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A PHEASANT TALE.
It's a wonder more don't raise pheas
ants. Big money in it. and pheasant
tastes so pleasant. In England they're
thick. On the Suffolk estate 101,000
eggs were gathered and 9,700 birds
bagged in one season. It's like bee
hives of pheasants busted loose—like
ehootlu' with a mowin' machine.
But Oregon didn't do so bad. Six
teen years after thirty-six were turned
loose 100.000 were shot. But some es
tates didn't do so well. Pheasants
were brought from Asia and Europe
and served a brand of climate that
didn't suit their system. We have
forty-'leven kinds, and those climates
should have been matched first.
They were turned loose on a new
fauna and flora without instructions as
ENGLISH COCK AND HEN PHEASANTS.
to what bugs, worms and greens were
pood to eat. Food was not supplied.
and they died. Those accustomed to
bills were placed on plains. Those
whose habitat was phiins with bushy
Mothers and others
look at those Pants
They are made as pants
for w/ boys should be
made. They are lined
with Herculone, the
strongest material for its
weight known. Leg and
seat seams are reinforced
with Herculone tape—
not the ordinary spongy
white cotton tape, but a
wider and much stronger
All wool—shower proof
for Boys from 6
to 17 years
made by Daube, Cohn & Co. of
Chicago, are more than double
duty suits, because they will
wear longer than two suits of
any other make regardless of
If your boy is a real bo\ —a
'live one" —dress him in a real
suit —a Hercules. You'll save
money and have less repairing
and patching to do.
coverts were turned loose in dark for
ests, on bleak peaks and sandy deserts.
It was a pure and simple case of na
Pheasants need a variety of environ
ment. They feed, mate and multiply
lust where are verdant hills, vine clad
proves and mountains interspersed
with gleaming streams, meadows and
fields of grain. A climate and habitat
selected to suit their original haunts,
food and protection supplied when nec
essary, they should flourish a million
miles away from home, and your Un-
THE VHEASANT'S NEST.
cle Samuel has the goods to raise this
toothsome dainty for an epicurean
Pheasants are affected by the same
conditions md diseases that affect
chickens, and the feeding and housing
of adult birds are nearly the same.
The varieties best adapted to this
country are the English and the Eng
lish and Chinese crossed.
The birds in our pictures were raised
by a Riverside boy in his father's yard.
They were fed like chicks and when
grown were placed in a large screened
run yard and housed and fed like
Don't forget that system helps to
spell success. The plant that's run
any old way will be sold by the sheriff
most any day.
Don't place too many hens with a
single male or hatching eggs will sure
Don't set dirty eggs in machine or
nest. A splendid hatch demands the
Don't advertise as if you have 10,000
fowls when you have not. Such a
stunt makes your name rot.
Don't expect to raise a largo per
centage of chicks unless you put in
your very best licks.
Don't worry about chicks jrr ttinu
leg weakness if your brooder hasn't
a hot floor. They are kept from damp
and your feed is not too forcing.
KURIOS FROM KORRESPONDENTS
Q. I bare n brood of chicks here rhat
will not eat earthworms. I have nev
er seen the like. 1 thought all chick
ens liked them and they were good for
them. Have you ever seen a case like
A. We are not acquainted with the
whole wlggler tribe, but there are of
ten different varieties of earthworms
in the same plot of ground, and some
of these have a strong smell, and nei
ther chicks nor fish will touch them.
At a certain season of the year earth
worms are very strong, and chicks pass
Q. Does the big hen lay the big egg.
and does the big egg give the big
A. Big hens do not generally lay bfg
eggs. Big eggs mostly give big chicks,
but hatch poorly.
Q. What is the length of life of an
egg germ, and bow long should eggs
be kept before setting?
A. The life of a germ d-'pf-ndn on
the vigor of its parentage, the manner
of keeping the egg, and the older an
unset ef:g Is the nearer to death is the
germ. Eggs have been set seven weeks
after being laid and have hatched.
This is exceptional. We do not set
eggs over two weeks old.
Q. I have had very poor Incnbator
hatches, so many chicks sticking in
the shell. There are so many with
twisted toes, club feet, crooked" backs
and very think necks. None of my
breedera are crippled, and 1 come to
you for an explanation.
A. You run your incubator too hot
especially in the last ten days. Try
102 degrees first week, 10;} degrees the
second up to day of hatch and then
let temperature go to 104 degrees, but
FEATHERS AND EGGSHELLS.
In Pennsylvania it is a misdemeanor,
attended with $200 fine, to have rotten
eggs in one's possession. This law is
popular with politicians as well as con
sumers, as it protects both.
China is the greatest duck producer
in the world. Her public hatcheries
incubate millions of ducks. They are
herded like cattle by men in boats on
It is strange how few realize that it
requires certain qualifications to make
the poultry business a success. Many
fai] at it. Yes, and that's sign enough
that it's no mud pie affair.
Criticising a newspaper is generally
a dumbskull's caper. Such people
often visit us, tell us how to raise
poultry and often buy some of our
most vigorous chicks and can't raise
one. They think they're the whole
show when they're all blow.
It's a wise plan before you send
what you consider adulterated feed to
the state department for analysis with
a \ iew of prosecuting the adulterators
to find out what some of our obliging
officials charge and then, second, in_-
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, SEPTEMBER 18, 1910.
vestigate what The prosecution "will
cost yon. Sherman said. "War is
hell.'" Guess he included legal battles
At Windsor. Pa., a chirk was hatched
with two heads, three eyes and two
bills. It used both bills in eating. It
will not be popular, as poultryineu
have already too many bills.
