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BED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
llmerican Crews y&r
HOW TO USE VICKS VAPORUB IN
TREATING SPANISH INFLUENZA
Th Influenza Gcrmi Attack tho Lining of the Air Pa
sagei. When VapoRub Is Applied Over Throat and
Chett, the Medicated Vapors Looien the Phlegm,
Open the Air Passages and Stimulate the Mucous
Membrane to Throw Off the Germs.
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United States Shipping
sands of Recruits for
the Merchant Marine
MKItlCAN oivvs for American mer-
Tills Is the slogan of the United
St nl cs shipping board, wlilcli has In
hand the grunt task of crcutliiK an
adequate personnel for our new mop
In years past, whenever the subject
of creating a merchant murine In pro
portion to the country's commercial Importance
came up, the question was raided: "How are we
4,'oIiik to get men for American hhlps?"
Voting Americans hud got out of the way of seu
going. The country did not think In terms of
ships. Foreign hcamen chlelly manned what ves
sels we hail. Our shipyards could not compete
with foreign yaids.
The war has changed all that. The change has
been little short of magical. The United States of
America now leads the woild In shipbuilding. It
will soon lead the world with Its seagoing citizens.
Thousands of young Ameilcans are turning to the
sea every month. The old era of the square-tig-gers,
to which friends of the American merchant
taurine fondly refer, Is rapidly being dwarfed by
what is taking place In our merchant marine today.
As an example of the extraordinary change going
on in the mutter of crews, may bo cited a phe
nomenal Jump In .September recruiting for the
merchant murine reported by the United States
shipping boaid from Washington, In the following
An Increase of 431 per cent In n month, in the
number of rccrulta for tliu merchant marine signed
on the United Stales shipping bo.ird, was roported
by tho board. Tlie-flKtirus rovtrliiK four weoks end
ing September 12, nre as follows: Wtelt ending
August , 913 men, August ?J, 1,779, Siptomber S,
2,097, September 12. 4.4S4 The Iltjures for 'tho liittor
week cNcted by 4S1 men the number tho board had
announced as (in expected H!Ji.xJmtlm lor tho month
of September. The men .ire accepted for training
as K.illors, llieman. coal pafisorn cooks und stew
ards, and will bo put ubouid truinlr.i; ships lit Hos
ton, New Voik, Not folic, .New Orleans, San 1'ran
cImco, btuttle and Cleveland.
Kvery little while one heats somebody ask,
"What Is this merchant marine we hear so much
Nobody need feel ashamed If he does not readily
lsuullze this tuiv commercial maritime force of
the eountry. The nation for many ears past has
been building up such an admirable navy that
many people confuse the merchant murine with
(' tmvy, thinking that all ships are under naval
The merchant marine Is quite distinct from tho
uavy. II Is, Indeed, a navy In Itself a commercial
navy of vessels engaged In business voyages.
The United States shipping hoard has charge of It,
nml It Is run as n national business organization,
much the same ns the nation's grout railroads are
run by the railroad administration.
The shipping hoard consists of five members,
wen of high training In business affairs, appointed
from various parts of the country. Its chairman
U Edward N. Hurley of Chicago. Its headquarters
uro In a business building In Washington.
Control Is exercised by this board over every
merchant ship of mora than U.fiOO tons sailing un
der the American Hag. The vust shipbuilding pro
gram of tho country resulting In "tho bridge of
chips to Europe," which enables us to send mil
lions of men to the lighting front and bustaln them
there Is In tho bunds of tho shipping bourd. Tho
shipbuilding Is done by tho Emergency Fleet cor
poration, operated by the board, and directed by
Charles M. Schwab, a master mind In tho stee'.
world and known from coust to coast ns a business
genius of tho ilrst order.
The merchant marino today Is American to the
American daring nnd seagoing ubillty nro taking
our merchant slilps safely ucross the seas nnd
back again with shuttlellke regularity.
All this Is being done by volunteers, who take
up the work because they reeognlzo the greatness
of the opportunity to help their country In u new
epoch of eapunsUn.
Tho inurlner In tho merchant marine is not an
enlisted inna. A scratch of tho pea la all that
binds him to his Job ; yet he Is ns firmly fixed In
It as If he were there by the operation of tho
elective oervlca law.
