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BRILLIANT, DONT YOU KNOW)
English Schoolboy's Humor Not Ex.
actly Original, But Many Think
Ho I* Right
The temper of the teacher who was
presiding over the drowsy class was
Aid of Its tether.*
were so exasper-
atlngly saucy that
The lesson was
about the history
of machines. They
had touched upon Edison and ills
volce-repnwiacpr. The boys, however,
despite the lesson's Interesting theme,
were lethargic and Ja/y.
"Now, then," the teacher asked, ini
pajieqtly, "from what was the first
talking toaelilne made?"
The class pricked up its ears. Here
was a chance to shine. For two
seconds forty minds sought for some
thing brainy. Then a shuffling of feet
at the back, and a voice: "Please,
rajas, a rib'"London Tit-Bits.
Kind of Dog Worth Owning.
A Jijicbigon reader writes the Mon
treal Family Herald: "Some years
ngo I started to raise chickens in an
incubator. I had a little fox-terrier
at the time and she evinced the
greatest interest all through the three
weeks of incubation. One night I
awoke wltli Topsy's cold nose on my
cheek and on getting up I found the
chicka had commenced to hatch. I
had quite a tlmp to keep Topsy from
tearing the Incubator off the bench,
where it sat Next day I took chick
and shaking my finger at the dog, who
was jumping up to get it, I scolded
her and then put the bird on the
floor beside her. After a while she
took the chick and carried it to her
bed and lay down., "sttb, the chick
snuggled to her thront. She often
toot sick chick to her bed. This
dog gave warning of fire on three dif
ferent occasions The Jast time .$30,000
worth of timber, ready to haul, and
a set of camps that cost $1,200 would
have been destrojed if I had been ten
Winutes later getting there. Good little
Topsy." He says the dog was his
constant companion for ten years.
Height of Generosity.
WhenHiP- church in Newton, Mass,
attended by Darius Cobb, the well
known painter, was trying to raise
money to lift the mortgage, a mass
meeting w^s held to solicit contribu
tions. It fame Mr. Cobb's turn to tell
wlgt he would give for the cause.
f"I haven't any money, but I'll give
a $300 picture," he sold.
When all the contributions were In
it was found there was still deficit,
and the members of the congregation
were naked to Increase their donations.
"'All right," said Cobb. "I'll do my
har* I'll raise the price of my pic
ture'to $300"Legion Weekly.
A HORRIBLE DREAM
He Haven't I seen your face
6he: I don't know. I'm sure I
never sraw yours, only after eating
a welsh rarebit at night.
A case remarkable for its coinci
dences has been disclosed at tlio !Ny-
acb, N. Y, tiospltal, where Mrs. John
Bates and Mrs. George Gates are pa
tients. They are lifelong friends, were
born on the same day, stricken at the
same tiivw, operated upon the same
day for the same aliment and are both
improving. Before their marriage Mrs
Bates was a Miss Emma Van Pelt nud
Mrs. GntPb was a Miss Emma Van
Hard to (Kill This Snake.
An Australian reader says that this
summer when uavellng in a flve
jiassenger Buick, fully londed, aud
with brakes partially applied, he went
right over an old-man-tlger snake. The
squeeze didn't even stop him. The
total weight of the load, exclusive of
the car, was SOO pounds.
Cow Well Supplied With Lege.
t4 farmer of Fairfield, la., has a cow
that has five legs. The fifth leg grows
ottVof the upper left shoulder, and Is
fairly well developed, but of course
swings useless by her side. Aside from
hnvfng this extra leg the animal is
normal in nil respects and Is a good
A boy iu St. Johnsbury, Vt, has a
cat that Is only a year and a half old
and has had four litters of kittens.
Boys Bom Without Ears.
Twin boys- were born without any
eaVs at Grand Manan, N. B. They
lived only two days.
Butttcrit* for TUB IMUly Vloneer.
[of Hungary, of the same crown fam
ily, is worth about one-tenth of a
leent, and the lei of Rumania, for
merly 19.3 cents, is worth 76 of a
went. These currencies are very near
ENGLISH DOCTOR TOASTS
THE RED-HAIRED WOMEN
London, Dc. 16pi-"The led-haired
woman gets then*, -^whfle the others
anifF or go after the henna," Dr. Jo
siah Oldfield told the Society of Phil
Currency Inflation in Europe
By GEORGE E ROBERTS
(From the Monthly Letter Issued by The National City Bank of Mew York for December)
v-ttTROPEAN currencies iare near- predatioa of the mark Is soon re- effect by bank loans was depredating
fcg *age wbi* It will be fleeted In the cost of living. %^'&*%&,%&
impossible to use them as media The Collapse of Paper Currencies tiona, with the rest of the world on
tit exchange. There it no well* Included in the above-named the gold basis, as before die war,
defined line at the crossing of which countries is much the greater part of such an increase of tank loans in the
currency becomes worthless, but Europe, and it is important to know United States, accompanied by ruing
idenjyft cannot continue to de- what effect further changesin their prices, would have turned the trade
awecSte without reaching in time the currencies will have upon their for- balance agamst this country, caused
Somt where the public wfll refuse to eign trade and internal life. They exports of gold, and by the loss of
eaveamrthing ior it. apparently have not the resources bank reserves compelled a reslric-
Russia, the old unit, the rouble, withm themselves to enable them to tion of lending, but with the trade
ibrmerly worth about 51 cents, now get out of the fatal cycle of currency balance heavily in our favor this
Suarvalue so small that the old de- inflation and currency .depreciition. steadying influence was not effect,
ominations have long since passed A government must continue to fane- It has been charged that the *ed-
ESS5rrt of use. Even a thou- tion and must pay its way with some- era! Reserve authorities and odier
Endrouble note of the new issues thing. These governments do not bankers set out dehbemdy to deflate
iriM not buy anything. As the de- seem to be able to increase revenues prices, but this is not the,case. They
Nation has progressed the denom- fast enough to catch up with the de- set outtocheck the alarming increase
CSna havVnswT 10,000, 50,000 and preciation of their currencies and give of bank loans and to bold the volume
SStOT roubfenotes becoming the them a chance to stop the printing of reserve bank liabilities withm the
Mammon change in use. presses. It must be recognized also limit fixed by the law.
