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The clever French designers, whose
study (if ht psychology of dress tins phtyed so large a part in making them the fashion dictators of the world, have realized that this is the crucial time at which to luunch some apparel of liriliiant lines, writes a fashion cor respondent. The love of color cannot lie sup pressed. It is Inherent in every hu man bfing. A young child instinc tively reaches for bright colored ob jects. all feel the cheer of color. Unconsciously we are exhilarated hy :i beautiful painting: done in hroad sweeps uf color or hy gay (lowers of liriliiant line. There cnunot fail to he a reaction from hlark. After the simple lilack dress which has heen and still is so :'iisliii'iial.le. women may not care for j! viuh'n! change to bright colored street tilings. hut they fit easily into lhe scheme of country clothes. The pendulum of fashion usually swing* far in one direction or the ither. Those who give It impetus luive decided that if we are to have color we must have plenty of it. And where could it he obtained in greater variety than in cretonnes? So for' midsummer we have cretonne dresses, hnis. smocks, gilets and haps. A great many children's clothes h:i\e heei: made of this cotton mate rial, evi-ti to caps for babies. The latter are distinctly in the novelty class, hut they are to he found in many of the French shops, and, al though we may not advocate them, they niu.-t he reported as an item of news. No Frills or Furbelows. A weii-known Paris specialty shop make- a iavish display of cretonne clot lies. The dresses all follow sim ple i-• -. for a material embodying so much in the way of color and de sign i:e!f must necessarily he made ir lli,s Gay Colors in New Cretonnes Chemise Dress of Cretonne Having a French Blue Background With a Large Pattern in Red, Green and Black and Bound at the Neck and Sleeves With Red Linen and a Model of Green Cotton Crepe Trimmed With Bands of Cretonne—Green With a Bold Pattern in Black. wi'h little or nothing frills or furbelows. This material, which has been more closely associated with house decora tion tli,-in anything else, has a great ileal in the way of art to rely upon. All the richness of design and the beauty of color seen in it (liii not just happen. It is an outcome of modern talent coupled with ancient arts. Il ha* meant the study of the art of Oriental countries and a reproduc- tion of their I,est. although (he fabric V!,,'1'V,N- is ,,f tll,! er or not women are afraid of looking |,ackgr unlike other women, the fact remains that each woman seems to look exact ly like every oilier one. From Distant Lands. This is the great criticism of the dress of the American woman. The head of one of the largest and most successful dressmaking houses in America recently said: "I have heen •miking clothes for Amerhan women a hat one's self. for 2o years, hut after a walk on one of America's most fashionable thor oughfares one recent Sunday morning I could not tell you what any of the many women promenading there wore. If I were divorced from one and mar ried to another," lie said, "I am sure I could not tell which was which— they were dressed so much alike." Cretonnes and chintzes appeal more to the imaginatitili than obahly any other materials. The foliage that grows along the hanks of the Nile has been resorted to, for we see any num ber of large motifs designed from such models. There are rich Chinese motifs. The plumage of tropical birds has played its part in inspiring color. And In terspersed with these are lovely floral patterns printed on clear hack grounds. So one may safely say that there is no other one fabric catering to so many tastes and offering such a vast variety. A chemise dress of cretonne has a large pattern in red, green and black on a French blue background. The bottoms of the sleeves and the neck are hound with red linen and the frock is drawn in at the waist line with a string belt of red linen. On a model of cotton crepe, in a cool shade of green, the skirt has apron panels and the dress is trimmed with hands of a cretonne which has a background exact^fc*matching the crepe in color and ^Wrold pattern in black. The very young people, like their mothers, are dressed in cretonne. Children are extremely fond of amus ing clothes to dress up in. They do not look upon clothes of this sort as real clothes, but as something to wear when playing games. Not a new idea, you may say, for garden aprons for children have been in the wav of shown in the shops for some time. and dresses of this material for grown-ups made their appearance at I'alm I teach last winter, but the idea ol making a vast showing of cretonne clothes and devoting a whole depart ment to them, as this French special ly shop has done, is a new one, and has attracted a great deal of atten tion to this fabric for midsummer country clothes. Effects in Mauve and Gray. 0 W"i»aralive-| f0I. color, you may find great pleasure ly lm \|.ciisive ones. As far as art is and satisfaciioi,. in the chintz frock* """"end il than its more expensive have little puff sleeves of white or 3'ival. the plain piece of dull black Of course, no bo. is advocating sheer while sleeves are finished that all the world shall be dressed in will, a band of old-fashi. n,„. Tetoi,ti"s and chintzes, hut they are broidery or they mav be (.athered in vest tic,I to play their part, and j„st a plain band of the organdie would certainly be des.rahle il variety [ornamented will, a running stitch of In dress had more advocates. Wheth- worsted that blends in color with the of soft mauve and gruv tones Tbev Kl,ndie I VI that may he little more than !