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I For the Poi
Information Which Will h
Chickens for Pleasun
fir; i ?
( (From tb? United State? Department of
Y Agriculture.)
I A wheatless ration fed to hens on
L the United States department of agsfc'
Hcnlture experiment fnrm hns given
Igg-laying results whlrh compare faj
irorably with egg yields seetired on
/ other rations containing wheat, and
therefore more expensive. Pullets to
/ which this ration has been fed for
L 1% years produced an average of
147.3 eggs per hen for the pullet year.
During the first 16 weeks of Its sec1
. end year this pen has averaged 28.5
? eggs per hen, 17.5 eggs per heij being
produced In March,
v The same wheatless ration has been
!! fed since last November to a pen of
Buff Orpington pullets, which have
, laid 53 eggs per hen In 20 weeks, and
\ hold the highest egg record of any of
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the large feeding pens of pullets at
the farm this year. Two other pens,
) however, are less than one egg per
i hen behind this pen. '
?The ration used was as follows:
2 pounds cracked corn.
1 pound oats.
8 pounds corn moaL
1 pound beef scrap.
I The scratch mixture was fed sparWHITE
In these days of practical utility It
Is Interesting to note the headway
made by the lighter breeds of essentially
egg-la.viug ducks; more especially
the white runner. The runner,
misnamed Indian because It originated
In the Island of the Netherlands, East
Indies, now Includes various colors?
the fawn and white, pure white, black,
blue and penciled; and though it might
be Inferred that the white would be
subject to weakness when line bred
for heavy egg yield, such is not the
case so far, and there need be little
fear of Inherent weakness and consequent
deterioration occurring.
The specimens shown herewith together
with a whole flock have never
been housed since they were hatched,
successfully weathering the severe
spring of 1D1G and winter of 1910-17
with no other shelter than that afforded
by a walled pitches garden In the
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lelp the Man Who Raises
; to Realize a Profit.
lngly so that the hens ate about equal
parts of this mixture and of the dry
mash. The total grain consumption
of feed for the year was 52 pounds,
of which 20 founds was scratch mixture.
Throughout the year It took
4.8 pounds of feed to produce a dozen
This scratch mixture, with wheat
$2.57, cracked corn $1.35 and oats 70
cents per bushel, Is 49 cents per hundred
pounds cheaper than the regular
mixture of equal parts cracked corn,
wheat and oats. Another mash which j
Is slightly cheaper than this one Is I
made of 4 per cent each of bran and j
middlings, 20 per cent beef scrap and ;
00 per cent cornmeal.
If the wheat Is omitted from the j
rnrinr), It is very essential to feed a i
I considerable proportion of beef scrap j
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In the mash, but with present prices,
beef scrap is one of the cheapest
feeds, considering Its high protein
These experiments, the specialists
say, prove that wheat is not essential
In an egg-laying ration and that excellent
results can be secured by
using corn nnd oats as a scratch mixture
provided this Is fed with a good
mash coutaining 115 per cent becl
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west of England. Sucb a severe test
naturally weeded out the weaklings
right from the first severe frost and
snows, and the remainder showed no
ill effects since. In fact the eggs are
fertilized on land without swimming
water. The percentage of interfiles
has never exceeded 5 per cent, when
three ducks are mated to one drake,
hatching January to Juno and September
to November. These results
are excellent when the great number
of eggs are produced is considered,
and shows the advantage of maintaining
highly bred stock under natural
hardening conditions.
Doubtless many of the diseases
fowls are subject to, more especially
roup and complaints of that class, are
contracted by being too closely confined,
or through draughty houses.
Ducks appear Immune from most of
the diseases hens are heir to.
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Experienced Poultrymen Recommend
That Chlcke Be Given Aeceee to
Food While Growing.
Giving chicks free access to food Is
recommended by experienced poultrymen
In order to "crowd them to early
maturity, and the hopper system of
feeding Is rapidly coming Into favor
but the beginner will do well to be a
trifle cautious at the outset.
An attempt of this kind may result
In diarrhoea due to Indigestion, as the
chicks will sometimes gorge them
selves on the theory that In that way
they would be less liable to overeat,
as might be the case If given such
liberty later on. A mixture of which
wheat bran formed the principal part,
was placed In self-feeders before a
flock of chicks about three weeks old.
They ate It voraciously, but In a short
time bowel trouble developed to such
an extent that It had to be discontinued.
