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THE TIMES Monday, September 10, 1917. Confidence Is kte-establishins: Its Self mm gps? -"nx. m .1 1 11 1 1 1 t n 1 : 1 1 1 11 a iiiii ifiiiii 1 r 1 f r 1 : a m j v 1 1 uf- 1 iTTrn General business is improving. The stream of yellow gold that finds its way into the pockets of the army of men employed in this region is knocking at the door of profitable investments. There is no safer investment than real estate! NOW is the time to BUY and BUILD. IN ANOTHER TEN YEARS you will count the wealth of this district by the billions and the people by the millions. Cement Work GET OUR ESTIMATE ON AMOUNT OF CEMENT NEEDED FOR THE JOB. - LOOK COUNTY DISTRIBUTORS FAMOUS Little Giant Truck: FIVE SIZES 1 iy29 2, 3y2 AND 5-TON. Hi 1 1 i 1 -11 1 B I 3 1 WE ARE LAKE 1 "I fl f I"ZJ B 111 4 i i s s i i ! - I - i f J 1 , Fp 1 a I in ft 11 FOR THE Tl TO ,ros. coa. Dealers in irick, Sand, Stone & Cement PHONE 7. PRETTY CHINEE AT CHARITY BALL Let me show you the new homes I hare just completed on Eliza beth street, and the others I have under construction. I can save you money and please you besides on a new home. Iff IHI OAI General Contractor and Builder 7 Elizabeth Street. Hammond, Ind. V m47. . . v.2.T (Esirlsstoiic Flcpoirlm ECONOMICAL ELASTIC RESILIENT LIGHT WEIGHT EVERLASTING SANITARY TIME TRIED AND TESTED ORNAMENTAL NON-COMBUSTIBLE EXCELLENT FOR WAINSCOATING Manufactured and Installed by 11 Ciiiiian Supply Go. TELEPHONE HAMMOND 1490 265 MICHIGAN AVE. HAMMOND, IND. 1 - '.'t-. I Hiss Leila S. Gordon. I Her clothes ere Chinese .And the pose 5s putely riental, but yet this gill Sittf.ig crohs-ieeged on the table isn't Chinese at all. She is Miss Le.la S. Gordon and the daughter of Mrs. George Barrett of Washington, the wife of Major General Barnett. The photograph was taken at the an nual costume ball at Narragansett Pier for local charities, which ac counts for the Chinese attire.. RED CROSS TO CO-OPERATE WITH WAR DEPARTMENT WASHINGTON, Sept. . Red Cross chapters in many cities hav com pleted their preparations to serve light refreshments and emergency rations to the troops of the National Army. who will be traveling- to the canton ments today. The Red Cross will co-operate In every way possible with the War De partment, both in caring for the com fort of troops at mobilization points and at stations where the troop trains are scheduled to stop, and in supplementing the service of the rail roads by having reserves of food ready for use in case of any accident or delay which disarranges the plans for feeditg the men en route. In many places the chapters have actually been doing this during the past week. Their machinery is in good running order for the heavier demands "which will be made when local quotas of the 20P.000 men who will be mobil ized during the next few daysatart to move. Call at our show rooms where you will find on display the larg est selection of fixtures in north ern Indiana. HOUSE WIRING Get our estimate for wiring your house". It will increase the rent income. Open Evenings. Phone 710 for Service . Preparing for a Bs Dofl. A nouvcan rtche who was noted for his misuse of the king's English Is quoted by an exchange as dilating on the cost of the kennels for his new country place in these words: "It's Just throwing money Into the fire. We haven't an animal on tbe place worth 2; but the way those architects are fitting up those confounded kennels anyone would think that they expected them to be occupied by the Dog of Venice himself I" 1 nzmmi mm MiJUiiJllHUililinUJ Tt-iiiHHUiiteaJimmmm Tri-City Electric WQm 'W Service Comoanv H mm : -mm l ilil! UliiKl i ' 1HIM I 140 Plummsr Ave. and Bulletin St. Hammond, Ind. tows! tovesl " StovesI We are the headquarters for Acorn Stoves. See our complete line and get our prices before buying. The best is none too good for our customers. 01 yBiVfi J. ARKIIJ, Manager 242-244 E, STATE ST. M for clock in Center of sign MQIE -HQ a 3d ML Ell Pleasantly 8urprleed. After a long car ride Betty arrived at the home of a friend, with whom ehe had Janch. She ate heartily, for she was hungry. After lunch her hostess aslied If she had had enough to eat, to which ehe replfed: "Oh, yes, I had more than I expected. The Secret of Buying Lumber Lies In carefully selecting the best wood for each purpose. Buy your lumber not solely on its appearance but for the particular purpose for which It la to be used- - And remember that sound knotted lumber of a good wood will give you infinitely better serv ice than clear lumber of a wood that will warp and twist and spread at the Joints and rot only after a few short years of service. For all uses out-of-doors WHITE PINE has for three centuries been the preferred wood. We have a large stock of this old reliable wood on hand and will be glad to get for you any items we haven't in etock. The satisfaction it gives makes it a pleasure for us to sell White Pine the one wood which for Biding and outside uses never warps or twists or rots and always stays in place. Remember that we are at your service in selecting the best wood and the proper grade for your particular use. HI IflO m Home Lumber Hammond Columbia Avenue and Nickle Plate Tracks Co. Indiana i