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Don't Buy Hulls
No.M i4 stroke bushel of wheat weighs 60 pounds, while a stroke bushel of oats weighs only 32 pounds, because of the oat hull. A stroke bushel of hulled oats will weigh 60 pounds. ' Don 't buy hulls, but buy a full weight Stlckney En gine In which every pound represents true horse-power value. EXCLUSIVE AGENT EEES J. B. BRISTOW1 - Monroe City, Mo. We Do First-Class Work 8 And the way vou want it in Haircuts, Shaves, Shampoos, Massages and all other work of a first-class shaving parlor. Your bath is waiting. Try us once. STREAN & SON. Shredding Fodder. , be used up by the first of April, for From Wallaces' Farmer: as the weather gets warm it de- I see in your , issue of September i teriorates very fast and becomes 1st an article headed "Shredded unpalatable. Sometimes the last Corn Fodder Information Wanted." As I have had considerable experi ence with shredded corn fodder in Iowa, will give my experience, if it will be of any benefit to others. First, to make good, palatable and valuable feed, the corn should be cut at the right time, as near as possible, which is just as it gets nicely dented and when, in a nor mal year, the bottom leaves begin to turn a trifle. Don't wait until half of March is hard on it Seventh, the best way to handle this is for several farmers to club together and buy a corn har vester and a shredder, and hire someone with an engine to run the shredder by the hour or day. If properly handled and cared fon shredded corn fodder is- the best and cheapest feed oft the farm, with one exception, and that is silade. Calhoun Co.. Ia. G. B. MOON. Sedalia Telegraph School. Sedalia, Missouri The Official Training School of the M.I. &.T. Ry. Experienced railroad men as teachers. Best equipped railroad school in America. Live dispatcher's wire from railroad in the school. Thorough drill in railway office work. Day and night school. Every graduate a good position. Write for Catalog. nterState Live Stocl and Horse Show. : . ST JOSEPH, MO., September 25 to 30 I9H Special Features: - - Live Stock Show every day. . Madison Square Garden Horse Show every night. ' ...' Decorated Automobile Parade. -V Fancy Dress Ball at Auditorium. " ; Masked Carnival. '-. Arthur Pryor and his calebrated band. T"- "z Arrange to spend the week there if possible. fHliilTlitfiiU'-! Reduced rates for this occasion. the mm is hard and the fodder is dry. for then it is of little value. If - .. Coolie Ingenuity, the corn is cut with a binder, put in A reUm,ed Missionary, who moHi,,mKi7pd hnnriw ;,ftor it is acquired during the years of has her cut, follow the machine as close as possible. Put from twelve to twen ty bundles in a shock and take pains and do the work good, and if each bundle is set down hard on the ground, all the better, for if the butts are in the ground a trifle the corn and fodder will mature better Now see that the shocks are secure ly tied at- the top, and the best way to do this is to take twelve or fif teen feet of three-eighths inch rope and fasten a two-inch ring in one end; pass this around the shock and draw it up tight, then tie with your binding twine and take off the rope. It may be necessary after they have stood couple weeks to go over them atid tighten them up, but the time will be spent, for it will keep the storms out and keep them from blowing down. Second, shredding may be donej any time, after it is thoroughly cur-J ed out, say , about the middle of November. Don't shred on damp days, and don't begin early in the morning when there is a heavy white frost on the shocks. Fodder is the same -as colver hay; it will stand considerable moisture of its own, but a very little rai l or dew will cause it to heat and sporl. I always put my shredded fodder in Ihe barn, and after I have about two feet in the mow, give it a good sprinkling of salt,' and follow this up until the mow is full. In this way you will have no trouble with its heating. The salt is not wasted as all stock require more salt than they generally get, and it makes the fodder more palatable. Some will say this is lots of work but you can't get good results with out work. Third, some claim there is a great loss in the value of the corn. I will admit if you are going to sell service great respect for the native shrewdness of the Chinese peasant tells the following incident to