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changing, and a man who keeps
abreast of them must be a man of
brains. This is especialy true on the
farm and in the dairy.—D. H. O.
* HOLD TOO MUCH LAND.
Perusal of census bulletins show
that the noble red man is holding down
too much good American sod. His
paletace competitor needs these areas
in bis business of creating wealth.
Why the Indian should monopolize
vast stretches of the best land in the
west, utilizing it for no better purpose
than raising scrub ponies, is something
that needs explanation.
All this land is not worth much to
the Indian. Uncle Sam should lose no
time in taking it off his hands at a
fair valuation, and give the army of
homeseekers a chance to develop it.
HAND SEPARATORS INCREASING.
The number of hand separators on
farms is increasing both in this coun
try and in Europe. There is a con
stant conflict of opinion between those
in favor of the hand separator and
those in favor of milk delivered whole
to the central creamery. Each me
thod has an advantage. With men
owning but few cows the hand separa
tor will never be popular, as it repre
sents a considerable investment and
requires skilled care. The man that
has a goodly number of cows finds the
separator a good investment. So we
may expect to see the two systems ex
ist side by side. The hand separator
is certainly preferable from a sani
tary standpoint, except where the
large creamery sterilizes all skim
Many people look upon Alaska as a
land of perpetual snow and ice. The
following letter gives the impression
of a traveler along the route of the
proposed Alaska Central railway:
S. Central Alaska.
D. McKinley, Esq., Seattle, Wash. —
I believe this country is able to sup
port a large agricultural population.
At Tyonick I saw a garden which
they told me had been planted only
three weeks. The vegetables had made
more growth than they would have
in twice that length of time in Wash
ington, owing, of course to the long
days. In fact, the potatoes were al
most ready to bloom.
I have seen meadows of hundreds of
acres of red-top grass standing four
feet high the last of June. I dropped
a few oats among some brush and
trees nine days ago and I will send
you a specimen of the result. (The
editor was shown this specimen, eight
inches long.) You can judge what
growth they would have made had they
been sown in open ground.
We are getting along on the survey
very well. We have crossed the Little
Susitna and expect to reach the Big
Susitna in about a week. Think we
will have the work over half done
If not too much trouble would like
to have you write me the news in re
gard to the Alaska Central Railway,
whether the shares have advanced any,
and also if they intend to do any
work on the line this fall. Our ad
dress is Tyonick, Alaska.
Very sincerely yours,
JOHN A. NELSON.
THIS YEAR'S CORN CROP.
A reliable expert estimates that 50
per cent more money will be needed
to move the corn crop of 1902 than was
brought into requisition last year.
More than 100,000,000 acres were plant
ed to corn last spring, or about 20,000,
--000 acres in excess of normal, the ex
cess having been stimulated by last
year's shortage and high prices. Any
one of the five principal corn states —
Illinois, lowa, Kansas, Nebraska or
Missouri, has fifty times as large an
area in this grain combined as have
all the New England States combined.
Of the total acreage more than three
fourths lies in the Mississippi, Ohio,
and Misouri valeys.
That the crop will be the largest ev
er grown in the United States is now a
certainty. It has had many vicissi
tudes. That about 2,500,000,000 will
be crippled is almost a certainty. This
is a round billion bushels in excess
of the harvest of last year, and fully
25 per cent, greater than that of 1900.
But the days of 15 cent corn are
over. Seemingly but yesterday there
existed popular clamor for a European
market. Now no surplus is in sight.
Home consumption is growing, and
within a few years the producing ca
pacity of the corn belt will be taxed.
tor there is but one corn belt and its
area is limited, and boundaries well
denned. —Chicago Livestock World.
"I'm very glad to tell you, Mrs.
Hodges, that your husband will recov
er, after all."
"Lord, sir, don't say that!"
"Why not, you unnatural woman?"
"Well, you see, sir, after I sent for
you sir, I took an' sold all his clo'es!"
