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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
Serviceable and Pretty at Any Time
Holes in Hills Near Tokyo Mako
MADE A GOOD GUIDE
droned out In sing-song' "And now, ladles and gentlemen, wo como to the
far-famed statue of tho great soldier and statesman, Marquis do Lafayetto.
Below him Is a woman in suppliant attltudo, holding n sword. Apparently
sho is speaking earnestly to him and " '
"But, Mr. Mooro," interrupted one of the ladles of tho party, "what Is
tho woman saying to Lafayette?"
"That's very plain, ff you obsorvo the condition of her attire, madam,"
ho replied. "She's begging him: 'Here, general, tako this, quick, whllo I
catch my clothes!' "
And thereafter tho lady's Interrogations woro wholly Impersonal!
Representative Heflln of Alabama
Is a great believer In tho return of
bread "cast upon tho waters," and In
proof thereof relates a story of the
time when ho had first entered poll
tics. It seems that about flvo miles
rom tho Hellln homo a negro Jubi
lee of somo'sort was In progress and
was attracting hundreds of negroes
from nil parts of tho surrounding coun
try. One of thoso who wished to at
tend the function and had driven
many weary miles was unfortunate
-when he reached tho vicinity of tho
"Heflln residence One of the wheels
on his buggy broke.
The old darky had been told
vhero Representative Heflin's father
lived, and probably also that the elder
2Mr. Hellln had a sympathetic heart.
Therefore, ho went to the door and
aiskod tho elder Mr. Heflln, who had a
blacksmith shop, to let him borrow a
wheel for his broken buggy.
The wheel was loaned and tho negro went on his way rojolclng.
Some years later, howevor, when tho present representative had been
fiorsuaded to enter the race for tho state legislature, ho saw tho old darky,
ilr. Hellln had just como to the end of a pauso in a campaign speech when
the vheel borrower arose In the back, of tho assemblage.
"Ah'd just lak to ask yo' one question, suh. Aro yo' tho son of Dr.
And when he had received an affirmative response from the speaker of
the day, tho old darky continued:
"Well, don, Ah Just wants to tell yo' one thing. Ah never took dat wheel
"back to yo' father. Ah Just kept postponln' it and postponin' It and Ah guess
.Ah'll never see yo' father again in dls world an' he'll never see dat wheel.
But Ah'm going to toll yo' now, dls old man and his three sons Is a-goin' to
wist their votes for yo'."
WR!TM(3 FOR A LIVING
Ambassador Page. Sho says.
TURKISH ENVOY ADOPTS MOSLEM FAITH
Alfred Rustem Boy des Dtllnskl,
who has Just succeeded to tho post
of Turkish ambassador to tho United
States is not a Turk, His father
was a Pole and his mother was a
Ml3s Snndison, of an aristocratic
British family The ambassador has
recently received widespread com
mendation In many Turkish news
papers becauso he, a short time ago,
embraced tho Moslem faith
"It 1b llko coming back home,"
said tho ambassador in Washington
tho other day. "I have so many good
friends here that It is a great delight
to Eervo my government in Wash
ington. "No, I do not apprehend another
war in tho Balkans. 1 am ono who
earnestly hopes , for peace and be
llovcs there will bo peace Tuikoy,
it Is true, lost somo territory in tho
recent war, and whilo it is always
bad for a nation to loso territory, it
will probably prove n blessing for us
in the end. Tho Turkish army is In far better condition than over,
smaller, but more efficient, better disciplined, nnd bettor tralnod."
Representative J. Hampton Moore,
who succeeded John Dalzoll on the
ways and means committee, whllo
hailing from Philadelphia, knows his
Washington llko a native. During tho
vl3lt or a party of homo friends to
tho capltnl, Mr. Mooro was showing:
them tho sights of the city nnd, while!
coming from tho northeast entranco
of tho Whlto House grounds their at
tention was attracted by the group of
heroic figures thnt mako up tho La
fayette stntuo at tho southeast corner
of Lafayetto square.
This presents, with other things,
a 'woman with a garment about hor
loins which she Is frantically group
ingholding up a nakeil sword io
Lafayetto, who Is standing above. Hor
attitude Is one of eager, nay, anxious
and Insistent supplication.
