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I New Cotton Picker 1
t" a MACIUMJ: WI:ICH WORKS I
FAST AM) V I.Kit XOT TEAR I
Till: M.AXT. 112
An improved < Li.ton picker has been
invented by WL.iuin J. Dyer of Shreve
port. La., which is arranged to insure
a clean and thorough removal of the
holls from high or low eottou bushes
or plants without tearing the fibers of
the lint or the growing plant.
The ma chilli', says The Scientific
American, comprises a horse drawn,
well supported box. at the sides of the
open front end of which vertical shafts
are journaled. carrying picking disks.
Each picking disk is formed with a
solid core, whose top and bottom di
verge from the edge to the center. Be
tween these picker shafts two other
vertical shafts are journaled. provided
with brushes beveled at top and bot
tom to conform with tlie toothed pick
ing disks. On the lower ends of these
four vertical shafts beveled pinions are
carried which mesh with beveled gears
on a forward transverse shaft geared
with the traction axle. The beveled
gears are so proportioned with respect
MECHANICAL COTTON PICKER,
to the pinions that the picker shafts
will rotate at a lower rate of speed
than the brush shafts.
As the machine is drawn forward the
outer sides of the picking disks pass
between adjacent branches of the
bushes, ami the teeth remove the lint
from the bolls. The cotton lint thus
picked is carried inward as the picker
shafts rotate and swept off the disks
by the brushes into the box.
In order to prevent the lint from fly
ing siilewise and outward from the
brushes and pickers and to prevent
clogging of the brushes and pickers by
the lint angularly disposed canvas
flanges are arranged on the forward
ends of the sides of the box, which
flanges are provided with cut out por
tions for the passage of the picking
Bofr Tolmeeo Sow,
One outcome of the Transvaal war
may be the popularity of Boer tobacco
In England. This product of South
Africa is pure, cheap, clean aud health
ful. In South Africa the newly ar
rived inveterate smoker speedily drops
his accustomed brands and changes to
the local product. There are many va
rieties of Boer tobacco, all of which
The best Transvaal tobacco is grown
in the neighborhood of Itustenburg,
al>out 40 miles northwest of Pretoria,
near President lvruger's private farms.
Here many hundred thousands of
pounds weight are grown yearly, home
cured and sent to the markets in huge
Other well known varieties of the
Boer leaf are the Ponilo, Fingo, Basu
to and Xesibe tobaccos. These are
grown in the native territories after
which they are christened.
The most fragrant of them is the
Pondo tobacco, which is grown on the
seacoast. It is packed up in a tall sug
ar loaf shape, the leaves being damp
ened ami pressed into a tight mass.
The cone is packed into a covering
made of reeds gathered from the river
banks and is tied firmly with thongs.
Klnplixcniii' Vletva of I'lnnt Growth,
In his studies of slow motions Pro
fessor Charles S. Slicliter, by means
of kiuetoscope pictures, has so magni
fied the motions that the growth of
seedling peas anil beans during three
weeks is shown in a few seconds. The
plants were photographed on the kiuet
oscope film by artificial light at inter
vals of a l'ew minutes to a few hours
during the three weeks. On projecting
the pictures upon the screen at the
usual rate, the motion of growth was
magnified about noo.ooo times, aud the
different rates of development of the
various parts were brought out very
clearly. Among the striking results
was the curious behavior of a pea
struggling to enter impenetrable soil,
the root curving and writhing much
like nu angleworm, while the pen was
rolled about very grotesquely.—Popu
Tor F-nnln Complaints
and diseases a.i-ong from an impure
st .i'" off ile bl >. I Liriit v's Celery Nerve
('.iniM' i'id is .in invaluable specific,
bold by Rossiuun & Son's Pharmacy.
LEARNING THE BICYCLE.
riprrli'iit'e of a Man Wlto Kwmijcd
Knonledxe of the Wheel.
El wood Kathboue told of an experience
hi' had in trying to learn how to ride the
bicycle. "1 first tried to learn with some
friends, but I made such a poor fist of it
and they laughed so much that I gave it
up in disgust. However, I was nettled by
my failure. I saw stout women and men
skating about on bicycles, and it hurt me
that I could not do the same. Then I re
membered learning to swim when a lad;
how I first got so I could propel myself
through the water, but could never get
my head up and consequently could only
swim for so long as my A'eath held out.
Then one day I found I could keep my
head above water, and since then I have
been able to swim as far as my strength
I would endure.
