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TAKE INVENTION FOR GRANTED
Pew People 8eem to Realize Imnor.
tanes at VJnrlr rinn u.. i.
- ' w I 1 C 1 1 U I
Inventors sometimes have boon
looked unon ns mfhri enniii,..i..,.i i
people who spcml most of their time
thinking up Impractical ways to do
unnecessary things, lint, according to
Dr. Miller Ileese Hutchinson, illstln
, guished Inventor ami former adviser
of Thomns A. Udlson, few people real
ize the Importance of invention tu our
modern dally life.
"Invention," says Doctor llutehln
Mn, "Is perhaps the most Impoitant
constructive force in our economic life.
Wo take It for granted and few people
npprcclnte Its dally application, lint
Inventions shndow our every step from
the cradle to the grnvo. Our food is
planted nnd harvested with Invented
machinery; It Is distributed through
out the world on Invented freight ears
and motortrucks; it Is cooked In In
vented stoves and ovens and some
times eaten with Invented teeth. We
come and go from our work on Invent
ed means of transportation if we
walk It is on invented shoes and socks.
All of our daily activities In business
nnd Industry are expedited and made
'possible by Inventions. Our leisure
moments are soothed by music front
Invented musicnt instruments or
brightened by Invented motion pie
tures, and when we die we are placed
In an Invented ensket, carried away in
on Invented hearse and lowered Into
the grave by means of an Invented
lowering device." Industry Illus
trated. FRENCH CITY HAS HISTORY
Tarbec, Birthplace of Marshal Foch,
Otherwise Identified With Military
Prowess of Country.
The visit to America of Marshal
Koch, Incidentally lends interest to
his native city, Turbos, In the south
o France. This town which Is des
tined J$o be a shrine of Trance henee
forth.jnlready has contributed in other
ways to the military prowess of that
country, according to a bulletin from
the Washington headquarters of the
National Geographic society.
"Honored by n conspicuous statue nnd
by the name of one of Its principal
strectsIs Dominique Jean Larrcy, who
introduced the 'flying Held hospitals,1
'ydopted nnd developed by Napoleon,
tlie genesis of the modern ambulance.
More recently It has been a center
for thebreedlng of tlu; famous Pyre
nenn hqnses, an Anglo-Arabian breed,
valued primarily for their light cavalry
use. It also has an Important arsenal."
Glass Pavements a Failure.
Some years ago a plant was estab
lished near Lyons, Krance, for the
. .manufacture of paving glass. Numer
ous descriptions of the new paving
mnterinl,' were published, and a bril
liant future was predicted for It. The
city authorities of Lyons permitted the
manufacturer to lay a specimen sec
tion of glnss pavement In the Place
do la Itepubllque, a center for heavy
The glass bricks failed to stand the
test oMvenr. The edges of them were
soon broken and splintered, and many
of the blocks split In two, so that In
a short, time It became necessary to
remove 'the glnss and substitute stone
or wood. The city officials agreed
that glass pavement can lie ucd un
der favorable circumstances for side
walks, but not for the middle of streets.
The llama and alpaca are extensive
ly domesticated In South America. A
relative of theirs, the vicuna, smaller
In size, Is a wild nnlmnl, native to the
high plateau of the Andes.
The vicuna has been hunted almost
to tho point of extermination by the
Indians, nnd before long It Is likely to
become nil extinct species. Its linn
silky wool, of n tnwny colorf Is woven
Into very attractive ponchos, anil rugs
made of Its skin are much sought as
VIcunn rugs occasionally find their
wayito the Xlnlted States, where they
.2: teh high prices. They are usually
feet by four, and In Bollvln sell at
to -j.)U nouvianos. a nonvmno is
t Tiiirrv.pipnr roiijR.
Ill iril'K IIIIT I 'I IIS III II
luuine uic inuru uio do hit.
! iit niiiiiir iifi inner imiiim r i a
tit.. - iivh imn i it-1 ill lull ll uij
pince it on tlie tloor, and get one
After thinking deeply for a few
ites, assume a bright smile, and
to llio owner of tho frut
iru uinii nil. ill it'll villi ii'ii'ir le
hat piece of paper?" When he
es "Yes," answer, "Your foot,"
make for tho door,
I wns going down to business the
day I met u poor man begging,
asked me If I could spate a cop-
rl tilt fit .
iiw wi n r ii mi id hah im i m -w .
