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City And County
Lhswd oil, Weyrich & Hadruba.
Chtis. F. Rcichart of near Cullom,
was in the city Saturday.
Patent medicine, Wey rich & Iladiabi'.
Miss Vesta Douglass i.s up from IYru j
visiting with home folks. J
Tablets and pencils, Weyrich & Had
raba. Misses Grttchen and Mirie Donnelly
arc home from a visit to Nebraska City.
For prescription work go to Weyrich
Mrs. D. L. Amick returned today I
from u visit with her son, who lives on
the home farm.
Machine oil, Weyrich & Hudraba.
John Buttery of Omaha, was in the
city Friday to attend the funeral of the
late Conrad Heisel.
Turpentine, Weyrich & Hadraba.
John A. Hennings of Eight Mile
Mile Grove was in the city Friday look
ing after business.
White lead, Weyrich & Hadraba.
Mrs. C. S. Forbes wan a passenger j
for Lincoln Saturday where she visited
over Sunday with friends.
Tooth brushes, Weyrich &. Hadraba.
J. E. Douglass, the attorney, is t ak
in the Bights of Denver, combining
pleasure with a business trip.
Sponges, Weyrich & Hadraba.
Mrs. J. A. Smith of Sac City, la., is
in the city at the home of her sister
Mrs. Newland who is very ill.
Ice cream soda, Weyrich & Hadraba.
II. A. Wiggenhorn, a banker at Ash
land, was in the city Friday, the guest
of II. K. Dunbar pt the Rily hotel.
Andy Thompson of Cedar Creek was
in the city utteding to business matters
Saturday and returned on the Scuyler.
W. H. Seybert came in Saturday
from his farm near Cullom and attend
ed to business with our local merchants.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Wurl are rejoic
ing over the arrival f a new son, who
made his appearance at their home to
day. Elmer 12. Monroe nd family of Pa
cific Junction, were in the city Satur
day to attend the funeral of Waverly
Mrs. Charles Werren ha3 returned to
her home in Cedar Creek after a visit
of several days wAh friends and rela
tives in this city.
C. D. Eads and wife of South Oniah
were in the ity the latter part of the
week visiting with Mrs. Ead's mother,
Miss Alice Downing wlio has beei'
the guest of er sister,' Mrs. J. LL
Salsbury, lift this morning for her
home in Kansas City.
Dock Carey arrived in the city Satur
day from his home near Meadow and
spent the dajr visiting with old frienik
and attending to business.
, J. P. KeiJ, Andrew Seybert, John A.
and Ferdinand Hennings were in the
city Friday to attend the funewd
their late frieml, Conrtd Heisel.
The Plattsmouth ball team will mate
a trip over into I:a next week for a
series of games, having engagements
at Glenwood, Malvern and Thurmau
W. R. L'rittain and children left the
latter part of the week for Crest on,
Iowa, where they will spend several
days visiting with friends and relatives.
Mr. M. Altstedterof New York City,
is visiting at the home of M. Fanger.
The gentlemen became acquainted in
.the east where both formerly resided.
County Clerk Rosencraxis was out in
the different precincts last week post
ing notices for primary election which
wilJ be held Tuesday, August 17, 1909.
Miss Hazel liurke of Council Bluffs,
law, is visiting in the city, the guest
of the family of Elias Kildow. Miss
J5urke was a former resident of this
Frank Svoboda, who has been lying
seriously ill with tuberculosis at his
father's home in this city is constantly
growing weaker. He has had tieveral
sinking spells in the last few days.
Any intelligent person may earn a
good income corresponding for news
papers; experience unneccessny. Send
stamp for full particulars. Empire
Press Syndicate, Middleport.N. Y. 31-3
Mrs. M. S. Briggs was a passenger
for Omaha this mornig where she met
her daughter, Miss Crete, who has been
visiting several weeks with1 her school
friend, Miss Pearl A mot at Merriman,
Mrs. Humphrey of Nehawka, who
has been making a visit in the family
of James Robertson, clerk of the dis
trict court, has gone to Chariton, Ioa,
where he will visit before returning
to her home.
Mrs. E. Chandler arrived in the city
for a visit at the home of her father
.int(rn i'diiiq i ami Tumi if iyi o ixi iii.
lor was accompanied by her friend Miss
Norris of Fairbury who will also visit
here for a few days.
Mrs. J. C. Cummins and daughter,
Kittie departed Saturday for the Pacfic
coast where they will spend the bal
ance of the heated tt-rm. While in the
west they will also pay a visit to the I
exposition at Seattle, Wash. ',
The Iitt. Conventions of the Ca;
County Sunday School Association will j
be held as follows: First DM. Aug. 17, ;
at Murray, Nebr. Second Dist. Aug. i
18 at Avoca, Neb. Third Dist. Aug.;i9.