T^PofehWc nominally worth that there is a tendency for revenues In the fall of 1919 thecountry was at
iW* cents in money of the United to fall off in all countries, owing.to the parting of the ways, lhe reserves
States, is quoted at of a cent the business depression. It is a question of the Federal Reserve banks were
'Austrian crown, formerly 20 cents, is whether any government in Europe down practically to the limit set by
SuV slightly higher the crown of will-pay its way out of revenues this the Federal Reserve Act-a limit
K-SkwiaT winch corresponds to year, and not altogether certain that fixed with careful and unbiased Judg-
ite Austrian unit, is worth a little the government of the United States ment when the act was passed before
!r! S3Af -nt: the crown will do it. The war raised the costs the war. The Federal Reserve Act
provides that tha reserve require of government as well as all indus
trial costs, and disorganized the en
tire social and industrial system.
be carried on with them, and par- isting in a large part oi jcurope, www uy *~T*
food. Germttiy is obliged to import sponded. It soon developed,1
ticuku-ly how any agreements for where inflation has continued until below the regular limit and also (hat
Sure iperformance can be entered the money is practically worthless, the rate of t&e tax shall be added to
So^ termsTf them Inflation is practically the same in the regular discount rates whde the
tnto in terms oi mem. tssence
Currency Situation in Germany through paper currency or credit that visions clearly show the purpose and
Consider, for example, the situ*, passes by means of bank checks. In spirit of the law.
twain Germany, where six months either case the mischief is done by The banking situation at the close
ago the mark was worth 1J* cents, the increase of circulating .credit of 1919 had poetically reachedI the
aid wen three months ago wal without relation to the production of position where the law required these
'worth more than a cent, agamrt a commodities entering into trade. provisions to te
pSsent^alue of about 35 hundredths Inflation had its start in the United the steps gradually taken, by the Ted-
oTaantT States during the war, when great eral Reserve banks to mcreasedis
It is true that the mark has not de- amounts of bank credit were brought count rates were for *at purpose,
cllled as rapidly in purchasing power into use tor the flotation of govern- There was no sudden stop in the m*
within Germany as in the foreign ex- ment loans and in response to the de- crease of loans in fact the aggregat*
changes. The relationship between mands of business, which was over- continued to grow unffl the faMof
internal prices an* foreign exchange stimulated. After the War, following 20. ^"2*^^
lis indirect, but it is close enough to five months of slackening demands, that the prevailing impression
cause a steady oVflflme in the value of business was again ovar-stimulated* the reserve banks have discnmimtej
the currency for internal use, result- The demand for commodities ap- against the agricultural section*
ing in strike? and wage-advances pearedtoexceed the supply, prices not borne out by the record. AW
eonttaatly. Toe most effective in- rose, more credit was wanted from analysis of reports from about 9^JQ
ffa4*c lor Winging the internal the banks, and the latter at member banks throughout: the un
vale of the ark into line with its thinking it necessary to support the try has been made by the FederM
valwe in the fcchanges is the cost of revival of the peace, industries re
grain, meats, cotton, wool and other that the increase of bank loani was 1921, the borrowings from the FedJ
necessaries Altering into common financing a competitive struggle for eral Reserve bauks m. agricultural
consumption, and these imports must labor and goods and forcing both countie* increased 5&6 per
be paid for at the current rates of wages and prices higher, in the same fcorrowings by# banks in 6etm-agrti
exchange. Since trade in these com- manner that issues of paper money ealtural counties remained oractic-*
wiodities is now free, the portions im- would operate. stationary and^borrowings bv
portedfixthe prices for the home- In other words, the increasing banks mnon-agncuUurai counties
I grown supplies, as ,well, and the de- amount of purchasing power put into declined 28.5 per cent. aj
"A woman, to attract a man, must
be IL little different from the crowd."
