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INTERESTS TWO DAI MY DRESSES HOW TO MAKE THESE COSTUMES FOR VERY YOUNG GIRLS. One Is of Flouncing Muslin or Cam bric With Embroidered Edge— For Other Use Spotted Mus lin or Lawn. Dress for Girl of Two to Four Years. —Flouncing muslin or cambric with embroidered edge may be used for this little dress, as the side with the em broidery can be used for the skirt, and the plain part for the bodice. The band to which skirt and bodice are attached is covered wdth em broidery beading through which rib bon is threaded; a strip of insertion trims front and a little embroidery collar is worn. The bonnet has a full muslin crown and silk brim. Materials required for the dress: Two yards 30 inches wide. seven- eighths yard beading, one-half yard in sertion. Dress for Girl Six to Eight Years. — For this dainty little dress, spotted muslin or lawn may be used. The skirt has a flounce at foot that Is edged with very narrow lace, above which are two tucks. The bodice, which is 6hort-waisted, has a tucked front and bretelles that are composed of strips of muslin and Inser tion alternately; narrow lace finishes the edge; blue ribbon encircles the waist and is arranged in a rosette and loopy ends at sides. KEEPING THE HANDS PRETTY Some Good Beauty Advice to the Woman Who Does Her Own Housework. Because a woman does her own housework there is no reason why her bands should be coarse and red. Dishes may be washed and all the sweeping and dusting done without In any way destroying the natural tex ture of the skin, if only a person is willing to take a few simple precau tions. On every sink there should stand a Jar of vaseline or other heavy grease. There wdll also be required a cake of good toilet soap and a pair of old kid gloves. The latter must be perfectly clean inside. Immediately after washing the dishes and pans the hands should be carefully washed in clean warm water with the toilet soap, using a nail brush at the same time. Incidentally, there will be a tremendous saving to the fingers if the pans are washed by put ting a strong soap powder into them as soon as removed from the stove, adding a little hot water and then re placing them on the stove for a few minutes. When the water comes to a boll a small, stiff brush may be washed around in the tins. They are rinsed In clear water and are scrupulously clean without the fingers having come into contact with the grease. When the fingers have been washed «jid wiped, the nails and backs of the hands are to be thoroughly greased and the gloves drawn on. They should be worn all the time that sweeping and dusting is being done. On finish ing the housework the gloves are re moved and the skin will be found soft and smooth. If any cream adheres It may bo washed off, wiping with a dry towel. This treatment will keep the skin jsc.t, no matter what work is done. The large chip hat is trimmed with a plaiting of lace edged muslin and ribbon. Materials required: Three yards 30 Inches wide, three yards insertion, five yards edging. ABOUT COMBS AND BRUSHES For Former Ivory Is Best, and Rubber Next—Latter Should Have Fine White Bristles. The ideal dressing comb Is one of ivory, or. next to this, one of fine rubber. Fine tooth combs are much less used than formerly, for their tend ency is to break off or pull out the hair unless very carefully handled. The most desirable hair brush is one of fine, white bristles, not too soft and yielding. Everyone knows, or should know, that there is no hair tonic equal to thorough brushing. Once a month Is quite often enough to wash combs and brushes if they are properly eared for dally. For the thorough washing. fill a basin with warm (not hot) water, put in a teaspoonful of common ba king soda. Wash the brush out quickly, rinse in warm water, and dry in the open air. This treatment will preserve the bristles, firm and unmatted. Combs and brushes should be kept in a covered case away from chance of dust and accidental}' soiling. Fragments of Fashions. The butterfly bow is chic. New coiffure shows broader, higher effect. There Is a decided vogue for black velvet shoes. Brocades are gorgeous in colorings and texture. Never have foulards been so beau tiful or so popular. Grays are shown on many of the newest materials. Mousseline is now used to trim frocks of batiste or linen. Linen promises a wider patronage this year than ever before. Huge flat hats with low crowns are faced with contrasting colors. Black combined with bright empire green is in vogue everywhere. The chou is a favorite trimming for dresses. It can be made of velvet, satin, mousseline, and frequently has a silk flower for its heart. Fanciful plaitings and weavings of ribbons are taking well for use under transparent waists to give the bit or mass of color now deemed necessary to the finish of such garments. ATTRACTIVE WAIST. This most attractive waist Is of black mousseline de sole with collar and cuffs of white lace. The bretelles are also of white lace bordered with black velvet; they cross In front and form a large knot In the back. The girdle is of light green changeable silk. Novel Breakfast Cap. The new nets flowered In colors are being turned Into fetching breakfast caps for the girl who loves the pic turesque. One of the new models has a deep Tam O Shanter crown fitted Into a crinoline band an Inch and a half w-ide covered with folds of gold tissue ribbon. Over each ear are draped a pointed jabot effect of lace to match the net that fell to the shoul ders and framed the face on each side like a sixteenth century headgear. Over