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THE SEMt.WEEKLY TrilDUNE, NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA.
Commandant Suddenly Deprived of Many Grades
WAn?n!fCiTON,rh0 8pIrIt shown by th0 Dlsflct selected men In their
th hZ . ? ""m te fr CniUp Meud0 ,s rcflectetl in the doings nnd sayings of
ES ! 1lg,,!1"sty encampment nt Admiral. You can't hold the District
Boys down, that's all there Is to It. If
yon uon't believe it but you do be
lieve it listen here :
Major General Kuhn, In command
Of Camp Meade, Is taking great per
sonal Interest in the men of the Na
tional army. While not relaxing the
necessary formality which should ex
ist In any well-regulated cantonment,
tho commandant feels that the per
irenal touch Is necessary.
So ho goes around and watches
tho "rookies" in their first lcssmia in
military science. That is how he happened to como along where a companj
or Washington youths, fresh from the national capital, were being tnught r,
few passes with n gun.
One young fellow was having n pretty hard time of It. Maybe ho was
clumsy and maybe he wasn't, but nnywny, he Just couldn't make that gun
'Here, let mo show you," said Genernl Kuhn, kindly.
In full uniform the commandant of the camp went through the movement,
first slowly and then rapidly. Ho did it well, too, all the other ofllcars agreed.
It was quite a sight for the other ofllcers to see tho commander of them nil
instruct n simple "rookie."
All the olllccrs begin to think nbout tho great Napoleon nnd his kludly
consideration of the soldiers he commnnded, nnd to compnre General Kuhn's
actions with those of Napoleon. It was a great privilege for this young fellow
from the city to receive personal instruction from the general of the whole
That was the way all the ofllcers thought, ns they watched the genernl
hand the gun back to the "rookie" with n smile. The "rookie" from the
District ovidently felt a kludly feeling for this guy with some sort of
"Thank you, sarg," grinned the "rookie," gratefully.
Kid Looked at Things From Business Standpoint
SHE was a survival of the epoch when n man could safely die In the assur
ance that his widow would wear bombazine and crinkly crepe. And on her
face was the nervous exhilaration of one who only gets downtown once in
same old trouble, he guessed. This
was thrilling, but indefinite ; so the wldowy watcher asked another man, who
,was crossing the asphalt from the scene of nctlon. He didn't know, either.
All ho could make out was that there had been an explosion of some sort.
Any disaster was liable to happen In these days, with spies snooping around.
This was worse and more of it, so the woman, scared to death and per-
teeny Jinppy, icept on waning and looking until she caught sight of a news
boy, who had squirmed out of the Jam and was hopping curbward like a kan
garoo. She had found her burenu of Information.
She wanted to know If spies had done it, nnd what it was, and if any
body was killed. And the boy grinned contempt.
"Nothing but a gas leak In a manhole. An accidental spark set It nflre
"Well, I'm glad It wasn't true nbout them trying to bomb up the car full
of people who weren't harming anybody."
"Bctchor I'm not, then. If a car had blown up I'd be selling extras."
Which shows up tho wisdom of the man who got nhend with his maxim
that everything In the world depends on the point of view.
Nurses Readily Answer Call of Their Country
AMERICAN nurses are rallying to the war call in huge numbers. The
"Nurses' Register" Is an old accommodation, but In Washington today there
Is thoTlnrgest register of trained nurses that there has evor been in America.
In the ofllce of Dr. Franklin K. Mar
tin, head of the committee of medicine,
of the council of national defense,
there nre tho names of more than 20,
000 American nurses who nre ready to
servo their country. These nurses will
not be used behind the battle lines and
in the bnse hospitals only, but they
will bo used In caring for the public
health of Amorlcn, while thousands of
Americnn physicinns are nt the front.
For the most part these nurses
will he engaged In public hygleno
work. War will make inroads on the physicians of the United States and
public health must necessarily be maintained. It Is the plan of tho govern
ment to use trnlned nurses to care for public hygiene. Already a huge cam
paign of welfare work Is being prepared for these public-spirited nurses,
They will be assigned to districts, nnd there will be a trained eye watching
the henlth of every American home while the men of the nation are "over
Many of the nurses will be sent to France, but this work Is being cared
for almost entirely by tho ofllce of the surgeon general. For foreign service
femnle physicians nro being chosen first, because of their ability not only to
do nursing, but also to provide medical attention for the soldiers.