As tho party approachod tho stat
uary group, Representative Mooro
struck tho posturo of a guldo, and, In
the professional twang of tho craft,
Ambassador Walter H. Page,
speaking lately to tho British authors,
dwelt upon tho folly of writing for a
living. From the standpoint of mere
barnyard gumption, ho said, it is ab
surd for anybody to start out to spend
his life trying to support himself or
herself with the pen. As tho am
bassador has been an extensive dealer
in litoraturo as a magazlno editor, ho
ought to be ablo to speak with bomo
degreo of authority on tho subject.
His testimony is in practical accord
with tho great majority of those who
can speak from tho experience of an
author, an editor or a publisher. Ono
of tho most successful women authors,
pecuniarily considered, at least, waa
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. In her auto
biography sho dwells on tho subject
of authorship, speaking from a wide
experience, and her ndvlco to persons
who are attempting a career of au
thorship Is to the same effect and
very much moro pungent than that of
if you must, not otherwise."
RAPS of chiffon with raised flow
ers in volvot, or made of less
splendid plain chiffon, are cut in the
simplest manner possible Thoso of
tho plain fabric aro made by joining
two pieces of hom-stltchcd chiffon,
each something moro than a yard in
length. These lengths nro Joined up
tho back with a fancy stitch In silk
to within six inches of tho neck.
Here thoy separnte and fall straight
down tho front. Tho ends aro llnlshed
with two wide tucks abovo tho hem,
both In tho front and back. To this
unshaped but graceful scarf-mantle a
border of marabou or swaii6down Is
added In many models. And some
times tho scarf Is shaped to tho
shoulders with shlrrlngs. But the sim
pler its management In making, tho
moro chic it becomes In tho eyes of
Tho wrap shown in tho picture is
also mado of two lengths of tho fabric.
They are cut into bias edges at tho
ends and two of these edges are
joined In a nnrrow felled scam at the
back. Tho front ends nro trimmed
into rounded points and tho bnck is
cut in tho samo manner. A narrow
hem is turned up on tho right sldo
and a broad soft strip of natural mara-
Prettiest Types of
THREU models In midsummer hat3.
each Illustrating a typo entirely dif
ferent from tho others and each a
notoworthy example of good millinery,
are shown In tho picturo given here.
A chic btreet hat, a picturosquo dross
hat, and a demt dres3 hat of tho sort
that has como to be known slmpl sib
a "trimmed hat," mako up tho group
Tho thoroughly practical and care
fully mado btreet hat is provided with
a crown of comfortable sUo which
fits the head as a man's hat fits, nnd
with n brim that shades tho eyes. It
is a bailor shapo vrith Its brim slashed
and crown trimmed In a way to tako
away tho rigid and severe outlines of
a plain sailor Tho brim is slashed
into four sections and tho sharp cor
ners loft by tho clashing aro rounded
off. Tho sections aro faced with, black
satin anij bound with whlto hemp
braid llko that of which tho shape is
About tho crown a shirred collar of
whlto chiffon extends from tho brim
almost to tho top crown, A llat bow
with three over-Iapplng, shallow loops
at each end extends acioss tho top
of the crown and terminates ut the
sldos, Thero Is a roeo mndo of black
satin mounted at the front. This is
not by any moans a slmplo hat, but
it Is of tho sort that Is plain enough
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bou is then artistically sowea over u.
Theso light wraps, suited to ovening
wear all tho yean round, aro mado up
in all colors and many fabrics. Soft
silk crepes with embroidered flguros
in gold or silver, or raised patterns In
velvet, mako very handsome onos.
However luxurious and rich tho fabric
no ono need fear to undortako tho
making. It is simply a mutter of neat
hnnd-sowlng, nnd not much of It, at
Tho marabou border Is tho best pos
slblo finish and affords plenty of
warmth about tho throat, whoro it is
needed. Theso chiffon scarfs, liko tho
straight, plain scarf, aio worn with
one end thrown about tho neck when
tho weather Is cool.
Long veils of tho heavier chiffons,
with hemstitched borders, mako It
very easy for tho homo dressmaker
to fashion for herself a little garment
llko thoso described hero. And they
aro mado handsomer by tho introduc
tion of old-fashioned fancy stitching
like "cat stitching" or "feather stitch
ing" or small "cross-stitch" patterns
In decorativo sewing. Nothing is
moro fashlonablo than theso lines of
for tho street and elnborato enough
for occasions lequlrlng smart dress
ing. A lovely leghorn hat, trimmed with
roses and ribbon, is a Btrlklngly pic
turesquo model that has no placo out
sldo tho clrclo of strictly dross oc
casions. Tho facing and underbrlm
bow aro in a delightful Bhado of
nattier blue and tho roso in natural
light pink colorlngB.
