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THE 8EMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA.
New Absorbent In Surgery.
Ono medical outcomo of tho war is
tha discovery that sphagnum moss and
lino sawdust aro oxcollont substitutoa
for absorbent cotton as dressings for
wounds. Tho moes is the long-flberod
kind commonly found in swampy
placca in this country that florists and
nureerymon uso for protecting tho
roots of plants during shipment It
takes up molsturo better than absorb
ent cotton and does not grow sodden
so quickly. Of course both tho moss
nnd tho sawdust aro storillzcd hoforo
they aro usod for dressings. Youth's
"Ono of tho most pcrsunslvo men I
navo ever mot," remarkod Mr. Jagsby.
"Yes," ropliod his friend.
"I hadn't been with him two min
utes boforo ho persuaded mo to tako
"Why tho cynicism?"
"I was Just thinking that It doesn't
roqulro much coaxing to make a hun
gry wolf pounco on a ptoco of raw
Between Two Fires.
Tho young doctor and his friend,
tho drag clerk, woro sitting at tho
club window, when, a richly dressed
"There goes tho only woman I over
Joved," sighed the young M. D.
"So?" quoried tho othor. "Then why
don't you marry hor?"
"Can't afford it," roplled tho pill dis
tributer, "she's my best patient."
IF YOU OR ANY FRIEND
Suffer irltb IltieumnttBm or Neuritis, acute or
chronic, write for ray FU1CE BOOK on Kbeumn
tlsm Its Cause and Cure. Most wonderful book
ever written. It's absolutely FRKK. Jcsm A.
Cfise.'Dept. O. W., Brockton, Masti. Adr.
Except along tho Caspian coast, Per
sian ngriculturo is dependent almost
entirely on irrigation.
Mrs. Sheldon Spent $1900 for
Treatment Without Bene
fit. Finally Made Well by
LydiaE. Pinkham's Veg
Englewood, 111. "Whilo going
through the Change of Lifo I Buffered
vousness. Hashes of
heat, and I suffered
so much I did not
know .what I was
doing at times. I
spent; $1300 on doc
tors and not ono did
mo any good. Ono
uuy a lauy cauca ac
my house nnd said
she had been as sick
as I was atone time,
and "Lydia E. Pink
Compound made her wclKsoItookitnnd
now I am just 03 well as I over was. I
cannot understand why women don't
see how much pain and suffering they
would escape by taking your medicine.
1 cannot praise it enough for it saved
my lifo and kept mo from tho Insano
Hospital.' Mrs. E. Sheldon, 5C57 S.
Halsted St, Englewood, 111.
Physicians undoubtedly did their best,
battled with this case steadily and could
do no more,but often tho most scientific
treatment is surpassed by the medicinal
properties of tho good old fashioned
roots and herbs contained in Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
If any complication exists it
pays to write tho Lydia E. Pink
liain Medicine Co., Lynn, Muss.,'
for special f rco advice.
Make the Liver
Do its Duty
Nine times in ten when the liver is
right the stomach and bowels are right.
pel a lazy liver
do its duty.
nd Distress After Eating.
SMALL PILL, SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRICE.
Genuine must bear Signature
BI 1 CV WSSES SURELY CREVEHTEB
IB I, 1 1 j Si CutUfl Blaekl.l Pllll. U
2jfaJtjlX prtMd. (nit, rellaUal 5referrJ by
WiiUm itaetomn, kxetiiM tnty
prt,et whir. athar vaoeMet tall.
Writs for booalut and taiUmonlala.
la-SatrpiH. Blieklej HI 111 $1.00
tO-dou pit: Blutlas Pllll 4.(1
ITh any lnlactor. but Cuttar'a bait.
Tha auperiorlty of Cutter product! la dua to ortr II
atari ot ipaclaUilnt In vanliw and larumt aoly,
I ml it an Cuttar'a. It unobtainable, erdar dlracL
Tka Cutttr Laboratory, Birkitiy, Cal., er Caluji. III.
is constantly growing in favor because it
Does Not Stick to the iron
and it will not Injure the finest fabric. For
laundry purposes it has no equal. 16 oz.
package 10c lA more starch for same money.
DEFIANCE STARCH CO., Omaha, Nebraska
. HAIR BALSAM.,
A toilet preparation of merit
Hal pa to eradicate dandruff.
Beau ty to Gray er Fad ad Hair,
aoo and SLOP at Drnnrlita.
Wttion R. Oolemao.
