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THE GLOBE BEPUBIICAN.
N. B. KLAIKE, Publisher.
DODGE CITY, - - KANSAS.
KANSAS ITEMS OF INTERESTS
Eureka will soon hare a telephone
system in operation.
Concordia sentiment is crystalizing
In favor of a curfew ordinance.
The Meeiden creamery is now turn
ing out 1,400 pounds of butter daily.
Four hundred acres of Pottawatomie
eounty land sold last week for $17,000.
The people of Ellsworth county have
subscribed for nearly $100,000 worth of
No one is allowed to loiter on the
streets of Winfield after nine o'clock
Recent prohibition rows at Downs
have resulted in adding one more joint
to that town.
A woman is to be nominated for
county school superintendent in Jeffer
Lewis Phillips writes from Klondike
to Lawrence friends stating that he
has seen few Indians up there.
Salina, which has 817,000 of idle
money in the city treasury, is talking
of putting up an auditorium.
J. R. Harrison of Salina, postoffice
inspector has been promoted to the
chief bureau of mail depredations.
A girl in Republic county lived thir
ty minutes after drinking a bottle of
carbolic acid. Her name was Addie
The editor of the Effingham New
Deaf says it is harder .to find a man to
do a job of work in that town now
than at any other time during the past
The -Stuewe brothers of Alma, cele
brated the Fourth of July by shipping
ten cars of steers to Kansas City. The
steers averaged S1,2G5 pounds and sold
A Howard man, who found a bunch
of keys at the door of his corn crib,
courteously offers to return them to
the owner if he will call and prove
Citizens of La Crosse furnished a bar
rel of lemonade for a train load of
Pennsylvania volunteers who went
through there the other day bound for
An old soldiers' reunion will be held
at Frankfort next month and the peo
ple are going to great pains to make it
- a success. Reunions this j'ear ought to
be a success. The "soldier spi-it" is
in the air.
There is a great hurry-scurryation
among the booze dispensers in Osage
county, where the grand jury re
cently returned forty-three indict
ments, most of them on account of vio
lations of the prohibitory law.
Postmaster Aldrich of Cawker City,
keeps the order from the postoffice de
partment requiring an increi-e in box
rents on exhibition all the time so
that kickers can be convinced that he
did not make the raise himself, just to
be ornerj. There probably isn't a
postmaster in the state who has not
been accused of being directly respon
sible for the increase.
Miss Josie Smith, of Jewell City, an
nounces herself in the regulation way
as a candidate for superintendent of
public instruction of Jewell county.
It was not a great while ago when the
first woman was elected to this posi
tion in Kansas; and it will not be a
great while, either, before they will
begin to regard this office as their own
particular pudding; but they seem to
fill the bill all right.
One day last week the rope which
holds the flag at the top of the city
flag pole in Horton slipped through
the pulley at the top and fell to the
groung. An employe of the Rock Is
land shops offered to put it in place
for $5, and he did, too. Some idea of
te difficulty of the job may be had
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when it is known that the pole, which
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inch gas pipe for the first 62 feet, the
top section of 20 feet having a diameter
of but two inches.
It happened in Saline county. A
Jrunken husband who repeatedly abus
ed his wife, until in her despair she
attempted to take her own life with a
32-calibrc revolver; but her aim was
bad, and although the bullet barely
missed her heart, it is likely that she
will recover. A husband who will act
in that manner toward his wife is too
much of a brute to be reasoned with,
and has not enough sense to profit by
experience; but if he ever repeats the
offense there is an argument which
will reach him, and it should be used.
A lot of Stevens county men turned
the cattle out on the range last week
while they went up to help harvest the
Barton county wheat crop at the rate
of $1.75 per day for men and $3.00 for
man and team.
Comanche county citizens are taking
up again with Mary's little lamb, and
making money out of the crop. One
Ban's clip, A. H. Baker, amounted to
15,000 pounds. Another citizen, Mr.
Labomgh, shipped 515 head of fat
sheep last week and sold them for S4
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Chanute's new flouring mill is in op
eration. Many of the war correspondents In
Cuba are" from Kansas.
Chautauqua and Mitchell connty
each have a Salt Creek township.
It cost $1,310 to keep the Oklahoma
prisoners in the Leavenworth jail last
June witnessed a decrease of $16,
561.23 in the mortgage debt of McPher-.
Residents of Xeodesha and vicinity
have subscribed for $10,000 worth of
A Labette county farmer with one
machine harvested 200 acres of wheat
in ten days.