justi- theenrnit is not auite so Diumo, but the man who has use for the knife ancl carefully skinned the calf, shredded fodder certainly has use,.t.uffi?d the ski:i with -rass aad car" the, .corn. to feed, and I claim, jricd he lllt ,,f his labor and in" while it is not quite so plump and $enjuty . to the barn, hard, it is worth just as much tot ..''That even-.ng our family could feed on the farm. 1 have been seen standing in the door Fourth, what stock will do wdi! of .the. barn, looking on in amused rA9 Ali cia wonder; for there was that grass- Vll UUO lUUUtl i til ObWJl UU1U1.J StUI ed much cows, steers, young cattle and J. L. LYON, Agt., C. B. & Q. R. R. The Eonomy of Fruits. We are told that canned j freely, the danger is much less than and commonly thought, the effects de- dried fruits are much more econom ical per quantity eaten, and also nourishing, than the fresh fruits, because of the immense waste in the fresh article in the way of pits, skin and cores and damaged places, all of which are removed from the preserved articles. The water, also is reduced by evaporation, and many .times sugar is added. It is claimed that fruits are sources, of energy, rather than tissue builders As to digestibility, cooked or un cooked, "doctors disagree," and each one must be a law unto himself. While unripe fruits are undoubtedly ' harmful at times when eaten too pending on personal idiosyncracies more than the fruit itself. Many persons cannot eat fruit in any form at times, while at others, it is bene ficial. Raw or cooked, intelligently used with due regard to personal peculiarities, fruit forms a valuable food and should be eaten in larger quantities than is now the prac tice. Ex. Miss Susie Ryan attended the funeral of her sister-in-law, Mrs. S, II. Ryan at Hannibal last Friday. Mrs. Ryan's death was rather un expected although 6he had been sick for several weeks. calf, leaning Against the feed box. within sifcht of the cow: even hogs will eat some of it irijawl she. our litlie Chinese cow, 4?as cold weather, and the refuse, fpr giving Jic-r.usual supply or milk. they will not eat it all up makes the Youth's Co.nnion. finest bedding there is. For horses during the winter it is much bet ter than hay that was our ex perience. ,x . ' ... Fifth, the value put on it by. our experiment stations, and the analy sis of shredded corn fodder as given ,' by the table on feeds, does not do j it inctina if nrnnprlv nut nn nnrl ' kept. For several winters we have ' he ca" not take al1 fed milch cows oft this feed, and T , every time when we changed from j a good quality of clover and timo September. September mornings gay with mist that trails its soft films past Like smoke from far-off goblin fires that smolder out at last; September morn brings fragrance sweet from downs all sheep- cropp'd sod. From wet wild mint and thyme o'er- swept by wind li.'ii the Breath of God. September noon's all golden glow o'er long bright fields reap'd bare, Where yellow hammer'.; thin, sweet note falls tinkling down the air September noon sees rowans flash their scurlet in the sun. And heare the acorn's pixie cups down-dropping one by one. September night's all soft blue gloom with stars in sea and sky. When sweet with honeyed c rchard scents the wind goes lifting by. With shimm'ring dew with rainbow bells threads ev'ry trembling blade And silver moon keeps watch and ward o'er nights for lovers made. Pall Mall Gazette. Safety in Locating Wells. No well should be located where poluting matter has access to it. Such matter usually comes from cesspools or privies, slops thrown on the surface, backings from hen yards, pigpens, and barnyards, from manured fields, animals falling into the water, and fikh thrown in through the plank coverings or leaky casings. The matter entering through the top can be kept out by cement, iron, or other impervious curbings. The entrance of material at the bottom of shallow wells can be prevented only by locating them beyond the reach of contaminition. Where any of the polluting agents are present care should be taken to see that the well is located at least 100 feet away and on distinctly higher ground, so that b.)th the sur face drainage and the underground drainage which generally moves in the same direction will be away from it. On fiat sands the wells should be at least 130 feet from any source of pollution. The importance