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MEADE COUNTY NEWS, MEADE. KANSAS.
,1 VIIITLOCK'SSTORY OF DEPORTATIONS Report of German Disregard of Human Rights on File in State Department. OVERWHELMED WITH HORROR Minister to Belgium Declared It, Wn Difficult to Write Calmly and Justly in View of the Huns' Gratu itous Cruelty. Facts concerning the deportation of Belgians and the forced labor ex torted by the "Hun" military lead ers, which excited the indignation of the civilized world, have been thus officially set forth; ' The pin n f setting forth the essen tial facts of the deportation and forced labor- of Belgians Is set forth by the committee on public Informa tion as follows: the documents, thnt Is to say, n smnll fraction of those which could he cited, tell the Rtory, and only such comments are added as are needed to ennhle the reader to easily grasp the connection of events. "The deportations . . . were the moat vivid, shocking, convincing, single happening In all our enforced observa tion nnd experience of German dis regard of human suffering and human rights In Belgium." Vernon Kellogg ta Atlnntlc Monthly, October. 1917. A uramnry of the whole situation, down to January, 1917. can be ob tained by rending continuously the re Tort of Minister Whltlock. tnken from the files of the state department.- This tens of the brutality of the deporta- f tlons. "Legation of the United States of America. Brussels. .Tun. 1G. 1917. The Honorable, the Secretary of State, Washington. "Sir: I have had It In mind, and I -might say, on my conscience, since the Germans began to deport Belgian workmen early In November, to pre pare for the department a detailed - report on this latest Instance of bru tality, but there have been so many obstacles In the way of obtaining evi dence on which a calm and Judicious, opinion could be based, and one Is so overwhelmed with the horror of the thing Itself, that It has been, and even mow Is, difficult to write calmly and Justly about It. I have had to content myself with fragments of dispatches 1 have from time to time sent to the department nnd with doing what I could, little as that can he, to nllevl- , ate the distress that this gratuitous b j cruelty lias caused the population of T. this unhappy land. Whltlock Opposed Belgian Idea. "In order to understand fully the situation. It Is necessary to go back to the nutumn of 1914. ' At the time we were organizing the relief work, the ganlzatlon thnt collaborates with the commission for relief In Belgium proposed an arrangement by which the Belgian government should pay , to Its own ernployees left In Belgium, and other unemployed men besides, 'j the wages they had been accustomed to receive. The Belginns wished to ' do this both for humanitarian and pa triotic purposes; they wished to pro Vide the unemployed with the means f livelihood, and. at the same time, to prevent their working for the Ger- . mans. I .refused to be connected In any way with this plan, and told tl.e Belgian committee that It had many possibilities of danger; that not only would It place a premium on Idleness, but thnt It would ultimately exasper ate the Germans. However, the policy was adopted, and has been continued In practice, and on the rolls of the Comlte National have been borne the names of hundreds of thousands some 700.000. I believe of Idle men receiving this dole, distributed through the communes. "The presence of these unemployed, however, was a constant temptation to German cupidity. Many times they sought to obtain the lists of the cho tneurs, but were always foiled by the claim that uptler the guaranties cov ering the relief work, the records of the Comlte National and Its various auborganlzabons were Immune. Rath er than r'sk any Interruption of the ravltalllerflewt, for which, while loath to own any obligation to America, the Germans have always been grateful, nines It hus hnd the effect of keeping the population cnlm, the authorities never prcsied the point, other than with the burgomasters of the com munes. Finally, however, the mili tary party, always brutal, nnd with an astounding Ignorance of public opin ion and of moral sentiment, deter mined to r-'it these Idle men to work. "Genen! von Blsslng and the civil portion cf his entourage had always been and even now are opposed to this policy, ard I think hove sincerely done what they could, first, to prevent Its SCOTS CLAIM VON MACKENSEN Rumor That Famous German Soldier Was Eorn In CountryNorth of the Tweed. 1 Thousands of people In England and Scotland believe thnt General von Mackensen. the best tactician In the German army, and the conqueror of Russia. Roumnnla, Serbia and northern Italy. Is In reality a Scotchman. Much mystery enshrouds this soldier's past For yea.'s he bas been In the German adoption, and secondly, to lighten ta rigors of Its application." German Promises Worthies. In the early days of the German ad vance Into Belgium, the people had learned to fear the worst This was particularly true In Antwerp. In or der to alleviate their fears and to ob tain guaranties which might hasten the restoration of settled conditions. Cardinal Mercler secured from the German government at Antwerp prom ises, nnd in a circular letter dated Oc tober 16th, 1914, asked the clergy of the province of Antwerp to communi cate them to