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/ A MODEL COW STALL.
Btnt from Alabama Which May Prove of Value to Majiy Northern Dairy Farmers. I tried all kinds of ties, and every thing I could read of, and nothing would do until I tried this plan, but now the cow is always clean; never have to wash her, and it used to be every morning’s job to scrub the cow before I could milk her. First close up front of stall so cow can’t get her head through, and make a rack to feed rough feed in about four feet from floor, depending on shje of cow. I used a 14-inch board for the bot tom A as long as 1 wanted the rack w" V Ii -n. KEEP THE COWS CLEAN. to be; mine was four feet, letting the bottom droop slightly so the hay would always work to the front so che could get it all easily, and a Ix 4 piece B same length as A fastened at each end back two feet from C, and to this and the bottom A nailed Ix - Snch slat to make the bottom of rack; six to eight inches apart makes a good distance, as they can’t pull out and waste feed so easily. At D, I nailed a box in right hand corner near the floor to feed grain in, and t E bored a hole to fasten chain in, making it so she could reach her feed bor easily and also step back to reach up to eat out of rack. Then as she stood when tied, I took n 4x4-inch piece long enough to go across the etall and fastened securely just in front of her hind feet. Thus all ex crement fell behind this 4x4-inch piece, and when she went to lie down she put her head under the rack and laid in front of the piece in the dry. I bedded her thoroughly in front of this piece with chaff, and it kept dry ell winter; didn’t qeed to change it at all. and she was not out of her Btall from November Ist until April, for I had no place to turn her out. living in a town —Ed. S. McKean, in Epitomist. ABSURD DAIRY LAWS. Lrgal Enactments Won’t Make Good Rutter Nor Will They Make Clean Farmer*. In commenting on the clamor of many creamery butter makers for more rigid laws relative to the de livery of good milk to the creamery, Mr. A. W. Trow, of Minnesota, in the gt. Paul Farmer, w’ell says: “It may seem an advantage to some butter makers to shirk the responsi bility of refusing bad milk or cream, and have this responsibility carried by the state, but law’s have not the required elasticity nor exceptions. They cannot discriminate on qual ity. L aws can never step in to take the place of the tact and judgment of a butter maker. If good milk, good cream and many other good things could be obtained by making law’s w’e would now’ be subsisting on the angelic diet of the millenium, instead of milking cows to make butter. It is as difficult to legislate cleanliness as godliness into us farm ers. Better results will be obtained by politely, kindly but firmly, refus ing all unwholesome milk or cream, be it one day or a w’eek old. The greatest requisite to creamery suc cess is cooperation among patrons, directors and butter makers; and the enforcement of drastic law’s w.ithout great discretion is the quickest way of destroying cooperation. Three years ago w’e heard the head man of anew creamery say that the easiest way to get along with a crowd of farmers was to lay down a set of iron clad rules with severe penalties attached, draw a distinct line and whenever one of them failed to toe the scratch in complying with the rules to unceremoniously annihilate him With the aid of this policy it took this man but two years to com pletely annihilate the creaipery. The farmer will stand coaxing and rea soning but no bluff.” It is almost universally true that those creameries are the most suc cessful that possess butter makers that have a kindly, patient tact and the disposition *to get out among their patrons and convince them of the great value of better methods. Among the other antics of the flood in New’ Mexico there has been real wa ter la the Rio Grande, NUT TREES FOR TIMBER. Am bliutrr Which PromUe. Ur Returns In Cush Profits as Well as in Pleasure. Much is now being accomplished in educating 1 the public to the importance of timber preservation and the re habilitating of our forests, but some thing more seems necessary, as the preservation of what remains of our native forests only postpones the day of reckoning. / The especial value of hickory, cheat nut and walnut lumber is our occasion for urging the consideration of the planting of nut trees for their timber value, which will incidentally produce a valuable by-product in the nuts grown, thus making such a plantation a valuable property years before its maturity for lumber. This harvesting of annual crops also obviates, to a great extent the chief impediment in the way of planting for lumber only by the long time investment. By this plan the man who plants and cares for his nut grove is rewarded during his own day by the annual crops and his children have a veritable heritage in the lumber. , The present is none too soon to be gin planting for such purposes. The consumption of lumber of all kinds is increasing much more rapidly than in proportion to the increase of popula