Six Sterling boys are with the regu
lar army boys who were engaged in
the fight at Santiago.
In Jefferson county several farmers
burned the wheat fields that were not
worth cutting in order to knock out
the chinch bugs in them.
It is claimed by the Moline Republi
can that Elk county has more boys. at
the front according to population than
any other county in the state.
Women and men have gone in ca
hoots at Osborne and organized a
club. The divorce judge may be ex-
pected to do a good business there
An Oklahoma man has written the
collector of revenues at Leavenworth,
Kansas: "Am selling electric belts.
Should they be stamped when applied
to the naked?''
The advertisements for Kansas fairs
state that a reproduction of the naval
battles of Manila and Santiago will be
part of the programs. This will catch
a lot of suckers.
The editor of the Glasco. Sun an
nounces that he will lake a lay-off for
a few weeks and during that time will
amuse himscls running the engine for
a threshing outfit.
Iola can now tilt her chin at a high
er angle. Within a short time work
will be commenced on two or three
smelters there, which will give em
ployment to several hundred men.
The bojs at Alger are standing up
for the state's reputation in good
shape. When it was reported that for
ty members of the New York regiment
were baptized and had joined church,
the Kansas colonel ordered the chap
lain to take one hundred Kansas boys
into the church and baptize them at
The farmers of Sheridan county have
had a new experience. The high winds
of the past week threshed out nearly
all of the bearded barley which was
just beginning to ripen. Some fields
that before the wind promised the
best crop ever seen in the county are
now not worth cutting. The small or
"old-fashioned kind5 was not hurt at
Cooper & Plumb bought the first
new wheat in the Lyons market July
6. It was of fine quality, testing G2
pounds per bushel, yielding 16 bushels
per acre, for which 02 cents per bush
el was paid. The harvest will be en
tirely completed in a short time. Many
are alrcadj done and have begun plow
ing for fall sowing. The quality of
wheat from Lyon county will be good;
yield not bo heavy as anticipated, pro
bably averaging about fifteen bushels
The Syracuse News says that Mart
Potter, who owns a flouring mill, runs
a creamery, is the head of the Turon
bank, and who served his time in the
harvest field, "never had a shoe on his
foot until after he was married, and to
this day can walk over a patch of sand
burrs bare-footed and never know it.
He is a plutocrat now, but you would
never know it from him, for he is a
jovial every day good fellow, and
something of a high roller when he
gets off the home range.'
4, Stenographers Day; 9, Iowa
Knights of Pvthias Day: 10, Red Men's
Day. Tennesec M Men,s Day;
St. Joseph Da3T: 15, Business and Fra
ternal Assns. Da; 18. Texas Day; 2.".
Sioux City Day; 27, Bohemian Day; 30,
Sept. 2, Kansas Day: 3, Editors Day;
. Labor Day; 6. Colorado Day Rocky
Ford Melon Day; 7, Port Arthur Day:
S, Praternal Union of America Day; 9,
Lumbermen's Day Woodmen of the
World Day; 10, New Mexico Day: 14,
National Shriuers' Da: 15, New Eng
land Day: 16, Oklahoma Day: IS and 19,
Modern Woodmen Days: 20 and 21,
owa Days; 24, Commercial Travelers
Oct. 1, Chicago Day: 7, Knox College
Day; 17, L O. O. F. Day; IS, Tennessee
Leon bought a $500 fire engine two
years ago. They u&ed it twice and
sold it the other day for S22.
There is a girl in Horton whose hon
ey has gone to war and she absolutely
refuses to have any truck with the
young fellows who want to bask in the
radiance of her smiles. She says that
the man who goes to war is a heap
more to her than the shirker who stays
at home and attends pink teas. That's
the kind of a spirit to show. It is to
be hopes', that her honey boy is eqnal-lrtr-M.
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Cherryvale girls are getting np a box
Wellington had a big temperance
Leavenworth sent twenty-seven col
ored volunteers to Camp Leedy.
Sumner county wants a rock pile for
prisoners in the jail to work on.
The Walnut girls like to go driving
because the roads are dusty and you
have to go slow.
A Leavenworth colored soldier was
nearly killed by falling from a train
and being dragged.
It is estimated that 20.000 people at
tended exercises at the Soldiers Home
at Fort Leavenworth on the Fourth of
One firm of implement dealers in
Smith county has just recently deliv
ered ten separators, received in two
The biggest steer which has been on
the Kansas City market for a long
time was recently shipped from Nor
ton county. It weighed 2,150 pounds.
