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i YOU’D BE \ : SURPRISED! I— | \ By H. LOUIS RAYBOLD t ; v -i (&. 1920, by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) There it was again! Butler Ains worth laid down his fountain pen with a groan. That phrase would be the death of him yet. Forever It buzzed in his ears, ami twice he'd nearly written It down in the manuscript of his play. How the dickens was a man. already wildly running his fingers through his hair in the throes of extracting from his vocabulary the exact word for the big moment in the great love scene at the end of the third act, to coin the vital expression when his ears were being assaulted by murdered English and meaningless slang? Just listen to her at this moment! “Charley blew' me to a coupla seats at the show last night.” “You’d be surprised!” “Sure, and he’s going to take me to the dance Tuesday.” f “You’d be surprised!” With feelings similar to those of the historic camel at the placing of the last straw, Ainsworth strode to the door and flung It open. “Miss Carter.” he enunciated, “will you kindly go downstairs and if there Is any girl down there whose tongue Is not hung in the middle send her up, If you please. Thank you.” That evening Betty, Butler’s sister, listened amusedly to Butler’s tirade on the gender female. “Oh, Butler,’ she said, “you shouldn’t generalize. You know I always maintain that every girl, even the primmest, properest one. has a little bit of deviltry in her. Well, quite likely all the slangy, shallow ones have their speck of sobriety and earnestness —she just didn’t show you that side.” “Oddly enough it was not the last part of Betty’s sentence which stuck In Butler’s mind, but the first. And it was that he recalled the next morning as he watched the girl whp had been sent up to replace Susie. Was it possible that a girl of this type, with such deep gray eyes under level brows, such a serene mouth, such a steady poise, possessed any slightest spark of deviltry? Butler found it a positive pleasure to watch her supple, well cared-for, accurate fingers and ponder what hidden surprises a man who knew her well might discover. Every morning she worked for him, until at last the finished play was ready to place before the manager. Butler had planned, on its completion, a long rest on sunny southern shores. Suddenly It occurred to him that that would mean foregoing the sight of Miss Lane. “I say, Miss Lane,” he begged boy ishly. “Just to help me celebrate, won’t you go out to lunch with me?” The girl, who had been slipping on her gloves, paused, raised her inscruta ble eyes to his, seemed to he consider ing his proposal, then replied in even tones. “No, thank you.” A mad desire seized Butier to break down this barrier of reserve. Her eyes, he told himself, were the windows of a soul well worth the knowing, or he was not as adept a judge of women as the author of three successful plays should be. “Just this once,” he pleaded. “Any where you say, and I won’t do it again. I am so glad to get that thing off ray mind that I want to go out and throw up my hat and do a snake dance, but you can’t do that sort of tiling all by yourself.” Perhaps the shadow of very genuine disappointment clouding his face, as she still hesitated, finally influenced the girl. “All right, I will,” she told him, “Just this once.” That night Butler, sitting cozily op posite his sister on the other side of the table In the tiny dining room of the apartment Betty kept for her brother, told of taking his stenog rapher out to lunch. “She’s quite a girl —has depths,” he added. “What’s her name?” asked Betty absent-mindedly, thinking that next time she would either put more gela tin or less water in the dessert of jel lied fruit. “She’s a Miss Lane,” replied Butler. Betty looked up quickly. “Not Peggy Lane?” she asked. “Can’t say,” said the man, wonder ing why on earth he didn’t know her first .name. “This girl is rather tall — very quiet and reserved.” “Couldn’t be Peg,” declared his sis ter with emphasis. “Peg is in some downtown office, but she's the opposite of that description —or was when I used to see her regular live wire.” “That isn’t at all like my Miss—er —I mean, this Miss Lane,” said But ler in some confusion. “She’s quite the opposite.” The sunny southern shores waited in vain for Butler Ainsworth. That in dustrious young man was*at work on a new play