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MODERATE-PRICED PIGGERY ACCOMMODATING BROOD SOWS excellent Pens for Shelter ol Winter—Sanitary n dllions Art In response to a query for plans for a moderate-priced house to aceom ir.< date 25 brooding sows and the usual complement of pigs, the Coun iry Gentleman publishes the follow ing; For the brood sows it is best to have separate cots like those describ ed by Professor Shaw of the Michigan Fig. I—Movable1 —Movable Cot for Brood Sow. Station, from whose bulletin on the subject the following engravings are Wade. Sows and pigs should be kept away from the main or winter pen as much as possible. The sow should have plenty of exercise, plenty of creen and succulent food, and access to the ground. These cots offer ideal summer conditions both to sow and litter. Fig. 1 is a good cot for a sow that Is about to farrow, since she cannot lie down close to the sides and thus (overlie the young pigs. A cot like that shown in Fig. 2, however, gives better ventilation and is preferable in [very hot weather. This is built C.\B, (With vertical sides ?, feet high, with fooard roof, half pitch. The center jboards on the sides are hung on hinges to open in hot weather. Note also the simple way of ventilating at Fig. 2 —A Six-by-Eight Cot. the highest point of the roof. Cover the openings in the sides with woven wire. Such a cot contains 100 feet of Etoek lumber, CO feet of matched stuff, 20 feet 4 by fi, 12 feet 4 by 4, 44 feet 2 by 4, and ought to be made by a car penter in a couple of days. A floor can be made for it if desired for win ter quarters, using two-inch stuff cut In lengt'is to rest on the skids, which , are wider than the sills. Do not fasten the sills to the skids, as the latter are the first to rot. Where the pigs do not come late in | the fall or too early in the spring, it ' in better to use such a cot as the per- • tinmen t home of the sow, keeping her th< re during the winter and compelling plenty of exercise by putting her food at a considerable distance from the cot, and not using too much bedding, but enough to keep her warm and comfortable. Such cots are used also for fatten ing pigs. A movable hog cot is better In most cases than a permanent pen, as it keeps the pigs away from any central place, which is sure to become permanently contaminated, m-uddy in , wet weather, dusty in dry, and dirty i all the time. If a permanent hog-house is to be built, it should be located on a knoll ENGLISH Of the domesticated breeds of fowl In England the Dorking Is among the oldest, ranking In this respect with the Games. There are those among poultry writers, who give it oven greater historical significance, claim ing to trace its ancestry back to the time of tlie Roman Invasion of Brit tany. it takes its name from an Eng lish town in Surrey, where undoubted t" Swine Both In Summer tind nd Ventilating Con l* Superior. I rather tlian In a moist hollow. Next, I sufficient yardage, which you say you | have, should be available. Large lots, j where succulent food can be grown, | are to be preferred to small exercise | pons, which cannot be kept healthful ;In a warm climate. The pig should naturally be fattened In the late fall, and none carried over but the breed ing stock. Kxperiments beyond num ber have shown that it is not profit able to feed either old or heavy hogs. The rule ought to be to have elght inontns-old pigs weigh at least 200 pounds and lit for slaughter. Such pigs ought never to see the inside of a costly permanent pen, but ought to goto the slaughter house directly from the lots and the cots. l'se cement floors with overlays for the pie,s to lie on. The drawing shows this clearly; the overlay being hinged to the side of the pen, so that it may be raised up and the floor beneath properly cleaned. Note also that it is in the corner of the pen and away from the feeding trough. It is bedded with fresh bedding once a week. The The Arrangement of the Pen. overlay here described is made from | inch lumber, with inch cleats below to hold the boards together. A 2by 4 surrounds the affair to hold the bed ding in place, nailed to the boards and reinforced by a triangular piece of scantling nailed to the 2 by 4 and to the floor. It is not necessary togo into de tails in the description of the pens. The cut shows how the 10 by 14 pen is arranged, with swing door at ono corner, lifted by a rope leading to the front