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1—French soldiers taking captured German pontoons from a river. 2—Train drawing two lurge 310-niiHimeter
trench mortars with shells to an advanced position. 3—Antiaircraft rifle and other guns taken from ,'he Germans by
the Canadians.
Tliis view of part of Hospital 304, Alpine barracks, Alsace, shows that the French recognize the necessity of ivd"
quately protecting such places against the shells of the ruthless Huns. In the foreground is the entrance to the
operating room.
Some Italians may be undersized and squatty, but not the Alpini, Italy's
crack fighters. These men were picked, one from each company", from the
trenches along the Piave a few weeks ago. Not one of them had had less
•than two wounds, and many of them have survived four. They are shown
here on their arrival In Washington to boost the Liberty loan. Besides the
jAlpinl there are squads each of the Grenadieri and the Bersaglleri, or Feath
ered Devils.
The American Defense society is circulating this painting in the form of
a stamp for the benefit of the Fatherless Children of France, of which Marshal
.Joffre 1{» president. The picture was painted and presented to the cause bv
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WMtira Newspaper Union
The queen of Koumania calls to the
American people to buy Liberty bonds
to their utmost. She feels that the
sooner the enemy is defeated the
sooner her people and her country will
be liberated from the militaristic op
pression of the Hun. The photograph
shows the queen, at the left, with
Princess Elizabeth.
Evidently Wanted to "Doll Up."
Strange things, considering the sur
roundings, are asked for by our sol
diers In France of the women running
the Y. M. C. A. canteens. Elolse Rob
inson In a description of a typical
morning at the "Y" tells the follow
A South Carolina negro steps up to
the counter, asking:
"Yo' all got some complexion cream
this mo'nin', ma'am?"
"Two kinds." They are placed bo
fore him. He carefully reads the la
bels and selects the larger jar.
"Anything else?"
"Yassam. Some face powder, please,
War Libraries are Popular.
The camp libraries maintained by
the American Library association it
all the big training camps are very
popular. At Camp Greene, for In
stance, there were 320 men in the It
brary at 7 p. m. on a recent evening
looking for books, and at one tlnw
there were 57 men sitting on the floor
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Velours or Satin Practical Lines
Graceful and Clinging.
Separate Blouses and the Waistcoat
Vogue—Models Destined to Com
plement Tailored Suit.
For early fall wear, before It Is
cold enough to don a winter suit, a
coat dress Is one of the most practical
purchases. Fashioned of tricolette, of
wool velours or tricotine, as well as
heavy, double-faced ssjtln, a dress of
this type possesses the utmost dis
tinction, and in its tailored simplicity
a compromise between the usual
one-piece frock and the more conven
tional coat and skirt costume.
Just at present there are any num
ber of interesting frocks of tricolette
to be seen, and their clinging, graceful
lines are most attractive. Some are
almost sheathlike in their slimness,
and it behooves a woman to be quite
sure that she is properly corseted be
fore attempting such a gown, for
there are no folds or draperies to
camouflage discrepancies of figure.
Navy blue, black and a rich coppery
brown are the colors which predom
inate, and while some models show, a
flever use of extremely long fringe,
others have just a bit of heavy silk
braid about the neck or used for a
Rarely is there a bit of white to
relieve the severity of the neck line.
This is a trying fashion, but very
smart. Sometimes serge or satin is
combined with tricolette with excellent
results. The foundation is of navy
serge, and over this is worn a modi
fled tunic dress of navy tricolette
stitched and showing novel touches
in the cut of the sleeves and in the
flaps, which are caught down by but
tons of serge.
Once merely an integral part of
the frock or blouse, the waistcoat has
r.ow become a decisive factor in de
termining the success of one's cos
tume. Made of every conceivable ma
terial, It serves to break the exceed
ing simple, almost severe lines of our
Wfir-tlme frocks, and designers have
shown great ingenuity and cleverness
in planning and fashioning these lit
tle garments. They have gradually
lengthened until now some reach al
most to the knees, while others con
tent themselves with stopping just
below the waistline. As a rule a ma
terial Is chosen which In texture Is a
decided contrast to the gown Itself.
Jersey Is placed with satin, chiffon
with serge or pique, and linen with
velour, and the effect is always de
lightful, especially when the trimming
akes the form of conventional motifs
done In old-fashioned embroidery
stitches, chain stitching, done In wool
or slllc—the sted stitch of Chinese
work, as well as odd designs carried
out by couching or cross stitching.
Separate blouses have not escaped
the waistcoat vogue, and there are
some wonderfully interesting models
destined to cWnplement the tailored
suit which oifce more is back in
favor. One blouse of white batiste has
a waistcoat of handkerchief linen, with
a quilted design adapted from Persian
Characters. The design Is repeated on
the sleeves. Bather more simple, but
very graceful and becoming is another
Llouse of rose-colored batiste. This
has a long stole collar of sheer white
organdie ornamented by chintz do
signs placed back of the fabric and
stitched to It with rose-colored thread.
This is a cleverly modeled gpwn of
lavy blue satin and braided georgette.
The interesting drape at the side does
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A lovely gown of pearly gray bro
caded crepe. Its Russian inspiration
is shown in the long straight lines
slightly drawn in by broad band at
waist. Panels are placed cleverly at
the sides, and fastened to the broad
band of sable at the skirt edge. Very
new are the pleated sleeves, finished
by band of fur, and the muffler collar
with heavy silk tassels.
