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MONTHS OID BABY Mrs. Hawkins Was So Weak Couldn't Move in Her Bed Without Help. V LB SUFFERED TORTURE 1 Well and Strong Again After TakinQ Tanlac and Weighs More Than She Has in Over Eighteen Years. "I was down in bed and couldn't raise my head or move without help and now I'm able to do all my house work, even to my cooking and garden work and I weigh more than I have in eighteen years and have been taking Tanlac only about four weeks," said Mrs. Dollie Hawkins, 4906 Second ave nue, South, Birmingham, Ala., recent I iy. "For years,'* continued Mrs. Haw kins, "I suffered with rheumatism and acute indigestion. The rheumatism got me down in bed and had me bound so hard and fast somebody had to move me about and the pain was ter rible. I couldn't lift my six-months-old baby, and had to hire someone to wait on me and do my work. I was so nervous the least little thing dropping on the floor would startle me and ray I heart would almost stop beating. I couldn't eat any solid rood at all and was in such run-down condition my baby fell off until it was Just a little skeleton and fretted and cried all the time. No kind of medicine did me any good and I was getting worse all the | If ever a medicine did wonders, I Tanlac did it for me and my little hw by. I felt better in just a few days after I began taking it. I have taken three bottles and I am not nervous in time. ♦ . the lea ; st now and my sleep is fine and rests me. The awful rheumatic pains nnd misery is all gone. I can eat any-1 . thing I want and my food not only gives me nourishment but my baby is as fat as a little pig and sits for hours at a time on a pallet and plays with out a whimper. Tanlac has made a well woman of me and a fat, healthy baby out of my little sickly one, and Tm just so thankful for what Tanlac has done for us I want everybody to | know »bout this great medicine. There is a Tanlac dealer in your I • I town. Adv. Feminine Candor. Husband—That skirt would shock a modiste ! Wife—It is bit SAVE A DOCTOR'S BILL by keeping Mississippi Diarrhea Cor dial handy for all stomach complaints. • Price 25c and 50c.—Adv. The Profiteer. Harold McCormicly of Chicago, who . has outfitted' the whole Yarrowdale ■crew at his own expense, is a very rich man and a very generous man, but he does not like to be "done." Mr. McCormick, on one of his visits to Florida, neglected to stipulate his hotel rate in advance. The hotel man .took advantage of this oversight, and the bill he presented was exorbitant Mr. McCormick, however, paid with out a murmur. Then lie said, as he folded the receipt in his wallet: "By the way, have you got any two cent stamps?" "Yes, sir," said the hotel man. "How many would you like to have?" , "Er I ly, "how much are they apiece?" ' . I said Mr. McCormick, mild ■ Dr- Charles W. Eliot, who recentl> celebrated his eighty-third birthday in Cambridge, has always had a short way with bores. In a hotel one day a bore tackled Doctor Eliot and talked straight ahead for ten minutes about classical litera ture, the best hundred books, ten-foot shelves, and so forth. I tell j ou, Doctor Eliot Interrupted warmly I tell you, man. there are no | mussels to compare with the abilons mussels you get in 'Frisco." No doubt," said the bore, "but what has that got to do with what I was I talking about?" Doctor Eliot yawned. I "What were you talking about?" he J aald. • Short With the Bores. ii 1 ft A Wise Move is to change from coffee to POSTUM before the harm is done, "There's a Reason** \ . IUY BY CUTWORM Prompt Action Necessary to Con trol Harmful Insect. , PLANTS CUT OFF AT SURFACE / Where Pests Are Faund to Be Numer ous Poisoned Bait Is Recommend ed—Distribute Over infected Fields in Lumps. (From the United States Department of Agriculture.) Numerous complaints of the ravages of cutworms, especially in relation to corn, are received each season by the department. Prompt action is neces sary for controlling cutworms after their presence becomes noticeable in the spring, which is usually about the time the corn begins to sprout. Be cause of the fact that the delay neces sary between the time the worms make their appearance and the time a re ply can be received from the depart ment is often disastrous to the crop, the importance of recognizing these Insects and knowing how to control them is evident. in I sprout and continuing until late June I or ear ^ July, by which time the worms are ful1 S rown - Feeding takes place at nl e ht - the worms resting dur lng the dfl y beneath debris in the soil a * a dep tk of from one-half to one inch below the surface, and since they | closely resemble the color of the soil In most cases, the cause of the Injury I is often no * apparent. However, if the so11 surrounding the cut-off plant be ex