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Dyes Tor "Economy SUk-(iSrWooL Never say 'dye-say "RIT" "THE HOUSE OF QUALITY" A War-time Appeal This year purchases of useless articles will be the exception. Dresses, Suits, Coats, Furs, Skirts, Blouses, Millinery and Outer garments of all descriptions will be the most popular and appre ciated gifts. A deposit now will secure your gift selections until needed and price advantages not to be obtained later on. Monday A Special Sale With unusual buying opportunities in all departments. Choice of High-Class Suits, $35 A very low price for these Splendid Gabardine and Serge Suits, smartly tailored, velvet inlaid collar, belted and button trim med. A11 sizes for women and misses in the best shades. Other sterling values in Suits, $39, $45, $50 up. Choice of All=Wool Coats, $35 A most attractive price on these fine coats, half lined, belted and latest pockets. Other fine values in coats for women and' misses, $39, $45, $50 up. Choice of Exclusive Dresses at $35 Their quality and style loveliness will appeal strongly to every woman and miss. Finest serges, jerseys, satins and combinations, tailored or braid trimmed, in all new shades. Other Dress sales, $19.50, $25, $29, $39 up. Choice of $7.50 and $8.50 Blouses, $5.75 Here's your opportunity to supply your present needs and se eore most appreciated and charming Xmas gifts. Georgette crepes, all shades; hand embroidered, beaded or tai lored models. Crepe de chines, white, flesh, all shades. Wide as sortment novelty silks. A great purchase of the very newest models in every size to morrow. Choice, $5.75. Choice of $15, $18, $19.50 Dress Hats, $10v Lovely Hats for every occasion of dress. Your best buying opportunity of the season. Finest Lyons silk velvet, panne velvet and beaver cloth models, plain and in combination, showing the smartest trimmings. You can match any color. JftaprJbtfs. & 937-939 P St. N. W. No Branch Stores f I LUTHERAN MERGER TO AFFECT MILLION United Church to Include All Now Worshiping Under Guid ance of Three Bodies. That the United Lutheran Church of America is looking; forward to doing its part in the great tasks which are before the United States is the con sensus of opinion of leaders in the three great Lutheran bodies which are to compose It. " "The United Lutheran Church" does not yet actually exist, but all plans and details .have been prepared for Its inception. After the week of Novem ber 12 to 19 it will be an accomplished fact. This is the week of the great con vention in New York, which wtU merge into one organization the mil lion Lutherans who now worship under the guidance of three bodies? general council, general synod and united synod south. The work to be done at this convention, the precise nature of whicn is known in advance, is considered the flrst result of a tendency toward a national outlook on the part of the Lutheran Church in America, composed necessarily of so many nationalities. Merger Began Last Year. The merger movement began last jear during the celebration of the quadncentennlal of the Protestant reformation. A joint committee had been appointed to plan a nation-wide celebration and the question was brought up why these three bodies should not merge their interests. A ways and means committee was form edwhich has since formulated a con stitution and mapped out detail of the merger. _.Th<Lthree merglng bodies will meet, simultaneously, the general synod in i?JTe8_C.h"rch' the general council in Holy Trinity Church, and united synod south in the Church of the Advent, Rev. A. Steimle, D. D., pastor, to wind up their affairs. On No vember 15 will be held the joint meet . VL ?pt the constitution and elect the officers of the new body. A popular ratification meeting will take evening ? Astor on the same The new body embraces a member ship of about 1.000,000 communicant ? nnn -09? baPli3ed members. About 3,000 pastors will be members of it. It church property valued at $53,000,000. It will be one of the largest organic church bodies with in Protestantism in the United States. Exceptional Progress Anticipated. That the merger may with confi dence look forward to exceptional progress in the varied lines of church activity is evidenced by the fact that tnree separate home mission boards aIe be mer&ed into one. The task of the new single board will be very largely a task, of Americanization. It will establish English home mis sions especially in the agricultural districts of the middle west and northwest. It will introduce through those missions a familiarity with the language, literature, history and spirit of this country. The difficulties or the Lutheran Church have not been slight, it is be ing pointed out. There are about 3 - 000,000 baptized, unchurched Luth erans, not to speak of the great ad ditional number of Americans with out church affiliation, who originally came from Lutheran homes. One rea son why there are so many Lutherans without church connection is because the Lutheran Church in America has been preaching in about sixteen dif ferent languages and many of the young folks moving from one city to another were not able to find a church using their language. The foreign mission task is also a big one. The newest possession of the Lnited States, the Virgin Islands recently bought from Denmark, is largely a Lutheran field and is being taken over by the merging bodies. A special interest is