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Many persons have the idea that
the best thing to do is to ship the
birds as soon after being killed as
possible, while,.in fact, nothing can
oe more hurtful to their sale.
After a Turkey has been dressed, it
should be removed to a cool place
where it can hang for at least ten to
I twelve hours. It should never be dip
ped in water or be allowed to tourh
anything else while tho animal heat
is leaving the body.
Chickens, Ducks and Geese should
be immersed in a tub of water as
soon as all the feathers have been
removed and allowed to remain there
in for an hour or two. This will
I plump them and, in the case of the
I chicken, will make it look bright and
clean by removing the scruff."
After they have remained in the
water some time the
up where they can
Points to be Remembered
Never plump a TuHcey.
Always plump a Chicken, Duck or
Never pack as long as one drop
of water remains on them.
Never pack until all animal heat
When the birds have become thor
oughly cooled, grade them, placing
all second or third quality stuff by
itself. Then give all your attention
to the packing. Attractive appear
ance is half the battle when the time
comes to sell, and cases or barrels
must be packed carefully, if you
wish to insure safe transportation.
Never pack straw or hay between
the birds this is important. A fat
man once said, after having slept
upon a spring bed instead of a mat
tress, that,—"It had designs on him
that were worse than useless,—they
were downright hurtful." So it is
with poultry—every straw leaves its
mark and, when removed from the
barrel, their appearance is 'hurt and
therefore their value.
The best way is to spread a bmch
of clean straw or hay evenly over the
bottom of the box or barrel, over this
a layer of strong paper, then start to
pack. Fill every available space,
protecting the tender skin wherever
possible and when the package is fujl,
spread another sheet of paper ower
he top of the poultry and sottve
straw between it and the lid.
See that the package is strong,
well packed and securely closed, and
you need have no fear of the way
stock will carry.
A barrel is generally preferable &
you can fill it full, for it is easier to
pack and contains much less waste
space than a box, and is also much
easier to handle.
In warm weather always ship by
express. In cold—the freights may
be used, providing you allow plenty
of time for delivery when you are
desirious of reaching the city in time
for a certain market.
Of course, different markets re
quire birds finished in different ways.
For instance, a bird drawn and with
its head and feet removed is demand
ed in Pittsburgh, while the
in Philadelphia would i?ell at several
cents per pound less than the ruling
Therefore, a study of the demands
of your market must be made, but
after you have this information, you
can top the market prices by watch
ing the little things and by master
ing the methods of dressing, cooling
and packing described in these ar
Have it said of you that your ship
ments ^always "top the market.''
THE CURTAIN FRONT POULTRY
With the coming of cold weather
and its effects on laying because of
extra energy birds require to keep
their bodily heat, every poultryman
turns his thoughts to the type of
house that will best keep his birds
CARE of POULTRY
COOLING AND PACKING MAR.
In our last article we dealt with warm and allow them to put some of
the dressing of poultry for market— their energy into egg production.
—a very important subject. How- Where any attempt is made to
ever, it is forced to share honors house fowls in an up-to-date man
with the subjects forming the base ner, some form of the curtain-front
of this article, for poultry that is I house is used more than any other,
packed too soon or packed improper-1 because it is an arrangement that
ly, never reaches the market in a may be applied to almost any kind
desirable condition, regardless of I of house. If constructed along the
how well fattened or how carefully right lines, it supplies the birds with
it has been dressed.
of fresh air
jn the same manner as the Turkey.' peal strongly to those who look upon
This will require from six to ten I a house with the front open at all
hours. I Hmfls as tnn
Allow them to hang until
muscle is rigidly set.
Never allow them to touch each
other or anything that will prevent
the free action of the air around
at all times, vet
plenty of fresh air at all times, yet
eliminates the danger of drafts.
