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Bees and Farm Notes.
Stacking grain improves its
Remove the pumpkin seeds be
The cowpea should have a
warm seed bed for test develop
ment. If preparing to ship potatoes
see to ordering the cars early
especially this fall.
It is the work of filling the silo
that is keeping it from being
built on every farm.
The first big need of the ma
jority of tha older corn belt soils
is limestone and legumes.
A shed of crotches and poles,
covered with straw, is cheap,
warm and businesslike.
Tne ability to produce profit is
a standard by which all farm
stock must be measured.
Muddy and unclean stable
yards are always sources of loss
because of their unsanitary con
dition. The farmer who is not raising
legumes has his eyes closed to
some of the biggest opportunities
Keep the stable yards clean.
There is no place that is more
prolific in breeding flies than a
filthy barn yard.
Grain that has been discolored
in the shock will be improved
considerably by being allowed to
sweat out or "cure" in the stack
Don't blame any one but your
self if your farm won't grow
legumes. They will grow for
the man who knows how to make
Tile outlets should be covered
with poultry netting or some
thing of the kind to prevent rab
bits, skunks and other little pests
from getting in.
A well built stack of grain will
shed water like a duck's back
and the knack of building one
can be learned by any one who
can handle a fork.
The cement watering tank will
improve the appearance of tne
form and prove a great conven
ience and economy.
Poultry and egg3 are high
All poultry yards should have
Movable, separate ne3t boxes
are the only kind to have.
Three months should bring a
broiler to the market stage.
Ducks do not stand confine
ment well. Better turn'em
The care of the fowls is one of
the important things "that cannot
Exposure to hot weather is as
dangerous to the egg crop as is
exposure to cold weather
Keep the dropping-boards
clean and free from filth. They
should be frequently scrubbed.
The poultry man must keep
everything clean and sweet about
A.he housss and yards.
r Linseed meal is .good to mix
with the mash during moulting
season. It helps digestion and
regulates the bowels.
The average farm poultryman
cares more for the number of
eggs a hen lays in a year than
the number of prizes she wins at
Rough timber use d in the poul
1ry house makes the best harbor
for lice. Perches, nests, etc.,
should be made cf smooth lumber
in all cases.
For roup, try putting a 'few
drops of carbolic acid on a hot
fire shovel and then fumigate the
poultry houses with fowls in it.
Keep houses dry.
Facts About Parcels System.
Perishable articles, such as
butter, lard, fruits, berries and
dressed fowls, may be sent short
Eggs for local delivery may be
sent when packed in containers.
When packed separately they
may be sent any distance.
Fresh meats may be sent only
within the first zone of fifty
The following must not be sent
Intoxicating liquors, poisons,
matches, explosives, firearms
and live poultry.
Books and printed matter are
included in third-class and may
not be sent. The weight limit
will be eleven pounds.
To fiDd the size limit: Take a
piece of string seventy-two inch
es long and wind it once comple
tely around the parcel and then
across the top lengthwise, if the
ends of the string reach the
sides of the parcel, it comes un
der the limit.
ine country is divided into!
eight zones and each zone into
units. The local rate is 5 cents
per pound and 1 cent for each
additional pound. From the lo
cal station parcels may be sent
to any office in the first zone, or
up to fifty miles in any direction,
for 5 cents for the first Dound
and 3 cents for each additional
pound up to eleven pounds.
The second zone includes post
offices from fifty to 150 miles
from starting. The rate is 6
cents for the first ponnd and 4
cents for each addition pound.
The third zone is from 150 to
300 miles; rate 7 cents and 5
The fifth zone is from 600 to
1,000 miles, rate 9 cents and 7
The sixth zone is from 1,000 to
1.400 miles, rate 1 0 cents and 9
The seventh zone is from 1,400
to 1,800 miles, rate 11 cents and
10 cents additional.
Parcels po3t packages may be
insured for full valuation, with a
maximum of $25, for an addi
tional charge of 10 cents.
The parcels post law not only
reduces the rate of postage, but
increases the weight limit to
Parcels post shipments mav
be registered and also accorded
special of livery service on pay
ment of the usual fees.
