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Copyright. 111.
Weiurt Newspaper Union.
Reason' whole pleasure, all (ha Joys,,
of sense,
Lie tn three words health, peace and
The time for servlirg wild duck' Is at
hand and the inexperienced housewife
presented with" a brace
to dress and took '' will'
welcome ii few gugges
ttons. s First, remove
some of the down with
out exposing . the . skin,
cut oH the-, wings If
they are to he saved,
I'ut a pound or two of
v paraflin Into a. dish
deep and; wide enough to nearly im
merse, the duck. Melt ' the " paraflin
and, while it Is still hot hut not boiling,
dip In the duck, turning well to see
that every part Is well covered with
paraffin. ; Now lay out In the air to
cool. When the paraflin la hard, not
hefore, beg'n to peel on the feathers.
If the dipping has heen well done the
feathers will come oft like a glove
pulled from the hand, leaving the deli
cate licsh without a sign of a pin
feather. Now they may be drawn and
trussed, ready for the roasting pan.
Those who enjoy the wild, gamey flavor
of the duck do not wish to have it de
stroyed by any stuffllng that Is at all
highly seasoned. Some use a bunch of
celery, or an onion, while others enjoy
an . . . . :.,
Apple and Bread Stuffing. To three
Cupfuls of bread,1 broken In bits, add
three apples, pared and cot In small
bits, two and one-half tablespoonfuls of
onion, chopped,' ;orie teaspoonful of
sage,' two tablespoonfuls of melted but
ter, one teaspoemful Of salt,( one-quarter
teaspoonful of pepper ; mix all together
ana "stuff the ducks, . The ducks are
now ready for the, oven. , Cover, the
breast and legs with slices of fat salt
pork and cook In a very hot oven,
basting every five minutes with the
drippings In the pan. Bake 30 minutes.
Tame duck requires, twice the time for
cooklug. Those who wish to remove
some of the fishy, or wild flavor, par
boll the ducks In water with a spoonful
of Vinegar. ... , ,
Salads which are appropriate to
;erve with duck are orange, apple, or
any mildly acid fruit in combination.
Olive sauce Is a great favorite and
wild plum, currant or green grtpe jelly
'should accompany a duck course. A
young duck- Is delicious broiled; split
"It down the back, flatten out and broil
quickly until done to suit the taste.
Dear as my friend; yet from my foe
as from my friend comes good:
My friend shows me what I can do,
an'd my foe what I should.
With a little thought and planning
almost any of our common foods may
be changed Into
something un
usual and appe
Baked Pota.
toes. Select
large new pota
toes. With an ap
pie cerer remove
the centers lengthwise. Fill In, with
small rolls of bacon or sausage and
bake m the rack of a dripping pan In
a moderate oven. Serve with a gravy
made by adding water to the pan and
seasoning to taste.
Savory Casserole of Mutton. Cut
from the middle part of the leg of a
yearling mutton a slice two Inches
thick. Remove the bone and fill the
cavity with an onion or several two
Inch strips - of celery. . Dredge with
flour and salt and pepper. Prepare In
the bottom of a casserole a rich gravy
of one cupful of brown stock, one
half cupful of currant Jelly, a dozen
chopped olives, six peppercorns, three
whole cloves and one tablespoonful of
lemon Juice. Thicken when boiling
with one tablespoonful of flour mixed
with a little water to a paste. Lay
Into this the round of mutton, spread
the top with beef marrow, cover the
casserole and bake for an hour and a
hnif In a moderate oven. '
Chicken and Spinach Soup. Wash
and pick over two pounds of spinach
and cook In one-half cupful of butter
until tender. Add one-half cupful of
flour mixed with .a tablespoonful of
salt and enough white pepper to sea
son. When thick rub through a col
ander and add two quarts of chicken
stock. When It comes to the boiling
point serve In cups garnished-with
whipped cream. !
Apples With Cinnamon Drops.
Wash and rore good flavored apples.
Fill the centers with the red cinnamon
candies, basting during the baking. :
Accurate Weights Can Be Obtained
Working Order and the Load Is in
(Prepared by the United Statea Department
of Agriculture.)
A great Beat tiouhtCand mone
tary lo 'sustained by producer and
shippers In- marketing hay has beeu
found by the bureau of markets and
crop estimates, United States Depart
ment of Agriculture, to be due to
careless weighing.
