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OUR LINE OF
'Druggots and ffiugs
A Is Always the
to De round
Come and look over our
stock before buying else
where. We are sure we
can please you. Always
the BEST from
We Don't Propose
To Bore You
with a long list of the tools and hardware of every
description to be had at this store. All we say is
that no matter what you require in those lines,
come here and get it. If it's good, it's here. If it
isn't here you would hardly be likely to be satis
fied with it.
Prewitt & Howell
We have the
and Cut Slass
In Central Kentucky
j. w. JOMS
MT. STERLING, KENTUCKY
Tun wrtn him
MT. STERLING, KENTUCKY
Best and most modern equipped salesroom in the
State. Lighted by electricity, has elevator and
hydraulic press operated by electric current. Floor
will hold 250,000 pounds daily. Plenty of buyers
and highest prices secured.
A. S. HART, President A. B. RATLIFP, Vice President
D. W. RATCLIPFE,
in ine vuv
C1A Corner Bank
and Main Sts.
General Manager 2o-i2t
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MUCH COMFORT FOR POULTRY
Hens Sing and Cackle In Cozy Winter
House When Kept Busy Scratch
ing for Their Feed.
In our winter poultry house on cold,
snowy days our hens sing and cacklo
as If they wero enjoying summer
weather. The house Is 14x56 feet,
with largo windows on the southern
exposure. Its equipment consists of
clean, inviting nest boxes, self-feeders,
with grit and shells, the ground floor
banked deeply with leaves and straw,
writes Gcorgo W. Drown of Hancock
county, Ohio, In the New England
Homestead. We keep tho hens busy
from daylight until perch time dig
ging after small grain scattered sev
eral times dally in the litter. Lawn
clippings, meat offal, beets, pumpkins,
cabbage and an occasional sheaf of
wheat, oats or cloVer hay suspended
from the roof gives them business.
It is tho busy hen that lays the
eggs. She hustles and has red blood
coursing In her veins to keep- her
warm on cold days. Our perches can
bo hooked to the roof, and If we have
any drones In the flock Inclined to
spend much of the day on the porch
we just hook the perches to the ceil
ing. They soon get the habit of
hustling with the rest of the flock.
We have no use for drones on our
farm save In our apiary.
HANDY FOR COLLECTING EGGS
Desirable to Keep Separate Box for
Each Pen Where Trap Nests
Are Being Used.
When trap nests are used It Is some
times desirable to keep a carrying box
for each pen which receives the eggs
as they are gathered, says the Farm
and Home. Number each tray or box
When trap nests are used In some
to correspond with the number of
Handy Egg Tray.
tho pen. Tho holes in tho bottom
board keep the eggs in an upright
position on the small end where the
numbers can bo easily read.
HABIT OF EXCHANGING EGGS
Little Money and No Satisfaction In
Practice Best to Sell Direct
to the Consumer.
There is no satisfaction, and but
very little money in exchanging eggs
for groceries or grain. By being care
ful in gathering eggs, so that they
won't become chilled In winter and so
tho hens won't sit on them overnight
and using a little care in sizing and
selecting, quite an advance over the
common prices may be obtained.
When possible, sell your eggs direct
to the consumer. If not possible, get
a market In your nearest city with
rome grocer who deals in strictly
fancy groceries and provisions. Agree
to furnish him only strictly fresh
eggs, and then, for your own sake,
live up to your agreement. Carefully
clean all the eggs; don't send any
small, misshapen or large ones. Stamp
each egg with a rubber stamp, using
your initials or the name of your
farm, and In a short tlmo you will
have created a demand for your eggs,
and when you have created such a de
mand your eggs will bring the highest
prices, considerably more than your
storekeeper would pay.
Sovoral neighbors could send their
eggs together, paying a cent or two
per dozen to ono of tholr number for
doing tho business, and In this way
all would gain a little.
Tests of cold storage, as made by
ono of tho experts of the department
of agriculturo led to tho conclusion
that poultry keeps better when not
drawn than It does when drawn. Tho
reason Is that the process of drawing
causes bruises which invite the lodg
ment of gorms. . Ilirds that were dry
picked kept much better than thoso
which had been scalded. The experts
summed up the requirements as
prompt storage, dry picking and dry
chilling. Tbeso esosntlals havo all
been favorable to the cold-storage
trade, but seem never to be com
prehended by the host of agitators
which every year try to secure ab
surd cold-storage laws.
