The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, July 26, 1923, Image 6
r" THE FRONTIER D„ H. CRONIN, PUBLISHER. 0. TEMPLETON, IMItor and Business Manager. — nIbra8k| THE MENACE OF HOUSEFLY Lucy Thompson Last summer while o na trip o West I made a special visit to th office of the man who orginated the slogan, “Swat the Fly." He Is • doc tor of many years’ experience and I wanted to see if he were still as«m vinced of the dangers from flies as he was back In the ddys when he first thought of that crisp command that Is now known all over the United StAnd was he? Well, I can only say that when I left his office my mind was so full of the loathesomeness of these pests and the dangers from them that when I went out on the street and saw a sr.?zrm of feeding on some filth I almost,called the police. It Is hard for us to bellev that any thing so small can produce such Mg and disastrous results. Futliermore, even when we realize their rneanace, the farm Is the hardest place in the world to get rid of them because it necessarily offers some of the fly ■ favorite breeding places. Rome one has said that we can t fight a war with perfume so we might as well plunge right in and examine the filthy hnbtts of files ir we are to combat them successfully. Flies are not born in clean sur roundings If they can find dirty ones. The dirtier the better for them. In fact their favorite places are horse manure and outdoor, open toilets. It Is only about ten days from the time the egg is laid until the. mature fly fs buzzing about, feeding at the ma nure heap and other places of the sort. The bad part of It is that, though he loves dirt, he also delights in get ting into the house, wiping his feet on the bread, running across the baby’s mouth, visiting the sick room If there is one. and bathing himself In the pitcher of milk. If we catch one and take a look at his feet through a microscope wo find them swarming with bacterial filth; all It needs to Btart a disease Is for some peroon whose resistance Is low to ■wallow It in food. It has long been known that when ever flies have access both to the food of man and to his excretions' there is bound to be disease but It took the Spanish-American war to drive the lesson home. There it was proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that hundreds of men were lost from disease that was carled by flies from the excretions of army to Its food. The same thing happens all summer long all over the world every year and hundreds of worthwhile people die simply because the fly was allow ed to live. Now, granted that we believe that there is danger In having flies around, w’hat can we do about it? In the country it is a man-size Job to do anything and every member of the famiyl has to put his shoulder to the wheel. The first move, <ot course, is prevention; that is, the cleaning.up of all the breeding places possible. One farmer who tells how he and his family practically got rid of flies says that they first began by making tho scrupulously clean and adds that “tha* is no more than should be done nnywny.” He used plank flooring, cleaned the stalls night and morn ing and sprinkled powdered lime about. He threw the manure onto a sled and hauled it out on the farm for fertilizer. This particular farm had a house plunOed and fitted with Indoor toi lets but fly-proofing an outdoor toi let with screen is a simple matter. Complete screening of the house is necessary, of course, A screened back porch is a great help. I find that whenever I cook cabbage or boil meat all the flies in the neighborhood seem to know about it and if In ad dition it is a warm day witji rain threatening they are all the worse. With the back porch screened the kitchen can be opened up without admitting a swarm of these pests. Toads, lizards, spiders, wasps, and robber flies help fight house files for they never lose a chance to gobble them up. While we are on the sub ject let me put In a word for the spider. A scientist has recently an nounced that practically none of the spiders we see about the house are poisonous, so don’t be frightened every time you see one. Birds, chickens, and certain bee tles are good help, too, as they de vour the flies In the larval stage— that Is the stage between the egg and the mature fly. Persons who have made the most determined fight on the fly believe that there la no way of ’’getting” him ns successful as the community cam paign. (Now is the time to begin planning ope for next year. You wii get at sorts of edeas as the sum mer goes on and the flies bother you. Your state board of health can supply you with many suggestions and prob ably with a fly film that you can show. Professor R. I. Smith, of the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, states that formalin is the beat preparation ho knows for pois oning flies. Take one ounce (two tablespoonsful) of formalin to 16 ounces (one pint) of a mixture of equal parts of water and milk. A piece of bread put in the saucer with this mixture helps as it gives the flies a place to fight. Professor Smith states that he used this mix ture in a milk room and got 5000 flics in 24 hours. He also put out si xplates of it in a calf barn where the flies were bad and got four quarts between noon and eight o’clock the next morning- I understand that when using