Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 1, 1912 · Page 3
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THE lOLA DAILY REGISTER, MONDAY EVENING. JANUARY 1,1912. On Coats, Suits, Furs and Mankets. Warm Winter Goods of All Kinds that will please you, TRADE WITH US ai^ we wiU SAVE YOU MONEY RICHARDSON'S Madison 113 ^ast adisbn iPEBS.UNiUS ^,0|),en season for i-int)riiiil<T'!d sus- Mr. and Mrs. Btrt Sfarks. who h:i\'r K'tn visitiHK his liarcnrs Iwrt- ntti:ii- •d this arflcrnoon to Nvwkivk, Okh".. —Dr. HcJfflllen. I'taones Ci and iSi. Mrs, Frank Wood rjUirnt-d vi'stcr- day from a visit witli IHT iiar'-uis in Kansas CiJy. —Dr. Lucy !tt. Hull, Osteopath. Telephone 120 and 661. ' Mrs. AV. E. Furgeson and son of I.athuin. Kas., wlio have bi't-n visiting Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Fhelps returned lo their home yesterday. .J. Peterson: Farm Loans, Ince. Abstracts. Mrs. D. Jlorville gave her ngular annual -New Year's dinner to relatives at her home north of town today at noon. Today is Mrs. Horville's for- ty-uinih wedding anniversary. .—It will tie to your Intere.st to buy ymir Flour and Feed of H. Klaumann, 2"G S. Jefferson. Phone 25U. Attorn»"y Chris Ritter returned Saturday! night from a bu.'?in>.-ss visit to J'aola., , 'fill. re<:ill lias no t.rrors for tli' -- ilitician who us»'S Mor.i;an Shus;>T —Kri-d Itowden, Period Derbnitor. PliKUe 7SC S'r.C'-aiit Anderson, of Ki l,.:i\(ii- wiirlli. who lias hei-n liir^- tli" iwij months iiistruciliiK Di-' oirniT.s of ••niiiliaiiy .M Wi'tii to Kndcini'ii luday lo ulVi' SJTIlil.ir ItlBtriKllollH to llli' of- lii 'Ts of fompany K. —The W. V. Teats He.iliy Co . Kres- niilg. Office rooniB 22 to 24. i nnual bamni.'l to hiH <>ni|iloye8 at iJie Killi-y llo'el Wediicuday niKl"- Tuiniy^wo cinployeB will bv sealed .it the tables. ' Only j):T rent of Iloston school (hlidri'U art- pliysieally normal; but wall until I'n-lr brains an- examined. —All kinds of Paints at prices you -an afford to pay and keep until ririns.—BragK & IJiWIne, Humboldt, A Columbia student protestins ; u:iii:s! Oeteetive Uurns lecturing at til.- university, says the mere ihouglu of sueh a thing staggers his intellect. No doubt any "mere thought" would. There is a suspicion that the New Vork professional Irishmen who had a tit reeently over the "Playboy" are those same professional Southerners who always applaud frantically when the band plays "Uixie." Laundry work posts little in Russia but the work done is poor and the Cnisliing crudf. —Or. L. Tozier. 2((2 East Jackson, ift. r 13 weeks of illness, is able to l>e -. t his offiee again, where he will be |/Ie3sed to .see his friends and customers. MlsK Mildred Gardner cume In this nfternonn to niteud the big Klki'' ball ihiR evening. Charles Snyder, of 318 South K:im entertained several friends at his lionse with a watch party last night. I'atrick MiCabe, who has been here for a vl.-it with his parents, returned today to IlartlesvUle where he Is employed. S. Heller left today for Collinsyille for a sho:l business vi^it. Ed Manning returned Saturday ev- cnins from Carrolton Mo., where he has been for a visit during the past week. Harold Heller returned yesterday from a short visit id CoUinsville. The public installation of the M. W. A. and the Royal Neighbors, which was to have been held the Sth of this month, has been po.-iponed until the 1.1th at the M. \V. A. hall. Alia Tanner, who has been down lom .\ranhattan for a holiday visit witli Ills parents and friends, returned toda yto resumei his studies. Mr. and Mrs. Rassell Pegg, Who have been here for a short[ visit with The first name in the city directory { liis mother Mrs. A. Pegg, will return tf St. Louis is A. A. Aal, and the first , to their home tonight. I an:e in the directory of Rochester, —i.