The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 354, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 24, 1917 Page: 3 of 14
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: 3ICM1 RELIEF
Uzz& fwssto Gritefsl (or Foods
C trxaat Not Only Devastated Coun
try but Urged People to Baise
; Cropi r&ich xaey
i (Staff ' CrreeoondMc Aseoelated Prats.)
WITH TUB BKITMar ABMT - IN
FBANCB.' Thursday March II (via Ixm-
oA. March M-Thrl human Interest
in h rereat f tha Qermaaa. Ilea- Jn th
half rylnea Tillages formerly oocupiea or
thai.' T JorP tha paopla ovetr what
' they proclaim to he their. liberation U
wonderful to aee. package of buttered
ham sandwiches. fllstribiUed -emon- th
children of ona.vinajr caused greater m
' etteraant than the evacuation of the QW-
v -It Is buUar" eried several shrlri Mtle
voice at ones a the recipients hurrlad
- aw&w ta thlp housM to shew their moth'
; t era arandmoUiora nd grandfather what
... iber had reoelvedj i.. - '.
.. ITirouf h th open doora oaold ba heard
. . aiiQh expressions ae "Praise Qod there
M outter again inv ranee.
- The American relief commission
been able to distribute flour ooffee sugar
- lard limited -. quantities of rice some
' cereals soap salt and vinegar. but no
butter -' - -jv y
-. The Associated Press oorrespopdent had
; cup of coffee aweetened with American
.i sugar with a peasant family living next
" door-to the charred ruins ot Oerman dug
In-outs near the bank of th Borom. Thar
M A Inmf Af hmim Hmaa An th ta.bl.
: "That also la from the Americans."
- said the peasant mother who was holding
a child of two xre on her lap. "We
shall never forget the assistance given
; us by America. It saved us. SW have
' ; had nothing else since soon after the be-
' ginning of the Oerman occupation. ' When
the Germans first began taking our goods
our cattle our vegetable and everything
els we raised on th farm they gave us
bits ox- paper o mm any stampea or regi
." mental commandera. which they said were
bonds telling us w should present them
to' President Polneara for payment. Here
are some of the -bonds" she said -as she
displayed at least two score of scribbled
acknowledgements oi oougauons
' NO FRI8H MEAT .
- rort NIN MONTHS.
v "But In th last rear or so an we have
' been able to raise has been taken with
" ant . vn then bonds?' she continued.
f9 have been encouraged to cultivate
ur farms then everything was taken
- and w were compelled to live on Ameri
can reilei. R It terrible sir. but you are
American. Please have another cup of
eoSee. I nm sorry w have no milk.
We have hhd none for more than a year
4U4he cow having been taken away by
the- Germane. - W haVe had no fresh
- meat -for nine months." ;
t For a time.vihe peasants say they were
aiioweo te Keep nens on- me conaiuon
" that -they produce Ave eggs tor each hen
weakly for the German authorities. If
the hens did not lay five eggs the peasants
una to borrow tnera from tneir neianoors.
" and they were delighted when the hens
. ' t iaat were conflscatetl.' ' .
jr There Is an undeniable thrill attached
lo motoring over the old front line kwsl
itlons on theae changeable spring da ye.
When chilling snow squalls Intermingle
With nan has or warm brilliant sunshine
- Within a week roads have penetrated al
tooet countless trench positions and ex-
tended themselves over what once was
i too man's land.- Running along these roads
t in broad dayllfht. it la hard to Eeallse
" that six day ago one oared not lift an
eye above the parapet of the front Are
" " trenches.
: reneiraunr tne ronner uerman dosi-
xians a lasting memory always is one oi
endless chains ' of - rusted . barbed wire.
From the amount -which -may be aeen
Stretching away M every direction as
ar as the ey reaches It would neon that
the German industrial Dlanta had been
lurned to wire making. It is not the
ordinary barbed wire known in Am
ut the barbs. Ions' and stout sr.
Inched to tlw wire at intervals of half
U If it had not been for the bartMd wire
ila War would have been over loner aaro.
rltish officer declared. . .
Chief Clerk. Dumas
1 To Succeed HarrisJ
' AHnutau Pit Sfitilt
- f AUSTIN. Texas. March 15 W. M. Haff
y'ls assistant attorney general In charge
f of bond matters Friday tendered hta
resignation to Attorney General Looney
t ffnd will Icavo wifhln a few days for Dei-
Ms' where he will practice law. Attorney
. fioneral Looney announced the anpolnt-
. (nent of W. P. Dumas chief clerk of the
fine s leaai department the past four
ynsrs to fill the vacancy oausod by the
a fnslenstlon of Judge Harris and L. C.
S Ulton. Who has been court rAnortr in
i tho department for four years is pro-
moted to etie chief clerkship. .
I Attorne General Looney said Friday
v. fhat the position formerly held by Mr.
Button would be abolished.
I ' Judgo Harris haa served as an assist?
eral Looney ever since the beginning of
Mr. - Looney'a administration . during
; Which time he has had cnarg of bond
(natters coming before the department
lie la recognised aa on of th beat au-
horities on bond matters in th State.
Sink Them on the Spot.
