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I90 The Book of Woodcraft then using six or seven laths instead of bark, make a hol- low cylinder (J). Cover the hollow cylinder with a large piece of bark and cut the hole (K). Cut your entry at the top, half on each of a pair of laths. Cover the whole thing with bark nailed neatly on; or failing the bark, cover it with canvas and paint a dull green mottled with black and gray. This last has the advantage of giving most room in a small log. Of course, if one can find a hollow hmb, all this work is saved. By way of variety this one can be put up hanging from a nail, for which the wire loop is made. To a great extent the size of hole regulates the kind of bird, as most birds Hke a tight fit. For wrens make it about one inch; for bluebirds, and tree- swallows one and one half inches; for martins two and one half inches. For latest ideas send to The Jacobs Bird House Com^ pany, 404 So. Washington Street, Waynesburg, Pa. See also the "Making of a Hollow Tree," By E. T. Seton, Country Life in America, November, 1908, and seq. "Putting up Bird Boxes," By B. S. Bowdish (special leaflet), Audubon Society, 141 Broadway, New York. 15 cents per dozen. "Useful Birds and Their Protection," By E. H. Forbush, Massachusetts State Board Agriculture, p. 388.


A good Scout always " travels on his own steam." When you want to go camping, don't go round begging for the cash, but earn it. And a good time to do this is in the win- ter when you are forced to stay indoors. , How? One way, much in the line of our work, is making