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CORNHUSKER ITEMS Jtcws of All Kinds Gathered From Various Points Throughout Nebraska. OF INTEREST TO ALL READERS Raymond T. Wood, u Cozud high school student, won tin silver loving cup In tin stock Judging contest hold In connection with the stock and pro duco show at that place. Out of a pos sible score of 400 ho was credited with :0U points. There were eighteen other contestants. Saunders county farmers are husk ing corn, mid report the crop up to all expectations. It Is claimed that there are many Holds that will yield sixty bushels pur acre or hotter. A tongue of llaine darting from a ;storm cloud destroyed the barn and u Jarge quantity of hay and oats on the -A. Coufal farm near Seward. No thun ler accompanied the blaze. Mrs. Jess Solomon, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas lCllllan, at Wahoo, left hist week for Shanghai China, where she will Join her husband. A charge of murder has been filed ngalnst 'William Mornhni, sou of Aug. M. Morahm, farmer, whose body was lilown to bits by an explosion on a farm near Verdel. Mr. and Mrs. George Stoner of AVooping Water celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last week. All of ihelr living children attended the function. Rev. Axel E. SJbMIng, pastor of the Bothesdu Lutheran church at York for the past two years, has departed for a new Held of labor at Dubus, Susk., Canada. The Seottsbluff lodge of Elks Is negotiating for the purchase of a building In that place, to be used as a hotel and Elks' olub room. Murdock Is milking arrangements to hold a special election for the purpose of voting bonds for securing electric lights for that place. Hugo Flndmun of Polk, fell from a load of hay onto his head and shoul ders, breaking his back In the fourth Jind fifth vertebre. The cornerstone of Scottsbluff coun ty's new .$2."0,tXK) court house was laid last week with Impressive Masonic ceremonies. Levcre Weesner, an S-yenr-old Bro ken How boy, fell from a swing on the .school grounds at that place and broke both arms. The home of Mr. mid Mrs. Max Eberl, at Avoca, together with Its con tents, was destroyed by lire one day last week. L. ISosscrinan, living near Superior, lost four large stacks of oats when spark from a threshing engine Ignited the straw. The Superior women's club are mak ing efforts to raise n fund to establish 4i community center and auditorium at that place. Beatrice will hold a jolntcelebratlon of Armistice day and an observance of the ter-centennlal of the landing of the I'llgrlms. Silver in $1,000 liars, to the value of .S'200,()0(),000 passed through Omuha last week by special train enroute to India. Dunn II. Mlchener, a resident of Tork county for over thirty years, died at his honle in York of heart trouble. After-serving as Burlington agent at f!cneva for IS years, M. U. Hnds'ell will take up similar duties at Humboldt. Secretary of the Navy Josephus Dan iels, will deliver an address at the Omuha Auditorium October '25. Fanners around Eagle have decided 'iiotto dispose of their wheat crops for less than $2.2. a bushel. Superior will celebrate the annl versury of the armistice with a big barbecue and carnival. Hay Schooler was probably fatally Injured In u shooting affray at Bayard luring a game of cards. Kin? of unknown origin destroyed 15 Jons of liny on the farm of Frank Orel I. near Beatrice. Mad dogs are reported to have bit , ten several head of stock In the vlelnl ty of Ohappel. It Is estimated that the North Platte Valley sugar beet crop will be worth '$10,000,000. The southeastern Nebraska dental society will meet October 25 and 20 In Beatrice. Chicken thieves are getting in their work in the, neighborhood of Wahoo. A pure bred live stock association has been organized at Bloomlngton. The tlrst "pig club" In Platte county 'has been organized at St. Marys. Roy Ilanlka, a Nemnlin county farm er, has brought suit against Nemaha and Ulchardson county, jointly, for $50,800, alleging that while he was -driving In an automobile with his fami ly nlong the road constituting the line between tho two counties, his machine run Into a cave-In near a bridge up rproach and rolled down an embank ment. Mrs. Ilanlka and the baby were killed and the plaintiff claims he was seriously injured, and asks for dam ages in the above amount. Theodore Nordlund sustained serious j.injurles when ho "plunged the lino" In a. football gunie at Stromsburg. Figures gathered by the state unl rerslty In co-operutlon with the fed eral department of agriculture, on tho cost of feeding over S.000 head of cat tle over the state during the winters -of 1018-10 und 