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LOOK AT CHILD'S
TONGUE IF SICK,
HURRY, MOTHERI REMOVE PO.
SONS FROM LITTLE STOMACH,
'GIVE CALIFORNIA SYRUP OF FIGS
AT ONCE IF BILIOUS OR
.ook at the tongue, mother ! If
coated, it is a sure sign that your lit
tIe one's stonizch, iiver and bowels
n('etls a gentle, thorough cleansing at
When peevish, cross, listless, pale,
doesn't sleep. doesn't eat or act natu
rally, or is feverl sit. stlomach sour,
bre th lail; has stoinnch-nche, soro
threat, dia rrhoPa, full of cold, give a
tenso'unful of "'alifornia Syrup of
Figs," anl in a few hours ill the foul,
constipatedI waste, unligesteil food
and soumir bile ge'ntly moves out of the
little hotwels witi iit grilping, and you
have a well, pl'ay'ul (hild again.
'ou needni't (i07x sick children to
take tlils luirrntless "fruit laxative;"
they 1' 'e its delicious taste, and it
always unkes theta feel sIl endid.
Ask your druggikt for a bottle of
TIiIfornia Syrup of 1'i ,s," which' has
dlire,'I''ns f'or hablhes, chtildtren of all
ages and for grownups plinly on the
bottle. Ihtwa r' of counterfelts sold
here. To he sure you get the genuine,
ask to see that it is made by the "Call
forhin Fig Syrup (i otpny." Itefuse
any othe'r kind with c onttuit.-Adv.
"'T'here is :a feller hr w ho Otwins t
queer atulttal.' sait tite landlri'dl iof the
I'ttni:t taven. "It has a he!l ltke i
turtle atnl a toly like a ent'. 'T'here is
u tin atlong its spine. It tins feithers
tin its hotly, furs on its legs, unil a spike
or sticker on the end of Its tail. It
whistle's up to ten o'eloek in the iiorn
lug, and then brays till noon. Alter
"Ni ilsoise" . sail Ihe glest, whose
tt'ounI enatlce was shalwdel consideraly
like that 01' a rare ol lidlele. "You
Ilon'I expeel ie to believe' a tinttastle
Rile lk' Ik thil. do eon"
"I'ell, I heard you shying a little
t'hile iiun that yo fi'ered we couild
ntever whip the lions :enl inight eveni
tuity be c o itpellei to ii intluel a (er
Intan 1in.ii,,. ICf eourw.. it you el ieve
ihar iot Will Ibelieve aiyt hing."- - liii
sas ('it' Star.
Every Professin Has Its
indorsers of Eagle Remedy
loromi phiysleh aits to l aw~yers, mier
'hiants, iieehan ie's, I omntiv e eni'i
nIers, Otlie nmen anil hoe use'wivyes conntl
wordis of hIghest I ratis' for th le (effee
ti veneoss of Ihigie Ile 1itemiiedy in hian
ishing pIles of' eveiry foriti. Some of
recent origIn ad o1tes of long stamtl
Il'ecause En~ugle PIle Itemiedy, by its
eat irely Ipactical lho me t reatmeat,
taken ilt ernal ly, hianishles 1)1los from
the source inst eadt oif treating the tre
sl.uit' allinenits luceiet to their
Try a box, If you a troubled now.
Or have a box haindy when they begin
to apipear. Send $1 to the 110eed 1 )ls
tributinug Co., 141 (anlwlin Street, Patt.
ersoni, N. JT. Ot' drop tt Postal for an
exlanaiiztory booklet. It is free.-Adv,
The Bird Man of the Future.
"C(onifoundI I ' it xilmlteud the btIird
"Oh, I was goig to Ily out a lIt tle
wIth the boys laet ntight, butt my wifte
Stuc(k tmy wIngs futn a' iiasssitt
couldnt't ly aniy futere'Iu th e . M.
C. A. l"--itillunond 'Thues-l lusjtch '.
Dandruff and ltching.
