The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, May 08, 1913, Image 3

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Es Lain MA te En
Roata Barrick, Moi der 6, 1913.
Mister Drooker:—Die voch waar
ich emol hinnich die iorella, un venn |
mer au nix grickt hen, mer hen en |
ordlicha goote zeit ghot, un hen en
boor nosse feas grigkt, un en bouer
hot em Chonny Longkom es moul fer-
shlogga vella, ovver ar hots net gedu,
den der Chonny js fot shprunga, un
sel is vos ich der ferzaela vill. Ich
un der Chonny sin fot gshtart free
maryets, mit erra bottle bait, un noch
blendy onnera sotta, un mer sin gonz
nuf in der bush, un vos vawra mer
doch so mead.
Ich hob em Chonny en boor mol
gsawd ar soll es moul holta, oyver ar
hot yusht so fot gshnotbert, un uf ae
mol kummt en olter bcuer un fervisht
en in erre pond fisha.
Sog do lousboob, saegt er, vos den-
ksht du vaer sella blotz, ei saegt der
Chonny, en ferdolta goota blots fer
fisha. :
Ich hob gsaena oss es druvel gebt,
no bin ich fot gshneakt un hob mich
hinnich en shtumpa ghockt. Der
bouer iss olle minnott louter vodda,
un der Chonny hot nimmie feal
gemoult, un der Chonny hot em en
drink gebotta ous der buddel, ovver
ar hot die buddel fershlogga, un hot
em orma Chonny en boor nei gedraeta
oss es gegrocht hot. Ar wor recht
viesht. Ovver der Chonny hot sich
fot germocht.
Es vor net dervaert shtreitig zu sei,
mer hen enyhow ken fish grickt. Der
Dhonny is voal base ovver ich kon
nix derfor.
Ich bin yusht froe oss ar mich net
ferwisht hot.
Dei Deitcher Friend,
A large percentage of the chest-
nut timber in eastern Pennsylvania,
js infected with the chestnut tree
blight. Many owners are allowing
this timber to remain in the woods
and do not appreciate that they
are losing money while there
are numerous opportunities of
disposing of it at a profit.
The chestnut, blight ia i‘self injures.
the wood but little. It kills the tree
in much the same way as though it
were girdled with an axe. However,
if such trees areafterward left stand-
ing in the woods for several years,
deterioration occurs, caused by in-
sects and the sap rot. When this
decay sets in the wood loses some
of its merchantable value, and the
greater thé amount 'of “decay; the
greater the loss. There is, therefore,
much lack of foresight to allow tim-
ber to get into this condition when
there are good opportunities of dis-
posing of it. :
As a result of the time spent by
the Chestnut Tree Blight Commission
in investigating the uses of chestnut
and its markets, chestnut timber of
any size above four inches in diame-
ter may be sold. The forms into
which it may be manufactured and
for which there is almost always a
demand, are as follows: Tannin ex-
tract, staves for slack cooperage;
mine timbers; trolley and railroad
ties, lumber; telephone and telegraph
poles; fence posts and rails and fire-
If you are interested in these mat-
ters write to the Chestnut Tree
Blight Commission, 1112 Morris
Building, Philadelphia, Pa.
The new sword just adopted by the
U. 8S. Army authorities for cavalry
use is strikingly different in almost
every detail from the old saber, says
the May Popular Mechanics Magazine.
The blade is 35 7-8in. long, perfectly
straight, sharp on both sides, and ta-
pers to a sharp point. The gaurd is
strongly constructed and affords com-
plete protection to the hand. The
sword itself weighs a trifle more than
the old saber, but the combined
weight of sword and scobbard is about
2 oz. less than the old equipment.
The service scabbard for the new
sword is of wood covered with raw-
hide and eanvas. Officers’ service
scabbards are of a dull-finished steel,
while they will wear blue steel scab-
bards on garrison duty.
The new sword makes it easier to
train soldiers to use the point instead
of the cutting edge. Cavalry exper-
ience has demonstrated that the
sword is much more efiective for
thrusting than for slashing, although
the tendency of the beginner with
the saber is to swing it as though
it were an ax or a club. A cut-
ting blow, even with a sharp sword,
seldom dismounts or disables an op-
ponent, while the forward thrust with
the comparatively little force behind
it, usually disables or Kills if it reaches
its marks.
