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Gwinn Declares Tanlac Saved
Him From Complete Ner
vous Breakdown.
«Tanlac Certainly Straightened Me Out
and I Believe It Will Do the Same
for Anyone Who Suf
fers Like i Did.
"I am confident that Tanlac saved
tne from a nervous breakdown," said C.
B. Gwinn, a well-known produce dealer
of Amory, Miss., "and I have gained
thirty pounds since taking It.
For a long time I had been in a
vouerai rundown condition," he contin
ued, "and suffered terribly from rheu
matism. My whole system seemed to
be on the decline. I couldn't sleep at
night and in the morning I would feel
fagged out like I hadn't been to bed at
all. I got so I couldn't eat anything
without having serious trouble, I had
violent headaches and my nervous sys
tem was all disordered. The rheuma
tism was so severe that my muscles
seemed drawn up In knots, and I lost a
good deal in weight.
"I was persuaded to try Tanlac and
It has made me eat and sleep better
than I have been able to in years. My
rheumatism is all gone and I feel
strong and built up in every way. I
look on myself as a well man today,
for Tanlac certainly straightened me
out and I believe it will do the same
for anyone else who suffers like I did."
There is a Tanlac Dealer In your
He Read a Book.
First Tramp—What did Exhausted
Ernest die of?
Second Tramp—Starvation. He read
in a doctor's book that you mustn't eat |
when you're tired.
need a tonic to tone up the system and
regulate the liver. Mothers are con
stantly using with wonderful success,
our "Plantation" Chill and Fever Ton
ic. Pleasant to take—contains no Cal
omel. Price 50c.—Adv.
Wise Precaution.
Visitor—When writing about China
do you refer to it as a republic or a
Editor—Always the opposite to
what it is at the moment. It's bound
to be the other by the time the ar
ticle gets into print.
To Drive Out Malaria
And Build Up The System
Take the Old Standard GROVE'S
TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know
what you are taking, as the formula Is
printed on every label, showing it is
Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form. The
Quinine drives out malaria, the Iron
builds up the system. 6o cents.
Getting Out From Under.
It is probably quite natural that
(here should be considerable rivalry at
Ft. Harrison between the student offi
cers of National Guard training and
(hose with no previous military expe
rience, and sometimes stories are told
which might not be told if it were not
for this rivalry, says the Indianapolis
A young student officer was putting
n squad of fellow-students through
squad formations the other day of a
rather intricate nature and the pro
cess proved to be like climbing a roof.
It is easy to climb into a perilous posi
tion astride the cone, but difficult to
climb down to safety. The young stu
dent officer got along very well until
he attempted to get his squad back in
to its original formation. Somehow' it
wouldn't work out right. Then he cut
the knot of his difficulty with one eom
siand, delivered as sternly as possible:
As you were at first ! March !"
This would not have been told if
\heie had not been several former Na
tonal Guardsmen In the squad.
In Fat Berth.
Towne—No ; Grafton doesn't work a*
all now.
Browne—He doesn't? Why, when I
knew him lie seemed to be a young
man with considerable push.
Towne—All that's changed now. He's
a young man with considerable pull
and doesi't have to work.—Catholic
Standard and Times.
"Bliggins wants to run everything."
"Except the lawn mower," rejoined
Bliggins' wife.
A Perfect Day
■thould end—as well as
begin—with a perfect
food, say—
with cream.
A crisp, delicious food,
containing the entire *
nutriment of whole wheat
and barley, including the
vital mineral elements,
so richly provided by
Every table should
have its daily ration of
There's a Reason
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(From the United States Department of
Better marketing facilities are es
sential to the increase in live-stock
production in the South, which is de
sirable from every point of view. Vari
ous methods of improving the present
situation In this respect have been
tried out, and the most promising ones
are discussed in a new publication of
the United States department of agri
culture, Farmers' Bulletin S09. Among
the most Important are the organiza
tion of co-operative shipping and mar
keting clubs and of local live-stock
buying companies, the establishment of
local packing houses, the custom of
holding live-stock sales on advertised
dates, and the use of local ice plants
in curing farm meat.
