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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
WTO "WIIO WWODLD SIMPLE AND INGENIOUS FROCKS FOR CHILDREN "AL" SMITH, NEW when they started calling him Al. When he was six, his father died, and Ids mother, wllh the children and no money, opened n candy store. When Al was thirteen he went to work in an oil store, quitting four years later to clerk in the Fulton fish market. The district leader got 1dm a Job as server of jury notices nt $1,000 a year. Then he married a Cherry street girl, sister of a pollcemun. They took n four-room tenement In Peck Slip and the first baby was born there In 1001, when Al was twenty-eight. At forty-five Al Smith was governor of the state of New York. JAPANESE QUESTION IN CONGRESS The Japanese question comes up frequently In congress. Senator Gore of Oklahomu (portrait herewith) has introduced a joint "resolution In tho nature of a proposed amendment to tho Constitution. The resolution reads In part : "No person other than a citizen of the United States shall bo entitled to vote for Senators and Rep resentatives In Congress or for elec tors to choose a President and a Vice President when such electors are chosen by direct vole of the people." Senntor Chamberlain of Oregon read Into the record a memorial from the Oregon legislature favoring an nmendmcnt to the fourteenth amend ment of tho Constitution providing that' children born In the United States of parents who are not citizens and cannot acquire citizenship by nat uralization shall not become citizens by reason of birth. At the senate committee hearl.ng regarding the entry of Japanese, Senator Phelan of Cnliromla announced that he had prepared a bill excluding Jnpanese. Chairman Colt questioned the wisdom of such a proposal because of the present International situation, but Senntor Phelan said he thought tho question should be settled at this time Senator Gore said the United States made a mistake In debating tho Im migration question with Japan when It first came up. E, T. MEREDITH SUCCEEDS HOUSTON of the Chicago Federal Heserve bank and was one of the excess profits ad visers of the treasury department. Heduce the number of middlemen, ellmlnnte usehjss employees and en courage their return to the farms to help Increase production of food. That was the message brought to the capital by tho new secretary of agriculture. ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS A MINUTE It took a Chicago jury but 23 min utes to hear the story of Miss Innls K. Hopkins of St. Louis In her $50,000 breach of promise suit against Elliott It. Andrews, treasurer of the Slgnodo System, Inc. For each minute spent In hearing the case the Jury awarded Miss Hop kins $1,000 $23,000 In all. Mr. Andrews, who broke his en gagement to Miss Hopkins to marry his stenographer, did not contest the suit. "It was in February, 301-1, thnt Mr. Andrews nsked mo to marry him," testified Miss Hopkins. "I had met lilin nt many social affairs In St. Louis and I accepted him. The engagement was announced at a luncheon, given at tho homo of Mrs. Frederick Gard ner, tho wife of tho governor of Mis souri. I spent $!,000 on my trousseau. .1,000 In entertaining friends of Mr. Andrews and exhausted my bank ac count In prepnrlng for the wedding." Miss Hopkins' story was corroborated by her mother. Attorneys pre sented a copy of a telegram sent by Mr. Andrews to Mrs. Gardner In which he announced his engagement to Mlsa Hopkins. YORK'S GOVERNOR It lias been n long time since an Horatio Alger has had a current In spiration for one of those racy, Amor lean "From Canal Boy to President" stories, for strictly modern Instances of "tatters" reaching the White House have been strikingly lacking. But if Alfred E. Smith, chief exec utive of the state of New York, and familiarly known as "Governor Al," should by trick of fate or politics nr rlvo there in 3021, all the old Lincoln Garfield brand of romance may Imme diately be revived. "Al" Smith, although modern as George Ade, Is as plebeian as Abe Lin coln. Although of rich New York, ho was born as poor as the rall-splltter, and his father's Bowery tenement had no more graces than the little Lincoln cabin. Alfred Smith's birthplnce was In tlio center of the famous Fourth ward. He was about three years old Edwin T. Meredith of Des Moines, Iowa, (portrait herewith) has become a member of the Wilson cabinet, suc ceeding David F. Houston