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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 6, 1912)
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Stock llko turnips. -
Screen the water tank. " "
Qlve'overy horse his own collar.
Cull the ewe flock beforo breeding.
The bo bean Is an excellent
i A pig should nover be compolledto
squeal for his food.
Cut tho weeds out of the fence cor
ners tiefore they go to seed.
PIga fed on dirty, dusty floors are
tipt to contract lung trouble.
A two-piece stave silo makes practi
cally as good a ello as a one-piece;
( irbw about underdratnlng that low
.place on the farm? Now Is tho time.
i You must have vigor In tho sow
Jf you expect strong vitality In tho
The hoe Is a wonderful tool for con
.'serving the moisture around tho small
t No need of "pitch holes" or ruts In
(the road. Use the King road drag,
All young animals to bo profltablo
should be kept growing from birth
, Clean out tho sheepfold"? and sprln
tkle thoroughly with plaster before put
ting In beds of straw.
( Tho self-sucking cow and tho con
jflrmed fence breaker nre equally dis
agreeable to have In the herd.
i Farmers will not get the full bene
fit of the rural free delivery untfl
'after they get the parcels post.
The total production of phosphate
irock in this country In 1910 was ,
jC.54.9S8 long tons, valued at $10,017,000.
After all that may be said In favor
iof other pastures, clover stands at the
head when It conies lo (he right thing
j Don't let those cockle burrs go to
jseed on stubblo ground seeded down.
.Run the mowor over the field bUfore
i Do not cut tho grass a day too early
,or a day too late. Send In the mouer
(Just when bloorn shows like a mist
lover the field. '
' Got ready to cull the cwo flock be
fore brooding tills fall. There are
'some owes that aro too old and should
lco to market.
A dust mulch for tho garden Is bot
her than a Eprlnkllng can. Stlrthe
soil every few days and you will need
to carry-very little water.
A sharp disk Is the bc3t tool that
jean be used to level down the hogs
on a piece of rough, .boggy slough
!and after tho tilers aro through.
There Is money as well as human
ity In providing shndo for picketed or
shut;ln calves or other animals. It
costs so little to try this It Is a shame
Selling crops as soon as they are
harvested usually means thnt one gets
a vcrv poor price for one's product.
;As a general rulo the prices of grains
go up a little later on.
A parasite with a long and unpro
nounceable name has been Introduced
Into California to fight tho codling
.moth. U 1 said to be making good
and has begun tho destruction.
Mako a start In sheep this fall by
buying 25 high grade ewes and n
mirn bred rain. Wo did this nnd sold
enough of tho Increase tho' nc.uJ
isprlng to more than pny for the first
Naturally, fowls are healthy, and no
stock on tho farm has been so much
abused. Yet In spite of all tho ill
treatment thoy receive they do much
ibotter than any other stock on the
.farm of equal value
Moisture Is n groat factor in tho
production of blackborrles. Thero la
'sufficient water in tho subsoil to
linen this fruit, provide you do not
let It get away. Frequent cultivation
U the remedy to apply.
In closely built houses, where there
Is poor ventilation, tho air becomes
contaminated by gases arising from
tilth and the accumulation of drop
pings. As tho hens are exposed to
these gates during the night, It Is no
wonder that tho oyatem becomes pois
oned by them and disease results.
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A farm shop Li hand?.
Llttlo chicks must havo nhouo.
Prepare for hog marketing llm.
It is time to get the machinery un
A hog cannot help being dirty In a
wet, fllthy pen.
Try to have tho water tanks under
somo sort of shade.
In milking It Is tho last fow pulls
that produco tho profits.
A dog that worries stock has do
business on tho dairy farm.
A good shade goes a long way
toward thrift In tho hog pens.
To get the host results tho cow
must be kept quiet and treated kindly.
Oil la cheaper than harvesters.
