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Bnka WM«h Will Fr>v« CwivMlwit
at LmWd« Tlim.
■ ' >1 i plaa tor RUddBC a handy
tom dnnen tor thn boldine of unruly
nw dfeiing lambing ttaaa, which w*
think wiU bn at Into mat to otbora.
writes a correspondent of Prairie Par-
This holder la need by aa for hald-
Ins stubborn ewes. Ws had a con
pie of very stubborn ewes last winter
which would not own their lambs. We
. wanted to sere the Ismbs. as they
were eery Use ones and we resorted
to bolding the awed, but aa this took
considerable of our time we derlsed
a holder which holds a sheep far
, more securely than two men can by
; hand.
We can place a ewe securely la
-this holder and go about doing other
cho-ea and the lambs will taka care
Rack far N sevens Runs.
of themselves. This holder might be
very valuable to say farmer who has
stubborn ewsa We would especially
recommend Its use In small flosks.
We saved all of our lambs last win
tor, which was quits a task, as they
were bora early in the winter when
the weather was .quits cold. Ws
found that by using the holder we
' were horn early la tbs winter when
less work.
We make sheep holders of old (nee
I boards, which did very wall, as ws
gad this material plenty strong, put
when the lambs toted to seek they let
us know that our devloe was not corn
piste. We therefore resorted to toon
■ tods, as shown In the cut and marked
K and L.- These are made adjustable
, tor dllsrsat class of aheap aa shown
la the cat by, Uuea rings which rep
resent the boles, which wars bored
through the corner posts.
We used the sales of aa eld ahfl
f dree s playing wagon. These .aulas
i amnrarud ths purpose very atedto aa
, they marw jaat the rl« length/- ' We
i i than sawed two beards M tushes long.
, ' marked 8B la the eat These were
Jk nailed to the Inside of the corner
* posts. Then we attached a board
•i across thn front end with s portion
,i marked C In the cut, sawed off so sa
1 to give plenty of room for the sheep's
throat, enough to hold any of our
sheep. In starting the const ruction
we began with two boards, E and F.
' about tl Inches long, to which wa
* sailed ths bottom boards, which are
_:i *4 Inches long. We made tour posts
■ of fence boards M Inches long, which
we attached to the bottom or door,
. one on each corner, ae shown In the
' eat These posts’being marked A In
i the sketch. We then proceeded with
* our work and attached three boards at
* ends on bottom, one In front and. two
; la the rear. These we thought would
, make the ewe stand In proper pool
< tkm.
* We next attached an old hinge to
I a board for the rear end of the holder,
which we then fastened to the hold
* er by one nail through the bottom nail
hole la the Binge which allows the
t hoard or end gate to drop down out
f Of the way. Thla la quite a convent
, enoe. aa It la out of . the way and ig
. not liable to be broken off by n sheep
running against 1L Thla board la
marked D In the cut. This door la
fastened shut by a small hook which
goes over the nail In the ehd of the
We then found that wo must strap
our sheep in the holder to make them
secure. So we nailed straps to the
boards B B, two straps to go over the
sheep's back and two straps to go un
der the sheep's belly. These straps
an shown In the sketch, are marked O
N. They can be made adjustable by
putting any number of holos In the
straps whleh may bo found necessary
for the also of the sheep which the
holder Is to accommodate. Four dif
ferent atrapa arc used for this pur
pose. one end being securely nailed
to the board on the one aide and the
other end being slipped over a nail,
which makes It n very convenient
For making the Iron rods stay In
plaoe we fastened n wooden button,
as It la called, whleh holds the rods
In their place. We then Inclosed the
frost end by nulling hoards on slant
ingly. This makes the holder much
more rigid than It would bo were the
boards nailed on straight across; the
boards form a very good brace In thin
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Carrots for Honoo.
Aa addition of fire or sjx pound* of
carrot* to tho dally food ration of or
dinary work horse* will always be a
benefit. They should be sliced longi
tudinally so that they will not stick
In the animal’s throat and choke .him.
From nil the American teats It ap
pears fair to. say that (here la no
* marked advantage la grinding grain
V tor healthy horses that have good
>• th.
Met bed by Whleh tell Can Be Kept la
Good State of Fertility.
Tears of experience have taught me
that the wise fanner is he who keeps
his land up to the highest notch of fer
tility, if not by one means, than an
other. There are-many different ways
to accomplish this, sad the plan for
each man to follow Is the one that
gives best results, with malarial at
hand, at laast expense.
Hera In Southwestern lowa, writes
the correspondent of farmers’ Voice,
It la not necessary to buy fertilisers
that art sold la the markets. Most
farmers keep at laast a few head of
stock, and the wise man Is ha who
doubles the number of head of stock
and divides bis acres of corn. If he
wtU then Jadtetously and systematical
ly go about building up his land (sup
posing It has run down), his income
would very soon double.