1 Says Ex-Preiident Taft
f'.ic ': MmoiM fVra fferi. ''
ATLANTA. . Ga. .March . IS. -Former
( yaidnt Taft speaking to an iuidlenc of
more -'than 00 persons wha ' wildly
" cheered Ms utterances her Friday de-
dared that armed American merchant-
h men should await n warnings from sub-
marines but should "sink them on the
pot." . .
K Th Tormef" president whose address
was mad In the Interests Of-th League
t Enforce Peace asserted that we were
; war forced upon us by act of lawless ag-
x frasalon which he said we can not
further condone without loss of our pres-
tige and of our self respect
r The. speaker brought the crowd to a
noisy outburst .of approval when he de-
j"U a commercial vessel f th United
j States armed in advance by th crest.
" . dent meets a submarine it ought to sink
is on toe spot wunouc warning. To wait
when a man poiata a pistol at you.'
itlng for a CbronerTe inquest
n Doiata a nlatnl at mn "
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Dates Conflict iti
AUflTIN'. Texas March !. An ffort
i win ba; mad td have; the special saasloa
v of the leglslatnre hexti month! to change
if posslbla. the dates for th. submission
Of two 61 the four oongtltutlonal amenS-
menu submitted during the icula as
slon Just closed. Senate Joint resolu-
. tlons three and II are. by their own terms
et for submission four days apart during
next August and there is a. conflict as
to the data In one of them. It is pro.
- losed that thespeclal aeealon fix the
came date In August to rota on both of
these amendments. ..;; -.-
8enate Joint resolution thre authorls
I nr. road tax ot.1t cents and a vehicle
t - x of not more than $1 for maintenance
i f public roads ; is set vtoe. 'Saturday
'uiuii wnue-aenai joint resolution
l i. known as the conservation district
mendment is Set for the "third Tuea-
y" in August which th resolution de-
re to be "the .fourteenth- day of
"gust" while In fact the third Tuesday
the twenty-first of August. - . 'N
IStKHO' - tons ) says
acency announcement Tuesday
computation include th French batUe-
shlo of the Dantoa ' cUtsa recently an
nounced to have been aunk by aKJerman
submarin in M Mediterranean. . v
Crew Front Lost Tuar Y
l' May Bet StaiAliye
. ' ! iAeUvi Prtu Itsasrt) V.b...:
' 01 ALVesTON 'Texas March; II. The
keeper of the coast guard station at Point.
Isabel Imi-vmb dlreoled to Investigate a
report that njn men composing th crew
of' the ' tua Bertha which broke : away
from her tow last. Friday night in a' gale J
are stranded at Padre Island: Tha report
also said that th bertha bed bMn
wrecked on the Island. The Bertha broke
m-mm w Mm hr iom aff Arsnaka Pais and
had been given Up to? lost 'with U
Weitern. hor Employe "Conaider
: ; Demand for Wafe Atue. y
XAN8A4 Crrr. Mo.. March It-Sea-Hotis
of tha axeoutlv board of th West-
era shop employes continued here .Friday
night In ooasldtratita of demands for In
oreaaea pay ana; jmproveo wwwm wiw
' .; xC'.'';;' AY
T the "'WaUorf Astorii iaJ New -York the
depot lunchroom- m Lonesome ; Uulch
Nevada on steamers in iininjj 'cSx' in
restaurantar-Tor at hom&- ; j r ; ' .
Ham and eggs for breakfast stand first in favor.
But then are him and eggsand Ham and
Eggs. To insure the erlute'"limit of good
breakfast "tatsinsiDt on Mcrris Supreme Ham and
Supreme Eggar-Svipremein fact as well as in name.
Only tie finest young porker of unifcxm aw and shape
Goyenunentinspected and approved ire good" enough
for Supreme Ham. '
The Morris cure Mourei just die tight flavorthe
piquant tang the acrid hint of hickory smoke that dis-
tinguish this perfect ham. Try it tomorrow morning.
' . B
1500 Mew Trimmed
' sold for
f . In every. "
wanted - style
ft color and
4 Your unreatricted choice of 1 500 new Trirnmed Hatt
that would ordinarily tell for $7.50 '('pm Av r-:
$10:90 Mid $12.W;ooV m 10 ioMljM
( Never before have we been able to offer such an' at-:.'
1 sortment ofTrimmed Hati at this price. -; Tunlr of ;J
bu)ring a iuariiung $7.50 ta $12.50 new rw m fiti
.n Spring Hat; right before Easter for. i . DOi)J if s
J; Included are Heix Hats thatare brimmed-with flow- .
