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LA Calomel Users! Listen To Me! I Guarantee Do'dson's Liver Tone STour 'druggist gives back your money if it doesn't liven your liver and boweb and straighten you up without making you sick. r p mmm W VT7... S I II -U.r: r-y I II 1 1 Iff II II II w I 4 D l OWN upon a beautiful French city descended a foreign military force, capturing the place by storm, oc cupying it for eight days and then marching away, leaving the inhabi tants cheering, and waving friendly adieux. For the foreign force was the first party of American permis sionalres soldiers on leave and the city was Aix-les-Bains, the first American leave center in France. Ilere the French saw the Americans at play and vere satisfied. , "Alx-Ies-IJeans" the American boys pronounce it, at the imminent risk of the name being short ened to "The Beans." Aix a jewel, clear-cut, with brilliants facets set in a frame of gorgeous moonlight and of wonderful opaline sunsets and sunrises. This Is the beauty spot to which are sent the boys in olive-drab, wearied by months in trench mud, under bursting shells. And this is the story of the first permissionalres to arrive In Aix the American soldiers Blighty. On a certain bright Saturday a cosmopolitan crowd gathered at the railroad station all in a high state of anticipation. One could easily pick out the persons of prominence, the mayor, the doctors, lawyers and others v of small but as sured Incomes. And it might be noticed that the older women kept watchful eyes on the jeunne tllles who, tense with expectancy, gazed up the iron road along which the first permissionalres were to come. For who could tell what romance might not be on the way, romance excusing the fluttering of eyelids and the extra nicety of dress? As a special effort to make the incoming Amer icans feel right at home, the crowd featured a negro band and the local baseball nine, composed of small boys in scarlet jerseys and linen trous ers, with legs bare as only a French boy ever dares wear them. The lads had small American flap-? tied around their arms, and their teeth were rattling with the cold, for the smw lay on the mountain sides and a refrigerated wind blew down from there. In the crowds also were American officers and visitors, Y. M. C. A. secretaries, canteen workers and uncatalogued spectators. Before the Ameri cans arrived a dozen British aviators on their way to Italy changed trains and, seeing the throng, asked the reason. On being Informed, they exclaimed with heartfelt approval : "Wish we were American peribtsslonaires !" And well they might, for leautiful Aix, which In the happy days before 191 had attracted the discriminating visitors of all nations, was in more than gala dress this day, painting the lily, while military and civil representatives had assembled there to give welcome to the boys who had come from the west shores of the Atlantic to fight shoulder to shoulder with the French. These are the, early arrivals of the American expeditionary force which landed in France last summer regulars and volunteers. They had come from the trenches with scarcely an hour to pre pare. They wore their trench helmets, their packs were on their backs, their clothes and boots cov ered with mud, their faces grimy, their hair dis ordered. Their train was two hours late, but the crowd has been waiting .that time and the cold winds have not chilled the enthusiasm which greeted the appearance of the Yankees. "It certainly did make an impression," said one old regular of this reception. "We didn't know what kind of a place it was and some of us were sore because we couldn't go to Paris, while half of us didn't have the. money to see It through, or the right outfit. But I guess Uncle Sam had an idea It would be just as well to let the French people know the American troops weren't kept In bandboxes and tissue paper, but were In the fight." There was no doubt In the minds of those wh watched the boys getting out of the cars that they had been at the' front. They were hungry and tired, having been 30 hours on the way, with only one stop-over, where the fted Cross unit had breakfast ready for them. But they were too ac customed to discipline to resist speech-making and hospitality, so they listened patiently to the provost marshal's friendly admonitions to shun wine and women. No ban was placed on song. Then on with the welcome! The negro ,band erupted into jazz and raggy noifes, taking the Americans back home in spirit nt least, following which a French orchestra swung gracefully into the strains of n "Suite de Massenete," and the permissionalres were es corted to their temporary homes. They were led through streets flanked by flag-draped balconies, from which pretty girls cried with