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Silo's Citizenship Co - operation Bettet Roads Better Schools Community Building Farm Demonstrations Home Town Marketing WILL CHRISTMAS FIND YOU UNPREPARED? I per cent paid on Time Certificates 31 per cent paid a Savings Accounts First State Bank BOGALUSA, LA. Oldest Bank in Washington Parish STIMULATED BY. WAR 'INVENTORS DO LEST WORK DUR. ING CLASH OF ARMS. Value of Anti-Typhoid inoculation First Apparent During British-Boer Conflict-Water Wireless Im ! portant Discovery. War is at best a dismal, wasteful business. Yet there is one thing about it. It stimulates the brains of inven tors, and chemists and scientists in all the countries involved are working at high pressure. Some are busy about purely mili tary inventions, some to evolve sub stitutes for materials of industry, of which the import has suddenly ceased, others again are working for the bane. St of the sick and wounded. It was the Boer war which taught us the value of antityphoid inoculation. Nowadays, not only soldiers, but trav elers and explorers and all those who may have to risk drinking impure wa ter go in for this Inoculation, which in the long run will probably put an end to the ravages of one of mankind's worst enemies. The present war has already seen at least three important new medical in ventions, the most valuable of which Is undoubtedly the new serum called Coagulen. Coagulen is the invention of the gret Swiss surgeon, Professor Kocher. It Is in the form of a powder, which, before use, is mixed with water. Ap Idled to a wound, it almost instantly esagulates the blood and stops the bleeding, whether external or internal. It shortens snrgical operations and makes them less dangerous. The Trench medical headquarters speak moeest highly of coagulen. It will, no doubt, come into general use in all sur gical operations. Professor Prauher, an Austrian doc tar,. has discovered a preventive against typhus. It is a mixture con ltaIning anisol, which almost instantly 4destroys the hitherto invulnerable in eect which transmits the infection of ?sotted typhus. 308,213 Ford cars were sold last year. "The Universal Car." Your necessity. They serve everybldy, please everybody, save ontey for everybody by reliable service, economical opera tim and maintainance. Why experiment? Watch the Fords to by! Talk with the owners of Ford cars. Investigate for your self. Prices lower than ever. Runabout $390; Touring Car $440; f. o. b. Detroit. Why pay more? H. E. Rester Austin Street The odd thing about the discovery is that It came by chance. The pro fessor's assistant was told to use anise oil in the mixture which was being pre jared. Instead he put in anisol. A third invention which will be al. most as useful in peace as in war is a method for taking almost instantas neous X-ray photographs. Hitherto an exposure of many minutes has been necessary for X-ray photos. The searchlight has hardly been im. proved since 1886, when the first per fect parabolic mirror was produced. The chief disadvantage of the search. light has been that it could not be used In a ship that had not an electric installation. This has now been changed. A new searchlight has been evolved in which a mixture of acetylene and oxygen is burnt and the flame played on a small pellet of ceria, which emits an amaz ingly powerful light. The outfit is quite light and portable and can be carried and used by two men. It will be most valuable both on sea and land. Water wireless is another product of this tremendous struggle, which will probably in the future save thousands of human lives from collision at sea. At present it is being used for the do. tection of submarines; in the future passenger vessels will fnd it invalu able in times of fog. The French have a new air bomb which, when it bursts, produces cold so intense that the aviator who first used them in November last has placed it on record that he distinctly felt the chill at a height of 800 feet. It is suggested that a modification of these bombs will prove extremely useful in fire fighting, and will enable firemen to get to close quarters with the intense flame pro duced by the burning of oil wells. More Drags Needed. The splitlog drag has contributed more toward the economic mainten ance of public highways than any im plement of modern usage. It does not require special acts of the legislature, bond issues nor expensive educational campaigns to make it available as usually precedes construction work. A drag can be built or purchased for $20 and is easily operated by anyone who can drive a team. We need