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Damage From Floods May Equal Tha
of Last Year
KANSAS CITY: Ma'yor Gilbert
of Kansas City, Kas., has sent the fol-)
lowing inossago to tho secretary of
war at Washington:
Ten thousand people have been
driven from their homes in Kansas
City, Kas.. by tldod. I earnestly re
quest that you direct commander at
Fort Leavenworth to issue rations as'
we may need." !
This message was occasioned by
tho floods which may equal those of
last year. Tho Kaw river has over
flow its banks and has now covered
the west bottoms, or wholesale dis
tricts. Tho Armourdalo district of Kansas
City, Kas., has reen deserted, its In
habitants having been driven from
their homes by tho overflow of tho
Kaw river for tho second time within
thirteen months.
All Kansas streams are high, and
thousands of acres of rich farming
land has already been inundated,'
causing losses to crops which will
doubtless run into ' tho hundreds of
thousands of dollars. Farmers at a
dozen different; points havo been
forced to flee from their homes,
driving their cattle before thorn and,
taking their horses and what house
hold goods could bu gathered hurried
ly. Railroad .service sotuh and west of
Kansas City is demoralized, numer
ous washouts bolng reported, and;
trains on the Rock Island, tho Santa
Fe, the Union Pacific and Missouri
Pacific aro stalled.
The Armourdalo people began to
vacato their homes, many of which
were rebuilt since last year's flood,
In tho middle of the night, and hund
reds of wagons carrying the house
hold effects of tho citizens to tho
high ground in Kansas City, Kas., or
Kansas City, Mo. Many sad scenes
wero enacted as tho people left their
homes and property of which they
had almost been bereft twelve
months ago. Three thousand people
never returned to Armourdalo after
their experiences of 1903, and it was
predicted that many more would for
sake the placo.
WICHITA: High water hero cont
tinues to flood 300 blocks of the city,
Including much of the business sec
tion, and thero is no prospect of im
mediate relief. Both tho big and
littlo Arkansas rivers, which unite
at this point, aro over their banks,
and reports from abovo are not en
couraging. The Littlo river has risen six inches
and tho Big river is about stationary,
with reports of a further rise at'
By enorgetio work many merchants
havo removed their stocks from fur
ther damage, but residence property.
Is surrounded, and there is no relief.
TOPBKA: The Kansas river hero
continues to fall slowly. Advices from
Manhattan say that both tho Kansas
and Blue rivers are rising, and that
alarming reports aro heard from up
stream. Tho Smoky Hill is getting
higher at all points upstream, and nn-i
pthor rlso In Topoka may therefore
bo expected. No further damago is
Tho flood is very sovoro in the
southern part of the state. Nearly
200 families aro homeless in Iolu, andt
tho samo number at Wlnfiold. At
tho latter palco tho flood is as high
as last year. Tho Cottonwood and
Neosho at Emporia aro receding
Will Camp at El Reno
GUTHRIE: Governor Ferguson is
In rooeipt of correspondence from tho
war department at Washington which
contains tho information that tho
Oklahoma national guard will this
.year be allowed to hold its annual
encampment on tho military reserva
tion at El Reno, and thus (bo enabled
to make uso of tho equipment and
conveniences at Fort Reno.
Place and Time of Holding Court Dur
ing Balance of Year
. GUTHRIE: The terms of court in
'the various Judicial districts of Okla
homa for the balance of the present
year have been given out from the of
fice of United States Attorney Speed,
and shows the place and time of each
'term, the presiding judge and tho fed
eral attorneys in attendance:
Arapaho, Custer county, Sept. 6,
Justice Irwin; Assistant United
States Attorney Hall.
; Newkirk, Kay county, Sept. 5, Jus
'tico Hainer; United States Attorney
Pond Creek, Grant county, Sept. 5,
Justice Beauchamp; no federal busi
ness. ' Hobart, Kiowa county, Sept. 5, Jus
tice Gillette; Attorneys Speed and
Stillwater, Payne county, Sept. 5,
Chief Justice Burford; Attorney Scot
horn. Taloga, Dewey county, Sept. 5,
Justice Pancoast; Attorney Hall.
Tecumseh, Pottawatomie county,
.Sept. 12, Justice Burwell; Attorney
i Cheyenne, Roger Mills county, Sept.
15, Justice Irwin; Attorney Scothorn.
I Grand, Day county, Sept. 11), Jus
'tlce Pancoast; Attorney Hall.
I Mangum, Greer county, Sept. 2(5,
; Justice Irwin; Attorney Hall.
Watonga, Blaine county, Oct. 3, Jus-
(tlce Beauchamp; Attorney Hall.
