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IMPROVEMENT OF STOCK Mr. G. H. Hawden of Duncans, who is acting as the representative of the Dominion Live Stock Division in Brit ish Columbia, and who had a large share last year in inaugurating the itocker trade between Ontario and Brmsn Columbia, as well as in pro moting the inter-provincial trade in pure-bred stock, has made an interest ing report concerning these branches of trade. Mr. Hawden writes: "I visited Kamloops and went first to the Harper ranch to see the round up of about 1,700 to 1,800 head. This included 800 or 900 head of the dogies we shipped out last winter. The man ager and men seem well satisfied with them and the way they are doing. The calves appear to have grown consider ably, and made fair yearlings, and should before the end of the summer have caught up with the local year lings and will, in some cases, surpass them. The poor ones are no worse than the local late calves. I think, on the whole, they have done about as well as the yearlings, although some of these, especially the heifers, are doing remarkably well. Three or four of them were in calf when shipped and have calved already, which means neg ligence on the part of the farmers in the East. "On the whole the stockers are do ing well and looking well. On the range they scatter and do not bunch, contrary, I think, to expectations. They were at first difficult to drive, but they are improving in this respect, and, while getting more sense, they are making the other stock tamer. "I left Kamloops for Douglas Lake, passing some very nice farms on the way, including Mr. Hull's, where I spent the night and saw some of his horses, and very good ones, too. He has a heavy Percheron, purchased in California, to which he is breeding his heaviest mares. "I spent some time, also, at the B. C. Cattle company's farm at Quilchena. They have some 1,700 head, and were shipping some very fair beef. The Douglas Lake ranch is a magnificent property, and the feed is very good this year. "Herefords apparently are doing bet ter as a pure-breed than the Short horns, and individually the bulls are a very much better class. I told Mr. Graves that his Shorthorns were no credit to him. He says that the two herds which are kept separate during the breeding season are together dur ing the winter, and receive the same treatment, but that while the Here fords do not often come up to be fed or housed, they are always in a better condition. He started with the same number of each breed and has kept all the females in each case and now finds they brand about twice as many Here ford calves as Shorthorns. "1 am writing to Mr. Graves and will suggest that he ai.ow us to select him a few good Shorthorn bulls. He now sells a number of bulls every year and allows purchaseri to pick for themselves for $50 per head. His yearling Herefords were very good specimens. In order to register his stock, which it will pay to do before long, he would require to keep the stock in herds by a single bull. "At the present time the men who purchase from him set practically no value on a pedigree certificate, but the time will come, no doubt, when it will pay to have pedigree stock, and supply certificates with the animals sold The same thing applies to his now sells for about $300 would fetch more if he had their papers, and this Heaves and Horses. There is no more effective and speedy cure for the much dreaded heaves in horses than Earle Johnson of Ovlatt. Mich., writes that he bought a heavy pony for 825.00, cured it with Prus sian Heave Powders, and sold it and Its mate for 1125.00 Ymir dealer probably has it. If not. write to us. l*rlee» 50cents; Kent by mull, 60c. We will forward 11 and send you at same, time our 68-page book free if you ask it. PRUSSIAN REMEDY COMPANY, ST. PAUL, MINN. E. J. Bowen, Portland, Or., and Seattle, Wash., Agent. FOR SALE. Jersey Bull Calf, St. Lambert strain, price $30.00. registered, crated and de livered at N. P. Station. H. W. ILLMAN, Hartford, Wash. could be done more easily than with the cattle. "I returned to Kamloops on the 26th. I found that a number of horses had been shipped fr®m British Columbia, especially from the country south of Kamloops to the N. W. T., and a large proportion of these had been very cheap lots, whereas there are some very good animals in this country of both the draft and general purpose- class, say from 850 to 1200 pounds. I shall select a shipment and consign to Grand's Repository, Toronto, for sale." BEEF MEN PLAN WORLD-WIDE TRUST. Chicago, Tuesday.