PRACTICAL ADVICE ABOUT
, The Poultry Yard.
If it smell3 sour or musty around
tthere the chicks eat or hover, get
the spade to bury some of them.
Keep it handy, for it will be needed
If it is desired to breed up the
flock for vigor and early maturity,
do not make the mistake of selling
all the early, quick-maturing pullets;
but rush the early cockerels off to
One hen may hatch all her eggs,
the next may hatch none, the third
may hatch part of hers; and the gen
eral average is far from a 100 per
cent, hatch. Do not expect the incu
bator to do more than hens.
Rush the marketable young stock
toward the pot just as early as large
enough. During the season that poul
try meat is scarce, a small bird may
bring more than it ever would again
for market purposes, and the expense
of caring for and feeding it is stopped.
Chicks need tender grain feed
when a few days old. It aids in keep
ing the bowels in good order and in
other ways, but green feed should not
be relied on too much. Grain gives
them something to develop on.
The Figures on the Lines Are
Why not extend the poultry work
on the farm by adding ducks, geese
or turkeys to the fiock of chickens?
Ducks and geese, particularly, feed
differently from the way chickens do;
and will use some things for feed that
chickens will not.
That old cat that would let the
chicks peck her when anybody is
about sometimes eats tho qame r.hfrvks
when she thinks no one is looking.
It seems unkind to accuse the old
family pet, but it very often pays to
makeftifref what she is really doing.
Those who use incubators should
see that the air about the machine i3
pure and free from bad odors es
pecially from the fume3 of the lamps.
The air can be kept pure without hav
ing drafts. . The unhatched chick
needs pure air about as much as one
that has been hatched.
Birds worth $100 are not sold for
$1, and the inexperienced should not
expect to get top-notchers for a trivial
sum. It costs something to breed a
choice bird, a prize winner; and It
will not be sold for $1. When this
is more generally realized, there will
be less dissatisfaction on the part of
Breeders, climb up the ladder of
advertising, to success. If you have
birds or live stock that are worth ad
vertising. -Buyers will not hunt you
up, unless you first give them to un
derstand that you are worth hunting
up, that you can sell what they want.
Some strains of ducks lay a large
number of eggs and the eggs are so
big that their food value is much
greater than that of the same num
ber of chicken eggs.,'-There are poul
trymen who think ducks quite valua
able for the reason that their eggs
supply so much food for man. Yet,
most poultrymen imagine that ducks
arc good only for the meat they pro
When hatching duck eggs in an
incubator, remember that they are
thicker than chicken eggs, and that
the top Is therefore higher in the in
cubator and wprraer, since the tem
perature is higher farther up. Pos
sibly this will explain to some why
they have not had the same success
with duck eggs in the machine that
they have with chicken eggs.
This much is certain a ration that
ie about all starch will not keep
chicks' bowels in good order nor help
them to mako rapid growth. Corn
is little more than starch, yet some-
times almost the only food that chick3 ,
gat. They may pull through by find- j
ing bugs or worms to add to their .
prn ration, but too much of a strain J
thould not be put on them by with- j
holding less starchy feed. Pro-'
"Great time they made in the
Olympic running races."
"'Yes, some time. Still I used to
do better tha nthat wLsn I was a boy.
"If you did, you were going some.
How fast did you make a hundred
yards, pray, in those swift days?"
"I don't knew exactly. There was
n't a watch in the neighborhood that
was swift enough to time me."
Directions For Planting Trees.
When received, the trees should be
heeled in, the fine dirt being well
worked in around the roots. If dry,
they should be well watered.
In moving, they should be covered
with wet burlap or something to pro
tect them from sun and wind.
Holes-should be dug four to six
inches deeper than tree goes down;
this space filled with fine surface soil.
All bruised or broken roots cut off
with a sharp knife, leaving a smooth,
sound end, cut from the lower side
Set the tree one and one-half to
two inches deeper than It grew In the
nursery. Set with a slight lean to the
southwest, straighten the roots and
work fine dirt under and between the
roots, packing firmly.
When all the roots are covered,
pack the whole firmly with the feet,
then finish with loose dirt.
Cut off at least two-thirds of the
season's growth of branches. Head
the trees low and ' a3 near as prac
ticable to a uniform height.
