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Iron County register. [volume] (Ironton, Iron County, Mo.) 1867-1965, February 28, 1918, Image 3

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9ot M touA Huy yew The Ancrius
erics of ncriHitt navtag thdr
object tho Improvement of smoking
1 And it is mtereetmg to know that om
of tb greatest o( their ditcorvrieawMOO
of the timplest. and that wa that cookJng
or toasting tobacco Improved It in every
way, Ju&t aa cooking most fooda improves
Thajr look real Barley tobaooot grow
to this country; toasted it aa yoa maid
toest bread. noieteBcd It to replace the
natural aaolatuio driven off by fnaitlnaji
made It into cigarettes, called them
LUCK? STRIKE the toasted cigarette,"
ad offered them to the public.
I The retolt hat been tht greatest demand
ever created for any tobacco product fat
aimilar length of time.
The change produced by toasting ta not
only moat wholesome, but the flaror la
fjeatiy improved, just ucooUagimpravM
meat, for example. Adv. -
Becomes a General Nuisance.
"De man dot's always bossln'
round," said Uncle Ebeu, "Is liable
to git folks so Interested dat dey neg
lects deir work to listen to him talk."
bat like counterfeit money the Imita
tion has not the worth of the original.
Insist on "La Creole" Hair Dressing
It's the original. Darkens your hair In
the natural way, but contains no dye,
Price Sim Adv.
"Do you think there will bo any to
ken of mourning In society When it la
reported that. the best catch In town
Is engaged?"
"I suppose all the belles will be
The Pathfinder, Leading Weekly Mag
azine of Nation's Capital, Makes
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Washington, D. C, (Spcciol) Peo
ple in every section of the oountry are
hurrying to take advantage of the Path
finder's wonderful offer to send that
splendid illustrated review of the whole
world thirteen weeks for 15 cents. It
costs the editor a lot of money to do
this, but be says it pays to Invest in
new friends, and that he will keep the
offer open until the Pathfinder passes
the 250,000 circulation mark, which will
be in a few weeks. Fifteen cents mail
ed at once with your application to
Pathfinder, 179 Douglas St, Washing-
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Informed, entertained, helped and in-
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1 11 y
Modern Blindness.
Husband Did she look out of sight?
Wife I can't Imagine any person
with sight wearing such a gown.
and constant use will burn out the
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ing with "La Creole" Hair Dressing,
and darken. In the natural way, those
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Hokus "I like a girl who is re
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ised countries. Adv.
Woman suffrage will increase Mew
Tork city's election expenses by fly
000.000. ,
Serious Kidney Trouble Wo Re
moved by Doan i and Result!
. Hive Been Permanent
"Kidney trouble put me In a bad
way." says Thomas A. Kmgbt, KM
N. Ninth St., East St. Louis, 111. "It
came on with pain aeron my back
and the attacks kept letting worse un-
ui i Baa apcu uui iuu mi up.
Morphine was the only
relief and I couldn't
move without help. Tha
kidney accretions were
canty, painful and filled
with sediment.
"I was unable to leave
the house, couldn't rest
and became utterly ex
hausted. The only way
1 could take ease was ny m, UmiiU
holntftrinff myself nn
with pillows. For three months I was
in .that awful condition and the doctor
aid I bad gravel. Doan't Sitney
POO brought me back to good health
ana I have gained wonderfully in
tiength and weight." -'
Aeon to before aw.
A; If. EGOMANN. IManr PnhUo.
Almost three tears later,
May 34, 1917,Mr. KnlghtT-Th.
cure Dpgn'$ brought ma baa bean per-
' QPrfaaAaf fti.MaaW
(In New York Sun.).
AR has made almost a recluse of the
president. It has closed the White
House to all save the really impor
tant visitors. Increased the work of
the president and his staff fully 50 per cent and
Imposed upon Woodrow Wilson responsibilities
and tasks heavier than those resting on any
crowned head.
The comparative isolation of the man In the
White House Is not an entirely new thing. War
has merely accentuated the normal enforced iso
lation of the chief executive. President Taft
spoke of such (solution one day In a rather plaln-
uve ume speecn neiore tne wasnington newspa
per correspondents. More than three years ago,
before Europe went to war, President Wilson,
addressing these same correspondents, spoke of
the stately restraints of the office of president.
Mr. Taft regretted that "nobody drops in" at
the White House. He missed neighborly visits,
chats. Everybody comes by engagement, com
plained the jovial- Mr.' Taft.
This story of a wartime president will reveal
how few, even by engagement, come to the White
House nowadays, nnd why President Wilson has
become a near recluse because of war.
Also It should show how Secretary Tumulty
nnd his assistants, Rudolph Forster and "Tom"
Brahany, are striving harder each day to keep
little worries from the president nnd to save his
strength and judgment for vital things.
Practically all business with the president Is
now transacted In his study at the White House.
Except on "cabinet days" he does not use the
executive offices. These offices were built by
direction of Theodore Itoosevelt so that the White
House proper might be used only for living nnd
social purposes.
President Wilson began the steady use of the
White House library and study about the time of
the breach with Germany, when war seemed but
a question of weeks. It was then that the presi
dent began to tighten up on his engagements and
to conserve bis energy for the major problems of
armed neutrality nnd Impending war.
The engagement list of the president nowadays
will average three to five names. Before the
war, or rnther before the International situation
demanded so much of his time, It was not uncom
mon to find a dozen to twenty nnmes on the en
gagement sheet that lies on his desk.
Senators nnd representatives, public officials
nnd citizens of prominence were able to get to
the president during peace. He found time to
see the newspaper correspondents occasionally,
to greet the Daughters of the American Revolu
tion on their annual visit to Washington, to shake
hands with delegations of schoolgirls and boys'
corn clubs and to exchange pleasantries with
bashful constituents presented by members of
War has changed all this. The president can
now see but few senators and Representatives
and his visitors from Capitol Hill ore almost ex
clusively men Interested In Important legislation
Immediately before the congress. Secretary
Tumulty is, and must be, the buffer between the
president and the legislator who wnnts to air a
pet theory or present a patronage matter.
Under the stress Secretary Tumulty himself
sees the president two or three times a week.
Time was when Mr. Tumulty saw "the Governor"
Tumulty still calls him that a dozen times a
day. ' To save the time of the president com
munication between the executive offices and Mr.
Wilson's desk Is today largely made by memoran
da. The secretary finds that the written note
presents a matter, concisely, requires less of the
president's attention and obviates extended con
versations. These memoranda are written by Tumulty and
sent direct to the president by speclnl messen
ger. To Important papers are attached red cards
marked "special" or "Immediate," and the pres
ident knows upon receipt that something requires
his prompt attention.
Suppose that a senator calls and seeks to pour
Into the president's car some complaint about
patronage. The president, engaged In the Con
duct of a great war, cannot well give a half
hour's time to the settlement of a dispute over a
collectorshlp. Secretary Tumulty gets all the
facts, dictates a memorandum and tho president
Is soon advised abnnt as follows;
"Dear Governor: Senator Blank called and
desired to see you. He wants to protest against
the reported approaching appointment of John
Doe as collector of the port at . He re
gards Doe as unfitted for the place nnd wnnts to
give his reasons. I suggest that you write the
' senator saying the appointment has not been
made and you will bo glad to have a letter from
him advising you confidentially In the premises."
This sort of a memorandum Is not Infrequently
followed by presidential action of the kind sug
gested. The president has been saved the trouble of
listening to the complaint of the senator after
verbal recitation of It to Secretary Tumulty. , If
Secretary Tumulty had gone personally to see
the president the latter would have been obliged
to make a written memorandum substantially
like that briefed for his consideration by the sec
retaryfor the president cannot carry everything
In hie head. !., ;, . v -- ?
Memoranda relating to great variety of sub
jects, minor and major, pass between the desks
of president and secretary dally; If there la a
news story or an editorial which Tumulty feel
ecf-etary Tumulty at fite D&sk
the president should see a memorandum is sent
reading something like this:
"The president may be Interested in this edi
torial from the . I Invite your attention
particularly to the underscored paragraph."
Or a delegation may cnll at the executive
offices seeking the president's aid In some project,
such as tho adjustment of a labor dispute. The
story Is heard by Tumulty and briefed by him in
a note for the president. Sometimes the memo
' randum Is merely one of recital; again the sec
retary will suggest that the earnestness of the
delegation nnd the story 'presented might Justify
a statement of the administration's altitude.
The memorandum system, used whenever pos
sible, Illustrates tho departure from the peace
time routine of the White House, and the ex
traordinary methods used to save the president
time, worry and strength. It Is found absolutely
The wartime day's work of the president Is
one of momentous performances embodied In a
program which reads like routine. Here Is a
sample day :
Arises 7 a. m.
Eats breakfast at 8 n. m.
