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Bellefonte, Pa., September 9, 1921.
—Never take a chance seeding in a
dried-out seed bed, for one mever
knows when the rain will come.
—Get the calves on to some grain
just as soon as they can nibble at it.
Try the suckers just as soon as they
are taken from the cow.
— Never harrow land before seeding
or much moisture will be lost. Plow
deep and careful to save moisture, and
each day pack what has been plowed.
—Good, heavy oats are the main
food needed in conditioning stallions.
They impart vigor and contain plenty
of nourishment, while they do not
prove unduly fattening, even when
only a restricted amount of exercise
— Remember when considering the
sale of surplus horses that young,
well-grown mares, full of energy and
vigor, usually make the best breeders.
Would it not prove profitable to retain
these on the farm to do the work an
—During the first few days of the
ripening period a cheese contains a lot
of acid. At this age moulds grow on
the outside of many kinds of cheese
and extract or use up most of the acid.
Then the bacteria are active and pro-
ceed to ripen the cheese.
— Undesirable odors and flavors in
milk are often caused by certain foods
the cow has eaten. Some of the foods
which influence the flavor of milk
when fed in too large a proportion are
brewers’ grains, turnips, cabbage "and
any kind of decayed foods. There are
a number of weeds found in some pas-
tures which cause milk and butter to
have unpleasant flavors.
—Amengst the bacteria which, in-
stead of being harmful are very use-
ful are those which may exist in soil,
and bring about the very important
change known as nitrification. These
organisms, as every farmer should
know, convert certain nitrogenous
compounds, contained in the soil in a
form which is quite useless to plants,
into a form in which plants can as-
— When calves are being selected, a
good head—a feeder’s with a short,
wide face and a sparkle in the eye—
makes a good start. The head, even
at an early age, is a safe index to
character, just as the touch will de-
note quality. A tight, thick hide with
harsh, wiry hair is always a gamble
as to the outcome, while the mellow,
thick hide and mossy coat, especially
in a bull calf, seldom disappoints the
feeder. Avoid, if possible, a droop
rump and crooked hind legs.
—A ram to head the flock should
have a short neck, neatly attached at
the head and the shoulder. In making
a selection note the depth of the chest
by placing one hand on the top of the
shoulders and the other between the
front legs. While this is being done
one can determine the width of the
chest on the floor. Next determine the
strength of the back by placing the
hand, with fingers closed, with a firm
pressure on the back, and go back to-
ward the tail. Always avoid an indi-
vidual with a weak back. Determine
the width of the loin by placing the
hands on back side of loin. One should
insist on a full hindquarters, carrying
the width throughout. The depth of
the hindquarter is determined by plac-
ing one hand on the back just in front
of the tail head, the other in the twist.
— The sale of the average farm in
Pennsylvania has increased thirty-
eight per cent. during the past ten
years, according to the Bureau of Sta-
tistics of the Pennsylvania Depart-
ment of Agriculture. These statistics
have been worked up by the Bureau
from the census report of 1920.
In 1910 the value of the average
farm in the State, including buildings,
was $4,747, while in 1920 this had in-
creased to $6,577.
The total number of farms in the
State showed a decrease of 8 per cent.
during the ten-year period, while’ the
acreage devoted to farming decreasd |
only 5 per cent. ge
While the total value of the aver-
age farm in the State increased 38 per
cent. in ten years, the value per acre,
including the value of the improve-
ments, increased 35 per cent.
—That the horse is coming back in-
to his own in Pennsylvania, is the dec-
laration of director T. E. Munce, of
the Bureau of Animal Industry of the
Pennsylvania Department of Agricul-
ture. Director Munce has been in
communication with the horse dealers
in the large centers of population of
the State and has found that the de-
mand for all grades of horses is much
greater than at any time during the
past several years. .
