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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEKKLY TRTBUNE.
IN THE TROUSSEAUX
Tlie little cnmpnny of line fabrics
for underthlngs which women usually
consider when the trousseau must be
planned Include batiste, nainsook,
wash silk, satin and crepe-de-chlnc.
Hut crepe georgette had only to knock
at the door and It was admitted to
this charming company; the sheerest
and daintiest, hut the least practical
member of It. However, it is there
among the others and destined to stay,
for In spite of Its delicacy it is not
fragile. This Is one of the new de
partures In the styles for undcrthlngs.
Another Is the use of colors Instead of
white In materials and printed as well
as plain patterns.
For the purpose of decorating, lin
gerie laces, ribbons and needle work of
various kinds have not found any ri
vals. Little chiffon' roses find a place
on the sheerest garments and narrow
ribbons are used in frills and shlr
rlngs on them. Hut these are for lux
urious and little-used garments. On
those that aro more dependable,
roscUes and bows that can bo pinned
on and ribbons that can he easily
token out or put In, with the usual
lingerie laces and stltchery, are used.
Silk and cotton, chamois or wnsh
nhio kid gloves, are preferred for
gloves that must he often cleaned, and
they are the only practical kinds for
business women, or others who must
wear them every day. Chamolsettc
cloth that looks like chamois skin
Is mnde in ail the glove colors and
white, and It Is tho most satisfactory
material for everyday wear. Gloves
made of It should be washed In luke
warm water with a bland soap, rinsed
and hung up to dry. If stitched with
black It Is better to wasli in cold wa
ter; squeeze as dry as posstylo In a
soft towel and dry quickly to keep the
black from running. Pieces of tnrk
Isli towel stuffed Into gloves of this
kind will help to prevent the color
from spreading while they are drying,
and also prevent drying In streaks,
which sometimes happens when tho
Cloves are hung up to dry without
I Ills precaution. With gloves as with
stockings, It Is beat to have several
pair and wear them in rotation, wash
ing them when soiled. Three pairs
will Insure '.'lean gloves for a week,
even In tho smoke-laden air of cities.
Cotton and silk gloves may be very
successfully darned, using a glove
darner In the lingers. Double linger
tips in silk glovey are worth the extra
price they bring, for It Is more dllll
cult to darn silk gloves than cotton
How to Care for Kid Gloves.
There are right und wrong ways of
putting fin gloves. The right way
does not Injure them; the wrong way;
weakens and (ears the skin or fabric
In a very short time. Black kid gloves
Hhmild bo kept In paradln or oiled
paper. A black glove Is a white skin j
pnlntcd. This paint will harden and
dry If not properly cared for. All ,
Not all undergarments are frilly und
Incy there are many very plain
things, simple and tailored, that con
tent themselves with hem-stltchlngand
perhaps a single prim little bow foi
But not to this class belong the
night dress and envelope chemise
shown in the picture. Batiste and nil
the silks avaliablo for undergarments
are to be had in printed designs slm
liar to that used for these two pretty
garments that are the glory of the
troussenu. Here they are made of
llowered wash silk, with frills of lace
about the neck and sleeve openings
and frills of ribbon about the bottom.
Pretty bow knots made of shirred rib
bon, having chiffon roses set In them,
are set on the front of both the night
dress and the chemise. Light pink is
tho favorite color for undergarments
but other colors are used. The sheer
est fabrics are not often chosen In
white, but cottons and silks that are
to be often lnundcred are better In
white than in colors. Batiste In light
pink stands tubbing weir and has
mnde an Important place for Itself In
American made lingerie.
gloves should bo kept awny from snlt
or damp air as much as posslbio.
They should be kept dry, but away
from heat. Time and great core
should be taken In putting them on
the first time, so that the seams may
not be stretched.
Cleaning Kid Gloveo.
After the gloves have been cleaned
with petrol or benzine, and they are
quite dry. place thorn on the hand and
stroke tlrmly with a bone soltspoon,
beginning at the linger tips and work
ing down to the wrist. Tills smooths
and polishes the kid, and tho gloves
keep clean much longer.
Mending the Qloves.
Use cotton thread for mending kid
gloves, as silk thread will cut the kid.