I"This determined me to make another
trial, and I sought a school in a neigh
borhood where I was unknown. Entering
and finding no one present whom I knew,
I engaged a helper and thought 1 was
making excellent progress, when my at
tendant slipped on something and let go
of me. My wheel immediately turned
round and with fiendish intent made for
the path the rest of the bicyclists were
following. Realizing the awful design of
the monster beneath me, but powerless
to control it, I screamed to a blond haired
young maiden with soulful blue eyes, wlio
led the van, to get out of the way. But
my bicycle would not be denied. With a
crash we came together, and I lit on one
ear, with the young maiden —who was a
heavyweight, by the way—on top. Eight
een or 20 others who were following
promptly piled themselves on top of us.
"As soon as 1 was extricated and had
got the dirt out of my eyes and throat, I
essayed an apology to the soulful eyed
girl. She received it in scornful silence,
and then remarking, 'You lobster, what
you need is a nurse,' started off on her
career again. I paid the attendant and
quit, but I staid long enough to see a
dozen similar accidents happen to others.
The last one was brought about by the
golden haired maiden's wheel executing
the identical maneuver that mine did.
She brought to the earth an exceedingly
rotund man, but us she happened to be
between him and that earth he lit on her
with a squash. I dragged her from the
wreck and stood her on her feet. 'You
don't mind my helping you, do youV I
said tenderly. 'l'm the lobster man, you
know.' 1 was going to say a lot more, but
there was a look in her eye that caused
me to hold my tongue, but nevertheless to
goon my way rejoicing. I've let the whse'.
alone since. '—New York Tribune.
Don'ta For linn turn Ilayers.
Don't be hasty in passing Judgment
on a trio or pair just received. They
rarely look well after a long journey
and will generally please you much
better after a day or two.
Don't because the chicks when hatch
ed were nearly white or mottled write
a stinging and sarcastic letter to the
man from whom you bought a sitting
of Black Cochin or Black Japanese
bantam eggs. That's the right color
for chicks. Feed and treat them right,
and they will become "sheeny green
Don't discard a Cochin bantam be
cause of a little oversize. Some of the
finest shaped birds in the world are
larger than our standard calls for.
Don't lose sight of color for shape
and shape for color, but if one of the
two must go let color slide and cling to
Don't fail to keep on hand a goodly
number of your badly marked or other
wise imperfect hens and pullets to use
for hatching the eggs of your fine
stock. Our experience has always been
that they beat incubators and brooders
two to one.
Don't expect the newer varieties,
such as Light and Dark Brahmas and
Partridge Cochins, to be as perfect in
marking as the corresponding large
breeds they are bred down from. If
you do, you will be woefully disappoint
ed. Nearly all are yet too large in size
and Imperfect in coloring.—John J.
Quinlus in American Fancier.
In a lecture on "Coral Reefs" Pro
fessor Watts of Mason University col
lege said that Darwin's theory was
that the reefs had grown round islands
which had subsided, while Murray's
theory supposed the ocean bed to re
main stationary, while the reef grew
outward like fairy rings on their own
debris. The Royal society, with the
co-operation of the admiralty and the
government of New South Wales, has
adopted Darwin's suggestion that a
millionaire might enable the problem
to be solved by arranging for a boring
through a coral island. A boring to a
deptli of about 1,1(J0 feet had been car
ried out on the island of Funafuti, in
the south Pacific, while the admiralty
had surveyed the island and sounded
the ocean round Its shores. The resulf
had been to give a clearer picture than
had ever been obtained before, but suf
ficient details had not yet been made
known to Justify an absolute conclu
Small Points of Social Form.
The unwritten laws of society are
continually changing. For instance,
invitations were always sent by hand.
Now they are almost always given to
the postman. This is an obvious ad
vantage unless the messenger or foot
man is perfectly reliable. Besides, it
gives much less trouble and expense.
At a dinner small differences are
more observable than at large and less
"smart" functions, and there are many
little things that It behooves an aspi
rant or a debutante to remember. Wo
men should not rise when a man is In
troduced to them, and they should also
remain seated when an acquaintance
greets them, putting out their hands to
be shaken. Of course in the case of a
hostess or an old or particularly distin
guished person this is different. A
hostess will receive all her guests
standing and do all she can to show
polite hospitality.—New York Tribune.
Keed More Animal Food.