more drags. Trim Little Serving Aprons Trim little serving aprons, llke those shown in the picture given here, are made of lawn, dimity, dotted mull, cross-bar muslin or any other of the half transparent and inexpensive cot ton goods that launder well. The pat tern is neat and graceful and makes it possible to cut the apron from small pieces of goods which one may have left over from other things. The nat. row apron is cut with a panel and bib in one at the center and two side gores. These are set together with long strips of the material or with a contrasting material or with embroid ery insertion. The strips are long enough to pass over the shoulders and cross at the back. They are pinned to the waist line and covered by the band or ties that fasten the apron in a bow with short ends, at the back. The manner of setting together and finishing them is very simple. At the left of the picture is shown an apron cut from lawn, the pieces joined by plain strips, turned under along the edges and machine stitched to the gores. It is hemmed at the sides and bottom and across the top of the panel and a narrow band is set on at the top of each gore. An edging of machine made buttonhole-stitched scallops, New Ribbons in New Coquetries of Dress 41· I·· (i. '. % ~ ·LC (· ......... *.*:k *1~ ~ l· : .*4........ Iarling out the fowern of the field we must pass 6n to those of the palm garden and conservatory to fnd paral lels for the splendors of new ribbons. These latest blossoms of the looms, especially the lovely monotone rib bons, leave us marveling at their color and texture and amazed at the re sults of lntricate weaving. It Is no wonder that they Inaspire the artists of apparel to think out such happy eoquetries of dres as picturedhere. The ribbons used for these pieces are ahell-pl*k in color with a satin suri face broken by igures woven ,in, which play hide and seek as the light strikes them. One catches a waver ing water line which Is lost, while a rose leaps into notice or dots spring out like stars. It is all the trickery of light. Truly mankind has gone very far in the weaving of silk. The girdle and buoyant hair bow shown are made for a half-grown girl, and the slippers to add one more charm to lead to the story of the boudoir. They are of pink brocaded satin ribbon trimmed with narrow satin ribbon of the same color. The girdle requires ribbon six inches wide, or about that. There are many patterns in the monotone ribbons to choose from, but those showing small dots scattered over the surface are beautifully suited to young girls. A girdle like that shown in the picture fastens at the back with two short standing loops, and one longer hang ing loop over two ends. These are trimmed in a curve instead of the tual dtsonl. 4 heckle I gg at batha sad which can be bought by the yard and is very inexpensive, is set in along the edges as pictured. The ties are straight lengths of lawn finished with narrow hems. A band for the neck and cuffs for the sleeves area made to match by edging straight strips of the lawn with the scalloped embroidery. The second apron is of dotted swiss set together with an insertion of em broidery. A narrow hem finishes the sides and a wider one extends across the bottom. The bands for the collar and cuffs are made by sewing a hemmed strip of the swiss to a length of the insertion. The addition of the collar and cuf bands will make an attractive outfit to be worn by a maid who serves at table. There are several good designs for these aprons, all constructed with a view to making them launder as easily as a handkerchief. JULIA BOTTOMLEY. Black Net Sleeves. Collar and bishop sleeves of black net are effective in a blouse of white satin. The wrists are finished with fiaring picot edged frills. wound with narro satin ribbon, and the hanging loop Is slipped throagh it. The hair bow is mounted on an elas. tic band covered with plain .satin rib. bon shirred over it. It is merely a group of four loops very tightly bound -a the base, where they are sewed to the band. For the slippers tufted soles are bought kad covered with ribbon 'sowed over the tufted side. The uppers are lined with plain, thin silk and Sihshed with a shirred beand of narrow satin ribbon. This is formed nto.. a little rosette centered with a small but ton made by covering a mold with the ribbon. JULIA BOTTOMLEY. Shert Skirts. Girls in rather short skirts, slightly fuller but not really wide, are wearing short, loose backed coats with turned back collars and cuffs of Sne lingerie. A small toque of straw and silk trimmed with closely set lowers looks very well with a costume of this kind, and high laced boots of patent leather and light cloth, or neat brown boots, look equally well. The foolishly high heel is no longer in favor. Attractive Coats. The little coats and Jackets designe4 in many shapes are very attractive above the full short skirt. Very often these coatees are cut in loose sack shape, hanging away from the waist line in graceful effect. At other times they are cut with ridiculously short basques, stickin g out round the waist line, and ther ope wie in teoat Don't Worry About the Mo It will be only a few more days until you will have t. complete outfit for your family. Perhaps you are worrying about how you are going to dress then There will be shoes, underwear, and stockings and many other To buy. Don't Worry. Bring the family here, get they teed. Pay a little: down ad the remainder a lltt pay day. Isn't that fair enutgh.? Harry ý Tailor Columbia Street Attractive Hats That Mamma Can .. _ Not much that is new may be said about the hats for little girls, since mothers have been almost of one mind in selecting bonnet-like shapes for the fair little faces of their daughters. But here is something new in a soft hat of ribbon, and also a remodeled hat with braid brim and lace crown, which the home milliner will enjoy making for her own or for some other Small lady. The first hat is made of satin ribbon, in a light color, about four inches in width. Hardly two yards of it are needed, a little over a yard for one length and about three-quarters for the second for a child of five to six years. The longer length of ribbon is to be shirred over a cord on one edge and gathered on the other. The shorter length is gathered on one edge and joined to the gathered edge of the longer ribbon by a piping covered with a narrow bias band of satin or with a narrow ribbon. The remaining edge is to be gathered up with three shirred pintucks in a group near it. The gath ering thread at the edge is drawn up to form the top of the cap. Ready-made ruching in a double fold and a plaited frill of narrow lace are sewed in about the face. Tiny roses of chiffon, or ribbon, or little millinery flowers are set about the edge and the hat is finished ready for lining. The .Hling is to be cut from thin silk, or mull, matching the ribbon. It is made Hub of Three auistes. An Alpine point of curious interest just now, as the meeting place bf two hostile nations and an anxiously ob. servant neutral, is the Dresprachen. spitze (9,328 feet) near the 8telvio pass. As the name Implies, this height is the spot where not only three nas tlms--Switserland, Italy and Austria --set, but three lamguage-erman, Italian and the Latin of easiern Uwitserland. Two" siidlarly named peaks In the Alps have lost pblitical ealgnicae, since the IHsapebrga now own, In the one case, all three countries, In the other, twe of the three-the Dreherrensp$tze, junction of Tyrol, S lbergaýnd a ner, and the Drellaenderspitze, junction of Tyrol, the Voralberg and Switzerland.--L. don Chronicle. SCHOOL SUPPLIES Large Felt Covered Slates 10e 10 Slate pencils School Lunch Boxes . 10e Asstd. Color Chalk 5 colors; '. Folding Pocket Lunch Box0ec 5 Good Lead Pencils Book Satchels . 10c Good Lead pencil and holder Large Pencil Tablets Sc Fine Ink Tablets Drinking Cup 5c Drinking cup . * EVERYTHING FOR SCHOOL Uni'led 5, 10 and 25c C dmia Stru ,: ;r ,, -' .O-~ In two pieces-a circl; and a straight band edge and gathered inte the other. The hat with braid crown made of a cireluja gathered about the edge it. A frill of lace, not as the brim, is sewed to the crown and falls over aslly a collar is made' strip of crinoline with color, and covering this band of lace. This is set over the crown and Small satin covered butuf sewed about the crow and a little bow, with made of narrow satln ri on to the brim at each Choose soft thin ribbod ter for children's m the width according to thil little one's head. JULIA OF Water Lily Haltei Lucile, the dressmakeri water lilies are comingl' as a trimming for white are going to be so much summer. And certainly In their favor-that they pression of coolness, if they be worn with a combines white and leaf The grand duke iaced and down the ball of his "The Germans must Ripg!" he cried over. a "The Germans must not They must not. In no must they. It would :be'7 never le able to surviyv "But why not?" ecreet secretary, seemk* great men's agitationL. we are safe In P range of the biggest "Suppose we are," prand duke peevishly. are. What's the use... auntbaofre live illdve4 Germans get Rigs, those sons will surely eeme and here."