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THE 8EMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA
r Ready for the Birthday Party PRODUCTION OF BROILERS AS A BUSINESS DOING HOSTLER SERVICE 1 IHHHMWIB.!,,.,,,!,!, ,,., J Tho little beauty of the family, hnv Ing attained tho responslbllltes that begin with her fifth or sixth year, finds plenty of opportunity for wear ing flnory. What with Easter and Juno weddings that requiro her sorv Ices as flower girl, and birthday nnd other parties that are always happen ing among her friends, her social training la well begun. A frock that will graco any occa sion that requires flno dress is mado of sheer batiste and flno val laco. Tho addition of a llttlo very fine hand embroidery will enrich It to tho high est degree of elegance in tho dress of the Bmall girl. Several silk slips to bo worn under It mako a variety of colors possible, for the diaphanous ba tiste and tho val lace veil all colors beautifully. Other sheer cotton fabrics may bo used for dresses or this kind, and tho various ilouncings, with narrow and daintily embroldored odgings, are very effective in little dresses with full Bklrts Joined to short-waisted bodies. These bodies are finished at tho high waist lino with one or two narrow frills, mado of tho embroidered edge from tho flouncing, and tho short sleoves are merely underfills of It. Latest Fashionable Coiffure Two views of a very fashionable coiffuro aro given In tho picture shown above. This Is one of sovoral varia tions of tho same stylo In which tho fialr Is drawn back from tho foro head and brought forward over the cars. Those who are young eonugh, or look young enough, and have the face for it, may attempt it as It is pictured. Tho stylo is not generally becom ing but nevertheless has many de votees. It makes up In neatness and "finish" what it lacks in softness, and It Imparts the charm that lies In look ing well-groomed to those who wear It. To dress it, the hair may bo waved or marcelled and parted at a point on tho forehead above each tomple. The hair at tho top of tho forohead is :hen combed straight back and evon when waved lies flat to tho head with no hint of tlufllnew about it. At tho sides It is brought forward and curved jver tho cars and tho ends concealed ander colls across the bock of tho aead. One or two small ringlets are allowed over tho temple, and a recont 7erston of this stylo has throo short zurlB at the nape of the neck. The same arrangement of tho front nalr appears with tho back hair brought to tho top of the head and colled into a long puff extondlng to tho middle of the crown at tho back. In another variation of the stylo all the hair Is combed back from the face aud brought to the top of tho crown, where it forms a loop of hair tied to ?M tlli Is Llttlo overbodieB of taffeta or other light silk aro worn with them. Thoy are cut without sleoves, having bands over tho shoulders, and just to reach tho top of the frills on the underbody. Their edges aro pinked or finished with hemstitching. They may be mado of wide ribbon, and sevoral over bodies In various colors mado to bo worn with one frock. Slips of silk or mull to match them will bring tho frock Into harmony with any color scheme, but they aro prettiest when worn over white with color confined to the ovorbodlco and hair rlbbonB. Very handsomo and Bhowy party dresses for tho small girl aro mado by Joining fin 3 val or other llngerio laco Insertion to embroidered organdlo Insertion in alternating rows, by means of hemstitching. Although the lace, embroidery and homstltclnng are all machine mado the effect of these In combination Is flno. Tho In sertions must bo basted together at home and the hemstitching dono by someono who has tho proper machinu for it. There is a fad for having a -hat or little bonnet made to match tho lin gerie party frock, and a protty exam ple Is shown In the picture given hero. place with narrow ribbon. This is a coiffuro for evening dress. A protty stylo recently Introduced shows tho hair with an almost Im perceptible wave parted at the left side and combed across tho head to the right side. It 1b brought a llttlo way down In a curve ut the mtddln of tho forehead and arranged in four soft colls across the back or tho head, against the. nape or the neck. A Jew eled comb is thrust in tho hair above tho coils and at tho right of tho crown. The most becoming of recent styles has a small pompadour across tho fore head and stands out at the sidos, sug gesting tho bobbed hair of children In this stylo tho back hair Is colled low across the head. In tho latest coiffures short curls are appearing sometimes at each side, of the faco and sometimes in tho coils at tho back of tho head, and tliero Is reason to be lieve that tho popularity of tho uncov ored forehead Is waning. Made With Ruffles. There aro plain silk petticoats to wear with walking frocks that aro plain petticoats, no more, no loss. They are mado with ruffles to glvo tho roaulred fullness nt