The Okaloosa Leader
Vol. 1 Laurel Hill, Fla, Thursday, January 13, 1916
No. 15

County Commissioners Regular Meeting
Tuesday and Wednesday, January 4 and 5.
  There was very little except routine work before the board up to Tuesday night.
  The Treasurer, Tax Collector, and County Judge filed their reports for December, showing amount of taxes collected and balances on hand, etc.
  Quite a number of small sundry accounts against the county were examined and warrants ordered drawn to pay for same.
  The bids of Walton Land and Timber Co., for the convicts at $10 was rejected.
  Mr. Givins was instructed to look into the matter of petitions for a public road on east side of Yellow River down near the mouth of Murder Creek.
  The Firearm Bond of D. F. Sutley and G. O. Spears was approved.
  The Notary Bonds of D. F. Smith, S. C. Hinote, and J. M. Jordan were approved.
  The bond of C. S. Wright as Deputy Sheriff was approved.
  The Commissioners before they adjourn on Wednesday will select names for jury, divide the county into precincts, provide for registration books and ballot boxes, and will probably consider the several petitions for court house election.
  Wednesday Morning
  Board met pursuant to adjournment with all members present.
  Mr. Baggett called Mr. Givens? To the chair and ________ following resolution which was adopted by the Board.
  Resolved, that the Board of County Commissioners of Okaloosa County recommend and ask that the route of the Old Spanish Trail Highway be designated to cross Yellow River at Milligan, Fla., (for reason that we have the best high water crossing on said river) and that said route be extended by Baker, Munson, Jay and on to Chumuckla Springs Bridge as a northern route, and by Holt, Milton, and on to said Bridge as a southern route, for said highway.
  Mr. Davis had appointed the following Road Overseers:  A. J. Bolton and W. S. Bethea.
  Mr. Givens had J. E. Steele appointed Road Overseer.
  Mr. Rozier was ordered to build one-half mile of clay road west of Miliigan as an experiment in order to find the cost per mile of building clay roads in Okaloosa County.
  Mr. Rozier was instructed to build suitable seats and prepare the court house for holding court.
  The Okaloosa News was designated as the County Official Organ for the year 1916.
  The regular meeting of the Board was changed from the first Tuesday to the second Tuesday in each month except those months that the Board is required to meet on the first Monday by law.
  Ordered that desks be purchased for the Clerk and Sheriff.
  Ordered that each Justice of the Peace in Okaloosa County be required to make monthly reports whether there was any business in their respective offices or not.
  The names of 300 qualified electors of Okaloosa County were placed in a sealed box as required by law from which a Jury will be drawn.
  The voters of each precinct are requested by the Board to hold mass meetings on the 19th day of February and select one member from each precinct as a committee to meet the Executive Committee at Milligan on March 4th to organize and attend to any other business required by law, such as arranging for the Primaries, etc.
  Okaloosa County was divided into election precincts as numbered as follows:
South Baker
North Baker
Beaver Creek
Old Walton
Laurel Hill
Yellow River
Garden City
Mary Esther

  It will be noted that a number of precincts are consolidated, Svea being consolidated with Laurel Hill, etc.
  The board made their estimates and appropriations for the year which will be published later.
  The Board declared to act on the several petitions for a court house election on account of said petitions not conforming to the General Statutes in calling for such election, and drew resolutions which will be given the press next week explaining their action.
  Mr. Rozier was appointed Spanish Trail Supt. for Okaloosa County.
  The Board adjourned to meet the second Tuesday in February.

There are many of you.
That we appreciate your patronage, your loyalty and steadfastness, fully as much as you appreciate the  help we have at times been able to furnish you, goes without saying.
HOWEVER, we want to take this public method of thanking you for past patronage and , with full confidence that this patronage will continue, we pledge you our best endeavors in the future as you have had in the past.
WISHING you an increased measure of Happiness and Prosperity for the year 1916, we are
Sincerely yours,

The opening of a New Year is a mile stone in Life’s Journey.
We glance backward and take stock of what we have done.
We look forward and lay out a plan of action, resolving to press forward towards better things.
In all lines of human endeavor the inspiration of the New Year is a call for more work and better service.
In response to these thoughts FINLAYSON’S CASH STORE will endeavor to give better values, and better service.
While it has always been the value-centre of the commercial life of Laurel Hill, inducements and values will be given in the future that will make it distinctively a value-giving store.
In all the lines of merchandise this store will carry, quality will be the first consideration, and a volume of business with small profits will be our aim.
This brief outline of our policy will help you to watch for future announcements in this space, specifying money saving features that will be mutually beneficial to store and customer alike.
Let the New Year find us more responsive to each other’s needs.

Laurel Hill the HUB of Okaloosa County
Most PRACTICAL Place for the County Seat.

The Secret of Peace
By Rev. L. W. Gosnell, Superintendent of Men, Moody Bible Institute of Chicago
TEXT-  Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus—Philippians 4:6, 7.
  Martin Luther once noticed a bird perched on a tree, resting for the night.  “That little bird,” he said, “has chosen its shelter and is about to go to sleep in tranquility; it has no disquietude, neither does it consider where it shall rest tomorrow night, but it sits in peace on that slender branch, leaving it to God to provide for it.  Thus we ourselves refuse to trust in God, who so far from willing our condemnation has given for us his Son.”  The text we have chosen makes clear the pathway to peace for human hearts.
  First, we are to be “careful for nothing.”  This exhortation has been misapplied by some.  They are truly careful for nothing and think they have cast t heir cares upon God.  But those acquainted with all the circumstances inform us that they have only cast their cares upon their husbands or wives, or friends, who must bear this burden for them.  For such people to talk of trust in God is sheer hypocrisy.  There is a proper sort of carefulness which is commended of by St. Paul in the very epistle from which our text is taken (Philippians’ 2:20).  The revised version makes clear the meaning of the apostle in our text by the translation “Be anxious for nothing.”
  Again, we are to be prayerful about everything.  Some good people are wise about what is written in this regard.  They tell us we should pray only about spiritual matters; but the text says “everything.”  The old mystics even went so far as to say we should have no desires, but should only pray, “Thy will be done.”  To say the least, this would be very un-human, and we are glad to be assured by the text that it is not the divine requirement.  The Father wants us to tell out our hearts freely into his ear, and we can see at once the relief this affords, and how it is related to our peace.  Questions may arise as to the need of telling God all when he knows all.  Whether we can answer them or not the fact remains that we are encouraged “in everything by prayer and supplication,” to make our requests known unto God.
  Henry Clay Trumbull was a very practical man, to whom prayer was a reality.  He believed that in literally everything he should make his requests known to God.  On one occasion just as he was leaving for the train he mislaid the manuscript of an address he was to deliver.  He had put it in his pocket and it had disappeared most mysteriously.  He at once had resource to prayer.  He testified that immediately it was suggested in his mind that he look in his inside vest pocket rather than in the pocket of his coat, and lo! The missing document was found.  God will answer in various ways, but our part is plain:  “In everything make your requests known to God.”
  The third direction to those who seek peace is that our prayer should be “offered with thanksgiving.”  This element is generally omitted; as Syurgeon said, “Complain is the largest tribute heaven receives.”  But we may be thankful, literally, in everything.  The very privilege of prayer should make us grateful, for it gives us access to the most holy place.  The fact that all comes to us from the hand of God is a sure ground for confidence that we may be thankful for all.  It will be seen at once that a grateful heart will help us on the way to peace.
  Then follows a promise that “the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep (or guard) your hearts and minds (or thoughts) in Christ Jesus.”  The figure is a beautiful one.  We are seen as sheltered in Christ, as in a fortress, while peace like a sentinel guards the door.  The completeness of our protection is suggested by the expression “hearts and thoughts,” i.e., the whole inner man and the very workings of that inner man, in detail, shall be guarded by peace.  It is to be noted that this is a definite promise to those who are anxious for nothing, prayerful about everything and thankful for anything.
  A gloomy Christian told a happy colored woman that she did not see how she kept so joyous.  “Suppose,” said she, “you grew sick, or your employer died, or some other dreadful thing were to happen?”  The happy saint interrupted:  “Stop, honey; I never supposes.  The Lawd is my Shepherd.  It’s all dem ‘supposes’ as is makin’ you so miserable.  You’d better give dem all up and just trust de Lawd.”

The Main Highway in Europe
  The main traveled highway in Europe this year is that path which leads down the valley of the Silent Mystery.  All other roads are blocked. And down that path, since August 1st of last year, five million men have passed—five million men in the full prime and strength of life, hurried to an untimely passing by the rude thrust of war. In spite of the clamor of conflict throughout the continent, and the clash of arms, one may realize that the real interest of many millions more will be found to be centered on the gate at the end of the pathway, and the great problem as to what lies beyond.  Whatever else the war is doing, it is creating a psychological atmosphere wherein humanity desires to know the subtler facts of life and death.  Materialism is reaching its climax in the strife, and yielding place inevitably to the charm of the soul.  The pathway is a dark and bloody one, yet it may be defined as that of painful progress toward a higher goal.—Christian Register.

A Second Mile Surgeon
  An interesting story is told about an eminent surgeon which is worth passing on.  In sewing up a wound after an operation, one of his students observed that he always tied three knots where the custom was to tie only two.  Asked about it, the surgeon replied, “The third is my sleeping knot:  It may not be necessary to tie it, but it makes the matter that much safer and I find I sleep better for it.”  That is only one more instance of the beauty of doing just a little more than anyone could properly demand and going the second mile, as our Lord put it.  Most men are able to sleep better after such an experience.  There is danger in letting other people determine what one should do, and the danger is more serious that it will lead to under doing rather than overdoing.

What Jesus Wants From Children
  Children learn what Jesus wants from you.  He wants your childhood.  He wants your faith and love. He wants you to obey your parents as he obeyed his.  He wants you to threat with respect those who are older.  He wants you to ask questions and learn.  He wants you to make a public confession of his name, as he publicly confessed his father’s name.  He wants you to join his _______ and praises.—David Gregg

  More machinery rusts out than wears out. More machinery is thrown away on account of a few parts giving out than because the wearing out of the entire machine.
  Who pays the bills?
  Who keeps the many large machinery concerns in business?
  The farmer.
  When other lines of business are slack or dead, there is practically no decrease in the manufacture of farm machinery, because the farmer is a steady buyer and always in the field for another machine or for some new type of farm machine.
  How waste may be stopped:
By more careful selection.
By buying from reliable dealers and manufacturers.
By keeping machinery in repair.
By sheltering machinery when not in use.—F. M. White.  University of Wisconsin Bankers’ Bulletin.

Log Held Tightly by Means of Chain Attached to Lever—Comfortable Position for Sawyer
  Sawing wood on a buck is a very fatiguing job because the leg, in holding the log in the crotch of the buck, is a very unnatural position.  With an improvement on the ordinary sawbuck, as shown in the illustration from Popular Mechanics, the foot is placed almost on a level with the ground in a position as if standing in front of the buck, not only making a natural and comfortable position, but also causing the log to be held much more firmly and without effort.
  A piece of hard wood is nailed firmly on the two back legs of the buck near the bottom, a heavy eyebolt is screwed into it in the center and a chain attached.  The chain should be long enough to reach over the largest log and down to the ground in front of the buck.  A lever is hinged to the hardwood crosspiece near the center and extends to the front side of the buck.  A hook is fastened in the front end of the lever in which to hook the links of the chain.
  A log is placed in the crotch of the buck in the usual manner and the chain is brought over the log and a link placed in the hook of the lever while the latter is raised several inches from the ground.  The lever is then pressed down by the foot and the sawing started.