Observations among the breeding
pens and chicken yards indicate that
poultry breeders are not feeding suffi
cient animal food to the fowls. So far
as possible this animal food should be
given fresh In preference to beef
scraps, animal meal, etc. Boil and
grind or cut up the feet, necks and
heads of the poultry killed for the table
and add this to the mash of cornmeal.
I>o the same with the eggs which are
tested out from the Incubators and sit
ting hens and with nil scraps of meat
from the table. (Jet fresh fish heads
and tails or buy cheap fresh fish and
mix this occasionally In the mash for
growing chicks or laying hens. It will
pay you better than patent "egg pro
ducing foods." Send to Director Brig
ham of the agricultural experiment
station, Kingston, IC. 1., for bulletin
.No. 61, which every poultry growei
ought to read and study.—Professor A
The Jamaica correspondent of the
London Times reports an Interesting
discovery in the Island. Dr. Grabham,
a local investigator, has discovered a
specimen of the malarial mosquito in
the neighborhood of Kingston corre
sponding to that determined by Major
Ross. The Importance of this discovery
to Jamaica may bo judged from the
admissions to the Kingston hospital
last year, one-third of whom were suf
fering from malaria. Fifty jears ago
so malarious were the Caymanas
marshes, between Kingston and Span
Ish Town, that It was considered sui
cide for a white man to venture ne"*
them after dark or before sunrise.
i WOMAN AND FASHION.
Child's Popular ( outnine—The L,'At-
Hlon Coat—A Charming Bine
There is nothing more serviceable
and suitable for young girls' wear than
the popular coat and skirt costumes.
One thing certain, they are not likely
togo out of fashion for some consider
able time, as they are popularly favor-
COAT AND BJUBT COSTUME.
Ed by one and all. Indeed, the latest
and smartest aspects of the coat and
| skirt costume bid fair to give that use-
I ful style of dress a fresh lease of life.
The illustration portrays a charming
I model of this serviceable costume. It
I is suitable for a girl of 10 or 12 years of
age and Is built of autumn frieze In a
shade of pink somewhat after the color
old rose. The little coat Is made dou
ble breasted and finished off in reefer
style, fastening with big pearl buttons,
while the skirt Is quite plain save for
a double box plait at the back and
rows of stitching at the hem. The coat
is also stitched, and a note of smart
ness is added to the whole by a half
collar of deep rose pink velvet.—Phila
"L'Alglon" Is the name of the new
coat which is to be the very swell gar
ment for fall wear. It is modeled after
a coat worn by Sarah Bernhardt In her
popular play, "L'Alglon." It Is severe
ly tailor made and as long as a man's
frock coat. It Is very loose and has no
darts and will be very trying to many
figures. There will be a strong effort
made by ladies' tailors to have this
coat universally adopted, but so many
women like more dressy and natty
little jackets that It is not known
yet whether it will be worn by those
outside the circle of actresses and pro
fessional people. The sleeves are ex
tremely tight fitting and so long that
only the tips of the fingers show. There
are a double capelike arrangement
about the shoulders and an inlaid vel
vet collar.—Cincinnati Enquirer.
A Charmlnic Bolero.
Altogether charming Is the bolero of
dark blue silk, slightly frilled at the
waist and set Into a broad piece of em-
brohlered linen, which develops into a
square turnover collar. The front worn
with this Is of fine linen, tucked both
lengthwise and crosswise In a very
dainty manner.—New York Mall and
Trees Protect River Banks.
The planting of trees along the banks
of streams to prevent erosion has been
undertaken in a number of instances.
Thus, in Arkansas one man has plant
ed red birch, native willows and soft
maple for two miles along a stream to
prevent the washing of the banks. The
plants were seedlings about two years
old and were taken from the woods.
Similar work has been done near Mah
wah, N. J., on the estate of Theodore
Chloe, a young negro houseservant it
an Atlanta family, had asked permissior
to attend the wedding of one of hei
friends. This permission having beet
granted, Chloe set forth arrayed like un
to a combination of Solomon and glorj
and the lilies of the field. The next day
her mistress said to her:
"Well, Chloe, how did the wedding gc
"Oh. la. missus, it was i!e grandest
weddin I ever saw! It was jess lubbly
Oh, yo' jess ought to ob seen de Huwalif
an de splendid weddin suppah an d<
bride —oh, de bride! She had on de lon
gest trail an a white veil all ovah her ar
a wreath ob flowahs. an, oh, it was jess
demos' elegant weddin!"
"How did the bridegroom look?"