1910-20, Indicate that it vrus a losing venture. A few were fed with profit, whllo In some cases tho ioss was as great as $50 a head, and oil an averago there was a loss on every head Included In the survey. At tho opening game of tho season -of the State Intercollegiate conference ,-n.t Hastings, Hastings college and rGrand Islund college foot bual toums fplayed a 7 to 7 tie gunie. For the third time an uttempr wa made last week to take the life of Dal Lnntz, a Kearney man. Ho was called to tho door and fired upon, the bullet tearing through his shirt a.id barely missing him. Last winter Jie was at tacked as he entered his barn and n scuffle with two men followed. Ono shot was fired, but failed to lind its murk. Late last fall a shot was flrod at him through a window and missed his head by only a few Inches. A large re ward has been posted for apprehension of tho would-be murderer. A reward of $700 has been olTorod by n newly-formed vigilance commit tee at Verdel for the arrest and con viction .of the person responsible for the death of August M. Morahn, farm er, GO years old, by blowing htm up with explosives on a farm near that place a mouth ago. The Central City Commercial club has purchased what Is known as Parker's Island, located two miles south of the city. The Island, contain ing about :t0 acres, Is a beautiful wood ed spot and will be used for park pur poses. A reception was tendered Lieuten ant Governor P. A. Barrows by pa triotic societies and citizens of Lin coln In honor of his election as com-mander-inchlef of the natlonnl or ganization of the Sons of Veterans at Indianapolis. Ay petition has been presented to the Wymore city council asking that the Sunday amusement ordinance bo referred to tho initiative and referen dum and that a special election bo held for the purpose of deciding. tho question. Tho Lincoln Traction Co. has mndo application to the stutv railway com mission for a raise In street car fares to eight cents to meet the emergency which the high cost of material and Improvements being contemplated call for. By direction of the president, First Lieutenant .lames II. llagan, has been relieved from duty at Camp Funston, Kims., and detailed us assistant pro fessor of military science and tac tics at the University of Nebraska. A nearly complete skeleton of a mammoth has been located In the bank of Goolsby creek near Falls city. The bones will be exhumed nnd placed In the "hall of elephants" In the museum of the state university at Lincoln. Dundee children are plunged in grief over the death of "Prince," a Shetland pony owned by the twin sonsof Clyde Drew, of that place. Joyriders col lided with the animal, a pet of the en tire community, causing his death. Fred Casswell, while excavating a 'ellar beneath his homo In Bellevue, unearthed the skeletons of six human bodies, believed to be the bones of Indians, who settled about tho old Bel levue trading post many years ago. Two distinct earthquake shocks were felt at Harrison, extending from ten miles southeast to the new oil fields near Agate Springs ranch. They were so severe that dishes fell from the shelves and caves collapsed. The Woman's club of Seward Is put ting on a musical play, "Fill of the Toy Shop," with a cast of 125 children, tho profits to go toward building a homo for the American Legion, In which tho club will have quarters. Knights of Pythias will gather In Columbus November 4 to attend a dis trict convention of the order. Lodges comprising the district are Columbus, Fullerton, Genoa, Albion, St. Edward, Schuyler and David City. The First Trinity Evangelical Luth eran congregational church at Bloom field celebrated the twenty-fifth anni versary of Its organization last week. Visitors were present from all over northeast Nebraska. Nebraska Is the only state In tho union which has a direct popular vote for president. Under the present law, which was passed two years ago, the vote Is cast for president and vice president directly. The Daughters of Isabella have or ganized the Ave Maria court at He bron. An Initiation team from Lincoln was present and assisted In the work. Thirty-three locnl members were Ini tiated. While closing a sharp knife, Miss Stella Carl, an Omaha business woman, accldently severed an artery In her left arm. She was taken to a local hos pital suffering from serious loss of blood. M. E. Kerr, a Beatrice painter, fell 25 feet when tho ladder on which ho was working, gave way. He escaped with slight bruises and resumed work 10 minutes after the accident Tho forty-fourth annual conven tion of tho American Humane assocln on and its department, the American Bed Star Animal Relief, will bo