The Chandler News. (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 42, Ed. 1 Friday, September 21, 1894 Page: 3 of 8
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My T^adye spent® a golden hour*
L.kste nL'hte wilh me atte Chelae:
And only those who know her power
Ye dire result can guesse
Ye little handa. like leaf of f.'rne.
Can sore destruction worke
Inne those dearre eyes a magic lies,—
A miyhtte untolde doth lurke"
My Ladye loves ye patne of Cheise,
Ye hotte contested ll«ld J.
Yett* smileth lesa when harde they press
Than when my cohorts yielde
Ah. if I dared to pre^se mv *uit
YToulde she be cold and uruve
Or woulde she smile in sweetness muta,
Ye auswer I doe crave?
Mv bishop good my love shall pleads
My kny fhto ride on her queue:
Mv pawns shall ht*do her sii-rhteat neede:
My castle «. uarde her reste:
My kim:. whoine vnt sh«* did dethrono.
Shall bow u willinge knee
My Oueene nay. one is Queene alone —
She plays atte Cheese with ra«'
—Ernest N. IJag.', in Oodey's.
Exclamation of wonder broko in a
•ort of groan from tho men.
••By hea [on, but It's a thin? that
don't soem lucky though'." oried the
The port-tiros burned out, and tho
ocean plunged into darkness
and It floated like a sun
waterfall upon her back, from time
to time she would start violently
and send a sweeping yet blind sort
of look around her. Whenever her
eyes met mine sho smiled. Oc-
casionally she would lay down her
opaque to the vision as tho night to knife and fork and talk to fierseit
the eye after a flash of lightning. ! then readdress hersolf to her foai
Instantly the singing recommenced, with a sudden hurry and an hysterical
There was no melody, no meaning in lift of her eyebrows.
tho notes It was as if a little child • Captaiu Christian waited till 9he
sung to her doll, the voice being a had wade an end of hoi meal to ad-
voman's. • dress her. Ha stared at her with
touched' FARM AND GARDEN.
per aore from a etrip of ground that
had been subsoiled. The potato crop
i was practically a failure in
1 this vicinity; the result of our
experiment was a pood crop-
about 125 bushels per acre. This
season (1894) the crop consists of rye,
oats, corn and potatoes. Rye har-
vested indicates a yield of thirty-five
bushels per acre, while rye, in an ad-
joining field—the same seed, planting
and harvest, but not subsoiled will
Once more we confront the arduous yieia ten bushels per acre. Oats on land
task of plowing land so dry that it is subsoil plowed in fall of 1893 will yield
matters of interest to
Some Cp to l>at« Uinta About Cultiva-
tion of th Soil tiiul Yield# Thereof—
Horticulture Viticulture and Flori-
Fall Flowing: Subsolliu*.
Mr. Jansen." cried the captain, j curiojity and
Sir?" j froquent glances at mo. Her beauty, fun Gf deep fissures, so hard that it forty to forty-five bushels per acre;
ji-e.' and the brilliance of her wandering piow. .lust what to do with such soil bushels per acre; oats on land adjoin-
was. eyes embarrassed tho plain old is cfteu a perplexing question, and too in_ un(jer ordinary cultivation, will
The sailor, lie stood gazing whilst 1 freqUently the solution is to let it v(eid ten to fifteen bushels per aero
u'nitnrl fn" him tn nin «itinr\ linr . *. « . uu u.,.u i * . . il. _.i
MY VV. Cl.TKK RUSSELL,
"It's for sure a woman singing to
starboard upon tho sea in tho heart
of the gloom, sir," he exclaimed, his
Scandinavian harshness of pronunci-
ation accentuated by excitement
As he spoke tho mellow chimes of
the ship's bell struck five times to in-
dicate half-past ten. The captain
emptied his glass, put down his pipo
and went on deck. I followod him.
The night lay the blacker against
the sk'ht tor tlio contrast of the
cheerful lamp-light in the cabin, but
after a little one saw >. star or two
trembling between the squares of
the rigging and tho obon lino of the
ocean in the west, where there was
a sort of faintness in tho sky, with a
keener gleam in' the luminaries thoro
as though wind was coming from
that quitter. The captain went to
the starboard rail a little before tho
mizzen-rigging and listened. The
second mate in a minute criod:
••There, sir; dy'o hear it?"
