Newspaper Page Text
How to Kill Rabbits.
Dean Collinsworth announces a system by which rabbits can bo killed, after years of obser vation and experimentation on his farm two miles southwest of Macy, New Mexico, to the southwest of Por tales. Mr. Collinsworth uses a combination of salt and strych nine, the former as bait and the latter as poison, following being the mode of procedure: Having determined that rab bits frequent one or more places especially rather than the field or pasture as a whole, he selects such frequented places for his operations. During the month of May. which is the mating season, bucks will follow the does or females in numbers, even when the trail made by the latter may be one to three days' old, thus congregating in unusual numbers and making the ani mals easy prey for the poisener. Another fact aiding in the de struction of the rabbits is that in the early spring time they have a great craving for salt, they eat it when mixed with the dirt. Salt is mixed one part to four or five parts of dirt, and placed in a large lid or some similor retainer, which is put at the spots most frequented by the rabbits. This salty" earth he puts out about May 1, with no poison in it. This is discovered by the rabbits, and soon they are coming in from various sections of the prairies, females being among1 the num ber. The males follow the trail of the females in increasing numbers from day to day and from week to week. About the first of June a so lution of stychnine made by dissolving powdered strychnine in boiling water and adding syrup, this mixture being readily eaten by the rabbits, and they will die within 20 to 50 yards of where the poison is taken. For the protection of live stock a pen must be put around the poison dish, especially if within a pasture, as cows, horses, mules and even hogs manifest a liking for salt that would lure them to their death at the fatal rabbit meeting place. This pen should be constructed strongly with a sufficient number o wires to turn aside all animals except the rabbits. It is advised to gather the dead rabbits as soon after poi soning as possible, for two rea sons: First that other rabbits be not turned away from the salt licks and second for the safety of live stock. The dead bodies are carried to some out of the way place burned or buried. Mr. Collinsworth show ed at one time a collection of 180 rabbit skeletons, gathered as the result of his efforts, and there is a strong pn bability that many others go to more remote points before overtaken by death. So far as he is able to determine, Mr. Collinsworth's fields and pastures are freed from rabbits, as his crops and grasses are not injured by the rodents. H. C. McCowen Assistant Agricultural Dem onstrator, Santa Fe System, Amarillo, Texas. Notice of Sale of Real Estate. Whereas, on the 17th day of July 1911, in an action pending in the District Court of Curry County, New Mexico, wherein James Wall was plaintiff and Thomas Wilbourn was defend ant, Baid cause being numbered 286 on the docket of said court, judgment and decree in parti tion was rendered and entered of record as to the following described real estate, situate in Curry County, New Mexico, to wit: The NW 1-4 of Section 7, Township 3 North. Range 37 East, N. M. P. M ., and Whereas, in said action, on the 10th day of July, 1913. an or der was made and entered of record wherein said real estate! was ordered sold and the pro ceeds distributed according to the rights of the parties as de termined and established in said judgment and decree. Now THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the under signed as Special Master of court in obedience to the orders, judg ment and decree in said cause, will expose and offer the above described real estate for sale, at public out-cry to the highest bid der, for cash in hand, on the 19th day of September A. D. 1913, at the hour of two o'clock in the afternoon, at the south door of the Court House in the city of Clovis. Curry County, New Mexico. This 19th day of August, 1913. C. A. SCHEURICH, Special Master of Court. a.21-S-ll. W Grand Opening &t j Saturday, Sept 13, 1913 Call for Bids. We, the school directors of Blacktower school district. No. 5 Curry Co. N. M., wish to re ceive oids lor tne erection or a two-room school building to be erected at Blacktower, N. M. as per plans and specifications to be found in the office of the County Superintendent at Clo vis. N. M. Bids will be received up to September. 20th 1913 at 2:00 p. m. File all bids with the county superintendant. We reserve the right to re ject any or all bids. Terms of payment: Fifty per cent when house is received, balance to be paid June 1. 1914. Signed K. V. Stott, L. W. Locker, R. H. Crook. Building to be completed Oct. 20th. Despondency. la often cmufted by fmlijretion and constipation and quickly disappears when Chamberlain') tabletrara taken. For aale by All DruffsriHU You are cordially invited to attend the Malleable Range demonstration at Barry DEEPLY INTERESTED The laundry work we do on shirt waists will please you, and anyone can tell you that at the Clovis Steam Laundry you can have your summer shirt waists done up equal to new. We launder shirts, collarj, cuffs, shirt waists etc. in a manner to please the most fastideous. We are proud of our color, lustre and finish on work sent us, and know you will be when you see it. Clovis Steam Not an unlucky day, but a lucky one for the ladies who can come. We now have a full and complete line of ladies' suits and dresses. We especially invite your attention to our new line of chil dren's dresses. MILLINERY OPENING We have this fall the best assortment of hats ever shown here, including a number of copies from fancy imported patterns, ex hibiting up-to-the-minute styles and good tastes. Fancy feathers and flowers are also included in our display. Grisamore jf Osborne GOOD telephone service depends largely upon mutual courtesy. The telephone is more useful to those who talk as if face to face, for civility removes difficulties and facilitates the prompt est possible connections. As in other intercourse, it often happens that two or more peo ple wish to talk with the same person at the same time. Without courtesy confusion is ineviable, and the confusion is greater when the people cannot see each other. The operators must be patient and polite under all circumstan ces, but they will do better work if they meet patience and politeness on the part of the telephone users. The Bell Telephone Service enters intimately into the social and business life of each individual. The best results come through the practice of mutual courtesy. The Mountain States Telephone a"d Telegraph Go. Laundry Hardware Co. during the week of Sept 8, to 13. South Main St Phone 48.