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THE 8EMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
GREEN'S AUGUST FLOWER
na been a household remedy nil over
tho civilized world for more than halt
a century for constipation, lntestlnnl
troubles, torpid liver and the generally
depressed feeling that nccompanlcs
audi disorders. It Is n most valuable
remedy for Indigestion or nervous dys
pepsia and liver trouble, bringing on
headache, coming up of food, palpita
tion of heart ana" ninny other symp
toms. A few doses of August Flower
will Immediately relieve you. It Is a
geatle laxative. Ask your druggist.
Sold la all civilized countries. Adv.
"Dooze even gets Into men's vaca
tions and tangles them up," declnrcd a
temperance lecturer some time ago.
"'A man took tho steamer for Boston
with his wife. But the minute he got
Aboard he disappeared Into the black,
111 smelling holo they call tho bar.
Some hours later his wife hurried down
to the bar nnd said to him :
"Oh, George, come up on deck and
enjoy the scenery. The hills nnd woods
are just benntlful.'
''After swnllowlng his ninth beer,
George growled, 'Aw, what do I enro
for your hills and woods? Do you
think I'm gonnn lose my vacation over
scenery?' " Pnthflnder.
For genuine comfort and lasting pleat
are use Red Gross Ball Blue on wash day.
All good grocers. Adr.
A Yearn for Beauty.
"Why did you pick out such a hand
some shaving mug?"
"Well, I've never been satisfied with
iy own mug. I thought I'd Indulge my
Jfnncy a little In this."
In Prehistoric Times.
"Oow long 1ms ho been sick?"
"About fifty years."
"He must hnvo pnssed tho crisis,
For a disordered liver, take Garfield
"Ten, tho Herb laxative. All druggists.
Ought to Have.
"He hnsn't the ghost of a chance
-with that girl."
,ll don't see why not, when ho is a
lad of spirit."
Atlanta hns increased snlnries of
"1,444 city employees.
Plies Cured In 6 to 14 Days
DrtMWhita refund money if PAZO OINTMTJNT falll
to pure netting, mind, lllo6lng or Protruding Piles.
V( re application glroa relief. 60c
iRACES QUICK TO AMALGAMATE
tlntermarrlage of French and English
In St. Louis Began Promptly
"Mlml" was a pet name for girls In
ilc old French families n century ngo.
It was Indian nnd meant little pigeon.
"Virginia" wns a favorite name for
daughters among tho French families.
The suggestion did not come from the
Old Dominion slate. Baby girls were
christened Virginia because the moth
ers hnd read, tearfully, tho story of
Paul and Virginia. Bernardino de Saint
Pierre's novel came out In 1797. It
circulated all over tho world and
reached St. Louis. The romance mode
the first literary Impression on the vil
lage. It prompted the use of the nnme
the heroine many times.
Commingling of the elements of the
population of St. Louis came promptly.
There was no line of exclusion In busi
ness or mntrlmony. The evolution of
the typical St. Loulsan wns rapid.. Of
the more thon one thousnnd descend
ants of Mndnme Chouteau, tho mother
of St. Louis, not two hundred have
borne French names. In the present
generation these descendants nre rep
resented In families of six former na
tionalities. From "Mlssourlnn One
Hundred Years Ago," by Walter B,
Iron Imbedded In concrete In Ger
many has becn found to he free from
rust after more than 45 yenrs.
5 whrc;f crnsitivf
w m w w
nerves often yield
to coffee's harmful
date the change
resulting from a
ten days' trial of
INSTEAD of COFFEE.
Such a delicious
drink makes the
change easy and
better nerves make
it a permanent one.
"There's a Reason
MAINTENANCE IS BIG SECRET
Great Folly to Spend Money In Con
struction of Roads Neglected
Maintenance Is the secret of n good
road system. It Is grcnt folly to spend
motii'v In the construction of roads
which nre neglected after their com
pletion. Unless Intelligence nnd dili
gence Is used In the up-keep of u sys-
Rounding "Dead Man's Curve."
tern of roads their value will depre
clnte under ordinary circumstances
faster than new ronds can be con
structed. It Is therefore essential that
after a rond Is once built, great care
should be taken In Its upkeep. Thero
Is no question that the cost of proper
maintenance Is ninny times saved In
the Increased economic value of tho
Maintenance may be divided Into
two general classes: First, the upkeep
of roads which have been constructed
along standard line with minimum
grades, proper drainage and surfuc
Ing material; second, the conditioning
of roads that hnve had little, If any,
Highways coming under tho first
clnss are not so liable to be neglected
by those entrusted with their care,
nnd while their maintenance problem
Is a very Important and necessary one,
this clnss of roads represents only n
lesser portion. Tho greuter percent
age of roads In the state arc not lm
proved. Inasmuch as this class of
ronds serve the majority of the people
and this kind of road will always pre
domlnuto, It Is very necessary that at
tention bo directed to proper ways nnd
means of their maintenance.
