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Thursday, May 16, 1918.
1 This is the picture I saw last Janu ary in France,—and you have merci fully changed it! Color enough there was—above, the eternal blue in the background, fields of living green Which the German shells could not prevent from creeping back In the middle foreground, a long village atreet so battered and burned that It was merely a canyon of cream-col ored ruins. In front of one little broken house wore four figures In black—an old woman, poking among the fallen stones in a vain search for wmcthlv that could be used a younger woman, seated on what had once been a doorstep, with her face bidden in her arms and a little boy and girl, who stared, half frightened, half curious, at the desolation about them. The little boy held In his thin band a Red Cross flag. All four were pale and gaunt the faces and bodies .of the children showed none of the round curves that make the beauty of child. This Is their history: When the war broke out, Mme. Pelller, her mother and her four younger children were visiting her husband's mother In the north of France. Her husband and two elder sons were at home in Lorraine taking care of the summer crops. Then the war! The mother In-law of Mme. Pellier was ill and could not be left. Her old mother was afraid to travel to Lorraine with the full care of the four children. Be fore they could all start together the Germans invaded. Bad news is allow ed to come into northern France, and so as the months passed Mme. Pellier learned that her village home had been bombarded and that her husband and two sons had been killed. Except for the Belgian Relief Commission, which operates in northern France also, she and her little ones would have starved outright. At the best they were un dernourished. Then the great push began, and hopes for France grew -high. But as the French soldiers ad vanced they had to bombard the north ern towns. Mme. Pellier begged the Germans to let her go away with her children—even into Germany. This was refused. She tried to seek safety In some cellar whenever there was a bombardment. Nevertheless a shell killed two of her children. Found Her Homo Gene. Home gone husband gone brave •oldier sons gone little, tender boys torn Into shreds! That woman's face would have shown you what she had suffered—her face against the batter ed ruins the Germans had made. At last she and her mother and her two remaining children were repatriated. They knew the infinite relief of cross Red Cross News Notes RED CROSS CALENDAR First Thursday of Each Month Second Thursday of Each Month Third Thursday of Each Month Last Thursday of Each Month First Friday of this Month Second Friday of this Month Third Friday of this Month Last Friday of this Month The Mondays of each week are devoted to Red Cross sewing, and the Saturdays to Red Cross knitting for a while. The Red Cross instructors wish to have it announced that any one is invited to help work on any of the days mentioned above, and that the days are not for the organizations alone. It is also requested that anyone in need of Red Cross material to work on or has work to turn in will please call at the Elk's Home. Catarrh of Throat Miss Amalie Ruzicka, 1449 South 16th St., Omaha, Nebraska, writes: "I have suffered with catarrh of the throat. I caught cold and it settled In my throat, and I coughed badly and was very weak. I could not sleep and had no appetite. I had two doc tors, and had taken so many different medicines and found no help. I thought I will have to give up but at last my mother read about Peruna, so I thought of trying that great medicine Peruna. got a bottle of it and in about four days I almost stopped coughing, and after a while I surely found relief, and from that time we are not without Peruna in our home." Catholic Altar Society Methodist Ladies Aid Episcopal Guild Congregational Ladies Aid American Lutheran Aid Yeoman Lodge Norwegian Lutheran Aid Royal Neighbors hMy HUSBAND GONE-SONS GONE HOME AND RELATIVES GONE A Fact Story Telling Just What the Red Gross Did for Mme. Peltier. By an Eye Witness MAUDE RADFORD WARREN ing into Switzerland und then into Haute-Savoie. From there they went to Lorraine. Mme. Pellier hoped that, even though her village had been bom barded, her home might have escaped. She found nothing except her bare fields. You changed that picture, you Amer icans, who can never be bombarded, who can never lose through war five out of the seven dearest to you. It was not your husband and children who died not your wife who was widowed not your little ones who came back, bony and tubercular, to a home that had vanished. Not yours, but only the grace of accident saved you not yours, but it might have been and so you changed the picture. Tou could not build up with your own hands that heap of stones into a home, nor till the fields, nor bring Mme. Pel lier baek to hope and the children back to health. But through the Red Cross you saved the remnants of that family that had suffered as you