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TWICE-A-WEEK
PLAIN DEALER
TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 1910.
BY MEAD PUBLISHING CO
Official Paper ot City and County
First Among all the States in Pro
ducing Drain Tile.
GEOLOGICAL REPORT FIGURES
The Mineral Products of the State In
creased in Value and Coal Alons
Went Up In Price, Re
port Shows.
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Des Moines, Jan. 29.—Ibwa held her
position as first among all the states
in producing and using drain tile dur-1
ing the year 1908, according to "Min
eral Production in Iowa," by S. W.
Bpyer ot Ames, which is a part of
the Iowa geological report for that
year just sent to the state bindery by
State Printer Emory H. English. Dur
ing that year the output of sewer pipe
was doubled, and Mason City, with
eight completely equipped, monster
plants, became the greatest drain tile
manufacturing center in the world.
Webster county also came to the
front as a drain tile producing center
during the same period. The gain in
the value of clay products for the en
tire state was 10 per cent.
Mineral products of all kinds for
the year had a value of $18,090,447 as
compared with a total of $17,627,925 in
1907. The total value of coal mined
in the state was $11,772,228 as com
pared with $12,258,012 in 1907, and the
total value of clay products was $4,
$78,627 against $3,733,476 in 1907.
Since there was a loss in the value of
the coal produced, the total was due
to the opening of the Northwestern
States Portland Cement company'B
plant at Mason City.
AH prices were lower than In 1907,
except that of coal, the price of which
averaged 3 cents a ton higher, break
ing the record for- high coal prices
since 1880. The loss in coal produc
tion was nearly 6 per cent, and the
largest falling off was in Monroe
county. Polk and Mahaska were the
exceptions and showed a gain In the
amount of coal mined. The number
of men employed in the mines was
the largest and the number of days
of work the lowest since 1897.
Because of the manifold useB of ce
ment introduced and generally prac
ticed, and because of the movement
for bettering the highways and roads
ft of the state there was a decided in
crease in the sand and gravel produc
tion. The amount of gypsum produc
ed was less than in 1907, and its total
value was $564,688. Pottery showed
little change from 1907, the total value
being $18,710, while the production of
raw clay was less than in the previous
year, with a value of only $3,690.
Stone production fell off 12% per cent,
and the quarry output was worth only
$569,775.
.. Big Gain In Insurance in 1909.
There was an enormous increase in
the. amount of insurance written In
Iowa during the year 1909, according
to a statement made by Auditor
Bleakly in reference to the insurance
securities now on file in his depart
ment. He states that the increase of
these securities amounted to $5,000,
000 for the past year." This, he says,
gives some idea of the growth of the
business during the year, for in pro
portion to the increase in the busi
ness written the amount of securities
filed is increased.
His statement shows that at the be
ginning of the present year there
was on file in his office insurance se
curities aggregating $37,772,203.62,
., while at the end of the year 1908
there was on file in his office securi
ties amounting to $32,881,310.33.
Auditor Bleakly predicts that if the
'present ratio of increase in the insur
ance written continues for two or
three years that at the end of that
-. peniod the securities on file in his of
fice will reach the enormous sum of
-f $50,000,000. In no one year has there
ever been an increase of $5,000,000 in
tha securities filed.
Oysters and Water.
State Food and Dairy Commission
ier Wright has instituted proceedings
against Grant Ramsey of Grinnell. for
-the alleged sale of oysters containing
a greater per cent of water than al
lowed by law.
a Clothing Store Bankrupt.
Marian Alice Christy, proprietor of
a clothing store in the Hawkeye
building on Seventh street, filed a pe
v-fti tition with United States Commission
er McArthur asking that her debts be
discharged.
Rev. Graham 'Dead.
The Rev. J. D. Graham, pastor of
the United Presbyterian church at
Summerset in Warren county, died
from the effects of pneumonia. Hg
leaves a wife and three children.
Feed Prices Up foi the Farmers.
The state board of control tried to
buy some alfalfa hay for the institu
tion at Gfenwood and discovered that
$8 to $18 a ton. They report feed for
live stock as unusually scarce In the
state.
