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only?look (or the name California on the package, then you are acre your child la having the beat and moat harmleaa laxative or physic for the little stomach, liver and bowels Children love Its delicious, fruity taatei. Pull directions for child's doae on each bottle. Give It without fear. Mother! Tou muat say ?CallSpr nla." "SYRUP OF FIGS" ' CHILD'S LAXATIVE Tongue 1 Remove Poisons From Stomach, Liver and Bowels. 60 Docm, 30 Cents UNCLE SAM LOSES AS NATURE FAKER Crossing Pigeons and Parrots For War Messengers Falls To Work. PHILADELPHIA, Fab. Nature f?U down on Unci* But during the ra< ent war. Ho mo body had a bright Idea to bread a Mrd which waa a croaa be tween a carrier pigeon and a parrot In order that maaeagee could be car ried to and from the front verbally. The Idea waa good, but tba bird waap't. It la an Id to have inherited all tha unnaceaaary tralta of both parenta, but could neither talk nor fly. Thus does Mother Nature re venge tho twentieth century experi ment? on her children. The story of the parrot-pigeon epi aode waa told by Krneat Harold Haynea, who made an extenalva atudy of tba part anlmala played In the war, and who lectured on the aubjact at Wltherapoon Hall recently. According to Mr. Haynea. there were II,000,090 horaaa In tha raoant war. In addition to tha boraea there ware doga, mulea. camala, donkeys, plg*eona?and othera, although Mr. Baynes did not mention anything further. "Everybody who knowa anything about them haa a good word to aay for the army mule," aald thW speaker. "I have been told they aaved the war In Italy. They were better for tbe muddy roads of France than horses, and tbey could endure'greater hard ships. "Horaes, however, play?d the most Important part of all the anlmala In the war. They were such an Import ant factor that the British treated their Vioraea aa well as their men. They were worked until many of them died, but when they were sick or In jured they were taken care of as well aa any man. "They were flogged through shell holes and mud, they were uaed as pack horses when they couldn't get the wagons over the roads. But It was all done because there were men and guny at the front to ba fed, and the fate of the world hung upon the speed and efficiency of the feed ing." What the horse was to the allied armies fighting In France and Bel gium the camel was to General Allen be In Turkey, asserted Mr. Baynes. FRENCH LOAN EXTENDED. PARIS, Feb. 9.?Spain haa agreed to defer for one year the payment of the French debt of 450,000.000 pesetas now due hor, according to the Matin, which denies France has asked for a new loan of 100,000,000 pesetas. There Is No Substitute for Butter ? Butter produce* heat and energy; It is the digested portion of your food that counts in body building. Ninety-eight per cent of the butter eaten Is taken Into the body and dt gested, with only two per cent waste Butter is NOT a luxury?it is a food and the body needs it. It is poor economy to use the so-called substitutes, for that is merely taking food away from the table. Ask Your Grocer For Blue Ribbon Butter Identify it by the Blue Ribbon on the Carton WILSON & ROGERS WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS 219 TENTH ST. N. W. MAIN 9798. naiifiiiiifiiiiiiiiiwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiKiiiifiimiiiuniiiiiiMii FLORIDA Is Calling You Calling" you from the cold and frost, from the daily routine, to its congenial hospitality and the wel coming out-of-door life?calling you to its manifold sports and pastimes, its smooth sandy beaches over which the exhflarating billows tumble and break?to its sunny golf courses where the zest of competition awaits you ? to its broad bays and hidden streams where game fish challenge the sportsman?to the famous resorts where worth while people foregather to enjoy America's Winter Playground. AHiM.il>> Winter F.xrnradon F?i?? to Rnorti la the Snath eve offered by the United 8tst*s Railroad Administration. For Ferae, Schedules, Service, Map* of Booklet, "Ploride end Southern Winter Resorts," apply to or write neareet Consolidated Ticket Office or - ? ? ? imi ^ t ? ?United-States RAiLaau) Ai?flNmiMULH? Trevel H*reee TwrfSiren TrenOimai ? Treves art ettae 1?t Ubart j Street Ml HaalVy *iM(m CMeegs Mew Yerk AtkeU HOPE FOR YANK Congress Preparing to Let Soldier Legislation "Slide" For Present Cougreaa Is preparing to lat sol dier l>onus legislation "slide for the present session, and unlaaa ex-aarv Ice u?eu and their organisations put i>ep" and a lot of it. behind their plea.' they