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THE MADRID HERALD. SAVING LIVES Father John sMMMne For Dangerous, Obstinate Colidis. No Injurious Drugs. Never wait for a cold to wear off— it wears away the lungs instead. Neglected colds often lead to pneu. monla. Father John's Medicine gives prompt relief from colds and throat troubles. Guaranteed free from alcohol and nerve-destroying -drugs upon which many medicines depend for their temporary effect, and which are dangerous, because they weaken the body and allow the disease to get a deeper hold. Does Your Back Ache? D O YOU End it difficult to hold up your head and do your work? Distressing symp- toms caused by unhealthy con- ditions. Generally no medicine is required, merely local ap- plication of Piso's Tablets, a valuable healing remedy with antiseptic, astringent and tonic effects-7-simple in action and application, soothing and re- freshing. The fame in the name Piso guarantees satis- faction. Sold Everywhere 60 Centa F >ISOS TABLETS Sample Mailed Free—sddreas pomtcnrd THE PISO COMPANY 400 Puo Bids. W«rron,P». ANOTHER PROBLEM TO SOLVE Little Matter of \Scientific Training\ of Modern Child That Seems to Call for Consideration. The parent who -wishes to train his children according to the \scientific method\' has- his troubles. Witness this letter, published in the Survey: \I write to se if any of your read- ers can help me out in the matter of finding some book or pamphlet that will tell me (he logical and scientific order in which to teach my two little girls, aged eight and six, the indoor games of lotto, parches], checkers, backgammon, halnin, chess and the like, such as authors anil the different card games. Which should come first, checkers or parchesi? Any informa- tion will he welcome.\ As the .problem is not solved by the editor of the Survey, suggestions seem to be in order. Why not let the chil- dren start with bridge and chess and gradually work up to the point where they can appreciate lotto, halma and tiddledywinks?—From the Outlook. Toadstools for Cork. On account of the scarcity of cork in Germany various substitutes for this commodity have been -recommended. Says the Druggists' Courier: \Wohlfart and Saehvitz have worked out a process hy -which toadstools are converted into a substance -which on account \of its elasticity can he used not only for making stoppers for \bot- tles, but also gaskets for preserving jars and in making automobile tires,, etc. AVesseling uses linden and wil- low wood, from -which thin-walled caps are made winch fit the neck of the bot- tle, and so replace stoppers.\ A man who sees the keyholes double every time he comes home late has no business with the key to success. The leader of the mob must be a lively sprinter to avoid being over- taken. A Conserving Food The recognized value of Grape-Nuts as a \saving\ food for these serious times, rests upon real merit. Unlike the ordinary cereal Grape-Nuts re- quires no sugar, little milk or cream, and re- quires no cooking' or other preparation in serving. A trial is well worth while for those who sincerely desire to save. \There\* a Reason\ ANNUAL GRIST OF FINANCIAL BILLS Despite Increased Cost of Gov- ernment the Amounts Re- quested Show Decreases. EIGHTY-FOUR SUCH MEASURES Items Aggregating $29,808,21S;06 Have Been Introduced in the Legislature, But Only $3,944,566.50 of This Is in Seven Bills Passed. Albany.—Despite increased cost of government due to war conditions, the annual grist of financial legislation in- troduced so far shows considerable de- crease from (he amounts requested as compared with previous years, accord- ing to State Comptroller Travis' com- pilation. To date Items aggregating $20,808,216.06 have been introduced in the legislature, but only $3,044,566.50 of this amount lias been included in the seven appropriation measures which have become laws. These ads include the emergency appropriation of $3,04.4,189.SO for de- ficiencies during the current fiscal year, $25,000 for ice comptroller, $734.14 for compensation of legislative librarian, assistants and messengers, $504,662.50 for clothing supplies for the New York Guard, $5,000 for the survey of lands under water, $350,000 for expenses in connection with the .completion of the Cayuga and Seneca canal and $15,000 for \committee to in- vestigate civil practice simplifictaion. Grouping the S4 appropriation meas- ures submitted, according to the state comptroller's classification, the larg- est amount itemized is included \- \constructive $6,619,903 being re- quested. Appropriations for canal purposes total $4,225,333.S2, defensive $3,914,662.50 and protective $1,182.