Unlike the fresh-air type, the cur
tain front house is not a fool-proof
house, for the ventilating openings
must be adjusted to meet the varying
weather conditions, and the house
therefore requires' more or less con
stant attention. It often happen.?
that these houses are poorly handled
through ignorance, neglect, or be
cause the owner is not always pres
ent when changes should be mad
With the successful use of houses
of this style depending so much on
the attention given them, it is but
natural that there should be consid
erable variation in results obtained.
However, since the largest and best
are using curtain
fronts to a great extent, it would in
'dicate that they area desirable house
ey should be hung when handled intelligently. The cur
drain thoroughly, tain-front arrangement should ap-
times as too extreme.
The idea of the curtain-front is to
allow a gradual interchange of air
between the inside and outside of the
house, this being made possible by
the porous nature of the cloth used.
In winter, air filters through the mesh
of the cloth, supplying fresh
the building and at the
Nor need you feel
that the use of cloth will make a cold
house, because it has been proven
that cloth affords a'better protection
against cold than glass "windows.
Loosely woven muslin is the best
eldth for the curtain. Cheesecloth is
too porous in severe weather and can
vas would be found too heavy.
are not desirable. Without
I The Home Circle Column
HOME CIRCLE COLUMN
A PICTURE FOR HUSBANDS
Here is a picture which some hus
bands could study with advantage.
Many a man seems to regard these
household duties of the wife as not
to be compared for a moment with
those which engross his attention. He
expects, if business has perplexed or
made him anxious, to have his wife's
sympathy when he comes home at
night, but never imagines that during
the day anything could have accurreid
to trouble that wife. He returns
from his workshop or counting room
soured, perhaps, by some bad bar
gains, annoyed by a stupid workman
or unreasonable employer, morose
from some ill-spoken word, and ex
pects to be received with smiles it
matters not how surly may be his
looks, his wife must be, in dress, in
Pleasant Evening Reveries—A Column
Dedicated to Tired Mothers as They
Join the Home Circle at Evening Tide
Crude Thots from the Editorial Pen
While white material, kept clean,
as it must be to serve its purposea^~
will permit a certain amount of light
Pass through, it has been found
that musliir covered openings alone
glass windows the house would be too
dark for comfort when the front must
The extent to which the front of
the house is taken up with glass and
cloth-covered openings will depend
upon the depth of the building and
there is no set rule for their arrange
ment. You will be pretty nearly
right if you allow one square foot of
glass to each 15 square feet of floor
space in the building and then give
twice as much space to the cloth
openings as to the glass. Except
with a very low building, say under
6 feet, the different windows or ope I
ings should be 2 1-2 to 3 feet above
the floor on the front of the house,
which will allow the winter sunshine
to penetrate well to the rear of the
building. In an extra large, deep
house, it is a good plan to have a few
long, narrow windows above the reg
ular openings on the front, close to
the roof so that more light and sun
shine will reach the rear of the house.
By opening these windows in the
summer the heat in the high point of
the building will find a good outlet.
In using cloth, tack it to a frame,
(1x3 inch stripe will answer,) hing
ing this at the top so that in pleas
ant weather it can be swung up in
side the building and hooked to the
ceiling. With the front opened up in
this way plenty of fresh air will en
ter the building during the day anu
it is only in the coldest and stormiest
weather that the fowls would not be
comfortable with this arrangement.
At night the front of he house is
closed according to the weather, but
don't depend on the cloth openings
for ventilating except when thetem
sperature goes considerably below
the freezing point. In mild winter
weather allow the windows to remain
open a little at night out always
make sure that a draft will not strike
the birds while at roost. Don't build
your houses too shallow for this
shortens the distance between the
roosts and the front openings and
you will then 'have .to keep a closer
watch on your ventilators to guard
against the possibility for a currant
of fresh air striking the birds at
countenance, is words, all sweetness
and amiability. He may have no
pleasant word, may take his place
moodily at his table, but his wife's
words must be affectionate, and his
wife's looks full only of gladness.
