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PROFITABLE POULTRY FOR N. D. FARMERS
0» W. Dynes of the A. C. Poultry Department Presents Some
Very Profitable Hints to the Delegates at the
Tri-State Convention.
Turing for his subject a topic which
la becoming of great Importance lo
the farmers of 'in state, O. W.
Djrnes, s»i-9rlnteti'!i 11! of poultry at
the J*, u., addressed the TrI State
CJrala and Stock Growers' convention
recently oil "Profitable Poultry ltais
tog for the North Dakota Farmer."
Mr. Dynes' address proved of great
•alue to the farmers in attenfm
•lid is reproduced in full below
"Very few people realize the im
portance of the poultry industry of
our country as a factor in the produc
tion of national wealth. Secretary
"Wilson estimates the value of the
poultry products nf the United Slates
for 1907 at ftitMi.OOj.OOO. Tins is great
er than the total value of the lumber
production of our country. Sioo.noo.-
is cited simply to show
litiejs of careful selection,
.ddition the North Dakota
he-i n tin. right kind of feed
end .:. i cut and management a
large i-.er rse her yearly record
would und ii u l'\ folio v.
"Successful eg produr .•, wit!'
poult ykee er is largely •,.! .• n
lour main factor#, i. e tirst. Housing:
second, Feeling third, the Stock:
fourth. General M: nagement,
i Kojsing.
Ki.: I o, Hotue Recoin:ii -ide
one sty In if poultry house can rec
omtnendeil as best for our climatic
condi'ions iu the Northwest. We are
•working on this problem now ori the
espe'inient Nation, where we have at
tempted to- demonstrate the effeet on
egg production when heas are kept in
a warm house as compared to hens
housed in a relatively cold building.
The remits ire not yet for publica
tion. but orr experience has shown
that warmly built poultry houses are
not e.iscrtial lo good egg production.
If you i re building a poultry house
don't build it as warm as you would
j'O'T cut e or hor e barn and don't
ttse artiPci 1 heat. Select a well
dreim (1 s'te on which to build your
houf-e with a south expos ire to the
Tens. Give your birds approximately
about fire qua re feet ef door space
rnd th'rty cubic feet of air space per
fowl. Ti e s'yle of architecture whie'i
you vse is rot a material considera
tion 1f the three cardinal principles
ft S ieceisful o'.iltry bousing an' well
understood. Tl e.-se are. flr.,t. Adequate
l.ighi: second, Proper Temperature
third. fo Ventilation.
1 UT t—Plenty of sunlight is highly
,-entii.l to the best health of th
fowls an 1 an abundance of this should
to the best, health of the fowls. At
the experiment station we have found
that a temperature of about 40 deg.
Fahr. during the day give the bent re
subs, while at night it is allowed to
Irop to the freezing point. The tem
perature of the house is largely adjust
ed by 'ans of the windows, the reg
ular ventilators proving inadequate
tor the purpose.
"Ventilation—Fresh air is more im
portant than warmth in the poultry
house. Warm, Ill-ventilated houses
produce enervation in the fowls and a
consequent la k of egg production. No
system of ventilition will be found
sai i-'factrry in a frost proof hen house
if oat the use of the windows as an
The windows fhoul be so con
tint t':ey cm be easily open
i ".si e ia'ly during sunny days or
*i•' miller nights of winter. Co! 1
i ii smusr be avoided, however. The
000 more than the wheat crop and use cf a cio:h frame curtain will pre
over three times the value of the total vent troul le of this sort, and on the
dairy products during the same year.
To give you mmicihin of an Iden of
the magnitude of the poultry inter
ests in the I'nited States, it has been
estimated that it wout& take a freight
train of ordinary firs l.o mites in
length to carry the egg crop of 19«r.
Restricting ourselves to our home
State, it surprises us to find that a
conservative estimate of the farm
value of eggs and poultry during the
year 1 '.•05 was over S2.000.»0i». This
sum is sufficient!-/ larse to pay one
fourth of the yearly farm help bill of
North Dakota.