i 1 1 1 1 1 1 ippMif.irmm TflMli Iff -"HTTmrrr mm rrTTTT-r, &rt AMERICAN ENGINEERS ARE BLAZING TRAIL TO FRENCH FRONT (By United Fr. WASHINGTON. Sept. 8. Romance, mystery and peril blend in the tremend ous task of "the army ahead of the army" which today is blazing a trail to the French front for America's million men. Ifs the job of the n?lneer; and It means that every step of the barren way from French port to French front roust ba modernized Into an elongated American city. - First off. they must macadamize the liirh'ay, every foot of it. And over an erea of several miles in the vicinity of the port and behind the front an in tricate system of perfectly paved streets and avenues must be built. Winding In and around both these term inals the engineers are fashioning a complicated systems of railroads, both narrow and standard gauge, for switch ing, transferring and caring for troops and supplies. Connecting these two webs Is a rib bon of track paralelling the miles of raved roads, with branches and spurs shooting off here and there on both sides. Every tie. every rail. every spike, every engine and every ear for this fiystem of railroads. Is being taken from this country. Not ona bit of ma terial, not a single man. is being sup plied by Frano. x Great wooden camp cities are rising at both ends of this line, rower houses, permanent repair gang caraps. houses for maintenance of way officials, water reservoirs will be strung out along the lina and at the terminals. The lumbor for these structures Is being hewn from the forests of Franca by regiments of American foresters. Other reglmenTs are rebuilding and enlarging docks and wharves at the , port of arrival, and dredging and opening new approaches In the bay for the big gray transports. Sawmills carried from America are springing up in the French forests. American-made well digging machines dot the line of communication. Electric light plants are blossoming forth to supply the trenches, dugouts, store houses and cantonments with illum ination. Miles and miles and miles of water pipe are being laid. Special regiments of American miners picked from the star diggers of every state in the union are In charge of the American system of trenches. Baps, transverses and ap proaches. Expert companies of electri cians are putting in an Intricate sys tem of battlefield Illumination, Includ ing searchlights, trench lights, glare light apparatus and great piles of star bombs and rifle grenades. But none of this complicated system of communication and approach must be visible to the enemy. It must be dug in, buried or concealed by camou flage. The highways must be neutraliz ed in color to blentt with the landscape. The railroad tracks must not glisten. All buildings must be ha2f burled in the ground and the above ground por tion disguised wiW bushes and shrubs and neutral colotings until, they are in visible. This is where the American artist does his bit. A number of well-known American masters of color-combinations are employed to precede the engineers and study out the problems of obscur ing our operation., our troops and artil lery and our lines of communication from the enemy. The actual work will be done by American sign painters and soldiers trained la the craft. Aeleral. Acieral Is the name given to a newly discovered metal alloy prepared by a French Inventor. It contains 90 or more per cent of aluminum. It has the advantages of strength, lightness and freedom from corrosion. It is be ing used for military helmets, and is said to be adapted to airplane and en gine construction. Properly tempered acieral has, a tensile strength of 75, 000 pounds to the square Inch, Enlist la The Woman's By Conserving '.Foods; Army, Power. i Thst he can produce one horsepower for each pound his engine weighs Is the claim of a Trench Inventor of a motor depending upon the explosive force of gunpowder for power. Lunar Craters Not Volcanlo. Volcanic craters upon the earth are mnali, deep pits at the summits ol lofty cones. The greatest Is not more than aeven miles in diameter. Lunar craters are saucer-shaped depressions In the surface of the moon. The two types are as unlike as possible. It is very difficult to see how such craters as we find on the moon could result from volcanic action. I can't beat "Tears cannot reetora him, therefore I weep," says a corre spondent, but the following pithy epi taph on the tomb of a doctor (?ivea me, I hasten to say, by a medical man) comes near it: "He survived all his patients. -Manchester Guardian. Find Inspiration In Sheep, In the highest of fine art, la the most appealing of poetry, sheep have been the Inspiration for lnnomerab'e of the greatest attainments of prose, rhythmic and canvas. The Immense horse pictures of Rosa Bonheur, the cattle pictures of Paul Potter, have never had the tender consideration that Is given by the populace to small canvases by Jacque and Mauve, al ways dominant In sheep. Exchange. Debt to Civilization. "Every savage woman, we under stand, wss wedded to some man, and, here is cae great difference between her and her civilized descendants. The full, independent life of the single woman belongs to the present day." To Attr3 Your Country Calls. Make It The Last War.