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NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
ICORNHUSKER ITEMS jNows of All Kinds Gathored From Various Points Throughout 1 Nebraska. Playing on tho floor nt homo with hor 8-month-old bnby sister, tho 3-yenr-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glon Feebler, of West Point, got a can of talcum powder and sp-Inkled somo over tho Infant's face. Attracted by tho child's screams, the mother rushed Into tho room nud found the baby's face completely covered with powder. The nostrils wero clogged. The baby Im mediately became seriously 111 and was rushed to Fremont by automobile. Tho baby died after physicians had spent tho day trying to save her life. Phy sicians snld the powder caused con gestion of the lungs. Clnlms aggregating $124,000 against tho defunct American State bank of Aurora, based upon alleged fraudulent conversion of money and property by Charles W. Wentz In his triple official capacity,, are upheld by tho NcbrnsKn supreme court as preferred items against the assets of tho bank now In possession of A, F. Ackcrman, re ceiver. Tho decision will wipe out a cash fund of approximately $100,000, It Is stated. Wentz was prosecuted and convicted for violation of tho banit lng laws and lias an appeal pending be fore tho supremo court. F. W. Smth. of Omaha, overseas vet eran and In need of money, earned $25 by giving n auart of blood used in n transfusion operation upon Ed Belltz, i wno lias been in Nlcholns Senn hos pital for three weeks suffering from blood losses and an abcess on the leg. The board of education of consoli dated district No. 14, southeast of Dawson has let the contract for the erection of a two-story brick building which will cost approximately $22,000, exclusive of the heating and plumbing. Thomas Pnrmelee, 40, former mayor of Plattsmouth, nt one time president of the Bank of Commerce nt Louis ville, and for many years one of the wealthy citizens of Nebraska, died at the state hospital In Lincoln. Phillip Frost, farmer living between Sargent and Burwell, sustained two broken arms and a split shoulder blade when he was Jolted from his wagon ns it struck a ditch and his team ran away. Farm work is reported three weeks ahead of tho usual season in Cheyenne and Duel counties. The soli Is In good condition in spite of the fact that the winter has been extremely dry. In accordance with n pstltlon signed by 200 business men and farmers, the Union Pacific has made Lodgcpole a flag stop for trnin No. 19, facilitating passenger traffic to points west. F. W, Taylor, Omaha, regional chair man of the war finance committee as sorts that federal loans aggregating $10,(341,000 have been made to Ne braska farmers. Horticulturists state that prospects wore never brighter for a fruit crop in tho southeast section of the state. Cherries and other small fruit show great promise. Tho elevator belonging to the Te cumseh Farmers' union was sold nt public auction for $0,500. A new com- j pany will bo orgnnized to inke over tho property. A Bible, printed in 1707 nt Cam bridge, England, was among articles placed in the new public school build ing cornerstone just laid nt nay Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Meyer of Greeley, celebrated their 55th wedding anniver sary. They wero mnrrlcd at Crown Point, Ind., and came to Nebraska In 1878, living in Greeley county 44 years. A big prairie fire, about six miles north of Mernn, burned an erea of close to 1,000 acres and destroyed a Inrge amount of hay and some timber. Tho bank at Staplehurst, was robbed by yeggmcn who blew the safe and es caped with se'veral hundred dollars worth of war saving stamps. Preliminary arrangements for the or ganization of the branch of tho Knights of Columbus nt Schuyler have been made by tho Columbus lodge. Tho North Omaha Manufacturers' exposition will be held nt Twenty fourth street and Ames nvonuo during the first week in April. A. J. Mercny shot nnd seriously wounded his wife and then turned tho gun on himself nt their homo nt Ran dolph The cast ward school building nt Holdrego was coinplotely destroyed by fire. Tho loss Is estimated at $75,000. By tho terms of tho will of the late Chrlstene Muenstcrinnnii, who died re cently nt his homo