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BUYING BREEDING POULTRY.
Ccod Blood in Poultry Yard I Not
Mer Whim, But a Money-Makrr
lomttl to llitir qiiiiKU Ix'loii- i Ik
LroodiiiK wawm on n. TIuihc ot our
readers liu have ma.lc up I loir uiiutl.i
tO dispose ( ll.l'il ull t'tX'kll lilllUllil
t-t (bi'iu out of the uy and ri plam
iI'mu with new outs iiliou( ni'icH
i iay. Th old ones will never ta.;io
iiairh Iw'ltiT ilmu r:j;lil no. A touuli
o'.J bird can be mail.' very palatable
if put into a Mew and cook.'d sioulv
Inn; enough. If th old uik .-i are nut
out of the way Koip the new one
tirivr, the old ones will look e.imu ht
new one u Intruders, and fights wi!
r Hull than ran s i ve n.i m.J mi
If the n arrivals fiiiil no opp.uienla
I' aeroinuioalate liieiiiM-lves to
r r. . ' .,ua very quieUly. and th- Coek
La ready to pet resuliu by tlie
time cbr are wanted for haieliiir;.
There ran bo no doubt about it. no
doubt that those who are reading
progrebhlve farm pa;..ra will want to
Improve their Mix ks. If they do not
this year, they will, next or the year
after. This liiing of having good Ii'.muI
is no mere idle whim. It is a tuoiu y
makinic proitition. The rooner pood
blood is got Into the flw k, the sooner
wilt more pride be (akeu in the busi
ness and more profits taken out of
It requires so minh money tostorU
op on both males and females for the
larger classes of live stock that most
farmers feel they can not afford It;
ig a pot the rase with poultry.
a cc1 uvue and a pmall number of
i.ir.u.. i aa be got at a small outlay.
If there are no other males on the
plare the new male can be used with
the whole flock. This will Rive a fir
standard bred birds and many others
that are not standard bred. If one de
sires to have soma that are pure
standard bred blood and to know
which are pure blooded and w hich are
not. It will be necessary to have a
pen for the pure bloods. I'sually pens
for poultry ou the farm bhoultl not be
tolerated, but an exception might
properly be made in a rase of this
Where passible, the iu!try raiser
should begin at the ton evvry tiMe
that la, start w ith standard bred fowls
In every casa by using standard bred
breeders of both sexes. If this ran
sot be afforded usually it can th
uaii.x . UcM males, and ra&kt
rnA.-t.re of 'loins o each succeeds e
ytmi. The d.nge that wTJl be wrought
In the flock ia twelve months will be
enough to make anyone proud. The
second year the offspring will look
so much like their standard bred an
cestors that it will begin to be bard
to tell the birds of mixed breed ins
from those that are standard bred.
When a flock reaches this degree ot
excellence, it begins to be a very prac
tical fowl for the farmer whose ch'ef
aim la to get a reasonable number of
epgs and nice carcasses for selling
and to have every lot of eggs and
birds marketed grade evenly and con
sequently ma'ie that pleasant impres
sion on the eye that makes good bales.
It so happens that alter a poultry
rr.an starts with one breed ot fowls
tie concludes be ought to get new
blood by ci cuing with some other
breed. Such violent crosses are un
fortunate, since a common result is
that the offspring do not develop the
good qualities of their Immediate an
cestors so much as they do their bad
qualities. The offspring looks 'too
much like mongrels. Always get new
blood by using birds of the same
The experi?tjce of practical breed
ers have so repeatedly shown that
these princ'-i Irs are correct that there
is no use In listening to the free ad
vice given by some one who Is unaMe
to tell whetiier a fowl is standard
bred or not. WUo experience and
many observations are necessary to
formulate rules for breeding, and it
is safer to fclle the advice of those
who have attained great success than
It Is to follow the advice of eoaie one
who has rciilly never accomplished
With the crops practically housed
rnd only the remnants to be gathered,
there is now uothlug to do but to fix
up things generally and commence op
erations for next year"s crop. One
cool way to begin Is to sow rye,
wherever pcfrtible. for grazing In the
spring and for soil improvement. Ws
want to plan to make larger yields
lr acre next year than we made
this year, or last year either. The
sorest way to do this U to do better
farming. Rye will Lold much fertility
that would be leached out of the soil
by the winter rains and lost to us if
there were uo living plants to take It
up. And wliei plowed under next
spring, rye will give to the land, lu
addition to the stored fertility, humus
which most r.f our lands stand
much In need of. It Is late, of course,
to sow rye. but this Is one of the
things about which it can be truth
fully said: "Uetter late than never."
A dry floor well covered with litter
keeps the bins contented when blis
cards are rasing outside, and It fills
the egg bucket when eggs are worth
anywhere fio.n 30 to 50 cents per
Change the feed lota often. It Im
proves the I:nd greatly and improves
the hog mor- A. M. Worden.
