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tt ■ '■/ ; : - ) A curiosity perhaps, but [ "rhure will be more of these . r jtund barns in Idaho wit hin r ike nert few years, and more too, of good barns j of all shapes and sizes : Many of us are commencing g mon [' ey into high grade improve : ments is simply a sound ; method of saving. ,b. increases a man's credit and [ .eh' value of his property much I'vViirt than the actual money expended. i t<? realize that pu Stale LumberCo. 27 ; Why Pay Rent and 10-acre tracts overlooking Fi er. $175.00 to 9300.00 per acre. Terms jtZä- 90 per acre cash and $25.00 per .mes re per year. Fine location, fine -ï.0 acres one mile out, 12 acres alfal said clover, $80.00 per acre. $500.00 -safe balance easy. 40 acres, S miles out, shack, 15 acres -vavftr, $75.00 per acre. $450.00 cash, ntiance to suit. *14) acres 2 miles out, buildings, 35 -i-rea alfalfa and clover. $70.00 per -icre, $1400. cash, snap. 40 acres, 2 miles out, fenced, bulld all alfalfa and clover, $100. per ■ s~re, $750.00 cash Yon absolutely can't go wrong on ^siBy of the above, rr. Idaho. E. B RIPLEY, Fil Dec. 1 tf. The Western Auto Com pany Announces a FORD LIVERY w SERVICE (T fRATES ■ $ 6.00 To Hollister. Buhl . Kimberly . Filer . ' Kogerson . Burley . Oakley . ''Hianscn . ltock Creek .. Salmon Darn . Waiting time charged for at 50c pe rhour. Taxi Service Inside City Lim its Bounded by Rock Creek, Blue Lakes Boulevard and Addison Avenue, 25c per Passenger—Day or Night 6.00 2.00 3.00 i 10.00 17.00 17.00 t 4 I ' 3.00 6.00 12.50 A For Sale ! One span of black geldings, coming 7 years old, weight 3,000 pounds. One span bay mares, coming 6 years s34. weight 2,800. One bay mare 9 years old, weight 1,250. One span mares, coming 2 and 3 .■»ears old. One set brass mounted, heavy work . »ess. One Peter Suttler wagon. ïhree buggies and buggy harnesses rad a bunch of cheap horses. -Call at MONARCH BARN GEO. F. HUFFMAN, City. OVER 66 YEARS' C, EXPERIENCE Patents Designs Copyrights Ac. a»voP« ,, ® n *U , MC ft fthol«-h ntad deftcrtntlon mp» ■a, I, Mjiceri-Hlii out oi-imon free whether , ■ àwenUon U |mjh«b|jr mjtwiUbtojComm cnn«t<tont l«l. HANDBOOK «'■ ' gnt frM OltlMt HMitcy for Becurl»* pu Patent* t*k«>i tiirouirl» Mutin A Co. wHfef, wit lioat MrtiAin«, In the Scientific American. a hMMMnmftlr WnfttTftUHl wftoklr. Jjirecftt clr I 384 Bro»d«S|. f|eW Rfh Oft IT 81.. Wonhluciou, 1», C. (Mb a I eut* teuft., reooiTe POULTRY • eklts • SUITABLE HOUSE FOR DUCKS Dry Floor, Well Bedded With Straw or Shavings, Is Essential—Feed and Water Outdoors. (By D. O. BARTO, University of Illinois.) Much less expensive buildings will answer for ducks than are required for hens. The essentials are a dry floor, which should be kept well bed ded with straw or shavings, adding a fresh layer on top as the old litter be comes soiled or damp. It is not nec essary to clean the pens until spring, as the droppings do not heat like hen manure. The roof must be tight, and the sides made of any sheeting ma terial. A window 3x3 feet, made to slide, and a drop door 2x3 feet for the ducks, with another door for the at tendant to enter, are all the openings necessary. The house should be 12x12 feet for each flock of 30 ducks. A large yard is unnecessary during the laying season, as the birds will not exercise much. The food and water should be given outside the house, and the yards should be kept free from on a a on I to o" of * - <• m. i v ! Ü 1 »: PI & 1: & i $ 3* -di M A Fine Flock of Ducklings. mud by the use of cinders or litter. Feed in racks, so that the ducks can not soil and waste the food. About the middle of November, the birds are put on tlieir laying ration, which must not be changed till the season ends. Feed night and morning the following mixture; Five parts of corn chop, five parts of bran, two parts of middlings, two parts of meat scraps, four parts of cut green stuff, five per cent of coarse sand. Mix and moisten so the mass is crumbly. An addition of three or four parts of boiled vegetables is desirable if it can be provided. The "greenstuff" may be rye, clover, oats, alfalfa, or