Sleep Outdoors.
The new sleeping apartment at the
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Press Club Will Move.
Definite steps were taken by "the
Press club of Des Moines at Its spe
cial meeting in considering a removal
to the new Younker building between
Seventh and Eighth streets on West
Locust street. By a unanimous vote
of the club, the matter was referred
to the executive committee of the or
ganization and that body has signed
a lease for the rooms for five years.
When club moves to the new build
ing, the structure will be named the
Press club building by its owner,
Falk Younker. The Press club will
occupy the entire third floor of the
building which will be turned into one
of the most modern suites of club
rooms in the city.
Following the business meeting of
the club, an informal reception was
held in honor of the Indiana editors
who were in the city studying the Des
Moines plan of government
May Raise Peanuts..
S. Carter Livingston, a Philadelphia
capitalist and promoter, was in Des
Moines investigating the prospects of
locating a large peanut farm and salt
ing factory In Polk county near Des
Moines. Mr. Livingston left the city
well satisfied with the results of his
trip and stated that it is probable that
the farm will be established shortly.
Mr. Livingston stated that he has
spoken to several persons in the coun
try who have raised peanuts as a pri
vate venture and that he is well
pleased with the results reported by
them.
"I think that Iowa should be an
ideal place for peanut fanming," he
said. "Warmth is not necessary and
fertile land is far more important.
This is found in abundance in the
state and I think that all conditions
are ideal for such a farm."
Bleakly Divide* Funds for Schools.
State Auditor Bleakly has complet
ed the work of apportioning the in
terest on the permanent school fund
for 1909 to the various county audit
ors to be distributed by them to each
school district in their county.
The sum available for distribution
is $215,831.94. The county auditors
distribute on the basis of 31.52 cents
for each child of school age. Under
this plan Polk county gets the big
gest sum. The largest sums are paid
as follows: Polk county^ $9,619.93
Woodbury, $7,060.48 Linn, $5,564.22
Scott, $5,625.14 Dubuque, $5,486.06
Pottawattamie, $5,062.12, and Clinton
county, $4,514.24.
Old Settlers in Reunion.
The Swedish Old Settlers' societj
held its annual meeting in Scandia
hall in East Des Moines. The meeting
was addressed by Hon. George L.
Dobson, treasurer of Polk county. Mr.
Dobson formerly was United States
consul to China, and his talk was of
the experiences he had in that coun
try.
A. V. Nelson was elected president
of the organization Otto Peel, vice
president August Engwald, secretary,
and A. A. Carlson, treasurer.
State Reading Circle Meets Feb. a.
The annual meeting of the State
Reading circle will be held on Tues
day, February 8. The state superin
tendent of schools is the permanent
president of the circle. Other officers
are to be elected at the approaching
annual meeting. Also two books to
be used by the teachers of the state
in their professional reading for the
year are to be selected.
Music Festival a Coliseum Event.
Dr. M. L. Bartlett, dean of Des
Moines musicians, announces that the
Coliseum will be the scene of a great
musical festival on April 11 and 12—
a festival in which Mme. Schumann
Heink and the Minneapolis Symphony
orchestra will participate.
City Settles Heavy Claim.
The council has authorized City So
licitor R. O. Brennan to settle the
claim growing out of injuries result
ing to Mrs. J. M. Jennings for $4,800.
Mrs. Jennings suffered a permanent
injury to her spine by a fall on a de
fective sidewalk in 1908.
Farmer Goes Bankrupt.
Elton A. Lyon, a farmer living near
Pleasantville. filed a petition in bank
ruptcy with Commissioner McArthur.
Lyon says he has debts amounting to
$1,588.89 and his only property which
is valued at $200 he claims to be ex
empt.
Will Observe Birthdays.
Washington's and Lincoln's birth
days will both bis celebrated in thd
public schools by order of the school
board. The regular sessions will be
held in the mornings and special prfr
grams given in the afternoons.
Celebrated Golden Wedding.
