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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI -"WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
BLOUSES AND SEPARATE SKIRTS
EXTREME CARE SHOULD BE EXERCISED IN
TRANSPORTATION OF VALUABLE DAIRY COWS
6y Mary Graham Bonner
What wltli suit skirts nnd blouses,
separate skirts and blouses nnd oue
plece, all-day frocks, business women
and others may achieve a good many
variations of apparel with the mini
mum outlay for garments. The same
blouse answers for several skirts, the
same . skirt for several blouses, nnd
variety comes of these combinations
sandwiched between days when blouse
and skirt arc replaced with the ouc
pleco frock. The character of the
toilette depends upon the choice of
styles In blouses and skirts, and the
tendency of the styles Is away from
severely tailored things.
The mannish, high-collared shirt
waist, however, is never entirely out
of style, and Its virtues are empha
sized when it Is occasionally worn or
alternated with blouses that are less
severe. It Is trim and businesslike,
nnd we notice these attributes and ad
mire them more when not brought too
often to our attention. Shlrtwnlsts
are, naturally, made of materials that
stand laundering well without nny
special care In It, while blouses of
more dellcnte fabrics have to be
washed or otherwise cleaned with care,
from the nature of the material.
Blouses of georgette crepe and of
crepe in combination with other ma
Along Comes the
Although the severely plnln tnllored
ruM Is giving place to fancier styles,
ulor.p comes the plainest and sim
plest of street hats, making a tre
mendous success. It is a trim, smart
hat that looks well In almost any
compnny, whether with street frock
pr suit. But it shines at its best
when worn with a suit equally trim
nnd simple. If you are looking for a
distinctive and wholesome style, sc
lecr this combination for your fall
street outfit, nnd find yourself ndmlred
tor looking "well bet up" ns In n uni
form. 1 he sailor hat of silk beaver or hat
ter's plush has been received so en
thusiastically that It appears with
many variations of crown and brim.
Crowns are straight or belled or slop
ing, high or medium. Brims ure moro
or lcs& wide, and occasionally slightly
drooping. All these sailors arc band
ed aim nearly all bands nro finished
with Hat bows at the left side. But
lhrn arc exceptions with bows that
arc not flat nnd sometimes they are
f,rt nt the front of the hat. Thoso
little variations of size nnd shape
make it possible to suit all types of
faces In a lint that Is equal to being
unlvevMill.v worn without becoming
In the group above a squcrs
crowned, wlde-brlmmcd model, nnd n
sloping crown with nnrrower brim,
show two of the popular varintlons of
tho sailor. Almost nny milliner dis
play will provide n selection of four
or five varieties of the same hat.
The pretty shirred tnm for a young
terlnls, lead all others in point of.
popularity. This dainty, fragile-look
ing goods is, in reality, very durable
More of the now fall blouses nro made
of it thnn of any other materlnls and
a great many of the new models nro
much like the smocks that made such
u success In styles for summer' they
have short skirts or peplums. Two
nnn? mntlnlc r Dlinun In 1 in ill n I'll J
one having n skeleton Jacket and cuffs
of satin nnd one of georgette alone,
with embroidered neck nnd sleeve.
In separate skirts there Is about as
much variety ns In blouses. For
street wear they are shown in plain
woolens, In plaid and crossbar pat
terns nnd In stripes. For afternoon
there nre beautifully draped velvet
and satin skirts and many in the fancy
weaves of silk nnd silk fiber. Even
for evening wear we have separate
skirts of net and lace and of georgette,
printed chiffon nnd fabrics of similar
character.. But it is the separate sklrta
for street and for afternoon wear that
nrovo most Interesting to women. In
the accompanying picture the crepe'
nnd sntln blouse Is shown worn with
n plain cloth skirt. The skirt at the
right is a fiber silk weave, very simple
In design nnd designed to be useful to
Us wearer for almost any hour of tha
er girl, at the left of the group, Is
made of velvet and has a rosette and
tassel of yarn. It Is a Jaunty hat for
a miss of n typo that may be found
developed In duvetyn nnd angora for
street wear, nnd Is one of several
tarns that appear to lead In popular
ity for tho half-grown girl. The Blue
Devil tnm, made of black velvet, with
a plnwhecl of ostrich at the side, di
stend of a tassel, Is a pert and snucy
Uttlo affair for" the flapper. The tarns
of angorn wool are made with scarfs
foij the neck to match, nnd these
senrfs, In fur color, tnke the place of
furs for young girls. One of them ap
pears In tho picture.
