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S:e'b ido: and Rural Engineering. (Farmers' Bulletin 813.)
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eSt atlons. Pp. 16, figs, 2. Contributiou from the Bureau of
Bevleda October, 1917. (Farmers' Bulletin 436.)
'*WI%i iW lidbAtilondin. the Southern States.
sid:. PJbe..of Farm. Weis. By Victor M. Cone. Irrigation Engi-
,~jttgati*4fvestigations. Pp. 19, figs. 5. Contribution from the
* *Vfltie Ro ad d Rural Engineering. (Farmers' Bulletin 813.)
''li SretIens '" ,r the construction and use of the smaller sizes of
|g, .....,;ee to the measurement of ,rater on irrigated farms.
faijortrter, Chief jt.'Irrigntion Investigations. Pp.
*HB'^ Ororfi the Office .of Public Roads and Rural Eu-
IhtforjusM an to those who intend to build, or are operating farm
Asparagus. By H. C. Thompson, Horticulturist, Office of Horticultural alMlli
Pomological Investigations. Pp. 20, figs. 10. Contribution from the Burean
of Plant Industry. (Farmers' Bulletin 829.) :
For general distribution.
Marketing Eggs by Parcel Post. By Lewis B. Flohr, Investigator in Market-!!
ing by Parcel Post. Pp. 23, figs. 6. Contribution from the Bureau at:+
Markets. (Farmers' Bulletin 830.) ,. "' 4f
A revision of Farmers' Bulletin 594. Shipping Eggs by Parcel Post. sad Ia suitable- 1
for general distribution. .
The Asparagus Beetles and Their Control. By F. H. Chittenden, Entomplogis "..;.:i
in Charge of Truck Crop Insect Investigations. Pp. 15, figs. 8. Contribir li
tion from the Bureau of Entomology. (Farmers' Bulletin 837.),,'3
For general distribution. "i
Important Pecan Insects and Their Control. By John B. Gill, Entomologieat ':2
Assistant, Deciduous Fruit Insect Investigations. Pp. 48, figs, 58. Con-:,
tribution from the Bureau of Entomology. (Farmers' Bulletin 843.) ;
Of interest to all pecan growers. .. .1
The Gipsy Moth and the BrovwFTail Moth and their ControL By A. F. Bur-
gess. in Charge of Gipsy 'Moth and Brown-tail Moth Investigations. Pp.
28. figs. 13. Contribution from the Bureau of Entomology. (Farmers'
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The Tobacco Beetle and How to Prevent Damage by It. By G. A. Runner, :
Entomological Assistant, Southern Field Crop Insect Investigations. Pp. :
22. figs. 6. Contribution from the Bureau of Entomology. (Farmers' gal.
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Strawberry Culture in Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia. By G ..1ie
Darrow, Scientific Assistant, Office of Hbfticultural and Pomolbgi .nli
Investigations. Pp. 24, figs. 11. (Farmers' Bulletin 854.)
Discusses the differ" cultural methods used'In differentcsycvns f *.A ofIfta ::i"
:to strawberry groWr r' 2 the South and Middle Wett: -t- l. ....s.5 w
Irrigation of Grain. By Walter .W. McLaughlin, Irrigation. Engineer. .P. 22 .
figs. 7. Contribution from the Office of Public" Roads and Rural Engi-...
neering. (Farmers' Bulletin 863.)
A revision of Farmers' Bulletin 399, and of interest to irrigation farmers.
Practical Information for Beginners in Irrigation. By Samuel Fortier, OChieZf,. .
Irrigation Investigations. Pp. 38, figs. 23. Contribution from the Offie.e a
Public Ronds and Rural Engineering. (Farmers' Bulletin 864.) :
Is a revision of Farmers' Bulletin 263. Of interest to all irrigation farmers.
Swine Management. By George M. Honimel and F. G. Ashbrook, Animal H.fl..
bandry Division. Pp. 38. figs. 15. Contribution from the Bureau of Anim.hait
Industry. (Farmers' Bulletin 874.)
A revision of Farmers" Bulletin 205, and suitable for general distribution.
