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ilO JOTUS' CCUP
,w Easy-Going Bookkeeper Got
?cst of Pompous Employer.
By F3ANK FILSON.
fl;, , railed him "Old Jennings" at
-.-, t ho uk 11 ne was not mucu
1B,. v. - . -
I furl:'. oui lien ne nan urcn a
L(',(-f t for the Hammer Press
,:,1:y fur twenty years and was by
i,r tii' lo')?"81 cnipioyeu ui an iub
Jtf liundrM odd persons in the big
tailJins li' votea to mo manuiaciure
j djo patent priming mucmne. jen-
......aafari Prnnlrlnnt- lllnnri utirl
lingS nil1' un ' -
,j( treasurer, Mulcahy, and he could
o-vKbt r the tlino when the Hummer
fxf company was a smaii concern
in n tlnv uhon on MHHter-
cp(rat
itreet.
juft a Jennings was me oldest or
a, no Miss Mary Hewlett was
lj, vA -t ui "omen employes, in a
nrr f,.v years people would begin to
iwj k of l1r a8 un niald. Miss
jfwl.lt was past thirty in fact, she
,U j.ast chirty-nve. sane was me ueaa
tho card Index system, and her
jrtk was Immediately oppOHlto that
Old Jennings In the alnle down
itich l'Ttsldeiit Bland walked pom-p-uly
to his office three times a week
Ui) tonietimes four.
0!J Jennings had never been any
itirg but a bookkeeper. Ho had been
bookkeeper for Van Tuysen, the in-
nntor of the famous press, in the
jnt days of the company; ho alone
4 ibe old employes had been retain
id whin, thirteen years previously,
tbclittlo organization bad been taken
er by i;land.
Yin Tuysen, had he known the real
nine of his invention, might have
bfcoiao a millionaire. Hut be was an
ui; going, credulous sort of fellow,
ill haJ let himself be Jockeyed out
itbis property had sold it almost for
iiongand gone steadily downhill. He
umetlnics haunted the company's
iflces. a disreputable wreck, asking
lor aid, especially after his recovery
torn a drinking spree. Un the last
Kcislon island bad told blm not to
mum. He never came back.
Bat cm Saturday evenings Jennings
tosltl visit him at his cheap lodging
louse on Fourteenth street, and there,
inted upon the dingy bed, they would
jjoiss old times together. Van Tuy
itci batred of lilund was profound,
b pride In his invention supreme
In as grief at the loss of his factory
lb! drove him deeper and deeper into
lit mire. The old man's days seem
td numbered, and, conscious of It, and
i his importance, he felt a resent
Kit that drove him into paroxsyms
i lury.
On Sundays Old Jennings would
olloa Miss Mary Hewlott and they
lake a quiet stroll In the park
BfrtLfr. They had been engaged for
number of years. "Hut we can't be
urhod on sixty dollars a week," said
Old Jennings. And Miss Mary, who
right, perhaps, have risked the ex
periment, would sigh a little and be
lilent. At the door of her boarding
house Old Jennings would kiss her
ood-by.
"Hettor times will come; they must
tome, my dear," he would say. And
Hiss Mary- Hewlott would re-echo the
tope. Surely his salary would be
nued the next Christmas.
Od tho Saturday before Christmas
OM Jennings was not at his post. Ev
erybody wondered, for he had never
ton known to miss a day during the
thole period of his service with the
eompany. liut that evening he was
Van Tuysen's lodyiugs, as usual.
TV old fellow was in a bad way.
"1 guess I'm dono for, John," mut
tered the old Inventor, stretching out
bony hand In greeting. "And you'll
jour old post years after I'm in
ground."
Old Jennings laughed shortly. "Not
w me." he said. "I'm out of it."
"What's that?" cried Van Tuysen,
hb himself and staring at the
oer Incredulously.
"I've lost my Job." said Old Jen
w prosaically enough. "Bland sent
w yesterday. Jennings.' ho
J'd. I guess we ll have to let you go.
'e cutting down expenses and
t afford to keep you any longer.' "
hy," shouted Van Tuysen,
. " K'jt money to burn. They're
r.. k,""-""" H cuid not flni1
uitable slniila
in , ;. 8 way'" 8ald old Jen-
HaTJ ".080phlcanjr- "You know the
Hammer Press has the monopoly of
market everywhere for printing
on the new double-roll ce'
h . Papor And the 8b-rel have
"yd from the original ten dollar.
