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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
Bugs to Cost Uncle Sam $800,000 in Year 1915
WASHINGTON. Hugs! Hugs that fly and bugs that burrow, bugfl that blti
and bugs that sting, big bugs and tiny bugs, ladybugs, and bugs anything
but ladylike, aro going to cost tho fedoral government 1800,000 during the
Ilscal year of 1915. That Is the amount
iies many tlmen Its cost every year Is demonstrated easily by statistics.
Tho biggest bug from tho standpoint of dostructlvoness Is tho boll weovll,
which Is slowly but certainly retreating beforo tho attacks of government
scientists. Hut tho "sinews of war" provided by tho appropriation bill also
nro wanted for campaigns ngalnst tho gipsy moth, which attacks tree foliage;
tho horn worm, "that destroys tobacco plants; tho cano Insect that lays low
cano Holds; tho alfalfa weevil, which attacks that crop; the cinch bug, that
ducks tho life from wheat and cornstalks the codling moth, that spoils tree
fruits; tho pine beetle, nnd the bark beetle. The lattor Insect Is a serious
menace to the natlonnl and private forests, bocauso It destroys millions of feet
of standing timber.
"Wo have undertaken an extenslvo tudy4 of tho house fly," said. Dr. How
ard. "In the small farm and rlllago 1)9 per cent of tho hour flies are bred in
stablo refuse, nnd wo hnvo boen co-operating with tho bureau of chomlstry to
find some substance that will kill tho larvao and not Impair tho fertilizing
value of. the refUBo.
"We have sovurnl lines of work now going on In regard to tho effect of
insects on tho hoalth of mnu and animals. Wo wish, In tho first place, to
complete tho rocords of longevity of tho cattle ticks Then, as to stnblo flics
This insect has boon shown to be instrumental la tho carriage of Infantile
paralysis. We also expect to undortako a scries of malarial fovor studios and
tho bionomics of malarial mosquitoes, In order to provldo remedies for the re
quirements of plantations, especially in tho Mississippi delta."
Thought He Read From Congressional Record
EVKUY- ono who has read "Chlmmlo Fadden" knows "Ned" Townsond, the
author, and now representing a district In northern Nov Jersoy. So much
for tho introduction. "Ned" Townsend had to mako a speech in Newark th
other day, and no ho had Botno serious
thoughts to Impart, ho wont to the
troublo of writing out a portion of the
things ho really wanted to deliver to
that after-dinner audience. When ho
reached Newark a reporter for the
Call spotted him and asked him It he
had nn ndvanco copy of the stuff he
was about to. got off his chest.
"I havo this bWch of notes," said
Townsend, "and that Is all."
Tho roportor said ho could take tho
notes to tho ofllco, havo them sot up In
typo and promised to send a proof of tho remarks back to Townsend in plenty
of time for dinner. All of which ho did.
Mr. Townsond aroso In his nppolnted time, and after delivering himself of
tho usual Introductory remarks, said that as ho had a serious purposo In mind
ho would like permission to read some of tho things he had written on tho
train going north. And ho pulled out tho proof.
Tho next speaker was a bank examiner. lie started off something like
"Gentlemen, you havo boen Imposed
any that ho wrote out his speech on tho
every minute nnd 1 tell you upon my word of honor that he did not read from
a written manuscript at all. Ho read from tho Congressional Record."
Whereupon overy ono laughed. Townsond can toll that story to men who
know tho spood with which newspaper proofs aro "pulled" after tho "copy"
goes Into tho composing room, but It would novor havo done to try to explain
nt a dinner that ho read from tho proof of a speech ho had handed to a news
papor roportor only an hour or two provlous. No, Indeed. Tho ordinary ldoa of
a piece of proof brings up visions of caroful writing, long dickering with a
printer, seeing a first proof, waiting throe days for a corrected proof, and then
finding an error perhaps In tho "corrected" proof.
No. It won't do. Tho people at that dinner probably firmly bellovo that
Ned Townsend worked a wook or a, month on that Bpoech.
