IfS ,. 1 aa ai ira
Moldy corn ig dangerous feed for tbe
Provide roomy places for tbe cows.
They do better than when kept in tbe
Don't get Impatient. Much good land
baa been spoiled by trying to work It
when It is wet.
Get the lambs to eating grain as
soon aa possible. They should have
the grain diet ten weeks before wean
ing. High-priced feeds will return a profit
if put into a pood cow, not a poor one.
No kind of feeding pays in the case
of the poor cow.
Raise colts, but don't try to do it
' with the poor, run-down, over-worked
mares. Strong colts cannot be got
ten in this way.
rte sure that you get a standard
grade of cement and -that it is mixed
in proper proportions with the other
materials if you want to get good
Give the boy some animal he can oall
his very own. Let him raise a lamb or
a calf, and then have tbe money when
it is grown and ready for market. In
this way be will take an interest In
The blanket is needed to protect
the horse against tbe sharp, chill winds
of spring as much as during the cold
of winter. Remember tbis when the
horse has been warmed up by a long
drive or a hard bit of work.
If you have overhauled the machin
ery during tbe Black days of winter
you are in good condition and frame
of mind to enter upon the spring ac
tivities. If you have not looked over
the machinery and put it in good con
dition, do it at once.
Experiments bave demonstrated that
between the ages of six and thirteen
veeks of a chicken's life u requires
from four to four and thres-quarters
pounds of feed to produce a pound of
sain. Between the ages of J 3 and 26
weeks It required from four and three
quarters to five and three-quarters
i'ounds of feed to produce i pound of
Pin worms in tbe membrane lining
the rectum of the horse are exceed
ingly annoying and cause irritation
which seriously interferes with a
horse's working capacity. To remedy
give rectal Injection two or three
times a week of three quarts of soapy
warm water to which has been added
a cupful of decoction of tobacco made
by pouring boiling water on tobacco
stems and allowing to soak for a few
According to a test made by an ex
periment station it was found that tbe
eggs of the different breeds in order
of their weight were as follows: Black
Minorca. Light Brabma, Barred Rock,
White Leghorn, White Wyandotte.
Rhode Island Red, White Crested
Black Polish, Buff Cochin. A great
deal may depend upon the strain, as
it is known that some hens of any
breed normally lay larger eggs than
others of the same breed.
If you wish to test the soil to see it
it needs lime, take small samples from
several points in the field and mix to
gether thoroughly. Then take a cup
ful of the mixture and moisten it Just
enough so it will pack firmly in the
cup. Thrust a knife down into this soil
and work it back and forth so as to
leave an opening. Be ready with strips
of blue litmus paper. This is a form
of blotting paper colored blue with a
dye made from certain mosses of lich
ens. It has tbe property of changing
its color from blue to red, and from
red to blue when put into acid or alka
line substances. After the hole is made
put a piece of this blue paper down
into it and push the soil up around
it Let it stay there half an hour
or more, then take tbe paper out and
dry it If there is much acid In the
soil the blue- color will change to a
pink or red the more acid the dark
er the color. If it does turn a pink or
darker yon may conclude that the soil
needs lime. But make more than one
test to make certain. '
Oil meal is good tor (ho cows. It
rill nrnvA unv rot Inn
Think out your work and the doing
of It will prove much easier.
Prom the first of April to the last
of May is the best time to do jour
Alfalfa Is as good for the hogs as
for the cows. Try for a stand of al
falfa this year.
Early hatches do better than those
brought off after the heat of the sum
mer has begun.
Garget or congested udder can be
generally relieved by hot applications
and vigorous rubbing and kneading of
tbe affected part.
Good Kroomlns:. aood beddinc and
good feed will make the good cow
more profitable. Don ? fool your time
away on the poor cow.
Concrete construction on the farm
is receiving moro and more attention
Strength and permanence in anything
built on the farm is a move for econ
As compared with the old pan meth
o of raising cream, the separator is
as far ahead of the old method as the
threshor is ahead of the old flail
method of threshing grain.
Look carefully after the cows that
are to calve this spring. Don't let the
bright warm days that we get occa
sionally delude you into thinking that
there is no longer need of shelter and
Tea, it is some trouble and expense
raising dairy cows, but see what you
have after you have raised them, if
you have saved those from your best
cows mated to a pure-bred bull. That
is the way to build up a dairy herd.
If trouble with lumpy or stringy
milk try this treatment: First give
a thorough purge, say a pound of
Glauber's Baits. Wnen it has ceased
to act, give half an ounce of niter and
30 drops of aconite twice a day for two
days, or longer if not cured.