araine d carefully, the culprit will <l uite ,ik ely be found curled up in the soil as illustrated (Fig. c). Cutworm injury almost invariably occurs in the spring, the plants usually being cut off at the surface, or a lit tle below the surface, of the ground, beginning as soon as the first plants Life History. The various cutworms are known under a number of popular names, such as the glassy cutworm, greasy cutworm, variegated cutworm, clay backed cutworm, etc., but the in Juries caused by them are very sim liar and their habits in general are also much the same. The parents of cutworms are grayish or brownish moths or "millers, | occur at lights during summer » * which commonly eve nings. Each moth may lay from 200 I to 500 eggs, either in masses or singly, in fields covered with dense vegeta tion, and hence are to be found more I often in cultivated fields which have been in grass or weeds the pre ceding fall. The eggs hatch in the a e c r \ Vit g. d ' | Variegated Cutworm (Peridroma Mar garitosa): a, Moth; b, Normal Form of Caterpillar, Side View; c, Same in Curved Position; d, Dark Form, View of Back; e, Greatly Enlarged Egg, Seen From Side; f, Egg Mass on Twig. (From Howard.) fall, a few weeks after they are laid, usually during September, and the young cutworms, after feeding on grass and other vegetation until cold I weather, pass the winter as partly grown caterpillars. If such infested fie ids are left to grass, no noticeable Injury is likely to occur, but when it i s broken up and planted to com or other wide-root crops, the worms be j n g suddenly placed on "short rations, wreak havoc with the newly planted crops, the nearly full-grown worms feeding greedily and consuming an | enormous amount of food, I Lowing spring, especially such land as has Iald in ë^ asa * or & considerable I time and ls llkel y to contain cutworms, J should be plowed in midsummer or early fall about the time the eggs are • laid, or better, before the eggs are laid, for then vegetation which is suitable for the moths to lay their eggs upon is removed. The earlier the preceding year grasslands to be planted to com are plowed, the less will be the proba bility that the cutworm moths will have laid their eggs thereon, and the less, consequently, will be the danger of injury by cutworms the following Control. Land to be planted to com the fol year. Last fall and winter plowing of grasslands, although not as effective as early plowing, will destroy many of the hibernating cutworms, as well as such other important''corn pests as white grubs, and should be practiced when earlier plowing is impracticable. Pasturing hogs upon land supposed to harbor cutworms is a beneficial practice, as these animals root up and and devour insects of many kinds, including cutworms, In large numbers. Farm poultry, if trained to follow the plow, will prove of inestimable value. Use of Poisoned Bait When cutworms are found to be abundant on corn land, the use of the poisoned bait is recommended. This may be prepared as follows; Mix 50 pounds of wheat bran, two pounds of paris green, and six finely chopped cr Develop Bermuda Grass. A government crop specialist has de veloped a very large variety of Ber muda grass which is to be widely dis tributed In the South. It will be culti vated as hay and used as a binder for levees. High Fertilizing Value. Soy bean meal, like cottonseed meal, has a high fertilizing value. Feeding the meal to stock and applying the manure to the soil Is the most econom ical way to use it. anges or lemons. Then bring the whole mixture to the consistency of a stiff dongh by the addition of a cheap molasses, such as is used In cattle rations, adding water when necessary. Distribute this bait over the Infected field in small lumps, tak ing care to sprinkle it sparingly around each hill. In case bran cannot be read ily obtained, middlings or alfalfa meal may be successfully substituted. In fields known to be infested, the dis tribution of this bait should be start ed as soon as the corn begins to ap pear above ground so that the* cut worms may be eliminated as quickly as possible and the injured hills promptly replanted. During the warm er spring months cutworms do most of their feeding at night and burrow into the soil to the depth of an inch or two during the day, so that the bait will usually be more effective if ap plied during the late afternoon or early evening hours. Frequently cutworms migrate to cul tivated fields from adjoining grass land, and in such cases the crops can be protected by running a narrow band of the poisoned bait around the edge of the field or along the side nearest the source of Infestation. Con of to the after in the Be re the dur soil one soil the ex in FARMER'S CALENDAR £ 1. Keep an eye on the horses' g shoulders; a bad fitting collar or badly adjusted hames may cause trouble that will last for weeks. 