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drngist Buy a bottle today.
THREE BROTHERS, ttartiog
fora trip ?round the world, will dispose
of their two Five Passenger Automobile?,
one Seven Passenger Car, and one 20 H.
P. Model 190S Runabout, ata Big Bargain.
Three little used, ona new, all first-class
condition. Address WALKER, 1605
Candler Building, Atlanta. Gs.
Do Yon Love Your
Then protect it from thc dan
gers erf croup to which every
chM is subject. Keep
in TOUT home all the time, tien you're
Teady for the sudden attacks of croup
and colds. Neglect may cost you the
life of ytmz child. It's safest to be
CHI jaar guard.
Dr. D. Jayne's Ebener fm* nt t? the
best remedy known for croup; it ?ires
Said cccrgcvhzre tn ihres size battles
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OLD DOMINION NUB3EEIE?.
Kentlyn tais Papar. RIC t? MOND. VA.
\ Pert Paragraphs.
. IFrendship is the wine of life.
Eaira bread is soon forgotten.
J Jjlraud lurks in loose generalities.
J^L little hird wants but a little nesL
v ^My poverty, not my will, consents.
Envy shoots at others and wounds
A man without religion is like a
horse without a bridle.
Falsehood borders so close upon
truth that a wise man should not
trust himself too near the precipice.
His worst enemies do not deny that
he fias the qualities to make a crack
ing ex-President.-Richmond Times
The difference between a man and
a woman is she can be right without
a reason and he can be wrong with
?ne.-New York Press.
P?r Women-Lyd?a E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound
Koah, Ky. - "I was passing through
the Change of Life and suffered from
"Lydia E. Pink
Compound made me
well and strong, so
that I can do ali my
housework, and at
tend to the store
and post-office, and
If eel muchyounger
than I really am.
_ _J "Lydia E. Pink
bam's Vegetable Compound is the most
successful remedy for all kinds of
female troubles, and I feel that X can
never praise it enough. **-MES. Lizzie
EOLIAND, Noah. Ky.
TheChangeof Life is themostcrltical
period af a. woman's existence, am*
neglect of health at this time invites
disease and pain.
Women everywhere should remember
that there is no other remedy known to
medicine that will so successfully carry
"Women through this trying period as
Lydia K Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound, made from native roots and
I*or 30 years it has been curing
women from the worst forma of female
ills-inflammation, ulceration, dis
its, fibroid tumors, ir-egulari
periodic pains, backache, and
If yon would like special advice
about your case write a confiden
tial letter to Mrs. Pfofcbam, at
Lynn, Mass. Her advice ls free,
And. always helpfuL
C., C. & O to Be a Through Route.
Aa interesting story concerning the
road, recently built from Spruce Pine,
Mitchell county, to Bostic, Cleveland
county, N. C., has reached "Washing
ton by way of West Virginia. It is
now said that the owners of this road
will control a through line from To
ledo, 0., on Lake Erie, to Charleston,,
S. C., r.nd will haul coal from the
coal fields of Virginia, West Virginia,
and Kentucky for the country along
the South Atlantic coast, the Gulf of
J??xico and Panama, and will bring
back iron ore from Cuba. It will be
recalled by newspaper readers in Vir
ginia, North Carolina and elsewhere
that millions of dollars were sepnt in
building the South and Western Rail
road from Spruce Pine to Marion,
across the Blue Ridge mountains, at
MeKinnev's Gap, grading one of the
best ror.dbeds and putting down one
of the most serviceable tracks in the
country, and that, just before its com
pletion it was renamed the Carolina,
Clinchfield & Ohio. Within the hist
few weeks thc road has been extend
ed to Bostic. At Marion thc Caro
lina, Clinchfield & Ohio connects
With the Knoxville-Salisbury line of
the Sou'.hera Railway, and at Bostic
with the Carolina Central division of
the Seaboard Air Line, which runs
from Rutherfoi'dton to Wilmington.
