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It is cruel to force nauseating,
harsh physic into a
sick child.
Look back at your childhood days.
Itomember tho "dose" mothor Insisted
on castor oil, calomel, cathartics.
How you hated them, how you fought
against taking them.
With our children It's different
Mothers who cling to tho old form of
physic simply don't realize what they
do. The children's revolt Is well-found-ed.
Their tonder llttlo "lnsldes" aro
Injured by them.
If your child's otomach, liver and
bowels need cleansing, give only deli
cious "California Syrup of Figs." Its
action Is positive, but gentle. Millions
of mothers keep this harmless "fruit
laxative" handy; they know children
love to tako It; that it never falls to
clean the liver and bowels and sweot
n the stomach, and that a teaspoonful
lven today saves a sick child tomor
row. Ask at tho store for a GO-cent bottle
of "California Syrup ofFigs," which
has full directions for babies, children
of all ages and for grown-ups plainly
on each bottle. Adv.
Khaki for the Navy.
Naval medical authorities, after ex
perience gained In naval operations at
Vera Cruz, aro of the opinion that
white clothing, particularly whlto
liats, aro too easily penetrated by tho
sun's rays and aro therefore unsuit
able for use in the tropics. It Is rec
ommended that only khaki or forestry
neutral clothing bo supplied to the
Bavy for landing parties. Tho Path
Says 'Drugs Excite Kidneys and Rec
ommends Only Salts, Particularly
If Bladder Bothers You.
When your kidneys hurt and your
back feels sore, don't get scared and
proceed to load your stomach with a
t lot of drugs that excite tho kidneys
nd irritate the entire urinary tract
Keep your kidneys clean like you keep
your bowelB clean, by flushing them
with a mild, harmless Baits which re
moves tho body's urinous wasto and
stimulates them to their normal activ
ity. Tho function of the kidneys is to
Alter the blood. In 24 hours they
strain from it 600 grains of acid and
waste, so wo can readily understand
the vital importance of keeping tho
kidneys active.
Drink lots of water you can't drink
too much; also get from any pharma
cist about four ounces of Jad Salts;,,
take a tablespoonful in a glass of
water before breakfast each morning
for a few days and your kidneys will
act fine. This famous salts is made
.from the acid of grapes and lemon
Juice, combined with Uthla, and has
been used for generations to clean and
stimulate clogged kidneys; also to
neutralize tho acids in urine so it no
longer is a source of irritation, thus
ending bladder weakness.
Jad Salts is inexpensive; cannot in
jure; makes a delightful effervescent
lithla-water drink which everyone
should take now and then to keep
their kidneys clean and active. Try
this, also keep up tho water drinking,
and no doubt you will wonder what
became of your kidney trouble and
"backache. Adv.
"Professor Grouch has at las solved
the problem of abolishing distress in
the world."
"What's bis scheme?"
"To starve tho poor off the face of
the earth."
-Save Your Halrl Get a 25 Cent Bottle
of Danderlne Right Now Also
Stops Itching Scalp.
Thin, brittle, colorless and scraggy
hair is mute evidence of a neglected
scalp; of dandruff that awful scurf.
There is nothing so destructive to
the hair as dandruff. It robs tho hair
of Its luster, its strength and Its very
life; ovontually producing a feverish
ness and itching of the scalp, which
it not remedied causes the hair roots
to shrink, loosen and die then tho
hair falls out fast A llttlo Danderlne
tonight now any tlmo will surely
eavq your hair.
Get a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton's
Danderino from any store; and after
the first application your hair will
take on that life, luster and luxuriance
which Is so beautiful. It will become
wavy and fluffy and have tho appear
ance of abundance; an incomparable
glose and softnesB, but what will
please you most will bo after Just a
, few weeks' use, when you will actual
ly see a lot of fine, downy hair new
hair growlug all over tho scalp. Adv.
"Ah," ho murmured, "If there wero
only something in this mundane world
that would solace all theso vague
yearnings, Batlsfy one's wildest long
ings, and fill tho aching void within!'