An expression of infinite disgust cam#
into the face of Chloe as she said scorn
"La, missy, dat good for nothin, no
'count niggnh nebbah come a-nigh!"—
Stepped Into Live Goals.
"When a child I burned my foot
frightfully," writes W. H. Eads, of
.Tonesville, Va., "which caused horrible
leg sores for 30 years, but Bucklen's
Arnica Salve wholly cured me after
everything else failed. '' Infallible for
Burns, Scalds, Cuts, Soros, Bruises and
Piles Sold by Paules & Co. 25c.
A KNOWING FROG.
The Novel Manner In Wlileh He Se
c»urt,» >l< uln of Files.
"One of the most knowing little ani
mal pets I ever had is a frog about
half grown," said a well known artist
the other day to a reporter. "I made
the jumper's first acquaintance one
morning two weeks ago, when he hop
ped front the garden through an open
French window into my studio, where
his frequent daily visits afford me
much amusement during idle moments.
He is so tauie that he will take worms
from my fingers and perch upon my
hand like a bird and sing and croak
as long as 1 choose to hold him.
"As an illustration of the little fel
low's cunning, I was one morning feed
ing my favorite cat with a saucer of
bread and milk, all of which pussy did
not eat. The food that the cat left
soon attracted quite a number of flies.
The observant frog noticed this, and,
hopping into the saucer, he rolled over
and over until he was fairly covered
with a batter of bread anil milk, hav
ing done which he lay perfectly mo
tionless anil awaited developments.
The flies, enticed by the prospect of a
good meal, soon began to circle around
the scheming batraehian, and when
one passed within two inches or so of
his nose his tongue darted out and the
fly disappeared. The plan worked so
well that the frog makes a regular
business of rolling himself in the cat's
left over dinner.
"One day I wanted to paint him in
a picture and tried to take a profile
view. But he evidently had a dislike
to being sketched, for whenever I
placed him in the right position he
would hop around so as to face me
and then goon my drawing paper.
Then I would put him 011 a plate with
some water so that lie might be more
comfortable. This plan answered very
well as far as keeping him off the pa
per went, but when I turned the plate
so as to get a side view he hobbled
around and would face inc. Then I
tried edging around the table, but with
the same result, so that I was obliged
to hold him sideways while I drew
him. But whenever I raised my head
to look at him he raised his, too. and
lowered it again when I began to paint,
and so we went on nodding at each
other like two Chinese mandarins."
Electricity and Crops.
Some Russian scientists have been
trying interesting experiments in elec
tro culture. One of them ascertained
that electrified seeds germinated more
rapidly and gave better and quicker
results than seeds which had not been
submitted to preliminary electrifica
He also repeated the experiments of
Ross—that is. burying in the soil one
copper and one zinc plate placed ver
tically and connected by a wire. He
found that potatoes and roots grown in
the electrified space gave crops three
times heavier than those which were
grown close by on a test plot. The car
rots attained an unusual size of from
10 to 12 inches in diameter, says The
Scientific American. The other Rus
sian scientist tried a series of experi
ments that were more original. On
his experimental plot he planted wood
en posts about ten yards apart, which
were provided at their tops with me
tallic aigrets connected by wires, so
that the plants were cultivated under
a sort of network of wire.
By this he obtained some remarkable
results, and ripening barley was accel
erated by 12 days. A series of labora
tory experiments upon boxes of soil
was also made. The temperature of
the soil was raised by these currents.
Its moisture decreased at first, but be
gan to Increase after a course of three
weeks, and at last the amount of vege
table matter in the soil was increased
by the electric currents. Further re
searches seem promising.
Simon Newcomb. America's "great as
tronomer, has had an honorary degree
conferred on him by the University of
Cracow, Austria, something extraor
dinary for an American to receive.
He lives in Washington and is 65 years
General Marcus P. Miller drove into
a barn near Great Barrington, Mass.,
during a thunderstorm a few days ago.
While he was there lightning struck
the barn, killing two cows and stun
ning a farmhand with whom he was
talking, but passing over the veteran
Among those honored by mention in
the dispatches of Generals Methuen
and Buller is an American lad of 17,
Midshipman W. W. Sillern of San
Francisco, whose mother is now wife
of the English vice admiral. It. G. Kin
nban, and who is a nephew of Mrs.
