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Million Drug Addicts in U. S. Nation Leads World in Illicit "Dope Traffic Report to Government Shows The special narcotic committee appointed by former Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo to investigate the drug traffic in the United States has completed its report and presented it to Secretary of the Treasury Glass. The report is of a most sensational character. It shows the United States as the largest consumer of drugs in the world, with more than a million addicts, and more than $61,000,000 spent annually by drug users to satisfy the habit. It also shows a national organization of "dope peddlers," who carry on a lucrative trade in drugs smuggled from Canada, Mexico and along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Although the peace conference has already taken action to protect China from the spread of the opium habit, the report shows tha United States to exceed China and lead ths entire world in the consumption of opium. Our annual consumption of opium is so extensive as to be able to furnish 33 grains of opium yearly to every man, woman and child in the country. The committee's table for the per capita consumption by the United States and foreign countries is a grim story in itself. The table follows: Opium total Consump- annual tlon, consumption, per capita. Country Population. lbs. grains. United States 100,000,000 470,000 S3 Holland 6,000,000 3,000 3 France 40,000,000 17,000 3 Portugal 5,500,000 2,000 2 Germany 60,000,000 17,000 2 Italy 33,000,000 6,000 1 Austria 40,000,000 3.000-4,000 1 3-5 Ninety par cent of the drugs consumed in this country are used for other than medicinal purposes, and opium comes in this category, accord ing' to the report. The traffic is increasing by leaps and bounds. Practically all of the larger cities report increase, and one estimate of the nation's number of addicts included in the report is 4,000,000 persons. The committee's figure of 1,000.000 is thereby shown to be conservative. One-quarter of these 1,000,000 drug users, or 250,000, are unemployed. In this respect alone the traffic caused the country an annual loss in wages of more than $150,000,000. It is estimated that 237,655 persons are receiving treatment in an effort to loosen the hold drugs have on them. The strides the peril is taking, though, are shown by the estimate that 18,299,397 narcotic pre scriptons were filled in the last year. One of the most painful features of the report is that depicting the native-born American as leading in the consumption of drugs. Big Jim Vaughn Has Tackled Pirates Twenty-Eight Times i Won Twenty-Three Games Jim Vaughn, the Cubs big pitcher, wishes that all other National league clubs were as easy for him as are the Pirates. The great southpaw has faced the Pirates 28 times in his six campaigns in the senior major league circuit and has won 23 of these games. He joinej the Cubs in the fall of 1913, but did not work in a game against the Pirat s that year. Jim Vaughn. In 1914 he turned the Smoky city outfit back five times in six starts, and In 1915 won three out of four against the Pittsburgh crew. In 1916 he was charged with losing two games to the Pirates, though he entered both of these games In the closing innings, go ing to the relief of a team mate. He beat them five times In a row in 1917 and five times out of six in 1918, and came out on the long end of a meeting with the Pirates in the opening game of the present season. Seven of the 23 victories Vaughn has hung up at the expense of the Pi rates have been shut-outs, and he al lowed them an average of only six hits per game. WORDS OF WISE MEN The schemer who flatters an other man condemns himself. Silence Is the best response for nil contradiction that arises from impertinence, vlugarity or envy. Sympathy Is one of the great secrets of life. It overcomes evil and strengthens good. It disarms resistance, meets the hardened heart and develops the better part of human na ture. We learn little by little; It is only the persevering who ever know much. Smila Helps Criticism. Criticism that loves is the only crit icism1 that builds. And love can al ways, find something to be pleasant about Therefore, if you must criti cliw.by the spoken word, try smiling aran 6a so.. Delve Into New Work if You Would Make Advance Everyone should have in hand some definite line of hard work, of original research, of advance effort, distinct en tirely from his routine duties. Only thus can he grow. If you are studying Latin, read something not in the course. All over the country there Is a cry for men to fill the chairs of col leges and universities, and they cannot be found. Why? Because men are satisfied to do merely