Good oil Is cheaper than thin cheap,
A screen fly trap setting near tho
back kltchfcn door rids tho house ofi
There Is going to be n Jot of alfalfa
sown this fall. How much of it will bo,
on your farm?
It pays to get out and do as much
work as possible In tho early part
of these hot days.
One thing that keeps the hired man;
on tho farm Is a neat, well-kept, and
well arranged farm.
A disk from an old pulveriser
makes a good anchor for holding tho
end post of a wire fence.
Milking tho cows clean and cnre-i
fully has a tendency to develop a per
sistent habit of yielding milk.
It doesn't cost any more to bo clean
ly than otherwise. And there's more
profit and satisfaction In it too.
SITago Is highly relished by both
cattle and sheep, and Is fed with
profit to these classes of animals.
Our advertising columns aro Inter
esting this month. Look them over
carefully. May find something you
Three tablespoonfuls of formalin to
a pint of half water and half milk Is.
an efficient poison to set where flies
Tho silo should be placed where It
will not Interfere with tho sunlight en-
tcrlng tho barn, or Interfere with the
entrance or exits.
Supplement the short pastures with
those green crops you planted last
spring. Didn't do It? Too bad. Re
member next time.
A llttlo gunny sacking over that
poor cow's or calf's back, when it is
picketed near swarms of flies, will
help out tho feed surprisingly.
Flies can't hatch without a manuro
or dump pile to Incubate In. Keep
everything clean .and there will be a,
few million less of these flics.
Sheep and poultry go well to gcth
cr, and when onco the buildings and
fields aro ready for them, how little
woik, compared with other stock. It
takes to care for them.
Many dairymen nre giving their
cows, simply a maintenance ration,
and then complain because there Is
no profit In dairying. Such dairying
don't deserve to succeed.
Don't neglect to cultivate the grnpo
vineyard up to fruiting time. Thn
surfaco of the Foil In the vineyard
must be kept mellow throughout tho
hot July and August days.
Skim the milk clean. Tho milk
containing quite a little butter fat
may be most excellent for tho pigs,
but butler fat at 20 to 28 cents n
pound is expensive pig feed.
We saved up some of our profits
from farming and Invested In somo
farm land a few years ago. Tho re.
Eult may surprise you, but wo mado
30 per cent on our investment.
Tho coal ash mulch Is certainly
good for goosoberrles and also for to
rnatocB. Tomatoes mulched with,
sifted coal ashes will resist blight
and keep green and flourishing longer
than without It.
Unseed meal Is rrnde by grinding
fl.vcrccd from which tho oil hns been
more or less completely extracted.
"Old process" contains moro fat and
somewhat le3H protein than "New pro
As a matter of fact the f.rmcr owog
It to himself, personally, to ho a oloso
student of advanced agriculture and
of publlo questions. This 1b tho way
to keep the mind alert nnd active and
to keep mentally young.
Catarrh lb not roup. It Is usually
caused by dampness; exposuro to n
drenching rain Is a good starter for
the disease Roup Is a purulent ca
tarrhnl affection of the air passagos.
Dr. Saubrn says It i a filth disease
and not caused by "taking-cold." Tho
difference between roup nnd catarrh
Is that the latter has a tendency to
get well without treatment, while tho
former seems Inclined to progress to
a fatal end
COMBINATION OF EXCELLENT QUALITIES OF
CLYDE, SHIRE AND PERCHER0N HORSES
Ideal Type of All Three Great Breeds Is Nearly the SameAll
Breeders Seek to Achieve Improvement Over Orig
inal Animals of District.
Percheron Stallion "Hoche."
