The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, September 12, 1912, Image 2
fbe Loop Uty Northwestern J W B( HI-KlGn. Publisher i—---.-— Loup city, • • Nebraska NEWS OF A WEEK III i— I RECORD OF MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS TOLD IN BRIEFEST MANNER POSSIBLE AT HOME AKD ABROAD Magpsr ng* That Are Making History —Information Gathered from All Quarters of the Globs and Given in a Few Lines. Washington Ik r L I lull lap of the department «rf unrsltitt* bureau of chemistry, •ho * as (he chief accuser of Dr. Ilar *e« W Wiley ta the controversy j which shook the department last spring has resigned his position He has accepted a place sub a chemical esscert is Chicago • • • Secretary of the N'avy Meyer denied that he had decided to resign from the cabinet oa account of ill health as •as reported There la absolutely j m» truth la this rumor be said "1 am no* to leave the cabinet My health is very mark improved " • • • Secretary of Agriculture Wilson has arranged to bold bearings on the •bite pine bl.ster rust September Ik. oa the Mediterranean fruit fly Sep 1 •amber If and the potato wart Sep •ember Jd. preliminary to proposed sweeping quarantine proclamations against these agricultural menaces • • • Tbs assault upon Dr Luts Lazo Arrtga former Honduran minister to Washington at Gautemala iTty re eentiy »as purely a personal one. I reports Sen or Mendez Gautemalan j minister a bo railed at the state de part meet ta W ashington and said he bad a telegram from bis government showing that tbe assault was com ml tied by latoi on servant. Theodore Roosevelt is expected to appear October 1 or 1 before the spe ( dal senate committee investigation campaign contributions to testify re garding the allegation of John D j Arch hold and Senator Penrose that the Standard Oil company gave 1100 - j •M to the Republican national com j mlttee of IKK with his approval ... Domestic The (.'sited Spanish War Veterans me' in Atlantic City for their annual . encampment • • • idles Edith Norton, thirty-five years old. daughter of a wealthy Leland • III > farmer, sent Insane from the has' and blea her nead off with a shotgun see Nicholas Jedorick sas shot and killed at Fulum. ill. by Roy lrroden, followieg the chastisement of Droden by Jedorick because of an Insulting re asarl said to nave been made by Dro den in Jedorick'a sister Six bullets ' entered Jedorick s body. Droden sas arrested e • e More than four thousand horses have died In western Kansas since a mysterious disease broke out in that section of the state, and it is estima ted that the money loan la around half a million dollars. The great mortal tty has created a serious situation, hundreds of farmers being left without the animal# to do necessary fall work la the Helds • • • Oscar F Nelson of Chicago was re elected president and Indianapolis was selected as the next meeting place of the National Federation of Host office Clerk, in session at Salt Lake Oily. ... icrordiut to a police announcement, burglars entered a hat store on Lower Broadway. New York, between Satur day and Tuesday, and stole €.060 im ported Austrian velour hats, valued at SJ6.66* • e • A vein of high grade bituminous cool has been found on the si of where the f'etteg States government build log stood at the world s fair In St | lauU. nnd Is being mined for the dly i one • • e Joseph Drago an employe on John t» Rockefeller s estate at Pocantico Hills V Y was approached by a member of the -Black Hand society, who demanded S2«9 from him lirago refused to pay and a pistol duel took place The Black Hand ' agent was shot in the leg bat escaped see la 1W. when Kansas was passing through unusually hard times, the govern meat census figures showed that as per cent of Kansas farms were mortgaged According to the cooaws figure* for 1*16 only 44 3 per cent arw mortgaged • • • About 3-*6»* kosher butcher shops are clawed in New York as the result of a general strike of the union butch sew The strikers demand a 36 per root increase ia wages, a 12-hour day and recognition of their union. • s s Walter Johnson, a negro accused of attaching a white girl, lourteen years old. at Princeton. W. Va . w u lynched Johnson nas hanged to a telegraph pole and his body riddled with bullets. • we "h -d" Mars, the aviator, who was srteiety hurt when hi* biplane dipped sod crashed into a fence In an exhibi tion Sight at the county fair at ♦Moss. NYU still la a sank condi tion at the hoejdla!, hut Is expected to recover Snow fell In the mountains west of Carson City. Nev. covering the range to a depth of several inches. This is the earliest snowfall In twenty-five years. • • • Fire In a steamer trunk cost the life of Patrick J. Reilly, chief of the Holyoke t Mass ) fire department. Reilly was riding to the fire In an automobile