this it is best, if possible, to remove all water so that the flies will have no other place than tha poison plates to drink. Railroads claim that the reductions In freight rates put into effect under pri vate management since January 1, 1922. on the basis of present business, will mean a saving to the public of 1729,000,000 annually In freight charges. Definite designation of roads to com prise the federal aid highway system has been made in S4 states by the de partment of agriculture. With roads is 14 states yet te he selected, the esti mated total amount «f road Is estimated at 187,406 m' e» Texas leads with li,*» miles and ab“"uri •# second with , f,0*o ■ • ••». CALLS noil ON ROAD MATTER Nebraska State Accountant Shows How Money Has Been Expanded In High way Work IJneoln, Neb., July ■s (Special)— State Accounant Sommer says that Governor Bryan la unduly excited about the road In Boyd county run ning from Spencer to Niobrara. The governor said the other day that be cause of a dispute over the grading the state has never accepted the road although It had paid the contractors and not being maintained, It had been ruined by washing. Mr. Sommer says that he has looked up the record and that more than half of the road has been constructed and bills ap proved since Bryan became governor; that the greater part of the cost Is for permanent structures, like bridg es and culverts that have been unhurt and that most of the grading cost lay in cutting down hills that are still cut down. He concludes that the cost of resurfacing will be but a few thousand dollars. Whilo he had. his typewriter In full swing, Mr. Sommer added that the governor's hue and cry that the state, without authority of law , had ad vanced to contractors money to pay the federal governemnt’s snare is ill founded for the reason that the agreements between the two govern ments provides that the federal funds shall not be drawn until after the money for bluldlng the roads haa been expended. FEELS MUSH OF POM'S WHIP Democratic Organizer In Ne. braska Ousted Because He Dared to Criticise Gov ernor Bryan Omaha, Neb., July 1.—Harry K. Easton who recently wrote a letter for publication criticizing Govern ment Bryan’s patronage policy, and who recently was commissioned by Chairman Hull of tho democratic national committee to organize "Vic tory Clubs" In Nebraska, has sent his resignation to Mr. Hull, and has received a telegram revoking his authority on the ground that any one taking part in his party’s service must not be aligned on ono side or the other in any political controversy. SWIMMERS MUST BE CAREFUL WHERE THEY SWIM. Lincoln. Neb., July ~V—If a man goes swimming In a non-navlgable stream except where It Is contiguous to land he owns, he does so at his own risk. That la the contention of the McCook Electric company In an appea • 'led In the supreme court from a Judgment secured against It by Darrell Lytle In tho sum of $5,500. Lytle was swimming In the Republi can river south of McCook, when he came In contact with a heavily charged wire of the electric company. He was rendered unconscious, but a companion saved him. He was sue- • cessful In his suit for damages. The defendant company claims the dam ages awarded are not only excessive, but that Lytle not owning the land along the river bank, was a trespas ser. ANOTHER STEP IN EPPLEY HOTEL CASE Lincoln, Neb., July (Special)— Attorneys for stockholders of the Ne braska Hotel company, whose pro perties are now In possession, (through a receiver's sale) of Eu gene C. Eppley of Sioux City, sub mitted to the fereral court today a plea to have the whole bankruptcy proceedings thrown out on the ground of fraud and Irregularity. They told Judge Munger It was begun to save the receiver, named by the state court, from liability for what he did. which had been declared invalid by the state supreme court. The litigation over the properties has been protracted and covers many angles. Mr. Eppley, who paid $280, 000 on his sale contract, has been In possession all of the time - t # > NORFOLK BOY SCOUTS TO CAMP AT RED BIRD Norfolk, Neb., July *“ (Special)— Troop No. 1 boys scouts of Norfolk, about 35 in number, will hold their annual encampment at Red Bird, Neb., this year. They will be In camp for 10 days. ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL AT NORFOLK REVISED Norfolk, Neb., July " (Special)— After a campaign of two days Nor folk businessmen subscribed suffic ient funds to renew the city’s annual fall festival which was called off dur ing the war. The dates for the big celebration of the district’s harvest of farm crop# will be Sept., 26, 27 and 28, and will be run in conjunction with the annual district livestock exposition. HORSES KILLED BY EATING POISONED OATS. Gering, Neb., July (Special)— Poisoned oats fed to tne horses of A. G. Putney, a homesteader near Yoder, caused the loss of the horses, with which Putney was starting on a trip from Bayard to his home. He had stopped at a ranch house for the night and got hold of the grain which had been poisoned for rodents. International artlstlo competitions In architecture, literature, music, painting and sculpture will be Included in the U24 program of Olympic games at Paris. WIFE ADMITS SHE WHS TTTHIEF" Hid Money To Keep Hubby From Spending It— He Reported Loss To The