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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
A LAST WORD AROT JT TOS TO CATTLE FEEDERS MUST EXERCISE MORE CAUTION THIS WINTER THAN FORMERLY CHILDREN'S CLOTHES MKOPT D Finis" Ik written hv fncturers of children's clothes, so fnr us uie winter season's offerings are concerned. They must busy thorn bcives now for spring, even though inter nas Just begun, and have ready in January drnsspsi. Ill f Will tf finf4in materials, because the new cotton fab- ncs are put on display at that tlmo. January brings a demand for stylos ns well as materials, and for ready-made children's clothes. Foresighted moth ers prefer to got the children's spring sewing out of the way early and the llrst two months in the year find them engaged with children's clothes and undermusllns events which the stores all over the country prepare for. Therefore the little coat for n kinder gartener and the woolen dress for a little school girl, presented here, make their bow and then their exit, the last to join a host of winter com panions. Their places are soon to be filled by harbingers of spring frocks it gingham, chambray and the like. A heavy, double-weave cloth, plain on one side and plaid on the other, Is the sort of material to choose for n I warm school coat like that shown In the picture. It Is equal to all require ments of its little wearer, with Its pretty collnr of beaver plush and but tons nnd pocket flaps to match. And the same thine Is trim of tin. imt nf castor clipped beaver, won: with it. Serge, tricotlno or any good wool material is used for dresses like that ut the right of the nictnro. Tt im n plaited skirt joined to a body that opens at the left front, nnd fastens with loops over round buttons envorod with the cloth. A soft belt of the ma terial has diagonal slits In It nt tho front that open into small, snnnrn pockets suspended from the under sldn. Theso pockets are bound with a fancy silk brnld, and tho same braid appears as a band on the sleeves nmi in n neck decoration. Altogether this llttlo dress bespeaks careful attention on uio part of an expert, deslener nnd the very clever management of tho pockets is enough to mnko nnv snuill girl determine to wear it evorv flav or until something else equally unusu- ai anu pretty nils her soul with satisfaction. j ASTOS ELECTION CAMPAIGN j Lady Astor "Miss Nancy from Virginia" certainly made a pictur esque campaign for tho seat In tho house of commons vncnted by her hus band, the new Viscount Asinr. enn of tho Into Viscount Astor of Hevur nsuc, formerly William Waldorf As tor of New York city. This American wife of an Englishman of title who owns many millions of doiinra wnwii of New York real estate, developed n quickness of repartee which carried her triumphantly through most of tho iiucKiing at nor meetings. Ilcro nro somo of her sayings: "It took tho spirit of Drake nnd tho faith of tho I'ilm-lm FnMinra tn got mo hero tonight." In n packed schoolhouso n wom an cried out: "I want to ask Lady Astor why we nro nil packed Into n room uiio this?" Quick ns n flash came the retort: "Ilecnuso men ar ranged It." After mnklnir n uiliri.f error of figures she quickly rectlllcd it nnd said: "It was Evo who admitted she was wrong. It was not Adam. If wo women mnko a mistake wo will ti Jn.lTu fw tT 1,in,wicn 10 hl,u 18 t0 leavo hlm n,ono- If 1 ro the kaiser and felt that I had been sent from God to rule tho world nnd found myself shut up in n Dutch village that would be punishment enough for mo" One of my enemies said I had n pretty face. I thought I had lost that 15 years ugo. It has bucked rao up more than anything I have heard for a long time. J&r nVi'innriiam Less Risk In Good Than Plain Cattle fop Avcrano Man. COOLIDGE NOW A NATIONAL FIGURE RIBBONS FORECAST CHRISTMAS TIME The triumphnnt re-election of governor i;aivln Coolldgo of Massa chusetts because of his stand for Americanism against radicalism makes hlm a national llmire. Governor Coolldgo comes by his Americanism logically for ho was bom on juiy i. li is birthplace was Ply mouth, Vt. IIo is forty-seven years old. After attending Amherst college no tooic up the practice of law In Northampton, Mass. Ho boimn his political career as a member of tho .Northampton city council. Subse quently ho wns elected mayor, city solicitor, clerk of the Ilnmpshlre county court, state representative, state senator, president of tho state senate, lieutenant governor and gov ernor. Governor nnd Mrs. Coolldgo arc the pnrents of two