whatever can be most easily provided. In the winter finely cut clover or alfalfa that has been scalded over night is a good substitute. One large duck grower states; "In exactly three weeks after beginning this feeding, you will commence to gather eggs." Pekin ducks are splen did layers, and large flocks will aver age 120 to 140 eggs per duck in the season. HENS' DUST BATH IN WINTER Fine Road Dust Is Essential for Keep ing Fowls Free From Vermin Dur ing Cold Weather. A box of fine road dust should be kept within easy reach of the hens every day in the year when there is no dust in the yards for the hens to wallow In. Of course, henB on free range in summer and fall will usually find an unlimited supply of dust ready at baud, or at most all we need to do is to spade up a place if the soil in the yard is hard. The dust bath is just as essential in winter in keeping the fowls free from lice as it is in hot weather. Lice thrive and multiply In winter as well as in summer; not so rapidly, of course, yet fast enough in the average poultry house to make life a torture for the hens if nothing is done to keep the in sects in check. As a rule, Monday is the best killing day. • • * A great amount of water Is used to form an egg. In packing dressed poultry for ship ment, never use straw, cloth or paper. « See that the carcasses are ln such condition that they attract the eye of the customer. Poor carcasses should never be sent to a city market; neither should they be packed with good ones Remember in cold weather to in crease the meat ration, as the hens need it to keep up the heat for the body. V • • In March the broiler market calls for one and a quarter pound bird; April, one and a half pound; May, one and a quarter to two pounds. The French feed considerable buck wheat to their turkeys, believing that I his grain imparts to the flesh a dell- \ -ate, nutty flavor much liked by their epicures IDLERS DESTROY ALL CHANCES OF PROFIT \ v ; 1 m & Wmw ,4 s '$■>■/■ « « * ' sUBS *wmm §g|f|g§ Get Rid of the Old Machinery and Have the Most Up-to-Date Labor-Saving Kind—This is an Era of Efficiency. (By JOHN D. PRENTICE.) A good many years ago I suddenly woke up to the fact that the idlers on the farm are the things that keep a man from making money. When I came West fifteen years ago I visited a big manufacturing plant at Chicago and I was struck by tire system which kept everybody and everything busy. in going through the factory 1 could not see an idle man nor an idle ma chine. Everything and everybody was on the jump every minute. No lost motion, no loafing on the job. And as I pondered over the matter on my way to my new farm I began to realize how much 1 had lost in the past through maintaining idle and unpro ductive things As soon as 1 got settled I sold off three old horses I had brought with me, and bought two good ones; traded four cows that had never been up to the mark for two that gave more milk than the four ever did. and I in vested some of my capital in a flock o" 20 sheep, about 100 hens and five of the best brood sows I could buy in the county. Then I traded an old reaper that I m s Using the Tedder_A Very Useful Im plement in Curing a Crop of Alfalfa 1 or Clover. ! j had hauled from central Ohio for five j stands of bees and a good plow. I made up my mind that I would have the best tools and the best live I im * mmk - Xb W: '/&■ gcjfe, ■ m agi jj$ » ► ■ > W i§ It m • ■ * w Jl-i ' ; i - » i mm ■ - i i - 'V- -i-ti v£l fût® m GOOD PROTECTION FOR TREES Pennsylvania Expert Recommends That All Litter Be Removed and Earth Mound Be Erected. The damage to trees, particularly! in young orchards, from gnawing by rabbits and mice during the winter-) time is very great. Last winter in particular there was an unusual abund ance of field mice. When the snow thawed from meadows the burrows of mice could be seen extending in all directions. Many young trees planted in sod or where manure or mulch came closely around their basés were completely girdled by these anlmaU. As a precautionary measure, Profes sor Paddock of Ohio college of agri culture recommends that