the people: "The governor of Antwerp. Bnron von Holnlngen, General von Huene. has authorized me to Inform you In his name and to communicate by your obliging Intermediary to our popula tions, the three following declara tions : "(1) The young men need not fear being taken to Germany, either to be enrolled Into the army or to be em ployed at forced labors. "(2) If Indlvlduul Infractions of po lice regulations are committed, the authorities will Institute a search for the responsible authors and will pun ish them, without placing the respon sibility on the entire population. "(3) The German and Belgian au thorities will neglect nothing to see that food Is assured to the popula tion." "On March 23d. 1915, at the arsenal at Luttre the German authorities post ed a notice demanding return to work. On April 21st, 200 workmen were call ed for. On April 27th soldiers went to fetch the workmen from their homes and take them to the arsenal. In the absence of n workman, a mem ber of the family was arrested. Workmen Imprisoned on Trains. "However, the men maintained their refusal to work, 'because they were unwilling to co-operate In acts of war against their country.' "On May 4th. 24 workmen detained In prison nt Nlvelles were tried at Mons by a court-martial, 'on the charge of being members of n secret society, having for Its nlm to thwart the carry ing out of Germnn military measures. They were condemned to Imprison ment. "On .May 8th, 1915, 48 workmen were shut up in a freight car and taken to Germany. "On May 14tli, 45 men were deport ed to Germnny. "On May ISth a fresh proclamation announced that the prisoners would receive only dry bread nnd water, and hot food only every four days. On May 22d three enrs with 104 work men were sent toward Chnrlerol "A similar course was adopted nt Malines, where by various methods of intimidation, the German authori ties attempted to force the workers nt the arsenal to work on material for the railways, as If It were not plain that this material wnuhj become wnr material sooner or later. "The following notice wn placard ed nt Mcnln In July-August, 1915: 'By order: From today the town will no longer afford aid of any descrip tion Including assistance to their families, wives, and children to any operatives except those who work regularly at military work, nnd other tasks assigned to them. All other op eratives and their families can hence forward not be helped In any fashion.' Punished for Refusal to Work. "Similar measures were taken In October, 1915, ut Harlebekelez-Court-ral, . lilsseghem, Lokeren, and Mons. 'From Ilarleheke 29 inhabitants were transported to Germany. At Mons. In M. Lenoir's factory, the directors, foreman, and 81 workmen were Im prisoned for having refused to work In the service of the German array. M. Lenoir was sentenced to five years' Im prisonment, the five directors to a year each, six foremen to six months, nnd the 81 workmen to eight weeks. "The general government hnd re course also to Indirect methods of compulsion. It seized the Belgian Red Cross, conflscat' Its property, and changed Its pun. :-e arbitrarily. It attempted to make itself master of the public charities, and to control the national aid and food committee. "If we were to cite In extenso the decree of the governor general of Aug ust 4th, 1915, concerning measures In tended to assure the carrying out of works of public usefulness, and that of August 15th, 'concerning the unem ployed, who. through Idleness, refrain from work,' It would be seen by what tortuqus means the occupying power attempts to attack at once the mas ters und the men." Fines Imposed Without Reason. The German authorities were not satisfied with one Impoverishing levy. In November, 1915, one month before the expiration of the twelve-month period fixed for the levy, they decreed th.it the contribution of 40,000,000 francs a month should be paid for an Indefinite period. In November, 1916. they increased the levy to 50,000,000 francs a month. In addition, faithful to the method laid down by the high command, the German authorities have continued to levy fines upon towns and villages for acts committed In their neighborhood, although they had no proof that these acts had been committed by any Inhabitant of the city or village thus fined. army, but his youth is not described in any authentic documents. ' The British story Is that a lad named Mackenzie left Scotland years ago. hunting adventure, und drifted Into the German army. Finding himself In line for promotion, he changed his name to Von Mackensen and applied himself so diligently that he rose quickly In the ranks and by the time the war was declured was In a gen eral's position. The story Is said to be Implicitly believed. U. S. TAKES OVER R. R. OPERATIONS President Announces Decision and Puis Secretary of State McAdoo in Charge UMF.CATION OF ALL SYSTEM. Change Takes Place at Once, But Di rect Management of Lines Will Remain as It Is. ' Washington, Dec. 27. Government possession and operation of the na tion's railroads for the war' was pro claimed by President Wilsdn tonight and became effective at noon Friday, December 28. William G. McAdoo, re taining his place in the cabinet as secretary of the treasury, is placed in charge as director general of rail roads. Every railroad engaged in general transportation