which required long hours of dictation to his stenographer. And presently he broke his word and asked her to go to lunch again. Outbreaks of Influenza. / Noah Webster. In his “Brief His tory of Epidemic and Pestilential Dis eases.” published In 1799. described 44 Instances of influenza, dating in Eu rope from 1174 and in America from 1647. All of them are associated with earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, com ets, droughts and similar disturbances of like nature. The epidemic of 1789 was described by Benjamin Rush. Doctor Rush’s account reveals a re markable parallelism between the epi demic of 1789-90 and that of 1918-19. It includes a classic desertion of the sneezing, hoarseness and sore throat, the sense of weariness, chills and te ver, pains in the head and Infection In the frontal sinus. Chilean “Gooductorettee." The conductorette is no new thing In Chile, according to Y. W. C. A secretary returned from a five years* stay In South America. Women have held this Job since 1879, when they were drafted Into the'service because of the shortage of men. Their uni form is not tailored suit, but an niinary dress, with the additional and she broke hers ana accepted. And he asked her to the theater and she went. And he asked Betty to come down and be introduced. And the words of the introduction were neve* uttered. “Peggy Lane!” “Betty Ainsworth!” “It’s been ages since I saw you !** “Simply ages, ray dear!” Tableau with Butler for audience trying to solve the riddle —was thll the Peggy Lane Betty knew or tl Margaret Lane he thought he knew? Three weeks later Butler sat on an old mahogany settee that had been Peggy’s grandfather's. Near him sat Peggy. “Tell me, Peggy,” he began sudden ly. “Why were you so different in the office from —well, tfie way you have been since Betty came down?” “Why.” said the girl slowly, “when I decided to be a stenographer I thought I would do better wonk, make a better Impression, and incidentally protect myself if I adopted a little — well, an impersonal front. A business man wants an efficient machine, not an ‘irresponsible madcap,’ which is what I was always known as until re cently ! And I found it was very satis factory, as I saw no reason to change It just because my employer proved to be Betty Ainsworth’s brother.” “I see,” said Butler, gravely. “But if I told you I loved both of you and want you both for my own, what would you say?” Into Peggy’s gray eyes crept the sus picion of a twdnkle, and Butler was immediately reminded of what Betty had said about the little bit of deviltry that lurks in every girl. But Peggy hadn’t answered. Was she going to frame a gentle refusal?” “Come, dear,” he urged, anxiety quite evident in his tone. “What would you say?” Peggy grew' very sober. “I can sen you dread to hear,” she said. “But —” all the little imps of laughter twdnkled in her eyes, “you’d be surprised!” “You adorable darling” cried Butler, and took her in his arms. PRIZE ANCIENT JURY BOXES Officials of Two Massachusetts Towns Proud of Receptacles That Have Been Long in Use. Lynn and Saugus, noted in other ways, are perhaps unique In their pos session of ancient jury boxes. An cient as American things go, for the Lynn box has been in constant use for 150 years, and the one in Saugus has served for probably over 100 years. Names of all men eligible for serv ice on juries were deposited in the box, and from them those w r ere chosen who later acted as jurymen. There Is no reason to fear that either box will soon cease to serve, so far as con dition of the material goes. For both were made strong and fit to last for many years more than they have al ready seen. Both were made by hand, with hand-forged locks and hinges. Crude in general workmanship and materials, perhaps they are, but they are safe. The Lynn box is 11 inches long and six inches high, and perhaps eight or ten Inches wdde. The lock is almost five Inches long by 8 inches high, and strong enough to guard a house or al most a castle. The hand-made handle allows freedom in carrying from one place to another. Former City Clerk Parsons used the box through his whole term of office, and so .far Jason Attwlll, the present clerk, has contin ued the custom, Richard Mansfield, the first town clerk of Saugus, made the box that has been used in his town since. Sau gus was set apart from Lynn in 1815, and presumably the box was construct ed soon after. Mr. Mansfield was grand father of George H. Mansfield and of Justin E. Mansfield, who is now jani tor of the town hall and keeper of the lockup. The box Is made of thin wood nailed together. Hinges for the cover were made from wire loops, and the lock is as large and as powerful as that of the Lynn box. In the top is an opening about three inches square for drawing the names. The present tow'n clerk, Mr. Parker, intends to use the box whenever It Is required as long as it will hold together.