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VOL XXI. NO. 24.
Photograph of Excursion Party of Northern Pacific Passenger Agents Taken November 13th in the Orchard of Mr. F. Walden Editor Horticultural
Department of The Ranch near Zillah, Yakima County.
No. l, J. J. Ferry, Clnclnatti; 2, Rockwell, Dcs Moines; 3, J. H. MacFadzean, Duluth; 4, C. E. Brison, Pittsburg; 5, H. W. Sweet, St. Paul; 6, C. C. Trott Milwaukee-
7 ' 0. W. McCloskey, St. Paul; 8, C. W. Mott, Gen. Emigration Agent, St. Paul; 9, P. W. Pummill, Philadelphia; 10, J. C. Poore, St. Paul; 11, N. G. Mason, Buffalo- 12 C c'
Foster, Boston; 13. H. B. Brynlng, Kansas City; 15, F. Walden; 16, J. G. McNeil, Minneapolis; 18, A. M. Cleland, General Passenger Agent, St. Paul; 19 C.'A Mathews Chi
cago; 20, W. H. Whlttaker; 21 J. L. Daughtery, Chicago; 22, Geo. D. Rogers, St. Paul; "23, A. D. Charlton, Gen. West. Passenger Agent, Portland; 24 W N Granger ' Man"
a *< Washington Irrigation Co. ":-- ,
There are many things about farm
Practices and in animal husbandry re
garding which we may jump to con
clusions— and be wrong. The one
experience has an element of uncer
One man's land is slow to grow
clover. He applies lime, and clover
Slows, and lo! the doctrine of lime
or clover is preached unceasingly.
Inoculation of the soil with certain
bacteria for certain crops is much
talked of, and some fellow who wants
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 15, 1904.
to sell his fields by the bagful tells
how such soil spread on the land will
A long time ago it was conceived
that the fatal disease of calf-scours
was contracted through the fresh na
vel-cord of the new born calf. The
remedy, was —bathe the cord
as soon after birth as possible with
carbolic acid, and the trouble was
headed off. Some one did this, and
all calves did not die. They do not
all contract the disease, and occasion
ally one survives. The acid treat
ment was announced as a sure cure,
and it answers even yet for carpet
breeders to advise as a safe method
of treatment, but real breeders know
The other day a man who had a
nice lot of new-born calves in a
public sale is reported to have said,
"Keep corn meal out of your preg
nant cows, and you will have good
calves." What nonsense! How is
corn meal, fed in moderation with
other feeds, going to unfavorably af
fect the unborn offspring? What good
to the American farmer is the cow
and calf that the pregnant cow may
not eat the most digestible, most as
similable and most palatable food of
which we know?
This sort of talk against corn as a
general feed for our domestic ani
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mals has had its day and has done
its damage. I do not say a man may
not raise good calves with her best
feed—corn eliminated from
the ration of the dam, but other
things being equal, 1 will undertake
to produce equally as good with corn
forming over half the ration.
It is well that we farmers be alert
and receptive to everything new that
promises to be valuable, but let us
always test new things with a dose
of good common sense before we ad
mit them to our articles of faith. Be
fore we go to the trouble to learn
a thing, let us make sure that the
thing is true and worth learning.