Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.) 1911-1920, May 07, 1915, Image 2

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GEYSER JI:JDITI 1 BASIN TIMES RAPE PATCH GOOD FOR SUMMER PIG FEED A Profitable Bunch of Hogs. (By JAMES 0 FULLER. Wisconsin Ex- 7 periment Station.) Sow a patch of rape. It will furnish the growing pigs with a wealth of pal- atable green feed, and if given a chance to \come back,'' will produce crop after crop of excellent succu- lence. The most satisfactory method of growing this crop for swine is to pro- vide three yards of about equal size and seed them three weeks apart with one and one-fourth bushels of oats and five pounds of rape to the acre. The ere lot, of course, is generally sown MAKING MONEY IN PORK PRODUCTION Quality Is More Important Than Size in Breeders—Avoid Elephantine Animal. It is mighty hard work to correct your lack of ability as a feeder by buying a coarse -boned breeding boar. The best type of swine have been evolved front the experience of breed- ers and packers. , Quality is more important than size In selecting the breeding stock. We are at the beginning of a pc- riod*of enlightenment concerning the possibilities of hog farming. Heavy feeding does not always pro- duce proportionate gains At five months of age, the pig's most valuable asset is about one hundred and twenty pounds of bone and muscu- lar development, aided and supported by a keen and natural appetit. Avoid the elephantine hog or steer —they are freaks that cannot be re- lied upon to give a carcass of great value or weight. The liberty of pasture affords the ' growing pigs the exercise lieCeS SS FY to produce perfect health and body ; development. Get a farm, young man, aid raise good hogs it is a mistake to think v.e can find protit in buying milk fe«is to supplement our istra crop. and nese lect to provide pasture and forage crops. Coarseness indicates low vitality, sluggishness and Floe -fewinii. qanli- ties. The ideals of the breed. r and Pack- er are coming more and more toe arci one common standard. The demands of the packers are.. the reason for show -yard excellence. When farmers recognize the possi- bility of exclusive 'fork preductom as a speeMlized branch of animal indus- try, and evolve systems of farm man- agement adapted to the business, it will become attractive as a business proposition, and herds of mill -bred hogs will become common in many lo- calities where few good hogs are nuw seen. RIGHT TREATMENT FOR FENCE POSTS Pile Neatly and Allow Them to Thoroughly Season—Plan for Charring. When most farmers prepare to build fences they set green posts and then when they begin to rot off at the top of the ground after four or five years they grumble and fret a great deal about the trials and tribulations of fencing. As a matter of fact, if the poets are neatly piled in the dry and allowed to thoroughly season, anti then are treated by charring the end which is to be placed in the ground, and the top, which should be slanting, is painted with red lead and linseed oil, they will last 60 or GO years. Here is the method for charring. My A. J. LEGG.) Tim teheat is the best grain crop that we have ever tried to furnish a foraging ground for poultry. 1 sow late in July and elides the chickens and turkeys to harvest it. They are all the better for the exer- cise and the only eget Is for the seed and work of preparing the soil and Bowing it. Late in last July 1 sowed about one acre wilt re the chickens and turkeys could have free access. They began to work on it as soon as the grains were tilled anti were at work on it for neatly two mwths. If it. is trampled down on the ground Build a heap of logs 10 or 12 feet long. o w gr„ 1 „, will not dunnage unless ills Set it on fire, and when burning brisk- ly, lay upon the fire the ends of as many posts as it will accommodate crosswise. Turn them over a time or twri, and when slight coal has formed upon the surface, throw them into a pile and put on others. You can treat tour or five hundred a day anti if practiced by every farmer when build- ing fence it would save enough in a few years to build good roads In every community warm enough to sprout them. Bock. 1 wheat will lie on the ground all win - Pr and grow in the spring. , A buckwheat stubble makes an ex- cellent feeding ground for poultry (Jer- i ing pleasant days throughout the fall and winter season and the poultry en- joy the exercise. Our hens, pullets and September hatched chicks are all in fine condi- tion. largely due to