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Also Get Rid of Fowls That Show Any
Symptoms of Weakness or Disease
of Any K'nd.
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Most poultrymen do no^ think It
pays to "keep fowls for eggs after they
are two years old and dispose of all
the females as soon as they reach that
age or Immediately after their second
laying season.
Hens that have proved to be poor
layers should also be discarded, as
well as any that show any symptoms
of disease or weakness of any kind.
The diseased ones should be killed and
the carcasses destroyed but the others
should be well fattened, carefully
dressed and marketed.
It Is easy to fatten hens bccauso
they are usually Inclined to be Inactive
and If confined In a house or small
yard, kept free from vermin and protected
against unusual heat, they will
lay on flesh rapidly.
Device Can Be Put Together at Home
With Aid of Some Box and
Flannel Strips.
'Told brooders are used as well as
artificially heated ones. These brooders
can be purchased ready made, or
they can be made at home. A shallow
box can be used. It should be tight except
ut one end, which Is sometimes
left entirely open, or a good-sized hole
can be left at one end. It is a good
piny to put a woolen cloth on the
(loor so as to keep the feet of the
chicks warm. A pnper can be laid
over the floor daily so it will not get
dirty. Strips of flannel should be suspended
from the top in which the
chicks may be hovered.
Give Young Fowls to Hen at Edge of
Corn Field Where They Will
Have Shade and Range.
Feed these August chicks to themselves;
give them to hens at the edge
of a corn field, where they will have
shnde and mellow ground. I<et them
have the range of a stubble field, and
they will grow like weeds, and be
ready to lay in the spring when the
hens are sitting.
Stunted Fowls Will Prove Decided
Disappointment?Care and Feeding
Are Important
Pnllcts that are stunted by poor
feeding during the first few weeks of
their lives will prove a decided disappointment
from the standpoint of their
egg production, according to N. L. Harris,
superintendent of the Kansas
State Agricultural college poultry
"If 8n aMfi'iMtt supply bf FBgs is
to be expected next fall and winter,
the young pullets must be fed from the
(irst with this view In mind," said Mr.
Harris. "There Is always shortage of
eggs In the early fall and winter, due
largely to the fact that the care and
feeding are not properly attended to
during the early life of the chick.
"Hens do not consume feed one day
lo manufacture it Into eggs the next.
Chicks should be fed a good ration
throughout the entire year Instead of
neing allowed to hustle for themselves
after they have attained a weight of
two or three pounds. It Is practically
impossible to induce the hens to lay
during the cold winter months unless
they have been well developed and
started to laying during the nice fall
weather." ..
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Master of the Fiddle Bow.
A newspaper, under the hendllne,
"Some Fiddler," reported a violin recital
as follows: "Then Mr. McB presented
"To a Wild Rose,' by McDowell
nnd a 'Spanish Dance,' by Granados.
In these'selections the artist displayed
a wonderful command of the bow,
changing its position with such skill
and rapidity as not to Interrupt the
. .? ? Rough
To Indicate .nm. nt the ttlfflet-'ltlae
that our language present# to foreigners,
a subscriber sends us this: "I
eat on the bough of a tree and began
to congh, having some dough In my
mouth and my feet In a trough. I was
not thoroughly tired, though roughly
nsed. Wasn't that tough J"?Youth'#
Companion. ' IT
To tho Ladles. <
ladles, if you lovo a man, marry
him. If you marry him, know him. If
you know him, study him. If you
study him. humor him. If you humor
him, flatter him. If you flatter him,
you will humor him. If you humor
him, you will study him. If you study
him. you will know him. If you knaxr
hlm( you may divorce hl.u.?Llf%
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Ftoe daily!
[short story
The Father's Helper.
Copyright 1917 by the MeClure Newspaper
WHEN Dick Stoner. after a stormy
and galloping sort of 'seaside
courtship had actually heard
Madeline return all his vows of devotion
he thought his struggles to win
her as a wife were practically over.
Madeleine return all his vowb of devoschool
chum when the romance occurred.
and for that reason, perhaps, Dick
had forgotten that Madeleine probably
possessed parents and that these parents
might have something to say before
permitting their eighteen year old
beauty to become Mrs. Dick Stoner.
But Dick knew that, as parents usually
rated sons In law to be. he was not
undesirable. His record at college and
In business since then, though not actually
brilliant, was clean and progressive,
and any father In law or mother
In law to be would not have much
difficulty in discovering that his Bhare
of the Stoner fortune was a large one.