when a hose wagon struck bis machine. • • • Suffering from a severe fracture of j the skull, the bandit who. single-hand- ! ed. robbed the New York Limited train I on the laiuisvllle & Nashville rail- j road twelve mi.es east of New Or- j leans Wednesday night, later to be j felled by the locomotive driver, was j brought to New Orleans and placed in the charity hospital • • • After entering the house of his pros pective father in-law Gerrit J Dieke- . ma of Holland. Mich., former congress man and. it is charged stealing $2,000 worth of diamonds and jewelry. A. S. j Hrusse twenty-seven years old. said to be of a wealthy family of Vancou- | ver. P C\, was arrested at Milwaukee. • • • More than 500 students at Colum bia university worked their way ) through college last year, earning , $i>5/MKt according to the report of the j committee on employment. • • • Private detectives who have been keeping a close watch over the John ■ 1> Rockefeller estate at Pocantico Hills were equipped w-ith a squad of I watchdogs which will assist them in pursuing Italian bandits who have been responsible for recent holdups and petty crimes on the estate. • • • Specialists In the raising of vege tables from all parts of the country i are !n Rochester. N. Y . in attendance at the fifth annual convention of the Vegetable Growers' association of America • • • Unless the supreme court stays the order of a lower court the household goods of Gen. Daniel E Sickles, vet- j eran of many battles of the Civil war. ; will be sold at auction to satisfy a judgment for $8,066 in favor of the Lin coin Trust company of New York i The judgment is based on a promis sory note given by the aged soldier • • • Miss Annie Dorothy Nixon, twenty- j two vests old. the daughter of Richard I B Nixon, financial clerk of the United Stales senate, was drowned at Colo nial Beach. Va.. in a vain attempt to rescue her swimming companion. Franklin W Wiseman, aged twenty. ! of Havana. Ill • • • Politics The Roosevelt presidential electors cannot be taken off the Republican > general election oallot in the Novem ber election In Kansas. This was the decision of Judge Walter H. Sanborn of the United States circuit court of appeals. • • • Oscar S Straus, former secretary of commerce and labor in the cabinet of President Roosevelt and once United States minister to Turkey, was unani mously acclaimed the nominee for | governor of the Progressive party of New York state at the convention held In Syracuse. • • • Political bosses and machines, crooked business and unenforced leg islation are condemned In the plat form which was adopted by the Ohio ! Progressive state convention held at ' Columbus Arthur I.. Garford of Ely- | ria was nominated for governor of Ohio by the convention by acclama tion • • • With John I, Stevens of Boone as tneir nominee for governor. Iowa Pro gressives In convention at Pes Moines i put a third party state ticket into the ] field, alter overcoming opposition to the plan by a vote of nearly five to one. • • • Foreign Thirty-seven coal miners were killed by an explosion of fire damp in the j Clarence coal mine, near Bruay, i France, in the department of N'ord. • • • Personal Rev. William White Wilson, rector j of St Mark's Episcopal church, chap | lain of the First regiment. Illinois Na tional Guard, and one of the best j known divines in Chicago, was killed when he was struck by a street car i at a crossing. Rev. Wilson was on his way to a meeting of the Masonic order, of which he was a prominent i member. • • • Char’.es W. Morse, the banker sen- j tenced to a long term in the Atlanta I penitentiary and pardoned by Presi- j dent Taft because of poor health, re- j turned to hts old stamping grounds— 49 Exchange place. New York City-- j rented commodious offices on the nineteenth floor and prepared to get ba< k. so be said, to his "life work." • • • Hrarnwell Booth, the new head of 1 the Salvation army, has issued an ap peal for $750,000 with which to erect, e<iuip and maintain a training college for Salvation Army officers as a me mortal to his father. • • • l.teut Gen Arthur Mac-Arthur, U. S. I A . retired, former ranking general of ! the army, dropped dead In Milwaukee while addressing the last reunion of members of the regiment he com manded In the Civil war Death was dua to apoplexy • • • W H Leavitt, the divorced hus band of Ruth Bryan, daughter of Wil liam Jennings Bryan, was reported to have secretly married Miss Gertrude H ! a eper. daughter of Rev. Edward l^eper of Fort Recovery. O. • • • Dr W. J. McGee, the noted scientist , and anthropologist who died at his j home in Washington of cancer, fcas will ed hit body to Prof A. Spitzka of Jelfer I son college In order that the noted , pathologist may use it for dissection I and to study the cancer cells and as certain