The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, April 27, 1915, Image 7
THE SEMI.WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA. Spring Suit in A plain, smart sutt, distinctly youth ful in suggestion and depending upon color and cut for successful style, is shown in the illustration given here. As to the lines on which it is cut, the skirt belongs to the straight sllhou otto typo which, in spito of the sue cess of the flared variety, has many followers. Calllot and Jenny of Parte are authority enough for its vogue, if one cannot be satisfied without such assurance. It is full, but it is straight, a little longer than ankle length, and plain. The overlapped seam at the front is allowed a few buttons, like thoso on the jacket, set in groups of threo. The skirt fits smoothly about the hips and has a plain finish at the ' top. The crisp littlo coat consists of a plain body (a little short waisted) and a skirt which flares enough to indulge In a tontatlvo ripple or two about the. Tiottom. Buttons and machine stitch ing finish it. There Is a square turn over collar of the serge at the back. A second collar and a belt, in the most vivid military red, are made of thin suede leather. The belt is run through narrow straps of 'the serge Miss Nell Craig Approves New Fashions That keenness and quickness of ap prehension which makes the success of the bright, particular "movie" star before tho inexorable camera londs woight to the importance of her judg ment in the matter of clothes. Here is a picture of Miss Nell Craig, takon unawares, in a pretty new spring gown, with hat and accessories that meet with hor approval among the now modes. The bodice and tunic of hem stitched chiffon aro noticeably simple, and tho underbodice, or corset cover, of crepe do chine, Ib quite tho reverse of simple, being a pretty combination of tho silk with wide shadow laco and hemstitching used in setting it together and as a decoration. Tho bod ico is very plain, has a high convert ible collar worn open at the throat, but wired to keep it upstanding at the back and sides. This carefully care less management of tho collar is worth a second thought, and thon Bome more thought. The suspondor-glrdlo of velvot rib bon makes a graceful and easy solu tion to tho problem of the waist line, which is solved in so great a variety of ways in tho now fashions. The girdle is of wide ribbon and no limit Is BOt as to its width with the sus penders of narrower ribbon. Tho hat is likely to awaken tho en thusiasm of many other youthful and pretty wearers, for it is a return to tho big, picturesque and gracious typo that delights tho eye of tho artist. It 1b a "cartwheel" model with broad Belgian Blue Serge j stitched to the coat at each side, nnd fastens with n silver buckle at the front. A second collar and belt, or even a third, may be acquired by way of ringing changes on a suit in which such striking color contrasts aro fea tured. A collar and bolt of black and white checkerboard ribbon, or a set In one of tho natural leather shades, are to bo recommended. Worn with tho suit, when tho red belt and collar are brought into requi sition, is n hat which is obliged to keep pace with them. It is of blue straw, matching the dress in color, with band and darts of bright red like that in tho accessories of the suit. -Hardly anything else In a hat would do except one of thoso sailors in black and white checkerboard silk which aro trimmed with black velvot ribbon and a cluster or two of cher ries. It is not often that a sutt so simply constructed achieves distinction by the mere management of color, and still less often that a suit admits of "shad ing" by change of accessories that does not rob it of its smart style. ions j brim of black taffeta faced with black silk-straw braid, and has a softi crown and a collar of taffeta. Dy way of adornment it is provided with a glo rious full-blown red rose, matching it in generous proportions, and long ties or streamers of black velvet rib bon. Tho proof of tho pudding is in tho tasting, and tho proof of the styles is in the wearing. These aro new modes approved by a practiced and critical oyo. JULIA BOTTOMLEY. When Hoop Skirts Were Worn. Tho first modern hoop skirt