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"Bayer Tablet» of Aspirin" is géno
ise Aspirin proved safe by millions
and prescribed by physicians for over
twenty years. Accept only sn unbroken
"Bayer package" which contains proper
directions to relieve Headache, Tooth
ache, Earache, Neuralgia, Rheumatism,
Oolds and Pain. Handy tin boxes of 12
tablets cost few cents. Druggists also
sell larger "Bayer packages." Aspirin
Is trade mark Bayer Manufacture Mon
oaceticacldester of Saiicylioncld.—Adv.
Crime and Cocaine.
William J. Burns, the famous de
tective, was displeased with the work
of one of his squad last month, and,
accordingly, as a kind of hint, present
ed the man with a copy of "Sherlock
**I guess this means, Mr. Burns," the
man sneered—"I guess this means I'd
make a great detective If I took
enough 'coke'."
Mr. Burns shook his head sadly.
"Qeorge," he said, ,v there ain't that
much coke."
Girls! Make a Bleaching Beauty L»
tion for Few Cents.
Squeeze the juice of two lemons Into
a bottle containing three ounces of
orchard white, shake well, and you
have the best freckle and tan lotion,
and complexion beautifler, at very,
very small cost.
Your grocer has the lemons and any
drug store or toilet counter will sup
ply three ounces of orchard white for
a few cents. Massage this sweetly
fragrant lotion Into the face, neck,
arms and hands each day and see how
freckles and blemishes disappear and
how clear, soft and rosy-white the skin
becomes. Yes! It Is harmless and
naver Irritates.—Adv.
Not to Be Outdone.
Frances, Janet and Eleanor were dis
cussing the respective merits of the
babies In their households, and
Prances had led off with :
"My baby brother is only four
months old and he has two teeth al
"My little sister," announced Janet,
"is only five months old and she has
"That's nothing," said Eleanor. "My
little brother hasn't any teeth yet, but
when he does have some they are go
ing to be gold ones !"
Dye right ! Don't risk
your material in a poor dye.
Each package of "Diamond
Dyes" contains directions
'so simple that any woman
can diamond-dye a new,
1 rich, fadeless color Into old
garments, draperies, cover
ings, everything, whether
wool, silk, linen, cotton or
mixed goods.
Buy "Diamond Dyes" —
no other kind—then perfect
results are guaranteed,
Druggist has "Diamond
Dyes Color Card"—16 rich colora Adv.
As Told in Greenfield.
Back in the dim distant years when
the high cost of living was not an ever
present problem and some things were
cheap. James Whltcomb Riley walked
into a barber shop at Greenfield for a
6-cent shave. The proprietor of the
shop was an old negro.
"Well, Sam, how are you getting
along?" Mr. Riley asked.
"Mr. Jim, I had a very good day."
Sam replied. "If I could make 75
cents between now and quittln' time
I'd bave $1."
Such is the story as told In Green
field.-—Indianapolis News.
99 OUT OF 100
Need Vacher-Balm at Timçs.
Nothing better for summer colds,
hnrts or Itching. Keep It bandy.
Agents wanted where we have none.
E. W. Vacher, Inc., New Orleans,
The Dub's Opinion.
"So you watched Vardon
"How did he Impress you?"
"Not particularly. It's an
game the way he plays it."
"That so? 1 thought he was re
"Remarkable? I didn't see <i»v thing
remarkable about his game. His ball
was always straight down the course,
and the second shot always put him
on the green. I bonld do that, too. If
tt weren't for the trouble I always
get into. Pd. like to see Vardon shoot
the course In par with my slice. Then
be'd be doing something." ,
A torpid liver prav«nU proper food *«
»Imli&tlon. Tone up your liver with Wright'«
Indian Vegetable Pills. They act gently
No Introduction.
Bill—"Has he any trouble In meet
lag his bills?" Ed-^"None at all. Says
be Is wçîl acquainted with them."
Ii_ ^
u lf jC y
of Palestine
NCE upon a time Moses took
40 years to travel from Egypt
into the Promised Land. To
^ day the Palestine Military
railway is doing It between midnight
and dawn, every day of the week,
writes Clair Price In Asia. I stood at
my carriage window, entering Pales
tine to the metronome-click of 30 miles
an hour. Below me, the rails were
bedded In golden sand, up the slope
of which the green of the adjacent
fields lay like surf on a yellow beach.
Ludd was a small railroad yard In
a vast pool of sand, with Welsh coal
cinders specking its yellow expanse.
