Newspaper Page Text
THE SEMLWEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA.
ANT1 CIGARET LAW LOWER HOUSE WOULD PROHIBIT THEIR USE HEW INDUSTRYjOR THE PEN Items of General Interest Gathered from Reliable Sources Around the State Houso Weitotn Newspaper Union News Service, Ono of tho three antl-clgnrot bills before tho lower house has mado its appaaranco and advanced to third reading without discussion and with only a few votes against It. H. II. 248. by Representative Pults, Is de signed to prohibit the smoking of clgarcts in public placos. The list of tho places Includes pasengcr coaches, street cars, public autos, churches, court houses, school houses, hotels, restaurants, butcher shops, storo rooms, barber shops, theaters and movies, postofllces, bank buildings, puhlic or private stairways, depots, Editor of O'Neill Frontier, who Is rep resenting the Fifty-third district In the House for the fourth consecutive term box cars, livery stablo3, blacksmith shops, garages and basements. Every person over olghtcon years of ago found guilty of violating tho law h all bo fined from $1 to $25 or shall bo sent to the county jail for not moro than ton days. The ago limit in tbo original draft was sixteen, but it wob advanced two years by the stand ing soramlttee. It is also made un lawful for any owner of these public placos to permit such smoking. New Industry for Penitentiary. Manufacturers of wagon boxes and poultry crates has been proposed as a now Industry to bo established at tho state penitentiary for the purposo of furnishing convicts with employment which will help make the institution self-supporting. A legislative com mtttee is now Investigating this plan Warden Ponton favors It. Tho committee has already rocom mended that an appropriation of $35, 000 bo mado to purchase equipment and furnish working capital for a state broom-making plant at tho prison That industry has been operated there for many years under contract with a private firm which is now moving all its mochanical apparatus and raw ma terial to Its own plant In Lincoln. Blind Relief Bill Referred Back. Partial consideration was given to tho Mills bill authorizing county boards to furnish financial relief for blind persons not exceeding $300 per year oach. Mr. Loidlgh said this would bankrupt Otoo county, whore there are many sightless people needing assist ance on account of tho stato school for blind bolng located thorc. Ho thought tho stato should furnish tho funds to help them. The bill was referred back to tho committee on miscellaneous aubjects. Tho house has placed its stamp of approval on the Craddock bill, H. R. 115, which prohibits any public school or Institute teachor, any superintend ent, or high school principal from act ng as tho agent or factor of any school book or school supply houso or bolng financially interested in any con tract for books or supplies. Tho pen alty is forfeiture of employment. Irrigation School Bill Held Back. Whon tho Stearns bill establishing a school of Irrigation at Scottsbluff, in connection with the university agricul tural experiment station there, camo beforo tho whole commlttoo, nobody said a word rogardlng it and a motion to send It to third reading was adopted without discussion. Later. Chairman Kieschlck of tho flnanco commlttoo movod that tho report bo not con curred In, and his motion carried. Thl3 sends the bill back for further action. Rioschlck Is opposed to any approprl ation for tho proposed school. Two of tho important rural school bills have been acted upon favorablv by tho houso commlttoo on oducatlon nnd will go upon tho general file for consideration In committee of tho whole One is tho Taylor hill levyum a 2-mlll statu tax for support of the rural schools. Tho other Is tho Ollit bill, which permits tho rodlstrlctlht of any county for rural school pur poses, Bubjcct to a vote of the poo plo, and authorizes a county school levy of not moro than 15 mills on all tho property lying within such rural districts. 