-: A. Ah. Somebody should invite -Mr. and .Mrs. F. A. Berry of Mon- these genil«men to come on in—the . mouth, 111., who have been here for a Mr. an<l Mrs?. !!• rmaii Fry (,r I,<-iui- i)i:ili, Ok!a.. who hav > I), •n li. T " fur holiday visit with .Mr, an.l .Mrs. (;. . A<l:\ins have r<'t>jrii< d l.otiv . Homer nush wi -nt to liid'iii-ndi tic- this morning. For Sale—^Nice ynnng horses and ii;i!es at a 'j.ircain at my plare one niil>* ea.=t of lola. John T .Wood. Anorn-ys S. .A. Gard. )!. I> Mf f;:ii;; and R. E. Cullison return.-d Saturday nii-'lii from Kansas City where tie'; have been taking deposition.-:. -—fi% ytonej. R. .11, runninehnm. Waiter Coojier of P.ir?on.';. and V'-r non Powell of Ft. Scot; nrrivi'd this jafternoon TO assist the i:,i:sici;i.iis of Roberts' orehesira in furnis iuf; ,.)us- for the Elks" ball tonight. For Sale—Nice yonns hnrsf.^ .md iile.4 at a bargain at my place nnr -He '^i'Sl of i'ola John T. Wood. Mrs. Ed Can.-itsey of Htitchiiisnn who has b"en lure for a visit with her broflier. F. s; Canatsey,' returned to her home this morning. ~»B. O. r,. COS. QcalUt. Mr. and Mrs F. W. Fitzgerald who J.ave been visi'ini: here for smi-ral days-retiirii-d lo lle^ir home in Cra- vetfe. Ark., Toiiay. Robert MeMill 11 retuni'-d in Me\'. fstWr, Okla. today .-jfi-r a visit wlfli his parents, Dr and .Mrs. H N .Me- Mlllon. - X. n. Spurl. r, „f .\„nh I 'l.uie, N-'- bruska I B here i„f ^i^ii whh his Blsler, -Mrs A. C, Mmunia Dr.'^K. S, llealtii. returned Saiurd.'iy nft'rnooti from .M.iiilintian, where hi' went 10 aM''M<l l!ie Sitile Veierlnar- Jans'AsBociailon T. D Shannon will giveiiis Bi'<'ond iilphabei is fine.—K. C. Journal. Another man who doesnt ask much of I tie alphabet is U. A. Habb, Sheriff of .'nderson county. FOR KENT—A FIVE ROO.M HRICK eii.-e. I'hune 77.<. Twelvi' aspirants tire trying out toi :. y.'W basket ball t^am to be knowr . s till- "Y. M C A, Athletles," lo I)' I ruaiilzed s'loii. The boys have IssueO ;• eliallilig" In aiiv <IVer;iglnf I'Ti poiinils or uiid'-r. Mrs J. W Vyle of Ft. Worth, Tex i;; visiting .Mr. ami .Mrs, E. F. Davis '.'is.'-- Edna Yonnc ri.iurn«d this af- 1 mill)!! t'roiii a visit of Hi'vral days viii .\li.-;s i'.tulin«- Uoss, ol Cilrard. If. H.-All n, of Omaha, arrived thl: iri.iiilni: for a visit of several dayv v.ijh Mrs. C. K. Taylor. j The tiroposed iilan to have our for- <ign mail carried by .^iniTiean warships might iirove very effi'iitive for . '-iiTeliants who have dunning letters- j !'.) send abroad. .'Ir Fred Whiraker came up this •iiirning from Waldron, Ark., and >-i;i siiend f'veral davs visiting will' I he family of his father, C. L. Whlt- •ker. Frort looks as if Arkansas .-isrej^ with him and he insists it Is th "titjest country ever. .Mr. W. J. Evans and his sister. Miss- I ou Evans, were railed to Lamar. Mo., by the death of their uncle, Mr Will. Hay, which occurred at that v!aee yesterday. Mr. Hay was aboui s'-venty years of age and the cause o.' his deatli was la grippe. The Young Housekeepers' club was Tit< rtained last night at the home of Mr and Mrs. E. L. Caughron. The fi.iin-vins members were present; Mr :-nd Mrs. J. A. Wiggins, C. S. Drake I). Don.ild. E. W. Huek. Foster Flor- I 'ic. Til" ne.M meeting of the club will be h.td January 11 with Mrs. Don.