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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (March 31, 1916)
Only a I
By H. M. EGBERT I
(Copyright, 1816, by W. O. Chapman.)
"I can't stand this any longer, Dick.
I'm going to leave you."
Edith Kane faced her husband ot
eighteen months defiantly. The set
ting for the tragic outbreak was com
monplace; a city flat. In the tiny Hy
ing room the two clashed in that age
"Because I am poor?" Inquired Kane
quietly. He had long expected the cul
mination; now that It had come he felt
cooler than he had thought would be
His wife looked with contempt upon
the little figure in the shabby clothes.
"Because you are a clerk," she an
swered. "Because you are content to
be a clerk. You have a clerk's soul,
and I I was born for something bet
ter than to be a clerk's wife."
"You knew my occupation when you
married me," said Kane.
"I did," she answered. "And I
thought I'd make something of you.
But you're satisfied to work for Jer
rold day after day, on thirty a week,
while he pileB up his millions. Oh, I'm
tired of It all."
She sank into a chair, put her face
In her hands, and burst Into hysteri
cal weeping. Kane stood for a mo
ment watching her. Then he walked
to her and raised her head from her
hands, ' flinging It back almost bru
tally. "How dare you use violence to me!"
"Never mind that I want to ask
you a question. Are you leaving me
"What if I am? . Have you any right
to ask, you who have made me slave
for you, slave for a clerk?"
Her breath came and went quickly,
she rose to her feet and looked at him
with all the disdain she, felt.
"I Insist on knowing," answered
"You Insist? Well yes. For a bet
tor man. For your employer, Mr. Jer-
Yes, I Have Your Money, Jerrold."
rold. The man who has thousands
where you have pennies."
"Thank you," said Kane.
He left her and went into his room.
Immediately, before the defiant anger
had left her, she began hurriedly to
pack a suitcase. She cast away con
temptuously the fow things her hus
band had boon able to buy for her,
and wont out. Kane, In his room,
hoard the door of the hall slam behind
Harvey Jerrold, the millionaire bro
ker, was quite willing to see his un
derpaid employee In his bacholor
apartment on the drive. lie knew
why Kane had not boon to the odlce
for three days. Edith had telephoned
him from her hotol the next morning,
telling him about the quarrel. He had
wanted to go to her, but she had re
fused to see him till he had his quarrel
out with Kane.
They had autood together and dined
together, the man and his employee's
wlfo, but Edith Kane, despite her
worldllness, was prudent and, In a
way, honorable. She had hold Jerrold
at arm's length, and, even whon he
began to talk about her divorce she
had refused to lot him embrace her.
Besides, as evory woman knows, if
you really mean a man to marry you,
you must go about it with discretion.
And, though she cared nothing for
Jorrold, Edith Kane was resolved to
have the spending of his millions.
Jerrold had been on pins and needles
because Kane did not appoar. He had
even meditated going to him; there
fore, when Kane was announced by
the Japanese butler, he felt his heart
leap triumphantly. He had squared all
accounts with money, and he had no
doubt that he could square Kane in
the same way.
He stood in his room waiting for
him with an unoaay but yet confident
smile. And Kane wasted no time in
coming to the point.
"You know what I have come about,"
he cried, an absurd little figure con
fronting the six-foot college athlete.
"About Mrs. Kane?" Inquired Jer
"I'll have It from your own Hps,"
cried Kane. "She has left me because
she loves you you or your money.
What are you going to do about It?"
"I can't catch her and drag her back
to you, can I, Mr. Kane?" drawled the
other, with a contemptuous smile,
"Are you going to marry her?"
"That depends largely on the de
cision of the Reno court," said the
"I guesB there won't be any diffi
culty about that," said Kane. "Your
money will got anything. Are you go
ing to marry her when the court has
"I hope so," answered Jerrold. "See
here, Kane, I'm I'm sorry. But In this
life the riches and the worn on go to
the strong. 'You've lost her. But I'll
make good to you. I'll give you" he
hesitated "thirty thousand dollars for
your wife. What do you say?"
