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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 11, 1913)
This may be given orally (like a
spelling bee) or It may bo a written
game. Limit each ono to aihalf-min-uto,
If played orally, after tho first
word Is named. Tho class is con
ducted In this way: Tho teacher
mentions tho first word of a well
known proverb, tho pupil called fin
ishes It. If unablo to do so In tho
tlmo It is passed to the next one, and
so on down the lino until some ono
or no ono finishes It.
If tho proverb begins with "a," "an"
or "the," or any vory small word,
two or more words should bo given
to start the pupil" off. To help make
out tho list a few proverbs are given
A stitch In tlmo saves nine.
All is not gold that glitters.
Honesty Is tho best policy.
A friend In need is a friend indeed.
A word to tho wise Is sufficient.
Half loaf Is better than no bread.
Whon angry count ton before you
speak; if very angry, count a hun
dred. A bird In hand Is worth two in the
A penny saved is a penny earned.
Procrastination is the thief of tlmo.
Mako hay while tho sun shines.
Never put off until tomorrow what
you can do today.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Appearances are often deceiving.
Blesings brighten as thoy take their
Never count your chickens before
thoy aro hatched.
A llttlo nonsense now and then Ib
relished by tho wisest men.
No news Is good news.
Look beforo you leap.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Let them laugh who win.
Ho who is down need fear no fall.
More hasto the less speed.
A young girl who was to marry a
man not blessed with a great store of
this world's goods was the recipient of
this novel and acceptable shower. Tho
girls, twelve in number, contributed
tho price of a dozen spoons. Each ono
was done up separately in tissue pa
per and put In a lovely pie made in
the shape of a wedding bell; a white
satin ribbon ran to each place. When
tho bride pulled her ribbon a spoon
bearing this jingle was forthcoming:
One spoon for two,
Oh! what fun!
But then, you see,
You two are one.
Tho rest of tho girls each drew a
spoon, and exclaimed that, as thoy
just matched the one drawn by tho
bride-elect, they must all go to her.
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I ri warn tkc ?
Street Costumes That Have
1 0Ml'w WI Y$
For the costume at tho left any colored face cloth would mako up well.
Tho skirt has a group of pleats let In at tho left side of front; buttons
and loops aro sewn abovo tho pleats.
Tho coat has a waistcoat, collar and cuffs of light colored cloth; buttons
and loops trim the front; tho sleeves are set In under wrapped seams.
Drako hat of satin set to a galloon band and trimmed at the left sldn
trim tho wriBts and right edge of front; vleux rose cloth Ib used for tho
revers and collar.
Hat of velvet, trimmed with a feather ruche.
Matorlala required: 5 yards serge 40 inches wide, 10 buttons, yard
cloth for collar and revers, 4V. yards Bilk or satin for lining coat.
I Tho rofrcBhmonts wero n llttlo out of
the ordinary, bo I'll toll about thorn.
i First, shrimp salad served In heart.
snnped casos, with coffoo and nut sand,
wlches mixed with inayonnalso dress
lng. Then n dollclous tuttl-frultl In
Got common wrapping paper, n light
brown or white, nnd cut Into squares
a foot and a half each way. Put up a
sheet across a door and hnve tho light
from a lamp arranged bo that tho
shadow of n person's bend will bo re
tlected on tho squnro of paper.
A guest Is to bo placed sldoways so
that tho outllno of tho face will show
on tho paper. With a heavy pencil or
a crayon draw tho outlluo or profile.
One guest at a time is brought Into tho
gallery and tho name Is put on the
back of tho portrait.
When all hnvo boen taken an assist
ant helps cut out the silhouettes,
L which aro pasted on black paper and
pinned up like a portrait exhibition,
Tho guests are provided with pencils
and paper and writo down who they
think is who.
A prizo is provided f6r tho ono who
guesses tho most correctly, and, if tho
hostess wishes, a consolation prize
may be awarded.
Sheet and Pillow Case Shower.
A young woman who bolonged to a
sewing club composed of six members
announced her engagement, und the
other members planned this most
unlquo shower, to which they asked
tho men; that is, each asked an escort,
These girls conceived the happy Idea
which made thlB affair a reality.
