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Page 21 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 15 September 1903
, ig, turkeys, guineas, tools and furni- I re. and most important of all in his iimation, 60 Red Polled cattle. A ir later he shipped out 40 Red Polls, , (1 in 1902 he shipped 50 more out. Everyone who attends the leading ; irs of the Pacific Northwest knows I X., and knows how loyal he is to i • cause of the Red Rubies. It is t id of him that he will wind up his 1 sy career driving a handsome 1 nd of muley cows to the pearly gates, |; j\ if St. Peter will not let them in he \ 11 go the other road with them. BEND IT EAST. jet Them Know About the Wonderful Pa rflc Northwest. The Oregon Railroad & Navigation Com- I ny has just issued a handsome 02-page i ok and map. telling all about Oregon, V ashington " and Idaho. Scud the name nnd address of some friend in the Kast and four (4)' cents in stamps to A. L, Craig, i neral Passenger Agent of the Oregon i [lroad & Navigation Company, Portland, Oregon; and they will be sent a copy of this valuable publication. SHARPLESJ TUBULAR^T^...
Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 15 September 1903
2O NOTHING WILL INCREASE THE HOME MARKET OF THE FARMERS, FRUIT GROWERS, DAIRY AND CATTLEMEN OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, AS QUICKLY AND AS PERMANENTLY AS THE ESTABLISH MENT OF THE IRON AND STEEL MANUFACTURING BUSINESS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. BIG PAYROLLS INVARIABLY FOLLOW THE IRON AND STEEL BUSINESS, AND BIG PAYROLLS INSURE PROFITABLE HOME MARKETS. Material Markets Honey Management Men EQUAL SUCCESS IN THE IRON AND STEEL BUSINESS The Seattle Iron & Steel Company HAW MATERIALS. The Seattle Iron and Steel Com pany has acquired all of the prop erties of the Pacific Steel Com pany at Irondale, Washington, its complete blast furnace and char coal plants, wharves, bunkers 1, saw mill, laboratory, dwelling and boarding houses, 300 acres of land, etc., as well as all of the records of experiments made at the Irondale Furnace in the use of the ores and cokes of the la citic Coast; all expert reports upon the iron ore mines and the cokes of this Coast; all of the in valuable information obtain...
Page 23 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 15 September 1903
m <J§| The U. S. Leads the World if H vs^Jj^ That the U. S. Separator leads all others has been 5 9 proved so many times that it is a well estab- IH jH _>^>*&i« / lished fact. To those who doubt it, we call uA IH /"Sj/HT'jiC * attention to two very decisive vie- l|j *| (. I , SjSj. •y\ EjSJBBTOtgaMi tories: one at the Fan-American ■■ « V^JaS^^^^^i The Ui SiWon the World ßecord U Hjjl /^SvBBnS 'ifi^M^^L. with the average testof.ol3B aB MniflJUf^ s^> nfcßifi for 50 consecutive runs; the HH '^b ml Iff ifl I «aaPB" other the recent competitive VH *^T ml 1 fill (^SEfflr^^^ ust between six different |Sj la ImililiJ/// tBU&QSNm makes of separators at the ■■ mlllu I jSß^lfni Kansas State Agricultural HV I [HIII y^i The U.S. Excelled All Others M H (-- Illfllll MM* tne tests °^ skimmilk and ■■ P9 mllAlln Jz£&'22o^~~ :j:' m m total minimum loss, accord- fBI fjjl mifj^^^^^^^' JF m. r -K ingto Press Bulletin No. 123. L^ 9B s^B'_-==^== :* jl fJKmwKpJ&ii For reports of...
