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FISH WOULDN'T BE FOOLED*
Denizens of the Deep Simply Refused
to Be Decoyed Into Any Net
Made of Cotton.
Even a fish knows that when an ont*
sider tries to monkey with American
business he makes trouble.
It was decided at Washington by
the powers that you should be coaxed
Into a raging fish hunger. Pieces In
the papers were written to make your
mouth water for fish ; posters showing
beautifully colored fish, lying in beds
of parsley, and cool, fresh vegetables
were stuck up In your town railroad
station and post office. By all the ex
pert calculations of the propagandists
you were scon shrieking for fish; you
were turned Into a man who would
perish If he couldn't have his fish
"Righto!" they said. "Cotton isn't
as strong as linen, but we'll make our
nets of cotton, with larger threads.
We've got folks hungry for fis!; and
now we must get the fish."
So down into the clear waters of the
Great Lakes and into the cold depths
of the sea on the Pacific coast where
the salmon disport went the cotton
nets in piace of the linen nets that
have been used through the centuries
by all fishermen.
It was a secret In war time, as I
have said, but I can tell It now :
The fish struck. It was a linen net
or nothing with them. Linen meshes
are almost invisible to a fish in wa
ter, perhaps entirely so, Judging by the
number of fish caught In them every
year. But cotton meshes
"Why a cotton net looks like a
white rall fence to a fish," said an ex
pert In Herbert Hoover's office in
Washington. "He turns around and
goes right away frovi lt."-Exchange.
BOLSHEVIK COURSE OF STUDY
Interesting to Speculate as to Just
What Would Be Appropriate Uni
versity Curriculum. .
The former Danish minister to Pe
trograd is authority for the statement
that the bolsheviki have established
a special revolutionary school at Mos
cow under the direction of Professor
Radek, the revolutionary leader,
where agitators from all parts of the
world are receiving Instruction and
fitting themselves for missionary
It would be Interesting to receive a
prospectus of Dr. Radek's university
and an outline of Its course of study.
Presumably little attention will be
paid to bomb-throwing, the handling
of explosives, and the like, these being
purely elementary branches.- One
would look rather for special em
phasis to be laid upon the Theory
and Art of Bolshevlzlng and Ap
proved Methods of Dealing With the
Bourgeoisie and securing their pos
s?dions without using physical force.
Advanced students might take up the
problems, how to collect taxes with
out takirg money away from any
body and the counter-revolution and
how to ounter lt
To Make Statue? of Silver. '
Charles E. Swett has discovered a
preparation of silver which may be
made In a plastic form like wax or
clay, and also thinned down to the con
sistency of paint, according to the Lit
tle Journal, Cambridge, Mass. Copper,
copper alloys and bronzes may be
worked in the same manner. B^' sim
ple technology the preparation may be
reduced to the pure metal without any
change In Its form or shape.
A sculptor may work lt in the round
or in the relief, just as he does his
usual materials, or in dilution It may
be applied to a metallic surface with
a brush. It greatly simplifies the prob
lem of artistic work of a high order,
although, of course, It ls more expen
sive than stamped ware. Medallions
and figures may thus be presented in
the original without the need of cast
ing, and such articles as silver sets
may be made of which every member
is original and unique. It provides a
new medium for artists. The inven
tion has been patented.
"Mr. Dubwaite Is the kind Of a man
who dislikes to do odd jobs about the
house," remarked Mrs. Dubwaite.
"I'll tell you how you can cure him
of that," said Mrs. Gripping.
"Buy one of those combination tools
at a hardware store. You know what
I mean-one that has half a dozen
different contrivances concealed in a
handle. Leave it lying around the
house. I don't believe there's a man
living who can resist the temptation to
experiment with a thing like that"
Where He ls.
"" "I wonder what has become of^he
old-fashioned fellow who tried to lay
something away for a rainy day?"
quoth the musing mortal.
"Well, I'll tell you, stranger," re
sponded the man with the lurid nose
as he turned away, shuddering at the
mere thought of July 1. "Most of him
Is now trying his durndest to lay away
something for the dry one."-Indi
Sold Sir Walter Scott's Table.
An ancient Sheraton table on which
Slr Walter Scott wrote his novels at
39 Castle street, Edinburgh, was sold
at London recently at auction. With
it went Sir Walter's chair, his ink
stand, a penstnnd and a portfolio, the
lot bringing $1,300. Among other
things which once belonged to the fa
mous L??velist was a pair of worsted
slippers, which so attracted one buyer
that he paid 10 guineas for <hern.
By MILDRED WHITE.