Do not use the over stitch, as It al
ways shows so plainly. Take a stitch
on one side of tho seam and then a
stitch on tho opposite side, nnd draw
them together. This keeps the regu
lar renin Intact and conceals the fact
thnt tho glove is mended.
To Keep Evening GloveG Clean.
To keep evening gloves clenn In a
street car or train draw n pair of
loose white silk or lisle gloves over
tho kid. Tho outer gloves may be
easily drawn off and slipped Into
muff or pocket.
Long Gloves, Cut Off.
Cut off tho hand part of long gloves.
Tho arm part Is perfectly good. Take
It to a glove factory, nnd hnve n short
pair of gloves, that match In color,
sowed on the arm part, or you can do
It yourself, uHng n feather or em
fyllABY GRAHAM BONNER
"I want to tell you a story this eve
ning," said Daddy, "or a big school In
a big city where tlu-y do some very
Interesting and unusual thlnirs. And
I want to tell you both about them,
Nick and Nancy, and let your friends
hear about them, too.
"I told you once of how they make
a game out of learning to be mannerly
anu or what fun they have acting the
rude and tho polite parts.
-nut tins time I want to tell you
something of the poetry they write.
Yes, real poetry. People often wrlto
poetry of children and about them, hut
It Is not often that children them
selves write poetry except In prizo
"But they do write It hero, and they
nave lots of fun doing It.
"This school Is n nubile school and
the principal there likes everv ono of
the three thousand children who como
each day to the school 1 More than
that, ho Is devoted to them, so he
thinks of all the things he can to make
mo school life more Interesting and
entertaining and better.
r-very year the children get out a
book which they write themselves.
print themselves, and make the front
page illustration and the decorations
themselves. They have a print shop
in tno school, where not only do they
print this book, but they do all tho
school printing as well.
"These books, however, aro a collec
tion of the best poems written by tho
children during tho year.
"There Is n great competition, for
there are three thousand children ns
I said before In tho school."
"What does competition mean, Dad
dy?" Nancy npked.
"I'm not sure myself," said Nick.
"It means," Daddy nnswered, "when
there are a lot of people working or
striving to get on and each competes or
tries to get ahead of the other. Just
as if you and your friends might work
for a prize 1 You would all be com
peting for the prize or all would he In
"So when there arc many children
who can all try to write poetry for
theliook and when, of course, only tho
best will be used for the school hook
it makes every one try so hard to do
the best possible.
"They write poetry of all sorts of
things, of things they see, of visits
they make, of amusing things, of pret
ty things, of jolly things.
"Some of them write fairy poetry,
and little ploys and acts and such
things In poetry, and then at times
they act llieso out and dress up in the
"Quito often they act out the noems
ut school entertainments and you can
see how that would be.
"For Just suppose you wrote a poem
about a dream, or about a game, or
"They Write Poetry."
about dressing up, or about trips to a
zoo or n farm, what fnn it would be
to act It out
"The creatures one wrote about
could be acted out, and the parts all
"It Is so line, too, to think that they
get up the whole thing themselves.
The children hand In their poems nnd
the best ones aro chosen by the prin
cipal for tho book and the entertain
ments, as 1 said before.
"Then after these are chosen the
hoys In the print shop set up the poems
themselves, so that everything Is their
"They write in poetry what they
think of different things and they
write verses to help along all sorts of
good work, such as when they're get
ting up posters they write verses to go
with tho drawings.
"For those who don't care to write
little verses there Is a competition to
draw the best picture which will he
chosen for the front of the book. And
in thinking of what they will-draw and
In trying a number of things they will
tell you what fun they've had, for they
never know until they stopped to
look, really how beautiful a tree or a
sunset or a park could be.
"And," said Daddy, "after reading
the poetry they write It makes older
people quite ashamed to think how
bright children nrel"
Nick and Nancy laughed.
"We'll write some verses, Daddy,
i ml you will see thnt we are brighter
than you; I'm Bure of thut," ended
Little Roy hud returned from a
week's visit to his mint, nnd wns try
ing to describe the folding bed he had
been sleeping in, "It lays down at
night, mamma, and stnuds on Its hind
Itfjpj In the daytime."
