Issued First and Fifteenth of Month
By The Ranch Publishing Corporation.
Miller Freeman, Editor and Manag-er.
P. L. Axlingr F. Walden
H. L. Blanchard
Allen & Ward, Boyce Building
New York Representative:
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Business Office: 325-G Colman Bldg.,
Publication Office: Wenatchee, Wash.
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Ranch, Wenatchee, Wash.
Application has been made to have
The Ranch entered at Wenatchee post
office at second-class rates of postage.
The New York State Grangers did
one thing that the farmers all over the
country will have to do sooner or later;
and that is. sound a note of warning in
the matter of road making. In some
places where the state has undertaken
the construction of the public high
ways, great political machines have
grown up that are fairly robbing the
people. Good roads are a blessing, but
they ought to be built so that they will
not entail a grievous burden of taxa
tion upon us and our children.
It is no disgrace for farmer boys to
learn how to work. It is, on the con
trary, the very best thing that can
happen to them. It is manly to bo
ready and willing and able to get right
out and hoe corn or run a mower or
drive a reaper all day long. And the
best women we know are not mourning
because they have their work to do in
the home every day. They are proud
of the fact that they know how to do
everything that comes in the way of
good farmers' wives to do. And the
world owes them a debt it will be a
long time in paying.
Tn our last issue there was announced
the fact that The Ranch will, on Sep
tf-mber 15th, print two pages of fr^e
want advertising for its patrons, the
conditions being that those who avail
themselves of the privilege must be pail
in advance subscribers to The Ranch.
There are no other conditions. The
offer has received wide comment amoru?
those who read The Ranch, and wr are
satisfied that the two pages will be
quickly filled. The full details of the
proposition are printed in this issuo and
may be found in the classified adver
tising pages. It is urged upon all who
want to take advantage of the offer to
make £h«i fact known early lo the Seat
tle office, in order that, as soon as we
have received the requisite number of
lines to fill the two pages, we ma>
close the books.
Prof. Spillman for pregon College.
The state agricultural college at Cor
\ t llis, Oregon, Is to have a new head
shortly to succeed President Gotch, and
much Interest has been aroused In the
subject among the people of the state,
owing to the prominent position occu
pied by the college in educational mat
ters. Many men have been suggested
for the position, but in our opinion
there is no one who would be better
• lualifled to discharge the duties of the
offlc* than Prof. W. J. Spillman, chief
agriculturist of the department of agri
culture at Washington, D. C, and his
name has been suggested by C. J. Me-
Intosh, school superintendent of Grant
county, Ore. In naming this eminent
educator, who formerly was agricultur
ist at the Washington state college.
Prof. Mclntosh said, among other
things: "It seems strange to me that no
public mention of Professor Spillman
has been made. When Senator Paulha
mus declared that Washington had suf
fered from the policy of allowing the
most capable men to leave the state
college for more remunerative fields, the
name of Professor Bplllman must have
DOESN'T NEED ONE.
De man what's de true en true good man don't blow
his trumpet on de house top. He's mos' ingin'rully too
po' ter own a trumpet, en ef he had one, he ain't got
no roof ter blow it from.
been uppermost in his mind. Why he
did not say so, I do not understand."
Professor Spillman is a scientist, a
chemist, trained by Dr. David Starr Jor
dan in the Indiana University, a teachei
of highly successful experience, a prac
tical farmer, and a man of highest char
acter and attainments. He has a na
tional reputation as a specialist in for
age and grasses, and from residence and
study in Oregon and Washington, has
been accorded the position of highest
proficiency in these and kindred depart
ments. He stands well with the depart
ment of the interior at Washington and
has many former students high in the
service. His reputation and character
would attract attention and patronage
from every section of the United States,
while his familiarity with official pro
cedure would offer unexcelled opportu
nities for securing government co-opera
tion and recognition of the graduates of
It Is not known whether Professor
Spillman could be induced to leave his
work at Washington for the presidency
of the agricultural college at Oregon,
but he has always felt a keen interest
in the educational and industrial affairs
of both Washington and Oregon, and
having at one time been connected with
the Oregon state normal school at Mon
mouth, he might be induced to accept.
At any rate, an attempt could be made,
and should be, if the regents are really
desirous of getting a man with a "na
Pure Milk for Our Cities.
The subject of pure milk has beer
before the people more or less for the
past two or three years, and it is very
gratifying to have on the statutes of
Washington some legislation that is
calculated to raise the standard of the
milk supplied to the cities of the state,
not to mention the innumerable hamlets
where the keeper of cows brings a few
gallons twice a day to a select list of
The law enacted on the subject by the
last legislature of Washington is be
lieved to be a thoroughly good statute
on this question. The bill was Intro
duced by Dr. Cloes, representative from
Pierce county. As it passed, it repre
sented the ideas of Dr. Cloes and the
dairy committee of the house, of which
Representative Troy, a practical dairy
man of Jefferson county, was a member.
The state dairy inspector also took part
in the conferences before the bill was
finally put In the form in which it
passed, and the law should represent
the best thought on the subject. The
law will go into effect June 12 of this
One or more inspectors of milk shall
be appointed in each of the cities of
the state, the law says. The ordinary
precinct politician, whose only argu
ment for an appointment is his service
for successful candidates, cannot be a
milk inspector under this law, which
speflcially provides that "all inspector?
hereafter appointed shall be graduates
of a recognized dairy school or shall
have completed a course in dairying in
a college where such instruction is
given." This provision should insure a
healthful interest in the subject on the
part of the inspectors and an unlikeli
hood of political favoritism.