Wei c,m,e 8L'' e,Klty-four, Isn't it?
I .Sharer and his crowd have been
,Bet COntro1 of They've
h .t but the bareet majority of
1 ibares and they're leaping up m
'veryhour. Now Hland hasal"
t'W"" ln e concern, and
n wh m ChBy' antl 'tB ju8t a JeB
n hher they can teep their ma-
du ' "le 8tock b takln8 up all
" coD1,s lnt0 thfl market gQP
co hcy'ro protty we
'"led. And that.8 why they Ut ffle
u' 1 pill'SS.
rlor'nv'X ':lIhe blnet. won't you?
I 'l u u thlS key oCt my neck
JMiingB obeyed and found himself
iwu ' "R, an R8Boment of collars,
Us... i f h i UTae. in various
"'l of disretmlr.
,J ":!.'rn'ath. John," said Van Tuy-
I-hat paper. John." And Jen
If.'lT ' . hling with his nervous fin-
trt um6W Ut a plece of ollel Paper.
aj , mouldertng string. Inside
-a engraved document, which he
stuilird with astonishment, and thrn,
not iilto undcrstnndlng, he looked
at Vi.n Tuysen Inquiringly.
"One hundred shares In the Ham
mer Press company," said Van 'iiiy
sen grimly. "They're worth about ten
thousand dollars now, John. It's all
that was left to me and I had the
sense to hold on to It. And U's yours,
John, after I'm dead. After? No,
now."
"But this is a fortune!" exclaimed
Old Jennings. "Why, It would you
can't mean "
"Do I mean you to sell them and
retire, John? No, I don't," said Van
Tuysen. "Listen, John, and got your
brains to working."
The two men sat up till two in the
morning, one outside the coverlet, one
propped up within, figuring, comput
ing. And Mary Hewlett missed John Jen
nings on the next day for the first
Sunday In thirteen years.
Strange to say, John Jennings wa
at his desk as usual on the Monday
morning, and the men In tho office,
wlvo had learned of his discharge, look
ed at him In surprise, and winked, and
muttered that tho old hookkeepet
must he losing his wits. So thought
Mulchay, tho treasurer, when ho
caught sight of him.
"I'm did you you receive no coin
municatlon from Mr. Bland yester
day?" ho asked, stopping beside him
as ho passed to his seat.
"Yes. sir," replied Jennings respect
fully. "But I thought Mr. Bland might
have changed his mind nr.d might liko
to speak to me again."
Mulchay was afraid of a scene. He
hated scenes; besides, he did not
know but thnt John might have
seme Hcheine of vengeance ln his
mind, not disconnected with a knife
or a revolver. He walked away to
warn Mr. Bland's secretary. But Jen
nings anticipated him, for, entering at
that moment, Bland, too, caught sight
of JenningB and stopped to ask him
why he was there. And John's man
ncr was so mild, so respectful, and so
portentous, that he actually agreed to
grant him a private Interview.
"Now, Jennings," ho began pom
pously, when they were alone togeth
er, "we can't do anything more for
you. If It's that "
"No, Mr. Bland, It's this," said Old
Jennings, and spread an engraved doc
ument upon the table. Mr. Bland look
ed at It and sprang up out of his chair.
"It's that missing hundred shares!"
he gasped. "Where, did you get it,
Jennings? U's a forgery."
"No, sir, it's the missing hundred
fc'hnres. You said so, Mr. Bland," re
turned Old Jennings qulotly.
"Where did you get it?"
"I've got it," answered John.
"if it isn't a forgery I'll buy it from
you at fifty," said President Bland
eagerly.
"No, sir," answered John.
"Sixty, then, Seventy. Ninety. A
hundred. What do you want for it?
They haven't reached a hundred yet,"
he yelled, losing his self-control en
tirely. "Mr. Shafer would give me two hun
dred," said John quietly.
"Curse you for a thief! Will you
take two hundred at once?"
"No. sir," said Old Jennings.
"Well, what do you want?" Inquired
Bland, sinking back In his chair and
twitching nervously at the morocco
padding.
