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' MEADE COUNTY NEWS, MEADE,' KANSAS.
War Jori f;. cw-h - A Gurop rrrrW PXi 1 J Historic o. old " , W Ml ) . j ' BOROUND CHURCH K:s-4 U A CURIOUS thing about going to Norway is the indifference and even the boredom 'of the fron tier officials concerning jour personality, alms and antecedents. I believe I am correct in asserting that the .frontiers you cross going from Sweden into Norway and from Sweden over to Denmark are the only frontiers in Europe today where there are no formalities or intimate questionings, doing from Stockholm to Christlanla nobody wants to know even your name. At seven in the morning, when your train gets to Charlottenburg, the cus- tomhouse men come uboard, lift the lid of your suitcase, aimlessly fumble a few seconds In the interior, tow, smile, salute and depart. The engine whistles,' the train rolls on. In ten minutes you are in Norway. The Swedes, however, are more in quisitive about you. As you near the Swedish frontier, going south toward Gothenburg, the conductor of ' your train hands you a long list of questions, starting with the inevitable. "Year of birth, place of birth?" At the begin ning of the war the precise recollec tion of these early personal reminis cences used to be a severe mental ef fort. Like a lot of recently arrived tenderfeet nowadays, I used to sit drum ming elaborately on my fingers, nnd I never handed the frontier police a Clled-in schedule without a subsequent guilty feeling that I had made a year's error in that date. But two years' spe cial service work all over the torn map of present day Europe, has well taught me at least one thing. Now I know indelibly, indubitably and instan taneously the date of my birth. Questions Vex Travelers. Ilowever, the Swedish frontier ques tionnaire is not so disquieting as the German, so silly as the Husslah or so perplexing as the Sicilian. When you are going home the Russian question naire asks how long you will stay in your home town, back In Cook county ; and where you will go after that. I will leave it to your own intuition to discern the monosyllable" reply to the second part of that question written by many irritable ' and outspoken American citizens. The Sicilian war time questionnaire inquires minutely not only about you and your parents, but It demands Intimate information also anent your grandparents, includ ing your grandmother's maiden nnme. A St. Louis man I met In Malta, told me that when he ejaculated "Search me 1" on being asked his grandmother's maiden name by the Messina police, they wrote it down phonetically as "Cercnil" in the allotted column of the register. A snowstorm was sweeping over Malmo and the snow lay deep under foot. There was no steamer for Den mark for three or four hours. I checked my baggage and went over to a hotel for breakfast Presently they brought my fried plaice and coffee. But no bread. After a while I remind ed the waiter that the bread was lnck ioe. lie remarked that it would con tinue to luck until I produced my bread ""rd. Two days since bread cards had aecn Introduced, In Sweden. I ex plained that I could hardly be expect ed to have a bread card, as I was i"?rely in Sweden for three hours, as a transient. During our discussion the other lone breakfaster in the restau rant finished his coffee, paid his bill, pocketed all. the remaining bread on his table and went out. This spoiled my idea of asking him to lend me a piece of bread ; I would have sent him another piece subsequently by regis tered mall. Breakfast Without Bread. I told the waiter I knew nothing and cared less about his wretched bread card ritual and had him phone the po lice. The poilce graciously ' replied that if I cared to leave my coffee and plaice, go out and grope through the blizzard for several blocks until I found the police headquarters and could then ' , - . ; " 4 f -ji 4 . "I l -JUL- s -VSJ M;M& .' HeW -rA'l-! '-'-f'- -"- "pt produce satisfactory evidence of my good standing as a transient, they would try to get me a special permit for a breakfast roll. "You can tell your police " I began. "No, sir," answered the Walter. "I can't." So I breakfasted carnivorously tin fish, like an Eskimo, and got no brcid until I arrived in Denmark. Normally only about eighty minutes Is occupied in crossing the sound to Copenhagen, but of lute the Journey takes two hours, following a route a long way north of Saltholm. The sound today is one grout mine field, Swedish, Danish aud German. Like the great bolt, its international waters tho mld struit channel are netted by the Ger mans to keep the allies' submarines out of tho Baltic. The crossing of the sound in these dnys is not without its hnzards, for -mines are always break ing loose and drifting Into the tortuous shipping lanes. A fe"w weeks