••1 caught it," said I.
'"Yes," exclaimed Captain Chris-
tian, "a twang as of a Jews-harp.
What is it.'"
But my younger and perhaps finor
ear found something very different
from that in tho thin, apparently
distant sounJ. It was a woman's or
a boy's voice lifted fitfully in song.
It came and went, and came and
went again whilo wo might havo
counted twenty, bending our ears
with breathless attention to tho black
water whence it proceeJo I. Tno
captain called to his sorvant to hand
him up a binocular glass, with which
he patiently and carefully swept tho
water from the cathead to abeam.
'•I see nothing," he exclaimed.
'•Ilarlc! Hear tho voice again!" I
"Ay. and by tho bonos of my
grandfather it is a \oico_ too! A
woman's voice;, and we're nearing it
or I'm very much mistaken," cried
Christian in- accents that trembled
with astonishment. "Wheel there?"
ho bawleu. • "i<ot her como to."
<Jet lanterns along. Stand by
with another port-fire and sondsome
hands aft to the quarter boat h
Tho commotion, sueU as it
had arouse.1 the watch below.
tall, black-bearded mate had risen waited for him to question hor.
like an oetrloh ftrough the compan- Suddenly the long legs of our do-
Ion hatch, and most of tho snip's spairful chief mate showed in the
company were now on deck. The companion-way. He approached,
excitement of this incident had got cap in hand, and stood at the table
a strong hold of tno men. and with viewing the girl carolessly,
tho meagerness and disorder of her ; breaks up i„to huge lumps instead of ! oatson laml subsoil plowed la fall of
apparel, the insanity in her smiles flowing freely in furrows after the yield thirty to thirty-flve
man-of-warllk.' promptitude there though, as un incident of ocean life,
were lanterns Hashing in tho gang- ■ *be had already become common-
wav,.a port-tire sparkling and hl«-4pl*oe through familiarity.
sing over the forecastle rail, and she j "'Hie boat has boen thoroughly
"l.adv Charlotte's" starboard quar- overhauled, sir,
said ho. ♦♦There's
tor-boat iti the water urged to where the dead body oi a sailor in tho
the black form oi the mysterious bottom of her; there s some ships
little fabric showed, by U.>ur rowers
in charge of the second mato. The
blue glare spread a broad circum-
ference of ghastly sheen over tho
tho water, in the midst of which we
could see our boat approach the
other, and then mako for the ship
bread in the locker and in tho stern
sheets; but the breaker's empty."
"Sure tho man's dead, Mr.
".Stouo dead, sir; cold and ^tiff."
••Can you toll me how this trouble
came to happen to you, ma'am?'' in-
again. Once more the port-tire ex- , quired tho captain addressln
pired, and the blackness rolled down \ girl respectfully, with even somo-
to us like a thunder cloud again, j thing apprehension in his voice,
hut there wore fights enough aboard She had be, -taring hard at Mr.
us to direct the boat's crew, and we : Marling and did not seemingly know
could very easily discern their ap- | that the captain spoke to her.
proach by tho gathering brilliance
alone until spring with the result j (tlie avera(fe crop under the
that a good mellow soil is not ob- j verse conditions that prevailed),
tained. The 1-akmkks Ki.\im\ has jn each instance the seed, soil and
taken the position that no matter how pianting being the same. The super-
dry and hard stubbles may prove in , 10mty uf subsoil cultivation is cv
fall they should bo plowed as soon as peciaUy conspicuous in the lengtn of
possible after the crop is harvested, straw and stand on the ground. The
and no matter how unsightly the job resnit8 of experiments with this year's
of plowing may leave it. Slow, hard corn and Potatoes can not at this time
unpleasant work it is, to be sure, this be determined. With a continuation
tearing of dry stubble soil, but better | 0f the present favorable conditions
put four horses on one plow than 1 we will have the largest yield of corn
leave the work undone, no matter We have ever had. Even under these
how small an area is daily turned J favorable conditions the corn on sub-
aver. It is not really turned over. soil plowed ground seems to possess a
rightly speaking, for the field looks special element of strength that will,
is if an earthquake had caused a! ;u all probability, exert its influence
simultaneous eruption over the entire j jn demonstrating the value of sub soil
surface, but the soil is exposed to cultivation, -l-'arubers' ltevlew.
the weather, and that is the main j ,
thine, no matter how unsightly the I liulUlliiR ■> Ml". . ..