the cause of the disease. ACTION DEFERRED ON AMOUNT TO BE ASKED FOR. PROFESSORS STRIKE A SNAG Coard Decides that Instructors Who Desire to Teach in Summer Without Pay May Do So. The Board of Regents of the state university informally discussed the budget which will be presented to the legislature when it comes next Janu ary, but deferred definite action un til a later day. No statement was made of the amount of money which the university intends to ask the leg islature to appropriate. University professors ran on a snag in the matter of easy leaves of ab sence when the board of regents pass ed a ruling prohibiting them from ap plying summer school service toward leave of absence on full salary. The board adopted as its policy that hereafter any professors who desire to teach in the summer session with out remuneration may do so. and should the question ever arise of granting leave of absence, such serv- ; ice w ill be taken into consideration. ! President Allen found support I among the board members against j charges arising from the suit of the Omaha Structural Steel works, in w hich statements were made reflect- i ing on the integrity of the president. ! The company asserted in its suit that | undue influence had been brought to bear in the awarding of one of the sub-contracts for a new college build- I ing. The board directed that a letter to this firm be drafted outlining the board's attitude and the results ot | its investigations. This letter, when ; drawn up and submitted to the mem- j bets of the board for approval, will J be given to the press for publication. | Two claims against the Omaha Medical college appropriation were paid, one for grading the site of the new building and the other for taxes to the city of Omaha. The. following ad interim appoint ments were confirmed: C. W. Smith, instructor in physics in the school of agriculture: Harry E. Bradford, prin cipal of the school of agriculture; L. F. Seaton, adjunct professor of agri cultural engineering: G. C. White, as Fistant professor of daily husbandry; Rachael E. Holmes, fellow in botany: Mattie Allen, adjunct professor of education; W. J. Morrill, professor of lorestry; Alice Loomis, professor of home economics; Anna M. Olsen, ad junct professor-of home economics; B. F. Raber, assistant professor of me chanical engineering. The following new appointments were made: Miss M. M. Hoxsey, clerical assistant in agricultural bo tany: R. K .Bliss, professor of animal husbandry; Everett N. Bowman, de tailed by the War department as com mandant of cadets. The board confirmed the extension of the leave of absence without salary of Prof. C. W. Wallace. Prof. Wal lace has for the last three years been' conducting Shakesprearean research es among the archives of the British museum. He was expected to return to the university this fall, but early in the summer it became apparent that without more time he could not finish the work he had under way. He was accordingly given another year. Notarial Commissions. J. H. Presson, record clerk at the governor’s office, has issued 1.005 notarial commissions since Septem ber 1, 1011. Of this number 180 went to Douglas county and 107 to Lancas ter. Auto Fees Go to County. An apparent conflict in the statute regarding the place of payment of fees for the registration of automo biles has been passed upon by Attor ney General Martin. The statute ap pears to be in conflict in that one sec tion yrovides for payment to the coun ty treasurer of the county where the owner lives, while another appears to require payment to the secretary of state in case of transfer of ownership. The attorney general holds that all such fees must be paid to the county treasurer of the county where the owner lives and that in case of trans fer of ownership the owner must pre sent the county treasurer's duplicate receipt to the secretary of state and the later will register the ma chine without pay. Infantile Paralysis Appears. Infantile paralysis has appeared at the town of Neligh. according to word received by Dr. W. H. Wilson, in spector for the state board of n'ealth. He has been notified that the opening of the public schools will be deferred on account of the disease. Broadwell Suit Appealed. The case of Douglas county against Frank A. Broadwell. ex-clerk of the district court of Douglas county, which sues for fees claimed due the county and not turned over by Mr. Broadwell. was appealed to the su preme court last week. The county sues on the bond of Mr. Broadwell, which was issued by the American Bonding and Trust company, for fees covering four years beginning Janu ary 4. 