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THE SEMI WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
OF RODENT FOES
Four-Footed Pests Work Mainly
at Night or in Subterranean
LIST OF FUR-COATED FOES
Brown Rat and Mouse Aro Most De
structlve Little Animals Not Al
ways Found in One Place or
Under Similar Conditions.
Prepared by tlio United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Of nil tho pests with which garden
ers have to contend, tho fur-coated
ones are often the most bnflllng.
Weeds can bo kept down by cultiva
tion. Destructive Insects usunlly work
by daylight. There Is llttlo doubt as
to where they are or what they are
doing. Four-footed pests, on the other
hand, work mainly at night or under
ground, aro wary and agile, and, In
consequence, nre particularly dllllcult
to apprehend. Unless the mnn with the
hoe Is familiar with the signs and
liablt3 of tho destructive quadrupeds,
he wonders what became of the seeds
Among the native American animals
which invade gardens aro raccoons,
wooddiucks, ground squirrels, pralrlo
dogs, rabbits, rats, mice, moles, and
pocket gophers. To this list special
ists of the United States department
TALL FESCUE GRASS
HAS ITS ADVANTAGES
Produces More Feed Than tho
Common Meadow Variety.
Only Apparent Objection to It Is That
It Does Not Produce Seed Abun
dantly Good Plan to Sow
After Wheat or Oats.
(Prepared by tho United Statos Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Tall fescue, nn upright, perennial
grass, has advantages over tho moro
commonly grown meadow fescue,
which it resembles closely. Tests with
tho two prases conducted by tho Uni
ted States department of agriculture
ludlcatc that the tall fescuo produces
moro feed and Is In general .more hardy
or robust. It does not up&enr to "
susceptlblo to nttacks of oat smut,
which frequently damages thf seed
crop of the meadow fescue In Kr.asas,
Nebraska and Missouri. While some
what coarser It appears to bo equally
palatable and nutritious. Apparently
the only objection to It Is thut It does
not produce seed as abundantly as tho
meadow fescue, and the principal rea
son why It ils not more generally grown
is the high price of the seed, liccnuso
the seed is Scarce and expensive It is
frequently poor In quality, which Is
accountable for the dllllculty experi
enced by some growers lu getting a
Tall fescue has the undesirable hab
It of ripening Its seed very unevenly.
nnd this fault, with the fact that It
sends up few seed-producing stems,
Bur a Farm Now.
Decaono iml Is cheaper than It wilt over
be aitaln. The U. a llallroad Administration
la prepared to furnish (res information to
homeseekora revardlna farming opportune
ties. We have nothing to aelli no money to
tend: onlr information to givo. write me
tullr with refoenee to your deeds. Namo
the atate you want to learn about. J. I
Jtawardn. Manager, Agricultural orcuon,
V. S. Itnllrond Administration, Iloora 70,
Washington, V. C adv.
Tho mere fact that a man doesn't
call you a liar Is no reason that ho
doesn't think you aro one.
USE LABOR-SAVING METHODS
of agriculture add a few emigrants mnkog tho y,e,d Kht F,eldg n north,
from the old world, notably the brown
rat and the house mouse, tho two most
destructive animal pests In tho wprld.
Fortunately, these rascals are not all
found In one place or under the sumo
May Kill Woodohucks In Burrows.
The woodchuck or ground-hog de
Tours a wide vurlety of garden prod
ucts; It Is especially fond of bean
-vines. It may bo caught In n steel
trap set at the entrance of Its den.
"When In a burrow It may be killed
there by an ounce and a half of car-
lion dlsulnhld absorbed In cotton
The Mole Is Just One of the Ro
dents the Gardener-Must Keep Out.
waste, or by an ounce of blasting
powder In a bottle exploded by means
of a fuse, all entrances to the burrow
heinir closed In either case before
the gases aro liberated.
