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THE NORTH PLATTE 8EMI-WEEKLV TRIBUNE.
NOTES fROft MEADOWBROOK FARM r Willi , v -i tJtm DrK- Drain the hog yards. I Rnlso some straw berries. ' He gentle with all animals. . Plan on having a garden and dotor mlno to take caro of It The duck averages ten dozon eggB lin about seven months laying. Watch the feet of the colt. As they .grow tho horse will be valuable or Inot. Feed plenty of charcoal, as It 1h mm )of the boat things for keeping tho poul try healthy. In a small garden cucumbers and imuskmelons may bo trained on a wlro (trellis or on pea brush to savo space. Cooking food for hogs and cattle twos long ngo proved to be not only hio Improvement but often an actual Hour. Quiet, gentle, handling of the ewes during tho winter makes It much eas ier work to caro for the flock during me lamoing period. One of the professors of the Car negie echool at Pittsburgh recently found an edible mushroom weighing a little over 30 pounds. I Irregularity in care and feeding Is felt more by sheep than by any other farm animal. A successful Bheep man says that he "feedB by the clock." "With sod-mulch systems, the grass in the orchard must bo mowed often and allowed to lay where It falls. Its removal decreases the fertility of the soil. Celery banked with earth late In the fall seems more palatable than where boards are used. Do. not bank when the follago is at all moist, aB this will aid decay. "When to apply a fertilizer depends on when it is needed by the plant, the kind of fertilizer, the soil, the crop, nnd the season of normal rainfall of i the district. A poorly fed tree cannot do Its best any more than a poorly fed man or animal. It Is surprising what a differ ence a wheelbarrowful of manure around a tree will make. A good method of watering ferns is to set the pot in a pan or tub of water long enough to soak the roots nnd soil thoroughly. Do not water again until the plantWeds It There are several ways to shorten the life and usefulness of farm Im plements. The quickest way to spoil tnem is tho one that is most common; leaving them out In the weather. In planting fruit trees for family use, select tho varieties that appeal to the palate of the homo folks, but for the markets select those varieties that keep boBt and are In greatest do-maird. Don't burn tho straw. ' Spread the manure dally. Keop tho good breeding owes. "One apple n day will help to keep the doctor away." Ewes that arc successful breeders should bo kept as long as possible Guinea fowls are tho most persist ont bug enters of nil tho poultry, tribe. A good, reliable equipment is nbso utoly necessary for profitable poultry raising. The old-fashioned, well-kept, well selected garden Is not now as common as it should be. ' Mato up tho teams Intended for work In the spring nt least a few days beforo they nro needed. A ventilated corncrib built of per forated concrete blocks adorns tho farm of Its Illinois designer. The coldeBt weather does not kill tho Insects. Therefore spraying Is tho snfest method of killing them. Tho Incubator Is not changeable. After It is once started It will sot persistently until tho end of tho hatch. Give the poultry access to charcoal and also a chance nt coal screenings. They relish and make good use of thorn. . . . Never plant young' trees among. old and diseased ones, because tho worms and insects are almost certain to de stroy them. It Is estimated that every year 60, 000,000 tons of potaBh are carried into tho oceans by the streams which empty into thorn. Get all fruit trees planted at the very earliest chance, so that they may make all growth possible the first year arter setting out. Much land that refuses to grow rod clover may he put by cowpeas Into a state of fertility that will insure a per fect stand of clover. Horses should never be made to eat moldy hay, as nothing is worse In lead ing to worrying, whistling and other derangements of tho wind. This Is a good time to buy that pure bred male, or that breeding pon of flno fowls. Breeders will sell a little cheaper now than they will a little later. Hats for the Easter Bridesmaid ' f$N - ? $K9IK3l" IMP IMPERIOUS MISS COLBY By JUNE QAHAN. In the dairy ration nr in fin. young