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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
RECORD CORN YIELD BRITISH NURSES ON SERVICE IN SERBIA Picturesque and Demure Party Gown NEBRASKA'S 1915 CROP GREAT EST IN ITS HISTORY. NEAREST APPROACH WAS 1910 According to a Report of the Agricul tural Board Year's Harvest Will Be 228,094,736 Bushels. The sweet oharm of youth 1b moBt, fittingly exprosflod An this 'pretty i dance frock of dotted wlss. lit makes no protenso to clevcrnoss or original! ity, and woods mo .excuse 'for lacking ' them. Ht Is 'graceful and beautiful . and J imlght bo copiod with good effect iin taffota. silk, muslin, point d'esprlt. 'not, or -chiffon, lit 'Is an Amorlcan In-' splratlon, embodying points that wo Hike to emphasize in the iparty frooks for young girls. I Tho skirt 'Is rather full, and slashed about the 'bottom. The slashes are, bound with 'ribbon, which may be In' :a light color. A niching hemmed at, the edges and gathered 'on itwo shir-' ring threads is festoonod onitho skirt, midway of Its 'length. A soft underbodlce, with elbow sleeves, is made of chiffon and fin ished with a wide V-shaped oponing at the .front and back of tho neok. A soft lace edging is sowed to tho edge of ithis opening, and tho sleeves are finished with a ruchlng-mado llko that on the skirt. Tho .overbodice is fulled on .tho Bhoulders and draped iln surplice ef fect, with 'long arm'e-oyes. It slips easily .over tho .underbodlce, and a ruching, with three stirrings, forms the glrdlo. It fastens at the loft side under two chlffon roses; and two -similar roses are set on 'the loft shoulder. Gay dance frocks, combining sevor al light-colored nets, are made with ribbon'bound flounces or with godets 'Corsage Flowers Things of Rare Beauty Designed to adorn tho corsage of the afternoon or .evening gown, to nestle in tho close-fitting fur neckpiece or to add a final touch of elegance and col or to tho muff, tho corsage bou quet is blooming in tho sunlight of Increasing flavor. In truth, It is clev erer than over, but rarely deserves tho name of a bouquet. Single flowers, or a flower aud bud, made of ribbon or velvet set in millinery foliage, or largo millinery flowers with ribbon In the same color as their foliage tied about the stems, make up- tho big majority of these exquisito accessories. Tho dark colors that aro favored this season, and tho furoro for furs, mako it possible for tho corsago (low er to appear at Its best. In street and visiting toIlcttoB they form ex actly tho right background for It. And tho corsago bouquet Ib as much at homo with ovenlng dross as nat ural flowers aro. The now "vanity corsago" or "van ity flower," is shown in tho group of blossoms pictured hero. It includes two roses, made of ribbon set In mil linery foliage, and a conventional dahlia, with maidenhair fern and roso foliage. Tho fourth flower Ib not meant for tho corsage, but is set on tho dressing table. It is a beautiful receptaclo for ono of the small fem inine vanities, for each ot these flow contrasting in color. A pretty model 'has :a foundation fikfrt 'Of white net finished at the bottom with a scant iruflle of white net 'bound with narrow white satin ribbon. Above this Is a flounce of light blue bound with blue ribbon. A flounce of pink overlaps tho 'blue, and one of pale yellow fin ises the series. Three .groups of flounces, with the colors arranged in this order, cover the skirt, and the waist employs tho colored nets as a drapery over the white net In an un derbodico. Another 'model .in colored uots lifts a flhort and widely flaring skirt in which rose color and black and tan itullo are used with white. The dif ferent colors nro set about the walBt and cxtond to the bottom of the skirt In godets, with colors alternating. The bodice is drapod, and a wide girdle of rich ibrocadod ribbon coinplotes the design. Its colors carry out tho won. derful color schemo In the gown. Besides the use 'of several colors in one gown, designers of dance frocks have achieved some lovely flowerllko effects by -uniting Utreo shades of one .color in silk gowiiH. A coral-colored taffeta has a full short skirt with wide ruchings .nt tho 'bottom in two deeper shades of coral. Ribbons figure con spicuously In the newest models and skirts aro 'pointed or scalloped or slashed about the bottom, with narrow ribbon bindings that help Bet off the 'fact of the dancer to the best possi ble advantage. ers