Okeene Democrat (Okeene, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, October 26, 1917 Page: 5 of 8
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THE OKEENE DEMOCRAT
SELECTING HENS FOR LAYING
Idea That If Fowls Are Compelled to
Molt Early They Will Lay in
Fall Is Wrong.
Laying hens should be allowed to
molt naturally. The common idea that
if hens are compelled to molt early
they will quickly feather out and com-
mence laying early in the fall is er-
roneous. An early molt is not a sign
of early fall production. Usually the
late molting hen is the heavier produc-
er. In fact a lack of feather growth is
suggested hy G. W. Hervoy of the Uni-
versity of Missouri college of agricul-
ture as one of the points to consider
when selecting hens for winter laying.
Very often show birds are forced
into a summer molt by a restriction of
feed. This is done so that the birds
may be in full fenther once more
for the early show season. This should
never be practiced with utility stock.
It will cause production to stop and
weaken the hens at a time of the year
when full strength is needed. It is
unwise to change the general character
of the feed. The addition of some oil
carrying ingredient, however, such as
sunflower seed, will aid in the develop
ment of new feathers.
CHICKENS FOR WINTER EGGS
Careful Selection of Fowls and Get-
ting Them Into Good Condition,
Is Best Practice.
Careful selection of the fowls tha
are apt to be kept for winter egg pro-
ducing, and getting them into condi-
tion to produce a maximum yield of
eggs, will more than repay one for
the time and trouble taken. Not only
is it advantageous from many points
of viev\r, but it is necessary if one ex-
pects a satisfactory yield of winter
eggs. The principal reason for mak-
ing early selections is to get uniform
fowls of the right age at the right
time, but it is also necessary that
they be properly fed and cared for
so that they be properly brought to
the laying point at the earliest pos-
PLAN FOR CHICKEN FEEDING
Slotted Trough Prevents Fowls From
Hopping in and Wading Around
in Clean Ration.
Here is a slotted chicken trough
that will be of value in the poultry
yard. It is made of light material, is
Slotted Chicken Trough.
easily moved and can be cleaned and
scalded with comparative ease. The
trough is made seven inches wide, the
slot is three inches higher than the bot-
tom of the trough. The partial
“roof” over the trough will aid In
keeping out rain, dust and trash. It
also prevents the birds from hop-
ping into the trough and wading into
the ration. The trough should not be
made longer than four of five feet.
MILK OF GREAT IMPORTANCE
Will Be Found of Much Help in Feed-
ing Young and Old Fowls—
Stinting Don't Pay.
Milk will be of great help la feed-
ing both old and young and will return
more from the poultry than IT fed to
the pigs. Feed generously at all times.
The present high prices of feed are
alarming, but if one can’t nITord to
feed well at all times be had better
sell at once to some one who can.
Stinting the feed merely gives us a
lot of nonproductive hoarders, with
never anything on the profit side of
Philadelphia, Pa.—“One year ago I
was very sick and 1 Buffered with pains
in my side and back
until I nearly went
crazy. I went to
diff erentdoctora and
they all said I had
female trouble and
would not get any
relief until I would
be operated on. I
had suffered forfour
years before thia
time, but I kept get-
___________ ting worse the more
medicine I took. Every month since I
was a young girl I had suffered with
cramps in my sides at periods and was
never regular. I saw your advertise-
ment in the newspaper and the picture
of a woman who had been saved from
an operation and this picture was im-
pressed on my mind. The doctor bad
given me only two more days to make
up my mind so I sent my husband to the
drug store at once for a bottle of Lydia
E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound, and
believe me, I soon noticed a change and
when I had finished the third bottle I
was cured and never felt better. I grant
you the privilege to publish my letter
and am only too glad to let other women
know of my cure."—Mrs.THOS. McGon-
IGAIi, 3432 Hartville Street, Phila., Pa.
Gas Coal in Venezuela.
Some of the best gas coul in (he
world has been discovered in Vene-
Time to Fight Mice.
The time to fight mice Is when your
house Is still rid of them. First make
a hard and fast rule that not a crumb
of food is left exposed In kitchen,
pantry or cupboard. See also that In
the bedrooms of your home no wafers
or other tasty bits are left where a
mouse might get them and thus find
encouragement to take up his perma-
nent abode there.
The next tiling to do is to cut off the
means of entrance to your home, and
this Is done by seeing that there are
no loose passageways into the cellar
or open cavities In the wall or loose
woodwork. As a final resource you
will perhaps have to choose between
a mouse trap and a cat. It all de-
pends on your affinity for the feline
pet which you will do. But remember
that, whereas permitting mice to lodge
In your house was formerly only an
act of slothful neglect, It Is now one
of the crimes of wastefulness, of
which no patriotic woman should lie
COVETED BY ALL
but possessed by few—a beautiful
head of hair. If yours is streaked with
gray, or is harsh and stiff, you can re-
store it to Its former beauty and lus-
l ter by using “La Creole” Hair Dress-
ing. Price $1.00.—Adv.
