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NORTII PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
WEIGHING MILK FOR MARKET
Less Trouble Detweon Producers and
Dealers If Records Aro Kept
at Both Ends Of Line.
(Prepared by the United State Department
Producers who ship milk to city
distributors have voiced frequent com
plaints because of tho disparity be
tween their figures on tho quantity of
milk shipped and those of the dealers
on the quantity received. In order to
locato tho cause of complaint by study
ing the actual loss between tho coun
try shipping point nnd the city plant
the United States Department of
Agriculture made an Investigation on
the Baltimore market. Ilecords kept
on moro than 1,100 cans showed that
the loss between the country station
and tho city plant was less than 1 per
cent. The loss on trains, probably duo
to spilling, was only 0.10 per cent ; and
from the city railroad platform to tho
plant It was 0.55 per cent.
However, It was found that when
the milk was weighed In the city
plant there was a shortage of 2.50 per
cent on the amount shipped according
to can measure In tho country. Of this
shortage, 0.74 per cent was due to ac
tual losses, while 1.82 per cent was
the difference between can measuro
and weight. This Is easily accounted
for by the fact that cans becomo
dented ond battered, which decreases
their holding capacity.
In a former Investigation by the
department on even greater dlscrep-
What Part of Your Milk Check Repre
ancy was found between can mensuro
and weight, the difference being over
8 per cent. It would seem that thero
would bo less trouble between pro
ducers and dealers If tho milk wero
weighed at both ends of tho line.
PROVIDE PLENTY OF WATER
Cows Must Have Abundant Supply In
Summer and Winter for Profit
able Milk Production.
Successful dairy fanners find that
it pays to provide plenty of good,
clean, cool water for milk cows.
Eighty-seven per cent, of milk Is wa
ter, as is nearly three-fourths of a
cow's body. Experimental data show
that the nmount of water required by
cows Is In direct proportion to the
amount of milk produced. In tho
summer, the average cow will requlro
nearly three pounds of water for ev
ery pound of milk she produces. In
one experiment a cow giving 27 pounds
of milk drank 77 pounds of water
dally. Tho same cow drank less than
half ns much when giving no milk,
In nil cases, It is decidedly go6d prac
tice to' provide nn abundance of clean,
fresh water, cool In tho summer and
warm In tho winter.
KEEP MILK AND CREAM COOL
Product Will Soon Sour on Warm
Spring Days Unless Promptly
Placed In Tank.
As warm weather approaches, bet
ter caro must be taken of the milk
nnd cream. The can of cream must
be put Into a cooling tank Into ns cold
water ns possible to keep tho crenm
cold. Unless milk nnd cream Is cooled
promptly nnd well It will sour during
tho warm spring days.
PLANT CROPS FOR COW FEED
Animals Will Not Prove Profitable Un
less Properly Fed Ensilage and
Dairy cows nre not profitable un
less fed properly. Ensilage and nlfal
f& hny aro the best cow feeds. The
canes, kafflrs, darso, feterltn and corn
are good row crops for the silo. If
alfalfa cannot be grown, cow peas,
soy beans or peanuts are leguminous
tn nlnnt for dalrv cow feeds.
Dirty MllK Dangerous.
Dirty milk Is much moro dangerous
than dirty water, because disease
germs that would starve In water mul
tiply rapidly In milk.
Quality Counts Most.
It Is not half ns Important how
"tny cows you keep a8 what kind and
Feeding for Milk,
flood feeding Is necessary for milk
production. Tho Scotch say "It Is by
the head that the cow gives milk."
OUT MANY PESTS
Rats and Mice Destroy Crops
and Property Valued at Mil
lions Each Year.
PLAN TO STARVE THEM OUT
This Is Best Done by Building Rat
Proof Buildings or Re-arranging
Old Structures Cut Off Their
Suppy of Food.
(By "W. O. KAISER. Agricultural Engi
neer.) Since the time when tho Pled Piper
of Ilnmlln destroyed tho rats, no oth
er such satisfactory method of ridding
farms of these pests has been found.
The best wny is to starve them out
Fig. 1 How an Old Foundation May
Be Ratproofed and a Concrete Floor
and this can only bo done by building
ratproof buildings or ratprooflng such
structures as aro alreudy built. Tho
United States Department of Agricul
ture says that rats and mice destroy
crops and property valued at more
than $200,000,000 ycnrly. They carry
bubonic plaguo nnd other fatal dis
eases. One pair of rats at the end of
three years will be the ancestors of 18
generations amounting to 359,709,482
Plan for Foundations.
