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IERICAN LEGION ENDS CONTENTION OWSLEY, OF TEXAS, UNANIMOUS * LY ELECTED INATIONAL - COMMANDER. STRMY SESSIONS ARE HELD Many Issues Are Tabled; Next Year's Convention Will be- Held in San Franciscc. New Orleans. - The American Is gion wound up a five-day convention here, unanimously elected Alvin M. .Owsley, of Texas, as its national com inander to succeed Hanford MacNider of Iowa, who has served for the past year, and heard a plea for interna tional action which, according to its sponsors, the wounded men of the in ter-allied veterans' federation, would bring about world peace. Then, after the selection of vice-commanders and a national chaplain, the convention was adjourned, and men and women trudged wearily out of the hall and bigan making their way to railroad static - to catch trains back to their home communities. It was the legion's greatest con ntion, everybody said, and the one - 9fich had accomplished most. After stormy sessions the legion med its position as to the so d soldier bonus-"adjnsted com pensation" is the term the legion ares irefer-criticlsed severely Bri gpdIer General C. 8. Sawyer, personal physician to the President; tabled resolutions dealing with the Volstead act, the ku klux klan and various mi nor Issues. It averred again that its ust-interest was the proper care for sabled of the war. o tion was attended by the ent and emotional out S'hose who have attend gatieripn the past have 2.srupd to 'eZpect. But, all in elI, he buddles" -ha a wonderfully gbod tkho, and ,til that they accomplished uHWb. le.Xrt year the convention ,w1, *beld in San Prancisco. Five national &ce commanders e etedas idont of the Uouthern -Railway company, in his an anal report, which has just been made public. "The 6utput of the milla and facto ties has beeni steadily increasing dur ing the past few months," the report continues. "An outstanding feature has been the operation of the cotton *mis, a happy contrast with the .strike-ridden cotton manufacturing centers of the East. *In July, 1922, abording to the figures compiled by the United States census bureau, 96.97 per cent of the spindles in mills in the cotton pro ducing states were active, while in -other states the percentage of active spindles was only 78.53. During that month the. average active spindle hours in the South was 250, compap ed with 145 in other states. Iri the 12 months, ended July 31, 1922, the *mills in the cotton prqducing states consumed 3,733,147 bales, which com pares with a consumption of 2,178,767 bales by mills in other states. "The more favorable -conditions for the cotton manufacturing industry in the South are reflected not only in operating \statistics, but, also in the record of new mill construction. Dur ing the same 12 months, according - to the census bureau reports that there . was a net increase of 24,831 -spindles in southern mills and a net increase of only 79,627 spindles 'in mills in states outside of~he South. A survey of new mills under con struction or in prospect indicates a continuation of the tendency shown by these figures. Bean Beetle Infests South. Washington. - Announcement was made by the department of agricul ture that the Mexican bean beetle, described as a rapidly increasi-ng men ace to food plants in the South, has made its appearance in 24 counties of southern states. Infestations have been discovered in additional counties' in Georgia, Kentucky, 'eumessee and North and South Carolina. The insect is causing heavy damage in parts of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky, the department reports. Negro Claims Many Wives. Dayton, Ohio.-William L. Jones, 56, negro. who says he has no home, told the police, they declared, that he was married to 40 women. none of whom are dead or divorced, so far as he knows. Jones. according to his story as related by the police, be gad his matrimonial career in 1890 !ter serv-ing as a minister for several yrs and continued until a short e ago when his fortieth wife was /~Jc~ffj w a rrend for attempting , t pas a UC0 check. NATURE KEEPS HER SECRET Chemists Have Never Been Able U Satisfactorily Determine the Corn position of Woad. Waad, with which the ancient Brit ens used to stain themselves, is grown in that part of IcoInshire, England, which abounds wffW dykes and wind mills, and along the borfiers of Cam bridgeshire. If allowed to go to seed the woad weed often grows to three and four feet in height and has a pret ty yellow flower. The first crop of tender green shoots