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The Meridian times. (Meridian, Idaho) 1909-1938, November 04, 1910, Image 4

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Wild West Outdone in New York City
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KTW YORK -Tho wild west was
oftcw the home of most that was
romantic and daring in crime. To
ter It hi superseded by the wild eaat
—■by Mew York city itself Crimes are
being committed here which for dar
ing and unwontedness can scarcely
be surpassed even by the most iras
ffteatlv* of writers of fiction,
A few week* ago, up the river tn
the neighborhood of Hudson, there
wsa a hold up such as Dead wood
Ouleb or Coyote Canyon never sur- 1
p a s se d A paymaster and bla guard re-1
tnmiag from a bank with 11,000 to [
pay off the Is borers In a brickyard j
were held up and shot to death within I
a few hundred yards of their office,
and to this day not one of the assas
sins has been captured and not the
sHgbtast light has been thrown on |
Recently tn West Forty-»«reootb I
street there was a duel between two
Kerb of them wna In
malien I
ex- I
ebanging shots like two battleships In
action. There was another duel be j
tween two automobile parties on Rev j
•aty second street a couple of even j
ing* later.
Not long ago, one afternoon when I
»roadway was crowdsd, a gambler
stood la front of on# of th* best
known of New York*# thsatsra and
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partis* at men
a big touring ear and they
vsrad up and down th* street
In fake mining schemes
Bring Rare Antiquities From Egypt
tory exhibit now In preparation tn
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~ OSTON.~~The Egypt exploration ;
_ fund of England and the United
lltateg haa forwarded to Ita headquar- \
«ere In Trsntont Temple a valuabla
consignment of antlqultlee to be dl
vlded among museums contributing to
th« society'» excavations In Egypt
Thee# objects were displayed In
King's College, 1/radnn, and represent
the result of last winter's work con
ducted at Abydos, Khnaalya and Hid
»ant
A by do# has provad an especially
valuable alts for exploration Her*
Osiris and lata had their chief altars,
to which offerings were brought from
the farthest bordera of Egypt during
the period of centuries from the
twenty-eighth to the thirtieth dyuas
ties
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Th« mala work, which waa carried
on under th* general direction of
Prof R. Nartlls. consisted of an at
tempt to clear finally ths royal tombs
of the first and second dynasties: but
much »till remains to he dons st this
Site, and good results are expected
from the continuation of the work
aext season. From these excavations
come slate palettes. Jars and vases,
ornaments of glase, wood, stone, car
oeiian. amethyst and flint; flint
reaors. Ivory carvings, beads end pot
tery
The pottery of the predynastle
Egyptians was made without tbe help
of the potter's wheel, of which they
had no knowledge, and the materials
employed by them were Nile mud and
clay. A full line of tble pottery will
have a place in the commercial his
Now the Slot Machine Grocery Store
men. said Rev Mr Hobblna.
r*> (GPEAT)
DOOP A
DOllAI?
(fit THE
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err a row
J itaa
of great cities In the
ea will be crowded out by
automatic grocery stores If the forma
tlon of a great corporation to Install
slot machine stores In «rongvsted dis
trict. proves n success
Rev H R. Robbins of New York
city, »ho came her. to .Bend th.
general Episcopal convention, has re
eeoUjr been appointed cheirman of
the commltt«** of M business men
end philanthropist* who will direct
tbe placing of the s'or*#.
Autcwuitk luiH'b.rtMJtu«, tbougti not
new, form another side of the project
The company ha* already contracted
with tb» Baldwin Locomotive Works
and rramp's shipbuilding yards to
hand st noon to their 4U.WW
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C INCINNATI. O—Th# corner gro
cery et ore la th* crowded tone
ment sertit»
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Women to Pit Salon Against Jackpot
j Catherin» Waugh McCulloch.* justice:
of tbe
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Tee and wafers sr# to !
sh'.ch have been inseparable from leg
tsiatlve lobbying before. Pretty girl* ,
will pit their skill against that of cor- ;
poratton lawyers and saloon keep^ i
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Feminine methods are to be Intro- j
duced Into political wire pulling and .
those who are familiar with the ln
lernal politics of women's clubs pre
w diet that even the most practical poll
Uclan will learn something new.
