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Why They Don’t Lay.
w¥un nls hind feet until the door was
who keep hens are asking
opened. And then the Utitle fir tree
themselves just about now why their
bent Its head and went in and stood
pullets don’t lay, when the fact is that
in the comer of the room, and the
a lot of their young stock was hatch
three wild 'things of the forest went
ed too late, or was not given proper
softly from room to room, and came
food and care during growth;■ The
back with things to hang on the tree.
size and general appearance of a pul
And. last of all the little gray owl flew
let does not always denote the time
to the topmost branch and hung there
when she should commence producing
the pink wax angel with golden wings.
eggs. I have seen flocks of pretty
“They are good children,’ said the
big nice pullets and they would lay
little white owl, as he flew down again.
hardly an egg all winter, The first
“When the winter is cold, they hang
Farin Land Prices Too Higk 7 essential fpr winter eggs is the right
scraps of meat for me on the trees.”
How long will the price of farm kind of stock to produce them. Food
. “And they put carrots in the path,”
said the rabbit, “and cabbage, so that lands continue to increase? Just so will not supply that want; it may
long as the price of farm products con help some and in some instances it’s
I may not go hungry.”
“And behind the barn they drop tinue to increase, and these prices will pretty difficult to help the matter very
armfuls of sweet, juicy bay,” said the remain firm so long as labor finds much by giving extra care. The strain
deer, “that I may come in the night steady and profitable employment. In has got to be of the right sort if they
no other country in the world is la prove themselves reliable and profit
And the little fir tree said : “They bor so well rewarded as here. Where able layers, After being in the poul-
are good children, and I would rather prices are low, wages are necessarily try business so long and seeing so
be here than in the big, big city, And low. The man who receives liberal many people fuss and experiment and
then it whispered, “Good-night,” and returns for his work can buy liber- work in the effort to get eggs from
ially, and can pay a fair price. There stock that had no eggs to lay, no in
the wild things went away. .
And in the morning when the chll- seems to be no probability that in clination to make eggs or ability to
dren came, they cried, “Oh, father, dustrial conditions wil-l be radically commence to get ready to lay, it is
father, look at the beautiful tree!” changed in this country soon. The impressed all the stronger upon my
And the lumberman came in and cried people generally are too well satisfied mind that there is a whole lot to this
in astonishment, “Who brought it with them. Good markets may, there hen business besides feed and care.-*
here?” And the little fir tree whisper fore, be expected to continue indefi Inland Farmer.
ed and sang:
Beehive of Concrete.
“I ran away from the forest. I ran
Farm lands which may be relied on
Among the occupations which offei
to product satisfactory crops of grain profit and amusement, and at the
But they could not understand, and and grass are not selling too high. same time entirely suited to women,
so they stared and wondered, and at Land which, with proper management,
is that of bee rais
last the lumberman said, “It is too will produce from 60 to 100 bushels of
late to carry it now to the city, so it 50-cent corn per acre is well worth
ages are that little
can stay.” And at that the children $150 an acre or more. There is a large
space is required,
cried, “A Merry Christmas to all!” amount of such land in Kansas and
there is no great
And -the fir tree whispered happily, “A adjoining states.
expense and the
Merry Christmas!” And out in the
The sure way to increase the value
work is light, re-
forest the owl and the rabbit and the of land is to increase its productive
quiring only a lim
white-tailed deer, wished each otheir ness. Under existing conditions prices
ited amount of time
“A Merry Christmas!’ as they hur will take care of themselves. The
and care. Much of
ried away through the snow.—Evening days of large surpluses are past. De
the apparatus re
mand crowds close upon the heels of
quired may be made
supply. Mouths are multiplying faster
at home and where
Peter Stuyveaant’s New Year’«.
than food' for them.—Kansas Farmer.
the facilities for
The custom of celebrating New
CONCRETE BEEHIVE this are not pres-
Individual Hog House«.
Year’s Day in our own country is
“Noticing articles from time to time ent, the things may be purchased
largely due to the Dutch. Old Peter
Stuyvesant made much of the day, and on the construction of individual hog
There have been many improve
cheery assemblages were held at thé houses, I wish to. submit the plan of
governor’s home in New Amsterdam. houses that we use,” writes a corre ments lately in the manner probably
The Dutch method of kissing the wqm- spondent of the Breeder’s Gazette, “ly structing the beehives, and which is
en for “a happy new year” was ob make them six feet square on the the most interesting., is one has been
served and toll taken of-all who were ground, both doors to be hinged so made of concrete. A patent »manufac-
young and handsome. In fact, during they will open and close readily. recently issued covering the but any
the reign of Peter Stuyvesant Ne-w Twelve-foot boards make side and roof. ture of concrete beehives,
Amsterdam was the most thoroughly I use good soft pine flooring, as it is one with a little ingenuity may easily
them, and a set of molds once
bekissed country in all Christendom lighter and much easier to move when *make
^having been made satisfactorily, may
and formed a marked contrast to the necessary than heavier lumber. Four
staid Puritans, who thought the ob pieces 2 by 4 inches and six, feet long be used indefinitely and any number
of hives made from it. Anyone at
servance of this day savored strongly
tempting to make a hive of this ma
of reverence for the god Janus and
terial should acquaint themselves with
who made no note of their first New
made a red path of light on the snow, on. the great sled, and presently the Year’s Day in the new world save to
the character of the cement and should
A CHRISTMAS LEGEND.
the children came again, and when animals of the forest began to creep,
also be familiar- with the habits of
A soldier in a scarlet coat,
they saw that tree had been cut down creep among the new white stumps.