is picked in July or August, and during the harvest men and women are to be #een creeping along the fields on their hands and knees all day long. The shoots are put into large wick er bas ets and sent to a factory, of which there are three or four in that part of the country. When they arrive I they are squashed Into pulp and al lowed to ferment. Later they are made into balls and dried. These balls remain drying for sev eral weeks and are then broken into pieces and stirred for a lengthy period. Eventually they produce a coarse, pow derlike substance, deep blue in color. Lastly the powder Is damped, stored in vats and sold to dyers and manu facturers of woolens and other articles of apparel. The enduring blue of the police man's uniform is obtained from woad, I and, though it is an expensive dye at the outset, it is the cheapest in the long run. Chemists have tried hard to fathom this secret of nature, but without suc cess; and it is doubtful if the industry would continue to exist but for the of fclial desire to procurp uniforms that are durable and of fast color. HAS RULED FROM BEGINNING That Japanese Royal Family Has No Name Is Proof of Assertion Long Put Forward. In the peaceful and isolated com murity It is probable that at first no family had any special line of occupa tion'to follow. It was when the com munity had made some progress that division of labor was introduced. It is clear from many myths that family names in Japan were taken from the occupations foi6ied. When many fanilies came to. f4Uew the same oc enpat!o then the il''seity arose for giving distinctive names to . the dif fdrent fenilies. Of the ruling family, howeverthere was dnly one,.and as it had no ocenpation .as 'other families did It haid no name% Nor Ras therej any .cession for giving.It a distinctivei Ssufficed to call it -by an hon-. , m& e It was and Is only when h fh eria pzl ny sets ramily name. land and ofher' coiifes tose who alrea' hah fang-r anhles cq'uired in fluence 'and ascended to -the throne. That the 5apapese ruling family has no name is- - clear proof of the con tention' that Japan has been ruled by the same family from the beginning. Had there been an'y revolution at any time in the history -of Japan-that is to say. had ,the first ruling family been supplanted by another-the pres 'et imper'ial house wouTd have a name of its own.-Chicago Journal. -Sea Lions Invade a Lighthouse. The keeper of Bride's island light, below Cape Flattery, has appealed to the federal authorities' in Tacoma for weapons and help. No sooner does he open his door than sea lions force their way into the house and make free with his possessions. At. night they surround the place, harking for admittance, until sleep is impossible. One big fellow amuses himself by climbing the exterior 'steps t.. tne light, to plunge headlong into the sea. To kill one would only attract more, for the smell of putrefying meat is Ian irresistible attraction.-Scientific American. invents "ideal" Explosive. A Minnesota inventor has cm pounded an explosive which has de'm onstra ted remarkable qualities in re cent experiments. While appearing to have great disruptive powers if closely confied, as in a shell or drill hole, it can be exploded only by means of a blasting cap or electric dletonator. It is reported to give off no noxious fumes, that it will niot explode when :eated to 212 degrees Fahrenheit, that it will not freeze, and that it cannot be accidentally exploded by shock. , Early Crusaders Used Stils. Few prohibitionis-s. says the Scien tific American, are aware of the shock ing fact that the vogue of the still in Europe wvas due to the original Crusaders, who took kindly to this eastern recreation and brought back* with them recipes and methods that made the still as p~opular an 'institu tion as the royal jester-andl doubtlessjI helped along democracy by making it hard at times to distinguish the king from the clown. Sequence and Consequence. As showing how the conmbinationi of drink and driver works out, we give the terse report of Ben Quinn. an In dian of Kansas. He said: "First mile too ",slow took drink of booze; next mile faster. took another drink, last mile very fast, took another drink; the sa." bridge in road, turned ou1l or it." Bil is now in the hospitai with a r'a. an, 2.-Bo.snon r-'veni.g Tran r Roads proposed to be built with mor bond is.; The Campaign Committee, i appoinled to put before, the of improved roads to the coUln The average yearly cost of retiring $500,000 - 20-year, 6 per cent bonds, is ............................. ... ..