The German proverb that tbe ma
nure pile is the farmer's bank de
pends for its truth a good deal upon
the way the banking is done. Such
banks don't pay Interest if every rain
is allowed to wash away the best part
of the manure. The surest way to get
full value for all the manure made
on the farm is to get it out on the land
as soon as possible. .
The Peggy mentioned in the follow
ing item from Judge, up and died be
fore we had a chance to use it, but
the point which is made is none tbe
less true: At the leading poultry
shows throughout the country, a ben
called "Peggy" is being exhibited.
This hen is supposed to be worth $10,
000. We have no good reason to doubt
this statement. At the present price
of eggs, even an old barnyard fowl
that is doing anything at all for her
country Is a pretty valuable piece of
property. It is no longer a goose, but
a hen that is laying golden eggs.
Prof. C. B. Laue declares his belief
that the milking-machine is one of
the advance steps in dairying. I have
watched its workings very closely and
the results obtained indicate that It
is entirely practical. That it is a labor-saving
device there is no question.
For example: Two men with the ma
chine will milk a herd of 60 cows in
less time than it requires four men by
hand. This makes it possible for the
other two men to go into the fields
with tbe teams early in the morning
and work until evening, as it is not
necessary for the drivers to take part
in the milking. This is no small item,
as on many farms it would amount to
$10 a week in cash and for 30 weeks a
net saving of $300.
Unclean methods are as inexcusable
in the barn as in the house. The han
dling of the milk and the milking in
tbe barn has more to do with its qual
ity than its after handling after It is
brought to the dairy room. It is really
astonishing to see how careless and
unclean a man, who in other things
is most particular, will be when it
comes to milking. If the good woman
has been in a hurry when washing
the dishes and left a spot on a plate or
a fleck of dried egg on the "back of a
fork, tbe man of the house is likely to
wipe it off ostentatiously on a napkin
or the table cloth. But If that same
man does the milking that evening It
will not be at all surprising if the
one who strains the milk finds some
straws, hairs, and manure sediment
In the strainer or the bottom of the
milk pall. There are some men who
are careful in milking; they brush off
the udder carefully before beginning
and tbey keep the cows clean. But we
all know there are a lot of others who
are so "careless that the milk they
bring in Is really filthy. Straining the
milk removes the visible dirt, but It
does not remove the -contamination or
make the milk any cleaner Surely
the good housewives bear much Iron.
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rlous inroads upon an ordinary dress allowance, and her new Dutch collar, or
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Eton collar (which it reaiiy is), nas oecomo buuubv wu- uiuu ju
women. Many different designs are shown on this page.
na a nloln II nan n- nt llnAn nil laee. wnlcn SD-
peal to those young enough for the somewhat youthful effect. They are
: i.m i a ,,. Mni.il riaanfti than th ordinary flat turn down.
They spread a little, cdmlng down to almost Eton depth in front, but wun
sharper points and narrower openings man me emu uiuuu. ur..
Other collars, much closer to regulation Eton lines, but mounted on a band
which while not high brings the coliar up more closely around the throat
than the Eton, are much worn, and are comfortable for warm weather,
though essentially of youthful character. They are made of embroidered
.. .a . ...I eV.AArnt.oa rane-tnir from the Stiff DOVlSu COl-
unen oi varying vuuucbb auu Dmiv.. . ..D..- - - - --- --- - -
lar to sheer collars, exquisitely hand-embroidered and inset with lace.
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Sort bows or suk wun laBBei una inugeu wu.
,,rnvAr niinra nio iftbots of lace or of finely plaited linen and lace fastened
Just under tbe chin by a long Jeweled pin.
PLAYHOUSE FOR A CHILD.
Bimple Contrivance .That the Busy
Mother Will Appreciate.
Thu small wooden fences used by
rnanv mothers to keen the kiddles in
bounds are well known. Not so famil
iar is a miniature playroom Invented
by one young mother, who objected to
having her child's toys scattered all
over the room.
She bout-tit a lance box. Had the
sides cut down to allow it to go under
the bed. The box was put on rollers
so it could be easily moved.
The inside was lined with chintz
that could be readily taken out when
soiled. On the upright sides of the
box was white muslin, to which was
Dasted all sorts of gay pictures and
animals that children love. When fin
ished tbis miniature picture gallery
was elven a thin coat of varnish so
it could be wiped off when soiled. The
baby's toys were inside.
When baby was deposited in his
playhouse he was out of harm's way,
and could amuse himself for hours.
When he was through playing all that
was necessary was to push the box
under the bed, where it was bidden by
Ribbons for Lingerie.
The latest touch for lingerie is to
have cherry ribbon bows to fasten up
the dainty garments instead of the old
familiar baby blue and pale pink. This
is a venr decided change and one that
Indicates a complete revolution in the
general dressing of the particular
woman. Where before she attempted
to wear only feminine garments of
the soft shades, she now would not
think of wearing the plain white gown
without some touch of splashy em
Aa von see. she carries out the Idea
even to her dainty bits of lingeries.