"Ml tell you," Old Jennings an
swered, straightening his bent form
and looking the other between the
eyes. "I might sell out to Shafer, and
I guess that would make it nip and
tuck between you both. But Sliafer's
Just as big a rogue as you, and Just
as mean, and this time I'm playing
for my own hand and for two others.
I'm not going to sell. Those shares
are worth Just fifty dollars apiece, and
I won't tako advantago of any cut
throat competition between Shafer
and you to mako money. But you'll
do three things and sign an agreement
now."
"Name them, Mr. Jennings," said
Bland; and he said the latter part of
this expression for the first time ln
his life.
"Well, sir." said Old Jennings, re
suming his respectful manner, "you
know that I was associated with Mr.
Van Tuysen in the first days of the
machine and I know a whole lot about
it. So you will give me a ten years'
contract as head of the foundry at
what does Mr. Itogers get? Ah, yes,
at five thousand a year."
"But what about Rogers ?"
"That's so," Jennings agreed.
"Well, as assistant, then, at thirty-five
hundred, with reversion if Mr. Itog
ers Bliull leave you." He was always
a soft fool, Old Jennings was. "Sec
ondly, you will appoint Mr. Van Tuy
sen head of the assembling room, at
the same salary, for I know that
Brown intends to leave you next
month. And he'll be on a ten-year
contract too."
"But tho old Idiot's dead!" yelled
Bland. "If ho wasn't he'd have been
hero borrowing money from me long
ago."
"Oh dear no," answered Old Jen
nings suavely. "I saw bis doctor yea
terday and he told me that, with prop
er care and regular employment he's
good for years. It's grief that's kill
ing him, Mr. Bland."
"Well, what's the third condition?"
growled Bland savagely.
"A month's leave of absence on full
salary for Miss Hewlett and myself,
sir," said Old Jennings. "You see,
6ir, we are expecting to get married
tomorrow. After that she's goinj; to
leave you."
And when Old Jennings waited for
Mary Hewlett that night at the office
door there was a look on his face
which told her what she wanted to
know fully five seconds before he kiss
ed her.
(Couyittfht, 1911', by W. U. Cliapiuao)
WILD LftNO FARMS
What Bohemians Accomplished
by Co-Operative Work.
Families From New Jersey and Ohio
Make Homes In Tennessee Wild
erness Are Not Only Making
a Living but Show Profit,
Nashville, Tenn. In the spring of
1911 the Tennessee Central railroad
located a colony of Bohemians on the
Cumberland plateau at Mayland, un
der the came of the Bohemian Co
Operative Farming company. They
purchased B.300 acres ln the woods
without clearing, houses or fences.
Immediately from New Jersey and
Ohio Bohemian families came to the
plateau and tho work of transforming
the wilderness Into productive fields,
gardens and orchards began. The
story of this wonderful development
Is told by Rutledge Smith, industrial
agent of the Tennessee Central mil
road, as follows:
"The land was subdivided into fifty
acre tracts, one tract to tho family,
so that the entire purchase would care
for 100 families. Mr. Leonard
Bchwarti of New Jersey, an educated,
cultured and trained farmer of large
experience, was made manager of the
colony, and tho work of development
has been under his immediate super
vision. As tho colony is co-operative
in every respect, all the work la done
by the Bohemians, no outside help be
ing employed.
"Tho first work that was done after
the property was subdivided was to
build a few comfortable cottages to
care for the pioneers. This done,
they elaborated a careful program of
procedure which would automatically
expand with the Increasing population.
"I went up last week to see the
fruits of their labors. I found nearly
100 light haired and bronzed faced
sons and daughters of Bohemia, in
telligent, hnppy and content. Satis
faction reigned supremo with them,
and they expressed themselves as
having reached a clime as near per
fection to their Ideals of life as It was
possible to find. It made me feel good
to receive the sincere gratitude of
these sturdy people for bringing them
to the plateau of Tennessee.
"Mr. Schwartz showed me over the
lands. Whore formerly the timbered
Jungle stood were modern, imposing
barns overflowing with feed. The
fields of timothy had cut nearly two
tons per acre, and these had been
turned and planted in turnips and cab
bage for cow feed, and it looked as
though they would produce enough to
feed the mountain.
"Then there were patches of buck
wheat, rye and the vegetable gardens,
all luxuriant and profitable. Vegeta
bles have been canned for winter use
and to sell.
