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COMFORTABLE BUILDING TO
ACCOMMODATE HUNDRED HENS , . : More Important Features of Poultry House Illustrated Are Movable Roosts Automatic Ventilators and Drop Curtain Nests rib i Se vj main part." ,litt room -fa Ground Plan of Poultry House, 12x34. Key EE Movable roosts. AA Drop curtains. F Dust bath. IJU Sitting hens. O Grit box. CC Adjustable door. HH Feed and water. DD Adjustable ventilator. Ill Bins. Tho accompanying plans illustrate ii comfortable and convenient poultry house to accommodate about one hun dred fowls. The more Important fea tures are the movable roosts, which are more sanitary and more enslly cleaned than the old-style roosts with dropping boards, the automatic ven tilators, feeding arid watering rack, and more especially the drop curtain nesting system, by which nest ca pacity is doubled when setting time comes. The slides or curtains AA nre Bet back in grooves at I3H, the set ting hen is thus shut off from the re mainder of tho flock, but 6till has an opportunity of feeding and exercising as her nest opens out injo tho alley SETTING STRAWBERRY PLANTS Many people fall to get strawberry plants to grow after being set, says the American Agriculturist. Probably the chief reasons are shown at tho right and the left in this drawing. The ECONOMY IN FENCE POSTS Careful Selection of Wood and Preservative Treatment Saves Time and Money Aver aze Coat and Life. (By JOHN O. SCIIAEFER.) It has been estimated by the U. S. department of agriculture that the farmers of tho 6ingle state of Iowa use every year $1,400,000 worth of new fence posts, which cost the equivalent of $GOO,000 for setting them in the ground. Without doubt a part of this expenditure might be saved. Tho opportunity for economy is found, first, In using the kinds of posts which, taking into account both cost and durability, are cheapest in the long run, and, secondly, by treating the posts to prevent decay. When a farmer sets a post which will have a comparatively short life, ho loses not only through having to buy anew post, but also because of the additional la bor involved In setting it It Is true that in both cases no money" outlay may be Involved, for ho may set tho posts himself, after getting them from his own wood lot. Of the posts used last year In Iowa, 70 per cent., it Is es timated, were grown on the farms where they were used, or were ob tained from other farmers or wood lot owners, and only 30 per cent, were bought from lumber dealers. Never theless, the farmer is out his labor and the part of the product of hl3 wood lot which is used up, even though he does not payout any cash. The average life of a fence post is stated to bo fourteen years, and the average cost 13.7 cents. There is, how ever, greater difference In the lasting properties of different woods. Osage orango lasts more than five times as long as willow, and for length of ser vice It heads the list of po3t timbers In tho state. The comparative life of other posts Is shewn In the follow ing list, ranging from the longest period to the shortest: Red cedar, lo cust, white oak, northern white cedar (or arborvltae) catalpa, black walnut, butternut, red oak and willow. The average cost of posts varies for different woods, and for the same woods in different localities. Red cedar Is most expensive, at an average of 26 cents each, and willow the cheap est, at six cents. Taking into consideration the time i reTsTe taction J t. 7 see kmtker ttinj An way. A nest is 6tlll left for the laying hens, as indicated on section plan. The alley affords room for Incubators and brooders, where tho feed bins aro conveniently located near tho water troughs, writes Denton Steely in the Farmers Mail and Breeze. Scratch ing room Is provided with dust bath and grit or feed trough as Indicated. The house should face to tho south and have an abundance of light and ventilation. All is arranged bo that no obstructions are in the way of speedy cleaning and complicated cor ners for trash are dispensed with. AL partitions should be of wire, the floor of cement, and tho walls lathed and plastered. plant at the right Is set too deeply; that at the left too high or shallow. The correct method is shown In the center. Tho crown of the plant should be level with the surface of the ground. post will last, and the cost of buying it and setting it In the ground, the conclusion must be drawn that the osage orange post is the most econom ical in Iowa, followed by white oak, locust, catalpa, red cedar, black wal nut, butternut, willow, white cedar and red oak, in the order named Comparatively few posts of some of these woods aro used. Catalpa and butternut together do not constitute one per cent., while white oak exceeds forty per cent. From white oak, the highest, the numbers used range down in the following order: White cedar, osage, orange, red cedar, willow, black walnut, locust, butternut, and catalpa. A few posts are cut from other woods Preservative treatment Increases the life of all wooden posts and more than doubles the period of usefulness of those which are