Montana Sunlight (Whitehall, Mont.) 1902-1911, August 01, 1902, Image 3

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“Yes, Abraham.” Thingswould not bave appeared so Mreadful to an outsider, The Johnsons Were well to do people with one child, now an attractive girl of tweuty, Three young farmers who asked for ber hand | but Grmly refused. eEse itt BEE é t i E E 2 z ne Peli i He ness, but it did not keep him away. Had Paul asked the privilege of be- coming their son-in-law he would bave Deen sent packing, The fact that he ‘t ask and the fact that Nellie started a train of Aon 2 pared for any sudden emergency. It was a week before the sudden emergency bobbed up. Nellie bad ap- peared nervous and absentminded all the afternoon. She had overhauled ber wardrobe. She had started to write a ® etter or two and given it up. She bad roamed up and down stairs aud walked outdoors. The young engineer had not shown up as usual, and this was looked upon with suspicion. After supper tears were seen in Nellle's eyes, and as sbe walked in the orchard the wife sald to her husband: “Abraham, it's tonight.” “What?’ he asked. “The elopement.” “You don’t mean it, Mary.” “Yes, 1 do, Nellle’s been preparing for it all the afternoon, and she means to slip out of the house as soon as we are abed and go off with him. I've been watcLing her Uke a cat, and she can't fool her mother.” “And what shall we do?” “Leave that to me, . You Just act as it nothing was going on, and I'll give you my word to stop any elopenient and cure that girl of ber foolishness.” At bedtime Paul Harper was atill missing, nnd Nellie sat under the cher- ry tree by the back door. As the father started for the barn to’ make al) fast for the night the mother asked the girl to go with ber to the springhouse te strain the evening’s milk. But few words were exchanged between then. As they finished their work the mother swiftly passed outdoors, slammed and locked the door behind her, and the would be eloper was a prisoner. The jailer had hardly reached the house, with the key im ber hand and a grim smile on her face, when Abraham came tn from the bern. He was chuckling and rubbing his hands together. “J've locked Nell up in the epring- house,” said the mother as she hung up the key, “and she'll stay right there till morning.” “and I've done something just as cute,” chuckled the father. “Just as 1 shut up the barn along come that feller across lots, and he was going on to tell me that he ghessed he'd hare to go back to town next week, when I grab- bed him and shoved him into the out- door cellar and locked the door on him. He won't run off with our gal tonight, he won't!” “Abraham, you are mighty cute.” “And so are you.” They didn’t go to bed at once. They sat up for an hour to see if the prison- ers wouldn't raise an alarm and beg to be released. No alarm was raised, and, concluding that they were ashamed and gulking, the old folks finally retired. Excitement kept them awake for awhile longer, but sleep had held them fast for three or four hours when the wife suddenly sat up in bed and almost shouted “Abraham Johnson, get out of bed as quick as ever youcan!” “Wewhat’s the matter, Mary?” he asked as heopened his eyes. ' “The matter is that we are two of the biggest fools in Ameriea! Get your duds on without losing a minute!” “But whatis it?” he asked as he got aut of bed. “T locked Nell upin the springbouse, didn’t 17” “Yes,you saidyoudid, and I don’t believe she can bust her way out.” “And you locked that young feller greet | I°ll stand beside the hole when each provisions nor means of propelling the vessel, I gave myself up for lost. I was lying on the deck only partly mingled of that high latitude. . Rising, { te the gunwale and looked uarter, stars and stripes bh all her canvas She was with a glass to hig eye. Looking in the direction it pointed, I saw another ship similar *in build, also a man-of-war. The British ensign was at her peak. There were other vessels scattered about, but I took no notice of them, velng profoundly interested in these two, evidentiy about to meet in combat. The American wore ship and backed his topsail, bringing his broadside to bear on the Englishinan. I saw a man on the latter cry out, evidently to hail the other, but heard no sound.. A sec- ond time he hailed. I saw smoke plumes leap from the American's side, and stil] I heard no sound. I was too weak to stand longer and sank back on the deck. On the one hand was the moon silently mounting the sky, on the other the fierce though silent battle. Both passed from my vision for a time, for 1 became uncon- scious, but when | recovered and rose to look over the