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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
L Y rflOraM DEAD HORSE OF MUCH VALUE Parisian Utilize Every Shred of Ani mal In the Manufacture of Some Article or Another. When wo see a (lend horse In the street wo either do not -think of him at all, or we say "Poor horse," and pass on and forget all about him a mlnuto later. Then after awhile tho movers como along and cart tho ani mal away to tho dumping grounds, and that Is tho last of him. But that Blm plo process would not end hia career If ho were a Parisian horse. Ab Is to bo expected, tho wily Parisian, who la noted for his economical habits, knowB better than to let dead horses turn to dust without any profit accruing to him. This is how they are utilized: First, tho hair of the mane and tall, which amounts to about one-quarter of a pound, is cut off and used in brushes, switches, whips, and so on. The skin 1b then removed and sold to tanners. Tho shoes are sold to the "ole-rags-ole-iron" man. Tho feet aro cut oft, dried and beaten in order to make tho hoofs como away, which aro then solU to combmakers or manufacturers of am monia or Prussian blue. Every parti cle of fat 1b picked out and melted and used by makers of enamel and glass toys, for greasing shoo leather and harness, and in tho manufacture of soap and gas. The workmon eat the best pieces of the flesh and givd the poorer pieces to dogs, cats, hogs and poultry; or use them for manufactur ing Prussian blue. Tho bones aro sold to fanmakers or cutlors, or are mado Into ivory-black. Sometimes they Berve aB fuel for melting tho fat. The sinews and tendons are sold to glue makers. The small intestines are made into coarse strings. And by the time all that is disposed of there Isn't much of a horse left. PREVENTS THEFT OF MOTORS Attachment, Capable of Being Fitted to Any Stand, Is Shown Descrip tion Also Given. An attachment to prevent tho theft of motorcycles, and capable of being fitted to any stand, Ms here shown, says tho Motorcycle Illustrated Maga zine. The stand has riveted to its upper end a bar, the opposite end of Prevents Theft of Motorcycles. which is a closed scroll fitting close ly against the frame when the stand is upon tho ground. A padlock of suitable size and shape, fastened over the stay and through the loop of tho scroll, prevents the stand from being raised In order to move tho machine. SIGHT OF MICE AND SNAILS Little Rodents Are Good at Distin guishing Different Degrees of Il lumination and Colors. How much does a mouse see? To look at a mouse, ono would think that sight counted for a great deal1 In its life, but experiments go to show that this Is only true within certain limits. Mice are good at distinguishing differ ent degrees of illumination and differ ent colon (preferring red and yellow to blue and green), and they are quick to detect movements, but they have little sense of form and little binocular vision. Does a snail see? Field observa tions suggest that the animal avoids tho light. Laboratory experiments, on tho other hand, suggest that It prefers tho light. Prof. Emllo Yung of Geneva has reinvestigated tho question and finds that both these conclusions are wrong. Ho made over 2,000 observa tions on 170 snails and found that they were quite indifferent to all sorts of light stimulus, that they do not pre fer lighted or shaded areas, and that they do not seo obstacles In front of them, and 4hat their eyes have no vis ual significance. Careful Father. Young Harold was Into In attend ance for Sunday school and the minis ter inquired the cause. "I was going Ashing, but fnther would not let me," nnnounced tho lad. "That's tho right kind of a father to have," replied the reverend gentle man. "Did he explain tho reason why he would not let you go?" "Yes, sir. He said thero wasn't bait enough for two." Harper's Magazine. Not Always. Why was the whalo that swallowed Jonah like a milkman who has retired on an independence? Because he took a great profit out of the water. MYSTERIOUS WRITING SNAKE Bar Magnet and Few Braided Strands of Tlnoel May Be Used In Making Quite Amusing Toy. An amusing piece of experimental apparatus may bo made using n bar magnet nnd some braided Strands of tinBol, says tho Popular Electricity. Fasten tho bar magnet to a wooden stand as Miown, and between tho bind ing posts connect a very slack braid of tinsel. Connect tho binding posts to a switch and three or four dry colls. Dy arranging a double polo, double throw switch not shown and throwing it over first to ono side and then to tho other, the tinsel will wrap Mystcrlona Writhing Snake. Itself In one direction around the mag not and then uncoil and coll itsolf about tho bar In the opposite direction, depending upon the direction of tho current through tho tinsel. To prevent tho bar from short cir cuiting tho tinsel, the bar may bo wrapped with a Inyer of paper or linen