"You scoundrel!" shouted Kane,
shaking bis fist at the other's face.
"You contemptible blackguard!"
"It's more than any court would
give. Take It or leave It, Kar " said
"I I accept," said Kane suddenly.
Three years later he saw his wife
again. They met In an elevated train,
going north after the day's work was
He was shocked at the woman's ap-
pearance. Jerrold could not have been
as kind a companion as she had ex
pected, to judge from the sadness of
her expression. There was a haunted
look upon her face.
They looked up and saw each other
across the aisle. He got off at the
next station, but, when he reached the
platform, she had followed him.
"I want to tell you, Dick, that I I
am sorry," she said in a low voice.
At the remembered tone he felt the
old longing sweep over him; he longed
to take her In his arms, but he only
bowed and stood aside.
"I want to give you my address In
case " she began.
"Thank you, but I can find Mr. Jer
rold any time I wish," he replied. And
she shrank from him, crimson with
She had handed him the pasteboard,
and automatically he had extended
his hand. The letters burned them
selves into his brain like fire. He
knew he could never forget that place.
All the way home he saw 313 Morti
mer street graven against the heavens.
So she was tiring of the new love!
He wondered whether she had heard
had heard that he, with the price of
her shame, was now well established
In Wall street. He had put the thir
ty thousand Into a broker's business;
with his knowledge acquired in Jer
rold's office, he bad soon become
wealthy. But she could not know that
the one purpose for which he lived
was nearing accomplishment.
Step by step he had dogged Jerrold.
He had pursued him remorselessly,
had hammered his stocks, had learned
the secrets of his private speculations
and made good use of them. The
month of wild speculation that had
Just ended had been a hard one for
Jerrold. It had left the little clerk
Jerrold sat In his office, utterly bro
ken. Everything had gone up In
smoke, and at last he knew the name
of the man who had ruined him.
He had learned too late. His own
place of power had fallen to the clerk.
He had lost seven million dollars, and
Kane muBt have made three times
that sum. A sense of irony was strong
er than his rage.
"A gent, sir, wants to see you "
"I'll see nobody."
"I think you'll see me, Mr. Jerrold,"
said Kane, who had followed hard on
the heels of the office boy. "It'B five
years since you saw me before," he
Jerrold sprang up with a snarl. But
the clerk did not flinch; he seemed
transformed, and It was he who pos
sessed the ease, the confidence.
"Yes, I have your money, Jerrold,"
he said. "In this life, Jerrold, the
riches and the womon go to the strong.
You blackguard," he burst out fiercely,
"I've brought you your seven millions,
your dirty millions. Now take them
to your wlfo and tell her that's her
first husband's wedding present to
And he flung a check upon the other
Jorrold stared at It, stared at the
man who had bested him, who was
already going. Suddenly he felt him
self choking; he realized that the
tragedy had eaten into Kane's soul,
had brandod It Indelibly with shame
"Kane!" he muttored huskily. "See
here! Didn't you know?"
"Know what?" cried Kane.
"Why that she didn't marry me!
I haven't seen her since that day,
She wont West and and thought bet
tor of It, Kane. Lord, to think you
didn't know! The money"
"Damn the money!" yolled Kane,
ruBhlng from the office.
And In the heavens, dancing In lurid
red on their bluo background, he saw
the number of the house on Mortlme;
Anthrax a Malignant Disease.
Anthrax Is a disease propagated by
a spore which lives In the soil, and it
Ib almost always contracted first by
domestic animals'. It Is most fatal to
sheep, but It also causes a regular an
nual mortality among cattle and
. The anthrax spores may live In the
soil for as much as twenty yearn, so
that they are very difficult to eradt
cate. About the only successful
method of disinfecting a region where
anthrax has gained a hold Is to flood
the land. The spores will float away
and may be disposed of by this
method, provided the drainage ulti
matoly reaches a large river and It
carried to the sea; for they remain ac
tive a long time, and If allowed to set
tle and dry will become actively in
Artificial Sausage Skins.
