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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-AVEEKTjY TJiTHUNE.
New3 of All Kinds Gathered From
Various Points Throughout
OF INTEREST TO ALL READERS
Tlio State Board of Equalization re
ports tliat tlio Union Pacific, with cap
ltal stock of $321,835,100, anil' gross
earnings fn Nehrnskn of $-!4.10i,l;u;.50
during tlio past year, shows net earn
ings of $14,804,744.40, or more than
any other road In the state. The C. It.
& Q. was second with net earnings of
$8,578,158.70, from gross earnings
amounting to $38,124.3r0. Its capital
stock Is listed at $110,830,100. Tho
Missouri Pacltlc Is the only lino to
report a deficit, the loss for the year
Construction of additions to St.
Elizabeth's hospital at Lincoln has he
gun, which will glye the Institution
fifty to seventy-live more rooms, and
which It Is conservatively estimated,
will cost In the neighborhood of $300,-
000. The new four-story wing to be
added on the east of the present build
ing will give the hospital a frontage
of n block and a half. Staff members
say that tlio fifty rooms, If available
now, coidd be filled within two weeks.
Twenty-one head of fat cattle stolen
from the Ditch Camp ranch near
O'Neill were recovered from the Saun
ders county ranch of Otto II. Sehur
num of the Commercial National bunk
of Fremont. They were alleged to
have been stolen by Otto Smith, a cat
tle rustler, during the flood season,
driven to Inniun, nine miles east of
O'Neill, and shipped to Fremont, ac
cording to Fremont olllcials.
The Sunday school of the First Pres
byterian church, O'Neill, claims to
have the two oldest attendants In the
stute regularly attending. They are
Mrs. Julia Irene Dodge, born May 0,
1820, nnd Andrew Potter, who recently
celebrated the 00th anniversary of his
birth. Iloth are regular attendants at
Sunday school regardless of the
Farmers, who have been aiding In
restoring Homer to a habitable condi
tion since the flood have been compel
led to temporarily abandon the work
because of pressing duties on their
farms, but state they will again take
up the task soon. Relief supplies
from the Omaha chapter of the Red
Cross have reached the stricken city.
Sarpy county Is pictured In state
ments made recently to the state en
gineer nt Lincoln by Cass county cit
izens ns declining to join In the build
ing of a bridge on the county line near
Plnttsmouth. Cass couty says the
bridge Is sadly needed and will cost
Lieutenant Governor narrows nt
Lincoln has been advised that mem
bers of the Grand Army. Sons of
Veterans and affiliated organizations
are to be granted a l-cent per mile
railroad fare, to the national encamp
ment at Atlantic City, N. J., this year.
Hog shippers to the South Omaha
market are suffering heavy losses he
cause of the heat. One day last week
of tho total receipts 100 head of hogs
were found deml. Charles Classman
of Spalding lost sixteen In a single
The Farmers Stnte Pnnk of Dix, In
the hands of the state bureau of bank
ing for the past few weeks, has again
opened for business. All difficulties
have been overcome and the Institution
sold to R. A. Babcoek, of Potter.
The body of Oscar Fisher, employe
on the farm of Charles G. Keller, north
of West Point, who was caught In the
fiood waters of Plum Creek, was found
In a deep hole In a pasture not for
from where he was last seen.
A large assemblage attended the
dedicatory services connected with
the'plnclng of the Pershing Ambulance
tablet In the relic room at the state
canltol at Lincoln, Flag day. June 14.
Alfalfa and hay crops of Holt coun
ty nre being cut, nnd Indications are
the yield will be tho heaviest In the
history of the county.
A revival of the gnme of horseshoes
Is planned by tho Fremont Y. M. C. A.,
which will hold n city tournament
The Farmers' Telephone company of
Dodge county has declared a dividend
nf .$11.15 on each share of stock.
Plans have been finished for the new
$75,000 Methodist Episcopal church to
bo erected at Alliance.
The balnnce In the stnte treasury at
tho close of business May 31 was
4,033,0-13.15, according to a report Is
sued by State Treasure.- Cropsy. Tho
report of tho month before showed
3,050.855.08, a gain for the last month
The national prohibition convention,
which will meet In Lincoln, July 21,
promises to he a huge affair. Twenty
six hundred delegates and alternates
are listed and a large number of vis
itors are expected. It Is expected to
be the lust prohibition national con
vention. Farmers of southeastern Nehrnskn
nre discussing the advisability of es
tablishing a co operative elevator on
the Hurlington line at Plattsmouth.
