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THE AKGUS, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 5, 1907.
ROTATION OF CROPS TO ENRICH SOIL
Charles A. Uuwc of Jacksonville,
who spoke at the Illinois Fanners' in
stitute, has, with his father, Y. H.
Kowc, one of the most, successful farm
ing systems for a small place to be
found anywhere in Illinois. It is a
corn, small grain, clover rotation, with
hogs and seed corn as specialties. Only
eighty acres is devoted to this rotation,
but it lias lieen so profitable that a
second eighty-acre farm has be-L"i
bought near home, a hired hand i;i
btalled, and exactly the same rotati.Mii
started upon it.
Iirpnrtril I'rom ('imiKiii I'lisloin.
The plan worked out so carefully by
the Itowes differs widely from ordi
nary methods, first, in moving the hog
and all their buildings each year to a
new field; second in putting the hog
on an August mat net at 15 or 1-j
months of age: third, in producing
much of the pork from inexpt nsivj
clover, using ooriespondingly less of
corn, and fourth, in feeding soy beat's
and soy bean hay to supply the pro
tein food when the clover is gone. The
Howes also know by definite weight
and figures the cost of production and
their profit or loss in any line of their
work. They add ten bushels per acr
to their corn yield by cultivating their
corn twice after the ordinary farmer
"lays by" his corn, and by hoeing out
the bad weeds once in August. Their
ground is worked much more thor
oughly throughout the year than the
ordinary farm. Their corn fields are
almost entirely clean of weeds in the
fall, giving a great advantage to th
succeeding crop of clover.
I.iiimI i:iirirh-il While 1tikiii llimry.
This system produces very profitable
pork and at the same time is peculiar
ly adopted to maintaining the fertility
of the land. It is no unusual thing for
Iheni to sell fSi.iu worth of seed com
in a year.
I'mir I'Ii-IiIh mill 'llii-lr Kolnlioii.
The eighty acres are fenced with
bog tight wire into four equal Held-.
Each year two of these fields grow
corn, excepting about five acres of s v
Thousands Have Kidney
Trouble and Never Suspect it.
How To Find Out.
Till a lxittle or common glass with vour
water and let it stand twenty-four hours ;
a sediment or set-tliugindicatesan
dition of the kid
neys ; if it. stains
your linen it is
evidence of kid
ney trouble ; too
to pass it or pain
in the back is
also conviucinn proof that the kidneys
and bladder are out of order.
What To Do.
There is comfort in the knowledge so
often expressed, that Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, the great kidney remedy,
fulfills every wish in curing rheumatism,
pain in the "back, kidneys, liver, bladder
ami every part of the 'urinary passage.
It corrects inability to hold water
and scalding- pain in passing it, or bad
effects following use of liquor, wine or
beer, and overcomes that unpleasant ne
cessity of being compelled to go often
during the day, and to get up many
times during the night. The mild and
the extraordinary effect of Swamp-Root
is soon realized. It stands the highest
for its wonderful cures of the most dis
tressing cases. If you need a medicine
vnu should have the best. Sold by drug
gists in fifty-cent and one-dollar sizes.
You may' have a sample bottle and a
l 1. 4l.t 4. .11.. 11 CjIsTf
iioiik null ii-w; an IV 'L.
alxntt it, both sent free
hv mail. Address Dr.
Kilmer S: Co., Iting
banitou, N. Y. When
writing mention this paper and don't
make any mistake, but remember the
name. Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and
the address, Linghamton, N. Y.
beans; the third field is hi some small
grain, always seeded with clover to
come on after the grain is harvested,
and the fourth field is in clover pas
ture for hogs. All of the shelters for
the hogs are moved into the middle of
this clover field and remain there just
one year at a time, and each year th ;
rotation moves forward one field.
About a hundred and fifty hogs at-.;
sold from the eighty acres each yenr
and under fair' conditions they are
brought to weigh about :'.."i0 pounds.
This system requires the minimum of
lalH)r, including very little hired help.