In the three Illustrations, I have
Ehown how to build foundations and
floors ratproof; how to build a false
foundation nlongstdc an old founda
tion nnd floor It to keep rats from
working through nnd how to ratproof
a wooden building.
Lumber plies nnd other miscellane
ous structures form a living place for
rats which should bo eliminated. Lum-
foimOA tim axo Okouhd Floor
Fig. 2 Showing a Good Method of
Making Foundation and Floor of a
New Buldllng Ratproof.
ber piles should be elevated at least
18 Inches from the ground, board walks
should be replaced by concrete nnd
garbage should be kept in concrete or
metal containers having tlght-flttlng
tops. There should not be n scrap of
food left where rats can get It.
For foundation work such ns I have
mentioned a 1-2V&-4 mixture of con
crete Is recommended. This means one
sack of portlnnd cement to 2 cubic
feet of sund and 4 cubic feet of peb
bles or broken stone. As Is absolute
ly necessary In all concrete work, the
sand and pebbles should be free from
lonm and trash and the water used
should be fit for drinking purposes.
Fig. 3 Buildings Supported on Piers
Aro Ratproofed by Raising Above
Ground Level and Placing Concrete
.Between Wall Above Sills.
Only enough water should bo added to
make tho mixture of a quuky and Jelly
llko consistency. Floors of concrete
should not be less thun 4 Inches thick.
They may either bo placed directly on
the ground or on n cinder base, but al
ways be sure the soil Is well drained.
For floors, a concrete mixture of one
Back of Portland cement, 2 cubic feet
of sand and 3 cubic feet of gravel or
stono Is recommended.
Along with ratproof buildings, start
a campaign for killing ruts. If tile
ground Is undcnnlned with holes, It Is
possible to drive them Into the open or
to suffocate them bj connecting the
system of holes with the exhaust pipe
U un automobile.
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KEEPING HONEY BEE
Nectar. Going to Waste in Tulip
No Question but That Area May Fur.
nlsh Many Times More Product
Than at Present Bulletin
(Prepared by the United States Department
With the tons und tons of nectnt
going to waste every year In the tulip
tree region of the United States be
causo the colonies of bees are not
strong enough to get the full amount
of surplus, thero Is no question that
this area may furnish ninny timet
more honey than It does nt present
Tills opinion Is expressed by thb Unit
cd States Department of Agriculture la
Farmers' Bulletin 1222, "Bcekeeplnn
In tho Tullp-Treo Region," prepared
by B. F. Phillips and George S. Do
inutli, and now available for distribu
tion. The tulip tree le occasionally found
ns far north as Vermont nnd Ithode
Island, and west to Michigan, Arkan
sas and Louisiana. On the outer lim
its of Its distribution It Is not abun
dant. It Is moro plentiful on tho
south shore of Lnke Erie and rare
west of the Mississippi river, except
In northeastern Arkansas and south
eastern Missouri. The trees arc more
abundnnt and larger In the south'
central part of Its range, especially In
Tennessee, Kentucky, tho western
part of the Carollnns, and In the Ohio
river basin. It Is common throughout
the Piedmont plateau of Maryland and
That this honey can bo marketed at
a profit Is attested by the fact that
this section now sends to outside re-
Modern Homes for Bees.
glons for part of Its honey supply.
There Is not the local prejudice to dark
honey which exists In the clover re
gion and In the West All these fac
tors taken together make the region
one of promise. The enormous num
ber of colonies of bees in this region
Is pointed to ns proof of the great
nectar resources, and If these colonies
are given proper enre vast quantities
of honey can be produced.
The abandonment of the "gums"
nnd box-hives and the adoption ol
modern equipment, together with prnc
tlces more suited to the region, is ad
vised. The region, It la said, needs
more men engaged In beekeeping on
a commercial scale as n chief or onlv
occupation. The peculiarities of the
region, however, nre such as to de
mnnd n close study of the business.
Careless beekeeping, it Is pointed out,
is entirely unprofitable, especially in
places where the main honey flow
comes so soon uftcr the last killing
frost of the spring.
Copies of the bulletin, which dlB
cusses methods for carrying on tho
business successfully, may be had free
by writing to the Department of Agri
culture, Washington, D. C.
