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SUMMER CARE FOR THE CALF
Unless Young Animals Are Kept Grow
ing During First Year Final
Development ls Retarded.
<By R. M. WASHBURN. Minnesota Ex
The first year of a calf's life is the
most important with respect to its
growth. Unless animals are kept
growing during this period their final
development will be much retarded,
and the chances are they never will
.reach the scale which their inherit
ance would give them.
On the best regulated dairy farms
calves are born in the autumn and
.early winter, and they should receive
skim milk in moderate quantities
through much, or all, of the summer
following birth. On farms having hand
separators there is no difficulty In
providing the sweet milk for calves,
morning and evening; but farmers
who patronize whole-milk creameries
or who still skim by hand should re
member that after the first few weeks
milk for calves should either be thor
oughly sweet or fully sour, that the
most dangerous condition ls the half
tsour stage. If milk is fed to calves
when it Is in this changing condition
lt is almost certain to cause Indiges
,tion. It should not be half Bour, nor
soar one day and sweet the next, but
always one or the other.
Clean feeding palls must be used,
otherwise the germs of fermentation
and diarrhea will be brought to the
infant cow from the slime of the dirty
drinking dish, and with young calves
lt is Important that the temperature
at which the milk ls fed be nearly
that of the body. Older animals may
.receive milk of the temperature of
the milk-holding tank.
While it I? very important that
heifers should have free access to
pasture during the second summer, to
develop strong bodies, the calf need
.net have pasture the first summer. In
tact, for calves born after the first
..of the year, pasturing may be a dis
jsdvantage. Most young calves in this
country are better off chewing tender
'hay in the quiet and half-dark stable
than fighting flies, panting from the
?heat, and cropping tough grass in the
CONVENIENT TO HANDLE MILK
Regular Cans Found More Handy
Than Shallow Pans-"Shotgun"
Type ls Easily Covered.
Ml!k and cream from even a few
-cows can be much more conveniently
handled in regular milk cans than in
the shallow pans and wide-mouth buck
ets commonly used. Fig. 1 shows a
Fig. 1-Milfc Can. Fig. 2-"Shotgun"
convenient can for collecting the milk
At the barn and transferring it to the
These cans may be bought in various
sizes. For handling cream and skim
milk where separators are used, or
eren where cream ls set to sour for
Trattermaking, the "shotgun can,"
shown in Fig. 2, is very convenient.
lt can be easily covered and set in
.water and is convenient to handle.
Blood In MUk.
Blood In milk is caused by ruptures
cf the small blood vessels in the udder,
allowing blood to flow into the milk
ducts. Nothing can be done to pre
vent it. Its appearance ls not a sign
of disease. Frequently the ruptures
are caused by the cow striking her ud
der against something.
j Avoid Objectionable Traita.
It is best to keep the cows from
developing objectionable traits. This
will sometimes happen, but the right
ildnd of handling is usually the best
' <y -: _______
Milking for Long Period.
The amount of milk a cow gives is
Important, but the trait of milking for
a long period is still more important.
This can frequently be developed by
Proper feeding determines the
amount of gain in the dairy business.
. . .
, The longer the milk remains in tho
udder the more it is impoverished by
. * .
There is only one time to churn,
these warm days, and that is early in
. . .
' A li afc of meal In the manger will
always bring the cows home promptly
st mil klug time.
FOUR YEARS TO SERVE
By JOHN P. ROE
No. 774 had caught meaning glances
from the convicts as they filed into the
foundry. He know their meaning; for
weeks a revolt had been brewing, and,
strangely enough, this time the guards
had no inkling of it The secret had
been well kept.
No. 774 was in for 20 years, and he
had served 16. At any time now he
might be paroled by the pardons
board. But the spirit for freedom
was strong in him. He had long since
ceased to reason, to be much more
than a dumb brute. He knew the
odds were fearfully against him. But
-outside the sun was shining, and
the birds were building. A mad hun
ger for freedom assailed him.
Only one man in the foundry was
ignorant of what was transpiring.
That was little 1237, a boy of twenty,
serving a life sentence for the mur
der of the man who had insulted his
sweetheart. He had been there only
six months. No. 774 could read him
like a book. He knew the sudden out
breaks of frenzy, the hopelessness, the
longing to see the girl, the certainty
that she would forget him as life in
creased and memories grew fainter.
Poor little 1237!
The signal was to be the opening
of the outer gates to admit the pass
age of the trusties, with their carts
of slag. No. 774 listened intently.
Creak! Creak! Creak!
A simultaneous yell. The men ran
toward the doors, brandishing their
red-hot bars of steel. The warders
shrank away in terror. They were
hopelessly overpowered. No. 774 was
being carried along in tho press. At
his side, caught also in the crowd of
men, he saw the boy.
He moved like a man in a dream.
He heard whistles blowing, he heard a
revolver spit spitefully and saw ? man
near him pitch up his arms and tum
They were in the outer court. The
gatekeeper, an old man with a white,
pointed beard, was trying to close the
gates. No. 774 saw a crowbar descend
crashing upon his skull. The gate
keeper fell forward. The men were
in the open and ricing down the road.
No. 774 came to a realization of
what had happened, because, as the
crowd separated, he was no longer
thrust forward among them. He
stopped, gasping. At his side was the
boy. His long ps-ralyzed brain began
"Down here!" he gasped, indicating
a dry ditch beside the road.
He looked back quickly. They were in
a little depression which hid them
from the prison, or anyone on
guard there. There was nobody in
sight. No. 774 dropped flat among
the tangle of briers, dragging the boy
"We're hidden here," he said.
"They'll never look for us so near.
And they'll get those other fellows as
sure as a gun."
Sowly out cf the distance came a
freight train. It rolled at a slow pace
along the meadow banks. It would
cross the road that forked with that
leading to the prison, and that was
only a couple of hundred paces away.
They could make It unobserved by
running along the gully. And there
was ample time.
No. 774 looked at the boy. He looked
like a striped caterpillar in his hide
ous convict garb. He himself, as a
first-class prisoner, wore the working
garb of any laborer.
"Strip, kid!" he said.
The boy began suddenly to tear off
the stripes. In a few minutes the
transfer had been effected.
"You'll make tb* town by night,
fall," said 774. "They won't catch
you if you jump off before you reaeh
"But you?" stammered the boy.
"Four years more," answered 774.
easily. "I could do that bit on my
head. Hurry, kid!"
No. 774 watched him as he ran.
He saw the traba approach, slowing
as it went up the incline, saw the boy
scramble under a car. He held his
breath involuntarily. But nobody had
witnessed that sudden flash out of the
gully into the daylight The train
No. 774 sat still in the gully. He
watched the mounted men ride back,
shepherding their captives. As they
came toward him Y74 stepped into
the road. A mounted man dashed at
"Ah, put up your whip," said 774.
"I ran because I was scared. I've
been waiting for you."
He took his place in the dejected
crowd. A few minutes later they
passed through the outer gates, where
an old man with his head in a ban
dage cursed them volubly.
No. 774 felt his heart leap in his
breast It was not murder, then! And
his only offense was against the prison
rules. They could take away his four
years of "copper," but they could give
him no more. You cannot imprison a
man for breaking the prison rules by
changing clothes, unless you can
prove-but what could be proved?
"The boy knocked me down and
took em off me," muttered No. 774.
He was back ir. his cell Outside
the birds were pouring out their eve
ning song. He listened and looked at
the calendar upon the wall.
"Four years!" he muttered, and theni
he thought of the boy.
"Ill do lt on ny nead," he said,!
and winked, beca ase his eyes were;
full of tears.
(Copyright, 1916, br W. G. Chapman.)
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