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PRIZE WINNER FOR
"BEST DAIRY COW"
Good Qualities That Go Far Toward MaklnS the Most
Profitable Milk Producer-Importance of
Shape. By J. Grant Morse.
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WHEN THE RIVER WAS HIGH
BY EMILY S. WINDSOR
I think Unit lh( managers of the
New York state fair are "up against"
a rather hard proposition if they wish
to give premiums to the hest grade
cows. In the first place, if rules for
entering in tii3 class arc not of the
strictest kind the premiums are very
ant to go to pure bred cattlo mas
querading as grades, writes J. Grant
Moran in Rurnl New Yorker. It is a
great deal easier to show n pure bred
as a grade than it is to show a grade
as a pure-bred, and if there is any
thing in breeding the grades would
stand u poor chance by the side of
pure-breds especially titled by a pro
fessional showman. At first one
would say that it will be very easy
to pick out the hest cows by simply
milking them and weighing and test
ing the milk, but In my opinion this
would not be a fair way at all, for the
best dairy cows are of a very high
nervous temperament and for this
Mil ; -? , 4? f,V
Prize Winner for
reason the best cow in the lot might
make the poorest showing under such
conditions as she would meet with on
the state fair grounds. A few years
ago I sold a registered Jersey cow to
a mcrcant in a neighboring village,
under these conditions: I delivered
the cow and told his man how to
feed her and at the end of a week
I was to come back and either take
the cow away or get my pay for her,
as the buyer should decide as to her
value. Well, at the end of the week
I went-back and the man paid me for
Iho cow. Hut after he paid me for
nor he told me that If I had come
ouck in the middle of the week he
should have told me to take the cow
away. The first day she gave a good
flow of rich milk, but the next she
oegan to go off, both in quantity and
quality, and she gave only a very
small mess of very poor milk. Then
she began to get back to a normal
rondition, so that by the end of the
week she had won her way back into
the good graces of the family. So
FOR THE HORSE
Sketch Showlnj Arrangement
That Will Prevent Animal
from Eutins too Kupldly.
Some horses have a habit of eating
their feed too fast if it is placed
loosely in a box. This can bo easily
remedied by mnking a self-feeder on
the iced box, says Popular Mechanics.
The accompanying sketch shows how
Feed Bex for Fast Eating Horse.
a feeder can ho made similar to a
poultry feed hopper. The box can be
made of one-Inch boards large enough
to hold one feed. Tho horse can get
Iho grain only in small quantities, so
ho cannot eat more rapidly than he
should. The bottom must bo made
with enough slant to Insure all of the
feed coming out In the trough.
Feett Grown On tho Farm Prop,
crly Prcpured and Fed Makes
tho Most Profit to tho
It takes love for tho business, In
dustry and skill to grow beef cattle
profitably. As the Drovers' Journal
says, tho feed grown on the farm prop
erly prepared and fed makes the best
profit in beef growing. Cattle must
not be forced by overfeeding of grain
at the commencement of tho fattening
proreii3. Corn and oats, ground to
gether with bran and linseed meal
make an excellent grain ration for
cattle at the beginning of tho feeding
process. Alter cattle are well started
more corn cun be fed, as corn Is the
joti see that this cow would have
made a very ponr showing In a pub
lie milk test.
I think that the only practical way
to Judge these cows is by looking at
them and fie man who does the judg
ing shoul I be one of wide experience
with dairy cattle. He should not only
understand cows as milkers, but he
ought to be acquainted with the dif
ferent kinds of pure breds from whlc
they are graded.
These cows should lie judged by a
score of points, but not the score card
of any one breed. For instance, the
Jersey score card calls for a cow with
"dished face, wide between the eyes
and narrow between the horns," while
these characteristics are lacking in
some other breeds. The shape of 0
cow's head doesn't have anything to
do with her milking capacity In some
people's opinion, but I think that the
head is the most characteristic part
"Best Dairy Cow."
by which wo may determine the pos
session of the high nervous tempera
ment necessary in the bept dairy cow.
