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FOOD CONTROLLER OF
CANADA GIVES WARNING bVo'od Production Should Be In . creased at All Cost. ’ '--to bis letter to the public on the » 1st of January, Hon. W. J. Hanna, Can ada’s Food Controller, says:— - "Authoritative Information has reached me that food shortage In Eu- I rope Is terribly real, and only the sternest resolve on the part of the pro ducers, and equally stern economies on the part of all as consumers, can pos sibly save the situation. “France last year had a crop be tween one-third and one-half that .of a normal year. Women did the work of draught animals In a determined effort to make the Impoverished soli of , France produce every possible ounce of food. They now look to us to make up their deficiency of essential sup plies. "The harvest In Italy was far below normal and will require much larger supplies to feed her people until next harvest. "It Is Impossible for the allies to spore many cargo carriers to transport foodstuff from India, Australia, New Zealand and even the Argentine Repub lic. This means that the allied nations are practically dependent upon North America to supply them with the food which must be forthcoming If terrible suffering Is to be avoided and the fight ing efficiency of the armies maintained. "On December 1, the United States hgd not a single bushel of wheat for agport, after allowance was made for domestic requirements on the basis of normal consumption, and the United States Food Administration Is endeav oring to bring about a reduction of 20 per cent In home consumption of wheat and flour. This would release 100,000,- 000 bushels for export, but the Allies wUl require nearly five times that ■mount before the 1918 harvest. Canada Is the only country In the world, practically accessible to the Al lies under present conditions of ship ping shortage, which has an actual ex portable surplus of wheat after allow ance for normal home requirements. m>e surplus today Is not more than 110,000,000 bushels. A reduction of 20 per cent In our normal consumption would save an additional 10,000,000 bushels for export The outlook for production of food stuffs In Europe next year Is distinctly unfavorable. "Such Is the situation —grave beyond anything that we thought possible a few months ago. Unless our people are aroused to a realization of what the world shortage means to us, to our soldiers and to our Allies, and of the terrible possibilities which It entails, disaster Is Inevitable. "Production, too, must be Increased to the greatest possible extent. Pres ent war conditions demand extraordi ' nary efforts, and every man, woman, boy or girl who can produce food has a national duty to do so. "I am confident that when the people LUCKY STRIKE CIGARETTE YOU’LL enjoy this real Burley cigarette. It’s full of flavor —just as good as a pipe. IT’S TOASTED The Burley tobacco is toasted; makes the taste delicious. You know how toasting improves the flavor of bread. And it’s the «same with tobacco exactly. Ml On Quaranteodty SN *s^ iIAtfMUAUAXMi ■! _1 of this country realize that the food situation Is of utmost gravity they will willingly adjust themselves to the ne cessities of the case and make what ever sacrifices may be required. The call which Is made upon them Is In the name of the Canadian soldiers at the front, the allied armies, and the civilian populations of the allied na tions who have already made food sac rifices to an extent little realized by the people of this country.” Here Is an appeal made by a man, upon whom rests the great responsibil ity of assisting In providing food foi the allies and 9ia soldiers at the front, who are fighting the battles in mud and blood. It cannot be Ignored. At home we are living In luxury and ex travagance Inclined to Idleness and for getfulness . This must cease. We must save and produce. Our lands must be tilled no matter where It may be, In Canada or the United States. It Is our duty to cultivate. Splendid oppor tunities In the United States are open for further cultivation of lands. West ern Canada also offers opportunities In high producing lands at low prices. Decide for yourself where you can do the most good, on land In the United States or In Canada, and get to work quickly.—Advertisement. Oyster Fishing by Submarine. Mr. Simon Lake, the father of the modern submarine, has suggested the use of the submarine for polar explora tion, for ferrying supplies across Ice bound rivers, for seeking sunken treas ure, and for dredging oysters. Experiments have demonstrated to Mr. Lake’s satisfaction that when the submarine Is at the bottom of the ocean, the oysters can be sucked up Into It on the vacuum cleaner prin ciple. When traversing good ground, the submarine will suck up 6,000 bush els of oysters In an hour. This means that In one hour a mass of oysters will be collected which, If compactly piled, would require a cylinder one and three-quarters mile long to hold It The Idea should be particularly useful to the pearl-oyster fishers, as of Cey lon, for Instance. Dr. Pierce’s Pellets are best for liver, bowels and stomach. One little Pellet for a laxative, three for a cathartic. Ad. True Blue. Cornelius Vanderbilt, at a luncheon at Piping Rock, praised an old New Yorker. "He Is a true-blue American for fair,” Mr. Vanderbilt said. “His an cestors came over on the Mayflower and his descendants are going back on army transports." Colds Cans# Hesdschs sod Grip tAXATIVB BROMO qUININB Tablets remove the him. There Is only one “Bromo Quinine.” E W QBOVB’B signature on box. Be. But Are These Legal Tenders? “Buy your food with thought,” says a Hoover bulletin. “Pay your taxes with a smile,” runs a revenue slogan.