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REP OLOUD. NEBRASKA, CHIEF
S? Julia CtondlerMoixx
4? AWCLVRC MEW3PAPER jyIDICATEr J
THE GIRL ANDTHE SCREEN
When The Mothor entered the com
bination delicatessen shop and lco
cream parlor a group of girls seated
at a tablo wore bo much absorbed In
their discussion that they had oven
forgotten tho refreshments before
them. Nor did they Beo Tho Mother
aa she stood waiting for ono of tho
busy clerks to como her way.
"Why, we've Just got to find a way
to keep nor out. I tell you wo can't
have her in the sorority. Sho would
spoil all tho fun. Every last ono of
you know how rudo and unfair sho Is
capablo of being," and llttlo Miss
Bright Byes, who had tho tloor pro
tem, mixed In a name with her spir
ited protest which sent tho hot blood
to The Mother's temples and mndo her
leavo tho shop without making the
purchase for which sho had entered
For you seo tho subject of all tho
talk was Tho Girl tho listener's own
And what was worso Tho Mother
knew In her heart of hearts that tho
criticism sho had heard was true.
Throughout tho afternoon of tho
crisp November day Tho Mother sat
alone in her sowing room. Tho work
she had begun lay untouched In her
lap, nor did sho stir In answer to
either door or telephono bell. Her
gaze was riveted on the expanse of
lawn which circled hor pretty homo,
and as she watched tho llttlo dead
leaves blown away into hollows and
corners and trenches for their long
winter's sleep hor thoughts ran back
"Oh, Mother, I Have Got In 8o Wrong."
over all tho sixteen years of Tho Girl's
life, and, as though It bad happened
yesterday, tho scene of tho child's first
quarrel camo with grave importance
to her memory.
Tho Girl had been to blame. She
had been Intolerably rude to Llttlo
Neighbor; beastly unfair, and when
her Hmall guest had stood out against
her Tho Girl had burst Into a storm
of tears which so touched Tho Moth
er's sympathy that it qulto ran away
with her judgment.
From that day on The Mothor had
been nothing hotter than a screen be
hind which Tho Girl might find pro
tection. From this far-away picture of the
first quarrel of Tho Girl Tho Mother's
thoughts camo back to the group of
serious young faces In tho lco cream
parlor whoro hor schoolmates wero
discussing ways and means of keeping
Tho Girl out of their sorority, assign
ing as their reason that she was "rude
The words rang through Tho Moth
er's mind with tho persistency of some
lilting tune from a musical comedy.
They seemed to dance away with the
scurrying leaves out on tho broad
ilawn, and then como back to Bear
ithelr way llko a burning brand into
Tho Mother's brain. Sho remembered
innumerable Instances when, in hor
ideallngs with 'her companions, Tho
Girl bad shown no uenso of Justice,
and as many others in which her domi
neering egotism and lntolorablo self
jlshness had appalled Tho Mother's
heart, but each tlmo the adoring pa
rent had believed that only sho saw
the hideous faults of The Girl, and bo
she bad gono on from year to year
screening them from tho public eye,
(or at least thinking that she did, for
today It was quite obvious that aha
had not wholly succeeded.
Tho Mother sat In hor sowing room,
tho work alio had begun Immediately
after lunch lying untouched for hours
In her lap. she heard Tho Girl open
tho front door; lay her books on.tho
library table, and como slowly down
tho hall. When she opened tho door
of tho sunny llttlo Bowing room Tho
Mother had picked up the work In her
lap and was plying her needle Indus
triously. To Tho Girl sho gave a smile and
went on with her work, Ignoring tho
troubled look In tho young eyes aa
they watched her from tho doorway
Thoro was obviously something
wrong, but Tho Mother, for tho first
tlmo In her life, made It difficult for
The Girl to tell her.
"Oh, mother, I have got In bo
wrong!" finally from Tho Girl, who, In
tho sudden memory of tho embarrass
ing time sho had been having, did not
notice Tho Mother's unusual silence.
"I called that llttlo Mrs. Lco a per
fect dowd today, and sho overheard.