-ild. Th" meeting last night was in the nature of a watch party. A little girl v.l.o had a new nurse '.;id 10 her one night: "Must 1 sleep ill ihi! dark?" "Yrs .Minn." iftlswered •he nurse. "Then w'ail u minute," pliad.d Ihe llllle girl. "Vll gel up I iid say my prayers more carefully." holiday visit with his brother E. V. litrry, and family, will leave tomorrow for iheir home. , It is ri'ported from Boston that the rtstauranis have raised the pric-;? of Iiaked.beans to 50 centsi. If beans on- 'y keep on adding to their price they will bi^come fiishiuniible. .\IIs.- Leonore Wilson, of .••|2;J South )ak. held a watch iiarty at her home .'l.-'l niglil the following guests being iie>eni: .\ II HS Allii .Moiire, Miss Clc- ina Siebliins. .MNs Ulanehe Vork. .Mr. •;ini«r Poller. .Mr. Albert Uiinkln .ind \!r. I'liarles Keith. KilL'ar Conyers. o 802 South Wal- iiit, entettained a number of friend* at his tionie last night with a watch l.arly. Mr. and .Mrs. C. F. Lnwry enfer- ained the following guests with sup- iier and a watch party at their home alt nlghc; Mr. John Pry and Miss l,aura Fry of Mendola, 111., Mr. and Mrs. Curtiiss. Mr. and Mrs. Dingman, md .Mr. and Mrs. Krugar. <4 rrancis imon. OR nearly three days the blizzard had«riaged agaliut the rude log shanty, which stood on a rising piece of ground amid a sea of dead- white snow. Through the cap of the stove-pipe, which thrust its end above the level of the roof top, it shrieked all sorts of menaces to the man and the boy who sat huddled round the Ore, their feet in the oven with the Idea of extracUng the last particle of warmth from the rapidly diminishing embers. Kven If the blizzard was balked of Us desire to wreck the shanty it was not wholly to be denied, but drove in between the lll-jolnod lof^ and bellied 6> "tSe boValia. oa which laar empty barrels.conld dimly be discerned. '•'Have yoii'pnt the paU and rope In?" •ske^ the boy^ , i The man nodded as .they solemnly shool^ hands, while the boy sbieU^ his eyes wiUi the crook of his arm and gave the horses their heads. He tried, from time to time to peer into the storm, but the snow made wraiths rdtmd him and froze hla eyelashes to- gethw. Ho)r. the horses got there the boy iieverknew. but get there they did. and whilst the icy blast probed reinbrse- Icssly. amongst hla clothes for the Qesh beneath, and poured the powdered snow down his neck. Th^ maddened animals charged him as hoflowered the bucket Into the well, and spIUed the water all over him as they fought for the ftrst drink. It was a. Blow process at best, and hie clothes and mittens crackled with the congealed ice as he hauled up each pall. :When they bad drunk their fill they Tiulvercd with the cold, and plunged to get back, but the boy bound ;be reins round the runners of the foremost bob. Thoy bucked as the (rosen bits ^lled them, causing him to spill as mt^h OB he put in the barrels, and to Blither about on the rapidly forming l<$e, rendering a foothold almost Impossible. In between times the boy rubbed his eyes and the frozen places It vres a slow and tedious task, and be soon was fagged, because at 19 the inuscles are not hardened.. The horses khocki>d him over and the sleigh ran 'over his legs, hut. being light, only ibruls^ himv In his puny rage he shishe^ them with the pail rope, and it warmed him until one of the horses trod o)i the bucket and bent it flat Foolishly he took off his mittens to straighten it. and only learned sense •when ho felt the sensation of many oeedlej piercing his hands and the skin on his fingers adhered to the metal.",' It was a painfully slow Job; tolUt I filled pall shoulder high and empty It AH Size^ aiid_StyIes Skates..... 75c to $1^0 Sleds 75c to $1.75 Brigham Hardware Go. Both Were Reflective. GRADUATE OPTICIAN! Glasses Fitted as low as .