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600 CHICKENS After Being Relieved of Or ganic Trouble by Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound. Oregon. 111. —“I took Lydia E. Pink ham’s Vegetable Compound for an or ____________ ganic trouble which pulled me down un -1 Mr! til I could not put my foot to the floor and W could scarcely do my work, and as I live on a small farm ar.d I raise six hundred II chickens every year J \ Ifl jr* made ** very “I saw the Com- Potind advertised in W/W* our paper, and tried J it. It has restored my health so I can do all my work and I am so grateful that I am recommend ing it to my friends.”—Mrs. D. M. Alters, R. R. 4, Oregon, 111. Only women whohave suffered the tor tures of such troubles and have dragged along from day to day can realize the relief which this famous root and herb remedy, Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound, brought to Mrs. Alters. Women everywhere in Mrs. Alters* condition should profit by her recom mendation, and if there are any com plications write Lydia E. Pinkham’s Medicine Cos., Lynn, Masß., for advice. The result of their 40 years experience 18 at your service. . Little “Siam" at Tacoma. In examining applicants for naturali zation papers, Judge Cushman, in the Federal court at Seattle, asked an ap plicant how long he had lived in the country. The reply came: “I’ve lived in the United States ten years, except three months I was in Tacoma.” As the judge is from Tacoma, he de liberated several minutes before grant ing the papers. Very Appropriate. “Why do you cal! your dog Camea?” “Becam e he is always trying to get a snap at everybody he meets.” Strength Gave Out Mrs. Schmitt Was Miserable From Kidney Trouble Until Doan's Came to Her Assistance. Now Well. “My kidneys gave out during the change of life,” says Mrs. Margaretha Schmitt, 63 Alabama Ave., Brook lyn, N. Y. “My back ached and pained as if it were broken. When I moved in bed, sharp, darting pains caught me ,across my back and I couldn’t turn. Mornings ©?*** I was stiff and sore and | it felt as if heavy ? 5$ * weights were tied to me, h w I was so worn-out. I y tf often came near fall ing from dizziness and fl as^es °f fire would 's ™ come before my eyes. Mrs. Schcitt bl !P I di ? B f , I had the most se vere headaches and my kidneys didn’t act regularly. The secretions passed too often and caused much distress. I was hardly able to do my housework and just to walk upstairs took all my strength. “As soon as I began taking Doan’s Kidney Pills, I improved and six boxes put me in better health than I had enjoyed for years.” Mrs. Schmitt gave the foregoing statement in 1916 and on April 6, 1917, she said: “My cure has been permanent. I keep Doan’s on hand, however, and take a few doses occa sionally.” Get Doan’s at Any Store, 60c a Box DOAN’S 'VfJIV FOSTER-MILBURN CO.. BUFFALO. N. Y. The Lesser Evil. “If you were compelled to engage In conversation with one or the other for an hour, which would you choose, a woman with a mission or one who thinks she is misunderstood?” “The woman with a mission.” “Why?” “She would most of the talking. A woman who thinks she is misunder* stood usually wants a little confidential advice.” —Birmingham Age-Herald. If a man empties his purse into his head he will keep it, and be able soon to refill his purse. A rich widow makes a poor invest ment when she buys a husband. IN THE SPRING^ will be the great test of a life and death struggle on the Western front. In the everyday walks of life, it is the spring time that brings ill health. One of the chief reasons why the run-down man finds himself in a bad state of health in March or April, is because he has spent nearly all his hours for the past four or five months penned up within the walls of house, factory or office. It is the rea son for our diminished resistance —that is. lack of out-door life, coupled with perhaps over-eating, lack of good exer cise, insufficient sleep, and constipation. In other words, we .keep feeding the furnace with food but do not take out the “clinkers,” and our fire does not burn brightly. Always keep the liver active. There is nothing better for health than taking an occasional mild laxative, per haps once a week; such a one as you can get at any drug store, made up of May-apple, jalap, aloes, (sugar-coated, tiny, easily taken ), which has stood the test of fifty years of approval—namely, Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. But for the "Spring Fever.” the general rur.