Major A. S. Carper and Mrs. Carp
er celebrated their golden wedding at
their home in East Des Moines. Maj
or Carper was a soldier in an Illinois
regiment and came to Des Moines
immediately after the war.
Council Remits Ball Club's Taxes.
Disregarding the report of Council
man Schramm, which declared the re
mission of taxes for the Des Moines
baseball club would be illegal, the
city council cariii the measure by a
vote of four to one.
...... ter, Ohio, R. R. No. 3, "as when a
the price had suddenly gene up from
..-v.,.: .. my ur children of croup." Infallible
,, tuberculosis colony south of the city for c0UCh8
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Display Room All Contracted For.
Although the first annual show of
the Des Moines Automobile .Manufac
tureis' associaticn was decided upon
less than two weeks ago, every foot
of display room at the Coliseum has
already been sold.
Saved from Awful Peril.
"I never felt so near my grave,"
writes Lewis Chamberlin, of Manchcs-
frig|,tful
cough and lung trouble pulled
me d»wn to 115 pounds in spite of many
remedits and the best doctors. Ana
that I am alive today is solely due to
Dr. King's New Discovery, which com
pletely cured me. Now I weigh 160
pounds andcanwor1' hard. It also cured
atHj
haB heen completed and is now ready tHjn rem dy for LaGrippe, Asthma,
for use. There are now. fourteen pa-1desperatejung trouble and all bronchial
tients at the hospital. affections, 50c and $1.00. A trial bottle
free. Guaranteed by P. A. Clemmer.
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Colds,' is the most cer-
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ANOTHER FAR'
MINE DISASTER
TEN MEN DEAD AND 17 ARE MIS
SING AS RESULT OF GAS
EXPLOSION.
THE GOVERNMENT IS DISMAYED
Explosion of Fire Damp Believed to be
Cause of Disaster at Primero, Col.
—Frenzy Acfor.ipanied Remov
al of Seal on Cherry Mine.
Government Dismayed.
Washington, Feb. 2.—Officials
of the United States geological
survey view, with dismay, the
rapidity with which recent mine
disasters have called for the ser
vices of the few trained men at
the command of the survey aiding
mine rescue work. All the avail
able men are at present in the
field. Wherefore it pointed out
that if another disaster should oc
cur before the men now -at work
have finished their immediate
tasks, the survey would be help
less to send men to assist. Such
a condition should be remedied
they believe by providing more
men for this work.
Two of the trained helmet men
of the survey from the permanent
station at the University of Illinois
at Champaign, III., are now at
Cherry, III. Two of the survey's
experts from the station at Pitts
burg are hurrying to Primero,
Col. The only two other men at
the survey's command have start
ed from Pittsburg for Drakesboro,
Ky.
Drakesboro, Ky., Feb. 2.—Then men
are known to be dead and 17 others
missing, presumed to be penned up in
entries by falls of slate, as a result of
a gas explosion in the Browder mine,
one and one-half miles from Drakes
boro. Eight of the bodies have been
recovered, all of them horribly mutil
ated, some of them beyond identifica
tion.
Because oi the accumulation of gas
es in the entry where the explosion oc
curred, 170 feet beneath the ground
and 700 feet oack from the mine shaft
it was impossible to begin active res
cue work until six hours after the dis
aster occurred.
The damage to the mine, investigat
ing parties have discovered, was not
material and is confined to the east
entry. There were 100 men in the
mine at the tim» of the explosion,
more than halt of them in the west
entry. All of them hastened to the
cages and were quickly drawn to the
top. Later all in the east entry, ex
cept the unfortunate 27, found their
way to the shaft and were brought
out to safety.
Bodies Tossed Many Feet.
As soon as it was safe to begin with
the rescue work, miners were sent
down in relays. In the immediate vi
cinity of the explosion ten men iiad
been working. The concussion tossed
the bodies distances of many feet. The
remaining missing men were in en
tries, but a few feet distant from the
workings where there was the great
est known loss of life and the search
ing parties have been unable to locate
these entries. It is believed all the
men entombed there are dead. The
P* mouth presents a pitiful scene,
with Mie shrieking wives of the dead
and missing miners crowding about
awaiting reports.