Distinctive stamps must be
used on all parcels packages, but
they may be mailed in quantities
of not less than 2,000 identical
pieces without stamps affixed,
the postage being paid in money.
See if it Isn't So.
If a girl really wants to land a
man, let her hire some good act
or to impersonate an indignant
A woman is always true to a
man so long as she feels there is
a chance of some other woman
When a man marries the first
time he needs nothing but- the
consent of the girl and the au
thorities But before he mar
ries a second time he must have
the approval of his relatives and
Bits ot Worldy Wisdom
It's easier to catch a husband
than to uncatch him.
Your discretion might look
like cowardice in another.
A man knows more at 21 than
he can unlearn between that and
Some men are dumb because
their wives never give them a
chance to talk.
Even the man who is his own
worst enemy is always ready to
A woman can't feed a man so
much taffy that it will spoil his
appetite for it.
If it were not for the trusts
whom would a man who fails in
business blame for it?
In a woman's eye the most at
tractive thing about a man is her
ability to attract him.
Money may not bring happi
ness, but every man on earth
would like to try the experiment
There are lots of funny things
to be seen in this world, and
among them is a fat woman sit
ting on a little piano stool.
When a couple is engaged they
look at each other's virtues with
magnifying glasses, which are
thrown aside on their wedding
Reflections of a Bachelor.
There's always a chance to
learn except in college.
A man has to sleep nine hours
every night to admit it was six.
Jle who courts and runs away
will yet be caught some wedding
A man isn't half as asahmed
of himself to be in politics as his
friends are of him.
A headache is a lot more im
portant to anybody than the
sanctity of the Constitution.
If a girl will walk right up to
a man and kiss him it dosen't
mean as much to htr as eating
A woman would almost rather
see her husband set the house on
fire than start to mend anything
A stout woman is as scared
of a pair of scales as an old
one is of the family Bible with
all the birth dates in it. New
According to Uncle Abner.
The only way to eat some
brands of breakfast food is with
a nose bag.
Half of the world doesn't
know how the other half gets its
I never yet see a woman who
would admit that' a photograph
flattered her a durn bit.
I never see a feller with long,
flowing whiskers who wasn't
rather conservative about every
The fellers with the funniest
shaped heads are generally the
most prominent ones at the
One advantage in being poor is
that you are never called upon
to eat any pate de loi gras or
lobster a la Newburg.
Lester Bryant's Fate.
All Kentucky was shocked at
the news of the death of - the
state's champion boy corn grow
er, which occured under such
tragic eircumatances in Wash-
I ingtpn City Monday afternoon.
It is another and very touching
"human linterest" newspaper
story. Had Lester Bryant, a
farmer's boy, died under natur
al conditions at his humble home
in Warren county news would
have gone no farther than the
neighborhood. Had he been as
phyxiated while on a pleasure
trip in Washington little more
publicity would have been given
the fact. But as the champion
corn grower of the state, Kent
ucky's representative at Wash
ington, and as.guest of the De
partment of Agriculture, com
bined with the sad manner of
his death, news ' of his demise
excited interest from one end of
the state to the other.
Intending to save part of his
expense money, he went to a
cheap boarding-house instead of
the Ebbetts House, the splendid
hostelry at which the Govern
ment was to his host. Ignor
ance asserted itself when he fail
ed to cut off the gas, but blew it
out. Death was the result.
For the grief stricken parents
too much sympathy cannot be
felt. At the time when their
boy, from the humble Warren
county 'home, had received the
honor of eing the champion boy
corn grower ef the state, and
was being entertained and feted
in Washington, an object of at
tention as a reward of merit, for
him to be cut down seems to be
one of the strange evidences of
Lester Bryant labored well on
earth. He died as the result of
ignorance and frugality. His ig
norance was doubtless caused by
meager advantages, rather than
being his fault. And there are
worse things to be said about a
poor farmer's boy than "He died
trying to save
What Your Nails Teil.
It is always amusing to spec
ulate on the character of one's
neighbor. A verv simple aid in
so doing is to watch the nails.
