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Baxter. Springs .News
CHAS. L. SMITH, Editor ft Owner.
Turn fly top and cop file.
Burn pyfethrum paper in the room
aad sweep up the files.
' Ballooning seems to be only a shade
more certain than cometlng.
A Harvard athlete who lived on 14
cents a day won his H. Bet he felt
like it, too.
Now that many Chinamen are cut-
Una- off their cues fashion will be able
to wear more hair than ever.
Professor Munsterberg says that tt
Is easy to detect crime and he proved
It by experiments upon college girls,
A scientist has discovered rubber In
the cactus. Accounts for the resilience
a few horns of pulque will put into a
Some of our astronomers could
write a large and uninteresting book
on what they do not know about
The back yards gardener has the
consolation of knowing that the exer
cise Is good for him, even If he does
not raise anything. ,
Who says that the life of an as
tronomer Is not replete with excite
ment? Halley's comet returns every
eventy-flve years.
The king of Slam will bring forty
wives with him when he visits this
country. What a bunch of heiresses
he'll be snubbed by I
A New Yorker has Just finished
school and received a diploma at the
age of seventy. New York is pro
ducing some bright boys.
The Harvard professor who declared
kissing is a perfectly safe pastime
must be like millions of others, hap
pily married, or going to be.
Cotton goods nro believed to bo go
ing up, but not sufficiently to prevent
ttrasds of thnt material from finding
lodgment in certain all-wool garments.
As soon as our young woman att
aints take to robbing trains and
bfiblng legislators there will be aloud
cf I for the professor and his methods.
England takes the census in one
hot r at a cost of $100,000. In the Uni
ted States the census takes a month
and Sosta $20,000,000. They do some
things better abroad.
A St. Louis statistician says that in
Chicago there Is a larger percentage
of happy homes than In any other big
city. .How could it be otherwise with
such adorable women?
Scientists in Washington put a man
In a glass case to test certain foods,
just as if it were not bad enough to
test foods under the glittering eye of
the boarding-house landlady.
A Boston professor asserts that
woman is still, a savage. Maybe so,
but the proposition is a pretty tough
one as an illustration of the effects of
association with the other sex.
If the bank notes were reduced to
a . quarter of their present size the
gent in loud clothes who likes to dis
play a fat roll of $1 bills would have
more trouble in creating a sensation.
Wilbur Wright, explaining his
bachelorhood, says it Is Just as easy
not to get married as It is to run an
aeroplane. However, married men
have been known to take a little filer
The boy who is trying to make his
way across the country on roller
skates appears to have, an exaggerated
Idea of what the promoters of the
cement shows arer'ompllshlnginthe
way of results.
The figures showing the April firs
loss in the United States and Canada
carry with them some consolation.
The total was $18,091,800. which was
fess by more than a million dollars
than in the corresponding month last
year, and far below the aggregate for
April, 1908, which was $26,009,000. The
first four months of 1910 also reveal
a decrease, the totals being: 1908,
$90,804,400; 1909. $72,006,700; 1910,
$67,222,100. The falling off is not suf
ficient to Inspire too strong hope of
permanent improvement, but the trend
la in the right direction and furnishes
cause for encouragement i
The results of the parliamentary
lections in France as finally estab
lished by repolllngs and revision of, re
turns leave the present government
more firmly established in power than
before and afford little hope of any
successful reactionary movement The
republic appears to be firmly estab
lished in the affection and confidence
of the people, and it would be a
daring spirit Indeed that would pro
pose to lead a militant movement for
Even " the government weather
bureau admits recent changes in tem
perature are - without parallel It is
comforting to have this department
for once agree' with 'unsophisticated
jcpular opinion.
'a New Jersey man who is ninety
years of age has been doing some fisj
ttrirj and arrived at ; the conclusion
Cat during his life he has saved $19,
el cwlzg to the fact that he never
t i ren shaved by a barber. n
,-- 't fir'aia what be lrtJs to Co
Dairy Expert Iowa State Dairy Association
Difficulties to
Following are some ' of the prob
lems that must be solved both by the
man who is already in the business
and by the one who expects to start
for himself a dairy farm, large or
1. Is there a profit to be made In the
2. Is this business suited to my dis
position and will I like to work with
t. Is. my farm properly located to
make the most out of milking cows?
4. Which breed of cows is best for
6. Shall I use pure bred cows, or
6. Will it be better to start a large
herd or should I start in a small way
with one or two cows, and gradually
work into the business?
7. What points are necessary to be
known along the line of breeding in
order to Improve the dairy herd?
8. How shall I arrange my farm,
barns and lots so they will be suitable
for the work?
