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The Real Man By FRANCIS LYNDE y (Coprtlxht by Chit. Scribner! SocaJ J. MONTAGUE SMITH, LATE OF LAWRENCEVILLE, DISCOV ERS THAT AS "JOHN SMITH," A CONSTRUCTION CAMP WORKER, HE CAN'T CONCEAL HIS PAST LIFE 8ynopl J. Montague Smith, cashier of the Lawrcnccvlllo Bank and Trust compony, bachelor society lender engaged to marry Vcrda Mchlandcr, heiress, Is wrongfully accused of dishonesty by Wntrous Dunham, his employer, and urged to bo a scapegoat for the crooked accuser. Smith strikes Dunham, leaves him for dead and flees the state. lie turns up a tramp some time later at no Irrigation dam con struction camp In tho Ilocky mountains and as John Smith gets a rough job. tor? You'll remember that ts what Hilly Bintbuck tried to tell us when the first of tho missing mlnlng-clnlm owners began to shout at us." "Stnrbuck has a long head, and what he doesn't know about mining claims In this part of the country wouldn't Oil n very big book, J remember PS Bnld ire had never bi tfief ecn any iPUor 55 enic ij prOSpecHnjj CHAPTER IV Continued. Tin nfrald he'd have to loosen up on his record a little beforo we could bring him In here. Badly as we're needing a money man, wo can hnrdly afford to put a 'John Smith' Into tho saddle nt least not without knowing what his other namo used to be." "No; of course not. I guess, niter all, he's only a 'lame duck,' like a good cinny of tho rest of them. Day before yesterday, Burdell, the deputy sheriff, was out at tho camp looking tho gnngs over for the fellow who broke Into Lnnnlgan's placo last Saturday night. When ho came Into tho office Smith was busy with nn estimate, and Bur dell went up and touched htm on the shouldor. Just to let him know that It was time to wako up. Suffering cats I It took three of us to keep him from breaking Burdcll In two and throwing him out of the window!" "That looks rather bad," was tho president's comment. Col. Dexter Bald win had been tho first regularly elect ed sheriff of Tlmnnyonl county In the early days and ho knew the symptoms. "Was Burdcll wearing his star where It could bo seen?" Tho engineer nodded. "What explanation did Smith make?" "Oh, ho apologized llko a gentleman. and said he was subject to llttlo nerv ous attacks like that when anybody touched him unexpectedly. Ho took Burdcll over to Pete Slmra's shack sa loon and bought him a drink. Perkins, the timekeeper, says ho's going to get n megaphono so ho can glvo due notice In advance when ho wants to cnll Smith's attention". The colonel pulled out n drawer In tho desk, found his box of diplomatic clears nnd passed It to tho engineer, saying: "Light up d sure-enough good one, and tell me what you think Smith has been doing back yonder In the other country." Williams took tho cigar but he shied at the conundrum. "Ask me something easy," ho nld, Tvo stacked up a few guesses. lie's from tho middle West as the Bible says, his 'speech betrnycth' him and ho's had a good Job of some kind ; the kind that required him to keep abrenst of things. If there's anything In looks. you'd say ho wasn't a thief or an em bezzler, nnd yet it's pretty apparent thnt he's been used to handling money In chunks and making It work for Its living. I'vo put It up that there's a woman In It. Perhnps tho other fel low cot In his way. or came up behind him nnd touched him unexpectedly, or something of thnt sort. Anywuy, I'm not going to bcllovo ho's a crooked crook until I havo to." Colonel Baldwin helped himself to ono of his own cigars, and tho talk went back to business In tho Irri gation project, William vas n stock holder as wen ns cnioi 01 cuunu-ui-muh. nnd Bnldwln hnd more thnn once found him a snfo adviser. There was need for counsel. The Tlmnnyonl Ditch compimy was In n rather hnznrd ous condition financially, nnd the presl dent nnd Williams rnrelj met without coming sooner or Inter to a threshing out of tho Mtuntlon. Tho dlfllcultleH were those which aro npt to confront a small and local enter prise when It 1 so unfortunate ns to get In tho wny of Inrger undertakings, Colonel Baldwin, and n group of his neighbors on tho north side of the river, were reformed cnttlcmon nnil horse breeders. Instend of drifting farther west In ndvnnco of tho Incom Ing tide of population following tho coming of the railroad, thoy had availed I h cm solves of their homestead rights and hnd taken up much of the grniw land In the fnvornblo vnlleys, ir rigating It at first with wnter taken ouUof the river In prlvute or neighbor hood