Tlo restore dry, falling hair and get rid
et dandruff, rub Cutlcura Ointment
into scalp. Next morning shampoo with
Cuticura Soap and hot water. For
free samples address, "Cuticura, Dept
Z, Boston." At druggists and by mail
Boap 25, Ointment 25 and 50.--Adv.
Where He Got the Idea.
"Shiakesitotre saId thaItiall thle w~orkl
was a stage."
"Umn. D~o you suppose the street
were fillied with those chorus-girl cos
tibmes in his daty?"'
SHAKE INTO YOUR SHOES
Allen's F'oot.Ease, the ant iacptic powder to b
akaien Into the shoes aned spinkled in the foot
bath. It relieves painful, swollen, smartIng fee
and takes the eting out of corns and bunIons
Used by the American, Dlritiah and F'renel
troops. Allen's Foot-Ease Is a certaIn relle
for' tired, itching feet. Sold everywhere.--Adv
Whoeveor chooses hIs wife for I i
way she looks oni the strieet seldoni
makes a serious mlistatke.
Wrights Tndlan V'egetale P'Ills contait
nothing but vecgetable ingredients, which aoi
faently as a tonIc andi purgatIve by stimu
tion and not by IrrItatIon. Adv.
Withi lenty' of ambiltioni anid hustle
a man is eqiplped for wonder working
By An Amen
EMPEY WRITES AND STAGE:
Synopsis.-Fired by the sinkin
American lives, Arthur Guy Empey
goes to England and enlists as a p
short experience as a recruiting oil
ing quarters in France, where he 11
makes the acquaintance of "cootle:
E1mpey's colpany is sent into the
his first turn on the fire step while
learns, as comnratde falls, that de
Chaplain dist inguishes himself by
fire. With pick and shovel Eimpey
in No Man's Land. After exciting
*111(1 observation post duty, Eipe
Man's Land and has narrow escar
WVhile they are talking, an old Jew
anmed Ikey Cohenstein comes along,
1ad Abe engages hits for cashier. After
engaging Ikey they meet an old
Southern negro called Sambo, and
lpon the suggestion of Ikey he is en
gaged as porter. Then the three of
them, arm in arm, leave to take pos
session of this wonderful palace which
Abe has just paid $1,000 for. (Cur
In the second act the curtain rises
on the interior of the Diamond Palace
snloon, and the audience gets its first
shock. The saloon looks like a pig
pen, two tramps lying drunk on the
floor, and the bartender in a dirty
shirt with his sleeves rolled up, asleep
with his head on the bar.
Enter Abe, Sambo and Ikey, and the
One of the characters in the second
act was named Broadway Kate, and I
had an awful job to break in one of
.he Tonmies to act and talk like a
Another character was Alkali Ike, an
Arizona cowboy, who just before the
close of the play comes into the saloon
and wrecks it with his revolver.
We had eleven three-hour rehearsals
lefore I thought it advisable to pre
sent the sketch to the public.
The whole brigade was crazy to
ritness the first performance. This
.;crformliance was scheduled for Friday
night and everyone was full of antiel
pation; when baing! orders camne
through that the brigade would move at
two that afternoon. Cursiigi and
blinid iig was the order of things upon
the receipt of this order, but we
That night we reached the little vil
lage of 5- and again went into rest
billets. We were to he there tw,
weeks. Our company immedaiat ely goit
busy53 anid scur'ed thle village for a
suit able pilace in which to priesenit our
p~rducition. Then we received another
A rival company was -already estab
lished in the village. T1hey carlled1
themselves "The Bowv Bells," and
lput On a sketch entitled, "Blighty
Whlat Hopes?" They were the dlvi
sionail concert pa11rty.
We hoped they all would be soon
in Blighty to give us a chance.
This company ('harged an admiisslon
of a franc per headl, tand thart night
our comipany went en maiisse to see
their performiance. It really wars good.
I had a sinking sensation when I
thought of running my sketch in op
position to it.
In one of their scenes they had a
soubrette called( Flossle. The soldier
that took this part wvas elever tand
made a fIne-tappeatring aind chic girl.
We immtiediately fell in love with her
until two days after, while we were
on a march, we passed Flossie with
"her" sleeves rolled up and the sweat
pouring from "her" face unloading
shells from a motor lorry.
