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Had Been In Florida For
In Aeoordance With
Cusom.-Was Proml
PolieVs For S0 Y
Jacksonville.-"Marse I
terson, content with th:
his life, is resting fron
With only the members
diate family present and
of the service unannount
of the venerable Kentuc
who died here will be
vault to remain until ap
will be`taken home to
flnal resting place be sic
sad farther in Cave Bill
Became of the grief
and sister and for fear
would attempt to attend
smple service at a mo
which preceded laying e
body, Bsary Watterson,
that the hober the
made public sad the fa
that these be no floral
string that th service
connected with tt be
3possble. The Rev. Mr.
plast of the mlist C
here, of which de
teson is a member,
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have been received
son f ro trM Ieds
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National loved editor, formerly wit)l d
the Louisville Courier-Journal, wh(
died in JacksonvIlle, Florida. an
Teamasee, Arkansas, Alabama and of
.Mesleaippi Are Among Partici ne
mating State.-Other Projects
BeIng Cosdered.
Wahlagtoa..LHighway projects with fi
federal id were approved In 38 out of
48 states between July 1 aad October &Ig
L and will coat something more than to
$!6.00,000, the public roads buerau of sto
the doPxrtmeat of agriculture has as C
Teamnsee, Armasas, Alabama and he
MIeNlasippi are included among the ble
States participating. Additional proj. a
oft have been approved since Septem. ad
~er 20, and others are being coaca tw
1 elasive of bridges, which in them s
·lves total more than two miles, the r
~ew roads approved in the first three
osaths of the new fiscal year amount
1e 1,400 miles. The bridges, it is eatl to
nated, will cost $1,472,146 and the
Pads $25,353,848. Of this grand total C
- $26,831,994 the states will pay $16,- Of
Since the initiation of federal aid to
eads several years ago, the depart Da
Seeat has approved, up to October 1,
,802 miles' of roads, consisting of
eads, costing $614,153,318. In their
I-astruction the federal government
us allotted $213,153,931, or more than
4 per cent. b
Of the projects for the first three pa
santhe of this fiscal year, beginning lal
Mbly 1. graded earth, saad clay and h
gavel roads have been approved to i
the extent of 1,004.7 miles. Their oeat a
will be approximately $10,949,6, d
which the federal government peays $
2e highest type o reeas to be ean Se
struted are- the conerete, bitnlm as m
coacrete, brick sad leM, whiahN eal
3d.? olles. These are eHumatd toe
eass $11,456,70. Tow4s their arn
stratieo the governmest has ell-ottel
Chais e la AbSle i ee.r
recelved hb the state desat tmeu
the aew gevernmeat Quealf t ud as
t aser6 the Hwra ge ,esrmli .
ietly everthbLem aM $11 qs Al
-eek that eeV. Ya e aman s...u .
weaste Lrams he aeet uis p me
rreta sense Urns seassues s
- inein s raslm;
DAMAGE PUT AT $1,000,000
Tornado Centers In Crlttenden County,
Arkansas, and Touched Five Coun
ties In North Mississippi.-More
Than 100 Injured.
Memphis.-Thirty-six persons, two
white men and 34 negroes, were killed
and more than 100 injured in two
tornadoes which struck in Crittenden
county, Arkansas. and dipped into
Quitman, Coahoma, Carrell, Leflore
and Yazoo counties in Northern Missi
The damage is estimated at hun
dreds of thousands of dollors.
Clarkadale, Ark., reports six dead
and nearly 35 injured in that town
and nearby farming settlements; Coa
hama County, 12 dead and a number
injured; Carroll and Leflore counties.
five dead and several injured and
Yazoo County five dead and seven
One storm struck first in the vicinlty
of Clarksdale, Ark., demolishing small
farm buildings and damaging a number
of the more substantial structures
through a stretch of territory two miles
in width and 15 miles long. It jumped
across the river and next dipped down
in Tipton County, Tennessee.
The other storm apparently entered
Quitman County, Miss.. where build- I
ings on the Turner and Mark planta
tions were razed, and bumping into
the nearby counties of Coahoma, Le
flore and Carroll, destroyed a number
of buildings on the Young plantation
near Rising Sun also were wrecked. 4
In Yasoo County the storm struck
seven miles southwest of Vaughan
Station, leveling virtually all the negro I
cabins on several plantations, killing
five and injur!ng seven farm laborers.
