The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, May 06, 1910, Image 6

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    THE CITIZEN, Kit I DAY, MAY 0, 1010.
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The poets have cunc bf the old oaken
That hunt; in irrandpap's well.
They've struck their harps about moth
er's big slipper
That made us bad Iclcs yell.
13ut how did they miss grandad's speckled
The hen with sly bqulnt In her eye,
A demon to scratch In grandmother's
truck paten,
A ripper In wheat Meld and rye.
Old hen. do you now from hen heaven
look down
To your lousy old nest In Fan's rack
And regret the day when you. Hopped
down on me
And clawed thoso big holes In my back?
Ha, ha! You remember the ducking you
In tho trough In the pozy barnyard,
Where you cackled and clucked In the
smell and the rot
And dug your poor toe nails so hard.
But It singing bards could forget grand
pap's hen
How could they par3 by her hen fruit?
The egg of the mow that gave nog Its
wild fizz
And at politicians went "Toot!"
Our hat Is off now to tho egg of the mow
That was hidden so long In the heat.
That drew through Its shell the old barn's
rich smell
And tho fragrance of mown hay so
I'm longing right now for that egg from
tho mow,
For like "vase In which roses have once
been distilled"
Tears may break, they may shatter, that
esg If they will,
Yet tho scent of tho barnyard will hang
round It still.
So many breed from weak stock,
then fail In egg production and rais
ing stock, and then what a knock!
"It's nil a fizzle! It doesu't and never
did pay!"
They've surely a brainstorm. They
demand perfect stallions and brood
mares, breeding cattle must be stand
ard, and brood sows must be Al, and
even their garden seeds must be test
ed and guaranteed. But turkeys,
chickens, ducks nnd geese may be In
bred, ill feed, half dead, undersized,
full of lice, yet they must roll out the
eggs and raise perfect progeny.
Occasionally they buy a rooster and
expect him to work a miracle with
their calico colored culls, or they trade
n deadhead gobbler for one that has
to stand up against tho fence to gob
ble. What n fowl fizzle! What a I
fool farce! Vigor Is the essential to j
success. Without It, nit.
Swiudlern have humped their backs
doping feeds since the rise in prices of
grain and grain products.
Bran selling at $22 to $30 per ton
has been salted to the extent of 200
to 300 hundredweight to tho ton. salt
selling at $2.50 to $3.50 per ton.
Illce hulls nnd corncobs pulverized
to dust are mixed with bran and mid
dlings, and offal, corncobs and oat
hulls have been found prominent in
'Al chop."
Tho prepared chick and hen foods
have been an easy mark for swindlers,
all sorts of old stock being dumped
Into them, tho wed companies and
seed stores being especially generous
with their old beans, peas, sweet corn
and what not.
These feeds, selling from $-10 to $00
per ton, In many cases were moldy,
dusty and had n big proportion of oys
ter shell and grit that only costs from
$1 to $0 per ton. Even certain highly
guaranteed beef scrap is. currion and
tankage, in one case mixed with
oak bark. It Is your business to have
sunpccled articles analyzed, to put the
matter in the hands of proper authori
ties, for In most of the states there
are stringent laws to meet cases like
Don't let tho late chicks bo without
shade. They need extra care and
Don't feed molting hens benvr. The
lean hen always finishes her molt nnd
starts to lay first.
Don't leave your fine stock In tho
care of a know not nnd go off on n
' Jaunt. When a man gets gay It doesn't
Don't wait to prepare winter quar
ters for young stock until tho frosts
prepare your birds for tho undertaker'.
Don't spray fruit and potatoes with
paris greeu and acetate of lead while
chickens arc nround or you'll be put
ting them under ground.
Don't keep that strong disinfectant
in tho drinking water. Make your
placo sanitary, keep real cool nnd let
the other fellow play tho fool.
Don't let tho ground In tboso pens
get rank. Scnttcr lime and get busy
with the spado or cholera will make a
Don't let thoso birds you Intend to
show get nlong anyway and then ex
pect to fix them up In a day. Your
chance to win will be thin.
