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A Touch of Nature.
The scene is a crowtled bus. A sol
dier, back from the trenches, sitting in
a corner near the entrance, puts his
hand Into his pocket for his fare, and
pulls out V. shilling and some coppers.
The bus jolts vlofently and, to the sol
dier’s dismay, the shilling slips from
Ills fingers Just as lights go out. ns
they always do in London, on these
days, when a bridge i.s being crossed.
The passengers with one accord begin
to grope for the soldier’s .shilling.
“ 'Fruid It rolled off. mate.” says the
conductor. Then lights go up again,
and discover three passengers each
holding out the shilling,—Christian
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An examining physician for one of the
prominent life insurance companies, in an
interview of the subject, made the as-
tosisbing statement that one reason why
BO many applicants for insurance are re
jected is because kidney trouble is so com
mon to the American people, and the large
majority of those whose applications are
declined do not even suspect that they
have the disease.
Judging from reports from druggists
who are constantly in direct touch with
the public, there is one preparation that
has been very successful in overcoming
these conditions. The mild and healing
influence of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root is
soon realized. It stands the highest for
its remarkabU lecord of success.
We find that Swamp-Root is strictly
an herbal compound and we would ad
vise our readers who feel in need of such a
remedy to give it a trial. It is on sale
at all drug stori's in bottles of two sizes,
medium and large.
However, if you wish first to test this
great preparation send ten cents to Dr.
Kilmer & Co,, Binghamton, N. Y., for a
sample bottle. When writing be sure and
mention “this paper.—Adv.
No Reason for Complaint.
Sprgiuinl.s are seldom at a lo.s.s for
an apt remark. A raw recruit, the
sleeves of whose tunic were six Inches
too long, and whoso trouaer.s sagged
more than Charlie Chapiln’.s, pre.sented
himself before his noncommissioned
officer and complained of the fit.
"Nonsense!” retorted the sergeant.
“Why, it fits absolutely lovely. You
look ns if you’ll iieen melted and
Relentless Machine on West
Front Sapping Strength of
SOLDIERS ARE OPTIMISTIC
A BRIGHT. CLEAR COMPLEXION
is always admired, and it is the lauda
ble umblllon of every woman to do all
she ean to make herself attractive.
•Many of our southern women have
found that Tetterine is Invaiuable for
'■iearing up blotches, iicliy palche.s,
etc., and making the skin soft and
velvety. Tlie worst ciises of eczema
and other torturing skin diseases yield
10 Tetterine. Sold tiy ilriiggists or sent
by mail for 50c. by Sluijurine Co.,
Natural Affinity. |
Manager—Do you want tills roieT j
.\ctor—Is there any "dougii” in it? >
—Baltimore American. 1
T*k» LaXATIVB BKUk
New York poor are I
milk liecause of price.
• Cold in One Day
fMiirlnels for Tl'rs'd Ejes. i
I mOVlcS Red Eyes —Sore Eyes —a
” "rsnoiated ByelliJs. _Be»t8 — 5
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le regnisrity! =
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I Sold sc Drug and Optical Stores or by UalL a
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See Ultimate Success Through Growing
Superiority in Air, in Number
of Guns and Supplies of
By JOHN LLOYD BALDERSTON.
(Copyright. 1917, by the McClure Newspa
General Headtjuarters, British Ar
mies la France.—It probably never oc
curred to a beholder, watching the
great steam dredges of Colonel Goe-
thals scooping out the Panama canal,
to wonder whether the job would ever
be finished. How long it would take to
dig the canal no man knew, hut that it
would be dug, nobody doubted. That
is the way I feel whenever I see ihe
British military machine at work.
Through the courtesy of the Briti.sh
staff I have inspected the battle front
along the whole line where active
fighting has been in progress this year.