From Bestie the line will be continu
ed to Spartanbnrg, S. C.. where first
class connections for Charleston will
be made.-H. E.' C. Bryant in Char
Here and There.
Fraud requires delay and intervals
The dog has no aversion to a peor
No one delights more in revenge
than a woman.-Journal.
A handsome woman pleases the eye,
but a good woman tho heart.
A knowledge of the way is a good
part of the journey.-Spanish.
JJow'a This? \
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward
for any case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHEXEY & Co., Toledo.0.
Wo, the undersigned, have known F. J.
Cheney ?Sr the last 15 years, and believe
him perf-jctly honorable in all business
ri-ansactious and financially able to carry
out any obligations made bv hie ;irra.
WAU>INO, KIXXA.V & MARVLV, Whole
sale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, act?
ingdirectlr upon the Wood and mucuoussur
fuces of the system. Testimonial? sent free,
l?rice, 75c. per bottle. Sold by all Druggists.
Take Edi's Family Pills for constipation.
When President Taft says he is an
optimist it is easy to believe him. 'A
man with that kind of smile couldn't
be anything else.-Philadelphia Press.
A Cough, Cold or Sore Throat re
quires Immediate attention. Brown's
Bronchial Troches alwaye. give relief.
In boxes 25 cents. Samples malled free.
John I. Brown & Son, Boston, Mass,
He who swears distrusts his own
words-Latin. So. 12,'09.
Mr?.Winslow's Soothing Syrup for Children
teething, softens the guinn, reduces inflamm*.
?iuo, allay?rpain, cures wind colic.25c a bott]?
Honor can't bear patching.-Irish.
mother from Colds,-. Heat, Stomach or
T?ervous Troubles, Capudlne -will relieve you.
It's liquid-pleasant to take-acts immedi
ately. Tr.r lt. 10c.. 25c and 60c at dru*
He who knows little soon tells it.
SEW STRENGTH FOB WOMEN'S
Women who suffer with backache,
bearing down pain, dizziness and that
constant dull, tired
feeling, will find
comfort in the ad
vice of Mrs. James
T. WrlgLt, of 519
Easton, Md., who
saysi "My back was
in a very bad way,
and when not painful
was so weak lt felt
as 1 broken. A friend urged me to
try Doan's Kidney Pills, which I did,
and they helped me from the Btart.
It made me feel like a new woman,
and soon ? was doing my work the
same as ever."
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Foster-Miflmrn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Fools will always ask what time it
is, but the wise know their time.
Kepema on Free,
Edgar Sorii.i?s,~ lio., July IB. IMS.
Bhuptrine Company, Savannah. Ga.
. Dear Sir:-I have used your Tetterin?
?nd received great benefit from the usa
c. same. Tho eczema on my race us
ually appears in the spring and youi
salve always helps lt. I find no othei
preparation but Tetterlne and find rt su
perior to any on the market
Respectfully, Elsie M. Judevine.
Tetterlne cures Eczema, Tetter, Ring
Worm, Ground Itch, Itching Pilos, In
fant's Sore Head, Pimples. Boils, Rough
Scaly Patches on the Face, Old Itching
Sores, Dandruff. Cankered Scalp, Bun
ions. Corns, Chilblains and every form ol
Skin Disease. Tetterlne 50c; Tetterlne
Soap ?5c Your druggist, or by mall from
the manufacturer, The Shuptrine Co.,
Savannah. Ga. '
A friend's faults should be known
but not abhorred.-Portuguese.
Piles Cured In 6 to J 4 Days.
Paro Ointment is guaranteed to cure any
ca-eot itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding
Piles in 6 to 14 days or money refunded. fiOc.
For want, of a nail the shoe was
Itch eoTiid in 30 minutes by Woolford'!
Sanitary Lotion. Never fails. At druggist?.
One door never shuts, but another
CimC?R? CURED HIS ECZEMA.
Humor Came on LcgB and Ankles
Could Not Wear Shoes Because
of Dad Scating and Itching.