I,nM, nnd Host One ttt the Age of tho
Originally tho calf got nil of tho
cream. This wns In the period when
tho cow wns kept for the beef which
she would produce. Tho next step
showed the milk upon tho cellar
shelf. Hero tho calf got about hnlt
of tho cream, and tho other half was
made Into butter. Tho third stngo
shows the long milk cans in spring
or well water, says Kimball's Dairy
Farmer. Hero tho calf gets less of
the cream, but still he has a part of
it. Inventlvo genius Introduced tho
fourth stop, and we have tho patent
creamer operated with Ice nnd water.
Hy the uso of this fully threefourths
of the cream goes Into the butter and
tho calf must content himself with
tho remaining one-fourth. Finally
we come to the present timo and tho
nge of the separator. All tho cream
now goes into tho butter and the calf
Is doing just as well as he did before.
Tho dairyman makes two profits in
stead of one. Carefully worked out
experiments show that tho dairy calf
or baby beef can be raised upon skim
milk more cheaply than upon tho
whole milk. Some breeders wljl tell
you that they must have the whole
milk, but such men are usually de
votees or thin-milk breeds. Tho
milk from cows that give a largo per
centage of butter-fat need not be Ted
whole to tho calves. A little oll-cako
and corn meal will tako the place of
the butter-fat and produce just as
good an animal. In fact, science has
shown that tho cajf's stomach, as
well as tho human stomach, Is oicn
overworked by the largo percentage
of butter-fat which enters with whole
milk. The separator then represents
the great economy and the largest
profits in the present day of dairy
ing. Clean ."Milking by Machine.
In using the milking machine at
the Pennsylvania experiment station,
it was found that in general cows
were milked cleaner as they become
accustomed to the machine, but in
dividuals varied widely in this re
spect. Two of the cows tested could
never be milked with the machine
without leaving one or more pounds
of strlppings while the others were
often milked as completely as would
be done by hand under ordinary cir
cumstances. No difference yield of
milk was observed that could be at
tributed to the machine milking, but
there was usually a slight drop when
changing from one method to tho
other, always in changing from hand
to machine milking.
Feeding Dnlry Heifers.
My practice of feeding heifers from
calfhood has been to give rations
which would Induce growth of bone
and muscles, not withholding a gen
erous supply of fat forming mate
rials so that the little creatures were
symmetrical beauties, When they
begin to milk I stiil give them enough
of such food to keep them from be
coming skinny, believing for the
manufacture of the greatest supply
of milk they wore capable of pro
ducing they should bo furnished tho
materials In their food and not be re
quired to take it from their own bod
ies, and I believe if this method of
feeding were more generally prac
ticed there would be less tuberculo
sis among the dairy herds of the
country. D. O. Cornmann, In Na
tional Stockman and Farmer.
Novel Milk Cars.
One of the American consuls in
the United Kingdom reports that a
now plan has been adopted by tho
Great Northern Railway, in England,
for transporting milk, and the idea
Is being tried in Ireland also. Tho
milk cars are fitted with special ad
Justed ventilating apparatus, and tho
oscillation which has on a number
of occasions nearly cnurnod milk
into butter during a journey has
almost disappeared. Even at rap
Id speed on sharp curves there is
scarcely any oscillation. Tho vann
are forty feet long and run on two
four wheeler bogles.
Care of the Churn.
If the churn Is turned upside down
it will not dry out rapidly. If it
stands right sido up, dirt containing
bad germs may fail in. Whon put
ting the churn away lay it on its side
having the open end slightly lower
than tho other. This gives good drain
age and pormlts air to circulate freely
enough for drying purposes, while
preventing dirt from falling into the
churn easily.
Value of IaioUs.
Keeping a cow for her good looks
may bo line esthetics, but It is not
Bood business. Husinoss demands
that a cow glvo at least C.000 pounds
of milk a year; make $C0 worth of
butter; that she furnish one calf,
worth $5 or more; $10 worth of
sweet skim milk, and manure enough
to pay for her food.' In this way a
farmer can eat his cake und have it
at the samo time.
Do not sacrifice good dairy cows
or hollers from such cows, They
can ofton be sold near homo at a fair
price; but if necessary, advertise
them. The papers t at have tho
most practical reading for farmers
la them will be good mediums In
Which to advertise such animals.
