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TII13 NORTH PLATTE S13MIAVEEKLY TttlUUNE.
Now Comes Halloween DADDY'S EVENING 6ym (MAM BONNER 1 CifM AUTHOR WITTY JIBES AT MARRIAGE RECENT TREND OF CATTLE DEVELOPMENT OUTSIDE OF THE MEDIATE WAR AREA So iimny -preparations nro under way lor Halloween purtlcs that tlicro Is no doubt Unit n lot of merry-making Is coming to -pass this year upon the re turn of the festival of "all saints day." The big -gimps arc showing all sorts of grotesque, funny and pretty decora tions, made or paperIn the way of adornments for house and table, and people are 'buying them freely. A gnytparty at home Is the best way to eeli'hrute and Is evidently taking the place of -pranks that lure the young sters into doing dungerous and dam aging things on the outside. Yellow and black are the colors for 'Halloween decorations and lanterns, candle dhades, jack-o'-lanterns, table and house garnishlngs are all done In these colors, with yellow In a dark shade predominating. Plain crepe pa per, In bolts and fringed strips, Is used 'for a great number of Halloween .figures and there nre many printed papers containing figures in black as witches, ghosts, Jack-o'-lanterns and Innumerable black cats In all sizes. These are cut out and pasted against thin cardboard for place cards, candle shades, banners and wall decorations. They are used to dress tables instead of linen, and there are paper napkins lo keeping. Instead of the usual genuine pump kin, Jack-o'-lanterns are made over a big Wire frame of plain yellow paper and a face painted on with black and white water colors. Or the face may be cut from printed paper and pasted on the 'lantern. This Is suspended over the dining table and similar lanterns are 'hung in other rooms or the hall. The fringed strips of paper are used For festoons and these paper decora tions nre Improved If autumn leaves ure used with them. Blouses for All Occasions The materials used for blouses this fall are the same that have mado them no successful for several sea sons, the only now departures being velvet and the Increased number of models made of crepe-de-chlne. In styles the most prominent new note is the over-blouse or over-panel. That Is, a blouse In one color or ma terial serves as a foundation for an over-blouse or over panel In a contrast ing color or material. This makes op portunity for many beautiful color combinations. Another feature to be noted lies In girdles, which appear In gold and silver brocaded ribbons or In other brocades. These are used with blouses that are extended Into pep lams, or long panels at the back and front. l'or trimming, filet lne, beud and embroidery designs, with yarn em broidery feutured In velvet, small tucks ami considerable hand work, distin guish the season. Silk and gold or sil ver threads are combined In em broideries, In keeping with the trend toward brilliant effects In all apparel. For afternoon wear with satin skirt i In the picture above there are some clever table decorations. They aro merely suggestions and do not Include cuts, bats, ghosts and witches that may be had (n large. or small sizes on the printed bolts of paper and used for lanterns, place cards, caudle shades, etc. The Jack-o'-lantern at the right of the picture Is made of yellow and bladk crepe paper. Ills location In the selieme of things Is In the center of the table where refreshments arc to be served. Here he Is mounted on a low pasteboard box, cither square or round, covered with crepe paper and contain ing papercnps or small, mlrth-provok-lug souvenirs. These aro distributed to the guests when they nro seated. The lantern at the center Is mado of printed crepe paper and is to bo used over electric lights. It Is adorned with short, narrow strips of crepe pa per, each ending In a little ball of paper stuffed with cotton. Below the lanterns are two place cards cut from printed paper, mounted on thin card board and fastened to small disks of cardboard In which the gents' names are written. The last figure at the left shows a candle shade made of printed crepe paper mounted over a finme of wire or cardboard. There Is nothing formal about the Halloween party It Is a frolic. Games and pastimes for the evening nre to be planned ahead the merrier the better. Nothing suits tho grown up young people better than dancing and fortune telling and there aro plenty of thrilling and romping games for the youngsters. It Is a paper fes tival, and paper dishes, paper table furnishings and paper decorations, make things ensy nnd Inexpensive for the hostess. crepe-de-chlne In fashionable colors and adorned witti pointed figures Is shown In the skirted blouses. These are simply made and usually have gir dles of heavy silk cord ending In long tassels. Sleeves aro about equally di vided as to length. In the plain tailored blouses high necks with turn-over collars fasten up the front, Including tho collar with small buttons. Round necks nnd those with "V" shaped openings continue to be better liked than others, but In some of the new models nre higher than In tho past season. The blouse of georgetto crepe shown In the pic ture represents the most popular type. It is embroidered In silk mntchlng It In color, with outlined grape leaves and clusters of small grapes. The sleeves aro long, but the designer appears to have, been of two minds in finishing them, and hns added a tlarlng portion thai might be omitted. GRIZZLY BEARS. "Well," said Mr. Grizzly Bear, to his mate, Mrs. Grizzly Bear, "they say that they're going to leave us ulono for awhile. They were nluvist destroying our family throughout tho country for they put dogs against us and men with traps and with guns. "Oh, wo have had many enemies, and even though we may bo smart, wo can't last out forever against dogs and men and guns nnd traps. "But now they're going to leave us done In peace," ended Mr. Grizzly. "They should," said Mrs. Grizzly, 'for we're an old, old family." "As old as any family on this conti nent, nnd we came hero long before men and their guns nnd their dogs and their traps came here." "Aren't we a distant relntlve of the dog's?" asked Mrs. Grizzly. "Yes," said Mr. Grizzly, "some folks say both came from the same nncestors thousands qf years back, or some such number of years, maybe morel "But it's not fair for folks to hunt us. Wo eat Grasshoppers and bugs which nro Tjad for their crops and their fruit and their farms and their for ests. We nre not fond of ment, In fact, we're practically entirely vegeta rian animals, though we will once In a great long while touch a little meat "That Is, an occasional grizzly will, but not all of us, In fact only one out of every hundred or more. "But we do not attack people," Mr. Grizzly continued. "We are quite gen tle and harmless. People think It would be so horrible to meet us In the woods, or anywhere they happened to be where we were, but It needift upset them for we wouldn't touch them, not for anything! "We would never do It, oh, how I wish I could tell thorn that. "And another thing, we will only fight when we are attacked. We aren't vicious nnd wild and cruel. Wo will only defend ourselves, but we won't light for the sake of fighting or of destroying. "In fact, we're n nice family, we grizzly bears, we're good creatures and I do wish people would learn about us, and find out that we're nice." ''Why do you suppose so many of them have gone after our family?" asked Mrs. Grizzly. "Well," said her mate, "I heard some thing the other day which sounded as though It had a lot of reason to It. "You know we are very curious. Well, someone said, that because wo would go up to camps and poke around and look about to find out what peo- "We Are Very Curious." pie were doing and why they were opening cans of food and If there was any Jam around, they thought we were wild." "How .could they?" asked Mrs. Griz zly. "TJipy thought we were wild because wo went up to look at them nnd they thought wo went tip with the Idea of hurting them or fighting them. They wouldn't stop to make frUuids. "TJiey Just decided we were ffint way. And anyone who really knew us would know that we were Just trying io find out what was going on. That was all. "Of course, If they will learn a few things about the grizzly they will like him better." "And they will like her better, too," said Mrs. Grizzly. "To be sun-, my love, to be sure," said Mr. Grizzly. "Let's make a big wish that people find out more about grizzly bears and that children will find out while they are young so that when they're old they'll never go a-huntlng us. We're much nicer us friends thnn as enemies, and we don't want to be enemies, no Indeed we don't," said Mrs. Grizzly. "Let's try not being so curious." said Mr. Grizzly, "perhaps then people will see that we aren't dangerous. We won't be poking around their camps when they go on trips." "If they're going to believe things thnt are bad by seeing us Just behnve with a little curiosity," said Mrs. Griz zly. "It's too bad. but I think children will grow up these days to go after an imals with note books and camerns and not with guns." That's Funny. Tommy, the youngest of the house hold, returned Tuesday noon to his home from his first day In school and was met at the door by his mother. "Well, Tomiify," inquired his mother, "how did you like school 7" "Fine," answered Tommy. "And what part dhl yon like hest?" m-ked tho mother. "Tho recess," answered the little boy. Columbus Evening Dispatch. Writers of All Ages Seem to Havo Considered Matrimony as a Sub ject for Humor. Some of the plthlest and most amus ing humor has centered about matri mony, William Huntington Wright says In San Francisco Chronicle. From Balznc's exhaustive treatise, "Tho Physiology of Marriage," to Dryden's trivial An for women, though we scorn anil liout 'cm, We may live with, but cannot llvo with out 'em. we find nn almost limitless range of observations tragic and farcical, crabbed and good natural, contemptu ous and mellow, brutal and senti mental. Tho definition of mnrrlago has par ticularly appealed to the humorists. I'ellt-Scnn has summed It up thus: "Marriage is a port In the storm, but more often a storm In the port;" while Kdmond About uses another and moro violent metaphor. Says this gentle man: "Mnrrlago Is In life like a duel In the midst of bnttlo." Bcaumarchals, on the other hand, Is milder, but equal ly as cynical. Ho remarks that "of all serious tilings mnrrlago Is the most ludicrous." Bnlzac, who really never married, but who had much to say on the subject, puts It In this terse man ner: "Marriage Is n fight to tho death." La Rochefoucauld, tho greatest of the French epigrammatists, compromises with tho extremists nnd rcmnrks: "There are good marriages, but there are no delicious ones." How different Is this esthetic viewpoint to the petu lant observation of Sulplce Gulllnumo Gavnrnl, who snya: "When a man suys ho hns a wlfo It mentis thnt a wife has him." FEW WOMEN POSSESS GENIUS Italian Scientist Cites History of the World in Support of Assertion He Makes. In the history of genius, women havo but a small place, declares Cesare Lombroso, professor of legal medicine, University of Turin. His researches, ho asserts, have convinced him thnt women of genius nro rare ex ceptions In tho world. It Is an old ob servation, he says, that while thou sands of women for every hundred men apply themselves to music, there has never been n single great woman composer. Out of 000 wom en doctors In tho United States not one has ever mnde any discovery of Importance, nnd with few ex ceptions the same may be said of other countries. Even .Tohn Stunrt Mill, who was very partial to the cause of women, confessed thnt they lacked originality. Even the few who emerge hnvo, says Professor Lombroso, something virile about them. As Goncourt said, there aro no women of genius ; tho women of genius nre men. Women never created a new religion, nor were they ever at the henld of great political, artistic or scientific movements. Professor Lombroso says women have stood In the way of all progressive movements. Like chil dren, ho says, they nre notoriously mlsonelstlc; they preserve nnclcnt habits nnd customs nnd religions. If You Are Ambitious. I hnve noticed thnt men who have climbed to great heights, as a rule, have chosen the Job which held the larger future, regardless of what It might give In Immedlnte returns. It was not the lurge salary they were afttr, but the larger opportunity. It wns the Job which gave promise of tho grentest future that they wanted, not a "soft snap" with easy money nnd no future. Many vocations which pny the most money at first have tho least future In them. If you must make sacrifices make them when you nro first starting out In life. You will find It easier than to mnke them later. What you need at the outset Is, tho most of all, tho biggest opportunity for growth and development, the Job that has tho larger possible future In It. If you nre nmbitlous, you won't look for a "soft snnp" and "ensy money" Orison Swctt Mnrden In The Now Suc cess. A Lighted