ditches, Later on came the sheep-feeding pr(od, nnd aflor that the utilization of lurcer crop-raising areas. The small Gingham for Collar Sets. One of the newest collar nnd cuff sets Is checked gingham, cut on tailored linos, without trimming of any kind. Gingham has nlso been med In ri smnrt mannlxlt vestee of striped brown and white, made with a high col lar and tailored black bow. r $f Weatherproof Coats. For the.wpmun who must brave the elemeutiouil travel under ruin ns well Mfyhlnr. there are extremely smart fe)0U"' - i. h are known as weather- ditches proving Inadequate for these, Colonel Baldwin hnd formed a stock compnny nmong his neighbors In tho grass lnnds nnd his friends In Brewster for tho building of a substantial dam In tho eastern hills. The project hnd seemed simple enough In the beginning. Tho stock wns sold for ensh nnd ench stockholder would bo n participating user of the water. Wllllnms, who hnd been n United Elates reclamation mnn before he came to the Tlmanyonl, had made careful estimates, and the stock subscription provided money enough to cover the cost of the dam and the main ditch. After some little bnrgalnlng, the dnm site nnd the overflow lnnd for the reservoir Inke hnd been secured, nnd the work wns begun. Out of a elenr sky, however, came trouble and harass merit. Allen holders of mining claims In the reservoir nren turned up nnd demnnded dnmnges. Some few homc- stendcrs who hnd promised to slgu quitclaims chanced their minds nnd sued for relief, and after tho work was well under way It appeared that there was a cloud on tho title of tho dam site Itself. All of these clashlngs were car ried Into court, and the rancher pro moters found themselves confronting Invlslblo enemies nnd obstacle-raisers at every turn. "We've got to go In deeper, colonel; there Is nothing else to do," was the engineer's summing up of the matter at tho closo of tho conference. "Tho snow la melting pretty rapidly on tho range now, nnd when wo get the June rise we'll stand to lose everything wo have If we can't keep every wheel turning to get ready for the high water." Baldwin was holding his cigar be tween his Angers nnd scowling at It ns If It had mortally offended him. "Assessments on tho stock, you monn?" he snld. "I'm nfrald our crowd won't stand for thnt. A good part of It Is ready to lie down in the harness right now." "Flow about a bond Issue?" asked tho engineer. "What do wo, or nny of us, know about bond Issues? Why, wo know barely enough about the business at the start to chip In together nnd buy us n charter nnd go to work on a plan a little bit bigger than the neighborhood ditch Idea. You couldn't float bonds In Tlmnnyonl Pnrk, nnd we're none of us foxy enough to go East nnd float 'cm." "I guess flint's right, too," ndmltted Wllllnms. "Besides, with the stock gone off the wny It hns, It would tnke n mighty fine-hnlrcd financial sharp to sell bonds." "Whnt's thnt?" demnnded the presl dent. "Who's been selling nny stock)' "Buck Gnrdner, for ono; nnd thnt man Boiling, up at the head of Little creek, for nnother. Maxwell, tho rail rond superintendent, told mo nbout It, nnd he says that tho prlco offered, and ncccpted, wns thirty-nine." "Dnd burn a cuss with a yellow streak In him!" rasped tho Missouri colonel. "We had a fair nnd squnre ngrecmcnt nmong ourselves thnt If nny. body got senred he wns to glvo the rest of us n chanco to buy him out. Who bought from those welshers?" "Mnxwcll didn't know that. He snld It was done through Klnrlo's bnnk, From whnt I'vo henrd on tho outside, I'm Inclined to suspect that Crawford Stnnton wns the buyer." "Stnnton, tho renl-estnto mnn?" "The snnio." Agnlu the president sfnred thought fully at the glowlug end of his clgnr. "There's nnother of the confounded mysteries," he growled. "Who Is Craw ford Stanton, nnd whnt Is ho hero for? I know whnt he ndvertlses, but every' body In Brewster knows thnt he hnsn't mndc a living dollar In real estate since he came here lust summer. Wll llnms, do you know, I'm beginning to suspect that thoro Is a mighty big nigger In ocr llttlo wood pile?" "You mean thnt ull these stubborn holdups hnvc been bought and paid done In tho ujppor Timnñydhl gulches, nnd now you'd think half the people In tho United Stntcs hnd been nosing around up there with a pick and shovel at óño time or another. But ft was n thing thnt Stnrbuck told mo no longer ago thnn yesterday thnt set me to thinking," Bnldwln went on. "As yeu know, the old Escalante Spanish grant corners over In tho western part of