The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, July 26, 1923, Image 6

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IMItor and Business Manager.
— nIbra8k|
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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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.
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
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
Hid Money To Keep Hubby
From Spending It— He
Reported Loss To The
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. *
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.
Soldiers’ Home at Grand Is
land Considered As Loca
tion for Federal Hos
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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”
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Make Reputation as a Great
Two Scotsmen, noted for their rar
ity of speech, were playing golf. Up
to the seventeenth hole neither spoke
a word.
It began to rain and Sandy ob
served: “Shall we quit?”
“Chatterbox,” muttered his oppo
nent, as he drove off the final.
Secretary Mellon is silent like that,
writes “Girard” in the Philadelphia
Enquirer. If, as our copybooks in
formetTus, silence is golden, that able
banker came by his great wealth In
the most natural way.
“This is not a talkative cabinet”—
that from a Philadelphia coal man
often brought into contact with Mr.
Hoover and others of the presiden
tial family.
“But,” he continued, “Secretary
Melton can say less in a day than ail
the rest of them put together.”
All Dolled Up.
“So that is the dowager duchess?”
“The same.”
“Who is her modiste?”
“I think she patronises an uphol
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
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!
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This was n machine constructed by
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him in his “Principles of Science.” It
designed, by using symbolic terms, to
perform analytic reasoning without
making a mistake.
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Ohe Meat
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STARCH is the “meat” of the wheat berry. It j
is the great energy-producing element of the i
grain. But, in order to do you any good, it must
be thoroughly digested, and it is right here that
such a food as Grape-Nuts renders special service.
Grape-Nuts, made from wheat and malted barley,
supplies the meat of the wheat in most digestible form.
That is because in the making of Grape-Nuts
a large proportion of the starch is converted into
dextrins and maltose—forms into which all starch
elements must be changed before they can be as
similated by the system.
Grape-Nuts not only digests easily, but also
aids in the digestion of other foods.
Crisp, delicious Grape-Nuts with milk or cream
is a complete food. It supplies the life-essential
vitamin-B; also iron, phosphorus and other im
portant mineral elements for nerve, tooth, bone
and other body structure.
The daily use of Grape-Nuts is a form of health
insurance which has demonstrated its value for
more than 25 years.
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