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STOCKING THE MUD FLATS WITH CLAMS
__ These men are busy planting seed clams on the "Joppa" flats, Newbury port, Mass., a war-time food conservation method that is being advocated wherever conditions make the commercial raising of clams possible. Our reckless disregard for food sources has so reduced the supply of clatns from these flats, which used to produce more thau $100,000 annually, that their exhaustion seemed near. PARÏsl^GAY^ People Accept All Privations in Cheerful Mood, Swiss Writer Says. EVERY ONE SAVES Posters Remind Citizens That Conser vation Will Hasten American Army, by Reducing Cargo Space in Shipping. Berne.—The correspondent of the Berne Bund sends his paper a de scription of life in I'aris, which is published under the caption, "War •Life in France; Paris as It Eats -id Saves." The article says: "Who would have thought possible before the war a world city in exist ence two days' march behind the bat ,___tie front? During the first war weeks, after the government's departure to Bordeaux, Paris had been somewhat deserted. But since, then everything is back. The big hotels never did better than just now. In the streets there Is a traffic that has never been benten. The stranger notices the many uniforms; he thinks the French capital a big army camp, where mili tary men from all corners of the world meet. Used to Uniforms. "The Parisian long ago became used to the uniforms and forgot that once there was a time when women were the only ones who added color to a street scene. Man gets used to every thing. After a while one found the dark streets quite natural. One paid the high war prices without blinking. One submitted to the necessity of a sugar card and learned to get nlong with .a moderate coal supply in win &r. V * "Lately, Aaowever, the Parisian ex perienced tidings that reminded him of the war rapier impressively. The latest visit/of German airplanes re sulted iur energetic measures for pro tection. / At all the beautiful monu ments j sand bags are piled high. On many, large buildings tablets are postdd saying them is a bombproof cellar there and how muny people it wlO shelter. When darkness appears I'aris wraps Itself in a blue veil, t which is very becoming. "The electric arc lights, the gas lan terns of all descriptions are pnlnted blue. In tram cars. In the subway, in the suburban trains the light is blue. Brisk auto traffic Is not without dan ger under such circumstances. Practice Economy. "Measures of economy are now taken np i,n earnest. Who wants to drink sweet coffee in the cafe has to bring his own sugar or he satisfied with the sacchnrine tablet the waiter will hand him. Cakes, pastry and candy are not made any longer. Confectioners are put entirely out of business. The tea houses, too, are In a bad fix. No more sugar or sweetmeats, not even sand wiches, are to be had. And two francs ? SOLDIER INDIAN NAMES f T WORRY THE SERGEANT T • __ • • Camp Lewis, American Lake. • I Wash.—Sioux from the Dakotas ^ I and Chippewas from Minnesota | • are worrying the first sergeant J • of the Twenty-fifth company • 1 One Hundred and Sixty-sixth J • Ih'pot brigade here. The In- T • dinns, inducted Into the nn- | • flonal army. Insist on keeping • • their tribal names and are so i • entered upon the roster. The re- £ I suit is that roll call every morn- ( ? ing sounds like this: • • "Johnny Chase-the-Weasel, • J Look-as-You-Sit, Sleep-as-Thls- | I Is-th**-Water, Mist-Over-the-Wa- | T ter. Charlie See-the-Elk, Ante- • • lope, Middle Rapids and Bluo • i Bird. 1 I - Pnris.—Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, tr.. Is working fourteen hours a day D a Y. M. C. A. cunteen at Alx, 'ranee. in to in is for such a <-up of tea is a pretty good price. "The authorities figure everybody will be sensible enough to see that saving is the patriotic duty «if every non-combatant. Clever posters tell the people transportation of food takes up cargo space that ought to be used for American troops and war material. So every citizen can see he will hasten the arrival of American help and thus support the French poilu by his own moderation and abstemiousness." BARBERS BEMOAN TRADE LOSS Women Who Are Taking Men's Places in Industries Are Not Helping Tonsorial Artist. Memphis, Tenn.