1900, and extending to January 3, 1904, which amounted to $41,525.82. Bankers Pledge Assistance. Nebraska bankers, assembled In convention in Omaha on August 26 and 27, pledged their assistance, financial and otherwise to agricultur al development in the state. They pledged financial aid to the State Uni versity, and to all other movements which have for their purpose the in crease of grain yields in th% state. “Cooperation with the agriculturists" was the theme of the convention and without exception every banker in the state gave it favorable considera tion. A LOSS OF HORSES. Strange Disease Is Carrying Of! Many Animals. More than 600 horses have died of a strange disease in the state of Ne braska within a few weeks, according to reports received at the office of tfie state veterinarian. Half a dozen ex perts are out trying to check its rav ages, and the state department has ordered more men into the field. The disease resembles fungus poisoning and is said to be due to the late growth of pastures following the late summer rains. Horses are dying by ithe dozen in a dozen scattered coun ties. According to the state veterinarian, the horse afflicted with the disease, appears to be normal in every way except that it apparently loses its reason within six hours after show ing signs of being affected and is ■ dead within forty-eight hours. At this writing no new complaints j had been received, but every effort j will be made to gather information so i that the epidemic, if such it is, can ] be stopped before it reaches large proportions. Complaints at present have come from Franklin. Hastings. Merna and one or two other towns, and inspectors who have investigated the matter think it is caused by a sort of fungus poisoning from the late growth of grass caused by the rain, which hss fallen abundantly. Horses that have been fed upon dry feed do not seem to be troubled | by the disease and it is only those j animals which have been allowed to feed upon green grass thot have been j afflicted. A Merna veterinarian describes the symptoms of the disease as follows: The horse has an anxious look or expression and appears at the outset to suffer a loss of appetite. It is not inclined to move save when It has to, and in ten or twelve Sours after be ing attacked by the disorder it begins to stagger around and to seek to lean up agaiust any convenient thing which it can find. Its breathing is practically normal, its pulse is nor mal also and its temperature is front 103 to 105.3 degrees. As time goes on the animal gets more stupid and seeks to go through the fence, man ager or whatever lies in its path. It pays attention to nothing. Some cases have come from the pastures aad others front the harness. The horses live from forty to sixty hours usually and previous to death the limbs of the animal tremble violently ahd continually. Work of the Stork. The total number of births in the state between January 1 and July 31 of the present year was 15.451}. ac cording to figures given out by Secre tary Wilson of the state board of health. The number exceeds the births for the same period last year. Pay for State Troops. The payroll of the state troops at the recent Second regiment encamp ment at Grand Island totalled $4,426 All of the money was forthcoming from the federal government and was not backed up dollar for dollar by a like amount from the state treasury. Assessors Are Slow. Only a few of the fourteen counties which failed to properly report data for the state 1912 assessment roll, have replied to letters sent out by Secretary Henry Seymour of the as sessment board, asking for the infor mation. . Until this Is sent in the grand assessment roll will be incom plete. □anger from Glanders. The state veterinarian department was exhibiting several pictures of j people who had been afflicted with glanders contracted while taking care of horses infected with the same dis- ' ease. Efforts will be madp to educate j the people along the. line of the dan ger of contracting the disease by those handling the animals. Rule for Normal Schools. The new rule made by the state normal board for all state normal schools is that a flat rate of $1 a sem ester shall be charged for the use of books, instead of a deposit of $3 and the tebate system. The single tax of $3 for lecture, athletic and other pri vileges adopted by the state board is merely voluntary. If students de sire to do so, they may buy tickets to lecture courses and other privileges as they need them as heretofore at a total cost of about $7 a year. The j state normal board will meet some J time in October for holding* a busi- [ ness session. — Goods Not Yet Found. State Food Commissioner Hansen has not yet found trace of the valu able platinum cups which were stolen from the laboratory of his depart ment. He has written letters to deal ers in this metal to look out for the stolen goods. In reply, one firm said it had received word of nin-> differ er.t robberies of the same kind, all