the buckwheat to which they have free access. as soon in the springy the ground is dry enough to work. The pigs can be turned on to the first lot as soon as the rape is from 14 to 18 inches in height, and as soon as they have eaten it down to four or five leaves to the stock, the pigs are transferred to the next patch and so rotated from one lot to the other throughout the summer. If well supplied with satisfactory forage during the summer months, pigs can be finished for market and fattened off quickly as soon as the crop matures. MANY LITTLE JOBS FOR BUSY FARMERS Lambing Ewes Should Have Proper Shelter—Clean Up the Henhouse. Sorry )ou did not fix up a house for the lambing ewes? May lose enough lambs to pay for a new one, . The spring pigs are coming along now. Thousands die every year from too much cold wind. Get into the grape vines with a knife and pruning shears, if you know how to prune. Otherwise keep out. Now is the time when the lice get busy in the chicken house. At 'em with the kerosene can and the white- wash brush. What it pity to let the baby chicks perish in the cold wind for lack of shelter. The spring crop of calves is coming now. Dehorn them by using a bit of caustic instead of sawing them off a year later. Do not give the sow's nest too much litter at farrowing time. Many pigs ore destroyed by a too full nest. No nest ever made for a hen beats a half barrel laid on its side, particularly for March weather. The bees will be taking a spring Sight. Examine them after they come hack to ascertain if they have enough food to last tilt the blossoms CO SW. A strong spring wind will dry all the moisture out of the tree roots if left exposed long a title planting. The climbing cutworm is workine away on the meetly set trees and sirs Owes- nights. Keeps out of -sight in daytime. Keep him away by strip of stiff paper pot around the plant and pushed an inch into the soil. Yake a lair written contract with the hits(' man. Saves misunderstand- ings. An hoer in the workshop repairing 311M it ill save lime lazcr when it is more v.duahle. The heavy rains and strong winds will push over the fence posts. Straiehten them up_ Potatoes will sprout now if given light and air. BUCKWHEAT IS BEST GRAIN FOR POULTRY The best values that have been Wes Graduating Gown of Embroidered Voile That very graceful garment, the long tunic, which appeared and took the world of fashion by storm late last summer, is with us again. Sometimes it Is an overdress as long as the under- skirt, but often it hardly differs at all from the tunic of last season. The skirt under it has grown wider, al- though it is often considerably nar- rower than the tunic. But it may be equally wide, and in either case is good style. One need only to examine the gown of embroidered voile shown here to appreciate the charming outlines of the tunic skirt and to realize that a gown put together on such good lines Is something more than merely fash- ionable. The style is so pleasing that it has lasting qualities. The bodice Is cut on simple and graceful lines also. This is a motel that might be safely chosen for a gown of handsome lace, with the expectation' that little change need be made in it from season to season. 1 But the model as pictured is made of plain and machine -embroidered voile, not at all expensive. It is washable, durable, and a beautiful fabric. It can shown in shopping bags within the invitee y of the oldest shopper are to Chickens and Turkeys Allowed to be found in the leather goods depart' Harvest Crop — Trampling ments just now. These bags are shown In many shapes. (most of them prac- Down Does No Damage. Beall and in medium sizes. l'in seal and morocco are the most popular leather, although there are other va- rieties to choose from. Black con- tinues to be the favorite color, with tans and browns next In importance, and a few dark blues, greens, purples and reds for those who wish a bag to match a suit or some dress acces- sory in color. Four bags of pin seal are shown here in black. Two of them are sup- plied with very complete fittings. They are soft, and the leather in three of them is gathered on to the frame, so that they are more roomy than their size would indicate. The bag at the upper left-hand'ror- ner is to be recommended to the tour- ist. It contains a good sized flat hand mirror fastened to the frame by a bit of strong ribbon, and a small coin purse. in little pockets made in the lining there are a small face poe I box (with tiny puff), a scent bottiej case with nail file, and