-down condition, the lack of ambition, the "blues.” one should take a course of treatment every spring; such a standard tonic as Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Dis covery. now to be had in tablet form in sixtv-oent vials. Watch the people go plodding along the street. There's no spring, no vitality. A vitalizing tonic such as this vegetable extract of Dr. Pierce’s gives you the power to force yourself Into action. The brain responds to the new blood in circulation, and thus you're readv to make a fight against stagnation wV, -h holds you in bondage. Try it now! Don’t wait! Today is the day to begin. Gain a little “pep." and laugh and live. - Vim and vitality are the natural out-pouring of a healthv body. It does not spring up in a night. Try this spring tonic, and you gain the courage that comes with good health. Don’t Use Any Other Than Cuticura Soap To Clear Your Skin BRONCHIAL TROUBLES Soothe the irritation and you relieve the distress. Do both quickly and effectively —by promptly using a dependable remedy— PISO’S SUITS FOR SPRING Jersey Cloth Suggested as Quite Satisfactory Material. Any Tailor or the Clever and Careful Home Dressmaker Can Easily Give Satisfaction. The suit shown In the sketch Is made of a wool fabric—jersey cloth is suggested as an excellent selection — embroidered and stitched in a con trasting color and with a smart vest of white satin. This suit could be made by any tailor or a clever and careful home dressmaker, as it is not of the fitted type, and its charm is due to careful attention to tailoring and finish. It is a slipover coat, the vest opening in the center front making this possible, and if made of a good quality of wool jersey cloth no lining is necessary. Very cheap wool jersey cloth has the unfortunate tendency to stretch in all directions, so that unless a coat of it is lined it usually sags very quick ly. It is not difficult to see that the money saved on the material, when a cheap grade is selected, is overbal anced by the lining required, and never under any circumstances will the suit be as smart as though a good, firmly knitted fabric had been selected. High-grade garments and few T er of them, if necessary, is a good general rule for any woman. The skirt of the suit shown in the sketch is narrow. A width of one and a half to one and three-quarters yards is a safe general rule for skirts i Modish and Unusual Suit for Spring. this season. It may be stitched at the edge to match the coat. The skirt fas tens at the side front, and is plain front and back with a trifling fullness let in at either side. This design might be developed in silk jersey, or it might be made up in dark-colored satin embroidered in wool thread and with white vest of satin or faille silk. Eton jacket suits are being strongly featured, but they are not becoming to all figures, and as with all novelties when first introduced, or when revived after several seasons of rest, there is great danger of the style being over done. TEA TABLE, SOCIETY’S ALTAR Beverage Sustains and Cheers as Noth ing Else Does—Quieting Nerves and Changing Thoughts. The tea table has been called the altar of society and time the daily sac rifice, says Churchill Ripley in the Mother’s Magazine. There is a great deal to be said in favor of this use of time, and the women of America would do well to universally observe the tea hour as a time of relaxation. Through out the country there might be estab lished the custom of completing the | heavier duties of the day at four o’clock, and attending after that to lighter duties that would result in the betterment of all. A cupful of tea sus tains and cheers as nothing else does; moreover, it is quieting to the nerves j to change the thoughts and occupations if only a few moments. A group of women determined to make better use of time could easily devote the late afternoon hours to their Red Cross work, separating the time set apart for that service from the earlier hours of the day, and over the teacups gain relaxation that would be of assistance in their patriotic work. Many thousands of our women observe j the tea hour, but mahy mere thousands need to be emancipated from duties to which they are accustomed to give all the hours of every day in the year. Much that would otherwise never suggest itself to the housewife and mother nmy become of intense interest and be of definite Importance in the home if the tea table and the tea hour be established in our midst. MEDIUM LENGTH SUIT COATS Shaping of Such Garments Accom plished by Cleverly Cut Section and by Partial Belting. The medium-length suit coats range from those which are almost but Pot quite straight in line to those which are decidedly shaped, with moderately rippling tails. The shaping of such coats is accom plished by cleverly cut sections and i frequently by partial belting, and the lower edge Is usually straight in line, though occasiohai’y shorter in front than In the back. The shoulders are i narrow and the sleeves snug. While severely tailored models are shown, th 're Is on the whole an in definable softness about the tailoring of most of the suit coats which makes Ifor graciousness rather than