tho hot some of them are ntiffouo.1 with crln ollno or a reed. - ll mount establishments, what is termed a woman, for at none of tho romount of tho work. "LITTLE GEORGE" OLIVER Senator Oeorgo T. Oliver of Penn sylvania was loft an orphan when a mero lad nnd was reared by an older brother and his wifo. Tho latter was only about eight years oldor than George, but she camo to regard him as a son. She alwayo referred to him as "Little George," and this continued long after "Llttlo Georgo" had reachod manhood. Evon after ho was jnarrled Bbo felt aB if she ought to see that his faco and hands wcro clean. In 1900, after tho congressional re apportionment, Oliver was prominent ly mentioned for congressman-at-largo. HIb brothor went homo ono day in high spirits over tho prospects of a really, truly congressman in tho fam ily. "Looks as if thoy'ro going to send Georgo to congress," ho told his wifo. She seemed strangely lacking In en thusiasm. "Aren't you glad to hear of George's good luck?" hor husband asked, "Ye-es,""sho murmured, reflectively, enough to go to congress?" "Llttlo Georgo" waa then n sturdy years. QUITS LIFE-SAVING SERVICE , guished service at tho head of tho life-saving Borvlco of tho United States." Thero is no mora modest man in Washington than Superintendent Kim ball, and when he was asked to comment upon his record ho said: "I may havo earned some credit, but I certainly do not deserve all of tho encomiums that havo been heaped upon me." THE NEW WAR MINISTER Those who attended tho Raltlmoro convention four yearB ago will never forget that slim, rtudlous figure which, with remarkable oratorical and tils putative ability, led tho fight for Wil son In tho Ohio delegation. He broko tho unit rule and prevented tho wast ing of tho men from tho northern part of tho stato on Judson Harmon, tho favorite son. It is not ton much to say that Woodrow Wilsoit might never havo been president of tho United States had It not been for this plucky battlo of Newton D. Baker. Tho Cleveland leader had been tho original Wilson man in Ohio nnd many years boforo a student under Wilson in Johns Hop kins university, in tho very city whoro tho convention was hold. Added to pcr"onal affection, Mr. Wilson tlrss four years ago incurred a political debt. This debt ho now ro pays by giving Mr. Baker a post, If not of great ease or financial emolument, certainly of Immonso responsibility nnd opportunity to display creatlvo and administrative talent of tho highest order. Mr. WJlson'a second war secretary, like his first, is a lawyer of tho high est caliber. UnJ'ko Mr. Garrison, however, Mr. Baker Is a politician of well earned repute, ifo is studious by Inclination, but by occupation a rough-and-tumble fighter. Into Mr. Baker's hands will bo put tho execution of tho preparedness plan for tho army which congress Is qulto certain to enact this session. Whether ho will havo sympathy with army alms and army feelings Is raoro In doubt. For sovoral monthB ho has supported tho president's pre paredness Btand, as ho Iiqb all tho other prominent Wilson policies. Ho was originally an avowed llttlo navy and llttlo army man nnd is bollovod to havo boon convinced of thojustico of tho opposlto side's position about tho same tlmo as tho president. Mr. Baker still is a mombcr of sovoral peaco societies. Miss Iris Ford, one of tho reign ing favorites in London society and frequently referred to bb a "Diana of tho Buckinghamshire hunts," Is among tho womon of tho ouiplro who havo undertaken menial tasks as tholr con tribution to tho dofciiBo of tho country against tho Teutonic allies. Miss Ford is a helper in ono of tho romount dopots established by tho war dopart mont for tho enro and training of horses destined for scrvlco at tho front. Miss Ford, along with hor com panions, reports nt tho Btnblo nt 7 n. m and works until six o'clock in tho evening. Thoy havo not only to "break" tho animals with vicious ten dencies and hostility to mounts, but also to clean thorn of mud nnd dirt and presorvo tho sanitary conditions of tho stnblos. Thero is nt tho dopot whoro Miss Ford is enlisted, near Maidenhead, as woll as all other ro a "head lad," who In ovory lnstanco is stations is thero a man to do any part "But do you think George in old nnd promising llttlo chap of flfty-two After fifty-four ycaro of scrvlco to tho government of tho United States, Sumner I. Kimball has retired at tho ago of elghty-ono. For thirty years ho was at tho head of the United States coast guard and llvo-savlng service In nccoplliiK his application for re tirement, President Wilson paid him a beautiful tribute, holding him up to tho admiration of his follows for tho development of tho wonderful hu manitarian system of Hfo -saving from its Infancy. Tho president said: "I dcslro to extend to you my fo licitntiona upon tho closing of your active career In tho public sorvlce with which you havo been Identified for more than half n century, and to avail myself of this opportunity to express tho interest