—Chicago stock speculators joined heartily with those of Boston yesterday in practical dem onstration of their conviction that the merger of the packing houses is near ing consummation. In consequence the stocks of Swift & Co. advanced to $177.50 a share, or $72.50 more than it was Saturday. Interest was quickened in the pros pective deal by the return from New York of President Lyman of the G. H. Hammond company. With his arrival came the report that the negotiations had practically been closed for the ab sorption of the Hammond company by Armour & Co. Mr. Lyman would not confirm the re port, but it was considered significant that there was no strenuous denial, such as had followed similar reports heretofore. Moreover, he intimated that prices of live stock had been so high in the last year, and that profits of the packers had become so decimat ed, that it was natural to look for some means by which operating ex penses could be reduced. It was said authoritatively today that Armour, Swift & Morris had, some time ago, asked the New York firm of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., to float the deal and it had agreed to do so, and probably could have done so had the commis sion demanded not been so large that it frightened the Chicago packers and made them decide tuat they would un derwrite the proposition themselves. It is said the packers will elect offi cers in Now York this week, and that two weeks later they will meet in Eu rope to plan for the control of packing industry of Europe, and finally the world. The G. H. Hammond Company was organized in ix:to under the laws of Michigan. Its capital stock is $4,000, --000, of which $3,(ioo,ooo has been is sued. The company issued $050,000 THE RANCH. SHROPSHIRES A few cholcp yearling Shropshire Kama and Ham Lambs for sale: also a few Kwes, and Yorkshire Pigs of both sexes. Ured from prize wlDnlng stock. E. A. KIPP, Pioneer Farm, Chlllwack, B. C Grandview Farm. ENGLISH BERKSHIRES Of the large Canadian type, size, puality, finish. Pigs will be recorded in the Ameri can Herd Book. Thirty choice young pigs now for sale. SHANNON BROS., Cloverdale, B. C. SPRINGBROOK FARM. THOS. W. BRUNK, Proprietor. S", Cotswold Sheep Angora Goats, Poland China Swine, Barred P. R. Chickens. EOLA, POLK CO., OREGON. P. B. PETERSON, Cedar Mountain, Wash Breeder of lied Polled attle- The best dual Vjjfgfr/ Mountainview Ranch tiffSßSumjE3& Registered Jersey Cattle BMHH^^^BjSr the greatest milk and but |^L ter producers in the world. Qft. Head of herd is Royal of spnkiiiic, son of Royal oi HEjP' Belivetlere. fl wJß*^ Fechter & Janeck wKBKKw North Yakima, : Wash. MOUNTAINVIEW FARM Poland-China Swine All stock registered. Bogs can be seen at the farm near Oresham, Or. Writ'! us for; prices, ped igrees, etc. W. W. COTTON, Worcester Bldg. Portland, Oregon iijiWjß Ijni Trill f ATTI n The Choicest Wwlm n"' C'™ UAIILt! Milk and But jwrl' ter Breed in the World. Write to CiS~— Wis.LiveStockAßß'n,Appleton,Wis.,U.S.A. Lake Side Stock Farm HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN CATTLE Of the Best Butter Making Strains for sale. Service bull, Lunde Oregon de Kol, son of Clothilde liiinde Artis. Official butter test, 20 lbs 4ozin 7 days. He is assisted by Clothilde Grace's Sir Hengerveld, whose granddam was Netherland Hengerveld, with an official butter test of 26% lbs in 7 days, he- milk averaging 3.92 per cent fat. P. A. FRAKES, Scappose, Ore. T. J. TRAPP __ New Westminster, B. C. STOCK AUCTIONEER SHADELAND FARM COLLIES C. D NAIRN, Ballston, Ore., Prop. Verona Pale Face, 60729. The Largest Collection of Pure Bred Col lies In America. 32 Years a Breeder of Best Working Strains. Known to Stock men Everywhere. Puppies For Sale. Send for Pa fa Infirm*. Krf»p. The Ranch can secure for its readers reduced rates on most newspapers and maga zines. Write us for rates on the periodicals you wish to take. ELLEMDA LE FA RM Hampshire Sheep Dorset Horn Sheep Duroc Jersey Hogs All Registered. Correspondence Solicited. REED Si SON, Moscow. Idaho. YORKSHIRE and Poland China and Berk- shire Pigs for Sale. Pairs not akin, $25. Single animals of either sex, $15 each. All of best strains of breeding and eligible to reg istry. Better buy now while they are young and save heavy express charges. We are selling fast and will be cleaned out by October first. Address The Agricultural College Farm, Pullman, Wash. A. J. STREET, Ghilliwack, Br. Col. Registered Jersey Cattle won at New Westminis ter 1900—1st on 2 year-old-bull, Ist on yearling bull, Ist on herd. Some choice stock for sale, BROWN SWISS CATTLE I have the second largest and one of the best herds of Swiss cattle in America. McJohn, No. 1120, first pre mium and sweepstakes bull at six lead ing fairs at bead of herd. Stock for sale. Correspondence solicited. T. H. INMAN. Hanover. Wis. HOLSTEIN BULLS FOR SALE Several choice young Holstein bulls now for sale. Registration papers fur nished. Address Meadowbrook Farm, Snoqualmie, Wn., or Chamberlain, Hamilton & Co., Seattle. WEBFOOT COLLIE KENNELS. I have for sale some of the best bred collie puppies on the coast. All eligible to registration. None better. Prices are right. Photos on applica tion. All breeding stock registered. Book on training and care of colliers given with every purchase. Price 50c. H. K. Metcalf, prop., Halsey, Ore. JERSEY BULLS FOR SALE—The fine Jersey bull, Recorder's Best Son 48582, bred by H. C. Taylor, Orfordville, Wis., dropped June 28, 1897. Solid color, black ton- JHH| !' ']?Mr™i IKS' gue and switch.' Sire Recorder 29239, by Combination 3d he by Combina tion. Dam of Recorder is Brown Bes sie 74997, champion butter cow at the World's Fair. Dam of Recorder's best Son is Tapestry, 56607, with a record of 23 lbs., 12 oz. butter. I have also one yearling pure-bred Jersey bull en titled to registry, and three yearlings not to be registered, but of the same stock. Address L. R. Hansen, Flor ence, Wn.