Between theso two types stands tho
pretty trimmed hut which may do
duty for almost any wear. It Is a
mllan (shapo with moderately wldo
brim and round crown. It la trimmed
with a full rucho of box-plaited rib
bon with a fancy edgo. This rucho
goes nround tho right sldo of tho
crown and partly across tho front and
back. It slips through a slit In tho
brim, apparently, and covers thnt part
of tho crown which oxteiidB below
tho underbrlm. At tho front a small
spray of (lowers and follago adds a
finishing touch of color.
Tho ruff of ribbon on tho hat Is
matched with a similar ruff about tho
neck. Worn with a pretty street
suit of taffeta this hat is at Its best,
but It will do duty with almoBt any
of tho dresses that nro popular for
Students Divided In Opinion One Side
Says They Were Homeo of "Earth
Spiders," tho Other Calls
Them Beggar3' Refuge.
Tho low hills nround tho vlllago of
Mntsuyama, In tho province- of Snlta
ma, Japan, but a fow hours' Journey
from Tokyo, nro honeycombed with
curious smnll caves which puzzlo tho
archcologists. Students nro divided
into two camps In their conclusions
about them. Ono sldo avers thnt thoy
nro tho nnclont habitations of tho folk
known as tsuchigumo, or "carth-spl-dora,"
who occupied Japan boforo tho
coming of tho Alnos. Tho other sldo
bellovos that they are scpulchers that
have at different times been tho rofugo
of beggars or outlaws. Writes Elolso
Roorbach In Tho Technical World
Magazine: "Tho caves, at first Bight,
seen back of an isolated group of
cryptomorla trees nnd over n thatched
cottngo, look much llko a Bwnllow
bank. Tho resemblance Is moro no
tlccablo upon nearer approach, for
thoy arc set closo together In uneven
rows and consist of a horizontal pas
sageway ending in a roomy excava
tion. They nro on tho south slopo of
the hllta a warm, sunny oxposuro for
winter weather. If tho 'earth-spldore'
sat In their doorways, thoy could havo
seen their enemies approaching ovor
tho plain, whllo tho latter wero still
a long dlstanco away. Tho position of
tho caves is a strategic one, and adds
a point in favor of tho habitation tho
ory. "Though tho caves vary in size,
their formation Is tho samo. Thoy
havo a small, molcllko entranco flvo
or six feet In depth, which expands In
to a chamber about bIx foot aquaro
and flvo or six foot high, In tho caao
of tho larger caves. Along either sldo
of tho chamber is a ledgo Boven or
ofght Inches In height and fairly broad,,
that may havo been covored with dried
leaves or grass for a bed. Marks of
tho scraping-tools that dug tho rock
out aro still to bo seen. To enter tho
larger caves ono must stoop most hum
bly, but to enter tho smaller oiicb it
Is necessary to get down on all fouru,
or to worm oneself in, serpentine fash
ion. "Doctor Tsuboi of tho Imporlnl uni
versity of Japan uncovered, during bIx
months of excavating work, ovor two
hundred caves. No doubt many moro,
and perhaps many Important secrets
aro still burlod under tho grass and
trees of thoso gontly sloping hills. In
bomo places tho sandstono has disinte
grated so that tho roofs havo fallon
in, but on tho whole- tho caveB present
A Distant View of tho Caves of
Illustrations by courtesy of tho "Technical
World MukhzIiic, Chicago.
a romarkablo stato of preservation.
It is difficult to estimate thoir age, but
tho weapons, Jars and housohold Im
plements found in them uro generally
believed to belong to a raco who lived
thero long beforo tho daya of tho
"During tho yeara 1G32-G3 and 1C58-
"78, fierce Japanso civil warn wero
waged on tho wldo plains that aro now
waving rlco fields. Tho combatants
may havo takon refugo In tho caves at
thnt tlmo. But whether thoso wild
Japanese, In terror of other wild crea
turos stronger of limb and sharpor of
tooth than themselves, burrowed into
tho ground In order to find oafety from
such dangers, or whether it was thoir
custom thus to bury their dead, thoy
havo left a mystery for tho scholars."
Gets $50,000 for $50.
Nowburgh, N. Y. Mrs. Joseph
Knmpo, who, 40 years ago, lent Josoph
Patton $50 when ho wont West to sepk
his fortune, has Just reeolvcd a letter
from Patton in which ho says ho Is
preparing to send her $50,000.