$1 19. Fac 8$mU Pe ^ad M. K. A T. vratek iMijBctea Ft Seoii nei.ubllcuii: While In Florida the jiaHt ten days with 1. MIeh 1. Attorney Edw.ird C. C.uies and his brother H. (5. of lola, bouglit a nec- ilon of Florida land from Mr. MIchi'l. Tli<y were nslonlshnl at the fertility of the Florida soil anil think lliere li< a great future for that yet undevelop- d eountry. .Mr, Michel is not oper- iiilng ill liiat part of the state wh-'re there has recently been som complaint aboiu the conditions and the manner of hnndling the lands. He is no' in the Everglade land business i though he has been taking some exit ursions through the Everglades j sight seeing. —Free, wiih each package of Face Powder bought at Spencer's this week, a Chamois, Powder Puff or Sponge. A French wireless station has been installed in Morocco and communication established with the station on Eiffel tower. WA'.TRI-ISS •aiV. WANTED— MONTY'S rUV. B.VKTLES' .VT HOME. Twi'ntj-Mne KelativeK nt a Reunion in This City. Mr. and Mrs. W .1... Eartle.; had a big dinner and family reunion at their home yesterday, the following twenty•line relativfi being entertained: Mr. and Mrs. W. Z. Bartles. Miss Glenlce nnd Mlsis Bernlce iiartles, T. M. Barles, .Mrs. Julia Tibblts of Thayer, \Ilss Jes.-ie and Miss Tot Bartles Mr. ind Mrs. Ed Ijxngford and daughter .Miss Dora; .Mr. and .Mrs. Robert Travis, .Miss Ella and Miss Blanche Travis, Mrs. Ida \\Tiarton of Blackwell, O.. and daughter Miss Bessie, and son Mr.l.«o; Mrs.«Beri Potter and laughters Miss Fay and MI.=s Ruth Potter, and sons, Burton and Cyrus Potter; Mrs. Joa. A. Uoggett, of-Chero kee. Ok. and daughter. Miss Wllma; .Mrs. Rose Stevens and Miss Sarah Stevens. W. L. says the above list wouldn't be complete If the Bartles" dog wasn't named, and he Is hereby duly included. Harsey Heller left thiN afternoon for fMierryvnlo to attend a house party at the honii" <iT a fraternity brother, Hurry Hnyiiiond. The giientu will eonsliit of tuembcr* of n K. I', fra- leinLy isr.d the party will contlrue for two duyii The Cnpiial elevjitnr coniliiclor who Is running for Congreaa |n Aliibnmn simply proves llii> truth of thul old adagi' that evil nsaoclatlons corrupt pood manners. One lot of Jjadies* and Misses' and Children's Coats and Capes worth up to $5.00; clean-up price 98c MMSAYS out the sacks and blankets which had been hung against them for protection, while the in-driven snow lay in oddly assorted mounds on the floor. Both were reflective, the man because he realized the gravity of the situation, the boy because he had so recently left a home in the east. It was the first day of the new year, and possibly he was picturing to himself what they were doing at that identical time. Presently the man looked up. "Did you hear that?" he said. "No," replied the boy. "What was it-the waits?" Usten again," said the man, and just then above the shriek of the blizzard was heard a muffled chorus of deep bellows. If those cattle don't have water they'll tear the stable to pieces. They get extra thlrxty feeding on straw, and It's throo days xlnco they had a drop. Why In h— that well wanted to give out I can't think." "Yes," sold the boy, "thirst's a shocking thing. Used to have one myself In days gone by. Now, If we could only do the widow's cruse of oil business we might make this lot go round," indicating a pot which stood on the stove. "Can't you ever be serious?" protested the man. "We've got to fetch some water." "By all means," replied the boy, "Just touch the bell for the waiter." "Don't be a fool," retorted the man. "If you'd been In this country three years, Instead of three months, you'd know what a blizzard means, and wouldn't L J CU i:r.z\:iy cheerful over It" "Artjit you a fool to suggest fetching wj.it: ?