The Ueatrlce Uotnry club has named
a committee to work out plans for
prizes to Rentrlce high school stu
dents who won honors In debating and
C. T. Klumb. farmer, living near
Henderson, signed $10,000 bonds for
Charles II. Wentz, vice-president of
the American Stuto bank nt Aurora,
who Is under Indictment for nlleged
embezzlement of more than $00,000.
The State Department of Agriculture
estimates that Nebraska's 1020 fait
wheat crop wl)l reach rrt.l21),000 or 4,
r10,(HK) under the 11)10 production. In
Its .Tune 1 crop report. The report
gives SS per cent as the condition of
the winter wheat crop, and estimates
it will yield ).8!)0.000 bushels, as com.
pared to 5l,l)7,(X)0 bushels last year.
Spring wheat production will reach
.VJ33.000 bushels compared to 15,078,000
bushels In; 1010. j
It. E. Holland, county agricultural
agent leader, who hns Just returned to
Lincoln from talking with farmers and
county agricultural agenls In about
every suction of the state, reports
there lt no urgent call for laborers
among Nebraska fanners. So far
this ear farmers have been going on
the theory that they will do what they
can and let the rest go undone.
Two Lincoln street car conductors
mode the assertion upon being arrest
ed on a lrrceny charge that the Trac
tion company has been losing $.".000 a
month by a systematic robbing of tho
coin boxes by conductors. The rob
hlng was accomplished by means of a
specially made wrench, said to have
been devised by a young man employ
ed hy the compnny n year ago.
Inability of the Missouri Pacific io
rurnisii cars for grain shipments to
towns along Its line In Nebraska Is re
sponsible for grain being hauled to
Plattsmouth for shipment over the
Burlington where cars are nvallable,
hut there Is no elevator and the grain
must be scooped by hand Into (he cars.
The Nebraska supreme court has
ruled that the four A. O. U. W. lodges
In Omnha, which withdrew from thn
Jurisdiction of Nebraska and went
Into the Iowa Jurisdiction a few years i
ago, still have the right to retain the '
shares of stock they held In the A. O.
U. W. temple In Omaha.
Ouardlans of the law at Lincoln
were all In a llutter the other day
when word reached the city that con- I
vlcts Denson and Barrett, who escaped
from a road gang near Tecumseh.
were seen In the vicinity of Belleville,
Kas. It was a false nlnrin. imunw.r
and the men are still at large,
Nebraska ranked second among nil
states of the union In the recent
American Legion membership drive,
and this state now has over 270 posts,
thirty women's auxiliaries and over
20,000 members. Every county In the
stnte with the exception, of two have
one or more posts.
, Some wild scenes were enacted at
the South Omaha stock market tho
past week, one In particular being tho
sale of a carload of good butcher cat
tle to four different speculators Insldo
of two hours,' the price starting at
13.00 per hundred and ending at
Discovery of part of the loot taken
from tho Shuck-Mnther hardware store
of Mllford at Omaha dispells all
suspicion that honor prisoners from
the state penitentiary, who are work
ing on a road gang near there, were
Implicated In the robbery.
Word has reached Tecumseh thnt
Chief Quartermaster O. F. Alfken of
that place, lost his life In a battle with
a shark February 18 In Guatanamo
bay, Cuba, after making a parachute
dive from a balloon.
It Is generally believed In Lincoln
that General Pershing, who has an-1
nouneed he will retire from army life
within the next few months, will en
gage In business In the Nebraska
The federal census bureau, which
announced the population of Rentrlce
as a little more than 5,000 has revised
the figure to 0,004, n gain of .'10S, or
3.3 per cent, since 1010.
The Albion Commercial club voted
to change the name to Community
club. This action wns taken lo get
the farmers Interested in community
Freda, 10-year-old daughter of Fred
Rostlemnnn, of Stoddard, was stricken
with death at the home of her pnrents
four hours before she was to 'become a
Mrs. Mnrle Weekes of Norfolk1 was
chosen by members of the Non-pnr-pnrtlsan
league, to run by petition for
congress from the Third district.
WIsner Is to bnve a fast basebnll
team on the field this season. The
American Legion chapter has chargo
of the team.
Hundreds of farmers attended tho
dedication of the new $00,000 llvo
stock sales pavllllon at Norfolk.
