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Linters are a by-product obtained
as a result of cleaning cotton seed
preparatory to their use in our oil
mills. Through the agency of the
gin the greater part of the fiber of
the cotton seed is removed, but there
is still left on the seed a very con
siderable amount of short fiber
closely matted about it. Linters, of
course, vary considerably in charac
ter and quality, and the amount ob
tained from a ton of seed differs ma
terially, according to the process of
cleaning Instituted by the oil mill.
For a long time the delinting of
cotton seed was a very difficult and
expensive undertaking. In recent
years, however, machinery has been
invented which makes this process
comparatively simple, and it is now
possible to so completely remove the
linters from cotton seed as to give
them the appearance of Sea Island
or Egyptian seed. Ordinarily only
from 25 to 75 pounds of lint was
cut from a ton of seed, because there
was not such a demand for linters
as to justify the removal of more
of the lint. The world war, however,
changed this whole . situation and
created an enormous demand for
linters on account of their value in
the manufacture of explosives. As
a result, during the war period the
United States government required
the mills to secure as high as 140
pounds of lint per ton of seed. There
are instances on record where as
much as 200 pounds of lint per ton
was secured. This end was attained
through the invention and use of
more improved machinery than had
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hitherto been employed. The best
results in delinting cotton were ob
tained through what is known as
the carborundum system. Upon the
’ conclusion of the war the govern
ment had no further use for the im
mense amount of linters being pro
duced in this country, and hence
the mills went back to an average
cut of presumably 65 pounds of lint
per ton of seed. In other words,
they began to make what is known
, as mattress linters.
Linters resemble Immature or un
developed cotton fibers in many re
spects. The fiber is often short and
the staple weak. The color natu
rally varies from* gray to greenish
yellow. It is difficult to obtain a
white linter. The colors predomi
nating are the natural colors of the
short lint of cotton. As a rule, lint
ers range from one-eighth to one
half inch in length. The longest
linters are obtained ordinarily from
the earliest picked cotton.
There are about 800 oil mills In
operation In the United States.
Twenty years ago the output of
linters was about 114,000 bales,
equal to 1.2 per cent of the cotton
crop. In 1920 it was 608,000 bales,
equal to 5.4 per cent of the cotton
! crop. Under the conditions of War,
necessarily the output of linters rose
as high as 1,331,000 bales, equal to
10.9 per cent of the cotton crop.
Linters are handled much in the
same manner as cotton, being baled
and covered with bagging and tied
, With six iron bands. Linters iw*
bought and sold very much on the
same basis as other cotton. The
commercial value, of course, varies
from 2c and upward.
Linters are useful for many pur
poses. While they are mainly used
in the manufacture of mattresses
and explosives they also serve man
! ufacturers in the following capaci
ties: First, as batting or wadding.
Second, as materials for making
pads, mattresses, cushions, comforts,
horse collars and upholstery of va
rious kinds. Third, as absorbent
cotton. Fourth, for mixing with
shoddj*. Fifth, for mixing with wool
in hat making. Sixth, for mixing
with lambs wool In the manufacture
of fleece-lined underwear. Seventh,
for low-grade yarns for use in the
manufacture of lamp and candle
wicks, twine, rope and carpets.
Eighth, as an aid in the manufacture
of artificial silk, paper, and the
basis for explosives. It will thus be
seen that the varied uses for linters
create a ready market for a consid
erable quantity of them. Undoubt-
I' ?dly new fields will be found
-vhich they can be employed to ad
vantage. In spite of the fact that a
I much larger proportion of lintgrs
• can be manufactured, therefore,
; than is produced at present, it
j would appear as if a satisfactory
■ rse could ultimately be found for
• them. The market, of course, is
i overstocked at present, but times
i .ire abnormal. When the readjust
: ments now in process are fully con
! summated there is every reason to
' believe that the supply of linters
which has accumulated will be ab
orbed and a demand created there
for that will necessitate the almost
complete delinting of the seed on :
the basis followed during tne war
To many it will no doubt be sur
prising that the very comfortable
and desirable mattresses so exten
sively used throughout the country
are made from the lowly linter.