—Women taking the place of men In the industrial world may be filling the Jobs all right, but they are not helping the barber. Visit any tonsorial establishment and ask the man who wields the gleam ing blade. He will tell you some of his host customers have gone—gone to fight the Germans. And he will tell you that all the women who took their places are strangers to him. While the barber complains the "beauty doctor" has a different story to tell. She says her patrons are j more numerous than ever before, and they are more liberal. They spend money lavishly. A few dollars to re move a wrinkle that has appeared as | a result of business worries is handed ; over without a murmur. Powder and paint and toilet water are used lav ishly. j j I j ! ! j I i GRAND DUKE WORKS AS CLERK "London Michael" and Countess En dure Reverses Uncomplainingly in London. London.—One of the Russian grand dukes, known ns the "London Michael" to distinguish him from the other Grand Duke Michael, has fallen from great wealth to comparative penury as a result of the Russian revolution. Before th«* war he lived in one of the finest residential estates in the neighborhood of London. When his income from Russia was cut off he subleased this property and is now a clerk at $2,000 a year In an olfice near Westminster abbey. His wife, the Countess Torby, conducts (heir small home with zest and without grumbling. "Probably no family In Great Brit ain has endured greater reverses than this one, or borne its misfortune more cheerfully," comments the Evening News. Salute Gives Him Away. Chester, Pa.—Masquerading ns a woman. Private John Hutchinson for got himself when he passed an officer and saluted. As a result he was ar rested and turned over to the military for punishment. Hutchinson was dressed stylishly. He wore n low-cut gown, high-heeled shoes, white stock ings, summer furs and a large picture lint. NEWEST OF SLACKERS Washington, D. C.—The newest type of slacker and one who is doing his country a great amount of harm, is the man or woman who buys or even encourages the purchase of platinum jewelry, according to the bureau of mines, department of the interior. For the country is and for many years will be desperately in need of the scarce and precious platinum in its industrial work and must have it if the war ma chine is to go full speed ahead. A plan proposed by the federal offi cials would stop the use of platinum in jewelry, not only for the war but for all time. Officials of the government who are in close touch with the situa tion are filled with apprehension as to the future supply of platinum. In an effort to fill the Immediate pressing needs of the government in its war program, the war Industries board has ordered that 75 per cent of the stock of platinum in the hands of manufacturing Jewelers be com man |y|(JSÏ Qyj WHEAT Need for Limitation in Consump tion Very Great. Food Administration Corrects False Impression Given by Recent News Dispatches. Washington.—Recent press dispatch es widely circulated through the coun try have given the wholly false impres sion that there is no longer need for rigorous conservation of wheat and Hour. The food administration de «•hires that every aspect of the wheat situation, both present and prospec tive, intensifies the need lor the great est possible limitation in the American consumption of wheat and wheat prod ucts. If present restrictions should he in tin' slightest degree relaxed it would want :• the till «»ph ilo w result in si non of Europe lief I ii reach the market. The food administrât ion's estimate of the position on the first of June in dicates a total available supply untii the new harvest, including the grain which will he available from the farms, in country and terminal elevators, and mill elevators, of about fiG.000.000 bush els. Of this .'50,000,000 bushels must he exported before new wheat is avail able for export if we are to maintain i lie absolutely necessary shipments to our army and the allies. That leaves about 2(!.00«>.