It is, as a rule, well to stick to one
broed of horses and to breed that ono
which has the greatest number of
good stallions In one's district. Under
Dean Curtlss, however, at tho Iowa
college, Ames, Iowa, an effort Is bolng
made to combine tho best that is in
tho Shlro and Clyde horses, nnd the,
resources of the college fully justify
tho experiment and also tho kind of
horses that are being produced. Many
of our most successful show horseB
havo resulted from a cross of Clyde
and Percheron, Clyde and Shire or
Shlro and Percheron In varying de
gree. Tho ideal typo of all thrco
great breeds is nearly tho sahie; all
seek Improvement over thos original
horse of their districts, and when a
Judge enters the ring, although he Is
forced to mako allowance for differ
ences in each breed, yet ho has pretty
much the same standard In his mind
for all. Tho Ideal begins with deep
feet, yet not boxy, but with wide
hoof heads nnd a broad elastic heel
and frog. Tho set of the pasterns
must be oblique to give plenty of
spring nnd save concussion, plenty of
breadth in canon bono and tendon
with quality, big muscular forearms,
with the muscle coming down evenly,
not In bunches, both for stitngth and
to denoto muscular tendency through
out. Head nnd neck strong without
coarseness, but denoting strong vital
ity. The draft horse's shoulder may
bo straighter than the carriage
horse's, but It should be obllquo
enough for tho horse to wear himself
well and trnvel easily, which will not
be tho case with an upright shoulder,
or If the legs are not truly set on tho
body the latter point Is often over
looked. A shortish back and a good
girth and barrel, with plenty of
spread underneath coming from
length of shoulders nnd quarters and
big muscular thighs and stifles nre
needed and the hock should bo long
and deep and clean,, with a proper
Royal Duke, Champion Shire Stallion.
FERTILITY OF SOIL
In the Body of Plant or Animal
It Is One of Most Import
iny C. C. WKNTZLEIt.)
To moat peoplo soil Ih cither rich or
If a soil Ih productive, It is regarded
as rlph; on the ether bund If only lim
ited and Inferior crops can bo raised,
the soil is regarded as proportionate
Few people execptlug those who
have mode more or 1'bs of a study of
tho soil are nwnre that, prac.lcally,
one tlfinent decides 'ho fertility of
the soil Thl la Jillroren.
Nltrt'ou 3 r.e i f ?h mo&t lm-
nt i ' ' t '! u v e. It bal-
' e "a'l brottthe
j-. i o liUl the oxy
alignment to tho stifles and hip bon.
It will bo found in seeking tlieBq
points thnt every breed has serious
and, in fact, disqualifying differences,
nnd Dean CurlUs is merely doing
whnt has been frequently done with
other breeds when ho tries to tako a
short cut by combining gray Shires
with Ciydes and uniting the excellen
cies of both. That it will tako time
and an intensification of tho desired
horse by Inbreeding Is nothing against
A gicat deal has been done In both
Shlro and Clyde to improve them, but
some slro hns been sacrificed to get .
peifection of hoof and pastern In tho
one breed, nnd the Clyde wns never
a heavy barreled horse, tho Scotsman
prefers Ing n quick, active, grain-fed
horse to ono which consumed moro
hay, an article he is not npt to bo
overburdened with. The great back
ribs and barrel of tho Shire will bo
wll carried on Clyde logs, thu bond
will be Improved, while thero Is nn
upstandingness nnd presenco about
tho gicat Shlro horses that aro lm
pressle. Tho Shlro horse 1b n- con
sistent puller. Ho will pull without
result for a long time without becom
ing discouraged, while the Clydo horse
gets into action much quicker and at
the second or third step is in tho full
swing of his walk, so that a good deal
will be gained by a combination of
mental qualities oxpressed In action.
I realize the Immense debt wo owe to
foreign Importations, but can 'nover
rest satisfied until wo have developed
either new breeds or adapted old
ones entirely to our conditions, both
general and local, as has been done
In tho enso of the American trotter,
saddle horse and Poland China hog.
