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Volume xxrv
HOG RAISING DISCUSSED
FROMjRLL STANDPOINTS
Much Interest and Enthusiasm Aroused at
Well Attended "Porker" Meeting Held
l] ■ ' in Pullman Last Saturday
The preliminary meeting to arouse
interest in the hog exhibit which is to
be held in Pullman In December
proved a big success, despite the fact
ihat most of the farmers are still
rushed with harvest work. There
was a good attendance of hog raisers
and a splendid representation of the
lacking houses, stock yards, railroads
"and experts. Among the visitors
*ere A. MacConjuodale, district
freight and" passenger agent, and C.
L Smith, agriculturist of the 0.-W.
R. & N. Co.; XV. .1. Jordan, general
western grain agent of the N. P. Co.;
Byron Hunter of the farm manage
ment bureau of the U. S. department
of agriculture; W. R. Struble, secre
tary of the Idaho-Washington Devel
opment League; O. P. Prlng of Lewis
ton, Idaho; S. B. Stone of the Union
Meat Co. of Portland; George XV R.
Peasley, the Duroc Red breeder of
Clarkston; C. M. McAlister of the
Union Stock Yards Co. of Portland, .1.
'I. Roberts of Spokane, President
Bryan, Professors Thatcher and
Ashby and Dr. Nelson of the W. S. C.
i* President Slagle of the Chamber of
Commerce stated the object of the
meeting and introduced J. .J. Rouse,
chairman of the Hog Day committee,
as the presiding officer. He called
upon C. M. McAlister of the Union
itock Yards Co. of Portland, who
■stated that there was a splendid mar
ket for hogs in the Northwest and
that the supply did not begin to equal
he demand, J. H. Roberts of Spo
kane stated that 2000 head of hogs
nd 400 head of cattle are marketed
ii Spokane each week, three-fourths
of which come fyom Eastern points,
lie called attention to the fact that
many farmers are now buying their
meat and that the man who raises his
own meat and turns off a few hogs
and cattle is the prosperous farmer.
. S. B. Stone pf the Union Meat Co.
of Portland quoted figures showing
that Washington imports each year'
millions of dollars worth of pork and
toef, poultry and dairy products. He
*&ld that the Idea that hogs can not
to raised profitably except in a corn
country has been provpd false by ac
tual experience.
A MacCorquodale, district freight
«d passenger agent of the 0.-W. R.
"•Co., stated that a great many hogs
fere shipped over his lines from Ne
braska and other points in the Mid-
He West, but that the packers in Spo
kane and Portland wanted hogs from
points and that his company
*as taking a deep interest in develop
-18 the hog raising industry In the
•Northwest.
W. J. Jordan, district agent of the
s'- _. Ry. Co., called attention to the
inanclal success which the farmers
« Camas prairie, Idaho, bad made by
talß'ng hogs. Before a railroad
"ached that district the farmers
c ould not afford to haul their grain
■«« bo fed it to hogs and live stock
W as a result became exceedingly
Prosperous.
0 -C' L. Smith, agriculturist of the
;"W. R. & N. Co., gave an Instructive
»*, In which he detailed his obser
la«onß made on a number of farms
"tare hogs are raised. He said, in
?trt:
A very careful investigation of the
"!*thods practiced and results se
'***& by a large number of farmers
**° are producing pork at a profit,
Ulcate that there is too wide a
'Nation in the measure of profit,
-".'hat many farmers might very
„&'«ially Increase their measure of
•Wit by some slight changes In their
b e">od 8 . "The following conclusions
T 4^ upon the methods and results
- many of the most successful are
jf nhy 'he thoughtful consideration
J -,j*!, feeder and breeder.
(^ 1? c largest measure of profit is se
p j|Sl.hy feeding grain to the young
jj "*hlleon pasture. With pasture
.:?« the growth ls too slow to se
,'* full measure of profit. A
' of grain fed to pigs on pasture
" Produce more than double the
Ss*| of meat than it will if fed to
>i_Jr°— lv '■ faU and winter.. The
-V t,c« °' allowing the pigs to run
The Pullman Herald
Devoted to the best interests of Pullman and the best farming community in the Northwest surrounding it.
on pasture until they are a year old
and averaging IT.", to 20 pounds In
weight, then shutting them up and
feeding grain for 60 to 120 days i 8
neither an economic nor profitable
method of pVrk production. Numer
ous feeding experiments Indicate that
If the pig is fed a moderate grain ra
tion every day while on pasture he
will average twice the daily gain ho
would on pasture alone, and can be
marketed at 200 pounds weight, at
about one-half the cost of finishing
the shoat that was raised on pasture
alone.