A German butcher has recently pat
ented In this country a process toi
making artificial sausage skins from
fibers ot animal slnows. According tc
the Inventor those fibers, which may
be purchased very cheaply from abat
toirs, may be cleaned more thoroughly
than the Intestinal skin. The slnewi
are digestible, and It will do no harm
It pieces of the skin are swallowed.
My four-year-old brother Is fond ol
Topsy, the horse, and Is always at
hand when she is put In the barn
Lately he saw the hired man slap net
lightly with a small flat board and
told mother of It He declared It hurl
Topsy, and whon mothor asked him
what he said to the man for slapping
the horse, he replied: "I didn't say
anything, but I winked at Topsy."-t
Camera In Military History.
The Crimean war saw the earners
first used as a recorder of military
history. The device was but IS year
old at that time.
THE first thing I did when 1 ar
rived at The Hague was to
jump Into a low-decked cab to
see If the Peace palace was
still there, writes Karl K. Kitchen. 1
found It was, and looking quite new
and clean, despite the fact that it is
untenanted. I'll confess I wasn't
much Impressed with the huge pile of
brick and stone built by my fellow
townsman, Mr. Andrew Carnegie, and
I'm sure I caught my cabbie laughing
at me because I asked so many ques
tions about It. However, the caretak
ers were positively enthusiastic about
the building, and after I had paid a
fifty-cent fee two of them assured me
that It would be used for Its Intended
As I was in a hurry to reach the
Hotel des Indes, I gave its empty mar
ble corridors and yawning council
chambers the "once over" and re
turned to my cab.
"Sehr nett, nicht wahr?" said the
cabbie, who thought I was a German.
1 was tempted to say "nit," but I re
strained myself with an effort.
Few people I met abroad spoke of
the Peace palace seriously, and In
The Hague the mere mention of An
drew Carnegie's name Invariably pro
voked smiles or laughter. For Hol
land Is in a position to know that
peace in Europe is a remote possibil
ity. And her own position, geograph
ically and every other way, Is a very
What The Hague Is Like.
The Hague Is one of the smallest
and least distinguished capitals In
Europe. It Is really only a suburb of
Rotterdam, for It Is but twenty-five
minutes' ride by electric train. It
has a population of about 300,000. Its
most Imposing pile Is the unused
Peace palace. The Royal palace
looks more like a barracks than a
However, The Hague gives one the
impression of being quite an lmpor-
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IN THE MARKET PLACE,
tant little place, especially In the early
hours of the evening. Then the nar
row little streets in the heart of the
city are thronged with people and the
hotels and coffee houses are filled to
overflowing. Of course, there are
plenty of uniforms In evidence, but
what Is even more noticeable is the
large number of Germans, Belgians,
AuBtrians and English who are on
every side. Like all neutral capitals
on the contlnont, The Hague is a clear
ing house for spies. All the Germans,
Belgians, Austrians and English one
sees are not spies, but many of them
are. They do not keep to themselves,
as one might expect, but chat with
each other across the tables In the
coffee houses and bars.
German, Belgian and English news
papers are Bold In the streets, and in
large numbers, for the reason that
there Is nothing In the Dutch papers
but rumors. Two Bolglan papers,
l'Echo Beige and La Bolgtque, are
published In Holland, but the Berlin
and London papers, especially the Ber
llnor Tageblatt and the London Times,
have the call because a larger propor
tion ot the population reads and
Bpeaks either English or German.
The Hotel des hides, which Is the
best hotel in Holland, Is the mecca of
the members ot the diplomatic corps.
Its prices have advanced slightly since
the war owing to the increased de-
Of course you recall tho day when
yonr first "baby tooth" was discovered
to be loose and mother offered to pull
It out with a string. No, Indeed. This
was no mollycoddlo job. No one ex
cept a dentist, with forceps and gas,
should remove that tooth. And so,
leaving mothor at home whore she be
longed, you and father went to the
dentist. And the dentist, who was
Just leaving his office, met you In the
hall, and Belzing your chin, opened
your mouth. When, you indicated the
loose tooth he took his thumb and
gave a little push. And you spat the
tooth out on the floor and bawled with
rage and humiliation. No gas, no
forceps, didn't evon put you In the
chair. No wonder you feel like smash
ing every window you see bearing the
letters "D. D. S." Kansas City Star.