Seed Corn
  The best place for the farmer to obtain seed corn is from fields on his own farm, or in his neighborhood, that were planted with a variety which has generally proved most successful in that locality.  Of course, if a community has an experienced and honest corn breeder on whom it may rely, the seed corn may be obtained from him.—United States Department of Agriculture.

Fence Improves Appearance
  A fence gives a roadside a sort of fine business touch and speaks well of the owner.

Ec-Zene Kills Eczema
  Let us prove it.  Accept no substitute. If your Druggist does not have it, write to Ec-Zene Co., St. Paul, Minn.—Adv.

The Class
  “What did you say when the actor asked you what you thought of that rotten open fireplace episode in his play?”
  “Told him no lie—said I thought it was a grate scene.”

A Hint To Wise Women
  Don’t suffer torture when all female trouble will vanish in thin air after using “Femenica.”  Price 50 cents and $1.00.—Adv.

Pure Fiction
  “There is no romance left to this prosaic age.”  “No?”  Did you ever hear Simpkins tell how popular he is with the ladies?”

Business Man
  Despite is illiteracy, Mose Belt, a leading citizen of an Alabama town, has gathered quite a competency from his whitewashing and calcimine trade.
  Recently, during the course of some business with a notary, the latter produced a document saying:
“Sign your name here, Mose.”
  “Look heah,” said Mose, with offended dignity, “I don’t sign mah name, suh.  I’ss a business man and has no time for dem trifling details.  I always dictates mah name, suh.”

New Tune Needed
  Donald and a little girl friend were not very successful selling Red Cross stamps because they were late canvassing a field already canvassed.  They stopped on a street corner for conference.
  “What do you say when you go to the door,” she asked.
  “I knock and when someone comes to the door,” replied Donald, “I say, ‘Do you want to buy any Red Cross stamps today?” and they say, “No, not today.”
  “That is what I say, and that is what they say to me, too,” replied the little girl.  “I guess we had better get a new tune.”—Indianapolis News.

Hard, Sometimes, to Raise Children
  Children’s taste is oftentimes more accurate in selecting the right kind of food to fit the body, than that of adults.  Nature works more accurately through the children.
  A Brooklyn lady says:  “Our little boy had long been troubled with weak digestion. We could never persuade him to take more than one taste of any kind of cereal food.  He was a weak little chap and we were puzzled to know what to feel him on.”
  “One lucky day we tried Grape-Nuts.  Well, you never saw a child eat with such a relish, and it did me good to see him.  From that day on it seemed as though we could almost see him grow.  He would eat Grape-Nuts for breakfast and supper, and I think he would have liked the food for dinner.”
  “The difference in his appearance is something wonderful.”
  “My husband had never fancied cereal foods of any kind, but he became very fond of Grape-Nuts and has been much improved in health since using it.
  “We are now a healthy family and naturally believe in Grape-Nuts.”
  “A friend has two children who were formerly afflicted with rickets.  I was satisfied that the disease was caused by lack of proper nourishment.  The children showed it.  So I urged her to use Grape-Nuts as an experiment and the result was almost magical.”
  “They continued the food and today both children are as well and strong as any children in this city, and, of course, my friend is a firm believer in Grape-Nuts, for she has the evidence before her eyes everyday.”  Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.

Hopes Women Will Adopt This Habit As Well As Men
Glass of hot water each morning helps us look and feel clean, sweet, fresh.
  Happy, bright, alert—vigorous and vivacious—a good clear skin; a natural fitness are assured only by clean, healthy blood.  If only every woman and likewise every man could realize the wonders of drinking phosphated hot water each morning, what a gratifying change would take place.
  Instead of the thousands of sickly, anemic looking men, woman and girls with pasty or muddy complexions; instead of the multitudes of “nerve wrecks,” “rundowns,” brain fogs,” optimistic throng of rosy cheeked people everywhere.
  An inside bath is had by drinking each morning before breakfast, a glass of real hot water with a teaspoonful of limestone phosphate in it to wash from the stomach, liver, kidneys and the yards of bowels the previous day’s indigestible waste, sour fermentations and poisons, thus cleansing, sweetening and freshening the entire alimentary canal before putting more food into the stomach.
  Those subject to sick headaches, billowiness, nasty breath, rheumatism, colds; and particularly those who have a pallid, sallow complexion and who are constipated very often, are urged to obtain a quarter pound of limestone phosphate from any drugstore or at the store which will cost but a trifle but is sufficient to demonstrate the quick and remarkable change in both health and appearance awaiting those who practice internal sanitation.  We must remember that inside cleanliness is more important than outside, because the skin does not absorb impurities to contaminate the blood, while the pours in the thirty feet of bowels do.—Adv.

Strictly Modern
  She—Do you mind if I smoke?
  He—Oh, please do!  I like the smell of it.  All my sisters smoke.—Puck

No sick headache, biliousness, bad taste or constipation by morning.
  Get a 10-cent box.
  Are you keeping your bowels, liver, and stomach clean, pure and fresh with Casarets, or merely forcing a passageway every few days with Salts, Cathartic Pills, Castor Oil or Purgative Waters?
  Stop having a bowel wash-day.  Let Cascarets thoroughly cleanse and regulate the stomach, remove the sour and fermenting food and foul gases, take the excess bile from the liver and carry out of the system all the captivated waste matter and poisons from the bowels.
  A Cascaret tonight will make you feel great by morning.  They work while you sleep—never gripe, sicken or cause any inconvenience, and cost only 10 cents a box from your store.  Millions of men and women take a Cascaret now and then and never have Headaches, Biliousness, Coated Tongue, Indigestion, Sour Stomach or Constipation.—Adv.

  Matrimonial bonds are always a source of revenue to ministers.

Don’t Look Old!  Try Grandmother’s Recipe to Darken and Beautify Gray, Faded Lifeless Hair.
  Grandmother kept her hair beautifully darkened, glossy and abundant with a brew of Sage Tea and Sulphur. Whenever her hair fell out or took on that dull, faded or streaked appearance, this simple mixture was applied with wonderful effect.  By asking at any drugstore for “Wyeth’s Sage and Sulphur Hair Remedy,” you will get a large bottle of this old-time recipe, ready to use, for about 50 cents.  This simple mixture can be depended to restore natural color and beauty to the hair and is splendid for dandruff, dry, itchy scalp and falling hair.
  A well known druggist says everybody uses Wyeth’s Sale and Sulphur because it darkens so naturally and evenly that nobody can tell it has been applied—it’s so easy to use too. You can simply dampen a comb or soft brush and draw it through your hair, taking one strand at a time.  By morning the gray hair disappears; after another application or two, it is restored to its natural color and looks glossy, soft and abundant.—Adv.

Belgium’s Lost Children
  There are so many little children alone in this big world!  One day a young Belgian official called my attention to his white hair.  “That turned in a month,” he said, “because I could not find the parents of frightened children, nor the children of agonized parents.”—Mabel Hyde Kittredge in the New Republic.

To Drive Out Malaria And Build Up The System
  Take the Old Standard Groves Tasteless chill Tonic. You know what you are taking, as the formula is printed on every label, showing it is Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form.  The Quinine drives out malaria, the Iron builds up the system.  50 cents.

Citing an Exception
  Hetny—But what is the use in arguing the matter. One can’t get more out of a bottle than there is in it.
  Omar—Oh, I don’t know. I had a bottle containing a quart of liquor once, and I got a big head and a $10 fine out of it the next morning.

but like counterfeit money the imitation has not the worth of the original.  Insist on “La Creole” Hair Dressing—it’s the original. Darkens your hair in the natural way, but contains no dye.  Price $1.00—Adv.

Gypsies of Indian Origin
  American Romany supports the theory that the Gypsies originally came from India. Mr. Black, an English writer, makes it plain that most of their words are derived from the Sanskrit, notwithstanding scholars have tried to trace the race back to the Saracens, Canaanites, lost tribes of Israel and other ancient people.

  Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets are the original little liver pills put up 40 years ago.  They regulate the liver and bowels.—Adv.

How To Work It
Bobbs—I wish I could get my wife to come home, but she’ll stick till the last dance is over.
Dobbs—I’ll tell you how to do it.
Dobbs—Just dance three times in succession with the pretty girl in the bright red dress, and she’ll take you home in a hurry.

  You can rid yourself of that cold in the head by taking Laxative Quinidine Tablets.  Price 25 cents.  Also used in cases of La Grippe and for severe headaches.  Remember that.—Adv.

  “Peace on earth is my motto.”
  “It’s a good motto.  But good mottos, are as hard to enforce as a good law.”

Piles Relieved by First Application and cured in 6 to 14 days by PAXO OINTMENT the universal remedy for all forms of Piles.  Druggist refund money if it fails.—Adv.

  Indulgent mothers are those who permit their children to annoy others.

Use “Removine” and be cured.  Do not wait until the heart organ is beyond repair.  “Removine” is the heart and nerve tonic.  Price 50 cents and $1.00.—Adv.

  A medicine chest without Magic Arnica Liniment is useless.  Best of all liniments for sprains, swellings, bruises, rheumatism and neuralgia.  Three sizes, 25 cents, 50 cents and $1.00.—Adv.

  Every time some people bury the hatchet they dig up a hammer.

Important to Mothers
  Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for infants and children, and see that it Bears the Signature of Chas. H. Fletcher.
  In use for over 30 years.
Children cry for Fletcher’s Castoria.

  If the wife would practice all her husband preaches there would be fewer grounds for divorce.

Stop That Ache!
  Don’t worry along with a bad back.  Get rid of it. It’s a sign you haven’t taken care of yourself!—haven’t had enough air, exercise and sleep.  Probably this has upset your kidneys.  Get back to sensible habits and give the kidneys help.  Thus, if it’s kidney backaches, the dizziness, lameness and tiredness will disappear.  Use Doan’s Kidney Pills—the best recommended kidney remedy.
A Mississippi Case
  Mrs. J. A. Shute, 621 Main St., Greenwood, Miss. Says: “My kidneys became disordered and caused my health to run down.  I had severe pains in my back and I always felt tired and had no ambition.  I was badly bloated throughout my body. My sight was affected and at times I could hardly see. I used Doan’s Kidney Pills and was rid of the complaint.  It has never returned.
Get Doan’s at Any Store, 50 cents a Box
DOAN’S KIDNEY PILLS, Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N.Y.

How To Avoid Operations
These Three Women Tell How They Escaped the Dreadful Ordeal of Surgical Operations
  Hospitals are great and necessary institutions, but they should be the last resort for women who suffer with ills peculiar to their sex.  Many letters on file in the Pinkham Laboratory at Lynn, Mass, prove that a great number of women after they have been recommended to submit to an operation have been made well by Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound.  Here are three such letters.  All sick women should read them.
  Marinette, Wis.—“I went to the doctor, and he told me I must have an operation for a female trouble, and I hated to have it done as I had been married only a short time.  I would have terrible pains and my hands and feet were cold all the time.  I took Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound and was cured, and I feel better in everyway. I give you permission to publish my name because I am so thankful that I feel well again.”—Mrs. Fred Behnke, Marinette, Wis.
  Detroit, Mich.—“When I first took Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound I was so run down with female troubles that I could not do anything, and our doctor said I would have to undergo an operation. I could hardly walk with help, so when I read about the Vegetable Compound and what it had done for others I thought I would try it. I got a bottle of Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound and a package of Lydia E. Pinkham’s Sanative Wash and used them according to directions.  They helped me and today I am able to do all my work and I am well.”—Mrs. Thos. Dwyer, 989 Milwaukee Ave., East, Detroit, Mich.
  Bellevue, Pa.—“I suffered more than tongue can tell with terrible bearing down pains and inflammation.  I tried several doctors and they all told me the same story, that I never could get well without an operation and I just dreaded the thought of that.  I also tried a good many other medicines that were recommended to me and none of them helped me until a friend advised me to give Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound a trial. The first bottle helped, I kept taking it, and now I don’t know what it is to be sick any more and I am picking up in weight.  I am 20 years old and weigh 145 pounds.  It will be the greatest pleasure to me if I can have the opportunity to recommend it to any other suffering women.”—Miss Irene Froklicher, 1923 Manhattan St., North Side, Bellevue, Pa.