Crossbred or grade sows as a rule
are better breeders than pure breds.
A good breeder and mother should
be kept as long as she will breed
Care should always be exercised to
avoid too much fat. Breeding stock
should always be kept separate from
that being fed for market. The sire
should always be pure bred. Never
keep a scrub or crossbred boar on the
farm.
The faster the pigs are crowded
until they go to market the larger
the measure of profit, providing al
ways that they are never fed more
than they can digest and assimilate.
Over feeding and irregular feeding
causes indigestion. As Hie pig in
creased in weight the feed Should in
crease. Pigs,fed for profit should
never stop growing for a single day,
and should be marketed when they
reach 200 pounds weight.
On good pasture the daily grain
ration should lie- one-half pound for
each 25 pounds live weight. Feed all
main dry in shallow flat-bottomed
troughs, slatted so the pigs must eat
from the side, and eat slowly. The
swill barrel is a relic of unthrift and
ignorance, one of the most potent
factors of "bad hick with pigs."
Cleanliness in the- feed and care of
pigs Is the beat known remedy for so
called "bad luck."
■ Bran and shorts, rolled wheat and
rolled barley are the feeds that se-.
cure the' best results. One of the
men who secures the largest measure
of gain at the least cost per pound
feeds the pigs weighing 25 to 50
pounds one-half pound of bran and
shorts per day when on good pasture;
50 to 75 pounds live weight, one
pound rolled wheat, increasing the
wheat as the pig grows until 150
pounds live weight, then adding the
rolled barley, and continuing "to in
crease one-half pound of grain daily
for each 25 pounds of live weight.
Plenty of clean cool water should
be supplied at all times. Shade of
some kind should be supplied in
every pig pasture.
A mixed pasture, including alfalfa,
red clover and Bronie grass, is better
than straight alfalfa. When perma
nent pasture is not available, rye and
retch, or winter wheat and vetch
seeded In the fall is good. For spring
seeding use a mixture of oats, spring
wheat and barley, seeding 100
pounds to the acre. When pasture is
not available or for fall pigs that are
to be turned for the spring market:
mangels, carrots, rutabagas or arti
chokes may be fed raw, at the ratio
of five pounds per day for each 100
pounds live weight. Potatoes can
also be fed raw. but will live better
results if cooked. The water they
are boiled in should always be
drained off. the potatoes mashed,
slightly salted and fed warm.
If the hog pasture is divided into
four sections, and the hogs are
changed each week, it will provide
more- and better feed than If they
run all over the field.
However good the pasture, supple
ment it with peas, oats and corn.
Plant one-half acre of the peas and
oats for each ten spring pigs, and
one acre of early corn, and one acre
of a medium dent variety.
Provide enough portable fence to
fen( as large an area as the hogs
would clean up in four or five days.
When there is a permanent pasture,
the peas and oats can be mowed and
fed In the pasture.
To grow the peas and oats to the
(Continued on page four)
PULLMAN. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. W2 j
IMM ANA VISITOR
\ BECOMES A BOOOTKR
,Dr. W. Austin Writes Home Paper
j About the Rig CropS and Re-
sources of This Section
Dr. I\V. Austin, who has been
spending the summer with his son.
Harry Austin, has caught the Pull
man spirit and became an enthusias
tic booster for the Palouse country,
as is proved by the following letter
which was published in the Summit
jville (Indiana) Reporter:
; Dear Reporter:
I had cherished the thought of
j having a good hunting story of a
thrilling nature In the Rockies, like
Roosevelt's In Africa, or a blood
curdling experience with some of the
tribes of Indians yet living near here
or at least a big fish story to write
you before this time, but. alas, I find
l can only refer your readers to
Washington Irving's writings in the
days of the' Hudson Bay Fur com
pany. Colonel Steptoe's and General
Wright's scraps with the Coeur
d'Alenes, Spokanes, Ne/. Perces and
Other tribes of aborigines, for these
wild western scenes and adventures
seem to have forever passed Into his
tory, and I will have to be content
with writing of the great victories of
civilized life. At this time our farm
ers are in the midst of heroic efforts
to save a bumper wheat, oats ami
barley crop. "The harvest truly is
great, but the laborers are few." A
combined harvester run by five men
and 30 horses, threshing as It cuts
1200 to 1400 bushels a day in this
country of steep hills is very remark
able. The wheat runs, 40; 50 and
CO bushels per acre' generally. One
man threshed over 100 acres on his
ranch averaging 57 bushels per acre.