•' s:ild the hoy. "Why, you got loti v.a:;.iug to the stable not an hour arjo." The man did not reply until the boy asked him. whether be really considered his suggestion possible. "Yes," said tlfe man slowly, "it is— possible." "I suppose," remarked the boy, "you are aware it will take four barrels at least, that the nearest well is old inan Reid's, which Is three miles away, and that you can't see six feet in front of you?" "I know all that," said the man, "and more. I can tell you that the horses will go tike the wind, and when they have had their fill of cold water there'll be no holding them while the barrels arc filled. Of course the trail's obliterated, but they'll find their way like a blue streak." sounds inviting," said thi> boy with his ridiculous laugh. "I'd offer to toss as to who goes if I had a coin, but as I haven't (more injustice), we'll draw straws." It's the only way," replied the man. "Those cattle are our all. If they break loose they'll be frozen BtlfT. The one that wins harnesBes the horse, anfl divides the water round when the loMr gets bsck. Is it a bargain r' ' The boy cut two straws of unequal length, put tlTem In a basin, covered It with a cloth ,and shook It about "You draw first," said he. "Long on: gets the water, short one hltchea the horses." When they came to measure the boj; had drawn the long one. "My luck again," remarked he. Without a word the man passed through the door, which the boy closed behind him. but not quickly enough to escape a cloud of snow which swirled round the room. Silently he pulled on his moccasins and wrapped himself in Bnch outer clothes as he possessed, cursing luck generally that he had no fnrs. ' I • By and by there was a tinkle of •leigh-belhi oatside, and the man: ap- fie^Ead. vl^.yM team ready, hunessed PiDUflht for the FIrsti|||^rlnk. In a harrel mounted on a; sleigh requires .strength, and his was fast leav Ing hiin. Moreover, the water ran up bis ste«voa and frozo, until be was like an automatic block of Icej if such 'thing san be conceived. He became such an embodiment of misjery that he no longer troubled about anything, but occasic^aljy burled bis hqaJ in his arias to rest, and had onIy| sufflclent strengQi left when at last |It was fin Ished ti> put the reins behind his back and brpicc his feet against the hind most barrel before retumling, and in this position the water slopped over him an4 played its sweet will unchecked. I Where the horses went h« knew not, and if they tipped the lot lover again he cared not He was pkst earing. With what little.sense remkinlng him he I rather hoped they woi^ld, and so end It 'He believed they siopped, but couldnlbe quitd sure. It seamed hours after I B ^ a dreani that he jbncled he heard t^e man's voice: 'JMy God. I thought you were never coiAing back." and In the same dream he jbeard himself saying: ".Velther did l}" I knew the boy In those jlong years ago. I see him and It is in i&y dreams myself sometimes even no4r, especially on N QW Tear's day, as i sit round the fireside here at home. It Is incongruous t}iat pictures should appear in the embers, but so they ao, or else one's fancy paints them there. Then a. coal drops out. and I wake up to the remembrance that I was once that boy. The a!.verage man hasji't nerve enough fo ride a hobby until it has been roiled, lied, and "brokt" by some body elsf. The .Ne^w York Horald saV^s .Mr. Car- npgl<' does not npprovi- of borrowing. Oh. ye.s lio does—hut not of jlendlng.. havlnfj; changed o Niiiikliig, 'this Dr, Suh Yat Son the Chinese Capital to puts Peking ill II class with Cnlcutur a diiOyMi.