Police Llnc.Vn, Neb., July * (Special)— The $90 that William Cromwell, la borer, excitedly reported to the po lice as being stolen from his home, was not stolen. The suspicious police did not believe the story. They have secured a statement from Mrs. Cromwell that she had hidden the money and did so to keep her hus band from spending it for his own purposes. She sai«i she had saved the money from his wages as part payment on a home she wants, and when he discovered it he made plain his Intention of spending it on some tiling else. * FALL8 FROM HAY STACK, BADLY INJURED Bloomfield, Neb., July ' —(Spe cial)—Pat Murphy, a farmer living near Center, suffered severe internal Injuries when he fell from a hay stack. Ho was on the stack and a heavy wind was blowing. The stacker brought up an especially big load hay and this, together with the wind, swept hi mfrom the stack. For a time it was feared that he had suffered a broken spine. He will recover. ACCEPT OFFER Soldiers’ Home at Grand Is land Considered As Loca tion for Federal Hos pital _ Lincoln, Neb., July ~ -(Special) Following the tender three weeks ago by the state, under orders of the leg lslature, of the soldiers’ home at Grand Island to the federal govern ment for hospital purposes, the chief of tho veterans’ bureau. General Hines has written that he has di rected an inspection of the prem ises. The only condition that the state makes is that the present Inmates, mostly civil war veterns and their wives and widows, be cared for as long as they live. The offer w’as made two years ago, but the government chose a cite in Iowa, and later abandoned It. GOVERNOR BYRAN IS BOOSTED FOR PRESIDENT Lincoln, Neb., July '--Governor Charles W. Bryan for president, was advocated today by Congressman Ed gar Howard, In an editorial in the Columbus Telegram of which he Is the editor. The announcement is be lieved by political observers to be the initial attempt to start a Bryan for president movement in the Unit ed States. Mr. Howard comes out unequiv ocally for Governor Bryan for presi dent, and wrarns eastern democrats that to “tie Charley to the tail of a Wall street kite” by offering him any thing less, will not assure the gover nor of the support of his brother, William Jennings Bryan. GOVERNOR AND FAMILY OFF FOR VACATION Lincoln, Neb., July ' (Special)— Governor Bryan and his family have gone on a several days’ motor trip to northwestern Nebrasto. The Governor declined to give nis desti nation, and said that he would com bine business with pleasure. He has been on the job for six and a half months, and desired to get away from office cares, he said. It is under stood that he will investigate the . Boyd county road over which there has been much dispute lately. BUSINESS WOMAN SUES FOR BREACH OF PROMISE Madison, Nebr., July " (Special) Miss Rose McHenery, Norfolk real estate woman, has filed suit here for >5.000 against John Llnderman, of Norfolk, for breach of promise. WOOL PULLING CONCERN HAS $30,000 BLAZE Omaha, Neb., July ’" (Special) Fire, thought to have been started by spontaneous rombustlon early today destroyed tho Omaha Wool Fulling company plant. 35th and J streets with an estimated loss of >80,000. Tho building was of brick. YOUNG WOMEN WROWN IN DEEP SAND PIT Schuyler, Neb., July -Rosabelle Sladek, 18 years old, and Julia Husak, 19 years old, were drowned Thursday evening near here while wading in a sand pit which was deeper than they supposed. The girls, with four others went for a swim. Miss Husak stepped into a hole over her head and scream ed for help. Miss Sladek went to her assistance and both girls disappeared, Melvin Johnson, "18 years old, dived and brought both girls to the surface, but in their struggles they went down again and he was unable to rescue them. The bodies were re covered. Miss Sladek was to have been married next week. TWO ASSESSMENTS DO NOT HANG TOGETHER Lincoln, Neb., July <Special)— State Tax Commissioner Smith has gone to Tecumseh to unravel a puzzle The new assessor of Johnson county reported $2,500,000 less taxable prop erty in the county than did his pred ecessor. He insists that he got all the lots and lands and the hogs and cattle, and that these are worth no more than he put them down for. The commissioner is inclined to the opin ion that the former assessor was weak in arithmetic and made his total a mere $2,000,000 more than the figures would add up properly. —■ i ■ ■ ' ■ ^ ■ rw nun BRIDGE MAY LOSE FUND Nebraska Appropriation Of $100,000 Probably Not Available As Cash Box Is Depleted Lincoln, Neb., July ■ (Special)— Recent developments indicate that no funds will be available to pay the state's share of the Yankton bridge over the Missouri river. The legis lature passed and the governor signed a bill setting aside $100,000 to build an approach on the Nebraska side, but it is now said that the state aid bridge fund is so far behind with its ob ligations that there will be no money available. PIERCE COUNTY SCHOOLS GET FUND FROM STATE Plalnview, Neb., July (Special) —Pierce county has received its share of the state apportionment for pub lic schools amounting to $6,910.95. To this is added $989, the amount of fines and licenses collected in the county since January, making a total of $7,899.95 to be distributed to the var ious school districts of the