_ u J vWHH
DEATH AMONG YOUNG CHICKS
ttOBnoctlcut 8tatlon Recommends the
j Use of 8kim Milk u Best Preventive
(By N. E. CHAPMAN, Poultry Specialist,
University Farm. Bt. Paul. Minn.)
One of the main causes of death |
among chicks is white diarrhea. This |
Ss very prevalent and investigations
have shown conclusively that the orig- (
lnal source is often from parent stock.
Many chicks have the disease when ]
hatched, and others contract It from (
them, through feed and forage in in- j
fected litter or grounds. This trans- ]
mission from chick to* chick is com- ,
mon during the first three or four days, ,
and this is the period of great danger, j
especially among chicks of low vital- }
The symptoms are a whitish dls- j
charge from the vent, which results ]
In "pasting op behind." The chicks
become listless and sleepy, lose appetite,
the feathers become ruffled,
breathing labored, and they constantly
peep or chirp. They may die suddenly
tiually waste away,
disease is being most carefully
gated by the agricultural experstation
at Storrs, Conn., and the
eport of tbefr investigations has
published. This report recomthe
feeding of sour milk as the
ling to use for a preventive of
isease. It advocates feeding
ilk from the very first and keepbefore
the chicks constantly,
idity of the milk acts as a germMoreover,
the milk is an anl oduct
which chicks require in
orm and it is a great factor in
owth and vigor of the young
Of course the commercial chick
t^w so* cptptpoin are fed and
vater supplied, but in addition
silk is kept before the chicks
stly, the, vessels being cleaned
filled daily during the first few
iers and poultry raisers should
our skim milk constantly, at
Iter chicks are a few days old,
reventive of this dread disease,
stimulate their growth. It also
>es egg production in the laying
Numerous experiments have
strated that skim milk and
^ curds, or cottage cneese, are among
the most stimulating feeds for poultry f
of all kinds, except very young chicks. 1
Many claim that sweet milk is much ^
safer until the chicks are at least a 1
week or ten days old. There is a con- 1
stant supply on nearly,every farm and *
It should be universally used for the '
farm flock. '
EASILY CLEANED HEN HOUSE ;
Roof is Arranged on Hinges and May '
Be Lifted Whenever Desired?
Fresh Air Af.'orded.
For a small flock of full-grown ,
fowis or on a smaller scale for a hen '
and her brood the poultry coop shown '
herewith has some distinct advan-1
tages. The sid< s and the ends may 1
be made of any material desired and
of any convenient dimensions, sa.>a
n 111 tm rTTrm iiip*I
Coop With Movable Roof.
the Orange Judd Farmer. They should
be surmounted around the top by a
straight sill on which the roof frame
is to slide backhand forth, supported i
on rollers, if large. J
The roof Is hinged at the apex so j
no t/, ho nrwl hpld lit) bv SUD- '
no iu uv. iiuvu *4<iu m ?. _ w m
ports shown at a. Theso supports j
when not in use hang down on the :
outside of the coop. Beneath tho roof j
at one end is wire netting and at the
other cloth, such as burlap. Thus any (
amount of ventilation can be secured
Give Poultry a Variety. j
By giving poultry a wide variety of
food prepared in different ways we (
tempt their appetites and avoid to a
great extend the dangers of overeating
any one kind of fo<' I.
I HER OWN COMFORT :
! By CECILIA HAMBURG. J
"You did!" cried Johnny Philbig, tumultuously.
"Didn't!" asserted Georgie Drigga,
emphatically. And then the fight was
It raged down the sidewalk and
around the corner, and for a time the
game of marbles was abandoned and
forgotten. On the cement walk the
little glass spheres reposed quietly,
twinkling and waiting. They had not
long to wait. .
Down the steps of the Philbig home
came Philbig himself, tall, immaculate
and with head carried high. His pol
Isbed shoe, descending on a red and
white marble, shot into the air Just
as though it had been an ordinary, unBhlned,
day-laborer shoe. Philbigs
head hit the ground a whack that
There was chaos in hie brain when
he rose. The disturbing of his personal
dignity was an insult that stirred Philbig
to the depths and moreover his
bat was dented, his coat was dusty
and one glove was split. This wae in
addition to the physical pain that he
felt. His fall having scattered the
marbles, Philbig was unable to determine
the cause of the disaster. He
limped on his way with smothered
rage within his breast
"Hello, old man!" said Billlcks at
:he station and 6lapped Philbig on the
In a quieter condition of mind Philbig
would have let Billicks knock him
lown amd would have pretended to like
f for PViilhic wan aniline for a huee
irder from Billick's firm, and had already
planned what to do with the
profit. But just now his nerves were
)n edge. So he whirled away angrily
"rom the too-familiar hand. "Goodnorning,
sir!" he snapped and stalked
"Grouch!" said Billicks to himself,
ndignantly. Several times on the way
;o town he repeated the word. Later
n the day when the order came up
or discussion and the senior member
jaid he'd like to throw it to a friend
>f his Billicks told him to go ahead, I
aecause it made absolutely no di-fferrnce
to him whether Pbilbig got it or
Shortly after her husband's dlsas:rous
exit from home Mrs. Philbig sailed
forth to attend to the day's marketing.