Open Muslin Front Best.
A glass front poultry houso causes
extremes In temperature, warming up
in tho day tlmo and then turning cold
with the setting of the sun. This Is
also apt to cause disease and make
tho fowls' combs and wattles mora
sensitive to frosts. The open muslin
front Is by far the best and at the
same time tho least expensive. Some
glass may be used, but not exclusively
In a recent issuo of tho Win
chester Democrat, Dr. I. A. Shir
ley, of tho State Bonrtl of Ilcnlth,
who attended the Confcrcnco of
Sunitnr.y Workers in the Southern
States at Little Koclc, Arknnsas,
recently, jrives the following facts
which lire of interest to the people
nil over Kentucky:
1. It is the (inn belief of ev
cry one crmnKed in the work of
improving sanitary conditions in
tho South so as to make it possi
ble to prevent disenso and make
life longer and healthier, from the
Administrative Sanitary Secretary
in Washington to the Held men on
tno lirinjj line, that no greater
work has ever been undertaken
.-inco that of the meek and lowly
2. That eradication of tho hook
worm disease and not nmeliorn
tion is not only possible but that
nothing short of this will suflice
the work or the workers.
3. The same story came from
nil parts of the Southland of well
nigh miraculous cures.
4. The belief, born of experi
ence, that no other disease holds
its unfortunate victim so lorg as
hookworm disease; that no other
disease makes tho one alllicted
with it for such a length of time a
menace to those around him; that
no other disease of equal magni
tude is so surely and speedily
5. That no other disease shows
such a variety of symp.toms and
sometimes no symptoms at all, as
b. Hint while as a rule it is to
be found where the sanitary condi
tions are the worst; that is, where
the privies are not water tight and
fly proof, yet it is found under
better surroundings suflicientl.y
often to make it the imperative
duty of everyone, who leaves ideal
environments for even a short
time to seek examination lest the
monster disease, like a thief in the
night, steals a march upon him, to
bo diagnosed when it may be ever
lastingly too late.
7. Hookworm c.i ricrs, per
sons naiooiing very tew worms
and positively without symptoms
except, occasionally, indigestion
nre among the most dansrerous
niPinborsof tlie community as pio-
pagators; hence the duty thut
everybody owes to thcnselvcs and
the community to be absolutely
certain that they are free from
8. That from the examination
of more than 30,000 people from
118 counties our own beloved
State is ufound to he one of the
most heavily infected, aid we
earnestly hope for such a co-operation
of our flighting facilities,
county, municipal and individual,
that ere long it can be truthfully
said that Kentucky, the flower of
t us constellation of Southern
states, is for one, at least, free
fro.n this blighting curse.
9. That every citizen who has
not already done so, should secure
a copy of tho Bulletin of the State
Hoard of Health from its oilico in
Howling Green, telling about this
disease and submit the necessary
specimen so they can know wheth
er they havo it or not, iu4l..
Would Raise Buffaloes
To Reduce Meat Prices.
Joseph Wright, of Danvilie,
Ivy., dealer in imported and do
mestic jacks, is planningjto convert
a portion of his lino blue grass
I'm in, south of Danville, into a
tiuft'alo ranch. He says that
buffalo can be producod'at less ex
pense than cattle and arc fully as
desirable for butchering. Ho is
at present negotiating with West
ern breeders for his fout dation
stock. Ho contends that if tho
farmers will engage extensively in
the breeding of buffaloes tho day
will soon arrive when nieutjprices
will bo materially roduced. A very
strong sentiment has developed in
this country in opposition I to tho
slaughtering of veals. Tho liHp
calves are killpd,,bofiri1tliG.v!iiro
argo enough to produce iTinuch
meat. By their being killed tho
supply of cuttle is cut short, and
the result is high prices for meat.
DAY'S DUTY PUT ON RECORD
Resourceful Mistress of House Devised
Shrewd Scheme for Instruction
of 8wedlsh Maid.
A Brooklyn woman who was going
out of town for a few days was in
a quandary over the problem of her
liiisbaiid's existence during her ab
sence. The maid was Swedish and
could neither read or write Eng
lish, yet she somehow must be told
each day, as only tho mistress could
tell her, what should be done about
the house. A moment's thought
solved the problem.
A list of each day's duties was
mndo out. Next a phonograph deal
er was called up and instructed to
send up half a dozen blank records.