Weighing by the Bale.
In several- sections of the country
It is the custom to weigh liay by the
bale at the time for baling a.nd to note
the weight upon a tag made of card
board or, other convenient material at
tached to the bale beneath one of the
bale ties... When weighing by,, this
method great care should be taken to
weigh the hay, accurately. During the
rush of baling operations sufficient
time 4s frequently not allowed for the
scales to come to a balance and there
tnay be as much as ten pounds dif
ference - between the actual -and ; the
catch weight.
Special care "should also be taken In
writing the correct weight upon the
tag, say the bureau's specialists. It
Is the common practice In some sec
tions to use only numbers ending In
0 .or 5 In recording the weight, and
to give or take from the actual weight
a. sufficient amount to make a number
with such an ending. For example,
the weight of a bale weighing 67
pounds Is written as Co pounds and
.that of one weighing 68 pounds as 70
pounds. 1 The tendency, however, Is
"to take" more frequently , than . "to
give," so i that it Is a better practice
tat state the actual , weight, upon , the
- Another practice which Is often
charged back tb the producer In low
er! prices or In weight claims, dispro
portionate to the actual loss, Is the
use at a much later date of tag
weights placed upon the hay at the
time of baling. Unless hay has been
thoroughly . cured and has , been In
the mow or stack for a. considerable
time there is likely to be a loss In
weight while hay Is In storage after
baling, due to additional loss of mois
ture. Each purchaser desires, and has
a right to obtain, the actual quantity
of hay for which he pays. If bales
are short of the weight specified upon
the tags there are grounds for a claim,
either In the form of a price conces
sion or of a weight claim. In either
case the adjustment of the claim is
likely to be less economical to the
producer than the actual rewelghing
of the hay. The producer or shipper
should be prepared to prove that the
weight of the hay at the time of sale
is correct and as Indicated upon the
Careless weighing on wagon Scales
causes ns much difficulty as careless
weighing by any other method. One
Of the principal causes of unsatisfac
tory weights upon wagon scales Is lack
of proper care of the scales and of
the necessary attention to keep them
In '-repair and in good .working order.
Hasty Conclusions Should
Cautiously Avoided. -
No Reason for Assuming All Activ
ities of Farm Should Be Devoted
to One Big Money Crop
Study All Angles, '
iPraparail br tha Vnttad States Department
of Afrlcultura.)
In making use of the results of a
year's cost accounts for the purpose
of perfecting the organisation of the
farm, hasty conclusions should not be
drawn. Sometimes a positive decrease
In profits may ensue If an enterprise
be dropped, because, taken alone, It
has failed to pay. Cows, for Instance,
may . not be showing a net profit, but
If all the cows were wld there mignt
be-no other way of- using up tne
roughage and It would become dead
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Only If the Wagon scales Are in Proper
Proper Position Upon;the Scales.
Accurate weights cannot bs obtained
on scales that ore ,uut ...of. repair,
Wagon 'ec&leg' should l inijected fre
quently by. a competent lnspector.ah J
care should be taken to see that they
are in proper .adjustment, and balance
before weighing any -lot r; load of
hay. v . , v,; ( -
Care must be taken also to see that
the load Is In proper position upon
tiie scales. The load should not blud
upon the scale box or building, and
if the team exerts any effect upon tlie
load it should be unhitched.
'..When obtaining the tare weight the
weigher should be certain that the
wagon -contains the same equipment
as when the gross weight was ob'
tained. A good rule Is to remove ev
erything but the necessary equipment
from the load before weighing.. -
Keep Bale Cheek When Loading.
,If the producer or shipper loads the
hfty directly into the1 cars care Is espe
cially necessary to compute the total
weight correctly. Loads are rrequent
It distributed In two or more cars
because' of the variation In the qual
ity of the hay. If the bales are
tagged, a careful record should be
kept of the bales placed In each car.
If not tagged, the part of the load
placed in each car should be weighed
separately. A careful check of the
total number of bales placed In each
car should also be kept bo that the
shipper.,, may have the proper data
upon wnlch to base a claim snould
any loss occur while the hay is moving
to market.
The following suggestions, if fol
lowed, will, greatly assist in eliminat
ing some of the troubles caused by
improper weighing methods: ,
When using tag weights record rho
actual current weight. '
Have wagon scales In proper adjust
ment and balance.