each of these points was a single pink rose, or a bunch of pink apple blossoms. SEEDING OF ALFALFA Must Be Done in the Spring in the Humid Sections. Farmer Cannot Always Secure Suffi cient Moisture to Insure Germina tion in August—Does Better With Nurse Crop. In central Nebraska and west, the farmer is In a manner compelled to sow his alfalfa in the spring, for the reason that he cannot always secure sufficient moisture to insure germina tion in August seeding. He must therefore sow in April, May or June, when conditions are such as to insure a full stand, says Wallace’s Farmer. , A half stand of alfalfa Is practically no stand. In the humid section we do not rec ommend spring seeding at all. Al though some men have been successful w Ith It, It Is altogether better to seed In August when, with proper care, the farmer in the humid section can be reasonably certain of a supply of mois ture sufficient to germinate his alfalfa seed. Where farmers in the humid section sti 11 Insist on sowing their al falfa In the spring, however, we ven ture to make some suggestions: There are but two ways of sowing alfalfa in the spring, either with a nurse crop or without. We would not care to sow alfalfa without a nurse crop until we had In some way sprout ed and killed the annual weeds which come up and grow with such luxuri ance in the spring. If we were Intending to sow alfalfa In the spring we would begin treat ment as early as possible, as if we were preparing for corn. We would disk as soon as the ground was in working condition. We would plow after disking. and barrow after plowing, and harrow whenever we saw the weeds starting until in May. We would then seed to alfalfa, giving it the full use of the land. If weeds grew, we would not bother with them, but allow them to grow with the alfalfa, and then cut the crop when it was beginning to throw out buds from the crown This will get rid of the annual weeds. There are a class of weeds, however, that come up later, and these will give you trouble. It Is the custom of a good many farm ers. when weeds begin to spring up and threaten to smother the alfalfa, to clip them back. The trouble with this Is that this dipping does not help the alfalfa but hurts It. for the reason that alfalfa Is not accustomed to being cut until It throws out buds from the crown, or the root, near the ground. The weeds keep growing right along, however, even If cutback; and In our experience we have found that this method of clipping alfalfa before It Is ready to throw out buds Is a positive disadvantage. If a nurse crop Is used, we would select the earliest; winter wheat. If the stand Is not too thick, or. better still, winter rye. By sowing alfalfa on winter wheat when it Is two or three inches high, and then harrowing it as you would clover, you will kill a vast number of the annual weeds that grow In the spring. You will also have conserved moisture by breaking up the crust; and as your wheat will. In the latitude of central lowa, be off about the first week In July, the alfalfa will scarcely have made sufficient growth to be cut when the wheat Is mowed. The wheat Itself will tend to prevent weed growth. Rye would usu ally be better than wheat, because It does not usually lodge, and can there fore be cut high, thus avoiding cutting back the alfalfa before It Is time. Modern Incubators. Modern types of Incubators have come Into use during the past twenty years, and their use has greatly In creased. It Is doubtful, however. If any decided Improvement has been made In their construction during the past ten years. Pruning Fruit Trees. Until apple trees begin to bear the foundation branches should be cut back annually to make them short and strong to support heavy loads of fruit without breaking down. After fruiting begins not much pruning is necessary, except to thin out surplus growth and to keep the tree symme trical. Always prune from the top down, and not from the bottom up. Breeding Mares. While It Is an old-time custom to breed mares nine days after foaling, It has been noticed that but few mares ever get In foal when bred at that time. Better wait until about 18 or 21 days. Some mares will not got In foal while nursing. Yours mgy be one of them. Mares come In heat normal ly at 18 to 22 days. Teaching the Calf. Teach the calf to drink milk from the first day. It can never learn so easily afterward. Color of Duroc-Jereeye. The desirable Duroc-Jersey color is cherry red SPRING TREATMENT OF SOIL Land That' Blow* Badly When Weath er la Dry Should Be Protected by Early Disking. (By J. E. PAYNE. Dry Farm Specialist, Colorado Agricultural College.) Ground that has been farmed long enough so that the grass roots are rotten is likely to blow badly in the spring when the weather is dry H the soil is not protected In some way. Such land should be disked as early In the spring as possible This will leave the surface a little rough so that the fine soil grains will be protected from the wind. This cultivation may be done with a corn cultivator with shovels, If no disk harrow Is available. By thus stirring the surface of the soli, a soil mulch will be formed which will prevent evaporation of moisture from below, and the surface will be In proper condition for taking in the rain that falls. This stirring will keep the soil in good condition for plowing much longer than it would be kept if the ground were left un stirred. This cultivation will bury many weed seeds which will soon germin ate. As soon as the weeds begin to come up the drag harrow should be used. Having a loose soil In which to w-ork. the