will get no more than promises and resolutions of thanks For many long month*, while the cost of living has been soaring high er and higher, ei-servloe men have been patiently waiting for a fulfill ment of promises that the world war veteran would be generoualy and rightfully rewarded by this Con gress. Kills Uest la Pate. But many Congreeamsn believe Uncle Bam is In no financial shape te add to the original MO bonua. There is a bare poestblllty that leg islation after the fashion of long-time loans to e*-serrtce man win receive favorable conslderatlea. but It la re mote. Klghty bills, representing almoet us many plans for rewarding wor d war veterans, are reposing peacefully In Congress, distributed among sev eral committees. The first measure offered during the Sixty-sixth Congress was the Hon dell bill, fathered by Majority Leader Frank W. Mondell. There were pro tracted and expensive hearings on this bin. It was put to sleep, and, la spite of periodic proddlngs. It haa not been brought back to life. Vettrau Killed Meeewre. The veterans themselves killed the Mondell bill, which, 1*1 the main, of fered abandoned farms and undevel oped swampa to the ex-flghtera. It was merely another "back to the farm" movement, which failed to prove popular. . IThere followed all sorts of soldier bills. There were bills to give the soldier a bonus equal to the differ ence between the sum he received In the service, and the sum he would have received had he remained In civil life. Other bllla carried six months' pay. Others would give long-time loans at low Interest. A popular bill?for a time?was that to give the ooldlers Government bond*. Last week Congressman Os borne of California offered a soldier bond bill In the House. Jt would cost approximately *1.500.000.000 to carry out the provisions of this measure. The lant bill offered In the House is that by Congressman Frederick N. Zlhlman of Maryland. It would give to each soldier *20 per month for each month's actual service. In addi tion to the $00 bonus already paid him. Cast Mare TkM War.' Should Congress act favorably on all soldier bills now pending. It would take aagf?ere fTW $25,000,000,060 to $50j00j5ebi0l0? to'^haeet the appro priations, or about twice the cost of the war. Since they involve no expenditure of moneys, about the only thing Cno gress has done for the rank and file of world war veterans has been to pass resolutions of thanks and sus pend some of the restrictions in filing claims for homestead lands. The Sweet bill, whleh materially Increased compensation to wounded men, under the war risk insurance act. Is practically the only measure of Importance involving the gift of money to service men that ha* been sent to the White House. Veterans are given civil service preference by another measure, which has passed both houses. Another gives defendents of those killed In the war six months' pay. The Oronna bill to give all ex service men one year's extra pay would require an appropriation of nearly $2,000,000,000. the War Depart ment figures. The Wisconsin delegation haa In troduced blUs to give each man $30 for ?very month in service. This bill would require more than $1,000,000, 000. May Get Ttaski. With the present economy drive continuing. It appears that the very most ex-service men can expect In the near future is the thanks of Congress and generous promises In the party platforms to be made next summer. Service men and their respective organizations, Including the Ameri can Legion, have gTeatly advanced their chances by refraining from ask ing Congress for a bonua, according to leaders in both housea, who have expressed approval of the restraint which the ex-service men ara display ing. . Both parties agree that the men wounded In the world war should be generously rewarded and cared for. They point to the War Risk Insur ance and work of the Educational Bureau aa being practical efforts looking to this end. Economy advocates m Congress point out that $10.000.000,000-haa been asked to run the Oovernment during the fiscal year ending Jane *0, 1020. Congress Is fully aware of the fact that the Income from all sources will be only $<1,000,000,000. Orders have rone out to committees to cut appro priations $1,000,000,000. There atill remain* a $3,000,000,000 deficit. Whero is It going to come fromT fan Three Bllllm I>?iHt With a $3,000,000,000 dafloib?the amount of a huge loan- staring Con gress In the face, no legislation In volving the expenditures that all aol dler bonus hills so far offered would Involve has any show. Majority leader Mondell, In an ad