The Rough-Headed Corn Stalk-Beetle in the Southern States and Its Ce!' 4
troL. By W. J. Phillips and Henry Fox. Entomological Assistants, Osers int
and Forage Insect Investigations. Pp. 12, figs. 8. Contribution from 4eI
Bureau of Entomology. (Farmers' Bulletin 875.)"
For distribution among, and of especial interest to farmers in the Southern Stateiu
Human Food from an Acre of Staple Farm Products. By Morton 0. Ool~e ,
and W. J. Spillnmn. Pp. 11. Contribution from the Office of Farm Mined-Nj
meut. (Farmers' Bulletin 877.)
Gives an acre for acre companion of the food value of dliferqt crops a ~g i.i
Fumigation of Ornamental Greenhouse Plants with Hydrocyonic-AcMl
By E. R. Sasseer, Collaborator, and A. D. Borden,',ScientiLb- A-st-l
Pp. 20, figs. 4. Contribution from the Bureau of Entomology, (wialtdi A
Of interest to florists and owners of greenbouses. "
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wing in the Southeastern States. By Clyde E. Leighty, Agronomist
charge of Eastern Wheat and Rye Investigations. Pp. 16. Contribu-
from the Bureau of Plant Industry. (Farmers' Bulletin 894.)
;gests the advisability of raising rye in said States and describes the various
of this crop.
ats and Mice. By David E. Lantz, Assistant Biologist. PI). 23, figs.
Contribution from the Bureau of Biological Survey. (Farmers' Bul-
SrTie public t iong listed belqw are technical or scientific treatises or bulletins apply-
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free to persons who can use such specialized information as long as the supply lasts.
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ThI.Expansion and Contraction of Concrete an":Congrete Roads. By A. T.
Goldbeck, Engineer of Tests, and F. H. Jackson, jr.. Assistant Testing En-
gtneer. -Pp. 31, figs. 19.' Contribution fromithe Office of Public loads and
Rural Engineering. (Professional Paper.)1 Oct. 13, 1917. (Department
Bulletin 532.) Price, 10 cents. .,
A technical study of the subject, and of interest to road engineers and contractors.
The Red Spruce: Its Growth and Management. By Louis S. Murphy, Forest
Examiner. Pp. 100, pis. 7, fig. 1. Contribution from the Forest Service.
(Professional Paper.) Oct. 31, 1917. (Department Bulletin 544.) Price,
The purpose of this bulletin is to formulate definite systems of forest manage-
ment for various conditions.
*Important Range Plants, Their Life History and Forage Value. By Arthur
W. Sampson, Plant Ecologist, Forest Service. Pp. 63. pls. 56. Contribution
from the Forest Service and the Bureau of Plant Industry. (Professional
Paper.) Oct. 8, 1917. (Department Bulletin 545.) Price, 40 cents.
or use of forest officers and stock owners using the national forests for grazing
Co betion of Weevils and Infested Squares as a Means of Control of the
Cotton Boll Weevil in the Mississippi Delta. By B. It. Coad and T. F.
McGehee, Entomological Assistants, Southern Field Crop Insect Investiga-
.Uons. Pp. 51, pl. 2, fig. 1. Contribution from the Bureau of Entomology.
Oct. 4, 1917. (Department Bulletin 564.) Price, 10 cents.
Of interest to entomologists and to cotton growers in the Delta region of Louisiana.
Increased Yield of Turpentine and Rosin from Double Chipping. By A. W.
Schorger, Chemist in Forest Products. ;'il IH. L. Pettigrew. Assistant Engi-
neer in Forest Pcu ucts. Pp. 9, pls. 2. Contrihntion from the Forest Serv-
lee. (Professional Paper.) Oct. 2, 1917. (Department Bulletin 567.)
ice~ 5 cents.
Describes a method of securing more naval stores from the same tree, and is of
laterest to all naval-stores operators.
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The Silverfish, or Slicker ": An Injurious Household Insect. By E. A. Back,
entomologist in Charge of Stored Product Insect Investigations. Pp. 4,
fig. 1. Contribution from the Bureau of Entomolgy. (Farmers' Bulletin
Suitable for general distribution.
.'Commercial Evaporation and Drying of Fruits. By James H. Beattie and H.