Plans are under way for the forma
tion of two additional posts of tho
American Legion at Omaha.
The Nebraska state tennis cham
pionship tourney will he held nt
Omaha, starting August 0.
Prospects for good fruit crops In
southeastern Nebraska are exception
ally favorable, growers report.
More than 200 box cars suitable for
the moving of grain were unloaded hy
orders from the termlnnls committee.
In the Omahn yards Just the other day,
nnd made avnllnblo for the grain serv
ice In Nehrnskn.
Jmlge J. P. Hannn, 50. of the Elev
enth Judlclnl district, owner of severnl
farms In Greeley county and well
known In central Nebraska, died sud
denly of heart failure at his home at
Record price for farm land, around
St. Edward was shattered the other
day when Mrs. A. E. Amies sold her
farm for $000 an acre.
The price of Nebraska land Is still
soaring. It Is thought a record for
eastern Nebraska land wns made when
J. P. Tleknor sold his farm, near
Firth, for $070 an aero.
Reports from Washington nre to tho
effect thnt the reduction In the annual
agricultural appropriation hill will
cause tho abandonment of federal co
operating testing work In Nebraska
and severnl other states.
What's the Matter With Alaska?
lii.iin in.,. .., to mitut- a Minn, permanent community. We have all the
precious and commercial metals, the coal and oil possibilities, timber In plenty,
the world's greatest fisheries, agricultural and grazing lands and a small but
"There Is, though, something radically wrong with the management. Tho
whole government of the territory Is a crazy quilt.
"The discouraged settler pulls his stakes and packs his freight In dlsgimt."
Mead: From Office
From office boy to bishop In the
Methodist Episcopal church Is the rec
ord held by the Rev. Dr, Charles L
Mead, for the last six years pastor of
Trinity MethodJst church, Denver. He
was named n bishop at the general
conference of the church nt Des
Doctor Mend was born In Vlennn,
N. J., In 1808. the son of the Rev. nnd
Mrs. Joshua Mead. At the age of six
teen, nfter graduating from a prepara
tory school, he gained employment
with the Merchants' National hank of
Ilackettstown, N. J as an office boy.
where he remained for three years,
when he decided to tnke up the min
istry. While attending New York uni
versity .lie became a football star. He
was also on the university bnsehal
nine. Rlshop Mead was graduated
from New York university In 1800 nnd
Inter from Drew Theological seminary.
After being ordained he wns awarded the doctor's degree from Syracuse uni
versity. He became pastor at Newark, N. J.; Hoboken. N. J., nnd Raltlmore. Md.
Before going to Denver, six years ago, he wnB pastor of Mndlson Avenue
church, New York city.
He was asked to accept service with the overseas Y. M. C. A. with a
promlst; that be would be sent to the front. He sailed for France early In
April, 1018, where he remained for six months. As n Y. M. C. A. chaplain he
served on nil fronts and traveled throughout France In the Interest of tho
soldiers of the A. E. F. Most of his time, however, wiib spent with the Seventy-seventh
and Seventy-eighth divisions.
Queen Can't Play Second Fiddle
to the Cnltcd States The General Federation of Women's clubs hns Invited
me io 'je Its guest nnd offers have
travel throughout the country."
Senator W. II. King of Utah
(Dem.), Is active In any debate "
matters of economy. He said recently
In a debate on the proposed budget
system, In part :
"We have believed thnt our re
sources were limitless and thnt no iin
providence nor extravagance could
Jeopardize nor endanger our future.
We have regarded our country ns vast
In aren and unrestricted In powrr.
Wo have employed the microscope.
We have Insisted upon doing big
things In n big way. Wo have op
posed conservation nnd economy and
thrift and a Jealous regard for the
small thlngs'whether they were mate
rial or abstract."
Thin characteristic Is pre-eminently
American and bus found expression
In our private lives. In our business af
fairs, and In our administration of our
municipal, stnte anil national govern
ments. This view, which has become
a national trait, bus developed n spirit of prodigality and extravagance. We
bnve not worked Intensively nor applied ourselves with the scientific and In
vestigating spirit to the detallB of life.
"There must bo a radical change among the people.
"The curriculum of our school should be so modified us to Impress upon
the coming generation the Imperative necessity of thrift and the dignity and
i BucredncsB of labor."
"WimiH the matter with Alaska?"
UN fair to take the place of the his-
orlc Inquiry regarding Kansas. Gov.