Every Aa working for the now merchant ma
rine knows that Wa Is ot merely a war Job, Im
portant tlwnc klfl work muy bo ns part of his
country's mighty Btroko for freedom. Tho Job
will Inst after the roturu of peuco. It becomes,
therefore doubly Important.
Ship manning on rt much greater scalo than that
of the present will begin when the war ends, for
at that time many merchant ships temporarily
ZSAVYAV r?AM'A& OXPfVi fJZWCSArSEA-
used for transport purposes will be turned back to
their original uses as commerce carriers, and will
call for merchant crews.
TJie work of manning the merchant murine with
all-Anierlcan crews thus becomes one of the great
est of the government's present activities.
it Is being carried out mtlrely by the United
"States shipping board through Its own recruiting
service. This service has national headquarters at
Iloston a famous old seapnit and a natural cen
ter for American sailors and has training sta
tions also at New York, Norlolk, New Orleans. San
Francisco, Seattle and Cleveland. It maintains
u lleet of VI training ships and Is training 0,000
men a mouth.
The system of securing lccrults for this service
they are not enlisted, but sign a contract to servo
for the duration of the war, with tho privilege of
serving as much longer as they like Is exceed
Observing the effectiveness of establishing
branch post olllces in drug stores, the shipping
board applied the Idea U) recruiting and estab
lished Its recruiting stations In each store of a
well-known chain throughout the country. There
are 0,S."j4 of these stores, and In each thu proprie
tor or head clerk Is sworn In ns a "dollar-a-year
man" to work for thu United States shipping board
as a bpeclal enrolling agent of the merchant ma
rine. These enrolling agents began their work last
spring. They got to going strong In August of this
year, as the llgures already quoted Indicate.
The men whom they sign aro sent to seaports
for training, tho government reimbursing them for
their railroad fare.
The young men entering the merchant marine
through thu shipping board's training service be
come the .special charges und vvurdn of tho shipping
board for the duration of the war.
Their welfare Is looked ufter from tho moment
they enter the service. They are placed on board
big training vessels, where they are put Into uni
form n special uniform, differing from that used
In the navy and are given a scientific course of
training In the rating for which they "sign on."
Some arc trained as snllors, others as firemen,
others ns cooks or bakers or stewards. For the
cooks and bakers special schools tire maintained
ubourd ship, there being one at Uostou und an
other at New York.
Firemen arc given a special school course ulso,
on the character of coal, combustion, cure of boil
ers and the like. Tho shipping board maintains a
largo school for firemen at Chicago uud another
Wuter-tenders uud oilers tho nsslstanta to tho
engineers on u ship are ulso given special school
training beforo being taken to sea, at a Chicago
school of engineering.
When the young men thus trained and some
are quite young, as tho minimum ago limit Is
eighteen have finished their speclnl courses they
uro sent to sea on merchant ships, In proportion
of four to each six able seumen carried.
Afloat or ashore they are responsible always to
the skipping bourd, und evciy time they return to
uu American port thoy report their whereabouts to
the recruiting sot-vice headquarters.
In this manner Uaolo tfaiu keeps u paternal eyo
on thu youug men making their first voyuges. Uo
knows them, and knows thut he cun trust tbeni.
They nre part of a big family of young Amcrlcun
sailors of tho host sort Americans whoso loyalty
la beyond question, nnd whoso bravery and devo
tion give tho lie every day and every hour f tho
day to cruel slnudors thut have been circulated
since the wur began against the character of Amer
ican merchant crews.
Tho young American merchantman fact grave
dangers from the lurking
submarine without a tre
mor. The submarine peril
has acted only us n stim
ulus to merchant marino
These facts make tho
whipping board hopeful for
the future of the merchant
It Is expected that
large percentage of thesft
wartime sailors will re
main In the merchant ma
rino after the return of
peace. The Inducement!
for them to do so are many
and piactlcal. There la
great opportunity for rapid
promotion, and the pay Is
the best In any maritlmo
service In tho world.
An able seaman today gets ?7.ri n month and his
board. During wartime he receives a bonus of TiO
per cent on his wages on voyages Into the war-zone
waters of "Europe Ills life Is Insured without
cost to hlu to the extent of twice his yearly earn
ings. Uls future Is assured If he sticks and the ship
ping board believes he will stick. It Is estimated
thut not less titan i!00,000 olllcers and men will bo
wnnted to man tin merchant niiiiliie after the war,
and It Is expected that every man accepted will be
an American citizen.