Patent Lawyer, Waahlonbn,
1. O. Adrlea lnd boakl iria
Rateutuonable. Highest reference!. Jieitierrloaa.
flPinTf1 AlfU W. Sweet Cloyer ti. Karma
rr I IX for aale and rent on crop pajmanu.
OLllutfO J. MULUAI.L, Hoo Oltjr, Iowtt
nbrmtlona. I'oiIUto remedr TTr IT" IT
VoMl-KiulUsur Write for our I' r r. f.
bli-Hook of Trutu and Facts To-Daj
ji 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 , 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
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FILLS HENHOUSE NEED t
Clean Trough, Attached to Wall,
for Dry Feeding.
Plan Will Be Liked by Poultryman
Who Feeds Grain and Favors Idea
of Keeping Hopper Before
Fowls at All Times.
Ono of tho greatest needs In a poul
try houso Is a dry, clean trough for
food Ins shell, grit, bran or a dry ra
tion. Hero is tho description of nn
easily made nnd stmplo trough for this
Tho man who has a celled houso
can try my method nnd I'll guaranteo
ho will llko it, says a Michigan cor
rospondont of tho American Agricul
turist. Cut through the coiling bonrd
between tho studding nnd tako out
tho board. Put two small hinges on
it, roplaco and fix n button to hold
it In place. Next cut a slit about two
inches wldo and nenrly to tho stud
ding on both Bides, about a foot nbovo
tho floor. Insert a trough running
back and slanting to tho outside clap
boards. Allow tho front edgo of tho
trough to come a Uttlo above tho open
ing In the wall so tho feed will not
overrun. With a coal scuttle tho
trough may bo easily filled, nnd tho
hens cannot waoto or get on top of
the trough and foul It.
I havo three in my house for grit,
Bholl and bran during the winter.
Where ono feeds grains and thinks it
best to'koop a hopper before the fowls
(til tho timo this plan will bo liked, as
it takes up no room whatever. If ono's
Convenient Feed Trough.
houso is not celled the boxos may be
put on tho outside of the houso with
troughs running through. The tops of
tho boxes should slant so tho rain will
run off. Thcso, of course, will havo to
bo filled from the outside. With this
plan tho feed drops down as fast as
the hens remove it from the troughs.
Feeding troughs and boards can bo
kept much cleaner when they can
havo the benefit of the fresh air and
When badly Boiled, they should bo
scrubbed and scalded. Water vessels
should also bo treated in the samo
We uso carbolic ncld as a disinfec
tant. However, it cannot ho recom
mended for general uso, becauso It Is
All through tho day, tho hen should
scratch for her living, but at night,
sho should go to bed with a full crop.
HELPFUL SCRAPS FOR DAIRY
Don't Hit Cow With Milking Stool Be
cause Her Tall Gets In Your Eye
Get a Tester.
Don't let your pall get too full when
you nro milking a young cow.
Don't crack tho scat of your stool
on tho cow's back if hor tall goes in
Don't strap a heifer if you can help
it. She Is generally restive becauso
tho milking hurts her.
Don't fodder the cows until tho
milking is finished, or you will havo
a lot of dust In the milk.
Get your neighbor to share with you
In owning a Babcock milk tester, and
test tho product of each cow.
Discard tho animals at the end of
tho year which have failed to pay for
SHEEP DEVOUR MANY WEEDS
But Few Kinds of Noxious Plants
That Animals Will Not Eat and
Turn Into Mutton.
As tlmo passes and our soils are
changing, and seed pests multiply,
now reasons aro round why sheep
should bo kept on tho farm wherever
It Is possible. Prof. Thomas Shaw,
an experienced flockman, refers, to
these things when writing:
"Whon weeds aro young and sappy
tho Bhoep are, In a sense, Insatlnhlo
dorourers of the samo. There nro but
fow kinds of weeds that thoy will not
trim down and consume Into good
mutton if thoy havo access to tho
fiamo at a comparatively early Btago
in tho growth of the weeds."
ANNUAL LOSS OF FERTILITY
European Farmei fcves Carefully and
Utilizes Every tound of Manure
The annual loss of fertilizing ma
terials is enormouc in this country
through careless handling of manure.
