Newspaper Page Text
THE 8FMI.WFPKLV TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
i fc,f-" ) J t? X t SYRUP OF FIGS FOB 8 CHILD'S BOWELS It is cruel to force nauseating, harsh physic into a sick child. Look back at your childhood days. Itomember tho "dose" mothor Insisted on castor oil, calomel, cathartics. How you hated them, how you fought against taking them. With our children It's different Mothers who cling to tho old form of physic simply don't realize what they do. The children's revolt Is well-found-ed. Their tonder llttlo "lnsldes" aro Injured by them. If your child's otomach, liver and bowels need cleansing, give only deli cious "California Syrup of Figs." Its action Is positive, but gentle. Millions of mothers keep this harmless "fruit laxative" handy; they know children love to tako It; that it never falls to clean the liver and bowels and sweot n the stomach, and that a teaspoonful lven today saves a sick child tomor row. Ask at tho store for a GO-cent bottle of "California Syrup ofFigs," which has full directions for babies, children of all ages and for grown-ups plainly on each bottle. Adv. Khaki for the Navy. Naval medical authorities, after ex perience gained In naval operations at Vera Cruz, aro of the opinion that white clothing, particularly whlto liats, aro too easily penetrated by tho sun's rays and aro therefore unsuit able for use in the tropics. It Is rec ommended that only khaki or forestry neutral clothing bo supplied to the Bavy for landing parties. Tho Path finder. A GLASS OF SALTS WILL END KIDNEY-BACKACHE Says 'Drugs Excite Kidneys and Rec ommends Only Salts, Particularly If Bladder Bothers You. When your kidneys hurt and your back feels sore, don't get scared and proceed to load your stomach with a t lot of drugs that excite tho kidneys nd irritate the entire urinary tract Keep your kidneys clean like you keep your bowelB clean, by flushing them with a mild, harmless Baits which re moves tho body's urinous wasto and stimulates them to their normal activ ity. Tho function of the kidneys is to Alter the blood. In 24 hours they strain from it 600 grains of acid and waste, so wo can readily understand the vital importance of keeping tho kidneys active. Drink lots of water you can't drink too much; also get from any pharma cist about four ounces of Jad Salts;,, take a tablespoonful in a glass of water before breakfast each morning for a few days and your kidneys will act fine. This famous salts is made .from the acid of grapes and lemon Juice, combined with Uthla, and has been used for generations to clean and stimulate clogged kidneys; also to neutralize tho acids in urine so it no longer is a source of irritation, thus ending bladder weakness. Jad Salts is inexpensive; cannot in jure; makes a delightful effervescent lithla-water drink which everyone should take now and then to keep their kidneys clean and active. Try this, also keep up tho water drinking, and no doubt you will wonder what became of your kidney trouble and "backache. Adv. Solved. "Professor Grouch has at las solved the problem of abolishing distress in the world." "What's bis scheme?" "To starve tho poor off the face of the earth." FALLING HAIR MEANS DANDRUFF IS ACTIVE -Save Your Halrl Get a 25 Cent Bottle of Danderlne Right Now Also Stops Itching Scalp. Thin, brittle, colorless and scraggy hair is mute evidence of a neglected scalp; of dandruff that awful scurf. There is nothing so destructive to the hair as dandruff. It robs tho hair of Its luster, its strength and Its very life; ovontually producing a feverish ness and itching of the scalp, which it not remedied causes the hair roots to shrink, loosen and die then tho hair falls out fast A llttlo Danderlne tonight now any tlmo will surely eavq your hair. Get a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton's Danderino from any store; and after the first application your hair will take on that life, luster and luxuriance which Is so beautiful. It will become wavy and fluffy and have tho appear ance of abundance; an incomparable glose and softnesB, but what will please you most will bo after Just a , few weeks' use, when you will actual ly see a lot of fine, downy hair new hair growlug all over tho scalp. Adv. Solace. "Ah," ho murmured, "If there wero only something in this mundane world that would solace all theso vague yearnings, Batlsfy one's wildest long ings, and fill tho aching void within!' "Well, what's tho matter with pie?" WINTER MULCH FOR Getting the Land Ready (By M. N. EDQBUTON.) In a sonso tho strawberry plant Is in evergreen. Unllko tho bush or tree fruits, It has no wood growth to ripen. Its leaves do not shrivel in the fall, and at the touch of frost drop from the plant, henco It is but reason able to suppose that the plant will have further need of them at some fu ture time. Observing closely, the student of nature will note that In place of ripening, as is tho case with bush and treo fruits, tho leaves of the straw berry plant take on a deeper shade of green with the advent of autumn, Anally assuming a recumbent posi tion. This is nature's method of prepar ing this plant for tho necessary period of dormancy. During this period tho forces in the plant remain inactive. With the coming of