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Soldiers Learn Poultry Farming m ifDD III ?FOT A general view of the poultry farm at base hospital No. 28 at Fort Sheridan, III. The men are here seen feeding the chickens, looking them over, and making a careful study of them, as some day they may have a little chicken farm of their own. They are improving their time to learn while Uncle Sam gives them the opportunity. What Is Man?" Interesting Answer Dealing With Physical Makeup A man weighing 150 pounds will con tain approximately 8,500 cubic feet of gas oxygen, Hydrogen and nitrogen In his constitution, which at 80 cents a thousand cubic feet would be worth $2.80 for illuminating purposes, as serts a writer in the- Electrical Ex perimenter. He also contains all the necessary fats to make a' 15-pound candle, and thus, together with his 3,500 cubic feet of gases, he possesses considerable illuminating possibilities. His system contains twenty-two pounds end ten ounces of carbon, or enough to make 780 dozen, or 9,360 lead pencils. There are about fifty grains of iron In : his blood and the rest of the body would supply enough of this metal to make one spike large enough to .bold his weight. A healthy man contains fifty-four ounces of phosphorus. This deadly poison would make 800,000 batches or enough poison to kill 500 persons. This, with two ounces of lime, make the' stiff bones and brains. No difference how sour a man looks, he contains about sixty lumps of sugar of the ordinary cubical dimensions, and to make the seasoning complete, there are ' twenty spoonfuls of salt. If a man were distilled into water, he would make about thirty-eight quarts, or more than half his entire weight. He also contains a great deal of starch, chloride of potash, magnesium, sul phur and hydrochloric acid in his won derful . human system. Break the shells of 1,000 eggs into a huge pan or basin, and you have the contents of a man from his toenails to the most delicate tissues of his brain. And this Is the scientific answer to the question, -What is man?" Familiar "Hoss-Shoe" Game Proves a Magnet for Many, Despite the Call to Duty The custom of using horseshoes in stead of the large, fiat metal rings with which the "game of quoits is pro fessionally played was ancient when Joseph Strutt wrote his "Sport and Tastimes of the People of England." well over a hundred years ago, and, according to a traveler In modern New England, they are still so used in that part of 'the-worlds The traveler tells of seeing two " Maine farmers meet early one morning in the road in front of a farmhouse. "I'll play you a game of hoss-shoes," suggested one. "I'll play you Just one game," said the other. "I've got a lot of work .to 'do today." So they began playing, and when the traveler passed that way again late In the afternoon they were still at It. They had been play ing horseshoes, all day, and the farm er's wife confided to the traveler, not altogether with admiration, that they hadn't Etopped even for dihner. New Chances. We all get new chances, . . . not eecond chances in the same set of cir cumstances; but the great difference between one person and another is, how he takes hold of and uses his first chance, and how he takes his fall if it Is scored . against; him. Thomas Hughes. Britisher Reads Stars and Sees New World War to Begin in June 1926 There will be another world war be ginning in June, 1926, according to a writer in the British Journal of As trology. This prophet, who signs him self "Sepharial," asks for a serious bearing, inasmuch as he claims to have published a year in advance in each, case the exact date of the war of 1914 and of the cessation of hos tilities. The first phase of the next war," he writes, "will, begin with Turkey, whose perfidy will lead to Its final overthrow in 1921-22. This time Prus alan intrigue will dominate the posi tion in the near East, affecting Greece, Turkey and Russia. But, according to my calculations, the great crisis will not be reached until June, 1926. "In this great war, which may be regarded as Prussia's counter to the wni of 1914-18, the malevolent forces f take their rise in Vienna and Berlin, ascend to Petrograd, penetrate through the whole of Kussla and descend via THE CHAPERON I take my chaperon to the play She thinks she's taking me. And the gilded youth who owns the box, A proud young man is he; But how would his young heart be hurt If he could only know That not for his sweet sake I go Nor yet to see the trifling show. But to see my chaperon flirt. Her eyes beneath her snowy hair They sparkle