Lieutenant Blue, who twice scouted
around Santiago in search of informa
tion for our forces has a cousin, Phillip
Blue, working at the case in the office
of the Norton Courier.
Miltonvale recently passed such an
ironclad liquor ordinance that the
jointist who has the temerity to run
up against it will feel a great deal as
though he has been dallying with a
A German farmer in Wabaunset
county tells the Alma Enterprise that
he" is willing to go to war and help
whip Germany if she attempts to mix
in this affair with the United States
A young fellow in Beloit who assist
ed an inmate of the Girls Industrial
School to escape got fifteen days in
the county jail for his friendliness,
and he ought to thank his stars that
he escaped so easily.
A Fort Scott woman has been de
clared insane and sent to the asylum
because she thinks she can sing. If
that is to be a test, Kansas will have,
to build an insane asylum in every
county in the state.
Some idea of the crop of corn that is
getting to the front in Kansas may be
formed from the following from the
Horton Commercial: "The corn crop
in this section promises to almost ex
ceed the crop of candidates."'
A Nemaha county farmer brought a
stalk of corn into Seneca the other day
which measured ten feet and three
inches in its sock feet, and there was
no indication of tasseling yet, either.
Pretty good for this stage of the game.
A Miami county man says there is
but little wheat and oats in that sec
tion; that flax will be the main crop to
thresh. Kansas is a big state with di
versified crops. There are thousands
and thousands of people in Kansas who
would not know a field of flax if they
shonld mee one in the road.
For the last quarter the expenses oi
the Sumner county poor farm amount
ed to $272.23. The receipts for the
same period were $1,304.53. This ex
cellent showing was made possible by
the sale of $1,018.05 worth of wheat
while the price was 'way up. and ten
head of cattle at $27 per head.
The latest figures given in the ani
mated discussion between Lebanon
and Smith Center as to which is the
better business point come from the
Rock Island road and show that Smith
Center is in the lead; but the Lebanon
people can" have the satisfaction oi
knowing that they are giving the coun
ty seat town a good run for her money-Ellsworth
citizens who have con
tributed liberally for the soldier boyu.
are now being approached by solicit
ing committees from two of the local
churches. One is raising money with
which to paint the Methodist church,
and the other is securing a fund to
seat the Presbyterian church; but the
money is being raised easily enough.
It has been a long time since it has
been so easy to work a subscription
paper through in Kansas as it is right
There is a wonderful falling off just
at present of accounts of swindlers
getting in their work over the state.
People are so-busy now that they have
no time to stop and talk to agents, but
they show up iiow and thea. Recent
ly a lady entered a furniture store in
western Kansas and asked jhe price of
a certain kind of a picture frame. She
said she had purctia-sed cne from a
peddler, and was curious to know what
she could have bought it at home for.
When asked what prfce'4ne paid she
flushed and said, "I'm ashamed to tell.
She had been bitten, but did not pro
pose to tell how badly.
Recently just as he was about to go
into it with a binder, an Ottawa coun
ty farmer lost a field of wheat by fire.
Crops thus destroyed are always like
the fish that wriggles from the hook
or the' animal killed by the care; al
ways of the best.
It is stated that out of 1,500 claims
in the Dawson gold mining district
only 300 have proved to be paying
property. Just imagine the roar that
would have gone np had only 300 om
of every 1,500 claims in Kansas- pvofei
paying property this year. -
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DAIRY AM) POULTRY.
INTERESTING CHAPTERS FOR
OUR RURAL READERS.
w Saeeessfal Farmers Operate This
Departsaeat of the Farm A raw
mats as to the Car of I4ve Stock
VeatUatkm of the Ban.
The ventilation of barns is some
thing that is never too carefully con
sidered when planned, writes A. O.
Loftless in Farm, Stock and Home.
There should be an abundance of fresh
air, and at the same time sufficient
heat. The 'method of ventilation by
open doors and windows Is unsatisfac
tory in cold weather. The fresh air
an heat are not equally distributed
in the stable. In my opinion the beet
method of ventilation is to have flues
from the stable, running up through
the haymow and through the roof.