is moro than it seems, and has another good reason, besides that of being beautiful, for appoiring among tho belongings of fair women. In the heart of each is a small box of French powder in tho form of a tiny cake. Tho little flat powder puff fits In the box and is hidden by tho petals or stamens of tho flower. These vanity flowers are captivat ing and very convenient. They make fine holiday gifts. New Flowered Ribbons. Tho now ribbons aro lovoly, somo flowered, somo striped, somo plalu with plcot edge. Others again show an edge of gold or silver, 'following tho trend of fashion for all things me tallic. Double-face ribbons aro smart, showing two colors, and ono side of satin, tho other of- moiro or faille. Evening gowns are trimmed with rib bon, tailored and perky bows aro mads of them, negligees aro bound with rib bon. Plaid ribbon In inch width trims tho now fall blouses of gcorgettoj crepe or net, and forms a bow and band to hold the high collar In posi tion. A similar band and bow holds tho sleeves in at the wrlet. Lincoln. Nebraska's corn crop this year will run 50,000,000 bushels more than at any time in its history, ac cording to a report given out by tho stato board of agriculture. Tho total crop will amount to 228, 094,736 bushels, according to tho care fully reported figures gathered by tho board.Tho only record that approach os that is that of 1910, when tho to tal was 178,923,128 bushels. Figured nt 50 cents a bushel the crop this year will be worth $114,047, 3GS. Of the acreage of 6,990,331, Custer county leads all other counties with a total acreage of 240,828. McPherson county was lowest In the list with 1,250 acres. The average yield this year was re corded as 32.5 bushels per acre as compared to 25.3 bushels last year. Washington county was high in the list with an averago of forty-six bush els per acre. Garfield county was low est with an average of 17.5 bushels per acre. Colfax, Burt, Hamilton, Lan caHter, Polk, Saline, Sarpy, Washing ton, Wayne and York counties all re ported yields of more than forty bush els per acre. In total bushels Saun ders county led with 5,820,350 bushelo. McPherson county was lowest, in this list with 25,000 bushels. Wing May Collapse. A weakened arch at the west end of tho state houoe basement, Btono walla and steps scalng at tho south entrance, an east wing that 13 sinking more than In the past, a wa ter and steam system that gives trou ble at every opportunity and walls and stairs that crack and crumble when big crowds 01' visitors call these are some of the very apparent defects of the pile of stone Nebrasku people term their "capltol." The defects were called to tho at lion of the Janttorlal force recently in no unmlstaklng terms. When ( a crowd of 25 school children , were going through the building, tho ceil ings and walls along all U10 stairways showed cracks which had been caused by their tramping up and down fitalrs. The 3talrs shook more than they have In some time past, as another result of that visit. Tho basement arch threatens to go down at any time. Efforts aro being made to prop it up, but there is no guaranty that these 'will prove avail ing. Visitors who drop in for calls mean while continue to indorse the idea of a. new capltol building. Some of tho most frugal men of the state aro in cluded In the list, too. If something Ib not done pretty soon, in tho opinion of some stato of ficials, the state may be called upon to pay heavy damages to thq families of those who somo day may be burled In the ruins of the shaky old building. Quarantine Reduces Movement. Only amoderato movement of live stock Into Nebraska from other states has taken place this year, according to reports to the state veterinarians, rigid quarantine rules because of the prevalence of the foot und mouth dis ease having cut In seriously. In seven months, April 1 to November 1, the number of animals brought In were: horses, 0,023; mares, 765; stallions, 105; mules, 188; dairy and brooding cattle, Sll; other cattle, 3,025; sheep, 25,208; hogs, C.818. Oats Yield Breaks State Mark. Nebraska raised a million bushels moro oats In 1915 than In 1914, accord ing to tabulations by the state board' of agriculture, with Holt county miss ing. In 1914 the total yield was 71, 114,432 bushels. With Boyd county put of tho totals, the 1915 scoro is 72,751,284 bushels. The average yield per acre was 34.9 bushels tho best ever reported to tho stato board, of