Light shades are far too quiet. Some
thing really definite must be worn, and
while all of the embroidered under
garments are quite, simple and
trimmed only with hand embroidery or
band of real valenctennes lace, tbe
color of ribbons makes up for lack of
feminine frills and furbelows.
Amone the many pretty French
mulls a new idea has developed in nar
row stripes of color that end in the
border design, and correspond to the
deepest note of the tinting given to
the flowers in that or to tne reman
pattern, for this latter effect is almost
more popular this season than any
other and comes frequently aoove a
olid color border band that is in some
very beautiful . new hue. Moussellne
dlndia Is another very light and airy
fabric of but little more tnan gossa
mer texture and is pinstriped length
wise, which gives, a tiny nayaaere
striae to the Kown when the goods are
used as attached flounces or in tunic
effect, which the 30-Inch width makes
necessary. The side border is in
either two narrow bands of Chinese
flowers, as quaint as if worked on a
aamnler. or in little cross bars of the
color, broken by a center stripe; other
croundlnea with Din dots of color have
Persian designs at borderVogue
- Curls in Fashion.
Amonc the folk fashlous' borrowed
from Poland is that curious one of tbe
dangling curls at the sides of the
face. Some of the daring women In
Paris are trying the little curls which
fan over the temples and account for
the stray locks about tbe ear.
REALLY NOVEL 80FA PILLOW8.
How One Woman Found Use for Small
Embroidered Tea Cloths.
A woman who can cleverly utilize
odds and ends that most of us would
throw away has found a fascinating
use for small embroidered tea clothe
that are too small for a card table
and too big for a centerpiece. She
turns them into sofa pillows that are
striking in their novelty.
If the cloth has a deep embroidered
border the center of linen is cut away
and the border appliqued to a covet
of colored art linen, giving it an all
of handsome hand embroidery. These
cushions are made up to button sc
they may be easily laundered.
A tea cloth with drawn work bordei
is used as a cover to a colored lining
which gives a charming effect with nc
work. Sometimes a large monogram
is embroidered heavily in the center ol
the tea cloth. It is done either ic
white or in a color to match the lin
This Is an excellent way to use
centerpieces that have worn into holes
though the border is still in good con
FOR A RAINY DAY.
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INHERITED KIDNEY TROUBLE.
Could Fesl It Constantly Gaining
Ground as Time Passed.
Mrs. Frank Roseboom, 512 W. Wash
lngton St., Moscow, Idaho, says: "Kid
ney trouble was he
reditary, and my
parents spent hun
dreds of dollars try
ing to cure me. I
was nervous, my
eyesight had failed
noticeably, my cir
culation was ; bad,
sleep fitful, '.heart
action irregular, and my -back so weak
and painful I could hardly stand it
There was also an Irregularity of the
kidney secretions and a cold always
made the whole trouble worse. I could
tell many other symptoms, too, but
shall only add that Doan's Kidney
Pills made me free of all of them."
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Charon was indignant.
"That spirit wants the ferry
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You will rexpond very quickly to tbe
(lurtield Tea treatment, for this Natural
laxative correct constipation, purilien tlx
blood, and benefit" the entire system.
What is defeat? Nothing but edu
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something better. Wendell Phillips.
"Brown's Dronchlal Troches" rrlleva
Dronehitls. Asthma, Catarrh and Throat
lMseasps. 2 rents a box. Samples sent free
by John I. Drown ft Son, Boston, Mass.
Some people would, bave to work
overtime if they practiced half what
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Natty empire raincoat of elephan'
gray, waterprook Bilk, trimmed witl
black satin sash, cuffs 'and collar, ani
silver buttons and belt buckle. Sucl
a coat is dressy enough for genera
Renewing the Edge of 8kirts.. -In
buying a new petticoat it is al
ways wiser to get one several lnchei
too long. Run in one or two tucki
Just above the flounce, and when th
edge Ib worn it can be cut off, re
hemmed, and the tucks let out. am
the skirt takes on a new lease of life
Do not leave the drawstring In thi
top of the petticoat This means t
certain ridge at the waist line. Thi
top should be cut off, darted to fit, pu
Into a narrow band and fastened witl
a hook and eye or button.
Scarfs Edged with Satin.
There is a widespread belief tha
tho colored chiffon scarf may not las
much longer because it is too uni
versa!. The tulle scarf and those o
metallic net will be even more popu
They have been edged with frlng
and fur but the new thing Is to flnlsl
the sides and ends with a narrow bind
ing of self-colored bias satin,
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