held In Oinnha, October 25 to 28. Federal Judge J. W. Woodrough at Lincoln, has declared the penalty Im posed upon Alson B. Colo, under sen tence to die In the electric chair No vember 5 for complicity In the murder of Mrs. Lulu Vogt In Howard county in July, 1017, Is Invalid, and has remand ed the prisoner back to the Howard county district court for a new trial. Judge Woodrough held that there has been no Judicial determination of tho degree of the crime. The state farm bureau has fixed a price, of six und seven cents a bushel as the price corn growers should puy for husking this full. Tho widow of Flro Captain Frank Greenman, who died at Omaha last week, will bo unable to draw a pen sion from the department because her husband lacked Just six months servlco of reuchlng tho ogo of retirement nt the time of his death. Pensions nro al lowable after tweuty-ono years in tho department. Moro than 800 Nebraska and Iowa ex-servlco men, who were disabled during the war, are in training at gov ernment expense under tho federal board for vocational training in th northern part of Nebraska and wet eru Iowa. WOMEN MS T 20487 OFVOTES Lee Than 70,000 Men Voted at the Special Election On Constitu tional Amendments. Washington, D. C Steps to appeal directly to President Wilson- against the currency dollatlon policy of tho treasury department on the ground thnt farmers generally faced heavy losses unless tho downward trend of prices of farm products was checked were taken by a special meeting of agricultural Interests cnlled by tho American Cotton association. Senators Overman of North Carolina and Harris of Georgia, who are con nected with 'the movement, cnlled at the White house to prefer n request for the conference with Mr. Wilson and his cablTTet. The senators lnld stress on tho ne cessity for prompt action at the var ious banks. The question of Interest rates, It Is said, would be considered at that conference, and the agricultural representatives hero declared thoy wished to present their views on the whole question of crop financing before action was taken by the federal au thorities. WOMEN'S VOTE WAS 20,487. Less Than 70,000 Men Cast Their Votes at Special Election. Lincoln, Neb. The ofllchtl canvass, now about completed In the olllce of Secretary of Sftte Amsberry, shows that 20,487 women voted on constitu tional amendments at the special elec tion September 21. Men turned out to the polls to the number of 09,107, making a total of S9.591 who voted. By this small vote all amendments sub mitted by the coi.-itltutlonul conven tion were adopted. It was by the votes of women that the amendment for an Increase In the number of state senators was adopted. The male vote would have defeated It. On the other hand the men b'y a largo majority stood for equal suffrage. Only 017 women voted ngalnst equal suffrage and 14,402 men voted against it while 17,471 voted for It. When the canvass Is finished the governor will Issue a proclamation de claring the equal suffrage ntnendnunt a part of the state constitution. Tho others become effective January 1, 1921. Levlnsky Loses to Carpentier. Jersey City- Georges Carpentier, the French heavyweight champion, knocked out Battling Levlnsky, at tho Jersey City baH park Tuesday night, In the fourth round of a bout that had been scheduled to go 12 rounds. Car pentier, who holds tho llght-heavy-welght championship title of Europe, thus becomes the world's title holder In thnt division. Prohibition as It Is In Alaska. Sar Francisco, Calif. "Every Igloo and snowbank in Alaska hides a still or a liquor cache." This Is tho condi tion reported by William II. Jordan, federal prohibition agent, who has re turned from n trip north where he In vestigated rumors that Alaska was not as enthusiastic as it should he as re gards enforcement of the eighteenth amendment to tho constitution. Find Petroleum In Mexican State. Mexico City. Petroleum has been discovered in the state of Oazaca. Prospectors have been busy recently In all parts of the republic and there have been many rumors relative to the finding of new oil fields, but this is the first authentic report of u producing well. Cleveland Wins World Series. CJeveland, O. The Cleveland Amer ican league club won tho supreme title of base ball champions of the world Tuesday, nfternoon, when the Indians defeated the Brooklyn Nationals in the seventh and.decrdlng game of tho 1920 series, 3 to 9. Cannon Bnsaks Arm. Danville, III. Congressman Joseph G. Cannon, 84, Is suffering consider able pain from n fracture of one of the bones of his left wrist, received when ho stepped on n piece of coal In tho basement and fell on his arm. To