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AN OLD FARMER'S ADVICE.
By Henry Mark.
Having been a farmer from boyhood
I think I have learned some of the
needs of the great army of young
farmers who have just started or are
getting ready to enter that field of la
bor; and I hope there may be some
thing in what I may say that will en
courage and help come one of these In
his struggles in the battle of life. I
do not write for those who have been
long in the business, because those
that have been successful don't need
any advice and those that have not
perhaps, won't take it. But some
youny men do succeed in farming, and
there are good reasons why they suc
ceed, and the reasons are not hard to
find. A young man's character is pret
ty well fixed when he is twenty-five
yers old. If he is honest, industri
ous, temperate, moral, saving, trusty,
has a good wife and good health, and
behind these what farmers need most
—push and perseverance—he is al
most certain to succeed. I know men
tnat began working on the farm by
the month at low wages, and now ride
in fine buggies, own good farms, read
the papers, attend the primaries, try
to vote for the best men for office, and
help build school houses, churches and
good roads. We cannot get alons
without them —in fact, their kind are
the salt of the earth.
One oi" the first and most important
things is to decide where you will
make your home. This should not be
done hastily. There are many things
to be considered besides the almighty
dollar. Many boys have gone to the
bad because of their surroundings. It
pays to live where there are good
roads, good schools and good societies.
The young farmer must choose the
line of farming he expects to pursue.
He will be governed in this by climate,
soil, environment and that which
promises the best results. A little
experience and observation will help
mm decide this. When this is settled
be slow to make a change. Some
times crops fail or prices are so low
we say it don't pay, and are tempted
to make a change and try something
else. Don't. Say "Get thee behind
me, Satan," and go on and do better
work, and it possible have more to
sell, and have it good. Follow this up
for a series of years, and see if it
doesn't pay.
To demonstrate the value of stick
ativeness, I will relate what came un
der my observation. In December,
1873, four farmers, having sold their
hogs, were driving them to the place
of delivery. The price of hogs was
low that year, and Had been for more
than a year, and three of the men had
fattened their brood sows, saying they
were going to quit raising hogs. The
.ourth man said: "I am in debt; I
am paying 10 per cent on several thou
sand dollars; I must have money, and
I will raise more hogs." And he did.
Two years pass, and the price of hogs
was booming, $7.50 a hundred, gross
weight.
This stick-at-it young farmer drove
his hogs to market, and the buyer
gave him a check for over $3,200 for
them. He did not stay in town all
night, but hurried home to tell his
wife; and the three neighbors were
offering 15 cents a pound for brood
sows. It is easy to guess who of these
made a success of farming.
Farming in some respects is like
other callings. The proprietor must
be at his place of business; he must
be careful in making obligations and
prompt to meet them. This helps a
man to hold up his head, gives him
credit, and if he needs to borrow a lit
tle money he can help make the terms.
Don't make haste to be rich. Pay
as you go is a good rule. Be in season
with the work of the farm. Push and
perseverance are what the farmers
need most, and most farmers need
them. The merchant must have them
to be successful; the professional man
must have them or he is left; the edi
tor of a great newspaper cannot get
along without them; they are indis
pensable to the politician, and if he
does not have them he doesn't get
there. By them the United States has
captured the commerce of the world,
and by them she will do greater
things.
Cattle men purpose building a wire
fence 700 miles long, on the boundary
between Canada and the United States
north of Dakota and Montana. The
object of the fence is to keep cattle
from migrating to and fro over the
international boundary, thereby piling
tariff duties on their backs like humps
on camels. This will be the longest
fence in the world and the funny man
can devise all sorts of jokes about
it and the politician who must "fix
his fences" or the seven hundred mile
"wire puller," but it will not keep out
Canadian blizzards. —N. W. Agricultur
ist.
We invite the attention of our read
ers to the illustrated advertisement
of the Northwest Trust & Safe De
posit Co. Bank on page 5 of this issue.
The company makes a specialty of
handling country accounts by mail
and otherwise. We can assure any
one doing business with them of the
most courteous treatment. The relia
bility of the company is sufficiently
attested by the character of its direct
ors and officers and by its methods of
doing business.
Get accustomed to do farming in a
business way and it will always be
easy to do so later. Get in a rut and
it is very difficult to get out. The
business farmer will not pay $10
per bushel for a new variety of seed
oats; he does not sign contracts with
strangers; he will use a milk tester
and he will take a farm paper.—Home
stead.
It is not true that the glib-tongued
tree peddler never returns to the scene
of his exploits. There are numerous
instances where they have canvassed
the same territory two seasons in suc
cession. Of course, after their stock
has reached bearing age, the places
that have known them will know them
no more, for they are not fools, what
ever else they may be.
