The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, January 08, 1915, Image 11
THE 8EMI-WECKLY TRI1UNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA. WHAT THE GERMAN SHELLS DID TO SCARBOROUGH FIRE COMMISSIONER'S REPORT Afternoon Gown of Taffeta 1,542 Fires During Year Just Ended, Total Loss In Last Flvo Year's Nine Million. WL A X x f j F yuHKv?qK pBJBJBBJBBBBniBB B9 IIHHHRIRIBKBNHHIKlBv&Bw'HC vSK5wHwvvy -i5-i i 1 i m ffl I 1 Walls of ancient Scarborough castle damaged by tho shells. 2 One of tho beautiful residences wrecked; It was hero a woman and a postman were killed. 3 Wreckage of a house In which were found four persons killed. 4 Two girls searching In tho ruins of the upper story of their home for some of their belongings. EXAMINING Since a young Gorman In Now shipments for Europe are carefully X-ray. CHOCOLATE FROM Belgian soldier crawling from receive a packet of chocolate from RESULT OF JAPANESE GUN FIRE ,maais!m Hijm' t hWBar um teiMSZi TOfcSaL. Ono of tho wrecked guns of the mission by the Japanese slego guns. S""'j,vMr- """zM"gfrr-z. ""p; iMftfflvHr"' ivF'm COTTON BALES FOR EXPLOSIVES Orleans attempted to ship an Infernal searched. The photograph shows tho HIS COMMANDER his bombproof shelter In tho trenches to his commanding officer. litis fort at Tslng Too put out of com machine on a British mule transport all examination of cotton baleB with the PREMIER'S SON IN TRAINING Cyril Asqulth, son of tho British premier, is at Hempstead Heath, ono of tho great British mobilization camps, drilling with tho Queen'o West minsters, of which ho is second lieu tenant. Tho photograph shows him going through the "setting up" exer cise. Japanese Dolls. Tho land of the cherry blossom Is tho modern paradise for dolls' so far as housing them Is concorned. Tho homo of tho Httlo lady of tho obi Is completed down to tho pen and Ink and writing pad with' which, no doubt, sho Indites hor lovo notes. And if thero Ib anything In toyland moro fetching than a baby Japaneso doll, chubby, rosy and serene, this chron icler does not know Just what it la, v-IHk " HHyBB ..f.j.j Tlio totnl expense of running the stato tiro commissioner's department, according to ttio unnual report of Flra Commissioner W. S. HIdgell was $12, 439.04 for 1914. Among the Items of exponso was $8,041.65 for salaries, $859 for transportation, $1,109.75 for hotel expenses and $453 for postage. The balance- on hand January 5, 1915, Will bo $1,684.33. There wcro 217 country fires report" ed during tho year and 1,325 city fires, a 'total of 1,542. During 1913 tho to tal fires roportod wcro 1,205. Thero wcro forty-nine Incendiary fires in 1914 as compared with thirty-five tho year before Tho total vnluq of property on firo during tho last flvo years was $67,704,099; tho total loss, $9,731,557. Tho property saved amounted to $57,032,541. Umisually largo fires occurred at Beatrice, amounting to a loss of-$144,-500 and a firo at Wyraoro With n loss of $86,290, together with Fremont losses of $129,422 and Grand Island had flrcB with a loss of $134,924. Nebraska will not havo a state building at tho Panama-Pacific expo sition, tho efforts of tho commlttco to secure funds having not been suc cessful. Tho project was a falluro beca'uso the people' of tho stato did not take enough interest In tho mat ter to donate and tho railroads which were oxpectod to help failed to do their part., Lieutenant Governor McKelvlo, at tho head, of the commit tee, collected $3,267.97, and it took all but $1,332.75 to collect it. The amount collected from tho school children of tho stato and turned over to Secre tary Mellor of the Stato Dpard of Ag riculture, as a momber of tho commit tee, Is still on deposit In tho First Na tional bank of Lincoln and, according to Mr. Mellor, will bo returned to tho donorsin full, nothing having ben spent as expenses. Tho stato Its own broom maker and its own salesman will bo a transforma tion worked during the coming legis lature session if tho board of control's likely recommendatlonls favored by tho lawmakers. Tho embarkation into this field will bo an attempt and a successful one tho bo&rd believes to solve tho convict labor problem. It will allow tho Btato to uso all tho con victs that aro now Idlo, and It will glvo a chance to open n channel for money making for tho state without conflicting extensively with tho broom factories at Lincoln, DaBhler of Oma ha. According to tho report of Stato Superintendent?' Dalzol, tho sum of $332,421 will bo divided among tho counties of tho stato on tho basis of tho school population of each county. Tho total number of scholars aro 365,580, of which Douglas county leads with 48,815. Lancaster county Is second with slightly less than half that number. Bannor county Is low with 335 scholars. Adams county has 0,216, Antelope, 5,335, and Cuming county, 4,661 children of school ago. Chief Gamo Warden Itutenbock Is not prepared to make recommenda tion for changes. In tho stato gamo law. but will consult lojdslators in. re gard to the matter. George Carter, formerly chief gamo warden, is In fa vor of passing a law prohibiting the carrying of firo arms by aliens. Somo states havo a law of this kind. Tho object la to provent tho Illegal kill ing of birds and gamo by aliens who nro employed III many states as rail road graders. Stato Land Commissioner Fred Beckmann contemplates asking tho legislature for an appropriation of $200 to hnva some of tho records in his ofllco pertaining to tho faurvoy of tho stato of Nobraskaofilclally certi fied to In Washington, D. C. Somo i-ecords that havo boon in tho ofllco for tho last forty or fifty years do not show tho official