Each year moro or less construction
work Is being done and the mileage of
Improved roads Increased, and whllo
this work Is going on tho unimproved
roads should be kept in ns good condi
tion ns possible nt a minimum cost.
The best results can only be ob
tained by the enthusiasm and local
pride of the man who uses the road,
lie is the fellow most Interested, nnd
a small amount of intelligent atten
tion by himself and his neighbors will
show grent results on their particular
section of the road.
This rule upnHcd throughout tho
length and hrcudth of any state would
mean d system of earth ronds that
could be pointed to with pride.
PAYING FOR GOOD HIGHWAYS
improved Roads Have Always Been
Necessary Adjunct to State,
Community and Individual.
Good highways nre nnd have ulways
jer-n u necessary adjunct to tho wel
tare of the state, community and Indi
vidual. Tho argument, "Good rouds
lost lots of money," may In reality bo
,tuo when figured In dollars and miles
but Is Incorrect when considered In
enllty. Good roads must bo paid for,
)ut they nro paid for whether they are
iullt or not. Tho wear and breukogo
)n teams, harness and vehicles, and
the Increased cost of hauling on poor
ronds Is costing tho grower fnr more
than the price of building nnd keeping
.n repnlr tho very best roads. lie Is
ictually paying for the roads without
getting them; and, besides, Is put to
much Inconvenience and worry.
In short, good roads cost nothing,
Stored Seed Corn.
Actunl tests have proved that care-.
fully stored seed corn will yield ns
much us 18 bushels more to tho aero
than seed from tho ordinary storngo
of tho corn crop.
Thero Is somefliing lacking In tho no
turo of n man that misuses and mis
treats his horses.
Care for Late Farrows.
Sows with Into furrows need warm
.. X -
Pr .:' ; : ,J
pens nnd good enro for several days.
PLAN OUTLINED FOR
Much Time of Farmer and Labor
of Horses Wasted by the
Present Farm Practice.
It Is Impossible to say how mnny
thousand dollars' worth of time of men
nnd horses Is wasted every year by
the present plan of having each in
dividual farmer go to town with u few
vegetables, chickens, eggs, or n pound
or so of butter. How much better
Is the plan adopted some time ngo by
one neighborhood to which, wo hnvo
rcalled nttentlon: One man was cm-
ployed to act as market ngent for tho
entire group, going to the market town,
say on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sat
urdays, and selling for n commission
of 15 per cent. Three collecting sta
tions wero named (nt farmers' homes),
lono say three miles, one six miles, and
one nine miles from the market town.
To theso collecting stntlons the neigh
bors sent on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday evenings whatever stuff they
wished their market-man to sell for
them, Thns one man did the work of
mnny; n regular line of customers wns
built up ' tho market man knew what
prices were right and got them, nnd
there nro other obvious advantages.
The Progressive Farmer.
HAY STACK ROOF IS MOVABLE
Covering Arranged In Such Manner
That It Can Be Raised or Low
ered as Desired.
In response to n query for n hny-
shed roof that can be raised or low
ered a writer In Tho Farmer mukes
the following reply:
"Wo hnve two of them 10 feet
square, nnd they nre perfectly satis
factory. Tho roof must bo made so ns
to admit the posts at the corners, as
In the cut. The poles should be cut
about 22 feet long nnd set In the
ground about four feet, leaving 18
feet above the ground. Holes should
bo bored In the posts a foot opart as
high as the roof should go, and then
one can raise the roof as high as he
wonts It. Of course, there Is no use
In having It uny higher than one can
pitch the hny, but the roof must he
raised up high enough to work under
while putting In tho liny. When rais
ing or lowering, Iron pins nre placed
In the holes to hold the roof. We
bored one Inch holes. The posts should
be quite heavy, say about nine Inches
at the butt. We use a tackle to raise
ours, one corner at a time, nnd keep
going around until It Is as high as one
FACTORS FOR FERTILE SOIL
Must Be Sweet, Not Acid, and Well
Supplied With Organic Matter to
Produce Big Crops.