might have suffered. Things the Red Cross Did. Tou took the mother of Mme. Pel lier to a Red Cross hospital to be treat ed for anaemia. You took the little girl, who was in the first stages of tuberculosis, to a Red Cross sani tarium. You found a place which could be made habitable for Mme. Pel lier near her fields which she waa anxious to till. You gave her clothes and furniture you got her seeds you lent her Implements. You sent a vis iting doctor to watch over her health and that of her little boy. You sent nurses, who achieved the mighty vic tory of making her and the child take baths. Later you persuaded her to let him go to a refuge not far away where he might attend school and where she could often visit him. Through the help of your Red Cross hope and cour age and ambition have come back to that woman, and s|ie is rebuilding her family life. The biggest thing one hu man being can do for another you, if you are a helper of the Red Cross, have done for that mother. Red Cross! I saw its work every where In Frsnce^in fields and In blasted villages In hospitals and schools and clinics In refuges and vestiaries fer widows and orphans and for the sick children of soldiers fight ing to keep yeu safe ffem the enemy. This symbol of help has a double meaning now for Americans, who have always taken for granted the blessing of safety. It stsnds for your willing, oess to pay the price of exemption, of pity, of sympathy. A bitter, black road this rosd of war, but across It, like a beacon of hope, you have flung the Red Cross. Could Not Sleep No Appetite Now Well. We Always Have PERUNA in Home. Those who objcct to limine! medi cines can procure Peruna Tablet*. A young Italian officer did exactly that—gave the shirt off his back to a baby Just born. It was during a flight of the Italian refugees Just after the Italian army had been tricked by the Austrians. Here's the story: An Italian officer, who had been a volunteer worker at the station when the crush came through, walked into the American Red Cross office at Bo logna, Italy, and told of a poor young woman who had given birth to a baby on the train in which he was riding a few night's previously. They had been riding for over 16 hours, and the Relatives and friends of soldiers in various camps and cantonments have been warned by the war department to beware of a certain swindle that has already been practiced success fully in a number of instances. In each instance the relatives have received a telegram, purporting to come from the man in service, declar ing that he has been discharged, and requesting money to pay for his uni form and transportation home. Every telegram asks that the money be sent with ^identification precaptions waiv ed. The warning from the war de partment urges all recipients of such messagec to first wire the command ing officer at the camp for confirma tion of the discharge before sending the money. A Red Cross auction sale held in Presho, S. D.—a town of six hundred inhabitants—netted the organization $6,000. Pedigreed stock, poultry, seed grain and potatoes were among the things donated by the people of the community. A small pig brought $150, and a turkey $375. One feature of the sale was a num* ber of pieces of gold, currency and checks which were sold for several times their value. One ten dollar gold piece brought $25. Robert McGinn, president of the Farmers & Merchants State Bank, nated 160 acres of good farm land to Thief River Falls, Minn., has do the Pennington county chapter of the Red Cross. Plans are being made to sell the land at as high a figure as possible and, no doubt, it will be sold by the chapter to the person making the best offer. Bids will be received until May 1. Our Red Cross in France The "Petit Parisien" gives us a charming and moving picture of the work of our Red Cross on behalf of refugees during the great battle in France: Women and children from Amiens were still arriving yesterday. Most of them had left that city two or three days earlier. Passenger trains not being able to move freely now over lines encumbered with troops and with war material, it is necessary to send these convoys over the most improb able routes. The travelers arrive tired out, with the noise of the cannon that was raging at twenty kilometers from their city still ringing in their ears. Two mothers are camped in the midst of their miserable bundles and thirteen youngsters—one of them has five to her credit, the other eight. Among them are children who hard ly know how to walk, and the fear of losing one of the covey is a verit able obsession of these two poor moth ers, who are constantly looking this way and that without finding a place where they can be comforted. On the station platform an Amer ican soldier of the Red Cross inspects the newcomers and offers his aid. Promptly he takes possession of the two smallest that he hangs on his arm. It is indeed infinitely touching to see these two tiny babies almost lost in the arms of this kind-faced colossus. He stammers to the moth ers a few