Brown a Queen's Color.
Brown is tho color most often
chosen for tho now nutumn things. It
Is a huo which wns much nffected by
the beautiful Austrian, Marie Antoin
ette, and consequently beenme tho
rage with both men and women of tho
gay court of Louis XVI. In thoso dnya
It wns known ns puce or flen color,
tnking Its nnmo from n most unattrac
tive source the back of a flea.
Treating Whlto Spots on Furniture.
If you carelessly plnco a hot dish on
a polished tnole and And a white spot,
put some oil on tho spot and let It
reninin for a few hours. Linseed oil
Li best, but tt is oxpenslvo now, so
sweet oil caa bo used If you wish.
THE COW'S QUESTION.
"A number of cows were sitting
down after the nfternoon milking was
over." said Daddy. "They were feeling
comfortably lazy nnd were chewing
their cuds happily.
"A cunning little Indigo bird wns sit
ting not fnr away singing such lovely
little songs. But the cows didn't pay
nny attention. They didn't care much
for singing, except their own kind. Of
courso their own kind couldn't bo
called singing. Bellowing would bo
the only suttnblo word for It.
'"That dog did hurry us up,' said
Sirs. Bossy Cow. 'He just made us
hurry so fast. Of course It wns milk
ing time nnd wo Wanted to bo milked,
but my, what nn Impatient, quick sort
of n creature Is that dog.
"'Still I do like milking time, If
only he would not hurry us quite so
" 'Some cows must be quite wild,'
said Miss Bossy Cow, 'when some have
to have their horns taken from them.'
" 'And some cows are very lovely
and dainty,' said a blnck and whlto
"'Blnck nnd white cows.' she con
tinued, 'are especially good looking.'
"The rest of the cows smiled a little
as they chewed.
"'We have n nice barn for the
winter.' snld Mrs. Bossy Cow. 'I do
believe our barn Is ns nice ns any to
be foundi 1 It's much nicer thnn many
n person's house I do believe. And
besides It Is ulcer for a cow.
" 'What would a cow do with n house
and with n b6d-room with a little nnr-
"What Would a Cow Do?"
row ted in It? That would be most
awkward and uncomfortable, most.'
" 'Speaking of a house,' said Miss
Bossy Cow, 'reminds mo of such n
funny thing I saw and thought yester
" 'Dear me, you were pretty smnrt
to be thinking and seeing at the same
time. Just walking n round Is almost
enough for me to do nt a time without
thinking too. Of courso I can chew
all the time,' Mrs. Bossy said, 'but
thinking nnd seeing nt the same time
does sound rather smnrt.'
" 'I don't know whnt made me feel
so smart,' said Miss Bossy. 'Well, I
must tell you what I saw und what I
" 'I was around by the bnck of tho
barn when I thought I would tnke n
little wnlk. The gate Into the field
wns open from the barnyard. Thnt
wns nothing more thnn I expected, but
I saw that the gate leading up to tho
fnrmer's house was open.
"'So I thought to myself thnt I
would take a little stroll, or In other
words n little walk.
" 'I wandered up and the house
looked quite deserted, that is It looked
" 'I looked In one of the windows,
nnd gracious me, wasn't I disappoint
ed at what I saw. One time Mrs,
Bossy saw n bed airing nnd she has
been thinking how nbsurb little beds
were ever since. But I Just saw an
ordinary room. It had a carpet nnd
some chairs, chairs such as n cow
couldn't put her front feet In without
"'There were some books around,
silly little cushions and a tnble In
the center with n lnmp on It.
