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MR .4 PTC COUNTY NEWS,' MEADE. KANSAS.'
WON AT BOTH FAIRS
Live Stock From Agricultural
College Takes Prizes at To
peka and Hutchinson;
THREE FIRSTS AND 2 SECONDS
Instructors at Dig Stato Institution
Were In Demand aa Judges of
Tho college live stock started the
Institution's new, year by winning at
both Hutchinson and Topeka.
Threa first prizes, one second, two
thirds, and four fourths were won by
the college show cuttlo in the live
stock division of tbo free fair at To-
JJt'Hil. Ill uuuiuun IU IUUMB
ICing Dale, a 2-year-old shorthorn, was
placed champion of all steers at the
Somo of the best herds in Kansas,
Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and other
central states were represented at the
show. The college stock won against
stiff competition. '
Following are the winnings of the
Two-year-old class First on King
Dale, shorthorn; . fourth on Capper,
Yearlings Third on Beau Hessler,
Hereford; fourth on Barnton Dale,
Calves First on Rose Gay Lad, An
gus; second on Barnton.
Herds First on shorthorn, third on
Hereford, fourth on Angus.
King Dale, shorthorn, was awarded
The college made a creditable show
ing likewise at the state fair at Hutch
inson. The winning were as follows:
Two-year-old steers, first.
Steer calves, first and second.
1 The animal awarded championship
. was King Dale. .
College men were in demand as
'Judges at bot,h fairs. At Topeka A.
M. Faterson Judged the Galloway
cattle and the sheep; S. C. Salmon,
farm 'products; J. B. Fitch, Guernsey
cattle; Miss Frances L. Brown, home
economics products; and M. F.
Ahearn, fruits. At Hutchinson Dr.
C. W. McCampbell Judged the horses
and Albert Dickens the horticultural
' Negro Saw a Saloon. Out of a
gathering of four hundred high school
and trade dudIIh at T!el1 Plnlnn nnlv
seven were found who had seen a sa
' loon and hardly, more than that had
n nfm onlrnn (.Wnuln-..l FTkl. 1
ing result of Kansas prohibition was
"brought out at a service in commem
' oration of Frances Willard Day un
der the auspices of the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union.
i Pratt Loses by Fire. Fire de
stroyed the W. H. Thompson and
Repps 3-story business block at Pratt
with a loss probably of about $50,000.
This fire and three others within the
last seven months have caused a loss
of about $340,000. It is believed that
. an incendiary is starting the fires.
Ask New Waterworks. At a mass
meeting held at La Crosse, it was de
cided to call an election to vote, on a"
new water works plant and 24-hour
electric light service.
" win rug. iuo lilCD-
ence of mind of Miss Josephine Huonl,
freshman fine arts Btudont from Kan
sas City, recently saved the life of her
roommate, Miss Angella Gorman of
. Pawhuska, Okla. Miss Gorman's
dress caught fire as she heated a curl
ing iron. She and Miss Josephine
Frankenburger of El Paso, Tex.,
aiuuiiieieu mu names.
Broke Rainfall Record. Rainfall
records for September for the last
fiftyt-eight years were broken last
month, according to the September
report of the weather station located
at tho Kr.nsas State Agricultural Col
lege. The total precipitation for the
month was 8.12 Inches.
Killed In a Motor Accident Peter
Pomeroy, 77 years old, a Sumner
county farmer since 1871, was killed
at TnitannntianpA iAontlv In o mntn
car accident i
Use Traveling Classroom. A trav
eling classroom is the latest equip
ment which the Fort Hays, Kansas,
Normal School has Installed. Because
he could not bring the farms of West
ern Kansas to the school. Prof. E. B.
Matthew, head of the department of
agriculture, is going to take the sphool
to the farms. This traveling class
room is a big convertible truck, made
, especially for the school. Professor
Matthew has made arrangements so
that every farm practically within ten
miles of the normal school will be open
for laboratory work by the students.