Negro Used for Mosquito Bait in Canal Zone
COL. WILLIAM L. SIUEIIT, U. S. A., bulldor of the Gatun locks, tho Ontun
dam, tho breakwator at Colon harbor, and tho excavation of tho channel
between the Gatun locks nnd the Atlantic ocean, has written an interesting
HBt job couLi)
place, and nftor painting them turn
them loose, and determine from tho color of tho mosquitoes caught in Gatun
from whnt point they cntno. I went down thoro ono morning to see how
they wero caught and painted. Mosquito bars wero suspended from limbs
tied up at tho bottom. They had thousands of mosquitoes In them ready to
be sprayed with a colored liquid, and tho sunltnry Inspector was nfeked how hu
caught theih. Ho said, 'We havo a more sclontlflc Way, but this had to be
dono in a hurry. Wo slmpl) lot tho mosquito bar down, us you would open a
bed, left ono side of It opon, and put a Jamaica negro In thero for bait.' As
soon iih tho mosquito bar was full tho bait was romovod and the end tied up.
1 saw a Jamaica negro standing thoro John, wore-you tho bait In that bar?"
1 asked, and ho replied, 'Yes, boss; that is tho easiost money I over earned
10 cents an hour for sitting there and doing nothing but Just Inviting the
mosquitoes In.' "
No Secret in the Manufacture of Money Paper
THKRK is an erroneous iden, very gonerally held, that paper money is printed
on papor manufactured by a secret process, which Is carefully guardod from
tho public. Tho truth Is that almost any paper house could make the Identical
paper, wero it not prohibited by law
from doing so. Tho matter of getting
the silk fiber Into tho fabric Is compar
atively Blmplo, and tho appearance of
theso tiny shreds, often clovorly Imi
tated with a fine pen, not Infrequently
induces tho inexperienced to accept a
counterfeit bill of which thoy are sus
picious. With tho dovolopmont of
photo-engraving tho shidy art of
counterfeiting rocolvod a big impetus.
Prior to that industry only exports
could hopo to produce bills that would
pass even casual Inspection. And aa mnn's handiwork ulways oxproBsos his
individuality, tho "thumb print" of evory counterfeiter was lltorally on overy
bill ho put out. Today, howqvor, bills may bo duplicated by a purely mechan
ical process; but tho lnea ate heavy nnd uneven, and, whllo such a -reproduction
may got by an Inexporlcncod clerk, tho expert can spot it at a Blanco.
-v , v "ancient
carried In tho agricultural bill boforo
congress. Dr. L. O. Howard, chlof of
tho bureau of entomology and Uncle
Sam's champion bug hunter, has point
ed out, howover, that these- Insects
will cost tho country fully 100 times
that amount In cotton destroyed: corn
and wheat nnd other grain crops In
jured, forests devastated, root crops
ruined and Holds laid almost bare. It
Is to stop sucli ravages as these that
the bureau Is maintained. That It
upon. Vou havo heard Mr. Townsend
train, but I havo boen watching him I
article on tho Panama canal, his first
contribution on tho subject, for tho
National Geographic society. In hlB
article, Colonel Slbert humorously
writes of tho effort to rid tho Canal
one of mosqultlcs.
"In 1912 Gatun had probably tho
greatest Influx of malarial mosquitoes
in Its history," ho writes. "Tho sani
tary department determined to locate
all tho brooding placed of mosquitoes
near Gatun, catch mosquitoes at each
VALLEY OF CAROL
Inhabitants on Steep Slopes In the Py
renees Orlentalec Have Pe
Iondon. Tho Valley of Carol, In tn
Pyrenees Orlentales, where snowed-up
people recently had to escapo from
their dwellings by tho chlmneyB, takes
its name, the inhabitants boast, from
Charlemagne, It always has been one
of tho main portals between France
and Spain and, though It has not at
tained the scparato status nnd inde
pendence of tno neighboring little re
public of Andorn, It haB enjoyed for
centuries a considerable degree of In
dependence. In 1399 King Martin of Aragon, by
special grant, freed tho Inhabitants of
this valley from arrest for debt, re
garding It ns vital that they should be
In the Valley of Carol.
at liberty to defend the Spanish bor
der castles, which, by tho way, was a
shrewd movo on tho part of that mon
arch, who ceaselessly was In feud not
only with tho barons of the mountain
bus north, but with his Gallic neigh
bors, the rulers of France, as well.
