THE G&ROLI lift VATCH MAIl.
A, W. WjdfeoofE h8 moved, to
127 y.S. Main street where he will
disw?se of the rest of his stock.
Yesterday th& Simpson-Peacock
Co. moved its quarters- oyer, to
the; building formerly occupied by
jhb. n. Mckenzie.
Caldwell Prppst, who has been
with the drug firm of Cprnelison
& Qook, has gone, to New. ,Yqrk.
He experts to resume his medical
It is said that a number of per
sons .of. Salisbury township have
nptv yet listed . taxes. This may
ooc&sion inconyeniepoe and ex
pense to. the forgetful ones.
Rev. A. N. Perryman, pastor of
the Presbyterian church at
Marion, .N; C, - preached Sunday
attht Firsi Presbyterian church
here. Rsv Byron Clarke, the
pastor, is able to be out, but the
condition of his throat wll not
permit him to preach.
The Salisbury Drug Company
' has moved into handsome quar
ters in the Empire block on Smith
Conductor Jones, of the South
ern, who had one of his feet pain
fully injured recently, while
boarding his train, is not yet able
to resume his duties..
M. A. Shank, who went down
to attend the Charlotte conven
tion, was called home last Friday
by the illness of Mrs.. Shank.
The lady has since improved.
O. P. Pickett, of Lexington,
formerly with the Salisbury Dry
Goods Co., is now connected with
the business of D. Oestreicher as
Judge Boyd has signed an order
adjudging S. Goodman a bank
rupt. This was done opon the
petition of Mr. Goodman.
The Odd Fellews held a memo
rial service Sunday afternoon at 4
o'clock in the tent, Rev. J. A. J.
i- tttnugijvjii pioauuiug bus anuua 1
North Mam street is being im
proved by new sidewalks. They
were certainly greatly needed.
Dave Oestreicher left last week
for a several weeks' visit to Eu
rope. Messrs. Adams & Bell have
opened offices in the Empire block
and will conduct an insurance
and real estate business.
Jas. R. Dry, who has been in
quite bad health for sjmetime,
was some taken to the eanito
lium several days ago.
W. Thomas Bost, of Durham,
was in town a short while this
The announcement is made of
the marriage in Norfolk last Tues
day of J. E. Bolich, of this city.
W.'A. Julian, of Spencer, was
in the city Saturday. He says
Borne one entered his home one
day last week and stole 91 cents
in money and a good pair of shoes.
He thinks he knows the thief.
Arnold Snider and L. A. Rainey
have disposed of their interest in
the Simpson-Peacock Grocery
Company to their partners. The
business will be continued by
Messrs. Simpson and Peacock.
Death of Mrs. Brinson.
Mrs. Kittie Brinson died at the
home of her son, S, M. Brinson,
of Newbern, on lasfc Monday eve
ning. The deceased was a mother-in-law
of Mrs. S. M. Brinson,
who was Mies Ruth Scales, of this
city, and a sister of Mrs. Richard
Henderson. Death was the result
of naralvsis. Mrs. Brinson was
69 years of age.
Cards have been sent out bear
ing the following announcement
which will be of interest to many
friends all ovfr North Carolina
and in numerous other states :
"Mr. and Mrs. John Steele
Henderson request the honor of
your presence at the marriage of
their daughter, Elizabeth Brown
ricrer. to Mr. Lvman Atkinson
on' : -
Cotten, Lieut. United States
Navy, on the afternoon of Thurs
day, the,16th of of July, 1908, at
6 o'clock, Saint Luke's church,
Salisbury, North Carolina."
The wedding will be followed
by a reception at the home of the
bride's parents on the outskirts
of the city after which Mr. and
Mrs. Cotten will leave for an ex
tended bridal tour.
