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feather Etltched In silk. Laco and net
baga filled with rolls of cotton, each
tied with baby ribbon should soil for
fifty or Beventy-flvo cents, and they
nro most attractive. If a can of tal
cum powder Is put on tho bugs with
the cotton "fluffs" they should sell for
a dollar. Thoso aro now and practi
cal. Have a tea room for tho "Modern
Prlscllla," with girls In Puritan cos
tumes to Berve. Other magazines may
be used if occasion dernahds.
Cater u tho public.
Spray the vegetables
Never pasture too clowly.
Sheep aro sonsitlvo creatures.
It takes about eight weeks to grow
Warm barns do not always conduce
to health and vitality.
It la well to havo cows and holtera
POOR HOGS ARE COSTLY ON AVERAGE 'FARM
' J '
A Magazine Bazar.
Money making schemes aro always
(In demand for church fairs, and this
'one, suggested by Julia Benedict,
Bcems to mo to bo practical and would
havo a touch of novelty so requisite In
,theB0 days when there seems to be
scarcely anything now. I would sug
gest that each of the magazines rep
resented should bo written to (adver
tising manager) and see if a liberal
commission would not bo allowed on
all subscriptions taken, und no doubt
they would bo glad to furnish posters
and placards that could be used In the
decortalvo part of the booths. They
will also furnish subscription blanks.
I have enlarged upon tho idea, and in
dividual committees must arrange to
BUlt their convenience. Have "The
Literary Digest" be the supper room,
for to he a success a supper should
be a part of tho plan, and then let
"Good Housekeeping" havo all sorts
of things for tho house, like dustlcss
dusters, Ironing holders, utility bags,
broom bags, wash cloths, kitchen
aprons, etc. The dustless dusters are
made of either white .or black cheeso
cloth dipped in a preparation made of
equal parts of kerosene and paraffin
oil. Dip them and hang out doors to
dry at least twenty-four hours before
they are to bo folded and put up in
manila envelopes. They should sell
for twenty cents.
"Table Talk" or "What to Eat"
should havo home made jellies, cakes,
pies and candles for sale, and any oth
er home mado viands that will sell.
Take orders for cakes, etc., to be de
livered when needed.
"The Woman's Homo Companion"
may havo all sorts of sewing necessi
ties ncedlo books, work baskets,
cases of scissors, work bags, etc. For
tho "Ladles' World" tho dainty lin
gerie, so dear to every woman's heart,
handkerchiefs, filmy tea aprons and
any other feminine belongings, such
as boudoir caps, satin garters, fancy
bags and bed pillows of. finest whlto
material made up over pink and bluo
satin slips. t
"St. Nicholas" will have articles for
Christmas with "Mr. and Mrs. Santa
ClauB" and their assistants to take
charge. Have evergreen trees, plen
tifully sprinkled with cotton and dia
mond dust, red candles and an abund
ance of tree ornaments. In fact, if it
can be so arranged, it would bo a good
plan to havo somo of the articles for
Bala attached to tho tree. "Little
Folks" or any preferred magazine de
voted to woo children should be tho
booth devoted to infants' wear, wee
liot wator bottles, prettily covered with
pink and bluo outing flannel or elder
idown will have a ready sale as well
las fine wash cloths of cheese cloth
MODEL OF CERISE FLOWERED CREPE AND CHIFFON.
A Hobby Party.
We all have hobbies whether wo.
rido the "horso" hard or not, thero Is
always jUBt some one thing we like to
do or to havo better than anything
else; so to enliven a church soclnl tho
entertainment committee asked each
guest to wear an nrticlo to represent
his or her favorlto fad. Thero was the
boy who had tho stamp collecting
fever at Its height, ho appeared with a
stamp for a scarf pin, another glutfd
on to a huge ring ns a sotting, four ot
fivo glued to his coat lapel in lieu ol
a bouquet. Tho silk quilt worker had
her frock plentifully patched with Bilk
squares of tho patterns sho was mak
ing or desired to make and tho would
be artist had water color and pen and
Ink sketches on her dress with n
peaked hat made of water color paper
which had marino scenes upon it.
