The Moore Messenger (Moore, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 16, 1914 Page: 3 of 8

MMW^ HE successful management
of a poultry farm depends
Kg primarily upon the natu-
Rll ral taste for the business
sufficient to embrace a
love for as well as an ln-
^ ^ threat In fowls The worn-
an who succeeds must
have a capacity to manage
v details ability to direct
L d help if such Is necessary
She must have power to under-
stand the market and good Judgment
In regard to the merits of the dif-
ferent breeds There are many nota-
ble examples of women who have suc-
ceeded with poultry raising. I know
many who are good fanciers, many
good commercial poultry raisers and
they are all ener-
getic. They know
how to puah aside
the difficulties that
arise In the poul-
try business.
During a trip I
once took I vis-
ited a real poultry
farm where a wom-
an v as hired on a
monthly salary for
taking charge and
performing all the
labor connected
with the farm. I
know many who have large turkey
farms, many own large duck farms.
Ducks have come to stay and the
breeder who gives them special atten-
tion will real lie a good profit from
them. There are great poesibilitles in
■tore for duck raisers.
Poultry farming is a hobby of mine.
I know it to be one of the healthiest
outdoor occupations that woman can
enter. Women perhaps need hobbies
even more than men do; their lives
are more circumscribed. Woman 1
often held at home by a thousand ties
which she would not loosen if she
could and could not if she would. 1/et
her have a hobby, then, which will
direct her thoughte from her small
Some time ago a man said to me,
"Chicken raising is nothing but a fad."
Even so; it does one good to have a
hobby to ride if they only get there.
It will pay to ride a safe hobby and
there is nothing more profitable than
the "fancy fowl fad."
Did you ever attend a poultry show
and notice how many exhibitors there
ere? There is Just as good a chance
for a woman to win a prize on her
poultry as men. It's simply a matter
of knowing how.
A great many women when they
want to Increase their Income Juet
add to the number of their flock, and
if you want to sell out your stock you
can do so any time of the year. rIhe
hungry public buys our poultry prod-
ucts greedily and at any time.
A great many have a taste for coun-
try life and natural capacity for the
management of a farm; with poultry
raising the raising of fruit can be
combined profitably. Who Is adapted?
The woman who may become a good
manager of a household has the quali-
ties which insure success ne poultry
raisers and women would not be poul-
try raisers If they did not have a
strong taste in that direction.
If she is endowed with that taste
all else follows naturally. If we care
for poultry we like to see It and thle
trains the eye to recognize types and
to estimate a correct value from it;
It enables one to detect the conditions
which in the beginning may make the
difference between success and fail-
A prime requisite with poultry is
that it be kept. The sympathetic na-
ture in woman leads her to provide
for comfort. Her care for appearance
has real value In the market, which
Is the final test of her ability to pro-
duce. It Is in this place where we
differ from women In all other call-
ings. We are not handicapped by our
We have never had a discount pro-
posed because poultry was owned by
women, while on the other hand, no
matter how well we teach, clerk, etc.,
wo find an Inevitable discrimination
against us in the pay offered our abil-
ity In those lines.
Poultry farming affords a profitable
outlet for Intelligence and energy with
Independence. If we are fitted for
this work we will find a perpetual
charm In poultry farming. It also
gives us an opportunity to maintain a
home where others may find refuge.
There is no monotony in such a life.
We have the poultry papers, the fairs
and shows—these keep the mind alert
and the interests engaged.
The woman engaged In It finds the
business of poultry raising projected
on such a generous scale that she has
no fear of others In the same busi-
ness. Then, too, the poultry farmer
is her own boss. Poultry farming
has many features which would ap-
peal to woman. She Is mistress of
the situation. The business is hers.
Don't be an amateur in the work,
fipend all your ability In becoming a
professional. If the women who half
starve trying to teach, clerk, etc.,
would only employ their time raising
poultry for the market they would
make fortunes. If nine-tenths of the
actresses would put as much time and
study on the characteristics of a hen
as they do studying Lady Macbeth
Wllcoxon and Her
A Fine Flock of PlymouthRocka—Some Young Duck-
lings—Trap Nests—Slmp:e Feeding and Drlnking-
Devicea—White Wyandottes.
they would be walking on velvet In-
stead of beating the hard pavements
looking for a job.
If nature intended you to do this
work, do it. A successful foundation
with poultry Is first made by going
into details in regard to the little
things that in the beginning seem to
be so insignificant.
Women have greater aptitude than
men. The present-day farmer is the
man of the hour (man or woman),
who has already made a success in
cattle and hog raising. You will not
find a practical farmer who has al-
ready made a success, fall If he or she
undertakes poultry. Why? Because
they go about It on businesslike prin-
ciples with no thought of failure.
