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The very next thing that every one thought about, as soon as the noise of the peace jubilee died down, was something new to wear. There was an immediate reaction in the matter of dress, from the economizing that the war inspired, from the rather se date colors and plain styles—from do ing without —to just the other things. Dressmakers are overwhelmed with work and all women with one accord want some new and pretty clothes. This Is the most natural feeling In the world since clothes are our uni versal means of expression and we must dress up to the joyousness of having our victorious soldiers home again. Wraps and coats of cloth or fur, or both combined, have been made in a great variety of styles this season. Originality in design has been a fea ture of the styles so that a new comer among them must be of su perior quality and very unusual de sign to meet the high standards al ready set. Here’s anew wrap, a unique combination of coat and cape that invites comparisons. It appears to be of a heavy jersey cloth but one ?an visualize it in other soft coatings as velours or pompon cloth. It is a sleeveless short coat hanging strait from the shoulders. It is turned about the bottom and forms two deep WHAT CAN JgWE + In an official announcement issued to the 3,854 chapters and 22,000,000 members, Mr. Davison says: “We must labor in co-operation with ;he National Red Cross and relief so cieties of other nations to the end that not alone,JJje heart of America, but the heart of all mankind, may be come mobilized on behalf of suffering humanity. “While, therefore, the plans of the American Red Cross In this direction cannot be formulated specifically in advance of the general relief program af the allied governments, the Ameri can Red Cross is nevertheless planning to develop its permanent organization in this country upon a scale never be fore contemplated in time of peace. “Study is being given by the na tional organization, not alone to prob lems of international relief, but to plans in this country for enlarged home service, the promotion of public health education, development of nurs ing, the care and prevention of acci dents and other correlated lines which may contribute to the health and hap piness of men, women and children. “For the completion of its war work and for the institution of its peace program, the Red Cross is for tunately in a healthy financial condi tion. What the American Red Cross needs now is not so much contribu tions of money, as the continued devo tion and loyalty of its members.” In the last sentence was the key note of the Red Cross Christmas Roll Call —an appeal for continued support through membership rather than a call for funds. The end of the fighting found about 7.000 Red Cross men and wom en in France, where, of course, there was an immediate decrease of person nel when the French government as sumed charge of the anti-tuberculosis campaign, the feeding and clothing of refugees, and otiier relief affecting the French people. The American w’ork- Instead of Beads. A bag that at first glance would ap pear to be one of the lovely allover beaded affairs Is a matter of em broidery only. One of the canvas pat terns that are sold for the beadwork is evidently the foundation for such a bag. It is basted upon a stout linen or sateen and over it cross-stitches and running stitches follow’ the color and design as closely as possible. The background is filled in with running stitches of a neutral-toned chenille. The design is worked out in colored pockets at the frortt fastened with bone buttons and buttonholes. There is a narrow belt of the material across the front of the coat with a button at each end. Only one button ap pears to fasten the front, but its re sponsibilities are lightened by the nature of the cloth which has a way of clinging together. Possibly a few little snap fasteners help out. The coat makes a support for a cape much longer, that covers the arms and is beautifully joined to the underwrap at the sides. A narrow collar of the same material supports a turnover collar of velvet in a dark shade. The hat worn with this cap is wonderfully well suited to it. It is a tarn but contrives to be dignified and its decoration of daisies makes it youthful. Natural Nutria. Natural nutria is much used on childish costumes this season. It is a pretty fur, something like natural beaver, but not nearly as expensive. It is made up into fetching little cravats, collars and caps with round childish muffs to match, of course. A muff is just the indispensable completing touch to any wee maid’s winter cos tume. Little caps in the rakish fore and aft shape of the overseas army service cap are made of nutria and are matched by collars and muffs. ers who remained on duty were main ly those with American troops. From supplies stored in France have been diverted many things urgently needed by the Red Cross commissions for the Balkans, Serbia and Greece. Relief work by Americans in those countries continued to be vital after the armistice. Hospitals