Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
adgerton, - Wisconsin,
ft’ w. COON, - Editor and Publisher
FRIDAY, JULY 27, 1917!
Now comes the national council of
defense with the statement that auto
mobile joy riding must be curtailed be
cause gasoline is needed for war and
industrial pursuits. The production is
already falling short of the supply and
the use of autos for pleasure should be
frowned on. Another indication our
nation is at war.
At THE recent meeting of the head
camp of Modern Woodmen of America,
a “patriotic assessment” of 20 cents
per thousand, each month, was voted
lor the purpose of carrying through the
war period all members of the Wood
men who enlist or are called for their
country’s service at the front. It is
expected that somewhere in the neigh
borhood of one hundred thousand Wood
men will be in the service and this ar
rangement will provide for the pay
ment at face value of all death claims
occasioned by the war.
“I want to tell you that the drafted
man who does his duty is on the same
plane of honor as any other man who
does his duty. There is no stigma at
tached to being drafted. But those
who are registered or not registered,
who do not do their duty, who do not
make every possible effort to serve, are
not on the same plane of honor as the
drafted man. Escaping draft doesn’t
relieve you of your duty to serve.
That’s the way to look at the draft.”
—From a speech by Theodore Roose
The ha&it of thrift has been so
greatly encouraged in America by the
Liberty Loan Bonds which appealed
strongly to patriotism and at the same
time furnished such a splendid oppor
tunity for saving, that it is believed
that an era of economy and saving has
been well begun in this nation. The
American people are now thoroughly
informed in the matter of government
bonds and it seems the consensus of
opinion of authorities on such matters
that the next Liberty Bond issue will
sell more readily than the two billion
dollar issue which has just been
oversubscribed 50 per cent. Thrift
joins with patriotism and humanity to
make the next bond issue a success.
The following is taken from the Es
pionage act recently passed by con
Sec. 3. Whoever, when the United
States is at war, shall wilfully make or
convey false reports or false statements
with intent to interfere with the oper
ation or success of the military or naval
forces of the United States or to pro
mote the success of its enemies, and
whoever, when the United States is at
war, shall wilfully cause or attempt to
cause insubordination, disloyalty, mut
iny, or refusal of duty, in the military
or naval forces of the United States,
or shall wilfully obstruct the recruiting
or enlistment service of the United
States, to the injury of the service or
of the United States, shall be punished
by a fine of not more than SIO,OOO or
imprisonment for not more than twenty
years, or both.
St. Paul railroad dividends are down
despite greater gross earning. Natur
ally the stock has tumbled in sympathy
and is quoted about 72. All this would
seem to indicate poor management and
the papers hint at the possible retire
ment of President Earling. The mis
management is obvious when there is
business to be done and the road doesn’t
doit.—Ex. Is this a fair statement?
It is a well known fact that for several
years up to 1916 half the railroads of
the country were threatened with re
ceivership and the other half barely
paid dividends. They were beset on
every hand by hostile legislatures add
ing expense to operation and making it
harder to do business. The result has
been that none of the lines have kept
abreast of their needs in replacements
and equipments. The roads have but
one thing to sell and that is transporta
tion. If not permitted to sell this at a
profit, how can they be expected to
serve the public satisfactorily? The
cost of operation has increased wonder
fully siqce war times have come. Why
should not their service be worth more?
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Finder please leave at Highway Trailer
Cos. and receive reward. 36tf
—Send your sales of tobacco to this
office. We gladly publish such items
and it also helps your neighbor keep
posted on the market.
TABLES OF DIGESTIBLE NUTRI
ENTS AND ENERGY VALUES
Compiled From Henry & Morrieorv
1915 Edition, Massachusetts 1911 >
Annual Report, Pennsylvania
[National Crop Improvement Service.]
Pro- Nutri- Therms
Kind of Feed tein ment Energy
Corn Meal (dry). 6.9 83.8 d76.6
Corn & Cob Meal 6.1 78.1 d65.2
Hominy Meal.... 6.3 83. d87.6
Gluten Feed..., 21.6 80.7 (k 68.1
Gluten Meal 31.7 80. 74.S
Corn Bran 5.8 73.1 ...
Wheat - 9.2 80.1 82.fi
Red Dog Flour.. 14.8 79.2
Flour Mid 15.7 78.2 77.6
Standard Mid... 13.4 69.3 57.6
Wheat Bran.... 12.5 60.9 d52.5
Wheat Mix. Feed 12.9 67.
Oats 9.7 70.4 66.2
Barley 9. 79.4 (k 72.6
Malt Sprouts... . 20.3 70.6 46.3
Brewers’ Grains.alß.7 63.6 60.
