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customed to eating it. Precautions
should consequently bo observed to pre
vent accidents and disease from its use.
It is a matter of common observation
that when full-fed horses are changed
from old to new oats they are liable to
attacks of indigestion , colic , and foun
der. If such results follow the change
from old to new oats , how much more
likely are they to follow a radical
change , such as that from oats to
wheat ? For this reason wheat should
at first be fed in small quantities. It
should , when possible , bo mixed with
some other grain , and care should be
taken to prevent any one animal from
getting more than the quantity intend
ed for it.
These precautions are especially nec
essary when wheat is fed to horses , as
these animals are peculiarly liable to
colic and other disturbances of the di
gestive organs , accompanied or followed
by laminitis. Cattle , sheep , and hogs
frequently crowd each other from the
feeding troughs , in which cose some
individuals obtain more than their
share , and may bring on serious or fatal
attacks of indigestion.
How It Should be Fed.
The best form in which to feed wheat
is to roll or grind it into a coarse meal.
It may then be fed alone , or mixed
with corn meal or ground oats. When
ground fine it is pasty and adheres to
the teeth , gums , and cheeks so that it is
not so readily masticated or eaten. In
the form of a coarse meal it is relished
by all animals , it is in a condition to be
attacked by the digestive processes
whether thoroughly masticated or not ,
meal will certainly be found to give
better results with all other kinds of
The number of pounds of live weight
that may be produced by feeding a
bushel of wheat will evidently vary ac
cording to the ago and condition of the
animal fed. Prof. Robertson , at the
Ottawa experiment station , fed frozen
wheat to hogs and secured from 9.1 to.
15.46 pounds , live weightfrom a bushel ,
the greater increase being from young ,
growing animals , and the smaller from
those which were fattening.
At the South Dakota Experiment
Station the hogs fed ground wheat re
quired 4.81 pounds , and those fed whole
wheat required 4.91 pounds for 1 pound
gain in live weight. The ground wheat
fed returned 58.89 cents per bushel , the
whole wheat , 65.83 cents ; corn , 60
cents ; and peas , 65.86 cents. The qual
ity of pork obtained from ground wheat
and corn was about equal , and was su
perior to that from whole wheat , peas ,
or mixed feed.
Feeding Value of Corn and Wheat.
From the Canadian experiments it
would appear that the. feeding value of
an equal weight of wheat is slightly in
excess of that of corn ; the South Da
kota experiments gave better results
from corn. In general , the difference
would probably not be very great , but
it would undoubtedly be better to mix
corn and wheat , or corn , wheat , and
bran , or corn , wheat , and middlings.
The following examples show the com
position of such mixtures.
Many other combinations might be
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VETERAN'S PRAYER ,
( on the death of William McKinley. )
As the cloud upon the sun
Shades.thy hills , My Native Land ,
And the weeping has begun
That relieves the scorching sand ,
May the shadow of our grief
Yield a blessing from on high
That will bring us the relief ,
From the spirit , drawing nigh.
If wo loved our chief too well ,
Loved not Thee as we should do ,
May a kind , forgiving spoil ,
Like the falling of the dew.l
Soothe our sorrows , as wo grope ,
Blinded by the darkening cloud.
Ohl Our Father , lot us hope ,
Even if we were too proud.
Our dear Comrade , thou hast bid
To a higher trust , wo know.
Us , thy children , thou hast chid ,
Guide us gently as we go.
As the cloud doth clear away
In the waning of the night ,
May the stars now beams display ,
And our land be bathed in light.
JOSEPH MAKINSON , Vet. 71st 111. Vol.
Holdrege , Nebraska.
THE NEBRASKA DEMOCRATS.
As might have been .expected , the Ne
braska Democrats , who closed their
state convention early this morning , took
their stand on the old platforms of the
party in their brief reference to national
issues. They also fused with the Popu
lists , in convention at the same time , by
the making of a state ticket , taking the
head of the ticket from their own ranks ,
and the nominees for Regents of the
University from those of the Populist
faith. They condemned the proposed
reorganization of the Democratic party ,
declaring that those who proposed this
adjustment of factions were merely the
bolters who had assisted in the election
of President McKinley in two national
It is apparent that William J. Bryan
still dominates the party organization in
his own state , whatever his loss of
strength may be in other common
wealths. He has especially urged the
continuance of fusion , having taken the
floor in a recent conference and opposed
aggressively the proposition to reestablish
lish Democratic independence in Ne
But the action of the Nebraska Demo
crats will not have much effect upon the
general tendency throughout the coun
try to get away from the hopeless issues
of the last two Presidential campaigns ,
and return to grounds upon which the
whole Democratic party may be reunit
ed. The other state conventions of
this year have indicated very clearly
that the popular sentiment of the party
is against the continued leadership of
Mr. Bryan , that it is opposed to several
of the principal articles in the Bryan
confession of faith and that success can
be achieved only through the reunion of
There is plenty of time to formulate
the issues of the next Presidential cam
paign , and when they are made up
doubtless there will be vital questions
not now under consideration. But in
the meantime it seems almost certain
that there will be a radical departure
from the Chicago and Kansas City plat
forms. If not , then the logical candi
date for nomination in 1904 will be Wil
liam J. Bryan , and the inevitable se
quence will be another defeat. Kansas
City Star , Sept. 18 , ' 01.
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