manifest in the merging of the three boards of edu cation. Lutheran colleges situated in every part of the country are evi dence that the people believe thor oughly in higher education. Growth of Church Rapid. The first Lutheran pastor came to ^ew York in 16.j7, and in the same century the denomination appeared in Pennsylvania. At the time of the ! revolution there were 100.000 mem bers scattered from one end of the colonies to the other, all generally thoroughly in sympathy with the re volt. They moved forward with the conquest of the west, added to by the constant stream of immigration By 1850 there were 1,50<) congrega tions with 250,000 members. By 1870 the membership had nearly doubled By the end of the century it was the '"stest growing church in America This extraordinary growth placed a great burden on the church organiza tion to provide pastors for the incom ing immigration, to erect churches and to take part in Americanizing the new citizens of the United States. The result was that there was little chance for the inner development and organic growth of the Lutheran Church. Many small groups were formed in different parts of the country with separate or ganizations and separate administra tion thinking solely of taking care of their ever-increasing home mission burdens. At one time there were four teen distinct Lutheran synods. In the last decade the .great Ameri canization task of the Lutheran Church has been pretty well com pleted. Immigration was no more from Lutheran countries and the Lutheran people here were more and more adapting themselves to their new sur roundings. Interests to Be Grouped. It is becoming apparent to the lead ers of the Lutheran Church in Amer ica that the task of the Lutheran Church in America hereafter will be to do its part in reaching the un churched of this country and helping in the evangelization of the world and they feel the only way success fully to do that is to sweep aside now racial and linguistic differences and group interests and to view the larger tasks that are before the church as one. Today is "Reformation Sunday" fraught with special significance to all the Lutherans. Dominating their recollections of the past is the thought of the coming merger, the keynote of which is readiness for the period of world reconstruction. J MRS. LEONARD G. DAWSON, Wife of the United States consul at Barcelona, Spain, who 1? now in Washington. iBUBINGTHE HELPLESS i HUN IDEA OF HUMANITY Airplanes Attach Hospital While Germany Is Disclaiming Acts of Brutality. BY JUNIUS B. WOOD. Cables:.-in to The Sunday Star and Chicago Daily News. Copyright, 1018. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY AT THE FRONT, October 25.?The sin cerity of Germany's peace talk and protestations of humanity, now that she has lost her last Belgian port as a haven for submarines, was strik ingly illustrated Wednesday night. On returning from where the 2d American Army is slowly decimating the enemy I stopped for a few min utes at the canvas tents of a tempo rary field hospital. Only wounded were there, with the doctors and nurses. The place is far distant from cantonments, railroad bases and am munition dumps, and there could be no doubt as to the nature of the place, which is in an isolated spot in the country. Attack on Helpless Wounded. "I suppose the boche will be over again tonight," said the commander, as he looked up at the clear sky. "He came last night, dropped bombs and tried to kill more of the helpless wounded." According to the major, the white cross on the ground, seventy-five feet wide, was plainly visible from the skies, but this.did not deter the Ger man aviators, who, while their gov ernment was disavowing acts of bar barism, were bombing hospitals. I was at dinner in a city far from the front, which is not even a rail road head or used for military pur poses, .when suddenly a siren sounded "Lights out!" and signaled the ap proach of German gothas. German Idea of "Peace." "It is Germany's idea of peace," said a Frenchman who was aiding in hus tling hysterical women and crying children from a candle-lit room into the darkness of a cellar amid the booming of anti-aircraft guns, the rattle of falling shrapnel and the crash of exploding bombs dropped by the airplanes. Thirteen bombs fell on the peaceful city at the dinner hour last night. It seems to be Germany's idea of humanitarianism not to let up on hef efforts to kill women, children and civilians while at the same time she is pleading for peace. AMONG THE CLUBS The First Congregational Church Auxiliary of the District Bed Cross has reopened its rooms for work Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. All branches of the work are actively car ried on and a lunch served for the ben efit of the workers. . Persons in the city interested in Red Cross work are Cordial ly invited to become identified with this auxiliary. The Twentieth Century Club.?There will be no board meeting of the club Thursday on account of the epidemic. The Emerson Stoly Club has suf fered a serious loss in the death of Mrs. John T. Cole, a charter member and past president of thfc club. The Washington Branch of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae will not meet while the health re strictions imposed on account of the epidemic of influenza are in force. RICH FURS At Savings ?that are especially at tractive to war-time purses. Stylish Coats, Wraps, Stoles, Neckwear