There Is nothing about poultry
farming but what can be learned by
any bright woman and there Is no
part of the work woman cannot do
If she Is so minded. I see women in
poor health reaping a good harvest
both physically and financially In the i
poultry business, and I wonder why
more women do not indulge In this
health-giving business. Often women
are left companlonless on the farm, j
Why not try poultry raising Instead of
moving to the city to find something
to do to eke out a mere existence?
They write me, "What branch of the
poultry business shall I take up?" You
will have to decide for yourself; as
so much depends upon the location,
the demand, the market, etc.
Business methods will pay. Profit
or loss can be known only by good
bookkeeping. We cannot overesti-
mate the importance of keeping rec-
ords of our hens Upon these records
depends the success or failure of our
business. Under present conditions
with the increased cost of everything
which enters Into the production of a
dozen eggs comes the necessity for
the application of stricter methods of
economy and a closer attention to
every detail.
We must get out of the old ruts and
open an account with the hens, giving
them credit for what they produce
and charging them with what they
But some one says, "That is too
much work!
of your flock.
The hen owner
has. by the use
of the trap nest,
determined the
egg - production
ability of the
hens and has
taken the first
step in discov-
ering the differ-
ence between a
profitable hen
and an unprofit-
able one.
The question |
often arises I
"What is a
profitable hen?-' j
The only direct .
answer must of
necessity be a j
general one. A
profitable hen
may be defined
as one that will
produce enough
to pay for feed, care, Interest on the
necessary investments and some prof-
it besides. The cost of keeping a
hen will vary according to locality and
cost of feed and labor.
In a great many localities the laying
hen is receiving her share of atten-
tion. For a great many years In the
past she has been a side Issue. Very
few have realized the importance of
the laying hen and the prominent po-
sition she is filling in the agricultural
affairs of the United States.
With the land Increasing In value
rapidly the farmer is now beginning
to wonder how he can make the great-
est amount of profit and interest on
the amount Invested. By this I do
not advocate the farmer turning his
entire attention to poultry, but Just
a hint to the farmers' wives and
daughters who have to go away from
home to find something profitable to
do for spending money.
You can more than earn spending
money at home by raising poultry with
300 hens, the profits from which
would assure you a larger Income
than the factory hand and not so many
hours' work per day and this mostly
In the open air. You would be In no
danger of "losing your Job," for the
hens are capable of producing from
200 to 250 eggs per each year.
Good, pure-bred stock Is one of the
features for the moat rapid Improve-
ment. Too many do not give enough
thought to the breeding side, and
even the matter of production re-
ceives but little attention. On under*
taking any enterprise In whatever
line it Is extremely necessary to con-
sider if what we are doing is to result
in success.
First, determine the breed desired.
I would strongly urge the necessity of
choosing at the outset one of the best
breeds and sticking to It If rightly
managed a flock of 800 hens will
bring in not less than $500 a year.
I have read of some making $500 with
only six hens and a cockerel These
persons receive fancy prices for their
products. I am Just talking about the
ordinary prices that the majority of
farmers obtain.
Let me tell you that this cannot be
done with scrub stock This is where
the mongrel fails and the pure-bred
wins. A farm full of laying hens la
a great help because they are a dally
cash Income.
About the first step to make Is to
go right out to the hen house. Don't
figure on paper. Sit right down among
them and see if you can find wherein
you can make improvements for thla
season's work.
You can make money with poultry
If you love the chickens and start
out with the intention that you are
going to make a living at the busi-
ness and if you are not afraid to work
and will apply yourselves to the task
of looking after and caring for the
' fowls.
Misdirected Shells From Huerta's Gun
Boats Aid Destruction—City
Cannot Hold Out Very
I Vera Cruz The American consu
fal«• has received word from the con
sular agent at Tuxpau that grave ru
morB ar current there that Tampico
; has fallen. While there is no conttr
j mation of this it is known that there
lias been serious lighting between the
j federals and rebels around that port
j The British steamer Leetdale, from
New York, March 111, v\ liicli is no« at
Tamplco. has been unable to dis
charge her cargo and asked permis
sion by wireless to come here.
Late reports from Tampico say the
Mexican gunbouts are successfully de-
lending the town, but are doing much
damage by bad marksmanship. The
Waters-Pierce oil storage tank at As
bol-Grande was set on fire and many
other tanks were hit, large quantl
ties of oil flowing into the river.
Many shells from the Mexican war
ships Vera Cruz and Zaragoza have
fallen near the American war ves-
sels in the river. The federals are
reported to be so hard pressed that
all the Jefes politico throughout the
j country have been ordered to force
| enlistments to the utmost.