As our section piassedI her I yelled
out: "Hello, I'lossie ; Blighty-Whtt
Hopes?" Her reply made our love die
"Ah, go to h-I I"
This brought quite a .laugh from the
marching column directed at me,. and I
Instantly miade uip mmy mInd that our'
can Arthur (
refnt Machine Gunne
Copyright 1917. kg Arthui Guy Emne7
A PLAY BEHIND THE LINES
of the Lusitania, with the loss of
an American living in Jersey City,
:ivate in the British army. After a
leer in London, he is sent to train
st hears the sound of big guns and
." After a brief period of training
front-line trenches, where he takes
the bullets whiz overhead. Enipey
ith lurks always in the trenches.
rescuing wounded men un(er hot
has experience as a trench digger
experiences on listening post detail
is picked for patrol duty in No
e from death.
sketch should immediatel' run in op
position to "Blighty-What hopes?"
When we returned to our billet from
the march, Curley Wallace, my the
atrical partner, came running over to
1110 and said he 1111(1 found a swanky
place in which to proiiuce our show.
After taking off my equipment, and
followed by the rest of the section, I
went over to the buiiing he had picked
out. It was a monstrous barn with a
pint forml at one end which wouldil make
an ideal stage. The section got right
on the job, and before night had that
lplace rigged out in apple-ple order.
The next day was Sunday and after
church parade we put all our time on
a dress rehearsal, and it went fine.
I made four or five large signs an
nouncing that our comipany would open
up that evening at the King George the
Iifth theater, on the corner of Ammo
street and Sandbag terrace. General
adnission was one-half franc. First
ten rows in orchestra one franc, and
boxes two francs. By this time our
printed programs had returned from
London, and I further announced that
on the night of the first performance
a program woul be given free of
charge to men holding tickets costing a
franc or over.
We had an orchestra of seven men
and seven different instruments. This
orchestra was excellent, while they
were not playing.
The perfornntice was scheduled to
start at G p. in.
At 5:15 there was a mob in front of
our one entrance and it looked like a
big night. We had two hoxes each ac
commo da ting four people, and these
we imiedliately s''hll out. 'TChen a
brilliant idea enm ne to Iley (hhenstein.
Why not use the rafters overhead, call
Iheml boxes, andi charge two francs for
a seat on them? The only difliculty
was how were the mlenl to rencil these
boxes, but to Ikey this was a mere de
Hie got long ropes and tied one end
aroundl each rafter and1( thlen tied a lot
of knots in the roipes. TPhese ropes
would take the pilace of stairways.
We figured out that the rafters
wvouid seat about forty men and sold
thlat numlber of tickets accordhingly.
When the tickethlolders for the boxes
got a glimpse of the rafters and were
informled thlat they hand to use the rope
stairway, tihere was a howvl of indigna
tion, blut we hand their money and1( told
them that if thley did not like it they
could write to tile management later
and1( their money would 1)e refunded ;
but under these conditions they would
not be allowed to witness the perform
ance that nighlt.
After a little grousing they accepted
the siuatlion with tihe promise that if
the show was rotten they certainly
wouldl let us knowv about it (luring the
Everything went lovely and it was a
hlowlin~g success, until Alkali Ike ap
pearedl on the scene with is revolver
laded wvith blank cartridges. Behind
the lhar on a shelf was a long line of
bottles. Alkali Ike was supposed to
start on tile left of this line and break
six of tile bottles b~y firing at them with
his revolver. Behind these bottles a
pliece of painted canvas wuas supposed
to represent tile b~ack of tile bar, at
('eh shlot froml Alkali's pisttdf a man
hein the scenes would lilt one0 of the
r, Serving in France
bottles with his entrenching tool
handle and smash \ t, to give the im.
pression that Alkali ivas a good shot.
Alkali Ike started in and aimed at
the right of the line of bottles instead
of the left, and the poor boob behind
the scenes started breaking the bottles
on the left, and then the boxholders
turned loose; but outside of this little
fiasco the performance was a huge suc
cess, and we decidtd to run it for a
New troops were constantly coining
through, and for six performances we
had the "S. It. O." sign suspended out
On His On.