If a man's or woman's nails are
long and slender you may be
quite certain the person is not so
robust physically as the possess
or of short, broad nails.
Whereas men and women with
the long or narrow type of nail
are inveterate visionaries, those
having short nails are almost al
ways conspicuous by the strength
of their logical powers. It is the
latter who make the best and
most reliable critics.
A further and almost certain
characteristic of long-nailed peo
ple is their intense depreciation
of themselves and their own
efforts in any branch of work.
The feeling almost amounts to
pesssimism with them. Such a
point of view, however, seldom
worries those possessing short
nails in fact, more often than
not rather the reverse is the case;
they are inclined to be oversure
San Jose Scale in Kentucky
A great many of the orchards
of Kentucky are badly infested
with San Jose scale, indeed the
scale is becoming so common
that it threatens to wipe out a
great many of the orchards alto
gether unless strenuous meas
ures are.taken to control it. At
this particular season it is well to
call the attention of the orchard
owners to the pest, so that steps
may be taken to hold it in check.
The San Jose scale belongs to
a class of insects known as suck
ing insects. It attacks nearly
all fruits and is found on shrubs
and forest trees. On badly in
fested limbs it appears as a grey
ish scurf which is made up of
millions of insects. The individ
ual scale is round and somewhat
smaller than a pin head. On the
fruit the scale makes itself
known by the characterietic lit-
Heidi uxuuunes. me scale us
ually attacks the younger wood
first, and if left undisturbed soon
covers the whole tree. One of
the best places to look for it is at
the point where new wood
growth started the previous
Since the scale is a sucking in
sect and obtains its food from
beneath the surface of the plant
host it is obvious that no spray
ing with Paris green or other ar
senical preparation would kill it.
Hence some one of the contact
sprays which kill from the out
side must be used. The contact
sprays are caustic and penetrat
ing in their effect and are gener
ally used for scale insects.
Some of the most important
contact sprays are Lime and Sul
phur Wash Soap Solutions, Ker
osene Emulsion, Tobacco Ex
tract, Soluble Oils and Lye
Lime and Sulphur is the most
common insecticide used. For
San Jose scale it should be ap
plied while the trees are dor
mant. Spray as late as possible
before the buds start to swell.
Lime and Sulphur for dormant
trees is usually prepared as fol
lows: Fresh Lime (unslaked) 20 lbs.
Sulphur 15 lbs.
Water 50 gals.
Prepare the above by- slacking
the lime and sulphur together in
a large iron kettle, dilute to 35
gals, and boil from torty-five to !
sixty minutes. The liquid if
properly prepared will turn to a
reddish amber color and will be
ready for use Dilate to fifty
gallons and apply as soon as pos
sible because it loses strength on
If one has a small orchard and
does not care to prepare the lime
and sulphur at home, it may be
purchased at reasonable rates
from the larger implement and
supply stores. A great many of
the commercial growers no long
er prepare their own mixture,
but use the commercial mixture
instead. It should be applied as
Concentrated material I gal.
Water 9 or 10 gals.
.The above formulas give the
strengths recommended for dor
mant spraying only.
Remember that thoroughness
is necessary in order to obtain
results from spraying. Use a
strong durable, brass-lined pump
that will carry a good strong
steady pressure. To be success
ful the work must be well done.
This means that every limb on
the tree, from the ground to the
tio, is to be covered with the
For further information along
this or allied lines of orchard
management, address the De
partment of Horticulture, Ken
tucky Experiment Station, Lex
J; H. Carmody
BENT BACK THE RULE.
Where Sauce For the Goose Was Not
Sauce For the Gander.
Id too earlv davs of a certain drib
ot New York, when it was rather!
harder sledding for the clnb than It IsJ
at the present time, in a meeting off
the council the question came np as
io iue arrears 01 meuiuers uues. anat
the treasurer reported that one man1
was particularly recreant in this regard. I
It was in the winter, and the clnb was
then maintaining throughout the day
and evening beautifully heated and.
lighted quarters. At this time the-,
only person In the club who fre-'
qnented it every day was this de-i
llnquent who. In addition to doing a-'
large portion of his writing there, was
accustomed to make considerable In-'
roads upon the stationery of the clnb
for home consumption.