Jiepgnr snltl:. "Sure, iMiouId full
iriivtf nun ii mmiii tinii uni'mi h u
UUltVI 4ID tu tu,
Lost His Ballast.
till' III IHIIT t
'iiiiiiii nriiv. i'in i n l ir nniiim
os(.tlie doctor remoVcd the
ALL NEED MORE EXERCISE
Brltlih Surgeon Advises Americans to
Devote at Least One Day a
Week to It
"Spend one day of the week In
II, mi.. 1. . 1 ..... ...
I ii.viifciu, mm one uay in exercise.
ami you win he able to put seven days'
work Into the other live."
That Is the creed of Sir Harold
Stiles, reglus professor of clinical
surgery of the University of Kdlti
burgh ami representative of the Itoyal
College of Surgeons to the American
College of Surgeons, which recently
met in annual convention lu Philadel
phia. Sir Harold learned of tho statement
made by Sir .lames Cnntlie, u London
surgeon, that "old age Is just a pose.
We only begin to live at forty-five.
Down with the gospel of folded hands."
Sir .lames Is seventy years old. Vor
fifteen minutes every morning he
dances the Highland fling and the
As a result, a passion of exercise
has taken hold of the older heads of
London, and Sir James is leading
groups In calisthenics lu all quarters
of the city.
Sir James Cantlle's campaign "for
physical Jerks for young men of more
than Jilt and young women say more
than 40" brought smiles of approval
from Sir Harold Stiles.
"Kxerclse why It's the greatest thing
In the world.
"You Americans are too fat. The
ordinary American as I have seen him
Is far more robust than the nvcrage
i:riglMimun, not because you exercise
less but because you eat more."
Sir llnrold Is an earnest champion
of golf. "If I did not exercise one day
out of the week, I could not get along
tho rest of the time," he said.
Americans are waking up to the pos
sibilities of exercise, Sir Harold be
lieves, lie has visited this country
three times. Kuch time be has found
conditions permitting exercise Im
proved more for the "middle-aged
tired business man." Philadelphia
BOTH SINGED AND "TRIMMED"
Barber Shop Patron Came to the Con
elusion That He Had Made a
"Do any of you fellows hero know
how to scorch hair?" Inquired a man
when he entered a barber shop.
"Yes, we singe hair," replied the
barber after a moment's hesitation.
''What tin you charge for scorch
VmV" the prospective patron usked.
"Twenty-live cents," was the bar
"Would It be any cheaper If I fur
nished my own scorchers''" the man
inquired, referring to the small wax
tapeis, which cost about a penny each.
"Well, you can go ahead and scorch
mine any way," said tlie patron, re
moving his coat.
"The reason I asked," lie explained,
"was that I got my hair scorched for
the first time about two months ago
In a barber shop and the barber told
me that only a few shops In the coun
try were prepared to do that kind of
work. P.efore I left I n?ked him If he
would sell nn; a couple of scorchers
and he said that under tho circum
stances he would, but that he would
have to-have 125 cents apiece for them.
I guess that wasn't such n bargain
though. You go abend and use these,
anyway," the man told the barber, us
he laid two tapers on the chnlr.
Alluring Offer to Workmen.
In telling of Kunqie's monetary
woes James Hryce, former ambassa
dor from Great llritnln to the United
States, recounted recently a story
which was told him by a friend who
visited ltula. "It takes a pile of
ruble notes that high," said Viscount
Pryce, extending Ids hand several feet
above the table, "to purchase a crust
of bread there. The workmen em
ployed to print off new ruble notes
threatened to strike. They were pro
pitiated by an offer on the part of tho
soviet government that, when they bad
worked an allotted number of hours
nt making ruble notes fbr the govern
ment, they might work as much longer
as they liked at printing off ruble
notes for themselves." New York
Tlie pineapple growers of Hawaii,
anxious to encourage new uses for
their product, are now putting the
fruit up in cans crushed or grated, as
well as sliced.