severity. Navy blue promises to retain Its , well-established prestige.as the one uni versally desirable color for the spring suit. In spite of the fact that many women are weary of it. It is the sin gle dark color which looks summery and is infinitely more becoming to the GOOD OF PHYSICAL EXERCISE j i Beauty Setker Can Gain Advantageous Information From Experience of Woman Who Was Successful. I weighed 140 pounds when I began getting in condition and in weeks I lost nire pounds, without dieting, or any of the strenuous exercises that go with the usual training, says a writer in Physical Culture. I began by walking to the village Mount Kisco, three miles from our farm, every day to do my marketing. The six miles did not tire me, for I was used to walking. Then I started my exercises. I practiced before a mirror, and went at them very slowly at first, getting limbered up. Every day I would kick a little higher. The two exercises I think most im portant are a bending back movement, which I also started very gently, bend ing the whole body back with hands above the head, until I could touch the bed with the tips of my fingers. This movement absolutely removes all su perfluous fiesh from under the chin and takes off any flesh oh the abdomen. The other exercise was a bending for ward movement until the palms of my hands touched the floor. This movement as it is usually taken is of small value because most people bend from the waist to do it. The tor so should be raised, lifted high and the bend should be far below the waist from the hips. This exercise loosens the hips and the knees and makes ev muscle in the back and leg flexible. The knee, the hip and the back are the three points of attack in training. The two movements I give melted away any flesh I had to lose, and made me as supple as I was when I left the stage. I did not diet. CAPS ARE REVIVED IN PARIS Milliners Are Making This Headgear From Every Material and for Ev ery Type of Head. The change in our lives has brought about some interesting new details in our dress. Because of the many activ ities and the difficulty of getting from place to place, states a Paris fashion correspondent, we are often very late in getting home in the afternoons, even when we have invited guests to tea. There is barely time to change out footgear and face off our hats, and none at all for hairdressing. This emergency has revived the caps of our grandmothers. The new caps are quite different, to be sure, and much prettier, but they are undoubtedly caps. The milliners are making them of every material and for every type of head. Some are copied from historical de signs, some from the costumes of far countries, but in every case they are chosen to complete the gown with which they are worn. Another solution of the problem of dressing for this hour is the “gan dourah,” or sleeveless garment which slips on over the silk or linen blouse and which lias a charming suggestion of intimacy. These garments are plan ned to go with the cap, and they make a delightful robe d’interieur which may be adjusted in a moment. BAGS TO MATCH THEIR HATS Milliners Are Charging High Prices for Outfits, but Many Women Can Make Their Own. All the clever milliners have be come aware of the fact that the smart woman likes to have her knitting bag match her hat. At least the smart woman likes to possess one set of this sort. She will perhaps not make great use of the matching hat and bag, but there are times when nothing else will answer the purpose. The milliners are charging very high prices for sets of this sort, but any woman can make one for herself by making use of a paper pattern that has recently been put out by one of the oaper pattern companies. There is a transfer design for the bag, that is of simple design with a strap to go over the arm, and a trans fer design for the cap—of a Tam-O’- Shanter model with a tassel at one side of the full crown portion. The set is effective when made up in green satin braided with the same color. Very smart also is all black. LEAFY SPRING HAT With all the earmarks of spring in dicating the season of the year it is best suited for, this hat bounteously covered with leaves and a stem effect of ribbon, is suitable for practically every face. The shape is simple and the brim of transparent lace with the ; underdrop of tulle in harem veil effect , makes a most unusual and dainty in novation. The underdrop is attached to the hat and goes three-quarters of the way around average woman than the khaki or gray tones. The medium-length blue tricot suit boasts of a printed shantung waist coat. and this agreeable addition Is likely to be a feature of a large pro portion of the season's tailored mod els. Velvet Parasols. Among the lovely parasols now shown for the South are many made of velvet. Doubtless these will prove a feature of our