harrow will destroy the weed seedlings very rapidly. The harrow may destroy a second crop of weeds if the ground is not to be planted until late in the season. These barrow logs will also keep the surface of the soil in condition for taking In moisture and also for preventing the evaporation of tho water which Is in the soli. By giving the soil this spring treatment, moisture is con served, and weeds which would inter fere with crops are killed. WINDS TAKE AWAY MOISTURE One Reason Why Crops Do 8o Well After Corn—Forest Condition Affords Ample Protection. Winds evaporate moisture faster than the sun. We believe this is one of the reasons why corn land shows such a surprising amount of moisture when compared with summer fallow, says the Homestead. Many cannot understand why crops do so well after corn; and some pretty bright authori ties question the statement that well t Hied corn land will show as much, sometimes more, moisture than well handled summer fallow; reasoning that as corn Itself takes so much moisture, it Is simply Impossible The early cultivation of the corn, before the ground la shaded by !L t**nds to hold the moisture, and as soon as the ground la shaded by the com and a protected forest condition established, neither the wind or sun can get at It to any extent; and if the surface tillage Is continued, all moist ure falling Is retained, and that al ready In the soil cannot escape. We know that trees take even more moist ure than corn, and still when the road way through a forest, or the mead ows. pastures or plains adjoining one are baked with drought many inches below the surface, if the leavei are scratched back from the shaded vlnd protected soil In the forest. It will a! ways be found moist. W’e believe it is this forest condition sa well aa. If not more than, the dust mulch that makes well cared for com land so moist the following season. If only the winds would stop blowing across our treeless plains, our moisture would not leave them so fast. Proper Training of Tree. The proper training of a tree Is fo bring as many small, permanent fruit ing branches, called spurs. Into a fa vorable relation to the sunlight as possible and to preserve the symme try of the crown, but the main and ultimate purpose of pruning Is to have as many spurs In the several branches as can bo given light and room. POULTRY NOTES. Early layers will as a rule produce early layers. The egg cases should also be kept clean and sweet. Good layers bequeath their powers to their offspring. Trap nests must be used In order to become accurate In the work. Damp floors are always sure to give poultry roup or some other dis ease. Keep the goslings confined In wet weather and cut green grassy sods and put In the pen. * It Is not so much a matter of breed as It Is the way the hens are handled that makes them prolific layers. To have strictly flrst-class egg pro ducers, it Is necessary that they be bred exclusively for that purpose. There is little use trying to keep turkey chicks on a limited range. They love to walk, and also to roost In the open. The up-to-date farmor keeps only one breed of hens so that the eggs will be uniform In size and color, which adds to their appearance and price on many markets. Professional Cards C. B. HAMILTON, Dentist Careful Attention Given to all Classes of Dental Work Call or Phone for Appointment Hours—B a. m. to 5. p. m- Office in Kennedy Building Co-op Phone Grande Avenuo FRED N. DICKERSON ATTO RN EY-AT- LAW Office 324 Main Delta, Colorado Titles Examined C>Dveyanciu| Dona GEO. O. BLAKE LAWYER Paonia, ... Colorado I. D. McFADDEN Attorney and Counsellor at Law Will practice in State and Federal Courts. Paonia, Colorado MERLE D. VINCENT ATTORNEY AT LAW LOANS Paonia, - - - Colorado L R. SHALLENBERGER Civil and Mechanical Engineer CEPUTY COUNTY SURVEYOR, DELTA COUNTY TOWN ENGINEER. PAONIA Office 124*£ Grand Avenue. Residence 323 Popular A'* . Co-op phone 71-F J. HUNT SURVEYOR Co-op. Phone 10»F PAONIA, COLO. A. D. CATTERSON, M. D. PHYSICIAN and SURGEON Special Attention Given to Eye, Ear, Note and Throat. Glasses Fitted. Coop. Phone. In Doth Residence and Office. Office Third street, opposite Newspaper Office. directory Ton* of Paonia Msyor—Claren* ** Nelson. Town Hoard Will C‘>nlne F! E Ttuf ty. C. C. Hawkins A. J. Cast*ll. W. K. Baker and 11. A. Bryant Clerk and Recorder Myrtle PalsL Treasurer—Myrtle Palst. Fle<-trl< tan and Water Commissions* —W. it Jewell. Knalne* r f. R 9hallenb«rger. Marshal —Bert Chapman. C««aty of Delfa County Judge—CL If. Stewart. Clerk and Recorder—W. A. Shepherd. Treasurer—U. N. Crawford Sheriff—l. N Williams. Assessor—S. L Cork reham. Superintendent of Schools—Bsl Me- MlchaeL Surveyor—John Curtla. Coroner—Dr. J. p Cleybaugh. County Attorney—Porter plumb. County Commissioners—lst Diet.. Ossl Wilson; 2nd Dlst. W. E. Steels; Irl Diet., A. L Itoberta. ftfale of Colorado Governor—John F. Hhsfroth. Lieutenant Governor—S. IL Fltzgar rald. Secretary of State-~Jame* B. Pearce. Treasurer—Roady Kenehan. Auditor M A Iydd jr. Superintendent of Public Instructlea —Helen M Wliaon. Attorney General—Ben I* Griffith. State Senator. Delta and Mesa Coun> ties—George Stephan. Itepresentattve. Delta County—C. C. Hawkins. LODGE DIRECTORY. Royal Neighbors of America The Cheapest Insurance Order; let end 3rd Wednesday evenings, business meeting; Masonic hall. 3rd i af ternoons. social meetings at members’ homes. Georgia Dewoody, Oracle; laea Brown. Recorder. The Newspaper Is published weekly at Paonia. the Core of the Apple Coun try. 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