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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI -"WEEKLY TRIBUNE
THE MODERN FEAST PROVIDER "Rew Departures in Skirt Styles The Modem Order of the Separate Skirt is thoroughly established and flourishing every woman belongs to It and some of them are devoted to It. Therefore there nre separate skirts represented in all classes of apparel from morning and utility dress to eve ning finery. Among the newly arrived models those of velvet, velveteen and satin, will make an Instant appeal for afternoon wear. In these fabrics, rows of Hut buttons covered with the fabric, are feutured for decora tion and the models are shown In draped skirts, with widened hip effects, in plaited designs nnd with tunics of Irregulnr length. The but tons vnr: in size Girdles on the drossier skirts are .usually wide but those on utility mod els follow the style of street skirts and are narrow. But the utility skirt, like h tailored suit, Indulges In little Rival Styles Present Their Claims Now that the lives of women are filled by so many Interests, tailored tsults have manifold duties to perforin and therefore the demand for the fancier styles has outrun, that for se verely plain designs. But both kinds present their claims In the season's offerings and both are represented by examples of excellent designing, Even In the fancier suits, skirts find it expedient to remain quite plain. They efface themselves in favor of the blouse or smock. One Is more or less "dressed up," according to the blouse worn, and it may vary all the way from a shirtwaist to an embroid ered nnd bended dinner or theater garment. "Fancy" Is to be understood as a trade term for the type of suit that Is most sought for. These suits are not much trimmed, but they are enriched with embroideries or fur or tucks or braid, all used with originality and re slralnt. The cloth suit, at tho left of tho two shown ubove is a type of fanciful elements of design In Iti makeup, like those appearing In the skirt at (he left of the picture. Bone buttons and cloth loops nt the bottom of the pockets and a long silk cord and tassel toward the back of the skirt are there because they are there just to be looked nt. Heavy wool plaids in qtilet colors, shepherd checks and crossbars, to gether with plain cloths, tell the storj of the utility skirt so far as material! are concerned. The model at the right of plain tricotlno Is d buslness-llko affair In which nnrrow silk braid and bono but tons are used with effective discretion IJrnld appears to have fallen Into tlx hands of master designers this season and has won over many devotees ot perfectly plain tnllored suits nnd skirts to its Tise. The picture tells the story of this skirt In a way to make n de scription of It altogether unnecessary the styles favored, with collar and border of fur. It Indulges In a narrow glrdlo of tho cloth, with hanging ends at the hack, that arc allowed hand some lint silk tassels as a finish. Tho utility suit nt the right of the picture depends upon tucks and but tons for its embellishment and Is os smnrt In Its way as Its dressier rival. It is a sturdy looking affair in which one can face wind and weather, go a-travellng or to business, and will stnnd much wear and still come up smiling. Little starred bnlls of silk, pre al lowed to hang pendant on nn inch or two of silk thread or narrow braid as trimming on tho corners of collars, bell cuffs and sash ends. TeNKINS: KIDNAPED AND RANSOMED HI i l - imiii- mi mi j .j riii n m i n i i jiim irr M-.rini u Mexican outrages upon Americans have become such nn old story that even the kidnaping by bandits of Wil liam O. Jenkins, tho Amerlcnn con sular agent nt Pucbln, Mexico, did not create any great excitement. To be sure, Senator Meyers (Dem.) of Mon tana Introduced n resolution (S. lies. 220) reciting "that it is tho senso of this body that tho president of the United States nnd the secretary of war should at once use all the armed forces and power of tho United States to recover and have Immediately the said Jenkins alive or his abductors dead." But other senators calmed him. The resolution induced the state de partment, however, to servo notice on Cnrranzn that ho must ransom Jen kins, even If ho had to pay the $300, D00 (Mexican) demanded by Frederlco Cordovu, leader of the bandits. Tho release of Jenkins was ef fected by Mcstre, his personal attorney, who met tho bandits, pnld tho ransom, got d receipt from Cordova und put Jenkins in n hospital nt Puebla. Few details of Jenkins' week of captivity have been learned as he Is not physically ablo to tell much of his experiences. Forced to sleep on the wet ground during a week of dally rains, ho suffered m recurrence of rheumatic attacks, which rendered him almost