Newspaper Page Text
DER LEETLE YALLER HEN.
I loes to hear min Heinky sing.
Tnd (s. Calve und Semb:-ch.
I Wfes (to hea r dier imoovl ring
Of Mfelba. lomer. Heinrich.
I lofes der leetle Sherman bandt
Vat blays so offul goot.
Dey hunta. der buttons off der kloce
To make dem brass horns toot.
13ut ven it cum to dntitn' fo
Der lectie yaller hln
Can aivays quickly dake der shIne
Off of dem oprey men.
Und von she lay der pig vite egg
Och. mein, shte sing so svet
I dinks she beat der oprey girl
Und bandt out on der street!
C. M. B.
THE EGG FACTORY.
Some believe the egg originates !n
the gizzard, rolls down the Intestinal
trolley, pops out the subway at the
terilinal and the hlen rings up. lullt
on the netumulative policy plan, If this
theory were true. the egg should be
tfiree tines its present size, as the in
testine Is seven feet ong. while the
egg canal is but two.
Hoar the true story:
The egg begins In two cluster-like
ovaries (1). When fully developed. the
yoIk breaks from the ovisnc (2), which
THEl ElOG FACTFORY.
holds1 it to the hunch. slips Ito the
ovIduct (3-G) and, with the germ for
comipany3, begins li journey to the
clonen (ti), the terminal.
Tihis ia a bird's egg view: F"romn 3 to
4 the egg gets the albumnen or white;
fromt 4t to 5, the soft skini: from 5 to 0,
the huardl shell. Sometlies two and
even three yolks enter the oviduct at
once: hence the dioubilo or triple yol k
egg. Little yoikless eggs are ,n sign of
d1isasedl or exhausted ovaries.
TIhat blood clot in the egg Ia not a
germ, but a drop of blood fromt a hem
orrhage In the oviduct. Disenise of pas
snge fronm 4 to S mans e-gs withlout
the skitn: from 5S to II, noe hurd shell.
Thle yolk alone means dilsease of the
entire t'vIidut.t irobaly gangrene.
Enzy breedls. 11ike the Cochtin, tiut
their eggs wiith ehuoiolte. flltds like
the I .eghorns are too busy laying to
bo'thIer with fr-ills tand j ust innanufac
*tile t he puret( whitle tile. T lalf
breeds iad mtonigrels lay thbemn splash
('d or. sptcled't, lopsRidIed or goose
We nre told Itat Philaidelphia atnd
Bost on phongi~ for brown eggs. New
York sernmbl ies for thle ipuro while
globe, atid Chicngo takes it mnixed. Is
this egg-otismn or what ?
Don't get the fita and1( seli :.our breed
ers because they aren't shovitng out
eggs just now. TJhey are*( just lyitng
bnek to muake yout happy wvhen thle big
hatch and1( sale rush are on.
IJon't rorget that New Year's resolu
tion to keep y'our poultry house titoie
tidy. Yes, it Is hard to keep) elenni, but
visitors will have a better opinion of
you, and your htog will pay you back.
Dotn't print yof& Sundhay school ree
ord ont your b)usiness stationery. We
'ifoAW. TefT tid iact Truth fii an egg
Don't umake yourself out a genius o
another fellow's work. When yot
hatch another man's eggs. don't cha ng<
the name until you make t!e stoci
better. Better steal a man's chickem
than his nane.
Don't expect to build up a regulai
trade in hatching eggs if you cheat. A
lug motuth of it mad man stretches v
long way. and you'll find yourself ad
vertised in an awful big space yot
didn't contract for. Poor advertising
medium at a big price.
THE ~WINTER LAYER.
"When eggs in a farming district av
erage 40 eents. what the dickens is the
inatter with the chickens?" inquires
"Fresh eggs 75? The hen must be
deteriorating," remarks the city buyer.
Gentleinen, be polite. It's not the
great American lhen. but the m1ain be
ind the henl, that's lit fault. A he:1
can't lay above her Capacity. It 111at
ters niot how or what is fed. Any old
bunch of fenthers will drop eggs in
wari'm weather, bu t a winter lnyer Is at
brain product. The hen dates back to
Adam, but tjte winter layer Is a mod
ei Invention. You can breed winter
layers and perpetuate an egg strain If
you followi' our plan. The lien is
To start a line of heavy winter lay
ers we selected a perfectly shiped "S.
C. W. Leghorn hen. She wias large.
of strong constitutIon, and her average
wats over 200 eggs a year. This was
in the polar region of Pennsylvan!a.
where the water mains froze up and
the theriometer ranged from 25 to
33 degrees below zero for a Week
at a time. That winter the Clear
field county hens froze lip, but ours
rolled out More eggs. their output
aiways increasing with the price.