This loss can bo enslly prevented in
v large measure by proper methods
of handling. While many farmers are
getting tho most from tho manuro
produced on their farms, yet many
:ould well exemplify the European
farmer In this matter, who saves care
fully and utilizes every pound, of ma
saving first alfalfa croi-
Considerable Difficulty Experienced In
Some Localities on Account of
During recent years consldornblo
difficulty has been had in certain lo
calities ot tho Southwost in saving tho
first crop of alfalfa. Often honvy rains
como about tho time tho first cutting
should bo mndu or soon after tho al
falfa Is cut, thus making troublo for
One solution to this difficulty prob
lem Is to havo & silo ready nnd In
caso tho woathor Is not favorable for
curing hay put tho first cutting Into
tho silo. Evon after a heavy rnln al
falfa may bo cnsllod because consldor
nblo moisture is requlrod to pack tho
silage so it will not mold.
Experiments wore mado on alfalfa
sllago In California with good results.
Even alfalfa badly contaminated with
woods was found to bo worth saving
in tho silo. Stock nto such alfalfa
when mado Into sllago when tho
weeds would render it almost worth
less when cured as hay.
Tho alfalfa grower cannot afford to
wait when his crop Is ready to cut.
Regardless ot tho weather, he Is often
forced to cut tho first crop and tako
chances on tha wcathor rather lhau
run the risk of injuring tho second
crop. If ho hnB a silo ready ho has
reduced tho risk in saving tho first or
even tho second crop.
MILK PASTEURIZED AT HOME
To Avoid Danger of Breakage Set Bot
tle or Mason Jar on Inverted Per
forated Pie Pan.
Milk can bo pastourlzed at homo In
bottles or In mason Jars. The bottlo
or mason jar is set on an Inverted per
forated plo pan placod in tho bottom
of kettle or pall. This holds the milk
container away from diroct contact
with tho bottom of, the kettlo and
avoids danger ot breakage. A dairy
thormomotor Is essential to success.
Tho vessel Is filled with water up to
tho neck of tho bottlo or nearly to tho
top of tho jar or other milk receptacle
and tho water boated to 150 degrees.
The heat Is then discontinued. Cover
tho kettlo with a cloth to retain tho
heat as much as posslblo and let it
stand for half an hour.
At ordinary kitchon temperatures
tho water will not lose more than five
degrees heat in half an hour. At the
end of this time cool tho milk rapidly,
seal tho receptacles If the product la
to bo kept very long and you may feel
reasonably suroof a safo food.
MACHINE TO DESTROY WEEDS
Weeders, Made of Broom Corn, Aro
Attached to Cultivator Frame by
The wocdors shown hero aro two
brooms or brushes mado of broom
corn and attached to the cultivator
framo by colled springs. Theso sweep
tho weeds from each sldo of tho
growing plant and throw them side
wise so that they nro covered by the
Brooms Destroy Weeds.
earth thrown up by tho cultivator
Bhovols. Thus the brooms destroy
weeds which could not bo removed
by the cultivator teeth. Wisconsin
BARREL-SPRAY PUMPS HANDY
Outfit May Be Lined In Several Ways,
to Improve Appearances of Build
ings and Fences.
Uso your spray autflt to Improve
the looks of things around the farm.
A fow barrels of whitewash put on
with a spray pump will work won
ders in the nppcaranco of old build
ings, foncos, otc., which you would
novcr consider painting at all. When
put on with a spray it reaches so
many crevices that It does not wash
off nearly so Boon as when tho work
Is done with a brush, nnd It Is done
so quickly and easily, too. Even old
log buildings look woll when Bprnyed
RID BUILDINGS OF INSECTS
Mixture of Crude Carbolic Acid and
Kerosene Will Effectually Pene
trate Into Cracks.
If you Want to Inako a thorough Job
of ridding tho poultry buildings of llco
and mites, use a mixture of ono part
crudo carbolic acid to ten of kerosene
nnd spray tho whole Inside of build
ings. ThlB mtxturo will penetrato
Into nil tho cracks and kill the In
sects there. After this treatment
whitewnsh should be applied.
FEED GROUND WHEAT TO HOGS
Seven Cents More Per Bushel Made
by Recent Experiments In Com
bination With Tankage.
Ilecent experiments show that seven
cents a bushel moro profit Is possible
by feeding ground wheat Instead of
wholo wheat to hogs, after allowing
I cents n bushel for grinding.
This greater profit was mado by
feeding tankage In comblnntiou with
the wheat when feeding it ground and
MATERIALS FOR A CULVERT
If Good Building Stone Abounds In Lo
cality It Would Be Advisable to
Uso This Substance.
(By PAUL W 8AKC1KNT, Unltt-tl State
Department of Public ItoiUln.)