a tube whi may carry a day's supply of cleans' cream. Even this ample fitting is e ceeded in some bags that carry a ca case and very small pair of scisso besides. The bag shown at the lower right - be bought in narrow or wide widths, and with embroidery in colors, as well as white, on a white ground. Voile is manufactured in an endless variety of embroidered patterns. The underskirt, in the dress pic- (ured, is fitted about the hips and cut with a moderate flare. It is finished with a three-inch hem. The tunic is fitted to the figure by means of tucks, graduated in length and extending be- low the hips. They are shorter at the front. The tunic dips a trifle at the front, and this slight dip is repeated in the bodice. The bodice is cut like a plain blouse. with the fullness gathered in at the bottom and confined under a girdle made of the embroidered scallops. It tits the figure vaguely like a short jacket. The neck is finished with a turnover collar of lace, and the same lace is used for the puffs and frills about the sleeves. .A silk scarf tie finishes the dressing of the neck. This design is one that seems as well suited to the matron as to the maid, and nothing prettier can be found for gradliation gowns or for the useful white d ess for midsummer. hand corner ail) commend itself to the shopper or the traveles who wishes to take a few notes by the way. It has an oval mirror, set In the flap. a change purse, powder box, scent bot- tle and notebook, with pencil attach- ed, each slipping into its own particu- lar pocket and easy to get at. , 'Instead of these fittings the remain- ing two bags are provided with enly a mirror and coin purse. But,a sepa- rate compartment asstiretkl place for such fittings as the xe3A1`6e may choose to provide for herself. Linings are made of strong moire silk usually, but gayly flowered silks and satins, in durable weaves, add a charm to these already charming shop- ping bags. JULIA BOTTOMLEY. Simplicity in Skirts. According to the Dry Goods Econo- mist ipt) the simple tailored stilts the skir s.*re made very plain, with more itit . flare around the hem. This ij ichitecttl both in the gored and in t14 semici c\alar models. A few skirts, lititseVeni a shirred on at the waist ;re. SON laited skirts are also in- i chded orders. say suits the skirts are de on similar lines, the ects particularly being pop - some instances these dressy re finished oft at the bottom Hinge, tucks, bias folds of the al, silk braid or velvet ribbon. V 0 4 Irassho T HE world has awaited, with dread, the time when the French armies might reach the environs of Strassburg and be- gin to bombard that ancient capital of Alsace-Lorraine, because then one of the most marvelous works of civilization will be exposed to de- struction or great damage. This is the cathedral of Strassburg, an archi- tectural glory, \one of the choicest Gothic visions ever dreamed of by a master mason.\ During the war of 1870 the Stress - burg cathedral was rather badly dam- aged. The French established a mili- tary signaling station in the immedi- ate vicinity, which drew the shell fire of the Prussians. As a result, the magnificent spire was torn from top to bottom, and one projectile, grazing the cross on the top, bent it sidewise. This happened on the 24th day of August. No sooner was the war at an end, however, than the Germans set about the business of repairing the damage thus inflicted. The task oc- cupied ten years, being not completed until 1880. Dates From the Eleventh Century. It is an interesting fact that this celebrated structure occupied the site ot an ancient heathen temple dedi- cated to Ilercules. Indeed, the image of the god is known to have been pre- served within its walls, as a historic memorial, up to the year 1855, when it disappeared—just how is not satis- factorily explained. The heathen tem- ple Was demolished in the fourth cen- tury A. D. The Christian lane that took its place was of wood In the seventh cen- tury; later it was of stone. It was # the houses in narrow streets (dat- ing back to the middle ages) being embellished with wonderful wood carv- ing. The city is connected with the Rhine (two miles to the 'east) by canals. It is a center of high roads between Germany, France and Switzer- land and at the junction of other canals which connect the Rhine with the Marne, and the Rhone with the Rhine. The place is the seat of the imperial governor of Alsace-Lorraine, and the headquarters of the Fifteenth corps. Like Metz, Strassburg was in former days