Children Cry
The Baltimore Sun, discussing edi-
torially the award recently granted
to the firemen of the eastern rail-
roads, involving increases of from 10
to I2 per cent in wages, sums up the
situation as it effects the railroad
managements through the® additional
charges to operation which they
will have to bear. Theaward in the
case of the firemen entails an in-
crease of from $2,900,000 to $3,480,-
000 in the annual pay-rolls of the 52
eastern railroads party to the arbitra-
tion agreement, and this, together
with the recent increases granted to
the locomotive engineers. The Sun
estimates at $5,000,000 at the lowest.
Continuing the ‘editorial says:
‘‘But according to dispatches from
New York, the end is not yet. Rail-
road trainmen, representing about
100,000 employes of the eastern
roads, have submitted a demand for
an average increase of 15 per cent
This will doubtless be scaled down by
the final settlement, as were the de-
mands of the engineers and the fire:
men; but if granted, as seems likely
to be the case, the result will be the
addition of severallmillions more to
the annual expenses of the railroads.
“All these increases may by en-
tirely right, but to pay them the
railroads must either cut down other
expenses or secure additional reve-
nue. This might be done ‘by neg-
lecting the maintenance of tracks
and rolling stock and other equip-
ment, and by abandoning projected
extensions and improvements, or by
raising their rates. The former
would not only be dangerous and in-
convenient to the public but would
prove immensely costly in the long-
run. The only practical recourse,
apparently, will be an application to
the Federal authorities to permit the
raising of rates. Thus the increase
in the wages of engineers, firemen
and trainmen would finally be paid
out of thejpockets of the shippers
and the] traveling public unless the
opponents of higher freights and
passenger rates shall be able to show
that the railroads have some secret
gold mines that render them inde-
pendent of ordinary business laws.”
ree meets
‘Generally gdebilitated for years.
Had sick headache, lacked ambition,
was worn out and all ron down.
Burdock Blood Bitters made me a
well woman’’.—Mrs. Chas. Freltoy,
Moosup, Conn.
The Acts just passed by the General
Assembly of Pennsylvania, regarding
the great Gettysburg Reunion Cele-
bration, at Gettysburg, Penna., July
1-4 next, were immediately approved
by’ Governor Tener, and the one ap-
propriating $165,000 for the Pennsyl-
vania Commission to provide Free
transportation tojGettysburg and re-
turn makes the following five (5)
Classes of Soldiers, Sailors and Ma-
rines of the Civil War eligible to such
transportation, provided the war rec-
ord of each applicant «is first proyen
to be correct by the Pennsylvania
Class A.”All honorably discharged
Soldiers who enlisted from this Com-
monwealth and served in a Pennsyl-
vania Regiment, or any unit of Penn-
sylvania Volunteers, at any period
during the Civil War, including com-
mands of the Pennsylvania Volunteer
Militia (Emergency Regiments) and
independent companies, batteries and
troops, who are now living in Penn-
sylvania as citizens of this Common-
Class B. Any of the above who are
now living in other States; but Penn-
sylvania provides these free transpor-
tation to Gettysburg and return only
from the Railroad station on the bor-
der of Pennsylvania which is nearest
to their preseat residence; also
Class C. To any Soldier either
Union or Confederate, borne upon the
rolls of any other State as a Civil
War Veteran, but now living within
Pennsylvania as a citizen of this Com-
monwealth, such transportation may
be issued: likewise
Class D. To United States Regu-
lars, Soldiers of the Civil War, now
living within Pennsylvania as citizens
of this Commonwealth: and in addi-
Class E. To United States Sailors
and Marines, Veterans of the Civil
War, now living in Pennsylvania as
citizens of the Commonwealth.
All applications therefor must be
made, and before June 1st, and the
earlier the better, to the Pennsylva-
nia Gettysburg Commission, at the
Capitol, Harrisburg, Pa., and upon
Application Blanks now procurable
from said Commission, wherein must
be stated explicitly the War record,
etec., of each applicant, who must, in
applying for such Application Blank,
state what Class he comes under.
Children Cry
i ™
Greenshurg.—Lawrence Null,
Both legs were
died from injuries
making up a train.
crushed. J
Sharon.—Because, it is alleged, she
did not have the kind of clothes she
wanted, Teresa Wolf, the pretty 16-
year-old daughter of William Wolf of
Farrell, has left home and the police
have been unable to find any trace
of her.