Hundreds of nurses now In training In city and private hospitals will bo
used in base hospitals.
New Place Must Be Found for Historic Stone
NOW that tho government reservation at tho northeast corner of Pennsyl
vania avenue and Madison place has been chosen by congress as the site
of tho United States treasury department annex, it will bo necessnry for the
proper authorities to make suitable
ment to Americnn patriotism," and was "dedicated the Otfi day of October,
1002, during tho thirty-sixth nnnunl encampment of the Grand Army of tho
Itcpubllc." Aside from Us historical Interest the stone Is valuable because
of its great sizo and perfect condition and Its flno mathematical proportions.
In enso congress ever makes provision for the long-desired memorial
brldgo tho stono undoubtedly will bo used for the purpose to which it was
dedicated exactly 15 years ago. It is not yet settled what shall he done with
It when work Is begun on the foundations for the new treasury annex, but It
is probable It will bo transferred to Potomac park or some other public reser
vation, where It cnu be preserved until needed for the purpose to which it
so often, and therefore hungers to see
all that is going on nnd more.
Fate was in accommodating mood,
and tho wldery one, standing on a
curb, was reveling In the excitement of
something which she couldn't make
out, except that it was n crowd "around
a street car and which she yearned
to Join, only she dasn't, because of
automobiles sizzling every which wny
at once. So she asked a man.
Tho man said he didn't kuow
disposition of the massive block of
stono which for 15 years past has oc
cupied a prominent position on it just
opposite the statue of Lnfayette In the
park of that name. According to the
legend Inscribed on the fnce of the big
stone, it was "designed and presented
by the Stonecutters' union of Wash
ington, D. C ns the corner stone of
tho memorial bridge which, in con
necting the nation's capital with Ar
lington, shall ever stand ns a monu
EXCELLENT WAR CROP
Poultry Offers One of Best Ways
of Increasing Food.
Fowls Feed More Economically Than
Any Other Farm Animal When
Carefully Handled Little Capl.
tal Is Required.
Poultry has been called tho crop
that never falls. It offers one of tho
best ways of increasing food produc
tion on short notice. Poultry uses feed
more economically probably than nny
other class of farm nnlmnl when It Is
carefully handled. It will produce a
pound of ment or eggs on four pounds
of grain when protein concentrates aro
fed. Pullets will begin laying In from
0 to 8 months. Cockerels nro ready
for market at the ugc of 12 to 10
There Is good money in poultry nnd
eggs if tho flock Is properly managed.
Very little capital Is required and ex
pensive stock nnd equipment are un
necessary. Careful management nnd
feeding nre moro important than ex
Laying hens should be allowed to
moult naturally. The common Idea thnt
If hens nre compelled to molt early
they will quickly feather out nnd com
mence laying enrly in the fall Is er
roneous. An early molt is not a sign
of enrly fall production. Usunlly the
'ntc-moltlng hen Is the heavier pro-
Trap Nest Tells Profits.
duccr. In fact n lack of feather growth
is one of the points to consider when
selecting hens for winter laying.
Very often show birds are forced
into summer molt by a restriction of
feed. This is done so that the birds
mny bo In full fenther once moro for
the early show season. This should
never bo practiced with utility stock.
It will cause production to stop and
weaken the hens nt a time of the year
when full strength Is needed. It Is
unwise to change tho genernl chnracter
nf tho feed. The nddltlon of some oil
carrying Ingredient, however, such ns
sunflower seed, will aid in the develop
ment of new feathers.
Chickens mny be produced economi
cally on city and suburban lots by
utilizing the food wastes from tho
kitchen. Under such conditions, hens
inny be kept profitably for egg produc
tion. On farms, chickens thrive on
hugs, Insects and worms, seeds, wild
berries, weeds nnd grasses, and give
tho cheapest meat product pound for
The Inbor required by chickens Is
slight, which Is nn Important consider
ation when man-labor Is senrce. It
can be performed by women, children,
convalescents and elderly people.
ATTENTION TO THE WOOD LOT
Burning Over Destroys Leaves and
Humus-Formlng Material Cut Out
Don't let nnyone persuade you to
burn over tho wood lot. By doing so
you destroy the leaves nnd humus
forming material which nature In
tended the trees to have.
