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on the Farm Eight Studies In the Growing of Our Own Live Stock. EDITOIVS NOTE. The Extension Division of the Uni versity of Arkansas, in co-operation with the United States Department of Agriculture, will offer this year, through this paper, a free correspond ence course in "The Growing of Farm Animals.” Preceding lessons may bo had on request. The additional les »ons on "The Growing of Farm An imals" will be “Sheep and Goat liais ing, ” "Stock Farm Management.” GROWING ANIMALS ON THE FARM * -sa&.j» No. C. Growing Horses and Mules. By H. A. Sandhouse, Assistant Profes sor of Animal Husbandry, Uni versity of Arkansas. The breeding of horses and mules -is generall' considered as a side issue in genera! farm practice, more so than in breeding any other class of stock. The majority of farmers raise only a few colts each year, the number de pending somewhat on the number of animals used and the nature of the ■work required of the mares at foaling time. liven though we are living in what might be termed the motor age, there is still a great demand for good farm and heavy draft horses, which should he an incentive for the farmer to breed more and better horses. The mule is especially adapted to South ern conditions, having a greater re sistance to heat, and they are hardier, more decile and sure-footed than the horse. In selecting breeding animals the average breeder generally selects his brood mares from his best farm work mares. The brood mare r.hould have a refined and matronly appearance, and still have sufficient capacity for the foetus as shown by a large, deep ribbed body. Since most of the mares are grades, the relative influence of sire and dam is apparently in favor or the sire. l ue graue sire may possiui.v navt a good appearance, but, coming from mixed breeding of unknown ancestry, it is hard to determine what his colts will resemble. The pure bred will impro\e his offspring as the tendency is to produce animals like the sire. The characteristics of the male mare should be emphasized, since the mule inherits much of its form front the mare. She should have size, weight and good conformation. Be cause of the generally recognized comparatively coarse qualities of the jack, ntule mares should have refine ment and quality. Heavy draft ntares are not as desirable as those which have some hot blood from the lighter breeds, such as standard bred or thor oughbred. Too much refinement will produce undersized mules, which are not as salable for remunerative prices. The body of the jack has a tendency to angularity, and therefore he should be mated to mares of a square, smooth form to overcome this tendency. In order to raise colts, the average farmer must either breed his working mares or work his brood mares. The question which confronts the farmer is how to secure natural conditions for bis mares while at work. The mare at work Is Just as well off for fresh air, sunshine and exercise as the mure in the pasture, but the labor requires more energy and tissue-building mate rial in addition to that for body up keep and development of the foetus. Furthermore, Bhe is subject to fatigue and mechanical injuries, such aa jerk ing, slipping, extreme speed and rough treatment. The best way is to grad ually’decrease the work so that dur ing the last few weeks of pregnancy the mare win oe aoing me ugniesi work. The majority of the foals are foaled in the spring, which is the natural time. However, if mares are expected to flo the season’s heavy work addition to raising a colt, the fall will be a better time. A few daya before foaling the grain ration should bo decreased and bran or linseed meal should be fed to act as a laxative and keep the bowels loose at this time. After foaling, the first feed may be bran, and this may be followed with oats or equal parts by bulk of corn and bran, feeding a liljht feed for the flrrt ten days. There are two active causes of death in young foals. One is due to impaction in the bowels because of failure to receive sufficient colostrum, or first milk, and if this be the case, the colt should be given a tablespoon ful of castor oil and a warm water injection. The other cause is due to navel infection before the navel heals over. Give plenty of clean, dry bed ding and dip the stump of the navel cord in saturated solution of boric acid, which will prevent infection. The feeding of the colt should be gin aa early as possible, as the foal makes more than half of its entire growth during the first year. For bon^ and muscle forming feeds, blue rgrass pasture and oats