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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
1 v'll 8f I - ' SonETHING LimtWs BIRD'S NEST CHANGED ROAD Thousands of Men, Horses and Wag ons Turned Aside to Avoid Doing Harm to Songster's Home. Some years ago, Gen. David 8. Stan ley of the United States army was leading a forco across tho plains. Ho was laying out tho route for a great railroad. Thero wero 2,000 men, 2,500 horses and mules and a train of 250 wagons heavily laden. One day tho general was riding at the head of tho broad columu, when suddenly his voice rang out, "Halt!" A bird's nest lay on tho ground di rectly in front of him. In another mo ment the horses would have trampled on tho nestlings. Tho mother bird was flying about and chirping in tho greatest anxiety. But tho brnvo gen eral had not brought out his army to destroy a bird's nest. He halted for a moment, looked at tho little birds in' tho nest below, and then gavo tho order. "Left oblfquo!" Men, horses, mules and wagons turned aside, and spared tho home of helpless bird. Months, and even years after, those who crossed tho plains saw a great bend in tho trail. It was the bond made to avoid 'crushing tho bird's nest. Young People's Paper. LITTLE TOY IS EDUCATIONAL Wheel Rolls Round Ends of Magnet, but Does Not Fall Off Puzzling to the Uninitiated. A toy that is both amusing and of educational value has been patented by an" Ohio man. A horseshoe magnet with unusually long poles has tho ends of theao poles rounded. A Dingle wheel, with a round steel bar running An Educational Toy. through It for an axle, rests upon this axle on tho poles of the magnet, which form an endless track for it. Tho wheel, of course, is made light enough that the attraction of the mag net keeps It from falling off, yet the wheel can roll about easily on what is practically an endless track. To n child this toy brings home more forci bly than any lecture by his school teacher tho power and principle of magnetism, and he will delight in "fooling" his friends with it. The un initiated will naturally expect tho wheel to roll off the arms of the horse shoo and will be amazed to see it merely roll down the ends and back on tho under side. Occasion for Pride. """" Dorothy, Delia and Daisy, three youngsters of a Now Jersey town, wore discoursing about tho baby brothers who had taken up their resi dence In the three families during the last year. "My little brother Tom's gpt a love ly silver mug that grandfather Just sent him," said Dorothy. "It's a beauty, and ho had a silver knife and fork from grandma, too." "My little brother Harry's got a beautiful carved rattle that Undo Dick sent him from Japan," said De lia. "It's the prettiest rattlo that I ever saw." "My little brother Willie's not as big as your brothers," said Daisy, with an air of endeavoring to conceal a feeling of triumph, "but tho doctor tmyu he's had more spasms than any other baby In tho whole neighbor hood, so thero!" Llppincott's. His Reason. Onco when Phillips Brooks was re covering from a rather severe Illness he ordered that no ono whatsoever be. admitted to Bee him. Ono fine driy Robort O. Ingersoll called and the bishop requested that he be admitted and brought to tho sickroom at onco. "I certainly appreciate this," said the mystified Ingersoll, when ho had shaken hands with tho roverend gen tleman, "but why seo mo whon you dony yourself to your frionds?" "It is this way," responded tho bish op. "I feel confident of seeing my friends in the next world, but this may bo my last chance of seeing you!" The Mystery Revealed. Little Ethol I know why it Isn't Bafo to count your chickens before they're hatched. Mother Why, dear? Little Ethel Coz'sum of 'em might bo ducks. Ohio State Journal. A Vacuum Abhorred. What Is that which a young girl looks for, but does not wish to find? A holo In her stocking. SWINGING A PENDULUM Articles Needed for Trick Are Easily Picked Up. With Little Practice Anyone Can Be come Skilled Medium It Is Only Necessary to Move the Table That Is In Use 8lCghtly. To swing a pendulum, picked out from n number of them nt random, without touching It Is a vory puzzling trick. Tho articles necessary are a mcdlum-Blzed tnblo and a number of pendulums, somo of which aro sus pended from a rod with their lower weighted ends Insido or wator and wlno glasses placed on tho table, and others attached to -orks so that thoy will hang insido of bottles. Tho spectators gather around the table, which can bo In full light, writes James A. Hart of Philadelphia Any One Pendulum Can Be Made to Swing at Will by Moving the Table Slightly. In the Popular Mechanics. The per-' former sits at one sldo of tho table with his hands flat on tho top. A person may pick out any pendulum and ask him to Bwlng It, which ho will procoed to do without touching it, also making it strlko tho glass while it swings. Another pendulum may bo pointed out and he will start that ono apparently by looking at it, while the other ono Btops. This may seem to bo impossible, yet it Is very easy. It will bo seen that no two pendulums have tho same length. A pendulum