summer wardrobe. The velvet is always relieved by trim | mlng or lining of chiffon or georgette ; crepe, and often it Is cut away to show puffs of the lining beneath it. Another novel parasol is one that, closed, looks like a huge knitting bag. It is made with a very short ferrule and handle and wi.eu i‘ Is closed It is carried by two rings cf Ivory or tortoise shell and looks for all the world like a knitting bag. Black and Yellow. Liberty satin is much in demand, and for evening dress black satin com bined with yellow is very good. RAG DOLL TESTER IS EFFECTIVE IN SHOWING GERMINATION OF SEED CORN 1 ~ J'•' '' -r - ''' A'V i%\ Q /0 ' - \ / 1? . ' ■ \ ■ \ ife . l // Ik \ t. \ t ’Q Results of Ear Test by “Rag Doll” Method—Note the Differences in Germ ination—Some Have Only a Weak Germination While Only One Is a De sirable Seed Ear. (Prepared by the United States Depart-' ment of Agriculture.) There are no large sections north of Virginia, Kentucky, Arkansas and Oklahoma where the corn crop ma tured and dried well enough to supply any large quantity of seed which can be planted with safety without ear testing. There is very little seed of the 1916 crop available. Asa result each section must depend largely upon its own 1917 crop for seed. Germina tion tests show that much of the sup posedly good seed put up last fall is not germinating well. In this crisis there is only one way to make sure of high germinating, adapted seed which will guarantee a good stand of vigor ous growing plants necessary for a high yield. This way is to ear-test the available supply in the locality, and it is the opinion of corn special ists of the department of agriculture that all local seed supplies should be tested before outside sources are re sorted to. Most Practical Tester. The obviously unfit ears can be eliminated by inspection, but many of those left, which to all appearances are well matured and fit for seed, will be shown by the tester to be weak or dead, while the remainder can be re lied upon to give good results when planted. There are many testers in use, but the most practical and eco nomical of them all is the “rag doll.” Bleached muslin is a satisfactory ma terial for making the doll. Cut into SUPPLYING HUMUS TO SOILS First and Best Method Is Addition of Stable Manure —Plant Green Crops to Turn Under. (Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) There are three general methods of supplying humus to the soil. The first and best is the addition of stable man ure. When properly managed it adds 'urge quantities of both plant food and humus. But manure is not always available. When such is the case, the best thing to do is to make it avail able. Raise more forage, keep more stock, and make more manure. But this takes time and capital, so that other means are sometimes necessary. When stable manure is not to be had, plant crops for the purpose of turning them under, thus adding large quanti ties of humus at comparatively litt> cost. Plowing under green crops is called green manuring. Under certain conditions this is an excellent practice. A third method of adding humus is to grow crops like clover and timothy. These crops are usually allowed to occupy the land for two years or more. During this time their roots thorough ly penetrate the soil. Old roots decay and new ones grow. When the sod is plowed up, more or less vegetable matter Is turned under. This, with the mass of roots in the soil, adds no small amount to the supply of humus. Another advantage from the cultiva tion of clovers and alfalfa is found in fact that they are deep-rooted plants, and when their roots decay they leave channels deep into the earth, thus aid ing In the absorption of rains and let ting in nir to sweeten the soil. Perennial grasses like timothy are par ticularly valuable as the numerous fine roots leave the soil in very fine tilth. INTEREST IN RAISING SQUABS Greatly Increased in Cities, but on Farms Tendency Seems to Be in Opposite Direction. Raising squabs has greatly increased in cities in recent years. On farms the tendency has been the other way. On a farm a flock of free pigeons, if not kept down by killing off the increase, soon becomes a nuisance, destroying grain and doing a great deal of dam age, especially on new-seeded ground. WASTED GRAIN FOR POULTRY One of Best Reasons for Raising Chickens Is That Fowls Consume Feed Otherwise Lost. The grain that is wasted in many bam lots and the scraps from some tables would raise a large flock of fowls, producers of eggs and meat. One of the best reasons for raising poultry Is that the fowls consume feed that otherwise would be wasted. Excellent Chicken Feed. Scraps of meat or leftover vegetables which cannot be utilized in any other way make excellent chicken feed. Relish Beets and Mangels. Beets and mangels are about So per cent, wati , nevertheless, fowl