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' THE WASHINGTON TIMES, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 5: 1918. 4"1 RED ROSS L COLLECTS 5.30 Little D. C. Girl Docs Her Bit K. C. B.'s TOWN GOSSIP "Won't you please help the lied Cross?" What would you do If a five-yer- old girl approached .you on the street and asked jrou this question; Well, several days ago flveyear-old Mary Ellen Williams, daughter of Mrs. 1: E. Williams, of 1023 North Capitol street, decided that, "our soldiers anil sailors needed things' and began a canvass of her block obtaining money for the Red Cross. Every person she approached drop ped a coin in the writing paper box in which she had punched a whole Soma refused little Ellen, and she eaid to them, "What would you d i If rou were in. France and didn't have any cigarettes and were hun gry r After the day's work was done she had collected $5.30. Yesterday ac companied by her mother she took it to the Red Cross and told the of- j fielals she wanted it to be given the coys in irrance. Ellen told the story of her ad venture to a Times reporter, and here is what she said: "I had heard mamma and papa talking about the soldier boys and sailor boys in France! All the girls in the neighborhood were helping the Red Cross and I wanted to help too. About S o'clock yesterday after mamma was out, I went upstairs and got a pillow case. Then I took a little piece of red string and pinned it on the pillowcase and put both on my head Mamma bad a writing pap'er box down stairs so I took that and punched a hole In the top. 1 made it big so I could see what was put in. Mamma had gone to the store so I sneaked up to the corner. The first man I met I said to him, Won't you please help the Red CrossT He dropped a penny In, and the next was a lady she gave me a nickle. Then I kept it up until I got; over a dollar, and 'went home to tell mamma. She was so glad that she. let me keep on doing It. and Jxjnt 7 o'clock I had $3.30." f foe-Nig J jr uocaa 4 rT Treataetf ferRed nV RwgbHaids Soak hands for some minutes on retiring in bot Caticura soapsuds. Dry and rentlr rub them with Cuti- cura Ointment until it creams. Wipe in surplus mnimcni wun tissue paper. Nothing better than these super creamy emollients for red, roueh. chacDed or irritated bands. A boon o young housewives. Stasia tick Ttm r SbO. liinm psat-eu.. vw- sm Mfxaa.- bom rcT7Bex- mai BepSc CO. TaleamBc Af&f I flBBWHSBBBBBBBBBBBW 1 I A -f "- JhT& i PQt,JKtX. MART ELLEN 'WILLIAlIa. Five years old. Is shown here holding a receipt for 5.30, received after she bad donated the money to the, Red Cross. The money wai -ol-lected on the streets by her In less than two hours. PEOPLE IN JAIL ALSO TO REGISTER Inmates of State prisons. Federal penitentiaries, and Jails will not be inducted Into the army under the new man-power law. Nevertheless, pris oners between the ages of eighteen and forty-fir years will be required to register on September 12, it was announced today by Provost Marshal General Crowder. Persons awaiting trial and those convicted merely of misdemeanors will be regarded as free citizens. In mates of Jails and reformatories not convicted of felonies will be treated as "absentees" and will be assisted in registering. Inmates of Insane asylums and sim ilar institutions also will be treated as "absentees." and their registration must be made with their local boards by the authorities in whose custody they may be on September 12. Send your money "over the top" with Pershing. Bay War Savings Stamps. I DOXT think I told you. ABOUT THE animal. THAT CAME to our camp. AT MOI1EGAN" Lake. AND PROWLED around. W'HEX WE were In bed. ASD A couple of tlmes. IT UPSET the box. o THAT THE garbage was in. AND WE'D sneak around. TO THE back of the house. AND TAKE the flashlight. AND TVTUi it on. AND WHATEVER it was. IT WOULD be gone. ANIJ THERE came a nicht. wnEN