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POULTRY AND BEES.
WHAT READERS WANT TO KNOW. By Uncle Jo. I.—HOW TO GET RID OF CHIG GERS. Mr. “G. A. G.” writes and asks how to rid his chickens and farm of chiggers; they are on his chickens, in the hen house and under his buildings, and his “chickens don’t half lay nor the eggs half hatch.” Well, I don’t wonder; chickens tor mented with these pests cannot do their best. Spray the hen house with kerosene emulsion, dip all the fowls in the same solution, and then if you are a busy man place a shallow pan, like a tin plate, filled with kero sene and hang straps of cloth satu rated with kerosene over the open ing through which the hens gain access to the house. The pie plate should be on the ground. The fowls passing in and out will keep them selves well greased and the chiggers will soon leave. To rid the buildings, take a gun shell, remove the shot, and fire two or three blank cartridges under the building, the concussion will do the work. II.—A REMEDY FOR MITES. Mr. R. L. C. wants a remedy for mites; also wants to know if a poul try yard would pay, and how many hens to start with, and any other in formation along this line. The very quickest way to get rid of mites is to buy a gallon of creo sote stain, costing 25 or 30 cents and paint the house with it. Three ap plications in a season should keep the “critters” down. 111.—DO HENS PAY? Yes, there’s money in hens, in fact, there is money in ’most every thing, if one geea the right way about getting it out. In your coun ty, with an ideal climate, a man with a little money and gumption enough to get in out of the rain can make a good living with 300 hens. Now, mind, not the first or second or, per haps, the third year, but it will come “as sure as krout,” if one sticks at If and IIRpr f ha hrain tha I nrH an. dowed him with. Hens are quoted on the Charlotte market at 12V4c. and fryers and 18c. per pound. A B. P. Itock hen, weighing, as it should 7 V& or 8 pounds would bring $1, and a 2^-pound fryer, 50c. Yes, there is money in hens, more, in fact, than there is in beef cattle. If you start this fall, go slow at first until you have learned the business. Nearly all the failures in the poultry business have been by men with more money to start with than was good for them. Went at It with a whoop, and, hurrah! with hundreds of hens, hired help and new-fangled notions or systems, that no one could understand—and in two years the plant is abandoned. IV.—A REMEDY FOR CHOLERA. Mrs. D. E. P. sends me the follow ing cure for cholera and llmberneck. If you try this remedy be very care ful to use a very small quantity of bluestone as it is poisonous. ‘‘I have often seen remedies for these diseases, but have never seen bluestone mentioned. That will cure nearly every case if given in time. I have cured many when they could not eat, only by putting It in their mouth. Give them very small pills each day until better, keep it in their drinking water.” V.—AN UNUSUAL EGO. Mr. D. H. B. want* to know If “Uncle Jo” lias a hen like one of hi*. This particular hen, one day recent ly, laid a double egg. That is not a double yolk, but a complete egg inside another. No, I have no such hens. The one complete egg Inside the other, while not a common occur rence, has been reported two or three times each laying season from various parts of the country. Lice, mite* and chickens cannot thrive in the same quarters. Cleanliness In the poultry yard Is next to success. all Shiws! ^ you want ltedll for bro(H,nB gUK.k f oj our stock u id tret prices bef re you buy else older stock fur sale. Part of the yountr stock Is airily in lartre nuantili hi. and reet in the main ffom wo'th more. We didn't want to handle cull stuff: efore, o r stock is trood and we are p oud of It, int or acrup e We wish you could see the birds at leal with us strain. Ife, Proprietor, Rogersville, Tennessee. UEK KEEPING FOR FARMERS. XVII.