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I INCREASED SIZE OF LITTERS
[Iowa Station Assists Sow Before
i Breeding With Rapid Increase
In Feeding of Protein.
I A breeding practice used at the
; Iowa Agricultural station should be
j worth remembering by every hog
raiser in an alfalfa district, since al
! faifa contains a high percentage of
[protein, almost too much for a single
i-feed. With a view of increasing the
t number of offspring farrowed at the
j Iowa station they assist the sow b>
i Fore breeding with a rapid increase Sn
?the feeding of protein? which \~s cailed
?"flushing." Thlti ??euls to stimulate
.the productlo?l bf ova or life germs,
j which &ay later be ?ertilized by the
?6iH and consequently this tends to
gari an increase in the size of the
ft n&3 been found that where a
jia'rge amount of protein is fed just be
fore- the breeding season that the
'BOWS will not only require lesB serv
ices, but more pigs will be farrowed
than if scant rations are given. For
best results it is Well to have the
sows on pasture. POT best results also
flushing should, commence about ten
days before breeding, or a little soon
er. It is also necessary to have a boar
of strong constitution in order that
; sufficient ovas be fertilized. Tank
age, Bleat meal, skim milk and such
'food* ?are used in supplying protein.
BEST BREEDS FOR FATTENING
Setter to 'Grind Grain and Feed In
'BoTm '?"f Thick Slop Than to
?Feed It Alone.
.ft ^generally is estimatei that rye
'has a feeding value about ??0 per cent
lower than that of corn when fed to
It is ?better to grind ?he grain and
'feed it in the form <H 'a thick slop
than to feed it whole. The dry meal
forms a sticky mass in the hog's
mouth that is not "relished.
Some feed such as tankage, skim
? milk or shorts shtrald be fed in con
nection with the rye
Rye is lacking in protein and does
not jive the best results when fed
. alone. It also will be a good plan to
feed some corn ia connection with tho
Jrye If the corn can be obtained at a
EASY TO LOAD BALKY HORSE
Tie Rope Around Animal's Rump and
Pull on That as Well as Halter
Will Prove Effectual.
While loading horses in a car we
were troubled by one large animal
balking, and although we tried every
expedient we could think of, the beast
could not be induced to en:er the car,
. Getting a Balky Horse Into a Freight
writes Harlow D. Burnside of Ekal
aka, Mont, in Popular Mechanics.
After half an hour useless work one
of the cowboys suggested that we tie
a rope around the animal's rump and
pull on that as well as on the halter
rope. This we did, and it worked to
perfection, proving a great help in
^future work of this kind.
GREAT VALUE OF rHJMPKINS
Vegetable Has Cooling Influence on
Animal's System and Keeps Stom
ach in Good Condition.
Qreat value is obtained from pump
Icins fed to hogs along with eora from
"the correctiye Influences which they
-exercise upon the digestive system.
They have a cooling influence on the
pig's system and keep his stomach
?nd bowels in perfect condition while
lie is being fed a large amount of
corn during the finishing process and
/consequently he is less subject to ail
ments at that critical time.
But ?the seeds of pumpkins are s?
exceedingly rich in protein that the
ipigs should not have too many of them.
Pumpkins are valuable for hog? af
flicted with worms.
A very little grain, fed regularly,
will go a long way In making the
? mixture of oats, wheat bran and
ilinseed meal, scattered in a broad-bot
?tomed trough, shonld be fed.
The linseed meal will keep the
nowels to good eonditlon.
If a ewe is constipated, put her in
the hospital pen, and give her more
The flockmaster, or owner, must be
?ver vigilant. He should know his
flock so well that the very slightest
indisposition will be detected at once.
Feeding Floor for Pigs.
Provide a plank or cement feeding]
floor for the hogs. Keep It clean; It's
the iiog'B table, you know.
AH Must Seek the Truth, But
Stern Prohibition ls
"Sell lt Not!"
The commodity which is the most
Important to purchase is truth, and
. lt is the one above all others that
should never be sold. It should be
obtained, however much we are called
upon to pay for it, and never bartered
away at any price that may be of
It h ? significant fact that the
truth cannot be bought fr?m thoSj
who have it for sale. The mercenary
pre??iier, teacher or public speaker
Who Suppresses the truth by uttering
smooth things to please men, are
selling the truth for the supposed
gain of popularity, but we do not ob
tain the truth from them.