—Boston Herald. Know Trees and Do Not Be Afraid. I don’t think that anybody (boy or otherwise) who has the knowledge of trees required by the test for the merit badge in forestry, will ever be afraid to be alone In the woods wdth them at night, or at any ether time. Once you know what the leaves do; and what makes them green; and how the sap runs and why (or as much of that “why” as is known); and how r the Wood tissue is formed; find how the roots work; and what the does lx winter —when you know such things about trees, you should never again feel lonesome in the w-oods. For though all these are merely scientific facts, they will make the trees real living things to you, and then you will begin to understand what is meant when one speaks of the tre*4 “whispering.” and of the leaves “clapping their hands.” —George Gladden in Boys’ Life. ornament of a lace-trimmed apron and a patent-leather hat. They vie with each other in the length of lace on the aprons. They wear high-heeled shoes and climb about on the tops of the cars when the trolleys are out of order without apparent difficulty or danger to either heels or lace. i —■ 1 —■ ' ■' ■■i | ■ ~ Finny Veterans. What Is the average age of fish? There is not a great deal of informa tion on the point, but it would seem that a plaice is a veteran at twenty. One of that age was recently caught in the North sea. It had been previ ously caught 16 years ago, when It was reckoned to be about four years old. An identification disk was placed on It In accordance with the interna tional scheme of inquiry into the mi gration, growth and age of fish. Then it was released, but It ultimately end* ed its romantic career In the tolls of a trawl net The oldest-living fish would seem to be carp, specimens of which have been known to live 200 years; while at Plymouth, In a tank, la a largo conger eol whoso ago li reckoned at forty. L.. : THE SEA COAST ECHO, BAY ST. 10018, MISSISSIPPI Children of Panama Send Stone for Roosevelt Grave The school children of the canal zone have picked out and sent to this country a boulder, to be placed by thi grave of Col. Theodore Roosevelt. The Illustration shows, at the right, Helen and Harriet Hertz, twins, selecting the stone, and, left, the presentation of the boulder’to Mrs, Roosevelt. KOREANS SLAIN BY JAP TROOPS Missionaries Tell of the Atrocities Perpetrated in Chientao Dis trict of China. MANY VILLAGES DESTROYED Charge Deliberate Intention of Wiping Out All Young Christians —Not Punished for Religion, Say Japs, but for Banditry and Rebellion. Tokyo—Details of alleged massa cres of Koreans by Japanese troops, the burning of Korean villages and the destruction of native crops are given In statements received from Canadian missionaries In the Chientao district of China, supplementing previous re ports on this subject heretofore re ceived. One of the missionaries, Dr. S, H. Martin of Newfoundland, physician, at tached to the Canadian Presbyterian mission at Yongjung, who visited the village of Norabawie on October 31, two days after the Japanese went through that district, states: “The facts recorded below apply to the whole district of Kando or Chien tao, in the southern part of the prov inces of Kirin, China. Japan, under the strongest protest from China, has sent over 15,000 men into this part of China with the seeming intention of wiping out of existence, if possible, the whole Christian community, especially all young men. Charges Wholesale Murder. “Village after village is daily being methodically burned and the young men shot, so that at present we have a ring of villages surrounding this city that have suffered from fire or whole sale murder or both. The facts below are absolutely accurate: "At daybreak a complete cordon of Japanese infantry surrounded the main Christian village of Norabawie and, starting from the top of the valley, set fire to the immense stacks of un