9. What foodstuffs should I raise on
my farm and In addition to what I
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Dairy Train Run Over C. B. & Q. by the Iowa State Dairymen's Associa
tion At Cory don, Iowa.
raise what must I buy in order to
stimulate the greatest and most eco
nomical milk flow?
10. Shall I raise the calves or sell
them for veal?
11. What sort of a sire shall 1 use?
12. How should the calves be raised
In order to develop them into profit
able dairy cows?
18. How best can I manage, care for
and feed the dairy herd in order to
accomplish the greatest results in
milk, butter-fat, pleasure and profits?
Whether or not dairy farming will
pay rests entirely with the individual
who is conducting the business. There
are large profits to be made in dairy
ing. Many are the cows that are being
milked in Iowa today that are return
ing to their owners $2 for every dol
lar's worth of feed given them, while,
on the other hand, there are many
cows that are returning $1 or less for
every dollar's worth of feed they are
receiving. The cows that are paying
100 -per cent profit on the money in
vested in the feed they are eating, are
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Light Sanitary, Clean and
certainly one of the greatest and
surest sources of profit to their own
ers. The Farmer a Business Man.
'The dairy farmer, however, in order
to be successful, must be a business
man. He must know his cows and
-what each one of them is doing for
bim. In every line of business we
find men who are making great suc
cesses and large profits, and we find
other men that are unsuccessful in
the same business, and with the same
opportunities and are losing money
rather than making profits. The bank
ing business is a most excellent busi
ness and many men become Immense
ly wealthy, while others continually
lose money and In the end prove to
be absolute failures. If we stop to
'think and consider all of the differ
ent lines of business we can call to
imlnd many of our acquaintances who
have been exceptionally successful in
each of them, and others who have
ibeen failures, whether the business is
,tiat of banking, real estate, mercan-
jU, r-snafactoftpg, hw, medicine or
tr.t tia voefi-:-a. it is a ract, ccw-
;evcr, ini I -r tiun wondered if h
Be Overcome
i were not to be deplored that seldom
if ever, does a man make an absolute
failure of dairy farming. In fact most
phases of farming permit of a degree
of profit and this degree of profit may
be varied from a mere living to Im
mense profits, accordingly as a man
practises proper or improper meth
ods. That there Is money to be made
in the dairy business as compared
with any other branch of farming, the
following facts from Jordon's "Feed
ing of Farm Animals" will demon
Lba. market'
able product
produced by
100 pounds
digestible or
ganic matter
In ration.
Milk. Kcneral averages US
Butter 4.4
Bteera, general average live weight... 11.5
Bbeep and lambe, general average live
weight IS
Swine, general average live weignt.. . sd.1
Calves, live weight W.T
Fowls, live weight. v 19.
Applying the average price of 26 M
cents per pound, which has been the
current price for the past year, and
considering the value of the skim
milk for raising calves, pigs, chickens
and eggs, it will be quickly seen that
the dairy farmer has under his con
trol all the animals that produce the
greatest value in marketable products
from the least amount of feed con
sumed. Taking this view of the situ
ation, it would seem that if there is an
opportunity to- make money on the
farm out of any 'of the lines of ani
mal husbandry, the question as to
whether dairying will pay can re
ceive the affirmative answer only.
Good Care Necessary.
One must remember, however, that
the dairy cow, in order to make such
profits, demands' more care and atten
tion than the beef steer and upon the
methods' employed in caring for and
feeding her depends largely the use
to which she puts her fpod. If she
is the right kind of a cow and kept
in a good, warm barn, well bedded and
supplied with a ration that is condn-
Healthful Dairy Barn.
dve to milk production, the results
will be economical and profitable,
while, on the other hand, If she is a
poor cow to start with, and compelled
to remain out In a storm on cold days,
or fight the heat and flies during hot
weather, and if the ration she re
ceives is one conductive to beef rath
er than milk production, the results
will more than likely be wasteful and
the profits small
The Worst Combination.
There Is no worse combination that
can be gotten together and placed on
the farm than Inferior oows, poor
feeds, poor care, poor shelter and en
vironment, and Inefficient manage
ment on the part of the farmer; and tt
cannot be reasonably expected that
such a combination will bring any.
thing except poor results. It Is safe
to guarantee that dairying under these
conditions will not pay; and to the
one who la at this time dairying un
der such conditions, the best advloe
that could be given would be ' to
change at ence bis conditions or as
rapidly as possible enter some other
line cf farmlrs tlit will, prodnoe
proU under s:'h cczl'.ann, If any
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such line of agriculture is to b
found. To the one who anticipates
entering Into the business on such a
basis the advice should be that he
will find for himself nothing but a lot
of hard labor, discouragements ga
lore, and only a poor subsistence for
himself and family.
