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THE SEMLWEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
CARE NEEDED IN OPERATION OF PRUNING
An eminent physician
lays down these simple rules for better
Correct Pruning Results In Fine Trees
t (By W. M. KELLY.)
Pruning applo trees may be done
any time from late fall .until spring.
Care should be exercised In pruning
to give the trees an open head.
This does not Imply that all small
side limbs should bo removed, leav
ing a lot of whlpstocks, but that such
of the largest limbs that are parallel
and close together, or those that cross,
should be cut out. Half of the diffi
culty of pruning i3 avoided if ono de
cides to allow tho tree to tako Its nat
ural turn rather than to shape It to
some particular model.
Too many fruit growers think that
pruning a tree shortens its life. There
Is little reason for such a belief other
than tho general statement that It is
At Left, Openings in the Bark Through Which Insects Escape At Right,
Burrows as They Appear When the Bark Is Removed.
(By VT. O'KAIE.)
Tho first evidence that usually
comes to tho orchardist indicating the
presence of tho shot-hole borer In his
trees is tho dying back of limbs; or
tho weakening or death of wholo trqes.
As tho tree is examined, it is found
that tho bark is peppered with tiny,
round holes, each ono not more than
tho twentieth of an inch in diameter.
It Is from this characteristic sign that
tho pest gets its name.
Sometimes the numerous tiny holes
are Been in tho bark of apparently
healthy trees, and in such cases there
may bo littlo drops of gum at each
hole. This is especially truo where
peach, plum or cherry are attacked,
because of the propensity of these
trees to bleed when injured. But if,
as is often tho case, tho tree is weak
ened or dying when examined, there
will be no gum and each hole will bo
Each of tho littlo round holes rep
resents tho point at which an adult
beetle cut its way out from the sap
wood, where it has been going through
part of its life cyclo aB a Bmall grub.
By removing a piece of tho poppered
bark tho characteristic burrows of tho
grubs will bo revealed. It will bo
found then that there is a short main
MUCH ADVANTAGE IN
FEEDING OF ROOTS
they Push Ewes Easily and Nat
urally to Strong and Healthy
Tho uso of roots Is productive of
great good to tho ewe flock. They are
Bucculcnt and start a natural milk
flow, -whereas grain naturally goes
moro to producing flesh and fat.
There is no danger of tho owes con
Burning tco many roots. They push
her easily and naturally to a strong
flow of milk tliat has very healthy
Ewes highly fed on grain often give
milk that Is injurious to their lambs.
Of thlB thero lo no danger when roots
are substituted in largo part for tho
Tho Bhepherd who can readily grow
roots has a distinct advantago over
tho ono who relies upon dry hay and
gram for wintering nis owo hock, aion
of tho best developed sheep, tho ofies
seen at our fall shows, comojrrom
Like ThlG Baldwin Apple In Bloom.
unnatural to prune a tree. However,
nature prunes more heavily than men
at all seasons and In the rudest man
ner. By this it should not be understood
that caro Is not necessary in tho me
chanical operation of pruning. It is
important that large limbs be removed
with great care rind the woundB paint
ed to prevent tho entrance of fungi
which will induce decay.
Avoid nil crotches that will have a
tendency to spilt down or break when
the trees become ldaded with heavy
fruits, or sleet and ice. If bad
crotches cannot bo avoided they
should bo strengthened with iron bolts
to prevent them from breaking and
ruining the tree.
channel usually an inch or so long,
and running moro or less in tho same
dlrcqtion as tho grain of tho wood,
From each side of this a number ol
small channels lead off at right angles,
gradually enlarging and diverging, and
finally wandering about, to end sud
denly In a round cell.
Tho beetles begin cutting their way
out fairly early in the spring and soon
afterward the females arc at work
making tho brood chambers and lay
ing eggs. In tho South thero may be
four generations in tho course of the
summer; In tho North, probably only
throe. Tho last generation remainB
within tho burrows until tho following
This makes clear the principal
means for fighting these pests to
watch sharply for evidences of their
work, and at once cut out and burn
tho limbs or branches attacked. If
an entire tree Is Infested and dying, it
should at onco como out and bo
burned. Too much emphasis cannot
bo placed on tho burning of such trees
and limbs. If a limb or branch is cut
down and is left lying on tho ground!
tho damage may readily bo Increased.
Burn every part of a tree infested with
tho shot-holo borer and keep tho
orchard clear of rubbish.
OF THE DAIRY COW
Breed Is Simply Care, Food and
Environment Coax Young
Calf to Drink.
Tho feeding of tho mother who
must nourish and build up the frame
and glvo constitutional vigor to tho
young calf, Is tho truo foundation of
a dairy cow, yot tho average dairy
man feeds his - pregnant cows tho
rofUBO of tho farm.