Page 24 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 15 September 1903
22 iSee Those Discs -i^fjp and note that they are 3Kfc Easy to clean. • • -- 2 , Put together and take care of. Give large capacity in a small bowl. Have few parts and are exceptionally close fj IBli skimmers. . '/ jf Fj * We want good, live selling agents all over the / I I \ Pacific Coast. : ,/V I \■ m - Send for complete printed matter, our new No. JEj^bo- ' 52 Creamery Catalogue and our liberal offers. '.' H. I. Weinstein Co. Weatherly Creamery Co. Agents for Seattle, Wash. : Agents for Portland, Cre. ' . ■.! ■ ■ ' . * V . ... ' . . . . . .'' , ■ / ; ■ • ■ ■ ■ - " ■■*•_• BAKER & HAMILTON SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. ■ Sole Pacific Coast Agents. - ■.. \ X WAGON POWER /^^^wl*2li^. SPRAYING l^^^Sil^H^**!****. A Method Which Fits Every Case "^J^Sfen^P^W The Wallace Power Sprayer driven by the wagon wheel and gives nutjmaticalli/ a constant high pressure. No hand labor. No engine to buy and haul around. Read what the Missouri Experiment Station has to say : OLDEN, MO., May 6, 1903. Walla...
Page 25 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 15 September 1903
HON. J. F CASS. \'hose likeness we reproduce on this ,ige, is well known to our readers ccause of his long and close identi ration with the horticultural inter- sts of the state. He has been a resi ent of the state since 1878, locating rst at Seattle, where he was clerk of he U. S. District Court, and later erred as U. S. Commissioner at What- om for several years. He was Com lissioner of the State Board of Hor iciilture, as it was first organized, for he third jdistrict, including the coun ies of King, Snohomish, Skagit, San nan and Island. He was Secretary if the State Board at Tacoma during he years 1895 and 1896, and editor if its third biennial report. After vards was fruit inspector of Skagit 'ounty for some years. He organized and was master of he first Grange of the Patrons of Hus >andry in the Province of Ontario, 'anada, and chairman of the executive ommittee of the first Dominion Jrange at Toronto. He was formerly a prolific writer on agricultural and horticultural sub...
Page 26 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 15 September 1903
-'4 The Wallace Sprayer. J. D. Wallace, inventor and raann lacturer of the "Wallace Sprayer." has recently visited the Pacific Coast, ar ranging for agencies to handle his ma chines. Lilly, Bogardus & Co. have taken the agency for the Pacific North west. Mr. Wallace claims that his sprayer is a practical, common sense machine tor spraying trees or plants. It is for use in connection with the usual tank wagon carrying the spraying liquid, and can be placed on top or at either end of the tank as desired. It is only necessary to get the sprocket wheel on the machine in line with the large sprocket which attaches to the rear wheel of the wagon and supplies the power. The machine is mounted on a strong PUGET SOUND SUPPLY CO. Potatoes FRUITS AND PRODUCE 732 Post Street, Washington State Experiment Station BERKSHIRES Pullman, Wash. oak frame, which fits between the standards of an ordinary wagon. The operation is so simple as to be at once apparent. Air is first pumped into the receive...
Page 27 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 15 September 1903
LARGEST STOVE HOUSE IN THE NORTHWEST THE OHIO STANDS FIRST AMONG ALL AMERICAN RANGES, AND AMERICAN RANGES ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD, YOU KNOW. THE OHIO IS A QUICK AND PERFECT BAKER; IT IS THE MOST ECONOMICAL RANGE; AND NO OTHER RANGE IS MORE DURABLE OR BEAUTIFUL. ONE MILLION OHIOS FOUND IN AMERICAN HOMES TESTIFY TO ITS EVER IN CREASING POPULARITY AND EXCELLENT QUALITIES. THE OHIO IS SOLD IN EV VERY PART OF OUR OWN STATE OF WASHINGTON. FOR REAL, GENUINE SATIS FACTION, BUY AN OHIO. BESIDES BEING "THE LARGEST STOVE HOUSE IN THE NORTHWEST" WE CARRY AN IMMENSE STOCK O FMANTELS, GAS AND ELECTRIC FIXTURES. THE HOTEL OR RESTAURANT MAN WILL FIND HERE THE LARGEST AND MOST COMPLETE AS SORTMENT ON THE PACIFIC COAST OF THE GOODS HE NEEDS. WE WANT YOUR PATRONAGE AND WILL TRY TO DESERVE IT BY RIGHT TREATMENT AND PRICES. SEND'US YOUR MAIL ORDERS. '^f Z.C. Miles & Piper Co. I £ Aye. SEATTLE, WASH. Aye. So. THE RANCH. n
Page 28 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 15 September 1903
26 WHY HE AND BILL QUIT. "Bill thought it was time to quit, and so did I," said Adam Klinefelt, a Pine Creeker, who is a husbandman by the day during haying and harvest time, and a bark peeler and bear hunt er during the rest of the year. "And so we quit. "Some folks might think we was a little partic'lar, but what do you think of hay that runs two snakes to the ton? I've heerd sence that it ain't much of an average for the Big Root medders, but it struck me as bein' fair to middlin', and so it did Bill. "Me and Bill calc'late that we cut jest about ten ton o' hay on the Big Root medders. We don't have to cal c'late on the snakes. We had 'em right before us, and we counted 'em. And this is the way they happened: "Take the first one. I was mowing along, and a pilot dipped his teeth agin my boot leg. I stomped his head off in three kicks. That was one. "Then there was the yoop that Bill give and jumped two yards off to one side. That yoop stood for a black snake that lay with its head...