Tony Kalacek, little son on Frai k ;
Kalacek, who lives on Winterstei n !
Hill, had the mi fortune to step on a i
piece of :!as3 Friday which cut his foot 1
quite badly. The wound was dressed !
by a physician and no serious results
Miss Ada Cooper who has been visit
ing in this city for some time at the i
home of her Aunt Mrs. Herman Eos-j
tor and with friends in the vicinity was
a passenger for Council BlufTs where I
she will visit with friends an l relatives j
for a few weeks. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Halmes were in j
town Friday to attend the funeral of j
their old friend Conrad Heisel. They i
spoke in warm terms Oi the many splen- j
did qualities of their deceased friend
with whom they had become acquainted
in early pioneer days.
Great Bargains-For $700 you can
buy a place that would coft you .$1500
to build. Two Ave room cottages, c!oe
in for iftwo.OO cash. A line 7 room
house well located, close in for $10iK).
Two good frame cottages close in for
$SI0. Windham Investment Co. 23-3
Chaa. C. I'ai melee and son, Pollock,
departed Saturday for Broken Bow
where Mr. Parmalec owns a fine ranch
where they will spend a few days in
specting the ranch. They were accom
panied as far ns Lincoln by the two
young men who have been visiting with
E. E. Odell of South Bend, candidate
on the republican ticket for County Su
perintendent was in the city attending
to matters connected with his cam
paign for the nomination. Mr. Odell is
a pleasant gentleman and has many
frien-ds who would be pleased to see
him knock the persimmon.
A Big Improvement.
The var'ous occupants of the business
hmises in Sort block on Main street are
beginning to make a decided improve
ment in the appearance of the street.
Mention was made in these columns last
Thursday tbat a movement htd been
started by Charles Martin to induce
each merdrant a couple of times&week
to sweep the street to the carter, he
himself giving a practical derronstra
tion of the improvement to made
thereby. John Bauer was the first to
fall intoline. Since then E. C. Wes
cott's Sons, G. W. Gregg, Weyrich &
Hadraba, 'Gering & Co., Falter & Theii
olf, First National Bank, Join Schiap
acasse nnd the Plattsmouth State Bank
have taken up the good wort, with a
distinctly noticeable result, it is the
hope of these parties that th-i rest of
the occupants on the street will take up
the work. A small effort expended oc
casionally in this direction wf.l mhfte a
wonderful deference in the appearance
of the street
No. 104 To K. St. Louifi,
passenger :4S a. m.
No. 106 To K. C, St. Louis,
passenger 12:03 a. m.
Ko. 194 Local Freight .... IfolO a. m.
N. 103 From K. C, St. Louis.
passenger 5)2 p. m.
No, 105 From K. C, St. Louis,
passenger G:12 a. m.
No. 113 Local Freight 3:00 p. m.
Tickets sold and baggage checked to
all points in U. S.
Au'Mnobilfl for Farmers.
(ieorge Heil, jr., who recently pur
chased a fine new automobile was in
town last week on his initial trip, being
aucompanied by his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Wendel Heil, and George Wege
ner and all enjoyed the trip immense
ly. Mr. Ileil's machine is aCadilac thirty
horse power touring car and is very
powerful being large and strong and
roomy enough for several people to
ride with great comfort. A great many
farmers are owners of automobiles and
it will not be long till the Cass county
farmer who does not will be an excep
tion. Court at Nebraska City.
Judge Travis has ordered a special
term of the district court to be held at
Nebraska City today. Only a couple of
matters arc to be passed upon and the
session will be short.
Notice has been given that the city
library will I e closed during the first
two weeks in August in order to allow
the librarian a vacation.
Acorn cigars 5 cents each. Smoke an
"Acorn" and be happy.
See us for pale bills.
On the Farm
X. Poultry Houses and
By C. V. GREGORY.
Author of "Home Course In Modern
Copyright. 1909. by Americin Preu
vt-OU the inouey luvested and
fjl work nppl
of the must
lied poultry Is ma
must profitable iddo linos
cm tlio iurtu, liuieoil, in:', in
farms are run at n profit with poultry
alone. If pniillry is profitable on a
place whore all the feed must be
bought it should be doubly so on
the general f;;r:n, where much of Its
feed Is made up of waste product's.
To'i often ilie work of cariiii; for the
poultry Is left to the women and chil
ilren. Much of It Is lijrht work that
they can do n!I risdit, but the man of
the place slio.iM not consider It be
neath bis dignify to lend a lielplusr
hand when It Is needed.