The mistress then sat down in front
of her machine and dictated her or
ders, using one record for each day's
instructions. The records were then
placed in their pasteboard cases, and
thp days on which they should lie
used were indicated on the outside
by one, two, three and four straight
lines, making a mistake impossible.
As a result not only was everything
in perfect order upon her return, but
the novelty hnd so appealed to the
inaid that she had "played" her or
ders over and over until she could
repeat them word for word.
CRUSHED IN THE RUSH
"Is your boy on the football team
"I hope so; he was under it last
A Washington woman has in her
employ as butler a colored man of
a pompous and satisfied mien, who
not long ago permitted a damsel,
long his ardent admirer, to become
his spouse. One day when the mis-lrc.-s
of the liouc had occasion tem
porarily to avail herself of the serv
ices of the butlers wife, it was ob
served that whenever the duties of
tlie two brought them in conjunction
the bride's eyes would shine with ex
traordinary devotion. "Your wife
seems wonderfully attached to you,
Thomas," casually observed the mis
tress of the house. "Yes, ma'am,"
answered Thomas, complacently.
'Ain't it jest sickenin'?"
A belated election story is floating
around about a prominent stock ex
change member who ran for the as
sembly and only got two votes. The
morning after one of his friends
ruine up to him and told him that
he understood a warrant had been
issued for his arrest. "A warrant?"
said the astonished broker. "For
what ?" "For repeating," replied his
NOT A BAD IDEA.
Scene (street car; weather
Conductor Transfer, sir?
Passenger Xo, I guess I'll have
a rain check. Judge.
Redd What do you suppose is a
baseball enthusiast's idea of para
dise? O reenc Why, I suppose it is some
place studded with diamonds.
Magnate Young man, I had to
dig for everything 1 erer got.
Young Man (mildly surprised)
Well, who wouldn't dig for every
NOT THAT KIND.
Gibbs I like a man who can giya
and take, don't you?
Dibbs Not if his specialties ara
giving advice and taking offense
CAUSE AND EFFECT.
"IIo seems to take himself bo tor
"Yes. He once wrote about a
dozen lines that nobody understood."
Gtippke & Ohio Railway
TIME OF TRAINS AT MT. STERLING
In Effect November SI. 1912
(Subject to chanite without notice)
For and From
z 7:12 a. 111,
r 3:47 P. m-
t 5:50 a. 111.
t 2:08 p. m.
I 9:30 a. 111.
112:46 p. m.
x 9:46 p. in.
I 8:44 n. in.
x 12:46 a.
x 9:46 p.
t 8:44 a.
t 7:io p.
x 7:12 a. m.
x 3:47 p. m.
Sleeping, Dining and Parlor Cars on
Consult agents for particulars,
Kireetlve December M. 1912.
Lexington & Eastern
" Winchester ....
" L. & E. Junction . .
" Clay City. .....
" Campion Junction .
" Beattyville Junction
" O. & K. Junction. .
Ar. Quicksand ....
Quicksand . ...
O. & K. Junction. .
Camptou Junction .
L. & E. Junction . .
12:05 p in
Jackson . .
12:50 p 111
1 1 159 a in
Haduix . .
Whick . . .
Krypton . .
Hazard . . .
Train No. 4 arrives at Quicksand, a
station on the L. & E. Extension, at 11:25
a. tu. and train No. 3 leaves Quicksand
for Jackson at 1 125 p. m.
LEXINGTON Train No. 1 will make
connection at Lexington with the L. &
N. for Louisville, Ky. No. 3 will make
connection with the L. & N. at Winches
ter for Cincinnati, O.
CAMPTON JUNCTION Trains Nos.
I, 2, 3 and 4 will make connection with
Mountain Central Ry. to and from Camp
BEATTYVILLE JUNCTION Trains
Nos. 1, 2 and 3 will make connection
nith the L. & A. Railway to and from
O. &K. JUNCTION Train No. 3,
daily, and No. 4, daily except Sunday,
will make connection with O. & K. Rail
way for Caunel City and O. & K. stations.
Gen. Passenger Agent
2-Story Residence.... 3,000
2-Story "Residence.... 3,600
2-Story Residence.... 4,000
Farm $ 100 per acre
Farm 125 "
Farm 105 "
Farm 100 "
Farm no "
W. HOFFMAN WOOD
The Man Who Sells the.Earth