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Dixon Evening Leader (Newspaper) - January 11, 1918, Dixon, Illinois DIXON EVENING LEADERFRIDAY EVENH4Q, JANUARY 11,1018 I WINTER COAT WITH TWO NEW WRINKLES J"'-' K'lt"".- r; fl 'îtî t" V. tv WNf Inliu •L IP MISS MAY 1XÍ.VX Tiiouoi i:i:;.% INTKIIKSTKI) IN HKK WrUK AM<»V« Tlir: SOLDIKIÎS NEAR Tin: 1 lîONT IN CANTEEN SERVICE; míhíí Eíjaii, iii CiivliiK Dt'tnlls of K.m-tine Work, Tells Most liiti-ft st-iKRly of How Thc.V Herri' <lu-Soldiers. $«iïsr- Mr. nml Mrs. John M. Kgim of Amboy arc in lecolpt, of a U UtT from their .JatiKlitor, M;iv. w!)o left In Octol)pr for Friinrr; to in relief work. Mr. Kgiui i.-- a uvdi-ber of the Lc county lo'.'nl ox'Mnp'i .n board. The letter from hks il;ui;;h'. in part is as follows: Montloy, 17 neoc.-iihtf Dearest Mother: I have been hero at (he Citnloeii (Cantine of the Two Flagri. it is called, and is run by two Anierlciuia for the French)just a week now an^i am thoroughly settled and feel perfectly natural. Then once in a while BR 1 trot across the bridge in tlie midst of the great stream of army trucks that goes on and on forever, or preside over some live hundred soldiers in the great reading room, it suddenly comes over me what a new Ufo it is for me, and how 1 wish I could describe it to you. I am so full of impressions that I feel as if I could write forever, so (irst 1 will hasten to tell you that I am full of health, and that I have a fireplace in my room and some wood to burn in It, and wtihin a few days will also have some coal. • ♦ » » • There is, of coursc, a certain effort in keeping warm and clean, as the wood hns to bo coaxed to burn and the water has to be carried up two ilighUs, but compared to what I expected to undergo. I am living In the softest luxury. And, most wonderful of all. we have had just two days of rain since we have been in France, whi< h of coursc makes all the difforenee in the iworld in getting a cheery start. • • * • • I am living very near the canteen but go for lunch and dinner about five mintues walk across the river, and it's a great temptation to stay around there and talk to fellow workers, etc. It's a very nice plan the way our meals are arranged. There are three little groups like ours among the workers, each with a little apaTtment, In our case there ftcven members. \Vc pay gfty francs a week and take turns running the books and giving the orders, a week at a time. The money rents the little apartment, pays the 'woman, buys light and wccmI and coal and of conrse, all the food. As we work on different shifts and have (o hiivo our meals at queer hours, it is a fine lution and a pleasant one. Tiie littl.' f-'itting room has a lovely view overlooking the river, and is a very nCr place to live. Some time 1 want If tell you about the worUcr.'s 'lert^ • • • • * I am also pining to tell you about the P'-enc.h family v-it)-whom I live, but if / run 'M! lil;« this you will foriet Ihoro is any work connected with the canteo'i. There are about Iwenty woikern I should say. and two dircictr'cc;; We work in four sliifts, ('^iiiir each week, and some, sliiftr« havr more than other.?, duo to heiivior work at different hours. Tlio cru' teeii is run twonty-threo hours on' of the twenty-four, lieing closed from 7 to 8 in the morning fo; cleaning. The shifts arc: 8:00 a. m. to 1 p. m. 1 p. m. to 7:00 p. m. 7 p. m. to 11 :;iO n. m. 11:30 p m. to 7:00 a. m. Then there are two of the worl;-ers every week on a split shift, froiii .10:30 to 1 in the morning, ard from 4 to 7 in the afternoon. Ymi see there is no shift longei- than sfv-en hours which is ''ortuinly not tni« much. During the Inisy h( the day, some French ladies irom the town come in and work on toir,-hour shifts which of course liclp;.'