There ls a mart of truth. God is
truths and from him alone in the rev
elations he has made is this greatest
of all commodities to be secured. In a
very important sense, we have to buy
There l3 no *Ueh thing as getltng
something for frothing. If we <Io not
pay for the thing ourselves, others
have pai? for us. We may inherit
that for which we did not labor, but
others have labored for it. Every
thing of great value ls bought at a
great price, and there ia nothing of
greater value than truth.
No Price Too High to Pay.
We must buy lt; that is, we must
be willing to give up anything or
everything else for lt. It 1B cheap at
any price. Whatever lt costs there 1?,
never occasion to repent or be sorry
of the bargain. No specific price is
fixed for it-it can never "be too dear.
Money alone will not buy it, but
money expended for education and
the gaining of "knowledge is a means
by which truth ls bought. All tho
pains and labors endured in searching
after truth; all losses suffered in tem
poral interests by refusal to deny or
neglect the truth, are payments in
purchase of the truth. It ls -a pearl of
such great "pricfe that every ?ne should
be willing to sell all that "he has in
order to buy it. And having obtained
it, he must not sell lt.
The divine prohibition is, "Sell It
. The human prohibitory laws are di
rected against the sale of things that
are injurious and harmful. And all
such things should neither be oold nor
bought. In the divine law sale is for
bidden of the commodity that is the
most beneficial and helpful.
All should buy and none should
sell. It is a possession of such tran
scendent value that the owner should
never part with it. It may be im
parted and yet still retained. It- is
kept If it is given away. To teach
knowledge tb others does not lessen
but Increases our own knowledge.
To sell the truth is to part with it
entirely without getting value re
There are many who sell the truth
for the honors, riches and pleasures
of the world. They make a bad bar
gain. The wealth of honor fades, the
riches take wings and fly nd
the pleasures lose their exhilaration
Truth is eternal, and it has no
equivalent or substitute for which it
can be bartered. Everything is value
less when contrasted with truth. Life
t itself is not an equivalent for it. A
seeming paradox is that truth may
be bought, and yet there is no equiva
lent for which lt may be sold.
"Buy the truth and sell lt not."
Truth is bought with the currency
of heaven, and it has no sale in that
realm. If sold at all lt must be paid
for in the currency of earth. The
combined wealth of the world ls not
equal in value to truth, therefore "sell
Prohibition Ever In Force.
The prohibition against its sale has
been In force from the beginning.
Our first parents sold the truth for
a taste of forbidden fruit, and their
sad bargain entailed upon themselves
and their posterity the appalling loss
of Eden and all the peace, comfort
and hope , that possession meant to
them and to the'human race.
The prohibition against the sale of
truth has ever remained in force.
It is an unrepealable statute of the
Cain sold the truth for the fruits
of revenge. For his parting with the
great Ttruth of brotherhood he received
in exchange the curse of the fugitive
and the vagabond and henceforth bore
upon his brow an ineffa?able mark of
Judas sold the truth for thirty pieces
of silver; Ananias and Sapphira sold
it for a part of their possessions, and
their names have ever been a by
word and a reproach among men. The
most awful and appalling conse
quences have ever attended the sale
of the truth. Therefore, "sell it not."
It can never be disposed of or part
ed with fer any price or any purpose
without entafling disaster and loss.
There is nothing of permanent value
to receive in exchange for it. "It is
more precious than silver or gold, and
all the things thou canst desire are
not to be compared unto it."
Let not any -consideration, any pow
er, any influence, stand in the way of
your gaining the truth, and then sell
lt not. Sell it not!
It is the full effort that lifts the
burden. Halfheartedness is wasted
power. We need in all our duties to
remember that success comes with all
round endeavour-head, heart, and
hand. Many -a failure comes from
Fellowship With God, Trust in
Him and a Comfort in His
A man of colossal fortune, about to
sail from New York to the foreign
country where he has his summer
home, was interviewed as to his 'own
life. He was asked what he thought
of religion, and with perfect candor
. Tepiieat' } nave never Qt the need
j Another ?n?n of ho great forcuHt,
btii of exalted reputation for learn
ing and fine character, lay sick when
a friend came to him and asked him
how fi'? felt. He answered, "I am
very w^&k and in great pain, but I can
still OVay. and that is much."