No mother, through the passing ot
the ages, has been able to discover
why bad manners are so catching and
so fairly permanent when caught,
while you may leave your sweet
spoken, grammatical child with
mand for accommodations. In gener
al, however, restaurant prices are the
same as they were two years ago, and
one can have a Dutch treat for very
A French opera company Is playing
at the leading theater giving per
formances of "Rlgoletto," "Carmen,"
"The Jewels of the Madonna" to good
houses. In addition, there Is a play
house devoted to musical comedy
where "The Marriage Market" Is the
bill, and a variety theater where a
fairly good revue is holding forth 1
dropped in to see a portion of the re
vue. It was played In Dutch, but
there was enough German In it for me
to catch a few of the jokes, which
were about the war.
After the theater I went to the Cafe
Central, which is the principal rendez
vous for the well-to-do Hollanders,
wealthy refugees and international
spies. If one is fond of gin and bit
ters the national drink of Holland
the Cafe Central Is not half bad. But
the Dutch beer served there Is a great
disappointment after the wonderful
Pllsener at the Deutschea Haus In Vi
enna. And Its cocktails are vile.
I discussed the "bloedlge corlog"
(which Is Dutch for the awful war)
with a friend from Rotterdam, who Is
in the shipping business. He was par
ticularly bitter against the English be
cause the ships of his line had been
held up for weeks, with the result that
the annual dividends were cut in halt.
"Our sailings are regulated by the
British admiralty," he said. "Of
course they can wipe us out If they
choose to do so and we can't do any
thing. Literally, we are between the
devil and the deep blue sea. And I
tell you we'll all be glad when the
crazy nations stop killing each other."
"Which side will be victorious?" he
repeated. "Well, you can bet on It
that peace won't be made here in The
Hague. Peace will be dictated either
in Berlin or London. You can take
your pick. Personally, I pick Berlin,
for I don't believe the ertlre world
could crush Germany, let alone the
allies, as they are lined up today."
It Is Interesting to know that con
scription Is In force In Holland today.
Before the war the young men of
each district drew lots to determine
who should serve and who shouldn't.
Today every youth must serve In the
army unless physically unfit Never
theless, the people of Holland are
very well satisfied with their present
form of government The queen Is
very popular, and Is frequently seen
walking about The Hague attended
by a single companion. The Socialists
make a little noise from time to time,
but they are in the decided minority.
Little by little the country Is regain
ing Its former prosperity, and a big
boom Is expected after the war. No
ono was able to give me any real rea
son for their optimism, but the fact
remains that they are optimistic.
Visitor I suppose you have taken
a great deal of pride in your farm.
Farmer Yes; I was as proud as
man can be when I bought this farm.
I don't expect to be that proud but
once more In my whole life.
Visitor Whon will that be?
Farmer When I succeed in selling
surly and ungrammntlcal one, and not
even a proper word or a Bingle "g''
will rub off upon the ono who needs
It, What a lovely world It would be
If righteousness and good manners
were only as catching as unrighteous
ness and bad manners! Mary Heaton
Vorse In the Woman's Home Com
panion. North Carolina Dobbin Is a Loafer.
Horse labor in North Carolina Is
now estimated to cost an average of
seven dollars per acre for each of
the 6,500,000 acres In crops In that
state. There are 300,000 horses and
mules employed on the North Carolina
farms, which are kept at an average
cost ot $125 per animal. These work
animals as now handled average only
83 full days of productive work In a
year, or less than one day iu four.
Farm and Fireside.
