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The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, December 09, 1904, Image 19

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. , k Two Men of To Day.
Jim Jones had n habit or Inughlng-
Whenever ho spoke 110 would IlIIl1o-
_ _ _ _ 110 never would recognize trouble :
- 110 claimed that It wasn't worth while :
lie paid no attention to trifles ,
'Twas hapP ' -go-hjclty with Jim :
lie always seemed IIhort IUI to mUlley ,
t But lire seemed worth livIng to hll11. .
' a John SmIth had n habit ot scowllng-
lIe grumbled whenever ho
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Ire dId everything : with lrl'cl ) lon
And nothing to hllll was It Joke :
lIe gave nil his time to his business :
lie worried und fussed ' '
' every day :
Ite's rich , but his : friends often won-
tlerl'd
Ir Smith ever made living pay.
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i Sharks and WD.r. . .
The flslwrmon of the northern part
of the Adriatic sea are alarmed at
the number and size of the sharks
that have been caught there since
June. Three were taken in lstrla
within n few days , and a very large
one was caught lately In Quamero.
'fho Adriatic fishermen declare that
these sharks are fIsh that have been
, driven out of the Yellow sea and the
Siberian waters by the many frightful
submarine mine eXIloslons They al.
lege that since the beginning of the
Russo . Japanese war the number of
sharks in the Mediterranean sea has
Increased steadily.
I It has been known for some time
t that the Suez canal has been the
t means of bringing a great many big
sharks Into the Mediterranean every
J year. The sharle is a fish which will
follow a ship for days : and weeks , once
- he fInds that steady supply of offal
is thrown overboard. The amount
cast into the sea dally frol11 a big jas
senger steamship Is so great that It
would suffice for half a dozen sharks ; : ,
greedy as these brutes are. There.
'A tore , it is not strange that practically
, f - ' liner ] is
every dogged all the war from
Asiatic waters by big sharks. ,
The Suez canal does not stop them ,
- and they stay with the shIp till It
leaves the Straits of Gibraltar. By
that time most of them have found
the great schools of tunny and other
fish that till the Mediterranean , and
they desert the ship and stay there
after In the great interior ocean , to
the vast injury of the fishermen.
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Safeguarding the Paper Currency.
To the average man the paper used
by Uncle Sam for currency outrank
all others In value and attractiveness
This paper , used variously for money , ,
bonds , checks ; : , internal re\'enuo
stamps , etc" , is ! made in Pitts1eld. ! ,
; ; Mass. , in one of the most perfect pa
per manufactories in the world. In
the eyes of the government it Is the
perfection of Its manufacture that
gives value to what Is known a , ; ;
"monpy paper , " and there is , contrar '
' to the general impression , no seem t
In either the process or formula.
Reliance against imitation Is ! placed
on the skill required , and on time fnc :
that the machinery essential to pro
ductlon is costly , massive and not
- ' easily capable of concealment. 'Tejo ; ,
with the aids of the well.known silk
r I- fibers and the statutory provisions
. against Its unauthorized manufacture
i and possession , offer the chief protec
. . , Lion against counterfeiting : and. it Is I
. IT acknowledged by the secret servlco
: .f that the government paper itself Is n
greater safeguard to the treasury than
the intricacies of design and engra\ ' .
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Only in money paper are sill ; : threads
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e used , but while the sheet is still soft
the government watermark is presfwd
Into the other papers. This wate
mark Is the simple monogram , "U. S
'I' D. " for check paper , "U. S. P. D. '
for postage stamps , and "U. S. I. R. "
for revenue paper.
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Medicines of Former Generations.
f4 A sure cure for the ague , according
, > . to an old.tlme specific , was to run n
L _ 'I' live spider In butter and then eat It. i
The late Vincent Sluckle Lane , whe
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Ing much of his life in time collection
of full : . lore , gives many other Instances -
stances of the patent melllcines ot
former generations To rub n dried
mole to powder and to swallow ns
much of it as would lie on n shilling
for nine days In succession was nn-
other cure for ague. A haro's foot
curried on the person prevented colic :
eels applied to the care were a 8VO'
elite against deufness : and ellloptY
yielded to a gentle treatment of toad
stools gathered just as they worn forc-
Ing their way through the ground and
swallowed In claret at midnight.
There were many ways of curing fits ,
but the simplest plan was to go into
a church I\t midnight and walk three
times round the communion table. A
snale's ; : klcln worn round' the temples
tt as good for headache , but it that
failed the sufferer might try moss
grown on a human skull , then pow'
dered and talen ; : I\S nnuff.