Page 29 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 15 September 1903
E,. J. Bowen SEED MERCHANT Seattle, Wash. DEALER IN CHOICE ALFALFA, CLOVER, TIMOTHY AND ALL KINDS OF FIELD, GARDEN # FLOWER SEEDS Coast Agent for CYPHER'S INCUBATORS, HUMPHREY'S BONE CUT TERS, WILBUR'S POULTRY AND STOCK FOODS, SPRAGUE'S FLY BOUNCER, ETC. Carry also a full line of SPRAYERS, AND SPRAYING MATERIAL, FER TILIZERS, GARDEN TOOLS, ETC. Send for my Illustrated Catalogue; it is free for the asking. P. S. -I have no branch stores scattered over the country, but your storekeeper can supply \ou. If not send direct to me. I deal in seeds exclusively. THE RANCH 27
Page 30 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 15 September 1903
28 WE DEAL IN i< Fruits and Vegetables : /; \: OF ALL KINDS. The bulk of which comes from Eastern Washington. •/ • We want the very best that grows. Have you any prod ucts to consign or sell? If so, write us. We refer you to any wholesale house in Seattle. >:; Gordon <$1 Go. 807-809 Western Aye. ' .;. SEATTLE: / ,;■/-;:;- J. W. GODWIN & CO Established 1889 COMMISSION MERCHANTS ; - Fruit Produce Largest receivers, handlers and shippers. Ours is one of the oldest firms on the coast. Account of sales and checks mailed patrons every week. Correspondence solicited. Stencils furnished on application. t • ;; \ :, WESTERN AVENUE, SEATTLE. F. P. TAYLOR & CO. Commission Merchants Special Attention to Mail Orders. 811 WESTERN AVENUE SEATTLE, WASHINGTON. THE RANCH. The m If %JF . Bpadnen Company © Butter o Eggs © Cheese © !:V :': MANUFACTURERS OF ', QQiQ&XSOaG)QQQQQQQQGK3>Q)^^ Cream Shipments Solicited. First Class Service, Honest Treament and Top Prices at All Times. 21...
Page 31 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 15 September 1903
Keep the Milk vShip the Cream to Us THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Is the best dairy section in the world, and our farmers are making millions V:. of dollars 1 from that portion of the crops i : zj&^w^bs* • that formerly went to waste. '" How , t^^£§^X» i/C^^M/^^S* many cows have you ? If you have four */C*^M/y\}\a "^Of , or more you.cannot afford- to be with- •• >. • "^j^" •. • out a Farm Separator—it pays for it- • —makes enough more money from . v t:., . your milk to pay the bill, so it costs you ; :• . *''i ■•, nothing. We buy cream direct from farmers, ... . using any good Separator; at railway ■ : ■■••• *•' station within. 250 miles of Seattle, , ; ; ,yx-<*i • •• and pay prices based on the Seattle market. WE MAKE PROMPT REMITTANCES WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Butter, Eggs and Cheese f#.#. WEIMSTEIMSt CO. 907 Western Aye., Seattle ::T---v THE RANCH. 29
Page 32 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 15 September 1903
3° A FRAUD EXPOSED. Agents who claim they are repres enting reliable houses in Portland and Seattle are working a clever scheme to defraud the ranchers. Their game is to introduce them selves as representing a certain com pany, and solicit orders for tea, coffees, spices, etc. After the agent has obtained a good ly supply of orders he returns to the city to have them filled. As a matter of fact he has been sent out by an un scrupulous house to sell their goods un der a special brand. These goods are of such inferior and adulterated stuff as to be unfit for hu man consumption. The orders for coffee are filled at a wholesale oost of 13 cents a pound — the rancher paying 35 cents per pound —a profit of 22 cents on every pound or |5.50 for every 25 pound order. Or ders for spices and extracts are filled in like proportion. It is an easy graft to work for there are always people who have a foolish old fashioned notion that they are be ing overcharged by the local merchant of his town, an...
