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Cliil flLES FiifllEST
Sayt Grain Men Don't Get Fair
UcsJ The Senate committee
Ttk.es Matter Up and Is
Pressing for Early Action
Wsahlngton, July 23. Senator Cap-
Dr has broueht up before the com
mlttee on agriculture in the senate the
matter of grain grading and reduc
tions made from the government fixed
price made by the United States Grain
. corporation. The senator has been ii
"Hkreceint of mail and telegraphic com
munications from Kansas to the effect
that the rules of the 'grain corpora
tioa as they are operating in Kansai
at present are working a sharp in
justice on the wheat grower. In some
instances the price on the lower
grades of grain has gone as low as
U3 in some sections, despite the
government guaranty price of $2.20
As a result of Senator Capper's pro
iMt Senator Gronna. chairman of the
senate committee on agriculture, filed
a protest with the agricultural depart
ment and asked immediate action to
protect wheat growers from improper
grading of wheat
Senator Capper made his protect in
.nerson and also wired Julius Dames
sresident of the United States Grain
' corporation at New York, directing
his attention to the injustice being
.done Kansas grain growers by his
rules and the manner in which they
an being applied by wheat buyers in
Kansas. One of the most emphatic
protests received Jy Senator Capper
was from R. B. Ward, of Belleville,
but scores of telegrams and letters of
protest have been received within tne
last two days.
GEOLOGISTS TELL OE
PLANS 1 FIELD
State Officials from Missouri,
Kansas and Oklahoma Talk
to Operators at Pichcr
An overflow attendance of mine op
erators was on hand at the regular
weeklv meeting of the Tri-State
branch of the American Zinc Institute
at Picher. Okla., yesterday, to greet
the state geologists of the three states 1
principally interested in the district-
Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Geologists H. A. Buchler for Mis
souri, C. W. Shannon for Oklahoma
and Mr. Moore for Kansas, were pres
ent and each spoke briefly regarding:
the work that has been started in con
nection with the establishment of a
Tri-State office at Joplin. They ex
plained that while the office that was
opened there the first of July in the
Chamber of Commerce rooms had not
yet got fairly under way, a good start
has been made, and it is believed that
the plan will meet with the hearty ap
proval of mining men of the district
through the service that will be ren
dered. The .object of the geologists at the
meeting yesterday was to extend their
acquaintance with the mining opera
tor! and to bespeak co-operation in
the work contemplated.
The program for yesterday's meet
ing was further enhanced by the pres
ence of Arthur Thatcher, St Louis
resident representative for the New
Jersey Zinc Company, and one of the
prominent men in mining circles in
the United States. Upon invitation of
F. C Wallower, chairman of the
meeting, Mr. Thatcher spoke briefly,
praising highly the weekly meeting of
mining operators, and declaring that
co-operation is the big thing in civili
zation today. -
iA. W. Pope, of Boston, also was
present and made a brief talk. He
was formerly interested in the manu
facture of bicycles and automobiles
and at present is retired, but is inter
ested in mining operations in this
Major E. D. Payne, of Chicago, a
classmate of Edgar Wallower, jr., v ns
also a guest at the meeting and us
introduced to the operators.
" Harbinger of War Fsble.
fine ancient day the locust has
bets the Cjlng wing of superstition,
people forget from 1912 tUl 1019 that
tike locust has markings on his wines
which carry a distinct letter W. whlrlu
when noticed, usually result in mnny
stories that war is at hand, the letter
W being supposed to stand for the
word, war. But the fallacy of surh
supposition Is In Itself evident from
the zact that the word for wnr In
French does not begin with W, nor
Com U la Italian or BpenUh.
BRINGS BELGIAN HOME
Olathe Boy's Bride Is Well Educated
and Speaks Three Languages
Olathe, July 22- Chester Ward,
son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Ward, of
Olathe, has Just returned from eight-
ecn months' service overseas. He
brought with him a Belgian bride.