dre** before the House on Friday laat painted a dismal picture of the fn ture financial situation. Hs pleaded with the Honse to apply the "aeld test of necessity" to every propoaal for more expenditures. Republican leaders are armed with a (nod alibi. If setns sort of soldier isglslatlon is not forthcoming. They will "psss the back" to the American Legion. "We have pleaded with ths soldiers to guide Congress snd help ns report nut the kind of legislation they want." ?ays one Republican leadsr. "To data, they have failed. We art nail ing on the soldiers. We do not know what they want, and It Is their fault If Congrsss falls to provide for them." Believes Few Waa? Another Republican view Is that few soldiers actually wants a bonus. Thay believe that, after a time, the ?sidles* will sawta fwrwavd la the same spirit they went Into ths m?rw Ice. aad eayi "Beeawae af the eendl n Uot ?( tki Ballon* Iudom. and kt 1 ?MM 94 1^4 Itel bu (?Utf?i4 lUa war, w* do uot lM llw# It wIm far Om|i?m to furtbei kardaa the )u-p*fir with auldlar laglalatluu." Ttaia i>|Hnlin alaa la *harad bjr luaajr UaiKiaU. ? a*aHnall?a I>*amcraL wba baa give aeidlar legiaiaUaa muak UMMtakt. lakat tka p?*iil?u thai It W too early far Canfraaa la k?|li bulldla* a# analbar Lu|? p*a?lra fund. It II eertala thai la tha year* to cow* titara will be a i>i>aUUa> of tha elvU war pen*koa aritaaj that pauaiwua will be paid vataru* ?f tha late wair, aad that tha lougar Oau iraaa ataya elf aucb Uglalatieu tha belter. mi mm raariaaa Caalaf. Una af tha baat Informad minority members aald yesterday that ha ex? peeled to live to aaa tha day "whan Congreee will Mnytllf appropriate tl.UOO.OOO.IMM far a penaiou fund far vataraoa of tha lata war." Craatlon of tha War Klak Inaur auce Bureau contemplated doing away with tha pension system. In ao far aa tha world war waa concerned. Ther? alraady ara Indication* that, with the falling off of War Klak bene flclarlaa, tha demand for a penal on will become mora insistent. Politic* will do tha rest. There la mora or laaa suspense In both partlee ovar aoldlar legislation. The majority hopaa to delay action until a flittering program for sol dlara can ba written i*to lha party platform next summer. Tha major ity, would. In turn, write a *1 in liar plank Into Ita platform and have con siderable to aay about the failure of the Republican majority to "come clean" with the aoldlera. It would be good campaign material for the Re publlcana. but far better material for the Democrats. Soldier* Hart Owa Caaae. The cauae of the aoldler haa been Injured by the tactlca adopted by aome ex-service men, or rather thoae claim ing to be ex-eervice men. It la rather hard for membera of CongTeaa to underatand why thoy have been receiving ao many anony moua communication* demanding aol dler bonua leglalatjon. "If a aoldler wanta auch legislation, why doea he withhold hi* name?" they aak. In aome case*, the anonymoua com munication* are Inaultlng and ob scene. They threaten the member wtlh defeat In the next election; they order him to lay aside all other af falra and put through bonua bills, and aome are more or leaa personal and Impudent. Such methoda have not helped the aoldler cause. The majority of plana for reward ing ex-aervlce man aeera to come from the West. One of the latest la that proposed by the Wyoming Wool Grow ers' Association. , Wool Giuiaaia lava Pka. If. L. Bishop, of Caapar. Wjra, came to Washington last week with tn structlonu from tha wool growera to have CongTeaa put through a bill giv ing eachv ex-aervlce man a scrap of paper th^t would entitle Mm to a free homestead right In any State In which there are Government lands. Such a course, Mr. Bishop points out, was followed Immediately after the civil war. His aaaociatlon wanta the "scraps of paper" to be transfer able, ao that in the event tha ex aervlce man doea not wlah to l|va on a homestead of 840 acres, he may aell it In tha first place, there la not enough Idle acreatre in America to comply with the proTialona of auch a measure. In the aecond place. It would merely result In an orgy of real eatate speculation, House mem bera explain. But the wool growers Insist that Uncle Sam la equal to anything, and therefore this plan must be adopted. There are oth?r organizations. East and Weat, m6*tly from the latter di rection. just as insistent that their plans, equally as Impracticable, be adopted. <7p To Csivfatlms. In the last analyals, it looks aa if the entire matter la up to the two national conventions. Both conven tions win vie with each other to In sert the moat attractive