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Putnam County Herald
Subscription Price 60 Cents a Year
Entered u Second Ciase Hail Matter at the
Poet Office at Cookeville. Tena.
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fbt Writer Lttt His Imagination
.''Ltad Hi.n Into- Conditions
' That Are Typical
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fTh Farm Her Pioturod Can Be Dvi
' plicated In May Places InTewne
nd Therefor the Story Will Inter
hi Many Farmers do you nav
Draft "Mares On 'Your FarmT
I By R. M. Murphy, Livestock Special
1st, DiTision of Agricultural Exten
sion, University of Tennessee, Knox-
''Wi go a visiting to a livestock farm
and ask that w be shown the live-
itook thereof. We are first taken out
lo U barn for a look at the horses
sad there are led oat, for our gratifl
sation, "specimens"-yrhlch embody the
Mrtection of grace and beauty and
Ihelr owner recounts, with facility the
toted sires and dams in their' lines of
ancestry, calling particular' attention
to their respective two-minute per
lormances and, by chance, referring to
prawn Squirrel, Hal Patch, etc., .whose
tames we,' of course, repeat after him
as an Indication that we have a con
versational acquaintance with them
Frankly, we are not looking for just
Ibis kind of horse and as w admire
thorn a question occurs and recurs to
V minds as to the use that is being
made of them in connection with the
operation of the farm. There is no
". loubting the pleasure w should have
enjoyed spinning along as a result of
. their spirited aetlon but wo have been
brought out to the farm in a Ford and
have made arrangements to return by
th same method.
"By chance we observe that the liv
ery stable to which w are directed
for transportation out to the farin has
been converted into a garage and when
we express a preference for a nice
team, we are informed that horses are
no longer used for such purposes and
- that a Ford will go anywhere.
'In the face of such an argument, w
acquiesce for we can see that from the
stable owner's standpoint he la exactly
right. His patrons are more concerned
about quick .service than about pleas
ure rides. Their chief concern is to
make a trip and return as quickly as
possible. The horae has been rele
gated to the past and this will occur
with greater rapidity as good roads
come. The wonder of it all is that this
farmer should, because of sentiment
for the things of the past, still cling
to the light horse which he himself
can not use os his farm and which has
been superceded on the highway.
Further inquiry develops the fact
that he Is doing his farm, work with
big mules, very satisfactorily indeed
and, as they pass forcefully by, their
massive conformation assures us that
their dams were draft-bred mares.
Were it only a matter of business with
him rather than sentfme he would
undoubtedly be keeping draft mares
Instead of light mares, raising the kind
of workstock he has found best adapt
ed to his purpose and the kind that
th market is demanding.
w. a. s.
1 The Food Production Drive which
took much of the time of th County
aVgeats during April has' proves It
iralu. Farmers wet asked to state,
on pledge sheets prepared for th pur
pot, th number of aeres in certain
stapl crop on their tarn la 1917 and
to number they planned for th same
eropa la 1918.' The response waa al
most unanimous where farmer could
be reached. . The result for th Gov
ernment will brlag Tennessee to "th
front 11a tremens" of food and fd
production.' ' v - '
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uniform accounting system
rennesiee farmers has been completed
by the specialists of the Division of
Extension of th University of Tb
as, KnoxrtU. The system, which
is adapted to th average Tennesee
farm, is now ready for distribution. '
That there Is a graat need of stand
ardising account keeping in this field
f business is recognised by those who
bav come in contact . with It. This
if stem has been tried out on a number
f farms, and has proven very satis
factory.' '
' Th Division of Extension ' is pre
pared to furnish copies of the system,
and in bo far as practicable, to render
assistance thru its representatives, to
Jarmers desiring its installation.
; w. st. s.
Medical Science
Keeps Pace With
Great Military Achievement
That medical sciecne is not asleep
during the war is proven by the man
cer in which the possibilities offered
by the discovery of Irogan were in-
scantl. realized and . developed for
tbft good of humanity,.
Irogen, scientists say, is the ele
ment nature requires for rebuilding
the blood nd vital powers. It is al
ready being used extensively to re
build human wreckage and it is pre
dieted that before the present yea?
is over, millions of weaklings and
chronic sufferers from nervous and
physical complaints will have become
strong, sturdy, robust ynen and worn
en through the strengthening effects
of this new treatment,,
Irogen is a discovery for the weak,
auhorities point put. Weak nerves.
weak muscles, weak ptomacha, f.ln
tact, we a organs in general an
strengthened by It, and those who
have taken it say that even weak
complexions, pale and sallow, take
on the ruddy appearance of health
under the influence of Irogen.
