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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 23, 1896)
FACTS FOR FARMERS.
HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS FOR
TO PRERwt TnE HAIR.
AVOID tight fitting hats anJ col
lars, aUio cluse-nuiug caps, un-k-ws
these be of gome mrous ma
terial. The two former prevent a due
supply of blood to the parts, hence the
Lair papillae are pur, as It were, ou
bort commons ail the time the hats an J
collars are worn. The cap engeuder
calorie, which wets up irritation, and
ultimately that most utul.lM.rn form of
dandruff, namely, pityriasis ti. e., bran
ny walext. Note that all the headcear
which is not porous should lie ventilat--d
at the top and sides to allow a free
current of air. Never sit or (stand
with the top of the head near a gas
light or lamp liirlit. The heat thrown
out 1m apt to paralyze the scalp tissues
nd dries up the hair itself. Ion't wash
the head oftener than o::ce a fortnight,
when first rub in the yolk of an epg.
and thoroughly rinse out with warm
water, into which ha leeu thrown a
iinrh of lmrax. Dry carefully and ap
ply a little pure olive oil. Beware of
the common practice of dipping the
tomb iu water when arraugiiitf the
hair. It promotes decomposition and
rancidity of the natural oil, and no
j failed to record ny condition of iwrvi
; tude, or any system of human derada
i tion, o brutal, so cruel, and o hojie-
Irs as that of feumlc slavery. When
I say female slavery I mean all woman
kind all. from the palace to the hovel,
from the vaulted edilii-e of religion to
the echoing halls of revelry and vW;
from the recluse in her cloister, imbued
with piety, to the felon iu her cell,
addle! with crime. All. all have Buf
fered from the contaminating touch of
slavery, and no woman ever died w 1th
out having felt It blight uay. not one.
from the (s-tted idol of society, white
and chiselled iu the grasp of death, to
the neglected creature and victim of our
civilization, lying upon a marble slab
In the morgue her cross a curse." It
is instructive to learn that Mrs. Konsl'it
"slavery" has not prevented her from
studying and practicing law.
Boo', that Our Girls Head.
My grge rises at the liooks I hear
discussed in modern drawing-rooms.
I am told even schoolgirls read these
stories, written by women "with a jiur
jiose," happily sometimes too well
veiled to be perceived by their Inno
cent readers. Km who know s. If they
are to explore all veins of thought, what
our girls will not come to knowing or
surmising? No, no. The girl of my
imagination, like that of every honest
and healthy minded young man. Is tho
old -fashioned t'na sitting upon the
lion's back passing unsmlrched through
the world the girl who loves and
trusts and accepts with womanly dig-
leads to "rotting." If the hair be nat
urally dry, apply a little olive oil oc
casionally. If naturally oily, occasion
ally wash away the excess of sebaceous
secretion by means of a lather or tepid
water and soap bark bpiithiya sapona
ria). Salt water is most Injurious to
the balr, for which reason when sen
bathing wear an oil cap. Always treat
the scalp as if yon loved it Take to
heart Dr. Godfrey's dictum that "Ev
ery touch affecting so delicate a texture
as the scalp should lie soft and sooth
iug, every application bland and mild."
Don't use stiff-bristled or wire brushes,
and in all cases brush gently. Also,
always brush out the hair before at
tempting to comb It, and use the comb
a little as possible
Hare the ends of the hair clipied (,nce
a month, If only to prevent them from
uplifting. But don't close-crop.
A Thrifty Woman.
Mrs. Linus I'ond, of Dedham, Me.,
lias carried on her farm alone since the
death of her husband, two years ago.
Hhe uses a Hen-ford bull to do the plow
ing and hauling, and works him har
nessed to a cart .like a horse When
he goes to market the bull Is hitched
M the wagon, and she Jumps In and
litta away, guiding him by ropes run
taf to a ring in the Dose. At lata
Ctlr held in Dedham she took the tirst
prtar for unhitching and hitching up
again In the shortest time.
Bba Crlea "'
Any man who imagines that down
trodden and oppressed woman has been
placated by the privileges allowed her
ttartaf tka laat few years baa 00)7 to
vaad tba eMtrttwtion of on Mrs. Kate
Kaa Rotat to the Chicago Journal to
W oaesMTad. ttowrttaa: "Hlatory,
ttar la MetMt or lodara Homo, kaa
nlty the lot her Creator has set aside for
her. As to some of the advisers of
young femininity In these days those
who rant and shriek and ferment so
ciety without arriving t any result
may the Ixird settle with them according
totheirdesertsfor the mischief they are
doing. From Mrs. Burton Harrison's
"A ltfichelor Maid," In Century.
Tench the Children
That, teasing Is a positive crime.
That they must eat bread iiefore cake.
That bedtime is not a "movable"
That they must sieak resiwctfully to
That bawling over bruises is un
worthy sturdy Is-ings.
That they should not apjiea! from the
decision of one parent to the other.
That punishment follows In the wake
of prevarication and of hiding more
swiftly than It follows active mischief.
That It Is In bad taste for thetn to
tell nil that they learn of the neighbors'
domestic arrangements through playing
with the neighbors' children.
