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A. P. DRAKE, Editor
A German says electricity will cure
Insomnia. Cut with fatal result
Turkey does not seem to have done
much for Europo except exist there.
It Is not difficult to mako tho Jani
tor believe In that rumor of a coal
On tho other hand, it froquontly
happens that motorcycle riders are
"Everybody's going to get n red
nose," declares a SL Louis physician.
Radium Is advanced as n euro for
trout, flout always was a bloated
A Pittsburg tramp was arrested
with 1.000 pennies In his pocket IIo
was coppered, all right.
A woman has been nppolntcd con.
troller of Atlantic City. Control fash,
lone, bathing suits, or what?
nicctrlc lights have now boon used
bout thirty years, but somo people
aro still blowing out the gaa.
A Gorman scientist says that tele
phones mako tho modern man crazy.
IIo must bo on a four-party lino.
A Newport woman was fined for
stenllng a dress which she hid in
her hat Ret It was a bathing suit!
An Ontario doctor advocates hot
hatha as a cure for delirium tremens
Ijick of whisky would Berve tho sarao
The lord mayor of Ixmdon may bo
onto person: but there Isn't one In
a thousand on this sldo can tell his
Rrussels has had a marriage on
bicycles. In tho courso of a century
or two they may advanco to aero
planes. A prize hen In Missouri has laid 260
eggs In eloven months What was
the hen doing on tho other seventy
"Lovo cannot thrive on less than
ISO a week," says a Now York clergy
man, thus giving us a line on tho
cost of living.
A flerman professor says that
cooking Is a lost art, but look it the
lovely fruit salads our girls aro mak
Queen Mary refuses to employ a
typewriter for her private correspond
nco. Perhaps she wants her epistles
When Informed that $350,000 had
been stolen from him a Moscow mer
chant dropped dead Poverty suffers
from no such chocks.
A torpedo boat destroyer hit a barge
In the Delaware, river and was badly
damaged Ono can't bo too careful
of these frail war craft.
"Paris Is adopting American
dances," says a dispatch. We're sure
ly going somo when we can teach
Paris anything In that line.
A Cornell professor announces that
a now Ice age Is about to strike the
earth. Thank goodness, one commod
ity will go down In prico then.
Government scientists who nro to
raise vegetables by electricity may
havo noted the success with which
many peoplo ralso Cain under the
glow of the arc lights.
A German scientist has Invented a
machine that you feed vegetables Into
and get real milk from. It's a safe
bet there Is a pump around It some
where So far as the reports go, none of
the prehistoric cave paintings In
Europo thus far discovered 1b an
Interpretation of moonlight or a stilt
llfo portrait of a pan of fried eggs.
German duelists aro In a dilemma.
It Is n disgrace to refuse a challenge,
and they'll bo sent to prison If they
fight. The only solution appears for
them to be killed.
In the old days the nappy Eskimo
was able to go out and for tbreo fish
hooks buy tho prettiest girl In tho
Igloo for his wlfo. That was before
he was discovered Now, the girls
pay for the husbands.
After July 1 of next year Louisiana
shoe dealers will havo to sell puro
goods cr be liable to punishment.
Polar explorers will now know where
to procure tho footgear containing
the greatest nourishment.
Prof. Flynn advocates hair pulling
as a fine cure for baldness, but there's
many a man minus his hirsute adorn
ment who won't agroe with him. '
In the Islo of Man. the wedding
ring was formerly employed as an In
strument of torture. It is in this
country today, In many Instances.
Dictators of fashion state that the
waist line may be placed this season
wherever the wearer chooses How.
rer, It probably will continue' In the
uni old place.
CABE OF THE FARM FLOCK
PULLETS SHOULD START LAY.
INQ BEFORE COLD WEATHER.
By H. L. Kempstcr, Assistant Pro
fessor of Poultry Husbandry In
the College of Agriculture.
