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The independent. [volume] (Lincoln, Neb.) 1902-1907, July 12, 1906, Image 11

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JULY 12, 1906
tells us to give the horse grass, in
any part of his daily ration. Nature
tells that the only . real and proper
feed of the horse is the things that he
gets in fields and pastures, and while
we can not depend upon grass as a
feed to give strength to do great work
on, we can depend upon it to give tone
and strength to the digestive system
and to purify and get the blood in con
dition and bear the heat of the hot
Grass is better thin condition pow
ders and cheaper than stock food and
fully as nutritious. ,, Of course you
should be careful when a horse haa
been on dry feed for six months to not
let him have too much the first few
days, and he should as much as pos
sible be grassed before feeding him
- The wonder is that so few stockmen
use silage when it is well established
that it Is the cheapest form of rough
age grown under almost all condi
tions. The time was when, land was
so cheap that roughage was cheaply
produced. But in most sections that
has passed. The "farmers must begin
to consider, a cheaper feed than hay.
The value of silage is not alone in
the cheapness of the fodder it con
tains but it has a value that dry
feed never can have, regardless of
land values. .
The silo should be as common on
the farms of the great stockraising
and dairy states as corn-cribs are now.
The annual job of filling the silo
should be as much a factor of farming
as the periodical return of the tresh
ing machine.
Silage is better for cows than hay.
It is better for steers than dry fodder.
It is excellent for sheep, horses and
hogs. It is more economical than
shredded fodder.
Before fall comes, we hope many of
our readers will determine to build
a silo. Begin early to investigate this
matter and be sure you know what
you are about before you build. Get
the valuable experience of others and
avoid mistakes. The silo is not a
cure-all. It has been booiied in an
extravagant manner by some of its en
thusiasts. Do not expect too much
of it. The silo is a good thing in
the possession of a sensible man. The
small per cent of gains due to the
feeding of silage is worth considering.
Prosperity doesn't come so much from
great profits as from saving the little
losses, stopping the little leaks, and
using the small helps. The silo is no
marvel oi'" wonder, It is as sensible
a building as the corncrib or granary.
It is even more economical. .
The Illinois experiment station at
Urbana has issued a bulletin that tells
all about silo building, and the ex
periment station at Madison, Wis., haa
one equally as good. We are anxious
to have our readers study up on silos
before fall so they can have the silo
built in time to receive the corn
about shocking time.
The Colorado experiment station has
completed an experiment in which a
comparison between alfalfa cut in
lengths of half an inch and alfalfa
ground was made in the fattening of
pigs. It required 4.77 pounds of corn
and alfalfa, mixed at the rate of three
pounds of corn to one of alfalfa to
produce one pound of grain, while 4.81
pounds of corn and ground alfalfa,
mixed in proportion of three parts of
corn to one of alfalfa were eaten for
one pound of grain, not counting la
bor. ..With cut alfalfa costing $8 a ton
and ground alfalfa at $16 a ton, the
cost of producing 100 pounds of gain
with the former was $2.62, and with
the ground alfalfa $3.12. With corn
and cut alfalfa fed in equal parts by
weight, the cost of producing 100
pounds of .gain .was $2.72. With corn
aud ground alfalfa fed m equal parts
by weight, the cost was $3.69. These
results go to show, says the report
of the experiment, that at the prices
quoted cut alfalfa is more economical
to feed than ground alfalfa, and that
a ration consisting of three-fourths
corn and one-fourth alfalfa is cheaper
than one consisting of half corn and
half cut alfalfa for fattening pigs.
Grinding alfalfa is an expensive pro
cess, and it is doubtful if machinery
can be improvised which will grind
it as cheaply as it can be ground by ;
NOTICE Send 25 cents to the Inde
pendent, Lincoln, Neb., and the paper
will be mailed to you each week until
after November election. For $1.00 the
paper will be mailed to seven different
addresses until after the election. Send
In your subscriptions.
Puzzled Pa
The country boy who was going to
play on the college baseball team had
written a letter to the old folks down
"I reckon he's gettin' on all righfr,"
drawled the old man, as he scruti
nized the page, "but 'pears to me he's
doin' some things that a ' gal ought
to do."
"How's that, Hiram?" asked the old
lady. '
"Why, the other day he says he
made two or three muffs."
Which is now on saves you f ronrio to 50 per cent in every department,
except Groceries. Get one of our large two-page circulars and see for
yourself what you can save by trading at our big store.
At One-Fifth Off
All our Wool Dress Goods, Table Linens, Dress Ginghams, Ribbons,
Laces and Embroideries; Gloves, Corsets, Belts, Baby Hoods, Sun-bonnets,
Underwear and Lace Curtains.
This shoe eale is one of the rare
Bargain Events which takes place
but twice a year.
Wise buyers provide themselves
with Footwear at these Clearance
Sa.'s, not only for today, but for
coming needs.
FOOTWEAR must go. Our store
will hum with expressions of satis
faction from pleased patrons., It will
be a quick turning of shoes into cash.
The cash we can use the shoes we
have no use for. Don't miss this un
nsual opportunity.
A special discount on fti 1 Shoes
and Oxfords; 20 per cent to 35 per
cent discount on broken lines of
Shoes and Oxfords.
We wish it were possible to give
such values always.
At One-Third Off
On Ladies' Hand Bags, Parasols and a special lot of Umbrellas.
One-Fifth to One-Third Off
' On Everything in the Ready-to-wear Department.
10 to 33 1-3 per cent discount on all Men's Furnishings and shoes.
On Curtain Swisses, Cretons, Denims, Silkolines, Tickings, Towelings,
Prints, Ginghams, Sheets, Sheetings, Muslins and Pillow Cases.
&) AND
25 to 50 per cent
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