Of course Tommy cannot always b
producing plays under fire but while
in rest billets he has numerous other
ways of amusing himself. He is a
great gambler, but never plays for
large stakes. Generally, in each com
pany, you will find a regular Cantleid,
This man banks nearly all the games
of chance and is an undisputed author
ity on the rules of gambling. When
ever there is an argument among the
Tommies about some uncertain point
as to whether Houghtc n is entitled to
Watkins' sixpence, the matter is taken
to the recognized nuthorlty and his de
cision is final.
The two most popular games are
"Crown and Anchor" and "House."
The paraphernalia used in "Crown
and Anchor" consists of a piece of can
vas two feet by three feet. This is
diviled into six equal squares. In these
squares are painted a club, diamond,
heart, spade, crown, and an anchor,
one device to a square. There are
three dice used, each dlice marked the
same as the canvas. The banker sets
up his gambling out fit in the corner of
a billet and starts bally-hooing until a
crowd of Tommien gathers around;
then the game starts.
The Tommies pla'e bets on the
squares, the crown or anchor being
played the most. 'Ihe banker then
rolls his three dice and collects or pays
out as the case may be. If you play
the crown and one shows up on the
dice, you get even money, if two show
up, you receive two to one, and if three,
three to one. If the crown does not ap.
pear and you have bet on it, you lose,
and so on. The percentage for the
banker is large ir every square is
played, but if the crcwd is partial to,
say two squares, he has to trust te
luck. The banker generally wins.
The game of "Hots" is very popula
also. It takes two men to run it. Thin
game consists of numerous squares of
cardboard containinf; three rows of
numbers, five number s to a row. The
numb~ers run from one to ninety, Elack
card has a different Combination.
The French "estan,Inets" In the vil,
lages are open from eleven in the morn
lag until one in the afternoon in ac
cordance with army orders.
After dinner the'Tommies congre
gate at these places to drink Froncd
beer at a penny a glass and plaa
As soon as the E staminet Is suffi
clently crowded the. proprietors of the
"House" game get busy and, as the:
term it, "form a schoo," This consisti
of going around and selling cards a
a franc each. If they have ten in the
school, the backers of the game de
duct two francs for their trouble ani
the winner gets eigh francs.
Thea the game stsirts. Each buye:
places his card before him on the ta
ble, first breaking upl matches into flf
One of tihe backers o~f the gai e hal
a small cloth bag in irhich are ninet;
cardboard squares, each with s, nuir
ber printed thereon, k'om one to nine
ty. He raps on the table and crie;
out: "Eyes down, ma3 lucky lade."
All noise ceases an]i .rqery one is at
The croupier places Uns hand in thi
bag and draws forth a nuraberei
square and immediat-aly calls out th'
number. The man who ovns thme card
with that particular taumber on ii
covers the square with~ a match. The
one wile covers the fliteen numbers oa
his card first shouts "House." The
other backer immediately corn 3s eve
to him and verifies the card by callin,
out the numbers thereon to the mal
with the bag. As each number Il
called he picks it out of the one
picked from the bag and says, "Right.
If the count Is righlt he shouts, "Hlous<
correct, pay the lucky gentleman, an'
sell him a card for the, next school.
Tile "lucky gentleman" genen ally buy,
one unless ho has a miser trace ii
Then another collection in; made,
school formed, and they car.'y on wit]
The caller-out has many nicknamel
for the numbers sumch as "Kelly's Eye'
for one, "Leg's Eleven" for eleven
"Ciickety-click" for sixty-six, or "Tol
of tile house" meani lg ninety.
Empey tells in the next install.
ment how the war Is crumbling
the British wail of caste, which
once was insurriiustable.
Set your pride in its proper place and
never be ashamed of any honest call.
Circumstances are beyond the control
of man; but lils conduct is in his own
DAINTY TABLE TRIFLES.
