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WILLIAM WATT IS
MET BY HIS WIFE
UP IN PORTLAND
Missing Banker Located in
Oregon by Friend Who
Sends Telegram to
His Home
NO REASON IS GIVEN
FOR DISAPPEARANCE
Relatives Refuse to Shed
Light on Mystery of
Strange Flight
Much of the mystery surrounding the
disappearance of William Watt, the
wealthy Napa banker who left this city
more than 10 days ago, was cleared up \
yesterday with the announcement that
"Watt was in Portland, Ore., and that
his wife had joined him in that city.
Mrs. Watt received a telegram last
■rday from Calgary. Alberta, Can
. sent by her husband through a
friend, notifying her as to his where
abouts. The telegram advised her to
meet him in Portland on Monday. She
left thi« city Saturday night, accom
panied by her brother, H. I. Middleton,
and the meeting took place as sched
uled in the Hotel Portland.
The party will return to this city
some time during the latter part of the
week.
.lust what caused Watt to leave his
home so suddenly and under such pe
culiar circumstances was not made
known yesterday, and members of the
■wanderer's family say they will en
deavor to keep from the public the rea
sons that prompted Watt to leave this
• the way he did.
A week ago Friday Watt abandoned
his automobile in Oakland after return
ing- from a visit to his mother in Pre
sidio terrace, this city. Saturday when
Watt did not show up at his Napa home
his family became greatly alarmed and
the case was reported to the Oakland
and San Francisco police. C. O. G. Mil
ler and P. V. Campbell, brothers in law
of Watt, also appealed to private detect
ives for aid in locating the missing
banker, and finally last week a reward
of $s©"B was offered for any Information
leading to the finding of Watt.
Many theories were furnished and in
numerable clews offered the police, all
proving futile. The police and detectives
exerted all their skill in trying to un
ravel the puzzle until Saturday, when
members of the family, without giving
any explanation, ordered that further
efforts to find Watt be stopped. Word
•was given out that the absent banker
would probably be found within a few
hours, and many rumors were afloat as
to where he would be found. But it was
not until yesterday that any definite
news was given telling where Watt had
been during his absence.
Watt is reputed to be a millionaire
and Is a son of the late Robert Watt,
•who was one of the financial geniuses
ef this* state. He-has heavybuslnessln-
Kapa, Oakland and other bay
SKIRTS, LAWN MOWERS
AND WHAT NOT IN MAIL
CHICAGO, Dec. 2.—"The next lot,
gentlemen, contains one atomizer,
seven yards of pink tulle, eight dozen
parrot green underskirts, a lawn
mower and one and a half dozen
pairs of roller skates."
The annual "dead letter sale" has
been announced by the postofflce de
partment, and the auctioneer's voice,
sing-songing selections like the above,
will be heard at C. G. Sloan & Co.'s
auction rooms from In a. m. until the
' entire collection of 8,566 packages is
disposed of. Each package contains
an old assortment, the collecting and
parceling of which must have fur
nished the postofflce humorists rare
moments of delight. For instance,
what a pleasure it must have been to
tie together in one bundle a pink
shirt, a copy of Balzac and an almost
new set of false teeth!
"Come on, gentlemen, be sports; it's
the opportunity of a lifetime."
The catalogue of articles to be sold
itemizes the contents of each package.
The bulk of the sale will consist of mis
aneous items, which cover the en
tire sphere of man's needs. Each has
been sent through the mails, and fail
ing to find the address, and with no
trace of the sender,, has reached the
dead letter office. The purchaser must
take the entire package. For instance,
the person who wants the folding book
rack in lot No. 4,060 must take with it.
a hand-embroidered linen crash cush
ion cover, six plated teaspoons, a rear
gun sight and a toothbrush.
Thousands of books of all sorts,
x lrom primers to Turkish dictionaries!
are to be found in the 1,262 lots In
schedule B. Light summer reading
predominates, but the highbrows will
find plenty of brain disturbers In some
of the scientific works. Many a bible
will be offered for sale, and enough
guide books to take a traveler around
world will find their way to bidders.
