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TO THE POULTRYMEN. The present State Fair commission is com posed of men who recognize the poultry in dustry for what it is worth, and they have ap pointed the undersigned superintendent of tin poultry department at the State Fair, and au thorized linn to secure a judge of national repu tation, and to offer the following prizes: Best display, first, $10; second, $5. Best display of Bantams, first, $3; second, $2. ■ Best ten birds in the show, first, $5; second $3. Best collection in each variety, first, $3; sec ond, $1. Best live males, first, $3; second $2. Best hen in each variety, first, $2; second, $1. Best cock in each variety, first, $1; sec ond, 50 c. Besa cockerel in each variety, first, $; sec ond, 50c. Best pullet in each variety, first, $1; second, 50c. Such a prize list has never before been offered in the state. In addition to these prizes offered by the Fair Association, the breeders through out the state have been requested to donate such prizes as they may see fit, and many of them have very generously offered as high as $10 to as low as $2 on their favorite varieties. A full list of those received up to the Ist of April will be printed in those papers whose publishers feel enough interest in the poultry industry to give them space. We want to hear from every one in the state who can offer a premium of any kind. The catalogue will be issued some time in April and a copy will be sent to everyone who will apply to T. B. Gunn, Secretary, North Yakima, Wash. Everything pertaining to the poultry department should be sent to the undersigned. Yours truly, HARRY H. COLLIER, Tacoma, Wash. BUZZINGS. By Mrs. Chas. Lee. In locating your out-apiaries be sure there is no sorghum mill near. The farther away the better for the bees. If you have to move your bees this spring, do so before they commence to store honey. In handling them use a spring wagon, and give the bees plenty of air. The sun wax-extractor is of much impor tance to the bee keeper, from an economical as well as financial standpoint. Every bit of broken comb can be turned into wax. We keep ours at work from May until October. New combs can be extracted from without danger of breaking, if the frames are drawn apart just enough so as to use seven frames in an eight-frame hive, so the bees can make long cells and thick combs. Objects set up in the yard for swarms to alight on, says Herr Elohe, should be placed iii position in early spring to get the bees ac customed to them. The advantage in so doing is quite perceptible. —Review. An old bee-keeper claims that a sure cure for robbing is to shut up and remove the hive, put an empty one in its place, and burn some tring in it, such as a piece of turf, which will keep it filled with smoke. When the robbers leave, the original hive is set back. He say by this method neighboring hives are not at tacked.—Review. A carload of goats was shipped into Monte sano from Portland last week, and the animals will be put on a ranch near Montesano to help clear off the land. RANCH AND RANGE. G-*^^^2__-^^^^7l^^%^ THE SWIFTEST SHORTHAND. Our Students Learn Business by doing Business. Our Graduates are in Demand. Send for copy of College Paper. flcLaren & Thompson, Mgrs. Seattle National Bank Building, Seattle, Wash. Purebred Jersey Cattle and Berkshire Swine .... M. HORAN, • ■ ■ Wenatchee, Wash. Dairy Supplies Manufacturing of all kinds Milk cans Frank J. flerz, a Specialty.... 418 Main St., Seattle, Wash, Elmwood Herd of A. J. C. C. Jerseys McCombination 39961, a grandson of Brown Bessie 74997, champion cow of the Columbian Dairy Test at Chicago, at the head of the herd; 411.5 pounds of butter and 6,323 pounds of milk average per cow'" in twelve months. A few bull calves for sale from choice cows, also a few grade Jersey heifers; also a few Buff Leghorn Cockrels for sale, out of eggs from L. P. Harris' yard at Palmaqua, Neb. ADAM M. STEVENS, Prop., Box 247. Ellensburg, Wash. If you want Apples, Potatoes. Hay, or any other kind of Farm Produce, write to H. B. Doust, Produce Broker, Best of references furnished. North Yakima, Wash. John B. Agen, Manufacturer and Dealer in Butter, Eggs and Cheese. Sole Agents for the state of Washington for ASHTON'S DAIRY SALT, the best salt for Butter. Ship your Eggs to us. We pay cash for goods on arrival. 