Every men must study his soli, and
If he has n knowledge of chemistry
so much the better; but for the ordi
nary farmer, I first recommend seed
ing down old worn out land to clover,
using plenty of seed, and in three or
four years plowing the clover under
deep and seeding some other part of
hia farm to the same.
So many farmers have the Idea that
they must have from 60 to 80 acres
of corn, and perhaps not gn acre of
hay or pasture. The com will aver
age say 40 bushels, where if they had
half the number of acres and made
It yield 70 bushels, they would be the
gainers; then seed the balance to hay.
Timothy, clover and alfalfa bring al
ways a good price, and if the farmer
will keep hogs and cattle enough to
feed this crop to, put every ounce of
manure on the land where it Is most
needed every year or two, plowing up
a new piece and seeding down, there
is not the least doubt but that his
bank account will double.
Fanners that live on leased land
cannot follow this method and move
every year, but.lt is to the interest
of both landlord and tenant to stay
on the same place as long as possible
and also to bring the land up to the
highest productiveness.
There Is no more simple plan pi
follow for the average fanner than
crop rotation. If we see a field
of thlii soil with the com stalks nc
larger than one’s finger and show
lag n yield of no more than 80 bush
els, you will also find on the semi
farm manure piled around ths ban
so high one can find no room for any
thing else, and one can be sure that
farm has never had a load of any
kind or fertiliser and the only thlni
it Is sure to have will be s mortgage
DeesrtptW ef Meeks Ih Use *y «»
perlment Button.
Pol lowing la m fieeerlptleh of a pelt
of stocks tn uee la connection with ths
Pennsylvania experiment station herd,
and which have been giving very good
The apparatus la constructed by
sinking two Bxß % inch timbers lata
the ground, these being about three
and one-quarter feet high and 18 inch
es apart At a distance of 8 and one
half feet from these, and in line with
them, place two similar supports ons
and one-half feet high. These sup
ports Are each connected by a plank,
and a bar placed across the uppet
end, forming a pair of stocks lata
which a cow. may be easily gotten
They are also made adjustable, so
that they can be made larger or
The Breeding Rack.
smaller as the case may demand. This
Is accomplished by fastening the
planks upon which the bull’s feet will
rest, with movable pins, so that they
may be placed close together, or ths
In this connection, considerable
trouble was experienced in properly
gauging the width of them. If they
are too wide the bull’s feet will get
down between the cow and the sup
port and might cause Injury to both
animals. The width already given, 18
inches. Is sufficient, and in cam of
heifers, may be' somewhat less than
this. It requires, too, several trials,
before the bull becomes accustomed
to his new surroundings, but when
properly made, and with a little care
and experience. It Is found to give
very satisfactory results.
We append, says Hoard’s Dairy
man, an illustration of a device, which
embodies all the essential principles
above described, but la made movable
and more la the form of a box. It
should be made very strong and the
planks upon which the hull's feet are
to rest should be supported from be
low by a plank reaching from the
front to the rear corner posts. One
of these planks should be left loosely
fastened with belts or pins so that the
space between them may be in
creased or decreased to correspond
with the also of the cow.
The Impotent Bull.
Btandlng In the barns without ex
ercise, together with an unbalanced
ration often causes lmpotency and
then the fanner wonders why his
bull is not a breeder. Using a young
boll too heavily oftas brings about
the same results.
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Newly-Married Man, Furiously Joelon*'
Breaks’lnto Own Heme end
Finds His Suspicions
Are Unfounded.
Middletown. N. Y.—“‘Dearest,’’ mur
mured the young husband, clasping
his wife In close embrace, ”1 shall
stay away from the club, I swear It. I
shall remain at home and protect
Although newly married, the young
husband had rather neglected his
bride for the club. He was there last
night until very late. But he Is not
there to-night. For the startling
events here related and hfs soul-sick
ening suspicions are still very fresh la
Ids mind.
At home his wife was reading tho
• newspapers and as It chanced, about
the hour that graveyards yawn, she
read a vivid account of a murder. She
became very nervous and storied at
the slightest noise; was convinced
that a burglar was at the shutter,
then that he. was pacing to and frO
before the bouse.
“He must not know I am alone,”
she said to herself. “I must make him
believe there Is a man In the house.”
Trembling, she quickly put on a suit
of her husband’s clothes and a hat of
his. Although her heart was flutter
ing she opened' the front door and dis
played for a moment what she fondly
believed was a masculine figure to the
lurking burglar. As she turned to go
In her husband, returning from the
club In the darkness, saw the hat, the
cost, and, worst of all, the trousers,
then saw the man invade his dove
cote. Half mad with sudden jeelouay
he rushed to the door and hurled him
self against it just as his wife within
locked It
She shrieked In terror; the murder
ous burglar was trying to ffrta en
trance by force.
“Open the door, scoundrel-!” hoarse-
mm tmew ummo mo*.