gunwale there were the two men-of-war locked in an em- brace of war. It was now night, and I could see only by moonlight. The American was lashed to the Englishman's forward anchor. The man I had seen on the quarter deck was fring shots at bis ene- mies, who geemed to be endeavoring to cut the vessels loose. Marines were loading the pieces for him, and he picked off every man who approached the lashings, Meanwhile the Britisher Was fring her guns right through the American's main deck. I could see that the American's dark bulk had settled in the water. Then a light burst forth between decks. “She will burn if she does not sink,” 1 said, “and she will sink if she does not burn.” And then came the strangest thing of all. 1 could see by the drelight men on the doomed vessel balling water that was sinking the ship to put out the Gre. Lashed to a stronger ship, burning, sinking, broadsides continual- ly pouring through her, she was still endeavoring to conquer. Was there ever pluck like that on seg or land? Surely there must be some god of war on that wrecked vessel to breathe the spirit of invincibility into its uncon- querable crew. . And there was. On the deck stood the slender man, he who with his own hands kept his enemy from the lash- ings, lighted by fire and moon, ges- ticulating, doubtless sweariug, direct- ing every detail, every man to do the part assigned bim, and inspiring all with his owa marvelous courage. The American had ceased fring wiih her cangon. At any rate, she was so wrapped with the other in smoke that if she fired {I could not tell. Satlors with muskets were on the foretop, the maintop, the mizzentop; marines were on the quarter deck, the poop deck and top of the roundhouse. They were Or. ing muskets and hand grenades, but as their enemies were all on the lower deck they were protected. Men craw!- ed out on « yardarm of the American and dropped hand grenades on the enemy, one of which fell in an open hatchway and exploded below with a terrific sound. Soon after this a sallor leaped over the Britisher’s rail, fol- lowed by boarders, and in a few min- utes the British ensign was hauled down. 7 Thia is the last I remember of the night. When I came to consciousness again, the sun stood where the moon had been and was blinding me with his intense light. Rising, 1 swept the horizon with my eye. Not a vessel was in sight. The sea rolled on smoothly, silently, as if it bad never been dis- turbed by the reverberation of guns. One effect remained with me. If those men on that burning, sinking ves- sel could conquer, why should I de- spair? Going below, I found fishing tackle and an ax. With the ax I sacri- ficed my own finger and with for bait caught a fish, I bad matches in my pocket and made a fire, heated sea water and, condensing the steam, had water aga thistime that 4 could drink. In fashion I lived till I was picked up by an American cruiser. - I told my story to the cruiser's cap- tain. He listened to me patiently and when I was through said: “My man, you wereused up and un- der the influence of hallucination. You must have read of the famous sen fight that occurred where you were on the 234 of September, 1779, just a century before.” , a “What son fight wae that Serapis.” “On my honor, I never heard of it. Who was the devil that commanded the Ameriean?” “John Paul Jones.” grewsome prophecy, which has justbeen fulfilled. Said he: ‘Boys, of you is lowered into the grave.” ~ Just a month later death claimed “The Bonhomme Richard and the | ‘ The Young Drummer, Although be fs not higher than a base drum, little Malcolm Robb Gerlach of Allegheny, Pa., who is but tive years old, plays the bass and while be is do ing that plays either a snare or kettle drum, just ad the Sceasion demands. | J \ Haves Standard and K The youngster fs said to be one of the ea @f Individual cour ee cleverest little musicians that has ever} 4 inent dairy authority bas re- been seen. The little wonder is the son of Am drew Gerlach, who for many years was manager of the Great Western band to i Sa of that organization. Mr. lath is now a hotel proprietor in Allegheny. Long ago bis parents named the youthful wonder “Toney,” and this has dwindled to the abbreviated form of “Hon,” and all bis friends know bim by thatname. : Two years ago the youngster began playing on a toy drum, but one year ago Malcolm began following his elder brothers in their rehearsals of orches- tration. The elder brothers, two ip number, are skilled musicians. The boys saw that their baby brother was apt, and they taught him some notes, and in six months the youngster could play the trap drum In all of the standard