In the JIIsslsslppl valley and to tho
westward there are prairie dogs and
many kinds of ground squirrels de
structlve to seeds, fruits and greon
-vegetation. They inuy he caught In
steel traps set at tho entrance to their
burrows or where their ruuways lead
through a fence,
Raccoons destroy corn In the roast
ing ear stage and have a curiously
Artistic habit of removing the edible
tnrt of a melon through a hole In tho
rind the size of a sllvtir dollar. They
may be caught in steel traps carefully
covered and baited with meat or fish,
or may be hunted with dogs at night
Kuhblts uttack bean vines, many veg
ctables, berry bushes, and the bark of
young fruit trees. They may be kept
out of a garden by a fence built of
1-Inch poultry netting, extending
Inches below the surface of the ground
nnd 2 feet above It.
Moles eat but llttlo vegetable food,
tint they are disliked In gardens be--
vMise their burrows often follow tho
drills lu which young vegetables aro
lrrowinir. causing the roots to wither
nnd die. Worse than this Is the fact
that their tunnels are thoroughfares
lor mice which destroy seeds, pota-
toes, sweet potatoes and other vege
tables. Moles arc caught lu traps es
peciall.vi designed for the purpose,
Their skins lire valuable as fur, and
' find n ready sale.
Mice Favored by Trash.
Native rats and mice are outdoor
animals at all seasons. Many house
rats ond mice Join them In summer,
All of them feed on seeds and several
of them destroy bulbs, tubers, root
crops and young trees. They may
bo caught in trups baited with nut
meats or rolled oats. Those making
runways may be caught In an unbailed
trap sot so they will touch tho pun In
passing. A useful poison for rats and
mice may be prepared by mixing a
ouart of moist oatmeal with one-six
teenth of an ounce of powdered
Pocket gophers maintain an elab
orate system of tunnels In tho earth,
which they are continually extend
Ing. They are voracious feeders and
storo quantities of potatoes, roots anil
seeds for winter use. They may bo
caught by opening the end of a bur
row where soil has been thrown out
nnd setting In It n gopher trap. They
eastern Kansas which ordinarily yield
12 to 18 bushels of meadow fescuo
seed produce only three to seven bush'
els an acre of tall fescue. Tests nt
Pullman, Wash., Indicate that In east
ern Washington seed cun .bo produced
more successfully than In eastern Kan
sas. Planted In rows 18 Inches apart
and cultivated, yields as high as 24
bushels an acre have been obtained.
In eastern Kansas and Missouri fait
seeding of tall fescue seems to give
the best results, but In sections whero
the winters are more severe, and
whero there Is considerable freezing
and thawing, causing the ground to
heave badly, spring seeding is prefer
able. It Is a good practice to sow on
ground that has been previously In
wheat or oats aud which has been
plowed In July or early August Tall
fescue Is also sown successfully In fall
wheat or rye. Seed may.be sown el
ther broadcast or with a press drill,
the latter method giving the best re
sults. When a drill Is used it Is well
to sow one-half of the seed each way,
so as to cover the ground more evenly.
A perfect stand Is sometimes secured
with about fifteen pouilds of seed nn
acre, but 20 to 20 pounds are recom-
mended under most conditions,
When the meadow Is Intended prl
mnrlly as a hay crop the grass Is cut
with a mower Just as It Is coming Into
bloom. Tho processes of curing and
stacking are similar to those for tlm
othy nnd other hay grasses. In har
vesting the seed crop the grass must
bo cut as soon as It begins to take
on a yellowish color, otherwise consid
erable seed will be lost through shat
terlng. It Is cut with a grain binder
and placed In small shocks to cure,
and the thrashing ordinarily Is done
directly from the shocks In the field
An ordinary grain separator can be
used for thrashing by cutting off most
of the blast from the fan. Special
screens are of value, but are not neces
sary, as a wheat riddle does fairly sat
Expensive Equipment Rarely Pay
Even on Large Poultry Farms-
Some Practical Devices.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of AKrleulture.j
Labor-saving 'met hods enn bo uti
lised to better advantage on commer
cial poultry farms by careful plannlns
of tho arrangement of the buildings
and by installing simple lubor-savlnn
devices. An expensive htbor-savini!