"I have been successfully cured of dry
eczema. I was inspecting the removal of
noxious weeds from the edge of a river and
was constantly in the dust from the weeds.
At night 1 cleaned my limbs but felt a
prickly sensation. I paid no attention to it
for two years but 1 noticed a Bcum on my
legs like fish Beales. I did not attend to it
until it came to be too itchy and sore and
began getting two running Bores. My
ankles were all sore and scabby and I could
not wear shoes. I had to use carpet and
felt slippers, for weeks. I got a cake of the
Cuticura Soap and some Cuticura Oint
ment. In leis than ten days I could put
on my boots and hi ICBS than three weeks
I was free from the confounded itching.
Capt. G. P. Bliss, Chief of Police, Morris,
Manitoba, Mar. 20, '07, and Sept. 24, '08."
Potter Drug &, Chem. Corp., Sole Props,
ol Cuticura P.emedi'Sfl, Boston, Mass,
As Street Car Conductors.
Buring the latest street railway
strike in Sydney, Australia, many
students of the university became
motormen for the time, and a corps
of society women under the leader
ship of Mrs. Gracia Sheldoh^acted as
volunteer conductors.-New York
Plump Women Toko to Saccharine.
Now that certain women high in
society have let it be known they use
saccharine as a substitute for sugar
and to prevent the accumulation of
fat, the use of saccharine may spread
among their imitative sisters. Mrs.
John Jacob Astor a few months ago
dropped saccharine tablets from a
gold case at an afternoon reception,
thereby revealing she was a user of
them. Surely, there is no need for
Mrs. Astor to resort to such things to
preserve her figure! However, the
saccharine habit has fastened upon
plump women. Beginning in Paris,
it has spread to London and Berlin.
Jewelers in this city are showing gold
and silver holders for the tablets.- i
Kew York Press.'
Indiana Woman at Sorbonne.
Miss Florence Haywood, of Indian
apolis, whose book, "The Important
Pictures in the Louvre," has been
the most successful work of its kind
brought out in Paris in many years,
recently gave a lecture on art before I
the Soci?t? des Savants at the Sor
She is a niece of Walter Shirlaw,
a New York City artist. After grad
uation from the Leland Stanford, Jr.,
University, she spent sis'years study
ing in Europe with Lanciani, of
Rome, Grant Allen and John Ruskin.
Miss Haywood lives in the neigh
borhood of the Luxembourg, with her
Candied Orange Peel.
meat or in fruit pudding
reasonably that lt will rei
prepare it now. Cut oran
pulp, or if the rinds of p<
in as good shane as POSE
cover with lightly salted \
At the end of that time
taining a thin syrup mad
two quarts of water. Bo]
pan have a syrup made fr
water, and cook over the
rinds into this thick syru;
on them. Take out, put \
all the syrup that may dri
quite dry put in wide-m
nother, in an old house once owned
by an ancient aristocratic French
family, who made lt the scene of
much magnificence in their day.
New York World.
Suffragettes Pushing Fight.
There is no doubt that the Suffra
gette movement has taken deep root
iu this country. Representatives in
Congress have. been made aware of
this- fact to their ' unrest ot mind.
Women individually and in delega
tions have started on a campaign to
obtain personal pledges to support
the cause on the floor of the House
rwd on the,platform. It is asserted
many Representatives already have
given pledges. If they have done
this in the belief that they never will
be called upon to fulfill their pledges
officially, they are likely to find them
selves in an unpleasant corner. The
leaders of the movement are deter
mined to carry their fight straight to
Washington, and to that end are
pushing work on the great ?i?etition
which, it is hoped, will be ready for
presentation in April. Mrs. Rachel
Foster Avery, one of the most zealous
workers for the cause, is confident
the petition will move the House to
action. Names are being gathered
in all parts of the country, and it is
believed the petition when completed
will include more than 1,000,000
names.-New,. York Press. ..
