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ISTART IN POULTRY BUSINESS
?Spring Is Good Time to Begin-Either
Obtain Breeding Pen or File
Order for Eggs.
Spring is a good time to start in
!the poultry business. Either obtain
.a good breeding pen from someone
who is reliable and who raises the
breed you fancy, or else send for
?eggs. You do not have much time
to obtain breeding pens, fur mo&\
breeders of purebred stock have their
pens mated by this time and without
doubt will have disposed of their sur
plus choice breeding males by adver
tising them last fall and selling them
to parties warning good breeders.
The other plan, then, is to send to
these breeders and obtain their price
lists at once. Even if you do not cure
to have the eggs for a month or so,
send now and obtain the price lists
?and get your order booked, for others
are doing the same thing, and most
breeders send out eggs in the order
booked. Delays oftentimes cost much,
due to inability of the shipper to fill
his many orders as promptly as he
BEG?1M FIGHT ON PARASITES
Poor Policy to Wait Until Spring When
Insects Become Numerous-Dust
A common practice among poultry
.men is to wait in the spring until lice
:and other parasites have become so
numerous that they will be noticeable.
By far the better plan is to begin the
fight early and keep them from getting
One of the best means of doing this
is to dust the birds thoroughly with a
good insect powder, at regular inter
vals, beginning in late winter. There
'is no harm1 in giving the hens an appli
cation occasionally even in midwinter
since they are never entirely free from
lice, and everyone of these pests killed
, heft ?re the breeding season may mean
a million or two less to fight next sum
ROOSTER TO IMPROVE FLOCK
iln Selecting Young Fowls Use Best
tics May Be Noted.
The kind of cockerels used is fur
more important than most farmer
poultry raisers believe. The fact that
one bird looks well and is healthy and
active is a good Indication of a good
.bird. But this is not enough. The
male bird should be of such good
breeding that he will improve the
flock. If he is not capable of doing
this he is not worthy of his place as
bead of the flock.
When you are selecting the male
birds from the young cockerels of your
own flock you should use your best
Judgement and find the best Indivi
duals. In this case you must be In
Silver Penciled Plymouth Rock Cock.
fluenced by the appearance of the
birds, as for the most part the cock
erels will be about the same in breed
ing unless you have trap-nested and
kept records on the hens.
It is rather hard to select young
cockerels, as they may often deceive
one when they are quite young. Like
a calf, a colt or, a pig, there is much
speculation in selecting for breeding
purposes. Nevertheless, there are
certain characteristics that may be
noted. From these a careful breeder
will determine the male birds for his
CHICKENS KEPT IN BROODERS
'Much Loss Can Be Avoided by Keep
ing Everything Clean-Use Cut
Straw for Litter.
Much of the loss in raising chicks
'in brooders can be obviated by keep
ing the floor of brooders and brooder
. houses covered with an Inch of clean
Cut corn stover or cut straw may
;be used on the sand for scratch litter.
I Such material as clover or timothy
chaff or buckwheat hulls are objection
able in the brooder house. The chicks
pick up the particles of the fuzzy stuff
and are not able to pass thom through
The young chicks need a daily feed
ing of flne-cut green grass if they are
to do welL
I "M DOCTOR ISN'T IN!"
O! By OLIVE GRAY.
Dr. Charles Morse walked thous
fully to his ofliee. The verb was i
unusual, the adverb was, for althou
he always walked he was seld<
Could his thoughts have boon pho
graphed, the picture would have bo
of si breakfast table with a persuusi
sister on one side, himself or^the otb
I And could a dictagraph have absorb
I the conversation, the record wot
j have been as follows :
"But, Charles, dear, we girls ha
counted so much on our clubhou:
Suffragists need a headquarters
much as any other sqciety, and he
aro we to get it if every man refus
a donation as you do. We were coui
ing on a hundred dollars from you aa
"Good heavens, sis, I work days f
that much. Besides, I don't appro
"You're horrid, Charlie, and I vror
talk to you any more. But nev
mind ; we'll get it yet. I'll send Jai
Gregory after you. There isn't a mt
in the oliy who can resist her, and
am morally certain that if she asl
you for a hundred dollars you'll gp
one long look into her lovely eyes ai
dig down in your jeans for double tl
"Not if I see her first !" her brothi
answered with heat. "I don't care ho
pretty she is. I won't give a cent f(
any fool thing like that."
Doctor Charles reached his office an
"opened up" himself, for Mary, h
office girl, was away on a vacation. Il
Sterilized instruments, put bottle
within easy reach and addressed a st
of teeth for mailing, for Charlie was
dentist. Then he opened the paper t
see if he could get a girhfor two weeli
to take Mary's place. But not a soi
wanted to work. And then a happ
thoucht'struck him. "I'll put a car
on the office door, 'Girl Wanted.' Maj
be that will catch somebody."
About ten o'clock, while he was ac
justine some bridgework, the outsid
office door oponed, and someone cam
in. Doctor Charlie went out to set
and there was a youns girl, demure
shy and wide-eyed.
