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THE 8EMLWEEKLY TRfBUNF NORTH PI ATTE, NEBRASKA
WHITE LEGHORN VALUED AT $100,000
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Lady Eglantine, Who Holds World's
(By E. VAN BENTHUYSKN.)
Lady Eglantine, the first hen to
inake a Journey, altvo, In a parlor car,
arrived in Now York to open the Poul
try, Song Bird, Cat and Pet Stock
ahow at the Grand Central Palace.
There Is nothing about this bird to
distinguish her from other White Leg-
Lady Eglantine on Exhibition.
"horns, and she Is as modest a world's
titlo holder as If sho had not laid ono
of the 314 eggs that sho deposited to
lier credit In 3G5 days.
Lady Eglantine was hatched at
Greensboro, Md., April 15, 1914, on tho
Eglantine farms, run by Mr. A. A.
Christian. She was one of flvo single
comb White Leghorns placed in a pen
BEST GRAIN FOR FATTENING
Oats Finely Ground or With Coarser
Hulls Sifted Out Should Form
Basis of All Mixtures.
A satisfactory fattening ration Is ono
that is palatable and that will produce
a white-colored flesh. Oats, finoly
ground or with tho coarser hulls sift
ed out, have proved tho best grain
for fattening and should form tho basis
of all the grain mixtures. The most
sultablo meals for fattening are:
ground oats, buckwheat, barley and
Satisfactory fattening rations:
(1) Finely ground oats.
(2) Two parts finely ground oats,
one part fine shorts.
(3) Two parts finely ground oats,
ono part ground barley, ono part fine
14) Two parts finoly ground oats,
ono part fine shorts, one part low
(5) Equal parts ground oats, harloy,
fino shorts and low-grado Hoijr.
Tho meal should bo mixed to a thin
porrldgo with sour milk, skim milk or
liuttermllk. On tho average 10 pounds
of meal require from 12 to 15 pounds
When sufficient skim milk or butter
milk cannot bo obtained for mixing
tho mashes, a quantity of meat meal,
Wood meal or beef Bcraps and raw
vegetables should bo added to tho fat
tening ration. A good proportion Is
one part of tho meat meal to 15 of oat
meal. Tho birds should remain In the fat
tening crates for a period not exceed
ing 24 days. Some birds will fatton
raoro readily than others and should,
therefore, bo romoved from tho crato
and killed as soon as thoy aro ready.
Charcoal for Chickens.
A box of charcoal should bo kept
where tho chickens can get at It.
Record of 314 Eggs In 365 Days.
at the egg-laying competition on tho
grounds of tho Delawaro agricultural
experiment station at Newark, Del.,
from November 1, 1914, to October 31,
1915. In this time she made her rec
ord. She Is black-eyed, 14 inches high
and weighs four pounds. She has a
All sorts or money has been offered
Mr. Christian for the bird, but ho ab
solutely refuses to part with the hen.
On her arrival hi Now York sho was
met by a bunch of newspaper men,
photographers and movie men, all anx
ious to get a peek at the champion
layer. She was lifted into an auto
mobile and hurried to tho Imperial
hotel and placed in a coop decorated
with American flags, with floral offer
ings near by. After a few minutes rest
sho was taken in her motor to tho
Palace, where she remained until the
HAVE WATER VESSELS CLEAN
Unless Proper Attention Is Given Filth
Is Scratched Into Troughs, En
How would you relish your favorito
"topo" coffee, tea or milk from a
teacup or glass which remained on
the table for a week at a stretch with
out washing? Bitter, acrid, slimy,
greasy, you say? What about the poul
try drinking vessels that aro strangers
to cleaning for a much longer period
than a week?
Not only does tho drinking fluid be
come putrid with decaying food par
ticles from the birds' beaks, but ma
nure and filth aro scratched Into tho
vessels and germs of dlseaso multiply
In inconceivable numbers. Clean food
and clean drink aro half tho battle
against poultry diseases.
Don't force your fowlB to drink from
a vessol unless you would bo willing to
drink from It yourself.
Regularly and Properly.
There is no need of a very compli
cated system of feeding poultry, but
what Is done should be done regularly
DUCKS RELISH BULKY RATION
Food, When It Reaches Gizzard, Must
Be In Soft State Whole Grain
Is Not Recommended.