helpless. THE FIRST CONGRESS OF ITS KIND corning employment, child labor, cure in hazardous Industries. Each of tho the number of delegates present. MINOR FREE AND Robert A, Minor, an Amerlcnn journalist and cartoonist nnd a "seusu tlonal spellbinder of the soap-box type," is h storm-center nnd has been for some time. He wns arrested in April of 1010 in Paris by tho French nt the Instigation of the British nnd taken to Coblenz, whero ho was tried by the Americans on the charge that ho had engaged In a campaign of prop aganda to weaken tho military pow er of the allies. July G he was re leased from tho military prison under clrcumstnnces which the war corre spondents endeavored vainly to ex pluln. July 81 the senate passed n, reso lution calling upon the secretary of war for explanations. October 10 the collate passed another resolution to the same effect. Several senators freed their minds. Senator Polndex ter, compnrlng Minor to Trotzkl, said: "So It Is with Minor, who, by some nuthorlty evidently ubove General Pershing, was released from the custody of the courts-martial of the American expeditionary forces, ,et free, and allowed to return to America to continue his revolutionary activities here, with what consequences the future remains to tell." October 22 the secretary of war reported to the senate on the Minor case. In brief it amounted to two statements. One was that Minor was guilty as charged but that It couldn't be proved. The other was that after his discharge "important additional information" was obtained. Minor predicts In his public addresses that the Soviets In Russia, "tho greatest ruling power Jh the world," will mnintaln a government after all tho ruling governments of Europe are overthrown. BASSLER: ALFALFA Bossier's steam dryer Jihqnges, all this. After 20 rolnutos In It the alfalfa comes out In Its natural color, ready to bo put In bags and Bhlppcd to tho ends of the earth. Also, It is stated to contain 17 per cent of protein, as compared with 12 per cent, Mrs. Raymond Robins of Chicago, president of tho Natlonnl Womnn's Trade Union league, whoso portrait Is given herewith, called together the re cent International Congress of Work ing Women In Washington, the nrst assemblage of its kind. It was a most Interesting gathering. Speeches In four languages nnd songs In as many more marked tho opening session. Some 50 of the delegates came from foreign countries, 11 nations nnd tho United States being represented, but with the services of a corps of young women interpreters all tho addresses made were fully understood. English, French, Polish nnd Bohemlnn generally sufllced, Italian, Japanese and other nntlonals getting tho meaning through one "of these four languages. The congress had for Its purpose nn Interchange of Ideas and experi ences on subjects which most intl- tvin nrr t (Yir Ytrm nn 1 ntrlal n f Inn nnn. UIUVVIJ ULVVl tlUlllVU M VIUUtilVll of mothers and protection of their sex countries had ten votes, regardless of STILL SPELLBINDING KING OF AMERICA The United Stntes has another uncrowned monarch. This time ho is the "Alfalfa King of America." In private life ho Is E. M. Bassler of Milwaukee. King Bassler Is an engi neer whoso specialty Is drying things. Ha says he can dry anything. Ho hns built plants for drying grain nnd plants for drying hemp. Ho says Unit ho can build n plunt that will dry the garbage of a largo city and convert It Into the finest kind of feed for hogs. Now nbout the "Alfalfa King" business: It appears that he is en titled to tho title becauso he has patented a process for drying alfalfa. This process has advanced the prlco of alfnlfu, It Is stated, from $30 a ton to $72 a ton. It's the drying that docs the busi ness. It Is set forth that under the old plan of drying alfalfa In the sun It turns out n dirty brown and the valuable small leaves drop off. King The modern day pilgrim, while retaining soma of the principles of tho first pilgrims, has enlarged hlo scope of activity. The spirit of freedom, equality and peace Id being spread throughout the universe, and American democracy, It o to be hoped, Is to be followed In spirit by the peoples of other nations. And then when the universal day of Thanksgiving comes, nil the people will know and reallzo what It means to be an absolutely free nation. Our photo shows the pilgrim of today, emulating his forefa thers who went forth as ho did to secure his bird for the feast. DAY OF UNIVERSAL PRAISE For All Its Blessings the Nation Lifts Its Hands to the Lord In Grateful Thanks. Such sentiment as Is aroused by tho great day whose yearly coming sounds the noto of prnlso for multimllllon souls, could not bo set to poet's verse or framed In choral chant. Deep down whero underlying arc the sentiments that sanctify, reside the feelings cen tering