The Fashion in Veils. :
There is a growing fashion among
the well-known brides to., eliminate
the face veil. It is doubtful whether
this is a pretty or dainty fashion.
There is something quite fitting
about the cloud of tulle over the face
of the maiden as she walks to the
altar, and Its omission as the matron
it is only a symbol, but it Is an
attractive one, and, more than that,
the tulle is quite becoming to the
The veil in the back Is long, al
though it is not necessary for it to
reach quite to the knees.
The front veil is fastened with
pearl-headed pins to a coronet, and
is easily lifted by the maid or matron
of honor who stands next to the
Those who have an heirloom of
lace which they wish to use should
cloud it with tulle. ' It is much pret
tier in this way. The tulle may
be put under it as a foundation and
extend beyond its edges.
Real lace is heavy. It is unbe
coming over the face. It gives
weight to a costume that should sug
gest lightness.-New York Times.
Education by One's Cliildren.
"It is positively stimulating," said
the mother of fifty years of age or
thereabouts, the clever wife of a cler
gyman-people often said of her that
she could write better sermons than
her husband wrote. "Emmaline
takes me so seriously. Since she has
been graduated from college and set
tled down at home to help with the
younger children she looks after my
manners with the most anxious care.
We were going to a big dinner the
other night, quite a novel event for
us quiet folk, and she spent a half
hour beforehand coaching me on the
little up-to-date customs, such as the
use of the extra knives and forks at
the table. I listened with the closest
attention, and then I said: 'Well,
Emmeline, your mother has always
managed to make a respectable ap
her to do somewhere near the right
"You say you took her coaching
seriously, but in reality you took it
as a joke," remonstrated the other
woman; it was just after they had
finished the hour of reading together
which they kept up during the winter
weeks. "Our children are our most
severe critics. And especially with
as young children as mine-the old
! est girl is only fourteen-there is a
great deal of their comment that a
woman may well take conscientiously
to heart. For instance, in matters of
truth telling. We, all of us older
people, slip into the conventional
falsehood habit and the polite excuse
habit-they are the. easiest of sins.
But, frankly, Harriet has almost
cured me of these habits by bursting
out, almost before the door has closed
upon some visitor: 'Mother Harwood,
you told a wrong story then.' "
"The society fib is not my chief be
setting sin; in fact, according to my
college graduate daughter, I am too
plainly outspoken. She would like
to have me add polite lying to my
short list of social accomplishments."
"I suppose all these critical tend
encies, the one way or the other, on
the part of our children, come into
our development," was the cheerful
response. "You know Herbert Spen
cer says the last stage in the mental
development of each man and woman
is to be reached only through the
proper discharge of the parental du
ties. I am sure he considered accept
ing our children's corrections as dis
charging our''parental duties. Now
I must hurry home," she added, "for
if I am five minutes late Harriet will
say reprovingly, 'Mother, dear, you
promised to be here at a quarter be
fore five to help me with my French
lesson.' "-New York Tribune.
-This is so nice to use with mince
is, and it can be made at home so
>ay the housewife if she has time to
iges in halves and scoop out all the
eeled oranges are to be used, keep
iible. Put the rinds Into a basin,
irater and let them soak for a week,
drain and put into a stewpan con
e with two pounds sugar to every
II half an hour. In another sauce
om two pounds sugar and a cup of
fire until a thick syrup. Put the
p and cook until the sugar candies
sn a sieve laid on a platter to save
p and dry in a coolish oven. When
louthed bottles or glass cans and
That charming fashion of thread
ing soft ribbon through the hair and
tying it just where the knot may most
advantageously be placed, is rather
more prevalent than usual again now,
and tulle is also used in the same
manner upon a head running over
Girls are not wearing flowers in
their hair so much as was formerly
the custom, but the classical looking
ones, with their regular features, soft
and radiant with youth and health,
look bewitching in Greek filets and
the Empire wreath made of gold or
silver leaves. Straight bands of met
al are also sold, with stones or left
entirely devoid of ornament.