<XHt bushels for domestic consumption for the next two months. Normal American consumption is something over 40,1X1,000 bushels a month, so 1 liât Hie most liberal con sumption at home would be only one third of normal. The harvest will not be generally available in flour until the middle of August or early September, although in the extreme South it will he some what «'urlier. So long as the war lasts, with its increasing drafts for soldiers and munition workers, the world will steadily produce less food. If wo are wise, a great harvest will mean the willing building up of great national reserves. j | ; "SONG WILL WIN WAR" '•»V SRv JlF ' , V, j So declares Emma Robert-«, the, con tralto, who was chosen to represent America's best type in rhe music fes tival at Ann Arbor and the great Bach festival at Bethlehem, I'a. "A nation is represented by its songs. The national anthems of America, France and England are spiritual, up lifting, and inspiring; the national anthem of Germany is aggressive and acquisitive—and breathes bondage. "Don't you see that the songs of the allies express a people hound to con quer? "So important is this subject." con tinues Miss Roberts, "that colleges are establishing bureaus to study the gov ernment singing classes in camps to inspire soldiers through song. S. A. R. Dies at Omaha. Omaha, Neb.—Nelson Moore. snM to he the last real "son" of the Amer ican Revolution, died at his home bore. Mr. Mooro was horn fa Vernon, Oncld.. county. New Y'ork. deered and also the complete stock held by refiners, importers and deal- ! ers, hut this, it is said, will only fill i a small gap and that temporarily. It lias been hoped by federn! officiais i and «'hemists throughout the country j who understand the seriousness of the situation that the whims of fashion 1 might yield to national needs and that j purchasers of jewelry would demand j gold and silver or a white alloy and so ! release platinum for its highest use, * but the results have been disappoint- j ing. The American Chemical society, an ! organization composed of the leading 12,(XX) chemists of the country, which ! is als«) back of this movement, has is sued an appeal to the people not under I any circumstances either dnring the war or after the wur to use platinum jewelry, hut to conserve this unique and fast dwindling metn! now priced at five times the cost of gold for the exclusive use of the chemical and other necessary industries. muzs m on (3X5^(V.63 Old Clothes Dealers Get Rich on Treasure Trove N EW YORK.—To the average person who rushes from his apartment to the subway station each morning the man who stops him to whisper something about "hi-cash" and "ol' close" Is but a lowly dealer In cast-off garments. Rat in reality the old clothes dealer ts a M A nne DAY'S WORK gambler in human nature, who counts his profits not in the difference be tween the cost and selling price of Urn j garments handled, but his daily find j of «•ash, jewels or valuable papers that ( are in one of every 12 suits that pass j through his hands. «»no dealer in second-hand clothes, : who covers a territory he has mapped ! out for himself in the Washington j Heights district, estimates that $5,(XX) | a year is u conservative estimate on j the money left in discarded clothing of the average New Yorker. His findings last year, according to his own estimates, totaled $0,000. "Of course, 1 try to restore any jewel that 1 find in the pocket of a suit I ! buy," he said. "If I know where tile suit comes from I take It back immedi ately and usually am given a reward. "But in buying old clothes you must remember that we get many suits in the course of a day ; we meet many people and we don't have time to do much examining of pockets if we are going to get over the district we.must cover. "The result is that If I get in at night with half a dozen suits I nearly al ways find something stuck In some hidden pocket in one of the coats. Some times it is a flve-dollar bill that the owner tried to hide from his wife and succeeded in hiding from himself. Sometimes it is u piece of small change— too small to warrant a return trip to the owner. But occasionally it is some thing of value, such as a diamond ring, "Once I found an engagement ring valued at $450. I returned it and re ceived $.>0 as a reward. On another occasion I found an old Jewel that looked as If it was worth about 15 cents. I returned it because K was so old, how ever, and found it was worth more to its owner than if It had been made ol diamonds. He gave me $50 as a reward. "In my experience I have found that one suit in 12 has something of valu« In It Thnt really is the profit of the business, since the margin of profit In handling old clothes is not enough to make it worth our time unless there were other means of making an income out of it to be found." Saloons of Hoboken Are Turned Into Libraries N EW YORK.