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With which is consolidated
i lih Washington Farmer,
The Pacific Coast Dairyman,
The Farmer and Dairyman,
The Farmer and Turfman.
Official organ of the State Dairymen's Associa
tion and thp State Live Stock Breeders' Associ
Published Every Thursday by THE RANCH CO.
MILI,KR KKKKMAN, - Kditor and Manager.
K.lltorial Offices: - - - Seattle, Wash.
Tel. Main 1265—Long Distance Connection.
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Address all communications to THK UaNCH,
104 W. Washington St., Seattle Washington.
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It is amazing how much trouble a
human heart can hold without explod
It is even more amazing how many
imaginary grievances some misguided
mortals can conjure out of thoir own
Wait until you have a real griei.
Wait until you have a trouble so deep
and terrible that you can't shed a tear
to save your life.
Then you'll wonder why you ever
wept your nose red because the collar
of your spring coat had a pair of
crow's feet in its seams. You'll be
amazed at your ov/n foolishness for
worrying over wall paper that didn't
match the green rug.
When Death, the "black camel that
kneels at every man's door," conies to
the household and lays a solemn, quiet
hand upon one of your loved ones;
then when your gaze for a time is
fixed, in breathless awe, upon tftat
fearful chasm which stretches be
tween this world and the next—when
you would cheerfully barter all yom
worldly possessions for one more
"clasp of the hand that is gone, or
1 sound of the voice that is still," then
will you look back upon your life and
wonder what were the nappenings that
you had called troubles.
And there are worse things than
death.—Ashleigh C. Halliwell.
PROF. SHAW'S PARADISE.
Some of our readers who, grown ac
customed to frequent glimpses of Prof.
Shaw through the press, have wonder
ed of late at his long silence, will find
in the following from the Red Wing
(Minn.) Argus an explanation:
Professor Thomas Shaw is happy-.
He has 240 acres of the sandiest,
scrubbiest, weediest, most outworn
land in Minnesota to convert into a
paradise for cattle, using only such
methods as any farmer may employ
if he knows how. One can see that
land now waist deep in alfalfa and
alsyke and brome grass and cowpea
and clover and other succulent grasses
brought from all parts of the world to
flourish in Minnesota.
At present it grows quack grass
more freely than any other crop. Cul
tivation of some fields has been aban
doned on that account. For forty
years the land has been cropped over
and over with wheat, flax and oats,
with no enrichment, getting poorer
Prof. Shaw gives notice that the
weeds must go. He is going to find
out how it is done and keep at it un
til it is accomplished. Furthermore
that land has got to increase in pro
ductiveness. The drier and sandier
a piece of land is, the more Prof. Shaw
delights in making it grow juicy and
This farm is 240 acres near Farm
ington, Dakota county, to be known
as the Webb-Shaw experiment farm
and managed in connection with the
The managers give notice that this
is an experiment farm and that they
don't expect it to pay its way, but all
the same they have a sneaking notion
they can do it, experiments and all.
THE PAGE CASE.
Mission, B. C, Aug. 6, 1902.
Editor The Ranch: I enclose a copy
of letter received by Hon. Jno. Dryden,
minister of agriculture for Ontario,
from Mr. Sanders, editor of Breeders'
Gazette, whose remarks must be flat
tering to you.
I received a copy of letter through
F. W. Hodson, live stock commission
er for Canada.
H. F. PAGE.
Chicago, July 18th, 1902.
Hon. John Dryden, Toronto: I have
yours of the 14th inst. and note con
tents. I cannot imagine how any
United States collector could make
such a ruling as that mentioned in the
face of the practice of the department
for many years. I cannot imagine
there can be any overturning of the
prevailing interpretation of the act.
However, I will write a personal let
ter to Secretary Wilson and endeavor
to ascertain what it is.
A. H. SANDERS.
An idea prevails to a great extent
that hard work can accomplish any
thing. Some men go so far as to hold
that it is only by hard work that people
"get on" in this world. The farmer
is advised that if he will only work
hard he can possess the earth and the
fullness thereof. No other aid is need
ed. Perpetual work is the magic by
which everything can be turned to ac
count. There never was a more mis
taken rule of life. There never was
a philosophy founded upon a basis with
so small an element of truth. Work
can accomplish much, hard work gen
erally accomplishes more, but the man
who places work above thought or the
exercise of ideas will find in many
cases that he will have his labor for
his pains. The great deeds of this
world are performed by planning—hav
ing ideas and seeing to it that they are
carried into effect. The successful
farmer is the one who is intelligent,
the one who plans, directs and who
knows from observation what the re
sults will be.
