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Spring Coats of Silk and Wool.
So Ion- a- they must economize In wool, designers appear to have made up their minds t" do It gracefully. When they accomplish such a combi nation ns appears in the coat for spring, shown above, we are Inclined to he thankful for the necessity that mothers -in li lovely Invention. Rich satin and peach-skin velour vie with each other in it and the satin in a heavy soft quality cannot outclass the velour. The velour in fact is used as If for decorating the coat, but is an im portant part of the garment in which the two materials are nicely balanced. Tlie body of the coat is made of the satin and is cut full. The lower part Is of the velour sot on in a very wide hand tnnehinc stitched along the top. A shirred < ape collar of satin at the hack has its loir-tit doubled by u wide band of the velour. The cuffs art* made of it and ito* belt is bordered with it also. Tile I t it i- with* but the softness of the sjcin allows it to crush so that it slips tin- igh -lilies of satin at tin* Sides of the coat, tics at tin* front utid ] modest violet flaunts a shiny surface | and looks as If it had been candied and ribbons are given an extra coat of pol ish. In such a season foulard and satins for dresses follow as the night the day. They are here in all their brightness and interesting variety of patterns. Figured foulards make the most sim ple designs in dresses appear less sim ple than they are. The polka dot has returned along with foulards. It invites our atten tion in the dress shown at the left of the picture above, where white polka dots. In groups of three, spangle a sur face of tlag blue. This youthful model has a vestee of white wash satin at the front of the bodice and a cascade of short flounces at the back of the skirt. There is a girdle of the silk about tIn* waist that surprises us with a little dip at the front. In the manner of a decade ago. Not much foulard is need ed in a dress modeled on such simple lines; it is an unpretentious and pretty frock. In the dress at the right of the pic Foulards and Satins for Spring. t. ^ h hi ini^- ends. Altogether the do wn tvords with tin- new departure 0 ,lu* l'"iiihiu:itl(iii of silk Mini woo) by „ Sk,ntiiu • qually new features in its t'loiir j„ |llil(le [„ lijr|,(-wt.JjjJ1tS t lint ' 1','s I>*»:iut 1 ful fabric practiea! * iiml stunnier coats. Jj fasI‘l"n authority who Is a keen „ *'Xjo■ r need buver suvs that *omen nr,. *Ppnre| this buyer says emandlng sheen in their 'priug. Front top to toe, '^i hat shoes, the call is for lus 4 !ls s,l!f;uv* ori which the light plays k,' 'In' ‘s- All the displays bear out s assert ii in, in millinery, besides gleai “fe all am of rlhhons and satins, there ■""its of glazed fruits and tlow jj^. 1 ll(iaered wings and quills, var straws and ribbons. Even the tutv a iinii'ti more unerai use m umm rial is required to carry out the ideas of the designer. A tunic, with very full drapery. Is ornamented with hand embroidery in a design that Includes outlines of (lowers, foliage and birds. It has a surplice bodice with under sleeves of georgette crepe finished with a narrow hand of metallic ribbon at the front and at the edge of a narrow peplum. The georgette sleeves are finished at the wrist in the same way. This is a quiet hut rich looking frock in which its owner can dress up to the requirements of any occasion In these days of much latitude in dress. STRONG FIGHT TO BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES ARE PLANNING FOR THE CAM PAIGN THIS FALL. NORTH DAKOTA VINDICATED Disloyal Elements Rooted Out and j State Is Shown to Be Doing Its Full Share in War—Farm Labor Prob lem. By ARTHUR W. DUNN. Washington.—it is evident that both political parties are going to make a very strong fight for control of 1he house of representatives In the elec tions this fall, and at the same time elect as many senators as possible. It Is quite likely that there will he a close working agreement between the na tional committees and the congres sional committees and possibly the na tional committed will have more to do with the coming campaign than tlie congressional committees. Usually in the off years congressional committees take full charge of the campaigns for the election of members of the house, but both parties seem to regard the contest lids year of enough Importance to induce them to use all the power of the national organizations in the elec tions. There appears to be no lack of organization on the part of both par ties and it is evident that each confi dently expects to win the elections this fall. No state of community likes to have the brand of disloyalty placed upon it, ami consequently North Dakota is making every effort to get out from under the smirch which certain peo ple of that regi in placed upon the state In connection with the war. Senator MeCumber has