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THE SEMLWEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
wo5 m Successful Combination of Two Fabrics MAKING PREPARATIONS FOR SPRING WORK SUBTLE JUSTICE M'REYNOLDS L Tho combination of two materials In fiuits and gowns for spring Is an item of stylo that is alroady established, along with tho fact that BkirtB are longer. Wo are assured that bodices are to be tight fitting, and that skirts already full enough are to bo fuller, but tho story of spring styles Is not all told, and those things remain to bo proved. Tho combination of two materials has already made a suc cess, and appears to bo as welcome as is tho spring itself. In dresses for afternoon and eve ning wear, crepe and taffota are used together with porfect succoss. Taf fota and lace mako another combina tion that has proved its merit, "Taillo and satin is still another. Two kinds of cloth, or two kinds of silk an asf well liked, It seems, as tho more fa miliar Joining of silk with cloth. Each Is to do as she likes in this matter of putting one and one together to mako one gown. A street dress is shown hero in which sorge and taffeta give excellent account of themselves when Joined for a very useful purpose. Tho upper third of tho skirt Is of tho taffeta and the lower part, of serge, Is sot on to It with i narrow piping of the serge. The fullness is placed at the sides and back and is less apparent in street dresses than in others. Tho bodico and slooves are of tho taffeta, tho bodico having a short yoke and drop shoulder. The sleeves are Enter tbe Spring Blouses A semiannual rehearsal of the mode takes place oach season and weeks before tho public demands tho new styles they are passed in review be fore those who must provide for this demand, For some reason those who create blouseB and whoso word Is law in tho matter of stylos, have been a little lato In presenting them. Dut now enter tho expected now blouses for spring, a fine-grained and beautiful company. Wo know that wo nro to bo blessed with things of sheer beauty and that they are to bo made of fine cottons, crepes, silks and llnon; that designs aro slmplo and workmanship lino; that seavns aro to bo set together with hemstitching ur other ornamental needlewo, Tt, or with fine laco; that pin tuckB aro favored; that color Is Introduced In many ways on white blouses; and two materials aro com bined in these as In other garments. Nearly all tho now blouseB fasten at tho front und have long sleeves. The dignified high collar appears on many of them but still greater numbers aro open at tho throat, with collars that lurn back and aro generally wldo. Good examples of high-collared waists iro shown In the picture given here. At tho loft a blouso of fine, whito vollo has inserted bands of cross barred vollo, showing hair lines of bliiQ, light brown and pink. Tho cross bar bands are set -Into the plain vollo with hemstitching. The plain vollo la long and narrowed toward tho hand. Pipings of tho silk are used in settlnp in the sleoves and In Joining tho bod of tho waist to tho yoke. Tho lowor part of tho bodico and a poplura are made of tho serge, set or In a way that simulates a little coat Tho edges of tho serge aro corded, and it is faced back at the fronts with silk. Tho narrow bolt extending about the sides and back is mado of tho sorgo, and tho poplum and sleoves aro deco rated with bone buttons sot on in rows. Tho bodico has a shawl collar and orens at tho front, whero tho sides cross surpllcc-wlso. It is Joined to tho skirt under a wldo girdle of tho silk decorated with rows of narrow velvet ribbon. This ribbon Is thread ed through tiny straps mado of em broidery silk, and makes an odd and pretty finish to a dress that may best bo- described as odd and pretty, also. From Tip to Toe. A twinkle at the feet is almost a no cesslty In these days, and the hair dresser's art is one to bo followed carefully; for without perfectly turned-out feet and an Irreproachably dressed head tho modern dress looks anything but smart. Tho waste occasioned by coins rub blng together is said to cost tho world a ton and a quarter of gold and 88 tons of silver annually. laid in pin tucks at each side of the opening at tho front. Pearl buttons sot in groups of three, and well made buttonholes provide tho fastening will a snfcUlor size In tho same kind ol button used on the collar and cuffs. The collar Is finished with a banc of the