Cut out only tho undesirable and
least-vnluablo trees. Keep tho chest
nuts, hickories, oaks nnd white pines,
and remove all crooked and defective
Where severnl trees stand closely
together, or where there are shoots
from an old stump, remove ull but
one or two of the best.
Be very careful not to Injure tho de
sirable trees when removing those
wanted for fuel.
Study your wood lot, Its trees nnd
their characteristics and bo guided by
tho knowledge and experience ac
quired. MAKE ALL HOUSES RATPROOF
Farmers Should Take Necessary Pre
cauttrn to Save All Food Pro
duced This Year.
E. W. Lchmnnn of the University of
Missouri College of Agriculture sug
gests tlmt since farmers are doing
their utmost to produce mnxlinuin
crons they should nlso tnke nueessnrv
precautions to save tho food produced.
ono method of conservation Is to elim
inate this loss caused by rats nnd
mice. Concrete muy bo used to keep
them out of tho basement. Concrete
floors mny be built for new corn cribs
nnd granaries nnd small mesh wlro
netting can be placed In tho walls.
Old cribs wvl granaries, chicken coops
and poultry houses should nlso be
" - '7, V I
PREVENT INJURY BY INSECTS
Angoumols Grain Moth and Weevil Do
Much Hnrm Each Year Prevent
Loss by Cleaning.
Each year there is n lnrgo nnnunl
loss of stored wheat due to tho work
of grain-infesting insects, chiefly tho
angoumols grain moth nnd grain
In the ordinary farm grain bin n
great deal of Injury by these Insects
can bo prevented by carefully clean
ing tho bin before tho new grain is
placed In it. Sweep out nil refuse
grain from cracks and crevices In the
floor nnd sides of the bin. Then sprny
with kerosene emulsion, using ono part
of tho stock solution to about llvo
pnrts of water. Be sure to drive the
spray material into tho cracks and
crevices where tho Insects or their eggs
might be hidden. Allow tho bin to
dry for a week or longer before plac
ing the grain in It.
Keroseno emulsion is prepared as
follows: Shavo up and dissolve one
half pound of common laundry soup in
one gallon of boiling water. Rcmovo
this water from the fire nnd add two
gallons of kerosene oil. Mix the
whole thoroughly either with n hnnd
pump or by pouring from pall to pall
several times. When properly made
the mixture is a creamy mass from
which the kerosene will not separate.
This is the stock solution, which
should be diluted ns previously di
rected. VALLE OF IRRIGATED LANDS
What Alfalfa Will Accomplish In Mat
ter of Forage Crops Feed for
Cattle and Sheep.
To give one an approximate jdea of
tho value of irrigated land In the mat
ter of forage for cattle, the following
figures will show what nlfnlfn will do
on Irrigated as compnred with common
liny on nonlrrlguted inn'l:
Ono acre sown to ullnlfu and Irri
gated will produce 10,000 pounds of
One acre In inclosed pasture, COO
Or again :
of range nvcrnges 2oU
feed ono steer 400 days.
One acre of inclosed pasture will
feed ono steer 20 days.
One acre of range will feed one steer
Or putting it In sheep, It will show :
One hundred nnd sixty acres of irri
gated alfalfa will mnlntnin 1,000 sheep
Ono hundred aud sixty acres of in
closed pasture will maintain 80 sheep
Ono hundred nnd sixty acres of
range will maintain -10 sheep one year.
BRACE FOR IRON PIPE POST
Curved Post Set In Concrete to Make
Solid Support for Stretching Fence
The Illustration shows how a fence,
tho posts of which were ordinary Iron
pipe, was braced with a bent piece of
the same sized pipe so as to stand a
severe pull when the wire fencing was
Iron Pipe Post Brace.
stretched on It. Tho brace nnd tho
posts were filled with cement, and the
ring wns inserted in It. The ling was
shaped from a piece of heavy, flat
wrought Iron, which had enough shnnk
to fit solidly into the pipe. The buses
for the posts were built first and tho
remainder of tho concrete work wns
left until Inter ou, so that should any
cracks develop along the edge of tho
post base they could be easily located
and remedied. .Tames M. Kane, in
Populnr Science Monthly.
