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THE 8EMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
Unusual and Clever
If the trim tallormade shown hero
had nothing further to recommend It,
Its Independence and orlginullty of
style would command attention. The
test of perfection In n tallormade Is
to be able to do this In the face of Its
unobtrusive color nnd severity of lines.
The suit pictured Is so quiet as to
color .and finish that It might pass un
noticed, but by sheer cleverness of de
sign and perfection of workmanship
everyone Is compelled to look twice
and to Admire. '
The plain skirt hangs In five panels,
formed by deep Inverted plaits. It has
a narrow hem and reaches u little be
low the shoetops. The fastening is at
the left side under one of the plaits
and there is no finish except neces
cary machine stitching.
Coats that Introduce braid bindings
are rare this season but both braid
and velvet are successfully used In the
Superb Gown In
The magnificent gown pictured was
made for an exhibition of the best
that gown makers can do and for1 the
consideration of critical and experi
enced Judges of apparel. It appeared
In the Fashion Show with immense
credit io Its producers and stands for
tho utmost In rich nnd refined design.
Black velvet nnd ermine furnished
Inspiration to, the designer, who plnycd
yp to them with black georgette crepe
embroidered with silver, and n founda
tion petticoat of black satin. The
satin petticoat has n border of net and
Is cut considerably shorter than the
petticoat of crepo and skirt of velvet
HUed with soft white satin.
Tho bbdlco Is of crepe, embroidered
across the front with silver, nnd hna
an overdrapo of velvet bordered with
ermine. The sleeves ore elbow length
Jsut finished with a deep Bhaped flounco
development of this model.. Silk;
braid defines the edges of the cont,
nnd velvet Is Introduced In a collar
nnd vest thnt are wonderfully becotn
lug. This design is of special Interest
to the slender woman, with Its avoid
ance of straight lines and Its shnpell
ncss. In the cout a flnrlng peplum is
set under a Jacket that opens above
and below the waistline at the front'
The Jackot has long rovers and n
rolled sailor collar. The coat sleeve Is
rather large at the top, but Is nar
rowed below the elbow and closes
with nn overlap along the forenrm.
This, nnd the bottom of the sleeve, la
bound with braid.
Metal buttons are set along tho
sleeve from the waist nearly to the el
bow, and down the front of the velvet;
vest. Larger buttons of the same kind
are used for fastening the coat nnd
arc Joined by a silk cord.- They urq
set. above tho waistline.
Black and White.
of the crepe, which is ulso bordered
with ermine. A wide crushed glrdlo
abouf tjie top of the skirt Is un Im
portant Item In the design and It sup
ports two small ornaments of sliver,
bordered with ermine, at the front A
silver tassel nud cord hangs from each
Just the hat for such a gown wus
chosen to be worn with It. It hns a
brim of black crepe georgetto bordered
wTth velvet, and u soft puffed crown
of velvet. There Is a spray of black
paradise nt the front. This costume Is
quite splendid enough for occasions
that requlro tho most for real dress,
and It Is dignified and brilliant at tho
A new chocolato la one of the browns
for Uie fall.
Bg H. M. EGBERT
(yopyrleiit. 1918. by W. 0, Chapman.)
"Tho sentence of this court is that
you arc to bo shot at daybreak."
Tho young English olllcer spoko to
the young German, caught within tho
British lines without uniform. Such
nn oftenso carries only one penalty
with It In warfare The spy Is too dan
gerous a man to be dealt with lu any
The German smiled ironically. Tho
sergeant In churgo of him conducted
him to tho guardhouse, but not before
ho had cast a meaning glance nt Lieu
tenant Denis, who had communicated
to him the court's decision.
All tho while the court-martial was
being held a Gcrmnn big gun wns ham
mering away nt n spot behind tho Brit
ish lines. It wns a 42-ccntlmeter, how-
Itzer, nnd wns being fired apparently,
under tho belief that some vital lino of
communication existed there. And tho
shells had been exploding nearer, each
with r. dcvnetatliig uprush of soil nnd
Tho night wore uwny. Tho prisoner
In the guardhouso heard the gun play
ing wlthoutcessntlon. Ho hnd nerved
himself to meet his fate. He had no
fear, for Unit was the lot of a cap
tured spy. Nor had ho a sense of In
justice. But ho knew that Denis would
.Denis came nt four o'clock when ho
returned from duty. He found tho
prisoner waiting for him, smoking on
"Well, Krnus3," said Denis.
"I wuh expecting you," said tho oth
er. "Lord, Denis, what n world away
wo are from Montclalr 1"
Denis nodded and gulped. "It was
a hard thing to have to do, although
wo were not exactly the best of neigh
bors at Montclalr," he said.
Krauss waved his hand deprecating
Krauss Was Raised High in the Air.
ly. "I am glad It was not my fnte
to have to do It to you," ho said. "Do
you remember when we used to run for
the New York train In the mornings?'