equipment rarely pays even on large
Some, of the practical devices nre
large dry-mash hoppers In which all
tho mush Is fed. the nlnlng of watet
to be convenient to ench house, and
In a lone house the Installing of
simple trolley system to carry the teea
and to be utilized In cleaning tut
house. If several houses are used the
should be arranged to save steps. Suf
llclent yard space should be allowed
to keen the ground In good condition
It is a serious mistake to allow only
it very small amount of yard space and
thereby overstock the land and pro
duce soli contamination,
A practical and comparatively Inex
pensive equipment consists of one or
more long houses containing from W)U
to 1.000 hens arranged with double
varus and kept only for the produc
tion of market eggs. The yarns snouio
he from 100 to 150 feet deep and
should be plowed and sowed frequent
ly to cililck-urowlng crops to keep the
land fresh. Such a house can he lilted
with two large yards, one on each side,
which reduces the expenses of parti
tions In the yards and also greatly fa
cilitates labor nnil cultivating thr
Cutlcura for Pimply Face.
To remove pimples and blockheads
smear them with Cutlcura Ointment.
Wash off In five minutes with Cutl
cura Soap and hot water. Onco clear
keep your skin clear by using them for
dally toilet purposes. Don't foil to in
cludo Cutlcura Talcum. Adv.
Sllenco Is moro eloquent than words.
BETTERS LOOK OUT!
Kidney nnd bladder troubles don't
disappear of themselves. They grow
upon you, slowly but steadily, under
mining your health with deadly cer
tainty, until you fall ft victim to In
Stop your troubles while there, la
time. Don't wait until llttlo pains be
come big nehes. Don't trifle with dis
ease. To avoid futuro suffering begin
treatment with GOLD MEDAL Unor
liun fill f!nnsuleB now. Take thrco or
four every day .until you feel that you
aro entirely Irco irom pain.
This well-known preparation has been
one of the national remedies or Hol
land for centuries. In 1000 the govern
ment of tho Netherlands fronted a aw
cial charter authorizing Its sale.
The good liouscwire ot Holland would
almost as soon be without food as with
out her "Ileal Dutch Drops," as shft
quaintly calls GOLD MEDAL IIanrlcn
Oil Capsules. Their use restores
strength nnd la responsible in a great
measure for tho sturdy, robust health;
of tho Hollanders.
Do not delay. Co to your druggist
nnd Insist on his supplying you with a
box of GOLD MEDAL Haarlem OU
Capsules. Tnko them nn directed, and
if you aro not satisfied with results your
druggist will gladly refund your money.
Look for tho unmo GOLD MEDAL on
the box and accept no other. In sealed
boxes, thrco elics.
"What aro you selling bananas for
"To mako n living."
How many worthy men hrtvo wo scoal
survlvo their own reputations. Mon
POTATO BIN IS VENTILATING
Material Required Includes Four
Strong Sticks, a Discarded Frame
and Gunny Sack.
To make this bin four sticks oC
fire wood, or other similar material
are required for supports, and a dis
carded picture frame and a gunny
sack. Tho sack Is taken apart to form
Gunny Sack Supported on a Framo
Mounted on Posts for a Simple Ven
tllatlng Potato Bin.
one thickness and tacked to the frame.
Tho texture of the material Is suf
ficiently open to allow plenty of good
ventilation. If no picture framo is
at hand make a framo of 2 by 4-In.
stock. Edward It. Smith, In Popular
Barred Plymouth Rocks on Govern
ment Farm at Beltsvllle.
yards, i otisiiioranie green iceu can dp
grown Incidentally In - keeping these
yards fresh and In good condition.
The use of mammoth incubators ma
terially cuts down the labor necessary
In hatching large numbers of chickens,
and n brooding system of stove brood
ing houses, or a smnll hot-wuter pipe
system nmkes an economical brooding
equipment and one which can be con
ducted successfully with u minimum
amount of labor. The breeding stock
under these conditions should bo kept
in colony houses scattered over a con
siderable area, nnd If possible nllowed
free range, using their eggs for match
ing during tho breeding season and
keeping from f0 to 100 hens In each
On the average general farm the
poultry docs not receive sufliclent enro
to produce the best results, but by
better arrangement of buildings and
hciter methods the same amount of
poultry could be fcept with the Inlmr
now being used and better results i
tallied, while In many cases the size
of the Hocks could be Increased and
greater profits realized for the labor
On commercial poultry farms care
ful planning of equipment will greatly
reduce InbQr, but a very Intensive
system Is detrimental to profitable re
sults with poultry. The danger 1
often too great Intensification, whb-h
while temporarily reducing labor dot-
not provide conditions under whi l
poultry can be reproduced successfully
with good results.