It is believed that the explosion was
caused by a track repairer going into
an abandoned room with an uncover
ed lamp as the room is shattered al
most to atoms and the body of the
repairer is- nowhere to be seen.
Thp Browder mine, together with
three others in this vicinity, was re
cently purchased by a syndicate of
Tennessee and West Virginia capital
ists.
Primero, Colo., Feb. 2.—Forty-seven
dead victims of the explosion in the
main mine of the Colorado Fuel &
Iron Company, in this place have
been brought to the surface and 32
others dead are believed to be still
inside.
As the day wore on hope gave way
and the full import of the disaster
broke upon the survivors although
from every quarter aid was being
rushed to the scene. The first rescue
party to enter in the slope proceeded
to the seventh entry than turned and
made a way across the main slope.
Some fire was found in the cross cut
and extinguished. Near the west end
,of the eighth entry a pile of dead
'mules was encountered. A little be
yond were found the bodies of 14
men.
Big Cave-in Encountered. 1
Turning back toward the main slope
on entry 8, the rescuers penetrated
until a big cave-in was encountered
Here in the midst of a pile of dead
mules and the bodies of dead human
companions, the rescuers fouhd Don
acio Yergen, whose survival is the
miracle of the disaster. He was found
by J. B. Manley, who was startled to
see Vergen open his eyes and say in
pleading tones:
^Please may I go home now?"
Vergen walked unassisted to the air
shaft, where he was carried out. He
is all right. After finding a man alive,
the work of rescue was resumed with
renewed activity, but the hope of
finding any more alive almost van
ished as time went on. Most of the
victims were believed to be in entries
9, 10, 11 and 12. It may be days be
fore the rescuers reach them.
The machine shop of the mine has
been converted into a morgue, but the
bodies will be sent to Trinidad. Sup
plies are being rushed from all the
surrounding camps. Sheriff J. S. Oris
ham of Las Animas county and Sheriff
Farr of Huerfano are sending armed
deputies to assist.
The total number of deaths as the
result of the disaster will not exceed
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NEW N. D. SENATOR*
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8enator Wm. Pureed.
Senator Purcell of Wahpeton ha#
taken his seat as successor to Senator
Thompson.
79. This estimate is made Dy mine
officials and is based on the number
of safety lamps not turned in.
Many Anxious to Help.
Superintendent Thompson was re
inforced by every superintendent and
expert within reaching distance of the
mine, and hundreds of miners stood
about the shaft begging for a chance
to join one of the rescue parties.
With the Cherry, 111., disaster fresh
in their minds, frantic women and chil
dren surged against the ropes drawn
to keep them from the shaft and
begged the rescuers to bring back the
husbands and fathers. Some of the
women attempted to join the workers
below and had tp be restrained by
force. As each body was brought to
the surface, the women gathered
about it with shrieks and prayers.
Until the workings can be opened,
the cause of the explosion will remain
unknown. The officials declare that
safety lamps were used in every por
tion of the mine and that every pre
caution was taken to prevent accident.
Coroner J. H. Guilfoil has taken
charge of the bodies and has ordered
80 coffins from Denver.
Fire Damp Blamed for Disaster.
The disaster was caused by an ex
plosion of firedamp, according to a
surveyor of the catastrophe on Jan.
23, 1907, in the same mine, in which
24 lives were lost.
The same authority holds that the
explosion was caused by the ignition
of gas from a flame originated prob
ably through the carelessness of some
miner in direct violation of mine
rules, either through the priming of
a cap for a fuse, or the lighting of a
match surreptlously carricd into the
workings.
Officials refuse to give out any
statement regarding the probable
cause. However, they admit that
some violation of mine rules will be
found to be responsible.
The Primero mine is equipped with
the most modern appliances, each
miner carrying a safety lamp and all
are searched for matches before they
are allowed to enter the workings.
Scenes of Frenzy at Cherry.