Tho airship fiend had a miniature
flying machine (found at tho toy coun
ter; worn around his neck and the
golf suit. Tho sailor boy was in whlto
duck with a "middy" cap and tho
.young miss who was learning to cook
carried a ring and chain from which
dangled, spoons, egg beater, flour sift
er, etc. It is needless to say that this
was the merriest kind of a party, far
different from tho average church so
cial. There was no lack of animated
conversation and to make things moro
interesting when all sat down to re
freshments, which wero served nt
binall tables, each ono was asked to
tell in two minutes tho merits of his
This meeting turned out to bo quite
an exchange not only of ideas, but of,
materials, for every ono found out
what tho other fellow was interested
in and some saved Btnmps and others
silk pieces and others gave cherished
recipes and all found even thoso whom
they thought dull and Btupid wero
most Interesting when led to talk upon
what was uppermost to them.
A Bachelor Girl's "Shower."
Just because we are not married
Our lovers too long having tarried
Is no reuBon wo can see
Why wo should not showered be!
After this convincing rhymo came
an invitation from "Polly" and her
best girl chum who decided to keep
house for tho summer to como to their
"moving In" party on tho day and date
"Polly" said she didn't see why they
should not havo somo of tho fun ex
perienced by engaged girls and brides
and they needed just tho solf same
things even though they were doomed
(by choice) to singlo blessedness. It
all turned out a very jolly affair. Pic
tures wero put up, dishes unpacked,
washed and put on the shelves of tho
tiny china closet. The guests brought
shelf paper, hammer and tacks, cans
of delicacies for tho "emergoncy"
closet, broom bags and brooms and all
sorts of articles that would go to mako
up a "miscellaneous shower."
Start a good hedge.
A windmill saves money.
Goats llko sunflower leaves. ,
Silage novor goes out of season.
Market eggs at least twice a week.
Oct rid of tho hen
caught on tho nest.
that Ib never
Tho warmer tho weather tho
corn should be fed to poultry.
It Is better to cut a chicken's head
off than to let hint eat it off.
Tho cow that is nlways bawling is
seldom best at filling the pall.
Tho modern poultry house havo ev
erything Inside It easily movable
Tho dairy cow offered for sale
"cheap" thoso dayB Is not to bo trust
ed. Head off the llco and mlte3. Now Is
tho tirno to thrust In tho whitewash
Just because the calf Is large and
thrifty is no sign It will bo a wonder
Unless very poor, better give blue
grass a top-dressing Instead of trying
to re-seed It
Feed at regular hours and the fowls
will always be ready and waiting for
their list meal.
Tho common curly lettuce Ib tho
best for early use. Head lettuce Is
better for late sowing.
Breeding stock cannot be divorced
from outdoor exercise without being
injured moro than benefited.
In a corn-growing territory cow
peas aro mostly grown with corn,
sowing broadcast or otherwise
Bo sure tho flock has plenty of fresh
water. If the sheep drink from
springs, keep tho approaches dry.
Corn silage Ib a safe feed for lambs
when It Is free from mold and docs
nojt contain an excessive amount of
Commercial growers or plums and
peaches who have trlod thinning con
sider it very Important in getting good
Rotation of crops is ono of tho sim
ple, practical methods of increasing
tho productivity of the farm and dis
An acre of corn yielding eight tons
of silage will keep four cows 180 days
an aero of pasture will .keep only
ono cow that long.
A well built grape trellis not only
Improves tho looks of tho back yard,
but affords excellent shade, besides
increasing tho yield of fruit.
Tho sweet cherry Ib the only treo
fruit that can be universally Bet
out in tho fall successfully and bo
better than for spring setting.
These nrd gala days for lice. Fight
them strong and hard. Kerosene will
do deadly work. Pour it In every
crack and crevice. Don't spare it.
In picking strawberries it should be
borne in mind that bruised fruit
will not stand shipping. A careless
picker has no place In a strawberry
What a young sow loses In growth,
that she should mnke before farrow
ing hor first Utter, it Ib questionable
whether sh can ever bo mado to
make it up.
With hogs It Is not best to crowiH
tho breeding stock to their full ca
pacity. A thrifty growth without too
much fat Is best for tho stock Intend
ed for breeders.