The Invasion was decided upon at
a meeting of the Political Equality
League in the rooms of the Chicago
Woman's club upon suggestion ot Mrs.
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C hicago —The "jackpot" i* to be j
supplanted by the
Springfield
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engaged In a pistol duel with another
whom he claimed had wronged him.
The aggressor was the poorer marke
man and was filled with lead. Half
an hour later the sidewalk had been
scrubbed up and waa dry and dusty
again, and the surging crowds gave
as little comment to the affray aa the
border men ueed to when a man was
killed over a game of cards in Abllena
or Dodge or any other of those roar
ing eitles of the cow country a quar
ter of a century ago
One of the most daring deeds In the
history of the metropolis was thst
performed by Myles McDonnell He
walked Into a saloon, where he knew
a lot of bla enemies were watting to
kill him. The minute he stepped In
side the door three or four of hi# foe«
opened fire on him H« drew his pis
tot without hatting an eye and an
awered shot for shot The doctors of
the Harlem hospital were busy for
several days thereafter attending to
the dead and wounded. McDonnell
killed two and seriously Injured three
or four others Hs himself got off
without a scratch
New York today has the greatest
clearing house for thieves In the
world. It Is there thst congregate the
transatlantic robbers, men who work
the ocean greyhound*. After each
round trip they meet at this rendes
vous and divide their spoil. Then
also assemble the master thieves, the
big robbers, the clever men wl»n steal
by brains ns well as by force. They
are the safe blowers, the crack see
ers who steal with pen and Ink. the
kings and princes of the wireless wire
tapping and gold brick Industry the
big swindlers In fake mining schemes
ond-story men, ths cleverest of fora
tory exhibit now In preparation tn
Philadelphia.
Among the moat Interesting
r * ,f,< ' lv * d tho»« of cylindrical
shape, cover.-d with a coat of whitish
unbaked paint; they have
ledge handle# at the sides and
originally filled with mente I fat. an
un * u '' nt offered at the gravea, Th<
Innumerable ivory and wood
mr wr " not only evidence of the
capacity of the early Kgyp
Indicate that the Egyptian#
commercial relations with dis
,ant P*»ceg. These rare objecta are
am P 1 * proof that Abydos la by
exhausted Toward the end of
season, In widening the cemetery
at 'h" l °t«b of Star, second king of
the nrat dynasty, a number of finely
mad * figures In mud
These figure» represent Osiris
mummy. They lay In a bed of hard
*•*»<! not far from the tomb of Zur, In
l*t»r times worshiped as the tomb of
Oelrla. In this tomb was found the
famous bed of Osiris, now In Cairo
Th# figures all lay face upward, with
head to th« west; two of them had
blue glased beads round the neck.
It 1* a significant fact that many of
the discoveries of the last year
Injured by dampness, because they
II« so near the area of cultivation.
The wide extension of agricultural
Egypt resultlug from the building of
the monster daws at Asslout and As
aouan, baa not been
blessing. Many of the noblest mono
merit* have been Injured and will ul
timately be overthrown by the
creaching waters The relics of tho
past that have Iain safely In the dry
sand# of Egypt are already beginning
to decay at tbe touch of the Infiltrat
Ing waters.
the excavator will find nothing or
value In places that
fields for archaeological research.
vanes
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A few years more and
are now rich
men. said Rev Mr Hobblna.