The unsatisfactory military situation
ip Russia, which has helped the Ger
man defensive upon this front, has
been responsible for pessimism in Lon
don. Out Iiere, the men who are do
ing the fighting are optimistic. It has
not always been so; I left an optimis
tic London in the spring of lOlC and
found the front, not pessimistic but
grimly aware of the long and uphill
road ahead. It was the same in the
midst of the battle of the Somme, but
in the winter, when fighting had died
down, I found the front more “bucked
up” than ever before. And now, the
front is confident that the German.s
have shot their bolt.
London guesses, but the front knows.
That is why these alternations of feel
ing are not only interesting, but im
portant. But the back keeps murmur
ing, our losses are heavy. No doubt
the German losses are heavy, too, but
wa are not gaining much ground. We
rfead of bitter fighting lasting for
weeks in the ruins of some insignifi
Soldiers Think Dl^erentiy.
Not even three years of war have
taught the people who say these things
to think as the soldiers think. The sol
dier brushes aside all such talk ns ir
relevant. His job, he knows, is to beat
the German army. When that has been
done the war will be over. Movement
n.s measured on a map does not Inter
est him at all except as it helps to kill
Germans. He complains bitterly, when
he has time to consider public opinlou,
that civilians cannot think of fighting
except In terms of geography, of ad
vance and retirement, which, until the
final “break through” comes, if it does
come, are relatively unimportant.
Id attempting to sum up the situa
tion on the western front as the sol
diers see it, a reporter is at once faced
with the factors that have misled opin
ion everywhere. Civilians have maps-
Progress upon a map can be visualized
by anyone. All infantry fighting re
sults from an attempt'by soldiers of
one side to reach a point on the map
held by the enemy. The success or
failure of these attempts is at once an
nounced in the bulletins.
It Is movement, and movement alone,
by which the public judges fighting,
because it is not allowed to know any
thing else. Each side keeps its own
losses secret, and can only guess at
those of the enemy. Neither side tells
the world how many shells it fired in
an action, how many of its guns were
worn out. Yet these things are often.
Indeed usually, of very much more Im
portance than the loss or capture of a
village like Fresnoy or Bullocourt. It
may possibly come about at a later
stage of the war that the winning of
a certain strip of ground will decide
the fate of an army. Most soldiers do
not think so, and they all agree that
this is not true today.
Beat to Forget Map.
The best way to appreciate the prog
ress of the war In France, it has been
Impressed on me again and again, is
to forget the map. There are on the
Pranco-Brltlsh front a certain number
of British and French divisions. Op
posed to them are 143 or 144 German
divisions. The object of the allies is
to go on fighting, undfr the most ad
vantageous conditioner possible, until
(lie 144 German divUslons pins all the
reserves and unlt.s from pther fronts
that may be brought up, are so smash
ed that they can no longer take the
punishment. Then, and then only, will
come the "break through” so much
talked about, but victory will not come
this year; It may not be possible at nil-
without the help of .great American
Tile great progress toward the final
goal that lias been made during the
1917 campaign by the FreiK’h and Brit
ish armies imast be measured not by
liberafei! towns, but by the losses suf
fered by those 144 German division.^.
It is possible to give approximate fig
ures • .showing what the German sol
diers have had to endure this year.
When the oampaign opened In Mareh
the trench lines from Switzerland to
the sea were manned by about 100 Ger
man divisions, while grouped in tiie
rear as a strategic reserve were 44
divisions which Hlndenhurg hoped to
use In an offensive which wa.s to re
gain the Initiative for Germany after
the March retreat had disorganized the
allied plans. The pursuit was more
rapid than the Germans thought po.s-
slble, the British blow at the Vimy
ridge came three wetks before it was
expected, and the old marshal’s plans
went glimmering. He had to stand
and flglit on the defensive, abandoning
his strategic scheme.
Tlie German division.? are now only
three-quarters their former strength,
and consist a.s a rule of nine battalions
Instead of twelve; which means 9.000
bayonets to the division If each bat- '
tallon is at full strength, but in prac
tice not more than 7,500 bayonets to
an average division.