The shipping beard Is training officers ns well as
crews for the new merchant marine. It bus ,TJ
technical schools, in navigation and engineering,
where experienced men receive free Instruction
fitting them for olllcers' licenses.
From June, 1017, when these schools were stnrt
ed, to Septelnber. 1018, more than 10,000 students
were admitted to them. Every student was an
American citizen, fitted to enter by two years nt
sen. or, In the case of engineers, equivalent tech
Graduates of these schools are on the bridges of
American merchant ships today In all of the seven
seas, and the prehint' classes of the school contain
more than 1,200 students.
Washington Was Wise
There Is something of poetic Justice In the fact
that ono of the first of the old sluices to bo re
habilitated was the Chesapeake nnd Ohio, tho
building of which was pushed by fieneial Georgo
Wnshlngton, who wns'the first president of tho
construction company which called It Into being.
The Father of V- Country was so convinced that
tho futuro prosperity of the nation had much to
do with vvnter transportation by canal that he
obtained n leave of nbsence while be was still
commander of the Revolutionary army that be
might stnrt the survey for the waterway with
which ho hoped to connect the vvnters of tho
Chesapeake bay with the unsalted Ohio. Tho
project was never renllzed, even In part, until
long nfter his death, hut to this clay the canal Is
n carrier of trnde between Cumberland, Mcl and
Georgetown, In the District of Columbia. It de
rives Its vvnter partly from tho I'otomnc, and If
deepened would be of much Importance to the
nntlonnl capital. It has for years been under
railroad control. The government hns now plnced
additional bonts upon It and the lock crews nre
working night nnd day. The channel Is becom
ing as busy ns It was In Civil war clays, when
800 boats, ten times tho number which It had
when tho federal authorities took ehnrge, were
In constnnt operation. Walter Ilnrrlngton In th
American Review of Itevlews.
KINO, QUEEN OR JACK.
A rookie at Cnmp Zuchury Taylor had been
transferred to one of tho headquarters companies
to fill the ynenncy left by nn orderly who was
slek nt th bane hospital. Ho wns sitting nt tho
desk Yrlua th captain entered,
'Oeod Biamlag. general," wns the greeting of
fered by tfce Tenjlt after executing n salute that
resemble a one-armed waman pitching hay.
Tin general," the captain replied.
"Good morning, coleuol," was tho next saluta
tion. "I'm no colonel, I bib a captain," nnswerod tho
officer aa he gave tho rook I o tho Julius Cuesni1
typo of stare.
"Sense m, air, bat I knowed thnt you wns
one of the facci carda In tho deck," chirped the
In Addition, VapoRub is Ab
sorbed Through and Stimu
lates the Skin, Attracting
the Blood to the Surface nnd
Thus Aids in Reducing tho
CALL A PHYSICIAN GO
TO BED STAY QUIET
fhrre la No Oemaloa for runic Infln
enu Itarlf Una n Very I.orr Percent
Ed of imutlllea. Not Over One
Death Out of ISverr Four Hundred
Cnaea A rco riling to the IV. C. Ilonril
of Health. The Chief Dnnk'i-r I.lra
In Coiuplleatluna Arlafna, Attacking
Principally I'ntlrnfa In n llun-IIovrn
Condition -Thoi Who Don't Go to
Bed Soon Enough, or Thoae Who Get
Vm Too Early.
Bpanlih Influenza, which appeared In
Spain In May, lib all tho appearance
of rrlp or la rrlppe, which han swept
over the world In numerous epidemics
as far back aa history runs. Hippocra
tes refers to an epldemla In 412 B. C.
which Is rea-arded by ninny to have
been lnfluenia. Kvery century lias had
Us attacks. Bealnnlnr with 1831, this
country has had Ave epidemics, the
last In 1889-1890.
Grippe, or Influenza, aa it la now
called, usually begins with a chill, fol
lowed by aching-, feverlahneas and
sometimes nausea and dlszlness, and
a general feeling- of weakness and de
pression. The temperature Is from 10
to 104, and the fever urunlly lasts
from three to five days. Tho perms
attack the mucous membrane, or llnlna;
of the air passages nose, throat and
bronchial tubes; there Is usually a
hard cous;h. especially bad at night,
and frequently all the appearances of
a aevere head cold.
