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jri flx2$' Above—Brunswick Phonograph Factory at Dubuque. Joua. Other Brunntrick Phonograph Factorim—Muekepon,Mich. ; C h ic aço. BLt Knoxville, Trait.; Toronto. Canada The secret of such high-quality in the Brunswick ^Phonograph The Brunswick is a 100 per cent Brunswick product, not assembled. Parts are not bought here and there. Cabinets are not picked up from different builders. _ . __. Brunswick controls every process, every detail. From the raw wooa > the final finishing, Brunswick decides the standards. . . This accounts for the all-'round goodness of The Brunswick — the freedom from flaws, the everlasting uniformity. , Brunswick is not dependent on fluctuating conditions outside. And need not make compromises. This is not a new policy. But it has been one ot the old-time ideals of the House of Brunswick. .... . . Since 1645 Brunswick has been building to meet the highest standards — no woodcrafting organization in the world is more famous. In every Brunswick Phonograph we include the Brunswick idea of high quality. No instrument goes out without complete inspection. Red Cross Pharmacy FIÎCS Made and Guaranteed, by . Royal Baking Powder Co. os Baking Cont ains no Alum Powder Use it -and Save ! Write for NewPr.Price Cook Book- Its free Price Baking Powder Factory , loo3Inciependence Blvd. Chicago,111, Try Our CREAM BREAD The butternut bread of the Potlatch Makes delicious toast THe Electric Bakery CHEAP COOP FOR B^CK YARD Inexpensive House Will Prove En tirely Satisfactory Where Small Flock Is Kept. It is not necessary to spend much money for housing if you are going to keep a small flock of hens in your back yard. Indeed, it is unwise, say poultry specialists of the United States Department of Agriculture. One or two piano cases or a large packing box may often he mnde into an acceptalde home. But whatever you build should be made dry and free from drafts, and have good venti lation. The United States Department of Agriculture has numerous bulletins giving directions for this kind of con struction, and any of these are avail able for the asking, or for a very few cents where a charge is necessary. A card to the division of publications. United States Department of Agricul ture. Washington, D. C., will get you what you need. EGGS PRESERVED WITH LIME Will Be Found Guite Satisfactory Where Water Glass Is Dif ficult to Obtain. If water glass is not obtainable, lime may lie used for preserving eggs, say specialists of the United States Department of Agriculture. It is not considered so good as water glass, as in some instances eggs preserved by this method have tasted slightly of lime, although at other times lime water has proved entirely sastifac tory. To preserve with lime, dissolve two pounds of unslnked lime In »' small quantity of water, and dilute with five gallons of water that lias previ ously been boiled and cooled. Allow the mixture to stand until the lime settles, then pour off and use the clear liquid. Place clean, fresh eggs in a clean earthenware crock or jar. and pour the clear limewater into the ves sel until the eggs are covered. At least two inches of the solution should cover the top layer of eggs. PRODUCING MILK FOR PROFIT Like Real Business Man Farmer Can not Afford to Keep Unprofit able Producers. The way to make money out of the production of milk, is to begin at home. Weed out unprofitable produc ers. No real business man will keep a workman in his employ a week if tie is an unprofitable producer, and tlie cow is the dalrymau's machine, the dairyman's workman. BETTER-STOCK CAMPAIGN AID Pester Issued by Department of Agri culture Illustrates Value of Good Dairy Cows. "For the Children's Sake" is the title of an attractive poster just Issued by the United States Department of Agriculture, to be used In its better stock campaign. The poster shows two cows, each surrounded by pictures of healthy children. Good milk, it is well known, is a health-giving food for children, hut scrub cows do not give enough milk to feed many children. One of the animals shown on the poster is a scrub cow which produced about five quarts of milk a day— enough to supply the five children who are grouped about her. The other cow is a purebred, which gave a daily yield of 20 quarts—enough to feed the 20 children surrounding her. "A good dairy cow," says the posi er, "produces enough to feed about twenty children a quart of milk a day. An ordinary cow produces enough to feed about five children n quart a day. Every quart of milk contains health and a smile for some baby." CORN ALONE FOR MILK COWS It Can be Used to Better Advantage With Such Feeds as Bran, Meal and Legumes. With well-filled corn cribs on many farms, and relatively low prices now in effect, the United States Department of Agriculture believes it is time to correct the impression that corn is not good feed for milk cows. Of course, corn cannot be fed alone, as its func tion Is to supply heat, energy, and fat, rather than such elements as make up bone, muscle and the casein in milk. But it can be used to advantage along with such feeds as bran, linseed, meal, or cottonseed meal. Bran lightens and helps to balance the ration. Alfalfa or clover is usually fed with corn to supply protein. COW IS EFFICIENT MACHINE Animal of Big Value in Converting Farm-Grown Feeds Into High Priced Products. The dairy cow, of all farm animals, 1 b our most efficient machine for converting tarm-grown feeds into con centrated, high-priced food products, and therefore is entitled to the liest of care. She is tldn in flesh and nat urally more