—Boston Transcript Hooray! Husband —At last I have an army contract. The dogs of war have chased the wolf from the door. ms cmsyxNNs bhcobd. LAST CALL MADE FOR FIRST DRAFT MEN BELECTEO WILL BE SENT TO COMPLETE STATE QUOTAS IN CAMP FEB. 23. VENICE IS BOMBARDED t KAIBER CALLS WAR CHIEFS TO CONFERENCE—DEATH ORDER PUTS CLAMP ON STRIKERS. W«it«rn Newspaper Union New* Service. Washington, Feb. 5. —Provost Mar shal General Crowder announced that the movements of the men selected in the first draft will begin on Feb. 23, and continue for a period of five days. This will complete the operation of the first draft, as all states will have furnished their full quotas. The movement will bring the strength of the National Army up to the 686,000 men contemplated in the first draft. The number of men which will be started to the cantonments on Feb. 23 are: Camp Devins, Mass., 6.575; Up ton, N. Y., 7,500; Dix, N. J., 7,000; Meade, Md., 6,090; Lee, Va., 3,000; Jackson, S. C., 3,363 (negroes); Gor don, Ga., 2,000 (negroes); Grant, 111., 5,000; Taylor, Ky., 6.284; Dodge, lowa. 14,984; Funston, Kan., 2,332; Travis, Texas, 7,558; Pike, Ark., 2,000 (ne groes). Besides the regular portion contrib utory to Camps Devins and Upton, New York will send to the former 2,521 men and to the latter 4,287 men which were to have gone to Camp Dix. The reason given for the change Is that there is more rooip for them at Camps Devins and Upton. West Virginia will send 1,520 men to Camp Meade instead of Camp Lee. Mobilizat'on of all certified account ants who come within the draft law has been ordered so as to supply va cancies in the army business organiza tion. Rome. —Venice and a number of towns on the Venetian plain have been bombed by enemy airmen, accordtiife to the Italian official communication. no damage and no casualties resulted from the attack on' Venice, considerable destruction was wrought in the towns of Padua, Treviso and Mestre, where a number of civilians were killed or wounded. Amsterdam. —Dr. Kuehlmann, Ger man foreign minister; Count Czernln, the Austro-Hungarian foreign minister, and Gen. Von Ludendorff, the Ger man chief quartermaster general, a semi-official announcement from Ber lin says, will arrive in Berlin to par ticipate in deliberations on political and economic questions affecting the common interests and territories of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Count Botho Von Wedel, the German ambas sador to Vienna, also is expected to attend. From the meager accounts of the economic situation in Germany reach ing neutral countries —and they are meager to a degree—the general strike that prevailed throughout the empire last week has virtually ended. Paris. —Taking advantage of the fine weather, members of the Lafayette escadrllle continued their brilliant ex ploits over the French front during the last few days, bringing down three German machines and losing none themselves. HASTE IN WAR WORK NEEDED. Washington.—America must quick* en its army preparations —not slacken them—in the face of the reported la bor disturbances in the Central pow ers, Secretary Bakor declared. In his weekly war review he said: “While dissatisfaction is no doubt rife in Germany and strikes of In creasing seriousness have occurred, we must not allow any reported dis turbance to affect the effectiveness or speed of our armed preparations.” Baker warned that despite her troubles “Germany is stripping all other fronts for the coming struggle in the west” In the face of this crisis the allies are preparing, he said, “having numer ical superiority both in men and guns.” Reviewing operations for the week ending Feb. 2, Secretary Baker said that American troops which have now oompleted their training are occupy ing a portion of the actual battle front. The operations in which our troops have so far been engaged were of a minor character. Fuel Oils Placed Under Control. Washington. Government control of industry was extended to oil in a proclamation by President Wilson put ting under license the manufacture and distribution of all fuel oils. No mention is made on other oils or oil products, including gasoline and kero none, but they, too, probably will be put under control soon. Authority un der the proclamation Is to be vested In Mark L. Requa of California, re eently named ae chief of the fuel ad ministration's ofl division. JUST WHY IS A GUINEA HEN? Question Is Asked by Writer Who Evi dently Has No Orest Liking for the Breed. Whoever designed the guinea hen and