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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
The tablet form of this old
reliable remedy makes it possi
ble for you to check any illness
at the very onset. It is a safe
guard against coughs, colds and
other catarrhal conditions, no
matter what symptoms aro
manifest. Catarrh is an Inflamma
tion of the mucous membrane that
lines the breathing apparatus nnd
tho digestive apparatus. PERUNA
relieves catarrh. In tablet form It Is
' Its prompt action makes it in
valuable for men and women ex
posed to sudden changes in the
weather or compelled to bo out In
slush and rain.
It will also be found most satis
factory as a tonic following an at
tack of illness.
CARRY A BOX
wherever you fio. Travelers and others com
pelled to take long drives In the cold and
anyone whose occupation subjects him to
the danger of sudden colds may use It as a
preventive with the assurance that the
tablet; made are from the same formulary
as tho liquid medicine with its U years of
success before the American Public.
He Finn Comst, Ctssu, 'Oil
PUTTING AWAY THE EVIDENCE
Colored Man Ready With Ingenious
Excuse When Caught Making
a Meal of the Ham.
Tho other day a colored porter in
a certain West side store was dis
patched upon an errand which ho was
not In nympathy with, that of toting
a woll-boilcd ham down the street.
The butcher noticed, upon giving tho
colored man tho ham, that tho paper
"Sam." he said to the porter, "bo
careful of that ham, cs the paper la
torn and you might drop It In the
"Aw right, boss," answered Sam,
"I'll be purtlckurly cah'ful tot to drop
Not a long while after tho butcher
found Sam In the basement of the
store, chowljg away on a small ;lece
"What aro you dolr.g there, Sam?"
naked tho butcher.
"Well, boss." answered Sam, "I
dropped tho ham and Ah didn't want
you to know It, bos Ah Jest figured
Ah'd bettah eat it and destroy tho
evidence." Chicago News.
Not What He Meant.
Diner (In swell cafe) I Buppoao
people who dine here carry off quite a
lot of silver?
Walter Yes, sir; we an't cut all
their loose change.
Harrlsburg, Pa., has an official chi
ropodist for Its police force.
KIn Nicholas of Montenegro has a
fortune estimated at $20,000,000.
THE FIRST TASTE
Learned to Drink Coffee When a Boy.
If parontB realized tho fact that cof
feo contains a drug caffeine which
Is especially harmful to children, they
would doubtless hesltato before giving
thom coffeo to drink.
"When I was a child in my mother's
arms and first began to nibble things
nt tho tablo, mother used to glvo mo
sips of coffee. And so I contracted
tho coffeo habit early.
DAISY ASSOCIATIOH CO.
"I continued to use coffeo until I was
27, and when I got into office work I
began to havo nervous spoils. Espe
cially nfter breakfast I was so nerv
ous I could scarcely attend to my cor
respondence. "At night, after having had coffee
for supper, I could hardly sleep, and
on rising In tho morning would feel
weak and nervous.
"A friend persuaded mo to try Pos
turn. "I can now got good aleop, am free
from nervousness and headaches. I
rocommend Pootum to all coffeo drink
ers." Name given by Poatum Co., Battlo
Postum comes in two forms:
Postum Cereal the original form
must bo well boiled, 15c and 2Bc pack
ages. Instant Postum a soluble powder
dissolves quickly In a cup of hot wa
ter, and, with cream and sugar, makeH
a delicious beverago Instantly. 30c and
Both forms aro equally delicious and
cost about tho same per cup.
"Thereto a Reason" for Postum.
sold by Grocers
PROBLEM OF RAISING GEESE
Goslings Should Have Tender Grass to
Eat From Start Mashes Should
Be Dampened Slightly.
ooso dggs may bo hatched under
geeso or hens, putting from four to six
under tho latter and eight to ten under
a gooso. They rcqulro about 30 daya
to hatch. Goslings should havo tendor
grass to eat from the first. Glvo thom
a mash of bran, cornmoal and any
other ground grains that are fed to
chickens. Rolled oats, whole or in
parts, mako best feed for tho first fow
days. All mash should bo dampened
Bo sure to not allow any lumps of
aalt to got In. Glvo tho goslings plenty
of oxerclso and room on account of leg
weakness. When two months old give
them whole grain. Thoso intended
for tablo uso should bo confined in re
stricted quarters for about two weeks
beforo killing and all tho cornmoal or
corn moistened they can eat.
