The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, March 25, 1915, Image 3

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Guest at Charitable Function Enjoyed
Himself, but Had a Criticism
' to Make.
Two tottery derelicts had just fin
ished a repast at Bethel mission—one
of the spreads that are being laid out
for the unemployed. They were filled
and comfortable and disposed ' to
reminisce their experience.
"Didje git a piece of that beef,
Bill?" asked one of the other.
"Yep ” said Bill.
"An- didje git some o’ that soup?’’
"An’ coffee?”
"Couldn’t o’ asked for more,
“Well, I don’no,” said Bill.
“Well, what wouldje of asked for?”
“I was just a-thinkin’,” said Bill,
“that to make that grub set right in
every way, if we’d a just had a little
highball to ’a’ started it off with
there’d be nothin' a-tall now to kick
about.”—Louisville Times.
Activities of Women.
Twenty-two states now have wid
ows' pension laws.
The best dentists in Belgrade, Ser
via, are sisters.
Women will be employed as chauf
feurs on Toledo's jitney buses.
The town of Cassopolis, Mich., with
350 homes, has 82 widows.
Yarick house in New York city has
been opened for the benefit of factory
girls, who can secure a room and
board there for prices ranging from
$4 to $4.75.
A League for Business Opportunities
for Women has been organized in
New York city, the object of which
is to secure equal pay with men for
women employed in the business
Miss Elizabetn L. Kolb of Philadel
phia has been selected by Secretarv
of the Navy Daniels to christen the
superdreadnaught Pennsylvania, which
will be launched in March at Newport
News, Va.
Ill Timed Gesture.
Percival—You should have heard
the audience laugh at Professor Ra
Penelope—I didn't think he was sup
posed to be funny.
Percival—He wasn't; but just as he
started to recite "The Frost Is on the
Pumpkin.” he reached up and
scratched his gray head.—Youngstown
Easily Explained.
"That man seems to be making a
great deal of money.”
"Yet in the nature of his business,
he is always up against it."
“How is that?”
"He is a wall decorator."
He Should Know.
"How is your lawn coming on this
year"" asked Mr. Griddings.
"The same way the onion crop is
coming on,” answered Mr. Lazonton.
“How is that?”
"Without any assistance from me."
Sympathy for Dumb Animals.
"The doctor says I ought to ride a
horse,” said the large man.
“He may be a good doctor," replied
the athletic person, “but he is no
member of the S. P. C. A.”
Naturally, a butter-in is usually a
sorehead.—Albany Journal.
MAliiit'S errUnl NUI CiKhAF
Had Earned Little of the Promised
Remuneration for Helping
Her Mother.
Now that the washing hung on the
line. Mrs. Moran was leaning over tne
back fence and discussing with sym
pathetic Mrs. Regan the problem of
bringing up a daughter. Privately,
Mrs. Regan considered that Maggie
Moran was born lazy, but Maggie's
mother held that Maggie's case was
not so simple.
"It ain't that Maggie's not willin',"
said Mrs. Moran. “Willin’ she is, and
active on her bicycle, and always
ready to run an errand for you. But
she ain’t one that hears work callin'
or sees it a-lookin’ at her.”
“It's easier to do a thing yerself
than to be tellin’ others,” said Mrs.
Regan, understandingly.
"And that's the truth," agreed Mrs.
Moran. "But Maggie ain't to blame,
although maybe she's a little too easy
discouraged. I’ve seen her tryin’.
Last winter I says to her, 'Maggie,' I
says, ‘every time you find something
to do to help mother round the house.
I’ll give ye a cent.’ That started her
hard at it. Mrs. Regan, and ’twas a
full two weeks before she got discour
aged and give it up.”
“And how much did she make?’
asked Mrs. Regan.
“Nine cents,” said Mrs. Moran, “but
I called it a dime."—Youth's Compan
Fashionable Goods Not Wanted.
That Latin-Americans insist on hav
ing just the kind of article that suits
their taste is illustrated by an incident
in Guatemala. An old gentleman in
the interior, a large ranch owner, had
always been used to a certain kind of
necktie, and asked a local house to
buy a number of them for him. The
house ordered several from an Ameri
can concern, but the latter wrote back
that that kind of necktie had been out
of date for 20 years, and sent several
of the latest design. These were re
fused. however, the old kind was ob
tained from Europe, and the American
house lost what might have been an
opening wedge to a good trade.
A Philosopher.