Already Irogen Is toeing recom
mended by physicians and druggists,
to take the, place of all so-called ton
ics. . Hospitals are using it for con
valescents, and sanitar'-'ums are us
ing it for all manner of nervous and
physical weaknesses. : Physicians and
diuggists are recommending Irogen
to those whose vital powers are run
down , by overwork, worry and dis
ease and many . thousands have al
ready profltted by its strengthening
and reconstructive work... , ,.,..-
Warning .ls glven however, that
owing to, its known flesh building
powers, those who for any reason do
not desire to , add flesh are advised
not to 'take Trogen. ,.,.,.. ; (
, Note Irogen, , the proluct mention
ed above, is now on sale in Cooke
viUe by Wyly's Drug Stores; in. Buf
falo Valley . by, Maddux t Mercantile
Co.; ... in Silver Point by Womack
Bros.;' in Algood by Algood Drag Co.,
and In . Monterey by the Monterey
Cash . Drug Store. Advertisement
We are having some very hot, dry
weather here, The boys are leaving
for the training camps every day.
Most of the young men are gone, so
this Is a .very lonesome place, . . "
Leo Swearlngen has rteurned after
a few months spent in Tennessee.
Ferry Smith and Cook Allen are
here looking things over,
Sam Gailbreath la back on the Job
after a visit with his girl at Hanford,
f rea wnittaker was looking very
happy Sunday as his girl was here.
, J. D. Johnson is planning for a trip
to his old home in Tennessee.
Benton Anderson and Burt Flatt
are candidates for marshall in Coal
inga. Hope the boys will make good
as they are both well qualified.
Willis Maxwell will go to work for
Dee Dailey in September.
Coalinga is a dry town now. Was
voted dry by 88 .votes. We still have
gambling wide open, but w'll close
tuat some day I hope. ,
Ike Hix of Jackson county was
here Sunday witn his girl in that new
oar. Ike says it will make 50 mjles
an hour.- - , ... - . ;
Armel Hix was here yesterday.'
, " J. M. T. '
We are having some dry weather
now and would like to see a shower.
School at Poat Oak is progressing
niceJy with H. E. Phillips as princi ¬
Mrs. Ollie Phy la very low.
Aunt Mary Phy is visiting at Bill
Buck's this week. .J J.
Laurence Buck is a regular vis
itor at Prof. Gilliam's. ,
Miss Estilee Gilliam is very sick at
tjiis writing with appendicitis.
Sunday school at Post Oak is get
ting on nicelyv . , ' :
. A protracted meeting will begin at
this place next Sunday, Aug. 11. .
Rev. Fount Smith visited at A.
Phillips', last Sunday : ;
Mrs. Avo Thompson is lmprlving.
Cousin Nannje .Buck of Liberal,
Kansas, I would love to soe you.
Several from here have been at
tending the meeting at ( Paran, this
week. 7
Paul Smith; who has been in Day
ton, Ohio, for some jUme, has return
ed home. " . v .
Cousin Stella Pendergrass I would
like to hear from you.
lira. Olli Meachum of Cookeville
is visiting home folks this week.
H. E. Phillips and little son O Us
spent Sunday night at J. S. Ford's.
We make all the harness we,
sell. .Our shop-made harness is
much better than the factory
made harness. We know this
to be a fact for we have sold
both. You cas't afford to buy
shipped harness when you can
buy our shop-made harness.
. , Jere Whitson Hardware Co.
Thqy coma Id
THie Maker oif Banndaiges
Red Cross Workers Solve in One Minute the
Mystery of the Stony Hearted
" . Mrs. Britt. ?
diamond Is not the hardest thing
in the world. A diamond will cut
glass and bore through case' hardened,
tempered chrome steel, but glass and
steel the diamond Itself too are soft
compared to some things. The hardest
thing lb the world is a hard woman.
Mrs. Britt was such a woman.
I have seen hard women in my time,
but never one who was harder. She
smiled seldom, and when she smiled It
was like the glitter of Ice. . She spoke
Infrequently, and when she spoke her
speech was the tinkle of hall on slate
roofing. She did not look aa If she bad
ever wept In her life.
- Every morning Mrs. Britt appeared
at the Red Cross auxiliary in upper
Broadway. She was the first to arrive
in the morning, the last to leave at
night. No one knew much about her,
thought She was not the sort that
make confidences. But that she was a
worker a hard worker no one would
dispute. Efficiency, as you'd suppose,
was a trait of Mrs. Brltt's.
re Efficient Women HardT 1
Efficiency dreadful word that I How
often hard women are efficient 1 How
often efficient' woman are hard I She
was both, Mrs. Britt The moment she
came In at the door she had her hat
and Jacket off. The next Instant she
was at her place, ber mouth set, grim,
austere and hard hard at work. Prob
ably she did her work only from a sense
of duty. Hard women always profess
that trait Duty, duty I But. then,
few women are as hard as Mrs. Britt
In contrast to her was Mrs. Farlow.