several times Insisted upon the loyalty of his state, and very recently Claude S. Spencer of Itls marck, the capital, explained that the Ktate is now loyal to the core and has 8,000 men lu uniform. He went on to say that very effective steps had been tnken to root out the disloyal class that caused so much trouble and gave the state such n bad name. Units of state defense have been organized and armed. Those who have not rilles have shotguns and the probabilities are that they will make It rather disagreeable for any persons that undertake to preach disloyalty in the future. Senator Hardwick of Georgia docs not take kindly to the legislation that has been passed for war purposes, par ticularly when It Infringes on the Con stitution. The Georgia senator has a great reverence for that document, and even wartime necessity does not Im press him with the necessity for strain ing the ancient document to some ex tent. During a recent debate in the senate the Georgia senator said: “We have got to have a shipping cor poration, the government running the railroads, the government running busi ness credits in this country; we have got to have centralization at the ex pense of state governments, centraliza tion at the expense of Individualism In this republic, until we have heaped upon our people a system of laws that when the sum total Is carefully weighed is just about as obnoxious as the system under which the Russians lived before they got rid of the czar.” “Otherwise It is all right, I sup pose?” remarked Senator Reed of Mis souri. Secretary Houston of the agricul tural department believes thnt there are great possibilities for obtaining farm labor in cities, towns and vil lages, and the department hopes that every community will utilize all the man power possible in planting and harvesting crops this year. Here is a part of a statement made by Secretary Houston: "If soldiers are willing to serve In the trenches, t<* dig ditches, build rail roads and risk their lives, many civil ians can well afford to spare a part of their time to serve in the furrows and in the harvest Helds.” It is not often that a man voluntar ily retires from the senate. It often happens that a man will continue to lie a candidate, and say that he Is forced in because some one, forsooth, has said that lie would he beaten any how. Many a senator has none into a fight after saying that he would like to be relieved of the duty, and given that as a reason for his so doing. At the same time it Is not often that a taun retires when lie lias got rather easy sailing ahead, therefore, it is rather surprising that William Alden Smith of Michigan Should decide to get out of the senate at this time. William Alden has had a long career of pub lic service and he Is mighty well placed on committees, hut he has decided to retire even though Ills friends say that he timid easily he re-elected. "Gee, I should think they’d have a trolley line here!” is an expression that has frequently been heard by vis itors in the Yellowstone. Yosemite and other national parks. So far no per mits have been given for the construc tion of trolley lines, because it was feared that it would disfigure these great natural wonder-spots. But Sec retary Lane hns gone to the extent of allowing automobiles to be used in the parks, although that caused n protest on tlie ground that it would scare the wild animals and birds. Now Secre tary Lane has gone u step farther and i i allowed motorcycles to go into thes* vupious parks. Cato Sells, commissioner of Indian affairs, is very proud of the part which the Indians have taken in war activities. In a recent letter he points out that their subscription to the first Liberty loan amounted to $4,007.850. and to the second. $-1 ,.‘102,750. The In dians have also participated In Ited Cross work and the schools have done a lot to help furnish supplies for the war. More than that, the Indians have gone into the service as* volunteers, and are likely to he found on tlie tight- i ing line in due time. Kver since the United States nc- i cpiired the Philippine islands, near ly twenty years ago, there lias been more or less of an uneasy feeling in regard to Japan. Out of this has grown what has been termed the “yel low peril." For many years the Jap anese menace was dragged out when ever there was an army or naval ap propriation hill considered, and the danger which Japan was to the inter- i ests of the United States given as a J reason why both the army and the i navy should he greatly strengthened. Probably this long period of uneasi ness or apprehension is responsible for j the feeling of uncertainty that exists in regard to Japan’s activities in east- I cm Russia. There have been criti cisms of Japan because she would not furnish men, ships or money at any point where there was real lighting against Germany, although she is one of tin' allies and was one of the coun