Lace flowers veined and edged with
the tiniest possible bugles/and pail
lettes are" exceedingly pretty, and tis
sue ones in gold and silver prove ef
fective indeed. They can be easily
made by the deft of finger at home,
and when mounted upon a neatly cov
ered wire framework, of which the
less that is used the more graceful
the result will be, are guaranteed to
"sit" well upon the coiffure, say?
. The .fancy for colors in neckwear
For good style the long sleeves
should be very close-fitting about the
forearm and wrist.
The combination of satin and fur
is very effective, and both should be
of the same shade.
Gray is always correct for note
paper. The mongram ls placed on
the' left-hand, corner.
Pale-toned gloves are being worn
in Paris more than white ones for
smart afternoon dress.
The mohair seen in the shops is all
the newest shades, and sometimes an
invisible woven figure or stripe.
A dashing neck ruche is made ol
sheer Swiss with red dots and with
the ends of the ruche finished wit?
The entire costume of one material
is nearly always relieved by a yoke
or guimpe of lace, tucked net or
Suit coats aro growing shorter
again, but one sees a great many ol
the fifty-inch separate coats worn
over one-piece dresses.
Some very handsome suit coats for
street wear are of heavy Ottoman
silk, and are particularly smart il
characterized by severe lines.
Do not make your sleeves too close
at the shoulder unless you have a
very shapely arm,"and this you want
to leave to some one else to decide.
The envelope-shaped muff whicb
matches the cloth of the coat in fab
ric and color and is banded with fm
is one pf the popular muffs of the sea
The chosen fabric for children's
party wear is ninon de sole, as fine as
muslin, but with a silken appearance,
and of a transparency sufficient tc
show a backing of color gleaming
To those who will wear them blacfc
veils are ousting those of a color
from favor, and are being seen even
upon millinery of a neutral shade
such as the fashionable taupe and tb?
delicate pearl gray.
For Fancy Work.
The hone or celluloid rings which
are now .used on fancy work are a
great improvement over the brass
ones. These latter rust with damp
ness, and when dull never look well.
Then, too, the new ones do not re
quire the time for covering that is
necessary when the crocheted rings
are used.-New Haven Register.
Odor of Fish.
To remove odor of fish "put a tea
spoonful of mustard in the dish in
which fish has been cooked, partly fill
with warm water, and let stand for a
few minutes," says Woman's Home
Companion. "Scrape and rinse, and
no odor will remain. If the hands
are first rinsed in a little mustard
water, and then washed, ' the disa
greeable odor that remains from
?washing dishes in which fish have
been cooked will at once entirely dis?
To Clean Cut Glass."
Wash glass well in warm soapsuds;
use brush; do not use too hot water,
as it may crack glass. Rub dry in
clean sawdust; after removing glass
from sawdust use a dry, soft brush
and brush glass clean from sawdust;
A good brushing will leave glass
brilliant. For cut glass wine, water
and vinegar bottles cut up raw pota
toes in small dice, put in bottle to
gether with soapsuds, and shake well
until bottle is clean; rinso in cold
water.-New York World.
The Guest Room.
The very simplest guest room that
any one could imagine! The floor
had on it a gray rag carpet. The
walls were covered with a plain gray
paper, and a black molding joined
them to the ceiling. The narrow, old
fashioned woodwork of window and
door sills made streaks of black, in
keeping with the molding above. The
hangings were gray Japanese crepe.
"Many tones of quiet grays," as
said the poet, but they served to
throw into relief odd bits of blue
and yellow Moorish pottery and a
row of blue books. The books were
the point of the whole gray scheme
of things, for the hostess, had covered
them all in blue Holland linen and
had titled the backs on small yellow
pasters.-New York World.
Materials For Dresses. *
A woman with two little girls nev
er wants for materials for new
dresses and coats and bats for the
dolls when birthdays roll around.
