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THE SEMI.WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
"I'vo had a good common school ed
ucation," ho said, "and 1 wint to bo-
ECONOMICAL WINTERING OF IDLE HORSES
Chic Blouse of Wp.sh Fabrics
como a loarned man, n gontloman.
Tho president was interested. "But
you haven't been to high school," ho
urged. "You'll havo to go thero, or,
Blnco you'ro too old, you'll havo to
pass our ontranco examination. And
then to work your wny through why,
my boy, your plan Is impossible. Olvo
Tho better grades in cotton voiles,
marquisettes, organdie and other sheer
stuffs have proved themselves surpris
ingly durable and are llko cropo do
chine and crepo georgette In this re
spect. They look as fragllo as flowor
petals but woar as stanchly as
Scotch, madras or any other of tho de
pendable weaves that are relied upon
for tho practical everyday blouBc.
They are all In the running now that
the time Is here for making up blouses
for tho oncoming season.
With the trend of tha public's taste
constantly turned toward thin and
sheer fabrics for all purposes, and tho
demand for things washable, cotton
voile is likely to stand near tho head
of the list as a material wanted for
Bprlng blouses. It is shown in many
patterns employing color, in figures or
stripes, on a white ground. These are
either woven or printed in, with in
creasing demand developing for the
In blouses, as in dresses, there is a
fancy for combining materials of two
different kinds In one garment. By
means of hemstitching, bands of col
ored organdlo aro stitched to tho col
lar or cuffs to form a border, in white
blouses, and a llttlo embroidery, like
the bands In color, provides a relief
to the plain body of white. Voiles
with colored dots in graduated sizes,
and scalloped edges, finished with but
Fashions of the
Bags of embossed leather In oriental
colorings and figures mado their entry
in tho arena of fashions Just beforo tho
holidays. Thoy made an instant suc
cess, sharing tho favor given to novel
ties in silk bags, and' nothing rooro
beautiful Is likely to roplaco them for
Thoy aro called Tokyo bags and aro
mado in various colored leathers hav
ing Chinese or Japanese figures
wrought in many rich and harmoniz
ing colors on a solid ground. They
follow tho modo in tho matters of size
and shape, as set forth by plain leath
er bags, and aro beautifully linod with
plain or molro silk. After theso con
cessions to western needs their allo
glanco returns to tho Orient in tho mat
ter of handles. Anything less beauti
ful than tho Btrands of silver beads
and the Ivory and silver knobs would
bo too tamo to harmonize with them,
and their handles aro an Indlsponsablo
Fashions of tho hour in handbags
mako them a delight to tho orderly
bouI. Thero is a place for everything
In thorn, and everything in its placo,
as In a watch or a kodak. Compart
ments for tho card case, tho note
book, the cola purse and a placo for tho
tonhole stitching,, aro among tho pret
tiest of spring offerings. Tho dots arc
In roso color, maize, blue, and laven
der, and occasionally a light brown or
green makes tho cholco more varied.
Tho chic tailored Woubo pictured
hero is made of voilo with dotted
stripes In a deep tan Bhado on a white
ground. Between theso are narrower
stripes of whito satin dots. Tho back
extends over tho shoulders, forming a
Bhallow yoko at tho front, and all
seams aro sot together with a narrow
piping in white. The fronts aro cut
to form a narrow panel In whlto down
tho center, with a double row of pearl
buttons as a decoratlyo feature. In
this blouse snap fasteners and a fly
make it possible to dispense with but
tonholes if desired.
Tho slcoves aro finished with deep
cuffs of the voile. A removable collar
and cuffs of whlto hemstitched or
gandie are the final touches in a de
sign that betrays careful planning, it
is a model that may be copied easily
in any of tho spring wash fabrics,
Black Corduroy Coats.
Black corduroy Is said to bo coming
In for tho shorter sport coats. They
should be worn with whlto skirts.
