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E ntorecl April 23, 1903 at Picelns, S. C.. second class matter, u nlder act of Congres of March 3, 187.
'V/ 1 -8 __ -- - IOXENS SOUTH CAROLINA,_TURSDAY, MAY S ,- - - - -N, 1007
/ ~ Poultry D<
FIIST: Slcct *onr Strain of Bird
1imoprovo tiem overy time s on
Good Cock at tlie Ilicad of you
I believe if I undurstand the poultry
business well enough to tell tho good
ladies anything about their chickens
they may ask that nine tenth- of thon
would say at this season of tbe year,
'How can I manage to raise a greater
per cent of my little chickens?' Be
lioving this that so many of our poul
try raisers wouuld liko to know better
how to handle the little chickens, I
shall attempt to give them a short ar
ticle on "From Shell to Maturity ''
Though I do not claim to have the
only plan nor is my way exactly .like
any others that I have ever read after,
1 wish to say to those that are meet
iug with success to not lot this article
change their way. But to those who
ire fertilizing their gardens with dead
chickens will say it is cheaper to
use chicken droppings. Let's get down
to business and take off an old hon
with fifteen fine little fat chicks
what must you do first? If she has
had the proper attention while setting
by being thoroughly dusted with in
sect power once each week there is
no vermin, but to be on the safe side
lets give her another dust. What
now? We ought to have a coop ready
for her: a slatted box about 2x3 feet
with slats ahout two inches apart;
the box ought to be well covered
with as light a roof as possilo; tar pa
.per makes good light ro.f, but any
thing will do that will keep the box
dry. Where shall we place the box?
Under the shade of a tree where the
earth is not too soft so the hen will
not scratch and make the floor so
-rough and dirty, nor ihould the coop
be placed where water can get under
it. What now? Sprinkle the bott m
of the coop well with sharp sand;
have place for little chicks to get out
and in ; put in the hon and chickens
and feed the hen some corn or some
thing the little chickens can't oat and
let them eat sand for two days; give
them plenty of water. If you have a
1oe. size baking powder can cut a v
in the top of it about three eighths
of an inch deep and fill the can with
water, then place a saucer over the
can and turn over quickly. The water
will fill up in the saucer till it stops
the air and when the chickens drinks
the water keeps filling the saucer.
Thel water ought to be placd outside
the coop whoro"the hen can got to it to
prevent her turning it over. When
chickens are two days old they can be
fed. Their crop is full of grit and
they are ready to digest their food,
vhich should bo oat meal for one
we -k - 5c. worth" will fced 15 for a
wee. If not bandy to oat meal or
rolled oats feed dry bread crumbs in a
enn or oni planks, not on the ground.
(Get a small box and slat it very
closely logothor so tno ben can't get
her head in the box and sawv a smaill
no rance in one end of the box for the
little chiickonis and place th~o small box
in wjl it hon andI near end of cool;
pilact) a little dry sand and chalf in the
small box and then put eat meal in it
and mix with chauff and sand. The
chicks will soon find out what the box
is for and go to scratching. Cracked
wheat or grits will do if you enn't get
oat, meat the first week. Th le seconid
wook~i wheat or chops can l'o fed.
After the chiicks are two days old1 give
them skimimed milk once a day- -jnst
enough so they will drink up clean.
Let the hen d rinu with them. Move
the coop overy day or tu o and clan up
whoe the old pdlace. Clean the
drinking fountain every day or two'
by washing with sand an a rag. A fter
the chekenrs are 0on .week 01ld the hen
can be turned out about an hour OV('
ry evoninig,"twhen the weather is good,
tb got greeni grass and wallow~ in the
ashes with the little chicks. When
(chickenis are one month 01(1 they will
all he thle finest you ever saw and the
theni can btohoni turned out every morn
inn as she will wean thiom very sooni
and go to her roost and the littio 0..,s
. r'tur n to the old box.' Then you
ought to have four narrow pledos~ of
,. plank together like you were going
; Second: Stick to them; Third:
c:ut; Fourth: Always keep at
to mako a box a littlo larger than the
coop which place on the ground and
fill with dry sand and place the co,,
in the sand an( box and sprinklo 1hlfT
overhe sa11(1. This makes a nlico cleai
dry Ilaco for thom to roost and will
not get damp when it rains and can
easly be cleaned out, which do avery
Some reasons why a hen ought to
be kept cooped:
1.. When the chcks get~cold they run
to the hon and got warm and not have
to ,ry and be dragged throuth tho wet
and cold.
