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LAY IT ON THE HEN
Department" of Agriculture calls attention to the heavy loss o
eggs iri'jthe handling and advises : "Encourage the production of f
Drat Jim Wilson anyhow for telling us henmen what to' do
and not how io do it ! That old grand daddy head of the agricul
tural department is surely the cuckoo of Bill Taft's cabinet, and we
don't care how soon he's bull-moosed. '
Now? how in the thunder should a fellow proceed to encour
age his hens to lay large eggs? For, if a large egg won't break as
ably.,or spoil as. early as a small egg, of course we are for larger
Can a small hen be provoked or fooled or pleased into laying
large eggs? Can a large hen be persuaded that she's no longer' a
pullet, and thus be induced to lay according to her size? And if a
hen can be got to lay a larger egg than shereally wnts-to, can she
finally be made to produce twins ? There's millions in it if Secre
tary Wilson will only show us how. '
But he needn't come-forward with his ordinary propositions
for influencing the hen. We've curried her, manicured her, brushed
her teeth, figuratively speaking, nested her im-ose leaves, and had.
the phonograph :play Caruso $6 records at her by the hour, and' she
sat there with eyes partly closed, cooing comfortably to herself, and
still no eggs. "
It is one thing to sit up at the head of that department at Wash
ington and say: "Make the hen do it." It is quite another to per
sonally look that calm, contrary, insolent bird in the eye and argue
her into doing anything that she thinks she really don't have. to do.
Jinx knew how to hold On t6 a job, but he seems to know little
about the hen's" jobs. More and more does Cousin Bill Taft's cabi
net .miss the lamented and tamed Richard Achilles Ballinger. JDick
could make a hen lay large eggs when there really wasn't any hen.
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p k Sandwich Pudding.
A teacup of flour, a tablespoon
of caster sugar, 1 ounce Jf butter,
1 egg an(J,a little milk. A small
teaspoon of baking poWder and a,
Work the butter into the flour
with the finger tips, add the sugar
and baking powder. Beat up the
egg with a tablespoon of milk,
add it to the olher Ingredients,
rinse out the-egg basin with a
little more -milk and beat all
lightly. ,. ...
Pour into a greased pie dish
and bake in a sharp oven for 40
minutes. Turn out of. tfie dish
onto a sieve. In a few minutes,
using a sharp knife, cut the pud
ding apart, spread the bottom
half thickly with jam and lightly
press the to on to it. Serve hot
or cojd. c