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THE SEMLWEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
Frocks for Little Girls mm BOYS AND GIRLS WHO JOIN PIG CLUBS AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS MAKE MONEY mm IS NICHOLAS ROMANOFF ALIVE? mm l.f. very pretty styles In dresses for little girls have tempted umny moth icrs this spring Into buying ready-made 'outfits for their small daughters. The 'utmost that can be done with glng ;hnms, chamhrnys, dimities, and nil the thin white fabrics as well, has been done by the designers of these enticing 'frocks, and that Is saying u great deal. Busy mothers of today, no matter how .exnctlng their taste In clothes, are able to buy an entire outfit for the little girl's summer wurdrobe; for among the displays there are frocks of nil varieties of material In abun dance of differing designs nnd prices. There Is a saving of the cost of labor In making children's frocks at home nnd this Is an Item that Is con sidered In many households where the sewing Is done by members of the fam ily. The threo pretty dresses shown here nre examples of good designing and the materlnls they are made of may be found In all dry goods stores. ,They are not at all difficult to make. One of the frocks Is a checked ging ham with n white ground nnd crossbar In a color. Light green, pink, mnlze and Hue are the most popular color combinations with white, but there are tan and white, red and white, lnven- A Charm fit There Is n lot of satisfaction In a j plain and becoming silk lint, nnd they are mnuo in many snapes 01 uiuerum character so that every one mny bo suited. They tide one over from sea son to season, and stand a little buf feting by the weather, without much Injury. They are always ready for motoring, traveling by land, and mako a good sea-going bit of headwear. One smart silk lint at the beginning of the spring season will prove a good mil linery Investment. Two of those silk hats arc shown, here, with n third hat of hair braid, very different from them In every way. A pretty tnm of navy blue taffeta I.lnccs Itself In the ranks of jaunty shapes, with a small turn crown plnccd m n rakish iglo on a wide head band. This model Is shown with narrow braid of silk or chenille, couched on In a crossbar pattern as pictured, or having this decoration replaced with narrow, crossbar tucks. A long silk tnssol nt the side dangles in the most irresponsible manner possible. This is a saucy lint. The other model in black taffeta Is ouch more dignified. It has a brim dor and white, and others to sclet. from. The gingham frock Is made with n plain waist and short sleeves. It has a "baby" neck, with a wide plaited frill of organdie and a surplice front with n short band sot on it hav ing three flat buttons at each end. Dimity or an English print will make a pretty frock like the figured cotton dress pictured. This also has a plain waist with a wide glrdlo of the goods and a sailor collar with a narrow lace about the edge. Flat tabs stitched to the waist at each side make a very neat finish besides adding strength nnd durability to the dress. There nre many sorts of white goods that will serve to make the white frock shown In the picture. The box-plait at each side and short sleeves, odd pockets and organdie col lar and cuffs, decorated with fancy stitching, mnke this pretty model in terestlng. Covert Cloth Popular. Covert cloth riding habits are said to be the thing for the coming season. Ruffles and Frills. Blouses except for sport wenr show more and more ruffles and frills. to Summer covered with knife-plated silk and u full, soft draped crown. Its trimming Is a short length of silk frlngo set on nt the side of the top crown. This Is a sensible and serviceable hat made on n becoming shape. The remnlnlng exnmplo of head wear for summer Is n wlde-brlmmed hnlr braid model made with a bandeau of tho braid. It has a wide flange of georgette about tho under-brlm, nnd is made in white nnd light pastel colors with the flange matching tho braid. Velvet ribbon Is extended from the top of the hat to the bandeau nnd there Is n wrenth of flowers about tho crown, once moro wo hnve flower trimmed millinery along with other revivals of beautiful styles of the past. Hats like tblb add a charm to summer. Very Blousy Blouses. Tho principal feature of georgette dresses for spring Ik their loose, al roost sloppy looking blouse waists. Nicholas with notice or. after proving hliu dead, serve notlco upon his next of kin. The next of kin would be his wife, If she Is alive; If not, his children it alive; if not, Michael Itomnnoff, his brother, who nt last accounts wns alive. The Glornalo d' Italia of Komo prints im interview with Stefnnla Turr, tho daughter of a Hungarian general, who quotes Prince Obolensky, former captain of the Busslnn Imperial guard, as expressing his Arm belief that the Russian royal family Is still alive and "perhaps hidden In northern Russia." OPPOSED TO LEAGUE OF NATIONS Tho Joint debnto nt Boston over tho league of nations covennnt between Senator nenry Cabot Lodge of Massa chusetts and President A. Lawrence Lowell of Harvard university puts the former, whose portrait is given here with, In the limelight ns perhaps its foremost opponent. The debate was doubly Important because of tho per sonality of the debaters. President Lowell represents the pure student and theorist, ne is author of a standard treatise on the government of England nnd other contributions to tho science of government, which hns been his special subject. He Is one of America's distinguished scholars and brings to the consideration of any public ques tion a formidable body of knowledge. Senator Lodge, by comparison, represents the practical and rcnllstlc. Ho Is himself n historian of note, n man of high culture nnd