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BAY BT. LOU 18 - • MISSISSIPPI Once more “Is It hot enough for youT* is a chestnut Changing seats in the boat begins Its usual summer harvest, - •• —i" Philadelphia may be .a sleepy town, but Its ball teamtf play between naps. % * ■ 1 " -n-.t- 1 Somebody Is hoarding buffalo nick* •Is, for one Is rarely seen In circula tion- i . * Physicians never prescribe the rest cure for merchants who do not adver- Use. The mikado of Japan has recovered, although he had eight doctors in at tendance. The open season for flsh stories is on, and it is reported there is an enormous supply. If airboats become as popular as automobiles it may be necessary to roof the streets. Was there ever a verdict of which so many persons said: “Just exactly what I expected?** Now that warm weather is here we can listen to our neighbors’ pianos. We can’t help it. One charm ol a long fishing trip is that the fisherman gets a chance to let his whiskers grow. No doubt the generous baseball fans are willing to give their share of the rains to the farmers. A German doctor was fined for call ing a telephone girl a camel. Camel must sound terrible in German. It’s a fact for which we can't be too thankful that not every year does the frost antedate the pumpkin. In spite of all the free notices we don't know even yet what, brand of soap “September Morn” advertises. Our notion of a truly superior per* son is the boy scout, who actually looks down upon a college graduate! If you want to change Aeats in the boat, and you don’t know much about handling a boat, beach the boat first. Judging by the feats of the Philar deiphla baseball players, some other teams could use a supply of somnam bulists. The number of times the will can be broken by dissatisfied relatives is In direct proportion to the amount of the estate. For the majority of symptoms of physical disorders now in evidence, we suggest the blanket diagnosis “va oationitis.” The designer of the Lincoln penny has Just been married, but a worse fate should be devised for the design er of the buffalo nickel. Not only did a young French avia tor fly 933 miles from Paris to War saw in thirteen hours, but ho lives to tell the tale. Scientists say the world is not re volving as fast as it used to do, but the man who has a note coming due in the bank doesn’t believe it. A Pennsylvania woman one hun dred years old has never worn a hat. Yet on that account her hus band owns neither ah Automobile hor a bank. This being a wide world, there are plenty of places for the newlyweds to see. China is to establish an aviation school. The new republic is deter mined to have all the latest trim mings of up-to-date civilization. The bishop who advised a class of young ministers not to be in any hurry to get married doubtless knew the sewing circle would attend to that. Look out for another boost in the price of kerosene. It has been found that this useful fluid is highly effica cious in exterminating grasshoppers. p Possibly, their unswerving faith in a future reward accounts for the fact that, according to statistics, the av erage salary of ministers of the gospel is S6OO a year. That society woman who advises |he girls to wear trousers as a relief from tight skirts has no • suspicion that some of them would wear tight trousers. If some people would think before they speak they would have mighty little to say. Noblemen in Paris when seat to prison for forgery declared that they considered swindling to be sport Ab surd! How much more civilised to mob an umpire! That Chicago woman who asks per mission to wear trousers might have less trouble getting it if she would promise not to he photographed in them first thing. - ' : ______ • * “Never allude to a favor once con ferred.” Does the writer mean in-. - dude a “touch?” New York man with two wives was sentenced to prison Just •as he was about to marry a third. Seems to us the alienists should have been called on this case. A London scientist is out with the alarming news that the earth is wab bling on its axis, but we have knows fellows who were not scientists who thought tbs same thine timea A Magazine Bazar. Money making schemes are always in demand for church fairs, and this one, suggested by Julia Benedict, seems to me to be practical and would have a touch of novelty so requisite in these days when there seems to be scarcely anything new. I would sug gest that each of the magazines rep resented should be written to (adver tising manager) and see if a liberal commission would not be allowed on all subscriptions taken, and no doubt they would be glad to furnish posters and placards that could be used in the decortalve part of the booths. They will also furnish subscription blanks. I have enlarged upon the idea, and im dividual committees must arrange to suit their convenience. Have “The Literary Digest” be the supper room, for to be a success a supper