Many will also bo surprised to know
that linters fc’ni the basis of so
deadly an exp'.osi r e as gun cotton.
The fact that our armies and those
of our allies weie supplied with an
abundance of tnis material was a
factor' of some importance in decid
ing the war in our favor. The Ger
mans tried to make substitutes
therefor from wood cellulose, and
succeeded to a considerable extent,
but they were never able to fully
overcome the handicap which their
failure to obtain an abundant supply
of linters imposed uiYm their manu
facturers of high explosives.
The linter, in a sense, is of rather
lowly origin. Its value and possi
bilities have been but slowly recog
nized. Comparatively little atten
tion or consideration has been given
to it in comparison with the diversi
ty of uses to which it may be put
and the latent possibilities which lie
ahead for its development. The war
taught us something of the value
and essential character of linters,
but now that the v necessities of the
hour haVe been satisfied it is tend
ing to drift back into the unimpor
tant position it previously occupied.
The people of the south are tremen
dously interested in the linter prop
, osition. Anything which can be
done to improve their character and
increase their usefulness gives an
added value to the cotton seed and
the fiber of cotton itself. Research
along the line of linter utilization
should be instituted and promoted in
every southern state. If this were
done it would soon be possible to
standardize this product in a man
ner which has never been underta
ken in the past. Undoubtedly new
uses for linters would be revealed
which would greatly increase the de
mand for the same. If this product
were standardized many of the dis
putes and controversies now arising
relative to what constitutes a desir
able grade or quality of linters
would be obviated. This would
save much money and time and a
good deal of liSgation.
If some organization were created
to analyze and study the possibilities
of linters much valuable information
relative thereto could be widely dis
tributed. At the present time the
great majority of our people know
nothing about this subject. One of
the crying needs of our country at
the present time is for an adequate
supply of cheap paper. The exhaus
tion of our forests, from which wood
pulp has been obtained in the past,
is near at hand. We face the time
shortly when we must either limit
the use of paper or find another
source of supply. Obviously it will
soon become so high priced as to
limit its distribution. It appears
now, however, that a very high
grade of paper can be made from
linters. This is one of the recent
facts brought to light by investiga
tors. The possibilities of utilizing
linters in this direction are still un
known, because only a limited
amount of experimentation has been
undertaken as yet. If it should be
proven, as I believe it will, that
linters can be made at a reasonable
cost into the highest grade of paper
the entire complexion of rhe situa
tion as it relates to this proposition
will have been changed. What an
important matter the discovery and
realization of this fact would be to
the farmers, oil millers and manu
facturers of the south generally? A
ready market at our very doors
would be created at substantial
prices for infinitely more linters
than we would ever be able to pro
duce. This is but one illustration
of value which research may be
made to our people. It Is another
evidence of the fact that we are res
ident over undiscovered and unu
tilized gold mines as potent as any
which have ever been discovered in
the world and as Inexhaustible as
time itself.
There is an old saying that “the
stone which the builders rejected
has now become the head of the cor
ner.” There is a possibility that this
may be true in the case of linters.
We have seen in this generation the
marvelous transformation of the cot
ton seed from a nuisance and a
waste product into one of our most
valuable and important economic as
sets. Through the agency of re
search we may see a change of equal
economic significance and impor
tance take place with regard to the
lowly, despised, and unappreciated
Tanning Beef Hides at Home
G. A. 8., Martin, Ga., writes.
I have two small beef hides I
wish to tan for home use, such
as hame strings and other uses
on the farm. There is no market
for the hides. Can you give me
a home method for tanning the
We have had many requests for
information as to the best method of
tanning hides at home. The follow
ing is a formula recommended by
responsible parties:
In preparing hides for tanning the
first process they are put through
is what is known as soaking and
fleshing. This is done to soften
them and remove the salt, blood and
dirt. After the hides have been
thoroughly softened and cleaned they
must then be fleshed. This consists
in removing all fleshy and fatty mat
ter from the flesh side of the hide.
