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A Digestive Laxative
Xax-Fos is not a Secret or Petent Medi
cine bat is composed of the following
©Id-fashioned roots and herbs:
As Lax-Fos the Cascaka is imp*»,
tile addition of these digestive ingtcui
■arts making it better than ordinary Cas
caka, and thus the combination acts not
as a stimulating laxative and cathar*
tic but also as a digestive and liver tonic.
Syru p laxatives are weak, but Lax-Fos
combines strength with palatable, aro
matic taste and does not gripe or disturb
the stomach. One bottle will prove
Uuc-Fos is invaluable for Constipation,
Icdigestkra or Torpid Liver. Price 50a
The Likeliest One.
"Whom shall we send to write up
this bear story?"
"Why not send a cub report«-?"
Cincinnati man tslla how to dry
up a corn or callus so It lifts
off with fingers.
Too corn-pestered men and women
meed soff« no long«. Wear the shoes
that nearly killed yon before, says this
Cincinnati authority, because a few
Aral* c£ freexone applied-directly on a
hander, aching corn or callus, stops
•araneas at once and soon the corn or
hardened callus loosens so It can be
•fled off, root and all, without pain.
A small bottle of freexone costs very
tittle at any drag store, but will posi
tively taka off every hard or soft corn
m callus. This should be tried, as It
la Inexpensive and Is said not to Irri
tate the sarronndlng skin.
IT your druggist hasn't any free zone
M him to get a small bottle for yon
bla wholesale drag house.— aÔVc
don't feel so sorry for the man
sued woman who were divorced—they
And brought their troubles upon them*
■elves. But onr heart went out to their
(kOd—poor, little lonely kiddie I We
■newt to see* him. He looked pathettA
to u, and as we hgd feared, he had a
prematurely wise expression on his
tittle face, says the Cleveland Pltin
"Do you get lonesome?" was asked.
"Mope," he responded quickly.
"The court lets mamma come to sea
wm Mondays, and papa comes to see
■m Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, the
aaaa that's stuck on mama calls, and
om Thursday the woman that papa's
•Bing te marry cornea to see me. My
.grandparents scrap over me on Frl
■ and Saturdays." He drew a deep
then his face brightened, and
thank goodness,
to myself I"
I have my
Beat He Could Offer.
"Then you think I can't learn
"I fear not." ,
"But, professor, I do so yearn to be
"Take up yodellng la my advice."
If Bfa hands you a lemon adjust your
saw colored glasses and start to sell
lag pink lemonade.
To remove Ink from white clothes,
ank spot In sour milk, then wash as
Those NerVest
M it'« caffeine—the drag
in coffee — that's causing
shaky nerves, the remedy
is perfectly plain—
Quit coffee, and for a
healthful table
Postum is a delicious
cereal drink, pure and
noa ui a hm g and absolutely
free horn any harmful in>
There's a big army of
Pfft*"" n acr e who are ed
joying better health and
comfort since joining the
*There'* a Reason"
Combination Pacifier and Nurse Bottle
Attachment for Milk Palls Is
Shown in Drawing.
Who has not more than once angrily
kicked a calf "in the slats" while try
lng to teach it to take Its liquid din
ner from a pail instead of from its
mother's udder in nature's well ap
proved manner? But the new efficiency
movement in the business of farming
has approved the artificial method of
feeding the calves so as to increase the
income to be obtained from milking
their mothers. Some ingenious son of
a farmer seems to have set himself the
task of devising some method of mak
ing the calf want to drink from the
gggàâgâ fi gg
New Calf-Feeder.
pall rather than simply, and more or
less forcibly, making him drink from
it. The result of that thinking Is the
combination pacifier and nurse bottle
attachment for milk palls shown in the
accompanying drawing. It consists of
a metal float carrying a teatlike at
tachment on which may be placed a
rubber nipple. This arrangement lets
the calf bunt and puck all It wants to,
but still forces it to draw Its nourish
ment from the pall instead of from the
maternal udder. All you have to teach
it is to stick its nose downward in
stead of upward in order to get hold of
' the sourishing teat.—Farming Busi
ness. " " v
Every Animal In Herd Should Be
Tested Annually for Tuberculosis
—Use Concrete Floors.