Virtually all Hof those reported in
Otlttenden County, Ark., were crushed
to death in the collapse of thq brick
store building of Banks & Danner at
Clarkeadale, in which a number of farm
laborers had taken refuge from a j
heavy rain storm which preceded the I
blow. Several were injured at Booker,
a small village near Clarkadale. In
addition to the Banks & Danner store,
two cotton wharehouses and a gin
were wrecked at Carkadale and the
more frail farm buildings within a
radius of several miles razed.
Reports reaching Memphis Indicate
that six dead pad property damage
totaling $300,000 is the toll exacted by
the twister whieh swept rittenden "
County, Ark., Score are injured, 13
of whom are in Memp: is hospitals.
Four of the dead were killed at
Clarkesdale when the tornoda crushed
in a commissary owned by Banks &
Danner, large plantation owners.
One white man, Payne Harrison,,
W* a victim, meeting death' in the
collapse of the commissary.
Three negro men met death in the
commassary. Frank Greenlee, aged
black, was kiled While parching a t
pair of shoes from Mr. Herrison. The
latter was da a ladder securing the
shoes when the crash came. Mr Has
rson and'the negro were buried under
a toa or so of brick.
Musels Smls Projeet Halted.
Wasb to .-Nepttatloas betweena
Sretary Weeks of the war depart- I
met sad rresemtatlss of Henry I
IPc/ o the latter's offter to lease sad
parhae the goverameet's nitate andI
watemrpower project at Msole Sho,
Ala. have bees halted, to be reumedI
atkathe Ohrks ams hdidaym 1
Gate iS Meeth Pee Thft.
PIawlm-Piere Rlbotte was entee.
ad to 15 mesth' mpriuemment tar
staeilmg 5M worth at Jewelry sad'
botas frm saworms aW . The web
Ssal she ad beam eau ts .th
ra "i blq frme then 4a d r "
Ilnt m s that them m mre tea
* ~a shig .ad 4.a a pubtle
Uminn Whe maosamerats a hr so
?amn-*4 aea ~ a mhiegb. ,.
b iad - Aueta, lAt was espeares
(1bm , " G "" ,'i e," I
_.ieY--EIard I
|gsWi I t dRdgmag ..asti , I
Wlmer quesituat wases a asseems, 4
webs sis iasee el chahe.'
New rtrait of Rabbi Joseph Saul
Kor . Id, of Columbus, Ohio, who
has bien appointed minister to Persia
Debs Was Serving Time For Violation
of Espionage Act.-Was Several
Times Gaqdidatg 4r PreJl
dent On Sociall ricket.
Washington.-The sentence of ten
years' imprisonment imposed upon
Eugene V. Debs, Socialist leader, fol
lowing his convection of violating the
espionage act, has been commuted by
President Harding.
Debs was ordered released from
Atlanta penitentary by the president
along with 23 other persons convicted
of similar offences.
Debs, who several times was a candi
date for president, was convicted on
three counts growing out of his alleged
obstructionist activities during the war
but when his appeal reached the sup
leme court that tribunal acted only
upon one-that dealing wktn the inter
ference with recruiting, which the gov
ernment chargred resulted from the
speeches of the Socialist leader.
A number of other cases involving
nllRtary crimes committed by Ameri
can soldiers are still awaiting consid
eration at the hands of the preeident.
Pardons are likely 'a their cases. Of
the civilian offenders released, about
one4hird, it was said, were oticers
or members of the L W. W., who had
indicated a change in views..
Assured Centinued Bmployment.
Tokio.-All the shipyard laborers i
Japan are assured continued employ
ment for at least a year in completing
th 10l Iht cruisers and 24 destroyers
now building or projted. This mar.
smes comes from Vice Admiral Kelsuke
Okhad ohblet oat the departmnt of na
val equipment As a result ao the r
duretading reabed at Washnlaston
work has beena msepended on four ba.
tilhip and four battle eruisers.
eeSele S Aft.. 4S Years.
Heleb A sesho~' e store,
whbok has been oerated t Helena
ifor te past 40 years, has been soI to
Isadore RotlhadM, Jacob and RiCehard
eiel, who will hav e hareo at oc
Heam solomo, the former mauaer.
wElE enter the wholessle shoe business
et s "Weeky Clarlmn,' a u.intin.
m tir r simates at th e peat em
uw r asbTsrsne a s·e-w-e
sa, aee amae Its apearmes hera
The hems seate e takesatleey Was
aden WM aWEl the eevte to "
CUrs tLas oer e1st1.
tie stea . 3e1i Mh.-with te
paage- thrmogh m beem hre the
Seamr I-r -heab she upr, a
a enade tsr the a1 1seaso. hu
---** have been made to elm
- m e machne. sh
ag Iwalba ersit t death. mats
hek bad sad sleew
ithee aWmiles Na e
The Winner Is He Who Concen
trates on His Aim.