The potato crop is very large and
fine. All vegetables are very pro
lific aud fine flavor this year. The
season lias been very fine, but cool.
Corn has done fairly well, notwith
standing the cold frosty weather.
Not many tomatoes, grow here for
tomatoes can not be depended on in
this climate. Apples, plums and
cherries are so very abundant, the
farmers are not trying to care for
them. The late varieties of apples
will be shipped; plums and prunes
PULLMAN HIGH BOYS
ARE READY FOR FRAY
Will Meet Lewis and Clark Huskies
of Spokane Tomorrow Afternoon
on Rogers Field
The football season will open in
Pullman tomorrow afternoon, when
the local high school team will line
up against the husky representatives
of the Lewis and Clark high school
of Spokane. This will be the first
time these two schools have met on
the gridiron and both are out to win.
There will be something doing
every minute after the referee's
whistle starts the game. The Pull
man boys are determined to uphold
the reputation made by former
teams and are not a bit scared,
though they realize that they are go
ing up against a hard proposition.
Coach Hinderman has the "Blue
and Gray" team ln first class condi
tion. They have speed, weight, and
plays. In a talk to the student body
the coach said:
"Some think our team is weakened
by the loss of a number of last year's
men. This may be true. Our team
will be lighter this year, but we have
1 1 men just as good as the Lewis and
Clark high school of Spokane."
The Spokane team will arrive in
town Saturday on the 11:40 train. In
charge of their coach, Mr. Mackmil
ler. The Spokane coach realizes that
Pullman has had one of the strong
est teams in the Inland Empire for
the last two years and is coming pre
pared for a hard battle.
Following Is the- lineup of the
Pullman team: Left end, Butler:
left tackle, XV. Hinchliff; left guard,
F. Glover; center, Struppler; right
guard. T. Hinchliff; right tackle,
Henshaw; right end, Hamilton;
quarterback, R.Moss; left halfback. I.
Livingston leapt.!; fullback, Henry;
right halfback. O. Glover; utility,
i Collier. Martini. Waters and L. Liv
ingston. Officials: Referee, Joe
Harter; umpire. Kienholz; head
linesman. Gaddis, all of W. S. C.
Remember the date. Saturday. Sep
tember 28. Rogers Field. Game
called at 2:30 p. m. Admission 60c.
■- ■ '■■■'_____
will be dried and shipped later. They
are making large quantities of cider
for vinegar out of the best early up- \
pies. Good teams get $5 a day, and!
harvest hands $3 to $C a day. Theyl
sleep In straw stacks or wrapped In
blankets, carried with them from
place to place like soldiers. They
eat their meals in cook houses on j
wheels and the cook woman and her j
girl get $4 a day. Down on the Co- 1
lumbia and Snake rivers at Walla]
Walla, North Yakima, Sunshine and
Horse Heaven, over 10 tribes of In
dians are represented by large num
bers of each tribe going from their
distant reservations to get Jobs of
picking apples and plums.
Yours as ever,
DR. W. AUSTIN
Date Set for Hog Show
At the meeting of the Chamber of
Commerce Tuesday evening the date
of the Hog Show was fixed for Sat
relay. December 7. The committee
on the school garden contest report
ed that there would be at least 50
competitors for prizes in the exhibit
and that there would be sixteen en
tries for the grand prizes. The com
mittee was granted full power to
make arrangements and fix the date
for the exhibit.
It was decided to arrange for an
excursion of business men to attend
the Latah county fair at Moscow to
day and incidentally inspect the
cluster lights in the business section
of that city.
Class Day Mix
This afternoon on Rogers Field
will occur the annual class day con
test between the Sophomores and
Freshmen, The events will include a
sack light, obstacle race, pennant
contest, sack race and the tug-of-war
across Lake d'Puddle. As both
classes have a number of husky ath
letes the contest promises to be close
and exciting and will doubtless at
tract a large crowd of spectators.
The enrollment in the Freshman
class at the College had reached 308
during the early part of the week.
