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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 5, 1914)
THE SEMIAVEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
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MAJ. GEN. JAMES FRANKLIN BELL
took part in the battle of Wounded Knee, the last great light of the red men.
He became a captain In tho regular army In March. ISO!), and ssven years
later reached the position of chief of the staff of the army. On Jununry 3,
3007, ho was appointed a major general Ho rose with exceptional rapidity,
being Jumped over tho heads of 1.03G officers at the time hu was appointed
WIFE OF FRENCH
Though some of tho largest em
bassies are presided over by American
hostesses who are wives of foreign
ministers and ambassadors, tho great
er number of women in tho diplomatic
corps are foreigners. One of these
who does not as yet speak tho Eng
lish tongue and who has been In
America only a short time Is the
Countess do Dertler do Sauvlgny, wife
of the military attache of the French
embassy at Washington.
Count and Countes3 do Dertler
came to America last November,
bringing with them their llttlo son
Armand, a lad not five years old, and
his Indispensable English nurse, who,
when tho countess Is simply com
pelled to converse with some person
who does not speak French, acts aB
Interpreter. It is not often, however,
that Countess do Dertler needs tho
services of an Interpreter. Ask her
how she keeps house In Washington
without speaking the English tongue
and she raises her hands In horror as she says In French:
"Ah, but I do not keep houso. Why should I do what Is so stupid to
me? I let others do the housekeeping."
What, then, does tho countess like? Is she Interested In the question
of woman suffrage, the interviewer asks. Here tho expressive hands of the
countess are again raised In a gesture that bespeaks protest. The vote for
women? It does not interest her. Indeed, she Is convinced of one fact with
regard to It. This Is that It would bore her to extinction.
One thing, however, the Countess do Dertler likes very, very much. That
Is a spirited horse. Riding, sho explains, Is her favorite recreation.
In her native state of Washington, but throughout the entire nation. She,
probably keeps as close tab on the pulse of public sentiment as does any
man In national politics. She likes political debate, and Is nlways an inter
ested listener In tho senate gallery when a big Issue Is under discussion on
the floor. All of which sounds like the most advanced type of new woman.
MISS SUMNER, STATISTICAL EXPERT
"Economy must and will become
tho watchword of our national life,"
says Miss Helen Sumner, statistical
expert for the children's bureau, su
perintendent of agents for the United
States commission of Industrial rela
tions at Washington, and a woman
who is Internationally known as an
authority on labor conditions as they
affect women and children.
"Thrift, as a national Ideal." con
tinued Miss Sumnor. "will need to
have Its Inception In the home. It
will have to be taught at tho mother's
kneo before it can become a principle
iif American living. The American
H-oman has ilever learned It. Tho
European woman knows and practises.
It Instinctively, for It has become In
herent In her after generations of
thrlftv neonlo that havo gone before
her. In this country, as was perfectly ,
natural tor any nauun in irumejiuouH
resources, and at first of sparse papu
Intlon mir npntjhi have lived with
extravagance Now it Is different. We arc coming to reahzo that conberva
tluu is not only au expedient but a necessary thing."
"Thore never would be n pick or
shovel In my regiment, If I had my
way," declares Major General Dell
and from this speech one may read
the character of the man. "A soltller'a
weapono should bo rifles, not Intrench
ing tools. The minute un army stands
stlfl and begins to dig lntrenchments
the enemy takes courage' and begins
to attack. The only way to fight them
Is to keep them on the run."
General Hell was recently assigned
to the command of the Second divi
sion at Texas City. Tex.
James Franklin Hell was horn In
Shelbyville, Ky. January 0. ISoC! He
graduated In 1K78 from West Point,
but didn't reach the rank of first lieu
tenant until 1S90. In 18S1 ho married
Miss Sarah Htiford of Rock Island. Ill .
who had attended finishing school In
Hell served on the plains with
the "Fighting Seventh" cavnlry during
the Indlnn wars of 1S7S to 1SUI. and
BREADTH OF VISION
Mrs. Poindexter, wife of Senator
Polndexter of Spokane. Wash., is one
of the women In tho congressional set
at Washington who has voted and In
tends to vote again for a president
of tho United States, In politics, she
agroes witji her husband.
