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y A m ij&j f to sis /■ : / > ■; > i N rj A simple but rich-looking toilette Is among the new displays of stilts and s for spring, but with all Its simplicity It reveals two original and very effective style features thut are noteworthy. The first of these appears In the combination of two very differ ent satins. The plain skirt Is made of one of those heavy, lustrous, stipple weaves, much used for separate and sport skirts, and the smart and rather elaborate coat Is fashioned from a heavy satin such as we have been fa miliar with for years. There Is no rivalry between these two dissimilar satins, but It is unusual to see them used together. Jigst how successfully they may be associated appears In the suit for spring shown above. This Is a formal suit that will hold Its own for afternoon or restnurunt diuner wear, and prove useful for oth er very different occasions. The skirt and coat may part company—the skirt serving with various blouses for any smart, Informal dress, und the coat do Ing its efficient part with a cloth skirt or one-piece dress in lighter fabrics, merely as a coat. It proves to be an (1res ALLURING HATS FOR SPRING i m ye *! 5 a J, ÿ V V g.; / J*? 1 I V X 1 1 •%-j X •v \ S-SSi»: Q V ' K \ $ \ ' /a -*T j i 1X4 \ *• M :■ a' <4 % W Lofig ] of sum- • has About this time dwellers In the northern states begin to watch for the first robins, and others of the early signs that spring Is on the way. before the hardy and daring red-breast | pipes his cheerful prophecy first spring millinery mer, the enchanted us with the same prophecy. ! It is mode for those who leave the | lands of snow to Journey to lands of j sun, hut they nre not the only people ■ Interested In it. Spring hats are al- ; luring In midwinter and some of them j find their way to heads that have no | if journeying South. I i ! The thought spring styles are tried out on southern tourists and the fashions crystalized In the lints worn at the famous winter resorts. Here are three of the new patterns that are destined to make successes In all localities, first because of their excellence, and next, because they are not unusual, but beautiful and becom ing shapes thnt with little modlflca ; tions, are worn every year. At the top of the group there Is little deml-season hat of ribbon and straw of the sort that makes its np- I pearnnee In January for the benefit tourists. vorable It goes strong In northern, ns well as southern latitudes .f If the weattier Is at all fa- ; A istrieli trails 1 crown and defies II is of highly lustrous straw ribbon. black IIsere—a nnd narrow ■broad quill of glycerined out from the side grosgrnln light, contrasting color. The girdle is shaped with points upstanding at each | side, over the underarm seam, | prettily finished with narrow silk braid ; In parallel rows, starting at the wnlst | line and terminating in little satln-cov ered buttons nt euch side, interesting garment with details of cut and decoration that bespeak consider able effort on the part of its designer. The body of the coat Is merely a blouse opening at the front to the waistline and closed there In the man ner of a surplice. It lias a rolled col lar, faced with or having a* over collar of wlfite satin. The sleeves are gathered Into a very deep and eccen tric cuff of satin, with three satin-cov ered buttons as a finish. The picture describes It better than words can. The skirt of the coat Is rounded at the fronts and laid In two deep inverted plaits at each side. These form point ed panels over the hips that widen from the waistline to the bottom. The panels are decorated with embroidery in two colors, one of them the same ns that of the coat and one of them a The front and back of the coat are the rain or snow, which will not cause It to droop. lie tween-seasons hat Is shown made ] of crepe georgette and satin, with f heavy silk floss • on the upper brim with a group of loops and ends at the sides, curiously Just below It another | thread embroidery ! and cleverly arranged as If peeping | out from the base of the crown, j ■ son 0 f (| le year and Is destined for ; those hours of ease and luxury when j | t8 wearer dons evening or afternoon | clothes, The third hat belongs to any sen It is made of mallnes, with a binding of sntln about the brim edge and a band of folded sntln about the I crown, finished with a bow at the front. The smallest steel heads. In i little rings, are set about the Inner edge of the binding and at the ! top of the loops in the bow. It Is in and merely veils the bright hair and demure eyes of Its wearer. These three hats will fill (he millinery needs for spring of the average worn Mack, ; an, and may be relied upon for good style, I ; If you are going South away from winter, your picture hat could be of white tulle with a pink sntln crown 1 aftd upon the brim a pin 1 ; open to. the heart. ■ id. DemobilkimKnti^ g> ■ ;V ( s. England Must Dis - ^ pose of More Than Haifa Million Horses, . Many of Which Bear Wounds Received in Battle . Qsy \ N } V*\ ; j V k y 7 i BY LLOYD ALLEN Special Staff Correspondent. (Copyright Western Newspaper Union) ON DON.