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8 Muhlenberg County
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is rich in co-ll. irnn limtipr nnttrr'a rim
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The investment is
Get our rates. 5
and the most inviting field in Ken-S
tucky for investment of capital and pluck, j
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VOL. XIV. NO. SI.
CULCNVII.LE. KY.. THURSDAY. JANUARY Ki, lJl;.
50c. PEK YEAR. IN ADVANCE
tARLY MOLTING OF CHICKENS
Western Poultrjlman Gives Excellent
Method of Controlling Hen in
Most people believe thai if thoy tan
fi-n-e their bona to vault oarly they
v. ill Iny more c; dutiiiK lh reason, I
Suit this is not tt'tif, liens tint havj
iv.cltcd late will lay more crjss tiuiiui;
the liner than the early molitr::. I
This tins been eliuw u bv llie n.nKt !
r.vretul experiments, but the farts ate
not generally known.
Molting hens require, u l.ir;;o amoaiu
rf food conl.iiniiiK nitron n s in h as oil
i" al, incut and other f ds li.h in pro
tk In. Moliini; ran 1) forced by cir'n;;
Ci.wn the fctd rf hens as it h:i.; hi'in
: Imwti lijr ' tin. en is t'n-ii siuittily
f. ,1 Ktic K. ..In .....lit.... ...ii ... i ....
tho:o on full food, but tho former do j
lu t i.nisn moiling much earlier.
Starved lions moll more tinifornily
than other and this is partieii'mrly
noticeable tn lions two or throe vcar
In an experiment conducted by the
Cornell experiment station It was
found that on baiis of jno in ns tho
fod (look produced cpKS to the value
of $29.97 more than by ihe starved
The total income front all the birds
was 1278 for the starved flock and
$350 for the fed flock, a difference in
favor of aatural molting for the year
of about $95.
A wesurn poultry man of Ions ex
perience gives his method of condon
ing moiling ns follows:
As soon its the hens are thrctmh
laying he turns them, out on alfalia,
feeding them dry bran only, in addi
tion. I'nder this treat mini they p.et
thin. Then he? feeds them a mixed
ration of grains and moa!, plviiti; a
light feed m the uiurnlr.K and nil they
' will eat at aoon and nij;i;t. I'ik'it
this treatment ihoy finish moltini;
quickly, pet new ferthers and bepl-i
laying in September. l;y October 1
they are all in good laying condition
and make a irofH through the fall
PLYMOUTH ROCK IS POPULAR
Bi-cvy -lrVtt Them Ei;
s Utility Fowl.
Th Barred Plymouth Pock Is with
out a doubt the most popular breed
of chickens In this country more of
tbent are found on the farms thnR
any other breed. On special ioultry
farms the Lowborn Is a v.-ry popular
breed, and in the poultry farming
districts the Khodc Island Koda are
almobt excKftlrely used, says a
writer In the Rural New Yorker. A3 a
general util'tr fowl th Wyandottes
Priza Winning Rock.
are second In popularity to the Hoclta,
tb white variety being jhe most pop
ular. Their blocky shape makes them an
excellent breed for broilers. Like the
Plyngtuth Rocks and Rhode Island
Reds, theyjay a brown egg. The Leg
horns lay a white e?g, and In this re
spect tbey have a slight advantage, as
mofct markets prefer the white egg,
though there is no difference in the
qualities of eggs with a brown or a
Overcrowding ducklings will Indues
Kerosene is sura death to lice, !(
arplied as r. spray.
Hens suffer from overeating as
much as frcr.i starving.
It Is provoking to have hens steal
their nests tMs time of the year.
The feeding of onions to laying hens
has produced an on I -in flavor In eggs.
