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OAT SPROUTER FOR POULTRY
Successful Chicken Raisers Beginning
to Appreciate Value of Green
. Feed in Winter.
All poultry raisers are beginning to
Appreciate the value of sprouting oats
for liens in winter. I made a sprouter
of ray own as shown in the drawing,
says a writer In an exchange. It IsT a
box 20 by" 20 inches and 30 inches
high. It is large ;nough to supply 50
to 75. hens with viprouted oats every
other day. There are six drawers In
the box, each two Inches deep with
window screen for bottoms. A is a
funnel into which warm water may be
poured ' into' the square box B which
Is full of small holes in the bottom. I
put about one-half inch of oats In
, -each pan, then pour a gallon of warm
water through a funnel, into the pan B,
-from which the water, trickles down
through the oats .in all the drawers
and finally collects in the lower pan
By REV. f. ts. . nivv Ai h.ii, ' D. D.,
Teacher of English Bible in the Moody
Bible Institute of Chicago.)
(Copyright, 1920, Western Newspaper Union)
LESSON FOR FEBRUARY 1
?ETER AND JOHN IN SAMARIA.
(May be used with missionary applica-
- tions.) :
LESSON TEXT Acta 8:4-25
GOLDEN TEXT Ye shall be witnesses
unto me both in Jerusalem, and In all
Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the ut
termost part of the earth. Acts 1:8.
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL II Kings
IT:24-3U Luke 10:33-35; John 4:1-42.
PRIMARY TOPIC Telling Others About
JUNIOR TOPIC Peter and John in a
INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR TOP
IC Three Missionaries and Their Tri
umphs. ' ' ' .-
I. Preaching the Word Everywhere
After . the stoning of Stephen the
enemies of the Lord were more active
than ever in their efforts to stamp
out the new faith. With Saul as their
leader they rushed back "to the city,
dragged from their homes and im
prisoned those who confessed Christ.
In this the-devil overreached himself,
for the believers took flight and went
everywhere preaching the word. The
time had come for the witnes.-bearing
to extend beyond Jerusalem and Ju
dea. Preaching was not confined to
the twelve. The Lord thus makes the
devil's wickedness to further his own
purpose. Frequently," In the hour of
trial. Christians see more clearly their
duty andTbestir themselves to perform
It. If Christians will not move on,
the Lord will shove them on.
II. Philip Preaching the Gospel In
Samaria, (vv. 5-13).
Hitherto the gospel had reached
only Jews; now Its scope broaden
and a Jew is preaching to Samaritans,
and Samaritans are rejoicing In tha
gospel of Christ proclaimed by a Jew.
His preaching was fruitful for multi
tudes believed hi? message. Much joy
In this Samaritan city followed the re
ception of the message. Both Samar
itans and Jews were looking for
Christ, so they were glad to know that
the Christ had come. Christ Is the
one name and person who will break
down race prejudice. In him there
Is unity and real brotherhood, for he
Is the universal man. The only hope
of the world Is Christ.
So great was Philip's success that
t1fc.No HO lYlUnlbAUL LlrTtnS baptized. Simon was a sorcerer who
by magical devices had made a great
8 reDUtation. erainlne control of manv
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of the credulous and Ignorant, so that
they regarded him as some great one
from God (v. 10). The people turned
from this somerer to the gospel of
III. Peter and John Sent to Samar-
Homemade Oat Sprouter.
3, which is water tight." D is a lamp
below the pan C and should be regu
lated so the oats in the lower drawer
will not get waimer than 85 or 90
degrees. The oats should be watered
each morning and night, with warm
The four holes In the side furnish
ventilation for the lamp. In one
week, the sprouts wiil be three to four
Inches high, and may be fed. Begin
with the lower drawer, and after feed
ing the contents refill with oats f rom
the pall E In which they have been
oaklng for 24 hours. Move the other
drawers down and put the last one
billed on top. I find one feed every
other day to be enough.
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Feathered Tribe Would Prove
Profitable as Hogs if Given
"With the same care, systematic at
tention and scientific feeding given the
poultry flocks as are ulven your hogs.
the feathered tribe would prove to be la (vv. 14-17).
as much of "mortgage-lifters" as the
four-footed beasts. Poultry will not
stand for neglect any more than your
The church at Jerusalem sent two
of its best men to encourage the work.
They discerned that the "Spirit had not
yet fallen upon the believers, so they
laid hands upon them and the Spirit
DISPOSE OF EARLY PULLETS was Siven unto them. These Samari-
Fowls Hatched Last Winter Will Molt
About January First and Should
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rruary are the ones that lay in the sum
mer and fall when the old hens are
molting. It will be well not to depend
on these' to continue laying through
the winter, however, as they probably
will molt about the first of, January
and should be disposed of at that time.
