The Childress Post (Childress, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 26, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 25, 1913 Page: 3 of 8
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THK CI1IU>UESS POST. JUNE
PACiE Til III iE.
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If You Want..
J AS. A.LESLIE
1 Buy and Sell
ASK YOUR NEIGHBOR
The Oldest Plumber
I am the Oldest Plumber in Childress doing work
for the public. 1 know my business and guarantee
my work. When you heed anything in my line see
Wash Day Terrors
When our wonderful Boss Washing Machine
is used. So light-running that a child can
operate one. We also have the Famous 1900
Gravity Washer. Call and see our line.
Prices range from $8.50 to $14.00.
The New IW/lson Sewing Machine
The greatest bargain of the aae at
Ask your neighbor about this machine and
then buy one. The risk is ours.
R. H. Norris Hardware Co.
Phone .( 4
If IT S HARDWARE—WE HAVE IT
1110 befit unimproved business and residence
property in Childress, gee list owned by the
..Panhandle : Townsite : Company.
Reasonable prioes and good terms. Sates
made by agents must be printed "ii forms
furnished by the company and countersigned by
K. E. Montgomery. None other will be recognized.
K. K. MONTGOMERY, W. D. COPE,
President and (Initial Manager. l.miJ kepicAcnlali vc
You cannot afford to dream that you are pro-
tected against lire by an absolutely safe policy.
KNOW that you are by taking out insurance with
CRAWFORD & CRAWFORD
in some old line multi millionaire Company that
THE SILO AND ITS VALUE
TO IKHtSlMi: V
the «nnu< illuft* will lie found Mack
Satiii, No 28311, my black mammoth
mil Ma till 111* "'y fino llainlltonl-
i,ii tihilllnii, Warn Hoy, weight 11170
po 1111 * it, ono mill' oast of Children I
on the north Klrkland road Ti'rmo j
$12.60 to Insure living colt. At
jack, alii ill I f, hands high. Terms:
$lo to Insure living colt. Care will
be (akin to prevent accidents hut
will not he responsible should any
occur. J. C. LUSK,
Phone 403 R 1%
It is sai<i that there is uoth- ,
ing new under the sun, and
the truth of this saying is well I
brought out in the present ag-
itation among the well infor-
med to induce the farmers of
this state to give more atten-
tion to the silo. To many the
name silo conveys no meaning
as they are in total ignorance
of what it is, and yet the an-
cient Egyptians used the silo
thousands of years ago. Re-
duced to its simplest terms, a
silo is really a big can, corre-
sponding in nearly every way
to the cans in which the house
wife preserves her fruit,and
it is intended to, and does
serve the same purpose. It is
a means of preserving green
feed in its original form for
stock of all kinds. Just as the
housewife can insure a plenti-
ful supply of both fruit and
vegetables for the use of her
family during the whole year,
so the provident farmer who
provides himself with a silo
can be assured of an abund-
ance of wholesome, nutritious
food for his stock in times of
scarcity. The principle upon
which the silo is founded is the
fact that decomposition and
decay can only take place in
any material through the ag-
ency of germ life, and in the
presence of air. If this mate-
rial is placed in an air-tight
vessel, the germs it contains
are killed, the air surround-
ing the material withdrawn,
and if no new germs are allow
ed to enter, the material will
remain in the same condition
in which it was gathered for
an indefinite time, and will be
just as valuable as a feed as
w hen fresh.
The housewife accomplishes
these desired results first by
heating nad then by sealing
it]) the can. This would not
be practical with the large
quantities of feed required
for our stock. So the same re-
sult is accomplished in a dif-
Using the ground as a bot-
' torn ft structure is erected, the
j sides of which are air-tight,
| or are made air tight, when
i t hey get wet. These sides are
I made of a variety of materi-
als, the most common being
lumber, stone, cement and
brick. It does not make much
| difference what the material
i used is, just, so the sides are
made air-tight and that they
will hold the pressure of the
material with which the struc-
ture is filled. What is known
as the stave silo is usually
made of pieces of two by four
lumber set upon end. just as
the staves of a barrel are put
together and bound around
with hoops that can be drawn
together. It is usual to have
these staves twelve to sixteen
feet in length and often two
are placed upon end so that
the structure is from thirty to
thirty-two feet high. The di-
ameter ol' the silo will vary for
reasons given later, with tlu
number of stock that it is de-
sired to feed. After the silo
is erected it is filled with such
material as green corn, sorg-
hum, kaffir, tnilo maize or al-
most any green feed which is
chopped into lengths, varying
from one-half to three-quart-
ers of an inch and packed
firmly into the silo. When
first placed into the silo the
material undergoes quite a
heating and some souring. Tlu
heat, however, expels the air
that is held between the parti-
cles of material, and the same
lime goes so high that it kills
all germ life. As in the mean
time the material has packed
down very closely, no new
air or germs can enter; so
the material soon cools off aiu
remains unchanged for an in-
definite period. This first
heating has done two things.