In the jewelry schedule a silver
meat fork is listed, also a meerschaum
pipe. Watches, rings, pins in enor
is quantities will also be offered by
the auctioneer.
The last item on the list is an un
mounted diamond, 3 3-64 karats.
BOURBONS MAY SPLIT
OVER PENSION ISSUE
WASH I.V,'TON, pec. 2.—What pro
vision shall be made for the country's
former presidents has become such a
live congressional issue that already
the democrats threaten to split on the
100. Senator elect Ollie James of
Kentucky, who always has been re
garded as a close friend to William J.
Bryan, who originally suggested that
former presidents be given a seat in
the house, shortly after his arrival in
Washington made the following em
phatic statemnt:
I am opposed to any such legis
lation. The president of the United
States now gets a pretty decent
salary and goes out of office with
greater prestige and better
equipped to earn a salary as a
democratic citizen than when he
enterd the White House. He is
better paid relatively than a United
States senator. You might as well
pension a United States senator or
representative when he Is defeated
after 20 years of service in con
gress. I would be willing to let
him have the privilege of the floor
£<» a courtesy to the office he has
held, but I would not put him on
the pay roll. Nor would J give him
a voice in the proceedings of con
gress for life.
No pension was voted for Jeffer
son or Jackson and we ought not
at this day depart from the spirit
of citizenship and public service
upon which democracy is founded.
Cupid Idle on This Trip
Honeymoon Ship Here
Two brides who returned from their honeymoon on the uner i enyo Maru.
Only Two Bridal Pairs Aboard and Reputation
of the Tenyo Maru is Threatened
The Japanese liner Tenyo Maru,
which arrived yesterday from the
orient, is known in the steamship
world as the hopeymoon ship. It al
most lost its reputation on the last
voyage, as there were only two honey
moon couples on board and not a single
engagement announced during the
round trip.
In less than an hour after the ship
left Yokohama it was known that
there were only two honeymooners on
board. An hour later their names were
known to all the passengers, and be
fore the ship had been at sea six
hours it was common knowledge that
one of the brides had been given a
$100,000 check by her father the day
JOHNSON'S BRIDE TO BE
EVADES CHICAGO POLICE
"We're Going to Be Married
Soon," He Says, "Some
Time This Week"
Special Dispatch to The Call
CHICAGO, Dec. 2.—Somewhere in
Chicago tonight Lucille Cameron, a
pretty 19 year old white girl, is In
hiding.
To her safety means much. If United
States agents discover her hiding place
she will be taken back to a jail cell.
If she succeeds in keeping her presence
a secret a few days longer she will
have no fear of discovery.
Lucille Cameron will be the bride —
the second white wife —of Jack John
son, negro world's champion pugilist,
this week, if the words of the black
man are accepted as the truth.
"Yes, I'm going to make Lucille my
wife," Johnson Is quoted as saying, the
famous "golden smile" showing as
never before. "We are to be married
soon—maybe tomorrow, but certainly
some day this week.
"I know where she is. I hear from
her regularly, but I ain't going to tell
all I know. Nor am I going -to say just
when the wedding will take place or
whether we will get married in Chicago
or outside of the city.
"Why shouldn't I tnaxe her my wife?
No one can prevent me. This is a free
country. Besides, didn't Lucille give
up her home and family for me?"
It now appears that Miss Cameron
did not disappear mysteriously from
the Wellington hotel, where she was
staying with her mother. Instead, she
just walked away, as her mother ex
pressed It. Mrs. F. Falconet Cameron,
realizing that she could not kill her
daughter's love for the black champion,
gave up in despair and returned to her
home in Minneapolis.
United States agents tonight are
searching the "black belt," where the
girl Is supposed to be in hiding with
negro friends of the champion.