 Clever Housewife Will Quickly Learn How to Prepare Them So That There is No Hint of Rehashing—Some Directions.
 (Prepared by Nellie Maxwell of he Department of Farmers’ Institutes, University of Wisconsin.)
  Left-overs, like the poor, “are always with us.”
  There are none who care to know that they are being served with left-overs, no matter how appetizing these may be made.  Yet even in the best regulated families there are bits of left-over food which, if care and thought is used, may be served again without a suspicion that they are rehashed.
  The soup kettle has been aptly termed the kitchen waste basket, receiving many a choice manuscript which might otherwise go for naught.  Foods thrown away by extravagant cooks would feed an entire family, and well.
  Now for a few examples:  The bones and carcass of a turkey cracked and put into cold water, then brought to the simmering point and cooked for several hours, makes a good favored broth which may be used in any number of ways—to make soup, as a liquid for meat sauces, and as a flavor for gravy.  The bits of meat left on the bones of the carver, if cut in bits, added to thick, well-seasoned gravy (also a left-over) placed in a baking dish and covered with seasoned mashed potato, brushed with egg to make a nice brown crust, then baked in a dish which the entire family will like.
  A half cupful of stewed tomatoes, less or more, may be added to the turkey bone broth with celery salt, salt, pepper, and two tablespoons of boiled rice, and you have a fine hot soup to serve on a cold night.
  A half cupful of canned salmon is left over from a previous meal.  Shred the fish with two forks, add a chopped sour pickle or a few olives, some copped cabbage and a little celery, with a simple boiled dressing, the result is a most appetizing salad which may be served on lettuce or shredded cabbage.  Tuna fish is especially good served this way or with hot riced potatoes.  Place the hot fish in the center of a hot platter, surround with seasoned riced potatoes, then around this pour a thick, rich white sauce.
  When cooking carrots to serve in any ordinary way, reserve a few cooked whole, then later serve them cut in strips seasoned with butter and lemon juice.  Serve very hot.  A grating of nutmeg or a dash or two of cayenne pepper is liked by some for a little zest.
  Any small amount of cranberry jelly, if cut in cubes, may be served as a pudding garnish, with hard sauce or whipped cream.
  Fruit juice, left from canned fruit, will make delicious pudding sauce or as liquid in fruit cake and as salad dressings for furit, particularly if it is light in color, like peach, pear or pineapple juice.

Boiled Potatoes With Onion Sauce
  Boil potatoes in their jackets with bacon and onion sauce.  The potatoes are cooked soft in boiling water and sent to table smoking hot, still in their skins, with a bit of salt sprinkled over them.  Each person peels his own potato and eats it with this sauce.  Get half a pound of smoked bacon, not too fat, remove the rind and chop into small dice; fry until they begin to crisp, then add an equal amount of chopped onion, mix and cook slowly, stirring occasionally until the onion is a fine yellow color, but not blacken.  Serve hot in gravy boat. It has a delicious flavor and is not as indigestible as it sound.

[Picture shows a German Soldier surrounded by Turks. In back of them are stacked boxes. They are in a desert with what looks like a sand hill behind them]
Caption under picture:  German well diggers accompanying the Turkish army on its way across the desert discovered that it would be necessary to cache water along the route.  For this reason they contrived water boxes which are planted at certain intervals across the desert sands.  The photograph shows the great array of boxes at one of the water stations.  The water carriers are waiting for the arrival of the troops.

The Old Reliable Store
Thanks their many customers for the Liberal Patronage accorded them during the past year and solicit a continuation of the same in
and wish for each one a
Happy and Prosperous

Should Be Often On Table
Apples May Be Served In So Many Ways That It Will Be Long Before They Pall
  Apples served raw should be ripe.  If they have come from the market they should be washed before being served.
  Pared and sliced apples may be kept from discoloring by putting them into a salt solution, one level tablespoonful of salt to three pints of cold water.
  Fine flavored, fresh apples are not improved in cooking by the use of cinnamon or other condiments.
  To make a “bird’s nest,” fill a pie tin which has perpendicular sides, with apples cored and cut into eighths. Add a very little water, cover with a biscuit crust, and bake 25 minutes, or until the apples are tender.  When baked, turn the crust side down on a large platter, sprinkle with sugar and serve with cream.
  For apple sauce, prepare apples as bird’s nest, place in an acid-proof saucepan with a small amount of water and cook until tender but not mushy.  Add small amounts of sugar, continue the cooking for a minute or two and then remove and allow to cool.

Number 116
The Bank of Laurel Hill
At Laurel Hill, in the State of Florida, at the close of Business—December 31st, 1915
Loans on Real Estate                   $22,773.34
Loans on Collected Security other than Real Estate                                             7,768.06
All other Loans and Discounts         6,629.18
Overdrafts                                           49.50
Banking House, Furniture and Fixtures                                                              5,704.00
Other Real Estate                              300.00
Claims and other Resources                40.00
Due from Incorporated Banks      26,486.57
Other Cash Items                               10.00
Cash on Hand                               5,225.37
Total                                         $75,006.02
Capital Stock Paid in                 $20,000.00
Surplus Fund                                 6,000.00
Undivided Profits (Less Expenses and Taxes Paid)                                                 77.43
Individual Deposits, Subject to Check                                                               31,475.05
Time Certificates of Deposits       12,132.59
Cahier’s Checks Outstanding           320.95
Bills Payable                                 2,000.00
Total                                        $75,006.02
State of Florida, County of Okaloosa, ss.:
  I, Oscar Steele, Cashier of the above named Bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
  Oscar Steele, Cashier
       J. D. Cobb,
       Daniel Campbell
       H. M. Stokes,
Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 5th day of January, 1916.
(Seal)  P.J. Steele, Notary Public
  My Commission expires Dec. 10th, 1917

New Flavor, Stay Crisp in cream, No Waste
  Just one trial of the NEW POST TOASTIES, made in our spotless pure-food factories, reveals their pronounced superiority.  A distinguishing characteristic being the presence of tiny little puffs on each delicately toasted flake.
  First, a splendid new flavor is developed in the NEW POST TOASTIES; the full, true flavor of the corn, not found in other corn flakes.
  Second, they have a body and firmness that prevents softening in cream, and provides a nourishing, satisfying breakfast dish that one can chew, though deliciously tender and crisp.
  And third, the NEW POST TOASTIES do not waste in the package through crumbling, like ordinary flakes.
  Thousands of housewives have “discovered” these new and decidedly better corn flakes to the open delight of husbands and children.
  The NEW Toasties are crisper and daintier, than common corn flakes, with better flavor, better body, and added economy.
  Packed in paraffin-sealed cartons to preserve the delicious oven-crispness until opened at your table.
  And remember—they’re called
  Sold by Grocers Everywhere

Battle Wounds Fail to Shake British Soldiers
Doctor Gets New Conception of Word patriotism in Caring for Wounded at the Front—Medical Service Highly Efficient
  Chicago—The “Miracle of the Fighting Men” suggests itself as a pretty good caption for the following interview, writes Charles N. Wheeler in the Chicago Tribune.
  Doctor Chancellor was one of the Chicago Unit that crossed over last June to take charge of a base hospital up near the French fighting line.  Only English wounded and sick were brought to this hospital.
  The doctor had six months of it—not all of the time in the base hospital.
  In the sector in which Dr. Chancellor was working they had accommodations for some 30,000 wounded and sick.  In his own base hospital, forty miles back from the first line of trenches, they cared for 1,000 under normal conditions.
  After one of the “drives” they crowded it up to 1,500.
  “The human mind is a wonderful thing,” said Doctor Chancellor while resting at his club.
  “I don’t know just how many thousand wounded we handled.  But in the six months I did not hear a single conscious man groan.  It was the same with the seriously wounded—not a sound or a protest.  Only those who had been rendered unconscious gave expression to the shock. It was involuntary.”
  “The English boys took their medicine quietly.  It was a strange revelation—this modern type of Spartan.”
  “In the six months, working all the time among the wounded and the sick, I didn’t hear a single man swear.  I didn’t hear a single loud voice.”
  “And there was no fear anywhere.”
  “I thought I knew what was meant by the word patriotism.  I had no concept of it until we got to work behind the trenches.”
  “Some of the men were badly hit.  The wounds made by shells were nasty.  But not a whimper out of one of them—except the unconscious.  They asked no questions, offered no protests—simply did what you told them—did it with no thought of the death that was all around them. For their country was the only thought that possessed their mind.  The ordinary human thoughts had left them almost entirely.”
  “I have no idea of how long the war ________ to run.  I have no means of knowing what the resources of the belligerents are or what the programs are.”
  “All I know is that the British on this front will fight as long as they get ammunition and food, and they will fight, if they can get ammunition, without much concern about the regularity of meals.”
  “The whole world seems to know now about the French.  Wonderful people they are.  Their inspiration is beyond us ordinary mortals.  They die gladly and quietly.  Their invocations are all of beautiful France.”
  “I was educated for a time in Germany and I know something of the great efficiency of the German medical staff.  But I don’t think Germany outclasses in this war the French and English medical department, for the latter is about as near perfect as human brains can make it.”
  “We had no typhoid.  That is a very important statement at this time.  How is it accounted for?  Vaccination and patriotism.  The men stand in muddy trenches, but they are out in the open. They think only of their country—of the empire.”
  “That was the biggest surprise for all of us—no typhoid.  The medical organization of the R.A.M.C. is most extraordinary.  It is simply, efficiently built on common sense methods.  We had no new method, no new anesthetics, and no new antiseptics.  We used chloroform on the battlefield and ether back in the hospitals.”
  “But every trench was supplied with pure water, mostly artesian.  We used some river water, but it was all filtered.”
  “No raw vegetables or fruit were allowed.”
  “Everything had to be cooked.  Every pint of milk was boiled before it got to the soldiers.  It was simply the common sense method of prevention.”
  “The pathetic cases were the ‘involuntary cowards.’  That’s a new mental affliction peculiar to this war of high explosives.  When men are brought back from the firing line suffering with concussion due to high explosives they are sent back home as soon as possible.  Their fighting days are over.”
  “I think I saw the real spirit of the fighting men. It is still strange to me in a way.  The word panic is unknown, even among the wounded and the dying.  There is not the slightest suggestion of fear anywhere.”

Big Country Schoolboy
  Fremont, O.—F. I. Gahn of Rich township is perhaps the biggest country schoolboy in Ohio, if not in the United States.  He is sixteen years of age and weighs 260 pounds. Gahn attends the Glaser school, north of Fremont, and is one of the brightest pupils in his class.

  London’s streets, laid end to end, would reach from New York to San Francisco.

