The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, July 29, 1909, Image 3

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    Pretty Summer Models
Latter is Absolutely Neccssnry for Successful Raising
of Former. Numerous Crops May
He Grown.
On the right is a handsome frock of voile. Next is the model for a sum
mer frock of white silk serge with bit bodice over a blouse of white chif
fon cloth.
Should Always Be Done from the Bot
tomTwo Methods That Are
To shorten a skirt do so from the
bottom, cither by making tucks or cut
ting off the number of Inches from
the ground to make it the desired
length. When n skirt is to be length
ened, do not attempt to jiiece it at the
top. One way to lengthen the skirt is
to turn It off evenly from the floor,
measure the difference between the
length desired and that which the
skirt has after It is trimmed evenly.
Cut a iilece of material twice the num
ber of inches in width required to
make the desired length, and as many
inches around as the skirt measures.
Allow one-half inch on all seams. Join
this extra piece to the skirt proper,
with the seam on the right side. Press
it flat with the edge down. Turn the
added piece up on the right side.
Measure from the waist line down the
length of the skirt, and turn the bal
ance of the piece up on the right side.
Fold in half an inch at the edge, and
baste the edge over the joining. Stitch
a double row of stitching, sewing on
the applied hem, one at the extreme
edge and the other about one-quarter
of an inch from it. Tress this flat,
and you have a trimming as well as
an added length.
For either cloih. serge, or linen, this
design Is suited; it is very plain, and
has a yoke and under-sleeve of tucked
net, two rows of Russian braid to
match outline the yoke; the braid on
the right side is continued down cen
ter of front In scallops, with a but
ton sewn in ench scallop; the edge of
upper sleeve is cut and trimmed to
Materials required: l'u yard 41
inches wide, one-half dozen yards
braid, one dozen buttons.
A Smart Belt Buckle.
If you are a young girl and wish to
be up-to-date, save your pennies to
buy a belt buckle, in Hutch silver.
They are the present aspiration of ev
ery girl.
They vary from six to eight Inches
long and three to four inches wide,
are handsomely carved, nnd fashion
able. Pome are provided with slides,
but the majority have prongs through
which the belting Is drawn.
To avoid making the belting ragged
where it is pulled through it is well
to punch eyelets und overcast them.
Advent of Fussy Dresses of a Former
Period Are Responsible for
The tiny knife plaitings only an
inch in width are again coming to
the front with the revival of the fussy
dresses of the 1S30 period. They be
long to the era of the little roses, nar
row fringes and puffs. The selvedge
of chiffon cloth cut off and sent to tho
plniter's or else done with patience at
home will save the whole hemming
process. The French also double chif
fon before it is plaited, to avoid hem
ming. The selvedge of some silks may
be used in the same way, and when
the band of a different color along the
edge happens to be in harmony or In
good contrast It has even been chosen
us a decoration for the dress, and al
lowed to go into the frill. Tiny knife
plaitings are made of lace insertions
because the straight edge forms a
more even line than tho scallop of
lace. When insertions are used for
frills, whether gathered or plaited,
they are felled to the gown so that the
pattern mny not be wasted In a seam.
Taffeta ribbon, too, is frequently con
verted into knife plaitings.
Coloring Canvas Shoes.
The "matching" idea is so strong
just now that girls may like to know
that white canvns shoes may be col
ored to match any costume. The pro
cess of dyeing will shrink the shoes,
but they may be successfully painted
with good water-color paint.
Mount the shoes on trees. If you
do not own shoe-trees, stuff the shoes
evenly with tissue paper. Then ap
ply the paint with a good-sized bristle
brush or a sponge.
Care should be taken to prepare
sufficient paint before commencing the
painting; the canvas being very ab
sorbent, you will need a generous
amount. As an even tint depends up
on expeditious work, you can readily
see the disadvantage of having tc
stop in the midst of the operation tc
mix more paint.
Chamois Gloves.
Chamois gloves arc again gaining
popularity. They look well in warm
weather and are not half as extrav
sgant as kid ones. They come in
white nnd several shades of yellow.
The wise girl keeps two pairs of
these going at. once, and each daj
washes one pnlr that they may be dry
to wear the following day. To wash
them cold water must bo used and
white soap. Warm or hot water shlrv
els and hardens them.
Put the gloves on and give them a
thorough washing as you would your
hands. To not put them near the heat
while drying.