repre senting a costume which tho modistes aro now threatening to rovivo was tho invention of Joseph Thomas, who was born in Paris 88 years ago, and who died in Hoboken a fow years since. Tho hoop skirt of Thomas' contrlvanco was popular from 1850 to 1870, when it began to decline. Tho monstrosity of cumbrous skirts, hold out by hoops, was carried to such a point that tho fair sex began to as sumo tho proportions of balloons. Probably no other stylo of feminine nttiro was so unsightly and ridicu lous aB this, yet it enjoyed a tremen dous vogue. The "hoops" of Joseph Thomas constituted a revival of the crinoline or farthingales of tho time of Queen Elizabeth, when women woro hoop-like petticoats made of whale bone. Tho hoop skirt was mado the causo of many accidents and loss of life occasioned by coming In contact with flto or machinery. FOUNDATION FOR GOOD ROAD First Thing Road Builder Should Strlvo For Is to Have Ground work Good and Solid. (Dy E. WT. HOUSE. Colorado Agricultural College) Tho good roads movement in Colo rado seems now to have acquired full awing and tho next ton yearn will see most of our important roads surfaced with gravel. It is important that this gravel bo placed upon a good founda tion or it will bo mixed with tho clay and lost. Some time ago an Important road was being surfaced and thoso in chargo woro plowing up tho old road, which wns very hard, tho lumps woro being broken ns much as possible, then tho road was given a light roll ing, wet thoroughly and tho gravel then spread nnd rolled. When asked why they were putting tho gravel on tho Boft mud foundation, tho reply camo. "So that it will Unit well with tho clay." This Is exactly what should be guarded against as much as possi ble and is tho very thing road builders should bcoU to nvoid. Lot us romcmber that gravel will knit or mix with tho clay below in spite of nil wo can do, but tho hnrdor tho clay foundation surface is and the firmer it is compacted, tho longer will the gravel stay on top and give n smooth wearing surfaco and tho long er the road will last. All authorities are agreed on this point, and tho first thing that a road builder Bhould strivo for is to have his earth foundation solid and hard and tho drainage so fixed that it will re main so. CONVICTS FOR ROAD LABOR Motorists Interested In Study Now Be ing Conducted by National Prison Labor Committee. Road work for misdemeanant pris oners is tho subject of an investiga tion which is being conductod under tho joint direction of tho National Commltteo on Prisons and Prison La bor and tho graduato highways de partment of Columbia university. James Leland Stamford, who 13 in chargo of tho investigation, has had considerable experience in tho road camps of Georgia, where tho majority' of male prisoners aro worked on tho roads. I The committee will consider in do tall such matters as tho most econom leal sizo of a road gang, the cost ol tt,S'."v4.J Si j.X-W'Kv.ls. .vr'.Wjivi.v JWXxyj,, Convicts at Work on Public Highway guarding, supervising and mainte nance and tho approximate valuo of a day's work. It will also show tho possibility of increasing ofllcloncy by means of tho payment of wages, recre ation after work houra and tho short ening of sentence for good conduct. Conditions in tho difforcnt soctions of tho country aro to bo dealt with, especially as to tho offect of tho weather and tho cost of stock. In Kalamazoo county, " Mich., and other counties where road work has beon tried, oven under experimental conditions, It has been found eminent ly successful. In fact, tho knowledge .that a jail sentenco will mean hard work on tho roads has a tondency to decreaso tho number of commit ments, vagrants keeping away from counties where they will bo subjected to work of this character. Source of Information. Persons interested In tho good roads problem, either from tho engineering or tho legislative standpoint, will find tho report of tho Joint congressional commltteo on federal aid to good roads a convenient sourco of infor mation. It not only contains tho most oxtonBlvo data over published on this subject, but contains a bibliography which gives a list of books, pamphlets, and speeches on all phases of tho good roads problem. Tho report