A fertile soli must bo sweet, not acid,
nnd well supplied with organic mat
ter and humus. It must have a suit
able texture uud .tilth a favorable en
vironment for the plant roots. The
soil must bo aerated nnd have a sufll
clcnt supply of soli moisture, which In
cludes proper tillage, Irrigation nnd
drainage. All of these fnctors and
others must bo nssoclnted In u sys
tematic plan of soil management In
order thnt tho lnnd may be fertile and
produce largo crops.
TAKE GOOD CARE OF MANURE
Estimates Worked on Basis of Tonnage
Fed Vary Greatly, Because of
Methods of Handling.
Manure Increases crop yields. The
less the rainfall the more Important
the application of manure becomes.
The higher priced the crops nre the
greater tho returns of the manure.
Tho manure adds plant food nnd organ
ic matter to the soil which Is of more
Importance than It at first Beems, ns
the plnnt can f,et along with less moist
ure when the soil Is well supplied with
available plant food such as manuro
furnishes ns It decays.
PROTECTING PEAS IN STORE
Damage by Weevil Overcome by Use
of Air-Slaked Lime or Liquid
The difficulty of keeping seed peas
free of weevil damage Is overcome In
a simple manner by storing them In
ulr-slnkcd lime at the rate of ono part
of the lime to two purls of peas by
weight. Liquid carbon bisulphide will
keep tho seed If It be dipped for a
few minutes In It, but' the full benefit
of the liquid seems to depend upon the
percentage of moisture In the seed ut
the Uiuo of dipping.
DISK HARROW IS CULTIVATOR
Implement Has No Rival In Cutting Up
Plowed Sod Without Lifting i
It Is Handy Tool. '
Tho disk harrow Is moro properly
n cultivator than n harrow. It does
not give the combing effect of either
tho spring tooth or the peg. Its no
tion Is better described ns n cutting
tip t)f the soil as one would do It with
knives. But by throwing tho disk bnrs
nt on angle to the draft so ns to make
tho disks cut anglewlse, a sort of
light plowing or turning of the soil Is
effected, which Is very advantageous
for harrowing In grain which hns been
sown broadcast by hand.
Nownduys, however, hand broadcast
lng of grain Is not common enough to
lend Value to this use of the disk. The
disk does good work In rough land,
and in this connection meets u demand
which neither the peg nor the spring
can ns fully satisfy. The disk linrrow
has no rival In cutting up a plowed
sod without lifting It, nnd ns It can be
set to do practically everything nny
other harrow can do, is n splendid nll
nround cultivating tool.
HIGH VALUE OF GOOD ROADS
Within Next Two Years $1,000,000 Will
Be Spent In Hawaii In Con
Hawaii Is awakening to the vnlue of
good roads. Within the next two yenrs
Honolulu will spend $1,000,000 In rond
building In tho Island of Onhu. Con
crete will be extensively used In tho
work 08 the Hawaiian has learned tho
value of permanent construction. Amer
ican engineers nre largely responsible
for the character of road building In
the territory nnd for the good streets
of the city of Honolulu. Of the latter
there are 234 miles within tho city
propc? nnd, nltogether, 474 In tho coun
ty. Honolulu now hns an arrangement
with the territorial government where
by that city receives $300,000 a yenr
for the construction of streets nnd
$350,000 for maintenance. There Is
In the lntter figures a lesson for Texns
road builders who have n tendency to
exhaust nil road funds on construction
leaving nothing for maintenance.
ESTIMATE VALUE OF PASTURE
Ao Much as $10 an Acre Can Be Ob
tained In a Season From Good
Land $5 la Average.
Somebody wnnts to know the value
per season of pasture land. A re
turn as high as $10 an acre can bo
obtained In a season from good pas
ture land, but this Is above the aver
age. It has been shown possible to
produce valim In dnlry products nnd
beef of $5 to $5.50 nn acre In 30 days,
but this should not be counted on
too confidently. A rental value of really
good pnsture Is $5 a season If restrict
tlon Is put upon tho length of season,
or number of cattle.
