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CURING MEAT 01 THE F FRENCH RUSH HEAVY GUNS TO STRENGTHEN YSER POSITIONS Drives Away Fever. An eminent Spanish scientist has mado the recent discovery that tho sunflower yields n splendid febrlfueo tli at can be used as a substitute for quinine. Accordingly, tho BunQowor should not only, by Us growing, exert great fever-dlspelllng effect, but also yield a pioduct which Is used advan tageously in all fevers. We give any Society holding "Safe" Half receipts Selling Cigars STANDARD CIGAR CO. Lancaster, Pennsylvania BALD HEADS Useful Recipes for the Economical Preservation of Beef and Pork. The best way to eat meat Is to oat it while fresh, for thcro Is no way of preserving it that will retain all the nutrition and all tho flavor. It is, nev ertheless, frequently dcslrablo to euro Wasps Capture Flies. Wasps prey on flies a fact which Is well known in Italy. On any sum mer or early autumn day In tho Tus can country parts, when the luncheon table Is blackened by flics, one may seo a wasp sail In at the open win dow, select a fly, roll It over, curl It up and carry It out Into the sunshine and soon return for another. , , A thing o( the past! The shrewd nun wears a Malson THus pcrfiet httintf 'Coupe. Agent every where. Hill information anil measuring blanks on request. Mnknn Titnc1S12 i'.ucud aVe., iviaison 1 iLUScmvcLAND, 0mb meat at home, and thero is no reason J ARM If y tl ft j k IV , f " , why this can not bo done satisfactorily and economically. Salt, sugar or mo lasses, baking soda and a llttlo salt peter are tho only ingredients neces sary. Ordinarily tho curing of meat should be begun from 24 to 3G hours after tho animal is slaughtered. Tills al lows sufficient tlmo for tho animal heat to leave tho meat entirely, but not sufficient to permit decay to sot In. Once tho meat la tainted no amount of preservatives will bring back its proper flavor. On tho othor hand, if salt is applied too soon ob-, noxious gases will bo retained and the meat will possess an offensive odor. It is also impossible to obtain good results when tho mcatNis frozen. Three useful recipes for popular forms of cured meats are given below. The only equipment necessary for them are tho ingredients already men tioned and clean hardwood barrel, or a large stone jar or crock. In consid ering these recipes it is well to re member that, on tho whole, brine cured meats are best for farm use. They are less trouble to prepare and the brine affords better protection against insects and vermin. A cool, moist cellar is the best place for brino curing. The cellar should be dark and tight enough to prevent files and ver min. CORKED REEF The pieces com monly used for corning are the plate, rump, cross ribs and brisket, or in other words the cheaper cuts of meat. The loin, ribs and other fancy cuts are more often used fresh, and since there is more or less waste of nutri ents in corning this is well. The pieces for corning should be cut into convenient sized joints, say five or six inches square. It should be the aim to cut them all about the same thickness, so that they will make an even layer In the barrel. Meat from fat animals makes choicer corned beef than that from poor animals. When the meat Is thor oughly cooled it should be corned as soon as possible, as any decay In the meat Is likely to spoil tho brine during the corning process. Under no cir cumstances should the meat be brined while It is frozen. Weigh out tho meat and allow S pounds of salt to each 100 pounds; sprinkle a layer of salt one quarter of an inch in deptli over the bottom of tho barrel; pack in as closely as possible the cuts of meat, making a layer 5 or G inches In thick ness; then put on a-layer of salt, fol lowing that with another layer of meat; repeat until the meat and salt have all been packed in tho barrel, care being used to reserve salt enough for a good layer over the top. After the package has stood over night add for every 100 pounds of meat 4 pounds of sugar, 2 ounces of baking soda, and 4 ounces of saltpeter dissolved in a gallon of tepid water. Three gallons more of water should be sufficient to cover this quantity. In case more or less than 100 pounds of meat is to be corned mako tho brine in the propor tion given. A loose board cover, weighted down witli a heavy stone or piece of iron, should be put on the meat to keep all of it under the brine. In case any should project rust would start and the brine would spoil in a short time. It is not necessary to boil tho brine except in warm weather. If tho meat has been corned during the winter