Ducks at all times require a bulky
ration. They have no crop Hko chick
ons, tho food passing directly to tho
gizzard. Tho food when It reaches tho
gizzard must bo In a soft stato. For
this reason tho feeding of much whole
grain will prove Injurious to ducks. A
good winter ration Is tho following:
Equal parts of wheat bran, cornmeal
and green food, 5 per cent beef scrap
and 5 por cent sand. Tho mash for
ducks must be mado thin and sloppy.
Any kind of green food will do cab
bago, potatoes, turnips, beets, etc.
Lacking a supply of these, cut clover
or cut alfalfa, steamed and mixed
with tho mash, will do as well. Ducks
should bo fed three times a day. Ah
tho breeding season approaches tho
quantity of cornmeal and beef scrap
in tho ration should bo doubled.
Ducks requiro little in tho way of
housing. A shed, open toward the
south, hut with north, cast and west
sides closed, is all that is required.
Tho only part of tho duck that is sen
sitive to cold Is its feet. In order to
protect its feet from freezing weather,
tho floor of tho shed should bo well
bedded with straw. Tho litter In duck
pens soon becomes damp and filthy
and should bo renewed frequently. If
allowed to sleep on damp litter or in
damp quarters, ducks will likely con
Ducks may bo pormitted to range
about tho place except when thq
ground is covered with snow.
Cull the Males Closely.
Again, if not already done, cull the
males closely, and after selecting
thoso needed for breeding pens, dls
poso of tho others. It does not pay
to keop them.
AT THE OPEN BRIDGE
By FLORENCE LILLIAN
"I've mado tho mistake of my life! "
announced Gorald Dyke.
"Lovo spat with Clio Barrett, 1 sup
pose?" Intimated his closo frlond, Will
"Quito tho rovcrso," declared Dyke.
"There's no moro Clio Barrett for mo.
That dream Is ended. It's her father
who has come upon tho scene as tho
Indignant and immovable destroyer of
my llfo's happiness!"
Will Hampden lookud Interested and
"You soo, I mado a had break In sup
porting our mutunl friend, Dodd, for
mayor. Tho progressive element felt
that two tormB for ono man, oven as
good u man as Mr. Barrett, was enough.
Thoy put up Dodd. I electioneered for
him, as you know, Will ono little
"But Barrett carrfcjd tho day."
"Yes, but by so small a majority that
ho fcols piqued. Somehow ho heard of
my campaigning effort. That settled
it. Just ns Clio and I became engaged,
ho ordered mo from tho houso Clio In
tears, myself In despair."
"What aro you going to do about it?"
"It's what ho will do. He's an unfor
giving, pig-headed man In his likes and
dislikes. I'm blacklisted in his books
and he'll carry Clio away, or hldo her
awny, but he'll outwit mo. She Is
practically under guard. I bellovo ho
has- emissaries watching me. It's ta
ken mo a week to got a note to Clio
am', a roply."
Sho's truo blue?"
"Yes, hut terribly despondent."
"Want my advice?" Inquired Hamp
"What Is It?"
"Run away with her."
Dyko had thought of that So had
Clio. He thought of it more than over
as ho Btarted off on a lonoly medita
tive stroll. It was not so easy, how
ever, he realized. Ho was satisfied
Through the Town
that Mr. Barrett was kcopjng an oyo
on him. Ho know that Clio was under
tho constant gaze of a trained chap
oron. Ho had nover yet passed tho
Barrett grounds but tho gardener, or
tho steward, or tho hostler was vis
A oriugo Bwung by Bteam power
spanned tho broad Vermilion river and
tho Barrett homo was on tho west side
of tho stream. From its center tho
Barrett homo was In pretty clear view
and Gerald had tho doubtful consola'
tlon of posting himself thoro occasion
ally, to mournfully survey tho spot
where ho had formerly been a welcome
On this especial day he strolled to
tho bridge. His heart fluttered as ho
made out In tho dlstanco a white-robed
form among tho distant flower beds
Ho had Just writton a noto to Clio. Ho
took It out of his pocket wondering
how ho would got It to her. A hand
touching his shoulder, he looked up
with a start.
"Excuse me," said tho brldgotondor,
for It was ho, "but I want to thank
"Oh yes you are Feuton. Got tho
job, did you?"
"Yes, sir, and your recommendation
It was that did IL"
i' onion, a rougn and ready young
follow, had been Bent by a friend to
Gorald and ho on account of his actlv
ity In tho mayoralty campaign had
been able to exert Bomo Influence with
the county board. Now, It seemed, his
recommendation had borno fruit.