Saloniki Swarms With Agents of Central Powers
Watch Every Train and Vessel with out Molestation—Tasks Performed With Cynical Audacity That is Really Provoking
  London—From Saloniki an English press correspondent communicates under date of November 25, the following account of the spy system established there by Germany and her allies:
  “Since it became the base of the Anglo-French operations in the Balkans, Saloniki has attained an importance unprecedented in all its history.  It has become the gathering place of a heterogeneous assembly of soldiers representing nearly every race under the sun, and besides it has been infested with such an army of spies that one fairly stumbles over them.  Saloniki seems to have become a veritable paradise to these contemptible individuals who strut about here at their leisure, without being interfered with in the least.  They perform their tasks with a cynical audacity which is really provoking.
  “Here one will find the elite of the German, Austrian and Bulgarian world of espionage.  As soon as a traveler alights from a train at Saloniki some sly-looking person is sure to be on hand, stirring up not only the new arrival himself but also the baggage, and if possible the watchful person will try to get a peep at the newcomer’s passport too, when this is presented for inspection.  The trail is followed to the hotel, where subsequently the clerk will be pumped for all the information he may be able to supply.  Then the waiters are enlisted in the service of the spy, and if they cannot pick up enough bits of casual conversation with their patron some outsider will be hired to occupy the nearest table in the dinning room, in order to try and draw the stranger by the apparent ‘hail fellow well meet’ method.
  “If the goings and comings of ordinary private persons are observed so closely, one may rest assured that not a single transport arrives or a soldier disembarked, without that fact being reported immediately to Sofia, Constantinople or Berlin.  Nor can the Greek government be blamed for not intervening in the nefarious business.  Greece maintains the neutrality, and on the whole this neutrality is benevolent to the allies.  On the other hand, the English-French military authorities have their hands tied in this matter and are quiet impotent to take any efficacious measures for protecting against spies.
  “The problem, however, is one which calls for a prompt solution.”

Blindness No Affliction
“A Handicap Which Can Be Overcome,” Says British Soldier Who Lost Sight in Battle
   London—Visitors to the Blind Soldiers and Sailors hotel, St. Dunstans, Regents Park, see squads of sturdy men in spotless white docks and vests leading the new life.
  Blinded in battle, these late soldiers—many of them youths of nineteen and twenty—have been taught to be the cheeriest men the kingdom instead of being cast adrift in helplessness and misery, a burden to themselves and their kindred.
  “I used to think blindness was an affliction,” said one of the men.  “Take if from me, that’s all nonsense. Blindness is just a handicap which can be overcome.  A blind soldier comes in and in a few weeks the handicap is removed and he can give points to the sighted.  St. Dunstan’s is an eye opener.


Land At The State’s Penal Institution Is Now Under a High State Of Cultivation
Hundreds of Acers Are Planted in Potatoes—Cattle And Hogs Also Raised
Tallahassee—The state prison farm at Raiford, while only two years under state direction, is surprisingly well tilled and productive.  It is under a high state of cultivation.
  The state grows potatoes by the hundreds of bushels, and the hogs, milk cow and chickens are fine.  Four of the big porkers will be on exhibit at the Ocala fair, but not as prize winners.  Their aggregate weight will be over two thousand pounds.
  There are about 2,000 acres under cultivation and being made ready for spring planting, worked by the 600 to 700 prisoners.  The health of the prisoners at the farms is excellent.  Deep well water, perfect sewerage.  Few men are under guard.  Most of them are working on honor as trusted men.
  The state prisoners make nearly all of the farm implements it uses. It is illustrated that men in confinement, who are detained there for long periods, often develop mechanical genius, which under other environments might never be known.
  One life prisoner has invented a sort of harrow that holds seed and can be used at the same time as a bedder and coverer, opening, planting, fertilizing, bedding and covering at one time.  Another has invented a horse shoe that will cure “narrow” foot.  A shoe with a hinged toe, having an expanded screw on the heel, is fitted to the deforming hoof and each day is expanded by turning the screw a little.  After the “heel’ of the animal has become normal a regular shoe is used.  It is pathetic that these men will never reap the reward of their genius.

Ask Franking Favor For Health Board
  Tallahassee—Under a bill which Representative Frank Clark of Florida has introduced in congress, the state board of health of Florida would be granted the franking privilege.  The bill provides:
  “That it shall be lawful to transmit through the mails free of postage any printed letters, circulars, documents, pamphlets and literature relating exclusively to the public health which shall be issued by or under the authority of any board of health of any state or territory to the United States.
  “That every such letter or package, to entitle it to pass, shall bear the words ‘Public Health Business,’ an endorsement showing the name of he state or territorial board of health, as the case may be, whence transmitted.  If any person shall make use of any such official envelope to avoid the payment of postage on his private letter, package or other matter in the mail, the person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and subjected to a fine of $300, to be prosecuted in any court of competent jurisdiction.

To Hold Democratic Primary
  Jacksonville.—The state Democratic Executive Committee, in session here, endorsed President Wilson and his policies, pledged the support of the state of Florida for his re-election and announced that delegates to the National Convention would be elected in the Primary of June 6.
  Before adjournment the committee authorized a State Campaign Committee to be appointed later to conduct the primary draft, an itinerary which would take candidates for all offices to each county in the state twice before voting and to levy an assessment against candidates to defray this expense.

Many Oranges Being Shipped
  Titusville.—J.J. Parrish of Titusville has shipped over one hundred carloads of oranges and grapefruit from the Turnbull hammock this season; and other packers in the La Grange and Mims districts have shipped North over one hundred carloads.  The packing houses at Mims and La Grange are busy places at this time of the year, and hundreds of men are employed gathering and packing citrus fruit for the North.

Rejects Commission Government
  Daytona.—The citizens of Daytona rejected the commission form of government at the polls when the new charter was rejected by a majority of eighty-one voters.
  The law under which the commission charter was brought up states that a majority of the qualified voters must vote for a question of this nature in order to adopt it.

14 Counties to Be Represented
  Tampa.—To date fourteen counties have been enrolled in the South Florida fair movement, and although this is the largest number of Florida counties ever represented at a fair or exposition, further additions are expected when the various counties in other sections of the state have asked for exhibit space, including those of West Florida. It is believed that the East Coast Committee will join in sending a creditable exhibit. Without additions, however, the finest display of products ever seen at a Southern State Fair will be in evidence when the fair gates are opened on February 4. 

$8,128,500 Raised For Good Roads
   Jacksonville.—One of the big things of the year in Florida has been the increased interest in good roads.  The Central Florida Highway Association, organized in Kissimmee in April, and which has met at Orlando, Lakeland and Gainesville, had done more than any other factor to organize this interest.  It has nearly 1,500 members, and has been a power for good roads.  Just what an impetus for good roads there has been in this state during the last two years is not clearly understood by all.  When it is known that county bond issues aggregating $8,128,500 have been passed within two or three years, and that $3,150,000 in other bond issues is now contemplated, the thing assumes a different aspect.

Made 285,836,000 Cigars in 1915
  Tampa.—Tampa manufactured during the year which has just fled 285,836,000 cigars.  Two months of 1915 made records never before attained, passing the set goal of a million cigars a day.  For August, September, October, November and December, there were more cigars made locally each month than during the same months of the previous year, and the second six months of the year has been the means of breaking all past records.
  The close of the first six months found the records showing 123,096,000 cigars made against 127,232,000 for the same time in 1914.

Packing Houses Shipping Much Fruit
  Felismere.—Two packing houses are maintained at Felismere.  Both are home buyers for local farmers.  Here the fruit is brought in by the farmers loose in boxes.  It is emptied into bins, where it is graded into fancies, choice, seconds and culls.  Then it is carefully packed by experts for shipment. The pine boxes come knocked down and are assembled at the pacing houses.  Seven hundred boxes have been shipped.

Florida National Guard Meets
  Jacksonville.—There was a meeting of the Florida National Guard Association in the Chamber of Commerce Auditorium.  The principal subject discussed was that of national preparedness.  Other subjects of interest to the guard will also come up for consideration.  At the last meeting of the Association the various officers advanced ideas for the promotion of interest in the National Guard.  Among those suggestions were the awarding of medals for the best drilled soldiers, best marksmen, highest efficiency records and many other ideas along the same lines.

History Teachers Formed Association
  Jacksonville.—Recently returned from attendance upon the State Teacher’s Association which was held in Tallahassee, Miss Essie May Williams of this city, who is a teacher of history in the Duval High School, is enthusiastic over the organization of the History Teacher’s Association of Florida, of which organization Miss Caroline Brevard of Tallahassee is he president.  In speaking of the association, Miss Williams said that for some time past its formation has been seriously considered, and that the annual meeting of the teachers of the state was decided upon as the best time for perfecting the organization.

Florida Crops Good this Season
  The corn crop of Florida for the year just closing was worth $8,750,000.  The sweet potato crop of 1915 was worth $1,752,060.  During the year 1915 white potatoes to the value of $1,100,000 were grown and marketed in the state.  The oat crop valued at a little less than a million was among the various other things that were brought to such a successful harvest in Florida.

Fire Totally Destroys Buildings
Stuart.—Fire destroyed McDonald’s store building and his own home, the Epworth League building and Methodist church, also the residences of James Gregg, Doctor Maxson, and George Redick, covering all of one block.  The loss is estimated at $15,000, with insurance of about $8,000, cause of fire was from gasoline explosion in McDonald’s store building.  Several casualties resulted from the fire.

Artesian Well Completed
  Bushnell.—The new town well has been completed, and excellent water has been secured at a depth of 395 feet.  It is almost a flowing well, as the water comes to within a few feet of the top, and when pumped into the high tank gives ample supplies for all purposes.  The water has a slight touch of sulphur, enough to make it soft, yet not unpleasant to the taste.

Teachers Elect Officers
  Tallahassee.—Officers for the coming year were elected by the Florida State Teachers’ Association, which held its annual  session here.  The officers are:
  President, J. H. Workman, Miami.
  Vice-President, Kate Sullivan, Tallahassee.
  Treasurer, W.A. Dobson, Baker Coiunty.
  Secretary, R. L. Turner, Inverness.
  Arcadia was chosen as the 1916 meeting place.  Some 350 to 400 teachers were in attendance.

Yakima Beans Grown in Florida
  Stuart.—J.H.B. Easton of the St. Lucie Farm Tract recently brought to Stuart some specimens of the Yakima bean, growing near his place.  The Yakima bean is akin to the velvet bean, and is edible. It is also used for fertilizer as it is rich in nitrogen.  This new bean—now in Florida at any rate—is prolific, easily grown and needs no fertilizing.  That the beans and vines are excellent for stock feeding is claimed and the recommendation is made that more be planted.

“California Syrup of Figs” can’t harm tender stomach, liver and bowels
  Every mother realizes after giving her children “California Syrup of Figs’ that this is their ideal laxative, because they love its pleasant taste and it thoroughly cleanses the tender little stomach, liver and bowels without griping.
  When cross, irritable, feverish, or breath is bad, stomach sour, look at the tongue, mother!  If coated, give a teaspoonful of this harmless fruit laxative, and in a few hours all the foul, constipated waste, sour bile and undigested food passes out of the bowels, and you have a well, playful child again.  When its little system is full of cold, throat sore, has stomach-ache, diarrhea, indigestion, colic—remember, a good inside cleaning should always be the first treatment given.
  Millions of mothers keep “California Syrup of Figs” handy; they know a teaspoonful today saves a sick child tomorrow.  Ask at he store for a 50 cent bottle of “California Syrup of Figs,” which has directions for babies, children of all ages and grown ups printed on the bottle.  Adv.