Naturo's rigid statutes havo proved
that breed Is simply caro, food and en
vironment, followed through succes
bIvo generations, aided by careful se
lection, until on Improved typo is
Coaxing a calf to drink is easier
than pushing Its head into a pail and
holding it thero. When wo wet tho
finger. and coax Ub head Into tho pall,
jfwlll soon drink of Its own accord.
Moro milk to tho aero and not more
milk to the cow should bo tho aim of
tho successful dairy farmer.
A crosB-brcd cow is a mistake.
"Havo you over thought seriously of
"Indeed I have; ever since tho core
OF WHEAT TIED UP
There Will Still, However, Be a
Heavy Deficit of the World's
A grain expert who has been watch
ing tho grain markets and tho world's
grain fields for a number of years,
"Thero Is at tho present time about
two billion bushels of wheat, the pro
duction of tho countries at war, tied
up. This is about one-half the world's
total production of wheat, which is
four billion bushels. Ono writer ar
gues that, granting that tho warring
nations produce a one-half crop in
tho coming year, a deficit of ono bil
lion bushels will still bo shown. Tho
threo countries upon which tho filling
of this deficit of ono billion bushels
will rest aro tho United States, Can
ada, and Argentina. Tho combined
output of these threo countries Is only
1,249,000,000, their oxportablo surplus
would of course be much less, so it
can easily bo seen that tho question
is not ono to bo easily solved and it
behooves all tho nbovo countries to
Increase their respective productions
as much as they posBibly can, for
when tho war is over and trade begins
to re-establish itself and tho nations
undergo a process of rehabilitation,
tho demand for all breadstuffs will bo
"During tho threo years following
tho declaration of peaco tho farmers
of all neutral wheat-producing coun
tries will havo amplo opportunity to
market their wheat at good prlceB,
and it may safely bo assumed that tho
demand will bo heavy. Canada has
an unusual opportunity In that sho
has tho natural environment for wheat
production; sho is under tho protec
tion of tho British flag, and sho will
not bo molested upon tho water to
any great extent; sho can incrcaso
her acreago and greatly enhance her
production. In other words, sho can
becorao a far greater wheat-producing
country than sho is at tho present
If tho summing-up as made by this ox
pert be correct, is thero not tho very
best reason for tho continued effort
that is being mado by the Government
of tho Dominion of Canada to oecure
settlers on tho productlvo vacant
lands of tho country? Not only aro
these lands capable of producing high
class wheat in large quantities, but
cattle, pigs, sheep and horses also do
well. Tho cllmato is admirably suited.
A woman's idea of a plcturo hat la
Ono that reminds a man of a chromo.
1. Drink lots of water. 2. Eat slowly. 3. Chew your
food well. 4. Have plenty of chewing gum on hand. Use
it shortly after meals and chew until the "full" feeling
Be sure of the Perfect Gum in the Perfect Packagemade
clean, kept clean, sealed against all impurities:
The Wrigley Spearmen want to
help you remember these bene
ficial, long-lasting aids to teetxi,
breath, appetite and digestion.
So they have done all the old
You seem very much Interested In
those thumb-print records," comment
ed (ho man nt pollco headquarters.
"Yes," answered tho visitor. "I
can't help feeling tho greatest curi
osity about how ono of those things
would sound if you put it on a phono
graph and played it."
ONLY A FEW PIMPLES
But Many More May Come If You
Neglect Them. Try Cutlcura Free.
Cutlcira Soap and Ointment aro
most effective in clearing tho skin of
pimples, blackheads, redness, rough
ness, itching and Irritation as well as
freeing tho scalp of dandruff, dryness
and Itching, besides satisfying ovory
want of tho toilet and nursery,
Samplo each freo by mall with Book.
Address postcard, Cutlcura, Dept. Y,
Boston. Sold everywhere. Adv.
"Tho politicians aro looking In tho
campaign barrel and licking their
"That's because they're pork chops."
WIFE MADE HAPPY
Wife of Former County Attorney
Flnde Quick Relief at First Dose
Thousands Are Restored.
David G. Hlnes, former county at
torney of Dundy County, Neb., and
now an attorney of prominence in Hen
kolman, is ono of tho many who havo
discovered tho astonishing merits of
Mayr's Wonderful Itemcdy.
Mrs. Hines had long been a suf
ferer from stomach troubles and re
lated ailments. Sho tried Mayr'a Won
derful Remedy. Then camo tho fol
lowing letter from Mr. Hlnes:
"I havo received tho modlclno you
shipped me a few days ago, and my
wifo has received so much benefit,
from it that wo havo decided to or
der four moro treatments of Mayr's
"Tho result of tho treatment so far
ia Blmply wonderful."