«'aps that extend to the elbow. Often •or lid of the chintz. Cretonne hats, although not new, are excellent f.ir country wear at this season of the year. There is not a great ileal from which to choose in inexpensive straw hats for this pur pose, hut if we resort to cretonne we may have an almost limitless variety for very little expenditure, especially so if one is at all adept in triruuing WEIGHTY POINTS ON ALFALFA HAY Some Important Factors Cited That Help to Determine Mar ket Prices of Product. SIZE AND WEIGHT OF BALES Inspection Service Varies Consider ably at Different Centers—Few Bales of Off-Grade Hay Will Hurt Grade of Car. (Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) While supply and demand are the principal factors which determine the market price of product, there are number of other factors which may he of considerable importance to the individual producer or shipper of hay. Size and weight of bale, character of inspection existing at prospective mar ket, grading and the manner of inter preting lie grades are among the more important of these factors, say marketing specialists of the bureau of markets, United States Department of Agriculture. Size and Weight of Bale. The preference for hales of a cer tain size and weight is so marked in some of the important markets that premiums ranging from 50 cents to $2 per ton are paid for bales of the size and weight desired. Bales may he roughly classed as small, medium and large in size. The small and medium sizes are sometimes designated as one quarter and one-third bales. The small hales are made in a perpetual press and are 14 or it! by IS inches, variable in length but usually about 30 inches long. Medium hales are also made in a perpetual press and are 17 or 18 by 2'J inches and about Mil inches .long. Large hales are usually made in box [tresses and are about 1!) by L'3 by 46 inches. The weight varies considerably, even though the hales are of the same size, as hay is pressed under vary I Jig con ditions and by balers having a wide range in tension. According to the de partment's marketing specialists hay •should be pressed suflieiently tight that the wires will hold well, and so that the required weights can be load ed into cars. Difficulty is experienced in some sections in loading cars to the minimum weight, because the hay is pressed too loosely. The character of the inspection service varies considerably in differ ent markets. it,--sides ho various Selling Hay by the Auction Method at a Market Using a "Plug" Method of Inspection. methods now generally designated as rehouse, car-door, plug and hale in spection. there is a difference in apply ing the grades. Some inspectors give the entire carload the grade of the poorest quality of hay found in it. Other inspectors endeavor to apply an average grade. Some of these practices are hardly fair to the shipper, but so long as they exist the shipper must meet the situa tion in the best manner possible. Uni form loading is probably one of the most important methods of obtaining satisfactory grades. Mixed Cars Unsatisfactory. In some sections the alfalfa mead ows are allowed to stand until they contain a large quantity of weeds and grass. In other sections other grasses are sown with the alfalfa for hay. When loading any mixture the greatest care should be exercised to have the hay loaded into any one car all of the same degree of mixture. This suggestion applies also to hay of different quality because of bleaching or damage. Many shippers make the mistake of thinking that a few hales of off-grade hay will not hurt the grade of a car but will be accepted along with the good hay or at only a small discount. Unless the market is very strong the hay usually will he accepted only at a heavy discount, and freipiently the whole car will he rejected. If the car is accepted It will be taken only at the price value of the poorest hay found In the car. For best results in marketing alfalfa bin of markets ollicials caution shippers: To ship hales of size and weight de sired by buyer. To ship grade desired and not to In clude hay of other grades or mixtures. To insist upon olliciai inspection •ertiticates which show the actual trade of the hay In the ear if cars are •fllcially Inspected by regular Inspec tors located ut Important markets. THE HOPE PIONEER CLUB BOYS IN GREAT CONTEST AT ATLANTA Teams From Many States to Compete for Prizes. Seven Winners Will Be Given Trip to English Royal Stock Show—Lead ers and Members Are Show ing Interest in Event. (Prepared by the United States Depart# ment of Agriculture.I Probably the greatest gathering of