committed by the same man. Receive Maine Relic. The navy yard officials at Washing ton have sent to Adjutant General Phelps a powder tank which was taken from the wreck of the Maine at the time the battleship was taken from the mud in Havana harbot. The tank is about three feet long and nine inches in diameter and shows the ef fect of the explosion. It does not show much effect from its long sub mersion in the water only having an occasional scaly crus’ on the sides. The relic will be presented to Span ish war veterans in Lincoln. Want Live Stock Board. Stockmen of the state and others interested in the growth and develop ment of the stockraising industry are starting an agitation looking to the creation of a live stock sanitary board or some such body to have Charge on behalf of the state of the fight against diseases wdiich are causing losses to the extent of hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. Plans for the presentation of a byi to the state leg islature at the coming session may be made by stockmen's organizations within the near future. AFFAIRS IN MEXICO UNCLE SAM'S ARMY COULD MOVE ON SHORT NOTICE. THE REBELS CONTINUE ACTIVE Officers Are Apprehensive of the Situ* ation but Hope There Will Be No Intervention. Washington.—Intervention in Mexi co and the possibility of President Taft calling a special session of con gress to determine whether American troops shouid be sent across the line, were widely-1 discussed here by public men and in diplomatic circles. It is known that the government has been pressed on many sides to take such a step, and various ac counts of what influences were being brought to bear and the objects sought to be accomplished are related among those interested on both sides of the question. President Taft and the state de partment. however, are holding to the principle that no such action should be taken without authorization cl congress. That American soldiers have been sent into China, oruhat American na val forces now are actively engaged in Nicaragua without authorization of congress should not be a precedent for sending troops to Mexico. In China American missionaries were besieged and in danger of tor ture or death. In Nicaragua the re bels had shelled the American lega tion and endangered lives of Ameri can cities by bombarding an unforti- j tied city, in violation cf rules of inter national law. No such situation has been report- ! ed in Mexico. The news that President Taft con sidered the situation a grave one, and has g'ven thought to the expediency of putting it up to congress, is expect- j ed to bring out the usual crop of re- ; ports of troops under orders to move and plans completed by the general , stafT of the army for campaigning in Mexico. The general staff has complete plans for any such emergency. Should it arise, some war department offici als could wake up at night, and like Von Moltke, at the outbreak of the Kranco-Prussian war, send to the tele graph wire in a moment a sheaf of or ders that would put an army a-horse and a foot in battle array. So it is perfectly proper to say the war department is ready to invade Mexico at a moment's notice, but it is no more ready to invade Mexico than it is to xepel invaders from across the ocean. It has standing orders with the principal railroads and steamship lines by which it can begin moving an army within twenty-four hours. A Motor Crash Newark, N. J.—Eddie Hasha of Waco, Tex., holder of several world's records for motorcycle racing, plung ed over the rail of the course at the new Newark motordome into a crowd late Sunday afternoon, causing the death of six persons, including him self, while six are dying and thirteen j are badly injured. The only two of the six dead posi- i ttvely identified up to a late hour ' were Hasha and Johnny Albright, a Denver motorcyclist, who was riding third in the race. The other four ; dead were boys and young men among the spectators. Five thousand spectators were wit nessing the finish of a four-mile free, for-all race when the daring Texan rider, doing ninety-two miles an hour, took his fateful plunge. The New Battleship. Washington.—The new battleship Pennsylvania, the only -one author, ized by congress at the last session, will be fully as large as the great battleship which the British govern ment has just ordered, according to plans of the naval general board. Wilson Out Against Smith. Sea Girt, N. J.—Governor Woodrow Wilson, democratic presidential nomi nee, declared against Warner J. Smith, jr., a democratic candidate for ! United States senator from New Jer sey, an office which he held during President Cleveland's second ad ministration. Bernhard Ziehn Dead. Chicago.—Bernhard Ziehn. said to have been one of the foremost au thorities of the country on musical theory, died at his home here Sunday. His Money Melted. Chicago.