tape. MANNERS A BUSINESS ASSET English Lord Urges Boys to Cultivate Politeness Because of tne Com mercial Value They Give. Lord Rosebery, speaking to some English grammar school boys, dwelt on the "enormous commercial value of manners." He urged every boy pres ent to cultivate manners "not for tho higher consideration," but because they "will give him a value which he will never possess without thorn." His lordship neglecte dto specify tho particular commercial centers where manners command a premium. Dut It has not been observed that man ners have much to do with business success In New York, or for that mat ter In Chicago or Uerlln, however It may be in London. If Wall street re garded manners as possessing a com mercial value it would long ago have capitalized them. But good manners never looted a traction systom or or ganized a trust or created the neces sity for federal regulation. No captain of Industry has over been Indicted for politeness, nnd tho manners of rail road presidents and bankers have not been extolled for their suavity, says the New York World. Tho son-in-law of Lord Rothschild apparently takes an academic viow of manners. They have their uses In some walks of life and are an asset to creators of swollen fortunes who seek to break into "society." But generally speaking, books of deportment do not seem of much value to youths ambi tious of commercial success. Tho cap tains of industry are not captains of courtesy. LINE RINGS FOR FISH POLES Novel tetachable Device for Rods Has Just Been Brought Out In Eng land Works Easily. A novel detachable line ring for fishing rods has been brought out in England. When the agate or porce lain ring portion of the fixture breaks it may bo replaced with a whole ring. Detachable Line Rings. All that Is necessary Is to Insert a knife In the catch of the ring holder, lift the hinged top, substitute the now center nnd then close tho hinged top until tho catch clicks. Question of Sex. A Now England school tencher re cited "The Landing of the Pilgrims" to her pupils, then abked each of them to draw from their imagination a pic ture of Plymouth Hock. One little fel low hesitated and then raised his hand. "Well. Willie, what Is it?" asked tho teacher. "Please, teacher, do you want us to draw a hen or a rooster?" How Children Should Act. A mother who was going to take hor children visiting with her had been In stilling the old rule of "Chlldron should bo seen and not heard." "And now, what aio you children go ing to act like?" she Inquired as a last precaution. "Like movln' pitchers," camo the ready response. Delineator. What It Comes To. If andirons and coal bucket cost $7 what will a ton of coal come to 7 To ashes. , ' ' NOTES f POM MEAD0WBR00K fAPM C William Pitt Get a pure-bred sire. Don't forget tho Ice house. Sheep demand clean water. Dairy cows must have shelter. Cool weathor Ib no excuse for lazy hens. Tranches are very satisfactory for storing celery. Keep a good sized lump of rock salt In each horse trough. Manure nnd plow tho garden for early planting next spring. It 1b well to chango the eh cop occa sionally into different pastures. Thero 1b a good demand fop good broeding stock, especially battle nnd hogs. You cannot grow pigs profitably without feed enough to keep them gaining steadily. Sorghum is splondld for soiling crops or for winter forago if it Is cut at tho right time. Hogs seem to understand tho proper tlmo to eat these things to keep tho digestion in order. A hen is not lazy by nature and will surprise you in what she can do if given the right chance. Tho calves should have a good growing ration if thoy are expected to grow into large cows. Tho only cure for peach yellow Is to cut out the infocted trees. Many states make this act compulsory. Water for the horses should be fresh from the pump during the win ter months no Ice water. It doesn't pay to feed pigs after they are fit; neither does It pay to Bell or kill a pig until It is fit. i Prune grapes bb soon as foliage is off. Lay them down and cover with earth before tile ground freezes. See that tho sheep have a good sup ply of cool, clean water. It is abso lutely necessary In hot weather. When necessary to mix new milk with that of a former milking it 1b best to let the new milk cool first. - Separato the fattening pigs aB they reach marketable condition, bo as to give the smaller ones a better chance. Tho coop for hen and chicks should be well ventilated, easy to clean and sufficient proportions to Insure com fort. If the brood mares are not worked regularly, seo that they get out In the open air and sunlight and move around. ' Clean up tho garden. A few weeds and other rubbish make a splendid nesting place for many destructive in sects. It Is Important that tho Bheep In tended for slaughter should bo kept off feed from twenty-four to thirty six hours. The feeder of any variety of stock should never neglect to feed a variety