While strawberries are still too ex
pensive for too frequent use, they ma3
be used as a gar
nish or accessory,
}-- making a m o s t
' " i tasty dish. A most
delicious illling and
icing for a cake
may be made, us
ing crushed fresh
berries with a tea
spoonful of lemon
juice added and thickened with con
A few sliced berries may be used
as a garnish for a gelatin dessert,
for the sherbet cups of junket or for
siqunres of angel cake with whipped
rean and berries for dessert.
A little sugar added to the roast
or stew will add to the flavor and
it will brown with a richer color.
When the coffee cream has soured
add a little soda and as t rspoonful
f sugar; beat until well blended and
it will usually be unnoticed, unless
the cream was too sour.
Rhubarb and Pear SaIad.--Bake two
cupfuls of rhubarb with a half a cup
1ful of sugar added When nearly cook
ed. Let stand to chill. Mix togeth
er four tablespoonfuls of olive oil, two
)f lemon juice, a teaspoonful of su
ear, salt and cayenne pepper to tast'?.
Arrange the rhubarb, which should be
tender but not broken, with six halves
of ttaned pears on a bed of lettuce;
pour over the dressing, sprinkle with
ihopped candied ginger and serve.
Frozen Prune Fluff.-Soak a pound
of prunes overnight in three pints of
water. In the morning add sugar to
sweeten and the rlinl of half an or
ange ; cook until the prunes are ten
der. Strain off the juice and remove
I the peel. Stone the prunes and rub
(hemi through a sieve; add the juice,
a half-cupful of finely chopped wal
nut meats and two unbeaten egg
whites, then freeze. Serve garnished
with orange marmalade.
Amber Marmaladc.-Put one grape
fruit, one lemon and one orange,
through the meat grinder; add ten
cupfuls of water and let stand over
night, then cook until tender; let
stand again overnight, add ten cup
fuls of sugar and cook until thick.
Put into glasses and seal as usual.
Care to our coffin adds a nail, no
An ev'ry grin so merry draws one
LET US REMEMBER.
That early potatoes may he quickly
prepared by using a rough piece of
burlap to take off the
skin. This is economy
(g of time as well as of
food. A whole recipe of
- drolp (cakes or cookies
utmiy be0 prepatred atid
batkedl at ontim ie if two
( blaking sheets of sheet
iron are used( that it the
ovent. This is a great
saving of fuel if gas or
kerosene or electrieity is
used. Milk bottles shiould be0 carefully
wiped before removing the capi for
two reasons, the first becautse- of
cleanlintess, the second because bits
Iof glass are often chipped out of the
bottle ini transit and are unnoticed,
even whien they drop off into the milk
when pouring it from the bottle.
Kindllin g may be carried very easily
lby usitig ai piece of canvas with strong
hiandlies. Cut the cloth 45 by 27
Use wooden spoons in stirring foods.
A hard rap of a metaul spoon on the
side of a granite dish will dislodge
pieces of the lining of the dish ; this
gets inito the food aind is as dangerous
as gltass. A wooden spuoon tiever be
comes too hot to handle and is much
easier on the hands In stirring.
Water drained fromt cooked rice or
macaroni miikes fine starch for laces
or delicate dlresses.
Brooms are too expensive these
(lays to treat without consideration.
They should always be hung or turned
Alpside down, resting on the hatndle.
Gratedl potato used as a poultice
over ani ittlatmed eye wvill relieve it if
A sauce dlishi of left-over preserves
may be thickoned wilth a little gela
tin, with a grating of lemon or a bot
tIe of lemon juice added, thea served
with whtippedl cream, making a dainty
dlessert andh ani economical one.
The dlish of oniotns left front to
dlay's dinnter may be0 put through at
sieve and servedl in tomorrow's meat
Nails and routghness In the heel of
a shoe will rubh and wvear the hose.
Pound dlown the nails and glue a piece
of heavy cloth or chamois skini late
each heel. This wvill save the feel
tand nlso the hose.
The wilse butyer will putrchase good
sizedl eggs when possIble, anid whlen
starting the poultry yard see that
she htis a strain of hens which pro
dluce large eggs. Stmall eggs should
not dematid the saime prIce. Weighing
eggs is ai wise anmd economical method,
nanl will in time discoutrnge the pro
ducueti of small eggs.
