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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRA8KA.
Permanent Styles in Fans
There is nothing very now to report
In fans, and there hardly need be, for,
like flowers, they Buit ub as thoy are.
They are medium or small in size
and composed of the fragile and fair
materials wo are used to. Silk gauze
or lace or both comblnod mako airy
backgrounds for flowers painted in
festoons and wreatho in miniature, but
perfect art. Spangles, thicker than
stars in tho sky, sparkle over all.
They were never so liberally used.
Ivory, mother of pearl, or wood,
with much carving and picking out in
Sold or silver paint, form the sticks.
Even in tho least expensive fans
there is an unusual amount of beauti
ful decoration. The imitation ivory
sticks are quite as beautifully handled
as the genuine. It takes a good judge
to tell the difference.
Fans of white gauze with medallions
and borders of princess lace braid and
thickly spangled with tiny silver se
quins have proved their captivating
qualities by heading tho list of "best
sellers." In tho mcnth of roses, when
graduates and brides must be remem
bered, this is the fan that is scattered
to all the points of tho compass. Fans
of black gauzo with many spangles
put on in a set design and scattered
over tho surface besides, have proved
as alluring as over.
Small celluloid fans that may be
carried in the handbag are deco
About Shoes for
Following in tho shoe tracks of their
elders, children and half-grown young
people are wearing tho best-looking
and best-made shoes which havo fallen
to their lot so far. Tho correct styles
for children as to shape are theso that
follow tho shapo of tho foot, snug
enough not to slip at the heel, and n
littlo longer and broador than tho feet
thoy aro to clothe, with wide toes,
flexible soles and low heels.
The matter of shape disposed of,
without room for mistake, thero is
left a considerable latitude in choice
of design and finish. All on the same
senslblo last, plain, dressy and fancy
shoes havo received almost as much
attention at tho hands of manufactur
ers as thoso meant for older people
ind this Is saying a lot.
An attractive dress shoe for a child
is shown in tho picture, with whito kid
nnd patent leather combined in a
graceful design. It fastens over tho
Instep and ankles with cut-out Btraps
buttoned over black buttons at tho
side. Tho neat machine stitching is an
Important feature in its flniBh. A flat
ribbon bow decorates tho toe.
For the well-grown mlBS a pretty
boot is Bhown with clcth top, patent
leather trimming and laced fastening.
rated with gold borders in set figures
or aro gay with painted flowers. One
of these is a novelty having a small
coin carrier at tho base of the stick,
just large enough to hold dimes. Pret
ty as they are, none of theso fans aro
expensive unless one chooses thoso
with pearl sticks or having much carv
ing. Among tho very cheap fans, such
as sell for twenty-flvo cents or not
more than fifty, the Japanese designs
offer really good colorings and fas
cinating surfaces. Thoy are well
mado and more than tasteful; they
are often fine examples of Japaneso
art. JULIA BOTTOM LEY.
Knitted Silk Sports Coats.
Knitted silk sports coats aro not
sweaters. True, they can bo used for.
many of tho purposes for which a
sweater is used, but thero Is quite a
difference in tho garments. Various
kinds of knitted silk fabrics aro used
for the purpose, but, unlike the sweat
er, thoy are lined, and scmotlmes
with n silk strongly contrasting with
tho outer material. Net infrequently
this silk runs over into cuffs and col
lar. The coats are made along loose
wrap lines, sometimes belted or
Bashed. Semi-ncrfolk jackets of
knitted silk aro very fetching and
among tho most popular ccatB In the
knitted silk fabrics.
the Young People
It is trim in appearance and broader
in the too than it looks. Tho narrow
effect is accomplished by the long
point In tho tip of patent leather.
Tho plain leather sandals mado foi
children's midsummer wear deserve a
good word always. Wjra without
stockings, they help out tho youngstera
that aro denied the plcasuro of running
barefoot, and are bo easy to put off
and on that tho little people can In
dulgo in the Joy cf getting their feet
on tho ground occasionally.
Braid In Millinery.
Serviceable, adaptablo braid has
been called upon for trimming tho
newest tailored lints, and somo very
unique effects havo been obtained
from its artistic use. A largo chou cr
roso of folded white silk braid effect
ivoly trimB a flno white leghorn. A
three-cornered dark brown milan has
dangling at ono side a red apple of
soutacho braid alluring enough to
tempt any modern daughter of Eve.
