radication of cattle tick in south
,Bv w -
Some stock owners still cling to the
feohet that ticks cannot all be eradi
cated because the small animals such
as rabbits, etc., which harbor ticks
cannot be treated to destroy the para
sites. Hence they conclude that the
methods at present employed in tick
eradi< ation cannot prove successful
■ Such reasoning would be entirely
logical providing all ticks found on all
animals were the same kind of ticks.
True, to the casual observer, all ticks
have a striking similarity in appear
ance, or look more or less alike. Hut
as a matter of fact, there is quite a
aumber of different varieties of ticks
each one being peculiar to certain
STEER BADLY TICK-INFESTED.
animals, but not developing on others.
But so far ns Texas fever is concerned,
there Is only one variety of tick known
In North America that will transmit
the germ of this fever, and that is the
common cattle tick, which develops
only on cattle, horses and mules. The
other ticks which are fond of dogs,
rabbits and other animals, while they
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SAME STEER AFTER BEING DIPPED.
TAKING CARE OF PIGS
Nation, Sunshine and Exercise
Are Three Essentials.
Management of Young Anitoala la an
Important Factor in Making Profit
From Them— Provide Sow Com
That the care and management of
•oung pigs is an important factor in
naking a profit from them, is the be
ief of Ray Gatewood, instructor in
mimai husbandry In the Kansas State
"A * sow should receive special care
md attention at farrowing time " said
VIr Gatewood. "Just after she has
■arrowed, feed her lightly for a few
lays. Gradually increase the feed as
die pigs develop.
-The ration at this time should be
,uch as to produce a heavy flow of
nilk A good ration is one made up of
orn! shorts, bran, a small amount of
tankage, and a good quality of alfalfa,
which should be fed from a rack. Bran
may make up approximately 10 per
cent of the ration as it seems to have a
beneficial effect on the digestive sys
tem and tends to increase the milk
Pr -Îh C eaù"ount of feed given a sow may
be governed largely by her appetite.
are provided S uMhlne Is Mpor
sore mouths, ef adylgable t0 cUp the
It is some thug preventing
tusks from TV ' eac h other. In
,hem „fTre'S"«£. ™ the * ,rt T
case of sore ., with some dts
quently ■»* «3ÏÏ containing a small
infectant Jasell , make8 a desir
amount of a stoc P the nose
able ointment to appty
has been washed. ___
, L0SS in weigh in Southern cattle
The loss inveigh ^ ticky
evident from tb irl aU be ing in poor
all belong to the tick family, do not af
fect cattle to any extent, and have no
connection whatever with Texas fever;
nor are they considered at all in the
campaign of tick eradication.
Tin* confusion, or misconception,
with regard to the possibility of tick
eradication, seems to have arisen from
the idea, or belief, that all ticks seen,
or found, on all kinds of animals, are
one and the same kind of ticks, which,
fortunately, is not the case, if It were
so, complete tick eradication would, in
deed, be a hopeless undertaking.
It should be understood, therefore,
that the common cattle tick seen on
cattle, and which matures only on
cattle, horses and mules, is the onlv
variety rtiat transmits the germ of th«
fever, and the only tick that the au
thorities are trying to externinate;
the others being harmless to cattle, so
far as tick fever is concerned. And a
season's regular dipping, at intervals
of 14 days, should, in most cases, eradi
cate this tick entirely from a parish or
CONTROL CITRUS CANKER
Citrus canker which, for a
time seriously threatened the
fruit Industry of Florida, is be
lieved to be possible of eradica
tion. Both the state of Florida
and the U. S. government have
been interested In the matter
and prospects are good for the
success of the growers In their
fight against this disease.
PASTURAGE FOR LIVE STOCK
Avoid Making Lots or Fields Too
Small as Land Is Cheap and Abun
dant—Plan a Succession.
In making pastures for grazing the
live stock next summer let us avoid
making the lots or fields too small.
Land is cheap and abundant. A lib
eral allowance can be made for the
hogs and the calves, the cattle and
the mules and there will still be left
land for the growing of cotton and
corn and other necessary crops. The
average man who makes a pasture
for the hogs uses less than half the
land necessary and the pastures for
cattle considering the grass they do
not contain should usually be en
larged three or four fold. If the cat
tle pasture Is large enough one will
do fairly well, but two, which will
permit a change of the cattle and al
low the grasses to get a fresh start
are better; while several large lots
which will furnish a succession of
crops for the hogs are a necessity.—
TIME TO WORK ON TERRACES
In Early Spring When Heavy Rains
Start Small Gullies Farmer
Should Patch Breaks.
(Clemson College Bulletin.)