I feel in writing into effect tho mandate of congrens which carries for you so signal an honor in recognition of your distin BLACK ORPINGTON Four Excellent Specimens (From tho United States Department of Agriculture.) Brollors nro young chickens weigh ing from threo-fourths to two pounds, tho latter wolght being tho most com mon sizo. Tho production of brollors as a special business haa been tried without success on many poultry farms in tho northcastorn part of this country. Brollors, howovor, aro raised Bucccssfully and at a. good profit both on poultry farms and also whoro only a fow fowls aro kept, tho brollors bo Ing tho cockerels which nro a by-product In tho raising of pullots for egg production. Tho goneral-purposo breeds of fowls, such as tho Plymouth Rocks, Wyan dottos, Rhodo Islnnd Reds, and Orping tons, produco chickens making tho best brollors. Theso chickens weigh from two to two and ono-half pounds (llvo weight) nt cloven to thlrtoon weoks of ago. Tho Leghorns aro not so woll adapted for brollors, aB their chickens are smaller, but they mako fair brollors, weighing from ono to two pounds. All Leghorn cockorols, oxcopt thoso saved for brooding stock, should bo sold as brollors, as thoy aro not woll adapted for market after passing boyond this sizo. Whlto chickens mako tho most attractivo and easily dressed broilers, as their pin feathers aro not bo apparent when tho chickens aro prepared for market. Chlckons of tho genoral-purpoBO breeds mako good market poultry nftor thoy paBS tho broiler sizo, but many of thoso, es pecially thoso hatched early, nro mar. kotcd to best' advantago aB brollors, both on account of tho high prlco paid lor brollors, and becauso by selling ho cockerels at this ago tho pullotu iacz: ,iacz "n' to j A Mixed Flock of Chickens. DRY MASH FOR LAYING HENS Composition of Ration Recommended by Professor Stoncburn of the Connecticut Station. Ono of tho leading authorities in tho country on subjocts relating to poultry Is Prof. F. H. Stoncburn of tho Connecticut Agricultural Experiment station. Ho has a ration which ho calls a dry maBh. The tendency moro and moro Is towards dry feeding, oven when ground feed Is given. Tho dry mash recommended by Pro fessor Stoncburn for laying hens is as follows: 200 pounds coarso bran, 100 pounds cornmcal, 100 pounds glu ten meal, 100 pounds ground oats, 76 pounds wheat middlings, 25 pounds feeding flour, 30 pounds flno boot scraps; feed in hoppers, opon at all tlraoH. Using First Duck Eggs. Tho first throo or tour eggs that a duck lays in tho early spring aro sel dom good for hatching nnd usually aro sold or used for cooking. Mil WYANDOTTE of General-Purpose Breeds. aro usually given a bettor chanco to develop. Tho cockorols should bo separated from tho pullots as soon as tho box can bo readily distinguished, tho moBt promising chlckono being saved for breeding stock. Tho box 1b usually told by tho dovelopment of tho bond points, tall, and general malo charac teristics in tho cockorols, aud this re quires somo skill and practico. Tho chlckons solcctcd as brollors may bo forcod moro rapidly thnn thoso saved for brooding stock. Quick growth can bo produced by dividing them Into flocks of GO or less and confining them to small pons for 14 to 18 days before thoy nro marketed. Feed in tho morn ing and nt noon a wot maBh of six pounds cornmoal, four pounds low grado wheat flour, and two pounds bran or middlings, mixed with skim milk or buttermilk to tho consistency of oatmeal porrldgo. If no milk is available, add ono pound of boot scrap to tho mash, and glvo somo green feed dnlly using only enough water to mako n crumby mash. In addition to either of thoso mash feeds, glvo nil tho cracked corn which tho chlckons will cat, for tho ovonlng feed. Higher prices nro paid for tho early broilers, thoso hatched in March and April, than for thoso hatched In tho lato spring and early summer. Pul lots hatched early also mako tho best fall and winter layers and nro tho most profitable to raise. Broilers aro marketed both allvo and dressed. Con siderable caro should bo used In both dressing and shipping broilers so that thoy will roach tho market in a neat, attractivo condition. GREEN FEEDS ARE ESSENTIAL Yellow Corn With Clipped Alfalfa or Sprouted Oats Puts Desired Color In the Yolks. Eggs with a rich-colored goldon yolk aro, from a market standpoint, moro desirable than u palo-yolked ogg. Duo to lack of groon rango focd In tho winter, such eggs aro not nor mally laid during tho wintor. Tho secrot in aB follows: Yellow corn with clipped alfalfa or sprouted oats aro winter feeds that put tho color In tho yolk. Stemmy alfalfa and clover will not do. Alfalfa and clover Bweoplngs from tho haymow mako an oxcollont poultry feed. Little Salt Is Good. Although salt will sometimes kill fowls and chicks if placed whoro thoy can got nt It, a llttlo salt In tho mash Is an advantago. To Obtain Eggs. In order to obtain eggs It Is neces sary to havo healthy, vigorous stock properly fed.