Now, we looked around for a male to
match. Ile must be standard bred and
cone from stock that would also lay
at the arctic circle. Ve found him up
near Canada In the largest and most
successful White Leghorn egg plant in
the United States. This is our hlne of
winter layers, and the beautiful hens
sprung from that pair are now work
ing overtime building our bank ac
The hatching season will soon bc
here. lemember these simple points
Breed from the best layers. If lont
bred, buy a male of eqiual or bettel
stra In. Do not mate northern am
I southern stock for winter eggs. Th<
seconid year mate the cock with hb1
daughters and the cockerels with thu
hlens. Do not hatch clicks before th
first vcek In April. as they wvill ruol
in the fall and le done for winter lay
N'ATURE'S EGG FORCE.
Thxereiye on the scratching flooi
Strav litter two feet deep for adull
fowls, ess for youn1g s-tOk. Wmakes :1
good playground. If ioved too easily
mu In a fewv cornstaiks nu piae.
themt around the water vessel to keel
away the straiw.
Now openi the windows; throw i
the gra In: see the fun. It beats har'
gauin -oun aeri entekie, grid Iron scrapingi1
or WVall street scramlies and1( cakewatllt
stunts:. It warms tup the lIidles antl
gives themi good digestion In the wvin
ter itndl saves the ilock I'romn choleri
epidemiesc in the rainy season of warm
or climates. Scratch that down.
AN AUTOMATIC EGG PULLER.
Noon-Wheat, buckwvheat, barlcy or oats.
Noon--WhVte't. buckwheat, barley or oats.
Morning-Wheat, buckwheat, barley or
Cahhage, cut clover or alfalfa ani
grit every day. (Grain maay lie mnixe.
and1( always should be fed in litter
Mash to be cleatned up in fifteen mlin
u tea, except at night, when lhens shoul<
Feed graIn sparingly for break fast
mtore att noon and all they want a
night, Decide ltmuntlly by conaditlot
of liens andt~ fullness of Cr0o). Al way:
keep them hiungr'y in the daytime.
M ash formula: Three parts br'an, tw<
partst cornmeal, two par'ts wheat mid
dlings and 10 per cent bee.f retrup. N
seritp whent feedluig cut bone. Feet
cut bone and cabbage spiariugly a
first. later all, they wvant. For griah
and( mash htopper feeding use sanu
proportions and gratins as here shown.
FEATHERS AND EGGSH-ELLS.
A gold miner in the Yukon has suec
ceeded int haitchinmg chIcks with a tallov
candle. Vi'hey will surely lay goider
This has been the greatest show yea:
in tihe history of poultrydom. T1h<
buirds wvere better, the atterudance wvi:
larger, the prizes were more vitlutabie
and the exhibits wvere more extensiv<
andtt better handled. Congratnulat ion:
'rThe potultry journal with 50,000 eir
culat in is no rare b.ird'. We devou
sixteen a month, and they're all tender
fat and Juicy. Are we tired of poultry
NLtI th wy hev nern IR nn 'rhcI
Zefg knockedy out tne waldor?-.storia
and Dellevue-Stritford long ago.
Tt's one thing to call the American
farmer at hayxeed and show the goo(ls.
These little lieu pen scratchers who are
Riiging ink at the farmer for not ixL.
ing up on hen science remind us of the
elephant and the gnat. "Beg your par
don." said the gnut. "If It's any ineo::.
venience to have me roost on your e:.
I'll desist." "Oh, never mind." repIle I
the olephant. "I didn't know you werte
thero till you spoke."
Mnny poultry associations are made
lip largely of women. Somue of these
have got inventions on scientific p0oul
try appliances. Others hold positions on
journal staffs and have books on the
market. The women In all sections art
exper(s in raixing turkeys. ducks and
chickens. One thing the male per
suasion excels them in-that is. shell
game tactics in trade and fakin.: for
shows. Be holiest once, gentlenen,
and own rp that yon e. li. Bu, with 1l;
Oit rnprfectiois, Wt. love themn weni
t hey're st'!.
I have been ra!iig poultry for
about 15 Years, on a small scale.
I bred Pit Games for a long tinme
and liked theni fair-ly well.
They :'re good workers: in fact,
they work just a little too nm h
fo' the good of any vegt ahies
Or rl:mi; t.:at are Iiar tli house
--ind flving,. they have every
Im I'hine heat has yet been in
venltd. And it takes the chicks
a long ime io get ready for the
I then tried Leghorns and
found them too small, but good
lavers. No better than Barred
Rocks or Wyandottes, however.
I then tietd, in the language
of the Colored boy, a "Duke's
Mixtrv," itud soon became dis
courage(1d. My chicks would
(lie, anod theo. that lived were a
long time getting ready for thc
table or market.