Corn breeders claim that It Is pos
sible to doublo their crops by im
proved methods. Is It not possible
for us to doublo our pig crop with
out keeping moro sows?
Tho richest color of tho cream Is
when It flrst rises to tho surface, and
If churned in that condition tho butter
will bo yellow If It remains exposed
to the light und changes of tempera
ture tho rich yellow color disappears.
Live stock men say that Improved
methods of feeding and marketing
hogs, together with tho publfc demand
for moro lean meat and less fat In the
pork lino, expluins tho decrease In
weight. Tho sumo Ib true about cattle.
Doef steers are averaging much light
er than thirty years ago.
) In good flesh at calving tlmo.
Don't uso second hand packuges for
your comb or oxtractcd honey.
Measuro out your grain according
to the work your horses aro doing.
Hogs nro susceptlblo to rheumatism
It allowed to sleep In wot or damp
Underfeeding Ib responsible for
moro small milk yields than is a poor
The home garden needs rotation
Just as much as any other part of tho
Tho health of every anlmnl should
be carefully watched and every symp
Keep tho mud cleaned off the
hoi sea' legs and they will not havo
Ono of the big arguments In favor ol
tho incubator Ib that tho chlck arc
not born lousy.
A llttlo moro olbow grease used In
keeping tho premlsos clean will often
Sweet corn Is a very profltnblo crop
Ono reason for this Is becauso It la
so easily handled.
Keeping two cows to do tho work ot
one constitutes tho biggest loak In
tho dairy business.
Handle tho youug boar carefully.
Tench him to obey tho word, and to
wnlk ahead of you.
Ilnndlo the brood sows so that the
young pigs will begin to grow from
tho tlmo of their birth.
A half pint of carbolic acid In two
gallons of water makes a good disin
fectant for any purpose.
Fine rotted manure from the sta
bles may bo applied with great bene
fit to grass If spread early.
Try a few moth balls In tho ncstlnB
material of setting hens and tho
virmln will be loss troublesome
Can you get ten pounds ot pork out
ot a bushel of corn? That Is what
the big men tell us wo ought to do.
Butter for market containing color
ing matter must be so labeled where
tho coloring matter Is Injurious as n
Tho amount ot milk In tho pall Is
about tho only "mark" of a good milk
cow that may always bo depended
A dipper of very warm wator turned
over cabbage heads several times dur
ing the season, will destroy cnbbngo
Many growers say that weeds aro
as valuable as fertilizers as clover
and cowneaB If they aro turned un
der every year.
Keep on the constant lookout to de
stroy insect eggs and cocoons fre
quently seen nenr rubbish hcapB and
on tho bark of trees.
To rid tho hen house of mites get a
25-cent spray pump and spray ovory
crack and crevice with coal oil. Re
peat this every two weeks.
Some fruit growers say that It Is
not a good plan to plow nn orchard
when tho trees are In blossom bet
ter do It before or after.
Good digestion Is tho result of food
Ing enough to sustain tho animal, but
not enough to keep tho stomach In an
overloaded condition all tho time.
It Is better to glvo tho crop a thor
ough soaking once a weok, than to
sprinkle lightly over It. Light sprink
ling tends to keep the roots near the
Tho summer silo Is a grand thing
for tho dairy farmer, but It takes a
tremendous amount of pounding to
wake some ot us up to a realization
of that fact.
It is a mistake to think that hogs oi
any other animals can shift for thorn
selves whllo tfioy aro young, and then
expect that you can mako up for such
neglect In tho end.
Warts on cattle or horses can bo
killed by applying castor oil well
rubbed in twice a day for a week or
two. Rating warts out with acids docs
not glvo satisfaction, but castor oil
Heems to destroy them loot and
Indigestion In older calves Is usu
ally due to unclean milk or feed, un
clean vessels, close confinement In
dark, insanitary stalls and Irregular
or excesslvo feeding. In somo cases
It appears to be duo mainly to sheer
weakness and Inability to digest.
vV ""fgr-iy ""- ji "" iwmm. in i i i in, i n'l . ii inji intJ
I havo never clearly understood why
most farmers arc opposed to getting
rid of tho mongrel breed ot twine and
getting hold of a hotter, bigger, thrift
ier anlmnl. Tho hog flesh that Is
capablo of turning corn and slops and
good pasture grasses Into pork quick
ly is tho vntlety every man of us
Thero Is a shortage of meats that Ib
world-wide at tho present tlmo,
says a writer in tho Farm ProgrcsB.