orchestrations, But he did not stop there. When the elder boys get new music, Malcolm gets bis score too. ' He bas now acquired the art of read. ing, and he follow’ the score as per- fectly as any trap drummer could. Sel- dom does he wake a mistake. No mat- ter Bow difficult the music or how fast it has to be played, the young drummer is equal to the occasion. He is too small to sit and play, but he leans against a chair and with bis right fact on the bass druin pedal and the drum sticks In bis hands he watcb- es bis score and bis brother Eugene until the sign to start is given. Then he applies himself intently to his work, and bis eye never leaves bis music un- til the piece is finished. cently said, “If the deatb ange! should sweep over the state and in one night destroy the poorest third of all the éows in Illinois, the dairymen would awake tho next morning financially better off.” Frequently dalrymen are keeping one-half of their herd at an actual loss, ThePare perhaps making a little profit on the whole herd and are thus apparently satisfied, whereas if they would dispose of their uuprofit- able cows they would wake more mon- ey and also save.iabor, Generally speaking, cows cannof be kept at a profit in Illinois that do not produce the equivalent of 260 pounds of butter annually. To determine exactly what a cow produces In a year every milking must be weighed and sampled, but if the herd is given a one week test every three months it wil! be sufficient to sield valuable results. All the appara- tus necessafy for thie purpose is a spring balance, as many common glass fruit jars as there are cows in the herd and a four bottle Babcock milk tester. The milk may be weighed on any scale, but a spring balance is moat conven- lent. The scale should be so adjusted that it will balance the empty milk pail with the band at zero, as shown in the cut. The weight of the milk may then be rend directly from the scale without subtracting the weight of the paii and may be quickly recorded oppo site the cow's name on the milk sheet provided for the purpose and placed on the wall convenient to the scale. A sample should then be taken by means Be Careful. Be careful to use good grammar, One of the most common grammatic errors in the United States is “he don't.” Peo ple who would not dream of letting such an absurdity as “he do” cross their lips seize every occasion to de elare that “be don’t” without appar ently the least idea that they are of- fending against the laws of the lap- guage. It is very nearly as cany to say “be doesn't”—one would not be so un- reasonable as to look for a complete “be does not” in this age of scuttle and rush—and the grammatical integrity of the phrase ought to compensate for the labor of an extra syllable. The next in frequency—excepting “ain't” instead of ian’t—seems to be those sort of things,” evidently found- ed on a hazy Wea that “those” is under the influence of the plural “things” rather than of the strictly sin- gie “sort.” When-“that sort of things” and “he doesn’t” are restored to their rights In common speech, the words o* our mouth will be very much more ac ceptable. A Pile Itnvestigaticos. One morning Jobnny’s mother dis covered a shortage in ber suppiy ‘of ples, baked the day before, and her sus picions fell upon Johany. “Johnny,” she said, “do you knew what became of that cherry ple that was on the second shelf in the pantry?” “Yes, ma‘am,” he replied. “I ate It, but I had to.” “You bad to!” exclaimed his aston- ished er. “What do you mean, child?” : “The teacher asked yesterday if any of us could tell her how many stones there are in a cherry pie, and i couwida’t find out without eating the whole pie, could 1? There's just 143.” SAMPLES, SCALE AND RECORD SHEET. of a small dipper holding about two tablespoonfuls and placed In the jar bearing the cow's name or number, A cartridge shell of the proper size, with a wire attached for a handle, makes a very corvenient dipper for this pur- pose, To prevent the milk from souring until the end of the week to each glass jar should be added as much pulver- ized potassium bichromate as will lle on a one cent piece. Potassium bichro- mate, although a rank poison, is one of the best preservatives to use for this purpose for the renson that it imparts a lemon color to the milk, thus making it easy of detection and obviating the possible mistake of feeding it to calves or pigs. i At the end of the week the composie samples in the jars are tested with the Babcock milk test to determine the per cent of butter fat. This gives the aver- age amount of butter fat contained in cach cow's milk for the week. The to- tal weight of the milk for the week multiplied by the per cent of butter fat gives the total butter fat produced by that cow for the week. This test should be made évery three mepihs of thirtees weeks, and in com- puting the yield of the cow for the three months the six weeks previous to and the six weeks following the test should be taken.