The Granite Enterprise. (Granite, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 42, Ed. 1 Friday, February 27, 1914 Page: 3 of 8
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OESTRUCTIVENESS OF THE MEADOW MOUSE
The different species of "AsM mice"
or 'meadow mica" that are found in
•II parts of lb* country. ar« almost
entirely reapnnalble for ntttrh of that
damage dona to plant* of various
kinds. the blaine for which l partly
bestowed upon moles and shrews
Hrrinua damage la done every year
1n orchard*, potato flelda and gardens.
Many youi.it fruit treea are girdled
by theae rodents. In otrharda In alt
puru of the United Huma. Mulched
treea, or treea growing In orchard*
•where cover cropa are used. are mora
liable to Injury. Damage to straw-
lterry plantatlona and to varioua kind-
of Karden <ropa are reported annually.
Iriah pqtatoi-a and sweet potatoea have
been eapeclally subject to attack
Serloua injury to planted cropa haa
aeveral tlmea been noticed In fields
lying adjacent to 'broom-aedge" grass
tlel<ls Examinations of auch places
showed that the mice had evidently
Invaded the cultivated areaa from
their protected retreat* and breeding
places among the "broom-sedge." The
green htalks of till* wild grass furnish
a conalderable portion of the food of
the mice, as can be seen by the great
number of cut-off, and partly eaten,
stems and blades that are to be found
about their nests and along their
runways, where the plant grows.
Small as meadow mice are, they
Inflict enormous Injury upon the crops
of the country. The loss to the farm
«rs from this source averages several
millions of dollars annually. And the
most lamentable part of it all is that
the major portion of this loss is pre-
ventable. From their homes in grass,
brush, woods and thicketa, mice in-
vade fields, orchards, vineyards, nur-
series. dooryards and gardens, pausing
through underground runways. Pota-
toes, sweet potatoes, carrots, beets
and other vegetables are eaten by
these mice both while stored in pits
or lying in pilea in field or garden.
All things considered, repreaaion of
field mica by atryrbnln* poisoning la
tba moat satisfactory The atrycbnlna
aalt moat used commercially la
atryebna sulphate Thia la bsat for
poisoning purpoaes. alncs It la aolubls
In boiling water. Vartoua baits, sock
aa wheat, oatmeal and corn, among
the gralna. and seeds of various
planta, as th« tomato, dandelion, and
aunfiower. may be uaed. Ths bait
abould be soaked over night In pol
oned syrup prepared aa followa:
JMsaolve an ounce of atrychna sul-
phate In a pint of boiling water; add
a pint of thick syrup and stir thor-
oughly This may be scented by a
fsw drops of oil of anlao, but thla Is not
Ma . f mi., a.11 of Mm Verb was
praising a rumauiUf wfco bi euailawal
■ . •• had imffutMl ika istlaay
••Mir* of bta dUtrl-1
*• ars apt to call the fcfchar •
ersah en i a iilauM,* said Mr Mltefe
•II. "but It a tb* ki*k r w bo gets tblaga
doaa for tba eumonuMty "
lla amlld and eoded
"Tbay wbo bavar kick sra bat too
•pt to berutna fuuthalla '
IN MISERY WITH ECZEMA
fraakllntaa. La—"About four years
•go my face broke out la llttla red
implas At rat tba a««ama did not
bother bat finally tb* pimples begsa
Itching and burning and tbaa tbsrs
eama llttla raised place* I auffered
untold misery I scratched them un-
til they bled aad I could not sleep •(
•Igbt. I waa ashamed of my face
gad I could not bear to toucb It
"I triad different remedies without
rssult until I tried Cutlcura Soap sad
Ointment and la eli weeks they com
plately cured my face That waa
Dlna months ago. and no sign bss ap-
peared sines" tSigned) Mrs Leola
Stsonstt, Use. 14, 1913.
Cutlcura Soap and Olatmsnt sold
throughout ths world Sample of sack
free, with Si p Skin Hook Addreaa poat-
card "Cutlcura. Dept. L. Iloston —Adv.
Played No Favoritss.
