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A CONSISTENT BREEDER.
One of the few men who have consist
ently stayed in the horse business (luring
the long period of its depression, is
George Hull, of the Selah valley. He
has gone on breeding just the same as
though they were worth $100 apiece. He
has used the finest-bred sires he could
obtain, and with system and scientific
calculation has multiplied the number
of his droves, seemingly unaffected by
the statistician with startling array of
figures who showed how the electric mo
tor, the street car and the bicycle were
displacing the equine race and in future
the principal market for the noble steed
woula be in ; the form of tinned meats
for the foreign trade. Yet despite the
prophecies of the seers, there promises
to be, and in fact here has already com
menced, such a revival in the horse bus
iness as the country has not seen in
many years, and such horsemen as Mr.
Hull may yet reap the reward of the
faithful. The very statistician who was
so busy a year or two ago proclaiming
their extinction now hastens to inform us
that in consequence of the almost total
abandonment ot breeding the supply of
young horses in sight with which the de
mands of.the.trade are to be met is so
that a horse famine is inevitable.
RANGE HORSES STARVING.
Roaming over the ranges of the moun
tain slopes of Ivietern Oregon, are num
erous bands of hoise-3 that are dxing
through starvation and exposure. The
winter wiis unusually hard in the moun
tains, and although spring is •dVNnvinfl
the ranges are still barren.
Mr. Wm. M. S. Love, of East Portland,
who recently made a trip through Har
ney county in the eastern part of Oregon,
reported to a Portland exchange that tbe
famishing beasts presented a pitiful
sight. Whole herds of them, so weak
they could hardly walk, were seen along
the Btage road. They have gnawed
each other manes and tails off.
Wheu everybody quits is a good time
to begin. The farmer that goes into the
horse business now with the fixed idea
of breeding good, marketable horses from
the highest class of mares that ue can
obtain, will make money.
The Yakima valley contains a number
of tbe very finest bred light harness sires,
but it is unfortunate that the season
opens without a Binjjle pure-brid draft
ftHJlion in the field. There i» equally
H8 much reason to encourage the raising
of the heavy breeds as Ihe roadster.
We should like to see brought in regis
tered sires of the Clyde, Shire and Per
cueron types. Our farmers would be
willing, we believe, to pay good service
fees for the privilege of breeding their
mares to first -class sires.
RANCHK AND RANGE.
Currants and gooseberries should Lave
the tops well thinned out to product
good sized fruit; to properly ripen they
need light nnd nir.
Raspberries seem to do better not to
be tupped until after the growth has
stopped in the fall.— C. \V. Swallow in
Blackberries should be topped in the
summer to produce laterals and these
may be cut back to six to twelve inches
after the growth has stopped.
J. H. Stevens, one of the ir.ost promi
nent farmers in Kittitascounty, is dispos
ing of his dairy stock and preparing to
engage in the sheep business.
Grapes will bear much pruning, if
rightly done, and probably are benefitted
by breaking ofl" the tips of the new w®od
after the fruit has set. The American
varieties in this climate 6eem to do better
with the renewal system ; that is. starl
ing new canes every year near the
ground, and leaving three to six feet of
the next season's fruit wood, then re
move entirely after bearing.
The cheapest and most efficient spray
ing solution is tlie Bordeaux mixture.
Copper sulphate (> tt>s; quicklime^ Its ;
water 40 trals. Dissolve the copper sul
phate by putting in a bag of coarse cloth
and hanging this in a vieael holding at
le>-.st 4 gallons, so that it is just coverde
by the water. Dim an earthen or wood
en vessel. Slake the lime in an equal
amount of water. Then mix the two
and add enough water in make 40
gallons. ' It is then ready for immediate
use. . , , ..,:
THE THOROUGHBRED STALLION "J. I. R."
Will make the Season of 1897 from March 15, to July Ist.
at Yakima City, Wash.
TERMS Ten Dollars single service. $15 for the season, money due at end
of season. $20 to insure, money due as soon as. mare is known to be with foal.
Mares parted with or moved from the county will bo charged as in foal. Cue will be taken
to prevent accidents but no responsibility assumed.
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"J M. R." Is a Chestnut Stallion, foaled Mar. 4.1885. He was sired by Imported '-Kelpie:' 1
the stallion "Kelpie" was imported to California Australia, and he was sued^by •'Claud
Duval," dam the famous mare "Imagination. 11. (See Australian .stud Hook i -J. M. 11. s
dam was "Swanee," sired by "Joe Daniels;" second dam '-Lady Hawkins,' by "Jack Haw
kins;" he by "Boston" the sire of "Lexington;" third dam by "Glencoe." "Joe Daniels," sire
of "X M R/s" dam, was by Imp. "Australian," hisdam was the laiuous mare "Dolly Carter;'
she by Jlencoe;" second dam' »Marvfs,»,'by "Waggoner" the celebrated horse hat beat
"Grey Eagle" 4 mile heats, and was the best horse of his day. "Joe Daniels" was the best 2
and i year old of his day, and was Invincible in from one to four mile beats.
"J. M R." on his dam's side, possesses the stout jlood of •Australia." "Boston." and "Mo
doe" and has two crosses of "Glencoe," and while on the sire's side, lie descends from the
best speed and staying blood of "Australia" being of the same family that produced
"Weatherbltt," "Fireworks," Dantes, "Goldsborough," "Meloc, and "Arsenal," which were
Derby and Melbourne ("up winners. forth from the best and most reiiabie blood- of America,
"J M R V lineage is as above Het forth from the best and most reliable blood of America,
England and Australia, and will produce race horses from any thoroughbred mnies, and his
rich, imported blood will necessarily nick with mares of short pedigrees. "J. M. R. is him
self a race horse and has beaten many of the best, horses of California Oregon, and Washing
ton. He has a track record for 1 mile of 1:41 and in 18H» won the California- Derby against ft
field of 13 in which was the celebrated horse ''Racine. " For further information address,
W. IV. GRANGER, \
YAK IMA CITY, \^\:-^^^ WASHINGTON.
RACE RECORD 2:1(1.
Son of Allnmont, the greatest sire of
WILL. STAND AT TAMPICO.
Limited to (en tnarei for the season.
SERVICE FEE $25.00.
SEASON CLOCKS IN MAY.
A. D. EGLIN, - OWNER
WILL MA X B T IIE SEASO 'A A T
BUQO (\ was ulred by Tom Russell; lie by
old Buy Tom, pacing reo, 2:22!~,, trial 2:18, lira
of Fred Nell 2: i.'ii', l trot, Bay Tom Jr.2:3opane.
Boy Torn Jr. sire Duplex 2:l7'i pace, 6mugg
ler 2:2!»:^ put, Hillie A. 2:2:^trot, and .1. Wll-
Mon's yearling 1:20 trot '_> mile-faste. '• year
ling record In Tenuesee up to 1891. I'M-.s; dam
by 1!"H H Alj sire Of El In T 2:2s 1.! pace; lie by
Tom Hal, siro or Hal Pointer 2:084. Brown
Hal 2:i'2>a and Brown Juu 3tUH> Secom! dam
by Uittler Brooks, siro of B.nie Sette;' 2:19
(rot. Bone Set 2:20 trot and Clipper 2:27 imce.
Hii hay horse, foaled May I. 188!), in Mar
shall county, Term.. and reared by MeAchun
,J. A. KmTpppNBUBG, Owii.t.