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WEEDS IN STUBBLE FIELDS . ; [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
WEEDS IN STUBBLE FIELDS . ; Prof . J . M . Westgate , Kansas mxperiment Station , writes : The thousands of acres of grain stubble which will He over unplowed awaiting the com lister in the spring , will be neglected ou some farms , and wherever it is neglected will produce weed seed enough to give a serious back-set to the war on weeds , even on an otherwise well tilled farm . The number of seeds produced by some of the stubble weeds is enormous . Estimates based on partial counts gave for the cocklebur 9 , 700 seeds or half that number of burs . Rag weed showed 23 , 100 , while one of the pig weeds ( acnida ) headed the list with 954 , 000 seeds . These estimates are much too large for the average individuals which grow crowded in the fields , yet they show their power to produce seed . A portion of the farm left thus each year will make almost fruitless the most determined effort to rid the farm of noxious weeds . It Is advisable to mow such fields just before the weeds go to see...
HEREFORD CATTLE . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
HEREFORD CATTLE . The breeders of Hereford cattle with characteristic enterprise have arranged for a national exhibition of Hereford cattle to be held at Kansas City , Mo .. October 28-2 S , 1899 . This is a move in the right direction and should be followed by other associations representing the various pure breeds of domestic animals . The writer has advocated for years that the various live stock breeders associations should co-operate in the holding each year of a national exhibition ol breeding stock . Each association to provide premiums for the breed it represents , select the judges for its respective breed , and proportionately share in the gate receipts and general expenses . The general business of the proposed national live stock show to be managed by a board of directors consisting of a representative of each breed co-operat-ing . The Hereford show to be held at Kansas City , October 23-28 , 1899 , can but prove a great success and greatly promote the interests of every...
A BIG BOOK . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
A BIG BOOK . % j &amp;&lt; i ! volume 43 of record of pedigrees of the American Short Horn Breeders Association has been delivered to this office , and for which Secretary J . H . Pickrell , and the management will accept our thanks . The volume contains the pedigree of 457 ( a bulls and 8405 cows , making a *( jjta . ofj . 12981 pedigrees . , mmim ^^^ kM ^^ M 533 * - ~ d ! ^ ct w £ ^ i &amp; . ¦^ rjy ^ p -Ajqa ^ ui j , —jUli W j 3 IA * Z 3 rJ | A » l 5 , A l , , l l l J .. . graftf . total of 307 , 950 . Iff ; ddition to the above entries for volute-44 , closed March 31 , 1899 , and overv , , 000 pedigrees have been filed for volume 45 . Volume 43 contains 1 , 238 closelyprinted pages , is well bound and reflects much credit upon Secretary Pickrell , the Association and the large industry it represents .
tue itstu SAN ANTONIO FAIR , [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
tue itstu SAN ANTONIO FAIR , This office is in receipt or premium list of the San Antonio International Fair Association . The book consists of 168 pages , and in make up and matter reflects great credit upon the paiustaking editor aud the artistic genius that printed the same . Mr . Geo . P . Lillard is one of the Vice Presidents of the San Antonio Fair Association , and the same gentleman is the superintendent of the swine department . Superintendent Lillard will give the exhibitors of swine entire satisfaction and will be a prime favorite with the visitors at . tho San Antonio Fair . Rule 9 provides that , each animal in this department ( swine ) must be registered , and certificates of registration filed with the secretary . The premiums offered for exhibits of Berkshires amount to $ 291 , and other breeds are as liberally provided for . There is no better section in the United States for tlie sale of good Berkshires than Texas , and breeders who do not exhibit at San Antouio Fa...
