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A GOOD DOOR LATCH. One Which You Can Easily Make foi Yourself. This consists of three pieces of oat or other good hard wood, as shown in the drawing. For the handle use a II II n u H f n v Feed corn as the evenlnc meal. Like the bean a man needi anap to be worth anything. The long, steady stroke la best In milking the cow. It la nearly time to think about getting the hot bed started. In all your management of the flock let It be with the aim to improve your stock. A little millet scattered in the straw will set a flock of hens to work as perhaps nothing else. Weak harnesses are a peril on the most tractable horse. They invite dis aster. Don't trust yourself with one. Never was a saying more true that an ounce of prevention Is better than a pound of cure than in the poultry business. It's a little trouble to put the tools back In place after using, but It saves lots of time when next they are wanted. None too early to begin the cam paign against the lice and mites. Be gin now and avoid the rush that Is, the inrush of the pest during the sum mer time. Wcll-fllled is' not always well-fed. The hen will crowd its crop full of corn, and will put on fat, but will lay few eggs. To be well-fed means more than just plenty of It. It means those kinds of food which will go to make eggs. ' "' . u' ' i ; The farmer may get along without keeping a diary, but he ought not to try to run the farm without keeping some kind of accounts, as to outgo and Income. Too many farmers are do ing business by guesswork and not by facts. The hen cackles because she has something to advertise, and when she has properly announced tbe arrival of the new invoice of goods, she gets busy to do another day's business for the farmer. What would the farm be without the business hen? The horse is no better than the feet he stands on. For this reason look at the hoofs of the stallion you propose to use. If they are flat and other wise defective have a care, for the chances are ten to one that the colt you get from him will have the same undesirable qualities. Do you know which crops netted you a profit last year and how much? Do you know what animals you fed and made money on? Of course you don't if you kept no accounts or rec ords. Quit such reckless methods. Do your farming as the business man conducts his business. The young man who goes courting and spends the long evening by the warm fireside in the delightful com pany of his inamorata while his horse ' is hitched to the cold side of a wire - fence with little or. no blanketing is more than apt to show a similar thoughtless disregard for his wife aft or the glamour of the honeymoon is over. It would be a first-rate plan during the leisure of the winter days to make an inventory of all you have on the farm buildings, equipment, machin ery and stock. Know what you have. Plan how best to work the farm, and use the machinery, and you will find that there will be a larger margin between expenditures and receipts than ever before. Try growing calla lilies this way. Place a thick layer of charcoal In the bottom of a box 15 Inches sqnare and fill with leaf mold and a little sand. Plant a calla in each corner, and in the center sink a six-inch flowerpot 'with the drainage hole stuffed with moss, and with a layer of charcoal above the moss. Water carefully till growth Is well started, then fill the alx-lnch pot once a day with water. If tbe lilies drink so Quickly that the pot is empty before night, refill. Wash and shower the leaves weekly. 1 spring. White of egg In the mustard plastet will prevent its blistering the skin. Keep the seed corn dry. Freeslni will not hurt It if It is entirely free from moisture. De sure the colts get exercise dor Ing the winter. Give them a run out side every nice day. In raising colts remember that false economy during the first year or two will cost you dearly later. Getting angry does not help things. It only complicates matters and plunges one into a series of difficulties Time to mate up the breeding pens. The rooster ought to be with the flock several weeks before using the eggi for setting. Air-slaked lime sprinkled around the cracks and crevices of the hen house make it a very uncomfortable lodging house for lice and mites. No matter what kind of stock a farmer Is handling kindness always pays. Even pigs have feelings, and appreciate kind treatment Keek a hammer in the barn where it will be handy in driving loose nalli and knocking the snow balls from the horseB feet when they crime in oil the road. Some bens, like some people, will shirk duty when they get a chance. Weed out all the star boarders. Keep the buBlncss-Uke hen and use her to breed from. The quick-tempered man who loses bis bead when handling a horse is the man who generally has a horse that gets spells, too. Like owner, like beast to a great extent. To make the cellar a good cold storage place open at night except dur ing the severest weather, and close It during the day. Keep fruit cool, but do not let it freeze. Sort the apples frequently. To some farmers ventilation and draught are synonymous terms. One means fresh air for the stock with out injury, and the other means fresh air with a drawback of discomfort and colds which is ruinous. Have an extra rope with a snap on one end hanging np in the rear of the horses' stalls, so thaf it will not be necessary to untie the rope from the manger every time you want to lead a horse out of the barn. Here Is how some folks keep sweet potatoes through the winter success fully: They wrap each potato sep arately in newspaper and place in a barrel lined with newspapers until the barrel is full, when it is well cov ered and kept in a warm, dry room. According to the Maryland experi ment station, a bog produces ten to fifteen pounds of solid manure per day. Hog manure is a wet, cold ma nure, and ferments slowly. Its com position, of course, varies as does any animal's, depending upon the food consumed. It is much like cow ma nure in its general character, but gen erally considered richer. More than ever do the hens need something in the way of green food. Now that you cannot give them the trimmings from the garden provide clover meal scalded and then cooled before feeding. Also give them a carrot, beet or turnip to pick at A good way to manage the vegetables is to hang by a string from the ceil ing, Just high enough so they will have to jump for them. . Various remedies exist for the treat ment of scours in calves. One or two raw eggs broken into a calf's mouth have cured such cases. The feeding of dried blood in Bmall