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THE 8EMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
Intense Heat Makes Life Miserable at Capital
WASHINGTON. Washington sweats. That 1b the abiding impression one
carries iiwuj. Under the enojnious nnd stupefying pressure of war the
nation's nerve center is speeding up. Moist nnd hot, the close, heavy sky
nnd heavily, forging history. So fast are events moving, and with such ur
gency, that never in Washington's history was so much work being done at
such high pressure.
Great capitalists and manufacturers run around from oflleo to olllce In
their shirt sleeves, enthusiastic as boys. Thwarted, puzzled-looking con
gressmen go angrily along, muttering to themselves, with their constituents
following. What kind of government
The Willard, the Shoreham, the Italolgh look like' the Hotel Astoria in
Petrograd (hiring the wax. The same military men in American, Russian,
Belgian, French, English uniforms the same gentlemen with something to
sell to the government.
Statesman Resents Insult to Nation's Uniform
Alt clouds hung low and threateningly over he dining room at the Wash
ington Union station at the dinner hour. The Arm diplomacy of Repre
sentative J. B. Aswell of Louisiana, however, which met quick and favorable
response from the management, saved
the situation. Mr. Aswell, with n
party of friends In the restaurant, saw
.a waiter order from the dining room a
boy not more than eighteen years old,
who was wearing the uniform of a
United States seaman.
The ooy had entered the dining
room by the main entrance. He de
posited ids suitcase by the side of a
table nnd sat down.
The waiter approached him quick
ly, nnd snid : "The lunch counter is in
the room beyond." The boy rose, picked
next room. He was embarrassed.
Mr. Aswell called the head waiter.
room. He demanded apologies from
and the latter he sent scurrying after
nnd be served.
"And serve him in proper style," shouted Mr. Aswell. "Give him every
thing he wants, and then give me the hill." v
The boy wns a recruit. He was
n the Atlantic." He had only a few
had merely dropped in for a cup of coffee. lie politely declined the lnvlta'
tlon of Mr. Aswell to he his guest at dinner.
"Lookee here," snid the Louisiana member, to the waiter, "don't you ever
do that again. You caused me to lose my temper for the first time in four
The waiter promised he never again
doing anything that could be construed
the navy or the army.
Arts Club Stirring Things Up at Washington
HE Biblical Injunction to "go to the
and bo wise," has been improved on
who, In n brief talk to the Arts club, advised her auditors also to consider the
Jearn from his easy lope the proper articulation of the hip joints. From the
birds we mav learn, the fhinc rhythm,
many animal rhythms that we might
Miss DuFour was one ofthree speakers at the Arts club lawn party, the
others being Osslp Pernlma, Russian
Tho talk of Mr. Pernlma contained
made frequent reference to the bonds of
the new Russia.
"This Arts club is a wonderful crndle of progress," said the Russian, "for
It Is a pioneer movement in Washington, which has become the capital of
capitals. Washington is the great Ideal which stands for liberation of op
pressed peoples. America has gone
that these ,;reut Ideals do not perish."
Patent Fire Extinguisher
HE experiences of Charlie Chaplin
nn incident on Fourteenth street
A cigarette butt, carelessly thrown
trenched tn the awning in front of a
cigar store nnd was throwing up quite
.a little smoke.
Dashing out of the door of tho
cigar store came one of the clerks,
carrying one of these patent fire ex
tinguishers thut go to work as soon
as Its top is turned where tho bottom
usually Is. In his haste, gripping the
top and bottom, the young fnan hap
pened to turn the extinguisher over
and the fun began.
The crowd that had gathered got
n generous sprinkling, but tho first full force of the discharge took a colored
porter In the eye. A grandmotherly woman who wanted to see all the fun
and yet not suffer herself had the quick wit to open her umbrella nnd uso it
Indian fashion as n shield.
In attempting to direct the hose at the burning awning tho youug man
turned It directly at a group gazing down from a window.
Then he let It flop hack nnd It knocked a cigar out of the mouth of a
customer Just coming from the cigar Btore. When he had finally extinguished
the Incipient blnzc he was nonplussed us to how to shut off the ijow and in
Juggling tho extinguisher gave himself an Inverted shower bath, which he
took with u sangfroid that pleased the crowd, nnd lie got n "hand."