litter of all kinds be removed from around the trunks of young trees and that a six-, inch mound of earth thrown about trunks of such trees is also a good plan. This protection of earth also safeguards to a certain extent against winter injury. One does not want to go to the other extreme, however, and remove all cov ering from off the young tree roots. Experiment has shown that a certain amount of organic matter in or on the soil will often protect the trees front injury during a hard winter. Rabbits are always present and the possibility of injuries should always be guarded against. One of the ways recommended for preventing the rab bits from gnawing the trees is to pro tect them with some form of tree protector. This may either be a cylin der of fine-meshed woven wire or wood veneer or cloth. a Good Type of Brood Sow. In selecting a brood sow, form is The body first to be considered, should be finely built, vigorous, long with heavy quarters, fiat back, short snout, ears and limbs, should not be too short. She should be a vigorous feeder, with great ca The neck pacity, because an indifferent feeder j will starve her pigs. A sow whose lit- j ters range less than eight to twelve pigB each Is a failure. Leas Seed Required. \ Lees seed to the acre la required where oats are seeded with the drill than when seeded broadcast. stock that I could buy and that I ; would make everything on the place j earn its keep or know the reason why. | 1 had brought with me an old thresh ing machine with which I used to go around through our neighborhood In Ohio every fall doing odd jobs of threshing. Of course I made a little money at this, but when I figured out the time the old machine stood idle— about ten months in the year—and re pairs I had to pay for and the time spent In hunting up jobs, I quickly discovered that the old rattletrap had cost me a good deal of money. I traded the outfit for a bunch of yearling calves and felt that I had a load off my chest. Within a week after T had made my trades and purchases I had the sheep busy cleaning up a 20-acre pasture, over 100 chickens were scratching their living out of the fields, the hogs were putting on flesh; the cows made more butter than we could use, which brought us In cash every week, and the calves were laying money on their ribs right along. Everything was working night and day. Of course I could not make all the changes I wanted at once, but within six months every head of live stock on tho place was good of its kind, and, profitable. That Is the main thing, to Invest one's capital only in things that will bring returns on the invest ment. I never before had realized how Era of Efficiency. greatly handicapped the farmer is who tries to work with old, half worn out machinery, decrepit horses that cannot do more than a half day's work I in a day, cows that eat more than they earn, and who has no poultry or j sheep to clean up the stuff that would otherwise go to waste. By changing my methods I have made three times as much money, since I came to South Dakota as I ever did in Ohio, although I do not think my land is any better and we do not work as hard. * have exactly the same amount of ,an( * * had * n Ohio and perhaps I have learned how to farm it better, but I attribute what little success I have had to the fact that everything on the place is productive and that I keep everybody and everything busy every minute 1 can. POTATO ROTS QUITE COSTLY Important to Treat All Tubers Show ing Affection With Solution of Mercury Bichloride. Various types of rot annually de stroy many thousands of dollars' worth of potatoes. The rots respon sible for much of these damages are Internal brown rot, powdery dry rot, soft rot and stem rot. Very often tubers are attacked In the field or in storage by a soft rot which quickly reduces the potatoes to a soft, Blimy, foul-smelling mass. The stem rot fungus, rhizoctonla, produces on the tubers small dark brown bodies which resenfble bits of soil. These bodies are the wintering over stage of the fungus and may spread very rapidly from one tuber to another under improper methods of