"Glad you gol placed," said Gerald
"Yos, sir," spoko tho man humbly,
"Will you oxuso me If I Bay some
Gerald nodded agreeably.
"Well, sir, I've got eyes and I've
been hearing things. You know this
bridge appointment is county business,
ao tho mayor has nothing to do with it.
I was again tho mayor. Ho'd firo mo
15! ho could. Ho hates mo and I don't
llko him. He's treated you mean and
that makes less liking between us.
That pretty girl of his is u Jewel,
though. Say, could I venture to
guoas," pursued tho shrewd follow,"
that you want u letter taken to tho
lfttlo miss? Oh, sir, you can trust
Now that waB Just what Gerald
(Wanted done, Ho engaged In a confi
dential talk with his now ally. Ho felt
confidence in his protestation of fealty.
Ho was surprised to And tho man full
of clover suggestions, and when ho loft
tho brldgo an hour later ho was suro
that tho letter would reach Clio safe
ly, mid found himself tho center of a
deep laid oxcltlng plot.
"You see, tho brldgetendcr had said,
'I run up to the Barrett placo often,
rho steward Is nn old friend of mine.
Ill sco that little mlsa gets your lottor.
nd, say, when you want to loiter
around up thoro, drop Into my watch
houso hero and slip on somo togs there
that will dlsgulso you llko a high-class
Thereafter for two evenings a
slouching flguro, suggesting some
tramp wayfarer looking for free lunch
and lodging, moandored by tho Bar-
rott homo. On tho first occasion Clio,
In the garden, managed to slip n note
ovor tho fence. On tho second sho
was near enough to tho stroller to
catch tho words: "Bo on hand," and
her pretty Hps whispered tho agreoa
bio response: "Every ovenlng nt this
So It was that thoso two had a pret
ty thorough understanding of tho situ
ation, when, ono ovenlng Just nt dusk,
Mr. Barrett drove up to tho curb In his
nutomobilo. Ho was an actlvo public
officer and attentlvo to his duties, and
was bound back for his offlco as soon
as dinner was over.
Mr. Barrott attended all fires, courts
and public meetings so as to keep In
touch with everything nffoctlng tho
civic interest. He had a regular alarm
boll attached to his machine, Its tones
so familiar to tho general public that
tho pcoplo cleared tho way promptly
when its signal tones echoed out.
What happened two minutes after
Mr. Barrett had left tho car, was that
Gorald sprang into tho vacated driver's
seat from behind a tree. At tho samo
moment Clio squeezed her way
through tho hedge Just as she got
Into the rear seat of tho machine her
father appeared unexpectedly. Ho
had loft a package of papers In tho au
to and had returned to securo them.
Gerald with a leap sent tho machine
forwnrd, disregarding tho amazed and
threatening shouts of tho Infuriated
mayor. By tho tlmo tho brldgo was
reached, Mr. Barrett had rushed to
tho stables, secured a horso aud was
In hot pursuit of tho fugitives.
"Good!" shouted tho brldgotondor,
as tho machine whizzed past him and
his keen wits took In fully tho merits
of tho situation. Then ho stared back
tho road and mado out tho chief ofllclal
of the town In tho near dlstanco.
"This won't do," decided tho brldgo-
tender, and then tho Instant tho horso
reached tho end of tho brldgo tho loyal
frlond of tho lovers touched tho lover
and swung tho brldgo open.
Tho mayor raved, tho mayor scont-
ed complicity. In vain ho monaccd tho
brldgotondor, who feigned tho neces
sity of an oiling process In connection
with the swinging apparatus.
Clang! clang! clang! not knowing
all that had happened behind him, and
taking no risks, fearing that a tele
phone warning might head them off
right Industriously Gorald piled tho
alarm boll on tho auto. In flvo min
utes thoro was a clear course, thoy
woro through tho town and boyond It.
"Regular wedding bollBl" ho chor
tled gayly, as they shot down a smooth
country road In tho direction of the
homo of tho nearest rural minister.
(Copyright, 191G, by "W. O. Chapman.)
SUBMARINE OF QUIET POND
Snapping Turtle Often Sinks a Swim
mlng Duck and Makes Leisure
Ever seo a duck, swimming along a
pond qulto peacefully, suddenly dlsap
pear boneath tho surface of tho water?
