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THE TIMES: 1IAX 20, 1919
Memorial Day
1 theiReMnffex:.
Girls! Make beauty lotion for
a few cents Try It!
Squeeze the Juice of two lemon
Jnto a bottle containing three ounces
of orchard white, shake w?ll, and you
have a quarter pint of the beat freckle
and tan lotion, and complexion beau-
tltler, at very, very small cost.
Your grocer has the lemons and
any drug; store or toilet counter will
supply three ounces of orchard white
for a few cents. Massage this sweetly
fragrant lotion Into the face, neck,
arms and hands each day and see how
freckles and blemishes disappear and
Jhow clear, soft and rosy-white the
kin become. Tes! It Is harmlei
and never Irritates. Adv.
Doesn't hurt at all costs
a cents
fnis! Just drop a little Freezone
n that touchy corn. Instantly It stops
stchinir, then you lift the corn off with
the fingers. Truly! No humbug!
Try Freezonel Your drtiggtst sells
a tlnybottle for a few cents, sufficient
to rid you feet of every hard corn,
soft corn, or corn between the toes.
and caliusos, without one particle of
pain, soreness or Irritation. Freezone
is the discovery of a noted Cincinnati
Kenlus. Adv.
Heal Wonder-Worker
For Wrinklpd Faces
Those who have tried all sorts of
fo-callcd "wrinkle removers" In a
vain effort to lose those unwelcome
traces of nre. Illness or worry, can
scarcely find words to express their
delight with the wonderful saxollte
formula, once they have given it a
trial. The success of this method Is
due not alone to Its marvelous effec
tiveness upon the deepest lines and
rrnwsfeet, as well as upon the very
fine ones but also to Its surprising
ly quick action and its entire harm
Kssness. It simplicity is another
commendable feature, for one need
only dissolve an ounce of powdered
Kisolite In. a half pint witch hazel, and
bathe the face In this solution. At
once a remarkable transformation la
It is not only the effect on wrin
kles and creases that is so noticeable,
but facial contour Is remarkably im
proved and the face looks much
younver. One should be sure to ask
the drugs'" for the powdered saxo
llte. The lotion, being so refreshing,
Is particularly grateful to tired faces'
Put Vigor and Ambition In
to Run-Down, Tired
Out People
'if you feet tired out, out of sorts, de
spondent, mentally or physically de
pressed, and lack the desire to accom
plish things, get a 60 cent box of Wen
dell's Ambition Pills at Hlndle's
pharmacy or Joseph l. Hartigan's to
day and take the first big step toward
feeling better right away.
If you drink too much, smoke too
much, or are nervous because of over
work of any kind. Wendell's Ambition
Pills will make you feel better In three
days or money back from Hindle's
Pharmacy and Joseph 1. Hartigan's
on the first box purchased.
For all affections of thu nervous sys
tem, constipation, loss of appetite.lack
of confidence, trembling, kidney or liv
er complaints, sleeplessness, exhausted
vitality or weakness ot any kind get
box of Wendell's Ambition Pills to
lay on the money back plan. Adv.
How many times have barbers given
this advice to men who are losing
their hair because of dandruff and
scalp irritation. At night rub Cuti
cura Ointment into the scalp. Next
morning shampoo with Caticura Soap
and hot water. A clean, healthy
(scalp mean good hair.
Concurs Talcum is sn antiseptic, prophy
lactic, soothing itn.' mi f powder of dehcate.
faacmatms fragrance. 25c. fwi
"She says she's going to give sing
ing lessons."
"She'll have to. NotoodyM aver pay
j What Does It Mean
CPlSSx--': What does It mean, this marching past ' iSfSClSTx'Si 3 If
'CTT1 Ss-W Tou have heard of the host that was -OV'''2i ft 1. I, 1
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V I'i " kJs D ( 1 ' V,t endeared the Gray and honored the . T
M . ) Tou have heard of the cause that waa fl JfJ''
' IK" O-K lost and won. Zjlf I Y
VI It y I 1 But what Is the lesson you teach your ' n 7j I j
fil t And What th meltnlns of thI to youT -1 j I nil
fl VlJ s r I 'J O "What does It maan. this trudging by ) II ll J
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1J A I A And what Is the meaning of this to youT I I
A . They offered all that the brave may give . 1 J
V 11 If j Ml Wh're tho selnsh prey and the timid V fl
W V Dearer to them than the right to live ! X 'X I II
A 11 J V I WaB ,h" right to die In their country's
jTjJ NS V Thinking that thus they receive their ?