Attack Russian Submarines. London. Any Uusslan submarines encountered on the high seas will bo attacked upon sight by British naval forces, according to a note sent by Earl Curzon, British foreign secretary, to M. Tchltcherln, Uusslan bolshevik foreign minister. Oinnha, Neb. Judge Leo S. Estelle, dean of tho Douglas county district court, died Sunday morning bore, from a complication of diseases affecting his heart, lungs and kidneys, after an Ill ness of seven weeks. Ho was 73 years of uge. Warsaw. Lithuanian Insurrection ists, consisting of a group of Gen. Zoll gouskl's nrmy, have captured Vllna, the Lithuanian capital, In protest ngalnst tho decision that the Vllna dis trict shall be Included In Lithuanian territory. Nebraska Corn Conditions. Washington, D. C Tho bureau of crop estimates and stato agricultural department, In a report based on Oct. 1 conditions, estimates Nebraska's 1020 corn crop at 251.510,000 bushels. Lnst year's production was 181, 180,000 bushels, nnd tho five-year aver age was 102,430,000 bushels. The pres ent condition indicates the highest nvorugo yield since 100C. The killing frosts enmo earlier than usual but weather has been so favorable for dry ing nnd maturing corn that the per centage damaged la small. PLAN TO AVOID CALF AILMENT .mproper Feeding or Insanitary Conditions Are Said to Cause Most Trouble. PREVENTIVES ARE OUTLINED Calf Intended for Herd Dull or for Foundation Breeding Cow Must Be Give Careful Attention First Aid Treatments. .. Most calf ailments are due to Im proper feeding or Insanitary condi tions or both. Particularly If you are raising a calf for a herd bull or for n foundation breeding cow, keep the ani mal out of cold rains In winter as much as possible, and provide a dry. well-bedded stnll at night. Provide nature's tonics exercise, sunshine, pure air. nbuniliince of fresh water, and a variety of feeds, and there will be little need for medical attention. It Is not for the purpose of curing dis eases that these suggestions are of fered, but to prevent their occurrence. Observe the calf closely at all times. If It should appear drowsy, feverish, stiff, or sluggish, act quickly. Reduce feed at once and the disorder mny be In a large measure prevented. Keep salt before the calf nt nil times. An abundant supply of fresh water should lie available always. Some of the com moner ailments only nro briefly dis cussed here, with a few suggestions for first-nld treatment. In case of seri ous Illness consult a competent veter inarian at once. Do not delay. Constipation. Occasionally when the new-born calf falls to get the colostrum or first milk from the cow Its bowels remain Inac tive, nnd the meconium (first drop pings) are retained, which causes con stipation. An enema or Injection of one quart of warm water in which one tonspoonful of common baking soda or one-half tonspoonful of common salt has been dissolved will usually glvo A Lousy, Mangy Calf A Calf to MaKe Growth Must Be Free From Lice and Parasitic Pests. relief. Use a syringe or allow the so lution to gravitate through a small rub ber hose or funnel. Two tablespoon fuls of castor oil may be given, and repeated If necessary. The solid droppings of an older calf should be observed dally. If they ap pear extremely solid, the animal Is constipated or feverish. With older calves this condition may be relieved In most cases by promptly providing plenty of wnter, by reducing the grain and dry roughage and substituting a more laxative ration. A small quanti ty of linseed oil meal, wheat bran, and legume hay. such as alfalfa, soy bean, or lespedeza, may bo used. If this does not relieve the condition, give castor 011 or raw linseed oil, one-fourth pint, or Epsom salt In doses according to the nge of the culf, although dosing should be avoided as much as possible. Diarrhea or "Scours." If constipation Is not relieved dlnr rhea or scours may follow. This ail ment Is indicated by thin, washy, of fensive droppings. It Is usually the result of improper feeding, Irregular suckling, or overfeeding with anything thnt overloads tho stoninch. Damaged grnln fed to the cnlf, or even to the cow before the cnlf Is weaned, mny cnuso digestive disorders. Exposure or overheating may nlso be a predis posing cause. Silage, alfalfa hay, and possibly linseed oil meal, when fed In large qunntltles to older calves for n long period, may cause this condition, which should be corrected by an Imme diate reduction of such feeds and the substitution of dry grass hays and n llttlo cotton seed meal for a part of the ration. If such conditions occur with a calf not yot weaned, reduce the milk nllowance and withhold all