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Of Pianos, Player Pianos, Organs and Talking Machines
is drawing to a close. Don't let this opportunity pass you by.
T1 TWl TyS
It's Auto Ho! For Columbus, 0.
Gas Car Caravaning Popular
Y automobile caravan to Colum-
R bus that Is the. word that has
gone to Methodism of the United
States and to much of the automobile
orld outside of Methodism as the
xcursion proper for the early sum
mer of 1919.
It &U started back during the war.
In the iaterval it has gaiaed such as
impetus that there is no stopping it.
The proposition of gettting a large
tkrong to Columbus, O., fer the
Methodist Centenary celebration June
jO to July 13, was nut up to H. B.
Dickson, organising secretary, some
two years ago. With the government
trying to discourage railway travel,
hit upon the idea of bringing as
many thousands as possible to Co
lumbus in automobiles. He made a
canvass of the Methodist chureh and
found more than 7S.00V persons own
ing automobiles within a touring dis
tance of Columbus. He also made
arrangements for parking and tent
ing in all desirable areas within 2S
miles of the Ohio capital.
To facilitate these tourists the
centenary is issuing 100,04s automo
bile maps, distributed gratis through
out the United States. F. W. Briggs
of Boston, a man of national reputa
tion in the handling of touring par
ties, was installed at celebration
headquarters to giro his entire time
and attention to routing parties
through the most desirable sections
of the country, advising them of ac
commodations en route and of what
they might expect on arrival.
Methodist auto owners were uick
to grasp the possibilities of reaching
the big celebration by machine. W. H.
Cable at Council Bluffs was the first
man to organize a considerable party.
ge reported 50 cars and a party ef
20 which will start early iii June
from Iowa to Columbus.
Dr. E. M. Antrim of Springfield,
111., was a little later In organizing,
but topped his competitor by enlist
ing 1,000 automobiles fer the trip.
City council of Columbus has placed
all the city parks at the disposal of
celebration tour parties. Director of
Public Safety Thatcher has assured
protection to any number of automo
biles tfeat may come. Arrangements
have been made to rent tents and
cots to those who come to Columbus
desiring to camp out.
Most ef the parks in Columbus are
provided with elaborate shelter houses
whieh not only contain rest reoms
and toilet facilities, but in most in
stances community kitchens, whieh
will be available to those who employ
the parks as camping grounds. All ef
tfcem have heat, light and water,
without money and without price to
all who come to the big celebration.
"First come w4il be first served,,"
says Mr. Dickson, "and if everyone
will do like Rev. J. S. Thompson of
Winston-Salem, N. C, we will have
no trouble.' Mr. Thompson enjoys
the distinction of being the first per
son to register for the celebration.
The registration fee is $5 for individ
uals and $10 fer a family. This in
cludes admission to the celebration
from beginning to end and the assist
ance ef the Centenary celebration
bureau in securing location. "It is
important that people register early,"
says Mr. Dickson, "because, no mat
ter how carefully we organise, it will
not be possible to take care of an
eleventh-hour rush in the manner
we should like to. The people who
register early will have all the ad
vantage." A large force is already engaged in
cataloguing registrations as the;
reach the Columbus office.
FACTS ABOUT BIRDS' FLIGHT
SAVE YOUR EYES
Good eyesight can be main
tained only by good care of the
eyes. At the first signs of eye
strain you should have your
eyes attended to.
Optometry consists of the
correction of this strain by
DR. I. W SEUG,
521 Main Street
uuuiuwwiiiiu iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiian mil mil ii
C. M. COOPER
A Young Man's Man
Not Playing Fair.
It was mother's .birthday and the
children were trying to find out her
age. Mother was teasing them by sev
eral exaggerated evasions. Finally
Billy said: "I think you migbrt tell
me, mother; I never yet tried to keep
my age from you."
The Woman's Wear Store
JUST FROM NEW YORK
Our buyer has just returned from New York
and while there he bought some wonderful va
lues in the very latest things in suits, coats,
capes, silk dresses etc.