Sunbury.—Julius Lesch, aged 52, en-
gineman on trains Nos. 1 and 50 of
the Pennsylvania railroad, died at his
home here after a short illness. He
entered the service of the Pennsyl-
vania railroad Sept. 3, 1882, and on
Oct. 1 of the following year was made
a fireman. He became an engineer
on Oct. 11, 1889, and lately has nad
trains Nos. 1 and 50, between Harris-
burg and Renovo.
Lewistown.—John McNabb, 55, an
undertaker residing at Belleville,
died after several days with blood
poisoning, the result of accidentally
pricking one of his thumbs with a
tack. A wife and six children sur-
Dillsburg. — The heavy thunder-
storm that passed over this section
a few miles west of Dillsburg de-
veloped into a severe windstorm,
causing a great deal of damage in the
vicinity of York Springs. Several
barns were unroofed, chimneys blown
down and trees torn out of root, and
the accompanying heavy rain washed
the fields and roads badly.
Lewistown.—Mrs. John Sterret is
dead at her home at Milroy, this coun-
ty, after a brief illness of pneumonia.
She was 57 years old. Charles Ster-
ret, first baseman and catcher of the
New York baseball team in the Amer-
ican league, is a son, A husband and
four children survive her.
Lebanon, — Tracklaying on' the
Ephrata and Lebanon Street railway,
has been temporarily halted by the
refusal of William J. Arnold, a South
Lebanon township farmer, ‘to let the
trackmen go ahead with tracklaying
on his premises until the damages
agreed upon with him by the company
have been paid.
Apollo.—Mrs. Mary A. Snyder, aged
67, of this place, was ground to
pieces beneath the wheels of a sou
bound Pennsylvania railroad tra
when she attempted to cross the
tracks at the approach to the Apollo-
Paulton bridge. Mrs. Snyder was on
her way to visit friends in Paulton.
~ Lewiston.—James Hubler had a foot
injured at the Logan iron works some
time ago ‘and blood poisoning de-
veloped. He was taken to the Penn-
sylvania Hospital, Philadelphia,
where it is likely that part of the foot
will have to be amputated.
Pittsburgh.—A preliminary injunc-
tion was granted in common pleas
court restraining three printing com-
panies from printing and distributing
post cards bearing pictures of S. L.
Heeter, superintendent of the Pitts-
burgh public schools, and Ethel I.
Fisher, the former domestic in his
household, on whose serious charges
he was recently acquitted.
Bradford. — Harry N. Rounsefell,
aged 41, whose home was at Roxbury,
Mass.,, was found dead in bed at his
boarding house in this city. With W.
E. Barnes, he was in Bradford com-
piling a telephone directory. Rounse-
tell leaves a widow and one son in
Roxbury, Mass., to which city the
body was sent.
Cincinnati mine of the Pittsburgh
Coal Company, near Finleyville, Pa.,
where a disastrous explosion occurred
last Wednesday, has been completed
and the fact established that all the
dead, ninety-six, had been removed.
Kittanning.—Trailed clear across
the continent and over the Pacific
ocean to thé far east, A. B. Windt,
the alleged absconding clerk in the
First National bank at Leechburg,
this county, has arrived at San Fran-
cisco in charge of a United States
marshal and will be brought to Pitts-
burgh for trial at the May session of
the United States court. The bank
at Leechburg has been notified to this
New Castie.—“That’s the fastest I've
traveled in many a day,” was the smil-
ing remark of Mrs. Nancy Roberts,
aged 99, after she fell down stairs at
the Almira Home for Aged Women.
Attendants who saw her fall rushed
to her side, expecting to find her dead
or seriously injured. She was unhurt.
Mrs. Roberts will round out a century
search of the
of life next January 12.
Lebanon.—Myerstown lodge of Odd
Fellows is arranging to celebrate the
sixty-fifth anniversary of its organi-
zation and the ninety-fourth anniver-
sary of the foundation of the order.
Sharon.—Trooper Frank White of
the state constabulary was indicted
ior the murder of Trooper Robert My-
ers. White and Myers were scuffling
for possession of 4 revolver during the
recent flood in Sharon, when the weap-
on was discharged, the bullet passing
through Myers’ kidneys, causing al-
most instant death. White’s home is
in Butler, while Myers lives in Mis-
sourl. White will be tried next week.
Johnstown.—William W, Wike, aged
85, said to be the last surviving en-
gineer of the old Portage railroad,
died at Conemaugh.