OILING OF MUCH IMPORTANCE
Lack of Lubrication on Some of Bear
Ings of Machine Will Cause Dam
ageNo Excuse for Neglect.
More damago can bo done to n ma
chine In half an hour through lack of
oil or grense on some bcnrlngs thnn by
n whole seuson's exposure to tho
wenther, the specialists declare. For
this sort of neglect there can be no
CALF NEEDS GOOD STABLING
Young Animal Demands Plenty of
Good Feed, Water and MIIK
Variety Is Beneficial.
Tho fall calf demands food stn
bllng; It demunds plenty of good feed
nnd plenty of wntqr and milk. Thero
must be promptness and nttentlon, nnd
tho cnlf feeder must be In sympnthj
with his chnrgo and bo ready to mip
ply variety whenever It enn be had.
IS RICHEST OF FERTILIZERS
Hog, Sheep and Chicken Manures Are
Most Valuable Because of Concen
trated Feed They Eat.
From n direct fertilizing standpoint
hog, sheep nnd hen mnnurcs nro the
most valuable because of the lurg
proportion of concentrated food fed t
such stock. By the same reasoning
stnll-fed cuttle produce the richest
dung for fertilizer.
SELECT EGGS FOR SHIPPING
Avoid Those of Thin Shells, Unusually
Long or Irregular In Shape
Wrap In Paper.
In selecting eggs for shipping by
moll, thin-shelled and unusually long
or lrrcgulnr shaped eggs should bo
avoided. Each egg I'hould bo wrapped
In sufficient paper to hold It hiiugly I
Its own Individual comportment lit lb
MATING AND BREEDING PLAN
Quality and Not Quantity Counto
These Dayr Bigger Returns Se
cured From Small Flock.
As quality and not quantity, Is what
counts theso days, It will pay better
to hatch a small number of chicks
from the best fowls In the flock, thnn
It will to hatch o largo .number from
ordinary stock, A great mnny make
tho mistake of trying to keep too
mnny fowls In their breeding yards,
In order to keep n good stock of lay
ers on hand. A small flock that has
Barred Plymouth Rock Cockerel.
been culled, and you know to bo good
stuff, will bring lnrger returns In the
It Is very Important to look after
tho ages of tho fowls to bo mated. As
a rulo cockerels aro mated to hens,
and cocks to pullets. This is all right,
yet ono can get good results by mat
ing fowls of tho snmo ngo, provided
they nro well matured. It Is never
udvlsable to mnto pullets with cock
erels. A male bird two years of age
Twelvo to 14 hens should bo mated
with ono mnlo for best results. It la
sometimes the enso that a malo may
bo mated with n larger number of hens
with good results, but it Is risky to
You should bo sure that you have a
good male bird at tho head of your
flock. If tho malo Is strong and vlg
orous nt nil times, you will nt least,
bo half certain of strong eggs for
PROFITS IN EGGS PRODUCTION
Experimental Results at Indiana Sta
tlon Show That There Is Money
In the Business.
Considerable attention has- been
given to the present lack of profit In
egg production. But data gathered by
tho Purdue Experiment station show
that there has been n good profit dur
Ing the past year, despite tho high
prices of feeds.
Experimental results at that station
hnvo shown thnt It takes six pounds of
mixed feeds to produce n dozen eggs
on the farm. On this basis, with local
grain prices, It cost 0.0 cents for feed
lo produce a dozen eggs In 1014-15;
D.3 cents In 1015-10, and 15.7 cents In
1010-17. During the sumo periods the
nvcrage Income per dozen eggs -was
18.1 cents, 20.2 cents nnd 30.4 cents re
ypectlvcly. This menns a profit over
feed cost of 8.5 cents In the first-named
period; 10.0 cents In the second, and
14.0 cents In tho third, or during thp
Doesn't It look like there's still n
profit In producing eggs on tho farm?
CANKER INDICATIVE OF COLD
Also Results From Injuries Received
Fighting Plan for Treatment
While ennker Is usunlly Indicative ol
a cold, It 1b also tho result of Injury,
When mnlo birds have been fighting,
rankers nre likely to form from Injury
to tho mouth. Germs get rooted In
these wounds nnd set up ulcerating
sores. Digestive disorders will cause
ennker. Look to the diet of birds thnt
nre affected; clean out tho cankers
and upply puro soda, or crcolln, If at
hand. Mnko a swab of cotton on a
toothpick, and touch every spot of the
Bore. Peroxldo of hydrogen, diluted
with an cqunl amount of water, will
cleanse. Tho sore should then bo
touched with cnrbollzed vnsellno.