the work of the day, and do not persist In fresh work, making Investigations, looking into the new. William It. Harper. Weak Excuses. We break many a promise to our selves with excuses so weak that we would be ashamed to offer them to an other. The poppy blazes In the sunshine, the grain fields are ripening into golden splen dor, and the butterflies and humming birds seemed to have gathered the gorgeous ness of nature's loveliest hues and im prisoned them within their folded wings. Fruit and Nut Sandwiches. Put through the meat chopper a quarter of a pound of almonds with half a pound of chopped figs with a cupful of pecan meats, mixing them while grinding so that they will be well blended. Pack the mixture into round baking powder cans, pressing It In firmly. When wanted dip In hot water to loosen and cut In very thin slices with a sharp knife. Place be tween rounds of buttered bread. Potato Sandwiches. Mash four good-sized boiled pota toes, add a teaspoonful of salt, four tablespoonfuls of thick cream and the yolks of four hard-cooked eggs rubbed to a paste, a dash of cayenne and two tablespoonfuls of olive oil; mix well, and when a smooth paste is formed spread on slices of brown bread. Gar nish the top with cress or lettuce. Whey of Goats' Milk Highly Recommended by Authorities The whey of goats' milk Is highly recommended by foreign authorities for its medicinal and nourishing prop erties. Zurn says it is recommended especially for diseases of the lungs and for anemic persons suffering from mal nutrition. Thus it is seen- that goats' milk and its products are very valuable as food and medicine to mankind. It Is largely prejudice and ignorance which up to the present time have prevented poorly nourished persons from having the advantages of this wonderful food. Should Have Confidence. Life is full of mysteries, but it Is also full of blessed assurances. We need not dwell In the land of questions and shadows, when so many things are clear and plain. We can hold fast to the things we know, and they will make a place of confidence large enough for our living and dying. '-Miiimimmiimimiiiimmiimimiimiu HENHOUSE HINTS 5iiiimiiiimmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiimiiiiiiri Tour poultry houses should be well ventilated in summer. Every glass door should be left open night and day or removed until cold weather. It will require only a few minutes to do this and it will contribute much toward the comfort and best welfare of your hens, writes D. J. Lambert, Rhode Is land station. During warm weather J it does not matter which side of the house is open. It would be better if all sides were out. There is no dan ger from drart during August and Sep tember. Growing chicks will grow best when they "can roost where there are clean perches and only a roof over their heads. With this simple arrangement there will be less danger from crowd ing and mites. These tnites or spider lice multiply vry rapidly when the roostB are negfected. You will find them under the perches and In cracks and crevices of the adjoining wood work. They crawl out of their hiding places at night and suck their fill of blood from the birds on the roosts. You can often detect them by a very disagreeable odor which they throw off. In order to get rid of them, the house must be opened up to the air, brushed and cleaned out thoroughly from cell ing to floor and then sprayed with a solution of cresote oil and water and then with whitewash, so as to know every part of the house has been cov ered. If a dirt floor, five or six inches of the top must be removed to make a complete job of housecleanlng. Those who keep poultry and neglect to keep them clean and comfortable cannot expect them to be profitable. r A MYSTERY The river hemmed with living- trees Wound through its meadows green; A low blue line of mountains showed The open pines between. One sharp, tall peak above thm all Clear into sunlight sprang; I saw the river of my dreams The mountains that I sang! No clue of memory led me on But well the ways I knew; A feeling of familiar things With every footstep grew. Not otherwise abonr Jts crag C r ; ' Could lean the blasted pine; Not otherwise the maple hold Aloft Its red ensign. So up the long and shorn foothills The mountain road should creep; So, green and low, the meadow fol Its red-haired kine asleep. The river wound as It should wind, Their place the mountains took; The white torn fringes of their clouds Wore no unwonted look. Yet ne'er before that river's rim Was pressed by feet of mine. Never before mine eyes had crossed That broken mountain line. A presence, strange at once and known. Walked with me as my guide; The skirts of some forgotten life Trailed noiseless at my side. Was It