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?COCKY CHARLIE PIGEON.
"You nil cnll nie 'Cooky Charlie' Pi
geon and that ls a good name," said
Cocky Charlie Pigeon. "Pm certainly
cocky and conceited. I like to strut
about and stick out my chest, like my
foreign relative, Mr. Pouter Pigeon."
"What does foreign mean?" asked
one of the pigeons nearby.
"When I speak of my foreign rela
tive I mean that be does not belong to
this part of the world. He comos from
the other aide of tho ocean. He ls
brought over to be shown off In ?OOH
and In bird stores and sometimes peo
ple have pouter pigeons as pets. I
admire him for being conceited.
"You are plain, are you?" chuckled
.one of the little pigeons.
"Not plain In looks. I have mnny
colors tn my feathers, grays and blues
and other colors. But I om plain In
that 1 am not a show-off pigeon.
"I show off of my own accord, but
others do not show me off. They don't
admire me like that.
"But no matter. I cnn admire my
self. And Pm always sure of myself,
"whereas If I had to walt for other peo
ple and creatures to admire me I
might miss a great deal of admiration.
"I might he standing about waiting
for a lot of admiration and every ono
might be late, or else not feel like
"Wherens I would always feel like
"That ls, If I needed admiration 1
would sny to myself, 'Cocky, admire
"And then I would answer myself,
'Cocky, by all means, I will do that.'
I would always he so nice and handy
for admiring myself. A fine Idea, a
"I bad a very pleasant chat ' with
some visitor pigeons tn thc street to
"When wagons came along we flew
out of the way, but very few wagons
came along so we had lots of time
"We talked on the sociability and nt>
tract 1 veness of pigeons. It was a most
enjoyable talk. And we all agreed
with one another. That made lt very
pleasant, too. Very pleasant, Indeed.
"No one even thought of disagreeing
with nny one else. Not an argument*
did we have, only very Interesting con
"Of course, I am a good talker and
I'm a good sort of creature, but all
the time I really must admit that I
am not fancy, you know."
The other pigeons didn't think there
was much sense to what Cocky was
saying, but as they all liked to strut j
about a blt too, they didn't ask any!
questions. They liked to be a blt con*
cotted, too. i
"We're a sociable lot," said Cocky
diarite Pigeon. "We always bulla
. our nests near each other. We move
in great numbera. Wo like crowds,
crowds of pigeons! We like each
He ruffled his feathers and cocked
Ms head on one side and said,
"Because I Uko myself I like other
pigeons, too. I think pigeons are fine,
/ id why? Because I am one. If I
didn't think pigeons were line I would
have been a horse or a dog or a pig."
?"Could you have been a horse or a
?dog or a pig?" asked Mrs. Cocky.
"Maybe I couldn't hove been," Cocky
answered, "but that doesn't matter.
The thing that matters ls that I
wouldn't hnve been ono If I could 1mve
been one-or I wouldn't have been all
three If I could have been all three.
"And think how much we have to be
conceited about. We stay about where
there are people. That's a treat for
"Of course," said Mrs. Cocky, "lt
depends on the woy people look at lt."
"If they look at lt any differently
from thc way I do, they're very fool
ish," Cocky answered proudly. "Ah,
it Is good to have conceit. But we are
not cross, even though we ore con
And all the pigeons cooed, "We think
we're fine, and thero are lots of us
to think sol"
lea Cream In Bricks.
Bobby was eagerly expecting his
birthday and the day before tho big
occasion he overheard his mother tell
ing his sister to "<?et the icc cream in
bricks." An hour or so later he was
discovered beside a wagon load of
building bricks, smacking his lips.
"Whst are yon looking for?" he was
asked, and he answered, "For the Ice
cream that mamma says comos ia
?JAMBS CARDINAIi GIDDONS DEAD
Was Born in Baltimore in 1684, Hav
ing Attained 87th Year.