These flues should start about one
foot from the stable floor; should be
located if possible in the cleaning al
leys. It Is better not to have the flues
run up the outside walls, for then they
are cold, and consequently do not draw
well The flues should terminate in
one or two cupolas on the roof, when
they will work on the same principle
as chimneys; the higher they are the
stronger will be the draught. Another
method is to use the hay chutes for.
ventilators. They are built three feet
square from the floor of the stable up
through the haymow and then through
the roof, terminating In a cupola on
the ridge. There should be doors on
one or two sides of the chute, one
above 'the other, so that the hay may
be easily pitched into the chutes; these
doors should always be kept closed
when the chutes are not used for car
rying hay below. The chutes should of
course always be left empty, and the
draught can be regulated by 'the doors
near the stable floor. The chutes
should be made from dressed and
matched lumber and be smooth Inside.
The advantage of using the hay chutes
for ventilating is the saving of space
and material. They draw very well
on account of being so large. The
fresh air should be let into the stable
through flues under the stable floor,
leading from the outside and termi
nating in a perpendicular angle in or
near the manger of the cattle. There
should be one fresh-air flue terminat
ing in the partition between each two
rows. These flues should be 4x6 inches,
made of common boards. The inlet
of the fresh-air flue should be provid
ed with an elbow at the outside of the
building, to prevent wind from, blow
ing dfrectiy Into it.
Over-ripening- Causes White Specks,
A theory advanced by Prof. Wing in
his book on "Milk and Its Products"
regarding white specks in butter Is
worthy of attention by buttermakers,
says Pacific Rural Press. We give t
for their information, suggesting that
over-ripening is an evil outside of the
white specks, as the butter will sooner
lose its high, quick flavor and go off.
When too much lactic acid is developed
in the cream, the casein is firmly coag
ulated, and in the process of churning
is broken up into minute granules,
which become Incorporated into the
butter in the form of white specks or
flakes of casein. Such white specks be
sides injuring the appearance of the
butter, greatly detract from Its keep
ing qualities, as the putrefactive fer
mentations soon set up in them and
give rise to disagreeable flavors. Dan
ger from this source is liable to be
present it the coagulation of the cream
has gone so far that any whey has sep
arated. The cream should in all cases
be churned before the ripening process
has reached this point. It was former
ly supposed and is still generally be
lieved, that the production of an ex
cess of lactic acid in ripening tends to
a loss of butter, from the fact that the
acid dissolved or "cut" the fat, causing
it to disappear. This has been shown
both theoretically and practically, not
to be the case. Lactic acid has no ap
preciable effect upon fat, so far as dis
solving or decomposing it is concerned,
and cream may be held until the whey
has separated to the full extent with
out any loss In the amount of butter
that it is possible to churn from it.
The chief evil effect in over-ripening
is in the production of strong and un
desirable flavors accompanying the
undue production of lactic acid.
Carelessness in feeding is responsi
ble for much of the lack of success in
poultry culture among our farmers.
We say among our farmers, for they
are the ones that give the fowls the
run of the whole farm, including the
barn floors and the corn cribs. After
all, there is little necessity of using
great care about feeding, provided a
few important points are looked after.
There is no objection to the poultry
having the run of the farm, if they
do not have access to unlimited grain,
especially corn. There is a vast amount
of food scattered through the fields
both of an animal and a grain nature.
Thousands of plants that we denomi
nate "weeds" bear and drop seeds.
These form no inconsiderable portion
of the food of the birds. When this
class of food is combined with the
green stuff and the worms and bugs,
the ration becomes so varied that it.
to a large extent, balances itself. Then
too, the task of gathering it gives
abundant exercise, which is valuable
in assisting the digestion. Another
valuable circumstance is that this food
is gathered slowly and so does not ac
cumulate in large masses in the crop.
One great advantage in the keeping
ef fowls is the possibility it makes f
disposing of waste products, not only
of the table but of the farm. They
will talMj grain ieM after harvest
and make most assiduous gleaners.
They will dig the kernel out of the
chaff, and if we will give them the op
portunity they will eat up an the
bones, in the form of bone dust. This
latter suggests the advice to every
poultry raiser to secure a bone grind
ing or bone cutting milL Bones con
tain much of the valuable constituents
that go to make up the body of the
fowl and the bulk of the egg. Every
year we waste hundreds of pounds of
this valuable feed. In many cases the
mill would pay for itself in one year.
Plies as Poultry reed.