To make no effort to do this Is n
negatloji of Fhe genius of tho Amer
ican agriculturist to meet a variety,
of soil and climatic conditions by,
breeding anlmnls suited to their en
vironment. gen In chock, It would be absolutely
Impossible to strike a mutch. A
spark would cause an" explosion that
could be heard as for as the sun while
every living thing would bo Instantly
In the body of plant or animal, It
Ih one of the most important elements,
In the soil it Is tho principle element
which decides Its fertility. Soils aro
rich or poor according to tho amount
of nitrogen thoy contain, especially
with regard to tho other elements
which mako up the toil, It Is from
the soil that most plants get their
nitrogen and it la fiom theBO plants
thnt wo get flesh, butter and eggs, in
the shape of protein.
Profits In Onions,
Tho man who reads of $1,000 to
$2,000 profits per aero In onions or In
nny other crop loses his head to tho
extent of planting a half-acre as a
first venture, not knowing whethor his
eoll nnd climate nro adapted to tho
crop or what chances of snle or stor
ugo ho has, does not uso proper discretion.
EAFU.Y MOLTING OF CHICKENS
Western Poultryman Gives Excellent
Method of Controlling Hens In
Most peoplo bollevo that if they can
forco their Iioiib to molt early they
will lay more eggs during tho season,
but this is not true. Hens that havo
molted late will Jay more egga during
tho wintor thnn tho early molters.
t Thla has been shown by tho most
careful experiments, but thq, facts aro
not generally known.
Molting hens require a largo amount
of feed containing nitrogen such as oil
meal, meat nnd other feeds rich In pro
tein. Molting can bo forced by cutting
down tho feed of hons ns it has been
shown by experiments that scantily
fed hcnB begin molting earlier than
those on full food, but tho former do
not flnlBh molting much earlier.
Starved hens molt moro uniformly
than otherB nnd this la particularly
notlceablo tn hens two or three years
In an experiment conducted by tho
Cornell experiment station It was
found that on a basis of 100 hens tho
fed flock produced egga to tho valuo
of $29.97 moro than by tho starved
Tho total income from nil tho birds
was $278 for tho starved flock and
$350 for tho fed flock, a difference In
favor of natural molting for tho year
of about $95.
A western poultryman of long ex
perience gives his mothod of controll
ing molting ns follows:
As Boon ns tho hens nro through
laying ho turns thorn out on nlfnlfa,
feeding them dry bran only, In addi
tion. Under this treatment they get
thin. Then ho feeds them a mlxod
rntlon of grains and meat, giving a
uKht feed in tho moraine and ..11 thv
will cat nt noon nnd nlgnt. Under
this treatment they finish molting
quickly, get now feathers and begin
laying in September. Ily October 1
thoy are all in good laying condition
nnd mnko a profit through tho fall
PLYMOUTH ROCK IS POPULAR
Blocky Shape Makes Them Excellent
Breed for Broilers Much Favored
as Utility Fowl.
Tho I3arred Plymouth Rock is with
out n doubt tho most popular brood
of chickens In this country moro of
them are found on tho farms than
any other breed. On Bpeclal poultry
farmB tho Leghorn 1b a very popular
breed, nnd in tho poultry farming
districts tho Rhodo Island Reds nro
almost exclusively, used, says n
writer In tho Rural Now Yorker. Ab n
general utility fowl tho Wyandottes
Prize Winning Rock.
are second In popularity to tho Rocks,
tho whlto variety being the most pop
Their blocky shape makes them an
excellent breed for broilers. Llko tho
Plymouth Rocks nud Rhodo Island
Reds, they lay a brown egg. Tho Leg
horns Iny a whlto egg, and in this re
spect they have a slight advantage, ns
most markets prefer the whlto egg,
though thoro is no difference In tho
qualities of eggs with a brown or a
Overcrowding ducklings will lnduco
Koroseno Is suro death to lico, if
applied as a spray.
Hens suffer from ovcrentlng na
much as from starving.
It is provoking to havo hens steal
Iholr ncstB thls'timo of tho yoar.