PROGRAM • OF ILLINOIS STATE FAIR AND i [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
PROGRAM • OF ILLINOIS STATE FAIR \ AND i SPRINGFIELD CARNIVAL State Fair Week , September 25-30 . \ MONDAY , SEPT . 25 . Illinois State Fair opens . Childrens day , when all school children under 15 years old will be admitted free . The following races will take place : 2 : 28 trot for $ 500 ; 3-year-old pace fop $ 400 ; 2 : 11 pace for $ 600 ; 1 mile running race for $ 200 ; % mile running race for $ 200 . • TUESDAY , SEPT . 26 . Springfield Carnival Day . In the afternoon the following races will take place : 3-year-old trot , $ 400 ; 2 : 18 pace , $ 500 ; 2 : 19 trot , $ 400 ; % mile running race , $ 200 ; 1 mile novelty running race , $ 200 ; also a grand special race will be arranged for Carnival Day by horses the best in the world to be selected . TUESDAY NIGHT , SEPT . 26 . $ 25 , 000 Parade . The Carnival Pageant , an unesH celed parade of twenty floats , the whole depicting a magnificent panorama . This will be the finest parade ever shown in the United States . Given by th...
CHOLERA [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
CHOLERA A writer says remember that hog cholera is due to a disease germ that breeds with startling rapidity- ^ hat no such germs can exist in a pure atmosphere and that Phenyle disinfectant does purify the air instantly ana permanently by changing PnWea matter and stopping decay . Dont wait until your hogs are stricken with this dreadful scourge . Keep y « . jr pens reasonably , clean and dry ana disinfect them .
TEACHING AGRICULTURE [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
TEACHING AGRICULTURE The Illinois College of Agriculture at Champaign has no better friend in the state than Gov . John R . Tanner . During the last session of the general assembly Gov . Tanner was untiring in his efforts to secure an appropriation for the Agriculture College building . The legislature appropriated $ 150 , 000 for said college building now in course of erection at Champaign . Only tbe men most actively engaged in creating a strong , healthy public sentiment throughout the state in favor of said appropriation can appreciate the splendid service rendered by Gov . Tanner ln labor incident to the passage of the act providing the funds for what will give the state of Illinois the best agricultural college building in the United Gov . Tanner is a farmer aud a strong advocate for agricultural education . In the dedicatory address of the Eastern Normal at Charleston , 111 ., Gov . Tanner spoke in part as follows : There are nearly 20 , 000 public school teachers in Illinois...
TCTCTCDING PROBLEMS . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
TCTCTCDING PROBLEMS . The Breeders Gazette is the only paper in the United States that maintains a regular department devoted exclusively to the discussion of questions relating to tbe Feeding of Animals . It is the only paper that makes a specialty of collecting and publishing The Experiences of Those Who Top the Market at leading stock yards of the country . Its weekly review of the markets is reliable aud complete . It is taken and read by more of the successful breeders and feeders of high class cattle , sheep and hogs than any other paper published . Send The Farm Home , Springfield , 111 ., $ 1 . 25 and the Breeders Gazette and The Farm Home will both be sent to you for one Year .
A GREAT POULTRY BREEDER [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
A GREAT POULTRY BREEDER Mr . Sid Conger , Hope , Iud ., is one of the largest and most successful breeders of poultry in the United States . His winnings at the state fairs and leading poultry shows would fil a good-sized volume . Mr . Conger has received a very liberal patronage during the past twenty years , and each season he is better prepared to merit a continuance of the same . He writes : Each season I have made extensive additions to my herds , flocks and poultry houses , and propose to maintain ln the future , as in the past , the high standard of purity , beauty , general usefulness and worth of the stock bred by me . My stock this season is better than ever before , and I can suit customers as to the characteristics desired . The many prize-winners that I sold this and past years that won first prizes in the bands of my patrons , and the great success that has attended my birds at the exhibitions , is conclusive proof that I have maintained the high standard which has won...
SUNNY SLOPE SPECIAL . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
SUNNY SLOPE SPECIAL . Mr . C . A . Stannard . Emporia , Kas ., the proprietor of the Sunny Slope Farm , and a loading breeder of Hereford cattle and Berkshire swine , offers a cash prize of $ 50 for an exhibit of a Hereford cow and her produce , any age . shown at the National Exhibition of Hereford cattle to be held at Kansas City , Mo ., October , 23-2 S 1899 .