Of these, says the bulletin already
mentioned, co-operative shipping is the
one that is being most generally adopt
ted in the United States. Associations
for this purpose have met with marked
success in the middle West and are
equally well adopted to conditions in
some parts of the South. They enable
the small producer to ship his animals
td~centralized live-stock markets at no
greater costfor transportation than is
paid by the dealer who ships in car
load lots. In this way the farmer is
made independent of local buyers. An
other great advantage of such associa
tions is that they are simple in or
ganization and require no capital to do
business, because the farmers are not
paid for their stock until the returns
from the shipment are received.
Market for Stock.
In one Mississippi city the board of
trade has created a somewhat more
complex organization In order to pro
vide the farmers of the surrounding
country with a good local market for
their live stock throughout the year.
A "farmers' stockyards company" has
been organized with a paid-in capital
of $2,500, provided by local business
men, in the hope of increasing the pro
duction of live stock in the section.
No dividends are paid and the operat
ing expenses of the company are re
duced to a minimum. On two days of
each week throughout the year the
company buys live stock for cash in
any sized lots, at prices which are the
equivalent of those prevailing at the
large centralized markets less the cost
of sending the animals to these mar
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Superior Beef Type.
The immediate result of this
movement, It is said, has been higher
prices paid by local butchers and their
willingness to pay cash for live stock
instead of insisting that payment be
made by extending credit to the pro
ducer. Incidentally the operations of
the company have shown that live
stock can be bought and shipped to the
large markets, and a number of pri
vate dealers have undertaken to com
Thls has
pete with the company,
stimulated live-stock production in the
surrounding country.
Clemson College Plan.
Another plan adopted by the Clem
son Agricultural college In South Caro
lina and the Uillted States department
of agriculture, which has been co-oper
ating with the college in the encourage
ment of live-stock production, is the
establishment of set market days at
places accessible to the farmers feed
ing cattle. When this plan was first
instituted arrangements were made to
bring to the sales buyer from Northern
markets. The results have proved very
satisfactory, cattle frequently netting
from one-half to one cent more per
pound than local buyers offer.
Cull Out Stunted Pigs.
A pig that has been stunted in the
early stages of its life should never
have a place In the breeding herd.
Wa3h Out All Buttermilk.
Stop the churn as soon as the butter
granulates if you wiâh to wash out all
of the butteripilk. -
Gain in Milk Flow.
Kindness is a cheap supplement to
the ration and produces big gains In
milk flow
These and similar methods are de
signed to afford the farmer easy access
to the large outside markets. Without
them he is practically dependent on
the local butcher and the local dealer
or shipper. In selling to the butcher,
frequently little or no attention is paid
to market conditions. Hogs and cattle
are slaughtered on numerous farms
when the weather turns cool, with the
result that the market Is glutted. ThÄ
means low prices, which the farmer
must accept because the product is
perishable. In a small town in Louis
iana, for example, It was found that
each time it grew' cool eight or tea
dressed hogs were offered for sale
when the demand called for no more
than one or two.
Home Curing of Meat.
To some extent a remedy for this
situation may be found in better meth
ods of curing meat at home and also
by taking advantage of the refrigera
tion facilities afforded by local ice
plants. Experience has shown that it
is practicable for the average South
ern farmer to cure the pork needed for
immediate home use, and the possibil
ity of marketing hogs in the form of
cured meats is worthy of considera
tion. Some form of refrigeration, how
ever, will greatly aid in safeguarding
the curing process. This may be sup
plied either in private meat-curing
houses or in a community ineat-curing
house, or by taking the meat to a local
ice plan I t*» be on red. A recent experi
ment lias shown that in a small meat
curing liou.se in
cost of curing the meat was not more
than three-fourths of a cent a pound,
including the cost of the ice. On the
other hand, a number of ice companies
curing meat for farmers charge 1 cent
a pound for curing, 2 cents for cur
ing and smoking, and 3 cents for cur
ing, smoking and wrapping. Some ice
plants prefer to buy the hogs outright
from the farmer and sell the cured
products on their own account. A no
ticeable effect of this practice Is to In
crease the number of hogs produced,
because of the comparative certainty
that a fairly profitable market will be
found for them.
uthern Georgia the
Canines Which Destroy Farmers'
Flocks Should Either Be Muzzled
or Killed Outright
Town dogs which make war on the
farmers' sheep should either be muz
zled or killed. Thousands of sheep are
killed in this w r ay every year and
farmers are discouraged from growing
w'ool and mutton. Local and state of
ficers should see to it that the sheep
of the farmers are protected, especial
ly at this time. The wool supply must
be increased if the armies and the
people are to be properly clothed.