The farm and Home London says:
We have received from the Insecti
vora Food Company, 112 Fenchurch
street, London, E. C, a sample of a
new food product, called Preserved
Tropical Flies, which is now being
brought on to the market under the
Swglstered name of :Zeke." The ar
ticle, we learn from the circular, is not
quite new, in so far as five years ago
a small parcel came over to this coun
try which was disposed of very quick
ly, and attracted so much attention for
the purpose of feeding insectivorous
birds, fish, etc., further as an admix
ture to poultry foods, for pheasant
feeding, etc., that a considerable de
mand arose, which could not be satis
fled. It is said to have taken the im
porters all these years to make ar
rangements for the permanent supply
of these flies, and prepare them ready
for the market. These insects mostly
congregate in the neighborhood of
swamps and lakes, and, consequently,
contain a good deal of oily matter, and
are very much relished by the birds,
etc., mentioned. The process of col
lecting these flies in the tropics of
South America is rather peculiar. They
can only be caught in considerable
quantities at night, by the natives
spreading nets over the water. Wher
ever the flies appear there are tremen
dous numbers of wild duck and other
water fowl feeding upon them. We
understand that these flies belong to
the Hemlptera species, differing in size
and other points from a similar va
riety known in the British Isles as
"water boatmen," the tropical species
being a much larger insect and richer
in valuable feeding properties. The
next variety of similar produce which
is now in process of collection are the
eggs of these flies, which are of the
size of a grain of white poppy seed.
These will be suitable mostly for
Try Guinea Fowls.
These birds must be well known to
be appreciated, says Florida Farmer.
From childhood we have had them on
the farm, from 50 to 250 in a flock.
They are no trouble whatever; lay
their eggs in nests which they make
in the grass and wheat fields, and we
often find nests with from thirty to
seventy-five eggs piled on top of each
other. From some of the nests we take
part of the eggs and leave some for
them to raise their young. They sit,
hatch and raise their broods, and we
often do not see them until late in the
fall, when they bring their chicks
home, sometimes as many as twenty in
a flock. Such chirping! Such flying up
trees! The little keets look much like
partridges when about that size. They
are splendid meat to fry or roast or for
pot-pie; and to enjoy a breast of fowl
one should eat a guinea fowl. The eggs
are considered the richest of all eggs,
and keep well. We put them up to
use in winter, and two years ago, when
illness and death in the family made
me forget them until June, we found
them just as good as when put away,
If you try guinea fowls, you are sure
to have eggs and fowls for your table,
and no trouble to get them.
Stand by the Stock,
It has never seemed to be right or
profitable to sell our sheep, hogs,
horses or cattle and go out of business
during a time of depression and then
buy them back and commence business
again when on the boom and much ad
vanced in value. It would be better to
pursue the opposite course and load
up when prices are down; sell our
stock when business is prosperous and
prices good and buy them back again
during a time of deresslon. The ten
dency among a majority of our farm
ers is to speculate and rush into that
branch of agriculture that promises
the largest and quickest returns, re
gardless of cost. It takes large sums
of money and years of time to build
up a good, first class herd of live stock
as well as careful and well directed la
bor, intelligent management, expe
rience and good judgment. Without
stock there is no manure and without
manure there is no fertility. Stock
raising, therefore, is the foundation of
successful farming. It is impossible to
retain the fertility of a farm not con
nected with animal industry. In view
of these facts we would reverse the
usual order of things and make stock
raising the means of promoting our
fanning operations and not the end and
object to be attained. A. P. Grout
Teaching the Calf to Drink. When
first trying to teach the calf to drink
put two lingers in his mouth, and with
the right hand gently push his head
into the pail. It is natural for calves
to look up for their milk, and this,
seems to be the most difficult part in
teaching them to drink. After they
begin to suck the fingers and draw
the milk, the fingers may be gradually
withdrawn from the mouth. Most
calves will learn to drink in a couple
of days, but once in a while there will
be a stubborn one, and although it
seems most cruel they have to be starv
ed to it. Ex.