A Parasol Like an Awning.
One of the latest and greatest odd!
ties in parasols has a modified flat top
(like oriental models) and cut In one
with each gore Is a proportionate lam
brequin, which, joined together at the
seams, falls down to the depth ol
seven or eight Inches nnd Is trimmed
with fringes an inch wide. As th
parnsol is opened and held up for us6
one recognizes the suggestion of an
awning somewhat, and no doubt it
protects the eyes and complexion ad
mirably. Vogue.
Irish Lace Collars.
When- you wash your Irish lace eol
lar, you should always press It while
It is lying right side downward upon
a Turkish towel four times folded.
This makes a soft surface, nnd when
the lace is pressed it will have none
of that shiny appearance that ironed
laces gradually acquire. Pefore wash
ing any lace nil possible holes should
be carefully mended with No. 1EJ cotton.
Pastures nnd successful sheep rais
ing are so closely allied that it may
almost be said the one can not exist
In the absence of the other. Certainly
It is true that sheep are not being
grown as economically and advantage
ously as they can be nor are
the maximum benefits to the
soil helng realized, unless pastures
aro provided to furnish feed for the
sheep from early spring until late fall.
The man who is seeking tho very
cheapest sort of feed for his sheep
finds it In pastures, writes 1). A. Uaum-
A Picturesque Pasture.
nitz, in the Illuminated World Life,
They are productive and cost nothing
but the price of the seed, and the la
bor of producing them. All the labor
of harvesting and storing und feeding
these crops Is saved; the sheep get
all the good of the crop, and they get
it in the field where it grows. For
cheapness of feed, pastures are not
to be outdone.
Not alone are they cheap, but they
furnish the most desirable sort of feed
for Fheep. Succulent, palatable, bulky
enough, yet possessed of all tho nutri
ment needed. No feed could be more
readily digested than these pasture
crops for the cell walls surrounding
the nutrients are thin and tender and
readily broken down. Sheep are for
agers by nature and pasture furnishes
for them not nlone the ideal feed but
likewise the ideal conditions. Never
Good Friends.
are they bo contented nor so healthy
as when given the freedom of a five
or ten acre plot over which to play
and feed.
Science has long since taught us
that grass nnd root crops must be
grown, if soil fertility Is to be main
tained. In the end all profits must
come from the soil whether its prod
ucts are marketed In the mineral,
vegetable, or animal form, nnd to keep
his land yielding large and increas
ing crops annually should be every
farmer's first business. How better
can he subserve this end than by
growing grass crops to Improve the
physical condition and give humus to
the soil, and feeding them to sheep
Unique As Well An Uneful Idea
Concerning Little Piss.
The following is a rather unique as
well as useful idea concerning the
weaning of pigs without apparent dan
ger of injuring either the litter or the
mother. As quoted in the last report
of the Nebraska state hoard of agri
culture, the author sayB:
It is best to wean pigs when they
arc two months old, but wean them
slowly, lly this time they have been
or should have been running four
weeks on alfalfa pasture with their
mothers. Some morning when they
start for the pasture let the sows find
the gate closed, but with a creep un
der It to permit the pigs to go out.
Outslu9 let the little pigs rind a
trough fuh of nourishing, appetizing
food and they will till themselves up
on It nnd then start, as usual, for the
alfalfa pasture. The sows are re
tained in a dry lot and their ration
suddenly changed to an exclusive dry
corn and water diet, which has a ten
dency to check the flow of milk.
After a while you will hear that pe
culiar grunt which you have so often
heard from the sow and the little pigs
will bear It, nnd they know what it
means und they will come tumbling will not alone make good use of
them, but will likewise help to Im
prove fertility by scattering their ma
nure about tho fields where It Is need
ed, and by eating up the noxious
weeds that tap the life of the crops?
We should have fewer run down nnd
weed overgrown crops today if pas
ture crops had been grown, and sheep
kept to cat them down.
