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Method of Fattening the Fowls Intend
ed For the Market.
At this season most poultrymen have,
or soon will have, a number of surplus
cockerels, writes a correspondent of
the Orange Judd Farmer. The very
best thing to do with these is to fatten
and market them when they weigh be
tween a pound and two pounds apiece
I have often kept and fed my surpms
until fall and then sold the cockerels
as roasters for less than they would
bring in the early summer.
I make it a practice now to sell all
I do not want to keep as breeders as
30on as the fowls weigh between a
Langshans are much liked by
those who have handled this splen
did breed of fowls They are easy
fowls to raise because of their har
diness Fo table use the Lang
shans approach turkeys in size and
flavoi nearer than any other breed
of hens As layers and mothers
they equal the best, and for rich
ness of eggs they are unsurpassed
The bird shown is a White Lang
pound and two pounds apiece, depend
ing somewhat on market conditions
This ghes the pullets more room and
they will do much better Here is mj
method of fattening- I pick out those
I want to market about ten days be
fore killing, pen them up in flocks of
fifty each in a pen of about thirty
square feet of floor space
A hopper containing grit, oyster shell
and charcoal is hung in the pen. They
are given two drinking dishes in each
pen, one is filled up with sweet skim
milk and the other with fresh water
Three times a day the following fatten
ing mash is fed- Three pounds each
screened beef scrap, wheat middlings
and wheat bran, one pound fine bone
meal and six pounds cornmeal. This
Is mixed with either sour milk or sweet
skimmilk. Only as much is fed at a
time as the birds will eat up clean
The greatest precaution is employed
not to let any food sour or leave any
sour food or milk before the fowl.
I keep the following dry mash al
ways before them in self feeding hop
pers, one in each pen. Three pounds
each wheat middlings, wheat bran,
breadcrumbs, rolled oats and cornmeal,
four pounds screened beef scrap and
one pound fine bonemeal.
MEAT FOR FOWLS.
Beef Scrap and Ground Bone Must Be
In feeding meat or animal food of
any kind one must be certain it is abso
lutely tresh, says a Farm and Fire
side correspondent. Meat that is onlj
slightly tainted may not cause trouble,
but in feeding such meat one never
knows when he is going to overstep
the limit and feed meat that is reeking
with limberneck germs. Discard all
meat that gives off a spoiled odor.
In feeding bone one should be espe
cially careful. Bone may have all the
appearances of being fresh when the
inner portions and marrow are in an
advanced state of decomposition.
The commercial article of beef scrap
is never above suspicion. When made
from fresh meat, cooked and stored
properly, beef scrap will keep pure and
sweet indefinitely. When spoiled meat
is used the cooking merely arrests de
composition, and such scrap, when fed
to poultry, may cause trouble. Before
feeding beef scrap or beef meal I al
ways test each bag. This is done by
taking a small quantity, say half a
pint, adding water and boiling. If in
boiling it gives off a wholesome odor I
Lnow the scrap is a wholesome poultry
food. Commercial beef scrap that
smells like fertilizer is fertilizer and
should never be used for poultry food.
Beef scrap that varies in color and is
full of hard lumps should never be fed
The Chick Brooder.
Every biooder ought to have two
compartments, one where the chicks
hover and sleep and the other where
they can run on, be fed and where they
can exercise. The floor of the first
should be covered with alfalfa leaves
or bran, while the floor of the latter
should be covered with dry earth, with
an occasional green sod for the chicks
to pick at. This earth should be re
moved every three or four days so as to
keep the place sweet and clean. There
is no better deodorizer than clean, dry
earth. When the chicks are two weeks
old they should be allowed to run out
of doors in war--, sunshiny weather.
CLUB WOMEN LEARN HOW
TO MAKE HANDSOME CITIES
New York, May 25.Twenty thou
sand leading American club women
at the federation's nation convention
here today are learning how to make
our ugly cities handsome.
They are, as it were, getting tips
from experts on how to take a care
less, slouchy, unkept old municipal
ity, wash its face, give it a new
suit, manicure and barber it, put on
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posey in its buttonhole and set it
up a truly handsome brute altogether.
TO ANNOUNCE ENDOWMENT
OF $100,000 IS RAISED
By Mrs. W. K. James.
(Field Chairman of Endowment, Gen
eral Federation of Women's Clubs.)