grain, n severe cases, withhold all feed for 12 hours. As a last resort put tho cow on dry feed entirely and let tho calf nurse another cow. Remedies easily obtained for the Kmall calf are castor oil. one table spoonful to one-fourth pint, depending upon the size of tho calf, given as a drench with warm, sweet milk, fol lowed by one teaspoonful of a mix ture of one part snlol nnd two parts of bismuth. Another remedy used with fiuccess Is four drops of formalin to one quart of warm milk. Commonly used homo remedies Include whites of two rnw eggs or n weak solution of Hmo wnter given In one or two table spoonful doses. Feed nnd manage the calf so as to prevent diarrhea or scours. Such disorders stop the growth of the calf for several days nt lenst and mnke It more susceptible to them later. Blackleg. Blockleg Is an Infectious dlsense as sociated with external swelling, usual ly about tho forelegs or shoulders, and which emits a crackling sound where r 1 handled. The germ cuuslng the dis ease Is widely dh-trlhutcri throughout most sections of the country. Young emtio between six months and two years of age are most likely to take the disease. Calves under six months old are raiely nrtneked. Blackleg Is controlled by ImmunlMitlnn by vaccl mil Ion. All animals should be vaccl nnted before they nro six months old und again Mix months later. Vncelin can be obtained from the United States department of agriculture. Bureau of Animal Industry, Washington, from companies manufacturing tho serum. Lice. It Is not a reflection on tho owner for his calf to have lice on It. but to nl low them to remain there Is n serious reflection. They ot only annoy the calf, but lower Its vitality lo resist disease's and disorders, and prevent normal growth. The hair of a calf In fested with lice Is usually rough stands on end. and lacks the glossy ap pearance of the coat of a healthy, well fed cnlf. The calf mny become In fested with two kinds of lice blue nnd red. The one sucks, the other bites the skin. If a calf becomes In fested with lice they should be re moved at once. This may be done by dipping early In the spring or fall. As. the lice reproduce from eggs, a second dipping In ench case, from 10 to 14 days after the first, Is recommended. Since but few dipping vats are avail able In most sections, It will be sutll clent to vasl dr spray the calf thor oughly with some good coal tar, to bacco, or oil emulsion dip prepared for the purpose. A home remedy fre quently used Is a mixture of one-half pint of kerosene and one pound of lard, applied by thoroughly rubbing Into the hair, especially about the neck and shoulders. This remedy, like dip ping or woshlng, Is not advisable for small calves In cold, wet weather. An effective powder which may be used any time Is prepared as follows: Mix gasoline, three parts; carbolic acid, one part, and plaster of purls, enough to take up the liquids. Make a paste and allow to dry. Powder and shake Into the hnlr thoroughly from a shak er or duster. (Caution: Do not mix near a fire). Mange. Small mites which attack the skin and cause It to become thickened and covered with crusts and scabs greatly annoy the calf and cause It to rub or lick Itself constantly with consequent loss of hair about the tall, neck, and shoulders. The mites multiply rapidly and are spread from a diseased to a healthy calf by the animals running together or occupying the same stall or pen. The treatment Is to dip or wash the calf the same as for lice, with a lime' and sulphur, tobacco, or oil emulsion dip. A mangy calf, like a lousy one, never makes satisfactory gains nor a creditable showing. The hair is usual ly rough and the skin thick and coarse, which gives the calf an appearance of one lacking vigor and general thrift. NEWS SERVICE AIDS GROWER AND DEALER Outlines Movement of Various Important Farm Crops. Gives Reliable Information Regarding Supplies Arriving at All of Large Consuming and Distributing Markets. The outstanding feature of the Mar Itet News Service of the Federal Bu reau of Markets relating to fruits nnd vegetables, live stock and meats, dairy products, hay. feed and seeds, peanuts, and cotton is that It keeps before the producer, distributor, and consumer a picture of the movement of Important Crops nnd of the supplies arriving In all of the large consuming and dis tributing markets and the wholesale prices prevailing In ench. Prior to the establishment of the de partment of agriculture's news servlco only a few large organizations were able to obtain reliable Information on market conditions. Now such Infor mation Is available to producers and all Interested parties simply by re questing