"The Harvard students say It is ef
feminate to wear a watch on the
"Do thoy? Somebody ought to slap
them on It"
MADE TREE SERVE AS TOWER
California Farmer Solved Windmill
Problem In a- Peculiar but Satis
A growing eucalyptus, partially
cleared of leaves and branches, has
oeen used as a
by a California
farmer. In Bearch
of good running
water, the farmer
found a Bpring
a grove of euca
lyptus trees. It
was found that in
order to erect
a windmill stand
ard over the
spring It would
be necessary to
the problem ot
trees, he mount
ed the fan on one
of the central
treeB. Clearing away much of the
foliage on the nearest trees, he
ran braces to the windmill and se
cured a machine which has given
him entire satisfaction. Popular
ONCE A GREAT STRONGHOLD
Kamlniets Polish Fortress That Pro
tected Europe Against the Bar
barians of Asia.
Kamlniets Podolsk, the city upon
Milch the latest large-scale Russian
offensive was based, that against the
Austro-German lines In eastern
Gallcia and Bukowlua, was -at one
time the greatest fortress In the king
dom of Poland, tho stronghold that
held back the wild hordes of Asia
through many years of battle, says a
war geography statement given out by
the National Geographic society. The
Tartars struck time after time against
its high, rocky bluff in vain, and many
skirmishing parties of Poles and Rus
sians left the fortress to carry terror
Into the steppe around the southern
Tho town lies but a fow miles from
the Austrian frontier, and la built over
a peninsula formed by the Smotrltch
river, an affluent of the Dniester.
Odessa Is 235 miles in the southeast,
and Kief about an equal distance In
the northeast. Kamlniets Is the seat of
administration of the Podollan govern
ment, and, since the war, It has be
come Important as one of the larger
supply depots Just back of the Rus
sian front. It Is divided Into two
parts, one, tho old town, spreading
over the hills, while the other nestles
around the base. Across the river, the
ancient castle still frowns defiance up
on the country, though Its war-worn
walls could offer but little resistance
before the power of modern guns.
"Batu, the cruel leader of one of
the waves of Mongol buccaneering
against Europe, laid Kamlniets waste
In 1240. In the fifteenth and six
teenth centuries, storm after storm
of Tartar, Turk and Moldavian Inva
sion broke upon Its walls, and the
principal Industry of the people of
this outpost became that of fighting
and weapon forging. The adventure
some from all parts of Europe found
their way Into garrison there, and
took part in the great druma in which
Che East was finally turned back upon
Itself. The city passed to Russia In
USE FOR POCKET FLASHLIGHT
May Be Made to Serve the Purpose of
the X-Ray When Minor Operation
Is in Question.
James M. Kane of Doylestown, Pa.,
sends to Popular Mechanics Magazine
an account of how a splinter may bo
found under the finger nail. To remove
a splinter In that position is usually
a matter of guesswork, for It cannot
be seen unless Its end projects.
Putting the finger over a pocket
flashlight In t dark room makes the
splinter show up as if it were under
the X-rays. Many surgeons use the
flashlights now for Illuminating the
throat, pharynx and mouth.
Want Kisses Sterilized,
The New York health board Is out
for the sterilized kiss. "You've got to
stop kissing while the present grippe
epidemic is on," saya the director of
the bureau of public health education.
"The deadly grippe bacilli love nothing
better than to spring from the depths
of a lover's throat, speed across the
bridge made by a kiss and Jump with
clutching tentacles down the throat
at the other end of the kiss. If you
kiss when you have grippe you are al
most certain to transmit the malady
with your affection." Grippe or no
grippe, Broadway celebrated the New
Year with promiscuous kissing. Five
minutes before midnight every glim
mer In the restaurants were put out,
and the order was "let kissing be un
confined." And It was.
"Your work must be rather annoy
ing." "Why so?" asked the man who pub
lished a city directory.
"No sooner do ycu get an Issue com
pleted than somebody in town goes
Tom I kUsed her Just ai 1 was
Dick What did she say?
Tom BPfter late than never.
l I'll II llll IMMHII
GOOD RULES FOR MARKETING
Every Farmer Growing Small Grains
Should Have Fanning Mill Refuse
Good for Stock.