But there was one person In tho crowd that couldn't, see anything funny
Jn the incident. That was a summer girl, whose gorgeous purple silk hosier
were well sprinkled. She threatened to tell the police.
bends down over Washington, and the
great sun burns vaguely through light
mist. The city steams, Its heavy nir
full of the sickly sweet odor of lo
custs; you are drenched with perspira
tion even clothes hanging in your
room get damp.
Occasionally great clouds ride up
over the horizon, black as Ink, breast
ing the wind ; night swoops over the
town, and storm and solid sheet of
rain. Then sun again, breathless air,
wet heat. Still, fnte hammers swift
Institution is this without congres
up his suitcase, and walked into the
Then he called all the waiters In the
the waiter and from the head waiter,
the sailor with an invitation to return
on his wny to join his ship "somewhere
minutes to catch his trnln, he said, and
would permit himself to be caught
as a reflection upon the uniform of
ant, thou sluggnrd, consider his ways
by Ellse DuFoUr, Interpretive dancer,
ways of the cat, the caterpillar, the
frog, the bear, and the birds.
"All the world Is rhythmic except
man," said Miss DuFour. "He alone
Is out of harmony, nnd the rhythmic
dance is the way to put him in tune
Wo should go to the cat to learn to
loosen thp bones of the spine; to the
caterpillar to learn to cur up and un
curl from the center; to the frog to
learn the proper articulation of the
"We should go to the bear
and one slnsis as one Hies. There are
study with much profit."
portrait painter, and Edwin Callow,
as much patriotism as art, and lie
fellowship uniting tlds country nnd
into the war to help humanity, to see
Played No Favorites
in the movies didn't have nnythlng on
between u street and Jew xorK avenue,
from an upper window, had become In
SYSTEM OF NATIONAL ROADS
President of National Highways Asso
elation Would Have Federal Gov
ernment Take Charge.
Thanks to the pushful, pervasive
automobile, American road building
has "got n move on" at last. There is
everywhere the cry for roads, for more
roads and for better roads. The draw
back has been that, as yet, there has
been no .co-ordination of these multi
tudinous enterprises. The president of
tho National Highways Association,
Charles Henry Davis, C. E., in a re
cent paper, -stated that we spent last
year ?240,955,S)07, or more than two
thirds the total of money expended so
Good Road In England.
far on the construction of the Panama
cannl for our road improvements
throughout the country. Mr. Davis'
contention Is thnt good roads, roads
that run for thousands of miles
through state after state, are, proper
ly, not the responsibility of the state,
hut of the nation. He would have the
federal government build a system of
national roads joining the West with
the East, the North and South, connect
ing every part of the country, us is
the case with the national highways
of Europe, and, as history shows, such
as was the esseutlnl equipment of ev
ery first-class power etf the past. How
would such an enormous construction
be paid for and kept up? "Suppose,"
asks this eminent engineer, "the gov
ernment built 100,000 miles of prop
erly planned roads, and at the same
time purchased, say, 300 feet of land
on either side. This land would so
continually Increase In value, and In
demand for leasing on long rental, that
the cost of tho road and the land pur
chase would soon he paid. A rental
rate of 0.00 per acre would pay thp
Interest on the cost of construction.
But much would rent nt vastly higher
rates, in cities nnd towns, high enough
to give the nation an income equal to
Its total annual expenditures" from
these national highways alone t
SYSTEM OF NATIONAL ROADS
We Will Soon See Necessity for Sep
arate Systems for Freight and
President Rowe of the American Au
tomobile association says that in ten
years the United States will be cov
ered with systems of national roads.
By that time ho says we will begin to
see the necessity for separate systems
for freight and passenger trnlllc. Pres
ent highways will be greatly multi
plied and largely increased In width.
The quality will he improved as tho
country begins to learn tho art of
road building. Good roads he be
lieves, ure the greatest practical step
toward national preparedness.
BUILDING ROADS IN FORESTS
in Past Fiscal Year There Were Con
structed 227 Miles of New High
ways Other Improvements.
During the past fiscal year there
were constructed on the national for
ests 227 miles of new road, 1,075 miles
o trails, 2,124 miles of telephone line,
89 miles of fire lines, 81 lookout struc
tures, 40 bridges, 222 miles of fence,
545 dwellings, burns and other struc
tures, 17 corrals and 202 water im
provements. IMPROVE ROAD BY DRAGGING
Ordinarily It Is Best to Use Imple
ment When Surface Is "Moist,
but Not Sticky."