WHISKER WATCH CHAIN
FOR PRESIDENT ELECT
Wilson Not Consulted About Proposed
Gift Prepared During Long
Reign of Republicans
near future President elect Wilson will
receive a watch chain made of human
hair, red in color, which has been grow
ing on the chin and face of Peter
"I am going to wear a beard until we
elect another democratic president,"
said Kreezmer when Grover Cleveland
departed from the W"hlte House, and he
kept his promise.
Recently he visited a.barber shop to
have the hair removed, because of the
development of the beard In all these
years. Kreezmer owed a half dollar
when the barber was through with him.
But he didn't seem to mind this at all
as he gathered up what had been his
fiery red hair.
The chain is now in process of con
struction, and Peter Ss anxious to have
the president elect receive it.
SILVER FOR WYOMING
101 Pleee Service Presented by State
to Battleship
NEW YORK, Dec. 2.—-A silver ser
vice consisting of 101 pieces was pre
sented today to the battleship Wyo
ming, anchored in the Brooklyn navy
yard, by Governor Joseph M. Carey,
acting" for the people of Wyoming. The
largest piece in the service, a punch
bowl, bore the simple inscription
"Wyoming," Captain Gleayes, com
mandant of the Brooklyn navy yard,
entertained Governor Carey, his staff
and the officers of the Wyoming at a
luncheon after the presentation.
ttttc «ATcr (lALL. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 3. 1912.
of the wedding. The check was good,
too.
The $100,000 bride was Mrs. Lewis A.
Jeffs. She was Miss Selma Wall,
daughter of Colonel Wall, a mining
man of Salt Lake City. She was mar
ried last September to Jeffs, a young
mining engineer who is interested in
phosphate prdperties in Utah. Wyom
ing and Idaho and who met Miss Wall
when he was called in, several years
ago. to do some work for her father.
Colonel Wall gave the bride the
$100,000 as a sort of run money fund.
The other returning bride and bride
groom were Mr. and Mrs. H. Tuska.
Tuska is a New York importer. He
■was married last fall and his bride
was Miss Edna Braver of New York.
JAPANESE EXHIBIT TO
BE SAN DIEGO FEATURE
Show Will Be Descriptive of
Life and Character of
Nipponese People
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 2.—Arrangements
are being completed for the Japanese
exhibit, which promises to be one of
the most interesting and beautiful fea
tures of the San Diego exposition in
1915.
This exhibit, which will need 12,000
square feet in the liberal arts build
ing, will be descriptive of the life and
character of the Japanese people and
their products.
The Foreign Exposition association of
Japan will have charge of the exhibit
and has applied for outside conces
sions, which will offer to the visitor
In 1915 varied scenes from the typical
life of the Japanese people in their
own country.
The San Diego exposition has had
considerable publicity in Japan. Im
perial Exposition Commissioner Haruki
Yamawaki paid a visit to San Diego in
September and was much Interested in
his trip to the exposition grounds and
the explanation of the project.
Several hundred officers and cadets
from the Japanese training ship Taisel
Maru also visited the exposition, and
through them a large amount of litera
ture was sent back to the land of the
rising sun. The young Japanese were
given a hearty welcome and were much
pleased with their stay In San Diego.
Japanese Consul General Matsuza
Nagai at San Francisco has also been
instrumental in placing before the mer
chants' associations and chambers of
commerce of Japan a wide variety of
literature regarding the San Diego ex
position.
The interest thus aroused has re
sulted in the decision of the Japanese
to place a splendid exhibit in the ex
position in 1915.
BUREAU TELLS HOW TO
FIGHT ASPARAGUS RUST
Breeders and growers of asparagus
are advised by the United States de
partment of agriculture, through bul
letin 263, bureau of plant industry, to
take up pedigree breeding and to use
careful methods of production in order
to keep rust from the plant.