At last I (lecided to try th(
Barred Rocks. I have foum
them to be good layers, as goot
as the Leghorns, early matur
ino, and best all-purpost
bird I have ever tried.
I am also raising some Silver
Laced WyTvalndottes and like
them fine, hut find them hard
to) breed to col(r.
1 umate all of my Ba1rred Roc ks
(ecordingi. to the Felch line sys
temn, anld wvill shortly inst all trap
nests in all my pens. This wvilh
eniablle me to cut all sorry-l aying
hens, and also pedligree all oif
Hoping thait the "PoultryV De
p~ar'tmenlt" of your paper will
be a su1Cca s, and more people
will becomela intereted( in fancy
poultry, and that our fall showv
wvill b)e the best in the counitry,
I am1 your r' iespectfull y,
A. J. BAnsesS,
(Ioldt n Creek Farml,
Easley, R. P. D). 1.
WHilm TO BUY
POULTH'1Y AND EGGS
Purme single' comba Braowun Leghorr s -
I B '-t Liayin~ .stanin in the South. Ri
et iting of M, 1. S. P. McCarty, Pick.
75 Acr'es Wood0( land1 inl
P'i(kenls ('oun ty 0on Eaista-.
too creek1, kniown as Mur-'
Will sell f'or 810O. perI
First coniie, first served.
Aier~isoni, S4. C.
M. C. LONG,
Over Postoffice, Auidersoil, S. C
Practico In all Courts in Sounth (arolinf
THIS IS 'I HE REASONX
$5640. Two miles of Cen
tral. Known as the Watkins
farm. 188 acres. 45 acres
in cultivation. 6o acres in
timber; 40 in pasture; two
houses-7 and 5 rooms res
pectivelv; outLouses. Good
orchard. Will make excel
lent dairy farm. Thirty bales
of cotton can be made on
place if put in proper shape.
$1,200. 78 acres; 25 acres in
cultivation, 35 in timber; bal
ance in meadow and orchard;
7-room house; good stables
and outhouses. This farm
lies in 1 1-2 miles of West
Union, S. C.
$3,250. 200 acres; 9 miles of
Norris, S, C., 4o acres in cul
tivation; ioo acres of origi
nal forest. Good orchard.
Buildings on farm cannot be
replaced for $2,ooo.
$5.ooo. Porter place. Two
miles of Central, S. C.; 224
If the above does not suit y(
what you want and we will fill
Office ovei Pic
Hlow to Get the Greate
It is a well-known
scientific fact that in
order to produce the
very greatest possible ~
yieldl from any soil it 9
must contai.n an actual
excess over and above
all demands that can
possibly be made on it
by the plants.
Many farmers will feed their
stock as much nourishing food
as they can possibly assimi
late, yet wvill starve their crops
on the mistaken notion that
they are "economizing" on fer
tilizer. The experiences of
farmers, government experts,
( ~alists eycry
the fact that
plants, like ani..
mals, ncced the
amount of nour
/ ishment t ha t
they can obtain
if they arc to be
developed to the utmost.
The economy in fertilizers
is not in the amount used but
in the ratio of quality to cost.
Virginia- Carolina Fertilizers
are the best in the
wvorld for the least
money. More than
one million tons were
VHY OUR BUYERS ARE
IT'S UP TO YOU TO
acres; go in cultivation, 75
of timber, '25 acres under
fence for pasture; 3 houses,.
S, 4 and 4 rooms, respective
ly, out-houses and other im
provements essential to a.
good farm; 1-2 bale of cottorm
can be raised on an average
to the acre.
$6oo.oo. Last call. Three
prospective buyers will look.
at property this week. Be
IN THE LINE and get this
2S acre tract which lies near
the Camp Ground.
$850-oo. Arthur Porter place,
4 1-2 miles of Pickens, S.C.,
x5 acres in cultivation, bal
ance in heavy timber. Terms
to suit buyer.
$7oo.oo. Bryson Farm. i-z
mile of Shady Grove church.
135 acres-15 acres in culti
vation, balance in original
foi est; 4-room house and out
buildings. One-third cash.
>u, write us giving an idea as to
kens Drug Co.
at Possible Yield per Acre
sold to Southcrn farm
eslast yer;and every
Syear the demand be
~. The best results in
'p roducinig corn, the
good old stand-by crop'
of the South, follow the
application of 200 to
300 pounds of the right
Fertilizers will greatly "in
creasc your yields per acre"
of-corn or any other crop, even
on poor land-and the most
wvonderful results are produced
through its use on good land.
Write today to the nearest
office of the Vii
pany for a copy *y
of their latest
Year Book or.
of the most valu
able and unprei
tion for planters and farmecrs.
Richmond, Va. Durham, N. C>
Norfolk, v'a. Charleston, S. C.
Colunmbia, s. c. . Baltimore Md.,