DAY OF FORTY-EIGHT HOURS
Fact About Measurement of Time
With Which Some May Not Be
Dr. Willis H. Johnson, In his work
on "Mathematical Geography," shows
that "portions of three days may ex
ist at the same time between 11 :M
o'clock n. ni. and 12:80 o'clock p. m.,
London time. When It Is Monilnv noon
at London Tuesday has begun at Capo
I'csimor, nut Monday morning has not
yet dawnod nt Attn Island. Nenrlv
half an hour of Sunday still remnlns
mere." wnnt is known as the "In
ternatloiint Date Lino" divides the
days from ono another this being sit
noted on tho one hundred and eight I
eth meridian. Tlds runs duo north
iiiui souin, nut there arc two slight
changes which havo leen made In It,
for the sake of convenience.
While a day at any particular place
us m nours long, each day lasts on
earth at least -18 hours. Anv clvon
day, sny Christmas, Is first counted, as
mat day just west of tho dato line.
Tho people Just'west of the dato line,
who first balled Christmas have en
Joyed 12 hours of it when It reaches
England: 18 hours nf it wimn t
reaches central United Stntcs, and 21
hours of It, or a wholo day, when It
begins In western Alusltn. Inst mutt
of the dnte line. Christmn's, then, has
existed 21 hours on tho globe, but
having Just begun In western Alnskn.
It will tarry 24 hours longer nmong
mankind. Owing, however, to the tr.
regularity of tho date line, dnys last
more than -10 hours ; In fact, 40 hours,
TO AROUSE HEAVY SLEEPER
Writer Recommends That It Be Done
With an Odor, Preferably Not
"What Is tho best method of waking
a soundly sleeping person?" Is a ques
tlon quite n few millions of persons
would like to have answered, there be
ing few who have not or do not con
tlnue to exhaust every scheme and
method known to them to rouse some
henvy-headed members of their fnm
Hies In time to eat hrenkfast and get
to tho ofllco or school on time.
"With an odor, undoubtedly," n
well-known physlclnn replied to tho
question. "The sense of smell Is tho
most easily aroused of any of the live.
We have trained ourselves to disregard
noises or else wo would get no sleep
at nil In a city. In the country the
some sounds which we utterly disre
gard In town would awaken us In
stantly," suys tho Knnsas City Star.
"To shake a person Is more or less suc
cessful, as a rule, but often It serves
to only half rouse tho sleeper, nnd he
turns over nnd goes to sleep again, or,
If he does wake, ho Is apt to bo in a
bad humor. Any really unusual noise
Is effective, but one can't think of a
new nolse-mnktng method every morn
ing. "When nn odor Is used, however, the
sleeper wakes at once Is wide awake.
Almost nny odor will answer, If not too
faint. Perfume of nny kind Is espe
cially good. Ammonia, camphor In
fact anything with a decided odor, will
do, hut It should not ho too powerful,
or tho awakening will bo violent."
Sense of Taste.
The sensation of taste, whllo of
common and constant experience, is
highly complicated In Its nature.
What Is commonly cnlled taste Is
not a simple sensation nt all, but rath
er a complex. In addition to tho net
ual functioning of tho apparatus prop
erly pertaining to the sense of taste,
the tonguo receives Impressions of va
rious other sorts, all of which go to
make up this complex. As finally re
corded In tho consciousness, the tnsto
of any substance has to do with Its
heat or coolness, perhaps with a mild
amount of pain, certainly with nstrln
gency or acidity which are In them
selves further complexes of thermic
and tactile sensations nnd nbovo all
with smell. The reader will prohnbly
agree that Ico creom nnd coffeo are en
tirely different from their true Selves
when served at Inopportune tempera
tures ; and It Is a mntter of record that
a person of tho keenest taste may
make tho most ludicrous errors If
asked, blindfolded nnd with his nose
stopped, to Identify substunces placed
In his mputh.
Where the Steak Went.
One rainy day I walked Into a cafe
terlo, selected my dinner, and Just as
I stood at tho checker's desk tho party
In front of mo took a step back, knock
ing tho tray from my hands nnd spill
ing tho entlro contents on tho floor. I
thought us I looked at the unfortu
nnte mess thnt I failed to seo tho steak
which had been on tho tray, but sup
posed that It had fallen under n chnlr
out of sight. A waitress stepped up to
mo and told mo to select my dinner
over again, which I did, with every
one In the place watching mo, I bolt
ed the food as quickly as I could nnd
went out Into the rain once more,
when upon opening my umbrelln the
piece of steak which I had failed to seo
In the restaurant fell from It Chicago
She Didn't Change.