  “This is no joke,” hissed the villain in the play.
  But the hero was not to be deceived.  He had been in straight American comedy before.
  “I don’t believe you,” he retorted.
  “If it’s no joke, what are you going to do with the seltzer siphon you have in your hand?”
  And though the villain strove to cover his confusion by all the devices of his kind, it remained palpably evident.—Puck

Take a Glass of Salts to Clean Kidneys if Bladder Bothers You—Meat Forms Uric Acid
  Eating meat regularly eventually produces kidney trouble in some form or other, says a well-know authority, because the uric acid in meat excites the kidneys, they become overworked; get sluggish; clog up and cause all  sorts of distress, particularly backaches and misery in the kidney region; rheumatic twinges, severe headaches, acid stomach, constipation, torpid liver, sleeplessness, bladder and urinary irritation.
  The moment your back hurts or kidneys aren’t acting right, or if bladder bothers you, get about four ounces of Jad Salts from any good pharmacy; take a tablespoonful in a glass of water before breakfast for a few days and your kidneys will then act fine.  This famous salt is made from the acid of grapes and lemon juice, combined with Lithia, and has been used for generations to flush clogged kidneys and stimulate them to normal activity; also to neutralize the acids in the urine so it no longer irritates, thus ending bladder disorders.
  Jad Salts cannot injure anyone; makes a delightful effervescent Lithia water drink which millions of men and women take now and then to keep the kidneys and urinary organs clean, thus avoiding serious kidney diseases.—Adv.

Object Matrimony
  “So you don’t believe in advertising, eh?” scornfully remarked the up-to-date business man.
  “no, I don’t,” insisted his sad-eyed neighbor.  “I got my wife that way.”—Judge

 Promissory notes are in reality nothing but paper waits.

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 The greatest fools is he who imposes on himself, and in his greatest concern thinks certainly he knows that which he has least studied and of which he is most profoundly ignorant.—SHAFTSBURG

  A number of three months subscriptions expire with this issue and you better renew at once or you may miss the paper.

  We have received some resolutions of the County Commissioners and we will publish them next week.

  Several communications are crowed out this week for lack of space.

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  The office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is one of the most important offices in the county and should be filled by a man fully competent to conduct the office properly.  He should be a man of good moral character, good education and business ability.  That man that is so qualified is D.T. Finlayson, who announces his candidacy in this issue.  Mr. Finlayson has been a teacher and has been connected with the Laurel Hill School as Supervisor and Trustee.  He is progressive and knows the needs of the schools of the county and no better man could be found to fill the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction of Okaloosa County.

Voice of the People
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To ensure publication, authors’ names (not to be printed unless desired) must accompany communications.

Editor:--I have heard a great deal of talk about where the permanent court house should be built in Okaloosa County. I hear Crestview, Baker, Milligan, and Laurel Hill all mentioned as places that will be in the race.  Now Mr. Taxpayer, this is something that you have got to bear the burden of; not only the building of a court house and jail, but you have got to pay for roads and bridges to make the county seat accessible for all the people who live in Okaloosa County.
  Now let us give each place its merits and demerits. We will take Crestview first, which is a high, dry place near the geographical center, healthful,, and its citizens are good people, located where the Yellow River Railroad comes to the main line of the L. & N. and apparently a very desirable place.  The fact is, the most of the people living in Okaloosa County live North of the L & N. R.R. and I think the biggest half lives on the West side of the Yellow River, and with the court house at Crestview it will demand two bridges on Yellow River between Oak Grove and Milligan, one at what is known as the Mims Landing, and one at the Griffith’s Ferry, which in judgment would cost not less than $5,000 on account of the swamp and slough foot will have to be bridged.  Now I ask you what per cent of the population would the court house at Crestview be the most convenient too?  Mr. Voter, figure this out yourself.  Don’t wait for the politicians to tell you.
  Next comes Milligan, four miles west of Crestview, located on the L. & N. R.R. just west of where Yellow River runs under the rail road and some times nearly over it.  I have heard that Milligan was a sickly place but I don’t know so much about that.  Uncle Hiram Bush has been living there more than thirty years and I don’t think there is a stouter man in the county when you consider his age.  Milligan has a good water supply, is backed up by mighty good citizens, and with the court house at Milligan it would avoid the expense of building the two bridges across the Yellow River for it would be just as convenient for the people on the east side to cross at Milligan as anywhere else.  Now what per cent of the population would Milligan be the most convenient to? 
  Next comes Baker, a progressive little town about four miles Northeast of Milligan, located on the Fla. & Ala. R.R. and is backed up off the North side by one of the best farming sections in the new county and just as good people as you will find anywhere.  I consider Baker healthful and her resources good.  With the court house at Baker it would demand one bridge on Yellow River at Griffith’s Ferry.  What per cent of the population would Baker be the most convenient to?
  Last comes Laurel Hill, on the East side of Yellow River, located on the Yellow River R.R., 12 miles South of the Ala. Line, six miles West of the Walton County line, backed up on all sides with good farming interest and good people, and there would be no need of any more bridges on Yellow River.  With the court house at Laurel Hill what per cent of the population would be the most convenient to?  Were I to vote on this question I would certainly cast my vote for the place that I thought would be the most convenient for the most people.  Now Mr. Intelligent Voter, think this matter over and figure out all the places mentioned and get an opinion of your own and vote accordingly the dictates of your own intelligence.  Personally, I don’t care if you put it at Garniers.
  An Onlooker

Political Announcements


  I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of State Senator for the First Senatorial District of the State of Florida, and will say that I haven’t any promises to make only that if elected I will serve the people to the very best of my ability as I have done heretofore. I will be only the people’s servant and not their boss.
Respectfully,   A. J. PEADEN

  I hereby announce myself a candidate for the nomination of State Senator from the First Senatorial District of Florida, subject to the action of the voters at the Democratic Primary next June.  Your support will by duly appreciated.
P. Tomasilla

  I am a candidate for the office of State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida, which comprises the counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton subject to the Democratic Primary to be held in June 1916.  Your vote and your influence will be much appreciated.
R. Arthur McGeachy

  I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Okaloosa County, subject to the Democratic Primary in June, 1916, and if elected I pledge myself to the people to fill the office to be the best of my ability and give them the best service possible.
  I will appreciate your vote and influence.

In response to strong inducements from different parties of the county, I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for Okaloosa County, subject to the actions of the Democratic Primary of June 6th, 1916.  In the event of my receiving the nomination I promise a faithful and impartial performance of the duties pertaining to the office.
D.T. Finlayson.

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  An ordinance making it a violation of law for any person or persons to loaf, or loiter in, or around, any depot buildings or grounds, or any other public or vacant building or grounds, in the Town of Laurel Hill, Florida, and providing a penalty for the violation thereof.
  Be It Ordained by the Town Council of the Town of Laurel Hill, Florida:
  Section 1:  That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons, to loaf or loiter in, or around any depot building or grounds, or any other public buildings, or vacant buildings in the Town of Laurel Hill, Florida, in the night time.
  Section 2:  The term “night time” mentioned in this ordinance shall be construed as to mean after sundown and before sunrise.
  Section 3:  This ordinance shall not be construed as to prohibit persons intending to become passengers on any trains passing through the Town of Laurel Hill, from going into the depot on the grounds thereof, and waiting for the arrival of such trains.  Nor shall it prohibit persons who are expecting the arrival of relatives or friends to go in said depot, or on the grounds, a reasonable time before the arrival of the train, on which such relatives or friend is expected to arrive, for the purpose of meeting such persons.  Nor shall it prohibit such persons who have relatives or friends, about to depart of trains from accompanying such relatives or friends to said depot, a reasonable time before the arrival of trains, and there waiting with such relatives and friends the arrival of such trains.
  Section 4:  All persons violating the first section of the ordinance shall upon conviction, be fined not over Five Dollars, or be imprisoned not longer than Thirty Days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
  Section 5:  That this ordinance shall be official in thirty days after it passage and approved.
Passed on the 13th day of December, 1915.
J.F. Richbourgh, President of Council
Attest:  A. D. Campbell, Town Clerk
Approved on the 13 day of Dec., 1915
T. R James, Mayor

Laurel Hill Pharmacy
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  Regular services at the Presbyterian Church next Sunday

  Mr. Erick Johnson of Svea, was in town Thursday.

  In the last few issues of this paper we have recorded the building of several new houses and last week Mr. D. R. Moore let the contract for six houses to be built at once.

  Mr. Jim Chance was a visitor here last Thursday, the guest of his daughter Mrs. J. H. Givens.

  Mrs. D. T. Finlayson visited her brother at Crestview last Thursday.

  Messer’s J. H. Givens, J. W. Gaskins, H.M. Stokes and Val Givens visited Oak Grove Monday.

  Laurel Hill is moving forward, not a vacant residence to be found now, and new houses going up.

  Mr. D. T. Finlayson made his usual trip to DeFuniak last week.

  Messer’s M. E. Savage and Jordan, of Crestview were visitors here Sunday.

  Misses Alpha Fuller and Cora Barlow spent Monday in Florala..

  Mr. J. A. McKinnon, who is teaching school at Crestview, spent Saturday in Laurel Hill.

  Mr. J. D. Cobb, of Crestview, was shaking hands with friends in Laurel Hill last Friday afternoon.

  Mr. Arthur Poitevint, who has spent the last few months in Laurel Hill with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Turner Smith, left a few days ago for his home in Georgia.

  Mr. and Mrs. Alex Givens, of Bradley, Ala., were visiting in Laurel Hill Tuesday.

  Miss Martha Morrison, who is teaching school in Okaloo, Florida, spent Saturday and Sunday in Laurel Hill, the guest of her cousin, Mr. Malcolm Morrison.

  Mr. John Fenn, of Milton, was here on business Tuesday.

  The Constitution and By-Laws have been drawn up for the organization of a Literary Society, which will be called the “Southland Literary Circle of Critics.” 
  The young people who are interested in this move are requested to meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Lee Smith Friday evening, Jan. 14, at seven o’clock for the purpose of organizing said circle.
  It is agreed that the circle shall first study the life and works of Edgar Allen Poe.

  Mr. Wm. Davidson and family, of Newell, Fla., have moved into the McCall house at this place.  We are all acquainted with Mr. Davidson, and realize that he will make us a good citizen therefore we extend to him and his family a hearty welcome to our little town.
  Mr. Dan Wilkerson spent a few days the first of the week with his family in Pensacola.

  Mr. D. R. Moore is building a turpentine still on the old saw mill site.  The building of this still will help us increase business here.

  Last Tuesday night the Woodmen had a public installation of their officers and refreshments were served.  Woodmen and their families and everybody else was there and all reported that they had a most enjoyable time.

  A boy or a girl wanted at the Leaders office to learn type-setting.

Echoes from the Bayous and Bay County
  On Sunday Jan. 2, 1916, Mrs. Charles Hopper was buried at Niceville, Fla.  Mrs. Hopper had been ill for a long time and all that doctors, friends and loved ones could do was done for her relief and she was carried to Crestview some weeks ago, thinking to be benefited, but we presume that the dreaded disease, pellagra, had already developed too rapidly and on Jan. 1, her spirit took its flight and returned to the God who gave it, and her body was brought back to her old home for burial.  Besides a husband and infant of almost five or six months of age, Mrs. Hopper leaves a father, mother and a large number of other relatives and friends to mourn her sad demise, and to one and all, we extend our heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement.