Avallablo material in tho locality
whoro tho work Ib being carried on
will generally determine tha matorlal
of which culverts will bo constructed.
For example, If wo nro in a country
where good building Btono abounds, it
would generally bo advlsablo to uso
this material for culvorts.
If no stono is handy, but good gravel
may bo secured, plain concroto, or ro
enforced concroto, may bo found to bo
tho most economical material. In
soma localities wo shall havo to resort
to tho uso of pipes. My cxporionco
hns boon that whtlo a good culvert
may bo constructed by tho uso ot vit
rified tllo, its uso In most cases hns
been a failure. This is duo to lack of
proper caro in laying tho plpo.
All culvorts, of whatever, mutorlnl,
Bhould bo carried to a good foundation,
toenorally speaking, I would rocom
mond that tho waterways of stono
culverts bo paved, nnd thnt concroto
culvorts bo built with a concroto lloor,
although this is not always necessary.
In any event tho sldo wnlls Bhould bo
carried to a good, firm foundation, nnd
each end of tho culvert should bo pro
vided with a cut-off wall carried below
tho frost to provont undermining by
Plpo culverts should bo laid on a
good, firm foundation, If tho natural
soil doos not provldo this, a founda
tion should bo oxcavatcd from twelve
to flfteon Inches bolow tho bottom of
the plpo and crushed stono or gravel
should be plated In tho excavation
and tho culvert well bedded on this
foundation. A head wall should bo
provided at each end of tho plpo cul
vert tho samo as for concroto or Btono
culverts, to proventt tho wnter from
getting under tho culvert, or along tho
sldo ot it, and washing it out. Cast
iron water pipe and corrugated metal.
If of good, pure iron, will bo found to
make satisfactory culverts where a
small opening Is necessary.
All culverts should bo laid on a
grndo and, above nil things, thoy
Bhould ho provided with a good out
let to tako tho water away from them.
Sometimes this will nccessltato tho
Concrete Road and Bridge In Conncc
digging of a ditch from two to Blx or
seven hundred, feet long, but tho ditch
must be dug if necessary; tho drain
Is a failure unless wo provldo the
All culverts should, be covorcd with
a cushion of earth (o prevent trulllc
from coming directly on them. In tho
caso of stono or concroto culverts, six
or eight inches untlor tho mnendnm
or gravel surfacing will bo sufficient.
With plpo culverts there should not bo
less than twolvo ot eighteen Inches,
and two feet ot cover under Biirfaclng
material will he more mtlsfiictory.
ROAD BUILDERS ISSUE A MAP
Tentative Routes of 100,000 Miles of
Articulated Highways In United
States Are Shown.
Tho National Highways ussocintUm
that body of enthusiastic lookers Into
tho future, has prepared a map show
lug tho tentative routes dt 100,000
miles of nrUculoted highways which 11
thinks should network tho United
States In nn orderly munnor.
This map Is tho expression ot one
of tho muin Ideas of tho association,
namely, that trunk-lino roads aro tlx
first requisite through routes leading
from Bomowhero to Homowhero, and
thnt tho feeder roads must natural!
follow tho development nnd Improve
ment of those main lines. Tho tlieorj
is llko that on which tho great rnllrond
Bystems of tho country woro built.
Highway Bond Issue.
About half tho counties in . the
United States havo Issued highway
bonds. Tho total amount of highway
bonds issued by the countlcB aggm
gates nbout JHOO.OOOjOOQ, and tho total
ot all highway bonds, Including tho
bonds voted by tho stntes us well as
tho counties, amounted on tho first of
tho present yonr to not far from half
a billion dollars.
Dampness Causes Roup,
Roup often accompanies tho damp
nd dark poultry houso.
ASSOCIATIONS ARE A HABIT
Wo Even Form Clubs Over Question
of Teething Rings Vo.
Our passion for gottlng hp associa
tions Is a bad symptom of Intolloctunl
foobloncss. Every trado and profes
sion among us, overy intorcst nnd
projudlco, ovory aspiration, hypothe
sis or quostton about a question hns
a gang ot club mombora at Its back.
Tho fnshionnblo mothors get up so
cieties to dotormlno what plays their
children shall seo during tho holt
days. I know ot ono woman who was
not ablo to decido whothor sho should
glvo a rubber ring or n coral to hor
toothing child or should loavo him to
naturo and tho thumb. Bho according
ly formed n society. It la callod tho
Ring and Coral association and moots
twico a month. It has rocontly split
Into two organizations through tho fec
cosslon of tho antlrlng nnd cornlltcs.