quantities, eith er in the milk or In the corn feed, is a good remedy when the bowels be come too loose. The feeding of kaflr corn, either In the chopped heads or meal, is a good grain for feeding while the calves are drinkjng milk. Kafir-corn has a constipating effect which offsets the laxative tendency of the skim milk. Water the horse before, not after feeding. There is a popular idea that a warm horse should not be allowed to drink, and, unlike a great many other popular ideas, there is a little truth in it If you water a warm horse in the ordinary way, letting him drink all that he will, you are likely to have a foundered horse on your hands. This is especially so if, at the time, the horse is fatigued. Neverthe less, It is always safe to allow him from six to ten swallows, no matter how warm he is. -If this be given on going into the stable and he be al lowed to stand and eat hay for an hour, and is then offered water, he will not drink nearly so much ss he would had none been given before. Details of Latch. piece of 8x2x1 inches. Shape a flat tlsh knob on one end three inchet long. Work down the rest so as tc pass through a one-Inch 'auger hole. Shape a knob on the other end by flattening the sides. The latch !i made of a piece 5xlx inches. Tb catch is 8x2x inches. Bore a one-Inch hole for the handle three inches from the edge of tbe door. Push the handle through the hole and Latch In Place. mark on it the thickness of the door; then bore In the handle a three-eighths inch hole for the latch. Now, explains e Orange Judd Farmer, assemble the parts according to the finished figure, which shows the latch thrown back. A little peg may be used to keep the !atch from falling down when the door Is open. . .... FARM NOTES. It's hard when an illusion changes to a delusion. The string which ties a man to his ob may become the chain that holds bim to slavery A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, especially if the two are scrubs and the one is a bred-to-lay business hen. To destroy hen lice, sprinkle insect powder, any of the varieties used to lestroy squash bugs will do, in the lust baths, enough to slightly tint the lust the color of the powder, and let tbe hens scratch in this and so dust themselves. - Keep at It Too many farmers, in fact almost svery one of them, stop dragging the roads as soon as tbe weather grows old and the ground begins to freeze. Some become careless about the mat ter, but' the greater majority, perhaps, think it does no good. These are wrong ideas, although there is but one time during -the day when It is bene Sclal to drag the roads in winter, and that is usually in the afternoon. Just at the time the clods and little bumps jt earth, which thaw during the warm' er part of the day, begin to freeze again. It is at this period that the llrt is brittle, and yet not sloppy; and a light dragging each day it thaws suf ficiently will workjwonders, if kept up all winter. " - - . Dairying a Growing Industry. The ultimate extension of dairying to all sections of the United States is Inevitable. As population becomes more dense, as land values increase, lust in this proportion must dairying extend. Dairying provides the most economical utilization of the feeds of the farm and on high priced land re turns to the farmer greater profit than any other agricultural pursuit To Keep Butter. A writer sends in tha following sug gestions for keeping butter: Pack but ter in a jar immediately after churn ing and lay a cloth over the top of the butter. When more butter is made re move the cloth, pack the new butter on top of that which is already in the Jar and -replace the cloth. Press the butter down solid and it will keep for 1 long time. ..Bluff That Doesnl Pay. - The man who falls to bluff a girl by threatening to marry another general ly feels about like the boy who comes home at dark after having run away to be a hero. - Do you know of any woman who ever received any benefit from taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound?" If any woman who is suffering with any ailment peculUr to her sex will ask her neighbors this question, she will be surprised at the result There is hardly a community in this country where women cannot be found who have been restored to health by this famous old remedy, made exclusively from a simple formula of roots and herbs. During' the past 30 years we have published thousands of letters from these grateful women who have been cured by Lydia E. PinkW Vegetable Compound, and never in all that time have we published a testimonial without the writer's special permission. Never have we knowingly published a testimonial that was not truthful and genuine. Here is one just received a few days ago. If anyone doubts that this is a true and honest statement of a woman s experi ence with Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound write and ask her. Houston, Texas.- When I first began taking Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound I was a total wreck. I bad been fick for ttafee years with female ?gg and a liver trouble. I had tried several doctor's medicines, but nothing did mo any good. w "For three years I lived on medicines and thong ht I wo uld never pet well, when I read an advertisment of Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound, and was advised to try It. My husband got me one bottle of tbe Compound, and It did me so much good I continued Its use, I am now a well woman and enjoy the best of health. I advise all women suffering from such troubles to give Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound a trial. They won t regret it, for it will surely cure you.- Mrs. Bessie L. Hicks, 810 Cleveland SU, Houston. Any woman who is sick and suffering is foolish surely not to give such a medicine as this a trial. Why should it not do her as much good as it did Mrs. Hicks. For pl Sloan's Liniment is the best remedy for sprains and bruises. . It quiets the pain at once, and can be applied to the tenderest part without hurting because it doesn't need to be rubbed all you have to do is to lay it on lightly. It is a powerful preparation and penetrates instantly relieves any inflammation and congestion, and reduces the swelling. - 9. 01 L oans vis an excellent antiseptic and germ killer -heals cuts, bums, wounds and contusions, and will draw the poison from sting of poisonous insects. Prioe, 25c SOa, and $1.00. Dr.EarlS.Sloan, Boston, Mass USA. Born' book cm bwMi, eattto, Amp and poultry teat free. : ; " 1 -DIFIANCK IS SUPERIOR QUALITY. HAIR BALSAM nl imiw w am a koranut lira Ilk JKrmr MM S"P IT iir a It. TooULful Colon.