Page 33 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 15 September 1903
A CONTINUOUS JOLLY Doing business with the public is a continnuous jolly. THE JOLLY MANUFACTURER JOLLIES THE JOBBER. THE JOLLY JOBBER JOLLIES THE DRUMMER. THE JOLLY DRUMMER JOLLIES THE MERCHANT. THE JOLLY MERCHANT JOLLIES THE CLERK. THE JOLLY CLERK JOLLIES THE PUBLIC. And the jolly public jollies the whole jolly bunch by footing the jolly bills, and everybody's brimming over with jolly and you jolly well know it. Hence you see that business is a continuous "jolly." With something at the back of it to make it successful, and that something is—MERIT. Yes! We are going to give you a little talk about the Crescent Goods, for you ought to know something about the things you eat or don't eat and if you don't eat Crescent Goods we are determined to fully explain to you their sterling qualities to convince you that they are upon the market solely on their me rit. The Baking Powder, for instance, has proved its merit, purity and wholesomesness by the remarkable increase in its consumption, f...
Page 34 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 15 September 1903
i 111 \/ou ma y think that they are a" lookin § at the p rett y & ' 111 * but it is the SHARPLES TUBULAR, the only Cream fMi Separator with a low down milk supply, the only Separator with b;<'M'i a Tubular Bowl, the Easiest Running and Closest Skimming WjMll Cream Separator made, that is interesting them all, and no I will wonder. Look at the TUBULAR, then look at all other Sep- JW;. arators, then look at the TUBULAR again, then buy it. That's Fl'W what you will do because your good judgment won't let you do / Imlr anythin§ else- Mil? ■- Write us for Catalog and name of your nearest agent. l^^LiSffsp Bogardus & Co. \lFiii? : r SEATTLE, WASH. W_^j^Wt AGENTS FOR THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST CJ^^M [jT^BSi .S-^^^^^. We also carry a large stock of Dairy Supplies and Sep- VW^SiIM XcJ>^ )F^ arator Extras for all styles of the Sharpies. -^^SlßH^l'
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 1 October 1903
THE RANCH . Vol. XX. No. 19. THE KRISTOFERvSON DAIRY Inception and Development of the Kristo ferson Dairy. I was born in a dairying community of Sweden, which, you may know, is one of the most progressive of all countries in that industry. Following the usual custom of the sons of well-to-do farmers, I took a course at an agricultural and dairy college after finishing school. Even at that time so many years ago, we were taught concern ing the care of cows and milk, that which is only beginning to be practiced by the more ; progressive farmers in this country. During our short residence in Seattle when we first came to this State, nearly fourteen years ago, we learned, from annoy ing experience, that in most of the dairy products procurable at that time, quality, the great essential, was lacking. On one occasion my wife wished to entertain friends, and engaged cream of her milkman I cheerfully endorse the methods of the Kristoforson Dairy in the care ful preparation and pasteurizatio...