The average ykld of corn for four
years has been so bushels per acre.
Following are a few statements from
the address of Mr. Howe:
"Our pigs farrow in April when the
weather is good and so they can soon
he put on the clover. The larger hogs
are selected for breeding stock and
strength, vitality, and working capac
ity are of first consideration in the
I'Vt-itiiiK t lit' 11 rood Suivn.
"We feed the brood sows from the
time they are bred until farrowing
time with plenty of good food to give
them large capacity for the work they
do. We have been feeding corn,
ground oats, bran, clover hay and oil
meal with a few soy beans mixed in
for Sunday. We aim to keep then;
growing and in good condition until
farrowing time, when each occupy n
tenr shaped house tiVixS feet with th .
south end open. Eight acres of the
clover field is fenced off with a tem
porary wire fence for the sows and
pigs (the other twelve acres being re
served for the fattening hogs that were
raised the previous season). Each sow
has a small pen by herself for a few-
days at farrowing time and she i
usually put tip at the ll-tti day an i
fed and cared for according to the best
rules. At no other time of the year a.e
the sows kept separate. In this way
they know each other and do not ligh' .
and as a rule we have little trouble
about the tugs. We try to have the
pigs all come at nearly the same time
and they do not rob one another badly.
When it is dinner time for one litter
it is dinner time for all.
l.iiiiK MiiNtly tin (iuvcr.
The sows and pigs go on to the clover
when the pigs are two or three days
old. This way proves right every time.
The sows and pigs get most of their
living from the clover and are fed only
a little corn and other grain. When
the pigs are big enough to crack corn
they get a little extra feed in a Pen
where the mothers can not enter.
They are kept thrifty during the whole
ftT 'lover. Soy I It'll ii Are Foil.
When the clover pasture is gone. we
have a crop of soy beans to suppl
ment the corn. In the winter we use
oil meal to balance the ration of corn.
Sometimes we use flour middlings,
sometimes shorts, depending upon the
marktt pi ices. Thus the hogs are kept
healthy on a balanced ration through
the winter. The next spring the hogs
go on the clover field until July or
August, when they will weigh close to
( lit-iip Clover ITfl l.miK I'cnliiiK
There must be; something to offset
this long feeding period. A pig can
not be made to gain a pound a day un
less he is put on expensive feed. We
make the gain on clover, and clover is
inexpensive. Five tons of good clover
can be produced on an acre, and
first period of running these pig
put in place fronting the south is
anchored to a deep set post so thnt
the wind will not blow it over. The
tent-shaiK-'d shelters (already describ
ed) for a sow and her litter costs but
$7 and is so light that one man can
up-end it and let the sunshine into the
nest all day for disinfection, or it may
easily be moved a few feet to new
ground. Its south gable is always open.
When all these shelters are moved
to the new clover field in the spring,
everything is renovated and cleaned.
Averajje of Kit hi IMkh It l.itler.
We breed for one litter a year and
have made a five year's average of
eight pigs per sow. The breed is
lJuroc -Jersey. e keep the sows just
is long as they will do well. A sow
that has had cholera is kept just as
long as possible, for her pigs will be
immune to cholera to a certain extent
is long as they live. We keep salt and
wood ashes before our hogs all the
Soy IIcimim Tliat M:ul- :w lVr Acrr.
We found by actual lest when pbrs
were turned into a soy bean lield thai
one acre of the beans alone produced
t;47 pound of pork, making a little over
f;!S per acre. But the hogs ate to.)
much when fed that way and we now
harvest the beans in the fall and feed
them all winter along with corn.
We use a temporary feeding floor
ami move it each year with "hogtown."
in the summer tin e we feed out on
the open ground. Our hog houses aiv
all without lloors. Cleanliness and pu e
water are considered essentials. We
ring our hogs wheu they go out on the
clover fields, but not until they are
one year old. We generally ring our
sows, but it is doubtful whither this i-
necessary. If the hogs have plentv of
clover and plenty of ashes and sal
they do not. do much rooting. In lie-i
of dipping tanks we pour coal oil on the
hog wallows and the hogs do the rest.