—Thomas Ballard, a farm er, kept 500 $20 gold pieces in his corn crib, which burned, and the money was melted into an entact sol id mass. Tells All He Knows. Preston. Enj^—Thomas Coupe, New York Elks' club clerk, who saw the Rosenthal murderers fleeing, and afterwards came to Eneland. because he was afraid he would suffer for "knowing too much." has sent a sworn statement of all he knows. Watching for Cholera. Washington.—Surgeons have been warned to examine immigrants for cholera carriers, until the outbreak in southern Sardinia and Italy and in Bierut, Syria, subsides. Makes "Newsie” Hold Sack. Osage City, Kas.—A bandit robbed the passengers on Missouri Pacific train No. 1, of $1,000 in money and jewelry. He compelled the newsboy to bold a sack while the passengers Jumped in their valuables. The rob ber ascaped. • Bull Moose- Disowned. Hartford, Conn.—Because his son. Edward, a Tale graduate and lawyer, declared himself a bull moose. State Senator E. L. Pond, a strong Taft man, has disowned him. ALTHOUGH GOOD RUSTLERS SHEEP SHOULD BE GIVEN THE ATTENTION THEY DESERVE! Animals Are Always Most Neglected and Receive Least Notice of All Stock Kept on Farm—Profitable to Give Them Best Treatment Possible. Four Excellent Rustlers. As far as my observation goes, sheep are always the most neglected and least noticed of all the stock kept on the farm. 1 am pretty sure the rea son of this is that the sheep usually takes care of itself so well, without the assistance of man. and can make its liviug on so little, that gradually the idea of looking after the flock, and doing something for their benefit, passes out of the mind of most men who keep a few sheep, but are not in the business of keeping them as their principal interest. But in spite of this negligence and lack of interest, I am sure that sheep pay much more in proportion to the amount invested and the cost of maintaining them than any other farm stock. In view of this fact, it would seem to me that the sheep ought to be the best cared for animal on the farm, and should have the best treatment that the owner can give, says a writer in the Farm Progress. Sheep on the farm, or on the plains, receive less care and attention than any other farm stock, yet so far as my personal experience is concerned, pay a better profit on the investment than any other farm stock. I suppose the chief reason for this indifference on the part of most men lies in the fact that sheep cannot be made to multiply as fast as hogs, and the pub lic demand is never so great as that for pork and beef. It may be truthfully said that beef is the mainstay in filling the demand for fresh meat, and pork In the shape of hams, shoulders and sides, in the shape of breakfast bacon, constitutes the main supply of cured meats. 1 really think if lamb and mutton were used to a larger extent, and consti tuted a much larger portion of the meat eaten by the people generally, it would be better for the health of the people generally and. probably, have a tendency to improve the farms de voted to stock raising, and perhaps would also be conducive to the better average health of the people who con sume very much meat. I have been associated with farming a great many years, and owned sev eral farms, and have kept stock of all kinds, and I can say without prejudice that my sheep have always given me less trouble than the other kinds of stock and. for the investment, have paid me much more clear profit. 1 can therefore urge with great sincerity upon all who have not put at least a few sheep on their farms to do so as soon as possible. That they will pay well is as certain as anything on the farm can be. and I know it is impossible for any farm stctek to cost so little or give so little trouble. M. personal preference is for one of the "Down” breeds, and though the Southdown is probably more popular in a general way, 1 think the Shropshiredown is the most attrac tive. I think, too, that they average somewhat heavier in weight. On a 400-acre farm I kept for a long time a flock of thirty to forty, and from the tim* that the pastures were suitable to graze in the spring till the freezing weather in the late fall, my sheep never needed to be fed a mouthful. And the winter keep has always been so small that I am sure that half of the Increase of the flock would offset the entire cost, if it were possible to estimate that cost, for the whole year. We have made it a practice to use on our ow n table as lamb and mutton most of the surplus of our own flock and aimed to keep the flock down to about forty in number. As they are al ways left in the pasture all the time, including even most of the winter, the cost of keep is too small to count. Half of the returns for wool would more than pay for all the