ALL over the place. THERE WAS an odor. THAT TOOK me back. TO MY boyhood days. AND. A little animal. THAT USED to come down. FRO 31 OUT of the woods. AND WANDER around. IN OUR little town. AND I could recall. THAT EARLY one morning. OUR DOG came home. AND FATIIER said. HEM) HAD an encounter. WITH WHATEVER It was. THAT WAS wandering around. AND ANYWAY. HE HAD to hire a man. TO TAKE the dog. AND TAKE some soap. AND do down to the lake. AND STAT down there. FOR HALF a daV. AND THE odor we smalled. AT MOHEGAN Lake. WAS FULL of memories. OF THAT early mom. , . . . IN MY little home town. AND WE set a watch. AND STOOD our turns. AT THE kitchen door. AND JUST as the moon. WAS COMING up. A .BLACK and white thing. CAME OUT of the brush. . AND WE all of us knew. ' THAT THE thing we feared. WAS BLACK and white. AND WE held a council. AND MADE a trap. WITH A bit of a stick. XSD A heavy box. f U. S. Food Administration license No. G-04638 W Week-End Specials CittAlr AftJ6(-lAlllfI.aVfMiId Cure, 6 to 8 lb. average lb. 25c Potatoes kit3?-.:: 50c I Royal Baking Powder 39c Sunshine Soap - - - 25c Lea & Perrin Sauce -" 25c California Prunes ag? 35c paiisae rityk Id 30c Beef Liver lb. 15c Lard tsr. lb. 31c C2Jfi0M&l Al&Cfc Mayflower Brand, 9flf VlAlg Z3L Jr3LM.Z 16 oz. Bottles, 2 for lIL ill 1 , AND WAITED up. ' AND THE black and white thing. CAME RACK again. AND WENT to the trap. A'D BEGAX to eat. AND THE big box felL AND WE had it trapped! BUT TnAT was all. FOR WE didn't dare GO NEAR the box. TILL THE fool thing meowed. AND IT was a cat. V ' A NICE big cat. THAT CAME in with us. A.D IlllAMt some milk. , AND ATC some salmon. " AMI STIIETCHKD and purred. AND 1KVT home a grain. TO WHEREVER It lived. AND THE thing1 we smell. , WENT AWAY somewhere. AND IT hasn't been back. W')'1EM0Bf I THANK you. SLACKER RAIDS T CONTINUED NEW YORK, Sept 5. With less than 1 per cent of yesterday's haul of 20.000 men who were picked up as lacking classification and draft registration card? held as actual slacker suspects, it has been decided to continue the slacker search here Indefinitely. Officials of Government depart ments, army and navy men, and vol unteers are within the scope of their activities. They are entering all places in the city except private homes. The "cas house" district, which was raided last night, was the scene of I two pitched battles between Govern ment men and slacker suspects. The former emersed the victors, and as a result twenty more men were landed in the Sixty-ninth regiment armory. 10 SPEND BILLION ON ARMY TS In undertaking 323 operations al ready under way since April, 1017. and with 1S3 more In prospect, the construction division of the army has a program whoe estimated cost is today announced to he $1,0S3,7G0.193. Ninety-three operations, including camps and cantonment?, are now completed at a cost of J277.7t5.847. There are now under construction 2C0 "Jobs." which will represent a to tal cost approximating $(13G.5S5,351. Practically all of this work will be finished by the end of this year. It was stated. Some of the bigger Jobs, however, which aro of a permanent character, will not be completed until October of next year. Included in the pres ent construction are the development of eight port terminals at a cost of approximately $150,000,000. One of these, the Ilrooklyn army supply base, estimated to cost f10.000.000, will have the largest tvnrehouxes in the world. The other terminals in the course of constnictk.n are- South Boston, Mass.. f2S.000.000; New Orleans, J10. 000.000. Charleston. S C. $ 25.000.000; Norfolk. Va . $20 000.000; Philadl phla. J15.000.0W); Newark, N J.. $10. 