hoys in the history of club work will take place at Atlanta, ia., October 1!) to 21, 11)21. when club boys represent ing practically every section of the I'nited States will take part in an in ternational club judging contest. The seven winners in this contest will be given a trip to the English royal stock show, and hundreds of dollars will be distributed as additional prizes. This contest is under the supervision of club leaders representing the state A Pig Club Boy Preparing His Prize Pig for the Show Ring. agricultural colleges and the United States Department of Agriculture. Many club leaders and members are showing an interest in the contest and have expressed their willingness to send judging teams. The team from Texas, which defeated the entire field last year, is now completing prepara tions for the trip to F.urope. That state will lie represented again at the contest in Atlanta, but this year there will be more compel it ion, for teams from Mississippi, Louisiana, Virginia, Oklahoma. Florida, Arkansas, Alaba ma, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina are preparing to enter. Several other states in the North and West have signified their willingness to send teams to the contest if suit able arrangements can be made. VALUE OF DOCKAGE IN WHEAT Material Sometimes Contains Quanti ties of Nutritious Grain, Good for Farm Uss. Dockage found in wheat in some in stances'is of real value, while in oth ers it not only may have no value but often may contain ingredients that are positively harmful it' ground with the wliear, say specialists of the I'nited States Department, of Agriculture. The value of dockage, therefore, de pends on the value of the material separated from the wheat. Dockage frequently contains quantities of nutri tious grain and weed seeds, as flax seed, wild oats, or other cereal grains. Much of this material can lie used to good advantage as poultry or stock feed. Wild mustard and flaxseed (•an he removed from the dockage in practically a pure state by the use of special cleaning machinery, such as is sometimes found in terminal elevators and the larger flour mills, Jimt even then the sost of 'Seining will he con siderable, and when so separated will ordinarily command a fair price. Under the dockage system of the federal standards, the amount of for eign material separated and consid ered as dockage is deducted from the weight of the wheat purchased and, in any event, does not affect the grade of the clean wheat. This results In a higher grade and the price paid is on the basis of this grade for the dockage free wheat. CULLING OF CHICKEN FLOCKS One Virginia Farmer Reports Selling Fowls to Amount of $70 Without Lessening Eggs. Good reports continue to come Into the county agent at Smyth county, Va.. from those who ftave taken ad vantage of the poultry-culling work given by him. There is still a great demand for information concerning the culling of flocks. One farmer reports that he Sold chickens amounting to $70 without reducing Ills egg produc tion at all. Another reports that he sold poultry amounting tc $72. "0 and is now getting just as many eggs as before. RENOVATE OLD POTATO BINS All Growers Are Warned to Thoroughly Disinfect All Storage Places Before Using. Every grower who experienced trou ble with dry rot in bis potatoes is warned hy A. ». Tolaas of University farm, chief Inspector of the potato seed department, to disinfect thoroughly all bins before using them again. Either a solution of formaldehyde In ten gal lons of water, or a solution of blue stone (copper sulphate) consisting of one pound of the bluestone dissolved in ten gullons of water, should be used for this put-pott*. NO BEST BREED OF POULTRY There Are Three Classes Specially Adapted to Production of Egg* and Meat. (Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture. There 's no best breed of poultry. That, at least, is the opinion of men in the United States Department of Agriculture who have been studying the business for years, and have had experience with all varieties of all breeds in America. To go among your friends and ask for advice about the kind of chickens to start with would be about as productive of con flicting views as if you asked for help in buying a motor car or a typewriter. Every man lias his Rkiugs, and some have good reasons for them, but in the end the beginner will have to be the judge wherefore the opinion of the department specialists will be about the best guide: Keep only one vari ety of breed, and select the breed that suits your purpose best. Be sure of one thing—have a standardised male at the head of the flock. Such a bird will improve the quality of the stock materially. A mongrel male will produce no Improvement. These are the reasons: Standard bred fowls produce uniform products which bring higher prices. Standardised stock and eggs sold for breeding purposes, bring higher prices than market quotations. Standardised fowls can be exhibit ed, and thus compete for prizes. Eggs and stock from mongrel fowls are not sold for breeding purposes. Mongrel fowls are not exhibited In poultry shows or expositions. General-purpose breeds are best suited to most farms where the pro duction of both eggs and meat Is de sired. The four most popular repre sentatives of this class are the Ply mouth Hock. Wyandotte, Orpington, end Hhode Island Ited. All these bleeds, with the exception of the Orpington, are of American or igin. They are characterized by hav ing yellow skin and legs, and lay brown-shelled eggs. The Orpington is of English origin, has a white skin, and alsv lays brown-shelled eggs. You A Flock of White Plymouth Rocks—A Good Generai-Purpose Breed. can get a detailed description of all fowls of American origin in Farmers' Bulletin SOU on "Standard Varieties of Chickens. 