Cherry, III., Feb. 2.—Work was re
sumed in the St. Paul mine by scores
of men, following the removal of the
hermetic seal that had kept the mine
closed for two months. Frantic ef
forts will be made to clear the mine
of noxious vapors and recover the 160
odd bodies of miners who have lain
entombed in the lignite labyrinths
since the fire broke out on Nov. 13.
It was a tedious task to remove the
tons of cement and steel rails from
the mouths of the shafts, but many
women stood riveted, staring blankly
at the workmen as they uncovered
the shambles.
The spectators were mostly young
widows, some only 16 years old. The
women were all quiet during the re
moval of the lid.
But when James Webb, mine expert
of the University of Illinois, Thomas
Moses and Hector McAllister, state
mine inspectors, protected by oxygen
helmets, descended 350 feet to the
bottom of the pit and procured a
sample of the deadly gases that oozed
from the mouth of the great well,
nerves became tense.
Cap Ordered Removed.
Home Course
In Live Stock
Farming
VIII.—Managing the Dairy
.. Farm. ....
By C. V. GREGORY,
Author of "Home Course In Modern
Atfriculture," "Making Money on
the farm," Etc. -J-
Copyright, 1909, by American Press
Association.
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Following this report, Kicliard New
sam, president of the state mining
board, ordered the cap removed from
the air shaft so that the poisonous
fluids could be sucked out. The hel
met men then descended in the cage
to tack oilcloth over holes cut through
the shaft wall last fall by Chicago
firement for hose leads.
-,
Singer, Yankee Aviator, Falls.
Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 2. Mortimer
Singer, the American aviator, fell with
and aeroplane in which he was prac
ticing here. Both of his legs and an
arm were broken. Singer had a nar
row escape in May last when the bal
loon in which he was rising at Se
ville, Spain, dashed against the rail
way station and bounding off struck
a moving train. Ballast was unloaded
in the nick of time, however, and the
balloon shot upward. Last montb
Singer contested for the Michelin cup
at Mourmelon. France.
For Sale.
40 acres in Paris twp., being the se
of the ne of section 36-99-12, joining
Albert Hovorka's farm.
J. J. KRAI,,,
37tf Eastman, Wis
PANTOBIUM
NYOUR
OW YQU CAN GET
SUIT PRESSED
t'vcrv week at the rate of
$1.00 per month.
You are invited to come in
and give me a trial order.
Satisfaction Guaranteed."-
Will Hamilton, Prop.
AT THE KRAFT CLOTHING
STORE.
HEN properly carried on
dairying is one of the most
profitable branches of live
stock farming. The work is
somewhat confining, but that is not a
serious objection as long as the profits
keep coming in. As shown in article^
dairying removes less fertility from
the farm than any other branch ot
live stock farming. Dairying is adapt
ed to many localities where general
farming cauuot be carried on. Low,
wet land or that too billy to be culti
vated can be profitably utilized aa
pasture for dairy cows. There is lit
tle danger of the dairy business being
overdone. As population increases, the
demand for dairy products becomes
greater. The dairy cow produces food
more economically than any other
class of farm animals.
in starting in the dairy business the
type of cow to select will depend
largely on conditions. For the gen
eral farm, where dairying is more or
less of a side issue, the dual purpose
cows bave many advocates. They give
a fair amount of milk and produce
calves that feed into satisfactory beef
animals. The worst trouble with dual
purpose cows is that they cannot be
bred true to type with any degree, of
certainty. Once in awhile an extra
Fia XIV.—GOOD TYPE OP SHORTHORN.
good one will be found, but there is
little certainty of her heifer calves
being like ber. They tend to go either
to the beef or dairy type. A whole
berd of first class dual purpose cows
is hard to obtain and to keep when
it has beeu obtained.
Selecting the Cows.
If dairying is to be made a prominent
feature of the farming operations it
will pay to go Into one of the special
ized dairy breeds. These special pur
pose dairy cows are machines for turn
ing out milk, and the best ones do it
effectively and breed true to type.
There is little choice between breeds.