This can be done entirely by hand
with a sharp knife if one exercises
sufficient patience. On a commer
cial scale this work is now done by
The next process is to put the hide
in a vat containing milk of lime to
loosen the hair and epidermis. Hides
are then placed in what is known as
sweat pits or dark close rooms where
the air is stagnant. This finally
causes the hair to loosen so it can
be readily removed. Before hides
can be tanned they must be put in
a deliming bath of lactic or other
weak acids. Hides are then pickled
by paddling them for about an hour
in a weak solution of sulphuric acid
and salt. __
Home Stills Looked
On With Disfavor
BELFAST, Ireland. Dec. 3.—Home
stills are regarded with much dis
favor by the members of the Irish
republican army who have been
making an extensive sweep of them
in North Donegal. Altogether 40 of
them have been seized and one which
escaped an initial search was later
discovered hidden down a 600-foot
B s Aunt Julia’s
>3 Letterßozx
“Help for the Helpless—Kindness to All
Dumb Things*
No unsigned letters printed.
No letter written on both sides of paper printed.
All letters not to exceed 150 to 200 words.
Dear Children: I want you to begin right away passing along
your Christmas suggestions. Come along boys, I know you do
something at Christmas to make the people around you feel happier
because you are there. Help the other boys along by telling those
things. Christmas isn’t just to let the girls make something for each
other, for father and mother and you, but it is to give you a chance
also to give that outward visible sign of your spiritual happiness
because our blessed Saviour was born on that day. Lovingly,
Dear Aunt Julia and Cousins: I want to
join your happy band of boys and girls. Well,
I will describe myself now: I have brown
hair, brown eyes, medium complexion. I
live in town, but I am visiting my aunt tn
the country. I sure do enjoy the country,
being among the horses, cows and chickens.
How manv enjoy music? I surely do, but
I enjoy singing the best. I have been go
ing to singing schools. Some of your good
looking boytf' and girls write to a new cousin.
Dalton, Ga., Route 4, Box 70.
Dear Aunt Julia and Cousins: Here I
come again. Will you please open the door
and let a little Florida girl in? I have a
lots to tell all of you as I haven't written
in a long time. How many of you cousins
are going to school? I am going, my teach
er’s name is Miss Mayme Smedley. She is
a good teacher r.nd our principal is Miss
Shepard. I guess all of you cousins expect
a good Christmas. How many of you girls
would like to exchange Christmas presents
with me? I will be glad to if there are any_
girls that wish to do so. Please write me,
will answer all letters and cards received
Ocala, Fla.
p. s.—Will some one please send me the
paper that has my letter in it, as I don’t
get it any, more?
Dear Friends: How is everybody today?
I want to know if you will let a new cousin
come in. I have read a few of your letters,
but we do not take the paper. I guess you
would like to know who I am and how I
look. Am 5 feet 4 inches low, have blue
eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion and
am just "sweet sixteen,” and would like to
get letters from any of the cousins. Re
member me as your new cousin.
St. Paul, N. C.
Dear Aunt Julia: Will you let another
girl join your happy circle? I have read
a few of your letters and like to read them.
I am in the seventh grade and like to go
to school fine. I will descrioe myself. I
am 5 feet and 6 inches tall, have brown
Lair and brown eyes, aad fair complexion.
Am 15 years old.
Lumberton, N. C., R. No. 2.
Hello! Aunt Julia and Cousins: Here I
come like a little bird. I hope I will be
admitted to your happy circle of boys and
girls. I have read some of your letters
before and I like to read them. I am going
to school and like it fine. I guess most
all of you cousins are going to school now.