IN BLOUSES and smocks, as In
everything else that has been pre
sented so far for spring, variety
Is a most noteworthy feature of the
displays; variety In styles. In mate
rials, In design. It is probably due to
the growing demand for , "exclusive"
styles on the part of many people who
have grown exacting within the last
year or two. They appear to be
willing to pay long prices for "some
thing different." Blouse and smock
designers, therefore, are following the
lead of the milliners and excursioning
Into all sorts of by-paths that lead a
little way off the main traveled road.
But there is. room for some generaliz
ing In summing up the styles. Blouses
and smocks Interest women, much ear
lier than suits and coats for spring.
Many of the choicest ones are made at
home, and even when this Is not the
case, the assembling of. blouses for
spring and summer wear begins early
and takes time.
Short peplum styles and short
sleeves appear over the horizon for
summer wear. There are plenty of
Russian blouse models and plenty of
long sleeves the latter greatly varied
In Resign ; there are many overblousi
niqiels, there are collarless and col
IaKd models the former In the ma
Jo.y. There are tailored and there
ar untrlmmed types, but taken alto
gether It may be said that blouses and
snijeks were never more beautiful
thiu they are today.
handsome smock of georgette
croe witn a cape collar is designed
ih way to set off very prettily the
abundant embroidery in silk floss that
adp-ns it. The .collar, , sleeve and
skpt of the smock are encircled with
th work, which usually Is done in
colors, one like that in the crepe and
on! contrasting. In the smock pic
tuf ?d . the sleeves are three-quar-teig-f
length a safe choice, since
it possible to shorten them for mid
summer, and a novel feature appears
injhe narrow velvet ribbon threaded
though eyelets In the embroidery.
fcjor confining the smock at the
wftfgt Une the choice lies between nar
roV girdles of the same material as
thf garment or silk cord and tassels
llk that shown In the picture, which
setups an appropriate finish for a
struck so richly embroidered.
Styles'; in' -Children's Frocks
ated. but had not yet been filled with
the Spirit's gift. Believers should
seek the Spirit's gift at once.' for. this
will exclude the interests of the world.
The mission of Peter and" John shows
the unity of the church the mother
church gave sanction to the new work
In Samaria. Much of the work of the
modern evangelist is a failure be
cause It Is not properly followed up
by those who will Instruct and bring
the converts into relationship 'with the
IV. Simon's Wicked Request (w.
FIND MARKET FOR BROILERS 18-24-
When Simon saw that the power of
Cood Thing May Be Made of Plump
Young Chicks Weighing Three
Quarters to a Pound.'
If your farm is near a city of large
tiotels, restaurants and club houses, a
good thing may be made of plump
.young chicks, termed squab broilers.
At seven to eight weeks old when
weighing three-quarters to a pound
each they often bring as much as1 one
' dollar a pair.
Don't feed the chickens In a dirty,
It pays to watch the flock closely In
the fall, winter and early spring.
Glean the floors of the hen houses
every few days; don't allow the trash
' Perhaps some hens and pullets
would be much better layers if they
could select their owners.
Leghorns at 5 months, and the
larger breeds of Rocks and Reds at
Vi months, will begin egg production.
It Is much more economical and re-
sultful to feed a variety of feeds to
poultry, than t Is to depend- on one
or two grains.
Chemists find that eggs simply are
water, protein and ash and . that more
lian one-half the egg is water, so It
ts apparent that' sufficient water Is
Peter exceeded that which he pos
sessed and that It was received
through the laying on of hands, he of
fered money for the gift. This act re
veals the hypocrisy of thi? man. He
prof essed faith4 and was baptized, fol
lowing after them for a selfish end.
To desire and seek the gift of the Spir
it for selfish aggrandizement Is to be
guilty of Simon's sin. All traffic In
sacred things has been called "Si
mony," from the name of this sorcer
er. Peter told Simon that he had
neither part nor lot In this matter,
that he should repent of his wicked
ness and pray to God for forgiveness.
He requeued Peter to pray for him.
Simon practiced the art of sorcery
for gain and Influence. Now that he
found his profits diminishing and his
Influence waning, he endeavored to ac
quire new power. All persons who
use their religion to further their am
bitions to get gain are guilty of this
rtn. Sometimes men join the church
for business, social, and political rea
sons ; sometimes official positions are
coveted for the prestige - and power
they give. Let all who are using the
CHILDREN'S clothes for spring re
flect the same simplicity of de
sign and painstaking workman?
ship that rules in the styles for grown
people. Wherever this reaction toward
simple things came from and however
much we may welcome It in the ap-
name of the church for business pur- parel of erown People, it is even more Ltiea Into a bow, with short pointed
poses be warned by Peter's . rebuke !
