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Lord Derby 157119, bred in Scotland
and imported by C. E. Clark, is the lat
est addition to the line of herd bulls,
and the first imported bull to be
brought to the state. He is a mas
sive, handsome young roan, of fine
quality and particularly good at the
heart. He was shown at the Inter
national Show last December, in ordi
nary flesh, and it took three as good
bulls as Choice Goods, Justice and Gol
den Victor to crowd him down to
fourth place. There werp a lot of good
ones stood down the line below him.
Frank expects great things of this
To speak of all the females in the
herd would be an arduous task, and to
comment upon some and not others
would seem like partiality, so uniform
ly good is the lot. However, there are
a few matrons of whom we must make
mention. "Old Whitey"—Mysies Rose
—must not be overlooked. She is not
so fat, but about as smooth and nice
as when she won the championship in
Canada and the Northwest. She raised
a nice pair of twin bull calves last year
and looks now like she might do the
same trick again.
Elgitha 25th, contrary to the expec
tation of some, is now a better cow
than when she won the blue ribbon
over the great Sallie Girl last year.
She and the wonderfully smooth,
sweet but small cow, Roan Girl, will
represent Oak Hill in the cow class
this year. In the yearling bull, Eldo
rado. Elgitha 25th has a calf that
speaks well for her as a producer.
They had the misfortune to get her
calf killed this year.
Lovely Lome 2d, by Golden Robe,
and out of Lovely Lome by British
Chief, while not the equal of some of
the rest from a show-yard standpoint,
is a cow that is hard to over value.
She is a grand breeder. Marquis of
Lome, Lovely Lady and a roan cow
calf all stand to her credit, and it
would be hard for any cow to show
three better ones. They are all by
It might look presumptious for us
to say that Matchless 24th is the best
cow in the herd, so we will be con
tent by just saying she suits us awful
well. That great spring of rib, broad
back, level, smooth quarter, full heart
and well covered shoulder, all carried
right down to the ground, and that
sweet, breedy appearance, makes her a
cow that wil capture the heart of most
anyone. To prove her ability to pro
duce, you have but to look at her
sucking calf —a rich roan cow calf by
Baron —that if nothing happens will
be a hard nut to crack in the show
Maid of Honor, by Sittyton Hero,
and out of Duchess of Balsom sth, is
another young cow off the same piece
of cloth as Matchless, and is suckling
about the best bull calf on the farm.
There are many others worthy of
special mention, but we will desist by
saying the great Spokane Missie is de
veloping into a grand cow. She is not
quite so smooth as when a calf, of
course, but is a heifer of great sub
stance and quality, and her sweet,
showy front is very captivating.
As usual, Frank will have out a
show herd, and in our opinion will av
erage a little stronger through all the
classes than he has ever done.
Frank is the most obliging fellow
on earth, and if you go there to buy
Shorthorn, Cotswold, Shropshire, or
Southdown sheep he will accommodate
you, and not rob you, either. —N. C.
Maris, in Rural Spirit.
We are able to present to our read
ers on the first page of this issue an
excellent likeness of Walter Bowen,
the proprietor and manager of the
old established commission house of
J. M. Hixson & Co. This pioneer firm,
established by that veteran, J. M. Hix
son, fifteen year's ago, is well known
to our readers throughout the agricul
tural districts of the Northwest. Four
years ago Mr. Bowen bought a half
interest from Mr. Hixson, and after
the old gentleman's death two years
later, purchased the other half from
the founder's widow. This is the oldest
commission house in the state and
has enjoyed a most successful career.
It has always had a faculty of retain
ing its shippers and customers year
after year, by reason of its fair busi
ness dealings. The volume of its busi
ness has steadily increased with the
development of the city, always one
of the leading firms, and because Mr.
Bowcn's good management, still re
maining in the front rank.
This is the one house in Seattle that
has, since its beginning, done a strict
ly commission business. Goods are
handled no other way, and the shipper
receives the price for which his goods
sold less the commission charge of
10 per cent. The firm does not buy,
therefore have no produce of their own
for competition and has no other in
terest in the market than to secure
for its customers the highest possible
prices. The system has obvious ad
vantages, the fact that the firm does
not itself deal in the commodities
which it is handling for its shippers
being a strong point in its favor. Mr.
Bowen's constant admonition to ship
pers is to raise only good produce, and
then to harvest and pack in the best
and most attractive fashion, in order
to secure the best prices. He is al
ways glad to have his shippers call
and spend as much time as they have
to spare in observing the receipt of
shipments, studying the most practical
methods in which goods are packed,
and noting what the demands of cus
tomers are for the different classes
of products. Such a visit forms a val
uable object lesson to any visitor, as
it acquaints him with many little de
tails of the market, and shows him
the requirements of buyers, and there
by enabling him to utilize the knowl
edge gained in the preparation of his
"We wish it understood, moreover,"
said Mr. Bowen in a chat with a rep
resentative of this journal the other
day, "that customers who desire to ac
company their shipments to this mar
ket, with the desire to note the details
of their receipt here by us, their sale,
etc., are always welcome. There is no
market in the country that requires a
better class of produce now, put up
as attractively as possible, than Seat
tle. Producers must learn this, and
adjust themselves accordingly."