Go to bed at the first symptoms, not
only for your own sake, but to avoid
aproadlna- the disease to others take
a purgative, ea't plenty of nourishing
food, remain perfectly quiet and don't
worry. Quinine, aspirin or Dover's
Powder, etc., may be administered by
the physician's directions to relieve
Mm achlna-. But there la no cure or
specific for Influenza the discus, must
run Its course. Nature hjrsalf wilt
throw off the attack If only you kee
up your strength. Th chief dancer
Ilea In the complications which may
arise. Influenza so weakens the bodily
resistance that ther Is danger of pneu
monia or bronchitis developing and
sometimes Inflammation of the mtdnta
ear, or heart n'ffcctlons. For thesl
rensons. It Is very Important that tha
tmttent remnln In bed until his
strength return stny in bed at least
two days or more after the fever haa
'rft you. or If you are over 60 or not
Ktronjr. stny In bed four dnys or more,
iccordlng to the nevcrtty of the attack
In order to ntlrnulnte the lining of
the air pruiniKva to throw oft tha
rrlppe gonns, to aid In loosening tha
Phlegm and keeping the air passages
open, thus making the breathing eaa
it, Vlek's Vapollub will be found ef
ffctlve. Hot. wet toweli should be ap
plied over the throat, cheat and back
lietwcen tho aluiulder blades to open
tho pores. Then VlcU'a should ba
rubbed In over tho parts until the skis
Is red, sprpM on thickly and oover
with two th'cknesses of hot flannel
cloths. Ieavn the clothing loose
nround the neck, as the heat of tha
body liberates the Ingredients In tha
form of vapors. These vapors. In
haled with each breath, carry the med
Icatlnn directly to the parts nffecte-L
At the aame time, Vapollub Is ab
sorbed through and stimulates tha
sktn attracting the blood to the sur
face and thus aids In relieving tha ioa
HOW TO AVOID THE DISEASE.
Evidence seems to prove that this
la a germ dlsense, spread principally
by human contact, chiefly through
coughing, sneezing or spitting. S(
avald persons having colds which
means avoiding crowds common,
drinking cups, roller towels, eta Keep
up your bodily strength by plenty of
exercise In the open air and good toot
KEEP KHi:i: FIIOM COI.D9.
Above all keep free from colds, aa
colds Irritate tho lining of the air pas
sages and render them much bette
breeding placed for the germs.
Uao Vick's Vapollub at the very fire
sign of a cold. For a hend cold, melt
a little In a spoon and Inhale the y
pors. or bettor still, jse VapoRub In CI
benzoin ateam kettle. If this la not
available, use an ordinary tea-kettle.
Fill half-full of boiling water, put 1
half a teaspoon of VapoRub from tltna
to time keep tta kottlo Just sioaly
boiling InhoJe the steam arising.
Vick's VapoRub can be hud In thraa
sizes 30c, 60c. 11.20 at all druggist.
One Dose of the Guaranteed Blackleg Vaccine
Made by Dr. O. M. Fnnklln, the orltlmtor. It GUARANTEED TO PROTECT A CALP FOR LIFI
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i forty cents per dose without the Guarantee. We maks ONE QUALITY OP VACCINS
ONLY Syringe tor lnJct!nc.J2. 50. Write us about It. Branch office it AlHanca.Nafc,
THE KANSAS BLACKLEG SERUM CO.
600 Ut. Slock Exchange BUT. DENVER. COtA
Woman's Odd Need.
"What did you want to ko Into thnt
Btoro for7" naked Sir. Ouhh.
"For curiosity," replied Mrs. Gnbb.
"CurloHlty I" exclnlmed Mr. Gnbb. "I
thought n woinnn never ran out of
thnt." London Answers.
Don't Worry About Pimple.
On rlslnj nnd retiring gently ernear
tho fnco with Cutlcurn Ointment. Wnsh
off the Ointment In flvovn)lnutcs with
Cutlcurn Sonj and hot water. For
Tree samples address, "Cutlcurn, Dept.
K, Boston." At druggists and by mall.
Boup 25, Ointment 26 and CO. Adr.
All Right, In That Event
"SUould ono klsH a young man good-
"If you can't get rid of him nny
other way I consider It permissible."