threshed millet, barley and straw and then ordered the occupants of the houses outside. In each case as the father or son stepped forth he was shot on sight, and as he fell on his face, perhaps only half dead, great piles of burning straw were thrown on top of him. “I was shown the blood marks on the ground caused by the bayonet thrusts Inflicted on the men as they strove to rise from the flames, in spite of the fact that they had been shot three times at close range. The bod ies were soon charred beyond recog nition. The mothers, wives and even the children were forced spectators of this treatment of all the grown males of the village. Houses were fired and soon the whole country was full of smoke, which was plainly visi ble from this town. The Japanese soldiers then spread out and burned the houses of Christian believers In other villages all the way down the valley to the main road. Then they returned home to celebrate the em peror’s birthday. Photographs of Murders. “As we approached the nearby vil lages we found only women and chil dren and some white-haired men. The women with young babies on their backs were walking up and down wailing. I photographed ruins of 19 buildings, among which were old men tearing their hair and crying, while mothers and daughters were recover ing bodies or unburned treasures from the burning ruins. So many women were crying and I was so angry at what I had seen that I could not hold my camera steady enough to take a time exposure. “V?e have names and accurate re ports of 32 villages where murder and fire have been used. One village has had as many as 145 inhabitants killed. Houses have been burned with wom en and children in them. At Sonun tung 14 were stood up in front of a large grave, then shot and, their bod SAYS DANCING IS USEFUL Boston Professor Declares it a Natu ral Instinct, Like Zating, Fight ing and Mating. Boston. —Dancing Is an Instinct which Is very much better expressed than suppressed, said Prof. Emil Carl Wllm, head of the department of psy chology at Boston university. In a seri ous defense of natural pleasures today. "Dancing serves a useful social and.” bo added. *Tt gives marrlsd ies destroyed with burning wood and oil. This Is typical.” Rev. W. H. Foote, Canadian Pres byterian missionary at Youngjung, names several villages in which the homes, schools “or churches of Chris tian natives were burned and says that in one of them 25 people were shot and the bodies burned. Those cases, he declares, are “absolutely authentic,” the premises having been inspected by four missionaries and a customs official. Eighty Shot at Un Tong Ja. Quoting Koreans as his authority, he says that 23 persons were shot and seven burned to death in their own houses at Cheng San; that 80 were shot at Un Tong Ja, and that these were all Christian villages. “The soldiers and commanding of ficer who go to these places,” assert ed Mr. Foote, “as a general thing have no conversation whatever with the people, but do their diabolical deeds and pass on. Kue Sei Tong is the only place w'here any reason w T as given to the people for the action. “A Korean accompanied the soldiers and told the people that the officer said he had evidence that the owner of the house had collected money for Korean patriotic purposes. If only the offenders suffered, even the Kore ans would not seriously object; but it Is because the perfectly innocent and helpless are done to death with out even an opportunity to say a word in their own behalf that the In justice and hardship appear.” Describing the action of the Japan ese soldiers at Kan Chang, Rev. Mr. Foote said that the young men of that village were “herded in front of a Korean house and, without even a form of examination, shot down, 25 in all. Then the bodies were heaped to gether in two piles and covered with wood and burned. When the fuel w T as being placed on them some of the wounded still were able to rise, but were bayoneted to the ground and met their fate In the flames. Were Hard-Working People. “I know these people well,” Mr. Foote continued. “They live In an out-of-the-way glen. The laud was not fertile and firewood was scarce. They were a quiet, hard-working peo ple, who struggled hard to make a liv ing. Their church and school, their Bible and hymn books, their Sunday Statues of Suffrage Pioneers I ■^^ \ : / j/^f^' Meniuntu staiues wt tne tnree suffrage