Johnstown.—Arrests are expected
in Patton, in northern Cambria coun-
ty, following the battering down
of the stage door of the theater there
last Friday night after a burlesque
show. Rowdies with & railroad tie
smashed down the door and a girl,
who was changing her costume behind
s knocked unconscious. A
ecured a revolver and fired
after the fleeir
aged |
34, a yard brakeman at Youngstown, |
while |
ng hoodlums,
Governor Approves Sheatz Bill
to Help Needy Families
Women Must Be Members of Board
of Trustees, Which Has Charge of
Monthly Payments—County and
State Provide Equal Amounts.
(Special Harrisburg Correspondence.)
Harrisburg.—Governor' Tener sign-
ed the Sheatz bill providing a system
of mothers’ pensions. Money is to
de distributed through the counties,
gnd acceptance of the law is eptional
with each county. In each county ap-
plying the act the Governor shall each
year appoint a board of trustees com-
posed of not less than five nor more
than seven women residents, to serve
without pay. The trustees are to
have sole charge of monthly pay-
ments to indigent, widowed or aban-
doned mothers, found deserving, to
help support their children at home.
Payments are to be made directly by
the State Treasurer through the coun-
ty treasuries, and are to continue at
the will of the trustdes, but not be-
yond the time that the law permits
a child to secure employment. The
act appropriates $200,000 to be dis-
tributed to the counties according to
the population. One-half is made
available for the first year, but no
ccunty is to receive its allotment un-
ti! it has appropriated an equal
amount. : 4
Payments Are Graded.
The maximum payment is $12 per
month for one child; $20 a month for
two children; $26. for three children,
and $5 a month for each additional
child. No woman can become a bene-
ficiary unless she has been a continu.
ous resident of the county for three
years. Receiving a pension under
false pretense is a misdemeanor sub-
ject to a $500 fine, imprisonment for
one year, or both. Four copies of a
complete record of each family receiv-
ing pensions must be provided. One
copy is retained by the trustees, one
kept by the Juvenile Court, one sent
to the Auditor General and the other
to the County Treasurer. A detailed
report, with recommendations, shall
be made by the trustees to the Legis.
lature of 1915. At no time shall the
yearly expense be more than $3,000
for Philadelphia county; $2,400 for Al-
‘legheny and Lackawanna counties;
$1,800 for counties in which there is a
city of the third class, and $1,200 for
each other county. Amn additional $500
may be expended in the first year, if
necessary, for furnishing.
Other Bills Signed.
Reorganizing the Attorney General's
department and abolishing the offices
of Assistant Deputy Attormey General,
the offices being now designed as fol-
lows: —First deputy, at $5,000 salary
per annum; second, $4,250, and third,
$3,600 all to be appointed by the Gov-
ernor; chief clerk and law clerk, eack
$2,400; private secretary, $2,000; three
stenographers, $1,200 each, and mes-
senger, $1,100 all te be named by the
Attorney Geineral.
Providing for a system of State in-
spection of seeds and establishing
Repealing section 2806 of school
code relative to certain independent
Appropriating $6209.82 to ‘meet de-
ficiency in salaries of Orphan’s Court
Authorizing State Game Commis-
sion upon petition to close certain dis-
tricts to hunting of deer and elk.
Sixteen Senators Warned.
Henry G. Wasson, © epublican State
Chairman, issued this warning to Sen-
ators who are pledged to oppose cer-
tain election legislation:—“In the reg-
lar order of procedure there are three
bills which wili be on the Senate cal-
endar for third reading and final pas-
sage and which no republican or dem-
ocratic Senator can vote for without
violating the platform pledges of his
party. These bills are:—The Sheatz
bill, providing for the election at fall
primaries of delegates to State Con-
ventiéns for the purpose of nominat-
ing candidates for the offices of Judge
of the Supreme and Superior Courts
when such offices are to be fllled at a
municipal election. The McNichol
bill, providing a method for the nomi-
nation and election of United States
Senators under the recent change in
the Federal Constitution, and the
Salus bill, providing for uniform pri-
mary elections. There are sixteen
Senators elected last fall, whose writ-
ten pledges I hold, who cannot vote
for any of these bills without default-
ing and flying in the face of public
sentiment in their respective districts.
These men are all men of honor and
I do not believe that they will for a
moment stulify themselves and open
the way for their retirement back into
private life.”
Blind Member's Plea.
“There is more behind these dark
glasses I wear than the members of
this House may imagine.” This was
the pathetic statement of Representa-
tive Henry E. Lanius, of York, the
blind member, in advocating the mea-
gure prohibiting experiments on hu-
pan beings. Behind this appeal is
8 story that exceeds short-story cli-
maxes—that of a man who lost the
sight of his good eye through the ex-
periments of young physic ns. De-
fact that he made such an
bill was datented.