^T liny. All liniqeiiMe asylum for (he insan' has been. buiU In JarusuH'in by a mnvenient that started In l^.-rlln. is of brl is a'splendid time to have those pictiires taken. The hoUdiy rtish ovei<, ao we can take! plenty time tn get acquainted and iig out your best points. ^l^Q —we have some estiing ithings in new moluntlDgs. inter- style Gibspn's smo my. Washlngtoij. Maim pi FhotM Tkat A 1 mo >KW YE.IR'S JT.ITCH. •> — -COORPK£LLI Chicago. 111., Jan. 1.—The Peder.^en- / mo.nS Gotch-Hackenschinldt fiasco a Cojrderelli wrestling u-.atcU which is to oe;-ur at the Coliseum here tonight i.s without a doubt to be the biggest wiostling content staged since the fa- few months back. World-wide interest attaches to this bout; particularly as Frank Gotch is backing Mahmout to challenge the winner. •• .i-.:.,,. -i. iiWE COV WK0S (i ADDRESS. FiPt Run by Policemun Chrhty Yielded >'v Bcsnlts. Tnliceman Thomas Christy was at th? Santa Fe depot at train time, two o'c ock this n:ornlng. when he received a call to hasten at once to "425 .N'oith Cottonwood." The officer was to!! that a woman was being attacked rnd that he should hurry if he wished to save her. Christy ran all the v:;y to t'.-.o niunher given lo find that acihing was known there about thf Cil Vhls morning, however. Chief of Poice Collleld was called to anoihei n,; liber on .North Cottonwood, tc slr> gliten "III a iiuiirrel hi^mei'ii Wll' ';'n •. ll^ell<| and tils wife, eoloreil. H -ei ais tliat Tiiwnsend had deeldeil to' town liiit .Mr.-*. Townsend hadn't.; WHAT TO FEEG HIRIIES AGIUrULTURAL COLLEClE COX- PLE-rES BKJ EXI'ERUIEXT. Nearly a Thou»und Horses Tested Five .Vonlbs uud the Re.tislts .Vude PnliHc. Manhattan, Kas., Jan. 1.—The largest horso feeding experiment ever .'onducted bus just been completed by the Kauiius .Agncfiltural College co* .iperatlng with the United States Gov- eniment. Tbu results of this test in |..,tve town Mit .Mr.4. Townsend Imdn t.; y^. ,,„rst..i owned by the gov- In the argument oyer whether lh^>^ ertiiiient were used, were made pin.llc- should go or not. there was a con- , ,. , r„tM.tlv i^iin .A. ril,., .UlcU. It was charged remiltod In the 'Ka'nsw HV ^ BreeS- .Mrt. Townsends being driven from -,^"A.;'-,^Hon bror. C.W ^TlcC^lS^ the house The couple were "/""fh^ f ,ell, of the agricultural coUegel ^S^ to the P ";V"':..«V .\''.""J'„..l. .J,„^^^ the gigantic experj- .lent. After Ur. McCampbell had was settled without a court trial. Ofllcer Christy believes this is th rrc'ible for which he was siimmone ni two o'clock this morning, but th.i his excited Inform.int failed to giv his the correct lionse number. WED ON NEW YEMI'S EV ."aiss Gr;!ce -Miirr iind >V. K. Hooter Wert .'lurried Last M^hL .Miss Grace .Marr and' Mr. W. R Hcoion. both of this.city, were mar :ied las', night at twelve o'clock a the home of the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs. A. Marr, 3l>7 South Syca more street Revtrend 0. C. Mooma^ of the Chribtiaa chuich. being the of ficlating clergyman. Besides the in mediate insmbers of the families ol the bridfi and groom Mr. Claytoi Teats .lad Mr. Leon Thompson wen he ouiy guests present to witness thi ceremony. Mr. and .Mrs. Hooton lef on the eirly morning Santa Fe for ai extended honeymoon visit In Macon. .Mo. The bride is well and favorabl; snown tn this clly, being of an ami- :ib!e and attracUve character that ya nade her a host of friends in her eleven years of residence here. Mr. Hoot an Is equally welt known and higbl) steemed. He is a representative o: the Florida Ijind Company, with heai ijuarteis in this city. KlXd