Ths Tramp Klephaut i In Jungle res-
taurant i—You may bring me a bale of
The Walter draff®— Yes, sir. Clover
The Tramp Elephant (haughtily! —
It doesn't matter which—I'm not paid
to tout any speclul brand! Puck.
You'll wake up with
a good taste In your
if you chew this after
mint leaf juice
Potatoes Partly Eaten by Mesdow Mica.
essential. Soak the bait all night-
adding enough grain or seed to absorb
the sirup and not be too damp. Owing
to the danger of destroying natlvs
birds, such as quail and others, tha
bait should never be placed in exposed
situations, but under shelters which
admit mice but exclude birds. For
orchards and nurseries the following
is an excellent plan: Cut small twigs
and dip them in the strychnine sirup.
Then scatter the poisoned twigs near
the trees to be protected. This is a
splendid plan as it poisons both rab-
bits and mice and does not effect birds
or domestic animals.
SHEEP FOR IMPROVING SOIL
Much of Gullied Land and Waste Hill-
sides of This Country Could Bs
It is universally accepted that sheep
droppings under like conditions con-
tain a larger amount of fertil-
ity than those from the horse, cow
or hog. One of the desirable fea-
tures of this product is the uniform
distribution made by the sheep over
In Europe the value of sheep In
FATTEN FOWLS FOR MARKET
Ten Days Is Sufficient and Bird
Should Be Confined In Coop or a
Number in Small Ysrd.
A fowl should always be fattened as
quickly as possible. Ten days is long
enough, but it should be confined eith-
er in a coop or a number in a small
yard. They must have a continual
supply of fresh water and should be
fed four times a day, the first meal
being given early and the last one
late. A recommended mixture ia
improving impoverished or naturally I three parts cornmeal, one part ground
| oats, one part bran, one part crude
tallow, the entire lot scalded and fed
, for the first three meals, with all the
j corn and wheat that can be eaten up
i clean at night. Weigh the articles
| The color of the skin of a fowl can
\ be changed by feed. Sometimes the
I color of the skin is important, but half
j of the fowls that are sent to market
have anything but a yellow skin. In
j breeding for market it is Important to
have a breed that grows rapidly and
fleshes up young; the skin should be
yellow, and if the feathers are all
white both the chicks and old fowls
will look much better when dressed
than those with colored feathers.
Food mixed or moistened with
skim milk instead of water produces
whiter flesh and a superior flavor.
V3kim milk alone is a high nitrogenous
food; the carbohydrates have been
removed in the butter, so tlmt it Is not
a complete diet for any animal. The
fat of the cream, however, can be
cheaply substituted with corn or
BIG EATERS HAVE BAD
KIONEYS AND BACKACHE
Take a Glaas of Salts st Ones If Your
Back Is Hurting or Kidneys and
Bladder Troubls You.
The American men and women must
guard constantly against Kidney trou-
ble. because we eat too much and all
our food is rich. Our blood Is filled
with uric acid which the kidneys
strive to filter out, they weaken from
overwork, become sluggish; the ellmi-
native tissues clog and the result is
kidney trouble, bladder weakness and
a general decline In health.
When your kidneys feel like lumps
of lead; your back hurts or the urine
Is cloudy, full of sediment or you are
obliged to seek relief two or three
times during the night; if you suffer
with sick headache, or dizzy, nervous
spells, acid stomach, or you have rheu-
matism when the weather is bad, get
from your pharmacist about four
ounces of Jad Salts; take a table-
spoonful in a glass of water before
breakfast for a few days and your kid-
neys will then act fine. This famous
salts Is made from the acid of grapes
and lemon Juice, combined with lithia,
and has been used for generations to
flush and stimulate clogged kidneys;
to neutralize the acids in the urine so
it no longer is a source of Irritation,
thus ending bladder disorders.
Jad Salts is Inexpensive; cannot In-
jure, makes a delightful effervescent
Hthia-water beverage, and belongs in
every home, because nobody can make
mistake by having a good kidney
flushing any time.—Adv.
purifies your mouth
—sweetens your breath. It's
a pleasant, inexpensive, beneficial
pastime. It brightens teeth besides.
thin soils has been recognized for
centuries. It is stated on good au-
thority that many of the soils would
be almost worthless but for the fact
that they are densely covered with
sheep. Flocks of sheep aggregating
2,000 or 3,000 in number are not un-
commonly seen. The various breeds
which naturally inhabit rough moun-
tain lands, and precipitous cliffs,
where only scanty and coarse herbage
exists, manifest their great value in
making otherwise worthless land bring
in profitable returns.