It is probable that you can Improve
the rond by dragging It tho moment
tho drag Is purchased or constructed,
no matter what is the condition of tho
earth. Ordinarily, however, It Is best
to drag when the surface is "moist, but
Missouri and Kansas have both
passed new road laws during tho re
cent sessions of their legislatures, nnd
work under them Is ulready stnrtlng.
Missouri has made longer steps for
ward toward good roads than ever in
' iMore Receipts for Roads.
Tho receipts of tho Pennsylvania
highway department from motorcar li
censes were $147,742 April 1, un in
crease of $700,000 over last year. Tho
entire fund Is available now.
CRACKED EGGS SPOIL
All Handlers of Market Product
Should Be Very Careful.
Thirteen Million Dozen Ruined Annu
ally Because Shells Have Been
Slightly Cracked Germs
Find Ready Entrance.
Over thirteen million dozen eggs,
most of them laid In tho spring, spoil
in cold storage simply because their
shells have been cracked slightly be
tween tho hen ami the cold room.
Just a little more enro in handling
eggs on the farm, In getting them to
tho country collector, In packing them
properly In cases for shipment, In
Handy Egg Cases.
handling the cases ns fragile ship
ments, will greatly lessen this enor
mous and lmportnnt waste of valu
able food. It Is urged, therefore, that
everyone who hns nnythlng to do with
getting eggs to the storage markets
exorclso unusual enro tlds year to
prevent them from being oven checked.
Once an eggshell is crucked, even so
slightly that tho eyo cannot seo it,
germs and molds find ready entrnnco
into tho egg nnd spoil Its contents.
Nnture has provided tho egg with a
delicate protective, gelatinous coating
which as long as it is intact tends to
keep out air and germs. Once this
coating Is pierced, tho keeping quality
of the egg is lessened immediately.'
Five per cent of tho 2,400,000,000
dozen eggs put In cold storage, the
specialists find, spoil because they
were checks; that Is, eggs so lightly
cracked that they could not be de
tected In quick handling during the
spring rush of storing tho bulk of
eggs for winter use.
VALUABLE FOR CATTLE FEED
Trials of Grain of Broom-Corn Millet
In Rations for Stock More Profit
able Than Corn.
Pposo, or broom-corn millet, is more
distktetljroly a grain millet, nnd it has
been nsed to some extent in Nortli
Dakota and South Dakota as a grnln
crop. Trials of the grain of broom
corn millet and tho foxtail millets in
rations for hogs und beef cattle Indi
cate that It Is much less vnluablo
than corn for tills purpose and does
not equal barley as a llesh producer,
The South Dakota agricultural expe
riment station found thnt It took about
S per cent more millet than barley to
produce a pound of gain, and on this
basis It would be about 10 per cent
less efficient than corn ns u hog feed.
Tho meat produced by millet contained
n greater percentage of lean than that
produced by other feeds, and tho fat
was softer. For feeding steers It re
quired 37 per cent more millet thnn
corn to produce a pound of gain, 20
per cent more thnn oats, und 22 per
cent more than spelt.
GOOD LUBRICANT IS HELPFUL
Too Many Farmers and Teamsters Uso
Cheap Grease on Wagons and
Drays It Don't Pay.
The useful life of n wagon or dray
employed in heavy hauling depends
very Inrgely on the enre of Its wheels
Hosts of fanners nnd teamsters t
who ought to know better, think that
feigVMi; in juni ii-uou mi,, , uji , nun
so cut the boxes out of their wagon
wheels by using some Inferior lubri
cant, which runs off nnd lenves tho
spindle dry, or forms a stiff, almost
gritty substance In tho wheel, which Is
just us had.
LITTLE THINGS COUNT MOST
Thorough Drying After Cleansing Is
of Great Importance In Caring
for Dairy Utensils.
Of chief Importance In tho care of
dairy utensils, especially In warm
weather, is thorough drying after
cleaning. Cleaning will remove a
large per font of ttio bacteria and
much of tho food for their growth.
Application of steam for 80 seconds
kills but few, but It will supply heat
to dry the utensils, which prevents
bacterial growth, so thut there will
bo practically uo more present 12
hours inter than five minutes after
washing the utenslU.