spring, the warm breezes, sunshino and showers, there is an awakening a springing up of new life. With tho bush and treo fruits this awakening of pent-up energy first manifests itself by tho swelling of buds. From theso, tiny leaves push forth, to be followed by the unfolding and development of blossoms. In embryonic form leaf and blos soms have been tucked away and pro tected in a sheath of well ripened woody growth. These stored-up forces are protected against Injury from low temperature up to a certain point, depending somo what on atmospheric conditions pre vailing at the time and conditions under which the growth and ripen ing of these buds took place. However, with strawberry slants there Is no swelling and unfolding of leat buds, for each leaf and cluster of blossoms appear separately and at dif ferent periods of time. In place of well-ripened, woody tis sue, the embryonic leaves and fruit stems of this plant aro protected by tho crown of the plant, which con sists of a succulent growth of plant tissue only. With such a protection, theso em bryonic leaves and fruit buds aro not fully prepared to undergo the rigors of winter, hence additional protection is required if tho plants aro to re tain their strength and vigor unim paired. By looking into tho matter closely, the reason for this may bo very plainly seen. I have said that tho leaves of tho strawberry plant go Into winter In a green, succulent state, and for this reason their purpose has not yet been fully accomplished. With tho advent of spring, and tho awakening of nature, theso leaves re sume activities. Tho root feeders gather In the ele ments of plant food from tho soil. Tho circulatory systom carries. this food to leaf tissues, where, under the action of sunshine, a chemical chango takes place, by which It is made available for assimilation. Somo of this perfect plant food Is used by theso same leaf tissues, but by far tho largor portion is carried to the crown, there to bo used In tho growth and development of a new and larger leaf system. This being true It will readily bo seen that if the leaves of tho present season's growth do not pass through the winter with vitality unimpaired, an abnormal condition In plant life will result. With its tissues wholly or partly dead, tho leaves of tho plant aro un able to resume the functional activi ties properly, as would otherwise bo tho case. New leaves may push out from tho crown of such plants, to bo Bure; but such growth never possesses that vig orous, healthy appearanco so charac teristic of normally constituted plants. Nor are the leaves tho only part of tho plant that sustains Injury through exposure to winter frosts and sunshine, for tho tissues that com pose tho crown aro Injured more or less by tho samo thawing and freez ing process. In addition to tho Injury to the leaf and crown, as noted, there is, on somo soils, Injury done to tho root eystem through tho lifting, heaving action of frosts, Grown on a class of soils that hon eycomb readily, these surface feeding plants are often left stranded, so to speak, their crowns projecting more THE STRAWBERRY BED During Cold Weather. or less above tho surfaco of the ground, many of the One feeding roots having been broken In tho process. Tho contest with tho elements ovet tho plantB In tho unprotected straw berry bed will present every degree ol vitality oxcept that of a. plant In per feet health. The plants of an unprotected straw berry bed will make as bravo a show ing as their unimpaired vitality will permit, but results as measured by tho harvest will bo very disappointing when compared with thoso secured from a bed of plants that have been given tho proper protection. Tho remedy, then, or preventive rather, is tho wlntor mulch. What shall wo use, and when best applied? In our own work any material that is convenient is made to servo tho purpose, and the mulching opera'tions aro begun as soon as freezing weath er sets in In our latitude about 43 degrees, that is about November 1. Whether the material used Is straw, marsh-hay, corn stalks, or forest leaves, good results will be secured if properly applied. Tho quantity that should bo applied varies somewhat. In ono article that I read not long Bince, a writer recom mended eight inches of settled straw. There aro conditions under which a mulch of that depth would mean dis astrous results. In our opinion ono inch of tho set tled straw will afford ample protec tion in most instances. If tho ground is frozen hard at tho time, a thick mulch may bo applied with Bafoty, but tho placing of several inches of straw or other material over plantB when the ground Is in an unfrozen condi tion, is almost sure to result disas trously. Tho finer tho material, the closer it will settle, and consequently tho greater tho harm likely to be done. Tho coarser the material used tho better; for there is sufficient circula tion of air to supply tho needs of the plant yet tho Bunllght is excluded. I have received reports from grow ers in which it was claimed that a much had proved ruinous to straw berry plants. However, if the entiro circumstances relating to such in stances wero fully known, I am confi dent It would be found that either improper material had been used or improperly