of feeds when It 1b nt all possible for him to do so. Many tlmcB horses go lousy because poultry are allowed to roost In tho barn. ,Thc placo for poultry is the poultry house. Glvo tho hens plenty of lime and charcoal. A dishful kept where they can holp themselves Is a vnluablo ad dition to the houses. DiiBt tho hen with Insect powder before setting, and twice moro while hatching. Tho chicks will not be full of llco to begin with Swill sours very quickly In hot weather. Keep tho troughs clean, becauso tho pigs never thrive on rotten feed of any kind. Abundance of highly palatable and nutrltivo pasture in the fall Is the moBt practical and economic moans of preparing tho owes for mating, ' When fall and winter weather causes your egg production to fall off, It Is a sign that your aro not Imitating sum mer conditions aB well as you might. Tho colony plan for housing poul try may bo adopted to good advan tage on many farms. This system does away with the danger of tainted BOlL I- AMbt1A i- 1. Guineas am profitable. Mules nro money makers. , Use care In tho cow's ration. Sheep must havo clean water. , Somo fall plowing Is desirablo on most farms. Collars should havo a drain, also a window or two. Llmo may bo applied to tho soil nl any season of tho year. If your hogs havo cholera put ut a sign, "Hog Cholera Hero." Tho farmer takes less risk with hli dairy than with his other crops. Laying hens should hnvo tholr henvl OBt feed Just before roosting time. Keep the ticks away. Dipping pays, Ticks take tho life blood from sheep. It will pay to gather and destroy nil wormy and decayed fruit In tho orf chord. Hogs aro susceptible to rheumatism if allowed to sleep In wet or damp beds. Tho lack of organic matter Is tho greatest troublo wo havo In tho vine yard. Tho most important point about hog troughs Is that they may readily bo cleaned. Those aro excellent days to start, cuttings, to be used lator in tho win. dow garden. . Alfalfa is rich in protein, which makes it an especially good feod for growing fowls. j Rellablo bUiMbUcb show that Bheen aro relatively free from diseases dan gerous to man. Do not expect too much from your young sows, especially if they aro bred too young. Deflnlto plans should be made for next year's crop before tho ground Is covered with snow. Train up a colt In tho way it should walk and It will never grow Into a horse that will balk. Select tho really first-class owe lambs to reinforce tho flock. Fatten, tho Inferior ewe lambs. A pouUryman that is 100 careless to keep tho hen house freo from vermin does not deservo to succeed. It is desirable to either plant at once, or stratify In sand or leaves, any nuts that aro to be plaited. I Tho pumpkin crop will havo to be raised out of cans In a largosection of the west. Too dry for them. Clean up tho garden, removo nnd burn all weeds and traBh. Thoy har bor Insects through the winter. The eggs of tho codling moth are dlfllcult to locato until ono gets ac customed to looking for them. Some farmers market their corn by the basketful in tho hog lot, and then market tho hogs by tho wagonful. It Is a good plan to encourage the pigs to cat aB much as possible so as to relieve the drain upon tho sow Soft-shelled eggs are often caused by fowls being conlinod, becoming overfnt, and from lnck of minernl mat ter. t One thing is certain; It will not paj to half-feed stock of nny kind. If they enn't bo rightly fed, It Ib better to soil them. Care should be cxorclsod In train ing tho colt to drive. When tho training begins keep at it until it is broken. As a general proposition it may bo said I hat tho sow that has pigs bo fore she Is a year old will disappoint her owner. Poultry rnlslng offers to women nn excellent means of making money be cause tho work is not too taxing for tholr strength. Salt, hardwood ashes and charcoal aro ideal to keop in hog pnsturo and If there Is any other ono thing needed It is pure water. Kill and sell enrly nil chicks 'with twisted toes, weak logs, crooked backs, wry tails, crooked beaks and other deformities. Keep an egg record and do not fail to make entries dally. Tho suc cessful poultrymnn must be business like In every respect. Currants and gooseberries will thrlvo in almost any soil and will stand considerable rough treatment and yet yield fair crops of fruit. To produco tho host quality of wool, eheep must havo access to plenty of good pasture. Continuous grazing on tho same pasture Is undoslrablo A poor dairy cow takes up as much room us a good ono and will cost as much H not moro to keep. Weed out the poor cowb tho Babcock test will do It. OBTAINING MULES BW a lij$ h' te ' It L . LpriHi W?? i I ' '-tfi'K M ' ''!? fit fr&Wvx fry.,- i. i-: Zy4t It'Jkli y "i ,$.