should be a part of the plan, and then let “Good Housekeeping” have all sorts of things for the house, like dustless dusters, ironing holders, utility bags, broom bags, wash cloths, kitchen aprons, etc. The dustlesa dusters are ' made of either white or black cheese cloth dipped in a preparation made of equal parts of kerosene and paraffin oil. Dip them and bang out doors to dry at least twenty-four hours before they are to be folded and put up in xnanlla envelopes. They should veil for twenty cents. “Table Talk” or “What to Bat” should have home made jellies, cakes, pies and candies for sale, and any oth er home made viands chat will sell. Take orders for cakes, etc., to be de livered when needed. "The Woman's Home Companion” may have all sorts of sewing necessi ties —needle books, work baskets, cases of scissors, work bags, etc. For the “Ladles’ World” the dainty lin gerie. so dear to every woman’s heart, handkerchiefs, filmy tea aprons and any other feminine belongings, such as boudoir caps, satin garters, fancy bags and bed pillows of finest white material made up over pink and blue satin slips. "St. Nicholas” will have articles for Christmas with “Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus” and their assistants to take charge. Have evergreen trees, plen tifully sprinkled with cotton and dia mond dust, red candles and an abund ance of tree ornaments. In fact, if it can be so arranged, it would be a good plan to have some of the articles for sale attached to the tree. “Little Polks” or any preferred magazine 'de voted to wee children should be the booth devoted to infants’ wear, wee hot water bottles, prettily covered with pink and blue outing flannel or eider down will have a ready sale as well as fine wash cloths of cheese cloth feather stitched in silk. Lace and net bags filled with rolls of cotton, each tied with baby ribbon should sell for fifty or seventy-five cents, and they are most attractive. If a can of tal cum powder is put on the bags with the cotton “fluffs” they should sell for a dollar. These are new and practi cal. Have a tea room for the “Modern Priscilla,” with girls in Puritan cos tumes to serve. Other magazines may be used if occasion demands. A Hobby Party. We all have hobbies whether we ride the “horse” hard or not, there is PARISIAN GOWN GREATLY ADMIRED t fewsgs Just sonw thing we like to do' orV have better than anything else; dip enliven a church social the entertainment committee ashed each .guest to wear an article to represent; his or her favorite fad. There was the boy who had the stamp collecting fever at Its height, he appeared with a stamp for a scarf pin, another glued on to a huge ring as a setting, four or five glued to his coat lapel in lieu of a bouquet The'silk quilt worker had her frock plentifully patched with silk squares of the patterns she was mak ing or desired to make and the would be artist had water color and pen and ink sketches on her dress with a peaked hat made of water color paper which had marine scenes upon it The airship fiend had a miniature flying machine (found at the toy coun ter) worn around his neck and the golf suit The sailor boy was In white duck with a “middy” *cap and the young miss who was learning to cook carried a ring and chain from which dangled, spoons, egg beater, flour sift er, etc. It is needless to say that this was the merriest kind of a party, far different from the average church so* cial. There was no lack of animated conversation and to make things more interesting when all sat down to re freshments, which were served at small tables, each one was asked to tell in two minutes the merits of his especial hobby. This turned out to be quite ap exchange not only of ideas, but materials, for every one found out what the other fellow was interested in and some saved stamps and others silk pieces and others gave cherished recipes and all found eveil those whom they thought dull and stupid were most interesting when led to talk upon what was uppermost to them. A Bachelor Girl’s “Shower.” Just because we are not married Our lovers too long having tarried Is no reason we can see Why we should not showered be! After this convincing rhyme came an invitation from “Polly” and her best girl chum who decided to keep house for the summer to come to their “moving in” party on the day and date given. i “Polly” said she didn't see why they should not have some of the fun ex perienced by engaged girls and brides and they needed Just the self same things even though they were doomed (by choice) to single blessedness. It all turned out a very Jolly affair. Pic tures were put up, dishes unpacked, washed and put on the shelves of the tiny china closet. The guests brought shelf paper, hammer and tacks, cans of delicacies for the "emergency” closet, broom bags and brooms and all sorts of articles that would go to make up a "miscellaneous shower.” MME. MERRI. New Silk