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| Bill Enlarging Fire Marshal's Power
| Has Close Call.
By the narrow margin of two votes
Representative Roney, of Philadel-
phia, pulled through his administsra-
tion bill creating two extra deputy
fire marshals in addition to the two
under the present act, each to receive
a salary of $3,000 a year; a statisti-
cian, at $2,500 a year, and a chief
clerk, at $2,000 a year. One or more
stenographers may be hired at sal-
aries not to exceed $1,200 a year each.
One thousand dollars is provided for
a messenger and clerk and the mar-
shal is empowered to name other
clerks. The objection was the in-
crease of the department’s cost from
$70,000 to more than $300,000.
By a vote of 89 to 80 the House re-
fused to concur in the amendments
of the Senate to the Romney bill for
the creation of a Department of La-
bor and Industry and abolishing the
Department of Factory Inspection.
The bill was amended on second read-
ing in the Senate, creating almost a
dozen new positions im addition to
those originally provided for in the
bill and increasing the cost of the
department $10,200 annually. Speaker
Alter voted against concurrence.
The bill to amend the township law
so that commissioners of first class
townships may be elected at large,
was defeated, 111 to 49.
Thirty bills were reported out of
committees, including bill to regulate
soliciting of orders for beer and per-
mitting applicants for liquor licenses
to appeal. The Benson bank guaran-
tee act was negatively reported
gether with the Irwin bill to classfiy
The House defeated the Swift bill re-
quiring saloons to close on Christmas,
Thanksgiving and Memorial Day. Rep-
resentative Swift said that the meas-
ure was not only favored by the tem-
perance people, but by many persons
engaged in the liquor business. The
vete was 67 to 86.
Bitter words were passed in the
House Law and Order Committee
over the anti-treating bill. Represent-
ative Messimer, of Philadelphia, op-
posed to local option; Dr. Swift and
Chairman Moulthrop, local optionists,
were the dispu*ants. Some one said
that the time had come when the
committee should stop listening to
telephone messages from liquor inter-
ests. This started the row and many
personalities were injected. The bill
was recommitted.
The bill fixing standards of coal and
providing penalties if it contained
more than a certain percentage of
slate and dirt was defeated, receiving’
69 votes to 51 against it.
Municipal Referendum Bill Favorably
Reported by Committee.
The bill for the initiative and refer-
endum in all cities and other munieci-
palities, introduced by Senator Jar-
rett, of Mercer, was favorably report-
ed to the Senate from the Judiciary
General Committee. Under the bill
15 per cent of the voters can initiate
local laws and 10 per cent can bring
about a referendum.
The Corporations Committee re-
ported favorably the Lowers bill,
which permits boroughs to prohibit,
by ordinance, the emission of smoke
from chimneys or stacks.
The Lowers bill requiring that the
Bible shall be read in public schools
passed on second reading.
The Flinn bill, giving church au-
thorities power to control church
property, and giving the canons of the
respective churches full standing in
law, which formed the subject of con-
troversy in the House, was recommit-
ted to the Judiciary Special Commit-
The Senate nonconcurred in the
House amendments to the Senate bill
authorizing city councils to provide
for minimum rates of wages to be
paid, maximum hours of work to be
done under contracts with such cities
and validating ordinances which so
Senate Passes Cold Storage Bill.
The Senate passed finally, 3 to 9,
the Gans cold storage bill. As the
bill was amended, it must go back to
the House for concurrence, but it
probably will reach the Governor sub-
stantially as now drawn. It places
all cold storage plans under the super-
vigion of the Dairy and Food Commis-
sioner, fixes specific periods for the
storage of certain foods and provides
that they shall be marked when
placed on sale. Fine and imprison-
ment are penalties for violation, and
the act goes into effect 90 days after
approval by the Governor. Each stor-
age warehouse musi be licensed from
the Dairy and Food Commissioner, the
fee being $30 a year. The Commis-
sioner must first inspect the ware-
housa to see that it is sanitary. Un-
sanitary warehouses may be clesed
and even deprived of license.
House Favors Two Mayors.
The House passed the Geary bill
permitting Mayor Magee, of Pitts-
burg, and Mayor Von Bergen, of
Scranton, to succeed themselves.
Phone Rates to Drop.