This is the reason: She has a box lab
eled "dolls' materials," and into it
go bits of lace and embroidery pieces
of lawn, silk and wool and bits from
feathers and furs. The children nev
er see the box, because things would
not be quite so new to them if they
did. A month before every birthday
the dolls of the children visit their
grandmother, and when the birthday
comes they appear in newly washed
and ironed and patched and mended
outfits. The work is done for birth
days rather than Christmas, because
there is more time, and only one set
of dolls to fix up at one time.-New
The Bath Room.
If possible the bath room should
be fitted with tiled dadoes; where
the expense is too great a sanitary
paper should be employed.
The paint must be enameled, and
the bath itself should be one of those
with a rolled metal edge. It is, I
think, a mistake to enclose a bath in
a wooden case, neither is a ledge ol
polished wood advisable, for it is im
possible to prevent the polish from
becoming scratched and marked.
The floor of the bath room should
be covered with cork carpet. A
square of cork should be provided as
a bath mat, and one of the wooden
boards, which ls made to fit across a
bath on which to put sponges and
soap dishes should not be forgotten.
It saves a considerable amount of
work If there is a fitted wash haud
stand in the bath room, which can be
used by members of a family when
washing their hands before luncheon
-The New Home.
vBNP TIOV TO
Cranberry Jelly. - One quart ot
cranberries, three cups of boiling
water, boil rapidly twenty minutes
and sift thoroughly. Boil again five
minutes with two large cups of su
gar. Pour into mold and let stand
Fruit Cake.-Two cups molasses,
two cups sugar, three eggs, one cup
sour cream, one teaspoon soda, six
cups flour, one pound raisins, one
pound currants, one-half pound cit
ron, one teaspoon all kinds of spice.
This makes two loaves.
Excellent Pic Crust.-Four cups of
flour, one-quarter teaspoonful of so
da, one-half teaspoonful of cream tar
tar, one teaspoonful of salt, one ta
blespoonful of sugar, ono rounding
cup of lard. Rub together uutil
thoroughly mixed. This dry mixture
will keep for weeks In a cool, dry
Cranberry Fritters.-Eeat one egg
till foamy, then stir into it one and a
half cups milk, one tablespoon sugar,
one tablespoon of baking powder,
sifted with one cup flour. Mix well
and stir in one cup cranberry sauce.
Drop in spoonfuls on a hot buttered
griddle and serve at once wi'Ji butter
and powdered sugar.
Puritan Johnny Cake. - Mix one
cup of sifted bread flour, one-half
cupful ot yellow granulated corn
meal, two level teaspoonfuls of bak
ing powder, one-half level teaspoon
ful of salt and one round teaspoonful
of sugar, stir in one cupful of milk,
one well beaten egg and two table
spoonfuls of melted butter or lard;
beat it thoroughly and turn into
greased muffin pans and bake in a
quick oven about twenty minutes.
Turnip For Chicken.
'A good sized turnip cut in half
?nd nailed to a board will furnish
entertainment and food for a flock
of hens for half a day. Another
good way to keep the hens busy in
cold weather is to fasten a beet or
carrot or other root from the cef'ng
of the hen house by a string, having
lt just high enough so that the hens
will have to jump for it.-Farmers'
For horses fagged out after a tiring
Journey, there is no safer nor better
tonic than a uwhite drink," made by
stirring in a bucket of water a pint of
oatmeal off which the chill has been
taken. White drinks of this kind arc
not only good thirst quenchers, but
.they also seem to act as a restorative
and are found very effective in en
abling animals to regain ? strength
lost through illness or severe exer
Sulphur For Sheep.
Hot baths, made by putting sulphur
in water, are a specific for scab In
sheep. Scab is very infectious, and
any sheep having it should be kept by
itself. The bath will need to be re
peated at intervals of one or two
days, for at least three times, in order
to destroy germs .that were not ad
vanced enough for the first applica
tion to kill. The Australian sheep
growers have succeeded in eradicating
scab from their country. Nov; every
sheep brought to Australia has to
submit to the bath once .to destroy
possible germs that have not become
Useful For Feeding Hogs.