—More Answers to Queries. A correspondent at Waynesboro, MisB., thinks of going into the busi ness of bee keeping next winter aud desires Information. The winter is not a good time to begin. It is bet ter to start at the time of fruit blooms in the spring when tho bees can get a good living. It is also better to buy your bees after they have passed through the winter. Then if you pick out a strong colony you may know that it will be all right. “Where can I best inform my self?” this correspondent also asks. By referring to all the back numbers of The Progressive Farmer and Ga zette which contain articles on “Bee Keeping for Farmers.” When in formation is not given in these arti cles, reference is made to books and periodicals where it can bo found. If you haven’t the back numbers, send 25 cents to the publishers and get them. The same answer applies to requests for address of dealers in supplies and bee keepers' guides. A Mississippi Arm recently advertised in this paper offering to send the A. I. Hoot Co.’s supplies. Look it up. Also visit other bee keepers, and from them and through your bee manual and bee journal get all the information you can so as to be fully ready to begin work next spring. Some keepers want to know about marketing their honey. If you are going to retail your product in small quantities, it may be well to begin selling as soon as the sections or frames nro full and the honey capped over. Tho honey will not be well ripened, but, as it is to be consumed at once, this makes no great differ ence and by getting into market ear ly with new honey tho price will be higher. If you are going to store or ship your honey in large quantities, you will do better to leave it with the bees till late in the fall so they may fully ripen the whole mass and insure its keeping qualities, for un ripe honey is very apt to ferment and spoil if kept on hand for some time. 1 once allowed some honey to remain on the hive all winter and took the super off next spring after the beee had begun to store a fresh supply in the uncapped cells. Tho result was that It fermented and soured. T. C. KAHNS. Powell Station, Tenn. TWO-MINUTE HEALTH TALKS. WHAT MEDICAL SCIENCE TEACHES ABOUT DRINKING View* of Leading American IH>ct»in» n* to Effect* of WhUkey on Health—Summary of Evidence by Hr. li. S. William*. PERHAPS the most startling in dictment of alcoholic drinks ever made was that registered against them by a convention of emi nent doctors and scientists meeting in Washington City not long ago as "The American Society for the Study of Alcoholic and Drug Narcotics." With remarkable unanimity they de clared that the old Ideas of whiskey as a medicine have been exploded; that its use in tho treatment of dis ease must be almost wholly aban doned. It brings out bidden weak nesses and develops latent maladies; it is especially dangerous when used by persons suffering from any nerv ous weakness, "and by lowering tho vitality and destroying the combative forces of the blood" it makes it hard er to resist all kinds of disease. Superintendent Uurton of the Ster ling-Worth Sanitarium, declared that "the use of Bplrlts Is followed by shortened life, increasing [prema ture] age, and diminished vitality, alcohol in any form can never pro long life,” while Dr. U. C. Keister, of the Roauoke Home Sanitarium, de clares: ‘‘Theories held a few years ago as correct are now found to bo erro neous. Alcohol, like every other drug In common use, is found by science to be useless except us a narcotic.Alcohol as a beverage 1b a relic of burbarous times.” Dr. Henry O. Marcy, ex-I’resldcnt of the American Medical Association, laid especial emphasis on the use of whiskey hb a cause of degeneracy ‘‘among the colored and Illiterate classes of the South,” and a number of eminent doctors joined In urging the necessity of providing hospitals for the especial treatment or inebri ates and drunkards. Dr. H. J. Ach ard, a tuberculosis specialist, especi ally attacked the old Idea of whiskey being useful In lung trouble, and re ported statistics showing that of sus pected consumptives treated with al cohol, 90 per cent died, while of those treated without alcohol, only 25 per cent died. ‘‘In some cases the direct action of alcohol predisposes and en courages tuberculosis," he declared. Similarly, Dr. Henry Smith Wll Hams, ono of the best known Ameri can authorities on the effects of alco hol. after examining all tho available evidence, both from American