Success Means That One Must Make
All Sacrifices, Keeping in Mind
the' Great Object.
If you desire to be an expert in the
game of life, you must concentrate on
your aim as an expert chess or base
ball player concentrates on his play
and game. Babe Ruth's skill lies
in the fact that Le has studied batting
and great batters. Napoleon's tre
mendous power lay in his ability to
sacrifice everything which conflicted
with the one unwavering aim. Nothing
could stand in his way-society,
friends, wife and amusements-every
thing must give way to his mighty am
bition. To succeed, we must pay the
price and sacrifice-sacrifice a great
many things we are fond of for the
grist aim and ambition in life.
Life Is usually what we make it, and
we get out of life just what we put
In it. Many great men in life have
made good and were handicapped from
the start. Voltaire, with his many.
fits in childhood, ii' all his life; Pope
sewed up in a canvas jacket each
mnoring, that he might sit up for his
work; Caesar with fits; Napoleon
with fits and the itch; Keats, sickly,
a consumptive; Pce with nerves that
tormented him, yet with all these
things against them, they had the grit
to persevere until they made good.
Gypsy Smith, comning from, a gypsy
tent, with the use of a Bible and die
tionary, has made good as a great
A man must play to win and over
come everything that would deter his
Sacrifice makes great men. John
Forsythe, who was the owner of a
large leather company, was hurt with
a number of his men. When the am
bulance came, that would only carry
three, Forsythe said: "These men must
;go first," although he was more se
verely injured. Sir Robert Sidney on
the battlefield, pushed away the cup
of water, making a wounded private
drink his share. He knew he must
die, but be died knowing that even the-
love of life had not conquered in his
soul. He realized that the rule of
life, others must come first.
Really great men have self-confi
dence. It is true, great men fail to
accomplish what they set out to do;
but, in the main, they succeeded. The
timorous man only wags his empty
head, and says it can't be done. Bill
MIcAully is a type of man that can can
the can't. A few years ago there was
a riot in a little Texas town. The
sheriff sent an 8 C S call to the gov
ernor to send a troop of Texas
Rangert. The governor wired back:
"Rangers en route." The sheriff anx
iously met the train. One lotely
ranger (Bill McAully) got off. The
sheriff threw up his hands in despair.
"Oh, Lord, where is the rest of your
outfit?"' he cried. "Rest, h--It" re
plied Bill, as he carelessly took a big
chew of tobacco. "TYo ain't got but
one riot here, have your This is the
kind of timber and confidence that it
Stakes to' reach the top and win the
 ame of life.-PittMburgh Dispatch.
Germs Combat Parsol
It is reported that rather remark
able results in the treatment of gen
eral paresis have been obtained is
Hamburg Germany, by Inoculating the
patient with the germs of malaria
and recurrent fever. Professor Wey
sgadt made this anqncem et con
cerning his experiments at a recent
meetig of the abr Medical s
"As a result, the remissles aad
the improvement were much mos
marked than they had bten previous
ly, when the cases were left ntreated
Swere treated byt the eldr methods.
I. the 50 cases treated for from four
to 22 moaths. .the felowlag resnlts
wmee scarsed:
"Ability to ree dS t a at lm.
2 per cent; prtial resumptlso call
:ig 22 per eat; ablity to wrk at
something, iS per ent; abnlity to weak
part the, 6 per' at; demslclllary caure
ew selenett, 2 per eat; m Imlprove
m t, 10 per e at; roedrsively wrs,
2 per cat.
"Acaerdiugly, tbmr' was a emis
sem In ap p enat au a marked n
"mise tIn a pIm ent. The e a
sgic ad -ra mrovement 'was
met * to the easices naG praeclmi
where waHe. rego Were
rtraned fees "over theere -am -
gaits freegently oa em my hem end
aetmralt I hease temeMotesd n M.
O 4 sy, ,dsrbg dientim while my
hess was adisgm what to ma, ma
yon rma whei fer oaenvenos,
I wil aD Mr. lth.
At this Jumnture my employer mid,
"Wil yoa please read what I have
And to ma meleematere and his In
attahed istter from Mr. 3.ith"-In
stunG of apect ame.