At the meeting of the council re
ferred to there was protest against
this state of affairs, and a determina
tion was manifest to put an end to it..'
and after discussion the secretary was
Instructed to notify the member ln
question that his name had been
dropped from the rolls of the clnb. '
The question then arose whether
there was anybody else who was In ar
rears, whereupon the treasurer report
ed that this was true of another mem
ber. "Who can that be? Let us make aD '
example of them both," remarked on&
member, bringing his fist down od
the table for emphasis. The reply
was that it was Mr. X.. the poet
"Oh, heavens!" replied another. ""We
can't let X. go. He's too Important to
Whereupon the resolution was then
amended to read as follows: "Re
solved, that the secretary be Instruct
ed to drop the name of Sir. Q. fron?
the rolls of the club for nonpayment
of dues and to retain the name of Mr.
X. for the same reason." Century.
THE COUNTRY BANKER.
Standing In and His Grip Upon
His Own Community.
The first public convenience a new
commodity wants is a bank. Ofttlme3
it comes before the church or a news
paper; but, as a rule, it follows botb.
It is bard to beat the editor and the
preacher. If the influence exercised by tbe
bankers of our great cities constitutes
a menace to the public welfare, what
shall we say of the grip that the little
bank holds on its community? The so
called "country banker" to succeed
must be eminent for all the qualitie3
that make up a truly good man. Usu
ally he is a church member and often
a Sunday school teacher. He Is con
sulted by politicians regarding the local
government, and the candidate who
has his approbation Is envied, for he is
usually the win-inr To tee ountry
banker are con Ihi tti- trmiii -. -si-mestic
as well :i- rt'nn. i.-u. .ir hi. vIhi
have access to u.ui ml hi vi..ij
seeks to have access.
The banker Is Brst to subscribe to
every good cause. He is the com
munity's advisor as to Investments and
the arbitrator of its business contro
versies. His word Is as good as his
bond, and to his credit It must be
added that, with rare exceptions. It
deserves to be. He asks few favors,
and these are always granted. Qe Is
the center of the social life of his vi
cinity. His voice Is that of authority.
Ho is loved, respected, admired ami
feared. The banker is a man of in
tegrity. The slightest cloud on him or
on his bank will settle them both las
this matter he stands with the preach
er. So, from selfish considerations, 1
from no other, the banker must be de
serving of thi tnit ri'poM'd in niro
by his fellow citizens.
Who wouldn't be the country banker'-
Tipping is an exaction of no recent
growth Describing life at the court of
King Henry II. of England. Peter of
Blols complains of the importunity or
the medieval marshals, whose annoy
ances continue "until they get some
thing from you and are most ungrateful"
when they have nay. open enemies
unless your hand Is continuously m
your pocket." while the "outer porters
will tell you the most unblushing false
hoods, and ir you are an honest Hurt
religious man, but have given them
nothing the day before, they will keep
you au unreasonable time standing in
the raiu and mire." '
Her Last Card. ',
"I want a new bonnet, but my hus
band says he can't afford It"
"Is that final, do you suppose?''
"He says it is. but I won't know.
"Going to get a definite answer
then?" "Yes. I'm going to settle it one
way or the other I'm going to start?
to cry when he gets home, and if thatr"
doesn't work there'll be no new bon
net" Detroit Free Tress.
All's Fish For the Doctor's Net. $'
"Why. the size of your bill." cried'
the angry patient to the doctor, "makes
me boil all over!"
"Ah!" said the eminent practitioner
calmly. "That will be just S20 more1
for sterilizing your system.' LadlesV
Home Journal. -' -1
Purpose and Success.
It is the old lesson a worthy pur
pose, patient energy for its accomplish
ment a resoluteness undaunted by dif
ficulties and then success. W. AL Pun
Bhon. It Is seldom that punishment though"
lame of foot has failed to overtake a '
villain. Horace. j
Assistant Horticulturist, j