Each ono made a pair of sheets and
a pair of pillow coses. Then, arrayed
In these ghostly garments, they pro
sented themselves at tho house of tho
bride-elect. Thoy all mot at tho house
next door and dressed. Tho brldo'B
mother had been taken Into tho secret
and looked out for tho refreshments,
which tho men had sent up. After tho
surprise was over and tho whlto cos
tumes taken off it was explained that
the sheets and pillow cases would next
bo seen neatly laundered and tied up
with sachets of luvender for the linen
If any of you happen to bo enter
taining oh the nineteenth of April it
will add a touch of novelty to remem
ber that this Is tho day celebrated by
our English cousins as "Primrose"
day, and everyone wears a primrose
on his coat. Thero is a single variety
of this dainty flower that 1b perfectly
adorablo In Individual vases at each
plate or at tho four corners of tho ta
ble. I speak advisedly, for I sat
around tho board recently where thoy
wero tho only decoration, and tho re
sult was more than satisfactory. The
large double primroses in pots may be
used for prizes if bridge is played
They como in all of tho dollcato pastel
shades and are cheap In comparison to
other spring flowers, which is very de
sirable for most of us. I forgot to toll
you what you may already know
viz: that Prlmroso day Ib in remem
brance of tho death of Lord.Beacons
field. MADAME MERRI.
New Serge Dresses.
New dresses of white serge ant!
white satin have the serge carried up
above tho girdle, where it ends exact
ly as if tho skirt wero very high, in
Favor This Season
XSfc i AM jf
Keep tho calf growing.
Keep poultry houtcs clean.
Clean out tho feed troughs daily.
Sweet clover' does well on any
Votch and ryo will grow well to
gether. Foamy butter is n sign that tho
cream Is too sour.
Sharpen and repair the garden tools
for next season's use.
Young peach trees aro. never as
sturdy as applo trees.
Tho lltth things on tho farm often
roproseai tho best profit.
It rakes just a little bad pream to
fipoll tho wholo batch for butter.
Watch your machinery for loose
boltB and nuts, and don't forget tho
Whorover dairy products nro work
ed up on the farm tho dairy thermom
eter is essential.
Summer or winter a good dairy
thermometer pays its way wherever
dairy comb aro kept.
In setting tho orchard stick to tho
proven varieties. Let some ono elso
do tho experimenting.
To double the amount of milk per
aero and cut the cost of milk produc
tion in two build a silo.
Build the roosts all one height. It
saves competition nmong tho hens to
see which can roost the highest.
Two of tho best ncrcage-snvlng
money-making propositions up to the
farmers today aro sllago and alfalfa.
Tho manager of ono of tho largest
duck farms claims that an expert can
scald and dress a duckling in ton min
utes.. An open shed makes tho best placo
for tho turkeys to roost, but It should
not bo so open as to furnish no pro
tection. Decay Boon sprends in fruit or vege
tables In the cellar. To bo on the Bafe
sldo they should bo culled over fre
quently. The Incubator lamp Ehould bo filled
and cleaned every day at noon. This
will glvo ample tlmo to regulate the
flame by night
Ventilation Is essential to both man
and beast. Oftentimes tho cattle aro
bettor provided for along thlB line
than tho children.
Pasturing grass too soon or too
hard Is on expensive wny of saving
feed; It costs several times the
amount of feed saved.
A little careful feeding about ton
days beforo freshening time Is all
that Is necessary to prevent milk fever
and other udder troubles.
Butter for market wrapped In pam
per will always get the edge In price',
and the expense Is trifling. A quarter
buys a big batch of butter paper.
In your' order for nursery stock,
don't fail to Includo a few Concord
grapo vines. Quullty and hardiness
considered, you jan't beat the Con
cord out here.
By raising standard bred poultry,
one will be ablo to Bell stock and eggs
for breeding purposes and get much
better prices than whon selling eggs
and fowls for food only.
By keeping a llttlo tab on tho hens
that aro laying best, now; then Bet
ting tho eggs from these hens in curly
spring, ono Is pretty sure to develop a
flock of first-class winter layers.