Crated or crushed pineapple Is be
ginning to Hud favor as un Ingredient
of sodas and sundaes. Pineapple pie,
made with the fruit thus prepared, is
Prohibition has given a great boom
to the sott-drlnk trade, and anything
new and tempting lu this line Is in de
inund. A St. Louis brewery Is putting
on the market n carbonated coffee bev
erage and a carbonated tea beverage,
The' Main Thing.
An old darky got up one night at a
revival meeting and said: "Ilrudders
an' sisters, you knows nn' I knows
dut I nln't been what I oughter been.
Pse .robbed henroosts an' stole hawgs,
an' tole lies, an', got drunk, an' slushed
folks wl' mull razor, an' shot ernps,
an' cussed an' sworo; but I thank the
Lord der's otto thing I nln't nebber
domi: I nln't nebber lost man religion."
Vstern Christian Advocate.
Steel Frame House.
Hullders In an Ohio cty nro cxperb,
nientlng with residences having frames'
of steel; willed cun bo anchored In
PAIR PLAY, STE. GENEVIEVE. MISSOURI.
Old IJear lieu? IJear
fEV rjesr, Now Qesr,
OJhet do qou bring?
IJonr btq might sold
Old 1er. Old IJear.
Vht will you do
ITilh U tho hope
Hut I gave you 7
There la a moment
TDhen you meet.
Like two trAueten
I On one street.
Old Uetr, Newljear.
In tho sky,
Oat where the winds
And ghosts go by.
Old IJesr. Old 1etr
What do you say,
Meeting the New oa
The Milky Way 7
ljou took from me
Larkspur joy and
But yon leave ma
One bright hour,
Qid tike sun on
A crimson flower
This is mine
IJou may not
Take it from me I
Hew IJear, New IJear,
lUhat do you
Hear as you pass him
In the blue?
Old IJear. Old IJear.
Where do you go.
Out on that path
Men do not know?
LOUISE DKlSCOLUin N.U.Tirass.
I Heavenward ?
tiff 9 151' strong nnd true; to be gen
iJy erous In praise and appreciation
of others ; to Impute worthy mo
tives even to enemies; to give without
expectation of return; to practice hu
mility, tolerance anil self-restraint; to
make the best use of time nnd oppor
tunity; to keep the mind pure nnd the
judgment charitable; to extend Intel
ligent sympathy to those In distress;,
to cultivate quietness mid nonrcslst
ance; to speak little and listen much;
to adhere always to a high standard
of thought, purpose nnd conduct ; to
grow In grace, goodness nnd gratitude;
to seek truth and righteousness; to
work. love, pray and serve dally ; to
aspire greatly, labor cheerfully and
take Cod at Ills word this Is to travel
heavenward. G. Klelser In Y. SI. C.
To Welcome the New Year, jg
Jf K9t PHIOTTr ceremony handed
fi( down from the past Is to
? open tiie front door prompt-
8 ly on the stroke of midnight for ;
s the passing of the old year to 5
jit Join the centuries of the past, !!;
ii and for the entrance of the baby
?; new year, who Is just about to $.
i commence his earthly career. $
NEW YEAR'S EGGS.
The Persians still exchange presents
of eggs nt New Year's just as we do
at Kaster. Put the rest of us now do
our giving of presents nt Christmas
parties, though wo may give to each
other on January 1. . In .Scotland and
Kuglnnd everybody calls on everybody
else New Year's day, and drinks punch.
Here in America calling has gone out
of style, but If .we do nothing more,
we at least shout "Happy New Year"
to everybody we meet on New Year's
morning. When we shout that, we
mean good luck to them for all the new
Ostrich New-fangled breakfaat
food, eh? Well I awore off from that
stuff the first of last year)
Stew the pumpkin and rub through
A colander. Heat the yolks of four
eggs light ; add a cupful of sugar and
beat until you have a quart of the
stewed pumpkin. Pour In a quart of
milk, a teaspootiful of nutmeg, and cin
namon. Fold in the stiffened whites
of four eggs. Line a deep pie plate
with puff paste, then fill with tho
pumpkin aud bake in a moderate oven
SHORT LIFE IS LONG.