Me laughed and aid. "Us there
where your thoughts are, yomg
weenam"-C-icaue Tribune.
"3 bat a uegab bower
"Yes, pes - always toil 'em by
C -_
Great Musical Instrument, the Organ,
Had Its Inception Over Two
Thousand Years Ago.
M~ore thani two thsllaI l .ears tago
a barber in Alexanidria dis,'overcd
that in Inving his mirror air was
forced through the tubes which were
comnmon in mirrors at that time. This
caused a curious musical sound to be
So struck was he by this peculiarity
that he set about making an instru
ment which was the foundation of the
modern organ.
After several experiments he made
a water-flute, in which air was forced
by bellows through an inverted cone
which led to flutes controlled by a key
board, the pressure being kept uni
form by water.
After a thousand years a rival In
strument made its appearance. This
was a similar pattern, but, instead of
water, weights regulated the pressure.
In 931 an organ was erected at Win
chester, England. It had twenty-six
bellows and ten pipes to each key. The
two men who sat at the keyboard
"blew and sweated enormously."
Later, a firm of organ makers in
Germany succeeded in erecting the
first really big instrument. The prim
ary stops did not differ very much
from those of today, although various
novelties were introduced.
Among the innovations were the
nightingale and cuckoo stops, while
others represented cock-crowing and
goat-bleating. Though these novelties
have now fallen Into disuse, an organ
with one of these nightingale stops la
still to be seen in Rome.
It was not until the Nineteenth cen
tury that the problem of the regula
tion of air pressures was solved by
the introduction of the -hydraulic
Virgin Land in the North.
For 132 years white men have been
traveling the Mackenzie river route to
the Arctic, yet that stream flows
through a land the possibilities of
which are as yet unrealized. Vast
stretches of forest reach away to ev
ery horizon. Great lakes and rivers
swarm with fish. Untapped mineral
wealth abounds. Yet in more than a
million squar - miles of vast posasibill
ties are to be found not more than
f'i-people, and of that 5,000 perhape
250 are white.
Here to the north lies a vast, unde
veloped expanse of untold resources.
It is the least developed land of North
America, furnishing now, only a few
bales of fur each year. Iron, gold, and
copper abound. Oil may be there in
quantity. Great veins of coal are often
visible along the river banks, where
some of them have been burning since
before Mackenzie first traversed the
river that bears his name.
Development of this land must come.
How long will it be before cities stand
where now are trading posts? How
long before railroads make mere mem
ories of the steam packets of the
Mackenzie?-Hawthorne Daniel in the
World's Work.
Never Too Old to Dance.
Staid old London is becoming too
giddy for words, what with grandpa
taking up the new dances.
It is a fact, dancing masters of the
fashionable west end say, that the Eng
lish dance crase has reached such a
height that septuagenarians are among
their most enthusiastic pupils.
"And they do very well, too," one of
these toddling tutors declares. "Some
of them come for the sake of exercise,
sot with the idea of cavorting in the
ball room. But they lnsist, invariably,
on being taught the latest thing, even
though they claim to view the dancing
class as a sore of modern gymnastum.
"When they take to the cafes or ball
rooms, however, they strengthen their
doestic ties, fr mother, wlatever her
age is becoming keener than ever on
"Tbe modem husbeand, whatever his
ag doen't murmur when he has to
take up dancing. That is the only way
he ean keep a eye on his wlfs."
Net to Say TravalL
That afternoom he had bought a
copy of Roget's "Thesauru," witheot
which the iliterary lif is mere van
tlon.--rrm "The Briary Bush," p. .
Uven with it, thagh, the literalry
Itfe id eften mental suesang. pain,
dolour, ace, mert, displeasure. dl.
satistaetion, diseaefrt, discompons,
disget, palarse. nquatede, de
tin, annoyse, Irritaton, waorry, In
Stm, vhltstie, plag btare. bothebr,
, aertisetaon, chspr, ea
--st-t_, lttdttm trmlM4 trial,
rduul, cart, dele, bet, burde, leed,
p- seem. . ditre adilsed wa
itnubs, pag ael. nagar, haell
and, even lt y se ephey m bd
in tya will Mareh's "ThsearuaV am:
mt-ll n -ea e the dterary al-b
hard work-. P. A. a New ta
Piag With a estory.
