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FARM WOMAN'S "PIN
A Well Kep
Notwithstanding the multitude of
;thing8 that crowd upon the farm worn
'an' to be dote, the writer can assign
:her neglect to bee culture for pin
. money to nothing but inertia, assum
ing that she is temporarily fitted for
:the care of bees. If a woman turns
I panicky at the sight of a bee, runs,
flops her apron, and otherwise empha
sizes herself as a target, a bee will be
?ure not to slight her, but see that
jshe gets all that she expects,
j Bees are wonderful little observers
and actively resent the presence of
,a person who acts suspiciously. With
;self control and good nature in moder
ate degree, any woman would be able
?to work among the bees,
j Bees are not only profitable ad
juncts, but are no end of interest (I
mean interesting in a favorable sense).
I know a bee keeper of 25 years' expe
rience in apiculture, and be says bees
grow more interesting to him every
There are many things to be said
lin favor tf beekeeping for women.
;The original outlay need be and
.should be small. She should begin
? with a good swarm in a good modern
.hive, a make that she, after carefully
looking into the comparative advan
tages of hives, has decided to use ex
clusively in her apiary. She should
increase her colonies slowly, only as
her actual profits on her first swarm
Justifies. This will prevent expen
sive mistakes, possibly failure and
that worrie^ beling that attends a
white elephant on one's hands.
DIBBLES FOR USE IN GARDEN I
Handy Little Implements for Trans
planting Celery, Cabbage, Cauli
flower and Other Plants.
(By SYLVANUS VAN AKEN. Port
Ewen, N. Y.)
For transplanting such plants as !
celery, cabbage, cauliflower, tomatoes, ?
etc., trowels are often used where !
transplanting machines could not be
used on account of expense. Another
favorite tool is the dibble, which is
used merely to punch a hole in the
soft soil, and then when the plant ia
Popular Styles of Dibbles,
placed to make another hole opposite
the first one and press the earth
against the newly set plant. These
dibbles must be used with great care
in planting bulbs, such as onions, be
cause they are apt to leave a hollow
Bpace beneath the bulb and thus de
feat the very object desired. Often
roots will be sent out from the base
of the bulb and merely hang in a hole
without being able to reach the soil,
and thus aid the bulb in growth; but
for seedling plants which have a
Btraight root there ?B no such danger,
as the soil can readily be pushed
against the root and leave no air
space whatever. The acompanying
cut shows three popular styles of
wooden dibbles, which anyone can
How to Break Up Brooding.
The best and quickest method of
breaking up broody hens ls to build
cage entirely of laths, without any
solid floor to lt, and hang or fasten
the cage up outdoors where the air
can pass through it A hen treated
In this way will be broken from set
ting in a very few days and it 1B not
ecessary to deprive her of food or
water nor to nearly drown her in a
tub of water, as is done too often.
Broody hens should not be starved,
but fed all they will eat. Heavy feed
ing starts them laying quickly after
their broodiness has been ended.
Starving them delays egg production
Returns From Good Seed Bed.
There are very few farms on which
additional labor expended in prepar
ing seed bed would not yield hand
ome returns. It coats but 15 cents
per acre to harrow land, and about
cents per acre to disk land. For
land can be double disked and
harrowed twice. One bushel of wheat
barley, two bushels of corn or one
half bushel of flax Increase per acre
will pay for this extra work.
MONEY FROM BEES
Other advantages in apiculture,
aside from the profits, are the health
fulness of the outdoor work, the recre
ative value due to the absorbing in
terest of working with the bees, the
Interval of four to six months in the
year when one can pack away the
problems to hibernate when one can
loosen her tether and find new spheres
iu which to refresh mind and spirit in
the already refreshed body. To eluci
date this last point, work with the
bees calls one outdoors only in the nice
weather, in the pleasanter seven or
eight months of the year; when bad
winter months approach the bees are
packed away until spring. One is more
likely to appre-iate this feature when,
like the writer, she has tended poul
try two years, poultry which insist on
prompt meals 366 days in a year and
unending attention in many other
Bee keeping is an Interesting and
profitable Bide line fer many women
today, but as yet, few are supporting
families on their apiaries.
Let the beginner remember to start
in a small way, start right, and in
crease slowly. Let her read 6ome
good bee literature before buying
hives or swarms, so that she can in
form herself as to the best to get.
She should have all the hives uniform
so that she can readily transfer a
frame of ' rood, for instance, from one
hive to any other hive. Of course if
she ls going to have them all alike,
it is important that she begin with
the best kind.
SERIOUS INSECT CORN PEST
"Bud-Worm" Eats ' Roots and Kills
Bud In Young Plant-Rotation
le Best Way to Control.
There is a great deal of confusion
In regard to this name "bud-worm."
Most farmers use it in referring to
the southern corn root-worm. This
is also sometimes known as the
"spiker" or "drill-worm.-" I have
heard fanners call lt all of these
names. It is the small white or yel
lowiBh-whlte worm with black head
that eatB the roots and kills the bud
in youn;j corn-usually before the corn
1B more than six or eight inches high.
This insect is probably the most
! serious insect pest of corn in the early
spring. We cannot reach this insect
with poisons, so that where this pest
is serious we must resort to farming
methods to control iL It is usually
more serious on bottom land, especial
ly when ihe corn is planted early.
If the planting is delayed until May,
most of the adult beetles have laid
their eggs and the damage is not
great Some farmers make it a prac
tice to plant much more corn than is
necessary so as to get a good stand
in spite of these insects.