Buckwheat 8.1 63.4
Buckwheat Mid.. 24.6 76.6 75.9
Cottonseed Meal. 33.9 75.6 73.7
Cottonseed Hulls .3 37. 15.
Linseed Oil Meal 30.2 77.9 78.9
Beet Pulp—dried 4.6 71.6 60.
Corn Dist. Grains 16.2 67.6 57.5
Rye 9.9 81.
Rye Dist. Grains. 8.4 48.1 43.2
Fod., med. dry. 3.1 53.7 d30.5
Fodder, wet.... 2.2 39.9 24.
Stover, med. dry 2.1 46.1 32.5
Stover, wet.... 1.4 33.9 24.18
Timothy Hay... 3. 48.5 d41.9
Alfalfa 10.6 51.6 d30.4
Red Clover 7.6 50.9 d39.93
Clov.& Tim.,Mxd. 4. 46.2 40.6
Alfalfa 3. 14.6 12.45
Red Clover 2.7 17.1 16.17
Mixed Hay Z.. 2 17.7
Timothy 1.5 22.2 19.08
ROOTS AND SILAGE
Sugar Beet .... 1.2 14. k 16.9
Potatoes ...... 1.1 17.1 18.05
Rutabaga 1. 9.4 8.
Mangels 8 7.4 4.62
Silage 1.1 17.7 16.56
STRAW SHOULD BE SPREAD.
[National Crop Improvement Service.]
The feeding value of straw being
comparatively low, and the fertilizing
value being high, all straw should be
spread upon the fields and not burned
or wasted. The use of straw to pre
vent winter-killing of wheat is now
THE DAIRY RATION
Feeding Tables Hard to Follow on
Account of Variation of
[National Crop Improvement Service.]
For many years feeders have en
deavored to use so-called standard
tables showing the theoretical num
ber of pounds each of so-called di
gestible protein, fats and carbohy
drates. These methods are fatally
defective for the following reasons:
First, the tables call for so much
digestible food. If there was such a
thing as digestible food it might fur
nish a basis to go by, but digestible
food is really apparently digestible
food, in that it disappears In the body.
Just what use is made of it is not al
ways/ clear. Some of it turns into gas,
some is converted into heat, and much
of it is used in the labor of digesting
and handling the food. In the case
of straw and similar material, nearly
all of its energy is used up in the
labor of digesting it, leaving little or
no net gain. Straw should be re
turned to the soil. Take two samples
of dried barley grains, each contain
ing the same amount of digestible
food, and one will give twenty more
therms or heat units than the other.
One hundred pounds of digestible
food derived from roughage is about
equal to eighty pounds derived from
grain, so if we add together things
which are unlike, we get no tangible
results. It is like adding so many
pounds to so many gallons. So, the
digestible basis of figuring rations is
very inaccurate. The correct way is,
first, to ascertain liow much protein
and energy a cow needs to sustain
life and keep weight. You can get
this from your experiment station,
and ascertain how much is necessary
to make one pound of milk of a cer
tain fat test, and then feed her as
much protein and energy as is needed
to maintain her and supply food for
as many pounds of milk as she can
This is a very difficult problem
and few can do it, and we challenge
any two men to tackle the same prob
lem under the same conditions and
arrive at the same result.
We cannot tell unless we try to find
out, that a cow will not give more
milk on more feed, or maybe as much
milk on less feed. So feeding is large
ly experimental, as no two cows are
However, the law of averages will
hold, and the feeder can save all this
trouble and much loss by feeding a
ration which his experiment station
has in most cases made, say three to
four pounds of milk for each pound
of mixed feed.
There is one thing certain. The
more solids and fat in the milk, the
more feed needed per pound of milk.
So, a good mixed feed which is prop
erly combined and all the roughage
she will eat will greatly simplify your
feeding problem and a very little ex
perimenting will soon show you how
much concentrates each cow needs to
produce a maximum yield.
Dainty Summer Waists
Crepe de Chein Georgette Crepe
Silk Stripe Marquisette
The kind you have always liked and at a price you cannot
• afford to pass by.
PRINGLE, BROS. COMPANY
DEPARTMENT STORE EDGERTON, WISCONSIN.
Worse and Worse.
There is a story in connection with a
certain paper which tells how it re
ferred to two learned gentlemen as
“bibulous old flies” instead of “biblo
philes.” Next morning the editor re
ceived a very wrathful protest. In his
correction and apology, however, he
said something about “the learned gen
tlemen are too fastidious.” To the
editor’s horror the printer again dis
tinguished himself, and the statement
appeared “the learned gentlemen are
two fast idiots.”
