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i Clothing of Smut's Forces Torn
to Shreds in Thornbush
Jungle Fighting.
Uny Member« of Destroyed German
Cruiser Koenigsberg*« Crew Killed
or Captured—Armored Car« the
Joy of the Army.
Cape Town.—Because of the diver
sity of its units—Britons from the
homeland, South African British, Bo
East Indians, and South African
itlves—General Smuts' expedition in
erman East Africa is known popu
irly as the ragtime army. The ragged
iy would be an even more appro
bate designation, for mostly it is
ide up of men whose clothing is in
Otters. This is not due to the wear
ad tear Incidental to a rapid trek of
pward of a thousand miles, .fighting
I good part of the way, which many
the regiments have to their credit,
much as to the fact that to get at
enemy the men frequently have to
eak by main force through jungles
thick thornbush, which tear their
ing to shreds and scratch their
ies from head to foot, so that on
erging they generally present the
mce of being horribly wounded
not a bullet has touched them.
4ttle things like that, with marches
ag from two o'clock in the morn
t at which time the columns when
tlcable set out, until six o'clock in
evening, without a drink of water
lie way, and often to go into action
ist machine-gun fire before rest
in no wise affect the spirit of the
s. There is splendid rivalry among
vhite and colored regiments, in
mce as well as in fighting. A
feels keenly disgraced if his
falls him and he is compelled
11 out, so if he is stricken with
I he keeps right on with his com
and tries to joke and sweat it
his system. The result is that
Lgged army is made up of men
Iterally vure as hard as nails—
Igile, powerful fellows, dear of
all skin and muscle.
Lrmored Car« Th«lr Joy.
Lrmored Car« Th«lr Joy.
joy of the army is the armored
value of these machines
by naval crews cannot be es
They have saved hundreds
from being killed and thou
belng wounded. They can
lie enemy's machine guns with
when ordinary methods would
^tile as they would be costly in
which offers such extraor
acillties for concealment An
|lon in point is furnished in ac
the operations of one of Gen
Deventer's columns recently
in driving the Germans out
ltory north of the Mahenge
where they are now kraaled.
irsult took the column into a
pt» «i most admirably adapted
j purpose of a trap. As was
the Germans had not failed
advantage of the opportunity
stand. The road led through
Into a narrow nek in a horse
Igh wooded hills from which
fch of the inclosed space was
The armored cars, one
[e, went on toward the nek
infantry deployed to right
[of the hills and began the
Jo thing happened for awhile.
Carr mm I« *
., . Carranza of Mexico.
Not a sign of the enemy was in evi
dence and the cars came to a halt in
open ground. Immediately they were
showered with machine gun bullets
from all directions.
They had accomplished their pur
pose of drawing the enemy's fire, but
while the lead pattered on the cars it
was impossible to discover whence it
came. Finally the leading car went
on and turned into an abandoned na
tive camp, still foUowed by the deadly
stream of lead. The sharp-eyed ob
server at last noticed a peculiar move
ment of leaves on a ridge. The guns
were turned on the spot, and in a jiffy
an enemy machine-gun company was
put out of business. The combined
guns of the car then peppered the
ridges systematicaUy, and by nightfall
the infantry was in possession of the
northern slopes. During the night the
enemy retreated southward, and, when
"v.. i
The czarevitch of Russia, who may one day be chief of the largest army
In the world, 1« here shown in his latest photograph studying a war map
under the guidance of a distinguished officer.
886,0110 WOMEN
British Government Appreciates
Efforts Put Forth by
Gentler Sex.
Scarcely a Trade But What Ha« It«
Female Employee« — They Are
Even Replacing Men in Build
ing, Mining and Quarrying,
London.—The far-reaching effect on
the Industrial and commercial situa
tion caused by the formation of an
army of almost five million men can
not be underestimated, and the gov
eminent was not long In realizing the
vital importance of maintaining the
output of article* required for the war
and export trade. The wonderful ef
forts accomplished by the women of
Great Britain In taking the places of
men who have joined the colors are
known In a general way to the Ameri
can public, but It Is impossible, with
out living in England, to form an ac
curate Impression of the extent to
which the women have answered the
Special efforts are now being made
by the British government to give to
the world a more adequate knowledge
of the success attained by women In
nearly all branches of men's work.
According to official statistics which
have Just been Issued by the war office
860,000 women and girls have stepped
forward to take the places of men In
various occupations. This figure does
not Include domestic service or em
ployment in the millinery or dress
making trade, nor does it comprise the
women who have taken so active a
part in Red Cross work since the be
ginning of the war. The latter alone
Include more than 27,000.