P. Gould, Office of Horticultural and Pomological Investigations. Pp. 61,
figs. 22. Contribution from the Bureau of Plant Industry. (Farmers'
Of interest generally to all who have surplus in considerable quantity for which
there is not ready sale in the fresh state. t 'though intended primarily to aid in
developing commercial activities, the information should be of value to all who wish
to dry fruit for home use.
Game, Laws for 1917. A summary of the Provisions of Federal, State, and
Provincial Statutes. By George A. Lawyer, W. F. Bancroft. and Frank
L. Earushaw, Assistants, Bureau of Biological Survey. Pp. iO. Contribu-
tion from the Bureau of Biological Survey. (Farmers' Bulletin 910.)
The Recovery of Potash as a By-Product i the CXment Iidmetry;. By. f".1
l1am H. Ross, Albert R. Mers, and C. R. Wagner. Pp. 23. ot :1Ai
from the Bureau of Soils. (Professional Paper.) OeL 5, 1917. (De- ,:
apartment Bulletin 572.) Price, 5 cents.
A discussion of the possibility of recovering potash from waste in cement pro-
ducing plants, and a description of the various processes used.
Microscopical Studies on Tomato Products. By Burton J. Howard, Jricro-
scopist in Charge, in collaboration with Charles H. Stephensn, Sclentifei 2
Assistant, Microchemical Laboratory. Pp. 24, flgs. 5. ContributIon from
the Bureau of Chemistry. Oct. 6, 1917. (Department Bulletin 581.) .
Price, 5 cents.
Of interest to canners and manufacturers of tomato products.
The Control of Hog Cholera, With a Discussion of the Results of Field Ex-
periments. By A. D. Melvin, Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry,
and M. Dorset, Chief of the Biochemic Division. Pp. 18, figs. 2. Con-
tribution from the Bureau of Animal Industry. Oct. 13, 1917. (Depart-
ment Bulletin 584.) Price, 5 cents.
Of interest to officials engaged In combating hog cholera.
A Guide for Formulating a Milk. Ordinance. Prepared in the Dairy Divisioh
of the Bureau of Animal Industry and the Bureau of Chemistry. Pp. 4.
Contribution from the Bureau of Animal Industry and the Bureau of
Chemistry. Oct. 18, 1917. (Department Bulletin 585.) Price, 5 cents.
Of interest to town, city, aid'other officials interested in the Improvement of Mthe
Winter Wheat in the Great Plains Area, Relation of Cultural Methods to
Production. By E.. C. Chilcott, Agriculturist in charge, John S. Cole,
Agriculturist, and J. B. Kuska, Assistant, Office of Dry-Land Agriculture.
Pp. 36. Contribution from the Bureau of Plant Industry. Oct. 11, 1917.
(Department Bulletin 595.) Price, 5 cents.
Intended for all who are interested In the agricultural possibilities of the Great -
Plains area. .o : .- -
Inventory of Seeds and Plaits Imported by the Office,f, Foreign Seed aad
Plant Introduction Durng the Period from July 1 to September 30, 1914.
[Nos. 38666 to 39308.] OVt. 30, 1917. (Inventory No. 40, Bureau of'Plant
Industry.) Price, 20 centk. :
Life Zone Investigations in Wyoming. By Mlerritt Gary, Assistant Biologist,
Biological Survey. Pp. 95, pls. 15, figs. 17, map. Oct. 3, 1917. (North
American Fauna, No. 42.) Price, 40 cents.
Experimental Roads in the Vicinity of Washington, D. C. By B. A. Ander-
ton, Assistant Chemist, nnd J. T. Pauls, Junior Highway Engineer, Office .
of Public Roads and Rural Engineering. Pp. 8. Oct. 15, 1917. (Circular
77, Office of Secretary.) Price. 5 cents.
Emergency Fuel from the Farm Woodland. By A. F. Hawes, Extension
Specialist. Pp. 8. Contribution from the Forest Service and the Stat.es
Relations Service. Oct., 1917. (Circular 79, Office of the Secretary.)
Price, 5 cents.
Harvesting, Picking, Thrashing, and Storing Peanuts. By H. C. Thompson,.
Horticulturist, Office of Horticultural and Pomological Investigations, '.