Hour in Bags
pocket checkbook or letter or memo
randa are all provided. A convenient
outsldo place for tho handkerchief and
a convenient inBidc place for tho tiny
powder box and mirror mako tho up-to-date
handbag a marvol of compact
arrangement. There is no reason for
a scrap-heap appcaranco of tho belong
ings which aro carriod in a handbag
An important fcaturo of many after
noon Kowns is tho capo offect. Whllo
this adds a quaint touch to a woman's
appearance, ono must use Judgment
In using this fcaturo. On somo figures
it may bo very unbecoming. For in
stance, tho woman who is Inclined to
stoop or bavo very round shoulders
would appear unbecomingly frockod In
a gown mado with a cape. Tho short
woman who may have a very graceful
carrlago should avoid tho feature, also,
unless sho modifies It to such an ex
tent that tho capo measures only a
fow Inches wide.
Ono of great width would do much
to decreaso tho wearer's hoicht.
H. M. EGBERT
(Copyright, 1916. by W. a. Chupman.)
"You aro acting foolishly, Tom,"
said Jim Holloran to his son. "You
hnow very woll that tho girl's a waif
and stray. If you marry her you'll
como to regret It."
"Sho's as good as nnyono olso
around hero," answorod Holloran In
dignantly. His father's opinion was, in a so
voror form, than tho flshorfolks on
Clark island. Sovontoon years boforo
a ship had gono to pieces on tho rocks
in tho bay. When tho lifeboat men
clambered aboard thoy found a dying
woman clutching a puny Infant to hor
breast. Tho child was a girl; brought
ashore, it grow into a comoly young
woman. Tho kindly flBhorfolks who
reared hor christened hor Holen Clark.
That was as far aB their imagina
tion could run. Helen and Tom, tho
son of hor foster parents' neighbor,
had always boon swoothcarts. Tho
young flshormau and tho girl woro on
gaged to bo married soon.
Tho idea was, not that tho girl was
unworthy of Tom, but that soma day
sho would bo claimed
In thoso days tho attention of tho
nation had boon absorbed by tho
Spanish war. Tho wreak had ro
celved but passing notice. Thero had
A Ship Had
Pieces on the
been only threo survivors besides tho
child fishermen. It was a llttlo coast
ing steamer. Why should Holon'a
mother havo taken passago aboard
"No matter what over happens.
Holen, I shall trust you," said Tom,
"I shall always bo truo to you,
dear," answered tho girl.
Two weeks boforo tho marrlago tho
man with the domineering faco ap
poared. Tho older folks recognized
him from tho photograph Holon had
kept. Silently thoy followed him to
tho houso whoro tho girl lived.
Tho story that ho unfolded was a
strango ono, but boro tho mark of
truth. Ho had quarreled with his
wifo, 17 years beforo. Sho had left
him, and ho had novor associated her
with tho wreck. Thero was no rea
son why ho should havo dono so. Ho
had tried to trace her and tho child
for years, but had only received a
cluo from a summer visitor to tho
island, who had seen tho photograph
tho year beforo, and heard tho roman
tic story. Ho wanted Holen to bo
hlB daughter in his old ago.
Ho frowned angrily whon ho learned
of tho approaching marrlago.
"NonsenBo!" ho said angrily. "My
daughter is going to school. Sho Is
destined for higher things than to
becomo tho brldo of a fisherman. I
am hor guardian, and I rofuso my per
mission." Everybody was against Tom Hollo
ran. Thoy showed him his selfish
ness, they proved that ho could nover
marry tho girl until sho was her own
mlstross. Finally tho magnato, Jo
soph Henry, proposed, half humorous
ly, a compromlso.
"Sho shall stay with mo for four
years, till sho attains hor majority,"
ho said. "If sho wants to marry you
then, sho shall."
Tom was forced to accopt tho con
dttiona. Ho kissed Holon as sho
clung to him.
"I shall novor forgot. I shall nevor
forgot!" oho sobbed as thoy said good
by. When tho father and girl woro gono
Tom Holloran sat looking at his fa
ther across tho hearth.