boys. The govern or's father, Col. John C. Coolldge, wns n member of tho Vermont state senate the two years the son was In the Massachusetts sennte. Governor Coolldgo Is noted for the brevity of his speeches. ... II ii in 1 i i it mn i ii ii immii ii ji i i i I, - - - - u - j L j PEN SKETCH OF JUDGE E. H. GARY "Like bees about the honuvHiickin " women have begun to swarm about the ribbon counters In the big stores, Wliere there are so ninny beautiful uiuss accessories on uispiay. (jurist imas time Is harvest time for the rlli bon department nnd already tho stores lare showing enticing articles made of rimmis in order to point the way to using them. There nre whole flocks of gny ribbon hair bows for the younger generation, nnd there are dance caps and breakfast caps for young nnd old, corsage (lowers nnd bouquets, innumer able bags for all sorts of purposes and iovely girdles and sashes. Vestees and hat crowns suggest uses for the rich est brocaded ribbons and many shop ping bags are made of these. Itlbbon.s for lingerie have u story of their own which It is important to Know at Christmas time ns they fur nish tho most acceptable nnd least Cnfitlv nf rllllmn rriftu Aiwt tl.o- ..,.! " . i iw iiiu.u ill i; the pretty neckwear fancies and the nouse-furnlshlng pieces, all meriting 'attention of the Christians shopper. Hut it Is not possible to descrlbo nil of these ribbon nrtlcles nt one time. In too group of dress nccessories shown liero there nppear three corsage orna ments, a dance cap and n party hag, wny one of them a gift that nny worn (an will enjoy. Of tho corsnge ornn Jments ono Is n rose mnde of dark red satin ribbon ; the other rose Is of vel vet ribbon In roso pink and tho small cluster of little roses In several light colors forms a little bouquet that will find u place for Itself In ninny toilettes, i The dance cap Is not dlfllcult to make. Millinery wire and thn of the milliner nre needed for It nnd arc usually forthcoming when the ma terials are bought. Narrow satin or tnlTeta ribbon, gathered with scant iunness along one edge, Ik sewed In rows to form the crown. Taffeta has stiffness enough to stnnd up well enough, but satin may need n support lug crown of crinoline. The brim n sennt frill of gold or sliver lure nmi the crown are sewed to u silk-covered bonnet wire that encircles tho head, nnd n very lino sllk-coverwl wi in ., In the Ince frill near Its edge. A small sprny of ribbon or millinery flowers nnd n little cane of tho lnen fnliinp nt the back complete this fasclnntlng dance cnp. millions, wide and narrow. with i,. nnd net nre used for breakfast caps and they need, ordinarily, no wire sup port. Small chiffon or ribbon flowers, rosettos, bows und ends nnihmih them. To mnke ribbon roses ono must have heavy wire for tho steins and millinery foliage. The petals of ribbon nro wound to the stems with tie-wire nnd the stems finally wound with nurrow green ribbon. 0 2 . Drooping Shoulders for 8prlng. Drooping shoulders French couturieres for spring. Elbert II. Gary of the United States Steel corporation wns tho ob served of all observers nt the recent national Industrial conference. Here Is a pen sketch of him by William Allen White, the Kansas novelist, who Is temporarily Indulging In newspaper work : "Judge Gary sits in tho midst of tho public group. IIo Is tho dapperest man In the room. Ho Is dressed as if sitting for his portrait, with clothes creased and linen immaculate and liniuh! manicured. They generally rest clasped together In his lap. He impresses one ns being a nerveless man. He sat for 30 minutes without moving a muscle, except once or twice to brush his chin while Samuel Gom pers stood arraigning tho Steel trust and nil Its men in a powerful speech ono afternoon. His terrier bright eyes glistened ns they gazed dispas sionately at Gomners' fnriv hut lmv did not flinch nt Gompers' dlmux, and no color came or went In his face as the tide of Gompers' oratory rose nnd fell. Tho wholo conference, 130 re porter ana a room full of spectators, were looking nt Gary while Gompers spoke, and Gompers wns looking nt Gary with rather a flery eye. But never a twitch moved Gary's face. Not even by a movement of a foot or a hnnd did he Ind cato thnt he was under the slightest nervous pressure. The cold STTt "dom'tnbl physical nature of tho man never had a more perfect test than It had that afternoon under the Gompers arraignment." GORGAS ERADICATES YELLOW FEVER j America, which cave the world new and terrible plague, has wiped It out, according