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THREW LIFE AWAY.
Jwir 1UO 1 I11VI IUU UlJil-
ftitrrrn ....i iIh .Ihm
con under rather
I A pcrslstont touch
of rheumatism un-
jder ray loft Bhoul-
der, which defied
liniments and pias
ters, sent mo to tho
Hot Springs, seven
miles north of
ern California. To reach the hot springs
tho travclor crosses flvo miles of desert
country, whero tho cactus nourishes
like the grcon bay tree, and tho coyotto
Bhrllls at night his peculiar lay. Then
ho climbs "tho grade," a rise of a thou
sand feet In two mllcu. This part of
Iho way Is over n mountain road which
skirts precipices and winds In and out
among canyons In n way that makes
timid people dizzy.
One bright, beautiful winter after
noon Deacon Hnrdwlckc started for tho
hotel. That morning ho had procured
at Doomopolls n livery team and a driv
er, and had boon taken to different
polntsiabout tho vnlloy, looking nt
InnrifFwhlch wore olfered for sale.
Having completed hla inspection, ho
was driven to tho foot of tho grade, and
tl.cro he dismissed tho team.
,- Ho had in his hands a little black
leather wallet containing deeds, nnd,
as ho walked along In his slow nnd
dignified fashion, his eyes bent on tho
ground, 'ho looked llko a gentleman of
lolauro,perhhp3 a wealthy Eastern
tourist out for an airing.
At the foot of tho nrndo Is a llttlo
ranch house, and Just beyond tho road
makes n turn almost nt right angles
and skirts the edgo of a canyon, whoro
tho traveler is bidden from view in
In this anglo of tho way a man wan
waiting for tho nftcrnoon stago, which
was about duo. It carried tho mall for
tho hotel and sometimes considerable
express matter, to say nothing of the
Uut tho deacon happened to como
first, and na ho turned tho corner, plod
ding slowly along, bo heard a smooth,
clear, firm, but not Impatient voice
"Wait a moment, sir. And kindly
hand over that gripsack and your
Glancing up, tho deacon beheld n
big revolver pointed nt his head.
Deacon Hardwlcko was surprised nnd
Brle 1. Ho wnB not a coward. Ho
had lived In many a lawless commun
lty,,had soon men lynched, had hlmsolf
been a target for bullets moro than
once. If he had boon armed, ho would
have fought as ho artcrward assured
But tho appalling fact flashed over
him that ho had no "gun," and that
tho gentlemanly strnngcr "had tho
drop" on hlin.
"Come," said tho highwayman in a
moro threatening tone. "I mean busi
ness. Drop your wallet. Glvo mo your
money, or I'll let daylight through
Tho deacon halted and shook his fist
at tho man. What ho said Is uot ma
terial to this recital. Then ho turned
and ran down tho grade.
Tho highwayman fired twico, and tho
deacon" afterward stated that tho balls
whistled by In closo proximity to his
head. Tho Bbota ilustered him. Ho
"rYOlTVE CALLED ME. SURE."
stumljled, tripped and fell. Ho bruised
-this shins and toro tho skin from his
wrists. Tho wallet flow from IiIb hand,
and ho lny in tho road, howling with
rago and pain.
The marauder advanced loiaurely and
plokod.up the wallet. Just then tho
stage, which waB a trlflo late, as us
ual, rolled slowly around tho turn in
Tho doacon's assailant leaped down
tho -stoop bank of tho canyon nnd rolled
headlong among tho chaparral
Tho remarks of tho passongers on
the' stage, which picked him up and
brought him to tho hotel, did not tend
to make him better nutured.
"Guess It was all a fake." "I didn't
hear any shots." "Moro scared than
hurt." Thcso wero somo of tho whis
pered compliments that camo to the
"If I had only had a gun," ho said to
me, "that fellow would never havo got
out of thero alive. It's tho disgrace
that hurts. I don't seo how I waa caro
less enough to leave my gun at homo
these times," ho said, with tears In
"Do you think you would know tho
fellow should you seo him again?" I
"I should know him anywhere Ho
' Is pbort and wiry, dark hair, mus
tache, no beard, black eyes. And there
is n great, red, limning scar across bis
-cheok knife wound, I reckon."
"I'll toll you what wo'll do," I eald.
"Let us go to Boomopolls and find him.
f Hawll soon see that there is no pur-
f suu.fand will cortalnly go there. Per
haps wo can arrest hliu yet."'