"Well, what's tho matter with pie?"
Getting the Land Ready
In a sonso tho strawberry plant Is
in evergreen. Unllko tho bush or
tree fruits, It has no wood growth to
ripen. Its leaves do not shrivel in the
fall, and at the touch of frost drop
from the plant, henco It is but reason
able to suppose that the plant will
have further need of them at some fu
ture time.
Observing closely, the student of
nature will note that In place of
ripening, as is tho case with bush and
treo fruits, tho leaves of the straw
berry plant take on a deeper shade
of green with the advent of autumn,
Anally assuming a recumbent posi
tion. This is nature's method of prepar
ing this plant for tho necessary period
of dormancy.
During this period tho forces in
the plant remain inactive. With the
coming of spring, the warm breezes,
sunshino and showers, there is an
awakening a springing up of new
With tho bush and treo fruits this
awakening of pent-up energy first
manifests itself by tho swelling of
buds. From theso, tiny leaves push
forth, to be followed by the unfolding
and development of blossoms.
In embryonic form leaf and blos
soms have been tucked away and pro
tected in a sheath of well ripened
woody growth.
These stored-up forces are protected
against Injury from low temperature
up to a certain point, depending somo
what on atmospheric conditions pre
vailing at the time and conditions
under which the growth and ripen
ing of these buds took place.
However, with strawberry slants
there Is no swelling and unfolding of
leat buds, for each leaf and cluster of
blossoms appear separately and at dif
ferent periods of time.
In place of well-ripened, woody tis
sue, the embryonic leaves and fruit
stems of this plant aro protected by
tho crown of the plant, which con
sists of a succulent growth of plant
tissue only.
With such a protection, theso em
bryonic leaves and fruit buds aro not
fully prepared to undergo the rigors of
winter, hence additional protection
is required if tho plants aro to re
tain their strength and vigor unim
paired. By looking into tho matter
closely, the reason for this may bo
very plainly seen.
I have said that tho leaves of tho
strawberry plant go Into winter In
a green, succulent state, and for this
reason their purpose has not yet been
fully accomplished.
With tho advent of spring, and tho
awakening of nature, theso leaves re
sume activities.
Tho root feeders gather In the ele
ments of plant food from tho soil.
Tho circulatory systom carries. this
food to leaf tissues, where, under
the action of sunshine, a chemical
chango takes place, by which It is
made available for assimilation.
Somo of this perfect plant food Is
used by theso same leaf tissues, but
by far tho largor portion is carried
to the crown, there to bo used In tho
growth and development of a new
and larger leaf system.
This being true It will readily bo
seen that if the leaves of tho present
season's growth do not pass through
the winter with vitality unimpaired,
an abnormal condition In plant life
will result.
With its tissues wholly or partly
dead, tho leaves of tho plant aro un
able to resume the functional activi
ties properly, as would otherwise bo
tho case.
New leaves may push out from tho
crown of such plants, to bo Bure; but
such growth never possesses that vig
orous, healthy appearanco so charac
teristic of normally constituted plants.
Nor are the leaves tho only part
of tho plant that sustains Injury
through exposure to winter frosts and
sunshine, for tho tissues that com
pose tho crown aro Injured more or
less by tho samo thawing and freez
ing process.
In addition to tho Injury to the leaf
and crown, as noted, there is, on somo
soils, Injury done to tho root eystem
through tho lifting, heaving action of
Grown on a class of soils that hon
eycomb readily, these surface feeding
plants are often left stranded, so to
speak, their crowns projecting more
During Cold Weather.
or less above tho surfaco of the
ground, many of the One feeding roots
having been broken In tho process.
Tho contest with tho elements ovet
tho plantB In tho unprotected straw
berry bed will present every degree ol
vitality oxcept that of a. plant In per
feet health.
The plants of an unprotected straw
berry bed will make as bravo a show
ing as their unimpaired vitality will
permit, but results as measured by tho
harvest will bo very disappointing
when compared with thoso secured
from a bed of plants that have been
given tho proper protection.