Veteran's Home His Office
The tax collector at 1\Yachlns , Maine ,
Is n civil war veteran and suffers to-
day from wounds received In the serv
Ice. His sufferings have grown worse
of late ] and have prompted him to post
the following ; notice In the postoftlco :
"On account of shot and hell your
tax collector's office , until further no
lice , will lie at his ! : ! residence In Elm
street. G. II. Kennlston , Collector. "
Soaked Innocent Visitor.
A newly married Nashua , N. 1-1. , cots
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pIe were annoyed hy Halloween prank
players and made several unsuccessful 1
efforts to catch the boys and girls
Finally there came a long ring and
n pall of water waR poured from a
chamber window over the front door ,
which just soaked the new suit of ono
of the brlae's dearest lady friends ,
who had come to call
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What a Hen Can Le rn.
When a boy I had It fat lively hen
so educated that at my bidding she
would lie on hem hack and slide head
first down an Inclined pIano two or
three feet In length without : the slight .
est effort to turn upright or stop liar
self : and ut the bottom she would remain -
main { just as she landed until I touche d
her or spoke to her-unless Interfered
with by some other person or animal
Incredible as this mar : seem , It is a
trick easily taught any gentle , atfe
tlonate hen.
Woman Owns County Buildings.
1\lrs. Emeline } II. Cummings at
Paris , Maine , is probably the only per
son , as far as we know , in the world ,
who ever owned a full set of cour.2 y
hulldlngs. The stone jail sIte sold a
few years ago for a library , but the
remainder of the official plant Is ! now
hers-courthouse , jaller' house and
office buildings , with big brick vault
attached.
Letters Ten Years Old.
MrR. G. L Reagan of Dloomsburg [ ,
PIl" , has just received 0. letter mailed
to her ten years ago from Altoona. It
was found In a pile of foreign letter
on the counter of the Bloomsburg pos t .
office and had evidently Jeen place
there by some person who had It In i
hIs possfoslon : ten j"ears It had bee
opened and was marked "opened by
mistale. "
Partridges Tame In Maine.
1\1rs. J. B. Cole of Prospect Harhor ,
lallle , was sitting on her piazza who
she was surprised by 0. partrldgo
which alighted first on the rail and
finally flllttered to the floor near
where she was sitting. A few days
afterward the lady living In the next
house found one with her hens when
she wcnt to feed thorn at night.
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National Hymns.
The national airs of great sou n'
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tries are short , while those of little
countries are long. "God Save the
King" Is 14 barR , the Russian hymn
Is 16 bars , and "Hail Columbia ! " has
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23 bars , and that of Uruguay 70 , Chile
46 , and so on. San Marino has the
longest national hymn , except that of
China.
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The Growing of Plums
Some discouraged horticulturist In
Missouri asks whether It Is better to
attempt to grow our own plu1IIs or to
pay time people of California to grow
them for us , we to pay the freight.
Wo believe that every orchaJ'lIst east
of the Hocleles111 prefer to grow his
own plums If for no other reason than
that , ho may have them of high ] Iual-
ity and full or flavor.T0 ' '
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get highly flavored fruit If It Is grown
thousands of miles from limo place
where It is to ho consnmCtl. In 0.1.
most all such cases It Is necessary to
pick and Jack } the fruit while it I Is yet
hard and before It has matured
enough to have flavOl' 'I'hls uccountR
for the California fruit 011 the eastern
market that Is such a dlsappolntmcnt
to the buyers , being almost without
lIavor.
'rho growing of plums Is not Il difii
cult matter. As It Is to.day there It'
almost no locality that will not pro
duce some one varIety of plums to
perfection. It has taken us Il long
time to find this out. FnrrnOl's put 111
orchards of the Domestlcas ( European
plums ) and succeeded with them In
seine parts of the commit y. But In
other sections they dill not succeed ,
and It was at once concluded that the
attempt to grow proms was folly aid 1
an expense that could give no re'
turns. Dut since that time a good 1
many varieties have boon introduced 1
from Japan and other countries , and ( ]
In this country the Wild Goose and
Amcrlcanas have been brought to n
condition of size and quality that en
timely change the prospects ,
The very regions that cannot grow
the Domesticns and the , Japanese
plums grow time Amerlcanas in ! great
abundance. or these there Me now
more than 100 val'letles Some or
thorn , like the Bayard , are of most
excellent plum favor and at good l
size. New varieties are being
brought out every year , and It Is safe
to predict that In ten years more we
will have plums of the Americana
family as large and meaty us the old
Lmbard.