. Harbison, Samuel R., died at
his home Sunday morning, in the
southern part of the citv. He
had been ill but a day or two and
his. death came as a great surprise
to,h i many friends. He was 80
years of age and was probably
known, by sight at least, to every
inhabitant of Salisbury. At one
time he was quite wealthy, but un
fortunate investments and other
accidents took from him nearly
all of his estate. He was confirm
ed in St. Luke's Episcopal church
64 years ago, and has been a
worthy and honored member of
the church since that time. Since
the establishment of St. Paul's
church on Chestnut Hill, Mr. Har
rison had been closely identified
with that, the locality of the
church making his attendance
The funeral was held yesterday
morning at 10 o'clock at St. Paul's
church, Rev. F. J. Murdoch, D.
D., and Rev. L. W. Blackwelder,
officiating. The Royal Arcanum
and Odd Fellows, of which or
ganizations the deceased was a
member, were well represented at
McKenzie, Thos Jethbo, died
at the horns of his mother, Mrs.
Elllen McKenzie, on West Fulton
Street at 10 o'clock last night,
after an illness of six weeks with
dropsy of the; heart. Mr. McKen
zie" was 37 years of age and leaves
a mother and little girl, two sis-
sters, Miss Edith, of Salisbury,
and Mrs. C. M. Sumner, Licoln-
m ; and four full brothers : Rev.
B. F. McKenzie, now in South
Dakota; E. B. McKenzie, of Bos
ton ; Dr. W . W. McKenzie, and
Julian McKenzie, of Salisbury,
and a half-brothr, Jas. H. Mc
Kenzie, of Salisbury. Mr. Mc
Kenzie belonged to St. Mary's
Episcopal church, of which he was
a vestryman. The services will
be held from his late residence
tomorrow afternoon at 8 o'clock
and the intermenTw!H take place
at St. Mary's cemetery. Rev. F.
J. Murdoch officiating. The pall
bearers will be: W. G. Watson,
N. W. Collett, C. L. Nussman, H.
L. Smith and Branch Craig. Mr.
McKenzie was a splendid young
man and will be greatly missed by
a large circle of friends and rela
Sawyer, James, a young man
who had been ill for some time,
died Friday afternoon at his home
on East Henderson street. The
funeral was held at Franklin on
Garrett, Mrs. Sophia, died last
Wednesday morning at her home
in Oxford, typhoid fever being the
cause of death. A number of of
Spencer relatives were with Mrs.
Garrett when she died. The re
mains were brought to Spencer
and taken from there to Jersey
church in Davidson county, where
the interment took place.
Mrs. Lash Dies.
Mrs. W. A. Lash, of Greens"
boro, a sister of N P. Murphy, of
this city, died last Thursday morn
ing. The Greensboro Record of
the 26th has the following regard
ing the death of the lady : .
Mrs. Annie Eliza Lash, wife of
Dr. W. A. Lash, died this morn
ing at 10:30 o'olock at her home,
305 North Elm Street, after a
lingering illness which developed
into typhoid fever last Friday,
The funeral will be held from
the late residence tomorrow after
noon at 4:30 o'clock, the services
being conducted by Rev. Sanders
R. Guignard, rector of St. An
drew's Fpiscopal church of which
the deceased had been a devoted
member for several years.
Mrs. Lash was a daughter of the
late James Murphy, of Salisbury,
and was born in that place a' out
fifty years. Besides her husband,
she is survived by two brothers,
Capt. Murphy, of Salisbury, and
Robert Murphy, of Walnut Cove,
and one sister, Mrs. Henry Lipps,
of New York, About thirty years
ago she was married-to Dr. Lash
and there are no children."
Spencer Official Injured.
While driving in this city a few
days ago, Mayor Thomas, of Spen
cer, and his son, were the victims
of a painful accident. The horse
became trigntened at a passing
automobile and ,ran down an em
bankment. The occupants of the
vehicle were thrown out and the
horse fell upon Mr, Thomas. The
oouple were removed to their
home. Their injuries, while very
painful are not regarded ajjerious.