I was talking to Marjorlo Mason about
tho party for which Mary Lco has sent
out Invitations and I had no Idea her
mothor was within a mllo around,
when I suddenly turned and saw hor
standing back of mo when I had Just
said that It was a pity for Mary to
havo such a dowd for a mother.
"You'll mako It alright with her
won't you mother?' 'ended Tho Girl
In keen distress.
Tho Mother regarded her with
grave, calm eyes this pretty young
daughter who had nevor learned to
guard her tongue because she had
nevor bad to suffer tho consequences
of Its Btlng. And the Girl, amazed at
the slowness of Tho Mother's consent
to "mako it alright with Mrs. Lee,"
reiterated her question.
It was almost duBk when Tho Girl
left tho Bowing room to wash her tear
stained face. Tho Mother watched her
dejected steps tako their way down
tho street toward tho homo of Mary
Lee, and hor heart ached for hor.
Even now The Mother's Impulso
was to rush out of tho house, over
take Tho Girl and savo her the pain
ful apology to her neighbor. Sho had
been a screen for bo long that the
thing had become habitual, and It was
only tho realization that Tho Girl's
womanhood would bo pormanently
dwarfed If sho did not begin at onco
to do a llttlo fighting on her own ac
count that held The Mother beside
tho window watching for the return
The Girl's feot almost ran along tho
street as they brought her home. Her
head was hold high; red spots burned
hor cheeks, and when she threw open
tho door of the room in which The
Mother waited there was a glorious
light of conquest in her cyeB which
argued happily for hor growth.
Vicar for 8lx Gets $4,500.
Tho living of St. Alphngo, London
Wall, England, which recently became
vacant, Is a sinecure. Tbero Is no
congregation, the average number of
worshipers on Sunday being about six.
Tho stipend of tho Incumbent is $4, GOO
a year, and It has been suggested that
tho church should be amalgamated
with another and the salary of tho
vicar put to better use within tha)
EFFICIENT TRAP NEST IS A NECESSITY
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(I'rcparrd by thu t'nltuil StutvH Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
A trap nest In a laying nest so ar
ranged that after a hen enters It sho
Is confined until released by tho at
tendant. Tho trap nest shown In tho
accompanying Illustrations Is used
with good results on tho government
poultry farm and Is quite similar to
tho nest used nt tho Connecticut
stato experiment station It is very
slmplo and may bo built at a small
Tho ubo of trap nests Is ossontlnl
In brooding poultry for both egg pro
duction and exhibition, whoro pedt
groo records nro used in solcctlng
clthor tho males or females, and has
a placo In mass snloctlon for Increas
ing tho egg production. Trap nests
aro of valuo In wooding out poor lay
ers and Increasing thoavorngo egg
yiold of a flock by soloctlng and brood
ing, but aro not extensively used on
account of tho largo amount or labor
roqulrod to oporato thom. Somo poul
try breeders trap nest their pullots
during tholr first six months of lay
ing and uso this as a ImBls In select
ing their breeders for egg production.
Ono trap nost (Fig. 1) should bo
provided for four to flvo hens kept In
flocks of fifty or more, whllo moro trap
nosts per hen aro necessary in small
er flocks. Tho hens nro banded with
numborcd bands, and a record Is kopt
of tholr egg production. Tho nosts
should bo visited at least tbroo tlmos
dally, and preferably four or flvo
tlmos, froquont trips being especially
necessary whon tho hens aro laying
freely and during hot weather.
This trap nost may bo attachod to
tho under sldo of tho dropping board,
with tho front facing tho pen and ar
ranged so that it can bo easily re
mo vod, or it may bo placed on tho
walls of tho pen. If tho nest Is placed
Tinder tho dropping hoard, tho lattor
will sorvo as a top for the nest, and
the roar of tho nest may bo of wlro
to allow good ventilation In warm
weather. If tho nest Is plncod on tho
wall, slats or wlro should bo Insorted
from tho front of tho nest to tho wall
at a sharp anglo to provont tho hens
from roosting on tho nest.