Fur the sake of saving a few do'-'
hits in fence, many fanners use th
saute piece of land from month to
month and from year to year, for pus-
i ;te. Now tho money they save In
I' tic, thy n.or than lose by worms
in their sheep. There Is no disease
to-day that so threatens tho future of
the sheep industry as do worms. Our
(locks must be purged of worms or we
must quit the business. It was esti
mated that in one state alone, 85,000
sheep succumbed to the ravages of
worms in the year 1903. It is impos
sible even to hope to have your sheep
free from worms if the same land is
used (or pasture continuously. Worms
arid their eggs that are pussed from
the sheep, cling to the grass and are
ready to be ugaln taken Into the sys
tem. How can we be rid of them If
sheep are left to cat this infested
crop? Change of pasture from season
to season, and from year to year Is ab
solutely Imperative to successful
sheep growing nnd one of the chief
advantages of such a system of pas
turage as the one outlined lies in the
fact that sheep are kept upon a single
piece of land but a few days or a few
months at n time.
It would pay to have every Held In
the farm fenced, as there is scarcely
a crop grown that at some time or
other does not furnish feed for sheep,
Most farmers, however, do not lind
themselves In a position to do this,
but they can, every one of them, da
the next best thing and that is fence,
say, three, five or ten acre fields, and
practice upon these a three year ro
tation which will give a pafture crop
each year, or If they prefer, sow them
all to pasture, and alternate them be.
tween hogs, sheep and cattle, or Just
sheep and hogs.
The alleged cost of fencing is the
hedge behind which many seek to
hide in excusing themselves for not
using pastures. Yet as a matter of
fact, figures show that practically any
where In the northwest, a five acre
field can be fenced at an annual cost
of $8.50 or $1.70 an acre, allowing ten
years as the life of tho fence. Cer
tainly this sum cannot be regarded as
prohibitive. As compared with the
cheap and excellent feeds It makes it
possible to ufe, It is not worthy of
The man who is attempting to grow
sheep without pasture Is making a big
mistake. He Is not growing bis sheep
as economically and as well as he
might, nor is he realizing the maxi
mum benefits to his soil as a result
of his sheep industry.
over one another, squealing for their
breakfast the old sow wants to be
milked. They push under the creep,
the sow throws herself upon her side
and the little fellows commence busi
ness, but they have to give it up in
about two minutes. They are already
A Six-Months-Old Product.
full from tlu' troiiRh and from the al
falfa and have to suspend operations
owing to the lack of capacity.
If this plan Is followed In a week
or 10 days the sow will have dried
completely up nnd the pigs will have
been weaned without either of them
knowing that any change has taken
A man has no business with reliclon
if he doesn't use it in his busiuw..
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"A yKrA?U -iU "
In all the world there Is no tourist
retort comparable to Yellowstone Na
tional park It Is untune among the
iconic regions of the world because,
in addition to most of the attractions
of the others, it has, besides, the
most wonderful natural phenomena
known to scientists. Its streams nnd
valleys are not surpassed in beauty
by any in the Old World. Its road
ways and hoti Is are equal to those
af the favorite resorts of continent
al ICurope. Us area includes, in ad
dition, wonderful geysers, hot springs,
Kid the Grand canyon of tho Yellow
stone. Of that mighty gorge, noted
for its riot of color, for nrtistic and
beautiful nature-harmony, thcro Is
nothing men have written that is ade
quately descriptive. Words are triv
ial and weak when one experiences
the overwhelming sensation produced
by a first glimpse of its wonders. In
nil the world there Is no more start
ling scene
Yellowstone National park is tho
Bcenlc gem of the northwestern hem
Isphere. It lies party in Montana and
partly In Idaho, but largely in Wyo
ming, among the greatest peaks of
the American Rockies. It comprises
3,312 square miles, with a forest re
serve adjoining it
The first man to see nnd know nny
pc-tflon of what is now the Yellow
stone park, was John Colter. Colter
had been with Lewis nnd Clark to
the mouth of the Columbia river, and
on his return In UOtl severed his con
nection with those explorers and re
traced his course to the headwaters
of the Yellowstone. I Hiring the sum
nur of ISO", he traversed at least the
eastern part of the Yellowstone park
country, and the map In the Lewis
and Clark report, published In 1814
shows "Colter's Route in 1S07."
The next known of the region was
In 1512. when nn article describing
the geysers was printed In the West
ern Literary Messenger of Uuffalo, N
Y. The author was Warren Angus
Ferris, an employe of the American
Fur Company who, with two Pend
d'Oreille Indians, visited one of the
geyser areas In 1S34.
Mnny of the mountaineers nnd fur
trappers of the period long before the
civil wnr, knew of the locality. James
Uridger, a noted guide and explorer,
nnd Joseph Meek, an old time moun
tain man, often told of tho geysers
and hot springs.