has no supe rior. Cbrn, barley, kafir, etc., may be fed if properly balanced with legume hays, which have lime for bone growth. - While the mare is at work the foal should be locked up in a good box otall or yard, where It cannot hurt it self. V/hlle the foal is real young, the -mars should be brought in in the ■a’.ddle of the forenoon and afternoon to a'Jow the foal to suck. If the mare ts waP*‘ add Tret ting, milk out a part of the M K will injure fee font. mare ie net bronchi * MUM *** • ' A DAIN Verticle Lift Mower and Jno. Deere Sweep or Dump Rake, will save that hay crop. Our car of these goods has been in the house for some time and we bought before the ad vance. Our prices are right and goods sold under an absolute guarantee. LET US SHOW YOU Ashdown Hardware Company Wcod for sale—W. B. Pruitt. tf P. S. Davis was here from Arden I Saturday. j Tom Parisli of Arden was in the i city Saturday. Albert Kennon was here from Wil ton vc Urday. Sheriff W. D. Waldrop is at Liitle (lock this week. S. C. Reynolds was at Texarkana Monday evening. Sam Anderson of Foreman was in the city Sunday. George Park of Hope was here Monday morning. i Harold Lagrone of Wilton was here Monday morning. I Hamilton Conger was here from ! Vandervoort Sunday. | ’ Edward Freeman is at Powell. Tex., , where he has a position. We have plenty of good wood for ^ sale.- Major Stave Co. 42 Dr. A. W. Rice was here from De ' Queen spending Sunday. W, E. Gray and J. H. Hawkins were ii <re 1 rom Foreman Monday. P. B. Williams of Forejjian attended jChancery Court here Monday. J. L. Tollett of Nashville was here J Saturday at ending to business. I j • Hon. A. D. DuLaney was a visitor at Texarkana Saturday morning. Frank Ethridge of Neal Springs was here Saturday enroute to Hope. Mrs. R. A. Phillips returned home Sunday from a visit at Cans, Okla. H. A. Penney of Paraclif a wag in Ashdown this week attending court. \\ lien better automobiles are built, Iluiek will make them. tf Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lewis of Lockes hurg '..•ere visitors here Monday even iu.g. Attorney J. W. Everett of Horatio was here Monday attending Chancery Court. Attorney ,1. D. Head of Texarkana was here Monday attending Chancery Court. Miss Vivian Rimes of Texarkana was a week-end guest of Mrs. Clifford Locke. John Pendergast of Wluthrop was a business visitor in Ashdown Mon day morning. J. O. I.ivtsay was here from Fore man the first or the week attending Chancery Court. Sam Nunneily of Texarkana visited with his si ter. Mrs. S. E. Coa’s> the first of the week. Rev. and Mrs. Haner were at De Queen Sunday, where Rev. Haner conducted services. Miss Bonnie Jeane Hunsucker of l.ockesburg has been visiting her sls i ter, Mrs. C. B. Dritt. Mrs. Herbert Alston of Oillham was a week-end visitor with her parents) Dr. and Mrs. S. C. Marr. Miss Vida McCoy of Horatio arrives Monday evening for a Visit with her sister, Mrs. R. S. Kilpatrick. Mrs. S. J. Meyer, and beautiful lit tle daughter, Alberta,, and Mrs. A. Eithbold, are visiting in Hot Springs. Judge and Mrs. Lon T. Jones and Mrs. N. C. Jones, left Saturday for Hot Springs to spend a week or ton days. Misses Clara Doilarhide and Vau ghan of Texarkana were week-end C. B Dritt of Raakla Lavant Dickinson and Emme t Lott returned Saturday from Joplin, Mo., where they have been working in the mines. I Mrs. Geo. Chewning and Mrs. Jo:eph , Holman returned Monday evening from Mena, where they have been for a week. Barbed wire cuts, ragged wounds, 1 collar and harness galls heal up very quickly when Ballard's Snow Liniment is applied. It is both healing and an tiseptic. Price 25c, 50c and $1 per bottle. Sold -by all druggists. Yv , i Mr. an# Mrs. Joe Stroud of Poteau Okla., were here Monday enroute to ; Itlabel, Okla., to visit with friends and relatives. Mrs. J. H. Barkman of Wilton and daughter, Mrs. M. L. Henderson of Broken Bow, were in the city Satur day morning. ! When the baby takes too much food the stomach turns; the result is mdl- , gestion, sourness and vomiting, r'r - quently the bowels are involved and there is colic pains and diarrhoea. Me- j Gee’s Baby Elixir is a grand correc tive remedy for the stomach ana hov el disorders of babies. It is pure. I wholesome and pleasant to take. Price 25c and 50c per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Wed Waltet Doak and sister, Mrs. L. J. Hudson and her little daughter, are ■•isiting with their patents. Rev. and Mrs. P. P. Doak. Mr. slid Mrs. G. A. Trigg of Ar.