Governor Eberhart Pumpa Handcar.
Crookston, Minn. Governor Eber
hart nnd three companions pumped 8
h'indcar 11 miles In order to loturn
hero after the executive's automobile
had stranded In tbo mud near Grand
New Rule for Danccro.
Clevoland, O. Dancing mnfltcra In
convention hero advocato a rulo that
dancers must keep at least six inchoa
llo inndo sfivetv
In a vory ltttlo
while. And his portly wife
nnd Ida daugh
ter put ON
Then ho built, lilm-t
self n phjncoi
and hung plc-
turcs on tho
There wero rusty
suits ,of armor
placed In nil tho
Thero wero "arti
cles of virtu"
liunK In all thoi
And the bonutlfut
library was bui
perbly Blocked w
Peoplo prnlsed him for his culturo nnd hlsl
patronitRo of nrt.
Ho beenine u splendid flsuro In tho noisy,,
At the horso shows nnd tho functions'
whoro tho poclnl lenders vied
Ills fnlr daughters gleamed In Jewels nndl
his wlfo displayed her pride;
Thero woro rumors thnt n. mnrquls fromi
soinowhnro ncross tho sen
Had n notion to become a membor of th
Then tlmro enme a slump; his marginal
coined to quickly melt nwny;
Down tho storks ho held went tumbling;)
things got dnrkcr every dny;
llo hnd mndo his money quickly, but morot
rapidly It went;
He became whlto-hatred nnd lioggnrd nnd
his baric was tmdly bent,
And one morning In tbo papers thero woroi
headlines black nnd tall
Telling how ho had been driven by hlsl
rivals to tho wnll.
At tho sheriff's snlo which followed thero-
was many n sncrlllco;
Pictures wont for nlmost nothing, sultsi
of armor at half price;
llilc-n-hrnc was sold ns rubbish, rugs,
wero shumelessly pnBscd by.
Hut tho prices that wero freely offered for
the bookn wero high;
All tho splmulldly bound volumes greom
nnd gold nnd red nnd blue
Still had uncut leaves and truly weroi
throughout ns good ns now.
Suspicious of It.
"No," said tho capitalist, "I don't bo
llcvo this Invention can amount to
much. I guess I'll not Invest any
money in It."
"But," his pnrtner replied, "It looks
good. Peoplo who havo examined It
sny it's ono of tho greatest things that
"It's, no use. Thorp must bo somo
thtng wrong about it. Tho Inventor
seems to bo thoroughly practical "
The Horrors' of Matrimony.
"Ono of the prominent actresses says
nlno out of ten marriages turn out un
happily." "Yob," ropllod tho old bachelor, "if
a man marrleB a woman for her beauty
ho is likely to find that a good deal of
It 1b counterfeit, and if ho takes her
for her money tho chances nro that
sho will merely givo him nn allow
ance," Her Kind Suggestion.
"After I am dead and gone," tho
poot wearily said, "I suppose men with
plenty of money will bo glad to pay
big prices for tho manuscripts which
editors refuse to accept on any terms
"Why don't you got rovengc," hta
discouraged wlfo replied, "by destroy
Ing your manuscripts as fast as you
His Polite Suggestion.
"Do you know Miss Almont?"
"Yes. Sho Is ono of my dearest en
emies. After I had bought theater
tickets and bunches of roses and good
meals for her almost every day for a
year aho becamo angry becauso I hint
ed that hor eyebrows would look bet
ter if sho left them unpcuciled, uud
has never spokon to mo since."
THROUGH WITH HIM.
seem," said her
friend, "to bo in
terested in Mr.
"No," sho re
plied, "I havo rea
son to believe hn
has told me everything ho knows "
Ho wroto a rondeau on her arms,
A sonnet on her fnco;
In quatrains he described her charms.
In trlolotH her grace.
Ho wroto an octuvo on her hair,
A couplet on hor nose,
And then ho lost the maldan fair
Ily stepping on her toes.
Up to Him.
?how mo a man with a big nose,"
euid tho conceited citizen, "and I will
show you a genius."
"All right," replied a modest gen
tleman who happened to havo a pockot
mirror, "here, tako u look at yourself.
Now produce your genius."
That Was Years Ago.
"I know that man when ho dldu'c
havo n sliltt to his back," said tho old
"Why, I thought ho came of an old
and wealthy family."
Ho docs. I oinclated at his birth."
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