will eat large quantities with relish. Destroy Puny Chicks. Pnny and deformed chicks should be destroyed. A' lame chick Is more annoying than the proverbial lame chick. WAUSAU PILOT strips 16 inches wide and three to five feet long. By a line drawn down the center, and cross lines .every four inches, the doll is divided into sections, each of which is to be filled with a six to ten kernel sample from an ear to be tested. Select these ker nels from different parts of the ear. Number the ears to correspond with the number of the section in which the kernels are to be placed. Fold the outer edges of the tester toward the center so that they meet, roll the doll about a corn cob or other cylindrical object and tie. Soak the doll for a few hours, drain off the excess mois ture, and place it where it will not dr? out and will be subjected to a good growing temperature. At the end of about five days the tests should be ready for reading. (The accompany ing illustration shows a tester ready for reading.) Ears germinating 80 per cent or more should be saved for seed. This year it is well to retain all ears showing a germination of 60 per cent or over, keeping these poorer germinating ears separate. These may have to be used if the supply of seed germinating 80 per cent or bet ter is not sufficient. If used they should be planted thicker than the good seed. Farmer’s Bulletin 948 of the United States department of agriculture, en titled “The Rag Doll Seed Tester,” describes fully this method of testing seed corn. TO REPLACE FARM MACHINES Farmer Should Make Use of Improved Implements to Overcome Seri ‘ ous Labor Problem. f Prepared - by't he United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) Make every possible use of improved machinery and implements. It is, of course, poor farm management to in vest in too much or needless farm equipment, but it is always economy to purchase well selected implements and machines. The use of the largest and most improved farm machinery, always de sirable, is of special importance. Where large acreages are fanned the largest machinery is the most econom ical. Many of the latest machines em body improvements which will often justify their purchase where obtainable from the standpoint of economy even though the old outfit is still serviceable. Whee new machines are bought on large farms to replace others still capable of service, it is suggested that the owners afford an opportunity to other farmers who operate on a smaUnr jeale to purchase this replaced machinery at a reasonable price. This plan should benefit both parties. All worn-out machinery should be sold for junk at the first opportunity, first removing all bolts or other parts which might be useful in repairing other equipment. It is usually false economy to attempt to use a worn out machine, as the time wasted with breakages and other delays and the extra power required for its operation usually more than offset the saving effected by continuing It in use. SWINE NEED STRONG BONES Feet and Legs of Breeding Stoek Should Be Short, Straight, Strong and Wide Apart. (Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) The feet and legs of swine are very important in breeding stoek. They should be short, straight, strong, of medium size, and placed wide apart. If the pig stands up well on its toes and the dewelaws are an Inch clear of the ground we can be sure the bone is strong and that the pasterns a-e strong enough to carry the weight oi the animal when fattened. WAY TO OBTAIN AUTOMOBILE Farmer Who Puts His Brains to Work in Patrioth Endeavor in 1918 Will Be Rewarded. Milk more cows; feed more pigs; keep more chickens; let a bunch of sheep clean up the waste roughage; plow with a tractor; raise a pure bred colt every year. The farmer who uses brains in this program can buy a 1919 model automobile and not feel it Enough Feed Assured. A dry mash in the her-house, to which the hens have free access, is assurance that the hens will get enough feed. Asphalt Floors Favored. Asphalt .floors are much softer and warmer than cement floors and do not hald moisture and dampness so readily in winter or summer. Profitable Business. The business of raising early Urnhs for market Ls a profitable one. GREEN’S AUGUST FLOWER has been a household remedy all over the civilized world for more than hall a century for constipation, intestinal troubles, torpid liver and the generally depressed feeling that accompanies such disorders. It is a most valuable remedy for indigestion or nervous dys pepsia and liver trouble, bringing on headache, coming up of food, palpita tion of heart a. 1 many other symp toms. A few doses of August Flower will immediately relieve you. It is a gentle laxative. Ask your druggist Sold in all civilized countries.