There is a demand, not only for
draft horses, but also for fine saddle
horses and the Bureau of Animal In-
dustry has set about to aid in rebuild-
ing the horse-breeding industry in
Pennsylvania. With the rapid advent
of the motor truck and automobile, |
many breeders became discouraged |
and gave up the business, so that now, !
with an increasing demand for good
horse-flesh, there is a shortage.
—The arrest of Vern Dodge, a far-
mer and dairyman of Wayne county,
should act as a strong lesson to the
farmers of Pennsylvania to purchase
dairy cattle only when they have been
properly tested for tuberculosis.
Dodge has been held for the Octo-
ber term of court on the charge of
gelling a diseased cow after he knew
it to be diseased. i
Some months ago a veterinary in-
spector went over Dodge’s herd and
condemned a cow, and directed that it
be slaughtered. The animal, although :
appearing in perfect health to the lay- |
man, was badly diseased with tuber-
culosis. Dodge sold the cow to anoth-
er farmer, J. G. Garlow, who placed
the cow with his herd. Garlow was
much surprised when agents of the
Bureau of Animal Industry of /the
Pernsylvania Department of Agricul- |
ture took the animal from his herd !
and slaughtered it. It was found that |
all the organs of the cow save the
heart were badly affected by tubercu- |
d | ter’s Fort, where it may now be seen.
Dodge has given bail for court and
has signified his intention of pleading
The Bureau of Animal Industry
urges that farmers purchase only cat-
tle that have been tested and are
known to be in good health.
WILL MARK KIT CARSON’S TREE.
Other Famous Growths are Nominat-
ed to Hall of Fame.
Unveiling a monument near Carson
City, Nevada, last Sunday, the Native
Sons of California marked the site of
the “Kit Carson Tree.”
The California tree, a pine on which
Kit Carson carved his name, in 1844,
when acting as a guide to Colonel
Fremont, has been given a place in the
hall of fame for trees, with a history
by the American Forestry Association,
following its nomination by F.
Fletcher, of Carson City, Nevada.
It was on this trip that Colonel Fre-
mont discovered Lake Tahoe. The
pine was in a pass through the Sierra
Nevada mountains. The tree was cut
down in 1888 by William Thornburg
and J. F. O’Gorman, the association’s
data shows, and the trunk with Car-
son’s name cut in it was moved to Sut-
A full account of the tree’s history
has been sealed up in a container in
the monument by Native Sons.
The hickory free that grew in the
fireplace of the Kansas log cabin cf
John Brown, of Osawatomie and Har-
per’s Ferry, has been nominated for 2
place in the hall of fame by Miss El-
eanor M. Freeman, of Seattle, Wash.
In 1875, Miss Freeman’s father visit-
ed the son-in-law of Brown. Only the
log foundation of the cabin was left,
but from the fireplace was growing a
hickory tree, which Mr. Freeman
trimmed, and from a branch made a
cane which his daughter now has.
From Guilford College, N. C., has
come the nomination of the New Gar-
den Oak by Mark C. Mills. This oak
saw history made in the Revolutionary
war and near it the grandfather of
Joseph G. Cannon is buried. “Uncle
Joe” was born at Guilford, May 7,
1836. In nominating the New Gar-
den Oak Mr. Mills says:
“After the battle of Guilford Court
House, March 15, 1781, near what is
now Greensboro, North Carolina, both
General Green and Lord Cornwallis
withdrew, leaving their wounded.
These were cared for by the people of
the Quaker settlement of New Garden,
four miles and.a half south west of
the battle ground. Soldiers that died
were buried in the shade of what is
now a magnificent old white oak. Here
in recent years has been erected a sim-
It happened in a little town in Ohio.
A visiting Easterner stood on the ve-
randa of a little hotel there, watching
the sun go down in a splendor of pur-
ple and gold.
“By George,” he exclaimed to an
impassive native lounging against a
post: “That’s a gorgeous sunset, isn’t
The native slanted his head a little
and looked critically at the glowing
“Not bad,” he drawled. “Not bad
for a little place like Hoopville.”