- 781.36. The. largest items under \con- structive\ include $5,498,645 for 1 high- way improvement, $1,000,000 of this amount being intended* for transporta- tion facilities and $1,326,120.78 for pur- poses of improvement. Under \defensive\ $3,000,000 is set aside to provide the difference j n pay for state employees in military serv- ice and $504,662.50 toe uniforms and clothing supplies. For \protective\ $1,000,000 is requested- for a state board of mothers' welfare to provide for the support of mothers whose hus- bands on account of health, physical disability or other cause are unable to provide for them. The total amount under this classification aggregates $1,- 132.7S1.36. The Bureau of Farms and Markets, recently organized, has requested so far an appropriation of $195,000, and an item of $1,000,000 is asked to au- thorize the State Food Commission to regulate the supply and distribution of the necessaries of life. Another item under this grouping would pro- vide $5,000,000 for estahlishing a state milk commission. The proposed crea- tion of the Niagara hydro-electric plant would require the issuance of $3,000,000 worth of bonds, providing such a measure receives popular rati- fication at the next general election. To control the distribution of ice $25,- 000 was requested, and a law appro- priating this amount has already been enacted. Investigate Food Board. There was great surprise when. Sen- ator Elon B. Brown, Republican leader of the senate, announced that the sub- committee of the joint legislative War Committee intended to investigate the State Food Commission. Senator Brown said the purpose of the investigation was to determine -what the commission had done, what its policy had been and was going to be and what its expenditures were. He said the orders of the. commission would also be investigated. Got $1,300,000 at Start. The act which created the commis- sion, enacted at the special session-last summer, appropriated $1,000,000' and the board got $300;000 more from the Food Supply Commission, which it tool: over. Senator\ Brown said the present investigation was prompted by the report that the food commission •intended to ask for $1,000,000 more. It was learned that the annual ap- propriation bill, now being prepared, contains no item for agricultural pur- poses. The Farms and Markets Council now has control of all of the state's agri- cultural functions and because of Hie chaotic condition in which it has been since last full It is said that a special appropriation bill will have to be pre- pared for It. The War Committee's \inquiry if) looked upon as a resumption of the figjit brought on when the legislature nt the special session last full refused to confirm the governor's appointment of -George \A\ Perkins as head of the Food Commission and later accepted John Mitchell as a compromise. Amend Primary Bill. Various amendments to the Senate Primary Committee's bill abolishing direct primaries and substituting the convention system in (lie selection of candidates for state and judicial offices were offered In Die Senate. Senator Elon It. Brown, Republican lender, con- ferred with members of the special commit lee and drew the amendments, most of which were suggested at the bearing on the bill. One of the jinendinents to be made Is expected to elimlnnle.tbe increases In the number of petitions necessary to pltice in nomination an Independent candidate for the Fnited S'ates sen- ate and for supreme court justice. The Scorns Draft Exemption. « Assemblyman Mitchell A. Trnluaf Who represents 1he district of which the north end of Tonkers and the vil- lage of Hastings are parts, notified the exemption board of the Second Vonkei'K distiicl tlit.it he desired it. to place him In Class J A in the draft, where lie would belong if he was not a member of Ibe assembly. This ac- tion on his part followed the mailing to him of notification of the board that he had been placed in a deferred class because of holding a state olliee and being entitled to exenipilou. bill increased from S.000 to 6,000 the number oC signatures which would be required on petitions nominating a can- didate for the senate and from 1,000 to 3,000 on petitions nominating a candi- date for justice of the supreme court. It is also expected that the amend- ments will make advisory instead of mandatory the instruction of delegates by preferential choice on the primary ballots. The senate was recessed after the session to give Senator Brown an op- portunity to complete drafting the amendments, but the work was not completed in time for introduction. Would Amend School Repeal. Senator Brown is also believed to be planning amendments to the Martin bill repealing the township school law. Senator Brown is known to be in fa.vor of retaining the principal features of the law, while, the objectionable fea- tures are eliminated. He is also said to be in favor of greatly Increasing the amount of state aid for rural .schools as a way our of the difficulty caused by the increasing of taxes which was caused by (he law. Following out suggestions of Gen. W. W. Wotherspoon, state superin- tendent of public works, that some means must be provided to keep the water level in the old Erie canab-at Uticft level, Senator Charles W. Wicks and Assemblyman Louis M. Martin of Oneida introduced in the legislature a bill appropriating $20,000 to be used- by the state superintendent of public works when $30,000 additional shall have been appropriated by localities for the construction of a dive culvert under