plank In their platforms to get the soldier vote. There are members of the Houae? good politicians they are too?who do not believe the soldier vote w*ll be a factor in the coming elections. It is a case of/'like father, like ?on." they say. "We once tried to regard the labor vote as a solid vote, but experience has taught ua that the labor vote win not stick together," one Republican leader said. "It will be the same thing In the matter of the aol?ler vote and the woman's rote," he added confidently. Such Is the outlook for soldier legislation. Only another solid front and a heavy barrage from the ex service men will change the present temper of Congress, and put aoldler legislation "over the top." A COLD RELIEVER FOR FIFTY YEARS Dr. King's New - Discovery has a successful record of half a century. TrMlC-TRnro for more than fifty years and today at the lenlth of Ita ponplarltyl When you thing of that, you are hound to he convinced that Dr. King's New Discovery doea exactly what It la meant to do?aoothes cough-raw thrnata. oongestion-tormented chests, loosens phlegm-pack, and breaks the most obatlnate cold and grippe at taok. Dr. Ktwg*a Is safe for your oold. for your mother's cold, for the kid die's cold, ootigh, croup. leaves no disagreeable after-effects. 10 centa a bottle at your drugglat'a. Bowels Act Sluggish? Irregular howela often reault In serloua aickness and disorders of the liver and stemaeh, Mnke them act as they should with Dr. King's New I/lfe Pllla. Keen the liver active? the system free from waste, SB centa a bottle. |head7Y>xNeu ACMES UA RAL FLU V GIA A'jK row A K TADlCTSI Coughs Crow Better awpridmly anon, throat Inflammation disap pear*. MMkl I* relieved and throat tick ling stopa, when you u*e reliable, thne-taated P ISO'S LANSBURGH & BROTHER 8TVRB HOURS. 0:1* A. M l. 4 P. M. j Editorial THINKING Kvlrr Uvufbt marks ? llaa ou your brail, Th? more j ju tbluk it. lb* more you sink IL Tblak (b? i*im Ihliw ?ftw iouhcIi ud It ?veatually l>? uiu< a ? iruuvis an luatlnct whan guod think ma; cImd thinking, efficient thinking beuumea a hab it. It automatically leada to good work, clean living and elfl ? lent methoda. Hucceaa la a cjonalatent, perslal ent mental attitude. - Let ua get aona Rood tboughta In our (uiod. Why look upon thte Ufa aa a vale of taaraT it la a valla* of bope. Why marvel over the ao-callod myeter lea of Ufa whan m many lna tractive and Intereatins faota are at hand? Why ltva In the world when It la much more qanvenlent and much more com. fortable to live with the world T Why quarrel ovrr creed when the eternal obligation la all sum med up In the Golden Rule? "Whitethorne" Sheets Show No ID Effects From Because of their serviceable qualities "Whitethorne" Sheets are to be found here in a com plete line?they should appeal to avery housewife, rooming house and hotel owner. They are made of selected yards, durably woven, heavy-weight, hand torn and have a three inch hem. In widths and lengths suitable for beds of all kinds. 8IZE. PRICK. 64x?0 Inches s.. Clitl inchea * Uf <DCn9l...e J . ItOT mM inches. 72x99 Inches. 81x10 Inches 3.40 SI *99 inchea IM 81x108 inches... *.?? 90x99 Inchea......... 90x101 inches First Piter?laiatarsk A For Over Half a Century ? uLansburgh & Bro. for Silks." The Silk o' Springtime To all who are planning their spring wardrobe, this display of silks will present opportunities of striking interest. Radiant wth color, displaying charming new pat terns and weaves?they predict a season of unusual gayety?best of all these are specially priced. $4.25 Black Dress Satin, $3.49 40 inches wide. Soft draping finish. Superior quality dress weight. $3.50 Silk Crepe de Chine, $3.19 40 inchs wide. Good weight. Full crepe weave. Light and dark shades. $2.50 Damaskette Brocades $1.98 36 inches wide. Por rich linings. Light and dark grounds. New Spring Foulards, $4.00 40 .Inches wide. Nothing can take the place of a foulard dress in a ? woman's spring wardrobe. In popular scroll and con ventional designs. $0.00 Navy & Black Char me use, $4.98 40 inches wide. Soft supple quality, rich lustrous finish. $2.50 All Silk Japanese Pongee, $1.98 33 inches wide. This pongee comes hi the natural color. Splendid for men's shirts and women's dresses. $6.00 Navy Satin Crepe and Satin America, $4.69 40 inches wide. This handsome satin b particularly adapted fbr spring wear. $3.25 and $3.50 Colored Dress Satin, $2.69 36 inches wide. The soft lustrous fin ish makes it very desirable, good dress weight. All shades both light and dark. Plenty of the wanted navy blue. $3.50 Washable Satin, $2.98 36 inches, wide. Soft lustrous, extra ?good quality for women's blouses and un derwear. Pink, flesh, ceil and white. Third Wear Uwfc?