German Divisions Shattered.
In six weeks of full-dress fighting
this year, 92 German divisions were
sent In against the British in the Ar
ras battles and against the French on
the Aisne and in Ohonipagne. Of these
divisions 27 were so shattered that
they had to he withdrawn, and later
appeared.’again, their gaps refilled
wl'th reserves. Several came back for
the third time. In six weeks, there
fore, only 47 of the German divisions
garrisoning the western front had not
been dragged into the great “suction
actions.” Figures on the latest fighting
are not obtainable.
During the entire battle of the
Somme, which lasted four months, 90
separate German divisions were en
gaged, many of them sent back for the
second or . third time after being
In sir weeks of the more Intense
fighting of 1917, the Germans were
compelled to use practically the same
man-power to stand up against the
British and French onslaughts as they
poured into the whole Somme action
from start to finish. No more men
than absolutely necessary are sent in
to the Infernal fire maintained by the
allied artillery. By the figures I have
given are to be calculated the results
of the first phase of th^s year’s fight
ing, not by progress measured on a
map. Every division sent into these
battles suffers heavily under the'con
stant shelling to which it Is subjected
from the time it' enters the zone of
long ran.ge fire miles behind the tren-h
lines until what is left of it reaches
But does not this process of attri
tion work both’ways? Are not British
and French divisions drawn in the
.same way under the shells of con
centrated German batteries? How can
we talk about success and ultimate
victory If both sides are bleeding to
death in this fashion?
Balance Heavily Against Germans.
In the an.swers tb these que.stiens
lies the real cause of the optiml.sm at
the front. Heavy as are the allied
losses, the attrition process is not op
erating to the same extent on both
sides. There are several factors at
work this year that are weighing down
the balance heavily against the Ger
First comes the allied superiority in
the air. This is indisputable, and man
ifest to the most cn.sunl observer. On
clear days, I have seen dozens of. Brit
ish airplanes buzzing over the German
lines; to catch .sight of an enemy plane
on onr side is now an event, and an
exciting event, because the venture
some intruder Is sure to be fighting an
angry swarm of British or French
wasps. Sometimes the Germans send
squadrons of hlgh-.speed scouts scut
tling along three miles in the air, but
at these great altitudes observation
even with German lenses is not of the
best. The only German squadron I
t’self during several days of per
fect observing weather was engaged,
t ■ an enormous height, in a struggle
■ith five or six British planes. There
are hundreds of good German air
planes, with first class pilots, but so
relentless is the allied aerial offensive
that they are compelled to remain be
hind their own lines on an almost con
tinuous defensive, and it is over Ger
man territory-under the protecting fire
of German archies that 19 fights out of
w take place.
Must “Shoot Off the Map.”
; results of this situation would
he manifest in the casualty lists even
if the guns and shells on each side
were equal. The Germans are com
pelled to “shoot off the map” where
they have not direct observation over
the enemy lines from some higher
grounds; that is their gunners mu-st
fire at roads whose ranges can be cal
culated or at places where they mere
ly guess allied guns arc placed, In the
absence of air photography to show
them what to shoot at, or of “spotting”
planes over the enemy positions to
wireless thq results of their marks-
manship. By taking the'Vimy ridge
and the commanding height at Monchy.
the British early In the Arfas fighting
deprived the Germans of direct ob
servation over their communications,-
and were able to watch miles of the
German lines; an In.stnnce of the real
value of winning ground, not ns an
end in itself, but merely ns one of a
miniher of factors which help to give
advantage in observation. A modern
general, asked whether he would pre
fer to carry a hill before him or to re
tain his airplane superiority, would al
most invariably choose the latter.
For more enviable Is the lot of the
British and French gunners. They,
too, can shoot “off the map” as well os
the enemy, but they are constantly
supplied with airplane photographs
showing the most minute defensive
works behind the German lines, they
are Informed, by airplanes which see
the flashes of enemy guns, approxi
mately where to shoot to knock out
batteries, and they are able to correct,
their ranges after each salvo, on a
clear day, in the light of reports re
ceived from airmen who have seen the
Artillery Hopelessly Inferior.