SPECIAL KATE EAST.
Via the Northern Pacific to Washington,
D. <_'~ account meeting of G. A. R. Tickets
on sale Sept. 29tb and 30th. Itound trip
rate only .$77.35.
THE NORTHERN PACIFIC.
Will make round trip rate of $77.35 to
Washington. D. C, on Sept. 29th and 30th.
If going east, take advantage of this low
Advertisements under this heading lc a
word each insertion, cash must accompany
WANTED —Partner to engage in stock
raising. Must be a practical man, thorough
ly informed in all departments of the busi
ness. Address A2l, care The Ranch, Seattle.
Agents wanted for the Reid Cream Sep
arators. We give biggest commission ever
allowed. Write at once to Fred Redig, 908
FOR SALE—Thirty milch cows, thirteen
yearlings, eight spring calves, and one De-
Laval Separator Baby No. -. B. L. Reber,
RUPTURE* CURED, TRUSS FREPT
ItUi-iunc You pay ?4 wnen cured
No cure no pay. ALEX SPIERS, Box 845,
I had nervous indigestion and a gen
eral derangement of the entire system.
It had been a continual torture for 12
years. My blood became very poor and
at times my toe and finger nails would
be diseased. After eating I would sit in
a chair and put my feet on something
to keep them from swelling, and at
times would take off my shoes for the
misery I had. Whenever 1 experience
anything to remind me of past aches I
cannot lie too elated to tell what Ripan.s
Tabules have done for me. I still take
one now and then, because I know how
bad I have been. They were just what
The Five-Cent packet is enough for an
ordinary occasion. The family boU'e,
60 cents, contains a supply for v ,»i.
I Uncle Sam says it's
I all right
■ Uncle Sam, in the person of ten of his government officials, is always In charge of every
I department of our distillery. During the entire process of distillation, after the whiskey
is stored in barrels in our warehouses, during the seven years it remains there, from the
very grain we buy to the whiskey you get, Uncle Sam is constantly on the watch We dare
not take a gallon of our own whiskey from our own warehouse unless he says it's all right.
And when he does say so, that whiskey goes direct to you, with all its original strength, rich
ness and flavor, carrying a UNITED STATES REGISTERED DISTILLER'S GUARAN
TEE of PURITY and AGE, and saving the dealers' enormous profits. That's why
HAYNER WHISKEY is the best for medicinal purposes. That's why it is preferred for
other uses. That's why we have over a quarter of a million satisfied customers. That's
why YOU should try it. Your money back if you're not satisfied.
Direct from our distillery to YOU
Saves Dealers 1 Profits ! Prevents Adulteration !
PURE SEVEN-YEAR-OLD RYE
4 FULL $AM EXPRESS
QUARTS 1 PREPAID
We will send you FOUR FULL QUART BOTTLES of HAYNER'S SEVEN- ■■
YEAR-OLD RYE for $4.00, and we will pay the express charges. Try it and B^B
if you don't find it all right and as good as you ever used or can buy from
anybody else at any price, send it back at our expense, and your $4.00 will be B^B
returned to you by next mail. Just think that offer over. How could it be
fairer? If you are not perfectly satisfied, you are not out a cent. Better let
us send you a trial order. If you don't want four quarts yourself, get a J^k
friend to join you. We ship in a plain scaled case, no marks to show what's /In A
If you can use 580 Quarts or can get some of your friends to join you, |eSSs*EHSSS
we will send you £O Quarts for $10.00 by Freight Prepaid, thus IRtYiiirif 9
saving you W4.00. We have been in business over 3d years and have a IPsJ_f™»yjß
paid-up capital of $500,000.0050 you run no risk. -; f Irfaf TJrtfUjM
Write our nearest office and do it NOW. JEjJj^JeS
THE HAYNER DISTILLING COMPANY fSBI
ST. PAUL, MINN. DAYTON, OHIO ST. LOUIS, MO. fasg3gg»J
50 Distillery, Troy, O. Established 1866 Bjj^^^^^B
y+/ys>*ss+**>*s\s**</*&**+y<Zs**if\^ Bnlp us your
> "BEE line" BUGGIES. ? Hides and Wool, Pelts, Furs and Tallo*
€ i^^^SSIMBMMH^ t BISSINGE9 CO. SEATTLE,
> \"\/nE| / J. M. HIXSON & CO., Inc.