tion. In 50 3’ears the United States may have'double its present popula tion, and who can predict what the de mand for black walnut, chestnut or hickory lumber may be by that time? One thing is certain; if consumption continues as at present there will be no lumber of theae kinds on the market unless the trees are planted by this generation. Besides this, there are great tracts of land in many sections which are not w'dl adapted to ordinary agricultural operations which are peculiarly suit ed for growing timber. Our moun tain ranges are the natural home of the chestnut. Bottom lands which overflow too frequently for farming are often well adapted for the rapid growth of hickory and walnut, so that the waste places seem to be intended for such beneficent uses as growing timber and food. —J. F. Wilson, in Nut Grower. KILLING POTATO BUGS. An Excellent Way of Applying Pot oiionn SubMtnnceN Thoroughly, Cheaply and Rapidly. Poisoning potato bugs by hand on large plants is generally considered hard work. For the easiest w ay—and the best if one does not wish to use Bordeaux at the same time. for blight -—is this: Take an old-fashioned flour sieve holding six or eight quarts and attach it to a crooked stick with two branches, as shown in cut. A short search in almost any tree will find one of the right shape, • It is fastened to the sieve by three small bits of wire through gimlet holes in sieve. A stout piece of twine reaches from the two ends of the stick around the operator’s neck to support the weight. Instead of sieve a light box with wirecloth bot- SIEVE READY FOR USE. tom may be used. The sieve is filled with a dry mixture of paris green and land plaster or flour, one pound to 100 thoroughly mixed. The handle is car ried in one hand, the weight being on the neck and not noticed, while the other hand carries a very light stick, with which the sieve is lightly tapped when over potato hill. The poi son is very thoroughly, economically and rapidly applied, and apove all the work is very light. The sieve is held over a pan while filling, to avoid waste. —E. N. Barrett, in Epitomist. Cause of Dairy Prosperity. The remarkable increase in the production of milk and butter in the United States in the last decade was due far more to increased yield per cow than to increase in the number of cows. There is plenty of oppor tunity for an equally great increase in the production per cow during the present decade. As farmers become more careful and accurate in deter mining the relative production of their cows, the culling of their herds becomes more rigorous. This imme diately raises the average standard of production and tends, by aid of the laws of heredity, to increase the producing capacity of the descend ants of cows retained for dairy pur poses.—Midland Farmer. Corn which was soaked in the flood is being sold to the diitillers. Boh your whisky. AN HONEST STREAK. (Which Led a Maa Charged with * Theft to Take Himself to the Calaboose. Humor makes its appearance in queer places, but one would hardly expect to hnd it at the door of a house of correction, lays the Milwaukee Sentinel. An unfor tunate fellow was recently taken before a justice of the peace m Milwaukee, charged with stealing a quantity of wood. There was not much of a defense to offer, but an attorney who knew him volun teered to say a few words to the court in his behalf. . , The attorney began his talk, and, warm ing up to his suVject as he proceeded, finally succeeded in making a good plea for leniency. The justice, of course, found the prisoner guilty, but let him off with a sentence of 30 days in the house of cor rection. When the commitment had been made out it was discovered that there was no constable present, so the lawyer said to the prisoner: , “John, you know where the house of correction is. don’t you? ’ “Yes, sir.’* . “Well, here’s five cents and this paper. You take a car and go out there and give them this paper and they’ll let you in. Will you do it?” “Sure!” , .. A And the funny part of this story is that John kept his word. For Agred People. Bellflower, Mo., July 6th.—Mr. G. V. 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This is over a year ago, and. my trouble has not returned, so that 1 know my cure was a good, genuine, permanent one. “1 believe Dodd’s Kidney Pills are a splendid medicine for old people or any one suffering with Kidney and urinary* troubles, for although 1 am 84 years of age, they l have made me well.” Its Status. —Tourist —“What is the size of this place, uncle?” Colored Citizen — “Dis town hao got about 2,000 popularity, sah! ” —Puck. Don’t Get Footsore! Get Foot-Ense. A wonderful powder that cures tired, hot, aching feet and makes new or tight shoes easy. Ask to-day for Allen’s Foot-Ease. Accept no substitute. Trial package FREE. Addlress A. S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y. Arrogance is always the sign of a little and unbenevolent temper, having no more greatness in it than the swelling of the dropsy.—Collier. America’s Summer Resorts. 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