to word received from MoJ. Gen. William C. Gorges. Yellow fever was unknown to the rest of tho world beforo Columbus discovered America. Soon It was creating havoc In Europe nnd Asln. Tho final extermination of this plague wns one of tho tusks under taken by the Rockefeller foundation. A commission, headed by General Gor gas, had Just succeeded in driving It back Into the two or thrco places in South America where It wns endemic, nnd was preparing to move on the outer works nnd exterminate the last remaining vestlgo of tho disease when the great war broke out and the ex perts wero called to u more pressing campnlgn. Sentries were left on guard, however, and ns soon ns Doctor Gorgas was relieved from military flftrvlf'lt tin ((int.- lit! mmln tlw. .... yellow fever. Now General Gorgas reports thnt tho fight Is won. The last remaining plague spot was Guayaquil, Ecuador. General Gorgas, returning from this west const port, announces that ho believes tho last trace of tho disease has been eradicated. liHnelnfr nlimit t(u. iiofinitn 1.11,1 ii.,. ....it.... fever menace, the llrst of tho great diseases to suffer extirpation. (Prcparea by tho Unltod States Dopart- mcni oi Agriculture) Are you going to feed any cnttlo tills winter? If so, what kind of feed nro you going to use? And what kind of :ntt!o nro you colnir to feed? Those questions hnvo boon persistently, ono feeder of another, for mo pasc several months wherever cnt tlo nro commonly fed In tho United Stntes. Now tho tlmo has arrived for filling tho feeding lots and tho ques won is more insistent than over. It used to ho tho common practice, when corn wns high in price, to feed moro roughng?. If corn wns low, the feeder could afford to feed it in larger .lunntltles over n longer period. If ho wns going to fcd corn In considerable quantities over n long period, lie wns disposed to buy high-class cattle. If corn was high and tho feeder felt that ho had to use a larger proportion of roughage, ho was disposed to buy plainer, thinner cattle. A Day of New Rules. But Just now all the old rules nro apsct. Feeders, In common with every body else, nro living in a new world- just ns truly a new world as if the things seen by the zenlot of Patmos had come to pass. Corn Is high un preccdcntcdly high compared to pre war prices. The old rule would bo 'Feed moro much stuff." Hut ronch ago nlso is high unprcccdenteUly so, wnnt is to no aono nbout it? Tho United Stntes department of agriculture agrees with the cxnrosslon 3f many experienced feeders thnt, largely, it is a matter of each man's nuesslng for himself. Still tho depart ment Insists thnt the nccumulntcd inowledgo about cnttlo feeding Is ivorth n great denl and that It can bo jpplled oven under tho nresoht dls- airbed conditions by practically evcrv rccuer. The necessities of the situa tion Will varv with different Inenlltlon ind with different Individuals In tho mmo locality. It is n time, tho donnrt Qient exnerts bollnvo. whr-n no nmn mould fall to nvnll hlmnnlf nf thn tmln 3f tho county agent and experienced feeders In determining what In best to io unuer particular conditions. Somo of tho foundation, fnrtn of feeding, of course, nro unclmntred. It Is still true, ns It nlwnvs hns been. Hint mo soil fertility of n era n fnrm Is nl aiost certain to bo donlctcd unless n considerable nnrt of the cron Is foil to live stock and tho fertility vnluo returned to tho fields. Feeding, nftcr all. Is ordinarily a nnrt nf n lininncmi ngrlculture, and Its profits or losses cannot be exactly flcured on the hnsls of money received for finished cattle inougn every man. of course, should laito nu precautions reasonably pos sible to put tho balance on tho right Slue of the ledger for the slnulo onorn tlon. Feeding Period Shorter. Tho now elements nro vnrlouslv nn- pllcablo to different sections nnd to uiuerent individuals. At least one of them, however, is nrottv eenernl. Tim feeding period will hnvo to be shorter man usca to bo considered desirable, Tho maximum period thnt most food ers can contemplnto this yenr Is enld to no inu days but preferably consider. ably less. Thnt means, necessarily, that most feeders cannot nfronl in "feed to a finish." It has been realized for a long tlmo that every pound of weight nut on nt the end of n flnlHh. Ing period costs more than a pound put on enrncr in the process. When every pound nut on at nnv slnpn nt the process Is costing, as the feeder feels, too much, the old six to eight months per od of feodlntr Is in thn flln card. It may como