Prices of all farm products are
flow very remunerative. Grain of
all kinds Is not as high as formerly,
yet prices are fairly profitable; there
Is a good foreign and home market
for wheat, corn and oats, with a
prospect of further advance in price
before the new crop can be harvested.
Every farmer growing wheat and corn
for market should have a good fan
ning mill. Wheat as it comes from
the thresher usually has considerable
cockle, garlic and other weed seods
and also many small and shriveled
grains of wheat. This refuse when
ground makes excellent feed for stock,
but is not fit for market. Run your
wheat through the fan once or twice
and aim to get the best price; It will
pay handsomely. Shelled corn needs
cleaning before being shipped. Hay
and fodder are high.
There has been a great rush of half
fed cattle, sheep and hogs to mar
ket. Those who have the feed and
can hold on to animals intended for
slaughter will no doubt get well paid.
While the feeding of cattle In the
eastern states is not as profitable as
in the West, yet taking one year with
another, the careful farmer can get
very fair prices for the corn and fod
der fed and has in addition many
loads of rich manure, which, when
properly applied to the land, will keep
up the productiveness of his farm.
We have followed this old method
and find many advantages in it, the
most important one giving steady
and remunerative employment to the
help throughout the year, says a writer
in Baltimore American. If you have re
liable help, pay them well and hold
on to them. Each farmer must exer
cise his own Judgment when to sell.
As a rule it is best to sell when a
fair price can be had.
PROTECT ALL USEFUL BIRDS
Arkansas Kingbird Lives In Open
Country, Avoiding Forests Eats
Many Injurious Insects.
The Arkansas kingbird occupies
during the breeding season the west
ern portion of the United States from
the Pacific ocean eastward as far as
Minnesota, Kansas, and Texas, though
stragglers have been taken at points
much farther east. In winter it re
tires southward entirely beyond the
boundaries of the United States. It
Is a bird of the open country and
avoids forests. A hilly country with
frequent trees for nesting appears to
be the most satisfactory location. It
Is said that it takes kindly to civiliza
tion and will live in the vicinity of
gardens. ' For the investigation of the
food of this bird, 109 stomachs were
available. The food was found to con-
The Arkansas Kingbird.
sist of 90.61 per cent of animal mat
ter to 9.39 per cent of vegetable. The
harmful Insects eaten far outweigh
the useful beetles, and the bird should
receive the fullest protection where
FINISH HOGS WITHOUT CORN
Oregon Farmer Used Sorghum and
Kafir for Summer Pasture Pigs
Clean Up Wheat Fields.
Hogs can be raised and finished
Without corn. What corn is doing for
the hog in the middle West, wheat and
barley and kaflr corn are doing In the
A farmer In Oregon used sorghum
and kaflr for summer pasture and fed
the matured kaflr for fattening. In
three tests, he claimed that 100 bush
els of kaflr seed equaled 83, 84 and
90 bushels of maize, respectively.
By combining tankage with barley,
another feeder put good and economi
cal gains on to his hogs.
In the wheat-growing districts it
Is getting to be the practice to let
the pigs clean up fields of poor wheat
and eat the leavings from threshing
machines. In poor wheat years, It
has been found more profitable to let
the hogs harvest the grain than to
harvest It by machinery and feed it
to the porkers afterwards.
Only a short time ago an eastern
Oregon farmer topped the market with
two carloads of hogs fattened on the
waste of a 700-acre field of wheat
Use Standard Package.
For packing small fruit only stand
ard quarts, pints, half-pints or mul
tiples of a quart should be used, pack
ing them In slatted crates or boxes.
Strawberries and blackberries are
usually packed In quart basketB and
raspberries in pints as the former are
firm enough to stand the greater bulk,
the latter because of their hollow cen
ter mashing more easily under pres
sure. Gypsy Moth Larvae.
The maximum known distance that
first-stage larvae of the gypsy moth
have been carried' by the wind la
13 tt miles. It is probable, however,
that there are unrecorded Instances
In which this record has been ex
ceeded. Heated Horse Chills Quickly.