Well, I guess you all are wondering how I
look. Listen, and I will tell you: Five feet
five inches high, dark hair, blue eyes, dark
complexion, weight 100 pounds. I will let
you all guess my age. It is between 13 and
18. If any of you cousins would like to
write let your letters and cards fly. By
by. Love to all.
Lumberton, N. C., Route 2.
Dearest Aunt Julia and Cousins: Here I
come again, tapping for admittance into
your happy band of boys and girls, and I
truly hope that I am admitted. I suppose
you cousins remember me. do you not? I
certainly did receive a lot of letters from
different stages, anl these certainly were
appreciated to the highest. Os course I did
not answer them all, but I answered most |
of them lam bringing several cousins with
me. All you cousins write to your old
Lumberton, N. C., Route 2.
Dearest Aunt Julia and Cousins: Here
comes a North Carolina girl to join your
happy band of girls and boys. I have read
some of your letters before and I like them
just fine. As I am a new member, I will
describe myself. Here I go: I am 5 feet 6
inches tall, weigh 108, have light brown hair,
fair complexion and blue eyes. Let your
letters fly to your new cousin,
Lumberton, N. C., Route 2.
Dearest Aunt Julia and Cousins: Would ,
you let a North Carolina girl join in your
happy band of boys and girls? I live in the
country and certainly do like country life
better than I do town life. I certainly do
enjoy reading the letters that boys and
girls write, and it is so nice of you to give
us a page in The Journal. Now I will de
scribe myself. Now, don’t laugh: Age, 16;
weight, 135 pounds: 5 feet 6 inches tall;
have dark brown hair and eyes, dark com
plexion. I guess I had better hush my
chat. Any letter or cards would be appre
ciated from any of you cousins. Your new
Lumberton, N. C., Route 2.
Dear Aunt Julia and Cousins: Here comes
an Alabama girl, but I live in Florida
now. I live on a farm. I go to school now,
am in the seventh grade. I will describe
myself, please don't run: I have blonde
hair, dark brown eyes, between dark and
fair complexion, 5 feet 4 inches tall, and
twelve years old. I like to read the cousins'
letters very much. I hope Aunt Julia hasn’t
any billy goat. Please print by letter. Mr.
Wastebasket might get it. I will be glad
to get any letters or postcards and will try
to answer all letters sent to me. I am a
friend' and schoolmate of Eula Mae Dukes.
Your new cousin,
Sumica, Fla.
P. S. —I inclose 5c for the orphan.
Dear Aunt Julia and Cousins: Will you
please let a little North Carolina girl enter
into your happy band of boys and girls?
I Hive in Albemarle, N. C., and go to the
A. N. I. J. to school and like it fine. I
have auburn hair, brown eyes and fair com_
plexion, weigh 110 pounds, height 5 feet 2
inches, and am sweet sixteen. How do you
all like my description? Well, as I am
nfraid Mr. Wostebasket is near, I will
close hoping to hear from some of you good
looking boys and girl real soon. Your niece
and cousin. NELLIE LOWDEN.
Albemarle, N. C., Route 4, Box 156.
Dear Aunt Julia nnd Cousins: Here come
two little girls from the lan dos flo ' Ters
knocking for admittance. Guess everybody
is in school. We are and are having a good
time and learning fast. We haves a dear
teacher, of whom we are proud. We, like
most of the cousins, live on the farm and
are proud to say we do. Guess you all are
wondering with the greatest wonder what
we look like, so if you all will get blund
Mr. Miller Has Been Getting
Results Lite This For Years.
"During the worst part of last winter,
with cold, blustery days and damp ground,
we got 20 to 26 eggs a day out of 30 hens.
Have used Don Sung for several years and
always with wonderful results. Ana tl ‘ e
eggs are better, larger and heavier. —E. E.
Miller, 509 Lamar st., Fort Worth, Texas.
With the right kind of help, your hens
will lay all winter. It’s no trouble and
costs nothing to try.