LAYING HENS IN FARM FLOCK
Most Efficient Number Is Between
150 and 500, Say Ohio
At least ICO laying hens should
constitute tho farm flock, say poultry
experts at tne Ohio experiment stn
tlon. The most efllclcnt flock la bo
tween 150 nnd COO. The flock con
taining fewer thnn 150 hens is not
efficient, while flocks of more than
COO, though perhaps too large for the
general farmer, may bo better adapt
ed to those specializing fruit and poul
PROPER FERTILIZER TO BUY
Most bconomical Material Is That
Containing Highest Percentage
of Plant Food.
The most economical fertilizer to
buy Is the one containing tho highest
percentage of the plant food needed.
It will cost more per ton, but mny bo
used nt a lower rate per acre because
It does not contain bo much useless
CARING FOR TOMATO PLANTS
Four or Five-Foot Stake 8hould Ba
Driven Alongside Each Vine
When Soil Is Soft.
Secure a four or five foot stake for
each tomato plant and be ready so
the stakes can bo driven down by each
plant when the ground. Is soft. If tho
tomatoes aro to be trelllsed similar
to grapes, secure posts and two wires
for euch row.
"GOT MAD," STAYS
IN BED 38 YEARS
"Retires" After Row With Father-in-law,
Refuses to Get Up,
Now Paralyzed and Can't.
QUARREL RUINS LIFE
During Idle Years Railroad Has Como
to Town, Autos Appear and
Phones Are Installed, but She
Hasn't Seen Them.
Tipton, Iowa. Thirty-eight yenrs
ago Mrs. Alexander Wlckhnm of Tip
ton "got mad" and went to bed. "I'm
never, never, never going to get up
again," she declared. A llttlo while
ago she changed her mind nnd at
tempted to get out of bed nnd walk.'
But she found she was pnralyzcd from
her waist down.
Mrs. Wlckhnm was n young wlfo
when she went to bed. She Is a
whltc-hnlred woman now. She Is rich,
but she gets llttlo enjoyment from her
How Mrs. Wlckhnm retired to her
bed to remain tho rest of her life Is
an odd story. Ono morning she wnB
cutting bacon for her breakfast. She
and her father-in-law were quarreling.
Old Man Wlckhnm made some remark
she resented. Sho laid down her
butcher knlfo and stnrtcd for tho door.
"Where aro you going?" her husband
"I'm going to bed, and I'm never,
never, never going to get up again,"
answered tho wife as sho walked Into
her room and slammed the door.
Sho stayed In bed nil that day. Her
husband thinking to humor her,
brought her meals. The next morning
she refused to get up. Agnln tho hus
band brought her menls. The third
day was a repetition of the first nnd
second. So were tho fourth and tho
fifth and tho sixth.
"She'll get over It," said tho neigh
bors when, they heard of whnt was
going on over at tho Wlckhnm farm.
Years of Reading.
Mrs. Wlckhnm spent her time read
ing books nnd writing poetry. After
thirty-eight years of such rending sho
Is undoubtedly tho best rend woman
In nil Iowa. Also she probably has
written more poetry than uny woman
Neighbors came to see her nftcr sho
took to her bed. But she refused to
see them. Gradually these visits
The Husband Brought Her Meals.
ceased and sho was left severely alone.
Her husband cnlled n doctor.
"There's nothing tho matter with
her," said tho physician. "She can
get up whenever she wants to." But
she didn't wnnt to.
Specialists from Des Moines were
brought In. They could And nothing
wrong with the woman.
The village grew Into a good-sized
town. A railroad was built through tho
place. Mrs, Wlckham could hear tho
whistle of the locomotives ns they
passed near her house.
Never Saw Telephone.
When tho telephone exchange was
set up In Tipton tho Wlckhams hnd a
telephone Installed. Mrs. Wlckham
never saw It. It was In another room.
Styles In clothes did not Interest
her, she didn't wear any clothes, ex
cept her nightdresses.
Tipton grew until It almost Inclosed
the Wickhara farm. The furm became
very valuable. When tho fnther-ln-lnw
died, her husband became sole owner
of tho plnce. But he gavo up farming
and went In to raising collie dogs so
he could be at home all the time nnd
could look after his wife.