The customs and habits of the peo
ple of tho district are quaint, but no
doubt necessitated by topographic con
ditions. Tlio steep mountain sides aro
shecrly inaccessible. Thero is neith
er church nor priest among them and
their dead are burled in coffins which
by means of long, stout ropes aro "let
down the steep rocks Into tho small
valley hundreds of feet below,, and
thero taken charge of by the church
and Interred. Under similar condi
tions those primitive, hard-living peo
plo go to church. This occurs but
onco a year, when In baskets tho most
fearless among them are lowored
down Into tho canyon below.
TWO SQUIRRELS WERE DRUNK
Chocolate Cocktails the Little Animals
Found Sent Them Homo
Tarrytown, N. Y. When Bud WcokB
goes Ashing ho always comc3 back
with a good catch or a good story. Re
cently ho brought back both.
"As I was going over on tho lake
road," ho said, "I saw two gray squlr
hels eating out of a small pasteboard
box. Whon I approached they stag
gored away Uko drunken mon. I
looked at tho box and saw tho reason
why. It had probably fallen from an
automobile I watched those squirrels
as they tried to climb tho tree and get
In their hole. They wero Just llko a
drunken man trying to put a koy In tho
keyholo nnd had about ns much suc
cess. I wont on fishing, and as I was
coming homo at night what do you
Biipposo I saw?"
"Saw them signing tho pledge," Bug
gested Jim Gravosori, president of tho
Roslyn Wheel club.
"No," Bald Weeks, "they wero both
Bitting at tho Bido of tho lake holding
a cake of ico on their heads. They
wero a sick looking pair, I tell you."
C0FHN CONCEALED A MURDER
Sixtesn Bullet Holes Were Found In
Head of Dead Man When
Casket Was Opened.
Olean, N. Y. When Coronor Cnesar
Smith opened tho coflin containing tho
body of William Lobargor of Bolivar,
N. Y., who died at Mannlugsport, La.,
It was found that the dead man had 16
bullet holes in his head. Nothing
was known hero by tho authorities or
relatives of tho mnnner In which ho
met death. Tho bullot holes appear to
havo been mndo by a 32-callber roi
volvor fired at short range. Tho po
lteo started an Inquiry.
Bean Shooter for Squirrels.
Rvanston, 111. Georgo Wnterous
was advised by tho pollco to try a
bean shooter to drlvo a nest of squir
rels from tho attic of his homo. Wa
tcroiiB had asked permission to use a
flllo on tho peBtB, saying that thoy
wero too wary to bo caught by traps
Green Hair Causes Riot.
Now York. Tho first appoaranco of
green hair In public in this city nearly
caused a riot at tho Globo theater.
Several men refused to return to their
BcaLa after leaving tho playhouso.
ON'T be a wobbler If J.OU
think a tliliiK. think It itrontf
'Moduli to live It, own though, you may
bo too wImp to argue nboitt It. -Llod.
Procuro a good size beef tenderloin,
slit ono side open and lay In a dress
ing made as follows: Ono cupful of
dry grated bread crumbs, one table
spoonful of minced pnrsley and ono
of mixed herbs, one tablespoonful of
chopped onion fried in a tablespoon
ful of butter. Season with a tea
spoon of salt and a few dashes of pep
per. If the mixture does not seem
moist enough, add a little more molted
butter. Sew up tho opening, and place
strips of bacon or fat salt pork over
It, skewering them Into the meat.
Rub well with salt and dust with Hour.