As the cartoonists have It, a year
conies In ns a baby nnd UGTi days later
dies ns an old man. How fortunate It.
Is that the human, comes In Vs n hu-'
mat! dud sol its a tr. . ... r
When You 6
IJtty a Cleimm, Wash Mucltiw, Iron or other
Kluctrio AppHnnco from us
no! only oL an artidi! of unsurpassed tnurils, bub
there is a service coniiLvtod with .your purclinse that
insures .you repairs anil atteut ion, at a saving to .vou,
over what those items would amount to when your
purchase is made else whore.
km Light & Water
.i 1 It
. i I IIIIIll;
Taking Desperate Chances.
Itistnu tliat ninny eoutrael seyeie;
colils mid lecover I'ioiii them without
taking any precaution or tientinent,
nnd a kiiim-li'dirc of this lift U: m 1
otliois lo take their cliimces instead
of giving their coliN tlie needed niton
tiou. It should be homo in mind thai
every cold weakens die lung-', lowers
tlie vilnliiy. makes Uih system less
able to withstand each Mieceedii g
attack .mil paves the way for tlie
mote serious d'seases. Can you olTonl
to take such ib-spi'ialo clmnces whi'ti
Cliiiiiibi'rlain's (Inuirli Keini'dy, fatuous
lor its euros of bad colds may bo had
foi jn tril'li ? adv
Come to tho IJiel Building,
opposite Overland Ganie, for,
Good Home Made Candies and
Hand Made Articles. Also have
for sale tlie Franco American
HyKiuno Toilet Articles. Your
patronsifjie will be appreciated.
Open Motidny. ovember 1 1 tit.
adv MKS. .JENNIE VOKST.
With the Fordson
With the Fordion
With the Fords on
With the Fordson
With the Fordson
With the Fordson
With the Fordson
With the Fordson
With the Fordson
Fill the Silo
With the Fordson
With the Fordson
if.o. It. Detroit
1.11 VtA i
J t . Si
Mrs. liiiuia M. Hovt, lieeninuienils '
dmnihi'i Iain's Tiililet".
"I liave I'ri'ipii'iilly used riintiiher
liiin's Tablets' 'dnriii'.' tlie past three
eais, Mini have found them splendid
1'or headache and billions attacks. I
am only too pleased, tit any time, lo
speak a word in praise of tliein "
vrites Mis. Laura M. Iloyt, Uoek
lioi I, N. V. adv
The nvorau'o investigating c( in
iniU.ee cm not harm the inno
cent and does not harm tlie
The optimist seldom worries
over the future. His time is
pleasantly employed i:i provid
ing against tha causes of worry.
When in need of cut (lowers for fu
nerals, weddings, parlies or decora
tive purposes, we will furnish litem
in any design di'siied. Prices always
reasonable. Phone l')!l.
adv Lr.o (J. ILsi,kk.
Whether in the field, around
the farm, or on the road, the
Fordson Tractor is doing won
ders in saving time, reducing
cost and increasing profits for
thousands of farmers every
No matter what the farm task,
if it can be done by motive
power the Fordson can do it,
and do it well.
170,000 now in use in all parts
of the country and in every kind
of field and belt work prove the
efficiency, stability, and relia
bility of the Fordson Tractor.
Call, write or phone for the
facts. Learn now just what
the Fordson means to you in
the day's work.
Authorized Sales and Service
REAL "PRESS AQENf STUFF"
Hard te Beat Thle Yarn Alleied tt
Have Been Put Out by P. T.
The lote Edgar Saltus, at a dinner
ho once gave in his beautiful New
York upnrtmont, talkfd about the
"The press ugent of today," he s;ild,
"has u dull ami feeble Iiiiaglnntbm be
side tlie press agent of tho past. How
liarnum would have scorned the press
ngent of today I
"P.arnum, you know, had n good
press agent. Take his press ngent'H
story of the elephant, Alpha.