Not only are the Gerimii] gunners
l)linded L)y reason of allied air su
premacy, but the enemy Is now hope
lessly rtiferlor both in the number of
camion he can bring Into action and
Ihe supply of shells he can deliver to
them. The situation In 1915, when the
allied soldiers had to endure constant
aliening lo which their own guns could
not reply, ha.s now been reversed. Bric-
i.sh soldiers are genuinely sorry for the
German Infantry today, for they re
member wliut they went througli two
years ago, and they know how it feels.
Early In 1916 the cannon and shells
begun piling up on the right side of
the lines, and Br!li.li staff officers
think that approximately la August of
that year In the middle of the Somme
buttles, au equilibrium was reached
and the allies and the Germans were
about equal in fire power. Since that
time the allies, thunks in no siniill de
gree to the efforts of America, have
been drawing steadily ahead. There
is now no compurl.son; were It possi
ble to give figures which I have seen,
they would astonish the most optimis
In the infantry fighting the Germans
have also been placed under a terrible
disadvantage, quite apart from the
shelling they have to endure.
Thanks to the possession of the strate
gical initiative—a formidable term
lliat simply means allies are forc
ing the fightlng-.aniL compelling the
Germans to devote-all (heir energies to
defense—the allies are, alile^ to at
tack when and where they ' please.
This means-Ihht they cun-prepare, as
carefully and long as they like] for
an attack, and,’ with good luck, keep
the Germans guessing until It Is actu
ally launched as to the point of im
If advantages are won by the attack
that the Germans cannot afford to lose,
they are compelled to counter-attack-
lo regain the lost positions. Counter
attacks under these circumstances are
invariably extremely costly. They
liave to be hurriedly improvised, out
of whatever troops are at hand, and
sent forward quickly without proper
planning or co-ordtmition, before the
assalinnts have had time to dig them
selves in or reorganize the wrecked
German positions. They immediately . v V j-u .l u i -
come under the massed fire of cannon : ^ ^ that babe wrapped in
secretly concentra^J over a long pe- i ‘Ihng clothes, lying in a man-
rlod for the very purpose of supporting Bethlehem! Prophets were
the offensive and checking attempted ipterested, angels were interested,
reactions. The counter-attacking troops the ages have been most deeply in-
caunot be supported by anything like terested since. The shepherds had
a similar weight of guns, if the orig- perhaps some premonition. The
Inal attack came ashf surprise, because seventy weeks of Daniel’s prophecy
It takes tl.»e to mass guns, ond coon- Mfilled. It may be at
ter-altacks must be launched at ocee ,, , ,• . ii - j-
if th,ey are to succeed. , ''"7 f ey tvere talking of
These considerations explain most of i j.-
the fighting of the past few months. I Suddenly their attentmn was ar-
The British use their possession’ of rested by a strange sight • in the
the Initiative to launch an attack on heavens. It grew brighter and took
a narrow front. They capture a posl- the form of an angel,- and then they
tlon. The Germans are forced, by the heard a voice announcing the birth
Ki fqr safeguarding their line and of Christ as glad tidings for all peo-
preventing other positions from being pjg, not to the Jews only. Then
enfiladed, to counter-attack. They ad- suddenly the air was filled with an-
vance In dense masiaes and are slaugh-
W HAT an interest centered in
if they had come
And it is-quite p]
genefals at the
Tide that British
time are chuck- .
masiaes and are slaugh- ' singing
tered by the waiting guns. Sometimes out from the air.
the counter-attacks succeed, and then , - , , ,
people at home are depressed. They ! We know not their wonderful
read in a bulletin, “Our, troops at- came to mortal ears,
tacked at dawn and occupied the east- 1 Glory to God in the highest,” etc.