"What Is It?" A-Gwore-!.
Jones was Inquisitive. Ue was nlso
loquacious. He talked to everybuly,
and everybody tnlked to him. As a
news gatherer and news distributer he
wns without tt peer.
Jones wns stroking down the Htrcct
one evening when ho met Doc Smlth
crs rushing nlong nt brenkneck speed.
"Evening, Doc. Say, Doc, what's"
"No time to stop, Jones." gasped
Doc nnd rushed on.
"Huh! Funny Doc's In such n hurry.
Wonder what's Good evening, rev
erend." "Good evening, Mr. Jones."
"Say, Just a minute. What's Doc"
"l am in n grent hurry, Mr. Jones.
Good night"
"Well, 1 declare! Something's up
sure when Itov. Thomas litis no time
to talk. Now, I just wonder ah! How
do do, judge. In a hurry? I just want
ed to nsk you What? Ilnven't time?
Well, don't it beat the world? Now. I
wonder what tho judge How nro
you, Aunt Sally? Where arc you go
ing? What do you suppose"
"Now, Mr. Jones. I Just cannot wait
n minute."
"Denr me. If that isn't about tho
strangest thing! Doc and tho preacher
and the Judge nnd Aunt Sally nil In n
hurry. I wonder what's up out this
Jones sauntered on down the street
and shared his nstoulshmeut with Hill
Conway, Ellas rotors nnd other citi
zens. The final conclusion of .this conven
tion of citizens was that something
serious had happened. It could bo
nothing else. An accident a death per
haps! So the company began to move
west. As they walked the number was
augmented by newcomers at every
On up the street they pressed, talk
lug, gesticulating and prophesying un
til they came to the home of Mrs. Ark
wrlght, Judge Gross' daughter. Here
they halted. The judge was just leav
ing tho house. Jones motioned the
crowd to silence and, addressing the
judge in an awed whisper, Inquired.
"What Is It. judge?"
The judge straightened up, smote his
chest with pride and answered, "It's a
boy, by gum!" Success Magazine.
"I heard one man," said tho play
wright, "who attended the premier of
my new play Inst night complain that
it was so late when ho got out."
"Yes?" queried the critics.
"Yes, and yet the final curtain fell
beford 10:45."
"Ah! Perhaps he overslept him
self." Catholic Standard and Times.
Tit For Tat.
Stranger (to prominent clergyman)
I came In here, sir, to'crltlclse your
church management and tell you how
It ought to be run.
Prominent Clergyman (amazed)
'What do you mean, sir? Dow dare
you? Who nre you, anyway?
"I am the humble editor of the pa
per you have been writing to." Life.
A Forgotten Art.
New Customer I see you have Van
Falutln for a customer. Are you aware
that his ancestors came across on tho
Tailor So? It's too bad ho doesn't
try to emulate their noble deed.
"What do you mean?"
"I, made him two suits, and he hasn't
come ncross yet." Puck.
A Restless Profession.
"You make it a rulo to keep your
constituents interested as much as pos
"Yes," replied Senator Sorghum. "In
politics there is no use of trying to let
well enough nlone. If you don't give
people something to think nbout they'll
bo giving you something to think
about." Washington Star.
What a Difference Now.
"Are you going to visit thoso rural
relatives of yours this summer?" we
ask of our friend who so often has
amused us with his accounts of vaca
tions on the farm.
"I will if they invite me," ho un
swers, "but they'ro so blamed rich and
exclusive now they make mo weary."
On the Wrong Side.
"I onco knew a man," remarked tho
observer of ovents and things, "who
thought he wus always ou tho right
side of things until one day ho got on
tho wrong side of a cow nnd tried to
milk her." Youkers Statesman.
Weakening to Parental Respect.
Tho Visitor Well, Johnnie, I sup
poso you aro going to grow up nnd bo
a man llko your father?
Johnnie No, sir; not llko my father.
You ought to hear what mn calls him.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A Hard Proposition.
Auxiou3 Father I wish I knew what
to do with my son.
Business Friend What is bo llko?