pioneers, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, which the National Womans party will present to the national capitol on the opening day of the Woman's patry con vention, February 15, Susan B. Anthony’s 101st anniversary. They were photographed in one of the early stages of development from the block of marble in the studio of Adelaide Johnson In Carrara, Italy. A portrait of Mrs. Johnson U Inserted. people the opportunity to associate with persons of the opposite sex un der conventional circumstances, and it helps uphold conventional society. “Modern dancing is partly sensual, partly an expression of a love for rhythm and partly much-needed exer cise. All of these functions are natural and therefore the appeal of dancing cannot help but be widespread. Our highly conventional society suppresses a great many natural pleasures, but dancing baa not been abolished by the blue law reformers yet and it top* worship, and, above all, their Savior, were their joy. They were not pa triotic soldiers, and disapproved ol the church taking part in politics.” Miss Emma M. Palethorpe of On tario, a member of the Canadian Pres byterian mission at Yongjung, tells In her statement of the execution of five men from the village of Suchllgo, who, she says, were led by the Jap anese soldiers to the top of a hill about three miles from Yongjung and there put to death, “In the top of the hill,” she de clares, “there is quite a ,large hollow not visible from the road or village. The victims were made to sit at the bottom of this, where they were slashed at with sw'ords. It is reported by an eye-witness that two swords were broken and then the awful work was finished with bayonets. Then the loose earth was pushed down from the sides of the hollow to cover the mu tilated bodies.” In answering Inquiries at the Jap anese war office. Lieutenant £olonel Hata told a press correspondent that the number of Japanese troops employed In the Chienta affair was 5,000, not 15,000. Villages had been burned, he said, but only in cases w'here the majority of the Inhabitants were known to be in league with the outlaw’s. Referring to the charge that an or ganized attempt was made “to wipe out the whole Christian community,” Colonel Hata said that it was possible that a majority of those who had been executed were Christians, but they w’efe not punished for their religion but for banditry and rebellion. No charge was made against the mission aries. Colonel Hata, while admitting that harsh measures had been adopted, said bad conditions had existed in that dis trict for a long time owing to the unchecked activities of Chinese ban dits, Korean outlaws and Russian Bol shevik}. He said he was confident that the Japanese soldiers had not been guilty of the barbarity with which they had been charged. Sultana Orders Dazzling Gown. Paris.—Like a glittering golden beetle, holding itself gracefully to the lines of the figure and ending in a dazzling court train, an evening gowm of remarkable design has just been made for Sultana Menelik of Egypt by Captain Molyneux, the English dress designer in Paris. The dress, which is cut very low, front and back, hangs from the shoul ders by gold cord and Is made of shimmering sequins. The materials cost $2,500. of the very few natural pleasures left. "The overemphasis that is sometimes placed on dancing is the result of what psychologists know as inhibitions. Un less normal instincts get an expression or have some compensation they are apt to burst out in unusual forms. “For Instance, aH women have Ou maternal instinct and the modem bachelor woman, her instinct unsatls fled and repressed, compensates bj taking a passionate interest in aai mala, or else she becomes a champio* of feminism.” TWWTCHp CAINIW (igi, IMI, Western Newspaper Union.) The main difference between pleas ant and unpleasant people is mainly that the latter demand consideration and the former are quick to give it. WHAT TO EAT. A good nourishing soup Is always a welcome dish, especially during the winter months. Cook a two-pound till the meat falls from the bones, then remove the bones. There should be five or six cupfuls of stock. Add two cupfuls of diced potatoes ami cook until soft; add the meat, one and one-half lablespoonfuls of catsup, one half teaspoonful of flour and one elgbth of a teaspoonful of pepper. Thicken slightly with one tablespoou ful each of flour and fat cooked togeth er. Pour over one hard-cooked egg and serve with thin slices of lemou on top of each dish. Onion Soup. —Slice six medium sized onions and cook in two table spoonfuls of butter, stirring frequent ly, until light brown. Add two small cans of consomme and two cupfuls of hot water; cook gently for 15 minutes. Add three tablespoonfuls of purmesan cheese, one tablespooonful of kitchen bouquet, oue-balf teaspoonful of salt, a few grains of pepper, celery salt ant} paprika. Pour into a casserole arid bake 15 minutes.' Beef stock may be used in place of.the consomme. Stuffed Turnips.