Prices nro good, they may or may not
bo higher, it Is tlmo for the farm
er to tnko a greater advantngo of his
opportunities In tho way of meat
In this connection, It may as well bo
understood that the man who buys
his hogs and hla feed will not mako
a great deal on tho transaction. The
flrst consideration of tho hog raiser
Is to grow his own feed. Breeding bin
own animals Ib tho second.
Got rid of tho rundown, worn out
breeds It you have, hogs of that char
acter. To mako money on porkers
grow tho 200, 300 and 400 pound
animals. Stringy, razor-backodirnngy
animals will eat as much corn us tho
moro compact hogs that turn corn
and slops Into money.
Tho boar is a big consideration. Got
a hood ono for yourself or If this Is
Imposslblo buy ono in partnership
with ono or two of your neighbors.
Thon wait for results boforo giving
up tho projoct and slipping buck Into
tho old way. Pick out tho host bowb
you have, buy a fow more If neces
sary, and glvo Bomo consideration to
pasturage Keep tho boar and tho
brood sows and tho young pigs out of
tho horso lot and give them a chanco
Dry lots, wood pastures, cIobo pons
and barren Holds are not suitable for
keeping tho hog where a profit Is to
bo expected. Twenty years ago thero
wero men In this community who
mado a great deal of nionoy from
mast-fod hogs. Thnt was 'beforo tho
days of tho "Btock law" and thoro was
much timber. Now tho timber Is pret
ty well gone, but somo men still ex
pect to partially fatten their hogs by
allowing thorn to run In woods pas
tures during tho Into fall.
A certain part of tho farm will havo
to bo set a8ldo for tho production of
hog feed If their roaring Is to bo n
success. Tho number of acres re
quired will, of couse, dopund upon
tho number of hogs that ura to bo
MULE IS OF MORE
VALUE THAN HORSE
If Properly Broken, Animals Ex
cel Horses for General Farm
Work Eats Less.
Mules can bo worked when threo
years old, though they do not reach
their maturity until seven years of ago.
Tholr tompor, health and usefulness
depend very much on tho manner ot
breaking thorn, Bays a writer In tho
Baltimore Amorican. Tho so-called
stubbornness an obstinacy of tho mule
arises chlofly from tho abuse ho Is wont
to recelvo when young. Ho Boldom, If
over, bites or kockB thoso who treat
Tho mulo can do moro work and
needs less grain than tho horso, ho is
loss liable to disease and recovers
from sickness nnd Injury quicker than
a horse Ho works better when old
and holds out longer. Ho seldom
takeB fright or runs away. For hoayy
hauling and In making up spans select
thoso of 15 to 16 hands high. Thoso
of Blmllur dispositions should bo chos
en and put together, so they will work
together with a will. For working
small crops in tho garden, for nny
kind of farm work, tho mulo will bo
round much tho most economical work
animal to own. Ono pair of medium
Blzed mules can bp kept on less grain
than a pair of tho same sized horses;
they do not need so much grain. Nearly
all our truckers use mules. Wo havo
for a numbor of years used mules ex
clusively on our farms. For teamlug
tho mulo lu tho anlmnl to havo.
For cultivating vogotubleH In nar
row rows tho small mule weighing un
der 1,000 pounds should be chosen.
MuleB aro high In prlco this Benson,
a pair of medium sized youug broken
mules Is worth $350 to ?100. Small
truck mules may bo had for $250 per
Planting Mulberries for Birds.
Slnco mulberries havo begun to
ripen tho trees huvo been vlalted by
all sorts of birds, which select this
fruit in preference to cherries. Orch
ardists ought to plant mulberry trees
to "encourage tho visits ot birds which
thus servo as a protection to ebonies,
raspberries, perm, etc. Tho treoa aro
easily propagated, tho fruit ripens
earlv and la augo quantities.
put on tho market. It will depend,
too, upon tho kind of food that Is be
ing grown. In my opinion, corn 1b
about tho best feed that can bo given
tho hogs on tho nvorngo farm.