This is a practical way to keep them
clean ot lice and it win Keep the mos
quito away too.
BR ON PENNILESS SWAINS.
Man Who Weds Dakota Society Mem
ber Must Have $2,000.
Ten or fifteen young women of Mid
laud, west of Pierre. S. 1 ., have form
ed the Marriageable Young Ladies'
Protective soeietv. ami its avowed ob
ject is the "promotion of sensible mar
riages and th'.; prevention of domestic
unhappiness and of divorce proceed
ings after marriage."
Each of the members of the society
lias signed an agreement not in any
circumstances to marry a man vh
has less than SJ.oimi in cash or its
equivalent and who has not insurai:
upon ins lite or jc.ooo or more, says
the St. Louis Post 1 )ispat-!i.
The young women who organized the
society argue that poverty is the pri
mary cause of most ot the domestic
uuhappiness and that most of the di
voree suits grow out of it. They take
the position that if all marriageable
young women of the country would
take the jdedge they have taken and
stand by it faithfully society would be
very greatly benefited, and the divorce
courts, now so busy, would soon be
driven out of business.
no have organized our society not
in n spirit of levity," said one of the
young women, "but in a spirit of ear
nestness and with a ver.v serious ob
ject in view. If we are firm and refuse
to recede from the position we have
taken on this question I suppose that
some of us, pnssibly all of us. will re
main spinsters. P.nt we can better nf
ford io xi spinsters than to Uvonie the
wives of men who cannot take care of
Carse & Ohiweiler company's
are the finest flavor and the best
quality. They are enjoyed by
Ginger Ale, Orange Cider, Iron
brew, Lemon Sour, Birch Beer,
('oca Cola, Lemon Sarsaparilla,
Strawberry and Cream Soda;
also Black Hawk Water.
Should be used in every fam
ily. Carse & Ohiweiler
Cor, Eleventh St. and Fifth Ave.
Old phone west 14, new phone
May 1 until the fore part of the winter.
lis almost entirely upon clover. The
Homoof 6amp-Root. (other feeds in winter are more expen
sive. From Mav until July or August
of the second year we make another:
exceptional gain on the clover. We
have found by actual experiment thai
clover pastured thus brought $21 an
acre. The next year it made $1S.'J'
For 1!") years the December hog mar
kets have averaged low and those of
August high. We put 10 fattening hogs
on an acre of clover and it will keep
them until the first of August.
Cvorj (hinjc in Movelllilo.
We have discarded the permanent
hog houses. All the shelters are move
able. A rail and straw shed is put u;
in hot weather. All the feed and wa
ter is kept at "hogtovvn" in the middle
of the field. The water supply is nt
the ci liter of the four fields, and water
is hauled in a barrel on a little sled to
"hogtown" each day. This painted air
tight barrel stands in a box trough
built on the sled and feeds the water
into the four corners of the trough as
fast as the hogs drink it down enough
to let air into an open hole three inch
es above the bottom of the barrel. Th3
little work in hauling this water to
the middle of the field each morning is
more than offset by not requiring the
hogs to run to the corner of the field
whenever thirsty. Having the head
quarters in the middle of the field se
cures a more even distribution of the
How the MielliTM Arr Mnile.
Tartly open shelters 8x14 feet, built
on 2x10 runners for easy moving, ac
commodate 20 grown hogs. The lum
ber is planed on one side and painted.
The framing is the simplest possible,
but the sills are braced at each corner,
making the sled strong for moving.
The lower half of the sled front is al
ways open; the upper half is a door
hinged at the top that may be swiinj;
inward and hooked to the under side
of the roof to admit sunshine on bright
days in winter. A cross sill at th3
center prevents the hogs from piling
up. Such a sled costs S20, and wheu
Do Not Neglect the Children.