A hen egg-bound will be seen to
visit the nest repeatedly without re
sult. Fodder corn makes fine green food
fcr poultry cf all nes. Try It fed
Many v. ill icaliie this fall and win
ter that the catiy-batched chick Is tha
winter layer. '
It Is not aivisable to allow duck
liugs bathing water before the wcath
tr is wr.rm and plessant
Msrket at ence all males not kept
fcf breeders, and all pullets that have,
not kert rsco w'th the rest of tie
CLOVES MIXTURE FOR tSVtfliifc
Ccmhinaticn o( Aluike With' Either
Comrron Red or Marmmth
Gives Good Results.
t!: 11. 0. WKATIlfUSTONt .)
inixtnre of alslho with citl. r Hi"
ror.iniii.i red or Iho mammoth invcr
will giro mor.) uad hrltcr past lirt than
any oue of thorn. Tho valuo .i' tho
pasture depend. on the miinlx ; of
leaves rather th:in on the titcimv Tlie
per cent, of the leaves is greuiiT in
nlvlho than in tho medium and the
medium has a larger per . cent, of
leaves than has the mammoth, wlioii
onipared villi tho stem. This a!s lie
i finer in Hteni, too. and renowa loafy
prowth ailor eaten down bottrr tlu'ti
'n tho ranker clovers. It pays to ow
about ten pounds of medium ant., livn
pounds c! alsiko to each acre.
I l-nvo noticed that hhoats prefi-r
alfalfa to any of tho. clovers. This
tUKKOKta that they would enjoy a juix
turo of clover IncltwKnx alfalfa. As
it ia lesa hnr'Jy at the r.'art it trf ,!.t.
well to drfcr fowIiik the all i:a
until the season of nevero frost isas
Once eRtabliHhcd.'nlfalfa- w ill eiriuro
as much hardship as any of the clo
vers named, yet noue of them will en
dure gracilis when frozen or even
when covered with frost. A little
care to keep froKt off until the frost
lias disappeared will prolong the une
fulners of the clover pasture. Delay
In turning on in the spring until Sy
will bo prolitnble.
STOCK CHUTE QUITE USEFUL
Convenient Farm Implement Easily
Moved by Addition of Two Dis
carded Mower Wheels.
Perhaps every farmer has occasion
to load soino animal into a wagon and
many of them prepare for this by
building a stock chute. Frequently
these chutes nre built us a permanent
fixture in connection with the feed
lota, but they are often made so that
they can le transported from ont
part of tho farm to another. When ;t
chute of I his kind is built liavy and
strong (iicniKh to support tho weight
of a mature beg or a largo calf it
becomes a olumiey thing to move. Mr.
K. J. Linscott. owner of the liowalpha
Jerseys at I lolton, Kan., has solved !
this problem of inconvenience) In a
very easy way. The wheels and axlo
used in making bis stock chrtte aro
Stock Chute on Wheels.
parts of old machinery found on. tho
farm, the wheels being taken from an
old mow?r. The upper end of the
chute is provided with two stiong
iron hooks, which aro sharpened) so
as to engage the bottom of the wag
on bed and prevent slipping after the
animal starts upward. With such an I
arrangement there is do difficulty In '
building a chute of ample strength ;
because the question of weight Iihs '
relatively little.importance. The chute j
can be hooked on behind the wagon I
end hauled to any part of the farm, i
Giving tho Horse Salt.
It is a mistako to deprive a horse, ,
of fait. Large lumps of rock salt i
should always be kept in a box in u j
corner of tho manger, where the !
horse can help himself.
Lice on Horses. I
For lice on horses uso a good j
louse powder generously wherever
lice appear, and blanket closely for
12 to 15 hours. This kills most of j
them. Repeat If necessary. I
live . STocra
IUinds on the nervous horse are as
fuel added to fire.
Have the ewes in good flesh con
dition at mating time.
Oats should be made a part of the
ration of the growing colt.
Phoats are certainly an attractive
proposition at public sales.
Stick to the "golden hoof" ar.d
turn farm wastes into mutton.
Exposure to chill and rain is detri
mental to any ailing dumb animal.