It is a good rale to have every cow
In a herd tested at least once a year
for tuberculosis.
To insure steady motion, a separa
tor mast be fastened to a solid founda
tion. A concrete floor gives this bet
ter than anything else.
Sometimes lack of exercise causes
.barrenness in dairy cattle. It Is never
well to allow the dairy cow to take on
much fat. Always give her plenty of
The average cow is full milk flow
will consume from 30 to 40 pounds of
silage to advantage. Add to this some
10 pounds of dry fodder, and the
roughage fèed is complete.
Only concrete floors should be per
mitted In a dairy barn. They cost
more, perhaps, originally, bat they are
the cheapest In the long ran. For
one thing, they make It possible to
save some of the liquid manure, a very
valuable item.—Clemson College Bul
Noticeable Increase Where Purebred
Bulla Are Maintained—Scrubs Do
Not Pay for Keep.
Figures recently compiled by the
University of Illinois seem to show
that there Is a definite relation be
tween a good ball and the size of the
dairyman's Income.
On 124 dairy farms where purebred
bulls were kept at the head of the
dairy herd, the average farm Income
was $ 1,102 after deducting the taxes,
interest on investment, etc.
On 466 dairy farms where a grade
bull stood at the head of the herd the
farm income was found to be $734 per
year, and on 83 farms where scrub
bulls were used the farm income was
—$243, or failed by $243 to pay inter
est on the investment, to say nothing
abont pay for the owner's time.
8omewhat Larger Yield of Milk and
Milk Fat Obtained Than When
They Were Chopped.
In a foreign experiment with dairy
cows it was found that the feeding
of whole beets produced a somewhat
larg« yield of milk and milk fat than
when chopped beets were fed, this in
crease probably being due to more
complete mastication and' utilisation.
Not Much Money Left for Producer
After Creamery Man, Railroad
and Retailer Get Theira.
By the time the cream «y man gets
his slice out of the milk profits, the
railroad another slice, the commission
mao still anoth« and the retail deal
er his, the slice that is left for the
man who ought to have the biggest
slice of All is pretty thin.
Photographed instantaneously from the stern of a vessel when the tor
pedo was running on the surface. Usually it runs a few feet below the sur
face, and is only visible by a thin trail of white water behind it. Some
times in a very choppy sea a torpedo may become visible, but this Is very
Germans Post Ironically Worded
Sign: "Don't Be Cross;
Only Wonder."
Beautiful Old Church a Pitiful Mass
of Wreckage—Everywhere Is Evi
dence of Carefully Planned De
^ , «traction by Germans.
ltish Headquarters In France.—
(the wrecked front of the Hotel de
Je at Peronne the Germans before
icunting the city painted a large
lish, teads: "Don't be cross; only
The meaning of this bit of parting
Irony was only too apparent on all
sides. Peronne lies a smoldering rain.
The picture is most abject. Some sec
tions of the city have been damaged
by shell Are, but everywhere else there
Is evidence of carefully designed de
struction by the garrison before retir
Some fine old residences which, be
cause of their outlying location, had es
caped both shell Are and torch, had
been wrecked Inside, top to bottom.
Sfany of them apparently had been
used for the messes of officers and
men. All bear evidence of the part
ing orgies. • Furniture, mirrors, crock
ery and pictures have been shattered
and the mantelpieces smashed. Ia
some of them were found pickaxes
that had been used as the wrecking
tools. The dining salons' mirrors and
windows evidently had been smashed
with Rhine wine bottles, which were
strewn about In scores.
The deliberate character of the de
struction wrought by the Germans be
fore their withdrawal from Peronne
is painfully evident in the once beau
tiful avenue of trees leading to the
railway station. These trees were un
touched by shell Are, but each one was
hacked in two with axes and the gashes
and chips show that the work was
done within the last few days. The
beautiful gardens of the outlying
houses also were wrecked and every
fruit tree within several miles of the
town was sawed two-thirds of the way
through and then broken down.