—Pare half-pound turnips, cut slices from the -top and scoop out the inside, leaving a half-inch rim. Cook both the shells and cover until half done (15 minutes) in sailed water, then arrange them in a buttered baking pan, filing with chopped season ed meat, crumbs or rice. Cover with the tops and fasten each with a tooth pick. Pour around them the water in which the turnips were cooked and bake until the turnips are well done. Pour off the liquid ami brown the tur nips. Serve with the hot sauce poured around them just before taking to the table. The portion scooped out may be used in various ways as soup or cooked and mashed as a vegetable. Italian Eggs and Onions. —Cook two cupfuls of small onions until tender; drain, season with salt and butter. Put into a shallow baking dish, allow blg space to break, and dispose four eggs between the onions. Cover with six tablespoonfuls of cheese and place In a moderate oven until the eggs are set and the cheese melted. Peas, carrots and onions cooked to gether and served with bits of diced salt pork browned In a hot frying pan make a good vegetable dish. Add a little milk and serve in individual dishes, seasoning well. If you intend to be happy don’t be foolish enough to wait for a Just cause. There’s life alone in duty done, And rest alone in striving.—Whittier. WHAT TO HAVE FOR DINNER. A tomato soup without meat Is one of the good, hearty and easy soups to prepare. In a good-sized sauce |L sweet pepper, one 1 1 ~ onion, one carrot and one turnip, (j * I all medium sized \m finely minced. Add a sprig of parsley, one stalk of celery, one piece of bay leaf, one leaf of cabbage and tw’o cloves. Add two quarts of toma toes and one quart of water. If fresh tomatoes are used, do not peel them. Cover and simmer one hour, or until the vegetables are tender. Season with a tablespoonful of salt, one-quarter of a fceaspoonful of pepper and two tea spoonfuls of sugar; more may be add ed according to taste. Strain all through a colander. Return the soup to the kettle and thicken with one ta blespoonful of flour and one table spoonful of sweet fat. One may can this soup and have It ready for reheat ing for an emergency soup. Rice With Chicken. —Take a young chicken, cut up for frying. Take one tablespoonful each of lard and butter; melt in an iron kettle. When hot, add the chicken, two teaspoonfuls of salt, one-eighth of a teaspoonful of pepper; stir and cook until the chicken Is brown (this will take about fifteen minutes). Then add two cloves of gar lic, one small onion, chopped, and two green peppers, sliced. When these are cooked add one cupful of rice and two cupfuls of boiling water. When the rice is nearly done add one cupful of cooked i/eas and six chopped olives. Serve with strips of canned red pepper laid over the top for a garnish. Apple Cake.—Line a deep pie pjate with pastry, then mix together one half cupful each of raisins, rolled wal nuts, three-fourths of a cupful of su gar and one teaspoonful of sugar (sprinkle this over the trust). On top of this arrange slices of apple, uslfig three greenings. Pour over them one egg and on© cupful of milk mixed; add one-half teaspoonful of cinnamon and dot with two tea spoonfuls of butter. Place In a mod erate oven until the custard is set, then reduce heat, baking about forty five minutes. Care of Furs. When tors have been worn In rainy weather, shake the surface moisture off carefully and then hang the fur over a chair back as far away from a radiator as possible. It Is better tc hang the garments or the fur outside In the cold air. If at all possible, shak ing them vigorously at occasional in tervals. Thought for the Day From Kansas. Almoet any married man can make hi frlende smile by saying be,ls free to do as be pleases.