ago all the steamship communication between Denmark and Malmo ceased for some days, so numerous were the stray mines. All the time nowadays the steamers cross with lifeboats swung out, ready for emergency. In the Midst of Dangers. The Germans have camped out in all the waters around Denmark, mining, patrolling, maneuvering, taking neutral vessels in for search at Swineraunde, the Teutonic Kirkwall. ' A few miles out of Malmo a dark speck loomed up in the snowstorm and hove over across our course. A group of Englishmen and Italians on board eagerly leveled their field glasses. We were 'out in International waters now, where all things were possible. In a very few seconds she was seen to be a patrol boat, flying the German flag astern. A couple of hundred yards away she seemed to be making straight for us, with the Intention of boarding. Our captain rang down the engines to half-speed. But she passed without In terfering with us, only a few feet from our leeward side. Some miles farther we were approached by a torpedo-boat destroyer, but, as she swung round, we saw she flew tho Danish flag. An hour later we were running up the long, narrow harbor, jammed with Ships from the ends of the earth, and- clamorous with rattle and clangor of chains and cranes and the lumbering wagons of the wharves. Some Simple Remedies. When we are called upon to assist a neighbor in times of sickness or acci dent, we are often reminded of the fact that there are very few families who keep up a supply of simple family reme dies on hand for an emergency; A fam ily medicine chest Is1 one of the neces sities in the household, . and every housewife should understand how to use 'its contents. There should be a place for keeping all the bottles and pnekages together, although It be noth ing better than an upper shelf in the clost oc, pantry. Then they can be found Without loss of time, which Is not the case where the bottles are left scattered about on the windows and mantels all over the house. The home medicine chest should con tain a bottle of camphor, some good liniment, a few doses of quinine in cap sules, sweet oil, castor oil, paregoric, flaxseed, mustard, sulphur, vaseline, liniewuter,x and various other things that have been tried and found good. Should any member of the family be severely burned, cover tho burned por tion with Unseed oil and liraewater; then wrap it with cotton wool. Allow it to remain 21 hours. Exchange. . .Great Memory for Faces. She (after dinner) Excuse me, but haven't we met before? Your face is strangely familiar. lie Yes; our host Introduced us to each other Just before dinner. She Ah 1 I was positive 1 bad seen you somewhere. I never forget a fact ALFALFAJfT BREAD Experiments at State Univers ity ShovMhe Flour Has a High Food Value. MUST BE MIXED WITH WHEAT Ten Per Cent Added to White Flour Makes Bread and Biscuits of Fine Flavor. Alfalfa flour, a valuable latent food source that has been impractical oe cause of alfalfa flour's strong weedy flavor and green color, is giving way to science in experiments In the de partment of home economics of the University of Kansas. These experi ments have eliminated both objections and "alfalfa" bread and biscuits of fine flavor and quality and high food value have been made in the depart ment. .The bread has none of the "weedy" taste of previous alfalfa flours and the green color is entirely absent. This was accomplished by dissolving out of the flour the chlorophyll or coloring matter, said Prof. Elizabeth Sprague, head of the department who directed the experiments,. Chemical analysis showed that the bleached alfalfa Hour lost none of its food properties by tho process. . The department made its own flour by grinding alfalfa leaves in a food grinder. Varying proportions of al falfa flour were mixed with common wheat flour, with graham flour and with whole wheat flour in the baking experiments'. The maximum amount of alfalfa flour tha.t may be used suc cessfully, however, is 10 . per cent, Miss Sprague said. But even when only half that quantity is used the bread is of materially greater food value than when made entirely from wheat flour. The very restricted food variety the poor have those days means that their food lacks necessary mineral or ash constituents, Miss Sprague said. These constituents are lost to some extent by milling wheat flour. Alfalfa flour has them and puts them into the bread. When 10 per cent of alfalfa flour was added to ordinary wheat flour the mineral content of the bread was increased about 100 per cent and the protein content was Increased 25 per cent. When the same quantity of alfalfa flour was added to whole wheat flour the mineral content was in creased about 30 per cent and the pro tein content about 20 per cent, mak ing a much niore nutritious bread in each case. Mixed