2. Look over the cotton plant ing seed and see to It that they are sound and dry. 3. Spend a day in the crib j* selecting the best seed corn - available, unless this work was done in the field last fall, as it should have been. 4. A top-dressing of 75 to 100 pounds per acre of nitrate ^ of soda or sulphate of ammonia <i on the oats and wheat will pay if these crops appear to be mak ing Insufficient stem and leaf growth. 5. Pulverize the clods right behind the breaking plow, never giving them a chance to bake and get hard. 6. Keep the garden in apple pie order and thus save grocery bills.—Progressive Farmer. lit in of PREVENTS MANY MILK ODORS Avoid Feeds Having High Flavor, Such as Cabbage, Onions and Bitter Weed, Says Clemson. (Clemson College Bulletin.) Several fanners have made com plaint to the division of animal hus bandry and dairying of Clemson col lege that the milk from their cows have a peculiar smell and will not churn. Just what is the cause of the trouble cannot be given, but the fol lowing have been found to be the usual conditions when the complaint is made : The cow is getting' nothing but dry feed, she has been milking several months, and there has been a sudden change in the temperature. The treatment for all such cases is to give the cow some green food or potatoes or turnips. If she is con stipated give her one pound of ep som salts. Then raise the temperature of churning. Difficult churning is due to trying to churn whole milk ' or very thin cream at too low a temperature; hav ing the churn too full and churning at too slow speed. Butter should come in not less than 25 minutes. The ordinary feed of the cow will not af fect the flavor of the milk. Feed hav ing a high flavor as cabbage, onions and bitter weed will give a bad flavor. and bitter weed will give a bad flavor. it YOUNG STOCK IS NEGLECTED One Extra Pig May Well Pay for Lit tle Attention Given to the Sow at Farrowing Time. Probably there is no neglect on the farm which costs more than the neg lect of the young pigs, calves, colts, and lambs, and their*, mothers. A male and female must be fed and cared for during a certain period of time for every young produced. It, therefore, costs, and costs more than often suspected, to produce the young farm animals. It is consequently worse than folly to neglect the moth ers at the time the young are born. One extra pig saved may well pay for some attention to the sow at farrow ing. It is gross error, the popular belief that the sow which farrows in the woods produces the most pigs. On an average she produces less pigs, be cause «he loses more at and shortly af ter they are born. Moreover, more animals die the first week after birth than in any other equal period. It will pay to give the young and their mothers extra care. — Progressive Farmer. PEA PATCH FOR FAMILY USE Two or Three Successive Plantings Should Be Made to Supply Table During, Summer. In addition to the cowpeas for hay, soil fertility, for seed, etc., a pea patch should be planted for the family table. Perhaps it would be best to say "pea patches," rather than "a patch," as two or three successive plantings had best be made to supply the table dur ing the entire summer. If plantings are made from time to time table peas may be had from June till October in most localities of the Southwest, pro vided, of course, the season is favor able. Fresh Feed for Hogs. A hog will thrive much better If he comes to fresh feed every time rather than to that he has mussed over be fore. Soil Fertility Essential. The first essential of soll fertidty, either for orchards or general farm ing. is drainage. Most Profitable Chicks. Early-hatched chickens are by far the most profitable in every way. a a THE COLONIAL TWO This Type Becoming Popular in Small Cities and Towns * All Over the Country. HELP TO COMMUNITY LOOKS Double House Described Here Gives Complete Privacy to Each Family and There's Plenty of Room Space in Both Sides. Mr. William A. Radford will ans we i questions and give advice FREE OF COST on all subjects pertaining to the subject of building, for the readers of this paper. On account of his wide experience as Editor, Author and Manufacturer, he is, without doubt, the highest authority on all these subjects. AddresB all inquiries to William A. Radford. No. 1827 Prairie avenue. Chicago, 111., and only enclose two-cent stamp for reply. By WILLIAM A. RADFORD. When the growth of towns and small cities is discussed with reference to building activity, sooner or later the multi-family house will be meutioned. It is natural to associate the flat or apartment building with a thickly-set tled community, the type being, at first thought, one of necessity rather than preference. It cannot be doubted, how