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That Are Distinctive
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
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
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
“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
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
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
“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
“ ‘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
“ ‘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
“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
“ ‘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
“‘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
“ ‘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 ”
“ ‘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
(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.
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.
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.
, 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.
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.
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’.”
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.—
A man’s self-esteem often receives a
terrific blow from the small boy who
wants to know things.
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
Weekly Health Talks
What Doctor Pierce Has
Done for Humanity
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.

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