The damage ie thus distributed and
it is easier and cheaper to thin out
the corn than to replant. It is said
that proper rotation is the easiest way
to control this pest. Cotton, sweet
potatoes, peanuts, garden vegetables
except beans and cucurbits, and prob
ably the small grains are not injured
by this insect so that it ought to al
ways be easy to plan a rotation in
which corn can follow Borne of these
The demand for high-class mutton
is rapidly Increasing.
Be careful about the man who han
dles and cares for the colts.
In order to have good-sized sheep
grow them rapidly while young.
Which class of horses are you rais
ing, the profit-killer or the profit
The colts and unused horses should
spend most of each pleasant day in
Planting an orchard is like deposit
ing money in a savings bank; you get
simple and compound interest.
Applications of manure should not
be made near the time of planting
trees unless it be thoroughly rotted.
How to feed and finish hogs for
market is a Bcience, a knowledge of
which ?B of great value to hog rais
Remember the limited capacity of
the bog's digestive apparatus and
form his concentrated rations accord
lt is always best to order the vege
table seeds early to insure prompt de
livery and get such variety as are
COVENANT IN SOD
Real Significance of Fact That
ls Conveyed in Stone Point- j
Jacob left such a stone at Bethell
It was a witness to the fact that tu
soul had been deeply consious of the
presence, the forgiveness, the call, and
the protection of God, and had entered!
into a covenant with him. In tb3t|
stone pointing upward Jacob bad al
ready begun to be a blessing to all
the families of the earth. If all thei
church towers and spirea in Christen
dom were gathered into a sky-line*
what a reaching heavenward of human!
aspiration they would reveal. That ld -
what they are: stones pointing up
ward, and bearing witness to the up-j
ward reach of the soul of man.
In many places throughout the land!
there are pointe where humanity gath-*
ers and looks out toward the greatest.1
natural beauty that appears in the dts-i
tance. There is Cliff House at Sanj
Francisco; there are observation*
points at Niagara; there-are "inspira-'
tion points" in the great mountain re
gions; there are the ocean piers atl
seaside resorts; places that-stand asi
witnesses to the impulse that human-'
ity has to admire and get as near aa
possible to the beautiful. So are the
church spires witness to the fact that;
souls of men are athirst for God.
They mark the places where meni
gather to give their souls a chancel
to look heavenward.
Have Special Drawing Power.
And these points have a drawing!
power. They draw people to them,,
until towns and cities and business,
and commerce have been built upi
about them. They draw until high
ways of travel are opened to them,
as centers. They multiply the value,
of real estate. Travelers are glad to
pay special prices for the privilege of
being near these drawing points. The.
stones pointing upward have the same
power. Church spires draw buildings
up in the air. Sky-scrapers are not
to be found except where church
spires point downward. Where these
are lacking men live in huts, and the
comforts of modern Christian civiliza
tion are not to be found. If men
could know -today the places out on
the plains, where church spires would
point heavenward in twenty-five years
from now, they would rush there to
day to buy land. The points in
heathen lands where missionaries go
to preach the everlasting gospel, are
the places that will be the great cen
ters o? influence lu the years to come.
Business, commerce, manufactures, all
things flourish in the light of the
gospel of peace.
It is in the consciousness of God
that the soul of man develops. It is
in the light of God's truth that man
grows a conscience and a character.
And where theae develop everything
else prospers. Christianity is the
most practical thing In the world to
day. It blesses everything that lt
lt, is a great thing to go out into
a land that lies in darkness of ignor
ance and superstition, and plant even
a single stone that shall direct the
gaze and the thought of the people
to God. How little did Jacob realize
how much the world wonM hear of
the Btone that he set up at Bethel.
Let us claim God's promise too, and
set the stones that voice the aspira
tions of the soul of man, until all the
families of the earth shall be blessed
in us.-United Presbyterian.
GOC'E Promise to Mankind.
"For the Lord God is a sun and a
shield; the Lord will give grace and
glory; no good thing will he withhold
from them that walk uprightly."-Ps.
This is the Christian's great prom
ise in the day of disappointment; for
disappointment will come in greater
or less degree, to every one who has
to go through God's discipline on the
way to God's Kingdom of Glory. Many
things which seem good will God with
hold-even as a father withholds peri
lous things from his little child's
grasp. Mi)..h seems to us good that
ip not good, or at least, not good for
us. Many things seem to us to be
of evil which are good, and are there
fore sent to us. Let us place full trust
in his windora, and in his love. who.
whatever he withholds does not with
hold the beBt things, even "grace and
glory." When he sees flt to disap
point our hopes pnd to deny us some
thing on which out affections have been
earnestly set, let us ask him to give
us such a sight of those higher bless
ings wblch be has not withheld that
our minds may rise in faith and
love to the fuii belief that if the good
we desired had really been good for us
he would have bestowed lt upon us,
since he bestows better things.
Morning With God. .!
Arise very early in the morning and
spend an hour in the study and affir
mation of noble and exalted thoughts
that relate your soul to divinity. Then
pray to the radiant sun of wisdom
for the light of love divine and you
will feel that your mind is lifted up
and exalted into a higher state of con
sciousness. A? you thus abide in
communion with the father-motfier
the positive heart of the universal
mind-you will realize that your pray
ers and aspirations have opened au in
terior door and your soul is being fed
on the manna of heaven PO that its
potential life is made substantial and
vital, and all through the day you will
feel the happy effects of this early
morning talk with God.-Edward De
Voe, in Nautilus.
They love least that let men know
their love.-Shakespeare. /