is printed, ao Houso Document a 510, Sixty-third Congress, third session Rheumatism For Young and Old Tho ncuto ngonirinjr pain of rheumatism is soothed at once by Sloan's Liniment. Do not rub it penetrates to tho eoro spot, bringing a comfort not dreamed of until tried. Oct a bottlo today. RHEUMATISM Hera What Other Sr I "I highly recommend j-our Ltnlmrnt na tho lwt remedy for rheumntlsm I ever used. Ik (ore. using it I fpent largo lumi of money trying to get relief of tho misery nnd pains iu limbs nnd lxxly, no I tried your Liniment both internal nnd external and I found quick relief, and now nm well nnd stroma again." Geo. Curlii,ttS N. ISlh St., SpringfitlJ, IU. Here' Proof "I wish to writ find tell you nbout fall I had down fourteen ;teps,nud bruised my neck nnd hip very bad. I could not sleep nt nil. I wnt my wifn for n 23 cent bottle of vour Liniment nnd in two (lavs' timo I wns on my feet again." Charlti Hyde, 1315$ Prairie Are., St. Louie, Mo. SLOAN'S LINIMENT for neuralgia, sciatica, sprains and onuses. All Druggists, 25c. Send four cents in stamps for a IK1AL. UOTTLE Dr. Earl S. Sloan, Inc. DeptB. Philadelphia, Pa. JEW HAD THE LAST WORD Youths Who Thought to Have Fun With Him Got Decidedly the Worst of the Transaction. There It moro toau one way of mak ing a retort without resorting to tho vulgar "You're another." A Jewlsli street-vender of spectacles was offering his wares when half n dozen saucy follows stepped up. "Keep still; we'll have somo fun with him," said the spokesman of tho party. "Shpectacles! Good vons!" called tho vendor. "Dot vos goot," said' tho young man. "Now, what enn you see through these glasses, Mr. Moses?" "Anything vot you like," was tho reply. "Ish dot so? Well, we'll seo about that." He took a pair of spectacles, put them on, and looked straight at tho dealer. "Nonsense, Mr. Moses J" ho exclaimed. "What have you boon telling us? Nothing whatever can bo seen through these glasses but black guards," whereupon his companions laughed. "Vot? Ish dot bo?" exclaimed tho vender, ns if in nlarm. Ho took tho glasses, put them on hastily, and looked nt tho party. "My goodness!" ho exclnlmed, "dot ish so." Tho party moved on, but this timo they were not laughing. Means to the End. "The doctor ndvlses mo tomcat slow ly and sparingly." "Then don't lip tho waiter." Probably overy man on earth hae rheumatism, dyspepsia or somo other hobby. After w one requires a food, in Springtime that builds up both brain and body.- What better than the delicious, scientifically prepared easily digestible pure foodr: . Made of wheat and malted barley this food supplies in splendid balance, the elements necessary for upbuilding and keeping in repair the brain, nerve and muscle tissue, Grape-Nuts has a rich, nut-like flavour always fresh, crisp, sweet and ready to eat direct from package with ' cream or good milk. Thousands have found Grape-Nuts a wonderful jnyig orator of both brain and body "There's a Reason1" sold by Grocers everywhere. FROM EGYPT'S FAMOUS QUEEN Colored Man's Explanation of How His Wfo Acquired Her Some what Peculiar Name. Dean Hermann Schneidor of tho college of ongineerlug in tho Univer sity of Cincinnati, who is helping tho city of Now York to orgnnlzo its sys tem of continuation schools and -kindred activities, many years ago whon ho lived In Maryland engaged a col ored mnn nnd his wlfo to help in tho upkcop of tho houso nnd premises. This part of the preliminary conversa tion Dean Schneidor tolls with gusto: "What is your nnmoV' "Tom Ilurgco, sah." "Married?" "Oh, yes, tnh." "What's your wife's namo?" "My wlfo's namo Clara-Peters." "How can that bo, if your nnmo Is Hurgeo?" "Oh, that her first namo; Just her llrst name. All of her nnmo Clara Peters Hurgeo." "What do you call her?" "Clnra-PoterB." "How did slio got that namo?" "Well, sah, hor old fathor, ho waB educated; ho could iad, and he ter rible fond of rendln tho Illblo and Sliakcspcaro, nnd filch books, and nnmln' his children n'tor folks ho rend nbout. So, when Clara-Peters was born, ho Just unchally nnmo her Clara-Peters, a'tcr that old queen of Egypt!" American Milk Bottles to Britain. In roferonco to our recent paragraph on tho shortage in milk bottles duo to the supply having