with corn meal, alfalfa flour increased the protein content even more, about 35 per cent, and the ash content about 50 per cent. In any case the food value of the bread was much higher, said Miss Sprague. The alfalfa flcur produced in the University is of a dark, br6wnlsh gray color. Bread from It resembles wheat and rye bread In color and has a felightly different, although not pro nounced, taste. When mixed with graham fiour, however, the alfalfa taste could not be detected. . Sold Hog for $109.24. Charles Pet erson, living near Scandia, recently marketed an 800-pound hog in Kansas City for $109.24, after eighty pounds had been deducted from the animal's weight. A shipment of porkers at the same time brought $14.80 a hundred weight. Pioneer Stcckman Dead. J. ' W. Campbell, a pioneer stock raiser and farmer of Harper County, is dead of heart disease at his home north of Attica! Mr. Campbell came from Penn sylvania to Kansas in the early '80s. Make Drive on Booze. Prisoners at Gerard are destroying five carloads of confiscated liquor. The sheriff has expert help, as several prisonors are serving time for driving beer wagons, aud know how to hoist beer kegs and cases. . Bruise Caused Death. Valentin Hoffman, a farmer residing south of Effingham, Is dead of blood poisoning resulting from a bruise on one of his legs. While Mr. Hoffman was pulling hedge, he was struck on the leg by a lever when a chain broke. ' Want Militia to Guard Mills. Mil lers at Wichita have asked Governor Capper to have the Kansas militia called into active service and placed as .guards about the many big mills in the state. Woman Lawyer Dead. Mrs. Ida II. Callery, only woman lawyer practicing In Crawford county, is dead at Pitts burg. Mrs. Callery was the wife of IV H. Callery, Socialist lawyer and lec turer and former vice-mayor of Schenectady, N. Y. Fatally Injures a Boy. Hugh Gross, 12 years old, was struck by a motor car on alighting from a street car in Independence. The boy died in a hos pital an hour later. . Wilson County Rally. The Wilson County rally at Fredonla, elicited much patriotism. Business was sus pended and a long procession formed. Two weeks ago Company E, First Kansas National Guard, had forty-six enlisted men. It now has 104 with officers and expects to reach the 150 mark soon. BIG KANSAS FOOD DRIVE ON Campaign for Increased Farm and Garden Production Begins in All Sections of State. Three-fourths of the 130 cities of Kansas are today in the big fodd drive. Hundreds of letters and tele grams received by Governor Capper indicate that the campaign for increas ing food production has taken deep root in every section of the stiite. A number of counties are making house to house campaigns among th farmers. In other counties big mass meetings were held. While the cam paign for a greater crop acreage in the state Is being extended to the ru ral districts, men in charge of tho or ganization of the various branches of the campaign are gathering valuable informatioin to be presented at the meeting ' of the Defense Council in Topeka. It Is believed that every county In the state will soon have a definite, positive organization. Funds for the campaign are being pledged by a num ber of bankers who are willing to care for demands in their counties. At a meeting of tho Miami County Farm Bureau, held at Taola, plans were made to utilize every acre In the county for a greater production of foodstuffs. Representatives from ev ery township in the county were pres ent to assist in mapping out a plan for an increased production. There will no shortage In finances for carrying on the work, as the banks of the county will be liberal In extend ing credit to the farmers. Frank W. Sponable, president of the Miami County (National . Bank, stated that his bank would lend each of the thir teen' townships of the county $1,000 without Interest for a year's time for seed or any other purpose to obtain the production of more food. Other hankers promised to help along tho same line. A CITY TAKES UP CANNING Community Club Organized at Leaven worth to Conserve the Yield from Home Gardens. Tile establishment of a great com munity canning club for the conserva tion of vegetables and small fruits, the increasing of tho scope of garden work in tho public schools of Leaven worth, and the mobilization of the old er boys of tho city who do not go Into military service for work on farms and to relieve those who aro called out, were three important movements launched recently by the Loavenworth Board of Education. Leavenwprth probably is the first city in the country to take up the canning Club plan on such a scale as is contemplated. The domestic sci ence department of the high school will be turned into a big canning school, the teachers being held over for duty through the summer