Tho feeding of onions to laying hcnB
hns produced an onion flavor In eggs
A hen egg-bound will bo seen to
visit tho nest repeatedly without re
sult. Fodder corn makes fine green food
for poultry of nil ages. Try it fed
Many will realize this fall and win
tor that tho early-hatched chick is tho
It Ib not advisablo to allow duck
lings bathing water boforo tho weath
er is warm and ploasant.
Market at onco nil males not kept
'or breeders, nnd uU pullets that havo
not kept paco with tho rest of tho
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If anybody wroto a book on wealth
Ha rend it.
On gaining coin by oncrgy or ateallh
Hn rend It.
A book "How T Had SueceH.i In I.lfe."
Or "nutc-s for Cutllntr Coupons with a
Or "Haw to Boat Securo a Wealthy
He rend It.
l-'rom enrly youth, when such books enmq
Hn rend tlicni.
All pearls of wisdom mllltonnlrcs mtglil
Ho rend thpm.
If anybody composed somo maxims wlso.
Or others told their HtrugBles, for tlw
Dy nlRht and day, with tireless, cagot
eyes, - x
Ho rend them. ,,
Out whon a chnnco for fortuno enmo to
He missed It.
When Luck went by. with Inntern burn
Ho missed It.
Karh chance to mnlte a million Bnuntcred
Unnoticed by Ids restless, hopeful oye:
Ho Hi st must understand thlngi that
wns why ,
He missed It.
'Twos In tho pnpera JiiBt tho other day
You rend It.
About a cnrrliiRo that took lilm nway-
We read It.
rt wns the Bprlnglcss, bumplncr poorhorsT
And on Jho seat, nt enso this lucltles
Held In Ids hnndt a book: "Great Wealth
He rend It.
They've Sworn Off.
Our esteemed co-laborer In tho up
lift, MIbb Laura Joan Ltbbey, ro
Bpondlng to tho anguished appeal ot
a fair young thing who writes to hor
for ndvlco aa to tho theoretical mental
attitude of her steady company, says:
"Most men llko to carry packages."
Wo fear that something baa emblt
torod Laura. Can It bo that nelthor
tho odorlfcroun spearmint, nor tho nly
sen-Ben, nor yot tho .spices of Araby
havo concealed tho maraschino and
tho blttorB upon somo ono'a evonlng
snlutallon? It was our impression that
tho cloven breath was conspicuous by
Its nbflonco in thoso days of tho year.
"Most men llko to carry packagos"
that roads moro liko Carrio Nation
than Laura Jean Llbboy!
Had Read the Verdict.
"John Henry Muggins I" exclaimed1
his wife at 3 n, m., "whero on earth
havo you boon all thto night?"
"At homo, m' dear," asserted Mr.
Muggins, observing with curious inter,
est tho gyratlono of tho hall treo.
"At homo? Why, you haven't been
near this house Blnco Buppor."
"Zlmt's all rP," was tho strenuoun
roBponso. "I wnsh wlzzln shlgnal dish
tnnce nil ovcnln', Jush shame!"
The Other Possibility.
"I'm nlwayB afraid when I go homo
In tho evening," Bays tho man with
tho desBlcntcd hair, "that I'll find that
my wlfo hna taken ono leg of my best
trousora for a hobble skirt."
"Huh!" sayB tho man with tho roam
ing whiskers. "I'm nlwayB afraid tha
blamed Btylo will aubsldo and my wife
and daughter will try to make rao'a
pair of pants of their hobble Bklrts."
"In the name of humanity, I pro
test!" declares tho South Amorican
Vainly wo urged our proposition
"No!" ho thunders. "Wo will never
consent to having a baseball leagua
In our country. Wo havo war enough
aa It Is."
A Thorough System.
"But," wo protested to tho general
manager of tho Ono Ilorso Railroad,
"you ndvnrtlso fast nnd slow frelghtu,
yet you' toll ub you only run ono
freight train a day. How is that?
"Well," ho answorcd. "Wo put the
fast freight in tho front cars, and It
renchoB tho town head of tho slow
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