-ta tielphia it ft Monday .for their Uwue after a two week’s visit with their daughter, Mrs. Jesse Moore. Dizziness, vertigo, (blind staggers) sallow complexion, flatulence are sy mptoms of a torpid liver. No one can j feel well while the liver is inactive. * Herbine is a powerful liver stimulant, j A dose or two will cause all bilious j symptoms to disappear. Try it. Price £0c. Sold by all druggists. w Mr. and Mrs Will Haller were at Nashville Sunday. They are moving their household goo ’s ‘o this city and will go to housekeeping this week. Sallow complexion is due to a torpid liver. Herbine purifies and streng li ens the liver and bowels and restores ! the rosy bloom of health to the cheek. Price 50c. Sold by all drugaists. W ■o Warning Order. la the Chancery Court of Lil'le Hi or courty, Ark. Myrtle Alien, plaintiff as. Artie Allene, defend-au The defendant. Artie Allene is warned to appear in this court within thirty days and answer the complaint of the I plaintiff. Myrtle Allen. Witness my I hand and the seal of said court this 17th day of April, 11116.—Chas. H. Park, Clerk. W-41 aiwiiimn;amiimm:m««atttfflaai Nice Assortment of WHITE HATS for COMMENCEMENT New Line of large white and black Shapes the Mid-Summer Styles While Flowers, White Wings | and White Ostrich Trimmings. | S. Borns i Co. ‘iwmwmmiiiiiiiiiiiHiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiinni ttnmv OGDEN Ogden, May 15.—(Special.)—M. H. Sanderson was here from Texarkana Saturday. Mr.. Roy Budd and Miss Marguer ite were in Texarkana Monday. Misses Addie rouch and Ethel Smithson, and Oscar.Taylor visited in Millwood Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. E. A. Velvin was in Texarkana Wednesday. Mrs. M. A. Dupree and Mrs. Anna Cooper returned to their homes in Ash down Thursday, after a visit here. Howard Holmes spent last week at Wilton with his uncle. Prof. I. W. Holmes. Dr. and Mrs. I. N. Hu't returned Tuesday from Fouke, where they spent several days with relatives. Miss Naioma Hopson entertained the young girls and boys at her home Saturday evening. Games and music were the amu ementg of the evening. Mrs. Hopson served delicious refresh ments. Misses Laura and Lottie VanHook visited Mrs. I. W. Holmes at Wilton Saturday. Rev. J. E. Brown preached here Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Massey and son, Thro, and Mrs. Will Adcock were in Ashdown Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Carroll visited friends here Sunday. Gordon Owens spent Sunday with Neal Velvin.' Mi?s Madie Crouch spent last week with relatives at Millwood. Dr. I. N. Hutt was at (Texarkana Saturday. Miss Agatha Hudgins treated her primary pupils, Dorothy Hull, Lendal Cox and Pearle Wadeil to a trip to Ver.aikana last Tuesday. Hugh Oliver, who leaves Monday for Memphis, was given a surprise party Friday evening at the borne of his sister, Mrs. itoy uuaa. earns ana music were tonjoyed by all. Mrs. Budd served ice cream and cake. Those present were: Misses Addie Crouch, Ethel Smithson, Agatha Hud gins. Martha LeaHierwood. Laura and Lottie Van Hookj and Messrs, Clay Parker. Oscar Taylor. Ed Wood and Fred Fay. ■ Roy Budd was in Ashdown Friday. Mrs. W. S. Crouch entertained the Ladies' Club last Tuesday afternoon in honor of her mother, Mrs. M. A. Dupree and her aunt, Mrs. Cooper of Ashdown. The meeting at the ceme tery was postponed until Thursday of this week. -o Mrs. Dan Phillips has been on the sick list for several days. Mrs. G. S. Boddie went to Para loma Monday for a visit with her parents. Mrs C. Y. Trice will leawe this week for Pittsburg, Kansas, where she will make her home. Miss Helen Trice will remain here to teach in the Ash (jewn school. • Ir. the whole field of medicine there is not a healing remedy that will re pair damage to the flesh more qi'lok’y than Ballard’s Snow Liniment. In cuts, wounds, sprains, burnt, scalds find rheumatism, its healing and pen etrating power is extraordinary. Price 50c and $1. Sold toy all druggists. The strawberry season is over in this section. There are still some few berries, but the low price and the scarcety of pickers made it inadvis able to continue shipments. Mrs. C. L. Bryant was at Texark ana Saturday, where her father, J. T Corbett underwent an operation. Mr. Corbett is reported as having stood the operation well and is doing nicely. Roy Bryant, who has been work! in New York, returned to thiB city Sunday. He left Monday for Fore man, where he will havo the manage ment of the Foreman Light Company, The plant at that place will be re built JPCOWN-HINTON Ash^n Couple lVcrc Married Sun day at # O'tioek. i - J. 13. McCown of this ci‘y and Miss Essie Hinton, who resides three miles from town, were