ever, that there are conveniences in apartment life which appeal to many people. An example of the eagerness with which apartment rentals are tak en up is found in a recent occurrence in a city of about 00,000 population in northern Illinois. This city, despite its size, has very few apartment build ings. Last year one of the real es tate firms announced its intention to build a modern 12-apartment building on a very well located piece of land, nine blocks from the center of the main business district. Rentals varied from $45 to $65 per month. Before a shovel of dirt had been turned the firm had signed leases for every inch of space in the building. Many cities considerably smaller than this one have numerous apart ment buildings which have proved to be satisfactory investments to their owners. These buildings are expensive to build and their construction is sel dom attempted unless the investor is safe in assuming that the demand for them exists. For this reason, the apart hus col not the fol is but is or ep af MM : '/'■ '■ ' ill 'sf; Xj :->x » r ■' MÉmÎiuM —Il KlTCltDI iMÉ (Mfltll Chamber 10-6'X KWf Kucnrn ^ jlWXtfG', 3=0.05/ 0Y-I:C i In t" , "A Til M. ; I_ vOc Porch X. Poeoi^J Cn ^ 6 5 IO-6A9<f S / (0-(fX0(T 5 >0 CXSH£ - !fl6 : 6'XI30'|! Iff 6TX I5<f .il. ä iota M. LIVIA5 coon rkhal 20CÉX 13=0' -fftfrW/ pic hall dying pooh 2Q'(fl lltf Paecu I Floor Plan. ment building is a product of thickly settled communities. The flat building precedes the apart ment with respect to the growth of the municipality for the reason that it is cheaper to maintain. In the flat build ing the renter provides his own heat, while in the apartment, janitor service is provided by the owner. This, of course, increases the rent which must be asked for the apartments. Some people, living in small cities or towns, do not care for the conventional flat building in which each floor is occu pied by a separate family. For this reason, there is nearly always a de mand for two-family houses in which both ' families occupy ground floor space, or in which the two-story build ing is divided after the manner of the duplex apartment, each family having space on two floors. It would seem logical to suppose that a building of this kind would be popu lar in almost any small city or town, even in rather small towns, in case there is auy demand for hâtses to rent. This type of double house may be -made very artistic, as the example which we will presently describe will show. There is an Independence in the two paîta of such a building which compares w.ry favorably with private houses built on the average lots of growing communities. A few of these houses in a well-kept town are impres sive and give the appearance of pro gressiveness which is always noticed by strangers, especially those who have in mind the Investment of their capital in Industrial or other business projects. Perhaps the greatest value of this type of double house In the small town is found when two branches of a fam ily occupy the opposite sides. By shar ing In th'j expense of construction, each fam/ty obtains a home which is considerably better from every stand point ttan either could build alone for the same amount. This type of house of necessity requires a wide lot, which makes its use more or less lim ited In cities where land values are high. On the other hand, the wide lot, when it can be obtained for a rea soaable amount. Is one of the real vir tues of the home. It offers the pos sibility of utilizing nature's decora tions, and, that is more important at this time, it gives the residents an op» portunity to grow at least a part of the vegetables required for their tables. The accompanying perspective view and floor plan is sufficient to adequate ly establish the beauty and convenience which may be obtained in this double house type. The basic virtue is found in the arrangement of the house as a whole. The floor plan shows that a' U-shape is followed in the general lay -out. By this means the two parts of the house are sufficiently separated to provide for privacy and lack of disturb ing transmission of sound from one part to the other of the house. This arrangement also facilitates the ven tilation of bedrooms which face on the court. The beauty of the exterior is plainly evident. Walls are finished with shin gles having a wide exposure to the weather. The roof design is distlnc tive, following somewhat after the lines of the English thatched effect. This roof could be made even more effec tive by the use of the Americanized tlmtch-effect roof construction now be ing introduced by leading manufactur ers of stained wood shingles and com position shingles. The colonial influ ence is found in the design of windows and in the shutters. An effective meth i od of finishing this house would be to I stain