Tho remedy, then, or preventive
rather, is tho wlntor mulch.
What shall wo use, and when best
In our own work any material that
is convenient is made to servo tho
purpose, and the mulching opera'tions
aro begun as soon as freezing weath
er sets in In our latitude about 43
degrees, that is about November 1.
Whether the material used Is straw,
marsh-hay, corn stalks, or forest
leaves, good results will be secured
if properly applied.
Tho quantity that should bo applied
varies somewhat. In ono article that
I read not long Bince, a writer recom
mended eight inches of settled straw.
There aro conditions under which
a mulch of that depth would mean dis
astrous results.
In our opinion ono inch of tho set
tled straw will afford ample protec
tion in most instances. If tho ground
is frozen hard at tho time, a thick
mulch may bo applied with Bafoty, but
tho placing of several inches of straw
or other material over plantB when
the ground Is in an unfrozen condi
tion, is almost sure to result disas
trously. Tho finer tho material, the closer
it will settle, and consequently tho
greater tho harm likely to be done.
Tho coarser the material used tho
better; for there is sufficient circula
tion of air to supply tho needs of the
plant yet tho Bunllght is excluded.
I have received reports from grow
ers in which it was claimed that a
much had proved ruinous to straw
berry plants. However, if the entiro
circumstances relating to such in
stances wero fully known, I am confi
dent It would be found that either
improper material had been used or
improperly applied, perhaps both.
The straw or chaff should bo used
sparingly, in amount sufficient to pre
clude tho direct rays of light only.
A blanket of snow makes tho very
best sort of protection, as It permits
a free circulation of air, even when It
packs in a hard drift Beveral inches
in thickness.
This being true, It Is a wiso plan,
whenever possible, to establish tho
strawberry bed where It will havo the
benellt of a windbreak of some cort.
In latitudes where thoro aro largo
snowfalls, It will even pay to build
an artificial windbreak of some sort,
if needed, to prevent tho winds sweep
ing the ground bare of snow.
In our latitude a light, covering 'of
straw answers every purposo re
quired for the winter mulch, as this
is alwayB supplemented by a snow
blanket, making an ideal combina
tion. It Is not generally thought that ex
cessive freezing of tho ground is in
Jurlous to tho plants, yet we have al
ways had the best results when tho
ground has been hold unfrozen
throughout tho entiro period of plant
It seems strange to me now, that
so many strawberry growers havo
their beds without protection, there
by discounting largely tho results duo
at harvest.
Yet !t is not bo very strange, after
all. Many of us go through life with
the mind's eye half closed to tho
things about us. It took several years
of costly experience to convinco tho
writer that tho wlntor mulch Is an
Important factor in strawberry grow
ing and that the work must on no
account bo neglected if tho most high
ly satisfactory results aro to bo ob
tained. Rations of Idle Horse.
You can cut down somowhat on the
rations of .. horse that has very llttlo
work. Give him from four to olcht
pounds of ground oats and corn, fed
on chopped hay, In two meals.
Poultry Men Exchange Ideas
About Noble Bird.
Appeated to One, as Having a Comical
Aspect How Editor Broke Man's
Habit of Allowing His Chick-
enu to Run.
"A customer was JUBt telling mo
of tho experlcnco of his llttlo bey who
this morning learned a lesson on tho
habits of that comic bipod known as
tho chicken," Bald a well-known poul
try dealer. "He said that whllo at
breakfast ho heard tho llttlo chap
patter downstairs and run to tho out
kltchon, whero was kept a chlckon
which hnd yesterday been presented
to tho boy by his undo. Upon opon
ing tho door ho sot up a howl.
" 'What's up, sou?' cried tho father.
" 'Ho wouldu't go to bod I' walled tho
"Thero tho Wyandotto roosted on
tho edge of tho box, ignoring tho beau
tiful nest tho owner had prepared In
side, expecting tho chicken to crawl
in llko a pup and curl up to sloop."