and Kuropeau countries, presents the fol lovtlng ns his deliberate conclusions: "So 1 am bound to believe, on the evidence, that If you tako alcohol habitually. In any quantity whatever, it is to some extent a menace to you. 1 am bound to believe, in the light of what science has revealed: (11 "That you are tangibly threat ening the physical structures of your stomach, >our liver, your kidneys, your heart, your blood vessels, your nerves, your brain. (2) "That you aro unequivocally decreasing your capacity for work In any field, bo It physical. Intellectual, or artistic. (3) "That yoti aro In some meas ure lowering the grade of your mind, dulling your higher esthetic sense, and taking the finer edge off your morals. (4) "That you are distinctly less ening your chnnces of maintaining health and attaining longevity. (5) "That you are entailing upon your descendant! yet unborn a bond of incalculable misery." N. L. WILLET SEED CO., Al'Gt'NTA, GA. Lookout Mountain Potatoes—4 car*. Vetches an<l Crimson Clover* 1 car lot importer*. Velvet Leans, Cowpens, Peanuts, Japanese Millet, Sorghums, Hur clover*. -Large Jobbers. Get prices. State uinount* wanted. Low Excursion Rates TO California, Washington, Oregon and llrilInIi Columbia. For Information a* to <lu(e* of sale, limit*, atopovera, routes, alr«‘ping rnr reservations, Nctiedulee, etc., apply, H. It. WESTON. A. S. HAINES. Local Agout. D. P. A., Juckaou, Ml*s. JNO. A. SCOTT. A. O. P. A.. Memphis, Teuu. BP PflPKQ 20 PULLETS; 15 OCKERELS ■ '■ at $100 each. Hatched in February and from a fine strain. Write at once. MRS. R. WADE NEWELL, - Newellton. La. WHITE S. C. ORPINGTONS On account of removal I am compelled to dis pose of my high-grade exhibition quality of Single Comb White Orpingtons at low prices. R. R. ROBERTS. • Canton, Miss, S. C WHITE LEGHORNS With Quality; also a Record. D. T. SIHPSiiW, - . Terry, Miss. WILL SELL CR EXCHANGE 10 Black Sumatra Game Hena and one Co- k for Barred Plymouth Rocks or any other large breed. Addr, ss. N. K. FARR, - - Hamburg, Miss. Flora Poultry Farm 8. C. Rhode /aloud Rods; Incubator Eggs $6.00 per 100; Incubator Chicks $6.00 per 60. $9.00 per hatch of 76 to 96. Eggs for balance of season : First yard. S2.no per 16. $8.60 par 80; second yard. $L26 per 16, $2.00 per 80. _E A. DOWNS. Flora. Miss. BARREN ROCKS This season I W WYANDOTTE COCKERELS have 600 of COCKEttfLS AND PULLETS the finest AND HI 1>TS birds in my yards I have ever seen If you want something aa fine as is in the South to head >our fl,» k send your orders to me. I Guarantee satis fee-ion to ail As to my honesty refer you to any business man In the town of Terry. E. H. Birdsong, - - - Terry, Miss. White Wyandottes and S. C. White Leghorns Am offering my breeders at a sacrifice in order to make room for 2,00 young chicks also Egg* from best stock in the So-.th at prices no higher than eggs from inferior stock. Let me pay toe pottage on a hands- me ra’a'ogue to you. W. C. TAYLOR, 815 Capitol St., : Jackson, Miss. BOSS COMB KBODL ISLAND HKDS-Hr+d to BfWtJWtioh and **au.—i£0 choice Hens for quick aale. Fresh Eggs, f 1 50 per 16; UM per 46. Satisfaction guaranteed. Write us. ► J* MARSH ALL*. Georgetown. Copiah Co., Mias. Barrad aad Batf Plymouth hock Single Comb Biowo Logbaro Eggs. $1.60 for 16; $3.50 for 60. Old stock for sale cheap. F. II BREWER. Crystal Springs, Miss. SINGLE . You “» «et eggs now from Am bhmm aeraon'a I hi.mpton ut great" rnup )y reduced prices In lots of 100 for incubator use from 16.00 to $10.00. n„/\r>r Py«lh.e Bett‘n* of 15 eiOfa from $1 60 RHODE 5° ®5.00 Two excellent cockerels f°r sale at reasonable prices My ICI Akin nfw ca“*'*ue Is free Get one. it gives full information, matings D_ winnings. REDS E. F. ANDERSON. _ Q in ton, . Mississippi. Gat Your S. C. Rbidt Island Rids In lime Befo • thi and the F.11 Shows you will d > well to learn qualit where. We have hundreds o 1910 stock and some from eggs costing us from 20c to 5 c per egg m some thirty odd birds, costing us $327.(0. but were or to have to advertise arid 'ecommend a $ch. Thei and are if lad we can adv* rtise it as mo d without hi h me. D«ral with us once and you'll be pleased to < Clinchfield .Poultry, Yarils Geo. L. Wo