New York, May 25 We are ready
to announce that the $100,00 endow
ment fund of the Federated Clubs
has been fully contributed by the
club women of the United States. The
announcement will be formally made
at the national convention now going
When the growing need of a larger
1 icome for the General Federation be-
came too great to be ignored it -"vas
I roposed either to increase the dues
or raise an endowment.
^rET TOGETHER FOR
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upon the enlightened citizenship of
i great state for solution by co-opera
"If you grasp the possibilities of
a preparedness campaign for Minne
sota, attend the June meeting and
take part in the work. Will you heed
this call to the colors?"
The program of the meeting to be
held at the state capitol is being ar
ranged to place emphasis on the use
of the machinery already available,
in order to hasten the development of
the state's resources
Governor to Talk.
First will come an address of
welcome by Governor J. A A. Burn
quist. This will be followed by an
address on "Community Co-opera
tion" by F. W Murphy, president of
the association Reports of commit
tees and the appointment of commit
tees will follow. Then will be taken
up the subject of "Rural Credits."
This is a question which is becoming
more insistent of solution. Dr. E.
Dana Durand, of the University of
Minnesota, will lead in this discus
sion W Thompson of the De
partment of Agriculture at Washing
ton, will then discuss "Rural Organi
zations Fred Shreman, commis
sioner of immigration, will discuss
the "Problems of Settlement in Min
nesota," and J. W Parmalee, presi
dent of the Yellowstone Trail, will
talk on "Good Roads." The great
problem of preventing flods, so strik
ingly brought to the attention of the
public this year, and of drainage gen
erally, will be discussed by expert
More School Work.
"Two Years of University Work in
the High Schools" will be urged by
H. A. Johnson, superintendent of the
schools at Rochester. "Soil Surveys
and Land Classification" will be dis
cussed by Alway of the Minne
sota College of Agriculture, and the
subject "County Development Asso
ciations will be presented by George
McCarthy, secretary of the North
ern Minnesota Development associa
tion Following this, will come a
summing up and an effort to arrive
at the one great need in the state.
Farley visitors in Bemidji yester
day were Mr. and Mrs. William
Blakesley, who attended "The Birth
of a Nation."
Store For Rent
Stock and Fixtures
Vacornber Sales Co.
C. F. Hatcher, Mgr.
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To the People:
CHAS SCHWAB. Chairman
EUGENE G. GRACE. President
BANQUET AT MARKHAM
The Junior-Senior banquet will be
held at the Markham hotel Satur
day evening-. A dance will be given
at the city hall following the ban
The banquet was to have been
given at the Birchmont Beach hotel
but was postponed on, account of the
new dining hall not being com
GRADE SCHOOL TO
HAVE FIELD MEET
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade
students of the Bemidji schools will
compete in a field meet on the high
school grounds tomorrow afternoon
for badges which will be awarded to
the winners of the various events.
Miss Helen Shannon, instructor in
the Junior high school, is in charge
of the program.
This is the first time in the history
of the schools that such a meeting
has been given.
Walter Dow and family and Wil
liam Church and family motored to
Bemidji yesterday from Yola to wit
ness a production of "The Birth of
$2.00 and $2.50 Men's Dress Gloves
Closing price $1.45
$1.75 Men's dress gloves, closingprice $1.29
75c Men's silk neckwear, 50c
50c Men's 4-in-hands, 3for$l
Arrow collars closing price $1.10 doz
15c-20c Celluloid collars closing price 7c
60c-65c Boys' tennis shirts
$1-$1.25 Barber's coats,
white or black and white
$16.50 to $22.50 Men's
$3.50 Men's fancy vests
Men's work shirts, all styles
IHB BEMTJDJ I HAEEX nnii
Bulletin No. 1
A Mistake in the Policy of
the Bethlehem Steel Company
The Senate of the United States has passed a bill to spend $11,000,000 of the People's money
to build a government armor plant. The measure is now before the House of Representatives.
It is said that manufacturers of armor have "gouged" the country in the past, and that a government
plant is necessary to secure armor more cheaply.
The mistake of the Bethlehem Steel Company has been that it has kept quiet.
We have allowed irresponsible assertions to be made for so long -without denial, that many people
now believe them to be proven facts.
We shall make the mistake of silence no longer.
Henceforth we shall pursue a policy of publicity. Misinformation will not be permitted to go
It is and has been the policy of our Company to (deal with the American Government fairly
We shall henceforth place the details of our relations with the Government before
the American People.