2 The chi:kens are more gentle and
will not go so far from home and be
caught by hawks, eats, minks, l,te.,
3 They learn to do their own scratch
ing and exorcise themselves.
4 They are not packed to death by
some other hon with little chickens.
Try this plan with one gang and
when you see the large, happy fellows
walling about and scratchng and talk.
ing to themselves, you will never try
the old way feeding wet dough whtch
kills the in by a t *ng bowel trouble
and sending them draggng their long
wines,crying ' peop," "peep,!'. I nad
in the beuinnine' that I would write
from shell to maturity, but after
they are weaned all you have to do is
feed them and keep their quarters
clean. Will gve you goad formula for
killing lice and mites in hon houses
in another article. Wishing you
much success with }our chickens I
close. Poultry Crank."
The city of Splokrane, pronounced
Spo-Man, accented on the last sylla
ble, is located 50 miles east of Puget
Sound, 90 miles south cf British Co.
lumbia and 10 miles west of Idaho
in the valley of Spokane river which
fall3 150 feet in the midst of the city.
and furnishoa an enormous water
power. The city began its growth in
1883 and is now nearng the 100,000
mark. The city began its growth in
bank clearings for 1900 were $228.
000,00. It is the peor of any city in
parks, benutul homes and mass buss
ness blocks,the greatcst railrod center
on the sur.set side of the Rocky nioun
tains, including five transcontinental
line. Two others are now building.
Tis grunt convention at Spokane
and the magnificent trip and out'ng
it affords is one of the opportunities
of a lifetimo. No one looking for a
glorious summer vacation during July,
1907,'should miss it. For full iniforma
tion about the convention and trips
make request of Oliver W. Van Osdel
D.D .. City temple, Sposan, Wash
ington. The main dlivide of the
lRocky Mounai ns is throuh western
Montana atnd wyoming. On the west,
running north and south rises the
Cascado range dividing Washington
into two parts. The territory lying
between the Rockies and Cascades,
includimt,. east Washingtonm, North
Idaho and large part- of Oregonu,
Mountanina andI TIritsh Columbia,
1 50,000square mniles in area, i!. popui
a rly known as " The In land Empire.
The mighty Conlumblia river withl
.ior tribut.ary lakos and streamus fur
aishes the power and l ight supply as
wniol as thte water shed anud drainage
systemu of the region. Thte climatoI,
wtr,mountains and1( valleys are of
uacht surpassing hoauty as to be a u o 1
stant wondo(Ir to the sightseor and the
scnotr is deccla red be widely travel(d
plte~~( to thoe the finest in the world.
Tbec development of the resources of
this region is now fairly began. $8,
000,000. from the farms and orchara,
$100,000,000 from the forests and milh
12,0000. 00 from thei coal mines and
30,000,000. from the metal mines for
190 give an idonu of wvhat is meaunt
by tho opp,ortulnities of the I land
*The Baptist Yountg Peoples' Union
e' America wvill hold its sixteenth an.t
nal convention in the beautiful city
of spokano. Washington. .T.he railroad
eolil;,nie" hi mv t,ivo n aI halfrato i: i
Chicago and ~ther points with full sto;
over i riVil,r; :. .lickets Will ho o
ralt Juno 211h. ai Vill bo tiood unti
Oembonlwr I'ith. 1Hates are mado t
othcr points to aaccomnodato thios
attendirg tle conVuntion who wiSh t
visiI different localities.
Many 1Sido trips have13 beenniann
and among them a visit to the
wonderufl Yollowstono National Park
1)elctatcs to either the Baptist YounE
People's Convention mooting in Spo
katn, July 4, 5, (, 7, or those to the
Christian Endeavor Convention mneet
ing in Seattle, July 10th should b;
no means overlook the splendid oppor
taunity, the low rates will present fo
a vis4t, to the "Woderland of th
World.'' All tickets sold via th
Northern Pacific Railway to Spokao
Seattle, Tocoma, Portlanad and othe
Coast points, will be good for storove
at Livingston, Montana, to permit th
Park journeyto be made. Thu tour o
the Park usually occupies five and ,
half days in the Park. While on
should, if possible, spend more tim
exploring this region, yet one car
within this period, see everything o
special interest . During the Parl
soason) of 1907 minieters will b)
granted half rates on stase coact
transportation witin the Park. Thi
arrangement will not apply to mniis
ter's families nor to Park hotels.
