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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
Gowns of Transparent Organdie. Orgnndles thnt look as If they .ore woven on the looms of the fairies h:lvo occasionally appeared nmong the sheer whlto gowns for midsummer. Thee "fabrics are as .gauzy ns the wings ol dragonfly and about us crisp. But they support Uuo embroidery and have been mado In edgings und fldunclngs of un equaled daintiness. Evening and afternoon frocks nave been mado of transparent organdies, often In combination with voile or net. They are to be worn over slips of taf feta for the best effects. The finer lingerie laces are used with them und, for the handsomest frocks, princess, renalssnuco and other hundmudo va rieties are used. Organdie mnk'cs the prettiest plaltlngs also and many narrow-plaited ruffles help out In the em bellishment of airy frocks. To Embellish the Hero are pictured two collars and a collnr with ventce, which are recent additions to the ulrcady great nrray of neckwear. The collurs are made of transparent orgundlo and the collar and vesteo of sheer orgnndlu trimmed with Venetian lace Insertion. CollarB and vestees of this kind are liberally used In iinlshlng plnln waists und blouses In nil Forts of materials to give them the summery touch and the becoinlngncss of white about the face. There Is little difference In the twe collars. Both are large enough to be clussed among small capes and both are made of plcin, transparent organ' die. This materlul lends Itself per fectly to nnrror plnltlngs, and each of these cape collars is covered with rows of plaltlngs set close together. In tho collar nt tho left they are stitched to the foundation cape and turned over, nnd It Is necessary to press them down. In the other collar tho plaltlngs are hemstitched to tho plain enpe. Tho small vestee Is frilled on to a short yoke at tho front and slips under the sides of the bodice, leaving tho collnr free to fall over tho shoul ders nnd bnck. These manufactured accessories nro well made and accur ately cut and are so Inexpensive that It Is not worth while to attempt them at homo. They are particularly useful for remodeling blouses and are tho It Is dtfllcult to reproduce such un substantial and gauzy materials In a picture, although they make a lovely background for fine embroideries. From the Illustration only a faint Im pression can be gathered of the hand some frock of embroidered orgaudlp and lace which shows such clever adaptation of stylo to fabric. It Is made wltli a full, gathered skirt having a wide panel of lace let In nt each side. The front nud back are heavily hand embroidered. The bodice Is simple, opening In a -V at the front and back of the neck. A small collar, covered with plaltlngs, makes a beautiful finish. A drapery of lace at each side forms caps over tho top of the sleeves, and tho embroidered pattern on the slflrt Is repeated In smaller size on the bodice and girdle. Tho frock Is in one piece. Plain Waist. joy of the tourist. It Is no burden to take quantities of fresh and crisp looklng neckwenr on a Journey,, Many other sheer fabrics are used for similar collars, but no other Is quite so crisp looking as organdie, and It, seems to soli less easily than the. softer fabrics. Couch Arrangement. The following way of making up a couch when used ns a bod will prove satisfactory, provided tho couch Is of that type which has sides that can be let down like the swinging ends or sides of a kitchen tnblo. Make up the bed In the morning tho snme as ordlnurlly, but when the sheets and blankets nro In place Instead of tuck ing them in at tho sides, fold tbo blanket nnd then the sheets smooth ly from tho slifos townrd the center. Thus tho bedclothes will occupy only the top of the couch, leaving the sides free. Drop the sides, spread a cover over the whole couch and a neat re sult will appear. Have for the pillows, day covers like the cpuch cover, which can bo easily slipped off ut night. Chinese Bracelets. Plain Chinese bracelets are used ns trimming on huts, arranged so that the hat can be carried by them aw if they were loops. The Leading Witness Bu FRANK FILSON (Copyright. 