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Three Exquisite Daytime Frocks
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The smart woman of today improves
each shining hour of summer by tak
ing lier knitting everywhere she goes,
end by wearing frocks much like those
that help to make the three graces pic
tured above, look so lovable. These
frocks are of a sort to make even the
Jaded millionairess grow Interested,
and everyone else, who knows any
thing about clothes, to grow enthusi
astic. They have everything that we
aspire to In our apparel—simplicity,
atyle, refinement, originality—all with
in the boundaries set by the season's
«nodes, and,they are not out of the
•reach of women of ordinary means.
It Is hard to point out Just what
.gives distinction to a frock as simple
In design as that worn by the girl sit
ting at the left. It lies in the choice
of material, in good hues and in the
wide band of embroidery about the
skirt with its motif repented to finish
-the neck. Khnki-kool, or similar fab
rics, would be a good choice for it,
or some of the heavy weaves In silk or
satin that are supple like those made
for the handsomest sports skirts. The
embroidery is done in the color of the
dress with touches of black or a dark
color introduced. Oyster-shell white,
gray or sand color are good choices for
this dress.
The one-piece tunic dress at the
center appears to be of satin with
«rver-bodlce and apron drape, at the
War-Time Outfit in Summer Shoes
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Just how few pairs of shoes can we
fet along with this summer? That's
the question that women are called
upon to nettle for themselves, now
that wartime economy calls for re
trenchment on all sides. Secretary
McAdoo says he has his shoes half
coled when they need it—and appears
to be proud of it, recommending this
course to every one else. Leaving out
house slippers and evening slippers
that need not come in the reckoning at
all, three pairs of good shoes will see
one through. This will seem an im
possibly slim allowance to the woman
who usually buys from six to twelve
pairs, but three pairs will answer.
There Is no economy in having only
one pair of street shoes, because they
wear much longer and look much bet
ter when two pairs are worn alter
nately. Shoe trees keep them in good
shape when they are not in use and
ore as necessary to shoes ns hangers
are to coats and frocks.
A wartime summer outfit in shoes
might follow the suggestion in the
Croup of three pairs shown in the pic
ture. These do not include shoes
made solely for sportswear, which can
t>e considered beside the question of
«hoes that are Indispensable. All the
shoes pictured are in the best mate
rials and workmanship, which are
matters of real economy In footwear.
They include a pnir of substantial
fclack kid street shoes, a pair of smart
white canvas oxfords and kid pumps
for dress.
The hign boots for street wear have
sensible Cuban heels and moderately
heavy soles. Perforations along all
the seams and at each side of the fac-,
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a
front, of georgette crepe. The two
Umg tnssels nt each side of the apron
are important items in its make-up,
and the sleeves are especially smart,
with deep shaped cuffs. The tunic is
bordered with a braided band—the
braid in the color of the dress and the
neck finished with small, covered but
tons set in a row at ench side. It will
be noticed that a tailored hat is worn
with this daytime frock.
Silk Jersey, for which satin or foul
ard might be substituted, is shown in
the skirt and coatee design at the right
of the picture. The sailor collar and
tunic are finished with embroidered
bands, and they define the sides of the
bodice also. The much-admired cov
ered buttons In precise rows add their
neat charm to this exquisite dress.
All these frocks have wide, crushed
girdles, adjusted easily to the figure
below the waistline, and are worn with
pumps and silk stockings—footwear
that Is in keeping with them.
Millinery Styles.
There are definite characteristics to
be noted in the spring and summer
miillnery and the styles of the season
are almost all charming. There seems.
In fact, to be an obvious dismissal of
weird and freakish shapes and trim
mings, and a firm adherence to those
that are truly attractive and beauti
ful.
ing at the front, give them a hand
some finish and they look altogether
dependable and smart—Just ns women
themselves aspire to look In these
times. White canvas oxfords for wear
with summer street suits nod frocks
are very plain and may be had with
either Cuban or French heels. They
are easily kept clean and are very
durable. Where street shoes will
strike the wrong note and something
more dressy is needed, kid pumps,
similar to those shown in the picture,
will fill nil requirements. They are of
black kid with gray panels, but there
is n great variety of pumps In all-black
and black with colored panels tc
choose from.
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Different Shades of One Color.
The combination of different shades
in the same color is a very Rmart note
in millinery Just now; this Is noticed,
perhaps, most in the tortoise shell col
orings. An attractive small hat of
Milan has an upturned side brim nnd
this is trimmed in a very light shade of
apple-green wheat, which is laid thick
ly about the crown sides and topped by
a row of foliage In the color of the
straw.
Colored Leghorn Sport Hats.