All Mrs. Poindextor's friends will
tell you that her most characteristic"
qualities are an abiding sense of hu
mor and that especial brand of moral
courage known ns "backbone." She
watches life at the capital with a
twinkle of the eye, and Is not one bit
afraid to give you her Impressions of
It. Her viewpoint and her frankness
in stating It are typical of tho un
conventionality and tho freshness of
vision of the western woman.
PerhnpB tho constant reading of
tho newspapers of tho country con
tributes to this breadth of vision.
Sotiator Poindextor's wife Is an Invet
erate reader, not only of the news
papers published In Washington and
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THE children must bo taught to
swim, as thoy ""must bo taught to
breathe fresh air or to read uiidwrlte.
Swimming is not a negligible part of
their training, and thoy take to water
like llttlo ducks.
Tho three suits shown In tho Illus
tration are suited to girle of all sizes.
Th-t on tho nearly grown miss at tho
center might be made for a youthful
but grown-up womun. Dut these mod
els aro for children and young girls.
The tiny miss at the left has on a
simple and sensible garment, which is
a yoke to which a bifurcated skirt is
plaited. The skirt Is bifurcated at tho
middle, forming bloomers that are
drawn Into the legs about the knee
with elastic cord. The garment Is cut
Jong enough so .that the bloomers fall
over the knees.
There Is a white collar and fotir-ln-hand
tie, and tho. short sleeves are
finished with bands of white. The
shoulders aro very long, and tho
sleeves reach a little below the'Olbow.
Mohair Is about the best material
or these suits, becauso it sheds the
Water readily and is very durable.
No matter how wet It becomes It does
Modish Gown for
REFINEMENT marks this quiet and
protty gown that has been do
signed for the young miss from sU
teen to twenty. It Is of chiffon taf
feta In clel blue, made up with net In
tho same color, decorated with white
It Is a part" gown, nnd the under
skirt, although hanging In to the fig
ure, Is full enough for dancing.
Tho uudersklit Is of chiffon or of tho
thinnest of silks or silk muslin. Theuo
materials allow of considerable full
ness without being bulky. Accordion
plaited silk muslin undor-pettlcoats
achlovo tho sumo favorable points for
dancing gowns, but whon luce or net
flounces aro to bo gathered on to tlu
pottlcoat, the fullnonB la made by gath
ering tho silk.
Two flouncoij of tho embroldorod net
nro set on to the petticoat of silk mu
Thore Is an oversklrt of chiffon taf
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not stick to tho limbs and it dries out,
Tho llttlu half-grown girl of olght
has on u two-plfco eult trimmed with
bands of braid. Tlero Is an nll-lu'-ono
underbodlce and bloomers and an
outer frock with broad sailor collar
and very short sleeves. For lanky
little, fast-growing bodies, inclined to
spindling thlnnc-BB, this Is a lino
Tho older sister Is moro smartly'
dressed In a suit of sill: with plain
sailor waist and shaped skirt trimmed
with silk braid. There Is a broad
sailor collar of tho silk trimmed with
Bilk buttons and simulated button
holes of silk cord, A pair of short
close-fitting pants aro worn with this
suit, and the skirt la slightly weighted.
Tho very clever caps hardly need
description. Those of tho llttlo glrla
are made of rubberized cloth, and that
of the older girl of waterproofed silk.
This laBt Is a wonderfully clever model
made of an oblong strip of goods fold
ed Into shape nml fnachlne stitched.