"And wo always walked homo to
gether nt night," said Denis.
"Yes. That wns when we were good
neighbors. Wlmt a pity you ever mort
gaged that piece of property to me 1"
"I had to raise somo money quickly
for business purposes," said Denis.
"And I had to foreclose," answered
Krauss. "Y,our business ventures wero
"They would have been, If you hadn't
shut down on me," answered the Kng
llshman. "But what's the good of
thinking over thoso things now? This
beastly war finished me. You know
my business interests wero largely
with England. I hnd to enlist should
have done so nnywny, though. Got
my commission after our first fight
wonder what my wife "
He checked himself, nnd the Ger
man looked at him curiously. "So you
are married?" he asked, evidently
pleased with the news. "I should have
been by now. But Kitty Loft promised
to wait for mo whea I sailed. That
was three months or so before you loft,
wasn't If? She'll wait for me till tho
end of time that girl. Denis. I want
you to write u note to her Informing
He broke off, for the first tlmo filled
with evident emotion. Denis nodded,
"I'll let her know," ho said.
"Do you know, I alvt ye thought you
ared for Miss Loft, suld Krauss,
wutchlnir the other straneelv. "Of
jourse I regarded you an something of
a rival until I learned that she cared
for me. Whlsh I"
The exclamation was caused by a
mattering explosion from tho big gun
A sentry came to 'ho door. "It
knocked down tho camp commandant's
house, sir," ho explained.
"Yes?" Inquired Donls, rising. Ho
stretched out his hand to Krauss.
"I'll seo you In the morning," said
Krauss, with ghnstly humor.
Denis left him. Krauss paced his cell,
milling. Ho had loved Kitty dovoted
y, and, though sho hnd promised to
vnlt for him, he hnd u little fear that
3cnls . . . well, DefJa was married,
nno. thcro wns no fear now, Somewhere
they would meet again, Kilty nnd he,
In thnt land whero all good things come
At six o'clock the guard enmo for
him. Ho was led n few paces away
from tho guardhouse, to whero n fllo ot
soldiers was drawn up. Their rifles
wero held In their hands at tho slope.
Krauss and Denis nodded.
"Vol" said Krauss, aa tho sergeant
began to fasten a white handkerchief
about his eyes. "I'll take It with my
eyes open," ho said.
The sergeant looked nt Denis, who
nodded. Tho rifles wero raised,
Krnuss stood facing them. At that
moment his fnco was singularly calm.
"Whce-ee-ce I" sang a big slicll from
the distance. Denis wns waiting for
It to fall before giving tho command
to lire. Tho sound enmo nearer and
nearer, Suddenly the air was filled
with flame. A terrific din wns In their
cars. Krnuss wns raised high In tho
nlr nnd flung down bodily Into tho
Slowly tho sulphurous fumes died
nwny. Krauss opened his eyes. Whero
the guardhouse had been thcro was not
even tho fragment of a structure. And
where had been tho rolling meadow
was only n deep, barren pit, still full
of dust nnd smoke.
Out of tho smoke n hand's breadth
nway, emerged the face of Denis. Ula
eyes were open and ho was looking nt
Krauss. The two men continued to re
gard each other In silence for perhaps
n minute. Then Denis slowly raised
His uniform wns hanging from htm
In tatters. Ono arm hung limply nt
his side. But otherwise he did not
seem to be Injured. Krnuss raised him
self to n sitting, position. Blood wus
dripping from his shoulder where n
fragment of the shell hud struck him.
All about them thcro wns absolute
silence, except for , tho sudden out
pouring of n lark's song, high over
head. They wntched each other with
n grim question In their eyes.
There remained nothing nt nil of
tho firing squad, except perhaps somo
mutilated bodies, burled under fifty
tons of earth. Tho force of tho ex
plosion happened to have hurled tho
two men In ono direction, while" It
burled the rest That was nil. It was
the unappealable, Inexorable law of
Presently Denis extrncted his first-
aid bandage and, crawling toward
Krauss, began to bandage his arm.
Krauss submitted In silence, wincing
u, little as the stripped flesh wnB ex
posed under the sleeve. Denis wound
tho bandage about the wounded limb
with deliberation. When ho' had fin
lshed he put his head on one side nnd
surveyed his work critically. Then
Kruuss spoke for the first time.
"Rather straUgc," ho suggested,- "to
bandage up u man who Is tp dlo in u
neDonls looked nt him steadily. "That
sentence cannot be executed, Krnuss,"
"Why?' 'Inquired Krauss.
"Because there is nothing to prevent
you from taking your chance nt crawl
ing back to your lines. Look 1"
Where the British outposts hnd been
tho earth was piled Into a succession
of pits nnd caverns by the big guns.