If poultry Is to be kept at a pro'tlt
some bind of shelter other than tu
machine shed, I ho apple trees or tlu
cow stable will have to be provided
A gocd. warm poultry house Is nbso
lutely necessary If winter eggs are to
be secured. At SO to .10 cents n dozen
winter eggs will soon pay the cost of
building n house of this kind, to say
nothing of the superior health of t lie
The theory that poultry does best
when left to Us own resources Is about
exploded In enlightened communities
It has been demonstrated over ami
over again that no form of domestic
creature kept for profit responds more
readily to good treatment than this
same barnyard fowl. That It has nl
ways more than paid lis way ever
when neglected shamefully Is but ni:
Indication of what It would do mulct
Locating the Poultry House.
The poultry house should be located
near tin? other buildings. The chick
ens will go to the barnyard to scratct
anyway, and If the poultry house l
THi. XIX -SMALL 1'OILTKV 1IOUSK.
too far away they will roost. lu the
barns and sheds rather than return t
it.- The poultry bouse should not he
too far from the dwelling either. In
order that It may not be too Incon
venient to care for the poultry. The
ground where It Is placed should be
fairly high and naturally well drained.
A damp poultry Iwuse fosters all sorts
The size of the poultry house de
ptiuds upou the number of fowls kept,
It is estimated tUat about five square
feet of Door space should lm allowed p
foul. If they can be out of doors most
of the time they can get along with
considerably less. The best kind of
bouue to build U the scratching shed
type, liuilt with a shed roof. The hi.
side should bo to the south. About
half of tills bouse should be parti
tloned oil for a scratching shed. Tut
soii'tb side of this shed part l-i to be
left ojt'u, covered only with wire net
ting to keep the fowls In. If the lm k
and sides of this room are tight and
the 1ottotji boarded up n foot or two
there will be little draft and the
fowl.s will be comfortable even in the
coldest weather. The floor of this
shed part may be of dirt and should
be kept covered with several Inches of
The remainder of the bouse should
have n floor, preferably of cement. A
cement floor i easily kept clean nud is
little more expensive than n wooden
one. The chief advantage Is that It
keeps out rats and other vermin belter
than any other Mud of floor. Neither
does It furnish unyrevlces lu which
lice and mites can hide. Those pests
ore the worst enemies to poultry cul
ture, nnd cure should be taken in build
big n house to leave as few cracks
where they can bide as possible.
Value of a Curtain Front.
There should be several windows In
the south side of the house to supply
light. Light Is one of the best disin
fectant!. It does much to keep the
fowls free from disease and happy and
contented. To provide for ventilation
there Is nothing equal to the "curtain
front." Tlilsi-ls n large square of mus
lin fitted Into a frame the same ns n
window. This allows n gradual nd
tnlsslon of fresh air without divifls.
The exchange of air takes place slowly
enough, so that It does not lower the
temperature of the house too much.
Considerable light comes through tha
furtain also, and less heat escapes
throu.'ih It nt night than through glass
windows. The curtain has tho further
advantage ;f being cheap. No poultry
house should bo put up without one.
Whether built of lumber or of somo
other material, tho poultry house
should be tight. Irop siding Is good
Material for the side walls. A single
wall Is the cheapest and answers the
purpose very well. It costs only a lit
tle extra, however, to lath and plaster
the Inside, and such n houso Is more
deshal'le In rcgiuiu where the winters
are e.Mreitiel.v told. It does not pay to
paiHT fhe Inside f the bouse, as the
mites will ilinl a congenial home be
tween the pa;.rr and the watl.
Rocetc and Nc&t Bcxjs.
Part of the main part if the house
sh.iuhl be irlveu over to roosts and the
rest Osed for nest boxes." It Is better
to have the roosts along the north side.
A muxliu curtain arranged on a roller,
so thnt it can be let down In front of
the fowls on colli nights, does much to
keep ,tlie:u comfortable. The roosting
space to be allowed to otk'Ii fowl Is
six to twelve inches, according to s!:;e.
Two by fours set edgewise, with the
sharp corners rounded olT, make good
roosts. They should be set In notches,
so that they ca: he easily removed to
be denned nud disinfected. The drop
pings, should be removed every week
or two and not left for a year, as Is so
often ihmc. If plenty i f straw is used
on the cement uialor the roosts It Is
but n shi.rt job to throw the excrement
out of a hole back of the roosts nnd put
In fre-ii bedding. It Is labor that will
be we'd repaid, for a clean, sweet
smelli 'g house Is essential to egg pro
duction. lit ile slaked lime thrown around
under the rm-sls helps to keep down
bad 'il. rs. Sihikllng the house with
coid tar dip nnd whitewashing the
roosts and walls ouce In awhile are
also good practices.
The nest boxes should be provided
with a cover and so arranged ns to be
dark end secluded Inside, ns the hens
prefer to lay lu this kind of place.