In spring, leave the ground slightly
dishing toward the tree.
In fall planting, mound up the
the Ideal Measurements in Inches.
earth four to 6ix inches above the
level, packing closely to the stem.
Sheep Produce More Bieat.
Professor F. B. Mumford, of the
Missouri Experiment Station, in pre
senting a summary of all the work
that has been done at the experiment
stations on the feeding of sheep,
showed that sheep produce more meat
from a pound of grain than any other
class of farm animals. In fact, it was
shown that a pound of mutton can be
produced from about half as much
grain as a pound of beef. Even the
mortgage-lifting hog requires more
grain to produce ii pound of human
food than the sheep. With the com
bination of corn and hay for food,
and dry shed for shelter, sheep will
always give a good account of them
selves, and respond readily to the
care given them.
Keep Farm Books.
Certainly you expect to be a better
farmer in 1908 than in 1907. Begin
to-day. Work, but think; consider
your mistakes of last year and avoid
them this year. You should keep
some kind of a farm record, a diary,
a notebook or an acco.unt. Find out
from the record what you did with
the field that failed. Did you plant
too early or too late? Did you plow
too deep? Did the seed you bought
turn out well, or do you know? Farm
life emploj-s all the energies of a full
manhood. There is so much to think
about the farmer i3 apt to talk little,
Home and Farm.
Rotate the Crops.
Plan to rotate the crops, and when
the time comas in 1908 to do the
planting see to it that these plans
are well carried out. The fertilizing
of the soil needed can thus be kept
in the right place and used as re
quired. Note the proportion of ele
ments required by the different crops
and so do the planting- It is also the
fact and it is very important that
one crop may be used to help the
ground for another. A big use can be
made of the cow-pea in this way.
The Fertilizer Question. ' ;
Study the fertilizer question in all
of its aspects. Save the manure on
the farm and the leaves from the
woods. Find out what your soil lacks
and what your crops need. Learn
about potash and all it means. Con
sider the difference between a larg9
product per acre and only an average
crop and know the large crops come
from mixed fertilizers and soil with
It is hard to understand why some
people are so self-satisfied, but easy
to bring the fact to the surface.
The person who is afraid to make
enemies should logically also be afraid
to make friends.
No opportunity is or ever was yours
that vr-i don't take hold of and make
Some things are hard to explain and
worse still, quite unsafe as well.
EYESIGHT WAS IN DANGER
From Terrible Eczema Baby's Uead
a Mass of Itching Rash and Sores
Disease Cured by Cuticura.
"Our little girl was two months old when
6he got u rash on her face and within live
days her iace and head were all one sore.
We used different remedied but it got
worse instead of better and we thought she '
iiuum miii uniui uuu mm, ncr ears would
fall oft. She Buffered terribly, aud would
scratch until the blood came. This went
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uu uiiui one uao ne iuuuwis uiu, vnen Jjg
had her under our family doctor's care, but i
sue continued to grow worse. He said it
was eczema. When she was seven months
old I started to use the Cuticura Remedies
and in two months our baby was a differ
ent girl. You could not sec a sign of a
sore and she was ns fair as a new-bora
baby.- She has not had a sign of the eczema
since. Mrs. If. F. Budke, LeSueur, iliuu..
Apr. 15 and May 2, 1007."
Stuffing the Box.
"Of course," the British tourist
was saying, "I understand that the
winning party at your elections is the
one that gets out the most votes."
"Not at all," replied the native;
"it's the party that puts in the most
votes.'' The Catcholic Standard
State of Ohio, City of Toledo, s,
Lucas Countv, S " .
Frank J. Cheney make.? oath that he is
senior partner of the firm of F.J.Cheney &
Co., doing business in the City of Toledo.
County and State aforesaid, and that said
firm will pay thesum of ORE hundred dol
lars for each and every case of CATARRH
that cannot be cured by the use of Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Frank J. CnEXEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my
presence, this 6th day of December, A. D.,
1SS6. A. W. Gleasox,
iSEAL.) Notary Public,
lall 's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and
acts directly on the blood and mucous sur
faces of the system. Send for testimonials,
free. F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, 0.
