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Issued by The Ranch Publishing Company each Month, First and Fifteenth.
ussodaied SarmShvers
Entered at the Kent Postofflce at Second-Class rates of postage.
J D Dean Editor and Proprietor i Hattle Halnes Churchill The Home
Hob't. Burl." Advertising Manager D Tattered .......Poultry
r Walden ... Horticulture I Fred W.Lewis The Grange
r. waiaen. ... Prof. S. B. Nyslrom Dairy
W. P. Coieman, special representative for the Northwest, 318 Globe Bldg., Seattle, Wash.
New York Representative: Chicago Representatives
S. E. Lellh, 200 Fifth Sve. Bldg. F. A. Dennlson, Steger Building.
In advance, one year, 50 cents; six months. 30 cents. Foreign subscriptions, 75 cents per
year; 40 cents, six months. .
Pate of expiration is shown on the paper by address label. Failing to receive your paper
regularly, you should notify the Kent office at once, when mistake, if any, will be corrected.
Agents wanted in every town to solicit subscriptions. Good commissions paid.
The farmer is not lying awake
nights with worry beoause Wall street
is so badly in the dumps. That bunch
of gamblers who toil not neither do
they spin, yet "Solomon in all his
glory was not arrayed like one of
these," has hoisted the banner of dis
tress and sees no ray of hope. The
business of the country goes on, how
ever, adding news records in volume,
the laborer is busy and the factory is
working full blast. Though railroad
stocks are down the roads are show
ing wonderful earnings. It is a new
experience to see stocks at so low an
ebb. For the past two years the same
Wall street story of ruin has been
heard. The American people refuse
to be hood-winked. They have bitten
so often at dead bait that they are
wised up to the game, and a naw
batch of suckers must grow up. In
one way this feeling is unfortunate as
there are many stocks of real merit
on the market which produce good
revenue but it is so hard to distinguish
these from the mere speculators' list
that none sell. The lesson is to study
them and reject the bad, money to
be of use, should be working. It is
valueless to the owner or the country
hid away in a stocking or in a safety
deposit vault.
San Juan county dairymen have
organized into an association for the
upbuilding of the dairy interests in
Got Good Results
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 24, '10
The Ranch,
Kent, Wash.
Enclosed find check to balance
acct. Also find copy which is to
appear in your next issue. Change
it to read more effectively if you
can and if there is anything else to
be done in bringing it out more
forcibly, go to it. Use the cut and
the lines that go with it.
Have received good results from
ad in The Ranch, much better than
I expected.
Yours very truly,
Washington Oxygenator Co.
Dr. L. E. Lai-sen, Gen. Mgr.
file OR>anchu
that county. Mr. L. W. Hanson, state
dairy inspector, was present at the
meeting and showed the necessity of
building up their dairy herds. He
stated the average production per cow
in the United States was only 140
pounds per year^but by proper breed
ing and feeding this could be in
creased to 500 pounds per year. It
costs nearly as much to feed one as
the other, but the poor cow keeps her
owner poor while the good cow adds
to his bank roll. D. S. Troy manager
of the Glendale creamery was present
and added materially to the organiza
The most important election this
coming fall is the eleotion in the
state of New York. This is so because
its result will largely determine the
standing of Mr. Roosevelt. Mr.
Koosevelt is responsible almost en
tirely for the nomination of Mr.
Stimson for governor and for the
platform in that state. If the people
stand by him and elect Mr. Stimson
it means added strength to Mr. Roose
velt but if they do not stand by him
and elect the democratic nomineee,
Mr. Dix, Roosevelt's strength will be
considerably lessened. Wise poli
ticians go so far as to say this election
will "make or break Mr. Roosevelt."
We do not think it will be so decisive
but do realize the influence will be
great. Mr. Roosevelt regardless of
faults stands today the one great
figure for civic righteousness. His
defeat will be a national loss.
The census figures just now coming
out show the steady drift of the
population to the city. The state of
Missouri for instance gained but six
per cent during the ten year period,
while the state as a whole gained but
six per cent, some of the cities gained
20 per cent and 30 per cent. This
shows a large loss in the farming
population. The state of lowa, one of
the most wealthy farming states of
the union showed an actual loss. The
big gains have been in the largest
cities. Thirteen of the largest cities
in the United States, gained a popu
lation of about 3,500,000. This is not
as great an addition to the cities as
the previous census showed, and it
may be that in another decade it will
show the country gaining as the "back
togthe. farm movement" is growing
each year.
