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fiOOD RATION FOR FATTENING
Improvement in Quality of Fowls May
Be Had by Using Little Time
Confine in Pen.
Jn*t a little time spent in fattening
birds "will greatly improve their qual
ity. The following ration has been
recommended by the poultry husband
man of the Nebraska college of ag
riculture as being most economical
ior that state, and giving satisfactory
results in fattening chickens: Sixty
per cent cornmeal, 40 per cent low
?raC? flour, 20 per cent wheat mid
dling.". Mix and skim milk to the
consistency of a batter, and feed
morning and night. Starve the birds
for twelve hours previous to their
first feeding. This will sharpen their
appetites. Fatten for two weeks in
a small pen or crate, until ready for
Trifling. This will deprive the fowls of
exercise, and the muscles will become
soft Fatty tissue will be taken on
between the muscle fibers, which will
greatly aid In the cooking process.
Dont kill the bird when the crop is
full. Starve for 24 hours and provide
all the water they will drink. If the
chicken is to be roasted, remove the
crop either with the viscera or by
making an incision next to the spinal
column, where it will not show when
the bird is severed. The cords or ten
dons of the thigh may be easily re
moved by partly severing the shank
at tbe hock joint. Then, after locat
ing the cords by making a lengthwise
incision in the scaly portion of the
leg. fasten the leg securely and pull
steadily until the cords tear loose.
VENTILATION FOR HENHOUSE
Six-Inch Board, With Three-Inch
Strips, May Be Used for Incoming
or Outgoing Current.
Take a six-inch board, nail a three
inch strip on either side and box up
one end. Make a four-inch hole in
siding, near the roof, place boxed end
of trough over the hole on the inside
of building with bent end down and
jfasten by toenailing or with cleats.
says a writer in the Western Farmer.
This is for incoming fresh air. Take
a piece of galvanized iron six inches in
diameter and screw on the outside of ?
lenhouse over one edge of hole. Use
'the ventilator regulator according to
oatside temperature and direction of
.wind. To provide for the release ot' im
pure air use the same device, but re
verse the application, making holes in
the bottom of siding with boxed end of
trough down and bent end up. This
ir?H ventilate without draft.
CHOOSING GRAINS FOR MASH
Best to Have Them Ground About
Same Fineness-Hens Pick Out
Larger Pieces of Corn.
in choosing grains for a dry mash,
Ais better to have them ground about
Ute sam'? fineness. Hens are greedy
creatures ; they are inclined to pick
?mt the b;g pieces of corn and wheat,
atcd. leavr the finer bits till the last.
A gentleman who made his mash
Tss the hit-and-miss system of mixing
cracked grains, ground grains and
flour together, found that when the
birds reached the last of the mash
in the hopper, they got too much cot
tonseed meal-one of the ingredients
?f his mash which we do not recom
mend-in the finer portion, and he
Jost several birds from acute indiges
Produce Vigorous Chicks.
In mating, remember vigor, vitality,
lealth. Any bird may produce, but it
is the mating ot* strong, vigorous birds
that produce the vigorous chicks, the
es?y kind that pay.
Origin of Pekin Duck.
The Pekin duck is of Chinese or
?igin. Like the Aylesbury, it has a
'? -white plumage, and the legs are set far
back, giving it an upright carriage.
Fowls Cannot Smell.
Scowls do not possess the sense ol
j smell; they have nostrils but not
?'Doses. It is up to thc keeper to detect
a iou! or unhealthful odor.
Charcoal Helps Poultry.
'? Teed plenty of charcoal, as lt ii
1 ?Bis ?k the best things fer keeping tht
r .cnn Fcc? und Water.
Clan feed and water are necessary
?cr the chickens.
BUSINESS BOOMING IN JAPAN
Long Spell nf Depression Has Been
Succeeded by Gratifying Era of
After a long spell of depression the
tide has turned in Japan. "But for tho
war and cheap rice," says the Japan
Times, "the turn would have come
months ago. But the farmers make
up with the abundance of their crop
for the cheapness of the grain, and
the war itself has brought consider
able prosperity to not a few lines of
industry and business, as the company
returns for the first half-yearly term
show. Compared with the preceding
term, 13 weaving companies saw an
increase of their profits by 34.0 per
cent, chemical industry companies by
120 per cent, seven exchanges by 83
per cent, four sugar companies by 80
per cent, seven warehouse companies
by 70 per cent, 19 spinning companies
and four flour mill companies by 45
per cent. Increases of profits seem
to have been and to continue to be
the general rule, the exceptions being
the railway, gas, kiln and a few other
businesses. Most noticeable of all,
raw silk has of late been going up in
price until it has now more than re
covered the high level of 1.000 yen a
bale, which it fetched before the out
break of the war. The fact seems to
be that a business revival is already
here, and it only requires the loosen
ing of capitalists' purse strings for
new enterprises to make the country
realize the turn of the tide."