Goes horseback riding with Dr. Cary T. Gray
son, now a rear admiral by the president's ap
pointment, or golfing with Mrs. Wilson or Doctor
Returns to the White House nfter recreation
' of au hour or so.
Dictates to Charles Swem, his personal stenog
rapher, until Swem has a bookful.
Ellis an appointment or two before lunch.
Takes lunch at 1 p. m.
Fills other engagements nnd dictates again.
Goes automoblilng lute In the afternoon.
Attends a theater once or twice a week.
That might seem like an easy day to a man
who plows from sunrise to sunset. Hut It's the
in-between worries that count nnd cause the
president to need every mluute of rest he can ,
For Instance, there was a time recently when
the president had before him all these major
troubles at once:
The Goethals-Denmnn shipping bourd row that
was halting the construction of ships to combat
' the German submarine menace and to feed the
allied armies on tho battlefields of Europe.
A reorganization of the purchasing and con
. trading system of tho council of national de
fense. In this war the contracts of this govern
' ment will run Into billions of dollars, nnd the
president Is directly or Indirectly responsible for
the wise expenditure of enormous sums.
Insurrection In congress against the food con
trol bill, Which the president regarded os legls
latlon absolutely essential for the successful con
duct of the war.
The determination of a policy regarding the
exemption of government clerks and others
drafted for service In France.
Price fixing on Btecl, coal and other articles to
be used In great quantities by the United States
; while at war. -i c.
Appointments to fill vacancies In the Interstate
commerce commission, v ' i
. . Complaints of questionable, utterances of ccr-.
tain German-American and other publications
: concerning the raising of an army, conscription
and other governmental policies.
' Add to these troublesome questions of major
Importance the thousand and one little things
that skip across the desk of president of the
United States patronage .rows, applications for
executive clemency, requests for Interviews, pro '
teats against pending legislation, factional wran
gles within the party,- demands (or action eon
, earning net riots and Industrial troubles, tba
Hit Woman UmrnnmBnis
LytS E. PInlduun'8 Ve--table
Compound Her
Personal Experience.
MeLeea.Neb. "I want to
id Lydia & Pmkham'e Vegetable
uompoana to Bll
who suffer
from any functional
durtarbaioee, aa it
nod than ail the)
worries df itnpendtnf
railroad strikes and on
may gain some Idea of
why there is no peace of
mind for the chief exec
utive. One must remember
too that In these war
times congress lias be
stowed .upon Woodrow
Wilson powers and func
tions wider than those
possessed by any mon
arch. He is empowered
to commandeer 8 h I p s
and shipyards, to take
over Industrial establish-'
meats and operate them,
to construct a great mer
chant marine, to send
millions of Americans to
the trenches in France,
to provide olllccrs for an
aviation service that Is
to expend $HO,000,000,
to administer the food
supply of an entire na
tion, and so on.
There Is littlo wonder
then that Mr. Wilson has
shut himself In and that
domestic matters which
might engage him In
those times of peace now
must be handled by as
sistants. For tho first time In
the country's history the very exterior of the
White House exhibits the seclusion of the presi
dent. In the daytime a policeman stands guard
nt every gate. When night comes, soldiers with
loaded guns and bayonets take places about fifty
paces apart on the sidewalks surrounding the spa
clous White House grounds.
The soldiers have strict orders to make every
one move on. There is no loitering whatever
about the White House after sundown.
A copy of the president's daily engagement list
Is furntshed the policemen nt the gates. When
n person who has nn engagement with the pres
ident shows up nfoot or In automobile the gates
swing open and he Is admitted to the grounds,
The visitor Is again "looked over" as he ap
proaches the entrance to tho executive mansion,
whore two or more policemen are always on
No other persons are admitted to tho grounds
except at the west gate, Immediately adjoining
the executtve offices. Here visitors having busi
ness with Secretary Tumulty may gain entrance
upon the proper showing.
The gates to the White House were closed the
day relations were severed with Germany. At
the same time an order went forth denying tour
ists and others the privilege of going through tho
lower rooms of the executive mansion. Thou
sands of tourists have como to Washington ex
pecting to "go through" the White House, only
to bo stopped by the officer at. the gate.
The police guard about tho president when
walking or riding has been doubled since the out
break of war. Two motorcycle policemen clad
In khaki pick up the president's automobile tho
moment It swings out of the grounds onto the
street. They follow within five feet of his ma
chine to nnd from the golf :inks or wherever
else It may go. In n big automobile twenty to
thirty feet to the rear ride half a dozen secret
service men..