young as mine; There's scarce a wrinkle in her hand So delicate and fine. And when my chaperon- Is seen. They come from everywhere . The dear old boys with silvery hair, "With old-time grace and old-time air, , To "greet their old-time queen. They bow as my young Midas here Will never 'learn to bow (The dancing masters do not teach That gracious reverence now); With voices quavering just a bit. They play their old parts through, -They talk of folk who used to woo. Of hearts that broke In fifty-two Now none the worse for wear. And as those aged crickets chirp f I watch my chaperon's face. And see the dear old features take A new and tender grace; And in her happy eyes I see 1 Her youth awakening bright. With all its hope, desire, delight Ah, , me! I wish that I' were quite As young as gay as she! w " ' Henry Cuyler Bunner. Origin of Names of Months. January from Janus ; February from februa purification a Sabine word; March from Mars 1 April from aperlo -open ; May from Mala, goddess of growth; June from Junius; July from Julius;, August, from Augustus; Sep tember from septem seven ; October from acto eight; November from novem nine; December from decern ten. MOTHER'S COOK by Make us meet what is, or is to be . With v fervid welcome, knowing it is sent To serve us In some way full excellent. Though we discern it all belatedly. James Whltcomb Riley. Chocolate Sirup. Melt 'two squares of chocolate with two tablespoonfuls of boiling water, a cupful of .sugar and a speck of salt. Add two cupfuls of boiling water, cook five minutes, strain and bottle. Keep in a cool place until needed. Grape Nectar. To a quart of grape juice add a pint of sirup and the juice of four oranges. When ready to serve add a quart of charged water and serve. Grape juice served in a third of a glass of water with ice Is a most refreshing and palatable drink. The grape juice when put up at home is not expensive and may be used for various frozen desserts or puddings as well as for drinks. Ginger Lemonade. Cook a half-pound of Canton ginger and one and one-half cupfuls of sugar, the rind and juice of three lemons and three pints of water 20 minutes. Add the juice of six lemons to the sirup, strain and cool. Serve with ice. Ginger Water. This Is an old-fashioned drink which was used in early times In the fields the Black sea and Turkey in Asia, on to Syria and Palestine." Another allied victory is predicted by Sepharial. Only 31 Persons to Each Square Mile of the Earth There are, as nearly as can be esti mated, 1,623,000,000 persons on this earth. As the land area is fifty-two and a third million square miles, there are, on the average, more than 20 acres for each person. But at present the population is very unevenly distrib uted. Thus, In Asia, which has nearly one-third of the earth's -land surface, there Is one inhabitant to each 13 acres; in Europe, which contains only one-fourteenth of the whole area, there is one person to every 7 acres; in Africa, one to 44 acres, and In Amer ica, one to 78 ; while on the entire earth there are only 31 persons to each square mile. Ten million to fifteen million bush els of sweet potatoes are lost every year through disease. Italy, the World's Most Famous Source for Both Art and Building Marble Italy Is one of the world's most fa mous sources of supply for both art and building marbles, and marble, granite and building stones are the common materials used for buildings in that country. Venice is a fireproof city, built of stone of Istria and mar ble; and the foundations and first courses, at least, of all palaces, pub lic and municipal, buildings, govern ment and business edifices are of these materials. The most important quarries In the Veneto are at and near Verona, the Veronese red and yellow marbles hav ing been favorite building stones since the time when the Coliseum at Ve rona was constructed. For building, they rank next to the stone of Istria in popularity, and are true marbles, while the stone of Istria is not a true marble, although a very hard lime stone, that is much used in Venice, because it resists the action of salt water. Besides their value for construction, the Veronese marbles are in great de mand for decorative work. Among. the names of the several varieties Veronese marbles are white nembro, coral pink, white peach, patridge eye, yellow snail, yellow azure, and para dise. Public Asked to Abstain From Unnecessary Travel to European Countries The state department has reiterated its request that the public abstain for the present from all unnecessary travel to European countries. The de partment