With Its passengers leaning out Its
windows calling into, the station
crowd "Ya weled," the Officers' Spe
cial pulled In on Its way to Haifa
shortly after seven o'clock and came
to a dignified stop alongside the little
"Jerk-water" train for Jerusalem.
An Arab weled, wearing a fez and a
station porter's brassard, strapped
my luggage to his bead, transferred it
to the Jerusalem train, demanded a
tip of ten piastres (50 cents), accept
ed half the amount and was finally
routed with the wrathful air of a man
who has staked a gold mine and has
found It contained only quartz. The
Jerusalem train consisted of a London
& Southwestern locomotive and three
ancient Egyptian State Railways pas
senger cars, bearing on their wooden
sides the chalked words which desig
nated them for "officers," "batmen"
and "civilians."
Arrival at Jerusalem.
! I finally lost Interest in the fidgety
train nnd went to sleep. It was an
Arab porter's "Khowajah, khowajah,"
which brought me bolt upright and
awake. He was gathering up my lug
gage. The rest of the passengers had
• left. I followed him out of the car
and Into the crowd of British soldiers
In pith helmets and shorts, Egyptian
military policemen In fezzes and
shorts, Baluchistan soldiers in turbans
I and shorts. Zionists in khaki drill, and
native porters, who moved about on
! the fenced-off platform. My porter
led me Into the cool dusk of the cus
toms barrier, on toward the quaran
tine barrier and thence around to the
area of the station. Jerusalem was
j nowhere In sight. I climbed into an
j arbuggy. with eyes narrowed to slits
against the glare of the limestone sur
faces, and was driven away from the
station at a gallop to the accompani
■ ment of a furious jangling of bells
and the harsh grinding of iron tires
on a crushed limestone road. We
rounded the low hill and sighted
Jerusalem a mile away—a savage
ravine ribboned with glaring white
roads and crowded on the farther
slope by a huge modern German
church with a brief length of ancient
gray wall retiring modestly beyond it.
/)n the very roof of Palestine, over
looking the Dead sea. a quarter of a
mile below the keels of the craft off
Jaffa, the walled city of Jerusalem
Hps between the Hinnom and Jehosha
phat- ravines, as New York city lies
between the North and East rivers. It
overflows Into a dusty red-and-whlte
modern suburb to the north, as New
York overflows Into the Bronx.
Haifa 's New Importance.
The physical Jerusalem Is small,
hut the spiritual Jerusalem is the
scene of such a world panorama that,
although I went there to stay a day or
two. 1 should be there yet, had I not
cast a fleeting glimpse at the expense
account. With a movement order to
Haifa. I finally drove back to the
Jerusalem station one evening, and,
feeling like Ali Baba returning to a
stark world after sis miraculous
weeks In the Rohhefs' Cave, boarded
the fussy little train that conveys of
ficers over the Jernsalem-Î.udd line.
Haifa Is like Atlantic City in the
wash of its surf. It Is like Florida In
the wide, while streets of Its (lerinan
colony. It is like Manitou In Its green
slopes of Mount Cartnei. It Is like the
orient In the narrow, vaulted streets
of Vte native qi>*rter. The war b»?
made It the keystone of tht£ vast arcb
of empire, one column of which rests
on South Africa and the other on
India. It is the peak of the British
Cape-to-Cairo-to-Calcutta project.
Leaving Haifa, we skirted the foot
of Carmel and issued into the broad
plain, with the black skin-tents of
Bedouin dotting the flat green dis
tances and with 13 of us, all tangled
up like the sultan's signature, in a
carriage built for eight, talking of the
Crusaders and the Camel Corps, and
untangling ourselves intermittently to
hang out of the windows with our
kodaks, as the low cone of the Mount
of Transfiguration disengaged Itself
from the horizon far ahead. We passed
Afuleh, where the greatest cavalry
maneuver In military history enabled
the Australians to smash the Turkish
rear in September, 1918, and we
squeezed across the car to see where
"Nazareth lies just over that hill." We
saw the green plain give way gradual
ly to a tumultuous, burnt-up eourttry ;
we saw our locomotive rounding sharp
curves ahead of us, with "the hedge
hogs" running along the footboards
of the train In the free-and-easy, ride
as-you-please manner of the East. We
began winding down into a scarred
valley of yellow buttes, a steep blue
horizon and a wilting heat, with dyna
mited bridge*structures lying shape
less under the new bridges we crossed.