Oil Refinery at Chanute. Capital
ists of Chanute hnve organized the
White Eagle Petroleum Company to
refine oil at Augusta. A 25-acre site
adjoining Augusta has been bought
and construction will begin at once.
The "plant will start with a daily ca
nAftftV-nf two thnimonil ho rrala
Free Daily for Manhattan, The
Moraing . Chronicle, lmocratic
Zree daily paper, made its flr.ii appear
ance the other morning. It is Man
hattan' third daily. Fred D. Lamb is
-th publisher. - .
CONVICT WOMAN OF MURDER
Jury at Wellington ' Returns Verdict
Against Mrs. Btrsely Kinsley
a Bank Cashier Is Dead '
After being out only thirty minutes
the Jury in tho Mrs. Effie Beverly
case at Wellington returned a verdict
of first degree murder.
Mrs. Beverly Bhot and killed her
two children, a girl and a bty, 6 and
5 years, old, respectively, at the homo
of her father, It. V. Carpcntef, near
Milan, in Sumner county, on July ,17.
A plea Of insanity was made by the
Mrs. Beverly, who Is 24 years old,
has been divorced from her husband
for three or four years. Before shoot
ing the children as they lay aaleap in
bed, she wrote a note saying thdt if
the children lived she hoped -they
would fall into good bands.
The preponderance of medical testi
mony in the trial was that the woman
was sane at that time. . Mrs. Beverly's
mother has been in tho county Jail
for the last year for failure to give a
peace bond after her arrest for threat
ening the life of a neighbor at Cald
well. 'When the times comes for me to
go I want to go Just like that."
This statement was made the other
day by James I.rBrelsford, cashier of
the Farmers' and Merchants' State
bank at Kinsley when he heard that a
close friend had died suddenly in bed
that morning. The next morning
Brelsford's wife heard him gasp and
when she investigated found be was
dead. Mr. Brelsford was a pioneer
western Kansas banker and was wide
ly known through that section.
A perplexing incident in connection
with his death was the fact that the
cashier was the only one who could
open the bank's vault, and it was nec
essary to wire the safe company to
send an expert from Cincinnati.
ALFALFA IS GOOD FOR HOGS
When Properly Fed Will Produce More
Pork Per Acre Than Any
"Alfalfa as a feed for hogs will pro
duce more pork per acre than any
other forage crop grown In Kansas,"
asserts Ray Gatewood, instructor in
animal husbandry in the Kansas State
"By experiments- conducted on the
college farm," says Mr. Gatewood, "it
was shown that 170 pounds of green
alfalfa, cut and fed in a dry lot, was
equal to 100 pounds of corn. Six
pounds of corn was necessary to pro
duce one pound of pork, so the 170
pounds of alfalfa produced 16 2-3
pounds of pork. Estimating that during
the season an acre of alfalfa will yield
20,000 pounds of green hay, this, if cut
and fed green with corn, would make
2,000 pounds of park. Figuring the
pork at G cents a pound, it would
mean that an acre of alfalfa was
"In a winter experiment, 100 pounds
of alfalfa hay displaced 96 pounds of
corn. Five pounds of corn was neces
sary for one pound of pork, and there
fore the 100 pound of alfalfa made 19
pounds of pork. The average annual
yield for alfalfa bay is about four tons
per acre. This fed in connection with
corn would make 1,600 pounds of
pork, or '$96 an acre for alfalfa hay.
"In an experiment on pasturing, it
was shown that an acre of alfalfa pas
tured for 163 days produced 691.8
pounds of pork. Care should be taken
not to pasture too closoly as alfalfa
will not stand heavy foraging. It is
best to so pasture that at least two
cuttings of hay may be taken off in
addition to that eaten by the hogs."
Killed In Motor Spill. John Bolig
was killed and George Wurth severely
injured when the car In' which they
were riding became unmanageable and
overturned at Ellis the other night.