" 'Thero wns a stove In one corner
of the room which I suppose they have
kept over since Inst winter. And there
were some foot-stools I believe they
would be cnlled, which would do for
one foot of n cowl
" 'But ns I was seeing evcrythlne
thnt Is Inside I thought to myself,
"Gracious, Imagine living where there
is no grass." No there wnsn't
scrap of grass in thnt house I and no
"'Oh, It was a wretched looking
house, wretched, nil curtains and
rugs nnd chnlrsl Denr me, wasn't I
glnd then that I wns n cow nnd so
didn't have to live in there.'
" 'I should think you would have
been glad,' said Mrs. Bossy Cow.
"Then, continued Miss Bossy, 'one
of the children camo along nnd per
suaded me to como back to the barn
yard which I did and very willingly
The child asked me if I liked their
house and I looked away as though
hadn't heard, for I didn't want to be
rude. But oh, I have a question
don't believe anyone could answer.
why, oh, why, don't they hnve cniss
in their houses?' And no one could
answer Miss Bossy's question."
Cat and a Match.
What Is the difference between rat
and n match?
A match lights on Its bead am a
cat on Its feet.
"Aro you an expert accountant?"
"Yes, sir," said the applicant.
"Your written references seem to be
nil right, but tell me moro about your
"Well, my wife kept n household
Midget for thirty days. One night aft
er dinner I sat down and In less than
an hour found out how much we owed
"Hnnrr un vour hnt und coat The
Job is yours."
Standards of Value.
"One of the summer bonrdors ot
ours Is a regulnr profiteer," exclaimed
"Why he's the one thnt pnys the
"Yes. But he eats enough at one
meal to put him ahead of tho game
for the rest of tho week."
Runs In tho Family.
"Jack Grnbcoln says tho most valu
able thing he acqulredat college was o
Umnh 1 I hnppen to know some-
thing about old Mr. Grabcoln's record
at tho same institution and it's mj
opinion that Jack didn't ncqulro o
poker face. Do Inherited It."
Bup Postman I wish thoso fool
hues would havo their houses? nura-
horoa. How do I know whoro this
A law nppeared. Men" pausod to look
With satisfaction deep.
It crept into n statuto boolt
And thero It went to sleep.
"Arc you nn optimist?"
"T nm. Arnn't VOU?"
"Yes. But Just the some I've gotton
over my cnceriui conuuunto uuu
stocks nro going to prosper nnd go up
every time I piny them."
"I noticed you waved your hand to
that trafile policeman."
"Yes," snld tho motorist.
"Old friend of yours?"
"In a way. He's carried mo to court
tt few times."
New Version of Old Saw.
"A nmn Is ns old no he feels," quoted
tho parlor philosopher.
"And n woman Is ns old as net
photograph taken nbout fifteen yenrs
nco." added the mero man. Pearson's
"A benuty doctor Is by force of his
business u philosopher, Isn't he?"
"Why does ho have to bo?"
"Because, no matter what happens,
ho has to put a good face on tho mat
NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE,
"wnars tno aiircrcnco ootwoen a
pessimist and nn optimist7"
"That's easy a pessimist acts tho
way ho foels, whilo an optimist acts
tho way bo thinks ho ought to fool.'
Qcncath this stone
Lies Jasper Lodge,
Ho thought a trolloy car
"If It Is vour nmhitlnn to co Into
tho movies, why do you devote
much time to the study of elocution?
I wish to nccomo n director anu
producer and I want to develop
enough eloquence to hold my own In
nn nrgument with tho actors."
rie This account of n fight says
thnt the Gcrmnns were felled right
niong ny our men.
She-I guess they felled them with
ft mncnine gun.
Treat Bossy Kindly and With
(Prepared by tho United stntoa Depart I
ment of Agriculture.)
