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MICE PRODUCE PLAGUES.
How io Stop Their Ravages of Crops
The annual damage caused by fa-id
mice to crops, nurseries and orchards
in tbe United States has been estimat
ed by the agricultural department at
over $3,000,000. There are fifty spe
Clos of mice.
With few exceptions the short tailed
field mice are readily distinguishable
from other mice by their stout, chill ' .
bodies, short legs, short, p.und tails-,
blunt mlizzies, short ears and rather
small eyes. The spe.'los shown in Un
cut are dark brownish or grayish
brown in color and c ushlerably larger
and heavier than t!.<- common house
They live almost everywhere in
damp meadows, where their presence
may be detected amouu tbe grass and
weeds by small. Well dclincd, crooked
trails, along which m Intervals are
little heaps of fresh grass or other
herbage, in alfalfa or clover fields
their numerous burrows are usually
in colonies. As n rule, they appear
llrst along ditches ur about damp
areas, where dead phials arc almost
Certain evidence of their work.
In the past many methods <.f de
stroying field mice have been tried,
yet tbe records describe no instance
in Which wCIl established plagues have
been successfully suppressed. Failing
to recognize the early stage of the
plague, the people In stricken dis
tricts did not usually adopt vigor
CCliSli o;-- Tin: MllAUOW. ,
bus measures until nfter the :ic!'I
Were swarming with mice. The fail
ure, then, has been dlle partly to Ink
of co-operation and partly t<> lack of
knowledge of rjulck, cheap ami effec
tive measures. Without witnessing
sucli a plague one can hardly form a
conception of the a latest incredible
numbers of mice and of the magni
tude "f Mm- task of destroying them.
Among met hods of little value Which
have been tried in oilier countries to
r'al the laud <-t these scotirges are roll
ing tiie laud with heavy cylinders,
irnmplina b by cavalry er by droves
of she. ;., liberating large' numbers of
cats and injecting water, stcam or suf
focating giiscs into the mouse bur
rows. Many im-:: -tiros pr;ictieaiilc on a
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stages a;-.- entirely lnu,<|eV|M:iti.? for, ??
suppress:* it ,,f well established (dagues.
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as in the United States. Amnng sucli
methods are digging Iroiichos or ; it
falls wider at lite botiotn than at i'.ie
top. i!,:.> whicli tlie tiitco fail: killing
itig off (he herbage in Infested nnn
Ihe Is. 'I
lion ot ll.es,. h-aves as met!) .Is geilOr
ally itpplienbl i for suppressing plagues
only iwo, 'in' employment ol disease
ami p. isotiing.
Wrapping Fruit In PapOi*.
Any Iii? tliiid of handling npp.es that
hastens the ripening nftel' tin- fruit is
packed shortens the period of eoinhior
i la! v alue. Any (realmeiil Ibat ehe, h .
the ripening prolongs the marketing
in paper has been tested in but Ii seh
sons by the expertiiieii! station of the
b-wa t'oiibge of Agriculture and Me
made v. it h duplicate 11liltul(I ICS of fruit
'h;:i were wti ami handled In (l|b
same v. ay. One lot was not wrapped. '
find V. : i I: t he ol !,.-r . :|. || apple u as
wrapped i:, imprinted in u spa per.
Witli s. hie varleth ; like tin. Cam-. '
Hornau Stem, Salome. Wiliesap ami
iiher hard. Into ripening sorts the
advantage of wrapping in piper wits
lad Very njipnroill. Iblt with tender
varieties like the demons, .burnt hn u
and Wealthy a wrapper was a dis
titlet advantage in extending the life
Of the fruit, preserving its natural
brightness ami lessening the amount
of decay, a wrapper serves to reduce
the bruising that may result fro ill. I.V
packing 6r from rough handling In
transportation. It retards shriveling
ami adds to the value of tllO fruit by
prCsorvlllg its attractive appearance.
The wrappers cost about 20 CCIItS per '
thousand for newspaper '.? by 12 I
A schoolmaster lb a small Ucftnou
town, being v ery fond of bees, resolved
to build for them something novel In
the way of a home. As beehives are
generally of the same size, color ami
shape, it is sometimes dlthcult for n
bee to find Ills own particular home,
so it Crime about that this kind
hearted schoolmaster deckled lo glvo
each of his hives some distinguishing
mark, so the bull(lillg8 represent an
inn, castle, house, collage, windmill,
etc. There are also a number Of ani
mals-, including tin elephant, carved
from wood, closely resembling (heir
living brotboi'S, The owner is I in ill
rally very proud of his creation ami 'S
constantly enlarging It.
is not an ailment, it is a sympton, an indication of soi
constitutional derangement elsewhere and it should
treated not with .1 headache cure but with
Dike's Little Liver Pills
?j? Constipation, Biliousness, Torpid I.ivci all cans siel JQ
?J- he;i lache but all are quickly relieve*! with "*
^ Dike's Little Liver Pills
f*?<.i .i 'don now and sic it" vour headache:
J Agent for Huyler's J
* Dodson-Edwards Drug Co. +
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