storage. While this fungus does not Itself cause a rot of the tuber, It may pave the way for such rot-producing organisms as the dry and soft rots. Of these diseases, rhizoctonla and the or ganism canBlng the Internal brown rot only produce a wilting of the vine. It Is. therefore, important to treat all tubers showing the presence of the brown soil-lfke bodies with a solution of mercury bichloride and to discard for seed all tubers showing the brown ring discoloration. Internal brown rot may live In the soil for five or six years. If potatoes are grown continually year after year on the same Boil these organisms will Increase In number, and, as a conse quence, the percentage of wilted vines and rotted tubers will also Increase until In a few years the soil will be entirely worthless for growing pota toes. Since all of these diseases live over winter on or In the tubers. It Is im perative that seed treatment and seed selection be practiced in order to pre vent a recurrence of the troubles the following year. Thft>, together with the other precautions given, will pre j vont the spre ad of these diseases and j reduce the loss In storage, Net Always Cow's Fault It Is very often as much the fault of the milker, If the cow goes dry, as It is the fault of the cow herself. The way she Is handled and the feed she is given are important factors. mnm mmm F. GOOD TILLING BY EXPLOSION .Experiments Have Proved That Young Trees Grow More Rapidly and ! Vigorously by This Method. I It begins to look as If cultivation of) the soil by explosion Is to be one ofl jthe recognized methods of farming In the future, just as locomotion by ex-j [plosion Is already one of the principal! means of getting carried about. < In other wordB, the "explosive plow" ■will become as familiar as the ex plosive engine. An English authority on high ex-, plosives, W. Macnab, points out that 1 this new method of cultivation Is es pecially beneficial to orchards. Instead of digging a hole with the spade ini which to plant a young tree, an exoa vation is made In an instant by ex pioding a cartridge. The size of the cartridge and the depth at which it) E. Is placed depend upon the clrcum stances of the case, large or a small hole is blown, the beneficial effects of the explosion are in the complete shaking up and Assur ing of the soil. This extends far beyond the edges of the excavation, and below its bot tom, so that fresh supplies of chemi cal food are brought within reach of the roots of the tree. But whether a Experiments have proved that young trees planted in ground prepared by explosion grew much more rapidly and vigorously than others planted In the usual way, and begin to bear fruit sooner. Old exhausted orchards may be re-, invigorated by the use of explosives. In some cases small cartridges are ex-j ploded under the roots of the trees, and in other cases larger cartridges, buried three or more feet deep, are exploded midway between trees standi ing 15 feet apart. The result Is to loosen the soil without injuring thei trees. HARM BY APPLE TREE BORER Thick Whitewashes on Trunk anc$ Limbs Act as Repellent Against Female. The flat-head borer is a very de structive pest It is a conservative eat timate that 50 per cent of healthy and I properly planted trees which die soon after setting out, are killed by the j larvae of these small, active, copper colored beetles. most every variety are attacked, es pecially if set out near woodlands con taining oak, which seems to be the favorite host, and from which the borers breed out in large numbers, After these larvae have gained en trance to the tree, no external sprays or applications are satisfactory, and the only course of treatment Is per« sonal attention to each infested tree. Preventive methods are more sue cessful. If a thick coating of some harmless substance is applied to tho Young trees of al \ ■| I I Injury Caused by Flat-Headed Apple Tree Borer. trunks aad larger limbs of young trees, it will act as a repellent against the female desiring to deposit her eggs. Thick whitewash painted or sprayed on the trees acts as good repellent. If