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INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE.
It is a good thing to use n large amount
of common tense in onv application of
advice which we rend or hear in regard
to the care of fowls. Now everybody
who keeps only ;i few hens, common or
otherwise, is apt to think he knows a
good deal more about their culture than
he actually does know, and be is almost
always ready to impart this knowledge
(?) to any othere engaged In the same
pursuit. If you arc. a constant reader of
poultry papers which publish all the
latest news about the way to raise poul
try, and especially if you have really
acquired a good deal of knowledge ou
the subject, this becomes very exasper
ating, and your Impatience is hard to re
strain at times.
One of my neighbors has a flock of
common fowls— seventy hens and three
cocks, which are allowed to run all to
gether. They run all over the farm at
this season of the year, lay in the barn
or under it, among the bushes or in the
chicken house— wherever they like. The
eggs are sometimes fertile, sometimes
th'-y are not. The chicken house (only
one) is generally filthy, and the hens half
the time are almost eaten up with lice.
lie says he thinks common fowls are
gond enough for him; he gels just as
many esgs, perhaps more, than those
who have thoroughbred stock. And so
it, goes. He doesn't know very much
about it, and doesn't seem to want to
know anything more—probably thinks
there is not much more to know. They
never had a poultry paper in the house;
they cannot afford it.
An estimable litdy of my acquaintance
on being asked if she subscribed for a
poultry paper, replied with n supercili
ous toss of ber bead, "O, I have a cart
load of poultry reading at home which I
brought with me from the east about
three years ago. A neighbor of hers in
formed me, however, thai she wasalwnvs
anxious ebOUgh to borrow her paper a.-1
soon as it arrived each mouth.
A lady told me that she read that
parched wheat was good to feed for eggs,
so she tried it for awhile and the first
thing s'lie knew she had a lot of sich
fowls on her hands and did not get an
egg for over three months. Parched
wheat is good if fed in the evening not
oflener than twice a week. Too much
of a good thing is as bad as a bad thing.
We must all use some discretion.
f_A water cooler lo set over v pitcher 0
a goblet may be made by inserting an
iuterlininjf of cork into a bigb Turkish
fez. Of COUrte, il must be taken to
pieces and re-made, iiui the result, when
accomplished, will be found to be very
like those coolers imported from India.
Poultry men who study their Hocks can
easily tell the ones Unit lay tlie mo.it esrgt.
If they wet only the eggl of ibe mosl
prolific they will soon build up a fIoCK
remarkable in this particular.
FUN OF VARIOUS KINDS.
Some New; Somo Old.
An old farmer went into a country alow
in the village, and lifting his hat and
aoratchiog his head \vit!> the sama hand,
said to the clerk, who was trying to imoke
a oigarettn; "I'm a-lookiu" for hosa col
"We keep them, sir," replied the olerk.
'•Much obleeged," said the old man leay
ing the store; "guess I'll go over ter t'uther
store. He sells his'n," and ho went across
the road, but soon came out smiling, with a
"hoaa liar" hang upon each arm.—Courier-
Waiter—De usual steak, sah?
Regulnr customerNo; I'm tired to-night.
Bring me a plate of hash.--Indianapolis
She—l'll never marry a man whose fortune
hasn't at least five ciphers in it.
He(t!Xiiltingly)--Oh, darling, minus's all
Statute— When I was a child my nurse
made me terribly afraid of the dirk, and I've
never quite gotten over it.
Ethel Knox—l wondered why you waited
for daylight to go home. — Harper's Bazar.
The sou of a Kentucky congressman was
looking over a tine map of Africa in his fath
'•What is this big place, pop," he asked,
pointing out the desert of Sahara.
"That's a desert, my son."
"What's a desert?"
"It's a vast area of sandy country where
there is no water."
"And what's these spots on it?" continued
the boy, running his fingers over the map.
'•Those are oases."
"And what's oases?"
"They are pleasant land where everything
glows, and where the traveler can get all to
drink he wants."
The boy studied them a moment.
"Why don't they call'em Kentucky, pop?"
he inquired seriously, and the M. C .won
dered why himself.
In packing butter or canned fruit foT
moving, slip a rubber band over the
body of them.
sift a übleapoonful of pulyerized sugar
over the top oj two-crust pies before
baking, and sec how delicious it ni-ikes
Steel knives or other articles which
liiive become nisi}- should be rubbed
with a lit tip sweet oil, then left for a day
or two in a dry pUce, and then rubbed
with finely powdered, unpacked lime
until every vestige of the rust dm disap
peared, and kept in a dry place wrapped
up iv a bit of flannel.
For the largest and best assortment <>
stationery, scbool Bupplies, newspapers,
pei iodicala and magHzinfs, athletic goods,
guns :m<l ammunition, cigars and fancy
tobaccocs, go i > MooreA Moore, the sta
tion) r-\ Yakima ayenup, two doors nbove
second ktreet, North Yakima.
Tt soil anything: hones, breeding itock,
poultry, produce, ■ little advertisement in Thk
Ranch wll] Ijea »ure Lelper. Three lines, four
insertions, fur fl. A larger space and longer
t iir «.* at proportionate rates.
Waul ads., Kent ads., Rellnquiihment ads.,
Bstray ads., Help Wanted ads.,—for all those
The Hanoi is especially adapted.
MAN AND WIPE WANT EMPLOYMENT
Dii farm. No children. Man can milk
and understands farm work. Womanhood cook
and housekeeper. Address w. !'... ttanoh office,
North Yakima. Wash,
\\" \NTKI> TO RENT, with privilege of buy
\y ing: A 5 to lit acre ranch on high
bench land within 2 t<> ■; milei of N'or.b YuJcima.
\ddress, XXX. care The Ranch.
Man AND WIFE, without children, wanted
(in a farm near North Yaktma. Must
have liH'l experionoe In fruit culture. Refer
ences required. Address A. 8.C., care of Thi
,1. If, NEWMAN,
w. r.. .kinks,
JONES & NEWMAN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Kooms ! mid B over First national bunk.
,T. B, BIAVIB.
RE AVIS & MILROY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
gDoclal attention to land office bnaineu. North
WILLIAM A. HASTINGS,
Hold ot Porcelain Crown and Hrldgework ■ spec
ialty. Office room 9 Dudley block.
CIVIL B NGIX KER AND SUR V BYO R
Plans and upeclflcations for engineering and
arc Itectural work, City, county and township
maps. Syndicate block, North Yakima,
\v. \v. MoUobmtck, M. 1)., at the old office,
Esbelman block, Nor'h Yakima, Washington.
P. FRANK, M. D.,,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Deulsoher Awt. Office over Plr«1 National
Bank, North Yuklma, Washington.
WM. HERING, Propr.
ROOMS WELL FURNISHED,
Rates to suit the times. $1.00 to f1.50 per
day. Single Mtnls, 25 cents.
Cor. Riverside Aye. and Lincoln Street.
Free 'bus to and front all trains.
H. B. MU.KOY