Stockings Darned. To make silk stockings last from three to four months longer than usual, darn the heel and toe before wearing. When the stocking begins to wear it will be the darniag cotton that will be worn off. Pul! it out and redarn. "I darn mine with a thick thread, four strands,” writes a con tributor to the Ladies’ Home Journal. “By watching them carefully I can re darn a pair of stockings twelve or four teen times without having the stock ings show signs of wear. I also darn them at the top, wherl the garter clasps. It keeps the stocking from the running drop stitch.” The Bride’s Table. Place a lace dolly in the center of the round table and fill a silver loving cup with pink La Prance roses. At each plate have a silver candle with a pale pink rose shade. Make a very narrow wreath of smilax back of the plates, but do not mingle flowers with the smilax. Do not over-decorate with dishes, silver or china. If you do not care to have the various can dles, then use a candelabra, and deco rate at each plate with white mar guerites and maidenhair ferns. __,_ * .-/•'■ ■ j Matter, Motnert to j - J lugmuvc Agncuitnmi Every cat has its night. Don’t* stop at the start. Some men are chiefly front door. To the efficient belong the spoils. The colt is the by-product of the bay engine. The silo is Urn best and cheapest sever for winter feed. There are always stars somewhere tor those who look up. Pot conscience into your work and see the original grow. The best time to paint the house la between hay and grass. The man who never takes a vaca tion is usually a long time idle. When the engine gets mired don’t “cuss” —pull it out with a cable. The weedy corn field often speaks sf the need of a two-row cultivator. If nuts work loose in machinery bolts, try dobblng the bolt threads with vamiah. There is no good cheer better than the cheer that comes from giving good cheer to others. Life is short at its best, and the nan who passes by an opportunity is taking a long chance. Keeping a dust mulch all through the season will prove more profitable than praying for rain. It takes a pretty bright man to in still any real wit into a smutty story. Bright men are too busy. It Is all right to love your work, but don't love it so much that you have no more pleasure in the life at home. “All work and no play makes Jack s doll boy.” But —all play and no work makes Jack a good-for-nothing boy. What is the use of having the grass knee deep around the house all sum mer? It pays to have a nice, well-kept lawn. SOCIAL SURVEY IS NEEDED By Knowing Facts an£ Conditions Ru ral People Could Work Together —Guide to Progress. The present day movement for the enrichment of rural life has found one of its most practical aids in what is known as thesoclal survey; that is, a detailed andf systematic inquiry into those facts and conditions which per tain to the interests of a country dis trict and which may be changed or utilized for the community’s prog ress. It is doubtful that the average citi zen la most com. ties has any very def inite Idea concerning the conditions, good or ' mediate environ ment, says wiotV Journal. He scarcely is prepared lo think clearly or to sot eificieatly with bis neighbors in efforts for social betterment. Asa result we have many well intentioned thories, but relatively few practical achievements. A social survey gathers complete and authentic information on schools, churches, highways, health, means of transportation, markets and on all conditions that concern the people’s common life. Such a survey would show among other things the products of a particular county; it would show the growth or decline of agriculture interests, whether the trend of popu lation was away from the farm, and If so the reasons: it would show what crops could be grown most profitably, what opportunities were being neg lected, what tendencies should be en couraged and what should be checked. The Ohio board of agriculture has recently' done some very effective work in this direction, as has also the University of Wisconsin; but no ef forts of the kind are more interesting than those undertaken a few seasons ago by the Georgia club of the State Normal school at Athens. * This club, composed of members of the student body and the faculty with associate members In various parts of the state, applied Itself to the study of economic and social condi tions In particular counties and, to make the work as specific as possible, each student, or group of students, was assigned his home county for In vestigation. He would gather as *nany facts as he could, classify them l.nd Interpret them. Then all this in formation was published In a report and distributed among leading citizens of the count/ under review. An Im portant feature of this research was •that the students kept in close touch with the people of their respective counties so that their findings were well balanced and carried a direct