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Uniform Fruit
The orchardist that has fruit to
dispose of will find It to his ndvan
tube to have the fruit that ho Is sell
ing uniform. UrmifOrrnity has a value
in the eyes of the bU ' < H' . That germ
tleman Is looking for It package ; : or
fruit , whether In ! barrel or box , that is i
one thing all the way through. It Is , .
therefore , a mistake to mix large and
small apples. The man that has n
good deal of money and wants to bu y
apples for his family will buy the
largo apples , and he does not want a
lot or small ones mixed in with their
1'he man that Is keeping Il hoarding
house or hotel or the man that has
little money and a large family will
buy the smaller apples and ho does
not want the big ones mixed In. Many
a. . widow buys the small apples , as
they go further among the chlldre
She , like the hotel keeper , reasons
that "an apple is an apple "
Personal Reputatlcn
Every fruit grower thut has much
fruit to dispose of can mulco a per.
sonal reputation if ! he sets out to d o
so. It requires , however , honesty or
package and quality of fruit. Firs l
and last , the man that creates this
kind of a. . reputation gets a little ahoy
the market price. It may only eve
age fIve per cent , but that Is all gain
and is in addition to the profit that
he would make even at ordln1ry : ;
' I prices. Buyers are looking for the
man that has enough pride and bus I. I .
ness acumen to want to secure for.
himself an unsullied reputation In tlto I
matter of his commercial trance
tlons. They are more ready to deal
with that kind or n man than with nn y
other
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Model Dairies.
Those are model dairies where milk
Is produced tUHl handled that 11'1 ' aA
dean amid ) wholesome alf milk can ho
111l\do i : the cows arc In good condi-
tion , free from disease } ! In any stage ,
and 1 frequently nX1\1ulned hy a sltllle(1
votCl'lnlu'lun , who 'moves from the
herd I\ny SIlHIIICt(111 IInlmo.ls : none
but wholes01110 feeds are used : the
stable Is nbundiuttly lighted and well
ventilated , often thoroughly cleaned
and 1 kept In u correct sanitary coml1-
tlon'j ; the cows are kept clean coal
comfortable : the attendants are
healthy amid cleanly : all utensils are
Iterlllzcd dally : great care Is tultoll
to protect time milk from contamina-
Lion : the mille Is promptly cooled , and
It should 1 cOlltllln less than one ono-
thousandth part as many bacteria . 01
are found In much of the milk regularly -
ly I sold In cities and town8
A model dairy dooB not require a
large outlay of capital , but It requires ) '
1\ keen Intelligence und unremitting
care In ( Its management. Sonic increase -
crease In running expense lu neCC3'
sal' y , as would ho expected. Such
dairies are few , hut their number 1s
slowly Incrcaslng One of time chlot
reasons why they 110 not increase
11101'0 rUlIldiy } Is that the public Iloes r
not I1pJlreclule the I1Jlvantagea of their
product amid seems unwilling to pay a
slightly advanced price for it. It the j ,
question ) were generally understood
there would be such a demand for
high ' braTe ! milk lit fair prices tint
model dairies would quickly come to
he the rule instead 1 of Uio oxceptlon.
Whln consumers are willing to pay
enough to encourage dairymen to exercise .
OI'clse close supervision over their
cows and to take all or the precaution - (
ilea necessary to insure mille of high
qUl1/1ly / and purity , from both cllCm-
teal and bacteriological stnndpolnts
and will insist on having such mlllr , , , ,
then that kind ; : will bo amply suplIed. (
It Is the duty of dnlrynren themsolvea
to help hrlng' about this Qondltlon.
Mille iIJ cheaper than most other foods
( even when it Is sold at an advanced
price made necessary hy extra care In
its production ) , and for this reason ,
as well as others , it Is well suited to
form a large part of the dletarY.-1.L
S. Dopt. of Agri.
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KIlling of Peach Buds
The lellllng of peach buds 18 du.
directly to the low temperature to
which they are uhjectod. ' hero 1s „ . .
however , another reason 01' cause
that Is Indirect , but Is very important
and that is the swelling of the buds
In the warm days In winter In other
words the more perfectly dormant ,
the buds are the greater degrees or
cold can they endure without being
Injl11'ed. A good many cultlvutor4
have made the mlstalco ( of late CUltivating - /
vating their trees whether a crop or
pouches was on them or not. It
mal { OR a difference whether the trcc3
are hearing fruit or not at time of
being cultivated. In the case at a
tree heavily loaded with fruit the
late summer cultivation merely helps
develop time fruit more and the extra
tra food supplied the trees does
not therefore go entirely Into the developing -
vcloplng of buds. nut It Is always
the case that Homo trees In the peach t
orchard have few or no peaches on
them , and such trees take all the surplus - '
plus food given them and put It Into ! ,
time malting of buds for the next year.
The buds thus developed are more
susceptible to the effects of frost r '
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than are those that arc on the trees ;
that had peachefl. This mattes a
problem for the cultivator or the ;
peach orchard. This Is not so hard to
solve In the years when all the trees
have a crop of peaches or do not
have u crop of peach , hut Is espo-
clally hard to solve In the years when
the crop Is irregularly distributed In !
the orchard.

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