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THE NORTH PLATTE 8EMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
WANTS TO BE GOVERNOR OF OKLAHOMA
and other delectablo1 pursuits of tho veteran spoilsmen'. Ills stralght-from-tbe-shoulder
comments on tho respectable crime of stealing from tho public has
resulted In practically a political earthquake in Oklahoma,.
"I had been a train robber, a crude, open defler of society, and I had been
caught and punished. I saw all about mo men who woro tho best clothes and
stood high m society robbing tho people right and left, and not getting caught
or being punished. They were not as primitive as I had been in the method
they chose. They did things In tho dark, and only appeared in the open when
they had on their Sunday clothes, so to speak. l)ut, tell mo, what Is the differ
ence between tho man who holds up a train at the point of a gun and ho who
loots tho treasury of a state? -
"Tho only difference I can see Is that the train robber Is at least honest in
acknowledging his character, while the spoilbman leads a double life."
WELL UKED IN
Since her husband became a mem
ber of President Wilson's cabinet, Mrs
Josephus Daniels, wifo of the secre
tary of tho navy, has made herself one
of tho best loved women in Washing
ton. 'Her personal poputarlty and that
of her husband may be explained In
the words of a white-haired woman
who, last Now Year day when the Sec
retary and Mrs. Daniels were holding
a public reception, sat In their drawing
room near the receiving line, holding a
court of her own. Glancing jjroudly
toward the host and hostess, the white
haired woman remarked:
"Thoso two lovo tho whole world
No wonder peoplo lovo them."
Tho speaker was Mrs. Daniels'
mother, who know whereof sho spoke.
Whon Mrs. Daniels came from
Italclgh, N. C, a few months ago to
take her place In Washington's social
life as one of tho cabinet hostesses
she brought with her four interesting
yqung sons and their old colored mam
my; also a few choice pieces of mahogany from her childhood home at Ilal
olgh, her family servants and her receipt for beaten biscuit, an indispensable
article of food on southern tables. Consequently tho home of Secretary and
Mrs. Daniels Is typically southern In many respects.
us your brethren except for one thing.
politics you think only of Uiq concroto
Roger C. Sullivan, formor national
Democratic committeeman from Illi
nois, whoso elimination from party
councils once was demanded by W. J.
Hryan, has announcod his candidacy
lor tho nomination for United States
senator. His announcement opens as
"I am a candldato for the Demo
cratic nomination for United States
"No onp has forced me into the con
test; nor am I responding to 'insistent
demands from all parts of tho state.'
"It is true thnt a great many warm
and loyal friends throqghtout Illinois
havo urged mo to become a candldato
and havo offered me their earnest sup
port; but I shall not make a falso
start by protending to bo a coy or re
"Tho honor of representing Illinois
In tho United States senate is great
enough for any man's ambition and
tho opportunity It offers for crodltablo
public service lo, In Itself, sufficient rownrd."
A largo part of Sullivan's ample fortuno was made In tho gas business In
Chlcngo. His presont views of public service companies' obligations to tho
public are as follows:
"I long slnco caino to tho conclusion that largo business organizations,
especially public service companies, should, and eventually must, nccopt ono of
two alternatives, namely: Government regulation or government ownership of
itho sources of supply and means of delivery to tho places of consumption "
Seldom In recent years have the up3
and down of Ufa In this land of oppor
tunty, the chances to make good and
the Impossibility of koeplng ft strong
mnn down, been so patently exempli
lied as In tho career of Al J. Jennings,
former train robber and convict, who
is seeking tho Democratic nomination
or Uie governorship of tho state al
Oklahoma. After several years' out
lawry In tho southwest, Jennings was
captured and sentenced to flvo years
In tho federal prison at Columbus, O.
President McKtnley pardoned him and
President Roosevelt restored his citi
zenship. Ho had taken his medlclno
without a whimper, and on his releaso
set oujl to load a Ufo that frankly ac
knowledged tho early mistakes and
sought to better himself and othurs
throught what ho had learned.
For somo time he has been practic
ing law in Oklahoma and devoting
himself to reform, nttacking graft,
bribery, political Jobbery and trickery,
OF FAIR SEX
"Women are responsible for the;
now philosophy of government the
philosophy which set human above
material things," Gov. Hiram W. John-!
son of California said In an addressl
before the Woman's council at' Sacra
mento. Governor Johnson pointed out the.
many laws In which women of Call-!
fornia led tho fight tho eight-hour
law, tho immigration bill, tho red light,
abatement bill, teachers and mothers'
pensions and workmen's compensation ,
For all theso Governor Johnson gavej
the women much credit. i
"But do not think." ho said, "that i!
have come hero to compliment you,
alone.. You have brought to polities'
a new era, but you havo many of tho
faults under which men suffer.
