The Hereford Brand, Vol. 10, No. 14, Ed. 1 Friday, May 13, 1910 Page: 4 of 12
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The Hertford Brand Friday, May 13, 1910
Single Row Surface Cultivators, Double Row Surface Cultivators, Six Shovel Piv-
otal Single Dutchman Cultivators, Go-Devil Disc Cultivators for listed ground, Captain
Kidd High Wheel Cultivators. The kind of Implements that is a pleasure to run.
Guaranteed to do first-class work or our goods. -:-
Watch the Comet.
Astronomers expect the earth to
pass through the tail of Halley's
comet on May 18th, and a rare
opportunity is offered for the study
of certain meteorological phenomena.
Observations should be made on the
17th, 18th especially, and 19th of
May, 1910. Owing to the position
of the moon on these dates, it is prob-
able that the most satisfactory night
observations will be obtained during
the last two or three hours before
daylight. If you are sufficiently in*
terested in the subject to cooperate
ia this work, please observe as many
of the following phenomena as you
understand and feel capable of han-
dling, and make a full and prompt
report to this office.
1. Auroral displays: Auroras serve
as indicators of the electrical state
of the outer atmosphere and as this
state possibly may be affected by the
tail of the comet as we pass through
it, auroras should be watched for at
that time. The location, shape,
extent, and other features as well as
the times of appearance, changes,
and disappearance should be care-
2. Meteoric trails: The number,
times of appearance, lengths of du-
ration, and directions and lengths of
visible paths of meteors should be
noted on all three nights, but espec-
ially on the night of the 18:h.
3. Bishop's ring: This curious
A large Black Jack, sired by
Santo. A thoroughbred Black
Spanish Jack imported direct
from Spain. Buffalo Bill was
•hipped here 5 years ago by
A. H. Elliston and used as a
His dam. "Mi«|nitrtit being a very
fine large Black Jennett sired by
Henry (2nd) he being a very large
fine Black Kentucky Maltese and
Mammoth Jack. Owners of good
mares and fine Jennett* should see
Buffalo Bill at once at my barn in
Wert Hereford. See Terms of
breeding at the barn.
G. A. F. Parker, President
A. J. Lipscomb, Cashier
Henry Wilkiason, Asst. Cashier
Will Be Qlad to Serve You
"dust" halo was seen around the sun
after the eruptions both of Krakatoa
and Mont Pelee, and conceivably
might also follow the passage of the
earth through the tail of the comet.
It therefore should be carefully look-
ed for on the days specified, and,
occasionally, for some days thereaf-
ter. As the light of this ring is
rather faint, observations of it are
best mede when the sun is hidden
behind some steeple or other opaque
4. Color of the sun and sky : Both
the general color of the sky and the
color af the sun depend on the dust
and other contents of the atmosphere,
and should be carefully noted on the
5. Twilight phenomena: Twilight
colors, their distribution, and order
ot changes depend largely on the
dust in the atmosphere, and, conse-
quently, these are the phenomena
that need to be observed on the
6. Luminous clouds: Neither the
material of these clouds nor the
cause of their light is definitely
known. They seem to belong to the
very high atmosphere, and therefore
should be looked for at night in
connection with our transit across
the comet's tail.
These clouds are cirrus-like in ap-
pearance, but may be distinguished
from true cirrus by the fact that
they are brighter than the back*
ground of the clear nocturnal sky
During the forepart of the night
they are seen above the northwestern
7. Zodiacal light: From work re-
cently done at the Lick and the
Mount Wilson observatories it seems
probable that the zodiacal light is
caused by the reflection of solar
light from dust in and near the
plane of the ecliptic. If so, then a
change might be expected in it at
the time of the comet's near ap-
proach to the earth, and therefore
the extent, brilliancy, and other fea-
tures of the zodiacal light as they
appear at that time should be care-
8. Gegenschein (counter glow) :
But little is known of the cause of
this faint glow seen in the ecliptic at
a point directly opposite to the sun,
or along the shadow of the earth.
Presumably it has tne same origin
as the zodiacal light, and consequent-
ly may be modified during the tran-
sit of the earth across the tail of a
comet. At any rate it should be ob-
served on the nights mentioned, and
its brilliancy at these times compar-
ed with that on nights when there
certainly is no cometary disturbance.
To locate the gegenschein at any
hour of the night look in the direc-
tion where the sun was twelve hours
9. General phenomena : Solar and
lunar halos and coronas, and all
other appearances that may seem
unusual and worth noting.
deep as an ordinary plow then fol-
low with a subsoiler or old fashioned
bull tongue. Drag the field level as
possible, then plant the seed over
the deep furrows. Cover the seed
from one to one and half inches deep
in moist soil.
Cultivation—Use ordinary com-
mon sense and keep the weeds out.
Stir the soil well after each rain,
but do not hill up the beets until the
last plowing. Thin out the drill to
a stand of 8 to 10 inches apart when
beets show four or five leaves. Rows
may be from 18 to 24 inches apart.
Harvesting.—For factory use,
the factory rules would have to be
followed, but in this section where a
small amount is raised for feed or
for table use,a long soil spade is a
Winter Keeping.—If no stock run
in the field, throw a little straw or
hay over the beets while in the
ground, cover with a shovel or two
of dry dirt and the beets will keep
sound all winter.
As Stock Food.—There is no bet-
ter food for milch cows and work
horses. Chop up the beets and they
will do the rest. Hogs are at home
with a few beets.
Time to plant.—First week i n
May or as soon thereafter as pos-
sible. Amount of seed.—From 15
25 pounds to the acre. One pound
will plant a row 200 yards long put-
ting the maximum amount in the drill.
How to plant.—Run a furrow as
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For a period of 3 months, begin-
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paid-up subscriber to the Brand,
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Elliot, A. C. The Hereford Brand, Vol. 10, No. 14, Ed. 1 Friday, May 13, 1910, newspaper, May 13, 1910; Hereford, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253553/m1/4/: accessed December 9, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Deaf Smith County Library.