) Chanuler, Lincoln county, Chief
i Justice Burford; Attorney Hall.
j Pawhuska, Osage nation, Oct. 10,
j Justice Hainer; Attorneys Scothorn
land Hall.
J Lawton, Comancho county, Oct. 10,
Justice Gillette; Attorneys Speed and
Beaver, Beaver county, Oct. 11,
jJustice Pancoast; no attorney assign
ted. j Norman, Cleveland county, Justice
'Burwell; Attorney Hall; Oct. 17.
J Pawnee, Pawnee county, Oct. 17,
, Justice Hainer; Attorneys Speed and
1 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma county,
,'Oct. 17, Justice Burwell; Attorney
j Woodward, Woodward county, Oct.
,24, Justice Pancoast; Attorney Hall.
Cordell, Washita county, Oct. 21,
,Justico Beauchamp; Attorney Mc
Knight. 1 Kingfisher, Kingfisher county, Oct.
31, Justice Burford; no attorney as
'signed. Guthrie, Logan county, Nov. 8,
.Chief Justice Burford; Attorney
1 Enid, Garfield county, Nov. 14, Jus
tice Beauchamp; Attorney Speed.
El Reno, Canadian county, Justice
, Irwin; Attorney Hall; Nov. 21.
1 Perry, Noble county, Nov. 21, Jus
tice Hainer; Attorneys Speed and
Alva, Woods county, Nov. 21, Jus
tice Pancoast; Attorney Hall.
Anadarko, Caddo county, Nov. 21,
Justice Gillotte, Attorneys Speed and
The New Secretary of the Navy Will
Only Remain Until Then
' WASHINGTON: In a dispatch from
Chicago it is claimed that Paul Mor
Iton's friends say that whatever the
(rosult of the coming election he will
.romain in President Roosevelt's cabi
net only until March 4, 1905. It is
said Mr. Morton so Informed tho pres
ident when he accepted the portfolio.
Mr. Morton, his friends say, is not
giving up his railway connections,
but leave of absence has been granted
him for nine months, at tho end of
.which time he will again be vice pres
ident of the Santa F system. His
present salary Is $30,000 a year. The
politicians here cannot understand
why Mr. Morton should accept a cabi
net position for only a few months,
unless it should be for a political reason.
Holstcln-Friesan Annual Msetlng.
The nineteenth annual meeting of
the Holstcln-Frlesian Association of
America was held at Syracuse, N. Y.
There wore present about 200 mom
bers. The fee for registry on import
ed cattle was increased to $25. The
fees for registry of bulls were ie
duced as follows: Non-members, $4
and if over one year, $8; members,
$2 and If over one year, $4. At a
near dato all certificates of rogistry
will bear diagrams of tho color mark
ings instead of word descriptions as
formerly. It was voted to express
weights in pounds and decimals of
pounds. The regular appropriations
for prizes for A. R. O. tests, at fairs,
and for the literary committee, were
made, amounting In all to ebout
The treasurer reported receipts In
cluding balance on hand last year
of $42,040.57 and disbursements of
$9,745.51, leaving cash on hand $32,
295.06. The total membership has
reached 1,154. Total registration 5,567
cows and 2,477 bulls, 9,042 transfers
were issued, being the lnrgeat busi
ness in the history of the association.
The election of officers resulted:
President, a. A. Cortelyou; vice
presidents, W. A. Matteaon, Utica, N.
Y.; H. B. Daggett, Milwaukee, Wis.;
R. M. Hotaling, San Francisco, Cal.;
H. L. Bronson, Cortland, N. Y.; di
rectors, T. A. Mitchell, Weedsport, N.
Y.; W. B. Barney, Hampton, Iowa;
W. S. Carpenter, Menominee, Mich.;
D. H. Burrell, Little Falls, N. Y.; El
don F. Smith, Columbus, Ohio; W. J.
Gillett, Rosendale, Wis.
Treasurer, Wing R. Smith, Syra
cuse, N. Y.; secretary and oditor,
Frederick L. Houghton, Brattleboro,
Vt; Supt. of Advanced Registry, S.
Hoxio, Yorkville, N. Y.
Influence of the Hand Separator.
The hand separator Is exercising a
most beneficial influence on tho dairy
Interests in tho lo allties where it Is
being used. Tho man that has four or
five cows nnd buys a hand separator
soon awakes to the realization that
the hand separator will skim the milk
for fifteen cows as well as for the
number of cows he has. Tho work of
cleaning the separator would be no
raoro than for the lesser number of
cows. This leads him to look around
for more cows, as a matter of Invest
ment. Reports Indicate that there is
a tendency for tho hand separator
dairy of a few cows to increase In
tho number of animals giving milk.
