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SocQtiim Faxturc for Cows.
During tho month of July thci Kan nan (experiment Station realised $8.20 per aero from pasturing sorghum, b.v nlil'-n having tho field left to produce a iHM'ouci crop. On July 1, 27 milk cowii woro given all tho alfalfn hay they would eat and then turned Into a noir.hu m flold of 0.7 acrei for 15 minutes. Tho sorghum wan from 18 to 24 Inches high. Tho uoxt day they remained 30 minutes ami tho third day 45, and ho on, Increasing 16 mlii utos dally till they wcro left to run at will. During this transition period tho cows wurv given all tho alfalfa hay iifudi-d to keep up tho normal flow of milk. For tho first nine days thta Amounted to nearly 24 pounds dully per head. After 12 days tho cows wore allowed to pasture tbo sorghum at night ns well as during tho day. For tho refit of tho month thoso cows consumed loss than f» pounds of hoy daily por head. If it had not been for tho sorghnrn pnsturo It would hnvo required at l.'iua 24 pounds of alfalfa hay dally per head to keep these cows In a good flow of milk. This would have amounted to ton tons. As it was. the eown consumed only 4} tons, making n saving of 5 1-2 tons. At $10 per ton this would huve amounted to |f.f», would amount to $8.20 per acre for tho sorghum. On August 1 tho cows were turned Into a fresh field of sorghum from 3J to 5 foot high. This time they were on full feed nt tho end of tho first week. Tho two fields are connected so that the. cows have access to both. Up to the present writing tho herd has not experienced the least particle of trouble from poison or even bloat ing. During the time the Kansas station has been pasturing cattle on sorghum several report* have been received of cattle dying within 15 or 20 minutes from tho time they entered the sor ghun patch, but In every case tho pfttltQ ate the sorghum on empty or nearly empty stomachs. Cattle should have tuolr stomachs so well filled that they feel completely satisfied bo fore touching the green sorghum, and then allowed to eat only a few min utes at a time until they are accus tomed to It- If. sorghum can be fed successfully, ns has been done by the Kansns Experiment Station, it means that dairymen and, stockmen can get an Immense amount of pasturo from a small area, available at a time when other pastures are getting dry and short. Tho man who turns his cattle Into a sorghum field, however, must renllzo thnt he Ib taking risks. Ho must weigh the evidence for and •gainst Its uso and decide for himself whether the benefits will outweigh the risks.— Chino Champion. The Caliornia Fruit World refuses to accept advertising of patent medi cines nnd spirituous liquors. So does the Imperial Press nnd Farmer. If all the papers In tho country would | ilko. n similar stand, tho people would he much better off, and mil lions of monoy would bo Raved that aro now worse than thrown away. ■ t . 4 A Modesto dispatch of December 11th says: The Turlock irlgation dis trict voted today on n proposition to refund the bonds of the district at a reduced rate of Interest, tho bonds to run for forty years. The vote stood one hundred and sixty-five for nnd twenty against. Under tho vote tho bond holders, will remit the defaulted In terest and take bonds at five per cent, for said intercut, nnd also as sist In maintaining n canal system. Tho bonded Indebtedness will bo $I.2r>o.ofto. Tho Modesto Irrigation district will vote on a similar propo sition in a month. A Brick Yard Assured. From oil reports it seems to bo an Assured fact that n brick yard Ih to bo among t\\o new Industrie Hint, will bo opened up shortly in Imperial. It Is nnid that one will be In operation there within tho noxt three weeks at tli.' latest. It Ih predicted, that an noon As tho yard lv in successful op oration'and brick aro being turned nut. tho 'construction of brlclc build infiH In tho new town will begin. — Bpn Plesro.Trliwno, The Man With The lion. Whllo Kuroponn vnaltvi-m dl«rmir«o concerning tho redemption of tho Haharn eIoJH-rt, tho proroim of tho ro domptlon of arid Inndn In tho Unltrd HtAton U Im-liik practically curried out. An Irrigation company In rr-nctilng about a million acrcn of dnaort Innd In Botithwmtorn Arizona, nouttwAnt' orn California, nnd northern Ix>wer California. Thin doncrt land needs only wnter to make It fit for mltl ration. Hliu ■•• Juno of thin year nun dredß of fnmlllcs have boon brought to thin dHtrlct by tho Irrigation rom pnny which In prepared to water the v»Ht sun-baked area. During tho pres ent Beaxon cropn hnvo matured on IGOO ac rev and by January 1 over 50,000 nrrcfl will bo ready for tho Man IN THK BWIM— OUK IXMS CROSSING THK IMI'EKIAL CANAL NORTH OP CALKXICO. with the Hoe. Within three years It is estimated the fertile land