a dim remembered dream? Or glimpse through aeons old? The secret which the mountains kept The river never told. But from the vision ere it passed A tender hope I drew. And, pleasant as a dawn of spring, The thought within me grew. That love would temper every change. And soften all surprise, And, misty with the dreams of earth, The hills of heaven arise. Whittier. Picnic Sandwiches. Take French rolls, cut off the top of each and then with a spoon scoop out all the crumb, leaving the shell with a small opening at the top. Mix together four chopped olives, one pickle, a teaspoonful of capers and one large green pepper, chopped fine. Add three tablespoonfuls of finely chopped boiled tongue and mix with the white meat of a chicken chopped fine. Moisten with mayonnaise dress ing and fill the roll ; replace the top and arrange In a sandwich basket, serving at once. The filling may be added the last minute so that the shells -will not become soaked. Some Summer Sandwiches. Sandwiches are a most popular form of food which will be served freely during the warm weather. The fol lowing may be suggestive: Lettuce and Cucumber Sandwich. Butter thin slices of white bread, then cover with a slice of cucumber and a bit of lettuce with salad dress ing. Sardine Sandwiches. Cut slices of bread a half-Inch thick, butter after toasting and trim off the crust. Remove the skin and bones from sardines, lay them carefully over the toast and sprinkle with chopped olives and capers mixed. Add a tea spoonful of lemon juice and serve cut In any desired form. Chicken Salad Sandwiches. These may be prepared as the pic nic sandwiches and filled with chicken salad, or the chicken salad may be finely minced and spread on buttered bread. Concerning Tax Returns. Nonresidents, including returning soldiers will have 90 days after the proclamation of peace for filing tax re turns. The extension was announced t by Internal Revenue Commissioner Roper. The Internal revenue bureau's ruling that salaries of state officials ! and employees of counties, cities, and other subdivisions of a state, are not subject to federal income taxes, wa j upheld by Attorney General Palmer. BOY-SCQUT5 THIS SCOUT "ALWAYS THERE" Scout Francis Coon, the standard bearer who carries the troop flag of Carbondale, Pa., Troop No. 2, Is fifteen years old, 3 feet 10 Inches high and weighs 47 pounds. The scout Is not discouraged because of his small stature, for he says he "grows a little every once in a while." He has no reason to be discouraged, for his record in war work for Uncle Sam is one which any scout might envy. In the second Liberty loan cam paign, he sold eight bonds. In the third, 13 bonds,, and in the fourth, 217 bonds. He has used 31 red postcards, making War Savings stamp sales to the amount of about $800. During the black walnut census, he found four trees. One of these was eight miles from his home, another 15 and the last two 25 and 35 miles re spectively. He went five miles to spot another, which he remembered having seen, but when he arrived at the spot found that the tree had been cut down. When asked to describe his method of selling Liberty bonds, he said: "I get hold of a fellow I think ought to buy a bond and hang onto his coat tall until he does." I LIEUT. MILTON LOWENSTEIN. 4 04 rvti - '34. - ill New York city's first eagle scout, flew for boy scout week, "YOUNG TEDDY" FOR SCOUTS. Lieut. Col. Theodore Roosevelt ad dressed the members of the national council of the Boy Scouts of America in their convention at the Hotel Com modore in New York city and ex plained the result of the military train ing upon the men of the nation, em phasizing the three most beneficial ef fects produced. The training served to democratize and Americanize, and lastly was of a great educational value. In his ap peal to returned officers and men he declared that every man so trained Bhould, as a matter of duty, be will ing to bestow that advantage upon the coming generation by offering his serv ices as leader of boys. In so doing these men will render a further patriotic service to their country. SCOUTING HELPS THE COURT. In sending a contribution to Edward H. Butler, editor of Buffalo Evening News, for the maintenance of boy scout work. United States Attorney Stephen T. Lockwood said: "I wish to state that I am strong for the boy scouts. If everybody in the city of Buffalo could be physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight, I would have the opportunity of dismissing the federal grand Jury, to go home and meditate In my garden for a few weeks." BOY SCOUT DOINGS. A boy scout In Plainfleld, Conn., did his dally "good turn" by going each morning and evening to milk the cows for a neighbor who was ill. In Providence, R. I., Boy