If I were going iut after good dairy
cows I should have in mind one with
a Ions, deep barrel with well-sprung
ribs. The shoulders would be thin,
but she would be deep and wide
through the chest. Her hips should
bo long and very wide, but her thighs
should be thin and devoid of much
flesh. She should have a good, shape
ly neck and a nice, Intelligent head,
devoid of much tlcsh. If she were
fresh I should expect a good, big ud
der with large teats placed far apart,
and her milk veins should bo large
and elastic and should extend well
up toward her front legs and termi
nate In large "milk wells." With this
conformation I should want to find
the cow w ith a bright, healthy-looking
eye and a general alert appearance,
then If her coat looked thrifty and her
skin had a soft, nice feeling, I should
think I had found a good "milking
machine," in excellent working order.
principal grain depended upon to flu
Ish cattlo for market.
For roughage nothing excels alfalfa
and some feeders believe that alfalfa
alone will fatten cattlo as fast ae
coi n and timothy hay. Clover Is admir
able for roughage. Cattle should be
marketed when they are in prime con
dition and not finished for show ani
mals. Kxtreme finish is expensive
and often reduces tho profits of feed
ing operations and should not be at
tempted in commercial fattening for
the general market.
GROWING COW PEAS
FOR MORE PROTEIN
That Itecommcndatton la Mad to
Improve the Food In the Silo
Mix Them with Corn.
For tho purpose of getting more
protein food in tho silo with corn,
Hoard's Dairyman recommends grow
ing cow peas In the corn, and says tho
Whippoorwill peas aro considered
about the best to plant with the corn.
It Is not as leafy as some of the other
varieties, but on account of Its climb
ing habit, clings to the corn better
than the others and makes it easy for
tho corn binder to reap the crop.
Some plant about one gallon of corn
and two gallons of peas per acre, or
sow tho peas after the corn is about
six Inches high; while others In plant
ing corn, drop a grain of corn every
12 to 14 Inches and two or three peas
every eight to ten inches. Silage
made from cow pens and corn mixed
together Is betier than from cow peas
alone. Another system of getting
more protein into the Rilage Is to grow
tho cow peas and com separately and
mix them as they are being put into
LIVE STOCK NOTE3.
It Is not always wise to feed tho
same amount of grain to both horses
In one team. Ono mr.y need more
than tho other to keep It In good
health and working condition.
It may bo stated as general rule
that when a 6heep gets sick and you
don't know how to doctor it, it Is s
good plan to allow nature to take It
course. Proper care, light feeding and
protection against exposure will work
1. Model for a gown of white chiffon cloth, u nas an eccentric but :t
tractive arrangement of heavy fllet laco torn bed with gold and silver bullion
around the shoulders and on the skirt. The hat Is a Gainsborough of white
lace trimmed with aigrettes of raspberry pink. The Rcarf is In the same color.
2. Clown of pale lavender batiste with long narrow skirt. Oblong panel
back and front mnde of net with vermicelli design of heavy (loss over its sur
face. This Is outlined with twisted soutache between two straight bands of
black velvet ribbon. Under arm pieces are of net with trimming of black
velvet ribbon. Shallow yoke and high stock or white net. Hat of black with
Henry VIII. crown of lavender velvet. Hat pins of amethysts set in filigree
3. Hat of black chip trimmed with two large plumes and stiff pleated
bow of jade grecu.
4. Frock of dull pink linen with embroidered lingerie collar and cuffs.
It Is trimmed with linen covered buttons and the sash is of black satin. Hal
of rough straw trimmed with large wired bow of black satin.
6. Child's frock of white batiste with bertha of lace and roi.ette of pale
blue satin ribbou. Lingerie hat of eyelet embroidery with scarf and bow of
pale blue satlu.
IN SOFT QUALITY OF LINEN
Model That Would Make Up Well In
Any Light Color, Preferably
Linens are made in such delight
fully soft qualities this summer, that
they adapt themselves well to fine
tucks such as are made at the top of
this skirt Tho number of colors suit
ed to a summer dress are many, but
for coolness in appearance, nothing
Is better than pale green, of which
this dress Is made.