the barge canal at Rome north of the junction lock into the old canal. The culvert is planned to maintain the proper level in the old section of the canal. - • Women Ignore Jury Bill. In his effort to have women made eligible for jury duty in New York .Assemblyman John, F. Shannon of Troy is having little support from the women themselves. On January 23, when the present leg- islative session was young, Mr. Shan- non introduced into the assembly an act to amend the judiciary law In rela- tion to qualifications of jurors. The Women's Lawyers Association of New York city has been the only woinnn's organization seeking copies of the bill. They indorse the measure heartily. At present the bill lies with the Judiciary Committee of the assem- bly. »JMr. Shannon is willing to fight to get the bill out of committee with a favor- able report and is willing to arrange a hearing if enough interest is shown. He feels that such a bill will be a ne- cessity within a year and that the jii'es- ent is an excellent time to have the Ju- diciary law marie, broader. He will have the matter brought to the senate if he feels women desire it. In speaking of the women of the Six- teenth ward of Albany Thursday Miss Frances Ford, assistant lay librarian of the state library, mentioned the pro- posed change in the law to make wo- men eligible ns jurors and asked how many women were anxious to serve on juries. Xot a hand was raised. Would Eliminate Word. In his bill to amend the statute Mr. Shannon asks for the elimination of the word \male\ in clause one, which provides t o serve on a jury i t is neces- sary TO be \a male citizen of the Unit- ed States and a resident of the county. In every instance-in the law in which the word \his\ appeal's Mr. Shannon has provided the addition \or her.\ The act is designated to go into ef- fect September 1, 191S. Women's fitness for jury service seems to be a much mooted question. Learned judges of courts up and down the land have been heard to say women are too emotional for such service and too lacking in logic. In other states women have served on juries with distinction and fair mindedness, which has won for them the compliments of the presiding jus. tices. Would Amend Canal Laws. Senator George H. Whitney of Me- chanicville introduced a bill to amend the laws of 1903 by providing that lands no longer needed for canal pur- poses may be disposed of by the Canal Board according to tile canal law in- stead of .being reconveyed to the orig- inal owner or his successor, except where final settlement or payment had not been arranged between the state and such owner or where the land is an integral part of the property* still remaining in his possession and rva- sonubly 'essential to the use of such portion. Senator Elon R. Brown introduced a bill confirming the agreement by the Canal Board and (lie cily of Oswego relative t o use of surplus waters of the barge canal by the city for power pur- pose?.. If passed the bill will settle a controversy between Oswego and the state of New York, which .ended with Osw.ego filing aj-laim against the state for $-4,000,000. The city has been de- prived of the use 1 of water power for t.overi years because of the construc- tion of a new dam in the Oswego river. Senator John F). Silvers of Middle- town presented a measure to amend the military training law relative to organi/.atIon, duties and privileges of the New York Guard. The guard is to be subject to the provisions of the military law .and provisions in respect to Hie National Guard and entitled to the same rights and privileges with certain exception. Senator Slater introduced a hill rela- tive to the public health law, requir- ing nil boys reaching the age of six- teen during 10'J.S to register \vi1h ilie Health officer of his health district in Juunary, 1919. After January 1, 1919 the hoys are registered with such offi- cers within 30 days after reaching six- teen. Straus Heads Service Board. The nomination of Oscar S. Straus as clialriinm of .Public 'Service Com- mission for First District for a term of five years was sent, to the senate and was confirmed immediately. Governor Whitman also sent to the senate Hie nominations of Henry Solo- mon of New York mid George W. DaviK of I'oiiglikeejisie as members of the Slate Commission on Prisons, eflch for a term of four years. As Mr, Soloumn Is president of the com- mission, his\ Nomkiftckin y.-nn con- firniod inmieti'iuply. • HER TITIAN HAIR. The matron of the hospital repeated- ly told the nurses to be sure to dry as well as clean the instruments \If you don't dry them thoroughly they will rust,\ she had said so often. And the_HJ*le£gfo!l,.\t)ie_ star patient, they called her,\ who had been there so long, knew all the instructions, rules and regulations by heart, and especially this piece of advice and direction. A'new nurse entered the hospital not long ago. Her hair was of a gorgeous red. It was the envy of all. \How did you ever get hair of such a wonderful color?