By means ot thcso two societies any
mothor may today escape tho mental
anguish ot making a decision for hor
Bolf upon this toothing matter. John
J. Chapman, in Atlantic Monthly,
"I henr you had a cyclone out this
way loct week."
"It was nothing to speak of," an
nworod tho KnnsnB man. "Just blow
away n fow hencoops."
"But I hoard that tho county court-
houso at Qalosburg'was blown away."
"Well, sir, wo citizens ot tho enter
prising city ot Gndsvlllo, tho logical
placo In tho country for that court-
houso, always rotor to Gadsvillo's
mnkoshlft affair as a hencoop."
Tho fair maid was toying with tho
now engagement ring.
"Did I understand you to say that
your first wife's nanm was Kntharlno
Bnmo nB mine?" Bho quortod.
"Yes, darllug," roplled tho widower.
'"And," continued tho fair ono, "I
Bupposo you lovod her very dearly?"
"Indeed 1 did," nnsworcd tho party
of tho beroaved part. "That Is why I
am anxious to secure a dupll-Kntu."
Mrs. Knlckor Wo can't keep a
Mrs. Bockor Advertise for a food
Lifo Isn't always a Joko for tho chop
who lives by his wits.
Two lovors can mako a street car
full of people awfully Bcnslck.
Tlie self-developed, inner-flavour of New Post
Toasties bear a unique attraction fox the kiddies
they even like them dry from the package for their
lunches. A box of Toasties provides "eats" that will
delight the children.
New Post Toasties are usually served with cream
and sugar, in which form the flavour is more pro
nounced and the flakes more delicious. These New
Toasties do not "chaff" or crumble in the package
and they don't mush down in cream both common
defects of old-fashioned "corn flakes."
Then, too, notice the tiny bubbles on the flakes,
produced by the quick, intense heat of a new patented
process of making which imparts delightful crispness
and a substantial body to the flakes.
New Post Toasties are a vast improvement over
any old-style "corn flakes." '
For tomorrow's breakfast
New Post Toasties
Sold by Grocers everywhere.
THOUSANDS RECOMMEND THIS
RELIABLE KIDNEY MEDICINE
I wish to state that in the ecven years
that I hsrc lold Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Boot I have never known of a 3lngle cus
tomcr who did not feel tatltftcd with the
results obtained from it use and speak
very favorably rcgnrdlnir Swamp Hoot,
They always come back and aak for it and
that inj itself is a sufficient guarantee of
the value of tho preparation In the trou
bles for which it is intended. It is a splen
did kidney medicine nnd I take happiness
In handling and selling same.
Very truly yom,
O. J. Hcnhart, Prop.
Dec. 24th, 1015. Norman, Neb.
Prove What Swamp-hoot WiU Do For Yoa
Send ten cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co.,
Binghimton. N. Y., for a sample size bot
tle. It will convince anyone. You will
also receive a booklet of valuable infor
mation, telling; about the kidneys and blad
der. When writing, be sure and mention
this paper. Regular fifty-cent and. one
dollar siio battles for sale at all drug
Not Available This Year.
Tho Rov. W. II. Book, pastor ot
tho Tabernacle Christian church ot
Columbus, is telling a story told him
by a schooltoacher In a county not
far from Bartholomew. Tho teach
er and tho township trtiBteo wore
talking ovor plans for tho annual
school commencement. Tho ques
tion ot a Bpenkor for commencement
"Lot's got this hero Rip Van Win
klo to mako tho spooch," suggested
tho township trustee
"Who?" asked tho surprised
"Why, this hero Rip Van Wlnklo,"
tho trusteo replied. "I'vo hoard a
good deal about him and I thought
maybo ho might mako a right smart
Tho teacher had to toll tho trusteo
that Rip waB not.nvntlnblo for com
mencement addresses this year.
A society dehutnuto Is bemoaning
tho loss of n perfectly ollclblo boau.
Sho can't think why. A certain florist
to whom sho turned back $20 worth
of orchids a couplo ot wooks ago on a
refund of $10 might bo nblo to throw
a little light on tho Bubjoct. You seo,
lio thought sho looked llko orchids,
but sho nnd hor mamma know sho
was only carnations. Ho knows it
Do Soto saw tho Mississippi river
first, but ho didn't mako a cent out ot
Kor tho benefit of designers London
hns established a fumlturo museum.
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