SILAGE REDUCES BEEF COST
Result - Given of Steer-Feedlnn Test
Made at Missouri College of
A steer-feeding test recently com
pleted at the Missouri College of Agri
culture Illustrates the possibility of re
ducing tho cost of beef production by
tho extensive use of corn sllnge. Six
teen bend "of two-year-old steors fed
for 130 days made nn average gain In
live weight of !(22 pounds poi head.
They were fed IMG tons of corn sllnge,
750 pounds of nlfnlfn hay, nnd 5011
pounds of cotton-seed menl nnd old
process linseed oil meal per steer.
They received no corn other than that
contained In the sllnge. By this meth
od of feeding n fairly satisfactory
grade of beef can be produced, nnd It
is possible to fatten three steers ou nn
ncre of good corn Instead of one,
which wns usual under former meth
ods of feeding.
SYSTEM OF MUCH NECESSITY
Farmer Who Does Not Include Clover
in Rotation Plan Is Slowly Going
The grower of staple farm crops,
who does not use a systematic rota
tion In which clover or some other
legume enters, Is slowly going Into
bankruptcy. Lnnd on which clover
generally falls, nnd which produces
sorrel and red top instead, will bo
benefited by tho use of lime.
NATIONAL SYSTEM OF ROADS
Expert at National Capital Illustrates
How Scheme Is to Be Brought
to Successful End.
The establishment of a nntlonnl sys
tem of highways Is greatly facilitated
by the federal nld road lnw, which
compels all the states that would shnro
in its benefits nnd thnt means all of
the- states to equip themselves with
stnto highway departments. With theso
state highway departments devoting
their nttentlon to the building of stnto'
systems of mnln, through-llno high
wnys, every condition Is favornble for
the next and crowning net the estab
lishment of n national system of high
By way of Illustrating how a na
tional system of highways Is about to'
bo evolved by easy nnd logical stages,
nn expert at the nntlonnl capital mad
the following stntcment :
"Gradually the state hns mado Itself
n compelling factor In the handling of
loonl road problems nnd, ns n logical
sequence, the federal government, first
through educntlonnl activity and Inter
by tho flnnnclnl nld provided by tho
federal aid law, has made Itself n
powerful factor in the working out of
tho state highway problems. The next
logical step follows the same courso
which hns been pursued by tho state
governments, namely, tho broadening
of federal participation to provide for
the establishment of n system of nn
"This policy can bo put Into effect
without disturbance or existing organ
izations, without providing now means
of flnnnce nnd with but llttlo clmngo
In existing laws. The process would
logically take a course somewhat as
"1. The state highway departments
snd tho federal ofllce of public roads
U'oulrt make an initlnl selection from
existing stnto highway systems of
those highways which nro of interstate
"2. A system. thus selected would bo
npproved by congress, with tho re
quirement thnt federal funds bo np
plied only to such system on nnd after
n specified date.
"3. Tho federal nld should bo ex
tended to malntcnnncc as well ns con
struction, ns tho national system of
hlghwnys should hnvo for all tlmo n
close relationship with tho federal gov
ernment. "Soma of the stntcs nlrcndy have
ninde plans for utilizing the nld grant
ed by tho federal old road act on roads
which could not properly bo included
in n national system. But this need
Concrete Road In Mississippi.
not cause extreme conflict, ns the fed
eral funds for the first three or four
yenrs' operation of tho present act
could continue to bo applied as now
planned. The npproprlatlons for the
first two years aro already available
and considerable time necessnry must
olnpso before tho nntlonnl system
could bo lnld out nnd mado ready for
the application of federal funds.
"In all probability tho new scliemo
would come Into effect ns nn extension
of tho present federal aid road act."
WHY FAMILY MOVED TO TOWN
Compelled to Make Change Because of
Poor Schools and Bad Roads
Remedy for Poverty.
"Why don't they go on to n farm?"
Is tho question with which many men
dismiss from their minds tho story of
nonio poverty-stricken fnmlly. Tho
chances if five to ono thnt that samo
family wns .induced to movo to town
becnuso of poor schools und poor roads
in the. country. Tho remedy for much
of tho poverty now In our towns Is
good roads aud good schools In tho
country. Why should not country
schools bo given tho snmo attention
given, city nnd town schools? Why
should not tho children bo permitted to
0 to them over good roads with dry
feet, Instead of wading through mud
nnd wnter? Goqd roads will mako tho
country a better pluco In which to llvo.