"Our automat Ic
grocery store and
lunch Is not entirely for profit." *aid
Mr Robbins
"lt will really be a
great philanthropy. The poor In th*
tenement parts of the btg cities buy
tn small quantities and have
the highest prices,
purchase* ID cents' worth of coal get*
it at the rate of |80 a ton So with
the other necessities of T,'v
«heap gna-crie* are also unsanitary
and much time Is lost watting to
served, especially If a child Is «cut
make the purchase
"Our grocery stores will c«hikI«i
a small room with a lot of ,i,„, '
the wall If a man wants a jL
worth of coal all he tuts to
i drop a dim«} In the slot and he get» i
w hol« 10 cents'worth So with bean,
| sugar, «-offeo nud all the rest of it >
groceries, don* up In clean
I prepared at a central p„| nt
j bought In large quantities, which r,
| plains the big saving You cannot
! haggle over prices with the «lot mit
; chine, nor do you lone time t n being
| waited on Price* will be from l
to pay
A woman wh<
cent
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Catherin» Waugh McCulloch.* justice:
of tbe peace at Evanston
will matntsln a salon
throughout tbe next *e M t nn of
legislature This salon will b*
-, ° 1 tbtoujch which j
Sdest'ute« !m.n W n ° ft *" s *'* l> *' d Ihli
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«« foundation «I the salon will be,
j*JK* 3 S» ookiBj young woman, and her
! chaperon This champion, who u to !
Vide legislators to right thinking on
[*>• suffrage question, already ha«:
, '>*'Ç U »elected She is Miss Harriot
; Grim, state organiser of the society,
i e>he will be assisted by the club worn
j en of Springfield and by Chicago
j members ol the league
. The headquarter* of the salon will
be In an apartment In 8pr!ngfleld,
which will be furnished by the league
for the express purpose, and open
house will be kept as long as there Is
a legislator or his wife tn Springfield
to be entertained. The definite atm ol
the league for the coming session o
'the legislature le municipal
The league
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AEROPLANE DESIGNED TO CARRY SIX PASSENGERS
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L IEUT. J. W. Beddon o>* the British navy baa Just designed and built an enormous aeroplane which Is Intend
ed to «arry six passengers. Preliminary tests are being made with it near Wolverhampton. England This
"tandem biplane," as It la called, differs entirely from any other flying machine now In use. The
vairce weighs about a ton, steel tubes take the place of wires, the planes cover an area of 1,000 feet and It will
be propelled by two elghty-horse-power engines which are placed between the two sets of planes.
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HORSE ON PENSION
a
Jerry, Equine Detective, Given Al
lowance for Services.
Corporation, Rtcognlzlng Eighteen
Years of Faithfulness, Will
Maks Ufa Easy Rest of
Animal's Days.
Spokane, Wash. — Jerry, faithful
servant and one-time detective, has
been pensioned by a great express
company after serving that corpora
tion for 18 years.
Jerry Is not an ordinary being. Un
like many who have fitted Into the
scheme of a great business., Jerry
never would work on Sunday, how
ever pressing might have been the
occasion.
Jerry is bay gelding 15 V« bands
high and weighs 1,360 pounds. He
was foaled In 1886. Jerry's pedigree
Is not worth mentioning. He was a
work horse and served 18 years with
out a day off or a vacation.
Besides faithfully pulling the
wagon, Jerry has guarded the com
pany's treasures. Several years ago
there apparently was a hold-up In the
NEW YORK HAN NEVER KISSED
Incidental to Engagement Handsome
Easterner Makes Blushing Admis
sion—Likas Olrls.
J Rew"'Vork.—Can a man live 40 years
In New York, with all Its pretty girls,
without kissing or being kissed? Here
Is one man who say* he can.
points to his own case as an In
stance, nnd the other day he told why.
Olin W HUl, secretary of the Car
negie Safe Deposit company. Is the
man. He Is over forty, handsome, well
groomed, ami bears all the outward
marks of a man-about-town.
But Mr. Hill hus at last fallen a
victim to Cupid's darts, and he blush
tngly admitted his engagement to
Mis* Martha Brown, daughter of Mrs.
Slater Brown of Seattle.