The Jerseys give very rich milk, but
are small in size and cannot stand un
favorable conditions well. Holsteins
are hardier, larger and can use more
rough feed to advautage. Their calves
can be turned into quick and profitable
veal, and their large milk flow means
more sUinimilk for calves and pigs.
Where milk is being sold the small per
centage of fat is a disadvantage.
Guernseys are hardier than Jerseys.
Thoy give a little more milk with a lit
tle lower percentage of fat. The inilk
is valuable for city trade because of a
high percentage of solids other than
fat.
Far more important than breed is In
dividuality. There are three things to
be taken into consideration In select
ing a dairy cow—type, performance
and pedigree. Tbe dairy type is gen
erally recognized as being wedge shap
ed. wide and deep behind and nar
rower in front. Tbe three most impor
tant points to look for are quality, con
stitution and capacity. Tbe skin should
be pliable and the borns and hair fine.
A coarse animal is seldom a satisfac
tory milk and butter producer. There
should be no tendency to lay on fat. A
dairy cow is worked to the limit dur
ing most of her life and must have a
strong constitution to keep up under
the strain. This is indicated by a
roomy chest and large nostrils.
The capacity of the cow Is of two
kinds, digestive and milk producing.
She uiust have good digestive capac
ity. as shown by a long, deep, roomy
barrel, in order to be able to handle
the amount of feed necessary to fur
nish material for a large milk yield.
Milk producing capacity is Indicated
by a large, well balanced udder, ex
tending wejl forward and well up be
tween the legs behind. The veins
which run forward from the udder
should be large and twisted, as this
is an indication of a large milk flow.
Worne cows have a digestive capacity
tuo large for their milk producing ca
pacity. while some are the other way.
Tbe most economical producer of milk
is obtained when these two are bal
anced. The teats should be long and
well placed for convenience In milk
ing.
By far tbe most important point In
selecting a cow is ber performance
record. This shows just how much
milk and butter she can produce In a
given time. Directions for testing
cows will be given later.
The pedigree of a dairy cow Is val
uable mainly for the performance rec
ords of her ancestors. The record of
ber grandmother on her sire's side Is
especially important, as a good cow
is more liable to transmit her qualities
through her sons than through her
daughters.
Another point that should not be neg
lected. especially if milk or cream Is
being sold, is buying cows subject to
the tuberculin test It is definitely
knowu that tuberculosis can be trans
mitted from cows to man through the
milk. It will pay to keep only cows
that are known to be free fro.m dis
ease. Id tbe bands of an experienced
veterinarian tbe tuberculin test can be
relied on to give satisfactory results.
Selecting the Bull.
The selection of-a bull to bead tba
'A®
berd is of fnlly as great importance as
the selection of the cows. The main
points to look for in a dairy bull are
quality, constitution and roominess of
barrel. He should be of good disposi
tion. but sbould show plenty of mascu
linity Id a strong bead and a thick
crest. A bull that looks like a eow
will not have the ability to reproduce
his good points in bis offspring with
any degree of certainty. The bull's
pedigree is also important. The rec
ords of his mother and other female
ancestors are very good Indications oi
the inherent milk producing qualities
that he possesses.
In most cases it pays to breed dairy
cows for fall calving. The greatest
milk flow will then come in the winter,
when there Is no field work to do.
Then when grass comes the milk flow
is stimulated, and the cow is kept up
to her maximum production for the
longest possible time. When cows that
calve in the spring are put on dry feed
in the fall the milk yield is reduced
and the total yearly product lessened.
The cow should always be dried up
at least three weeks before calving,
even if she is still giving a consider
able quantity of milk. She will come
through the ordeal of calving it! enough
better shape to make up for the milk
lost. A day or two previous to calv
ing she should be shut up by herself
somewhere and given loosening and
cooling feeds, such as bran mashes
with a little oilmeal added. Some
one sbould always be with the cow
when she calves in order to render any
assistance that may be necessary,
though if the cow is in good health
she will usually have no difficulty.
The worst trouble to which highly
bred dairy cows are subject is milk
fever, which is described in article 5.