It is clalur.d that fine potk cau Is
nude ou Miuita I -t oiio tuut a iouod.
- A. M. WoiJcil.
FEW LESSONS WITH TURKEYS
ireeder cf Twenty-Two Years' Expe
rience Finos Business More Profit
able Each Yc.t.
I have raised turkeys for tale 22
ici'rs, ami find it a more pioli;u''!e
business mil year, nays a writer in
:!ie Farm and I'ircsiiV.
1 have l.;d to lea in many lc;.;;m:;
jy quite st ii nlvi route. One'
c;.r I failed niitdy by too lose i'l
jrceiiitig. Another year I let my tur
c wander at tin ir own will and
oo: t wlie.e they pleased. Ac.iiu I
kliod so.ee to f j up ia the lice.
1 haul Hti.n.i li!ew them out Mid
Irowucd 21 beauties. Since these len
tous I have worked differently.
I change either breeding luii;i or
:oms every other year. I usually buy
l thoroughbred bronze from sonic un
related Hock. I keep old hens lor
ireedtrs, und find their poults m;iro
lealthy. One early turkey Is mora
profitable than three late ones, so I
lse the first cjsks and sell the later
ues. iii krn hens are set on the
Irst laying and the poultry given to
ho first turkey hen that becomes
ruody. I-irge, airy pens or coops
ih rainproof rool.s are built quite
l liistaure from the house.
The liens arc kept up two weeks,
tnd then turned cut every moruiug,
inless the weather becomes rainy.
They have learned to conic when call
d, and will answer me from ever so
'ar when I call 'Tee turk! Come on!"
I am never too busy or too tired to
et them up at the approach of a
uard storm, and at four o'clock in the
evening. They soon learn to come
home. After they are five or six
weeks old I never feed at noon.
I feed uo slofpy feed, but have good
luck with wheat or corn bread, crack
ed corn, cooked soft, wheat, mashed
The first two weeks are the most
particular. I give each poult a grain
it black pepper when it is 21 hours
aid, and a stroke of lard or vaseline
from bill to top of bead.
Then a feed of hard-boiled egg, shell
tnd all, crushed flne, mixed wiih
bread soaked soft and squeezed dry
T r-H water, sand, Huic and ground
-' ..rs -' .. ket bandy. x. Tfcoy opt
if u'l; i n. ver feed too much. I
nevnr .?' over four times a day.
and that often only a week. More
turkeys die from overfeeding than un
derfeeding. I use a fiat board to
sprinkle their feed on, and keep it
rlean. It rays to be cleanly with tur
LEGHORN HENS AS MOTHERS
Although Called Nonsitters Occasion.
ally One la Found and Will
Cover Many Eggs.
Although the Ieghcrns are called
nonsitters, they do sit occasionally,
and I like them very much as moth
ers. It would hardly seem possible
that a Leghorn hen would cover moro
eggs tlinn a Cochin, but It Is a fact.
Fay a writer in fln exchange. Tho
Cochin's wings are short and stubby,
whllti the Leghorn's wings nre Ion?
and tht will spread them over a big
nestful. Last summer a Leghorn In
cubated 20 eggs for me and hatched
19 ot them. It was,' however. In tho
month of July, and her ncFt was care
fully arranged In a basket; but I nev
er give them less than 15. They tnke
excellent rare of ttoir young; being
light weight, they seldom hurt a
chicks by stepping on It, and they
will fight Intruders fiercely.
Keep your stock healthy, clean and
Not all the failures of poultry life
are due to tho hens.
The first duck eggs of the season
are hardly ever fertile.
Don't gorge the growing chicks one
day and starve them the next
Any fowl ia liable at times to pro
duce an egg containing blood spots.
Well grown ducklings very ofte-t
will begin laying at five months of
Chicks like heat, and it Is good for
them; but there is a difference iu
Don't let chicks squeeze through
elated coops until their bodies arc de
formed. Poultry trsF.Unjr a3 a pursuit in cm
pliatieally a labor of love, but it ia,
nevertheless, a labor.
CUTTING BACK FRUIT TREES
Only Three to Five of Best Limbs
Should Be Treated. Says a Colo
rado Press Bulletin.
A great many factors I'titer into the
determination of Just how a tree
should be cut bark. In this article,
ays a Colorado bulletin, only n gen
eral rule can bo given. Only three to
Jve of the best limbs Fhould bo cut
Pruning Young Apple Trees Before
back to 8 or 12 inches, making the cut
Just in the direction in which tho
limb should grot
All trees should be kept low beaded.
Be careful not to cut off the lower
lliabs when It is not neesiary, as they
are usually tho very ones to be left.