Give your hens Don Sung and watch re
sults for one month. If you don’t find that
it pays for itself and pays you a good profit
besides, tell us and your money will be
cheerfully refunded. .
Don Sung (Chinese for egg-laying) is a
scientific tonic and conditioner. It is eas
ily given in the feed, improves the hen’s
hea’th and makes her stronger and more
active. It is guaranteed to get the eggs,
no matter how cold or wet the weather.
Don Sung can be obtained promptly from
your druggist or poultry remedy dealer, or
send 50c for a package by mail prepaid.
Burrell-Dugger Co., 214 Columbia Bldg., In
dianapolis, Ind. —(Advertisement.)
I direct to Planters
Small or Large Lots by Express, Freight or Par
cel Post. Pear. Plum, Cherry, Berries, Grapes.
Nuts. Shade aid Ornamental Trees. Vines and
Shrubs. Catalog FREE:
TENN. NURSERY CO.. Box 21. Cleveland, Tenn.
Dear Madam: Will you please tell
me through your columns how
much does a hemstitching machine
cost, and where I could buy one?
Do you think It would pay to do
this kind of work ?. country town,
or would It only pay in a city.
Thanking you for any advise y’Du
can give me, I am
Yours truly,
Answer—Write-to C. G. Lambert,
general agent Singer Machine com
pany, Grant building, Atlanta, Ga.,
for (information regarding hem
-stiching machine. It may pay you
to own one. Perhaps you can take
orders from the towns near thg town
in which you live.
I would like to learn millinery. I
have a desire to go to Athens. Is
there any place in Athens where
millinery is taught? If so what do
they charge to teach any one? Does
Athens have a Y. W. C. A. or any
place of that kind for working girls
to board, and what do they charge
for board? Thanking you in ad
vance for your' information.
X. X. X.
Answer —Yes, there is a Y. W. C.
A. in Athens, Ga., also Y. M. C. A.
If you are seeking Information in
regard to these places write to sec
retary of Y. W. C. A., Athens, Ga.
and you will get direct answers to
all questions asked about millinery
or any other kind of work or pro
I am coming to you for advice,
but not about love affairs. lam a
married man of twenty-two years.
I work on the farm and I do not
like farm work. I would like to get
a Job on the street car in Atlanta,
if there is any chance. I can make
anything farming. »I am not able
to do hard work. If you could give
me any advice whether I can get a
job or not it will be appreciated. I
hope to see this in print in'The At
lanta Journal.
Yours truly,
Write a letter to Mr. Wade H.
Wright, Georgia Railway and Elec
tric company, Atlanta, Ga. If he
can find a place for you or thinks
you can fill the bill, as motorman
or conductor on street cars here, he
will inform you. However, you can
write the letter, try him and see if
you can get a job with the railway
We are two lonely girls seeking
your advice. Will you please help
us out?
I, Kate, have been going with a
boy one year. We are engaged. He
loves me dearly, and I love him. I
am twenty-three years old, have
blue eyes and light curly hair. He
is twelve years my senior, and has
blue eyes and dark hair. Do you
think he is too old for me? Please
Please advise me what color t»
be married in, as I anj to be mar
ried this winter. I am twenty-one,
have bobbed hair and am a brunette.
I am going to runaway to be mar
ried. Thank you, sign our name
Answer —Your future husband is
thirty-five and you are twenty
three years of age. He isn’t too
old for you. Better a little old than
too young. He may bring you years
of happiness. He knows what he’s
about, having had ample time to
select a wife, and there is no rea
son why you and he shouldn’t marry
and be very happy. Bobbed hair
brunette, why are you going to run
away to marry? You are of age. It
would be much nicer and more gen
teel to be married at home. Mo
rocco-colored duvetyn trimmed in
squirrel would be fetching on you.