Heard of an Office.
“I see Price lias joined the army.”
“Good! If he doesn’t advance rap-
idly, he’ll be different from all the
NEW KINDS OF UFE INSURANCE
Old Colony Life Insurance Company,
Old Colony Building, Chicago, 111., an
Old Line company chartered under the
laws of Illinois and licensed to do busi-
ness in your St’ate, insures males and fe-
males at the same rates, under Partici-
pating and Non-Participating Policies
with Double Indemnity, Waiver of Pre-
miums and Disability Annuity features.
The company’s regular age limits are
from 12 to 60, but it has also special poli-
cies with (liberally) graded death benefits
on the annual premium plan (20-Payment
Life, 20-Year Endowment, etc.) for chil-
dren from 2 years up. Many a father is
glad of the opportunity to buy his 5-year-
old son, on the annual premium plan, a
20-year Endowment Policy for one or two
thousand dollars, maturing at age 25,
when the young man shall be ready to
start in business for himself. (Death of the
father makes such a policy paid up, to
mature without further payment of pre-
miums for the full sum Insured.) Old
Colony Life salesmen are equipped to in-
sure the entire family on Ordinary plans.
What industrial companies are doing for
the working classes on the weekly pre-
mium plan, the Old Colony Life is pre-
pared to do for larger amounts of insur-
ance for all classes of people on the an-
nual, semi-annual, and quarterly premium
Extending the Company’* Insurance
facilities to women nnd ehildren given
the anleaman a wider field and an
ample offnet for ilie Iona of hla young
men proapeeta who hnve gone to
Whenever You Need a General Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
; chill Tonic is equally valuable as a Gen-
1 eral Tonic because it contains the well
known tonic properties of QUININE and
| IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives out
Malaria, Enriches the Blood and Builds
up the Whole System. 60 cents.
“The falling leaves fill me with mel-
ancholy thoughts,” said the Poetic per-
son. “They used to have that effect
on me,” said the unpoetic person.
“What changed you?” “I moved iuto
an apartment and don’t have to rake
them any more.”
An Army Dentist.
A gunner of the Garrison Artillery,
who liad successfully passed a black-
smith's course, was home on furlough,
wearing the hammer and pincers on
his arm, when he was accosted hy a
civilian, who asked what the decora-
tion was for.
“Oh,” replied Tommy, “I’m an army
“I see,” said the civilian. “Of course,
the pincers are for extracting teeth.
But what is the idea of the hammer?”
“Well, you see, it’s like this. Some
of the chaps are a bit nervous, so we
use the hammer to chloroform them
with,” was the reply.—London Tit-
College for Chinese Women.
Ginling college is Ilie only real col-
lege for women in China outside of
the one In Pekin.
Dr. B. F. Jackson, Celebrated Physician,
handed down to posterity his famous
prescription for female troubles. Now
sold under the name of “Femenlna.”
Price 50c and $1.00.—Adv.
Does Not Lose.
The flower which we do not pluck
is the only one which never loses its
beauty or its fragrance.
Rasputin’s Religious System.
The Christian Advocate reports the
Countess von Scliaumberg as giving
ibis succinct sketch of Rasputin’s
“He made fundamental the doctrine
that there was ‘no salvation without
repentance,’ and as the righteous need
no repentance, the best preparedness
for salvation was a heavy course in
sin. ‘Blessed are the sinful, for they
shall lie saved through repentance,’
was his diabolic beatitude. No won-
der he had followers, or that he gave
practical lessons in sinning ns a means
Mr. \V. S. Brown, 11. F. D. No. 4,
Box 82, Rogersvllle, Tennessee,
“I feel it my duty to recommend
Peruna to all sufferers of catarrh or
cough. In the year 1901), I took a
severe case of the la grippe. I then
took a bad cough. I had taken all
kinds of cough remedies hut got no
relief. I then decided to try Peruna.
I used five bottles. After taking five
bottles my cough stopped and my
catarrh was cured. My average
weight was 115 nnd now I weigh
148%. Any one suffering with ca-
tarrh In any form I will advise them
to take Peruna.”
Those who object to liquid medi-
cines can procure Peruna Tablets.
Profit From Wheat
The war’s devastation of
European crops has caused
an unusual demand for grain
from the American Conti-
nent. The people of the world must
be fed and wheat near $2 a bushel
offers great profits to the farmer.
Canada’s invitation is therefore
especially attractive. She wants
settlers to make money and happy,
prosperous homes for themselves by
helping her nice immense wheat crops.
Yon can get a Homestead of 160 acre* FREE
and other lands at remarkably low prices. During many
years Canadian wheat fields have averaged 20 bushela to
the acre many yields as high as 45 bushels to the acre.
Wonderful crops also of Oats, Barley and Flax.