3 THE CAR SHORTAGE Committee Tells Congress How Fam Ine Injures Nebraska "Thirty to thirty-five per cont of Nebraska wheat Is still on the farms or In the elevators, unable to bo moved on account of tho boxcar shortage" This was tho testimony of Hallway CommIs8lner W. G. Taylor, who urged Interstate commerco control of freight shipping rules before tho In terstate and foreign commerco com mittee of the house of representa tives in Washington, D. C, last wcok. Mr. Taylor laid beforo tho com mittee tho Joint resolutions of the two houses of the Nebraska legisla ture asking congress to incroase tho powers of the interstate coramorco com mission to permit it to make and enforce rules on shipping which would tend to rellev such a national car shortage as has been experienced the past few months. Tho caso of ono shipper was cltod by Commissioner Taylor, who had 60,000 bushels of wheat in an eleva tor and waB unable to get moro than ono car a week. Tho commissioner called tho attention of tho committee to tho fact that In the last few dnys wheat had dropped 20 cents, and tho shipper, unable to got cars, was standing to lose $12,000. Tho net shortage, ho said, amount ed to 24,000 box cars out of 130,000 owned by Hno3 in Nebraska. Entered Land Subject to Taxation. Tho following table shows tho num ber of tracts of land upon which final proof has been mado at the various land offices and Indian agencies in No braska the past year, as certified to State Auditor Smith, and tho total number of entries and acres of land that will be subject to taxation in 1917, as a result thereof: No. of No. of Land Office Entries Acres Alllnnco 691 272,077.00 245,341.73 IJrokcn Dow 517 North Platte 140 Lincoln 29 50,002. ti.52X.34 O'NoIll 104 33,091.80 Vnlentlne 455 Indian ABency, San tee... B3 Omaha ABency, Macy... EG Winnebago Agency 40 222,522.03 5,001.79 3,506.80 2,258.21 Grand Total 2.092 840.829 34 Acreage subject to taxation In 191 1,102.882.06 Acreaco subject to taxation in 1917 840.S29.94 Decrease In 1917 262,052.12 To Create School Book Commission Creation of a state school book commission, with a secretary draw Ing $3,C00 a year salary as Its prln clpal officer with a view to having tho state of Nebraska print text books for all of Its public schools or contract for their publication on a royalty basis, Is tho departure pro posed by Representative Auten, now beforo tho house committee on edu cation. It carries an appropriation of $134, 500, but Representative Taylor Is pro posing to havo that amount included In his $l,000.000-a-year special stato levy for support of rural schools, nnd that may be done. Mr. Taylor Is only too glad to do this, as ho fig ures It will holp In the passage of his own bill. Tho commission, under the terms of this contemplated enactment, would have power to purchase copy rights and to buy the product of toxt-book compilers. After that was done It could havo tho books print ed and supplied to school boards at cost, as Is dono In Kansas and somo other states. Student solf government will bo In stalled at Nebraska university beforo the end of tho present stsmestor, if a committee appointed by Chancellor Avery can draw up a plan for a stu dent, council that will meet with ap proval of both faculty and students. Tho chancellor, In a statement to tho student body, declared that tho tlmo had como for the establishment of a council that would havo to do with tho promotion of temperance and right liv ing among tho student body, honesty In examinations, proper expendlturo of student activity funds, control ovor student functions and student health and efllclency. Tho Behrons-Anten measure requir ing convlct-mndo goods from other Mates to bo so labelled when brought Into Nebraska, but not applying to such goods munufacturod hero, was laid over, after Mr. Peterson bad sug gested that It might Involve an Illegal interference with Interstate commerco. Tho Introducors will try to have this objection removed by means of an nmendmcnt. Tuition for State Wards. A claim for $210.75, for tuition of pupils who aro from tho stato homo for dependent childron during 1915 and 1916, has been filed with tho state legislature by L. S. Frlsblo, superin tendent of tho University Placo schools. There were twenty-flve chil dren on his list, who were charged tuition at tho rate of 75 cents a weok. Tho homo for dependent children is under the supervision of tho stato board of control. Killed Trading Stamp Bill Tho bill backed by tho Nebraska fodoratlon of retailers, Intondcd to do away with trading stamps and pro tniuras by Imposing a $5,000 licenso upon any merchant using thom was killed In the house committee of tho wholo. This bill, Introduced and fought for by Hosteller of Buffalo, who has rep resented the retailers' organization In thrco sessions of tho