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JUNE BARGAINS 16 button bouble tipped silk gloves now 95c Lace trimmed corset covers ... Children's muslin" drawers June Sale of Fine Dresses Beautiful lace gowns, dainty net dresses, charming novelty cotton voils, in special groups at $1.95 3.95 4.95 6.95 9.95 Children's Coats Children's wool coats, lined, at only $1.59 to $4.95 Chautauqua W eek Begins June 22nd and Lasts Six Full Da vs. Summer Wash Goods Sale izL crepe wash goods only 25c silk stripped voils only 25c voils and crepes, extia special 19c Brocaded stripped voils and novelty XQp wash goods, values to 75c, special.... VvL Silk crepes in all colors, 40 inches wide, HE* per yard vi» AID BELGIANS ON A BUSINESS BASIS Elaborate Financial System Gets the Best Results. Commission Will Have Provided Food stuffs to the Value of $65,000,000 by Middle of August—Profit Made In Cheap Bread—Belgians Have Done a Lot of Work Themselves. London.—The American commission for relief In Belgium will have provid ed foodstuffs tu the value of nliout $tir. 000,000 for the Belgian people by the middle of August. Charitable contri butions from America will have amounted to about $r,000,000 and from other quarters of the world approxi mately the same total. Tile great bulk of the food supplies, representing ttie remaining $35,000,000, Is being provid ed indirectly by the Belgian people themselves. This is made possible by the elab orate financial machinery set up by the commission, enabling the Belgians to utilize their own energies and re sources. Fu41y 75 per cent of the Bel gian people are being supplied with food by the commission without re course to charity. One result ol' the commission's operations is that bread is now cheaper In Belgium than in London. When the commission was formed last October, under the chairmanship Of Herbert Clark Hoover, it was esti mated that the total imports required to keep the population of Belgium alive would amount in value to about $C0, 000,000 before the next harvest. The rise In the price of foodstuffs increased the necessary amount to $05,000,000. The greatest problem in this connec tion was Involved in the fact that food stuffs sold in Belgium to those who •till had resources were paid for in paper. The entire metallic currency disappeared early in the war, and na tional bank notes were so scarce that many communes were printing paper issues of their own. This paper money had no value out side of Belgium, and in any event to have exported It would have denuded the country this of currency. But unless money were turned Into gold it would be necessary for the commis sion to find to the outside world an «mount of money the Question. which was out of At the outset, therefore, trie wmmlssion began to devise nmeth- 9c 9c 15c oi.l f..r efifei-tl"!? the exciiui-'C of these local currency into gold. Negotiations were opened with the belligerent gnvernment.s for permission to set up a fvrui ,f exchange whereby persons or iiistiiutiuus abroad owing money in Belgium should turn over to the commission the amount due In sterling or dollars. The commission undertook to pay their debts for them in Belgium out of paper money which it received from be Ue of foodstuffs. The belligerent nations agreed to this after long negotiations, and there was thus set up a form of exchange. The commission is today the only Institu tion which Is doing a systematic bank ing business across enemy lines. By degrees the commission has ex tended this exchange department of Its organization, which has come to be the llfeblood of the structure. It has Induced many well to do Belgians to pledge their credit for moneys handed over to the commission in gold, which In turn Is paid to them in Belgium in paper. The commission also has ad vanced money to the communal gov ernments, taking their obligations therqfor, and by pledging these obllga tlons abroad has obtained further re sources. The communes have been en abled in this manner to procure money to pay communal officers, to maintain the schools and keep up municipal works, thus enabling the Belgians to carry on the details of civil govern ment and saving the country from the danger of anarchic conditions. One phase of these operations arose in connection with number of Bel gian concerns, which, while they had resources abroad, had exhausted their local resources in payment of work men or in disbursements to depositors. A form of hardship had grown up through the Inability of such concerns fo make good their obligations to the public, and persons who had believed themselves well to do were being forc ed to the bread lines through inability to draw money due them. Through the operations of the com mission these concerns were enabled to hand over In London and New York funds they possessed abroad, and the commission in turn delivered a per money received from the sale of food. Thus the cycle of credit was re established, and many thousands of persons were saved from the bread line. Before this machinery was set up practically the whole population was dependent on the world's charity, pa per money being of no avail. The initial appeals of the commission, therefore, were made on behalf of the 7,000,000 of people. XVltli the success of these financial efforts, however, all of the people still able to pay for their food were made self dependent, and the appeals of the commission for char itable contributions were reduced to those made on behalf of the absolutely destitute. fry --10c I -s 7 This Waist on Sale at $1.48 50 pair of black suede chil dren's slippers. 