familiar greeting1 Sam!" And that Is how the first American permis slonarles came tothe A. E. F.'s Blighty, with a blare of trumpets, a waving or 'nags,, cheers. Similes, sparkling eyes and welcoming speech. Be fore them lay eight days of clean, delightful' recreation amid beautiful scenes and probably best of all unlimited baths. "We've fed on mud," said one happy permis sionalre. "The rats come and sit on the edges of our straw and give , use morning' salute. We haven't had a real wash for -so long that we've almost forgotten how It feels to have that sense of self-respect that comes with the morning tub." Air, with Its famous waters, baths and casinos, needs no Introduction to many men In the Amer ican expeditionary force. In the days before the Avar It attracted thousands of ; Americana each season, among them the late J. Pierpont .Mor- - - SflX? M Gertrude LVivdv. gan, wJio spent his birthday, April 17, there year after year. Pictures and descriptions of Aix have been printed often enough for those who never have been there, but the picture which lives in the memory of the first party of American permis sionalres Is more vivid and alluring than any other. If you take a collection of clean, bright, well-built villas, with broad sidewalks and as phalted streets, sweh as are constructed in pros perous American mountain and lake resorts, deck them with charming French or Italian gar dens, place them on the slopes of hills and the edge of an emerald lake, frame the" picture in ranges of snow-capped mountains, through which run zig-zag roads, and you lyive an idea of the vista awaiting the Amegcan 4oys. Several - of the Americans were housed in the Hotel Lamartine, on the edge of the Lamartine woods, where the celebrated author wrote "Raphael." Tire' philosophic. Intellectual fighter will be sure to find on the outskirts of Chanbery, a suburb of Aix-fe5-Bains, "Les Charmettes." that delightfully located home where Jean Jacques Ilousseau lived a romance with Madame Warens, received' royalty as his friends and wrote books. The permissionalre cannot escape history in Aix, for he passes a crumbling Roman arch when he takes his way" to the great bath establishment, in which special rates had been made for his plunge and shower. If he does not seek to elude but to study the past, our soldier may find plenty of Roman relics In the museums. There also are relies of ani era when n mountain top pled over, burying 10 hamlets dffd partly filling Lake Bourget, from whose depths the treasures have been retrieved. He can row across the litke to Ilauteeonibe ab bey, which stands on the sole bit of ground In this province still controlled by Italy. It con tains 200 marble statues and the mausoleums of the dukes of Savoy. He will see where Han nibal, 200 B. C. started his passage of the . Alps. He will walk where walked Charlemagne, Henry of Navarre, the khedives of Egypt, Elizabeth of Aus tria, Marie Pla of Portugal, kings of Great Brit ain, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Spain and the kings of high finance. So much for the historic and scenic features. The permissionalre, however, may be seeking less classic relaxation on his leave, and it is in abun dance in Aix. Leave does not mean license to him, and among the many good things that may be said to his credit loyalty, amiability, good looks let us not .forget to give him a good mark for this, and we have it on the word of the in habitants of Aix. ' , Temptation may follow close, and not always can the boy 3,000 miles from home resist, but to his eternal glory be it said that he does not seek It. Also to the credit of Aix. and the department of Savoy be it added that all possible precau tions are taken to safeguard him. A few gam bling houses there will always be, a few women will follow an army anywhere ; there will, in a word,' be lawbreakers ready to. lure him and, in spite of -warnings, there were grocers who sur reptitiously sold bottles of liquor not much, be cause the customer, rendered loquacious, con fessed the place of sale and the vendors were haled to the bar of justice. It Is not the Intention of trying 'to represent the permissionalres as Sunday school boys. Bnt they are alive with health, quickened by the sense of liberty, and' the paths of this lead nat urally to sane recreation. Few of them cured to seek entertainment In' dreary gambling places or Illicit resorts when they could enjoy the bean tles of nature and the wealth of healthy enter tainment made available. , The boys did not have to, be herded into the straight and, narror path, either.' A few second lieutenants were sent with the men, but the offi cers showed discretion by not being obtrusive. The military police were equally wise. The Yan kee was on his honor and