A heated horse will chill quickly If
stopped in a cold wind. In the few
minutes of the chill the mischief Is
done, and you have an unsound or
dead horse. It is costly In either case.
TIME TO BREED SWINfc
Litter Obtained Later Than Au
gust Seldom Is Profitable.
Brood Sow Should Be Fed Liberally
Until Time for Parturition Ap
proachesWean the Pigs at
About Eight Weeks.
The best months for breeding swine
are April, July or August. A Utter of
pigs obtained later than' August has
much to contend with and seldom
proves profitable. It is not a good pol.
icy, however, to throw anything away.
If you should at any time have a late
litter leave them with the sow, feed
both her and them with warm, stimu
lating food and you can by so doing
have good pork, with which to meet
the market when that article is at
overscarce and high prices, conse
The period of gestation in the sow
varies. The most usual period during
which she carries her young Is four
lunar months, or 16 weeks, or about
The run of litters, as to numbers, Is
from eight to 12 pigs, though they
sometimes exceed the maximum num
ber named. The sow, however, can
not give nourishment to more pigs
than she has teats; and as the number
of teats is 12, when a thirteenth pig
Is littered one of the 13 does not fare
very well, as he or she- has to wait
until someone of the more fortunate
brothers or sisters shall have had their
fill. The sufferer under such condi
tions is, of course, the smallest and
Healthy Trio of Porkers.
weakest. A too numerous litter is
generally undersized and weakly and
seldom or never profitable. A litter
not exceeding ten will usually be
found to turn out most advantageously.
So long as the bow Is carrying her
young feed her abundantly, and In
crease the quantity until parturition
approaches within a week or so, when
It Is well to diminish both the quan
tity and the quality, lest the acquisi
tion of fat should be productive of
danger; but while she is giving suck
the sow cannot be fed too well. The
pigs may be weaned at eight weeks,
removing them for that purpose from
the sow. They should be fed well,
frequently, abundantly and sufficiently
not more on moist, nutritious
foods, and particular attention should
be paid to their lodgment. A warm,
dry comfortable bed is of fully as
much consequence as feeding, if not
FACTORS IN PRODUCING MILK
Not Entirely Dependent on Amount of
Feed Consumed Dairyman Should
Grow Some Clover.
Every dairyman should grow as
large acreage of clover as possible,
both for feeding and as a means of im
proving the crop producing resources
of his soli.
Too frequently dairymen have the
Idea In mind that milk production Is
directly dependent upon the feed con
sumed and the more feed that can
be got Into the cows, the more
milk there will be produced. This is
not altogether the correct view of the
proposition. There are other factors
involved in maximum milk produc
tion, other than feeding a properly
balanced ration, that must be taken
Into account. Large consumption of
feed does not necessarily result In a
heavy milk production. Every dairy
cow has inherited tendencies. These
tendencies must be developed and en
couraged by proper handling and feed
ing. Very frequently good cows are in
jured from overfeeding, the caretaker
believing that In order to Increase
the milk flow, more feed must be got
Into the animals. There is a limit
to every good dairy cow's profitable
consumption, and when this limit has
been reached every precaution should
be taken to preserve the health of the
tndlyidual and also to maintain her at
a high level of production.
ADVANTAGES OF LIVE STOCK
Farmer Has .No Fear of Dry or Wet
Seasons Animals Will Thrive
on Thick Fall Grasses.
Be the season wet or be the Beason
dry, the live-stock farmer hns the bet
ter of the break, In the opinion of S. A.
Balrd, president of the Wisconsin Live
Stock Breeders' association.
In dry years, he says, their crops do
not suffer so much because their soil
is better able to hold Its moisture. In
the very wet years, when crops are
damaged by frequent rains, he can
feed them at less than would come
from selling them at the elevator mar
ket and can add to his bank account
by grazing off the rich, thick crop of
tall grass that comes.
Don't expect to do In one year what
has been neglected for ten.
Don't let a tree be lopsided.
Don't fail to cut the under side of
large branches first.
Don't climb the trees. Use a lad
der. Don't fall to cut the highest