\ asked one of the nurses, maliciously. \It's quite natural,\ the new nurse replied quietly. But the little girl called out from her bed: \I know how she got it. She washed It and didn't dry it well—like the in- struments, and it rusted—it did !\— New York Mall. HAD HIS NUMBER \Why I had hardly met him, don't you know, when he called me a fool. What sort of a fellow is he?\ \Oh! he's a wise guy, all right.\ Call the Nut Wagon. This thing of -writing jokes each day Has turned to mush our matter gray; Oh, -we feel foolish as can be, A-b-c-d-e-f-g! Turned Up at Times. Mrs. Fkitbush—Where did your neighbor's little girl get her tumed-up nose from ? Mrs. Bensonhurst—From her moth- er. \Why her mother hasn't a tumed- up nose.\ \Hasn't she? I guess you never saw her when she lost at bridge.\ Business Proposal. \Do you love me?\ asked the young man, boldly. \Isn't this rather sudden, Mr. Hug- gins?\ replied the sweet young thing. \Can't you give me a week to consider my answer?\ \No I can't. I have an option on another girl, and the option expires to- morrow!\ Just What Did She Mean? The Doctor—And how is the patient this morning? The Patient's Wife—He seems much worse, I thank you. The Doctor—Don't mention it Its Nature. \A coal strike just now would be a terrible misfortune.\ \\How so, when at the worst it could be but a miner incident?\ Not Always Available. \A loving word can medicine most Ills.\ \Yet loving words are by no means drugs in the market.\ Another \Over the Top.\ The average milch cow yields GP0 gallons a year; which looks like going over the top—of the milk pail.—Mem phis 'Commercial. Quite Dissimilar. \Hamlet said, 'Here are the counter- felt presentments of two brothers.'\ \So did the grand jury when they Indicted a family of coiners.\ Grounds for Skepticism. \I have no patience with the person who says he never believes anything lie reads in a newspaper.\ \Neither have J, as a rule, but I'm disposed to make allowances for him if he's trying to ket-p up with the sit- uation In Russia.\ The Jewels Now. \T beard that burglars made a big haul of valuables last night.\ \Did they break Into a jewelry store?\ \No; into a coal shed.\ Obeying Orders. \See here, daughter, didn't I tell you that young man of yours must keep early hours when he calls?\ \He does, pu. He never leaves Int- er than 1 ii. m. Could he keep anj earlier hours?\ Not 'Warehouse Size. Mrs. Gowitt—Everything 1 say to you goes in one ear und out of Die other. Husband—Great Scott! You don't suppose my head's big enough to hold nil you say, do you? Swift & Company Publicity At a recent hearing of the Federal Trade Commission there was introduced correspondence taken from the private files of Swift & Company .which showed that the Company had been con- sidering for some time an educational advertising campaign. The need for this publicity has been apparent to us for sev- eral years. The gross misrepresentation to which we have recently been subjected has convinced us that we should no longer delay in putting before the public the basic facts of our business, relying on the fair-mindedness of the American people. The feeling against the American packer is based largely on the belief that the income and well-being of the producer and consumer are adversely affected by the packers' operations, resulting in unreasonably large profits. Swift & Company's net profit is reasonable, and represents an insignificant factor in the cost of living. For the fiscal year 1917 the total sales and net profit of Swift & Company were as follows: Sales Profit* — $34,650,000. • This is equivalent to a $3,465. profit oh a business of $87,500. lent &J dF If Swift & Company had made no profit at all, the cattle raiser would have received only one-eighth of a cent per pound more for his cattle, or the consumer would have saved only one-quarter of a cent per pound on dressed beef. Swift & Company, U. S. A. Silent Sufferer. \The leading man seems to be mak- ing love to the leading lady with con- siderable ardor.\ \Quite so, I dare say he's had a spat with his wife and is now getting even.\ \The leading lady is not his wife, then?\ \Of course not. That's his wife sit- ting over there in a box and looking as if she'd like to bite a nail in two.\— Birmingham Age-Herald. FRECKLES Now It the Time te Git Rid of Then Ugly Spot; There's no longrer the slightest need of feeling ashamed of your freckles, as the pre- scription othine.—double strength—is guar- anteed to remove these homely spots. Simply get an ounce of othine—double strength—from your druggist, and apply a little of it night and morning and you should soon see that even the worst freckles have begun to disappear, while the lighter ones have vanished entirely. It is seldom that more than one ounce Itflheeded to completely clear the skin and gain a beautiful clear complexion. Be sure to ask for the double strength oth- ine. as this is sold under guarantee of money back if i t fails to remove freckles.—Adv. A Fair Offer. The General—It's your turn on the treat. The Colonel—It would give me more pleasure being in on the re-treat. Important t o Mothers Examine carefully every bottle oi CASTORIA, that famous old remedy for infants and children, and see that it Bears the s~JX SSXHtj^o- Signature ^C€t/^§ff^cJUU In Use for Over 30 Years. Children Gry for Fletcher's Castoria Buying a Title. \Is this a title guarantee company?