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The Clovis News.
A. E. CURREN, Editor CLOVIS. NEW MEXICO "Starve tli fly" U much the better slogan. Every baseball team la a pennant winner Jnat now. Women will wear smaller hats, but kata are not sold by the square foot New York's spring cleaning will cost $28,000. It will be dirt cheap at that Announcement of the centenary of the silk hat reminds ua that the good die young. No man need be devoid of pride when he can press his own trousers successfully. Even a person without much other culture may point proudly to bis ap pendlcitln scar. A California man Is breeding striped rats, but what kind of liquor he is using Is not stated. There are no new names to call the umpire, of course, but then there, are always new umpires. No wonder the man who gave his wife thirty hats failed to win her love, considering the styles. The simplified spelling board is go ing right on simplifying words that refuse to be simplified. There Is reason to think that those Zeppelin airships are dangerous con trivances to those on board. Our respect for China is consider ably enhanced by the information that the Chinese do not eat chop suey. Archaeologists announce that Egypt fought a money trust 4,000 years ago. And look at what happened to Egypt! There be those who maintain that It Ib cheaper to treat yourself to grape fruit every day than to pay doctor bills. Egypt had graft scandals, a Bertll lon system and lots of other things, including gestures that cannot be imi tated. The suggestion has been made to have the man given away, too, at weddings. It coyly done, it will be a triumph. It may be true that music makes hair grow on bald heads, despite the fact that Richard Wagner wore a skullcap. As for rabbits, turtles, guinea pigs, etc., inoculation with, some form ol germ teems to be the badge of all the tr'.e. A dispatch says "lobsters are to have state protection." 'Tie well to protect some lobsters for proper an nihilation. An' actress advises girls to wear hat pinless hats to make a bit with men. The advice is so shrewd as to be fair ly diabolical. Wife of a millionaire eloped with a butcher. Probably had extravagant tastes and wanted meat three or four times a day. An eastern woman claims she would rather be very thin than otherwise. At leaat she takes a broad outlook ol the situation. According to a Chicago professor, clothes are worn primarily for orna ment. Then how does he account foi the derby hat It is announced that a new Velasquez portrait lias been discov ered In London. But it Is not announc ed who-jiainted It. In China the breaking of a cup means an oath of brotherhood. In an American restaurant it means one from the proprietor. What has become of the old-fashioned man who used to write to the newspapers to say that "woman's sphere is at home"? Boston college girls propose organ ising a chain of don't wed clubs, but aay the membership will be limited. Limited to girls over tlxty. New York, It It reported, hat an over-abundance of apartment houses and confidence game workers Sort oi too many flata and aharpt, aa It wore. There mutt be a lot of poor shots In the old world. Dispatch says that eight out of every ten noblemen who come to America to Inveigle helreaaet to mtrrtages, fall as fortune hu liters KIND OF COWS TO BUY Animals Not Adapted to Dairying Cause Failures. To Obtain Beat Result It la BeeentUI That 8trlct Dairy Type Be Kept Deaf Value of Secondary Importance. (By . A. UARKHAM, Idaho Experi ment Station.) It la not difficult to find men. oven In the moat prosperous dairy com munities, who do not believe that dairying pays. They have tried It and failed. Some have purchased good stock, but poor management or faloo economy In housing or feeding pro vented them from getting the results they expected, but by far the largest number of these failures are due to the use of animals that -are not adapted to dairying. Those who purchase a few cows when the price of butter fat la high and sell them off when the price goes down naturally have a raUior poor opinion of the dairy business. To ob tain the best results It la essential that the animals purchased for tho dairy should be of the strict dairy type, and be made a permanent part of tho farm live stock. Those who purchase cows with tho Intention of milking them but a short time and then selling them off when the price of butter-fat drops or when tho ani mal goes dry naturally look more fcr beef producers rather than milk pro ducers. It Is impossible to build up a good dairy herd by this method. Dual-purpose animals may be used In some localities to good advantage, but to get the best results one of the special dairy breeds should be used. This does not mean thxt only thor- There la Money In Butter Making. oughbred animate abould be used, but animals that are bred for milk pro duction. A good dairy cow should produce enough butter-fat in her best days that the value of the beef may be of secondary Importance, if not entirely Ignored. A person purchasing an Implement considers first how much tervice