On the subject the bulletin says:
"Although the breeding work car
ried on with asparagus will eventually
lead to the control of rust in commer
cial plantings, several years must
elapse before this result will become
effective. Meanwhile it is necessary
to take all measures practicable to
prevent the destruction of existing
fields. The main factor is to keep the
rust away from the fields in summer
as long as possible.
"Wild asparagus growing around
the fields, along fences and ditches is
one of the worst enemies of the grower.
These wild plants act as infection cen
ters and their influence can be easily
traced later in the season when the
cutting beds have grown up. Wild
plants wherever found should be dug
up and burned. New Beds should be
planted at only rare intervals and then
if possible where they will be to the
windward of a cutting bed.
"Keep the seedlings out of the cut
tirrg bed: at least let none stay in at
the time the bed is allowed to grow up
after the. cutting season. Allow no
poor shoots to grow up in the cutting
field. Keep down every shoot of as
paragus until the middle of June and
see that the neighboring farmers do
the same. In the fall the tops should
be removed carefully from one year old
beds that are not to be cut the next
year. This will in a large measure
reduce the liability of Infection from
this source."
FISHER FIRM IN
STAND CITY BUY
SPRING VALLEY
■ry Will Not Permit
h Hetchy to Be
sed as a Club on
Either Side
REASONABLE PRICE
FOR THE COMPANY
If Firm Is Not Fair in Deal
It Will Be Disregarded
in Final Decision
Special Plspatcb to The Call
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.—Following a
conference today with members of the
j California delegation who are still here
on behalf of the Hetch Hetchy permit,
i Secretary of the Interior Fisher an
| nounced that he believed the acquisl-
I tion of the Spring Valley Water com
j pany system should be a condition of
I the Hetch Hetchy permit.
Former Mayor Phelan and Super
visor Vogelsang, together with Com
! missioner Franklin K. Lane, called
upon Secretary Fisher in an effort to
persuade hi mto recede from this stand.
"I do not want the Hetch Hechty
situation used as a club by either the
city or the Spring Valley company,"
declared Secretary Fisher. "What I do
want is an earnest effort, made in good
faith by both parties, to agree on the
valuation of the Spring Valley plant,
and that the city will arrange to take
it over when this is done."
The secretary's position was thus
made clearer to the San Franciscans
than at the close of the hearing' Satur
day.
That he would not permit the Spring
Valley company to take advantage of
the situation which has arisen to delay
either the Hetch Hetchy decision or to
raise the company's value was the em
phatic declaration of Secretary Fisher.
SQUARE DEAL DEMANDED
He is striving, he said, to have the
city reach an agreement with the com
pany, and if the city's efforts are in
good faith should not be met in a spirit
of fair play by the company, the in
terests of the Spring Valley company
would be entirely disregarded in com
ing to a final decision.
Secretary Fisher did not indicate at
the time what his final decision may be
and his statements generally rounded
up with "if r decide to -grant the per
mit." Nevertheless, the San Francis
cans are hopeful. They believe that If
the city and company officials fail to
agree the Hetch Hetchy permit will be
granted by Secretary Fisher.
The situation, too. has clarified
through the prospects of an agreement
between the city and the Modesto-Tur
lock irrigationists.
If necessary, the San Francisco en
gineers say, a working agreement can
be arranged that will take care of the
irrigation Interests and the city's
water supply for at least 50 years, and
they add that, with the addition of the
Lake Eleanor and Cherry creek waters,
this period can be extended indefinitely.
PHELAN IST STATEMENT
Mayor Phelan issued the following
statement tonlsrht:
"Secretary Fisher's suggestion that
the city of Los Angeles and the water
corporation officials get together before
permit be issued for Hetch Hetchy is
not as serious an embarrassment as
might at first be imagined. During
our informal conference with the secre
tary this morning he admitted his sur
prise when told that the city could not
bind Itself In advance of a vote of the
people on an arbitrated price.