STOCK H&.P SOIL FERTILITY
"aking Crops Off Farm on Four Legs
Is One of Surest Ways of Ob
Do not forget that taking your crop
off on four legs Is "one of tho best
ways to make clear money off of your
farm, besides Improving its fertility by
keeping all manure on your land. This
method of farming, if carried out
properly, mnkes your land of greater
value year by year, and you will have
larger returns from your work. In oth
er words, feed your crops to those nnl
mnlH which you like best, bo they cat
lie, sheep or hogs.
KEEP DAIRY PRODUCTS COOL
Importance of Act Is Emphasized b
Expert of Kansas College Con
crete Tank Favored.
Importance of keeping the dulrj
products cool during the summer
months Is emphasized by N.' 12. Olson.
Instructor In dairy husbandry In the
Kansas State Agricultural college. A
satisfactory cooler for the milk nnd
creuni can he made at a small cost.
If the milk house Is near the wind'
mill or hand pump all thnt is neces
sary to keep.the milk cool and in good
condition is a lnrge barrel with pipe
connections from tho pump to the
stock titnk. A coal oil barrel, deodor-'
Ized by burning, will nnswer the pun
pose, Tho inlet pipe from the ptunr.
should be nenr the bottom and tho out
let pipe near the top of the bnrrel
This should lend to tho stock tank.
Tho cans may be hung In the wateJ
so that tho top of tho cream or milk
Is well below the surface of the water.
It (ls neccssnry, however, to stir the
contents of the cans so that the milk
or cream will be evenly cooled. Thick
cream should be stirred every 15 min
utes or half hour for two hours The
new cream should be cooled before II
is mixed with the old cream.
Farmers who are building new milk
houses will find It convenient to build
the cooling tnnk of concrete, In the
opinion of Mr. Olson. This may be
set two feet In the ground and 18 to 2-i
Inches above the ground. It Is not nec
essary for tho windmill to keep pump
lng continuously In order to keep the
dairy products cool enough with thU
arrangement. If the water Is changed
n few times each day they will keep.
OIL CHEAPER THAN REPAIRS
Examination of All Parts of Machinery
Is as Important as Feeding
Oil nnd grense on a tractor are
chenper thnn repairs plus time lost lr
obtaining them and getting started
Innltlnir nvnr nil ntirta nf thn mn
chlno rcgulnrly Is Just as. Importanl
ns regular feeding nnd watering oi
The wrong kind of lubrlcntlng oil
wnstes power nnd fouls every working
part. Get Instructions from tho build
ers as to kind nnd qunntlty of oil.
These are tractor suggestions f roir
the horse and machinery committee oi
the Kansas council of defense.
Sharp plows, It is further pointed
out by the committee, citlt for , less
power from the engine to do good
work, lienco less cost to operate and
longer life for the tractor. Lengthen
lng of hitches between engine and plow
will often eliminate . n large part ol
side draft, which Is another way ol
reducing the cost of Uie work,
A good headlight, moreover, wll
greatly Increase tho usefulness of the
CONSERVE HIGH-PRICED FEED
Farmer Should Convert Robber Cowi
Into Beef at Once and Buy
Good Quality Stock.
With tho high price of butter nnd
the price of feed for dnlry cows soar
iug upward, tho question of tho profit
able or unprofitable cow becomes more
Interesting. Do not go right along
feeding n lot of scrub cows that cosl
more' thnn they enrn. If you hnvo tor
cows nnd tho tester shows that foui
of them do not produce enough milk
to pay for their keep, why not sel
them and put the proceeds Into one
good cow? One good cow would save
tho loss of the feed consumed by three
of the cows and give you a good profit
each year. Convert tho robber cows
Into beef at once, purchnBO good stock
then watch your profits grow.
NECESSARY FOOD FOR TREES
Question Is Asked as to Amount
Potash Returned to Soli by
Average Fruit Grower.
It is estimated that an aero of
apple trees In 20 years (counting ten
crops of fruit to that period)- will con
sume l,!i;i(J pounds of nitrogen, SU0
pounds of phosphoric ucld, and 1,805
pounds of potash.
To restore tho potash alono would
require more than 21 tons of high-
grade ashes, containing 5 per cent pot
ash. How much of this does the aver
ago fruit grower return to the soli?
INTESTINAL WORMS IN COLTS
Mixture Recommended by Some Vet
erinarians Is Given Give In
Feed "Jwlce Each Day.