"Not only have these thrifty sons
of Bohemia supported themselves
while making their homes, but are now
CLUES TO CRIMES
Trifles Have Served to Convict
Perpetrators of Murders.
Slough Slayer In England Trapped by
Brown Paper Doctor Crlppen
Might Have Escaped Except for
Hi Bloody Pajamas.
London. The recent death of Sir
Alfred Wills, for many years a high
court Judge, recalls his association
with one of the best known and quite
the most enthralling of legal text
books: "Wills on Circumstantial Evi
dence." Since the previous edition many
notable cases have occurred to enrich
the "romance of the forum," among
which may be mentioned tho New
castle murder, the Slough murder,
Crippon's case and some more recent,
though tho case of Oscar Slater re
cently redlscussed has escaped the
attention of the late Judge.
The veriest trifle sufficed to put the
noose around the neck of Broome, the
Slough murderer. On being arrested
on suspicion, he sought to discount it
by telling the police that they would
find $100 In gold ln his rom, which
he solemnly declared he had brought
away from his father's house.
The money was found, but the
trouble was to connect it with Mrs.
Wilson, murdered some time before at
Slough. However, a smart officer
had noted Just an ordinary piece of
brown paper in the victim's sitting
room. This he carefully preserved,
and on closely examining It it was
discovered that "It had marks exactly
such es would have been made by
sovereigns made up into a rouleau, ln
which they lay not at right angles to
paper, but somewhat sloping. No
other coins wo il-1 occupy the same
space."
There were also marks of two
small milled-edged coins sixpence or
half sovereigns and minute yellow
specks, such as it was found by ex
perlmeat gold coin would leave after
friction with brown paper. The sum
founc' ln the prisoner's possession
being nineteen sovereigns and two
halves, the chain of evidence was thus
completed against him through the
agency of a small piece of brown pa
per. A view of a northern castle ln a
third class compartment enabled an
artist witness to Identify the car
riage in which Dlckman, the New
castle train murderer, and Nlsbet, his
victim, embarked on their fatal
Journey. The accident that Dlckman
MONKS GUARDING
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v -
THE patriotism of the Greeks In their war against tho Turks has been
demonstrated even among the monks who live in the remarkable monas
teries perched on the crags. They armed themselves and have been active
in guarding the passes on the frontier.
reaping a distinct profit. They all
have money, pay for what they buy,
are good citizens and a blessing to
Tennessee.
"Every day Is workday for them. It
Is never too hot or cold; they keep
everlastingly at It. They work with
Intelligence, with a definite idea in
view and accomplish what they start
out to do. They do not practice the
habit of our farmers in going to bed
at dark and rising before day. After
supper they read and lay out the work
for the morrow, discuss together the
best means for advancement, spend
an occasional evening in social enjoy
ment, and at a reasonable hour ln the
morning are ln the fields and there
they remain until dark. Success can
only crown the efforts of such intelli
gent labor.
fumbled in his left trousers pocket
to find his excess fare at Morpeth
enabled the prosecution to connect the
man so observed fumbling by the
ticket inspector with the owner of a
certain pair of "Inexpressibles"
stained with blood on the lining of
the left pocket.
It is still fresh ln the public mind
how the most convincing evidence
against Crlppen was supplied by those
fatal pajamas, the Jacket of which
was found with the body of Hello
Elmore and was proved to belong to a
suit of which the trousers were among
Crippen's effects, sold by a Holloway
firm on January 5, 909, thus fixing
the date of the interment as long
subsequent to Crippen's arrival as
tenant of the bouso, and negativing
the suggestion that some previous
occupier might have done the deed of
darkness and concealed the traces ln
the cellar at Hllldrop Crescent.
An Insignificant 'laundry mark,
"599," showed the body found on Yar
mouth beach in J900 to be that of a
young woman who had lived at Bexlqy
CRUSADE ON
Radical Measure to Bo Introduced In
the English Parliament Protec
tion of Feathered Tribe.
London. A new crusndo against the
killing of birds ln order to supply
feathers for millinery is in progress
here, and a bill is soon to be Intro
duced In parliament which. If it be
comes law, will prevent many of the
cruelest of the practices which result
from the demand for feathers.