"He, in other words, made his sug
gestion In the open hearing offhand,
from an erroneous conception ,of the
circumstances, that Is to say, he was
arguing without knowledge of details
from wrong promises. He said he
thought the city had voted the money
to purchase Spring Valley and he had
in mind, doubtlessly, the Hetch Hetchy
bonds voted by the people.
"He evidently was under the misap
prehension that the city officials were
merely dickering for a price which
they could pay out of the treasury and
quickly close the matter and he also
appeared to be under the misappre
hension until today that there was a
difference of a comparatively small sum
between the price offered and the
amount asked by the Spring Valley
Water company.
CITY NOT BOUND
"Advised that whatever might be
the result of an arbitration or con
demnation the people would have to
approve the price fixed, he said. That
puts a new light on the subject.'
"He further said that the city, un
der arbitration proceedings, is not
bound by the award, but the company,
under pledge of McCutchen, would be
bound and that, emphasized the sec
retary, 'is as It should be. The -city
should have that advantage."
"It is his opinion that if arbitration
is resorted to it should be on the
terms that would prevail on the con
demnation proceedings. That is, the
city could. If It preferred, in an ar
bitration so stipulate that it might
take only the property used and use
ful for water supply purposes and pay
the arbltered price, or reject it, as it
saw fit.
"He also said that, so far as his
point of view affects the matter, he
would regard a condemnation proceed
ing exactly as he would regard volun
tary arbitration.
"Secretary Fisher is a fair man» and
made the original suggestion to get
quick action. He stated plainly that
if the water company shows an unfair
spirit or resorts to dilatory tactics he
wants to be informed at once. He said
forcefully, 'I will not stand for it a
minute. I will not permit the city to
be placed at a disadvantage.' "
The labor unions of Cincinnati, 0.,
have formed an organization known as
the "Sanitarians of Organized Labor,"
having for its purpose the spreading of
the gospel of sanitation, with the as
sistance of the health department of
that city.
» # *
The Philr-ielphla Street Railway
company has adopted a plan .by which
It hopes to reduce the high cost of liv
ing to its employes, some 6,000 in num
■ ber, by establishing a store at each
car barn, in which will be furnished
the necessaries of life to employes at
wholesale cost, plus the cost of han
dling. These depots are to do business
on a strictly cash basis only.
* ♦ *
Governor Johnson, after an audience
with a committee of labor delegates,
has promised to "look into the matter"
and see if anything can be done to se
cure an increase of pay for the bakers
employed in the Stockton Asylum for
the Insane.
* * *
From and after the first of the cur
rent month the per capita tax on the
unions affiliated with the local building
trades council will be 16 instead of 10
cents per month.
* •* *
The Dredgermen's union has inaugu
rated a movement looking to the or
ganization of the craft from Puget
sound down to tbe border ol Mexico.
Key Pittman Real Key
Gumshoe Politics Wins
Senator Key Pittman of Nevada.
New Senator From Nevada Unlocks Upper
House of Congress to Democratic Contral
GEORGE A. VAN SMITH
When Key Pittman goes to Washington
next month as United States senator
elect from Nevada, the sage brush
state will present a double claim to
unique distinction.
Through Pittman 89 citizens of far
western Nevada may give the control
of the United States senate into the
hands of the democrats.
If the state with a total vote ap
proximating that of the fourth con
gressional district In San Francisco
does not furnish the pivot upon which
the partisan character of the govern
ment of the United States turns, it
will be able to read its title clear to
the only United States senator elected
by a private detective agency.
Key Pittman. democrat of Tonopah,
defeated Senator W. A. Massey of Reno,
in the popular contest for the toga of
the late George S. Nixon, by 89 votes.
When the Nevada legislature meets in
January it will bow to the will of the
89 freeborn and unterrified. At the
command of the 89 glorified but un
dlstingulshable sage brushers the Ne
vada legislature will send Pittman to
the senate, upset the partisan affairs
of the nation, vindicate the direct pri
mary law and, quite incidentally, the
efficacy of the "gumshoe" man In poll
tics.