Pencil. A clever little Invention for report ers or anyone who wishes to take notes at a lecture or Jot things down where the light Is poor is n pencil with an electrical torch attachment. A tiny flashlight battery Is attached to It by a length of thin wire nnd tho bat tery thus remains In the pocket when the pencil Is In use. The bulb Is Just back of the lead nnd the switch Is op erated by the movement of the fore finger while writing in an entirely nat ural manner. Also the attachment may be moved nlong the pencil to al low for sharpening, or It can be chnnged from one ppncil to nnother, and the tiny lights In tho reflector throw a strong enough glow for what ever Is written to bo seen distinctly. Advance (Female) Australia! Australian women are also going ahead, remarks a writer In the Lon don Evening News. They havo In duced the nttorney general of Now South Wales to Introduce n bill to mnko them eligible for election or ap pointment ns members of either of the houses of parliament, for election ns lord mnyor or nlderman, for appoint ment ns a special magistrate or a Jus tice of peace, for admission to prac tice as a barrister or solicitor of the supremo court of Now South Wnles, or to practice as a conveyancer. More Guernseys Have Been Imported Than Any (Prepared bjr tho United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) Twenty-nine countries each havo moro than 2,000,000 cnttlo. The United States has not the greatest number, ns many people suppose, but ranks sec ond to Indln by more than 100,000,000. During tho last 33 years Guernseys led by fnr all other breeds In numbers of purebred cattlo Imported Into this country, and of tho flvo breeds lend ing the Importations, four wore dis tinctive dairy types. Moro than 8,700 Guernsey cnttlo were Imported; Jerseys ranged sec ond In numbers, with Durhnms, In cluding Shorthorns, third, Holsteins fourth, and Ayrshlres fifth. Tho vol ume of purebred cattle Importations tins been extremely variable. Trend of Industry. These nre n fow of many facts about the dairy Industry that nre brought out In Circular No. 7, recently published by the United States de partment of agriculture, which shows, chiefly by graphic charts, the trend of tho Industry In this country nnd Its relation to tho world trend. , The circular reports statistics of cnt tie In the various countries ns fnr back ns 1850, when tho earliest dependable Information was received. Compared with other decades tho world has had more cattle In recent years thnn ever before, although It must be remem bered population hns increased also. Owing to the wide variations In the quality of herds In the different coun tries, the circular says, the charts must not be considered nn Indication of relntlve ment or dairy resources. The circular says the general trend HOGS ARE HEAVIEST CONSUMERS OF GRAIN Horses Are Placed Second by Bureau of Crop Estimates. Mill Feed It Especially for Cattle and Swine, Which Together Con sume 86 Per Cent Little Forage Eaten by Sheep. (Prepared by the United Btntos Depart ment of Agriculture.) The various proportions of tho crops that are fed to tho different classes of domestic animals on farms In this country have been determined by the bureau of crop estlmntes with inter esting results. Corn, of course, Is fed to hogs much more than to nny other class of animals 50 per cent to them, or fully one-half of the quantity fed to ull animals. Uoraes cat 24 per cent, cnttle 10 per cent uud poultry 5 per cent. Horses are the chief caters of oats, their shuro being 08 per cent, thnt of cattle 13 per cent, of hogs 11 per cent and of poultry 0 per cent. Barley Is chiefly eaten by hogs, whose consump tion Is 00 per cent of tho quuntity euten by all animals, while horses cat 18 per cent, cattle 12 per cent, and poultry 11 per cent. Of the small fraction of tho wheat crop fed to ani mals, poultry gets CO per cent nnd hogs 20 per cent. Nearly all tho hay goes to cattle and horses, 01 nnd 45 per cent, respectively. Rye has been fed to animals as well us used for bread, and moro than nrfe hulf of this feed has gone to hogs, one nuarter to horses, and one-seventh to poultry. Nearly all the silage is eaten by cattle, and a little Is consumed by hogs, horses, sheep, and even by poul try. Mill feed Is especially for cattlo and swine, which together consumo 80 per cent of tho whole quantity