The farm hen should come In for
special consideration at this lime of
the car. lloth old liens and Imma
ture pullets should rrcelve extra care,
the old to enable them to complete
the moult, the ouug to fully mature
so as to Induce them to lay before
winter If the birds do not lay be.
fore cold weather sets In It Is dirt I
cult (o get them started until about
February 1st, but If they commence
laying now there Is no reason why
they should not continue to la dur
ing the winter months
If the hen house has not been thor
oughly cleaned now Is the time to do
It Alt the foul tlttor and dlrst should
be removed and new dirt put In to
take the place During the winter
the birds nro quite largely lonflned to
the houso and It Is more necessary
that tho quarters which the occupy
be perfectly eanltaiy. Hens will not
do well if tho lloor of the house Is
damp Quite often the floor I; lower
than the ground outside caused by
cleaning out tho oM dirt nud falling
to replace with new. If the hen house
floor was damp lait year now Is the
tlmo to remedy It A good dirt lloor
can bo made by fill ng In with about
four Inches of coaide material, such
as cinders, covorim: this well with
two liichen of clay to as to prevent
the dirt from above lifting down
through and then covering tfie clay
with a couple of Inches more of loose
earth This will prevent moisture
from working up Irom beneath and
will make the lloor dry The lloor
should then be covered with a foot
oi more of straw and the grain fed
bj being burled In this litter, thus
keeping the hens busy scratching for
their feed Pullets should If possible
be separated from the hens Mature
hens will often fight and overrun the
young and the smaller will not do as
well as If kept by themselves.
The rations which the University Is
feeding at prosent consist of the fol
lowing Scratch f-Ht Is made up of
equal pnrts of corn and wheat fed
morning nml night A mash, consist
lug of bran one p.m. middlings: one
part, comment one part, beef sernp
one half part, alfalfa meal one-half
part, by weight, is fed at noon In a
hopper to which the birds have ac
cess only In the afternoon Approxi
mate!) twice ns much grain Is fed at
night as In the morning and twice as
much scratch feed Is consumed as
mash Skim milk or buttermilk Is
kept In pans before the birds and they
have access to grit oystershclls and
clean, fresh water. Green food, such
as cabbage, sprouted oats, steamed
clover, etc.. should be fed to take the
place of the green food consumed dur
ing the summer. Often patchea ol
rye, etc., enn bo sown about the poul
try houso and during mild weather
the birds permitted to range over It
Where table scrap are available the)
furnish nn excellent addition to the
OIn general during severe and stormy
weather It Is not .id v liable, to let th
hens range Quite often egg produc
tion Is retarded by this practice At
the University the pullets are being
housed and kept enclosed While the
practice Is subject to crltMani it
seems the only way in which the
joung pullet can be taught whero her
home Is, otherwise the bird would seek
Its old roosting quarters and would
necessitate catching a number each
night After a few weeks they can bo
allowed range without danger of their
leaving their new home On tho farm
great difficulty is often experienced
because of tho birds persisting In
roosting In trees, etc When confined
tho Immature can be forced Into egg
production much quicker than when
they aro permlttod ranged.
The feed should bo liberal, but not
too much They should be fed all
thoy require, but must be kept busy
scratching and exorcising during the
day An actlvo hen with a full crop
at night is the one which will be most
liable to produce
Above all. make rhanges gradually
Quick changes Induce moll and a pul
let thrown Into the molt now will not
be through until 90 days have elapsed
and during this time she will not pro
duce eggs All weak, backwnrd. un
healthy chickens should be culled out
and marketod Culls are not produc
tive and a few will cut down the
profits of the remainder of the flock
The essentials to be observed then
are dry, well ventilated, comfortable
quarters, clean food fed In liberal
quantities to birds kept actlvo, and
keep stock the young of which aro
fully mature, strong and healthy, and
the old of which has a new coat of
The Mill Tax Amendment.