LoweBt limbs should be from 18 to 21
Inches from the ground. If the tree
has been pruned so that the top is
much higher than this, it Is usually
best to cut the entire top off about
three feet from the ground and de
pend upon forming the top from limbs
which come out below this j'oint.
Peach trees can stand more sevens :
pruning than either cherry or apple. I
Teach trees should generally bo cut !
off about IS Inches from the ground,
and if there are any branches below 1
that poljit they should be cut back to
the first or second bud. Cherries or 1
plums need practically no pruning ex-
cept to rut the .branches off a foot or I
so from the trunk.
VINE CUTTINGS FOR SPRING
Should Be Kept Moist Until Rooted,
and Then Given Frequent Culti
vation Hoe Often.
Currant and grape cuttings, planted
in betls In early spring, are mulched
in late summer, preferably" with saw
dust or tan bark, and kept moist until
the cuttings are- rooted. Later on the
propagating bed Is given frequent
and shallow cultivation. Hoeing Is fre
quently done between tho rows of
plants, which are IS inches apart.
This keeps fresh soil around them,
keeps down the weeds and water Is
given when the soil is very dry.
A propagating bed for strawberry
plants also needs some attention. The
weeds must bo kept out. It la best
to cut off the late runners, ns tho early
ones make the strongest plants. If
several varieties are in tho bed set
up boards between each to prevent
' them running together, and bo sure to
j label each division with, the name of
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gon Man Composed Mostly of Ar
ticles Around Home.
Tho Illustration shows a. milium nr.
i au&i-uieiii. lur ciy-iiiius una ui'Biroy iug
insects, patented by a resident of C'an-
; by. Ore. It Is composed of articles or
dinarily found around a bouse, and in
cludes a barrel, dishpan, lantern, and
Ihree sticks for a tripod. The upper
section of the barrel ia cut out and ttio 1
' lower part contains fruit or other od.ir-
ous materials. The pan conUins liquid.
WITH THE MOVIES.
Preedoiii, represented by a beautiful
gill nttirl In classic draperies,
bhrieked .vlcu Korciuskl fell.
"Don't strain your lungs," said the
man who was operating the picture
niacin:!". "If joii simply move your
lipa we'll get all the effect we need."
The boy stood on the burning deck
"Don't stand like a wooden Indian,"
yelled the man at the machine. "I dun
lin win re .lie management finds all
th so bum hams."
A soldii r of the legion lay dying at
"One minute to change the reel,"
bawled the operator. "Keep your pose
That won't give you tlmo to amok
Just as Easy!
The child of tpe jirofeadona! humor
ipl wan gating at a lump of ice, from
which vapor was rising.
"See, father!" cried the child. "Even
the ice. is hot."
"Well, run out into the pantry and
you can ree the lee-cooler," . replied
the professional humorist, carefully
making a nolo. on his cuff. Llppin
POP PLAYED POKER.
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Teacher (to geography -class) Wil
lie, you may tell us what a strait Is.
Willie Five consecutive cards of
Go To It
Quit your crumbling and hoo-hoolns!
l-'ace th Aglit witli cmirngo stout;
It'n tho ntiin who's up anil doing
Who is never down and out.
Earning His Fee.
BreathlostUy he rushed . ii w law.
yer's office. My next v.r r. ighbor
la learning to play tho corner;- i ex
claimed. "The man is a puii! -t nuls-'
ence. What would you advise me to
"Learn to play the trombone," re
plied tho astute lawyer. "Ten dollars,
' The Trouble.
"Why were you absent from school
yesterday, Grace?" asked the teacher.
"rieuse, teacher, muvver was sick."
The teacher, who is afraid of con
"What la the ma'ter with her?
What does tho doctor say it Is?"
"Please, teacher, ho says It's a boy."
Harper s Magazine.
A Trade Grievance.
"Our advertising club has con
demned tho Wisconsin professor who
says noao rubbing should take the
placo of kissing."
"And why, pray?"
"For encouraging a "Just as good'
Cause for Regret. .
Lady I don't like this picture so
well as I did the lust one you took
Photographer Ah, madam, I have
not the artistic taste that I bad when
I wes young; and, besides, my cam
era is gutting old.
Pa Whiz I don't see how Dough
bus managed to get along in Paris,
Do Quiz Why not? '
De Wh!z Why. he couldn" .-..k
the French language.
l)e Quiz No, but his money :o.Jd.
There Was a Man.
Tlurn was a man In our town
Who used to go on toots.
Until ha kiw pink elephants
KmerKlnK from his boots.
The Critic That picture entlO 1
"Charily" la pretty fair for Chur h
niouse to have painted. '
The Querist Yes; wonder wher s h
Kot the model of the 2 bill the iui
nn is handing over."
In Suffrage Days.
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