"The young woman Is now In New
York purchasing her trousseau," Mr.
Hill said, "and she expects her mother
here shortly.
"Until now 1 have never been In
love with any woman, have never
kissed a woman, or even thought
proposing. 1 had Intended to keep my
engagement secret until Miss Brown's
mother arrived, and then lot her make
the announcement, but the false re
port* that 1 was to marry a stenog
rapher named Miss Brown In the em
ploy of the Carnegie Trust company
had to be corrected."
Mr. Hill admitted that he liked the
girls well enough, but said that he be
lieved that no man had a right to kiss
one until after marriage.
He
COVER POSTERS OF BALLET
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, W'lko^rre Pa-Opposite the Old
ln * « ", "ï <U '" d
WB ' wl ' l h *■ u *'' d lo advertise,
,r * ct un * * omw of th ® local i.'iea
tt ' r * •' billposter put up a number of
of dan ®*<'* «'lad In
' 1 *" udj " nd * cunl ,ltllr * Th " Inmates
! jf Uu> hou **' * bo * aw ,h " m ,rou > ,k « lr
| *ln d ows were Indignant
i ' l " y , he d n C0n * ult *J* on "t 11 ' then
i m " >lv, ' d ° n lu ' ,lon ' Tlu '- V Poured
> 1 number of newspapers, and with
| t'»*'*' a,,d . P ot madB th " lr "'D 'o <l>''
8id '* <he street ami covered
k,w, ' r ot ,ho ( ' luH '" rs - a " d
w * rB muoh w,,h l h« -1 r work.
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Members of Old Ladies' Home Resent
Billboard Pictures of Woman
Scantily Dressed.
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One of them remarkc'd:
"There
1 guess decency will not be out
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DEBUT OF ELEVEN DUCKLINGS.
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Centerville N J-Members of the
j Flureka rumping club, ot Jersey ettv
who are camping along the Unie Hot
! copeck creek, north of this town were
surprised when they saw «.!e Vl . n ,-ounjt
luckHnns *wtmnitng about tn ib* pond
! formed by a turn in the stream Tht
o-eseace of the fowl puzzled the camp
r*. », U o mother duck was |„ sie h t
<nd there 1* not a farmhouse within
i mile of the place,
Tho mystery of the ducklings'
oearance w as explained, however
when Barton Youngscourt returned to
amp. He had charge of the commis
«ary of the colony up to the time busl
-less compelled him to leave for his
home, several weeks ago Youngscourt
»«fore his departure, had purchased
In Centerville what were
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represented
to be a dozen ducks' eggs. He placed
them in a basket and set them In the
cool edge of the stream. He neglected
yard tn the rear of the office. Jerry'B
driver proved to be the hold-up. Rob
bing himself, he pretended to be the
victim of bandits. To carry out his
deception the driver had fired one
shot Into the wall and was about to
fire again. Just then Jerry got an
Idea. He suddenly backed the wagon,
the wheel hit the revolver, turned It
and the bullet burled Itself In the
driver's leg. The seeming mystery
surrounding the robbery was solved
soon afterward.
Eighteen years ago, when the popu
lation of Spokane was less than 16.000
Jerry and his team mate were bought
by the company, the price paid being
$600. They made the rounds together
until 1899, when the mate died. Jerry
was put between the shafts of a single
wagon and he made the rounds alone,
simply because he would not work
double. He never forgot bis team
mate.
Jerry became the pet of the office
force, the favorite of merchants and
of the barn men through his Intelli
gence and gentleness. He always had
a box stall. Some time ago one of
the horses In the barn became 111.
Jerry was put In a single stall that
DANGER IN LEATHER.
that the not be
Expert's Opinion Is That Blood
Poisoning May Result.
Cheap Grades of 8hoea Mads From
Skint Not Properly Prepared Oft
en Cause Trouble to Their
Wearers.
London.—Beware of cheap boots.
