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king the news gently
ie Tells Hie Father In Clever, but
indabout Way, Why He Should
Have a Bicycle.
ipa," eald Georgia, It worries me
] to think how much trouble I
main tn a."
hasn't complained.”
■o slip’s very patient But she
K Bends me to the shops for
■ B , and they are a good ways off.
■ j know she gets cross waiting
to she’s in such a dreadful hurry.**
■ot often, I fancy.”
■h she's nearly always In a hurry.
■ f.ts even thing all ready for bak-
■ and finds at the last minute she
■ t any yeast, or she gets a pud-
■ ali mixed and finds she hasn’t
■ nutmeg or something; and then
I In an awful stew, ’cause the oven
|1 ready, and maybe visitors are
Ing. and I can’t run a very long
mce, you know; and I feel awful
F for poor mamma."
lumph! Well, what can you do
it It?”
was thinking you might get me
cycle '—Pearson’s Weekly.
Denial.
recognize you now,” said the Irate
m ’ You are one of them men
schemes to get something for
ling."
t Is false,” answered the precar*
promoter. *T would never take a
i’s money and give him nothing In
rn Have 1 not allowed you to
e and sit in the most elegantly
ibhed offices you ever saw?”
Crafty Papa.
lon. why don’t you play circus?
gnat fun. First you make a saw
ring."
Marvil I get any sawdust, dad?"
lore's the saw. Just saw some ot
cord wood Into stove lengths,
can have all the sawdust you
e."
Impossible to Get Thin.
• fat Frenchwoman despairingly
B: I am so fat that 1 pray for a
appointment to make me tbln, but
louner does the disappointment
>•' than the joy at the prospect of
'lng thin makes me fatter than
r"—Tit-Bits.
The Real Favorite,
hlmmorpate— 1 heard a dramatist
the other day that the success of
pn-sent Is the play with a punch.
l-< ( k oodle —From what I have
a of the musical show comedians
to Is still something of a demand
the play with a swat.
WAIL OF A SPENDTHRIFT.
tiosh. 1 wlsht I had all the money
**P< nt foolishly.**
8 »)OH6 you’d be purty well fixed,
Should say I would. When I was
( hlrago tho last time I spent 40
ltß fur one meal.”
Saving Money.
Hardhead—l saved a big pile
tnonry today.
Ir " Hardhead—That Is lovely!
w*
r Hardhead—lnstead of suing a
D for what he owed me, I let him
e It.
Politics Secondary.
r ather.” aald the small boy, "What
1 demagogue r*
* *i‘ , »nagogue, my son. Is a man
can entertain an audience so
ro «Rhly that people don’t care
,/ his Personal opinions happen to
Not Proved,
he has a good oar for music.*
“ that soF
Bh * Playa all the ragtime
•haw! i thought yon aaM aho
• nav tor mania.”
/
WAS CHEAPER to be robbed
P °s7of wL ber Conv,nce « Household-
Wh.f m . Of Mak,n 8 No N °‘”
While Being Held Up.
bur"«"" dO "' t ,h 00 - cried th.
"You hekod th. hnmeholder.
you fo C uX. h ” e rn «
mo shoot." cccacy. The law lets
-nA hX'he"' d r ch <i,lmb ’ r '
i advi..... p y° ,,r ow " "»*•
n£." Ot ‘° P “" ,he ,r '“ er '-
peril™'X’'" Wh ’ n y "boot, th’
carpets i ' V *"’ tramp a,J ovor ? er
wakp un m w,fe an’
drag vo? t n ?‘‘ ghb,,rs Then they’ll
vp/k tO * bedbu W cell, an’ keep
Den veVh ? w,tneM t,n <l* trial
ver. i tPr hlr ” «P*nslve law.
lall •«' ,/* r ° luclty * 1 kit He nt ter
hnn y° Uß e git soaked about fifty
Z A° back ter bed - an’
k h d,B wad Youse ki«*
all I gets is $32.68-1 count-
hm.?°», exclaimed the
?h.n ; -Burglars are cheaper
than courts. -Cleveland Plain Deal-
Requirements.