“So you are going to the city,” skid New York Evening Post.
One winter long ago,
they cried: “Where is our own little
Warning to Dairymen.
Went out and met a pretty maid
tree?” And the little tree that lay the white-tailed deer, nibbling the
repeatedly warned the
In woodlands white with snow;
on the top of the sled answered loud
She stood beneath an ancient oak;
dairymen that the oleomargarine law
“Yes,” whispered all the little trees,
Her name was Mistletoe.
is likely to be amended- next, winter,
children did not understand, they rub excitedly. But the little fir cried: “I
and that the amendments proposed
Ker cheeks and lips were glowing red, bed their eyes .with their rough red
will destroy the value of the law, so
“Why not?” asked the white-tailed
hands and sobbed.
Like poppies In the wheat;
are for sills. Two pieces 2 by 4 inches far as concerns the protection of dairy
“What’s the matter?” asked their deer, and the little fir told of the chil
Her locks were twined with milky
and 6 feet long are for ridge and products. Again, we ask you—have
father, as he came tramping through dren.
you written your congressman about
And the deer came closer, and for a
Her eyes wer’e blue and sweet;
“If this plan is used it will be found it? Do you know his views? Does
Ha looked and loved, and, kneeling.
“Oh, our little tree, our own little long time the two whispered together,
much more satisfactory than a plain he know what you want him to do in
and presently a big gray rabbit joined
A shaped house. The door, in the roof the matter? Does he know what you
j HI s saber at her feet.
them.» and a white- owl flew down and
can be opened when the ÿftin shines. are going to do to him in the cam
added wise counsel, and after a while
From Icy regions of the Pole
Sunshine is the best tonic known for paign next year if he doesn’t give you
the deer and the rabbit and the owl
The norther blew all night,
pigs, and the door is essential a square deal? This is no joke. It
went away, and the little tree lay very,
And hung the branches of the pine
when the sow needs attention at pig is a serious proposition, and no time
With tinkling fringes bright,
ging time as a means of entrance and, is to be lost if the oleomargarine law
Then when all the other trees slept
And made beneath the aged oak
as is sometimes the case, a very hasty is to be preserved in its present form.
A frozen mound of white.
it rolled from the sled into the snow,
and the wind, which blew through the
Hut when the panes are thick with
Value of the Home Market.
forest asked, “What are you trying to
Convenient Light for the Barn.
Farmers should encourage their
do, little tree?” And the little tree
And nights are bitter chill,
Many fires may be avoided when
And silence, in a crystal coat,
market for their dairy and poultry the short winter days require the use
blew under it until it was upright on
Has eased the silver rill,
of a lantern in the
products, fruit, vegetables and many
The pair of faithful lovers haunt
hopdty-hop, hoplty-'hop, until came to
things that sell far more profitably at
The wintry woodland still.
some such device
home than they could by shipping
a sheltered valley, and there Jt Jay
as here shown to
When with the burden of its years
them away. Here is where the French'
down and went to sleep.
t Christmas the Year Through.
keep the lantern in
The oak is bending low,
It lay there sleeping and waking in ¿’Christmas candles burn out, decora farmers gain their prosperity; they
place. This affair
The soldier-holly, stiff and straight,
the sunshine until the men came and' tions must be thrown aside, exchange have good home markets, where they
Stands bravely in the snow,
requires only two
of gifts comes to an end. But these market everything at high, prices di
Its slender saber still unsheathed
small pulleys and
To guard the mistletoe.
things play only a secondary part in
a rope. The rope
■—-Minna Irving in the Criterion.
Christmas. The love which is it« es
is run through the
And the night before Christmas the sence, the overflowing good-will, the
Towns can be revived by the farm
pulleys, the lantern
wind blew and blew again until the outspoken kindliness, the unselfishness ers and merchants working together
SUCH A DEAR LITTLE TREE.
attached to one end
‘ little fir tree stood upright on 4ts stein, and cheeriness, need not be limited to to get new industries, and the home
and then pulled up to a convenient
tree,” wailed the children. “It is cut and the little fir went hopity-hop, hop- one day in the year. There is no rea- market soon develops for all the farm height, the loose end of the rope be-
down and piled with the other trees ity-h-oip until it came to the house son why we should not have them ev- products that make a prosperous com ing fastened to a cleat on the wall.
where the children lived.
that are to be sent to the city.”
ery day. Why should love not rule munity, and as the town grows the
Then out from the forest came the through the circle of the year? A year farms increase in value.—Inland If this device is arranged in about
“We are too poor to have a tree this
the center of the barn much better
year,” said the tired’ man, sadly, and white-tailed deer and the big rabbit, full of Christ is a year which carries Farmer.
light will be given than if the lan
and the little white owl, and the deer Into every day the best of Christmas.