A number of breeders use a crate
for handling hogs and find it a very
useful article. It should be made as
lighi and strong as possible, two by
two inch posts and- one by four inch
white pine strips being used. The
most useful size is fifty-four inches
long, thirty inches high and sixteen
inches wide, inside measurements.
The bottom is made one inch smaller
each way than the inside measure
ment in order to allow the crate to
slip down over it. Two pieces of
half-inch'gas pipe twenty-four inches
long can then be slipped through the
holes in the lower side pieces, which
will hold the bottom up and also
serve as handles when lifting it.
After the crate is finished keep it
in the yard where the hogs will get
used to it, and when you want to
pick out a hog place the bottom of
the crate where it will be handy;
Crate For Handling Hogs.
then pick up the crate, with the right
hand holding the upper crosspiece,
and the left hand holding a side slat
near the opposite end, and after you
have thc "swing,of it" approach the
hog from tho rear and a little to the
left side and pitch the crate length
wise over him, letting go with the
left hand, that the front end may
strike the earth first.
Hold last with the right hand and
pull the crate backward, and you will
find that you can in this manner take
the. hog anywhere you choose. Do
not speak, and keep out o sight of
the hog as much as possible.. Do not
try to hold the crate still or" to back
him on the bottom of the crate until
he quiets down a little. You will be
surprised to see how quiet he will
become after he has walked backward
a few rods. To put him into another
crate or through a door, says the
Twentieth Century Farmer, raise the
front end a little, and he will go in
like a shot.
It is very early to talk about broil
ers, but it is a subject that requires
forethought. During March, April
and May there is a demand for chicks
weighing from oue and a half to two
pounds that greatly exceeds the avail
Chicks hatched during January and
February so that they may be mar
keted in ten or twelve weeks are the
ones that bring the high prices in the
broiler markets-often from fifty to
seventy-five cents apiece, so there is
good money in the business if one is
prepared for it. What is most neces
sary is an incubator to hatch the eggs,
a brooder to raise the chicks, and a
brooder house to accommodate their
increased size after the first few
This is a good work for the farmer,
because it comes at a time when the
farm work consists mainly of choras.
Try your hand at it this spriug; not
too extensively at first until you get
a little experience, but once that is
acquired the business may safely be
developed to almost any proportions,
for there is no danger of an oversup
Closely yarded hens require succu
lent fod. If you throw au apple into
the pen to a flock of hens that have
been closely confined and fed on grain
alone, you will observe how quickly
they will eat it. These same .hens,
if turned loose into an orchard, after
a few days would not touch an apple,
though the fruit might be very plen
tiful. An apple, as well as other
kinds of greeu food, is a luxury to
fowls only when they are closely
yarded or housed and fed principally
There is little nutriment in apples,
cabbage, potatoes and other green
foods, but they serve as a succulent
and change of diet, and for this are
a great help. Clover and alfalfa
stand at the head of all green stuff
for hens, but even with this some
vegetables may be given to advan
tage. Grain alone for hens, even if
it were best, makes an expensive ra
tion these times, and the aims of the
poultry farmer should be to utilize a3
much of the waste of the farm and
house as possible.
In getting a good yield of eggs the
main factors are fresh cut bone 'and
meat, clover and vegetables, a dry,
comfortable house and plenty of exer
cise.-Farmers' Home Journal.
The Bone Grinder.
It is surprising that every farmer
that has fowls should not also have
a bone grinder. Perhaps the main1
reason is undoubtedly because the
farmer does not understand the many
advantages there are in having such
a' machine, because I have never
heard of any one who gave the bone
grinder a fair trial that was dissatis
fied with the investment?
Bones cannot be utilized without
being ground, and they contain a
large quantity of very valuable food
ingredients that go to make cut bone
one of the very best substances that
can possibly be fed to induce quick
growth in chicks or heavy egg-produc
tion among hens. Bones contain
much lime, which is a necessity to the
fowl dropping a large number of eggs
during the year. They also contain
valuable nitrogen and phosphorus,
which elements are not found in very
large quantities in many other feeds.