Where a spec ialty Is made of poultry
it pays to use trap nests. These are
so arranged that theben Is caught
when she goes In to lay nnd cannot
get out until the attendant conies
along nr.d releases her. By having
the hens numbered with leg bands a
record can be kept of the eggs laid by
each one. Thus those that never lay
can be culled out and sent to the
butcher and the eggs of tho highest
producing ones kept for raising pul
lets to increase the flock. In this way
the average egg yield can bo Increased
considerably. It is Important in this
connection to make especial note of
those hens which do most of their
laying lit the winter months, as they
are of considerably more value than
tin? ones that lay In the summer, when
eggs are cheap.
Yardt and Fences.
On the farm there U llttlo need for
many yards about the poultry house.
The chief need for fences Is to keep
the poultry away from the garden and
haiso. For this purpose woven wire
fence with hexagonal meshes Is best.
The meshes should be small enough at
the bottom to keep out the small chick
ens. The wire should not be smaller
than eighteen or nineteen gauge. An
important point to look to Is the gal
vanizing. This galvanizing Is n layer
of Kin.- that l i coated over the wire to
keep i( from rusting. There are two
met beds of galvanizing, known ns "aft
er'' a:.d "before." The former Is ap
plied ,t'. fencing galvanized, nflcr it Is
woven and the latter to that galvanized
before. The "after" galvanized fenc
ing can be told from the fact that the
Joints where the cross wires are twist
ed together are tilled with zinc. When
the wire Is galvanized before weaving
the sdne Is cracked more or Uss in the
weaving process and rust readily gets
a foothold. The "after" galvanized
wire sometimes cords a little more, but
It lasts about five times as long.
The chief equipment, aside from
houses n'nd fences, Is coops. It Is more
economical to make these fairly large,
so as to hold a hundred chickens or so.
A coop sixteen feet long, two feet
wide and about two feet high In front,
with the roof sloping toward the back,
is convenient nnd cheap. It can be di
vided Into'vlght or ten compartments
and will do for as many hens and their
broods. The part It Ions should be about
six feet long and a foot high. This avIII
allow them to project In front about
four feet. Laths are nailed along ihe
front and over the tops of these parti
tion hoards, making n Utile runway In
front of each coop. One of the laths
should be removable to let tho hen In
and out as soon as the chicks are big
enough to follow her about.
While such coops are cheap, they
have one serious fault, and that Is
that they are not big enough for the
chickens after they get to bo two or
rrl fistrafa -irrM
FIO. XX SELF FKUUINO HoPl'ER.
three months old. "There Is no place
like home" to chickens, and It Is a
great deal of trouble to teach them t
forsake t In Ir coops and go Into the
poultry house nights. This trouble can
be avoided by building u number of
small colony houses. A convenient
for these houses Is 8 by 10 feet.
Sin-h a house will hold a hundred
chicks until they are nearly full grown.
It may be built on tho same plan as
the main poultry house without tho
scratching shed part. It should be
built on runners, so that It can bo
hauled about from ono place to an
other, as Is most convenient. These
colony bonnes are practically Indispen
sable when poultry raising Is conducted
on a large scale. In such case It Is
best to build these houses In n substan
tial fanhloa, so that they may bo used
many seasons. As much attention
hhoiild also be given to beeping them
In good sanitary condition as Is due tho
uiain poultry houso.
Tim MAXY IJSHS OF l'Al'ttll
In the home cannot be estimated. It can be ustd to beautify the
otherwise ugly pantry thelves, to put under the carpets, in fact it
can bo used all over the house and is a cheap means of sanitation.
We have a limited number of old papers which we will boII for
oc per bunch. TliK Nkws-Hkrai.d.
A nrw ami ilioioiivlilv livr, pijirtirnl rlioiil. romlurtnl hy n-Tfnl btnineM
r'eiile. int'i:iiin vmim io le for the tint paving poilliii. Kiiiinwm and
inithn.U tin- mit moiU'in I'lurlii il frutnii-s of hiilon-tinn not (omul in oilier
m hool. We tniiki' spec ially ot nu ll ktmlcnt. givini: imliviiltml aiil. Munvnf
mil iMHilmih'a ute now raining inure in a ainiilc ninnih t linn llir entirr roM of tui
tion nn.l l)ok. We linwi nn itlcnl loraiion. Nt) SALOONS IN LINCOLN.
all oiM'iiiiiii Sept. I. Wiile (or beautiful illnsliuti-l catalogue.
aodriss W. M. BRYANT. President. 1519 O St., Lincoln. Nfb
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Is the most handy and sanitary article
that you could have there. In these hot
days it is not very desirable to have
waste water standing around in or about
the kitchen. Isn't it more desirable to
dump it into the sink and have it car
ried away from the h.ouse? Think it
over and then come and let me show the
finest and best line of sinks in the city.
Horses, Cattle, Sheep and Hog Salvet or medi
cated Salt is the best remedy for all kinds of
stock to make them tat well and aid digestion
and also a blood builder. If not satisfied with re
sults money refunded.' Sold at the feed store of
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