ern slopes of Black Hill. Four deter- - We know not who those angels were,
mined counter-attadis by elements of but we fancy they were the redeem-
three German divisions were repulsed ed. Adam was there; Eve was
by onr fire, hut towards evening a fifth there. Eve, who in her maternal
attack compelled us to relinquish the ’ earnestness declared at the birth of
ground we had_gai^^^.” _T^y sh_ake her firstborn, “I have got a man
from the Lord,” hoping that that
was he who sfiould bruise the ser-
i.iig uvci their reports, for the bulletin P^^^. ® head. Now, in the fullness
may mean that at a cost of a thousand she had come to witness the
men the British have shot down five birth of the babe who was to be the
thousand Germans. The aim of the Saviour of her race. David, Elijah,
war at present is not to take hills or Moses, the patriarchs, we believe,
towns, but kill Germans. j were with the heavenly host.
United States Killed Last Chance. | This song reveals three things
“The whole sltuvlton Is as simple !. 'First.—The glorification of God
as a problem in addition and subtrac- through the incarnation. God has
tion,” a distinguished soldier said to glory through his vast work ih na
me. “The enemy knows his own ture, his providence building up and
losses and his own reserves and his easting down nations etc
own munition power exactly, and he ^he incarnation there was spe-
can make a reasonaiily good guess'as j. vu lucic was spe-
to ours. We know our own exactly, glory to God m
and we cun make a fairly accurate es- highest--highe8t, in that it was
timate of his. If .we got together with all other glory, in that it ex-
the Boche, and,we both told tlie truth, tended to all time and in that it
we should probably agree that there wrought such wondrous good,
was once a chance that the German | Second.—The great results to the
armies could tire us all out and get a earth.. It would result in peace,
draw. A small chance, perhaps, but Strifes, thorns and thistles were
still 0 chance. But we should agtee abounding. The earth was torn and
that that chance went overboard when bleeding by constant contention
the Un tea Stete. paeeea a con.er.p- Christ came peace. The result
tFun bill and decided to send an army u.. i ‘couii-
over here.. Prom a ntllltar, point of :"™“. ..
view, the Boche Is doomed, .anti he' /hlrd.—-The effect on the maivld-
most certainly knows It. i ^ man. Good will toward men,”
“The Boche is Ddfa fool. He Is not ' ^7™. another, from God. Out
going on killing his men and ruining ot this good will would finally spring
his country for nothing. He knows he and glory to God in
has no chance on the battlefield, and the highest.—Dr. Matthew Simpson,
he would surrender at once if he did
not see somewhere else a glimmer of
hope. Undoubtedly he believed in the
submarine at pne time, but he must
now realize that so great is the pre
ponderance of force gradually mount
ing up against him here that no num
ber of ships he can sink will do more
than postpone the evil day of reckon
ing. His present reason for fighting
must be that he'thinks we are all get-
tlhg tired of the war, so he may hope
to be-devil our labor parties or our
weaker politicians info a peace made
up of pretty phrases and pious a.splra-
tlons which will .leave him in a posi
tion to recuperate and aftack us again
In ten or twenty years. I am not a
politician but a soldier, but I think if
the politicians and the public generally
had a clear notion of the military situ
ation, saw the thing as it is Instead of
regarding our front as deadlocked,
they could understand the German po
litical dodges much better. than they
The Boche is beliten, if we all
hang together and you send us, men. !
And he must be boatin. or he’ll at- ;
tack us again.’