Wide cotton braid with colored bor-
dors band tho sports hats of panatna,
silk and peanut straw. Watch the
braid counters for choico bits if you
wish a new hat trimming.
SHE WENT SAILING
By OREN M'NEIL.
At four o'clock in the uftcrnoon MUs
Blytho Winters finished her book
No matter what tho title was, Bho
waB not to remember it an hour. No
ono girl in ten over does. At 4:05
Miss lily tho rose languidly from her
scat. At 4:00 she yawned. At 4:08
alio took down nn old skirt from a
hook in tho closut and proceeded to
get Into It. At 4:15 alio had changed
lier slippers for a pair of stout walk
ing shoes. At 4.18 she had hunted up
her old hat. At exactly 4:20 sho np
prured beforo her mother downstairs
"I tun going Balling for about an
"But your brother Fred Iiob gone to
"That makes no difference. I can
Bail a boat aa well ns he can,"
"Why, Ulytho, you haven't been out
with him more than three times!"
"But wasn't I watching all tho tlmo
to see how it was done? I'ooft All
you've got to do Is to watch the wind."
"But I wish you wouldn't go. Neither
Fred nor your father may bo home be
"While I shall bo back within two
hours. There's a flno breeze, and it
will blow the cobwebs away. So long,
mother! Don't wprry nbout yours
It looks as easy as pie to Ball a boat.
In tho first place, you want tho wind
not too much nor too little. If the wind
isn't right to sail up or down the lake,
then sail across It. Don't think tho
broezcB must bo mado to your order.
You stumble into the boat and raise
tho sail. It doesn't make such a great
difference about the stumble, but it is
imperative about tho sail. When it is
up you make the halyards fast and go
to the stern and tako the tiller.
Attached to tho bottom of the sail
is a boom, and attached to this boom
is a rope called a sheet. It is no more
a sheet than you are, but the sailor
who first called It must have grown
tired of calling everything a rope, and
so made a change. Tho boatman holds
tho free end of this sheet In his hand,
so that In case of a sudden gust he can
slack away and spill the wind and pre
vent an upset.
This was ono of tho several things
that Miss Blythe had not taken notice
of when she went sailing with her
brother. With charming assurance
sho went sailing away, and she
chuckled with glee at the thought of
how she would crow over Fred.
Off Tiger Island, young Mr. Walter
Dayton was fishing from an open boat
Ho had come down from the city for
the late fall sport, and had not the
slightest suspicion that Cupid was
going to spread a net for him. Thero
aro no halyards or ropes or sheets or
sails about Ashing. All you have to
do is to throw a baited hook over, and
by and by a foolish baas comes along
and gulps it down and you pull him
Mr. Dayton. was fishing away, and
his thoughts were not even remotely
on the feminine sex when he was
aroused by a woman's voice calling
"Oh, oh! Please get out of my way!"
Ho looked up to sec a sailboat bear
ing down on him and u girl twisting
tho helm ono way and the other. Her
craft was so close at hand that all he
could do was to seize an oar and pre
pare to fend her off. His craft was
struck a glancing blow, the best he
could do, and as the other drifted awuy
ho called out:
"They shouldn't have let you come
out with that boat!"
"And they shouldn't have lot you!"
was tho spirited reply.
"Don't you know that the wind 1b
rising and becoming gusty?"
"What of it?"
"Your sheet has been mado fast, and
tho first heavy gust will upset your
Sho did not even look his way.
"There goes a girl who needs a
strong hand!" muttered tho young
man, ns he kept down tho bay.
"Thero Is a young man who thinks
ho la very clever," was tho comment
of Uio girl as sho left him behind.
It was true that tho wind was rising
and becoming gusty, and therefore
sailing was unsafe for a novice, but
Miss Blytho wanted that young man
to understand that sho could manage
things without his advice.
Providence looks after foolish girls
as well as foolish men. It looked after
this ono as iter boat yawed this way
and that, and It clouded up 'and the
sun got lower nrfd lower. She would
havo cut her voyage short, but for
the action of Mr. Dayton. Ills was a
motor boat, und uftcr awhile he said
to himself :
"That girl is going to get in trouble,
suro enough. I'll pull up tho anchor
and drift down, so I'll be closer at
hand when I am needed."