responded nobly. By request of the mili tary authorities, the Y. M. C. A. has had charge of the entertainment of the men, this, it was un derstood tacitly, not to interfere with trie men's own ideas on the sub ject. To further this program, the Y. M. C. A. had leased the beau tiful Casino, a veritable kouse of recreation. Its spacious roof covering a theater, a motion-picture hall, reading, writing, lecture and vesper rooms, with a canteen where little articles can be bought at low prices. All entertainments excepting the theater are free, and for a franc a soldier may reserve a theater seat in the orchestra, which Is j-eserved for the military. The first night of his arrival the American permissionalre is admitted free, to the theater and the canteen privileges. When the American staff selected Aix as the leave center this year, the Y. M. C. A. officials went to the resort and by vigorous work In duced tfce proprietors of five of the largest hotels to open their places in preparation for the Amer ican soldiers' arrival, despite the protests that It was not the season and that they might suffer financial loss. One prodigal son among the first permission airs voiced a sentiment which had supporters among those tired, car-cramped boys, to the ef fect that he did not intend to be led around by the hand while on leave. Before he left this pro testor paid a handsome tribute to the Y. M. C. A.'s arrangements. The truth is, that before many hours had passed -the permissionalres had, meta phorically speaking, come and put their hands to be taken, willing to be led anywhere it was deemed best. This development showed not only apprecia tion but practical sense, for all the arrangements had been made by the association and whatever k. there was to be done in th way of entertain ment couirTlTe done with less trouble and expense by taking advantage of the preliminary Y. M. CL A. program. Every ptensant morning squads of bicyclers start out. Automobiles are requisitioned to make visits to Chanbery and Challes-les-Eaux, the aux iliary leave centers. Boating on Lake Bourget attracts many.. The negro band plays twice a week in the public square, and. In company with the happy villagers, resembling those in musical comedy, who always are ready to drop work and assist ut the dramatic moments, the soldiers sits arid suns himself, listening to his favorite melo dies. After dartc, in addition to the program mentioned, he gives some of his own, wonderful stunt nights, costume balls and amateur the atricals. Then there are diversions which never could be pu1? on any set program, because they are spontaneous, springing from the generosity of big hearts. Listen to bits of conversation in the Ca sino and you will get a sample. A smiling lad In olive drab is telling what he had been doing. "I've been having the time of my life," he ex plained.. "Three of us fellows went down Into the village and we bought up a little shop of candy and truck and took it up to the schoolhouse. Wish you could have seen those kids when we dis tributed the stuff. You'd have thought we were giving them something. And you ought to hear 'em sing!" One hears stories" of dugouts, of communicating trenches, of lonely outposts, of sallies Into No Man's Land, but most of all one heard among the first permissionalres violent references to That Hill which faces the sector Into which they first were sesfc. And their promise was, "We are going to get it If It takes every one of us." Soft beds, baths, meals one ordered personally, theaters, concerts, rides, climbs, a general relaxa tion of the mental and ph3-slcal strain so went the glorious eight days of the first American per missionalries. Then came the day to leave, and the words of appreciation were voiced by the men whose business , Is fighting. '- . "We came here with a grouch because wv thought we ought to have been allowed to go to Paris," said an old regular. "It's been the great est experience we ever had not a dull moment Yon treated us like home folks. We've lived like kings. This Is the most beautiful place God ever made, I guess." "Has It been a good time?" echoed a younger permissionalre," one whose years betray that he has not been long from the. parental roof. "Too darn good ! It's just like leaving home again !" There are other speeches of farewell delivered tn subdued tone. . "You're sure that you're engaged? If yon find yon ain't, will you let me know?" A shrill whistle put an end to the farewells. A shavetail shouted "All aboard!" which was bet ter understood. The men crowded into the cars, and waved furiously from the windows to the hospitable townspeople aslhe train whirled away carrying them back, back to fight with renewed strength after a week In America's Blighty. INTERESTING BITS