"In discussing profit in poultry
farming. I wish to confine myself to
the problem of egg production. While
the sale of market poultry assists
station i-o. Itry plant we have found
this n splendid adjunct to our system
of ventllrH'oa. Either muslin, burlap
or ducking may be use I for this pur
I ose. We use a ta:i ounce duck cloth
rnd o far lis winter the windows
ve teen 1 e :t open both day and
niiht. The windows are arranged in
piirs. two windows to each pen, and
the cloth frame is placed on each al
terrate wind,ow. Some of the sunlight
has le=n shut off, but it has given
Letter ventilation and a house fr^
from dampness and uisagresable
odors. Of there tfcive factors which
the poultry run nn ,t to a ce t.iin e::
tent tontrj\ viz., Light, Temperature
and Ventilation, the problem of fresh
air is :he most vexing. Tiie use of
very materially in adding to the in cloth curtains and an intelligent man
come of the poultryman. yet the lim ateu ent of the windows is the best
Ited time I am allowed to speak for- solution yet offered.
bids any discussion of this particular Feeding Laying Hens.
phase of the subject. The poultry
fancier also has his legitimate field
of work and should receive eneotir-'
•gement, and I hope ilia* no farmer
will go away from this convention
without first visiting the poultry show
held in the building across the street.1
In my discussion, therefore. I will
leave out of consideration the grow
ing of marketable poultry and raising
fowls for exhibition ami breeding pur
Held of egg production. That there
is room for improvement in increased
egg yields.among the poultry flocks of
North Dakota cannot be questioned.
The average North Dakota hen lays
about sixty eggs a year. A knowl
edge of the means to increase that
yearly average should be the aim ot
every poultry raiser. This past year
the poorest laying hen in a pen of
twenty birds at the North Dakota Ex
periment station laid seventy-thiv
eggs in 3tJ.j consecutive days. The
lien with the highest record in the
came pen had 214 eggs to her credit.
This
the
end
"Tin re re three general classes of
foods which fowls should have if the
best results are to be obtained. Taese
i are. tirst. grain feeds second, animal
food, and third, green food.
I "Grain Feeds—All of the well known
I cereals with t'he possible exception of
flax make good feeds fer poultry
Wheat is probably the best single
i grain feed, leaving cost out of con
sideration, we have, as it contains the
nutrients in a better balanced form
than the other grains. In wheat rais
ing districts it can well form one-half
the daily ration of hens. Corn is next
in value and importance as a food for
1 poultry. It is a cheaper feed than
wheat, tut it is too fattening unless
I fed with some care. It should be
ground or cracked for chicks but can
i %vhole to older birds. Fowls do
i: take readily to oats but it makes
is ry de?irable food if fed as a sup-
1
plement to corn. Barley is not as pal
atable grain for hens as the grains we
i have just mentioned, but when ground
i ood food for all classes of
'it'
i:..-ii Foods—AH fowls crave an
ijnal loo I of some sort and it must be
used to supplement the grain ration
if good result sare to be expected.
There are several forms in which this
may be supp'ied. The commercial
article called %eef scraps and green
I cut bone are in most common use.
While green cut one Is probably su
perior to beef scraps for actual feed
ittg is concerned, yet the dittculty of
I securing it, the labor involved in cut
ting the bone and the fact that it
i spoils easily does not make it a very
I satisfactory fee I. Skim milk is an
i excellent piotein food and can be fed
with profit. Kitchen scraps are also
a good source of animal food and
should be saved Mid fed to the hens.
The average flock of laying hens is
fed too little animal food, and while it
may seem an expensive policy to
jjurch se the commercial article, yet
i It will pay in dollars and cents, if used
i in a judicious manner.
"Gr en Feels—Under ordinary farm
I conditions liens lay best during the
Kprinw months when they have tree
ran- e and ple: ty of green food. The
I poultry!- e -per should aim to surround
them with summer conditions as far
i as possible in the winter months.
'•While i erh ps he cannot allow them
irte vrge he may at least supply in
limited quantity's the green food
v. hicli the en raves and which it
must have if the best results are ob
i tained. Clipped lawn grass or short
cut alfalfa, steamed and fed alone or
with a mash wi 1 be found very satis
ry. Any of the vegetables, such
s cabbage, it.mips, beets or man
_i olds, fowls will eat with great relish,
B-v ,1'
be supplied. One square foot of win- poulirynian can duplicate in a meas^
dow- i.ht to len square feet of f.oor i »re summer conditions for hts flock of
space is a safe rule to follow. Sun- fowls.
light seems to act as a tonic to fowls i "l!ow to Feed—The plan of feeding
In winter quarters and proves a great laying hens on the station poultry
btimulsnt to the production of eggs. pH'nt is substantially as follows: In
"Temperature—A wide variation in
the temperature of the poultry house
should be avoided. On sunny days the
temperature will rise quite markedly
and this is likely to prove detrimental
Oss Pleaded Guilty.