the walls pure white and paint | There are several features of the I interior of this design which should be noticed. The arrangement is sym metrical about the center line of the house. There is a large living room, dinlng room and kitchen with pantry along the outer part of each side of the house, from front to back. Two bedrooms and a screened porch form the Inner part of each side of the house, facing the center court. The front porch is built under the main roof of the house and is used by both families. Small reception halls at the ends of this porch form the entrance to the two living rooms. • Attention' is called to the connecting | This combination is designed I the shutters green. bedroom and screened porch arrange ment. for those who recognize the wisdom in I open air sleeping but who do not care to undergo the discomfort of dressing in a cold room during the cold weath er. The sleeping porch is entirely opfeQ on one side and has a window ; opposite wall, so that ventila tion is certain. The bedroom may be | used, then, simply as a dressing room I and may be kept warm for that pur French doors are placed be the bedroom and porch and | i in pose, tween small windows are placed on each side of the doors, in the full length of the doors. Although this bedroom has no Floor Plan. the is of to in of . windows in an outside wall, there is no possibility of its being dark and if the doors are opened between It and the screened porch, the room will be thor oughly ventilated. When the combina tion is used in the first method sug gested, however, this is a most excel lent feature. Everyone will easily recognize the good qualities of a house of this type and, as has been already said, if there were more of these houses carefully built and well taken care of in almost any of the towns in the country, it would result in a very much improved appearance of the communities af fected. The Futility of Maxims. All people of broad, strong sense have an instinctive repugnance to the men of maxims; because such people early discern that the mysterious com plexity of our life is not to be em braced by maxims, and that to lace ourselves up in formulas of that sort is to repress all the divine promptings and inspirations that spring from growing insight and sympathy. And the man of maxims is the popular rep resentative of the minds that are guid ed in their moral judgment solely by general rules, thinking that these will lead them to justice by a ready-made patent method, without the trouble of exerting patience, discrimination, lm* partiality—without any care to assure themselves whether they have the in sight that comes from :• hardly earned estimate of temptation or from a life vivid and intense enough to have c. ) ated a wide fellow feeling with all that is human.—George Eliot. Lien of Long Standing. One English silver penny an acre each year since the days of William Penn has been discovered to be stand ing as a lien against a tract of 70 acres near Media, Pa. The penny a year was a ground rent provided for by Penn In the grant of the property in 1685, The county court has been asked to dissolve the lien. Cold Air as a Tonic. Cold air is a mighty good tonic in itself. It kills off most of the mi crobes of common "colds," and a whole lot of other measly germs. a' J' rL ir Do? W*K . * ♦ * % ■ -, ; ; ■ ;, l m W ir » iii & 7 Z / P? mm y/' i ► mm m ?:• ■ 1 Vv ( » dm? a ■ -, mm m PI m i W: ■ m mm ••• :• « m lÿ.ï ' •• ■*. §\ :: À m 1 >> >. * + + There are some matter-of-fact, high to I ly practical ways in which women can | manifest their patriotism. They are not at all spectacular—Just plain, ev I eryday, commonplace services—but be they leave no room for doubt as to the sincerity that prompts them. First of these is the conservation of food for future use. It appears that an abun dance of vegetables and fruits will be of grown this year and it is up to the housewives to see to it that much greater quantities are canned, dried and otherwise preserved, than in nor mal times. Then, in case of shortage in any quarter, there will be a reserve to call on in other localities, ' About the next most useful thing to do is to gather up all old materials • that can be used to make surgical | dressing, and have them thoroughly washed. These materials may be I shipped to the National Surgical Dress I ^ n S s Committee, at 299 Fifth avenue, New York city. In old materials the committee asks for linen and cotton, blankets and spreads, sheets and pil cases, tablecloths and napkins, towels and underclothing. This com mittee is thoroughly organized for war | rede * ond is engaged in making a vn I r ^ e ty of surgical dressings out of old and new materials. Many cities and towns have sub-committees who gather | and forward donations to headquar ters. Over 1,000 hospitals