• tAA ’’ " ald I,UBt,n Stax, "there are
SIOO.OOO jobs waiting for young men
who are competent to fill them."
" hat requirements would you ex
pect?"
‘Well, he’d have to show that he
was competent to establish and run as
big a business as mine on his own
account. And then, of course, he
wouldn’t need the job ”
IT SOUNDED HEARTLESS.
Elaine —Were you much hurt In the
auto accident?
Donald—Just the merest scratch.
Elaine—l’m so sorry.
He Was Literary.
"Colonel Brown seems to be very
literary," remarked a visitor to the
Brown household to the negro maid,
glancing nt a pile of magazines lying
on the floor.
"Yas, ma’am," replied the ebony
faced girl, yas, ma’am, he sholcy am
literary. H*» jes’ nat'ally littahs things
all over dis yere house.” —Womas'i
Home Companion.
Inconsistent.
"This author takes up more than a
hundred pages in analyzing his her
oine’s soul."
"Oh. well. You shouldn't blame him
for that."
"1 wouldn’t blame him. If It were not
for the fact that later on he proves
conclusively his heroine Is a soulless
creature."
Rough on Louee.
"Have you heard about Mrs. Whop
per’s latest acquisition?"
"No. What has she bought this time
to startle the natives?"
"She told me yesterday that she had
received from her Paris agent twelve
pieces of genuine Louis Quince fur
niture."
Saving Tims.
"I see you are carrying homo a new
kind of breakfast food," remarked the
first commuter.
"Yes," said the second commuter.
••I was missing too many trains. The
old brand required three seconds to
prepare. You can mix up this new
kind in a second and a half."
The Altitude Record.
"A French aeronaut has ascended to>
a height of 15.766 feet.
“That’s nothing. When my wife
came Into the office the other morning
and caught me Joking with the pretty
stenographer she had me fifty mile*
up In the air.
Heard on the Sidewalk.
"What’s the matter, old man?"
"That confounded boxofflce clerk,
had the cheek to offer me a back
•eat."
"And you took affront, eh.
"No, sir; I wouldn't take any.
Beat She Could Do.
"I can not live without you!" ho de-
Cl " Don’t say that," she replied. "I
shall not marry you. hut I will ask
father to five you a Job. —Judge s Li
brary.
Between Friends.
How silly men are when they
propose! Why, my husband acted like
* N.U-TbTt'. »l>»‘ embody
tbourtt when enogem.nt
Odd Sort of Rest.
! dar U d brldn *U •««“».
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enlarge pictures-by hand
Apparatus Invented by a German
Does Work With Almost Same
Accuracy as Photograph.
An apparatus by means of which pic
tures can be enlarged by hand with
almost as much accuracy as a photo
graph can be mechanically enlarged
has been Invented by a German. A
lamp has a series of reflecting mir
rors hinged at the top and a lens set
in a tubing that points downward over
the artists' drawing paper. A pic
ture. suppose It is a portrait, is placed
For Enlarging Pictures.
on top of the apparatus and its reflect
ed image, passing through the magni
fying glass, appears on the paper sev
eral times enlarged, but naturally a
perfect replica of the original. An
artist of only small ability can then
trace over the lines and make a fault
less copy of the head. Such an ap
paratus should be of great value to
those who make a specialty of large
crayon portraits done from photo
graphs, a trade seldom plied outside of
rural districts.
NEW TYPES OF AIR SICKNESS
Most Remarkable Symptom Is Over
powering Sleepiness, With Slug
gish and Clumsy Movements.