■the children went away mourning.
Squashes and Pumpkins.
tern were carried around from place
And the sun went down and the pushed softly against the door of the
place.—Cor. of Farm arid Home.
moon came up, and showed the dark
McGorry (carpingly)—Thim maker*, little difficulty in keeping these, es
Prizes for Peasants.
forest and all the little fir trees lying lock, arid the rabbit hunched and hit
All the little fir trees in the forest
av almanacs hov got us be dhe t’roats, pecially the former, in good condition
The hilly territory of Trieste, it is
until spring, and I have kept some stated, in a consular report on that
jvere very much excited.
NEARING THIN ICE.
“To-morrow we shall be cut down,”
Mrs. McGorry—How d’yez make thot varieties of the genuine pie pumpkins district, is covered by pointed stones
until well into March in just as nice which prevent any cultivation, and
they cried, “and then we shall be car
condition as they went into storage.
ried to the big city.”
McGorry—Make ut out? Here, now. Select those that are well matured, some years .ago the Society Agrarla
Now, none of the little fir trees
We hov cowld weatheg New Year’s, and make sure that they are gathered offered prizes for those who would
knew what the city was like, but they
remove them and thus change the
phwin we don’t nade ut; an’ do dhey
murmured and rustled and whispered
give us aven a brith av frost on- dhe before being touched in the least with waste ground to meadows. The work
of the wonderful things
Fourt’ av July, phwin our tongues are late .as safety from freezing will per has now been going on for some years
hangin’ out wld dhe heat? Not so’s mit, then remove to a garret where and every autumn a commission ascer
But there was one little
tains the area of the proposed redemp
yez cud notice ut, bedad!—Judge.
they will keep cool and dry, but al
asked: “Do we all go?”
A New Year’s Wisli.
ways safe from frost. Do not pile tion and the difficulties to .be encoun
“Yes,” said the other trees;
them, but. set them on thé floor and, tered and fixes the prize to be given.
morrow we start on.our travels.”
better still, separate them so that In spring it again visits the improved
Then the little tree sighed and said:
Through all the joys, the sorrows, tears they do not touch. In this way, weil grounds and phys the prizes if de
*‘But I was promised to the children
Of life—its commonplaces, too,
matured specimens can be kept almost served. This year in the different par
of the lumberman.”
ishes sixty-six peasants improved
God keep thee sweet, and brave, and
“The lumberman is poor,” said a big
forty-four acres and received $1,040.
oak, “and these are hard times. This
Amid the doubts and fears that rise
year they must go without a tree/’
In every life;—the mysteries,
Alfalfa does best on well-drained
Sunsliine in the Dairy.
The next morning, very early, the
Things that are hard to understand,
soils, where the water level is several
Sunshine is the dairyman’s best
children came trudging through the
feet below the surface. It is a very friend. When the sun beats- down
keep thy reason sound arid sure,
snow and stood under the branches of
deep-rooted plant, sending its roots hot in the summer we are apt to think
mind alert, thy heart still pure,
the little fir.
down into subsoil which is largely un it an enemy, but a week of clouds,
keep thee always—this I pray
“This is our tree,” said one of them
available to other farm crops. These even in July, casts a gloom over
thee, upon this New Year’s Day.
proudly. “On Christmas it wlll be
—B. McM. Bell.
roots will not thrive in a water-soak everything and makes both man and
lighted with candles, with an
ed soil, and in attempting to grow al beast at cross purposes with the world.
the topmost bo-ugh.”
“Well, have you bought ; your wife’s falfa on a wet soil, or a. soil with the Sunshine is required to kill germs and
“Sudh a dear little tree,” said an-
water level only a few feet from the microbes and keep both animal and
Christmas present yet?”
■other; “how we shall love it.”
“I dunno. She has all < our Christ surface, the alfalfa is placed in un human dispositions sweet. Th§ Ver
And the» little tree trembled as it
mas stuff locked up in one of the clos- natural conditions and little can be ex monter's cow barn that must be built
heard them, but the children thought
pected of it. If possible, a field with so warm and tight lacks sunshine to
ets, where I can’t get at it.' 99
that it was the wind that shook it.
a sufficient slope to effect thorough keep -the inmates in the best of health.
Then they went away, and ’ later
If Money Brought Happiness.
surface drainage and sufficiently open All along our country’s northern bor
eame men with axes and cut down all
to porous to provide good under-drain der, tuberculosis is on the increase in
the young trees and laid them on a
there would be little Christmas cheer age should be selected for alfalfa.— dairy herds.—Farmers’- Mail and
great sled to be carried away.
in a majority of homes.
Maryland Experiment Station.
And In the evening, when the sun
$ The Runaway