Cull Growing Flock.
Cull tho growing flock of chicks nn
much as possible, market all that aro
in nny wny Inferior but in good health,
nnd kill nnd bury all which seem weai;
or sickly. It will not pay to keep tx.y
bat the strongest nnd best chicks.
To provent tuberculosis, nil mill?
nnd milk products should bo cooked
before being fed to hogs. To control,
hog cholera use sanitary precautions'
nnd autl-hog cholera serum trcatcuout.;
Mothers, Prepare for
Whon a girl becomes a woman, wheal
a woman becomes n mother, and whon
a woman passes through tho changes of
mlddlo llfo, are tho thrco poriods of
llfo whon health and strength aro most
needed to withstand tho pain and dis
tress often caused by sovoro organic dis
turbances. Thousands in this section
would testify oa do tho following:
York, Noor. "When I was a girl
x was novcr very
strong; I suffered
and pain. I also
suffered with sick
mother gave ma
' 'Favorite Pre
scription" and II
eurod mo of then
tions and so com
mo that I have never had any return of
theso ailments." Mrs. P. II. Vincent,
1100 Burlington Ave.
Lincoln. Nebr. "I tafco nleaaura is
Prescription as a
tonio for womon of
any age, I re
ceived great bene
fit from this medl
cino during my
11 r n t expectancy
and now at mlddlo
lifo I am finding it
just as beneficial. "
Mrs. J. M. P.owbotham. 2318 Lvnn St.
Wrlto Dr. Piorco, President of tho In
valids' Hotel, and Surgical Institute,
Buffalo, N. y., for confidential advico
and you will recclyo tho medical atten
tion of n specialist, wholly without fee
no chargo whatovcr.
Send 10c for trial pkg. 'Favorito Pre
scrlptlon Tablets." Large pkg. (50c.
Going and Comlna.
Two Americans visiting London
went to sec the fire station, and, see
ing one of the firemen, said:
"Do you know, in America wo uso a
nine-Inch hoso for fire, not n skinny,
three-Inch like you hnvo?"
"Oh," replied tho fireman, "wo only,
uso this for washing down the station.
"This," he said (holding up a twelve
Inch hoso), "Is what we uso In tha
caso of Arcs. When we want to send
n mnn to the top of a building we plnco
him on tho hose, turn on tho water,
nnd he's up thero In no time."
"Ohl" said one of tho Americana,
"but bow docs ho come down?"
"Well," said tho fireman, "puta
his nrms round tho Jet of water and
When n young brother of James E.
Decry, Judgo of tho city court, wroto
back homo from an army training
camp that ho had n "misplaced eye
brow," tho Judge's father becamo nil
Worked up, snya tho Indianapolis News.
He figured his son must hnvo met with
an accident and the father conferred
with tho young man's mother nbout It
They together could only surmise thnt
ono of his eyebrows had probably been
Judgo Dcery was moro fnmtltar with
tho slnng of todny and he cased 'hla
father's mind by telling him thnt at
mustache in slnng is spoken of ns a
The Etiquette of the Case.
Georgo Pfciffor, a Muncle druggist,
hns a daughter of seven yenrs who is
having her first experhmeo In school,
nccordlng to tha Indianapolis News.
At tho supper table tho other evening,
tho child snld to her father, "Papa, a
llttlo boy In my room asked whether
ho could tnko mo homo from school,
"Well, whnt did you soy," 'asked the
"Why, I didn't say nothing," sho re
plied, "but I did whnt any llttlo girl
that hadn't been Introduced would do
I slapped him in tho face nnd then
bit him on tho finger."
Teacher of Scripture Clnss Yes,
children, then Nero ordered his cen
turion to glvo tho slavo twenty,
Mabel (whose father Is In camp)
Lord, mum, thnt must a' tnudo 'liu a
blooming colonel I
He May I kiss you Just once.
lie How many times?
Bethlehem, Pa., Is to havo two new
as a table beverage.
A package from
the grocer is well
worth a trial, in place
of coffee especially
When Coffee Disagrees!
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