Women Munition Workers.
A very large proportion of the total
mentioned Is, of course, due to the ad
vent of the woman munition worker,
and while It is «ölte true that many
of these women are not, strictly speak
ing, the places of men, It Is
nevertheless an undeniable fact that
they are doing what before the war
was regarded as strictly men's work.
Monition work, however, to only a part
of women's Industrial activity.
A high authority of the British gov
ernment, to whom the Sun to Indebted
for these facts, to authority for the
statement that there are very few in
dustries or occupations in which tile
number of women has not Increased.
There are few in which some direct
substitution of female for male labor
bas not taken place. The chief in
stances of declice^ln numbers of wom
en employed are domestic service and
employment in small dressmaking
this was discovered, the cars and
mounted scouts went after them. The
scouts happened unexpectedly upon a
party of mounted Germans in a clear
ing, rode into them at full speed and
pulled them off their horses.
Airplanes and Motorcycles.
In addition to the armored cars,
most of the columns are outfitted with
airplanes and a cyclist corps, which
also have rendered invaluable service.
The Indian mountain batteries, which
are worked with incredible speed and
accuracy by their crews, are the ad
miration of the army.
Little by little the entire comple
ment of the German cruiser Koenigs
berg, destroyed by Admiral King-Hall
in the Ruflji river on July 11, 1915, is
being killed or captured. Many have
been taken in the northern operations,
and reports from General Northey,
whose columns are closing in from the
south, show that in the advance on
and capture of Malangall a petty of
ficer and four sailors were taken, to
gether with a 4.2-inch field howitzer
that had been worked by gunners from
the Koenigsberg.
Other important Industries which
show a numerical decline are laundry
work, dressmaking, confectionery,
printing and bookbinding, linen, lace
and silk, but In all these groups some
women are directly replacing men, and
In many Individual firms In these and
other groups a decline In the number
of women simply means that some of
the women have left to go to men's
work and have not been replaced.
In Every Trade.
Women are directly replacing mev
(only In comparatively small numbers)
even in building, mining and quarry
ing. They are replacing them in con
siderable number In most of the metal
industries, though not on the main
processes In iron and steel works. In
the cotton trade no less than 25,000
females are returned as directly re
placing males, though in other textile
Industries (except hosiery) progress
has been less marked.
In the food trades there have been
very Interesting cases of substitution.
In grain milling the number of women
and girls employed has risen since
July, 1914, from 2,000 to 6,000; la
sogar refining, from 1,000 to 2,000, and
In brewing, from 8,000 to 18,000; the
increase In these trades to almost en
tirely dne to the direct replacement of
men by women.
* Women are also doing men's work to
an appreciable degree In tanning and
leather working, sawmilling and wood
working, glass, china, earthenware and
One of the moat striking new devel
opments is the Introduction of women
clerks into banks and financial houses.
In agriculture the process of substi
tution made slow progress during the
first 18 months of the war, but an ac
celeration to now noticeable. Besides
the regular women workers there to a
large increase In the number of fruit
pickers, harvesters and other casuals.
Railway employment furnishes a
particularly interesting series of ex
periments in woman labor. Before the
war the British railway companies on
ly employed about 11,000 women—
clerks, cleaners, attendants, etc. Ap
proximately 88,000 are now employed.
The kind and amount of substitution
carried out varies from one railway
company to another. One has in
creased the number of Its women
clerks from 70 to 1,526, and employs
also 18 women ticket collectors, 186
carriage cleaners, 55 engine cleaners
and 454 porters. Another, with nei
ther women ticket collectors nor port
ers, has 480 women carriage cleaners,
475 engine cleaners, 226 laborers in
the workshops and 87 other women la
borers. Yet another, with no women
engine cleaners or laborers, has 142
ticket collectors.
Bath Towel Is Counterfeit
Chicago.—A Turkish towel, a replica
of a five-dollar bill, which had been on
exhibition in a local saloon, has be«»
confiscated by government secret serv
ice operatives. The towel, 8 feet 9
Inches long and 1 foot 10 Inches wide,
contains all of the coloring, figures and
serial numbers of a piece of currency,
all woven into it
One of the bartenders, it was assert
ed, purchased it in South America.
romnnrr.nn.6r nr "'CUM rtiwnn* jmueraf
Monday for wealth,
Tuesday for health,
Wednesday the best day of all;
Thursday for crosses,
Friday for losses,
Saturday no luck at all.