Ole Oss appeared before Justice
Flint at l.idgerwood and changed his
plea to guilty and was fined the costs,
amounting to $7. Mr. Oss says he only
41d this because his wife is still very
til and he waivtt! to .ivoid trouble, lie
was charged with violating ordinance
No. IS—assault and battery on the
person of George Karls. who had been
previously fined for whipping Oss' sou.
Mr. Oss Insists that he never struck
Kails
"h.'ral use of green food t.ie
the morning whole wheat is fed in the
deep iitter on the lloor of the peps at
noon a mixture consisting of one part
eac'i of bran, shorts or middlings, corn
meal, linseed meal and beef scraps is
Ran a Funeral Train.
A si ecial funeral train was run to
Devil's Lake from Webster for the
purpose of carrying the remains of
the late Albert Swenson and a large
number of friends of the deceased to
attend the funeral, which took place
at Tevils Lake. The Masonic fraternl
ty took charge of the remains, and
the funeral was conducted from the
Masonic hall. Despite the snow storm
there was a large attendance.
fed In the form of a mash. The green
food, which hag previously been
steamed with hot water, is mixed with
the mash and also fed. At night the
feed consists of oats and corn fed In
the j.en litter as in the morning.
How Much to Feed—No absolute
rule can be laid down as to th%amount
of feed to give laying hens. A plan
which has been very satisfactory with
the station Hock is to feed one pint of
wheat to each pen of twenty hens in
the morning and one pint of oats
with all the corn on the cob they will
eat for the evening feed. At noon
they are given all the ma^h they will
eat up clean. As the gruin is meas
tired out to them and the amount Is
therefore somewhat arbitrary, the
birds are allowed to eat up all they
wi.nt of the mash. The mash thus
acts as a cu'ator on th-.* appetite of
tl:e birds. The fowls are forced to
scratch for the grain feeds thus givins
them the needed exercise, which is
conducive to an active existence. Good
judgment on the part of the fesder
:rn!«--f be used at all times.
Selection of Stcck.
Tre"d selection—No one hreo i of
fowls can be recommended as best for
North Dakota or any particular local
ity v.ithin the ft-.to. And yet. I be
lieve. that the mo profitable farni?rs'
fowl is one of the general purpose type
o a o w a o i n e s o e e
t:vd meat producing qualities. The se
left'on of in" of the varieties of th"
Plymouth Fcck. Wyandotte or Rhode
Island Red breeds will b? found satis
factory. As to thoire of th? particu
lar variety within the hr^ed, inlivi 1
nal tastes differ, but whether the birds
hail e Mc k or white, solid co'.or sd
or ja tic.Io e.1. is net a material con
sideration frrm the standpoint of eco
noir.fcnl production.
'Ccl-vtcn of Breeding Stock—Tht
coni~cn prrctice, as followed in th3
avcr ce frr.ry.rd. of usin^ the entire
fo k :s 1,reeling stock has little to
comr. end it. Eggs from all cf th?
Lird-, rood rnd poor alike, are used
fcr a'ching purposes. T.ie logical re
Eu't cf this practic? is that you bring
the f/.e, we'ght, health and stamina
of tr.e iro?eny down to a level with
ti e average specimen of your flock.
As far as Improvement in the flock is
concerred you remain either at a
staiuUt'll or else deterioration takes
pla'e. l'se no undersized, immature
or rnything but the most healthy
spe.ctiien in the breeding flock. Select
a breed that suits you and above all
don't mix the breeds. If you have a
grade flock and do not care to part
with it use pure-bred males of some
good breed each year and stick to that
breed. Be careful of too close In
breeding, and to the farmer whose
flock runs at large I would advise
against the use of cockerels of his own
breeding or the use of the same males
two years in succession. If these few
simple rules are observed you will
raise better fowls of greater stamina,
better health, larger size and increas
ed fecundity.
General Management.
No flocks of fowls will care for
themselves and produce a profit. The
personal equation enters largely into
the poultry business ami much of the
success of the poultryman depends on
care and attention to details. A de
votion to all phases of t.ie work is
essential to the best success. Piuictu
ality as regards the time of feeding
keeping the house properly ventilated i
and thus having the walls and ceilings
dry at. all times observing a rigid
cleanliness in the pens by placing
dropping boards under the roosts:
using ashes or sand on the dropping
board, thus absorbing all disagree
able odors so detrimental to the
health of closely housed fowls tnese
are some of the essential features of
successful poultry raising. An inva
sion of parasites, such as lice or mitea
must be continually guarded against..