—W. J. Fraser, Illinois Station. Snow and Hall. Why water should sometimes fall as soft snow crystals and at others in Nog Feeding In California. Conditions bere (California) are very much different from those prevailing in the enstern states or middie west. Root crops—beets, carrots and turnips —cean remain standing and growing all winter without risk of freezing. or in the case of beets they may be corded up- almost anywhere, like wood, for winter use, Squashes and pumpkins do well-and keep a long time. Then rain often starts green grass in Oc- tober. It is seldom, bowever, that grass is really good until Mebruary, but early sown rye is ready for use in a little while after the first rains. During the dry months, June, July. August and September and often Oc tober, sorghum, Kaffir corn or Egyptian corn will furnish excellent forage. In fact, 1 have bad sorghum remain un- hurt by frost until nearly Christmas. The above mentioned crops can be grown almost anywhere out here, with the exception that sorghum may not do well right along the ocean, west of here, owing to beavy fogs. Infact, al- most avy plant of the corn family makes excellent green forage bere dur- ing the months when there is little or no rain—Cor. Rural New Yorker. hard lumps of icy hail is a question of interest. The diffetence is entirely one of time. Snow crystals are formed very slowly, the frozen atoms of water grouping themselves with matbematic- al precision around different centers. Hall, which generally falie In warmer weather, is rain frozen suddenly by a sharp drop of temperature in the upper alr. Wind nearly always accompanier hall, while the larger and more perfect snowflakes are always formed in calm alr. What He Knew of Beds. One day.in school the teacher told an Irish boy to spell and define bed. He got the be-d, but couldn't tell what it spelled. ‘The teacher‘asked, “What did you sleep on last night?” “Oh, yea,” said the boy. “B-e-d, dad's old coat and a sheepskin.” Master Dickey Dawdle-so. A Wide Ration and the Milk Flew. Figures based on experience at the~ Peat rb fs Geneva (XN. Y.), station are thought to As the twig’s bent so ‘twill grow, “mean much more In a practical way Only stouter, stron: ‘a than some offered to the public which Tee tell bene be tenind: mind —_| jpvolve the use of very few animals only two or three feeding pert- ode.” They support much of the obser: vation and experiment of late years in Merete toneine oak | one important potnt—vin, “that changes | Here's @chance forhim to start; in the quantity of nutrients bas grent- — Join the ranks with stoutest Beart: |.ty more influence on the milk yield the amount of protein. If the available energy of the ration is sufficient and Is kept at a uniform point, there may be quite a wide range in the nutritive ra- tho without materially affecting the milk flow.” OO one of the crowd beside the grave. Kent Young, the most promi- nent of the younger citizens’ of , was the fifth and last of the group, and hisdeath occur red two weeks ago at Mt. Clemens, ‘Mich., where he had gone, hoping to be benefited in his health, for- merly perfect, it was thought. Within ten years from the time of than proportionally large changes In | ~ GOOD CROPS FOR PIGS. Weir Corn, Alfalfa Hay, Soy Beane, Cottonseed Meal and Skimmilk, Corn is doubtless generally regarded as the standard feed for pigs In this country. There are regions, however, where there is not sufficient moisture for corn and where other crops can be more successfully grown. In Kansas Kaffir corn has been found especially valaable, Alfalfa and soy beaus have also proved useful as drought resisting crops. The feeding value of these crops bas been tested by the Kansas station for several years with some 300 pigs. ‘The grain ration bas usually consiated of Katfir corn. This bas been supple mented by alfalfa hay, soy beans, eot- tonsecd meal and skimmilk in different amounts alone and in varying combina- tions. In two teste it was found that & bushel of Kaffir corn produced 10.6 pounds of pork, while with the lote fed corn or maize for purposes of compart- gon a bushel ‘of grain produced 11.0 pounds of grain. During the last eleven years the average yield at the Kansas station has been: Kaffir corn, 46 busb- els; corn, 34% bushels, An acre of Kaf- fir corn would therefore produce on the