Each fall and spring Uioro la normnl-
ly n heavy movement of Bprlngcr or
fresh cows from tho city markets nnd
from dnlry-brcedlng regions to tho
mllk-produclng sections of tho country,
Many commercial dnlrles do not rnlso
now recruits for their herds, nut sun-
ply mako n prnctlco of milking out
fresh cows nnd then disposing of tho
dry animals ns beef and purchasing
moro cows Which huvo Just calved.
Dnlry fnrmcrs, nlso, in order to mnin-
(nin their production of milk nt n
normal point throughout tho year,
oucn nnvo to purcnaso iresn cows or
near springers nt a timu wncn most
of tho producers In their herds aro
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dry. All dnlrymcn who purclmso cows
are urged to exercise- overy effort to
expeuito tno rniiroati movement ot tno
iI.iIhi vvintMsifrir sVl4wltr tltnl I ft 111
dairy matrons during their time In
transit nnd to provldo nil possible
comfort for the nnlmnls en route, uare-
mi management win reuueo mortality
ami win increase prouuction over mu
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now irom tno average cow cnrciussiy
Valuable Animals by Express.
Valuable pure-bred cows usually
should bo handled by express service, tll3 fcCd tho animals might go hun
. ns their Increased worth for breeding .. nP thlrntv fnr bovond tho 80-houi
purposes over tnnt oi grauo miliums,
which nro usunlly handled by freight
service. Justifies the additional ex-
pcndlturo for n rapid trip from tho
point of loading to destination, iiix-
pressago usually costs four or ivo
times as much as movement by freight,
but In tho enso of particularly vnlu
able cows Iho saving in nnimnl com
fort, tho shorter time in transit nnd
tho better conveniences for feeding
and watorlntr tho nnlmnls. nlnko the
added expcndlturo advisable. In caso
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u y ujkiii uivjr diiuuiu uu hh v v
cordlne to tho special system discussed
In this article. As far ns possible,
dnlrv cows should bo shipped ono or
two months before they aro duo to
freshen, ns repeatedly iresn cows nnvo
been ruined, so fnr us tho subsequent
lactation period has been concerned,
as n result of being shipped shortly
beforo freshening or so as to calvo In
Heifers Make Good "Buys."
Milch cows of grade breeding ordl-
narlly nro Bhlppcd by freight, dry
cows nnd fnr springers being most do-
slrnblo for long shipments. Ilelfcrs
which aro not duo to freshen until
three to four weeks after arrival ut
destination muko good "buys," as they
nro of n slzo nnd condition which per-
mils of loading tho car to capacity,
Furthermore, Immature nnlmnls nro
less susceptible to injury in transit
nnd to dnmngo ns a result of chnngo
of environment. So far as possible,
nnlmuls without horns should no
shipped, and whero it is nocessnry to
carry nny horned nnimuls In railroad
cars they should bo penned apart or
tied securely ct ono end of tho enr, bo
thnt they ennnot Injure nny of their
traveling mutes. Whore bulls nro
shipped In mixed carloads, these sires
should bo confined in pens apart from
the other cattle.
Other conditions being equal, it is
recommended by specialists that ubout
14 mature cows bo loaded In n lis or
40 foot car. A practical arrangement
is to tio four cows In each end of tho
car, facing the end wulls, nnd rough
partitions can bo installed so that
two other rows of three cows each
face n center alleyway between the I
car doors, where tho nttendnnt can
stay nnd extra feed and water can bo
carried. This arrangement is most
comfortnbltf for the cows, ns they
rldo nnd nbsorb the Bhock and Jar
better, whilo it nlso facilitates tho
operations of tho caretaker In feeding
the cows und cleaning tho car.
Watch the Weather.
It In meforablo to move tho cows
during cold weather, as hot weather
mul close confinement In tho car aro
hard on tho milk producers. Care must
be exercised, however, not to cxposo
tho cows needlessly during very cold
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minion niu l iirnviHiuu liiuuu lur it iiu
quent chnngo of ulr. At beat It takes
nn nnimnl nbout a year to becomo
thoroughly acclimated to a warmur
colder climate than that to which
Iniu linnn iif-lMlHtnmod nnd Oil this UC-
count tho movement should tuko place
nr vo..- wimn fin tnmnnrti.