Sold by all Druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family rills are the best.
Thanks to the Gibson Qin
The Million's figure has astound
Ingly improved during the last five
years, and the much-abused Gibson
girl has done a great deal for it.
From the Onlooker.
DEVTH TO RING WORM.
"Everywhere I go I speak for tkttkbinb,
because It cured me of ringworm in ita
worst form. My whole chest from neck to
waist was raw as beef; but tkttbbinb cured
me. It also cured a bad c3e of piles." 8o
fays Mrs. M. F. Jones of 28 Tannehill St.,
Pittsburg, Pa. Tkttbbisk, the great skin
remedy, is sold by drugurists or sent by mail
for 50 j. Write J. T. tJnOPTBiNE, Dept. A,
Let children support their parents
or be imprisoned. A Roman Law.
To Drive Out Malaria and liaild Up
Take the Old Standard Grove's Taste
less Chill Toxic. Yoi kuow what you
are taking. The formula is plainly printed
on every bottht, showing it i simply Qui
nine and Iron in a. tasteless form, the
most effectual form. For grows people
and children. 50c.
The ash borrows poison from the
Capudiue Cures Indigestion Tains
Belching, Sour Stomach, and Heartburn,
from whatever cause. It's Liquid. Effects
immediately. Doctors prescribe it. 10c,
25c.. and 50c. at drug stores.
The campaign begins when the
money begins to rattle in the tin cup.
app?al to the Well-Informed in every
walk of life and are essential to permanent
success and creditable standing. Accor
ingly, it is not claimed that Syrup of Figs
tmd Elixir of Senna is the oidy remedy of
known value, but one of many reasons
why it is the best of personal and family
laxatives is the fact that it cleanses,
sweetens anil relieves the internal organs
on which it acts without any debilitating
after effects and without having to increase
the quantity from time to time.
It acts pleasantly and naturally and
truly as a laxative, and its component
parts are known to and approved by
physicians, a3 it is free from all objection
able substances. To get its beneficial
effects always purchase the genuine
manufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co., only, and for Bale by all leading druggists.
Get Your Health Back
To one who has lost her health, life seems pretty dreary.'
UnhappSness, after all, Is very often a question of health.
If female troubles have worn you out, made you feel weak,
sad, miserable and able only to see tho dark side of things, as
a reflection upon a cloudy mirror, brighten up. by doing your
best to get your health back.
This well-known -woman's medicino has brought health and
happiness to many thousands of weak, ailing women.
Why net to you?
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BORAX IX THE DAIRT.
A Matter of Profitable Interest tfe
Farmer and Dairyman.
The problem of keeping swert All
the utentils used in connection villi
milk and cream selling, and Intttfct
making, has been a serious one with
Ife has come to realize fully t!let
the slightest taint or hint of staleness
left in a can, tin or churn may rjin.
a whole output; that the taint which
is ls't i3 in the form ot bacteria !
which grow and multiply in milk or
butter, producing disastrous results.
Tho farmer has -learned that hot
water won't rinse away the greasy
residue in dairy utensils.
lie has learned that soap leaves a
residuo of its own which is, if any
thing, worse than the milk or cream
residue, and it is little wonder that
there has been a constant clamor for
a dairy c!3ns3r and sweetener thai
will meet modern requirements.
A few of the largest creamery es
tablishments have called experts into
consultation o:i this problem and have
with thi3 scientific aid hit upon a
product of nature which exactly fills
tho bill borax.
Scientists have long known borax
a3 a cleanser, a sweetener and an
antiseptic destroyer of bacteria and
germ growths. Destroys all that s
harmful and promotes and preserves
freshness, sweetness and puiity, re
lieving the dairyman and dairy house
wife of drudgery and of nsedless
work and worry.
Its cheapness and value should giro
It first place in the necessities of
The cow's udder Is kept in a clean,
healthy and smooth condition by
washing it with borax and water, a
tablespoonful of borax to two quarts
This prevents roughness and sore
ness or cracking teats, which make
milking time a dread to the cow and
a worry to the milker.
The modern cleanser of all dairy
utensils consists of one tablespoon
ful of borax to every quart of water
needed. Remember a tablespoonful
equals four teaspoonfuls.