. great deal. If there are enoiu,'h workers the work is nrr.niged liki this. One is in tho cashiov's cooii selling tickets to tlif! men. They lool. over the list of food, make up ilioir m'inds what tliey want inuJ Inij- lii^ tie tickots to hand over as lai\v kc' their food. Then there are two" of us pouring coffee and idiocolate. \V-have fairly small niichers, V( ry (■.ih' to handle, and nil theai trom f,-vca' gaa lieated urns behind us and pour into the cups that the men lioM out to us. We (iiied two thou-^mil ( un -in four hours one night this w.M<k I'was one of the (iilor.'i. Then in tin-middle of the center stands a v.nrkor selling cold things—little i-rii;»!;, sausage, apples. cheei;e, etc., and oyster.'; which they r,imi>ly ?,(lor(> aii ' eat by the dozen. Then foiiKs worker for the full meal, for which they pay fifteen cents. Tiioy soup, meat and vegetables. uimI " Mg piece of bre:ul and a little ticket handed back to them which eiKihU»-them to get a cup of coffee at the coffee place. These meals are dished out in the kitchen an:l sliovoU through to vou. You also sell .suUmI anid order shirred eggs cooked at th-place. Then at the end is the "con-Bigne"—I don't know it's nam-; iv—where the men wiio liave not their own cups and spoons, coiiip and get them, paying a dcpiislt :-o that they will return them. I liavp done this "corsigne" a goo 1 doal r ■ .1 am qu';(;k at making change, an:' you cert-<inly have to he. as nf courae the men nonr in in frrci waves off the trains and want "v-erythine at once. Thf "e is n f'liiiiie of small change In France and yon h.Tve t.n drag it out of tliepi, T/iey all hand you the biggest bill they h"vrv and pretend fhoy have nothln.r? elEe. Then to continue my description of the counter, at the verv pnd if, a bip emnfv sn.ace wheiv> they leave t'K-"r used dishes an l slaves scutile <ci«t from the kitchen 'which of course NI'UV YOI£K. A winter c„.'it of hfiivy wool velmir witli fur haml-Ings is anytlilng iuit ii novidty (hesi? frosty days but tli«- designer of tii" coat pictured here iias dls(fovercd two new wrinkles in tlie way of coat making -the flaring .-ilii' i and a fur cuff tliat extiïiids from tlie knuckle of tlie liand to tlie elbov.-. The flare, welcome change from tlie long straight line of the universal silhoufitte, is acliieved by th'; cut at tlie waistline, and by gener-0U.9 fullness held sniootlily in check by a fitted piiice over t!ie hips. The deep, graceful cuffs reach almost from the fing'T-tip to the elbow on the outer arm. est pleasure. Thoy , all seem so small and many of them so slight and w!u!n you see them with their full e()ii'ipmeut of over !tO kilos, aa wc do when they rush in for coffec just lioforo boarding a train, you wonder how they can stand it. And yet, they have proved the fiuickest marchers and the best fighters In this war. Tho American sold.iers ccrtainly Iiave something to live up Don't think I am sentl-nunt.Tlizli'.g over the poilus, every ■ iiie you sec who has worked with ;;u'iii .vays the same thing. I tiiink I v/rote Father that wo aro 'indr'r niiiitjiry regime here, and can, write notliing hearing in any 'way on (lie military situation. EspoOially we are to write nothing aboi^t the American army. So if I get a chiinco to give your "wooliea" away to Amor-ii'iui'i I may not be able to toll you about. But it snowed last night, and I tell you they are going to keep somebody warm before very long, * ' » * * Did I tell you (hat this Is a lovely old ti'wn. with a big park and a ('.-¡(iiedral iind the moat lovely old fhurches. t.'ciod bye for today. Jlcst love. May.OAK FOREST run.s the whole breadtii beliintl us. and get tliem. Tiieii in front of us is a great 8tr(."tch of tallies and chair-s where they bear their food and eat it. Then beyond that there a great reading room they write and reaxl and take naps, and n worker sits in tiiere to sell them post cards and give out pens and books, etc. T!¡en heytmd that tliiire is a great dormitory v.h(,re they cmh sleep, and be c.illcd in time for thi^lr trains and w(! have absolutely notli-ing to do i'.',-ith that. There Is a crew of excitable Fretich women servant.' svorking like anything in the kitchen anw niy!il4n-¡ouH soldierr, wiui apjiear carrying heavy the buckets of oysters, «?tc. and walk around iKicping tiie room picke'l up. I am not at all straight'in niy iiiitid as to who really runs the placr-— it was eiiuiiipcd by the i'h-encb military iiutluiilties, and haiuled over to our H(>d Cross half way, but they seem to be in close cooperation still, whii'h makes it much more interc; ting. Of course all this 1 have described is more or less like any cafeteria, hut It is so big an ' ¡-o fnll all the lime. You see ihis pi'ce wher" we aro is en» of the Miott imiuirtant riiilway juncl ilia ■ for Ciuiri ginnv. to the front. \V('.1, ( v.'i'y iuildier gets 1 week r:- |i n ilayr, 1" ve or pel'aiii;-siiin it Is (■••iti,.,; I verv (':•.ree niont!i5i. These "peril!;-''(/n:iires" .are nol al-Iosv'hI to Ka\i ¡ae i iiiiien Iv-re while 'hey -.Viit for (¡I I.