The law provides for the collection of
samples of milk to be tested and for the
issuance of permits to persons engaged
in selling milk or cream in cities from
carriages. It also requires any store
keeper dealing in milk or cream to reg
ister. It is made unlawful to sell im
pure, infected or adulterated milk or
any milk to which any foreign sub
stance has been added or any milk frorr
a diseased cow or a cow kept in an un
clean shed or barnyard, or milk from
which a part of the cream has been
removed or to sell skimmed milk with
less than 9.3 per cent milk solids ex
clusive of fat. The penalty for any of
these offenses is a fine of $50 to $100
for the first offense and for the second
offense it is increased to $100 to $300.
If the third offense is committed, tin
tine shall be $60 and Imprisonment of
from sixty to ninety days.
The law defines pure milk carefully.
It must be freo from pus cells and blond
cells and must contain not less than 12
per cent of milk solids and not less
tli;m 8.76 per cent of solids exclusive ol
fat, or not less than 3.25 per cent fat.
The penalties for persons that handle
milk in stores or on markets are severe
also. It is unlawful to have impure
milk in possession. The effect of this
should be to make dealers careful all
along the line. The minimum require
ment for cream is 1 per cent of butter
fat, and severe penalties are to be as
sessed against persons that mix water
or any other substance with cream. An
alyses of milk and cream are to be made
by the chemist of any state institution
without extra compensation, or in
cases where cities employ bacteriolo
gists or chemists, the anaylses "may
be made" by them.
Little was said about the Cloes bill
during its progress through the legis
lature, but it may prove one of the
most beneficial of all the laws enacted,
for there is nothing more important
than public health.
One of the hardest propositions with
which sheepmen of the west have to
contend is making the long shipment
from the mountain country to market,
especially in the fall. At this season
most of tho consignments consist of
lambs which are taken off green feed.
They were put on the cars with the only ■
chance of getting anything to eat at ;
the regular feeding stations. They are i
given dry hay to which they are not
accustomed and they do not take to It
readily. It is bad enough when the
railroads get the cars through on sched- i
ule time, which they rarely do, but j
when vexatious delays occur it is worse. |
The result is that the lambs, though
fat at the start, lose much of their ,
plumpness before they reach market,
but there seems to be no help for it. ,
The season for planting most of the |
crops has about <one now, but there i
are many kinds of seeds that have yet \
to be put in the ground, and in case i
you have not yet purchased your full |
supply for the season it Is well to look
around and see from whom you had bet
ter buy. The farm journals of the north
west still have a large number of ad
vertisers who offer their seeds, and
among these you will find the firm of ,
Jacob Kaufmann & Co., of Seattle. It is
impossible to enumerate in a short ar- ]
tide what this firm has to offer, but if j
you will send to them for one of their !
catalogues you will find they have some
of the best and freshest seeds on the j
market —and reliable goods, too. Their j
advertisement has been in The Ranch
for several months.
What do you require in a bank?
Safety and security? Very well. Write
for free booklet. We can serve you.
We will respond to a postal card re
quest. If we can not convince you
there's no harm done. Write to us to
day—before you forget it. The Bank
for Savings in Seattle pays 4 per cent.
Write now before you forget it. We
are surely able to serve you. Address:
The Bank for Savings in Seattle, Seat
tle, Washington. Write today. The
booklet is free, altogether and wholly
free to you. i
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LITTLE FALLS FIRE CLAY CO., Little Falls, Washington
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IF LAND IS DRAINED PROPERLY BY LSING DRAIN TILE IT
WILL PRODUCE MORE FRUIT AND BETTER CROPS. TILE IS MORE
SATISFACTORY THAN WOOD. WRITE FOR BOOKLET ON DRAIN
LIME FOR LAND
SfJ HAI I V Agent, 610 Colman Building
■ • t\. L»/ILbI, Agent, SEATTLE, WASH.
DEAI.BBS XV DSAZXr TILE, SEWIB PZPE, LIMJC, CABOT'S WOOD
PBESEKVATIVE rOB POSTB, ETC.
This is an offering decidedly out
of the ordinary. We have suc
ceeded in getting together #. com
bination which actually fills every
requirement for both your (lower
and vegetable gardens —and the
whole bunch at the absurd price
of $1.00 for all. The following
are only a part of what you get:
Beans, cabbage, carrots, cauli
flower, celery, onions, parsnips,
=For all your=
parsley, peas, cantaloupes, water
melons, pansles, astors, sweet
alyssum, mignonette, petunias,
We want you—you personally —
to have one of these collections
because they were gotten together
=Flower ai\d Vegetable=
to send to you, so we could get
acquainted with you. We also
want you to have our catalogue.
Velvet Turf Lawn Grass Mixture
JACOB KAUFMANN CO.
1101 Western Are., Seattle. Wash.
Fruits and Produce
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
We want to handle your con
signments and will give you the
best service and prompt returns.
We invite correspondence.
H. S. EMEKSON & CO.
Western Avenue, Seattle, Wash.
STATIONARY AND MASUITB
Irrigation Pumping Plants
H.B. PERINE BiesaSA£ *
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