mostly sapwood. The $2,000,000 spent yearly by Iowa farmers In buying and setting fence posts might be materially lessened by put ting Into practice the well-known meth ods of wood preservation. It costs much less to treat a post than to buy a new one and set it in the ground, and in addition much wood could be saved for other purposes. The depart ment of agriculture has made a special study of practical methods of preserv ing farm timbers, so that It is able to inform Interested inquirers how to do this for themselves. Introduction of New Plant. But few farmers have any idea of the great work our government is do ing in the way of introducing new plants and fruits from the old world into the United States. During the last fiscal year more than 2,000 seeds and plants were brought in. The de partment of agriculture has explorers constantly on the lookout for all kinds of plants and fruits that seem capable of good yields in our own country. They are picked up especially in Man churla,. Korea and China. There are specimens from wild apricot trees ten feet in diameter. There are wild grapes and wonderful persimmons and bush cherries and other curious and valuable specimens that most of us never dreamed of. Water for Stock. Water is cheap, but it Is a neces sity for sustaining the life of tlx stpek. Laying hens need plenty of pure water, for an egg U about SO parti water. CHOICE APPLE DISHES RECIPES FOR FIVE . DESSERTS THAT ARE DELICIOUS. Gateau, Buttered and a la Paysanne Are Simple Apple Cream , and Souffle Require Somewhat More Elaborate Cookery. Gateau of Apples. Stew five or six largo npples, peeled and cored, with one cup Bugar, juice and grated rind of a lemon; stir until they are a thick, dry marmalade; turn into mold and leave till cold. Serve with boiled cus tard and whipped cream. Buttered Apples. Pare and core some apples without breaking them; put half a pint of water and' a cup sugar on to boll; let boll up once" or twice, then simmer the apples care fully until tender; lift out gently and arrange on a dish; place a email piece of butter on each and a little apricot jam on top; pour the sirup round Apples a la Paysanne. Butter a pie dish, peel as many apples as will go in the dlsh core them, and put a little butter in each; pour one-half pint wa ter and one glass cherry brandy. Bake one-half hour and serve with powder ed sugar. Apple Cream. Peel and core six large apples, stew with a little water ounces of raisins and the grated rind of a lemon till quite 6oft. When cold add a glass of sherry and put in a pie dish; beat the whites of three eggs very stiff, add a little sugar, spread it over tho apples, and bake in a slow oven. Apple Souffle. For this pare and slice six or seven good juicy apples and stew In. a closely covered jar with out a drop of water, then beat to a pulp and add two tablcspoonfuls of fresh butter and ono cup sugar. When cool whip In the yolks of three eggs; whip up the whites (an extra white is an improvement) very stiff and whip Into the pulp along with ono cup of fine bread crumbs; flavor with nut meg, cloves, or grated lemon rind; beat all lightly until it looks like frothed cream; bake in a buttered dish in a moderate oven for nearly an hour; keep dish covered until within ten minutes of serving to prevent crust forming. Serve hot in dish it was baked in. Servo with lemon or custard eauce. HOW LACES MAY BE CLEANED White Waist3 Should Be Put In Solu tion of Pure Soap and Stiffened With Gum Arabic. White waists badly stained wltn perspiration can be cleaned by put ting them in a strong solution of cas- tilo or any pure scap, then placing in the direct sunlight until tho yellow 13 withdrawn. To make the solution, shave one bar of soap and dissolve this in one to three quarts of hot water. The dirt is removed from the lace not by rubbing, but by washing up and down in a new soap solution, and it is then thoroughly rinsed In two cr three clear, warm waters. The lace is next stiffened in weak gum arable water one or two kernels to one pint of water. The gum arable is added to warm water and placed over hot water until dissolved. It is well never to wring lace, but rather to squeeze the water from It. To dry tho lace It la pinned on a woolen blanket, or pad, which has been securely fastened to a table. Each point is firmly pinned and tho lace is left until perfectly dry. Much may bo done to ward giving the effect of new lace, If each point is not only carefully pinned out, but when dry, picked out with the fingers. Silk laces are cleaned by brushing or rolling In corn meal, or magnesia. Tho dirt adheres to the flour, or pow der, leaving the lace clean. When treated in this way, laces need more frequent cleaning, but appear more like new ace. Yellowed, white silk laco may be steeped in a hot bath of milk and borax 'and bleached in the Eun. A Convenient Knife-Sharpener. There is one very effective way of sharpening a knife always at hand. The rough, unglazed bottom of a jar offers a fine substitute for a whet stone. Just hold a jar of any size up side down and pass the cutting edge of a knife back