agriculture. Sheep Feeders' Day. A Bheep feeders' day will be hold Friday, December 3, at the College of Agriculture at which all persons In terested In sheep aro invited to at tend. The visitors will have an op portunity of looking over the sheep used in tho experiment, which will be closed at that time, and to hear speeches by feeders as well aB mem bers of tho college faculty. Governor Says Crops Fine. Governor Morehead, after a few days' visit at Falls City and ExcelBlor Springs, Mo., has returned to Lincoln, He reports all evidences point to ex cellent crop conditions In tho sections of the two states traversed. Finds Water Is Pure. Dr. Williams F. Wild, state bae teriolofilst, has finished his examlna tion of the Nebraska City water and stated that ho has found tho same to be pure. Several months ago tho at tention df Dr. Wild waB called to this water and he found It to bo In bad condition. .Ho went to the city and made recommendations which result ed In the supply being put Into first, class condition. Just recently It was reported that It was again bad. A rn'npl? was sent to Dr. Wild and ho found It to be all right. These, are nursos of thu First British field hospital for Serbia, photographed outsldu Saloniki. Greece, and ac companied by two Greek oflleors. MERCHANT I ' This photograph shows tho Hoot of merchant vessels hold In Gatun lako of tho Panama canal. Governor Goothals hopes tho canal will bo opened COLOMBIAN INVENTS NOVEL GLIDER -&;:3;x Ono of tho queerest objects to be dubbed a boat Ib tho Yolanda 11, a low lying, rakish craft, which promises to bring about as important a chango In Inland wator traffic aB Robert Fulton's CInromont did In 1807, when sho made hor way up the Hudson river without soils. Tho boat, which Is a develop ment of tho hydroplano Idea, Is tho Invention of Gonzalo MoJIa (shown nbovo), Colombian bankor, who has tho contract to carry mallB for tho Colombian government up tho Magdalona river, Colombia. When not In motion, the Yolanda II drawB five Incites of wator, but as soon as tho big rotractora whir tho boat glides over tho surface with an Inch or less of draught, at a maxi mum apoed of 50 miles an hour. 7ren Flvo members of tho French Industrial and commercial commission now In America to arrango for tho purchase of at least $160,000,000 worth of Iron, steel and other Industrial supplies for dollvory nfter tho war. Sitting nro 13. Dolasalle-Thlrloz, Maurlco Damour, head of tho commission, and Jacques Lesueur; standing, L. Trlncano and M. Chaffour. FLEET HELD UP BY CANAL SLIDE by tho recent slide In tho Culebra cut by Jnnuory 1. ARMLESS, BUT A JUDGE David Moylan, councilman, attorney, and munlclpul judge elect of Clove land, O., was a railroad switchman 18 years ago. An accident doprlved him of his right arm. Moylan Is not a man to be easily discouraged and it wasn't long before ho was back at tho sumo old stand. Seven yenra later an other accident cost him his loft arm. It was then that Moylan turned his at tontlon to law and worked with all hla might and brain until ho mastored the subject. At tho law oxamlnntlon ho answered tho questions with pen be tween his tooth. Ho practiced a while as a lawyer, and four yearB ago was oloctod to the city council. Ho madu good and was returned two years ago by ono of tho blggost votes. In tho recent election ho ran for municipal Judgo and was oloctod by a good plu rality. Tho photograph shows how Judgo Moylan will sign his decisions. Doped Horses. "What's tho matter with hlm7" "Ho's doped, that's all." That's all! nut first ho is kicked and beaton and cuffeS'tand clubbed and cursed nnd starcd.jT He has stood for hours under ablazlng, scorching sun, or driving, blinding sleet. He hn jogged wearily along In a drenching rain. Ho haB faithfully hauled a load too hoavy for him In tho face of a raw, piercing windand has gono without many a meal. But when ho has out grown his usefulness, or has sickened from neglect, though ho may havo given ycanrof loyal service, he Ib not cared for or decently shot, but ho ia doped for sale. His master gives him n dose of gin gor und whisky mixed with nn opinio. This livens him up a bit and so In creases tho chnnco of making an extra dollar This practice Is being closely watched by the only friend In author ity dumb beaBts have, the Humane so cloty. It Is n practlco resorted to by people of profound lgnoranco and pov erty, and others with natures deliber ately cruel. Exclmngo