ns secre tary of agriculture. Mr. Houston was sworn in ns secretary of the treasury, replacing Cnrter Glass, who took his seat In the senate to fill out the un expired term of the late Senator Mar tin of Virginia. These changes lenve only four of tho orlglnnl members of President Wilson's olllclnl family, and one of these, Franklin K. Lane, secretary of tho Interior department, has an nounced thnt he will retire to private life. The others are Secretary of the Navy Daniels, Postmaster General Burleson sund Mr. Houston. Mr. Meredith, the new agricul tural department head. Is the editor of Successful Farming and president of the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World. He also Is a director MOTHERS owe a rising voto ot thanks to the resourceful and In genious creators of children's clothes .his spring. First, becnuso these clothes arc so simple and pretty, nnd next, because they are so well made. Even a fastidious needlewoman enn content herself with ready-made clothes Tor her children. But If the ready made things are higher-priced thnn suits her, then she enn copy them nt home, buying materials from the mer chants near her and gratefully follow ing the lend of skillful and keen designers who spend their time think ing up wnys for making children's clothes. One would have to bo u born genius to outdo them, and why take tho responsibility of designing ns well ns sewing nt home? The little maid in tho neighborhood of twelve years and her smaller sis ter of eight, or thereabout shown In the picture nbove find themselves dressed In perfect tnste. Nothing Straws in the 0 one has been nble to llguro out Just why It Is thnt women take to millinery that anticipates spring and no one enn doubt thnt they do wear it. With charming audacity a few straw hats courageously make their appear nnco along with .Tnnunry thaws in the coldest sections of the country nnd In the South they enter, to remain. It Is tho tourist's millinery tho resort hats probably that entice even the stay-at-homes Into discarding their midwinter hendwear and donning something that has a promlso of spring In It. Spring millinery is a survival of the fittest among the ninny and diverse styles thnt appear nt tho winter re sorts, with the addition of models In which variations In the use of mate rials appear. Already the seal of ap proval Is set on the hats that appear in the group pictured nbove hats of the simpler sort, having, with ono ex ception, soft outlines. All of them, hut tho wide-brimmed model, mny be placed in the clnss of street hats and this one Is to be Included In the list of "pnstimo hots" those glorified sport hats of gay and beautiful colors and tine mnterlals. This particular cxamplo Is mnde of alternating rows of narrow faille ribbon nnd n braid, In light green, with a pin-wheel rosette of the ribbon for adornment. It Is faced with whlto tngal and may be worn with sport clothes or other summer upparel. In tlto dark hat, with feather orna ment at the side, thero Is n splendid example of liatr-cloth millinery. The more unusual than chambray was se lected for these delightful frocks and, both of them employ a pretty, old thney finish in overlapping points of white cotton, made by folding nnd sew ing down strips of whlto material. It might bo of any of the durnble cot ton fabrics lawn, batiste, percale, or Peter Pan cloth according to tho de gree of daintiness or durability Unit the maker may have in mind. Tho dress for the older girl Is n straight-lined model with kimono sleeves, and little signs of needlework embellish It. Tho nnrrow belt of black patent lenther must not be overlooked. The other dress has a long blouse and a little how of black ribbon nt the throat. Elbow sleeves belong to both, nnd, Judging from their millinery, these two children are considered to he quite dressed up In the simplest of frocks. This ldeu Is borne out by their footwear. Spring Winds baud about the crown shows cello phune over white ribbon and the hand some feather ornament seems to have been created for this hat. The soft Breton sailor mndo of loops of braid and georgette crepe Is u lovely hat nnd undertakes to outshine the plain blind ed sailor of brilliant straw which Is perfectly sure of holding Its own. Many Wraps Are White. For southern wenr many of the wraps being prepared by the specialty shops follow the mode of the old time French enpo known as the "vlslte."" This was a qunlnt, long, nnrrow