‘ Week before last,” said the kind
lady to the paralyzed beggar, “you got
a dollar from me because you were
deaf and dumb. Last week I gave you
a quarter because you were blind, be
fore I realized that you were the same
man. Now you ask for money because
you are paralyzed.”
"Yessum,” said the beggar. “Them's
the facts.”
“Don’t you think you'd do better if
you chose one affliction and stuck to
it?" asked the lady.
“No. ma'am,” said the beggar.
“They’s nothin’ so fatal to the full de
velopment o' all one’s nateral powers
as narrer specialization."—Judge.
Out He Went.
"John,” announced his mother-in
law, “the furnace has gone out.”
“I think I’ll follow it’s example,”
said he, as he reached for his hat.
Contrary Commendation.
“My dear, I wanted to please you,
so here is some very rare steak.”
“Well done!”
After the war many seats of gov
ernment will need patching.—Toledo .
O a
Big Jobs
—are gained largely by doing common tasks
uncommonly well.
But—to do unusually good work of any kind,
fitness of body and mind are required.
Food plays a big part in this matter—food that
contains true nourishment. And true nourishment—
be it remembered—must include certain important
elements which unfortunately are often lacking in the
ordinary dietary—especially in white bread. These
elements are phosphorus, iron, lime, sulphur, etc.,
stored by Nature in her field grains, and absolutely
necessary for building strong, vigorous bodies and
active brains.
—made of choice wheat and malted barley, affords all
the nutriment of these grains, including these important
mineral elements, in form for easy, quick digestion.
Grape-Nuts food is always fresh, crisp, sweet and
ready to eat—with cream or milk.
Thousands have found that a ration of Grape
Nuts each day makes for real progress towards the
bigger things of life.
“There's a Reason”
—sold by Grocers everywhere
Sheep Shearing.
It is a good plan to clean out the
sheep pens about three times during
the winter to prevent the manure
from heating; this is bad for the
The pen should bd kept well lit
tered with clean straw and should be
kept level.
Land-plaster should be scattered
over the pen before each lot of fresh
straw. This keeps the gases from
escaping and adds to the value of the
If you value the wool product,
an even condition must be kept up.
A poor sheep will eat as much and
require as much labor in securing
its fleece as a good one.
It is a mistake to ignore the mut
ton side of flock returns when the
outcome of the business is to be es
The shepherd who has a lot of good
fat sheep each winter, will find his
feeding pays quite as well as the av
Only the very best sheep, animals
which are true to their specific va
rieties of breed and full of promise,
should be selected for breeding pur
In a majority of cases size is only
a secondary consideration, provided
only that the animal is fat, smooth
and trim.
While there is an abundance of good
pasture is one of the best times to
fatten sheep that have passed their
Lambs intended as next year's ewes
should not be bred at this season as
it is better to give them plenty of
time to mature well.
Not only does it cost less to make
a pound of young flesh, than it does
a pound of mature flesh, but the for
mer is worth more in market.
The man who makes his sheep as
good as he can before sending to
market need have no fear of his placa
in market.
The ability of the ewe to properly
| nourish her lamb is one of the most
The secret of making money from
sheep in the corn belt is breeding the
best mutton rams to the range-bred
ewes, and having the lambs dropped
in cold weather.
important considerations in selecting
breeding stock.
It is generally conceded that if the
ewes are in good condition at mat
ing time, a larger proportion of twin
lambs can be secured.
Sheep that are in any way diseased
should never be retained for breed
ing stock, no matter how good a
fleece or lamb they may produce.
Sheep is a business in which the
hope of profit and the certainty of
making the land more fertile add zest
to a venture.
We need more small flocks on well
tilled farms. Such a combination rare
ly disappoints its owner.
The fairs supply a splendid oppor
(unity for beginners to find out for
themselves what constitutes mutton
form and excellence.
The lamb that cashes in the most
money in the fall is not the product of
poverty; he is a delicately modeled
and finished creature of affluence.
It is a well-known fact that, pound
for pound of grain, forage and fodder
fed, a mutton lamb, as a rule, w-ill
pay better returns than any other do
mestic animal.
The secret of the English shep
herd's success lies in the fact that
he considers the sheep an animal to
be cared for and coddled, from birth
to sale.
Too many farmers have the idea
that the sheep is a sort of wanderer
on the face of the earth, capable of
caring for itself. Far from it.