Women teachers In the Pittsburgh public schools are to receive a $1CQ war bonus. :.J," , v ;: sM ?'r:r-, When lack-of funds prevented .the erection of a new hospital at Palm reach.. four women started Jh J and raised nearly $20.CC3'in a few days.' . The department of agriculture and technical Instruction for Ireland la tztt to have rpent abect C -32,003 to !r-,t r t 13 r- frs t. r It Is estimated that Australia has cows enough to give each man, , wom an and child in the Island continent three each, while Argentina can do even better. I There are five cattle to each inhabitant In the big South American republic 5 ; v Rev. Antoinette Crown ElackweU, the first wocin preacher In America end a pioneer, cf the equal suffrage movement, ? recently celebrated her tlrsty-thlrd tlrthiay at her hcae la' Rich Fishina Ground. 'What are termed the reef waters along the north and northeast of Hon duras form one of the rich fishing grounds of the world. The region be gins about ICQ miles ast of.Ccib and extends around some distance couth of Cape Graclas A6ios This Is all more or less shallow , water, forming one great coral reef with sTi:cAerf small keys extending rc fiove tie srr fice cf ti trttcr ad f ;mlg sx3 t!anii It b ea IZzzl Cra cJ Take Time to Do Good. It Is Indeed wise to take a keen In terest In one's llf ework and to make every minute count, but we should not permit this attention to duty to cut us off from the great world around us. A time will come when our work shall cease. and we sall lave behind us only memories. WhUa we hxrB time let us put ourtefots la the back ground occasionally, rcca crt a tzz tscd t? rsssecra trttra. xro F rrr ceeds it and xpeed Cir t rrrrca erszrS trie a trcrd cf trr ci Cr; HOW TO HANDLE STRAWBERRY s . . Study in Ozark Region Shows That Much Loss In Transportation Can Be Prevented. (Prepared by the United Stat Depart ment of Agriculture.) Strawberry growers can , prevent much of the losses of their crop due to careless handling and improper trans portation by following the recommen dations made by specialists of tho United States department of agricul ture, who conducted an Investigation In northwestern Arkansas and south western Missouri to determine the best methods of handling strawberries from the producer to tho consumer. The studies were limited to the strawberries grown In the Ozark re gion, but the results obtained are ap plicable to all strawberry-producing regions, the report of the study says. The work, conducted in the season of 1917, was made possible through the assistance and co-operation of railway i ' 4 1TVFT1- Iff Carefully Handled, Sound Berries Bring Best Market Prices. lines operating in the territory cov ered and of the leading strawberry- shipping organizations. The following summary is given la the report: 1. Careful pieking and handling of strawberries to prevent bruising and mechanical injuries Is of fundamental imiKirtance. Prompt and thorough cooling is necessary to reduce losses from decay In transit.' 2. The use of salt Immediately after loading and again at the first relcing, about twelve hours later. Is desirable In order to hasten the rate of cooling when cars can be had which are equip ped with false floors, basket bunkers and solid insulated bulkheads. About two and one-half per cent of the Ice capacity of the bunkers at the first ap plication and one per cent at the sec ond is advised unless the temperature of the fruit when loaded is lower than CO degrees Fahrenheit, In which case less salt should be used. ' 3. Loading crates higher than four layers In the car Is to be avoided as far as possible in cars of standard length. Extra space in the center of the car can be eliminated by bracing with wedges instead of using long bracing strips. INSECT ENEMY OF CURRANTS Common Worm Can Be Controlled by Spraying With Some Poison Two Other Pests. The chief insect enemy the currant has Is the common currant worm. This can be controlled ky spra3ing with some poison, either parts preen at the rate of five ounces to 50 gallons of wa ter, and one pound of lime, or arsenate of lead, two pounds to 50 gallons. This should be applied when the currants are beginning to form, and If neces sary repeated In two weeks. There is also a green plant louse which attacks the currant foliage and frequently causes considerable dam age by sucking the sap. The only way this can be controlled Is by the ap plication of Black Leaf 40, before the lice cause the leaves to curl. After the leaves curl, there Is very little that can be done to check this pest. It usually disappears about midsum mer, as at that time it goes to an other plant. Occasionally the currant Is attacked by the San Jose scale, or more fre quently by the European plant scale. Either of these scales can be