Baltimore, March 24-Jiaraes Car
dinal Gibbons, archbishop of Balti-.
more and primate of the American
Catholic church, died at the arch
episcopul residence here to-day after
a prolonged illness, which mainly af
fected his heart. He was in his 87th
year. The end came peacefully at
Cardinal Gibbons, who had been
showing pronounced signs of im
provement in health ever since his
return home, about January 1, last,
from Union Mills, Md., where he was
taken seriously 111 early In Decem
ber, suffered a relapse on Palm Sun
day, soon after roturning from an
automobile ride. The sudden change
of weather had a depressing effect
upon him. His fainting spells? re
turned, and when he was put to bed
lt was realiezd by those closest to
him that he probably never again
Cardinal Gibbons' physicians said
repeatedly In the earlier stages of
his Illness that he was sound, organ
ically, as could be expected In a per
son of his age, but that he suffered
from the effects of his ago and from
fatigue that resulted from tho prod
igal expenditure of his energies In
the performance of his duties as sen
ior prelate of the Catholic church In
Although not of robust build, tho
cardinal enjoyed remarkably good
health, and his close associates of
ten marveled at his capacity for
work," his tireless industry and re
cuperative powers. But about six
months ago a change began to be no
ticeable. Ho grew thinner, became
less active in his movements, and
other signs of a breaking up appear
ed. As a member of his household
expressed lt, "his eminence seemed
to grow old suddenly."
Nevertheless the cardinal continu
ed his dally routine, Interrupted only
by visits away from home to church
functions, the most notable of these
being the Pan-American mass at
Washington on Thanksgiving Day.
He was suffering from a cold, but
apparently felt no ill effect from the
trip, and a short time afterwards
went to Emmlttsburg, Md., to partic
ipate in a religious celebration,
where he again exhibited symptoms
of weakness. Then, in pursuance of
a plan for rost, the cardinal went to
the home of his life-long friends,
the Sbriver8, at Union Mills, where
he had spent many of his holidays,
particularly his birthdays. Instead
of staying there only a few days, as
he had originally Intended, it was
a full month before his medicnl ad
visors deemed lt prudent to permit
the Journey home. Twice during his
stay at Union Mills, he collapsed,
and so grave was tho crisis that the
last sacraments were administered
during the first spell.
The attacks of weakness which
brought realization to the cardinal's
household that he was dying began
with a cold. While preaching at
Havre De Grace on Sunday, Nov. 6,
after having confirmed IBO children,
he suddenly became faint, but was
able to continue his discourse in a
few minutes. These seizures became
more frequent as time went on, and
usually followed some over-exertion
in the line of his diocesan duties.
The cardinal's mental faculties
were in no wise Impaired by his
physical Infirmities. On the con
trary, his mind seemed to become
keener as his bo'dy grow weaker. He
realized that his end was approach
ing and prepared for lt fearlessly.
Beside the cardinal's bed stood
every member of his household,'and
when it was seen that the distin
guished prelate bad passed away the
priests fell to their knees and began
reciting the prayers for the dead.
Telegrams wore at once sent to
Pope Benedict at Rome, Monsignor
John Bonzano, apostolic dolegate at
Washington, and to overy prelate In
tho American Catholic helrarchy,
moro than a h.indrod In number, in
forming thom of the cardinal's
death, as it is expected that most of
tho church dignitaries In the United
States will attend, and lt Is probable
that the funeral will not take place
much inside of a week.
Skotcll Of Cardinal's hite.
Cardinal Gibbons was born In Bal
timore July 23, 1834. His parents,
Thomas and Mary Gibbons, had como
to America from Iroland in 1829.
They returned to their native land
when the future cardinal was two
Ho got his early education In Ire
land, and then, upon his father's
doath, returned with his mother to
Amorlca, making his home in New
Orleans, whero, whon 17, bo clerked
in a grocery storo.
He entered St. Charles College at
Hillcott City, Md., and graduated in
1857. He then entered St. Mary's
Seminary, Baltimore, and was or
dained a priest by Archbishop Pat
rick Kendrlok on June 6, 1861.
Rev. Gibbons then became asslst
?nt at St. Patrick's church, Balti
more, mid was shortly placed ,ln
charge of St. Bridget's church, in
Canton, a Baltimore suburb. \
Archbishop Spaulding then took
him to the cathedral as secrotary and
made him chancellor, On Aug. 16,
1868, Rev. Gibbons was consecrated
a bishop in Baltimore Cathedral, and
was assigned to North Carolina by
Pope Pius IX.