She is well educated and speaks three
languages besides her own. Her fath
er was killed In the war and the moth
er and three daughters were left, but
all their property was destroyed by
the Germans. Mrs. Chester Ward
Likes America and the American peo
ple. Ward Is the first Johnson county
soldier to bring home a wife from
"Fall in" Is an old military com
mand, originating In the Idea of giv
ing up Individuality, and becoming
part of the military machine, when In
line. Fall means more than "tumble,"
at for Instance, "to fall from grace,1'
no fall asleep." "befall," etc It IS
also used In the sense of classifying,
"to fall Into place," which may give
the derivation desired.
Rich Brasillan Forests.
There are more than 800 varieties
of woods In the Kao Paulo region
alone and as a whole Brazilian forests
not only abound In the finest of woods
but are of enormous extent. Trans
portation facilities are dev!opln?
slowly and thetubor supply Is a con
According to the London Sunday
Times of Februnry IS. 1829. the hang
man who executed Burke had a wife
whom he had Instructed In the s"t and
mystery of hanging. Dressed In man's
autre, while he was executing crim
inals In one part of the country, his
hidy was giving effect to the law In
another Burke, It may be recalled,
was an Irishman, who was In the hab
it of suffocating his victims and selling
their bodies to the anatomists. He
was hanged at Edinburgh on January
Good Way Out of Difficulty.
If you can't tell the truth, do not
tell anything. If you do not wish -to
answer a man's question, tell him that
If you did It would embarrass him and
yourself, and he'll be glad 'to let you
"Some men hate work," said Uncle
Eben, "an' a lot more never git well
enough acquainted with It to so much
ns dislike It."
The Original Stub Penn.
From a magazine article : "William
Penn was a short, stubby man."'
Strengthen me by sympathizing with
my strength, not my weakness. Amos
Life of Candle Flame.
Laboratory experiments conducted
of late have shown that a candle flame
will become extinguished when the
oxycen content of the atmosphere In
which It Is burning falls to about 45
per cent. Sulphur stops burning wnen
nil but 13.5 per cent of the oxygen In
nn Inclosed space has been exhausted.
The case of charcoal, however, is
notable. Combustion continues until
only 9 per cent of the oxygen remains,
Caesar used to wait days to hear
from the outposts of his empire, but
today the descendants of his legions
who plow the sunny fields near Earn
mond, La., get dully market news on
their strawberries from places thou
sands of miles away. This news
comes over wires and Is Issued In Ital
ian, as well ns In English, 'by the local
ofllce of the bureau of markets of the
United States department of agricul
Thin Watches Not New.
The thin watches that have
fashioned for several years are not a
new model. P. V. Bergen of Bound
Brook, N. J has a thin watch that Is
more than 100 years old. It la an
open-face watch, three-eighths of an
Inch thlck.N The movement Is one and
three-quarters Inches In diameter and
the watch Itself two Inches. The
movement Is full plate, lever escape
ment and opens at the front The
case Is beautifully made and of 18-
carat gold. The watch Is marked
"Mlcaltef & GlgUo, Malta." v
I have known several men who may
be recognized In days to come as men
of genius, and they were all plodders,
hard-working, Intent men. Genius Is
known by Its works; genius without
works Is a blind faith, a dumb oracle.
But meritorious works are the result
of time and labor, and cannot be ac
complished by intention or by a wish.
Every great work Is the result of
time, of vast preparatory training.
Facility comes by labor. George
Chance for Real Friend In Need.
As the motorist turned a corner fa
a quiet country road he saw a brother
of the wheel Just ahead, evidently In
trouble. Immediately he slowed down.
"Want sny helpr he asked, genially.
The other motorist looked gratefully
at him as he wiped the perspiration
off his brow. "I do," he whispered.
"See that lady In the car? She's my
wife, and I'd be much obliged If yon'd
answer her questions and keep ber
amused while I'm seeing to this pune-
Two Husbands Seek Damages
for Missing wives
Columbus, July 23. A double sen
sation, involving four families has
shaken this and the Hallowell com
munity, eight miles west of here.
