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MEADE COUNTY NEWS, MEADE. KANSAS.
MAY CHANGE ROUTE Engineer Has Plan to Stop Floods on Mississippi River. Gown for' Dinner or Evening Wear t t ill A i .. 'if-. t. V -ynm - . I I-"" .1 U II." i 'M I 1 8 There Is no good reason for bnulsh tng evening gowns entirely from the scheme of things fnshionnble. Women will not care to have them as elnhornte or splendid na they Tnlght be If the shadow of the war were lifted, because they ore not In the mood to go to ex tremes In anything, but It would be a mistake to forego them entirely. Those who can afford to are giving liberally and spending judiciously so as to sup port business for business must go on. The luxury of an evening gown has very substantial reasons for Indul gence. . Fashionable women ore ordering gowns that will serve for both dinner nd evening wear; a two-In-one propo sition that Is altogether Successful. In these, bodices are higher and more Groped than In the regulation evening gown, and arms are at least veiled with heer fabrics. They will be worn upon any occasion of great social Interest, tuklng the place of the most formnl of vening gowns with unquestioned pro priety. The lovely frock In the picture Is 1 - ififii . ,ll.,,rrf' y ' Coats for Coldest Weather f f v c 3v- f S - V 1 1 irO J i (r Sure of the allegiance of sensible women who are looking for warmth and durability, as well as good style, In winter coats, these two models for the coldest weather present them elves. They are of fur-fabric, fin ished with fur nbout the neck in eacli case, and ore long and ample, com pletely covering the figure from head to foot. In the best qualities of seul plush, or broadtail or caracul plushes, they are not less rich looking than the furs themselves and hold only sec opd place in the matter of warmth, to natural skins. Hut by proper lin ing and Interlining they may be made to tie the race with furs for this su premacy. The coat at the left Is cut on long, almost straight lines and might flare from the shoulders downward but-for the wide belt of the material that gir dles the waist loosely. This Is slipped through a buckle at each side of the back and fastened under a similar buckle at the front. The sleeves are unlike the usual coat sleeve In thnt they flare at the wrist, fitting less close to the arm than those that are finished with a turned-bock cufT. Very lurge and very practical pockets ndd style to the model. The buttons are of composition and they serve for fast ening the cot at the front and to s not of the variety Just described II Ii nn evening gown pure and simple. Sim plicity Is Its distinguishing feature, and "if eyes were made, for seeing" this gown is Its own- excuse for being. It Is made of Nile green satin, with a nar row skirt under a tunic. There Is nn Invested plait at enrh side of the skirt, with a silver medallion set Just above it. The bodice Is merely a wide, crushed girdle of the satin wrapped easily about the figure. It Is joined to the skirt with a piping of the satin and caught up at the waistline with a medallion of sliver lace. Narrow bands of satin extend over the shoulders and a fine silk lace edging Is set in the top of the bodice. A drnpery of net, In the same color as the satin, Is fashioned Into ample, flowing "angel" sleeves. On. each sleeve a sliver medallion graces the net where It falls away from the wrist, making exquisite detail" In the .finish. Just one more silver medallion adds one of those unexpected touches by which genius reveals Itself, and It ap pears where the tunic Is caught up and fastened to the skirt at the right side. make a finish for the sleeves. The collnr Is of skunk fur in this particu lar case, nnd may be fastened clos' up nbout the throat. Furs are expensive nnd liable to be come more so, but this fact doesn't -eem to deter lovely women from us ing them as trimmings on coats or dresses In places where they do not ndd anything to the warmth of these garments. But they are not so great an extravagance after all, because they last many seasons with the light kind of care and are always fashionable, In Hie coat at the right, a wide border of skunk (also called martin) , adds to the richness of the model and helps to proClun It warm. This coat U another strnlghtjtne model made Just like coats of fur, with a wide collar of skunk and fur-covered buttons. It Is belted across the front, and Is so much like seal skin In appearance that It takes more than a glance, even frqm practiced eyes, to determine that It Ii the product of the looms. Falsehood Is like a nettle, because It Hually stings those who venture (Q meddle with It 5 St ' 111 i A It I .. ... . i.i .. . 4PTm . i'tf&ttf''w;t:rtM'i&M fciMt'" WiijfeJrriihWAtfiiiift)iwnXitftiilrnifinwim w.iiia.iiihiWifiMiivtiiig.-.-Kfaw.Hfiir(W tm,lttia,lhimm 1 Sct'ne In ii new hospital car designed and built by on;1 of the railroads and offered to the United States govern ment. 2 French soldier examining a church bell In the ruins 6f u village near Lens overlooked by the looting Her mans. 3 View of Gaza, recently captured by the British forces In Palestine. 4 Practicing .with' the new French 37 milllmeter field gun. EVEN THE FIREMEN ARE KNITTING FOR J4 1 J ) ft 1 Knitting for the soldiers Is no longer confined to tin women. The firemen of Itome. N. Y iave found quite a deal of time to spare' while waiting in their firehouse for blazes to start. So all day and all night those on duty nre nt their knitting turning. out socks for the American fund for French wounded, which Installed three knitting machines In engine house No. 2. . VENICE MAY FALL INTO HANDS OF THE TEUTONS L , - 1 S; yf JMfjfJJlil"" nun ii i T PILuiii jT.t r-3 Panorama of Venice, which may be treasures of the city already have been ZEPPELIN CAPTURED BY THE FRENCH ii . ' : 'M A A fe lv - r Two views of the great new type Zeppelin which was brought down practically uninjured by French aviators when It was returning from a raid over London. It came to ground near Bourbonne-les-Baina. A 4 , w r'fw r Fv IIS taken by the Tell. on armies that have Invaded Italy. The removable urt taken away. f3 !i .A THE SOLDIERS ' f v V.