governed by a prince bishop. But in the thirteenth century the then German emperor made it a free city. It had at that time 50,000 inhabitants—a population deemed huge—and, being a very important trade center, it was already rich and prosperous. Then it was that the principal facade of the great cathedral was built. One of Town's Features. Strassburg, like Metz, was an an- cient Roman military post. The Romans called it Argentoratum. It is today enormously strong, being de- fended by 14 forts and inner ramparts. There are also great works for flood- ing the approaches, as an additional discouragement to an enemy. An interesting feature of Strassburg is the great number of storks which build their huge nests on the chim- ney pots. Oddly enough, these birds never seem to establish themselves for breeding purposes anywhere ex- cept on human dwellings. Nobody would ever think of disturbing them in any way. On the contrary, a house- holder thinks it a great sign of good luck it a stork picks out his root top GUTE.NESURCs PLAT Z Partly or wholly burned hall a dozen times (destroyed by lightning in 1002), and as often rebuilt As it stands to- day, it was completed in 1839; but the oldest portion dates from the be- ginning of the eleventh century. It is considered the noblest creation of ecciesiasticat architecture in Germany, Its only rives in that country being the equally famous cathedral of Co- logne. The astronomical clock which adorns this dithedral is the most celebrated timepiece in the world It dates back tc 1362, and originally was graced with statues of the three wise men and the virgin in wood, together with a cock At the stroke of every hour the wise men bowed before the virgin and the cock crowned and flapped his wings. It contains a perpetual calendar, in- dicating all the various holy days (movable feasts), such as Easter, and regulates itself in leap years. It shows the movements of the planets, the phases of the moon and eclipses of the sun and moon calculated for remotest times. Figures represent- ing the four stages of Me, grouped around a figure of Death, strike the quarter hours. Childhood strikes the first quarter, 'tooth the second, Man- hood the third and Old Age the fourth. Death strikes the pours, while an an- gel, seated above, turns round an hour glass which he holds In his hand. At stroke of 12 the apostles appear In single file and pass before a fig- ure of Christ, bowing. The Savior blesses them by raising his hand. while the cock crows and flaps his wings three times. Strassburg Once a Free City. Strassburg marks the locality where the River Ill divides into five branches. It has 125,000 inhabitants, and the old Part of the town is most Interesting to the sightseer, some of Ctlinitktiadt.sucliktistiiironiot • tor a nest. It is very curious to see them teach their young to fly. Toward the end of August all the storks start on the same day south- ward, bound for their winter quarters In Africa. In March they return, pre- ceded a week or so by a single stork pioneer, and their arrival is always hailed with joy. Apparently they in- variably take up the same nests year after year. Outdoor Living. Living much out of doors, in the sun and wind, will no doubt produce a cer- tain roughness of character—will cause a thicker cuticle to grow over some of the finer qualities of our na- ture, as on the face and hands. So staying in the house, on the other hand, may produce a softness and smoothness, not to say thinness of skin, accompanied by an increasing sensibility to certain impressions. Per- haps we should be more susceptible to some influences important to our intellectual and moral growth if the sun had shone and the wind blown on us a little less; and no doubt it is a nice matter to proportion rightly the thick and thin skin But methinks that is a scurf that will fail off fast enough —that the natural remedy is to be found in the proportion which the night bears to the day, the winter to the summer, thought to experience. -- Thoreau. British Schoolteachers, There are in England and Wales 41,835 male elementary schoolmasters including the certificated, the tamer- tificated, and the student teachers. Of these there were 4.000 certificated men with the colors at the end or September. and there are now well over 5,000, or 12 1 ,4 per cent of the men under thirty -live and of the fit men perhaps as much as 40 per cent. 6 a

Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.), 07 May 1915, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.