David E. Hill filed a suit in district
court here today for $10,000 damages
against O. B. Everett whom he alleges
alienated the affections of his wife,
Pearl Hill. Hill also swore out a
state warrant against Everett charg
ing him with unlawfully enticing
Pearl Hil lto leave the state with him
for immoral purposes.
Both Hill and Everett are Hallowell
farmers. Delbert Parsons, of Colum
bus, a miner, has also sworn out a
warrant for the arrest of John Crain,
another Hallowell farmer, charging
Crain with having enticed Alice A.
Parsons to leave the state with him
for immoral purposes. Both parties
have been missing since Saturday,
Parsons Js the father of four children.
It is said that the mother took the
two youngest children when she dls
Crain had $700 on deposit in the
Hallowell State bank last week but
checked it all out excepting $200 for
various accounts. The balance has
been rarnisheed. This afternoon
Crain's wife, Mrs. Bessie Crain, filed
suit for divorce in district court
charging her husband with extreme
cruelty and with having eloped Sat
urday July 19 with Alice Parsons.
BLUE SKY VIOLATORS
State Bank Commissioner Will
Reward Citizens Report
ing Illegal Stock
Sales to Officers
Topeka, July 23. Fifty dollars may
be offered as a state bounty for the
conviction of violators of the blue sky
Walter E. Wilson, state bank com
missioner, yesterday requested an
opinion from the attorney general's
office as to his authority in making
such a reward offer.
Citizens Get Rewards
Kansas now is reported filled with
agents selling stock in schemes not
authorized by the state blue sky
board. Richard J. Hopkins, attorney
general, is sending letters to the coun
ty attorneys, urging them to be more
active in enforcing the law.
The reward offered by Wilson is for
the purpose of making citizens more
active in reporting cases of illegal
stock sales for county onicers. ine
reward is for the citizen, not the of
ficer. Also, Mr. Wilson made a strong
statement yesterday against the prac
tice of many Kansas banks in accept
ing "promotion paper."
Practice Must Stop
Thus, agents of promotion schemes
come into a community and sell their
stock, which may be a legitimate
transaction. The agent takes the note
of the purchaser to a bank, which
pays for the note, receiving a discount
of from. 10 to 25 per cent Thereafter,
when the time comes for the collection
of the notes, there is difficulty.
"The practice of banks profiting by
heavy discounts on doubtful paper
must stop," said Wilson. The accept
ance of promotion paper by Brockets
Salina bank was one of the causes for
its present trouble. -,.
Tip to Authors.
A youthful aspirant applied to .a
successful authoress for advice as to
how to succeed lnv'Tterature. "Yon
need todoraltabe'pefci iterance, a type
writer and a'ufnej.wai the reply.
"Do you mean I hadf. better take In
washlngf" ddked theasplrant "Non
sense 1 Tpu need the mangle to take
the creases out of ytmr manuscripts.
Mangle them well, and then, unless
the editor have burned them with
cigarette ash, no one can tell they
have been out before.'
The first silk wss made 2000 B. O.
by the wife of a Chinese emperor.
Aristotle, In S50 B. &, first mentions
silk among the Greeks. The manufae
ture of silk wss carried on la Sicily
In the twelfth century, later spreading
to Italy. Spain and the south, of
France. It was not manufactured la
England before 1304. . .
"Why do people say, 'As dead as a
door nalir" asked the boob. "Why
Is a door nail any deader than
doorf "Because It hss beea hit oa
the head. I suppose," replied the
SWAT THAT EAT QUICK
WIA His Relatives II Brings Disease
aad Millions la Property Law j
Rsts are a serious wheat menace at
is present tuna, aa .
health authorities are starting a rat
extermination campaign. ..
A CllrnllF. Ill at tmmnmA I - V
farmers the following other reasons
why rats should be killed in their
eany infancy: .
