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FOR TURKEYS. DUCKS OR GEESE Hen Will Alwaya Bs th? Lsador Among Farm Poultry. u?p*reJ ??' <h,? I'nUcd Pfparlnicnt of Acrlcult a. o i laninMs give much attention to va )(is fombiiiations and rotations o? jps, endeavoring to secure an ar ngenient that is most profitable for oh individual fariu. They do the me in selecting the kinds and num n of live stock. But not so much trillion is paid to the selection of ?ltrv 10 suit the peculiar conditions farms x?n<i neighborhoods. The hen II always be t l*e lender among farm uhry, says the United States De tt men t of Agriculture, but she re the aid of turkeys, guineas, ami du^ka. just as on a dairy nu t!ie (ow often requires the aid p1^. and sheep to make the farm sIik-sh most profitable. thick* Gather Food From Stream*. Where grain fields of neighboring mis nre in proximity to the barn d ri'-oryard it would, perhaps, be Iter not to keep turkeys. The farm rough which no streams run, and Silch has oo large pond, would prob ily he better without ducks. But e eln u inscribed farm, on which tur iy* would be a disadvantage, may i supplied with a small pool so lo teti that ducks would be profitable, id the farm that has no streams and mtU iuay have large range for tur r [Turkeys. ranging furl her afield, Lv upon the insects that escape |e lien?. From the time the poults [e old enough to forage until near bst. they take the bulk of their feed (nil tietd insects, devouring millions | grasshoppers and other injurious l>rins that feed on crops. In regions tifiv wooded areas are still fairly [tensive mast is an Important item i die diet of the turkey. When the i|i|?ly of insects begins to fail the B*t larder begins tilling up. Feed it on acorns, chestnuts. * beechnuts |il i lie like, turkeys will go a long by it-ward fattening themselves for |e Thanksgiving or Christmas mar cher grain to finish lem. Generally speaking, turkeys III require a larger feeding of grain an thickens to finish them for mar tl. l)ii t as they utilize forms of waste at liens and their broods would not aih, the keeping of a few turkeys is od ecouoroy. The finishing period short. Guinea fowls use still other kinds require much feed I of waste i lint would escape both hens | ami turkeys. Taking a wider runs? I tl>an chickens, and yet not quite so i wide as turkeys, - keeping largely to , the thickcl* and weed patches, nnd coimnltting fewer depredations againsi field and garden thau either chickens j or turkeys, requiring little feeding at : any time, being good layers during ! their season of eggs that are thought ; by many to have a richer and finer j flavor eveu than hen eggs, liie guinea i Is a good fowl to keep on any farm | ?where a serious effort is made t?? con- j vert all waste into meat or eggj. j Geese, In a larger measure than i chickens, or any other kind of poultry, are grazing stock, taking their living in large part from the ordinary grasses of the pastures. When the facts are taken Into consideration that the de mand for ge?se is strong, steady, and extended practically over the entire year, not confined to ths holiday sea sons as the demand for turkeys, that geese excel all other kinds of poultry as producers of fat, the Importance of an adequate number of geese in the poultry scheme becomes apparent. On farms where ponds or streams are available, ducks will convert into meat and eggs great quantities of water Insects and various aquatic forms that would not be utilized by any other kind of poultry. Ducks, while they consume large quantities of grass and other green stuff, are ! more partial to animal feeds and are very energetic In patrolling the branch es, creeks, and ponds as sources of feed supply. Pigeons of Questionable Value. The one kind of poultry of question able economic value on farms Is the pigeon. Almost exclusively a grain eater, the pigeon renders no important service as a conserver of waste, ex cept, perhaps, In the case of shattered grain In the fields, and that in a large measure would be taken up by other poultry and by pigs. The pig eon has its place In the town* and | cities, but, except In isolated Instances where conditions are pecatldriy favor able, its production is not often de sirable on farms. The backyard poultry keeper can hardly hope for success with turkeys, geese, ducks, or guineas, but for those who have lofts over garage, stable or coal shed the opportunity for squab growing Is worth considering. ^?p?r?4 b r th? United fltatM Dap?rtm*?t of Agriculture.) Durlnis the holiday season, when f mu-nious goose graces the largest nlltdile platter, Is the tline to think ? lit- ii'lvlsablllty of growing a bunch these profitable birds for the tables J' will be spread for hungry fam iiaother year. The goose pop iil"M in the United States has been Hie ilcrllne In recent years, but i* 1'nited States Department of Ag ftiltiuv expresses the opinion that piv are ninny farms on whlcli a few 11 !"