Be sure that you get pure borax.
To be sure, you must get "20 Mule
All dealers. A dainty book in col
ors, called "Jingle Book," sent free to
any Mother sending name and ad
dress of her baby, and tops from two
pound cartons of "20 Mule Team"
Package Eorax, with 5c. in stamps.
Address Pacific Coast Borax Co.,
The grass widow is not to be wink
ed at. Knoxville Sentinel.
HAD ECZEMA 15 TEARS.
Mrs. Thomas Thompson, of ClarksvUle,
Qa.. writes, under date of April 23, 1C07: "I
suffered 15 years with tormenting eczema;
had the best doctors to prescribe; but noth
ing did mo iy good until I got tittebiki.
It cured me. I am so thankful,"
Thousands of others can testify to similar
cures. TETTfcBixK Is sold by druggists cr
sent by mall for 5')j. by J. T. Bhoptbikb,
Dept. A, Savannah. Qa.
The editor of The Nashville Ameri
can says that rainbow stockings are
now the style in Tennessee. He re
fers to men's stockings, of course.
Los Angeles Times.
TEN TEAC3 OF BACKACHE.
Thousands of Women Suffer In the
Mrs. Thomas Dunn, 153 Vine St.,
Columbus, Ohio, says: "For more
than ten years I was
in misery with back
ache. The simplest
exhausted me. I had
no strength or ambi
tion, was nervous and
suffered headache and
dizzy spells. After
thse years of pain I was despairing
of ever being cured ben Doan's Kid
ney Pills came to my notice and their
use brought quick relief and a perma
nent cure. I am very' grateful."
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
One foolish act may undo a man
and a timely one make his fortune.
Color more goods brighter and faster colore than aay
cau dye any garmrut without ripping upart. Write
THE SAFE WAY TO BUY PAINT.
Property owners will save a deal
of trouble and expense In keeping
their buildings properly painted, if
they know how to protect themselves
against misrepresentation and adul
teration In paint materials. There's
one sure and safe guide to a pure and
thoroughly dependable White Lead
that's the "Dutch Boy Painter" trade
mark which the National Lead Com
pany, the largest makers of genuine
White Lead, place on every package
of their product. This company sends
a Elmple and sure little outfit for test
ing white lead, and a valuable paint
book, free, to all who write for it.
Their address is Woodbridge Bldg.,
New York City.
While you are willing to agree that
the mosquito must have been created
for some purpose, it rather irritates
you to have a suspicion drilled into
you that you are it. Indianapolis
More proof that Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound saves
woman from surgical operations.
Mrs. S. A. Williams, of Gardiner,
" I was a great Bufferer from female
troubles, and Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound restored me to health,
in three months, after my physician
declared that an operation was abso
Mrs. Alvina Sperling, of 154 Gey
bourne Ave., Chicago, 111., writes :
"I suffered from female troubles, a
tumor and much .inflanmation. Two
of the best doctors in Chicago decided
that an operation was necessary to save
my life. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound entirelycurcd me without
FACTS FOU SSCK
For thirty years Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound, made
from roots and herbs, has been the
standard remedy for female ills,
and has positively cured thousands of
women who have been troubled with
displacements, inflammation, ulcera
tion, fibroid tumors, irregularities,
periodic pains, backache, that bearing-down
feeling, flatulency, indiges
tion,dizzinss,or nervous prostration.
Why don't you try it ?
Mrs. Pinkham invites all sick
women to write her for advice.
She has guided thousands to
health. Address, Lynn, Mass.
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Toi much stalk
filer us too much nitrogen in your soil.
But don't salt to stunt the straw.
Next time this Tall increase the Totash makes a
strorzer stalk, ar.d a heavier head.
Most fertilizers are -weak in Tct-sh. MaVe them com
ftets by adding Totash C per cent. or 15 pounds Mu
riate of Potash per hundred.
Complete fertilizer (2-S-C) means best crops and
ICvery agent sell3 phosphate. Few carry Potash in
stock. Arrange for Potash tozv. Potash is profit.
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crops, msuures and fertilizers. Mailed free.
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We offer one hundred
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they use Goose Grease as directed. If yoa
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inform us and we will pay them the reward.
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