Trouble May Be Obviated Where
Spray Materials Do Not Adhere
Well to Some Plants.
Spray materials do not adhere well
to some plants, such as'the onion and
cabbage. This trouble may be obviated
by the use of a "sticker." Resin stick
er may be made by boiling In the open
two pounds of resin and one pound of
sal soda crystals in one gallon of water
until the solution turns a clear brown
color. This amount of material may
be added to 50 gallons of bordeaux
by Planting
Plan to Overcome
Cowpeas—Latter Is Immune to
Fungus Disease.
Rotating cotton with the Iron cow
pea will overcome cotton wilt, as the
cowpea is Immune to the fungus that
Induces the wilt, and causes it to die
out. A wilt-resistant cotton has been
found, within the last five years, that
can be grown with profit under boll
weevil conditions.
Animal Should Not Bo Kept Too Close
ly Housed—Comfortable Bed
and Ventilation.
The brood sow must have plenty of
exercise. Do not keep her too closely
housed. Be sure she has a comfortable
bed and that the hoghouse Is well ven
tilated. It will not injure brood sows
to do a little rustling for feed.
Causes Pigs to Cough.
Dusty feeding floors or sleeping
quarters cause the pigs to cough much
of the time,
swept or flushed with water every day.
The floors should be
Consider Road for Pigs.
H you believe in good roads, pave
the way over which the pig must travel
to become pork.
Keep Calf Palls Clean.
Keep the calf pails as clean as the
milk Dails.
Don't Mix Types When Planning
Your Home If You Seek
Good Appearance.
The Colonial House Properly Set Has
Plenty of Ground Around It—Note
Characteristics of the Model
Described Here.
, Mr. William A. Radford will answer
questions and give advice FREE OF
COST on all subjects pertaining to tho
subject of building, for the readers of this
paper. On account of his wide experience
as Editor, Author and Manufacturer, he
lc, without doubt, the highest .authority
on all these subjects. Address all Inquiries
to William A. Radford. No. 1827 Prairie
avenue. Chicago, 111., and only enclose
two-cent stamp for reply.
Everyone has heard of the term, "ar
chitectural style," and is more or less
acquainted with its meaning. Churches,
large public buildings und structures
designed to embody the character of
the fine arts are modeled closely after
some of the established architectural
styles, founded many years ago and
brought down to the present age
through the work of the architectural
historians aqd archaeologists. Archi
tecture of the American home, like
American modes of living and the lan
guage spoken by Americans, is Influ
enced by the work of leaders in the
periods of the past. The characteris
tics of the architecture of various
couhtrles are w'idely copied in the
American home. It is not necessary,
however, that the home follow the
Dutch. English, Renaissance or Colo
nial architecture in order that it have
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Any architect who has the
requisite skill may produce a house
which embodies an architectural style
of his own conception, but it is hardly
possible for any man to so design a
house that It does not show the ten
dency of some style already estab
lished. Perhaps the efforts öf inex
perienced architects to produce some
thing original is accountable for some
of the houses lacking beauty, charac
ter and the evidence of common sense,
which may be seen in almost any com
The recognized architectural styles
are used with varying degrees of modi
fication, in house design.
In the final analysis, it is the degree
to which sufclight, the gift of nature
which makes life possible, is utilized
which determines the beauty of the
house. Sunlight makes it possible for
us to utilize Color in the beautification
of the home. Sunlight casts the shad
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ows which are a very important fac
tor in the artistic scheme of the home.
Thus nature has furnished the basis,
light, of architectural or any other ap
plication of beauty, and It remains for
man to supply the remaining factor,
The greatest success is ordinarily
attained iu simplicity. The great
master in the fine arts spends years of
his life in attaining perfection in the
simple things and it is not uncommon
that the masterpiece which crowns his
career is founded on a theme charac
terized by simplicity in every detail.