Let Simon's doom be a solemn warn.
mg to all!
The Goal. ..
The goal on which Our eyes must
be set is a church that will. In Itt
own corporate life, conspicuously ex
press the Christian Ideal of fellow
ship and brotherhood, and at the same
time strive persistently to mold na-
welcome In children's clothes. Gen
tlewomen applaud it the ernnlsite
neatness and . finish that are dearer
than all else to them are the things
that give character to the new styles.
After these Items It Is noticeable that
Ingenuity In the management of details.
Is depended on to furnish, points of in
terest in the composition of garments.
There are two gingham frocks for
Utile girls, shown In the picture above.
To begin , with, ; the patterns , of the
tionai. industrial and sort! nf tn
accordance with the principles which j.Slnfham are of the simplest kinds.
are the fountain light of all its days, checks and crossbars so good that they
uuve niwuys oeen proaucea. we are
Delight In God's Work.
All great art Is the expression of
man's delight In God's work, not la
W own. Ruskln.
t and back views are pictured, la
Jlraed to a eirl from ihi- tn fwoivo
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frs old and Is made of shepherd's
chk In a light brown and white glng-
hi. xne Doaice, extended below
waistline at the front, forma
lded girdle that merges Into a sash
ens at the back. It has a rounded
sajjor collar and deep cuffs Inlaid with
plyh light brown. One of those In
genious and pleasing finishing touches
appears In the crescent-shaped pockef s.
Lor a smaller girl a pretty crossbar
gUHgham. is cut with plain bodice on
th bias of the material and skirt ou
thg straight. .A white frill about th
nqgk and white facing on the ode1
pgkets give class to this simple little
frmk. The body and skirt are set to-
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Kwr uuu a narrow oeit or the gang'
hsfjn finishes up the dress.
not running after strange gods In cot
ton fabrics this spring, but Instead a'nr
pinning our faith to old favorites.
The dress at the left of which both
No klnff or nobility or other per- :
son or class can give a government,
which is best for the people, si m-.
ply because nobody can give you
what Is best for you, for that which
Is best for you is what you work f
out for yourself. A benevolent
monarch can give his subjects ev
erything except the-vone- thing -r
needful responsibility. - ' v ' ".
The most precious, God-given
privilege of a man is his right to
make his own mistakes, to stub his
own toes, and burn his own fingers.
Only so he learns and grows. Dr. ;
Frank Crane. '
How to keep the house attractive,
the table supplied with appetizing
viands, and the
members of the
household In per
fect health has
been a problem
since the days of
Eve. With the
ty of domestic
labor, the question of getting the nec
essary work done Is becoming acute.
Good cookery and dainty meals are of
vital importance," but ho woman who
"has a soul above buttons" cares to
spend the best part of her time cook
ing. To simplify our living at less cost
bfjnergy Avithout too great loss of the
seemingly Important things Is the
need of the day.
It ts possible to have wholesome
food and attractive desserts made with
but little time. As expense must enter
into the account of 95 per cent of the
American housewife's plans It Is not
so easy to have things good. Inexpen
sive and easy to prepare, together
A steamed pudding, which may be
made just before dishing up the din
ner and allowed to steam 15 minutes,
Fifteen-Minute Pudding. This pud
ding meets all of the qualifications, is
good, attractive in appearance, not ex
pensive and is easy to prepare. Sift
a cupful of flour with a teasponful of
baking powder and : quarter of a tea-
spoonful of salt; add half a cupful of
milk ; beat well and drop a spoonful
into buttered custard cups; add a ta
blespoonful or two of canned cherries,
juice and all. or any juicy rich fruit;
add another spoonful of the batter
and place the cups in a pan. Pour In
boiling water to come up halfway on
the cups, cover .iul cook 15 minutes
without uncovering. Serve with cream
and sugar, poured round the unmolded
"It's terrible brave to'try to save
A girl on a runaway horse;
You could do that of course; .
But did you ever think of trying
To keep from crying
When you re tired and hungry and
You couldn't do that of course."
Beginning ( with soup and ending
with dessert, one may have potatoes
in every course
in the meal. One
care for such a
meal, but it Is In
teresting to note
how valuable the
potato 13 as a
Potato Cream Soup. Take a cupful
of boiled mashed potatoes; scald one
quart of milk, and two slices of onion
in a double boiler. Rub the potatoes
through a sieve, and add the milk, re
moving the. onion; put ihto a double
boiler to heat. Melt three tablespoon
fuls of butter, add two tablespoonfulj
of-flour, mix and pour some of tne hot
mixture over the thickening, and cook
until smooth. - Add to the soup with
a little chopped parsley.