encouraging phrases, half in English, half in French, and indi cates with a nod of his head the way to go, and, in a few seconds, the chil dren are all dressed in new clothes from head to foot, and the mothers cannot restrain a happy smile before their little ones' exclamations of de light. And so it was all day! The repre sentatives of the American Red Cross would not let these unfortunate French leave the station till they could say: "We have need of nothing more!" How many meals were serv ed in this station since our allies FULL MAN-SIZED HAM SANDWICH What Ten Minutes for Re« freshments Means in Modern War. Think of what refreshments mean "over there." Think of the Sammle or the Poilu coming out of the trenches with a thirty-six hour leave of ab aence, getting aboard the train or mo tor on the L. O. C.—the Line of Com munication hetween the front and the fear. Think of these tired fellows WILU8T0N GRAPHIC HE GAVE HIS SHIRT OFF HIS BACK How an Italian Officer Traveling on Train Helped a New Born Baby. One .of the ways to say that a man Is good hearted is to descend to ex pressive Amerlcanese slang and say "he'd give you his shirt." wretchedly poor and disheartened mother had been jammed in with the hundreds of other frightened Italians on the sauie train. Hungry, tired and miserable and in a frightfully weak ened condition, she had scarcely suffi cient clothes for herself, not to speak of properly caring for a newborn babe. The young officer stripped himself of his shirt, and there among this fright ened, hulf starved, forlorn crowd the poor Italian infant was wrapped In its first body covering. Mother and babe were afterwards nursed back to health, clothed and looked after by the American Red Cross. And this is only one small, is olated incident among thousands that come under the working of the Red Cross. took hold! How many clothes dis tributed! How much money given! And all this with such an expression of true fellowship that our poor com patriots were profoundly moved. Thanks to the service of the auto mobiles installed at the hours of ar rival, the exaeues finished the night mare travel in a vehicle. Our allies installed their autos in separate groups—each bearing a sign lettered with the name of the station toward which the autos were going—in such a way that there should be no error, no loss of time. If the hour of the train which was to take the refugees out into the country was past, the auto takes the voyagers to a building where they can sleep next day it comes back to look for them and for their baggage. Columbus, Mont., claims the dis tinction of having the youngest Red Cross member in the world. When Beryle Bernice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Baumgartner, was only one minute old, a Red Cross member ship card was filled in with her name, her annual dues paid and a Red Cross pin placed on her crib. Secretary of War Newton D. Baker issued the following statement after he had inspected certain Red Cross activities in France—including hos pitals, rest stations,' canteens and stores: "When one is in the zone of the Armies or in the supply areas word* of appreciation or praise for the American Red Cross seem superfluous. "The foresight that has character ized its present and prospective op erations has been a source of pride to the commanding officers of the American Expeditionary Forces, and should be a source of comfort to the people of the United States who have made it possible and who I know will enable it to carry on and expand." Secretary Baker was particularly struck with the work being done at a big American aviation camp, ac cording to a cablegram from Major Perkins, American Red Cross com missioner to Europe received at na tional headquarters. He visited offi cers' mess and rest rooms, and also the enlisted men's rest room. He watched Red Cross Women serve ca dets and soldiers with coffee, chocolate and sandwiches. He inspected a huge army ware house where the Red Cross had large quantities of surgical dressings, in struments, splints, pajamas and oth er hospital supplies. He visited sev eral hospitals. He saw the reading material, tobacco supplies and equip ment furnished by the Red Cross and one exacuation hospital, in par ticular, where the Red Cross had stepped into the emergency and fur nished beds, bedding, surgical instru ments and surgical dressings. General Pershing, who accompanied Secretary Baker, also complimented the Red Cross on its activities. Your Old Hat MADE NEW Let us renovate your Felt and Panama Hats M. GIBOUT 612 N. Main. Phone CIS stopping ten minutes for refreshments at a Red Cross Canteen. Think of a big cup of hot cofTee and a wealth of man-sized ham sand wiches served by the Red Cross—wo men with the Joy of service in their eyes. Think of ten minutes for re freshments within sound of the guns— such refreshments served by such wo men. Did ever a weary lad have such refreshments? Did ever a cup of cof fee and a sandwich taste so good? It is service like this, the supplying of "food that's