  Capt. W. R. Blount, of Pensacola, owner of the large motor boat “Swan” recently on the run between Pensacola and St. Andrews, but who formerly ran on the line from Pensacola to Boggy (Niceville) via the Bayous, was through here recently in his car, calling on the turpentine operators, and other business people with a view of putting the “Swan” back on the old run here.  The “Swan” is a nice boat, large and comfortable, and Capt. Blount a good business man.  In our dealings with him we always found him straight forward and business like in his dealings and we would be glad to see him on the line.  There is ample room for another boat at this line, especially in the bayous.

  On Monday, Jan. 3rd, all of the schools reopened with full attendance, but the Howell school teacher, Miss Anna Ammons, decided to make an exchange, so on Christmas day she united in marriage at the home of her parents at Westville, Fla., to Mr. John W. Helms, of Santa Rosa County, but she brought her sister to finish out her school term.  So here are our best wishes for Mrs. Helms, and also her sister Miss Ammons.

  Mr. D. J. Howell, of Howell, Fla., made a business trip to Crestview Saturday.  He was accompanied by Mr. E. A. Mooney, of Garniers, who is attending to business in the upper part of the county.

  Mr. E. R. McKee, of Camp Pinchot, Garniers, was a recent Pensacola visitor.

  Mr. S.M. Johnson, of Garniers, visited Camp Walton last Wednesday, and Frank Rogers was there Monday. 

  Frank Rogers and L. D. Guinot, of Garniers, went to Pensacola Tuesday, returning Wednesday.

  The road works in this section of the county are doing some good work on the roads and we are glad to see the evident determination to build up this part and open a good way to the upper part of the county and railroad.  When people really want a thing they generally come pretty close to getting it, and we do need good roads all through the county.

Remember This Fellows
  One may forgive foolishness, but that doesn’t overcome the annoyance it imposes.—St. Louis Globe Democrat.

Not Gray Hairs but Tired Eyes
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Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria has an opal weighing 17 ounces, which is valued at $150,000.
(By E.O. SELLERS, Acting Director of the Sunday School Course of he Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.)
(Copyright, 1915.  Western Newspaper Union)

LESSON TEXT—Acts 2:14-47
GOLDEN TEXT—Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved—Acts 2:21.
  Comparing verse one (R. V.) with the last clause of verse 15, we consider that this was one early morning prayer meeting which drew a crowd.  In this crowd, (vv. 9, 10) and on this occasion we see in miniature the evangelism of the world.  What Peter hoped to accomplish is an interesting speculation and is answered by his manner and mode of testimony.  His famous “sermon” consists of 12 verses and the balance in quotations from Joel, Psalms, etc.

I.  The Empowered Witness, vv. 14-38. (1) Peter testified that Jesus is alive. (a.) These men, speaking by the power of the Holy Spirit, are not drunk but are speaking in soberness of a great fact.  (b.) This that they hear “is that” prophesied by Joel (12: 18-25).  This Jesus of whom they have been speaking had fulfilled this prophecy by mighty deeds (v. 22), by having risen from the dead (v. 23) and of this the disciples were all witnesses (v. 32); he had also been “exalted” (v. 33), and his glory Peter had witnessed upon the mount (II Peter 1: 16-18).  (2) Peter asserts that whosoever believes in Jesus as Lord and Christ the Anointed One, the Messiah, shall be saved (vv. 21, 36).  (a.) He shall be saved from sin and misery in this world; (b.) saved unto a life eternal; (c.) he shall receive this same power the disciples had received.  Peter’s witnessing is the same as Jesus has a right to expect of us, the testimony of personal experience, backed up by the Word of God.  Jesus was endorsed by his miracles, the testimony of those who had seen him as the risen Lord and by his fulfillment of Messianic prophecy.
  He was also exalted in the testimony given in all tongues by the empowering spirits.

II. The Powerful Result, vv. 37-42.  The truth of Peter’s words was carried home by the Holy Spirit producing deep conviction of sin.  (1.)  Conversion.  The question of verse 37 was a result.  They had seen the place of Jesus in the plan of prophecy of God.  They saw the boldness of these disciples and they also saw their sin. (2.) Confession. Peter’s answer to their question was plain and simple. (a) “Repent.” i.e. change their minds and attitudes toward Jesus from that which caused his crucifixion, to one a most absolute surrender, of repentance and renunciation of sin; the surrender of the will to Jesus as Lord.  (3.)  Be “baptized.”  Outward water baptism is involved, but it is the symbol of the inward change of heart, of the renunciation of sin, death to self (Rom. 6:4) and the putting on of Christ (Gal. 3: 26, 27).  (4) Continuance (v. 42).  Having accepted and confessed Christ, they were to teach others, to have fellowship with believers in prayer and breaking of bread, to continue “in the way.”

III. Added Evidence of Power, vv. 43-47.  This passage is not a brief for communism.  It is interesting to note that this communism was among believers (v. 44).  It was for a special occasion for they had “tarried at Jerusalem” many days, and beyond doubt had not provided for a long visit.  It was according as each “had need.”  It was purely voluntary (5: 4, 9).  The Holy Spirit, however, does bring unity and altruism among believers which expresses itself in social relations and service.  There is a difference between the gift of the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit’s gifts (1 Cor. 12).  The baptism of the Holy Spirit or the gift of the “Holy Ghost” is always dependent upon real repentance and is accompanied by remission of sins.  This experience is the blood bought right of every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.  To “receive” is to take or to claim, and by simple prayer and faith that to which we have a right (Acts 4: 31; 8: 15, 16; Luke 11: 13; 1 John 5:14, 15).  By making Jesus Lord and Christ we shall receive the promise (v. 39) which, Peter declared was for Jewish believers, their children for coming generations, and “all” that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall “call,” i.e., gentiles of every coming century.
  In other words, Pentecost was but an episode which ushered in an age. The age of he Holy Spirit, and is for every child of God, Jewish and gentiles, in every age and in every church.
  The result is not necessarily some spectacular demonstration; there was none with Timothy of with Lydia but the individual must enter into the experience alone.  Believers who have thus been baptized will find fellowship with other believers will have power in testimony and will produce results upon the community in which they live (Gal. 5:22). 
  During the apostolic age every manifestation of the spirit through its accompanying addition to the number of believers—The Lord added day by day those that were saved. . .many believers; believers were the more added. . .multitudes of both men an women. . .The word of God increased; a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
  These and similar references indicate the steady and rapid progress of the Spirit-filled church.
  Peter’s sermon honors the Scripture, Christ and the Holy Spirit.  The spirit can and does use the living word in preparing men for the kingdom of God.
  It might be well to ask, is there any limit to the promise of verse 29?  Are we conscious of the Spirit in our lives?
  The evidence will be the exalting of Christ.  Is not anger, jealousy, pride and other causes of dissension in the church an evidence of an absence of the Spirit?  Read Phil. 2:2-11.

The Spiritual Man
  It is a perception of the beauty of God, a delight in it, a desire after it, which distinguish the spiritual man from others.  They may feel that God is great and right; he feels that God is beautiful.  Hence it delights and smoothes and refreshes him to think of God.  It is a sense of the beauty of God that inspires devotion, that makes the Bible full from beginning to end of the aspirations of the saints of God, and enriches with outbursts of jubilation.—Leckle.

  Of law there can be no less acknowledged than that her seat is the bosom of God; her voice the harmony of the world.  All things in heaven and earth do her homage; the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power; both angels and men, and creatures of what condition so ever, though each in different sort and manner, yet all with uniform consent, admiring her as the mother of their peace and joy.—Hooker.

Spiritual Power
  The same sun shines upon peasant and upon prince; and each may enjoy the treasures as he will.  Spiritual power is simply the capacity to receive.  Limitless forces lies at each soul’s threshold, waiting to make it mighty.  Religious genius is simply a ____ power of appropriation.


Just Once!  Try “Dodson’s Liver Tone” When Bilious, Constipated, Headachy—Don’t Lose a Day’s Work
  Liven up your sluggish liver!  Feel fine and cheerful; make your work a pleasure; be vigorous and full of ambition.  But take no nasty, dangerous calomel, because it makes you sick and you may lose a day’s work.
  Calomel is mercury or quicksilver, which causes necrosis of the bones.  Calomel crashes into sour bile like dynamite, breaking it up.  That’s when you feel awful nausea and cramping.
  Listen to me!  If you want to enjoy the nicest, gentlest liver and bowel cleaning you ever experienced just take a spoonful of harmless Dodson’s Liver Tone.  Your druggist or dealer sells you a 50 cent bottle of Dodson’s Liver Tone under my personal money back guarantee that each spoonful will clean your sluggish liver better than a dose of nasty calomel and that it won’t make you sick.
  Dodson’s Liver Tone is real liver medicine.  You’ll know it next morning, because you will wake up feeling fine, your liver will be working, your headache and dizziness gone your stomach will be sweet and your bowels regular.
  Dodson’s Liver Tone is entirely vegetable, therefore, harmless and cannot salivate.  Give it to your children.  Millions of people are using Dodson’s Live Tone instead of dangerous calomel now.  Your druggist will tell you that the sale of calomel is almost stopped entirely here.

Not His Fault
  “How long did you work in your last place?”
  “Three months.”
  “Only three months?”  Then you were not able to hold down your job?”
  “No sir.”
  “I thought as much.”
  “I was working in a powder mill.  Several tons of powder exploded under my job.”

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  Free samples each by mail with Book.  Address postcard, Cuticurs, Dept. L, Boston.  Sold everywhere.—Adv.

  “What would your mother say if she saw you doing that, little boy?”
  “How’s any man going to tell in advance what a woman’s going to say?”

  A small boy knows more about his big sister in a minute than a young man can find out during a year’s courtship.

Willing to Try
  Mrs. Peck.—They’ve talked over 2,500 miles by wireless.  I wonder if you could hear me that far away, Henry?
  Henry Peck (wistfully)—I wonder?—Judge

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Have You Rheumatism, Kidney, Liver or Bladder Trouble?
  Pain or dull ache in the back is often evidence of kidney trouble.  It is Nature’s timely warning to show you that the track of health is not clear.
  Danger Signals
  If these danger signals are unheeded more serious results may be expected; kidney trouble in its worst form may steal upon you.
  Thousands of people have testified that the mild and immediate effect of Swamp Root, the great kidney, liver and bladder remedy is soon realized—that it stands the highest for its remarkable curative effect in the most distressing cases.  If you need a medicine, you should have the best.
  Lame Back
  Lame back is only one of many symptoms of kidney trouble.  Other symptoms showing that you may need Swamp Root are, being subject to embarrassing and frequent bladder trouble day and night, irritation, sediment, etc.
  Lack of control, smarting, uric acid, dizziness, indigestion, sleeplessness, sometimes the heart acts badly, rheumatism, bloating, lack of  ambition may be loss of flesh, sallow complexion.
Prevalence of  Kidney Disease
  Most people do not realize the alarming increase and remarkable prevalence of Kidney Disease.  While kidney disorders are among the most common diseases that prevail, they are sometimes the least recognized by patients, and very often content themselves with doctoring the effects, while the original disease may constantly undermine the system.
  Regular fifty cent and one dollar size bottles at all drug stores.
  Don’t make any mistakes, but remember the name, Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp Root, and the address Binghamton, NY, which you will find on every bottle.