—Adv. THIN BOARDER HAS GOOD ONE Before Reading This, Just What Is the Difference Between an Elephant and a Microbe? “I’ve got one for you this morning,” *ald the thin boarder, tucking his pa per napkin under his chin, as he ap proached his moatless-wheatless break fast. “What’s the difference between an elephant and a microbe?” “Shoot it!” said the soldier on fur lough. “Shoot yourself,” replied the thin one. “A ton and a half,” suggested the coal clerk with a rose in his button hole. “Won’t do.” came from the conun drum propounder. “One’s found in his lair and the other in the air,” ventured the lady schoolteacher. “Guess again,” was skinnv’s dare. “One comes to you when you want it, and the other comes to you when you don’t,” said the bank clerk. “Awful!” was the emaciated one's rejoinder. “Well, dope it out,” came from the tired group. “One carries a trunk and the other the grip.”—Yonkers Statesman. Allen’s Foot-Ease for the Troops. Many -war zone hospitals have ordered Allen’s Foot - Ease, the antiseptic powder, for use among the troops. Shaken into the shoes and sprinkled in the foot-bath, Allen’s Foot-Ease gives rest and comfort, and makes walking a delight. Sold everywhere 25c. Try it today. Adv. Stay Out. “I wish I knew how to get on the right side of the stock market just once,” said the ambitious young finan cier. “My boy,” replied the grizzled vet eran, “there is only one right side to the stock market and it never changes.” “Which side is it?” “The outside." Birmingham Age- Herald. How’s This ? We offer SIOO.OO for any case of catarrh that cannot be cured by HALL’S CATARRH MEDICINE. HALL’S CATARRH MEDICINE is tak en internally and acts through the Blood on the Mucous Surfaces of the System. Sold by druggists for over forty years. Price 75c. Testimonials free. F. J. Cheney & Cos., Toledo, Ohio. Royal Wit Not Slow. Rich in sly humor was the reply of Henry IV of France, who one day reached Amiens after a prolonged jour ney. A local orator was deputed to harangue him. and commenced with a lengthy string of epithets: “Very great sovereigns, very good, very merciful, very magnanimous—” “Add ulso,” interrupted the weary monarch, “very tired.” A New Way to Shave Tender skins twice a day without irri tation by using Cuticura Soap the “Cuticura Way.” No slimy mug, germs, waste of time or money. For free sam ples address, “Cuticura, Dept. X, Bos ton.” At druggists and by mail. Soap 25, Ointment 25 and 50.—Adv. Government Control. Even the children are imbued with the idea of government control. Bet tie, while eating her evening meal, had her knife in her hand and putting it to her mouth, said: “I was at Rich ards’ yesterday and a girl was there eating with her knife.” “With a knowing look she contin ued: “I pretty near said to her, ‘You better look out, the government will get after you—that’s against the law.’ ” THE TRUTH ABOUT ECZEMA AND PILES Thousands and thousands of people, says Peterson, are learning every week that one 30 cent box of Peterson’s Ointment will abolish Eczema and banish piles, and the grateful letters I receive every day are worth more to me than money. I had Eczema for many years on my head and could not get anything to do it any good. I saw your ad and got one box and I owe you many thanks for the good it has done me. There isn’t a blotch on my head now, and I couldn’t help but thank Peterson, for the cure is great, Mrs. Mary Hill, 420 Third Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. I have had itching piles for 15 years and Peterson’s is the only ointment that re lieves me, besides the piles seem to have gone. A. B. Ruger, 1127 Washington Ave nue, Racine, Wis. Use Peterson’s Ointment for old sores, salt rheum and ail skin diseases. It ban ishes pimples and blackheads in less than 10 days and leaves the skin clean, clear and pleasant to look upon. Druggists guaran tee it. Adv. Fate of the Duck. Two women were gazing on Satur day at the whole display made by a poulterer in Smithfield—two ducks, blackened and dried by long hanging in cold storage. “If yer arsks me,” re marked one, pointing an accusing fin ger at one of the birds, “that feller’s been gassed.”—Westminster Gazette. 22 Million Families in the United States 4 CUPS OF WHEAT FLOUR TO THE POUND If each family used 4 cups of flour less per week, the saving would be 22 million pounds or 112,244 barrels every week. The greatest help housekeepers can give to win the war is to make this saving and it can be done by using this recipe in place of white flour bread. Barley or Oat Muffins 2 cups barley or oat flour 2 tablespoons sugar or corn syrup 3 teaspoons Royal Baking Powder % cup milk 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg 2 tablespoons melted shortening Silt dry ingredients; add melted shortening, com syrup, milk and well beaten egg; beat well and put In well greased muffin pans and bake about 25 to 30 minutes in bot oven. Oar new Red , White and Blue booklet , "Best War Time Recipescontaining many other recipes for making delicious and wholesome wheat saving foods, mailed free address ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., Dept.W., 135 William Street, New York FOOD WILL WIN THE WAR It Cost the Average Family Less Than 10c Per Week for Packer’s Profit in 1917. The Meat Bill is one of the large items in the family budget but less than 10 cents per week of it goes to the packer in profits. In converting live stock into meat and getting it into the hands of the retail dealer, the packer performs a complex and essential service with the maximum of efficiency. The above statement is based on Swift & Company’s 1917 figures and Federal Census data: Swift & Company’s total output (Meat and by-products) - 5,570,000,000 Pounds Swift & Company’s total Profit $34,650,000.00 Profit per pound - $.0062 U. S. Meat Consumption - - - - 170 pounds per person per year 170 pounds at $.0062 = $1.05 per person per year The average family 4Vi persons 54.72 per family per year 1918 year book of interesting and instructive facts sent on request. Address Swift & Company, Union Stock Yards, Chicago, Illinois ©Swift & Company U. S. A. Win the War by Preparing the Land Sowing the Seed and Producing Bigger Crops Work in Joint Effort the Soil of the United States and Canada CO-OPERATIVE FARMING IN MAN POWER NECESSARY TO WIN THE BATTLE FOR LIBERTY The Food Controllers of the United States and Canada are asking for greater food production. Scarcely 100,000,000 bushels of wheat are avail able to be sent to the allies overseas before the crop harvest. Upon the efforts of the United States and Canada rests the burden of supply. Every Available Tillable Aore Must Contribute; Every Available Farmer and Farm Hand Must Assist Western Canada has an enormou acreage to be seeded, but man power is short, and an appeal to the United States allies is for more men for seed ing operation. Canada’s Wheat Production Last Year was 225,000,000 Bushels; the Demand From Canada Alone for I9iß is 400,000,000 Bushels To secure this she must have assistance. She has the land but needs the men. The Government of the United States wants every man who can effectively help, to do farm work this year. It wants the land in the United States developed first of course; but it also wants to help Canada. When ever we find a man we can spare to Canada’s fields after ours are supplied, we want to direct him there. Apply to our Employment Service, and we will tell you where you can belt serve the combined interests. Western Canada’s help w?!’ be required not later than April sth. Wages to com petent help, $50.00 a month and up, board and lodging. Those who respond to this appeal will get a warm welcome, good wages, good board and 6r.d comfortable homes. They will get a rate of one cent a mile from Canadian boundary points to destination and return. For particulars as to routes and places where employment may be had apply to t U. S. EMPLOYMENT SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN; MADISON, WISCONSIN Heavy Editorial. Alexander H. Stephens, vice presi dent of the Southern Confederacy, who after the Civil war was repeated ly elected to congress from Georgia, was an exceedingly thin man. One day there fell under his observation a news paper item saying that he weighed 90 pounds. In reply to this he wrote a letter to the editor of the offending journal demanding an immediate re traction. “I will not be slandered in this manner,” he protested, “my weight is 94 pounds.” The former vice president was himse f an editor, with a habit of writing very long articles for his paper in Georgia, and the contem porary which had made the unwelcome statement regarding his weight refused to retract it for the reason, he said, that “Mi-. Stephens must have had one of his editorials in his pocket when he last tried the scales. This would account for the difference of four pounds between the two figures.” Do not be a derelict and drift aim lessly on the Ocean of Life. Plumb Pudding. “Charlie, dear,” said Mrs. Newlywed, “this is my first plum pudding.” “It looks rather nice,” said Charlie, dubiously. “Do you know, I was wondering while making it,” went on Mrs. N., “why we call it plum pudding when there isn’t a plum in it!” “I fancy, my dear,” said Charlie, hav ing eaten a little, “the word should be spelt ‘plumb,’ which you will find by the dictionary, means ‘a little mass or weight of lead !’ ” Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets are th® original little liver pills put up 40 years ago. They regulate liver and bowels. Ad. Suspicious Sound. The Girl —My father says there Is a movement on foot— The Youth (with visible alarm) —I think I had (letter go. Philadelphia is the greatest ship building center. In her yards 50 ships are building at one time.