of the pen; abundant windows and ventilation; the widening out of the door frame to prevent the pigs from getting thejr noses under the door when closed; the feeding trough, with swinging door over it, to keep back the hogs when feeding, and par [ N "1 p | t i 1 i- 11 ~ <=«=■=» ,reo 'i ' I Irl i 1 I il!t i 11 lli I ! I!1| i I I I L J. 1 I I 1 Plan of Piggery. , titlon between the pens high enough t to keep the hogs from quarreling over them, but not high enough to prevent free movement of the air lengthwise of the stable. ly it first attained economic impor tance. From this source it has spread pretty much over England, and occu pies the same position to the poultry Industry of that country that the Ply mouth Rocks and Wyandottes do to America. Pre-eminently it belongs to the all-purpose breeds, with a slightly preponderating advantage for table uses. CAMERON COUNTY PRESS. THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1011. One From the Cashier. The harmless customer loaned ■cross th*> cigar counter and mulled ungugingly at the new cashier. As he handed across the amount his dinner cheek called for ho ventured n bit of aimless converse, for he was of that sort. "Funny," said he, "bow easy it is to spend money." "Well," snapped the cashier as she fed his fare to the register, "if money was intended for you lo hold onto the mint would be turning out coins with liandles on 'em." Had Money In Lumps. Charles 11. Rosenberg of Bavaria had lumps on his shoulders, elbows, and hips when ho arrived hero from Hamburg on the Kaiserin Auguste Vic toria. In fact, there was a series of smaller lumps along his spine, much like a mountain range, as it is present ed on a bas-relief map. The lumps were about the size of good Oregon apples, and as Rosen berg passed before the immigration loctor for observation, the doctor said softly to himself, "See that lump." Then he asked Mr. Rosenberg to step aside. "You seem like a healthy man," said the doctor, "but I cannot pass you until I know the origin of those lumps on your body." "Ah, it is not e sick ness," laughed the man from Bavaria. "Those swellings is money." Taking off his coat he broke open a sample lump and showed that it con tained SSOO in American bank notes. He informed the doctor that he had SII,OOO in all, with which he was go ing to purchase an apple orchard in Oregon. He was admitted to the country.— New York Tribune. Why He Laughed. Miss Mattie belonged to the old south, and she was entertaining a guest of distinction. On the morning following his arrival she told Tillie, the little colored maid, to take a pitcher of fresh water to Mr. Firman's room, and to say that Miss Mattie sent him her compliments, and that if he wanted a bath, the bathroom was at his service. When Tillie returned she said: "I tol' him, Miss Mattie, en' he laughed fit to bus' hlsself." "Why did ho laugh, Tillie?" "I dunno." "What did you tell him?" "Jus' what you tol' me to." "Tillie, tell me exactly what you said." "I banged de doah, and I said, 'Mr. Firman, Miss Mattie sends you her lub, and she says, 'Now you can get up and wash yo'self!"—Lippincott's Mag azine. Where He Was Queer. The negro, on occasions, displays a fine discrimination in the choice of words. "Who's the best white-washer in town?" inquired the new resident. "Ale Hall am a bo'nd a'tist with a whitewash brush, Bah," answered the colored patriarch eloquently. "Well, tell him to come and white wash my chicken house tomorrow." Uncle Jacob shook his head dubi ously. "Ah don' believe, sah, ah'd engage Ale Hall to whitewash a chicken house, sah." "Why, didn't you say he was a good whitewasher?" "Yes, sah, a powe'ful good white washer, sah; but mighty queer about a chicken house, sah, mighty queer!" —Mack's National Monthly. MAKE UP YOUR MIND. If you'll make up your mind to b« Contented with your lot And with the optimists agree That trouble's soon forgot. You'll be surprised to And. I guess. Despite misfortune's darts, What constant springs of happiness Lie hid In human hearts; What sunny gleams and golden dreams The passing years unfold. How soft and warm the lovellght beams When you are growing old. What About Brain Food? This Question Came Up in the Recent Trial for Libel. A "Weekly" printed some criticisms of the claims made for 'our foods. It evidently did not fancy our reply printed In various news papers, and brought suit for libel. At the trial some interesting facts