It wns a No Man's Lund of desolation,
"You aren't going to kill me, then?"
Inquired tho Gcrmnn.
"No," answered Denis. "We are
both out of action now," ho added,
looking at his arm. . ,
"Permit me," suld Krnuss. And, tak
ing out his first aid bandage from his
knapsack, he began to cut nway tho
sleeve of the other's wounded urm and
to bind up tho wound.
"That's about oven, I think," ho
said, when he had finished, looking
critically at his work. "Now, I want
to ask you a question. Why didn't
y&u kill me?" Why don't you do It
now? You are ublo to fire your, re
volver with your left hand, and I am,
unarmed. Is It because of tho Mont
"No," answered Denis.
"It Isn't henplng coals of fire on my1
head bocuuso I foreclosed on that
mortgage of yours?"
"No," said Denis again.
"Because I don't havo to, and I don't
want tho Job of sending news of your
deuth to to Miss Loft," said Denis,
"Are you satisfied?"
"Tliun let me recommend you to
get out as quick us you can before the
ambulances come up," said Denis.
Krauss held out his hand, and Denis,
ufter an Instant's pause, took It. "Good
luck l" 1q said,
"The luck of war," answered tho oth
er, as ho crawled out of tho pit.
And Denis, weak and wenry from his
wound, watched tho spy's slow prog
ress through tho grass until ho disap
peared in the distance. Perhaps ho
hud done wrong to let film go, ho
thought but then, ho wus no execu
tioner; nnd how could ho write to his
wlfo that he had put to death tho mini
whom sho hnd onco loved nnd who
thought that shb still loved him?
The late James J. Hill was a roan
of buoyant optimism.
"Fultures," ho once suld In nn ud
dress to railroad men, "fullures ure ul
ways pessimists. Successes, on tho
other hund, are optimists. Which Is
"It's eusier to slip down hill thun
to cJlmb up, but tho view, remember,
Is at the top."
Striking an Average,
Nlpp That felow Hlghedde Is gen-
Tuck Yes, but his own opinion of
himself brings tho average pretty well
PROFITABLE DUCK INDUSTRY ON FARMS
SUPERIOR DUCKH0U8E ON LONG ISLAND.
Ducks can bo raised with success
And nt a profit on general farms, says
Alfred R. Lee, a poultry specialist of
the department of agriculture, but
they do not appear to bo as well
ndaptcd as n source of Income to av
erage farm conditions as fowls, al
though they serve to add variety, both
of meat and of eggs, for tho farmer's
table. If tho demnnd for ducks, and
especially for duck eggs, Increases,
breeds of ducks which ore good layers
should he profitable on farina, particu
larly whero thcro Is good pasture land
containing u, stream or any running
water. Farmers rarely give tho neces
sary cure to their ducklings, either in
feeding or In marketing, to bo able to
cater to the trado In fancy green
Duck farms nrc usually located on
tight, sandy soil, generally on sloping
land, whero tho droppings will leach
Pekln Duck. ,
freely Into tho soil, so that tho land
keeps sweet nnd clean. Tho farm
should hnvo good shipping facilities
to aid both in -shipping products and
In buying supplies. Tho nrrangement
,af the buildings should bo planned to
economize labor und allow for futuro
DETERMINING SEX OF CHICKS
Certain Marks by Which Pullets May
Be Distinguished From Cocker
els After Hatching.
By C. a ANDEItBON, Colorado Agri
cultural Colleffo, Fort Collins, Colo.)
With the rapidly growing day-old
chick Industry the question of sex'
determination nuturnlly urlses. Many
suyers would llko to order all pullets,
ill cockerels or a given number of
euch, und would bo glad to pay an ad
ditional price for this assurance.
Tho sex of Barred Plymouth Rock
:hlcks can be told with u rcusonublo
Jegreo of accuracy. Tho pullet has
a dark, willow-colored beuk, some
times streaked with black. It Is of
finer bone tlnln the cockerel nnd tho
legs are dark and smoky colored. Tho
:ockercl has bright yellow legs nnd
Denk nuil, usually u coarse head und
prominent eye. Tho cockerel Is u gruy
)r sluto color while the pullet Is durk
r. The white tip of tho wings nnd spot
n top of tho head uro mpst notice
lblo on the pullet, duo to tho con
:rust with the deeper black. This
a.enns can only bo used to denote
the sex tho first couple of days. After
this time they till tuko on the one
harnctcrlstle blue color, tho beuk
ind legs of tho pullet fudo out to yel
ow. Similar methods can be employed
vlth all pnrtl-colored breeds. With
lolld golored birds the best means
)f determining sex Is tho prominent
NATURE'S WAY FOR CHICKENS
rollow That Rule as Far as Possible
In Feeding and Caring for
Wo should follow nature or rather
,et nature have her own way as nearly
is possible In feeding and curing for
my young unlmnl, Who ever heard
)f n chicken having bowel, or any
)thcr trouble,when the old hen found
most of Its food, und cured for It as
jnly a hen cun? When we assume
:o take nutu-o's place in feeding and
taring for unlmnls, wo uro on dungor
PREVENT LICE AND CHOLERA
Both Flourlr.li In Hot Weather, and
May Be Avoided by Little Work
Dr'ore Trouble Begins.