Boomopolls at that tlmo was only au
Infant among tho cities of Southern
California. There were huge gaps
among Its business houses, now filled
with stately edifice, There wero no
paveraont8, nnd whero a hundrod
globos of electric flro now glare at night
upon tho passerby, there was then only
tho dim and fitful gleam of lamps from
tho windows of tho scattered storca.
After an claborato supper at tho
Transcontinental, served by rotlrbd
cowboys from Arizona, wo callled forth
to visit tho Baloona and gambling places
in search of our robber. Wo raado
thrco or four circuits of tho town with
out success, and flnnlly found ourselves
In tho Magnolia Club rooms.
I was enjoying tho character of
amateur dotoctlvo hugely. So far thcro
wns a pleasant tlngo of excitement or,
rather, nn expectation of excitement
nnd very llttlo dnngcr. But as wo
scanned tho faces of tho company wlth-
out seeing our man, tho dcacon'a brow j
grow black with disappointment.
It was now after midnight. Tho
cigar storo wob closed, but tho bar waa
kept opon all night. Disappointed In
our search, wo became absorbed in
watching tho game.
Thcro Is something of the gambler In
ovcry mnn, and, bb I looked upon tho
tonse, excited faces of tho playcrB tho
contagion of tholr example seized mc,
and I folt in my pocket for a coin.
Finding nothing but silver, which I did
not llko to stnko as thcro was nono on
tho table, I was on tho point of bor
rowing a doublo caglo from tho deacon
when I heard a quiet but distinct voice
nt the end of tho room Bay:
"Hands up, gontlcmon, If you please."
Glancing around, I saw a man stand
ing at tho door leading to the bar, a
revolver In each hand pointed at us.
Ho was a short, Blight man, with dark
hair and a Homing scar across his face.
Thcro was no confusion. Ono of tho
loungers quietly placed his back ngalnst
tho door loading to the cigar storo and
drow two revolvers, which ho pointed
along tho table. Two othcru, evidently
confedorntcs also, stood at caso await
ing tho next order. Tho rest of us
lifted our hands simultaneously.
"Tho gents that aro seated will kind
ly rise," said tho volco near tho door.
Tho gamblers roso ns ono man.
"Now, then. Everybody right about
and faco tho wall," was tho next com
mand. Wo advanced In two rows to tho op
posite sides of tho room nnd stood, as
dlroctod, ranged against tho walls.
Then tho two confederates stepped
loisurcly to tho table, and scooped tho
gold Into a couple of llttlo sacks which
they produced from tholr pockets.
Having secured tho money on tho
tabic, tho brigands proceeded to rob our
persons. With a grent show of polite
ness thoy requested ua to glvo up our
wntchc3, money and weapons. Tho fol
low tossed my rovolvor nnd my few sil
ver dollnra Into his sack and grabbed at
Just then thcro was a crashing, ex
plosive sound, deafening In tho narrow
confines of tho room then another
nnotber and another. Then came dnrk
ncBS, a quick rush of feet, a tumult of
shouts and groans.
It wns tho deacon, of course. I know
It boforo tho welcomed hurried arrival
of men from outsido, with lanterns. lie
had "turned looso" nt tho leader. Thoy
had exchanged thrco or four shots be
foro tho light went out, quickly and
Tho men with tho sacks and tho
money wero gono, but tho dencon was
bending over a form that wa3 stretched
upon tho floor.
Tho follow tried to lift himself upon
"I know you, pard," ho said. "You're
tho man I stood up this afternoon.
You'vo hold over mo this time. I'm
Tho deacon's eyca softened. He
dropped his revolver, put his long arm
under tho other's head and tried to
turn him Into a moro comfortable posi
tion. "I am Borry for you," ho said, slow
ly and pimply.
"Oh It's all right." gasped tho
wounded man, evidently speaking with
great difficulty. "I camo Into the
game on a bluff, but you've called
"Is there anything that I can do for
you?" asked tho deacon.
"Bend down here," said tho man.
Tho deacon loworcd his head, and
the other whiapcrod something to him.
"I'll do it," said the deacon.
The noxt day In tho afternoon tho
deacon and I sat on tho vorauda of tho
hotol at Hot Springs enjoying a sun
bath and admiring tho diversified land
scape beforo us.