Ail successful courtships lead to the
altar. The courtship is the greatest
event that can oc
cur in a woman's
life. From the
hour the wedding
day is set, anxiety
centers around
the correct way to
conduct the cere
mony. All women
adore and dream
of a church wed
ding. Wednesday
is the best day.
High noon or four
in the afternoon,
the best hour.
The bride's bou
quet should be
white. Orange
blossoms are not
always obtainable
White orchids or white roses are next
best choice. The bride's gown is of
white silk. She must have a beautiful
complexion to wear lustrous, white
satin. Nothing brings out all facial
blemishes so relentlessly. The tulle
veil should be worn over the face be
fore the ceremony and thrown back af-1
terward. This is the only correct rule,
not withstanding deviations from It.
The bridegroom at an evening wed
ding wears evening clothes. At an af
ternoon one, he wears trousers of in
conspicuous pattern, but not black, a
black frock coat and waistcoat, a white
four-in-hand necktie, pearl-gray gloves
and a boutonniere.
The wedding party, with the excep- ing
tion of the bridegroom and his best
man, assembles in the vestibule at the dent
entrance to the church. Bridegroom
and best man advance from a room off I
the chancel to the altar, awaiting there an
the coming of the bride. Ushers, two ing
by two, walk first, followed by the I
bridesmaids two by two, the maid of I
honor walking alone behind the brides
maids and In front of the bride. The
bride leaning on the arm of her father, At
or whoever to to give her away, brings
up the rear. When the party reaches the e
lower step of the altar, it halts, the the
bridegroom steps forward and leads
the bride by the hand to her place. I
Ushers file to the left, the brides
maids to the right. The best man, the
maid of hoftor and the father stand 1
slightly to the rear. The maid of hon
!or holds the bride's bouquet The best
man produces the ring at the critical
moment The maid of honor arranges
the bride's veil at the altar. Instead bIg
of removing the glove at the altar, a to
slit should have been made in the third j
finger of the glove for the left hand to
enable it to be turned aside that the
wedding ring can be slipped on the
finger. The maid of honor adjusts the
finger of the glove, handing the bride a
the bouquet. The procession is re
versed in leaving the church, the bride
and bridegroom leading, the maid of I ,
honor next, the bridesmaids following,
the best man with the bride's father j
coming after and the ushers last. The
bride's family pay all expenses of the
wedding except the clergyman's fee. |
All that in the past was sad
Should be forgotten, burled deep,
An* only what was bright and good
Should in our remembrance keep.
Too m., thtak girt, don't cm,, bor-1
rowrf Ob! bnt they do. Tbo
ring, of her friends always loot prêt
tteTto her then her own do. Crnye
them? Of course she does. Youths |
and maidens seem to have a penchant
for wearing each other's rings awhile.
It seems innocent enough, yet much
mischief may result from it. A youth
wearing his mother'« or sister s ring
may loan it to a girl for a while, |
though she may have none to loan him
In exchange. If she becomes intense -1
ly enamored with it, it often seems an
act of cruelty to insist upon her re
turning it this year, next year, perhaps
never. Then, again, there is such a j
possibility as losing a ring which is val
ued by a young man as a keepsake.
Its loss cannot be replaced.
Hard feelings spring up which can
not be outlived ln a lifetime. This, al
so holds good among girl friends.
When they loan each other thdr val
ued trinkets it should always be with
the understanding that if damage or
loss is the result no blame will be at
tached. All girls are not care u o
their own Jewelry. How can they ex
Pcct t° bewiththe ^onging8of«m
other? One girl may be more than
careful of her pretty Jeweled ring, ;.
treatlng it with the utmost loving car<^
^'ht >l *ri eii ^
nothing of plunging ber^d^m it
on in a cold cream jar or trying to cut
an initial in a window pane to see if I
the stone is a real diamond or thought
lessiy pull it off with her glove. The
bracelet watch which some girls are
eager to borrow from friends who are
lucky enough to have them, usually
comes in for its share of mishaps. The
clasp may become loose, the watch fall
to the floor and away goes the main
B p ring
j Girls do not mean to be careless with [
the belongings of another, but usa al
ly some unexpected mishap befalls the
borrowed article. This causes a rift
in friendship's lute.
Parents of girls should impress upon
them that they should be too proud to
borrow jewelry, even though they have
none of their own, and too wise to lend
it. It's a foolish custom at the best.