months, and the women and girls of the city will be instructed In canning vege tables by methods prescribed by the government and the KansaB State Ag ricultural College. I. N. Chapman, county farm agent, and the members of the Glenwood Canning Club, now the largest and most successful or ganization of its kind in the country, will act with the domestic science teachers as instructors. The grade schools also will be turned over to this municipal food conservation en terprise. The women of each district will have a common meeting place to learn the canning methods. Garden club work has been added to the regular school course and hun dreds of children are cultivating gar dens. In future the schools are to be dismissed two afternoons each week to allow the children to work their gardens under tho supervision of the teachers. A greater quantity of vege tables than ever before will be the result, and a greater portion will bo conserved through the plan perfected today. Banker's Mother Dies. Mrs. Zan zeline McFall, 78 years old, is dead at Geuda Springs. She was the mother of A. A. McFall, cashier of the Geuda Springs State Bank. ' Grazing Sehsor; Early. The grazing season Is opening in Chase county two weeks in advance, of the usual time, The first cattle were turned out on pasture recently and several large pas tures will be filled at once. Since the recent rains grass Is growing rapidly. With practically all pastures in Chase county under lease, the early opening of the grass season and the recent heavy advances in all grades of cat tle, htockmen aro unusually optimistic. i Crop Survey In Geary. Plans have been made for a crop survey of Geary county to determine the resources of the country In the national campaign for Increased crop production. The campaign was planned at a meeting of millers, business men and fanners from every purt of the county held at Junction City. Efforts will be made to supply seed to all farmers "who need it. Fall of Eight Feet Kills. A fall of eight feet was fatal to Frank Kent, 35 years old. at Lawrence. Kent's body was found at the foot of the elevator shaft in the Kansas feed house,' by which he was employed, when employees were closing the store. No one saw the accident. 8chools In Play Festival The Ed wards County School play festival was held at Kinsley recently. The schools of Belpre, Lewis, Offerle, Nettleton and Kinsley took active part in -drills. May poles and athletic sports. BIG RUSH NOW ON For Western Canada and the 160-Acre Homesteads. "In a wnr like this, they nlso serve and serve effectively who till the fields and gardens. ' ' ( "It cannot lie repeated too often that hie world needs every ounce of food it can produce this year, and that the growers of that food are sure of good prices. When men now of middle age were casting their first ballot, 'dollar wheat' was the farmer's ideal of pros perity. Today, we have two-dolliw wheat, with other grains nnd meats nnd vegetables in proportion ; nnd Indi cations that any shift from these prices is as likely to bo up as down. "Every acre must work. The farmer who Increases his crops Is performing a national service, ns well as assuring prosperity for himself. There cannot bo too much, and unless a united and consistent effort Is made, there will not be enough." Chicago Journal. Now that .the United States has joined with tho Allies, the sentiment of the past has merged into the per sonal Interest of the present. The duty of the loyal and patriotic citizen Is to bend every effort to bring the' great World's' War to a satisfactory conclu sion, to assist In nil ways tho forces that have been lighting at tremendous odds the "giant power of autocracy. Victory Is now assured;, the union of the great fighting force of the United States nnvy, Its military, Its financial co-operntlon, Its full nnd complete sym pathy, will eventually bring about a pence that will be solid and lusting. Canada, just across the border line, that has no mark of fortiflcntion, no signs of defense, welcomes the assist ance that the United States Is render ing, welcomes this new partner Into the nrenn that Is battling for n disruption of the forces that breed nnd beget tyr anny nnd oppression, nnd fighting for a democratic and free world. Whnt a sight It will be to see the Amerlcnn nnd the Canadian, with tho Stars nnd Stripes nnd tho Maple Leaf of Cnnnda emblnzoned In one fold nnd entwined In their effort to rid the world of nn Incubus that hns disregarded all Inws human nnd divine. There Is n necessity for the grentest effort ever was made, not only on tho lmttlo fields of Europe, not only on the mined nnd submarined seas, but In carrying out on tho penceful fields o( . agriculture, the plans so urgently requested by those nt the head of the departments of resources. The The Right Medicine