> \< MB- < Commission : Merchants
>*f"T*HHcZ^JOSBBBfc4«B^ /^\.' Goods handled strictly on commission . We do
/\\ y&*&3QHBH| flVSflflcK If Ji. not buy anything. Consignments solicited. Ke
\^/^^^^~\ V^y//A)X^<y^**?vN>>^7 821"823 Western Avenue • • SEATTLE
■>»N^-|-y y '^fcl' r^^ -\y Send your HIDES FURS. WOOL ■nd PELTS to
—■ 1 — - ■"« ' L H- F- NORTON * CO., SEATTLE
1 S/ifd*MJ>fi- nitg*r*gl?G P Wool Pullers and Tanners, Hellene Casi Prises
I yol##*fP^»»'a BUUtIIEOm C prompt R'tnrn« Ae»nt.» for '/,.,.. .Uxirx «h >1|»
5 Give better satisfaction than anything on C -' —. m^ «§, ■*■ *■■%
V the market at anything like the price, be- / \JT fl I |m\ Lf %«^
( cause they are made of good material, to V . f\ V^ IL^ r\ am %^
j stand "Oregon roads" — Iron corners on /
/ bodies, braces on shafts, heavy second- \ w e are Seattle Agents for Eastman
I growth wheels, screwed rims. If you want / A « jn
N to feel sure t hat you are getting your mon- C Kodaks, Century, Poco and Premo
C ey's worth, ask for a "Bee Line" or a J „_
? "Mitchell 1 (Henney) Buggy. We guar- C Cameras.
/ antee them. j
? Mitchell, Lewis & Stayer Co. •* C. W. PARKER & CO.,
V Seattle, Spokane, Boise. Portland, Or. P '
Lu**>*KS*s^^*sS^s>*^^j^ss>*rjL 108-110 Cherry St., Seattle.
THE BEST IS NONE TOO GOOD FOR YOU
and we can furnish you with the BEST for ——— T
no more than you might pay for the —--—•■ t-n,
WORST, therefore, don't throw away Rood II I IV #1 J\ IVI *C^
money for poor service, but if you are going II I IVI MJk I^l
East, or have friends coming West, let us ■ ■» ■» ■ w m m m ■ -^n^
tell you what we can offer on Chicago, Wash
ington. New York, Boston, St. Louis, Mem- Heavy weight j&&,
phis. New Orleans, and all intermediate Farm Bred M§z&
points. Our rails arc laid in fourteen differ- „,,,„, anew iHi*.
enl states of the Union. Hatred and white fflKtefo^ Jiik
Communicate with us regarding freight \&MiMnU[IF^&&IMh
and passenger business. It's a pleasure to 111 ■SmVK&§V«S«iilsli
reply to your letter. IL|_ - Wilf l^i mJPI
B. H. TRUMBULL, ■ ■-■- WwH^
J. C. I.INUSEY, Commercial Agent. ■■ ■ v i A gg^^BßßSu^y
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W% L. L. JL Plymouth Rocks. -3^^
Rubber stamps w , iumaa , Hart . ~-%g|:
Commercial Stamp Works —. .
Ar> cr*tTT TTTT? AT AXT "RT V Catalogue free of the best Brown and
42 SL,riUC,KMAI\ LSI.R. VVblte Leghorns, Minorcas, Brahmas, B. P.
ctatttp M,. C u Rockb, White Crested Polish. FRED A.
bllAl ILiL, VVAbli. JOHNSON, 518 8. 35th St., Tacoma, Wash.