- tr'Jiis, escri>t (o 'VI til ¡he catileell. .\'i('.i see (liat I'lit" in ad.rii';:: I;; ;i;!y üiovenient 'f l'-i'ni>s ilial iir'v lie -i ■<■!! on. fnr-Vf 'cl or li-cl:. We iiave (iils steady ire:iiii ef lie! m i.'r.ui" ■ i : re,:. ^ yon ■ee ()u"'.i ia ill',' ;'!"!! • inds. l! in ikes "1) re;ir; ,' (¡'e 'i'.'.e 'if i'ne ■■.' (■ly, aUil •."'hifi ;' 'liiei iUin'.; i( is thai ili'' niiole lit',. dC I 111- ¡i.iti'lu rlio'.ild be disniiiicd Ii!'i' this. Ar. l. lill tlie ("inteen was (nn'iHMi ilie.-.' i)(>rmii;~ -inn-iireei; lir.ii M !i>."ul, oVlen Hi,, whole niiiiH liere i-.i'irdiiu; er lyins o" the ;t,,lii)n iilatfrni- . (if eeiiise •111 ilalien would litde ciilv a Vrae-ea 111' tliein. 'i'l.MI r-i-i iinai'.ille ,vieil tile i' iiüe'. n 111''111;; !■> í'niii nerial-Iv ihose who liave been IIkIiIíiu; for three r,unit lis And iliey ari' an re-sn'insiv" and m i;r!,t| niany of (liem ar- j-eiU le-eeii. lin "eiliii; I sine" aV-'nluielv I'.ie A-liiile natioti ',;■ rt w-m-, lliit tbe dth-"V;; tiMi- 'lete-'il cif Ihl'lin:; il niicdli-genial to .'-•ervi> (lii ni it i-, the ^-real- I'l'iil .MeC.innis Ullcd his ice house 1 si 'l"i;nr-day. Fred Friedrlchs 1111-'d hi.-i Ice bouse, on Friday, assisted by (j' Miller and I'aul Harms. Tile ire is fine, very clear and very thick. .Mrs. ('. F. llecker and little son Walter went to Marshtleld, Mo., on Thiir.'-day to visit with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Oirod. She expects to lie gon(t about two weeks. Mr.^. .Jack Lawrence visited Friday 'With Mrs. Mary McClnnis. Mrs. .lohn Boucher drove to i'der-ling i'-rlday and visited with Mr. and .Mrs. Lnth<'r Itilge. .lake Alliers is liauiing lumber for ■lew buildings, l.fster. lloyle ban been for the prist week helping A1 Marks get ready for his sale, which took place to<lay. Mr, Miirks' son. Martin, who has been staying with him. went to Ster-Hni? to work last 'week. There was no school here Monday owdng to the roa'.ls being so badly drifted. But on Tuesday the teacher, B. Frank Hoover, walked to sihool from his home, a distance of several miles. Mrs, Lester lloyle visited Thurs-dnv with -Mrs, Arthur Missman who is ill. .Mr-. ItowiM-'l Wallace ami son Wanllo returned Thursd.-iy from a visK with friends in Chicago. Mr. an l Mrs. J. T. Lawrence Sr. 'nve received from (heir daughter, .Mrs. A, C. liover, who is in Dods-ville. M'ss., a bo.v containing sprays of liidly. mistletoe and red bird, and (ipen cotton balls. Also several kinds of nuts, including hickory nuts, which are very mucii larger than our variety. Mrs. ,Iohn Bouchcr spent Saturday with her grandmother, Mrs. Su-son I'rooks of Dixon. Mr. and Mrs. Jack I.awrence were in Dixon Mondav. Mis. Arthur Mlssman was t;\ken to the hosiiital in llixon today where : he <>x))ects to undergo another on eration. Mrs. J. T. Lawrence .Ir. is entertaining her mntiii r, Mrs. Kiehm of Dehivin, .M'.nii. They attended th' funeral of ,1ohn Myers, on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. .'\illiur Lundgren and little daughter, Ileioti, have move:! here from nawson, Minn, and v,-ill move in the honse vacatel by Mr. Mark.'i, iind v.-oi-k the Wm. Mc ( farm. How to Apply Gurn. r.y melius of a printed notice attiiched to eiu-h botlie of gum, II. .M. stationery otliee tlnis instructs tlie govermnent oilieials in the use of tlnit substance: "In ordinary use, the best and most nearly Immedliite re.siilt is obtained by using only such an amount of gum as will Jusi uniformly moisten the sur-fiici' without leaving any obvious excess to dehiy drying, the condition to be iiimed at being that of a gummed ]ioslage stump .hist moistened as ordinarily aiiplied to n letter." Which Is Just anoiher way of .saying, "Apiily lightly."—London Tit-Hits. Nearly the Same. "Did .\o\i ever me(>( a robber who said 'Voiir money or your life?' " "Not exaeily. lînt I liin'e met a waiter w-lni gave nil' clearly to understand that un-OI i-imri-e j i luinded over my poclcetbook he Mould alliiw lile !r> [lerish by .starvation." — me Kvening I.eaaer. All Choked Up With Catarrh? Why Continue Makeshift Treatment? Sprays and douches will nev«r cure you. Catarrh is annoying enough when it chokc-s uji Vd'.ir nnstrils and air passages, caufintT painful and diffi-cnlt lirc.Uliin^; and ot'.u-r ili.'icomforts. But ilu- rctil il:n;;.;!'r i;u)r.c:-, when it rciichcs dowti into your lungs. 