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THE 8EMLWEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
IDLTSEMNC nnrw & .MARY GRAIIAHBOR When Nancy Dances Nancy's mother hns just finished making her n dance frock which she 5a to wear at the llnal party of her ,dnnclng class. It is filmy and crisp enough to make a gauze-winged but terlly envious If butterflies could liar ibor envy nnd It is exactly suited to the graceful nnd slender little maid nnd her gently frolicsome dnnclng. Long will Nancy remember the glory -of this frock nnd the painstaking work and planning thnt make It such a suc cess. The frock Is made of swiss-organdle jllounclng, very sheer, very white nnd very wide. The edge of the flouncing lis scalloped, and each scallop frames a wreath of dainty embroidery, mndo of small lenves and a single blossom. Above this edge there are small, widely scattered dots nnd'nbove them a nar row border of little embroidered blos soms nnd lenves. The scnlloped edge nppenrs only on the skirt, for the dis criminating taste of Nancy's mother tenches her thnt much decorntlon Is out of place in the dress of little children. The skirt is Inid In shallow, even .plaits at the top and joined to a plain "baby" waist in which the em .broldered border nppenrs just above the waistline. The sleeves nre merely ILace Crochet in Night Gowns ' However much we admire nnd won der nt the marvelous Ingenuity thnt adapts machinery to lnce making, nnd however pretty mnchine-mnde lace mny be, they can never hold the same plnce In the regard of women that Imnd-mado laces hold. This Is the rea son that everyone Is so industriously crocheting and knitting nnd mnklng tatting in those busy days. Even busi ness women, on elevated trains or cars, .going to and from ofllces, often prefer Ince-maklng to reading, nnd probably linvo about ns much definite knowledge f f current events as those who devote hemselves everyday to newspapers. At jail events they have something to show ;for their time. Hnnd-mnde laces are more durable (than those made by machines as a Vule nnd they make the most accept able of gifts to woman friends. Just now yokes for gowns, or corset covers, or combinations, appear to have seized the attention of those who know how ,to crochet. The time spent on rnem ils well Invested for they will wear ill imost a llfetlnio If made of strong, 'mercerized cotton thread. Even those ;of liner threads nre strong. The photograph shown here falls to do Justice to the hnntisomo nightdress .made of white Jnpoiwcn silk. Joined to u yoke and sleeves of crochet lace. iThe yoke is not an unusual pattern, so 'that anyone familiar with the work 'will know how to make one like It. A beading and scalloped edge, made In the crochet, finishes the neck ami 'sleeves. Narrow, II,? t blue satin rll !bon Is run through the beading anft knotted loops of the ribbon form tht pretty rosettes that set off the sleeves 4ind yoke. A little edge. In the same shade of blue as the ribbon is croch eted to the scallops. A yoke of this kind Is likely to out- short, pointed flounces, edged with line val lace whipped on to n rolled hem. A little enpe hanging In points from the shoulders and at the front nnd back, veils the embroidery In tlio bodice and Is edged with val lace. The Dutch neck Is cut squnro and fin ished with a line, narrow edging of lace nlso. The sash, which suits so well the daintiness of the dress, nnd the buoy' ant bow, which holds Nancy's hatr, are of wide, soft satin ribbon In light sea green. Just why this particular color and shade are so convincing as the best possible choice for a gossn mer dress, Is not to be fathomed but they are. Two pettlconts, joined to n single body to mnke them hang oven, are worn under the frock and they nre made of organdie edged with vnl lace. No mutter what splendor may make little hearts sing at the party, nothing can shine down the beauty of Nancy's dress. Vogue for Beads. The vogue for beads has Invaded the sweater world. Holts and sashes of beads are used to encircle the waists of the comfortable sports coats. wear any of the sheer materials usea for the skirt of the gown, but skirts are easy to replace. Sleeves Appearing for Evening., A noticeable feature of tho dresses seen in a tour of an evening in New York was the sleeves, some of which were quite long and no gown noticed was sleeveless. An occasional non decollete dress was noted. One ehlb orate one of fine black lace Intel thu upper part of the corsage covering the neck nnd shoulders with one thickness of black chiffon, with sleeves also of the chiffon. The cloak nceompunyjng this was of white satin trimmed from the bottom to about the waistline with bands of black satin of graduate! widths, the last being about an lncb deep. Using Bandanna Cottons. The Introduction of tho Southern bandanna cottons has been one of the results of Americans looking to their own country for Ideas to incorporate Into French designs. A leading mil liner of New York got in the Southern resorts thu Inspiration to Introduce the brilliant cottons of that country Into fashionable apparel. Nothing would more delight the Southern mills than a widespread use of the materials which they make In such beautiful 1e signs and such remarkably good weav ing. An All-Day Crepe Costume. A frock of- crepe do chine with a coat to match, both covered with u stltchery done In a striking design I will serve for the street and for any ' Indoor affair before seven o clock MRS. GOOSE'S VOICE. "Good morning, Mr. Goo, said Madame Swan. Now Madame Swan vns very blind- some nnd she was quite proud. To be sure she had something to be proud of, for was quite as lovely as n crea