Bureau of Plant Industry. Pp. 6, figs. 4. Oct. 13, 1917. (Circular '.. -
Office of the Secretary.) Price, 5 cents.
Rules and Regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture Under' the Fod o
Products Inspection Law of August 10, 1917. Pp. 8. Oct. 31, 1917. (
(Circular 82, Office of the Secretary.) Price, 5 cents. '
Journal of Agricultural Researcha (For sale only.) Vel: 11, No. 1. Oet.'1, .:I
1917. Contents: Natural Reproduction from Seed Stored in the rbredt.:
Floor. (jx F-4.) By J. V. Hoffmann.-A New Parasitic Nema, Tyfl~g. 4.
penetrans, Found Infesting Cotton and Potatoes. (jy G-12L) By N.A.
Cobb. Pp. 1-33, pis. 7, figs. 9. Price, 20 cents.
Vol. 11, No. 2, Oct. 8, 1917. Contents: Endrot of Cranberries. (ka G-
S 122.) By C. L. Shear.-Some Factors Affecting Nitrate-Nitrogen Accumula-
tion in SoiL (kb Kans-10.) By P. L. Gainey and L. F. Metzler. Pp. 35-4
64, pl. 1, figs. 3. Price, 10 cents.
'Sane,- Vol. 11, No. 3, Oct. 15, 1917. Contents: Conglutiunlion Test for the
pIagnosias of Glanders. (kc A-31.) By H. W. Schoening.-Occurrence of
Manganese in Insect Flowers and Insect Flower Stems. (kg E-7.) By
p :, 1- McDonnell and R. C. Roark.-Life History of Macrosiphum illi-
t noiselnsis, the Grapevine Aphis. (jz K-57.) By A. C. Baker. Pp. 65-S9,
S ple. 2. Price, 10 cents.
.1i itme, Vol. 11, No. 4, Oct. 22, 1917. Contents: Effect of Sulphur on Different
Crops and Soils. (kh Ky.-5.) By 0. M. Shedd.-A Statistical Study of
Some Indirect Effects of Certain Selections in Breeding Indian Corn.
(ke III.-.&) By H. L. Rietz and L. H. Smith.-Some Notes on the Direct
Determination of the Hygroscopic Coefficient. (ki Minn.-20.l By Fred-
erick J. Alway, Millard A. Kline, and Guy R. McDole.-Inheritance Studies
in Pisum: IV. Interrelation of the Genetic Factors of Pisuim. (kd G-123.)
By Orland E. White. Pp. 91-190, figs. 24. Price, 20 cents.
:;I. e Vol. 11, No. 5. Oct. 29, 1917. Contents: Fungus Fairy Rings in East-
ern Colorado and Their Effect on Vegetation. (kf -G-124.1 By H. L.
Shantz and R. L. Piemeisel. Pp. 191-245; pis. 21. figs. 13. Price. 20 cents.
S ioe, VoL 8, No. 13. Mar. 26, 1917. Contents and Index of Volume 8. Pp.
i-x v, 477-482. Price, 10 cents.
ame, Vol. 9, No. 13. June 25, 1917. Contents and Index of Volume 9. Pp.
i-x, 427-431. Price, 5 cents.
SSo'NOTE.-Beginning with volume 5 the Journal of Agricultural Research has
been issued weekly and is distributed free only to the libraries of agricultural col-
leges and experiment stations, to large universities, technical schools, and such
I' Institutions as make suitable exchanges with the department. It will not be sunt
S free to individuals. The Superintendent of Docuwients will receive subscriptions for
this publication, the price being $3 per year, 52 numbers.
Experiment Station Record. Vol. 37, No. 4, September, 1917. E. W. Allen, Ph.
D., Editor. Pp. 301-400. Price. 15 cents.
rN::o : ar.-The Record is a technical review of-: the world's scientific literature
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which is Issued in two volumes a year, 10 numbers each. at $1 a volume.
M' nthly Crop Report. Vol. 3, No. 10, October, 1917. Pp. 93-104. (Bureau
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.. Contains data relating to agriculture, including estimates of acreage, conditions,
yield, prices, and value of crops and live stock. For free distribution.