lo cal appeal. It Is a matter of record that these reports have frequently served to awaken a county to needs or opportunities which had long been neglected. The social or rural survey is as es sential In Its sphere as Is a soil sur vey to the farmer or a chemical analy sis to the manufacturer. It furnishes the starting point and guidance to true progress. Success by Chance. There is mighty little hope for the farmer who buys runty males and in sists that breeders of pure-bred stock are robbing their customers. If he succeeds it will he in spite of his meth ods. not because of them. Chance to Make Money. The growing of high class dairy cows to sell neighboring dairy fanners who do not raise their own cows af fords an opportunity to make a good profit. ‘y. v V V >— Barley for Steers. Baxley, especially the bald variety. Ins been used very successfully In connection with’alfalfa and clover IB finishing steers —m m. a w"% ■ aas a* "2% A *M|ai| Forth Ideas and'pHnSplee (By a O. DRAYTON. OrmvilK BL) I think so much of tne Equity Unless plan of Golden Rule co-operation, that I want to proclaim it from the house tops. This high standard of business co-operation is being worked out la ten states by the young giant. Equity Union. A lively campaign of ednear tion Is being carried on at 100 good markets, and Equity exchanges es tablished. \ When strongly organised, the Equi ty Union will prevent gluts of central markets, which now cause fanners to lose fwjiHoim of dollars. When there is sufficient co-operation by our Equity exchanges, the price of farm machin ery will be reduced 50 per cent., coal one dollar to two dollars per ton; flour, feed, fertiliser, and all neces saries. will come down, and consum ers, as well as producers, will be bene fited. Local unions are organised at* the best shipping points. When we have 100 or more members at one place, we start an Equity exchange with 10fl stockholders and a capital of SIO,OOO We work continually for. more stock holders and more capital. The stock holders control this capital and rui their own business. The National Union is organize* without capital. It is an organ taint force, which carries on a continual campaign of education, absolutely necessary to the success of this move ment for economic freedom. The shares in our exchanges are $25 each. The limit is four shares. The manager is bonded by a reliable bonding company. His books are care fully audited every quarter and often if necessary. Our commission firm In Minneapolis gives each exchange a set of books, and continual directions and assistance in buying grain. We work for honest, efficient manage ment Each manager is required to buy and sell on a safe margin. All profits are prorated to stockholders according to their patronage. A large volume of trade from 200 or 300 fanners re duces the cost of handling and in sures the success of the business. No danger of assessments here. Out of the gross earnings are taken expenses, national dues, and five per cent, dividends on the stock sub scribed. Never allow more than five per cent dividends on the stock sub scribed. All over this is profit figured as a per cent, of all the business fur nished by the stockholders, and is pro rated back to stockholders according to patronage. Every patron who is a stockholder gets back all that be earns by his pa tronage. Only patrons An draw out the earnings of the company, as pa tronage makes the earnings. This plan is Just A small per cent, paid for capital, and as large an amount as possible paid back each year for patronage, will bind farmers together in a union that will be powerful and beneficient. , Each member's produce. and mer chandise is handled at actual cost, without profit, and a large volume of ttad© reduces the cost of handling. Non-members are paid the same as members for their produce, but do not share in the profits. We pay all the earnings of the com pany to patrons who are stockholders. They must be both patrons and stock holders to get a share of the earn ings Non-members will soon see the difference and come in. The central Idea in this plan is the union of a large per cent, of our fann ers. The entrance fee is three dol lars. Each member has one vote and only one. To all members who have less than four shares, we prorate in shares for their patronage until they have four shares, the limit. We will finally have 200 good farmers united in each exchange, with a financial standing of $20,000 In the business world, and if this is not sufficient cap ital, the limit of shares can be changed to five or six. All of our Equity exchanges must co-operate in buying and selling. It will take time and patience to work this out. Wo leave our exchanges free, as we do our members. We never drive nor coerce. We are now arranging to buy a con trolling interest in a coal mine for our southwest unions. We will do the same for our northwest unions. We urge every