TREATING ROUP AMONG HENS
Where Fowls Aro Badly Affected Ax
Is Best Means of Procedure Iso
late Valuable Birds.
If fowls aro badly affocted with
roup tho uso of tho ax is tho best
means of procedure. Roup Is con
tagious and must bo eliminated from
tho ilock at all costs.
If soma of the fowls aro especially
valuable, they may bo Isolated from
tho rest of tho flock and tholr heads
dipped in a solution of potassium per
manganate, made by adding a quarter
toaspoonful of tho commercial mix
turo to two quarts of hot water. Tho
operation is repeated threo timea
Aa a preventive enough potassium
permanganato is added to the. drink
lug water of the frock to turn it cherry
VALUE OF POULTRY MANURE
Worth Is Placed at Not Less Than $5
and Op to $8 Per Ton by Some of
If tho average farmer roalizod tho
great value placed on poultry manuro
by somo of tho largest experimental
stations in tho United States, 'he
would bo more careful in tho gather
ing, storing and proper distribution
of samo over his land.
It is claimed that avorago poultry
manure consists as follows: Water,
GC per cent; nitrogen, 2 to 8 per cant;
phosphoric acid, 2 to 5 per cent; pot
ash, 8 to 10 per cent. This analysis
would placo tho value of every ton
of poultry manure at not less than $5
and up to $8.
PREVENTION OF FROST-BITE
Difficult Matter to Keep Long Wattles
of Mn.cs From Getting Wet
Treat With Vaseline.
Even in wcll-ventllatcd, comfortablo
houses, it Is difficult to keep tho long
wattles of tho males frpm getting wet
and freezing. A good preventive is to
keop tho comb and wattles greased
wl th vaseline.
If tho mischief Is already dono, do
not take tho bird to a warm room
until tho frost Is out. Apply cold wa
ter, or snow, handling very gontly,
and when tho parts aro of normal
Blzo, apply mutton tollaw, or comphor
Big Returns From Capons.
Tho capon Is gladdening the palato
and pockctbook of tho chicken raiser
who had foresight enough to caponlzo
instead of letting tho matter go.
Estimate Cost of Keep.
In estimating tho cost of keeping
poultry It Is best to allow ono bushel
of grain a year for each luying hou.
Dust Bath and Powder.
Keop tho hens supplied with a dust
bath, and a llttlo Insect powder mixed
with tho dust will havo Its good effect.
Have Charcoal Handy.
A box of charcoal should bo kept
whero tho chickens can got at it.
Quarrelsome Cocks a Nuisance.
Quarrelsome cocks aro a nuisance
on tho farm cr In tho poultry yard.
FOR WAR REVENUE
So Wisely Distributed That Tax
ation Will Affect Farmers to
a Degree Practically
So many rumors havo boon circu
lated regarding war taxation in
Canada that tho statement mado by
Sir Thomas Whlto, Canadian Minister
of Finance, of tho Government's plans
for ralBlng war rovenuo should bo giv
en tho widest circulation. Sir Thomas
made it clear that tho rovenuo will bo
raised by taxing tho profits of Incor
porated companies whenover thoso
profits exceed seven per cent, and tho
profits of unincorporated firms or part
nerships when tho profits exceed ton
per cent. On all such excess profits
these companies or firms will havo to
contribute one-quarter to tho Govern
ment. Transportation companies,
banks, mining, milling, and other com
panics will bo subject to this taxntlon,
but life Insurance companies, and com.
vpanles with less than fifty thousand
dollars capitalization, and companies,
firms, or Individuals engaged in agri
culture or stock raising, are exempt,
and pay no part of this taxation. Tho
only other additional taxation pro
posed Is an Increaso of fifty cents a
barrel In tho customs duty on apples,
and ono-half cent a gallon In customs
duty on certain klndH of oils.
It will bo noticed that this taxation
is being applied In such a way that t
does not affect farmera in tho slight
est degree, except, perhaps, through a
small Increaso In cost of apples and
oil. Tho war revenue Is to bo paid out
or tho profits of tho big firms and com
panies with capital of over fifty thou
sand dollars, and even theso are al
lowed soven per cent In somo cases,
ant" ten per cent In others of clear
profits beforo they havo to pay any
part of this taxation. It will bo seen
that tho whole policy is to placo tho
war oxpendlturo taxation on thoso who
havo been making big profits and aro
ablo to pay It, and to encourago farm
ing and stockraislng by exempting
farmers and stock-raisers from the tax
ation. This ought to set at rest every
rumor that the farmer or the farmer's
land Is being taxed to pay the cost of
the war. Advertisement.