Views Great Scene of Ruin.
The correspondent of the Associated
Press was among the first visitors to
Peronne In the wake of the English
troops, who have swept well beyond
that place. It was neebssary to pass
through half a score of ruined villages,
whlcfl only a few days before were
within the zone of intense artillery
fire, before reaching the banks of the
Somme. Crossing the stream on an
improvised bridge and trudging
through Halle, Peronne was reached
ovct a road which had been recon
structed within 24 hours over succeed
ing rows of German trenches and
through recurrent masses of rusted
barbed wire, some of these being at
least six feet in height and 50 feet In
There was a ghostly silence in most
sections of the city. No sound of war
was to he heard, except once when
a prying German airplane scudded over
in the shelter of the high clouds and
antiaircraft guns opened, driving
him to quick retreat. British offi
cers pointed out building aft« building
where apparently the total damage had
resulted from Interior explosions. In
many cose$ walls, facing away from
the "line ci British and French fire,
had great squares blown through them,
differing strikingly from the round
holes, made in other buildings by
Gaudily Clad Dummy la Left
The beautiful old sixteenth century
church of Saint Jean was a pitiful
jnass of rains, hut one of its oil point
ings still hung on a bit of wall in the
transept and was miraculously un
touched. The statue of Catherine
Devotx, which had adorned the great
square, had been taken away by the
Germans and a gaudily clad dummy
left in its stead.
The railway station was wrecked,
including the tracks and crossing
The Germans left many relics be
hind to show their occupancy of the
French military barracks. In some
of the rooms Christmas trees gayly
decorated with tinsel were still stand
ing. In some of the finer residences
the libraries had been wrecked and
the books torn to pieces and scattered
in the streets.
The Germans had left several foot
bridges across the Somme, which were
apparently intact, but, on closer ex
amination, showed that false sections
had been inserted, which gave way
at the first foot pressure. The cor
respondent, investigating one of these
bridges too closely, had an icy bath in
the Somme. On the blank walls of the
city there were many printed proclama
tions to the soldiers, including the en
tire text of some of Chancellor von
Bcthmnnn-Hollweg's later speeches in
the relchstag.
At a chateau just outside Peronne
the Germans had killed two magpies
and stuck them on the sharp points
of the iron posts at eith« side of the
entrance. "I suppose that signifies
some German curse or sign of bad
luck," said a British subaltern ns he
went whistling on his way to find, as
he said, "where the war had taken
Itself off to."
Atlanta, Ga.—Georgia troops
r *tomlng from the Mexican bor
de» have brought back a very
larg% ^percentage of defective
eyes. This, the soldiers state,
was canted by the fierce glare
of the birder sun. Eyes that
were peik^ when the soldiers
left hom# jj ave j n many j n .
stances fal% to a very low rat
Children May Go to l^raska School«
If They Pass M^ality
Omaha.—The Binet-SIm^ scientific
mentality tests will be usedL ence f ort jj
upon all children whose pavots want
them to enter school before\ ey h ave
reached the age limit of flV years
Tests will be given by nervA pec i a j^
ists of the University of NehrfSt a
Under this test a child who>\ f our
years old, or even younger, biii w j 10
can pass a five-year-old mental ex _
amination, will be admitted to schL s
One of the tests consists of havt
child put a set of blocks together,
another he will be asked to repeat
tences until they are so long he ca:
not repeat them, such as "I went dow
town," "I went down town to buy
something," "Yesterday I went down
town to buy something and came
Working Force at the Plant in Fried
richshafen Is Being Greatly
Berne.—The Zeppelin works In
Friedrichshafen are increasing their
working force again. Advertisements
in German papers show that they seek
80 machinists, 20 metrff turners, ten
toolmakers, ten tinsmiths and a num
ber of other skilled workmen This
proves conclusively that the German
government has no idea of giving up
the construction of Zeppelins, and that
the report recently published by
French and English papers that the
German army administration had def
initely decided to discard the giant air
ship» was false.