Mr. Bowen informs us that within
a short time he expects to change the
name of his house, and that it will
then be known as Walter Bowen Co.,
Now is your opportunity, as the North
fin Pacific is raakng specially low ratei
from Seattle on June 22d, 23d, 28th and
July iHt and 3d. Call at N. P. City Of
fice full particulars.
NORTHWEST TRUST &
SAFE DEPOSIT CO.
BANKING DEPARTMENT—JULY 16, 1902.
Mortgages on Im- Check accounts. .$22,125.52
Real Estate and Savings accounts 14,090.28
Imp ro v ement Time Cert, of Dep 7,928.70
Bonds of Busi- Demand Cert, of
ness Streets $21,042.00 .......
_..,_. . in -, O nr Deposit 4,000.65
British Consols. . 4,718.75
King County War- Certified Checks. 00.00 $48,230.15
rants, etc 3,178.28 $28,939.03 Undivided Profits 534.21
Cash and due
from banks .... 19,825.33 $48 7(54 36
.. $48,764.36 NUMBER OF DEPOSITORS, 1,100.
Overdrafts are not allowed, neither are notes discounted or commercial loans
granted. 90-94 West Columbia St., Seattle, Wn.
The Pacific Bee Journal estimates
the honey crop for 1902 in Southern
California at 72 carloads. This total
of seventy or seventy-five cars is in
significant when compared with last
year's crop of 250 cars.
In Dairying in Fresno County
4,000 acres alfalfa for lease on shares.
Rental only one-third of the butter
fat produced. Tenant retains two
thirds butter fat and all calves and
all hogs. Alfalfa the king of dairy
foods. Butter at half its cost in East
ern States. No housing and feeding
stock. Pasturage every day in the
year. Don't buy land. Buy cows and
rent alfalfa. Far greater profit thus
to dairymen. Skimming station of
the San Joaquin Ice and Creamery
Co. on the property.
Feed for Cattle by the Month
Write for particulars to
KEARNEY VINEYARD SYNDICATE
Kearney Park, Fresno, Cal.
Farms for Sale
In all counties of Western Washington.
Improved aud unimproved. Address
THE SYNDICATE COMPANY
11-212-213 California Building, Taeonia, Wash.
I have bCMI taking Ripans Talmles for
the dyspepsia, and they have helped me
wonderfully. I do not know any par
ticular way (hey affect me, hut they
seem to give vigor to the entire system.
I had a sort of languid feeling, but since
taking the Tubules I feel spirited and
hnve not that melancholy way about me.
I think they are good for a general
build-up of the system, as they seem
to act like a tonic.
The Klve-Cent packet is enough for au
ordinary occasion. The family bottle,
60 cents, contains a supply for a year.
Every poultryman should
have a copy of Blanchard's
Poultry Book. Gives just the
plain, practical information
most needed. Send 20c to The
Ranch and it will be mailed
All for A Home Worth $5,000.
Ifinn A Business Giving You an
, UUU Excellent Living and an
Only $500 Annual Income of $30P
to $700 Now and
Cash At Least $1,000 after fl»<?
For particulars call or write
SPOKANE VALLEY LAND & WA
0 Rookery Bldg. SPOKANE.
British Columbia Farms
If you are thinking of going to the Pacific
Coast try British Columbia. No extremes
of temperature. No cyclones. No dust
storms. No cloud bursts. No droughts. No
blizzards. Fertile land, and the heaviest
crops per acre in Canada. We make this
statement without fear of contradiction.
The land Is cheap and the markets and
prices for farm produce the best on the
Pacific Coast. Write for Farm Pamphlet
to the Settlers' Association, Box 329, Van
couver, B. C. When writing please refer
to this paper.
One hundred and sixty acres bottom land
two miles from postofflce, Whatcom county ;
25 acres In meadow ; 8 acres in bearchg or
chard ; 40 acres in pasture, nearly cleared.
The rest is easily cleared the brush Is alder
and crab apple, no logs. One good farm
house 26x28, 1% stories high, good well
and woodshed. Barn 75x28 with feeding
sheds and other small outbuildings. The
county road runs through It. Terms
$4,000), $3,000 cash, the rest on easy
terms. This is a fine dairy ranch.
Farmers' Investment Co.
Room 9 Metrccolittn Elcg[Se:tt'».