She was soft and womunly and gentle
the exact opposite. She was not
very - efficient of course, though she
tried. Day after day Mrs. Farlow sat
at the work table, her mouth quiver
ing, smiling wistfully, the tears starting
in her eyes. The bandages that came
from her were often soiled and rum
pled, poorly sewn, too, by her poor lit
tle trembling fingers. It was a won
der she could even see to sew at alL
Again and again what she turned in
had to be thrown away.
- But no one reprimanded her. No one
even let fall a hint that she was more
of a burden than a help. The hearts
of all those women ached with woman
ly pity for the voor, stricken mother.
Once In awhile, though. In her corner
at the back of the room Mrs. Britt
would turn around and throw a glance
at her. The glance was aa hard as
rocks harder, In fact t v
Mrs. Farlow had a son in th Rain
Bow division. The son was the oldest
of her four children, and until he went
away the little mother had been the
Mpplest woman In the world. Now any
day he might be ordered oil to France.
a.iOc.ui cfUnjpealtaLl Pain"
The Air ericanRed Cross
ikd I; cam&to yoxi . " o
Of the Vigilante. " 1 -
His picture was In the locket she
wore. Every half hour she would stop
her work to look at it Sometimes, her
face wistful, she would show it to the
other workers, voicing the anguish that
with every waking breath she drew
twanged hollowly in ber mother's heart
One afternoon Mrs. Farlow's oldest
daughter came hurrying In. Her face
was white. She had Just learned that
the Rainbow division had been ordered
Mrs. Farlow rose, her face tragic.
One glance she gave about her, then
she collapsed, sinking to the floor. In
her fall she overturned a huge pile of
antiseptic gauze Just torn into squares
for Triangulars No. 13.
The room instantly was in confu
sion. Instantly every one sprang to
the mother's aid that Is, very one
but Mrs. Britt. She rose and rescued
the bandages under foot. Then, her
face hard as nails,' grimly Mrs. Britt
went back to her work. When Mrs.
Farlow, still stricken, was led away to
her car outside the drab figure in the
corner was plugging away as mechan
ically and methodically as ever. The
one glance she threw over her shoul
der at the weeping woman was almost
A hard woman, Mrs. Britt ; a heart'
less one, too, -It was agreed.
For days nothing was seen at the
auxiliary Nof Mrs. Farlow. It was un
derstood that in her grief and appre
hension she was ill In bed. Then one
afternoon, pallid and quivering, she
came in at the door. She smiled wist
fully when the others gathered about
her. "Let me work," she appealed
plaintively. 1 "Work may help me not
to think." ---.'- V- -
-7 Her Bandage Worthies.
She look a bandage and tried to
sew. She made poor work of it how
ever. Then her head sank on her
breast and the bandage slipped from
her hands. "I can't oh, I can't I" she
wept . ..
Once more she was led away.
The same thing happened three or
four' days later. A week later the
mother wandered In again. By now
the first of the troops were In the
trenches, and her ' pale, transparent
face was like a wraith's. She took a
bandage ; she tried to sew, and for ft
third time Mrs. Farlow gave in. 1
"Oh, my boy, my boy I" she walled.
The next Instant a face was thrust
into hers. The face was Mrs. Brltt's.
and the hard, bony visage was quiver
ing with 111 concealed anger and con
tempt. ' ':
"Sit down I Stop It I" said Mm
Britt With on hand she thrust Mrs.
Contributed by Frank Godwin.
Farlow back on ber chair; with th
other she thrust at her the half fin
ished bandage.' Her tone as grim as
her face, she spoke, and again th
sound of it was like hall pattering on
slate. "You're not thinking of your
son," she said. , "You're Just thinking
of yourself I"
There was a murmur of remon
strance. Mrs. Britt heard It, and she
flashed a look about her. But when
she spoke again it was to Mrs. Farlow
she spoke. .
Think of Your Son.
"You're not the only mother In this
war," she said. "If you thought a lit
tle more about them and a little less
about yourself you'd be doing some
thing. You'd be helping your son, for
one thing!"
"Why, what do you mean?" gasr&d
Mrs. Farlow.
' Mrs. Britt smiled another adanitnt
Icy smile. ,.
"Your son wouldn't die for want of
care. Any one of those bandages I've
seen you ruin might save his life. Any
one of them might save the life of
some other mother's son !"
