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WINTER REVENUE FROM HENS
First Essential is Proper Quarters for
Fowls-Dry Leaves Make Ideal
j A scarcity of eggs in winter Is a loss
that every true poultry keeper tries
to avoid. Being the only source of
revenue expected from the flock at
this time of the year, everyone is
anxious to have a goodly supply, and
with proper care and feed, satisfac
tory results can reasonably be ex
Proper quarters in which to house
the h?is is th*? first and foremost
?necessary essential. The house should
I be kept clear of dirt and rubbish, and
,'the nests sweet and clean. A cold
.dry hen house provided it is free from
?dafts, is to be preferred to a damp,
?warm one, as the latter Is sure to bring
?disease to your flock.
In the dust bath-which must al
iways be provided in winter--should be
imixed reliable louse powder, to keep
Modern Poultry House.
hens free from vermin. A louse-in*
fested fowl positively won't lay and
ls a losing proposition, always.
Make the hens work for every single
bit of food they get In winter, it will
prevent them becoming too fat and
helps keep up a vigorous circulation,
preventing a chilled and shivering
Hot food in winter is imperative;
_-very morning and night it should be
fed piping hot. In the morning feed a
dry mash, made by boiling small pota
toes, beets, turnips, vegetable parings
and the like, thickened with bran or
other middlings. This mash should
be fed ir? clean troughs, placed high
enough to make the hens hustle to
reach them. Hens delight to scratch
In a litter of dry leaves and it makes
the most ideal scratch-material. Small
grain generously scattered in a deep
litter of leaves will keep the flock hap
pily busy and contented the whole day
- i"c.f fopd in the day corn is
will keep them busy to pick up the
Water must be provided in abund?
ance. Of course, it is a difficult
matter to keep water before the hens
in zero weather, when it freezes al
most as soon as it is put out, but you
must provide it often enough to insure
each foul getting its full share.
WINTER QUARTERS FOR HENS
?ouse Described and Illustrated Thal
Accommodates Fifty White Leg
I believe I have the best henhouse
lor health, comfort and capacity, cost
Considered. I have kept 50 White Leg
horns in it for the last four winters
and never had a frozen comb, nor a
case of roup, writes F. R. Campbell of
Nebraska in Missouri Valley Farmer.
The house is 10 feet wide, 12 feet deep,
4 feet high at the eaves and 7 at the
ridge. There is a 12-inch board at the
bottom in the open end and under the
"West door so that no litter is wasted.
House and Floor Plan.
A piece of 1-inch mesh wire netting ls
needed on the south side. The window
on the east side may be removed dur
ing the summer for ventilation. The
roof is covered with patent roofing
.costing $1.10 a square, and there
are absolutely no open cracks for
drafts on either side except the south.
Once or twice a week a forkful of mil
let or alfalfa is thrown in to the hens
and wheat or oats scattered over this
?every morning. The hens are busy the
coldest days. When a strong south
wind comes up the windows ?ad doors
are closed. Once a month I take out
tfee roosts and nests which are nail
kegs, and spray with coal oil. The
low roof confines the body heat devel
oped and keeps the hens warm, at the
same time being high enough for co afr
tendant to do his work,
Pittsburgh stogies Lave gone up
That's positively the last straw!
What's become of that old-fashioned
custom-three square meals a day?
If there is a shortage of cold weath
er nobody will mind but the coal man.
The cost of high living has a goon
deal to do with the high cost of liv
So far, no vegetarian has offered ti
really acceptable substitute for tur
Shoes may go np to $20 a pair, In
which event we may appear in rubber
First on the roll of honor In econo
my bills of fare behold the meritorious
Miss Ruth Law takes pride in her
?well-earned reputation of being a
flighty young thing.
Ultra-fashionable clothes are to be
cheaper, says a report. Then they can
not be ultra-fashionable.
Platinum is np to $100 tn ounce and
is going higher. The only consolation
in this is that we don't eat it
American readers of the war news
cannot get over the idea that Ancre
is a queer way to spell anchor.