Into nlnv ncnln cm a new denl, but not while tho cards nre distributed ns they nro at present, It used to bo standard ndvlcn tlint only nnlmnls of good quality should bo uscu, as they sell for n higher price nnd dress n higher nercentnee of beef. The department experts still say mat tno average feeder Is taking less cnanco on a good steer than on a nlnln er one, but there nro many feeders, especially the Inexperienced, whom they ndvlso to uso the plainer kind. It just nuout Bins down to this exnros slon from nn old, experienced feeder: "A policy that Is practical und profit abio lor ono feeder mny bo wholly lm practicable for another. Becauso ono mnn buys only top feeders and feeds to a finish Is no evidence that ho Is n better cattle man than his neighbor who utiys a lower grade of cattlo and does not feed to a finish." And that menus, again, that evorv fonder is mi vised to analyzo his own situation with tho greatest care thnt ho can give to it, that no avail himself of whatever aid the county agent can give, that he obtain tho special Information nvnir nblo from his state ngrleulturalcollcg and experiment station, and from th United States department of agrlcy ture. System Is Guessing. The whole matter Is much of n ns everybody ndmlts. But there is i good deal of system, not to sav sclcnco In good guessing. Tho mun vh guesses how many beans nro contnlncf in n nnif-gallon Jar does not slmnlv sny, "Well. I cuoss thorn urn 4Rn.A7? beans in that jar." IIo niicertalns, at- nearly as ho can, how mnny beans Hi' n cubic inch of snnco and then ho com. putcs tho cubic contents of a hnlf-gal ion jar. with tho vnrlntlon In nlr.ea nt beans, thickness of clnss nnd ntlini things, it Is still enough of n guess, bu tho guesser Is not going It nbsolutclj. blind. Tho farmer whoso profits for tho yenr depend largely on how h comes out otutho cnttlo ho feeds shoulc bo nt least as systematic a guesser at tho fellow who takes a tmmliln on n Jar of beans. RIGHT KIND OF CORN SILAGE FOR FEEDING Much Depends on Period of Ma turity at Which It Is Cut. Where Plant Is Immature, Not Well uiazea and Dented It Makes. Washy, Low-Quallty Feed.. Likely to Sour. (Prepared by tho United Stntoa Dcpart- uiuiii ui Jitfriuuiiurc.j Tho feeding worth nnd nnlntnhllltv of good sllago depends on tho nimlltu- of tho corn nnd the period of mnturity nt which It Is cut. Where tho corn Is- cut when it is Immnture. nnt wnltf glared nnd dented, and still In It? juvenile stngo, it makes washy, low quality, acid-forming sllnge which is likely to sour. On the other hnnd, corn harvested when it Is well dontnil nnil nt the proper degree of ripeness, for best uso ns silage, elves n winter feed! which Is ono of tho best producers of mint and mcnt. Corn should bo al lowed to pass well throuch tho milk stago and becoino thoroughly dented ncforo being siloed. Investigations have demonstrated thnt It la much preferable, for sllago of tho best qual ity, to havo tho corn a little overripe rather than underripe. In somo sections farmers, nnd nnrt- tlcularly dairymen, nro accustomed tm ensile comblnntlon crops, using mix tures of soy henns and corn. cownenB. and corn, sorghum nnd corn, or a com blnntlon of these three for cannlnir nun- poses. As a ceneral nronosltlon. whnrn other branches of animal husbandry in addition to dairying ure taken Into con sideration, corn or some other coarse forngo is most desirable for ensilage purposes. Acre yield Is the end sought,, the chief objection to the vnlunblo nro- teln forages Hiich as cowpeas, soy beans ana the llko being that they arm low yleldcrs better adapted for hay than sllago. Dairy farmers who re quire an nbundnnco of succulent sllncn- of n rather balanced composition highly prize tho leguminous crops mentioned ns supplements to corn nnd usually rcnuze an nuequnte return rrom thu sale of their milk to allow them to produce theso crops at a profit. Raising scrubs Is poor business. Tench calves to eat before weaning'. Lnrger horses nro needed ns wolt ns moro horses in a team. Pure-bred Btock Is harder to Imv and easier to sell than any other kind. The homo curlne of nork Is u eoodJ practice, and should ho moro exten sively adopted. Those who are bothered with woods: In pastures should get n few sheep and. get rid of these weed pests. Choice ham and breakfast bacon can; bo produced by tho furmcr for mucin less than the cost of purchased meat;. Home-cured nork of the rlirht kind! nlwnys has a ready market and un many cases It will prove to bo the biafc way to market hogs.