Keeping tho cold out of the stables
by excluding all fresh air Is endanger
ing tho health of stock. Fresh air,
without cold dratth, Is what Is desired,
though It Is som trouble to securo
If the buttermaker uses more than
tho right proportion of salt, thinking
thereby to Increase tho weight cheap
ly, ho is lowering the quality of his
product and Increasing tho weight but
llttlo. Not more than ono ounce to the
pound should bo used.
Fresh nlr Is Important In Biiccessrul
poultry culture. To Iioubo fowls In a
closo, stuffy building, will result In
coldB which lea on to roup Since
tho adven'. of tho scratching shed
houses tho vnluo of fresh air has
proved Kb worth and thero Is less an.v
iety about poultry diseases.
busy hens produco eggs.
Breed horses to somo purpose.
Tho best cows aro tho cheapest
Good for land and cows alfalfa.
Wlntor dairying will novor bo over
done. iMIllot Bocd is a great egg-dropping
Chorry trees aro an idoal fruit for
Oats and peas, sown early, mako
good hog pusturo.
Use horso manuro for tho hotbed;
rotted manuro for tho soil.
Plenty of puro water Is nocossary to
tho profit's end of Btock raising.
About CO per cent, of tho feed given
a cow goes to maintain her body.
Unless wisely fed and cared for n
herd of flno hogs will degonerato rap
idly. Keep tho orchard clear of all dried
brush, it being tho harbor for lnjurl
Tho day is not far distant when the
Bcrub hog will bo only a memory.
Hasten Its coming.
Tho henB will bo laying for you It
you givo thorn plenty of vegetable,
bono moal und grain.
If tho cows or calves got lousy, try
an application of strong brlno thick
enod with strong soap.
Tho longer tho tvalf Is allowed to
suck tho cow tho harder It will bo to
make It drink from tho bucket
It Is nearly alwnys best to save
somo of tho old bows, especially to
farrow tho early spring litters.
More alfalfa moans moro homo
grown feed and smallor food bills. It
naturally leads to hotter profits.
Farm crops sold to cowb and shoats
bring top prices nnd tho fertility of
tho soil is kept on tho place, too.
Tho man with flvo cows nnd a sepa
rator Is better off than his notghboi
with eight cows and no machtno.
No matter how well bred a cow
may bo sho cannot produco milk at a
profit whon given only a maintenance
Study your breed. -You can't make
a success by giving Whlto Leghorns
and Plymouth Bocks tho samo kind ot
Tpst tho seed! not tho corn alono,
but samples of all tho kinds of grain
you intend to sow. Tho results mnj
Tho high cost of living on tho farm
may bo reduced in a measure at least
by producing moro of tho necossitleB
of lifo at homo.
It's an exceptional cow that can get
'enough lnrnlratlon from a straw pile
and a tantc of Ico water to glvo a do
cent mess of milk.
What aro you going to do with
your ldlo hours this winter? says one
paper. Tho man whoso farm work it
systematized has none.
Whlto of tho ogg In recommended
In cases of fractura In chickens, foi
soaking tho bandages, thus binding
them together and stiffening.
if hogs aro lousy set a small post
wrapped tight with an old ropo, It
tho ground, and soak tho rope wltt
coal oil. Tho hog will do tho rest.
Industrious fowls nro tho kind tc
keep. It matters not what tho brood
is, the lazy hen Is unprofitable It li
the industrious hen that producoi
In figuring up tho vuluo of the datrj
cow, do not neglect to tako tho call
into consideration. This Is ono roa
son why registered cattlo aro so do
Tho best holfor calves nitty bo made
Into fine veal In Boven or eight wooke
by feeding them skim milk und oil
meal, but better far It Ib to raise them
on the sumo foods.
In feeding tho dairy cow it Is a
recognized fact that a certain amount
of nourishment must bo used to keej
up her body. What Is given above
this, if It Is tho right kind, goes tc
While wo are about It, wo can Just
as well have pure bred fowls on thu
place. They don't oat any moro, thoj
aro more dependable for laying, as a
rule, and they certainly mako a bottoi
appearance thnn tho mixed flock.
Several jcars feeding convinced us
that cow peae are worth as much for
dairy feed as alfalfa, ton for ton. If
tho pens are well soeded they are
worth moro than alfalfa. Cow peas
can bo grown In any locality In tho
southwest while alfalfa cannot.