came out. Some of the chemical and medical experts differed widely. The following facts, however, were quite clearly established: Analysis of brain by an unquestionable au thority, Geoghegan, shows of Mineral Salts, Phosphoric Acid and Potash combined (Phos phate of Potash), 2.91 per cent of the total, P. 33 of all Mineral Salts. This is over one-half. lieaunis, another authority, shows "Phos phoric Acid combined" and Potash 73.44 per cent from a total of 101.07. Considerable more than one-half of Phos phate of Potash. Analysis of Grape-Nuts shows: Potassium and Phosphorus, (which join and make Phos phate of Potash), is considerable more than one-half of all the mineral salts in the food. Dr. Geo. W. Carey, an authority on the con stituent elements of the body, says:"The gray matter of the brain Is controlled entirely by the inorganic cell-salt, Potassium Phosphate (Phosphate of Potash). This salt unites with albumen and by the addition of oxygen creates nerve fluid or the gray matter of the brain. Of course, there is a trace of other salts and other organic matter in nerve fluid, but Potas sium Phosphate is the chief factor, and has the power within Itself to attract, by its own Acted Like tire Genuine. "The landlady says that new board er is a foreign nobleman." "Bogus, I'll bet." "Oh, I don't know. Ho may be the real thing. He hasn't paid her a cent as yet." More Human Nature. Grouchly By denying myself three ten-cent cigars daily for the past 20 years I figure that I have saved $2,190. Moxley—ls that so?" Grouchly—Yes. Say, let me have a chew of your tobacco, will you? Thanks to Burnt Cork. "Gosh! But the colored race Is a comin' to the front fast!" whispered Innocent Uncle Illram, at the vaude ville show, as the black-face comedian was boisterously applauded. "Yes, Indeed," smiled the city man; "anyone can see that that fellow Is a self-made negro." Lo, the Rich Indian. The per capita wealth of the Indian is approximately $2,130, that for other Americans is only a little more than $1,300. The lands owned by the In dians are rich in oil, timber and other natural resources of all kinds. Some of the best timber land in the United States is owned by Indians. The value of their agricultural lands runs up in the millions. The ranges which they possess support about 500,- 000 sheep and cattle, owned by lessees, bringing in a revenue of giore than $272,000 to the various tribes besides providing feed for more than 1,500,000 head of horses, cattle, sheep and goats belonging to the Indians themselves. Practically the only asphalt deposits In the United States are on Indian lands.—Red Man. No Slang for Her. "Slip mo a brace of cackles!" or dered the chesty-looking man with a bored air, as he perched on the first Btool in the lunchroom. "A what?" asked the waitress, as she placed a glass of water before him. "Adam and Eve flat on their backs! A pair of sunnysiders!" said the young man in an exasperated tone. "You got me, kid," returned the waitress. "Watcha want?" "Eggs up," said the young man. " 'E-g-g-s,' the kind that come before the hen or after, I never knew which." "Why didn't you say so in the first place?" asked the waitress. "You'd a had 'em by this time." "Well, of all things " said the young man. "I knew what he was drivin' at all the time," began the waitress as the young man departed. "But he's one of them fellers that thinks they can get by with anything. He don't know that they're using plain English now in restaurants." The League of Politeness. The League of Politeness has been formed in Berlin. It aims at inculcat ing better manners among the people of Berlin. It was founded upon the initiative of Fraulein Cecelie Meyer, who was inspired by an existing or ganization in Rome. In deference to the parent organization the Berlin league has chosen the Italian motto, "Pro gentilezza." This will be em blazoned upon an attractive little medal worn where Germans are ac customed to wear the insignia of or ders. The idea is that a glaance at the "talisman" will annihilate any in clination to indulgo In bad temper or discourteous language. "Any polite person" is eligible for membership. The "Country Churchyard." Those who recall Gray's "Elegy in a Country Churchyard" will remember that tho pes-eful spot where "the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep" is identified with St. Giles', Stoke Pogeß, Buckinghamshire. In the pro saic pages of a recent