makes a certain number of swings in a given time, de pending on Its length. A long pen dulum requlros more time to completo Its swing and will, therefore, make a less number of swings than a short one in the same time. It is only nec essary to move the table slightly and watch tho pendulum picked out until it begins to Bwing independently of the others, which soon happens. To make the longer pendulums swing, longer movements of tho table top must be made. With a little practice anyono can become a skilled medium in pendulum swinging. WORLD PUZZLE IS AMUSING Trick Is to Start From Any Angle or Town on Diagram and Visit Every Other Village Once. Can you, starting from any angle or town on this diagram, find a routo which will take you to every other town onco, and onco only? The route must bring you back to tho town from which you set out. Starting from any angle or town on this diagram, to visit every other town qnce, and onco only, and to re- Around fie World Puzzle. turn to our Btnrtlng point wo may take either of these two courses: PBAUTPONCDEJKLMQ II S H O F, or FBAUTSRKLMQPONCD E J H O F. The arrangement Is cyclical, and the routo can be begun at any point by transferring tho proper number of letters from ono end to the other. Out of the Mouths of Babes, Aunt Alma So you took your first dancing lesson today. Was it difficult? Louise No. All I had to do was keep turning round and wiping my feet. Tommy Papa, a river is fed by small streams, Isn't It? Papa Yes, my son. Tommy Then I s'pose that is what makes Its mouth water. Arthur Mamma, I hurt my finger. Please tie a rag on it. Mamma (after an examination) It isn't injured enough to need tying up, dear. Arthur Well, tie a rag on It, any way, so I won't forget which finger it, Is that hurts. Chicago Nows. Danger Not Imminent. "Better go home, Jimmy. Your mother Is looking for you." "Has she got the hair brush with her?" "No." "Then I guesB I'll play nwhllo longer." 7 Fully Equipped. "Chew your food, Doris, before you swallow it; your stomach hasn't teeth to chew with." "Mine has. I swallowed two last) summer." Life. NOTES c ME&DOWBR00K r- FARM iJffywfim&r Cull tho old hens. Qivo tho chlckena a variety. ' Thero Is a shortage of young cattle. Do not allow tho food to sour in tho feed trough. Good roads aro community - build ers and farm developers. Young turkoys aro very llabla to havo lico, especially head lice. o' In nearly every section of town hogs aro used to harvest corn. When the little pigs are weaned, put tho sow out of their hoaring for a while. If tho hens are not laying the chances nro that tho fault Is with tholr keeper. In Agrlculturo Is tho Hope of tho Nation. In Applied Science lies tho Hope of Agriculture. S 9 9 Have you any Bheep? Then don't keep curs! Have you any curs? Kill them and get shoopf Good ventilation is essential, but It should bo bo arranged that the cows shall not be exposed to a draft. The smaller the quarters the great pr tho caro necessary In order to keep the hen houses clean and sanitary. Sheep, if given a place on the farm, will help you rid the place of noxious weeds and pay a revenue whilo do ing it Sweet clover seed weighs tho same n8 red clover or alfalfa when It Is free from hulls; that is, sixty pounds per bushel. Turkoys always bring a good price from October to March, and In some sections, a flock of turkeys is found on nearly nil farms. It is much better to feed a variety or number of grains to chickens than Just ono. Wheat is tho best singlo grain that wo can feed. A painted fence "post Is certainly an addition to tho road side, but a painted post hidden by nice thrifty weeds la not exactly a good combination. Ireland Is tho greatest poultry rais ing country In tho "world. Ireland with a population, of only 5,000,000 has ?14,OUO,000 rowls within her boundar ies. Turkey fluff feathers net all tho way from $9 to $12 per pound when sold to milliners. The other feathers com mand a price of 35 to 40 cents per pound. In tho drouth-stricken sections of this country tho dairy cow is tho farmer's main hope. She is the last animal he lets go off tho farm when he makes a sale. A cold grindstone Is an uncomfort able thing to ueo In wintry weather. Warm water will soon take tho frost out, but don't have It too hot Hot water Is bad for tho stone. Put 'a small handful of meal in the pall of milk. Tho calf in licking the pall will get the meal, and after It learns to eat this way a small feed ing box can bo used to better advan tage It Is useless to try and protect your farm by fencing If you do not have properly built gates; the poor, almost worthless gate is tho most' expensive and troublesome thing tho farmer has to contend with. The sow should raise two Httors each yenr, and she must have a pe riod of rest between the farrowing times In order to renew her strength and flesh and bo able to mother well tho following litter. Wo do not advise shipping turkoys to market alive bocauso they aro very timid and tho continual fright they receive reduces their weight from two to oven six or eight pounds In somo Instances where they aro kept very long. ' Tho Wyoming experiment