Lady Brooke, Raneo of Sarawak,
presided at a lecture ln support of the
plumage bill for the protection of wild
birds, nt the Whitehall rooms. Sho
said sho thought that women bad a
tremendous part to play ln advising
the making of laws againBt the wear
ing of feathers. It was entirely wom
en's part to do this, because It was for
women that the birds were killed, and
women wore the feathers.
James Buckland lectured on "The
Valuo of Wild Bird Life to the Em
pire." Ho said thut the feathers used
In millinery were the "wedding gar
ments of the birds." To be of any
value ln millinery the feathers must
be taken before tho birds attempted
to rear their young. The prohibition
to export plumage from India and
Australia had been rendered abortive
by the illicit trado in feathers, and
Great Britain was the receiver ot the
THE FRONTIER
"In the field the Bohemian rides, no
walking between tho plow handles for
him. There is no dragging the plows
around at the head of the land, but
the horses keep on moving. Everything
that a horse or machine can do the
Bohemian makes them do.
"They are now turning their atten
tion to horticulture and orchards are
being laid out on a scientific scale and
thoroughly prepared. Also dairying
is coming in for Its proper share.
"Just as rapidly as they can build
cottages, without taking the proper
time from the fields, families from
New Jersey are ready to fill them, and
it will not be long until their full hun
dred families are enjoying the peace
and plenty of those who by Intelligent
effort are transforming the plateau
into tho south's garden spot"
Heath, and a cheap beach photograph
served to Identify a necklace found ln
Bennett's possession with one worn by
the dead wife, whom he had throttled
with a bootlace.
A dentlst'B recognition of false teeth
and fillings in tho almost calcined
skull which had once held the fine
brain of Doctor Parkman, led to' the
conviction of bis colleague. Professor
Webster, whose great knowledge of
chemistry had enabled him otherwise
totally to destroy his victim. A den
tist alBo helped to hang Mannings In
like manner.
RIDES 100 YARDS ON ENGINE
Driver of a Louisville Autobus Has
a Remarkable Escape From
Death.
Loulsvlle, Ky. William Lackey,
driver of an autobus, had a remark
able escape here when he fell on the
pilot of a freight engine which had
struck his autobus and knocked him
several feet Into the air. The engine
ran more than a hundred yards with
the man on the pilot before tho engi
neer was able to bring It to a halt.
Lackey was not seriously Injured. The
autobus was demolished.
BIRDS' BEHALF
stolen goods. If the truth could bo
told about the Calcutta custom house
ln relation to certain persouH in Lon
don the public conscience would bo
shocked by the extent of the smug
gling of feathers. With tho passing
of tho plumage bill this trado would
bo stopped at once.
George Greenwood, M. P., proposed
and Captain Tailby seconded a resolu
tion strongly appealing to the govern
ment to grnnt facilities for placing tho
plumage bill on the statute book. The
resolution was carried.
CROW SEIZED A GOLF BALL
North Berwick Woman Player Reports
an Inquisitive Bird With Sport
ing Tastes.
Ixmdon. A golf story which is re
ceived with a certain amount of skep
ticism comes from North Berwick.
It is that Mrs. Barrett, an American
resident there, while playing on tho
course, had her game Interfered with
by a persiBtently Inquisitive crow. She
bad Just made a tee Bhot when the
crow took th-j ball, and, after flying
with It for some distance, dropped It.
Mrs.- Barrett made two other shots,
but the crow twice returned and lifted'
the ball after she had played It
-V M. -
INTERESTING
HAPPENINGS
I
Lessons of National Egg-Laying
Contest Held in the Ozark Hills.
Muiilit;ii!i drove. Doubling the egg
ii Id of the Miswmrl hen is the re--':
son;:lit hy t!u Missouri Stale
I on! try Kn riineiil Station in h(! ei;g
l.:;ig condl juht completed at the
i I. He Unn lieie, a till ;i second con
' st which has hccii hi.nti'il.
Tin" dlii'ctor of the staiioii, under
aIio.,c supirisl,Mi the contests ure
I riai; hi lil, coiiciih-iH this result cu
Ml. ly leamhle. He cxpcctK the es
onti leainel in the contest which
lioseil the laul d.iy of October to h.tve
a trent inllueiice on t,al production
:n Missouri. The scci'inl t oulcbt,
which Has started N cuiiei- li, will
have far greater cflort, as inieiest in
ilie til-tit test, which cxteinli'il tnclve
Months, sir"ad all over the United
Stales and Canada.