Stpint j !»¦»» »¦¦»»¦«¦»»""» [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
Stpint j !»¦»» »¦¦»»¦«¦»»» PORK PRODUCTS ADVANCE . The- National Provisioner says : Unquestionably hog prices are in some degree kept up by the enormous tresh meat , trade and the necessities of the packers on that account , as the fresh meat business is profitable , however impossible it is to get a profit the whole hog . The demands fi-om the consumers for hog meats generally are likely to increase now that the price of fresh beef is further advanced and the cullers Of hog products feel comnelled to be somewhat exercised over the hog supplies ,, while they are forced with competition for them more than ordinarily most of the time on . their moderate receipts , and which hold their prices up better than would be the case under average conditions . There is no disputing the point tnat the products-are cheap with the cost of hogs . ^ . . There is reason to expect special briskness to the continued demands , as all recent reports have pointed to moderate supplies of hog products . hel...
IJersey Cattle } [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
IJersey Cattle } WATAQUADOCK FARM . Mr . Paul Cunningham , Clinton , Mass ., is the successful manager of the farm named above . He writes : Beginning in September , we shall deliver In Boston , milk , cream , butter and eggs from our own wagons . Our milk and cream is put up in glass bottles holding quarts and pints . Milk , 10 cents per quart ; cream , 50 cents per quart ; Butter , 35 cents . per pound . We also furnish milk In eight and six quart cans at S cents per quart . Our milk is from Jersey cows that are carefully examined by competent veterinarians . They are kept in as healthy a manner . as possible , and led on . the best of hay , and fodder obtainable . Wataquadock Farm 5 s . stocked with ; Jersey cows that are kept as clean and j healthy as . possible . They are constantly ^ examined by a veterinarian and every care is taken to keep them healthy and strung . Though -they have been tested With tubercullne , we have never . had an animal respond . Particular attention i...
Southdown Sheep [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
Southdown Sheep FROM THE FLOCKS . Mr . J . L . Burroughs , Newburg , la ., writes that he he has been profited by good things found in every department of the Firm Home and wishes It success . R . P . Hite , Uallatin , Tenn ., reports , Trade has been good the last two years , everything first class , selling readily at 50 per cent better prices than they did a few years back . Mr . John Jackson , Abingdon , Ont ., Can ., writes - that they are having a better demand for Southdowns both from the United States and Canada than ever before had at this season of the year . He is greatly pleased with his imported ram Easton Lad 12096 as a breeder . Mr . L . G . Jones , Bethania , N . C , who is very much interested in the sheep industry in his section , and who has recently recorded some of his Southdowns , writes that there are few sheep in his vicinity . He may be comforted with the thought that this state of affairs will not last long ; they are coming . WHY I BREED SOUTHDOWNS . For a...
A MESSAGE TO GARCIA . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
A MESSAGE TO GARCIA . BIT ELBERT H . UB 11 ABD . In all this Cuban business there is one man stands out on the horizon of my memory like Mars at perihelion . When war broke out between Spain and the United States , it was very necessary to communicate quickly with the leader of the Insurgents . Garcia was somewhere in the mountain fastnesses of Cuba—no one knew where . No mail nor telegraph mes sage could reach him . The President must secure hia . co-operation , and quickly . What to do ! Some one said to the President There s a fellow by tne name of Rowan who will find Garcia for you , if anybody can . Rowan was sent for and given a letter to be ; delivered to . Garcia . How the fellow by the name of Rowan took the letter , sealed it up in an oilskin pouch , strapped It over his heart , in four days landed by night off the coast of Cuba in an open boat , disappeared into the jungle , and in three weeks came out on the other side of the island , having traversed a hostile country o...
tno GREEN FEED OR HAY FOR HOGS [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
tno GREEN FEED OR HAY FOR HOGS . - \ n experiment earned on at Agricultural College some time ago , with pigs on alfalfa pasture and a light ration of corn , shows that after deducting the probable gain due to the corn , there was 776 pounds of pork produced per acre of alfalfa pasture .. With hogs at $ 3 . 30 per hundred pounds , this gives ? 25 . 60 per acre for alfalfa , and the stand was not injured by the pasturing . During the past six months two experiments have been carried on to test feeding alfalfa hay to fatti ning hogs . The first experiment showed a gain of SH 8 pounds of pork per ton of alfalfa , after deduetinsr . -he gain , dup to the grain fed . In the second ,, the hav was much inferior in quality to the first , but showed a gain due to the hay of 338 pounds . These experiments with hogs nt $ 3 . 30 per hundred , make the alfalfa hay worth $ 28 , 154 and ? 11 . 15 per ton respectively . ; The college bought fourteen head of stock hogs that arrived at the collegebar...