1.50 QO/ values, June sale vOV ioobarefoot sandals, CQp 75c values, pair CJt/L 50 pair big girls' slip- 1 pers, sizes 8A to 2i lei*/ 1 lit, UV WEhKJA 1A HOUSTON AIDING FARMERS' WIVES Extension Work Is Now Con ducted on Broad Scale. Value of Home Conveniences Demon strated by Agents of Department of Agriculture Data Show Amount I Vv The Peoples." Waist Like Cut on sale at $1.95 Spent and Outline the Visible Re sults—Work Is Just Started. Washington.—Secretary of Agricul ture Houston is going to try to solve the problem of unrest among country women by improving their condition. "The chief objections of women to country life," according to a statement Issued by the department, "are usual ly the generally small returns from farming, the drudgery of farm work and the social isolation. "Data taken from the records of the department and relating exclusively to work of this kind In the thirty-three northern and western states show the following distribution of funds: For meetings and movable schools, at which demonstrations are given In cooking, sewing, household conven iences and for the organization of wo men's clubs to study home economics, $81,555 for canning clubs to teach girls and women how to prevent many of the wastes of the farm by canning and preserving fruits, vegetables and meats by cheap and rapid commercial processes, $5(i,107 for county agents who help farmers and their wives to increase the net income of the farm I and thus make possible the introduc tion of labor saving conveniences and other Improvements $1.027.3112. "Extension work designed to be fun damentally helpful to farm women seems to Include within Its scope cer tain matters, as follows: "First.—Vinns to Increase the net in come of the farm. Farm women need more money for home purposes. The purchase of home conveniences, the In stallation of water, sewerage, lighting and heating systems, kitchen and oth er conveniences and the bringing of literature and music Into the home are. In the majority of country homes, de pendent upon greater net profits In farming. Knowledge of these con veniences and other desirable things Is good, but money to buy these desirable things Is a vital necessity If country life is to be made as acceptable to women as town life. "Second —Plans to teach and dem onstrate efficiency in farm home man agemeiit. These include such matters I Biggest June Sale and Most Remarkable Values Offered this Season 100 Beautiful Summer Dresses and Suits Will be Placed on Sale Saturday at Special Prices New Low Shoes for Summer as wholesome This Pretty Voil Waist on sale at $1.95 100 pair of big girls' slippers in tan and black $2.00 values leVt/ 200 pair of ladies' slippers in all leathers, values to £3.^0 June sale only 1 AP per pair 1 vt# food properly prepared and served in adequate supply and va riety throughout the year, the care of the home and the family linen and wardrobe, the care and management of children and sometimes the handling of certain farm enterprises like poul try and eggs, milk and butter, the gar den, small fruits, etc. Efficiency in farm home management contemplates the maximum of accomplishment with the minimum of effort to the end that the farm family may find satisfaction and contentment in the home and that the time of the farm woman may be conserved. "Third.—Plant for leisure and devel opment. The farm woman needs time for reading, self development, child teaching, social life and recreation. "In the development of home eco nomics demonstration work there needs to be kept In mind the point of view that the problems of country women must chiefly be solved by coun try women. The county agent move ment In some sections of the north and west started out primarily as a city man's movement, but it has succeeded in exact proportion as the farmers of the county have taken hold of the work and made It their own." Asking Too Much. Out of Work—Yes, sir, I once had a good situation at a Swiss hotel. I was the echo that answered when people shouted. But 1 got the sack. Gentleman—How was that? Out-of-Work—Why, a Russian fel low came one day and shouted out something and 1 couldn't answer back. —Stray Stories. SENIORS SPENT $1,079,111. Difference In Expenses of Richest and Poorest Yale Students. New Haven.—The members of the Yale class of 1915 will get their diplo mas in June at a total cost of $1,079, 111, according to the expense accounts of the men who gave the figures In their personal statistics published in the Yale News. The figures show the great difference In the financial resources of the men who go to Yale and testify to the continued existence of democracy there. In freshman year, which is the most ex pensive, the most affluent man spent $4,500, while the most frugal got his education for a cash outlay of. $200. Perhaps due to parental conferences over freshman year's expense accounts or to the financial depression, the rich est man in sophomore year spent but $2,800, while the poorest man spent $200 cash. The average for the .year was $1,070 a man. Last year the aver age expenses a man were $1.100, Indi vidual expenses varying from $4jXK to $200. Tilts year the richest man expects to spend a total of $3,100 and the poorest man $250. Children's dresses at Bier £:irls' dresses at Children's and Girls' Dresses DEAR FRIEND WAS MOTHER.! Girl, Given Away Because of Poverty, Now Knows Parents. Lacrosse, Wis.