cross bar which turns ovor and a band of equal width Is let In tlu cuffs. This Is a practical, tasteful waist for dally wear. mouses of plain voile liko that al tho right aro made in tan, rose, blue and maize and in white having rullles edged with a color. This narrow edg ing of a color and hemstitching make up tho decorative features. Tho Ion? sleeves aro narrowed toward the cuff which Is a straight band of tho vollf edged with a rullle. Wherever sewing appears in this waist the hemstitch if used so that It 1b a feature of great importance. Tho high collar Is a crushed band supported by wires and edged with t narrow rufllo. Ruffles of graduuted width aro cascaded down tho fron1 and a finishing touch of distinction ap pears at the throat In a small panel o black taffeta which is sewed to oik side of tho collar and fastens to tin other sido with three pearl buttons Tho blouso fastens with small peari buttons and loops of silk thread. plained Melteynolds; they'll get tho story If they wait long onough, don't you seo?" A great light dawned in tho Englishman's eyes. "Ah," ho exclaimed, "you mean steam packet. Story shipped by steam packet, "fwould bu utterly absurd, wouldn't It ha, ha, ha." EXPERIMENTS WITH WHITE RATS Phlladclphlans wcro perturbed re cently over tho publication of tho ro suits of ft series of experiments with whito rats which aro being mado by Helen Dean King at tho Wlstar In Btltuto of Anatomy and Biology of tho University of Pennsylvania. Shorn of its sensationalism and half truths, tho story of tho experi ments with whito rats now going on at tho Institute is still interesting. By means of careful selection and mating of brother and sister rats from tho same litters, which is "the closest form of lnbrocding possible," there Is being doveloped a race bigger, heavier and better In every way than tho ordinary rat. "And," says Doctor King, "theo retically what can bo dono with rats can bo dono with other animals. Give me ten yearB longer and I may havo found out something." By following out her experiments It "might bo pos- Blblo to rovolutlonlzo tho whole system of stock raising" and thoroby Increase tho supply of meat and rcduco tho cost of living. Doctor King is tho only woman in America who holds a professorship in research work, tho only other woman In tho world who has that honor being Mme. Curie of Paris. "SUB" FOR amusing himself this way ono evening that tho duko saw a street car collide with a fat woman. Of all tho men who leaped to her assistance, tho duko got thero first. She was qulto uninjured, but tho duko bundled her off to h hospital before aho know who had helped her. Half, an hour later, when tho duko returned to tho Quirinal ho sent bin aid to tho hospital to mako certain she really was not Injured. NEW CHIEF OF YARDS AND DOCKS Ciyll Engineer Frederic R. Harris ot tho navy, recently appointed chief of tho bureau of yards and docks, navy department, to Bucceed Civil Englnoer Homor R. Stanford, has mado an en viable record In connection with a number of Important projects on which ho wna engaged since appoint ment to tho navy corps of civil engi neers. Among hln achievements was tho solving of tho problem that long had attached to tho dry dock at tho New York navy yard, tho contract for which was awarded In 1905. Flvo ycara later, after sor-al contractors had failed on tho J.b. Civil Engineer Har ris took charge. Ho employed nn en tirely new method of construction, ho waB instrumental in having tho di mensions of tho dock increased, and ho successfully Oforaploted tho work In 1912. In addition to many other achlovo- monta, Civil Engineer Harris dovised a now method of construction to bo UBcd in tho completion of tho dry dock at Pearl harbor, Hawaii, tho system Involving tho building and Blnklng of a series of floating caissons or sections. Ho haa been concerned as an assistant In the cdnstructton of tho state dry dock at Boston and tho project of tho contemplated municipal dry dock at Now York. Ho has been a valuablo technical assistant to tho department of Justice, and ho haa been a lecturer at tho University of the City of Mow York, tho Now York college, and tho Stovona Institute of Technology, aa well bb being the author of numerous technical papers. Associate .Tustlco McRoynolds oi tho United States Supremo court pref aces nearly everything ho has to say with a story. Occasionally Mcltoynolds tolls a story with a point so subtle that only thoso