In their leather, If tanned by a re
cently utilized scientific process, there
may lurk a grave danger to health.
Blood poisoning Is the danger to be
feared, and according to an expert's
opinion blood poisoning in a form ex
tremely difficult to cure.
In the north of England a case of
blood poisoning from this cause bas
Just been reported, and the victim, an
Inspector of the National Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Children,
was rendered very seriously 111.
While attending a police court wear
ing a pair of boots of tbe kind warned
against, he collapsed, and his skin
turned from its natural color to blue
and then to black.
He was taken to a hospital, and
oxygen had to be administered to re
vive him and it was not until a week
afterwards that he was well enough
to be sent home.
Tanning leather by means of chro
mic acid Is the source of the trouble.
An analyist on the staff of the
Leathersellers' company's Technical
college described the dangers of this
form of tanning.
"The process was invented by Prof.
Schult* In 1887, and It Is known as
chrome tanning. At that time they
could not make it a practical success,
and It remained In the experimental
stage for many years.
"An American firm then took It up
1 und It is now the pioneer of the pro
The poisoning Is due to chro
cess.
uitc acid, and occurs when the tanning
is not carefully done.
"The skin first goes Into a bath of
chromic add, and Is then changed
from the add to a base-bath. In which
the add Is neutralized by reduction
with hyposulphite,
acid Is thoroughly neutralized the
leather ts then perfectly safe and
harmless.
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In the leather, blood poisoning may [
result, and In the manufacture of the :
1 cheaper grades of leather there Is a 1
If the chromic
to tell hts companion# of this when he
was suddenly called to Jersey City.
Soon after Youngscourt left camp
the Centerville Power company plsnt.
Just above the colony was put tn op
eration. Tht> exhaust of the power
house was turned Into the stream and
the hot water raised the temperature
of the creek. The eggs were In the
warmest part of the current, and that
resulted In the hatching of the eleven
d-.cklings that were seen for the first
time today. Youngscourt found the
Vvsket. which contained twelve empty
shells. There also was the body of a
chick. Tho twelfth egg had been that
of a hen, and the chick hatched out of
It was drowned before It could get to
land.
Copyright Town Name.
Wllkesbarre, Pa.—Wilkesbarre will
try to copyright Its name so it cannot
be used by any other place In the
United States. Whether this can be |
done or not is uncertain, but the City
Council at a meeting adopted a résolu
the ailing animal might have the box
Now this was not to Jerry's liking. He
had been wronged and he knew It. He
set his slant heels to work, making
room rapidly. He was ready for the
big posts when the barn men led him
to his stall.
Jerry was punctual. When the sev
en o'clock whistle blew, he left his
comfortable stall and calmly walked
upstairs to his wagon, backed between
the thills and waited to be harnessed
He was willing to work, but he was as
willing to quit. Promptly at six
o'clock In the evening Jerry started
for the barn,
would deter him, unless It had been
fastened to the pavement.
Jerry knew Ills way around town,
too, and never missed a stop. He had
watched the city grow to 120,000 popu
lation.
take the place of squatty brick build
ings, but In the bustle of develop
ment he kept up with the timeB.
Having earned his rest, Jerry will
be sent into a pasture In the Spokane
valley, about five miles from the scene
of his labor.
In clover and alfalfa with the fragrant
odors from surrounding orchards and
the perfumes of wild flowers to whet
his appetite and woo him to sleep
when the sun has slipped behind the
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western hills.
No hitching weight
He saw 16-story structures
He will run knee-deep
danger that the process may not be
completely carried ouL
"Ip a factory a man who works at
the chromic acid bath Is generally put
to work at the reducing bath too, so
that any chromic acid in his hands
may be neutralized. If it Is not he
gets 'chrome sores,' which are very
dangerous and are difficult to cure.
Lanoline Is largely used and recom
mended now.
"Chrome tanning is generally used
for upper leather and not often for
soles, because when wetted It gets
very slippery.