"Now, thero was that young follow
yesterday," said he. "Had he told mo
who ho was I would have lent him
$100 to go East, and thero ho might
havo amounted to something. Ho sim
ply threw his life away."
"What did that young fellow say to
you?" I asked.
"Told mc hla name. You would
know tho family If I should mention It.
Wanted ma to seo that ho was decently
burled, and to write to bis father and
mother." San Francisco Argonaut.
A quaker driving a single horso
chaise up a narrow lano happened to
meet a young man who waa also In a
single horse chaise. There was not
room enough for them to pass each
other unless ono of them would back
his carriage, which both refused.
"I'll not mako way for you," said
tho young fellow, with nn oath.
"I think I am oldor than thou art,"
said tho quakor, "and theroforo havo
a right to expect thee to mako way for
"I won't," resumed tho first. Ho
thon pulled out a newspaper and began
to read, as he sat still in his chaise.
Tho quaker, observing hlra, pulled a
pipe and some tobacco from his pocket.
lighted his pipe and sat and puffed
away very comfortably. "Frioad." said,
he, "wbeu thou bast read that paper 1
should be glad If thou wouldst lend It
to me." The young man gave up tho
contest. Troy Times.
Tyri.rripn irnip p A P rn v
SJUaLJjl,i 1 Lj A 21 11 J. 1.
THE COWARDLY ATTACKS UPON
lln AililrcMett Ittmttlf to tlm Mnnc,
Not tlio L'lnrnrn Tim Victory In Mutton
Tlin I'nrSy or (Juy, l'ltilt & Co. Now
It Is suggested thnt Mr. Bayard was
not truly scholarly in his discussion of
the topic assigned him. We arc assured
. ho ought to have Ignored present condl-
, lions of Infringement on individual 11b-
' crty und harked back to tho timos of
Greece ami Rome. Ho should have Ig-
i uuiuu .uuiviiuuy uiui wuuiuii Willi inia-
totlc, who docs not exert an appreciable
Influence on legislation of to-day. This
ho failed to do because he has not tho
necessary literary knowledge and skill.
The newspaper quoted elucidates this
theory thus: "Had Mr. Bayard pos
sessed tho skill ho might assuredly
have lifted his thomo Into academic re
gions. Ho might havo r.oared Into tho
empyrean of philosophy .with Plato,
parried dialectics with Aristotle and
questioned nnd answered himself after
the manner of Socrates."
It is really difficult to believe that had
Minister Bayard treated the subject as
signed to him boforo tho Edinburgh
Philosophical institution in tho fashion
suggested by this weak-minded contem
porary ho would have escaped censure
or furthered truth. The Biibjoct was
"Individual Freedom: tho Germ of Na
tional Progre83 and Permanence." Dis
cussing It Mr. Bayard denounced pro
tectionism and all ltn accompanying
corruption of tho ballot. Ho con
demned tho whole plan of taxing the
many for tho benefit of the few. He
repudiated tho whole theory of protec
tion as a port of socialism, with all the
altruistic qualities of true socialism'
Instead of soaring Into the empyrean
Mr. Bayard remained on earth with tho
people who demand Individual freedom
and with tho nation that chiefly Buffers
by Its Infringement. Doubtless he was
not without knowledge of Plato's utter
ances, for thero have been oven news
paper owners without Mr. Bayard's
grasp of classic lore. Indeed, It may
bo doubted whether he, being an editor,
would print so cumbrous a phrase as
Introduced the editorial attacking him.
"Tho house of representatives would
havo dono better to havo adopted the
measure," etc., Is newspaper English of
a very doubtful sort.
Mr. Bayard, It is true, had only a
commercial education. Perhaps ho
cannot "lift a theme into academic re
gions" ns an cdltorlnl writer can, or
oven "soar In tho empyrean of philos
ophy with Plato," parry dialectics with
Aristotle nor maintain a dialogue with
himself after tho fashion of Socrates.
Such flights of Intellectual achievement
are resorved for polished litterateurs
who, unlike Mr. Bayard, never mingled
In the ordinary tasks of commerce. It
takes a life-long journalist properly to
characterize tho vulgar lack of cultiva
tion of a llfo-long statesman. Thus the
editor of the Times-Herald from hli
pinnacle of erudition now denounces
Bayard as he long denounced the un
Perhaps Mr. Bayard know quite ns
much of Plato as other folk. Perhaps
Socrates. Is as famlllnr to him as arc
sandwiches to somo persons. Per
chance even Aristotle has for him an
existence as concreto as animal crack
ers to persons In other walko of life.