Ifield may appear to the farmer that I The Wisconsin experiment station
likes to see neat work. Were it possi- at Madison gives the following direc-
'blc to explode a dynamite cartridge tions as to bullding a silo.
* * > * _i-.ut.i- The cheapest lloor consists of solid
of the phosphoric fires which Hashed
up under their lifted and falling
oars, and girdled tho boat liko a
band of emeralds,
••Havo yo got tho poor woman all
right?" shouted Captain Christian
from the gangway.
••All right, sir," came the answer
from tho second mato.
In a few minutes sho was handed
up on deck. Sho stood motionioss
on being released from the grasp
which had lifted her oder the side.
saving her head which she turned
to and fro, staring from one lantern
to another as if there was nothing
worth looking at but the tlames of
them. Tho light was too puzzling,
too thin, too conflicting no cnablo
me to view her with any clearness
All that I could distinguish was that
sho was a woman of tho average
stature "with a wonderful growth ot
yellow hair lloating down over her
bosom, whilst a portion of it was ,
still confined to the back of her j
head by a comb. Sho looked to be
clothed in a sort of dressing- 1 sho had
gown. Her feet were naked and in
lifting hor arm in a strange flourish
ing way to hor head tho
and exposed the limb.
( mm i.i.it u. polished as ivory, in the lantern
111 a few minute- tho \ oico sound- i , jf bm-o to abovi; the elbow.
ed again, this time seemingly close j =..Soo ,h0 boat overhauled. Mr.
aboatd, ana as one might judge by will ye?" exclaimed the
tho sound oi it almost ahead. I j ca.,tajni .-and report whatever you
loaned over tho side seeking to j ( ■ n |1CI.^ anci l00k for a name.
pierce tho obscurity, but to no pur- (i0^ quarter-boat to tho davits,
po e. I here was nothing to be seen. jansen, and swing tho main-
■Quarter-deck there," shouted a
rough voice from tho forecastle,
"there's a woman singing just oil'
thy bow otT here, sir."
• •D'ye seo any signs of what she's
aboard erf?" shouted tho captain.
• No, sir," answered tb■ • loouout :
"only a minute agone I thought 1
caught sight of a sort of blot that
might bo a ship's boat -but I don't
see anything of it now."
As the echoes of tho seaman's
gruff voice died away in tho cunva-
alott tho sound of a woman singing
upon the water again arose. Noth-
ing wilder and stranger could bo
imagined. The darkness of tho
night put such *a quality of mystery
am! awe into the strange, timeloss, i
sighing utterance that ono listened j
to it as to a spirit.
"Can't lis* a fish!" cried' tho cap-
tain "Wo shall ho into it in a
minute whatever it is. tiet your j
topsail* to the mast, Mr. Jansen. j
Smartly, now. Here's a job that
iliiist be looked into."
Again the wild and plaintive notes
came lloating o i the wator with
startling distinctness now. Tho
naked feet oi the watch slapped the
deck as their shadowy forms fied
from rope to roro. Delicate as was
the bree/e, our progress to it, so
keen was our clipper keel, had boen
some fair three knots in the hour; j
but the backing of tl^e yards on tlio l
mainmast instantly arresto 1 the
vessel's way. and her pallid spires ;
waved under tho dim stars as rest- '
fully as though sho had boon at j
anchor. The sailors overhung tho
sides taring: we who were aft
looked too with all our eves; but tho
obscurity was impenetrable; it
pressed black to the white sides of
tho ship, and it was like gazing into
a wail to glance aver tho rai^
"Get blue lights, Mr. .lansen, and
see what'.-, to bo revealed in tho
space they throw out.