Ben All Haggln. He is mentioned for
The Gaunt family of Australia is
versatile. The father Is a Melbourne
judge; a daughter, Mary, is a colonial
novelist who has made a considerable
reputation In England; a son in the
navy. Lieutenant Gaunt, distinguished
himself during the fighting in Samoa,
and Captain Cecil Gaunt, another son,
was among the defenders of Lady
T. A. Slocum, M. C., the Great Chem
ist ami Scientist, Will Send Free, to
the Alflicted, Three Mottles of
his ISewlv Discovered Reme
dies to Cure Consumption
and All Lung Troubles.
Nothing could be lairer, more philan
thropic or carry mote joy to the afflict
ed, than the oiler of T. A. Slocum, M.
C., of New York City.
Confident that he has discovered a
reliable cure for consumption and all
bronchial, throat and lung diseases,
general decline and weakness, loss of
flesh and all conditions wasting, and to
make its great merits known, he will
send, free, three bottles to any reader of
the AMKKICAN who may be suffering.
Already this "new scientific course of
medicine" has permanently cured thou
sands of apparently hopeless cases.
The Doctor considers it his religious
duty—a duty which he owes to human
ity—to donate his infallible cure.
He lias proved the dreaded consump
tion to be a curable disease beyond any
doubt, and has 011 file in bis American
and European laboratories testimonials
of experience from those benefitted and
cured, in all parts of the world.
Don't until it is too late. Con
sumption, unintermped, means speedy
and certain death. Address T. A
Slocum, M. (J., Pine street, New
York, and when writing the Doctor, give
express and postofiice address, and
please mention reading this article in
the AMERICAN* March 4
THE GROWING STOCK.
TfachliiK: C'hieK* to lloOMt— I'olntn on
Sciiti rating Hie Sf .vi'M.
Teaching the chicks to roost is often
a puzzle, particularly to beginners. Try
this method: Take a low box or a wide
board resting on a block or brick anil
put it where the chicks are accustomed
to sleep. Have it large enough sn that
all tiie chicks can get on it. After they
are accustomed to it gradually raise it
until it is a foot from the floor. Most
of the chicks will goon it. Any that
do not you should place 011 it night aft
er night until they will goof their own
accord. W hen all have learned to get
up on the board, take it away and put
at the same height roosts four or live
inches wide. Here is another that
sometimes works well: I*ut one or two
peaceable old fowls of either sex or a
few chickens that have learned to roost
In with the lot you wish to teach, wide
roosts being furnished, not too high
from the ground. Leghorns generally
need no Instruction, and mixed lots of
chicks containing I.eghorns generally
follow their example very rapidly.
Don't think, though, that you can
teach all chickens to roost. Some breed
ers of Asiatics never allow their fowls
to roost, and when you have stock
from such fowls you are apt to find
that some of the chicks will never goto
roost of their own accord.
A great deal is said of the necessity
for separating the sexes, some insisting
that it should be done as soon as sex
can be determined. In Asiatics it is
not often necessary until the chicks are
pretty well grown. In fowls of the
Mediterranean varieties separation
must be made quite early. In Ameri
can varieties it depends on the stock
and the stage of development of the
individual cockerels. Frequently the
removal of a few of the cockerels dis
posed to annoy the pullets makes it
possible to keep males and females
peaceably together until well along in
the season. In many cases the separa
tion can be made early as well as later,
the chicks being divided into small lots
anyway and it being just as easy to
separate by sex. but where it is not
convenient to separate the sexes they
may often be kept together by remov
ing those cockerels disposed to make
What is of much greater importance
than separation according to sex is as
sortment according to size. Except in
very rare cases, when chicks of differ
ent sizes are kept together the smaller
ones have to take a lot of roughing
from the others. Whenever any of tHo
chicks in a flock are seen to be suffer
ing from this sort of treatment, they
should be removed from it. For this
same cause the best development of all
the good cockerels one has is hard to
secure. As the birds mature it is seen
that one or two (those which rule the
flock) stand out superior to the others
in general condition. Remove these,
and one or two others will quickly sur
prise you by the rapidity with which
they shape up. The best way is to
keep every male bird by himself or
with a few hens or pullets after he be
gins to assert his individuality. Not
many breeders have facilities for do
ing this. The next best thing is to
keep them in as small flocks as possible
and have them so nearly matched in
size and strength that none will be
much imposed on. Most breeders keep
entirely too many cockerels over to sell
for stock purposes. The birds that sell
for only $2 or $3 each in the spring it
does not pay to winter, yet thousands
of them are carried through every sea
son, and thousands goto the pot in
March and April every year which
ought to have gone to the frying pan
seven or eight mouths earlier.—Farm
A nil? Gooae KKtolillshment.