Much of the gullied land and waste
hillsides of this country could be util-
ized profitably In the production of
sheep. Many farmers have proved this
to their highest satisfaction. Much
of the land which now grows coarse
vegetation can be restored to profit-
able tillage by the use of sheep. For-
tunately the sheep is a ruminating ani-
mal, and with the compound stomach
can make use of much of the coarse
crass and weeds which thrive on de-
Patience—I see an International
congress for physical education will
be held in Paris in March.
Patrice—What's the use? We all
know it is a physical Impossibility to
educate some people.
BUY IT BY THE
at most dealers
for 85 cents
Each box contains
twenty 5 cent packages
Chew it after every meal
It stays fresh until used 6
Pennsylvania station bulletin No.
112 says: "During the winter of 1909-
10, to cattle fed in an open shed made
more rapid gains, attained a higher
finish, sold for 15 cents per 100 more,
and returned 11.6 cents more for each
bushel of corn consumed, than similar
steers fed in the barn. They also re-
quired less labor, and more atraw was
used for bedding. Results of previous
work show that cattle which are In
groups of 10 or 12 each, with ample
room at mangers and troughs, make
more satisfactory gains than similar
<cattle tied in stanchions."
Making s Breeding Pen.
If the cocks and ftjckerels have, as
they should, been In a run apart from
the hens and pullets during summer,
■this Is the time to make up your
breeding pen. From the cocks, dis-
card all those that did not prove good
breeders last season, both aa to pro-
lificacy. and In quality of their get
Feeding Work Horsea.
The feeding of the farm work horse,
whether mare or gelding, is of tho
greatest Importance. Generally the
farm horse Is overfed, and Its effici-
ency thus impaired. Careful atten-
tion should be given to feeding care
and methods. Consideration of the
food requirements of the horse, as re-
lated to work performed, can not fall
to show a saving In feed that may be
made on practically every farm.
A US LIVER
"Twobble is a young man of ingra-
"So he Is. I'll bet he never pays
his board bill promptly."
GRANDMA USED SAGE TEA
TO DARKEN HER GRAY HAIR
For sick headache, bad breath,1
Sour Stomach and
She Made Up a Mixture of Sage Tea
and Sulphur to Bring Back Color,
His Table Manners. REARFRft of thl° pop*' denm*,
... ntMUCnO i« boy anything uWa?
The charity worker, says one Of | tlj ^ In iu colarons sbould lnsl«t op«n )ia Fnti -
them, "is always learning. We can
learn much from the destitute. Thus,
apropos of the affectation of some of
our table etiquette, I once heard a
ragged little chap at a school treat
say, as he held a chicken leg In one
fist and a hot potato in the other:
"The trouble about table manners
is that they was invented by people
who was never very hungry."
Little Things Mean Much.
An extra grain of corn on each ear.
an extra boll of cotton on each stalk,
an extra cent for each doxen eggs, an
extra dime for each pound of butter,
an extra dollar for each bale of cotton
—little things within themaelves but
meaning milliona to the south each
year "Many a mlckle makes a
muckle" ia aa applicable to Increased
earnings aa to the aavlng of what has
Almost everyone knows that Sage
Tea and Sulphur, properly compound-
ed, brings back the natural color and
lustre to the hair when faded, streaked
Get a 10-cent box now. j or gray: also ends dandruff, itching
No odds how bad your "liver, stomach ! BCalP and Bt°P® falling hair. Years
or bowels; how much your head aE° the only way to get this mixture
aches, how miserable and uncomfort- i was to make it at home, which is
able you are from constipation, indiges- i mussy and troublesome. Nowadays,
tlon, biliousness and sluggish bowels | asking at any store for "Wyeth's
—you always get the desired results Sage and SOIphur Hair Remedy," ycu
with Cascaret8. i will get a large bottle of this famous
Don't let your stomach, liver and old recipe for about 50 cents.