»nnnnnns g s o a'o~o~a u b o trer
Athens, Ga.—A specialist has
been called-in to treat Athens'
famous "tree that owns itself,"
one of the legal curiosities of the
world. Several years ago n pub
lic-spirited citizen wanted to do
nate the tree to the city, and to
prevent any possibility of the
tree being destroyed, he made
out a deed for the plot sur
rounding the tree to the tree it
self, built an iron fence around
the plot, put up a marble slab,
stating that the tree was owned
by itself, and had the deed le
gally recorded. The old oak has
been showing signs of disease.
Russian People May Seize Enor
mous Wealth of Their
Former Ruler.
Prtvata Fortune of Nicholas Romanoff
Eatimated at Not Less Than $2,000,
000,000—Own« 70 Per Cent of
Russian Land.
New York.—Nicholas II, deposed
czar of Russia, is the richest man in
the world. His private wealth is not
less than $2,000,000,000. In many
quarters here it is believed a large
part of this will be seized by the Rus
sian people to finance the war.
Nicholas Romanoff's wealth is large
ly invested in foreign bonds and stocks.
His American holdings are said to be
extensive. It Is understood that he
owns $50,000,000 worth of the Penn
sylvania railroad's stocks. His name
does not appear In the list of that cor
poration's stockholders for obvious rea
sons. Instead, some nominal owners
The deposed czar also owns abont
680,000,000 acres of land In Russia.
Most of Russia's mineral resources are
his private property. Into the czar's
private treasury, aceordlng to the Rus
sian law, one-tflird of Russia's gold
and sliver output is annually contrib
Since the treaty of Portsmouth the
Russian empire has occupied 8,647,657
square miles, or one-seventh of the
land surface of the globe. It has a
population of about 200 , 000 , 000 , or
fewer than twenty-five to the square
Owns 70 Per Cent of Land.
Nominally the autocrat "owns" both
land and people, but he and his family
out of the Immense total of 948,063,763
acres actually own and receive the rev
enue from 680,938,927 acres, abont 70
per cent of the whole land area of
Russia—one-tenth that of the world.
The balance, or 267,124,836 acres, is
distributed as follows, according to
the 1910 report of the department of
agriculture, the latest:
Nobility ..................181,606,519
Merchants ................ 38,321,303
Peasants.................. 85,141,880
Landed proprietors........ 8,381,839
Other classes............. 5,673,289
The nobility number abont 1,400,000,
the agricultural classes (peasants and
landed proprietors), 110,000,000. Thus
the tiller of the soil and the taxpayer
possess on the average about one-third
of an acre ; the Russian nobleman, who
does not pay taxes, possesses on an
average some 128.
Jo pnt the case In another form:
From every 384 loaves of bread pro
duced by the Russian agriculturist tbe
noble land owner alone takes away
some 383 loaves for himself, leaving
one loaf for the producer, from which
the latter has yet to devote a part to
satisfy the state or autocratic tax
income Is Enormous.
Nobody knows exactly the amount
of the czar's enormous Income. The
expenditure of some of It is traceable
to certain public works whose bud
gets are matters of public record, and
n large part Is known to be absorbed
by his family and their dependents,
who number about 8 , 000 , and are en
tirely apart from the noble clnss,
hlch has no Romanoff affiliations,
e czar had an annual salary of $ 12 ,
000. Besides this enormous rev
et^ he derives yet another nnnnal in
coSb from his private estates and
miny the latter being worked by com
mon Vid political convicts.
Ac<v ( ]i n g to the Almanach Ha
chette Uj e czar enjoys an annual in
come ofs42,500,000. or $85 per minute.
All thrVis in addition to the Income
from the Romanoff property of 680,
938,927 ncrÿi, 32.000,000 acres of which
are at preset productive. This yields
an annual teenue of $10,000,000. This
sum goes for*he support of the grand
dakes and dnhesses, who number 46.
many of whom Jraw yet other incomes
from private sources, or from various
posts occupied the army and navy,
or In the general administration of
the bureaucracy.