"I told you you woro a fool, Tom,"
said tho old man frankly. "What
chanco havo you got with a girl llko
that? Why, four years will blot out
nil hor momorlea of tbla llfo. Sho
ain't for tho llkea of you."
"We'll see," Bald Tom slowly, and
loft tho room.
Ho had saved $300 toward tho fur
nishing of tholr homo and purchaso
of a oh aro In a boat. Tho samo night
ho disappeared from Clark Island.
Throo days lator ho appeared at a
small university and asked to boo
tho proaldent. H.y told him hla story.
Tom shook his head. Ill try. I'v
got four years," he Bald.
'A year later Tom Holloran passod
tho ontranco examinations. Ho en-
torod upon a thrco years' courso. At
tho end of tho timo ho put his shoop
skln into hla bag and wont to tho me
tropolis, with a decent suit of clothos
on his back and a dollar In his pockot.
Tho butler who admlttod him to
tho financier's houso looked at him
I'll givo your namo to Mr. Henry,"
ho said, in a non-commlttnl manner.
Ho stopped. Tom barred tho way.
"Miss Helen" Tom stammered.
"I'll see, air," said tho butler.
Ton minutes passed. Then tho finan
cier entered tho room. Ho did not
"I am Mr. Holloran," said Tom. "You
remember our agreement that I was
to marry your daughter In four
Tho banker's faco grow purplo. "You
Impudent rascal," ho said. "Got out
of my houso!"
"I shall wait on tho doorstep till I
seo Helen," said Tom.
Tho bankor glared at him and loft
tho room. A quarter of an hour lator
ho roturncd with n stylishly drossod
young woman, who looked at Tom aa
if ho wero hardly a human bolng.
But it waB Holen. Tom hnrdly hoard
hor scathing words, ho only know that
his prido was crushed. Her ringing
laughter dismissed him. Ho stumbled
from tho room.
Tho noxt day ho entered hla fa
ther's houso. Tho old man, hardly
changed, looked up and nodded.
"I rocognizo you. son," ho said.
"Still a fool, I reckon. Still hanker
ing aftor that girl. I warned yo.
I told yo."
"Yes, I was a fool," said Tom. "I'vo
como back to get a Job with the
"If that's all you'ro worth," said tho
old man, "you'd host havo stayed
whoro you was."
Tho panic year wiped out many
fortunes, nnd loudest was tho crash
of tho Henry chain of banks. In a
day tho bankor was a ruined outcast,
and tho noxt week a sulcldo. Tho
houso was sold. Tho papors contained
strango stories of Helen's discovery
upon tho island, and reporters camo
and pestered Tom. But nobody know
anything of tho girl.
"Still a fool, Tom?" His fathor
asked ono day, as tho young man sat
brooding over his nets.
"I reckon so," said Tom.
"You'vo given tho bost years of
your youth to a worthless woman,1
said his fathor. "Now is tho timo to
look for another."
Tom did not answer. His spirit
seemod broken. All tho neighbors
thought that, ho seemed to take no
coptod him as ono of
again, and forgot.
Thoro is a legend along tho coast
that what tho sea glvos, it takes; what
it takes it restores. Tho wlntor of that
year was one of raging Btorms. Many
a ship in distress far out at soa was
sighted, but it was not till February
that tho lifeboat rockets signaled
a wreck upon tho rocks In tho bay.
Thoy launched tho boat. Tom, bond
lng to tho oars, saw dimly, through tho
blizzard tho bulk of a great liner ly
ing botwoon the nocdlo-points. Tho
cold cut him llko a razor odgo. Me
chanically ho bent his strength to tho
As tho boat drew near and tried to
lay alongside, whllo tho breakers
pounded her, a desporato cry of a
multltudo fell on tholr ears. A mighty
wave had swopt tho decks of half tholx
huddled humanity. Tho waves woro
black with bobbing honds, hands
clutched wildly for aid and found
Tom leaped Into tho soa to whore
a woman's head appeared for a mo
ment In the suck of a giant wavo. He
seized hor by tho hair and hauled
hor to tho boat's edge. Somehow they
got her in.