HONDURAS SHY ON "MOVIES"
Consular District Has Only One The
ater and the Admission Prices
There is but one motion picture es
tablishment in the Tegucigalpa, Hon
duras consular district, the Teatro de
Variedades, in Tegucigalpa. A num
ber of causes combine to prevent the
industry from being more successful,
among which are poor transportation
facilities, the small purchasing power
of the masses, the sparse population
generally, and the lack of electric serv
ice in all the other interior towns.
In Tegucigalpa performances are
given three or four nights a week, com
mencing at 8:30 or 9 o'clock, and last
ing until midnight or after. Approxi
mately about forty-nine hundred feet
of film are shown nightly. The prices
of admission vary with the quality of
the film. Old films, of the regular
stock sketches, are sometimes dis
played at prices ranging from ten to
thirty cents, depending on the loca
tion of the seats. Jther nights, when
such films as "Les Miserables" are
run, the prices are trebled: and for
ordinary new films the usual charge
is about fifty cents for the best seats.
Use Hay for Breastworks.
Many thousands of tons of Texas
hay are being used as bulwark against
bullets on the lines of defense by the
British and French governments, Gal
veston dispatch to the New York
This fact has just come to light by
the statements of foreign buyers of
hay, who also direct the comprvs^ion
of the bales before shipment from this
port, to make them as nearly bullet
proof as possible.
Three ordinary field bales aro com
pressed into one bale before being
loaded on a vessel. This process give?
a bale the density that is said to malee
it equal to steel plate in stepping bul
lets. It is stated that trenches are
being lined with the bales of hay.
Woman Conductors in Kilts.
Kilts instead of skirts for worsen
street car conductors, it seems, are to
be the new style. It is reported from
Oldham that skirts being focad incon
venient and, in wet weather, a source
of discomfort-especially when the car
steps had to be climbed-have been
discarded in the woman conductor's
uniform and replaced by kilts and leg
gings, buttoning up the sides. If sol
diers may wear kilts, why act tram
conductors? The new fashion may.
for a time, cause amusement, und even
ridicule, as was the case with umbrel
las when first introduced, but addi
tional comfort may overcome preju
dice and lead to the innovation being
adopted generally.-London Chronicle.
He's the Wittiest Student
Edward Marshall Maslin is an
nounced to be the wittiest student of
the University of California, and has
been awarded the "Irving prize for
wit and humor" for his essay "On
the Futility of Twitching Up One's
Trousers to Prevent Bagging at the
Knees," and for a group of futurist
verses, "songs on serious subjects (in
the cubist way).
Maslin is a junior from Watsonville.
"I have here, sir, a compendium of
"Does that book contain any in
formation that will help me in my
"Most assuredly, sir. I understand
you deal in trunks."
"Well, there's a chapter on crime in
this volume that gives full details of
all the trunk mysteries ever recorded.''
Cuban Sugar Crop Large.
Estimates of exports on thc Cuban
sugar crop of 1915-16 show that it
will be a record one. One hundred
and eighty-eight sugar centrals have
bejur. grinding the sugar as against
176 in operation last season. The case
is said to be thc best in quality in
year?, ecol weather having ripened it
properly and added a higher saccha
rine content than usual.
) The Master's Re
By REV. HOWARD W. POPE
of the Moody Bible Institute
TEXT-Not forsaking the assembling of
ourselves together.-Heb. 10:25.
I. The ideal prayer meeting never
happens. If lt ls a good meeting, some
body has put
thought and work
into it. The laws
of grace are as
rigid, and as re
liable, too, as tho
laws of nature.
"Heaven may be
had for the ask
ing," says the poet,
but the ideal
cannot. It is as
true here as else
where that "what
soever a man sow
eth, that shall he
Hence the leader should prepare
carefully. The hymns can be select
ed; one person can be asked to pray
for the sick, another for the absent,
and so on. Attention to details helps
Immensely. But especially should the
leader wait upon God in prayer until
his heart burns with love, and his soul
is sensitive to the faintest whisper
of the Holy Spirit. If athletes train
for a boat race or a ball game, simply
to secure the applause of people, sure
ly the Christian can afford to train for
a spiritual conflict where all the forces
of heaven and hell are arrayed against
each other, where eternal destinies are
at stake, and where every part of the
service is watched with keenest so
licitude by "so great a cloud of wit
Not only '..he leader, but all the mem
bers should prepare. Let them read,
think and pray over the subject. Let
them deny themselves daily, for a
godly life is the best preparation for
an ideal meeting. Let them gather up
spiritual strength all the week and
concentrate it upon this service, mak
ing it the supreme hour of the week,
When heaven comes down our souls to
And glory crowns the mercy-seat.