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Jv . But what Is the lesson your son has A -
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-S. K. Klser. ' '
The Girl Of Bafflers'
By a French Staff Officer
(Copyright, 1919, By Thelnterna
tlonal News Bureau, Inc.)
We were coming back from an
outpost near Ballleul on a bitterly
cold night. Hawthorn had been hav
ing a look at the Maxim and anti-aircrafts
guns placed round the post,
and I went with him because we
liked each other's company. Haw
thorn was a colonel attached to the
etalt of a British corps. 1 was a mere
French sub., also attached to tho
corps, but rank counted for little be
tween 119.
It was one o'clock in the morning.,
We trudged along in the deep enow.
I was smoking, and the colonel was
thinking thinking hard. Presently
he pushed his saucy Glengarry for
Hawthorn, perfect gentleman and
ideal soldier, was a Scot further
over his left ear. This meant busi
ness, I knew. i
"We're all .disgusted," he burst uot.
"with the atrocities the German
have been committing here during
the short time they were in this part
of the country. Instructions recently
came from G. II. Q. to make a list of
the worst cases, with full accounts.
signatures of witnesses and victims
when possible, and so on.
"This may be useful when the war
has been finally settled and the day
of reckoning comes. The trouble Is
the victims, naturally- enough I'm
thinking of the women, of course
aren't a bit anxious to tell their piti
ful tales. They feel ashamed. Can't
blame 'em, but justice must have its
way. It's a painful Job."
Only a Peasant Girl.
"What we are after are facta,
proven facts, unimpeachable evi
dence, dead certs, you understand.
And we want descriptions and names
of the Huns responsible. There's one
case most revolting a young .girl,
a mere child, tortured there's no
word for it. Neighbors spoke, and
there Is a grandfather. He won't
say much, and the girl Is in bed, ser
iously 111, and she won't speak at
"And you want to help me? Tou
think she might tell me one of her
own people? I asked.
"Exactly! The house Is a small one
In a big garden on the Lille Road, a
mile from town."
"I can't say the task pleases me
"It's pleasant of course, and It has
nothing to do with your duties, but 1
Just want you to help in this. If
there was never a Hun deserving of
the worst conceivable punishment
It's the Hun, whoever he Is. And and
officer, too! That much we've found
out. Io spare an hour or so to
morrow that is today and let me
know the result."
I investigated the case for the col
onel's sake. Hawthorn was right.
Nothing could have been more re
volting. The girl was fifteen, and her
Christian name was Suzette. She
must have been comely and pretty.
but her unspeakable sufferings had
ruined her beauty. '
The CI no or the Baa;.
Her father was at the front, some
where In the Vosges. She lived alone
with her grandfather, who had been
unable to save her from her tortur
er, though the .ghastly business had
been done under nls very eves.
The tale of Suzette's , martyrdom
needn't be told here. The po:r child
wanted a gieat 6al of oixin.; and
persuading beforo phe wou'd spe;.h
at oil. Th3 doctor who wes looki;i3
after her ro.uctaut. Th neighbors
had little to sav. I painfully drew a
few clear vtiter.-tersls from the a-red
grandfather IUs i;iind was numb
nfth age, inl he had not yet re;ov
ervd ftom th n'.--i.
The German brute, was an officer.
They couldn't tell me his rank. He
had only been billeted there twenty-
four hours. They agreed he was quite
young, and had a batman or groom
who he Ill-treated and abused cease
lessly. And he had a leather bag, a
very beautiful bag. There was no
name on it, only initials. ' The girl
had not paid any attention to them.
This matter of Initials was im
portant. I urged the old man to try
to remember. He made a mighty.
visible effort.
Nobility "Mado in Germany."
"H. B.' or 'B. N.,'" the cripple
murmured. ?Or perhaps It was T.
B.' The lettering; was different from
ours, d X was aTar.saa4 A. awaaV
lng, or writing either. But I'm sure
there was a email letter between the
two big ones."
Hastily I wrote down a Gothic
small "v."
"Something like this?" I queried.
"Yes, that looks like it."
The small "v." evidently for "von
The German beast belonged to the
nobility. He had ridden a horse,
was young, of medium height. He
naa no moustache. His eyes were
wicked, nasty eyes; his nose was or
dinary; the mouth "comme-cl, com-me-ca"
the chin like all other chins.