The dairy cow should be consid
ered as a machine placed upon the
farm much in the same way as the
manufacturer places In bis faotory a
machine for the purpose of convert
ing raw material into a finished prod
uct No successful manufacturer will
ever Install in his plant a machine
that will not convert raw material Into
a finished product and do it profitably.
He realizes that the raw material fed
Into the machine costs a specified sum
and that the operation of the ma
chine is more or less expensive, and
costs him money to operate. All these
items of expense are figured by bim
very closely. He determines first the
coBt of the raw material, next the
wear and tear upon the machine and
the cost of keeping it in running con
dition, or maintaining it He then
figures closely the cost of operating it,
in the most successful manner, and In
the end, is able to charge up against
the finished product pound for pound,
or yard for yard, the exact cost of pro
duction. He knows exactly what the
selling price is to be as well as what
the cost has been, and he realizes that
the margin between the cost and the
net selling price Is his profit or loss,
as the case may be. Occasionally, no
doubt, he finds a machine In his fac
tory, the producing capacity of which
is so small, or the cost of running so
large, that the difference between the
cost of producing the article of com
merce is even higher than the net
selling price, and this particular ma
chine or these particular machines are
losing money for him rather than ma
king for him profits. Now, If he Is
a business man, aa he usually Is, he at
once throws them out of his factory
and installs in their places new ma
chines with the capacity and the char
sctertlstlcs which make tt possible for
them to be operated at a profit rather
than a loss. Or, perhaps, looking at
It In still another manner, we find a
manufacturer who started bis plant
some 25 years ago with a certain class
of machinery that on the whole makes
for him a small margin of profit but
during the last year or two some in
ventor has placed upon the market
machines for the purpose of manufac
turing ite same arucie mat ne nas
been making, at a much less cost of
operation, thus permitting some one
to manufacture the same commodity
which he is making at a much less
cost and competing with him upon
the same market In selling. Now, if
he' is a business man, he realizes that
if there is a machine in the world that
will do the same business that hts
machines are doing, and accomplish
the same end at less cost he at once
sells out his entire factory, or gets
rid of the machines which he is at the
present time using, and installs in
their places, machines of. the im
proved type and the character which
insures the most economical pro
ducing value.
The Farmer a Manufacturer.
Now, whether or not the farmer
conducts his business of dairying
along the same lines as the manufac
turer, determines whether or not he
conducts his business affairs strictly
along business lines. It is certainly
apparent that the ma,n who is keep
ing upon his farm inferior machines
in the shape of poor cows for the con
version of the. raw material or the
feeds which he raises upon his farm,
or buys, as the case may be, Into a
finished product in the form of milk,
cream and butter-fat, places himself
in the same position exactly as the
manufacturer who has in bis factory
machines that are making him a far
less profit than would be possible
were he to install In their places ma
chines of an Improved type and char
acter. Again, we find manufacturers
who expend a great deal of money in
establishing a plant and fitting It up
with the very best of machinery. 8o
far their methods have been excep
tionally good, and point toward suc
cess and profits, but later they make
a mistake by employing unskilled la
borers who have not the ability to
operate the machines io the very best
advantage, and the result of this Is
that the machines do no better work
and no more of it than a much poorer
machine would be, were it operated
with more skill, and this again applies
to the conditions on many of our
The American Spirit
Impatience of delay Is one of the
Smptoms of Americanitla, and it ex
bits Itself in many ways, much to
the astonishment of the more phleg
matic inhabitants of the globe. An in
stance of this is given in A O. Brad
ley's "Highways and Byways of the
Lake District" The author was be
ing rowed on one of the lakes by a
clear-eyed young dalesman.
I asked him If her had many foreign
ers as passengers.
"I take gey few of them."
"Do you like Americans?"
He liked them well enough, but be
followed up my query by asking an
other as to the fishing in America,
saying that the water there must ei
ther be chock-full of fish or else there
were none at all. , . , "
I asked bim why he thought that
"Because," he said, "when I take a
party of Yankees out they get in a
turtle way If they don't catch a fish
about every two minutes. So 1 sup
pose they either never had a rod In
thalr bands before, or else they were
accustomed to catching fish as fast at
tiey could haul tisa . in," Youth's
Ccirrfr-lon. -
I think an Nature students grant
The courage of the combat-ant.
Re walks about by day and night
In search of something else to tight
There's nothing In the world he loves
Bo much aa putting on the gloves.
And then, of course, he understand
The use of feet as well aa hands.
At On Time No Lady's Wardrobe
Was Complete Without Goodly
8upply of Garments.
When little girls wear aprons now
adays they never give a thought to
how ornamental or becoming they are,
but they put them on because mamma
or nurse wishes to protect their
pretty clothes. But when there is com
pany in the parlor and mamma sends
tor them, the aprons are laid aside
and there they are in their nice fresh
dresses, unhurt by their romping.