issue of the Gazette there appears an order in council providing that ordinary Inter ments are henceforth forbidden in the churchyard. law of affinity, all things needed to manufac ture the elixir of life." Further on he says:"The beginning and end of the matter is to supply the lacking princi ple, and in molecular form, exactly as nature furnishes it in vegetables, fruits and grain. To supply deficiencies —this is the only law of cure." The natural conclusion is that if Phosphate of Potash is the needed mineral element in brain and you use food which does not contain it, you have brain fag because its daily lots is not supplied. On the contrary, If you eat food known to be rich in this element, you place before the life forces that which nature demands for brain-building. In the trial a sneer was uttered because Mr. Post announced that he had made years of re search in this country and some clinics of Europe, regarding the effect of the mind on digestion of food. lint we must be patient with those who sneer at facts they know nothing about. Mind does not work well on a brain that is broken down by lack of nourishment. A peaceful and evenly poised mind is neces sary to good digestion. Worry, anxiety, fear, hate, &c., &c., directly interfere with or stop the flow of Ptyalin, the digestive juice of the mouth, and also inter fere with the flow of the digestive juices of stomach and pancreas. Therefore, the mental state of the individual has much to do (more than suspected) with digestion. How She Learned. The mother of a family of thre# small children was discussing their comparative precocity with a friend. "John was very slow at everything," she said, referring to her oldest. "Tom was a little better, and Edith, the baby, Is the smartest of all. She picks up everything quick as can be." Master John, who had been listen ing, now contributed his fchare of the conversation. "Humph!" he exclaimed. "I know why her learns so quick. It's 'cause her has us and we didn't have us." Economy. The late former Governor Allen D. Candler of Georgia was famous in the south for his quaint humor. "Governor Candler," said a Gaines ville man, "once abandoned cigars for a pipe at the beginning of the year. He stuck to his resolve till the year's end. Then ho was heard to say: " 'By actual calculation, I have saved by smoking a pipe instead of cigars this year S2OB. But where is it?' " Moslem Traditions. Ramadan is the month exalted by Moslems above all others. In that month the Koran —according to Mos lem tradition—was brought down by Gabriel from heaven and delivered to men in small sections. In that month, Mohammed was accustomed to retire from Mecca to the cave of Hira, for prayer and meditation. In that month Abraham, Moses and other prophets received their divine revelations. In that month the "doors of heaven are always open, the passages to hell are shut, and the devils are chained." So run the traditions.—The Christian Herald. A Medical Compromise. "You had two doctors in consulta tion last night, didn't you?" "Yes." "What did they say?" "Well, one recommended one thing and the other recommended some thing else." "A deadlock, eh?" "No, they finally told me to mix 'em!" Hard on the Mare. Twice, as the bus slowly wended its way up the steep Cumberland Gap, the door at the rear opened and slammed. At first those inside paid little heed; but the third time demanded to know why they should be disturbed in this fashion. "Whist," cautioned the driver, doan't spake so loud; she'll overhear us." "Who?" "The mare. Spake low! Shure, Oi'm desavin th' crayture. Everry toime she 'ears th' door close, she thinks won o' yez is gettin' down ter walk up th' hill, an' that sort o' raises her sperrits."—Success Magazine. Exaggeration. On her arrival in New York Mme. Sara Bernhardt, replying to a compli ment on her youthful appearance, said: "The secret of my youth? It is the good God—and then, you know, I work all the time. But I am a great-grandmother," she continued, thoughtfully, "so how can these many compliments be true? lam afraid my friends are exaggerating." Mme. Bernhardt's laugh, spontane ous as a girl's, prompted a chorus of "No, no!" "Yes," said the actress, "uncon scious exaggeration, like the French nurse on the boulevard. Our boule vards are much more crowded than your streets, you know, and, although we have numerous accidents, tilings aren't quite as bad as the nurse sug gested. "Her little charge, a boy of six, begged her to stop a while in a crowd, surrounding an automobile accident. 