Cardinal Gibbons, as senior bishop
of the church, wielded a strong in
fluence outside as well as within the
United States. The confidant of three
popes, he made several Important
tours to Rome, the last in August,
1914, a few days after the opening
of Jtoe war, to elect a successor to
Plus X. He arrived too late, how
ever, to participate tn the ceremony
that elevated Benedict to the Ponti
Upon returning to the United
States he visited President Wilson,
informed the latter of affairs in Eu
I rope and discussed means to bring
nbout peace. Tho cardinal was very
strongly interested in the affairs of
tho church in Mexico during the
troublous times In that country, and
! declared that he feared fighting
] would never cease under the Car
ranza regime. It was largely as a
result of his efforts that the condi
tion of the clergy and nuns of Mex
ico wes ameliorated.
Cardinal Gibbons was active In his
work for the Allies in the war, and
in a letter written to Catholics of
I the archdiocese of New York in 1917
when the United States entered the
conflict, urged the fullest support of
the government. A few months pre
viously he sent $10,000 to the Ameri
can committee in London for the re
lief of the Belgians, one of the many
notable instances of his benevolence.
In a sermon at'Baltimore In 1918 he
praised a speech by Lloyd-George
and said Germany's war alms would
foil. About the same time he ex
plained Benedict's war policy, an ar
ticle which so pleased the pope that
he ordered It translated and pub
lished broadcast. In lt he asserted
sympathy with the Allied aim of win
ning the war "for permanent peace."
To achieve this rosule he also ex
pressed opposition to a cessation of
hostilities when Austria made fresh
j Celebrating his 50th anniversary
as Bishop of Baltimore, on Oct. 21,
fl918, an event attended by ecclesi
astics from all over the world, he re
ceived, among many other gifts, the
decoration of Grand Officer of the
Legion of Honor from France. Italy
also decorated him. A month later
he joined with former President
Roosevelt, both of whom had been
friends for years, In a message of
cheer to the stricken populace of
Belgium and assuring them of the
good will and assistance of the peo
ple of the United States. On June
30, 1919, he observed his 33d anni
versary as Cardinal Archbishop and
the 50th year of hiB priesthood. Car
dinal Mercier, the heroic primate of
Belgium, visited him on this occa
The cardinal's views on political,
economic and social questions were
frequetnly sought by newspapers. In
interviews he endorsed the plan for
tho establishment of the Jewish
Homeland in Palestine, he opposed
the government ownership of public
utilities, maintained thfjt prohibi
tion meant "the Invasion of the
home," condemned divorce, praised
the work of the Salvation Army in
France, favored American military
1 training, Importuned the clergy to
fight Bolshevism, demanded that the
Turk should be driven from Europe,
and appealed to the public to sup
port America's entrance into tho
League of Nations. At a convention
of the Irish Nationalists in Philadel
phia he expressed the hope that the
Paris Peace Conference would make
is possible to "free Ireland." He was
ono of the advocates of Neighbor
I Day, for stimulating fraternity and
j community spirit among Americans.
In a proclamation he designated the
12th of Juno for this observance.
"Pope's Dlapepsln" has provon it
self the surest relief for indigestion,
gases, flatulence, heartburn, Bour
nes, fermentation or stomach dis
tress caused by acidity. A few tab
lots give almost lmmodlato stomach
rellof and shortly the stomach ls cor
rected so you can oat favorite foods
without fear. Large case costs only
fow cents nt drug store. Millions
Tho Y. W. C. A.
Tho Y. W. C. A. dates from 1855,
when Miss Emma Roberts founded
the English Prayer Union, and Mrs.
Arthur Kinnaird opened tho General
Female Homo and Training Institu
tion at London. The World's Y. W.
C. A. was founded in 1894, and the
first World Conference was hold in
London in 1898.
BLEASE WITH REPUBLICANS?
Reports Circulating in Washington
to that Effect.
(Washington Correspondence of the
Raleigh News and Observer.) j
Repbulicantsm has drawn a choice'
morsel, according io reports which
havo recently come to Washington
from South Carolina. Those reports
are that Co'o L. Blease, one time
Governor of South Carolina, defeated
candidate'for tho United States Son
ate; and former hot-stuff, moteroic
hot-blast artist, had announced that
heroaftor he will bo found with the
Thore were reports that Mr. Blease I
was to he made District Attorney |
for tho Bast ern District of South
Carolina, but it. is understood that
he denies this. But that there is pie |
of the prospective kind which is tho
teaser that is carrying the forinor
vociferating Democratic Governor
across the linc into the Republican
camp Is hardly to be doubtod. De
nied further advancement by tho
Democracy of South Carolina, ho
sees that as the only hope for him
and political connection with a pay
roll ls a turn-over to the Republican
party, so over he goes, is tho general
And there are Democrats in and
out of South Carolina who speod
Mr. Blease on his way, and are glad
to turn him over to the Republicans,
for he has proven a liability and not
an asset' to the Democracy.