At this time of year considerable
attention should be given to the
A windmill Is a necessity on every
if took farm where there is not fresh
Good horses and mules were never
higher in American history than they
are at tho present time.
The stables, which will soon ba oc
cupied by the livo stock; should be
made comfortable for their.
The man who gets tho cor.t of pro
duction down to the minimum is the
man who makes tho money.
A blanket of fat on a horse, like
charity, is a mantle that often serves
to cover a multitude of defects.
Experienced shepherds usually
make a practice of flaphim: out thu
ewes Just before breeding time.
A coot of whitewash oa thj inside
of the barn and other out oiAldiiifc.-i
will make them lighter and clouner.
How to feed and fiuk'h hogs for
market is a science, a kno. Icd" '
which Is of great vciuo to hog raisers.
Hog cholera, or dineaso rvcmbling j
it very closely, is reported breft!ui;s
out in many different parts of the
ONE ROAD IS MADE PERFECT
Hummeltston Pke, Near Harrisburc,
F., Co.-.sidered hy Experts tj
Bo Model Highway.
Tho Ilitmmel'.itou n pike, near ilar
iislnir, It., I.'i ronsiilored liy ox perls
lo bo a model rend. It in made of a
mixture of water, pan. t:ir. cement,
liquid H!'ilialHim. ror.d oil. carbolic
f!:;:;nf.-,ctini;-powder. f:i1p"into of cop
prr, unil oil of winlorgrcen. Tho ruI
ph:it of cupper it u?od to prevent
ill- oil.t from beromini; U'liiied, nnd
the wlntorcroon counteracts the r .l.ir
of Iho others. Thorn Is nothing dis
ai;re.alilo nboul t'.u staoll. A curii:ii3
fffoct of lh mWtiiro Is its dipinfoct
lor; power. Dnrini; tho past V;rr
thero n:i not n fmi-'Io oont.ilotpt dl.-
e.ie.o in that section. The et i't of ap
pi'ing tho mixiiire ii o'i conla a
i nuaro y ird. rh.- resient liindn tlio
ilirt totother lil-.o etono. and the nils
iak it w.ilornrofil'. po that it roadMy
ih' ds wator. Tho road i.i never ir.nd
iy and, tmlikt; a tar road, docs not bi--'c::!o
nlipp:Ty in v.i itcr time. Frost
has no oiroct on it nt nil. The cost
cf pnplyins It i:i very small, ns It is
rprinkled on lilt" water. That tho
method and tho Mixture is n perfect
success han boon shown during the
present Funimer. Iv-rpito the heavy
automobile and wauiou trallic, the roatl
I.i perfectly niieolh snd very hard,
and it hns tact tho (ot in every way.
HCW BIRDS PROTECT FARMER
Estimated Li'tle Songsters Save
$200,000,000 Worth cf Crops Year
ly by Killing Insects.
I.arse mimberu of our moat beauti
ful and bonoikial birds may be scon
during the mouth of October linger
ing with us for a while on their way
to the Fouth. II' rm i t and rray-chfi'lt-led
thrushes, white throated ennrrow-H,
aickrlsfils. brow 11 creepers. kliiRlttn,
warblers, blue birds and others, all ot
which us a rule inhabit more, scelud
td places, may b,; found among tho
shade trees and shrubbery of the city
tays a writer in the Chicago News.
It will be found upon investigation
that they are vigilantly searching for
JnsecU niopt of which are injurious.
These birds should be protected by
nil mnans from the boy with iho sling
!hot or air cuu and from prowling
It haa been estitnaled that the birds
in the 1'nited States cave $20(1.000,000
worth of crops t.ieh year. Thu tree
-sparrows in Iowa eat 4,tJt;ti ouo.ds ol
' weed seed dciily. One fully-dodged
robin v. ill eat sixteen feet of cater
piilur daily, or about 4,560 Individuals
Ilowcvtr, in spite of the persistence
cf tho birds the npido worm in Illi
nois destroys $;,,37j.0'!0 worth of riuit
eruh yrur. The potato bu dama;;'a
o'r.'aes In .'asi;;!eliusct j to the
value of $7.,in.)0. Tlie chinch tag an
nualiy damnpes crc.j'U i'.i tlie 1'iiitcd
States to tlie ntnt.uat of f LJ,i)0: OJ').