Rightfully or not; Nevada and its
handful of electors used to enjoy an
unenviable political reputation. "Ne
vada goes with the sack" is a political
quip as old as Nevada's statehood. Four
years ago a democratic legislature en
acted a copy of the bill for a direct
primary law then pending in California.
That law provided for the nomination
of United States senators by direct vote
and gave legislators an opportunity to
bind themselves to be governed by the
popular will.
NIXON WOK BY 1,100
Two years ago Key Pittman, demo
crat, tried conclusions with the late
George S. Nixon, and the final count of
the popular vote showed Nixon's lead
to be something like 1,100. A demo
cratic legislature, in compliance with
the spirit of the law, re-elected the re
publican.
Pittman was convinced but not satis
fled. When Governor Oddie offered the
seat vacated, by the death of Nixon to
George Wingfleld and subsequently, at
Wingfield's suggestion, appointed Judge
Massey, Pittman .rolled up his sleeves
for another try. Whatever the source
of his dissatisfaction over the pre-ious
contest, some one interested In the suc
cess of Pittman decided that it must not
happen again.
Some one came to San Francisco and
enlisted the services of the Burns de
tective agency. Up in Nevada, the re
publicans are of the opinion that the
democratic national committee hired
the gumshoe men. Pittman, who is
resting in San Francisco, says he, too,
thinks so.
A few days later an Australian gen
tleman brightened Reno with the sun
shine of his presence. He struggled
with a. dialect that tickled tremen
dously the risibilities of all financial
Reno. The charm of his mixed conver
sation was in no wise dimmed by the
proportions of the roll of American
money he flashed every time he awsked
one or many of the elite of Reno to
"Join me, ol" chap, do, in one of those
bally little cocktails with the cherry
in, yeou kneow. Reaally I must teach
the bar men in old Sydney to make
'em, what do you call 'em, yeou
kneow?"
AUSTRALIAN MIXES IX
Beside his fondness for the little red
cherry, yeou kneow, and, his roll, he
pleaded guilty to the surname of Kelly,
general field agency for the Cobra
Mining company of Australia, and car
ried perfectly good letters of introduc
tion to Senator Nixon.
Kelly was sore grieved to learn of
the demise of Senator Nixon. He had
come to Nevada by way of Canada to
Investigate on behalf of his company
the wonderful reports of Nevada's
richness that had reached Australia.
The Cobra company had not heard of
the delightful red cherry, but its chief
engineer was only shortly behind
Kelly, and the map of Nevada was
about to be mussed up in a search for
a lot of places to put the Cobra com
pany's money to work mining gold,
red cherries and what not, "yeou
kneow."
Things were a little slow in Reno.
Kelly, his roll, his dialect and his
possibilities were welcomed with that
disinterested hospitality for which
Reno is famed.
Kelly could not find suitable offices.
He was pressed to use the suite occu
pied by Massey, Dwight Jones, his part
ner-manager and Harwood, assistant
manager. He dictated long cablegrams
to Jones' stenographer, longer letters
and bought more bally little cocktails
with red cherries in them.
BURNS MEN APPEAR
While Kelly was decimating the
cherry crop, other Burns men without
[elephant choking rolls filed Into Ne
vada. They trailed the men who went
out from the Reno headquarters into
every town in the state. Some of them
completed lists of the "back door" boys
i who were working Pittman and work
ling for Massey's managers.
Then W'illlam A. Mundell, San Fran
cisco coast manager of the Burns
agency, dropped into Reno, the home of
his boyhood. He was in search of a
forger, whom the affable chief of police
sat up nights to help him find.
On Thursday night before the elec
tion Mundell tipped the Reno corre
spondents of virtually all the Nevada
dally newspapers that the "state was full
of Burns men, on a political mission.*'
On Saturday night gentlemen who in
terviewed Mundell were permitted to
learn that the senatorship was involved
and that the dictagraph was an ex
traordinary but perfectly reliable in
vention.