Tho ordinary fowl that Is, ono not
held In high esteem by nn cxpcrlpncnd
breeder Is not valunblo enough to
doctor up nnd fuss with, by tho
novlco. If roup shows In tho eyes nnd
nose, by nn 111 smelling discharge
tako tho bird away at onco and kill it.
Burn the body und head.
SOME HELPS FOR THE LAND HUNGRY MAN
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Milk flow may be kept up during dry seasons when pastures fall by the
use of crops such as sorghum, millet, rye and other crops of this nature sown
at short Intervals earlier In the season.
(n- W. J, 8PIM.MAN, Chief of Unttptl
State Uurenu of Farm Management.)
Near thu larger cities It would prob
ably bo bettor to grow somo of the
moro perishable truck crops and to
koop ono horBO for marketing pur
poses, but in most couutry placr-B tho
system as outlined horo would be moro
satisfactory and would require only
In addition to four cowb nnd two
horses tho owner of such a farm could
keep ono or two brood sows and fifty
Assuming that tho farmer under
stands his business nnd Is on n soil
and In n region adapted to tho typo
at farming hero outlined, it ought to
be pcBslblo on' such a farm to secure
an Income somowhat as follows: Tho
flvo acres of potatoes ought to pro
duce flvo hundrod bushels at least, and
If tho man Ib a good potato grower
the flold can bo mudo to average moro
thnn two hundrod bushels.
Ono ought to nverago nt IcaBt fifty
conts a bushel for the potatoes. ThlB
would mako $250 for thlB flold. Tho
thrco ncros of cabbago ought to pro
duce $300, and tho two acres of
onions ought to produco $300. Tho
onions require a good deal moro work
thnn tho othor cropB, hence, tho
smaller acreage of them. After tho
farm Is started tho farmer must bo
guided by his exporienco, and It
might prove wlso to put tho entire
flva acres In onions, provldod labor Is
If tho four cows kept aro good ones
and tho farmer is not Justified In
keeping nny other kind ono of them
ought to furnish dnlry produco for tho
family, and tho other three, If prop
erly mnnnged, ought to produco bov-enty-flvo
dollars worth of dairy prod
ucts apleco a year, making two hun
dred nnd twenty-five dollars incomo
from tho dnlry.
It ought to be possible to produco
twelve pigs to sell at an avcrago prico j
of fifteen dollars each, making ono
IN SOME PLANTS
Bundles of Oxalate Crystals Arc
Offensive to Rabbits and
(Hy MYRL.U 1UON8.)
The part played by tho powerful
chemical substances secreted In tho
various parts of many plants Ib lm
porfectly understood. Free pruBsIc
acid in some plants wns tho remark
ablo discovery mndo not long ago,
nnd now Professor Pccho has con
cluded that lit tho cherry laurel this
poison Is stored In various tlssuos an
a reservo plant food. Other German
biologists havo been Booking to prove
that various plant poisons glvo pro
tection against enemies. Results
havo beon obtained by Prof. W. Poy
cr tending to show that tho various
acids, oils, alkaloids, glucoaldos, and
other chemicals of plants aro poison
ous or offonslvo to rabbits, snails,
Insects, and othor creatures. In tho
pastures tho plants yielding medicinal
oils nro avoided by both grazing and
wild animals. Tho ncld bearing plants
such as are usod for human Food an
snlads, aro poisonous to Hiinlls and
slugs, and aro protected nearly as
effectually against rabbltB. Beans,
pens and lentils contain somo un
known poison that catiBcs rabbits nnd
mice to refuso the seeds until tho
active prlnclplo haB beon removed by
soveral washings. An acid product of
seedling roots such ns malzo, ontB
and ryo repels snails, as do hairy
stalks and sticky surfnecs, and plants
having bundles of calcium oxalato
crystnls aro offonslvo or poisonous not
only to rabbits nnd snails but oven to
Important InH 'stry.
Few peoplo realize How many thou
sands of people are engaged In the
raising of pigeons, both for the mnrket
and tho show room. It Is an Impor
tant branch of tho poultry Industry,
and Is becoming moro and moro popu
lar each year.