Insects generally tloafroy $S0O,Oao,it)d
worth of crops in tliia country each
Let us protect tho birds if for no
.t'!cr reason than for tho welfare of
the crops. The insect ravage:! onco
checked perhaps the high co;-t of liv
ing may bo somewhat redttcej.
f ' J
Ilattcn ths cracks.
I corly drained bottom lands ore not
tultablo for alfalfa.
Many silos will bs tilled with frost
bitten corn this year.
Prices of all kinds of grain are low
er than they have been lor some time.
Practical fanners consider It a
waste cf ftcd to plow down a crop o?
Tho lu'e for plowing under clover
for green manure ia when tho head
Aftir seed torn i3 gathered from
tho field it should bo dried aa quickly
Torn (,'rowu tor grain and for fo-.ld r
rhould bo cut and shocked as soon
Kaiir (.truck bv frost when green
itl generally color tome after it is
it the bhoch.
Kafir killed by tiic frost will make
fuir feed even if it U green, but it is
Tho 1912 hay crop is estimated at
72,000,imo tons, l.iii- t j ear's w as fig
ured at Dr.titiO.tiOO.
ri.iwiiiK gai'deiia i t tho fall gets rid
cf most of the weed seed and makes
them ca-.'ier to tend next spring.
One. of tho great drawbacks on
many fi'.nns is tho nmr.ll ai'.o anil ir
regular Fhupe of the cultivated Holds.
Kxp?rt truckers and gardeners pile
the manure close to where it ia to ho
Vbcd; this pa -en handliuK in the
ir - )i
USE KELP AS A FERTILIZER !
M?ny Farmers Along Maine Coast
Gather Seaweed In Large QuantU I
tics and Scatter on Land.
Tho main in thoj picture is one of
tho many farmers on the Maine coast
v. ho-gather kelp tojput on their lands j
us fertilizer. Kelp ip a seaweed which 1
is washed up on the shore, and at'
low tido, farmers klong tho Atlantic j
cop.st gather it In) large quantities
rnd Fpread it upo their land. This!
makes a very good fertilizer, particu
larly as rn few anfmals are raised in'
New EngU'nd thaK stable manure Is'
Fcurce. However, bs kelp is now be-
in? used quite extensively in the man
ufacture, of drugs and other things. It
Ia becoming more raluablo for those
purpones than for fertilizer, and tho
wonder Is what theso seashore far
mers w ill do next to obtain something
to enrich their soil
BEE-KEEPING fOR A FARMER
No Agricultural Property Will Make
Equal Returns for Trouble Caused
by Honey Insects.
A great many farmers seem to think
(hat honey bees are not worth any
thing, but still ther value what they
iticke very highly. 'Every one of them
would be glad to have honey on his
tablo all the time. If they would Just
take a little extra time and labor tbey
could have all they wanted.
Just have a few hives In the back
yard, and you will hT all the honey
you want for yMr owa use. If you
have not anrMBt to spend
with bees,' why not let yonr wife or
the children have a few colonies?
Hoe-keeping is a light, pleasant out
door work. Considering the time re
quired and money spent, there id
nothing that will net tho owner any
more than the keeping of bees.
As high as ten dollars' worth of
honey has been gathered by a sinlo
swarm of boos; but generally thoy
gather about two dollars' worth in one
Many ppople would keep bees if It
were not for their stings. A bee
keeper does not get stuns often he
would not any more think of getting,
rtung in picking up a handful of bees '
than you would in pickiug up a J
downy little chick. I
Honey is a good food for tho sick i
and well, old and young. It can be '
I'sed -a great many ways in the
kitchen in preparing things for the
TO HITCH A CORNSTALK POLE
With Fastening of Chain Near End cf
Each Double-Tree Considerablo
Trouble Is Obviated.