station has Investigated tho subject of alfalfa hay for horses, and finds that alfalfa is a satisfactory feed for all classes of horses and careful horsemen need not hcsltato to Incorporate It into their rations. Tho hoofs of eheep make rapid growth, a provision of naturo to stand tho wear and tear of stony ground. Consequently when on Boft pastures thoro will not bo sufficient wear for the hoofs, and they should be pared at least twlco a year. Si J Thero is a profit In goats. Handlo tho dairy cow gently. Grow tho pigs from tho stnrt Cows build up worn-out land. Bones are valuable for poultry. Low, marshy pastures aro unfit for eheep. ' Clover or alfalfa hay is Just the thing for calves. Clean nests aro very essential In producing clean eggs. Shoep mnnuro has vory aptly been termed "Amorlcan guano." Selling young heifers from tho boat cows Is moving backward In dairying. Do not let tho turkeys fall off in flesh when insect food becomes scarce. Farming is mankind's greatest In dustry, and tho soil Its greatest physi cal asset. Keep Just as many sheep as tho grass will stand and that you can rightly manago. The colony plan for housing poul try may bo adopted to good advan tage on many farms. . Fresh milk cows aro bringing tho highest prlcos over known this fall in Bpito of the dry season. Few men understand the possibili ties of a hundred hens when worked up to their limit of capacity. A, recommended preventive for keep lng sheep from having stomach worms 1b salt and common tobacco leaves. Tho growing of live stock is not likely to bo fennd profltablo In any cectlon thnt buys feed for llvo Btock. Tho most successful turkoy raisers employ, hens almost entirely to hatch their turkoy oggs and brood tholr poults. Production alono will not make a state A market Is necessary, and to reach tho market good roads aro a necessity. Feeding troughs raised above tho Utter of the floor Bhould be used If soft food is allowed to stand beforo tho chickons. Sheep feeders In England nttnch much importance to succulent feeds, liko turnips and cabbages, than do feeders In this country. Seo that tho Implements are all put under sholter nnd kept till they nro needed In the field. If you havo no shelter build one. It will pay. Vitality is an important character istic in dairy cows or any other farm animal. If weak along this lino tho best returns cannot be expected. Pullets that nro not properly grown or In some way havo rocelyod a sot back while growing will bo corre spondingly slow in starting to luy. It pleases tho cow to be milked quickly, and gets her in tho habit of giving down promptly. It Is often tho slow milkers that make tho strippers. After the first fow weeks a young turkey is nble to gain most of his own living, from tho Insect llfo he delights in capturing In his wanderings over tho farm. If you are forced to confine yor turkoys to some extent, you will And that tho Whlto Holland variety will bear confinement better than any other variety. Contrary to the general belief, It does not hurt a horse to glvo him water in moderate quantities, even when ho Is v6ry hot, providing tho water is not very cold. Designed for uso In heavy winds without Injury, a now windmill has been invented that has vanes that can be turned partly or completely out of tho wind whon necessary. Odors get Into tho butter or thoy may get into tho milk or croam, and then bo imparted to tho butter. Tho greatest source of bad flavor Is from cream that has not boon properly cared for. An older tree heals up n wound slower than a young treo. An Inch cut on a young tree may heal over in ono season, while on an older treo, now in Its prlmo or past, It may take three years. Diversified farming brings tho host profits in tho long run. WJth crops and animals that thrive In any kind of season that comes along tho averago farmer Is well fortified against the caprices of nature. Tho dairy cow likes regularity. It matters little what hours nro selected, provided the cows arc milked regu larly and go through tho samo routine at the same hours each day. Irregu larity in milking or food means loss. Sheep are profitable mo nro good foragers, but remember thoy cannot live on nothing any more than horses and hogs. Glvo them a fairly good chanco nnd they will generally bring In a good yearly profit, or larger re turns during tho year than any other animal for Us size. PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS FOR FARM WORK SBBBBBBBB BBBBBBBBBBIfc ISSbHliHHHSMBBBBBBBUiBSHSfHBiiHHraH . $,? IIHiH9HUB&SHBBHilHBaHBiBIHHHMHKkr ' jbBbi Champion Clydesdale Stallion. (By M. COVEnDULU) If tho American farmor would mako more uso of tho fanning mill, his llvo stock would got more real suston nanco from pure grnln, our grass and grain crops would bo of a purer grade, and our fields would not bo socdod down to weods every year by tho weed seeds passing through tho animals and being deposited In tholr raauuro; then hauled out nnd scat tered In this rich, seed bed over tho fields If the fnrraer's cows sleop on a frozen or snowy bod nt night, und aro given a single roughage ration throughout tho winter what will tho