—Atchison Globa pgp.ra BEST FOWLS FOR BACK YARD American Breeds, Such as Plymouth Rocks, Wyandottes and Orping- i tons. Are Recommended. (Prepared by the United States Depart* ment of Agriculture.) Hens of the medium-sized breeds—* Plymouth Rocks, Wyandottes, Rhode Island Reds and Orpingtons —are best suited to back-yard conditions. Large hens kept In close confinement are likely to get too fat to lay well. Small, nervous hens are apt to develop such vices as egg eating and feather eating. The bad tendencies mentioned do not prohibit the keeping of large and small breeds in small back yards, but make it necessary for the kepeer to use ex traordinary care to keep them in good condition and productive. White and light-colored varieties are not desirable for small back yards, because their plumage soils too easily. Asa rule it is most satisfactory to* buy bens of a local poultry keeper or dealer In live poultry. Desirable smalt flock*are frequently offered by people who are obliged by change of work or of residence to sell their poultry. Dealers in live poultry everywhere sort out from their general receipts the hens that show good breeding ami quality to sell to back-yard poultry* keepers. When satisfactory stock can not be obtained locally, the advertising; columns of poultry papers, agricultural papers or newspapers that carry poul try advertising should be consulted, and the hens bought from the nearest breeder who can supply what Is want ed at a reasonable price. For the back yard .lock kept to pro duce eggs only It is not necessary to have hens of extra good standard qual ity. What breeders of standard poul try call choice utility hens are as good as any for egg production and cost but little more than ordinary mongrels. Hens of this grade In the medium sized breeds are usually a little under standard weights and have superficial faults —as unsoundness of color, or Ir regularity of markings, or of the shape of the comb —which in no way affect their laving canncltv. hut make them Dual-Purpose Hens Are Best Suited for Back Yard Conditions. unfit for exhibition and undesirable for breeding purposes. When buying hens in person, partlc ular attention should be given to gen eral condition —whether the bird seems vigorous and lively—and to the appear ance of the comb and the condition of the feet. ‘Healthy hens have bright red combs and bright eyes, say poultry specialists of the United States Depart ment of Agriculture. A slight pale ness of the comb is simply an Indica tion that the hen is not laying at the time; but a bird whose comb has either a yellowish or a bluish cast should be rejected, for these are symptoms of In ternal disorders. The skin and scales of legs and toes should be smooth and the soles of the feet soft and free from corns. BETTER SIRES FOR BANTAMS Culpeper County (Virginia) Farmer Raises Purebred# From Chickens to Dairy Cattle. From bantam chickens to Holstein, cattle Is the range of live stock on the farm of Sam Sullivan & Sons, who re cently enrolled In.the "Better Sires— Better Stock’’ movement that Is being directed by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture. This farm* which Is located in Culpeper county, Virginia, raises Holstein cattle, Duroc- Jersey swine, Rhode Island Whits chickens, White Holland turkeys, white guinea fowls, Cochin bantams, and Muscovy ducks. Purebred horses also are kept on this farm, but no stallion is maim lained. In accordance with the re quirements of the better-sires move ment. which Is aimed to Improve the average quality of farm live stock, all of the stock listed is bred to pure bred sires. * EGGS FROM GEESE IN WINTER Good Plan to Arrange So That Goslings Will Be Hatched by Time There Is Good Pasture, Geese are fed a ration to produce eggs during the latter part of the win ter, so that the goslings will be hatched by either bens or geese. Some breeders prefer to raise all the gos lings under hens, as geese sometimes become difficult to manage when al lowed to hatch and rear their young. The period of incnbatlon of goose eggs varies from 28 to 30 days. Excellent Balanced Ration. One excellent balanced ration for laying hens, as worked out by the New York college. Is composed of 10U pounds wheat bran, 100 wheat mid dlings, 100 corn meal. 100 ground oats or barley, 100 meat scraps and three salt. It Is fed dry In hoppers. Provide for Sunlight. Build your poultry house so aa to admit as muph sunlight to the floes of the house as possible.