nnd growing stock and breeding stock, oats take practically tho same Place, pound for pound, as bran or shorts. Vegetables should be carefully pre pared for market. Supply what your market can use and nut It un tah hhu in mo most attractive possible). package Green ground bones are rich in al bumen, phosphate of lime and phos phoric acid, which go to make eggs and shells. It will pay any poultry man to buy a bonemlll to grind bones for his fowls. Even if you have not gotten round to have a little family orchard, you can't afford to go longer without n bod of strawberries, and probably , somo raspberries, gooseberries, currants nnd other small fruits. According to the federal forest service the average annual loss from forest fires Is about 70 lives and 26, 000,000. If Uie cost of crops, build ings, stock and young trees ware in cluded tiie loss would be many mil lions more. Bee keepers should talje particular pains to Inform the fruit growers that spraying tho fruit trees when they are in full bloom not only poisons many of the bees, but It is not the time to get the codling moth. Better still, get In touch with tho horticultural in spectors, and ask them to give the proper Information about the best time to spray. , In trimming young trees from the nursery do not leave any branches that are moro than eight inches long. The practice of cutting back to within two or three feet on one-year-old troes is growing, and usually gives very sat isfactory results. By all meanB put out a strawberry bed noxt spring. They are as sure to thrive and bear abundantly If properly set out and cared for as a crop of potatoes. Tho Senator Dunlap le tho most popular cort and leaves little to be desired In flrit rlnsa ttnicliiirn " I There is a great loss of time and money In attending auctions to buy worn-out tools and machinery that is out of date. The first wear Is the best on all farm tools. Trees must not have wet feet Tho level of the standing water In the soil must be at least three feet below tho surface, and it Is bettor for tho trees if it Is twice this dlstnnce. A general rule for feeding dairy cows: Feed ono pound of eraln n day for each pound of butter fat pro duced per week, or one pound of grain per day for each three pounds of milk. f HAT all-Important feature of tho M. bridesmaid's attire her hat will mako many a young heart to rejoice, now that the brides of Easter time and Juno are marshaling their forces. Tho cortege fairest of nil. the processions of bridesmaids, may bo gloriously hatted. Of all seasons, this Is the one Jn which thero Is no end of opportur nlty to Indulge tho Individual fancjln millinery. Everything on earth, with much Inspiration from tho realm of dreams thrown in, appears to be at tho command of tho milliner. All tho airy fabrics and tho rich ones, all the range of colors and nil kinds of flowers and feathers and spangles and embroideries, mako posslblo nn un ending variety. Each bride may have Bomothlng dlfferont from every other, for her maids, and thon tho supply of novelties will not be exhausted. Two exquisite hats are shown here, which are the selection of nn author ity on bridesmaids' hats. They are both of lace and both original In design. In tho uppermost hat a flno net or Renaissance lace covers a fine frame of silk wire almost smoothly. Tho brim lifts at the left, leaving a broad bandeau of laco at this side. There is a drapery of moire ribbon about tho underbrim, where a soft white plumo is mounted. A wreath of roses and smaller blossomB lies on tho upper brim, extending entirely nround tho hat. The second hat is a very novel shape, an extreme Btyle. It haB a low, round crown, swathed with folded mallue. Sprays of white fancy feathers of an airy Bort are placed at tho base of the crown on each side, with a slnglo half blown rose at the front. Extending from the rose nnd pass ing through the brim, thero is a length of velvet ribbon, terminating in a full and handsome bow. This hat, with Its winced brim, is designed especially for bridesmaids' wear. One can imagine that a cortege would bo very effective with tho white of the lace and feathers suggesting a flight of white wings. It Is a Beaeon of beautiful colors. Millinery, flowers and