"Alpha fell 111 so tho story ran
with gastritis. No medicines would
relieve her. It was discovered that
she had wrenched off un irou bnr
from her stall, and ns the bar could
not be found unywhere all saw thut
she had swallowed It. This bar was
the cause of her acute gastric suffer
"Well. Mr. Itanium had a small col
ored lad named Hufe working for blm.
lie sent for Hufe and said:
"'it'-t'e 1 want you to take u rub
ber tube to brenthe throueh, and we'll
put a strong rope nround your waist,
and then you must go down Into
Alpha's stomach after that Irou bar
she's swallowed. It's the only wny to
save her life.'
"Little Hufe rolled his eyes In hor
ror, but ho knew Mr. Barnuru. lie
knew be must obey.
"So he was well greased, nnd they
gagged Alpha, and then they thrust
him head tlrst down the enormous
oesophagus Into the elephniit's stom
ach. "Ho soon found what he sought
there; he gave three tugs on the rope,
and they drew him out with tho indi
gestible bar of Iron clasped In his
"It Is superfluous to say In conclu
sion that Alpha's life wns saved, nnd
Hint brave little Itufe wns handsomely
rewarded by bis generous employer."
GEMS TO BE SEEN IN SKY
Many Really Beautiful Things May Be
Observed With the Aid of an
If you use nn opera glass on dark
nights you can make the stars flash
out like gorgeous gems, says Loudon
All that need be done Is to shake tho
glass ever so little, either sideways
or up and down.
You will then find the line of sight
made by the star's Image will resemblo
a rich respIendenL.string of diamonds,
rubles and emeraltK; nor will the lovely
turquoise be alisent.
P.y making the opera glass describe
a tiny circle, there will appenr a neck
lace of glittering gems so brilliant us
to cause one to wonder how a single
star could possibly produce such an
Bright stars fnlrly near the horizon
should be selected. One of the best
for the purpose at this sftison of the
year Is" Cupclls, now so conspicuous In
the northeast sky.
Capella. apart from Its brlliliince, Is
recogidznble by the small triangle of
faint stars close to It,
Another excellent object for cUlestlal
gcm-maklng is tlie well-known Dog
star, the brightest of all the orbs of
It makes Its appearance in early win
ter, In the southeast.
GorKl and Chaliapin.
Readers of Gorki's "Twenty-sis Men
and a Girl" will recall the baker's
cellar that figures so prominently in
the tale. It was a cellar that once
really existed In the town of Kazan,
and Gorki himself worked there as n
linker's apprentice. It is an Interest
lng fact that opposite the baker's
was u shoemaker's shop and In It,
While Gorki was learning to bake
bread, the young Chaliapin was learn
ing to uiake shoes. Though the future
singer must often have eaten brend of
the future writer's baking the two did
not '.lien become acquainted. But both
applied for a vacancy In the churns
of a local theatre, and It was Gorki
who was accepted, f'hallapln's voice
not having then developed. Later
Chaliapin found use for his great
physical strength as one of the "bur
Inks" or "human horses" who pull
the biMts on the Volga. Manchester
Fireproof Gas Tanks.
Oue of our leading rubber companies
has developed a fireproof cover for
the gasoline tanks of airplane-', which
has been nccepted by the government
for ue on combat and mall planes.
The cover was designed primarily for
combat airplanes for . protection
aealnt Incendiary bullets, and Is not
only fireproof but leakproof and crash
proor as well. The cover rnnslsts of
a sheet of soft but ery tough rub
I iri- ime.litilf liwli l. !..! 1..1.1 ....
I ' " ' , I'll fll'l'
eini pile- or nigii-grade cotton fabric.
The rubber Is applied nest to the tank.
In tests It was found that when the
gasoline tank Is punctured the rubber
Immediately closed the hole and
topped the leak.
First Woman Reporter In Parliament, i
Porn de Lareda, a young Jewish
t writer of London, hns the distinction
' of being tho first woman joilrnnINt to
ntteml the opening of the Ilrltlsli par
llnment as n reporter of the proceed
ings In tho house of lords.
"Son, vhn did you learn In school
"I learned that the arithmetic prob'
Ictus you worked for rne tnst night
wve't wrons." Farm Life.