Hooking a Gtnlk polo by fattening
a long chain from notches to cleavers
in the center of tho double tree, often
causes a lot of trouble by the ends:
Hooking a Stalk Pole.
Jerking back uud forth, caused by
;';ht and heavy places in the stalks.
Willi the fastening of chain near tho
erd of each double tree the troupe
Locating the Apiary.
In starting on apiary tho first
thing to bo considered is tho selec
tion of a eu-'tab'io location for tho
hives. This should be in some opeu
er nearly open place where thoro
vill be no overhanging branches from
iees to interfere with the operation
ef the apiarist, convenient to some
building to bo used ns a shop for
preparing tnd storing hivea and ap
paratus, and near enotmh to tho house
to bo ensily watched in swarminq
time. and. above all. In a place suffi
ciently level lo unite it easy to get
around the hlve3 and keep tho grass
mowed about and around them.
Pos may bo bought at this season
very 'cheaply and. If you aro a good
jud.e of colonies, thoy may bo bought
and moved a few miles in a spring
wauor. if handled very carefully. Put
il w nest tn impossible to ship hives
full cT bees and honey by railroad at
this timo of year. Anyone con
templating buying had better con
tract now and ship in early spring
after tho most of tho honey ha3 been
consumed, and the combs toughened
P Ml IE
T7SICK TO WORK AND YOUR
WIFE IS WEAK AND AILING
THERE'S HOPE AND HELP
FOR YOU BOTH IN
Thoy build up the run-down; they strengthen tho woak; they
invigorate tired and worn-cut peopi-o. They're uncquoiied fcr
dyspepsia and indigestion, constipation and malaria, bilious
ness and jaundice. They're a blessing to women who suffer
from backache, headache, fainting or dizzy spells and a bocn
to all sufferers from kidney troubles. TRY THEM.
H. SOLD AND GUARANTEED
DR. J. W. BAIUGWi
l U M X I T
Crown" iiritlg uru Uunr mi rcuaall
) Hf U t;ir, in o Jon BuilUtOjf.
DR. T. J. SUIGN,
I'Hyttlcitfn anil hurgcon,
O01c Main-vroBlrecl urar Muiunrrrl. Ik
HOWARD & GRAY,
like la Srtn WMCit, tftMitc UBcast McL
DRS. HELTSLEY & HELTSLEY
Oftice at Home, East Main'Cros Street.
Telephone No. 7H,
Louisville and - Chicago
P.KST 1.1 XK TO
California ami the
Two train daily
Freed! Lick and West Baika Springs.
- m - '
Dining and Parlor Cars.
I'alace Drarinjj Room Sleepers.
II. H. BACON. D. P. A..
X. W. for. 4th and Market St!..
OVEtl K3 YTAnS'
An-r.n? .'mrfln a ulictrh mvl lrriitl.ii m
H"l. If j.crliiiii oiiroi.mi. il Uvq wliHhr
ini. ulion i- n.hl'ly pniei'iiiM.. Conmmr r .
ti','i!eitritllTr..iill'l..iill:il. ItA.IDbOOII on I .v, h.
. i:l lr'. l.t wnr) ti,r'H-uriiiirPileil .
re:itii taUt-n tl,rui.'ll tunn a Co. rJtc.re
i,' uil n jk, wittfiul cti 'rcs, lutu.