It shades the eyes and mnnagcB to be
becoming, which Is greatly to tho
credit of tho deslguer.
feta in blue, fitted In to the figure by
gatherings at the wulst line. It Is
caught up In plaits at the back and at
the middle of the front. There Is a
plain, wide, looped-up sash of the taf
feta nt tho back, and tho lower part
of the drapery Is cut away nt the left
side and hemmed Into a sash end ter
minating in a point. This Is drawn
through a silk-covered buckle which
serves a doublo purpose. It makes u
pretty finish nnd weights tho ovorskirt
or draped tunic.
There is un underbodlco of silk
muslin with overdrapo of the taffeta
and sleeves of tho embroidered net.
The round nock is finished with a
frill of tft line lace across tho front
nnd a row of tiny buttons In black,
tipped with tho biualloHt nfrhluestone
bettings. This noto of black Is re
pented In the plain girdle of wide
black velvet ribbon
A feeding floor Baves grain.
Whitewash tho hen house.
Don't disturb the setting hen.
Tho dryer butter Is made the better
It will keep.
In buying rojoot a horse with a big
Don't forgdt that sheep llko plortty
of salt(nll tho time.
' Tag tho ahep whon you shour. It
looka bad to neglect this.
Sunlight plays an Important factor
In tho brdodln; of chicks.
' Log w6akno3s ls not itncommon
among early hatched ohlckn.
Ono qevor rpnllros the value of IiIb
tlnmor until his wood-lot is gone.'
. A poorjiroceSB of manufacture will
spoil thJ product from tho finest
The thrift and condition of tho
mother largely determines what tho
'pig will bo.
Tho host types of swino linve
evolved from tho experience of breed
ers and packers.
Tho stomach of a horse will not
contain moro than threo or four gal
lons of food nt ono time.
Nothing can tako tho place of hot
water, not warm but boiling, In cleans
ing the dairy utonsljs.
Keeping tho shifting wlpds off the
plga In their nests Is shutting the
profits Insldo the hog house.
A dust bath In tho sunniest part of
tho hen houso Is a hen's dollght,. It
Is also a great louso deBtroyor,
Ono of tho greatest mistaken
dairyman can mako Is to sell a bull
when ho Is mature and nt his boat,
It Is a mighty good plan to havo a
"savings bank book" to study when
wo havo a fit of tho blubs coming on.
A yearling treo Is preferred by manv
to older trees. They nre thought to
be safer to transplant than two-year-old
Don't feed your chicks wot, sloppy
food. It Is not nature's way. And tho
best la thochoapest when It comes to
u question of food.
Tho cow which Is contented will not
need nn Iron yoke or a crotch of a
cottonwood limb to keop hor from go
ing through the fence,
Oil tho harness, wagonB and Imple
ments. Tho oil of patience on troubled
waters that are likely to come during
spring work will help. Try It.
No entirely effective method of con
trolling the onion maggot has as yet
been discovered, nccordlng to the
Massachusetts experiment station,
A period of rest for the- cow be
fore freshening will usually produce
u luVgcr flow pf milk than whero tho
animal Is milked close up to calving.
If your nnlmnls will not pny tho
cost of producing them and a good
profit beside, then the business Is
going backward and you aro losing
Some cows will not glyo down un
less thy nro fed while they aro. be
ing milked. That is a bad habit.
Avoid It by feeding before or after
nugs nnd wormB aro the natural
food of the heri, and the moro of them
In tlio hen dietary the bettor for tho
hen and tho bettor for tho summer
The days of action nro with ub now.
If we havo plnnned during tho winter
and rend up on work, we will And tho
season's work :Al bo moro oaslly done
and with bettor results than ever be
fore. Mttlo chicks need green food as
much ns fowls and tender shoots of
grass, cabbage, or anything of that
kind, mny bo cut up In short lengths
nnd will bo wished bv tho young
Tho farmer who nttmpts to lmltnte
tho big chlokon farms by keeping his
lioiiH closed up h making a mlBtnke.