Anxious Father "Well, they say he's
very llko mo. (Silence.) Boston Iler
ald, '
Doubtful Compliment.
Mr. Bored I wish I had your voice.
Miss Bawler (delighted) Why so?
Mr. Bored Well, then, I could stop
It whenever I pleased. Baltimore
Better Pay.
Stella Tho census man gets only 2
cents a name.
Bella-Well, I'll get 560,000 for tak
ing Jack's Ne-w York Sun.
How You Can Get One Bendy for
Next Winter.
A small house 3G feet long, of even
span, mnde In the following way,
will prove useful and Inexpensive.
Tho foundation may bo mado of
brick, concrete or grout, whichever
Is moat convenient to build, nnd
should he 12 inches wide and 3 1-2
feet high, of which 3 feet Is In the
On this Is built a frame tho .length
of tho house nnd nigh enough to hold
a 14x24 Inch pane of glass, tho sash
bars being sot at right angles to the
foundationl. Tho top of tho sido
fr.imo is mado of 4x14 inches stud,
planed and finished like a hot bed
sash frame, to hold the gash bars.
The ridge, made of 2x4 inch material,
It supported on Iron pipe posts, which
nre strong and light. There nre two
rows of sash on eacli side of tho
house. Half of the distance between
the ridge and the side there is a 2xJ
running the length of the bouse nnd
supporteu In tho same manner as
the ridge with pipe posts. Tho sash,
G.3, glassed with 10x12 panes are
just laid on and then hold on placo
by two wood screws, which pass
through the sash and take hold of
tho wood beneath.
Provision is made for ventilation
by making every third sash of the
upper row on each side of the house
movable at its lower end. This ad
mits fresh air just over the walks on
both sides of the house. TheHe ven
tilating sash are hinged to tho oppo
site sash at the upper end, says the
Country Gentleman. The Joints of
the sash are covered with weather
strips to keep out the cold, and along
the peak of the roof where the sashes
como together there Is nailed a strip
of roofing paper, which turns tho
rain and snow. The beds are made
directly on the ground, three in num
ber, separated by sunken walks, a
little over a foot In width and a foot
deep. From the top of the middle
bed to the peak is six feet.
Harrow and Culttvute.
Weeds grow, rain or shine, hot or
cold, so the man who has neglected
his corn ground for two weeks
will have a mighty big job on
his hands before the corn is
up, the harrow will destroy millions
of these tiny weeds. Keep it going,
and then cultivate Just as soon as you
can &ee tho rows. Don't stop at
three times over; keep at It until the
corn gets too big. These frequent
cultivations will keep tho corn hump,
ing, and you are saving moisture
every time you go over tho field. And
don't forget the orchard. It needs
cultivation and lots of It. No mat
ter how much rnln has fallen during
May the trees will need nil tho mois
ture they can get for August and
September growth.
Watercress can ho easily grown in
tho shallows of any pure water
stream that has a sandy or gravelly
bottom, a steady How nnd a moder
ate current, if tho seeds are sown at
once in tho moist soil ,it water level;
or a crop may bo secured quickly by
pegging down cuttings In rn Inch or
two of water until they tnko root. Af
ter planting no cultivation Is need
ed except to keep free from weeds
nnd aquatic grasses.
lteplimtlng Corn,
Making every hill contain nt least
two stalks, and each stalk contain at
least ono average Blzed car Is the se
cret of successful corn raising. As
soon as the corn Is an Inch high re
plant ovory hill that contains no
plants. Whllo this may be a Uttlo
later than tho first planting, and
some may not got out of the way ol
frost, It will make a good cattle feed,
If nothing more.
Birds' Wuges.
In tho garden there aro a thous
and small offenders tnat ho who tills
tho soil for pleasuro would willingly
forgive. If It bo granted that the
thrush and tho blackbird steal a cer
tain amount of fruit, still their pres
ence is so beautiful and their song
bo sweet that what they take may
gladly be accorded as wages.
She Repudiated' tho Charge.
At tho men's service ill it Yorkshire
parish the vicar tried to convey tho
lesson thnt the truest heroes and hero
ines arc thoso who do noble deeds In
tho secret corner of the home, where
none can seo or npplaud.