with a keenly pitched senso ot humor can "got" him. One night at a dinner ho sprang somqthlng that oc casioned not tho slightest rlpplo ot laughter. Ho waited a reasonable length of tlmo und then obucrved: "Woll, at loast don't cry about it.' Nobody got that cither. Vhcy didn't understand what it waB that they weren't to cry about. So Mcltoy nolds added: "It'll como In, may bo by froight." An Englishman was seated next to McRcynolds, and his curiosity was aroused. "What do you mean when you say como by. freight?" lie inquired. "Slowly, liko a freight train," ox- m v: - M KING VICTOR Tho duke ot Genoa, who "subs" as king at tho Qulrlnal whllo his nephow Victor Emmanuel, is at tho front, Is fast proving himself a formidable rival of the latter for tho affectloiiB of the Italian people. King Victor has ever been knowt as tho most democratic sovereign in Europo. His "sub" has gone him one better for democracy and won for him eolf tho sobriquet of the civilian king. Tho ncurest tho duko of Genoa comes to accopting any of tho kingly perquisites that go with his job is al four o'clock oach day, when ho gooi for his drivo In tho country. Fow cavnlrymen surround his carriage and a corpa of blcyclo guards follow. The police won't lot him drlvo unless he accepts this escort. In the evening ho makes up for It by walking about tho streets of Rome in civilian clothes, accompanied only by his chief aid do camp. It was whlln An Excellent "String" Porhapa you havo boon raising poul try for many years but with indiffer ent success Just fooling nlong with a fow hens, of many dlfforunt breeds, feeding any old thing, In old, tumble down houBcs, nllvo with mites and lice, and unclean. Maybo you havo woudorcd why you havo not had tho buccoih that somo ot your neighbors had and porhaps nro discouraged and ready to say thoro is nothing In tho poultry business. This is truo If you continue in tho sarao old way, but if you will follow a fow Blraplo rules, which every buc coBBtul poultry raiser must follow, you cannot help bolug successful In Juat tho degroo ot painstaking caro with which you carry on tho work. In tho first place you must havo clean, well ventilated poultry houses. These do not cost much and on tho avorago farm thoy can bo constructed of old boards and by the labor of a handy man, in ono or two days, Tho houses must bo provided with clean nests. Build tho housos when ever possible facing tho south, leav ing tho front open except tho cover ing of small mesh wlro to keep out predatory animals. If you Intend to use Incubatora and brooders provldo n comfortable brood er houso which can bo closed up to Bhut out tho cold, damp draftB of ear ly spring. Set your Incubator In a warm placo In tho attic, tho collar, or In somo room woll protected. Noxt, wo want to lmproas you with tho fact that you cannot ralso good chlckonB from poor ogga- If you aro satisfied with tho mixed breeds, good, bad and Indifferent, thero Is littlo ad vlco to glvo you aa to their manago mont. If you propoflo to ralso good chick ens, fowls that will lay tho greatest number of eggs, or produco tho great est number of poundB of meat, soloct your breed, and then buy purebred oggs. You can only get thoso by buy ing from broedors whoso Integrity Is unquestioned, and who aro ready to guarantco that their oggB will pro duco birds true to typo. Insist upon having oggs from '.lona and not from young pullota. EggB from a hen that Is fully grown and PRINCIPAL RATION FOR EGGS Cracked Corn, Wheat and Heavy White Oats Arc Three Chief Innrc dlenta of Mixture. Ono of tho principal rations used In ono of tho most successful laying contests of tho year consists of: Pounds. fiO (10 40 20 Z0 10 Crarkod corn Wlicut Heavy whlta outs Hurley Kuflr corn Co.'irsa beof setups We beliovo that plump oats, wheat, barloy, cracked corn and beef scrapa would glvo about tho same rosulta, writes M. F. Greeley in Dokota Farmer. Six thousand eggs to tho farm, la tho way our statisticians havo It, or about 70 eggs to tho hen. And tlila wJth n goodly number of trap-nested birds producing ovor 200 oggB, not n fow over 250 to 2SC. Too many roost ers, old hens, late, good-for-nothing chickens and culls generally aro largely the cause of this low average Let's all try to raljo it. Slnco utility, and not qulto so much foolery, governa tho selection of prize fowla now much moro than It did, tho Bo-called moss-back farmers aro tak ing moro interest In poultry shows; und