"Yes," resumed tho poultry man,
who talks intorostlngly on tho subject
of tho walking birds, "tho chicken Is
a Btupld thing to bo, with Its by-product,
tho egg, so important a factor lu
tho food supply.
"Ho seems so comical to me. Ho
roves about all day, trying to catch
up to his head, which ho thrusts for
ward and then steps oven with. In
cidentally, tho sldo-eyes spy a bug
hero and thero.
"Ills head retains something of tho
shape and motion of his ancestor, tho
"Tho tall feathers aro Important to a
chlckon in maintaining its balance
When lost in battle or by accident, tho
cripplo will fall on his noBo in run
ning. "i saw a woman In Buoks county
killing chickens for tho Philadelphia
market Hor method of slaughter was
to hang tho fowls head downward
from a lino stretched between two
trees. Sho went along tho row and
cut each chicken's throat with a Jack
knife. "Ono immense Plymouth Rock
rooster developed such powerful re
flexes that he broko tho ropo twlco,
and a tar ropo had to bo substituted to
insure the execution. This woman al
so killed pigeons in tho same way.
"I recently heard of somo smart do
vices to break a hatching hen. Ono
was to place a loud ticking dollar
watch in tho nest. At first tho 'cluck'
looked In every direction ns it for an
enemy, then sho becamo panicky,
bristled up and Jumped from tho nest
in terror.
"Ono hen was going about with a
square block o'f wood tied botweon
hor legs. After soveral trials it pene
trated to her llttlo walnut bean that
she could not sit down, and sho gave
up tho idea of hatching tho china egg
always left in tho nest as a nucleus
for tho laying honB.
"I have a now chicken story, by tho
way; got it from a Jersey farmer:
"Brungardner was greatly annoyed
by neighbor Fenstormaker's chickens,
which passed tho daylight hours In his
garden. He did not wish to quarrol
891 Million Bushels
How Much Wasted?
Last year s wheat crop in the U. S. was a record yield, surpassing all expectations.
All of the nourishment of this enormous crop should go into food for mankind,
but much of it will be wasted.
In making white flour and many foods, the outer, or bran coat of the wheat is
discarded. This bran-coat contains vital mineral salts', iron for the blood, lime for the
teeth and bones, phosphate of potash for the brain and nerves, etc., etc., all absolutely
necessary to health.
All of these mineral elements are retained in making
About three-quarters of a million bushels of selected wheat are used by the
factories of the Postum Cereal Company, and none of the nutriment of this wheat
is wasted. r
Grape-Nuts is made from wheat and malted barley. The food comes ready
to serve and costs less than a cent a dish. It's mighty good, too.
with Fonstormakor. Ono day ho told
tho local editor ot his troubles.
" 'How many hens do you keop your
self?' asked tho scribo.
"'Only two.1
" 'All right, lcavo it to mo.'
"Tho noxt lssuo of tho paper had a
paragraph calling attention to tho phe
nomenal laying of Brungardnor's hens.
From two hens ho was collecting from
six to sovon eggs a day. Fonstcrmak
er shut up his chickens. 'Bruugnrd
ner'B getting my eggs,' ho remarked
to tho editor."
A New Cure.
A bedpost has not gonornlly boon
rogardod so much as an oyo-openor as
an eye-shuttor, but if a story that
comes from Boston Is true nnd what
story from Boston was ovor untruo?
our oculists should go to school to tho
handmaids of MorphouB. Mr. Frank
II. Hayes, who has been stono blind
for nino years, so tho talo runs, struck
his hend violently against tho bedpost
on arising, nnd was aBtoundcd a fow
minutes afterward to find that his
sight had been entirely restored. Wo
do not know whether tho vlruo of this
euro lay in tho bedpost or In tho fact
that It was a Boston bedpost, but It It
was really effected lu this way thoro
would seem to bo a good deal in such
inanimate objects not horotoforo
dreamed of In the philosophy of optics.
Ono of tho morals of this modorn mir
acle would seem to bo that "knocking"
Is somotlmcs a very efficacious proc
ess, and that tho only way to mako
some folks seo things is by knocking
them Into their heads. Baltimore Sun.