If dust baths are provided and ordi
nary c'eanliness observed the healthy
hen will keep rid of body lice. A
yearly application of germicide on the
whole interior of the house with an
occasional one of kerosene on the
roosts and nests are excellent prevent
ives against lice and mites, in the
carrying out of all of these details the
paramount object of the caretaker
should be to .strive for the best health
and comfort of his fowls. They will
surely repay him in an overflowing
egg basket.
I The rearing of poultry in North
Drkota is a comparatively new in-
1
dustry in a new tate. If it keeps pace
with the o'her industries of the state
It will need a wider dissemination of
Ihe knowledge of better housing, bet
i ter feeding, be iter stock and better
management. The North Dakota State
Poultry association and the farm pa
pers are doing a notable work in ed
ucr.ting their patrons and readers on
more etfclent methods and practices
in growing poultry. Your own Agri
cultural College and Experiment sta
I tion stands ready at all times to do
what it ran in the furtherance of the
poultry interests of the state. As far
ns it lies in our power to do so, any
information or aid will be cheerfully
i given. I trust that In this short au
5 dress you have managed to grasp an
idea of the Importance of this wida
spread industry. 'The need for better.
more workable methods is clea-'v gp
I parent."
The proposition to build an opera
house at Kllendale is meeting with en
couraging responses from the people.
All V.lit $2,000 of the sum required has
been subscribed. A board of direct
ors has been selected and the organ
Izaiion will incorporate under the
name of the Ellendale Commercial
club.
A Mosonie lodge has been organ
ized at Sarles and the first meeting
under the charter has been held. F.
A. Plummer is worshipful master.
Mrs. C. W.
SHE WILL VISIT WILD COUNTRY
For the purixise of studying at close
range the practically unknown bird
and animal life which exists in the
dense forests of tropical South Ameri
ca, C. William P.eebe. curator of birds
in the Bronx Zoological Gardens, New
York and his wife, who Is also a
naturalist and who has accompanied
her husband on previous excursions
into little known lands, have started
on a new expedition which it is ex
pected will result in most important
contributions to existing scientific
knowledge.
The thick jungle In the forest of
British Guiana, which comparatively
few white men have penetrated, will
be the objective of the two travelers.
To reach this Mr. and Mrs. Be?be will
be obliged to ascend for a considerable
distance the Kssequibo'river, one'of
the largest and at the same time one
of the least known of the large rivers
of Northern South America.
With the exception of one English
man, v.-ho went up the river In 1840,
shooting right and left and collecting
the skins of the strange animals he
met with there, no scientist has ever
really explored the Essequlbo, end its
upper branches particularly, which
teem with wonderful tropical life of all
kinds, are virtually unknown. It is to
learn something of these marvels of
uature. as exemplified in the life of the
birds, animals, end reptiles of these
dense South American forest sections,
that Mr. and Mrs. Beebe are about to
undertake their Journey.
Taking passage aboard the steam
ship Korona. of the Quebec line, they
will go directly to Georgetown, the
principal city of British Guiana, where
they will secure the permission of the
governor to go into the interior. Thcdr
next step will he to engage a negro
cook and four South American Indian
guides familiar with tJie Essequibo
jungle. These Indians are numerous in
British Guiana and, although most of
them are in more or less of a wild
state, amd use poisoned arrows, they
ire perfectly friendly to white men
and make very acceptabie guides.
The ascent of the Ess«qulbo will be
made by the two naturalists and ex
plored in a sort of canor-like house or
tent boat. This they have already
practically engaged. It will bf about
five feet wide and from twenty to
twenty-five feet in length. At night
Mr. and Mrs. Beebe will sleep aboard
this narrow craft, while their cook and
the Indians will make themselves com
fortable ashore In hammocks swung
from the trees. The little expedition
will also be equipped with a small ca
noe for paddling up into creeks ami
other small streams.
It is Mr. Beebe's intention to spend
About a month In the Essequibo conn
try. He has not yet formed any def
finite plan as to just how far up the i
little known river he and his wife will
venture, but will be governed, he says,
entirely by circumstances as he finds
them when the actual journey into the
interior is begun.
"If we find a place suitable for mak
ing our observations and study within
a comparatively short distance of the
coast." said he, "we may stop there
and spend practically our whole time
in that vicinity. Again, we may go a
considerable way up the Essequibo."