See that wagon contains same equip
ment when weighing both the gros
and tare weight.
wnen loading two or more cars
keep careful record of hay loaded In
each car.
Always keep a bale recoru, together
with a weight record, of each car.
Bicarbonate of Soda Useful.
Bicarbonate of soda Is of great value
when placed in the mash or drinking
water, It will cleanse the digestive
tract of any sour or decayed sub
stances, and keep it in a healthy
sweetened condition.
No Place for Trees.
The chicken yard Is generally bare
of grass, the soil is beaten down,
caked and solid and Is not a very
satisfactory place for the average fruit
tree. ,
Purebred Stock Best. -
Scrub stock multiplies just as fast
an purebred, but it never gets the
right answer. 4 - ; , . -
loss. Labor devoted night and morn
ing to milking and feeding cows and
charged to them would be entirely
lost If the cows were sold and noth
ing supplied to till In the time.
The fact that the hogs or the corn
crop bring In the most net money dur
ing the season is no reason for assum
ing that all the activities of the farm
In the future should be devoted solely
to hogs or corn. It may be that the
keeping of cows Is partly responsible
for making the hogs so profitable, or
that the growing of wheat, clover, or
other crops in rotation with corn
makes the latter crop much more prof
ttable than It would have been If
grown alone.
Similar conditions will be met with
on all farms, and, therefore, no sud
den changes should be made' on the
basis of what a single year's accounts
may Indicate. All angles of the en
terprise should be taken Into consid
eration. . Cost of U. 8. Trucks Abroad.
. . An , American one-ton ' motortruck,
selling In the United States for $l,S3ri
costs 21,000 franc In Belgium, - 7
MOTHER! CLEAyr - : v -,
Even a sick child loves the "fruity"
taste e "California Fig Syrup." If the
little tongue is coated, or If your child
Is listless, cross, feverish, full of cold.
ophas coliff give -a "teaspoonful to
0ea.nse the liver andbOwels. la a few
hours you can see'for-yoorself ho?
thoroughly It works all the constlna
tion poison, sour bile and waste out of'
Irowels, and you have a well, play
fut Child again. y
Millions of mothers keep "California
Fig Syrup" .handy. jThey know a teaH
morrow. Ask your druggist for genu
ine '"California, Fig Syrup" which has
directions frr babies "and Children of
all ages printed on bottle. Mother!
1'ou must .say'Californla." or you may
got fcoiuittntioa tig syrup. Advertisement.-
'. ' - -
Innovation That Was Brought About
,,by,the Protracted Spell of Un
J i usually Hot Weather.
One of the quaintest Innovations of
I the recent heat wave In London was
the ( introduction of sunshades for
dogs. 'These consisted of light crepe-de-chlne
protections suspended over
the animals' necks by light wire
The "lucky" animals whose masters
or mistresses bought the sunshades
did not seem so pleased with them as
perhaps the donors had hoped, re
marked London Answers. ',
One dog found the heat so oppres
sive that he sought the shelter of -a
railway tunnel on the Highbury tube.
Here he was, however, so frightened
by , the continual passing of trains
that he shrank Into a dark corner arid
remained there for two days, until
his master, on the information of :a
railway man, fetched him.
Although sunshades for dogs mad
their first appearance, there was Sa
strange absence of the straw hats;
that horses used to wear before thai
war. Have horses been so hardened
by the great campaign that they dp
not need the consideration that dogs
get?- -
. . Scenery Has a Cash Value.
"American motorists' are becoming
more nomadic than gypsies," Secr
tary- of the Interior Albert B. Tall de
clared. He was discussing the future
of the national parks ' ' .- ? : ,
The parks are the best friends that
the motorists have. -
"The nation Is rapidly learning that
scenery is one of its most valuable re
sources. Italy, Franco and Switzerl
and capitalized their scenery before
the war and the tourist Income was a
big business factor for them."
And It la. ; ;
"Say, buddy, do you remember
when we were over there, they used
to tell us that when we get back
nothing would be too good for us?"
"Sure, what about It?" :
"Well, they told the truth." The
American Legion Weekly. f
Some men are always looking for
a chance to earn money and some are
satisfied merely to get It. :
Do You Look Forward To a
Good Night's Rest?
Do you regularly antici
pate a refreshing sleep?
Or do you dread going to
bed, only to stare, sleep
less, at the walls? The
difference between sleep
ing and staring is simply
a matter of nervea ;v.