So, altogether, green cut bone is well
nigh indispensable, to the pouLtry
keeper who understands its feeding
Many rich bones are wasted every
year on the average farm, .and this,
condition really should never exist.
The manurial value of bones also is.
considerable and made thoroughly,!
available after being used by fowls.
Trees Protect From Lightning.
It has been said that all pointed ob
jects, such as leaves of trees and
blades of grass tend .to equalize the'
electricity in the earth and the atmos
phere . If this theory is true, it would'
seem that it would be wise to plant
plenty of trees about our premises,
to act as protectors from lightning..
It would also seem that trees with'
many sharp points, like the ever
greens, would be better than our com?
mon deciduous trees.
I never saw an evergreen that.had.
been struck by lightning, nor a beech,,
nor sugar pine, nor sugar tree, nor'
any fruit tree, such as the apple and1
pear; but I have seen locust, walnut,
oak, hickory, yellow poplar, maple,,
ash and a few other kinds that had!
been struck. It is said that in India
there is a tree that is never struck;,
by lightning, and the natives fly to it'
in time of storms for protection, j
This is a matter of no small im
portance, and if everyone-who has
made any special study along thia:
line would give the results of his ob
servations to the readers, of the
Farmer it might be the means of sav
ing lives and property from destruc
tion.-B. S. C.
We trust that some attention will:
be paid .to this suggestion. There ls
DO doubt something, in it. The writer [
speaks of the sugar tree as being ox
empt from lightning, while the maple
is sometimes struck. What maple
does he refer to? The rock maple or!
hard maple is the sugar tree, as Is
generally understood and is, we be
lieve, sometimes struck by lightning.
How about the elm? Is it ever,
struck? We c?o not recall an instance.'
Planting the Oat Fie/d.
With the oat crop, as with other
small grain crops, the first essential
of success is that the seed bed be in
the best state of tilth. To mi?et these
conditions we believe the best results'
come from fall plowing. On land
that has been plowed the previous
fall, we disk both ways with the disk,
barrow and then harrow lengthwise
and then cornerwise with a spring
tooth harrow. This is done so that
the man who is driving the drill may;
bave a clean field and so that the
harrow ridges will not confuse him
In driving in a straight line.
When grass seed is sown the land
3hould be gone over with a smoothing
harrow, so that all .the fine seed may.
be covered. Many farmers still cling
to the old idea that the field should
be gone over with a roller, but there'
are certain conditions of the soil
when a roller will prove an actual
detriment to the growing crop, and
for that reason we no longer make a
practice of rolling our oat fields.
There is more light and inferior oat
seed sowed than any other variety of
small grain. Poor seed causes low
yields of oats. The actual cost of im
proved seed is very small compared
with the increased yields that come
fror.i its use. By good seed I do not
me&n extremely high priced seed that
:omts from seedsmoa who claim great
yield;, but I mean good, plump,
It is an excellent plan to use one
acre 3f ground to grow seed oats on
each year, and .this crop should be.
kept separate from the main crop and':
used only for seed. Under ordinary;
conditions I think we should change!
seed every four years, for there is no]
srop that will deteriorate faster than?
oats when they are kept on the same
farm year after year. Of course,
proper selection of seed and culture
(viii prevent this. Closely linked
with the question of good seed comes
that of healthy seed. I nave found it
a good plan .to treat all oats that are
?mutty with formalin before sowing.
This kills the smut pores and insures
healthy seed.-W. Milton Kelly, in
Goes to Bed Mad.
When a man comes home at night
his wife pours forth a recital in a
mill stream of all that has happened'
all day. Then she gets a hook, puts
on her bait, and begins to fish to find
out what He has done all day, and
she Never Catches a Thing. Then'
she goes off to bed mad because she
told so much.-Atchison Globe. . ?|