legislature, was killed by a vote of 48 to 30, after a Ions fight. CONDENSED NEWS OF INTEREST TO ALL. DATES FOR COMING EVENTS. Fob. 2G to March 3 Omaha Automo- bllo Show. March 5 to 10 First Annual Auto Show at Lincoln March G to 10Mld-Wost Comout Show and Convention at Omaha. March 7-S-9-10 State Basketball Tour- namcnt nt Lincoln. March 12-17 Annual Merchants' Mar ket Wcok at Omaha. March 18Dlstrlct Mooting of Odd Fellows at North Platte. March 21-22-23 D. A. IL Annual Stato Convention at Fremont. Tho Elgin Community club recently dedicated Its flno now clubhouse, which was built at a cost of $20,000. Among tho facilities which tho club maintains aro a modorn auditorium and motion plcturo house, bowling nl. leys, billiard rooms, social hall, gym nasium, banquet room, commltteo rooms, public ladles' rest room, otc. It Is said to bo one of tho finest homos of Its kind In Nebraska. Tho next convention of tho Nebras ka Retail Hnrdwaro Dealers associa tion will bo hold In Loncoln, accord ing to n decision reached at tho 1917 session In Omaha n fow days ago. Fred Pels of Bluo Hill was named president of tho organization for tho coming year. Cllft Crooks of Falrbury was elect ed president of the Nebraska Rotall- era' association at a business meeting of tho organization in Lincoln. Oth or officers elected woro: Vlco pros! dent, J. H, Knowles, Fremont; troas urer, M. A. Hostotlcr, Sholton. Tho city council at West Point has taken steps to Install n public com fort station and rest rooms. It is realized that this project will become necessary after May 1, as on thnt date six West Point saloons will go out of business. A carload of frozen dressed poultry was shipped from Beatrice by Swift & Co. for London. The poultry Is valued at about $8,000 and the freight and water charges on tho shipment amount to $1,300. Lincoln pool halls will nQt bo ablo to uso chips, redeemable for candy, chewing gum or cigars, or any other form of "trado stimulant" as a result of the action of the Lincoln city council. Three fires which broke out almost simultaneously In the city of York caused damngo to tho extent of about $50,000. Evidence of incendiarism Is Bald to have been found. Tabulation of public subscriptions of tho twelve federal farm loan banka shows that tho greatest amount, about 9,000 shares, was subscribed for tho Omaha bank. Tho new concrete and steel bridgo spanning tho Platte river, a few miles south of Kearney, is finished and open to travel. The bridge is 1,000 feet long and cost $60,000. Forty-nine head of Hercfords, all blooded stock, tho property of O. E. Green of Genoa, sold at tho South Omaha stock yards for an average of $114 apiece. Tho now St, Mary's Catholic par Bonago at Wymoro was dedicated by Bishop Tlhon of Lincoln. Tho parson ago is a modern structure costing over $10,000. Plattsmouth city council has bought a tract of land which covers about thirty lots. The city paid $1,100 for tho tract, which will be used for park purposes. Tho Central High school building at York, built at a cost of $60,000, was completely destroyed by fire. Insmance on the structure amounts to $40,000. The Community State bank of Ta ble Rock Is to be housed In a now building In the near future. Contract for the structure haB been lot and work will begin March 1. Hens aro worth a dollar aploco In Hall county. Robert Watson, whole sale poultry dealer, of Grand Island, recently paid $8.13 for eight Plymouth Rocks. The German Military society of Falls City will fight for tho United States against any enemy, according to a vote Its members cast recently. Tho community club of Geneva has decided to stage a Fourth of July celebration this year. Threo prizes, a vlctrola with $50 worth of records, a ladles' watch, an 8-foot dlsplny case and an oak roller top desk will bo given visiting retail ers who attend Omaha's Morchant Market weok. March 12 to 16. No one In Omaha or suburbs nro ollglblo to compete for the prizes. Only two con dltlons am attached competitors must be registered and must bo pres ent when awards aro mado. Flro of an unknown origin com plctvly destroyed the Crelghton steMn laundry. Petectlvos are investigating the ap parsnt attempt to wreck tho St Joseph & Grand Island passenger train south of Edgar tho other night. A railroad tie had been wedged bo tween the rallB. Raymond Pollard of Nohawka made a record Bale for Hampshire, white belted, hogs, whon