I'homas ltlggs, Jr., was asked this
luestloti the other day In Washington,
"Governor, what's the matter with
Alaska? Some people refer to It as
:be most bedeviled, harassed and gov-nnnent-peeked
possession of the Unit
ed States. We have always been un
der the Impression that the Alaskan
country was rich In gold, silver, cop
per, coal, timber, fine agricultural
"mids and other vast natural re
sources and therefore ought to he mak
ng rapid strides In advancement along
dl lines. Yet we umjerstnnd It Is
neither progriwlng nor even standing
still, but Is actually going bneU-wnrd.
A'hafs the answer?"
"There Is absolutely nothing the
natter with Alaska," was his quick
and earnest reply. "We have oVory-
- Boy to Bishop
Queen Marie of Roumnnla Is too
clever to play second liddle to a pres
idential election In the United States.
So she and King Ferdinand have de
cided to postpone their visit till next
spring. King Ferdinand says- he's
too busy to come this year.
"After Queen Marie and I visit
Bessarabia nnd pay official calls at
some European capitals," said tho
king, "we will be able to plan our trip
to America, to which we are both look
ing forwnrd with great pleasure."
Queen, Mnrle, however, remarked
that the American people "would
have no time to receive a queen while
busy selecting n president."
"I am afraid," she continued, "I
should bo In the way If I went to your
country In the midst of n national po
litical campaign. As practical people
you must ho more Interested In presi
dents than In queens. I think next
spring would be a better time to go
been made by railroad olllcials for our
Cry for Economy
MANY YOUNG PEOPLE COULD AS WELL CARE '
mp Pnw aq JO MANAGE CALF FOR YFA,
He lb a boy Scout by Profession, but
(Prepared by the United Btatcs Depart
ment of AKricuttiire.)
If you started out to find, nmong
Hie boys of today In the United States,
the one who Is to become the first man
In the world In relation to dairying,
the first place you would go would not
be a cotton farm In South Cnrollnn,
would It? But -that would have been
the place to go on that mission 30
years ngo. The present chief of the
dairy division, United States depart
ment of agriculture, would have been
the hoy. You would have found him.
probably, chopping cotton or maybe
plowing corn dr cutting whent with nn
old-fashioned cradle. And you might
huve picked hlin for a leader In any
one of half a dozen agricultural lines,
but not for dairying, because ricre
was no market for milk In his com
munity. How a Dairyman Was Made.
How do you suppose he happened to
become a dairy specialist? Well, bis
aunt gave him n .heifer one time. He
cared for the animal, fed her, milked
her, sold her calves and kept the
money, and generally felt that tlio cow
was his. His Interest In that cow
led to his Interest In all cows.
That Is one of tho Illustrations thnt
the department of agriculture might
cite In beginning Its work of encour
aging the formation of boys' cow clubs.
Fhere nre many calf clubs. Banks
have done a great deal toward encour
nglng boys to own cnlves. Tile plan,
ordlnnrlly, Is to lend a boy money to
buy n calf," which he keeps for a
year, then sells, and repays the hank.
The dairy specialists believe that thero
should be cow clubs, also nnd there
are a few already. A boy can borrow
nifiiey to buy n heifer about1 ready to
freshen, nnd make her pay for herself
In from one to two years, provided, of
course, that there Is an avnllnblo mar
kej for his milk or cream.
One of the objects sought, of course,
Is to Interest the hoy In cows and In
dairying, hut the dairy specialists be
lieve that they wo a way to use the
cow for deepening the boy's Interest
In other things. They propose, wher
ever It can he done, thnt the cow be
come the basis of tho boy's arithmetic
For the average boy, It Is point oil
out, arithmetic Is not relnted to life.
CROPS PRODUCED IN
Nearly One-Half of Corn Is From
Northwestern States Raise Most of
Wheat, While Louisiana Leads With
Rice Bulk of Potatoes Come
From Northern States.
Although most of the crops of this
country are produced In many of the
states, If not all, It Is not generally
realized that a large fraction of the
national nop, perhaps most of It, Is
the product of a few states. Speak
ing for 1010. It may be said that near
ly one-half of the great corn crop Is
found In the five stntes of Iowa, Illi
nois, Texas, Nebraska and Indiana.