But, llko a truo democrat, he wants to
address himself to tho masses, not tho
classes. Speaking to an academic
gathering, bo sought through the press
to nddrcss millions not In academic
halls. For them could be no Plato,
Socrates, or Aristotle. Plain common
sense, with nineteenth century Illustra
tions, was wanted, and It was proffered
by tho minister to tho court of St.
Tho ago is utilitarian, material, com
mon sense. To pit tho platitudes of
Plato, Socrates or Arlstotlo against a
fair argument basod on conditions of
to-day Is to play a losing game. When
we aro to discuss tho right of one man
to tax 1,000 others for his profit wo
would better avoid the ompyroan and
stick to earth. Chicago Chronicle.
Huston u Democratic City.
At tho election In Boston last Tues
day for mayor and members of the mu
nicipal legislature tho domocrats car
rlod everything. Josiah Qulncy, the
democratic candidate for mayor, was
elected by a majority of 4,87fi over the
republican candidate. Both branches
of tho city legislature nrc- democratic
by docislvo majorities. The democratic
majority In Boston at tho municipal
olectlon is a gain of 2,000 over tho demo
cratic majority at tho state election In
November. It ia not as largo as tho
majority in the great democratic cam
paigns of from four to six yoars ago.
But It Is a great gain ovor recent votes.
One year ago tho republican candidate
for mayor, Edwin Upton Curtis, was
elected by a larger majority. So
Mayor-eloet Qnlncy not only rocoivos a
groat gain over tho democratic majority
at tho state election, but he also suc
ceeds a ropubllcnn mayor. Ho goes
into offlco with the city administration
democratic in all its department. Ex.
Itccord of a Cro.it Tarty.
New York Herald: The republican
party is not only a do-nothing party.
It Is a boss-ridden party. It Is a plu
tocratic party. It has a record of un
sound financial legislation. It is a
deflclt-produelng party. It has been re
pudiated and punished by the people.
It is on trial again, and if it doos not
bring forth fruit meet for repentance it
lll be repudiated again. It has uot a
wall opr rext year by an,, means
Kefrlccratlon mill Iiinrtlvlty.
Philadelphia Record: It has boon
dlscovprod that with hardy plants it is
easier and cheaper to procure blossoms
out of season by the process of retarda
tion than by the contrary process of
hothouse forcing. Tho agency of re
frigeration is employed to stay tho
course of growth as desired. Speaker
Reed appears disposed to apply this
horticultural Idea to politics. He pro
poses to freeze the treasury Into a con
dition of bloom Instead of feeding It by
needed legislation. Tho responsibility
devolved by tho people upon the repub
lican congress will try all the resources
of its leadership.
Unavoidable Duty of ltciiilllciin.
Louisville Courier-Journal: Tho re
publicans may as well recognize tho
fact that the responsibility Is on them.
They havo created a deficit, with the
aid of the Supreme court, by refusing to
tax tho surplus wealth of the country
and by tho high scale of expenditures
which they fastened on tho country In
tho day of their power. Bills for rais
ing revenue must originate In the
house, and they control that by two
thirds. It la for them to find a practi
cable way of Increasing the revenue for
A llccsar Doomed to Dlnupixtlnt incut.
Indianapolis News: That perpetual
boggar, tho Natlonnl Association of
Wool Growers, with a paid lobbyist at
its head, in in the flold with a demand
for a restoration of the duty on wool.
It Is not probable that anything will
como of this effort, for tho reason that
tho wool manufacturers, having had a
taste of the blessings of free wool, will
fight any attempt to limit their suppply
by tho rclmpoaltlon of tho wool tax.
Thero Is reason to bcllevo that Speaker
Reed understands tho feeling of tho
Ilusy Tlmen Ahead of l'.fTcr.
Kansas City Star: v"hat with push
ing forward his crusade In favor of re
forming congressional funerals, father
ing a bill to limit the presidential term
to six years without re-election, another
urging tho repeal of all laws authoriz
ing tho Issuance of bonds, and keeping
tho kinks out of his beard. Senator Pcf
fcr bns about all tho work laid out that
ho will be able to attend to during the
Tho Ciimrron Uut.