These two men represent two atti
tudes of mind with reference to pray
er. On i has never felt the need of
prayer. The other has, and prays, and
thanks God that the power to pray is
Not long ago Doctor Hyslop, an emi
nent physician and psychologist, de
clared to his brethren m a medical
congress: "As an ailebist and one
whose whole life has been confined
to the study of &e sufferings of th*
mind, I woui? State that of all the
hygienic m<?as%reB to counteract dis
turbed sleep, depression of spirits and
j all the ??is?rable sequelae of a di?
j tressed rnftid, I would undoubtedly
I give t-h-e 'first place to the simple habit
j of prayer."
Old Objections Dissipated.
Certain old objections to prayer
have been dissipated, or at least
diminished, by the conclusions of
modern science. The objections based
upon the apparent absurdity of a mind
on earth communicating with thte
mind above the earth has less weight
now than lt had before we flashed
messages through space across a con
tinent and across the sea without the
use of clumsy wires.
The objections to prayer based up
on the uniformity of nature's laws
has not the weight it once had. We
are daily discovering apparent contra
dictions of fixed laws, anomalies, dis
crepancies, and it 'is dawning upon us
that it may be -one of nature's au
gust laws, :hat the mind of man shall
go out in manifold mysterious ways to
ward its maker, and that he shall min
ister in manifold -mysterious ways to
The late Chancellor Sims used tc
mention one -of the commonest objec
tions to prayer. He reminded us that
here is one man praying for rain-he
wants good crops; and there is an
other man praying' for dry weather
he is building a house.
The objector stands off and says:
"What kind of weather are we going
to have in answer to these prayers?"
The chancellor says: "It is as if the
children of a family should ask their
father, one for one thing and the
others for totally different things."
The father, ii' he is wise, may deny
some requests and grant others, but
he will do what he thinks is best
for each of them, and the requests
they make are a part of the pleasing
heart-uniting intercourse of the fam
Find God Through Prayer.
Columbus, seeking a western pas
sage to India, found a new hemisphere.
Marshall, digging a mill race, found
gold in California. Alexander Bell,
trying to help the hard of hearing,
stumbled upon the telephone. And
we, praying for a smooth sea or a
prosperous journey or a recovery from
illness, find God.
What if the sea be rough and the
journey adverse or the recovery be
delayed or denied, if we find God, find
a nearness to him, a trust in him, a
comfort in his presence we had not
known before? Fellowship with God
is our greatest need.
Prayer is a meanB of that fellow
ship. Our minor needs are motives to
prayer. If hunger and thirst and heat
and cold and poverty and sickness and
floods and fires and tornadoes and old
age and death impel us to prayer,
blessed are these, for they are the
rude couriers that show us the way
to the audience chamber of the king.
God is the soul's eternal home. By
prayer we have felt the weight of the
world's weariness, we who know the
bitterness of its worst and the vanity
of its best gifts, find our way home.
Power to See.
What we need is the power to see
-to see the chariots and horses on
the mountains; to see God all r.bout
us; to see the strong right arm of
the Almighty stretched out to help
us; to see that the darkest clouds
and most threatening surroundings
are under the all-controlling power
of the everlasting Father. And see
ing this, we shall have the prophet's
hope and the prophet's faith, and the
prophet's trust that they who are
with us are more than they who are
against us. The prayer, then, that
befits our lips day and night contin
ually is, "Lord, we pray thee, open
our eyes, that we may see."-Walter
We all, reflecting as a mirror the
character of Christ, are transformed
into the same image from character
to character-from a poor character to
a better one, from a better one to one
a little better still, from that to one
still more complete-until jy slow de
grees, the the perfect Image is attain
ed. Here the solution of the problem
of sanctification is compressed into
a sente^^e: Reflect the character of
Christ and you will become Uk*
have a keen physical
longing for some
thing Good to drink
- this is best satisfied
THERE:S NONE .SQ GOOD
Chero-Cola is sold
only in ? bottles.
This insures the
Thispolicy is als?? ?ttar
antee that you the
It is in its original bottle
..-sterilized and labeled
Chero-?&la. You will
greatly enjoy its uni
formity in flavor, the
certainty of cleanliness.
THERE S NpNE SO GOOD
In a Bottle
Through a Straw
Top Dresser Year
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lacking in potash, it ;is mot too late to remedy this, provided you Top or
Side dress with a fertilizer containing sufficient proportions of all three
necessary elemente of >plant food-Phosphoric Acid, Ammonia and Potash.
Do not make the mistake of using a material that contains Nitrogen
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not only pior?de ammonia : in quickly available form, but also phosphoric
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