KEEP POULTRY HOUSES DRY
Difficult Matter When Outside Is Fair
ly Reeking With Moisture
Change Litter Often.
When tho outside Is falnly rceklug
with moisture It is difficult to keep the
Inside of tho poultry quarters from
dampness. Uy changing tho lllter
often and providing ventllntlon enough
to carry o" ell tho foul air, the fowls
can he kept reasonnbly comfortable,
and It Is u relief to know that tldu
kind of weather cannot lust always.
Nee! Help to Pass tie Crisis SV
Iy Proof that Lydia fc. fink
barn's Vegetable CeapeuA
Ca be Relied Upo.
TTptiana 111. 'Trnvlner Chamra nt TJf?
In addition to its annoying symptom, i
1 . A
grippe which lasted
all winter and left
me in a weakened
condition. I felt at
times that I would
n Aver be well Brain.
I read of LydTa E.
and what it did tot
through the Chang
of Life, so I told my
doctor I would try
it I soon began to
gain in Btrength
and the annoying
anmirMl nnd vnnrVns'etAbleComDOuna
has made me a well, strong woman se
I do all my own nousoworK. 1 canae
recommend Lydla E, Pmkhara'a Vege
table Compound too highly to womea
passing through the Change of Life."
Mr8.FRANKHENS0N, 13168. Orchada
St, Urbona, III.
Women who suffer from nervousness,
"heat flashes," backache, headaches
and "the blues" should try this famoHa
root and herb remedy, Lydla E. Fiak
ham's Vegetable Compound.
The Most Valuable Book.
Tho Medico Laurcntlnn museum of
florcncc, Italy, hna In Its possession
A-hnt Is snld to be tho most valuable
)ook In the world. This book Is called
iho "Codex Amlntlnus" nnd Is pro-
lounced by some scholars to be per-
bupa the oldest and by all odds tho
sest ancient Lntln manuscript of the
Bible. The work Is believed to havo
been copied from the translation by St.
Jerome, which ho made direct from
early Greek and Hebrew scripts. Its
origin Is plnccd In tho ninth century,
nnd Is thought to have been tho handi
work of English prleBts.
f)n "nilOMO O I TIN INK"
To gt the remilnn.call tor fall nm LAXAtIVm
JillOMO U0IN1NH. Look for ign&tSM at M. W.
euovu. uanatOolainOBaDfcr, sea
Prlvnto A. Wot kind of cigarette
have you got?
Private 13. (handing him one) Flor
Private A. (takes a few puffs .and
throws It away, remarking) They
would floor better men than Pershing.
Bock Given Out ?
Housework Is too hard for a woman
who is half Bick, nervous and always
tired. But it keeps piling up, and gives
weak kidneys no time to recover. If
your back it lame and achy and your
kidneys irregular; If you nsve "blue
spells," sick headaches nervousness,
dizzinces and rheumatio pains, use"
Doan's Kidney Pills. They havo dona
wonders for thousands of worn out.
A Nebraska Cast)
Falls City, Neb.,
says: "I Buttered ter
ribly with kldnoy
trouble toe yoars.
There was lameness
In my back and sides jUl
veloped Into rheu
matic, pains. It kept
getting worse. I
tried Doan's Kidney
Fills and after using
three boxes I was
entirely cured. My
limbs which had
again their normal size and all toe
soreness had disappeared from veer
joints. Tho trouble una never re
Get Doan's at Abt Store, 60 ow Bos
FOSTER-MILBURN CO. BUFFALO, K.
have stood the test of time.
Purely vegetable. Wonderfully
quick to banish blllousn a,
headache, Indigestion n- to
clear up a bad complexion.
Genuine bears signature
Generally Indicate lack
of Iron In the Dlood
Carter's Iron Pills
Will help this condition
Seas 25c Obuseri 25c & 50c
Soothe the Irritation and you rellero the
Ulitreii. Do both quickly and elTectirely
by promptly utlnj a dependable remedy-
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