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SEE CONAMT'S ADV.
You couldn't keep W. A. Conant, the
Kittitas Shorthorn breeder, out of our
advertising columns with a club. He
has been an advertiser with us too
many years, and knows how it profits
him. He says: "I don't raise kind
animals, neither do I raise big lumps
of tallow on legs with loud-sounding
names. But I have the uniform, even
fleshed, smooth cattle that don't know
the taste of grain, and are acclimated
here and will do much better work
than imported stock."
DOES IT PAY?
Sunnyside, Wash.. Nov. 20, 1902 —
Does it pay to fatten hogs on grain?
Mr. J. A. Rush, living one mile and a
half east of Sunnyside has a large
herd of swine grown on alfalfa. At
the high price of grain he was unde
cided whether to fatten the hogs or
sell them for stockers. One week ago
he weighed two shoats and put them
in a pen and fed them wheat chop,
soaked —all they could eat. When
they were put in they weighed 114
and 109 pounds, respectively. Seven
days later they weighed out 134 and
129, respectively. During this time
they were fed 98 pounds and made a
total gain of 40 pounds, or two-fifths
of a pound of pork for every pound of
feed, or for $1.15 worth of grain he
produced $2.20 worth of pork. There
is probably no kind of stock that will
yield better returns than swine wisely
Wheat Fed Hogs.
A splendid monument to the advan
tages of diversified farming among the
wheat belts of the Inland Empire is
seen in the case of A. L. Swaggart, an
Athena rancher, who has one of the
finest herds of hogs in eastern Oregon.
Mr. Swaggart, whose bunch numbers
175, says he can make $1 per bushel
for every pound of wheat he feeds to
these hogs. He says further that it is
a real benefit to the wheat to have
hogs running over it in the winter.
Mr. Swaggart claims that the grain
is checked from running too much to
straw on rich ground and that it heads
out better when swine have pastured
on it during the winter and early
spring months. As a proof of this
statement he points to a field where
this "was done last winter, and where
he harvested 50 bushels to the acre
this summer. He adds the remarkable
claim that wheat where no hogs were
run on the same ranch went 10 bushels
less to the acre.
Mr. Swaggart is turning off about
200 hogs a year, getting as high as
seven cents a pound on foot some
times. His estimate of $1 a bushel
for wheat is based on a hog rate of
only five cents per pound, liveweight.
A ready market is found on the coast.
Mr. Swaggart is a pioneer in the hog
L. K. Cogswell is at home again. He
has been doing a bit of business in
the goat line since he left. He went
down to the Willamette valley and
bought up 567 head which he shipped
to J. W. Barclay of Allyn, Mason
county, this state. Mr Barclay has
about fourteen hundred acres of land
on which he proposes to let the goats
browse to their hearts' content. The
Angoras are worth from $4 to $5
apiece and they are said to be a fine
proposition for clearing land. The
wool clip sell at about 30 cents per
pound and as rustlers the goats can
not be beat. It is claimed for them
that they will earn a man's wages at
clearing land and board themselves
besides. There are quite a number
of Lewis county ranchers who have
goats and others are adding small
herds. The industry bids fair to be
come quite an enterprise in Wash
ington. State Auditor John D. Atkin
son is proposing to have the state
offer a bounty for the development
of goateries.—Chelais Bee-Nugget.
TREATMENT OF USELESS DOGS.
It is generally conceded that in a
free country like ours no man, whether
rich or poor, should be denied the
pleasure of keeping around him such
domestic animals as suit his taste.
While we are willing to admit that
many poor people, who are unable to
indulge in the luxury of keeping a
horse, derive much pleasure from the
companionship of a dog, even though
the latter be but a common, ill-bred
cur, the fact cannot be overlooked that
this indulgence which appears in the
form of a blessing, may be, through
abuse, transformed into a curse; in
fact, this is about what the dog nui
sance amounts to at this time in this
country. It is little wonder that the
subject is presented to town, city and
state government from time to time for
solution. The loss annually caused by
the destruction of sheep which may be
traced to the dog nuisance is sufficient
to suggest the wisdom of offering a
more satisfactory solution to the prob
lem than has yet been brought forward.
In thickly populated centers the dan
gers by hydrophobia have many ter
rors for the people. Then the loss of
life caused by runaways which may be
traced directly to an ill-bred cur is an
nually very large.
In cities and large towns in Get
many dogs are required to be muzzled
whenever they are on the street or in
public places. In Berlin every dog is
subject to a tax of $4.76 per annum.
When this tax is paid the uog is reg
istered and the owner receives a small
brass disk bearing the registered num
ber of the animal, which must thence
forth be worn on the collar. A dog
not wearing a stamped collar is im
mediately seized by officers of the law.
Speaking of these regulations Consul
General Mason writes from Berlin that
the effect has been practically to exter
minate stray and useless dogs; to re
strict the dogs actually kept to those
of a fine race, owned by people in easy
circumstances, and to those kept for
hunting purposes and for work, such
as are used by milkmen, marketmen,
butchers, peddlers, etc., in towns and
cities. As a result of all this care
hydrophobia is practically unknown in
We heartily concur in regulations of
this character, and although a tax of
$1.76 would prove somewhat of a bur
den to poor people, yet such a benefit
would this confer on the community
generally that we believe those who
are not in a position to pay the tax
should forego the privilege of keeping
a dog. To those who are able to keep
dogs because of their use or ornament
the tax would be willingly borne, the
poor being able to escape this by deny
ing themselves this pleasure.