> * Bro. % A Most Extraordinary Sale of i Oil Opaque Window Shades $1 each (A $2.50 Value) Contractors and homeowners should not overlook this opportunity?made possible only through our foresight in early buying. A real hand-made oil opaque shade?made and hung in any width up to 3 ft and 6 in. -wideb and 6 ft cut; mounted on a guaranteed "Hartshorn" wood spring roller, with crochet rinf pUll. In three of the most desirable colors. . m | r L_ Olive Green?Tan?Dark Green. fNid fl?r Liaifcifit 4 Bi%. ?###. Millinery Modes of the Moment Are Here in the French Salon Washington women can find the same beautiful Spring Hats that are now being shown in the lead ing New York shops. Hie variety- is truly complete?clever new con nections in bright hued colon, or the subdued black and navy blue. In straws or combination of straw with flowers, fruit, glossy cellophane, cire ribbon, etc. Come and see them. Priced from? *$12.50 to $40 Seeaad Fleer?l.a . A Special Sale of Fine Art Goods The Art Dept. is celebrating the opening of a new and enlarged section, now on the fifth floor, directly in front of the elevators. Women will lfce this new arrangement for it is so conveniently arranged and well lighted. New goods will be found in a plentiful supply, and they will prove a .source of inspiration to women with deft fingers. Com petent instructors in attendance will teach all the new stitches. 1 y : A These Specials for Tuesday $4.50 Brocaded Desk Sets, $3.00 Attractive desk sets in rose and blue. Set consists of four pieces?stationery and pen rack, ink well and blotter; all finished off with gold binding. This special price for Tuesday only. , ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS? Odds and ends. Used for din ing and living room decora tions; will- be sold at just one half price. CRETEONNE L A U N DRY BAGS?Good size, finished with draw string; regular 75c value. Special, 49c. WHITE SCARPS?48-inch size; trimmed all around wRh fine, rich lace; a 75e value. Special, 49e. WHITE ROUND CENTERS ?27-inch size; for dining room tables; trimmed with dainty lace edge. Special, each, 49c. fifth FImt?4t Bro. "Old Favorites" as Well as the "New Ones" Are to Be Found in the New Displays of White and Colored Wash Fabrics V Wash Fabrics assume a new dignity this season?Fashion books and fashion folks have accepted them, because of their practicability and serviceability. We have just the materials that are most in demand for Spring and Summer weaT in great variety; assortments seldom equaled In this store's fine Wash Goods business. $1.25 Imported Lingerie Batiste, ? Yard $1.00. # Superior fine sheer quality Batiste, 45 inches wide. Permanent mercerised fin ish, in pink, flesh, blue, mais and white. Special, yard, $1.00. Printed Voiles, 50c to $2.00 Yard. New ones being received every day in the best grades. Printed in the up-to-date style on plain and silk stripe grounds. In many color combinations. 38 to 40 inchea wide. Special. 50c to $2.00 a yard. $1.00 White Swisses, Fancy Voiles and Dimities, Yd. 75c. Choice of a large assortment of many pretty designs, such as stripes, choeks. plaids, Hot* and some plaia fabrics. Real value $1.00. Special, yard, T5c. $7.00 Longcloth, Piece $5.00 One ease 60 pieces English Lonrcleth. Full 36 inches wide, 10 yards to the piece. Soft chamois finish for machine sewing. Special, piece, $5.00. Nainsook, Piece $5.98. Pink and white and <dll R6 inches wide. 1? yards to the piece. Soft per manent silk flniah, for nice undergar merits. Special, piece, $5.0*. White Percales, Yard 50c. 86-inch White Percale, Belfast linen finish. Very fino for waists, house dresses, uniforms, etc. Special, yard, 50c. White Dimity Checks, Yd. 37>/2c, 28-inch White Dimity Cheeks. Shier goality in several styles desirable for making waists, dresses, aprons, etc. Silk Finish Foulard, 49c Yard 36-lneh Silk-finish Foulards, gronnda white with stripe and figures of black. Special, yard. 40c. St. Gait Embroidered Dotted Swiss, Yard $1.75 81 inches wide. St. Gall Embroidered Dotted Swiss. Very fine sheer grade made in Switzerland. Full line of shade, fast colors. Light blue, pink, mais, nile, orchid, salmon, old rose, helio, Copen and saxe hines. Also white and black. The latest fabric for making wainta, dresses, etc. Special, yard, $1.75. White Lingerie Nainsook, Yd. 50c. 40-inch White l.ingerie Nainsook, good weight; silk finish for fine undergarments. While lot lasts, special at, yard, SOe.