Telephone rates in the State will
pe reduced as the result of the reso-
lution introduced in the House last
week by Representative Coniff, of Lu-
zerre county. This requires that the
State Nsilroad Commission shall com-
fer with the telephone eompanies
within fifteen days and bring about a
reduction along the lines suggested
by the commission in tentative sched-
ules. The independent telephone com-
panies will have a hearing before the
ion on
May 2 7 on the suggested
| 3
Though Nearly Half Water, Their
Contents Are Ext->mely Nutritious
—Comparison With Meat.
Many persons often ask what an
egg is made of, but strange to say
few ever find out to their entire satis-
faction. A test at the department of
agriculture shows that the white of an
egg is nearly seven-eighths water, the
balance being nearly pure albumen.
The yolk is slightly less than one-half
water. This is true of the eggs of
chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese. In |
comparing the eggs of these various | |
birds the department of agriculture !
quotes the following figures:
Hen eggs, 50 per cent. water, 16 |
per cent. protein, 36 per cent. fat.
Goose eggs, 44 per cent. water, 19 |
per cent. protein, 36 per cent. fat.
Duck eggs, 46 per cent. water, 17!
per cent. protein, 36 per cent. fat. |
Turkey eggs, 48 per cent. water, 18 |
per cent. protein, 33 per cent. fat.
Of course, farmers understand that
protein goes to make muscle and
blood, while fat is fuel for running the
machinery of the body. Thus it will
be seen that eggs, though half or near-
ly half water, are extremely nutritious, |
containing all the elements required
for the building and support of the !
body. There is no truth, however, in |
the old saying that an egg contains |
as much nutriment as a pound eof
steak. It would be nearer correct to |
estimate a pound of eggs as being |
equal to a pound of lean steak in nu-
tritious value. |
Made of 2x4 Stuff, cuff, There Is No Place: |
for Little Insects to Hide—
Kerosene Does Work.
The simplest constructed perch we
can get, if it gives satisfaction should
be the one to build. There is no
place for the mites to hide, even,
should they get on these perches. The
perches are made of 2x4 stuff with
one edge rounded, the pieces that
form the support for the perches ara
of the same material as the perches,
also that of the legs, which are one
foot long, which makes the perches
18 inches from the floor. Sufficiently
high for convenience and not so high
that when fowls jump from them,
Mite-Proof Perches. |
‘they will bruise their feet, causing
“Bumble-foot,” broken legs or breast
bones. The legs should fit the cans
‘loosely so that in removing them ta
‘facilitate cleaning out the droppings,
‘the cans will not be overturned. The
‘cans should contain an inch or twa
‘of kerosene or coal oil at all times,
and there is no possible chance of any
mites, big or little, getting by.
:Fowl Should Not Be Compelied to Re
main Idle by Being Cooped Up
in Flithy Quarters.
The hen is naturally industrious,
and she should not be compelled ta
remain idle by being cooped up in
dark, flithy quarters, where drafta
.are prevalent, the floor without some
‘good litter and surroundings othen
iwise unhealthy. Rather encourage
‘her to work by providing her with
igood, comfortable quarters.
Construct a good scratch shed, but
iit this be impossible then construct
la dropping board under the roosts and
place the litter upon the floor of the
coop. Permit all the light possible
{Scatter the grain food in the litte:
‘and let old biddy scratch for it to he:
‘heart’s content,
Avoid feeding moldy food and pro
vide drinking water in plenty. During
ithe bitter cold weather slightly warm
the water for the convenience of the
‘fowls. Remember, the working hen is
‘the one ‘that will shell out the eggs
‘while the idle one will not lay.
Varieties of Ducks.
Today we have 11 acknowledged
‘varieties of ducks, viz.: Pekin, Ayles.
bury, Rouen, Indian Runner, Crested
‘White, White Muscovy, Colored Mus-
‘covy, Cayuga, White Call, Gray Call
and Black Bast Indians,
For veal practical purposes, I only
recommend the first four classes and
‘in the order that I have named them,
‘the Pekin being the most extensively
bred and probably as good as an all
round market duck as there is today;
but they are the most timid, and con-
sequently more liable to get panie.
‘stricken when raised in large num
‘bers, says a writer in an exchange.
‘Standard weight of adult drakes,
eight pounds; ducks, seven pounds.
As to laying qualities the Pekins
are outclassed only by a single breed.
It is a common thing for a Pekin duck
to lay from 100 to 125 eggs in a single