GOING EAST?
Now Is your opportunity, as the North
ern Pacific Is makng specially low rates
from Seattle on June 22d, 23d, 28th and
July Ist and 3d. Call at N. P. City Of
fice full particulars.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OP KING
Marius Skow, Plaintiff, vs. Emma Bowles,
Frank Carroll, Alfred Ellsllger, and all per
sons, unknown, If any, having or claiming
an Interest or estate In and to the here
inafter described property, Defendants.
State of Washington to the above named
defendants : You and each of you are here
by notified that the above named plaintiff,
Marius Skow, Is the holder of delinquent tax
certflcates Nos. 82836, 60021, A 516, 82837,
A 517. 82838. A5lB. Issued by the Treasurer
82836, 60021 and A. 516 Lot Thirty-three
of King County, Washington embracing the
following described property situate In said
county:
THE RANCH.
CM) Itlock Five (M Oilman Park First Ad
dition to Seattle.
That said certificate 82886 was issued
<m the olst day of .January. 1808 to said
King County for the sun of three and 5-100
dollars for the delinquent taxes of the years
1802-1898-1894 and 1895. That said ctr
tlflcate No. 60021 was issued on the olst
day of January, 1808 to said King county
for the delinquent certificates of the year
180u.
That both said certitiicatec were subse
quently <m the 120 th day of November, 1808,
sold, assigned, transferred and delivered to
plaintiff. That No. A. 516 was issued to
plaintiff oo the said 12<>th day of November,
180s. for the delinquent taxes of the year
1896. That the taxes for the following years
on said above described property has been
paid by plaintiff, to-wlt : the year 1807. the
sum of ?().;{<): the year 1808, the sum of
$0.27 : the year 1800. the sum of $0.34 ; the
year 1000. the sum of $0.48; the year 1901,
(he sum of .$0.46. which several sums bear
interest at the rate of fifteen per cent per
annum from the date of payment.
No. 812837 and A. 517—Lot Thirty-six
(.'{(!) Block Five (5) Oilman Park First Ad
dltlon to Seattle.
That said certificate 82837 was issued
to King County on the 31st day of January
1808. for the sum of .$1.24 for thedelinqiK'iit
taxes for the years 1894 and 1895 and sub
sequently on the 26th day of November,
1898, sold, assigned and transferred by said
King County to plaintiff.
That said certificate A. 517 was ssued
to plaintiff on the said 26th day of Novem
ber. 1898. for the sum of $0.44 for the de
linquent taxes for the year 1896 ; that the
taxes for the following years have been
paid by plaintiff: the year 1897, the
sum of $0.30; the year 1898, the sum of
$0.27 : the year 1899, the sum of $0.34 ; the
year 1901, the sum of 10.48, which several
sums bear interest at the rate of fifteen
per cent per annum from the date of pay
tnent.
No. 82888 and A. 518—Lot Thirty-Seven
(:>"> in Block Five (6) Oilman Park First
Addition to Seattle.
Tlint said certificate 82888 was issued to
said King County on the Hist day of Janu
ary, 1898. for the delinquent taxes of the
years 1894 and 189f», and subsequently, on
the 26th day of November. 1898, sold, as
signed, transferred and delivered by said
Kins County to this plaintiff.
That said certificate A. 518 was issued to
Plaintiff on the said 26th day of November,
189S, for the sum of $0.44 for the delinquent
taxes for the year 189*.. That the taxes for
the following years on the property last
above described have been paid by plaintiff,
to wit : for the year 1897, the sum of $0.30;
for the year 1898, the sum of $0.27; for
the year 1899, the sum of ,t>0.34 ; for the
year'l9oo. the sum of $0.36; for tne year
1901. the sum of $0.46. which sums bear
interest at the rate of fifteen per cent per
annum from the date of payment.
You and each of you are hereby directed
and summoned to appear within sixty days
after the date of the first publication of
this summons, to-wit: within sixty days af
ter the 24th day of July, 1902, and defend
the above entitled action in the above en
titled court or pay the amount due, to
gether with the costs, and in case you fail
so to do judgment will be rendered foreclos
ing the lion for said taxes and losts against
the real property, lands and premises above
described.
MARIUS SKOW,
TAMES McNBNY, Plaintiff.
Attorney for Plaintiff. 506-507 Bailey
Rldg.. Seattle. Washington.
CHEAPEST EXCURSIONS EAST.
Round trip tickets to St. Paul, Omaha,
etc., $52.00; Chocago, $72.00. Use the
famous North Coast Limited of the North
ern Pacific. For full particulars and tick
ets, call on or write to I. A. Nadeau, Genl.