this pnrk. When the old grants wore made. they were ruled off on tho map with out rcforcncc to mountain ranges or other natural bnrrlers." Wllllnms nodded. "Well, ns I sny, one corner of the K cnlnnte reaches over the Hophrns nnd out Into the pnrk, covering nbout eight or ten square miles of tho territory Just beyond us on our side of the river, Stnrbuck told me yesterdny that n big Enstcrn colonization company hnd got hill through congress alienating thnt trnct." Tho chief of construction bmmrini oul of his chair and began to walk Uie floor. "By George I" he snld; and again: "By George I Hint's what we're up ngnlnst, colonel I Where will those fellows get the water for their land? There Is no site for n dam lower down thnn ours, and, anyway, that lnnd lies too high to bo wntered by any thing but n high-lino ditch I" "Nice llttlo brnce gnme, isn't It?" growled Baldwin. "If we hadn't been lot of hayseed amateurs, we might have found out long ngo thnt someone wns running In n cold deck on us. Whnt's your notion? Aro we done up, world without end?" Wllllnms Inugh wns grim. "Whnt we need, colonel, Is to go out on tho street nnd yell for a doctor," he snld. "It's beginning to look as If we hnd ncqulred a pretty bad caso of ma lignant strnnglcltls." Bnldwln ran his fingers through his hnlr and ndmltted thnt he had lost his sense of humor. "This Eastern crowd Is trying to freeze us out, to get our dam and reser voir nnd ditch rights for their Esca Innte scheme. When they do, they'll turn nround nnd sell us wnter at fifty dollars an Inch, or something like that 1" "What breaks my heart Is that we haven't been able to surround tho sure enough fact while thero wns still time to do something," lnmented tho ex- reclnmntlon mnn. "The first thing wo know, Stanton will own a mnjorlty of tho stock and bo voting us all out of a Job. You'll hnve to come nround to my suggestion, after nil, and advertlao for a doctor." It wns said of the chief nt tf.nnQtrlinflnn ttlflf hn rnillrl hnvfl Joked on his death-bed, nnd, ns a foí lower for tho Joke, ho added: "Why don't you call Smith In and glvo nlm tho Job?" "You don't really mean that, Wll Hams, do you?" growled the colonel "No. I didn't mean it when I said It." was the engineer's admission; "I was only trying to get n riso out of you. But really, colonel, on second thought, don't know but It Is worth considering. As I say, Smith seems to know tho money carao from start to finish. What Is better still, ho Is n fighter from the word go what you might call n Joyous fighter. Suppose you drive out tomor row or next dny and pry Into him; little." ' Tho rancher-president had relnpsed once moro Into tho slough of dlscoijr- agemcnt. You nre merely grabbing for hnqd' holds, Bnrtloy ns I wns a minute ago, Wo oro In n bnd row of stumps when wo enn sit here nnd tnlk seriously about roping down n young nouo upu putting him into the unnncini Harness, Let's go nround to Frnscatl's and eat before you go bnck to enmp. It's bread time, nnywny." Tho chief of construction said no more nbout his Joking suggestion nt the moment, but when they were wnlklng nround the squnre to tho Brewster Del monlco's ho went bnck to the dropped subject In all seriousness, suylng "Just the same, I wish you could know Smith nnd size hlra up as I have. can't help believing, some way, that he's all to the good." CHAPTER V. proof walking coats. These generally boast of a big collar thnt will open or close nt will, and Inrgo pockets and a detachable bolt, nnd have the advan tage over other similar coats of being rainproof. They nre carried out In several attractive materials uud aro turo to prove popular. Lamb Production. Grazing experts of the forest serv ice estimate that tho cost of producing lambs In tho Northwestern states 1 M per bead. The Specialist Though tho matter of calling In an expert doctor of finance to dlngnbso the nlnrmlng symptoms In Tlmnnyonl ditch hnd been left Indeterminate In tho tnlk between Colonel Bnldwln nnd him' self, Wllllnms did not let It go entirely by default. On tho day following the Brewster ofllce conference the engineer sent for Smith, who wns checking tho output of the crushers nt the quarry, nnd a llttlo later tho "betterment" roan presented himself at the door of the corrugated-Iron shnck which served as a field office for the chief, Williams looked the cost-cutter over as he stood In tho doorway. Smith wns thriving nnd expanding handsomely I the new environment, lie had let his benrd grow nnd It wns now long enough to bo trimmed to