When thoroughly brown remove the
tenderloin, add a tablespoonful of
Hour to tho pan and add a cupful of
boiling water with two tablespoonf ills
cf chopped gherkins or pickles a"nd
a tablespoonful of chopped olives. If
sufficient salt was used In the meat
the gravy will need none; but much
tasting of food is necessary to make it
Codfish With Oyster Sauce. Tho
homely codflsh is here made a dish lit
for the host occasion. Take three
pounds "of the flsh and wash it thor
oughly. In the kettle place three
quarts of water, one teaspoonful of
salt, one onion, one carrot sliced, one
quarter of a bay loaf, three sprigs of
parsley and a teaspoon of pepper
corns tied loosely in a small cheese
cloth. Wrap tho fish In cheesecloth
nnd cook slowly, not to break It.
When the Hesh begins to draw from
the bones, lift It out and take off tho
cloth and put the fish on a hot plat
ter. Surround with potatoes boiled,
then sliced. In a saucepan prepare
the following sauce, to be ready to
servo with the flsh: Take two table
spoonfuls of butter, and when bubbling
hot add two tablespoonfuls of flour,
cook until smooth nnd thick. Add a
pint of tho fish broth, salt and pepper
to tasto and a pint of oysters which
have been rinsed and finely chopped.
Cook three minutes, draw to one side,
add a tablespoonful of lemon juice nnd
the yolks of three eggs mixed with a
tablespoonful of cream. Take from
tho fire and add a tablespoonful of
Cocoa Cookies. Cream a half chp
of shortening, add three-fourths of a
cup of sugar, add a beaten" egg and
a fourth of a cup of milk, two cups
of Hour, four teaspoonfuls of cocoa
(dry), a teaspoon of cinnamon and a
little salt. Roll out and bake in a
Failure 1h often tho turning point, tho
llot of clicuinstancc that HwlnKs us tti
u higher level. Life is not really whnt
conies to us, but what we net out of It.
LET NOTHING BE LOST.
In the miracle which is recorded
In the Gospels, the fact that after the
feast thero were gathered up 12 has
ketfuls, and they were told to do this
that nothing be lost, is a lesson for
us In economy. Even the Creator of
ull things in his wonderful providence
to us expects us to use our blessings
with care against needless waste.
Many peoplo fall in economy be
cause they do not know how to save,
and, of course, there are those who
aro "penny wise and pound foolish."
Food Is not the only nrticle of im
portance In the great make-up of
Energy, good tempor, good looks
and tho joy of living Bhould not be
wasted by trifling things which seem,
but aro not at all Important.
Stinginess is degrading, and waste
is sin; a wise oversight of expendi
ture of self, time nnd money Ib an
honorable and just employment for
The Waste of Food. A stock pot
for soups Is a wonderful saver and
will prove a great help in planning
the day's menu. The water In which
rice or macaroni and any bits of left
over meat and bones can be cooked
togothor until a jelly Is formed. Tho
Inch or two of steak, trio half cup of
pens, tho tablespoonful or two of(
string beans, in fact almost any kind
of food may go Into the soup pot with
good results At night strain tho
soup Into a bowl and set on Ice; In
tho morning skim off the fat, which
should bo saved for the various
cooked dishes, and you will then havo
u foundation for various kinds of
Bits or butter left on tho plates or
from tho butt or balls which look
The Lord's Day Obsorvanco leaguo
Is actively pushing Its campaign to
make Sunday a day of rost In England.
Recently adopted resolutions of tho
leaguo call on the London county
council to do Its utmost to check tho
Sunday amusements that entail work
by thousands of persons.
He Is ii very courteous man,
I freely mnke nvowal:
He offered ma the oflly clean
Hoot on the roller towel,
messy can bo saved for tho various,
needs In cooking.
Scraps of pastry, If kept on Ice,,
may bo rolled out, cut In squares,
sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar,
and baked, and will mako a nice llttloj
cake to serve with a ' light dessert.)
Or If cut very small without putting
on any sugar or cinnamon, and when,
baked brown may bo used as croutons
Take stalo bread and cut Into small
squares or fancy shapes, and put Into
a Jar to keep from the air. When
croutons aro wanted for soup, dip
them In melted butter and brown In
tho oven. They thus mako most at
Who l tlic wlieflt man. He who uaja
tin rlRht thliiK t the rlsht time? No,
Indeed but ho who leues unsaid tho
wronj? things at the tempting moment.