Informed in telligence. And, In addition, while President Lowell hns been studying the science of government, Senator Lodge has been practicing It. no wns the rankjng Republican member of tho senate committee on foreign uffnlrs In the last congress nnd will be its chairman In the next. ARMY COURT-MARTIAL SYSTEM hen proceeded to cite statements lefendlng the court-martial system against tho attacks by General Ansell end n congress and continued: "On March 10 you were blind to ns Indeed the evidence abundantly shows you have been deaf throughout the war to complaints about the Injustice "ARMY OF THE The United States is to have an American association of veterans of tho world war under the nnme of "Liberty leogue," "Army of the Great War," or something of the kind. A convention to be called November 11 In Chicago will pnss upon vnrlous pre liminary steps of organization tuken In the meantime, botli abroad and nr home. Six hundred "doughboys," "med ics," "blrdmen," engineers, artillery men, "noncoms," captains, colonels and generals assembled In Paris and formed a tentative organization. An executive committee of six, equally di vided between officers and enlisted men, was elected, with Col. Milton J Foremnn of Chicago chairman. A similar organization Is being formed In this country among the soldiers who did not get ovcrsens, under the lead of Lieut. Col. Theodore Roosevelt whoso portrait Is herewith printed. A tentative constitution thus defines n. - "Those eligible for membership t - sonncl of Ihe mllltnry and naval sei during tho period from April 0, 11)17, persons who failed or attempted t service." The provision Is Interpreted as corps, girl telegraph operators and l inry welfare organization. The Chicago convention Is set f' sufficiently lute- to allow for the return Is Nicholas Itomnnoff, former Russian czar, alive or dead? Bernard Nnumbcrg, a Now York lawyer, has been named by Supremo Court Justlco Renedlct In Brooklyn ns n commlttco of one to find out. Tho Marine Trans portation Service corporation early in the war transported a lnrgo quantity of sugar to Russia on tho then czar's order. Before collection was mado Nicholas was deposed and, according to generally accepted reports, slain. Mr. Nnumbcrg learned that tho cznr had $1,000,000 on deposit in the Na tional City bank. IIo obtained n court judgment for $117,450, but upon pre senting It to the bank wna 'informed the bank could not pay out any of tho fund unless Nicholas cither was served wltn notice or proved dead. IIo then, applied for appointment of n receiver for the fund. Justice Benedict denied the application, telling Mr. Nnumbcrg It would bo necessary first to serve Senator George B. Chnmberlaln of Oregon had a good deal to say In the Inst session of the Sixty-fifth congress In criticism of tho war department and moro especially of Uio alleged injus tice of the army court-martial sys tem. Tho hostilities between Senator Chamberlain and Secretary Baker havo not ceased with the adjournment of congress. In tho latest encounter Secretary Baker sent a telegram to Senator Chnmberlaln laying the blame for fail ure to correct tho evil In the court martial system upon congress. He de clared ho had proposed n remedy a year ago, but congress had not acted. The senator promptly retaliated with a letter In which he declnrcd Mr. Baker's remedy would havo riiudo the system "even moro reactionary, If possible, than It Is now." IIo charged that Mr. Baker's proposed remedy was not made in good faith. The senntor rrccntly made by Mr. Baker stnnchly niiy deficiencies In the existing system ; of this system." GREAT WAR" "berslilp In the proposed organization i - uU be all the officer and enlisted per ices of the United States at any time '" til November 11, 1018, excepting those evndo the full performance of such iicludliig the members of the nursing i clerks, but not the members of auxll November 11, In the hope thut it Is "f U expeditionary force. Opportunities Offered to Prepared by tho United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) Tho beneficial effects of pig clubs on tho Improvement of swlno In tho United Stntcs will be duo in large mensuro to the knowledge of breeding prin ciples that members receive in early life. Progress in animal breeding Is limited necessarily by tho factor of time, and those who early become In terested In tho work have tho best opportunity to reap the full fruits of their efforts. In calling attention to these nnd other merits or tho pig-club work, en couraged by tho United States depart ment of agriculture, E. Z. Russell, specialist in nwino husbandry, clearly points out tho difference between tho constructive live stock breeder and tho Ro-cnlled breeder who really Is a live stock speculator. Tho comparison Is of general Interest "In tho hog business, for Instance, the nnme 'breeder,'" Mr. Russell ex plains, "la npplicd commonly to any ono who hns purebred swine for snle.. A large proportion of tho mon now en gaged In this business, however, had better bo termed 'speculators,' for to a greater or lesser extent they are en gaged In buying nnd selling breeding animals. Sometimes they keep the ani mals which Include both sexes to produce litters nnd offer them for sulo, but moro often they simply buy and sell. Close Students of Breeding. "Wo havo u limited number, how ever, of those who may bo termed 'con structive breeders.' Persons belonging to that clnss have in mind a type of hog which as breeders thoy ure trying to produce, nnd they study not only the anlmnl itself, but its ancestors. In brief, constructive breeders are close students of individuality nnd pedigree. A number of so-called breeders of to day commenced their hog-breeding ac tivities late In life nnd did not have the time to take up the business In the way It should bo studied from a breed er's standpoint. Consequently, if their activities ore extensive, they are likely to bo speculators rather than breeders. Many, however, nro In speculative lines because of tho lack of knowledge of fundamental ldeus and principles of breeding. This Information Is readily obtalnnblo from the department and from many other sources." Indefinite, careless methods In all fnrmlng lines, according to Mr. Russell, nro Injuring those who use such moth ods. On tho other hand, the man who meets with the most success in the fu turo will be the one who studies from every nnglo tho problems concerning his particular field of work. ASSISTANCE NEEDED FOR NEW-BORN CALF Strong, Healthy Cows Require Little Attention. Yotinu Animal Should Get Colostrum, Which Acts as Mild Purgative It Should Make Fast, Con tinuous Growth. Prepared "by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) If breeding cows aro In strong, vlg orus, healthy condition at time of calving they will likely need little, it any assistance. Whllo It Is true thnt most eulves born need no assistance whntcver, yet it Is also true that many of those that dlo would huvc lived had they had assistance nt tho proper time. As soon as the calf Is born the .foetal membrane should be removed at once from its nose and mouth. Unless the calf Is strong nnd vigorous, Insert lin ger into the mouth nnd glvo tho tongue a slight pull. Pressure on the ribs may sometimes be necessary to stim ulate breathing. Allow the cow to dry and caro for tho calf alouc It may then need somo asslstnuco to find the udder. Tito cnlf should get tho first milk tho colostrum which acts as a mild purgative, unless tho cow's udder Is feverish. The cnlf should make fast, contlnu ous growth from time of birth. A common expression among beef cuttle growers Is "Keep the stomach of the calf full of milk and grain at all times. Give It all tho milk from Its dam, for a short period at least, unless the amount of milk produced Is excessive, Calves should bo fed grain from tho timo they will begin nibbling at such feeds until they are turned on grass." Learn Swine Industry In somo parts of tho United States hog breeding Is still in its Infancy, and it Is noteworthy that many of these localities nro even In the oldest settled states. Farmers In those localities In the past apparently hnve pnld very lit tle attention to live stock growing of any kind. In other localities, espe cially during the last two or threo years, owing to tho Increased price of grains, live stock on the farm bus been reduced muterlolly. Yet every year demonstrates more fully that suc cessful agriculture can be accomplish ed only by having a certain number of llvo stock on the fnrro. Recognizing these facts, the depart ment of agriculture has given assist ance to the farmers In ns many wny as possible. Ono of tho most prac tical means of establishing live stock production on & firm foundation Is tho encouragement of boys' nnd girls' pig clubs. Members of these clubs hnvo the opportunity to obtain expert knowledge and advice In selecting nnd growing their pigs. To attain Bucccaa In any line n person must like his work, nnd It is humnn to like work that Is profitable. Boys nnd girls who Join theso pig clubs nnd follow instruc tions given them nearly always mnko n profit out of the venture, nnd conse quently they llko the business. In fact, records show that a largo perccntagu of tho boys and girls, who started At tho work by feeding n single pig,' fed n now and litter the second or third jenr. Later many of them beenmo specialists in hog work. Success From Small Achievements. Although the total hog production In the United States Is lnrge, It has bo Come so not by doing big things In a big way, but rather by doing n lot of Ilttlo details when they should.bo done Club members nre doing these many Ilttlo details- and, being young, ener getic, nnd willing to learn, generally succeed. Men and women who stnrt later in life to ucqulro knowledge of tho hog business often fall becnuso they feci that many of the little thlngH nro unnecessary. Inexperienced fowl ers, by lack of knowledge, can very easily cause the denth of a litter of Pigs. It is gratifying to the department of ngriculture that In ninny of the locali ties throughout tho United States where tho business of hog growing has been seriously neglected lnrgo numbers, of boys nnd girls nre now Joining pig clubs, nnd tho department Is confident that In years to como those boys and girls will help materially to Increase tho wealth of various states becnuso early In life they learned how to select and care for a pig. Tho feeds most desirable for calves at this tlmo are ground onts, bran, corn (which may bo ground), nnd cot tonseed or oil meal, which should bo provided In such amounts ns tho calf will eat. If the calf Is well fed it will make an extra good Individual. If improperly fed It ranks only us n fair or poor Individual. Harvest crops with live stock in tho fields and save labor. Balance grains fed with pasturage, silage, roughage and concentrates. - The lambs must be kept In n warm place for several days and nlwnys In u dry pluce. Mud and damp sleeping qunrtcrs nro the chief obstacles to profit on fall litters of pigs. When the lambs are about thnvi weeks old they will begin to ent grain and dry feed. Charcoal Is also very valuable for hogs and serves the same purpose that It does for fowls. . Silage free from mold Is safo for horses In feeds of one pound per 100 pounds of weight. Unground rye grain is not rccjmn mended us an animal feed, except In rare circumstances. Haby beef can bo produced satisfac torily without silage, especially lf,ynu have clover or alfalfa, At tho Town station they figure that ten feet of corn trough room will tuV care of about 25 100-pound fchoto 4