Tho girl locked back after a whilo
and saw what ho was up to and said
"Oh-ho! He is getting ready to play
tho rescuer and tho hero, la ho? Well,
I shall disappoint him."
By tho time Bho waB ready to turn
back tho wind had Increased threefold.
Sho had seen her brother bring tho
boat about, but had not mustered tho
trick herself. Sho must try it, how
over. With a prayer that it might bo
a success, sho moved tho tiller over,
and tho next moment tho craft wan
keeling over and sho was screaming
for help. The man In the motor boat
was not far away, and within two min
utes bo was pulling a very wet and
niuch-bcdrngglcd form to a neat in his
boat. For tho noxt five minutes he was
busy righting her bont and making It
faBt for a tow, and then ho turned to
her to bo greeted with:
"I supposo you arc glad It hap
pened?" "It waB a silly thing for you to do,
knowing nothing of tho manngement
of a sailboat!" ho slowly answered.
"But you know nil ubout It!" was
fired at him
"I hnvo run a sailboat for years."
"Did you begin ns soon ns you wore
It was a long tlmo beforo ho spoke
again, and then ho Bald:
"Thero Is a shooting Jncket on the
Boat beside you. If you feel chilly put
It on. 1 will get you homo as soon as
Sho opened her lips to say some
thing, but Just then the onglno of the
motor bout went "dead." Mr. Dayton
gavo expression to his feelings of as
tonishment, nnd thereby gavo away
tho fact he wasn't much acquainted
with motor boats and tholr way of
stopping to rest every fow minutes.
"What is It?" asked Mlsa Blytho.
"Engine out of order!"
"It wn3 very silly of you to come out
in this bout!"
They woro running In closo to Cnl
island and, unheeding the taunt, he
got out an oar und brought tho crafl
to land and began nn inspection,
When ho had worked in vain for hall
an hour ho rose to ease his aching
back and said:
"I'm not olectrician enough to re
"Then thero are men smarter than
you!" chuckled tho girl.
"Plenty of them!"
"I thought thero couldn't bo. Well
what aro wo going to do?"
"Will nnybody come after you?"
"Father or Fred may corao aboul
midnight, but I am not suro of it."
"Wo can't uso either to get away
In. The motor Is disabled, and yout
boat has lost its mast and Ball."
"And wo must Bit here till heir
"Do you see any other way?"
"If I woro a young man, I'd tako a
fow lessons in n few things, and I'd
begin on motor boats. Wo'vo got a
hired man at home who doesn't know
enough to pound sand, und yet I'll
wager he can fix this boat In ten mtn
"If I'd havo let you drown oul
"But nobody asked your help. I had
tho boat to cling to, and waB all
"I'll know better next time!" was
tho sulky reply as the young man
From thence on, for a long hall
hour, there was silence between them.
Then It was broken by MIbs Blythe
"Did you over go over Niagara
Falls in a barrel?"
"Wcro you ever fired from a can
non?" he replied.
Then there followed another long
Of course, these venturesome young
persons wero rescued long beforo thoy
had experienced any serious hard
ship. When thoy separated, It Is cep
tain thut neither had the faintest pre
monition of what the outcome of their
unpropitlous introduction would be, and
it 1b equally probable that either would
have disclaimed auy intention to pur
sue the acquaintance. It is a fact,
however, that thoy wero married less
than a fortnight ago.
(Copyright, 191G, by tho MeClure Nowb
ALL WOMEN WEAR THE SHAWL
Little Chance to Show Beauty of Form
or Clothing In the Mill Towns
In tho mill cities of Ulster all alike,
young girls and matrons, envelop
thomselveB in drab-colored shawls,
hideous wrappings of twocd or knitted
wool or drugget cloth, which cover
them from waist to hatless head gar
ments nlwayB either rain-sodden or
dust-choked, which to tho hyglenlst
shout aloud of dirt germs nnd dlscaso.