"A large number of tanners are now
giving up the ofd process for the
chrome for light leather, but It is not
yet very popular with heavy manufac
turers.
"I have heard of continual com
plaints that It 'draws' the feet badly.
"Chrome tanning Is the latest word
In tanning In England," the manager
of a well known Strand firm of sad
dlers said. "We only use It for one
particular strap on saddles which go
to South America, and then It is so
padded that It touches neither horse
nor rider.
"The process makes leather as near
ly as possible waterproof. It is still
in its infancy.
"If chrome tanning Is properly done
there ought to be no danger, but il
done hastily by unqualified people,
chromic acid and other chemicals are
left In the leather and are dissolved
out In v tbe perspiration, so that
'chrome sores' and other mlschiel
might be caused."
"Chromates In solution," said the
medical officer of health for a large
district, "have a poisonous action and
also act corrosively on the skin. Chro
mic acid is a strongly acid liquid and
in some cases the workmen preparing
It or using it in various processes suf
fer severe ulcers."
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Lord's Prayer on Coin.
I New York.—A curious specimen ol
! the tine work of a famous old Ameri
: can engraver, A. W. Overbaugh, has
j come to light In a little Staten Island
j town. The relic Is an ancient gold
dollar, In the center of which, in a dr
I cle one-sixth of an Inch In dtameter.
I Overbaugh engraved the Lord's pray
; er . The inscription cannot be
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1 was done on a wager. ;
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tion providing that application for «
copyright be made.
Infantile Paralysis Increases.
Harrisburg, Pa.—There are
65S !
cases of Infantile paralysis in 45 of
the 67 counties of Pennsylvania, ac- :
eordlng to reports received by the :
state department of health. The larg
est number Is In Lancaster county,
where there are 136 cases. Philadel- :
pbia reports 79 case*.
that from October 1, 1909. to October
J, 1910, 1.060 divorces were granted
In Los Angeles. 645 of them within
the last six months. This la at the
rate of one divorce to less than five
marriages.
separations were granted.
One in Each FNe Divorced.
Los Angeles. Cal.—Records show
During September 202
French Nobility Grows.
Paris—There were only 30,000nobll
families In France before the Révolu
tlon; now there are ten times as many
claiming to be blue-blooded aristiL
| crats, this in spite of the fact that a
great many of the old families bars
died out or are dying ouL
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HEN'S NEST FOR EGG EATERS
Excellent Method I* to Place Light
Swinging Door* In Front of Neet
Illustrated.
as
A good plan to prevent hens from
Is shown In the
eating their own eggs
illustration. Light doors are hung In
the front of each nest. These swing
ing doors are attached to a rod which
Is supported In the front row of nests
by hooks. This Is to enable the owner
to remove the doors so as to assist in
cleaning. It is said that the hens like
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Nests for Egg Eater.
„hese neats after becoming accustom
ed to them, and that the device is a
sure cure for egg eaters.
Egg eating by fowls sometimes be
comes a serious vice.
fond of eggs after they have
Chickens be
come
learned to eat them and the habit
often spreads among a flock,
ally begins through accident by eggs
being broken or frozen. Be careful to
see that this does not happen,
that the nests are supplied properly
with straw or other nesting material,
and have them darkened so that if an
is broken accidentally the fowls
will not bo likely to discover it. Sup
ply plenty of lime In the form of
oyster shells, bone or similar sub
stances to insure a firm shell.
It usu
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TO START FIRST INCUBATOR
Directions Followed Closely Will Re
sult In More Chick
of Fresh Eggs Essential.
Selection
(By BESSIE I,. PUTNAM)
It Is ready to work at any and all
■ iasons; the oil to run It costs less
than the food for hens doing the same
amount of work; there is no trouble
from vermin; broilers can be pro
duced early without interrupting biddy
when laying her highest priced eggs;
the care of the incubator is less work
than that of the hens to do its work,
especially during the Inclement sea
son, and Is more agreeable. These
are some of the arguments In favor
of the incubator.