farmer to rally around the Equity Union banner. Leave the profit-system, become a golden rule co-operator, and your success as a farmer is assured. Send ten two-cent stamps for the Equity textbook which gives a full explanation of our plan of co-operation. Giving Little Ones a Show. When there are different sized chicks in the yards care should be taken to see that the little ones get their proper share of the feed. The big ones are apt to overcrowd the lit tle fellows and push them aside. With slats not too far apart you can arrange a place for the little ones to feed in peace, and feed the large chicks out side. Cure for Colic. For colic in horses: Chloroform, one ounce; laudanum, eight ounces; sulphuric ether, two ounces; Jamaica ginger, eight ounces; raw linseed oil, two pounds. Mix well and divide into ten doses and give one each hour till relief comes. This remedy is used at the fire stations in a number of the cities and has rarely been known tt fail. Bunding Up Dairy Herd. By selecting a good herd bull of one of the dairy breeds and giving careful attention to the raising of calves, one can start with common grade cattle and in a few years’ time build up a good dairy herd. Too often the be ginner does not appreciate these facta He does not raise bis calves, but de pends upon buying cows to replenish bis herd. Such a practice will nevei result in increasing the standard o * the herd to any marked extent. SOME PRACTICAL HINTS ABOUT POULTRY ■ ' I ' 1,1111 ""■I" I \ Poultry Farm Showing Houses to Accommodate 26 Birds on Each Side, With Lots Set Out In Young Apple Trees and Com Growing Between the Rows. (By E. It PARKER.) Young chickens should not be cooped on land that was occupied by chickens last year. Supply clean water. It is essential to health and to the hen for the pro duction of the egg, the contents of which are nearly three parts water. A large percentage of poultry, espe cially young chicks, die through drink ing from puddles and dirty water in their drinking troughs. As chickens grow diminish the num ber of meals, as well as the variety of food. Weed out the inferior birds, whether as to size, form or quality, at the earliest possible moment, feeding the two lots separately. Unless the birds are on grass supply them with green food daily, therefore cut grass is excel lent A mangel may be cut in halves and supplied for the birds to peck at One of the best foods for growing chickens Is the efird from skimmed mine The milk may be coagulated with rennet carefully cut when the curd is set subsequently drained in .a cloth and given to the birds when firm enough to be handled. Chickens may also receive small quimtities of chopped meat including fat with ad vantage. The best prices are obtained for chickens up to the end of July when the market falls owing to the large influx of young birds. The majority of people do not hatch their chickens until March and April, so that from Juhe until Septem ber and sometimes later, chickens are cheap. The business man will keep his cus tomers supplied all the year arouqd and by so doing he will obtain better p ices during summer than outsiders, who have nothing to sell in the dear season. Learn the fattening system if a MORE CATTLE IN THE SOUTH Farmers Cannot Afford to Pay All Their Attention to Increasing the Cotton Crop. The south must diversify Its agri cultural production. It cannot afford to direct all of Its attention to in creasing the cotton crop, either through better methods, improving the yield per acre or through the old methods of bringing every year * lar ger acreage under the dominion of cotton, says the Home and Farm. Cotton will always remain the great crop of the south. It will remain for many communities and many planta tions the most profitable of all crops. But the south must diversify its pro ductions. It must raise its supply of meat at home. It must do better than this; It must raise meat for export; hogs and cattle; but success with cat tle raising is not to'be obtained in one season. It must b© gradually devel oped in accordance with a recognized system; a rotation of crops on the land, and there must be preparation and patience in all matters connected with stock raising. Prepare your land for stock raising and then get the best stock you can. Begin with small en terprises and gradually extend until you and your neighbors have built up a supply that cattle feeders from the northwest will come to Inspect and buy. Push the pigs along. More farm stock is needed. Start with pure-bred cattle. Water horses often In summer. Use only the kindliest tones when speaking to the sheep. Milk separated when cold means that much less cream. A little buttermilk not worked out turns butter rancid early. No farmer can make a mistake in raising high-class draft colts. A horse kept shut up away from the sunshine Is apt to get nervous. There is cause for suspicion when a cow is offered for