-A.VWAV.V.-VM U. S. FORTAELE SEARCHLIGHT This Is n portable Renrcmigiit that Is In use nt the United States marine camp at Qimntlco, Va. It can be moved anywhere at short notice. Good Cause for It Stranger Say, . It seems like the whole town's running. What's the ex citement? Native Excitement I Why, mister, the 9:40 train's coming past Would Provide Shorter Outlet to Sea by Using Atchafalaya to Carry Silt-Bearing Water. The levee system on the Mississippi river from Cairo to the Gulf of Mexico was Intended to protect the cultivated lands adjacent to the river. This sys tem has resulted in building up the bed of the river from year to year by rea son of the fact that all of the tribu tary streams running into the Missls slppl river have greater velocity, and consequently sediment brought Into the main river, whose current Is slower, la deposited In the river between Cairo and the Gulf. This Is the mala cause of the flood line go!n higher euch year with a given rainfall. Now, the most practical and chenpest remedy for this Is to make a shorter " outlet to the Sea for this vast volume of sllt-bcniing water, uud this outlet Is via the Atchnfalaya river, the source of which Is near the mouth of the Red river, where It empties Into the Mississippi, writes M. F. Jcfferdo in Popular Mechanics Magazine. The Atchnfalaya river runs strulght to the tidewater of the Gulf, a distance of nbout 100 miles, whereas, via the Mis sissippi river the distance from the mouth of the Red river to the Gulf la 200 miles. The fall of the Mississippi river from the mouth of the Red river to the Gulf Is about one-tenth of a foot per mile; of the Atchnfalaya about three-tenths of a foot to the mile. The Increase In ' velocity from the mouth of the Red river to the Gulf via the Atchnfalaya would probably lower the grade line of high water to two tenths of a foot per mile, which would reduce the high-water line for thnt point (mouth of Red river), 20 feet or more. This reduction In high-water mark would probably extend as far north as Memphis, or even Cairo ; thus It can be seen thnt the levee as now built from Memphis to the Gulf would be of ample' height nnd etrength to give snfety to the adjacent country for probably 100 years or more. Would this Improvement leave New Orleans an Inland city? No. For the slowing down of the velocity of the water In the Mississippi from the mouth of the Red river to the Gulf via the old channels would result In all the sediment being cnrrled to sea via' the Atchafalaya, leaving the old chan nel a clenr-water channel, which could be maintained nt all times by a little dredging such ns Is necessary now nt the Jetties. The rollrood entering New Orleans could then bridge the Mississippi river there and would profit In the long run by ovlatlng the flood ing of their trucks. The Jetties nt the month of the Mis sissippi could be dredged to a depth o 40 to CO feet and remain so, for no sedi ment would be going out thnt way to fill theni up; Tho high-wator line at New Orleans would hardly exceed tea feet above low water. The low-water line at New Orlcnna being only one foot above sea level, with a depth of 60 to 00 feet of water, Is can be seen thnt not only would New Orleans be secure from floods In the fnture, but thnt thojnrgest vessels' In the world could enter Its harbor. The Mississippi river, from the Jet ties to tho mouth of the Red river, would be a cnnnl, navigable nt all times, with a little dredging, perhaps, between Raton Rouge and the Red river, and all that rich country on either side of tho river from the mouth of the Red river to the Gulf would be absolutely secure from floods. Some Cowl "She's an nwf'ly good cow. Our chil dren think the world of her. You'll like her Immensely." "And how much milk does she give?" "Don't know exnetly, but she's a nice cow first class." "Well, you must have some Idea does she give a gallon at a milking?" "Never kept very much track." "Rut you have a rough notion about It. Docs she give as much ns half a gallon n day?" "Couldn't say definitely. She's an nwf'ly good, kind old cow, though. If she's got any milk she'll give It to you." Kxchange. Paddy Wat Sore. Twns somewhere to France, and the trenches looked like some river not on tho map. Paddy was on guard In the communication trenches and was up to his chest In water. Along came a Tommy, who Inquired of Paddy If he would direct him to A Compnny In the First Blankshlres. Paddy's temper was not the best, for he had hod a long, weary guard, and was not In form for being questioned. "Holy smoke" I" he replied, viewing his surroundings. "Chuck it I I'm not a blooniln' harbor master I" Appreciate the Honors. Some of the French soldier-policemen, veterans of the Murne, of the Yser nnd of Verdun, have made their appearance In the streets of Paris, aft er having don? their share at making war, and they are showing themselves quite capable of doing their bit In the keeping of the pence, says a Paris cor respondent All are more or less dec orated with the war crosses, military medals or other ribbons. The ribbons and chevrons seem to have a great calming Influence vnon turbulent, spirit - -