not only that but thoy are tak ing moro birds home with them when thoy go than whon birds wore Judged wholly by stripe, comb and feathers. Sonslblo farmers, refusing to be fooled, havo brought much ot this change about. Test Hatching Eggs. In soiling eggs for hatching, It Is a wiso and a safo rule, no matter how healthy your birds Boem, not to as sumo the eggs produced aro fortllo, or that thoy will hatch. Tho safe plan 1b to test them at homo. It a sotting from any given mating hutches rca sonably well with you then go ahead. Keep Front Open. Don't, because ot freezing weather, close up tho chicken houso front! Cold weather is just tho time to keep tho front open. But stop tho cracks at tho back, sides and in tho roof. Drafts and IcakB are the trouble breeders of White Wyandottes. matured will naturally produco moro birds and Btrongor birds thnn eggs from pullets who nro still in a stato of growth. Sometimes It la truo that pullet eggB hatch out woll, but thoy do not produco birds with tho vigor and stamina that como from maturo cggH. Ami you will find that tho chicks from pullet eggs will bo moro subject to dlscaso and moro will die. If you havo n good brcod and ralso your own ogga, separato tho best hens of your flock and Bolcct tho best eggs from theuo. Novor Bet nn ogg from a hen that is puny, or that has had n touch of disease at any tlmo, or that Is any way deformed, no matter how slightly. If you ubo an Incubator, you muBt watch it day and nlKht, and after you havo learned nil that tho manufacturer tells you In tho directions on tho ma chine, you must ubo your own com mon Benso and comply with tho vary ing conditions of cllmato. When tho youngsters como out ot their shell thoy, too, muat bo watched ovory day ,and bo cared for in ovory detail all tho tlmo. Young chickens cannot bo raised by any porson who is frequently away from homo for long intervals. Ono must bo on tho job all tho tlmo. Tho moBt Important thing In start ing young chicks is to rofrnln from feeding them a Binglo atom for nt least 3G hours. Nature has filled tholr littlo stomachs boforo they loft the, Bhell and If thoy nro Btuffod as soon as thoy 'appear, many will dlo. Glvo thum plenty of wator and af ter thlrty-slx hours feed them lightly on fino rolled oats or coarao cornraoal. Then, Just as soon as thoy show strength and- vigor, let them run on, tho tendor, short grass for a littlo whllo ovory day. Watch for llco from tho Btart, and If any aro found on tho heads or under tho wings, touch tho spots lightly with lard or vasollno. Having started right by following tho nboyo directions, your success do ponds upon tho fidelity with which you manago tho flock until thoy becomo fledged or aro ready to bo sent to tho market. HENS PRODUCING MOST EGGS Comparison Made of Hen-Hatched Chickens and Artificially Hatched Incubator Is Favored. , Experiments conducted by tho Now York Stafo College of Agrlculturo, ex tending over n porlod ot threo years, dlaprcved tho theory that hen hatched chickens aro of higher vitality than thoso hatched in incubntor8. Tho first ycur tho hen matched pulletB laid moro eggs than tho incubator hatched onco. Tho second year tho Incubator pullota succeeded, both In numbor and In profits, as thoy laid moro reglarly during tho Beacon when ogga woro high priced. During tho third year tho balanco was still moro In favor of tho artificially hatched hen. Aloo,' Bho was In bettor condition, Tho chicks woro hntched from ogga of tho eamo quality, and fed and housed in tho 8amo manner. Tho ox pcrlmont will bo .continued for many years, bo that moro accurate conclu sions can bo arrived nt. So far, tho chicks, hatched by incubntor from ogga laid by hens hatched from Incu bators, havo proved moro oteady and valuablo ogg producorB. WHY CHICKENS CATCH COLDS Too Close House Has Same Effect as Drafts and Exposure - Fowl Does Not Sweat. Drafts and cxposuro aro causes for chickens taking cold, but a too tight Iioubo will bring about eamo re sults. The fowlB como out not awoatlng, for a fowl does not Bwoat but fairly steaming from the heat of tholr own close bodies. ) Tho cold air strikes them and thoy" tako a quick chill. Sometimes it Ib their heads and eyes that first show tho effects or that chill, Bomotlmes It Is tho throat or' lunB8' Eggs Absorb Odors. A fresh ogg will absorb odoro aa readily bb fresh milk. Muatineae on moldy growth In egg cases or fllfora will taint tho ogg and loner its quality.