When tho hen cntors this nest her
back raises tho door (c), which re
leases tho catch or trigger (a) and
allows tho door to shut. Tho catch
should bo set so that its edgo Just
WOVEN WIRE FENCE IS BEST
Problem Has Always Loomed Up High
to the Beginner With Sheep Put
Barbed Wire on Top,
Tho fencing problem has always
loomed up high to tho beginner In
raising sheep. It is not, howovor, a
very difficult ono If It Is undertaken
in an Intelligent 'manner. It does not
require heavy fonco to hold sheep,
but barbed wlro will not mako satis
factory cheep fonco.
Most shoop ralflors uso a fenco con
structed of woven wlro from thirty to
forty-two Inchos high with from flvo
to nine horizontal wires and sixteen to
twenty stays to tho rod. Any fonco
coming insldo those limits If put up
with a post each fourtoen to Blxtecn
foot will provo satisfactory for sheep.
If a thirty-Inch woven wlro is used,
It should havo at least ono barbed
wire on top of it. It usually pays to
put ono or two bnrhed wires on top of
the woven wlro, however, as this will
mako a fonco that will turn horsos and
cnttlo as woll as sheop,
Begin Preparations for Fair.
Look over tho vogotnblos, flowers,
and fruits nnd begin preparations for
showing them nt tho county or state
fairs. It is worth tho effort oven
though a prlzo Is not tho result.
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holds tho door, which position If
regulated by tho screw or nail nt tlir
lower insldo edgo of tho rutch. A
wnslior should bo placed on the screw
(d) betweon tho catch and tho side of
tho nest to prevent this catch from
sticking. Tho guard (10 around the
catch keeps tho nestling material
away from tho catch. Tho length of
tho catch which supports tho door
and tho triangular notch In tho door
may bo varied slightly for very Rtnnll
or very Inrgo hens.
Constructing a Three-Compartment
Cut four flovcn-clghth-luch boards
for ends and partitions, 12 Inches
wldo by 1!) Inches long, enough ono-half-Inch
boards 39V6 Inches long,
laid lengthwise, to cover tho top, back
and bottom, and ono strip Mb Inches
long nnd ouo and one-half Inches
wldo for tho front of tho nests. Cut
tbroo pieces of onc-hnlf-lncli bonrds 12
Inches long nnd three inches high to
Insert In tho nest to hold tho nesting
material away from tho door.
Nail tlio top, buck and bottom to tho
ends nnd partitions (seo Fig. 2), in
sert tho three Inch strips In tho nosts,
and mako tho guard (b), nailing It to
the left sldo of tho nest, lloro n holo
In tho catch (a) largo enough so that
tho catch will movo freely whon
screwed Into position on tho Bldo.
I'Inco a washer on tho Bcrow between
tho cntch and tho sldo of tho nest.
Placo a screw at tho lower edgo of
tho catch to stop It when sot, bo that
tho cntch will Just hold tho door.
Mako tho doors (c) of soveu-elghths-Inch
material, 12 Inches by six Inches,
and cut n triangular notch In tho cen
ter four inchos wldo. Put two Bcrow
eyes in tho top of tho doors and boro
holes In tho front of tho nests two
Inchos bolow tho top (Insldo measure
ment), through which a thrcosix-teenth-lnch
wlro Is run to support
Attach a narrow strip to tho front
of tho nests for tho hens to Jump upon
when entering tho nests. Placo a but
ton or block of wood on tho front of
each partition to hold tho door when
tho nest Is closed.
If tho nosts nro to ho placed direct
ly bolow tho dropping board, a wlro
top should bo used on tho noxt, oxcopt
for a five-Inch strip of wood on tho
front edgo of tho top to stiffen tho
PLANT PEAR TREES IN ROWS
Good Distance Is Fifteen by Thirty
Feet Object Is to Obtain Larger
Yields of Fruit.
A good dlstanco for planting stand
ard poar trees la 15 by 30 feet; that
Is, tho rows aro 30 feet apart and tho
troos 15 feet apart In tho rows.