Judge Pritcb.ard. has . made an
order setting July. 7th. as phe date
for the bearing of petition in the
case of Brown J& Co,, against the
Whitney Power Company, which
was some time ago placed in the
hands of the receivers. The order
cites the Whitney Company re
ceivers, the Bankers' Trust Co.,
and others interested to appear
and show cause, if any, why the
company should not be placed in
bankruptcy. Ai number of con
cerns wero admitted as parties to
the suit by order of Judge Pritch
ard. They; include the Yadkin
Electrio Campany, Yadkin Land
Company, Yadkin Mines Consoli
dated Company, Barringer Gold
Mine Company, Rowan Granite
Company and the Yadkin and
Virginia Land and Improvement
Company. Asheville dispatch.
Mr. Clement's Defeat,
There is quite an interesting
and lengthy story conneoted with
the defeat of Hayden Clement,
Esq., for the nomination for the
office of Attorney-General. It
appeared from developments at
the convention that Mr, Clement
had to contend against a number
of unknown and unanticipated
forces, all of which combined to
defeat him. It is useless to go
into details at this time, and it is
only neceseary to say that Mr.
Clement and his friends conduct
ed the campaign in an open,
manlywaynd. have nothing to
be ashamed of. Of course defeat
is not pleasant, but Mr. Clement
is a young man with a bright fu
ture before him and he will be
heard from again when the clouds
roll by. He has made many
strong friends since assuming the
duties of his position as assistant
attorney general, not alone on ac
count of his recognized ability,
but because of high character and
pleasing personality. Here's to
better luck next time.
Tent Meeting Closes.
The revival meetings held in the
tetftt for the last two weekB, came
to a close with the services of
Wednesday night. The meetings
have been conducted by' Rev. E.
K. McLarty, of the First Metho
dist church and Rev. R. E. Neigh
bour, pastor of the First Baptist
church. The meetings were at
tended by large and interested
congregations and it is believed
that much good has been accom
plished through the efforts of the
gentlemen named, to lead people
to a higher and better plain of
The tent has been taken to Al
bemarle where Mr. Neighbour will
conduct a similar meeting. Mr,
Ruby will go to Albemarle and
handle the musical part of the
Collegiate Institute of Mt. Pleasant,
The officers of this well known
home institution have issued a
handsome catalogue, setting forth
concisely, but thoroughly, just
what the school purposes to do fcr
pupil. Therein no boasting, but
just a plain, business-like state
ment which is of interst to those
who are seeking a school of this
character. The catalogue says
anicng other things :
"The Collegiate Institute has
established a reputation for good
work. It offers what young men
need thorough, conscientious in
struction and careful oversight.
The graduates of the Institute
enter the Junior Class of leading
Colleges without examination,
and take high rank. Her ex-stu
dents and graduates have been
winners of medals, scholarships
and honors in five of the leading
colleges of the South in very re
cent years more honors have
been won by graduates of the In
stitute in proportion to number
than of any otlir school in the
Carolinas, The Presideut of one
of our leading colleges says:
"Our best material comes from
your school." We are adding
new features greatly improved
library facilities, a broader course
of study, additional teaching
fore?, modified military system of
goverment, College Glee Cmb and
Orchestra which will further in
crease the attractiveness of the
curriculum and the efficiency of
Those who are at all familiar
with this institution and the great
work it is dciug in the education
al field, will agree that it claim g
are modestly, but none the less
forcibly set forth, and one the
beauties of the matter is that the
school does all it claims to do.
Full information may be obtained
by addressing J. P. Miller or G.
F. McAllister, Mt. Pheasant, N. .0 .
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Government Experts Claim That Iron
Sulphate WW Destroy Them.
At last weeds , may, be ' eradicated
'without the trouble of pulling them up
by hand at the expense of time and an
aching back. The magical eradlcator
of these pests of the gardener and
farmer is sulphate of iron or green
vitriol. This - will shrivel up the rank
growths, while the grass Will thrive.
The sulphate, which comes In the
form of green crystals, is dissolved in
water "for application to the pernicious
weeds. A couple' of pounds to the gat
ldn is said to be1 about the right quan
tity to settle the fate of the most de
termined lawn dandelion that erows.