The gunboat Bravo ia preparing to
sail from here to Tampico with 300
troops and ammunition.
The warehouse of the Aguila Oil Co
was destroyed In the fighting at Tam-
pico, according to a wireless dis
j patch received here. It caught fire
from the shells of the Zaragoza. The
loss is estimated at $100,000. Tam-
pico is reported to be enveloped in
; smoke from the burning oil tanks.
General Maas. commandant at Vera
< Cruz, lias received an urgent call for
the Bravo and ammunition.
= Mifcs Kathleen Gladstone of =
= Hertfordshire. England, and a =| I
= relative of the "Grand Old Man" E=
§| of Great Britain, is visiting =
= Lieut Col and Mrs Moreton =
H F. Gage in Washington.
Population Alloted Southern States
Cut From 35 to 16 Per Cent
—89 Lesi Delegates
?robablly Will
"Another Chicago woman has mur-
dered her husband for treating her
"That ought to be a lesson to him."
Don't Look Old! Try Grandmother's
Recipe to Darken and Beautify Gray,
Faded, Lifeless Hair.
[ Grandmother kept her hair b* a<itl>
fully darkened, glossy and abundant
j with a brew of Sage Tea and Sulphur.
Whenever her hair fell out or took on
that dull, faded or streaked appear-
ance, this simple mixture was applied
i with wonderful effect. By asking at
any drug store for "Wyeth's Sage and
I Sulphur Hair Remedy," you wl'l get *
large bottle of this old-time recipe,
ready to use, for about 50 cents. This
| simple mixture can be depended upon
to restore natural color and beauty
to the hair and Is splendid for dan-
druff, dry, itchy scalp and falling hair.
A well-known druggist says every-
body uses Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur,
because it darkens so naturally and
evenly that nobody can tell it has been
applied It's so easy to use, too. You
simply dampen a comb or soft brush
and draw it through your hair, taking
one strand at a time. By morning
II the gray hair disappears; after an-
other application or two. it is m
stored to its natural color and looks
glossy, soft and abundant.—Adv
Its Place.
"Where shall we put the ale py hol-
low chair?"
Right on the carpet's nap."
A Fine Healthy Flock of White Wyandottes
Vacation of Engliah Judge.
The Judgea who are to have their
holidays curtailed may look back with
a sigh to the good old times of a cen-
tury ago. The four law terms into
which the year was divided lasted only "three or six botUe men.*
a few weeks each, while the long va C bronlcle.
cation was of three months' duration.
We cannot afford to Then there were a liberal number of
ing, and never took a half holiday on
Saturday, and sat after dinner, some-
times well Into the night—a remarka-
ble feat when we remember that law-
yers of the period were nearly all
spend the time keeping these ac- : royal birthdays and saints days
counts!" I dare say some of you ' which furnished an excuse for a holl-
will find some surprises awaiting you day. But against this the courts
when you begin keeping an account j opened punctually at 10 avery morn
Firmness of Purpose.
Firmness of purpose la one of ths
most necessary sinews of character
and one of the best Instruments of
To Prevent Removal of Oil and Min-
erala from Streama
Oklahoma City.—The United States
government, on several new grounds,
will seek to prevent the taking of oil
and minerals from the river bed of
the Arkansas river where authority
to so remove has been granted
through oil and mineral leases con- 1
ceded by the state school land de-
partment of Oklahoma.
To that end Isaac I> Taylor, depu-
ty United States attornely, in charge,
filed an Injunction suit in the federal
district court in Oklahoma City. The
action was taken bv Taylor under in
structlons from United States Attor-
ney General McReynolds and follow-
, ing a conference between Taylor and
P A. Shlnn of Pawhuska, tribal at-
, torney for the Osage Indiana.
The injunction is directed against
I six oil companies who own leases cov-
ering the river bed for practically the
entire distance between Cleveland, In
the Osage nation, and Tulsa, all of
which was granted to them by the
commissioners of the school land of
flee. The companies involved are:
The Brewer-Klllott OH and Gas Co.,
Pawnee Osage Oil and Gas Co., Chock
osage Oil and Gas Co., Number One
Oil Co., Arkansas River Bed Oil and
Gas Co.. and the Scioto Oil Co.
Primary Basis of Suit
The suit is based primarily on the
claim that by the act of congress in
1872 the channel of the Arkansas riv-
er was established as the south and
west boundary line of the Osage na
tlon. By virtue of that fact the peti-
tion avers that the Osage Indians
own the river bed to the main chan-
nel. This naturally conflicts with the
leases granted by the school land
commissioners to the companies
named and also with a recent deci-
sion of the state supreme court de-
claring the state's rightful ownership
of the river beds of all navigable
streams in the state.