& OJKR A Pair of Farm Mules That Are Worth Upward of $600. It Is foolhardy to use the host tnnros for raising mules. Thero nro too fow of them to keep up tho horso supply. Thero nrc plenty of poor or unsound marcs that will rear good muloa, snid W. A. Cochel, hend of the department of animal husbandry at tho Kansas Agricultural college, to a class In horso production, recently. Tho best mule is produced from u light typo of horse, Professor Cochel Bnld. A good mule-producing mare has a big head; Ib rugged, roomy, compar atively heavy bono, a good big foot, and Is upstanding. Tho Jack ehould bo as high as possible, have a Roman nose, coarse bone, a big foot, and long tars. A mule eats In nn Irregular manner, and It Is almost Impossible to founder him, Thoy do bettor if fed in a lot than In a stall. On farms whoro It Is necessary to havo hired men It Is best to let them work mules, becauBo of tho smaller danger of Injury or loss duo to bad driving or feeding. Mules EXCELLENT NOTES OF THE SHEEPFOLD Weed Out Every Individual Animal That Is Not Young, Thrifty and of Good Build. (By H. Ii. VINCENT.) Look round for a better head for your flock of Bhcep than you over had before. Ho willing to pay tho cost. It will all come back. Let your breeding stock be tho best on tho farm. Weed out every Indi vidual that Id not thrifty, well built nnd young. i I was talking tho other day with a man who lias a special arrangement with n butcher downtown to take so many Iambs every week at a cortaln specified price per pound. That man has no trouble to dispose of his Bur plus stock. Ho takes the matter by the light handle. Oct your market, then work for the lambs. Novor buy a ewe with great long hoofs. Tho longer hor hoofs tho few er teeth she Is apt to have, and tooth less sheep are the poorcBt property a man can havo on his farm. In picking out lambs for the homo flock, select those that havo short legs and stocky bodies, with good straight backs. A good backbone Is USING COMMON SENSE Cement Drinking Do you know of anything on tho farm that will run Into monoy faster than hogs when around 0 or 7 centa per pound? It Increases tho feeding value of corn to soak It from 24 to -17 hours, ,but the hogs will relish an occasional feed of dry grain. An armful of green cornstalks will ndd relish to the hog's ration, but it should not bo fed regularly until the corn In the ear Iiub hardened beyond tho possibility of frost. Rome fanners cut off tho tails of FROM LIGHT HORSES nro easily fattened In a small lot, anil do not light, but thoy do not fatten In a largo lot becauso they are too restless. A carolese or ignorant man can ho successful in breeding mules, but he would fail with liorseB. But a carofull man will bo moro successful with) horses than with mules. A Kanuaai farmer cannot afford to work good) draft geldings, but should work draft! mares, mules or gcldlngo that aro still! increasing In value. Tho nvorago value of muleB in all! states except ono is from ono to olghti dollars more than the avorngo vnluo) of horses In tho same states. Tho oxi ceptlon Ib Rhodo Island. There la nl-j ways a good markot for mules. Thoyl aro freer from blomishoa and unsound nesscs and less suscoptiblo to disease.) Thoy live longer than horses at heavy" labor and can bo driven by Ignorant holp with less danger of loss. Theyi can bo Bold at any ago, and can take bettor care of themselvcB than horaes. a great thing, In any creaturo, oven a man. ' You will have plenty of offora for tho best lambs; but if you are smart,, you will keep enough of them to raakoi your flock good nnd growing bettor" every year. Prices do not count! when it comes to building up a flock.- Tho best flock master is tho kind-" ost man. Long-legged sheep never (ought to, bo used at. breeders. Sell your wool on a rlBlng market. It Ib when tho tldo goeB out that wot 'droj) our bundle. Mutton nnd meat of lambs advances In prlco about forty per cent., usu-j ally, betweon tho farm and tho man; i who oats it. If you can get a bit noar cr to the last man, you can save him somo monoy and yourself a good lot.i Can't you do it? Tho public market is tho best way so far devised for cutting out tho longj string of middlemen that aro eating' tho people up alive. Moro and moro cities and largo towns aro adopting that plan. Moro should do so, and do It soon. Egyptian Incubators. It Is not generally known that tho old stoves called "mammals" that the! Egyptians UBCd ns IncubatorB, dats' back to romoto antiquity. Even bo-, foro the French Revolution tho Paria markets had incubator chlckonB,, thanks to nn apparatus which wasl invented in Franco In 1777. IN THE HOG LOT Trough for Live Stock. tholr pigs becauso thoy claim that It takes ten oars of corn to ralso one tall, there, thoy amuputo In the In terest of economy. Tho man who breeds hogs with high Ideals of perfection cannot Buccood: unless ho keeps un active record of his broeding operations. Ho nueda w blank book for tho purpose and mua$ pay tho most eareful attention to en tries. Tho sprayer and a good solution llce-klller is Just ns essential in ho raising as houses aud fences.