The house which is overburdened with
elaborate ornamentation is never beau
tiful in the average opinion. Take as
ai» examplç of popular opinion, the
Colonial style of architecture. This
Etyle is now one of the most widely
used of any applied to the American
hotne. It stands for simplicity and de
pends upon this quality for its beauty;
Because the so-called Colonial style
was established by colonists coming
from England, the characteristics of
the English style of architecture were
»revalent in the houses which these
colonists built on this side of th*
ocean. In fact, seme of the early
homes contained parts which were
built in England and carried over
here in ships. The typical Colonial
house Is a wide structure with a sim
ple roof, the surface of which is usu
ally broken up with a number of small
dormers, spaced symmetrically. The
entrance Is at the center of the build
ing. A hall extends back from this en
trance, dividing the first floor Into two
sets of rooms.
A house modeled closely after the
Colonial style can hardly be successful
ly-built on a lot less than 100 feet
wide. The small house may be de
signed to follow this style, however, In
such a manner that it will appear well
on a lot very much more narrow thaï
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this. It requires freedom in following
the style and extreme simplicity of out
line. The example shown in the illus
trations is not' a true Colonial type,
but it is in the class of small houses
designed for a fairly narrow lot and
suggesting the Colonial style In its out
lino and arrangement. The exterior of
inuse is finished in a simple man
ner, with wide clapboard siding, large
porch with turned columns across the
front and heavy outside chimney at the
Clapboards were originally made
wide because of the difficulty in cutting
them out of the logs, few-er being re
quired to cover a given surface when
cut wide. At the present time wide
clapboards inay be obtained and are
used to reproduce the appearance of
these earlier siding boards, especially
in the Colonial style house where their
use is most appropriate.
The large chimney is of brick and
tapers slightly above the first floor. No
porch rail is used, which makes it pos
sible to easily inclose the porch en
tirely with screens or storm sash. The
hooded windows with their shutters
form a distinctive feature of the ex
True to the typical Colonial arrange
ment, a hall runs back through the
center of the first floor to the Stair
Cased openings lead from this
hall to the living room and the dining
The living room is a very pleas- j
ant room extending back from the
front along the side of the house. A j
fireplace is built into the outer wail
near the center of the room. The din
Ing room, kitchen and pantry are situ
ated along the other side of the honse.
There is a buffet in the dining room
and the pantry is fitted with shelves
and a work table. The refrigerator is
placed on the back porch, but it is ar
ranged so that it opens from the pan
try. The stair leading to the basement
is entered from a passage between the
kitchen and the porch. v i
The second floor is pleasantly ar
ranged. One large bedroom above the
living room is especially pleasant.
There is a fireplace in this room. The
closet is lighted by a front window.
Two other bedrooms are provided on
this floor. The bath is large and is fit
ted with a built-in medicine case. A
large hall makes all rooms independ
Land Built by Rivers.
The geologists say that the Gulf of
Mexico once extended northward to
the mouth of the Ohio, and that all the
land between that point and New Or
leans has been built up by the earth
washings brought down the river.
Even now, the stream carries on the
average something like 400,000,000
tons every year. From the Missouri
alone comes 120 tons every second, or
more than 10,000,000 cubic yards ev
ery day.
Make Bread From Moss.
The Indians along the Columbia
river make a kind of bread from a
moss that grows on the spruce fir
tree. This moss is prepared by plac
ing in heaps, sprinkling it with wa
ter, and permitting it to ferment. Then
It is rolled into balls as big as a aian's
head, and these are bated in pits.
His Interpretation.
Willie (reading the Bible)—"Pa, it
tolls here about the evil spirits en
tering into the swine." Father—"Well,
my son?" Willie—"Was that how they
got the first deviled ham?"