GIRLS! HAVE THIIOK,
SOFT, HEAVY HAIR!
A 35-cent bottle' of ' "Danderine"
will not only rid your scalp of de
structive dandruff and stop falling
hair, but immediately your hair
seems twico as abundant, and so
wondrous glossy. Lot "Danderine"
save your hair. Have lots of long,
heavy hair, radiant with lifo and
Auto Thief Has Had Day of Grace.
Judge Prince, in Greenville Mon
day, sentenced three men convicted
of stealing an automobile to Ave
years each. One day last week Judge
Finley, holding court in Guilford
county, North Carolina., In a simi
lar case, gave the leader of a gang
of^ automobile thieves 17 years, and
his pal 10 years.
While it ls not to be argued that
severe penalties will stop crime of
any Hindi the courts by dealing vig
orously with the gentry given to Joy
riding in the cars of other people,
will make the traffic less inviting.
The automobile thief has hud his
day of grace, and from now on there
is apt to be a reversal of form by the
courts of the country.
Writ*? kttaWwUt-L r??-rt-ia
Ha r?,r **J
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fer e?kkM ?MM *c ?ora ?rib: I^W fer
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Barton's Drug Store,
Whitinire-Marett. Hardware Co.
Employees and Packers Compromise
Washington, March 24.-Pros
pects of an Immediate strike in the
packing Industry wore averted to
night through tho mediation of Sec
rotary of Laboi' Davis.
Compromises on the part of the
employ?es In accepting the recently
announced wage reduction and on
the part of the five big packers in
consenting to a six-months* extension
of tho Alschuler arbitration arrange*
mont mnde posslblo tho set t lemont
niter three days of conferences, fn
which representatives of tho pack
ers and employees and Secretaries
Davis. Roarer and Wallace partici
Many Are Killed by Bomb?.
London, March 23.-A bomb ex
plosion took pince In tho Diana The
atre at Milan, Italy, to-night, twenty
persons being killed, according to a
dispatch to tho London Times from
that city. Many were Injured, and at
least 20 of the Injured aro not ex
pected to survive.
Police believo that the outrage
was tho work of anarchists as a pro
test against Malattestas' imprison
Macaws aro the largest of the par
Habitual Constipation Cured
In 14 to 21 Days
.LAX-FOS WITH PEPSIN" is a speclally
, prepared SyrupTonic-Laxatlve for Habitual
. Constipation. . It relieves promptly but
' should be taken regularly for 14 to 21 days
to induce regular action. It Stimulates and
I Regulates. Very Pleasant to Take. 60c
The Dnibutsu of Kamakura, a col
ossal bronze figure, cast in 1252 A.
D., ls situated near Yokohama, in
side the grounds of a monastery. The
figure was cast In twelve pieces,
which were joined together so clev
erly by the Japanese that scarcely a
mark is visible.
Originally the statue, which is the
Japanese Buddha, or Amida, as it is
called in Japan, was housed In a
wooden building fifty yards square.
On three separate occasions tho town
of Kamakura was destroyed by tidal
waves, and on two of these the house
was ' washed away, but at no time
was the figure harmed.
Daibutsu, sitting in repose on a
lotus loaf, ls almost 100 foot high,
abd weighs 450 tons. The statue is
hollow, there being a small temple
Inside. His eyes ot gold are opened
slightly. Tho silver bead on bis fore
head, according, to. legend, denotes
an all-seeing power and light. The
story of Buddha tolls of his sitting
In the forest, and, while meditating
thoroj of how snails crawled up to
hts bald head and made a cap on it.
to keep off tile' rays of. tho sun.
He is apparently meditating about
the- two blue-Jackets; standing on the
steps before him.. Do you suppose he
begrudges them the opportunity to
travel from port to> port, viewing the
many strange, sights, while he must
sit forever in lils, garden to be wor
shipped by- his^ disciples-.?