feathers, moro especially tho fashlonablo fancy os trich, play Into the hands of tho mnld who must select wedding hats. Mil linery laces, nets, mallne, chiffon nnd transparent braids mako It easy to choose the airiest of hats. JULIA BOTTOMLEY. Tailored Hats fop Early Spring If you cultivated your orchard late you may have somo dead trees on your hands noxt spring from freezing. Cultivation should be stopped In time to allow tho sap to retreat Into the roots. Plan to be ready for tho trees as soon as they come from the nursery. jjy uruenng early and being ready when tho trees arrive you will be likely to got good trees nnd get them started properly. If tho room Is very warm, knnn n dish of wuter standing among tho flowers, or on the stove. If the house is heatod with a furnace the water pan underneath should always bo kept full. Tho average house plant likes best a temperature of CO to 65 degrees, and a room without heat, opening off from a warm room, Is an Ideal placo for them. If the farmer of tho present day does not succeed It will not bo be cause ho Is not being offored every posslblo assistance. The United States department of agriculture is conducting extonsivo Investigations to solve his problems, while most of tho states are co-operating nlong tho Bamo lines through state agricultural experi ment stations. ,It Is a great benefit to the farme to have his community recognized as the place where stock of certain typo and quality can be secured in large numbers. Tills is the secret of mnnv of tho groat brooding contors of this country. The world's record-breaking broom corn price of $227.60 por ton was paid to John Robertson, near Toxhoma, Okla. One reason for tho"hlgh prices is that broom corn raisers formed a combination and held their supplies for high prices. 1 w OMEN may not take kindly to tho new pobo of the hat on tho head. which leaves more of tho hair uncov ered thau has been the rulo for sev eral seasons. Hut Fashion decrees that the hat must oe posed squarely on top of the head or else much tilted to tho right side, and that three quarters of the hair shall bo In evi dence. Because or this it is likely that hats with brims will develop strength. The narrow brimmed "snllor," with round crown and nlmost a straight brim, or with a sloping crown, is sure to bo a favorite. A model of this kind Is Bhown in the group of early spring hats pictured hero. Tbo crown is draped with one of the novelty ma terials brought out for the new sea son, the brim 1b covered with soft satin, and a band of velvet ribbon adds a touch of color to tho design. At the front and back small bou quets of little June rosea are mounted. This 1b a graceful hat, one of many Blmllar shapes. They are becoming and comfortable, aa well as smart. With the advance of the season wo may look for brlma growing wider, and it is not unlikely that midsum mer will welcome again the lovely broad brimmed leghorn and hemp shapes, with which such picturesque results In millinery are possible. An Ideal hat for early spring shows a comfortably largo crown of satin and a rolling brim of hemp quite high at the left side. JUL(A BOTTOMLEY. Miss Saxon Colby was twenty years old. Sho v.m Imperious and Bclf-wlllod nnd obstinate. Her father hadn't vory much monoy, and sho wasn't vory good looking, but tho nttltudo of tho girl was that of ono born to a thro no nnd expecting evory .mlnuto to recolvo a chock of several billion dollars from Mr. Rocke feller. Miss Saxon had had plenty of ad mirers, but had becomo Interested In none. About tho tlmo sho ought to havo been Interested in a young man uho would glvo him the cold snub and ho would vanish nnd another tnko his place. Thore were pcoplo who called tho girl a flirt and a coquotto, but sho wasn't that It wnB that sho had not yet met tho right young man, No ono nad over clashed with her; no ono, not ovon her father, had dared to say to her: "Who aro you to think yourself tho sail of the earth? You havo a passable figure; you aro as good look ing as most of tho girls in tho depart ment stores. You hnvo only a fair education. Why do you Bwnggorl Why do you snub? What right havo you to say that ono shall do this and do that?" Threo different pcoplo appeared at, Willow Springs