You may have suspected that tho duck
had some enemy submarine lurking In
tho pond and you woro right. Tho
name of tho attacking sunmarmo is
Ho lives in rivers and lakes through
out tho United States, usually In deep
water. Ho has a big head and a long
tall tho long tall providing a vory
safe and convenient handlo to pick
him up by. At least, you'll find it
safest if you over como In contact with
Tho snapper's Jaws aro fitted with
a pair of sharp blades which como to
gether with a click llko a steel trap. A
largo snapper has sufficient power In
his Jaws to amputato a man'B finger.
As for tho duck, sho hates him llko
poison. A snapper will sometimes
solzo a duck by tho leg and draw her
completely under water to oat at his
A common size for snappers Is about
fifteen iucheu, including head and tall,
with a shell about nine inches long.
Thoy lay thoir eggs In a hole scooped
out In the sand. Both tho eggs and tho
flesh of thlB turtlo aro excellent food
bo good that thoy often masquerade on
restaurant menus ns "terrapin."
If They Told the Truth.
"How homoly your wife grows!"
"My dear, what do you supposo my
score was this morning? Ono hun
dred nnd forty-nino for eighteen
"I won't ho homo till lato tonight,
darling. I'm going to paint tho town
red with a couplo of old college
"Yob, sir, tho hotel Is pretty full, but
I can glvo you what wo consider tho
worst room In It for a llttlo moro
than tho Bamo prlco you would 3ny
for a good ono If wo weren't bo crowd
A man may be Judged by tho com
pany ho keops, but It might bo ungen
erous to Judgo somo of us by tho kind
of shows wo go to soe.
MAKE MORE MONEY
Hogs aro comparatively scarco do
Bplto what tho department of agrlcul
turo has to say of their lncrcaso in
1914, as compared with 1913. Thoy
may havo Increased, but tho popula
tion Is increasing faster. Thoy aro
not ns high in prlco as wo think thoy
should ho, and wo think our reasons
are good. Wo BtlU bollovo that tho
middleman Is exploiting both tho pro
ducer, and tho consumor, says an Iowa
writer in Farm Progress.
After all, however, tho hog is tho
big moneymaker In a vast number of
communities. Wo nro taking a lowor
prlco than wo should, but wo ought to
liguro out somo ways and moans to
increaso our profits by bettering our
breeding, our caro and our feeding of
tho hogs. If wo can pull down the
cost of producing a hundred pounds
of pork, wo will bo Increasing our
profits by Just that much. I am abso
lutely certain that nothing short of a
genuino catastrophe is going to bo
nblo to keep tho prlco of pork down
where It is for another year.
Havo you considered how rapidly
tho world's wholo supply of rosorvo
foodstuffs Is now boing cntcn, de
stroyed and wasted? Possibly tho
war lords did havo a great many mil
lion propared rations put away when
tho wnr began. A million men will
cat 3,000,000 rations daily, to say noth
ing of tho wnsto. How can the prices
of all foodstuffs, meats In particular,
and pork along with them, bo kept
down much longer? it is simply an
Tho man who makes good breeding
tho very foundation of his hog grow
ing will make moro money than tho
man who docs not. Wo aro all trying
to grow quickly, dovoloplng animals
that will glvo up quicker returns nnd
theroforo better profits. Just whnl
characteristics do wo want In a hog
STALLION SHOULD BE
BROKEN TO HARNESS
Animal Should Be Worked Pro
vided Driver Gives Him the
Many fannors havo writton to tho
Kansas Stato Agricultural college to
know if it is advisable to work stal
lions. "Yes, all stallions should bo worked;
that is, provided tho man who works
them understands thorn and knows
how to glvo them tho proper caro,"
Is tho answer given by Dr. C. W. Mc
Campbell, secretary of tho Hvo stock
registry board and assistant profes
sor of animal husbandry in tho col
lego. "A stallion should bo brokon to hnr
ness In tho wlntor hoforo ho 1b two
years old," says Doctor McCampboll.
"As fow aro broken at this ngo tho
man who usually buys stallions faces
tho problem of breaking them aftor
tho horses havo reached maturity.
"Several precautions must bo ob
served when breaking a stallion. First,
tho man must bo a thorough horse
man, and second, ho must remember
that while tho horso is big ho Is usu
ally soft and cannot ' stand a great
amount of hard work until ho becomes
accustomed to it.
"In breaking a stallion It should bo
borne In mind that ho should havo
only a fow hourB' light work ovory
day for Bovoral months, but aftor ho
has onco become nccustomed to work,
ho can, with proper caro, do a full
day's work out of breeding season,
and at least half a day's work during
tho breeding season."