Use qf Poultry Tonics.
The use of poultry tonics to redact1
I he cost of egg production does not
seem to be successful.
KEEP SHARP WATCH FOR CATS
Are Here Told the Beet Remedy
for Their Troubles
Froemont, 0.-UI 'was passing through tho critical
period of life, being forty-six years of ago and had all
tho symptoms incident to that onango -neat uasnos, ,
nerrousness. and waflln a perioral run down condition,
do it was hard for mo to do my work. Lydla E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound wan recommonded to mo as
the best ramedv for mv troubles, which it surely proved
to be. I feel better and otronger in ovory way olnce
taking It, and tho annoying symptoms hnvo disap
peared." Mm M. Goddeh, 025 Napoleon St., Fremont,
Worth, Haven, Conn. "Lydla E. Plnltham'n Vegeta
ble Compound restored my health after everything elso
had failed when passing through change of life, lhero
r like it to overcome tho trying Bymptoms."
Urn, Flo&ekcb Ifimr.T.A,Box 107, North Havon, Conn,
LYDIA E. PINKHAtf
fam tike gff6t. smir& HW ffa jiraatosft gdL
LYDIA E.P1NKHAM MEDICINE CO. LYNll.MASS.fi
THIS HEAD WORTH $10,000
London Doctors Eager to Examine
Brain of Man Known ao
Of courso you have heard of Datns,
the human emcyclopedln tho man
who can memorize and reel off dates
quicker than the lire of a mnchlne
gun ; thb man on whoso head the doc
tors have pluced a prlco of 2,000?
"But I am not anxious to sell It yet
for dissection," Datas told a writer
for London Tlt-Blts fhe other day.
"It Is worth moro to mo than 2,000."
Datas has lately been devouring
war facts and had Just added a couple
of thousand In two and a half hours
to his repertoire when we met.
"For an outlay of twopence," ho
Bald, "I bought a little book on u
bookstall, called 'Two Thousand Facts
About the War.' I bought It ond road
the list through In two and a half
hours and then knew It by heart."
There Is no doubt about It. I test
ed Datas with tho book In my hand,
nnd no matter what question I asked
him dates of battles, air raids, names
of ships sunk, famous generals' cn
recrs ho answered them without hesl
tatlon, says the writer.
Dntas has had many amusing nnd
curious experiences, but the most ex'
traordlnary was tho friendly dinner ho
shared with John Lee, tho Babbacombe
murderer, and tho late James Barry,
tho executioner who tried to Ilang
can be poisoned by placing In their Poultryman Must Keep Up Fight
burrows email pieces or ircsn sweci
potato or parsnip coated with pow
dered strychnlno alkaloid, the propor
tlon being onc-olghth of nn ounce of
strvchnlnc to four qunrts of the bait,
Farmers' Bulletin 070, "Field Mlco
Farm and Orchard 1'ests;" TU7,
"Poftontnll Rabbits in Relation to
Trees and Farm Crops ;" and 932, "Ro
dent rests on tlio Farm," contain full
iiimcHons for combating theso uul-
Against Furred and Feathered
Look out for hawks, foxes, cats nnd
other marauders at this season. You
will need to wago wur all tho tlmo
against the furred and feathered chlck
I on thieves'. Foxes and hawks aro par
ticularly plenty and bold In some sec
tions. The hawk, especially tho llttlo
bullet hawk, will do away with a lot
i of llttlo chicks.
Table Scraps for Chickens.
There Is u certain amount of tn! le
scraps and kitchen waste which Im
feeding value, but which If not ftl
finds Its way Into the garbage pall. '
every household, no matter how f"
nomlcnl the housewife.