Wall Street Arithmetic.
(Boston Commercial Bulletin.)
Ten mills make one trust,
Ten trusts make one combine.
Ten combines make one merger,
Ten mergers make one magnate,
One magnate makes all the money.
A few choice yearling Shropshire Rams
and Ram Lambs for sale; also a few Ewes,
and Yorkshire Pigs of both sexes. Bred
from prize winning stock.
E. A. KIPP,
Pioneer Farm, Chlllwack, B. C
RED POLLED CATTLE
CHOICE BERKSHIRE PIGS
SHROPSHIRE AND DORSET RAMS
L. K. COGSWELL,
Six very choice boars and eight fine
sows. Sired by our grand boars, Cham
pion and Plumper. Prices right. Eli
gible to American Book.
SHANNON BROS., Cloverdale, B.C.
FOR SALI5 —Pure bred, registered
Three years old, out of Brown Bessie's fam
ily, the world-renowned cow that took first
premium at the Columbian exposition.
CARSTENS BROS., Seattle.
On Wednesday, November 12, 1902,
at 2 P. M., at LaGrande, Ore., we will
sell at Public Auction 21 Registered
Hereford Cattle, 13 Yearling Bulls, 8
Yearling Heifers. These cattle are in
fair condition only, not being fitted
for the sale ring. Breeding good as
the best. Catalogues ready October
E. J. Conrad & Sons, LaGrande, Ore.,
Pure Bred Shorthorn Cattle.
Book your orders now for Young Stock
RIVERSIDE STOCK FARM
.... '.. .M. HORAN, Proprietor..
Jersey bull, dropped September 18th,
1901 ; solid color, black tongue and switch.
Sire, Mella Ann's Stoke Pogis 2nd -No.
53696; clam, Miss Maldment No. 126708.
Will sell cheap for quality. A. W. John
son, 128 First Aye. West, Seattle.
The Jersey cow Miss Maldment 126708;
sire, Recorder, son of Brown Bessie, of
World's Fair fame dam, Connoisseur No.
65644. Seven-day butter test, 20 lbs. 13
oz. Also dam of Sobriquet, butter test 21
lbs. 3 oz. A. W. Johnson, 128 First Aye.
West, Seattle. ,
MEADOWBROOK STOCK FARM.
Breeder of Registered Shorthorn Cat
. tle and Poland China Hogs.
A few bags for sale.
. B. T. BYBNB, Moscow, Idaho.
For sale. Ready for service.
J. M. RICHARDSON,
Toppenish, Wash., R. F. D. No. 1...
M Mm** mm4S*% m Retention of placenta
#■ MM On MfJMM and failure to breed.
Kelloggs* Condition Powder Is a positive cure for
these diseases. Write for circular. Address
11. W. KELLOGG CO., St. Paul, Won
Dorset Horn Sheep
Duroc Jersey Hogs.
Correspondence Solicited. <
REED A SON, Moscow, Idaho.
A. J. STREET, Chilliwack, Br. Col.
Registered Jersey Cattle won at New Westminis
ter 1900—1st on 2 year-old-bull, Ist on yearling bull ,
Ist on herd. Some choice stock for sale,
Several choice young Holstein bulls
now for sale. Registration papers fur
nished. Address Meadowbrook Farm,
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
Lake Side Stock Farm
HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN CATTLE
Of the Best Butter Making: Strains for
Sale. Service bull, Lunde Oregon de Kol, son of
Clothilde Lunde Artls. Official butter test, 20 lbs
4 os! In 7 days. He Is assisted by Clothilde Grace's
Sir Hengerveld, whose granddam was Netherland
Hengerveld, with an official butter test of 26& lbs
in 7 days, her milk averaging 3.92 per cent fat.
P. A. FRAKES, Scappose, Ore.
SHADELAND FARM COLLIES
C. D NAIRN, Balltton, Ore., Prop.
Verona Pale Pace, 60729.
The Largest Collection of Pure Bred Col
lies In America. 82 Years a Breeder of
Best Working Strains. Known to Stock
men Everywhere. Puppies For Sale. Send
for Catalogue, Free.
Wl|/ Mountainvlew Ranch
|^^ Registered Jersey Cattle
I^HHBV the greatest milk and but
|^L ter producers In the world.
Head of herd is Royal of
Hrß Spokane, son of Koyal Oi
w/F Fechter & Janeck
HBflß'^ North Yak Una, : Wash.
All stock registered. Hogs can be seen at the
farm near Oresham, Or. Write us for; prices, ped
W. W. COTTON,
Worcester Bldg. Portland, Oregon
Jersej Bull Calf, St. Lambert strain,
price $30.00, registered, crated and de
livered at N. P. Station.
H. W. ILLMAN, Hartford, Wash.
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