—Over half n million ■'v is fLl ■w>'§® four-legged heroes of the wur, of them "gold stripe" are being given the ! ninny horses, only kind of honorable dis charge a horse can receive: sold to English and other civilians to fill the pressing need In this country's trans port system. fl' - H Fird\, an m io ike, , mounded. 0 0 4 £> rjf5 K We thought,-in America where thou sands of these horses cumç from, that the British army horse led as pre carious nn existence as the machine :;*3 T ft. > - xrfffcl gunners in the first line of trenches. During those first months of war, when British army agents were buying horses In the United States, there were many who honestly believed the Amer ican steeds would last about one week in that inferno of shell fire. You should see the American horses now being brought to England from France If you ever believed the life of a horse at the front was a hundred-to w WM ■t/. I'-Jy' * i-fef-i Atncrican Aarjes at de/nobtüzL ai ion station /rear L ondon. one shot that death would come In the form of a Hun shell. By the hundred thousand these sleek, well kept, well fed quadrupeds are being auctioned off to eager buyers. Many were In France four years; many were wounded In action, but were carefully eared for by the army veterlnaries and bear today the honest cars of battle as the moment?) of the days when they helped win civiliza tion's war. One of the first lots sold went un der the hammer at Ware's Edgeware road repository, about the middle of December. "Here's a horse that deserves the Victoria Cross'" the auctioneer shouted when the first horse, a blqck gelding, was trotted out. "He s got two wounds to his credit and Is still going strong." The gelding was sold for about $150 American money. Equine Losses Announced. Major General Sir W. II. Blrkbeck, director of remounts In the British army, has just announced the losses among the British war horses during the entire period of the war. "During the last four months of 1014," General Blrkbeck declared, "the armies In France lost 14 per cent of their horses, or about 3 per cent a month. That period Included the re treat from Mons, the first battle of the Marne, and th<> first battle of Ypres. "In the following year the losses were fourteen and a half per cent for the whole twelve months, losses rose to 28 tier cent, 10 per cent of which took place during the last three months of the year, the balance lug chiefly owing to the heavy fighting at Vlmy Ridge, Passchendale, and the beginning of night bombing." During the Inst year of war com paratively few horses were lost: two and a half per cent being the official estimate. Among the British comtner lething like 20 per cent I In 1017 the of tile losses dal firms soo of the horses me always either sick or resting, as m annual average, while the official British army reports re veal- the fact that In France, due to the careful attention of the vetertn usual average was a bit nrles, the more than twelve per cent. if •nn profitably fol Whether America low the accepted British system demobilizing array horses Is a grave question. With the present shortage In ships and the pressing needs of Eu- j for foodstuffs, together ropean peoples with the mighty job of transporting j ernl Pershing's army home. It Is possible that some horses must needs I ■lther left behind or sacrificed, to ; add somewhat to the already stagger lug debt of war. The British pi-ople have been told that In all probability some thousands ] of houses and mules In far-away Egypt | Ill have to be disposed of in one of repatrlaüon, destruction, ! Oppose Shooting of Animals. I There is a strong sentiment ngalnst ' shooting the faithful animals.' And oh- j Gen be H three ways : or sale. number of practical The carcasses there nre a stades to such a plan. of $25, (XXI,(XX) w< rth or horseflesh can not be disposed of simply by signing an though Egypt does iif uninhabited arnty order even afford wide wastes lighting and electro made In Swo CONDENSATIONS >en adapted to 48 about the Electricity lias li different purposes hold. About house (10,(XX),(Xt0 acres of land Is cultivation In tobacct t iver given the world. Life Insurance Stales at the end of 1H17 carried in the United exceeded 10,000,000.1XX). Carbons for mint! purposes nre tar by n new proct from •-V ¥ yi ft#» à y f i r JL r\ V. I 3 Decorakrid veteran >. * u M o v deserts and plenty of