At this season of the year the firs
unnatural looseness of a child's bowr
; should have immediate attention. The
! best thing that can be given is Cham
berlain's Colic, Colera and Diarrhoi
Remedy followed by castor oil as di
rcctcd with each bottle of the remed;
For sole by all druggists.
If you are too fat it is because your food
turns to fat instead of muscle strength.
If you are too lean the fat producing foods
that you eat are not properly digested and
Lean, thin, stringy people do not hare
enough Pepsin in the stomach, while fat
people have too much Pepsin and not
contains all the digestive juices that art
nund in a neaitny stomach, and m
exactly those proportions necessary to
enable the stomach and digestive organs
to digest and assimilate all foods that may
be eaten. Kodol is not only a perfect
digestant, but it is a reconstructive, tis
sue building tonic as well. Kodol relieves
Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Sour Stomach,
Heartburn, Palpitation of the Heart and
Constipation. You will like it.
Digests What You Eat
Rests the stomach, rebuilds the
tissues and fives firm flesh.
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E TRIP TO MEXICO
fix t'i i''. ? . x )'.
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Go and see for yourselves and be convinced of the wonder
ful resources of tropical Mexico.
We have faith in our proposition and in order to prove to
you that we have a gilt edge investment, absolutely devoid of
all speculative features and giving assurance of immediate and
large returns on money invested, we make you the following
We agree to furnish 1 1 ansKrtat ion and pay all necessary
expenses from starling point to our property and return
for any person representing not less than r,o shares nt
stock in our compaiy the same to bo purchased or con
tracted for on terms furnished on application. One out of
r i persons buying 1 share
or "." persons 1 1 1 ing 2 shal es
or 10 persons buying" 5 shares
or a persons buying in shares
or U persons buying '27, shares
or any one person buying .in
will be accorded th: privilege of making this most delight
ful journey at the company's expense, and will be furnish
ed every opportunity to make a thorough investigation :f
our property and of the various features of our proposition.
The company owns lJ.nuo acres of land.
This land is overgrown with a dense and valuable bard
wood forest, which will be marketed at once.
This land is admirably adapted to the cultivation of rub
ber. The value of a st ven y ear old rubber tree is estimated in
the .lu nc r.it'7, issue of the "India Rubber World" at
li is customary to plant from H'mi to :am tri es per aere.
lOaeli .-hare of stock in our company represents one acre 'if
developed plantation. You can easily calculate the possi
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BLOOD TURNING TO INK.
So Doctors Diagnose Case of Man With
Body Becoming Blue.
Frank Powell, member of a firm of
manufacturing chemists of I'etroit.
Mich., is turning blue, and his physi
sian says it is believed his blosM is
turning to ink. Powell was trying to
open a can of aniline the other day,
and the cork stueU, says a special to
the New York Herald.
When it finally came out, it tame
with considerable force, and. impelled
by a pas which had formed in the can,
the liquid was thrown over his face
and bands. He inhaled the fumes,
which caused extreme dizziness, and
since then be lias been confined to Lis
boil. Ilis't'.esh is turning blue, and
from the pores of bis skin exudes a
fluid resembling ink. lie will proba
bly recover, although his physician
says that, su far as lie knows, there la
no similar case on record.
Discovery of Putnam Relic.
Charles T. llotaling, the warden of
the town of (Jreeuwich, t'onn.. has
found au old razor which is believed
to have beeu the one with which Gen
eral Israel Putnam was shaving in
the Putnam cottage at Greenwich
when word came that the P.ritish were
approaching, driving him to the steep
precipice where he dived down the
hundred stone steps to Cos Cob, says a
Greenwich special dispatch to the New
York Herald. It Is a crude and pon
derous instrument nearly eleven inches
lonir, blade and bundle, and the blade
must have originally beeu it bout one
inch and a quarter wide and about
throe-eighths of nn inch thick at the
la bottls 0&I7. Two
llu, ifty cmU ftst
rroporoi ot th. tt
ntary of I.O.rxWttt
aCo .Colcmfo, P a.