During early spring heavy rains
start small gullies down the sides of
our fields. During such weather, no
plowing or other work in th« way of
soil preparation can be done. The
time can be most profitably spent oq
the terraces. The farmer should take
a shovel and walk around the terraces
between showers aùd patch the small
breaks, and save time. If left such
small places will grow more each time
it rains, and in a comparatively short
time, these small leak3 will cause a loi
of soil washing.
GEORGE ELMER COBB
(Copyright, by W. G. Chapman.)
Julian Florae, bachelor, rotund.
genial and with a good, kind heart, was
made the lucky recipient of a very fair
sized fortune at the age of thirty-two.
through the demise of u half-uncle in
Florae took his good luck reasonably.
For ten years lie had well fulfilled his
duties of a department manager in a
great city store. He had lived frugally ! 'j"'
und had saved somethin)
(deal had been always hi
in the far past he had seen in reality
r in some book a picture of a beautiful
ountry home. The memory became
an actuality with him. He had dreamed
over and over and over again what he
would do if he ever had fifty thousand
for a radiant I
Somewhere h, ' r
lollars. Now he had doul
Forthwith he proceeded to place
long cherished plan into execution.
The site Is the first consideration,"
Florae advised the agent in whose
hands he placed the commission. "It
must he on an elevated spot, a river
winding like a silver thread in and out
"among forests and hills. The view, my
friend, must be superb. There must be
a space of ten acres at least. The
building can come later. Find me my
ideal location and environment at any
'cost, not too near to the city, not too
far away. I am not an aristocrat, Hut
the baronial castle idea prevails with
me—grandeur, exclusiveness, majesty."
"Got just what you want," announced
the glib broker a month later. "Ever
heard of Hurricane Hill?"
Florae shook his head in negation,
"You will go wild when you see it,"
predicted the agent, which Florae did.
What he had dreamed of in* at length
viewed—a lofty plateau of moderate
proportions, surrounded by crags, wa
terways, cascades and a clear view of
twenty-five miles in any direction.
"Belongs to a man named Trask—
Abel Trask," explained the agent. "He
has lived in that old house for nearly
half a century. Wife died ; lie lias an
only daughter, times hard and poor,
and she lias developed into quite a
singer. It nearly breaks the old man's
heart to sell the place, but he is bent
<>n giving his daughter a first-class mu
"Close with him at once," directed
Florae eagerly. "The old vine-covered
house is picturesque. It shall remain,
if only for its antiquity. Those trees
and shrubs must not he disturbed. I
shall build more to the head of the val
ley. Ah, a rare spot, truly! I shall
he very content."
Hut Florae was not content. He took
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great pleasure at the first in seeing his
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ideas carried out as to the house, then
there was a spell when his interest was
centered on furnishing it.
"The complete article,—just as I
dreamed!" declared Florae with great
satisfaction, hut within a month his
lonely environment began to pall on
"I'm missing companionship—that is
It!" he decided, and forthwith for six
months there vfas not a week-end that
he did not'have some one of his former
friends as guests. They were merely
acquaintances, however. They purtook
of his meals, they borrowed money of
him, they were not truly friends.
Flogac had engaged a poor old
couple, pioneers In the neighborhood,
ito act as caretaker and housekeeper.
.They did their duty well. One day
Florae for the first time passed
through the apartment given over ex
clusively to Mrs. Dodd. His eye
chanced to light upon a framed photo
graph on the mantel.
"Is that the young lady I once met
here, the daughter of Mr. Trask, from
whom I purchased this place?" he
"Yes, sir, that is Miss Eleanor," as
sented the housekeeper. "Oh, sir, she
is a sweet, lovable girl ! She nursed
Mr. Dodd through a dangerous illness
and helped us in many ways when we
were poor and out of work.
"Do you ever hear from her now?"
inquired Florae—any new subject to
break the monotony of his dull exist
ence was of interest. Besides, he had
never entirely forgotten the girl he
had seen but once when he closed the
purchase of Hurricane Hill.
Yes, Mrs. Dodd had heard that the
Trasks had gone to the city and that
Eleanor was studying music. As to
her success as a professional, however,
she knew little. Ah, how Mr. Trask
would delight in seeing the old place !
It had been to them a haven of beauty
and the one great thought of the old
man had been to be able some time
to build a home, such as he and Elean
or had planned out time and again.
There was the unused end of the hill
expanse—that would do !
"Miss Eleanor told me before she
went away, sir," said Mrs. Dodd, "that
when she had made a fortune with
that sweet voice of hers, she was going
to buy over there and build the home
that was the dream of her dear old
father. Why, then you'd be neigh
bors !" smiled the voluble gossip, "And
they are the kind to appreciate, I can
tell you, sir."