In such a garb thero can bo no placo
for femlnlno coquetry or Individuality
of adornment; It Is as If they had all
sealed themselves to labor with a
common seal of ugliness, even as wo
men in tho East blacken their teeth
with betel nut in token that they re
nounce tho pomps und vanities of
Their voices havo tho curious rhyth
mic lilt and fall which markB tho Ul
Btcrmnn's speech all tho world over,
and their speech Is characterized by a
Rabelaisian raclnesa and forcible di
rectness which, to tho ear of a strang
er, are qualities more admlrablo in
men than in women. Tho Belfast mill
girl's vocabulary Is indeed a fearful
and wonderful thing a local dialect
peculiar to the linen industry and
themselves, "which Is huard at Ub
brightest and best In fierce ordeals
or wordy battle a trumpet tonguo of
invective and grim humor, tho speech
of a breed which believes implicitly
In physical prowess and tho survival
of tho fittest.
An -Inconvenient God.
Said a littlo Japaneso girl to her
heathen grandmother ns alio camo
homo from a Christian Sunday school,
"I havo to go to tho temple to pray
to my god, but this God of thu Chris
tians can bo prayed to when you aro
warm In bed, or 'most any time. But
thero's ono thing I don't like; ho can
sco you all tho tlmo ovorywhoro, and
sometimes I should think that would
bo qulto inconvenlont." Thero aro
somo In Christian lands that agreo
with that Japanese girl. Christian
FOUNDATION UPON WHICH HERD IS BUILT
Good Sire Headed the Herd In
(ny WILLIAM CI. CHIUSMAN.)
The selecting of tho head of a herd
Is a question which deserves much
moro thought and consideration than
tho averngo farmer thinks when tho
subject first presents Itself; nnd yet
It is ono of the nost Importnnt ques
tions with which tho breeder has to
Bccauso tho Biro Is tho foundation
upon which tho herd is built; just as
no good structure can bo erected with
out a firm foundation, nolthcr can a
good herd bo established without a
good siro at Its head.
In selecting a head for your herd,
tho record must bo closely examined,
not only of this particular animal, but
also tho record of his Biro and darn
for generations. If ho is an animal
of good typo, possessing tho charac
teristics peculiar to his breed, and has
well-established blood lines, you can
feel pretty well assured that ho will
transmit theso characteristics to his
Slnco tho malo represents exactly
one-half of tho foundation of the herd,
it is mucli cheaper, from a business
standpoint, to purchnso and maintain
ono good animal that represents so
much blood of tho herd and has such
a marked power or lnfluenco upon
tho characteristics of such a largo num
ber of animals.
In raising animals of any kind ono
ESSENTIAL TO KEEP
ALL PIGS THRIFTY
One of Most Important Things Is
to Stop Leaks and Get Rid
of the Boarders.
A largo part of the profits in, hog
raising depends on tho thrift and
health of tho herd. Tho pig that is
stunted never is so profitable ub tho
ono that Is kept thrifty and growing.
One of tho most important problems
hog growers have to solvo is to stop
tho leaks and get rid of tho boarders,
llco and worms, says FarmorB' Mail
and Breozo. Going out of tho hog busi
ness is not tho remedy. It may pre
vent direct losses in nn occasional
year Buch as tho past ono haB been,
but it will not utilize tho feed grown
on tho farm and keep up tho soil fer
tility. Fnlluro to uso tho fcedB availablo
to tho best advantage Is ono of tho
biggest loaks in tho hog business. It
Is poor policy to try to rnlse and fat
ten hogs on pasture without grain.
Tho successful farmor will provide
pasturo for hla hoga every month In
tho year if possible, and ho will feed
enough grain In addition to tho pas
turo to keep his breeding hogs in good
condition. Tho grain fed ought to
provide somo growth material as woll
as fat-forming material. Loss often Is
duo to a fnlluro to recognize tho fact
that tho fattening period with most
hogs is but a continuation of tho grow
ing period, and that tho greatest dif
ference In tho rations usod during tho
two periods should bo in tho amount
rather than in tho kind of feed fed.
IN POULTRY FLOCK
Pests Live on Production of Skin
and Fragments of Feathers
Recipe for Powder.
It docs not tako long for llco to give
a flock of hens something to think
about besides laying eggs. Tho off
spring from a slnglo pair of lice will in
eight weeks amount to 125,000.
Theso pcstB llvo on tho production
3f tho skin nnd fragments of feathers.
It is not bo much what they get aa
nourishment from tho fowl that hurts,
as tho violent itching and pain thoy
cause. Thoy spread rapidly as thoy
breed. Tho llco from ono hen may
Bpread through tho entire flock. Llco
breed most rapidly In poorly venti
lated quarters and on poorly fed, weak
stock. Tho bird that looks Bickly is
tho ono most likely to bo lnfosted.