a point. The travel Dining Al Fresco. The French people nearly all -have an outdoor placo to eat either a din ing room, breakfast room or a small pavilion for serving tea. Nothing la moro cheerful than a sunny UUlo breakfast room furnished gnyly, with lota of plnnts nnd all the birds singing while you eat Lace Trims Voile Blouses. A voile blouse which has as Its spa da! fenturo a convertible high collar, has a vrrv narrow Tes of One vs.! la tí i. - Í , sinco no nnu lougnt inrce pueneu with ns many of the camp bul , and nnd In each of them próVécr broken clothes had been erehnnged for working ihakl, with lace-boots and leg gings, and the campaign hat of tho en gineers. Though he hnd been less than month on tho Job, ho wns alrondy Be ginning to tnn and toughen under thft healthy outdoor work to rougher ps Lhwí-eficovílle CotÍ?Íoí club mlffTitTíñVft said, bnttlcs lie, himself a man of his hands who could not only take mintshmjmt,, but could hammer an opponent swiftly nnu ncni ly Into nny desired stnto of subjection. "Come In here nnd sit down ; I want to talk to yon," wns the wny Wllllnms begnn It; nnd nftcr Smith hnd found chnlr the chief went on : "Sny, Smith, you're too good n mnn for nnythlng I've got for you here. Ilnven't you renllzed thnt?" Smith pulled n memorandum book from his hip pocket nnd run his eye over the private record he had been keeping. "I've shown you how to effect n few little savings which totnl up something llko 15 per cent of your cost of produc tion nnd onerntlon." he snld. "Don't you think fra earning Tn y wages?". "Hint s jii rjciit ; rye noen Keeping tnb, loo, nmi I Snow whnt you're do ing. But you ore not beginning to earn whnt you ought to, cither for yourself the compnny," put In the chief shrewdly. And then: "Loosen up, Smith, and tell me something nbout oursclf. Who nre you, nnd where do ou come from, nnd whnt sort of n Job have you been holding down?" Smith's reply was ns surprising ns It wns seemingly Irrelevant. "If you're not too busy, Mr. Wllllnms, guess you'd better make out my time- check," he sold quietly. 'I suppose by thnt you mean thnt you li quit ucrorc you win consent 10 open up on your record?" he nssumcd. "You've guessed It," snld tho mnn who hnd sealed the book of his pnst. Agnln Wllllnms took n llttlo time. It wns discouraging to hnve his own nnd the colonel's prcflgurlngs ns to Smith's probnble stnto nnd standing so prompt ly verified. "I suppose you know the plnln Infer ence you're lenvlng, when you sny a thing like thnt?" Smith tundo tho sign of nssent. "It leaves you entirely nt liberty to finish out the story to suit yourself," he nd mltted, nddlng: "Tho bnck numbers my back numbers are my own, Mr. Williams. I'vo kept n fllo of them, ns everybody does, but -I don't have to produce It on request." "Of course, there's nothing compul sory nbout your producing It. But un less you aro what they cnll In this country a 'crooXed' crook, you aro standing In your own light. You hnvo such n stnvlng good head for figures nnd finances that It seems a pity for you to be wasting It hero on an under graduate's Job in cost-cutting. , Any young fellow Just out of a technical school could do what you're doing In tho way of paring down expenses." The cost-cutter's smile wns mildly Incredulous. "Nobody seemed to bo doing It be fore 1 enme," ho offered "No." Williams allowed, "that's tho fact To tell the plain truth, we've had bigger things to wrcstlo with; and we have them yet, for that matter enough of them to go all around the Job twice and tie In a bowknot, "Finances?" queried Smith, feeling some of tho back-number Instincts stir ring within him. Tho chief engineer nodded; then ho looked up with a twinkle In his closely sot gray eyes. "If you'll tell mo why you tried to kill Burdcll the other day, maybo I'll open up tho record our record for you." This time tho cost-cutter's smlfe was good-naturedly derisive, and It Ignored the refcrenco to Burden. You don't hnvo to open up your record for me; It's the tnlk of tho enmp. You people nre undcrcnpltnl Ized to boll It down Into ono word Isn't thnt nbout the wny It sizes up?' "Thnt is tho wny It hns turned out; though we hnd cnpltnl enough to begin with. We've been bled to denth by damage suits, Smith shook his head. "Why haven't you hired a flrst-ciuss attorney, ur, Williams?' "We've had the best we could find. but tho other fellows have beaten. us to It, every time. But tho legal end of It hnsn't been the whole thing or the biggest pnrt of it. What we nre need' lng most