Colored Leghorns make smart sport
hats, some of these beim: faced in a
contrasting color tagel and trimmed by
single strips of tie tugel used on edge
and made into u motif that reaches
from the cowd base to the brim edge.
ONCE ORIENT PRiDE
Old Merv Is Now but a Desolate
Place of Ruin.
Practically Obliterated by the Great
Conqueror, Jhenghiz Khan, Whose
Son Had Fallen in the As
saults on the City.
We passed by New Merv and wont
on to Bairam All, named after one of
the sons of Timur, which is the station
for Old Merv and the demesne of the
Murghal), formerly the property of the
royal, family, Maynard Owen Williams
writes in the Christian Herald. liair
um All resembles the great pyramids
In that it stands between the desert
and the town. Accompanied by the
twenty-year-old commissar, a remark
ably intelligent young Russian upon
whom devolves the task of governing
the district with a decreasing police
force, we visited the various ruins
which mark the spots where the suc
cessive editions of Merv stood. Merv
is mentioned in the Zoroastrian books
of wisdom and, like every ottier old
city, owed its existence to a river—the
Murghab. Seieueus Nika ter once
founded a colony here and for a con
siderable period it was the home of a
large band of Nestorians. But it was
not until the Arabs, to whom modern
civilization owes so much, took charge,
soon after the death of Mohamet, that
Merv became a true metropolis. Huge
dams were erected on the Murghab and
the entire oasis was well watered from
the Irrigating ditches. Merv then ri
valed Bagdud as the greatest,city la
the orient.
Five centuries later, Jhenghl*', Khan,
enraged by the death of his son before
the ramparts of the queen city of the
world, utterly destroyed It The Arabic
writers assert that nearly a million
persons were killed at tlds time. Arabic
writers estimated figures in a typically
freehanded way.
For 200 years Merv was a ruin, but
In the fifteenth century it was rebuilt
and continued to exist until 17Ö5, when
the emir of Bokhara destroyed the
Wonderful dam at Sultan Bent and
thus turned the lovely oasis into a des
ert. Massive as they are, the ruins of
Old Merv are devoid of interest. The
young commissar, In speaking of the
ruins, said, "What sighs and tears
these crumbling walls have cost !"
Three beautiful horses, furnished by
the government and driven by a pic
turesque old coachman in a red shirt
and sash, black vest and white coach
man's hat, whirled us back through the
various sites of ruined cities to the
small town of Balruin All, where a new
system of Irrigation is building up a
new city. Old Merv Is an interesting
proof of the "Sic transit gloria mundl"
phrase, but It was built in "sic transit'
style, of sunbaked bricks. Only a bat
tered mosque, a great convent and sev
erul huge beehive Ice-houses remain
above the scarred plain where great
cities stood.
Shortening Crackers With Corn Oil.
For years cracker bakers have
thought that only animal fat could be
Successfully used as shortening In their
products, it being believed that vege
table fats, such as lard compound,
corn oil and peanut oil would not
make crackers which would keep in
hot weather. For ten months, how
ever, a cracker baking concern in
Terre Haute, Ind., has been making
commercial goods with 13 pounds of
corn oil to the barrel of flour instead
of an equal weight of lard, and also
using 25 per cent rye flour to 75 per
cent wheat.
These goods w»nt through the hot
season last summer without trouble,
thus destroying what was practically
n myth of the cracker-baking trade.
The rye mixture produces a soda
cracker and saltiue in no respect
darker than a straight wheat article,
according to a bulletin of the United
States food administration. Barley
flour is also suitable for cracker bak-<
ing.
Women Also Serve.
While In the larger cities their work
Is not so noticeable, in the smaller
centers of population our women are
slowly but surely taking over the work
of the men who are now- in the army,
navy and other government service.
So far, our women workers have not
taken over the heavier classes of work
found in manufacturing plants, be
cause there are still ample numbers
of men available. However, in plants
where there is much light manufac
turing women are to be found in profu
sion. In stores, hotels and even in
street cars, American women are tak
ing the places of men with the col
ors. Women soda-water dispensers
and elevator runners are now quite
common in most cities.—Scientific
American.
Chain Armor to Protect the Eyes.
An ingenious improvement has re
cently been made to the already famil
iar steel shrapnel helmet in use "over
there," says the Popular Science
Monthly. It Is designed to protect the
eyes and the upper part of the face
from splinters of wood, stone, sand and
metal thrown up by exploding shells.
The new device is merely an adapta
tion« of the chain doors which have
been Introduced into metal, chemical
and glass works in recent years to pro
tect the workers from the heat of the
furnaces and the splashes of molten
material. It consists of a fringe of
separate short lengths of fairly heavy
chain, which effectively arrests the fly
ing particles. On account of its loose
ness, it does not seriously Interfere
with the vision.