DICTAGRAPH STRIKES TERROR
On Monday night the office hosts of
"Little Cherry" Kelly were permitted to
learn that the dialect and the roll were
Burns agency properties, also to dis
cover a wire in one of the rooms of
which Kelly had the freedom. Perhaps
It had been connected with a dictagraph.
On the following day 112 gentlemen
in a single tenderloin precinct In Reno
refrained from exercising the American
right of franchise. The district attorney
figured there between the Burns agency
and the gentlemen who did not vote. The
whole number of temporary Nevadans
who exercised like self-denial that day
jis estimated at"soo.
Pittman won by 89 votes. The Nevada
legislature will send him to the senate,
where, thanks to the Lorimer vacancy
and the probably short tenure of the
republican chosen by Governor Golds
borough to succeed the Jate Senator
Rayner of Maryland, he may be the sen
atorial keystone of a democratic con
gress, militant representative of the tri
umphant 89 Nevadans and exemplar of
a brand of "gumshoeing" never dreamed
of by "Bill". Stone of Missouri, the boss
gumshoe artist of the nation.
In the past no effort has been made
to organize the working force in any of
the trust cigar factories of this coun
try, but since the adjournment of the
recent session of the International
Cigar Makers' union in Baltimore a
movement has been started i n the
direction of unionizing every man and
woman in these factories and plans of
organization are being perfected. It is
to be a movement along the line of the
closed shop.
FOR
CHRISTMAS
SUGGESTIONS
Look
Into
Our
WINDOWS
Our Big Stocks
Now Complete
HASTINGS
CLOTHING CO.
Post and Grant Aye.
ORGANIZATIONS
FOR COW TESTING
30-operative Association of
Dairymen in Humboldt
One of Three in State
Prof. Leroy Anderson of
University Calls Attention
to Value of Work
The work of the Ferndale, Humboldt
county. Cow Testing association, a co
operative organization of dairymen for
the purpose of testing their cows regu
larly and economically for the produc
tion of milk and butter fat, is the sub
ject of a report written by Leroy An
derson, professor of dairy industry at
rhe University of California and Just
issued by th,e agricultural department
of the university.
Dairymen regularly selling butter fat
are naturally vitally concerned in the
amount of Tat each cow produces, but a
meeting of dairymen several months
ago showed that individual dairymen
seldom did any testing. Most of them
had no Babcoek testers, and of those
who had about only one in twelve used
them.
The report is issued to show the
benefit of a co-operative association to
own and use testers. The Ferndale
association has been in operation for
three years, and makes testing a com
munity affair. A trained man is em
ployed to \isit each herd at regular
monthly intervals and weigh and test
the milk of each cow. At the end of
the y.ear reports are sent to each dairy
man showing a complete record of his
herd, compiled at a cost of about $1 a
cow and with practically no work or
trouble on his part.
An estimated 175 pounds of butter
produced by each cow In California
each year equals 150 pounds of butter
fat, and at a price of 30 cents a pound.
,the average price for the last three
years, the annual income per cow is $45.
Naturally. If accurate test records are
kept, a herd can be* weeded out so as to
eliminate cows that are not paying a
profit.
California has three such associations
—the Ferndale and two organized this
year, one at Modesto and the other at
Tulare. The idea originated in Den
mark in 1895 and was first used in this
country in Michigan in 1905. In the
California associations the number of
cows represented varies from 700 to
I,'*oo, and the membership of dairymen
from 22 to 30. In European countries
and in the eastern states the tester
keeps a record of the food consumed by
the cows, but this has not yet been
done in California, partly because much
of the dairy feeding is In pasturage.
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Cottolene
makes delicious pastry
It's the last word in pastry
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sel tastes like " more."
Digestible too, because Cot
tolene food is never greasy.
Cottolene is better than
lard, because it's a vegetable
—not an animal —product It
is richer—use one-third less.
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butter—costs no more than
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