la a mnn who knows a little something nbout corporation fights ana high flnnuce." And nt this tho engl ncer forgot the Smith disabilities, real or Inferentlnl, nnd went on to explnln In detnll the peculiar helplessness of the Tlmnnyonl compnny ns the antag onist of the us yet unnnmcd lnnd nnd Irrigation trust, RAISING GUINEA FOWLS 13 PROFITABLE Some real opportunities come to "John Smith," but tho fear of detection and capture worries him deeply. Some big develop, menu are given in the next installment (TO BE CONTINUED.) sertlon with a tiny rutilo of val lnce at the center. A plaited Jabot of voile Is trimmed with double rows of Insertion and edged with lace to match, and the turnover collar Is tucked and finished with lace and Insertion. Grouped pin tucks are used on both tho front and the back of this blouse. Queer. Isn't It If you go out on the street arid whlft tie for your dog, every man wlthfr hoarlng will tura noum- GUINEA FOWL8 STEADILY INCREASING IN DEMAND. (From tho United States, pepartment of Agriculture; Guinea fowls, which have suffered unpopularity with farmers because of pronounced propensities for nolsc mnklng, during the sleeping hours of humans," are likely to rise above this objection Jn view of the steadily In creasing demand for their delicious flesh, In tho opinion of n poultry spe cialist of the United States depart ment of agriculture. With Enstem mnrkcts offering 75 cents to $1.50 n pnlr for these fowls, gulnen-fowl rais ing now Is a profltnble' side line on Eastern farms, and many offer oppor tunities to the comraerclnl poultrymnn In a few cases. In Formers' Bulletin 858, "The Guinea Fowl," the specialist discusses the guiñen business from tne starting of a flock to marketing the produce, which Is largely the meat. Demand Is Increasing. The Increasing demand for guinea fowls, the specialist says, comes from hotels and restaurants In the large cities, which nre nlwnys eager to buy prime young stock. These they pnrtic ulnrly llko to use ns a dellcncy In banquets nnd club dinners, guineas be ing n good substitute for game turas such ns grouse, partridge, qunll, nnd pheasant. Tho present supply comes largely from smnll farm flocks of 10 to 25 'fowls. Such flocks require little care and expense to raise; consequent ly the marketing price Is lnrgely profit And ns for that undesirable cry of the guinea fowl, the department spe cialist admits that this is a rather ob jectionable habit, but declares that; It might often be listed as an asset. It gives warning of marauders In tho poultry yard and also, backed by a pug- naclous disposition, constitutes an ef fective show of, fight ngnjngt hawks and other enemies. In fact, says tho poultryman, some farmers' raise a few guinea fowls with their turkeys and allow them to roost together so that a warning will bo Riven If nny theft Is attempted during the night Develop Private Trade. Guinea fowl ralsexs who are near tho large Eastern mnjíkets'br wno 'lave de veloped n trade fmone nrivJto custom crs are now recei vlng prices van make this Industry very profitable. Onc-Bul- trymnn nene a New England summer resort has .raised as many as 400 guinea fowls in one season, selling them in August when they weighed nbout ono pound each at $1,25 a pair. Wholesale prices in New York usually range from 75 cents to $1 n pnlr for dressed spring guineas weighing two pounds to the pair, nnd from $155 to $1.50 n pair for those weighing threo to four pounds to the pair. Old guinea fowls are not wnnted and seldom bring more than 50 or 00 cents a pair. Of the three varieties of guinea fowl pearl, white and lavender pearl Is by far the most popular. It has purplish gray plumnge regulnrly dotted or "pearled" with white nnd Is so hnndsome thnt frequently the feathers nre used for ornamental purposes, Breeding stock of the various varie ties usually sells for $2 to $3.50 a pnlr, or from $3 to $5 n trio. Eggs from purebred birds for hatching can be ob tained for 75 cents to $1 for 15. Dur ing tho last few years a limited market for guinea eggs hns developed among comlnerclnl hatcheries which have nn outlet for n few dny-old guinea chicks along with their ordinary chicks, duck lings, goslings, and turkey poults. While gulnens can be kept In the best condition upon free range, they can be confined if necessary and satisfactory results obtained. Marketing Guinea Fowls. The marketing season for guinea fowls Is during tho latter part of Uie summer and throughout the fall. At this time the demand In the. city mar kets Is for