Three thousand dollars' worth of
Gamecocks captured at a Pennsyl
vania cockfight were killed and dis
tributed among poor families of Phil
adelphia. While the game fighters
chewed the rag. many poor folks chew
ed old stag.
New Jersey has 4.000 poultry firms
and $10,000,000 in the busiuess. If
statistics aren't lies, for her size she
takes the prize.
Five thousand farmers attended the
lectures given on the •'farmers' spe
cial" in a three day trip through east
ern Pennsylvania on the Pennsylvania
railroad. A lecture on poultry was
given at every stop.
Have you ever noticed how people
rush to buy from certain farmers in
market? Those farmers are sold out
on the jump because what they sell is
A No. 1 done up in attractive style
—no mushy, strong butter, no dirty
haymow eggs, no slimy, skinny, pin
feather fowls on that market stand.
Bringing eggs in dusty oats to mar
ket may have passed muster in by
gone days, but it doesn't just conform
to modern ways. Neat egg crates are
cheap, sanitary and safe, and eggs
praded as to size and color in them
win and hold bon ton trade.
You seldom see leg weakness among
hen raised chicks. The old hens keep
them on the jump, and the exercise
gives them strong leg muscles to sup
port their fast growing bodies. Chicks
without exercise hare a quick demise.
How to Make and Serve the Dish In
In these clays of high prices a mock
beefsteak is an acceptable substitute
for the genuine one. The housekeeper
should try moldiug her "Hamburg
steak" into less commonplace forms.
Often the beef is molded somewhat
like an ordinary beefsteak. The platter
should be prettily garnished with
parsley and lemon, or it may be deco
rated after the manner of a "planked"
steak, with a border of mashed po
tato an djust enough baked tomatoes
or stuffed green peppers to serve one
to each person at the table.
Another appropriate platter decora
tion is easily accomplished by heaping
little piles of particolored vegetables
at intervals around the mock beef
steak. Potato balls, diced carrots and
string beans are a favorite combina
tion of color and transform the hum
ble "Hamburg steak" into quite a fes
Another way is to have the chopped
beef shaped Into the form of lamb
chops, each decorated with a frill of
tissue paper fastened to a toothpick.
These may be made by the children of
the household in the evenings, and as
they cost nothing and give a decided
air of daintiness to the simplest dish
they are well worth while. Often
these little imitation chops are ar
ranged to stand on a bed of parsley
and rest against a pretty bowl tilled
with stewed tomato. A spoonful of
the tomato should be served with each
portion. These little chops of beef
may rest on a bed of mashed potatoes
if preferred, or it is a pretty idea to
place a baked potato between each
chop just before serving, gently open
each potato and place a piece of butter
In the opening.
Another attractive way of serving
the same disb is to place these little
chops in an overlapping row on the
platter, each ctiop decorated as before
with its little paper frill. Tomato
sauce or slices of broiled fresh tomato
may decorate the edge of the platter.--
Money to loan on improved farms.
Ffptherington & Riechere, 820 F'aulpen
Bldg., Spokane. Wash.
Results That Remain
Are Appreciated by;
Thousands who suffer from backache and
kidney complaint have tried one remedy after
another, finding only temporary benefit This
is discouraging, but there is one special kidney
medicine that cures permanently and there is
plenty of proof right here in Colfax.
Here is the testimony of one who used ,
Doan's Kidney Pills years ago, and now states !
that the cure was lasting.
"W. Goodrich, Dean street, Coif ax, Wash., j
says: "My kidneys were in bad shape and it !
waa a conmon thing for me to arise several
times during the night to pass the kidney ac
cretions. I was seldom free from pain in my
back and I knew that something must soon be
done. Doan's Kidney Pills brought great
benefit from the first and since taking them I
have enjoyed good health. I am pleased to
recommend this reliable preparation." (State- !
ment given November 19, 1907.)
NO TROUBLE SINCE.
On April 19, 1910, Mr. Goodrich added to
the above: "The cure effected by Doan's
Kidney Pills in my case over four years ago
has been permanent. I still recommend this
remedy to my friends and neighbors at every ,
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 oenta.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole :
agents for the United States.
Remember the name- Doan's—and take no
We offer $-t,OOO reward to hirelings of
the insurance combine to prove their
statements made to intimidate person*
and prevent their taking advautage of
the service property owners Hre receiving
through the Northwestern Mutual Fire
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First—That all policies in the company
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Second—That the company not having
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Third—That mutual companies as
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Fourth—That there are mnnv times as
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it is ta prove these statements that
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wlil prove that our policies are not ab
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By F. J. Martin, Secy and Mgr.
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Plant one-year old top on three-year
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Guaranteed trnetonutne. All shipments
bear inspector's certificate. Write for
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Albany, Oregon, Dept. "W." A few en
ergetic salesmen wanted.
There's always som^rhing missing
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that we should find it hard to gpt aWsiur
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Depository of the city ot Colfax and Whitman
We pay 4 per cent interest, compounded sem
annually, on savings accounts.
We have paid $42,1^7.62 interest on savings ac
counts during the past five years.
We solicit the accounts of firms, corporations and
individuals. No account is too small to be appre
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We rent safety deposit boxes in our fire and
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I am buying independent and selling
direct to the mills, so can pay the farm
er full cash price for wheat.
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Phone Main 1411.
We sell bacon at
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