? raised on pasture and other M tlmt will scarcely be missed. Al "iigli tin* demand for feathers is not tilt It oiiee was, uud the eggs ar?? t hi ilt'innnd ft>r cooking, these birds p worth while as producers of de i"'H iin'nt. The objection has been '*<'<1 tluit the meat Is too oily, but I* '"ixlition Is largely due to lm C|)f?r looking, lo failure to remove ? surplus fat of the abdominal tav r. fiiil to not skimming off t lie grease i-ooking. Grass Furnishes Bulk of Fe?d. W||?ro there Is low, rough pasture l'l wlih a natural ripply of water. We can be raised at a profit. They s generally quite free from disease fl Hll Insect pests, hut they are oc slonally affected by the diseases (union to poultry. Grass makes up ? bulk of the feed and it ^ doubt 1 whether it pays to raise them If ?'l grass range Is not available. A of water where they ran swim considered essential during the wdlng season and U a good thing flog the rest of the year. market Is not so general as for '?"kens, hut the demand and the l(,e are unusually good In localities '?re goose fattening is conducted large scale. However, a few Pf?? are desirable on many farms lei* there in n0 such market. Kx t*1 winter and during Htormy !"Mi?t. mature ;;eese have little need a house. Breeders In the North. <1 s<>ine j? the South, use a shed ft ti> the 3oU(ii a 3 a protection In 1,1 ?r. Coops, barrels or other shel ' ,,rP needed by goslings. The "'??s may he k<?pt clean by supply* \ Plenty of straw for bedding. 1 I to '-'5 geese may b?* pastured M" ai re ?>f land, the number depp'nd E "??'?!? the quality of the pasture. " ?"?*se 1 1, the acre Is a fair aver ^ '? 'vt? rantre whoutd use' "wherever possible. In the South many people use geese to help In keeping down the weeds In the cotton fields. Along about the first of February geesa should get a ration suitable for egg production so that goslings may be hatched at about the time the first pasture is available. Nests may ln? made on the floor of the house, or in large boxes, barrels or other shel ters. It is desirable to collect the eggs dally and to keep them in a cool place where the contents will nut evaporate too rapidly; if kept for | some time they may be stored in loose j bran. The firtff egg3 are usually set un der hens, while the last ones the goose lays may be hatched olther un der hens or under the goose if she goes broody. If the eggs are not re ! moved from the nest where she Is ! laying she will usually stop laying sooner than If they are taken away dally. 'I he si'-ters may be broken up If they are confined to a slat-bottom coop, with water to drink but no feed, for two to four days. Some breeders prefer to raise all the goslings with hens, as geese sometimes become difficult to manage when al lowed to hatch and rear their young. Hens used for hatching goose eggs must be dusted with Insect powder and have good attention as the period of Incubation for goose eggs Is longer than for chicken eggs. (Joose eggs may be hntched In Incubators and the gosling raised In brooders, but this Is not a common practice. From 28 to W days are required to hatch goose eggs. Moisture should be added after the first week If th? eggs ?r? set under hens or In Incubators, warm water being sprinkled on the sggs or the nest. Incubators should be run at temperature of 101.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit, or about 1V4 degrees lower than for hens' eggs, and the eggs should be cooled longer. Four t<> si* eggs are put under 'a hen and 10 to 13 under a goose. They may be tested about ,the tenth day. and those that are Infertile or con lain dead germs should be removed. (Joose eggs hatch slowly, especially under hens, and the goslings are re moved us soOn as hatched and kept In a warm phve until the hatching lx over, when they are put back under the hen or goose. After the eggs are all hatehed some ???** v -.ers give nil the goslings to the geese. Ileus witli goslings may be kept In coops and their charges al lowed to range, but they are not al* lowed to g?? Into the water unfit era I days ? >1 < 1 . lit mild weather they will lt.? nltl.' to look after themselves when sex en t ? ? ten days old. Coops wtili Im.;?iiI floors are desirable for go*||u?<< nud they should be protected from llu?lr enemies and looked after In niw i hey get lost in their wander ings ahout lite farm. Feeding tha Young Birds. fSosllngs do not feed until they are ?t to 3d hours old. when they may be fed any of the mashes recommended for chit-kens or for ducklings, or a mnsh or dough of two-thirds shorts* or middling* and one-third corn meal, which after six weeks may be made equal parts shorts and corn monl and f* per cent beef S'-rap. Bread and milk Is also an excellent feed for goslings. Fine grit Is needed and may he pro vided by using 5 per cent of sharp sand In the mnsh. or by keeping It before them In a hopper. If goilings are to be fattened give them a ration of one-third shorts and two-thirds corn meal by weight, with 5 per cent of beef scrap added, and a feed of corn at night. In February, when (he feeding for eggs Is begun, a ration made up of one pound of corn meal, one of hran. one of middlings or low-grade flour, and 10 pnr cent of beef scrap, which is feil In the morning, and equal parts of corn and wheat, or corn alone, fed at night, will produce good results. Grit ami oyster shell may be pro vided Ht all times, but they are es sential during the laying period. In winter and at other times when there Is no good pasture available, geese may be given roughages such as cut clover, hay, alfalfa, silage, cabbage, inaugeis, or any waste vegetables. The Golden Missal By KATE EDMONDS. ?, 1921, by McClur* Newspapsr Syndicate "A magnificent wedding gift," flut tered Miss Rocket as her wrinkled white hands grasped the quaint steel casket and bore it to her own chintz hung silting room. The English solicitor for the Booth b.vs of Scarrow iook?