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succeed in enslaving themselves to
that unyielding master, mortgage, and
either lose their all or break down
their health, or perhaps both, in striv
ing for freedom. We can all look
about us and see where the right man
has taken hold of that poor, stony and
insignificant little farm and now
makes as much yearly profit as many
of the large farmers and keeps as
much stock on one acre as they do
on two.
"This much for contentment. This
sort of man sees profit in better land,
not more of it, and in better cows to
start with, and more of them, as the
farm improves.
"I well remember the slight at
tack of 'large farm' fever which visit
ed the writer at an early age, when he
wished to leave the paternal home
stead because it was small and a little
stony and run in debt for a large riv
er farm, and I recall a remark made
by a friend to the effect that $5,000
would blow out a good many rocks!
"I got over the attack all right and
have never had a relapse. Large
farms are all right for men who have
the capital necessary to start with
and the ability to run them without
having the many leaks amount to more
than the income. Then let us use
more discrimination, brother farmers,
and try to be contented when we ought
to be. Before we embark in an en
terprise, be it great or small, let us
figure me probable cost, subtract it
from the probable income and accept
the results as a positive yes or no to
the question under consideration.
"Let us try to enjoy our work and
think how much better off we are than
thousands whom at first we are in
clined to envy. If we can make farm
work pleasant and profitable we shall
have made a great stride toward over
coming one great need of keeping
more of the boys and girls on the
farm. If they are educated, so much
the better. Brains and a good edu
cation are more important than
brawn and bone on the farm, and
there can be no occupation more hon
orable than that of farming. That in
dustry, which feeds the world, should
be regarded by all as one of the no
blest of all industries. Then let us
be proud of our calling, place a just
value upon ourselves and maintain a
high reputation for all of our class
through remembering that the farmer
is included in that grand old maxim:
'An honest man is the noblest work of
God.' "
Luck, Labor and Scientific Farming.
The farmer who regards an apple
as an apple, a cow as a cow, and a hen
as a hen, one of a class as good as
another, usually believes in luck and
never has any. He has an orchard,
but his luck is against him and he
never has any apples, although he will
insist that one apple tree is just as
good as another apple tree; he has
some scrub hens, but again his ad
verse luck leaves him without eggs,
for some reason, his hens, although
he insists that one hen is just as good
as another hen, never lay. He will
turn up his nose at "fancy stock,"
with the remark that a hen will lay
but one egg a day anyhow. His cows
do not give milk as do his neighbors'
and even the milk he gets does not
stand a very high test at the cream
ery, his luck turning adversely
against him.
Such a farmer lets his farm machin
ery stay out all winter through the
rains, and his bad luck results in that
machinery going to pieces in three
years, while his more "lucky" neigh
bor uses the same kind of machineiy
A WOMAN'S PRAYER. '
It is notable that in the despondency
caused by womanly diseases, there seems
to many a suffering woman no way of
escape from pain except at the price of
life itself. It would be sad to record
such a story of struggle and suffering ex
cept for the fact ,^_
that in such dire F^St
distress many a i-^/jL_i
woman has /*m\~\
found a way /yM yO
back to health JS §^ (V I 1 j
Pierces Favorite \j|pFif*fl^2H»
Prescription. h^V p-rjCgifl
This great rein- j^jl li r^jjfPg
edy for womanly /T^craKSStaßte.
ills has well been i^lmK^Sß^
called «A god-f*^W%£mWr
send to weak and*' n l^^^SlP^
sick women." It jl^-**~ ■
establishes regu- *^
larity, dries weakening drains, heals in
flammation and ulceration and cures fe
male weakness. It makes weak women
strong sick women well.
"Your medicine almost raised me from the
dead," writes Mrs. Edwin H. Gardner, of Egypt,
Plymouth Co., Mass., Box 14. "My urine was
like brick dust, and I had pain all over me and
such a dragging feeling it seemed I could not do
my house work. I had to sit down to wash the
dishes, even. In the year 1897 I was so sick I
did not care to live end prayed many times that
God would take me. One day I found a little
book. I read it and wrote to Dr. Pierce, and in
a few days received an answer. I decided to try
his medicine, and to-day I am a well woman. I
have no backache, no headache, no pain at all.
I used always to have headaches previously to
the monthly period and such pain that I would
roll on the floor in agony. I took three bottles
of Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescription and three
of ' Golden Medical Discovery and three vials
of Dr. Pierces Pleasant Pellets, and was com
pletely cured."
Accept no substitute for " Favorite Pre
scription." There is nothing just as good.
Dr. Pierces Common Sense Medical
Adviser —sent free on receipt of stamps
to cover expense of mailing only. Send
21 one-cent stamps for the book in paper
covers; or 31 stamps for the cloth bound
volume. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce,
Buffalo, N. Y.
for twenty. Kis bad luck makes it
impossible for him to keep up h. - in
terest, and the mortgage gra • Jly
eats him up, for the lucky strike that
he is going to make some day and
which will enable him to pay off prin
cipal and interest is for some r ason
never made. He isn't lucky enough.
In fact, his bad luck stops only at the
grave.