in tho pnst been drawn from Austria, wo aro Informed by a firm in tho trndo that this dim culty is now being overcome It is possible to securo bottles from Amer ica, of equnl quality and at tho Bamo prlco as tho AuBtrlnu product'. Wo are glad to hear that tho Austrian source of supply can bo dispensed with with out inconvenience, but wo Bhould be still moro glad to hear that tho do mnnd could bo mot by British makers. In this connection wo aro InformoQ thnt English bottles aro to be obtained, "but nt a rlso of 20 per cent and of an inferior quality." London Globe: Gets Job; Dies First Day. John J. Cullen had beon out of vork slnco January. Almost overy day ho had appllod for work from tho contractors building a brldgo across tho Passaic river between Bcllovlllo and Arlington, N. J. An extra man was needed nnd tho contractors put Cullen to work. Pleased at getting a Job, ho worked with zest until noon. As ho wns leav ing the brldgo for lunch ho fell into tho water a few feet from shoro. Tho wator waB shallow. Cullen rose to his foot and staggered to shoro. Then ho dropped again. Whon men reached him ho was dead. Ho was thirty-flvo yearB old, and lived at 216 Cleveland avenue, Harrison. Philip's Reason. Teacher Aron't you glad tho clrcuB days aro coming, Philip? Philip (with tho spectacles) Yes, teacher. "I supposo you llko to go to tho cir cus, don't you?" "Oh, no, toachor; I novor go to tho clrcuB, but I llko to soo tho circus poster about, so I can get a lot of largo words for my compositions." No Time. Judge Why don't you look for work? Casey 01 haven't the tolmo to wnsto in such unprofitable employ ment. Judge. Tho man who has to uso tho stroot cars gets a lot of ploasuro out of read ing tho automobllo nds. inter s Wear and Tear rape-Nuts AVOID INDIGESTION It is a sure enfimy to health, strength and hap piness. It robs you of your appetite, causes con stipation , bilious spells and a general rundown condi tion. You can help Na ture conquer it bv the timely aid of HOSTETTER'S Stomach Bitters It will help you bring back the appetite, aid diges tion and promote health in a general way. For over 60 years it has en joyed public confidence. Try It Today. Avoid Substitutes The Bill Climbed. "I buppobo you climbed tho Alps when you woro abroad?" "No, just ran up a bill, that waa nil." LOW ROUND TRIP FARES TO CALIFORNIA'S EXPOSITIONS AND THE PACIFIC COAST Low round trip fares aro now in offect via tho Scenic Highway of tho Northern Pacific Uy. to California'a Ex positions via tho North Pacific Coast Thcso tickets pormit liberal stop-ovors and cnnblo tho tourist to lncludo both Expositions ns well as a stop-over at YollowBtono National Park via Gardi ner Gateway. If you will ndvlso "whon you will plan your western trip, I will bo pleased to quoto rates, Bond a copy of our hand somo Expositions folder aB well as Yellowstono National Park and travel literature and assist you in any way posslblo in planning your 1915 vaca tion trip. A. M. CIcland, Gonoral Pas songcr Agent, 517 Northern Paclflo Ry., St. Paul, Minnesota. Adv. Marital Diplomacy. Plungor I felt awfully Borry for a poor guy down nt tho exchango today. Ho lost five thousand on cotton and all tho boys wero guying him, and aB ho started off homo they taunted him with tho prediction that his wlfo would land on him roughly. Tho poor chap acted as though ho felt protty bad nbout it. Mrs. Plungor (sympathetically) Poor follow 1 No doubt ho used his best judgmont, and it his wlfo turns on him bocauso of his reverses sho Is not worthy to bo called wlfo. But, who wob tho man? Plungor Why -or it was mo. Woman's Homo Companion. Aeroplane Propellers. Selected ash, which 1b both strong nnd light and will not split under vibrntion or shock, or built-up lay ers of spruco with mahogany centers, aro tho materials with which tho pro pollers of aeroplanes such as aro be ing used in tho European war aro con structod. Tho framework of tho ma chines, too, Is generally mado of wood, spruco being much used on account of its straight grain and freedom from hidden dofecta. Quite So. "What aro tho best fruits of court ship?" "I should say dates and pairs." Lots of pooplo aro married secretly, but tho wholo world knows when thoy aro divorced.