Boston Journal: Senator Don Cam
eron's withdrawal from tho senate will
leave that body, for the first time with
in tho memory of most men, without a
representative of this noted Scotch
Pennsylvnnlan family. Senator Cam
eron has anticipated tho Inevitable re
sult of his financial vagaries. It is pos
sible that ho will seek recompense in
tho presidential nomination of the pro
posed silver party.
TnrlfM mill Motilities.
Columbus Press: Is thore any more
reason why one fanner should be "pro
tected" on bis wool than another on his
wheat? If so, what Id tho reason? Is
there any moro reason why the planters
of Lou'.'-;!ana who raises rugar cane
should have a bounty on their sugar
than a farmer in Ohio who raises corn
and grinds it Into meal should also re
ceive a bounty?
l'ollcleg of Kcod nnd McKlnley.
Philadelphia Record: Thero Is not
so much diffcrenco between the wool
tax policy of McKlnley and the do-nothing
policy of Reed as there might be.
To pass measures which tho president
would bo sure to veto Is equivalent In
tho result to non-action. But whilst
the gamesterB play for the presidential
stakes the country will Gutter.
Mr. Heed's I'rcdlcamcnt.
Peoria Herald: Mr. Reed Is in a box
He evidently does not want to do any
thing with the tariff question, but if he
turns a deaf ear to tho Ohio wool grow
ers ho will help McKlnley. If he does
not and allows tho wool growers to get
In their thin end of tho wedgo the whole
thing will be opened up at once.
A Comprehensive I'lirnsr.
Albany Journal: President Clove
land did not fail to glvo us ono of the
catch phrases for which ho is famous in
hlB mossage. This time it is "enervat
ing paternalism" a whole volume of
description of tho republican tariff po.'
icy in two words.
ISotween Wool anil User.
Fort Wayne Sentinel: Speaker
Reed's policy of do nothing to disturb
tho confidence of tho next republican
national couvontlon is good as far as it
goes, but as between a wool tax and a
beer tax, whero would he prefer to have
tho disturbance located?
Cut IIoitii Ilxpciullturr.
Philadelphia Record: Senators ana
representatives may differ as to tho best
means of providing additional revenue,
but thero ought to bo no difference as
to tho nocosslty In tho meanwhile of
cutting down federal expenses.
Cnvernor McKlnley' Dellcato Talk.
Cincinnati Enquirer: Governor Mc
Klnley will Eoon deliver a message to
the Ohio legislature. He should allow
his Judgmatical frlonds to oxamlno it
bofore it goou to the printer. These
are perilous tlme3.
Out of I'ropnrtlnn.
Peoria Herald: Whll Speaker Rcod
is satisfied thnt to the vieturs belong
the spoils, ho is roally embarrassed, be
cause there arc so many viators In pro
portion to the spoils.
The moro the rival faetluns got to
gether tho more they drift apart. Har-
I -Lsbars Pati lot.
DAIEY AND POULTEY.
INTERESTING CHAPTERS FOR
OUR RURAL READERS.
IIott Sucrcsaful Fnrmcra Opera to Till
Department of tho Farm A Kow
Hints ni to tho C'aro of Lira Stock
E HEAR THE RE
marks so often that
they have become
common, "Thero is
no money in farm
ing. There la no
money in dairying."
The men who give
vent to these dccln
speak from person
al experience; they
find no money there. As a-matter of
fact, however, not all dairymen make
thcso complaints, else we might bo in
clined to bolievo that tho majority wero
right. A New York farmer and dalry
manctold mo that the net receipts from
his plnco of 150 acres did not average
ovor $250 per year. Very true, nnd 1
know of plenty more whose net yearly
receipts do not average nearly that
sum. Thero arc others who havo less
to show than their hired help, after the
latter havo been paid their monthly
wages. Dairying as a business is not
wholly to blame for this, neither are
tho dairymen themselves. The class
who made money must necessarily be
on a better trnck than those who didn't,
but yet the entries aro free and open to
all alike. No thoughtful man who
milks cows can disregard these facts.
If you attend the institutes thin com
ing winter they will there bo presented
to you in much moro forcible shape
than I can do It, and I trust with fruit
ful results. If one docs not possess
enough roots for all winter feeding, 1
think thoy can bo fed to better ad
vantage after Now Year's than before.