LEGION: EXPELLED A MEMBER.
Former Lieutenant-Colonel 150th Dir
fan( i y GLVen Grand Bounce.
New York, March 24.-Alexander
E. Anderson, former lieutenant-col
onel of the 156th Infantry, was noti
fied yesterday by tho New York coun
ty executive committee of the Araer
can Legion that he had been ex
pelled from the veterans' organisa
tion because of his utterances ab the
recent "horror of the Rhine" meet
ing here.. This meeting waa o?lled
as a protest against the alleged' use
by the French of negro troops, in the
occupied zone ot Germany, and' later
was condemned by legionaires as
propaganda to destroy the cordial
relations existing between the Uni
ted States and her war allies;.
Tho committee voted unanimously
for the expulsion of the former offi
cer last night after a trial that had
lasted1 more than six hours; His par
ticipation in the meeting- was de
clared to be prejudicial ta the best
Interests of the Legion.
Anderson did not attend the trial,
but had sent a letter claiming the
commftteo lacked Jurisdiction in that
the 69th regiment post, of which he
was- the former commander, ceased
to exist last December.
Anderson's case is said to be the
first instance in which a member of
tho American Legion has been tried
Name "Bayer" on Genuine
Beware! Unless you seo the name
"Bayer" on package or on tablots you
aro n?t getting genuino Aspirin, pre
scribed by physicians for twenty-one
years and proved safo by millions.
Take Aspirin only as told in tho
Bayor package for colds, headache,
neuralgia, rheumatism, earache,
toothache, lumbago and for pain.
Handy tin boxea of twelve Bayor Tab
lots of Aspirin cost few cents. Drug
gists also sell larger packages. Aspi
rin is the trade mark of Bayer Manu
facturo of Monoaceticacldoster of
There aro 200 branches of the
weather bureau in the United States,
with 4,500 co-operative stations.
KKDIGITATJ. PUOHUMTION AGENTS
KIlltmL While Advancing Upon House
on Bunch- in Texas.
El Paso, Texas, March 23.-S. E.
Beckett and. Arch. Woods, Federal
prohibition agents, were shot to
death, early yestnrdSay while search
ing for liquor on. a ranch owned by
Neil T.. Spearman,, near this city.
Federal officers; wore Informed pf
a load! of 32: anees: of liquor that was
to ho sent across the border, accord
ing to menvoens. ot the raiding party.
Tile- prohibition agents were ap
proaching- a house- on the ranch when
commanded', ta- frail.. Continuing to
advance, the- agents were greeted by
a volley of shots' from the house, and
Beckett and Woods both fell mor
tally wounded. Other members of
tho raiding party returned the Are
from, woodshed? and barns. When
the firing ceased, officers entered, but
found no one there.
**D* Kata Talk to Eaoh O thor?'*
Asks Mr. M. Batty, R. I.
"I arA tv? cate* of Rat-Sn?p and threw pieces
around feed rte?. Got about hali a doten dead rats
ada?fort*oaofidwceks. Suddenly; they ?ot fewer.
Mew w* fc*vcn*i any. Who t cl J them abontRat.
SB**,** Rata dry up and leave no uaeu, Two?
atea: Mc ?Sc, U.25.
Sold aad guaranteed bf
Barton's Drug Store,
Whitmire-Marett Hardware Co.
Sovloi- to Be Instruction School.
Greenville, March 23.-Special in
struction in the treatment of tuber
culosis ls to be given physicians of
the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee
and Florida at the United States
Public Service Hospital at Camp
Sovier, lt has been announced. _Tho
physicians, who will be brought here
for classes of fifteen days' Instruc
tion, embrace thoso employed .In va
rious localittos by tho government
for examination and treatment of
former service mon. A class of 15
is now at tho hospital, and another
will ' ?dve April 1.
.. "2 to Squarb Milo in S. C.
Washington, March 24.-The av
orage donslty of population through
out tho United States, exclusive of
outlying possessions, was ur?.5 per
sons per square mlle of land area in
1920, as against 30.9 in 1010, the
census bureau has announced.
The density figures for Southern
States were: Alabama 45.8, Florida
17.7, Georgia 49.3, Louisiana 39.6,
Mississippi 36.8, North Carolina
5.2.5, South Carolina 55.2, Tennes
see 56.1, Virginia 57.4.
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