Both because of the lack of time and
because of the fact that there are
many dangerous rapids in the upper
river which would necessitate their
carrying their boats around them, Mr.
Beebe said he hoped to find a locality
adapted to his purpose further down
stream. The character of British
Touching and Classical.
A reader sends us a touching little
classical poem for which he offers
apologies to the Latiri grammar Just
why he should feel apologetic the lines
bear auipie witness:
"Ihghtibus. outibus In parlorum.
Bovibus kissibus sweeti girlorum
Dadilius heuvilius lonJi smackomm.
Comituis (jiiickibus with a cluborimi
Bovibus gettibus hard! spankorum,
I-andibus nextibus outside doorurn,
Gottibus upilms with a limporum,
Swearibus kissUus girli romorus."
—Clevelan Pi«*r Dealer.
Beebe Will Accompany Her Husband in Studying
Little known Regions of British Guiana.
Guiana was such, the forests approach
ing close to the settlements along the
coast, he added, that he believed h»
would be able to find almost if not
quite as great a variety of bird and an
imal life a few hundred miles up the
river as would be found nearer the
Essequibo's source.
"Our object in making this trip into
the South American forest," said Mr.
Beebe, "will be to study the birds and
animals in their living state in their
native environment. We may bring
home a few live birds, but that will be
i merely incidental to our main purpose,
i which will me to study the habits of the
living things we shall find in this
wonderful tropical country.
"Collecting has been done to death,
but comparatively little progress has
been made toward studying the life
and habits of the birds and other re
markab'.e living things which exist in
this part of South America.
"We shall try to get what light we
can on such problems as those of why
certain birds have certain colorings
and why the toucans have big bills, all
I of which has been a question of evolu
tion."
Mr. Beebe declared he does not con
sider that he will be incurring any
thing worth speaking of in making his
expedition.
"If there was any danger, I wonldn't
be very likely to take my wife with
me." said he.
The two naturalists probably will
return to New "York in about, two
months.
THE AUT hp GARGLING.
Not the Same "t ,.i. as the Process
Usually Followed.
The proper method of gargling is
thus described by a writer In the Med
ical Record:
"The patient (at first under the guid
ance cf the physician) should sit well
back in a chair, take a swallow of
water in the mouth and bend the head
as far back as possible.
"Now he must protrude the tongue
from the mouth (the tip of the tongue
miy be grasped with a handkerchief)
and in this posture with protruding
tongue he must try to swallow the
water. The physician should control
the patient's vain efforts—for it is im
jjosslble to swallow under such condi
tions.
"The patient has the sensation as if
he actually had swallowed the water.
Now he must start to gargle, to ex
bale air slowly. One can see plainly
the bubbling of the fluid to the wide
open phar\nx.
After gargling thus for awhile the
patient is ordered to close ihe mouth
and quickly throw head and body for-'
3*
•telMIIIIIIIIIMlllim 'M»'i"nniiniiiiiTmi!»r«intliiiliiiiuMmMBJ,......,u: ^...r'ni ii.
MRS. CHARLES WILLIAM BEEBE.
ward. Thereby all the ftuM is forced
through the choanoe and nostrils,
washing the throat and nose from be
hind and expelling all the accumula
tions that had been present, with
great force.
"This should be repeated several
times, as the first trial is not always
successful and satisfactory. It Is an
act that must be learned.
"When properly executed the sensa
tion, as the patient will assure you. is
that of great relief not had by any oth
er method. It will be wise for the
practitioner to try the method first on
himself. Kven small children who are
at all clever learn the method readily
and rather enjoy it.
"The method is not by and means a
new one. but as it seems, quite forgot
ten. Some thirty years ago Pror. Ha
gen of Leipsic taught it to his stu
dents. It is well worth reviving."
An Approval of the Idle.
"rcvpry ooay snouia De mane to worn
In this life," remarked the political
economist.
'I don't ajr^p with you," answered
Miss Cayenne "tliere are too many
people who, wlien they try to work,
merely succeed iri getting in the way."
—Washington Star.
Simple Enough.
"What constitutes a state?"
"A governor, two senators, a pro rata
of congressmen and a long string of
minor offices."
A WELL MAN, AT 8f»
The Interesting Experience of Old
iettler of Virginia.
Daniel S. Queen, Burrell Street.