"You llko tho limelight. You are al
most as vain as men.
"Somo of you aro prejudiced andj
"In short, you aro exactly tho same!
They bring u fetich of tradition to,
OUT FOR SENATOR
M in ii -ii i -
WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE OF WIND WAGON
' I ' ' I ! I I II I I I I I II II 1 1 I I
Wind Wagon Equipped With Runners
Surprises come often when tho wind
wagon performs. It has now been
equipped with runners and has boon
driven at high speed over the snow
covered roads and tho lco of tho rlvur
and creeks nround Indianapolis. Tho
wind wagon Is driven entirely by the
wind roslstanco created bytho revolv
ing propeller In tho rear The differ
ential Is not connected with the drive
shaft, in fact, thero Is no drive shaft.
MAKE-UP OF MONORAIL SLED
In Coasting the Rider Lies at Full
Length on the Top Board, With
Hands on Steering Bar.
A monorail slod, having a simple
tandem arrangement of the runners, is
very easily constructed as follows:
Tho runners are cut from one-Inch
plank of the slzo and shapo given in
An Exhilarating Glide Accompanied by
a Buoyant Sense of Freedom Only
Obtained In the Monorail Type.
tho sketch, and aro shod with strap
Iron, one Inch wldo and oue-quar,tor-incli
thick. Round iron or half-round
iron should not be used, as theso nro
liable to skid. Tho square, sharp
edges of tho strap iron prevent this
and grip tho surfaco Just ns a sknto.
The top is a board six feet long and
11 Inches thick, securely fastened to
the runners as follows: Mocks are
nailed, or bolted, on either side of tho
upper edge of the rear runner and tho
top Is fastened to thorn with screws.
The runner is also braced with strap
iron, as shown. Tho samo method ap
plies to the front runner, except that
only ono pair of blocks are used at the
center and a thin piece of wood fast
ened to their tops to sorvo as tho fifth
wheel, writes' Harry Hardy of Whitby,
Ont., In the Popular Mechanics.
Tho holo for the steering post should
bo six inches from the front end and a
little larger In diameter than the
steering post. Tho latter should be
rounded whero Jt passes through the
holo, but square on tho upper end to
receive tho steering bar, which must
bo tightly fitted In place.
In coasting, the rider lies full length
on the board with his hands on tho
steering bar This makes tho center
of gravity so low that thero Is no ne
cessity for lateral steadying runners,
nnd aside from tho exhilarating glide
of tho oridiiary slod, tho rider' experi
ences a buoyant sense of freedom and
a zest peculiar to tho monorail type.
Then, too, tho steering is effected
much more easily. Instead of drag
The Construction Is Much More Simple
Than Making a Double-Runner Bob
sled; glng tho feet, a slight turn of tho front
runner with a corresponding move
ment of tho body Is sufficient to chango
tho direction or to restore tho balance.
This lntter Is, of course maintained
quite mechanically, as overyono who
rides a bicycle well knows.
Generally speaking, this word 1b
thought to bo derived from tho word
Mngnesla, a city of Lydia In Asia
Minor, where tho peculiar .magnetic
properties of tho oro of iron known ns
lodestono wore first discovered.
Another authority, howovor, do
clares that tho word can 'bo traced
back to Magnos, tho name of a shep
herd who was detained on Mount Ida
by tho iron in his sIjocb and found him
self unable to movo.
"Now shall I toll you about tho
babes vho got lost In tho woods?"
"Oh, you can't got lost In the woods,
uncle. Woodcraft Is tho first thing
you learn ns a boy scout." Kansas
Furnishes Much Good Winter Sport.
as a chain combination connects the
motor and tho eight-foot wcodon aoro
plane propeller in the rear. Thero Is
only a six-inch clearance between tho
wooden propeller and the lco and for
this renson, and also because It fright
ens horses, it cannot bo used much on
tho ronds. Ono can havo great win
ter sport "skating" with tho wind
wagon on tho river when tho lco Is
CONSTRUCTION OF ICE BOAT
For Use on Lakes and Wide Riven
Craft Has No Equal Three
Boys Can Build One.
The lco bont shown In this sketch
runs directly boforo tho wind, with a
square sail :ib shown In tho picture
A threo-cornored sail may bo used,
but It Is harder to manage. Tho
frame work of tho craft consists ol
two two-Inch planks, which nro laid
across each othor as In Fig. 2. Fig. 3
shows tho under part of tho top plank
at tho rear end. Note how tho planks
are Jointed, and bracked with wlro.