"Few of you seem to think," ho con.
eluded, "that your wives staying nt
home uncomplnlnlngly to mind tho
children and prepare the meals aro
heroines, nnd yet their touching devo
tion to duty proves them to be so."
It certainly hndn't struck ono old
farmer In this way before, nnd ns soon
ns he got homo lie promptly told his
wife that tho vlcnr hnd called' her n
"Whntever docs thnt mean?" asked
tho good lady.
"Oh, it means a womnn who stay In
t' house instead of goln' nrt to show
hersen," explained the farmer vaguely.
"Then I'm not a heroine, nil' I'll
tlinng t' vicar to mind what lie's sny
in" snapped the wife. "I go to h
church rn tauch as t' other womeu do,
an' ho must be blind if ho can't seo
mo. Why, I'd five different colors in
t' bonnet I wore Inst Sunday!" Lon
don Spectator.
Wellington's Coolness.
The Duke of Wellington was one
day sitting at his library table when
the door opened and without any an
nouncement In stalked u figure of siu
gularly ill omen.
"Who are you?" asked the duke iu
his short and dry manner, looking up
without tho slightest change of coun
tenance upon the Intruder. f
"I am Apollyon. I am sent here to
kill you."
"Kill mo? Very odd."
"I am Apollyon and must put you to
"'Bilged to do It today?"
"I am not told the day or tho hour,
but I must do my mission."
"Very inconvenient; very busy; great
many letters to write. Coll again or
write mo word. I'll be ready for you."
The duke then went on with his cor
respondence. The maniac, appalled
probably by the stern, Immovable old
gentleman, backed out of the room and
In half an hour was lu un asylum.
A Legend of February.
nere is the pretty legend which tells
why February has only twenty-eight
or twenty-nine days. Long ago, they
say, February was a gambler, and he
was so unlucky that lie soon lost all
his money. Like other gamblers, he
tried to recover it, nnd he said to his
companions that if they would lend
him some money ho would give them
as security one of his days. January
and Miircii, who were naturally asso
ciated with him more often than any
of the other months, accepted his of
fer, and ns poor February soon lost
the money 'which he hnd borrowed
each of them acquired one of his days.
That Is why January and March have
each thirty-one days and February has
only twenty-eight In ordinary and
twenty-nine in leap years.
Tho Kind Ton Have Always
in uso for over 30 years,
w7 -
J1- Bonal supervision since its infancy.
(CCdCit&Z Allnnr tin mm tn Irffl vfl VOII ill this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and" Just-as-good" aro but
Experiments that trillo with and endanger tho health of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment.
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Xarcotic
substance. Its ago is its guarantee. It destroys "Worms
nnd nUays Foverishuess. It cures Diarrhoea and "Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
nnd Flatulency. It assimilates tho Food, regulates tho
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
Tho Children's Panacea Tho Mother's Friend.
Bears tho
The KM You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30. Years.
Before the Drug Act.
"Before we had governmental In
spection of drugs," said a chemist of
Washington, "queer things used tr
happen. Hero Is one:
"A Washington man was taken vio
lently 111, nnd his wlfo got him a box
of nux pills. He took three and re
covered. Tho rcmnlnder of tho bor
was put nwny In a damp closet.
"Soino time later, going to tho
closet, the man found that two of tho
six pills left In the box had sprouted.
A healthy green shoot hnd sprung,
from each. Instead, you nee, of being
nux pills, they were nothing but peas
covered with a coat of flour."
For Infants and Children.
Hie Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears tho
Roll of
Attention is called to the STRENGTH
of the
Wayne Countj
The FINANCIER of New York
City has published a ROLL Or
HONOR of the 11,470 State Banks
and Trust Companies of United
States. In this list the WAYNE
Stands -38th in the United States
Stands 10th in Pennsylvania.
Stands FIRST in Wavne County.
Capital, Surplus, $455,000.00
Total ASSETS, $2,733,000.00
Honesdale, Pa.. May 29, 1908.
'Bought, and which has been
lins borno tho signatnro of
has been mado under his per-
Signature of
Represent Reliable
Companies ONLY