mills and pumps; devices, appliances
and contrivances; subirrigation and
subsoil ing; seepage and drainage; ir
rigation in humid regions; the com
mon law of irrigation, together with
a complete glossary of irrigation
terms, etc. The volume is profusely,
handsomely and practically illustrated
and the publishers assure us that in
paper, presswork and binding it is all
that could be desired. The new work
will be issued this week and copies
will be on sale at The Ranch office at
$2 each by mail prepaid.
THE DAIRY OUTLOOK.
It seems very certain that the near
future Is to bring a short supply of
milk. The poor condition in which
the cows are going to pasture is suffi
cient of itself to cause that. I have
not seen the cows in such poor condi
tion in many years, the cause for
which is found in the high price of feed
and the comparatively low price of
milk and its products. I fully believe
that in some cases this curtailing of
the ground feed to the cows apeared
to be the most economical at the time,
but before the cows have reached the
condition that they would have been
in with the usual amount of feed I
think all will see that it would have
been better to have fed as well through
I belive we are to have a shortage
of butter all this season in compari
son with last year. One cause for
this will come from a loss of interest
in the cows. The farmers who have
been making beef, pork and even the
grain sellers, have been making as
much or more money than the dairy
men and doing it with less hard work.
The dairymen know this and have
been losing their faith in the cow and
their interest has of course gone with
their faith, and the cows have been
neglected and in many cases the high
price of beef has tempted the dairy
man to let them go for beef. Many
dairymen have quit milking, and turn
ed their attention to making beef. I
Hilly believe his will prove a mistake
in most cases but every one must learn
tor himself; then he knows and will
remember, especially if it costs toe
much. There is no doubt that dairy
ing will pay better when persisted in
than raising any other stock for the
reason that farmers will not follow
the business unless it does pay better
than other lines of farm work because
it is so much more confining.
I do not believe that the ten-cent
tax is going to stop the manufacture
oleomargarine. It will check it for
;t time, but uncolored oleo will be in
fact the poor man's butter and I shall
not be surprised if there is as much
uncolored, oleo sold in ten years from
now as there is now of the colored
goods, as every one will know what
'"• is buying and will be able to buy
It at a much lower price than he does
the colored goods.
In conversation recently with a large
Manufacturer of butter in Illinois and
'()wa, he expressed the opinion that
lt' make was at that time 25 per cent
('s« than at the corresponding time
'"'*' year ago, and said that in some
! his creameries the make was 33 per
''-'t less than last season at the same
" be higher than in the past few years.
shall not be surprised if they equal
" prices of twenty years ago when
Jne market at Elgin, May 15, was 24
1 25 cents and it ranged between 23
1 -U cents on through May, June
1 July. The business of storing
'tter has been much improved since
"82 and the range of prices between
€\M A Bellows
i&S&m&ji when you get home
.«sr*WV\ with that bulk coffee
+ and blow the dirt and flies and
% foreign substances out of it. Then
/ open a package of
see how clean and fresh it looks
and note its rich aroma.
Th» M*l*d paokag* lomuw uniform Quality.
winter and summer is not nearly as
great as at that time. Improved meth
ods that have come with mechanical
refrigeration have decreased the risk
of holding butter and it is now done
on a much smaller prospective margin
of profit. These prices for the sum
mer do not mean that we will get 40
to 45 cents as we did in the first three
monhs of 1882. The cow is to get
her level, and not be the under dog
of all the agricultural Interests. —H. B.
GURLER, DeKalb Co., 111., in Breed
"Kremo." as advertised in some pa
pers, is a Chicago fraud. It is ad
vertised as "dry cream that gives
body to thin cream or milk," and
claims that a gallon cream may be
made into a gallon and a hair by add
ing this mixture. It is a gelatin,
harmless, but a fraud, as it has none
of the properties of cream.
$100 REWARD. »a.OO.
The readers of this paper will be pleased
to learn that there la at least one dreaded
disease that science has been able to cure
in all its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure
known to the medical fraternity, catarrh
being a constitutional disease, requires a
constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is taken internally, acting directly
upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the
system, mereby destroying the foundation
of the disease, and giving the patient
strength by building up the constitution
and assisting nature In doing its work.
The proprietors have so much faith in its
curative powers that they offer One Hun
dred Dollars for any case that it falls to
cure. Send tor list of testimonials.
Address, F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family ..U are the best.