The front panel Is In piece embroid
ery; it may either bo laid over linen
or left transparent. The bodice is un
lined, and is cut off at waist and sewu
to a band to which also the skirt Is at
tached. Tucks are made on the shoulders,
and a panel of embroidery is carried
down front. Tho sleeves arc composed
of bands of embroidery, and fino tucks.
Hat of white spotted muslin with
frill of muslin falling from the brim,
roses and leaves form the trimming.
Materials required for the dress:
6'4 yards 42 Inches wide, IVi yards
embroidery 18 Inches wide.
A Jewelry Novelty.
Happy Indeed Is the girl who owns
one of the new locket watches, as thin
as a ullver dollar, that Is the -latest
fancy in jewelry.
Tho uninitiated will not know that
these watches are aught but what
they seem, Jeweled or enameled
lockets worn on a thin gold chain. Yet
they are good time pieces, put up In
i truly convenient and artistic form.
With tho report that Uurbank or
another of tho wizard species has
forced reluctant nature to yield a
cobless corn, some will bo promised
to ask how much further this up
setting of the order of creation can
proceed with Impunity?
So long as positive law creates no
social distinctions, we have the great
"r need to safeguard all adventitious
bids to salutary subordination; and it
Is certain that corn without a cob to
eat It from ceases, by that, 4o bo tbo
FOR AN ALL-BLACK COSTUME
Always Well to Have One for Genuine
Service, and Here Is a Splen
There is quite a return to the once
popular fashion of having a black frock
for genuine service. Kvery woman
even with an elaborate wardrobe,
knows there aro some hours when
everything seems to be in need ol
cleaning or mending.
For just such occasions she has a
, oniui i one-piece irocK or uiaen Hang
ing in the closet. It Is mnde of line
silk voile, for there has been found
no better fabric for this purpose. It
fits the figure, has an added belt ol
patent leather run through slides ol
watered silk, and Is fastened down
the back with hooks and eyes.
The skirt clears the groun by two
inches and has a hem of black wa
tered silk. Tho sleeves are elbow
or three-quarter length. Kach womac
is In a go-as-you-please race concern
ing sleeves, and knows she Is In tho
fashion as long as she keeps them
The top of this frock is laid in
small folds from shoulder to belt, has
a round yoke of black chiffon cloth
covered with silk soutacho braiding
in Kgyptian design and a shallow up
per yoke of that heavy Venetian lace
that wears so well.
This lace is repeated in a narrow
pear-shaped armhole that runs half
way to the waist, and the black sleeves
have a wide band of it around the
With a black, purple of grass-green
hat and patent leather shoes, any wom
an Is smartly frocked.
In Pastel Colors.
Plain materials aro much easier of
construction than are those of striped,
barred and flowered material. Per
haps it Is this that has mado the deli
cate pastel-colored batiste a favorito
with the homo dressmaker.
Tho. fact remains that many cf the
more expensive sheer linen models In
these delicate tones are copied by the
amateur in the less expensive ba
tiste. A favored method of finishing tho
batiste frock Is the basting together
of its various parts and tho holding
of them In place by a very close and
Frills of Footing.
Plaited frills of whlto tulle footing
are much In evidence on pretty blouses
of colored foulard. They aro intend
ed, it Is true, to be worn with the sep
arate skirt, but tho colors bhould
match, thus mnking the dress at least
harmonious, If not a true example of
tho one piece frock.
The footing frill usually Is edged
with a little strip of straight or bins
silk like the blouRo, and Its covered
buttons and small bow tie are of plain
foulard to match the general color
means wherewith gentility has not
seldom vindicated Itseir, and breeding
gained a significant, albeit subtle, at
testation. Can wo afford It?-Puck.
There must ho an uiiwrltlni law
To Justify oiif, wdo
Ko nn.l kills Iho man wlio asks,
"Ih'i hot cihhikIi for you?"
"I understand you used to be a Arte
advocate of the rural life."
"Yes, I used to he a merry village
In a chorus."