ture could ever hope to be. "Good morning," said Mrs. Goose, rather crossly. "Arc you well, quite well?" asked Madame Swan. "I'm nlwnys well," said Mrs. Goose. It's foolish to bo sick. And so I never mil. At least I hardly ever get sick," "That's good," said Madame Swan politely. To herself she was thinking how conceited It was of Mra. Goose to say that she was never foolish, when her very family name meant foolish ness l "Of course, of course It's good," snld Mrs. Goose. "Why should It be bad? You do u great deal of senseless chat tering." Madame Swan mnde no remark, as she didn't want to quarrel with Mrs. "Good Morning," Said Mrs. Goose. Goose, who was very much given to arguments nnd rows. "What do you think of the black ducks?" nsked Mndnmo Swnn after a moment. "I don't think of them," said Mrs. Goose. "It's n waste of time." "I saw Mrs. Black Duck push Mrs. 'White Duck Into the wnter this morn ing," said Madame Swan. "Did you?" cackled Mrs. Goose. "Well, I didn't, nnd I nm not In the least sorry that I didn't. For I am very busy." "Does that menn you don't wnnt mo here?" "It doesn't mean nnythlng except that I am busy. I am taking n little irest just now. But when I begin work .again I shall not pay any attention !to you. You may stay around If you wnnt to I don't enre but I won't answer your silly questions nnd re mnrks." Now Madame Swan knew that Mrs. Goose was always rnthor disagreeable, ;and so she didn't feel hurt nt anything Mrs. uooso sniu. uesides, airs. uonscui . . . . - ai had always quite amused her. "What Is It you are going to be busy about?" nsked Mndnmo Swnn. "My singing I" said Mrs. Goose, giv ing a shriek. "Oh, gracious," snld Madame Swan. "What are you going to sing?" To her self she thought that Mrs. Goose need not be worried for fear of her asking questions then she would hurry away (when Mrs. Goose began to sing I "I'm going to sing a solo which means I am going to sing all alone. Then I shnll sing n duet with Mr. Gander, which menus the two of us will sing together. And then there will be n chorus by the little geese, which will menn thnt they will all sing together. And Mr. Goose will slag by himself, too." "And why nre you so much Interest ed In singing, pray tell?" nsked Madame Swnn. "Because," snld Mrs. Goose, "tho other day some Grownups were pnss Ing. One of them said, 'Oh, Goodness, did you ever In nil your life hear any thing like thnt voice of the goose over there?' And tho grownups pointed straight at me. "Then another one said, 'That old fellow (moaning Mr. Gander) and nil tho little geeso hnvo tho same sort of voices !' "Now after that there Is nothing fur us to do but to sing, for we nre wast ing great tnlents when we don't." Madame Swnn had hidden her face behind her wing for she wnnted to laugh so hard. Instend she gave a queer cough. "But," she said, "they didn't say they thought your vol-es wero beautiful, did they?" "They didn't have to say that," s ad Mrs. Goose. "They Just spoke of "ur voices. They couldn't help It. for nfif-r I had thought about It I realized wo nil did have voices." "But not singing voices," smd Madame Swnn gently. She was thli ing of tin earaches there would hi- tn the farmyard If the geeso family t""v to singing nil the time, or what th ,v called singing. "We're not birds, nor nre we w biers," said Mrs. Goose, "but wo lit voices. There are many who use tit- ir voices who can't sing. So If we lm e exceptionally fine voices or except i ally loud ones, we'll use them tli: ' s nil." And ns Madame Swan hurried "ff the geese all started using their vol--" their queer, shrill, ugly voices. Good Birthday Gift. A potted plant or bouquet of fl era mnkes a good birthday gift. 1 Scene nt the Mlueola, Long lMnnri, government uvlntlon field, showing some or the machines assembled there nnd the new hangars Just built. 2 Miss Sally Simpson, it graduate of Smith college nnd Oxford, who Is organizing the mobilization of students of girls' colleges for the National League for Woman's Service. Jl The Hungnrlan house of parliament at Budapest. In which city there has been revolutionary rioting. 4 Tho machine gun mount Invented by Wlllse M. Lawrence nnd offered to the government; It Is shown operating at 00 degrees for defense ngnlnst airplane nttnek. wisTToiNT Ik r Secretary of War Baker awarding diplomas to members of the class of 11)17 at West l'oint Military academy, and, above, the review of the cadets by Mr. Buker, Major General Scott nnd others. Tho class was graduated two ntonths earlier than usual owing to the war. i The new United States dreadiutught New Mexico, wine .auumu .Miss Margaret O. Do Baca, daughter o fthe late Governor L'e Baca, who was ship of tho Idaho, under construction at Camden, N. J., and the Mississippi, She will hnvo n displacement of !12,()()0 tons and a speed of Ul knots. Her 22 five-inch guns and four 21-inch torpedo tubes. Her co iiplenieut will be BRITISH COMMISSION IN WASHINGTON Arrival of the British war council commission at the residence In Wnxii int'toii provided for Its occupancy, nnd A. J, Balfour and Secretary Lauslng I Di li i ,i"d nt the Union stutlon uh the commission arrived, r rr- . IT -Xw-w. r i Hi MIiiMHI I I I Hi iHIHill I 111 I i , .1,1. uiimiMv.....i. V lie .m-w lork navy yard Monday, and Its sponsor. The New Mexlcils a slstetf recently launched nt Newport, News, Vnt armament will consist of 12 14-Inch guns, 1,050 olllcers nnd men. GUARDING WHITE HOUSE , Guards nt the gates of the White House have been provided with telo-, phones connected directly with the White House switchboard. Each goto Is In Instant communication with all the forces which guard tho president. i ..... MMxaxixavMvynw.