The Benecia Hancock Rotary Disc
Plow has met with unqualified suc
cess which we prophesied it would
when we called your attention to it
in the middle of last year. The sale
of other disc plows has been stimu
lated by the phenomenal sales of the
Benecia Hnacock. It, however, is the
only plow made under the Hancock
patents and only such plows have
proven successful. Before the advent
of the Benecia Hancock the other
makes had been proven failures; but
now the plowing situation is changed.
The plow is being distributed by W. C.
Holman, Portland, for the selling
agents of the Coast, Baker & Hamil
ton, San Francisco, and if there are
no agents in your vicinity who carry
the plow, by writing to San Francisco
you can get the plow or information
THE NORTH COAST LIMITED,
the famous train of the Northern
Pacific, leaves Seattle daily at 7:50
p. m. Its equipment is the finest.
Electric lighted throughout. Spa
cious Observation cars, superb dining
and Pullman sleeping cars. Its praises
are sung by all who have traveled over
this continent. Call at the N. P. City
Office, Seattle, before you go East and
learn about the splendid service. I.
A. Nadeau, Genl. Agent, Seattle.
i BEESUPPIYeS "" I
I WE SAVE YOU MONEY •
• how? :
• We get our supplies in carload lots and it is with pleasure we •
• give you this advantage. This is only one of the many advantages •
• you gain by obtaining your supplies from us. Write for quotations •
• Northwestern Agents for G. B. LEWIS & Co., Watertown, Wis. I
I LILLY BOGARDUS & CO., Seattle •
DAIRY -ITS IN THE MILK PAIL
THAT BUYERS OF S. C. CO. DAIRY CHOP
DRAW THE LARGEST INTER
EST ON THEIR INVESTMENT
For RESULTS from your Cows, that excels all other Feeds, try the
"COW BRAND" of Dairy Chop
and bo ware of Imrrxltatlona.
ADVANCEMENT IS THE LIFE OF THE AGE
SEATTLE CEREAL COMPANY.
/|3^HH^B Registered |
'^HHHft Here fords.. 1
IKX^S HI Original Stock Imp. from England; herd
■ ag| MM Imwmm hoadodb Mack Alamo. _,
•MfljllrtMlßßHSP* ...THE si>Ri.\<ii>Ai.i- STOCK FARM...
A. J. SPLAWN, Proprietor, NORTH YAKIMA, WASH
LADD'S HAZEL-FERN FARM
A. J. C. C. Jerseys. A. G. C. C. Guernseys. Reg. Berkshire Swine.
The only deep milking strain of COMBINATION blood on the Pacific Coast, headed
by Chief Engineer (47147), who carries all the blood elements of Brown Bessie and
Merry Maiden. Wl.ilf
Our Guernseys were selected from the best milking strains in the United States.
Our Berkshires were selected for breeding and individuality and contain the blood
of Cherry Blossom, Longfellow and Lee st rains. We can assure buyers of quality, the
best of breeding and satisfaction. We Invite correspondence and personal inspection.
F. B. M'ELDOWNEY, Supt, Portland, Ore.
OAK HILL STOCK FARM
Property of CHAS. E. LAOD, Breeder
a Shorthorn Cattle, Shropshire
Shorthorn Cattle, Shropshire
Cotswold and Southdown Sheep
AM stock registered with the best of breeding and Individual merit. Young 'sloii
stock for sale. FRANK BROWN, Mgr., North anthill. Ore.
Old Process Oil Cake Mea,
Experienced feeders pronounce It to be the best and most profitable for Milch Cows. Beet Cat* « '
Horses, Sheep, Hogs, Kowls. etc. Keeps stocK in a healthy condition an I makes p datable meats ~V
you have one horse or cow, or a dozen, they should not be without Oil Meal. Oil Meal Cake is sold fcv
all dealers In hay, grain, flour aud seeds. Correspondence solicited. ' *
PORTLAND LINSEED OIL WORKS
Marcus Simpson, Mgr. Sherlock Ava., near Nicolai St., Portland, Oregon
HAZELWOOD COMPANY, Ltd.
Breaders and Importers of
HOLSTEIN, GUERNSEY AND JERSEY CALTLE
POLAND CHINA SWINE
We have some tine young Poland China hows for sale. All stock registered and from the be*"
blood In the United Mtates. .
Southdowns °— s--
. number of hc*d
of young sheep of this popular breed. J. T. Wilkinson Chilli wack. B C
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