are served on the continent and over 8,000,000 dressings have l>een shipped to them. Women who have the leisure, may organize a sub-committee in communi ties that have none. The national committee welcomes the names of peo ple who might be interested in form ing sub-committees. Volunteer work ers snake up old and new materials into surgical dressings and all other work is donated, so that the real spLr - m 'A * ■ : ' . ma >'< « *■'> SSs m II ■ m WSm ■ ; HI* #****«/' m > vÿ .. : EBB >' ■m m « i * .X ■: =:; : M x-::: m i ' tM ■■ ■ $ £\v V vlv aw :• • :ÏS M NEAT HOUSE DRESSES OF HEAVY COTTONS the I own housework, in neat housedresses that bespeak them the mistresses of toeir occupation. They never look em- driven and overwhelmed by work, nr as they were left wttk a ° time to consider the matter of personal ap pearance. They look capable—as they | are—of meeting the obligations of life, that are of all, most important, and their housedresses tell their whole Some women contrive to do their | story, by of in The house dress, like the tailored suit, is here—was here and is always going to be here, like bread and but ter. Its business is to be strong, con venient, plain and shapely and to stand wear and tear with little change of aspect. It must be put to the test of the washtub and emerge therefrom fresh and whole. Because It is plain Is no reason why it should be unattrac tive. ) The house dress of today is made of strong, cotton fabrics with very oc a From Checked Toweling. Diverted from its purpose, taken from the duty of drying fragile china and crystal-clear glass, red and white check aprons and caps for kitchen wear. A straight piece of toweling about 56 inches long is cut so as to slip on over the head. It ends at the waistline in the back where it is gathered into a band the ends of which fasten around to the front. Buttonholing in red finishes tbe neck and the lower ndge. A simpl) design is worked in makes charming toweling a it of service is maintained throughout the organization, A great work is to be done for the American Red Cross. Its membership must be brought up to the strength required by the war and that 'is the first business in hand. Individual mem berships for one year, cost only one dollar and two dollars will pay for a year's membership and subscription % the Red Cross magazine, which is is sued monthly. Nearly all communities have a chapter or other representation of the Red Cross, but where there is none, anyone may send in an Applica tion for membership addressed to the American Red Cross, Washington, D. C. We must look to the Red Cross to save the lives of wounded soldiers and every American woman will want to help in this matter. There are many activities in the work of the Red Cross that are in the hands of women. The making of hos pital supplies, comfort kits and many other things for the soldiers will keep a big army of women busy for some time. This part of the work is done under the supervision committee on hospital supplies and workers in each community must be trained in order to make and pack these supplies up to the standards required by the U. S. army. Hospitals, churches, schools, clubs and organizations of all kinds are assisting in this work. Classes for instruction are being formed every where. Pupils in these classes are be ing taught how to make bandages, hospital garments and everything needed, how to pack them in the right way, and fitted to teach others to do this work. Unemployed and especial ly unmarried women, can give much of their time to this work and every woman will want to have some part in it. of look nr to ap they life, and their casional exceptions, when coarse un bleached linen is used. These excep tions are destined to become rare and cotton fabrics are the best for them. The heavy ginghams, galatea -and border garden cloth, chambrays and Scotch madras linene and other strong weaves repay best the work of making them up. A good model in iinene is shown In the picture. This is a heavy cotton that looks like unbleached linen. Plaid gingham, in white and green, is used for a sailor collar and for a belt that goes twice about the body, also for the cuffs. The belt buttons in front and the dress is fastened up the side with bone battons. This allows it to be spread flat for ironing and adds to its trim finish. more but to / s of oc blue and red and a pocket is also namented with embroidery. The is cut large enough to envelop all the hair. The only attempt at ornamen tation is on the tiynover flap in front where the same «sign that is on tbe apron Is, carried out A 56 in in or cap Crochet Stitch Border on Gray Chiffon. Navy and gray chiffon are combined in a tuniced frock bordered in a wldo crochet stitch, the tunic four paneled of gray In uneven lengths is held by a heavy gray cord.