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Vol. XX-No. 3
D. S. TROY.
If the editor of The Ranch were
asked the question: "Where is the
model farm of Western Washington?"
his reply would be: "The Glendale
Farm, in Jefferson county." Probably
there are other farm owners in West
ern Washington who would be ready to
dispute Glendale's claim for first place,
but we think if all the points of sit
uation, management, productiveness
and results were taken into considera
tian, that our off-hand selection would
be found the winner.
Mr. D. S. Troy is the manager of
Glendale Farm. He is, by the way, a
native son, having been born at Dun
geness, Clallam county, in 1870. He
worked on his father's farm until the
age of 19, and secured his education
at the Puget Sound University, which
was then located at Olympia.
He was for the following seven years
in the employ of the Merchants' Na
tional Bank, of Port Townsend. About
that time there was wanted a manager
for the Ladd estate property, in Jef
ferson county, and Mr. Troy was cho
sen to fill the position. He has made
something of a record in the manage
ment of the Glendale farm and cream
eries. On July Ist of last year the
Glendale Creamery company was or
ganized, with Mr. Troy as manager,
and having creameries at Quilcene
and Dungeness, and skimming sta
tions at Center and Leland.
Mr. Troy is the retiring secretary
of the Washington State Dairymen's
Association, which position he filled
faithfully for the last three years.
The members of the association are
now getting up a fund to purchase for
him a handsome gold watch and chain,
as a testimonial of their appreciation
of his services, and the esteem in
which he ,is held.
Write Your Senators and Representa
Editor Ranch —Please urge upon all
farmers, dairy and creamery men the
importance of their interesting them
selves in the matter of securing the
appropriation of $5,000 for farmers'
institutes. The farmers of the State
are clamoring for these institutes, but
for some time have been denied them
for want of funds, which the last leg
islature failed to appropriate. Should
we fail in our application at this time
another two or three years will roll
around before we shall be able to
get the institutes. This is all wrong.
The farmers are entitled to the educa
tional advantages of these institutes,
land they should demand recognition
A JOURNAL OF THE LAND AND THE HOME IN THE NEW WEST.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FEB. I, 1903.
of their rights from the legislature
now in session, and do it with all the
emphasis within their power. Now,
let every one of us write to our sen
ator and representatives, urging upon
them the importance of this measure,
and the great danger of permitting
the matter to again go by default.
In this way, only, can we depend upon
securing our rights.
H. L. BLANCHARD.
Exportation of Nursery Stack Into
The Department of Agriculture, at
Victoria, British Columbia, has been
advised that in response to the strong
representations which have been
made, the Hon. the Minister of Agri
culture, has recommended that an ex
tension of one month be allowed for
the importation into British Columbia
of nursery stock, from those countries
to which the San Jose Scale Act ap
plies, viz. the United States, Japan
and Australia, and that his Excellen
cy, the Governor General, in council
has been pleased to order that the
prayer be granted. The time, there
fore, for the importation of such trees
and plants as come under the opera-
D. S. TROY.
tion of the San Jose Scale Act is ex
tended for one month, viz. from the
15th of October to the 15th of April,
instead of the 15th of March, as here
tofore. J. R. ANDERSON,
Dept. of Agriculture, Victoria, B. C.
What's a Hog's Time Worth?
James J. Hill, the railway magnate,
is noted for his wonderful mastery of
detail, not only in all departments of
his railroad work, but in everything
else to which he turns his attention.
As is well known, he is himself a
farmer, and takes the liveliest inter
est in grain and stock raising. He
pursues a strong and fixed policy in
the breeding of live stock, and upon
the occasions where he has attended
farmers' meetings has surprised those
present by his knowledge of the sub
jects under discussion. Samuel Hill,
his son-in-law, manager of the Seat
tle gas works, and president and lead
ing spirit of the Washington State
Good Roads Association, tells a good
story which illustrates this character
istic of the railway magnate, and
shows, moreover, his keen sense of
A number of years ago, while In
Subscription $1 f*mr Year
Worth Two Gold Dollars
Washington City, the two Hills met
ex-Governor W. D. Hoard of Wiscon
sin, editor of Hoard's Dairyman,
and straightway the senior Hill was
deep in a discussion relative to the
best ration for feeding hogs. While
engrossed in this subject they
were spied by a congressman, who
intruded himself straightway. If there
is anything Jim Hill don't want around
him it's the average congressman
filled with his own overwhelming self
"What did you say you'd feed a 50
--pound hog?" queried the governor.
And Mr. Hill proceeded to figure up
a balanced ration with corn, skim
milk and a little oil meal.
"Good! good!" cried the governor,
clapping his hands at Mr. Hill's keen
ness in answering the problem.
"Did you ever try wheat?" broke in
"Yes," answered Mr. Hill, "it's a
little too starchy, but will make a good
feed in lieu of corn."
"How do you feed it?" was the next
question. "Do you soak it or feed
"Dry," was Mr. Hill's answer.
"Wrong—all wrong! You ought to
feed it wet. If you feed it dry it
takes the animal two hours to eat it."
and dryly asked:
"What do you figure the hog's time's
worth an hour?"
The congressman was squelched,
and hurriedly withdrew, leaving theim
to continue their discussion without
Editor (Squashville News) —See
here, Mr. Dolan! You delivered me a
load of hay for the six years' subscrip
tion you owed for my paper.
Mr. Dolan—Oi did!
7ditor —Well, my horse won't eat
that hay, b'gosh.
Mr. Dolan —Well, my goat won't eat
your paper, be gobs!— Puck
"So he's been trying to live on other
people's brains," said the publisher
"What's the trouble? Has some one
been stealing the ideas from your
"I suppose so. But that's a minor
matter. They're trying to coax away
the man who writes my advertise
ments." —Washington Star.
Xote that complete list of books for
farmers on page 2. The Ranch has com
piled this list carefully, and for those in
terested it Is worthy of preservation.
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