Long ago, however, when their
great-grandmothers were young,
aprons were considered important
pieces of clothing. No lady's ward
robe was complete without a goodly
supply of aprons; they were made by
th3 dozens in every style and design;
gold ana sliver brocade aprons
wrought with gold; "minuet" aprons,
worn in that good old-fashioned dance.
and coquettlshly trimmed with bows
and lace to suit the fancy of the wear
er, and there were gauze aprons and
lawn-embroidered aprons, and lessons
were given and patterns sold for em
broidering them.
There is no telling bow long ago
aprons came into fashion. They
doubtless were among the many things
which came from England In the May
flower. Queen Anne wore them and
of course her loyal subjects followed
her example and it Is probable ithe
early colonial dames put them to
sterner use In the pioneer days.
If some enterprising person under
took to hunt up and classify the vari
ous styles of aprons, he would find his
work as difficult as the compiling of a
They have been put to so many uses
requiring variety in size and shape
that volumes might be written about
them. Women and children alike
wear them even now, but the days of
apron ornament are over the apron
fashion is no more.
Boys of South Side of Great City of
New York Teach Dogs to Propel
Them on 8kates.
When you can make a dog work
while he fancies he's playing you're
doing the dog some kindness and
youtself some good. Just which part
Dog Pulls Boy.
of this arrangement appeals most to
some small boys who have learned
the secret In the south part of the
great city of New York Is not known,
but they are making the most of it
Their plan is to harness the house
dog and Induce him to pull them down
the slightly inclined bill on roller
skates. The cllckety click of the roll
ers on the granitoid walk behind is
sufficient stimulus to keep the dog go
ing at the required pace. Psycho
logically it has the same effect as a
can tied to his tall.
As for the boy he gets all the fun
of roller skating without the exertion,
and perhaps some of the sensations
of shooting the chutes, riding the
scenic railway and motoring com
bined. Anyway it's a popular sport
in many parts of town where there
are hills, dogs and boys.
Slightly Confused.
One day Isaac Newton feeling chil
ly, ordered his servant to build a
good roaring fire In the grate, and
when his orders bad been obeyed he
drew his chair up and enjoyed the
cheerful warmth. In a short while
he dropped Into deep thought and be
came unmindful of the fire until It
grew so warm that he was. compelled
to notice it He rang", th bell vio
lently, and when bis servant came
he ordered bim to move , the grate.
The servant scratched bis head tn
puzzled silence, and Newton, becom
ing thoroughly angry with the heat
and the servant's disobedience, shout
ed: "Will you move that grater"
The servant cowered In terror at
first; then, finally growing calm, he
"Would It not be better, sir, for
you to move your ehalrf "
"WelL well, well!" said Newton.
"Upon my word, I never tiioiiitt Cf
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L&hs Yiizzi' Szzzzz
s distinctly different from tny
other sausage you ever tatted
Just try one can and it is sure
tofctme iffequentnecessity.
IMft Vteau Sanait Just
suits for breakfast, is fine for
luncheon and satisfies at din
ner or supper. Like aH of
Libby's Food Products, tt is
carefully cooked and prepared,
ready to serve, in Wtf Gnat
TTbita Kkckem the cleanest,
most scientific kitchen in the
Other popular,' ready-to-serve
Libby Pure Foods are:
CaeVes1 Cornea! Eecf
Peerless Dried Beef VtaJLnf
Evaporated HHk
Caked Beans QswCaflW
Insist on Libby's aTyour
m7t iicNeni ft m7
Gayboye Me.t are no good, eh?
Wasn't It man that made us smokeless
powder, horseless carriages and wire
less telegraphy, eh?
Mrs. Gayboye Yes, and I'd think
more of man if he'd make you smoke
less tobacco, drink less wine and spend
spend less money!
Good Scheme.
It's a shame," commented ' the-
friend of the restaurant proprietor.
"What's a shame?" asked the res
taurant man In surprise.
"Why, that you should give that
pretty waitress all the tough steaks)
for the patrons at her table."
"Oh, I pay her extra for that You
see she Is so pretty not one man
would kick If the steaks were so
tough they pulled his teeth out"
"But those extremely violent wom
en lunatics Jiow do you manage to
keep them so quiet?"
"That's an Idea of the new superin
"Yes; he had the straightjacketa
made up in the peek-a-boo style."
with strawberries and cream.
A delightful combination
that strongly appeals to the
The crisp, fluffy bits have
a distinctive flavour and are
ready to serve from the
package without cooking.. , v
Convenient, T
Appetising; i
Ilesliful food.
Tfc3 Esncry Liters"
Popular pkff. 'lie.
' ramlly alxe, 13c,
Postura Cereal Co., Li-i.
Ea!tle Creek. Kich.
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