To the accompaniment of the clicking
of many kodaks, we finally sighted
the twisting blue of the Jordan. Sigh
ing for a watermelon we went down
Into the Gehenna of Galilee.
Into Damascus In the Night.
Night came down over the Hauran ;
we lighted a stump of candie In our
crowded carriage and dined on bully
beef, eggs, apricots and a nip from
somebody's flask as a llquer. Some
time in the night, the train moved
slowly through the moonlit streets of
a city of some size, and finally came
to a stop under the electric lights of
a moaern train-shed. We roused our
selves and stepped out upon the con
crete platform of the magnificent new
Kanavit station in Damascus. With
the luggage leading, we creaked out
into the moonlight and the chorus of
the bull-frogs along the Barada river.
We crossed the bridge and the distant
thud of the Ramadan gun greeted us.
Damascus is purely Arab. It is as
thoroughly of the desert as the Arab
himself. Once it was greater than
Aleppo, greater even than Bagdad ; it
was tl^ greatest of the great old cara
van ports that lie along the rim of i
the Syrian desert. It still faces to
ward the desert, and we hat-wearers
who come up to it from salt water,
come In by Its buck door. We lodge in
Its Levantine hotels (when we are
able) and we spend our days in
cursing its Levantine waiters and our
nights to cursing its Levantine wines.
For us, Damascus is old and dusty and
tumble-down. But to the Arabs who
come, through weeks of crossing the
desert, to alight at last from their
caravans of belled camels before its
East Gute, Damasuus offers the mir
acle of its rivers of running water.
For them, Damascus wears the sacred
green turban of its orchards. For
them, Damascus Is the City of Para
Hard to Interpret.
Private Washington Lee—Yassa, I
knows most all about dese insignlums:
De cross guns Is for de Infantry, and
de cross flHgs is for de signallers |
Private Stonewall Grant—Yas, and
de pineapple is for de ordnnnce. and
de corkscrew is for de medicals, but
what 1 can't figure out Is does dat
dere penl-ten-stry stand for de M.
P.'sî '
Pretty Ornament.
First soak a brick—a new one Is best
—In #ater ajid then cover It with flan
nel and lay It in u dish of water near
a window. Sprinkle cress, flux or grass
seeds freely on the flannel. The seeds
very somi germinate and send their
roots through the flannel, and In due
course the brick is covered with ver
dure uiid looks very pretty.
^ AB0R
Co-operative Organization Is
Planned, With the Members
as Stockholders.
Charter for Society Already Drawn In
Maryland—Chain of ^Stores Through
out the City of Baltimore Is Con
templated—Farmers Asked to Aid.
Organized labor proposes to go into
the business of supplying food prod
ucts to Its own members at the lowest
possible cost and dividing the profits.
If any, among those who buy from the
corporation about to be formed for the
purpose of dealing in household sup
A charter has been drawn by State
Senator William J. Norris to enable
the carrying out of the plan, which has
been formulated by men interested in
organized labor, says the Baltimore
The charter drawn by Mr. Norris
names as the Incorporators of "The
Organized Labor Co-Operative Society,
Ltd.," Robert J. Wollmer, Charles H.
( Jacobs, George E. Brown, William G.
Green, John F. D. Gothe, Harry B.
Watklns and John J. Talianey. All
are members of organized labor in its
different branches.
The capital stock is rfo be $100,000
and the shares are to have a par value
of $10 each. No stock is to be sold to
anyone not a member of a labor union
and no one will be permitted to sub
scribe to more than one share.
The stock is to pay dividends of not
more than 6 per cent a year, and be
yond that the shareholders are not to
have any part of the profits except as
they receive them in the distribution
of the profits to the patrons of the
It Is the Intention of the, projectors
of the scheme to establish a chain of
stores throughout the city "to handle
fruits and vegetables, as well as dairy
* products, and as the business expands
purchases In larger and larger quanti
ties are to be made. «
Further, It Is stated to be the Inten
tion of the promoters of the plan to
bring about the organization of a co
operative society among the farmers
from whom purchases are to be made,
in order to make a saving In selling
and marketing costs. The fight Is to
be started against the middleman, as
the labor union people think that he Is
by his profits adding unnecessarily to
the high cost of living.
Asks Receiver for Union.
Appointment of a receiver for the
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
and accounting and distribution of the
brotherhood's trust fund, estimatéd at
$10,000,000, is asked In a suit filed at
Columbus, O., by Benjamin Callahan,
head of the Columbus Yardmen's asso
The suit was filed by Callahan as an
individual policy holder, but In effect
Is said to be action on the part of the
Chicago Yardmen's association, the In
surgent association which precipitated
the recent "rump" strike of yardmen.
