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OPULAR BREED OF CHICKENS White Plymouth Rocks Are targe, Strong and Vigorous, Besides Be w , Ing Excellent Layers. White Plymouth Rocks resemble the FATTEN FOWLS FOR MARKET Food 8hould Be Given at Regular Houra and Then Only What the Bird Will Eat Up Clean. 'Chickens for broiling or trying should be fed extra for two or three weeks to get them fat, with plenty of good, solid meat on breast and thighs. Range poultry Is never classed as first-class market poultry. Put six to eight chickens In a clean, roomy coop; place coop In shed, which should be kept quiet and mod erately dark. Give first morning feed of cornmeal mixed with milk; Just what they will eat with a relish. At nine o'clock give a second meal of baked bread mixed with boiled vege tables. At noon give cracked corn mixed with a little wheat At 5 p. m. give cornmeal mixed with milk, They should be fed at regular hours and given only what they eat up with a relish at each meal. No food should be allowed to He in the coop, as they lose their appetite when food is left in the coop to turn sour. Sour food Is not fit to feed. Wash out the coop every morning. This is necessary and should not be neglected. Give a little gravel or charcoal about twice a week. Give milk instead of water. By this meth od chickens may be fattened in two weeks' time. Chickens thus ted will make prime market poultry and will command an extra price. TURNSTILE GATE FOR YARD One Passage Made to Answer for All Where Four Pens Coma To gether How It Is Made. In the poultry-yard where four lots come together it Is convenient to have the gates all at one corner, or in other words, make one gate answer for all four. The illustration shows the con' structlon of the gate. The end posts Turnstile for Poultry Yard. are 2x1 feet from the center post on which the gate turns. An Inch Iron pin 18 Inches long and 12 Inches in .the post that the gate is framed on and six Inches in the post in the ground. This should fit the holes very tight that the gate may turn solidly. Keep a Poultry Record. One of the greatest needs of most poultry keepers is a definite record of expenditures and receipts. In too few cases does the owner of a poultry flock actually know whether his fowls have been an expense to him or have paid a profit This Is, perhaps, truer In regard to poultry than with most other branches of animal industry, be cause of the facts that both expendí tures and receipts are spread over then entire year and are individually small, that a large part of the product Is used at home and that the poultry keeping is incidental to the other farm work. barred in every particular except col or. They are white in plumage throughout, writes Mrs. D. A. Dean Green's Farm Gardening. They are one of the most popular white breeds. They are as large, strong and vigorous as the barred variety and, being pure white, will breed much more uniform in color. They lay especially well in winter and their eggs are large. They make fine mothers. Thrifty and ao White Plymouth Rocks. tlve regular hustlers not sluggish like the Asiatics. Ready for table or market much younger than the smaller breeds. Keep the egg basket full, and Incidentally the owner's pockets In the same condition. HARD WORK MEANS SUCCESS To Hatch and Brood Chickens ArtlfV dally One Must Stay With Work Night and Day. A great many people buy Incubators and brooders and expect them to run themselves. There would be Just as much sense in the hen leaving her eggs for the wind and sun to hatch in- stead of setting on them and guarding them, night and day, for 21 days. Inanimate things won't run them selves; they must be run. Machines are all right, but they haven't brains; men must supply the Intelligence. Now it has been proved by thou sands of people in different parts of the world that artificial Incubation and brooding of poultry Is an assured success. But to make this success re quires close personal attention from start to finish. The work cannot be intrusted to any Tom or Dick or Har ry.. Tom and Dick and Harry hired to do the work may set the machine going, but they won't keep them going. They lack the personal equa tion. To hatch and brood chickens artifi cially one must stay right with the work, day and night. This does not mean that you have to sit up with and nurse the machines and baby birds, but that you just about know exactly what they are doing every hour of the twenty-four. Many people fall to keep the Infant chicks dry, warm and well supplied with fresh air In the brooder. This Is a simple matter, but an essential. A herd of goats will get along In a