—Ilazel "West," fif- I teen-year-old girl, who was token away from Fred West, her foster father, by Judge Brindlcy because he had neg lected her, has found her mother In a woman she has known all her life as a dear friend. Mrs. Fred Green, the mother, appeared before Judge Brind ley and told the remarkable story of how she had given Ilazel to the Wests when she was a baby because of her Inability to care for the baby. A mysterious telephone call to the 1-Iome of the Friendless, where Judge Brlndley placed Ilazel, effected the re union of mother and daughter. The message said that If Ilazel would come to one of the downtown stores she would be given a heavy coat. Ilazel went downtown alone and did not come back. Investigation revealed her at the home of Mrs. Green, who had met her in the store and told her the story of her parentage. In explaining tile case to the judge Mrs. Green said: "1 was the mother of another child when Ilazel was born, and we were too poor to care for both of them, and at Mrs. West's urgent plea I let them take her. "Not a week has passed since that 1 have not seen her. The Wests were better able to care for her than I, and I have been happy in the thought that she was being brought up in the right way. But since Mrs. West's death I have been worried, and now that she has been taken away from West I In tend to keep her." Mrs. Green Is the wife of a railroad engineer. Hazel's father is dead. Was Hanged Over Again. A man who traveled extensively In India told the following interesting story: A Pa than was being hanged when the rope broke. The warden bade him go up on to the scaffold again, but he objected. "No," lie said, "I was sentenced to be hanged, and hanged I've been." "Not so. friend," argued the warden, "you were sentenced to be hanged un til dead, and you're not dead." 1 It was a new view to the Pathnn, and he turned to the superintendent: "Is that right, sahib?" "Yes, that's right." "Very well. I didn't understand." And he went composedly up tbo step and was hanged again like a man. Monument Set Up For Ape. Summit, N. J.—The grave of a p4 monkey which was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Humphreys of Net* York and was buried here a short tin» ago on the estate of Mr. Humphreys mother, Mrs. T. St. John Gaffney. li now marked with a handsome head stone. 37c, 75c, 98c Embroiderv trimmed muslin skirts. Ladies'Suits and Coats at Great Reduction Spring coats, values to #10.00, fift now selling at J)OeUU Spring coats, values to #13.50 0 75 Spring suits, values to #18.75, Spring suits, values to S20.00, 1 *7EZ now M. Chautauqua Week Beging June 22nd and Lasts Six Full Days. Ladies' Fine Dress Skirts. 100 skirts in serges, panamas, fancy mixtures, values to #10.00. 7^ Sale price only J)Ö» 200 brand new skirts in silk, serges, garbcr- dcen and silk clnuldah at $4.95, 5.95, 6.95 to 8.95 BW 25c to $1.48 59c Jl GERMANS CONTINUE TO BUY AMERICAN HORSES How They Send Them Home Is a Deep Mystery to Dealers. Lincoln, Neb.—Representatives of all of the principal nations at war in Eu rope are combing the west for horses for the armies. Several of the horse buyers bear titles the majority of them are men who have been at the bead of great establishments In Bel glum and France, which formerly sup plied America with draft horse stal lions. One who was recently in Lin coln was paid $2 a day and expenses for Ills work. Before the war he drew $10,000 a year as manager of a great breeding stable In Normandy. How the few German buyers get their purchases through Is a mystery, and they refuse to elucidate. They make It plain that that Is their own business, and they keep on buying, Some of the largest dealers In this section have been asked to bid on a 25,000 head shipment for the German government payable by drafts on New York. In the beginning speculators and business men jumped Into the game, taking largo contracts or subcontract«. The ruling prices for the grades do sired were $150 and $175, subject to Inspection, which was very rigid, and a largo portion of each shipment was rejected. Bather than carry these back to I he west the dealers sold them at the points of shipment for what they could get. That there are horse traders In Eu rope and dealers with sharp eyeteetli was proved by the fact that a number of these rejected animals were ship ped to Europe, the purchasers being government agents, who took this menus of showing American dealers «oiiio tricks In horse buying, purchas ing In the guise of contractors who de sired the animals for the northwest. The fact that the greater part of tbo supply In the west has already been purchased or Is in the hands of specu lators, holding for the raise they feel certain will come with .a. continufinco of the war, has led to a letting down of the Inspection bars. Hundreds of animals that formerly would have not received a second look arc now going through. The stable boys say that the fat ones are given the preference. White and grnv horses are taboo because I hey are shining marks on the battlefield. The one thing the buyers are particular about is the wind. They rctiulre swift galloping for a block or two before the Inspector decides.