asserts that applications for passports to these countries were be ing received in such large and daily increasing numbers that it had been deemed necessary "to emphasize the fact that passports cannot be Issued for Great Britain, France, Switzerland. Belgium or Italy unless positive docu mentary evidence is furnished by appli cants which will satisfy the depart ment of the urgent necessity for visits to thpse countries." Business houses and in some cases relief organizations have applied for passports not in good faith, a state ment by the department said. In 'some cases these passports have been issued before the bad faith was discovered, but it was said that all firms found to have misstated the .facts would be blacklisted. 1 PITH AND POINT You can- always judge the wheels in a man's head by the spokes that come from his mouth. When a girl makes' an assign ment of her love her sweetheart Is Immediately appointed as re ceiver. Every time a man. discovers that some woman has deceived him his vanity gets a severe paralytic stroke. , Taking a walk on an empty stomach is said to cure indiges tion but you should be careful whose stomach you walk on. for a harvest drink. Mix two ' table spoonfuls of ginger with three table spoonfuls of sugar, add a pint or more of chilled water, stir well and serve. Molasses used to be the sweetening instead of sugar. Orangeade. To each tumbler add the strained Juice of an orange, two tablespoonfuls of prepared sirup made by "boiling sugar and water together, and three fourths of a cupful of plain or charged water.' Pineapple Drink. Add a pint of grated pineapple to a pint of prepared sirup and a quart of water. Set on Ice for three hours, strain and serve. Lemon juice Is some times added to this drink with a pint of charged water. Reception Coffee. Make a quart or two of strong cof fee, the amount depending upon the number to serve. Sweeten to taste. Strain and cool' and serve in tall glasses with a spoonful of ice cream on top of each. Refreshing Summer Drinks. The acids in fruits as well as the mineral salts are especially good to quench thirst. Some drinks such as iced milk, chocolate and coffee with cream are of themselves food. No Interpreter Needed if You Are a Curling Fan Curling, like its sister Scottish game of golf, has its own vocabulary. Here is f dialogue in which a Scot in the antipodes tried to Illustrate the "kittle pints" of the game to his New Zealand friends: "What's a pat-lid, Mr. Mac pherson?" asked an inexperienced member of the venerable "skip." "Div ye no see, ye gowk?" said the skip. "Ye ding yer stane cannily, but nae sae fine as the hog it. Nae halfin' fleg, nor jinkin' turn, ye ken, but tentiely, that it aye gangs snoovin' an' straucht as an elder'd walk, hog-snoutherin' amang the guairds, till ye fan' on the verra tee. When ye've dune that, lad die, ye've made a pat-lid, and ye may been the gree !" Iron Ship Lightest. An iron ship weighs 27 per cent less than a wooden one of the same dimensions and will carry 15 per cent more cargo when loaded to the same depth. DADDY3 EVENING I FAinVTAIF 1 1 I HI Is. I IMLL yMai? Graham Bonner ARIZONA WOOD RAT. "I am more thankful every day that I live." said the Arizona Wood Rat, "that I am not an ordinary rat." "I am glad to hear of such thankfulness go ing on day after day," said the Flying Phalanger. "Now, now, said the Arizona Wood Rat. "What do you mean by 'Now, now'?" asked the Flying Phalanger. "Why don t you say, 'Then, then, or To be, to "I Am the Fly ing Phalanger." be?' " "Don't be rude,' said the Arizona Wood Rat. "You know that when I say 'Now, now, I mean now is the time for you to stop making fun of me. "You were making fun of me when I said that I was more thankful every day I was not an ordinary rat. "Well," said the Flying Phalanger, T am glad I am not an ordinary crea ture. I keep up with the times. This is the day of airplanes and flying. The days of steam engines, motorboats and uutomobiles has gone by "Nonsense," said the Arizona Wood Rat. "All of those things are still used." "Ah, my dear Rat," said the Flying Phalanger, "the day has gone by when those things were wonderful and amaz ing and astonishing and new. "But they're still useful," said the Arizona Wood Rat. "They may be useful," said the Fly- 'ing Phalanger proudly, "but they're not he newest thing. Airplanes are the newest thing. And I'm up to date. t keep upwith the times. "I have loose folds of skin which I use for flying. They are like pjanes, they are. Now I am curled up on my straw like any squirrel, but I am not like any squirrel, for