A Motorcar Race In 1895.
In 1895 a few enthusiastic “horseless
carriage” manufacturers decided that
the time was ripe for a race. As we
look back at it now the contest was a
mechanical jest. The vehicles started
bravely and then stopped lamely while
their drivers made repairs. One in
ventor followed his mechanical wonder
with a team of horses. The Tvinner of
the race had averaged the mad speed
of seven and one-half miles an hour.
His engine, carefully tested after the
feverish contest was over, was found
to develop an amazing four horsepower.
—Waldemar Ivaempffert in Harper’s
Football and Matrimony.
“Well, I wish him luck,” said Mr.
Jones after reading in the paper an
account of the wedding of a popular
member of a college football team.
“But,” he added in a ruminating tone,
“marriage is very much like football.”
“Don’t talk so ridiculous!” snapped
Mrs. Jones. “How can you compare
football to marriage?”
“Why,” replied Jones, “it looks so
easy to those who haven’t tried it.”
“You claim to have loved and lost.”
“Yet you go around with a perpetual
grin on your face. When you have
loved and lost, deference to the lady
makes it proper not to appear to be
too cheerful a loser.” —Louisville Cou
In the prehistoric days of the Amer
ican continent the Indians called what
is now Ellis island, the immigrant sta
tion in New York harbor, Kioshk.
which in English meant Gull island
The tribes thereabout had some strange
traditions about it.
Around the Circle.
“In my time,” declared grandma,
“girls were more modest”
“I know,” said the flippant girl. “It
was a fad once. We may get back to
Nothing can bp lasting when reason
does not rule—Quintus Curtius Rufus
Buy a Bottle of
and make your furniture
is of the highest quality
Franklin MacVeagh & Cos.
25c per lb.
Ordinarily sold at 30c lb.
Old Fashioned Chocolates
35c per pound
Willson’s Cash Grocery
Robt. F. Willson, Prop. Phone No. 147
Curious Death Custom In Fiji.
The Fijians believe that in ease a
marriageable youth or maiden dies
without having gone through with the
elaborate nuptial knot tying ceremony
of the islands his or her soul is doom
ed to wander about forever in an in
termediate region between heaven and
When any one dies—man, woman or
child—a whale’s tooth is placed in the
hand of the corpse, the missile to be
thrown at the tree which stands as a
guidepost to point out the road that
leads to heaven and the one that leads
to hell.—London Mail.
It Was Going Too.
Bill—Where are you off to?
Jill l’m going downtown to the
“To have my watch fixed.”
“Isn’t your watch going?”
“Sure! I’m taking it along with
me.”—St Louis, Post-Dispatch.
Will Solve Your Dessert
Problem. Try a package.
makes fine iced tea
Shell peas as soon as taken from vines. Wash
and pack into jars, shaking down meanwhile. Set
the cans over luke warm water on the cloth cov
ered rack or on the bits of wood in the canner.
Put on the cover and let stand until the water
boils; then fill each jar to overflow with boiling
water and cook until the peas are nearly tender;
adjust the rubbers, add boiling water, and set the
lids in place; let cook ten minutes, then tighten
Make this store your head
quarters when you are in
the city. We buy eggs and
and will do all we can to
meet your wants.
“George Washington was never guilty
“Maybe not I don’t believe, in fact,
that he ever looked like his pictures
on our postage stamps. But, of course,
he wasn’t responsible for them.”—
“Electric wires must be quick tem
“Because it seems so dangerous to
cross them.”—Baltimore American.
Him—How did you like the stage
hangings in that Shakespeare show?
He—There weren’t no hangings, y’
boob! He killed ’em with a sword.—
Men who are low and are falling do
not revolt. It is men who, although
they may be low, are rising who re
volt.—W. G. Sumner.
in 2 and 5 lb. packages is
superior to all others
For a rich uncooked food buy
are always appreciated
in hot weather. Include
in your next order a
2.4 Grape Juice
All things needed in
Preserving can be had
Preparing For Patches.
When making kitchen aprons leave
the strings longer and wider than is
necessary, then when a patch is needed
cut off a piece of the apron string for
this purpose. This is better than using
anew piece, as the string has faded
with the apron.—Mothers* Magazine.
A Bit Heavy.
Barbour —You seem warm. Have
you been exercising? Waterman—Yes,
indeed. I went to the mutes’ dance
and swung dumb belles around all
Just What He Meant.
Editor—What do you mean by writ
ing such a phrase as “The house burnt
up?" We always say houses burn
down. Reporter Yes, but this one
caught fire in the cellar.
Better to be despised for too anxious
apprehensions than ruined by too con
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