basis of the above figures 487 pounds of pork, an acre of corn 410 pounds. It is stated that the pigs tire of Kaffir corn when It ia fed alone more quickly than they do of maize. The Kaflir corn is caten with great relish®at first, and for about four weeks gains are made as rapidly as on inaize. When the Kaf- fir corn is not eaten readily, other feed should be given with it, Kadir corn fed with alfalfa, soy beans or skim- milk is eaten readily until the pigs are thoroughly finished, and lots thus fed fatten evenly. When 7.83 pounds of alfalfa hay were fed per bushel of Kaflir cornmeal, the gain was 10,88 pounds, The gain from a bushel of Kafr cornmeal alone was 7.48 pounds, The gains were of about the saname proportion when alfalfa hay was fed with Kafr corn, The value of alfalfa hay for combining with Kaffir corn is evident, The station points out the need of cutting it early and curing it carefully. The leaves are the most valuable portién. The hay should be cut before more than half of the plants are in bloom and handled so that ar few leaves as possible are lost. ~ When soy beans were fed with Kaf- fir corn in the proportion of one to four, there was an increase in gain from 14.0 to 06.4 per cent. When fed for a short time and in smal! quantities, cottonseed mea! com- bincd with Kaffir corn also gave satis factory results. The best results were obtained with skimmilk. In this case the pigs fed skimmilk and Kaffir corn gained 10 per cent more than those not fed skim- milk. Piwes and Lambe In Spring. When the season arrives for turning the ewes and lambs upon winter wheat or other pasture, the grain feed should be continued for some time as well asa light ration of bay. This will counter: act the oversaucculency. of the green feed and prevent possible derangements of the digestive organs. Tambs make a remarkable growth and matured sheep take on Gesh very rapidly upon the wheat postures. It is not unusual for lambs to make a daily gain of three- fourths to a pound for the first thirty days, and they frequently weigh from forty-five to ifty pounds at two months ok. As the time approaches for wenning the lambs ample provision should be made to guard against any possible check to them, as this is a critical pert- of of thelr life. Weaning them upon rape and clover has given excellent re- sults. The method employed was to provide a uice piece of rape adjacent to # good growth of second crop clover, and when the lambs are turned in upon | this they appear indifferent as to the loss of their dams. Promising Winter Celery. American Gardening finds that Win- ter Queen, which it illustrates, has for two seasons proved to be the best of all winter celeries on its trial grounds. It has been extensively grown among market gardeners in the neighborhood, WINTER QUEEN CELERY. alt of whon) hare ‘the same opinion— viz, that it Ts by far the best winter cel- ery. It makes a strong plant and good heart, is of excellent favor, surpasses all others In keeping properties and is in great demand im celery districtr among marketiren. Hexagonal Peiding Famigator. For spraying to kill San Jose scale om Long Island a new form of funiiga tor has been devised which possesses some advantages over all other forms This is hexagona} in form, with sides hinged to allow of folding into compact form for transportation and storage and with removable top. In operation the box Is held rigid by the top and by braces at the bottom, Two sides and part of thetop swing back ensily to a! low of placing the fumigator about th: tree to be treated. The hexagonal forn avoids waste space about the tree. ————————OoOX— Immigration. A Copenbagen dispatch of last) week says: The transport lines, here are coping with the greatest rush of Scandinavian emigration to the United States since the *80s. Every outgoing: vessel, Scandi- navian or American, is crowded. The Oscar II. of the Scandinavian American line. is taking 1,000 emigrants at each trip. Hertwo sister ships will now be harried | The brisk demand for pedigreed ani- mals of al! classes is not 2 mere pase ing craze. A history of the develop- ment of our creat middle west would be far from complete did it not embody the accomplishment of breeders of im- proved farm animals, There have been times in the past when undue empbasia was placed upon pedigree, where indl- vidual merit was overshadowed by lin eage cousiderations, During such times beginners encountered much risk in their early purchases, as there was bound to be a strong reaction when the businees stood upon a foundation #0 faisc. Powevers, our fathers passed through the deep waters, leaving to us an Inheritance Invaluable. It