Brown or taupe trimmed in moleskin
would be pretty; also the everlast
ing midnight blue trimmed in gray
wool embroidery, a black satin hat
would be In keeping. The purse has
a great deal to do with the style
and costume. Just now teh shops
are offering real bargains in suits
and one-piece dresses.
the door we’ll describe ourselves. I, Grace,
have dark brown hair, brown eyes, fair
complexion, rosy lips, am 5 feet 4 inches
high, 16 years of age, and m the ninth
grade, weigh 120 pounds. I, Delma, have
black hair, blue eyes, fair complexion, rosy
lips, am 5 feet 4 inches tall, 16 years of
age and am in the ninth grade, weight 120
pounds. We are great chums at school.
Any of you boys and girls wishing to write
to us, just let your letters fly. We’ll as
sure you an answer. Listen, Lewis Sutton,
let your letters fly to the Letter Box. Your
nieces and cousins,
Altha, Fla. «
Dear Cousins: Please admit five school
chums into your happy band of boys and
girls. We are all in school today. We do
not enjoy school life very much. We live
in north Georgia and like ou? home fine.
We will describe ourselves and go. I, Irene,
am still in my teens, have gray eyes and
light hair; guess my age. I, Birdie, and
still in my teens, have brown hair and
brpwn eyes; guess my age. I, Clyde, am
still in my teens, with black hair and blue
eyes. We would like to hear from boys anil
girls in Georgia and other states.
Rockmart, Ga., Route 4.
Hello, Aunt Julia and Cousins: Have
comes a South Carolina girl knocking for
admittance. I, like lots of the cousins, live
on the farm and like it fine. I have never
lived in town, but I don’t imagine that I
would like it at all. Daddy takes The Jour
nal and I enjoy reading It, especially the
letter box. Sister- ha* written to the letter
box once, some of you may remember her,
Ruby Farmer. What do you cousins do for
pastime? I tat, read and have picked some
cotton. I am somewhat tired of the latter.
I will give a hurried description of myself:
Five feet 5 inches low, weigh 115 pounds,
have blue eyes, auburn hair and my age is
between 16 and 19, the one that guesses my
age, I will send them my photograph. All
you who write me will receive an answer,
for I am crazy about corresponding. The
best of wishes from
Greer, S. C., Route 4 ;
Dear Aunt Julia and Cousins: May 1 come
into your cozy band of boys and girls? What
do you cousins do for pastime? I read and
help mamma in the house. . I live on the
farm, but I can not say I like it. I will
describe myself and go: Black hair, brown
eyes, medium complexion, 14 years old.
Who has my birthday, February 17? All of
you cousins let your letters fly to
Dacusville, S. 0., Route 2.
The Country Home
Any student of American history
understands that the United States
opened its doors wide Wnen the
country was young—to all the down
trodden and oppressed peoples of
the old world. Those who were per
secuted for their religion or their
allegiance to kings who lost their
thrones, or who like the Irish, came
here to get bread to eat—and pay
for their labor—were welcomed to
our shores.
As the years rolled on, this open
door became a subject of dispute
and of political contention. In 1855 •
the Know-Nothing party came into
existence with the slogan: “America
for Americans.” I have in my pos
session an old set of documents
which were used in organizing a
chapter or klan, with this idea of
having Americans kept in author
ity, in lieu of foreigners who were
crowding into our country, and who
were ignorant, not only of our
laws and traditions, but of our lan
guage. I have the names of the
men who composed that particular
organization in the community. It
was a political issue state
of Georgia. Hon. Alexander H.
Stephens was the recognized leader
of the “open door” immigration, and
Hon. Benjamin H. Hill was the ora
tor on the other side.
The newspaper files of that era
would furnish interesting data, and
the young people of the state know
next to nothing of the heat and
fury of that gubernatorial campaign.
Hon. Herschel V. Johnson was
elected governor in 1853, and he,
with Mr. Stephens, were the leaders
in the politics of that era.
I wish some of our fine reporters
for the present-day newspapers
would take up this subject, and let
the flashlight shine on the political
excitement of that stormy time in
Georgia history.