This is said to be the largest Fresh
man class in the history of the insti
tution.
FAMOUS ORGANIST
TO VISIT PULLMAN
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Eddy to (Jive
Recital in College Auditorium
Next Tuesday Evening
Mr. Clarence Eddy, who Is known
everywhere as one of the world's
greatest masters of organ playing,
will give a concert next Tuesday
evening at the College Auditorium.
Mr. JpMdy's tour last season was a
succession of triumphs, and his tour
this year will be hailed with the ut
most pleasure, especially as he will
Le assisted by Mrs. Clarence Eddy,
the eminent contralto, in a series of
remarkable organ and song recitals,
one of which the College was fortu
nate enough to secure.
Mrs. Eddy Is a contralto singer ani
teacher of singing in New York City.
She is a native of California and
studied under such famous singing
teaches as Randegger of London,
Julian! of Paris and Arthur Mees of
New York. She Is said to have a
voice of remarkably beautiful quality
and phenomenal compass.
Tickets will be on sale at Watt's
Pharmacy commencing Saturday
morning. The price of admission
will be 50 cents. This is less than
half the price charged elsewhere.
This concert is not one of the num
bers of the lecture course,
Pies. Itryiui'M Annual Address
One of the important events of
each year is President Bryan's an
nual address to the friends and stu
dents of the College. The address
this year will be given next Sunday
afternoon at the regular vesper hour.
All who are Interested in the wel
fare of the W. S. C. will be glad to
hear the president at that time in the
College Auditorium. The Christian
Associations will have charge of the
service and have arranged for spe
cial selections by several musicians
of the College. ■ In the past this serv
ice has been one of great value and
you can not afford to absent yourself
on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
HOW THE MONEY WAS RAISED
AND HOW IT WAS EXPENDED
Finance Committee of Q. A. R. Encampment
Prepares Itemized Statement Accounting
for Every Penny Handled
Tuesday the finance committee of
the state G. A. R. encampment com
pleted Its final report, which was
checked over and found correct Jn
every particular. W. E. Hanson,
secretary of the committee, had at
tached a voucher to each check Is
sued for expenses, so the record was
complete and very easy to audit.
The report had been delayed until
Chairman Baker could dispose of the
cots, which were bought from We
natchee. Every one of them has
been sold, every bill has been set
tled, and the following Itemized ac
count of each dollar received and
expended has been prepared by the
committee as the last act of their
official existence. It will be noted
that a balance of $48.74 remained
after paying all expenses, which was
turned over to the local (J. A. R.
post.
Receipts
Tabernacle fund ) 25.00
Knights and Ladles of Se
curity 5.00
F. and A. Masons 250.00
R. A. Masons 100.00
XV. 0. W 250.00
L. O. Thayer 3.00
Evergreen Circle 75.
W. H. Straub 5.00
Colonel Ridpath 200.00
W. C. Jarron 7.50
11. Kimbrough -10.00
Wm. L. LaFollette 50.00
Elk:; of Pullman 106.00
J. 11. Robinson 50.00
K. P. Allen 50.00
Thos, Savage 50.00
Pat Ryan 50.00
E. Laney 20.00
W. Campbell 5.00
Thos. Halpln 10.00
xv. F. Hickman 25.00
Thos. Mathews 5.00
D. N. Bush 25.00
Matt Baxter 50.00
F. G. Nichols 20.00
Geo. W. Darter . . . .> 10.00
R. I!. Hatley 5.00
First Nat'l Bank 50.