he sold fifty-two head of bred sows for an average of $108 per head. Ono bow Bold for $680. Henry Olson & Sons of David City got tho general contract for Grete'B now high school building. The bid was $37,000. Tho Alllanco Commercial club has adopted resolutions urging tho atata . legislature to pass such n bill aa will I permit Nebraska to partake In tho funds apportioned under tho federal good roads acta. Tho sentiment In northwestern Nebraska Is decidedly In favor of such an act and they nro calling upon the legislature to act favorably uon that Important matter. A. canvas, which includes Nebrnska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wiscon sin, Minnesota nnd Canada, shows thnt twenty-six persons havo fro7,on to death and at least fifty havo been maimed for life thus far this wlntor In these states and Canada. Canada has had twelvo deaths, as tho result of the severe cold; Nebraska has had three. Tho North Platte Valley Highway association was formally organized at Mitchell, with representatives present from Bridgeport, Bayard, Mlnutare, Gerlng, Scottsbluff, Morrill and Tor- rlngton, Wyo. It Is Intended to estab lish grndo' and mark an automobllo road to be known as tho North Platto Valley Hlghwny, diverging from tho Lincoln Highway at North Platto and connecting with tho Yellowstono Highway at Wendover, Wyo. Tho now thorouglifaro will pass through tho full length of tho North PIntto valley. Sheriffs of several counties In Wyo ming, Colorado and Nebraska, who havo been Investigating for weeks what appeared to bo well-planned thefts of horses, arrested two men noar Gerlng who aro believed to bo leadors of a largo gang which has stolon horses for many months in mlddlo western states. Tho horses woro stolen In ono stnte, passed through several hands of gang mem bors and finally sold In nnothor stato, according to authorities. Herman Kosbaugli, 40 years, far mer, living near Hershey, and son, Herman, Jr., 9 years, were liiBtnntly killed when a motor car driven by tho elder Kosbaugli, crashed Into a bridgo railing ovor tho South Platto river, near North Platte, nnd plunged twelve feet to tho lco below. Both were crushed under the car. Webster county bridges aro to bo built by tho Omaha Structural Steol Bridgo company, contract having been let by tho county commissioners. Tho Wobster county officials havo agrood to pay tho stato $3,300 for tho caro of patients In tho state hospital slnco 1873. Tho clork has been liiBtructod to notify tho nudltor that tho monoy will bo paid. Louis Knmerad, who, it Is claimed, has confessed to tho murder of 13 year-oUl Allco Parkos of Ord, Is now In the stato penitentiary at Lincoln for safo keeping. Tho utmost secrecy was observed by tho officers In mov Ing Kamerad from tho St Paul Jail, where ho was lodged shortly after bolng arrested. Tho commlttoo appointed, by tho Fremont Commercial club to secure plans for an auditorium has boon In structed to draw up a petition for cir culation authorizing the city council to submit a proposition for votln? $25,000 to citizens at tho spring eiec- tlon. Tho American Potash company, near Alllanco, has been compelled to erect a largo addition to Its present plant and to Install n large quantity of now machinery In order to carry on the Increase In Its business. Tho daily output of tho plants now oper- atlng runs Into thousands of dollars. wrestler, downed Ch7r,.o' Peters' of Papllllon In two straight falls boforo a crowd of 6,000 mat fans at Omaha, Steelier won tho first fall in tlilrty-ono minutes nnd forty-two seconds nnd tho Becond In fifteen minutes and tblrtv.fwn HPpnnilR. Tim inrv fn tho case of Mary Irene Berry ngalnst tho city of Aurora re- turned a verdict for the defendant, finding no causo of action. Tho suit was brought for $20,000 personal dam- ages, tho plaintiff claiming to have fallen on tho Bldownlk. breaking nor hip and Bhoulder. Business men of Columbus gavo $410 to thoso firemen who hnd ruined riothes In fichtlntr tho fire at the Mc- nnrr furniture storo n .. Tim cnHinz for the -x-w oil well, which has delayed h work of drill- tablllty of tho grain is not much fif ing at Tnblo Rock, ins arrived and 'ected. At the present prices ono mny wmP in now In nrocross. It paying to feed a good grndo of Bonds to tho sum of $3,800 wero voted by Weening Wator's citizens for purposo of extending the city water system. The York county fair and fill