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
"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
"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
"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.
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
"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
BEEF MEN PLAN WORLD-WIDE
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
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
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
Of the large Canadian type, size,
Pigs will be recorded in the Ameri
can Herd Book. Thirty choice young
pigs now for sale.
Cloverdale, B. C.
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
fl wJß*^ Fechter & Janeck
wKBKKw North Yakima, : Wash.
All stock registered. Bogs can be seen at the
farm near Oresham, Or. Writ'! us for; prices, ped
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
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.
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
ELLEMDA LE FA RM
Dorset Horn Sheep
Duroc Jersey Hogs
REED Si SON, Moscow. Idaho.
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,
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.
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.
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
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