he can get out of It and not ltt value as scrap iron when worn out Those who purchase a dairy cow should con sider how much butter-fat the will produce and not the value of her hide and carcaat. Economical Hog Trough. When rough lumber Is $18 a thou tand, a alx-foot hog trough made of two-Inch plank coats about CO centa for lumber. Labor and naila add 26 centa to the cost My hogs destroy from one to three such troughs In a year, aays a writer lu an exchange. Feed gets wasted, too, for a new trough la teldom made till the old one la poor er than It ought to be. Three trougha at the above estimate cost $2.25. An Iron trough tlx feet long costs $2.25, and will last a lifetime. Much think ing Is not needed to decide which kind of trough It the cheaper. Success Further Down. In many lnatancee the yield of gar dens can he lncreated by simply getting down a few Inches deeper with fork or spade. The French gardeners can give Americans many lessons in this respect. The toll should bo pulvertlzed, but work should not be commenced too early Plowing the ground while It is too' wet will cause the toll to pack In solid lumps. Good land la almost ru lned in this manner. Pruning Bushes. Thtt work consists of several opera lions. Heinove all the wood of four years or over. Take out all of the one year-old caneB but two 'or three. Head In the one-year-old canes that are left Head in the young laterala on two and three-year-old canes, cut offall drop ping branches, or bead them in, to as to produce an upright growth. Beware of the Dibble. The dibble Is a tool that should be hung In the attic betide the gun that Isn't known to be loaded. More plants owe their death to ltt misuse than to perhaps any other tool. PAPER POT IS INEXPENSIVE Little Device Easily .Made anal euo eooofully i8ervoo Many Purpose In i Starting Seed. Here It a llttl device, so Inexpen sive and so easily made, and wnicp successfully serves so many, purpose In starting seeds and plants, that every one should avail himself of tU help. Take a piece of stiff paper (not necessarily cardboard) and on it draw two circles, one within the other; tho outer circle should bo tlx Inches ra dius, and the Inner one three. Cut ont tho portion of paper Inside tho smaller circle, and trim to tho line of tho outer circle, thut having a Paper Pot at Two Stage. shape like a doughnut Cut this round piece of paper Into three equal area (or It may be halved for large plants). TJeo one of thete parts aa a pattern, and tut at many like It as you want On one end of tho aro cut Into the outer end, three-quarters of an Inch from tho end, a tilt half way acroet the paper; on tba other end cut tht tame from the inner edge. Then bend the atrip and lock the tilts together to hold each ether as faatenlngt to the pot The little paper pot will be bottom less and will have set In sand or toll, whichever Is to be used at ground to grow the things In, and filled as any pot, putting the seed, cutting or plant It in the usual way. The toll Into which tho pot la plunged must of course, bo kept moist When the plant It ready to bo shifted to a larger, or transplanted, the paper can be torn oft, leaving the ball of toll undltturbed, and the plant will feel no shock of removal. Many plants cannot stand trans planting by the usual way, and for, euch thete little paper pots are found! to be invaluable. Olve them a trial. H. W. M. Whltewaah In Dairy Barn. Dr. Marshall, a Pennsylvania Insti tute tpeaker, says that whitewashing: of dairy barns should be done for tho sake of general sanitation, but the main point in the fight agalnet tuberculosis It the elimination of tho dark stables and filthy stall condi tions. Where clean methods are uaed In the keeping of cowt, he adviaea tho use of a compound made from one pound of chloride of lime, and five gallons of whltewaah, which, when put on the walls and stable partitions. acts as an effective preventive of dlt- Dlteatea of Beano. The diseases of beans and tomatoes may be held In check by spraying with funglcidea. Thote of egg plants and cucumbers are more difficult -to con trol. A tick hen Is never a paying Invest ment Dry coops aro cheaper than sick chicks. For the egg eaUug habit try darken ing the nestn. . Little and aftea la a good feeding rule for chlcka. Poultry auccott dependt more on condition than on breed. Crossing breeds It a step backward In the chicken business. If chickens are worth raiting at all they are worth raising well. It la better to cut a chicken's head off than to let him eat It off. Sell, kill or confine all male birds when the hatching season Is over. Overheating Is responsible for more incubator troubles than underheatlng Feed the little chicks what they need, not what you happen to have on hand. Don't forget to have a row of sun flowers, the teedt are excellent tot poultry. Remember that water glass solution will keep this summer's eggs until they double in price. Whatever your acheme of ventila tion In tho poultry-house, lot no drafts reach tho roosts. A half pint of carbonic acid In two gallons of water makea a good