The Ralston Independent (Ralston, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, January 8, 1915 Page: 3 of 8
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RALSTON, OKLA., INDEPENDENT
STYLES NOW ASSURED
THIS ALWAYS A HAPPY SEASON
OF THE YEAR.
Women Able to 8ee Just What to Buy
and What to Avoid—Make* for
8artorial Satisfaction and for
By this season of the year the styles
have been so weeded out that most
of us women go about with our minds
well made up as to what we should
avoid and what accept. That Is an ex-
cellent state to be in, declares a fash-
ion writer. We s^pnd money much
more freely. We are not as apt to be
bitterly disappointed. We have seen
the gown we wanted in the beginning
turn out to be commonplace, and the
gown we hated turn out to be charm-
We are exceedingly glad we were
rot lured into the fashion for the long
coat, or persuaded into buying a short
Small Hat, Voluminous Veil.
The veil I* enjoying more fashion than
It has known for months. It can be worn
In many ways, and one way is shown In
the sketch, Where it is draped over a
tight-fitting little turban.
coat, or buying a plaited skirt, or se-
lecting one with a panel tunic. Each
and all of these styles may be good,
but wo know now that we would have
looked our worst In them.
What a pity It Is that fashions do
not continue for at least twelve
months In order for us to rectify our
first bad bargaining! As It Is, so
eager for new things are the people
who buy and sell clothes that no soon-
er have we paid our money for one
gown than it is time to consider the
question all over again, and bring
whatever little experience the season
has taught ub to bear on the ever re-
newing problem before us.
It Is this merry-go-round In the
world of costumery that perplexes us,
for only the most opinionated person
can go from one sartorial season to
another with a sure touch. Most of
us fumble In the dark as soon as the
winter clothes are ushering In those
of early spring.
We know that the Bhort skirt Is the
most fashionable to wear, and that
the flaring long coat with Its almost
Imperceptible belt well below the nor-
mal waist line and Its long, close
sleeves, la correct. We have adopted
the satin blouse, close fitting, with
high wrinkled collar of satin Instead*
of chlfTon; we have partly given up
the kimono, and agreed that all our
garments should fasten up the front.
In hats we have adopted the one
with a brim, the black and the dark
blue velvet, the scarcity of trimming,
the use of the burnt ostrich, the an-
gle of tilting the brim over the right
eye and showing more of the back
hair than we have done for years;
and lu colfTiires we have become ac-
customed to the absence of any pro-
jection whatever at sldea, back or top.
unless in the evening we put an open
Psyche over the brow.
In shoes we have been looking with
a friendly glance on those which
Parla borrowed from the Argentine
with Its tango, and which It haa nev-
er until now been able to force on
America. We wear colored upper*, a*
the English do, and change them with
short vamped, patent leather, laced
shoos, with white kid uppers, and now
we nre swinging In to high gaiters
thnt keep the leg covered under the
short skirt which rules the season
(Copyright, 1914, by the McClure, Newspa-
The Cartwheel Hat.
Do not be astounded If you notice
a smartly gowned woman crowned
with a hat of huge proportions, for she
I* but following fashlon'a latest edict.
The new large hate are broad
brimmed and have low crowns, which
are not discernible when the hat is
worn, hence they reser^ble cartwheels
tilted at a becoming angle.
The frames are covered with velvet,
faille, taffeta or aatln, and the trim-
ming constats of a wreath of burnt
ostrich, placed flat agalnat the brim;
a single flower or an edging of fur.
NEW DANCING FROCK IDEA
Intended for a Debutante, It Haa Many
Features That Will Recom-
A delightful little dancing frock has
Just been sent home for a debutante.
It is in three sections, flounced skirt,
sash and shoulder straps, any actual
bodice being missing. The skirt, of
flesh pink nocturn satin, has three
flounces of pink tulle, the upper one
falling from the hip.
More of the flesh pink satin Is
swathed from hip to bust, forming an
apology for the regulation bodice, and
to this are attached shoulder straps
of the pink tulle which, with the upper
line of the wide satin girdle, form a
square neck opening at front and
This opening is not outrageously de-
collete, as some dance frocks for older
women are, because the filmy pink
tulle shoulder straps are rather wide
and droop over the arm at the edge
alBo. The swathed satin girdle fastens
at the back with concealed snap but-
tons. So do the upper flounces, un-
der full folds of the tulle.