fes- tlval will be noici at yopk, uciooor 1 to 5. Tho federal aid for good roads was Indorsed nnd a resolution backing President Wilson in any act and offer their Biipport In case of war was adopted by tho State Lumbermen's association at the annual meeting In Omaha. Soldiers of the Fifth Nobrask-i rog- Iment. while at Fort Croc waiting to l,o mi.Btorwl nut of tho federal serv Ice, Bhowed their appreciation of tho work of their commanding officer, Col onel Paul, by presenting him with a gold watch. Tho Hagcnbeck. Wallace clrcuH, with throe trains of twenty curs oach, car rying 300 head of horses, 700 pcoplo and tho famous Hngonbeck menagerlo, will bo tho freo attraction at tho 1917 stato fair, at Lincoln this fall. A atock company haB boon organis ed to build an auditorium nt Gresham. Four subscription lists are In clrcula. tlon. Nearly $4,000 has boon raised. Tho goal Is fixed at $10,000. A Madison county Jury has awarded $11,112 to Mrs. Alvlna L. Luobko agalnBt tho American Surety company and certain saloon keepers of Pierce. c MISSOURI TRAP NEST IS SATISFACTORY (Uy T. R. QUIStCNHRimY. Missouri State I'oultry Kxporlment station,) There are many kinds of home- ndo trap nests, but none have proved so satisfactory with us as this one, Tho nests are of good size, 12 by 18 Inches Inside measure and 12 to in inches high. A board 3 Inches high Is put across the nest 12 Inches from tho back, which makes n nest 12 Inches square, and this hoard holds tho nesting material In place. The os,s houl(1 Mlt In pairs. This makes a nest In which a good largo hen can be comfortable cither sitting or standing, which Is n desirable qunl- Uy In n trap nest. This door nnd trig ger can bo used on any sort of nest or box you caro to uso. The body of tho nest Is built of light mnterlal, one-hnlf or five-eighths Inch lumber. The trlgRer nnd front door should bo made of seven-eighths or inch material. Nests which are to be placed under tight droppings plntform or underneath any object which will prevent tho fowls from roosting on them need bo covered only with ono- LEFT INSIDE WALL OF Inch mesh poultry netting. Otherwise mnko tho top of tho nest, tight. It is n good Idea to leave nn inch opening In tho back or sides of tho nests for ventilation. Wire Door Favored. Uso a door consisting of u frame over which small mesh wlro has been tacked. Wo llko tho wlro door better than a solid wooden door, because of the fact that It affords ample ventila tion, tho lack of which Is ono of the main faults of tho avcrngo trap nest. Tho door Is hung on screw eyes, which fasten in the upper edgo of tho frame. With n gimlet or small bit make holes In sides nnd pnrtltlon for heavy wlro near top entrance, from which suspend tho doors by screw eyes. This, permits tho doors to Bwlng buck nnd forth freely, nnd makes a cheap hinge. Tho door Is checked bv means of thumb buttons, which are placed on tho front of tho center pnrtltlon nnd net ns n stop for both doors. If you should bo troubled with tho buttons working loose, tighten them. Tho trigger enn bo attached to tho sldo of tho nest box by using a long screw, but In every caso It must work freely. Tho f.crew must bo set squnrely Into tho sldo of the box to DAMAGED FEED FOR POULTRY At Present Prices Poultryman May Find It Economical to Buy Good Grade of 8alvage. In buying salvago whent tho factor of whether or not tho chickens will t It Is very Important. There nro two kinds of salvago wheat. Ono Is water soaked, which when It comes through n flro smells very strong and "ns n bad taste. Tho hen will turn "very wuv. Fires occurring In elevators whero there are no lire-fighting facilities leave tho wheat In a better condition. There niay bo a little charred wheat In It, the flery and wnter-soaked odor Is not present; consequently tho palu snlvnge, FEEDS FOR BREEDING STOCK Keep n Mnd importance of Materials Carrying Proper Proportion of Protein and Fats. In feeding your breeding stock, keep well in mind tho importnnco of bul nnccd feeds, thoso carrying tho proper proportion of protein, enrbohydrutes nnu rnis. Make regular uso of hoppers to con ! 