When your nervous
system is in a sound con
dition, you are certain to
sleep well. But when
your nerves are worn out
and beyond your control,
your rest is broken and
your awakening leaves
you languid and irritable.
Doctors know that
much of the nerve dis
orders ' result from tea
and coffee drinking. The
drugs in these .drinks
over-stimulate,often caus
ing the serious ills which
'result from disturbing the
- regular bodily functions. It
is for your health's sake '
that many doctors now ,
say you should quit tea
Postum y&rHealth
Wtthln tk vetch of eTory, -
woman health and strfcnth.i
They're brought to you - by
Dr. Fierce's Favorite Pre
scription. Take this medi
cine, and there's a safe and
certain benefit fortheehronio -weaknesses,
and diseases peculiar to wo-
men. It will build - up,
strengthen, and invigorate
"run-down" or delicate wo- ,
men. , , .
Toledo. Ohia "I have)
found. Dr. Pierce's FaTorito
Prescription to give renewed
and' -stneagtb -wbanJ have
been run-dowfi', weak and nervdus. It
strengthens rue ns no 'other trnlo
ever haa and I highly recommend it
to all women who are ailing and"
weak.rMES.T jD0KA;':SUUjyAN.
1630 Norwood Ave-.
Sold In tablet or liquid form by all
druggists. ' '
Raatoraa Color and I
B canty la Gray and Faded HaU
nlNDERCOnNS Rmi rv,rn. cur
Ioum. ac.. atapa all paia, naura comfort to uv
feel, akkM walklag Uol ry mail or at bnup-
SUM. iiiacoxCbraUcal Work.,l'aaT.li.lV
Homeseekers, Attention!
Scnil for Fr-e copy American Homwkr.
Description, prlco farmn, ranchea, raw lands
many atate. owners' namH anil adiireaoea.
12th and Farnam Oinalia, Nrb.
W. N. U., CINCINNATI, NO. 42--1921.
Sewing Wood.
There has appeared In thts country
recently a special plywood material
for aircraft construction. t.j
This new material' must not be corv.7
fused with ordinary plywood, which Is "
glued together. It Is claimed to be a ,
super-plywood, and Is actually sewn
together! " ; : vt
First, the layers are cemented to-j
gether with waterproof material, and:
then stitched through In parallel rows,
about one and a quarter Inches apart. '
This gives a rigidity and resilience not v.
to be attained by any other method.
Weight for weight, 1t Is the strongest?
mnterlHl ct Invented. It . Is made InT
:hu,eeta - of any slee or shape up to eight
feet wide . by 60 feet long and from,,
one-eighth of an Inch to flve-elghths of
an inch thick,, thus doing away with
waste in the conversion. London Tlt
Blts. ' "' ' '- '
- A Hard Ufa. 7 1 r
"I guess you think this is an easy
way to get, a Irving," said the Indig
nant pedestrian.,,,
"No, I don't," said the footpad, cross-,
ly. "I've been standing around here ;
for three hours In. the., rain waiting for
a boob to come along. And what sort
of luck do I have? .. You've got $1.50 ,
In your pocket and tin watch." BIr- -mlngham
Age-Herald. ' '
Checking Up. ' ,
The sultan of . Zanzibar and his
wives have landed at Durban. We un
derstand that the captain asked him
to count them carefully,, as .mistakes
could not be rectified after leaving
the ship. London Punch.
Opposing Minds.
"Darling, I've made up my mind to
Btay at home."- .
. "Too late, George I've made up my,
face to go out." The Bulletin (Syd
ney).: ;:
has no form of
and coffee. Drink Postum, '
the delicious meal-time
beverage instead I In fla
vor it is much like coffee.
Postum is fundamen
tally a nerve atrengthener
because it lets you get
sound, restful sleep. "
cereal beverage, arid the
secret of its popularity is '
its protection to health
" and its delicious flavor.
Ask your grocer for
Postum. Drink this hot,
refreshing beverage in
place of tea or coffee for
10 days and see what a
wonderful difference it
will make in the way you
Postum corasa la two
forms: Instant Postum (in tins)
made Instantly in ths cup by
the addition of boiling water.
Postam Cereal (in packagss of
larger balk, for those who pre-
far to soaks the drink whOs ths '
meal is being prepared) soado
: by boiling for 30 mlnnun. v
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