BLACK ALWAYS IN ORDER
Proper Hosiery for Any Sort of Shoe
or Slipper—Other Colors at
One’s Own Choice.
The girl who has at hand a half
dozen pairs of plain black silk stock-
ings has the proper hosiery for any
sort of shoe or slipper. For the ac-
cepted stocking for morning, after-
noon and evenings is the black one
with the bronze and the black foot-
wear and those two shades are now
worn with all sorts of costumes.
Very good looking are the black silk
stockings underset with blue, green,
bronze, mauve, and of course for satin
slippers and cothurnes in delicate
tones there are matching stockings.
Often, too, finest while silk stock*
lngs go with colored satin slippers,
just as either white or black hosiery
is v/orn with low cut shoes in silver
or gold cloth.
Openwork, lace inserted and beaded
hosiery have practically gone out, and
for elaborate costumes there are bro-
caded silk stockings.
DICTATES OF FASHION
For a child there are Beal muff and
hat sets, trimmed with red or pink
roses—one on the hat, one on the
muff, both bright and cheerful.
Black velvet ribbon Is one of the
minor features of the autumn fashions.
Sometimes it is worn about the throat,
tied in a bow, with a long end or loop
reaching to be caught In another bow
on the front of the bodice.
Ostrich Is used as a trimming on
many of the new blouses. Short flues
are used as a fringe to edge flaring
collars and cuffs of organdie or satin
or silk. It is a decidedly soft and ef-
fective means of trimming
Ruffs of fur and tulle are among
the new things offered for the contem-
plation and envy of smart woman-
hood. There Is a high-standing tulle
ruching flaring upward from a rather
narrow, snug collar of fur that clasps
snugly about the throat.
FOX TROT BONNET
ATTENTION TO SHEEP
On Many Farms, Size of Flock
Should Be Increased.
Unquestionably Industry Could Profit-
ably Be Fitted Into General Scheme
of Things on Many Places
to Their Profit.
Sheep husbandry should receive
more attention from the farmers of
this country than it does at the pres-
ent time. On many farms there are
no sheep at all. On many others the
size of the flock could and should be
inoreased and more attention given
to this branch of farming with result-
ing profit to the owner.
The various phases of the sheep In-
dustry afford numerous channels
through which the skill of the pro-
ducer can display itself. The breed-
ing of pure-bred stock offers special
Inducements to many, while a larger
number are content with the pro-
Combinatlon Rack for Feeding Hay
and Grain. It la So Constructed
That the Grain Troughs May Be
Pulled Back and Feed Put in Them
Without Entering the Pen.
ductlon of mutton and wool for mar-
ket purposes. In the breeding of
pure-bred stock the beginner has a
number of valuable breeds from which
he can make a selection. It is not so
much the breed selected that will lead
to success as It is the care and man-
agement. It must be noted, however,
that certain breeds have a wider
range of adaptability and are more
popular than others. The number of
pure-bred flocks is increasing every
year and the demand for good breed-
ing stock is more than keeping pace
with the Increase. Pure-bred stock
has a number of advantages over
grades. The natural or inherent ad-
vantages of pure-bred stock arise
from the fact that there has been a
concerted effort In the development of
the better breeds to establish, inten-
sify, and perpetuate their superior
qualities by using only the best ani-
mals for breeding purposes. There
have been some exceptions to this.
Borne inferior animals have been en-
tered, but the formation of a breed
has In general been based upon su-
periority In some form. Nevertheless,
owing to the reappearance of inferior
individuals, not all purebred sheep
are suitable to retain in the flock.
A breeder of pure-bred sheep can
develop a reputation that never could
stability In their values than iu uio&e
of market stock.
With a commercial flock there are
several phases that are worthy of con-
sideration Early spring lambs is one
of the most important, while late
spring or early fall lambs should re-
ceive due consideration. The produc-
tion of winter or so called ‘‘hothouse'*
lambs is well worth undertaking by
those who are favorably situated an4
should prove profitable under favor-
AGE OF PIGEONS IMPORTANT
Essential to Have Nothing but Mated
Birds in Loft and Those From
Guaranteed Hardy Stock.