The Improvement of rural sohoolt,
high schools and the Colloge of Agri
culture are the things about Amend
ment 8 which Interest the farmer
most. This amendment, the mill tax
amendment, provides a state tax of 10
cents on the 1100 valuation to be usod
for tho public elementary and blgh
schools, state normal schools. LInct.n
Institute, and the state university
Not lees than 85 per cent Is ,to ho
used for elementary and high tcbools
The system, It adopted, will put
our schools on a firmer basis. They
will havo a certain amount of money
for their use. This will be about the
same as at present, but will be con
stant and certain, unlike the appropri
ations which the schools tnuit depend
upon at present
in ir nn in" - m
T MAKES a heaven-wide dif
ference whether the soul of a
child It regarded as a piece of blank pn
Pr to be written upon, or at a living
power to Ih quickened by tymputhy. to
be educated by truth.
THE CHILDREN'S LUNCH BOX.
The packing of a lunch box Ave
days in the week for thirty or forty
weeks in a year may sound easy to
speak about, but Is powerful constant
and monotonous. . Children must be
well nourished to do good work in
school, and It is best when possible
to give them a warm dinner at night.
For tho working man and ofllco wom
an the lunch must vary In quantity,
but tbero aro somo directions which
will apply to all lunch boxes.
There In no one, even nn uneducated
ditch digger, who Is so blind to the
niceties of llfo that ho docs not ap
preciate a well prepared lunch, though
it be nothing but a sandwich. Throw
ing together a mass of food, mixing
flavors and making a messy, unsightly
appearance, would disturb tho satisfac
tion of an ostrich.
Of course, tho sandwich ts lnevita
ble, and should bo so varied from day
to day that tho diet may not be mo
Another limitation to bo taken into
account when making up a lunch box.
Is personal tastes The ono who likes
n hot drink can now carry It In a
thermos bottle, as they are being
made cheap enough now for any one
For those who nro fond of tomatoes
a most appetizing sandwich is mado
by placing a slice of tomato and a
thin Bllco of cheese with a bit of salad
dressing between slices of bread Two
of these, with two of meat sandwiches,
a cup cako and an apple, banana or
pear will mako a good lunch
Two sandwiches of bread and but
ter with two of chopped ham and a
small Jar of apple salad, a piece of
ginger bread and n bottle of hot milk
or coffee Is another day's luncheon
Four sandwiches, two of brown
bread spread with cottago cheeso af
ter they are buttered, three olives, a
pickle, two sandwiches of whlto bread
spread with Jelly, a piece of cake or
three cookies, Is another worthy of a
A handful of nuU, a few dates or
figs, a piece of candy or two will al
ways delight tho young or old chll
dren. Small glasses of Jelly or Jam
are always acceptable; cup custards
and fruits of nil kinds make a plain
lunch Beem very tempting. Wrapping
and arranging tho different articles
makes such a differenco In the appear
ance of a lunch box.
AltU la no cure, but rather
l or things ,hut aro not to be remedied.
They are at tick that surfeit with too
As they that starve with nothing
MORE ADOUT CH.ESTNUTS.
In roasting chestnuts before the fire,
tho small end should always be silt,
that tbey do not burst open too vio
lently. A corn popper Is a convenient
method. Shako them over the coals
until they pop open.
Chestnuts and Ham. Alternate lay
ers of thinly sliced cooked ham and
mashed chestnuts In a baking dish
season with sage or marjoram and bits
of butter. Finish with the chestnuts
on top Rake -until brown.
Mashed chestnuts ns a vcgetablo
may bo served with sausage, making
a most delightful combination.
Chestnuts with apples and celery,
the Waldorf variety, makes a nice
combination for a salad. Tho nuts
must be either cooked or blanched and
Chestnut Pancakes. Reat sepa
rately tbo yolks and whites of thrco
eggs, add three-fourths of a cup of
cream, a tablespoonful each of sugar
and butter, with sufficient flour to
mako a batter. Drop on a hot griddle
and when baked well on both sides
spread with chopped and seasoned
chestnuts. Sprinkle with sugar and
Chettnut Pudding. Blanch a pint of
chestnuts, halve and cook them an
hour In a cup of milk, letting them
simmor until sofL Press through a
sieve. Add a half cup of sugar, a lit
tle salt, vanilla and a pinch of nutmeg.