A tiamtKimolf lltmfnitfvl tw'T. T.rroat ir
,'..i.,n..i ef n , it-Mll!.- V'linra. Vrrni. t.i a
I!...; r.ww "ii,,i, - J , ...... ;
e..uct e'.tWo. iXi I' tt Wuhiciiluu, U. C
It i3 a very eetioua na:w to at
tor c?;e medicine r.nl have the
it vror-r c-.c rv.-cT vovu l er mis
l - ; 5
v.'O :rs;e you in tuying tt -j
:ful to ret tho p-rioas- It
il be careful to jjet the p
Ths r?pntaiion cf C!s clJ, rel:
bl? med.cine, U-r ccn:t:-aiion, in
digestion and Lvcr uaub, is lirm- H
ly citablishtO. It docs r -t i3UUta f
other medicines. It id better th-tn B
otacrs, cr it wou:a rt- r.o ir.e ij-
vont3 liver pcrvdrr, with a larj
aaic tu an a 1 ouicrs com'jiceu.
SOLD Ef TC'.VN
IF YOU ARE TOO J$T" .
PRICE 50c AND $1.00 PER
ty Jarvis 6c Williams.
SHANNON, imOk k (0.
Wc announce to our trade and the pub
lic that our stocks of goods in all depart
ments are larger and better selected than
ever in our history. Wc carry a varied
line of :-: v :-: .
-r -? r-.n .vjpph most t 'i.c v.oitji of.the
nvle. In Dry Coox "I--W ? Sfccs,
tiats. Etc, we effer large selections.
In Groceries. Hardware, Tinware, Farm
Implements and such goods our stocks
are especially strong. :-:
In all departments prices will be found
the lowest, and your visits will be higlily
appreciated. :-: :-:
ff j-ioi uukv.u-ui uiiu.i lurviuii LrvHtl iliiciu W Uhl
business, and v;i'.l carry a comprehensive line cf CoSns, Cas-
q kets, Robes, Suits, Wrarrs and Dresses. Abo hzxc a Hearse i
ft in scn icc, cn call anywhere. Orders In UiLi line given pron:pt ii
ft and careful attention any hour
a".L', l:t. I.
SHANNON, MERCER S CO.
' 4 2 2 1 fr
My Doctor Said
"Try CardnJ," writes Mrs. Z. V. Spell, of Haync, M. C I
" I was in a very low stale r i licaltli, and v.v.3 i:ci able to
be up and tend to iny duties. I did try CarJui, aiid soon t
began to feel bc;:cr. I got tb!: to be rp and he'p do my R
housework. I conliiiued to
r-A . .Li . .
t am auie vj no my nour,eworx aiiu to ior n:y cr.jjrcn,
and I feci as though I cot;!d never praiss Cardui caoush.
fc for the benefits 1 have received."
Cart'ui is succe?sfu!, because it is made especially for H
women, arid acls ppeeiiiccliy c:i the wor.iaii'v consiituJcn. fh
Cardui dues one thinrr, and dotr, it well. Thnr exolains fi
tfi the !:"" success which it ha-s had, urij tic pSt &" years, r?J
h4 heli.iiv? thr,u?anU3 of v.eak ar.d aiiinij women b..ck to K?
health al hacpincss. Cg
Ir yoit are a wni.m. feci iircd. o'iH, at-d r.rc ricrvotis, .''
cross ami iinJablc-. it s because on need a tunic. Why rot j
try caruui i (..rauui t?renpnens, restores, ar.c act3
in every way as a special, tonic remctty fer women. Test
it for yourself. Your t!nij:gi ;t sells Cardui. Ask hir.L
Write ia t ul Ai'v i -n-i rW-ni
for Spttu.i lr.Mr.Lj".s. luj w-ye bo.
IMVIAU r V-ML'M -HI
. v I IB TAX TV f TN.
I -TV -5K ?fflf H 1111 ILt linen
i MMt Si
day or night.
l It i'i RjL J.
- a- -a - j ta- vj-
take tlie inctlicinc, and now I
h i sat?
rtiin - M - xai t'-f.." rv.i',. f
" ik.u t T.'iatcai kit Woocu" toil -jte. J 'A
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