Poultry Is tho only class of domes' i
animals which Is suitable for convert
ing this wuate malerlal, right wln-rc
t Is produced in the city. Into wlnl
some and nutritious food In the form
of eggs anil poultry meat.
Lee three times but fulled. "Berry,
after ceasing to be u executioner, set
up at Bradford ns a phrenologist and
character reader," said Datas. Ills
card bore tho words: "Heads exam
ined." He examined u good many
heads in his tlmo."
IfilQ All Pita::!
ft mm. Nrt. cl.an "m.ntl. Hr.li.T
ula f ractk
nt anlll etr iln ovnri
'IH pot wliorinia
Dressed to Kill In "Shell-Cloth."
Shell-cloth Is the name of a new
fabric being manufactured In Eng
land. The stuff Is a line serge and nn
essential part of projectiles.
And now that the war is over the
stuff Is going Into the muklng of
clothes Instead of shells, says the
Philadelphia North American. It
ought to make "staggeringly" good
looking clothes, don't you think? One
woman might say quite truly to an
other: "Oh, my dear, she was dressed
to kill, all in sliellcloth."
Or, on the other hand, what clever
opportunity for the feminine cat to
suy thut her dear enemy Las "shock
lug taste in tho matter of clothes 1"
Boy's Bill of Fare.
George Bailey, answering tho In
quiry, "What Is good for a boy to eat?"
says : 1
"At this time of tho year, nccordlng
to the theories extant in North Caro
Una In 1870, a boy should have dully
plenty of green fruit, pine rosin, young
cucumbers, raw new potatoes, green
blackberries, doughnuts, branch water
...... l.n.nn in IKn ainlmm nn liln "
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Economy to Both
Health and Purse
follow a change from
coffee to the American
A rich, full-bodied
beverage boiled full
fifteen minutes after
boiling begins. Pure
and free from the
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Two sizes, usually sold at 15c and 25c.
At Grocers Evervwhere!
Ideal for the
Ail drtiRKltU; Soap SS, Ointment 2S Mid 50, Talcum IS.
sample eacu xree ox --uaueara. upt. x. aonoq.
Nova Scotia Cherries.
Tho province of Nova Scotia ralsei
exceedingly large und luscious black
Now It tli Tima to Gtt Rid of Then Ujly SpU
Tbere'i do lonier tba tllthteit need of feeling
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ure 17. it la aeldom that more than one
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Be eure to aak for the doubt itrengtb Otbtaa.
a tbla la aold under guarastc , of money baca
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And lots of men make fools of them
selves by doing the fool things thej;
aro invited to do.
Million ot people In fact about 9 out ot
10 a utter moro or teea from Indlgoatlon,
aouto or chronlo. Nearly avery coie Is
eauaed by Acld-Stomtvch.
Tbere are other atomach dlaorders whloh
nlao are aura alena ot Acid-Stomach belch
ing-, heartburn, bloat after eatlnc. food re
peating, eour, crasay atomach. There ar
many atlmenta which, while they do not
cauae much dlatreaa tn the atomaoh Itself,
are, nevertheless, traceable to an acid
atomach. Among tbeae are nervousness,
btllouanens, cirrhosis ot the ltver, rheuma
tism, Impoverished blood, weakness, insom
nia, melancholia and a long train ot phys
ical and mental mlaerlea that keep tho
victims In miserable health year after year.
Tie rlcht thing to do Is to attack theso
ailments at their sourca get rid of tho (veld
stomarh. A wonderful modern remedy called
EATONIC now makea It easy to do this.
One ot hundreds of thousands cf grateful
users of EATONIC wrltesi "I have been
troubled with Intestinal Indigestion for about
nine years and have spent quite a sum for
medicine, but without relief. After using
BATON IO for a few days the eras and palna
In my bowels disappeared. EATONIC la just
the remedy I needed,"
We have thousands ot letters telling of
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yon, too, will be just as entbuslaatlo In its
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. HAIR DALSAM,
A toilet preparation ot cmlCl
Helpi to eradicate dandruff, j
ForRestoring Color and ff
Beauty toGray or Faded Hair,
too, aaq 11.00 at Drurglita. ,
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