with Its appurtenances, including steamship lines, is taken over and all systems will be operated as one under the director general. In a statement accompanying his proclamation, the Fresldent an nounced that as soon as congress re assembles lie will recommend legisla tion guaranteeing pre-war earnings and maintenance of railroad proper ties in good repair. Government backing will be given to new issues of railroad securities that a ready market may be found. Direct Management Unchanged. Direct management of the roads will remain in the hands of railroad officials and the railroads war board, comprised of five railroad heads, will continue to direct actual operation under Secretary McAdoo's general supervision. The chief practical effect of govern ment operation will be to permit a complete unification of all rail sys tems, impossible under private oper ation by reason of statutes prohibit ing pooling of rail traffic and earn ings. The roads themselves had gone as far as they dared In this direction and it became known only today that they had been warned by Attorney General Gregory that a violation of anti-pooling laws could not be permit ted. Interurbans Exempted. This situation was fully realized by President Wilson, who, In his state ment, declared the roads had gone as far as they could, and that already some systems were endangering their earnings in attempting unification. Although the proclamation applies to all electric lines engaged in general transportation local tnterurban sys tems are specifically exempted. Congress will be asked to guarantee earnings equivalent to the average net operating income of each railroad in the three-year period ending June 30, 1917. Railroad experts estimate that this will cost the government next year approximately 100 million dol lars, which can be raised in large part by increased freights If the In terstate Commerce Commission grants the roads', application for the fifteen per cent rate increase now pending. Otherwise it Will be paid largely out of the general government funds. The Interstate Commerce Commis sion and other government agencies that have to do with the railroads will continue to perform their func tions as heretofore. Didn't Fail to Do Duty. The President makes it clear that his decision was not made because of any failure on the part of the rail roads to perform their whole duty In so far as they could while hampered as they were by legal restrictions. "The committee of railroad execu tives," said the statement, "have done the utmost that it was possible for them to do, but there were difficulties they neither could escape nor neu tralize. In mere fairness to them, the full authority of the government must be substituted." Washington The President's procla mation announcing the taking over of the railroads follows: "By the President of the United States of America. , "Whereas, the Congress of the United States In the exercise of the ennstitu tlonal authority vented in them, by Joint resolution of the Kenate and House of Representatives, bearing date April 0, 1917, resolved: "That the state of war between the United States end the Imperial German government which has thus been thrust upon the United States, Is hereby fonn aly declared: and that the President be. and he Is hereby authorized and directed to employ the entire naval and military forces of the United States and the re sources of the government to carry on war against the Imperial German gov ernment, and to bring the conflict to a successful termination, all of the re sources of the country are hereby pledged by the Congres of the United States. . , "And bv Joint resolution bearing- date of December 7. 1917, resolved: "That a state of war Is hereby de clared to exist between the United States of America and the Imperial and Koyal Austro-Hungarliin government: and that the President be. and he Is hereby au thorized and directed to employ the en Musical Stones. Walter B. Smith of Bangor, Me., has dug from the river bank musical stones which are thought to have been fashioned by prehistoric man. These stones are from one and a half to two inches thick and from eight to twelve inches long. When struck they emit musical tones. Salt to Clean Dress. Clean soiled light cloth garments by rubbing them with hot salt After ward brush well with a clean brush and dampen and press If necessary. tire naval and military forces of the United States, and the resources of tha government to carry on war against the Imperial and Koyal Austro-Hungarlan government: and to bring the conflict to a successful termination all the re sources of the country are hereby pledged by the Congress of the United States. 'And whereas It Is nrovldecr bv section 1 of the act approved August 29. l'J16, entitled 'An act making appropriations ior tne support or tne army for me ns cal year ending June 30. 