Both the men lived in Ellis.
Former Pop Leader Dead. Taylor
Riddle, former Kansas live stock san
itary officer ..nd the inspector for the
Wichita Live Stock company, is dead
at his home in Marion. He was about
60 years old.
Robbed Longford Bank, The state
bank at Longford, was blown open by
robbers the other night and about $500
taken. No trace of the robbers has
Oil Near Emporia. Oil in a light
flow was struck in a well on the Plx
lee'farm twenty miles south of Em
poria the other day. Oil showed at
2,212 feet, and in fifty-five feet there
has been little change In the charac
ter of the sand. Oil promoters say
this is the first oil found at this depth
in Kansas,, outside the limits of the
Couple Wed 64 Years. The Rev. A.
B. Klrkland and Mrs. Kirkland cele
brated the sixty-fourth anniversary of
their marriage at Salina . recently.
Both are 84 years old.
Wichita . Doctor Dear. Dr. H! E.
Hamilton, eye, specialist of Wich
ita, was striken with heart . di
sease , while at lunch in the Wayside
Inn, at Drury, east of Caldwell, at
noon the other day, and died an hour
later, after being taken to Caldwell in
a motor 'ar. '
Train Killed Football Player
Ronald Goode,. 17 years ' Old, son
of Mayor Goode of Marlon, was killed
at Florence when he fell underneath'
a moving train. He was a member of
the Marlon High School football team
STRAW GOOD FOR BEDDING AND FEEDING
CONSERVING STRAW ON
Straw from early-cut grnln, har
vested without being damaged by rain,
makes nn excellent rough winter's feed
for horses, mules and cattle. Last
winter, owing to the scarcity and high
price of hay, large quantities of wheat
and oat straw were fed to cows and
sheep. Wheat straw is fed to horses,
cows and sheep; do not be sparing of
it. Put enough into the racks for them
to pick out the best and use what they
leave each day for litter. It is some
times a greut convenience and, we
think economical, to cut the straw into
chuff, not only to feed, but for bed
ding, says a writer in Baltimore Ameri
can. The straw absorbs more liquid
and the soiled portions can be re
moved more readily from the rest of
file bedding and there is less waste
of straw. When cut straw and chaff
are used for bedding, 'the manure can
be easily spread with the manure
GOOD PROTEIN FEED
FURNISHED BY RAPE
Crop Can Be Sown Any Time
During Summer Not as Good
as Alfalfa or Clover.
Aa an annual forage for hogs I have
found that rape sown most any time
during the summer will furnish an
excellent quality of summer pusture,
says a writer in an exchange. Of
course alfalfa and red clover make a
better forage and furnish a higher
grade of feed as well as hay if not pas
tured too closely, but these" crops are
not always available and cannot be
grown on short notice. Rape furnishes
a good protein feed at small expense
and that is what growing shouts re
quire during the summer months, but
it is sometimes a little difficult to get
thein started to eating rape.
I have found several ways by which
to overcome this difficulty. In the
first place, I prefer to sow oats with
the rape. I broadcast about -four
pounds of rape seed to the acre, then
drill In about a bushel of oats to the
acre. The shoats will readily eat the
green oats and in doing so are bound
to get a taste of the rape, and when
the taste Is once acquired they will
eat it readily. Another method is by
feeding them a little corn in the
rape patch so that in eating that they
will eat some of the leaves. . '
I have had excellent results with
successive plantings of rape in small
patches fenced off with permanent
fences. This makes it possible to
turn the shoats on one patch a while,
then when that is fed down fairly
close turn them on another; this pro
vides a patch of gftod tender rape
for them during the entire summer.
A neighbor has had good results by
using a movable fence, by means of
which he turns his shoats on differ
ent portions of the patch so that
each portion has a chance to recover
If It is intended to hog down a
patch of corn In the fall, It will add
considerable to the feeding value to
sow some rape seed in the field be
tween the rows at the time of the
last cultivation of the corn. Grow
ing shoLj require muscle-building
protein feeds rather than fat-producing
carbohydrates. I have found
corn, wheat middlings and tankage
fed in self-feeders a good supplement
for summer pasture.