sale these &ys. Pure seeds are the cornerstone in the foundation on which garden suc cess is made. A good cow in the hands of a sym pathetic. intelligent man, will produce great results. Going to roost vlth a well-filled crop puts a chick on the right road to quick gains. See that the animals are comfort able, and that they have at all times plenty of water. Some folks find fault with the home liness of the mule, but a span of four year-olds are worth S4OO easy money, and there )s nothing homely about that Prices for good draft horses are now higher than they have been for the past twenty years. When the pea crop is over, clear away the vines and plant cabbage, sweet corn, beets, etc. Thrifty well-grown pigs of four months will make satisfactory rapid growth on a cow-pea patch. After dumping out the nesting ma terial. strike a match to it and give the nest box a good smoking out Smooth, movable perches are appre ciated by the poultry keeper during the lice season, even more so by the birds. practical knowledge has not already been acquired. Chickens finished in this way largely increase in weight and quality being much richer on the table. If oats are supplied the best kind are the whole ground oats. should find its way into the chicken ration much mote general ly and if a cow is kept for thfe pur pose of supplying it it would be found one of the cheapest foods. Young chickens still with the hens thrive better on a variety of foods. The object is to Induce them to eat largely by giving small quantities dur ing many meals. They are tempted with buckwheat, oatmeal. groats. wheat, barley, cracked corn, canary seed, cut clover and grass, house scraps, chopped meat, curd bread crumbs and rice. The way to succeed In production is to use a trap nest; record the eggs laid by each hen in a particular pen, and to breed from these hens only which lay the largest number of eggs, adopting this plan each year. Select the breeding cockerel from ths eggs laid by the best laying hen. Mate him with the best laying hens or pul lets and again select both sexes for the stock In the same way. x Egg laying competitions have shown that by selection and breeding by se lection, hens will lay from 220 to 250 eggs in a year. Ip breeding for the table a similar plan should be adopted. Large framed hens, mated with Dorking or Game cocks, both sexes being healthy and maturing rapidly, will produce rapidly maturing, large chickens which are quickly ready for the table and which carry plenty of meat. Select the best of such produce, looking for rapid growth, small boned and abundant flesh consistent with the size of the breed, retaining these on the same lines year after year. POST IDEA FOR WOVEN WIRE Brace Should Be Put Well In Ground and Tamped Solid—llluatratlon Shows the Plan. Dig a hole feet wide, three feet long and 3*4 feet deep. Take two hardwood pieces—red cedar Is prefer* able —about four inches wide and long enough to fit in the hole, put one on each side of the post 12 Inches from the bottom and bolt in place. Then with an auger the size of post bore down 12 inches in the center of hole Braced Corner Post. to make a place for the lower end of post. Set the post in this hole so the cross pieces will rest on the solid ground. Tamp the dirt in solid around post. When this is well done fill dirt around anchor, a little at a time, and tamp. One foot below the top of ground bolt two more pieces, having them turned in the opposite direction from the lower ones. When the post is well set and solid take a piece of 4 by 4, 12 feet long for a brace. Set one end against the post about three feet above ground, the other end against another post which need ex tend only a few inches above ground. This brace post should be put well in the ground and tamped solid, and It should be of as good material as corner post Foundation Stock Value. One can easily figure the merits of the dairy cow where the production of milk or butter is known. However, it is a much greater task to place valu ation on foundation stock for a herd. It little whether it is beef breeds or dairy breeds. There is some thing about a pure-bred animal that so many fail to appreciate, that is the breeding or line of ancestry which i sures a uniform progeny. Weaning a Kid. When one has sale for their goat 1 * milk the kids should be taken form the mother Immediately and fed from a bottle because cow’s milk is cheaper than goat’s milk. Dilute the cow’s milk, sweeten slightly and the little fellow will soon learn to like it. Give a kid the bottle six or seven times day and in four months wean him. Sanitary Cement Floors. Cement floors are conceded by most all dairymen to be the most sanitary, and if the cows are properly bedded, it will give better satisfaction than plank. Cost of Foundation. ■f'' ' * It costs more to procure the founds, tlon stock of pure-bred animals, but If coats no more alter that to raise them.