The trustees who were appointed by
congress to establish the postal savings
bank system have finally arranged
to establish 18 of these in 13 different
states. All of them are in the west.
One at Globe. Arizona; one at Oro
ville, Ual. ; one at Leadville, Colo.;
one at Coeur d' Alene, Idaho; one at
Anaconda, Mont.; one at Carson City,
Nev.; one at Raton, N. M.; one at
Wahpeton, N.D; one at Klamath Falls,
Ore.; one at Deadwood, S. D.; one
at Port Arthur, Tex.; one at Laramie,
Wyo., and one at Olympia, Washing
ton. The trustees evident intend to
go very slow in this matter. Are they
afraid to trust the people?
The city of Portland is stirred up
over an increase in the price of milk.
A great hue and cry was at once raised
against the farmer as soon as the in
crease was announced. But the farmer
at once proved to the consumer that
he was getting but half as much for
his product as was paid by the con
sumer, so the consumer must look to
the city dairyman who handles the
product. There is but one way to cut
out this graft and that is a plan to
eliminate the middleman. Whether
this can be done is a question which
devolves on the producer himself. It
has been done quite successfully at
Los Angeles and can be done in Port
land. But just as soon as the farmers
would attempt such an organization
the cry of "trust" would be raised
and they would be fortanate if they
escaped the penitentiary.
Witb this issue of The Kanch a new
dairy editor is added to the force.
This is Prof. A. B. Nystrom, the in
structor of dairying at the state
college. Mr. Nystrom begins in a
most practical way by showing how
to propeily care for the cow in winter.
We are glad to get so able a man as
an addition to The Ranch force.
A campaign for more h( gs has been
started among the f armes of the Coast
and should have the encouragement
of all. The Coast is not raising half
the pork consumed and there is no
We vSell Farms c
AST week we sold the Ruble 20 acres near Snohoniish by telegraph, to a man ,
-Lv on Swan Island, in the Carribean Bea, 900 miles south of New Orleans. Con
sideration $6,500. The purchaser has never seen the place and does not know us
except by reputation.
THIS week we are sending out personal letters to four hundred and twenty
*■ six people who have inquired about the Pacific Northwest. In addition to
this we are sending out, every month, tons of printed matter.
TF you really want to sell, write us. We can probably help you.
John Mills & Son, Puyaiiup, wash.
millP^ —I* '!H You can if you order your sash, doors, I ""I H
B I p=^ » ii 111 windows, etc., direct from us. Send for Il—N X—ll__!!se4b«!L
' r=3^sv§Ml I catalogue of building needs and com- I "
I ff=as^g~^=j| ■ pare prices, which.are actual wholesale. "SAVE THE
■ You or any competent builder will MIDDLEMEN'S
II ■I. » cm i-i ■ find that what* we send you is FULL PROFITS
I nS^^S^QH valuk and best quality; if not, fob THE
■ U-rr^.-Vy 7 i -TI.Q ■ your money positively refunded. CHILDREN"."
B ■ =7^l ■ Send us list of material you need <-^ \fim
■ ' w^Jf^jsJ^M (M and we will prove that we save you W VOs^
■ ,|jTl from 1/4 to 1/3 on the bill. JL "^VjffMh.
■ -liL-Ai ill ■ One price to everybody. Sell anyone. 'M . '^yil/Mm*.
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Say Take
Reward Or
Stop Talking
Seattle Company Offers $1,000
to Knockers if They Will
Produce an Equal Record
During the pa9t five years over 900
losses in the state of Washington have
been sustained and paid with an
average time of one and two-thirds
days after reoeipt of proof by the
Northwestern Mutual Fire Associa
tion. Of all the losses sustained in
that time, amounting to about $500,
--000, only $2G9, or about one-twentieth
of 1 per cent, has been paid by order
of the court. In that case the as
sociation was sued for 85000 and the
court decided that $269 was the amount
it should pay. This incident simply
shows that to pay the amount asked
in every case would be to pay a pre
mium on dishonesty at the expense
of the honest policy holder.
To any of its competitors who have
been inclined to knock by claiming
that the Northwestern Mutual has
not promptly and equitably settled
every legitimate claim we offer a re
ward of $1,000 to produce an equal
record from any other company on
business done in this state.
F. J. MARTIN, Secretary and Manager
need of so much being shipped here
from the corn belt. With good clover
or alfalfa and peas with ground wheat
and barley it is not a difficult matter
to make hog raising most profitable.
The granges of Snohomish county
have incorporated. There are nine of
them and the principal object is for
the purpose of building up a first
class county fair.

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