Folsom and Cook of Montana, made
an extended tour of the country In
1869, but the real discovery of the
park came In 1870, when several west
ern pioneers with Gen. II. D. Wash
burn as their leader made nn extend
ed exploration of the region. To the
Washburn party Is to be credited tho
Initiative which ultimately resulted
In tho region becoming a national
Transportation within Yellowstone
National park Is by stage coach ex
clusively. Even automobiles are not
permitted within its boundaries. The
wilds have been but little touched by
Influences which would destroy their
lietween Gardiner, at the end of tho
railway, and Mammoth Hot Springs,
the site of the llrst of tho hotels,
large coaches hauled by six horses
ure used. Peyond Mammoth Hot
Springs the four-horse coach Is the
vehicle generally employed.
Kach day's journey through the
park unfolds new scenes. Tho land
scape changes with amazing sudden-
Its Punctuation.
For sheer simplicity of phrnse nnd
conception few have surpassed that
delightful old lady who. with a shrewd
twinkle in her eye, inquired whether
"'soda wnter' should be written as
two Mparate words, or if tin re should
be a syphon Letwem the.'j?'" Ar
gonaut. One Day Lest.
Nuvs ItemTo-day there nre but
::C4 days in a year on the Island of
Chichi. The fultnn took a day off
ytstt rday. Juiige.
K'f:' -'' ' ' '&vJ
clo rAtwruL
ness. hacn wonder spot, wnen
passed, Is found to be but tho preface
to something more inspiring.
With each succeeding year the wild
animals In the park become n more
Interesting feature of It. Here Is
really the only place where the pub
lie in general can freely see the ani
mals of tho forest and the wilds In
their natural state. The animals
evince less nnd less timidity nnd
while not common, it Is not an unusu
al sight, aa the coaches drive along,
to see an elk or a deer or two sla
king their thirst In the stream or sev
eral quietly and unconcernedly feed
ing In tho woods near the road.
The effort to Increase the buffalo
herd by outside purchase and to cor
ral the animals where they can be
fed and protected has met with suc
cess. There aro now about 100 bison
In tho park.
There are about 2,000 antelopes nnd
from 100 to 200 mountain sheep in
tho park, most of them living on nnd
around Mount Kverts near Mammoth
Hot Springs. Iioth sheep and ante
lopes are more wary than the other
animals, and, to a great extent disap
pear in the spring. In the fall, win
ter and spring, both antelopes and
sheep arc found In large numbers on
the hills and lints above Gardiner and
Mammoth Hot Springs. They are
fed by the at Ihoritles at Fort Yel
lowstone, whic i serves to domesticate
them in somf degree, und In recent
years many e ulopes remain to graze
during the f inner on the large al
falfa field at Tie park entrance.
Tho deer, uf which there are hun
dreds, are i ,;reasing In number, nnd
the pretty f jamais are seen more and
more each Aar. During the fall, win
ter and sp:!ng, like the sheep and an
telope, trey aro a familiar sight
around Fort Yellowstono and Mam
moth Hot Springs. , . J
It Is tho elk, however, that ara
found In almost countless numbers,
and during tho summer they aro not
Infrequently seen. They seclude them
selves, more or less, however, In the
timber and valleys.
The bears arc found near the ho
tels and It requires no exertion, be
yond the walk cf a few rods, to see
In portions of the park, naturally
those somewhat retired and secluded
there are many beavers and they ara
flourishing and Increasing. One placd
where these Industrious animals may
be seen is near Tower fall, where
thero are several colonics of them.
Here, among the brooks in this beau
tiful part of the park, they may be
found, with their dams, houses, ponds,
nnd slides, swimming about In the
water or cutting down trees on land,
laying in their store of food for the
As a place where one may indulge
in angling at little or no hardship, the
park h?adB the list, in 1890 the 'uni
ted States fish commission begaa
stocking the waters of the park. Since
that year several hundred thousand
trout have been "planted" In the park
lakeB and streams, und theee have
greatly multiplied.
The Obliging Dealer.
Shopper Give me a half dollar's
worth of sugar.
Grocer Yes'm. What address?
Shopper I'll take it with me, if it's
not too heavy to carry.
Grocer I'll try to make It as light
ns I can for you. ma'am.
Real Thing.
Holly Ho you approve of this pres
ent fashion of having no hips?
Jnck-Sure! A poor fellow isn't so
likely to get stuck on a girl's shape,