and Muffs priced at practical ly Wholesale Figures. (3"Supply your own needs and buy your Xmas Gift Furs now. SAKS FUR CO. MACTTFACTITBEBS WHO RE TAIL AT WHOLESALE PBICES 1212 F Street In Business Over 25 Years. \ 3X(DomJi#amllr(& ST2S??? 316 Seventh St NAVAL RESERVE WOMEN Suits, $25 | Capes, $35 We Are the Official Contractors for the Naval Reserve Women. ?r If you have not been measured by the Navy tailor or desire another suit we can give you immediate delivery or take your measurements for three days' delivery. ? "BACK TO SCHOOL" CAMPAIGN BACKED BY LABOR DEPARTMENT In order to drive home the idea that The training possible for children to secure now will fit them for after-the war tasks and is a real patriotic service, the children's bureau of the Depart ment of Labor is starting a "back to school" movement. This is the third step in its already well known "chil dren's year campaign" tojf provide ad equate protection for the youngsters of this country in war time. The new drive is being conducted through child welfare commttees under the child conservation section of the Council of National Defense. Studies made by the bureau in in dustrial and commercial towns, ac cording to a recent statement issued by the Department of Labor, prove that large numbers of children are earning wages instead of studying to train themselves to All skilled posi tions later, when the call for men and women trained to help in re building the world after the war will be insistent. The war labor policies board has ruled that no child under fourteen years of agfe shall be employed on work done under government con tract. The fact that the government is now the largest employer of labor makes this ruling affect a large num ber of children. The United States employment service has recently directed its branch offices throughout the country to discourage the employ ment of children under sixteen. The children's bureau recognizes that in many cases actual need to supplement the family income will prove to be the deciding factor in the child's staying out of school. If the family earnings nave been reduced by the fact that the father or older brother is serving in the Army, th9 Red Cross will help the child to stay in school. Many children will not be affected by this provision, however, and for such children the bureau urges that local committees secure scholarships. If each committee will provide a scholarship to .keep one child in school this year it will mean that 281,000 children will be kept from premature entry into industry. The cost of one such scholarship is usually about $120 a year. Bed Cross Stop for Hew York. NEW YORK. October IS.?Mr?. Charles Jeffras of Los Angeles, originator of the Red Cross shop idea, which has netted $1,000,000 for the Pacific division of the AmeHcan Red Cross, today helped ti organise a similar Institution In New York. It was announced that the r.ew shon vouM be a clearing house fut clothing, trinkets. Jewelry, fancy work, linens and luxuries. 'h&Loce in Front SILK UNDERWEAR of Unusual Beauty MODERATELY PRICED Corsets for Every Figure In our ?carefully VlwtH stork of front sod bark lice models you'll find Just the oue that suits your figure best. EXPERT CORSETIEKES. 1110 F Street N.W. Adjoining Colombia Theater. Phone F. 2X7 In Further Evidence of the Fact That All the New Shoes Are Here at Hirsh' ?at Real Savings Select From a Complete Array of the Season's Smartest Lasts, Leathers Shades and Combinations at? \? ?? r?/ T*. *9/ 5 yr '.85 *.85 ,85 Some of the Models Represented Are African Brown Kidskin Lace Boots, with or without cloth tops to match, leather Louis or military heels and full Louis covered heels. Field Mouse Kidskin Lace Boots, with or without fawn cloth tops, military or Louis heels, full Louis covered heels. Black Kidskin or Patent Leather Lace Boots with pearl gray kid skin tops. All Gun Metal Calfskin Lace Boots with military heels. 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Now with the tips of your fingers work this cleansing? antiseptic lather into your skin, always with an upward and outward motien. Rinse first with , warm water, then with cold?the colder the bet ter. Finish by rubbing your face for thirty sec onds with a piece of ice. Always be careful to dry the skin thoroughly. This treatment cleanses the skin and brings the blood to the surface, stimulating the small muscular fibres. Use it persistently, once a week, and before loftg your skin will begin to take on that greater loveliness which the daily use of Woodbury's always brings. The other six night* be vakt to keep your skin thoroughly cleansed with Woodbury's Facial Soap. Begin now?have the charm of a lovely skim Get your first cake of Woodbury's today. Begin now to overcome whatever condition is keeping your skin from being as lovely as it shtuld be. Blackheads, conspicuous nose pores, oily skin and shiny nose, blemishes, a sluggish, sallow sldn?treat menu for these and others of the commoner skin troubles are given in the booklet "A Skin You Love to Touch" which comet wrapped around the soap. Yoa will find a 25c cake sufficient for a month or she weeks of any Woodbury treatment and for general cleansing use during this time. Get a cake today. It is on sale at all drag stores and toilet goods counters throughout the United States and Canada. The Andrew Jergens Company, Cincinnati, Mew York and Perth, Ontario. ?i|l iij :