181G. by W. a. Chapman.) Old Mrs. Susan Jenkins' murder had horrified tho town. Suspicion pointed nt onco to Frank Jenkins, her nephew, Who, after being repeatedly cut off and reinstated In tho old lady's will, had disappeared from tho scene for sov ,crnl years until tho week before. Frank Jenkins struck mo nB weak rather than criminal. I could not sco him murdering Ids aunt in cold blood. But sentiment was strongly against him. Ills only friend was Mubel Arm strong, who had helped keep tho no'er-do-well as straight as It was possible for him to go. Tho evidence seemed extremely strong. Frank had been living with his mint for n week. Tho old woman, who was Irascible, had threatened him again with the loss of her prop erty. So much .Tad, tho Polish farm hand, had volunteered through an In terpreter. Jnd was u sullen, ungainly. lout, who could not speak a word of English. Ho had been employed about three weeks and had como from nn Immigrant bureau. Tho Rccscs, who lived next door, had heard cries during the night, but hatf thought tho old lady was merely angry nnd scolding her nephew. At six In the morning Frank had burst into their home, shouting that his aunt had been murdered. She hud been strangled with n piece of Uipe, and there were signs of a struggle in her room. Sho clutched a lock of hnir in her hand. It was obviously Frank's hair. The boy was arrested us soon as tho police came on the scene. Jad, who had slept In the loft over the barn, deposed that he had heard nothing. The absolutely damning evidence, however, wns Phlneas'. Phlncns was Mrs. Jenkins' parrot. Ho was swing- "Oh, Frank!" He Shrilled. "Don't Frank!" ing on Ills perch when the detectives entered, nnd he cocked his head and looked at them. "Oh, Frank I" ho shrilled. "Don't, Frank I" Mabel Armstrong came to me. I promised to do what I could, but Frank ulrcady laid been committed for trial, and public sentiment wus furiously against him. If it wasn't Frank it was Jud, of that I was cer tain. But I hud nothing to work on, I mistrusted the Pole; I knew that he was a frequenter of low places In town, and I knew that his knowledge of English must be more than ho pre tended. Thnt helped me nothing. 1 went to Frank in the Jail and be: camo convinced ot his Innocence from tho moment ho opened his Hps. "I've been a mucker," ho said, "but I never stooped to murder." "Where wero you on that night?" I asked. "How is it you didn't hear your uunt cry if she was in tho next room?" Frank looked mo straight in tho face. "I was druuk," lie answered. "Sho hud been nagging me uutll I couldn't stand It any longer, and I went out' and had n glass of whisky. It must have been doped. I remember going to bed und Unit's all, till llvo o'clock in tho morning. Something startled me. I got up ntril knocked at her door. There was no answer. Tho door was unlocked, nnd I went in. Then oh, God, Mr. Jnmes, to think that that infernal parrot should have called my name!" I told him that I meant to save him, and I meant II too. Mabel .Armstrong went to sco Frank. She was tho calmer of tho two. She came uway us encouraged us I had been. I wanted to put n private detectlvu on .Tad's trail, but Mabel 1 twisted on watching him herself. She, did settle ment work in tho poor neighborhood where Jnd wus now living. About u week later she came to me, her eyes exultant. "We've got him 1" she exclaimed. "What, that Polish fellow?" I suld. Mabel nodded. "Ho lives over a Polish barber," she said. "I don't understand" I began, and imldenly I snw light. "You meuii the lock of hatf? Hut muiK never ha a his hair cut in such a place as that t" "No, but Scmplovltch worked for Ghlozzl, tho barber on Main street three weeks before tho murder." "And?" "And he must have gnthcred n lock of Frank's hnir from tho floor after it was cut off, nnd given it to Jad. There's your clew, Mr. Jnmes." Sho looked so happy and pretty that if she had been five years younger, or I five years older, I think I should have kissed her. "But that Isn't nil," sho ndded. "What next?" I asked. "Semplovltch Is an animal trainer." "And keeps birds?" "Cnnarlcs, parrots nnd lluchcs. Tenches birds to talk In twolvo hours by covering their cages and UBlng n imonograph." "Then tho parrot must have been taken out of tho house 1" I exclaimed. "On the evening of tho murder 1" 8ho answered. I followed up this clow. I found n little girl In u Russian family resid ing overhead who had seen Semplo vltch carrying In a parrot In n cage ut nine o'clock on tho night of tho murder. Tho parrot lived In Mrs. Jenkins' sitting room, adjoining her bedroom on the ono side, while Frank's room was on the other. The police laughed at my theory, al though tho lock of hair business im pressed them. Tho parrot wns being kept in the sitting room as evidence for the prosecution. And now I con fess to a trick I played. I make this