It has generated a small am-
ount of acetic acid, a sub-
stance that aids digestion and
has also acted upon many of |
the substances of the food and
rendered them easier of di-
gestion when taken into the
The result then, is preserv-
ed green feed for stock for
any time of the year and that
green feed is even more diges-
tible than when it was first
cut. A silo can be built at a
little over a dollar per ton
capacity to two or three dol-
lars, depending upon the ma-
terial and finish .Jo cover is
necessary as rain does not in-
jure the ensilage. Even a pit
in the ground can be made to
do service as a silo, in the dry-j
er sections, After the silo is'
filled to to the top, two or
three inches of material spoils
so in designing the silo it is
necessary to calculate to feed
a layer over the whole sur-
face each day. In this way ii
is fed up before it lias time to
Ensilage keeps better in a dtep,
than in a shallow silo, so it is cus-
tomary to build them twenty to
twenty-five feet in height. A si-
lo ten feet in diameter and twen-
ty feet high will hold about thirty
tons of ensilage. A well-fed dai-
ry cow will consume from thirty
to forty pounds of ensilage a
day. From this data one should
be able to calculate the size of
Ensilage can ordinarily be
grown and put up for about
three dollars a ton while in feed
value, when properly combined
with other materials, it is easily
worth six dollars. Outside the
actual nutrents it contains it is
of especial value to the dairy-
man, because it enables him at
all times to have green feed. It
is of value to the beef feeder as
it is well known that animals
never take on i'lesh as rapidly
and as cheaply as when supplied
with a certain amount of green
succulent feed. Besides prov-
ing of value during winter, the
Texas feeder will find ensilage of
inestimable use in helping him
tide over the hot, dry summers
and falls. While almost any feed
material, except those consisting
of hollow 9teme, will make valu-
able ensilage, there ie nothing
quite 90 good and so valuable as
corn and the grain sorghums.
Ordinarily for each five bushels
of corn that a field will yield it
will make a ton of ensilage. The
aorn from a thirty-bushel field
would be worth at fifty cents, fif-
teen dollars, while the ensilage
from the same field would be
worth twice as much. So, be-
sides being a means of supplying
green food to stock, the silo is
also a means of adding very ma-
terially to the value of the feed
stuff, and also of utilizing the
cornstalks that constitute forty
per cent of the value of a corn-
field, and that are too often lost.
Again, it costs less to save, en-
silage than to save the crop in
any other form. At the same
time a man with a silo is inde-
pendent of the weather. He oan
fill his silo while the rain is pour-
ing down. On the other hand,
should there be danger of losing
his crop from dry weather, he
can cut it and place it in the silo
and save it. Corn makes the
best ensilage when cut after it is
well glazed, but it can be cut at
any time during its growth and
will still make valuable feed.
The farmers of Texas therefore
cannot afford to further neglect
this means of adding to the value
of their feed crops.
TEX. INDUSTRIAL CON
CITY uriLDlNtl NOTES.
Trade excursions are trade
The farmer is the right arm of
the healthy town.
The close-fisted miser who is
afraid to trust his dollars in home
enterprises should remember
that shrouds have no pockets.
Forget yesterday, but remem-
ber the lessons it taught, remom
Even the champion town kick-
er does not want to "kick the
It is sometimes better for a
town not to have bitten at all
than for it to bite off more than
it can chew.
Every day you fail to boost for
your town is like water pouring
over a mill wheel—gone never t<>
The penny-wise and pound
r, | •
ber the fate that overtook the j foolish man doesn't amount to
man or the town that made the
same mistake twioe
A town is judged by thn size
and quality of its newspaper*.
Opportunity is the only knock-
much in the scale of life.
Our idea of wasted effort is
trying to make the miser who
buries his money, dig up.
Bemoaning the fate of your
er that should ever be given a town is like watering the weeds
hearing. j in the garden.
Pluck and perseverance are1 Trie home builder is the man
little giants that will not down. ! who makes llie country safe and
One genuine sticker is worth a ke^ps up the spirit of optimism
regiment of quitters. Sticking j and activity. Without him no
is ils own reward.
oommunity can progress.
The Denver Barber Shop j
F. E. LANGSTON, Prop.
HOT AND COLD BATHS ALL THE TIME
W. 0. Ledbetter & Co.
■ Heating a n d Pipe Fitting. |
Bath Tubs $8.00 and up.
Lavatories $5.00 and up.
Kitchen Sinks $6.00 and up.
3-4 inch Galvanized Pipe (>c per foot.
Pipe Fittings at Sears, Roebuck prices.
Anything You Need in Sheet Metal
319 Main Street Childress, Texas Phone No. 7
S. B. I10VEY, M. P. MERTZ, Receivers
Most diroct route — Quickest Time
El Paso and Points West
Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Wichita
and all points North and Hast,
Through Electric Lighted Standard
Sleeping Cars operated Daily between
Alpine and Kansas City.
For further information regarding
rates, limits and stopovers, call on
local agent, or write
F. A. NELSON
Traffic Manager. San Angelo
I I,cuts \NI> SKIN TROI'ltliK.
CASH I 'i >11 (ilK'KKNS
j If you ore suffering with any old
running rr fever sores, ulcers,
holts, eczema or other skin t.rouh-
J les, pet a hox of Uucklen's Arni-
ca snlve and you will get relief
promptly. Mrs. Iiruco Jones of
Mlrmlngham, Ala., suffered from
an ugly ulcer for nine months and
Iturklen's Arnica Halve cured her
In two weeks. Will help you On-
ly 26c Recommended by
Don't fool around trading your
chickens a nil produce for goads,
hut bring Mich things to me, for I
i pay the best prices In cash. Then
\i u can take your money and buy
•cod \\ here you please.
J II. OltKOOHY
I'd I! S.11,1:1 might sorghum and
| maize, at my barn.
| ate DR. J. W. ALBERT.
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Thomas, J. C. The Childress Post (Childress, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 26, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 25, 1913, newspaper, June 25, 1913; Childress, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth233556/m1/3/: accessed April 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.