Salem, Va., Bay*: "Years ago while
lifting a heavy
weight a suddej.
pain shot through
niy back and afte:
that I was in con
stant misery from
kidney trouble. Onn
spell kept me in bed
six weeks. My arm
and legs were stilT
and I was helpless as a child. The
urine was discolored and though
used one remedy after another, I wa.
not helped until I used Doan's Kidney
Pills, and I was so bad then that th*
first box made only a slight change
To-day. however, I am a well man, at
81, and I owe my life and health to the
use of Doan's Kidney Pills."
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Between a full moon and a full man
there is a difference of several thou
-and miles.
It Cures While You Walk.
Allen's Koot-Kase is a certain cure for
hot, sweating, callous, and swollen, aching
feet. .Sold by all Druggists. Price Don'?
accept any substitute. Trial parka^c" KltH+1
\ddress Allen S. Ohnstcd, Le Koy, N. Y
When some w omen cast their breac1
upon the water it comes back in tho
guise of bread pudding.
OKLT ONK "HKOMO (JPINUtE"
That Is LAXATIVE HKOMo OflNINK. look for
the tiniiature of IE. W GrtOVk. L'mhI tbe World
orei to Cure a Cold in Use Iiajr. 26c.
A man isn't as anxious to be rlsrht
as he is to feave others think that to
is right.
THREE CURES OF ECZEMA.
Woman Tells of Her Brother's TerribU
Suffering—Two Babies Also Ctlffd
—Cuticura Invaluable.
"My brother had eczema three dif
ferent sumii'ers Each summer i'_ came
sut between his shoulders and down
his hack, and he said his suffering
was terrible. When it came on the
third summer, ho bought a box of
Cuticura Ointment and gave it a faith
ful trial. Soon he began to feel better
and he cured himself entirely of ec
zema with Cuticura. A lady in In
dtana hej^rd of how my daughter.
Mrs. Miller, had cured her little son
of terrible eczema by the Cuticura
Remedies. This lady's little one hail
the eczema so badly that they thought
they would lose it. She used Cuti
cura Remedies and they cured hei
child entirely, and the disease nevei
came back. Mrs. Sarah E. Lusk, Cold
water, Mich., Aug. 15 and Sept. 2, 1907.'
Naming Boyst
"Whatever you do. never name i
boy after yourself," was a sayin
of Uncle I^afe Hume of Columbii
and it is a wise conclusion for mor
reasons than one.
In after years the father and so
are referred to as "Bis John," o
"Ragged .John," "Little .lohn So an
So" or "Old Tom and Young Tom.
and "Big Dick," 'Little Peel Head
and the like. In the family th
youngster is generally called brotl
er," "babe," "buss." "Dock Cud" or
"Maunch," and the like, while the ol
gentleman is dubbed "the old man,'
or "dad." "pap" or "paw." Just as
well give your boy a nickname at th
sti.rt as to name him after yourself
Selling Flour In West Africa.
The method of doing business is
sell the goods on credit to the women
who are the principal traders of tb«
country, and who in turn resell it In
smaller quantities. For instance, the
woman trader will come along an i
purchase one barrel or ten barrels of
flour. This will be taken to her hu'
where she will peddle out the flour i i
smaller quantities, her principal cu!
tomors being the native bakers, who
are also women.
The principal foods ®f the country
are native corn, sweet potatoes, yams,
plantains and bananas. It is through
the education of the trader that thes«
West Africans are coming to use an
appreciate commodities which are the
necessities of life in this country.
THE DOCTOR'S GIFT.
Food Worth Its Weight in GoW.
We usually expect the doctor to put
us on some kind of penance and give
us bitter medicines.
A Penn. doctor brought a patient
something entirely different and the
results are truly interesting.
"Two years ago," writes this pa
tient, was a frequent victim of
acute indigestion and biliousness, be
ing allowed to eat very few things.
One day our family doctor brought me
a small package, saying he had found
something for me to eat. at last.
"He said it was a food called Grap»
Nuts, and even as its golden color
might suggest, It was worth its weight
In gold. I was sick and tired, trying
one thing after another to no avail,
but at last consented to try this new
food.
"Well! it surpassed my doctor»
fondest anticipation and every day
since then I have blessed the good
doctor and the Inventor of Grape
Nuts.
"I noticed improvement at once and
in a month's time my former spells o
indigestion had disappeared. In
months I felt like a new man
brain was much clearer and keener,
my body took on the vitality of youth
and this condition has continued
"There's a Reason." Name given
Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Re
"The Road to WellTille," in

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