Children and Health.
If I had children. I think I would
rather iiave thetn at 16 with vigorous
health and fine physiques, though com
paratively Ignorant, than graduated at
20 with the highest honors and broken
health, useless to the world, sufferers
themselves and a burden to their
friends. 1 do not depreciate learning,
but I do believe In health. J. B. Gough.
Flask for Travallaa;.
One often needs tba contents of sev
eral small bottlea ou a Journey, but the
packing of then, so that they will not
break, nor leak, la a nuisance. An old
glore with a finger tightly stretched
ortT the cork will help one out.
Varlooa Mytca of Protected Drain
Ontlcta An laeiprnaive tshelter for
the ric Valae of Giaieag an a Crop
-.Convenient Milk titooL
Protecting Tile Outlet.
l"ule apevial tare iu taken to pro-
' tect the outlet of a tile drain, there Is
danger of its being more or bus injur
ed. If it is in the juture, mock trauii
ln about it are liable to crowd the tile
out of place or break them. Where
j laud washes very easily, heavy rains
j will frequently displace them. It is
11 Ixi some times desirable to no close
I the opening in the drain that wuskrat.
J rabbits ami other vermin cannot enter
it during a dry time and build au ole
strui tion. Several such devb-es are il
lustrated in the cut.
utlet D Is particularly suited to a
tile which has its ii-iiing iu the bank
of a creek or ditch some dlstam-e from
the Uittoui. It is merely a wall of
ntoue or brick laid in cement. This
protection prevents the washing away
of earth from alsmt the outlet or a
displacement of tile or earth by freez
ing. Where stone is abundant, this style
of au outlet is as practical as any and
more sulistaiitiai than many others.
Outlet C consists of a wooden box made
of I'-iucb hard wood, ojx-n at one end,
which Is siipjied over the end of the
drain. At the outer end a door, hinged
at the top. Is ho arranged that the
water can readily flow out, but noth-
peas. Where then are given no extra
Uine will be Deede! and none will 1st
eaten. Corn Is very deficient In lime,
and If fed exclusively the egg shells
will be thin and fowls will get In tba
habit of eating their eggs. Bwidea.
corn is too concentrated food, and does
not g!v bulk enough in proportion to
its nutrition. Clover is rlb In lime, and
if cut in fine pieces it will 1 eaten by
fowls in considerable quantities, It
also aids the digetttion of less bulky
Maklng- the l'i Comfortable.
(Hi many farms the hogs are kept In
I-ns Iu one eud of a large shed, or other
bnildliig that Is likely to be cold In win
ter, even though the walls may t se
cure against the entrance of wlud.
Growth cannot U expected when an
animal Is suffering from the cold. If
lXExrKXMVK tnti.Tr.il ron rios.
VAKlOt S STTI.KS OF IlBAIN OfTI.KTS.
ing can go up the tile. A similar lwx
outlet, K. Is square at the outer end.
over which iron rods are secured or a
piece of strong wire netting Is fasten
ed. Outlet V Is simply a tile with holes
In the top and bottom through which
iron rods are passed. Trapdoor outlet
A is a tile to the opening of which a
circular piece of galvanized sheet iron
Is so attached that the water can p;iss
out, but the en trance of any foreign
matter is prevented. Outlet H is simi
lar with a square tile for the end
Farm and Jlome.
A Chlneae sacred Root.
Ginseng is the fli-shy root of a per
ennial herb, native to the middle and
northern Cnlted States and Canada,
but found far south on mountains. It
grows In rich soil and shady situations,
Its root being from four to nine Inches
long nud bearing a simple stem about a
foot high, carrying three live -dlvlsioned
leaves and terminating In an nmtie! of
Inconspicuous greenish white flowers
which arc succeeded by a small berry-like
red fruit. It has n peculiar and
rather pleasant smell and a sweet,
somewhat pungent, aromatic t:iste.
Kuropeim and American doctors con
Rider it almost worthless ns a remedy,
but the Chinese regard it as a general
anacen, so much so that its use will
doubtless greatly Increase with the
largiT supply and lower prices. It
abounds back of Kingston, out., whole-
the hogpen cannot lie made warm, one
may at least build such a place as Is
suggested In the accompanying sketch.
In one earner of the pen is built a small
box-like affair, Just large enough for
the pigs to get Into and He down. A
swinging door Is provided, and In this
small enclosure the heat from the ani
mals' tsslies will keep the air very
comfortable. This plan has been tried
iu a cob building with great success.
1'each Culture in Cold Climates.
Webb Doiincll stated recently that
"it is not the severe cold of winter
which Injures jx-nch trees so much as
freezing after the sap has ls-guu to
stir in the spring." I lelleve, say's It.
l Ferris, In the Agriculturist, if this
were the case Southern Missouri trees
would 1k as liable to injury as those
from Northern Iowa. If Dot, why not?
All fruit trees in Missouri have to pass
through us much freezing as those in
Iowa, and there is as much or more
thawing and ft.wr.ing following a mild
winter as there is after a severe one.