croam harvest bo? Don't bo too liberal with food whore a whole herd of stock Is fed together, as somo of thom will mlnco over and wasto it, whilo others will eat enough to overload tholr digestive systems, which also may bo regardod as a waBto, as well as n danger to their good health nnd proper growth. Sifting anow makes it mighty easy for dampness to creep Into the nest ing in tho hog-houscB, nnd this, to gether with the chill of wintry weath er, is euro to wield n most deteriorat ing influence on tho good health andJ prout-prouucing qualities or tho herd. Don't .hitch tho colt to a vehicle tho first time ho Is In harness If he wants to cut any antics, let it bo whilo ho Is hitched to n Bmall log, n sled, or something he cannot damage and .at the sumo time Imperil some one's llfo and limb. Don't forgot to make a noto of nil the trees that havo died and been rcmovod from tho orchard, so that tho samo varieties may bo orderod with which to fill up thoBO placoB. If our fnrmors would but visit the schools more, and thus see what prog ress tho boys and girls nro making, and help co-operate with tljom nnd their teacher, wo might reasonably expect somo beneficial reforms In our present school system. A cheap, effective and lasting horse blanket may bo made by Joining to gether three largo, closo-wovon sacks in which oil-meat or some lino bought en rood-stuff has been shipped, lining it with a choap grade of canton flan nel to add warmth. Keep down tho too rank growth of tho grape vinos by fertilizing them with common wood-ashes. They fur nish (he necessary muriate of potnsh for developing the highest quality of fruit, with little danger of rot occur ring. The application of poultry dropplngB, along with tho ashes, will supply sufficient fertilizer of an en riching naturo Get tho calf to eating the milder grains and boughtcn feed-stuffs as early as possible. It will not only mean saving of milk, which may bo fed to something else qn the farm, but the little follow will grow inoro rapidly by getting him accustomed to eating such rations ns oats, ehorts, bran, etc. These, with a very email quantity of skim-mllk nnd tho grass ho socures, cannot fail to promoto a healthy development of bono and muscle, the prlmo requisites to a profitable calf Grain aud cold water aro two ar ticles that never should bo given tho horses immediately after hard work MULES ON DELIVERY Pi y.Mm vp$$ A matched mule team. The general-purpose mule Is often observed wherever heavy hauling Is being done and is also being used more and mors on delivery wagons on the country routes. Under every condition he Is found equal to the occasion. or a warm drive.. First lot their cir culation get back to normal, thus avoiding tho sudden shock of tiffing water Into their heated systems or grain Into their disturbed digestive organs. There arc Just two extremes tp be avoided when providing ventilation for stock or poultry in cloao quarters during tho winter months. Tho flrst and most common Is Insufficient air, the other Is too much. Wo must not get tho Idea that It la necessary to close ovory opening in a building In order to keep tho stock warm and In good health. Provide an nportuio by whlcn tho fresh air may enter each building, nnd one that will allow the foul air to pass out as It Is breathed and poison-laden; thou regulate the slzo of tho openings ns the weather changes. In ordlnnry weather, tho slzo of ven tilating IioIob will need to bo practi cally tho samo, but In case of a storm, extromely sovoro cold or windy weath er, thoro will bo need of much less ventilation, lost tho beneficial effect of fresh air be mora than counterbal anced by the chilling Influence of the passage of air, which 1b elthor too strong or too cold. HINTS IN CARE OF POULTRY AND PIGEONS Feeding Problem Is Greatly Sim plified if Hens of Same Size Are Kept Together. Never feed oats to plgoons, young or old. Ornngo boxes mako good nestB for pigeons. If yoju want big squabs, breed from big hens Tho homer Is considered tho best bird for squab profit, , ( - Study the wants of each customer, and plan to moot them. Pigeons must have clean bathing water at least three times a week. When pigeons nro a dny old they aro called "p'eopora," und when three weeks old "squonlcrB." A tahlespoonrul of baking-soda placed lv tho water two or three times n wep& wl'l prevent bowol trouble. Pew men understand tho possibil ities of two dozon hens when work ed up to the limit of their capacity. It your breeder produces small, mushy squabs bo suro thero Is some thing wrong Clean out the lot and Btart anew. Keep a closo watch for the most thrifty and earliest maturing pullets and mark them for your next yoar'a breeding pens. Give the turkoy hen a feed of grain at night. If fed heavily in the morn ing, she will not rango so far with tho youngsters as if sho starts out to find her own breakfast. Tho feeding problem Is greatly sim plified if fomalcs of about tho samo ago aro kept together. What Is ao, Ideal ration for old hens may be en tirely wrong for pullets. Separato thom so as to obtain approximate ro iult whilo feeding. WAGONS IN COUNTRY l