seems al- most as though thelr errors were nec essary to place the improved stock busincea on the firm footing upon which {t stands today. One Is apt to get the Impression, dur- ing the rule senson particularly, that the country is flooded with improved | tctntiet Maverial Neoaed ahd Method A LOW COST SILO, meer i -et Putting It Together. A wide diversity of ideas exists as to What ts the best silo. Thote factory made and in sections have been found to de about what is claimed for them aud are a most Uesirable silo for the dairyman who can secure them. Anrong those that may be put up at home ia the round stave silo, one of the cheap- est sorts; and if it were not Hable to ; collapse on account of shrinkage of the ttaves and expanalen of the irou hoopé it would be very satisfactory, saya Farm and Home. Beveral of late have used wooden hoops which cannot shrink or lengthen rendwise, The inaide sheeting is of one inch Georgin pine, which does sot shrink, It is so full of pitch that mols- ture bas practically no effect upon ih The foundation of this style silo Js in ite wooden hoops siz inches wide and made of half inch elm lumber sprung around a form and built up with weil lapped joints, using a trifle lopger nail ench time until the hoop has a thick- for the three bottom hoops of five yers, The remaining Ove top hoops require only four layers each. The av stock. Such ts not the case, There should be a thousand bidders for every blooded animal sold. The best Intercets of our country are allied with thore of Individuals, and we can concelve of no greater display of loyalty to oneself as well as to country than may be mani- fest In an effort to Improve farm ani- mals. When one stops to consider the evormous number of Inferior animals and in conjunction with this the great improvement that may be imparted by even one crosa of a blooded sire, it is surprising that there is not ap even greater demand for recorded sires. The test argument that can be given in favor of transplanting the scrub or even the grade by the blooded anima) fe that there atands no record of one who has established himeelf in the breeding of animals of the latter class and afterward gone back to the serub or grade, Even for common cows a few bundred dollars put Into a male of good blood and form is the best invest- ment a man can make, The improve meut in one crop of calves will more than pay the bill, We should like to see more competition tn sale rings com- ing from the small farmer, even though he be the owner of a comparatively small herd of cows, There never was a more opportune time to begin the lm- provement by the employment of a meritorious registered sire. — Hlome- stead. Fer Secours In Calves. To cure scours in enlves put about two quarts of boiling water ov so much tansy as will make a strong tea, says E. K. Levan in National Stockman, Cover and let stand til) cool, when it Is ready for use, Give one-third of a pint at a dose—if a bad case more—morning, noon and night, but always before let- ting calf drink. Keep ov wll you see the calf is all right. With us tansy grows without any attention on-most every farm The Pennsylvania (er- mans call it cow bitters. Plenee let some one give it a trial Just to see what it will do. I have used it en.a. good many calves, always with suc cess. Piaucts For Stage. To those who ask about the adapta- bility of the cowpea to the making of silage we would say that the best use of the pea is in hay, Indian corn is the great ensiage plant. Cowpeas will make silage that the cows will eat readily, but it is always sour stuff, Soy. beans make better silage than they do hay. but the cowpeas make such good hay that It seems to be a pity to put them in the silo. Then, too, having corn silage alone, the farmer can bal- ance bia ration better with the peas than If they were mixed fp the allo. We do not recommend cowpea silage— Practical Farmer, The Pan-American Test. Guernseys won in butter production at the six months’ test at the Ian- erage silo will not require more that 600 feet of lumber and 20 pounds naile for the hoops, which are caslly and- quickly made and should not cost more than $1.25 each, or $10 for the lot. Thie is a good deal less than the.cost of the usual fron hoops aud Ings. A three cornered frame is erected at the exact outside circumference of the allo and the boops placed tn position and fastened. The lining of the silo is then put off and should be*ef inch Georgia piné lumber three inches wide, matebed and nailed to the hoops the sume as the flooring. When the lining is on within twenty Inches of the starting place, put im 2 by 4 studding up and down be tween