Evidence of Veracity.
"Gcorgo Washington was a very
"Yes," replied Miss Cayenno; "and
that fact may bo what prevented him
from personally authenticating that
hatchet and cherry-tree story."
RECIPE FOR GRAY HAIR.
To halt pint of water add I oz. Bay Rum, a
imall box of Barbo Compound, and M oz. of
glycerine. Apply to tho hair twice a wrck
until It becomes tho doslred shade. Any drug
gist can put this up or you can mix It at
homo at very llttlo cost. It will gradually
darken strcmlied, fnded gray lialr. and re
moves dandruff. H Is excellent for falling
hair and will make harsh hair soft and glossy.
It will not color the scalp, Is not sticky or
greasy, and docs not rub off. Adv-
Wrong Way Around.
Things aro not always what they
seem nor so old, either.
"Is this a genuine antlquo?" asked
the customer suspiciously.
"Certainly," replied the dealer, In
an offended voice. "It Is more than
six hundred years old."
"That's remarkable," commented
the customer, dryly. "It Is dated
Vut the antlquo dealer was not to
bo caught napping.
"Let rno see," he said. "Why, bo It
Is! That's the fault of my assistant.
He's put the figure? on wrongly. It
ought to bo 1219." Pittsburgh
"California Syrup of Figs" can't
harm tender stomach,
liver and bowels.
Every mother realizes, after giving
her children "California Syrup of
Figs" that this is their ideal laxative,
because thoy lovo its pleasant taste
and.it thoroughly cleanses the tendor
llttlo stomach, liver and bowels with
When cross, irritable, foveriBh, or
breath Is had, stomach Rour, look at
tho tongue mothor! If coated, give a
toaspoonful of this harmless "fruit
laxatlvo," and in a fow hours all tho
foul, constipated waste, sour blto nnd
undigested food passes out of tho bow
els, nnd you have a well, playful child
again. When its little system is full
of cold, throat Roro, has stomach-ache,
diarrhoea, Indigestion, colic remem
ber, a good "lnsldo cleaning" should
alwnys ho the first treatment given.
Millions of mothers keep "California
Syrup of Figs" handy; thoy know a
toaspoonful today saves a sick child
tomorrow. Ask at tho store for a 60
cent bottle of "California Syrup of
Figs," which has directions for babicB,
children of all ages and grown-ups
printed on tho bottlo. Adv.
Dnly the Directors Com t,
Hesa It huoma atrango to me.
Joggs What oca?
jlggs That the bookkeeper of a
r i s niva 's figuring but doesn't
FOR SICK CHILD
COVER CROPS FOR ORCHARDS
Means Provided for Preventing Win
ter Soil Erosion, and to Hold
Moisture In Spring.
(Tly C. W. RAIT, nppnrtmcnt of Horti
culture, Oklnliomu Acrloultural Col
lose.) Any orchnrdlst who neglects cov
er crops Is missing a good oppor
tunity for Improving his orchard. In
fact, wo might nlmost sny that tho
covor crop is nn essential. Its uso of
fers n means of preventing winter soil
erosion, adding humus and retarding
fall growth of trees.
Cover crops aro especially impor
tant in hlllsldo orchards. If tho soil
In these orchards is loft baro tho heavy
fall, winter and spring rains will wash
off tho top soil and rcduco tho land
to n rough Infortilo condition. Covor
crops will largely prevent this erosion
and will also causo largo amounts of
water to bo held In the soil during tho
winter and spring.
Oklahoma soils aro generally defi
cient In humuB and nitrogen. Tho
Bummer cultivation which Is recom
mended for orchards In this stato pre
vents tho growing of summer crops.
Covor crops are, howovor, beneficial
to tho orchard, and when plowed up
In tho spring aid greatly In improving
Wet falls are especially trying to
orchards. Tho wet weather causes
tho trees to tako on now growth
which is easily winter-killed. Cover
crops will aid greatly In proventing
this growth. Thoy utillzo tho surplus
moisture and tho result Is that lato
growth Is largely prevented.
Wheat, barley and tyo aro especial
ly adapted to Oklahoma conditions
Theso crops should bo planted as soon
as possible In order to got well oq
tabllshcd beforo cold weather. This
early planting 1b especially Important
in caso of wet weather conditions.