Tho steering Is dono with tho rear
single runner. Tho lower part of Fig.
3 shows how It Is made. A bolt In the
conter of "A" fits In a holo in tho cen
ter of "C," not so tightly as to Inter
fere with tho freo motion of tho steer
ing runner. The bottom of tho run
ners should bo shod with flat iron.
Half round or round Iron will not do.
The mast Is three inches In diamctor
by six feet long. Tho sail Is six foot
by four feet. Tho mast Is braced by
running two stout wires from tho top
to tho croHa plank. Tho sail is con
trolled by a wooden handle bar. For
use on lukes and wide rivers this boat
'jas no equal, writes Mosos La Bom-
bard of Now York In an exchange.
Threo boys should bo ablo to con
struct it in a short time.
MUST BE POLITE TO POLICE
VlBltor to Montevideo Finds It Neces
sary to Take Off Hlo Hat When
Tho policemen of Montevideo are
mostly of Indian origin. They nro al
ways courteous and polite, but thoy
aro great sticklers for etiquette.
Through ignoranco of their customs,
a foreigner sometimes finds himself
In an embarrassing situation.
Ono day last summer a well-dressed
American stepped up to a policemen
in tho Plaza Indcpcndcla and said in
very Good Spanish:
"Will you pleaso tell mo whero tho
Calla Itincon Is?"
Tho policeman looked haughtily at
tho stranger and turned away.
Tho American tried again with still
moro courtesy: ,
"Would you be so extremely kind
as to very accommodatingly tell mo
whore tho Calla Itincon Is?"
To his ofitonshrqent, tho poltcoman
"You havo no manners, sir!"
NeodlosB to say, tho American waB
qulto abashed, but ho had to find tho
Calla Hlncon, so ho put tho question
to a Spanish youth who was standing
near. Tho youth answered very cor
dially and went some little dlstnnco
to direct tho strangor properly. After
tho American had thanked him ho
i "Why did tho policeman refuso to
"Because," replied tho youth, "when
you addressed him you neglected to
take off your hat." Youth's Compan
ion. Important Islands.
"What aro tho most Important Is
lands on tho globo?" asked tho goor
And without hesitation tho boy from
Now York answered, "Kills, Manhat
tan and Coney." Washington Star.
in wAr Bs Ssn
I y!JJ MUIAL
DRY MASH OF GREAT VALUE
Meat or Green Cut Bone Should Be
Kept In Front of Laying Hens at
All Times During Winter.
Tho feeding of dry mash to tho lay
ing stock means much toward tho In
creased production of oggs. During
tho winter months about ouo-flfth of
tho entire ration consumed by tho hen
should consist of meat In some form.
If thoy aro expected to do their best,
and tho feeding of dry mash offers an
excellent opportunity to glvo tho meat
or green cut bono so that it will be
ovenly distributed and proportioned to
tho hen. This form of food should bo
kept constantly in front of tho hens"
unless you feed wot mnBh, In whch
caso thoy should bo uboiI on alternalo
Tho dry mash should coiiBlBt of two
parts bran, ono part middlings, ono
part moal and ono part beef scrap and
green cut bono. To this may bo added
if desired ono pnrt ground oats. Tho,
mash food should bo fed in hoppers
speqlally propared and not placed In.
opon troughs, as by tho latter method
the hens will wasto almost as much as
thoy will eat. Tho dry masli food Is"
naturally eaten slowly by tho hens
and at a tlmo whon thoy have no grain
food that can bo scratched from tho
As tho dry mnsh is consumed much
moro slowly than is tho wet all tho
particles of moat or bono will bo best
prcsorved in It nnd therefore more
ovonly proportioned than Is posslblo
In tho wot mash. Tho slow eating Is
also of benefit to tho hen In many
WINTER EGGS ARE DESIRABLE
No Branch of Farming Will Show
Quicker Losse3 Than Poor Feeding
and Management of Hens.
With the prlco of eggs so high it
stands us in hand to plan our manage
ment so that tho flock will do its best.
It Is surprising what good caro and
intelligent feeding will do In produc
ing winter egga nnd on tho othor hand
no branch of farming will show quick
er 1ohso3 than poor feeding nnd man
agement of tho winter lnyors.