The girl who is a jewelry borrower is
ofttimes the terror of her friends. Her
visits keep them in constant fear.
They are reticent about donning their
pretty things when she is around. She
may not know It, but her companions
are loth to invite her to affairs. If
one has a pretty wrap and the other
a fetching Tam-o'-Shanter cap, a scarf
or a muff, they are certain she will
want to borrow while they are new
and fresh, getting the best wear out
of them. She has to be appealed to
many times 'ere she reluctantly re
turns them to their owners.
The borrower has no wrongful in
tent. She simply contracts the habit,
and it spreads from a finger ring to
anything and everything that is port
able. There are girls who actually
borrow another girl's home to hold a
dance in. Don't lend such a girl your
beau unless you don't care whether or
not she keep him for all time.
While love has dally perils such
As none foresee and none control.
And hearts are strong so that one touch
Careless or rough may jar the whola.
A soft-spoken, overpollte man is
sure to appeal to the geaeral run of
women. There is flattery in his gaze.
He has a way of clasping a woman's
hand, lingeringly, that stirs the blood
in her veins and brings the color to
her cheeks, giving her tactitly to un*
derstand that she possesses more in
terest for him than any other woman
in the world. Ev^ry sentence he whis
pers in her ear contains covert mean
ings. For a time this pleases woman
kind. Gradually, however, it ecotnes
an old story. Instead of continuing to
admire the overpolite man she becomes
conscious after a while that he is ac
tnally silly. He lacks the manliness
of other men. In fact, she concludes
that he's altogether too sweet to be
Even the most polite men nevei
carry politeness to the point of mak
ing themselves ludicrous. A young
woman told me this story of the inci
dent which helped her to choose a hus
band from between two ardent lovers,
each of whom would not take no for
an answer. She had been entertain*
ing both In the parlor one winter eve
I hing. One was a sweet, suave young
I man, who never forgot the habit of
smiling. The other was a plain young
business man, with no frills about him.
At a lull in the conversation she was
heartily glad to hear her little broth
e r's voice pipe out in the hall, "Open
the door, Nell, I want to come in."
Both men sprang to their fèêt. Th«
I overgracious 1 jver stepped to her side,
murmuring softly, "May I not have the
pleasure of performing the service of
1 opening the door for this tiny, lily
white hand)" In the meantime, the
other young man had strode to the
door, flying It open, and caught the
youngster in his arms, hoisting him to
bIg shoulder, bearing him triumphantly
to his sister and depositing him in her
j ap The difference between the two
men struck her forcibly. She mar
ried ^ man who Jumped to accom
pUsb things without ado.
Graciousness and sweet words are
a jj very we n i Q courtship's beginning,
have a fashion of wearing
away goldplate, usually disclos
I , ng brass beneath the polish. The
ove rpolite lover seldom makes the
j dndeBb 0 r most considerate husband,
bluff, outspoken man is more
often tban not a diamond In the
| roQglL He doesn't make so much pre
tentions as to the tenderness of his
love. He believes a woman should
tab» that for granted. With him, it to
his deeds that count, not soft prom
ises. The soft-spoken genius does not
take very well or get far with men.
Ho 1. ot tto du. ttot rn.lt«. dnpe. rt
worn». Ttw; ■»*» «ta £i «<£•>'*
gennlne to hie beerte .
[» tmnnturt corn» down to bl. rogn
| lar *ait all in good time.

D , amond ta Discovered In Toe of Old
g bo4 Buried In the Back
| yard,
-1 A dlamond lost more than thirty
&n Q j Q ber former homestead In
Harwlcbportt Mass., was recently
fQund ln the tM of aQ old ghoe bur ied
a j ^ ^ yar< ^ and returned to its owner,
Mrs. William F. Willson of Brockton,
says a dispatch from that city to the
Boston Post. The stone is today worth
twice a^much as it was at the time it
disappeared, being now valued at $200,
When Mrs. Willson lost the diamond
^ gearch wftg unavalling and ghe gave
^ bope of recove ring it She moved
frQm jja^icbport to Brockton and
forgot aboQt ^ ^amond. Robert
Nagh whQ now 0CCQple8 the home
formeriy owned by Mre . Willson,
^ ^ ' &rdeQ fiQ old ghoe . ^ it
^ found the dlamond> who se loss had
;. mystery for more than a gen
ev&üon Je at once thought of the
former occupants of the house and
it icated wit h Mrs. Willson, who
if I Identified the gem ,_
A w, ?~7 _ .