New,York. —Three oncers of the
United Fruit steamship Bradford,
which arrived the other day from Port
Antonio, had a narrow escape for
their lives In Montego bay when the
steamer was anchored In the stream
on the southern coast of Jamaica and
while the three were trying to lasso
one of the monster turtles. The three
The Qiant Turils Dragged Him Into
ths Water.
officers were First Officer Melnhelt,
Becond Officer Moller and Chief En
gineer Tpnner.
When the Bradford came to anchor
la Montego bay Mr. Melnhelt decided
that It would he a good thing to go
turtle hunting for the day. So he
and the two other officers went ashore
and started, rope In hand, for the la
goons that abound in that vicinity.
Some distance down the shore they
came upon a number of big turtles
all the way from 60 to 300
pounds each.
Moller started In pursuit of one
giant turtle which had taken alarm
and was making slow time over the
sands toward the water’s edge. Just
before the big fellow got Into the
.water the rope held by Moller swished
through the air and landed over the
head of the turtle, effectively lassoing
It It continued Its flight, however,
and Moller, who was paying attention
only to the capture of his prise, did
not look where the rope was going.
It colled around the second officer’s
legs and a minute later Mr. Moller
was waist deep In the water, his feet
'going down deeper and deeper in the
muddy bottom of the treacherous
The first officer and chief engineer
i went to Moller’s assistance, but they,
!y cried the husband. “Open the door
that I may kill yon!*
“Go away! Go away!* shrieked she,
forgetting all about the. trousers she
wore, shout her assumed manhood.
“Go ’way! I’ve telephoned for the
police —for my husband. He will kill
"Let me see—my wife—no, I win
not call you wife. Yon and ycur—let
me in. 1 tell you!" yeUed the husband,
and with the force ef ten men he
threw himself against the door.
The lock snapped, the door flew
open, the ; wife fainted. * He stumbled
•He Masculine Attired Wife Wee
Frantic with Fear.
over her. but, a true man. he would
take no advantage of a fallen foe. He
touched a button and flooded the hall
with light.
"Mary!” be .shouted, raising her.
“Oh, John.’* she said when she re
vived: "L thought you were a burg*
“And t thought—but never mind
what I thought,” he said, and promised
to stay home o’ nights.
Her name la act Mary, nor hia John.
They are a- most popular young mar
ried couple, so their sensitive feelings
are spared; their names are withheld.
ft*, were dragged Into the quicksand-
VEse mtra, and things were looking
jwfive tor the trio of German officers
fta Mtf. Metshrtt drew his Bailor’s
tape and started to lent the rope,
wppittt the turtle kept on Its way
VawsMfd and the three men van
soon up to their necks in mod’and
■JfPjj*.-' .
.Ths rope was too tough end too wet
W the knife of the first officer, and
Melnhelt. with rare presence of mind,
suddenly dived over the heeds of his
struggling companions, swimming fsr
abend of % them and also ahead of the
turtle. Then he dived again end man
aged to throw the rope off the heed of
the tortoise, bringing It to the sur
face. The three officers then swam
beck to shore.
When they got there, dripping at
they were, they found time to catch
six of the greet turtles that had not
yet mads their escape to the water.
The alx gtant turtles were loaded In
Jhe boat and taken aboard the' Brad
ford, where a tank had been made
ready tor their reception. The aggre
gate weight of the six was slightly,
lass than 1,600 pounds, and as the tur
tle# bring 80 cents a pound In the
market here the three officers will be
well repaid for the risk they took la
getting the turtles.
Woman in Britain Using Them as
Tabls Ornaments.
London. —The fashion In reptiles as
pets has changed again.
This time society women have fa
vored the toad, and hundreds of these
reptiles have been sold recently.
Moot of them are to be brought
from abroad.directly the hibernating
period le- over.
“There la a large demand for
toadi,” said a dealer aa he fished half
a do sen fine specimens out of a tank.
“Borne of them are very pretty little
creatures, beautifully marked with
rumet and other colored spots.
“They are extremely dean, and
ladles place them on tables as orna
ments. The giant toads can be trained
to recognize when they are called, and
wtU flop toward their owners In quite
an Intelligent manner.
“The varieties which are mostly in
demand come from Italy, a pretty,
bright green reptile. The natterjack
has bis share of popularity.”
But, though toads are popular,
snakes are holding their own as pets,
the “angry snake.” really the moot
peaceful, being the favorite.
lannrs and lizards, too, are not
without their admirers.
Quits Different
“That girl Is a model.”
“Of all the virtues?"
"Oh, no; of s cloalr manufactory.”—
Baltimore American.
Point of View.
Edyth—Bay; young Poppen to n
oorker, Isn’t he?
Maygte—On the oontrary—he’s an
uncorker.—Chicago Dally News.
H. S. HARP, Proprietor
Alt Mu** •» Llvwy Tunwuto. Saddl, He— e«B rmytMnfl
cmhcM with • Brat-claw livery tetaJHehment
Good Food and Good Care Given all Horses
Stabling at the Meeker.
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