What, he thinks, has she to trouble
The tea is dispatched silently, very
likely with somber complaints over
the trials he has had during, the day,
or the closeness of the times and
then the evening paper is taken in
hand and pored over until the very
advertisements are devoured, or the
reader's face is bowed ujion the
crumbled page in sleep. Or if he be
not weary enough for that, he seizes
his hat and rushes for the club room
or reading room, or more probably
for the lounging place where such as
he do congregate there, with the
fragment of cigar in hand and desul
tory talk from his-lips, he lingers
till the noise of the closing of the
shutters warns him to leave. He
goes at last home again, because he
can go nowhere else. Meanwhile the
wife, with a heavy heart and tired
step, got the little ones into bed,
and, as best she could, has worn away
the long hours of the evening in si
lence and loneliness. Should a thought
of his selfishness or injustice cross
the mind of the husband, he resnonds
with ready self-complacency, "I re
quire relaxation, ana must
You are a husbfrtid. Your wife is ab
solutely at your mercy. She may not
have known this when- she became
your wife, but since has been com
pelled to feel it since that eventful
moment. However neglectful, un
kind, cruel or penuriously oppressive
you may be sure she has had no re
dress. To publish her woes to the
public is her disgrace to return you
conduct in kind is only to increase
your injustice to her. It may be that
both your success in life and your
ability to earn food for the children
ib has born to you, depends upon her
skill in hiding from the public your
conduct to her in private. She has
to smile before the world to conceal
the wrongs she has to endure, and
she is compelled,to silence in private
lest these wrongs may be increased.
She has left everything to devoti
herself to you and you have never
indicated your appreciation of her ac
tion. She has planned, toiled and ex
hausted the resources of head and
4iand to minister to your comfort and
advance your interests, but not a
word of gratitude has ever escaped
your lips. She has been confined to
hearth and home all day long, to
piece out your income, to beautify
and bless your home and to bring
forth, to rear and to mould the minds
of your children, but never an en
couraging word has been spoken in
her ears. She has shown by every
thing since she left the tears and
the endearing word, nor given the
gentle touch of affection since the
day she became your wife. You gave
enough of these—aye, too much
when you wooed in order to wed, but
whole life, that ought to have
been in the perpetual bloom of the
month of h£s become a bleached
and the wife has"wept
nature has been starved and
of dry sand.
haS COme t0
weather. Do not run to the those trifling attentions, those little
ouher extreme and use too
glass because this will make
house cold at night, and too warm
in the daytime.
PaSS &>r the lack of
marks of affection, those delicate acts
of appreciation that constitute the
food and life of a woman's soul. A
true woman feeds upon the outward
attentions that come from the heart
of the husband she loves.
Well assorted marriages are essen- F)R. P* U. LABARGE
tial to good homes. This is nature's'
law in the case. To violate it is to
bring swift punishment on the head
of the violators, as well as to bring a
curse upon posterity. The husband!
and wife who are not suited to each
other lead cat and dog lives. Their]
children are unwelcome and grow up
without care. The 'home atmosphere
is not suited to the healthy growth of
virtue and refinement. What is. the
result? A family of ill-natured,
quarrelsome, unrefined children. They
marry and carry to their homes the
same atmosphere and rtfar other fam
ilies like unto the ones in which they
were raised. The wonder is that
there are as many agreeable and cul
tured people in the world as there
It is not a favorable omen to see a
man smoking a cob pipe while his
wife milks the cows.
The Federal Farm
Loan Act Discussion
(Twelve Articles, Article No. 5., by
James E. Boyle)
Easy Payment Plan
The new Act provides for lending
money to farmers largely on the bor
rower's terms. While the mortgage
must run at least five years and not
to exceed forty years, and must be
paid on the installment plan, yet the
farmer chooses the time to run and
the size of the installment.
The amortization plan, as the in
stallment plan is now called, is the
easiest plan for paying off. a debt.