in a fi-.-• moments a couple of port-
fires were pouring their brilliant
showers into tho nitrht, one at tho
fore-rijging, tho other a little abaft
tho main They Hashed up a wide
surfac ■ of wat.r. I no ship trembled
out pliantasmally to the glare, and
the - amen with their lire to iclied
eyes and phosphoric outliuos, looked
like a crew of fiends aboard some
he'.!-born craft, ( tear in the blue
da 'le under the bows, within a bis-
cuit t"r.s there showed tho ink-like
rfabrlo of a buat with a slender fiber
of ma-"- u.,right in her but without
sail, and in the stern of hor the
figure of a woman grasping the
hair that llowed down hor breast
with both bauds and staring
a* the ship in a motionless
posture save for tho heat of the
boa*, upoa the underrunaing folds.
I topsail. Mr. Kurlong. perhaps you
I will accompany me and this lady
below? Madam, allow mo to lea l
you to tho cabin."
Sho started as though not under-
standing him while sho took hor
hair in both hands and tlung it with
a dramatic gesture over her back.
She then laughed* most pitoously,
and pointed to hor lips with a shake
of net- head which sne followed by
clasping her hands in a gesture of
"Thirsti" I cried. "For God's sake,
dear lady, let us take you below."
I gently grasped her by tho hand,
and sho walked with mo without a
moir,-'nt's hesitation or rebellion
15y tlio light that streamed thro ;gh
tho open sky-lifflit I spied her star-
ing at me, frowning and smiling all
in a breath as it were, with a move-
ment as of whispering to he -self in
tier lips, over which sho onco or
twice passed the knuckle of her
forefinger. 1 retained her hand,
going down tho companion steps
first, and tho captain followed us.
l :i li i- -■
ing hotter than I,Captain Christian,"
I e.-.clajmed, "sho needs drink. How
much should sho have?"
The skipper, without answering,
took a tumbler from a swinging tray
and a little less than half tilled it.
with sherry and water, she watched
him. smiling and whispering, and
when ho extended tho glass she
! snatched it from him passionately
and cmpt ed it, then sunk with a
' deep sigh upon a locker close against
tho table upon which she leauod
her brow with a qtieog sort of un-
earthly sobbing at ono moment whilo
she gazed down, then glancing up at
mo and from me to the captain with
a smilo and an eye that was largo'
and liquid, and of a dreadful beauty
as I now saw with tho feveriah fr o
of madness that sliono ill it
The captain's servant, swiftly o'-o-
dient to tho commands of his mustc '.
placed some food before her; beef,
ham, white biscuit and tho like.
Siio cat with hunger, but without
tho avidity with which sho had
swallowed tho drink. She was hag-
gard, hollow eyed, hor lips almost
expressed were cruelly defined by
the insane -miles which plaved over
h ' u '-h in ■ - ■ g li
h s* . t m;u. f- s of I a
ty stolb out, and It* was not hard
to guess that when all was «v
with hor, she was a woman of -weet-
ness and of fascinating charms and
graces. She ha i manifestly clothed
herself in a hurry. Iljr tinger-
wero without rings,#her hair was
the richest in quality 1 had ever
seen in a woman—of a ruddy unburn,
1 fear her mind is gone," I
whispered softly to tho skipper.
"She does not understand you."
She suddenly burst into a loud
laugh full of madness, whilst sho kept
her fiery eyo fixed upon Mr. Marling.
The tall mate turned of a doop rod
and drew away from tlio tabic.
••Is this female's boat to be cast
adrift, sir?" ho asked.'
"Xo," answered the captain, "if
it's in good condition toll Mr. Jansen
to get it hoisted inboard; sot a
couple o( hands to secure a weight
to tho feet of the body and let it
Tho mato 'went tip tho steps, and
the girl followed linn with anofter
wild laugh as his long legs vanished.