On the other hand, a reliable hen
will produce fewer cripples, and per
haps have better success if the eggs
happen to not be perfectly fresn; yet
on this point science is making rapid
strides.
While It should nc' be necessary
to sit up nights with the Incubator,
neither is it wise to treat It like a
clock—to be wound up once a day and
left to itself for the remainder of the
time.
A cellar Is apt to be datrfp and lack
ventilation. A chamber makes too
much running up and down stairs. If
possible have It In a room adjoining
the one where the work Is done.
Good results come, if the kitchen
is large enough, by placing tho ma
chine in one corner. Many successful
poultry women give It a place in the
living-room, and even the parlor may
be used, as there Is nothing unsight
ly or untidy about the work save the
day or two during the hatching pro
cess.
Before buying, secure catalogues
from several reliable dealers, study
carefully the claims of the manufac
turers and your own requirements.
Avoid the cheapest machine of any
make. As a rule it is so small that It
Is difficult to secure uniformity of
temperature In the egg chamber.
The nursery, an important adjunct,
Is usually lacking In the smallest ma
chines. If one of the largest size is
chosen it will be found cumbersome;
it requlrès too long time for filling if
your own eggs are used; if the hatch
happens to be a poor one your loss is
that much greater.
A machine of about 100-egg capac
ity Is large enough for the beginner,
contains all essential conveniences,
and one can later Increase the capac
ity If success attends the humbler ef
fort.
Study both directions and machine
thoroughly before starting the Incu
bator. Have It on a firm, level foun
dation and remember that good
tllation and avoidance of drafts
necessary to the chick in embryo
; to the human being.
The experienced hand alw
ven
are as
83
ays runs
an incubator a day or two before fill
ing. to make sure that tbe parts
working properly. The novice with a
new machine should not feel It time
lost to wait until three days after she
has learned to control the heat
or about the remiired notch,
germs are especially sensitive during
the first few davs. and undue heating
will rttla the entire hatch.
The fresher the pegs the larger the
1 percentage of chicks.
those over two weeks old
; days Is much better
at
The
Never use
and two
Fixing Productiveness.
Great productiveness in our hens is
a trait which can be easily fixed by
breeding. The principles
. governing
! °" r breeding are the same as those
to a^l other classes of
: breeding: it is only the appll
: rrit!ori that differs. With the fancier
" ,s chiefly feathers, with the farmer
,s fggs: both can be developed
: Perfection by the same principles
proper selection and breeding.
to
of
Uses the Ax.
A verv prominent poultry man Mys
he never hn- nnv disease among his
b"">-'»se he made it a practice
t0 keer ' '' ~ 00(1 «harp ax always roadv
and by k "»>ng ano U rn»ng any bird
showing symptoms of
, , any other than
a simple trouble, and. by maintaining
strict cleanliness In and around the
poultry quarters, he has stamped out
disease.
Care During Hot Period
During hot weather see that your
poultry are not neglected, n ts
easy to put things off till the
er gets cco'er that the chickens
apt to suffer for lack of
so
weath
ire
attentlcn.
Home Town
Helps -e:
LIVE IN FARM "
VILLAGES
Western Plan That Still Furthe
Away With the Lonelines,
the Farm.
r Does
of
In the newly irrigated regions
west the government I# laying
model farm villages, and the WDeri
ment has novel features which make
It an Interesting study. Intensiv*
methods and the certainty of water
make possible large crops on « 8mal ,
area, and the plan is to have the farm,
ers and their families
small communities within
of their outlying farms.
In the Sun River valley. Montana,
for instance, 20 towns are now being
laid out six miles apart, so that *
farmer, even if he lives in the most
remote corner of his farm, is more
than three miles from the school
church, stores and offices of the
läge. Moreover, the towns
nected by trolley lines, the
Ing supplied by the irrigation
of th«
out
centralized i n
ea sy access
no
vH
are con
power be
canals
which furnish water and power for the
farms.