have been equipped, food and clothing provided, agricultural training schools estab lished and medical attention supplied to scattered communities which war hat. left in utter destitution. A spe cial appeal on behalf of tubercular Serbian refugees In France met in stant response. An additional $600,000 was contrib uted to the American committee for Armenian and Syrian relief for the months of November and December. The half of the story of sufferings among subject races of the Turkish empire has not been told, nor a frac tion of the misery alleviated. Previ ous Red Cross gifts to the commit tee had totaled $3,900,000. Toward the end of the year It w’as estimated that destitute persons in western Asia numbered nearly 4,000,000. In Palestine a serious food short age has been averted, employment found for impoverished natives in the larger cities, and refuges opened for the homeless w’anderers left in the path of war. The Red Cross commis sion for Siberia continues its emer gency work pending an international solution df the Russian problem. The needs are limitless. Nobody can tell when or how they will be met in full. Fur Coatee. There are numerous cape models entirely made of fur, and the long fur cape is certainly a luxurious affair. It usually has a large shawl collar. silks in very fine cross-stitches. After the whole thing is finished, the canvas threads are pulled and the hag mount ed on one of the new metal or bone frames. Smart Shoes. For wear with smart afternoot dresses thejre is a new’ pump on long, graceful lines with a high French heel and finished at the front by a cut steel buckle. These pumps come in black, bronze, suede and in velvet and satin. MDDTCIMC Mm CRAIIAUBffIaiKR THE DAYS. “There was once a little boy named Rowan,” said Daddy, “but for short they always called 1 77 him Buddy. v\ J “Buddy was '/ / very chubby and very jolly. His ' cheeks were very lllllllllllllilllMilll red and his eyes (Zf&rfzL very dark. He loved everything \ J/l and everyone, and flfg everyone loved /f\\ Wsmli lllra - He was also V S3 very young. I “One Saturday f TT\ Ji Jjj afternoon when \J> VVs his daddy had ill come home early ••Is Today Some lllS , o ™ C ® Dav?” and waS p,aying y with Buddy, his daddy said, ‘What has been happen ing today?’ “‘Well,’ said Buddy, ‘the little girl next door said that Some day she would give me a treat, a party with music and ending off with ice cream and cake. What I want to know is, what she calls some day? Would tomorrow be some day, or would Sunday be some day?’ “ ‘Any day might be some day,’ said his daddy, and Buddy’s dark eyes look ed sad for he thought the party might be very far away. “Every time he saw the little girl next door he would say, “ ‘ls today some day?’ And she thought it was a great joke. “One night after Buddy had been tucked in his little bed, he heard some voices. “ ‘We are the days,’ the voices said. And he saw before him, at the end of his bed, seven strange looking crea tures. Each one wore in front a large sign. The first one read, ‘I am Sun day,’ and the second one read, ‘I am Monday.’ “The third one read, ‘I am Tuesday,’ the fourth, ‘I am Wednesday,’ and the fifth, 'I am Thursday,’ while the sixtli read, ‘I am Friday,’ and the seventh, ‘I am Saturday.’ “ ‘Where, oh where is some day?’ asked Buddy. ‘I am to be given a treat some day and I don’t see some day anywhere around.’ “ ‘We’ve come to tell you something,’ said the creature marked, ‘I am Mon day.’ “ ‘Do,’ said Buddy politely. “ ‘There are only seven days. There can’t possibly be any more of us. We are the seven days of the week, and we work every time our turn comes through the weeks and months and years. “‘There are no other days except ourselves. But do not worry. Buddy, when someone speaks of “some day,” she means that on one of us she will give you a treat. She hasn’t decided which one. “ ‘Often folks will say, “On the pext fine day we’ll give a coasting party,” or, “On the next rainy day we’ll play games.v Those days are bound to come with one of us. A rainy day may come on Friend Tuesday, a clear day may come on Brother Wednesday, and a snowy day may come on my own day. “ ‘So when a person says “some day,” do not feel badly, Buddy, for th(it day will surely come —it \jdll come along with one of us.’ “ ‘That’s so,’ said Friday. ‘But let us tell you what we have done. We have said to the little girl next door — for we called on her this evening be fore we came to call on you—that she mustn’t keep putting off her treat, she ipust have it some day soon.’ “ ‘Oh. Goodie!’ said Buddy. And the days all grinned, and somehow as they grinned they looked as though the sun were shining over them and as though the trees were whispering wonderful secrets, and as though the moon also seemed to wink and grin and say, “ ‘Oh, days are such things if only we help a little, too. We have to do our always, of work,’ said Thurs winked, bowed IDAyj|£'s| well come one by „ We Are the one, day after Days ” day.’ “ ‘Oh,’ said Buddy, as his mother woke him up the next morning, ‘I have had such a gorgeous dream. The days have all been to call on .me. They were such nice, polite days too.’ “His mother didn’t know what he was talking about until he had lots of time to explain later on, for then he saw the little girl next door. “‘ls it some day today?’ he asked. “ ‘Yes, Buddy, it is,’ said the little girl. And the treat was on nice Cousin Thursday.” (Copyright, 1918. Western Newspaper Colon.) No Doubt. “Ever been around to any of these Indian schools?” “No. but they must have something nifty in the way of class yells." All in a Minute. We do a good many tlfings In a min ute. For instance, we are whirled on the outside of the earth just 13 miles, and have gone around the sun 1.089 miles; a ray of light has traveled 11,- 100,000 miles; the lowest sound your ear can catch has made 990 vibrations: the highest tone 2,280.000 vibrations. Quite Right. Teacher —Why is a certain part ot the church called the altar? Willie—’Cause that is where people niter the.r names. THE WASHBURN TIMES, WASHBURN, WIS. I—interior1 —interior of the St. Quentin canal tunnel, which was used as a bombproof by Hindenburg; it was luxuriously fitted up and had steel doors. 2 —Part of a shipment of flour from America in the port of Piraeus, Greece. 3 Guido lleni’s famous painting of the crucifixion of St. Peter, a copy of which was presented to President Wilson by the pope. This photograph of a group of British prisoners of war just released by the Germans shows the shameful treat ment of the captives by the Huns. Such evidence does not help Germany in getting the food for which she is pleading. FRENCH PRISONERS OF WAR RETURNING A remarkable photograph showing French prisoners returning home as they pass over a bridge on the Little Rhine at Strassburg. Troops of the Ger man revolutionary party are seen guarding the bridge. DIPPING THEIR COLORS IN THE RHINE , s;4 .; ' liV Men of the Second Moroccan division of the French army celebrating their occupation of the town of Iluuique by dipping their colors in the Rhine. Almost a Panacea. Apples are useful In nervous dyspep sia they are •nutritious, medicinal, and vitalizing, they aid digestion, clear the voice correct the acidity of the stom ach are valuable in rheumatism, in somnia and liver troubles. Linoleum Ingredients. The two main ingredients in the manufacture of linoleum are cork ami linseed oil, to which are added smaller quantities of knurl gum. rosin and pig ments of various kinds. BRITISH PRISONERS STARVED BY THE GERMANS No Separation in Sight. Mrs. Mark —“Mrs. Skanner tells me that her husband is an ardent lover of books.” Mr. Mark —“I wish he’d prove fickle to two volumes of mine which he enticed away more than five years ago.”—Buffalo Express. Turn About. Pocahontas Star—Fred Jones, our w’orthy postman, has purchased on auto in which he carries the mails on weekdays and .the females on Sunday. —Boston Transcript. TROPHY OF THE TEXAS | The efficiency flag proudly floating from the staff of the fighting top on the battleship Texas. The trophy s awarded to the ship with the highest honors for all around work ;and gives the vessel possessing it the right to fly the flag. One venturesome blue jacket of the superdreadnaught’s crew has climbed to the top of the staff to pose for the photographer. Bored by His Elders. William Robertson Smith, who later i became one of the most learned Blbli ! cal scholars of his day, was a i very precocious child. Talk was a passion with him, declaiv his biog raphers, but even in his very early years he insisted that it must be good talk. Nothing w’earied him more than to listen to the conversation of the company that came to his father’s ; manse when it was not of the improv | ing sort, especially if he had to sit silent himself, according to the rule then strictly enforced on children. On one of these occasions, wdien a rev erend collegiate had stayed long and j after having prosed mercilessly, had ! at length left, Willie is said to have | drawn his stool up to his father’s knee. “And now’, papa,” he said, looking up ! with an air of one whose endurance is at an end, “let us have some ration al conversation!" Labor Savers. Both time and trouble are saved by placing an ordinary three-arm towel rack above the right end of the sew ing machine. On this rack can be hung the sewing tape, etc., and pieces of un finished goods which otherwise slip on the floor beneath the machine.