t'trrTKEl .I, IS DE.VD. KNniore F'iirinrr Sucriimlied to At tnrk of Pueuniuniii. King Cottrell, an elderly .'iion wh' owns a furtii near Etsmore, but wti< laH been cured for at the county poo arm for the pusi few inonihs on ar tninl of hirt physical condition, die it the farm Saturday night of pneu ttionlu. . lie had been 111 but u nhor time with tills disease. .Mr. Cottrell, however, was In a ser ous condition from other allmentt \nd It was not expected that he couh regain his health.' He was not ah)' lo wlthstaml the attack of pneuiuo '- hut a brief time In his emaciate ditlon. The lola Ministerial Association ha Its regular semi-monthly mating i 'he parlors, of the Y. M. C. A. thI morning. No papers were read, th irintipal topic of discussion ^etng th Eight Day Campaign of the Men an Religion Forward Movement which i o begin a week from today. Yellow pine seedlings afro plante' <n old tin cans in California. This e' ables them to be transplanted with out harm, while they are stUl jwunf and incidentally puts a neW value oi I old tin eana. * pent two hours telling of the ext>eri- jent, he was called back again and .gain to answer questions. The.dls- usslon lasted another two hours. To ilnd, If possible, a grain or mlx- ure of grains that would take the dace of oats as a horse feed and ;ive as good results but he more eco- ^micpl was one object of the (^est Imither reason for the experiiiient .as to find the value of various hays or horse feeding purposes. Still aor ther was to detennlne, the effect of rains on the health of the aniniaTs sed. All these questions were Shivered. Fifteen rations were-fed to as many 3ts of horses for 140 days. Every leal for every one of those 937 horses as weighed and mixed in the proper 'roportions. Military discipline btip^ •it. r.oke the experiment a. succejia. oldiei^ at Fort Riley where the feedr ig was done were under orders to do "le work with the utmost care. Every orse vas weighed before and aftvr le w*. The average weight of the orses \i. ,' was 1150 pounds. They .ere artillery horses doing as .much vork. probably, as horses on the fairttt It was found that other feedii may e substituted entirely for oats! ln.;(t •\tion for 'vc.rk horses with as good 'Suits and •.. ii cheaper. Oats, once nd for all, was proved a better feed ir work horses than corn, though lore expensive. Seventy-alx horses ?d oats gained sixteen pound»^j-|u> verage gain—while the same number f horses eating corn lost twanty- Ine pounds apiece in the saijne Un^e. ;ut corn, when fed with the- proper mount of alfalfa with Ihj rJ«ht qu4'> 'y, gave as good results aa oata and vas 30 per cent cheaper. Altalth •ay, properly fed, was found to b« » lore valuable roughnge than slthar Imoihy or prnlrle hay and it pbeAp- ns ill" cost of the daily ration trorty to 40 per oent. The ration; six •arts of corn, four of osts. four of iran, and timothy hay probably Is th« •est that can be fed a work hor^ hough not the cheapest Horses,/^d n oat ration did not show any inore pirit than those that ate com, which llsproves an old theory. Although one of the lowest temper- itures of the- years was experi^ged •eaterday morning when {he, mercV|ry ell to 1 below zero, December waa )n the average a month of inlld ti»na- leratures. the average temperature ^eing 3o.8 degrees, which is 3.3 der jrees above tt»e average of 32.5. Th* naximum temperature for the niibnth •cctirred on, the 2nd. when the mer-. ury rose to 62. December waa uih- snally wet the precipitation belQ^ 33 inches, which is 2.40 inches abdve h» nomial of 0.93 of an Inch precipitation.

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