Canadian, Mind Made Blank by Shell Concussion, Does Not Know Parents


Thomas Trusler, Sent Back to Front From Hospital, Fails to Recall His Name and is Reported Missing—Forgets Sweetheart and Falls in Love With Her “All Over Again.”
  New York.—Fate has played many strange pranks with the men fighting in Europe, but none perhaps is more curious than that in which Thomas F. Trusler figures.  Mr. Trusler, who is stopping at a hotel, was a gunner in the Third Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery.
  The concussion from a shell which struck the ground near him last winter caused him to lose all recollection of the past.  Consequently, his fiancée in Montreal mourned him for dead, and even after he learned his identity through a scar on his right foot he did not remember her or his parents.
  However, as he explained recently, he took his parents’ word that they were his father and mother, and although he does not recall his first proposal, he said he has fallen in love all over again with the woman he is to have married and soon he hopes to make her his bride.
  Although Sir Frederick Treves, King George’s surgeon, is said to have attempted to restore his memory by means of hypnotism, Mr. Trusler, who is twenty-one years old, recalls nothing of his past prior to the day his mind became blank from the concussion and when he returned to Canada in the early autumn because of his wound it was necessary for him to relearn the way about his native city of Montreal and to be introduced to lifelong boyhood friends and schoolmates.

Under Fire at Ypres
  The young gunner went with the first Canadian contingent which reached France a year ago.  At that time the German general staff was perfecting its schemes to break through to Calais by way of Ypres.  Mr. Trusler first came under fire near Vlamartinghe just west of Ypres.  His division was acting as a reserve force.
  “I have been told my men who were with me on my gun that we all saw a huge German aero plane fly over us,” Mr. Trusler said.  “Soon thereafter there came a rain of high explosive shells from a big German gun. Several of our boys were killed and the fact that I was not was a miracle.  One of the shells fell ten or twenty feet of me, I was told, but did not explode.  The concussion, however, was terrific, and it dazed and stupefied me.”
  “I remember awakening in a base hospital with the wounded all about me.  I felt myself all over and could find nothing smashed, so I sat up on my cot.  Then I got out of it and stood up and asked why I was there.  A physician told me what had happened to me and sent me back to my brigade, which he located by the insignia on my uniform.  When I got back I didn’t seem to recollect anything or anybody.”
  “Some of the men of my gun company saw me and took me back to my quarters. If was necessary for me to make friends with companions again.  They called me “Howie”—a nickname—and soon I became known as Howie Trusler.  That fact made it difficult for my parents to locate me, because when I was asked my name I spelled it Treasler, because I didn’t want anybody to know that I couldn’t recall where I came from or who I was.”

Is Reported Missing
  “Consequently T. F. Trusler, went on the rolls of the missing.  Consequently also, I failed to get mail from my fiancée and my parents.  It was not until last summer when I was wounded in the leg so badly that I was sent to England that I made any attempt to find out who I was. I confided my story to an Englishwoman of high rank who was interested in the hospital.  She made inquiries among the officers of my brigade who remembered ‘Trusler’ who came out with the contingent.’
  “My parents were communicated with and my mother remembered an old scar on my foot.  Sure enough the scar was there.  Even when I returned to Montreal I didn’t recognize my mother and don’t yet.  I learned I was engaged to be married before I left for the front and on my return home my fiancée was at the station with my mother and father.  I didn’t recognize any of them, but they took me home.”
  Here Mr. Trusler admitted that he had fallen in love “all over again” and with the same girl.
  Although the gunner cannot remember what happened before January of last year, he has a vivid recollection of what has happened since, and his description of the battle of Ypres in April and of the effect of the poison gasses used by Germans is most vivid.
  “About five o’clock of the evening of April 23,” he said, “we were getting quite bored, for we were in the reserve force along the Poperinaghe Road, three miles west Ypres,  The dull monotony was rudely broken by the sudden appearance of swarms of French Colonial troops, Singhalese and Zocaves, rushing in from the front trenches, clutching at their throats, holding their sides, rolling on the ground, gasping for breath, eyes bloodshot and staring, many of them bleeding at the mouth, but most of them unable to explain the cause of their peculiar actions.”

Asphyxiating Gas Cloud
  “Along with them came scores of refugees, men, women and children, bearing with them all they could take from their burning and wrecked homes.  At that time we had never heard of asphyxiating gas and were at a loss to make out what it all meant.  The order,’ stand to your arms’ was quickly passed along to the reserves.  The Montreal Highlanders were the first to get on the move. It takes longer to get artillery wagons on the move, and while we were working at feverish haste the Highlanders went by, each man singing and smiling, although they must have known that many of them would never return.”
  “At seven o’clock the artillery forces were all ready and waiting for the order to move forward.  I shall never forget the scene at the moment.  From the city of Ypres there arose high in the heavens huge jets of flames, while overhead shells burst by the hundreds, and in our ears was the din of falling walls and all sorts of indescribable noises.”
  “When the order came to move forward we urged our horses with a cheer and a song.  It was necessary for us to make a detour south at Ypres in order to get to the main road leading to our damaged front.  It also was necessary to cross the Yser Canal, about half a mile south of the town, on a pontoon bridge.  The first gun got over safely, when along came a German shell and destroyed it.”
  “Under a deadly fire, for the Germans had the range, we waited while the engineers worked to construct another bridge.  Two long thick poles were placed across the narrow canal and crossways on the timbers and logs were piled.  The second gun went across precariously, but the third was upset by a rolling log, the cannon carriage falling on one side of the narrow bridge and the six horses on the other.  While the cannon and horses seemed to be see-sawing this way and that across the bridge a shell put an end to all the trouble.”
  “Then a third bridge was constructed, and my gun went across.  By this time the glare from the burned town was dying down, and I was wondering just what was ahead of us when an aero plane high above dropped a star shell.  This was followed by a perfect hurricane of shells, and the last gun to attempt the crossing went into the water. Emerging from a wood, we ran into a murderous gunfire from German Infantry and machine guns.  My gun and others of our battery were hurried into the open fire swept field, swung around and in less than two minutes opened fire on the Germans.”
  “Each of our shells contained 200 bullets, and at a range of 250 yards one can readily imagine how the Germans fell.  Finally we halted them, but the German Infantry remained hidden behind a deep fringe of trees with their own dead piled up against them.  Our guns could not do effective work because of the trees.  Therefore we were ordered to use high explosive shells.”
  “I shall never forget how those shells were brought to us.  The horses on the ammunition supply wagon became crazed and ran away.  They dashed within a few yards of the German lines, and one brave rider—no one ever knew who he was—shot the first two horses dead.  The wagon rolled over them and him.  Then there was an explosion, for the wagon, hit by a shell, was blown to bits.  The explosion wrought havoc among the Germans and our infantry, quickly following up the advantage, drove the Teutons out of the woods.”
  “Meantime our line was badly pressed near St. Julien, and after the arrival of fresh British and Canadians our battery was ordered there. We went right into the town.  But on and on came the German Infantry, and the retreat was sounded.”

Spying Is Dangerous
  “Spying at the front is the most dangerous of all occupations,” Mr. Trusler continued.
  “The Germans are very clever at it, and one method of sending news between the lines is by trained dogs. One night of our sentries saw a dog dart past him. He called to the animal, thinking the dog would make an excellent mascot for the battery.  The dog came back and wagged his tail and the sentry took him to his quarters.”
  “The following morning one of the men remarked on the thickness of the plain leather collar worn by the dog.  An examination revealed that the collar was hollow, and in it we found a message in cipher.  Instantly an officer was summoned, the dog was put on a long wire leash and driven out of camp. He went direct to a barber shop, where the men were in the habit of lounging and talking when off duty.  The barber, whom we thought to be a Belgian, was a German spy and afterward was put to death.”

Lives on 15 Cents A Day
Student at the University of California Says it’s Easy if You Know How
  Berkeley, Cal.—Miss Berna Rudovic, eighteen, a freshman at the University of California, has discovered a method of defeating the high cost of living.  Since August she has subsisted on 15 cents a day, or $1.05 a week.
  According to Miss Rudovic, who has been supporting herself since she was twelve, it is easy if you know how.  Eggs, bread, chocolate, onions, garlic, tomatoes, spaghetti, soup meat, steak ends, potatoes and milk are on her menu, which she keeps within the 15 cent limit.
  Miss Rudovic recommends her diet only for those of sanguine temperament.

Utilizing High-Priced Meat
If Nothing is Allowed to Go to Waste, Writer Asserts, It is Cheaper in the End
  A good tenderloin steak may run in price today from 22 to 40 cents a pound; a round steak may be purchased from 12 to 20 cents a pound.  Now, which is the greater economy in handling the home pocketbook—to purchase the round steak or to take the high priced tenderloin?  The wife has it within her power to make the high-priced tenderloin as economy.
  She serves it first as a broiled steak.  With the remnants left, including the bone and fat, there are yet eleven different ways in which she can make palatable additional meals for her family and not have them feel that there is monotony in their food.  When she reaches the final rag end of that high-priced tenderloin she still has a fertilizer for her garden, and the steak has really cost her not more than seven cents a pound.
  It is all in knowing how to do it, and in this knowledge or the lack of it lies the fact that the mother is either making or losing money for the home.  The housewives of foreign countries have learned this lesson far better than American women.—New York Tribune.

White Bread at Its Best
Quick Method of Making Has Been Adopted by Those Experienced in the Business
  Two cakes yeast, one quart lukewarm water, two tablespoonfuls sugar, two tablespoonfuls lard or butter, three quarts of flour, one tablespoonful salt.
  Dissolve yeast and sugar in lukewarm water add lard or butter, and half the flour.  Beat until smooth, and then add salt and balance of the flour or enough to make the dough that can be handled.  Knead until smooth and elastic.  Place in greased bowl, cover and set aside in a moderately warm place, free from draft, until light—about one and one half hours.  Mold into loaves.  Place in a well greased bread pan, filling them half full.  Cover and let rise one hour, or until doubled in bulk.  Bake forty-five to sixty minutes.
  One cake of yeast may be used with good results; but remember the quicker and stronger the fermentation the better the bread.  The best bread bakers have adopted quick methods.

Chocolate Sausage
  One cupful of bitter grated chocolate, one cupful of sugar, two teaspoonfuls of vanilla extract, one-fourth pound of almonds, one-half cupful of powdered sugar and two whites of eggs.
  Blanche and chop the almonds into very fine pieces.  Crush the sugar with a rolling pin on a baking board and grate the chocolate.  Beat up the whites of the eggs in a saucepan then heat them over the fire and stir with a spoon until warm.  Add the chocolate, sugar and almonds and stir until the mixture is hot. Remove from the fire, add the vanilla extract, pour the hot mixture on the powdered sugar and knead it on a baking board.  Form into a large sausage or several small ones.  Allow to dry for 12 hours then cut into slices.

Fudge that is Fudge
  Two squares of chocolate, one and one-half cupfuls of sugar, one cupful of milk, melt these; a large piece of butter, one teaspoonful of vanilla; boil until if forms a ball in water; after removing from the stove, put a scant tablespoonful of cream in the fudge and stir a few minutes.  This makes it smooth and creamy.  Just before the fudge is done put in a cupful of chopped raisins.  I sometimes pour half the fudge on a buttered dish and over that a layer of marshmallows then the rest of the fudge.—Boston Globe.

To Heal the Wounds and Sores on Oxen
Hanford’s Balsam of Myrrh, a Liniment
For Galls, Wire Cuts, Bunches, Thrush, Old Sores,
Nail Wounds, Foot Rot, Fistula, Bleeding, Etc. Etc.
Made Since 1846
Ask Anybody About it.
Price 25c., 50c., and $1.00
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Vanishes Forever
Prompt Relief—Permanent Cure
Carter’s Little Liver Pills never fail.  Purely vegetable—act surely but gently on the liver.  Stop after dinner distress—cure indigestion, improve the complexion, brighten the eyes.
Small Pills, Small Dose, Small Price

  A woman would have no use for money except for the fact that it will buy almost any old thing she sets her heart on.