applied, perhaps both. The straw or chaff should bo used sparingly, in amount sufficient to pre clude tho direct rays of light only. A blanket of snow makes tho very best sort of protection, as It permits a free circulation of air, even when It packs in a hard drift Beveral inches in thickness. This being true, It Is a wiso plan, whenever possible, to establish tho strawberry bed where It will havo the benellt of a windbreak of some cort. In latitudes where thoro aro largo snowfalls, It will even pay to build an artificial windbreak of some sort, if needed, to prevent tho winds sweep ing the ground bare of snow. In our latitude a light, covering 'of straw answers every purposo re quired for the winter mulch, as this is alwayB supplemented by a snow blanket, making an ideal combina tion. It Is not generally thought that ex cessive freezing of tho ground is in Jurlous to tho plants, yet we have al ways had the best results when tho ground has been hold unfrozen throughout tho entiro period of plant dormancy. It seems strange to me now, that so many strawberry growers havo their beds without protection, there by discounting largely tho results duo at harvest. Yet !t is not bo very strange, after all. Many of us go through life with the mind's eye half closed to tho things about us. It took several years of costly experience to convinco tho writer that tho wlntor mulch Is an Important factor in strawberry grow ing and that the work must on no account bo neglected if tho most high ly satisfactory results aro to bo ob tained. Rations of Idle Horse. You can cut down somowhat on the rations of .. horse that has very llttlo work. Give him from four to olcht pounds of ground oats and corn, fed on chopped hay, In two meals. TOLD OF THE Poultry Men Exchange Ideas About Noble Bird. Appeated to One, as Having a Comical Aspect How Editor Broke Man's Habit of Allowing His Chick- enu to Run. "A customer was JUBt telling mo of tho experlcnco of his llttlo bey who this morning learned a lesson on tho habits of that comic bipod known as tho chicken," Bald a well-known poul try dealer. "He said that whllo at breakfast ho heard tho llttlo chap patter downstairs and run to tho out kltchon, whero was kept a chlckon which hnd yesterday been presented to tho boy by his undo. Upon opon ing tho door ho sot up a howl. " 'What's up, sou?' cried tho father. " 'Ho wouldu't go to bod I' walled tho boy. "Thero tho Wyandotto roosted on tho edge of tho box, ignoring tho beau tiful nest tho owner had prepared In side, expecting tho chicken to crawl in llko a pup and curl up to sloop." "Yes," resumed tho poultry man, who talks intorostlngly on tho subject of tho walking birds, "tho chicken Is a Btupld thing to bo, with Its by-product, tho egg, so important a factor lu tho food supply. "Ho seems so comical to me. Ho roves about all day, trying to catch up to his head, which ho thrusts for ward and then steps oven with. In cidentally, tho sldo-eyes spy a bug hero and thero. "Ills head retains something of tho shape and motion of his ancestor, tho snake. "Tho tall feathers aro Important to a chlckon in maintaining its balance When lost in battle or by accident, tho cripplo will fall on his noBo in run ning. "i saw a woman In Buoks county killing chickens for tho Philadelphia market Hor method of slaughter was to hang tho fowls head downward from a lino stretched between two trees. Sho went along tho row and cut each chicken's throat with a Jack knife. "Ono immense Plymouth Rock rooster developed such powerful re flexes that he broko tho ropo twlco, and a tar ropo had to bo substituted to insure the execution. This woman al so killed pigeons in tho same way. "I recently heard of somo smart do vices to break a hatching hen. Ono was to place a loud ticking dollar watch in tho nest. At first tho 'cluck' looked In every direction ns it for an enemy, then sho becamo panicky, bristled up and Jumped from tho nest in terror. "Ono hen was going about with a square block o'f wood tied botweon hor legs. After soveral trials it pene trated to her llttlo walnut bean that she could not sit down, and sho gave up tho idea of hatching tho china egg always left in tho nest as a nucleus for tho laying honB. "I have a now chicken story, by tho way; got it from a Jersey farmer: "Brungardner was greatly annoyed by neighbor Fenstormaker's chickens, which passed tho daylight hours In his garden. He did not wish to quarrol 891 Million Bushels Harvested How Much Wasted? Last year s wheat crop in the U. S. was a record yield, surpassing all expectations. All of the nourishment of this enormous crop should go into food for mankind, but much of it will be wasted. In making white flour and many foods, the outer, or bran coat of the wheat is discarded. This bran-coat contains vital mineral salts', iron for the blood, lime for the teeth and bones, phosphate of potash for the brain and nerves, etc., etc., all absolutely necessary to health. All of these mineral elements are retained in making Grape-Nuts Food About three-quarters of a million bushels of selected wheat are used by the factories of the Postum Cereal Company, and none of the nutriment of this wheat is wasted. r Grape-Nuts is made from wheat and malted barley. The food comes ready to serve and costs less than a cent a dish. It's mighty good, too. C6 There's with Fonstormakor. Ono day ho told tho local editor ot his troubles. " 'How many hens do you keop your self?' asked tho scribo. "'Only two.1 " 'All right, lcavo it to mo.' "Tho noxt lssuo of tho paper had a paragraph calling attention to tho phe nomenal laying of Brungardnor's hens. From two hens ho was collecting from six to sovon eggs a day. Fonstcrmak er shut up his chickens. 