(Bv C. GRAHAM.)
Pigeons a, e considered to be at their
prime when three years old, and there
are very few pairs that pay for their
feed after they are seven years old.
They depreciate in value with age
The females are, as a rule, more
delicate than the males In both old and
young pigeons, and when buying young
birds the purchaser is quite likely to
find among them many more males
than females. Not only Is It essential
to have nothing hut mated birds In the
loft, but they should be from good
hardy stock. Some breeders have been
known to force their stock to such an
extent that they have lowered its
vitality. Others are surrounded by
such conditions that it Is impossible
to produce good, vigorous birds, while
some select their larger squabs for
market and keep the smaller birds,
which would sell for a much lower
figure as market squabs, let them
grow and sell them later as breeders
Great care should he taken In the
purchase of stock to know that it is
from lofts where there Is no vermin.
It is next to Impossible to get lice out
of the loft when the flock once gets
thoroughly Infested, and the introduc-
tion of one or two dirty pigeons will
very soon cause such a condition
Flocks wil be found where there is a
Red Carneau Cock, Weight One Pound
tendency toward roup, canker, and
other diseases, and these must be
avoided if success Is to be secured
Owners of flocks that have been In-
fested are generally anxious to dis-
pose of them, and dealers have been
known to purchase these goods, and
after a little doctoring, offer them for
sale, being careful to say, "They are
mated birds and In the prime of con
ditlou as far as age, weight, etc., are
concerned.” It is such experiences as
these that cause many to have 111
luck from the beginning; In fact, they
failed before they had really begun.
Gently cleanse your liver and
sluggish bowels while
Get a 10-cent box.
Sick headache, biliousness, dizzi-
ness. coated tongue, foul taste and foul
breatb—always trace them to torpid
liver; delayed, fermenting food in the
bowels or sour, gassy stomach.
Poisonous matter clogged In the In-
testines, Instead of being cast out
of the system Is re-absorbed Into th®
blood. When this poison reaches the
delicate brain tissue it causes con-
gestion and that dull, throbbing, sick-
Cascarets Immediately cleanse the
stomach, remove the sour, undigested
food and foul gases, take the excess
bile from the liver and carry out all
the constipated waste matter and
poisons In the bowels.
A Cascaret to-night will surely
straighten you out by morning. They
work while you sleep—a 10-cent box
from your druggist means your head
clear, stomach sweet and your liver
and bowels regular for months. AdT.
Time for Arbitration.
"Nigger,*’ warned one, ‘ don't mess
wld me, ’cause when you do you sure
Is flirtin’ wld d’ hearse.”
"Don't pestigate wld me, nigger," re-
plied the other, shaking his fist, "don’t
fo’ce me t’ press diss upon yo\ ’cause
If I does I’ll lilt yo‘ so lin’d I’ll separate
you' ideas from yo’ habits; I'll Jess
knock you fum nmazin’ grace to a not-
“If you mess wld me, nigger,” con-
tinued the other, "I'll Jess make one
pass and dere'U be a man pattln’ yo’ in
de face wld a spade tomorrow morn.
FAILING HAIR MEANS
DANDRUFF IS ACTIVE
8sve Your Hair! Get a 25 Cent Bottle
of Danderlna Right Now—Also
Stope Itching Scalp.
Thin, brittle, colorless and scraggy
hair Is mute evidence of a neglected
scalp; of dandruff—that awful scurf.
There Is nothing so destructive to
the hair as dandruff. It tods the hair
of Its luster, Its strength and its very
life; eventually producing a feverish,
ness and itching of the scalp, which
if not remedied causes the balr roots
to shrink, loosen and die—then the
hair falls out fast. A little Danderlne
tonight—now—any time—will surely
save your hair.
Get a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton's
Danderine from any store, and after
the first application your hair will
take on that life, luster and luxuriance
which Is so beautiful. It will become
wavy and fluffy and have the appear-
ance of abundance; an incomparable
gloss' and softness, but what will
please you most will be after just *
At the “Fox Trots" given at fashion
able hotels, girls are wearing dainty
little bonnets of the Moyen age, which
almost conceal the entire coiffure-
Such a bonnet is here pictured. It Is
made of gold lace, blue chiffon, and
ties under the chin with gold ribbon.