Winter layers must havo a com
fortablo house, plenty or room, plenty
of sunlight and amplo ventilation. Too
much caro cannot bo given to provid
ing good ventilation. Cold draughts
Prize-Winning Plymouth Rock,
will check tho egg production and
prove detrimental to tho health of tho
With a good, clean and dry house
and plenty of egg-making fooda wo
will get eggs. On farms whero wo
can feed a variety of grain foods and
a mash, 6nco a day, composed of cut
clover or alfalfa, steamed and mixed
with bran, corn meal and green cut
bone, egg production is a slmplo mat
ter. Feed a tempting variety of grain
foods, green foods and meat foods
keep pure water beforo them and
keep tho floors so clean that any part,
may bo used for a scratching floor
and you can rest assured that you
havo dono your part toward socurlng
SUCCESS IN PIGEON RAISING
Birds Confined In Houses Quickly Con
tract Consumption and Die
Require Much Space. '
Pigeons begin to lay two weeks after
mating. Thoy lay two' eggs, which
hatch In about 18 days.
Tho old birds stop feeding tho young
squab whon tho noxt pair hatch. Each
pair of birds should bo provided with
Plgoons cannot thrive unless they
havo a place in which to fly. Con
fined In houBes, thoy will quickly con
tract consumption and die. Even In
tho coldest weather thoy should bo al
lowed to fly outdoors when thoy pleaso.
Tho breeding season Is from March
to Soptember, but extra good breedora
will produco young ten months In tho
Green Feed for Fowls.
Do not forgot tho green feed. Fowls
cannot do tholr best unless somo form
of green food Is given them at least
threo times a week. Cabbao, beets
or sprouted oats atg all good feeds,
and should always bo on tho bill of
Corn at Night.
For poultry thoro Is no food better
adapted for tho ovonlng meal than
corn. A chicken can bo made to fool
Its warmth and stimulating effects
')est on a cold night.
Tlio wisest man of nil may bo
ConfoumW by somo other nmn;
Tho greatest stor may fall to Bee
Some truth a ragged vagrant can;
Tlio greatest kins that oyer ruled
Uy Boino poor clown might havo been
In Bomo most foolish way;
Tlio bubo who litis tho greatest mind
Soinowlioro. Home tlmo, Is suro to find
Somo silly thing to sny.
Tlio cunning montebhnk, tho scor,
Tho man who .serves, tho man who
Thu Ono whom others hold In fear,
Tho man of words, the man of deeds,
Tho wisest king, tho poorest clown,
Tho man who bus nchloved renown,
Tho priest to whom men bend their
Kneh may behold ero ho can wink
A woman Who will mnko him think
Tho moon Is mndo of chocac.
"When I como homo tonight," said
Tommy's father, after Tommy had,
while In a temper, upset tho milk on
tho clean tablecloth, "I ohall punish
"Geo," said Tommy along nbout
noon, "I hope they'll glvo dad a ralso
"Why do you want Jiim to got a
ralso?" tho boy's mother asked.
"Ho ulwayB seems to bo so kind and
cheerful for about a week after ho gets
Still In Doubt
"So that Is your Impressionistic mns
terpioco?" "Yes. What do you think of it?"
"It corotainly Is a wonderful picco of
work. What it la intended to repre
sent?" "I havo not decided ns yet whether
to call it 'Sunsot on tho Moor or 'An
Orchard. In Bloom.'"
GRAND LITTLE MACHINE.
"What kind of an automobllo Is It
that Freddie Groonouglv drives?"
"I don't know
tho name of It, but
H is a dear llttlo
"Has ho taken
you out In it?"
"Yos. and it
broko down In
such a nleo lonely
place. Wo wore thero threo hourB,
undisturbed by anybody."
"Ho Is alwnys Just on tho point of
doing something worth while, but ho
never makes good."
"What do you supposo Is tho rea
son?" "I think perhaps tho fact that ho '
has to stop so often for a drink may
have something to do with It."
He Would Be Different.
"I can twlBt my husband around my
llttlo finger," said the Circassian
"That's all right," replied tho fat
lady, "but If you had married the ossi
fied man Instead of a contortionist
you'd find him a harder customer to
( "We boast that wo uro a freo peo
"Well, wo aro, uren't wo?"
"What about tho married man who
has to work under the oyo of a boss?"
"You can't deny thnt he Is compara
tively freo while on IiIb way to and
from tho office?"
"Ono of Gonnuny's most expert
photographers says American womon
do not know how to. poso In order to
got llfullko pictures of thomselvus."
"Perhaps ho has an Idea that wom
en would rathor havo lifelike plcturea
of themselves, than pictures that make
thorn look beautiful."
A Marked Improvement.
"Do you think my daughter slnga
uny bettor than she did when she bo
gan recolvlng Instructions from you I"
"Oh, yes, much better. I am oftea
able to listen to her for ten or flftbeq
minutes at a time now."
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