Profit In Pork,
While pork can sometimes bo mado
nt a profit when corn Is supplement
ed with nothing but a concentrnted
feed, Btlll It Is not wlso to uao con
centrated supplements alone.
When clover can bo grown nt all,
profltablo crops can bo grown, and the
laud kept up by clover and lime.
hundred and eighty dollars from 'thlB
source. Tho fifty hens ought to pro
duco what eggs and poultry the farmer
needs and turnlBh fifty dollars worth
of material for salo. Adding theso
sums togother gives us one thousand
thrco hundred nnd flvo dollars as a
possible Incomo from such a system of
From this incomo all tho expenses
of running tho farm and of tho family
living must bo paid; but with halt nn
aero of garden, nn acre and a half of
orchard, and with all tho potatoes,
cnbbago and onions tho family can
consume, with hogs for meat, and
with tho eggs and poultry tho family
living ought not to cost mora than
two or three hundred dollars for things
Tho city man must not got tho Idea
that ho can start In a system of this
kind without cxpcrlonco and mako a
success ot It from tho start. It will
mean a lot of vory hnrd work, hard
living and hard study for two or thro
years, nnd of theso thrco things study
Is tho most important On tho othor
hnud, tho man who thoroughly under
stands his business can Increnso tho
Incomo horo estimated vory materially.
Ono other vory Important consider
ation In connection with a farm of
this kind: It Is nssumed that it is.
near enough to n town or city to por
mtt tho farmer when he is carrying
his potatoes, cabbago and onlotiB to
mnrkot, to bring back with him on
each trip a load of manuro for uso on
Whero this can bo dono such a farra
could bo mado highly fertile. Tho
places to put manure In Buch a sys
tem would bo just after tho potatoes.
Just beforo cither of tho corn crops,
und in tho fall of tho year manuro
could bo put on tho clover field which
wns usod for paBturo during tho sum
mer. This Held Bhould then bo plowed
late In tho fall in preparation for po
tatoes tho next year.
(Copyright. 1913, by C. M. Shultx.)
Every Single Plant Has Some Pe
culiaritySome of Them
Can Be Seen. (
Violets opon at throo or four a. m.
closing about cloven or twelve; somo
vlld roses nbout four and llvo a. m,;
night shade, about bIx in tho morning;
buttorcups nnd llllos are opon by
Bovon n. m. Early openorB closo at
noon. Ajnong others, tho ovonlng
moth flowers open ubout six p, m
Cuctus grandiflora begins opening at
nine or ten In tho evening, closing ut
midnight. Tho majority of floworB,.
howover, aro open from nine In the
morning until six In tho evening.
Whout JlowerB last only ubout fif
teen or twenty minutes Just long
enough for their pollen to be carried
by tho passing wind then their day
Is past. Tho hibiscus and calnndrlnlu,
romuln open for only three or four
hours; but foxgloves lust six days and
somo orchids from thirty to eighty
Every single flower we look at has
somo llttlo peculiarity of Its own. Somo
of thorn wo can see, but not under
stand, even by thorough examination,
There nro orchids which throw tholr
insect visitors into a Bhowor bath of
water, so thoy havo to get out, by rea
son of tholr wot wings, up a certain
pnth, whoro thoy touch tho pollon
masses nnd stigma. Thero aro othor
orchids which throw tho pollen massea
nt the Insect.
Tho yucca Is n llly-llko plant, resem
bling the nloo, and a particular sort
of moth lives wholly upon It
When tho flower opons, this moth
proceeds to knead up a ball of pollon
and Inside places an egg, then thruBts
the ball down Into tho ovary of tho
Thero a grub devolops from tho ogg
and eats tho poller, and somo of tho
pollon fortHlos tho young seed. If
yuccas died out tho moth would bo ex
terminated, and if tho moths were de
stroyed no yuccas would ovor sot their
(Copyright, lots, by C. M. Shultz.) k
Scraps for Poultry.
Bran or middlings and beef scraps,
should bo kept In receptacles to whlchi
the fowls hnvo access at all times.
Good seod, good cultivation, goodi
common Benso are a pretty good com
bination If good crops aro desired.
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