Hog raising ought to bo ns much n
part of tho regular farming opera
tions us tho growing ot crops, Uio
rearing of cnttlu and tho handling of
meadows. Unless conditions aro un
usual n hog farm Is hardly likely to
pay. But tho hog should bo a part
of tho-regular production of any nnd
all farina whOro cropa of a feeding
value nro grown. Wo ought to grow
all tho porkors thnt enn bo oconoml-"
cally grown and fed.
Tho hog Ih a mortgago-llttcr and n
buuk-roll iuttouer In these later
ears. Tho profltB In his carcass rnajl
bo renched by nny man having a fow
or many acres. Tho slow spread ot
the breeding ot hotter hogs la bound
to mako tho business moro profltnblo
In tho future.
Tho principal argument advnncei
against tho better broods of hogs Is
that they aro not altogether suited to
tho conditions on tho nvorngo farm.
It la urged that tho bettor-class hop
baa grown under moro favorablo nr
tnngomentu nnd that ho Is Inferior
to the nondescript In not being ablu
to tnko care ot himself. That Ib n
mistake In tho first plnco any hog,
thnt Is prolltablo must bo glvon
proper sheltering, pasturngo and ra
tions. If tho chango Is gradual
the objection will not bo truo In any
By getting a good boar, Bay a pure
bred Berkshire, putting him nt- the
head of tho hord, this can bo proven,
it Is possible to got a good boar with
out sending 800 or 1,000 mlloB for
him. Usually ho can bo secured pret
ty clono to homo, and ho Is already
acclimated. A puro-brcd boar, used
with a herd of ordinary brood sows,
will booBt tho moat production of tho
farm by about ono-thlrd and tho fat
tening will not require an ear moro ot
corn, or a pound moro of slops In hl
Wo fought to got rid of tho razor
back typo that oat moro corn without
results than do tho antmalB thnt luvvo
boon bred for generations with tho
idoa of turning out nn animal thnt
can turn every grain to profit. Whllo
blue-ribbon types nro not adapted to
ordinary farm conditions, tho .hog
with tho breeding back of him will pay
in tho end.
SPRAY TO PREVENT
, BLIGHT OF POTATO
Disease Is Most Destructive Id
July and August Amount
Required Per Acre.
ICarly potato blight Is Hablo to at
tack the potato crop ut any tlmo from
Juno until tho crop Ib ripo, but in
most seriously destructive In July
and August. It attacks tho foliage
Professor Kohlor of tho Minnesota
experiment station doubts If It will bo
profltnblo to typray early plantings ol
If, however, others dnslro to do st
ho advises spraying when plants aro
small, nnd a contlnuanco of tho treat
mont evory ten days until at Ions!
ten per cent of tho leaf surface It
dying, when It will bo useless to
Bpray longer. In rainy woathorspray
Ing should bo moro frequent. Twenty
five to H5 gallons ot Bordeaux pur acr
will bo required for tho treatment
when tho plants aro small, and as thoj
advance lu growth tho amount will
need Increasing to 60, 60 or 7G gal
lons per acre. i
Spraying for early blight on latoj
varieties ot tho Rural Now Yorker,
type of potatoes hau provod prollt
ablo at tho Minnesota station. Spray
ing lato varlotloa of the Rural Now1
Yorkor typo may bo dolayed until tho
curliest planting of early varieties lrj
tho locality shows signs of tho preu4
once of the dlscaso, when spraying
should bo Immediately applied at the;
rate of GO to 75 gallons of Hordeau.V
per acre followed with spraying ol
nn equal amount every ton days in
good weather. In rainy weather spray,
Cost of Feeding Cows.
Tho cost of feeding tho average
dairy cow In tho United States fo
12 months la $21, according to stu
tlBtlcs gathered by ono ot tho big
dairy cnttlo societies. Thero may bo
cowb In tho herd that do nut earuj
their keep. Tho Uabcuok toster will'
Bio Idaho Yields.
At tho state- experiment station all
Woostor, tho crops havo uvornged, fori
n term of yours, about twlco as much
to tho aero nu tho usual ylold of alM
grain Holds in Ohio.
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