The American Agriculturist says: At
Adanisville. IJ. 1., there is a large goose
fattening establishment. The proprie
tors pick up the geese in carts when
about half grown that is. about the
age that the quills begin to start. Many
farmers prefer to dispose of the geese
in this way rather than have the trou
ble of fattening them themselves. The
professional fatteners finish off the
geese in four to six weeks. There is
nothing secret about the method of
fattening. They are given mostly
cornmeal, bran and meat and fed all
they will eat. At killing time five or
six pickers are employed, and these be
come very expert, dressing off from 20
to 25 a day. The product is shipped to
New York and Boston. Sometimes the
demand is better in one city and some
times in the other. The poultry are
dry picked and the feathers sold, being
kept until wiuter and shipped all to
gether. Goose feathers are usually
worth about 35 cents per pound. Mr.
Cornell, owner of this establishment,
said that last year he fattened about
10,000 geese and 4,000 ducks, not so
many as usual, as it was a poor season.
He feeds 100 bushels of meal per day
and two tons of meat scraps per week.
He does not coop them in houses to fat
ten. but lets them out in yards about
30 to -lo feet square. He employs eight
pickers and three or four men to take
care of the geese. He pays 10 cents
Money Makine ONtriclica.
Mr. Bently, who now owns the great
est number of ostriches in southern
California or in the country, received
over SIOO a month net as gate money.
He charges visitors 25 cents to see his
birds, and it is Well worth more. Mr.
Bently, together with nine other gen
tlemen, exhibited 30 of these mon
strous birds of plume at the Chicago
World's fair. Their gate receipts there
were a trifle over JJNS.OOO. From the
fair this gentleman went to Europe
with his stock, exhibiting in the lar
gest cities anil wintering one season in
Hamburg, Germany. He tells me that
the trip hardly paid him a good salary
and that American cities are better for
this business than European ones.—
Fiiesx lier Heart!
"Mamma," said the little !>-year-old
at the matinee, "I want to take off my
"What for. dear?"
"So tlie big man in the seat behind me
can see over my head."—Chicago Trib
"Bixby has given up his job to devote
himself entirely to literary work."
"He must have had some strong en
"Yes, he married a wealthy girl."—
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Tin? ICtTeet of Mnrrlatre.
McJigger— He should have had sense
enough not to marry Miss Strougmind.
lb- was very stupid.
Thiuguiiibob- Yes, but he's slirewed
now.— Philadelphia Press.
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BONE AND ANIMAL MEAL.
floyer, After K* pertinent In I? on Mont
Feed, Telia Ibe IteHiilt.
Time and again we have referred to
the value of meat in some form or oth
er to poultry, especially when they are
confined to runs. Fowls in free range,
especially in an orchard range, gather
a vast amount of bugs, worms and in
sects generally that furnishes them
with all the animal food they need.
But not more than five flocks out of a
hundred arc able to enjoy the luxury of
a large orchard. Hence, being depriv
ed of a natural supply of this much
needed food, it is necessary for every
poultry keeper to look well into the
question and secure the very best that
can be had.
The green bone cutter has had much
to do in solving this important question,
but this valuable invention has also
had its battles to light. Injudicious
feeding of green bone has developed
worms in the fowls that have caus
ed considerable loss. It likewise has
caused irritableness of stock, causing
much lighting, and in young stock it
has caused a too rapid growth of comb
and wattles. Understand the fault lies
not in the bone cutter nor In the green
bone so much as in the wholesale man
ner in which it is fed. A fresh meat
diet should be fed cautiously, not more
than an ounce for each hen and not
oftener than every other day.
The difficulty in securing the green
bone in small towns and the labor at
tached to running some of the bone
cutters have also been cause for oppo
These facts, so fully ventilated in the
press, gave vent to so considerable ad
vertising to venders of meat scraps
that it was not long before the woods
were full of the "best article."