Such cases are to be met aU over
the land. As a rule the men who
have such poor luck are the ones who
do not believe in book farming and
who never read the farm paper nor at
tend farmers' institutes. And the sad
dest part of the whole business is
that they cannot see the reason why
their reading and thinking neighbors
beat them farming. They say that
their land is too poor for this or that
crop, and never seem to realize once
that there is any responsibility rest
ing on them for its being good. In
successful farming there is more in
the man than in the land, ft . »«• i»
Patrick Murray, of Blma, in the
Grays Harbor country, was a caller at
our office Tuesday. Mr. Murray made
the remarkable statement that the
scale of wages for laborers of all
classes, range probably higher than
any other section of the country, and
farm hands get from $35 to $40 per
month, and even at that price they are
hard to obtain. The men working in
the mills and logging camps get from
$2.50 to $5 per day. Milk cows are
selling down there from $45 to $60.
The dairy business is very good, butter
averaging a point or two higher than
Seattle. He has a herd of over 100
head of cattle, and his ranch comprises
over 600 acres, including 151 acres
just purchased while on his trip to
TICS RANCH.
J. W. GODWIN A CO.
ESTABLISHED 1889.
COMMISSION MERCHANTS
Fruit and Produce
Largest receivers, handlers and shippers. Ours is one of
the oldest firms on the coast.
Account of sales and checks mailed patrons every week.
Correspondence solicited.
Stencils furnished on application.
WESTERN AVENUE, SEATTLE.
Seattle.
Mr. Murray has been in the Grays
Harbor district for 26 years. He says
that it is an every day sight to note
shipments of spars being sent to Mass
achusetts and Maine from his section.
R. M. Bates, travelling representa
tive of Francis D. Moulton & Co., of
Chicago . and New York, manufactur
ers of Moulton's Cadillac and Ameri
can agents for Ashton's English but
ter salt, was in Seattle this week, and
closed on arrangement whereby the •
Merz Dairy Supply Co. will handle
their goods at this point.
I^P/ The \^H Rtinnk' steel wire that Bu
Wm/Cl 111/AAliV^^By Ply provided for. Low I
y ILLWUUU^BI^ in price; high in quality. £■
CTCCIWIDC/jiiiK your dealer hasn't it, ■
■ FENCE Jfll^American Steel &Wire Co.I
HV gjgye /^fl| IB^ Chicago, New York, Hj
B P l /fl Il\ Denver. WM
m f...#fj l .t Retention of placenta
#■ UOrWtOn and failure to breed.
Kelloggs' Condition Powder is a positive cure foi
these diseases. Write for circular. Address
H. W. KELLOGG CO., St. Paul. Minn;
J. M. HIXSON & CO., Inc.
Commission : Merchants
Goods bandied strictly on commission. We do
not buy anything. Consignments solicited. Re
turns made promptly.
821-823 Western Avenue • • , SEATTLE
Ship us your
Hides and Wool, Pelts, Furs and Tallo*
BISSINOER A CO. SEATTLE,
Send your HWES FURS. WOOL and PELTS to
H. F. NORTON & CO., SEATTLE
Wool Pullers and Tanners, Hlghese Casi Prices
Prompt Returns. Agents for Zenoleum Hh lip
BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO.,
201-2-3 Bailey Building, Seattle
GRAIN DEALERS
Shipping, Commission
Importers of oreba, hop cloths, grain bags
twine, etc. Balfour Guthrie & Co., San Francis
co, Portland, Tac'tma.
ran 311 'Lr?
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE
State of Washington, in and for the
County of King.
Hattie M. Lockwood, plaintiff, vs. S. A.
James, defendant.
No. 35t242. —Summons.
The State of Washington to the said S. A
James, Defendant:
You are hereby summoned to appear
within sixty days after the first publica
tion of this summons, to-wit, within sixty
days after the 17th day of April, 1902, and
defend the above entitled action in the
above entitled court, and answer the com
plaint of the plaintiff, and serve a copy
of your answer or other pleading upon the
undersigned attorneys for plaintiff, at their
office below stated: and in case of your
failure so to do, judgment will be ren
dered against you according to th« de
mand OI the complaint, which has been
filed witn the clerk of said court.
The object of said action is to recover
from you the sum of 118,000, commission
earned by the plaintiff under an agree
ment entered into between you, said de
fendant, and the plaintiff herein, Hattie M.
Lockwood, concerning the sale of certain
placer mining claims in the Dawson Dis
trict of the Northwest Territory, and
known as the Gold LI ill Mining Claims.
BOOLE & RICHARDSON,
Attorneys for Plaintiff, Office and P. O.
Add'-ess, No. 301-3 P.urke Huildlng, Seat
tle, King County, Washington.
r>ate of first publication. April ITfh. Ifl»'.'
Seeds
Awarded Gold and Silver Medals
Paris, 1900.
Beautifully illustrated catalogue of
seeds and trees mailed free.
Trumbull & Beebe
Seedsmei and Nurserymen,
419-421 Sansoi^e Street, San Francisco.
fBIG
Bargain
Sale!
We have about 600 Washington Ce
dar Bee Hives that we are going to
sell as long as they last at the fcrt
lowing prices:
BELOW COST.
1-story 8-frame hives, either flat, or
gable covers, packed in crates of S»
for $3.75 per crate, all complete.
Supers, 8-frame, packed in crates of 5
for $1.50 per crate, all complete.
Order at once; they will not last long.
PHENICIE MFG. CO.,
2422 Pacific Aye.. - -, Tacoma, W»«K.
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