BID THE THRUSHES WELCOME
These Blrd3 Do Farmer Little Harm
and Much Good Hard to Over
estimate Their Value.
That tho group of blrdB in which
are included robins nnd bluobirds do
a great deal of good and' very llttlo
harm to agriculturo, Is tho conclusion
reached by Investigators who havo
carefully studied tho food habits of
tlicso birds. Altogether tnoro aro
within tho limits of tho United States
eloven species of thrushes, flvo of
which aro commonly known as robins
and bluebirds. Tho other six lncludo
tho Townsend solitaire, tho wood, tho
voory, tho gray-chook, tho ollvo-back
and tho hermit thrushes.
Tho robins and bluebirds nest close
to houses, and even tho shyest of tho
other species aro content with tho bo
elusion of nn aero or two of woodland
or Bwamp. For this eason theso aro
among the best known nnd most care
fully protected of native American
birds, and at times their numbers bo
como bo great that it Is feared thoy
will do much harm to crops and fruit.
Recent investigations, however, ehow
that thero is very llttlo ground for this
fear. On the othor hand, they destroy
such a vast numhor of Insects each
year that It is prohahlo that without
them many cropa would suffer BorlotiE
Tho bluebird has not boon accused
as far as known, of stealing fruit or of
preying upon crops. An examination
of 88D stomachs showed that C8 per
cent of the food consists of insects and
tholr allies, whllo tho other 32 per
cent is mado up of various vegotahlo
substances, found mostly In stomachs
taken In Winter. Beetles constltuto 21
per cent of tho whole food, grasshop
pers 22, catorplllars 10, and various
other insects 9, whllo a number of
Bpldors and inyrlapodB, nbout six por
cent, comprlso tho remainder of the
animal diet. All these aro moro or
less harmful, except a fow predacious
beetles, which nmount to 9 por cont
In view of tho lurgo consumption ot
grasBhoppcrB and caterpillars wo may
at least condono this offense, if such it
may bo called.
In putting tho treo protectors
around tho treo. It Ib not ndvlsahlo to
wrap them tightly around It; ft is hot
tor for tho treo to havo an air spaco
botweon tho protector and tho bark.
If tho troublo Is mainly duo to rabbits,
tho treo protector would undoubtedly
ho hotter than the mounding method,
tho lattor being more efficient in tho
control of mice.
Thinning Fruit. .
Thin tho fruit if It needs it. Thin
iilng Is better than props under limbs
better for your purse and for tho
DRINK HOT WATER
Says you" really feel clean, sweet
and fresh inside, and
are seldom ill.
If you aro accustomed to wake up
with n coated tonguo, foul broath or
a dull, dizzy hcadacho; or, if your
meals sour and turn into gns nnd
acids, you havo a real surprise await
Tomorrow morning, immodlatoly up
on arising, drink a glass of hot water
with a tcaspoeuful of limestone phos-
phato in it. This is intended to first
noutrallzo and then wash out of your
Btomach, livor, kldnoyB and thirty foot
of Intestines all tho indlgostlblo wasto,
poisons, sour bilo aud toxins, thus
cleansing, sweetening nnd purifying
tho cntlro nlimontary canal.
Thoso Bubjoct to sick hcadachos,
baclcacho, bilious attacks, constipation
or any form of stomach trouble, aro
urged to got n quarter-pound of lime-
Btono phosphate from your druggist or
at tho storo and begin enjoying this
morning lnsldo-bath. It is Bald that
men and women who try this bocomo
enthusiastic and keop It up dally. It
Is a splendid health moasuro for it is
moro Important to keop clean and puro
on tho lnsldo than on tho outstdo, bo
causo tho skin pores do not absorb im-
ypurltlos into tho blood, causing dis
ease whllo tho bowol poros do.
Tho principle of bathing lnsldo Is
not now, as millions of pooplo practlco
It. Just as hot water and sonp elennso,
purify and frcshon tho skin, so hot
water und u toaspoonful of llmostono
phosphnio act on tho stomach, liver,
kldnoys nnd bowels. Llmcstouo phos-
phnto is nn inexpensive whlto powder
and almost tasteless. Adv.
Fat coachmen aro considered n great
prize in Russia.
Prince Joachim, youngcat son of tho
Gorman emperor, Is a spendthrift
A permit Is required by perBoiiB do-
BlrlnR to rcsldo In Switzerland.
