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List of letters remaining uncall ed for in the Winslow Post Office for the week ending May 30th: James Barkley Manj’ Hanson A Hankins P'rank Hollyer Charley L. Hill Frank Hamilton W. H. Keehle Van Lepeer F. H. Luck field Jos. Miller Mrs Perr H. Douglass Place Mrs Charles K. Rieger Frefi Rempp H. S. Sangren G. Stout John Yager 2 MEXICAN LIST. Jose Maria Masqueda Luis Nuanes Jose Perec a Encarnacion Robles Conductor E. A. Finney of the second district broke a tendon in his right leg while getting off the caboose at Gallup lastSatur morning and was laid up for a tew days, but is again on his run. Engineer P'rank W. Goldswor thy, accompanied by his wife, re turn'd Wednesday evening from Phoenix where they had been for the past week attending a re-uni on ot the Goldsworthy family. A1 Stevenson, the proprietor of the Forest Hotel at Adamana, was in Winslow Thursday on business. Mr. Stevenson is the host of those who go to see the petrified forest from Adamana. A party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Thurston Monday evening in honor of Miss Mary Stumps, who left for Albu querque, accompanied by Mrs. Thurston and children. Fred S. Meyerhoff, the mana ger of the Holbrook Mercantile Co , of Holbrook, was in town last Saturday. This company is now selling out its entire stock of goods. ELI TRIG OR GAoOLtNE. , ■ -J3 —; p t? ■ y j 5 pM Va ?c Vn. ii'ii Onj ’varsity football team '• - i roach this year .Mis* imple -1 should think they'd c i .in auto TRAINING THE TREE. Proper Pruning Will Give the Sym metrical Form. The pruning of the tree should commence with its planting in the or j chard and small trees are easier shaped to the ideas of the planter than large ones. The young tree should have a cen tral leader with three, or not to exceed four, main limbs. These limbs should | be from 214 to 3 feet from the ground but at different heights. If allowed to come out in a circle around the tree, the trunk is weakened there and if one of the limbs is split off the whole tree is spoiled. Where a num ber of limbs come out at the same height a basin is liable to form where water will collect and freeze and eventually make a dead spot and rot ten place. While the habit of growth of a tree cannot be changed at will, yet by cut ting the outer limbs just above an outside bud the tree can be spread . somewhat, while by cutting just above an inside but a more upright growth can be induced. While it is essential to have a cen tral leader at the start, as the tree gets older this may be done away with to a great extent and the top' made more open and spreading, which is j | desirable in spraying and gathering j the fruit, but avoid the exposing of ; bare limbs so that they will get the hot sun. Before commencing to prune a tree an experienced pruner will look it i over and adapt his methods somewhat to the needs of that particular tree and decide in a general way what treat ment it needs. If any large limbs need to be removed that will materially change the shape of the tree take them out first, then the larger branches which cross or interfere with each j other and lastly thin out the outer Properly Trimmed Fruit Tree. I part of the tree where necessary and remove the water sprouts in the cen-.) nf thp trpp While the top should be fairly open, don’t trim off all small branches from the large limbs, leaving only a few on the ends, for this destroys the fruiting capacity of the tree. Head in. such limbs as have a tend ency to grow' too high or to grow out of proportion. Avoid sharp forks, as the nearer at right angles a limb branches out, the stronger it will be ajid; the less likely to split down with a load of fruit or in heavy winds. The experienced practical pruner will not go to the opposite extreme, recommended by some authors, of cut ting all limbs off close to and in line with the larger branch, under all cir cumstances, often making a wound two or three times as large as is nec essary and making so much more ex nosed surface to heal over. The proper place to cut, in the opin ion of the writer, is close to, but jus; outside of the swell of the limb. This is close enough to retain life and makes a minimum cut surface to heal. Wounds of an inch or over in diam eter are better covered with lead and oil paint as soon as the outside is dried, but if the rough edges and loosened bark of large cuts are trimmed off with a knife they will heal over quicker. The pruning knife should always be at hand and a con venient way to carry it is to have a narrow, deep breast pocket in which it can be carried open, safely. Trees pruned in the winter or spring are apt to send out many suckers or water sprouts during the summer and many of these can be removed in June, just after starting, while they are tender, by rubbing off with the hand and thus save much work in cutting them out another year. SMALL FRUITS. This is a good month to prune grape vines. Do not de’ay. The earlier in the month the better. Sort over the fruit and vegetables in the cellar often. Remove decayed or partly decayed specimens promptly. Mulch on the strawberry bed in good shape? Keep an eye open for bare spots where high winds have blown off the covering. Replace it. Os course you resolved, the first of last month, to grow all the fruit you want to eat this year—and some to sell. Splendid resolution. Stick to it as tight as a sand-bur. Good berries may