(Copyright. 1919, by Western Newspaper Uni
Mignon sat perched like a lil
brown bird, upon the tall show ca
in *he queer old shop. It was fr
here only that she could catch
glimpse through a small high wind
of ihe teeming street outside. For i
queer shop was in a basement of
old stone city building, and throi
Its humble doors came often th?
known to fame.
Old Monsieur Martinet, who li
crossed the seas and settled there
m:iny years ago, had gained a uniq
reputation, as a costumer in his o'
small way. Monsieur would attend
but one customer at a time, as 1
wo iderfully correct costumes were
of his own making. Actors came ht
io*" particular work, and now, moti
picture actors and actresses as we
and little Mignon, monsieur's 01
daughter, possessed a certain skill
mending and transforming, for n<
roles, garments which her father h
Mignon's life as a child was hapj
Her energetic French mother hi
bustled about the shop then-a
made pretty playthings for Mign
from bits of leftover satins. Wh
the young mother was gone forev<
the' father had been most kind, ai
Mignon in her effort to comfort ai
help him had almost been hap;
again. Then-the stepmother can
lt was difficult to believe In the ste
mother; to realize that another woi
an boldly Siled her own raothei
place. And like an olden tale th
Mignon had read, the stepmother hi
daughters of he own and broug
them with her to ..ie home rooms ju
behind the shop, which Mignon
mother had made so pleasant. At
jas time went on, It was the daughter
Lucy and Lucille, who enjoyed tl
privilege of music lessons, poundii
out their scales upon her mother
dearly bought piano.
Lucy and Lucille also wore preti
frocks and went to high school fi
away on the street cars.
Monsieur was Irritable now, too, a
most it seemed that he had forgotte
his French daughter in his t?rele;
assistant The stepmother formed
L habit of making fun of Mignon's dar
face-perhaps Its piquant resemblant
to the pictured face which monsiei
insisted upon keeping in thu parlo
may have aroused some jealous d'
men. But Mignon could not kno1
that. She could only regret, wistfull:
her own plainness.
There were those who, coming Int
the shop, thought the shy. dark-eye
girl appealingly attractive. Men c
the stage who would go away saying
"Tf we could but have the face o
Martinet's silent daughter to portra
sueh or such a part-"
But Mignon, high on her windon
seat, bent over her fairy stitches am
wordered-wondered-if lt was al
ways to be so-the music and laugh
ter of young people in the evening be
hind the store, and she-workini
weary-eyed at accounts which neve
would come straight. And one evt
Dine when they had all cone merril;
together to the theater, Monsieur Mar
tinet, one of the party, little Mignoi
struggling to finish sewing a long
long seam, fell asleep and dreamed i
It was she, herself, a wonderfully
transformed Mignon, who stood ant
bowed from fhe stage which her peo
pie were watching. And all abou
eager faces were upraised, and friend
ly hands applauded. Mignon saw her
self with flashing eyes and loosener
hair going through each role; now
she was the little "Lady Babbie," anr
now-she. was driving home in hei
own closed car, to a beautiful place
where books and flowers and all the
1 f?i;:gs which she so loved pervaded
Lucy and Lucille came to her there,
and strangely respectful was their at
titude. The stepmother, too, laughed,
but not so harshly, and exclaimed :
"Who would have thought it of the
brofrn wren !"
Then, all in a pleasurable excite
mr>i.t. Mignon laughed herself, and the
musical sound awakened her to con
"Well." said a mah who stood lean
ing over the counter, "I thought you
never would wake up. I've come for
And Mignon who had known the
friendly actor for some time, although
her shyness had not allowed her to
speak much to him, under some influ
ence born of her dream, came near
and told him all about lt. Even, she
loosened her hair like Lady Babble
of the play, and laughed at him
through Its veil to show exactly how
lt should be done.
"By George!" cried the movie Idol,
his voice sounding pleased as one who
ha?? come upon a surprising discovery.
"I'll teach you," he added enthusias
tic? Hy, "I will make you. I'm com
ing in to see your father tomorrow."
And he did.
That was the wonderful part of It
all, more wonderful than the dream
which came true. Foi' little Mignon
found not only her triumph, but the
lover who was later to be her hus
band, and the home which was her
And when you sr><* her now ga::ing
wistfully across the picture screen,
! remember that it was not her tri
umph, but ninny patient' hour:? spent
in tl.? light of tho tiny shop window,
which gave to her eyes their appeal
CARRIED THEORIES INTO WAR
Famous French Commander Made
Good Use of Strategic Maneuvers
He Had Taught
Like President Wilson, General Foch
was a college professor before the
war, according to Howard Wheeler,
who tells us In Everybody's that "Foch
taught military strategy, to be sure,
but he was a teacher, a theorist; and
when he became a commander in
actual war he did not drop his the
ories. He practiced them. Many of
the leaders under him had been his
students. He called upon them to do
In the field in the face of a savage,
clever enemy, what he had asked them
to recite in the academy. One of his
staff, Colonel Requin, told laughingly
one day how some of these other* gen
erals, practical men, were shocked at
orders he took to them from Foch.