Tho captain asked mo to try to got
her to talk to us. l'ossibly ho no-
ticed as I did that whenever her
glanco mot mine she smiled with a
sweetness that seemed to softon. al-
most to extinguish the lunatic gleam
of her eye^ whilst something like a [
quality of meaning and intelligence
entered hor white and haggard face.
uttered a sylla-
ble. But we mieht know that she
was not dumb by having heard her
ilee've" foil I sin=- ()a my asking her her name
wlifto and shc 5?d T lively, frowned and
shook her head, and answered, -1
don't know." 1 tried her with other
questions: asked her if sho could re-
member the nature of the disaster
that had befallen her ship; how
long sho had been adrift, whether
the man that was found dead had
been her only companion; from what
port sho had sailed: whether sho
was Knglish or Colonial, and so on,
trusting by such inquiries to touch
so:, e chord of mc ory She frowned,
she ^hook her head, once tho tears
gushed into her eyes, often sho
smiled almost imb cilely. occasion-
ally uttered a loud, inconsequential
laugh, and had nothing to answer
but 'T u t ki.uw." or, "I cannot
tell who I am," and then sho would
smile, and onco sho whipped round
t ( li: - t ian, aud ill a
voice that rose almost to a shriek
cried out. "1 am dead! but that poor
Ibllow could not tell a spirit if he
saw one." She gave a short, loud
laugh as she said this, then rose and
was walking in an aimless way to
the compan inn-ladder when I lightly
put my hand upon her shoulder.
[TO HK <' >XTJNi;i:i>. J
upon every square yard of stubble .
land that husbeeu plowed and cropped i clay, raised a few inches above the
year after year, the result would surface of the surrounding ground,
doubtless be marvelously good. Old, The foundation should be of stone or
worn farm land requires a vigorous brick, though this is not absolutely
shaking up, and it would be well necessary; concrete formed of gravel
could such an active agent as dyna- and cement is equally good, especially
mite be used for the purpose. Down 1 up to the surface of the ground, lho
south thev plant apple trees in holes i wall upon which the sills rest should
blown out by dynamite, and report | bo at least six Inches above the lloor,
that trees so planted make twice as and eight inches above the grount
rapid growth as those planted in holes surface. The sills should be anchored
dug with a spade The reason for this J to the masonry by means of iron rods,
is simplv that the subsoil is thorough- | They may be made of two pieces of
ly shattered, so that tlie roots may ! -'xSor -'xlO .nch stuff, spiked together,
ramify ea6ilv In every direction 111 these should be painted with coal tar,
search of food. The fall plowed and bedded in mortar with the ends
stubble broken up when the soil is crossed at the corners and well spiked
together. Studs smaller than ..xH are
seldom used even for small structures.
I-'.xperiments carried on at the \\ iscon-
sin experiment station, with a view to
dry appears a mighty aggrega-
tion of huge hard lumps, but
by spring these have disappeared,
having been "weathered" down
doorway, which will h« held la plaM
by the weight of the ensilage, and caa
be built up ts the height of the ensi-
lage Increaies—Ice house fashion. By
the use of tar paper the air can be ex-
Turnl|t* for Cows.
From the Farmers' Review: Scores
of the best dairymen ot Sheboygan
county, A'isconsin, are feeding all the
turnips they can raise to their milch
cows. Occasionally some butter is in-
jured, but they know it's their own
fault or an accident I have used dy-
namite for years to blow ou' stumps
and stones, but I have used caution, 1
have handled it carefully; I could
easily get blown to pieces. I can feed
fifteen pounds of turnips to a milch
cow and injure her milk, or 1 can feed
her thirty pounds in the same time
and get nice milk. My whole milk
went daily to Chicago during October,
1893, when 1 was feeding large rations
of turnips, and the expert who received
the milk said; "No taint there."
(live me forty bushels of oats and
twenty of turnips to feed a milch cow
in winter, rather than sixty bushels of
oats, yet one bushel of good oats fed
alone is worth two or three of turnips.
1 can raise from ten to fifteen times as
many turnips on an acre as I can oats,
and except harvesting, for about the
same cost, and the tops go far toward
paying for harvesting. Tho loss of
one good cow by death and damage to
several others every year from garget
and so forth, take off the profits.