— From Good Housekeeping. Ope Definition of Envy. “Envy,” said Uncle Eben, “is one of de unpleasant symptoms ’sperienced by folks dat has been tyin’ to git somethin’ fob nothin’.” SEE CANADA LANDS Inspection of Choice Farm Acres Will Be Profitable. Cost Only a Trifle Compared to Pos sible Benefit to Be Derived — “Ye Happy Fields, Unknown to Noise and Strife, The Kind Rewarders of In dustrial Life"—John Gay. There are thousands today looking for farms to buy, and with the hun dreds of thousands of acres offered for sale, there is no lack of opportunities. But there are all classes of lands, good, bad, and indifferent, much of each. The government of the Dominion of Canada has no land for sale, but with in the boundaries of the Dominion there are unlimited acres of choice land owned by railway and land com panies and private individuals. It holds no brief for any, nor are any of them clients. But it is to the in terest of the Dominion to have the hun dreds of thousands of acres placed un der cultivation, for every acre thus cul tivated adds to ttie revenue which helps pay the government of the country. It is with the purpose of setting forth the agricultural advantages that Can ada, especially Western Canada, pos sesses, that attention is drawn to the fact. The purpose is to place before the reader truthful statements, and advise the prospective settler as to the necessity to investigate and in spect, leaving to his own deduction the matter of his selection. Once he de cides, the government will render him any further information necessary as to location, prices and value of land, and assist him in every way possible to become settled. The cost of a trip to Western Can ada, to any portion of the three prov inces—Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta —specially indicated in this work, is but a trifle compared with the benefits that a personal inspection may give. Therefore the advice Is to do so. Low rates on railways will be ar ranged and every opportunity afforded for giving the country a thorough and careful examination. It may be that you wish an improved farm, all ready for occupation and cultivation; you may want raw prairie, which only re quires plowing and the other prepara tion necessary for a seed bed, leaving It to yourself to erect your buildings, sink your well, prepare your garden, and ascertain how close you are to school, church, town and market. You may wish to go into mixed farming, combining the raising of stock with the growing of grain. In this case you will look out for some shelter from sun, wind and storm, and want a farm a portion of which may be cultivated for grain, and pasture fields connected with it. You may make this out of the open level prairie, but you will do bet ter to secure a partially wooded lot, where water and pasture are already at hand. You may wish to go into the raising of cattle, or sheep alone; then you will care less for the open prairie, but select something that may cost you less in the more northerly districts. No matter what you may want, unless it be land upon which to grow cotton, bananas or other tropical or semi-trop ical products, your Inspection trip will reveal to you that Western Canada pos sesses possibilities beyond which any literature you may read advises you.— Advertisement. A man’s self-esteem often receives a terrific blow from the small boy who wants to know things. RECIPE FOR GRAY HAIR. To half pint of water add 1 oz. Bay Bum, a small box of Barbo Compound, and % oz. of glycerine. Any druggist can put this up or you can mix it at home at very little cost. Full directions for mak ing and use come in each box of Barbo Compound. It will gradually darken streaked, faded gray hair, and make it soft and glossy. It will not color the scalp, is not sticky or greasy, and does not rub off. Adv. If a married man is willing to pose as an “angel” his wife will enact all the ether parts in the show. Cole’s Carbollsalve Quickly Relieve* and heals burning, itching and torturing skin diseases. It instantly stops the pain of burns. Heals without scars. 26c and 60c. Ask your druggist, or send 25c to The J. W. Cole Cos., Rockford, Til., for a pkg. Adv. All men are anxious for favor, but some still accept money as a substi tute. Weekly Health Talks What Doctor Pierce Has Done for Humanity BY DOCTOR CRIPPS. It has always seemed to me that Dr. Pierce, of Buffalo, N. Y., should be placed near the top when a list of America’s great benefactors is written. He studied and conquered human diseases to a de gree that few realize. Whenever he found a remedy that overcame disease, he at once announced it in the newspapers and told where it could be bought at a small price. He did not follow the usual custom of keeping the ingredients secret, so that the rich only could afford to buy the medicine, but openly printed the name of each root and herb he used. And so today the names of Dr. Pierce and his medicines are widely known, and they stand for bet ter health and better citizenship. One of this great physician’s most sue cessful remedies is known as Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets. These are little, sugar coated pills, composed of Mayapple, leaves of aloe, root of jalap—things that Nature grows in the ground. These Pellets are safe because they move the bowels gently, leaving no bad after-effects, as so many pills do. Very often they make a person who takes them feel like anew man or woman, for they cleanse the intestines of hard, decayed and poisonous matter that accumulates when one is costive. If you are constipated, by all means go to your druggist and get some of Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets. They may prove to be the very thing your system requires to make you well and happy.