Two years ago tho husband, worn
out with thirty-six yenra-of constant
waiting on ills wife, died. Mrs. Wick
ham went to the funeral. But she
had to be carried. She could not
But alio docs not express n single
regret over her wasted life.
Wife's Love Worth 8lx Cents.
nackensnck, N. J. Damage of 0
cents for tho alienation of his wlfo's
affections wore awarded to John II.
Stein by tho Jury trying his $50,000
alienation suit, brought against Edgar
II. Knne. Five women were on tho
Had Your Iron Today?
Raisin Bread Tonight
HOW long since you've had delicious raisin
bread since you've tasted that incom-i
Serve a loaf tonight. No need to bake it.
Just telephone your grocer or a bakery. Say;
you want "full-fruited bread - generously
filled with luscious, seeded, Sun-Maid Raisins."
The flavor of these raisins permeates the
loaf. A cake-like daintiness makes every slice
Serve it plain at dinner or as a tasty, fruited
Make delicious bread pudding with left-,
Use it all. You need not waste a crumb.
Raisin bread is luscious, energizing, iron
food. So it's both good and good for you. '
Serve it nt least twice a week. Start this
good habit in your home today.
But don't take any but a real, full'f rutted
genuine raisin bread.
Your dealer will supply it if you insist.
0 LARGEST AN D-STRO N G EST IN
THE CENTRAL WEST
He a dquarlera
Keep Nebraska Money fn Nebraska
Patronize Home Industries
Reatoraa Color and
Beauty to Gray and Faded Halrl
cue. ana ii.wat imirciiu.
TTIiicot Chem. Wit. 1'atf liornr.H. T.
HINDERCORNS Rrnnores Onrns, Cat
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t"t. makra walklnr a. ISo. by mall or at Drue
trlata, llUooxCbamlcal Works, ratchopia.N.X.
Kill All Flies! KsF
Placad anrvrhera. DAISY FLY KILLER attract! and
klUa all fllM. Nut. clean, ornamental, convenient and
B. cneap. iaa an iea
ffeon Uada of metal,
'can't pill or tip orer;
will not (oil or Injure
at your dealer or
S br EXPRESS, orepald. S1.SS.
HAROLD SOMEU3.U0 Da Balb Ate., Brooklyn, N. T.
Booma $1.50 to 13.00
Cofmttria Optn "Day and flight
T7atBon K. Coleman.
Patent Lawyer, Washington
u.O. XOTlcoana book free.
Bates reasonable. lUdhoitreferences. llettterrlces.
Round Trip for Single Fare
Plus Two Dollars
Good First and Third Tuesdays in Each Month
A splendid opportunity is now offered those who
desire to make a trip of inspection to look over
Western Canada's Farming Possibilities
Recent advances in the price of farm products and the possibility of
further Increases will warrant an increase in the price of Western Canada
Farm Lands, now exceptionally low considering their producing values.
The depression is now over, and normal times are at hand. Western
Canada came through the late trying period with a stout heart and a pre
paredness to take advantage of the better times that we are approaching.
To take advantage of the low rates now in force, and for other
information, apply to
W. V. BENNETT, Rm. 4, Bee Bldg., Omaha, Neb.
Authorized Canadian Government Agent
Cbsts Less Per To Wear9 THem
Make delicious bread, pies, puddings,
cakes, etc Ask your grocer tor them. Send
for free book of tested recipes.
Sun-Maid Raisin Growers
Dent. N 35-3. Fresno. Calif.
Even tho bravest prlzo lighter may
be afraid f Ills wife.
LADIES CAN WEAR SHOES
One alze smaller and walk In comfort by
using ALLKN'B FOOTaBASC, the alltlaep
tlo ponder for the feet. Shaken Into the
ahoea and sprinkled In the foot-bath, Atlen'a
FootnEaae makes tight or new shoes feel
easy; gives Instant relief to corns, bunlono
and callouses, prevents Ullsters, Callous BA&
Sore Spots. Advertisement.
If In a hurry you had better go alow
The prices of cotton and linen have
been doubled by the war. Lcngtbe
their service by using Red Gross Call
Bluo In the laundry. All groccra A6
A barklns doj? scares the Katne.
Death only a matter of short timsw
Don't wait until pains and aches
become incurable diseases. Avoir?
painful consequences by taking
The world's standard remedy for kidney,
liver, bladdor and uric acid troubles tho
National Remedy of Holland elnca 1698.
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