The Northern Pa :i: Railway publish
es several beautiful booklets tellint
about the Pacific Northwest and th
Park whien will he sent upion reques
direicted to A. M. Cleland, Genera
Passenger Agent, St. Paul, Minn.
--P. F. Crawford, Liberty, S. C.
Acetylene Gas and Other Gases.
It is bad to be mnaligned, misquote,
or Imisunderstood, but ueverylsbidy can
see, think or uniderstandi as you d<
hence they talk a heap without reall
meaning or knowing wha)tt they sal
That is a form of gas escaping
"Spouting gas'' is the common vei
nacular for such instances.
But we started t' write about an
uther form of gas, aca,tylene ga,
which was discovered in 1895 by
North Carolina chemist, and after
was found to be an illuminant expei
iments have been mada with it until
to-day, it is one of the best of artificit
lights, being bright, soft, and th
nearest to sunlight of any illuminan
inl use. It is being used extensivol;
by the U. S. government for thei
lighthouses; it is used for lightinl
streets, stort-s and residences, and il
as cheap or cheaper than c:al gas
anl gives perfect satisfaction wher
ever used and under all conditions,
Last week we took the positiou
that the ILight.ing Co. ill licke:s ht
a franchise for lighting the town, it
being in the nature of a contract
whereby the townVi (in buy tihe gia:
at - per cent. above cost of produc
tion. WVe went. on to show wvha
the town cold dlo ,id oughlt not to
(10 (and wve will add1( right here tha
these remarIlks were iisconistrued by
some,. who ought i toi hve boon1 albI
t, have unidirstoodi whtt we wer:
drniving at), andli as3 some1 folks canino
see t hi iigh ai muilstone even aifter
hole is dirivon into it, we are force'
to say a few 1more woirds abouit gas.
We are wvilling and aittXous to se
our streets Iilie u p, hot firumcno
are low, andi( we wonl anggest
meeting of theu citiz.ns ti isens
waiys and1( mleanis to tins enid. Oe
p1 mi is to laly minis all over towni, thi
cost, ite1 cannedi pain' lg the othe~
onel-thl ird, Oine wt'iilie a dinoet tao
the other will bie an indlirect ts
the one wil be raiiised on) t.he proi
(rty, the otheri will comei( directly ou
ef the p ockel s of th c3itizensi as th
wvork is donie. ThIis is the only3 waI1
at present , thatl such0l an enteOrpris
o m be coinummated.
If the b)Iuiness men want 1i hs i:
front of their places o& business, le
themi put the posts where thety wail
thei and pay the cost of vme ami
pay for the gas thuQ contsumned. 1)o 't
1sk the town to (do this, for it wob:li
er<ente a terrible howl among the tax
No, Matulio clear, we are not fi".ht
ing the ighting plant, any of their
pr,.j;-ts, or any schemno t .'t will uip
bald Piekons in uarticu!ar, or any
part, of the countiy in genoral; wte are
looking after the common good of all
the peoplc,, and all .%a ask, and we
- insist, on it, is that the conocil and
ighting plant take care of tee inter
tsts of the town of Pickens and her
taxpayers, who pay the bills. 11 this
can't be done the one had be tter re
sign and the other surrender its
r charter.
r No, Msuciie, we want more light,
and better light,so that you can walk
home safely after nightfall, withont
being such a beavy burden on toe
arm of that escort of yours. Do you
favor "'more light?'
Puritanical Laws.
For some time Pickens has been
bottled bp. The old "blue laws"
have been in force, and it was an in
possibility to get the common neces
saries of life out of any of the stores
on a Sunday, much less any of the
lux;ries. The only exception was
I that the drug stores had the privi
lo.'e of filling physitians' prescrip
tions without a fiiu. It a person felt
had on Sunday morning and fe .t that.
a can of salmon and a few eggs were
1 what his stomach craved, or a certain
t trand of cigar would put his system
in the right lute to enjoy the Sun
v day school lesson or the sermon or a
soda water or a iemnade was what
his systeitm needed to make the Sab
_ bath pass off pleaeanutly, he could. tot
be elevated, enervated or satisfied,
unless he anticipated, and procu: ed
his wants on Saturday. Yet sotme
times a person craves these things as
much as he craved ice, baker's bread
or beef steak on a Sunday, and under
the puritanical laws of our town these
l "luxuries" can be procured on the
Sabbath day, but other "luxuries"
have to be forborne.