married Sunday n orning at 9 o'clock. The ceremony was performed by Esquire S. D. Phil lips at the home of the bride’s par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Hinton. Mr. and Mrs. McCown will make their home in this city. Both young peo ple are well and favorably known here. Mr. McCown has resided here ] for a number of years, and is manager j of rhe Home Boys’ Tailoring Com-' puny. -o ilETtj: AM) THE lit: 1> A It KANSAS. Rich manganese deposits have been discovered near Dierks, in Howard ccmty. ! A few days ago tyo passenger coaches loaded with students of Bates ville schools turned over near Bates ville. The boys and girls behaved with such admirable calmness and courage when the accident happened that a sil- j ver loving cup has been presented to: t them by the Iron Mountain railroad. I Instead of screams and a stampede the j I students gave their school yells, and gave them as lustily as if nothing had happened. The Postal Department lias ruled that statements of municipal light and water plant at Conway cannot be j sent by postal card when past balanc- j * es are mentioned on the card. It is | lawful however, to use a card in mail- 1 ' ing an account when no past balance , > is shown. The old Confederate mine at Cave Creek, 12 miles west of Pindall, which produces lead and carbonate, and which was worked during the Civil war by Confederate soldiers, has been ' reopened. Confederate soldiers alsa operated salt petre mines on Cave creek. Harry, the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Bernard of Russellville, fell into a cistern a few days ago. Claude Robinson, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Robinson, volunteered to go into the cistern to rescue the child. A rope was tried round his body and he was low-ered to the wrater. ! He caught the child as he came up and ^ I When you read the JOYFUL NEWS, Off you’ll start; no time to lose, And be FIRST at our store to choose That NEEDED PAIR of NICE NEW SHOES. Also the New Piping Rock, Bat Wing Tie, Sport Shirts and all kinds of Straw Hats. rescuer and rescued were pulled from the cistern. After an hour’s work by physicians the baby boy was resusciat ted. An effort will ! o made to secure a Carnegie medal for the young res cuer. A car containingg 1,000 kegs of pow der has been received at Glenwood for use in the maganese mines west of that town Jus'ice of the Peace K.W. Chapman of Blytheville has performed 117 mar riage ceremonies during the past 18 months. . Wlnlp excavating for a cellar near Eureka Springs a vein of lead was struck. Two thousand persons attended the reunion of Confederate veterans of southwest Arkansas at Lewisville Sat urday. A barbecue dinner was served in the court house yard. Plans have almost been completed for the paving of State Line street at Texarkana. A new paper, the Sevier County News, has been established at Gill iian;. Sevier county. -o [wanted | Wood for sale—W. B. Pruitt. tf FOR SALE—House for sale or rent— Mrs. H. L. Levy. 47-tf LOST PIN—Navy Pin with Coat of Arms H. F. F.. Return to News. LOS T—Panama hat, wrapped in Ash down Hwd. wrapping, lost on Ash down street Saturday. Return to News LOST—Brown cover account book, United Charities on back. Return to this office. FOR SALE—2 one-acre lots in Uni versity addition to Ashdown. Price $f>0 each. Apply at this office. 48-10 DUROC HOGS—I have a few choice Duroc Jersey boars for sale. Old enough for service—J. T. Cowling, Ashdown Ark. 47-2t FOR SALE—40 bushels of Mebane cottonseed for sale on Carr farm for mone or cattle.—Jno Banks, Rich mond (Carr farm, or Seth C. Reynolds. Ashdown. 47 FOR SALE—Eleven lots, some in the Frisco Division and some in Uni v( rsity Division cheap. Address A. Schleninger, 3538 Lindel Ave., St I,ou!s Mo. 45 FOR SALE—In Little River Couftty, SE SE and SW SW, 15, 13, 29, also Fril. Wi SW 18, 13, 29—Mrs. G. A. Hays, Texarkana, Ark, 602 Walnut. FURNITURE FOR SALE -must sell by June 1st, Buffet, Dresser, dressing table, sectional bookcase, 4 dining chairs, sanitary couch, rocker, library table.—Mrs. M. F. Phillips, at T. C. Harrison’s. tf MONEY TO LOAN on improved Ash down city property or you can get money with which to build a home and pay same back in small month ly payments. Apply to R. M. Price or Inflow Price. 39-tt FOR SALE—1,000 bushels Red Ruat proof oats for sale. Guaranteed to be no Johnson grass seed In Uiem.Homc grown seed better tkan * brought on v ->*f. Price 76c.—<)**. D. Chewning. tt No matter what you want, it will save you time and money if you will use the News’ wants R. E. HUDDLESTON, Notmj Ffcblte o#k» • tf & 'fit.