Now the dream of fame and wealth
city had not come
of the Trasks in the m» mu uui ™ir
irae. Eleanor had the musical im
pulse, hut her voi^ had failed her.
fchc had managed t^secure au engage
'j"' 1 1
nient in a little neighborhood theater
and did very w|dl in minor dramatic
parts, hut there was a bare living in
One night she and a young lady pro
fessional were returning from the the
ater. when tim latter, a timid, nervous
little creature, grasped Eleanor's arm
and hurried her along.
"I tell you I was right," she Mut
tered, "that man 1 told you about lias
followed us for six blocks, turned when
we turned, and I'm scared!"
"Hay no attention to him, Khoda,"
directed the more composed Eleanor.
"Hut I shall. Oh, sir!" to a police
man site met, "that man who inis just
halted in the shadow of that building
yonder is pursuing us."
"H'm ! that so? I'll soon send him
about his business. Now, sir." hur
rying back to where the man pointed
out to him stood, "annoying two re
spectable young ladies, eh?"
"I was following them, yes," admit
ted the man, and lie was Florae. "The
iflioer, I recognized one of
,îu> tall young lady, hut know
h, ' r v, ' r >' slightly. Truth is. I wished
to find out where she lived. Later I
intended to call upon her father."
"You look straight," spoke th** offi
cer, after a moment's reflection. "You
wait hero." He joined the young ladies,
then he returned to Florae. "The fa
ther of the young lady lives at 22 Tres
liani court." he vouchsafed. "Does that
help you out?"
"Immensely!" bowed Florae, and
turned squarely around und started
away, evidencing to the ottioer that
what he represented was the truth.
By the merest chance Florae had
wundered into u theater. He recog
nized Eleanor on the stage, more at
tractive than ever to him, In a pretty,
pathetic role. He had followed her,
as seen. The next day he visited 22
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"Is That the Young Lady I Once Met
Tresham court. He found Mr. Trask
alone. The letter recognized and wel
cotneil him warmly,
Florae had no excuse for calling on
the old gentleman outside of a plea of
loneliness in the great city. Then
Eleanor came in and they all laughed
and chatted over the episode of the
So it came about that Florae began
to be it regular visitor at the little
humble home. Ills eyes would bright
en with admiration and enthusiasm
when Eleanor would speak of her res
olute ambition to win her way and
build for her dear father the home
at Hurricane Hill he longed for.
"Miss Trask," he said one day, "yem
haven't seen the old place since It was
improved, so I sent for a photograph
and here It is."
The interest of father and daughter
in the picture was fairly pathetic.
"I found I missed something, with
all the grand house and befeutiful sur
roundings," said Florae. "It was a
wife. Dear lady, say the word and
how happy we may be together at your
old home !"
And that came about, and the long
ing vision of the three was a reality.
Bacon—You know he hates to hear
"And when his wife and a neighbor
are on the stoop talking he gets in his
automobile and keeps t?K* horn going
so he can't hear what they say."
Junkman—Any old clothes of your
husband's that you want to sell,
Woman—None of his are old enough
to discard—hut I'll sell you a hat that
l bought last month, and a skirt that
I've worn hut twice.—Town Topics.
Don't You Believe It, Girls?
"Pa, what is clairvoyance?" asked
William, just to round out the 200th.
"Clairvoyance, my son, is the abil
ity to tell a lovelorn young lady with
out grinning about the dark young man
who will enter her life. '
"My word !" said the lecturer. "How
in the world did you ever coax such
a crowd into this inaccessible hall?"
"Dead easy," replied his manager. "I
j us t hung a 'No Admittance' sign on
the front door."
Looking at Cakes.
"You can't eat your cake and have
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im- 1 "Well, ma. if I want cake to look
her. at. there's plenty tu the bakers \un
New Yorkers Easy Victims of Old *'Con" Games
N KW YORK—A new version <*
time manipulator of the ihr*
from among the country rubes at
>1(1 shell game has appeared. The obi
ts and the two peas picked his dupe**
es and country fairs. The modern flint
flam expert plies his trade in the
world's largest city, and his dupes are
found among what is supposed to he
tin- wise and wideawake metropolitan
population. His field of operation«
takes in the shopping districts, the
neighborhood of Brooklyn bridge in
Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn.
Mi stock in trade consists of umbrel
Wlienevcr ht- spies a likely looking
pedestrian he approaches and offers aiv
umbrella f*>r sale. It Is a good um
brella, with a well-wrought handle and a fine silk cover. He offers to sell ir
for $5, explaining that he is broke, lives out of town and needs carfare home.
He puts the* umbrella into the hands of his prospect and lets him examine
It really is a good umbrella, anyone can see that, and tie* prospect begin»
to see visions of a bargain. Hut he is wise, is this buyer, and he decides tlrnf.
If the seller is realiy In need of money he can drive a sharp trade, so he offers
a dollar or a dollar and a half for the umbrella. The seller refuses to accept
the offer und permits him to start to go away.
