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'1 he Farmer and Dairyman,
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Ofttcial organ of the State Dairymen's Associa
tion and the State Live Stock Breeders' Associa
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1901.
DATES OF EVENTS.
Wenttchce, Wash Sept. S-6
Everett, Wash Sept. 9-14
Spokane, Wash Interstate fair Sept. 10 to 21
Boise, Idaho, State fair Sept. lfi-21
Whatcom, Wash, county fair Sept.l7to2l
Salem, Oregon, state fair Sept. 23-28
Puyallup, Wash., valley fair Sept. 24-27
Colfax, Wash Sept. 24-28
Walla Walla Sept. 23-29
New Westminister, provincial fair Oct. 1-5
La (iraudc Oregon Oct. 1-5
The Dalles, Oregon, district fair Oct. 1-5
North Yale 1 ma, state fair, Sept. TO to Oct. 5
Lewiston, Idaho, Inter state fair Oct. 7-12
Victoria, B. C Oct. 1-5
New Westminster, B. C Oct. 1-6
AT EVERY FAIR.
We desire to employ an agent to
represent us at every fair this fall.
Write us at once and secure the agency
for your district. We offer splendid
inducements to good rustlers.
Another good article from Beebe
this week. Read it carefully. There's
money in such information.
A subscriber asks: "Now that the
creamery of the state experiment sta
tion-at Pullman has been burned, why
not ask the next legislature to rebuild
it at the Puyallup branch experiment
station? At the latter point it would
be in a good dairy district, and could
be run at all seasons of the year. At
Pullman the dairy business is dropped
as soon as wheat goes up."
Louis F. Nafis, who has written the
excellent article in this issue relating
tc testing creamery glassware, is at
the head of an important company
bearing his name, at Chicago, dealing
in scientific instruments, including
thermometers, barometers, optical and
engineering instruments, X ray out
fits, philosophical and chemical appa
ratus, microscopes, etc.
Shannon Bros., well-known breeders
of Cloverdale, British Columbia, have
a change in their advertisement an
nouncing that they now have some
choice young rams for sale. In addi
tion they offer some very fine young
Berkshires. Shannon Bros, have been
importing some No. 1 prize-winning
Berkshires during the past several
years, so that their young stock is as
Kood as can be had anywhere.
"I see." says C. V. White, "that the
Sunday Post-Intelligencer has an ar
ticle telling how Andrew Carnegie
would like to trade of his $300,000,000
for the return of his youth. Seems to
me," continued White, who is young,
good-looking, and not yet a million
aire, "that that old saw 'There's no
fool like an old fool,' ought to be re
vised in Andy's case, 'There's no liar
like an old liar.' "
THE HENDRIX-BRIGGS CO.
In the last issue of the Yakima Re
public the following item appears:
"C. W. Bryant, a well-to-do farmer
iL the Selah valley, began suit Wednes
day against Hendricks, Briggs & Co.,
a Seattle commission house which has
failed within the last few days, to re
cover the value of three carloads of
potatoes which he shipped to them not
long ago. The agent for the company
was here and made arrangements with
Mr. Bryant to deliver the three cars in
Seattle. He shipped them at the ap
pointed time all right but received no
money. A few days later he heard
that the firm had failed and he began
suit. The potatoes were valued at
A representative of The Ranch
showed the above clipping to C. M.
Briggs, who pronounced the statement
entirely incorrect and unfounded. "Mr.
Bryant sent over a car of potatoes on
the 10th and another on the 19th of
August. They were ungraded, imma
ture and soft, and altogether in bad
shape. Each sack had to be regraded.
We sold 106 sacks for $21.50 per ton,
and will dispose of the balance to the
best of our ability and as soon as pos
sible. Mr. Bryan sent these potatoes
to us strictly on commission and he
ought to wait a reasonable length of
time for us to market them." Mr.
Briggs showed our representative the
lot of potatoes, and they were certain
ly not in very good shape. They were
unassorted, and immature as stated.
The Hendrix-Briggs Co. has not fail
ed, and all obligations are being met,
we are told. It is probable that Mr.
Bryant got his impression from the
fact that Hendrix recently retired from
the firm, and circulars were recently
sent to all customers announcing that
HERE'S YOUR OPPORTUNITY.
Editor The Ranch: The ZennerDis
infectant company of Detroit, Mich.,
have arranged to offer a prize to stu
dents and graduates of agricultural
colleges in connection with either our
state fair or the interstate fair at Spo
kane, and I take this method of an
nouncing the fact to such students, in
order that they may communicate with
me regarding the subject. The com
petition consists in writing up an ac
count of certain classes of animals on
exhibition, the best-written account
winning the prize. There must he at
least five contestants. I should be glad
for those who desire to enter this con
test to notify me whether it will be
more convenient for them to do the
work at the state fair at North Yaki
ma or at the interstate fair at Spo
W. J. SPILLMAN,
Agriculturist, Pullman, Wash.
The wheat crop in France this year
is not up to expectations, the yield
being placed at 300,000,000 bushels,
while 400,000,000 bushels are needed
for home consumption. This will make
necessary the importation of some 100,
--000,000 bushels. Prance could take in
the whole of Washington's bumper
crop this year and still have use for a
lew bushels more.
EGGS AT A PREMIUM.
"We are offering a premium for
strictly fresh ranch eggs," said A. H.