Sick Kidneys |
Make Lame Back
Cause broken, unrefreshing sleep,
and in many cases that tired feeling |
that makes it so hard to get up in the |
morning. They also cause loss of ap- |
petite, lack of ambition, and other :
Hood's Sarsaparilla contains the
medicinal herbs, barks, roots, ete., that |
strengthen and tone these organs, and |
Jelieve their ordinary ailments. Take
And if you need a laxative take
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Touring, Plain—delivered - - - - $471.57 $408.69
’ Starter and Dem. Wheels—delivered 570.49 507.61
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te Starter and Dem. Wheels—delivered 523.63 476.37
Chassis, Pizin—delivered - - - - 392.43 340.67
2 ¢tarter and Dem. Wheels—delivered 489.78 438.02
Conpelet - - - - - - . =Ga.12 658.59
Sedan - - - - - - - - 830.80 726.27
Truck - - . - - - . - 546.14 494.38
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ANIMAL DISEASE PREVENTION
SERVICE INAUGURATED IN
In recognition of the fact that Pre-
ventive Measure, in the repression of
animal diseases are of prime impor-
tance, the Bureau of Animal Industry,
Pennsylvania Department of Agricul-
ture, has inaugurated a service to fa-
miliarize all breeders and the inter-
ested public of the State relative to
measures for their prevention. This
work will be carried on through dem-
onstrations, bulletins and lectures.
Dr. T. E. Munce, director of the Bu-
reau of Animal Industry, makes the
following statement in reference to the
B. has been proved that tuberculo-
sis, hog cholera, bovine infections,
abortion and calf scours can be pre-
vented. Prevention is, therefore, a
great economic subject.
Such diseases as anthrax, tubercu-
losis, rabies and glanders are trans-
missible to man. Disease prevention
thus becomes of great importance to
public health. :
The annual losses of live stock and
poultry in Pennsylvania from prevent-
able diseases exceed three million dol-
lars, or about 2 per cent. of our total
live stock value.
Pennsylvania is the first to inaugu-
rate such a service.
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Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work.
The Thrifty Buyers will find our store is giving extraordin-
ary values, that mean prices lower than ever.
20 dozen Apron Dresses at less than wholesale price—98
Heavy Twilled Toweling in white and gray, that sold as
high as 25 cents, our price 10 cents.
Table Damask now 48 cents per yard.
All linen, special quality, unbleached Table Damask, at the
low price of $1.50 per yard.
800 yards unbleached Canton Flannel, very heavy,
see it to appreciate it; only 18 cents per yard. .
8-4 unbleached heavy Sheeting 43 cents per yard.
10-4 unbleached heavy Sheeting 48 cents per yard.
One lot of children’s Wool
2 to 14 years ; splendid sweater
New Fall and Winter Stock Arriving
See our 50-inch, all wool Plaid for Sport Skirts Now $.2.50.
All wool Serges, all colors, 44-inchs wide, at $1.50.
All wool Bastiste, 36-inch, now $1.25.
New Silks, Canton Crepes, Creped Satins, Radieum Silks,
Chiffon, Taffettas, Georgettes, all colors, at surprisingly low
Coats, Suits and Dresses.
The new fall Coats, Suits, and one-piece dresses are here in
all colors and styles. The fur trimmed Suits with the new long
Coats, strictly tailored or embroidered, as low as $25.00.
Our line of One-piece Dresses must be seen to appreciate the
values. Navy Blue, Brown and Reindeer colors in all wool trico-
tines, handsomely embroidered, from $12.50 up.
We are specializing 1n stylish stouts in Coats, Suits, and
Dresses. From 46 to 52 sizes.
Men’s Fine Dress Shoes, that were sold for $8.00, now
Men's Working Shoes that were sold for $5.00, now $2.98.
Ladies Fine Dress Shoes that were soldfor $8.50, mow
Children’s Shoes from $1.98 up
Sweaters; all colors. Sizes from
for the school children at the low