The Russian auVjcracy has besn.
therefore, not only a political form of
government, hut .a tréhjpndously pay'
lng business for the aiWrnt himself
and all his relations, neai an d renwrtR
Caused This Lady Much Suffer
ing Which She Says Cardui
Finally Relieved.
Chndbonrn, N. C—Mrs. 51. D. Mc
Pherson, of R. F. D. No. 1, this place»
says: "My first trouble was monthly
misery, ever since I was a girl. I had
headache, backache, and would stag
ger .. . with a queerness In my
head. I would faint, and could not
stand on my feet. Would suffer so»
I would just get down on my knees by
a chair at . . . time. We would have
the Dr. and take things to relieve me»
but without result.
"I read of Cardui—took 6 bottles and
was cured of this painful trouble.
Since that I have taken It a bottle at
a time as a tonic and find it all or
more than recommended. Have taken«
it before child birth which strength
ened me, but my suffering before I
heard of Cardui, at . . . was equal
to . . . pains. T would have to go to
bed for 2 or 3 days each month.
"I. am strong and well today. I be
lieve Cardui saved my life, for It 1»
wonderful medicine.
"My sister used Cardui. She too
knows the great good derived from«
It ... I praise it every day."
Cardui may be the very medlcin»
you have long been needing. Get a>
bottle from your druggist today.
Composed of purely vegetable In
gredients, It cannot harm you, but
should surely do for you, what it ^as
done for others—help you.—Adv.
Filling Up.
"What will we put in the magazine
this month?"
"About forty pages concerning what
we had last month."
"And forty more about what we will'
have next month."
"And then?"
"That ought to be enough for this
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 the formula I»
printed oo every label, showing it is
Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form. Th»
Quinine drives out malaria, the Iroo.
builds op the system. 50 cents.
A Slap at Her Complexion.
"Is It true that Mrs. Dubwalte and
Mrs. Twobble are no longer on speak
ing terms?"
'Yes. I fear the breach will never
be healed."
"What did they fall out abont 7"
"They met on the street one day»
Mrs. Dubwalte said to Mrs. Twobble t
'My dear, how do I look?' Mrs. Twob
ble kissed her effusively and said : 'My
dear, you are a work of art !' "—Bir
mingham Age-Herald.
If cross, feverish, constipated,,
give "California Syrup
of Figs."
A laxative today saves a sick child
tomorrow. Children simply will not
take the time from play to empty their
bowels, which become clogged up witb
waste, liver gets sluggish; stomadh
Look at the tongue, mother I If coat
ed, or your child Is listless, cross, fev
erish, breath bad, restless, doesn't eat
heartily, full of cold or has sore throat
or any other children's aliment, give &
teaspoonful of "California Syrup of
Figs," then don't worry, because it 1»
perfectly harmless, and In a few hour»
all this constipation poison, sour bile
and fermenting waste will gently
move out of the bowels, and you have
a well, playful child again. A thor
ough "inside cleansing" Is ofttimes alt
that is necessary. It should be th»
first treatment given In any sickness.
Beware of counterfeit fig syrups.
Ask at the store for a 50-cent bottle of
"California Syrup of Figs," which ha»
fall directions for babies, children of
all ages and for grown-ups plainly
printed on the bottle. Adv.
Perfectly Harmonious.
"Do their lives blend well?"
"Very. She has the gray matter and
he has the long green."
is her hair. If yours Is streaked with
ngly, grizzly, gray hairs, use "La Cre
ole" Hair Dressing and change it In.
the natural way. Price $1.00.—Adv.
When you discover a man who
knows all about everything y OU should
lose him quickly In self-defense. T
U only one "Bromo QqlSlnl Theîw
({future U on each box. Mo. W UBOVS»
With the advent of a correspondence
barber school the end must be near.
Dr. Peery'e "Dead Shot" l.
sente" or "«yrupT" Kit a real niSr. Î , ^*
éoee of medicine which pie.Li 1 "' fa *hlone»
« Tapewo rm with (Y. 0 ™*
H people told only what thev kn
there would be leas talking *

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