It accompanies a blue chiffon dancs
frock with trimmings of gold lace.
A Pleating Shade.
Field mouse brown Is the exclusive
shade, as expensive wearables In the
way of gowns, tatlleurs and millinery
attest. This pleasing shade comes In
high-priced yardage goods also, and
the sbft mouso brown color may be
perfectly matched in broadcloths,
chiffons, silks and trimmings Partic-
ularly smart Is a frock of mouse
brown pussy willow silk, with box-
plaited basque and tunic, the basque
opening over a vest of mouse brow a
velvet embroidered with gold thread.
V-Shaped Grain Trough. This Type Is
Extensively Used, but Is Objection-
able on Account of the Large Amount
of Feed That la Thrown Out and
be acquired with grades. The sales of
pedigree breeding stock extend over
a much wider range of territory than
those of market stock. The show
ring also spreads abroad the fame of
the breeder of pure bred stock. Larg-
er prices are obtained for pure-bred
ewes and rams when Bold for breeding
purposes, although It costs little more
to produce them after, the flock Is
once established. There is ttNo more
Valuable Feed Wasted.
See if it Is not possible to Improve
the arrangement about the barn so
that the Btock may be fed without
handling the feed too many times and
scattering It about. Much waste of
valuable feed occurs every winter
through waste of this kind.
Army Horse Rations.
The ration fed to United States
army horses on which they work hard,
make long marches and keep In good j
condition is 12 pounds of oats and 14 1
pounds of timothy hay. The average
army horse weighs about 1,100 pounds.
Iff nr> 1
It Is poor policy to change the quar-
ters of hens or pullets while laying,
for It usually checks or stops egg pro-
• • •
Squabs that weigh less than eight
sunces seldom sell at a profit
e e e
A healthy pigeon ran be known by
s plump body and smooth plumage.
• ® •
Hens lay a few more eggs when
males are not used in the pens with
• • •
Capons are the most profitable parts
of the chicken business, Just as steers
are the most profitable part of the cat-
• • •
Frequently disinfecting the hen
houses, coops and drink nnd feed
dishes Is likely to save lots of trouble
• • •
Nothing makes a cooler, cleaner
looking poultry house than the use of
plenty of whitewash.
e • •
Chickens like ensilage, clover, alfal-
fa, beets, potatoes, turnips, cabbage,
>r anything of this nature.
• • •
The hens must be fed and fed liber-
Ally If one expects eggs in large quan-
Itles, especially winter eggs.
e * e
Let other folks do the faacy poul-
try business. You stick to practical
Good layers are great eaters. A
bird must have capacity to eat and di-
gest a great amount of food If she is
to lay a great amount of eggs.
• • •
The roosts should be built on the
same level, two feet six inches from
tha floor, with a droppings board
about eight Inches below them.
• • •
Do not keep the cockerels too long
which are Intended for market. A
young bird that weighs over three
pounds will sell well any time now
tor a roasL
few weeks' use, when you will actual-
ly see a lot of fine, downy hair—new
hair—growing all over the scalp. Adv.
Hia Method Exactly.
The teacher In an East side school
was reproaching Tommy, who had
“licked” Heine In satisfaction for a
grievance, sayB the New York Evening
Post. Tommy's penitence wgs at a low
ebb and teacber'B golden rule admon-
ishing fell on unreceptive ears. But
at last she struck a responsive note.
“The right way to treat your ene-
mies, Tommy." she Bald, "is to heap
coals of Are on hls head."
"Yes, ma'um, that’s Jes what I done,"
said Tommy, brightening. "1 give him
Judge—What is your age, madam?
Witness—Twenty-seven and some
Judge—I want your exact age,
please. How many months?
Witness -One hundred aud twenty.
Important to Mothers
Examine curtiully every bottle ot
CASTOK1A, o safe and sure remedy foi
Infunts and children, and see that II
In Use For Over 30 Years
Children Cry for Fletcher** Castorig
Teacher—In French money Is femi-
nine. Can anyone tell me why?
Pupil—Yes, niaarn; because II
Mo«t particular weinrn u»r Red Gross
Hall Blue. American made, bur* to plesae.
At all good gnu-era. Ally.
If you can float a loan these days
you are right in the swim.
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