The petition says there are .145,000
members of the outlaw organization
and estimates their share of the trust
fund at $5.000,000. It asserts that all
members of the brotherhood expelled
for participation In the alleged unau
thorized strike have been deprived of
a share In the trust fund which they
helped to create.
Many Workers Idle.
Approximately 150,000 carpenters,
plasterers, bricklayers and other em
ployees of building contractors are
Idle In Chicago, according to a dis
patch from the National Financial
News Service, The building situation
Is very serious, It Is said.
The unemployed in all branches of
the building trade in that city are
spending their time at amusement re
sorts and In motion picture houses,
the communication states.
The efficiency of labor Is noticeable
among relatively few men who are
engaged In building construction, It
being estimated by an expert that
bricklayers who three months ago were
laying 3,000 bricks dally are now lay
ing 1,500.
Apprenticeship In Wisconsin.
Wisconsin's Industrial commission
has as one of its functions the super
vision of a system of apprenticeship*.
This Is the only state In the Union In
which such a system exists, or. in fact.
In which apprenticeship receives real
attention from the state. Provision Is
made for a variety of establishments,
and equipment so as to avoid difficul
ties due to an unnecessary rigidity. On
the satisfactory completion of the ap
prenticeship the apprenticej'ecelves a
diploma issued by the statÄmder the
seal of the Industrial commission and
countersigned by the employer. What
constitutes a satisfactory completion
of the apprenticeship Is determined by
the commission.
Ford Technical Institute Starts.
Establishment of the Ford Technical
institute with university rank, which
will grant degrees in mechanical," elec
trical and chemical engineering, was
announced at Detroit. Complete
courses will be made available to' .75.
000 employees of the Ford company
without charge. >■
5^ a package
1 before the war
5^ a package
> during the war
a package
The Flavor Lasts
So Does the Price!
Would Be Wag Had Picked Out the
Wrong Woman on Whom to
Exercise His Wit.
There was an expression of melan
choly ringed with resentment on Mrs.
Brown 's face as she entered the gro
cer's shop.
"I want," she began Impressively,
"to talk to you about them eggs Î had
last week. They weren't anything
like as fresh as they might have been."
"That's strange," replied the grocer,
who fancied himself something of a
wag. "We always have an almanac
hanging up In the fowl run to keep the
hens up to date."
"Oh !" came the retort with crushing
emphasis. "Then all I have td say Is
that somebody with grains about as
addled as them eggs has been mislead
In' the hens'with last year's calendar.
Just you hang up a 1920 card, my good
fellow, and maybe them chickens '11
start working overtime to catch up to
Marital Spite.
"I'd like to see my wife go to the
polls to vote."
"Are you so much opposed to suf
"It isn't that, but Td like to enjoy
hearing her called down good and
hard for not knowing how to fold her
'pie Ihcreasi
Demand xor
shows the favor thi§ -table
drink is constani
because of its
and economy.
Boil Postum Cereal fully
twenty minutes and you
have a flavor similar to the
highest grade coffee, but
there's no coffee
. hurt in Postum.
It is pure and •
Made by Postum Cereal Co,Ind*
ßattle Creek,Mich.
'fty Op
Released to Clean Up Despised Rata»
They Terrorized Lions, Leopards
and Tigers Alike.
An army of cats, turnecTloose In the
zoo at Highland park, Pittsburgh, Pa,
to clean out the rats, has showu the .
fallacy of may tales of ferocity tc^jf
of wild denizens of the jungle. " T
Rats had become so numerous at the
big zoo that it was found necessary to>
take some means of ridding the build
ing of the pests, and the head keeper
decided on cats—just the plain alley
breed. An advertisement brought them.
In droves, and they were turned loose
In the cages, cellars, supply rooms
and lofts.
No sooner had the cages been Invad
ed than pandemonium broke loose.
Lions, tigers, panthers, pumas andi
leopards failed to recognize a distant
relationship, and many of them went
clear frantic with fear. Other -ani
mals, including*the elephants, were not>
so timorous, but hippo and rhino were
only a few seconds In making up their
minds that discretion was the better »
part of valor.
The man who doesn't know a wom
an until he marries her is apt to re
gret the acquaintance.
It's a poor Bostonlan that doesnH
know beans.

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