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To the Creamerymen and Dairymen of
the State of Washington:
We beg to announce that we have
just been appointed by the De Laval
Separator Co., of New York, direct
general agents for the sale of their
cream separators in Washington and
Oregon. As you are doubtless aware
we have been engaged in* handling
these well known and approved ma
chines during the past two years as
sub-agents of the general agency at
San Francisco and the fact that we
were obliged to do all our business in
connection with these machlines
through our San Francisco friends in
stead of directly with the manufactur
ers, has greatly hampered us in the
past, but as gan be readily seen this
Place: Home of prosperous hop farmer twelve miles west of North Yakima.
Time: Evening, a few weeks ago.
Farmer is entertaining handsome and debonair newspaper man and
gentleman friend from town. Cheerful, enjoyable conversation with farmer
and family. Tales of adventure, history reviewed, political platforms over
hauled, jokes cracked, cider passed around, etc., till time of retiring.
Handsome young newspaper man signifies desire that self and friend be
awakened quite early. Used to getting up early—fixed habit, you know.
Besides must get good start in morning.
The two beautiful and vivacious daughters of farmer hold whispered
conversation. They, too, were fond of rising early—to get breakfast. Tell
cherub-like and innocent little brother to set alarm clock at 3a. m. He
obeys instructions, and makes it one hour better. Sets clock on tin oil can;
winds up to last notch.
Place: Same place. Time, 2a. m.
Alarm clock starts up. Everybody wakes up. Beautiful daughters see
by clock that little brother has played a joke on the jokers. Little brother
wants to sleep, but charming sisters roust him out and make him cut wood
till daylight. Little brother uses slang.
Handsome newspaper man says: "Good God! What means this call at
this unearthly hour! Methinks the timepiece has been working double time.
Nay! Nay! Arouse me not! 'Tis too popping frosty^ to get up now. Let
me and Morpheus have it out until the crack of morn."
Pathetic appeal of H. N. P. man of no avail. Must get up Regular
rising time on farm la.m. in summer; 1:30 in winter. Already half hour
' Breakfast served by beautiful daughters, faces wreathed in bewitching
smiles. H. N. P. man too sleepy to notice sly winks exchanged by maidens.
Place: Same place. Time, after breakfast.
HN P man and friend hold seance in parlor. Wait for hours and
hours and hours for daybreak, which is in no hurry. Comes at last HN.
P man and friend drive off and fade away in distance. Beautiful daughters
watch them till they disappear from the horizon. Kid brother turns hand
springs on creek bank.
I ATTENTION FARMERS! sea™. Washington 1
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§ Address: E. J. BOWEN, SEEDMAN, Seattle, Washington. jK
new arrangement places us in a per
fectly independent position to conduct
this agency in an active and aggres
The numerous friends of the Alpha
separators in the State of Washington
will now be sure of receiving better
and prompter attention than ever, and
the would-be competing machines now
being sold, as it were behind the back
of the Alpha, will receive a deeded
and lasting set-back that will place
them where they belong —"On the
shelf." Yours very truly,
COLUMBIA IMPLEMENT CO.
General agents for the Alpha, De La
val Separator and importers and deal
ers of creamery and dairy machinery
RANCH AND RANGE.
There .are few, if any, strictly first-class hops left in Oregon, the last of
the "exports" having been taken in this week by dealers who had contracts
to fill, and were obliged to pay up for the stock. It is reported that as high
as 15 cents was paid for some of this stock, but 14 cents has been the ruling
quotation. The next grade to exports is now in pretty fair demand at about
12 cents, with poorer "stock ranging down to insignificant figures.
There are about 8,000 bales of hops left in Washington state.
Common horses are bringing $15 to $25 for the Alaska trade.
At New York last week Washington and Oregon wools showed fair re
sults, chiefly confined to eastern, the several lots turned over making a fair
volume of business. These brought former prices, about 17c in the grease,
the scoured cost of No. 1 being generally 50c.
Potatoes are stiffer snd have gone up $2 in the past week.
Fancy apples are a little higher this week, bringing as high as $1.25.
Common stock moves slowly. H. A. Noble, on the east side of Lake Wash
in crton, is sending in apples that are bringing the highest prices in the
market. It is said that his account sales for apples will average higher
than any other shipper sending into the Seattle market. Hhode Island
Greenings from his orchard brought $1.25 Monday, while other consign
ments of the same variety went as low as 50c.
The consignment of oranges about which mention was made last week,
as having been condemned by Inspector Brown in the commission estab
lishment of J. M. Hixson & Co., was sent there from San Francisco, alter
having been fumigated and with the full knowledge of the inspector, and
were only sent as a sample, to see if the animal life had been killed by dis
infection at San Francisco before they left that port. The object was to
determine how much good such disinfection would do; and the inspector,
after examining, decided that the insects were not killed by the treatment.
Butter went up a cent in Spokane Friday to 30c for home creamery,
and (astern butter to 26c.
Alfalfa hay is $6 in the stack at Prosser. As the average yearly pro
duction of alfalfa in that fertile district is seven tons, making $42 income
per acre, it means pretty prosperous times for the hay raisers there.
Alfalfa hay dropped a dollar per ton in Spokane last week.
Horse owners of the Inland Empire are realizing just about double
the prices for good animals received last year.
The Ellensburg Capital predicts that hay will be $20 per ton in that
valley by spring. While most assuredly we hope that that excellent jour
nal's predictions will come true, we believe it is encouraging the producers
to build their hopes on a plane too high for safety.
Hops throughout the state are moving off at figures from 10c to 1,5 c.
Mutton sheep are worth $4 a head in Central Washington
Two cars of turkeys are en route to Seattle from the east, one to Spokane
and several to Portland. Quotations are about 15c.
The egg market is assuming curious phases these days. W. J. lieggb ec
Co. are paying 30c per dozen for ranch eggs as we go to press Thursday while
other dealers stoutly assert that prices have gone down 3@sc per dozen.
The quotations given by dealers have a wide margin of difference, and they
all seem to be setting their own prices. John B. Agen quotes ch ol ce ranch
eggs at 28c; fresh eastern eggs, 28c, and stored eastern at 14c
gg The cucumber season has already commenced. The first consignment
came in from the hothouses of A. F. and L. T. Haas, Lake Washington,
Wednesday, and sold for $3.00 per dozen-25 cents apiece This goes to
show that an improved financial condition exists in this city. The Hotel
Butler bought them. ,
The Weekly Post-Intelligencer has been enlarged to sixteen pages and
wonderfully improved in all departments. We send it for less than cost.
With RANCH AND EANGE, $1.25 per year.
I HAVE ONLY
A few hens is the way the averaee farmer
will answer when asked to subscribe lor the
WE DON'T CARE
If you only have a dozen you should have the
Pacific Poultkvman. It Is only "SO CENTS
A YEAR. PACIFIC POULTRYMAN,
FARMS FOR SALE
U MORRISON Western Washington
HL ESHELMAN.JH FARMS FOR SALE
Also city property and
dL cfattle: J&M timber luniK Parties
\7%^ jtS§ desiring to buy or sell
Tf&^^ma^tfSjr sliuuld write us.
Avi\y^ FOR BARGAIN LIST
Persons orderinsr goods will pease mention
RANCH AND RANGE.