I have been taking statistics for years,
of dairies about here that are fed
roots much of the winter, compared
with those that get silage and those
that are confined to dry feed. The root
fed dairies, when the roots are
fed with Intelligence, have few aftiic-
tions. Take my case: One case of
milk fever and one of eversion of the
womb in twenty years. About 2 in 100
retain the placenta; garget, stopped
teats and damage from inflammation
rarely known. Twenty years passed
in succession without my losing one
cow. Do I think turnips do all this
for me'.' I think it one great factor. I
like oats and clean wheat bran and oil
meal—Silage? No! Silage is not pure
food—as well as I do turnips. Ail
have their proper place as a cow food.
Turnips, I say, fed with intelligence,
turnips nearly ice cold, fed to cows
standing in cold stables or ex
postd out doors,give cows a wonderful
appetite for something to eat and
that is about all the good they do. It
is just as easy to learn to feed cows
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OWNED 15 Y Jo.iN
PAL ME It OK llOHSIIAM,
by the action of frost, thaw, rain, etc
The soil is now in a condition for
spring work that could in no other
way have been obtained, and so we
say by all means plow stubble in fall,
no matter how dry it may be.
The fact that dynamite lias been
found useful in preparing stubborn
land for the reception of trees in' the
determine the pressure which was
afe to allow on all the sides
of a silo, showed that to insure
against bending, the studs should
not be less than 10 inches
wide for a silo 10 feet deep, and not
•SUSSEX. EM; I, AND.—FARMERS
turnips without scenting the milk as
to multiply one by two And it is a
very sinrp'.e thing to raise great crops
of them with just a little hand weed-
ing. I hive a great preference
to turnips over weeds in my corn
Marriage In IllRh Uf<'.
There are people in Now York who
toaily after tlio rich. Tlio following
conversation took place in a Third
"iso your sister is married?"
"Yes. and sho did von well—
ried a nepi
Vou havo liea d of Van-
Did she marrv into that
less than 1inches for Is to JO feet li Ids; if my cows and sheep, etc.,
leep, and wider in proportion as the do not need them, they are worth
depth increases. In these tests tho | more to plow unfler. I am sorry I am so
south is merely an argument in favor^\iprights were IS Inches apart. '1 o be 1 old. .lust as I am beginning to know
of subsoiling and it seems probable secured against lateral praasnre, tin I bow to grow feed and appreciate the
that subsoiling will have to be done 5tuds should be mortised into the I root crop I've got to go hence. If 1
sooner or later on manv of our prairie -ills. Strength in the walls is most had my life to live over I would show
farms. The reason that subsoiling essential (the pressure being very I how to grow roots in America. T
has not been much praotleed in the jfreat) In order to prevent spreading, j tell you more next time.
west is doubtless that land has been which admits the air and spoils the
cheap and plentiful further west upon en9ilaee. The usual lining consists
which crops coul'i jvown without tv\0 lincltnes-e
, so tospeak. sho mar-
w of Vanderbilt's chiof
- the driver of a stroct
i Sittings. .
\ ( rll-villl. c ill MK.lt.
"I'd like to know what ails these
speotacles'." grumbled Mr. Skinn-
phlint. "I've always taken tho very
best care of them, but they've begun
to fall me.. I can't see through them
well any more."
••Why don't you take thunl baek to
the man y >u bought them ofiJ" a.-i;ed
was taken when
man 1 I nover si1.-
it. It loo its like
tist making you
—( .icujjo Ti
t nlnippy Outlook.
•-Miriam." sai l her mother, so
rowfully, "if you don't learn to
troi that waspish, Jealous, snarli:.
disposition of yours you will nev<
he tit for anything but a great opi
much work or e:;pen-o for fertilizers,
while the new buyer of the worn
land, by thorough cultivation and
lavish use of manure, has staved
off the day when subsoiling
will be necessary. To-day there are
many old worn farms which would re-
spond more quickly to subsoiling than
to manure and the benefits from the
former would be noticeable for year.-,,
yet the expense of subsoiling is so
"great, that little of it will be done for
vears to come. llefore subsoiling,
western lands need tile draining every-
where, and lime freely applied would
al^o do the old farms a world of good
but sooner or later we presume that
subsoiling will have to lie practiced.