tries early in the tight. Hut now it is believed her own interests may be threatened and for that reason she Is willing to take an active part, and. Just as she is ready to do so, there seems to be a sort of scary feeling tis to whether till will lie well after Japan has had her way in Siberia. More rigid methods of dealing with spies in this country are likely to be utilized if any American soldiers should bo shot for disobedience of or ders. For instance, the sentiment seems to he expressed pretty generally by public men in Washington thnt they do not look kindly upon death sentences for soldiers who may have fallen asleep while on duty at the front, while spies in this country are let off with sentences of a year’s or two years’ Imprisonment. Talk on this sub ject develops the fuet that Americans generally would rather see the spies shot than these soldier boys who, of course, are subject to severe penalties for violation of orders. Some of the saddest stories of the Civil war are of those eases where men were court-martialed and ordered shot for going to sleep on picket duty. Whenever possible President Lincoln pardoned such men. There Is also a demand by military authorities for the shooting of deserters In this country, hut the sentiment is still against such drastic notion and will he until some of the spies that have been doing such damage are sentenced to the usual penalties prescribed for spies. Seven miles above Washington is the historic Cabin John bridge. The few persons who puss that way notice tiiat workmen are busy on one corner of the bridge, and If they stopped to investigate they would find that the workmen are engaged In restoring the name of Jefferson Davis to a big stone which forms part of the structure. When this bridge was built Jefferson Davis was secretary of war, and his name was placed upon the bridge be cause it was built under the direction of the war department. During the Civil war, when an intense prejudice arose in the North against Jefferson Davis, somebody chiseled his name off Cabin John bridge. I!ut now that feel ing lias all subsided and his name is to be restored. In this connection It may be men tioned that there are quite a number of people who feel great Indignation when they think of the statue of Fred erick William the (treat, the ancestor of the present leader of the Huns, standing In front of tin* war college In one of our big military reservations In Washington. It has been proposed that this statue should be torn down i and melted into bullets for tin* use of tin* troops who are now facing tin* Huns In France. The differences between the Missis sippi senators, who never speak to eueh other and cordially detest each other, often furnishes a nice little by play in the senate. Not lent; ago dur ing the discussion of the shortage ot farm help Senator Vardanttm of Mis sissippi suggested th.'tt the soldiers who knew anything about working on a farm should he furloughed so that they could go home and help make a large crop. I>> the course of an hour or so Senator Williams took the floor and ridiculed the idea with alt of the sarcastic Invective at Ids command, al though he never mentioned Varda man or Intimated that Vardanian had taken the other side. Williams told a story about how old <Jov. Joe Itrown of Georgia wanted the soldiers to come home during the war between the states and work on the farm until they were wanted to go Into battle, and then they would he sent hack again. The discussion developed that only about 1 per cent of the farm labor had been taken for service In the war. The real facts are that farm labor has gone to the cities and the big towns, where there Is n great demand for labor with high prices. Beyond Hope. “So you’ve quarreled with your fiancee?” “Yea I fear It’s all over.” “Don't give up so easily. Call her on the telephone.” "It's no use. She used to know who I was the moment 1 wsld ‘Hello.’ Now she positively refuses to i recognize my voice.”—Birmingham i Age-lleral<l. 1 I. THE STORY. “Who shall roll away the stone From the tomb so dark and drear?" Sigh the loving women come To anoint that Form so dear. Lo, an angel robed in white Guards the place where late he lay; Powers of Darkness, shades of night, May not hold the Prince of Day. "Ye your risen Lord shall see, Quickly his disciples tell, Follow him *o Galilee, Even Peter, thrice who fell.” First to Mary will he come Seeking where her Lord doth lie, To his tender well-loved tone “Rabbonl," her glad reply. "He was known of them In breaking of bread.” Him they'll know In breaking bread, Though the hands now pierced be Which the hungry thousands fed By the shores of Galilee. Him they’ll meet from day to day As their earthly tasks they ply, By the sea, along the way— "Peace!" and “Fear not, it is II” Forty days on earth he’ll spend, Still to put his glory by, Then to heaven to ascend Unto God's right hand