young birds weighing from one to two pounds each. At about two and one-half months of ago guineas weigh from one to one and one-half pounds, and at this size they begin reaching the markets In August. As the season advances tho demand Is for heavier birds. The usual practice In marketing came birds Is to placo them on the market unplucked, and In most mar kets guinea fowls are sold In this way. They aro moro attractive with tho feathers on and sell moro readily. When dressed the small size and dark color of tho guinea are likely to preju dice tho prospective customer, who may be unfamiliar with the bird's excellent eating qualities. For hotel and restau rant trade, however, guinea fowls should bo dressed la the samo way as common fowls. Before shipping any birds to a market It Is advlsablo to In quire of the dealer to whom they are to be shipped whether tho feather! should be removed. Removing Feathers, j If the guinea fowls are to be mat ketcd with the feathers on, nil that should be done is to bleed them by severing tho vein In tho roof of tho mouth, allowing them to hang head downward until bleeding is complete. If tho feathers are to be removed, this should be done by dry picking. Tho vein In the roof of the mouth Is severed first, to Insure thorough bleeding, nnd the knlfo then thrust through the groove In the roof of the mouth Into the brain. When the brnln is pierced the fenthcrs nre loosened by n convul sive movement of the muscles and can bo removed easily. INCREASE OF POULTRY URGED Demand Can Be Met Most Effectively by Introduction of Better Stock and Methods. (From the United Stages Department Of Agriculture.) An nppenl to poultry raisers to in crense their production of poultry, mcnt, and eggs hns bueen Issued by thd Amerlcnn Association of Instructora nnd Investigators in Poultry Hus bandry, which met recently at Am herst, Mass. These poultry experts, In a resolution, state that there will bel an unprecedented demand for breed ing stock nnd poultry products, which enn be met most effectively by -the in troduction of approved methods and better stock nnd management In each flock, Tho nssoclntlon urges pnrtlcular own ers of flocks not to sacrifice valuable chickens simply becnuse feed has be come abnormally high In price. They' point out that such a practice will tend to reduce the supply of breeding stock and lead to serious reduction in output The members of the association, who arc the experts in poultry hus bandry from the several state agríenla rural colleges and the United States department of agriculture, stand ready to help all poultry producers to get maximum results. SEE TO REPAIRS IN AUTUMN Get After Leaks and Cracks Beforo Cold Weather Sets In Damp ness Is Worst Enemy. Nothing Is much more dismal than a leaky hen house on a rainy day; the hens huddle in the light spots; the drip, drip of tho rain splashes and spreads; the-Indescribable smell of tho damp droppings permeates tho air. After a few days of such weather comes the sickly smell of roup, and the thought of getttng eggs for eating from such a place Is anything but ap petizing. Dampness quicker than cold will rob chickens of their "pep." Get after leaks before the weather turns too cold. Make the house warm without being- "close." Itemovo drop pings and scour ground from a dirt floored house, nnd scatter well-slaked lime In tho damp plnces. Bo sure that no lumps of lime remain. When the house is patched, the windows cleaned, nnd the floor renewed, the chickens becomo more alert; cheerful singing accompanies the busy scratching to which the hens betake themselves nlwnys provided they hnvo neither lice by day nor mites by night IT PAYS TO FATTEN POULTRY Agricultural Department of Oxford Academy Makes Handsome Profit on Small Flock. It pays handsomely to fatten poul try beforo killing. Last fall the agri cultural department of Oxford acad emy, New York, bought n few small chickens for 57 cents each, fed them 18 cents worth of milk and mash nnd sold them threo weeks later for $1.10 ench n gain of 02 cents. They gained one pound four ounces each, or 35 per cent, at a cost ot 14 cents per each pound of gain. WOMEN MAKING MOST MONEY Get Bigger Returns From Intelligent Care of Flock Than Men Get From General Farming. No ono will gainsay tho statement that there are some enterprising farm wives nnd daughters who nre mnklng more clear money every year from tho Intelligent care of a flock of purebred birds, and sometimes mongrels, than the husband and; father from bis gen eral farm work.