Still, our fruit trees are In better con
dition after a mild winter than after a
cold one. Iowa is now raising many
peaches, not liecauso we have had les
severe changes during late years, but
ts-cause varieties hae been produced
which will stand more severe cold
weather, ami further Ix-cnum of late
our winters have U-eu mild. Sunscnld
may be mused by a sudden cold snap
after the sup has started, and I think
this is the case. Hut black-hearted
trees are cmiMil by low temperatures
In mid winter.
A Harirly Milk HtcMil.
The scat of the stool shown In the ac
companying Illustration Is made of a
one inch lioard twelve Inches wide and
sixteen indies long. The two front
legs are made of inch boards; the other
Is a round piece of wood. A hoop on
the front end holds the pail in jxmltlon,
wlille a projection on one of the front
legs prevents it from slipping down.
A (.INSK.NQ PLANT.
sating at $1 per liound and retailing at
$.'. A practical floriculturist says that
If the trade is to be preserved, care will
have to be taken to prepare the root
pros?rly and not dig It up Indiscrimin
ately, as the root does not reach any
great size 111 one season, but takes years
to develop. It should be dug In the
fall when the roots are heaviest and
command the licnt price.
riecond Growth Timber.
The scattering trees that grow up by
roadside and In fence comers are ns
ually much tougher wood than trees of
the same variety that grew up In the
original fontd. Kxpostiro to sunlight
and severe winds Is what toughens the
fibers of such trees. Oh ks and hickories
that have grown up In this way are es
pecially valuable, as they are moetly
valued for their toughness. It will pay
fanners w ho have such timber to make
inquiries, and with a little trouble they
can probably lind a good market for It.
Alslke clover has generally a more
spindling growth than the common red
variety. It is therefore lietter hay for
sheep and young stink, which will
sometimes rejin-t the conrae sterna of
clover that has grown too rank and
ha fallen to the ground. The Alslke
clover Is little likely to do this. Hut
the plants grow so closely together that
the stems make nearly, or quite as much
feed, and generally of lietter quality.
Cows in Winter.
Cows need but little exercise In win
ter. If the weather Is pleasant they can
In- turned out every day, but whenever
It Is so cold that they will stand and
shiver when turned out, the best place
for them Is in the stables, where It Is
reasonably comfortable, says the Ohio
Farmer. If care is taken to keep the
stables clean and to supply plenty of
bedding, with good feed and water, the
cows may Is? kept under shelter all
through the winter without detriment,
and. In nearly nil cases, will give mors
milk than If turned out and exposed to
the cold and storms. But either let
the cows go dry and winter them large
ly on hay or good roughage, or else ar
range to mak them comfortable, and
feed sufficiently liberal to maintain a
good flow of milk during the winter, aa
half feeding a milch row la never profitable.
Lima In Food for Fowln.
laying hen requlra lime to produce
the shell, but It la not alwaa boat to
feed tba Una separate!. Rome kinda
of food are rich In lime, aa wheat aid
Dlgeatlhllity of Apples.
There Is great difference la the digesti
bility of different kinds of apples. Point
are very rich with hard and solid pulp,
while others are Juicy and digest easily.
The Spltzenls-rg apple Las a very Ann
flavor, but It cannot be eaten by some
who can eat at will of varieties like the
Fameuse. Most of the sweet apples
are hard to digest. Kven when cooked
they are tough and do not break dowr
as sour apples will.
When cold weather conies bind the
trunks of rose bushes with straw and
mulch around them also. They will re
sHnd next season with more than the
usual number of roses.
The Marquis of Ten Ing, Ambasador
of China to France, accompanied by bis
little daughter, attenda 0 o'clock mass
every Sunday morning In the Church
of St. Honors d'Eylau, in Far Is.
Tba rrlnoraaea of tba Engllah royal
family havt, on tba average, married
at the age of 22; tba pHncaa at 28,
Met ra Matt predict that la a centur's
time there will ba.no dlaeaae that la not
tcMlin4 wtih a I ilk.
Tba Xornefian steamer Jamaica,
rom Philadelphia, bound to Vera Cruz,
ame in collision with a bin fiVi in the
!ulf,40 miles south of Mobile, recently,
"lis propeller lost one of iu fUiu'H,
nd the vessel sprang a leak in the tun
tel shaft and made wter so rapidly
hat the crew bad to work hard at t'e
lumps to kep her atloat. Mis mde
srt and mill be docked. The colli
on j irred the vessel as if she had
Hmt iu In rt Un
it Is ssid that Von Moltka was mmI
in seven languages." Iiefore iho open
ing of a unking campaign ha wai
waking the street! wdh head depresux!
wl:en some busybony approached bin:
determined toeitort from h:m a mori
111 regard to the eampa'gn. "How an
rn tiers coming on. general, 'ell,
said Iho gei.era'. "my cbbges art
coming on very aeil, but my potatoet
The Personal Side
Of George Washington
Not the General nor President, but the lover,
the man, the hu.-liani and neighlxir. Three of
such articles by General A. W. Greclv, the
famous Arctic explorer, w ill shortly begin in the
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