Llco and cholera germs flourish In
hot weuthcr, and both by u llttlo work
tnny bo prevented.
Running for remedies and cleaning
up when a flock Is down with conta
gious disease la certainly a ridiculous
and fruitless procepdlng und exhibi
tion of bow not to do It
Incrcnso of tho equipment. Tho Incu
bator collar should bo convenient to
tho brooder house, the brooder house
to tho growing houso and pens, and
these buildings to tho killing housr
The pens In tho houses, the outsldi
yards, and tho nrrangement of tho
buildings, should be planned so that
tho ducks may bo easily located. Con
venient wnterlngnrrnngcnicnts nrtf es
sential where largo numbers or ducks
nro kept, ns they' require n Inrge.
amount of drinking water. While,
ducks may bo kept successfully under
very Intensive conditions, It in udvls
ublo to allow consldernblo ynrd space.
Doublo yards, which may bo rotated
and planted to quick-growing crop,
such iib oats, whent, nnd rye, nro good
for intensive duck farms.
It Is ndvtsnblo to hnvo n pond or
stream for the breeding ducks, its they
usually glvo better fertility under
these conditions, although on hoiiio
successful duck farms tho tlucktj nro
always kept on dry laud, Tho young
ducks on somo farms which havo it
pond nro not allowed to go Into tho
water except to batho and clean, their
feathers Just beforo marketing. Other
growers, however, allow the green
duckB freo access to 'ponds or streams
until they nro marketed,
There nro 11 standard breeds of
ducks which may bo divided Into throo
classes i (1) tho racut clnss, Including
tho Pekln, Aylesbury, Muscovy, Roueri,
Cayuga, Buff and Swedish: (2) tho
egg class, which Includes tho Indian
Runner, and (3) tho ornamental clnsH,
composed of the Call, tho Crested
White, nnd tho Black East India. Tho
common "puddle" duck la kept on
many farms In tho middle West nnd
South, nnd Is generally of email slo,
n poor layer nnd an undesirable typo
of market duck. Excepting tho,, Mus
covy, nil of que economic breeds of
ducks nro said to have originated from
tho Milliard, or common wild ducks.
PROFIT IN CAPON INDUSTRY
Prevailing Scarcity of Meat Creating
Demand for Fowls Necessary
Operation Is Simple.
Tho capon Industry which now can
bo carried on profitably Is Buro to de
velop rapidly, In tho opinion of N. L.
Harris, superintendent of tho poultry
plant nt tho Knnsns State Agricultu
Whero capons nro raised In largo
numbers, suys Harris, It now Is possi
ble to ship them direct to largo cIUck
whero thcro Is n ready sale at good
prices. Owing to tho prevailing scar
city of meut-prodUcIng animals It Is
probublo that tho capon will find u
permanent place on many of tho farms
of the middle West and will 1)0 u
source of constant profit
Numerous buyers In Htiinll towns
have niude quotations In tho last Hen
son ranging from 14 to 18 cents u
pound live weight, depending upon the
size of tho capon. If capons nro
raised on the farm this allows u good
mnrgln for profit. Tho operation nce-
es&nry to produce capons U slmiilo
ami cun bo performed by anyone ufter,
a little practice, Tho capon does not
ns a Vulo grow much moro rapidly than
the cockerel but puts on moro pounds
of meat for the amount of food con
sumed. SELECTION OF GOOD LAYERS
Pullet Should Have Fine Head, Alert
Eyes and Comb and Face ana
Wattles of Fine Texture.
Judging poultry Is said to bo finer
art than tho selection of other farm
animals, but the man pr woman who
picks pullets with lino heads ulcrt
eyes and combs, faces und wattles of
fine texture has tak-ui the first stop
toward IncrenBcd egi production.
Good pullets should stand squuro on
their feet, with legs wldu apart with
the front end of the body slightly high
er thun tho posterior end, and with
lonir back und tall carried rather hlehj
The body should bo Wddgc shaped,
yielding umplo room for the reproduc
tive and digestive organs.
CONVENIENT SITE FOR HOUSE
As Women Usually Look After Chick
en Flock It Is Well to Have Coop
Near1 Farm Dwelling-
The women usually look after the
chickens. If a man wants to help his
wife he can do so by locating tho
chicken coop not too fur from tho
house and In a handy location and by
building it for convenience with fec
hoppers, shell hoppers, water dishe
and alfalfa racks.
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