nenr Lanhnm, sev eral Lutheran orgnnlzntlons will re ceive bequests nmoiintlng to $12,300. Tho sum of $0,000 Is willed to Martin Luther seminary of Lincoln; $4,500 Is to bo deposited at thoMulenberg Mis sion, Liberia, Afrlcn, part to be used by tho hospital for the maintenance of a Wllhelm nnd Christeno Muenster mnnn room. Nebraska has a poultry population of 10,000,000 fowls, nn Increase of 28 per cent over "ten years ago, according to the report of tho state agriculture de partment. The stnte cnpitol commission at Lin coln has Installed an electric lino run ning from tho Burlington grounds without wnltlng to nscertaln the court's decision on tho attempt of property owners to obtain nn Injunc tion. Materials are being hauled to tho grounds and excavations are undo way in preparation for erecting the $5,000, 000 stntehouse. Schuyler business men announced that they havo purchased the plant and holdings of Wells-Abbott-Nlemati Co., bought by Dnlo Clark of the Omaha Natlonnl bank nt receivers' snlo last November. Tho prlco paid was $250, 000. This is the largest milling in stitution in tho mlddlowcst, with n ca pacity of grinding 7,000 bushels of wheat dally and of producing 2,500 bnrrels of flour dally. Upon the death of Chauncey Abbott, tho last of tho thrco founders, tho plant was To-Incorporated and stock In tho sum of $1,500, 000 issued nnd nearly 200 men wero employed. Tho sharp decllno of grain and flour during the winter of 1020 nnd '21 nnd tho tightness of tho money market forced the plant Into the hands of a receiver. One of thq Inrgest prairie flics this section of tho state has seen, raged over a thirty-mile strip in southern Bock county, burning thousands of tons of hay nnd destroying pnsturo lnnds. Tho exact extent of tho dam age has not been ascertained. It is he Hcvcd thnt there was no oss of life. Persons wero summoned from nil over the southern part' of the country to fight tho flames, but were unable to stay the progress of tho fire until after it had swept through the territory around Butkn postofllce, and had reach ed to within n few miles of Pony Lake, only twelve miles south of Newport. Governor McKclvIe Is not In sym pathy with any program for flxlng prices on farm products or nny other products, as "what the business of tho country needs most now, nnd this in cludes the farmer, is to be let alono a while so that tho nnturol laws or ccon omy may operate untrnnimeled," ho said In a letter to Benjamin C. Marsh, requesting that the governor recom mend to Nebraska's congressmen leg islation that Is intended to fix the prlco on ngriculturnl products. A peculiar accident happened to Mar tin Larsen, living south of Lexington, while liaullng to market a wagon lond of hogs. When crossing tho old wood en bridge ncross the Platte river south of Darr, a "Span gave away, lotting tho wagon, pigs, horses nnd Larsen fall twelve feet Into the river. Lnrsen was successful in coming out without a scratch and also succeeded In driving and swimming the pigs to the bank, which was about a half a mile nway. Tho horses wero unhurt. Seven members of the sophomore and Junior classes at Midland college at Fremont have been temporarily sus pended from all classes and collego functions and exiled from tho campus until April 10, following the abduction of Leonard Devol, president of tho freshman class, In attempt to disrupt tho annual freshman day. It cost Herman Lorenz 10,000 rubles to send a letter from Red Russia to his uncle, the Rev. H. D. Penhor nt Beatrice. Normally this would repre sent $7,000 in United Stntcs currency. Lorenz recited a tale of famine and pestilence. Said to have drunk illicit liquor in celebration of Ills twenty-fourth birth day his first taste of boozc Lennnrd Whaley died in a Lincoln snnltnrlum, where ho was rushed from Lexington when ho became violently ill following the pnrty. Ncnrly 25,000 peoplo visited the rest room at Bloomficld during the past year. Residents of the city nro not included in this number. The visitors came from 18 different states nnd threo were also guests from Cnnuda and Toklo, .Tnpnn. The state railway commission nt Lincoln decided to order extra cars on the Omnha and Southern Intcrurbnn which was requested by army officers at Fort Crook. Tho commission