Agent N. V. Ry.. Seattle.
Classified Wants
Advertisements under this heading lc a
word each insertion. Cash must accompany
order.
Agents wanted for the Reid Cream Sep
arators. We give biggest commission ever
allowed. Write at once to Fred Redig, 908
Western avenue.
Wanted —Position as butter and
cheesoinaker. Long experience. First
class man in every respect. Address
H. Rohl, 421 Main Street, Seattle.
WANTED—Position as butter and cheese
niaker. Have had long experience. Address
X The Ranch.
FOR SALE— Thirty milch cows, thirteen
yearlings, eight spring calves, and one De
l-aval Separator Baby No. _. B. L. Reber,
Sunnyside, Wash.
Satisfaction from cattle raising.—
Send to L. K. Cogswell, Chehalis,
Wash., for a start in Red Polls. They
are gentle, hardy and profitable in ev
ery way. A dozen bulls now for sale;
prize winning stock. Orders taken for
heifers. Send at once for Red Foiled
pamphlet.
RUPTURE CURED. TRUSS FREE".
nur-iunr. You pay $4 when cured.
No cure no pay. ALEX SIMERS, Box 845,
Westbrook, Maine.
Let your chickens and hogs sleep at
night on a board, roost, clean floor, or
straw bedding, sprinkled or painted
■with Lee's Lice Killer. Next morn
ing you will find all body-lico lying
dead on the painted floor.
Lea's Lice Killer it a liquid lice and
mite-killing paint which kills not
only all insects that it touches but
also forms a gas which penetrates the
PPEC FROM UCe.
feathers of fowls and bristles of hogs,
killing all insects on their bodies. It
is the easiest to use, least expensive,
strongest, safest, and best — sure
death to all insects. Sold at all im
portant towns. Send for catalogue
of poultry and stock supplies and
name of nearest agent. Lee's Lice
Killei is never sold in bulk. See that
every can bears above trade-mark
with our name and address.
'- CEO, H. LEE CO., Omaha, Neb.
LILLY, BOGARDUB & CO., Agents.
ILLMAN'S
Eggs—Balance of season $1.00 and
$l.bO per 15.
Twenty pens of White Rocks for
sale, after May 15. Pens to consist of
-t good breeders and 1 cock, a full bro
ther to Highland Snowflake. Ist prize
bird at Seattle show. Price of pens,
$10 and $12. Also a few Barrea Rock
Cocks at $2.50 to $3.00 each.
MAN'S fpl|j|ir
• NELSON'S •
LIGHT BRAHMAS • BARRED P. ROCKS
Win at any show. Eggs from the host yard or' Bar
red Plymouth Rocks $3 a setting: Light Brahmas,
$2 a setting. Kggs from good breeders of Barred
Ron sor Brown Leghorns $1 a netting.
HENRY NELSON
ma 33d Street, ; Everett. Wash.
A. M. CALE.
North Yaklma, Wash.
Breeder of pure bred Black Mlnorcas,
White Rocks, S. C. Brown, White and Buff
Leghorns, Golden and Silver Laced Wyan
dottes, Anconas, S. L. Hamburgs and P.
Cochins. Eggs $1.50 for 13, or $2.50 for
-G ; Bronze turkey eggs $1.50 for 10.
ROSE COMB BROWN LEGHORNS.
Eggs for hatching $1.50 per 13; best
layers, hardy, farm-bred stock for sale.
11. Ralstnn, Leavenworth, Wn.
Catalogue free~"of~tEe~~best Brown and
White Leghorns, Mlnorcas, Brahmas, B. P.
Rocks, White Crested Polish. FRED A.
JOHNSON, SJB S. 35th St., Tacoma, Wash.
White and Buff Wyandottes
Good farm raised birds that have plenty
of range. Strong, vigorous stock that lay
eggs and win prizes. Young stock for sale.
Eggs In season at $3.00 per setting of 15.
E. P. SANFCRD, North Yakima, Wash.
BLANCHARD'S POULTRY^
Stock for sale of the following
breeds: Barred Blymouth Rocks,
White Plymouth Rocks, S. C. Brown
Leghorns, Black Minorcas. Prices rea
sonable. Eggs for hatching in sea
son.
FREE —Blanchard's Poultry Book with
each order of eggs.
H. L. BLANCHARD, Hadlock, Wash.
Plymouth : Rocks
BARRED, BUFF AND WHITE
EGGS from my prize winners $2 a sitting;
two sittings for $3; eggs from the best
laying strain of Plymouth Rocks on the
Pacific Coast, $1.50 a sitting; two sit
tings for $2; Incubator stock for sate
$5 per 100.
LR. SCHOTT, North'Yaklma, Wash
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