Let them havo tho run, of tho fiehli
near the houso, the orchards, the fend
ing pens, the ham lots, particularly
tho latter AH those places are
swarming with Insect life In summer.
Tho greedy hog la rnluablo.
Do careful of tho colt's feet
Alfalfa doponds on tho seed bed.
Havo you a vineyard on your farm?
If not, why not?
Never brood chicks of different ages
In tho samo broodor.
Cheap land and cheap cows wUl
brood chov't) dalrymon.
Tho clumsy, block-head .sow can kill
moro pigs than she's1 worth.
Whon marketing send out your
goods In attractive packages.
A supply of cherries for homo use
Bhould bo grown on ovory farm.
Wool Is n good prlco. Lucky Is the
farmer who has a. yard of it on foot
. Poor food ntfnns Buffering for the
cow and financial loss to her owner,
It's llttlo uso to pray tor good apples
unlosB ono Is willing to spray for them.
' A box stall should bo a part of tho
furnlturo of ovury well-regulated cow
Thu ,hdnrlng mncliluo does butler
work and gets moro wool than hand
Tho mule-footed hog Isn't cholera
proof. Npr , any other that Wo
All the foodstuffs .picked MP by the
hens nro jUBt so much saved from ceis
tain waste. .
A happy combination whero It can
bo worked Is both hen ahd Incubator
Don't thlpk'thaf tho most careful
crib selection of corn can equal care
Wheat bran and fine charcoal are
good dishes to havo before growing
chicks nil tho time.
Tho amount of silage to feed the
milk cow will depend upon her bU
and tho othor feeds given.
In planting trees the dopth and
width of the hole should correspond,
to tho actual size of tho root.
Tho llinc-sulphur dip for ehoop scab
Is Injurious to tho fleece. But tho gov
ernment liiBlsts on Its uso.
.. A good udder Is a .valuable nlcco
of machinery, it la delicate and re
quires moro than ordinary care.
While grass is necessary to a fowl's
proper condition, It is not fair to ex
pect a hen to live on grass alone.
Muuy sheep feeders will get let
down 'when they market their flocks.
They paid too much for tho stackers.
Naturally, tho hens will havo to bo
fed regularly, but tho foragers will not
take so much ns those that are kept
penned. . i
Do not overfeed the calves on skim
milk, If they bIiowb signs of scouring
when first put on skim rcllk, decrease
the amount a trifle.
it Is folly to starve the sheep flock
Just us grass begins to come. Keep
the ewes In good condition so the
lumbs will do well.
A good feeder will 'never wasto
feed, but ho will never feed any farm
animal Ices feed than Is needed fop
Cement has become a public neces
sity. It has unlimited ubo on tho fnrm
and farmers should becomo acquainted
with the handling of 1L
Chopped corn, oats and wheat In
equal parts muko a good dry mixture
for ducklings and they may have It
as soon as they learn to eat.
Too many farmers have tho Idea
that tho sheep Is a sort of a wan
dorer on, the fnco-of tho world, cap-
uble of caring for Itself. Fur from It
Tho modern dairy cow must bo
handled with understanding and hor
owher must havo a knowledge of her
wunts and make ovory effort to sup
What would you think of a man
who refused to Join tho local cow test
association because It would make It
Impossible for him to sell his poor
cows to his neighbors?
Try and get tho supervisor or county
commissioner to uso the King draft
on the roads and hire a man to keep
each stretch of road In good condition.
It will save the county much money
und better roads will result.
There is a good market for all kinds
of feathers, Pick fowls dry and sort
feathers, the course from the fine.
They can easily bo preserved until
enough aro collected to take- to mar
ket, The English sparrow Is a good deal
of a nuisance around tho poultry
yards. They oatjfrom tho feod hop
pers where dry feeding Ib practised
and steal the feed put. out fur little
chicks. Thoy build their nests under
tho t lives of tho henhouses and make
thu fight against vermin much harder.
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