The aveiage hen in the United
States lays eighty eggs a year. The
best pi oil m er of (he hens in Hie
Missouri contest laid m cgus during
the year just rounded out. This hen,
a white Plymouth lio k owned by J.
A. Uickerdike of M illeisvllle, III., came
within oue eg of the highest record
ever made in North America. That
is, iu tho number of eggs. In rvaltty,
sho surpassed the record holder, im
diton mid sire of tho product being
con Hide red.
The bolder of tUe es record iu
Canada and ttvo United Mates Is h
Barred Hock heii under Hie care ot
Professor Graham, at Guelih, Canada,
with eggs to her credit. Tuis heu
laid a very small egg, with a very
poor shell. Lady Suowyou. the llli
uois hen which raptured surh signal
honors In the Missouri contest, laid
1'81 eggs of full size, weighing on an
average a little more than two ounces
each, with a good, strong shell on
each egg. Thus her performance real
ly Is much more remarkable than that
of her Canadian cousin, or whatever
relation a Barred Hock may be to u
White Rock.
There were C55 hens in the Missou
ri contest, and they laid during the
twelve months of tho contest b?.Sl:t
eggs, an average fit slightly more than
134 eggs per hen. This is not regard
ed as an especially high average for
hen iu a laying contest, although Di
rector T. K. Quisenberry, in charge
of the Mountain Grove station, says
he doi not regard It as a bad aver
age, considering the promiscuous lot
of birds entered. He states that the
birds in more than a dozen pens
lacked two or three months of being
mature at the time the contest was
started; that more than half of the
pens were made up of hens and that
several of them contained hens 3 and
4 years old.
Commenting on tho results Mr.
Quisenberry sayB: "When wo consid
er the fact that most of those birds
had been carelessly and promiscuous
ly bred, with no special Idea to in
crease egg production, and came from
all classes of breeders, we do not feel
the average obtained was bad.
"The result of tho first contest 1i;ih
not been especially startling, und
neither have we proven nor uttempted
to prove that any one variety pos
sesses all the good qualities."
However, there were mauy facts
outstanding as a result of the contest
In reference to the treatment and care
of tho birds uud the selection of strain
rather than breed in determining on
tho birds to save for egg layers and
those to decorate the p-i when the
preacher calls.
Probably the uio.st Importaut sug
gestion given is that much more de.
ponds on tho strain or breeding of a
variety than on the variety itself. In
establishing a Hock of hens for oither
commercial egg layers or for the pur
pose of supplying the household, the
matter of color, size and shape should
suit individual taste. When this ques
tion of variety is determined then
comes the matter of obtaining a flock
of high producers. This is done by
Koievtion of best typos and e limination
of iho poorer ones. The wise poul
tryman, even of the back yard variety,
will follow home method of accurate
ly knowing just what each hen of the
Hock is (loin,; toward holding up the
Mock average of production. This
knowledge being obtained, the work
of betlering the Hock may begin.
The liens showing the ltiuht ut pio
dudion should be the ones always to
supply the eggs for Incubation and
they should be mated to the proper
males, iih it Is conceded that tho roos
ter lias greater effect on the charac
ter f tti" young chirk than has the
hen Tli iik, by proper seier ion and
breeding a Hock of hens may be built
Stranger Caught Rifling Mail Sack.
Sikision A hir.inger took u mail
sack tram the d-pot at the Imu
Mountain stat-iu, mid was titling it
when discover- d by Statloninaster J.
K. Dove r. The man was overixjwered
and taken to jail
Springfield Suf! ragnttes to Parade.
Springfield. Springfield members of
the Federated W. C. T. L'., tin- Amor-
lean Woman's Itepubllu club ami tho
I Suffrage club have; arranged feir a big
Jollification and demonstration parade
I of downtown business streets.
4 4 f4"H"Mt'M-
up which will far exceed the average)
of but olthly egus a year, which novr
represents Missouri production.