That was all I could learn. Peas
ants never were very good at de
, I drew up a report and read it to
Hawthornel When I came back to
the detailed account of the sufferings
of little Suzette his lips tightened,
there glesotiad an awe-inspiring flame
in his blua eyes. Had the noble tor
turer appeared at that moment I be
lieve the colonel would have brained
him with his fist. I would have
done it-ir he hadn't.
Weeks elapsed. I had been sent to
another "sectaur" of the line. But I
missed the old crowd, Hawthorn es
pecially, bo you can Imagine my Joy
when I was sent up north to my old
area on a five days' mission.
The,y all gave me the time of my
life. Somehow I feel that those who
made friends during the first months
of the war ere linked together with
ties that nothing can or will break.
I was very busy, but found time for
a long ride with dear old Hawthorn.
We went to Neuve Egllse and Armen
tieres, and returned to Baileul by way
of Neippe.' The highroad, with its
everlasting cobblestones, was crowd
ed, as usual lorries by the dozen,
troops on the march, refugees, shiv
ering Indians on top of London mo
tor 'buses,' holding the ends ot tneir
turbans round their necks with lean
trembling fingers. French gendar
mes impatient " red tabs" In motor
cars, guns, timber, ammunition.
It was impossible to talk in the
deafening din. And there was the
Continuous, infernal booming of guns.
Prisoners of War,
We passed close to the house of
Suzette. I had seen her for a few
moments the day before.
Near Ballleul, where the road
bends at right angles, we halted, to
watch an aeroplane go -up. Hawthorn
who was a student of physiognomy,
and could read character from the
face with surprising and uncanny
accuracy was talking about the dis
tinctive features of the typical pilot,
when a -group of prisoners passed
by. There were about fifty privates
and two officers.
HawthoVn's eyes rested on the young-,
er of the two officers. The young
man's face had an unhealthy sallow
ness, his eyes were beady, the lips
sensuous. The expression, in spite
of the man's erect bearing and su
percilious attitude, was coarse and
I looked at this particular prison
er, and then at Hawthorn. The col
onel -nodded, and returned my gaze.
We had the same thought.
That afternoon Hawthorn dropped
into the little office which had been
placed at my disposal and put a
small bunBle of papers on the table
a leather portfolio, maps, a note
book, and a few letters, which I saw
were written in German.
"Remember that chap this morn
ing?" the colonel asked.
We had seen scores of chaps dur
ing our ride, but I knew the one he
Was He the Culprit?
"I have been thinking of him ever
since we' saw lilm the unwholesome
beggar!" Hawthorn went on. "Now.
you know that I flatter myself on be
ing something of an expert in the
science of reading character from the
features, don't you?
"Don't smile!" the colonel added
sharply, bringing his fist down upon
the table to emphasize his earnest
ness. "This is a serious business!"
I had never - seen Hawthorn : in a
temper before. It sobered me instant
ly. His expression was almost wol
fish.' "Surely,"- I said, "you are not
jumping to the conclusion that tho
unwholesome beggar is the very
brute who tortured Suzette?"
"I don't know why," said the col-
I saw the face, and I'm almost posi
tive I am right. Look at this. Here's
his portfolio three letters in gold
'H. v. B.' The man's name Is Her
mann von Broeckel. In his notebook
there is an fentry which shows he was
in Bailleul, or the neighborhood, at
the very time when Suzette was mar
tyred. I picked .up the notebook and
glanced through It. I found nothing
illuminating beyond the coincidencn
of the dtes.
Hawthorn went on:
"This Hermann has just been in
terrogated. I was present, They
only asked him the usual questions.
I'll have him brought in here. Do
you mind seeing him?"
"I'll ask him a few questions will
ingly," I said. "But this is a verv
serious matter. The man is as good
as sentenced to death if he is con
victed. But he is not the only Ger
man officer who was round here at
that particular date, and there will
be quite a number whose initials are
H. v. B. Besides, Suzette's grand
father was not sure about the initials.
Tou can't expect an old peasant to
understand Gothic script."
"Quite so. But I do not think I'm
mistaken. -. Physiognomy, you know.
By the way, don't let the wretch see
we connect him with anything. Get
as much out of him as possible with
out putting him on his guard. Now
I'll send for him."
Lieutenant Hermann von Broeck!
was brought in. To the most casuTT:
observer the fellow was a scoundrel,
but there was no reason to believe he
was the scoundrel we were after.