So strict Is' the rude against admission to the
White House that the "speclnl card" hours have
been abolished. Heretofore It has been possible
for a member of congress or an official of the
government to obtain a card from Secretory
Tumulty admitting a constituent or friend to the
lower floors of the mansion. This is now abso
lutely forbidden and there are no exceptions.
Those surrounding the president will take no
In consequence of these restrictions the presi
dent and his family are spending more time on
the lower floor of the White House ; they are not
confined so much to the bedrooms and rest rooms
above. .
Tho president nnd Mrs. Wilson nttend com
paratively few aodnl functions. Likewise social
cnllors are few. War has virtually brought an
end to social activity at the White House. Tho
president attended tho state receptions given by
Secretnry Lansing to the foreign commissions
that recently visited this country, but ho and his
wife have about eliminated social activity.
' In discharging his many duties the president
Is using the telephone to an unprecedented ex
tent. ' He confers a great deal by phone with the
secretary of war and nuvy. Direct lines, touch
ing the Whlto House switchboard only, connect
the president's desk nnd those of the secretaries.
A plain telephone wire, with no switchboard
whatsoever, connects the desks of the president
and Secretary Lansing.
, Should the president be interested In legislation
pending at the capltol and he generally Is ho
Is more likely to talk to the leaders of the senate
and house over the telephone then to request thst
they coma to the White Boose tor a conference;
He has found that the telephone saves him boO
face ta face Interviews and latter writing, y
Sines taking it I
haves fine health
baby girl and have
gained in health and
strength. My bos
band and I both
praise your med
icine to all anfferin
women." Mrs. John Kofpklbunn, R
No. 1, McLean, Nebraska.
This famous root and herb remedy,
Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vegetable Com
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America to health for more than forty
years and It will well pay any woman
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flammation, ulceration, irregularities,
backache, headaches, nervousness or
"the blues" to give this successful
remedy trlaL
For special suggestions in regard to
your ailment write Lydia E. Pinkham
Medicine Co., Lynn, Mass. The result
of its long experience is at your service,
Not Good Boon Companions.
"I'd never accept an Invitation to
drink with a doctor." ,
'.'Why not?"
"Because even when they treat
man they make him pay for it."
A largo percentage of pencils Is b
Ing made from California lucense cedar.
Our boys are defending this country
on tho high seas and on the land. Our
own defense against a common enemy
Is to keep the system clean by ridding
the body of the toxins, or poisons, which
are bred In the Intestines. When you
feel tired, sleepy, headachy, when your
breath la offensive, or pimples appear
on the face and neck, It Is time to recog
nize the danger nnd protect your bodily
health by taking something for the liver
such aa Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets.
The machinery of tho body needs to
be oiled, kept In good condition, just as
the guns or machinery of a ship. Why
should a human person neglect hie own
machinery more than that of his auto
mobile or his guns? Yet most people
flo neglect themselves. Their tongue
has a dark brown color, skin sallow,
breath bad, yet they full to see that
their machinery needs attention.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets hove
been known for nearly half a century.
Ihey are made of May-apple, leaves of
aloe and jalap, made Into a tiny pellet
end coated with sugar. They are stand
ird and efficacious. You can obtain
them at any drug store In vials for
twenty-five cents. Ask for Dr. Pierce's
I'lcnsant Pellets and get no other I
Brown (who Is engaging a parlor
tnald during his wife's absence) And
why did you leave your last place?
Comely Applicant Well, It It was
for letting master kiss me, sir.
Brown Ahem I You h'ra may
consider yourself engaged.
Limes Are
y Weakened By
Hard Colds
The I4 famllr temedy In tiblH
form tafe, tufa, ni to take. No
griatet no voplenant after effect,
urea colda ta 24 boar Grip to B
dart. Money bock if itfatb. Oct the
Knuine dos witn
rd Top and Mr.
' Wife picture on it
AiAay Drvf Star
Polly Will Oat 'Em.
"I hear that Polly Peach Is applying
f for a position as policewoman."
"Well, Polly would arrest attenuot
if nothing else."
The OaWae Tkat Dew Nat Attest Bead ' .
ana imun tntn, iwn
Seem i of tta lonla eat laxaU; eSeat,
Mono uaiaioa ean a i
ting a'
Many people wait In vain for their
ship to come In because It was nevor
launched. ' ' '.' ' :' '
All girls elng like birds but there)
are many kind of birds,
' a Tar a .
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