affair gathered up about the neck. This model was followed out nt one place in whlto velvet gathered to a hand of ermine and lined with pomogrunnte red crepe do chine. White wraps are, by the way, being exploited much for the Florldn resorts. So nro tho blnck ones. Both depend for their beauty largely on vlvld linings of orange nnd citron and rose and henna. Belts Little Used. Tho voguo for belts Is decidedly on the wune. A belted effect Is given, however, by clover cut, nnd much In genuity Is exercised In this direction. Show mo ft man who doesn't nmko mistakes and I will show you a man who docBn't do things. Theodore Kooacvolt, Thus do all things preach tho Indlf forenco of circumstances. Tho man Is till. Emerson. QUALITIES OF COMMON FRUITS. Every housekeeper who plans tho tnoals should lmvo n clenr understand ing of tho quali ties of fruit and teach theso to her c h 1 1 d r o n. Sho should know that fruit Is not n lux ury but n neces sity. Tho acid fruits are: Lemon Excesslvo citric ncld, nntl bilious, potash salts, lime and mag nesia. Orange Moderate citric ncld, laxn tlvo, valuable. Grapefruit Excesslvo citric ncld, bitter tonic, purifying. Strawberry Citric nnd malic ncld, nntlblllous, potash, lime, soda. Cherry Tonic. Cranberry Citric ncld, Iron, tonic. Currant Citric ncld. Gooseberry Citric ncld and mnllc ncld. Blackberry Iron, constipating. Sub ncld fruits: Apple Malic acid, phosphates, lax Mivc, sugar. Pear Iron, potash Brits, very laxa tive, sugar. Pcnch, nprlcot Lnxatlvo, nnd sugan Plum Very laxative, nitrogen, sugar. Grapes Tartaric and phosphoric acids, potash salts, Iron, excesslvo sugar. Raisin Dried grapes, moro laxntlvo Mian fresh grapes. Plnenpplo Natural pepsin, sugar. Raspberry, loganberry, huckleberry Mild, refreshing, moderate sugar. Elderberry Astringent and me dlclnnl. Starch and Sugnr Fruits: Bntiana Constipating, excessive vtnrcli. Fig Very laxative sugar, protein. Dale Excesslvo sugar, protein. Alligator pear Oil, starch. Melon Refreshing, sugar, purifying. Such fruits ns water npd musk, mel ons contain upward of 05 per cent of wntcr. Tho flavor is agreeable nnd in hot weather they are especially re freshing. The value of fruits In season cannot bo overestlmnted. Dried fruits com pare with cereals, says Langworthy. Cheerfulness, looking always on tho bright slda of thlngH, .determined to always stnnd In tho sunalilno, rather than the shadow this It Is that makes llfo, with Its knotty problems, contin ually oaslor. It's the "oil of gladness" that helps In doing tho work, SEASONABLE FOODS. Thrift has become tho slognn, nnd to practlco It we must Increnso our knowlcdgo In re gard to suitable s u b s t itutcs for costly foods which wo have been used to re gard as common nnd cheap. Mont Is tho great ex pense in many households. Try using: Baked Calf's Liver. Wash and care fully remove tho tough portions and lard with small strips of salt pork. Dust with salt and pepper and brown In hot pork fat. Cover with one cup ful of hot water and put Into n hot oven, hasting twlco during tho half hour's baking. The last hasting use one tnblespoonful of flour with two ta blespoonfuls of thick sour cream ; sea son well nnd serve. Spiced Sauce for Suet or Bread Pud ding. Mix well two lablespoonfuls of cornstarch and one cupful of sugar; ndd one pint of boiling wnter, tho juice and rind of u lemon, one tnble spoonful of vinegar, two tablespoonfuls of butter and ono tenspoonful of mixed spices. Cook well before adding the butter, lemon nnd vinegar. Squash Muffins. Mix together three cupfuls of flour, two tablespoonfuls of sugnr, four teaspoonfuls of baking powder; ndd ono cupful of dry sifted squiish with half a cupful of milk, ono egg and another half cupful of milk. Add two tablespoonfuls of finely-chop ped suet, melted. Bent thoroughly and inke In well greased muffin pans in a hot oven 25 minutes. Peach Blrd'o Nest Pudding. Put n layer of canned peaches In n well-but tered pie plate and pour over them a one-egg cake mixture. Bnko In n hot oven until the cake is done. Remove the cake from the oven and turn up side down on a hot plate. Sprlnklo with sugar, dot with butter and finish with n grating of nutmeg or cinnamon. Serve hot. Ham a la Itallenne. Tnko n two pound slice of ham cut one Inch In thickness, Plnco In n frying pan and over It slice four smnll onions, cover with a pint of tomnto nnd u generous sprinkling of snlt nnd pepper with hnlf n cupful of wnter. Cover