Women may be able to dress rapid
ly, but they never do, especially when
their husbands are waiting for them.
That women are to run the street
cars In Paris Is no excuse whatever for
making remarks about the fare sex.
Paris is to have women baggage
agents, but It Is doubtful If they will
be able to make the impression men
One reason why so many automo
biles run n?l the time is that the own
er's family can't substitute gasoline for
Possib'y the multiplication of talking
?nachines ls due to the demand of ?u
snan conversationalists for peacemak
An army expert says military train
ing will help defectives. And we
thought all the army wanted was the
The way prices keep going up makes
one wish that when Slr Isaac Newton
Invented gravitation he had made it
o little stroncer.
ia?en tu MIUVUU^.
The dance craze was said to be on
the wane, but large numbers of gray
haired old gentlemen are still attend
ing dancing schools.
The starch trust Is to be dissolved.
The time may yet come when a mun
can button his laundered shirt without
breaking his finger-nails.
Why not get up a diet squad of
your own and improve your health by
eating moderately, wisely and eco
nomically? Or do you?
There is many a wife who regrets
I she didn't accept some other offer of
marriage, and some other woman
somewhere regrets it, too.
The chief of the customs service of
the treasury department has confirmed
a widespread suspicion. He says thai
the customs service is Inefficient.
The precocious kid who knows moro
than mother has easy sailing nowa
days, but in the old-time that sort of
thing was permanently cured after one
If the university at Athens really
had to close because the students in
dulged in a riot, it's the faculty's fault
for not throwing a football Into tlie
melee and calliug lt recreation.
A Minneapolis paper tells of a
plan for shortening the Mississippi
river by 200 miles. A lot of time and
money might be saved by cutting lt
off about nine miles above St. Louis.
The public has about made np ita
mind to accept "aviatrice" as the femi
nine of "aviator," but calling a woman
street car conductor a "conductress"
still sticks in the craws of the purists.
It is announced that women's skirts
next season will be lower In length
and higher In price, but it is not ex
plained why anyone considered lt nec
essary to announce the price ten
Rubber eyes have been put to prac
tical use in Europe among wounded
soldiers. In the American fashion zone
.It's popularity would be limited to giv
ing a much-needed rest to overworked
Some western men have rented 32C
acres to be planted to beans and thf
proceeds used In defraying their ex
pense to see the next world series ot
ball ganges. Why not each buy a hen
and save the profits from the sale of
TAKE OUT GREASE SPOTS
Blemishes That So Greatly Annoy tho
Housekeeper May Be Effectively
Grease spots may be removed by the
application of carbon tetrachloride, ac
cording to H. F. Zoller, assistant tn
chemistry in the Kansas State Agricul
"Removing grease spots with gaso
line or benzine is both dangerous and
wasteful," said Mr. Zoller. "Chloroform
is effective, but is dangerous. Carbon
tetrachloride is used by cleaners be
cause of its safety, cleaning power and
the absence of a disagreeable odor.
The disad vantage is its expense.
"Ink is difficult to remove if lt'bas
been In the garment for some time.
Iron inks may be removed by oxalic,
acetic, citric, or dilute hydrochloric
acids. In case of the coal-tar inks, the
spot must be bleached.
"Iron rust can be removed by fairly
strong oxalic acid solution, if allowed
to stand on the goods for a short time,
and often when it is exposed to the
sunlight the action ls a little quicker.
The excess of oxalic acid must be
washed out, and the goods washed with
a good soap, in order to neutralize the
acid. Hydrochloric acid ls the best re
mover of iron rust, If handled by an ex
"An excellent formula for the remov
al of fountain-pen ink, especially iron
Ink and Iron rust, is the aceto-oxallc
acid formula. It ls made by saturat
ing a 10 per cent acetic acid solution
with oxalic acid, and mixing one part
of the product with four parts of al
To Induce a canary to take a bath
sprinkle a few seeds upon the water.
This added attraction will make the
bath become a habit with the little
To keep flowers fresh, place a pinch
of bicarbonate of soda in the water
before putting them Into a vase.