by tho Bamo train. Thoro was her ladyBhlp, MIbb Saxon Colby. Thoro was Profotwor Potors, profes sor of mathematics at a certain "col lege. Ho waB flfty-flve years old, nnd was taking a vacation for tho first tlmo In fifteen years. Thoro was Gilbert Needhnm, a suc cessful author, who was Just then very much before tho public. Tho professor and Mr. Needhnm put up at a hotel, while Lady Saxon Colby stopped with friends at a private house. Tho professor put In much of IiIb timo wnndorlng ovor tho roads and fields. Mr. Neodham sat on tho ve randa nnd smoked nnd took a walk now and then. MIbb Saxon drove out in a pony cart or an auto, nnd fro qucntod the hotel moro or less. At nn early date sho and tho young man woro Introduced. Aftoij they had sized each other up ho Bald to himself: "Rather nice looking, but Bho'u snob bish and Imperious." "He's a vory clever author, but In private llfo ho may have a lot of traits to be criticized," Miss Snxon Bald of him. It has happened thousands of times, and It will happen thousands moro, that a man nnd a woman who are an tagonistic nt a first meeting, and rather wish to avoid each other, will be thrown together In spite of them selves. Ono day young Needhnm was almost knocked off his feet by an Invitation from Lady Saxon to take her for a walk to pick daisies. In his mind ho complimented hor on dropping her usual attltudo, and thereupon ho mado hliuBelf as ngroeablo as possible. It waB not long, however before ho came to auspect that Bhe had a plan. They had gathered a great bunch of daisies and were sitting with their bnckB to a thicket, when she remarked: "I suppose you have received lots of flattery over your so-called literary achievements?" "Certain people havo spoken kindly of my efforts," wa tho roply. "Thoro nro nlwuyB toadies. Ab a literary effort I must say that I rogard your books as dreary failures." "They may bo from your stand point." "Which, I am sure, Ib tho correct one. Most anyone can hit the tasto of tho rabble." "I beg pardon, Miss Colby, but some of tho highest and most competent critics have spoken well of my work." "But my criticisms will stand, Blr, nnd thoy are moat unfavorable. Ab an author you aro a failure!" "Thanks!" After that thore was nothing to do but walk back to tho hotel, and thoy hadn't progressed ten rods when Pro- fessor Peters emerged from the thicket with u grin on his face. Ho hnd heard every word. Of course, the author's feelings were hurt, but he reullzed that mallco was the Incentive, and ho tried to bo cheor ful overU. It was only threo dayB Inter when ho was usked If ho could drive an auto. Upon IiIb replying in tho nfllrmntlvG, Lady Saxon said: "I wish to go over to Hill City on nn errand, but tho chauffour Is 111. You will drive mo over." It wnB a dliect command, nnd for a moment the young man wns Inclined, to refuso. Then he thought of the rudeness, and relented. It wns a rough road across tho hills, and tho auto was started at about ten miles an hour. It Bhould not havo been even that much. They were about to cross a atone brldgo on which sat a man with his head down when her ladyBhlp called out: "Why this dallying?" "It Isn't safe to go faster." "Are you also a falluro as a chmif. feur?" "I think I am a good Judge of a bad road." "If you do not nt onco Increaso tho speed I shall got out and walk I" Tho spoed was doubled, and as the machluo bounded away, threatening a disaster ovory minute, tho man on tho brldgo looked after It and grinned. It was tho professor. Her ladyBhlp and servant reached Hill City without a tragedy. On tho return tho pneo would havo been tho same, but sho commnndod:- "Four mlloa nn hour will bo fasti enough. I wish to vlow tho Bconory.' "But thero will bo a frlond at tho) hotel waiting for me," ho protested' "Ho or she can wait!" "But I must" ' "If you nttompt to drive- faster thonl that I shall get Out and walk!" Tho gait was mado nt four in lies J and not onothor word wns spoken bo? tween them. I "I'll snub tho llfo out of him!" soldi tho girl to herself. "I'll linto hor aB long na 1 llvo!" Bold tho young man to himself. , Mr. Noedhara nnd Professor PotorB1 woro Just bowing acqunintancos. Tholr Ways Seomod to Ho fnr ntvarf, nml therefore tho author wa