—Since Uncle Sam took the bock out of Hoboken, three of Its saturation centers have.been converted into libraries. Three months ago the library w ar service took over tjie three vacated saloons for use as receiving and shipping stations for books bound for the French front. The saloons were stripped of their fixtures and have been the sorting and packing cen ters from which 100,000 books have started on their journey to the firing line. Inside the cafes the spigots that once gurgled with glee when spoken j to are now speechless, and the beer cases have given way to book cases. Of all the transformations wrought by the hand of Mars in Hoboken none is more drastic or complete than the supplanting of bottles with books and liquor with learning. In place of storks of wet goods there are stacks of dry books heaped high before the massive mirrors, and the only signs of beer are beer signs on the walls. There are hooks In the drawers, books on the shelves, books in the Ice boxes—tons of books rising from the floor in immense masses and tapering at the top like pyramids of know ledge. In the olden days, before Uncle Sam picked up Hoboken and left hoi broken-hearted, these cafes were the gathering places of Germans. The spa cious rooms which perhaps rang with cheers at German victory are now flooded with books until sometimes they burst through the front doors and run out upon the sidewalk. Those who unknowingly wander up and down Hoboken's principal street in search of liquid refreshment find only food for thought in the form of thnt which inspires, but does not inebriate, and stimulates, but duel not intoxicate. ll i£, William Old-Bear of Oklahoma Stirs Up Chicago C HICAGO.—There came into West Madison street one William Old-Bear of Cushing, Okla. There lingered about William the quaint fancy «if the Wikiup, the gentle somnolent zephyr of the endless prairies, the song of the coyote, and the solemn silences t>f the starlit night. The crash of traffic appalled him. automobiles zoomed past him like dragons, and the street seemed a rush ing, bawling, hopeless bedlam. Wil liam Old-Bear turned in at the sign of the dusty larynx and bought himself a man's size snifter, and more of the same. When he had filled his person with potent mead he stood forth upon the sidewalk at Jefferson and Madison streets and winked a sinful eye. A pedestrian chanced by among the hundreds who scurry. Perhaps something in the unconscious phiz of the pedestrian re called an ancient foe. For William Old-Bear drew buck his fist and let fly. It caught the pedestrian a prodigious jolt and set him astonished upon the curb stone. Another pedestrian tripped past. Suddenly he sprawled upon the walk. William Old-Bear had dealt him a wallop thnt came clear from the stone age. Two more pedestrians fell and dropped into the profound sleep of uncon sciousness before someone thought to turn in a riot call. Policemen Marshall, Joiner and Gall of the Desplaines station came at a gallop. In the police station he almost tore down the jail. Then it was realized what ailed William Old-Bear. He was rushed to the bridewell hospital, where the reflections of his all-beholding retina came true. There was no wikiup, no somnolent zephyr; but pink buffaloes and blue snakes and turkeys with straw bonnets on frolicked in endless profusion before him. for William Old-Beai has the D. T's. a & Airedale Popular With Signal Corps in Chicago C HICAGO.—The Airedale, a shaggy, sad-eyed dog that gained popularity only in recent years, has convinced officers of the Central department, Signal corps, United States army, of its superiority over nil breeds as a canine war messenger. While official authoriza tion for use of the Airedale on the bat tlefields of Europe has not yet been issued by the war «lepartment, schools for intensive courses in training have been established and officers say that reports from the various army camps show that the dogs have made remark able progress. "The Airedale surpasses all other dogs in point of Intelligence, and al though peaceful, is also most courage ous," said one officer. "Tests have established beyond doubt its superiority over other dogs as a war messenger, particularly those used by the German army. , "The Airedale is a cross from a bull terrier, otter hound and Berkeley ter rier. It Is a result of years of careful breeding, and its name, It is said, is derived from the Aire valley of England, where is originated." The dogs now in training were either given to the Signal corps by patriot!