For cheap meals for a week, one
finds it necessary to plan and work
out a schcdtilo for each day. On Mon-
flnv f-nr n litrr-p. ninntv slmnlr which
vin cos anywhero from 10 to 25
cents, depending on tho town and tho
butcher. Cook this until tender, also
cook a few potatoes, carrots, turnips
nnd rice. Remove tho moat from tho,
bones, and either brown it in butter
or -slice and lay on tho platter with
the vegetables around it. Have the
carrots and turnips cut in dice. Serve
rice as a dessert, with a hard sauce
or sugar and cream.
On Tuesday, make a vegetable soup,
using tho Btock from the meat of the
day beforo and the vegetables put,
through a sieve. The rice that Is left
over may bo served as an escalloped
dish with cheese, andi white sauce.
For Wednesday, a few pork chops
baked, with sliced potatoes, makes a
most appetizing dish and ono which
Is easy to prepare.
On Thursday, make a hash of the
left-over meat of the first of the week,
and bako It with mashed potatoes over
tho top of tho loaf. Slice and servo
as a loaf. Have escalloped corn for a,
On Friday, have fl'sh boiled and
served with a lemon sauce. Baked po
tatoes and a steamed pudding with
On Saturday, which is biking day
in most homes, a nice dish may be
prepared with little watching, Is a
mutton stew with peas. Lamb will
be nicer and more tender, but It Is
not always to be had. Cook slowly
until nearly ready to serve, then add
a can of green peas and serve around
the stew on the platten A few car
rots may bo added an hour before tak
ing off, to give them plenty of time
to cook. They will add to the flavor
as well as to the appearance of the
dish. With this meat dish a light,
dessert 1b all that Is necessary.
Cheerfulness Is the daughter of em-1
plojment. I have known men to como
home from a funeral lit great spirits,
JuHt because they had the management
of It. Home.
LEAKAGES IN HOUSEKEEPING.
It should be a matter of, pride with
overy young woman starting a home
that she will know how to spend
wisely the money given tp tyer for the
household expenses. It is as neces
sary that tho housewife know how
to spend as it is that the head of tho
house know how to earn It.
Economy and wise planning stand'
at the head of first aids to the begin
ner. Poverty Is no disgrace, and if
poor, all the more need of brahiB to
mix with all the household processes.
Tho woman who need not think of
expense Is deprived of tho keen en
joyment which cornea to every woman
in making a little go a good ways.
It calls forth all pf her ability and
originates now Ideas, and also do-i
velops character and Individuality. '
Small quantities and no waste is a
good rulo to remember, oxcopt for thei
staples, which aro cheaper bought In
larger quantities and have good keep
Marketing economically does not,
necessarily mean always the cheap
est food. Wo may bo "penny wlso
nnd pound foolish." Economy means,
not nlways spending little, but getting
full value for the expenditure, whether.
It Is time, money or energ
Ono of tho biggest leaks in most,
homes, is that of doing too many
of tho unnecessary things and leaving
out the really vital things of life.
It will bo of much more moment to
the house mother that her daughters
find her u chum and companion than,
that sho always havo tho kitchen
lloor clean enough to eat from do
sirablo as that may be.
Not Too Far Forward.
"Are you a political leader"'"
"No," replied Senator Sorghum "A
political leader has to be away up in
front where n can't see all that Is,
going on. I mako It my buslnoss to
stny whore 1 enn maintain super
vision." Not Too Touah.
"Wo will havo beefsteak for tin
piece de resistance tonight."
JTry nnd met some that won't offer
too much resistance, my dear."
Yields To Lydia E. Pink-
Elkhart, Ind.: "I suffered for four
teen years from organic inflammation,.
pain and irregulari
ties. Tho pains W
my sides were in-i
creased by walking;
or standing on my
feet and I had such
awful bearing down
feelings, Was de
pressed in spirits
and becamo thin and
pale with dull.heavy
eyes. I had six doc
tors from whom I rocoived only tempo
rary relief. I decided to givo Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound a fair
trial and also tho Sanativo Wash. I have
now used the remedies for four months
and cannot express my thanks for what
they havo dono for me.