Wo hod learned the family name of
our new neighbors und so wcro somo
what surprised when their small
daughter, whllo ploying with our chil
dren, announced thnt her surname dif
fered from the rest of the family.
"Why, that Isn't your mumo's name,
Is It," I usked?
"Oh, no, but she got married again,
nnd you see I stayed Just like I always
wos." Chicago Tribune.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION PLACES SMALL
BREEDER ON SAME BASIS HELD BY LARGER
Tho Kind of Dairy Cowo That
(ITcparcd by tho United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Time was nnd not so long ago
when tho small former could not nf-
ford to breed purebred nnlmnls.
Tho tlmo has como Just now, per
hapswhen tho small farmer con hnrd
ly nlTord not to breed purebred nnl
innls, nnd nt least ho shouM uso pure
That is particularly truo If his line
of live stock Is cows nnd, more partic
ularly, If they nro dairy cows, accord
lnft to men In tho United Stntes de
partment of agriculture who havo glV'
en their lives to tho study of dairy
What has brought about tho change?
Principally, community organization.
Tho smnll farmer who has to operato
nlone and wjnlded ns practically all
of them did ten years ago has n rocky
road If ho aspires to pure-bred stock.
Now tho wholo situation Is changed,
or Is rapidly changing. Tho small
farmer does not stand alone, and ho
has nil klndB of aids. There, to start
with, is tho county agent, ready to
bring the accumulation of expert
knowledge to bear on tho problems of
tho smnll farmer. Thero Is tho county
farm bureau, perhaps. Thero Is tho
cow-testing association. Thero Is tho
co-oporntlvo bull association. Thoro
nro enough things, if they nro used, to
pull the community together and make
It possible for tho smaller scale breed
or to enjoy many of tho advantages
formerly obtained only by tho largest
A Land of Pure-Breds.
"Why not," Inquire tho dairy experts
of tho department of agriculture,
"make tho United Stntcs n pure-bred
country, put It In tho mind of tho
world ns a pure-bred country?" Peo
ple do not think of It that way now.
Try It out with yourself. You think
of tho Island of Jersey, say, ns simply
a breeding ground for pure Jersey
cows, of Scotland ns tho top notch in
Aberdeen-Angus cattle, of Clydesdalo
horses, even of Colli c dogs. Your plc-
turo of Englnnd Is likely to bo ono of
pure-bred Herefords or Shorthorns.
And you havo a sort of feeling of rev
erence townrd them.
Do you think of America, from a
live-stock standpoint, In thnt way? Of
course not. You think of It as n meat
producing country, n'rnugo country, a
Both estimates ajo, In n innnner, cor
rect. But, to the Individual fanner on
tho Island of Jersey or In tho white
fnco country of Englnnd or tho blnck
cattlo country of Scotlnnd, tho matter
of having his animals puro bred Is n
matter of doing what everybody elso
Is doing. It Is easier or, to say tho
least, Just as easy to do it as not to
Until Just now thnt condition never
existed In tho United States; It does
exist now. Communities hnve organ
ized and nro organizing still more
closely. Breeding associations nro be
ing formed with secretaries who can
glvo help In keeping tho records of nil
nnlmnls straight ono of tho things
with which tho smnll farmer operat
ing nlono hns greatest dlfllculty. When
a community organizes and starts rais
ing pure-bred stock of any kind It
brings n market for that kind of stock
to tho door of every fanner in tho com
munity. The mnn who operating olono,
could not havo sold n pure-bred onl
mnl for a dollar more than ho could
havo got for a good grado nnlmal can
got tho worth of every nnlmul ho
raises under tho community Bystcm.
Opportunity Is Here.
America has tho opportunity Just
now to develop us n great breeding In
stitution. South America wants pure
bred "stuff." As an Indication of how
active tho want Is, Argentina recently
appropriated $100,000 to encourago tho
Importation of puro-brcds.. If tho
United Stntes gets nny considerable
portion of tho business In South Amer
ica, department experts say, it must
bo becou80 American nnlmnls compete
successfully on final test with anl-'
mnls from anywhere elso In tho world.