admission with regret, but I was morally convinced of tho guilt of Jad nnd his accomplice. It was necessary to stage the scene so as to surprise Semplovltch into a con fession. And sp well, the house wns scaled up, but even u middlo-ugcd lawyer can climb through n window with u loose catch upon occasion. And bo, huving vlBlted Semplovltch and gathered an Impression as to hlB family relations, much to his disgust nnd suspicion, I took ray phonograph Into the sitting room und couched that parrot five successive nights with tho assistance of sundry sunflower seeds. When all was ready I induced tho po lice chief to bring Jad and Semplo vltch Into the sitting room by day. I turned on the barber. "You took a lock of Fruuk Jenkins' hair from tho floor of Chlozzl's," I said. Taken by surprise, tho fellow yet managed to express blank lack of un derstanding. So I removed tho cover from the parrot's cuge. The bird flapped its wings nnd be gan to shriek : , "Take mo home I Take me homo I .Tad's going to kill my mistress 1 I won't say Frank Jenkins did It!" Which was not, of course, what it had lieard in Scmplovltch's shop. But tho effect on tho superstitious Polo was electrical. He dropped on his knees und blurted out a full confes sion there and then. Jnd paid the full penalty of Ids crime, and Semplovltch will be an old man indeed when he conies out of the penitentiary. As for Frank and Ma belWell, they nre pretty happy to gether,, und tho pust fius been lived down. Week-End In Bed. A philosopher In London Opinion has Borne views on warm-weather comfort and happiness that are not altogether new hut ure well worth considering, oven nn tills side of tliu Atlantic. His view df happiness, or rather of com fort, la to retire to rest on u Friday night nnd get up on Monday nftcr noon. He regards the idea us restful and economical, but llnds that the household government prevents putting It In practice. "Sloth," ho says, "we nro told In the copybooks, is vicious, and n moralist has declared that what maintains ono vice could bring up two children. I don't want to bring up two !hlldicn," declares this Inzy philosopher, "but It Is pleasant to maintain one vice. Near ly all the worries of life arise from the Imitative faculty. If duchesses sud denly developed n tusto for breaking coal with a hummer, the assistants In drape Bhops would Immediately want to do the same not because they en Joyed breaking coal with u hummer but becuuse It was 'the thing' " Women and Dlshrags. When a womnn declares thut she "feels like a dlshrug," sho is dragging herself down to the lowest level In still life. Wo doubt not from the per sonal appearance of that handy arti cle of domestic utility that if any Ilfo existed at all in said rag It could not possibly fall lower or feel meaner. However, woman should never offer herself in comparison with so degrad ed an object, for tho simple reason that mankind spurns the dlshrug most vehemently, ami us womun exists sole ly for man she should not seek to low er herself In his esteem. When a rag takes up Its duties In the dlshpan It has readied tho tag end of ubundoued hope, tho climax perhaps of a merry life. But it is not of Itu past that I speak. It is of its present sotinl stand ing, Its vulgar environments and Its utter self-abandonment. "L'ls true thut you may feel fatigued to a limp and loppy degree, hut never can you feel so utterly wretched and beyond re demption us it dlshrug ! ".Ini," In Car toons Magazine. Works Both Ways. "I always like to meet u fellow who came from n farm," remarked Con gressman Flubdub. "Yes?" 'Yes. You can advise him to go back to It if he Isn't a success, and cougriitulate him oil leaving it If he lu." I SUP1 SUPERIOR PARCEL POST EGG CONTAINER Egg Container Made of Fiber. A parcel post container, mndo of tho sumo flber as used in tho manu facture of car wheels, has Just been pronounced Buperlor to any others by tho experts of tho post olllco department. While light, the container is strong, enough to bear the weight of n can. When used for tho shlpmont of eggs nnl inner arrangement of fiber partitions nbsorbs all Bhocks. In n test the box.; tilled with eggs, is said to have been dropped three feet to n ranrblo floor with- out breaking nn egg. POULTRY COOP THAT rl" i j JrRACKTOpi SIDE BACK, blOE p CFRONT Knock-Down Tho, ordinary poultry coop lias tho disadvantage that it occupies too much space during tho season when It Is not in use. As a consequence, such Coop Set Up. coops nro either destroyed und now ones mndo each year, or