There are men in this world who are
so wedded to conservatism that they
would not change from difficult to easy
methods of doing things for fear of
being considered fickle, and besides
they cling to the idea that the old ways
are best. There are some old ways
that are better than some new ones,
but it does not follow because they are
old that they are better, nor does it
follow because they are new that* they
are either better or worse, but experi
ence shows that they are generally
better. A man will often work hard
under old methods greatly to his dis
advantage even while he daily sees his
neighbor working under newer condi
tions and reaping success while the for
mer is submitting to failure. It is a
beautiful theory that hard work accom
plishes so much in this world, and it
does accomplish much when well di
rected, but a man of thought can ac
complish more by directing others in
telligently than if he were to put his
shoulder to the wheel himself and
work, ox-like, rather than direct. And
what is meant here by work, hard
work, is muscular application as dis
tinguished from mental operations.
The latter is work also and is embraced
in the proverb that "labor conquers
everything," but it is not the kind of
work that is under contemplation here.
In advocating the idea that farmers
should be thinkers and largely accom
plish their work by thinking and plan
ning it is not advised that they should
all take to the fence and direct some
one else to do the work. A combina
tion of the two elements is often need
ed, but the exercise of a preponderance
of intelligent thought will vastly lessen
the amount of hard work to be done.
In a lecture delivered by Mr. Car
negie be fore the Society of Mechanics
and Tradesmen in New York he un
duly emphasized the possibilities to be
achieved by hard work and cited as
instances in support of his position
the success of Paderewski and Shakes
peare —the former as the greatest piano
player living, and the latter the poet
for all time and the greatest drama
tic genius the world has ever known.
The examples were ill chosen. Men
are born with a gift or a genius to do
certain things well, just as poets are
born, not made, and when Mr. Carne
gie attributes the success of Paderews
ki and Shakespeare to hard work he
bestows credit where credit does not
properly belong. Admitting that the
piano player labored assiduously at a
task he loved so well that he could not
restrain himself from performing it,
yet had he not been born with a special
genius for his calling all his hard work
would have produced him nothing but
mediocre playing. As to Shakespeare
he never liked work and shunned it
whenever he could. He had the drama
tic genius and to pursue that was
pleasure; to be deprived of giving ex
pression to his thoughts would have
been misery. Mr. Carnegie himself
had the faculty of planning and se
lecting men to surround him who could
also plan as well as carry out his own
ideas. Had he himself simply worked
eighteen or even twenty hours a day
at the different employments in which
he had been engaged the world would
have never heard of him. That he
worked faithfully, assiduously, in lay
ing out plans for accomplishment ev
eryone knows, and that, too, was work,
but of a different order.
Reducing all his speculative thought
concerning hard work into one idea
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and applying it to the duties of the
farmer it can be truthfully said that
if he will intelligently outline his work
—lay plans for future performance —
instead of plodding along at hard work
without planning he will reap rewards
he never dreamed of before. Hard
work will always be performed by
somebody, but if he has laudable am
bition and wishes to win material suc
cess the farmer will do much thinking
as well as manual labor and never for
get that plans well laid dispense with
a great deal of hard work which must
otherwise be employed.—lowa Home
A change in the Meadow Brook Com
pany has taken place, by which C. W.
Chamberlain transferred his interest
to the company and the Meadowbrook
Company sold the general fruit and
produce part of the business to Mr.
Chamberlain. The Meadowbrook Com
pany will continue at its present lo
cation its wholesale business in dairy
products, eggs, etc., and also conduct
ing the large 1250 acre Meadowbrook
Farm at Snoqualmie. No other change
in the officers of the company than
the withdrawal of Mr. Chamberlain
will take place.
The business of this company has
been keeping pace with the growth of
the city and surrounding territory.
One of their most important depart
ments is their creamery, which re
ceives cream from all parts of Western
Frank L. Wheeler, the well-known
Yakima fruitgrower, has leased his
large Fruitvale ranch, and has pur
chased an interest in the commission
house of H. S. Emerson & Co., Seat
tle. Mr. Wheeler is one of the most
prominent fruitgrowers in the State,
having for a number of years been
president of the Northwest Fruitgrow
ers' Association. He is energetic and
wide-awake, and will no doubt prove
a valuable addition to the ranks of
the younger business men of Seattle.
Emerson & Co. is one of the oldest
commission houses in the state, and
has an enviable reputation for solid
arity and reliability. Its trade is
not only very large in Seattle and
surrounding country but does a large
of the Alaska produce business.
Our subscribers who expect to
come to the carnival will do well to
read the advertisement of Miles &
Piper in this issue. This is one of the
oldest firms in Seattle, who have re
cently moved into their new fine brick
building, and they are making the ex
traordinary offer appearing in their ad
vertisement in order that they may
encourage trade of out-of-town people.
A visit to their large store will prove
very interesting, whether purchases
are made or not.