000.000; Newport News, Va., $5,000,000. I'rojert niw under way include a large number of ammunition depots, quartermasters' warehouses and stor age depots in inland cities, hospitals, ordnance plants, new training camps, and the enlarging of other camps to provide accommodations for the in creasing armj and the newer methods of training. LAST PLEA WINS ALTOONA. Sept. c. Carrying out the last request of Louis Cerullo, a member of Company G, 110th In fantry, killed In action July 15, At torney A. V. DIvely, candidate for supreme court Justice, is preparing an aPDeal for nrispnt.ntfin ti fViA hnnl of pardons next month, asking for a paruon lor Itocro Cerullo, sentenced to the penitentiary for life for killing his wife hero in lone. "I am going to the army and may not come back: you have been my father's friend and I want you to get him out of the penitentiary, if you can," were the parting words of young Cerullo. when ho left here. DIvely contended Rocco Cerullo was Insane, and on this plea had the death sentence commuted. A serond son. fighting In Italy, was recently killed in action. TO SHOW WAR DRAWINGS An exhibition of original war drawings and lithographs by Joseph Penncll will be opened in the Cor coran Gallery of Art tomorrow af ternoon with a private viewing, ac cording to announcements sent out today by the president and trustees of the Institution. Tlie exhibition will be open to the nubile from Sun da". .September . until Sundajj Sep tember 23. The private exhibition will be held from 1 until 0 o clock on Saturday. y&. 3ft. 52oss $ Sons IdTarpS. ait6 tttb St. ." ' September Furniture Sale NO C. 0. D. OR TELEPHONE ORDERS ACCEPTED DURING OUR SEPTEMBER SALE. THIS APPLIES TO ALL DEPTS. For the Living Room, Library or Den , This five-piece suite of high grade furniture, manufactured to give the comfort, style and finish of the best at a small cost. Upholstered in the best possible manner. Covering of teautiful Tapestry. Five pieces complete. Regular Price, $169.00. Sept. Sale Price, $137.50. , ( flFlMaipiMlj j Davenport Regular Price,- $60.00. ' Sept. Sale Price, $50.50. Arm Chair Regular Price, $25.50. Sept. Sale Price, $20.00. Arm Rocker Regular Price, $26.50. Sept Sale Price, 21.00. ' M9 1 II ' I I High Back Rocker Regular Price, $28.50. Sept Sale Price, $23.00. Table to match Regular Price, $28.50. Sept Sale Price, $23.00. , y - This Solid Mahogany Library Table, generous size.' Quality, fin ish and construction the best Regu lar Price, $52.50. Sept Sale Price, $40.00. Exceptional values in Odd Pieces for the Living Room. I This graceful Queen Anne Rocker or Arm Chair, to match. Full size Spring Seat, comfortable and ar tistic. Upholstered in a selection of Damask, Velours and Tapestry. Regular Price, $p8.5o. September Sale Price, $21.50. Return Goods Custom Goods returned for credit or exchange must be returned with in 3 days. This does not apply to strictly nonretarnable goods for sanitary or other reasons. This Beautiful .Wing Back. Arm Chair or Rocker, suitable for Library, Living Room or Bed Room, Upholstered in Damask, Tapestry or Velour. Regular Price, $30.50. Sept Sale Price, $19.00. SI SI Las? jyr Early American Solid Ma hogany Spinet Desk. Regu lar Price, S3 9.00. Sept Sile Price, $31.00. Solid Mahogany Chair to match, $8.00. (sHBB I K 1' iHfilllssiss'C This Solid Mahogany Day Bed, without 'box spring. Cone head and foot board. Special, $35.00. This Solid Mahogany Wing Arm Chair or Arm Rocker. Regular Price, $42.00. Special Price, $29.50. I r This Solid Mahogany William and Mary Designed Rocker or Arm Chair to match. Regular Price, $20.00. Sept. Sale Price, $15.00. Refrigerators On our next purchase of Refriger ators we will be forced to pay a much higher price. Our present stock was pur chased at last year's price, which means considerable saving to you. In addition to this special price Refrigerator during our September sale, we will allow a 10fo reduction on our entire stock of Refrigerators. Special Three Door Refrigerator Regular $52.50, Special $39-so This Solid Mahogany Rocker, cane back, with up holstered seat Regular Price, S46.00. Special, $30.00. L -fe-..