Reat three eggs, separating the yolks
from tho whites; add the yolks to
the chestnut pulp, stir well, then fold
In tho beaten whites. Pour Into a but-
Not So Strange
"It beats the dickens how
peoplo havo automobiles."
"Oh, It Isn't so strange. Haven't
you ever noticed that most of tho peo
ple with whom you become acquaint
ed now have no children r
GUIet How do you accomplish your
great success with the ladles? Do you
keep giving them things?
Perry Nothing on earth but encour
agement, old man. Judge.
rfmztr " y wsai'MLi.ia.i;) C
tcrcd pudding dish and bake fifteen
minutes. Serve hot or cold, with
cream or custard.
Celery, chestnuts and other nuts
with mayonnaiso and served on let
tuce makes a wholesome salad.
Thtr Intlnlte tender kr.
The rich ripe Unit of the cornfield.
The wild sen circling high,
And far over upland and lowland.
The rhtrm of the golden rod,
8ome of ut call It autumn
And others call tt God.
CHESTNUTS ARE HERE.
There are bo many delicious combi
nations In which the chestnut plays
an Important part. Tho nut may be
used for every course In tho menu, be
ginning with tho cocktail and ending
with tho confection.
French Chestnut Soup. Peel nnd
boll a quart of largo chestnuts for
twenty minutes in salted water. Re
move tho brown skins nnd chop the
nuts. Add a teaspoonful of salt and
ono of sugar, tho rind of a lemon and
a quart of water. Cook half an hour
then rub the nuts through a stove, add
two quarts of chicken stock, or veat
will do; a teaspoonful of minced pars
ley, a tablespoonful each of flour and
butter cooked together; senson with
peppor nnd salt, simmer twenty min
utes, add a beaten egg and strain
again. Serve hot
Chestnut Stuffing for Fowl. For a
small turkey ntlow a quart of chest
nuts. Roll, mush and add seasoning
and butter. For n largo turkey allow
a half of a loaf of bread additional.
Onion, thymo or sago may be used for
Marrons Glaces. This Is a favorite
French confection, lllanch and boll
the chestnuts until tender, then drain
and spread on a shallow buttered plat
ter, ready to have tho candled sirup
poured over them. Roll a poqnd of
sugar with half a cup of wnter until
It threads welt from the spoon. Do
not stir. Let It cool until only warm,
then pour over tho nuts and let them
stand la a warm place thirty-six hours,
then removo the nuts. Havo ready
another sirup tike the first, but add
a fourth of a teaspoonful of cream of
tartar; boll hard for seven minutes,
then drop tho nuts Into it. When
boiling, stir and skim out tho nuts and ,
drain them. When dry they aro fln-
OYV In the names of all me
god at once I
I-.. .... ..... .1.1. tfela mir f-n,nr
That he la grown so great?
DISHES FOR COMPANY.
The following dishes may be sug
gestive when something extra Is
wanted for an occasion: :
Egg Plants With Poached Eggs. I
Cut three small egg plants into halves,
remove the pips and cook until ten
der In bolting salted water, thon drain.
Mix half a cup of strained tomato
pulp with a quarter of a cup of
chopped bam and a tablespoonful of
melted butter. Season with pepper
and salt and fill tho egg plant with
this mixture Sprlnklo with chopped
parsley Rake for flvo minutes. Put
a poached egg on each halt and serve.
' Mushrooms Baked. For twelve
largo mushrooms take a teaspoonful
of parsley, an egg, salt, pepper and
red pepper, two tablespoonfuls each of
veal and breadcrumbs, one tablespoon
ful of suet and half a cup of stock
Chop alt the Ingredients and mix with
tho egg. Wash and remove the stems
from the mushrooms. Season with
salt and pepper, place a small pleco
of butter in each cup and a teaspoon
ful of tho forcemeat tn each. Cover
with breadcrumbs, put into buttered
baking dish, pour the stock around
them and bake fifteen minutes tn a
moderate oven. Serve in the baking
When making a white sauce to
serve with creamed potatoes, a deli
cious accompaniment is a cup of
Fried Celery, Cook small heads of
celery until tender, then cut Into
halves; dip In beaten egg, roll In fine
bread crumbs and fry In smoking hot
fat When a light brown In color, re
move and sprlnklo with pepper, salt
and parsloy. Serve piled log cabin
Not That Kind.