A visit to our store now will be well worth your
while New goods arriving daily.
M. Leigh Sheep Co.
Soaring Ability Depends en Spread of
Wing as Related t Weigh
J..-. of the Body. .V'TT
The soaring flight of birds, with- j
oiit flapping the wings, is directly
dependent upon the spread of wing
as related to the weight of the body.
It haa been found that the soaring
ability of various birds is at the fol
lowing speeds: Swallows, 9 to 11
feet per second; herons, 12 to 14
feet per second; cranes, 15 to 17
feet; silver gulls, 16 to 18 feet;
albatross, the greatest soarer of all,
20 to 23 feet per second.
The number of strokes of the
wing, or flaps, has also been studied
and recorded, showing the following
number per second : My, 330 ; hum
mingbird, 240; bee, 190; wasp, liO;
sparrow, 13; wild duck, 9; house
pigeon, 8; mouse buzzard, 3.
It has been ascertained by careful
observation that swarms of butter
flies progress at the rate of from 35
to 39 feet per second. "When flying
quietly around a room a fly covers
from 4 feet to 22 feet per second,
but if pursued may fly as fast as
58 feet a second. A bat averages
about 30 feet a second, and a flying
fish covers 81 feet a second. Popu
lar Science Monthly.
HOW TO REACH DOG'S HEART
Cordiality and Understanding, and
Pleasure in His Company, Are)
Things He Appreciates Most.
"Nomad" of the Boston Trari
script evidently has learned the
heart of a dog. In referring to a
dog whose owner left a trust fund
of $10,000 to care for him in lux
ury till he died, he says:
"But think how many dogs theTe
are who are beautifully cared for;
without any trust fund at all ! Does
the dog himself, in such a case, know
the difference! A dog's gratitude,
by the way, is seldom awarded mere
ly for food and luxurious care. The
dog likes the food, and is willing to
accept all the luxuries. But his
gratitude goes to the one who speaks
cordially and understandingly to
him and who accepts his company
gladly. A dog is happier with gen
ial and intimate companionship than
he is with the luxuries of life.
"If the owner of a dog, leaving
him behind, can certainly bequeath
him to an intelligent and under
standing and humane mastership,
and not a cent with it, that bequest
will be much more deeply appreci
ated by the dog than relegation to
a life of luxury within four walls
and a high-fenced back yard.
EVERY SHELL COUNTED.
Most people probably think that
the gunners simply blaze away until
they see the ammunition running
low, then ask, Oliver-Twist-like, for
more. There never was a more mis
A practically exact account of the
number of rounds of all calibers ex
pended can be given. The harassed
ammunition clerk has by no means
a "cushy" job. On him devolves the
responsibility of accounting for ev
ery shell, cartridge, fuse and tube
that is sent up to his battery. His
totals are checked daily, and if
there is a discrepancy of as much,
as one shell he will be sure to hear
The makers of defective ammu
nition can be traced ii the defect
shows itself on this side of the lines.
"You dpn't seem to' feel so enthu
siastic as usual about speechmak
ing." "Well," answered Senator Sor
ghum, "times have changed and it
isn't so easy for a man in a silk hat
and a frock coat to stand out before
a lot of men in khaki uniforms or
overalls and assert that he is saving
the country all by himself."
The Forgetful Man My heavens' !
What shall I do. I've left my purse
at home, locked myself out, the
banks are closed, street cars have
stopped running and it's a "gasless
day." Ill have to make a touch
somewhere or go hungry. I've only
got $5 in my pocket.
THE INDEPENDENT continues to
do the best job printing.
TO REDUCE ACREAGE
Along the Same Lines That Are
Being Followed In Other Southern
Press dispatch from Dallas says:
Cotton Growers, with 1,600,000 bales
stored away, see danger of losing
Fearing cotton prices will sink near
the pre-war levels, unless measures
are taken to prevent it, Southern cot
ton growers are 'joining in . a move
ment for general reduction of 1919
acreage. In Texas the move has
taken the form of a pledge to reduce
acreage to two-thirds of that of 1918.