composed the music for her vocal organs must have used a rasp for a tuning fork. Guinea hens and their husbands are alike ;in appearance; when you've seen one you’ve seen the other. Their plumfige is of one and the same piece of goods, like the Quak ers’. If ever you have indulged in fil ing the teeth of a cross-cut saw, you’ve heard the synonym of her melody. Nature did herself a dreadful injus tice when she produced this variety of fowl and the farmer who gives her board and lodging Is no good Chris tian. I say this because any man who sells you a guinea hen as youthful and tender has designed to skin you. I have a dim recollection of tasting one many years ago, and I will say this — the gravy was quite tender. A group of guineas running to keep out of harm's way resembles a streak of 10-cent calico of somber hue with polka-dots. The guinea hen lays a very small egg with spots on it simi lar to those we see in cheap grocery stores In fly time. The eggs have no rating In the commercial world. They are used exclusively for hatching more trouble. —Cartoons Magazine. RECIPE FOR GRAY HAIR. To half pint of water add 1 or. Bar Rum, a small box of Barbo Compound, and 34 os. of glycerine. Any druggist can put this up or you can mix it at home at very little cost. Full directions for mak ing and use come in each box of Barbo Compound. It will gradually darken streaked, faded gray hair, and make it soft and glossy. It will not color the scalp, is not sticky or greasy, sad does not rub on. Adv. Wouldn’t Keep Bugar He Found. Washington has another honest man. He's Edward B. Maddox, who, after suffering for the last tprw months from the sugar famine, MO ponnds of the “precious Jffef to the Washington pollre. ' found a barrel of granulated sugar near the substation of the Potomac Electric company. Evidently the bar rel had been dropped by a truck. Mad dox has been ably jtq get' less than two pounds of brcft&n' sugar V week, he said. Thq[ amount of sugar hj found, on the war basis, wdhld have lasted him four years. He was not regret ful, however, that he had turned the' sugar over to the police y> find Its rightful owner.—Washington Times. 1 Watch Your Bkln Improve, OB rising and retiring gently smear the face with Cutlcura Ointment Wash off Ointment In live minutes with Cu tlcura Soap and hot water. For free sample address “Cutlcura, Dept. X, Boston.” At druggists and by mall. Soap 20, Ointment 20 and 00.—Adv. The Era of Censorship. “A little knowledge Is a dangerous thing,” exclaimed the man who quotes. “Possibly,” replied Senator Sorghum. “A great deal fust now depends on how you got your Information and what you Intend to do with It.” lee In a Mine. Ice that formed In the winters of the sixties and seventies, Is being un covered by coal companies at Hazle ton, Pa., In running the culm banks of the region through the breakers to meet the demand for anthracite cre ated by the war.—Boston Globe. Important to Mothers Examine carefully every bottle of OASTORIA, that famous old remedy for Infants and children, and see that It Signature In Use for Over 30i ears. Children Cry for Fletcher’s Caatorie The Cause. “My son has some grit in him. I can tell you.” “Been eating war bread, I suppose.”—ldeas. The foolish little moth looks on the bright side of things—and you have doubtless observed his finish. Britain Is developing a new system of school hygiene. Does the Itching Disturb Your Sleep? A word of advice from Paris Medicine Co., Beaumont and Pine Sts., St. Louis, Mo. (Manufacturers of LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE and GROVE’S TASTELESS chill TONIC.) We wish to state to our millions of friends that in RAZO RILE OINTMENT which is manufactured by us, we have a remedy which in stantly relieves the intense itching of piles, and you can get restful deep after the first application. We have letters from a large num ber of our customers saying they were permanently cured of this very annoying trouble. Every druggist has authority from us to refund the money to every customer who is not perfectly satisfied after using it. Most all druggists handle it, but if your druggist should not have it in stock, send us 50 cents in postage stamps with your Name and Address and it will be mailed to you promptly. After you try one box of PAZO PILE OINTMENT we know you will ask your druggist to keep it in stock, and will recommend it to your friends. Send for a box of PAZO OINTMENT today and get imme diate relief. Nervous Headaches! Four Bottles of Peruna IjllllMj Made Me WellHß Mrs Effle Hill, Blanehester, Ohio, f fjinTlOt ■ AfeSSiU Writes as follows: “ “I cannot tell how muoh I suf- HiaTlK fhred tn the past, twelve years. I You I Trn«rMff have been treated by physicians and * w I raSMnHjfcM no relief onry for a short time. I KnnHgh I I , was in suoh a condition from ner- _ _ | H vous headaches, such heavy feeling I rOT XVly as if my brain was pressing down, »——.r-al 'rl and so nervous I could, not get my —-41 « r, *n ** Would . h f£' e -sinking womlm , j cannot thanlc you enough spoils and then so vveak that X could fbp roov.ry." not do my work. X began to take Peruna. Have taken four bottlos of ........ Peruna and have gained in strength Those who object to liquid modi* and flesh, and e«n say I am a well olnos oan secure Peruna tablets. COLT DISTEMPER Tou can prevent this loathsome disease from runnlnr through your stable and cure all the colts suffering with It when you begin the treatment. No matter how young. BPOHBPS Is safe to use on any colt. It Is wonderful how It prevents all distempers, no matter how colts or horses at any age are “exposed/* All good druggists and turf goods houses and manufacturers sell SPOHlf’B at SO cents and $1 a bottle; $5 and $lO a dozen. BPOHK MEDICAL CO, Mfn, Coshes, Is 4, U. 8. A. War and the 'Weather Man/' VI PJ JiT In this war the “weather man,” the I r meteorologist, has come Into his own. MM No one laughs at him now. His in- HK I Rfl formation is desired by the artillery ® Slaw bvM officer who has to know the tempera- —Jf JHJE ture of the air and its moisture con- A D|lfll| tent, the strength of the wind at dlf ferent levels, and the like, in order 'that he may aim his gun. When the WKPRy .1 temperature Is hovering about the freezing point, the staff wish to know www if the Improvised roads will be frozen sufficiently to permit the movement of guns or motortrucks. The captains of fFffi . * .fl^ff^S**'*** the air squadrons must know the con- ■ i ■ mu dltion of the atmosphere up to heights ft fu* iitiiiimt' of 20,000 feet The importance of TYPlflfllll than Smallpox. An* the Information may be judged from II ■ IIUIKJ the' fkct that we were asked repeatedly cacy, and hanalfMoew. of Antityphoid Vacdnatlaß. R w«a not some way by which the American weather reports could Aak your physician, dnabt, or aend for “Hasp bo kept from reaching Germany. Our SSS rwl£> bad. to be that,' with Mexico Tne arm IAIoUTOW, MHICLCY, CM. '«As-o‘tt was. nothing could he done.— Joseph S. Ames, In the Atlantic. ,~T . Positive Proof. J flu,lfcf*rßwkTrue IsiSiES™* * Is that a real diamond pin you w Guaranteed DENVER have on?” “I should say so. My r--- ■ ■ :rz brother did five years for gettln* it” W. N. U., DENVER, NO. 6-1918. AFICHTTOR LIFE AT AN END the “female complaints” and • . weaknesses that make woman's 1 life a misery. They're relieved It has been fight or die for many of us | . ®T* Pace's 11 F *7 or i, te Pre " In the past and the lucky people are 1 scription. For all the derange those who have suffered, but who are now I ments, disorders, and diseases well because they heeded nature’s warn- 1 peculiar to the sex, this is tns ing signal in time to correct their trou- I only remedy certain to benefit ble with that wonderful new discovery I It's a legitimate medicine for of Dr. Pierce’s* called “An-u-ric.” Tou I woman, carefully adapted to should promptly heed these warnings, HU her delicate organization, and some of which are dizzy spells, backache, never conflicting with any of Irregularity of the urine or the painful her conditions. It regulates twinges of rheumatism, sciatica or lum- and promotes all the proper bago. To delay may make possible the functions, builds up and invigo dangerous forms of kidney disease, such rates the entire system, and “ Bright', dlaeaee, <U»betee or .tone In restores health and strength, the bladder. Are you weak, nervous and ailing, or To overcome these distressing condl- “run-down” and overworked? Then it tlons take plenty of exercise In the open w jjj bring yon special help. It's the air, avoid a heavy meat diet, drink freely mother's friend. It lessens pain and in* of water and at each meal *ake Dr. gures Jif e 0 f both mother and child. TaWsUWouW. pierce ., Flvorite Prescription hu • 2» oM U 'of the m-^lndoreers d of Anuric. "cord of years of success. It is a moat po u are thouaanda of neighbors. tent _ invigorating tonic and atrengtheninf * , . . _ nervine. It la made of the glyceric extract* The Line Drawn. Pat was celebrating and he had im bibed too freely. He poached another man in the face and got haled up be fore the court. The judge told him he was charged with striking a man. “Shure, yer honor, can’t a man have a bit of fun?” asked Pat. “Yes,” said the pudge, “but your right to have fun Is ended where this man’s nose began.”—Boston Tran script. Keep Busy. Flatbush —I’m afraid I’ll get stale on my garden work during the winter. Bensonhurat —For why? Haven’t you got a snow shovel? —Yonkers States man. Quite 80. “These are the bridal apartments.” “Oh, what a suite thing!”—Balti more American. Comparative Good Fortune. “Of course,” said Jonah, when ha found himself in the whale; “I'm a lit* tie nervous.” “Cheer up,” said the whale. “You ought to be glad I’m an innocent, in offensive whale. A few thousand y earn later you might have been sighted by a ruthless submarine.” Inadvertent Boasting. “Do you believe In heredity?” “Of course I do,” replied the gentla egotist. “Why, I’ve got one of tba brightest boys you ever saw.” His Choice. “Is he making any special claim fur exemption?” “No. Says he’d rather die in batfia than live the rest of his life as a liar.* Woe to the politician whose nenra has become affected.