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uairy nniiiiai uiuiuuku
Consideration When She Travels.
quire neither petting nor pampering
should bo handled under normnl con-
dlttons before and durlug tho railroad
lri,) Tho cows should bo fed nnd
watered nt regular Intervals, nnd it
nny of tno nnlmnls nre in milk they
should bo milked nccordlng to regular
schedule. It pnys to feed grain nnd
lmy during n long shipment whoro tho
cows nro nccustomed to these feeds.
ja difficult to feed grain in u freight
onP whoro no snoclnl provisions nro
mado to prevent wastage, n3 it result
ot t0 tendency of tho animals to move
njmnf whom thev nro not hold so-
Ciruiv in place. Ilowcvcr. on long trips
,,rnm cun i,0 carried in tho car and
lcd nt nil points whero tho stock Is
Unloaded. A competent attendant
Bi,ould nlwnys nccompnny the dairy
cowa. i,e should rldo in tho car with
the BtocCf ns often ho enn avert In
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n;v n tho nnlmnls bv nromnt nctlon
n cngo ono 0j them cots down or
otherwise gets into trouble.
Watrr Rnnnlv Imnnrtnnt.
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several largo barrels of water, aa
wcU as plcnty of feC(1( 8hould bo car.
ii mi in Tim pnr n lnwiiniiii'n iiiriiiiiMK
delay or nccldent which mny detain
tno trnin to tho extent that without
jlmit- Snnd is 0no of tho best bedding
materials, nnd during long trips fresh
Rnnitps of It should bo nlaccd In tho
Clir nt unloading points whenever they
STRAW IS EXCELLENT
ROUGHAGE FOR STOCK
BV-PrOdUCt ShOUld Never BO
Burned or Wasted.
Besides Furnlshlnn Good Feecs it, t,ar
n0 Used for Beddfna to Save
Large Part of Valuable Liquid
Manure for Fertilizer.
lhQ VMeA gtaUa Dopart
mont of Agriculture.)
Thrashing should not bo attempted
when wheat or straw is wet or tough,
as good results cannot then bo ob
tained. Wheat can dry out much bet-
tor In the head than after being
thrashed. If thrashed wet and mnr
kcted immedlntely it Is discounted
heavily In price ; If placed In. tt bio
it is likely to become hot and bndly
The whent straw may be stacked in
tho open, stored in the mow, or spread
nt once over tho Held. When the price
js good It mny be sold. It should nevci
bo burned. Straw furnishes excellent
roughage for live stock, while by using
it for bedding in stalls n largo part
0f tho vnlunblo liquid mnnuro enn be
presorved. Hotted straw from an old
straw pile or from straw spread dl-
roctly on tho field mnkos good munure.
ns each thousand pounds of straw con-
tnlns on tho average nbout eight
pounds of potassium, five pounds of
nitrogen, nnd smaller ninounts of other
important plant foods. A thousnmi'
pounds of wheat grain removes on the
nverngo about twenty pounds of nl-
trogen and nbout three and one-hair
pounds each of potassium nnd pilos
Overgrazing will rum the best ol
Don't feed moldy sllago to horses or
sheep. Deaths will result.
Tho fewer sows kept together dur
Ing tho breeding season and until far-
I t A I At XLL..
rowing umo uu ihhiw.
Any typo of good silo is n vniunniff
adjunct to the farm equipment where
thero is nvo Btocic to ieeu.
All nf lin vnnnr. nnlmnlst rnlRoil thla
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vnnr should have a fulr chance to
depend upon tho number nnd kind.
much money is wasteu every year
hy Inefficient use of borso labor. Many
or nirms nnvo too iew norses in iiropor-
It "on to uio men ou tuo mnu.
When tho horse comes In after worlr,
snongo off the linrness marks and
Swnnt. his eves, his nose and mouth.
,! t , drt. W ish hi fret hut mvt
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