Wild mustard requires a stronger .dose,
and the farmer who goes on the War
path after this, common destroyer Is
advised to use from 75 to 100" pounds
of the stun for each fifty-two gallons
of water and then go forth for a
The solution is not to be applied
with an ordinary sprinkling can. It
probably would' eat the can with more
avidity, than It eats weeds . even. A
spraying machine is necessary. The
introduction of Mr. Sulphate to Mr.
Weed is performed in the tender youth
of the latter, when he is unsophisticat
ed and about four inches high. The
presence of a good, bright sun is said
to help the matter along, and if it hap
pens to be in the early morning when
the dew is still on the ground, why, so
much the better. The sulphate works
in a slow and leisurely fashion, and
for the first day or so the intruders
continue to stand up and pretend they
like It On the second day, however,
they lose heart and ambition. They
become mourning weeds, the chief
mourners at their own funeral.
The process has been tried on the
wheatfields at the North Dakota ag
ricultural experiment station as well
as In .flax culture in Minnesota. Some
remarkable results are said to have
been obtained at the Cornell university
experiment Station at Ithaca, N. Y.
Sulphate is said also to have establish
ed its usefulness in the oat fields of
IN THE SMOKEHOUSE.
A Device For Adding to the Conven
ience of the Structure.
A method of- hanging the meat in a
smokehouse without reaching up or
using a ladder Is shown in the accom-
PULLEY FOR HANQXSa MEAT.
panylng illustration. The smokehouse
may be of any shape, but it should be
provided with cleats fixed to the sides,
upon which the hanging bars rest
A pulley is fitted inside to the top of
the building, and a hoisting rope is
passed over it The hanging bar Is
fastened to the rope by two spreading
ties, so that It will not easily tip when
loaded. The hams and meat are hung
upon the hooks fixed in the bar, and
the whole Is hoisted to the cleats,
nucu luk uai 10 swung aiuuuu bu uiau
the" ends rest upon the cleats. The
rope 1$ then released from the bar by
means of a small rod, and another bar
may be' loaded and raised In the same
A Great Combination.
To the poultry yard let us add the
orchard. They work in perfect har
mony. They supplement each other
perfectly, and the orchard can be plan
ned to be the main thing in the future
or permitted to remain always In sec
ond place, according to one's predilec
tions. Poultry, besides being money
makers, are to the orchardist money
savers. They are of great value, inas
much as they destroy myriads of In
sect enemies, many before they are
born Into their fruit destroying stage
of development They are death oh
borers; hence are time savers, for bor
ers let go for man only by strong per
suasion. They furnish much fertilizing
material and keep down weed growth.
They eat fruit falling from Insect at
tack and destroy the pests. Therefore
from every point of view fruit and
poultry is a great combination. H. B.
Tops of Fenceposts
The tops of fenceposts should be cut
slanting, ' preferably with an ax, so
that rainwater will not remain on
them. When they are cut with a saw
the pitch should be greater, especially
In posts in which there Is a marked
difference in hardness between the
spring wood and the summer wood.
Rutabagas seeded sd early that they
make their main growth during the
hottest weather are as a result aptto
be hard and fibrous. Eow from the
last of June to July 15, says a Minne
sota farmer, if you want them tends
Want 1be Road CGmpIe;8d.
Residents along the Gobble mill
road have prepared a petition 'to
the county commissioners asking
that the work on te road 'be
finished before the chain gang is
moved elsewhere. Supt. Garter
has been working his gang on the
road for some time and all of tihe
road but about a mile has been
macadamized. The road force'
having been ordered down lhJe
Cringle Ferry road, those interest-
ed will try to keep the gang where
it is until the work there is' done.
It is stated,, that the portion of
the road still to be finished is a
most important part of the work
and it is not considered wise
policy to. leave Tit in this unfinisb
ed condition. It is said also that
the petitioners have subscribed
rsomewhee, aoout $200 to assist
the county commissioners in pay
ing forjthis work.
i GATEWAYS AND FENCES,
How the Farm or Garden May Be
Cheaply and Picturesquely Inclosed,
The appearance of a f arm means' a
great deal to the owner if he ever
wishes to sell it Good fences, fresh
paint, orderly yards and neat farm
buildings count for profit Buyers are
more likely to" take an attractive look
ing' place than an ugly one and are
willing to pay more for It than for one
which is run down. A well kept farm
has ' ah appearance sf ' prosperity
PLAN OF BUSTIO GATE.
which cannot but make its impression'
on the prospective buyer. Even when
there is no question of a sale an air of
thrift is a good investment, for it
adds to the consideration in which the
owner Is held in the community.