that Is fed, In about equal proportions. The figures of the bureau Indicate that hogs aro the principal grain out ers, horses a close second, cattle third, poultry fourth, and thnt sheep con sumo n mere trace. Cuttle are tho greatest forage enters, nnd they and horses consume the bulk of It, so that little is eaten by sheep uud swlun, ns fractions of tho total consumption by unlmals. BUILD NEW POULTRY HOUSE Have Everything Ready for Heno That Produce Eggs During Cold Weather of Winter. Prepared by tho United Statea Depart ment of Acrlculturo.) Now Is tho tlmo to build tho now poultry house or remodel the old one, so as to havo everything ready and comfortable for the hens that aio to produco the winter eggs. to United States During Last 33 Years Other Breed. of cattle development la: First, work animals; next, raising cattle for com mercial beef; and, finally, commercial dairying In addition to the business of. meat production. Throughout (he world the cattlo In dustry shows general growth, but has mado Its greatest advanco in regions where pnsturago and feeds aro more abundant. Tho recent trend of cnttlo develop ment Indlcntcs thnt beef production nnd dairying nro progressing, gen erally, outside the Immediate war area. Countries which depend largely on Imported foods appear to maintain relatively few cattl6 In addition to their dairy cows, which havo .grndu nlly replaced other cattle. Less Fluctuation In Cows. Dairy cows have shown loss fluctu ation In number thnn total cattle. This condition Is noteworthy throughout tho world over long periods Including ad verse conditions, such as disease, drought and war. European experiences indicate that when n country has reached tho prac tical limit of cattle tho land will main tain further Increase of milk produc tion Is obtained by improving tho yield per cow. It appears logical thnt tho United States can best meet changed world conditions, first, by Increasing simul taneously both tho number nnd qual ity of Its cattlo; second, by constant attention to economy of production; and third, by maintenance of cattle raising nnd dairying In conjunction with general farming, thus reducing dependence on purchased feeds. UNIQUE PLAN IN HARVESTING Farmers In Nebraska District Get Their Wheat Cut and 8hocked In Record Time. (Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture) Farmers of the St. Paul district In Nebraska worked out n unique plan for getting their wheat cut and shock ed In record time. Articles were writ ten by tho county agent and published In the locnl press to tho effect that it would be necessary to build up a local organization to help save tho wheat crop. It wns decided to hnvo a bank er, tho secretary of the commercial club, and the county agent take enro of tho matter, with the ngent ns chair man. The agent worked out a plnn which was approved by the committee to have nil the farmers report by two o'clock ench day and list the number of acres already cut and rendy to bo shocked that evening. A card or chart was placed nt tho post office at flvo o'clock each day. This Informa tion wns telephoned to nil tho towns. In tho county, which enabled tho com mittee to distribute tho nvnllublo la bor to the best advnntngo. From 35 to CO men were sent out each evening to help shock wheat, receiving CO cents an hour for their lnbor. The records were kept In the ofllce of tho county agent. Every man going" out reported ench day and the number of hours worked on each farm. Tho clerk of the fnrm-labor burenu mado out a total bill when the Job was fin ished and the farmers paid the labor ers for their services by ono check. Live Stock; zzzy Notes Feeds rich In protein nro necessary for the brood sow. Wo can't havo profitable live stock without pastures. Plant more grasses, peas, vetches and clover for the pig ranges. Careful attention should be given to tho selection of sows for breeding pur poses. , In the northern locations special attention should be devoted to hous ing nnd bedding young pigs. Sheep are very low and look like n good Investment so long us wool continues above tho 50-cont murk. There is a surplus of light horses on tho farms, but there Is still n notable deficiency In heavy, deslrublc draft horses. t Tho man who Intends to buy und feed cuttle nnd Bavo himself from loss In tho transaction must flcurlils feed- hill account closely.