be grown on any soil. sand, clay, muck, loam, gravel, or a combination of each, provided the same b - hi lily fertilized, well j d al* ‘J a 1 * r ’’lv cultivated. WINTER EGGS. How to Manage So As to Cet Them Without Fail. When pullets intended f >r winter laying are put in their winter quar ters, see that there are t o drafts, that the floors are dry. and that the houses may be well ventilated from the south rather than from the north or west. j An excellent plan for insuring warmth is to hate heavy curtains around the roosts, and when the nights are very chilly let these cur tains down. In this way the natural heat of the fowls will be eonsi-• red, and there will be little dang • of frosted combs or wattles. For the hens that are to lay during December and January, provide a good dust bath, see that oyster shell and grit are constantly within roach, and that the fowls are supplied vith pure water and plenty of grain—wheat being best for day feeding and corn for night, especially during zero weather. Secure plenty of clover, says the Farm Journal, keep it where it will not become musty, and see that the pullets have all they will eat. Give a feed of meat scraps at least once a week and oftener, if there is a market near enough where it may be secured. Charcoal can be purchased at a hardware store, or a kiln caji be made i and any desired amount burned. Give a handful of this powdered, mixed with table scraps or mash; or it can be left in a box in thp pen, where the hens can help themselves at will. In addition to this, an occasional i cabbage can be fed; compel the fowls to tear it apart for themselves. Never feed sloppy foods in winter ' (or any other time, for that matter), j Even bran mashes are best if made as thick as possible. The surest way for a woman to get married is to become a bachelor girl. Those who wear their hearts on their sleeves are always crying “Mis ieal! ” Courtesy costa nothing, which is ■vhy some men seem to think it is worthless. 3o May im. GREEN BONE FOR FOWLS. Should Be Fed to the Laying Hens in Fall and Winter. I always save a great rr ■av scraps when butchering in the fall and for years this was the only animal food provided. The result from ibis was always the same; more eggs in Janu ary than in February, for by the mid dle of January the animal food had given out. Green cut bone is the best substi tute for insects, and if fed properly is a fair rival. An ounce a day to laying f owls is a fair allowance when fed with a proper grain and vegetable ra tion. Green cut bone is the cheapest and best poultry food known if fresh from the butcher and full of meat and gristle. Boiled or bleached bones or those from old and diseased animals should not be used. The cost of a mill for grinding the bones is not great if one has use for it, and this is really the only expense, as in some localities green bones can be secured for little or nothing. In this section, we* get them for one cent a pound in cold weather and for noth ing in summer, but in small country towns they are usually hard to get. Get mill large enough for all present and possible future needs, and one that runs by pow r er, if the farm is so supplied. If not, a hand cutter does nicely. Manufacturers are now mak ing bone cutters that run either by hand or power. The saving in grain by the use of green cut bone soon pays for the ma chine, says Orange Judd Farmer. Thus there is a saving of grain and an in crease in the number of eggs laid, which means a double profit from the hens instead of an expense during cold weather. Beef scrap, bone meal and all the other ground and dried an imal food for sale are of great value and easy to feed, but are expensive and may not always be pure goods. They may be compared with fresh cut bone as dried beef is to tender, juicy beefsteak. The qwner of a (lock of hens w T ould noi be long in deciding which he would choose for his win ter’s supply of meat. There is no single thing of such an aid to secure a satisiactory egg yield in winter as green cut bone, and it is equally valuable in aiding hens through the molting season and start ing them laying again. It is also a great aid in bringing the pullets to maturity. A SIMPLE BROODER. Correspondent of Farm and Home Tells of Or.e She Made. I put my chicks in a homemade brooder. This was a box 3x4xl ] 4 feet, with a lid about one foot wide to raise to put the chicks in. A No. 2 lantern was placed in the center in a crock of water (this to keep its oil cool) and around this I slipped the rim of a can 21 inches in diameter and about 14 inches high. Warmed sand was placed over the bottom of box, and on this I put the little chicks. For conven ience in taking out and putting in the lantern, a hole 10x10 inches was made in the top of the box over the lantern and covered with a board. Then over the whole I threw a heavy piece of carpet, large enough to cover the top and sides. The chicks se£m comfortable and warm, and sufficient ventilation gets in through the cracks in the box. There’s nothing stylish about this brooder, but it answers the purpose very well, as only four of my chicks have died and all the others seem to be doing fine. Poultry Notes. As the weather grows colder in crease the corn ration to the fowls. Ground or powdered charcoal is about the best condition powder that can be fed poultry. Don’t start any more buildings until spring,'as the frost in the ground will give damp quarters.