■ Over the roar of the cities, over |
the hills and the dells,
f With a message of peace to the S
nations, ring the beautiful j
f Bringing joy to the souls that I
are sighing in the hovels J
where poverty dwells—
* There is life—there is life for S
the dying, in the beautiful J
' Far off in a land that is lovely. ]
for the tender sweet story |
it tells, “
J In the light of a glorious mom- a
ing rang the beautiful ^
f And still in the hearts of crea-1
tion an anthem exuUingly J
^ At that memory sweet of the *
ringing of the beautiful |
f They ran o'er the hills and the J
valleys, they summoned the |
glad world that day,
' From regions of night to the |
radifljit light of the cot J
where t.'- Beautiful lay,
f And forever and ever and ever |
a wonderful meiody dwells «
* In the tender sweet ringing |
and singing of the beauti- q
ful r'cthlehem bells.
' For they sing of a love that is J
deathless—a love that still |
triumphs in loss;
. they sing of the love that i
leading the world to the ^
f Ring sweet o'er the sound of S
the cities—ring sweet o'er
the hills and the dells
Y And touch us with tenderest I
pities, oh. beautiful Beihle- [
—Frank L. Stanton.
Had To Clive Up
Was Almost Frantic With the Pain
and Suffering of Kidney Com*
plaint Doan’s Hade Her Well.
Mrs. Lydia Shuster, 1838 Margaret
St., Frankford, Pa., says: “A cold start
ed my kidney trouble. My back began
to ache and got sore and lame. My
joints and ankles became swollen and
painful and it felt as if
needles were sticking in
to them. X finally had
to give up and -went
from bad to worse.
“My kidneys didn’t
act nght and the secre
tions were scanty and
distressing. I had aw
ful dizzy spells when ev-
eiTthing before me turn
ed black; one time I Mrs. Shuster
couldn’t see for twenty minutes. Aw
ful pains in my head set me almost
frantic and I was so nervous, I couldn't
stand the least noise. How I suffered!
Often I didn’t care whether I lived or
“I couldn’t sleep on account of the
terrible pains in my back and head.
Nothin seemed to do me a bit of good
until I began taking Doan’s Kidney
Pills. I could soon see they were heb-
ing me; the backache stopped, my kid
neys were regulated and I no longer
had any dizzy spells or rheumatic pains.
I still take Doan’s occasionally and
they keep my kidneys in good health."
“Sworn to before me.
P. 'W. CASSIDY, JR., Notary Public.
Gat Doan's at Any Store, €0c a Box
FOSTER-MILBURN CO., BUFFALO. N. V.
“Father of Baptists." !
The “Father of American Baptists,”
John Clarke, was horn in Suffolk, Kng- !
land, .'^08 years ago, October 8, 16tK>.!
He was a physician iii London,, but j
emigrated to Massaehiisetts and joined |
the party of Anne Iluteliiiison. with
whom he went to Rhode Island. In
1044 he established tlie second Bap
tist church 111 America, imd became
its pastor. Later he went back to
Ma.s.saclinsetts as a Baptist mission
ary, but was driven out for “spread
ing fal.ie doctrines." In 1661 he re
turned to Kngland with Roger Wil-
Iiam.s, and there wrote and publislied
a hook entitled “Ill News From New
Kngland; or .a .Narrative of New Er.g-
pand’s Persecution.” After 12 years
of labor lie seeured a new charter for
UliiKle Island eolony, which guaran
teed to every person at all times hi)
own judgment and conscience in mat
ters of religious belief. He returned
to ithode Island in 1062 and retained
his jia.storate until hl.s death in 1676.
There is a Bosnian legend J
? that the sun leaps in the heav-
ens and the stars dance around |
it. A great peace comes steal- «
* ing down over mountain and J
f forest. The rotten stumps stand \
f straight and green on the hill- |
, side. The grass is bejlowered g
' with I lossoms, and the birds 2
f sing on the mountain tops i
f thanks to God. In Poland the f
- }}eavens open and Jacob’s lad- g
' der is set up between earth and 2
i sky. In Austria the candles o
in the window that the f
, Christ Child may not stumble |
' when he comes to bless the
f ho7ne. In north Germany the I
f tables are spreaC and the lights i
left burning for the incoming J
' of the Virgin Mary and her at- |
f tending angel.