county. The total amount apportioned in the state was $675,135.11 and the number of districts .entitled to share Is 6,908. The number of children in the state entitled to share is 403,70 and the number in Pierce county is 4,010. NEBRASKA REPUBLICANS STOCKING IN BOOT8 Lincoln, Neb., July " -Republican leaders say that the overturn in Minnesota will mean that strong pressure will be brought to bear on Senator Norris of Nebraska to re consider his intention of not being a candidate1 for re-election. The re publicans are fearful that if Norris, who is the outstanding progressive republican leader, does not run. no other republican can be elected. Democrats look upon the election of Johnson as pointing the way to a sweeping victory in this state next year. Their one fear is that the success of the farm-labor combi nation in Minnesota may give a re birth to the progressive party in this state. Its organization was captured by the socialist group after the dem ocrats and republicans abandoned it last year, but it has enough farm leaders to make it an effective in strument If properly handled. CLAIMS FOR ROAD WORK TO BE CONSIDERED Lincoln, Neb., July (Special) — State officials will shortly hold an executive session to determine if there is any way by which the road contractors, whose claims cannot be paid because of lack of funds in that department for the last biennium, can be given evidences of indebtedness that can safely be used as collateral for loans. The next legislature will have to make good the deficit, which is expected to run from $250,000 to $500,000. The governor will not ap prove these claims, the auditor will not issue warrants without the gov ernor’s approval, nor will the treas urer cash them without the O. K. BAGGAGE MEN HANDLE HIS TRUNK ROUGHLY Omaha, Neb., July A trunk in a railroad baggage rOv,.u from which emanated an alcholic odor resulted in the arrest yesterday of M. Smiller, of Omaha, president of the Master Sales company, on a charge of illegal possession and transportation of liquor. The trunk, shipped from Spo- < kane. Wash., contained 12 bottles of whisky, most of which had been broken. Miller was released on bond. 8TATE ACCOUNTANT WAS PROPERLY APPOINTED Lincoln, Neb., July -Attorney General Spillman has .aled that Chants A. Sommers is the properly appointed state accountant. The law gives the power of appointment to the auditor, but he must have the ap proval of the governor. Governor Bryan said the other day that he had never been asked to approve the ap pointment of Mr. Sommers, who has been serving for four years. Ti e auditor says that before he left of , flee Governor McKelvle approved the appointment, and the attorney general says that this is a compliance with the law, and that the appoint ment stands. FARMER IS VICTIM OF “FREAK" ACCIDENT Wolbach, Neb., July •—One of the most peculiar accidents ever report ed In this locality happened to Frank Vogt, a farmer residing eight miles east of Wolbach. While working in his field during the heat of the day, Vogt lay down In the shade of one of his horses to rest. Whether or not he fell asleep is not known, but the horse, also becoming drowsy, lay down on Vogt. Vogt received three broken ribs. He will recover. MUCH LIVESTOCK TO MARKET BY TRUCKS. Westfield. Iowa, July 'Special) —Large shipments of stoca from this locality' were on the Sioux City market, Monday morning, six Inter urban truck loads of animals going Into the city Sunday night. A. Buys sent five loads of fat cattle, and W. B. Milner one of hogs. Perpetual Motion From Good Hardware. A negro called upon an old friend who received him in a rockrng chair. The visitor observed that not only did his host not rise, but that he continued to rock himself to and fro in a most curi ous way "To’ ain’t sick, is yo’ Harrison?” asked the caller anxiously. “No, I ain’t sick. Mose.” said Harri son. There was a moment s silence in which the caller gaxed wide-eyed at the rocking figure. •’Pen,” continued Mose, ‘‘why does yo’ rock yo’self dat way all de timer’ Harrison explained: ‘•Yo’ know Bill Blott? Well, he sold me a silver watch cheap, and If I stop moving like dls, dat watch don’t gol” The Quality Car fir n*iu/«W«Al4 r ffrrf -» SUPERIOR 5-Pass. 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The Girl I Love. Several days ago Ed L. Hall, of thl$ city, came Into possession of a dollar bill, with the following inscrip tion neatly typewritten across its face ; “This is my last dollar, and I gave' it to the girl I love.” Mr. Hall Is of the opinion that a real “human Interest” story awaits, some budding “O, Henry,” with the necessary tact and patience to find this modern lover, remarks the Indianapolis News. Parting with one’s last dollar is a circumstance which might easily be fraught with tragic significance at any time, and in this case it seems doub ly so. But, of course, “the girl I love” may have been his sister, his “last dollar’* may have gone for candy, and the next day may have been his regular pay day. Who knows the answer? Some one does! What's an Abecedarium? This was n machine constructed by William S. Jevons and described by him in his “Principles of Science.” It designed, by using symbolic terms, to perform analytic reasoning without making a mistake. 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