THE CONNECTICUT LABOR PRESS.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
1 PITH AND POINT
You can- always judge the
wheels in a man's head by the
spokes that come from his
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.
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
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.
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
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
"I am glad to
hear of such
ing on day after
day," said the
said the Arizona
"What do you
mean by 'Now,
now'?" asked the
"Why don t you
say, 'Then, then,
or To be, to
"I Am the Fly
"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
"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
"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
"And why may not I, the great Fly
ing Phalanger. be rude if I wish?" he
"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
"All right, tell me," said the Flying
Phalanger In a high and mighty man
"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
"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
"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
Are the natives of Poland tall or
Tall. Because a Pole measures 16
How many foreigners make a man
Forty Poles make one rude (rood).
In a Name.
"See that boy over there? He's nick
"Oh. why's that?"
"Because he shrinks from washing."
Therefore Insist Upon Gen
uine "Bayer Tablets
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
Aspirin is the trade mark of Bayer
Manufacture of Monoaceticacidester of
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
- ' 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.
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
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
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
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.
Band for fre Virginia. Farm and Timber
Bulletin. DaMUtment Q., Emporia, Virginia
YOU CANT GUT OUT
but you can clean them off promptly with
and you work the hone came time.
Doea not blister or remove the
hair. $2.50 per bottle, delivered.
Will tell you more if you write.
Book 4 R free. ABSORBINE, JIL,
the antiseptic liniment for mankind,
reduce Varicose Veins, Ruptured
Miuelc or IJgimraM. Eotarr e4 Gland Wcaa,
Cjrm AUar rain middy. Price S1.2S a book
at drurrUw or ddirertd. Made i tbe V. . A. bf
W. F.YOUNG. P. D. F.. !10TMpwSL,Serlngflal4. Mas.
We nave an attractive offering- that will ap
peal to you; details. Merchants Petroleum
Cm., Southwestern Life Bid-. Dallas. Texas.
SHAW GETS MEDAL
Four of the olive trees on the his
toric Mount of Olives are known to be
at least S00 years old.
The police at Phoenix, Ariz., who ar
rested a man charged with obtaining
money wrongfully from banks, found
stitched into the lining of his over
coat $6,000 in $50 and $100 bills.
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
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
Libby, M?Neill & Libby
AKE YOU NERVOUS ?
Are you sufferintp from sleeplessness?
Do you spend restless nlghter .
will bring you quick and lasting relief. Oon-
tains no alcohol nor any habit-forming drug. '
Pries 75c per bottle, in ali drug stores -
Tribunal BtulcSng 828. New York City
Oklahoma-Texas Oil Scoot offers services lm '
purchasing leases near drilling wells, .shars
profits; chance to make easy money; small .
AGENTS Easy Money taking orders for our
Guaranteed Hosiery. We deliver and collect;
pay you weekly; write today for particulars.
Guarantee Hosiery, Hudson St.. Ho bo ken. N.J.
Farm Hands Wanted Fifty experienced la
milking and general farm work; good wages. :
good borne. The Dutchess Employment Agcy
26S Main St.. Poughkeepsie. N. Y. - Job guar.
AGENTS 800 PER CENT PROFIT i SIO.OO
DAILY. New device; every home - buys.
Sample 29 cents silver. ECONOMIC DEVICE!
COMPANY. Box 43S, New Bedford. Mass.
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
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 is the sum of
national industry, energy and upright
ness. Samuel Smiles.
t Brown Yes, I took Smith's note
for a thousand dollars for my car.
I suppose that he is reliable and all
Jones Well, he's trtjthful, anyway.
He told me that you - made ' him a
present of it.
Mrs. Benham The vocabulary of the
average person is about 700 words.
Benham Seven . hundred words
wouldn't last you more than an hour
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