1917. and (or other purposes,' as follows: The President In time of war Is em powered, through the Secretary of War, to take possession and assume control of any system or systems of transporta tion or any part tnereor, and to utilise the same, to the exclusion as far as may be necessary of all other traffic thereon, for the transfer or transportation of troops, war material and equipment, or for such other purposes connected with the emergency as may be needful or de sirable. "And whereas. It has now become nec essary In the- national defense to take possession and assume control of certain systems of transportation and to utilise the same, to the exclusion as far as may be necessary of other than war traffic thereon, for the transportation of troops, war material and eauloment therefor. and for other needful and desirable pur poses connected witn tne prosecution or the war; "Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States, under and by virtue of the powers vested In me by the foregoing resolutions and stat ute, and by virtue of all other powers thereto me enabling, do hereby, through Newton D. Baker. Secretary of War, take ppssesslon and assume control at 12 o'clock noon on the 28th day of De cember, 1917, of each and every system of transportation and the appurtenances thereof located wholly or In part within the boundaries of the continental United States and consisting of railroads, and owned or controlled systems of coast wise and Inland transportation, engaged In general transportation, whether oper ated by steam or electric power, Includ ing also terminals, terminal companies and terminal associations, sleeping and parlor cars, private cars and private car lines, elevators, warehouses, telegrapn and telephone lines, and all other equip ment and appurtenances commonly used upon or operated as a part of such rail or combined rail and water systems of transportation to the end thnt such systems of transportation be utilized for the transfer and transportation of troops, war material and equipment, to the ex clusion so far nsjinay be necessary of all other traffic there on:and that so far as such exclusive use be not necessary or desirable, such systems of transporta tion be operated and utilized In the per formance of such other services as tin national Interest may require and of the usual and ordinary business and dutlei of cummon carriers. 'It Is hereby directed that the posses sion, control, operation and utilization of such transportation systems hereby by me unde-taken shall be exercised by and throug: William Q. McAdoo, who Is hereby appointed and designated direc tor general of railroads. Said director may perform the duties Imposed upoo him, so long and to such extent as b , shall determine, through the boards it directors, receivers, officers and em ployes of said systems of transportation. Until and except so far as said director shall from time to time by general ot special orders otherwise provide, the boards of directors, receivers, officer! and employes of the various transporta tion svstems shall continue the opera tion thereof In the UBual and ordinary course of the business of common car riers, In the names of their respective companies. "Until and except so far as said dl rector shall from time to time otherwise iy general or special orders determine, such systems of transportation shall re- main subject to all existing statutes and oraers or tne interstate Commerce Com mission nnd to all statutes and orders of regulating commissions of the varlom stutes In which said systems or any part thereof may be situated. But any or ders, general or special, hereafter mad by said director, shall have paramount minority ana ne oueyea as sut-n. "Nothing herein shall be construed m now nfferting the possession, operation and control of street electric passengei railways, including railways commonly ciiueu inieruroans, wneuirr sucn rail ways be or be not owned or controlled by such railroad companies or systems, By subsequent order and proclamation, If and when It shall be found necessary or desirable, possession, control or oper ation may bo taken of all or any port ol such street railway systems, Including subways ami tunnels, and by subsequent order nnd proclamation, possession, con trol and operation in whole or In part may also be relinquished to the owners thereof of any part of the rollroad sys tems or rail und water systems, posses sion and control of which are hereby uomu. "The director shall ns soon as tnay be after having assumed such possession and control enter upon negotiations with wie several companies, looKing to agree ments for Just and reasonable comienHU tlon for the possession, use and control of their respective properties on the basis of an annual guaranteed compen Ration, nbove accruing depreciation and the maintenance of their properties, equivalent, as nearly as may be, to the average of the net operating Income thereof, for the 3-yer period ending June 30, 1917 the results of sue negotia tions to be reported to me for such ac tion as may bo appropriate and lawful. "But nothing herein contained, ex pressed or Imp led. or. hereafter done or suffered hereunder, shall be deemed In any wny to Impair the rights of the stockholders, bondholder!!, creditors and other persons having Interests In said systems of transportation or In the pro fits thereof, to receive Juot and adequnte compensation for the use nnd control and operation of their property hereby assumed. "Regular dividends hitherto declared, and maturing interest upon bonds, de bentures and other obligations may be paid In due course: and such .reguluf dividends nnd Interest may continue to be paid until and unless the said direc tor shall from time to time otherwise by general or special orders determine; and, subject to the approval of the director, the various carriers may agree upon and arrange for the renewal and extension of maturing obligations. "I'.xcept with tha prior written assent of said director, no attachment by mesne process or on execution shall be levied on or against any of the property used oy any or tne said transportation sys tems In the conduct of their business as common carriers; hut suits may be brought bv and against said carriers and judgments rendered as hitherto until and except so far as said director may by general or special orders otherwise determine. From nnd nfter 12 o'clock on said twenty-eighth dnv of December. 