Mixed farming as profitable an industry as grain nit-
ing The excellent grasses full of nutrition are the only
food required for beef or dairy purposes. Good schools,
churches, markets convenient, climate excellent.
There is an extra demand for farm labor to replace the
many young men who buvo volunteered for the war. The
Government Is urging farmers to put extra acreage Into
grain. Write for literature and particulars as to reduced
railway rates to Supt. of immigration, Ottawa, Oanada.or
G. A. COOK
2012 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
Canadian Government Apent
Fuel Gas as Petrol Substitute.
The shortage of petrol, as gasoline
is known abroad, occasioned by the
enormous quantities needed on the
battle fronts, has resulted, in England,
in the introduction of a fuel alterna-
tive. In England the use of motorcy-
cles for private use necessarily came
to a standstill when the gasoline be-
came acute. But it Is reported that
motorcyclists there soon discovered
that coal gas would serve just as well.
A gas container in the form of a bal-
loon is hoisted on steel supports
above the machine, giving the whole
outfit the appearance of a zeppelln
They are popularly termed “balloon
bikes,” and are said to operate much
more cheaply on coal gas than on gaso-
line. The possibilities that might re-
sult from a meeting between this new
contraption nnd a good broadside gale,
can only he Imagined, hut there would
undoubtedly he no lack of thrills.—Ex-
. Diplomacy Necessary.
A man doesn't care how little a
woman thinks he knows if she doesn’t
try lo convince him that she's right..
Bear Penn Coat of Arms.
Stones marking the Mason and Dix-
on line bear the Penn and Baltimore
family coat of arms.
It Surely Is.
“He was rejected by the army doc-
tors for physical reasons.”
“Well, that’s better than being
thrown out for not being able to pass
the mental tests.”
Weak, Falnty Heart, and Hysterica
can be rectified by taking “Renovine'' a
heart and nerve tonic. Price joe and $ i. Alt.
No Such a Thing.
There Is no such thing as solitury
happiness. If you object to matri-
mony, try a dog.
Keep Yourself Fit
You can't afford to be laid up with
kidney troubles; almost any wor
sore, aching kidneys in these dais of
high prices. Some occupations orini
makeB weak kidneys worse. If you feel
tired all the time, and suffer with lame
back, sharp pains, dizzy spells, head-
aches and disordered kidney action, use
Doan’s Kidney Pills. It may save an
attack of rheumatism, dropsy, or
Bright’s disease. Doan’s have helped
thousands back to health.
An Oklahoma Case
Otto Bessc, city fire-
man, 306 N. Third 8t.(-
McAlester, Okla., says: ^
"I have used Doan's
Kidney Pills off and on
for years and they have
always corrected any
attack of kidney disor-
der I have had, and
have put my kidneys In
good shape. At one time
I had a dull heavy pain
and soreness In my back
that wore me out. My.
kidneys acted too freely,
especially at nigh t.C
Doan’s Kidney Pills4lr» —-w-
have proved so good for this trouble
that I always recommend them to
anyone bothered that way."
Get Doan's nt Any Store, 60c a Box
FOSTER-M1LBURW CO.. BUFFALO. N. Y.
PROPER FEED FOR PULLETS
Almost Impossible to Overfeed Young
Powls—If Not Given Variety
They Will Not Grow.
It Is surpi iNlng the quantity of food
Hint young pullets will consume. It
Is nltiuwt lmiM>"dl>l* to overfeed them,
for. unlike Ilie hen In laying condition,
!),<.) tnke «*n fat very slowly. If, how-
ever. they lire Improperly fed nnd do
not obtain « proper variety of food
lhe> will not grow, either in size or
weight, nnd will be very slow in cum-
in-: io the laying i*olnt.
Men and Women
need the help that Thedford’s Black-Draught can
give them in cleansing the system and relieving the
troubles that come from Constipation, Indigestion,
Lazy Liver, etc.
In choosing a medicine for these conditions, be
as careful as you are about choosing your food. You
want nothing hut the best. You want a medicine
that will act promptly and always the same; a med-
icine carefully prepared, from the best material, put
up by a house of long established reputation, with
that reputation standing squarely behind it.
Where can you find a medicine that meets all
these conditions so well as Thedford’s Black-
Remember, too, that Thedford’s Black-Draught
is made from pure medicinal herbs, carefully mixed
in the right proportions, ground to a fine powder and
packed in compressed, practically air-tight packages.
Pills and tablets do not always dissolve in your stom-
ach. Black-Draught is acted on instantly hy the
gastric juices. It is a natural herb remedy, and acts
in a natural way on the system.
Imitation powders put up to look like Black-
Draught are not the same and should not be accepted
in place of Black-Draught. No imitation can ever
be as good as the genuine. You know that.
To be sure of getting the genuine always ask for
“THEDFORD’S BLACK-DR AUGHT.” Examine
the label and refuse all substitutes.
Costs Only One Cent a Dose
For Constipation, Indigestion, etc.
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