nlso refused to make any change In fares. Mrs. Minnie Garrison, of Lincoln, hns brought suit for $50,000 against Drs. H. H., 0. W. and M : II : Everett who she nllegcs left a 14-inch rubber tube sewed up In her body a year ago. Health Commissioner Pinto has scheduled a rat kll'lng contest in Om nha. It is to strat soon and continuo until May 30. Prizes will bo given. Charles Trimble, secretary, an nounced that at least 400 horses will bo entered in the Ak-Snr-Ben races to bo run In Omalin .Tune 3-17. The fnrmers near Powell are organ izing n company to tnko over tho Powell elovator before tho wheat-crop moves. At the Seventeenth annual Automo bile show, Omnha the attendance was In excess of 10,000 persons tho opening day. Moro than 1,000 bushels of corn wero contributed by tho North Loup vicinity to tho Near East relief. Loreno Tnylor, formerly, of Fullorton, now employed by tho Paramount Picture corporation at Hollywood, Cal., In tho experimental photographic de partment, has evolved a method by which pictures can bo produced In color nt a nomlcnl cost, Ono hundred and fifty-one acres of land adjoining the men's reformatory southwest of Lincoln were purchnsed by the state hoard of control for $40, 531.25. Title to tho land Is given by J. C. Sencrcst. The additional land ac quired will be used In developing Insti tutional enterprises General John J. Pershing hns no tified the American Legion nt Wayne, that ho will accept the Invltntlon to speak at tho Fourth of July celebration if his presence In Alnska Is not neces sary at that time. In the first letter she had recqived from her home in Russia In three years Miss Margaret Slttner, a Y. M. 0. A. employe at Hastings, learned that in the meantime her mother, her sister and hor brother have died, while her father hns become paralyzed nnd two brothers nre caught In tho famine region. WEEDS AND BUGS DESTROY CROPS Best Time to Kill Garden Enemies Is Before They Appear in the Spring. CULTIVATION IS GREAT AID Cutworms, Potato Bugs, Flea Beetles and Plant Lice Are Most Trouble some Insects Some Excellent Contiol Measures. (Prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture.) Weeds nnd Insects nro garden ene mies, und the time to kill both is be fore they nppcnrl Careful stirring of tho soil destroys tho little weed seedlngs just nftcr tho seeds havo sprouted. Likewise, culti vation keeps tho garden Jn such shape that Insects do not find n hiding place, nnd are not so llnblo to Injure tho gar den crops. However, Insects nro al most sure to nttnek certain of the gnr den crops and It will bo necessary to tnko precautions against them. Cut worms, potnto bugs, flea beetles, and plnnt lice nre the most troublesome garden Insects. Do not give them a clianco to get stnrted. The common cutworm docs Its work during tho night, cutting off tho plants Just below the surface of tho soil within a day or two after they are set In tho garden. One of the best wnys to prevent this Injury Is to surround the stem plnnt with a tube made of stiff paper or light cardboard, extending nn Inch or so below the ground nnd two or three inches nbove. These col lars, or cutworm protectors, can be re moved after the danger of injury is past generally not until about 30 days ifter tho plants are set in the ground. When Potato Bugs Appear. The old-fashioned Colorado potnto beetles, or "hnrd shells," come out of tho ground usually when the potatoes are about four or Ave Inches high. These beetles themselves do not do a great amount of harm except that they 'ay clusters of yellow eggs on tho un- One of the Best Known, But Not Al together Reliable Ways of Bugging Potatoea. der side of the potnto leaves. In a fow days these eggs hatch Into soft shell beetles or slugs as they are some times called. In tho soft shell, or plug form the potato beetle hns an enor mous appetite nnd a colony of them will soon strip, the foliage from a hill of potatoes. Hand picking Is perhaps the best method of getting rid of. the hard shell beetles. They may be killed by either crushing them or dropping them Into boiling wnter. The slugs or soft shell beetles cannot he gathered to so good advantnge, but they may be pois oned by sprinkling tho plants, while the dew Is upon them, with n mixture consisting of n heaping