Laden to her gunwales with all
that thoy had been ablo to rescuo, the
lifeboat mado hor difficult way to
ward tho shore. But whon she reached
it at last and tho men nnd llshorwlvos
who had assembled there looked Into
Tom's faco thoy know who tho well
dressed strango woman was
Tom kneeled besldo hor, chafing her
cold hands. A tress of hor hair hung
llko a wot wisp over him. Her oyea
woro closed, btt n faint pulso stirred
"Sho will llvo," said tho doctor that
night. "But her brain is Injurod. How
far, I don't know. It is impossible to
say until sho wakes."
. "Still a fool, Tom?" Inquired his fa.
thor, watching his faco,
"No, sir," said Tom. "I know hoi
for what sho 1b; nothing can wlpo
"She's asking for you," said the
Tom went into tho room whore
Holen lay. Her eyes woro open; aa
Tom drow near sho stretched out
her hands and found his nock and
held him closo.
"I am glad it is so near our wed
ding day," sho whlspored. "Wo must
novor leavo each other, dearest I
shall always bo truo to you."
Tho last four years woro wipod from
her mind forover by tho shock. And,
as ho looked into her eyes, Tom saw
that this was tho real Holon come
' back to him forever,
(From Weekly letter. United States De
partment or Acricuituro.)
At this timo of tho year all tho
heavy work on most farms haB been
finished, and horsoB aro moro or less
kilo. Slnco Idlo horsos givo no re
turn In labor performed, tho feeding
should bo as economical aa possible,
and proper caro should bo taken of
tho animals in ordor that thoy may bo
In tho host possible condition for work
In tho early Bprlng.
Horses should not bo confined to
tho barn during tho winter on a lib
oral supply of grain. It is far better
to "rough" thorn through tho cold
tnonthB. Thoy should bo given tho
run of tho ynrd or lot during tho day.
They should bo provided with a pro-
toctod shed, ono that is thoroughly
dry and well provided with bedding.
Whllo naturo does hor part and pro
tects tho horso with a heavy coat of
hair during tho cold months, tho shed
is necessary in ordor to afford tho
necessary shelter and protection
against rain, snow nnd cold winds.
Winter winds como mostly from tho
north and northwest, nnd tho shed
HINTS ON HOG CARE
Muddy Pens Are Disagreeable to
Animals Give Runts Atten-
tion Give Pigs Charcoal.
(By W. D. NEALL. Colorado.)
Birds, dogs or mon may carry hog
cholera from ono farm to another.
Burning tho hog that has dlod of
somo disease 1b the only suro method
of preventing contagion.
Tho hog that hns boon allowed to
Bleep in tho oh) straw stack will soon
cough his health away.
Hogs of all ages and sizes do not
thrive when allowed to pllo up to
Muddy pens aro dtaagrocablo to tho
hogs. Watch tho hog pick tho oar of
corn out of tho mud and sook a dry
placo to cat It and you will bo fully
convinced of this fact.
It pays to soparato the runts from
tho herd and givo thom special atten
tion. By thlB method you ranko thom
SlopB should not bo earned from tho
kitchen to tho hogpon If tho good
houBowlfo uses all kinds of wash pow-
dora In tho dish wntor, for many of
thom aro poisonous.
Puro skim milk Is good for tho
growing pigs. Put a llttlo bran with
it and it will bo tho richer. Do not
givo much sour milk to very young
pigs for fear of tho scours.
Tho dog that "wools" tho cars of
tho hogs or tears tholr hams should
bo kopt away from tho hord oven IT
tho hogs do get through tho fenco
Into tho cornfiold or meadow.
Keep charcoal. Bait and ashes bo
foro tho' pigs all tho timo, and it will
moan death to worms or bowol trou-
Put a tcaspoonful of soda In tho
aow's slop, and It will bo beneficial
to tho pigs afflicted with tho scours.