The English superstition i
^ admirably voiced by the myriad ■
minded Shakespeare in “Ham- ,
r Wherein our Lord's
4 ebrated. ,
■ The bird of dawning slngeth all I
tf night long,
r And then they say no spirit
rf walk abroad,
r The nights are wholesome. Then J
J no planets strike, j
r No fairy takes, nor witch hath- J
rf power to charm,
r So hallowed and so gracious ;
First Christmas Celebration.
The birth of Christ was not original
ly observed' at this time of the year.
It was not until nearly 100 years after
his death that there was any attempt
at a celebration of the event at nil,
and then for 300 years or more it was
celebrated at various times in the year
b.v the Christians in different parts of
the world. Some chose the 1st and
some the 6th of .Tanuary, others the
29th of March, the time of the Jewish
passover, while still others observed
the day on the 29th of September, the
feast of the tabernacles. The 19th of
April and the 20th of May were also
kept as the birthday of Christ. By
the fifth century, however the 25th of
December was the day generally adopt
We have heard from one e( our cor
respondents abroad—somewhere ii>
darkest England, says as exchange.
And he relates that an American sol
dier accompanied him to a shop In
London, where he wished lo purchase
. book. And while thi^ soldier was
railing, he, too, saw a hoik he thought
he’d like, and he asked tl^ young wom
an Its price.
“Three and six, sir,” answered the
“Which is the three and vhich Is the
six?” aswed the soldier.
“There aren’t two son, sir—lhl»
book is three and six."
“Well, that makes nirS,” said the
soldier. “Can’t yon add? Dl take it.
GREEN'S AUGUST FLDWtn^
Has been used for al ailments that
are caused by a disc'dered stomach
and Inactive liver, suh as -sick head
ache, constipatloi,' sour stomach,
nervous indlgestl'n, fermentation of
food, palpitation J the heart caused by
gases in the stmach. August Flower
Is a gentle laxalve, regulates digestion
both in stoman and intestines, cleans
and sweetens he stomach and alimen
tary canal, sL'nulates the liver to se
crete the bit and impurities from the
blood. Sold -1 all civilized countries,
SO and 90 cen bottles.—Adv.
An Old Anglo-Norman Carol.
Lordlings, listen to our lay—
We have come from faraway
To seek Christmas;
In this manson we are told
He his yearly feast doth hold:
Afaj/, joy come from (^od above
To all those who Christmas love!
Lordlings, I now tell you true,
Christmas bringeth unto you
His house he fills with many a disH
0/,bread and meat and also fish i
To grace the day. j
May joy come from God above \
To all those who Christmas love! j
Lordlings. through our army's band !
They say, 'Who spends with open hand
Free and fast, ' j
And oft regales his many friends ;
God gives him double what he spends
To grace the day. i
May joy come from God above '■
To all those who Christmasilove! i
Lordlings, wicked men eschew.
In them never shall you view
Aught that's good;
Cowards are the rabble rout.
Kick and beat the grumblers out
To grace the day.
May joy come from God above
To all those who Christmas love!
Lords, by Christmas and the host
Of this mansion hear my toast—
Drink if U'ell.
Each must drain his cup of wine.
And I the first will toss off mine;
Thus 1 advise.
Here, then. I bid you all wassail.
Cursed be he who will not say Drink-
“Smiley say all sport too tame.”
“Why don’t you suggest airplane
polo to him ?'’-A,amb.
A Ru8'’n Proverb.
With God go T the sea;
him, not over tlu hreshold.
Forced Self Into Service.
A j)utrloti; record saved u man froa
having to serve a prison term whe:
bnniglit before the magistrate in Lou
don recently, according to' a corre
siKimieut. 'I'he man was charged with
being in unlawful possession of ten
ounces of ton when leaving the docks
When charged he said Ne hud been in
('•■inadii for some years and on the out
break of war journeyed Vioni Vancou
ver and tried to “join anythiiig that
was going.” His age, however, pre
vented if, ami he took a job on a
transport. A. vessel on which lie was
working was torpedoed, and he saved
forty-eight lives. He produced papers
in support of his story, and the magls
trate, saying he would take this int
consideration, bound hjm over.
