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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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and Happy
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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
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