There is a similar arrangement
southern Idaho, where thousands
people have found
have prospered in a region which
was absolutely desolate
Inhabited a few years ago.
This plan eliminates the loneltnesi
and many disadvantages of farm life,
where the homes are far apart and
many miles from a city or village.
Of course It Is only possible In a new
country, where the town Is arbitrarily
located and made to order, and not
the result of natural conditions and
slow development.
The older farming communities of
the country will watch with interest
the government program in this mat
ter, for In it they will find hints for
the solution of their own problems—
probably toward the happy settle
ment of which long steps have been
taken within the past generation.—
Youth's Companion.
In
of
homes
and
and
un
WOMEN PLAN MODEL VILLAGE
Los Angeles Residents Have Undee
taken a Work That Should
Appeal to All.
A model village, within the five cen!
car fare limit, built by women and
conducted by them, where the poor
may, for the same price they now pay
for a miserable, insanitary court dwell
ing, obtain a concrete borne, sunny,
sanitary, with a bit of garden where
they may grow their vegetables and
flowers. This is what Is to be accom
plished by Los Angeles women.
" Wehope to make the village," said
Mrs. Roundel, one of the leaders In
the enterprise. "It will be an example
of what may be accomplished.
"As now outlined, the houses will
be built by clubs or individuals, each
house to be marked with the name of
the donor. If a man wishes to give a
house, let him name it for his wife.
The house would, I believe, have to be
come the property of the city, but the
government could entirely remain with
the women, acting with the housing
commission of the city."
The plan, as outlined by the club
women, Includes building the houseB
with space for gardens. From the
rental of the houses, it is believed,
a sufficient sum could be obtained
not only to pay for the actual main
tenance, but cover the expense of e
district nurse, whose business It would
be to teach Inmates to adopt Ameri
can methods and live in cleanly, hy
gienic manner.
"As soon as 100 children are gather
ed in the district," said one of the club
women, "a school will be given tfl
us. The work would be one of sympa
thetic philanthropy, for every club, ot
Individual, who builds a house will
take pride in It, also a personal inter
est In those who live In it.''
California's Scenic Boulevard.
One of the most beautiful scenic
drives tn California will be 30 miles
long, beginning at Fremont Gate, the
main entrance to Elyslan park, follow
ing the range of hills on the south
side of the Los Angeles river, drop
ping down through Griffith park to the
river valley, w-hich will be followed
as far as the town of Burbank, and
thence, turning back through Wild Cat
pass and a portion of Cahuenga pass
to Hollywood and thence back to the
central portion of the city.
There are views and vistas and beau
ty spots along the road, any one ol
which could be made th,e subject of a
really great painting. There are ele
vations from which all the surround
ing country is visible and others where
the mountains tower high above the
-oad—Los Angeles Express.
House Numbers on the Curb.
The problem of house numbering ®
Pasadena has been complicated by th*
fact that a majority of the houses are
set back from the street on grounds ot
varying size and are completely cov -
the luxurious southern Cal
ered with
Ifornia trees and shurbs, so
make It Impossible to have any
form system of numbering the house*
themselves. As Pasadena Is so popu
lar a resort of tourists It has mao*
It particularly difficult for them, a*
well as for delivery men and for tn*
police. The mayor has recently au
thorlzed painting the numbers of tn*
bouses on the curbs throughout t *
city and the names of the street near
the street Intersections. The letter*
and figures are black, an inch and *
half high, with a white ground.
Twentieth' Century Magazine.
as to
uni
!
No Use for Pythagoras.
Fuddy—I understand there is som*
talk of removing the name of Pytbag
from the front of the Boston
public library. Duddy—Why sf
Fuddy—Some one has discovered that
he wrote: "Have nothing to do with
beans."
ora#
All for Good of Community.
Everything ln which a community
Is for the re"
can Join and take part
good of the community.

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