When I began to question him he
burst out into a flow of rude re
proaches. He had been questioned
already. He had nothing to say. I
waited for him to have done, then:
"Have you a brother in the
Army?" said I.
"I am an only son."
"Where were you billeted when
you were staying around here in the
The man hesitated.
"I don't remember," he said at last.
"At different places, but never in this
town. .
"Very close to it perhaps?"
Seeing? Yet Unseen.
He did not reply. The man cer
tainly looked uneasy, and the spirit
of revolt had vanished. Was he the
man? I asked several more questions.
tut got no replies.
"The only way to clear this mat
ter up," I said, when the prisoner
had been taken away, "is to confront
him with Suzette and the cripple. If
he's the man they ought to recognize
"Obviously. But it would be hard
on Suzette," said Hawthorn, and as
he left m he added mysteriously; "I
have an idea."
The next morning the colonel took
me to an old bullying, the basement
of which was. used as a prison.
"The Hermann fellow Is down be
low," he explained. "Now, I am go
ing to have all the prisoners parad
ed in this large room the lot we met
on the road yesterday. They'll all be
bareheaded, and in their shirt-sleeves,
so that no one can tell their rank
t any rate, by the braid and trim
mings. Hermann will be one of the
party to march round, these rooms.
"See these three holes in the wood
en partition over there? I drove them
myself with a bayonet. One of ths
holes -for you there's a sort of lum
ber room next to thte the second
hole is for me, and the third, lower
down, for Suzette. Suzette can be
carried! in on a stretcher, and can
watch without effort. If Hermann is
the man, Suzette wil recognize him
she has every reason to know him."
Through the Bayonet Hole.
"Will Suzette come?"
"She can't object. I saw the doe-
tor. He says she can stand the or
deal. Besides she'll see him without
being seen. Explain that to the poor
glrL I realize what her feelings must
Suzette was carried into the lumber
room with the greatest care. I ex
plained to her vaguely that prisoners
had just been caught, and that
amongst them were men and officers
whom she might have seen in or
about Bailleul when the Germans
were there, and that we wished to
have a good luck at them a matter
of identification.
Suzette had consented to come re
luctantly. We-took up our positions
at the holes.
The ordeal beftan. The prisoners
were ordered to march slowly round
the room some flttle distance apart;
and, puzzled and stupid, they did as
they were- told. ...
"Recognize anyone, suzette T" J
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These will stand close inspection and prove their
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Please examine the following
All Wool Jersey Cloth in navy,
black, Belgian blue, old rose,
taupe and Burgundy colors.
The latest cloth for suits and
skirts, 54 inches wide,
S2.50 a yard. Annex price.
French Serge with twill, navy,
b'lack, brown and plum, 40
inches wide, also
Mohair in black and navy, 50
inches wide. This is just right
for bathing suits.
98 cts. a yard. Annex price.
Danish Cloth, black, navy and
cream color, 36 inches wide,
49 cts. a yard. Annex price.
Mixed Tweeds, light and dark
effects, 54 inches wide,
S1.39 to S1.69 a yard.
' Annex prices.
Black and White Checks, all
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40 inches wide,
$1.29 a yard. Annex price.
Khaki Cloth for sports skirts,
middies and camping outfits.
54 inches wide,
SI. 39 a yard. Annex price. :
Dress and Cape Fabrics in a
fine all wool twill, correct weight
for spring garments. Many
shades, 40 inches wide,
$1.39 a yard. Annex price.
black and navy, 36
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Black and white
checks, 36 inches
Four Specials
Serge, Mohair, black and
navy, 36 inches wide,
Black Albatross
36 inches, . t
69 cts. a yard
Three hundred yards All Wool Dress Goods
Remnants, lengths from 2 to 6 yards.
$1.38 a yard.
A big flurry of Towels
every required size
Crash Towels, hemmed, excel
lent dish towels, 10 cts.
Huck Towels, hemmed, good
size, 12y2 cts.
Huck Towels, half linen, hem
med, a special price 25 cts.
Turkish Towels, 15 cts. .
Turkish Towels, heavy and
absorbent, 39 cts.
Bleached Muslin,
good quality and
priced at only
14 cts. a yard.
Ask for This Corset
An excellent corset specially
made for average sized figures.
Comes in pink and white, sizes
19 to 27.
$1.45 Annex price.