Pigs look good In a field of nlfalfa,
clovor or rapo, and best of all thoy do
woll whllo running thoro.
Tho pig that 1b weaned will squeal
around a good deal. Tho only way
to shut off his squeal is to fill his
stomach with food.
Kick tho pigs awny from tho straw
Mack. Don't let them sleep thoro. Tho
straw rick Is a good placo to contract
Grade the Apples.
Propor grading is necessary In ordor
to get tho bost pricca from many
crops. This is especially truo ot ap
plea and other products that soil on
appearance. A fow poor apples In a
lot will lowor tho selling price to that
of tho poor apples. Bettor soli No.
and No. S stock In well graded pack'
for Any Farm.
should bo bo situated and constructed
ns to givo tho proper protection from
In tho feeding of idlo horses the
highest-priced fcedB should bo avoid
ed In ordor to keep thom in propor
condition nt tho. l6wost cost. It has
boon found that Idlo horses do very
well on n winter food consisting ot
all tho hay, oat straw, cornstalks, or
sorghum thoy will consumo, so that
little grain la nocossnry.
From six to eight wcoks boforo tho
spring work 1b started tho horses
should bo put at light work and start
ed on a small grain ration in ordor
that thoy may bo in propor condition
for tho work required of thom. Tho
grain ration may then bo gradually
Increased until tho regular allowanco
hns boon reached for tho working ooa
son. Growing colts rcqulro consldorablo
protein. They should bo so fed aa to
securo proper development and at a
minimum cost. Rough feed, such na
clean mixed hay, alfalfa, or clovor,
may bo fed along with a mlxturo of
bran, oats and corn.
HORSES AND MULES
SHIPPED TO EUROPE
Animals Bought for. Export for
Use in the Great War Are
Among Lighter Grades.
(By J'KOF. E. A. TKO WllHIDQIS, uni-
vcrnlty of Missouri, College of Agricul
ture.) About half a million horses and
mules havo been sent to Europe bo
causo of tho war. Although tho num
bor sounds largo, it really Includes
less than two por cont of tho 28,000,
000 horsos and mules on hand In tho
United States January 1, 1915, and a
still lowor percentage whon wo re
member tho .1915 colts must bo added
to this numbor.
Tho 400,000 horsoa bought for ox-
port for uso In tho war aro among
tho lighter animals ranging from 1,000
to 1,500 pounds in weight. Although,
many of thom nro of mixed breeding,
they nro good usoful horsos, but do
not soli for particularly high prices,
and thero Is nn opportunity for tho
rnlsor to produco others of much hot
ter typo to replace thoso that havo
boon sold. Tho increased cost of land,
labor and other things used in horao
rnislng has gradually widened tho gap
between tho price of good horses una"
mules, and thoso of inferior animals
until now only tho superior nnlmalH
can bo produced profitably.
About eighty per cont of tho horsos
nnd mules in tho oountry aro now
owned nnd used on farms. Tho auto
mobile, auto truck ond farm tractor
all help to replace samo of theso ani
mals, but any great chnngea in this
direction will como about gradually
and production will bo govorned large
ly by demand. In vlow of thoso con
stantly changing conditions, howovor.
tho business of horso production of
fers unusual opportunities to tho man
who succeeds in meeting markot de
mands successfully. Horses of tho
draft or high-class saddle typo or
mules of good size and quality and
capablo ot doing lots of hard work
aro likely to prove most profitable
Ensilage should bo cut short. Half
to threo-quartors of an inch ia bettor
than longor cuta. Tho flno cut enah
lago will pack bettor, which means
bettor keeping nnd it also feeds bet
ter. It takes moro power to cut Into
Feed for Calves and Milk.
Tho cow cannot turn all tho nourish
roent sho will get from her food Into
tho milk pall and still havo enough
to build up hor offspring rightly. We
need good calvoa aa much aa we do
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