('lirisiinus is, ijorforce. a winter fes
tival, a Oiiully ami fraternal reunion.
“Suffer iittie children to come.” Lo,
they have come. .And the music of
their child voices! Tlie concert of the
morning stars, wliat were they to the
natural untrained meiody of innocent
childhood in its joyou.s expectations?
A brief, bright morning picture with
fervid expectant fancy attuned to
“peace; and good will to men,” a sacred,
solemn, confident, joyous, “pence," a,
“good will” and fraternal frieudship
that shall fill and fructify and sanctify
tlie year to come.
Ah, childhood. Christmas cliildhooei! I to a
See liow for oue day it mocks the
poet’s lliie.s, “Some traces of Eden ye
stlli inliont, but the trail of the ser
pent is ovei' them all. Its own gift
s always the best, and it rejoices that
Bin and Jim and Lizzie ami Sara fared
as well. “Peace on earth," but not of
earth; “good will" that slnill inform
the coining year and mold the man aud'
voman of the future.
To Make a True Christmas.
Don’t forget the lonely, tlie suffering,
the poor, on (’hristmas. Remember
that the first and greatest Christmas
gift was sent not to the rich and pow-
■ful, hut to tlie poor and needy. Give
to those who are near and dear to you.
hut somewhere, .somehow, in your ordi
nary life find some one who is near
and dear to no one else and make
Christmas for him or her.
Christmas Gifts From Farm.
'J'lie fiinii gives splendid facilities for
making gift.s which certainly are ap
preciated by our city friends, writes a
farmer's wife. A dre.ssed chicken or
goose, a few dozen fresh egg.s. a box of
nuts or -apples, a bag of popcorn, be- '
sides tjie stores of jellies, Jams ami .
mince meat which may be drawn from, !
certainly make very acceptable gifts, i
are merely .suggestions of what may !
be furnished from the fanii. j
The use of Christmas tags and labels I
will provide a holiday garni.sh for your I
Orplianages. homes for the hiiml and |
for the poor appreciate a Chri.stmas !
hox, which could he given by the dis
trict school. Children respond freely i
iontrihutlon of this kind. i
Kfp A bottle of Yager’s
Littnent in your stable for
skvin, curb, splint or any
glargement, for shoulder
lip or sweeny, wounds, galls,
scratches, coUar or shoe boils,
sprains and any lameness,
[t absorbs swellings and ea
sements, and dispels pain
stiffness very quickly.
it All Dealers
• Each bottle con
tains more than the
usual SOc bottle of
Dusolvea Inwater for douches stops
catarrl nieeration and laRain-
. -J. RecoibUnended by Lydia EL
Pinkham Med. Co, for ten years.
A healing wonder for nasal catarrh,
) throatsuid srreeyes. EcononiicaL
axlraaniuisiy.deuiiQa and ccRuicidal power.
San^sFrM. 5fe. alWruepiti ' ‘ '
L. msU. TnaPsoloBTotlelCcrppsn]
An Easy Mark.
“Never again will I do my Christ
mas shopping early." said .Toblots.
•T hoiight everything a month ago.
and I was force’d to do the work of
several other people in the office while
they went out and did their Christmas
Frost Proof Cabbage Plants
Early Jersey and Charleston Wakefield, Suc
cession and Flat Dutch. By erprees, 500, $1.85;
1,000.12.00; 5,000 at ll.W; 10,000 up at $1,50. F. O.
B. HERB. Delivered parcel post 100, 85c; 1,000.
$2.50. Satisfaction guaranteed.
D. F. JAMISON, SUMMERVILLE, S. C.
I W. N. U., CHARLOTTE, NO. 49-1917.
oafs for young and old. No opiates in