Tho object of this method Is to ob
tain larger crops of fruit from tho
samo ground until tho trees becomo
largo onough to Intorfcro with each
other; then each alternnto tree In tho
row Is cut out, leaving the trees In tho
ontlro orchard at a dlstanco of 30 foot
1 This systom has tho advantage of
moro fully utilizing tho land for fruit
production until tho thinning out be
Anothor plan Is to plant tho trees 20
foot apart each way. This dlstanco
will afford freo circulation of air and
abundance of sunlight, both of which
aro essential to welldovolopod and
highly colored fruit.
Avoid Rheumatism Among Pigs.
If your barn and feed yards havo a
proper systom of dralnago, thoro will
bo llttlo danger of rhoumntlsm among
your pigs. If you havo not already
Installed a good system of drainage,
do so now.
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MIGHTY POWER OF LOVE
Great Truth In Words Which Emer
son Is Put on Record aa
It was Emerson who said, "An nc
roptnnco of tho sentiment of lovo
throughout Christendom for a season,
would bring tho foloti and tho outcast
to our Bldo in tears, with tho dovotlon
of his fncultlos to our service Lovo
would put a now fnco on this weary
old world. In which wo dwoll nB pa
gans and enemies too long, nnd It
would wnrm tho hoart to seo how fast
tho vain diplomacy of statesmen, tho
Impotence or armies nnd navies and
lines of dofenso, would bo superseded
by this unarmed child." AlaB that
tho sontlmont has not boon nccepted,
but luntend tho world nnd tho Indi
vidual havo boon laying their plans,
nnd directing tholr action, by a calcu
latlon of chances which, of course,
cun bo no bigger than tho human
mind thnt does tho calculating. That
lovo hnH not been tried Is proved
by tho collapse of commercial civili
zation, but tho things of commerco
nnd of calculation pnrlsh, whllo tho
ncntlmont of lovo endures, because It
Is of God, nnd being of Coil, Is sure
In tho end to triumph. Unlvorsallst
In Time of Due Prepare for Drought.
Hrother Casslus Cautious KuhIi came
forward to bo baptized nt tho colored
enmpmeetlng. Tho parson was tired
of baptizing Hrother Cnsslus nnd snld:
"WalToli you nlwnys como forward
to bo baptized Into tho fold? You
dono been baptized 17 times. I'so bap
tized you my own Bolf every fall slnco
tho big woods burned nod Marsu Hon
eycutt died f'om obor-oxortln' hlsBolf.
Ain't dat do truf?"
"Amen," mild Casslus.
"How many times youall expect to
bo baptized, tint's what I ax yo?"
"I reckon," replied CassluB Cautious
Kusli, "I'll bo baptized every year.
Do oftener 1 getH ills mortal clay
soaked down, do safer I'll bo from
sparks on dat great day when do world
am all on tiro. Hallelujah!" Judgo.
Time Has Made a Difference.
"Tho last tlmo 1 Haw Sylvia Pank
hurst before tho war," writes a Lon
don clubman, "sho was In tho arms of
a pollcomnn, being cnrrlcd off to tho
Vino Street station, followed by scores
of militants Rhrloklng thnt women
would novor bo slaves. I saw hor a
few nights ago down nonr Poplar way,
whoro sho was presiding ovor a two
penny restaurant where splendid din
nors of hot stow, potatoes and fruit
pudding with bread, huttor and tea
wero served to dlatressod East End
era. In nddltlon tho Buffragottes have
organized puro milk dopnts for the
babies, and nn employment bureau
for girls and women."
No Long Term Wished.
"May I say Just ono word boforo you
Imposo sentenco?" asked tho stroot
"Woll, what Is It?" snapped tho
"Pleaso remember, your honor, thnt
you nro Imposing sentenco and not
granting mo a franchlso," ho cau
tioned, fearing for tho worst.
One Commandment Broken.
Ilrldgot Tho now nelghborB want to
cut tholr grass, mum, nnd they sent
over to ask the loan of your lawn
mower. Mistress Lend thom our lawnmow
er to cut grass on tho Sabbath! Cer
tainly notl Tell thom, Bridget, that
wo haven't one. Hoston Transcript.
mil I soo tho herring catch of Eng
land last year exceeded by far that of
any provlous season.