An Omlnoui Outlook.
"Braco up, young muni" encotmcgwC
thn dentist. "It will be ont and all
over In n minute."
"Yes," solemnly replied llttlw OU
ence Callipers, who was lr tho chair,
"but ono dny with the Lord to as
thousand yenra and a thousand yeara
as ono day." Kansas City Btur.
Important to Mlthem
Examine carefully every bottle C
CASTORIA, that famous old remedy,
for Infants and children, and fee that It
In Uao for Orer SO Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Cast orb
Brails, smile, beautiful clear white
elothes. Red Cross Ball Dlue, American
Bade, therefore best. All grocers. Adr.
I huvo conquered adversity, but It re
mains to be seen whether I cun con
quer prosperity. llolden.
Fools who keep their mouths shut
may pass for wlso men.
Cleveland pupils this yenr cultivat
ed 0,000 school war gurdenH.
Ilostes" CoearrUnKly) How do yo
like your tfle, James T
James A l-Mlttle b-b-blgget ma'i
After man runs Into Jebt eltaac
walks out or stays In.
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TO INSTANTLY RELIEVE
OR MONEY REF UND CO ASK ANY DRUGOIV
Millions Weak and
For rstrs daotiits have bsea ttlllac
tu that It's add mouth that rulus tha
teeth, yet tali acid that Ii powerful
nouih to cat throufh the harder than
bone enamel of the teeth and decay
them. Is taateleea. Its preaaDca caa he
detected ! by chemical testa.
No chemical test Is Beaded to tall 70
that yon hare acfjatomach.
Indlfcstloa, belchlaf, heartburn, soar
stomaen. rood repeating that mleereble
puffed op feellaf after eating, Intestinal
palni, headaehei. ate. Thtae ara all
Natare's warning to you. They ara
sure algas of enaeraeidtty.
Add atouach sretenta proper dlgea.
tlon and aaatmllatlon, ttrna canatng tha
blood ta beceaae thin and ImpoTerUhed
aa a reanlt at which people become Ml-low-aktsaed,
emaciated, tick sad bad
AcM-ttemach caaaea stomach sad la
ttatlaal feraaeaUtloa. produclag poieona
and toxins which, absorbed lato the blood
and carried thraaghoat tha system, cause
auto lntozlcatlea. Insomnia, aerroaKxws,
Irritability, inula! depression, taalaa
chella, dullness, vertigo sad otentlmra,
ralralar heart trosble and heart failure.
Add stomach caaaea irritation all
along the Isteatlsal tract IrrltaUon so
aerere and aggravating as to frequently
reanlt In catarrh sad rrea cancer o( tha
What chase, then, has anyone f;f
rrbust aaaith, uspsaass car socmbs U
thla acid stomach U allewed ta tsar dowa
aad aaa tap day attar day your atreogta
aad vitality faster than yen aaa est If
oat of rood you cat. Ufts indeed duf
sod dreary for a persoa wlta aclfrstaal
Too cravs health, strength, tho power
and win ta ttdak aad aet-doa't ycaf
Tou waat to feel faU t pep aad energy,
aae aad It, always egw for wort oe
Thca jrsa samat tld year stomach of
Its excess acid. Tou can start doing It
right sow. A wonderful modern medi
etas has mads It poeatMa to literally wipe
ut the oxcaaa acid. Thla remedy Is eaUsd
MATONTO. It U made la pleaaant tst
laT uMafa aad y take thorn Jost Use
a sit af eaady,
Aad. my, aasr aesd aUXtnnt? makes
you feel I It baumahea aata-sMacb mis
eries Ike augta t Hair ate Stsaaaok cool,
swetrt aad ssraaa . Hetaa swa to aEtTall
strength t 7 your bnM aa that. In
turn, year body sad hsaaa at Ttfaroa.
, alert asdhacau
-liiTOKO la ahaotntelr amaraotted, aa
get a big fo beat Train yoar dregaiat. If
It dees met help yen yew avaney wlU ba
reranded. If yosr drnaalet does not keep
MATOJtrO. sand yoar asms aad address tj
the Bataalo Remedy (imaaanr. 101 8.
WabaiU Ay., Otitoan, In., aad they wUl
at onoe mall yea a two boa and you eaa
send them ta money fat It after yoa r
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