disin fectant for any purpose. Removing the cause of disease It more satisfactory all around than doc toring the chicken afterward. Often the farmer who curses the hired man for leaving a thovel In the ben house lets the hem roost on the buggy top. There are tcrub people at well at tcrub poultry Rarely do you find such folks keeping or believing la purebred. s . Mr. William A. Radford will answer questions and tlve advice FREE OF COST on all subjects pertalnlnf to the subject of building, for the readers of this paper. On account of his wide experience as Editor. Author and Manufacturer, he Is, without doubt, the hlfhest authority on all these subjects. Address all Inquiries to William A. Radford. No. 17g West Jackson boulevard, Chicago, HI., and only two-cent stamp for reply. There la a wonderful difference In thla world between the boute that It simply a place to live In, with four walls and a roof, and the house which la a real home. The difference Is not to much in the houee Itself as In the combined effect or union of the house with Its surroundings. There are cer tain etylet of architecture that seem to blend naturally with shrubs, vinea and flowers. With tuch a houte any work done along the lines of amateur landscape gardening aeemt worth while, for every nook and cor ner of the yard, every flowering shrub and every tree throwing out ltt wide branches seema to add to the oozy, home-like appetence of the place. This Is one of the surest Vests we have of excellence In architectural design. Some houses never teem to be at ease, or in accord with the site on which they are built. Every ef fort to Improve and beautify the grounds tervet only to bring out the more ttrongly tho plain awkwardness of tho bouse itself, which is of neces sity tho very heart and center of the whole picture. A well-designed real dence, on the other hand, I care not whether It la a little four-room cot tage coating but a few hundred dol lars or a splendid retldence cotting many thousands, aeemt to harmonize and blend with lta natural surround ings. j In this connection It may be re marked that the use of cement plaator has done perhaps more to bring about thla desired union between the houte and grounde than any other building material. The sand, cument and grav el from which the plaster 1b made be ing from earth products teem natural ly to harmonize witU lawna and ahrub- bery. What could be more restful and Inviting than the cool, silver gray, the First Floor Plan, natural cement color, contrasting wi(u the green of a well-kept lawn and gleaming out from behind the shading trews! Such a house will need no very large amount of shrubbery decoration. The mistake Is too often made of doing too much planting about a house, completely biding its own boauttet with dente bedget and treat tssH sisWlllPffffirsUuW MssafffMlHTWrMMa i "MPvrSwP'TWMsssfl,t "-r Tmf'fllfst - 7tWMBtmhpsss ttssWj"Ti I t)CH mu r (rrCHEN H I !owr. wxiity L L - I a JLF'HJat:- Dining Rm. Snqok Hpr ii'o"xia,o" Living Rm. I II Porch icvc-xia-or 111 III planted to clota that their ahade com pletely shuts out the sunlight keep ing the honee damp and cold. It Is not only bad for the houte Itself, but It It bad landscape gardening. A smooth, well mowed lawn for the front yard, a group of th rubbery and tome flowers to the tide and one large tree In the background make a totting 8econd Floor Plan. that will bring out the natural beau ties of the houte Itself, making an in viting, home-like place and one that can bo easily kept up. The house design shown In Connec tion with this It an ideal one for auburban building, where amateur landscape gardening of a modest na- ture can be had. It la a cement ter, ttory-and-a-half ahingled roof and around doors and feet 6 inchea, oe lert on eacn no were, and more thete thingt of mere nirnt H ii ii hit Wf ill I II nwn having the tide exposure. The arrangement of thla along the most modern lines. the large sheltered porch In trance la had directly Into the airy living room, 14 by 14-6, and nook at one end. The dining-room la reached through a five-foot caaed open ing. This room la 11 by 18 feet In size and It very well lighted. French win dow! at one end open onto a terrace where the meals could be served tn hot weather. The kitchen la of con venient size and it well placed with reference to culinary requirement!. On the tecond floor there are three bedrooms, each having two good sited clothes clotett under the slanting roof. The bathroom la alto on thtt floor and la conveniently located. The coat of thlt attracUve little retldence it ettimated at $3,000, using first qual ity material! with red oak floors throughout and birch trim. Watermelon Seeds a Delicacy. Watermelon teedt are now worttr $5 gold per 100 pounds at TleuU.u, China, while pumpkin teedt art) quoted at $3.25 and $1.10 per 100 poundt, respectively, for the best and lowest qualities. Thete teedt aro aerved at Chineae dinners aa almond are aerved In America. In thete motoring days, It'a a long lace that hat no overturning. rXIrV 1 'yl BtORK UJ HVXttV SIBedRm. I " " ;