The calf should be given ttie first
milk, as this will start its digestive
system to working. The milk will be
all right to use in four or five days
if tbe cow is not sick. Dntil thatjlme
the calf may be allowed to suck.
Disposing of the Calves.
Tbe question of what to do with the
calves is an important one on the dairy
farm. The heifers sbould generally be
saved, as some of them will be needed
to replace some of the cows in the
herd, and the others can be readily sold
at good prices. Probably the best way
to dispose of tbe bull calves is to veal
them. After they are from ten days to
two weeks old they should be changed
to skimmilk gradually, taking two or
three days to make tbe coniplete
change, it will not be long after this
until they will begin to eat a little
cornmeal. If it is given after they bave
had their milk and are looking for
something to suck. Tbe meal may be
increased in amount slowly, being care
ful not to feed more than they will eat
up clean.
The care and feed of the heifer
calves which are to be kept for cows
sbould be much tbe same as advised
for steer calves in a preceding arti
cle. except that the grain ration should
consist of oats or bran instead of corn.
The heifers sbould be kept growing
well, but should not be given fattening
feeds or feed of any kind In large
enough quantities to cause them to be
come fat. If the tendency to lay on
fat is developed in a heifer she is lia
ble to continue to fatten after she is
grown.
In case the calves get to scouring, a
little blood meal put in the milk will
stop it. The amount of milk should
never be more than eight to ten quarts
a day. Most of the failures In raising
skimmilk calves are caused by feed
ing too much milk or" by putting grain
into' the milk. Plenty of clover hay
sbould be kept where the calves can
get at it. Fed in this way, they will
make profitable veal at from eight to
ten weeks of age.
In order to tell just which cows are
tbe most profitable it pays to keep
record of them. The most practicable
way to do this is to weigh the milk
for six consecutive milklngs once a
month at tbe same time each montb.
Multiplying tbe average of these six
weights by the number of days in the
month gives the amount of milk pro-
FIG. XV.—GOOD TYPE OP DAIBT COW.
iluci'd during the month. To deter
mine the amount of fat in the milk a
sumple should be taken from each of
the six milUlugs. Before taking the
samples the milk sbould be well mixed
by pouriug from one dish to another
several times. Thp samples should be
proportional to the size of tbe milking.
In ,warm weather a formaldehyde tab
let should be put in I be milk to keep
It from spoiling until it can be tested.
Most erearuerymen are glad to do test
ing for their patrons, or you can do it
yourself with a small band tester. A
four bottle tester, with equipment for
testing, can be bought for about $5.
Directions for testing will be given in
article 10.
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FINAL REPORT.
I n-t he District Court of Howard County, Iowa
Notice of Hearing of Final Report.
In the matter of the KHOUO of Mary Ann
Wewsel, Deceased.
To Fredeiicka Muiiselman, Lewis MusBel
miui, Mrs. Minnie Walters, John A, Weasel,
Kate MuBHelman, Arthur MusseliuRn, Fred
MiiKBelman, William G. Wensel, Harry MUH*
selman, Lizzie blander, Henry Weasel and
all other persons intercHteri in said estate:
You ana each of you ai»: hereby notified
that there IK now on file in the office o/the
Clerk of the District Cot of Howard
County, Iowa, the linal leport of A. W.
Ishell, executor of the estate of Mary Ann
Wessel, deceased. Said report askB that said
executor be authorized to pay the amount
due Henry Wessel from said estate to the
Clerk of the District Court of Howard
County, Iowa, and that unless you appear
thereto and show cause why said final report
should not be approved on or before noon of
the 2nd day of the next term of said court,
appointed to bo held in the Court House in
appointed to DO neta in uie uoiiri iioune
March
1910, said report wiu be approved and |,
said administrator
bondunlfeli released
discharged, and his
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H*Seutor,
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CEESCO, IOWA.
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W. REED, Vice-Pres.
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Owuer and Proprietor of the only Com
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Attorney and Counselor at Law
CRESCO, IOWA
will practice In all the courts ot the state
make loans, and attend to buying and feeillDK
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