Kansas contributed one-tlfth of the
winter wheat crop; North Dakota,
Minnesota and South Dakota nenrly
three-fifths of tho spring wheat nnd
seven-elKhths of the flax seed; Penn
sylvania and New York, nearly two
thirds of buckwheat ; Louisiana, nbout
one-half of the rice, and that state,
California, and Texas nearly seven
eighths. Tobfieco Is highly concentrated In
Kentucky nnd North Cnrollnn. from
which more than one-hnlf of the crop
came. Texas, Georgia nnd South Car
olina produced more than one-hnlf of
the cotton'; Alnbnma, Texas and Vir
ginia more than one-hnlf of the pea
nuts; Wisconsin and Illinois 42 per
cent of the clover seed.
Nearly one-hnlf of the oats grew In
Iowa. Illinois. Texas. Minnesota and
Wisconsin: two-flfth of the potato
crop In New York. Michigan, Wiscon
sin, Minnesota nnd Pennsylvania:
more than one-half of the barley In
California. South Dakota. Minnesota.
Kanas and North Dakota nnd of the
rye, North Dakota, Michigan. Wiscon
sin. Mlnnesotn and Nebraska.
He Is Building a Business Future
a Good Cow.
The figures nre not symbols they nro
just figures. Every problem Is an nln
stract 4 times 4. or 0 per cent of 385.
extremely tiresome nnd uninteresting,
because It does not connect with nny
thlng that the boy knows In his cvery
Making Dead Figures Live.
But If multiplication means four
pound of cream from tin" boy's own
cow thultlplled by 40 cents nt thu
creamery door, or If percentage monnw
the portion of the milk that, can bo
sold as cream, then arithmetic boeomeH
related to life, because It deals wltli
the things thnt the hoy touches mid I
Interested In. It Is possible to haw,,
tho whole of the boy's arithmetic out
his work with the cow. IIo would;
keep track of all the feed she con-,
sumes, the cost of the feed, nnd Inter
on the nutrition ratios from time to
time. He would keep track of thoj
milk produced, the fat It contnlns, bow
much butter It would make, nnd whntj
It would be worth nt varying prlcea
for different grades' of butter. Some-!
where along the line he would flguroj
the cost of raising n calf and bnlnnco
It against the price the calf would?
bring. Ho would learn nrltlimetlc, get.
a basis of huslnews, nnd become n prne
tlcal dairyman and cattle husbandman.
Think the Idea Over.
Not every boy, of course, Is fn ponF
tlon to do a thing like that. The big
gest limiting factor, It is realized, It
tho schoolteacher. There nre n great'
many tenchers of rural schools who1
could not tench dairy nrltlimetlc; and
there nre a great many others who
could tench It If they had time, hut nro
no busy thnt they could not give It tho
necessary attention. But, all over tho
country, there are neighborhoods
where the 'scheme would work, and
In practically every neighborhood then
nre some hoys who cobld Just as well
manage a cow as grow a calf for a year
nnd then sell It.
The department does not expect that
the thing will become general all nt
once, but suggests It as a matter to bo
thought over by boys, pnrents, teach
ers, progressive bankers, nnd others.
And tho thinking along this line nrod
not be confined to boys, either. Thero
nre probably nearly as many girls ns
there nre boys who could very well tin
dertuke the management of a cow.
ALL SCRUB SOWS DISCARDED'
Florida Farmer Not Satisfied With!
Quality of Stock He Was Keep
ing Disposes of Females.
Two purebred sires nnd 20 head of,
scrub female live stock were the prop-'
erty of a Florida farmer a short tlmo'
ago. Not satisfied, however, with tho
quality of stock kept, he disposed of'1
all his scrub sows, nine In number.
Likewise, he Is Incubntlng CO eggs of'
standard-bred poultry ns-n baslH for?
a well-bred flock to replace his scrubs'.
These facts, reported to the United'
States department of agriculture In
connection with the movement for bet
ter live stock Indicate that progress
ive live stock owners are not satisfied
with the ownership of pure-bred mules,
but desire to Improve the female stock
LIVE . STOCKR
Old ewes cannot bo profitably fas
tened for market.
A good rape pasture should carry
20 pigs to the acre for the season,
Horses nnd mules bnve been foil
sllngo successfully and economically.
Good western merino ewes bred u
the Shropshire buck will prove very
Dipping Is the only practical way to
rid sheep of ticks nnd lice, say expe
rienced sheep men.
I'lgs fed corn on good pasture need
about one-half as much skimmed millc
for each pound of corn.
Too many farmers follow the pvtie
tlce of weaning pigs when too young.,
many being weaned at six und xevtia
weeks of age
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