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Baseball Should Be Encouraged in
Times of War, Says John Tener
By JOHN K. l'ENER. President oE National League
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Baseball, in common with all other outdoor sports,
in my opinion, should be encouraged in times of war
as well as in times of peace.
Baseball really had its origin during the Civil
war, when soldiers in that great conflict benefited
themselves physically and in spirit by engaging in this
then new game. This was true with the soldiers in
our war with Spain, as it is true with our brave boys
today who have enlisted under the colors and are either
in the camps here or at the front in France. From
the present war England 1ms
' must he given opportunity to
government appropriation that
r the purchase of athletic para
of her army. President Wilson has given
fact has urged the continuance of outdoor
the very inception of
realized that to keep her soldiers fit the
indulge in their favorite sports, and by
country has used a large sum of money f
phernalia for use of the athlei
every encouragement to and i
sports during the war.
I nder the selective draft or conscription act professional baseball
placers are called to tHe service of their country precisely the same as
those in any other profession, vocation or walk in life, and have answered,
and are just as ready to answer the call either by enlistment or draft as
other patriotic citizens; but until that call comes they must, as they
should, continue to earn their livelihood in the profession which gives to
them the greatest compensating return and in which they are most expert.
Many players have enlisted and under the operation of the draft law
baseball has furnished its quota,
e all realize, especially at this hour, the pressing call that is upon
each of us to aid our country in doing all in our power to quickly furnish
men and means to combat the enemy and to insure an early and complete
victor}' to our arms, and this effort will be best sustained by getting into
the open and into the sunshine occasionally and by either witnessing or
participating in outdoor sports to gain that health and vigor and alert
ness of intellect necessary to do well the work that may come to our hand.
Canada for years past has played and accepted baseball almost to tho
exclusion of other summer sports, and has carried the game into England
and, with our own boys, is now' playing it in France, where, in fact, all
the troops of the allied armies engage in playing our national game, which
seems to have in it the very spirit and inspiration that fits the player for
the supreme effort of the soldier,
M hile we must all do our utmost for our country at this time, wo
must also have our hour of recreation, and to recreate the body and
sharpen our senses I know of no better tonic than baseball
Train Women in Poise and Judgment
for Better Government of World
, By MRS. WILL JAM GRANT BROWN
President of Michigan Federation of Club*
I would not have woman usurp man's place in world affairs, but I
would have her reach an equal footing with him. I do not believe the
tight to govern should be entrusted solely to man or entirely to woman.
I would have them divide the right. And by dividing the right they would
arrive at the balanced viewpoint which would be a benefit to humankind.
It would efface from government many, if not all, of the evils that pre
vail. Some man-made laws are perfectly ridiculous, but so would some
woman-made laws be, if she were allowed to build them alone.
W oman's entrance into public life is not so objectionable as it once
was because what she is doing is commendable work. She has become
accustomed to seeing herself in the public eve. It has been her club
training that has fitted her to go out into civic life and which has quali
fied her for the part she is playing. While I regret woman's entrance
into business affairs, while I am sorry she must go out from her homo,
conditions today decree she must, and there remains nothing for her to
do but to go on.
But before she makes her move into public life I believe a woman
should have some sort of training to fit her for those trials and responsi
bilities with which she intends to burden herself. There should be a
school for the study of government, and to this institution I would not
only send woman but man as well.
I would first be sure she was fitted for her work in whatever sphere
she enters, and I would be sure of her integrity and honesty and truth
fulness. I do not believe women should be appointed to office through
social influence, and those seeking positions should be the last to be rec
ognized.
Light That Warms Heart and Makes One
Love All Little Children
By HARRIOT RUSSELL
Some girls are little mothers at heart almost from the time their
baby lips have learned to form a few words.
I watched a small girl the other day as she sat rocking her baby
brother to sleep—such a roly-poly, husky fellow he was—much too large
and heavy to be held by so small a girl.
And though he wasn't just the easiest sort of a little tad to manage,
not once did the little girl lose patience with him.
Her bright, sunny face radiated tenderness and cheerfulness, and
in her soft eyes was a spark of the light that some day will burn brightly
when she holds her own babies in her arms, close, close against her breast.
I watched her all the rest of the day as she cared for the wee boy
while her own busy mother went about her work and, though the little
girl was very young and extremely childish in her ways—not one bit
old—there was something in her pretty face and something in her way
of handling that young brother of her® that made you think of her as
a little mother.