the hoops ob ench side of thé door for door stays and jambs. Make the doors of thé same luniber as the walls, cutting them into joliits otf the inside of the hoops. If the allo is outalde the barn, It can be covered with tarred paper and cheap siding run both up and down as a pro tection against frost. The roof and foundation are the same as.for any allo, and the outside covering could be of any sort the owner wisbed; or It might go without siding, the same as any oth- er tub silo If protected from thé weather, the wooden hoops sbould last for yearn, and if at any time the Inside Moning became “dozy” it might be lined with tarred paper and then sheetitix, thereby making It serviceable again fof a number of years at smal! cost. In speaking of profits In dairying a writer in Practical Farmer says: A fairly good dairy cow will product of milk per year, which, per pound, the prevail- 1-8 tons of cowpea bay, Ove tons of onslinge, at~ $10, and one-third ton-cottonseed meal, valued nt $3, a grand total of $56 for cost of food for one cow that produced $150 worth of milk. Besides this you have cowpea hay, which you have sold tor $12 per ton, corn enailage at $2 and corn stover nt$6 a ton in form of milk. And then the manure! All of it but $5.00 returned to your soll. If dairyiny Goes not pay now, it ia because ibe a- chines are worthicse—that is, the cow which takes the raw materia! (as cor# stover, cowpea hay, ete.) to make into finished products, as milk and butter, is worthless, Use a good bull, then, to American exposition in -spite of the fact that one of the best cows was sick several days during the test. The value of the butter churned of each breed during the six months of the test was as. follows: Guernsey, $220; Jersey. $215: Ayrshire, $213; Holstein, $193; Red Polled, $102; Brown Swins, $177; French Canadian, $182; Shorthorn, $165; Polled Jersey, $161; Dutch Belt- ed, $112.—Exchange. A Famous Milker. In a British journal is announced the death of a famous milker. It was a crossbred Shorthorn-Guernsey. She was in ber ninth year when she died. Some idea of her ralue may be known from the fact that in the 10% montbs pricr to ber death sbe lad produced at the rate of 1.600 gallons of milk per year. On the day before her death sbe gave sixty-six pounds of milk. ‘The Heifer That Kicks. To cure a kicking heifer tic a rope around one hind leg down near the fort and then take’ slip hitch around the horns, says an experienced dairyman, Now make her kick to her beart’s con- tent. Then shift over to the other side, One dose was enough for the one I had. For a colt f would put on a surcingle with a ring on the side to slip the rope through. Iifteh first around the neck and then a noose around the bone. Growth Im Dairy Business. The first cow census in the United States occurred in 1840. Fince then they bave been counted every ten years. There are mow thought to be about 18,000,000 dairy cattle in this country, which allows one cow for about every four persons. The Dairy Tree. Length of body and depth of barrel are gauges of lungs and digestive ca- pacity. Sloping shoulders, thin thighs and angolarity father than roundness of body are prized as outward signs of the dairy as distingutshed from the beef type. ——————_——— toward Copenhagen in order to facilitate traffic. The cause of this rush is. the more stringent conscription laws in Sweeden. The entigrants are mostly of an excel- lent class, and are bound chiefly to the western states, where they settle on agricultaral lands. The total number of emigrants which |! left this port for the United States during the nine months ending with March, 1902, was: Denniark,- breed up to dairy stock, and as soon an this is done dairy stock will improve and dairying will become the most profitable industry in the middie south, ~ more profitable than cotton growing of cotton thanufacturing. Head of the Herd at Pan-American Mary Marshall stood at the bead ot the Guernsey herd at the Pam-Amert can test, producing during the six bert C. Loring of Minnesota. a Her First Calf. There should be no-such thing “breaking in a heifer” when she has her first calf. She should beso careful: ly bandied that there will be no nece® ality for doing the thing after that should be done before enlving. If this has not been done before, begin some weeks before calving to familiarize the heifer with.the milker. Stroke her, ca- ress her, handle the udder, doing every* thing so carefully that any advance in the process will be unnoticed animal. Within a few days can be handled at will, @ 8,382; Norway, 8,049; Sweden, — 15,601.

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