Emerson Merc. Co 50.00
F. A. Woodin 25.00
T. C. Martin 25.00
A. B. Baker 25.00
Pullman State Bank 50.00
C. W. Waters 25.00
Whitham & Wagner 25.00
P. C. I. Co 25.00
Potlatch Lbr. Co 25.00
Farmers State Bank 25.00'
E. A. Bryan 25.00
Anonymous 9.30
Star Bottling and Mfg. Co.. 15.00
Thos. Neill 25.00
Anonymous, by A. B. Baker 25.00
M A. Hutton 20.00
C. R. Sanders 10.00
Thorpe's Smoke House ... 15.00
A. J. Hockradel 15.00
Lee Allen 10.00
The Hub 10.00
Model Bakery 10.00
F. L. Hamilton 5.00
B. C. Beard 10.00
E. W. McCann 10.00
V. W. Clarkson 10.00
J. B. Sanborn 15.00
Dutton Candy Co 10.00
White's Drug Store 10.00
B. F. Campbell 10.00
J. W. West 5.00
L. B. Miller 5.00
Club Barber Shop 10.00
C. L. .lain 5.00
Downen Realty Co 5.00
Palace Meat Market 5-00
Kimball & Roth 10.00
Pullman Stat. & Drug. Co.. 10.00
Geo. H. Watt • 1000
I. J. Sprague 5.00
City Shoe Store 10.00
J. E. Hammond 5.00
Bickford & McDonald 5.00
J.N.Scott 10-00
J. P. Duthie •• 10-00
John Allen 50°
H. J. Young ■• 40°
L. G. Kimzey 5.00
E. T. Patee ' "°
Sanger & Dow ,10.00
A. A. Rounds 5.00
P. McColl '00
A. E. Shaw 5.00
,Wm. Swain 00
D. B. Putman & Son 5.00
..- ■■ ..
Frank Zaleskey 5.00
Pullman Herald 10.00
W. M. Chambers 10.00
M. S. .Lunar 5.00
Pullman Tribune 10.00
L. S. Ferguson 5.00
Robt. Burns 5.00
I), R. Campbell 5.00
M. J. Beistel 5.00
John Squires 5.00
Pullman Mill Co 5.00
J. C. Ruth 5.00
A. E. Archer 5.00
B. & L. Cafe 5.00
J. E. Lange 5.00
M. D. Henry 5.00
G. Z. Hulse 2.00
Palace Hotel 15.00
Kate Shaw, park concession 30.00
J. R. Swall, park concession 33.00
L. C. Lukln 10.00
D. Millgard & Co 10.00
A. Whitten 5.00
Flag concession 1.50
Chas. Parrish 2.25
K. P. lodge 150.00
J. 11. Robinson 7.50
W. S. Prltchard 25.00
M. F. Taylor 50.00
B. F. Taylor 20.00
R. Lannlng 50.00
Sale of badges 133.00
Int. Harvester Co. of Am.
by A. B. Baker 25.00
Anonymous 133.00
John McTler 5.00
K. C. Bean 5.00
G. W. Ewing 10.00
W. M. Duncan 5.00
Emerson Merc. Co 4.50
John H. Jones 10.00
One tent sold 6.00
Sale of cots 116.80
Total receipts ' $3,204.35
1 Disbursements
1 For Meals—
1 Geo. W. Tlbbetts, Supt..
banquet at Orting Sol
' diers Home $ 101.66
' Col. J. H. Wilson, Supt.,
banquet at Port Orchard
' Soldiers Home • 75.00
' M. B. Ladles Aid 227.00
' Baptist Ladles Aid 168.00
Presbyterian Ladles Aid.. 212.25
' Christian Ladies Aid 167.50
Congregational Ladles Aid 71.75
' Episcopal Ladles Aid .... 25.00
' Hatch & Clin© 54.25
■ Kate Shaw 211.50
I. J. Sprague 145.75
| Palace hotel (and lodging) 151.50
| Mrs. Hatley 2.50
Lena Paulsen 7.00
Mrs. Brownell 2.25
John Lyon 6.00
Mrs. Guy Greaves 4.75
Model Bakery 8.00
j C. D. Morris 1-60
| Mrs. Dysart 2.50
Mrs. Struppler 1-50
' Jim Frome (lodging).... 4.00
( Mrs. Duval -75
College Dining Hall 50.00
j B & L. Cafe 34.50
$1,736.41
For Labor-
Newton Ford $ 2.70
E. C. Turnbow 5.00
T. L. Munroe • .... 2.25
Chas. Parrish 2.25
C. Brownell . . 3.25
Erich Eklund 2.25
Will Nessly I- 00
J. Brooks 10
K. C. Bean 16.20
Ralph Prater 1-25
Wm. Porter . • • 1200
R. E. Merryfield '. 10
B. Stuart '. I-00
H. L. Johnson .' 2.25
R. Hoover 2-23
J. E. Herrett I-25
R. Lannlng -00
K. Laney 18-00
Alvin Lyse - 50
M. D. Parkhurst : 2-25
A. Sucksdorf -75
O. W. Ewing 2000
H. C. Christopher 6 75
o A A
T. Goodyear 30°
A. 11. Glaspy 90°-
L. K. Freckey .......... 40
(Continued on Page Three.)
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