and bnko an fiour or longer In a modernto oven. Re move the hum to n hot platter and thicken the tomato nnd ftit In tho pan -with n tnblespoonful of flour mixed with n little wnter. Corn-Meal Puffs. Take one tnbjo- no resolutely nnd faithfully what you are, bo humbly what you aspire to bo. Man's, noblest gift to man Is his sin cerity, for It embraces his Integrity also, Henry Thoreau. (, SOMETHING TO EAT. For those who like tho old-fash ioned buttermilk soup, tho following will appeal : Mulled Butter, milk. Tnko five cupfuls fof but termilk. Stir one tnblespoonful of flour with n little of the milk, add to tho but termilk nnd cook until boiling hot. Add sugnr, clnnnmou or nutmeg to season. Caraway Bread. Pour two cupfuls of scalded milk on two tnblespoon fuls of sugar, one teaspoonful of salt, add two tablespoonfuls of shortening; when lukewnrm add ono ycnBi enko dissolved In hnlf n cupful of snlt wa ter, then ndd six cupfuls of ryo flour, two tablespoonfuls of caraway seed. Knend, using ono and one-half cup fuls of whole whent flour. Rise nnd shnpo In loaves. Brown Nut Bread. Take two cup fuls of buttermilk, two cupfnlo of grn hnm flour, one cupful of wheat flour, ono-hnlf enpful of tnolnsses, ono table spoonful of sugar, ono tenspoonful of soda, ono-hnlf tenspoonful of snlt, ono cupful of raisins, ono nnd one-half cupfuls of walnut meats. Mix and hake in n modernto oven. Kidney Beans With Sour Cream. Cook tho beans ns usual. Then ndd tho cream to moisten thoroughly. Place over a slow flro and simmer ono hour. Add snlt nnd nermcr to tnste. 8auce for Fish. Sour cream, using half as much of sour crenm ns grated horseradish; add sugar, salt nnd n dash of popper. Serve with Oah or boiled beef. Ham Tlmbals. Dissolve n tnble spoonful of gelatin in half n cupful of hot wnter, ndd two cupfuls of cold boiled hnm, chopped. Season with mustard, cayenne, then add one-lmlf cupful of henvy cream, beaten stiff. Turn Into n mold, chill, nnd when molded serve with Lucullus Sauce. Bent one-half cup ful of heavy crenm until stiff, ndd three tablespoonfuls of mnyonnnlso dressing, two tablespoonfuls of grntcd horseradish, two tablespoonfuls of vinegar, ono tenspoonful of mndo mus tard, one-hnlf teaspoonful of salt ana n dash of cayenne. There Is no friend llko an old friend. "Who hnH shared our morning days. No greeting llko his welcome. No honmgo llko his praise. Oliver W. Holmes: THE UNEXPECTED GUEST. We frequently rend of the capable and systematic housewife who, having nn unexpected group of friends drop in, goes to her lco chest or pantry nnd greets n cold fowl, (i hunch of celery, n J n r of mayon nnlso, which she quickly prepares into n most dclcctnble snlad. With rolls, cako, coffco and pro- serves sho sets before her guests n most dainty luncheon. This reads well, hut tho slmplo fact Is this prenchlng Isn't sanctioned by practice, for most women In such nn emergency do not meet n cold cooked fowl fnco to face, but n bnro cupboard1 and the necessity of beginning with the flour bnrrel, rather thnn n well stocked larder, to preparo n mcnl. Anybody, efficient or otherwise, vvltlr n well-stocked pnntry might prepare air acceptable meal, but tho woman who finds a dish of cold potatoes, flanked by n tough and world-weary steak, and still looks out on llfo cheerfully, In both nn optimist and a genius. To fortify this optimism nn emer gency shelf is lndlspensnblc. Even whore the corner grocery Is near or the telephone at hand ono cannot nl ways provide for nn emergency. Each housekeeper will stock her shelf with the foods, accessories nnd relishes es pecially ndapted to her needs. A few cans of fish such ns salmon, tuna, snrdtnes nnd lobster, which mny be served hot, cold or In salads or In combination with vegetables as a malu dish, cans of corn, beans, pens, enns of soup, olives, pickles, n Jnr of salad dressing, n bottle of nutmegs, with Jel lies, Jams and a pnekago or two of crackers nnd n Jnr of cheese. When any food Is used It Is replaced at the enrllest opportunity, so thnt the sup ply will always be full for the chanco guest. Two or three kinds of cookies stored In air-tight Jars will keep for n long time. A few cookies with n dish of fruit, n cup of ten or coffee is n des sort which Is sufficiently satisfying for the most exnctlng. The fortunnte ones who live In tho country nnd hnve plenty of milk, crenm, butter and eggs, find it easy to pre pare delicious dishes In short order.