802 West Street, Serttle. 110- Pacific avenue, Tacoma Send us Your Apples and Potatoes. The Campbell Co. Fruits, Farm Produce, Hay, Grain. HO7 Western avenue, Seattle", Wash. Barred Plymouth Rocks, prizewinners. The Latest and Best Pacific coast record. At the Pierce County Fair., 1897, my birds won 8 out of a possible 10 prizes. At Sa lem, Or., at the State Fair, they won on Cockerels, Ist and 2nd; on Pullets Ist and 2nd; on Hen 2nd; on Pen 2nd; cnly six birds entered. Competition was keen in both instances. Stock for sale. Prices on application. ♦ Chas. C. Johns, 618 South N street, Tacoma, Wn. Thomas Carstens. Ernest Carstens. Carstens Bros., Wholesale Butchers and Packers. Manufacturers of Washington Brand Hams, Bacon, Lard, Tallow and Neats foot Oil. Highest cash price paid for all kinds of Live Stock. 121 Yesler Way - - Seattle, Wash. Galbraith Grain Co. Dealer In -. ■ , Hay, Grain, Flour, Feed, Lime, Plaster and Cement. Office and Warehouse, Galbraith Dock, foot of Washington St. Seattle Washington. .. Riverton Herd of Jerseys.. Headed by SCRIBE, 22373, a son of DI PLOMA, 16219, sire of 31 tested cows, in cluding Merry Maiden, winner of sweep stakes award for best Individual cow over all breeds at World's Fair, Chicago, 1893. Dam, Beauty of Cloverside, 18608; grand dam of Brown Bessie, 74997, winner of 30 and 90-day tests at World's Fair, and who gave more milk than any other cow in the Jersey herd. * A few desirable bull calves for sale. Write for pedigree and prices. DILWORTH BROS, Spokane, Wash. _rv • ii_ ■nfii'i-ji I m _r\ _f^ Chop.. The Best and Most Economical Feed for Dairy Cows. Gives largest flow and rich est milk. Especially prepared and put up in 80-pound sacks. Price, $15 per ton. ... Seattle Cereal Co, NORTHERN ....PACIFIC Huns Pullman Sleeping Cars, Elegant Dining Cars Tourist sleeping Cars, Free Colonist Sleepers to ST. PAUL, FARGO, WINNIPEG, MINNEAPOLIS. GRAND FORKS, DULUTH, CROOKSTON, HELENA and BUTTE. Through Tickets to CHICAGO, WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA, BOSTON and All Points East and South. Through tickets to Japan and .?hina via Northern Pacific Steamship Co. For information, time cards, maps and tickets, call on or write Gen. Agent, City Ticket Office, cor Yes ler Way and First Aye. Depot Ticket Office, Columbia st. and - Western aye. A. D. CHARLTON, Asst. Gen. Pass. Agt., 225 Morrison St., Portland, Ore. ; Colunbian Nursery... Stock Guaranteed First Class and true to name Reasonable Prices. Send for Catalogue ..... E. F. Babcock, Prop. - <- Waitsburg, Wash, A Nurseryman of nearly half a century standing. — ' Hi board & Norton Co., . Of Seattle are Wool Pullers and Tanners. It will pay you to write to them before selling Pelts, Wool, Hides and Fur. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON. __ . ; Balfour, Guthrie & Co. 220-221 Bailey Building. Grain Dealers Shipping, Commission Importers of ore bags, Hop Cloths, grain bags, twine, etc. Balfour, Guthrie & Co., San Francisco, Portland, Tacoma. Attention Wool Growers Dealers and Sheep Owners We pay prompt cash for Sheep Pelts and Wool. Wool Sacks furnished if Desired. Seattle Woolen Mill Co., Seattle, Wn. Shorthorn Cattle, Poland China Swine Reference First National Bank, Snohomish, Wash. C. F. Elwell, Novelty, Wash. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Correspondence and lmspectlon Invited Em P l„ Chester White Swine. The Leading, Quickest Maturing. Least Suspectible to disease. J. M. Newman, - Thorp, Wash. Wilson, Rogers & Co., Wholesale and Retail Hay, Grain Flour, Feed Etc. 1105-1109 Western avenue, ... Seattle, Wash.