Cows havo not yet lost the effect of
green pasturage as they will by Feb
ruary, and then succulent roots (not
withered by storing in hot cellars) will
prove decidedly beneficial. From per
sonal experience with root feeding to
cows covering several winters I am
impressed with their value. The best
results arc obtained where they arc fed
conservatively and as an adjunct to dry
fodder. I havo never had any trouble
with turnip flavor in milk, complained
of by some, and have only seen it where
such roots were feu in largo quanti
ties. It quickly becomes apparent then.
It Is a grave mistake to feed these or
any other roots with dirt clinging to
them. While trimming off tho small,
flno roots at tho bottom of tho turnip
or beet will take most of tho dirt, they
need washing beforo feeding. Llko ap
ples, roots keep best at a low tompera
ture, which Is best met by storage in
a properly constructed cave cellar.
George E. Newell, in Am. Cultivator.
Cost of Keeping n Dairy.
Tho following Is an extract of an
article from tho Agricultural Student
of tho Ohio State University:
Tho following Is a summary of the
receipts and expenditures of the Uni
versity dairy for the year ending Dec.
Pounds of milk produced 100,534
Receipts for milk $3,842.75
Cost of food 983.70
Cost of labor 1,595.44
Total expenditures 2,579.20
Net gain 1,333.55
Thcro was an average of about twenty-six
cows actually In milk In the
dairy during tho year. As cows aro
bought and sold, not tho same twenty
six cows wero in tho herd throughout
'tho year. Thero aro generally, also,
three or four dry cows in tho herd.
. From tho summary it will bo seen
that for tho number of cows actually
in milk, 0,175 pounds of milk were
given per cow. Tho cost of food per
cow was J37.S3, and the cost for lauor
was $61.30, making a total cxpenso per
cow in milk nearly $100. Tho labor,
however, included a considerable
amount of experimental work and also
the labor of taking caro of dry cows,
heifers, calves and bulls. It also in
cludes tho cost of retailing the milk.
Tho cost for feed only relates to the
cows in milk.
Assuming 8.0 pounds per gallon of
milk, tho cost of food per gallon of
milk is 5.2 cents, tho cost of labor per
gallon of milk, 8.5 cents, while the
average prico received for milk on this
basis was 20.5 cents. It will bo seen
that tho average cost of a gallon of
milk retailed to customers was 13.7
cents. Tho real cost, however, la
somewhat greater than this, because
moro than 8.0 pounds are required for
a gallon of milk when peddled to tho
, It Is worthy of notice that tho work
was all dono by students, for which, it
will bo seen, they received $1,595.44.
The gross income from each cow ac
tually In milk was $147.S0, tho expense
$99.19, leaving a net Income per cow of
$48.01, or for herd of twenty-six cows
a net gain of $1,333.55.
Thomas F. Hunt
. Market poultry experts, says tlje Poul
try Monthly, generally agree that the
most profitable way of conducting the
business is to combine egg farming
with broiler raising. In this way a
regular income can bo maintained the
entire year. But just how the combi
nation should be conducted all do not
Somo say mako egg farming tho prime
object, nnd only hatch broilers whon
there Is no sale for eggs. We cannot
exactly understand the logic, as there
is constantly, every day in the year, a
call for this artlclo and tho supply does
not equal tho demand. It must be that
tho wrltor has referenco to tho retail
, In some sections of the country eggs
take a decidod drop as soon as spring
opens, while in other sections prloes re
main good until summer. Where con-
tracts aro mado at a certain figure for
tho entire year, of course, it becomes an-1
To OUr llklnc. wo ftlmnlil env. Roll
eggs ns long as prlcus are good and
turn them Into broilers when prices
decline. Wo should sell them so long
as tho rotall flgnro did not get below
twenty cents n dozen uud begin Incu
bation when that price wa3 reached.
We bellovo that it will pay better to
turn cggB Into carcasses than to sell
at less than twenty cents n dozen.
Somo writers claim Ihnt to prnducn
an egg costs ono cent. This would mako
their cost twelvo cents a dozen nnd
anything over thnt would bo clear
profit. They will sell eggs as long aa
they can get eighteen ccnt3 or over
that. At eighteen cents they have fifty
per cent profit and they aro content
Supposing that a dozen eggs cost
twelvo cents and out of that dozen
only four chicka wero raised up to a
marketable weight, and tho total
cost, Including prico of eggs, would
bo $1 for those four broilers, and they
brought $1 n pair, the usual price in
New York market, there would be
even $1 profit. Of course, in some sec-v
tlons of the country broilers would nofi
bring $1 n pair, but then generally ln
such localities feed Is cheaper, which
would cqunllze It, and besides, we have
given a very low percoutago of hatch-s
lng and rearing.