So it seemed as if the matter was
settled till, after a suddent burst of
enthusiasm on the part of Medeleine,
as they sauntered in and out around
the sand dunes at the seashore, she
suddenly changed her tone and her
eyes grew round.
"I'd forgotten about father," she
said. "Ha will never let us do anything
we want to?we are a great trial to
him, you know, and I don't know how
in the world I can ever be married if
he doesn't consent. I Just couldn't
Dick didn't like this intrusion of an
objecting father in law. It was much
nicer hearing Madeleine's guileless
praise of his own many manly virtues
and good features. So he trl.ed to
persuade here that the father whom
he had never seen was not such a gruff
sort after all and that it would be an
easy matter to bring him around."
"You haven't any idea how strict he
is," Madeleine protested. "He's a professor
of psychology and this year he's
trying to write his greatest book, and,
well, it is vory hard to be the father
of live daughters and Arthur and Bennet
and write a book on psychology.
It's hard to be the father of five daughters
anyhow, he says, especially when
they are the kind of daughters that we
"Why can't he shift responsibilities
until the book is done?" suggested
Dick. Couldn't your mother keep you
within bounds?"
"Oh, mother's just as busy as she
can be mending us and darning us and
planning meals and things. She has a
mothers' helper' to help her and still
she never seems to have time to
broathe. And poor old father safd he
was going to try to get a 'fathers helper'?to
make his task of being our
father easy, just as mother does with
her 'mother's helper.' So far he hasn't
found anyono that wants the job."
"What would this father's helper
have to do?" asked Dick, rather amused
at the turn of Madeleine's conversation.
"Oh, 1 suppose be would have to
help Bennet with his Greek and spank
Arthur, and he'd have to come to the
meals and see that we'were all there
any maybe say grace, and sometimes
Just happen in the drawing room when
Minerva's suitors were there. Minerva
is the stunner you know and has the
oodles of suitors, and mother says
that father ought to appear once in a
while Just to show that there is some
one keeping track of how often they
pnmn Tin f fnthof non't ota*iJ tUn?
VV?*.V. ?' ? >- 4UVUU4t V,UI1 V OIU11U Liittl
sort of thing. And X supposa the father's
helper would have to scold me
sometimes because 1 am so reckless
when 1 ride?mother keeps at father
to scold me for it. but he hates to;
and he would have to scold the servants
when mother couldn't manage
them, and sometimes, it one of us
girls didn't have an escort to dances,
I supose the father's helper would have
to go with U3. Father ought to mother
says, but he hates to."
"My Greek is a little rusty," announced
Dick, when Madeleine had fin
ished her monologue, "but I think I'll
take that position. You say your father
hasn't found any one yet. All right.
I'll make tracks for your place tomorrow
and by the time you have come
honje, I'll be installed and perhaps one
of the first things I can do will be to
show father that it is to his interest
to let his daughter Madeleine become
Mrs. Dick Stoner."
When Madeleine reached home at
the end of that week she found the
young man whom her father had recently
employed to be identical with
the man to whom she had recently become
engaged, except that he was
dressed in dark blue serge and her
ance had inclined to light tweeds and
white flannels. Besides, he spoke in
a voice that was subdued and his
speech was free from slang?not very
much like the explosive discourse of
the man to whom she had recently engaged
herself. And besides, the man
she had known at the seashore had
been anxious to see her alone and often,
whereas the new inmate of her
father's home, after having been introduced
to her, seemed not to notice
her. It was not until the following
day that they did chance to meet in
the library.
"We mustn't try to meet each other
on the Q T at all," Dick began. "Those
brothers of yours are Just the kind to
find it out, no matter how we try to
conceal it. We can Btand it this way
for a while. Your father has been
telling me his troubles this morning.
He's especially worried about you?
you wretch. He tells me you worry
him bo he can hardly write, says you
ride the wildest horse In the stable,
go oft In the woods unattended and
otherwise render him incapable of a
high degree of concentration that he
needs to complete his book. He asked
me to watch you especially and to suggest
a way to tame you. I'd no Idea
you were such a wild creature?you
wonderful, sweetest girl?there, I
couldn't help It that time?but 1 won't
steal another till I am no longer playing
this role. It would spoil everything
if any one suspected.
The next communication Madeleine
had from the new employe was written
and slipped into her hand as she
passed him one evening on the stairs.