on high. Follow him to Bethany, Haven of his earthly rest, Meet it is that thou shouldst be With his presence latest ble6tl Tarry at Jerusalem, Mourning not as comfortless, Till the Holy Spirit come Here your waiting hearts to bless. Though no more on earth, apart, Ye may walk by his dear side, Yet his spirit in each heart To eternal truth shall guide. II. THE LESSON. “Thou shalt be with me in Paradise.” Fear no longer death, the tomb: He is risen, thou shalt rise. Easter light dispels the gloom, With thy Lord is Paradise. “We which ure alive and remain shall be caught up to meet the Lord In the air. And so shull we ever be with the Lord." Tarry till he call thee home; If from earth to take thy rest, Or to wait until he come— "With the Lord" forever blesL HELD CONVICTION OF TRUTH Greatest Spiritual Phenomenon In His tory Seen in Transformation of tho Savior’s Closest Followers. The Christian 1ms more tlmn “an In timation of eternity.” Instead of n yearning, supported though it he by analogies in nature, lie has a positive assurance that Jesus became “the first fruits of them that slept." Uncon vincing as the proofs cited by St. Paul In Corinthians und Galatians and the stories of tho Evangelists might be, standing alone, the greatest spiritual phenomenon In history gives the scof fer pause. We refer to the transforma tion in the character and conduct of the Gulilean peasants, ufter their dream of a new kingdom and Wielr hope of power and place were shut tered by crucifixion of their leader as a criminal. They were huddled to gether in an upper chamber, dreading the same fate. Suddenly they were turned into the boldest, most unselfish, most fervent preachers of a risen Christ, defying the power of Rome and of the priestly crew at Jerusalem. They testified to the resurrection and ascension and counted It a glorious privilege to seal their testimony with their blood. They had neither the pow er nor the purpose of Imposture. They welcomed dungeons, scourglngs, fire, sword, caldrons of burning oil and cruel crosses, crying, with faces shin ing like unto those of ungels, In the words of their earliest persecutor and their greatest conveft: “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where Is thy victory ?" CROSS IN HISTORY Proof That It Was Mystic Em blem Long Before the Time of Christianity. IN the Latin Vulgate the prophet Ezekiel says in Chapter 9:4-6, that those whom the Lord wished to save from the sword he caused tho man with the inkhorn to mark on tho forehead with tho sign “thau” which is the name of the Hebrew let ter of the shape of a cross. In the English version tills is thus trans lated, the reading being: "And the Lord said unto him: Go througli the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, und set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and cry for all the abomina tions that he done In tho midst there of." I’rescott tells us that the Simnlard found the cross an object of worship in many of the native temples of Mexico. Doctor Hrlnton in his "Myths” de viates that the Indlnns regarded the sign of (lie cross as a mystic emblem, even before they ever heard of Chris tianity. The hammer of the god Thor was of t tie shape of a cross, a fact of which Longfellow appears to have been ig norant, for at the feast of King Olaf, lie has represented the two signs us made in opposition lo each other. Tiie Itev. Haring Gould lias said ho found no difllculty in believing that the sign of the cross was an important emblem in nearly all primeval relig ions. Cicero Inveighed often nnd fiercely against the use of the cross as an in strument of torture and death. He Cross on Hill In Palestine. argued that It was shameful to the Homans to use a method so utterly barbarous. Had his advice been taken what would now hold the place of the cross as the emblem of the Chrlstlua religion? They Walk With God. Today, why should we seek the liv ing among the dead? Our vunlshed loved ones nre mvt in the dust of our cemeteries; they walk with God In white. As shone the angel faces and the angel robes, so shine their faces and their white-robed forms In light. We walk alone for a while. There are empty places In home and church; there are empty chairs and empty arms; but there is a light still burning where they were; a light In the mourn ing mother’s arms, u strange, sweet light In the home; something like a glory in tho very ulr, as though angels had swept pust on gleaming wings, and left a train of light from earth to heaven. Oh, s<jek the living among the living! Lift up your sad faces to ward the light, toward the smiles which are falling from heaven, and let this Easter time he full of faith and hope and praise! “Why seek ye the living among the dead?” “Jesus and his own are alive for evermore.”—F. M. Bristol, D. D. WILLIE'S EASTER DREAM Mr. E. Egg—HI, Egbert I Let1* "pick” boys. I'll bet mine's the hard eat.