\ \It is.\ \What's the rate on dukes?\ —Louisville Courier-Journal. Win the War by Preparing the Land Sowing the Seed and Producing Bigger Crops Work in Joint Effort the Soil of the United States and Canada CO-OPERATIVE FARMING XH MAN POWER NECESSART TO WIN THE BATTLE FOR LIBERTY The Food Controllers of the United States and Canada are asking for greater food production. Scarcely 100,000,000 bushels of wheat are avail- able to be sent to the allies overseas before the crop harvest. Upon the efforts of the United States and Canada rests the burden of supply. Every Available Tillable Asre Must Contribute; Every Available Farmer and Farm Hand Must Assist Western Canada has an enormous acreage to be seeded, but man power is short, and an appeal to the United States allies is for more men for seed- ing operation. Canada's Wheat Production Last Year was 225,000,000 Bushels; the Demand From Canada Alone for 1918 is 400,000,000 Bushels To secure this 'she must have assistance. She has the land but needs the men. The Government of the United States wants every man who can effectively help, to do farm work this year. It wants the land in the United States developed first of course; but it also wants to help Canada. When- ever we find a man we can spare to Canada's fields after ours a*e supplied, we want t o direct him there. Apply t o our Employment Service, and we will tell you where you can best serve the combined interests. Western Canada's help will be required not later than April 5th. Wages to competent help, $50.00 a month and up, board and lodging. Those who respond t o this appeal wil get a warm Welcome, good wages, good board and find comfortable homes. They will g;et a rate of one cent a mile from Canadian boundary points t o destination and return. For particulars as t o routes and places where employment may be had apply to. U. S. EMPLOYMENT SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR To restore a normal action to Liver, Kidneys, Stomach and Bowels, take Gar- field Tea, the mild herb laxative. All druggists. Adv. Mean Intimation. Belle—George proposed to me that night. Xell—His friends bet him he couldn't stay sober long enough to avoid do- ing anything rash. Poor Gamble. Old Lover—I am only sixty. Young Maid—Tes, you are far too young; you may live to be eighty. Minus. \He's a mere cipher, but nobody seems to realize it.\ \How c;fn they? He's a 'dither with Tlie rim off.\ Misunderstanding. Three-year-old Jack was greatly per- turbed over the fact that his father had told him he could not have a cer- tain plaything, at that particular time. Immediately he ran to his Aunt i£lsie in another room of the house, and ex- claimed : \I don't like daddy!\ \Don't like your daddy? Mercy! Why don't you like him?\ \ 'Cause he's bad.\ \\Why, Jack, how is your daddy a bad man?\ \No dady isn't the bad man.\ \\Well, time Jack, dear, daddy is the good man.\ \No he isn't.\ \\Well, hoy.\ said his aunt, who was getting a bit impatient, \who—is— daddy?\ \Humph ! \Why he's just a mac— just daddy.\ Speaking of Lodges. \Skuse rue, boss, but would you mind 'vancin' me a dollar to jine de lodge dis evenin'?\ \I guess so, Uncle Jake. But seems to me you're always joinin' lodges. What's the name of this particular lodge?\ \Please suli, it am de Sublime De- fenders ob de Royal Purple Secret ob de Ancient aB,d Honorable Order ob de 'Constellation of Epicurus.\ \Gee WMM—it only costs a dollar to join such a mighty lodge as that?\ \Suttinly boss. Dat ain't nuffin. 5Tou ouglita see what I could jine fft\ a dollar and a half or two dollars.\— Florida Times-Puion. Cause of It. Lady Visitor—How did you come to be such a crook, my poor man? Convict—I wins crossed in love, lady.—Sun Francisco Chronicle. Predatory Suggestion. | \\Will you go to the cellar, John, and get a scuttle of coal?\ \Whose cellar?\ I Mo. Rai'alo, there is nothing cunning about the toothache, even if i t is acute pain. How to Make Oatmeal Bread Healthful to Eat — Saves the Wheat 1 cup flour 1% cup* corn meal 1 teaspoon Halt 5 teaspoons Royal Baking Powder Z tablespoons sugar 1 cup cooked oatmeal or rolled oat* 2 tablespoons shortening 1% cups milk No egg* Sift together flour, corn meal, salt, baking powderand sugar. Add oatmeal, melted shortening end milk. Bake in greased shallow pan in moderate oven 40 to 45 minutes. This wholesome bread is easily and quickly made with the aid of ROYAL BAKING POWDER If used three times a week in place of white bread by the 22 million families in the United States, it would save more than 900,000 barrels of flour a month. Our new Red, White and Blue booklet, \Beat War Time Recipes\ containing many other recipes for making delicious and wholesome wheat saving foods, mailed free-^address ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO, Dept. W, 13S William St, New York FOOD WILL WIN THE WAR

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