The drug 4tores should be allowed
to keep open, if they want to, on the
Sabbath day; and if a man on his
way to or from preaching feels the
teed of an ice, lemonado or some
other soft drink to tido hin over, or
to give to his family, lie should be
allowed that privile.;o on Sunday as
well :.s any other d ,y. If it is ia sin,
or against the law, to sell on Sunday,
it certainly, to us, at least, looks
wrong to soll these things on weiek
(lays. It was a case of "have -to,"
hence the L~ord turned( the jup~ of
.water int,o wine on the Sabbath thedy,
which teaches us the lesson that on
the Sabbath, if we find that we nleed
certain things for that day, we should
not be (Jelnied the privilege of get
ting them.
We do not advocate this change
from the standpoint of mnaking money
ftr the dIruggist, far from it, but fruom
tao standpoiint that if the drug store
is openi for the purIpose of compj miuid
ing prescriptions, why can't, hen bo ad
(owed to compound mine as well as
the one1 conitain ing "'---, M. .,
- t the end? My proscriptio'n may be
Sas vital and of as muichi import 1ae
r to mae as the one given by3 the \1. I).
, t his patienit. Of couroe, if I get~ upi
:with thamt, "'drk brown tast"' Rn my
miouth antd a "'fri'" in my' throat,
t. and the druggist is a scrupualousy
relhgious mani, hei is peCrfectlhy justified
in substituting "a iraparilla" for
''"ebaska siru1p" ini my orde r, pro
vidled it answeirs thle purpose for
i.which it isi ordered. We have no
t kick to make on that score. What
t we kick on is that a~ lot of onr nonn
lnti,un aro workingmen, and, even if
thev liave the time Satu rday evening
.r iight, to treat their family to
om(thfing co iling at the soda foun,
ta n, it rloes nt t suit to partako then,
when, on their- going to, or from
church, or out looking the town over
(as is the case, generallV, with
st rangers) on a Sntidav, they feet
the need of ia cooling; drink, tho priv
i-lego of getting it iii denied them
because of our "blue laws."
We do not advocate the chainge or
repeal of our laws by the council as a
means of making money on the Sab.
bath. day by our merchants or drug
gists-far from it -but as a uccessary
evil for the benefit, not only of our
own citizous, but the stranger that is
within our gates.
If the druggist has the privilege
to sell one class of medicine to one
class of customers, Mr. Mayor, fix it
so that another person can get an
other kind of "medicine," let it be
"Nebraska- sisup" or simple soda.
The working people are a unit on
this question. How shall it be dis.,
josed of?
The. mail Order Citizen.
In the past t".o decades many ques
tions have arisen which are taxing
the ingenuity of the best intellects
among the political and industrial
economists of the day to solve.
Evils that are gigantic in their
scope, which are far-reaching in their
effect, and which are subtle in injury
to the public and private woal that
they do, have grown up to torment
the people.
Among these evils is the mail order
house evil. It is like the consump.
tion, as veritable a white plague in
the bsiness world as an exposition
of its detrimental methods, policies
and effeots will show.
Do you.-wish to sustain the legiti
mate dealers and enable them to re
main in businose? If so, do you not
kno-, that it is imperatively neces-.
sary to trade with them?
Of what value. is the mail order cit
izen to a co>munity? Ho is of no
value whatevor. He's aim ply occupy,
ing splace that could be better filled
by the right kind of a citizen.
While it is true that the principal
patrons of the catalogue houses are
farmers, there are many town people
who seem to prefer sending their
money to the mail order houses in,
stead of keepinig the cash at home.
Thu mail order citizen is not a val
unblo addition to any community.
l ie does not help to build up the
town, but, on the other hand, he is
ready and wvillinug to tear it down.
Reflections of a Bacheior.
A bad imitation is often better
than the real thing.
It :en't the fault of the fair sex if a.
secret remains a secret.
There are lots of peop)lo in the so,
cil scale who do not wveigh1 much.
After a manm has had his engage
rmt brokeni off lie can affo,rd even
an auttomobilo.
It makes a woman awful ashamed
to) have you see above her shmoo tops
f theny are shabt>y looking.
Whlenm a man is ma;king all sorts of
faces at himnolf in a mirror he usual,~
ly sn't orazy, only shaving.
A girl's idea of being 1)0ld is to
forget to look daggers at a man who
givesi her his seat in a street car.
Women are mighty smart to be
'uble to wvear their clothes so as to
make a mn guos whether they are
dressed or not. -N. Y. Press.
The Great Well of Chins will soon
be undermined in une place by a rail,
~road tnnnn,

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