During the past four years we have
been doing considerable experimenting
on A Few Hens' experimental farm with
prepared meats of all kinds as well as
with green cut bone. We have not lost
one bit of our faith in green bone when
it can be had fresh and there Is suffi
cient time at hand to properly cut It,
but as our experiments are Intended
for the benefit of our readers scattered
all over the country we made a series
of tests to ascertain just what article
would be the safest substitute and
which could be generally recommend
We wish here to state that after we
stopped using green cut bone in order
to secure a substitute we noticed that
our egg yield for the same number and
variety of fowls for the same season of
the year and under like conditions oth
erwise was not so good as when we fed
the green bone. But after giving the
animal meal a test we noticed that
gradually the egg yield increased, so
much so that there is a neck to neck
race between the green bone fed hens
and the animal meal fed hens.
So after a year's almost exclusive
trial of animal meal we feel safe In
saying that the very best substitute
for green cut bone is animal meal. We
would advise where it is possible to
feed both, say green bone twice a week
as a separate noon feed and animal
meal in the mash every morning ex
cepting 011 the days when the green
bone is fed. In this way there Is a va
riety and a possible case of double
benefit.—A Few Hens.
As far as feeding poultry is concern
ed the m(,st common trouble is a lack
of variety In diet. It should always be
remembered that fowls are omnivorous
in their habits. Their natural food
comprises the whole three kingdoms
into which matter Is divided—viz, the
animal, vegetable and mineral. If any
one or two of these are supplied and the
third is lacking, the ration is unbal
anced and consequently not calculated
to develop a perfectly healthy organ
ism. When fowls are confined In
houses or yards, the various grains,
such as corn, wheat and oats, form too
large a proportion of the bill of fare In
many cases. Green vegetables and
meat should be supplied in much larger
quantities than they are ordinarily
given. Have a cabbage or a beet In
the poultry house at all times that the
fowls may help themselves as they
wish. Ground beef scraps, fresh raw
meat and finely ground butchers' bones
contain much nutriment and are excel
lent to stimulate egg production. Then
oyster shells must be given to furnish
lime and gravel, pounded glass and
crockery to aid In reducing the food.
Furthermore, in feeding poultry It must
be borne in mind that the feed Is ac
cording to the object to be gained. Is
it eggs or flesh V Are they young or old
birds? Different cases require the fol
lowing of totally different methods.
For eggs we want such foods as bran,
shorts, cottonseed, gluten and linseed
meals, peas anil clover; for the produc
tion of flesh feed corn, rye, buckwheat
and oily foods. There is 110 definite
Ironclad rule laid down upon this sub
ject. It is necessary to determine what
is desired always and then act accord
ingly.—Myron S. Perkins.
Bill Fletcher, a telegraph lineman,
doesn't like to wear a hat on hot days. A
kind hearted woman saw Bill one hot
day digging away bareheaded at a post
hole. So she went into the house aud got
one of her husband's old hats.
"It is too bad you haven't got a hat.
Take this one," said she.
Not wishing to offend her, Bill accepted
When the work was completed, he went
to the door and, thanking her, said that
he could not keep the hat.
"But you must keep it," she said.
"You will bake your brains out if you
don't wear something over your head this
"Oh, no, I won't," said Bill. "I haven't
got any brains. If I had 1 wouldn't be
digging post holes." —London Tit-kits.
A Mark T"*vnln Story.
One day, so the story goes, Mark
Twain, while at his residence in Hart
ford, was called up on the telephone. He
responded and said "Ilello, hello!" for
several minutes without getting an an
swer. and then he used some language
not generally seen in print, but which
was certainly picturesque. While thus
mgaged. he heard an answer in astonish
td tones and recognized voice of hn
eminent divine whom he knew very well.
"Is that you, doctor?" questioned
Mark. "I didn't hear what you said. My
butler has been at the telephone and said
he couldn't understand you."
Suppose you look up what the chances
are for yoi. to secure a telephone line
in your neighborhood. And then there
is that rural .mail route which, like
enough, you can get established if only
you and two or three other progressive
men take hold of the matter. It is
worth a good ileal to be in daily and
constant touch with the busy world by
means of a telephone and a good daily
What's Your Face Worth?
Sometimes a fortune, but never, if
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diced look, moth patches and blotches
>ll the skin, all signs of Liver Trouble.
But Dr. King's New Life Pills give
(Tear Skin, Rosy Cheeks, Rich Complex
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THE BELGIAN HARE. |
A Kind of "Side Line" to the Poultry
Bualneas That la browing.
The raising of Belgian hares for mar
ket is a rapidly increasing industry in
this country. Many poultrymen have
within the past few years added a hare
department to their plants, and most
of them have found profit In the depar
ture. There is a constantly growing
demand for dressed hares In the mar
ket, as the meat is fine and of de
cidedly agreeable flavor.