Farm fences should be kept in good
condition for reasons of economy, if
nothing else. The most picturesque
fences for farm or garden are of rough
posts. They may be made attractive
enough to serve for the house and gar
den, as may be seen by examining the
illustrations, which suggest a new
style for a gate and fence.
This rustic gateway, which was
built at a small cost may be worth
imitating, modified, of course, to fit
the surroundings. This one is between
two cedar trees, and from it a wind
ing path leads to the house. The cuts
give an idea as to how the gate is
made. The two uprights and the
crosspiece on the top are of locust
All the rest is of cedar. Parts of the
smaller branches have been left on the
pieces that go to fill up the gate. A
gateway like this would not prove ef
fective against pigs or chickens, but
would turn larger animals. It is not
only cheap and durable, but decidedly
attractive because so perfectly In har
mony with its surroundings.
Soaking the lower ends of posts in
crude petroleum and then burning it
off, thus driving the hot oil into the
wood while charring the outside, has
given the best results In preserving
pitch pine posts. Posts which were
treated sixteen years ago before set
ting and were recently taken up were
j m gQod coMitioil.
Those treated as
above were all in practically sound
condition and good to last fifteen to
twenty years longer. If properly done
this treatment seemingly would make
good posts last Indefinitely.
Various methods of treatment were
tried. Posts merely soaked in crude
BUSTIO GATE. AND FENCE.
petroleum gave next .best results.
j while those treated with tar in a simi
I lar manner to petroleum stood next
! In each case v the posts were set two
feet deep and were treated to a Iielght
of twand a half feet
Points In Gardening.
There Is little danger of making the
soil too rich for a vegetable garden.
The use of hand tools is unnecessary
in the preparation of a seed bed If the
soil is worked at the proper time.
The labor of hand weeding may be
reduced to. a minimum by planting in
freshly worked soil only, tilling close
to the rows early in the season and
permitting no weeds to ripen their
The use of a wheel hoe saves labor
In the care of a garden even when
much of the tillage is to be done with
Dodder In the Clover.
A dodder. infested stand of clover or
alfalfa may safely be allowed to pro
duce a crop of hay or be used for pas
turage or for soiling provided the crop
Is removed before the dodder mgduees
seed. Plowing should follow immedi
ately after the removal of the crop;
otherwise mature dodder seeds will be
buried and possibly prove troublesome
on again being brought to the surface;
Give a boy a garden patch an his
own and a few tools, and he will take
pride making it a success if he has
ground worth' anything. "
Working the soil while it is too wet
or soggy la not good for It 1
' 1 i'",. , . . 5 $ MM
Machinery Has Made Them Lighter
- Than They Were -For His Father.
The modern farmer wears a White
collar and suspenders and 'store
clothes. But the most remarkable .-de-1
velopment in agricultural evolution Is 1
TTiis marvelous ingenuity displayed in
the application of mechanical power
to Jhose tasks that were formerly
performed by hand. Farm handicraft
now consists of the ability, coupled
With the inclination, which is seldom
absent to apply direct pressure to a
hutton and allow the machine to do
Hhe rest A visit "'to a well appointed
"western farm will convince the most
'skeptical that the vogue of brawn has
passed, except in the field of mere
football or perhaps wrestling contests.
' On a recent visit to such a farm the
" caller was informed that the proprietor
was in the barn cutting seed potatoes.
He found that the seed potatoes were
being cut all right hut the farmer
I was not stooping in the old time posi-
j Hon, Indicative of great bodily pain In
the middle region, while lacerating the
Juicy spud with a jackknife. . "
A machine of formidable appearance
was planted under a hopper full of po
tatoes. There was. a great gnashing
of teeth, and the sliced potatoes fell
from the Jaws in a continuous stream.