"Did that young lawyer indulge In
much circumlocution when be pro
posed to you. Miss Rockslelgh?'"
"Yes, he tried to; but of course I
pushed his arm away every time. You
know I ain't that kind of a girl."
"Th laxy men in this establishment.
I am sure, envy guns."
"Why should they envy guns?"
"Hecause guns And constant em
ployment only In being flred."
CONSERVE THE MANURE
IT RAPIDLY LOSE8 IT8 VALUE IF
NOT PROPERLY CARED FOR.
By M. F. Miller, Professor of Agron
omy, College of Agriculture,
University of Mlnourl.
Of the different ways of handling
manure no other is so saving of fer
tility as that of hauling and scatter
ing tho manuro as tt Is made. This
gives the least possible chunco for
loss, either through leaching or fer
mentation. It Is true that there are
millions of dollars' worth of manuro
wasted annually In Missouri through
Improper handling. It Is a common
and a wasteful practice to pile the
manure out of doors and haul It onto
the fields two or thrco times a year.
Experiments havo been mado which
show that manure exposed to tho
weather for 100 days may lose half of
There are at least two good ways of
handling tho manure. That of hnuh
Ing to the field directly is. one of the
best. When the ground Is too soft to
haul ontq tho field, the manure Is
stored under roof.
Another practical method Is to al
low the manure to nccumulato under
A Manure Pile That is Losing its
nn open shed where stock Is running.
As the manure gathers It Is packed
down by the stock running over It and
kept moist by the liquid manure In
this' condition there Is very little loss.
This method Is easily followed when
there in an open shed close to the
horse or cow stable.
Somo men allow their manure to
rot before applying It to the land.
This Ib a common practice with gar
deners. When treated In this man
ner manure acts nioro quickly, he
causo It Ib well advanced In decom
position. However, for the furmor
this method cannot be recommended.
Tho manure has lost about ono-hall
Its organic matter and somo of Its
phosphorus and potassium. It should
bo allowed to rot In tho soil bo as to
savo practically all of Its fertilizing
The liquid manure, which Is so
often waBted In the stable, is a valu-
Solving the Problem of Fertility.
able fertilizer and should bo gathered
In the bedding and handled with the
The two common sources of Iobh
arc by leaching and by fermentation.
The first Is prevented by keeping tho
manure under shod. The second is
prevented by keeping th manure moist
or by keeping it compact so the air Is
excluded. Whtm a pile of manuro
"smokes" tt Ib losing fertility nnd
should be scattered or moistened by
pouring water over It.
As soon as the farmers know how
much their lands need the manuro
and know tho conditions which pre
vent the manure from losing Its fer
tility, It will be handled as carefully
as a crop of corn or other grain
TEACHES MANY FARMERS
College of Agriculture Gives Practical
Instruction In Short Winter
Tho College of Agriculture haB
given Instruction to more than 1.S00
farmers In tha short winter course.
This courso was started fifteen years
ago and the attenrianco has continu
ally Increased. There vvcro 279 In
attendance last year, besides four
teen women who took tho courso In
Instruction Is offered In animal hus
bandry, agronomy, dairy huabandry,
farm management, veterinary eclence
horticulture, poultry husbandry, and
Work begins this ear on November
1st and continues for four months.
It Is divided into two terms of seven
weeks each, the second term begin
nlng January Cth. Two years' work Is
offered and students who complete the
work are given a certificate.
A little lad was found on tho street
crying very bitterly because his cart
was broken. The kindly disposed
stranger endeavored to cheer up the
little fellow by saying: "Never mind
my boy, your father can easily mend'
that." "No he can't," sobbed the boy
"My father la a preacher, and don't
know about anything,"
Together Tell of Bad KIde
Much pain that
masks as rheu
matism Is due to
to their fulluro
to drive off uric
When you suf
fer achy, had
ncho, too; with
Pills, w h i o h
h n v o cured
AN OHIO CASH
..iTi"5 W 1,a"l J"ftreon Oh! t,v.