"I saw your card," she began dilli
"Good ! I need an office girl for twi
weeks. Would you like to try it a
ten dollurs a week?" He rather hopee
she would. He thought it would bi
pleasant to have her around.
"I can stay right now if you wan
"All right; that's fine. Put youi
thlntrs in that closet and I'll give yoi
Instructions as soon as I'm through
And, by the way, if anybody-a lady
comes to see me, tell her I*m not in
She has gray eyes-weil, I can't de
scribe her exactly, but I rather thin!;
you'll know. She's after money, ant
I'd rather not see her."
"I understand," said the girl qui'
etly unpinning her hut.
The morning wore on; patient?
came and went, and the new girl
seemed to be doing very well. Aboui
noon he distinctly heard her say tc
someone who cume In, "The doctor is
About two o'clock, in the silence
of the office he again hoard the outei
door open and the girl say distinctly
"No, the doctor is not in!"
Doctor Charlie was indignant. "The
idea. Sis is rather overdoing lt, or
else that girl she's sending has more
brass than I gave her credit for, tc
come twice In a day."
But what was his surprise when for
a third time he heurd the new girl
telling someone that the doctor was
At five o'clock the last patient had
departed, and Doctor Charlie at last
had time to give his assistant some in
"I want to compliment you," he be
gun, "on the way fou got rid of that
giri. Her name's Gregory."
"That girl?" she asked, her wide
eyes opening still wider. Her mouth,
with its wistful little droop, was get
ting a gripping hold on the young den
"Yes. I heard you tell her three
times that I wasn't in."
"Oh, but they were different people."
"What do you mean?"
"The first was Mrs. ArnfeW. She's
out canvassing for the new minister's
home. I thought you wouldn't want
to be disturbed."
"Right O !"
"And then there was Mrs. McArdle.
She's determined to have a new Y. W.
C. A. And the last was from your
church. They are going to burn trib
ute generously, and besides they want
"That's plenty," gasped Doctor Char
lie. "But what's happened to Jane, I
r "I'm Jone," said the girl. "You see,
we're all trying to earn money for the
new clubhouse, and when. I saw your
sign I thought Td like to try it here.
And don't you think when I've slde
j tracked so many people? today you
might give us a little donation? Just
a small one would de)-a hundred dol
lars or BO."
Doctor Charlie dropped limply into
? chair. "I lase," he said weakly.
And. after the suffragettes had their
building, and Doctor Charlie and Jane;
were matried, she told him how she
"There wasn't a soul there to see
you that day for subscriptions," she
confessed. "I made it all up."
(Copyright, 13Y?. by the McClure Newspa
I ; per Syndicate.)
,;1 .su Tiered unto!d r.sony
with neuralgia. I thought I
would yo mad with pain. A
friend of raino advised rac
to take Dr. 7.:ilos' Anti-Pain
Pills. I did so and Ihe pain
rtopped almost at once.
Then I commenced usir.jr
Dr. Miles' Nervine and be
fore lons I v:as so that I did
not have these pains any
mere." E. J. WINTER.
561 E. Platte Ave.,
Colorado Sprinirs, Colo.
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SHOOTING FISH IN GUIANA
Native Indians Still Adhere to Use ol
Bows and Arrows in This
Although the Guiana Indians all use
guns for hunting game, they still ad
here to bows and arrows for killing
fish, and employ hlow-guns and wour
ali-poisoned darts - for securing
birds and small animals. The bows
are usually of letterwood, about five
feet in length, and very powerful.
The arrows vary according to the pur
pose for which they are designed ; but
all are lons-from five to sis feet
with shafts of arrow-cane and a shank
of hardwood fitted at one end. This
piece is tipped by a steel point or
head which is fixed Immovably if the
arrow is for shooting birds or small
fish ; or. if used for killing turtle and
large fish, is equipped with a socketed
head, attached to a long, strong, cot
ton line. When a large fish Is struck,
the shaft floats free from the sock
eted head, which acts as a toggle, and
turns at right angles when a strain
is put on the line. By means of this
harpoon-like arrangement the fish or
turtle is hauled in. Neither fish nor
turtle arrows are feathered, but those
used in hunting birds are provided
with two feathers' which seem far too
small to serve any useful purpose.
With these simple weapons the In
dians creep along the rocky edges of
the streams and eddies and with mar- ?
velous dexterity shoot the fish which
only their hawklike eyes can discern
deep beneath the surface. Naked,
save for a Inp, or loin-cloth, the hunt
er stands motionless ns a statue, with
drawn how and poised arrow, and, ii
no fish are visible within range, he
"calls them" by a peculiar beckoning
motion ol' his hand and a low whistle.
Whether or not the fish actually re
spond to this command I cannot say,
but the Indians affirm that they do,
and, when this method fails, the sav
ages resort to attracting the fish with
in range by throwing certain pods and
seeds into the water.-A. Hyatt Ver
?111 in Harper's Magazine,
YOU NEED A SPRING LAXATIVE.