and must bo kept into-tlio summer season it would be well to watch tho brine closely during the spring, ns it is more likely to spoil at that time than at any other season. If the brino appears to be ropy or does not drip freely from tho linger when immersed and lifted it should bo turned off and now brine added, nfter carefully washing the meat. Tho susar or molasses in the brine has a tendency to ferment, and unless the brine is kept in a cool'place there is sometimes trouble from this Eourco. Tho meat should be kept in tho brine 28 to 40 days to securo thor ough c'ornlng. DRIED BEEF Tho round is com monly used for dried beef, tho inside of the thigh being considered as tho choicest piece, as it is slightly moro tender than 'tho outside of tho round,. The round should bo cut lengthwlso of the grain of tho meat in preparing for dried beef, so that tho muscle fibers may bo cut crosswise when tho dried beef is sliced for table use. A tight jar or cask is necessary for cur ing. Tho process is,ns follows: To each 100 pounds of meat weiGh out 5 pounds of salt, 3 pounds of granulated sugar, and 2 ounces of saltpeter; mix thoroughly together. Hub tho meat on all surfaces with a UUril of the mix ture and pack it in the jars ns tightly as possible. Allow it to remain three days, wheu It should bo removed and rubbed again with another third of tho mixture. In repacking put at tho bot tom the pieces that were on top tho first time. Let stand for threo days, when they should ho removed and rubbed with the remaining third'ol tho mixture and allowed to stand threo days more. The moat is then ready to bo removed from tho pickle. Tho liquid forming in tho Jars'Bhould not bo removed, but. tho meat shoud bo repacked in the liquid each tlmo. After being removed from tho plcklo tho nieaf sh6uld"bb sTiVokod'tina'TiunK" in a dry attic or near the kitchen Are I where tho water will evaporato from StMofrwoeotmmtaBaoft. Two of the huge guns being used with such telling effect by the French are shown being hauled along tho Teer canal fb reply to tho German artillery attacks. At the beginning of the war the German guns were de cidedly superior to those of the allies. This superiority has now been fully overcome. it. It may bo used at any tlmo after smoking, although tho longer it hangs in the dry atmosphere the drier it will get. Tho drier the climate in general tho moro easily meats can be dried. In arid regions good dried meat can be made by exposing it fresh to the air, with protection from flies. PLAIN SALT PORK Rub each piece of meat with common salt and pack closely in a barrel. Let Btand over night. The next day weigh out 10 pounds of salt and 2 ounces of salt peter to each 100 pounds of meat and dissolve In 4 gallons of boiling water. Pour-this brine over the meat when cold, cover and weight down to keep it under the brine Meat will pack best if cut into pleura about G inches square. The pork should be kept In tho brine till used. SUGAR-CURED HAMS AKD BA CON When tho meat is colled rub each pieco with salt and allow it to drain over night. Then pack it in a barrel with the hams and shoulders in the bottom, using- the strips of ba con to fill In between or to put on top. Weigh out for each 100 pounds of meat S pounds of salt, 2 pounds of brown sugar and 2 ounces of saltpeter. Dis solve all In 4 gallons of water, and cover tho meat with the brine. For summer use it will be safest to boil the brine before using. In that case it should be thoroughly cooled before it is used. For winter curing it is not necessary to boll the brine. Bacon strips should remain in this brine four to six weeks; hams six to eight weeks. This is a standard recipe and has given the best of satisfaction. Hams and bacon cured in the spring will keep right through the summer after they are smoked. The meat will be sweet and palatable if it is properly smoked, and the flavor will he very good. of "Commercial Turkestan Alfalfa Seed." Specialists of the department have been investigating the comparative merits of different kinds of alfalfa seeds, and have reached the conclu sion that there Is nothing to recom mend the Turkestan variety for gen eral use in this country. It is, they say, particularly unsuited to tho hu mid climate of the east, which as a matter of fact uses most of the Tur kestan seed imported into this coun try. Tliis seed is also not sufficiently hardy to warrant it3 general use in the upper Mississippi valley, where hradiness is an important factor. The investigators, however, are careful to distinguish between commercial Tur kestan alfalfa and special strains of hardy