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THE MACDOUGALL A SOUTHWICK CO.,
SEATTLE, U. S. A. ._
The following prices are being offer
ed to the producer by the local dealers,
for delivery in round lots on the dock
and in the car at Seattle:
Grain—Oats, $26; barley, [email protected];
wheat (chicken feed), $18; bran, $13;
Hay—Puget Sound, $13.50; Eastern
Washington timothy, $16; alfalfa,
$11.50 per ton.
Eggs—Strictly fresh ranch, [email protected]
Butter—Fsh ranch, [email protected]; cream
ery, [email protected]
Poultry — Live chickens, 11 @ 12c;
live turkeys, [email protected]; ducks, 12c.
Livestock—Choice beel cattle: Cows,
3M>@3%c; steers, [email protected]>c; choice
sheep, 4M.,@5c; hogs (live), [email protected];
calves (live), [email protected]>c.
Hides, Pelts and Wool—Heavy and
salted steers, over 60 lbs., 7M>c; me
dium, sound, per lb. 7c; light, sound,
under 56 lbs., 6VL>c; cows, sound, all
weights, 6M;,c; stags, bulls and oxen,
4Vi'C; salted kips, 6V L .c; calves, per lb.,
BV 2 c; green hides lc less than salted.
Dry hides, per lb., 12c; dry culls, 1-3
less; summer deer, per lb., [email protected];
wanter deer, dry, 14 @ 20c; papery
deer, [email protected]; dry elk, [email protected]; green
elk, [email protected]; sheep pelts, [email protected];
shearlings, [email protected]; Eastern Wash
ington wool, [email protected]; Western Wash
iington wool, 15c; dirty or timber
burned, 12#tdc; tallow, [email protected]
Butter —There has been some spec
ulation as to how soon the price of
butter will drop. We have heard it
expressed that the influx of butter
from California, where a very favor
able dairy season has opened up.
would so weaken the market that the
price would go down. It is true that
this outside butter has been comnig
in quite freely, but the price of State
creamery has not been affected, and
The Ranch is in a position to state
that the price of State creamery will
not change before the last of next
week, unless from some extraordinary
large importations not now in sight.
State creamery men may, therefore,
feel assured that the value of their
product will noti immediately fluctuate
in the Seattle market. Jobbing quo
tations on Washington creamery are
30c per lb.; eastern creamery, [email protected]
Cheese —Native Washington, 12 @
14c; eastern, [email protected]; half skim, [email protected]
Eggs—Strictly fresh ranch, [email protected];
eastern, [email protected]
Honey—California comb, 12!/[email protected];
strained, 7 1/L>@Bc.
Poultry—Live chickens, [email protected]; liv
Poultry —Live chickens, 13 @ 14c;
live turkeys, [email protected]; dressed turkeys,
16c; ducks, 14c.
Vegetables —Potatoes, [email protected]; ruta
bagas, $1 per sack; beets, [email protected]$l per
sack; turnips, [email protected] per sack; cab
bage, 2c; lettuce, [email protected] per doz.; cel
ery, [email protected] per doz.; radishes, 10c per
doz.; green onions, 10c per doz.; yel
low Danver, [email protected]; squash, [email protected]
Aples, [email protected]$2 per box, according to
variety; fresh cider, 35c per gallon.
C. W. Chamberlain & Co. and John
W. DeCamp & Co., two well known
Seattle commission firms, have con
solidated, and will hereafter be known
as Chamberlain, Hamilton & Co. This
makes a very strong house, with large
capital and splendid operating forces.
The quarters which the new firm oc
cupies are the largest of any commis
sion firm in Seattle. Altogether there
seems to have been every advantage
gained by the consolidation, and there
is no doubt that it will take and hold
a olace as one of the foremost business
institutions on the Pacific Coast.
NEW CROPS FOR ARID LANDS.
Frederic V. Colville of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, writes to Orange
Judd Farmer as follows:
"Among the great forces which are
working to promote western develop
ment, the plant life which clothes the
western areas and the different forms
of new plants which may be intro
duced play an important part. When
it is remembered that after every acre
of land which it is possible to reclaim
through irrigation by the utilization of
every drop of water which now flows
to waste shall have been placed under
cultivation, there must yet remain in
the neighborhood of 500,000,000 acres
of arid land, which must always re
main arid, and only suitable for graz
ing purposes, a moment's thought will
show what the introduction of even a
single new plant would mean which
would increase the profit even a few
cents an acre.
"Great are the possibilities of west
ern development through the conserva
tion of her flood waters and the divid
ing up of her great irrigable areas into
small 10 and 20-acre homes, but the
complete and symmetrical develop
ment of the west will be reached when
all the vast area of grazing land shall
produce its highest value in arid land
crops. The native grasses are not al
ways the most productive by any
means, and experiments must be made
to find the best plant which grows in
the world for each particular section.
"This class of work is now being
undertaken to a limited extent by the
Department of Agriculture. Several
trained botanists are traveling all over
the world investigating differentplants,
and where they give promise of use in
this country, securing seeds and send
ing them here for trial at our various
experimental stations and farms. Only
the most systematic work in this re
gard is effective, for a half-trial or a
trial in only one section of the country
is little better than no trial at all.
"It can be stated without fear of
question that the United States has
profited to the extent of millions of
dollars annually through the introduc
tion of new plants into the country
from abroad. Kaffir corn is a familiar
instance to westerners. This plant has
practically redeemed the semi-arid
regions of western Kansas. Here ordi
nary corn is a failure four-fifths of the
time, but Kaffir corn is uniformly a
good crop. Broom corn millet is an
other arid land plant which undoubt
edly means millions of wealth to the
arid or semi-arid regions. It posseses
the peculiar virtue of growing during
periods of moisture and making good
forage, but when moisture is withheld,
simply suspending its growth instead
of dying, until the next rain. Every
one knows what alfalfa is to the west.
This is an introduced plant. The date
palm is another product of the eastern
countries which the Department of Ag
riculture is spending considerable
money in introducing in good varieties.
Our southwestern conditions are favor
able for its profitable growth, and it is
hoped that before many years America
will grow all the dates which she
needs for consumption."
Some rood voun" Berkshire sows: can
breed to Plumper; 2d under six months at
Toronto. 1900. ;- ;;-
SHANNON BROS. Cloverlale, B. C
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