USING MOLASSES AS
RATION FOR SWINE
Not Worth as Much, 'Pound for
Pound, as Corn or Hominy
Good for Show Purposes.
"While molasses Is somewhat pal
atable for pigs, it Is not worth as
much, pound for pound, as is corn or
hominy feed, and it is not used to any
great extent," says, John Eward, hog
specialist at the Iowa experiment sta
tion, in answer to inquiries that have
been coming to him asking about nio
lasses as a swine ration;
A little molasses will make the feed
palatable and it is right for feeding
for show purposes, but the average
farmer who wants to feed It should
start on a small scale and not buy
more than a barrel of It at first
Feeding molasses or black strap, as
It is called, comes from two different
sources, either cane or beet Feeders
differ, but the most of them seem to
favor the cane molasses as the better
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WESTEPN WHEAT FIELD.
The threshing machines are now
made in the Middle states, with 'straw
cutters, the wheat, as fust as threshed,
is run through the cutter and blown
Into the mow. The usual charge for
threshing and cutting the straw Is 6
to 7 cents per bushel. This 'is a great
convenience, as It saves extra han
dling. Good, dry wheat straw is worth
fully half the price of second-crop
clover and mixed grasses cut off the
wheat stubbles, or $2.50 to $3 per ton.
Straw should not be sold off the
farm unless the money is used for buy
ing wheat brarf, cottonseed- meal or
fluxseed meal with the money. In the
best farmed sections of Pennsylvania
the wheat is hiostly threshed during
the winter, as the straw Is wanted for
feed and litter. If the straw is ricked
in the yard, have the rick topped off
and tied down to prevent rain damag
ing the straw. If the rick is properly
built the straw will keep dry. '
TIME FOR FILLING
SILO IS UNCERTAIN
Dry Years Bring Special -Prob
lems, but Make Recepta-
v cles More Necessary.
No rule can be laid down for filling
the silo during a yenr of short rain
fall, says C. H. Eckles of the Missouri
College bf Agriculture.' When the corn
matures normally the time to put It in
the silo is when the kernels are dentqd
and glazed, but the kernel still soft
enough so it may be broken with the
thumbnail. At this time the husks
will generally be turning yellow at the
end of the ear. Cofn may be put in
after it Is almost dry If enough water
When corn ls)lnjured by the drought
It should be allowed to stand as long
as there Is any hope at all of Its get
ting rain to complete its growth. If
it begins to die it should be put in the
silo, as by this means what feed
value It contains will be saved. If it
cannot be put Into the silo Just then it
mny be shocked and put In later, as
tests at the Missouri, agricultural ex
periment station have shown thnt
shock corn makes good silage. Of
course, it is not as good as that made
at the usual time.
When filling the silo, remember that
siloge spoil's If too dry or the air is
not expelled by thorough tramping.
The tendency of late years hns been
to put corn in the silo too dry. It
should be moist enough to wet the feet
of the men who tramp It If too drv,
add water by running it into tiie
blower. At least two men are needed
to tramp the silage at filling.
Special attention should be given
to pacing well around the edges. If the
walls of the silo are not In good con
dition repairs should be made to keep
out the air. If the doors do not fit
well a good plan is to place a piece of
tarred paper over the door on the
Inside, allowing It to extend about two
feet on each side.
SWEET CLOVER HAY
FAVORED FOR LAMBS
Interesting Experiment Reported
From Wyoming Experiment
. Station on Feeding.