re mote brushy pasture for weeks at a time with nothing but bushes and fence rails to feed upon. Not so with baby chicks; they must be fed at least five times each day. The neglect of simple sanitation in the brooder is responsible for heavy mortality among young feathered stock. Fifty or a hundred or more young birds in one close room will soon make foul conditions, which in turn will soon lead to disease and death if the foulness is not removed. Failures, then, in hatching and brooding poultry by artificial means ar.e due to the use of infertile eggs, al lowing temperatures in the machine tq run too high and too low, lack of good ventilation,, failure to keep the brooder clean and the young birds supplied with direct sunlight, and ir regular feeding. These may all be summed up In one phrase lack of close attention to detalla. MEETS PICNIC NEEDS ALL 80RTS OF UTENSILS PRO VIDED TO LIGHTEN WORK. Tea Baskets, Luncheon Baskets and Picnic Baskets In Many Quanti ties Fully Equipped With Every Outing Requisite. Now Is the time for outings, picnics and vacation Journeyings and it seems that the stores have anticipated the wants of the picnickers and out-of-door luncher by presenting numerous utensils and contrivances for one's use and comfort when the hour comes for the packing of the basket and hieing to the parks or the woods of the open country. There are tea baskets, luncheon bas kets and picnic baskets in great quan tity, some supplied with cups and "plates and others even to the knives and forks and spoons, a number even having utensils to hold liquids and little sections reserved for the salt and pepper. They have the serviettes and -the cloth, some of the real linen, but mostly of the decorated paper variety, which are the handiest lor such oc casions, while one especial basket carries a utensil to keep some dish hot and another for holding the sal ads without letting any of the Juices escape, and also there are the patent ed bottles of two or three varieties that keep other liquids ice cold for hours, and some of the baskets have these Included In their make-up. There is a little outfit that looks like a leather collar box, which con tains a nickel plated tin kettle, an al cohol burner, a sugar bowl and a creamer and an extra bottle for alco hol. It certainly supplies many of the shortcomings that the person on the outing is likely to experience. Of course the plates that are sup plied in these outfits are of the pa per or wood shell kind, that can be discarded after once used and others can be purchased for the next expedi tion out into the world, where nature calls us to partake of the fresh air, newly purified, salubrious to the ut most to which it is possible to attain. And it is always well to remember when you are out in the woods that you are principally there for the ben efit of the air which comes to you pu rified from every fluttering leaf and blade of grass; therefore make the most of it and fill and refill your lungs with it as far as you can force them to expand. MONOGRAM EMBROIDERY. Here we show a distinct monogram In satln-stitch embroidery, that may be worked on any article of house hold linen or lingerie that requires distinct marking.- MAKES A DAINTY PETTICOAT Satin, Cambric or Lawn Are Suit able Materials for This Pretty Pattern. A very dainty petticoat is shown here; it might be made In satin, cam bric or lawn and Is cut with a low square neck, which is outlined with insertion edged with lace; strips of Princess Petticoat. narrow insertion are taken from be low this down to top of flounce, which is headed by wide beading, and is of material, trimmed by one tuck, then a piece of insertion and a lace flounce at foot Ribbon is threaded through the beading, and loopy bows and ends fall down at the right side of front Materials required: 4 yards 36 Inches wide, 6 yards narrow and 1 yard wide insertion, 14 yard beading, 3 yards lace, 3 yards ribbon. The "Butler't Help." The "butler's help" is a conven ient and good looking table accessory which doesn't seem to be generally known. The affair might be described as a small, revolving table for the center of the table proper. It is splendid for use at the Informal breakfast, the Sunday night supper or at Impromptu luncheons, when the service of a maid is dispensed with. At breakfast sugar, cream, toast, mar malade, etc., can find a place on it, and for supper the small dishes con taining cheese, butter, relishes, pre serves, etc., which usually necessitate considerable passing. This contri vance can be had in wicker and oddly decorated china, as well as in differ ent woods, mahogany being the most desirable.