Midnight Blue, Deep Burgundy, Tobac
co Brown and a Silver Blue—,
The Mermaid Frock.
So far the buying of French gowns
has not begun. They have just started
to make their appearance from be
lated shipments. But as far as the
American fashions have run, and as
far as the season has settled Itself
down into a broad highway on which
we will tread, the colors that will win
out are midnight blue, deep Burgundy,
tobacco brown and a silvery light blue,
asserts a fasUion writer.
By the way, there is a remarkable
new gewn in this silvery blue. It used
to be called lake blue, and it may still
go by that name, for it has a peculiar
shimmer, of white over it like surface
water or moonlight. It is worth de
scribing In detail because it is new
and most alluring.
The gown made in It Is a mermaid
frock, and all the material used is
crinkled into a machine pleating that
Is finer than anything we have ever
known. It is a one-piece frock, with
a skirt that clings to the hips, goes In
at the ankles and knees, then spreads
out into a little froth over the feet
which Is kicked aside as the wes'rer
walks. There is a round bodice, with
a round decolletage, and two very flat
pieces that extend below the girdle on
the hips. The sleeves are like 11ns,
very short and pointed at the back.
A woman with yellow hair could
wear this frock and pass for a mer
maid. The gown Is of so supple and
transparent a texture that when it Is
iu the hand it shrinks into nothing
ness like a balloon with the air out
of it.
Footgear for Tripping the Light Fan
tastic Mby Be as Elaborate as
Wearer Wishes.
It matters not how plain our frocks
may be, our little dancing slipprrs can
be as gay as heart could wish. The
preferred footgear with these rather
somber and certainly very plain dress
es Is that of silver cloth such as we
have worn now for two seasons, with
or without buckles, just as you wish.
If buckles j*u choose, let them be as
large as yemr purse can afford, but
well made and not pasty looking at
that. As there is a new silver cloth
which does not tarnish, but can be
wiped off with soap and water, every
woman hails the "radium" slipper, as
it is called, joyfully.
Again a new evening slipper which
can accompany any sort of gown is
made of flesh-pink satin. Instead of
having a pointed vamp the top of this
i$ cut square across the foot and out
lined with a tiny band of iridescent
beads reaching across the foot from
side to side. It is new and very pret
ty—especially for our younger danc
Frocks Made in New Shade.
The bright French blup so fashion
able for so many patriotic months has
allowed a bit of green to streak it and
the turquoise result Is enchanting. A
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Strange Old Man in Missouri
Who Embittered the
Suspected of Setting Fires and De
stroying Grain, He Is Waylaid at
Night by Angry Neighbors
and Killed.
Kansas City.—High up in a lonely
cabin, on an elevation iu an overflow
district of the Missouri river, for more
than 30 years the mysterious "yarb
doctor" of Chariton county brewed his
medicines from herbs of the forest and
made prophecies to the country folk.
Who he was or where he came from
no one ever knew. He gave his name
as Sturman, but he never revealed his
true identity. His prophecies of death
and calamity came true so surely that
the people of the vicinity accredited
him with the powers of a wizard and
feared liim.
It is said that he predicted the pres
ent world war, declaring way back In
the early seventies that "in the last
part of (he lirst quarter of the new
century the harvest fields will be
stripped of their gleaners, as they will
be fighting a foe on a foreign soil, with
weapons not seen.before."
All of his remedies the old doctor
prepared in a room which he allowed
no one to else to enter. The gray,
weather-beaten house straddled tho
mound like a drunken horseman, look
ing as if at any time it might reel into
the lap of the swamp lands below.
A Tall, Bent Figure.
The appearance of the old man was
in keeping with his habitation. A tall,
bent figure humped over a cane
black eyes that glittered under
Was Ambushed and Killed.
tluttchlike eyebrows long, unkempt
beard and hair, surmounted by a coon
skin cap.
The sight of him coming down the
road in his ramshackle buggy, drawn
by a rickety old gray mare, made the
children scamper from the roadside.
The old man was a cripple when he
mysteriously put in his appearance in
the Missouri township. He was able to
get around only by means of his horse
and buggy. Although he gave freely
and without charge of his remedies,
he refused to "neighbor" with anyone.
As he sipped his toddy in the little
cross-roads store he quarreled with
the bystanders. He was constantly
engaged in some lawsuit and made
many bitter enemies.
And then there came a July night
when the men of the community decid
ed the old doctor had been a neighbor
hood nuisunce long enough. There
had been several fires in the township.
Buggy-wheel tracks were seen in the
vicinity of each. Following the fires
a number of sacks of wheat that were
loaded at tho old Keytesville landing
ready to be shipped to Kansas City
were cut one night and thousands of
bushels of grain lost. The same
wheel tracks were seen hear the land
ing. The community was enraged.
The old "yarb doctor" was held re
The next afternoon, as lie was jog
ging homeward, a number of men am
bushed in the lonely road riddled his
body, with bullets and hastily buried
him in a shallow grave.
Superstitious Fear.
The community approved, but later
on a dozen men were arrested for the
murder. When the court ordered the
body of the murdered man to be ex
humed* the whole neighborhood was
alarmed. They feared life might come
again to the old doctor. Prayer meet
ings in the churches and at the old
camp-meeting ground were set for the
Each man arrested, however, proved
an alibi. The prosecution was sudden
ly ended. The body was supposedly
nailed up in a walnut box and buried
in a deep grave. The neighborhood

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