To make glassware clear and spark
ling, add a little washing blue to the
soapsuds when washing.
If ink ls spilled on the carpet or ta
ble cover, cover lt Immediately with
salt as it absorbs the ink.
Powdered alum added to ordinary
stove olacking adds to its brilliancy.
Oxalic acid and javelle water are
excellent for removing ink stains.
New tinware will never rust if
greased with a little fresh lard and
baked in the oven before it is used.
One can corn, four cupfuls potatoes
cut in one-quarter-inch slices, one and
milk, then hoat to boiling point. Sea
son with salt and pepper and butter
and crackors, split and soaked in
enough cold milk to moisten. Re
move crackers, turn chowder Into a
tureen and put crackers on top.
One-half cupful butter, one and a
quarter cupfuls granulated sugar,
three eggs, half cupful thin cream or
rich milk, half even teaspoonful soda,
one even teaspoonful cream tartar, two
cupfuls of pastry flour, half cupful
seeded raisins. Add whites of eggs
last and hake in tubo pan. When cold
frost with a heavy white icing that will
contrast prettily with the yellow of the
cake. Citron sliced in thin strips may
be used instead of raisins, or in com
bination with them.
Four tablespoonfuls cocoa, one pint
of water, yolks of two eggs, two table
spoonfuls cornstarch, six tablespoon
fuls sugar. Boll until thick, add one
tablespoonful vanilla. Bake the crust,
pour in the chocolate. Beat the whites
of the eggs with one cupful of sugar,
spread over top and brown. One tea
spoonful of baking powder in one-half
cupful granulated sugar added to the
white of one egg stiffly beaten makes
a fluffy meringue.
Sift together one cupful cornmeal,
one cupful bread flour, one teaspoonful
soda (level) in one cupful sour milk,
and add it to the sifted Ingredients.
Then add one-quarter cupful molasses,
then two eggs, two tablespoonfuls melt
ed drippings. Beat well and bake In
well-greased muffin pans about one
half hour In moderately hot oven.
Graham Drop Biscuits.
One pint graham flour, one-half cup
ful white flour, one level teaspoonful
soda, one-half teaspoonful salt, one
tablespoonful sugar, one egg, one table
spoonful thick cream and enough sour
milk or buttermilk to make a stiff bat
ter. Have gem pans hot and well
greased. These are fine.
Baked Salmon Wiggle.
One can of salmon, one-half can of
peas, butter size of egg, salt and pep
per, milk sauce. Bake about one-half
White Sauce.-One pint milk, small
piece butter, salt, thicken with heap
ing teaspoonful flour.
Add a cupful of bolled rice to one
quart cf heated soup stock. Stir until
lt comes to a boll, season with pepper,
salt and parsley or anything you like.
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COMFORT FOR GROWING PIGS
If Young Animals Are to Be Source
of Profit, They Must Be Kept
In Proper Condition.
If those fall pigs, that you have on
your farm are to be a source of profit,
you will have to give thom good care
and a comfortable place to sleep in.
Let them run about the yard or pas
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ture to their hearts' content during the
day, but see to it that they have a
dry, warm place for the night.
A good feed of nice, warru slop night
and morning will help them along won
derfully. Keeping the fall-farrowed
pig comfortable ls half the battle in
making lt a profitable animal on tho
SOWING SPINACH IN SPRING
Seed Can Be Planted During First
Part of March-Soil Should Be
Prepared in Fall.
Few people realize that spinach seed
can be planted during the first part of
March. The ground should be pre
pared the fall before by plowing and
harrowing. At the time mentioned
the spinach seed is broadcasted over
the ground, using about twenty pounds
of the Thick Leaf variety to the acre.
If the soil happens to be workable at
that time, it may be lightly harrowed.
In any event, a light, even coating of
rotted stable manure should be spread
over the ground to cover the seed.
Planted in this manner, the seeds
will germinate and grow a little every
sunny day, and by the usunl time for
planting the spring spinach these
plants will be well started. The crop
will be r?ady for cutting a week or
ten days earlier than it would be other
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