This was before the Civil war —
which became the vital issue-based
on the retention of the institution
of domestic slavery in the southern
states. The slavery question
drowned out the immigration ques
tion completely.
Foreigners residing in the United
States took sides for and against
slavery. Foreigners entered both
Federal and Confederate armies.
There was no time to consider who
came over from the kingdoms and
empires of the old world.
After the Civil war, these immi
gration questions were almost com
pletely sidetracked. President Hayes
placed Carl Schurz in his cabinet —
and Schurz had been forced to flee
from his native Germany—to save
his neck.
This immigration question looms
up now. It is a vital issue. On its
solution depends the probable ex
istence of our own republic.
For Consumption '
The following preparation for
treating consumption is reprinted by
request. • x
The distinguished Dr. Hoff, of
Vienna, has made public a remedy
for consumption. It is the result
of years of practical investigation
and is fortified by his experience in
the treatment of the disease accord
ing to the formula he has recently
proclaimed. We here give this for
mula, or prescription, as he has
communicated it to the world
through the medium of the Central
News agency:
“Acid, arsenic, .1.
"Kai. carbon, dep., .2.
“Acid cinnamylic, .3.
“Aqua destill., .5.
“Coque usque ad perfectam solu
tionem; deinde adde cognac, 2.5.
“Extr, laudan. aqua., .3.
“Quod in aqua destill., 2.5.
“Solutum et deinde filtratum fult.”
Converted into plain English the
formula runs as follows:
“Arsenic acid 1 part, carbonate of
potash 2 parts, cinnamyllic acid 3
parts, and distilled water 5 parts;
heat until a perfect solution is ob
tained, then add 25 parts of cognac
and 3 parts of watery extract of
opium which has been dissolved in
25 parts of water and filtered.”
And next comes Dr. Hoff’s state
ments and specifications:
“Dr. Hoff’s directions are: 'At
first take six drops after dinner and
supper, gradually increasing to
twenty-two drops.’
“He states that he has tried the
remedy on 200 patients from the low
est classes, who had been long un
der observation.
“Mild cases were quickly cured,
and partial cures were soon brought
about in severer cases. The appe
tite and weight were increased
steadily, the fever lowered, night
sweats, Insomnia, and asthmatic
symptoms lessened, cough decreased,
and rattle stopped. The patients are
asked only to keep the kidneys in
“The duration of the treatment de
spends entirely upon the condition
of the patient. Mild cases are cured
in two months, bu the more severe
require a year or two.
“Dr. Hoff says he does not claim
for the solution the power of a
magic wand, which cures at touch;
but he can state this—that one of
his patients had cavities in the
lungs big enough to put one’s fist
into, yet he was cured in about two
years. It is absolutely necessary
that the solution should be taken
after eating, when the stomach is
“The treatment must not be forced
by increasing the doses. As long as
the patient shows signs of improve
ment the dose should not be. in
creased. It is sometimes beneficial
to reduce the dose.”
Evidently, Dr. Hoff is not a quack
with a nostrum to sell or a prophy
lactic to exploit. He is a professor
of medicine, recognized as high au
thority in the scientific world, but
he submits his remedy on its mer
its, without money and without
price, solely in the man
kind and for the honor of the benef
icent profession he represents. At
least it is worthy of thoughtful con
DETROIT, Dec. I.—Henry Ford,
accompanied by Thomas A. Edison,
will probably leave Detroit tomor
row night en route to inspect the
Muscle Shoals nitrate plant, in Ala
bama, which he has offered to pur
chase from the government.
Mr. Edison is going with Mr. Ford
to assist in making an estimate of
the cost of completing the project.
Mr. Edison is expected to join Mr.
Ford here tomorrow. The party
plans to travel byway of Cincinnati
and Nashville.
The party, which will be in charge
of Edsel Ford, expects to arrive at
Muscle Shoals Monday.
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