alfalfas that have been devel oned from certain introductions of TURKESTAN ALFALFA SEED FOUND INFERIOR The, Commercial Variety Eoth Higher In Price and Poorer In Quality Than Home-Growh Product A warning to alfalfa growers to avoid tho use of commercial Turkes tan seed is contained in Department Bulletin No. 13S, of the U. S. Depart ment of Agriculture, under the tltlo THREE TIMES HERO ON THE BATTLEFIELD rNi'' - On Oatwa Ort&at-r& o& Corporal Homes, V. C. Corporal Holmes of the British army has been decorated with the much coveted Victoria Cros3 for a series of brave deeds on the battle field in France. He has been pre sented with a purse of gold contain ing over ?1,000, and is hailed in Eng land as one of the war's greatest heroes. "BOOSTERS CLUB" GOOD THING FOR THESE BOYS AND THEIR TOWN; A POPULAR CLUB Doosters club officers. Left to right, top: Harry Johnson, chief of police, and Robert Conlclin, becretary; bottom, William Hoaglin, yice presi dent ; Jack Bedient, mayor, and Donald 1'crrcll, treasurer. Qne of, tho most popular organizationsJn the Michigan town of Albion is'tlic Young Boosters club, composed of sixtj boys whose agesrange from nine to twelve years. Clean living, clean sports and the propagation of a , good citizenship spirit" form, tho-purposo of tho club. Meetings ore held weekly and business sessions are conducted under strict parliamentary rules. Music and games follow the business sessions. (T seed from Turkestan. Valuable vari eties of alfalfas unquestionably exist in central Asia, but these are at pres ent only fitted for uso in experimental work in breeding.. At tho present tlmo approximately one-fifth of die alfalfa seed used in the United States is Imported. Of thl3 quantity, practically all 95 per cent in the last twelve months comes from Russian Turkestan. In the Eu ropean market commercial Turkestan is the cheapest seed available; in this country its wholesale price is less than that of domestic seed. Vn spite of this fa'ct, however, a mis taken belief in its superior qualities lias resulted in raising its mail price to a point frequently above that of domestic seed. No such preference is shown in the alfalfa growing regions of Europe. There French seed is com. monly considered the best, with Ital ian ranking next, and Turkestan last. Under these circumstances very llttlo Fronch and Italian seed finds its way to the United States, the bulk of the importations being, as already stated, the cheap commercial Turkestan. Fortunately, growers who wish to avoid tliis variety can readily Identify it by the presence of Russian knap weed seeds. These seeds have not been found anywhere except in com mercial Turkestan seed, and here they are practically always present. Rus sian knapweed is in some ways similar to quack grass, Johnson grass and Canada thistle, spreading by seeds and underground rootstocks. The seeds are slightly larger than those of alfalfa and can not all be removed by any practicable method of maehinp cleaning. Their chalky white color makes them especially conspicuous, and their symmetrical form, slightly wedce shaped, distinguishes them from the notched seed of other spe cies often found in varieties of alfalfa from other sections. The knapweed seeds, however, are not usually found In largo quantities, and any lot of al falfa should therefore be examined in bulk. The examination of small sam ples is not sufficient to show whether the alfalfa comes from Turkestan or not. Kansas Gets 250,000 Trees From the Agricultural College A quarter of a nlllllon young trees have been shipped by the forestry de partment of the Kansas Slate Agricul tural College in ten days. Of Chinese arbor vitaw trees alone 150,000 have boon sent out. Other kinds for which there ha3 been a heavy demand aro tho catalpa, of which 50,000 have been shipped, and honey locust, which has a ten days total of 20,000. Tho de mand from Kansas farmers for young trees, says State Forester C. A.' Scott, is greater than ever before, while weather conditions are, thoroughly fa vorable for excellent, growth. High Record for Balloons. The record of altitude in aeronau tics has been attained by Slg. Placen zn and Lieut. Mina, in an ascension made from Milan, says the Scientific American, Their great spherical bal loon, tho Albatross, carried 2,600 pounds of ballast at the start and reached an elovation of 38,700 feet, or more than seven miles. The aero nauts experienced a temperature of 25.6 degrees Fahrenl eit, and landed near Milan three and one-half hours after they started. Unquestionable Probity. 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