Climbing into the air has developed
three new types of disease: (1) moun
tain sickness, due to the muscular
work of climbing in addition to the
rarefaction of the air; (2) balloon sick
ness. produced only at great heights
by the thinness of the air, and (3)
aviators* sickness, in which more
severe symptoms result from the
rapidity of the change of atmospheric
pressure, especially In descent Ber
get notes that aeroplanes may rise to
10,000 feet In an hour. The humming
or cracking produced In the ears is
the same as in balloon disease, but
there Is also a peculiar uneasiness,
and the aviator is quickly out of
breath. The French aeronaut mentions
further that the descent in a sailing
flight may be at the rate of 1,000 feet
or more a minute, Morane at Havre
having dropped 8,000 feet in six min
utes. The effects are heart beats of
great force but no Increase in rate,
humming in the ears, and an exag
gerated special uneasiness. There is
burning of the face, with severe head
ache. But the most remarkable symp
tom Is the overpowering sleepiness,
with sluggish and clumsy body move
ments, and this may last for days.
FLYING machine looks odd
Resembles Hugv Bird-Kite, With Two
Wings and Long Tall—lnvention
of an Ohio Man.
One of the oddest looking flying ma
chines yet has been devised by an
Ohio man, who evidently belongs to
that class of aerial inventors who
stick to the theory that to fly you
must have wings. This machine, as
the cut shows, resembles a huge bird
kite, with Its two wings and long tall.
The wings are pivoted to the body of
the machine and are driven up and
down by shafts operates by the en
Odd Flying Machine.
gtne, which sets In the framework of
the body. The tall, of course, to to pre
serve a balance. The wings are pro
vided with individual ratable vanes
that open as they go up, thus otter
ing practically no resistance to ths
air, and close as the wings come down,
thus forming the flat surface required
to support ths machine. Ths pair of
sledgelike runners at ths bottom act
as fest and enable the aviator to
alight safely an tbs ground.
FEW ABUSES OF AUTOMOBILE
Tax on the Eyes and Nervous System
Imposed by High Speed—Also
Numerous Minor Illa
The twentieth century may fairly be
called the age of speed. The trolley
car. rushing through city streets and
country roads, replaces the jogging
herse car and rumbling stage; the
fast steamers take you to England In
five days; the thousand miles be
tween New York and Chicago is cov
ered in 18 hours; and mankind has
almost forgotten the joys of a quiet
saunter. Distances have been short
ened by the bicycle,' the automobile
and the motor boat, and the aeroplane
Is to outspeed them all.
Although much Is gained, perhaps,
the physician knows that something
Is lost, remarks the Youth’s Compan
ion. The uses and benefits of the au
tomobile. for example, are great if it
Is sensibly used; but when It is
abused the danger to those in and out
of the car is even greater. Driving
a high power car at full speed is a
pleasurable form of intoxication, but
like all Intoxications It has Its pen
alties, and they are heavy.
The driver’s eyes and nervous sys
tem may suffer seriously, although
there are numerous/nlnor Ills to which
be Is liable that may come first and
teach him moderation.
The tax on the eyes is enormous,
for they are kept at constant strain
looking for obstacles and Inequalities
in the road. The wind and dust in
spite of goggles often cause a trouble
some inflammation that yields only to
rest in a darkened room and appro
priate medical treatment
A not uncommon affection of the
eyes Is a failure to focus properly, the
ciliary muscles become exhausted and
suddenly cease to act—a temporary
paralysis that causes a sudden blur
ring of the vision. If that comes
while the car is going at full speed
the driver is fortunate if he can stop
it in time. The only course for the
driver who has had this affection is
to give up the wheel, for If It has oc
curred once it may occur again at any
time. \
Another ailment that may affect the
passengers as well as the driver is a
painful stiff neck caused by uncon
scious muscular tension. But the most
serious penalty that follows abuse of
the automobile is neurasthenia or
nervous breakdown. A man whose
brain is fatigued with business cares
cannot with safety substitute another
form of mental strain for the needed
relaxation.
MUSICAL BELLS FOR PIANOS
Attachment Designed Particularly for
Moving Picture Theaters and
Similar Places.
The piano attachment for musical
electric bells, designed practically for
motion-picture theaters and similar
places where only a pianist is employ
ed, is just being marketed by a Wis
consin manufacturer, says the Popular
Musical-Bell Attachment
Mechanics. A small keyboard swings
into position as shown In the draw
ing, and by means of it the pianist can
operate the musical bells, playing loud
ly or softly as desired.