8 tcf nd ect B"np, cither f which poultry can havo access to at - ""-os; uimi uio Kru, oyster mien and charcoal. Tho hen's nro wiser than many glvo them credit for, and will, If given this chance, do their own "bul anclng." PREVENT BIG POULTRY LOSS Much Money Can Be Saved Poultry man by Keeping Houses Com fortable Cler.n Up Now. Half the chickens hutched In tho United States dlo of tho white dlur rhca; 16 per cent of tho chicken rais ers in tho country huvo losses from roup. Tho way to prevent these losses Is by keeping tho poultry comfortublo and clean. Tho tlmo to overhaul tho poultry yards and houses Is now. pa 8 it r n ' - It G-z . 4 A3- 3 nbsolutcly prevent tho trigger from binding ngnlust the side. Free action of this trigger Is positively required. Setting the Trigger. The trigger must bu set In such n position thnt when tho door is swung Inward nnd rests on tho notch It will bo invitingly open nnd nt tho samo time this opening must bo small enough to provent tho hen wnlklng Into tho nest without touching tho door with her back. As she steps Into tho nest and slightly raises tho door, tho trigger Is released nnd falls backward. The door then swings down nnd tho pointed end of tho trigger rises be hind It, effectually locking It. Seo that tho nesting material docs not Interfere with the trigger. Long liny or straw may eventually get plied up in Riich n mnnner ns to Interfere with Its action. To remove the hen, simply turn tho button nnd swing tho door outward, or If you prefer, turn down the point of tho trigger nnd swing the door In toward Mio top of tho nest, thus permitting tho bird to como out. Of course the nest can bo NEST AS IT FACES YOU. set In a pnrtltlon with a back door through which tho hen may bo re moved. It 1b necessary to drlvo n null Into tho sldo of tho box In such a manner ns to check tho fnlllng trigger, when tho shnrp end rlsos to a point whero It safely locks tho door. Tho point of tho trigger should rest near tho bot tom of tho door when it Is closed. Tho trigger resting on tho back of tho door prevents any hen on tho outsldo from coming in nnd tho door closing against tho button prevents tho hen In tho nest from releasing herself. Prefer 8ecluded Spot Tho hens prefer to lay in somo se cluded spot. Don't put tho nest down on tho floor or out whero It Is too light. Tho hens seo tho soft shelled eggs nnd tho broken eggs, and they often develop tho habit of egg eating. Tho nests should bo slmplo nnd constructed so they may bo easily removed. Wo prefer to place tho nests under tho droppings platform. This is n convenient placo, nnd tlib nests do not occupy any of tho vnluablo floor or wall space. You should havo ono nest to every four hens. Keep tho nests absolutely clean and rcmovo the nesting material quite often. BAD TRAITS ARE INHERITED Whllo Chickens Are Maturing, Watch Distinguishing Characteristics and Cull Undesirables. It has been proved that criminal tendencies aro Inherited, nnd that crime runs in families. If It wero not true thnt tho laws of heredity were evident In tho culturo of chickens, thero would bo no possibility of breed ing with any ussuranco of obtaining n desired color, slzo or shnpo. Whllo, then, the chickens nro mnturlng and their distinguishing characteristics nro asserting themselves positively, bo on tho lookout for bad characters nnd weed out tho undesirables. Tho bully Is pressing a tendency that was born In her. Sho Interferes with tho con tentment of tho flock, nnd keeps tho rest In a continual stato of excite ment. This In turn affects their lay ing, their nppenranco and their health, nnd sho should bo dealt with dras tically. Tho feather-puller and egg cater nro In tho samo class, and they should all go tho samo road to tho murket. Clemson Collcgo Bulletin. KANSAS RATION FOR WINTER Dry Mash Made of Cornmeal, Mid dlings, Meat Scraps, Linseed Oil Meal and Alfalfa. The ration used In winter feeding on tho poultry farm of tho Kunsus State Agricultural college Is a dry mush made according to tho following formula: CO pounds of cornmeal, CO pounds of wheat middlings or shorts, 50 pounds of meat scraps, HO pounds of wheat bran, 10 pounds of Unseed oil meal, 10 pounds of milled nlfnlfu, and 11 pounds of salt. This Is fed in connection with a scratching feed thrown Into tho litter nnd consisting of threo parts of wheat, two parts of corn and ono part of outs, all by weight. Grit, oyster shell and charcoal nro kept beforo the birds ull the time, nnd they uro fed once a duy nil the green food they will eat clean In half an hour. If skim milk Is fed, tho meat scrap In tho dry mash Is cut one-half. In order to Induce the hens to drink enough of tho milk, they should bo given no water.