1. The American Class," which may he had upon application to the Division oi' Publications, United Slates Department of Agriculture. The Mediterranean or egg breeds are best suited for the production of white-s!ieiled eggs. Itopresentatives of this class are bred largely for eggs rather than for mear. Among the popular breeds are Leghorn, Minorca, Anconu and Andalusian. An outstanding characteristic of the egg breeds is 1 he fact that they are classed as nonsitters that is, as a rule they do not become broody and hatch their eggs. When fowls of this class are kept, artificial incubation and brooding usually are employed. Farmers' Bulletin 85)8. "Standard Va rieties of Chickens. II. The Mediter ranean Class," tells about this class. Langshans, Bralimas, Cochins, and Cornish fowls belong in the meat breeds, rather than for eggs, and al though classed for meat, are some times kept as general-purpose fowls. rI hey are all heavier and larger than the egg breeds, or those of the gen eral-purpose class, and lay brown shelled eggs. Farmers' Bulletin 1052, "Standard Varieties of Chickens. III! Asiatic, English, and French Classes" describes the breeds In this class. Ffiwls for 1,reeding purposes should be strong, healthy, vigorous birds. The comb, face, and wattles should be a bright red. eyes bright and fairly prominent, head comparatively broad, short, and not long or crow-shaped legs set well apart and straight, plu mage dean and smooth. The beginner in poultry will be care tul to have a home ready for his flock before lie gets it. Fanners' Bulletin SSi contains suggestions, plans, and directions every poultry keeper should have. The Division of Publications will send it upon request. INFERTILE EGGS KEEP BEST Are Preferred for All Purposes Except Hatching and Can Be Kept for Longer Period. Ordinarily all eggs will he Infertile after the male has heen separated fr-rn the flock for two or three weeks infertile eggs will keep much longer Mum eggs that are ferlfle, and are est for all purposes exi-ept hatching There's one for every taste! BIG SIOUX Cookie-Cakes and Crackera are mads from only the finest ingre dients high-grade flour, shortening, sugar, and so on. For flavoring, superfine quality of chocolate, vanilla, etc., and scttietimes a cover ing of shredded cocoanut. With ice cream, orangeade^, grape juice, beverages, or as a dessert serve §ig Sioux Cookie-Cakes and Crackers Manchester Biscuit Co. Slouz Falls, S. D. and Fargo, N. D. EwtabUahad 1903 Being Nice to Uncle. Uncle had heen invited to dine and was especially impressed by the con sideration shown him by the little niece. "Frances." lie said to her, "you are a very nice little girl to ask me to have more soup. Now, why do you want me to have it?" Frances was distressingly frank In explanation. "So," she returned, "you won't eat so much of the tur key as you did the last time,"—Ex change. Playgrounds for Berkeley. Berkeley, Cal., is now acquiring, through the board of education, the playgrounds needed in practically ev ery school district of the city, as the result of the $2,!00,000 bond issue voted in 191!). The city has acquired for 5300,000 the high school recreation building and site in the center of the city as recommended by the city planning commission. The playground commission will operate all school playgrounds. ASPIRIN Name "Bayer" on Genuine Beware! Unless you see the name "Bayer" on package or on tablets you are not getting genuine Aspirin pre scribed by physicians for twenty-one years and proved safe by millions. Take Aspirin only as told in the Bayer package for Colds, Headache, Neural gia, Rheumatism, Earache, Toothache, Lumbago, and for Pain Handy tin boxes of twelve Bayer Tablets of As pirin cost few cents. Druggists also sell larger packages. Aspirin is the trade mark of Bayer Manufacture of Alonoacetieacidester of Sallcylicacid. Nice Job. She—I have invented a face powder that can't be kissed off. lie—That so. How about putting me in charge of your proving grounds?— Boston Transcript. A Warm Night. "This dancer seems to be wearing more beads than usual." "That's perspiration." The Readjustment. 1' irst Corkscrew—"You never get used to it." Second Corkscrew—"No, even now I can't open a milk bottle." What They Needed. •Mother—We must get nurse for the baby. New Pop—A nurse? What we need is a night watchman.—Boston Tran script. Chronometers are eyeless, but their hands are always on the watch. 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