Frank Comment.
In his. very, very early youth Mr.
Mumpser had been a protty child. Ills
friends did not bollevo this was pos
sible, and even he had forgotten all
about It until ono day ho unearthed a
painting of hlmsolf at that period
from among tho old lumbor.
This he handed to his wlfo as somo
compensation for his present some
what worm-oaten appearance
"Thoro, Allco," said Mrs. Mumpser.
proudly exhibiting tho plcturo to tho
servant. "That Is a portrait of your
master, painted whon ho was a child."
Allco gazed open-mouthed at tho
"Lor", mum," sho said, after somo
momonts, "what a pity it is wo havo
to grow up, ain't it?" London An
swors. Return of Walnut.
Tho wood of our fathers, tho good
old "black walnut" that was reckoned
tho supremo cablnot material of 50
years ago, has como hack. Truo, they
call it "American walnut" now, nnd
give it a shiny finish nnd try to hldo
tho deop, purplish brown which is the
truo glory of tho Btuff; hut It is tho
samo old mood in splto of all. May It
soon got back itB ancient name and
more than Its ancient tpopularity.
Heartless Prophetess.
"Harold says that after wo aro mar
ried ho will want mo to dress llko a
"Yes," replied Miss Cayenne. "And
for a whllo ho will be as proud as a
king. After that ho will grumblo llko
n taxpayer."
Tho follow who is good at making
excuses isn't very valuable for any
thing else. Toledo Blade.
The masculine idea ot an intellec
tual woman is ono who is built llko a
hairpin and wears spectacles.
a Reason" for
For Five Years
Disease, flb';
Cured me jBp ;,
Mrs. Maggie Durbln, 209 Victory
St., Little Itock, Ark., writes: "I waa
troubled for five years with a chronic
disease. 1 tried everything I heard
of, but nothing did me any good.
Some doctors said my trouble was
catarrh of the bowels, and some said
consumption of the bowels. Ono
doctor said he could cure me: I took
his medicine two months, but It did
me no good. A friend of mine ad
vised me to try Peruna nnd I did so.
After I had taken two bottles I found
It was helping me. so 1 continued Its
use. and it has cured me sound and
well. I can recommend Peruna to
any one, ami If any ono wants to
know what Peruna did for mo if they
will write to 'me I will answer
Secretary Lano Couldn't Understand
Defeat In Golf While He Had
Clubs to Play.
Josophus DanlelB, secretary ot tho
navy, was Invited tho other day to
go out and play golf. .
"I can't play it," Bald Daniels; "I
mndo up my mind somo tlmo ago not
to go In for golf until they chnngo
tho rules."
"How do you mean?"
"Well, until they chango tho rules
and make It as good a game as
That recalls tho talo they toll about
tho tlmo Franklin K. Lano, now sec
retary of tho interior, first undertook
tho mastory of golf.
Two enthusiasts over tho gamo lent
a largo set of clubs to Lano and thoy
played a round. Whon thoy had
ronched tho last holo Lano walked
ovor to the nearest tcolng placo and
began attomptB to drlvo oft with each
club in his sack, one after another.
"Tho gamo's all ovor," thoy ex
plained, gently.
"Well," nskod Lano, picking up an
other kind of club, "can't I play my
hand out?" Now York Sun.
Modesty Rewarded.
"Sho quit becauso tho manager ot
tho show asked her to woar tights."
"You seldom see a chorus girl llko
"Soldom, Indeed. Tho Incident gavo
hor so much roo advertising that Bho
Is now drawing a fancy salary In
vaudeville for posing somi-nudo as a
living plcturo model."
Not What He Meant.
"I'll hot I can toll what you are
laughing at"
"I'll bet you can't Perhaps youi
nose docHn't look as funny as you im.
nglno it dqes."
London Crisis.
"Walter! Vlonna steap, please!"
"'Ush, sir, wo calls 'em Potrograd
patties now, sir!"
Grape - Nuts
Sold by Grocers everywhere.

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