*d very scornful as lie went down t lie stone steps of the stately mansion where Agatha Rocket lived with her orphan niece, Sylvia. He knew the Rockets were very rich ? so many Americans were rich ? and that Andrew Boothby's mar riage to Sylvia was purely a love mntch and that the young people were to go Canada and begin their mar ried life on Andrew's ranch there. He knew all these things, and lie guessed that Miss Agatha Rocket was a tuft hunter, and lie marveled how she had ever wheedled Andrew's sole remain ing relative. Sir Angus Boothby of Scavrowe, into parting with the family heirloom, the Golden Missal. It was a wedding gift to Andrew and his bride, but If they had waited It would have come to them anyway. But Agatha had wanted It to flaunt In the faces of her hundred dear friends. It was so old, so mysterious, so precious! Alone In her sitting room Agatha thought of the triumph before her ? all her weary years of climbing the social ladder were worth the moment when slip could display the llolden Missal among Sylvia's wedding gilts. It was such a wonderful tiling ? it was concerned with Knglish history ? an old abbot had written dark secrets on ivory tablets and inserted the sheets in the pages of the ancient mass honk. It had then been hound in thin leaves of gold and sealed with a great seal, Lifted Out the Package. ? nd no one knew the contents save the old nbbot, who had been dead for cen turies. Agatha Rocket fairly quaked as she turned the rusted little key In the lock and lifted out (he package, wrapped In gold brocade that a king had worn ; the precious relic of a patrician race was In her hands and she looked Riiilt lly around as if she expected Sir An gus to snatch It from her alien hands. It was a small flat book, bound be twe?*n covers of thin, beaten gold. The golden clasp was sealed with a splotch of red wax, and Agatha Mushed as she visualized Sir Angus' ffritu satis faction as h?? finally sealed it against her Inquisitive ??ye*. The secrets guarded there would still be seorets hugged close to the hearts <>t" 1 1*^ Boothb.vs. even the rich aunt of An- ' drew's bride dared not touch. Dared n??t : H?r l auds shook as she hurriedly wrapped thr- hook ami thrust If Into ( the casket, locking It securely. Temp- 1 tntlon was very near the proud woman. J who had always reached out and | grasped all that she needed ? all she ' wanted ; she had eluded love, for he came in humble dress in other days. I and now love eluded her, save that of j Sylvia ? and there would he Sylvla'r children some day. The thought glad- 1 dened her? thrilled her. Then the .steel casket containing the Golden Mis-nt confronted her. There was a taste of -the bitterness of failure in the sight of it. How she had planned about it; the newspapers would write articles about It ; the pictorial supple ments would fenture it; her own pic ture would be there, anil Sylvia's, probably Andrew's, If that conserva tive young Briton would consent, which was doubtful. Agatha wished she could detest publicity as Sylvia and Andrew did ! But she loved It. "Here's auntie," fluted Sylvia's voice, and she came, bringing Andrew. He was a tall, lean, brown young man. very much In love. He bent over and kissed Miss Rocket's cheek. "Jove!" he exclaimed. "If you haven't got the family skeleton!" "Your uncle sent It to you and Syl via," she explained lamely. "It's the Golden Missal ? of course you know all ?bout It." Andrew shook hi* head. "Heard ?bout it often, saw it once, but never ceuld get interested ? can't, you know, There was sllonce for a moment. Then the glil looked up ut him. "I will," she said slaiplv, and told him her name. -Over the little head stone their bands clusped. And high In the tower of Trinity the old clock boomed otu the hour as though In beuedictlo i on I'.ielr heads. BEFORE THE DAY OF STEAM Proflrese Waa Naturally Extremely 8low and Travelers Suffered Much Inconvenience. The singe roach was l:tlle letter than a huge covered box mounted on springs. John It. MeMnster writes in Ids "History of the People of the United States." It had net; her glass windows nor door, nor steps, nor closed sides. The roof was upheld hy eight posls, which rose from the hotly of lite vehi cle and the body was commonly Ureast high. From the top were luing cur tains of leather, to !??? drawn up when the day was tine and let down and buttoned when rainy and cold. With in were four seats. Without was the baggage. Fourteen pounds of lugguge were allowed to be carried free by each passenger. But if his portmanteau or his brass nail studded hair trunk