" If theso lines will be of any benefit
you havo my permission to publish
them." Mrs. Sadie Williams, 455
James Street, Elkhart, Indiana.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound,mado from nativorootsandherbs,
contains no narcotic or harmful drugs,
and to-day holds the record of being the
most successful remedy for female ills
wo know of, and5 thousands of voluntary
testimonials on file in tho Pirikham
laboratory at Lynn, Mass., seem to
prove this fact.
If you havo the slightest doubt
that Lytlia E. Pinlclium's Vegeta
ble Compound will liolpyoiMvrito
(confidential) Liyim,lrass., for ad
vice. Your letter will ho opened,
read and answered by a woman
and held in strict confidence.
The Army of
Is Growing Smaller Every Day.
LIVER PILLS are
not only give relief
linns II HP A
them for rSjr jja
Biliontneii. " TS
Indigestion, Sick fieidacbe, Sallow Skin.
SMALL PILL, SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRICE.
Genuine must bear Signature
W. N. U.( OMAHA, NO. 14-1914.
Part of It.
Wife Dearest, I want a Bilk dust
Husband Well, darlliffe, I am out
for tho dust.
A girl should mako the most of her
birthdays. The time will come when
eho won't have any.
If you wish beautiful, clear,
clothes, use Red Cross Hall Blue,
good grocers. Adv.
Moro than a blanket mortgage la
needed to keep a house warm in cold
Putnam Fadeless Dyes do not stain
tho kettle. Adv.
Whoever heard of an actress seek
lng a divorce without publicity?
Woman's &&" 13,
Ootn DutlAM In
1 0 701 now IM
In ! world.
Doulu uom In lilt inn 1111.
Tfcli la tbs rruoa we live ou tho
MmevtJuMtcrW 00,3 Ju.J4.00
nd (4 0 noiwtihaiBllnK Ue
eooriaou wcreami w iae coal oi
ittioer. our tinaaras lav
col been lowered and tbe prloe
to you remalcs tbe auoe.
AAk. Your dealer to ibow vou
be kind of W. L. Douslu sboes be
elllojt tor S3 00. (3 Too, $4 03aod
4.30. You wUl then bo convinced
tbat W.L.DougUu shoes are abeo
lutelT aa food aa other make old at
mgner prices. iu our amertoos
Is tbe price.
YAKK NO 8UB0TITUTC.
Ktt&alaa wttfcoat W. L. reulLt mat
Uap4 ea tfcs beUota, If W. I. buui lu
ooa mr noi lor mi iii your vlcmilj, oratr
dirt ct from fftctorjr. Shot for rrrymtmbtr
I in, ritniir i in pnevt potMf mt.
Writ for UlBtlrtted rtulor bowinr Imiw
la ordr by mill. W. L. BOUQLAS,
lie Spuk ItrMl. trattea, Uui
rnn tAI P W0 acren, part alfalfa land MjU
rUEi OALU, lutlfcasb. MAC'lI.Whltmar., Sob
OIL STORAGE TANKS
5,000 to 12,000 Ballon capacity
WILSON STKAM HOILF.K CO.. Omaha I
CURED in a few dayt
without pain or a sun
jical operation. No pay until cured. Writtn
UK. WltAY. aou lieu lllile., Oiii.ha, Neb.
11I.ISS A WEI.LMAN
Live Stock Commission Merchants
881-200 Kiihnngo Ilullilliif, rxjinh Uiiinlm
All atock consigned to ns la sold by members of I ho.
arm. and all employees have been selected and
trained for the work wblcb tbor do. tTrlu-pkowibip
TENTS AND COVERS
SCOTT-RAWITZER NIFQ. CO., OMAHA
Successors to Omaha Tent & Awning Comparrt)
and Scott Tent & Awning Company
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ibui nu hv
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