Scout Troop No. 21 earned over $40 and then bought yarn for the Red Cross to be knitted for the soldiers and sailors. In appreciation of services rendered to the city of New London, Conn., by scouts In a street cleaning campaign, Mayor E. Frank Morgan presented 57 scouts with medals bearing the seal of the city. The Covington, Ky., board of edu cation has passed a resolution that the Boy Scouts of America Is to be given precedence over all other or ganization work with boys which may be developed in connection with the public schools of that city. The boy scouts of Qulncy, Mass., have a headquarters containing 4,545 square feet of building space and 68, 000 square feet of land to keep In condition. The scouts sweep, scrub and oil the floors, wash windows, dust, keep the grounds In good condition, run errands, do clerical work and all kinds of chores. The boy scouts of Troop No. 7 of Winston-Salem, N. C, according to the reports submitted by Scoutmaster J. E. Jones, have sold over $100,000 worth of War Savings and Thrift Stamps. One troop of boy scouts In Rhode Island proved that "a scout is a brother to every other scout" by tak ing in several deaf mutes. The idea Is that the deaf boys will be trained during camps and hikes to read the movement of the lips so that wherever they ar employed in the future they will have largely overcome their handicap. era war ' ft j ft T fi "' : r. MIGHT' GET IT RIGHT SOON Youthful Sunday School Teacher by No Means Disconcerted by First Rather Wild Statement. She Is fifteen and teaches a Sunday school class of ten little girls. That they might "learn to keep and do them," she bade them commit the twelve commandments. The day for the utterance of the "twelve" statutes arrived. ' The little girl on the end seat was called on first. Glibly she repeated the ten. There was a pause. She was waiting for the approval of her teacher. "Give the other two," firmly com manded the teacher. "My mother said there were only ten, and that was more than anyone could keep, and she knows," retorted the assured lit tle end-seat girl. Nonchalantly the teacher began turning the pages of Revelation. She was working to Deuteronomy. "Certainly there are but ten com mandments. How stupid. I was think ing of Proverbs. You know, my dears, there are twelve of those." Pardonable Curiosity. "Gabe Sogback got hold of a drink or two of bone-dry licker tuther eve ning and went home and throwed him self on the bed, face down," related a citizen of Sandy Mush, Ark. "As soon as he was asleep his wife took and tied him fast by the four corners, spread out like a capital letter 'X,' and beat and mauled him with a wagon spoke till she mighty nigh smashed him flat. A passel of us fellers going by heerd the hooraw, and, 'lowing a varmint was killing somebody, went In, and sorter persuaded Mizzus Sogback to turn Gabe loose. She said she had whipped him b'cuz she loved him. I reckon that was all right, but Fm sorter curious to know what she'd a-dld to him If she'd p'tu ! hated him." Kansas City Star. Matter of Jurisdiction. At the master painters and decorat ors' banquet the other evening one of the guests said to a companion: "I notice a couple of doctors In the gathering." "Yes, I saw them, too," the other replied. "How do you account for their pres ence here?" Jokingly the painter answered : "Oh, we are obliged to be very strict on account of the union." "How does that affect the doctors?" "Every doctor must have a working card, you know, so he will be able to paint with iodine." Youngstown Tele gram. Which Had Which? Mother had taken Joe and John to the doctor's for an examination as the teacher had suggested. At the supper table that night she reported the ver dict to father. "The doctor says they have adenoids and bad tonsils," she told him. Father looked surprised but before he could speak, up piped six-year-old John : "Which one of 'em Is mine, mom, and which one is Joe's?" Real Guilt. A Chinese diplomat mentioned some thing about a Chinese having com mitted suicide by eating gold leaf. "Well," said a society woman In the company. "I can't understand how that could have killed him." "Probably," answered the diplomat, seriously, "he died from the consclous nes of Inward guilt." London Ideas. A kiss on the lips is worth 3,000,000 on paper. The ancient watchdog is a member of the old guard. Middle Aaed WbitieiPb Are Here Told the Best Remedy for Their Troubles. Freemont, O. "I was passing through the critical period of life, being forty-six years of age and had all the symptoms incident to that change heat flashes, nervousness, and was in a general run down condition, 14. - V. n A ma s As mv wvrlr T.Trrlft 1C. 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