weighed more he paid for it at the same rate per mile as he paid for him self. Under no circumstances, how ever, could he be permitted to take with him on the journey more than 150 pounds. When baggage bad all been welched and strapped oa the coach, when the horaes hid been at tached and the way bill njfae out, the 11 passengers were summoned and, clambering to their seats through the front of the stage, sot down with their faces toward the driver's seat. On routes where no competition existed progress was slow. Neutral. "You seem upset." "Yes. my wife had a quarrel with the eooic." "I>iii you take sides?" ??No I need them both." ? Louisville Courier-Journal. -^isOKSZ ! Commencement Days CALL for Graduation Presents. Come and See our line of Pocket Books, Bags, Victrolas, and Portable Typewriters, Ivory and Silver Articles, Evershatp Pen and Pencils, Combination Sets, Fine Stationery, Memory Books, Whit man's Samplers, and Kodaks, are a few of the Presents that would be suitable. Let us help you solve the Gift Problem. Special attention given to Mail and Telephone Orders. Mason Bell, Bookseller and Stationer, Lewisburg, - West Virginia. WITHOUT STREET ADDRESS YOUR MAIL IS DELAYED AT OFFICE OF DELIVERY The Dead Letter Office has been in ] existence ever since Ben Franklin started our postal service. ISven then people addressed mail to Mr. Eaeklel Smlthera, "A Mantle Const," and sx pected lien to know Just where Zeks lived. Perhaps they had Zeke's address in letters lip In the garret, maybe a chest full of 'em, hHt then it was easier to lft Ren lumt /.eke. Today people are addressing letters to John Smith, New Yuri;, N. Y., or Chicago, HI., thinking Uncle Sam can locate him. which is jusi us incomplete as was Zeke's ad dress of yore. The Postofflce Depart, ment asks you to put the number and street in the address. It helps you. Sarcastic. The first step in learning whether your child is properly nourished, we read. Is to "Weigh the child in kilo grams." The kilograms are very light, we understand, but if absolute ac j curacy, Is required, you may weigh the child in them first, and then later ! take 'eiu off and weigh 'em separately. On second thought, we advise the sep arate weight in all cases, especially where ths kilograms are winter weight. Heading further, yon multiply the reiult by ten, and then "divide the ra|ult by ths child's sitting height In afttlmstsri" ? Just everyday centime tetif will do? "and Uks the cube root of the result, and you wiN have a fig ure that will tell you whether your child Is properly nourished." Mo9t any architect or engineer in fhe tele phone book will be glad to call and ilnd the cube root for you. ? Kansas City Star. No Use. "Why don't von get your father f< help you with your lessons, Willie?' "I did. but h" tried it once and in doesn't know any more about frac tions than I do." ANCIENT HARPS OF IRELAND Two Instrument*, Each Having a Dis tinct Purpose, War* in Us* in ? Oldon Timss. The ancient Irish harp was of tw? kinds ? a small Instrument used chiefly for religious purposes, first by the oli Druids in their rites, ar.d later by tha Christian bishops and abbots. Tha other hnrp was large, and was used In public assemblies and in battles. The bagpipes were introduced inta Ireland from Caledonia. They had the same use In (he Irish armies they; now have in the Highland regiment* But the Irish made, in the course of time, an improvement, using bellows to fill tbe chanter. Instead of the* mouth, nml continued improving th? instrument untfl the union-pipes of to day are the result. As to early Irish harpers and thefr music there Is little known, but Queen Elizabeth's court, Irish tunefi were popular. Of late huge books of ancient Irish melodies have been col lected and arranged. Petrle has at tracted attention to this field by hl? thorough Investigation of Irish folk music. Ths Cost of Furs. Former United States Commissioner of Education P. P. Claxton pointed oat that the $800,000,000 paid for fura lis the United State* lo 1920 Is more tha? twiet the coat of atl hlgh#f educattto In colleges, universities and prms slonal and technical schools, whetHb supported by public taxation or pn? ately endowed. ? Our &Umb Animal A. Archaeology on ths March. In their progress through Asia Mi nor, Greek ttroops discovered In an old cemetery near Kutaia columns of blue marble formerly part of a great building of the Itomnu period. Manjf inscribed tablets were also picked uj> ou march. ? Scientific American. Those Wags. "My husband is extremely fond oU grapes. I'ats them morning, noon and plclit." "Sort of a grape nut, eh?" Notice of Great Interest TO Ladies of Greenbrier County. Our Miss Yarid has just left for New York city for the purpose of buying more Sport and Up-to-date Merchandise to fill the various Departments in our Store. ?tu "4lk ?Ak'i.i'iU,. '..It'-.*. Look in this paper very soon for our May Sale. The last part of the month. We always share with our Customers the Great Bargains we get hold of. Keep this in mind, and look for prices in this paper very soon. It is a chance. Thanking you in advance, Yarids' Specialty Shop. Lewisburg, West Virginia.