"What do you think of Mr. Gasserby,
sixty-five years of age, starting to take
dancing lessons?"
"Poor old fellow !" sighed the tango
"Pathetic, isn't it? '
"Yes. Consider all the years he ha*
[ lived without knowing how to dance l*
Look, Mother! If tongue i*
coated, give "California
Syru p of Fi gs."
Children love this "fruit laxative,*»
and nothing else cleanses the tende*
stomach, liver and bowels so nicely.
A child simply will not stop playing
to empty the bowels, and the result is
they become tightly clogged with
waste, liver gets sluggish, stomach
sours, then your little one become#
cross, half-sick, feverish, don't eat,
sleep or act naturally, breath is bad,
system full of cold, has sore throat,
stomach-ache or diarrhea. Listen,
Mother ! See if tongue Is coated, then
give a teaspoonful of "California
Syrup of Figs," and in a few hours all
the constipated waste, sour bile and
undigested food passes out of the sys
tem, and you have a well child again.
Millions of mothers give "California^
Syrup of Figs" because It is perfectly
harmless ; children love It, and it nev
er fails to act on the stomach, liver
and bowels.
Ask at the store for a 50-eent bottld
of "California Syrup of Figs," which
has full directions for babies, children .
of all ages and for grown-ups plainly
printed on the bottle. Adv.
Rear Guard Removed.
Doris was rather backward in he*
studies. One day when her father
was inquiring into her standing at
school she admitted that she was low*
est in her class.
"Why, Doris, I am ashamed of yon t*
her mother exclaimed. "Why don't
you study harder and try to get awajf
from the foot of the class?"
"It Isn't my fault," Doris replied IB
tones of Injured Innocence. "The lit
tle girl who has always been at thn
foot has left school."
No foolishness! Lift your aorns
and calluses off with fing«i»—
It's like magicl
Sore corns, hard corns, soft corns fl#
any kind of a corn, can harmlessl y bj
lifted right out with the fingers if ymt
apply upon the corn a few drops at
freezone, says a Cincinnati authority*
For little cost one can get a small
bottle of freezone at any drug stor%
which will positively rid one's feet «C
every corn or callus without pain.
, This simple drug dries the moment
t is applied and does not even infl
ate the surrounding skin while ap»
plying it or afterwards. ^
This announcement will interest
many of our readers. If your druggist
hasn't any freezone tell him to surely
get a small bottle for you from hit
wholesale drug house.—adv.
Clinched His Assertion.
"Anything new in the show?" asked
the local manager. "Yes," answered
the visiting agent. "The biggest sup
ply of new songs, new faces, nes*
jokes ever shown ln captivity. Just to
show you the trouble we've taken witM
that show, we've been collecting aM
that material for the last ten years."
that material for the last ten years."
Girls! Try Thtol Makes Hair Thick,
Glossy, Fluffy, Beautiful—Mo
Mors Itching Scalp.
Within ten minutes after sa appli
cation of Danderine you cannot find B
«ingle trace of dandruff or falling hats
and your scalp will not itch, but what
will please you most will be after B
few weeks' use, when -you see new
hair, fine and downy at first—yea+-but
really new hair—growing all over tbs
A little Danderine immediately dou
bles the beapty of your hair. No dif
ference how dull, faded, brittle and
scraggy, Just moisten a cloth with
Danderine and carefully draw it
through your hair, taking one small
strand at a time. The effect is amas»
ing—your hair will be light, fluffy and
wavy, and have an appearance at
abundance ; an incomparable luster,
softness and luxuriance.
Get a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton'S
Danderine from any store, and prove
that your hair to as pretty and soft
as any—that it has been neglected o*
Injured by careless treatment—that*»
all—you surely can have beautiful hair
and lots of It If you will Just try a lit
tle Danderine. Adv.
The Toller.
"Does a farmer have to work hard7^
"Yep. But not as bard as the aveç
age person who has to buy what uà
farmers raise."
8»aftan Women Suffered Untold Torture s
but who wants to be a Spartan? Take
"Femenlna" for all female disorder»»
Price 50c and $1.00.—Adv.
In 1917 a half century will have
elapsed since the first discovery if
diamonds in South Africa.
Tor »«d effect«™ Action Dr.
"Deed Shot" ha« no equal. One doae
will clean out Worm« or Tapeworm in/* WW
hour«. Adv._
Do everything reason tells yqib to d«
—unless conscience vetoes 1L

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