It was brief and dictatorial. "In order
to accomplish the aim in view you
must become more unruly. Do everything
you can except risk your life.
Fake a runaway or two and get lost
In the mountains if you c?n do it safely.".
Thnur.b Maitoioin* did not exactly
understand Dick's motives in this in- i
"struction she followed it -to the letter,
and ?ven the calm eyed mother :
who took shocks and anxieties Incident
upon being the parent of live high
spirited daughters and two sons as <
serenely as any one could, became
overwrought with worry when, for the
second time in a week, Madeleine returned
home from a wild ride only after
the faithful blue serxed father's
helper had gone out In search for her.
The next day the professor tried In ]
vain to write a chapter of hla book, for
his publishers were beginning to press
him for the complete manuscript. After
wasting hours In the bootless effort,
he called for the young man he
had recently employed.
"Did you reprove Madeleine very severely
for her escapade yesterday?" ho
asked. "You know it tries me to have
to attend to that sort of thing?still,
unless you are very severe 1 Will have i
to take her In hand."
"I reproved her very severely, sir,"
replied Dick, but If you will pardon :
me for saying so, I think reproofs are
of little avail." I
"Something must be done, man"
said the professor peevishly. "1 can't
let her go on this way wearing out
my nerves. Can you thing of any
possible remedy?some way of calm
ing the wild creature down a little? I
Mind you, I am very fond of Madeleine 1
?very fond of her?but I can't let her '
go on in this way."
"I anticipated such a question," said i
Dick solemnly. "For that reason 1 i
studied the girl's nature. Again, pardon
my frankness. I think that, young i
as Madeleine is, she would overcome :
her rather hoydenish ways if you permitted
her to become engaged?possibly
to contemplate a rather early mar- I
riage." I
The professor studied the carpet i
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For several minutes, then without looking
up at Dick he said: "Yes, that
night be Just the very thing. But Madeleine
Is not like Minerva. Minerva
lias some dozen suitors?they quite
lrive me distracted. But Madeleine.
I>oor child, has no such charms and
ascinatlon as Minerva. Frankly, I do
not thing there is any one who wants |
to marry her. and 1 am quite sure that l
Bhe cares for no one."
It was here that Dick hesitated. He
tad not planned Just what to say when
he had led the professor up to this
i>oint. So, he too studied the carpet
lor a full minute and then looked at
?e professor with embarassment that j
he could not conceal. ]
"But if there were some one who
did care for her devotedly and for
whom she cared in return?would you
consent then?"
The professor was too much of a psy
chologist not to guess that the young
man was speaking of himself, though
perhaps in his present mood he could
not conceive how a seemingly sane
young man would choose to assume
the task of being Madeleine's husband.
"Mr. Stoner, my hand. Forgive mo
when I tell you that from the time 1
lirst saw you I realized that there
was something in your nature that
would find harmony in Madeleln's. My
tnowledge of psychology is not at all
theoretical, you see. And, in spite of
what 1 have Just said. I realized as you
have JusJ, done that what Madeleine
eally needed was a husband. So you
tee my little scheme has worked. But
Madeleine is a very sweet girl, in
spite of her boyish ways, and 1 know
,'ou will be very happy."
How the mighty are fallen. Charley
McCourt who used to be world champion
throc-cusionist was beaten by an
smateur the other night.
in Who Ar
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listory of this war from the
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between the ages of 6 and 15 are
uiTWWe3 USU&liy ill&dKea Dy tn. *1
disease, although grown people may
become effected. When they do II
usually proves severe In character.
Boys and girls are about equally at- I
ferted Cold, moist weather is moil
favorable for the disease. It la believed
to bo contracted by direct trinemission
from one person to another. A
person rarely has it twice.
A child who has mumps should he
kept In the house away from other 49
children and must not receive visitor* .
until all the swelling has gone. V H''jBB
All children In the family who halt
not had mumps must bo kept away '' ' -H
from 6chool for a period of three
weeks after last exposure to the illsChildren
who have had mumps may
attend school provided a physician '.'a
certifies In writing Ills personal knowledge
of the attack; this certificate to 418
bo presented to the principal of tho t a. > 3
school attended.
The quarantine period is usually
about two weeks. Before the patient
is discharged from quarantine he must
be given a thorough bath and change
The rooms should be thoroughly
aired by opening windows and doora
and letting in al the sunlight possible
The hed linens that have been
used by the patient should be care-,
fully boiled.
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