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Rules for a Dictionary Catalog

Description: Volume of cataloging rules created prior to the widespread availability of Library of Congress cataloging. Includes definitions and instructions on entry and style. Additional articles describe cataloging of special publications such as manuscripts, music, and maps and atlases.
Date: 1904
Creator: Cutter, Charles A. (Charles Ammi), 1837-1903

Saccharine Sorghums for Forage

Description: Report discussing the use of saccharine sorghum for forage, including classification of different varieties of sorghum, climate and soil conditions for growing, and methods of cultivations. Sorghum may be used for soiling (or green feeding), pastures, hay, fodder, and silage among other possibilities.
Date: 1906
Creator: Ball, Carleton R. (Carleton Roy), 1873-1958


Description: Discusses varieties of foreign and native salt-bushes, how they are grown, and their value as drought-resistant plants for livestock forage.
Date: 1900
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.

Sand-Clay and Burnt-Clay Roads

Description: "The mixing of sand and clay as a form of road construction has received careful study and is of great importance, especially to the Atlantic and Gulf states, where throughout large areas sand and clay are practically the only materials available for road building. One of the objects of this bulletin is to give some account of the commonly observed physical characteristics of clays and sands as an aid to the use of these materials for constructing road.... In all cases a mixture of sand and clay is better than either material alone, except perhaps where it is impossible to drain a sandy road, and , in consequences, it it always wet. Very little if any clay, should be used in this case." -- p. 5
Date: 1907
Creator: Spoon, William L. (William Luther), 1862-1942

Scab in Sheep

Description: "In this publication will be found a description of common scab of sheep, descriptions of several kinds of dipping plants suitable for use on small and on large farms, directions for preparing certain homemade dips, and directions for dipping. Remedies for scab are also given which have been tried and found most officious by this Bureau." -- p. 3
Date: 1903
Creator: Stiles, Charles Wardell, 1867-1941 & Salmon, D. E.

Scabies in Cattle

Description: Report discussing the most effective treatments for scabies, also known as mange (or more colloquially, as "cattle itch" or "Texas itch"), in cattle.
Date: 1902
Creator: Hickman, Richard W. (Richard West), 1852-1926

Scale Insects and Mites on Citrus Trees

Description: Report discussing scale insects, also known as bark-lice, which are regarded as the most significant insects enemies of citrus trees. Treatments are discussed as well as the different types of scale insects, which can be classified as either armored or unarmored.
Date: 1903
Creator: Marlatt, C. L.

The School Garden

Description: Report discussing the benefits of maintaining a school garden and the types of content which teachers might present to students for study. The discussion of lesson content includes suitable suggestions for lesson content for both rural and city students.
Date: 1905
Creator: Corbett, L. C. (Lee Cleveland), 1867-1940

Sheeps, Hogs, and Horses in the Pacific Northwest

Description: This bulletin gives a broad overview of the livestock industry in the Pacific Northwest with respect to sheep and hogs; there is also a brief discussion of the horse industry. I. Sheep Husbandry. II. Hog Raising. III. The Horse Industry.
Date: 1900
Creator: French, Hiram T. (Hiram Taylor), b. 1861; Nelson, S. B. (Sofus Bertelsen), 1867-1931 & Withcombe, James

Silver Fox Farming

Description: "The present bulletin furnishes information as to the possibilities of the propagation of silver, or silver-black, foxes and the best methods of conducting the business. The silver-black fox is one of the highest priced of fur-bearers, and hence offers a tempting field for experiment. The business of raising this animal is believed to promise fair if not large returns for skill, experience, and the investment of moderate capital." -- p. 2
Date: 1908
Creator: Osgood, Wilfred Hudson, 1875-1947

Soil Fertility

Description: Report of an address given before the Rich Neck Farmers' Club, of Queen Anne County, Maryland about methods ordinary farmers can use to improve the soil fertility of their lands.
Date: 1906
Creator: Whitney, Milton, 1860-1927

Some Common Disinfectants

Description: "There is much popular misconception as to the value and limitations of the various disinfectants which are sold in this country. For this reason the following very brief description of some of the more common of them has been prepared." -- p. 5. Chemicals discussed include formaldehyde, carbolic acid, cresol, chlorinated lime, and bichloride of mercury.
Date: 1908
Creator: Dorset, M. (Marion)

Soy Beans

Description: "The recent enormous exportations of soy beans and soy-bean meal from Manchuria to Europe would seem to indicate that there is practically an unlimited market for this product. It is now believed that by the selection of proper varieties, of which the number is very large, the soy bean can be profitably grown in practically all parts of the cotton belt as a grain crop." -- p. 2. In addition to discussion of soy bean varieties, the cultivation of soy beans is discussed in relation to their use as hay, pasturage, grain, and animal feeds.
Date: 1909
Creator: Piper, Charles V. (Charles Vancouver), 1867-1926 & Nielsen, H. T. (Harold T.)