" Tt was a common experience of
mine,' he said, 'to take an order to a
division commander in' the very crisis
of a fight, directing him to perform at
once a well-studied, typical maneuver.
The troubled, busy general would take
the order, read and reread the clean,
careful writing, and then turn to rae
and exchtira : "Impossible ! Why, that
would be hard enough to do In maneu
vers, but in battle- Here? Now?
My God, It is impossible !" '
The general, of course, would per
form the movement, academically, un
der fire. "And," said Colonel Requin,
"when he tried it, It worked out. And
It was those things that won the bat
tle that won the war."
ALL HUNGRY FOR CHOCOLATE
War Children of France Actually Had
Never Tasted That Delight
Children born In France since the
beginning of the war have just made
a glorious discovery. They have
tasted chocolate. In a congested
quarter of Paris, writes an Associated
Press correspondent, a line stretching
for more than 100 yards waited a
chance to enter a grocery store. Four
policemen were keeping order among
the crowd and women were actually
struggling for a place In the line.
"What are they fighting for?" a po
liceman was asked.
"The store is selling a quarter of a
pound of chocolate to each one," re
sponded the officer. "That Is the rea
son you see so many women bear
ing their thlldren in arms; they are
allowed half a pound then."
The correspondent asked one of the
women who had with her a fine child
and was stubbornly holding her place
on the slippery, slushy sidewalk,
whether she thought it was worth
while to risk pneumonia in order to
get half a pound of chocolate.
"You see," she replied, "this baby
has never yet tasted chocolate,"
For weeks she had been ailing. At
last the poor husband willing to as
sume the expense rather than suffer
the suspense summoned the eminent
The doctor viewed her tongue with
alarm. He slandered the action of her
pulse. He asked all the questions In
the catechism of medical lore.
"Sir," said the eminent plllist, "your
wife needs a change."' The poor man
bowed his head In his hands and al
lowed two large tear drops to race to
the tip of his nose rand dive off.
"What sort of a change, doctor?"
"Her poor nerves have finally given
way under the strain of listening to
the same old talking machine records.
Buy her some new ones and we'll soon
have her on her feet." The man
Then the great doctor left the un
happy home, hurried to a telephone
and calling up the phonograph place,
told them to l?e on the look out for a
smallish, brokish looking man with a
pale bald head who would be in in
about one hour and out about $15.
An Englishman returned from India
bringing a native boy with him as a
servant. The boy knew nothing about
Ice, and one winter morning he came
running to his master with a large
piece from a bucket in the yard.
"Look, master." he said, "what a
large piece of glass I have found."
His employer said It loked very wet
and jokingly told him to put it on the
back of the stove to dry. He did so,
and presently came running back with
the partly melted ice In his hand.
"Master, It's the queerest glass I ever
saw. The more I dry It the wetter It
Heating Rivets Electrically.
With the employment of women In
many forms of work heretofore con
sidered too heavy for them, it has been
necessary to modify the equipment and
form of work in numerous instances.
Such a case Is the heating of rivets by
electricity in charge of .women. In
stead of portable, sooty forges oper
ated by turning a heavy crank, there
has been introduced an electrically
heated forge which is clean, simple tn
operate, and readily portable. It will
heat a standard rivet in 30 seconds.
British Crops Were Large.
A preliminary statement giving the
estimated total products and yield per
acre of the potato and root crops in
England and Wales this year has Just
been issued by the board ol' agricul
ture. This shows that the yield of po
tatoes this, year, 6.6 tons per acre, Is
equal to that of Inst year, and onr~
third of a ton above the average. The
total production amounts to 4% million
tons, by far the largest ever raised.
You have doubtless noticed
the growing preponderance of
United States Tires.
Every one is asking for tires
of known value and proved
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STEWART & KERNAGHAN, Local Dealers
Now is the time to discard the heavy, wornout
winter shoes and buy a stylish pair of Oxfords. *
We have a large stock to select from in
Crosset and Selz-Schwab Oxfords
Big line of Straw Hats, warm-weather Underwear
COME IN TO SEE US .
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My Stallion and Jacks will make the
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so much trading among mare owners I
have decided to reduce fee to ten dol
lars-strictly cash at time of service.
Not responsible for accidents. Return
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Clark's Hill, S. C.
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