teaspoonful of pnrls green to n pint of nlr-slnked lime or land plnster. Tho enslest method of applying the mixture Is to place It In a cheese cloth or thin burlap bag and dust the plnnts by shaking the bag directly over them. It Is not necessary to apply the poison to all tho plants, but only where the bugs have mnde their appearance. Tho plants should bo Inspected every day or two to see that the bugs nre not getting a start. Flea Beetles Eat Holes. Flea beetles are smnll Insects that eat round holes similar to shot holes In tho leaves of beans, tonintocs, and a number of other garden crops. They can be poisoned with the mixture of pnrls green und lime referred to for potato beetles, or they can driven nway by dusting the plants with fine road dust, air-slacked lime, or with very dry, powdery, sifted coal ashes. Plant lice nre more difficult to con trol, ns they do not ent tho leaves, but stick their beaks Into tho leaves nnd suck tho Juices. They nro rather difficult to control, as they aro found mnlnly on tho under sido of tho leaves. Ono remedy Is to spray with some form of tobacco extract or nlcotlno sulphate, using about ono teaspoonful In a gallon of water In which there hns previously been dissolved a ono Inch cube of laundry soap. Tho mix ture should bo thoroughly stirred and applied underneath tho leaves espe cially, using some form of sprayer or atomizer that will create n flne mist. If the gardener finds somo insect with which he is not acquainted ho should write to tho extension division of his state college of agriculture. WILD BIRDS DESTROY INJURIOUS INSECTS Worth at Least $400,000 Annu ally to Farmers. Establishment of Community Reft gea Throughout Country Is on In crease Useful Suggestions Given In Bulletin. (Prepared by the United State Department at Agriculture.) The work of wild blrd3 In tho de struction of Injurious Insects Is worth nt least $400,000,000 annually to tlifl American farmer and horticulturist nnd In recognition of their valuable nld and chnrm, and to encourage tholf presence, tho establishment of commu nity bird refuges throughout tho coun try, on farms, bird preserves, and elso where, Is Increasing. Useful suggea tlons for the establishment and main tennnco of community bird refuges aro contnlned in Farmers' Bulletin 1280, issued by tho United States Depart ment of Agriculture, n copy of which The Blackbird's Coign of Vantage. may bo obtnlncd free from the depart ment nt Wushlngton, D. C. "On the average there are in tho United Stntcs only about two birds to the acre, but whero they aro pro tected and encouraged It has been demonstrated thnt n very great In- creaso over tho normal bird population can bo secured. No fewer than 59 pairs to the acre is tho number reached in tho most successful of theso nttcmpts reported. Valuing tho services of birds nt 10 cents each an estimnto ridiculously low, but used to insure a safe minimum the birds of tho United States prevent nn Increnso In tho annual damnge done by insects of more than $400,000,000. "A particular farm may not hnve so largo a bird population as It should, and therefore may not bo deriving tho benefit which is its due. The most effective menns of increasing the num. her of birds Is protection, nnd protec tion in its best sense Is afforded by the establishment of bird refuges." A bird refuge mny bo established In a smnll wny on n fnrm or through n co-operative bird proservo. In the lnt ter case, tho plan has proved popu lar and successful ns a means of es tablishing colonics of game birds, such as phcasnnts. "In creating n useful bird refuge," snys the bulletin, "the first stop Is to Insure ndequnto protection ngnlnst nil bird enemies; tho second, to see that plenty of nesting sites suited to tho needs of tho vnrious birds are avail able; nnd the third, to Improvo food nnd wnter supplies, if necessary." Bird refuges also mny be established along rondwnys and right-of-ways, with particularly attractive and bene' flclnl results. "Hardly an agricultural pest escapes the attacks of birds," says the bulletin. "Tho nlfalfa weevil haa 45 different bird enemies; the army worm, 43; blllbugs, 07; cotton boll-weevil, CO; brown-tnll moth, HI; chestnut weevils, 04; chinch bug, 24; clover-root borers, 85; clover weevil, 