the appearance of whitewashed trees Is objectionable, the addition of a little lampblack will tone down the brilliant white to a gray, still leaving the caustic lime unaltered, soap washes are also recommended for this treatment. Thick Gooseberry Pruning. Every spring strong roots are thrown up from the gooeeberry bush and these bear fruit the following season. Tbe old wood must be re moved to make room for the new, or else you will soon have a mass of shoots so crowded that they can bear no fruit It Is not meant that the old wood should be cut every year. Rather select two or three good shoots and let them branch and be the fruit bear ers for some years. Meanwhile re move the most of tbe new growth. Cost of Production. How much has it cost you to pro duce a box of apples T Unless you know the coet of producing a box of fruit you should not find fault with the market price. Common Peach Disease. Leaf curl Is a more or less common disease in all peach-growing regions of the world, and in some places has proved the most destructive of all dis eases. of It PROFESSIONAL CARDS. F. A. WESTON. ARCHITECT. Menu A. L A. I plan anything from bungalows to skyscrapers. Specialty; Unbnrnable Construction. Office, Central Building. DBS. ATHERTON mti ATÄI M'ON Practitioners of Chiropractie and Saaftarlua Treat mends. Chronic Diseases a Specialty. Phone 396. Office 220 4th Are. Bast, Twin Falls, Idaho. DENTISTS. DR. D. BROWN LEWER8, Dentist Specialist in Crown and Bridge Work. Over Varney s Candy Store Outhert Building Telephone 109. TWTN FALLS, IDAHO ATTORNEYS NORTH A STEPHAN Attorneys-at-Law General Practice A Boyd Block Twin Falls, Idahs E. M. WOLFE l.awyer. Office in i. D. Building. Twin Falls Id ah« ASHER B. WILSON, Lawyer. Practice in all courts. Room 14 First National Bank Bldg. Twin Falls, Idaho. Office Phone 96 Residence Phone 659. TAYLOR CUMMINS, A Horney-at-Law. Room 3. Phone 666. Twin Falls Bank & Trust Bldg. Twin Falls. Idaho. PORTER & SMITH, A ttornej s-at-Law. Room No. 8, First Nat. Bank Bldg. f" SWEELEÏ & SWEELEY, Attorneys-at-Law. Will practice In All Courts. TWIN FALLS, Member Twin Falls Commercial Club. IDAHO W. P. Guthrie GUTHRIE & BOWEN Attorneys-at-Law. Offices: Twin Falls Bank and Trust Building A. M. Bowen Twin Falls Idaho J. H. WISE, LAWYER, Ufllce rooms 6 and 7, Twin Falls Bank and Trust Uo. Building, Twin Falls, Idaho. UNDERTAKERS, P. J. GROSSMAN. Successor of U. J. Walker, UNDERTAKER. Open Day & Night. All Calls Respond ed to Promptly. Private Ambulance. Harder Bldg. 230 Second Ave. Last Twin Falls. Idaho. v Phone 110. DRESSMAKING MRS. F. A. WESTON. First Class Dressmaking. At reasonable prices. Central Building. SURVEYORS J. C. PORTERFIELD. C. E. Mining, Hydraulic and Structural Work. LICENSED LAND SURVEYOR Room 13, First National Bank Building Residence Phone 686W FRATERNAL SOCIETIES. M. W. A. CAMP No 10890 lai nd 4th Thursday Ihm Hall M. C. SCRANTON CensuL Telephone No. 369-J. Paul Smith, Clerk Residence Phone 674. 4. G. HULL, Plano Toner 12 years experience In tuning, voicing and action regulating and repairing Office at Rogerson Hotel P. O. Box 674. T Twin Falls Idaho IDAHO SOUTHERN RAILROAD. Train Schedule. Effective May 17. 1914. Dally No. 2. Stations. Daily Nt 1 . 8:30a. m. Lv. .Gooding. .Ar 1:00 p.:V 8:45 a.m. Lv. .Bennett. .Ar 12:35 p. m. 9:06 a.m. Lv..WednelL.Ar 12:25 p.m. 9:20a.m. Lv..Admore..Ar 12:10p.m. 9:36 a.m. Ar. .Jerome. .Lv 11:55 a.m. J. H. RADCIFFE, General Passenger Agent. MILNER * NOATH SIDE RAILROAD. Train Schedule. Effective November 11, 1914. Stations. Dally No. 4. 11:46 a. m. Lv..Milner.. Ar 5:05 a. m. 12:20 p. m. Lv.Churchill.Ar 4:30 p. m. 1 2:30 p. m. Lv.Island.Ar 4:20 p. m. 12:40 p. m. Lv.. .Marlon..Ar 4:10 p. m. 12:50 p. m. Ar. .Oakley. .Lv 4:00 p. m. J. H. RADCL1FFE, General Passenger Agent Dally No. >. •*' SCHEDULE Twin Falls Electric Railroad Leave O. 8. L. Depot 7:30 A. M. 12:10 P. M. 3:40 P, M. Leave Shoshone Falls .k:00 A M. .1:00 P. M .6:00 P. M. Sunday 9:30 A. M. 12:10 P. M. 3:00 P. M. 10:00 A M. 1:00 P. M. 4:00 P. M. Round Trip to Shoshone Fails 4« CENTS 4epL 14, 1914. In effect until further notice.