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Bwtueau of Animal Industry. No. 124. August, 1917. Pp. 89-97. Oct. 11, 1917.
.. Price. 5 cents.
-Bueau of Animal Industry. No. 125. September, 1917. Pp. 99-106. Oct. 29,
S:: 91'. Price, 5 cents.
M;. h..w1ii of Chemistry. Supplement No. 28. [N. J. 4851-4900.] Pp. 479-544.
A. ...:" Sept. 25, 1917. Price, 10 cents.
00w".' u of Chemistry. Supplement No. 29. [N. J. 4901-4950.] Pp. 545-600.
z ,i[.je. 17, 191: P- rice, 5 cents.
IIJh Irorticultural Board. No. 43. August, 1917. Pp. 103-109. Oct. 2,
0 7. Price, 5 cents.
Insecticide and Fungicide Board. No. 17. Pp. 295-820. .Oct. 6, 1917. Pr2 3.
5 cents. .
Bureau of Markets. No. 25. Pp. 23. Oct. 16, 1917. Price, 25 cents.
Bureau of Markets. No. 26. Pp. 36. Oct. 10, 1917. Price, 5 cents.
Bureau of Markets. No. 27. Pp. 40. Oct. 6, 1917. Price, 5 cents. -" :: M
Bureau of Markets. No. 28. Pp. 6. Oct. 31, 1917. Price, 5 cents. ...
SOIL SURVEYS. i
iWaAll requests for soil surveys are referred to the Bureau of Boils for attention, the
distribution of same being controlled by that bureau.
Soil Survey of Washington County, Alabama. By Lewis A. Hurst, E. H.
Stevens, and Howard C. Smith, of the U. S. Department of Agriculture,
and J. L. Andress and J. F. Strond, of the Alabama Department of.Agricul,
ture and Industries. ,Pp. 51, pils. 4, fig. 1, map. (From F. 0. Soils, 1915.)
Price, 15 cents. r
Soil Survey of the Honey Lake Area, California. By J. E. Guernsey, James-
Koeber, and C. J. Zinn of thej Jniversity of California, and E. C. Eckmann,
of the U. S. Department of Ariculture. Pp. 64, pls. 4, figs. 1. map. (From
F. 0. Soils, 1915.) Price, 15 .cents. ...
Soil Survey of the Pasadena Area, California. By E. C. Eckmanii, of the j
U. S. Department of Agriculture, and C. J. Zinn, of the University of
California. Pp. 56, pls. 3, fig. 1, map. (From F. 0. Soils, 1915.) Price,
Soil Survey of Crisp County, Georgia. By E. T. Maxon, of the U. S. Depart- i
meant of Agriculture, and David D. Long, of the Georgia St;te College of .:
Agriculture. Pp. 24, fig. 1, map. (From F. 0. Soils, 1916.) Price, 15
Soil Survey of Benton Cointy, Indiana. By Grove B. Jones, of the U. S. :
Department of Agriculture, and J. Bayard Brill, of the Indiana_Department
of Geology. Pp. 20, fig. 1, map. (From F. 0. Soils, 1916.) Price, 15 cents.
Soil Survey of Scott County, Iowa.. By E. H. Stevens and E. H. Smies, of .
the U. S. Department of Agriculture, and Knute Espe, of the Iowa Agricul-
tural Experiment Station. Pp. 43, fig. 1, map. (From F. 0. Soils, 1915.),
Price, 15 cents.
Soil Survey of Dawes County, Nebraska. By R. It. Burn. L. Vincent Davis,
and J. M. Snyder, of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, and F. A. Hayes
and Thomas E. Kokjer, of the Nebraska Soil Survey. Pp. 41, fig. 1, map.
(From F. 0. Soils, 1915.) Price, 15 cents.
Soil Survey of Cortland County, New York. By E. T. Maxon, of the U. S.
Department of Agriculture, and G. L. Fuller, of the New York State College -
of Agriculture. Pp. 28, fig. 1, map. (From F. 0. Soils, 1016.) Price, 15
Soil Survey of Columbus County, North Carolina. By R. B. Hardison and -
R. T. Avon Burke, of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, and L. L.
Brinkley and R. C. Jurney, of the North Carolina Department of Agricul-
ture. Pp. 42, fig. 1, map. (From F. 0. Soils, 1915.) Price, 15 cents.