25; codling moth, 30; cotton worm, 41; cutworms, 08; forest tent caterpillar, 32; gipsy moth, 40; horseflies, 49; lenf-hoppers, 120; orchurd- tent cntorplllar, 43; potato beetle, 25; rice weevil, 21; seventeen yenr locust, 38; twelve-spotted cucum ber beetle, 28; white grubs, 07, nnd wlreworms, 108." PREPARE SOIL FOR GARDENS Work Should Begin as Soon as Con dltlons Will Permit Cultlvato to Conserve Moisture. In order to hnve a good garden It Is well to prepnro the Innd as soon as tho soli conditions will permit, by first plowing tho entire nren to a depth of 8 to 10 Inches, npplylng stable mnnure brondcast nnd harrowing thoroughly until n perfect seedbed Is formed. Tho surface of tho unplnnted ns well os the plonted land should bo cultivated In order to conservo mois ture. ALSIKE CLOVER FOR FORAGE Crop Is Particularly -Will Adapted for Low, Poorly Drained Soil It Adds Variety. Alstko clover Is especially well adapted for low, poorly drained lond on which common red clover refuses to grow to ndvantage. It does not yield ns much forage as red( clover on soils thnt nro well adapted for the latter, and, therefore, should not be grown in such places. It should, how ever, enter Into every pasture mixture If for no other reuson than to add variety. COMPANION TO THE GOODYEAR ALL-WEATHER TREAD In a factory devoted exclusively to manufactur ing Goodyear Tires for small cars, the two tires illustrated above are made. One i3 the famous 30x3 Goodyear All -Weather Tread Clincher. By long wc&r, superior traction, freedom from skidding, and ultimate economy, the Goodyear All -Weather Tread has won unquestioned leadership. A3 a companion to this tire there is the Goodyear 30 x 3 Cross Rib. Built of the same high grade Egyptian fabric and with a long wearing but differently designed tread, this tire offers unusual value. Over 5,000,000 of these tires have been sold in the last five years. Their quality and serviceability have proved to thousands of motorists the folly of buying un known and unguaranteed tires of lower price. Ask your Goodyear Service Station Dealer to explain their advantages. 30x3V& Cross Rib Fabric . . . $10.95 30x3Vfe AH-Weathor Fabric . 14.7S 30x3y2 All-Wen ther Cord . . 18.00 30x3 Heavy Tourist Tubo . 2.80 30 x 3 Regular Tubs .... 2.25 Manufacturtr'a tax extra Out of Luck. Tho family wero discussing what kind of dresses they would wenr at a fancy dress bnll to which they wero going. Audrey mnde the suggestion thnt they should nil wear dresses to match tho color of their hair. "In thnt caso," she declared, "I should wear on auburn-colored dress; Cynthln would havo to wear a golden dress; mummlc a gray one, nnd daddy oh, daddy I What color can you wear, because your " "I sha'n't bo able to go ut all If you mako that stipulation," Interrupted father hurriedly. SHE DYED A SWEATER, SKIRT AND CHILD'S COAT WITH "DIAMOND DYES" Kach i package of "Diamond Dyes" con tains direction bo simple any woman can dye or tint her worn, shabby dresses, skirtB, waists, coats, stockings, sweaters, coverings, draperies, hangings, everything, even if she has never dyed before. Buy "Diamond Dyes" no other kind-then perfect home dyeing is sure because Dia mond Dyes aro guaranteed not to spot, fade, streak, or run. Tell your druggist whether the material you wish to dye is wool or silk, or whether it is linen, cotton or mixed goods. advertisement. Success. Tho Sunday school toucher wns do lug his best to Inculcate lessons of altruism, und had taken as his exam ple tho ense of two Httlo boys, one of whom wns always ready to grab, whllo tho second wns willing to share everything. "Now, children," ho finished Impres sively, "which of these two boys will grow up Into tho successful nnd re spected man?" And as ono volco tho class an swered : "Tho guy that gits I" American Le gion Weekly. The Whirligig of Time. An old Arknnsns mnn rcmnrked tho other dny that "Times ain't like they uscter be. In tho old dnys the men put powder in their guns nnd went out to hunt the deer; but nowadays tho 'dears' put powder on their faces and go out to hunt tho man." Boston Transcript. Lnugh nnd tho world laughs with you, even when you -aro laughing nt it WARNING I Say "Bayer" when you buy Aspirin. 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