Of couise, aCler a hen of the proper
brooding has been produced, the duty
of the owners is not at an end. Sho
must be led and cared for. She must
have those rations which go towarel
he guarded
DuriiiK tli" progress of (he experi
ment at Mountain Grove the strictest
altetition was paid tho matter of ra
tion for the hens, the chief feeds be
ing a grain luiviiiro and a dry mash
fed In u hopper. Green feed was sup.-pl-td
by giving the birds "sprouted"
oats. The grain mixture wan com
posed In Ilie following proportions;
Cracked corn, "od pounds; wheat. L'Ol).
pounds; oats, lov pounds. In the sec
ond contest, just started. Mr. (Jiiisen-
berry announces that this grain ration
will be changed. Two parts of corn
and one part of wheat will be tho'
grain mixture for tho winter months
and the proportions will be reversed
during the summer mouths. The outs
will be eliminated from the grain ra
tion, as the hulls caused some little
trouble during the contest just closed.
In the 1911 1 contest the dry inauhi
was coinK)sed as follows: Wheat
brain, luu pounds; middlings or
shorts, 00 pouuds, corn meal, 200'
pounds; rolled or ground oats, 200
pounds; dry beef scraps, 1!U pounds;
alfalfa meal, 75 pounds; gluten meal,
60 pounds; oil meal, 25 pounds; flue,
table salt, 8 pounds, mid powdered
charcoal. 25 pouuds.
In the present coolest the dry mash
also will ln changed. In order to
overcome the loss of oats In the grain
ration the oats In the dry mash will
he increased from 200 to 300 iwuiiids.
The sprouted oats ration will bo con
tinued. The dry beef contests of tho
dry mash will be inert-used from 150
pounds to 250 pounds, and the char
coal from 25 to .'15 pounds.
Tho cost of these feeds will, of
course, vary In different localities, but
the Mountau Grovo experiments were
based on prices which brought tho
cost to about 113 cents a pound for
tho grain mixtures and almots 2 ceirta
a pound for the dry mash.
It was the custom dining the test
to feed about half a pint of the grain
rut luu to a pen of live hens each
morning. This was scattered in lltler,
so the birds would have to work for
their f -ed. The night feed of the
grain allowance was slightly greater.
Tho dry mash, being fed in hoppers,
was before the hens all of the tliuu'
and could be partaken of at will.
At uoon each day at the rate of a
hundful to each hen, some of the dry
masli, which had been moistened wilU
buttermilk or skim milk, was fed the
flocks In tringhs. This was not given
ln quantities to entirely satisfy tho
appetites of the hens, being givea
more to allow a variety and to whet
the appetite. The liens actually
fought over tho limited ration, so
much did tiny desire it.
It was ul this noonday meal thut
the sprouted oats wero given,. Mr.
yuisenlierry says the birds liked the;
sprouted oats be'.ter than any class of
green feed tried, that it was econom
ical and caused little trouble in prep
aration. No quicker check, it was found,
could be placed on egg production
tliuu to allow- the drinking pans to be
come dry, so there was speclul atten
tion lo tills detail, winter and sum
liter. A small quantity of perman
gajiate of potash was used in tho
di inking water to prevent colds and
disease. A like quantity of Kpsom
salts was fed in the moistened uiuuh
once or twice each mouth.
This, surely, is a simple scheme of
feeding, und it was found to pay hand
somely in results.
Tile houses used for the flocks were
eight, by ten feet, divided in the ceu-V-r.
Koch house hud two ordinary
stationary shutters iu the frouL of the
i structure for ventilation, It being
found ihat tln-y were better than eilh
I er the open front or curtain type Ui
' shelter, even during the severest
oalhm. Two window sashes wero
used in front und two ill tho rear, tho
latter under the dropping boards. A
! ventilator was placed in the rear, just
In ueath the eaves. Kurh section was
! provided with roosts and feed hop
i pers. Likewise each section was at
teil willi trap nests, two styles bekojf
us d. One was a home made, wood
en nft.iir ami tin; other a manufac
tured metal device. Kurh was found
satisfactory.
Rushing Temporary Capitol.
Jefferson c'i'y. Thu new building
to house? the next general assembly
until tlit- new cupitol can be erected,
is being rushed lo completion, so Ihat
tiie outside may be finished in-fore iha
tilt t I reeling veaiher
Missouri Hunter Killed.
! Spnugtield. As he w is cliiubir.ff
1 over a letic ahead of his companion
I while hunting, Mack C. Douglass.
shipping clerk for a local wholesale
I grocery company, was accidentally
jshot and lulled by J. G. Corziuo.

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