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The ranch. (Seattle, Wash.) 1902-1914, September 01, 1902, Image 10

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the profitable cultivation of new land.
The problem is when and how to clear
it. When once the clearing has been
completely accomplished the yield
from such lands will be more satis
factory than the harvest from old
fields. In fact, in many instances it
would be wise and economical for the
farmer to plant his old worn and
washed fields to forest and clear oth
er land for cultivation.
The Elgin Creamery Company has
been placed in the hands of a receiver. ]
The liabilities are $415,000, of which j
$155,000 is owed farmers for milk. The
assets greatly exceed the liabilities,
but consist of property that cannot
readily be turned into money. The
failure was brought about by a lack
of working capital. Although the com
pany was called the Elgin Creamery
Company, few of the creameries it
controlled were in Illinois. Of the 133
creameries, 12 were in Illinois, 36 m
lowa, and 85 in Wisconsin. The pa
trons of the creameries in Illinois
numbered about 1000, in lowa 3,000
and in Wisconsin 6,000. It is probable
that the creameries affected will not
but will continue to run as usual.
The move of the creditors in asking
for a receiver was to insure fair treat
ment for all the creditors and to pre
vent any one of them from getting an
The failure illustrates the great dif
ficulty there is in controlling so many
creameries from one central office.
The president of the company is Mr.
Sands and he is the principal stock
holder. There are about twelve other
stockholders, but they are all foremen
over the various factories. Thus the
creameries were entirely on the stock
company plan. Mr. Sands has been
out among the farmers explaining the
cause and result of the failure and
says that all the farmers that have
been supplying milk to his creameries
will stand by him. Some are predict
ing that the failure will result in the
springing into existence of a large
number of co-operative creameries,
the faith of the farmers having been
shaken in the reliability of the indi
vidualistic and stock company cream
In some parts of Minnesota the pa
trons of creameries are forming or
ganizations. The movement seems to
be spreading with a good deal of ra
pidity. There is no doubt that much
good can be accomplished by such or
ganizations whether they be compos
ed of patrons of individual creameries
or of co-operative creameries. Men
unorganized are unable to properly
protect their interests. As society
advances it must become more com
pletely organized in all its parts. Some
organizations will be formed that will
have but a temporary existence, but
they will accomplish some good and
perhaps give a place to something bet
ter. The producers of milk today have
little cohesion and cannot thus work
together for mutual benefit. We hope
to see the good work proceed and look
for the time when it will become the
factor in other states than Minnesota.
H. B. Miller, United States consul,
says: Siberia is bidding strongly for
the butter trade of the east. Not only
are the markets of Dainy and Port Ar
thur supplied by the Siberian product,
but it is also shipped in considerable
]>*Jf ; A Bellows
&*£&>■ / when you get home
t^V/^V with that bulk coffee
m and blow the dirt and flies and
S foreign substances out of it. Then
/ open a package of
) Lion Coffee
1 see how clean and fresh it looks
§ and note its rich aroma.
j^ The nealed i>«cka«» lniara* onlform quality
i —^
quantities to the principal commercial
centers of China and Japan. The pos
sibilities for the production of both
butter and milk in Siberia are unlim
ited. Two grades of Siberian butter
are sold in Newchwang. The firs!
grade —table butter —is put up iD
either 2-pound rolls or in 2-pound
casks and tins. It contains very little
salt, and cannot withstand a warm
climate; consequently it is successful
ly shipped only during the wintei
months. The price of table butter at
Tomsk is 12 rubles per pood, or about
16 2-3 cents per pound. The second
grade is used only for cooking pur
poses, and is put up in 5-gallon oil
cans, casks or rools. It retails at
Tomsk at 7 rubles per pood (about
10 cents per pound).
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
201-2-3 Bailey Building, Seattle
Shipping, Commission
Importers of oreba, hop cloths, grain bags
twine, etc. Balfour Unthrie A Co., Han Franc 1
co.Portland, Tacoma,
m |,j. mm 4g >11 . Retention of placenta
&\nOr*iOn and failure to breed.
Kelloggs' Condition Powder Is a positive cure for
these diseases. Write tor circular. Address
H. W. KBLLOOO CO., St. Paul, Minn
HHt Oregon
{jjp Shoj\t Line
and Union Pacific
To the CAST
The O. R. & N. Co. Gives tne Choice of
Three Trains Daily
Two via The Oregon Short Live to Salt
Lake, Denver, Omaha, Chicago and Kan-
Bas City. One via Great Northern Ity. to
Spokane, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chicago.
Ocean steamers every 5 days for San Fraa
clsco. Monthly steamers to China and
For full Information call on or address
nearest O. R. & N. Ticket Agent, or address
Gen'l Passenger Agent, Portland. Or.
Parties writing to advertisers In this
Journal please mention The Ranch.
Newest and Best Equipment in the Northwest. Brick Buildings. Low
Insurance Rate. Wharf and Rail Connections.
Oriental Readman and Occidental Wa rehouses. Oriental Dock.
30,000 Tons Capacity. U. S. Bond and Free
Largest Nursery on the Pacific Coast.
BUY THE BEST which is always
the cheapest.
Order from our traveling salesman or write to us for catalog
and prices.
Our Stock is First-Class.
Commission Brokers, Purchasing Agents. We pay the Highest Market Price
for all Kinds of Farm Produce.
2015 First Avenue - - Seattle, Washington
, : , ,i, ,i, ,i ,i, ***** *** * * *'!' **** ** * 'I' * ***** *** * * 'I- ****** *** * * * ***
jj We have some beautiful lots in this addition with asphalt ',',
•; streets, cement sidewalks, stone curbing, city water mains, and ; ;
v sewers all completed and included in the price of the lots. No ;;
• • further assessment of any kind can be levied on this property, ;;
•• We also have two fine residences for sale in this addition, ;;
• • strictly first class in every respect, and in keeping with the ;;
O surroundings. '.',
I In order to make a clean-up of this addition, we are au- jj
| thorized by the Eastern owners to offer the remaining few j;
'•'. lots at $100 each; size 40x100 feet; some are suitable for gar- j;
!! dening purposes. This property is reached by the Madison <»
JJ street car line, is close to the new City park, has sidewalks <•
JJ and city water and is undoubtedly the cheapest and best buy <!
;• ever offered in this part of the city. V
I Brooklyn and I
I University Heights. I
■• We can sell you a few choice lots in these additions at a {»
•* bargain. \\
:: Remember this is close to the STATE UNIVERSITY j!
I! and will increase in value very rapidly. ',[
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h 112 COLUMBIA ST. '•
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i! Seattle, Washington. I

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