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 1 October 1903
J FUNGUS DISEASE IN FRUIT TREES. Col. Henry B. Dotch, of Oragon, at the irii^Miion Cnngrw, Salt Lake. .lust 40 years ago our mutual friend, Senator Fred .1. Kiesel, of your city, and myself, first landed in this valley, alter a two months' tramp across the plains, or what was then known as the Great American desert. Coming out of Emigrant Canyon our eyes feasted on the beautiful fields and gardens which itretched out before us, a verit able oasis in the desert. It was the first Mormon settlement, a picture of peace, happiness, contentment and plenty, which will ever remain green and fresh in our memories, while the surrounding foothills and plateaus were covered with sagebrush and greasewood. There was scarcely any grass that stock could feed upon; the home of the rattlesnake and jack rabbit. We wondered then what all this country was wasted for, little dream ing what wealth and plant food was stored away in this parched soil, awaiting the brawn and brain and genial of man, to conve...
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 1 October 1903
THE RANCH With which Is consolidated The Washington Farmer, The Pacific Coast Dairyman, The Farmer and Dairyman. The Farmer and Turfman MILLER FREEMAN - - Publisher Editorial Offices: - • Seattle, Wash. Tel. Main 12G5 —Long Distance Connection. Issued Ist and 15th of each month. BUSINESS OFFICES: Seattle - - - 3rd Floor Downs Bidg. Spokane - Alexander & Co., 521 First Avenue Subscription (In advance), 50 cents per year. Agents wanted In every town to solicit subscriptions. Good commission and salaries paid. The paper is sent to each subscriber until an order to discontinue Is received from the subscriber. We must be notified in writing, by letter or postal card, when a subscriber wishes his paper stopped. Returning the paper will not answer, as we cannot find it on our list from the name alon on the paper. We must have both name and address, and all arrearages or dues must be paid as required by law. Date of expiration of subscription is shown on your paper by address label cont...
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 1 October 1903
4 •••••••••••••••••••••••••• • FARMERS INSTITUTE • AT GREY'S RIVER ; * Qy our Staff Correspondent. • The first "Farmers' Institute" in Walikiakuin County was hold at Greys River, Friday and Saturday, Sept 18 and 19. The instructors were Prof. N. O. Booth, horticulturist, and Prof. W. H. Lawrence, botanist of the State Experiment Station, and C. U Smith, of Minnesota. The settlement at Greys River is located in a narrow valley about 15 miles northeast of Astoria, and at the head of navigation on Greys river. They have a daily boat to and from Astoria, which is their market for farm produce. There is fine timber on the mountains on either side of the valley where a large amount of logging is being done, and the camps provide a considerable market for farm produce. The cli mate is mild and the rainfall abund ant. The lands in the valley are very fertile and easy of cultivation. All the clovers and grasses grow luxur iantly, and produce abundant crops of hay. Until within a few years ha...
Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 1 October 1903
S HOW TWO FARMERS ; I AGHIEVED SUCCESS } S By C. L. Smith S Mr. H. P. Ahlberg is a Scandinav ian, who has been in the country 30 years, 28 of which has been spent on his present farm. He had a liberal education, a fair knowledge and ex perience as a gardener, good health, but ko money. For fifteen years he de voted more attention to gardening and general farming than to stock, but the results were not satisfactory. His attention was directed to dairy ing by the example of his friend and neighbor, Chris. Sorenson. He got to gether a small herd of cows of mixed breed and varying capacity for dairy work. Mr. Ahlberg, however, applied himself diligently to the study of dairy literature, purchased a separ ator anrt a Babcock test. He began weighing and testing the milk of each individual cow. Careful records were kept and the unprofitable cows were weeded out. He studied the character and;type of the profitable cows and in making purchases to replace those sent to the butcher he endeavor...
Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The ranch. — 1 October 1903
6 Keeping Farm Accounts By PROP. P. 11. MacLAREN. Assistant Principal of Acme Business College, Seattle. Preface. I have no apology to offer for placing this little treatise before the public. Any one who does business should keep a correct record of that business. Farmers, as a class, have been accused of doing business in a slovenly way but, as a rule, they have a good excuse for doing so. It is an easy matter for those who have had no experience in farm work to philosophize on what the farmer might, could, or should do, but the man who knows most about farming—in his mind —is one who could not tell a hay-rack from a corn-husker if he met either of them in the dark. The chief difficulty hitherto has been to get some simple method by means of which a farmer can keep track of his business transactions in a methodical way with the least trouble and with the smallest possible outlay of time. Elaborate systems of bookkeeping have no place in the business of the ordinary small farmer an...