The indirect value of lime is perhaps
more important than its direct action,
btxause probably the majority of cul
tivated soils contain sufficient lime to
meet the exact demands of plants. Lime
if of direct value in unlocking the un
available potash, phosphoric acid and
nitrogen in the solL
Calves ky WmaM
The Ugh price of cattle of all Mae
will make the farmer anxious to rales
all his calves this year, and the calf,
like every other animal', must have a
good start in life if it is expected to
make profitable Stock; and whether it
is intended for beef or the dairy the
hone and muscle must be properly de
eloped and there is no .question that
the quality as well as the quantity ot
the food fed during the first year of its
life is an important factor In building
up the frame of any animal, writes
Win. Gill jn Indiana Farmer. The
whole milk of the mother is the food
that nature provides, and if a man
wants to take something out of it by
way of toll it is reasonable to expect
him to furnish a substitute. Having
had considerable experience in raising
calves by hand I will give what I re
gard as the best rations for the pur
pose. My experience has been mostly
with the home dairy. The best and
most available substitute for the but
ter fat taken out of the milk is to be
found in flax seed, and in using either
the seed or the meal after the oil has
been extracted it is necessary to be
very careful until the digestive organs
have become accustomed to the change.
My method is to feed whole milk fof
the first week, half skim, milk with a
little flour porridge the second week.
Then take a teaspoonful of flax seed
and a quart of water for each calf, boil
for half an hour, thicken with a little
Sour, buckwheat flour preferred, add
three quarts of skim milk and feed
while warm. This makes the best ra
tion I ever found for calves under a
month old, but constant watchfulness
is necessary to prevent scouring. When
they get a little older the flaxseed can
be made into jelly by pouring boiling
water on it, and after it has stood 12
hours mix with oats and corn ground
together, or oilmeal can be mixed with
the ground feed instead of the jelly, one
part of the oilmeal to ten of the other
two. If a calf is taught to eat oats'
when a month old. a quart of oats twice
a day with two quarts of skim milk for
a drink, to be Increased as it grown
older, will make a slick, trim-built calf.
Its digestive organs will develop so
that it will go through the winter in
good shape and at a year old will be as
good as the calf that has run with its
mother. On the other hand, if you
want a runty, pot-bellied animal, feed
it all the skim milk you can get it to
take all through the summer, and you
will have to nurse it all through the
first winter, and if it lives to be two
years old it will probably be as large as
a respectable yearling, but it will never,
make a fine beef steer, or a good dairy
Disinfection of Stock Quarters.
There is no doubt that much disease
among stock might be prevented by
proper disinfection of all quarters af
ter every kind of disease. This should
be done whether the disease ,1s known
to be contagious or not. Most of the
diseases that come among our stock,
are not recognized by the farmers.
The horses, the sheep, the cattle and,
the hogs have their turns of being in
disposed. They get sick and get well
again. No verterinarian is called, nor
can we expect to have one called every
time an animal appears to have been
affected. Nevertheless it is often the
case that the very trouble that we
treat so lightly and that soon disap
pears is a mild form of some terrible
disease, that were it to appear in
greater vigor would work havoc among
our stock. For this reason it is well
to thoroughly disinfect after every
outbreak. Take out the stock and give
the barns a thorough cleaning, using
solutions of sulphuric acid in some
places and whitewashing other parts ef
the barn or stables. In this way a
stop may be placed on the progress of
the disease. But the farmer will never
know how much he has gained by this.
He must take up the work on faith.
Were the trouble to spread he would
have no difficulty in finding It out, but
the absence of the disease makes him
feel that perhaps it would not have
come anyway, even if he bad not taken
the precautions. So it is best to carry
on such work from scientific reasons.
Wide Tired Wagons. A hard thing
to understand is the repugnance shown
by so large a proportion of our farmers
to the wide tired wagon. If it could
be exclusively used for all carting, or
all heavy loads in any single town
ship for a year, the results would oe
so gratifying that their use would im
mediately become quite general. In
sections where roads traverse clay
lands and where they are so often very
badly rutted, the wide tires would bo
a benediction. They would accomplish,
more good than the road machines,
though we rate the machines highly.
A road cannot well be rutted with wide
tire wagons, no matter how heavy the
loads that are put upon them on the
contrary, they will obliterate ruts and;
give a smooth roadbed if nothing else.
New York Farmer.
Value of Skimmilk The magnitude
and value of the skimmilk in our dai
ries is seldom fully comprehended. A
conservative estimate would place l
at $60,000,000 to $75,000,000 annually,
with a possibility of exceeding $100,
000,000. It not infrequently occurs
that under a judicious and intelligent
system of utilizing this product, higher
net returns are realized than from the
butter fat. In many cases, however,
the value of the skimmilk receives but
little if any consideration. The fact
that the value of so important a. prod
uct can be largely ignored, testifies
either to the short-sighted carelessness
of the American dairyman or to a
lavish endowment of favorable dairy
advantages by nature. C. F. Curtis.
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