'I'his i.s why yen; .should at once reali-/e the importutico of the proper trc;iti-.i',--.u. ani! !<vu- no time cx-pi'ri'r,c;-,i;n;T v.-i'.li worthies.'; remedies whi.^li '..i;uii i.'tiiv tee st'.riaci,-. To be rid of Catarrh, you drive the disease germs out of your blood. Sidcndid results have been reported from the use of S. S. S., which i-omplctcly routs from your blood the Catarrh germs, for which it is a per feet antidote. S. S. S. is sold by a!l druggist! If you w-ish mcdical advice as to tb'!. treatment of your own individuaf ease, write to-day to Chief Mcdi«-»! Advi.scr, Swift Specific Co., Dept. B Atlanta, Ga. ' m. Tired and Nervous If the end of the clay finds you weary or irritable,wiih achingheadand f need something to tone and strengthen the system. &M'S PILLS are a remedy which quickly helps in restoring normal conditions. Tiiey act on the stomach, liver and bowels, and so renew the strength, and steady the nerves. A few doses of these world-famed family pills will Bring Welcome Relief Diroitiona of Special Value to Women »re with Every Box Sold by druggiU* throughout th« worM. In bo«et, 10c., 21^Ahrens Ogden Co.Mid-Winter FurnitureSale Opening Saturday Morning, January the Twelith for those who will need .^oods durin,!^- the months to come, this event offers great money saving-; today, the biggest and most carefully chosen stocks ever tmder our roofs are here, a truly magnificent collection of homefui*-nishings of worth and artistic qualities. ' li^jS every price tag is marked in plain figures; a mammoth display of furniture—rugs—draperies and linoleums all bought on marketsof lower costs than the present and NOW MARKED on the'basis of the previou» purdiate with NO regard to what it would cost to buy today from the factories. goods bought now may be delivered at once or set aside a nd taoo-ed for delivery later in the spring; the wonderful saving this represents to you is away and beyond any form of profit investment you possibly could make. not only will the cash you now invest pay you large savings but you will be sure of having your goods JUST when you need them; freight deliveries for some time have been tremendously delayed—every day adds to transportation difficulties and wise indeed is he who NOW se cures what must be used later in the spring. your check or pocket book will secure for you in this gre at sale special discounts on your purchases, discounts of more worth to you than any investment of the money fo r a year's use in other manner. the most charming selection of bedroom furniture is no w here and another carload (bought last May) is now on the way; you will iind beautiful bedroom furniture in mahogany, old ivory, walnut and oak, with also-an endless variety of metal beds of brass and special iinishes and all is subject to the special cash discount in this sale. You will make money buying goods during this s'ale and as to delivery; tell us the dale you want them and we'll see to it that you get them regardless of the weather and road conditions. Take a half-day off and visit this store to just look around; we welcome visitors either buy ing or only looking. In ;i mammoth stock of more than a thousand room and smaller rugs here, you cannot fail linding the style, colorings and size you wish;every size up to 12x15 ft., and the cash discounts bring most of these choice rugs to YOU for less than today's wholesale cost. These rugs .ill are here in stock, you are selecting from the very article you will use later on and with no question of the corlainty of prompt delivery when wished. — T, * • • « * ■ ■ * * • < * «i - -.t - --1 » Î fi'ti- ♦ ♦ • ♦ V v'* Four hundred rolls of linoleums to choose and cui; yours from; the greatest linoleum stock in ahy store in this end of the state and NOW selling at prices that save you ,^ood, hard dollars; no matter what width, no "matter what sort of pattern and colors you wish, it's here. KEYES ftBRENS QGDEN fO.Furnish Your Home—Cellar to Attic Goods bought now kept until you are ready for deliveryGoods delivered anywhere Furnish Your Home—^Cellar to Attic ;