Good Shelter, Preferably in Cot,
Liberally Supplied With
Straw, Is Favored.
The brood sow should havo a com
fortable shelter in winter. Good shel
ter, proforably in a cot well supplied
with straw, will contribute to hor
woll being, and In that lies strength
for her offspring.
Tho sheltor should bo placed a con
siderable dlstanco from hor feodlng
place, In order that she may bo corn
polled to tako oxorclso.
Her feed should consdBt of bulky
foods, Buch as milk, roots and clovor
hay, and onough grain to keop her In
good condition without causing her to
put on fat.
FROM THE FARM HOG
that Is to do theso things? Wo might
cnumcrnto them hero:
First, easy keeping, something that
means much to tho breeder, tho grow
er and tho foedor.
Second, quick and early dovolop
mont. Wo havo no tlmo any moro for
a hog to put In a couplo of years
growing a bony framowork on which
to put tho fat layers.
Third, prolific breeding qualities.
Tho sow that will drop a llttor of ten
pigs every tlmo Is worth threo times
as much as tho sow that will farrow
flvo pigs about ovory other tlmo. Of
courso not ovory sow Is a ton-pig ani
mal. Fourth and fifth, wo want animals
that aro of a quiet disposition nnd vig
orously healthy. Wo don't want n
breed of hogs that will put on a pound
of flesh In tho morning and run it off
In tho afternoon. Wo want animals
thnCwIU resist ordinary hog ailments,
and wo would bo greatly pleased if
somoono would dovolop a breed of
Of courso, thoro Is no perfect breed
of swine, but thoro aro numbers that
aro vory popular with practical hog
growers. Pick out any ono of tho
better breeds, stick to that ono breed
and try to pay moro attention to tho
selection of individual sows and boars.
Watch tho sow whoso litters dovolop
rapidly. Got rid of tho bow whoso lit
ters grow slowly and whoso pigs aro
chicken killers, fence breakers and
porslstont rooters. Pay particular at
tention to tho sow whoso litters nro a
little larger than tho average.
If you havo any Bcrub hogs got rid
of them. Tho razorback Is all right In
his nntlvo cuuebrakes, but ho has no
placo on a farm. All thoso things will
help In reducing tho cost of growing
hog3 and will moan moro money for
PAY ATTENTION TO
THE HORSE'S TEETH
Poor Economy to Feed Animal All
He Can Eat if He Cannot
Masticate Hs Food.
(By XI. S. EAKINS, Colorado Agricul
tural College, Fort Collins, Colo.)
Thoro ttra many different kinds of
colic in tho horso and impaction colic
1b ono of tho most fatal. Impaction
colic 1b caused by improperly masti
cated food resulting from bad teoth.
A horso is said to bo as old as his
Tho period of U3ofulnoss of a horso
and In many cases of his Hfo may
bo prolonged sovoral years by propei
attontlon to his tooth. Tho food that
a horso eats is not cooked for him
and his grinders must bo In almost
perfect condition, othorwiso ho bo
comes a hard keeper. Tho tooth
should bo given attontlon as often as
onco a year. It is poor economy to
feed a horso all ho will oat and still
hnvo him in poor condition and ca
pable of giving only a mediocro sorv
ico in return.
Bo morclful to your horso by not
neglecting his tooth. Ha is doing the
boBt ho can for you.
SKIM MILK FAVORED
FOR THE DAIRY CALF
Skill and Patience Required
Raising Heifers to Perpetu
ate the Dairy Herd.
In order to pcrpotuato tho dairy
herd it is necessary to ralso tho hoifer
calves. This appears at first to bo a
very slmplo mattor, but herdsmen
hnvo found that It domands both skill
Vigor nnd thrift aro needed in tho
young animal, because upon it Ib to bo
placed tho responsibility of producing
n largo and economical flow of milk,
and of contributing to tho reproduc
tion of tho herd.
It is entirely out of tho question to
raise tho dairy calf on wholo milk
alono, becauso of tho cost. There aro
other good ways in which tho same
result can bo gained. Various substi
tutes for milk hnvo met with moro or
Iobs success, but it is difficult to dls
ponso with naturo's own food.
Skim milk for calves has many ad
vantages. Truo, thoro aro somo dis
advantages, but theso can bo elimin
ated by careful feodlng. A herdsman,
must know his calves.
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