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Designers of apparel for stout wom
en are confronted with two problems;
one, to make accepted styles becoming
to full figures and the other to create
styles exclusively for them. The first
i problem takes most of their time and
j thought, for all women like to dress in
the mode, and the perverse modes con
tinue to be designed for the slimness
of youth. But specialists are doing
more than their bit toward making life
happy for women whose figures have
rounded out to the fullness of matron
Just how successfully they can de
sign becoming clothes Is set forth in'
the costume of wool and satin "shown
in the picture. The underskirt and up
per part of the sleeves are of satin, the
overdrapery of serge, and it might be
of any of t he more substantial ^woolen
fabrics. Every line in this model
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The American Red Cross is organ
izing 30 base hospitals and preparing
the equipment, supplies and personnel
for them. The magnitude of this un
dertaking can be glimpsed when we
consider that each unit has 23 sur
geons, two dentists, 50 graduate
nurses with assistants and attendants
making tip 250 persons; for the 30
units, 7.500 persons, trained to care
for the wounded,
Besides the permanent equipment of
these hospitals with the most modem
appliances for the care of tjie sick
an( j f or surgical cases, it is necessary
p rov j,i e great numbers of articles
are quickly consumed by a hos
pif a i in service, such as bandages,
gpünts, pads, drains, garments worn
by the wounded and all sorts of surg
ical dressings. These are called con
sunia bi e hospital supplies and these
are t j ie tilings that women are mak
Ing aIK ] continue to make while
war lasts. Every woman can help ini
this work in some way. Not to do
something Is a confession of Indif
ference or of cold-hearted lack of
sympathy or of selfishness—a betrayal
of cheap character that dishonors
ters have been deluged with letters
from women all over the country, of
fering to help in any way they can.
For their benefit one of the Important
chapters of the Red Cross has issued
a circular of Information concerning
the work of base hospitals and in it
a vivid picture Is painted of the ex
perlences of the, wounded soldier from
the time he falls until he reaches a
base hospital. Here he must be given
But Indifference often springs froip
lack of knowledge and not from cold
ness of heart. Red Cross headquar
All-White Hats in Demand.
As the season advances all-white
hats are more and more in demand.
No matter how firmly one may deter
mine not to wear white, because it is
always more or less of a matter of ex
pense to keep white in pristine fresh
ness, yet as dog days come we all for
get our resolutions, realizing that
.there Is nothing more attractive for
summer than pure white, says a fash
ion writer. All-white hats are many
of them in toque shape. Tut the most
attractive are those with brims be
shows careful thought on the part of
Its creator. The straight hanging satin
skirt adds nothing to the size of the
hips. A little carefully disposed full
ness in the overskirt straightens the
line from bust to hips and the pockets
are placed where they will not widen
the figure. By extending the over
dress into points at the sides an al
most straight line is achieved from
neck to hem. The point on the deep
cuffs makes the sleeves shapely and
the narrow collar and short shoulder
seam lessen the width of the shoul
Rows of small buttons on the sleeves
and on the front of the overdrapery
center the eyes on straight lines. Sou
tache braid makes a dignified finish,
and with the pockets proclaims tho
designer's allegiance to prevailing
every available assistance to recovery*
Briefly, this circular tells us that,
when a wounded soldier is too badly
injured to drag himself to shelter, he
lies on the field or in the trenches,
until army litter bearers can reach
him. They carry him back to a first
aid station, located in any available
shelter—in a wood—behind a hill or
in a trench, or dugout or tent, Here
surgeons stanch the flow of blood, put
splints on shattered bones and dress
wounds, so that the soldier may be
moved to a place back of the danger
' He is carried by the ambulance col*
umn to one of the small field hospitals
set up to the rear of the fighting line.
The field hospitals are usually housed
in tents, wlthrcapucity for temporary
care of 125 wounded, who lie on
blankets or tarpaulins on the ground.
Further back of the line there are
evacuation hospitals each designed to
receive the wounded from three field
permanent resting places or equipped
with appliances of a real hospital. The
wounded man must be sent still fur
ther away from the danger zone, to
some place where he will net have to
be moved even If the army is forced
to retreat. He is finally taken to a
base hospital, with all the equipment
of a. regular military hospital. Here
he has the best of care and may re
main until the base hospital is filled,
when he is again transferred to a
permanent intefior hospital to com
plete his recovery. It is the base hos
pital that gives him his chance for
But none of these are
cause the midsummer hat ought al
ways to have a brim If it is to serve
the purpose for which hats in warm,
sunny countries were originally invent
ed—to shade the eyes from sunshine.
Of the English women who have re
cently been Instructed in carpentry at
Byfleet, England, 20 are now said to
be in France helping in the erection oi
huts for the soldiers.
In the city of Kerman, Persia, there
are 1,000 rug and carpet looms.

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