(C'epyrlKlit, by W
Thero wa? n deepening green on
tho mountain slopes, and the song
of a robin came to John Lester stand
ing at the entrance of Ms tent.
"Yes, spring is come," he mused,
"and what an everlasting bore every
A group of men lounged on a huge
fallen tree nt some few yards from
hi- tent. Thero was a movement
among (hem as tho sound of a horse's
hoofs was heard on the road near by.
Then as the horseman appeared cross
ing the clearing they saunteied to
"Any letters. Sam?"
Morris dismounted, and took a pack
age from lis coat pockets. "Two for
you, Hrown, three for you, Cooper,
ono for Davis. No Dick, none for
you." He turned towards Lester.
"None for you, sir."
Lester nodded carelessly. He was
not disappointed. I to had long ago
ceased to expect any letters.
"How's the river?" ho nsked. briefly.
"Still rising. They say It will go
to 70 feet." ,
"Then we'll Just stay here till it
"It's a good deal of a nuisance,
though, sir, to lose the time, with
6uch a bit of work beforo us. Thero'B
no trains going out. And the hotel's
full of swells on their way to Frisco.
They'll likely lind time heavy on their
hands waiting for the water to go
Lester's gaze enmo back from tho
mountains. "Have my horBO ready,
will you, Sam?"
Twenty minutes later Lester rode
away from camp, his stalwart Ilgure
erect and easy in tho saddle.
Tho men read their loiters and re
sumed their position on the tree.
Their glance followed Lester's de-
He Lifted Her in His Arms.
parting figure. "Seems to me your
boss Is a queer chap," said Dalton,
who had but the week before joined
the engineering corps.
"Lester's all right. Not very bo
clablo, that' all," returned Cooper.
"Say, I feel sorry for him," said
"Why?" asked Dalton, curiously.-
"Well," returned Davis, "nny fellow
with a good income like Lester and
who choores to work In this Cod-for
snken part of the country, and who
Is evidently not getting any hnpplness
out of It, deserves pity."
"Oh Where's ho from?"
"New York. You see his father took
it Into his head to marry again, and
Lester wouldn't stand for it. They
quarreled, and they've had nothing to
do with each other since."
"You bay he has a fine Income
Where's his money from?"
"He Inherited It from his mother."
"Well," observed Dalton, "why
shouldn't his father marry again?"
"Lester adored his mother, and
couldn't bear to see uny one In her
place. He's never even seen his
stepmother, and It's six years since
his father married."
"Isn't there a story about some girl
going back on Lester, too?"
"Oh-1 heard something about It
some girl ho met In Europe the year
after he broke with his father."
Here, Sam Morrla came sauntering
toward the group. "Say," ho said,
"a child Is lost belongs to some of
the folks at tho hotel that's waiting
on account of the high wnter. They'd
Just found It out as I was leaving,
nnd such a fuss as there was."
"Well, there's no bents around to
eat It. Come on, what do you say
Meanwhile Lester was riding slowly
on. For some distance the road was
n narrow ono between two lines of
mountains. Presently, the way grad
ually widened, and ho enmo out on a
broad valley with the overflowing
river In tho dlstnnce. The view was
magnificent, but Lester paid small
heed to It. A spell of deepest gloom
had fallen on his spirits. How flat
nnd worthless life seemed. What
was tho use of It all? How would ho
get through this enforced Idleness
while tho river was preventing them
from pushing their work? Work, work
wns the, only thing for him.
As ho neared the point whero three
roads met and branched off, there
was a rattle of wheels, and a carriage
which he recognized as from the vil
lage livery nppenred around the bend.
It turned luto tho road farthest from
Lester. It was occupied by a man
. U. Chapman.)
and two women. He was not enough
Interested to look nt them as they
I ut riot Into the other road, but the
fleeting glance he h.al of them told
hlni they were people from a world
unknown to him Hie last few years.
He did not seo that the man In tho
carriage bad turned and was looking
earnestly back at him.