"One pair of rata will produce a
progeny or over 6150,000 la three
"Rati do damage in the United
States in one year of over $100,000.-
'Over $15,000,000 of property is
year Dy ores started by rats
gnawing away the insulation
"uca uu torn m niiwa
"It costs an average of $1 .82 a year
- fvery rat on your premises in loss
food and damn th A
"The rat Is one of the most danger
is mediums known fnw
disease. No premises having rats will
nn dangers or disease until
i rats are eomnletalv .!... .t
W "rf .KtuiiUIIWU.
Shins ram In a .t. v
- mil nive
brought plague infected rats in the
auur years into the Philippines,
Hawaii, thre eltUm f tv,. -tt-u-j
- un UIUWU
States, besides Liverpool, England
nd the West Indies."
BOXING MATCH AT PICHER
The Picher Athlntii a
. ' sMavusiuuJI
with Sam J. Hannon as president and
vnHmner, wuj pot en an athletic eon
test in Picher; Friday night, August
1. In Rogers halL Paul Roman, of
Kansas City, a boxer f
- ' . HMwiavic
note, will be matched against Knock
out im. omiux, of Picher, for a fifteen
round contest ta u-uiA t
has to his credit the defeat of Hughie
wer (twice), Kay Long, Burt
Mullens. Navy Rostin and nth f
fameln the welter and light-heavy di
vision. Smith hm riftwt n0f
don, Bull Morrow, Tommy Ryan, Lee
Jackson, Lute Taylor and others. The
com starts at v p, m.
SEMPLE STARTS HIS MINE
C Y. Semple has started tin hla
Early Bird property, located Jusrwest
of the Southern, 6 miles west of Bax
ter. ' The mine was partly started in
operation several weeks asm. whn i
decision was made to try the property
as a tallinn -clout. Whn am I
began climbing, however, it was de
cided to forget the tailings and go af
ter tne mine dirt once more, and this
is being done. While the ttlant was
shut down several months many im
provements and enlargements were
matte in the milL
CALLS MOONEY TRIAL A FARCE
Washington, July 23. Thomas J.
Mooney did not receive full justice in
his trial at San Francisco for alleged
connection with the preparedness day
bomb explosion, according to a report-
by John B. Densmore, former special
agent of the Department of Justice
A E tpfei h Mftil f
NO use arguing about it, or making 'chin-music in a
minor key! If you've got that jimmy-pipe notion
cornered in your little ole smokeappetite, slip it a few
liberal loads of Prince Albert!
Boiled down to regular old between-us-man-talk,
Prince Albert kicks the "pip" right out of a pipe!
Puts pipe pleasure into the 24-hours-a-day joy'us class
end makes it the toppiest of outdoor and indoor sports!
P. A, is so frcgrant, so fascinating in flavor, so refreshing!
Prince Albert can't bite your tongue or parch your
threat! You go as far as you like according to your smoke
spirit! Our exclusive patented process cuts out bite and
porch! Prove, that to your own satisfaction!
Tepp? rW left, tidy rmd tint, kmdtoma pomnd nd kalf-pownd Cut
lutmtJn j that tlatzy, prwclicaipomdcrytal giat kmmidfmitk
ytiift moirttnrr top I kat ttr? tk ffcacc m tmck ptrfmct eenJitiom.. -
R. J. r.r"f 1 1 Tcbrcco Ccspany, Wixutcn-Sta, tl C
who Investigated the case for the gov
ernment The report, dated Novem
ber 1, 1018, was submitted to the
House today in response to a resolu
tion. "The plain truth is," the report
said, "that there is nothing about the
case to produce a feeling of confidence
that the dignity and majesty of the
law have been upheld. ,
"There is nowhere anything resem
bling consistency, the effort being a
patchwork of inconguous makeshift
and often of desperate expediency." '
The Pioneer Mine, located about
half way between the Homestake and
the Ozark, has again started the work
of opening up one of the richest mines
in the district. The work of Install
ing a set of rolls, a crusher and about
twelve hand jigs will start at once
and be put into operation as soon as
possible and the work of opening up
the ground will proceed while the
building a large mill will follow, it
is expected to have the ground thor
oughly opened up by the time the mill
is built so that it can run continuous
from the start.
The Homestake Mine one-half mile
southwest of HockerviUe made a turn
in this week the first since over a year
ago when low ore prices and a strong
water proposition forced them to shut
down. The work now being done is
with hand jigs at the field shaft while
the mill is being put Into shape to re
sume operations in the near future.
The water has also disappeared and
no water trouble is expected,
Thomas Jefferson said: "I have
often thought thut If heaven had given
me a choice of my position and calling.
It should have been a rich spot of
earth, well watered, and near a good
market Xo occupation Is so delight
ful to me as the culture of the earth."
It took 123.000,645 slaves, working
14 hours a day for three centuries to
complete the pyramids of Egypt end
the mummies exported from them
have not brought, all told, $1,000,000.
New York Sun.
Must Have Olive Oil.
Although olive oil as a food and me
dicinal oil can be replaced very largely
by other vegetable oils, there are one
or two technical uses, wool-eplnnlng,
for Instance, for which no entirely sat
isfactory substitute has yet been
Potlatch Is a corruption of an In
dian word common among the Pacific
coast tribes, meaning a festival of
gifts. At a potshatl (potlatch) cele
bration the more personal property an
Indian gives awny, blankets, orna
ments, etc., the hlpher he stands In
the estimation of his neighbors, and
the more he expects to receive In re
turn at the next potlatch. The festi
val Is accompanied by music, dancing,
CAN YOUR OWN FRUIT
Jobbers Say Canned Fruit Will ,7
Much Higher This Wlntri 4
Wichita, July 22.-Th whole sout
west faces the almost certain prospect
of having to pay increased prices for
canned fruit and vegetables this sea
son, according to reports from whole
sale grocers and jobbers here.
Higher prices of labor, shortage tt
many commodities which are com
monly put on the retail market in cans
and an unusual export demand is
causing this increase, It is said.
On the other hand, the wholesale
produce men say fresh fruits and
vegetables are but little higher than
last year, that sugar shows' no ad
vance, and that It will pay the house
wife to can her own peaches, apples,
pears, blackberries, peas, beans and
The peanut nil, which Is ued as a
substitute for other nut oils. Is receiv
ing special attention from growers who
find this the most profitable feature of
the Industry. Alxiut 40,000.000 bush
els a year are used In the production
of peanut oil. a bushel weighing SO
pounds, usually yielding about a;
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Our Country's Birth. . .
Our country's independence da'
from July 4, 1778, because the Cn
States then declared Its Independent,
and from that duy on has maintained
It. Great Britain acknowledged the.
Independence of the United States by
a preliminary treaty of peace dated
November 80, 1782, and by the final
or definite treaty dated September 8, .
1783. This treaty was ratified by the
continental congress January. 14, 1784,
8eemed In Distress.
One Suturday morning Kermlt's
mother was baking pies. She asked
Kermlt to go open the oven door and
see If the pies were getting too brown. -As
It happened, the oven was quite hot
and the Juice was bubbling out of the
top of the pies while the crust was
heaving up and down. Kermlt opened
the oven door and said : "No, they're '
not too -brown, but they're breathln
She was slowly recovering from a
long Illness, but still too weak for the
trip downtown to a hairdresser for the
much-needed shampoo. At last a maid
was found wbq would come to the
house. During the doing process she .
tpade the startling discovery of the
first gray hairs. The convalescent's
.grief was so Intense that the mnld.
striving to comfort, said : "Law'
what If you had to wear one o
transmissions on your beadi" "
, Cure for Rheumatism.' -
, A certain variety of seaweed, known ' .
In Ireland as "tope," has been recom- -mended
by a famous physician
cure for rheumatism and throat affec-. ;
tlons if eaten hot, whilst In some parts
of England and Wales a variety of
seaweed, known as "lover," has been ;
In demand for years os a vegetable.
Served with roast meats It Is sald'to
be extremely palatable.
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