Mrs. Farlow shrank as if she had
been struck. She'd never thought of it
that way before. ,
. The silence, the grim reserve, which
had cloaked Mrs. Britt seemed for a
moment to quit hef. "I have no son,"
she said, her flinty voice biting out the
words. . "I had one, but he died at
Guantanamo. It was In the Spanish
war," snapped Mrs. Britt "and there
were no bandages nothing. That'
why he died. That's why I'm here
now. It's to keep other women moth
ers from becoming the sort of woman
I am." A harsh, brittle laugh escaped
her. "Oh, I know what you think of
me. Pre heard what you said. ' Well,"
said Mrs. Britt. "my son wouldn't hav
died like that maybe If I hadn't sat
around sniffling . and snuffling never
umus a uitug.
Then, ber lips drawn into a bony
smile, she glanced about her one
more and stalked back to her place in
the corner. : : " ,
That night Mrs. Farlow rose from
her place at the bandage table and
sought the table at the back. For the
first time that day Mrs. Farlow had
managed to create half a dozen band
ages, none of which had to be thrown
away. Timidly she held out a band to
the drab, dingy figure In the corner. .
"I I've done better today," she said
Mrs. Britt looked up at her. Out of
the confer of one glassy eye something
welled, then fell, running slowly down
her cheek. .7. 7'. . - ,i : .
"He was only twenty. He was all I
iMut," Mild Mrs. Britt, . , ;
Af War With Yourself!
Keep np the fight; do not give na
Nature is trying to serve you in conquer'
Ing the wrongs that may exist
Red blood. Vim, courage, vitality, all
seem lacking. No wonder you are nerv
ous and discouraged.
Why not call to your aid a strong,
dependable ally? Dr. Pierce's Golden
Medical Discovery has for nearly -fifty
years proven Its merits as a most power
ful tonic and blood builder to the many
thousands who have been returned to
good health by Its use.
Clear the coated tongue, get rid of
unsightly skin trouble. Let this remark
abU remedy rid your body of the im
purities of the blood, let It ton and
strengthen you. It often cures the linger
ing chronic cough. " '
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
is absolutely herbal, free from alcohol
or dangerous habit -forming drugs. All
druggists. Liquid or tablets. "
Woodford.Tknh. "This is to certify
that I have osed
Doctor Pierce't
Golden Medical
li. Discovery for my
ill two ' little dots.
One had night
sweats, poor appe
tite, sallow com
plexion, and bad
Unit crmnrinv twit
after pivinir him nart nf kntt! (
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the Discovery ' be commenced to gain
and grow He doesn't have the night
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other kittle boy bad scrofula and 'tbsj
medicine cured him after the doctor!
medicine had failed. 1 do not hesitate to
recommend the 'Discovery' ai all time,"
-Mas. Rosa Lkk Hooam. Route 1.
. -BAXTER R. 2
Burr Mills, who .has been real sick.
is , improving. .
School at Bussel 1 Is progressing
nicely, under the management of Mrs.
Mary Ellis.
The protracted meeting began at
Union Grove Sunday. Services day
ond night. Everybody invited.
L. V. Kilgore returned to Nash
ville Saturday. ,
Erma Howell spent Sunday with
her sister, Mrs. Tina Bussell. , , t
Stocia Mitchell and Ima Scott were
lonesome Sunday.
Cousin Elsie Mitchell why don't
you, write Jp mo? tJ
I will closo by asking for a shower
of birthday cards for Stocia Mitchell,
Baxter, R. 2, on Aug. 12.
Mrs. Charley Harness and child
ren spent Sunday night with her sis
ter, Mrs. D. Mills.
Matt Judd filled his regulra ap
pointment down on Town Creek last
Mrs. Lizzie Mills Is some better.
Alice Judd and Sarah Hicks visited
Mae and Notie Lafever Sunday.
Casto Farley made a trip 0 Rock
wood last week.
Miss Ina Grimes spent Friday at
D. Mills's. '
Ora Carr is spending the week witn
home folks.
Petway McCaleb says he likas
Kentucky fine. . '' - .' '
Miss Velma Rice spent one night
last week with her sister in Cooke
ville. . 7-
May the Lord bless all of the sol
dier boys. . SUNFLOWER.
Government Sends
An Urgent Call
The President of. the Civil Serv
! Commission recently wired:
J ''Need for stenographers and typ-
tists Ct Washington gr-ws&more acute
daily. Increase effort an possible."
Tfte Government and business con
cerns are short, five hundred thous,
and beekkeepers and stenographers,
and are offering beginners salaries
never before heard of.
The Government drafted our Civil
Service Bookkeeping Set, and about
EIGHTY-FIVE per cent of the Gov
ernment's stenographers write the
Shorthand system that we teach-
THE BEST evidence that our courc
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Shorthand, Penmansrip, etc This
notice was clipped from the Put
nam County Herald, Cookeville.
Tenn. ' Yours truly,
7 We hav Just received a new , '
line of bedroom furniture, parlor
suits, etc. Our prices are very
Jere Whitson Hardware Co. J
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