It is also the cheapest plan, for it re
quired less money for interest. Under
the Act, the interest rate cannot ex
ceed six per cent, and the amortiza
tion payments, to meet principal ahd
interest, must be in fixed annual or
semi-annual installments. However,
after five years the mortgage may be
paid off any time. If a farmer bor
rows $1000 at six per cent for ten
years under our present credit sys
tem, he pays back on the loan, prin
cipal and interest, $1600 the annual
interest payment being $60. If he
borrows the same amount at the same
rate under the new Act, he pays back
on the loan, principal and interest,
$1358.70, the annual payment, inter
est and principal being $135.S7. This
makes the amortization plan a little
chfaper, even if we figure to the
farmer interest on tRe use of the
money which the farmer has under
the old system."that is, on the use of
the difference between the two pay
ments of $60 and $135.87. And the
new plan is easier because his annual
payment of $135.87 amortizes (kills
off") the debt at the end of ten years.
But under our present credit method,
after paying $60 a year interest for
ten years, the borrower then faces
the original debt of $1000 and this
may mean foreclosure or renewal of
THE AMORTIZATION PLAN
In paying the interest on a Federal
Farm loan mortgage a part of the
principal must be paid each time so
that when the last interest payment
is made the principal is also paid.
This is called amortization. It is
based on the principle that a loan
should be so invested as to earn more
than the interest.
Thursday,. December 21, 1916.
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Physician and Surgeon
Office in Union Block over First Na
Phone 38-2 Williston, N. D.
E. J. HAGAN
Physician and Surgeon
Night and ky calls promptly answer
ed. Glasses properly fitted.
O. E. DISTAD
Physician and Surgeon
Office in Union Block over Bos toast
store. Day and night calta promptly*
Office Phone 327-2 Res. 327-^
B. Sc. M. D.
Office Union Block
Phone 57 for night and day calls
Williston. N. D.
Williston's Honeer Chiropractor
Saykally Building, Main Street
Williston Worth Dakota
w. E. TRAINOR, M. O.
Practice Limited to
J£ye, l£ar, Nose and Throat
Kooms 8 and Graphic Block
Williston, N. D.
Yeterinary Surgeon and Dentist
Hospital in Connection
Phone 341 Williston, N. IX
Office over Greengard's store
in Heffernan block.
Office phone 269. Residence 364 blu*
Assistant State Veterinarian
Phone 379 Red Williston, N. D.
Veterinary and Auctioneer
l.ay, North Dakota
McKillip Veterinary College. Jons*
National School of Auctioneering.
A j. ARSENAULT
State Licensed Embalmr
Funeral Director—Funeral Supplies
Office Ellithorpe Bldg., 427 N. Main £t»
Office Phone 126 Res. Phone 426
Carpenter and Contractor
Small jobs a specialty. Storm houses*
Sheds, putting o.. storm windows.
Short order work of all kinds.
Phone 158 Williston, N. D-
THOMAS M. COONEY
Attorney At Law
Williston, North Dakota
Heffernan Block. Phone No. 4$
WILLIAM G. OWENS
Office over First National
Williston, North Dakota.
MURPHY & METZGER
Phone 12, 135 Main St.- Upion Block.
Williston, North Dakota.
Office Rawson Block. Phone No.—
Office 76, Residence 372.
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Meet every Tuesday evenings
at 8:00 o'clock sharp, in Odd Fellow*
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Guttering, Spouting and Metal
Furnace Work Promptly Attended
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Treas. Chas. Newell, Secy.
Tennessee is taking steps to stop
the spread of consumption in her
penetentiary. The disease had be
come quite prevalent and was con
tracted by new prisoners from the
NO DRUGS NO SURGERY
G. THEO. STRAND
FRANCTS B. STRAND
Licensed Drs. of Chiropractic
If you are sick and have tried every^
thing and did not receive help try
Chiropractic (spinal adjustments) and
get well. Consultation and Spinal
Analysis Free. Over Graphic Bldg.
Phone 455, Williston, N. Dakota.