The State Agricultural Department is
emphasizing, the benefits of planting
grain on the acreage thus saved.
The Government crop report placed
last year's Texas production at 2,580,
000 bales. Cotton was around 35 cents
a pound at the close of the packing
season, but many growers and some
speculators felt it would reach 40
cents and did not sell. Prices fell,
however, with the signing of the ar
mistice, and since then have been
wavering between 21 and 25 cents.
Bankers who loaned money to grow
ers found their security diminished,
and plantation owners found their
crops of less valuo than when har
vested. Texas growers estimate there
are 1,600,000 bales stored by indi
viduals and in the compresses. They
declare much of this has been dam
aged by winter rains.
While cotton at 21 to 25 cents is
higher than before the war, growers
say production costs is so much
higher that they will lose money at
25 cents a pound.
. Last year's government reports
Placed the Texas acreage at 11,235,
000. By reducing this one-third,
bankers and agriculturists feel that
prices can be held to a point that
will bring a profit and also bring a
higher price for the unmoved crop
The council of defense1 chairman in
each county, and the county agricul
tural agent have been named as com
mittees to aid in an extensive adver
tising campaign to persuade all plant
ers to sign the two-thirds acreage
INFLUENCE EVER AT WORK
For Good or Evil, Few Persons Can
Fail in Some Measure to Sway
Lives of Others.
It was said of a certain young, boy
that he had a very good influence
over other boys in his class. Parents
and teachers liked him because of
his real worth.
Your influence is as large as your
self. A very small proportion of
your time is spent in giving good
advice to those about you, but when
you are least conscious of it, an in
fluence which radiates from you like
heat from a fire counsels others to
take the right path or the wrong.
Sometimes when the tongue says one
thing this unconscious influence says
another, and silent though it seems,
its clamor drowns out the sound of
your words. "What you are speaks
so loud that I cannot hear what you
say." Do not be satisfied because
your spoken counsel is on the side
of what is honorable and pure and
uplifting. "What about the other,
that unconscious influence which is
not the expression of conventional
standards but the radiation of your
real self? Exchange.
D, ead he is not, but departed for
he artist never dies. Longfellow.
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VMyE-IN-HEAD MEANS BUIdS
Remember that service and gasoline economy to-gether with many
er good points, are to be considered in buying an automobile. Let
show you a Buick Valve-in-Head Car.
5 Passenger $1495. 3
7 Passenger $1785. h
F. 0. B. Factory.
Auto & Gas Engine Works
Substitute for Tin.
An Australian tin substitute is the.
compound of carbolic acid and for
maldehyde. In methylated spirits this
forms a varnish for food containers,
saving the tin plate used in such great
quantities for cans.
All Writing Own Epitaph.
We are all busy busy writing
epitaphs. We do not let a day pass
without doing something in this line,
and we are all busy, not In writing
epitaphs for others, but in writing our
1,000 Species of Flowers.
Of 1,000 species of flowers, 284 art
white, $23 yellow, 223 red, 144 blue,
72 violet, 36 green, 12 orange, 4 brown
inrj 2 hlflflr
Would Fill Many Refrigerators.
The heart of Greenland is said to
consist of a block of ice covering 300,
000 square miles and averaging a mile
and a half in thickness.
always give you the right
PriceOur assortment of
Staple and Fancy Grocer
ies are second to none in
this city. For prompt and
quick service CALL US.
Cwii F- EL EsOl Ii .
Hon. Champ Clark
Speaker of U. S. House of
Alkrama Theatre, Wednesday
Evening, April 9, 1919
8 o'Clock ,
Prices: 50c - 75c - $1.00
Tickets on Sale at SELIG'S Monday
Only out of town orders taken over the phone