'Please wait,' the little boy said, 'Want to see the man who was run over.' 'No; hurry, his nurse answered. 'There will be plenty more to see further on.'" This trial hag demonstrated: That Drain la made of Phosphate of Potash as the principal Mineral Salt, added to albu men and water. That Grape-Nuts contains that element as more than one-half of all Its mineral salts, A healthy brain Is Important, If one would "do things" In this world. A man who sneers at "Mind" sneers at the best and least understood part of himself. That part which some folks believe links us to the Infinite. Mind asks for a healthy brain upon which to act, and Nature has defined a way to make a healthy brain and renew it day by day aa it Is used up from work of the previous day. Nature's way to rebuild is by the use of food which supplies the things* required. "There's a Reason" Postum Cereal Co., Ltd., Battle Creeh, Mich. A Retraction. "Ton shouldn't have called that man * pig." said the conciliatory man. "That's right," replied the vindictive person. "There 1B DO sense in imply ing that he's worth 40 cents a pound to anybody." Blissful Ignorance. "Were you nervous when you pro posed to your wife?" asked the senti mental person. "No," replied Mr. Meekton; "but If I could have foreseen the next ten years I would have been." Economy In Art. "Of course," said Mr. Sirius Barker, "I want my daughter to have some sort of an artistic education. I think I'll have her study singing." "Why not art or literature?" "Art spoils canvas and paint and literature wastes reams of paper. Singing merely produces a temporary disturbance of the atmosphere. Home Thought. "It must have been frightful," said Mrs. Bosslm to her husband, who was In the earthquake. "Tell me what was your first thought when you awakened In your room at the hotel and heard the alarm." "My first thought was of you," an swered Mr. Bosslm. "How noble!" "Yes. First thing I knew, a vase off the mantel caught me on the ear; then a chair whirled In my direction, and when I Jumped to the middle of the room four or five books and a framed picture struck me all at once." Even after saying that, he affected to wonder what made her so angry fop the remainder of the evening.—Mack's National Monthly. New Process of Staining Glass. The art of coloring glass has been lost find refound, Jealously guarded and maliciously stolen so many times In the history of civilization that It seems almost Impossible to say any thing new on glass staining. Yet a process has been discovered for ma king the stained glass used In windows which Is a departure from anything known at the present time. What the Venetians and the Phoenicians knew of It we cannot tell. The glass first receives Its design In mineral colors and the whole Is then fired In a heat so Intense that the col oring matter and the glass are lndis solubly fused. The most attractive feature of this method Is that the sur face acquires a peculiar pebbled char acter In the heat, so that when the glass Is In place the lights are delight fully soft and mellow. In making a large window in many shades each panel Is separately mould ed and bent and the sections are as sembled in a metal frame. Our Voices. I think our conversational soprano, as sometimes overheard in the cars, arising from a group of young persons who have taken the train at one of our great industrial centers, for in stance, young persons of the female sex, we will say, who have bustled in full dressed, engaged in loud, strident speech, and who, after free discussion, have fixed on two or more double seats, which having secured, they pro ceed to eat apples and hand round daguerreotypes—l say, I think the conversational soprano, heard under these circumstances, would not be among the allurements the old enemy would putin requisition were he get ting up a new temptation of St. An thony. There are sweet voices among us, we all know, and voices not musical. It may be, to those who hear them for the first time, yet sweeter to ua than any we shall hear until we listen to some warbling angel in the over ture to that eternity of blissful har monies we hope to enjoy. But why should I tell lies? If my friends love me, it is because I try to tell the truth. I never heard but two voices in my life that frightened me by their sweetness. —Holmes.