Provldo tho flock with a dust bath
and apply tho following homemade
powder: To ono part of crudo car
bolic acid and thrco parts of gasoline,
add enough plaster of parls to take up
tho liquid and mix thoroughly. Spread
out and let dry. If it is too lumpy run
through a sieve. Store awuy in tight
cans. Work this powder woll iuto tho
feathers, especially in tho fluff and un
der tho wings. Repeat in ten days und
mako a thorough Job of it.
Which This Animal Was Raised.
object should bo to produco ns many
as possible of tho enino general well
flxed characteristics: uniformity of
sizo, style, conformation, general qual
ities and color markings. Tho nearer
a lot of animals conform to tho samo
Idonl tho higher prlco they will com
mand. Just to glvo an example of a poor
selection of n Biro, I will cite n casa
I saw recently. It waB a hord of
Bwino numbering over two hundred,
Thoro woro ten brood sows no two
alike in any respect, color not ex
cepted, ns black, red, white and black
spotted, aa well as somo red and whltu
spotted. Let us look at tho slro. Ho
waB of tho nondescript class neither
a bacon nor a lard hog, with long
nose, long legs, rainbow back and
lnrgo ears. What would you bo wllllno
to pay for such pigs? 1 can givo you
tho dlzcs, aa I saw sovoral six-months-old
pigs weighed by tho butcher who
had purchased thorn. They averaged
C3 pounds! Just think of It! Onu
weighed CI poundB, nnd it was ncl
from lack of feed, for they woro well
fed twice a day.
This bIiowb tho lnfluenco Uio slro
haa on tho herd. Had this brecdei
kept a good Biro, ho would havo raised
an entirely dlfferont let of pigs and
somo In which a profit could bo an
ticipated over and above the expense
LEGUMES ARE GOOD
On Average Farm Such Crop?
Should Be Depended Upon to ,
Act as Soil Benefactors.
"Tho legumes as a source of nitrate
aro rather too Blow in nction to givo
real immediate profits when used to
produco grent money crops." This i
Uio statement made by an advocate of
tho use of nitrate of soda on American
Such a statoment should not lead
anyono away from tho main fact that
legumes grown with other cropB in a
field benefit thoso other crops tho first
year. Tho Bocond year tho soil itself
la much better from having grown tho
legumes than if nitrate of soda had
been used and no legumes grown.
Logumes aro our nntural nitrate pro
ducers. Tho nitrogen 1b cheaper; too.
when furnished ub In this form. And
yet wo Bhould remember BOdlum ni
trate for Its value fn getting quick re
sults. It la beneficial to almost every
crop when applied in tho right
amounts and at tho right time. For
quick results when starting a pasturo
on poor lund, ub an application to cr-
chard soil for hastening fruit, in mar
ket gardens where crops demand much
nitrogen, and in many other plncen
sodium nitrate is indispensablo. Such
crops ub potatoes, garden and truck,
crops grown in colder sections need
quick-acting nitrates In addition to le
gume nitrogen to push tho crops be
foro tho organic eourco 1b ready.
But on tho average extensive fnrm
let us depend largely upon the legume.
IN MANURE HEAPS'
Escape of Nitrogen Through?
Heating Where Piles Are
Deep Is Considerable.
City manure can be bought morel
cheaply in somo seasons of tho year
than in others. It is common practice
to throw tho carloada of manure in!
largo pllea to wait for use Inter on.
Tho chief loBBea como through heat
ing nnd leaching when manure la left!
oxpoBed. Tho amount of Iobb depends!
upon the conditions under which the
manure is kept.
Heaps may bo mado bo deep thnfa
thero is relatively small Iobb from
leaching, but in such case tho escape)
of nitrogen through heating ia veryi
groat. Under nverago barnyard coni
ditions a loss from 25 to 50 per cont
la expected from plies of manure exn
posed for a few months.
Even at the best, when manure laj
kopt under a roof and is hard packedi
and Is Buppllcd with the right amount)
of moisture to prevent heating, the!
' Innu la nimnAiinil r. l.n 1A nnu(
Keep Cows Clean.
Send your cowa to the pasturo withi
clean flanks Instead of leaving them)
IncruBted with dried manure. And
then watch tho rowilt.
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