will be Increased to 500.000 acres, provid ing a livelihood for thousands of set tlers. — Dcs Moines, lowa, News. Sold His Lands. A. K. Walters returned home Sun day night from the Imperial country. He reports considerable activity out there. Also that he has sold his lands. l»«»lni* iinnMo t<» n'fuse a most liberal offer for the bmic. — Alhambra Advo cate. Niagara, though not the highest waterfall, holds the record for size. Thirty-two million tons of water roll over the cliff in the course of a single hour. . ? I I The Los Angeles Furniture Company \ *, fa Ml fa R Carpets ■- Rugs -- Draperies t M| r ** % Mi • fa : % 225-227-229 South Broad way-Opposite City Hall, Los Angeles, Cal. % fa *. fa ■5 Give Good Furniture % y4y 4 Nothing makes a more practical Xmas gift than some good article of % Furniture which will stand the test of years and always be a pleaiant fa J remembrance of the giver. % ? k ? Our Holiday Assortment Is Now Complete * % i JJ From it you can select articles for Mother, Wife, Brother or Sister— Easy chairs for the Old Folks— Parlor Pieces for the Young Married fc * Couple— Blacking Cases for the Young Man— Music Cabinets or fa 5 Toilet Tables for the Young Lady and so on through a splendid *i storeful of magnificent gift pieces— and you'll find the prices % temptingly reasonable. riPirrirrriririfrrrririPiPririrrViririrririPiriririPirrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrr^ IMPKRIAL PRUS3 Another Section Gone F. W. (llfanon, of tho firm of Olea •on & John, will go to !/O« Angelca thin morning to cloiu* up a dral on MO acre* of Imp^rlnl innAn, to partl<*« now In Rlvcmldn. Thoiw having frac tional part* of thin vaat acrftago arc Mr. and Mr». r)aw«on, Mm. flyman, Mr». Dr. IMllnr, r*»cf?nt arrival* from lowa, and Mm. Baton of 333 Orange Btrort.— Hlv#»r»ldc Enterprise. Will Leave for Imperial A. J. Alkens in cloning up his busi ness affairs In this section and in a short time will leave for the Imperial country In Southern California, whero ho has recently acquired considerable landed InierestH.—Tempe, Arlx.,News. Our 2000 Acres. It is reported that over 2000 acres of land and water have been sold at Imperial during the past week. This, in fact, was the record up to Thurs day night.— San Diego Tribune. Six Head of Horses. J. A. Parker left for Imperial yes terday, where he has a tract of 260 acres of valuable land. He drove overland, taking; six head of horses with him. — Keulands Review. El Dorado for Farmers. The emigration from this section to Imperial is subisiding. Everyone who comes back from there tells the same story — it is the new el dorado for farmers. — Escondido Times. Brain Lciks, Luck In Jellied pluck. A half truth Is a wholo He. He who borrows troubto payi usury* Whero there's a will thero'o a law* ycr. Never buy a bald-headed barber's hair tonic. Better a happy old maid than a tor* rowful young who. Many dogs are given the caresses that children pine for. Some men think they aro candid when they are only stupid. The avcrago boy generally imag* Inos that his wisdom teeth are uev erai years late In arriving. There Is a vast difference between being dyspeptic and being religious, but lomo mon never learn It Woman'i Wayi. Minn Goodhart— (2:2s p.m., on her way to University Campus) — "O. ice that brutal man beating that poor, half-starved horse because it cannot start that heavy load!" Miss Ooodhart— (3:15 p.m., as her colors bucked the line In a desperate endeavor to make the five yards)— Kill 'em! Knock their heads off! Hah, rah! Sis-boom-ah! Eat 'em up, eat 'em up, rah, hoop-la! Good, they disabled the half-back of the Scrub ton's! Smash him! S-M-A-S-H IM-M!! That's the stuff! Hooray, they're carrying another Scrubton stiff off on a stretcher! Once more! That's it. T-H-A-T-'S IT! A touch down for us! !" And in her excitement Miss Good hart swung her hat until the two pigeons and a parrot thereon were torn into fragments. A "Personal" Ad. The following poetic "personal" Is taken from the Anazawa-Shembum of Tokio, Japan: "I am a beautiful wo man- My abundant, undulating hair envelopes me as a cloud. Supple as a willow is my waist. Soft and bril liant is my visage as the satin of the flowers. I am endowed with wealth sufficient to saunter through life hand In hand with my beloved. Were I to meet a gracious lord, kindly, in telligent, wen educated, and of good taste. I would unite myself with him for life and later share with him the pleasure of being laid to rest eternal In a tomb of pink marble." — Printer's Ink. Trip Overland. The Imperial fever seems to be spreading. In aduitkm to the party mentioned last week. Mr. and Mrs. Barnett and family, Calvin Fuller and family and Arthur Fuller all started on the same day last Monday to make the trip overland. — Whittier News. 3