The farmer dipped a handful of the
cut potatoes from the bag" and counted
the damaged eyes to determine the;
percentage of loss and thus arrive at
an estimate of the quantity of seed
required to plant a given area. He
said the computing machine was at the
oflice and he hadn't time to go after
it But he seemed tq have more time
than anything in sight
That part of the barn devoted to the
live stock was occupied by several
sleek cows, but the - caller looked in
vain for his boyhood enemy, long since
forgiven the familiar milking stool.
The farmer called his attention to a
machine that had just appeared as if
by magic at an aperture in the wall.
A carrier mounted on a cable stretch
ed from the barn to the house had
conveyed ;the machine to the cattle
stalls. It had been to the sterilizing
room to be scalded.
The farmer set the machine at the
back of the first stall, attached the
rubber hose to the profit producing
part of the milk cow, depressed a
plunger on top of the machine, and the
siphon did the work automatically by
forced feed. This process was repeat
ed on every cow that seemed to give
promise of yielding an unearned incre
ment, and then the farmer looked satis
fied. But the animals displayed no In
terest in the machine. The product of
this machine had the peculiar creamy
tint characteristic a farm grown milk,
but when tested in a machine called a
separator it assayed 65 per cent city
milk, the remainder of the output be
ing butter fat The separator was
planted in the sterilizing room, where
every conceivable convenience for
handling dairy products was installed.
All of these appliances were operated
by a machine planted in an adjoining
room and connected by belting with a
line shaft The people referred to this
latter machine as the "power," but it
was really a gasoline engine. It smell
The place was stocked with machin
ery specially designed for the perform
ance of every function that the farm
er formerly accomplished with his
hands, except voting. The political
machine is not much in favor in the'
A California Experiment Interesting
to All Melon, Growers.
The experiment of growing canta
loupes under muslin canopies so that
they may be ready for the market two
or three weeks before those grown in
the ordinary way has been successfully
made in California. The cantaloupes
were planted in the usual manner, so
far as hilling and spacing were con
cerned, but over each hill there was
stretched a canopy of white muslin
about the size of a man's pocket hand
kerchief. Two arched wires were used,
crossed over the melon hill somewhat
like the center wicket in a croquet
ground. The ends of these wires were
sewed to the corners of the muslin
squares and the wires then thrust firm
ly into the ground so as to secure the
canopies and prevent the wind blowing
them away. These protectors cost
complete about 8 cents each.
The melons responded to the genial
warmth thus engendered and the pro
tection from the winds and frost
Where Dodder Has Been Seeded.
Where dodder has been seeded with
clover or alfalfa its presence will be
indicated by the appearance of more
or less rounded, spreading areas in
which the plants are dying down, and
if examined at close range the thread
like twining stems of the dodder will
be found covering them. These areas
can be readily seen even at some dis
tance, as they present a yellowish or
light orange colored appearance. When
discovered the plants within this area
and for a couple of feet beyond should
be cut, allowed to dry and burned, or
straw may be spread on these spots
and burned to destroy the dodder and
prevent its forming seeds.
"Toad anrt lnctt-fe
Toads will eat some bugs and worms f
that many birds will not touch, such
as rose bugs, hairy caterpillars, etc
They also take care of the night flying
ana morinc ir.SWVfa anA wnrmo TVinrr
prefer one place as a hunting ground
and so keep that place in a good meas
ure free from insect life, says a writer !
In Farm Journal. They are next in
value to the birds as insect destroyers,:
and one cannot have too many of them.
In the garden.
Dp. J.ti1. TJeel,
Over Davis & Wiley Bank.
am to I p m
to 8 p m .
M la Economy to Build Them Neatly
and of Good Material.