Jill They probably wanted to got
In out of tho wot bofore tho submarine
Kind He Liked Best.
Sho You llko molon, do you not.
Ho Yes; especially tho kind fre
quently cut by largo corporations.
As to a Voice.
"Sho says her voice Is adapted to
all sorts of muBlc."
"Well, It scorns ablo to stand any
The Least of Two.
"Your money or your life!"
"Tako mo llfo; I'm savin' rno money
(or mo old ago."
If a fair woman Is fair to her womon
friends sho must uso a very excellent
10c Worth of (gpQjJt)
Will Clear $1.00 Worth of Land
Get rid of the stumps and grow
big crops on cleared land. Now
is the time to clean ud vour farm
DR. BRADBURY, Dentist
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cither for the Stom
ach, the liver, or
the bowels, you
really should try -
Its tonic qualities sharpen
the appetite, aid digestion,
and kccpthcliver and bowels
daily active. For over 60
years it has been helping
people to promote and main
tain better health. Try It.
A tollat preparation of turrit
Italpa to cradle! dandruff.
Far RaatAviav Color ami
wo. anil ii ooai I'ruinriiia,
Carrying Them Out.
Youth (with tlo of tho Stars and
Stripes) I Hunt you somo suggestions
telling you how to mako your papor
moro Interesting. Havo you carried
out any of my IdonH?
Editor Hid you meet tho otllco boy
with tho wnBtopuper basket as you
Youth Yes, yes, I did.
Editor Woll, ho was carrying out
HOW TO HEAL STUBBORN
TORMENTING SKIN DISEASES
A Ilaltlmoro doctor suggests this
slmplo, but rcllabln and Inexpensive,
homo treatment for people suffering
with eczema, ringworm, rashes and
similar Itching, burning skin troubles.
At any rcllablo drugglst'B got a Jai
of roalnol ointment and a cako of rosl
not soap. These will not cost a bit
moro than seventy-fivo cents. With
tho rcBlnol soap and warm water bathe
tho affected parts thoroughly, until
thoy aro freo from crusts and the skin
is softened. Dry very gontly, spread
on a thin layer of the reslnol oint
ment, and cover with a light bandage
If necessary to protect the clothing.
This should bo done twice a day. Usu
ally tho distressing itching and burn
ing stop with tho first treatment, and
the skin Boon becomes clear and
hoalthy again. Adv.
Thoro's many a kick concealed In
an Insulnted electric wlro.
When you hnvo no reason to smllo,
keep In practice, anyway.
No such thing
A lot of manufacturers call tbetf
"Rubberlne," "Rubberold" Rubtxr-thU and
Rubber-that. The Ufa b all out of rubber if
aapoaad lo tha daylight for al month.
Thcra I no euch thine "Rubber ftooftag
of any kind. There Is no rubber ia
ltd made of tha very bett Roofing Pelt thor
oughly saturated in our properly blended
asphalt and coated by a harder grade of
asphalt which keep the toft Saturation
within the life of the roofing from drying
It is guaranteed 5. 10 or IS rears, according to
whether the thickness is I, 2 or 3 ply re
spectively. Your local dealer will quote) you reason
able prices on our good.
General Roofing Mannfactmrbf C.
nortam Kir-prat maMuarfurars Qjxeoaag
and Building IVipn-s
NtwTtraClry Celeste ttHiliejUs StUab
Beatae CUraUal PHuSarse Datreil SaaFrsadace
Clariaaaii Mlraapali KaiauCky Statue
AtUota Haatlaa laaaaa HaaWig 54ear
is constantly growing in favor because it
Does Not Stick to the Iron
and it will not injure the finest fabric. For
laundry purpose sit nas no equal. 16 ox
package 10c 1-3 more starch for same money.
OEFIANCL STARCH CO., Omaha, Nebraska
W. N. U., LINCOLN, NO. 37-1915.
while products bring high prices. Blasting is
quickest, cheapest and easiest with Low Freez
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Write for Free Handbook of Explotlvem AS. OOF,
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