SOLD BT AIX DRUGGISTS.
Lash For Wife Neglecters.
The mayor of Elizabeth, X. J., an
nounced recently bis intention to got
1 state legislator to Introduce a bill
which will provide whipping post pun
ishment or a long term in jail, if the
fcrst cannot be secured, for nil hus
bands who stay out nights and do not
pay enough attention to their wives,
says the Xew York World. Mayor Hy
:m said a short term in jail usually
was accepted by the recreant husbands
us a vacation. He declared be was
)ing to--exert every effort to get the
required bill through if It takes him
ten years. "American wives mustn't
bo neglected," says gallant Mayor Ity-an.
The elegant line of spring fab
rics, we arc showing this sea
son. We have every desirable
exclusive pattern and our work
manship is sure to please the
most particular. We would sug
gest that you call early to obtain
the best selection.
Peoples National Bank Building.
Take elevator Second
The fact that it is often good business policy to borrow money and
Keep your credit gooil. We have pb nty of money to loan, aad
phnty of ways to loan it. and we will be glad to accommodate y;,i
with a loan at any time. We loan 011 household goods, horses and
wagons, pianos and other P' 'sotial property of value, without re
moval. It will pay you to 1 ill and see- us before you borrow. We
oITt r you the following wocwly plan which allows you .in weeks i'l
which to pay off your loan:
tine is til'? weekly payment on a $-" loan.
$1.2'! is the weekly payment on a $.Vi loan,
is the weekly pn incut on a $7.1 loan.
How to live on 15 cents a day. The
mind as well as the body is benefited
by economy in eating. There's no
health giver like a diet of Hollister's
Rocky Mountain Tea. In a startling
way it keeps you going. 35 cents, tea
or tablets. Harper House pharmacy.
When you feel the need of a pill taka
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Dealers in single and double
strength Blinds and Mouldings,
Veneered and Hardwood Floor
ing of all kinds.
Dealer In single and double
strength Window Glass, Polish
ed Plate, Beveled Plate and
311 AND 329
Other amounts in same proportion. All applications by mail -r
phone wi'.l ret live our prorH't attention. If. you need money, ca'i
and see us, ami we will be doascd to explain our plan.-.
We make loans in all surrounding towns and country.
Phone, Write or Call
Tri-City Loan Co
Sj Old 'phone N 2425.
219'2 Brady, Davenport.
Open Wedn:sd3y and Saturday Nicjhts.
Elegance In VVa.ll Ptiper
like distinction of carriage a4 de
portment in humans, appeal, to the
artiitie eye. There's a certain sub
tle "something" In pa pert we select
and sell which speaks of style,
taste and superiority which people
appreciate. We ask you to see and
select wall decorations here at your
leisure, as you will find onr goods
priced very low.
PnrJdon Wall Paper Co.
419 Seventeenth treat
HOCK IS LAX 1) SAVIXGS 1SAXK.
ROCK ISLOND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid on De
posits. Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
J Always Buy Hv 1 f ml 'Jt) :'.; ) -I'h
&Wfar Collars mzg&M ?;
a yy 11 Full Shrunk. M 'ly-? f 1 i''''-' i'L '
fg "TMEY DOM'T CRACK SO QUICK" (j f V ' 1 '
ff nve"I.ISOCOi;D"cyolctcn'ltuUinholci f Jj . jFtt 1 'A;' , .1
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?! CIO.P.IOC CO., M.k.r. TKOV.N.V. 3 tt t' i( 'raii. V l t. '
ormond z-i : .sSVNa V' -
fSrl Jul f'
Phil Mitchell, President.
H. P. Hull, Vice President
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2. 1S70
and occupies S. K. corner of Mitca
ell & Lynde building.
R. R. Cable,
William H. Dart,
H. P. Hull,
E. W. Hurst,
H. S. Cable.
Solicitors Jackson & Hurst