Destined to Play Many Roles
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
ALLURING HATS FOR SPRING
*! 5 a
of sum- •
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
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.
spring styles are tried out on southern
tourists and the fashions crystalized
In the lints worn at the famous winter
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
vorable It goes strong In northern, ns
well as southern latitudes
If the weattier Is at all fa- ;
istrieli trails 1
crown and defies
II is of
highly lustrous straw
■broad quill of glycerined
out from the side
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,
■ son 0 f (| le year and Is destined for
; those hours of ease and luxury when
j | t8 wearer dons evening or afternoon
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
; an, and may be relied upon for good
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.
England Must Dis - ^
pose of More Than
Haifa Million Horses,
. Many of Which Bear
in Battle . Qsy
BY LLOYD ALLEN
Special Staff Correspondent.
(Copyright Western Newspaper Union)
ON DON.—Over half n million
four-legged heroes of the wur,
of them "gold stripe"
are being given the
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
fl' - H
io ike, ,
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
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
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
One of the first lots sold went un
der the hammer at Ware's Edgeware
road repository, about the middle of
"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
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
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
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
more than twelve per cent.
•nn profitably fol
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
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
three ways :
number of practical
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
arnty order even
afford wide wastes
lighting and electro
made In Swo
>en adapted to 48
Electricity lias li
(10,(XX),(Xt0 acres of land Is
Stales at the end of 1H17
carried in the United
mint! purposes nre
tar by n new proct
f i r JL
veteran >. * u
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
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
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
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.
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
"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
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?
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
The importation of shoes into Culm
Is constantly Increasing. The Impor
tance of this trade should be
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
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
LOOK AT CHILD'S
TONGUE IF SICK,
HURRY, MOTHER! REMOVE POI«
80N8 FROM LITTLE STOMACH,
CUVE CALIFORNIA SYRUP OF FIQl
AT ONCE IF BILIOUS OR
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
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
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
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
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
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»
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
ounce of Othlne—double
■trengih—from your druggist, end »pply ■ little
of It night end
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*
April first ouglitn be birthday for o.
lot of birds we know.
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