Dr. King's New Life Pills will
remove the accumulated wastes of
winter from your intestines, the
burden of the blood. Get that slug
gish spring fever feeling out of
your system, brighten your eye,
clear your complexion. Get thal
vim and snap of good purified
healthy blood. Dr. King's New
Life Pills are a non-griping laxative
that aids nature's process, try- them
to-night. At all druggists. 25c. 1
Licensed Agent for Four Fire
Companies. Can Insure Anything
Insurable Town or Country.
J. T. Harting
At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
How To Give Quinine To Children.
PEBRILINE is the trade-mark name elven to an
improved Quinine. It is a Tasteless Syrup, pleas
ant to take and does not disturb the stomach.
Children take it and never know it ls Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
take ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nor ringing in the head. Try
it the next time you need Quinine for any pur
pose. Ask for 2-ounce original package. The
*me FEBRILINE is blown in bottle. 25 cent*.
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
tpply at once the wonderful old reliable Dk
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL. a sur
gical dressing that relieves pain and h apis a:
the same time. Not a liniment. 2Sc f**^*^
Close attention to
work is the cause
of much Pain and
Obtain relief by
taking one or two
len tone up the Nervous
rsteni by using
. Fl?ST BOTTLE. OR 30X, FAILS
HELP YOU, YOUR MONEY WILL
I i KITCHEN
We all know we cannot always make
ourselves well, but few perhaps real
ize how much we can do to keep our
selves well.-Sir John Lubbock.
SOME PEACH WAYS.
Peaches haked like apples are a de
licious dessert. Place them in a sha!
low pan, sprinkle with a
little sugar, a few drop?
of lemon and hits of but
ter, with a grating of nut
meg. They may he baked
whole or in halves with
the pits removed.
A half of a peach
placed on a square of
sponge cake or angel food, soaked
with fruit sirup and topped with fi?
cream or whipped cream is a dessert
Peaches sliced and mixed with
marshmallows and sweetened whipped
cream is another well liked dessert
Glorified Peaches and Cream.
Peel and cut euch peach In half, re
move the pits and put a little mara
schino and a teaspoonful of sugar on
each ; let stand for an hour or two
until the fruit has absorbed it, then
arrange the peaches around a bowl
of sweetened and flavored whipped
Peach Salad.-Peel and cut each
peach in hulf, remove the pits and
arrange on nests of lettuce; fill with
dressing and chopped nut meats. For
the dressing use two tablespoonfuls
of powdered sugar, one teaspoonful of
celery salt, salt and paprika to taste,
five drops of tubasco, four tablespoon
fuls of olive oil and two tablespoon
fuls of vinegar.
Peach Compote With Peach Sauce.
-Scald two cupfuls of milk in a dou
ble boiler and add one-half cupful of
farina, gradually, stirring constantly.
When the mixture thickens, add a
fourth of n cupful of sugar, one-half
teaspoonful of suit and cook 20 min
utes; then add the whites of two
eggs, beaten stiff. Turn into slightly
buttered shallow pan. Remove the
skins from six peaches, put into a
saucepan a half cupful of sugar and
a quarter cupful of water, cover and
cook the fruit until soft. Cut the
farina into squares, put a peach on
each square and pour the peach sauce
Peach Sauce.-Mix half a table
spoonful of cornstarch with one table
spoonful of water; add to the sirup in
the pan and cook five minutes, stir
ring constantly; add two yolks, beat
en thick, two tablespoonfuls of lemon
juice and a dash of salt.
SLOAN'S L?NAMENT FOR RHEUMA
The torture of rheumatism, the
pains and aches that make life mis
erable are relieved by Sloan's Lini
ment, a clean clear liquid that is
easy to apply and more effective
than mussy plasters or ointments
because it penetrates quickly with
out rubbing. For the many pains
and aches following exposure,
strains, sprains and muscle soreness,
Sloan's Liniment is promptly effect
ive. Always have a bottle handy
for gout, lumbago toothache, back
ache, stiff neck and all external
pain?. At all druggists, 25c. 1
SVhonever You Need a General Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic properties of QUININE
and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
Builds np the Whole System. 50 cents
Will Surely Stop That Cough.
95 B&ssfoe?s of Com Per Acre I
is the prize-winning record achieved by one
South Carolina boy, who used Planters Soluble
Guano-one of our Four Big Crop Producers
that have been made and sold for years and
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You can do as well if you want bigger, bet
ter crops of corn, cotton, truck. Enrich your
J soil and make it more productive with these
jp reliable, time-tested fertilizers.
Ill Don't accept substitutes-there's nothing "just ff?
tim as good'*-see that our Giant Lizard Trade- fflfc*
Wi Mark is on every bag. It's your certainty of W?
Ul satisfactory results. mS
id prices, consult
F. E. Gibson, Sec. and Treas. S
J. C 'LEE, President
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