Overcrowding the ewes that are
heavy with lamb is a frequent source
of injury. Sheep need plenty of
space both in the barn and yards,
that they may exercise freely without
Always contrive to have some kind
of green crops, such as rape, vetches
or whatever may be most convenient
to grow for the Iambs at weaning
time, and plan to have them on plowed
land as much as possible, to prevent
stomach worms.
At lambtime let the ewes and lambs
be in a small pen by themselves un
til they thoroughly know their moth
ers, before putting them with the oth
ers, and avoid having so many ewes
and lambs in one pen.
Mangels and Sugar Beets Are
Considered Excellent—Have
High Feeding Value.
It has been demonstrated that seven
or eight pounds of mangels have as
great feeding value as one pound of
grain, when given to pigs or hogs,
and that sugar beets have even a
greater value, so it is hard to under
stand why pig raisers are so careless
about growing root crops for their an
imals. Xot only have the root crops a
high feeding value, but they do more
for the good health of the hogs than
one can estimate.
In regard to their feeding value, it
has been demonstrated time and again
that when mangel or sugar beets, or
both, are fed in connection with light
rations of grain, using middlings in
stead of bran, pork of high quality can
be produced cheaper than in any other
way, with the possible exception of the
substitution of ensilage for the root
If root crops can be bought at rea
sonable prices, better have some for
feeding, and next season grow your
own supply.
Youngsters Will Thrive on Grass
—Second Crop Alfalfa Is
Excellent Feed.
Give the sow a movable house in the
pasture just before farrowing time, as
the youngsters will thrive on the grass.
If she farrows in the fall the quiet of
the pasture is just what she needs.
Second crop alfalfa is fine for the
pigs, but if pastured very closely it
will soon run out.
If the pig is stinted in its food at
any stage of its life, it can never be
come a perfect pork producer.
Brood sows require a mixed diet,
and one containing plenty of protein
and not too much fattening quality.
Did you ever come across a farmer
who would admit that he did not know
how to feed pigs? Yet, the real pig
feeder is rare.
Weeds Make Severe Strain.
More money is expended fighting
weeds than in paying taxes, yet some
of the men do the most kicking at tax
time and the least weeding at weed
ing time. They do not seem to realize
the severe drains the weeds are mak
ing on their farm resources.
Flock of One Color.
Nothing looks nicer in the poultry
market than a flock all of one color.
Almost any merchant will pay more
for a coop of birds or a case of eggs
if they are all alike.
Hereditarily Unsound Horses Are
No More Profitable Breed
ers Than Scrubs.
_ •
(By PROF. G. W. BARNES, Arizona E.x
P2riment. Station.)
A farmer should be careful and not
breed to stallions which are spoken
of as "hereditarily unsound.” Un
sound horses are no more profitable to
raise than scrubs. Unsoundnesses are
usually due to a weakness which may
appear in one or all of the following
conditions: First, is poor conforrra
tion (nothing will put a horse on the
shelf quicker than this fault), and is
one which you should avoid in choos
ing a stallion to mate with your
mares. Second, is poor quality in
the tissues. While these are physi
cal characteristics, the offspring will
inherit to a certain degree such weak
Of course these may not be in evi
dence in the offspring until they begin
to reach maturity and are put to or
dinary work: then there begins to ap
pear the result of this inherited weak
ness or unsoundness. It is, of course,
not the unsoundness itself which is
transmitted, but the cause in form of
a weakness.
Use, if possible, a stallion of pure
breeding, possessing good individual
ity, quality, conformation, and which
shows no unsoundness.
Do not depend upon cne of those
characteristics alone, but combine
them all, and remember that a good
sound thoroughbred stallion is worth
breeding to.
You cannot afford to breed to a
scrub at any price.
Not a Good Method.
Most of the hogs in this country
are raised by the "by guess and by
gosh method,” that is, the breeding
sows are allowed to run with the herd,
fed any old thing that comes handy
without regard to their condition at
farrowing time, or when great quan
tities of milk are needed to start the
youngsters on the road to profit.
Odors From Neglected Cellar.
Now doth the neglected cellar begin
to emit its vile odors—and ill ones,
too. Clean up, if you would preserve
the health of the folks.
Poor Farmer Condemned.
A poor farmer is to be condemned
because he wastes good soil in pro
ducing poor crops and waste of any
kind is sinful.
Much Honey Wasted.
There are millions of pounds of
honey going to waste in this country
every year for want of bees to gather
the nectar from the flow'ers.