Thero is money In tho broiler busi
ness, but It is a branch that must bo .
entered carefully, managed dlligcnjN 4
ly and perfectly understood, If sue-1
,.t,o laiuoiramu Ji-nu uiuuiuur SIIOIUU
start this branch on a largo scale.
Ho should begin at the very bottom
of tho ladder and climb up. Thcro
is so much to know. First, how to
run tho Incubator so that It will re
quire less responsibility and do best
work; second, how to brood tho chicks
so that they will not becomo chilled
and die from bowel troublo; third, how
to feed so that they will attain the de
Gired weight without being subject to
leg weakness and other troubles. All
these matters must be carefully stud
ied and watched. Thero is a big respon
sibility and the work requires "eternal
Egg farming is the easiest branch to
follow. Start with that and lcavo tho
broiler department to be an adjunct .
Cheapness In grain is generally at tho
expense of quality. Wholesome food
is as essential to the good health of the
flock as it ia to human beings. Never
havo food of any kind around after the
Hock havo been fed. Keep the flock with
good appetites. It is safer to see tho
hens come for their food quickly and
partake of it with a relish than to see
them indifferent about it. Ono ia a sign
of good health, the other Indicates tho
Indifferent specimen is out of condi
tion. Green food of some nature is
necessary for egg production In winter.
Cabbages, turnips and other vegetablcar''
can oo secured ror tlio purpose. If th
flock can have access to a field of grow-f
lng rye or rrlmpnn olovpr In winter!
they will find the proper requirements.
When fattening fowls for market corn
can bo used In various forms. Mado
into mush and fed when cold is a good
form. Mixing corn meal with scalding
water and boiled corn and the whole
grain aro all used for the purposo of
speedily fattening fowls. Boiled wheat
is also good to feed with the corn. Cel
ery tops are the best green food to
give fowls when fattening them. Bal
Aim In lien Feedintr.
The aim In feeding laying hens, to
induce continued egg production,
should bo to furnish ns great a variety lf
of food as possible, and whon tho sea- i
Bon will not permit the bons to secure
plenty of Insect food, green-cut raw
bone should bo given, as it la properly
recognized aa tho missing link in egg
production in winter. Char a cob of
corn in tho oven occasionally, and let
tho flock have It. Crushed oyster shells
or sharp gravel jftiould alwayB bo ac
cessible to tho hens. Water ia a groat
essential. AH the foods named can bo
given to growing chickens, and In addi
tion cracked corn. Chicks will requiro
more liberal feeding and oftoner thnn
fowls, as they are making flesh, muscle,
bono and feathers at the same time.
thus requiring a good supply of varlofl
and nourishing diet. Wheat Bcreer
lngs may supply bulk, but a very llttloj
nourishment. The man who depends on
such feed for n flock won't havo a flock
very long to feed. Damaged grain of
any kind should never bo fed to the
Filled Cheese In tho South A New
York commission man says: "Tho
whole South ia fed on filled cheeso now,
excepting thoso people who know what
pure cheeso Is. Tho Southern popula
tion always ate more cheeso and less
meat than wo do, and wo used to sell
great quantities of cheeso In tho South, i
Where I used to sell largo orders reg.,
ularly I now sell a few boxes at lonr
Intervals. Instead of pure cheeso
Southern storo keepers nro now selling
filled cheese, except to thoeo customers
who Insist upon having tho puro artl
clo. I sell to ouo man Just enough
cheeso to supply his fine trade. Tho rest
of his stock is filled cheese from the
Cook county people. To another I sell
a box now and thon for his own use
only. Ho buys tho filled cheeso wholly
for his stock, but ho won't cat it, and he
gets the cheeso for his tablo hero In
New York, where bo used to got, all of
his stock. Tho grocers down there
know what they aro buying, but their
customers In tho greater number do not
know what thoy aro getting." Ex.
Science or Not? It is truo that in
many casos farmers mako tlio most of
their money on bogs, but more often li
It thnt they do not get tho most por
ble good out of tholr buslnrss. Tfc
have a slaok way of feeding out coroto'
thorn which spoils the profit. Feeding
for bono, slao, muscle, guliFtanco and
quality is a science. After t!-o "blood"
is procured so much d r i7- ir-n fed
and care. Ex.
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