1917. all transportation systems Included In this order and proclamation shall conclu sively be deemed within the possession and control of said director without fur ther act or notice. But for the Kiirpose of accounting said possession and con trol shall date from 12 o'clock mdlnlght, December 31, 1917. "In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to he affixed. "Done by the Presldet, through New ton D. Baker, Secretary of War, In the District of Columbia, this twenty-slxtn day of December In the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seven teen, and of Independence of the United States the one hundred and forty-second. "WOODROW W1DHON. 'Newton D. Baker. Sec'v of War. "By the President, Robt. Lansing, Sec'y or Mate. Peanut Hay as a Forage. The peanut produces not only food for man but grain and forage for stock. Peanut hay Is equal to clovei and alfalfa as a forage, while hog1 are fattened on the nuts which they harvest themselves, making as high as 400 pounds ot meat to the acre. Mr. Fortune Hunter. A lucky man on being asked bow 1' felt to be engaged to a great belres? replied: "Fine! Every time I kls: her I feel as If I were clipping a cou pon off government bond." AGRICULTURE THE MA1NSTAY0FTHE 11 The United States and Canada Have a Great Responsibility. This Is the duy when the farmer has his innings. The time was when he was dubbed the "farmer," the "mossback," and In a tone that could never have been called derisive, but still there was In it the Inflection thnt he was occupying an inferior position. The stiff upper Hp that the farmer car ried, warded off any approach that bis occupation was a degrading one. His hour nrvived, though, and for some years past he has been looked up to as occupying a high position. Agriculture, by a natural trend of economic conditions, stands out today In strong relief, ns the leader in the world's pursuits. Never In the nntlon's history hnve the eyes of the world been so universally focused on the farm. The farmer Is the man of Im portance ; the manufacturer of Its most necessary product, nnd he now enjoys the dual satisfaction of reaping a mnx lmum of profit, ns n result of ltls opera tions, while he also becomes a strong factor In molding the world's destinies. Manufacturers, business men, pro fessional men nnd bankers realize the Importance of agriculture, and gladly acknowledge It as the twin sister to commerce. In commercial, financial and political crisis, the tiller of the soil takes the most Important place. Maximum prices, the highest In many decades, show the- world's recognition of the neeessury requirement for more farm stuffs. The time was coming when this would have been brought about automatically, but war time conditions urged It forward, wbllo tho farmer was able to secure lnnd at rea sonable prices. Throughout several of the Western stntes this condition ex ists, as also In Western Ciinndn. Never has such a condition been known In commercial life. It Is truly an opportunity of a lifetime. Large nnd small manufacturing concerns and practically every other line of busi ness have been limited In their profits to the point of almost heroic sacrifice, while It Is possible today to reap divi dends In farming uncqunled In nny other line. Thirty, nnd ns high as fifty bushels of wheat per acre nt $2.20 per bushel and all other farm produce on a slml Inr bnsls, grown and produced on lnnd available at from $15 to $40 per acre represents n return of profit despite higher cost of labor nnd machinery, that, In ninny enses runs even higher than 100 or an annnnl return on the amount Invested. Such Is thr present day condition In Western Cnnnda. How long It will last, no one enn foretell. Prices for farm produce will likely re main high for ninny years. Certainly, the low prices of pnst yenrs will not como again In this generation. The lands referred to, are low In price nt present, but they will certnlnly In crease to their nnttirnlly productive value as soon as the demand for them necessitates this Increase, nnd this dny Is not far distant. This1' demand Is growing dully ; the farmer now on the ground Is adding to his holdings while prices are low; the agriculturist on high priced lands Is realizing that he Is not getting nil the profit that his neighbor In Western Cnnndu Is secur ing; the tenant farmer Is seeking n home of his own, which he can buy on what he was paying out for rent, and many ore forsaking the crowded cities to grnsp these unprecedented op portunities. The tenant farmer, and the owner of high priced lnnd, Is now awakening to the realization thnt he Is not get ting tho return for bis labor and In vestment that