feed, for age and pasture they get, and 1 have noticed that some of my thinnest and most run-down land on the place is getting better all the time. I have heard some complaint about sheep being affected with the hot fly, but all injury to the sheep may be avoided by applying a mixture of pine tar and grease—say axle grease— around the nostrils. To save the trouble of catching and applying the tar to the sheep direct some people bore holes in a log with a two-inch auger, and put salt in 'them, and then smear around the edge of the holes with a mixture of pine tar and grease. When they lick the salt they get their nostrils 6meared with the tar. The smearing may be done often, say once a week. I am of the opinion that a sort of muzzle made of fine woven wire, and so shaped as to be attached to the nose of the sheep, and will not come off will serve perfectly to keep off the bot fly that lays the eggs of the grub in the sheep’s nose. It would be well for some whose sheep are much bothered with grubs to make a test of this. PROFITABLE FEEDING OF CHESTER WHITES Difference Shown Between Hog Given Penty of Feed and One Neglicted. The result of diJerent treatments of hogs came to my notice last spring, when a neighbor sold two average pigs eight weeks old to a man who did not have any other hogs. He bought the two hogs to make pork the next fall and. of course, wanted to give them a good chance to do their best They were fed wheat middlings, milk and scraps from the table, in addition to the pasture they gathered. They were grade Chester Whites, farrowed in April. These two pigs dressed be tween 150 and 175 pounds each when about seven months old. The pigs that had not been sold and out of the same litter were allowed to run on pasture, and when corn was ready to feed they were fed enough corn to put them in pork condition, but when slaughtered at about the same time as the other two they only weighed 65 to 70 pounds each. There was a difference of nearly 100 pounds between these well-fed hogs and their mates not so fed, and it is wholly due to different treatments. It is easy to see which was the most economical pork producer—the well-cared-for hog or the one which got enough feed to ■ barely live until fattening time The j difference in value was almost $10, as i pork sold at 10 cents a pound here last fall. The two well-cared-for hogs did not eat near $10 worth of feed from the time they were separated from their mates until they were slaughtered. EXCELLENT FLOORS FOR A HOG HOUSE Easy Matter to Secure Comfort able Quarters if Cold Is Kept Out. I am using concrete floors in our hog houses and have found that I need very little bedding, just enough to keep the body of the pig from coming in contact with the concrete. It is easy to keep a concrete floor warm if the cold air cannot get under it, says a writer in an exchange. With one hundred pigs in the house, during zero weather. I had to keep some of the windows and the upper 'end doors open for ventilation. I have never had pigs get stiff from lying on concrete floors. Good, dry bedding, straw or shredded fodder, is used, and is re moved as soon as it becomes damp and replaced with a fresh supply. Ventilation is such that cold winds cannot blow in on the pigs. I disin fect the houses often with air-slaked lime. A dipping tank Is essential, not only for destroying lice, but for promoting health conditions in general. I dip my ’pigs once in two months, more often if the animals are bothered with lice, and use any of the dip on the market that have crude oil as a ba sis. I do not dip in winter, but crowd the hogs into the house and spray them, leaving them until dry. I spray hogs, walls, bedding and all. I keep wood ashes and a little lime in a self-feeder before the pigs all the time. Hogs need more mineral mat ter than they usually get. During the summer the hogs should be provided with ample shade. Choosing a Hoe. In choosing a hoe, select one the blade of which lies 'not quite flat on the floor when you are standing erect, with the hoe handle extending from your hand when in working position to the floor. The heel of the hoe should not quite touch the floor from this position. Such a hoe will bite into the soil easily when it is bright and sharp and will work smoothly and effectively. Sharpen the hoe as soon as it gets noticeably dull. This will be hard on the hoe, but it saves muscle, and hoes are c^eap. Carry a small, flat file in your hip pocket and do not allow a nick to stay in the hoe a minute after it is made. Pig-Eating Sows. A sow eats her pigs because she has been improperly fed during preg nancy. We never knew of a sow having this habit if she bad been al lowed to run in the pasture, or whose rations had been varied and which contained plenty of green and succu lent feed.