moro than nBtonlshed aftor dinner that ovonlng when the profossor naked him if ho did not wish to tako a walk. Whon thoy were nlono tho man or mathe matics said: ' "Miss Colby might bo changed Into very lovnblo girl." "You havo noticod her, then?" "Slightly. If uho was mado ovorf sho would mako a nice wlfo for BOino. young man." "I wouldn't marry hor If Bhe was thoi lnat woman on earth," exclaimed Mru' Neodham. "Tut, tut, young man! You havo a; mission hero." Thoy talked for nu hour. Here woal a dry-as-dust old mathematician whof had never marrlod, novor had a ro-f niance and didn't expect to havo, nd-t vising a young man what to do tot get his caao In the hands of Cupid. Two days later Mr. Noodhnm hap- poned to montlon la tho hearing oC Lady Saxon that thero wns a flno mo- torboat down at tho river, and sho att onco commandod him to escort horl down to seo It, Tho professor had said ho would. "I want you to take mo out in thoi boat," commanded tho girl after shot had surveyed It , Tho proressor had sold sho would. "I cannot run that kind of a boat," replied Noedhara. "But 1 can nnd will. Como nlong." "You must oxcuso me. Thero ia dan- ger." "Then you nro a coward!" Tho proreBsor said sho would say that Lndy Saxon stoppod Into the craft and after a llttlo fumbling around found tho switch nnd Btnrtod It Thoi boat shot awuy. There bolng nobody: at tho holm It ran Avhore it pleaeod.. When It hit tho other bank with Kjs, noso and bounded half-way back Its. occupant screamed for help. The professor said sho would, and no attention must bo paid to hor. When tho boat scraped ovor a Bunk on log and shipped a barrel of water tho "crew" uttehid flvo ehrloks in suc cession -mid held out her hands. The profosBor Bald thoro would bo. at Ie'ast llvo screams. The boat ran upstream and down- stream, and from bank to bank, and' finally over tho sunken log and turnodt bottom-sldo up. Tho professor said It would como to that. Now wiib the young mnn's chance, Ho plunged In for tho body nnd awnm ashore with It and bossed tho Job of, first aid and bo on, and eont It flowers evory day until it Bent for him. Several months later, whon profos sor saw a certain nnnouncomont In a. society paper ho grinned and whis pered: "Didn't I tell him bo!" (Copyright, MM, by tho McCluro Nowa papor Syndicate.) COULD WREAK DIRE HAVOC Formor Ambassador White Recom mends Limitations on Aerial Mili tary Operations. Andrew D. White, 'formor ambassa dor to Germany, and chnlrman of tho American delegation to tho first ponco conference, says In a lottor to Josoph H. Choatu that a third Hnguo ponco conference Ib highly desirable and that tho efforts of tho national administra tion to bring about Buch a mooting would recelvo tho support of all Amorl-t-ans regurdlesa or party. Doctor White's health will not permit him to attend a mooting designed to promotq such a couforenco. Ho says In his letter: "Ono burning question left unsettled by the second conference was tho partial or complete substitution of con tact or floating torpedoos for ships Im maintaining blockades. Tho question: is rapidly coming up as to whether aerlul navigation shall bo limited to. obtaining military information or ex tended to attacks upon fortiflod or In vested places, or whether it shall bo given full power to spread devastation ovor poaceful stntos. "Portable magazines containing high explosives cun bo so dropped from flying ranchlues as to wlpo out somo of the lurgest cities In tho world. If any power should In tho futuro bogln a war In h manner so doubtfully recii. Inr aB that in which Japan began her wur with RuBBla, tho nation claiming, to be aggrieved may oasily Insist on bolng absolved from those poor re straints at present rolled upon and go to any oxtromo In projecting explo sives Into the dofenBolcMi cities of hor enemy, and blotting out somo of 'tho greatest achievements of civilization." Act of Kindness. MarJorJo, aged flvo, had boon given some chocolates of various Blzes Picking up a little ono, she Bald: "This Is a baby chocolate"; and of a largo one: "This is a mamma chocolato " She then swallowed tho little ono, and lifting tho larger chocolato to her mouth to oat that also, Bho said' "Don't cry, baby, your mamma is b-comin'."