vultures. Funda mentally, however, It Is the Briton's sincere love for the horse that forbids adopting any ruthless expedient in reducing the Egyptian forces to a peace time footing. General Allenby, the British com mander In the Near East,, has cabled that every effort will be made to place all surplus horses In the hands of na tives who will "treat the animals well and Infinitely better than the peoples of many European nations." Naturally the horses will be returned to Industry at a slower rate than they were mobilized. When Sir J. Cowans came to the war office shortly after the British de clared war mi Germany, he hud to obtain 135.01X1 horses In 14 days. Ills methods were successful. The horses were supplied by the business people of England and included the best of Leicestershire. The Kitchener divi sions, however, demanded the services of at least 700.000 horses. Then It was that the British horse buyer made his appearance in force In I the markets of America. At the same time buyers were busy in Spain, Ar gentinn, China. Australia, Tunis, Al Igiers, and Somaliland, Confronting the authorities are a j number of grave problems just now. First of all there Is nn urgent need of j disposing of all surplus army stock with the least possible delay. But I there are too many horses. Only sev ; enteen per cent of all army stock nc tually came from England. Manifestly It Is impossible to return one hundred per cent to England and thereby glut ] the market and demoralize the present j | schedule of prices. So even though the horses nre literally eating their; ! heads off at great cost to the govern ment the' number of sales must be reg- ; I ulated to meet tlie actual demand. ' Also, the horse sales must be held jin nil sections of the country, and Ihe j quantities offered must conform to the needs of each community. Sell ^5.000 a Month, Following this system ns closely ns they can, the army men hope to dis pose of some 25,000 horses a month, I A horse has been known to live 17 days without eating or drinking. Time equivalent to 3,000,000 days Is said to have been suved to the wom en of the United States by the electric washing machines sold last year. A unique roadway of solid salt, I forming a part of the Wendover high ■le county, Utah, is project (1 by the Utah Stale road commission, nly movable part of a new flour sifter is a fiat coil of heavy wire which passes hack and forth over the re mesh as the Implement Is shaken. way 111 Tt driving stock. die horses and In the first lots that have Just been sold the Irish horses were prominent in breeding and hardness but were rather-excelled In size by tlie Trnns Atlnntlc classes graded with them. Doubtless many of the American horses will be bought here for hunters. of thv Army men «peak highly American mule. On the battlefield the mule made good. But among the Brit ish horse owners there Is a grase dis trust of this Imported luxury. As u matter of fact the mule is the chief problem in this side of demobil ization. Nobody wants him for pence work. There are thousands of them In the army, trained to harness or saddle. Yet even the most optimistic army per son here 4s wondering how on earth the government Is going to enthuse the civilian buyer or. the subject. May Use Same as Food. While the war office is devoting a lot of thought to getting rid of surplus horses, the food controller, acting In dependently, has possibly suggested a kind of remedy—horseflesh lias just been put on the list of food stulTs the price of which Is controlled by gov ernment order. "Owing to the increased demand for horseflesh for human consumption, it has been found necessary to control the prices both to retailers and consum ers," the official order reads. The prices fixed are Interesting. The householder buying at retail will have to pay no more thnn 31 cents a pound for the best cuts. The heart, liver and head meals cuts, known here as the offal cuts (no joke intended), may j b e sold to retail trade at 10 cents a pound. Eating horseflesh is merely n feat ure 0 f the meat shortage England and ; a u 0 f Europe are now experiencing. t0 ge t here for the next year or so. That one fact Is the only point In the whole food problem on which tlie food ministry officials stand pat. Meat sellers may be able to dispose Meat and butter are going to be bard of some of the horses, over the counter In pound lots, but what of the 10,(XX) friendless mules here awaiting sale? TRADE BRIEFS The United States Is now supplying about R0 per cent of the shoes import ed infb Cnlle. whereas before the war started the share was less than 20 per cent. The importation of shoes into Culm Is constantly Increasing. The Impor tance of this trade should be thor ouglil.v realized and markut conditions carefully studied