The Sag that waved a ove the apitail
baudlag n Washengton while the a
ta congres was puasslrg neceary
legislatioa during the troubled days
of the World war and which Sew mao
happily on November 11, 1918, the day
the armistice was signed, was uaniuled
a Armistice day this yar over the,
state eapitol of Connecticut Ia Hart
The lag wes pesniane Concnect
eut by former eeaory
lust a Word or Two Said Here
in His Defense.
Pennsylvania Educator Issues Warnilg
to Mothers of Danger of Errors
in Training Methods.
Some interesting facts concerning
proper treatment of children were
brought out in an address at the Moth
ers' club recently by J. George Becht,
tirst deputy state superintendent of
public instruction, the Philadelphia
Itecord states. In a talk on "Youth
Its Characteristics and Training." he
defended the "small boy," who, he
held, was blamed for much of which
he was not guilty. Children between
the age of five and seven and twelve
and fourteen especially, as a rule, he
said, were going through a pricess of
development which was abnormal and
in which the mind (lid not keep apace
with the body. This lack of co-ordina
tion in the child's system resulted
in awkwardness, forgetfulness, etc.,
and as a result, boys especially,
going through the "awkward age,"
were not treated with too much con
The speaker criticized the mothers
who are always nagging their boys
and charging them with indolence, for
getfulness, etc., when in reality the
youngsters should be kindly treated
and given sympathy. lie said a
mother, through lack of knowledge,
was often cruel to children, while she
felt that she was over indulgent. In
this connection he specially referred to
the blame given boys because they
forget to come in in time, or some
other such trifle. What was very much
worse, he said, and very common, was
a desire to catch the boy in his error.
and to corner him to explain it, which
was responsible for the development
of sneaks and liars. A boy should
not be treated like a law-breaker, he
said, because he was slightly dere
lict, neither should a mother use the
same method as a policeman.
The speaker said that now more
than ever the parents should labor to
make the hearthside attractive. In
this age of restlessness and shift,
when there was everywhere an effort
made to gain money, social position,
etc., the home spirit that our ancestors
enjoyed was gradually dying away and
the family circle had no place what
ever. The mother should multiply
her efforts to make home attractive,
to establish a spirit of fraternity in
the family, and to make sympathy and
consideration qualities which encircled
the hearthstone and made it the most
sacred spot for both parents and chil
Mechanical Ticket Seller.
A machine for the rapid issue of
railway tickets has been demonstrated
in London, according to the Manches
ter Guardian. Outside the "battery"
are slits in the walls, and below each
of these a saucer-shaped receptacle.
The traveler puts his coins in the pen
ny, two-penny or three-penny slot, and
the ticket shoots out into the recepta
cle. If he puts a six-pence into the
two-penny slot three tickets emerge.
If he puts a sixpence into the five
penny slot he will get his ticket and
a penny change. He need not have
two pennies for the two-penny ticket.
Four half-pennies will do. But bad
or fo@ign coins will be returned.
All the work is done by the oper
ator in the box, who stands at the
levers and shoots out the tickets as
the coins tumble into a receptacle.
Those who watched the machine at
work said that undoubtedly the inven
ties would prove its value, especially
durtng the rush houra
One "Man's Reanse.
Here is one man's reason for notag
supporting his wife and family, so
cording to a report led with Mrs.
Lulu Runkle, head of .the adult pro
bation department o. the jveale
"Po just not tisSede," he said. "P
ot contented. I don't like to stay
nla one place very long. I just woa't
vye with her any longer. No-1I
haven't any other reason."
The mat suggested that his wife a
cripple sad partly de., with a three
yer'old boy and e ave-motlhs-e
baby to care for, sheeld go te work.t
e didn't like the Idea of prevldig
fear them.
Withr a jl.setence facl him, the
arMdeIrat*e he wald supportt thhem-
mnaspeell s Newh
If Yew Beet Speeulat
'Am ocle er omme; a gems far
etdhr" is the legeadt en a paho
Ibeear now mwtng owatwu With,
th is a square pleeof sti paper, d.
iMe4 late 1i parts with the mnnme t
gar stoebs in eachw ain St naomes
in all, many of which are speculative
fverites. On a pliot ln the center
Is a rrow, waiting to be spaun With
this new method of picking 'em, fully
as rellable as some now in use, comes
the announcement: "All the fun ot
Wall Street with none of its dangers"'
-New York Evening Post.
Demine Pane In Lang Game
A domino game has been in progrea
Aer the last quarter of a centomry
verhead, NS. l

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