« citizens or purchased by interested army officers. Scores of tnem with long pedigrees and valued highly have been given and other offers are coming in dally. Females are in greater demand because of their intelligence. Methods of training are a military secret. "When the dogs are taken at the age of from ten to eighteen months and properly developed as one-man dogs (for the Airedale is distinctly a one-man dog) no benst can equal them as war dogs," said the officer. 'Their coior blends perfectly with night shades. The ability of the dogs to slip quietly through barb-wire entanglements without a scratch is remarkable." E to the of of war the a j j ( j : ! j | j I ! NO ADVANCE IN PRICE 3 STHMA There is no "cure" but relief is often brought by— I Lftt>Body~Gu*rd twTCbar Home & 7ICRSVAP0RUB» 25«—50«— $1.00 IT Commisaioner of Mediation and Corel iation Board Tries EATON1C, the Wonderful Stomach Remedy, and Endorses It. —^ Judce William L. Chara bers, who u-cs EATONIC as î » remedy for Ions of appe 1 tite and indige-tioa, is a . Commissioner of the U. S. Hoard of Mediation and Conciliation. It is natural for him to express himself In guarded language, yet there is no hesitation in his pronouncement regarding the value of EATONIC. Writing Irom Washington. I). O., to the Eatonic K«m edy Co., he says. "EATONIC promotes appetite and aids digestions I have used it with beneficial results." Office workers and others who sit much arc martyrs to dyspepsia, belching, bad breath, heartburn, poor appetite, bloat, and Impair ment of general health. Are you. yourself, a sufferert EATONIC will relieve you Just as surely as it has benefited Judge Chambers and thousands of others. Here's the secret: EATONIC drives the gas out of the body—and the Bloat Goes With It! It Is guaranteed to bring rebel or you get your money back!- Costs only a cent or two a day to ate ft. Get a box today from your druggist. 1 ( fSjl FarRTSFS "1 „HAIR BALSAM A toilet preparation of merit. Help# to eradicate dandruff. For Reitorinf Color and Beauty to Gray or Faded Hair. 69c. and $1.00 at I>ruir?ieU. Dealing With the Spy. The spy strikes without warning. U« should receive more tliun a warning when he Is caught. Th» Strong Withstand the Heat of Sommas Better Than the Weak Old people who are feeble and yonnger paopla who are weak, will be strengthened and enabled to E i through the depressing heat of summer by tak g GHOv H'6 TASTBLBSS chill TONIC. It putlfle» and enricbos the blood and builds up the whole sys tem. You can soon feel Us htreagiacafng, Invigor ating Effect. SCO. Iceland Will Plant More Potatoes. Iceland will make a n«-w departure this year in the matter of using pota to flour. Representatives of that gov ernment are sending out propaganda looking to the general and extensive planting of potatoes this year. Since the surnufer season is so short in Ice land and other Arctic countries, the raising of grain is not possible, but its climate Is adapted to the raising of potatoes. Plans are being made for the Installation of potato milling ma chinery, so that in a measure Iceland will in the future be a little more In dependent of outsiders for its farina ceous foods. Shortages of shipping, with 8 consequent curtailment of Im ports has made it impossible to main tain Iceland's wheat supplies. From Our Soldiers' Graves. At present, In the case of American soldiers who die in France, a cross marks the grave. At the transverse of the cross stands a metal shield with a design in low relief revealing a youth with broken sword, his face lifted to heaven. Round the shield runs the in scription : "He died to keep men free." Underneath are his name and regimental status. It is the int«-ntlon of th« Red Cross to remit this shield of glory to his relatives after the war, when some permanent form of remem brance shall have been devised by the war department.—Elizabeth Frazer, in the Saturday Evening Post. Color of Alcohol. Alcohol, when pure, is greenish ia color, while water is distinctly blue in shade. Conservation means the use of foods re quiring less sugar, less fuel, and the minimum of wheat. requires No SUGAR, NO FUEL, less milk or cream than si other cereals, and is part Barley. Its a concentrated, nourishing, eco nomical and deli cious food.TRYIT!