they becomo an eyesore about tho place. Tho drawings herewith illustrate a GET RID OF HARMFUL MITES Parasites Sap All Life Out of Hens and Cut Down Egg Supply Have Thorough Cleaning. If you ure going to be n successful poultryman, young man, you must got ufter the mites. They sup all tho llfo out ot tho hens, und cut down tho egg supply enormously. They kill off largo numbers of the most promising chicks. They are tho worst enomles with which your flock bus to contend. But you can get rid of them If you will. Hnvo a thorough house cleaning some fliio day. Clean up tho dirty floor. Take out the roosts nnd scrape thenii and clean out tho dirty nests. If they aro too badly Infested, burn them up and make- some now ones. Bruch down tho cobwebs from the corners. Then tako a spruy pump and spray the whole inside of the poultry house, getting Into all the cracks and corn ers with a mixture of one, part crude carbolic aclu to ten of kerosene. This kills any of tho mites which may luivo fled to tho cracks and crevices for safety. After this is dry, put on tho whitewash. It mny bo put ou with the same upruy pump, but it .sticks better and lusts longer If It Is put on with a brush. Lice and mites can't stand whitewash, After tho whitewash has thoroughly dried, relit tho house with clean roosts and nests, and put some clean straw on the floor. If you wish, you can dust the hens off with lleb powder be fore admitting them to the house. Re pent dusting again in about a week, or better, apply tho bluo ointment. It Is a very good time to do the Job. If you will do this you will And that the lice have departed for some other hen house wlioixi owner is not so good u poultryman as you. Infertile Eggs Keep Best. Infertile eggs keep best und during warm weather the eggs to bo marketed should ho from flocks containing no males. Too Much Sand Harmful. Too Iniifh sand eaten by the chUi'c will al i aise trouble. MAY BE FOLDED UP Poultry Coop. poultry coop that mny bo fojilc'd up at tho closo of tho season nnd stored Hat in n very compact form. As will bo noticed, tho coop consists of six parts (see larger drawing), twtf sides, buck nnd front and n two-pleco top. Measurements are shown in thu drawing. Anyone 'handy with toola can make this coop. The second drawing illustrates tho coop with wire sides, sd that It may bo used nt n run. Another advantage In having n hinged top Is Unit chicks may bo easily removed by lifting ono side of tho roof. When sot up n couplo of wlto nulla uro slipped through tho screw eyes, shown respectively nt the right nnd: left of the largo drawing. Orango Judd Farmer. GUINEAS ARE WORTH KEEPING; Where Few Adults Are Kept Loss of Young Poultry by Hawks and , Crows la Reduced. Guineas are a noisy bird nud if n few adult fowls nre kept the loss oC young poultry nbout tho farm by hawks nnd crows is certain to be great ly reduced. Theso barnyard ciiemleai seem to have little use for the gulncn'tP noisy nnd disagreeable nature Uulnentf are great rustlers, and it docs not tnke much feed to mature them. Also they are great Insect destroyers. Thim alone makes them worth their koep--Ing to thu farmer. About tho oaly enro they require is when qulto yoiiigy but they nro not very dllllcult to' raise, If their natures nro properly understood und respected. Wo prefer to set tho eggs with a, good chicken hen, giving her about 18 eggs. If not neglected in tho lncubut tion poriod, nearly every egg will hatch, says a writer in an exchange. When qulto young they nro somewhat dellcato and do not do well If exposed to too hot sunshine, nor will they do well If conllned too closely. Tho best place for them Is In the orchard, whvrut there Is plenty of shado and hj tali' weeds wherein nits can harbor. Tlio feed may consist of hurd-bollcd eggs, cracker crumbs or cracked wheat when they are very young. Oornmenl doefi not make very good feed for young guineas, but it can bo used If ground very line. It must be fed dry, Also see thut they have u good supply oC clean drinking water ut all times in. hot weather. Digestive Troubles. Whew fowls seem to Jmvo dlgestlvo troubles, or bowel troubles, sometimes epsom suits, n tublespoonful to each, pint of the drinking water, given when1 tho fowls have been without drink over night, will bo very beneficial. Clean Up Droppings Dally. It Is lime well spent to cleun up tho droppings dully, When this Is in convenient, two or three times n week wi'i do, but never should tho dropping he allowed to remain In the Innhousi '"tiger than one weel.