in the day whoso glad advent Is tuned to thoughts of peace and prnlso to tho one ubovo from whose wide-open hands bestowmcnts come, such as have novcr yet been known to other nntlons of tho earth. Into tho churches at tho usual hour tho wor shipers will pour and from their doors, when comes the end of praise and song, will pass those worshipers again, with loftier views and freer minds and with their souls tuned to tho senti ments thnt aro expressed from all tho pulpits of tho nation on the day on which tho peoplo offer their thanks to God. For all tho blessings to tho land, this day the nation lifts' its hands in hurablo praise; for nil tho blessings to tho homes the land lifts up Its eyes to God In gratitude; for all the signal Blgns of God's goodwill tho land will give Its praise in thought, In word, In act. Although tho curtain of tho fu ture falls across tho vistas and tho prospect hides, no ono hns fear tho land will not bo frco from nil the harsh disorders of tho earth, and saved to sanctify the world anew to tho pleasant things of pence and lasting Joy. For tho bright prospect of tho nation's use In tho fast-crowding years to como, tho people glvo their praise nnd In their prayers they lift their thoughts with faith to tho Lord, who Buys In perfect peace ho keeps tho ones whoso thoughts and hearts uro stayed on hlra. For all his ways aro pleasantness, his paths aro pence, tho psalmist says. So for Its cheer, for its gift of peace, so for the record of blessings felt and those in prospect yet, tho people give their heartfelt thanks, making this day that sees other nations wrecked by the battle's effect, n day peculiar for Its cause for praise. And thus, though sobered, will tho cheer abound In myriad hearts on this great day for praise and giving thanks. COULD EAT A LOT. "I wlsht at dinner today dat I was a cow." "How's dutr "Why, ain't a cow got seven stum mlcksT" I W 3 Sam Walter Fest I'M thankful for tho glow and graco And beauty of tho Near, Tho greatness of tho Commonplace, Tho glory of tho H,erc. I'm thankful for man's high emprise, His stalwart strength of soul, Tho long look of his skyward eyes That sights a far-off goal. And so T feel to tliank and blcs3 Doth things unknown and un derstood And thank tho stubborn thankful ness That makcth all things good. Si HARVEST FESTIVALS OF OLD Greeks and Romans Had Days of Thanksgiving for the Fruitful Gifts of the Earth. Greece, In tho months of August nnd September of each year, after tho har vest had been gathered, celebrated the great feast known as tho Elcuslnia, or tho feast to Dcmcter of tho beautiful robe. Dcmcter, tho great cnrUi-moth-or, waB tho goddess of cornfields and harvests, ncr daughter, Persephone, whllo gathering flowers, ono day, was kidnaped by Pluto. Dcmcter searched for her long by land nnd sen, nnd nt last learned that her lost daughter had been married to Pluto, tho dark spec ter of tho underworld, and that she was now his queen In tho realm be low. But Pcrsephono had eaten a pomcgrnnnto seed nnd could remain with her mother only part of the year, This mudo Dcmcter angry, nnd she left tho gods and made her dwelling upor. the earth. She taught Celcus, king oi Eleusls, agriculture, how to plow, sou and reap. This feast wns ono of thf grandest of tho Greek fcstlvalH. Tho Romans celcbrnted a harvest festival called tho Ccrealla. It tool Its nnmo from Ceres, who was tlx Dcmcter of the Romans, and tho feast was celebrated ut some time In tiic month of October. Sacrifices of the best fruits and honey enkes were of ferqd up In tho temple. Processions were mado to tho fields by men und women dressed In white and crowned with oak leaves and popples. Ccrej was represented In a chariot drawc by dragons, her head crowned with n garland of corn cars, und holding a basket of popples In her hnnd. This festival wns n general holiday time, Corning down to a moro modern time, wo read of Uinnksglvlngs In Hol land nnd in England, tho recollection of whoso "hnrvest homes," perhaps, Inspired tho Puritans to Inaugurate the custom In this country. Tho first Thanksgiving on Amerlcnn soil, ac cording to tho well credited chronicler, Edward Wlnslow, was held In 1021, 10 months nfter tho landing of tho Pil grims, when, tho crops being garnered, they felt spring up within their hearts a 'feeling of pralso and thanksgiving. It lasted almost a week, and was par ticipated In by' King Massasolt nnd 00 of his braves, who were feasted and entertained for thrco days, the now comers showing their guests their pro ficiency In arms, expertness In wres tling, etc. To show their prowess In turn, "tho Indians went out nnd killed flvo deer, which they brought to tho plantation and bestowed on tho gov ernor nnd upon Captain Miles Stnndlslt nnd others," a fine contribution to tho feast.