'fi ';.!ers;Usere: HatsbUck and' colors di liair edjes";
; ;. trirnmed vith flowersr new Milan and jap Straws
jtrinuned i wiih s winss ; and "fanciesj" Black; Milahs
v trimmed with pfscock and burnt ostrich VIclassylMi-'
1 t H ' 1 1 " -; r f - tr!T""l with "
tlons.' Details of how" tua svlbieets- it
belMt approached and -what prosroa has
been mad by th confreeS still are unan-noinoM.-fflelaia
refusing 'to disc lose in
any manner the Aotlon of the oonferenoet
r No 4eanlt time haa been set for its
isnc out it was believed that a
report mlht b oorosleted . by
1 . ' '.' ' ' mm tSae 1 '
Loyalty to WiUon
;NBW TORX. March II sverJ Droml-
nant socialists vn
Aucin4 Pun RrH.l
. aaainsi tb action ot . the
party's executive tommRtee In Issuln a
manifesto "purporting ' to ascreas ; the
party's position about tha threatened war
between tha United States and German?
passed resolutions IndorslneiPresident
Wlleon's course and p led ulna ITlelr sup
port to the eonntrV.' ' .. ; ; -4
"To refuaa to resist internatioaal crime
ISftel be nnwortfiV Ofthe name of r -olallst."
the resolutions aal. We ...(
peaea bnt not at anr cost; and bUv
that thp'saerlflo 'Of 'hitearltv n4 if
ceneral public and private aif r- t i
to hlsh a prloe to pav for It. We a.i -r
bloodshed but so clearly that blx..l h.d
better .be shed inan saved by eowaru.ee
o decay la bonease."
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IGHT now jiist before Easter there is great emphasisgiven
' dressy clothing for. men and young men.' NeW: shipments
reach us daily including all that is hew in men's wearing !
appareL uur great stocks are complete in every detail making it
.a pleasure to fit you in anything you desire.
t 1 ; V -'I'--C-.. .
T 'HIS assortment of-suits is right up to the minute in every way.
" Latest models in single or double-breasted belted or regular
back styles; colors include clear distinct blues browns greens
and graysas well as checks stripes etc.; patch or slash pockets;
some quarter silk lined others half lined
MerCs High Grade Suits
WE INVITE your most critical inspection of these high-grade
hand-tailored Suits.- They are choice of the latest expres-
sioris in correct men's and young men's wear by such well known'
makers as Rogers Peet New York; 'Strouse Bros. Baltimore;
Stratford Chicago'-and Sophomore Chicago. Your choice of
America's finest S4its at-- r f
$25001 $30.00 $35.00
imported Spring hats $5
Complete assortment of sImported French Massant
Hats in colors brown; pearl slate black : light tan
and gray; all neW blocks and shapes for . QQ
Large assortment of Stet-
son Hats in. all' the styles
and colors; a well known
These Hats are in two lots
and "are real. . valuesin-
real Spring Hats; on sale
Saturday at - A A
00 and. . .t)lJ.Ul
Men's Fine Shirts at 79c
$1.00 and $1.50 values at. 79c-4Large assortment
of Men's 5hirts in madras and percale soft or stiff
cuffs; regular $1.00 and $1.50 values on 'HQr
sale for. .... .V. '. .. ..... ..... ....... I7t
Cotton Ciepe Shirts at $1.35
' A large and complete assortment of Fancy Japanese
Crepe Shirts ; light grounds' with fancy coloijed stripes
t in contrasting colors and combination stripes; all with ;
soft cuffs; a regular $1.50 value inf (P1 'jg
its at 69c
These garmentsare made up m athlebc styles of an ;;
exceptionally good quality of nainsook; on A l
-tale at V'i'-V. .' . V
t V.J:law7 lVIVU keV
this entire lor. is new opnng siock mey come in au
9 .. - - 1 . t 2 1.-' . A . i
. trie new
Shirts for. . .
.. . . .r: J' 'r'!
- a. - a- .
SMART clothes ; for the boys large .''or. smalL.
The . latest things in Suits classy looking . but
built to stand real wear; Wash Suits for ; "little '
brother" Rompers Hats everything in fact that
you will want Bring your boy in and let us fit him.
New Spring Norfolk Suite
All .Wool Suits smartly tailored for the boys who must
' have the best all hew Spring models in plain and fancy
mixtures .'plaids stripes as well as serges; grays browns
and tans; patch pockets; -ages 6 to 18 years. These Suits
are the best money can buy.
Prices $5.00. $6.50 $7.50. $10.00
and up to $17.50
Boys New! Wash Suits
All this season's new garments in every color and combina-
tion; good washable fabrics in fast colors; better quality
throughout; ages 2 to 8 years. v v
Prices $1.50 $2.00 $2.50 $3.00
up to $7.50
floysv Newest Rompers
A large and complete assortment in good fabrics; light or
.dark colors and solid white; long and short sleeves; sixes
2 lo I vein r "' '.'' : . ''
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50c 59c 75c and 98c
Boys' and Jwenile iHiats
Complete lot in Silk; Straw and Wssh.Hats ; ali the new .
shapes and colors.; .. fjp-.f:
New Straws' $1.00 $1.25 $1.50 $2.00 up 0
Cloth and Silks 50c 75c $1.00. $2.00 up
'New styles "in a' kreit assortment 'of color eombmnlons; ' .
; have the bestfall new Spring models in '.plain; and fancy
e' ft nevr Dpnng stoat; iney cornejrrau - . pUdg wbctuxtu;aS1 fcrf.$fay&m
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Johnston, R. M. The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 354, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 24, 1917, newspaper, March 24, 1917; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth609101/m1/3/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .