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INDIANA WEEKLY MESSENGER, THURSDAY, APRIL 4,..19,29. PAGE THREE Hitter? of the Pen To the metal stylus which originated In Greece we owe the modern pen. Goose quills follow the stylus; next cnme the steel pen of Joseph Qlllot, 1820. Uncle Eben "Many a man," said Uncle Eben, "prays for salvation on Stmdiry an' den works a'gln' his own Heavenly Interests all de rest of de week."— Washington Star. Tea Kept in Barrel* W.hen ten was first used In England It was Infused In bulk and kept In barrels to be drawn like beer. It was then warmed for use. World's Largest Book The biggest book In the world Is the "Golden Book of French Industry." It measures fourteen feet by seven and contains three hundred pages. Real Thrift Wife—It's unfair of you to say I don't economize. Why, I haven't used a new needle in the gramaphone all the evening!—London Humorist. Hold Ideal* High . God never permittee any man to hold an ideal too beautiful for His power to make it oracticable.—Wen- dell Phillips. Pioneer Dental College The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery of Baltimore, Md., was the frst dental college established in the world. PARKER'S HAIR BALSAM KemovesDandrufr-StopsHalrFaUing Restores Color an* Beauty li. Gray and Faded Hair COc. and $1.00 at Druggists. Hlscnx Chem. Wks. Patchoeiie. N. Y, FLORESTON SHAMPOO-Meal for use in connection with Parker's Hair Balsam. Makes the hair soft and fluffy. 60 cents by mail or at drug- cists. Hiscox Chemical Works, Patchogue, N. Y. PISQ'S , //coughs Quick Kfllffl Apleaiant, effective •yrup— 35c and 60c sizes. And •*• ttrnally, use PISO'S Throat and Chest Salve, 35c. Camera Making One hundred and twenty-two manufacturing plants were engaged In 1927 in turning out $90,827,737 in cameras, camera parts, accessories and supplies in the United States. This was an increase of 15 per cent over 1925. Virtue and happiness are twin sisters. WHAT DR. CALDWELL LEARNED IN 47 YEARS PRACTICE A physician watched the results of constipation for 47 years, and believed that BO matter how careful people are of their health, diet and exercise, constipation will occur from time to time. Of next importance, then, is how to treat it when it comes. Dr. Caldwell always was in favor of getting as close to nature as possible, hence his remedy for consti- jtttion, known as Dr. CaldwelPs Syrup Pepsin, is a mild, vegetable compound. It can not harm the system and is not habit forming. Syrup Pepsin is pleasant- tasting, and youngsters love it. Dr. Caldwell did not approve of drastic physios and purges. He did not believe they were good for anybody's system. In a practice of 47 years he never saw any reason for their use when Syrup Pepsin will empty the bowels just as promptly. Do not let a day go by without • bowel movement. Do not sit and hope, but go to the nearest druggist and get one of the generous bottles of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, or write "Syrup Pepsin," Dept. BB, Monticello. Ulinoia, for free trial bottle. Uglypimples Nature's warning—help natureclear your complexion and paint red roses in your pale, sallow cheeks. Truly wonderful resulg follow thorough colon cleansing. Take m —Nature's Remedy—to regulate and •trengthen your eliminativeorgans. Then watch the transformation. Try Nt instead of mere laxatives. Mild, tafe, purely vegetable- At DniggUto-only 25c ASTHMA DRJ.O,KiUOQQ'8A8TH«IAREMEDY lor tho prompt relief of Asthma and Hay Fever, Aak your drug* B|*t for Iti 99 -p«nta and one dollar, Writ* for FREE SAMPLE. Worth'rop ft lymifl CQ.,!nc.,Bulfalo,N,Y. D r J. D. REMEDY ersoirs irthda By ELMO SCOTT WATSON PRIL 13 is a day for honoring the memory of one of the most versatile . Presidents the United States has ever had. It is the anniversary of the birthday of Thomas Jefferson and, although congress has not yet acted upon the proposal to make it a national holiday, the anniversary is generally or locally observed by many Americans in recognition of Jefferson's services to the nation. When Jefferson was approaching the end of his long and varied career, he composed the epitaph which he wished to have inscribed upon his tomb. It read: "Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute .of Virginia for'Religious Freedom, and the Father of the University of Virginia." If Jefferson were to be remembered for nothing more than those three things, his fame would be secure. But history has written these other achievements under his name. He was a member of the Continental congress, 1775-76 and a signer of the Declaration. In 1776 he was a member of the legislature of Virginia and a leader in important legal reforms. In 1779 he was governor of Virginia; in 1783 a member of congress; from 1784 to 1789 he was United States minister to France; he was the first secretary of state, serving in Washington's cabinet 179094; he was Vice President 1797-1801 and he was the third President of the United States, 1801-1809. During his Presidency he made the famous Louisiana purchase from France, which carried the American flag In one giant leap- from the Mississippi to the summit of the Rockies and paved the way for the extension of this country from sea to sea. "Perhaps no other public man this country has ever had, not even the many-sided Roosevelt, nor the much gifted Franklin, was so actively and so practically interested in so many and much varied matters," writes a recent historian.. "He did not merely play, diltantte-wise, with these things, but went into each of them, whether it was some matter of science, agriculture, art, literature, history, or what not, with active interest and, usually, achieved something worthwhile with it." Philosopher, scientist, artist and writer were roles he played to his own greatest satisfaction, according to another historian. "I was always fond of philosophy even In Its drier form," he wrote while still a youth. At other times his letters declare: "N iture Intended me for the tranquil pursuits of science by rendering them my supreme delight;" science "Is my passion," politics "is my duty;" and he said nothing lured him from such studies but his "revolutionary duties." In fact, the list of his interests and activities Is an amazing one and recent historical researches have brought to light a great number of Interesting facts about Jefferson that are little known to the average American. As a farmer Jefferson was far In advance of bis time, On his Virginia plantation he practiced rotation of crops long before this basic principle of scientific agriculture was thought of by'a people who were to build a nation deeply rooted in the products of the soil. As a patron of the improvement of live stock in this country and the introduction of new fruits and vegetables he was in constant communication with men interested in these subjects, both in America and Europe. While he was President he laid the foundation for the modern system of government crop reporting by personally watching the markets of Washington for eight years and recording the earliest and latest appearances of 37 different farm products. As a scientist his name is preserved in scientific records in the Latinized technical name of an extinct ground sloth whose fossil remains he was the flrst to describe, "Megalonyx Jeffer- soni." When he sent Lewis and Clark on their famous exploring expedition into the newly-acquired territory beyond the Mississippi, one of the duties with which he charged them was that of making accurate and complete records of the natural history of the region, the life of the native races, the fauna and flora, weather conditions and the like. It is not generally known, perhaps, but he was also interested in ethnology and in 1791 he made a tour of Long Island to visit the Indians of that region and to record their language. The result was a 200-word vocabulary of these Indians the manuscript of which, in Jefferson's own handwriting is still preserved. Rotation of crops and other forms of scientific agriculture, however, are not the only things for which the agriculture of today is indebted to Thomas Jefferson. When the farmer plows up an old meadow, turning the sod over upon Itself, he can thank Thomas Jefferson, the inventor. For it was this man who invented the plow mold-board which makes modern grass-land plowing possible. When the motorist folds down the top of his car to get the full benefit of the cool breeze, he can thank Jefferson for the Invention which makes it possible to do so. When the desk worker tilts back in his comfortable swivel chair or swings around easily Instead of getting up and turning the chair, he should remember gratefully the name of Thomas. Jefferson, for it was this Virginian who Invented the only Improvement in seating devices since the time of the early Egyptians. In fact, all inventors should look upon Jefferson as their patron saint. For when a man devises something new and establishes in court his right to It against those who would Imitate It and profit thereby, he Is Indebted to Jefferson for laying down the principle upon which the United States patent office Is founded. No less Interesting than Jefferson the scientist, and the inventor, is Jefferson the patron of fine arts. He was keenly Interested in literature and was himself a writer of note. He was a musician and an accomplished violinist. It is recorded that when his early home, the house of his father nt Shadwell, was burned In 1770, although he lost all of his books and papers, be rejoiced In the fact that his violin was saved by a negro servant. As an artist he expressed himself best in architecture, and monuments to his architectural taste are to be found today in the beautiful buildings of Georgian style on the campus of the University of Virginia at Charlottesvllle, but more particularly on his estate nearby, the famous Monticello. Montlcello was Jefferson's residence from 1770 until his 'death in 1826. Built under his personal direction after his ideas the house took more than 30 years for completion. He selected the site, supervised the clearing away of the hilltop, drew the plans and designs for the house, chose the stone and timber, directed the preparation of the former and the dressing of the latter, Ipoked after the manufacture of the nails by his own servants, devised Ingenious contrivances for comfort and convenience, designed the interior decorations and personally selected the furnishings and ornaments and laid out the grounds about the house. The result of his work was pointed to in the early days as one of the few examples of beautiful architecture of which America could boast. Foreigners, traveling in this country during the Revolution and afterwards, ofteji commented upon the beauty of the mansion. The marquis of Chatellux wrote after a visit to Montlcello: "Jefferson is the first American who has consulted the. fine arts, to know how he would shelter himself from the weather." The due de la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt who visited Jefferson in 1797, said: "Monticello, according to its first plans was Infinitely superior to all other houses In America in point of taste and convenience." As a statesman and a political leader, no finer tribute has ever been paid to this man who has given us the phrase "Jeffersonian Democracy" as a symbol of political thought, than that expressed by a recent biographer, Francis W. Hirst, says: To the sturtonts of political philosophy Jefferson is the most interest- Ing of all American statesmen, because ho combined with a marvelous Insight Into the springs of human nature and Into the motives that sway Individuals or masses an extensive knowledge of political science and history. He was a theorist, but always at school with experience. . . . Among the founders of the Great Republic the statesman who wrote the Declaration of Independence and added Louisiana to the Union can never be forgotten. To those who, In spite of failures and disappointments, still rest their hopes of peaceful and civilized progress on representative government and popular education, Jefferson Is a prophet, and more than a prophet, By those who believe that the success of democratic Institutions and the establishment of good-will between nations and classes depend on a wide dissemination of liberal Ideas the author of the Statute of Religious Freedom and the successful opponent of the sedition laws will be deemed not unworthy of a olace beside Milton and Hampden and other heroic men who, down to our own times, have withstood the tyranny of priest, soldier, monarch or bureaucrat. Those, again, who love republican frugality and simplicity, who wish their ministers to be thrifty stewards of public money, and would • eriuallze opportunity, partly by a Just system of taxation, partly by judlclom expenditure on public health and education, will learn alike from the precepts and practice of Jefferson that no one—not even a Peel, a Cobden, or a Gladstone—did more to graft these fruitful aims and golden rules of administration upon ft »«w democracy. Study of Food Values Urged by Scientists Why teeth decay and what foods in the human diet prevent goiter are questions .to which scientists of the bureau of chemistry and soils are seeking answers. A survey of the United States is projected. If funds are granted by congress. in Intensive study of foods will be Had* to find those which contain luorUie. <nown to be necessary for he Building of teeth and bones, and Iodine, the absence of which causes goiter. Fluorine, which Is best known because It is used to etch glass and to make the common frosted electric light, Is an essential part of the human body. It exists In certain foods, but, because it Is the hardest element for an analylst to work with, no one really knows where It exists of where it may be found In the largest quantities. It is known that Iodine Is essential for the nutrition of all animals. In Montana, sows which have Insufficient Iodine In their food bear Utters of hairless pigs which continue hairless through life. Iodine bus been supplied through drinking water In two or three goiter ous communities with moderate success, but this, according to Dr. E. T. Wherry, who will have charge of the survey, Is a wasteful proceeding. To curry on the work funds are be Ing sought from congress to allow the engagement of a skilled analyst. Huttio "LEND ME YOUR EAR1" A man was walking along the street, and he saw a house on lire. He rushed across the way and rang the bell. After some time, a lady, who proved to be slightly deaf, appeared at the door. "Madam, your house Is on lire." "What did you soy?" The man began dancing up and down. He pointed above. "1 said your house Is afire! Flames bursting out I No time to lose!" "What did you say?" "House afire I Quick!" The lady smiled. "Is that all?" she said swoctly. "Well," replied the man, hopelessly, "that's all I can think of just now." Eva's Job Teacher—Tommy, why did God give Eve as wife to Adam? Tommy (promptly)—To sew on his buttons. Teacher—What I Why do you say that? Tommy (brightly)—Why, because whenever daddy finds a button oft his shirt he calls out: "Good Heavens, what have I got a wife for If she doesn't sew on my buttons?" ALL SILK AND A YARD WIDE Grace—Miss Fassee has cauglit a man at last. She says he Is all silk. Grace—Yes; but nobody else would have him because he's a yard wide. Different Kinds As "Beautiful but Dumb" we name The silent lasa so gracious. We then salute another Dame As "Lovely, but Loquacious." Testing Before Buying Customer (for the fifth time)—"Now Just put It on once more,,please." . Assistant—But really, madam- Customer—It's quite all right I want to see if It wears well. Old-Fashioned "Her husband doesn't seem stylish enough to suit, her." "No, he embarrassed her terribly asking for old-fashioned shortcake." MONEY TALKS Bill—"He says money talks." Joe— "Yes, he found that out as soon as he married It." Poor Judgment Bill always claimed the rieht of way. But now he's out of luck, Be tried to take It yesterday From a 10-ton gravel truck. Loved Dancing She (at the bull)—I spent the summer In Germany. 