Why Not?
Why should not every farmer own a
good fanning mill?
/arious Methods of Financing Road
Building and Retiring Debts Dis
cussed by Experts on Subject.
"While it is frequently easy for a
tounty to issue bonds and borrow
money for improving the local high
ways, the raising of the money to re
tire those bonds at maturity is often
not so simple. Many counties, in bor
rowing money for bonds, figure that
the amount of money raised reprer
sents the total cost of the road, for
getting that the road must be main
tained and repaired if, at the end of
the term of the bonds, the county is to
have anything to show for its invest
The question of financing county
road building is discussed fully in De
partment of Agriculture Bulletin No.
136, entitled "Highway Bonds,” which
is written by the office of public roads
in collaboration with James W. Glover,
professor of mathematics and insur
ance. University of Michigan. In this
bulletin the authors discuss fully the
various methods of financing road
building and retiring debts for road
construction, and also deal frankly
with the actual total cost of a road
during the life of the bonds. On the
total cost of a road, the authors cite
the following two examples as afford
ing at least a basis for estimating the
total minimum cost of a mile of road:
Bituminous macadam: Cost of con
struction ($10,500) under 5 per cent
serial bond with interest for 20 years,
$16,012.50. Cost of annual repair and
maintenance ($600) for 20 years, $12,
000. Total cost for 20 years, $28,012.50.
Brick: Cost of construction ($18,500)
under 5 per cent serial bond with In
terest for 20 years, $26,426.73. Cost of
annual repair and maintenance ($330)
for 20 years, $6,000. Total cost for 20
years, $32,426.73.
The authors point out that the ac
tual cost of building and maintaining
a specific highway can be determined
only after the character and volume
of traffic and actual wear and tear
have been studied for a series of
Good Road in North Carolina.
years. The figures quoted above, of
course, will not apply to ordinary mac
adam, gravel or clay roads, but in
all these cases the interest on the
bonds must be met, and ttere must
be expenditures to maintain them in
condition. The poorer the drainage
and the less permanent the character
of the road foundation, tfce greater
must be the percentage that repair
costs will bear to the first cost. Sim
ilarly, the question of whether the
actual surfacing is designed to with
stand the character of traffic and
weather to which it is subjected also
has an important bearing on what it
will cost the county to keep the road
In such shape that when thu bonds are
paid the locality still will have a valu
able property to show as a result of
its borrowing and repayment.
Most Helpful Signs.
One of the most helpful signs of
the present time is the attitude of the
farmer and the business man towards
greater permanency in building and
improvements. This is >5en in road
building, in the very widespread use
of concrete on the farm and in the
tendency towards fireproof buildings
In all of the small cities. Truly there
are some places where concrete can
be used to good advan’.age on your
Good Road Benefits.
Good roads broaden our sympathy,
lessen distance and increase our use
Brings Market Nearer.
The good road brings the market
nearer to you.
Profits in Stock Feeding.
Much of the profits of stock feeding
will depend upon the kinds of feed
you have at hand and the quality of
the animals kept through the winter.
Straw for Bedding.
Straw’ for bedding animals should
be safely housed in the barn and not
allowed to go to waste in the stack.
Benefit of an Incubator.
In handling an incubator the per
versity of a hen’s nature does not
have to be reckoned with.
Tomato Blight.
The early destruction of tomato
vines on fields that were affected with
blight will decrease the prevalence of
the disease next year.
One Bad Ear.
The loss incurred by the use of one
bad ear of corn means the loss of
over 600 ears or six bushels of corn.
Teach Colt to Eat.
The young colt should be taught to
eat grain with his dam as early as
Theatrical Manager — Hie there!
What are .you going to do with that
Disconsolate Lover—Going to kill
Theatrical Manager—Hold on a min
ute. If you're bound to do it, won’t
you be good enough to leave a note
saying you did it for love of Miss
Starr, our leading lady? It’s a dull
season, and every little helps.
Girls! Beautify Your Hair! Make It
Soft, Fluffy and Luxuriant—Try
the Moist Cloth.
Try as you will, after an application
of Danderine, you cannot find a single
trace of dandruff or falling hair and
your scalp will not itch, but what will
please you most, will be after a few
weeks' use, when you see new hair,
fine and downy at first—yes—but real
ly new hair—growing all over the
A little Danderine immediately dou
bles the beauty of your hair. No differ
ence how dull, faded, brittle and
scraggy, just moisten a cloth with
Danderine and carefully draw it
through your hair, taking one small
strand at a time. The effect is im
mediate and amazing—your hair will
be light, Huffy and wavy, and have an
appearance of abundance; an incom
parable luster, softness and luxuri
ance, the beauty and shimmer of true
hair health.