An interesting experiment has been
reported to the Wyoming station on
For 14 weeks different mixtures of
feed were given' lambs. Those receiv
ing sweet closer hay, corn and a
small amount of ollmeal made an av
erage gain of 30.7 pounds a head dur
ing the feeding period mentioned. The
lambs fed native grass hay, oats and
oil meal made but 20.3 pounds gnln
during the same feeding period of 14
This Is a most excellent .showing
for sweet clover hoy and It should en
courage farmers In the Southwest to
sow it, not only for lambs, but for
hogs, cows and beef cattle as well as
for soil improvement
'Sweet clover hay is said to lose
much of the bitter taste that Is some
times objectionable to animals, eat
ing sweet clover plants green.
In the experiment mentioned above
the Wyoming station explained that
the sweet clover hay- used In this ex
periment was rather coarse and stem
my, but despite this the Iambs ate it
readily. The conclusion was that
"sweet clover hay is very nutrition,
readily digestible and contains a nig),
percentage of crude protein."
I V ". s..t
If the trials of the tailor are In
creased because women grow constant
ly more exacting, his triumphs ore as
sured because they also grow more dls
crimlnatlnc. In the mntter of street-
suits an achievement like that pictured
Is sure of appreciation. It proclaims
Its designer a master in the art of
tailoring and alive to every new Idea
which has made Itself evident a the
styles of today. "
This suit might be develoDed In anv
of the usual materials serge, whlp-
cora, gaberdine, broadcloth, etc., or In
pile fabrics. Its skirt Is plain and
may be considered as authoritative as
to length and width. The coat Is se
verely plain and close flttiuir as to the
body, withthe skirt portion set on in
Inverted plaits. Two of these at each
In Plushes and
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Weavers of plushes and fur-fabrics
appear to be designing their produc
tions along Independent lines this sea
son. They have made some new de
partures and have turned out a num
ber ' of patterns that are especially
adapted to children's and misses'
wear. Those who produce coats for
children give a prompt indorsement
to these handsome novelties In plushes,
and it Is likely that the coats them
selves Inspire an enthusiasm for the
material. They have the charm of
beauty and novelty, and they are dura
ble and comfortable.
A handsome coat for a miss of
eleven or so Is pictured here. It is
in dark brown, flecked with white. As
In coats for grownups It Is cut on
simple lines with straight-hanging
front and tho body set rather close
to the figure. It is long enough to
cover the dress. Coats -made of these
novelty fabrics must be plain, and
this one tells Its story in the picture'.
There is nothing in the way of orna
ment except three small metallic but
tons which are set on the belt at each
Bide of the back, and two similar but
tons at the front of the narrow stand
ing collar. An abbreviated capo might
of Tailored diode's
side ar6 embellished with the neatest
and most tailored of satin braids. It
is of the approved length.' The coat
Is beautifully adjusted to the -figure,
and bonsts ac engaging eccentricity In
its manner of fastening down t he
front The opening curves from neck
to waistline and fastens over buttons
set close together. At the waistline
it meets a narrow belt which is fin
ished at the back with two buttons.
The long sleeves with points at the
wrists is finished with buttons, and
the high, overlapping, crushed collar
of .velvet shows an original manage-
ment ofiin accepted style. It Is just
these small details, managed with so
muh cleverness, that charm the worn
an who insists thnt her tailored suit
must conform to the mode, in its gen
eral aspects .
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be considered as merely ornamental,
but it adds something ( of warmth
where warmth is most needed.
' The "tarn" of white corduroy Is a
happy choice In headwear to be worn
with this coat, and for dress-up re
quirements white-topped shoes and
white gloves will finish up a toilette
quite above criticism. But the plush
coat will give all sorts of service.
Nothing will stand the strain of every
day wear better than pile fabrics of
' Use of (id.
Leather and kid as trimming are
receiving serious attention from de
signers. This fashion will never be
come iruly popular, but there is al
ways a place for well cut belts, pocket
flaps, collars and cuffs of leather in
the smarter coats and ' street suits.
Bright green leather waistcoats are
shown for sport wear for men and
they may indicate leather waistcoats
for womeu'g winter suits.