in Many Case3 Does Better than the Surgeon's Knife. Tribute to Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound. Doctor Said Operation or Death But Medicine Cured. mm CI .. .a,,.. -,.A - t.'A Another Operation Avoided. Richmond, Ind. "For two years I was so sick and weak from female troubles that when going up stairs I had to go very slowly with my hands on the steps, then sit down at the top to rest. The doctor said ho thought I should have an operation, and my friends thought I would not live to move into our new house. My daughter askea me to try Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound as she had taken it with good results. I did bo, my weakness disappeared, I gained in strength, moved into our new home, do all kinds of garden work, and raised hundreds of chickens and ducks. I cannot say enough in praise of Lydia E. llnkham's Vegetable Compound." Mrs. M. O. Jounston, Route D, Cox J00, Richmond, Ind. Of course there are many serious cases that only a surgical operation will relieve. We freely acknowledge this, but the above letters, and many others like them, amply prove that many operations are recommended when medicine in many cases is all that is needed. , If you want special advice write to Lydia E. PInkham Medi cine Co. (confidential) Lynn, Mass. Your letter will be opened read and answered by a woman and held In strict confidence. Carter's little Liver Pills You Cannot be yQiv A Remedy that Constipated and Happy Small Pill Small Dots Small File. ... 2 A,SKffi&laS BARTER'S IRON PILLS many colorless lace but win greatly help most pale-faced people recent reports by the Government show a great falling off In the amount of grain that may be expected from the crop as of recent date, being only a little over CO per cent, 10 per cent less thnn the average. Every pntrlotlc ' American will bend all his effort towards Increasing this. He mnynot shoulder a musket, but he enn hnntlls n hoe, he can drive a team and man age n plow. lie will be doing yeoman service In this wny, and assist In a wonderful manner the man who Js fighting In the trenches. If he does not now own n piece of land, by nil means get one rent it, buy It get It. There Is lot of vacant land that will give nmplo return for his labor. The desire to possess a home, to Im prove It and to prosper. Is nntnrni to every Amerlcnn, nnd today unprece dented offers nre being made to secure the residence of the home hunter. The wnr condition Is draining the continent of. Its foodstuffs and economists nre endeavoring to meet the rapid deple-' tlon of the nation's stores of grain ajid other farm products. Western Cunada has proven her claim to being the natu ral producer of economically grown foodstuffs nnd Is endeavoring to over come n world's shortage in necessltlej by offering her hinds, practlcaliy free, to anyone who will take them nnd pro duce. Lubor ls scarce In Canada, nnd , Is-.now being bomised. Good wnges nre offered nnd the time a farm hand is drawing pay in 1017, Is considered by the Canadian Government, the same na residence duties on one of the free 1C0 acre farms, thnt this Government Is giving nwny, In order to settle the fer tile prairies nnd bring nbout within a few years a luilf billion annual crop of wheat. The most conclusive evidence ii available to any Inquirer, that Western Canada fnrm hinds will produce more wheat of a better quality nnd at a lowermost of production per acre than hns heretofore been known in grain growing countries. It is no idle state ment to say thnt yields of fifty busheli to the ncre of wheat nre grown In Can ada ; tho statement Is made in nil seri ousness nnd Is backed up by the let ters and affidavits of reliable farmer! In Western Canada. These farinon are enjoying the same home comfort! thnt their neighbors to the south par ticipate; they have the same good houses, the snme good horses nnd cnttle, tho snme good ronds nnd com munication, as, Well ns tho same good soclul condlt Ions, and, best of nil, they own their land nnd what they enrn they own for themselves, being a foun dation for 'greater wealth nnd Inde pendenceAdvertisement. ' There Is more thnn a gallon of trou ble in soino pint bottles. ' Des Moines, Iowa. -"My husband says I would have been in my grave today had it not been for Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. I suf fered from -a serious female trouble and the doctors said I could not live one year without an operation. My husband objected to the operation ana had me try Lydia K llnkham's Vegetable Compound. I soon commenced to get better and am now well and able to do my own housework. I can recom mend Lydia E. llnkham's Vegetable Compound to any woman as a wonderful health restorer." Mrs. Blanche jFFEnsoN,703 Lyon St, Des Moines,Iowa. Makes Life Worth Living Genulna bears signature