As poultry- houses on farms have
to be repaired often as a general rule,
would it not be better to build more
substantia ones at first and save the
.trouble and expense of" continuaHjrlnT-' -
proving them? 1 '.Let us consider this',
matter. The uTenter usually thinks,.,
that any kind of wood will do for V
henhouse, and in that he is much" mis
taken. ----- Only the weil 'seasoned-woo4-..
should be, used, for when the damp
days arrive, the house having 4io heat :
in it, the boards? wlH shrmk-and ex-...
pand until they are omX, of shape more .
or less, and then there are crafeksr to
contend with, f Use the best : wood! Jo:
the first place. .. .. i.
Another point worth considering Is
that of planing the boards that are to
COOP WITH SLIDINO "DOOB. '" "
be used on the inside of the liouse. It
will take very-Utfele . more . time, and
they are then, easily- cleaned and do
not harbor dust as much as If they
were rough. If they are smooth'they k
can be easily whitewashed or painted.
The main point to consider in build-r
ing a henhouse is that of removable"
roosts, nests and even the floor boards
if there &o be a board floor. r MakO:
all these appliances of smooth hoard or
wood, and when they are dirty brvthe
farmer wishes to clean" his --poultry
house they- can be taken out' Into the .
yard and sprayed, waBhed or even,
burned over -. with a torch. Consider
all these things now, and in the end
they will be'' much more economical, e .
The first sketch -shows a convenient
way to make a coop for the poultry
yard, of which a special feature is its
door. Procure" a" box-of the right di
mensions -and saw a" hole, d, in one
end. Theh strengthen the box with
narrow strips of wood, b c, on- each
side of the hole be- This acts as- a
groove for - the door a to slide in.
Thus you have a sliding door, "which
opens and shuts wrJrthe greatest ease.
The front of the coop is inclosed with
lath or narrow strips, placed two and a
half to three inches apart The top
should be covered with a good grade of
roofing paper to make it waterproof. -A
coop of this sort should be two to
two and a half feet long, sixteen inches
deep and not less than twenty Inches
high, while two feet would be better; ,
The simplest coop is the common A
shaped coop. - t. is. quickly and easily
made. This coop may be constructed
either with or .without .a floor. A floor
is desirable, except during warm
weather and where the soil drains
The box coop shown In the second
sketch in some respects is preferable
to the A shaped coop, for In the latter
the hen can stand upright - only near
the middle of the coop, while with the
box coop the entire floor space is "avail
able for- her and the chickens.- .The
box coop la also more easily cleaned.
If desired a small covered run can
be made for each coop. This' Is 'espe
cially desirable if there is danger? of
losses fronvcats, hawks, etc.'u-. -
Fresh air. is essential for the health
of the fowls. A successful poultry
raiser says: ...;
"One of my poultry houses is lathed
and plastered, while another is single
. A BOX COOP.
boarded with paper lining on two sides.
It has four -half windows on sooth side
and a frame -fitted over each -window
with cloth stretched and tacked on.
In this house I have been getting the
most eggs and no frozen combs, al
though the . drinking . water freezes.
The plastered house drew dampness
until I had an old screen door- hung
and tacked cotton cloth . over it Boon
after the hens began to, lay.'! ...
Alfalfa For Horses.
Caution should be used in feeding al
falfas to horses particularly.. if -they
have not been accustomed to it Like
other concentrated , feeds, it seem&'to
stimulate all the physical processes ;to
such an extent that various disorders
of the digestive system may appear.
This is particularly noticeable In the
urinary and perspiratory glands-J. D.
Graham- , ....
Not Suitable For Alfalfa.
Any field likely to be underwater or
the soil saturated-.with ..water at any
time for more than thirty-six hours at
a time Is quite4 unsuitable for alfalfa.
Any.fleM with a hard pan -subsdiL with
in two. feet of .the surface. wilt prove
unsatisfactory for alfalfa.
Last year France sent to this country
$19,880 .worth .of. alfalfa seed. .. The
price charged American buyers ' la
about 10 cents a pound for the French
seed.'1' ' trrrf.?.: .
The garden Is no place for trees. '
Nothing has-"ever erjuaScdftf
Kcrthing eaa'ever surpass it.-
For CKS?? -f,
- Cure : -
(For -All Throat-and
Lung Troubles. T
Money back if it fails. Trial Bottles free.
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