It Is possible to secure In Western Canada. Thousands are mak ing trips of Inspection to personally In vestigate conditions and to ucqunlut themselves with the broadening bene fits derived by visiting Western Cun ada. Such trips awaken In a progres sive man that nuturnl desire to do bigger things, to accomplish as much as bis neighbor, and frequently result In convincing and satisfying hi in tlyit God's most fertile outdoors, with a big supply of nature's best climatic and health-giving conditions lies In West ern Canada. The dnjTg of pioneering are over; the seeker Jrter a new home travels through all parts of the country on the same good railway trains as be' has been accustomed to at home, but on which he has been accorded a special railway rate of about one cent n mile. He finds good roads for autoinoblllng and other traffic; rural telephone lines owned by the provincial governments ; rural schools and churches situated conveniently to all ; well appointed nnd homelike buildings, and everywhere an Indication of general prosperity; cities and towns wltb all modern Improve ments, and what Is the most convinc ing factor In bis decision, a satisfied and prosperous people, with a whole hearted welcome to that country of a larger life and greater opportunities. To Western Canada belongs the dis tinguished honor of being the holder of ull world's championships In wheat and oats for both quality and quantity. For many years In succession Western Canada bas proven her claim for su premacy In the most keenly contested National exhibitions and to her Is cred ited tbe largest wheat and oat yields America bas known The natural con ditions peculiar to Western Canada and so adaptable to grain growing has been an Insurmountable barrier for her competitors to overcome. In the last few years the yields of wheat and oats per acre have surprised the agrl cultural world. As much as sixty bush- 1 els of wheat per acre has been grown on some farms, while ethers have fur nished affidavits showing over fifty biiHhels of wheat per acre, and oats as high as one hundred nnd twenty bush els per acre. One reputable farmer makes affidavit to a crop return of over fifty-four thousand bushels of wheat from a thousand acres. While this Is rather the exception thnn the role, these yields serve to Illustrate the fer tlllty of the soil and the possibilities of the country, when good farming; methods are adopted. Western Can ada can surely lay undisputed claim to being "The World's natural bread bas ket" Advertisement. Appropriate. I am going to make my farewell tour In Shapeskespeare. What shall be the piny? 'Hamlet?' 'Macbeth?1" "This Is your sixth farewell tour, I believe?" "Well, yess." "I would suggest 'Much Adlen About Nothing.' " IMITATION 13 8INCEREST FLATTERY but like counterfeit money the lmlta tlon 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 11.00. Adv. Hotels Favor Conservation. More than 00 per cent of the better clnss hotels of the United States bar signed pledges for food conservation Including one meatless duy and one whcatless day each week. , Ths OslnhM Tint Dsei Not Effect Heia BMStue ot lu tonle End laxstlve elfoot. UnHvt ttromo Quinine can be taken by anyone wltnont oauBlng unrroiinneiiH or ringing in the head. There. Is only one "llroino Qululna." JL W. 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Unions the lnfl.nmntlon can be re duced nnd this tube restored to its nor mal condition, hearing may be destroyed forever. Many cases of Deafness tH caused by Cntarrh, which Is an Inflamed) condition of the Mucous Surfaces. ONE HUNDRKO DOLLARS for nr case of Catarrhal Deafness that cannot be cured by HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE. All Druggists 7!Se. Circulars free. . F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio. A Fitting Title. "What does Dauber cull Ms sketch; of the moonshiners' camp?" "A study In still life." To Drive Out Malaria And Build Up The System Take the Old Standard GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC You know what you are taking, as tha formula la firinten nn vr IK! I I. r - U V. , wiuiriug it is Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form. The Quinine drives out malaria, the Iron builds op tbe system. 6o cents. The Long Farewell. Fresh Did he kiss his girl good-byT Soph No, he kissed her "so long" tlmt I began to get nervous. important to Mothers Examine carefully every bottle ot CASTOItIA, thnt famous old remedy for Infants and children, and see that It Bears the Signature of ( In Use for Over UO xeurs. Children Cry for Fletcher's Castor! Poverty Might Help. Prosperity makes beasts of some) men. In a case like that poverty ma come ulong and make men of them. BOSCHEE'S GERMAN SYRUP Why use ordinary cough remedies when Boschee's Germnn Syrup ha been used so successfully for fifty-one years In all parts of the United States for coughs, bronchitis, colds settled In the throat, especially lung . troubles. It gives the patient a good night's rest, free from coughing, with easy expectoration In the morning, gives nature a chance to soothe the Inflamed parts, throw off the disease, helping the patient to regain his health. Sold In all civilized countries, 80 and 00 cent bottles. Adv. First Chinese Woman Voter. 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