of choosing a location safe from polluting influences is almost uni versally underestimated. - Laying nside considerations of comfort and health, a safe well is nearly always, in the long run, t!ie cheapest. Safety should invariably be made the first consideration instead of the List. --(From Water Supply Paper 223, U S. Geological Survey.) Cholera Wipes Out To was. Constantinople, Turkey. Sept. 14. The whole Ottoman Empire i? in the grip of cholera and deaths will be numbered in the thousands, though the failure of any attempt to keep official records makes even an approximate esii-nate impossible Scarcely a town or village from Bagdad to Scutari has escaped. In Northern Asia Minor, where the scourge first appeared." whole vil lages have been wiped out. In some districts the taxgather, in making his rounds, has not found a An Elephant Can't Jump. " llVtn2 Person- sucn OI me innaD1 "There is one thing no one has I tants 33 had survived the epidemic ever seen an elephant do either in! having fled- a circus or out of it and that is" to J Last week witnessed two attempts jump." said o keeper in the Central! to cross the continent in flying Park menagerie.- machines. One aviator started west fy her opinion. She lived for a time near thtown of Chia-ting in the province of Szechuan. The region is rocky and precipitous, the sacred mountain of O-mei-shan, i covered with temples, rising in the i immediate neighborhood. "To the pasture lands at the foot of the mountain, just outside the city walls, the mission coolie ledl and watched from morn till night our cow and calf. Little' cows, these are, smaller than the thor oughbred Jersey, which give;when at their best, only two quarts of milk a day. Ofttimes has our sup ply for breakfast been but a cupful To obtain even this bit, the calf is an all-important factor, for without it the cow gives not a drop. "One late October day the coolie was lazily lounging on the gras but half watching . in his careless manner our cow and calf. Sudden ly realizing that the calf was not with its mother, he raised himself quickly, and with apprehension looked about. What the coolie most dreaded had happened; the calf had fallen over the cliff which bounded the pasture on the north A rocky bluff it was, with a sheer drop of one hundred feet. That the animal was dead was a certainty for it was not the first time such an accident had occurred. 'Trembling with fear, the coolie hurried down to the narrow road which led by the foot of the cliif. Hie mere t ;ct that the call was dead mattered little to- him, but if the little ani.e.al was not beside its mother That ryht, we would have no milk for dianer, and not only, that night, but for days to come The cqolie, however, was equal to1 the occasion. He fook out his "The fact is an elephant can not! from New York and got lost in the jump; because of his great weight I Jersey hills and the other started four feet off the t from the Pacific coast and broke lie can make a! down the first day. It is to be 100 yard dash at the rate of 20 ' hoped the bird pien will make the i i . 1.. - .i i nines an nour, wi'tu is auiog some inp in saieiy auu wunoui lurtner but if he was pursuing an enemy ' delay. We suggest, as Monroe City my onto me smeuueu luuucr iue. , . . , cows would gain in their flow ofi and came to a deep ditch eight feet us about the center of the best and milk, and when we would change8 he wou d havt0! fP short ; most favored part of the country back to the mixed hay they would ; Decau ""T .t.- a :n. .1.- 'Step it Olid he IS wide for him to that these aviators is unable to lump, at Monroe Lity. ration being the same all the time, ; consisting of ground corn and oats ', balanced up with bran or oil meal, j make a landing Doubtless our i An elephant is q great coward; he citizens would enjoy such an event will have a fit if a rabbit runs be tween his feet. He has tremendous . j . U 1 l. .1 . 1 !. II This was our experience every win- "c uucs" 1 uow ter but one. when we had alsike New Yoill clover hay and scarcely any tim-! For Raw Bone, Hone othy in it i mixed fertilizers see Sixth, shredded corn fodder 6kould Green & Maxwell to the fullest extent. D. G. Weiford of Quincy, was ia this city the latter part of last week Mr. Weiford owns the Bottorff farm Meal or near Ely and he informs us that h has rented this farm to Eugene Mastin for next year.