KEEP A RECORD
of what you write
Business men recognize
the importance of keeping
carbon copies or every let
ter, contract and transac
tion. It is a protection
nrminsr rJicsVinnPsHr prrnrs
and forgetfulness. One of
the reasons why farmers
snouia use typewriters is
that it enables them to
keep on file complete reo
t r i
ords or correspondence,
crop reports ancl whatever
is necessary to put farming
on a business basis.
out this coupon and mail
L. C. SMITH & BROS.
1810 Farnam St.,
I Plrane ncut me Information
( ) Htful free patalag
Hon rnu I ert n Five lory Itebullt I I
O. Biultb JtUros. luuchlue? i
trading In mj
Joseph Bliss & Son Co.
Live Stock Commission
Satisfactory sales. Prompt
returns. SOUTH OMAHA.
DIRECT Save all Aoenls
Commission and Losses
Send for tags and our special
offer for new customers.
YATERL00 CREAMERY CO.
Rooma from 11.00 up single, 75 centu up double.
CAST It PRICES REASONABLE
Tltl-riTT HAHHEIt COIXl'CJK
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mation, fill Uwslu at., UaU. w iota B 81., LlMl, Blk,
Ask your Lumberman or wrlUt 114
for trtto ample.
BUNDKKLANU 1IIUKS. CO., OMAHA
RECORD UVK STOCK COMMISSION CO.
M.attiOaak., Sr. A f tr fr 1111
HU-lb. beet timers at (10.10. Oct 1911,
sold fur Jsjr llorrlntiton of Washing
ton, Ni-br., nornad Brass yearlings at
ts.1t. Jul?, 1V14, (old for IluUinaa
ilro., of 'fryon, Nebr., he arlly brand
ed, bonipd, open range stears at W DO.
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Gum, Ammunition, Sportsmen'
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M AC H & MACH
3rd floor Paton Block
16th & Farnam Stt. .Omaha
Il,t Mulpptd DtnUl Offleta
la Otnthfc. Ktuoaibl pile.
Npll dltoount to all ppl.
living euUlda of On aba.
GET MORE MONEY FOR YOUR
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OMAHA - CHICAGO SIOUX CITY
MID WEST ELECTRIC CO.
1207 Harney, Omaha, Neb.; 709 Cherry St., Da Molccj, lowj
Distributors lor tho Middle West. Oeneral Electrio
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Oil Engines, Ball Steam Enclncs, American
Telephones. SEND US YOUlt INQUIRIES.
IVC A FT FT OMtBINO THI
$300 Hosdo Cabinet Grand Piano at $187
to Introduce this piano In jonr aeo
tlon and will accept Ibis coupon
lit Wio ax rlrat payment. Wrltofor
catalog; and future payments. Hrerr
Instrument fluarnnteed 10 yean.
A. IIOSl'K CO.
llls-ltll au 04ka, Safe.
Successfully troated with Borum, It Is tbn only
positive treatment kuuitii wmcu win aruuicui
he tissue destruylnR iterms from ttm system.
A snccnssfnl treatment nuaranteed. Call or nrlt
for full particulars.
Dr. W. W. Bowser, 314 Boo Bldg., Omaha, Nebr.
Electrical Engineers and
Electric Starter Specialists
STRAHLE & ANDERSON, Inc.
2057 Farnam St. Omaha. Neb.
DELGO EXIDE SERVICE STATION
Your Omttarlia and Stxrfora will
naod our attention
632 So. 16 St., OmBha, Neb.
New , absolutely fireproof
Room with nrivate halh - SI. 50
Rooma with private toilet - . 1.00
Fred A. Castle, Proprietor
liyers bros. & Go.
SATISFACTORY SERVICE 'V
LIVE STOCK COMMISSION FIRM
Better Trr Them With Your Next Business
CITY OA8 IN THE COUNTRY
AND IRf.NINQ PROnLKM IN TOWN AND
COUNTRY HOMES 13 SOLVED BY I1LAUQA3
Illnmtailstliocrcafaof cltrenitcondcnvMl and bot
tlml fur country uso. In boUltnKiiU poisonous and
opon u valrn, nil the tank ninl uso a. city teas Costs
no ir.oru. ir your loom tinnier amis not nanai.
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No corn too soft or tough for them
to shell. Capacities From
50 to 500 bushels per hour.
Gasoline Power Required From
3 to 15 H. P,
WATTS MFG. COMPANY
2427 Farnam St., Omaha, Nebr.
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