Mearte to a representative Saturday.
Mr. Meade is the proprietor of the
nourishing I X I, Creamery company,
which has a very large and growing
milk, cream, butter and egg business
in Seattle. "We find it almost impos
sible to secure fresh eggs to supply
the better class of our customers, who
first of all want the best in the mar
ket, price being a secondary consider
ation. Now. it would please us great
ly if we could receive all the eggs we
need direct from poultrymen and
farmers, who would gather and ship
them to us at frequent intervals. How
many of the readers of your paper can
we secure for shippers? We will guar
antee to pay the highest market price,
and remit promptly upon receipt of
The readers of The Ranch who are
engaged in the poultry business could
do no better than to make such an ar
rangement for regular shipments of
eggs. His firm is reliable, does a large
volume of business, and gets the cream
of the consumers' trade of Seattle.
Doutbless many of our readers could
make shipments to the city once or
twice a week, and, once finding it prof
itable, would be led to increase their
flocks and enlarge their output. Mr.
Meade's offer is an excellent one, and
those who take advantage of it will
surely profit thereby. Enterprising
producers should not hesitate to adopt
this system of marketing their eggs
direct, as it is much better to get the
highest cash price than to dispose of
them at the country store for a low
price in trade for goods sold at a high
J. W. DECAMP, HERO.
On the night of August 20 John W.
DeCamp was fatally burned by a fire
which consumed his home. He imper
illed and lost his life by re-entering
the burning building in search of his
servant girl. He was well known
among many of our readers, having
established a commission house in Se
attle three years ago, which was ab
sorbed last year by Chamberlain, Ham
ilton & Co., and since which time he
was with Armour & Co.
John W. DeCamp was a genial, life
loving young man. Good natured, jovi
al, open-hearted, with a personality
that made him friends among every
one, his death was inexpressibly sad,
and the news was met with regret
and sorrow on every hand. Not only
did he face his duty bravely in at
tempting the rescue of another, but
during the long hours of suffering and
awful agony of his poor, burned body,
he calmly arranged his business af
fairs to the best of his ability—and
died —like a hero.
This beautiful tribute to John W.
DeCamp is by the editor of the Ta
John W. DeCamp has died in a hos
pital in Seattle. When his house was
burning he sought to rescue a servant
imprisoned within, and received injur
ies which caused the most intense ag
ony and ended in death. The man
who gives his life for a fellow mortal
is a hero. There is nothing more that
can be given.
When the sufferer learned that he
could not recover, he called a friend to
him and explained certain business de
tails with all the calmness of a man
facing the prospect of long life. He
knew he had done well, and he was not
afraid. When the call to duty has
been answered, and has been a call
to death, it involves no terrors.
In the house of Mr. DeCamp there
had been a sum of money belonging
to his employers, but this was de
stroyed. He directed that it be repaid
out of his insurance, so that his rec
ord with the world might be square,
and then he passed from his pain.
The memory of this brave, honest
nan will be a precious legacy. It is a
coml'ort to know that this is no ignoble
generation, that the days of chivalry
have not gone, but that all about us
are those whom an emergency would
crown with glory. In these good men,
valiant and true, is the strength of our
civilization as well as its flower.
Editor The Ranch: Dear Sir —If
you know of parties located in the
Northwest that breed thoroughbred
Percheron horses and have them for
tale, will you kindly send me their ad
dress, or kindly send me the address
of some good paper published in the
interest of horse breeders?
E. V. CHASE.
The only breeder in the Northwest
having pure-bred Percherons for sale
at the present time that we know of is
H. F. Page, Mission, B. C. His adver
tisement appears in this issue.
The Washington Irrigation company
First —A prize of $50 for the best
article concerning the Sunnyside sec
tion as a whole.
Second —A prize of $30 for the best
article concerning some particular part
of the Sunnyside section, such as Zil
lah, Parker Bottom, Outlook, Sunny
side, Euclid, etc.
Third —A prize of $20 for the best
article concerning some farm in the
Manuscripts to be sent to the Wash
ington Irrigation company at Zilliah
on or before December 1. Judge of
manuscripts to be a professor of the
agricultural college at Pullman. Prizes
to be awarded by Christmas time.
R. H. DENNY.
OWNERS OF PIGS "IN CLOVER."
Ttfte hog situation seems to be one
that is very satisfactory to producers
Hogs in the feed lot are better that
gold in Colorado or oil in Texas.
You can't make a silk purse out of a
sow's ear, but —
You can buy the wife a silk dress
out of the profits of a small litter of
A man who got "soaked" on the corn
corner ought to soak the corn for the
hogs. It doesn't pay to force them to
eat flinty corn. They waste a lot and
don't eat as much as they need.
There are not many pigs in clover
this year, as the clover is a little shy.
Those who have good, thrifty pigs
that are being converted into glossy
coated porkers are decidedly "in clo
ver." —Chicago Live Stock News.
A New State Flower.
"Ijet's have a new state flower, saya
the Spokane Chronicle. Let's get rid
of the rhodenendron."
"Let's have a revolution," exclaimed
Foxy Quiller, standing majestically
upon his own hat. "All right. But
what'll we revolute about?"
What flower does the Chronicle pro
pose to substitute for the rhododen
Prof. Fletcher, horticulturist of the
Washington State Experiment station,
was married at Amherst, Mass., July
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