Soil Survey of Hertford County, North Carolina. By E. S. Vanatta, of the
U. S. Department of Agriculture, and F. N. McDowell, of the North Caro-
liun Department of Agriculture. Pp. 35, fig. 1, map. (From F. 0. Soils,
1916.) Price, 15 cents.
Soil Survey of Harnett County, North Carolina. By Robert C. Jurney, of the
U. S. Department of Agriculture, and S. 0. Perkins, of the North Carolina
Department of Agriculture. Pp. 37, fig. 1, map. (From F. 0. Soils, 1916.)
Price, 15 cents.
Soil Survey of Portage County, Wisconsin. By W. J. Geib and L. R. Schoen-
mann, of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, and Lewis P. Hanson, of the T
Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey. Pp. 52, fig. 1, map.
(From F. 0. Soils, 1915.) Price, 15 cents. -
SoiI' Survey of- Wood County, Wisconsin. By W. J. Geib, of the U. S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture, and Guy Conrey, W. C. Boardman, and Clinton B.
Post, of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey. Pp. 51,
11 fg. 1, map. (From F. 0. Soils, 1915.) Price, 15 cents.
PUBLICATIONS OF THE WEATHER BUREAU.
AlWPublieations of the Weather Bureau are obtainable only froin the Chief of the
Weather Bureau or the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office. at the
' prices noted herein.
Monthly Weather Review. (For sale only.) Vol. 45, No. 7. July, 1917.
[Sept. 29, 1917.] Pp. 335-395, charts 9, figs. 16. Price, 25 cents a copy,
$2.50 per year. Payable to the Superintendent of Documents.
Special Articles: Mean annual rainfall of the United States, with notes on the new
chart of average annual precipitation. By R. DeC. Ward.-Sea breeze on eastern
Long Island. By E. S. Clowes.-Influence of the sea on the climate of Long Island.
By E.;A. Clowes.-Killing frost and length of growing season in Kentucky. By F. J.
wtWa.-Relation between temperature and crops. By Dewey A. Seeley.-Damage by
hail in Kansas. By S. D. Flora and C. L. Bush.-Scarf -clouds. By C. F. Brooks.-
Some field experiments on evaporation from snow surfaces. By F. S. Baker.-Dark
day in Jamalca.-Distance at which thunder can be heard. By Clarence E. Miller.
National Weather and Crop Bulletin, Nos.'29, 30, 31, October, 1917; reporting
temperature, rainfall, and crop conditions throughout the United States.
Issued weekly, on Wednesday, April to October; monthly remainder of year.
Price, 25 cents a year. .
Jos. A. ARNOLD,
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HOW STATES, COMMUNITIES, AND INDIVID-...
UALS CAN HELP ELIMINATE RATS AND .^
MICE-MEASURES SUGGESTED BY BIOLO-.'
- GISTS OF U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICUL- ,
BY REQUIRING that all new buildings, wharves,
and other structures be rat proof; that existing';
buildings of rat-proof construction be further pro- ..
tected by having basement windows and drains cov-
ered with screens, gratings, etc.; and that existing':
buildings that are not rat proof be made so by.::
By constructing sewers and drains so that they will .
not provide entrance and retreat for rats.
By insisting on greater cleanliness 'about markets,.
stores, and generally throughout cities, villages, and. .
the country districts. .. .
By threshing and marketing grain early so that I
stacks will not furnish harboring places-and food. ;r
for ra Is. .
By removing piles of straw, trash, and lumber -n.
which harbor rats in fields and vacant lots.
By protecting the hawks, owls, and other natural':.i
enemies of rats which are not so destructive to poukd i"
try as rats themselves. -
By keeping well-trained rat dogs on farms-and0:1
;about city warehouses.
By keeping provisions which rats and mice will.i..
attack in rat-proof and mouse-proof containers.
By destroying rats and mice systematically by
poisoning, trapping, and by -organized systematil"-
h -unts. .. ,: Gi w
By arouising public opinion to the realization 6sfi:': .
the importance of exterminating rats and mice. -
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