I am the flying phalanger, the great flying phalanger, the up-to-date flying phalanger." "Seems to me if you are so pleased with yourself you should be mighty thankful," said the Arizona Wood Rat. "Dear me," said the Flying Phalager, "you are a very silly creature and not my equal at all. I talk to you of high up things, of airplanes, of wings, of flying, of being np to date, and you talk to me of thankfulness. "Gracious, what a commonplace creature you are!" "Don't be rude to me," said the Ari zona Wood Rat, as he wiggled his whiskers. "And why may not I, the great Fly ing Phalanger. be rude if I wish?" he asked. "Of course you may If you wish, but I will tell you a few reasons why you shouldn't be," said the Arizona Wood Rat, still wiggling his whiskers as he talked. "All right, tell me," said the Flying Phalanger In a high and mighty man ner. , "In the first place," said the Arizona Wood Rat, "we are both considered interesting because we are both In the zoo. They didn't bring just you and build a zoo all about you. "They brought me here, too, and not only did they bring both of us, but they brought loads and loads of other animak and birds and creatures, too. "So you needn't be conceited, and while It is all right to be up to date It is a very good thing to be useful, too, and you shouldn't make fun of steam engines and motorboats. They've always done good work and they will still do good work." "I don't see why you stand up for motor boats and steam engines," said the Flying Phalanger, "they're no re lation to you, are they?" "None at all," said the Arizona ? Wood Rat, "but I don't like you to be conceited, and so I tell you that useful things are valuable. "Then, too," con tinued the Arizona Wood Rat, "crea tures who are real ly great and fine and w o n d e r f u 1 don't have to boast ts. about It all the "I Don't Boast, but time. Just remem- I Am Thankful." ber that, Phalanger. "If you are really fine and wonderful and great you won't have to talk about It. Others will always find such things out, and it would seem that you were not wonderful to hear you boast that's never wonderful. "And now that I have given you such good advice, I want to tell you that I practice what I preach. I don't boast, and once again, I tell you, that I am so thankful I am an Arizona Wood Rat. I don't boast of it, but 1 am thankful !" What Flowers Mean. Wild rose, loyalty; carnation, admir ation ; violet, . modest strength ; Easter lily, purity; lily of the valley, sweet ness and modesty ; rose, happy love ; daisy, gentleness ; water lily, influ ence ; poppy, contentment ; cosmos, hope ; chrysanthemum, friendship ; hol ly, triumph. Conundrums. Are the natives of Poland tall or short? Tall. Because a Pole measures 16 feet. How many foreigners make a man uncivil ? Forty Poles make one rude (rood). In a Name. "See that boy over there? He's nick named Flannel." "Oh. why's that?" "Because he shrinks from washing." -Boysr Life. "FAKE" ASPIRIN WAS TALCUM Therefore Insist Upon Gen uine "Bayer Tablets of Aspirin" Millions of fraudulent Aspirin Tab lets were sold by a Brooklyn manufac turer which later proved to be com posed mainly of Talcum Powder. "Bayer Tablets of Aspirin" the true, genuine, American made and American owned Tablets are marked with the safety "Bayer Cross." Ask for and then Insist upon "Bayer Tablets of Aspirin" and always buy them In the original Bayer package which contains proper directions and dosage. Aspirin is the trade mark of Bayer Manufacture of Monoaceticacidester of Salicylicacld. Eternal vigilance may create a de mand for spectacles. Cutlcura Soap for the Complexion. Nothing better than Cuticura Soap daily and Ointment now and then as needed to make the complexion clear, scalp clean and hands soft and white. Add to this the fascinating, fragrant Cutlcura Talcum and you have the Cuticura Toilet Trio. Adv. Truth' Is mighty, but, fortunately, a lot of it can be suppressed. Important to Mothers Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA, that famous old remedy for infants and children, and see that it Signature oljixAJjt - ' i m mm In Use for Over 30 Years. Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria Too many young men empty their sand boxes on the first grade. DR. ANNA HOWARD it tw I i r&V'i s r " - II Recognition of the work of. women during the war was given by the war department when Secretary Baker presented the Distinguished Service Medal to Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, chairman of the woman's committee; of the council of national defense. Doctor Shaw was, at the head of the committee throughout the war. TURKS IN HUNGER DEMONSTRATION Here In front of the Yeni Djami mosque in Constantinople hungry Turk ish citizens are holding a meeting asking the government to feed them. CONDENSATIONS The estimated value of the mineral products of this country for 1918 is more than $5,000,000,000, which is more than $150,000,000 increase over 3917 and nearly $2,000,000,000 more than 1916. The Pacific coast salmon pack of 1917 was 9,847,435 cases, of which 5,705,000 cases came from Alaska, 1.557,435 from British Columbia, 1.860,- 000 from Puget sound and 570,000 from Columbia river. The osage orange growing wild in the southwest waited to find its place in the economic world until the stress of war cut off our foreign supply of dyes and then came into service in bringing into use of a resource there tofore wasted. A Bath (Me.) family occupied last summer a nouse in west wooiwicn and took the pet shepherd dojr with them. The dog was not at home in West Woolwich and would swim across the Narrows, visit his real home, iet something to ent iimi return to West Woolwich either by the ferry- bout or by swfmniing. H0MESEEKER Band for fre Virginia. Farm and Timber Bulletin. 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Oporto, Portugal, despite revolu tionary conditions, exported in a re cent month 2,124,9S0 gallons of wine. England was the largest purchaser, followed in turn by France and Bra zil. Cuba is the United States' best paint customer, except Canada, in the West ern Hemisphere. Our paint exports to Cuba are more than to all of the other Latin republics of North America ; they are 50 per cent more than to Argentina, our best customer in South America. The number of women wage earn ers in Germany is greater than that of any other European country. It is estimated that at present a full third of the economic labor of the empire is performed by women. Their av erage in nine important industries runges from 41 to 67 cents a day. ' 1 $ fSMm I kw i S. 1 l - k i, '; SrA a A cream sauce poured over tern . !. der, uniformly wafer-luce slices of Libby's Dried Beef makes a delightful luncheon at little cost. Ask your grocer today for Ibby s Dried Beef. 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AGENTS WANTED MEN AND LADIESl something new; a big money maker; get It i at once. W. J. SMITH. If N.. Laurel. WORLD'S GREATEST SOLDIER When Sergt. Alvin C. York of the. Three Hundred and Twenty-eighth in-. f antry, Eighty-second division, reput ed to have accomplished .the greatest: single feat of : the war, arrived from France he was greeted by the Tennes-' see Society of . New-York and taken to the Waldorf-Astoria, where, a' dinner, was served In his honorj The sergeant' was presented with $2,000 in; Liberty: bonds. - This photograph I shows Ser-' geant York holding a picture of his aged mother. ' v , Beautiful South Americair Bird. (in csTTia nf rHo Iclonla rf fhn Za mwa-uw V. fU'w . swan atAKf va, sVAg Jm- sVTy cific, in . tropical' South America, Is found the beautiful bird known as the jacana. It is famous for its so-called - cuted by the males to excite the ad miration of the female birds. When jauta aaa &ua7 vui. a ao taruLiie inujr and -: try to win her ' admiration - with -all Its bewitching maneuvers. ,In the dance the wings are ; spread and worked in such a manner 1 that the beautiful colored feathers produce -brilliant effect. " One Cold Leads to Another. "A cold never leaves the individual as well as he. was before -the-cold; -' he must recuperate," ' writes- Prof. Oliver T. Osborne of the Yale School of Medicine In the New York Medical Journal. "Therefore it takes some thing out of him and does something., to him. This is particularly true of", young children. A cold always pre- ' disposes to another cold. ' T Human Ant Hill. - In southern Tunisia Us a mountain of considerable size called Douriat. which once upon a time was an qctlve volcano. Bubbles of volcanic gases made it a veritable honeycomb of caves, which in these days are Inhab ited. In fact, the whole mountain Is a city a human anthill, densely pop ulated. . . , National Progress. National progress is the sum of national industry, energy and upright ness. Samuel Smiles. Same Thina. t Brown Yes, I took Smith's note for a thousand dollars for my car. I suppose that he is reliable and all that? Jones Well, he's trtjthful, anyway. He told me that you - made ' him a present of it. Exhausted. Mrs. Benham The vocabulary of the average person is about 700 words. Benham Seven . hundred words wouldn't last you more than an hour or two.