A woman's light laugh lloated back;
there was the scent of violet In tho
air. Lester's thoughts went back to
(lays which It was his constant en
deavor to forget. Sho had li.nl such
a laugh, and she had always about her
a faint odor of vh lets, ile gave bin
shoulders an Impatient shake, nnd
quickened his horse's movement. Ho.
would not let the memory of thoso'
past days lako possession of his
When within n half mile of (ho vil
lage he reached a road leading direct-;
ly to Hie river. Tho thought came to
him that there would be sonio Inter
est In seeing the river nt nenrer range.
He turned his horse In that direction,
lie rode slowly, taking In the breadth
of landscnpo before him. Suddenly
a child's cry awoke the stillness. Les
ter looked around. At the sldo of tho
road sat n child, a girl of four or live
years. She was holding one foot lu
both her small hands.
"Hello!" exclaimed Lester, Jumping
from his horse. "What Is tho matter,
Tho littlo child looked up nt him.
"My foot, It hurts." There was a fresh
burnt of tears. "And I'm lost. I want
to go back."
Lester bent over her. Sho wns a
beautiful littlo creature. Sho had n
profusion of brown wavy hair and
grent gray eyes shaded by thick dark
She cried softly as Lester examined
her foot. Sho had evidently turned
her anklo violently In walking over
tho rough stones of the road.
"Whero do you live?' asked Les
ter. "Don't cry, I'll take you home."
"Don't live here, we're at the hotel."
She stopped crying, nnd looked at
Lester with the confidence which tho
glance of lis eyes and his smile al
ways won for him.
"At tho hotel? Well, my horse will
take us thero very soon." He liftou
her in his arms, and placing her on
his saddle, sprang up behind her.
"She belongs, no doubt, to thoso peo
ple that Morris said aro staying over
on account of the flood," be thought.
The little girl leaned against him
comfortably. Lester chatted gayly
to her, and soon she wits laughing
merrily. Her namo was Dolly, sho
told him, and she had run away Lo
calise sho wanted to see tho river.
By the time they reached tho vil
lage and were riding up to tho hotel,
she seemed to havo forgotten tho pain
In her foot. The street seemed deserted
and thero was no one visible about
the hotel except a young woman stand
ing on tho veranda which ran around
the building. Dolly called out as sho
say her: "Hero I am! Hero I am!"
The young woman screamed and
ran down to the road.
"Oh, Dolly, Dolly, you i.aughty
Then as Lester drew rein, she saw
his face. "You, John!"
Lester had turned white to the lips.
"Is this your child?" ho asked, bis
He had dismounted and held tho
child In his arms. "My child!" she
returned, Impetuously. "No, John, I
am not married. No" as Lester
made a movement toward her. "Mat
ters are unchanged but 1 am going
to tell you what I would not before,
because I did not want to nppeur as
trying to Influence you to accept your
Btepmother. She Is my sister. She
was married to your father while I
was at France in school. I did not
know for rome time after I met you
that you were her stepson. When it
was known to me I decided not to
marry you. Hut now well, Dolly Is
your stepsister. She was left with
tne this morning while your father
and my sister went for a drive with
another member of our party. Sud
denly sho was missed oh, 1 was so
frightened your . father adores her,
and If nnythlng had happened to her
and, oh, John, to think that you
Lester hnd stood rigid nnd white
during this explanation, his eyes on
the sweet face of the speaker.
Now be folded the little gill closely
in his arms and rested his cheek
"I have been a fool," he said, terse
ly. "I'll tell my father and your sis
ter so. Is sho as sweet as you, Alice?"
"Much nicer than I. Oh, John, your
father will be so happy to have you
"And you, Alice? Will you havo mo
Lester laughed happily. "I must
carry Dolly in. Her foot must bu at
tended to. Sho has hurt It."
Dolly seemed to thoroughly under
stand all that had been said. She
put her arms around Lester's neck.
"I am glad that you are my broth
er," sho said.
We are always wishing wo were
this or that person Instead of our
selves, nud if such a thing as m
tenipsychosls were possible we'd bo
mighty glad to get back to our own
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