The following letter will be inter-
esting in this connection:
subsoil i'lowino in m-'.huaska.
The following letter, giving ti re-
Milts of experiments with ■ :;' ;
p'owing, was recently received by th
secretary of agriculture front ^ir
Peter Youngers. dr., of Oenevn. Ni: ,
and is deemed of sutfic.eut .nt.n to
warrant its communication to -tlie
:>gricultural g •
Having practiced subsoil plo-.v i ' ex-
tensively on our nursery grouu .-, near
Geneva in growing fruit and
mental trees with gratifying
we concluded to experiment w.tn
grain and vegetables. The ro-1r:
was prepared by subsoil plow ng n
the fall of 1V.IU, and the crop of lv,:l
consisted of corn and potatoes 1 orn
that vear being only a very m rate
crop in that vicinity (maximum forty
hushels per acre, and the averag" not
of boards, joints
broken; a thickness of tarred paper
sl.ould be used between the layers of
boards. There is much difference of
A. X. Hyatt..
coiioh sc.',i II llllh
Cotton seed hulls are fed to steers
luite commonly in the south in con-
nection with cotton seed meal. The
p'.uion in regard to the advisability ratjon ordinarily fed to a steer of 700
of painting the inside of silos with
coal tar or other material for the pur-
pose of preserving the wood. Some
prefer an ordinary coat of paint. The
officers of the Wisconsin station ex-
amined a number of silos,both painted
i id unpainted. and found but little
advantage in the paint. If the silo is
built inside the barn, no lining on tho
outside will be required. As a rule,
tlie ensilag? settles badly in the cor-
n.-r-. especially if tramping has
en miyle&ted. This allows de-
to commence; almost invariably
worst ensilage is found in the cor
■- sharp corners may be avoided
nailing a vertical board with bev-
. ed edg*-s in the corners. The aper-
ture behind this beard may be filled
w * ; awdust or some other suitable
material. Instead of boards the cor-
ners may be filled by usyig a three-
h a saw.
is from top i
a chute throuf
drop to th
ble, or there m
1 feet left behi
method is more
. jut the latt.
■ silo, and prev
eadlng. If oi
\ inch scantling,
ioors may be contin-
bottom, thus forrn-
h which the ensilage
■ floor of the cattle
iv be a ■ pace of sev-
.,'i th 'in. The form-
convenient for feed-
r adds strength to
• nts the walls from
ts de doors are used
they should be hung on hinges. The
best method for arranging the ins: le
i.s to p '-e short boards across the
to 1,000 pounds is from fifteen to
twenty pounds of hulls and from four
to eight pounds of cotton seed meal
per day. An experiment made at the
Texas station (IS. 0, It. H8U, p. Ill) in-
dicated that hulls had a higher nutri-
tive value than corn silage. In an-
other experiment at the same station
(1!. 10) the addition of bilage to a ra-
tion of cotton seed meal and hulls in-
creased the total gain, but did not
change the cost of gain per pound.
As compared with hulls, steers fed oli
silage gained 4.54 pounds per day anii
on hulls J. 1 pounds, cotton seed meal
being added in each case. The cost
of food per 10 ) pounds of gain with
hulls at S I and silage at f'i per ton,
w as - . H.I on silage and «:t.7 i on hulls,
.udicating tiiat silage causes a more
i apid but a more expensive gain than
hulls. The aii ion of hay to a ration
of cotton see . meal and hulls increased
the total gain and also increased the
; cost per pour. . of gain. A half pint
of molasses per day caused an in-
creased consumption of cottonaseed
meal and hulls, and consequently a
more rapid gai .i
As old ge "-e are better layers and
mothers than young ones, and young
geese are a.ways in demand in the
markets, a poultryman finds it will
pay to keei) the old ones, as they are
prolific for twenty years.
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Gilstrap, H. B. & Gilstrap, Effie. The Chandler News. (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 42, Ed. 1 Friday, September 21, 1894, newspaper, September 21, 1894; Chandler, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc116524/m1/3/: accessed June 22, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.