and forth over the bottom a few times, turning first one side, then the other. You will be pleased with the result. Woman's Home Companion. Peas, French Style. Put a good piece of butter in sauce pan. Drop peas In dry; add two or three green onions, a few chives cut up small; rait and pepper to taste, one teaspoon of sugar, one head of let tuce chopped fine, one cup of water. Put back on stove, cook till done. Unusual Salad. One-half dozen bananas diced, one cucumber diced or celery may be used, one cupful seeded white grapes, halves, one-half cupful English walnut meats, chopped fine. When just ready to use your mayonalse dressing over all and serve. It is very pretty and may be made to look nice by placing tho grapes on top. To Keep Cheese. Cut and put in glass fruit jars, screw tops on tightly and it win n?ver ge. hard or mouldy. Tho Kidnoy Guro Without a Failure The Positive Cure That Revolutionizes Treatment of Kidney Diseases, Rheu matism and Bladder Trouble. These statements era not exagger ated. There Is no necessity In doing so, because every man and woman suf fering from kidney or bladder trou bles, or rheumatism can prove it with in 24 hours by retting a free package of Dr. Derby's Kidney Pills at any drug store. Dr. Derby's Kidney nils are ahead of. the times, the only kidney and blad der treatment that makes good Us strongest statement. Get a free pack age at your druggist's and see If we have said a hundredth part of what these little wonderworkers do. Now listen, sufferers, don't get ex cited. Just lay away all your present treatments for your kidneys, back or bladder. If you have pain in the back, profuse or scanty urination, colored or foul urine, rheumatism anywhere, dia betes, pain in the bladder or terrible Brlght's disease, JUBt get a 2Cc pack are of Dr. Derby's Kidney Pills at your druggist, and see the difference In yourself in 24 hours. If you think this is too good for you to believe. Just ask your druggist for a fre snmnle package and try it. Remember, Dr. Derby's Kidney Pills 25 and 60 cents. We will send them from the laboratory of Derby Medicine Co., Eaton Rapids, Mich., if you wish. They are safe, guaranteed. ROMANCE OF. COLD WEATHER Man Saves Two Lives but Subsequent Lionizing Is Much to His Disadvantage. Two lovers were strolling along a canal bank on the outskirts of Paris the other day when the woman sud denly ran from her companion and threw herself into the water. Though, but a bad swimmer, her companion at onco Jumped In to rescue her, but ho was unablo to do so, and both were in peril of drowning. At this mo ment a stranger came along, and see ing tho struggling couple, bravely jumped In and succeeded In bringing both the man and the woman to the bank, where they were soon revived. A cheering crowd assembled to con gratulate the rescuer who, however, showed great reluctance to be lion Ized. Ho was quickly walking away when two policemen came on the scene and Insisted that the name and address of so brave a man should be taken. Their surprise was great when they found that the gallant rescuer was a burglar for whom the police were anxiously searching. Ho was taken into custody and will be brought up for sentence. It is expect ed that the gallant rescue will lead to his dismissal, or at least to a re duction In any sentence that might otherwise havo been passed on him for his less heroic deeds. SCALES ALL OVER HER BODY "About three years ago I was af fected by white scales on my knees and elbows. I consulted a doctor who treated me for ringworm. I saw no change and consulted a specialist and ho claimed I had psoriasis. I contin ued treatments under him for about six months until I saw scales break ing out all over my body save my face. My scalp was affected, and my hair began to fall. I then changed doctors to no avail. I went to two hospitals and each wanted to make a study of the case and seemed unable to cure It or assure me of a cure. I tried several patent medicines and was finally advised by a friend who has used Cutlcura on her children since their birth, to purchase the Cutlcura Remedies. I purchased a cake of Soap, the Ointment and the Resolvent After the first application the itching was allayed. "I am still using the Soap and Oint ment and now feel that none other is good enough for my skin. The psor iasis has disappeared and I every where feel better. My hands were bo disfigured before using the Cutlcura Remedies that I had to wear gloves all the time? Now my body and hands are looking fine." (Signed) Miss Sara Burnett, 2135 Fltzwater St, Philadel phia, Pa., Sept 30, 1910. Cutlcura Soap (25c) and Cutlcura Ointment (50c) are sold throughout the. world. Send to Potter Drug & Chem. Corp., sole props., 135 Colum bus Ave., Boston, for free book on af fections of the skin and scalp. A Sign. "Is your wife still treating you coldly?" "Is she? Gave me ice pudding for dinner." Important to Mothers) Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for Infants and children, and see that It Signature cZtxZ&lC In Use For Over 30 Years. 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