'Bruugnrd ner'B getting my eggs,' ho remarked to tho editor." A New Cure. A bedpost has not gonornlly boon rogardod so much as an oyo-openor as an eye-shuttor, but if a story that comes from Boston Is true nnd what story from Boston was ovor untruo? our oculists should go to school to tho handmaids of MorphouB. Mr. Frank II. Hayes, who has been stono blind for nino years, so tho talo runs, struck his hend violently against tho bedpost on arising, nnd was aBtoundcd a fow minutes afterward to find that his sight had been entirely restored. Wo do not know whether tho vlruo of this euro lay in tho bedpost or In tho fact that It was a Boston bedpost, but It It was really effected lu this way thoro would seem to bo a good deal in such inanimate objects not horotoforo dreamed of In the philosophy of optics. Ono of tho morals of this modorn mir acle would seem to bo that "knocking" Is somotlmcs a very efficacious proc ess, and that tho only way to mako some folks seo things is by knocking them Into their heads. Baltimore Sun. Frank Comment. In his. very, very early youth Mr. Mumpser had been a protty child. Ills friends did not bollevo this was pos sible, and even he had forgotten all about It until ono day ho unearthed a painting of hlmsolf at that period from among tho old lumbor. This he handed to his wlfo as somo compensation for his present some what worm-oaten appearance "Thoro, Allco," said Mrs. Mumpser. proudly exhibiting tho plcturo to tho servant. "That Is a portrait of your master, painted whon ho was a child." Allco gazed open-mouthed at tho production. "Lor", mum," sho said, after somo momonts, "what a pity it is wo havo to grow up, ain't it?" London An swors. Return of Walnut. Tho wood of our fathers, tho good old "black walnut" that was reckoned tho supremo cablnot material of 50 years ago, has como hack. Truo, they call it "American walnut" now, nnd give it a shiny finish nnd try to hldo tho deop, purplish brown which is the truo glory of tho Btuff; hut It is tho samo old mood in splto of all. May It soon got back itB ancient name and more than Its ancient tpopularity. Heartless Prophetess. "Harold says that after wo aro mar ried ho will want mo to dress llko a queen." "Yes," replied Miss Cayenne. "And for a whllo ho will be as proud as a king. After that ho will grumblo llko n taxpayer." Tho follow who is good at making excuses isn't very valuable for any thing else. Toledo Blade. The masculine idea ot an intellec tual woman is ono who is built llko a hairpin and wears spectacles. a Reason" for For Five Years Disease, flb'; Cured me jBp ;, Mrs. Maggie Durbln, 209 Victory St., Little Itock, Ark., writes: "I waa troubled for five years with a chronic disease. 1 tried everything I heard of, but nothing did me any good. Some doctors said my trouble was catarrh of the bowels, and some said consumption of the bowels. Ono doctor said he could cure me: I took his medicine two months, but It did me no good. A friend of mine ad vised me to try Peruna nnd I did so. After I had taken two bottles I found It was helping me. so 1 continued Its use. and it has cured me sound and well. I can recommend Peruna to any one, ami If any ono wants to know what Peruna did for mo if they will write to 'me I will answer promptly." WANTED TO CONTINUE GAME Secretary Lano Couldn't Understand Defeat In Golf While He Had Clubs to Play. Josophus DanlelB, secretary ot tho navy, was Invited tho other day to go out and play golf. . "I can't play it," Bald Daniels; "I mndo up my mind somo tlmo ago not to go In for golf until they chnngo tho rules." "How do you mean?" "Well, until they chango tho rules and make It as good a game as shinny." That recalls tho talo they toll about tho tlmo Franklin K. Lano, now sec retary of tho interior, first undertook tho mastory of golf. Two enthusiasts over tho gamo lent a largo set of clubs to Lano and thoy played a round. Whon thoy had ronched tho last holo Lano walked ovor to the nearest tcolng placo and began attomptB to drlvo oft with each club in his sack, one after another. "Tho gamo's all ovor," thoy ex plained, gently. "Well," nskod Lano, picking up an other kind of club, "can't I play my hand out?" Now York Sun. Modesty Rewarded. "Sho quit becauso tho manager ot tho show asked her to woar tights." "You seldom see a chorus girl llko that" "Soldom, Indeed. Tho Incident gavo hor so much roo advertising that Bho Is now drawing a fancy salary In vaudeville for posing somi-nudo as a living plcturo model." Not What He Meant. "I'll hot I can toll what you are laughing at" "I'll bet you can't Perhaps youi nose docHn't look as funny as you im. nglno it dqes." London Crisis. "Walter! Vlonna steap, please!" "'Ush, sir, wo calls 'em Potrograd patties now, sir!" Grape - Nuts Sold by Grocers everywhere. x.