by American manu facturers desirous of extending their j foreign sales. ISO animal more than twelve years old will be offered. These steeds will go Into a surplus that must be dis posed of In Bel gium and Northern France where the peasants are trying to repair war dam ages and get back to a peace footing, and where the cit ies are faced with the problem of set tling back Into the pursuits of pence. There is a wide variety of stock the civilian buyer to choose from, varying from the heuvy Percher ons to the Jlght type useful for the ordinary w n g o n and Including sad for driving stock. LOOK AT CHILD'S TONGUE IF SICK, CROSS, FEVERISH HURRY, MOTHER! REMOVE POI« 80N8 FROM LITTLE STOMACH, LIVER, BOWELS. CUVE CALIFORNIA SYRUP OF FIQl AT ONCE IF BILIOUS OR C0N8TIPATED. i \ yi Look at the tongue, mother! It coated, It Is a sure sign that your lit tle one's stomach, liver and bowels needs a gentle, thorough cleansing at once. When peevish, cross, listless, pale, doesn't sleep, doesn't eat or act natu rally, or Is feverish, stomach sour, breath bad ; has stomach-ache, sore throat, diarrhoea, full of cold, give a teaspoonful of "California Syrup of Figs," and in a few hours all the foul, constipated waste, undigested food and sour bile gently moves out of the little bowels without griping, and you have a well, playful child again. You needn't coax sick children to take this hnrinless "fruit laxative;" they love Its delicious taste, and It always makes them feel splendid. Ask your druggist for a bottle of "California Syrup of Figs," which has directions for babies, children of all . ages and for grown-ups plainly on the bottle. Beware of counterfeits sold here. To be sure you get the genuine, ask to see that It Is made by the "Cali fornia Fig Syrup Company." Refuse any other kind with contempt.—Adv. The Kitchen Paradox. "We have a Jiaradoxical cook," "What kind Is that?" "She is a rare cook, yet all her cooking is well done." Important to all Women Readers of this Paper Thousands upon thousands of women have kidney or bladder trouble and never auspect it. Women's complaints often prove to be nothing else but kidney trouble, or the result of kidney or bladder disease. If the kidneys are not in a healthy con dition, they may cause the other organs to become diseased. You may Buffer pain in the back, head ache and loss of ambition. Poor health makes you nervous, irrita ble and may be despondent; it makes any one so. But hundreds of women claim that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, by restoring health to the kidneys, proved to be just the remedy needed to overcome such conditions. Many send for a sample bottle to see what Swamp-Root, the great kidney, liver and bladder medicine, will do for them. By enclosing ten cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y., yon may receive sample size bottle by Parcel Post. You can purchase medium and large size bottles at all drug stores.—Adv. Many of those little new nations seem to have come Into tlie world with chips on their shouldt^js. SAGE AND SULPHUR DARKENS GRAY HAIR It's Grandmother's Recipe to Restore Color, Gloss and At tractiveness. Almost everyone knows that Snge Tea and Sulphur, properly compound ed, brings back the natural- color and lustre to the hair when faded, streaked or gray. Years ago the only way to get this mixture was to make It at home, which is mussy and trouble some. Nowadays, by asking at any drug store for "Wyeth's Sage and Sul phur Compound," you will get a largo bottle of this famous old recipe, im proved by the addition of other In gredients, at a small cost. Don't stay gray! Try it! No one can possibly tell that you darkened your hair, as It does it so naturally and evenly. You dampen a sponge or soft brush with it and draw this through your hair, taking one small strand at a time; by morning the grayfftalr dis appears, and after another application or two your hair becomes beautifully dark, glossy and attractive.—Adv. Present prices should provide the needed stimulus for a back-to-the-fara» movement. FRECKLES IUw It Ike Tia* ta Get Rid of Theta Ufly Spats Ttasrp's no longer tho «lightest need of feeling •shamed of jour fn-eklea, as Ot hlne—double strength— ta guaranteed to remore these homely »pot». Slmply get ounce of Othlne—double ■trengih—from your druggist, end »pply ■ little of It night end that appear, while the lighter once have tlrely. It la acldom that mure thn 1« needed to completely clear the akin and gain • beautiful clear eompleiion. to ask for the double strength Othlne, as this Is sold under guarantee of uwney back U it falls to remove freckles.—Adv. orning and j< the worst freckles have begun to dli* lslied en fitiouM noon p ounce Bc April first ouglitn be birthday for o. lot of birds we know.