"O-o-ueh!" moaned Mrs. Philbig
vhen her thin-soled pump landed upon
i particularly vicious little marble that
lad rolled to the edge of the inside
ivalk. She hopped on one foot and
ooked for the trouble maker, but it
iad sped away into odiivjou.
As sh9 hopped she chanced to ob- j
lerve between the window curtains
icross the street the face of Mrs. i
Jriggs, who was frankly laughing at |
he funny figure Mrs. I'hilbig made. A I
>tout woman hopping on one foot with j
:he other foot tenderly nursed in her
land is rather amusing. Mrs. I'hilbig
tiiew this, and it added to her confusion
"Cat!" she said in the direction of
Mrs. Driggs. "I had begun to think
she was a rather decent neighbor, bu: !
his shows what she is actually like. I
hall blackball her this afternoon when j
ler name is voted on at the club. It j
s my duty to the community!"
Blackball Mrs. Driggs she did, and'
Mrs. Drugs' be st friend saw her do it.
?nd told .Mrs. Driggs. That offended ;
ivcmn said. "That settles it!" and ini'npdiatrlv
(T'Thr-l th>? hnrenin with i
It is Now
near C. &
I am going to c
low cost all
Spring and Su
:onsisting of Dress <
Furnishings and N
:handise of use to y<
Come At One
! the agent for the fashionable nev
apartment she had heard Mrs. Phllbli
say Bhe was dying to get. And it wai
the only one left In the building.
"Hffld a frightful day!" Philbig toll
his wife, gloomily, when he cami
home to dinner.
"Don't mention it!" she returnei
mournfully. "So have I! What d<
you think? That hateful Driggs worn
an signed the lease today for tha
apartment we have Just decided we'<
take! And it has a garage for the elec
trie and everything!"
"Don't weep over that!" said hei
husband, grimly. "For there won't b<
any electric! Billicks* firm, after prac
tically promising that order to me
switched over and gave it to Smith!
There goes $7,000 in profits. We'll b(
eating sawdust for a while Instead o:
buying electrics, I'm thinking!"
"Why should we have such dreadfu
luck!" walled Mrs. Philbig. "It's jusi
bad luck and not a single eoul tc
blame! Is that you, Johnny? Come
kiss mother?he's the only real com
fort we have in all this trouble!"
Parson Rose to the Occasion.
Uncle Jim Su^arfoot killed a fine
rabbit for the entertainment of Par
son Heavegrace, who was expected tc
dinner, but as rabbits were out ol
season he thought to avoid what might
prove an embarrassing situation by
makin the parson think it was
"Brother Heavegrace," said Uncle
Jim, when it came time for a second
helping, "what paht of de bird would
you like now?"
With a merry twinkle In his halfclosed
eyes Parson Heavegrace replied:
"If you all don' mind Ah think Ah'll
take de gizzard."
Little Pitchers?Miss Mamie, I want
to hear your head sound.
Miss Mamie?My head sound!
Little Pitchers?Yes; ma said you
were rattle-brained and I want to
The roof garden ought to be a tiptop
i place for peaches.
"Wilt thou?" demanded old Sol. "I
wilt," replied the stiff collar.
In spite of the cooling qualities of
Ice, an Ice bill is apt to make us hot.
Many a fello^ has told a girl she
was as sweet as honey, only to get
The horseman wants a check rein,
but the baseball fan prefers a rain
No Maude, dear, a fellow doesn't
have to Indulge In Iced drinks to get
a 6kate on,
Fortunate is the woman whose
dressmaker gives her more worry than
' her husband.
Lots of colors don't harmonize. For
Instrrco, red liquor shouldn't be used
for the blues.
| One profession at which it is absolutely
necessary to begin at the foot
Is that of the chiropodist.'
First vaudevUlian?"I went through
my performance and never sot a
hand." Second vaudevUlian?"Don't
[ you care. 1 had the same experience
last nicht in a poker game."?Philadelphia
lean out at and beimmer
Goods, Shoes, Gents
Motions. This is a
for you to buy mer)U.
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