"Dec. Oldfield ^aifl. "She must bo -wick
Don't StubYour Toe!
dark nightso the story goesa certain monarch placed a
large boulder in ttoe middle of the road. Thousands of his people,
hereafter, severely stubbed their toes or troubled to walk around. At
length, one lusty youthwiser than the restseized the -stone-and
heaved it from his path. And where it had rested, he found a bag of
Are you stubbing your toe? Are you overlooking any bags of gold?
How about the advertising in this paper? Do you read itconsistently?
It is a bag of gold to many of our readers.
In our columns you will find the advertisements of alert, progressive
merchants and manufacturers who seek to tell you something they think
you ought to know. This advertising is news about the very things
that interest you mostarticles t'nat will save you money, lessen your
work, or add materially to your comfort and well being#
Thrifty men and women read advertising. To them it is a plain, every
day business propositiona duty they owe themselves and their purses.
It tells them where they can buy exactly what they want at a price they
can afford to pay.
Advertising pays them. They make it pay.
It will pay you, too. Read It
ments may be suspended for a period
of thirty days and that such suspen
sion may be renewed for periods not
Inflation in the United States exceeding fifteen aSys. but these are
and effects whether it comes deficiency continues. These pro-
talented or must ^1 *ke
"ed hair is] the beat color note.
*Of all colors, *ie shades 4i- copper
and red aie the most beautifully un
"Other women, recognirmg the ad-
THE PIONEER WANT ADS
Board, wluch shows that hen
however- twee 4 1920 and Apri Z8
vantage of the red-haired woman in
the matrimonial market, etht*i envi
ously disnarage her by callirjr 'car-
rot?,' or copy her by using a henma
.UNJIM I i il iM i I ii i i 'in i
The pretty sentiment
which accompanies a gift
of flowers make the flow
ers as greatly prized as a
GIFTS THAT ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
For Christmas this year we are better prepared than ever to
meet the ever increasing demand for Flower Gifts.
In addition to Plants and Flowers of our own growing, we
have arranged for a large supply direct from the best growers in
Nature's tribute to the Holiday spirit.
The rich dark green foliage forms a per
fect setting for magnificent blossoms of
Our Cut Flowers for Xmas
Also include the following: Fancy
Roses, Carations, Sweet Peas, Violets,
Snapdragon, Chrysanthemums, Narcissi
Daisies. Ferns and Glooming Plants are very
muqh in favor as Christmas Gifts. You
will find our assortment complete and of
excellent quality. Baskets of artistically
arranged plants make splendid Gifts.
The Narcissus Box
A dainty and inexpensive gift that car
ries the real sentiment of its purpose.
Boxes contain three to five bulbs.
XMAS GREETING CARDS
WITH EACH ORDER.
Bernidji Floral Company
Phone 418 512 .Beltrami Ave.
USEFUL GIFTS FOR MEN
MEN LIKE TO USE THINGS, YOU KNOW THEY DONT
put them into a "Hope" Chestand since the articles here are
standard masculine needsstripped of all that Men dislike
your choice will be a safe and worthy onehis pleasure will be
Are always best for Xmas
[Gifts a man never has too
many of them. Yo
^needn't pay $10, $12 or
$15 for themget the fin
est ones here at
$5.50, $6.50, $7.50
These Christmas Specials in Hart
Brand Suits and Overcoats make
Big warm all-wool Ulsters on sale at
$18.75, $24.50, $32.50
A pair of Slippers always is such a satis
fying gift Comfy Slippers for Men, at
$1.95, $2.25, $2.85
Christma Sal No OF
of, therefore all
the more wel
comet All kinds,
from Cotton to
lustrous Silk af
fairs priced very,
$1.95 to $4.95
The home of Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes
Any of These Articles Can Be Conveniently Ordered By Mail
Careful Attention Assured
FRIPAY EVENING, DECEMBER 16, 1921
Baskets^ of Christmas Greens, Ruseus,
Red BeiTiesr fine for eenter-piece,
Red Friefc Wreaths, decorated, for the
window special, each 35c
Boxwtjod Wreaths, with red berries and
bow, each 75c-$1.00
Gift Boxes of Assorted Flowers
Filled with Christmas Flowers and
Greens special value at
$2.00, $3.00, $4.00 and $5.00
These boxes will contain Roses, Carna
tions, Poinsettias, Marcissi and other ap
propriate Flowers, packed in an artistic
We Make No Extra Charge
For careful selection and packing, and
especially invite those who wish to send
Gifts of Flowers and Plants out of town
to leave their order with us.
Some things seem to be made
especially for Chri as
presents they've got the
spirit of the Holidays about
them. Here .you will find
cut Silk and knitted Silk Ties,
for instance. They're just the
thins wonderful values, at
45c, 98c, $1.25up
Schaffner & Marx and Society
your money go much farther.
Fine Worsted S.iits /or Men and Young
Men priced very low
$19.50, $24.50, $27.50, $32.50
Nothing nicer or more practical than Silk
Hose. We have a wonderful assortment
in Clocked and Plain styles.
Extra Special Silk Hose. 59c
In Xmas Boxes
Always acceptable. We have a large as^
sortment of initial and plain hemstitch-
ed very moderately priced.
THE DUALITY 5TDRE