NOTES OF\
wj SCIENCE K|
There are six thousand known lan
guages and dialects.
Screen doors with fly traps attached
are a recent Invention.
The greatest depth of the sea yet
discovered 1s 32,089 feet
The precise weight of an English
ounce was fixed by Henry 111.
Foreigners living In Siam will estab
lish a Pasteur treatment hospital at
Bangkok.
A mitten has been patented that
adds to the surface of the hand and
aids a swimmer.
Fresh milk may be used as "invisi
ble ink.” To make it visible scatter
coal dust on the writing.
Two new British battleships will be
fitted with anti-rolling tanks, the first
war craft so equipped.
The list of known insects Is In
creased annually by the addition of
about eight thousand specimens.
French astronomers blamed a large
sun spot for the coldest August ex
perienced In that country In years.
The pulse of the new born infant
beats at the rate of 136 per minute
and at the age of thirty. It 1s half that
rate.
A cameos which will enable motion
pictures of the aurora borealis to be
made has been perfected by a Swed
ish scientist
Two separate pianos within a sin
gle case, the keyboards being at right
angles to each other, to a musical in
strument novelty. t
The recent striking of an Italian
army balloon by lightning was the
first happening of the kind known to
scientists.
An Arisons scientist has discovered
that dates can be ripened In an incu
bator to a perfection that rivals the
fruit brought direct to Paris from
Africa.
NOTES
Cull the ewe flock.
Be careful in milking.
Sheep need care and feed.
Good fences are Important
Lime may bo applied to the soli at
any time.
The beat seed corn la that grown
on one’s own farm.
Potatoes are aa cheap thia year aa
they will ever bo again.
The dairy cow should essentially be
I k large and rich milker.
▲ coat of whitewash In the poultry
bouse adds both beauty and profit
Hogs running In the corn field are
healthier than those shut In a pen.
To have horses of endurance give
the colts a chance to develop their
muscles.
Don’t waste your time cutting corn
for fodder after one good frost
strikes it
The only way to make sheep pay Is
to keep the best sheep and give them
the best care.
Change of pasture makes fat cattle,
they say. Variety In feed also makes
cows better milkers.
The value of a hog depends upon
his ability to make good pork. This
is equally true of all breeds.
Are you keeping the boys and girls
properly supplied with good "tools”
to do their work In the schoolroom?
i Your lambs ought to be big enough
now to bring a good price. Let them
go and give the rest a better crance.
The hay stock without a good top
to just about on a par with the corn
shock that has nearly twisted down.
Feeding the drop apples to the
stock will save much grain and act
aa a good appetizer for the animals.
Because a cow is a hearty eater is
no sign that she to profitable, but all
large and profitable cows are hearty
eaters.
Millet should be cut before the
seeds are ripe, In fact, after It Is well
headed out H is a candidate for the
mower.
Don’t leave the sheep In a dry,
short pasture. Give them a chance
In a fresh pasture or give a good
grain ration.
Corn is ready to be cut for silage
when the grain Is in the dent and
glazed but can still be broken with
the thumb nail.
If you produce your own seed grain
It to Important to select it early out
of the best part of the crop and take
good care of IL
The fatality among pigs during the
abnormally heated spell was In many
oases Increased, if not wholly caused,
by putrid swill barrels.
Dung troubles In swine are fre
quently the result of dust and filth
sunffed through the nostrils while
feeding on the ground.
Figs that have been properly grown
up to five months with big strong
Tames, can be rounded up quickly for
storket with a ration consisting large
ly uf corn.
IT more sheep were kept by farmers
right along, Instead of having them
when feed stuffs are high In price and
iheep vice versa, more money could
M realised.
Keep your eye open for a better ram
Ihsn you have been using. No use
tiwmping the same ground over year
after year. Get a little farther along
to road to bettor things.
There to no better balancer for
stock wintered on corn fodder than
sorwpeaa. They ternlsh just the ele-
Mita that are lacking In all feeds
BBe corn, cane to kafir fodder and
ttatothy hay.