And that is what she was—a little mother. e often see them as
they bend over their dollies and sing soft lullabies to them. It is a little
light that burns in their eyes even when the} are scarcely levond their
own cradle days—a light that grows deeper and brighter with the passing
of the years whether or not they ever have babies of their cwn. and it is
a light that sends a glow of warmth about the heart and that makes one
love all little children.
THAT CHANGE IN
WOMAN'S LIFE
Mrs. Godden Tells How It
May be Passed in Safety
and Comfort.
Fremont, O.— "I was passing through
tbe critical period of life, being forty
six years of age and
had all the symp
toms incider, tto that
change—heat flash
es, nervousness, and
was in a general run
down condition, so
it was hard for m®
to do my work.
Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Com
pound was recom
mended to me as th®
best remedy for my
troubles, which it
surely proved to be. I feel better and
stronger in evdby way since taking it,
and tho annoying symptoms have disap
peared. "— Mrs. M. tiODDEN, 925 Na
poleon St, Fremont, Ohio.
Such annoying symptons as heat
flashes, nervousnsss, backache, head
ache, irritability and " the blues," may
be speedily overcome and the system
restored to normal conditions by this
famous root and herb remedy Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
If any complications present them
Belvea write the Pinkham Medicine Co.,
Lynn, Mass., for suggestions how to
overcome them. The result of forty
years experience is at your service and
your letter held in strict confidence.
Quit Laxatives,.
« Pu rges; T ry NR
NR Tonight—Tomorrow Fee! Right
It is a mistake to continually dosé
yourself with so-called laxative pills,
calomel, oil. purges and cathartic®
and force bowel action. It weaken®
the bowels and liver and makes con
stant dosing necessary.
Why don't you begin right today to*
Overcome your constipation and get
your system ln such shape that dally
purging will bo unnecessary? You
can do so If you get a 25c box of
Nature's Remedy (NR Tablets) and
take one each night for a week or so.
NR Tablets do much more than
merely cause pleasant easy bowel ac
tion. Tills medicine acts upon th®
digestive as well as eliminative organ®
—promotes good digestion, eauses th®
body to get the nourishment from all
the food you eat, gives you a good,
hearty appetite, strengthens the liver,
overcomes biliousness, regulates kidney
and bowel action and gives the whol®
body a thorough cleaning out. Thli
accomplished you will not have to tak®
medicine every day. An occasional NR
tablet will keep your body in condi
tion and you can always feel your best.
Try Nature's Remedy (NR Tablets)
and prove this. It is the best bowel
medicine that you can use and cost®
only 26c per box, containing enough to
last twenty-five days. Nature's Rem
edy (NR Tablets) Is sold, guaranteed
and recommended by your druggist
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Better than Pills GET A
For Liver Ills. 125c Box
TIRES
direct from th®
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40% off
We ship direct from
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no middlemen profits.
We save the selling ex
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' HIGH-MILEAGE TIRE CO. 0
^ 304 North Broad St., Philadelphia p,_ ?
Cuticura Stops
Itching and
Saves the Hair
Soap 25c. Ointment 25c uti 50 c
DROPSY I*»™™?. Qlvmwlek«^
breath. Never heard of It« .nn.iVt n L'" or *
Try it. Trial treatment rent rBK.
Write to dr. THOMAS E. CREt®'
Bank aida.. 20. CHATSWOHTK, ay
C..h for Old Faite Teelh
also cash fur old «old, 6ii TBr nnZ? I" P« let.
ln e °u,t ol S. 3ew *' r r will lend CMh R'îâSÎ*'« 01 «
and wi ll hold goods 10 durs for swfdèrî *»U
my price. Bell tel.. Hu.r, De*. B,°f
The Suspense That KiliiT ~~
St ranger There doesn't appear to
,0 " m,h about your town.
v\e won't stand tor
I suppose when any
Bad Bill—No.
It round here.
Stranger—Ah.
bad character drifts into your to^L.
expel him. Q FOB
Bad Blll
we suspend
-Well— er —most
'em.
Sequent
Unusual Weapon.
Joim^vas asked to go to the store to
get u dozen eggs. <jn his wavT'J?
took away his hat and John b e I?
cry. When he got to the store th?
asked : "Who lilt you. J0hn 0r r then **
"A dozen eggs," was the reply.
If your rye# amart or f..i
Iban Eyr Balaam appll,® ,e *ia*(L
la Juat the thing to relieve thern'^V® ft
Courteous manors thrive n ,,
given plenty of publie eie r»i.- tter tf
"s«Â»æs?
No Smarting — Jnst Bye 8llî€(jy
Drngglati or mail. Wrâe M ceS
KIU NE EYE

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