The Quinine That Does Not Affect Head
Because of the tonic and laxative effect LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary quinine and can be taken by anyone.

  Imports of France during the first half of 1915 were $710,000,000, a decrease of $181,500,000 from a year ago.

  Canada has 1,415,000 men liable for military service, of whom 75 per cent are physically fit.

Try The Old Reliable
For MALARIA Chills & Fever

Uneeda Ointment
The great remedy for stiff muscles and joints, cuts, wounds, sprains and bruises.  Wonderful in its effects.  Used by the European armies. Price 50c. postage paid to any point.  Send coin or money order to
W.K. Small, 421 Pine St., St. Louis, Mo.

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“Pape’s Diapepsin” cures sick, sour stomach in five minutes—Time It!
  “Really does” put bad stomachs in order—“really does” overcome indigestion, dyspepsia, gas, heartburn and sourness in five minutes—that—just that—makes Pape’s Diapepsin the largest selling stomach regulator in the world.  If what you eat ferments into stubborn lumps, you belch gas and eructate sour, undigested food and acid; head is dizzy and aches; breath foul, tongue coated; your insides filled with bile and indigestible waste, remember the moment “Pape’s Diapepsin” comes in contact with the stomach all such distress vanishes.  It’s truly astonishing—almost marvelous, and the joy is its harmlessness.
  A large fifty cent case of Pape’s Diapepsin will give you a hundred dollars worth of satisfaction.
  It’s worth its weight in gold to men and women who can’t get their stomachs regulated.  It belongs in your home—should always be kept handy in case of sick, sour, upset stomach during the day or at night,  it’s the quickest, surest and most harmless stomach doctor in the world.—Adv.

Says Condition Was So Serious Little Daughter Had To Take Charge of Work, But Cardui Helped
Burbank, Fla.—“About a year and a half ago”, writes Mrs. Florence Rogers of this place, “I had got in very bad health.  Everything was wrong. I couldn’t eat anything that didn’t make me suffer…My limbs also gave me great pain and the pains in the limbs extending down to the knees.  I too had awful pains in the back and was very thin and run-down in health; also, I had pains in the chest and stomach—was terribly nervous. Everything would startle me.”
  “I begin using Cardui, and in about a week I felt much improved….I got better right along after taking the Cardui, getting better every day.  In about two weeks after taking the Cardui I was able to do all my work except the washing…In a month more, I could do all my work, the washing too.”
  “I have found it a great remedy and boon for women.”
  Ladies!  Take Cardui for your troubles. For sale by all druggists.

Says Woman’s Beauty Depends Upon Health
Health and Vigor Necessitate Regulation of Organs of Elimination
  Skin foods and face creams and powder cannot make a woman beautiful because beauty lies deeper than that—it depends on health.  In most cases the basis of health and the cause of sickness can be traced to the action of the bowels.
  The headache, the lassitude, the sallow skin, and the lusterless eyes are usually caused by constipation.  An ideal remedy for women, and one that is especially suited to their delicate organisms, is found in Dr. Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin, a mild laxative compound, pleasant to the taste and free from opiates and narcotic drugs or every description.  Mrs. Gertrude Jordan, 522 North Liberty Street, Indianapolis, Ind, says:  “It is simple fine; I have never been able to find anything to compare with Dr. Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin.  I started using it for the baby and now it is my family standby in all cases where a laxative is needed.”
  Dr. Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin is sold in drug stores for fifty cents a bottle; a trial bottle can be obtained free of charge by writing to Dr. W.B. Caldwell, 203 Washington St., Monticello, Illinois.

A Hot One
  “My wife has been nursing a grouch all week.”
  “Been laid up, have you?”

Make it Thick, Glossy, Wavy, Luxuriant and Remove Dandruff—Real Surprise for You.
  Your hair becomes light, wavy, fluffy, and abundant and appears as soft, lustrous and beautiful as a young girl’s after a “Danderine hair cleanse.”  Just try this—moisten a cloth with a little Danderine and carefully draw it through your hair, taking one small strand at a time.  This will cleanse the hair of dust, dirt and excessive oil and in just a few moments you have doubled the beauty of your hair.
  Besides beautifying the hair at once, Danderine dissolves every particle of dandruff; cleanses, purifies and invigorates the scalp; forever stopping itching and falling hair.
  But what will please you most will be after a few weeks use when you will actually see new hair—fine and downy at first—yes—but really new hair—growing all over the scalp. If you care for pretty, soft hair and lots of it, surely get a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton’s Danderine from any store and just try it.  Adv
Lord Byron an Idol in Greece
  There is at least one Englishman for whom Greek affection has never wavered—Lord Byron.  Not only is he commemorated in Greece by statues and street names, but his portrait is to be found everywhere, even in the most unlikely places.  W. Miller, in his “Greek Life in Town and Country,” tells how he came upon a portrait of the poet in a provincial restaurant.  The moment he took notice of it “the proprietor, a stout, prosaic looking man, whom no one would have suspected of sentiment, stepped toward the picture, clasped his hands in pathetic gesture, and with a far away look in his eyes, stood for a time in rapt admiration of the great Philhellene.”

  Bathe your face for several minutes with Resinol Soap and warm water, working the creamy lather into the skin gently with the finger-tips.  Then wash off with more Resinol Soap and warm water, finishing with a dash of clear cold water to close the pores.
  Do t his once or twice a day, and you will be astonished how quickly the healing, antiseptic Resinol medication soothes and cleanses the pores, removes pimples and blackheads, and leaves the complexion clear, fresh velvety. In severe cases a little Rsinol Ointment should also be used.  Resinol Soap is sold by all druggists.  Adv

  It is easy to get around anyone you can manage to see through.

  When a man is in his cups he should beware of a family jars.

A New Remedy for Kidney, Bladder and all Uric Acid Troubles
  Dr. Eberle and Dr. Braithwaite as well as Dr. Simon—all distinguished Authors—agree that whatever may be the disease, the urine seldom fails in furnishing us with a clue to the principles upon which it is to be treated, and accurate knowledge concerning the nature of disease can thus be obtained. If backaches, scalding urine or frequent urination bother or distress you, of if uric acid in the blood has caused rheumatism, gout or sciatica or you suspect kidney or bladder trouble just write Dr. Pierce at the Surgical Institute, Buffalo, N.Y.; send a sample of urine and describe symptoms. You will receive free medical advice after Dr. Pierce’s chemist has examined the urine—this will be carefully done without charge, and you will be under no obligation.  Dr. Pierce during many years of experimentations has discovered a new remedy which is thirty-seven times more powerful than Lithia in removing uric acid from the system.  If you are suffering from backache or the pains of rheumatism, go to your best druggist and ask for a 50 cent box of “Anruic” put up by Doctor Pierce, or send 10c for a large trial package.  Dr. Pierce’s Favorite Prescription for weak women and Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery for the blood have been favorably known for the past forty years and more.  They are standard remedies today—as well as Doctor Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets for the liver and bowels. You can have a sample of any of those remedies by writing Dr. Pierce, and sending 10c for a trial package.

Satisfactory Results May Be Obtained Without the Expense of Professional Services
  Make a stock solution of eight ounces strong ammonia, one-half ounce chloroform and one-half once ether.  Cork tightly and keep away from the face, says the Scientific American.  Dissolve one bar of naphtha soap in three gallons hot water; add one-half teaspoonful each of baking soda, salt and alum and three tablespoonfuls of the ammonia-chloroform-ether mixture.
  To clean oriental or other rugs to original brightness make a lather and dip a brush in it, shaking out _______ water.  Go over the rug with the brush and the lather dries out almost immediately. No harm whatever is done to the best Oriental rug. 
  To sponge spots from clothing, even finest silk and upholstery, dip a soft sponge in the later, wring as dry as possible and sponge off the spot.
  To wash sweaters, blankets or other ________ let the mixture become nearly cold, soak the garment in it half an hour or less, squeeze dry, rinse in the water, squeeze dry and hang up.
  The various ingredients used not only remove grease and dirt but set and brighten colors.

Cocoa Cake
  Here is a very inexpensive cake which is original with me.  It is very moist and never fails.  Put into your
______ one cupful of sugar, one and one-half cupfuls flour, two level teaspoonfuls baking powder (or one-half teaspoonful soda, one teaspoonful cream of tartar), one teaspoonful cinnamon, one-half teaspoonful cloves, one-half teaspoonful salt.  Stir all this into your mixing bowl.  Break in one egg.  Add three tablespoonfuls melted butter, also two-thirds cupful warm water, (not boiling)and a teaspoonful vanilla.  Beat well.  Bake rather slowly. Frost, when cool with white frosting.

Household Help
  A good idea is a list of all jellies and preserves either in the kitchen or fruit closet, where it may be added to or checked as preserves are made or used.
  In making sweet pudding if you grind the suet and steam the pudding in a tube pan it will be infinitely improved. 
  Homemade pistachio flavor is made in the following way:  Tie in muslin a handful of bruised peach leaves. Cover with either water or milk, and let stand to absorb the flavor.  Either milk or water in quantity to use in the cake or dish you wish flavored.

Alarmist Sees Race Decay

Doctor Schlapp Cites Motor Cars and Movies, Among Other Things, as Proof
  The latest alarming bulletin concerning the decadence of the human race comes from Dr. Max G. Schlapp, who finds that “alcohol, industrialism and the stress of modern life are tending to break the race down,” and that the “improvement in industrialism has been a boomerang,” we have “too many consumers and not enough producers,” for example:
  “Take the motor car.”
  “How many thousand of people are interested in the manufacture and sale of motor cars?”
  “Take the movies—how many thousand of people are engaged in their production?”
  “Are these people of any particular value to the human race?”
  The motor car and the motion pictures have much to answer for. Henry Ford and Charles Chaplin spring to mind.  But they are comparatively young.  They have not been operative as agents of racial deterioration for more than half a generation.  The men who are now directing and fighting the war in Europe were not victims of their pernicious influence until late in life. Moreover, Greece and Rome knew no devil wagons or film productions, and yet they fell.  Perhaps, Doctor Schlapp, even the abolition of gas engines and picture projectors would not save the human family.—Seattle Post Intelligencer.

Surely Not the Old Crowd
  “Ah, my boy,” said the millionaire, “I hear that you are going the pace that kills.”
  “Pshaw!  Don’t believe everything you hear, dad,” answered the gilded youth.  “I’ve been told that my escapades are nothing as compared to yours when you were a young man.”
  “Ahem!  That’s absurd. I—er—Who have you been running around with, anyway?”

“One-eyed” Winston was a Negro preacher in Virginia, and his ideas of theology and human nature were often very original.  A gentleman thus accosted the old preacher one Sunday:
  “Winston, I understand you believe every woman has seven devils.  Now, how can you prove it?”
  “Well, sah, did you ebber read in de Bible how seben debblis were cast outer Mary Magdalene?”
  “Oh, yes, I’ve heard of that.”
  “Did you ebber hear of em being cast outer any other woman, sah?”
  “No, I never did.”
  “Well, den, de udders still got em yet.”

  “What’s the picture man doing now, ma?”
    “Hush, child!  He’s going to put on another slide of the Panama Canal.”

A friend will always laugh at your jokes, be they good or bad, but there is a great deal in the way he does it.