II. The ideal prayer meeting has an
object as well as a subject-a definite
object, never to bc forgotten by the
leader or thc workers.
What is that subject? It is not
simply to have an interesting meeting.
A service may be interesting, and yet
be so devoid of spirituality as to sug
gest only, "sounding brass and tinkling
cymbals." The real object is to
awaken spiritual emotion, to bring the
soul face to face with God, to kindle
fires of devotion until the altar is all
ablaze with tho sacrifice of willing
hearts, and there comes over the audi
ence that indescribai^e thrill and holy
hush which betokens the presence of
God. and which makes every hean;
ready to say, "O God, thy will be
This is the true object of a prayer
meeting-to bring every soul to the
point where it is willing to do its duty,
so that decisions may be made and re
sults may be secured, right then and
there. At the close of a meeting
where the theme was temperance the
tide of feeling rose so high that 61
young men and women signed a total
abstinence pledge and thereby com
pletely revolutionized the temperance
sentiment of that church.
Whatever the subjec? of the meet
ing, never lose sight of the object.
Feeling which does not lead to action
is of questionable value.
III. The ideal meeting is cheerful,
social and hearty. Have a bright car
pet on the floor, appropriate pictures
on the wall, flowers on the table, and
the room seated with chairs. Make it
look as little like a church, and as
much like a home as possible. Lay
off hats, wraps and overshoes.
Have a "smile-'em-up committee" at
the door to welcome strangers and tc
distribute the audience widely-the
small boys apart from each other, the
workers near the unconverted, and the
timid ones near the more spiritual.
Into this "rest for the weary" come
with your thanksgiving and rejoicing.
Make the welkin ring with song. Let
the most spiritual members lead in
prayer until a strong devotional at
mosphere has been created, which will
make it easy for anyone to confess
Be cheerful! Paul had his discour
agements, but he kept them to him
self. Cultivate the habit of handshak
ing, and do not wait for an introduc
tion. In short, strive to'be
One of thc spirit chosen by heaven tc
The sunnyside of things to human eyes.
IV. The ideal meeting is one in
which all take part. There are some
things that lie within the reach of all
You can fill up the front seats, and
thus support the leader. You can
speak early in the meeting, and one
(sentence then is worth a dozen later
Anyone can repeat a verse of Scrip
ture, and if it is selected with carn
and prayer, God will use it to strength
en the saints and lo carry conviction
to sinner... Remember that the Wor?
o? (?od is the sword of the Spirit. Uso
it for a purpose, and expect results.
For Your Child's Cough.
If your child has a cold.nose runs
or coughs much get a small bottle
of Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey. Its
a pleasant Pine-Tar-Honey syrup,
just what children like and just
the medicine to soothe the cough
and check the cold. After taking,
children stop fretting sleep good
and are soon entirely well. Insist
on Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey. 25c.
at your Druggist. 1
is the best all-round medicine
lever used," writes J. A.
Steelman, of Patton ville, Texas.
"I suffered terribly with liver
troubles, and could get no relief.
The doctors said I had con
sumption. I could not work at
all. Finally 1 tried
and to my surprise, 1 got better,
and am to-day as well as any
man." Thedford's Black
Draught is a general, cathartic,
vegetable liver medicine, that
has been regulating irregulari
ties of the liver, stomach and
bowels, for over 70 years. Qet
a package today. Insist on the
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Notice to Stock Kaisers
My stallion, "Denmark," and
also two of the best hred .lacks, will
stand at my farm for short reason.
Best possible care taken of mares,
but not responsible for accidents
should any occur.
J. H. GARRETT,
Clark's Hill, S. C.
March 16, 1916.
Notice to Stock Kaisers
My Jack will make the season at
Win. Allen Mobley's farm west
end Edisto Street, Johnston. S. C.
Me will stand as follows: Service
fee 815 00 insuring foal, $5.00 pay
able when mare is bred, the balance
when eolt is foaled. Notes or con
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be given. Not liable should acci
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Johnston, S. C.
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