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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE I FEBRUARY 10, 1915.
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The national necessity for increasing the meat supply through keeping poultry
will result in a greatly increased demand for breeding stock and hatching eggs.
i The Rabbit Industry
(By C. R PINNEO, President Ne braska Rabbit Breeders' Association)
tend in orderNhat they migHt learn
Prior to the war the number of
cattle raised in the United States had
been fallinc nff for 10 vears. while the
population has been increasing by-
leaps and bounds.
Under ordinary peace conditions
t hat would not be so alarming, but
the ' great meat Shortage caused by
this great war in which we are en
staged makes it a very serious prob
lem and one which the best brains of
the United States is trying to 6olve.
The demand for foodstuffs is great
er than the supply, and each month
the demand is bound to increase.
What can we do to help relieve this
condition? The answer is: ' Use the
available space in your back yard for
the raising of Belgian hares. These
come in several different strains, but
run in weight from eight to 20 pdunds
at maturity, according to strain.
Wherein can we do more to relieve
the meat condition than to raise one
of the leading strains of hares? One
doe will have from 25 to 45 young in
a year, the average weight at matur
ity will be 10 pounds. This shows
you that from one doe you can pro-
duce 250 to 450 pounds of meat each
year at a cost, of about 6 cents per
pound. This cost can be greatly re
duced in the summer time feeding
different kinds of green food. If you
watto, you can make it cost prac
tically nothing, as there is hardly
anything they will not eat.
Another thing that has escaped the
average person is the amount of di
gestible nourishment found in them.
The following table will give you
some idea as to their food value:
Chicken yields 50 per cent of net
Beef yields 55 per cent of net di
gestible nutriment. .
Mutton yields 65 per cent of net di
Pork yields 75 per cent of net , di
gestible nutriment. '
Rabbit yields 83 per cent of net di
The above shows that the rabbit
will produce more meat in offspring
per year than any other kind of ani
mals, big or little, that is used for
meat purposes, and is of greater val
ue from the standpoint of digestible
The fur of the rabbit is fast becom
ing more valuable and will in some
cases sell for very nearly enough to
pay the cost of raising.
The rabbit breeders of Omaha have
organized the Nebraska Rabbit
, Breeders' association and are con
nected with the national association.
Any member of the association is
willing at all time? to give all the in
formation they can to anyone desir
ing to start in the business. .
The association meets the second
Monday of each month in the Doug
las county court house and extends a
hearty welcome tp all who care to at-
more about the one thing that will do
more toward solving the meat prob
lem than any other thing today.
Rock Island Discontinues
effective next Tuesday the Rock
Island's Chicago-Nebraska passenger
train will be discontinued between
Omaha and Lincoln. It will arrive in
Omaha at 8:30 in the morning, instead
of at 8:15 as now. Returning, it will
leave Omaha at 6:08 at night, the
same as now. On the same date the
Rocky Mountain limited will change
its arriving time from Chicago, com
ing at 11:45 at night, instead of 11:05.
It will arrive from Denver at 5:45 and
lay here 15 minutes.
The west bound Colorado express
will continue on the old schedule, but
the east bound train will arrive at
3:35, instead of at 3:45 as now.
The Oklahoma expresri will arrive
from the south at 1:30 in the after
noon, instead of at 11:30 in the morn
ing. Italy to Probe Isonzo
Reverses of Last Fall
Rome, Feb. 9. The Italian defeat
of last October on the Isonzo front
and the circumstances attending it
are to be inquired into b' a committee
named by the cabinet.
This announcement in the shape of
a note issued by the Stefani News
agency, says that following the ap
pointment of a committee to inquire
into the military events of the end
of October, 1917. the cabinet decided
that General Cadorna, former chief o'
staff; General Porro, under-chie' of
the general staff, and General Capell
shall remain at the disposal of the
minister of war without any reduc
tion in rank or authority to enable
them to furnish the committee with
all the facts likely to be useful to it.
War Department Hps
No Use for Cheap Booze
Municipal court has received copy
of an order issued by Adjutant Gen
eral J. B. Wilson of the War de
partment, relative to use of con
fiscated liquors. -V
"It will not be practicable for the
medical department to sort over the
large quantities of all kinds of liquor
to obtain the small quantity of satis
factory whisky which would be of
use to it," reads a paragraph.