For Intestinal worms in colts tho
following mixture Is used by some vet
erinarians: Mix together as a base
one pound each of salt and granulated
sugar; In this mix one-half pound of
tobacco dust of llnecut tobacco, four
ounces of sulphate of Iron powdtfr,
six ounces of- powdered worm soeo.
Glvo a heaping tenspoonful In tho
feed at first ouco per day, then twico
per day, and keep up for three weeks,
SPECIAL CARE FOR ROOSTER
Keep MsJe Exercising, Supply Plenty'
of Proper Kind of .Food and Eggs
Should Bo Fertile.
Good breeding mnlcs sometimes get.
themselves out of breeding condition;
by overgnllantry. Instead of taking;
their share of tho food they cnll tho
hens. A good plan is to glvo every
male a special feed nt night. Many
breeders coop the male at night and;
feed him morning nnd night.
Seo to it thnt tho male's spurs nroi
not long anil shnrp enough to cut tho
bncks of tho hens. Either wrnp thcrai
with narrow strips, of cloth or saw!
If tho male has n baro spot on tho
hen1, or a. torn wattle, tho hens nroi
likely to -peck nt hlro. Some roaiesi
will permit the hens to pluck feathers,
and peck at their noses untlllhero Is
a raw surface. Grease these buret
spots with carbollzcd vaseline, and'
coop tho bird until tho wound hns u
chance to heal over. An open wound
of' this sort Is apt to become infected
with tho germ of chlckcnpox nnd glvoi
'lots of trouble. Pigeons, Bpnrrows nndi
other birds arc said to carry chicken
pox. If tho germs nro in tho ground,
nnd tho male rubs his sore spots with
infected feet, ho Is almost sure to get
Keep him exercising, glvo him plen
ty of tho right kind of food nttd the
eggs should bo fertile
TOULOUSE IS MOST POPULAR
All Economic Breeds of Geese Are
Kept Primarily for the Production
of Meat and Feathers.
Six breeds of gceso have been ndi
mlttcd to tho American standard of
perfection, nnnmly Toulouse, Embden,
Chinese, African, wild or Caundlon,
und Egyptian. In addition- to tho
standard breeds thcro Is tho so-called
mongrel goose, which Is n hybridi mndo
by crossing one of theso varieties, or
tho common gooso, with wild geese.
Crosses of tho varieties of gceso, es-
neclallv of tho Toulouse and Embden,
nro occasionally made, hut without
any apparent gum. ,'i'iie Touiouse,
Embden, Chinese and African aro
easily tho most- popular brqeds or
geese iu this country, tho first two
greatly leading -tho other breeds. All
economic breeds of gceso aro kept pri
marily for the production 61 flesh ami
fenthers; nnd ulthough their eggs nro
occasionally used for culinary pur?
poses on the farm, there is no demand
for them for food purposes in tho
MARKED EGGS IN INCUBATOR
Just Before Plpplng-Sew Eggs Which
Are to Be Pedigreed into Cheese
Tho eggs of ono hen, or a setting of
eggs, mtiy bo hatched In tho Incubator
with other eggs, if, just beforo pipping,
tho eggs to bo pedigreed are sowed in
to cheesecloth sacks. Make tho sacks
largo enough to leave plenty of room
for each chick, nnd seo that thcro aro
no looso threads to choke tho-chicks..
If there are several sacks, murk each
sack, us the shells arc often broken
too much to show tho record. Boil tho
sacks before using a second time.
FIND DIFFERENCE IN BREEDS
Fowl May Not Be Up to Standard
Qualifications and Yet Be .Pure
bred Markings Are Off.
A "standard-bred" fowl and a "pure
bred" fowl nro not necessarily tho
same. A bird mny not bo up to tho
Btandard of qualifications und yet bo
a purebred. Put a stnndurd-brod Is
hound to 1)0 n purebred. Utility poul
try ure fowls bred for Increased egg
nnd meat production, und while they
aro pure In blood may be way oil In
markings from a poultry show polut.
of view. .
CAREFUL SELECTION OF HEN
Constitutional Vigor Should Be First
Consideration Excellent Points
Constitutional vigor should he tho
first consideration In tho' selection of.
The head should he brond, wldo and
Jeep; tho eyes full, round nnd promi
nent; nnd the neck of medium length.
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