. f,,rten ert I .i,rrrr,l fp k ,".
trouble I hud roniti.nl back he ., r.'
ed aymptomt of drop.y. and tt- '.
had I wa. Old up In bed Aft . " , ,1
I'llla, They cured me compm, '
Get Dosn's at any Drug Store, 50c a Iku
FOSTf-.H-MILnURN CO., Hullaln N y
P00R JOHN NEATLY CAUGHT
Cleverly Contrived Trap That Led to
the Downfall of One Forget
He had returned home in the iie.
nlng tired and ready for n reMfui hour
"John, my love," said his tuti. ife
rwectl) "did )ou post thai Ui'ir I
novo you this morning?"
"Yes, my pet," Bald John, li d: g Ms
conscience-stricken face hi tnnu the
"Well, what ts your nnsw. r" mm
"Wh-what Is what?" gaspitl ins
What la your answer dur
his Ilttlo wife, clearly 'That
was aildicssed to )ou."
"Addressed to me?" oxclam.. d
"I didn't notice It."
And then, like n foolish r
fell Into tho trap and prodo
letter from his pocket to t i
envelope was not addressed i
but n long and severe lcnui
Built Her Own Home
Miss Francos Ljon of We'
tho distinction of being t1
woman In Now England wlu.
a houso literally built with i..
hands MIbb Lyons belongs '
whose members aro practicing '
trine of going back to the 'an
club Is limited to 40 nu'inb.
owns property to tho amount '
and about 70 acres of farming '
far from Westvvood. Each n
holds a deed to onu aero and '
ance of the land la held In coin
b rented to tin) member who
to try farming on a larger seal
English Stump Speech
A correspondent. "Old i
sends us tho following spec
frenzied stump nrntor)
blokes! Thanks ter th' guv m.
got yer d'minlshtn' wage nnd i
tie loaf, an' all that Woi.h
ter do now Ib ter go fcr d
and local anatomy, an' go it u
i Loud cheers) London Ulou
Escaped the Worst of It
Tho worst things nre the afflu
that havo never happened Hubf .
Just been soundly spanked fnr .
I Into the creok. "Geo!" he tx.la
rubbing tho Beat of puuitu..r nt,
"what wouldn't I have got If I bad
What a Question.
"There Is a uso for overthi-.?
"Huh! Has anyone ever found a
ceiiBlble uso for n phonograph
A woman Is always tr)lng t Im
press upon her husband that she isnt
feeling as well as she ought to
Political arguments lose us more
friends than they gain votes
"Hitch your wagon to a star' said
Emerson. He was too early to oris
Inato tho notion of hitching a slcdgs
to an aeroplane. This Idea has oc
curred to an ingenious Frenchman la
Algeria. Ho finds that a sledce ca
pable of carrying three passengers,
equipped with a slxty-horso-power aer
oplano motor, Will glide over sand
bills with a gradient of ono in Are
with perfect safety up to a speed oi
twenty miles an hour. Now he pro
poses the attachment of a lifting plant
for clearing rough obstacles, ills ex
pectation Is that his device will super
sede tbo camel and unite distant
points in Africa divided by hitherto
Impassable wastes of ound
A woman in Pennsylvania was re
cently fined for being a witch. It 1
cow in order for the sad experience
of tho western railroad to be repeated
In centers of civilization, which rail
road was fined far mutilating a val
uable work of art in delivering
statue of the Venus Mllo with Its arms
It is predicted tbnt money-washing
machines will be Installed in banks
and In department stores like those
used by the government, Tbey may
not come Into universal use, however,
as thero will always be some who
have no use for clean money.
According to an authority In such
matters, the life of a dollar bill is
months. Now will he please tell ui
how many microbes It natntalni dor
true that time?