approval. The proposition of dealing with power companies which have not ful ly compiled with tho law will bo al lowed to drift along until eomo action is taken by tho legislature this winter, according to a decision arrived at by tho Stato Board of Irrigation. State Kood Commissioner Herman says Nebraska has sixty-two cream eries in operation which produco an nually 45,000,000 pounds of butter nnd hing3 to tho stato an lccvp of $15, 000,000 a year. The report that casoa Jt 1io foot and mouth disease existed In Dundy county have been declared untrue by Acting State Veterinarian Day, who was called to Investigate. Miss Jennlo . Adams, secretary and head of tho department of finance of tho stato superintendent's office, has accepted a position with tho Teachers' Casualty Underwriters of tho Pioneer insurance company of Lincoln. Miss Adams waB appointed secretary In tho stato superintendent's ofllco by Stato Superintendent Jackson, and has serv ed In that capacity during five suc ceeding administrations. During hor long term of .service sho has made a I host of friends among tho school poo- plo of tho stato iSmnMSmMsmmmWR: mm , ; KMWmSm4mmWsSm MB k mmmmmwlJm!mmmmmWMsSkM 1 mmMm " 1 i n" . s v wBSBSBSBSB&RBBSBbJBSSSSK s y v''X-srv5rfc A PRETTY and simple afternoon dress-of taffeta silk which will commend Itself io tho woman who likes an odd stylo Is shown In tho picture given here. It managos to bo very unUBiial without being blzarro, nnd vory noticeable without losing re finement. Tho model, In Kb outlines, suggests nothing so much as tho silhouette of a Japaneso lady. This Is a voryclover management of modes of tho presbnt, nnd the West, Into a scmblanco of thoso of tho Orlont. The gown is es pecially adapted to small and youth ful, figures If thoy bo prettily curved. It is not a dress for tho angular young' girl. A changeable taffeta should bo chosen for address of this kind, since tho trimming Is of tho samo material ns tho gown. Tho two-color effects and tho play of light In changeable silks Is n substitute for decorations. Instead of embroidery or .braid, or other applied trimmings, ruchlngs, made of full box plaltlngs of narrow Btrlps of silk, nro wonderfully offoc tlvo. And there is no silk qulto so well adapted to making ruchlngs as taf feta. The composition of the gown is so slmplo and so plainly set forth in tho plcturo that it hardly needs descrip . For Southern Climes VYING with each other In show cases of tho big shops, lints In tended for tho tourist and sojourner In southern climes, and millinery for women who nro content to onjoy tho gayotleB of winter at home, nre divid ing attention and honors. Thero are fewer of thoso for tho tourist, but they sing of spring and llowern nnd hold the attention of ovoryono -for awhile. Tho majority of sales will go to tho homo-staylnr contingent, nnd-torll-Hant and lovoly nro tho head cover ings which ono can Imagine at the re ception, tho concert, the lecture and at afternoon tea, not to speak ot all tho Jeweled and feathered and flow ered ornaments t'at make up so much of tho attraction of tho theater and dance. Throe adorublo hats aro shown In tho plcturo given here, ono of them designed for wear In tho South. Whether ono noodB a summertime hat or not It Is Interesting as a thing of beauty and a premonition of spring. It Is n pretty turban, to bo sot square on tho head (no Bldowlso tilt), which Is something new aB to polso. The coronet is of fine hemp braid In light tion. Tho wide girdle, swathing the figure, tho easy slooves and tho skirt lengthening at tho back and hanging lu about tho foot.'glve tho model its Thero aro several very effective Japanese aspect. combinations of color In two-tone changeable taffeta. Among thorn sap phlro bluo and black, bluo and green, light green nnd roso, dark green and rod, and green and black havo a ra diance liko that of Jewels, But thoBo aro only a fow of tho wonderful color combinations that have bden wrought In taffeta. In some t)f thorn tho play of light reminds ono of its fascinating: shlftlngs on tho polished surface ot an opal. Handkerchief Collar. A pattern Is sold which bIiowb how a rolling llngorlo collar may bo. cut from a 13-Inch handkeichief, and as almost overyouo has a cholco hand kerchief or two stored awny somo placo, ono ot theso patterns could bo bought to mnko the heirloom useful. Tho work of making such a collar ia very simple, ns, naturally, tho out side edgoa of tho handkerchief form tho outside edges of tho collar. Wires can bo neatly fastoned into theso handkerchief collars bo that they may bo rolled In any desired way, ' or Winter Gayeties twine color, nnd tho top is of a crepo llko silk In tho samo color. Undor tho turned-over rlm of tho, coronet small clusters of velvet grapes! (or nro they largo berries?) In sand! color, and half-blown ro33 In pink, with foliage, form an exquisite wreath. Tho hut carries tho suggestion of sum mor and out-of-doors so Vividly that It Is calculated to mako the onlooker glad that sho is allvo. A hat of gold Iaco, velvet, flowers and fur bands is shown with wldo brim nnd low crown. It would not bo out of placo anywhero, since fur ap pears In costumes and millinery de signed for ull climes. But It -will shlno to best advantage at any of thoBo places whor'o women adorn .their huadfi with tho most olaborato of their millinery. Another hat with brim a little less wldo and crown somewhat higher em ploys silver laco, black velvet, bands of marten and exquisite shell-pink ostrich lips In Its construction. It is a thing of beauty and will come aq near being n joy forover as our too brief "dreams" In millinery can ove hopo to be. JULIA BOTTpMLEY.