They see no trouble In doing that with
dairy cattlo where production Is tho
test. Tho thing to bo done Is to glvo
tho South Americans what they want
In dairy cattle.
Thero Ib likely, also, to bo n pretty
big market In Franco for American
pure-bred dairy cows. Tho problem of
supplying tho demand Is somowhnt'dlf-
ferent from tho South American prob
lem. Franco wants n genernl-purposo
cow, whllo tho United States Is tho
homo of tho specialized cow. Tho
thing that Is to bo dono In thnt cuso
Is to give Franco tho specialized dairy
a Small Farmer Can Bo Proud Of.
cow that most nearly moots tho re
quirements, with the hopo thnt when
her production records show up they
will bo so good that other Frenchmen
will wnnt other cows llko her.
Big Pure-Bred Market at Home.
But after all, tho big market for
pure-bred animals Is nt home. Tho
some facts that npply to foreign mar
kets ought to apply to beginners In
this country. Toko tho man who boa
been operating n dulry farm with
grndo cows. Let him havo n pure-bred
that not only looks bettor than nny
cow ho over owned beforo but nlso pro
duces hotter, nnd ho Is pretty certain
to start substituting puro-breds for
his grades. If he gets a poor producer,
of course, he Is likely to mnko up his
mind thnt "tho pure-bred business Is
mostly bunk." Community organiza
tion tends to seo to It thnt the begin
ner gets a good producer, which, In
turn, tends to mnko him n Btcndy cus
tomer for pure-bred cows until ho has
placed his herd on n pure-bred basis.
Now that ho enn nfford to do It, tho
smnll farmer should glvo himself tho
plcnsurc and tho actual benefit of.
having dairy nnlmnls thnt ho can bo
"You never saw a man," says ono
of tho government's dairy experts,
"Just boiling over with enthusiasm
about grado cows. Tho grade-cow man
may think nbout getting up enrly In
the morning to work with his cows,
but tho pure-bred mnn Is perfectly will
ing to stay up all night with them."
In nil of this discussion tho good puro
brcd is understood, and not n scrub
pure-bred, for thero nro some of that
TYPES OF BABY-BEEF COWS
Three Vory Important Factors Should
Bo Kept In Mind In' Making .
(Propared by tho United Sfatos Depart
ment of ARTlculturo.)
In selecting cows from which baby
beef Is to bo produced, three vory Im
portant factors should bo kept In
1. Tho cows should havo nt least a
fair amount of beef blood. Purebreds
nro not uecessnry, but two or threo
crosses of such breeding Is essential.
Cows with a preponderance of dairy
blood will not do for tho production
of baby beef.
2. Cows best suited for this typo of
breeding usually weigh 1)00 pounds or
over In thrifty breeding condition. So
long ns eorly maturity Is not sacri
ficed, the heavier cows aro tho most
suitnblo for baby-beef production.
Slzo of frnmo rather thun weight
should govorn In selecting cows which
aro to be used for this purpose.
3. The cows used to produce bab.y
beeves should produce enough milk to
keep the cnlves fat and growing with
out much additional feed up to wean
In addition to these three factors.
such things ns constitution, uniformity
of breeding, color, slzo, nnd early ma
turity should bo considered
SMALL FRUITS IN ORCHARDS
Currants and Gooseberries May Well
Be Planted Amcno Trees and
Left There Permanently.
(Prepared by tho Unltnd States Depart
ment of AKi'lculture.)
In gardens where tho available land
Is limited In extent, currants nnd
gooseberries may well bo planted
nmong tho tree fruits and left thero
permanently. Tho shade of tho trees
protects tho fruits from sun scald, nnd
tho follago is usually healthier In
such localities than when grown
whero it is freely exposed to tho sun.
Tho breeding sows should be select
A steady, even-tempered feeder
makes tamo cattle.
A good owe Is an nssot to tho farm;
n poor owo Is likely to bo a liability.
Grass Is nature's feed for cnttlo and
horses with u moderate ration ot
A wator heater will cost much losa
than tho loss of llosh occasioned by
cattlo drinking Ico water.
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