Southern California has led the way
in this country as an extensive pro
ducer of Belgian hares. There are sev
eral large plants in the vicinity of Los
Angeles. But Chicago is also coming
CHAMPION GOLDEN SOVEREIGN,
to the front in this connection. The
following, taken from an article in The
American Poultry Journal, gives an
idea of the extent of the business in
The new United States government
census will show Belgian hare breed
ing to be one of the great Industries of
Chicago, one that will mean a revenue
of hundreds of thousands of dollars,
with capacity and possibility almost
The pioneer in this comparatively
new Industry In Chicago Is the Ameri
can Belgian Hare company, located at
269 South Sacramento avenue. This
company Is Incorporated, with S. J.
Chapman president and E. E. Gillen
vice president. Mr. Chapman has been
a publisher in Chicago for 15 years.
Mr. Gillen is a thorough business man
and has been extensively connected
with the Belgian hare business In Cali
fornia. Mr. Chapman has also been in
California and has had practical expe
rience with Belgian hares in that sec
tion of the country that seems to have
been captured by this absorbing and
In August, 1899, Mr. Gillen went to
England and personally selected 23
head of stock. Then In November,
1899, he went over and brought back
between 250 and 300. He is a Judge of
stock and, with unlimited means, se
cured the cream of England's prize
winners, among their valuable bucks
being the Great Lord Lipton, Gold
Dust, Champion Golden Sovereign and
many others. This last lot is the lar
gest single Importation of thorough
bred Belgian hares ever made. These i
men have accomplished in the forma
tion of the American Belgian Hare '
company and the giving of their time, j
attention and money what has perhaps
never been done before. They have I
started on a broad foundation of am- I
pie capital, knowledge of the business, ,
•with only Imported stock, imported
from England, with the idea of relia- |
billty and permanency of the business, j
We passed a very pleasant forenoon
recently in a visit to the plant of tlie
American Belgian Hare company. The .
building, which is used entirely for |
this purpose, is 130 feet long, with a
capacity of 500 to 700 head filled to its
utmost limit The offices of the com
pany are in front. The balance is giv
en up entirely to the hutches, which
are double decked In four rows, giving
ample aisles running the whole length,
with the exception of the feed and
shipping rooms in the rear. The plant
Is splendidly arranged for the business,
and reliable judges who are acquainted
with all the Belgian hare plants In the
country agree that it is not surpassed
by any. It has exceptional conven
iences for care of animals sent in for
The illustrations herewith, reproduc
ed from The American Poultry Jour
nal, are of Champion Golden Sover
eign, who has won 16 first and special
prizes in England, and Chicago Belle,
imported, sire Crystal Palace Buck,
dam Bother Queen.
Do not give the chicks to a hen with
scaly legs. It Is a disease, often result
ing from filthy houses. Elephantiasis
the disease is called, and the legs be
come unsightly with a rank growth of
knotty scale or hard scurf caused by
an Insect When it Is first seen, it re
sembles grayish dirt Lard strongly
Impregnated with coal oil will at this
stage efTect a speedy cure. It is class
ed as contagious, but perhaps with
fowls the contagion simply means ex
posing the flock to the conditions that
cause it It is said a hen running with
Jmotherlng) a brood will give it to the
Honaea find Treea.
If possible, locate poultry houses on
high, dry ground. Select an elevated
site protected by trees on the north and
west if possible. If the yards and
front are exposed too much to the sun,
plant trees. If you are afraid the fowls
will destroy them by scratching about
their roots, place stones around the
tree or make a board frame, which can
be cheaply and easily made from any
old lumber. This will also act as a
mulch and keep the ground cool and
moist. Trees and fowls are good
friends and should never be separated.
I*l ne Le«ve«, or "Needier."
The California Fruit Grower tells us
that pine needles are being utilized In
south Oregon. The needles are boiled
and then run through horizontal wood
en rollers, which extract the Juice.
This is called pine needle oil, which
is supposed to possess medical proper
ties. The pulp is used as a medicated
material for upholstering and is also
eaid to be a good substitute for horse
hair. It is said that insect pests will
not live in furniture that has been up
holstered with pine needles.
Strnwberrlea on Treea,
Our lowly strawberry plant has been
trained into an upright form by a
M. Baltet. The method
Is simplicity itself. The ruuners are
trained up vertically and tied to a
Stake. This is an adaptation of the
principle recently applied to violets.—
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