DAIRY SCHOOL [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
DAIRY SCHOOL Prof . T . L . Haicker , who has charge of the Dairy School of the Minnesota Agricultural College , writes : This course ( Dairy School ) is designed t » furnish persons who are actually engaged in the manufacture of butter and cheese , or who purpose to take up this work , an opportunity to become more skilled in their work , and also to study the many problems which have a . direct bearing ? upon the dairy industry . Reeogntemff the fact that such persons cannot be awwy from business far a long : period , ffie them has been so arranged that me time of each student is . fully ooeupioa by lectures and actual work every hour of every working day of the term . The rapid growth ot the dairy industry in the northwest calls for a corresponding enlargement of the work in dairy instruction . To meet tnis want , the dairy hall has been more than doubled in capacity aud equipped with all apparatus necessary to give instruction in the various lines of dairy work . No pains will b...
Tbe Institute j ¦ ¦ ¦ [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
Tbe Institute j ¦ ¦ ¦ WWWVWVP * • »••»•» WW - INSTITUTE SPEAKERS . Bulletin number 1 of the Illinois Farmers Institute contains the following information concerning the arrangements made for Oounty Institute speakers for the coming season , . viz .: From the list of speakers recom mended by the Directors of the several districts , who have replied to the request of the Secretary to use their names , the committee has selected the following parties who will attend Farmers Institutes , and are recommended to be fully competent to do good work in their respective lines . Officers of County Institutes desiring their services , should correspond direct with them for arrangement of dates and terms . In case the $ 75 . 00 appropriated by the State is not sufficient to pay the expenses of a County Institute meeting or meetings , then the Illinois Farmers Institute will assist in the payment of the expenses of speakers selected from the following list , by the payment of an amount not to exc...
j Home leaking j »»»» »>¦ ¦ ¦ " ¦ [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
j Home leaking j »»»» »&gt;¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ • ItrSB AND ABUSE OF ANIMAL FOOD . BY EMILY TOLMAW . Some people have prophesied that ln a more advanced stage of civilization the human family will cease to Use animal food . It is said that the belief in vegetarianism is spreading in England , and that London has now more than a dozen well-kept and wellpatronized vegetarian restaurants . The modern physician s advice in the ¦ case of many diseases is in favor of decreasing the quantity of meat eaten ; and many physicians strike it out altogether from the diet of children under seven . Yet there seems to be good arguments in support of a mixed diet for most people . Animal food being much like our bodies requires less change than vegetable food , and is consequently more easily atuT . -ompletely digested . Instead of directly consuming the nutrients contained in vegetable food tue beef eater lets the animal act as an intermediary and thus help him in the work of digestion . Investigation s...
Berkshire Saks *¦ * ¦¦¦*¦¦* ***•***• ¦ »" [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 September 1899
Berkshire Saks *¦ * ¦¦¦*¦¦* ***•***• ¦ » SURPRISING INCREASE . The increase in the number of sales of recorded Berkshires in August , 1899 , as compared with the preceding month , is nearly 50 per cent The increase in the number of transfers filed in the office of the American Berkshire Association in August , 1800 , is more than 25 per cent larger than for August 1898 . The increase in the number of transfers , filed during the past three months is nearly 20 per cent larger than during the same months of 1808 . The large increase in the number of sales filed in the office of the American Berkshire office , Springfield , 111 ., will surprise many who have not posted themselves in reference to the remarkable growth in the demand for pure bred Berkshires ; in all portions of the- United States The increase in the number of breeders who are advertising their herds for the first time this season is- a matter of general surprise and in a large measure explains the unprecedented demand fo...