The federal petition just filed con-
tends that the Arkansas river is not
In fact and never has been navigable.
That even though the stream were
navigable and the jtafe held the title
to its riverbeds, its title would only
be for public purposes pertaining to
navigation and the use of the stream
as a public highway.
That such title would not permit
the state to sell, alienate or lease
the beds of the stream for any pur
pose and especially for oil and gas
It Is claimed further in the peti-
tion that some of the defendants have
caused to be erected derricks and ob-
structions in the river bed If the river
is considered navigable; that such
obstructions have been made without
authority from the United States war
department and therefore are remov-
able by the attorney general of the
United States.
New York Charles I). Hilles. chair-
man of the Republican national com-
mittee made public the proposed plan
to decrease the percentage of the
southern and territorial represents
tlon in the Republican national con
vention in 191 ti and thereafter, from
approximately per cent of the total
voting strength to less than 16 per
cent, as provided In resolutions adopt
ed by the committee at its meeting
last December.
The plan adopted and recomnierM |
ed for ratification provides that the
Republican voters in each state shall
hereafter be represented in a national
convention of the party by four dele-
gates-at large; two delegates for |
each representatlve-at-large in con-
gress; one delegate from each con-
gressional district, and an additional
delegate from each congressional dis-
trict in which the vote of 1908 for j feel so tired all the time and have head-
any Republican elector or for the R. nche.' I said, 'Take Lydia E. Pink-
publican nominee for congress in I ham's Vegetable Compound,' and she
1914 shall uot have been less than did and feels fine now."- Mrs. M. R.
J Kakschnh k, 1438 N. Paulina Street,
Chicago, Illinois.
By Taking Lydia E. Pink-
h&m's Vegetable
Chicago, III. —"1 must thank you with
all my heart for Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable. Com-
pound. I used to go
to my doctor for pills
and remedies and
they did not help me.
I had headaches and
could not eat and the
doctor claimed I had
female trouble and
must have an opera-
tion. I read in the
paper al>out Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vege-
table Compound and I have taken it and
f**el fine. A lady said one day, *Oh, I
Alaska and the District of Colum-
each be entitled to two voting
gates, while Hawaii, Porto Rico
the Philippine islands will each hi
titled to two delegates without
right to vote.
The result of this change In the i
basis of representation, if ratified by
the requisite number of state conven-
tions, will be a decrease of 89 votes
as follows: Alabama will lose 8, Ar-
kansas 3. Florida 4, Georgia 11, Louis !
iana 8, Mississippi 8, New York 2.
North Carolina 3, South Carolina 7, i
Tennessee 3, Texas Iti, Virginia 8, |
Hawaii 4, Porto Rico 2, and Philip j
pino Islands 2.
Under the plan presented a con
gresslonal district not entitled to two i
delegates In the vote cast In the pres
idential election In 1908 will qualify i
for two If 7,500 or more votes are j
cast for the Republican nominee iu |
the congressional election this fall.
America Offers $25,000,000 Indemnity
For Losses Over Canal
The Other Cane.
eh Dayton, Ohio. -44 Lydia E. Pinkham's
and Vegetable Compound relieved me of
en pains in my side that I had for years
and which doctors' medicines failed to
relieve. It has certainly saved me from
an operation. 1 will be glad to assist
you by a personal letter to any woman
in the same condition." — Mrs. J. W.
Shkker, 126 Cass SL, Dayton, Ohio.
If you want special advice
write to Lydia E. Pink ham Med-
Idine Co. (confidential) Lynn,
Mass. Your letter will l e opened,
read and answered hy a woman,
and held in strict confidence*
Ion was felt
Unit- ;
vent i
a Is
be, it will close amicably a bitter j
controversy, brought on by the seces- j
sion of Panama in 1903 when Noose- i
velt "took the Isthmus and the Re
public of Panama was created in a
The principal article provides for
the payment to Colombia of $2 >.000,000
six months after ratifications have
been exchanged between the two
governments, as indemnity for the
loasea Bhe has sustained Thla is
granted In lump sum and the treatv
does not attempt to specify how much
of this amount Is in reparation for
the loss of Panama or how much for
the loss of the Panama railway rights.
Colombia is granted the right to
ship coal, salt and petroleum from her
Atlantic to her Pacific ports, either
through the canal or across the Pan-
ama railway, without any charge oth-
er than the cost of freight, no duty
being assessed. These articles are
not produced along the Pacific side ,
of the country and mountains prevent |
easy communication overland through
A third article fixes the boundary (
line between Colombia and Panama
and restores to the latter a strip of
territory which has beeu claimed by j
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