Churning troubles appear as soon as
seM weather seta in. But not all the
churning troubles are due to cold
I weather; the cow that has been giv
ing milk for a long time to apt to
tarnish cream that to slow to “come.”
Feed to plenty this fall and cheaper
than it has been tor some time. This
does not mean that it will stay cheap
all winter tor should it be a hard win*
tar the toed would lesson fast The
time to bur toed. If any la needed, to
to the ten.
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Fly time has passed.
Clean the poultry yard.
Pigs must have sunshine.
Burn the old nesting material.
In producing wool and mutton there
is no waste.
A foul dairy makes no producer of
prize-winning butter.
Livestock Is the basis of most farm*
era’ success in farming.
Sharpen and repair the garden
tools for next season’s use.
Feed to cheaper and more plentiful
than It has been for years.
A cork soaked tn oil makes a good
substitute for a glass stopper.
All fruit should be graded and crat
ed, especially for private marketing.
So far as can bo done select the
largest, and best sows for brooders.
Corn will dry out better if the
shocks are kept down to a reasonable
size.
Deep plowing and the gas tractor
are the Gold Dust Twins of the new
agriculture.
Wrap the young fruit trees early,-to
prevent the rabbits from gnawing and
killing them.
Many of the troubles with both
young and old horses may be traced
to bad teeth.
Hogs will be high next year and it
will pay to give those fall pigs a good
start towards winter.
The first cold rains are hard on the
cows and they should be kept in the
barn in such weather.
A good pasture makes a brim
ming milk pail; and silo makes pos
sible good winter pasture.
A little clover or alfalfa mixed with
the silage when filling the silo will
prove a profitable mixture.
Bran to worth more, pound for
pound, as a part of a ration for a
work horse than alfalfa meal.
The man who makes a business of
cow keeping instead of a chore 1s ou
the right road to better profits.
In the development of horses, as.
well as elsewhere, judgment must b<
exercised as well as the muscles.
Just how long a breeding sirs
should be kept depends upon the ex
cellence of the animal In question.
The way to increase the appetite
of a horse, if such a thing Is neces
sary, to to change his diet frequently*
‘Twill soon be time to bind some
thing around those small fruit trees,
to stop rabbits from feasting on u*
bark.
Baling corn fodder Is a new Idea,
but if it works out well It will save
a good deal of hard and disagreeable
work.
After all that may be said In favor
of other pastures, clover stands al
the head when it comes to right thing
tor pigs.
Mulching lsn.’t to keep the straws
berries from freezing, but to keep
them from thawing after the ground
to frozen.
Extremes and sudden changes Idl
feeding, watering and salting will
cause acute Indigestion in sheep that
to usually fatal.
Bear in mind that corn fodder, off
fodder corn, must not be cut earl*
for it means a loss of a large part dt
its feeding value.
Keep all the rotten fruit well
cleaned up around the orchard, as
these constitute the winter quarters
of numerous orchard pests.
Look over the young stock carefully
before disposing of IL A prize heifer
or an exceptional colt may slip awar
and the credit and benefit go to somt
other man.
In the rush and hurry to keep up
with the fall work we must not forget
to provide plenty of bedding for all
stock and see that it to dry. Wet be<>
ding is a disease producer.
Every sheep that has lost one sl»
gle tooth through old age to a candk
date for the meat markeL Don’t stand
in the way of her getting there; she
may not weather another winter.
The most suitable time to apply
lime in rotation to when preparing
the land for wheat or hay following
potatoes and corn, or aa a top dreed
Ing on young clover and grass.
Potatoes that have taken a second
growth are spoiled for table use and
are greatly weakened for seed. The
same holds good with beets; a second
growth destroys the sugar content
and makes them woody and tasteless.
A hog trough jammed full of crowd
ing, squealing hogs means that some
of them will get cheated out of their
share of the slop, which to but an
other way of saying that you also are
being cheated by such mtsmsssn
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