1 love Danzig. He—Shall we have this fox-trot, then, or Is your cold too bad. Seats for Two "But why do her people object to him?" "Well, there's seven In the family and he's only got a two-seater." Quit Work Too Soon A loud and objectionable bore had been talking for hours about himself and his achievements. "I'm a self-made man, that's what I am—a self-made man," he said. "You knocked off work too soon," cnme a quiet voice from the corner.— Wall Street Journal. No Working Model "They tell me you have a model husband, Mrs. Hicks." "Vus, sir, but 'e ain't a workln 1 model." Constipation Gone. Has Roses in Her Cheeks Now "About seven years ago, I was dying slowly of constipation. My system was full of poison, which not only dulled my senses, but my complexion was muddy, eyes blurred, my stomach was ruined, and I was continually catching cold. I did not have any life or energy. "After reading ono of your nds, I bought several bottles of Milks Emulsion, and began Improving at once. Improvement was so marked that, everyone noticed It, and spoke of how it cleared my skin, made my eyes much brighter, at\d put roses in my chocks. In fact, I was an entirely different person. I took altogether 15 largo bodies of Milks Emulsion, and looked wonderful and felt the same way. It absolutely ma da me over. It adds more to your looks than anything I have ever hoard of. After I had taken the first 8 bottles, people, began to notice the Improvement In my skin and my oyos being brighter. ''Every woman should know of it. I IIMVO never had a cold since I took Milks Emulsion, no stomach trouble or constipation. I think it is a Godsend to humanity. "A. nopbow of mine was almost dead of stomach trouble. I started him on Milks Emulsion and whllo ho has only tsikon 4 bottles, ho can oat nearly anything, and is beginning to fool line. "You will always find mo a Milks Emulsion booster." MRS. TtEREff'A CAMPBELL, K. H. 3, Dyorsbtirg. Tonn. Sold by all druggists under a guarantee to give satisfaction or money rofimdod. .The Milks Emulsion Co., Torre Haute, Ind.—Adv. Valuable Aiset •'Yes," said the oculist, "he had a curious affliction; everything he looked at he saw double." "I'oor fellow, 1 suppose he found U hard to get a job?" "Not at all. The gas company snapped him up, and now he's reading meters." So It Goes "How Is the marriage?" »«A modern Instance. She think* more of her job than she does of bet Let no ono be willing to speak ill of the, absent.—I'ropertlus. WHEN IT LOOKS DARK to any weak, nervous or ailing woman, Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription comes, to her aid. Women in every walk of life today say Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is a reliable medicine. 'It is made from roots and herbs, sold by druggists, in both fluid and tablets. Mrs. Zena MacDonald of 1033 Ontario St., Toledo, Ohio, said: "I have never taken a medicine that did so much for my nerves or proved to be so good as a tonic as Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription. I was suffering from general weakness and a rundown condition of health. I was nervous, my back hurt, and I was weak all over. I took Dr. Pierce a Favorite Prescription and It relieved me of the weakness and backaches, strengthened my nerves and made me a well, strong woman. Write Dr. Pierce for free advice. Send lOc for trial pkg. tablets .to Dr. Pierce's Invalids Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y. I WORMS RUIN A CHILD'S HEALTH Drive every worm out of your child's system without a ^moment's delay. Use the safe, vegetable worm medicine that has been so successful for 75 years—Prey's Vermifuge. Perhaps you don't know your child has worms. Gritting the teeth, pick- i ing the nostrils, disordered stomach are symptoms. Buy Prey's Vermifuge at your'druggist's today. Prey's Vermifuge Expels Worms A Vegetable Method Overcomes Constipation Stick to the vegetable method of overcoming constipation. Doctors recom- mond it. .Stop tearing: your iiiHldoa out with utronK mineral purgatives and hablt-cruatlntr laxatives. The host way to oBtabllnh natural bowel regularity la through . tho use of Wright's Indian VoKntablo Pills. Their action la purely vegetable and they do not create tho vicious laxative habit. At druggists or 372 Pearl St., N. Y. City. Wrights INDIAN Three Generations Endorse It t^^mmm^^^^^f^^^^^^^^^^^ i .'!'••. "When I was a young single girl I took Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound because my mother did and she gave it to me. After I married I took it before my children were born and afterwards, and I have eight living children. I am now a grandmother and still take it and still recommend it when any one is tired and run-down."— Mry. Alfred Iverson, St. Edwards, Nebraska, Lydia E, Pinkham's Vegetable Compound