bowels make you miserable. Take Don't stay gray! Try It! No one
Cascarets to-night; put an end to the can possibly tell that you darkened
headache, biliousness, dizziness, nerv- your hair, as it does it so naturally
ousness, sick, sour, gassy stomach, and evenly. You dampen a sponge or
backache and all other distress; soft brush with 'it and draw this
cleanse your inside organs of all the through your hair, taking one small
bile, gases and constipated matter strand at a time; by morning the gray
which is producing the misery. hair disappears, and after another ap-
A 10-cent box means health, happi- plication or two, your hair becomes
Xifjhtly coughing and torturing throat-
tickle quickly relieved by Dean's Mentho-
lated Cough Drops—5c at all Druggists.
The only similarity between patriot-
ism and politics is that they both be-
gin with p.
No thoughtful person use* liquid blue. It'
a pinch of blue In a large bottle of water.
Ask fur Red Cross Ball Blue. Ad .
tficjr ask for. refusing all substitutes or iDjitaUoi
A toilet preparation of merit.
Helps to eradicate dandruff.
, For Restoring Color aa i
Beauty to Gra y or Faded Hair.
60c. and $1.00 at I>raggHta.
CHILDS* GIANT SUMMER COSMOS
rMtitely the most supeit)
dutiful garden flow*
than the fall Coewoa, whita.
btpeh.plak. roae, ?
flower for vaaes,etc.Maile«ttal
IO eta. per pkt , <a
elm (Una 5 other lead hi gTfev*
eltm fret for trial.
€ reco Pink , !uv«4aa
flu eat >t nil Asters.
My, Orchkl-fld, MMib mc
PrlnraM-, Hew Giant WfcM
Petunia, Brilliant Beauty
ness and a clear head for months.
No more days of gloom and distress
If you will take a Cascaret now and
then. Xll stores sell Cascarets. Don't
forget the children—their little in-
sides need a cleansing, too. Adv.
Definite at Last.
"So Wobbler is desd."
"Yes, and It's the first time he ever
arrived at a definite concluaion."
'Was your joy ride a successT™
"Not a bit of It Everybody we
et got out of the way "
beautifully dark, thick and glossy. Adv.
So you live on Long Island.
fully quiet, isn't It?"
"Oh. no. You see, we live oa the
True love may be a myth, but there
are a lot of mighty satisfactory Imita-
All the e Six leading Semi Novelties fbr onljr 1 <* ete*-
tofether with fiotee oa Culture, Catalogue, Floral Blnta, all
Our Hl« talalugne of Flower and Veg Seed*.
Planta and rare new Fruita FREE to all who apidy. We are t*2
largest grower* la the world of Qladlolea, Cannae "
lilies. Iris, etc . and oar storks are heat and cheapest
JOHN LEWIS CHILDS, Flonl P.rl, N. Y
Hen Fight On Their
Sf(SH130hS Napoleon so said. A man
with a weak stomach ia
Easy to Tint Candles.
Candles can be tinted in any color,
or painted in any design by using
fuchsin, methyl violet or any others
of this class of colors, dissolved In
wood alcohol. They may be dipped
Into a bath of the dye. or this may be
applied with a paint brush.
f pretty sure to be a poor fighter. It is difficult—
r almost impossible—for anyone, man or woman,
if digestion is poor, to succeed in business or
socially—or to enjoy life. In tablet or liquid form
Golden Medical Discovery
helps weak stomachs to strong, healthy action-
helps them to digest the food that makes the good,
rich, red blood which nourishes the entire body.
behind the counter, or in the home Jo re j uvenatedhato ^igwou^heiUthl
Nttm yon and ooooue.1 reatora to jam nor f«
iftr—>nS'\*onmmU*oKiwm ttatnaL SSiSbT
trial boa at Taklata-Dc. tfam . Java**' Bttal Ai
Jm mm Isse Br. Hiss's I
Nothing Equals Alfalfa. Good Combination.
Tber- Is no bay equal to alfalfa Sftace and cottonseed cake have '
•for milk cows. Even the b« «t clover beeo making good gains on csttle Bet
doea not equal It We aay thla after the price, while good, is not what
havtag given both a trial for years. feeders expected to get
Death Lurks In A Weak Heart
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