Hashed Potatoes. Chop cold boiled
or baked potatoes into small jits. Sea
son with salt and pepper and chopped
parsley. For one quart of chopped po
tatoes, add three tablespoonfuls of but
ter. Beat the butter and turn in the
potatoes; stir until 'they begin to
brown, then add one-fourth cupful of
thin cream, and set back to brown on
the back of the stove. Fold like nn
omelet, and serve with the brown crust
on top. Garnish with parsley. Do not
put potatoes through a meat chopper
for this dish, as the bits should not be
at all mushy. A good hash should al
ways be chopped In the chopping bowL
Meat loaf Is much better done so, rath
er than ground ln the meat grinder.
Potato Cake. Cream together one
cupful of sugar and half a cupful of
butter substitute; add the yolk of an
egg and beat again ; add one cupful of
hot mashed potato, half a cupful of
sweet milk or . cold water alternately
with two cupfals of flour sifted with
two teaspoonfuls of baking 'powder.
Mix two squares of grated chocolate In
the hot potato before adding it to the
mixture. Add one-third of a teaspoon
ful each of cinnamon, cloves and grat
,ed nutmeg and one-third of a cupful of
chopped walnuts. Fold In the beaten
white of the egg. Bake In a loaf or
In layers. This cake will keep moist
for weeks. ,
Potato Candy, Bake two medium
sized potatoes, and while hot remove
from their skins Into a warm mixing
bowl. Mash until all j the lumps are
removed, then add three pounds of
powdered sugar, a half cupful at a
time. The amount of sugar will de
pend upon the size of the potatoes.
When thick enough to mold add flavor
ing, nuts, fruit or any color.
CLUB MEMBERS RAISE
Indiana Breeders Sell Gilts to n
and Girls in Order to Get The ""
. Started R 5ht.
.Prepared by the United f
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If good blood and good in.-,,
bred hog business the boy ;
club members in the vieiniiv
awi u, Ktmun iuuuij, 111(1., ;!l'e On fk
vu iu OUO.C33, lur me p:s
by them are of famous
j.ue pt?iie or una community
aireaay naa an opportunity to
what some of the breeders of
hogs have been doing, for several w
Known nog ureeuers live in b,
county, these men, who believe
Investing money in a few outstay!
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liiuiviuuuis uuu ruisinK nothing
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Members of a Boys' Club Receivirj
Information cn Good Points of i
the best, cooperated with the bunkers I
and the county agent in inducin: i
number of Indiana breeders to sell
some good gilts to the Benton countj
boys and girls in ordet that they might
get started right in the lw; business.
consequently the members in the pit
club at Oxford have received pip'
sired by well-known Toland China
boars, and the responsibility of devel
oping them into breeding animals not
rests with the boys and girls.
Twenty-six members are enrolled b
the club, which Is organized on the
basis of a breeders' association. Ts
eluh will elect Its own officers, and
with the assistance of the county
agent, the bankers, the breeders, ani
their parents will proceed to do busi
ness for themselves.
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Avoid hog cholera germs
Houses and Lots Should Be Arranged
So That They May Be Cleaned
and Disinfected Easily.
.Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of .Agriculture.)
Among the suggestions made by 0
United States department of agricu!
ture to minimize Hie danger 01
troduclng hog cholera genus are .Jt
Hog houses, lots, and pasture
should be located ar.ay from streams
and public highway-, and the Iiou-
and lots should be arranged so rw
the may be cleaned and disicf1
readily. They should be expoea as n
as4posjible to sunlight, which wtw
cheapest and one of the best &s'n'
fectants. Hog lots should not Le
for yarding wagons and fann mn
ments and should not be entered vwiu
team and waeon. rarticularly wleD
loading stock for shipment to market.
As further precaution no one stiou.u
be allowed to enter hog lots u&es-
there is assurance that he does an
carry Infection. Farmers and tntst
help should disinfect their shoes-Be
fore entering hog lots after returns
from public yards, sales. andJS
BEEF CALVES ARE FAVORED
Profit Assured to Farmer With Sma
Permanent Pasture and Plenty
The fanner who has a small rern,t8
nent pasture and plenty of feed ni;
find the raising of a few calves or u
beef type or the dual purpose tyj
profitable. Much will, of course.-
pend upon the calves and the metn
of raising the extra feed. There
men making, fair profit on beef
Some of these are small fanners.
LIVE STOCK NOTES
Fences la pigs; pigs is more Vl&'
more pigs la more money.
Uave the sows in good gaining '
dltion. but not fat, at breeding w
The sheep . Industry Is reCte
more attention than ever and i
that pays large dividends.
If Dies nUe up it Is a pretty
m that thev are not 'quite col
able. Make the auartert wanner.
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