controll ed by the regular, application of lime-sulphur before the buds start In the spring. The regular commer cial lime-sulphur testing 32 de grees Beaume should be diluted at the rate, of one gallon to eight ounces of water. WEEDS IN STRAWBERRY BEDS Clean Patch in Fall Helps to Guaran tee Good Crop Next Year Keep Out Plantain. See that the strawberry patch Is free from perennial weeds like plant ain and dock. If such weeds are not destroyed this fall they will make a growth next spring before It Is pos sible to destroy them by tillage. A clean patch in the fall helps to guar antee a good crop the following year. Spraying Is Important It is important that every orchard be carefully prayed and cared for this season in order that it can produce crop of good fruit. Large Trees Undesirable. Large peach trees are most dlfflctslt ta transplant successful. It is cheap er fed better to set new trees. Hard Cnemy to Fisht. Fire blight oo the apple and pear trm ts & rcry c:Ccc!2 enemy t? Ugh! Calomel makes you sick. It's horrible ! Take a dose of the dangerous drug tonight and tomorrow you may Iosett day's work. Calomel Is mercury or quicksilver which causes necrosis of tho bones. Calomel, when It comes Into contact with sour bile, crashes into it, breaking It up. This Is when you feel that awful nausea and cramping. If you are slug gish and "all knocked out," if your liver is torpid and bowels constipated or you have headache, dizziness, coat ed tongue. If breath is bad or stomach sour. Just try a spoonful of harmless Dod son's Liver Tone tonight. "Here's my guarantee Go to any drug store and get a bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone for a few cents. Take a 1 i m spoonful and If It doesn't Ktrnlghtcn you right up and make you feel iln and vigorous I want you to go back t the store end gut your money. Pod son's Liver Tono Is destroying the fale of calomel becnuMt? it Im real liver medicine; entirely vegetable, therefore it cannot salivate or make you Ic'k. I guarantee that one spoonful of Podson's Liver Tono will put your lugglh liver to work and derm your bowels of that Four Mh and consti pated waste whleh I.h clogging ymir system and making you feel mi..orulIe. I guarantee that a bottle of Pdd-cn'H Liver Tone will keep your entire fam ily feeling fine for inoiitln. Che It to yotlr children. It is harmless; doesn't gripe and they like IU pleasant tahte. UTIdq CJJsillsupBsi FJJfDSi A mosquito cannot communicate malaria unless it ia infected with malaria. Tho bito of a malaria mosquito will transmit malarial parasites to tho blood of a person and these malarial parasites which feed on the blood should bo destroyed before they have time to increase in numbers. Malarial Fever is sometimes called Chills and Fever, Bilious Fever and Swamp Fever. possesses the power to entirely neutralize tho mala rial poison. The Quinine in GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC kills the germ and the Iron enriches tho blood. You can soon feel the Strengthening, Invigorat ing effect of GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC. It is an exceptionally good general strengthening tonic for the Child, for the Mother and all the Family. Pleasant to take. Price 60c Pcrfcsiiy Harmicoom Contains Afo Huiz-lfamlca or ciher Poisonous Drugs GSjroxre'o cBiilH Tonic Ys$M&$& ' You can now get Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic in Tablet form as well as in Syrup, the kind you have always bought. The Tablets are intended for those who prefer to swallow a tablet rather than a syrup, and as a convenience for those who trave l. The tablets are called "GROVE'S chill TONIC TABLETS" and contain exactly the same medicinal properties and produce ex actly the same results as Grove's Tasteless chili Tonic which is put up in bottles. The price of either is GOc. Fresh Beef Travel on a Rapid Schedule Fresh beef for domestic mar kets goes from stockyards to retail stores within a period of about two weeks. Although chilled, this meat is not frozen; hence it cannot be stored for a rise in price. A steer is dressed usually within twenty-four hours after purchase by the packer. The beef is held in a cooler at the packing house, at a temperature a little above freezing, for about three days. It is then loaded into a refrig erator car where a similar tem perature is maintained, and is in transit to market on an aver age of about six days. Upon arrival at the branch distributing house, it is unloaded into a "cooler", and placed on sale. Swift fic'Company requires all beef to be sold during the week of arrival, and the average of sales is within five days. Any delay along tho above journey mean3 deterioration in the meat and loss to the packer. Swift & Company, U. S. A. : t il! ipmilin'li ''