Brassieres, heavy lace trim
ming, sizes 36, 38 and 40.
25 cts. while they last. .
Unbleached Muslin,
used for many pur
poses inches wide, j
10 cts. a yard. "
Che Read Hnmx
"No, monsieur." the child answered
wearily. "Why did you bring me to
this place?" "What is it all about?
I feel so tired."
Her eyes had strayed away from
her ' spy-hole. I heard Hawthorn
draw in his breath sharply. Von
Broeckel was walking In.
Paying tho Extreme Penalty.
"Keep on looking Suzette," I whis
pered. The girl turned her eyes once more
to the hole and looked straight at
Von Broeckel.
"Ah Mon Xieu!" she gasped, wfTS
a little, strangled cry.
Hawthorn straightened.
"You are sure, Suzette?"
"I would know him in a thous
and!" Hawthorn left the room. Then he
returned and beckoned me.
"Will you tell this German officer,"
he said, "just what has taken place?"
The next day I bade goodbye to my
friends, including little Suzette. Col
onel Hawthorn accompanied me to
the shed where my car was stored.
"He confessed, and they shot him
at dawn," he said briefly "But they
sst a dead man. He died of fright!"
In an engineering works -a good
deal of pilfering had been going on
among the men. The proprietor
spoke to the foreman, an Irishman,
telling him that if he had any sus
picions he was to search the men be
fore they left
One evening Pat had occasion to
do this, and while in the act of tell
ing his men to take their coats off the
proprietor arrived. '
"Well. Pat, what' is missing; now!"
he asked.
"A wheelbarrow,, sir," was, tho
Irishman's answer.
Mrs. Styles This paper says that
in front of a large London building
there was recently found a pigeon's
nest, made of hairpins. Where do you
suppose the pigeons found the hair
pins?" Mr. StylesOh, I suppose a lot of
women in. the vlolnlty couldn't keep
JLthair mouths shut. Exchanxe.-- . -
A marked demand for pianos and
musical instruments is being felt in
all parts of the country, and manu
facturers in this industry are pro
ducing at capacity to meet this con
dition. Because tf the somewhat re
duced production during the war, the
stimulus given to music in these try
ing days, and tho larger pocket-book
of the wage earner, there had been an
unusual turnover of pianos and phon
ographs. At present. Judging y. a
survey made by the National Piano
Manufacturers' Association, New
York, demand is particularly felt for
the higher priced instruments among
the upright and grand pianos and the
more expensive phonographs.
The cultivation of the public taste
for musical appreciation among those
not themselves performers may be
observed from the fact that about
one half of the pianos which are be
ing sold are of the player-piano kind.
Many of the styles of these instru
ments command a price running into
thousands of dollars, and it is these,
together with tho art styles in case
work" of upright pianos and distinc
tive designs in period furniture in
phonograph cabinets, - that have
shown the (biggest increase since the
first of the year. The preference for
mahogany cases is still increasingly
in evidence.
For head or throat
Catarrh try the
vapor treatment
American business, in so far as it
was represented through the medium t
of the Chamber of Commerce of the
L'nlted States at its annual meeting
in St. Louis, April 28 May 1,. be.
lieves that for our national readjust- '
ment and common welfare, these
things are among the essentials: ,
1. The placing of taxation and pub
lic expenditures on a sound business
basis, and the adoption of the bud
get system in government.
2. Withdrawal by the government
from all .activities properly belong
ing to individual and private initia-
tive: specifically, return of the rail
roads, telegraphs and telephone? to
their owners.
3. Revision of all the laws regulat- :
ing or restraining business operations,
and clarification - of the rights, pow
ers and obligations of business.
4. Adequate protection of Ameri
can investments abroad. ..
5. Encouragement of America's .
foreign trade, both by the' govern
ment, and -by business and commer
cial organizations.
6. Early consideration by Congress
and the Executive of the problems
of domestic readjustment requiring
their attention.
7. An early resumption of buitdlngr
operations, by both public' and pri
vate agencies, as a means of facili
tating return of normal conditions
of industry, business, and employ- ' .
ment.. ' . ! . ... ' , "V '
8. Adequate national policies for tho
development of pur waterways f or
transportation, and of Our water re- '
sources for power and other purpose.
. 'Mrs. FigfrS I really ought to go' te)
hat club meeting this afternoon, but
I can't get up enough energy to start.
, FIbk Won't It-help yev "along if
I tell you not to go? Exchanr.

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