The hand separator has another good
Influence, and that is that the matter
of cleanliness is . emphasized. The
farmer is told by the intelligent cream
separator agent that he must wash
this separator every time it Is used
and wash it thoroughly. Tho habit es
tablished in tho matter of the separa-H
tor extends itself to every other ar
ticle connected with tho dairying oper
ations. The men that buy hand sep
arators are tho most intelligent men
engaged In dairy work and aro the
quickest to lake up with a new Idea of
value. The greatest good, however,
will come from tho Increasing desire
to keep a larger number of good dairy
cows than before tho separator was
Straining the Milk.
To many a farmer's wife it would bo
superfluous to advise her to strain the
milk. She would no sooner think of
neglecting that part of tho work than
sho would of leaving tho cow un
milked. It will be n surprise to such
to learn that In tho caso of people
supplying milk to creameries and
cheese factories .it has become quito
a common practice not to strain the
milk. After milking the cows at night,
tho milk is dumped into the cans and
left till the next morning. In the
morning the cows are again mllkod
and the milk unstrained is hauled off
to the creamery or the factory. Re
ceivers of milk at such places have'
told the writer of a number of such
cases. Things havo boon found in
such milk that could never havo
passed through a strainer. Not long
ago wo heard of one creamery, tho
proprietor of which made a rule that
his patrons should not strain their
milk. He said he could toll bettor how
they wero kcoping their cows If tho
milk came to him ju as it was
drawn. This may be al right for tho
creamery manager that is a Spartan
and is ready to administer tho heroic
treatment to any patron that does not
como up to tho standard In the keep
ing clean of his cows, but for most
mortals it will not do. Wo believe
that ordinarily tho ullk can't bo
strained too quickly after milking nor
too carefully.
Alfalfa for Soiling Purposes.
Alfalfa is one of tho best crops for
almost any feeding purposo and Is
especially valuablo for feeding cows
that aro kept up and given fend cut
green. In tho first place It Is about
as rich in protein as Is bran when
the dry matter is compared, but of
course in its grcon state tho protein
content will bo decreased In propor
tion as the water content of the green
plant is increased. Another important
thing in favor of alfalfa is that it
can bo cut repeatedly throughout tho
summer. This is not tho case with
some of tho other soiling crops. Wo
believe that every dairyman that can
should raise alfalfa and feed It green
If he can. We say "if he can" for tho
reason that already somo of our city
milk buying companies and bottling
companies are objecting to the feeding
of alfalfa as a soiling crop. Wo have
not learned that any have objected to
It as a hay crop, though this may
come later. Tho writer mentioned to
an officer of a company engaged in
supplying bottled milk to Chicago that
alfalfa was likely to prove a most
valuablo plant for feeding green to
cows during the drouth of summor.
The officer replied that his company
would object to tho farmers feeding it,
as they even objected to the cows
being pastured on red clover for more
than a short period at one time. Tho
belief of the writer is that somo of
theso companies aro becoming too ex
acting in their demands. Thero is a
constant tendency among them to ob
ject to the feeding of any but tho high
est priced feeds, such as middlings
and corn meal, out of which tho farm
er cannot make profltablo milk. It 1b
doubtful if alfalfa taints tho milk at
all, and the farmer should not surren
der his right to feed It without a moBt
thorough investigation as to its real
effect on tho flavor of the milk.
Condensing ef Milk Increasing.
Tho condensing factories of the
United States and even those oi Swit
zerland have come to be operated
largely on tho trust plan, and their
controllers have been able to regulate
the price of condensed milk to a large
extent. But it seems that this power
is waning, duo to the Increase In tho
number of independent companies. It
is reported that tho manufacturers of
condensing factory machinery havo
been making largo sales this year.
Thore Is good reason for tho establish
ment of more condenserles. Somo of
tho Independent concerns in Illinois
havo made enormous profits during
tho last few years. One of the stock
holders of an Independent company
told the writer that his company had
been making 80 per cent a year for
somo years. If this is so with tho in
dependent concerns, what must bo tho
cases with the concerns that aro being
operated on a trust basis. Thero was
a time a few years ago when the prod
uct of tho Swiss condensing factories
competed in the Amorican market
with tho product of the American fac
tories, and tho product of tho Amori
can factories competed in Switzerland,
with tho product of tho Swiss fac-.
tories. But an agreement was entered
into by which oach withdrew from for
eign territory and left tho other in
possession. We believe it is for tho
interest of the farming communities
to have as many condenserles In oper
ation as possiblo, and every effort to
establish them should be encouraged,

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