susceptible to cold than most other classes of farm stock. If she Is compelled to fortify herself against cold. snow, sleet and lain, she must, of course, convert a greater pro portion of lier feed into heat with whieh to keep up body temperature, and as a result she becomes less effi cient for milk production. LET POTATOES LAY ON SOIL If Exposed for an Hour or So After Digging Skin Toughens and Wards Off Decay. It is always advisable to allow the potatoes to remain on the ground for an hour or two after digging, as this toughens the skin against bruising and decay resulting from handling. It also loosens the dirt on them and re moves some of ttie moisture from the surface, so that their appearance and keeping qualify a''e improved DAIRY POINTS SUNFLOWER IS MADE USEFUL Experiments Not Sufficiently Devel oped to Reach Definite Conclu sions in Northwest. (Prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture.) % Sunflowers are likely to become good for silage material for fanners on irri gated land In the Northwest, accord ing to reports received liy the United Slates Department of Agriculture from Montana. The Mammoth Uus sian is in much favor, although experi ments have been tried with some of the smaller varieties. The sunflowers were drilled in rows 20 indies apart and irrigated. They were put in about the middle of May, but from their frost-resistant qualities it is believed they could, he put ill at the same time as grain is sown. Almut 15 pounds of seed were used to the acre on irrigated land, but it was stated that if sunflow is Gathering Sunflowers tor Silage. ers are to be raised under dry-land conditions the seed should be put In rows 30 to 36 Inches apart. On the project under observation it was Intended to let the sunflowers get fairly well matured, about the same as com, before putting them in the silo, hut as a storm broke them down it was necessary to put them in the silo earlier. The yield was from 30 to 40 tons per acre. Cows fed on" sunflower silage kept up the usuaj flow' of milk SPECIAL On Small Picture Frames We have a great many short lengths of picture mould ing which we will make up to fit small pictures at a discount from regular prices of 35 per cent. These short lengths are just as neat and new as any we have in stock but fiot enough for a large picture, hence our special offer. Also we are able to take care of any special shop work you want on short notice. Lots of Furniture at less than mail order house prices. u If you haven't an Edison phonograph in your home you will miss a good winter's entertainment. Kendrick Furniture Co. IDAHO BEST FLOUR Hard Wheat Blend Farina, Corn Meal, Graham, Rye Floui Feed Ground and Rolled Feed, O. K. Scratch Feed Cracked Wheat, Meat Scraps Grit and Shell KENDRICK MILL as well as those which were fed on the grain silage. Some of the big Holstein cows ate as much as »0 pounds per day. No unfavorable results could be noticed in the flavor of the milk. While tiiis experiment has not gone far enough to reach definite conclusions, it Indicates that sunflowers may be con sidered a good crop for silage in some localities. FIGURE OUT DAIRY RATIONS Farmers Given Better Understanding of Value and Cost of Various Feeds Available. A series of 26 dairy feeding schools were conducted during the spring mouths in six New Hampshire coun lies by county agents, working co-op eratively with the United Slates De partment of Agriculture and the State Agricultural college. Seven more are planned. In carrying out these schools lecturing and foiniai talk hüve been practically eliminated and the dairy men are seated at tables, where they ligure out for themselves the compo sition of various rations and compute costs. Much enthusiasm has been aroused. That the results are worth while Is indicated by the statement of a Hook sett farmer, who reported a saving of $1 a day, while another who attended the school at Warner wrote the coun ty agent that he is now saving $36 a mouth as a result of feeding a ra tion that he figured out there. The discussion provoked by the farmers figuring these rations gives a better understanding of the value and cost of the various feeds available than any amount of lecturing could possi bly accomplish. WHITE SCOURS CAUSES LOSS Disease Contracted by Way of Navel or Mouth Soon After Birth— Tablets Worth Trying. Many calves die of white scours or pneumo-enteritis, which Is a deadly germ disease Ixirn in the calf and con tracted by way of the navel or mouth soon after birth. Medicinal treatment usually fails,.but triple sulpho-car lioiate tablets are well worth trying, under direction of a qualified vet erinarian. He should also immunize each new-horn calf with polyvalent anti-dysenteric serum and likewise use it in double doses should a ease occur. Provide n new clean pen for new-horn calves. At birth saturate the stump of tlie navel of each calf with tincture of iodine and then apply powdered starch. Repeat the treat ment daily until the navel is entirely healed. Also cleanse the teats with a saturated solution of boric acid be fore the calf Is allowed to suck for the first time and daily for ten days if it continues to nurse. RULES FOR FEEDING SILAGE Good Plan Is to Allow Three Pound« of Material to Every 100 Pounds of Live Weight A rule for feeding silage to the dairy cows Is: Feed three pounds of silage for every 100 pounds of live weight. A cow weighing 1,000 pounds should receive about 30 pounds. A cow which weights o\er 1.500 pounds should receive about 45 pounds of silage per day. Sling«- is usually fed twice a day. in the morning and ave ning after milking.