Tells How Lydia E. Ptikham's
Restored Her Health.
Philadelphia, Pa.-"I was very weak,
always tired, my back ached, and I felt
sickly most of the
time. I went to a
doctor and he said
I had nervous indi
gestion, which ad.
ded to my weak 1
condition kept me
worrying most of
the time-and he
said if I could not
~v > } stop that, I could
not get well. I
Ii 4 hoardsomuchabout
> LydiaE. Pinkham's
pound my husband wanted me to try it.
I took it fora week and felt a little bet..
ter. I kept itup for three months, and
I feel fine and can eat anything now
without distress or nervousness.' '-Mrs.
J. WORTHLINE, 2842 North Taylor St.,
The majority of mothers nowadays
overdo, there are so many demands
upon their time and strength; the result
is invariably a weakened, run-down,
nervous condition with headaches, back
ache, irritability and depression-and
soon more serious ailments develop.
It is at such periods in life that Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound will
restore a normal healthy condition, as
it did to Mrs. Worthline.
Use "BEAVER BOARD" for
your walls and ceilings. It is air
tight and wind-proof. Any carpen
ter or workman can put it on. It
produces far more tasteful effects
than plaster and is more economical.
STRATTON & BRAGG CO.
"Beaver Board" Distributors.
WooL We Pay Highest Market Prices
for V'roinia and North Caro
? L lina Wool -- No eotntnlssiona
deducted. We are buyers for
large trill consumniug half.
million pounds a moth. Write or ship to us and
we will allow full market price--no expenses
deducted except freight; prompt settlement. We
also pay top prices for Hides. Skins and Tallow.
Old Virginia Hide and Wool Co.,lnc.
P. 0. Box 775 Richmond, Va.
An excellent remedy for insects on plants,
such as Roses, Palmna, Ferns and Vegetable
plants or money refunded. Price 85 cents
delivered to any part of the United States.
Reference: Union Savings Bank.
F. H. KRAMER. Inc.. 916 F., Washington, D. C.
BA 03 WANTED Second-hand Bags,
kEI.R burlap. scrap barging and twine. Wrlte
for price. RICHMOND BAG COM
Department 11085. Cary. Richmond. Va.
Cash for Old False Teeth Iont mattor it brokon.
also cash for old gold" "ilvAr, plainum dt nral gat.
an1 FT od ee. Will send cash by return snail
an ood. 10 days for snder aproval of
mynio li 0, ie.Dnt. B, 8007 B. 5&h9b .,rhII.,1'S.
W. N. U., CHARLOTTE, NO. 23--1918.
MUSTACHE COMES WITH BARS
Or, at Least, That Would Seem to Be
the idea That Was in the Mind
of Private Jones.
Somuewvhere in France, t hey're allI
here-or' the willIi be0.
P'rivate Bill .Jones, late custtomsi in
sp)ector at Sani Frl'liSCo, walked0( into
a depot (luarItermauste's oflice, ia copy
of Paragraph -, 8. 0. -, In lisa hand.
It was~ evening, antd only3 a miajor and
ai capltain were piresent.
"WXhait do you want?'" asked the cap
"Tl.ransportation, slr,'' replied Pri
vate Jones, pu.ttinig foirtht his best sa
lute, "thlis order' says I've got to go--"
"WVell, PIl be--," said the captaln,
interrupting. "Tis is thle last p)lace
I expectedi to see you."
"Well, for the love or Mike 1" ex.
Claimred Private Joines. "I'd 'a' known
you in ai inuIlte. if it wan't fotr that
mustache' and1 the-t-a-s-houlIder bars."
'Thle caiptiain ulsed to he in the im
mligration depa)Irtment~t ini Sani F'rancis
co and he and( P'rivate .Jonles used,. to (
Soph--I wuas over to see het last
night w~hen some one threw a brick
through the window and hit the [pOOr
girl in the side!I
FAresh-Did it httrt hter?
Soph-No; but It broke thtree of my
"H~ave you grills in your houlse?"
"Well, my wife puts me through one
every time I stay out late."
The Fine Flavor
IN NO OTHER