got a homey taste" at time when a man's spirits are likely to be at lowest ebb, that moved a Com manding General of the American Forces to write on December 30: "The extent of the work of the Red Cross is only limited by the number of mem bers it has snd the amount of funde available for Its use." Ry Mrs. Elvira Hyatt It pays to have high ideals for our children, and to respect their individ uality. Much can be accomplished by expecting children to be good, and by showing them that we trust them. We should never call a child "bad." never wound his self-respect. This does not mean that his naughty ac tions should be "glossed over," but, as one wise educator has expressed it, we should realize that every fault is simply the absence of some virtue and we should try to build up that quality in which the child is deficient, rather than condemn him for that which he has not. Build up the virtues, an dthe faults will disappear. If a child is selfish, we should dwell on unselfishness if the child is untidy, on neatness if slow, on quickness and we should al ways remember to praise even the slightest sig nof the virtue we are working to cultivate. A child will try to live up to the thing for which he is praised. "How quiet and helpful my little Peggy is today," will do more good than a dozen scoldings about noise and mischief. Stories can be told to arouse and stimulate high ideals. Stories have a wonderful educational value and al most any lesson can be taught in story form. Tell stories about birds, trees, flowers, animals, great and good men, simple stories of home and family life, stories from history and from the Bible. The eager little minds are ready for anything you wish to give them, and if you are a natural story teller great indeed is your opportu nity. Ideals of right conduct, love of family and sympathy with every liv ing thing can all be given through the right use of stories. Much has been said and written about pre-natal influence, but volumes more are needed on post-natal influ ences. One of the first things a baby learns is to "smile back" at his mother, and in all his earliest years the child reflects the attitude of tho?e around him. He imitates the things which he sees and hears, in order to understand them, and "As the twig is bent, the tree's inclined." Training Little Children A true mother leads a consecrated life. She will always be absolutely truthful and will keep every promise made to her child. She will recog nize the good in all things and will never speak ill of anyone in her child's presence. She will keep away all thoughts of fear, and will awak en a spirit of loving service toward others and a growing belief in the Power which is within himself, until at last he grows into recognition of the universal love and goodness which underlie the whole life. Please pass this article on to 7 THREE Page ihr— friend and thus help Uncle Sam reaclh all the mothers of the country. CUT WORMS Cut worms are about an inch long* and a dirty gray color. They live ill' the soil and at night eat off plants at* the surface of the soil. One way to protect transplanted plants is to wrap paper around the stem so it will ex tend an inch above and below the soil. The cut worms can be poisoned with the following: One teaspoon of paris green, 1 tablespoon strong molasses mixed into 1 pint of bran* Add enough water to make a wash. Scatter this near the plants in the evening. The molasses attracts the cut worms.— Extension Dis., N. D. Agr. College. SEED CORN Farmers wishing to secure seed corn can obtain same by writing Prof. Shepperd, Agriculture Department, Agricultural College, Fargo, N. D. The corn is Connecticut Flint and ia six dollars a bushel, including sacks,, f. o. b. Fargo, N. Dak. "See 'Gets-It* Rati OH This Cam." IMTN The Toe at Smooth as the Palm of Your Band. The corn never grew that "Gets It" will not pet. It never irritates the flesh, never makes your toe sore. Just two drops of ,Oets-It" and §hortly resto! the corn-pain vanishes, you can peef the corn ri|ht U'sWMNfeffultoWCctoJrPeslOffCmif off with your finger and there you are—pain-free and happy, with the. toe as smooth and corn-free as your palm. "Gets-lt" is the only safe way in the world to treat a corn or callus. It's the sure way—the way that never fails. It is tried and true —used by millions every year. It always works. "Gets-It" makes cut ting and digging at acorn and fuss ing with bandages, salves or any thing else entirely unnecessary. "Gets-It," the guaranteed, money back corn-remover, the only sure way. costs but a trifle at any drug store. M'f'd by E. Lawrence ft Co.,Chicago, I1L Sold in Williston and recommended as the world's best corn remedy by Erick Kather and Williston Drug Co. -is the great war time sweetmeat. the benefit, the pleasure, the economy of a 5c package of WRIGLEV'S —has made it the fa vorite "sweet ration of the Allied armies. —send it to your friend af the front: —it's the handiest, longest lasting re freshment be can carry CHEW IT AFTER EVERY MEAL The Flavor Lasts