The United States has for twenty years obtained the highest grade of armor and has paid a lower
price for it than has any other great naval power.
Figure* officially compiled for the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs from the Naval Year Book show that
under condition* prevailing ju.t before the European war, the chief naval powers of the world were paying
these prices for armors
England, $505 per tout France, $460 Germany, $490 Japan, $490 UNITED STATES, $425.
A government plant cannot make armor any cheaper than we can do it and
We are prepared to manufacture armor at any price which the Government itself
shall name as fair. THAT BEING SO, SHOULD $11,000,000 OF THE PEOPLE'S
MONEY BE WASTED TO BUILD A GOVERNMENT PLANT?
NATIONAL PEACE LEAGUE
OPENS MEET TODAY
Washington, May 25."We are
Delegates to the first annual con
vention of the National League to
Enforce Peace didn't say that in so
many words when they gathered here
today for the opening session tomor
row under former President William
Howard Taft, but that was the idea
they wanted to convey.
"We believe," said Herbert S. Hous
ton, president of the Associated Ad
vertising Clubs of the World and a
Spend Your Money
They help pay the taxes,
keep up the schools, build
roads, and make this a com
munity worth while. You
will find the advertising of
the best ones in this paper.
The Leader Store Quitting Business
210 3d Street
Big Closing Out Sale now going on at Greatly Reduced Prices. Save or more on Men's and Boys'
Furnishings, Hats and Shoes. Sale positively closes Saturday, June3d.
Below we quote a few of the many bargains now on sale.
There are Hundreds of Others
as the owner says,
"Sell this Stock At Once Regardless of Cost."
Knifed almost 1-2.
Bethlehem Steel Company
prominent member of the league,
"that permanent international peace
is a business proposition that has to
be organized and pushed through by
men with red blood in their veins
just as anything else that is worth
while has to be handled.
"Permanent peace means a great
deal to the business interest of the
world and they are behind this or
ganization, heart, soul and body."
Two of the principal speakers at
the convention will be Secretary of
War Newton D. Baker and Major
General Leonard Wood.
$3.00 $3.25 Suits at $1.75
$5.00 Juvenile suits $3.95
$1.50 Juvenile Wash
suits, just in $1.15
All juvenile overcoats, closing
price 1-2 reg. price
NO MOVIES HERE
"Birth Of A Nation" this week and the
Manual Training Exhibit in our windows next
week. Watch for this display.
THUBSDAY, MAY 25, 1916.
The Range Your Wife Wants
Does your wife like a range with plenty of gleaming nickel
and all elaborate design?
Or one plain, simple, dignified?
Does she prefer a steel or cast range?
One with warming oven or shelf?
Will she use a reservoir for heating water, or a water front?
Does she need a big, powerful baking oven, or will a small
No mattershe can find her ideal in a "Favorite Range.''
They rank first for fuel economy.
They are built in many designs and sizes.
You use your range more than any other article in the home.
You are entitled to the best one you can buyone that per-
forms its services easily, quickly, satisfactorily and econom-
IT'S A "FAVORITE"
Why put up with a misfit range, when you can have one
with all the best features ever put on a range?
If you have any regard for moneyif you can't afford to
throw it awayyou can't afford to use any range but a
There is a "Favorite" to suit every pocketbookevery
homeevery taste and requirement.
Come in and select the one that was meant for youit's
Don't be a slave to an old fuel-eating, poor baking, un-
handy stove or range. Trade it in and get your ideal.
Look them over and get our prices and terms.
C. E. BATTLES
'HOME OF GOOD HARDWARE"
Advertisers who want the best results J^
always patronize The Pioneer. They know, by experi-
ence, that it has no equal in this section ol the country as
an advertising medium.
$6.00-$6.50 Men's shoes,
best standard makes closingprice $4.95
$5.00 Men's shoes, worth
more since the recent
raise in prices
$4.00 Men's dress shoes
$1.00 Men's rubbers
$5.00-$6.00 Men's smoking
$7.50-$10 Men's smoking
10c Men's white hemstitched
handkerchiefs, closingprice 5for25c
$1.00 Men's muslin night shirts
closing price 65c
$3.00-$3.50 Men's soft and derby hats
closing price $2.25
Are you looking
for a splendid busi
We will sell this
stock and fixtures
at a big sacrifice.
Owner has other in
terests that demand
his entire attention.