Before the prospect has done more than turn away the umbrella man is*
calling him back and offering to sell at the buyer's price. Of course, the um
brella changes hands. Not until the purchaser reaches home does h*- find that
In the instant his hack was turned another umbrella, of the kind sold on the
streets for 50 cents on rainy days, with a handle resembling that of th«
original article, was substituted for the umbrella first offered.
Land Belonging to Zoo Put Under Cultivation
B ROOKLYN.—The recent suggestion of Mayor Preston of Baltimore that
vacant lands within cities he put under immediate cultivation made such
an impression upon Director Hornadny of the Zoological park that he set apart
more than ten acres in the park for the
U* y S
raising of food. The land, taken most
ly from the deer pasture and the range
for the herd of buffaloes, has been
plowed, harrowed, fertilized and pre
pared for seeding. The* work is being
done hv the employees of the Zoo with
out extra cost to the city for labor.
Fanner Hornaday will not be able to
raise on tin* ten acres all the food con- .,*T*
stinted by the animals during the sum- ^
mer, hut he looks for fruits from the V*' .-Jw*
example set to the hundreds of thou
sands visiting the park. Besides, he will add to the sum total of food pro
duced in 1U17, and if food conditions become very serious he will have on
hand a fine supply of venison, buffalo steaks, fowls of every kind, and even
lions, which ex-President Roosevelt declares are good eating in a pinch.
The director has also shown a desire to do his hit by appropriating a part
of the lion house to the uses of the American Red Cross. Every afternoon,
from 1 to 5, dozens of Red Cross workers may be seen preparing for the grim
work of curing for the sick and wounded, making bandages, giving instruction*
to volunteers and putting up kits for first aid to the injured. The lion house
is hung with photographs showing the Red Cross at work in field hospitals
and at the front in Europe.
Woman Found Something to Do for Country
D ETROIT.—She was a motherly, soft-spoken woman, past middle life, anx
ious to do something for lier country in time of stress, but untrained.
"I want to sign your service registration blanks, but I don't know what I can
do»" she said to Mrs. Evelyn Sherrill,
executive secretary of the National
League for Woman's Service, 24 With
"Are you. fond of children?" asked
"Oh, yes, very. I love children,'*
the woman replied.
"Then we may call on you to Lett»
take care of children whose father*
are awuy, and. whose mothers are at
work," replied Mrs. Sherrill.
"If it should come that we have
munition plants in Detroit, it will take many women away from their homes,
women who have to work. In other ways, women will he called Into servi«»
to take the places of men at the front.
"Something must he done for the children. Could yon take care of sonm
other woman's babies while she was at work t
"Indeed, I could," she exclaimed.
"I have my own ear. and I could call around at these homes In the morn
ing and take the little ones to rnv own home, where I could keep them all
day! I'd Just love to do something like that. I'm going right out now, and
buy some picture books and tops."
* So the woman, past middle life and untrained, found something that sh»
could do to help her country. She is registered in the social service depart
ment on the registration blank. _ ^
Idea for Puzzle Picture: Who Got the Chick—
D ALTIMORE.—A tragedy in one act and three scenes, entitled "The '
D and the Money—Where Are They?" t fl ( ,|)
Seene l-A restaurant at 1289 Fulton street, the restaurant <U W*
Sntterson. Mr. Satterson has gone
from the Inside out. Present, Joe, the
A ring at the telephone (a wom
an's voice—It says ; ^
"Send two roast chickens to 2U>
Putnam avenue and change for $50.'
No sooner said than done. Joe
plucks two chickens off the spit, nice
ones, where they have been steadily
turning before the hot coals. He counts
out change for $50» deducting the price
of the chickens, which is $3. That
leaves $47. Is it rot so? It Is. Joe ran count.
Scene "—The apartment house, Joe. with the two chickens unde
the moneyjingling In his pockets. A man In front of the house sa;*
1 deliveries must he made through the basement." All right».
Joe rings the hell. Down comes the dumb-waiter. He puts or
ens- he puts on the $47. The dumb-waiter goes up, up, up. IP*-*
nothing comes down. No $50 bill, no chickens. Not even a !> ■>
downward. . , .,,
Perhaps the chickens were taken by a deaf woman, or a blir -
through the building. He caD find no chickens or money. Perhai
waiter was let down from the stars.
Joe sees a light—a broad glare. He runs back to the boss
i seeg another. He runs to the house. He learns nothing, nothing—
I U re my chickens, my money!" Echo answers: "Where?" ' M * r '
! Silence in the restaurant. Four chickens turning on the spit, 'fc*
I n(>t h'ing. The pi»jr>rh*tor says nothing, hut loots at Joe and tbeii L>vu
t u slab of marble. Curtain. i
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