the bureau of markets, Unit ed States department of agriculture, Washington. D. C, to furnish It. Tho use of the sendee protects the small grower and dealer and brings about more stable conditions and better dis tribution. Live Stock; rzy&zy Notes Hogs are unprofitable without good pasture. A purebred sire means moro money In the hank. Hogging off corn Is profitable In times of high priced labor. Keep farm animals healthy and In the long run they will profit you. Live stock cannot be Improved with out the constant use of good sires. Cows and sows should have plenty of fresh water accessible at all times, In feeding silage to horses one should gradually accustom the animal to It. Hog cholera Is the swine raisers' chief enemy. Inoculation locks the otuble before the horse Is Btolen. MDDTS EVENING Ri TALE Sy Mary Grehara n ' fin h THE OVEN BIRD. "Well." said the Oven Bird, "I sup pose folks wonder why I say one thing nnd do another. Or rather, why my name Is so (liferent from what I say. "So many birds call their own names over and over again. They love to do that. Take the Phoebe bird, for example, and Bob White, and a goodly number of others. "But It Is different with our fam ily." "Very different," said Airs. Oven Bird. "1 suppose some one member of the family must have some Idea of why we should all'do and say such differ ent things." Mr. Oven Bird said. "I believe." Mrs. Oven Bird an swered, "that that Is so. And now that we speak of It, It reminds me of the story my dear old grandmother Oven Bird told mo some little time ago." "Tell It to me." sahl Mr. Oven Bird." "Now, 1 must think of what she told mo recall It to my mind," said .Mrs. Oven Bird. "What do.'s that mean?" siild Mr. Oven Bird. "What do you mean by recalling to your mind things she told you? Do you mean to call them to you und then lot them go and then re call them by whistling for them or something like that?" Mr. Oven Bird laughed as he thought over what he had Just said, "How absurdly I talk," he said. "Yes, I really do talk very absurdly. As If one could whistle and call things to one's mind I As ir ono could 1 But tell your story, Mrs. Oven Bird. "Do tell It to me," he urged, "for I am most nnxlous to hour It." "Well," wild Mrs. Oven Bird. "I think now I remember what Grandmother Oven Bird told me. You know how It Is when one hnsn't henrd a story for J "I Asked My Grandmotner. some time one must sometimes think a little before It comes back, and1 then one remembers It all. "Some people never forget anything. I don't forget anything forever, but now and again I have to think nwhllo before I remember. "My Grandmother Oven Bird was a very dear creature. She had made a beautiful nest In her day and she wus always calling for more learning. "Yes.i she was always calling for more learning, evidently. "Sho was like all oven birds. She mndo her nest In the shape of an oven and sho called out as her favorite and great call: " Teacher, teacher, teacher,' Just as all oven birds do. "I asked my grandmother why It was that all our birds wcre cnlled oven birds, and yet called out 'teacher, teacher,' over and over again. '"Little Oven Bird,' she said, for I was a llttlo Oven Bird then, though I now am a grown-up one, 'little Oven Bird," she repealed, 'you have asked me a very Interesting question, nnd one that many oven birds nnd mnny people, too, have often asked. "We say 'teacher, teacher' over and over agnln. and yet wo are not called the teacher birds, but tho oven birds. "Of course everyone knows wo are called oven birds because we build our nests In the shape of ovens, but no ono knows Just why we'ro nlwuys saying 'teacher, teacher,' over and over again." "'That's what I want to know grandmother,' I told her. '"And I shall toll you, my little oven bird, she suld. "'We are nhvays asking for soma one to tench us to be wise. We are always usklng for the teacher. "Now that may seem very strange to many creatures. I'm sure, nnd In fact 1 know thnt boys and girls nnd grown-ups, too, don't go through life calling for their tencher all tho time as wo do. " 'But wo'ro always asking for somo one to teach us, to make us know things nnd to make us wise. " 'And tlfe llttlo secret of our call Is this. Wo know really all we, as oven birds want to know, but when wo are always calling for tho teacher It would seem as though wo wanted to go on and on studying until we became the wisest creatures In the world, and that Is what wo want people to think we'ro striving fori "'So always call for tho teacher,' sho told mc, 'for you may bo thought, to be anxious for wisdom then, and you needn't worry yourself, for na teacher will come to you.'"