Get a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton's
Danderine from any store and prove
that your hair is as pretty and soft
as any—that it has been neglected or
injured by careless treatment—that's
all. Adv.
Same Power.
“I have tribute to my powers as an
actor. I can draw tears from men
and women alike any time by working
on their feelings.”
“Humph! I can do that, too.”
“On the stage?”
“No, in my office. I’m a dentist.”
Sow Saves Pig in Sack.
George Flock, a prominent rancher
! near Yreka, Cal., was badly bitten by
a sow with a litter of pigs. At the
time of the accident he was passing
through a yard with a six-day-oid pig
in a sack on his back. The pig gave
a squeal, and the old sow, on hearing
it, jumped for the sack, tearing it
off Flock's back. She then made for
Flock, who ran for the fence, but be
fore he could reach it he was bitten
tv. ice in the leg.
And it is easier to marry a girl for
her beauty than it is to live with her
for the same reason.
It’s Foolish to Suffer
You may be brave enough to
stand backache, or headache, or
dizziness. But if. in addition, ur
ination is disordered, look out!
If you don’t try to fix your sick
kidneys, you may fall into the
Clutches of kidney trouble before
you know it. But if you live more
carefully and help your kidneys
with Doan's Kidney Pills, you can
stop the pains you have and avoid
future danger as well.
A Nebraska Case
and Catarrhal Troitbla
Cured by PeTu-na
JA cold Is acute catarrh.
koruna Is a recognized standard
remedy for catarrh.
Copy "lib of Life” Free.
Samuel Bixler, Gor
don, Neb., says: "Four
years’ service in the
army left with a
chronic ease of kidney
eTimplatnt. I had to
get up at night to
pass the kidney secre
tions and my whole
body ached. My joints
swelled and I had
fainting spells. Doan's
Kidney Pills have
corrected these ail
ments and I can't be
too grateful.”
Get Doan • at Any btore. 50c a Hex
Those of Middle Age Especially.
When you have found no remedy for the horrors that
oppress you during change of life, when through the long
hours of the day it seems as though your back would break,
when your head aches constantly, you are nervous, de
pressed and suffer from those dreadful bearing down pains,
don’t forget that Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
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Read what these three women say:
From Mrs. Hornung, Buffalo, N. Y.
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Made Me Well and Strong.
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The Change of Life.
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Beltsville, Md.
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(CONFIDENTIAL ) LYNN, MASS., for advice. '
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Catarrhal Fever
3 to 6 doses often cm re.
One 50-eent bottle SPOHN'S guaranteed to cure a esse
Safe for ar-v mare, horse or colt.
Dozen botucs ft). Get it of druggists, harness dealers or direct fr
manufacturers, express paid.
SPOHN'S is tne best preventive of all forms of distemper
Chemists and Bacteriologists, Ooshen, lml., C.S. A.
Yes, waiting for every farmer or termer's
son — any industrious American who is
anxious to establish for himself a happy
home and prosperity. Canada’s hearty in
vitation this year is more attractive than
ever. Wheat is higher but her farm land
just as cheap and in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta
160 Acre Homesteads are Actually Free to Settlers and
Other Land at From $15 to $20 per Acre
The people of European countries as well as the American continent
must be fed—thus an even greater demand for Canadian Wheat will keep
up the price. Any farmer who can buy land at $15.00 to $30.00 per acre
—get a dollar for wheat and raise 20 to 45 bushels to the acre is bound to
make money—that’s what you can expect in Western Canada. Wonder
ful yields also of Oats, Barley and Flax, Mixed Farming is fully as prof
itable an industry as grain raising. Tne excellent grasses, full of nctriti >n.
are the only food required either fo • beef or dairy purposes. Good schools,
markets convenient, climate excellent.
Military aerv-ce is not compulsory in Canada bur there is an unusual demand for farm
labor to replace the many young men who havs volunteered for service in ihe war
Write for literature and particulars as to reduced railway rates to SuperLitenaeni
Immigration. Ottawa, Canada; or to
W.V. Bennett, 22017th St., Room
• 4, Bee Building, Omaha, Nebr.
Canadian Goverment Agent.