Mayr's Wonderful Remedy gives per
manent results for stomach, liver and
Intestinal ailments. Eat as much and
whatever you like. No moro distress
after eating, pressure of gas in the
stomach and around the heart. Get one
bottle of your druggist now and try it
on an absolute guarantee it not satis
factory money will bo returned. Adv.
Battlefield trenches are now dug aB
quickly as desired by tho uso of ex
plosives. Nightly coughing and torturing throat
tickle quickly relieved by Dean's Mentho
lated Cough Drops Bo at all Druggists.
Women aro supposed to be vain, but
no man Is as handsome as he thinks
Every woman's pride, beautiful, clear
white clothes. Use Red Cross Ball Blue.
All grocers. Adv.
Ambition is all right if a man baa
energy to back it up.
Mother Goose " stunts " to the
' tune " of the new Wrigley
jingles. Their book is 28-pages
in four colors. It's free. Send
for your copy today,
Argument on Suffrage.
Two women wero having a ladylike
argument on suffrago In a New York
street car. "I'm not so old-fashioned
as to Insist that our only placo Is in
tho homo, but' said tho blonde
"Well?" asked tho brunette, with bat
tlo In her dark eyes. "Couldn't wo
savo all this troublo and fuss by Just
leaving things as they aro? Why can't
wo go on letting tho men reprcsont us?
They do tho very best they can, and
overyono I know hnB a man some
where or other In tho family." Tho
brunette's volco was calm, but firm.
"Jack is a Republican and I am a
Democrat. How can ho represent mo
when ho can cast only ono voto?" sho
Inquired sternly. For a few minutes
tho littlo blonde sat very silent. Then
sho spoke. "Why, I novor thought of
that before. If you havo a mlsrcpre
sentntlvo man in tho family, 1 suppose
you do need tho vote." Her volco sank
In a whisper. "But please don't Bay I
"That man never Beeras to stay
long at any ono placo. What is ho do
"Ho is helping to tako a census of
"Oh, that accounts for his being con
stantly on tho wing."
The statistician is tho most success
ful of liars, as no one ever stops to fig
uro up his statements.
But tho man who says nothing sol'
dom has tho wood-sawing habit.
pulsory in Canada but there is a great demand for farm labor to replace the many
young men who have volunteered for service. The climate is healthful ana
agreeable, railway facilities excellent, good schools and churches convenient.
Write for literature and particulars aa to reduced railway rates to Superintendent
Immigration, Ottawa, Canada, or to
W.V. Dennelf, 220171b St., Rosa
4, Dee Dulldiag, Omaha, Nebr.
Canadian Government Astat
DR. BRADBURY, Dentist
It will pay you to como to me (or your Dental work. 26 long years
of experience in one spot. Painless guaranteed fillings, crowna an4
bridges. Plates that wear and fit. Diseased gums successfully
treated. Fillings from $1 up. Railroad fare for 50 miles allowed.
Send (or Free Booklet. ' 921-22 WflQdman tf Wttld. Owafeft
"How about that bomb sensation?"
"Oh. that's an exploded story."
If your roofing: is not guaran
teed by a responsible company
you run tho risk of finding
out its defects after it is on
the roof. It cost no mora to get a
written guarantee with the bo it re
sponsibility behind It.
Buy materials that last
onr lendlnc product In cuarnnteed S years
for 1-ply, 10 years for 2-ply unci IS years for
3-ply. We also make lower priced roofinir,
slate surfaced shingles, building; papers, wall
boards, out-door paints, plastic cement, etc
Asle your dealer for products made by us.
They are reasonable in price and we stand
General Roofing Manufacturing Co.
World' larof't maniifaelurm of Roofing
and llulldlng raper
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St. Lot U CiaehuiiU KinsuClty MIssmmBi
SuiFtmcJic StiltU tnJoo HimWi Srawr
ItigtOD.D.U llookulree. IlUn
cet retercQOOa. Itaat rmulta.
In the Wheat Belt ar1v'S
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W. N. U., OMAHA, NO. 14-1915.
lfl XX?W ' ' i. Ifal IWIIIl Mil!
Canada is allmc&u
ia her RickWheat Lands
-She extends to Americans a hearty in
vitation to settle on her FREE Home
stead land 8 of 160 acres each or secure
some of the low priced lands in Mani
toba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
This year wheat Is higher but Canadian land Just
as cheap, so the opportunity is more attractive than
ever. Canada wants you to help to feed the world
by tilling soma of her soil land, similar to that
which durintr manv vears has avcraced 20 to 45
of wheat to tho acre. Think what you
yrjUcan make with wheat around $1 a busnei ana
' land bo easv to Get Wonderful vields also of
Oats, Barley and Flax. Mixed farmlne
is fully as profitablo an industry as grain
The Government tnia year is asiunjz
' " . . .a nil f I n fM-rtlCOfl firVAafY4k faff
irrain. Military service is not com
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