Another statement is that only i
select grades of whisky could be
The judges of the municipal court
v will adhere to 'their policy of order
ing all confiscated, liquors destroy
ed. Three cases of whisky were or
dered destroyed Friday. '
COCHRAN IS FILED
Connell Sayt Attorney's Son
Failed to Report Smallpox
Case ; Is Alleged Vaccina
A complaint has been filed in po
lice ourt charging Wright W. Coch
ran, 1021 South Thirty-sixth street,
with failure to report smallpox, with
which he is alleged to have been af
fected during January.
Health Commissioner Connell
signed the complaint and-eaid he in
tended to push the prosecution. Coch
ran is 22 years old and is a salesman.
His father, H. E. Cochran,- an attor
ney, has been identified with the anti
vaccination movement in Omaha and
has nad several ciasnes i wim tnt
"My son, who left on a trip Friday
night, has been ill, but we did not
recognize any symptoms of smallpox.
This action by the health commis
sioner is vindictiveness because ' I
have fought vaccination," stated the
"It i$ just a case of failure to re-
port smallpox. The Cochran girl slso
had the disease and no report was
made to the health office," stated the
Assistant Health Commissioner
Dermody visited the Cochran home
and reported that smallpox had ex
isted without knowledge of the health
Newspapers Boost Prices.
Washington, Feb. 9. Both Wash
ington evening newspapers, the Eve
ning Star and the Washington Times,
announced today that beginning Feb
ruary 13 they would increase their
price from 1 to 2 cents. "
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i BOYS ' AND GIRLS' OF
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Our Government Wants YOU to Help Raise Poultry
THIS PLAN TELLS YOU HOW TO DO IT
A Boys and Girls poultry Club is being or
ganized in Omaha to give you an opportunity to
.help increase the food supply during the year
1918. . v
Our government wants you to keep small
flocks of poultry in the city, as one of the quick
esfmeans to increase the supply of meat. This
furnishes an opportunity for every boy and ;Jrl
in Omaha to do their bit.
The Poultry Extension Department of the
M. C. Peters Mill Co. (29th and B Sts., South '
Omaha), is co-operating with the Agricultural
Extension Service of our state agricultural col
lege at Lincoln, Neb., in promoting this, work.
Prof. O. C. Ufford of the M. C. Peters Mill Co.
has been appointed as the local leader to super
intend the clubs. .
', . '
Membership is open to those between the
ages of 10 and 18 years. Each member will, be
required to hatch and brooch for four jnonths,
"one or more settings of eggs (15 eggs to a set
ting), from ome -standard breed of poultry.
Records must be kept, reports made and a story
written, according to the Lincoln JJxtension Ser
vice. (Further information furnished upon en-
--rollment as a member of the. club.)
, ,you can compete for the Douglas County
prizes of gold and silver medals offered through
the Lincoln Extension, Service. Additional prizes
will be offered by local business men for the best
back yard flock raised by any boy or girl, the
following points to be considered in placing the
awards: Condition of stock, housing and brood
ing, management and sanitation., Professor Uf
ford. will give you complete information and per-
isonal attention. If enough interest is shown,
various clubs will be organized in different parts
of the state, each district competing for its own
prizes."" ' y
The Winners in each district will exhibit 8 to
12 of their flock with a male bird, and home
made poultry house appliances, at the educa
tional exhibit, Omaha Poultry Show, Thanks
giving week, next fall, where prizes will be
awarded to the champion boy or girl poultry
raiser of Omaha. These, prizes will be worth
while and it will pay every boy and girl to join
, ' Competent judges from the Lincoln Exten
sion Department will award theorizes in each
district. The poultry raisers and. members of the
Omaha Poultry Association have been requested
to assist the boys and girls to secure a setting or,
two of eggs at reasonable prices, and will help
to stimulate an interest in the work.
Write to Professor Ufford for further in
formation, enrollment cards, and get started with
a flock. It is the early hatched chick that counts
and is more likely to win the prize. ,
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TEAR OUT AND USE THIS BLANK
N (Fill Out and Mail Today) )
PROF. O. C. UFFORD,
Care M. C. Peters Mill Co.;
South Side Station, Opiaha, Neb.
I would like to know more about the Boys and
Girls Poultry Club. , '
Phone No . Age. ..... . . .
I have ., chickens at this time.
Date 1918. - -
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