$40,750.00 11 The, ass-essed valuation. of the County isr $7,407,261. This .means a yearly tax 'h o f ........... ......................... .............-- ........ , .:--------------- .--------.--.---...5 %/ m ills a _The necessary payment the 1st year:.of .the life -1 of th b nd i .-.2 :....... ............................... ... ............ $55,000.00 tomeet this paymnent .............. e necesi payinent the 20th, or ls er of 'the s ............------------..............$26,500.00 Mills req t o meet the-last yearly p~yment 3.6 Givn- thd erage requiremet-in mrilt!Pdf 5%X -- g he boI riestd. Jr use, -interest deriyed. therefo W1 us the tax.) Goo tp oirad cos tobidKe ie (Sat Hiha omsinRp, p.2)$5000 W vlhae$4,0.00, hene cnbil m Cooadssopropvsed mitonane costit wiho of illptakedain ain1 sil .................. the 0.00 rc Thea aeae rycosto ryetirifor $5,0ls$0 000 $,06.This means a txfrmitnnee year ta ,o f ...... .......... ... ....... . . . ...------------------. -. . . ...-/.7 m ills a Hencessry pyedn the lif e of the lif ' o ern bonds. .............. . $55,000.0-0 . o mnenet ........... t............4..mls 0 mi c Millsr tei o areeti thet yearly tax for 3. ma ~ i ng th ena e ill b e m............ ............... 4.7 ill byinention Thdaeraecsso bulig am he v iehv hn te lre grsht therefrmW maye bhe no a 61o toplesoil roads h cont to buid erme oato h Statese Higwa Commiasso eothes mile 25) ve5, al-.0 Wes t will equire0$20,00 0.00. can cuidty tasoe coting U.183,000.00en acrn Bd t vertat orgnar toh er en Faifelidiy osfuth B f 136, bridge sor$50. it will StakeRo to heaint nt pas.................6,00.00 c Tota mantepancystpya for brdg0.......-........$345,500.00 oT AL...................-................................16 ,000.0 H160,000.00 whic yamung taken lferof the bodisueo bpnd0the0ta will e:30000 o eseto h conysFtor retiroved bonds... 55mil . You r aetointenceach. 4. mills 1o 0 mills f $40,50.0 thbondstire rted bonds yarly axor5000 o maintenance wtotl amue0......................-......7,750.00 The figs hiierewith asubme ar ot cosetrvontive c 4,500,000tlbs. The av5 os.A verage fbuldn ofa milesv beeans variousl mtionued atnfrme $2,50 the $500. S..De. Weoav Archosenure (Bl1sar figure tat there road be im- a fearedfthccomplishinguliat is shownced re. 2 o1vet he ttomie. Hihwasiso is pnaeaehrorei tof uper to 61mile Sof roave in0 thcounty tomecome saed o then thal coft his tor $116e,00. ...... ............................ r1,08 .00 -Vil SOUrH CAROouNA $ 0 ey raised through the $50 , e. iderstanding they Citizens the dvant ty submits the follo0win INo 0with-a4450 lb. bale of cotton we shouldge >s fse,.Sulppose one-half of this seed is usedI& lanting and other purpose, leaving to be sold thle 6t r alf, 450 pounds. Under the same method *offirg s above, the sayving on hauling the seed -made last yer I mg - ---- avl -----------~'----- - --- TO A .... .....wo ld be........ .... ------------ $ 0 0 rhoi pay u,01- tenta of thlierut willpa buug tote'-. -ts $7,000 or $37,85.00 He raved throu areg investet as..$50755, ave0.,0. on haulneunonhsine:n T O A ..................... .................... ...............- -. - ----- - ..8 2 p ce t Ane thth eysre retied th arly ost ofta ctiza e t the farmer iillsav 3t12 yeon wihalnwhs a r5 b aectton we......1. should n Thf ered Sr5uos onalf moftorvhiles is Fairfield lantyg arnd other purpos, loain tolue old....$60,00. Aage, m50eagenos.aUndr ther saea meho 3,00 mies. 75 sabe, 1,8750 saigraee onhan the dmadoed adsa. 'he Un. t wol Agriculture(B. 16 says 8hen0 Agai roay 2,ios ipof therotze ofasln i~rdugc noedb rony 2,000pe ton hauled Thi mis aneage o6e per on6mil. So we have 1,8750 slsties6, r h 10trv hi Lesi th co n y .. ...... ........ .......0 ,25 .0 ll his is yearic reatSo te depreciatorknd f5prcn rh $15,00 buac2he ea Goodth ount will pay thsuntal n thsdepreciation is $,7500. peAer Frayn Hreoik we ae tooe liberalstongodsroastletshalv gainandwe.et.ave-ondepecitio..*...........3500.0 Gasne usei the ere mnt is $17,166.00. H tl ae 32 a$00pr onmolnghhs aef fretutos o.$100.0 per n ere Ifimred auoas anly moovehiclesr centithenlw avety aeryaing 80 eahsol value_..........$60,00.00 Ann verage eaepairabilr per yar is 3,00.00.iles 75 ersnt this mlea ,0.Geo od will beosaeimrved4 roas So 2,25 moillnestrcae yar,7 for 70 years an totaldn0. oor adi iprovfe, the st of auloil s alede by omdin 2wag~cpeon bugies, muhesos is an115,500.00' pe Thme. Soerae assen 1,8750 acre timesn ,or heu visg $3.70 Tero tx op10amios of theutoansileaymndt Aomar veil1 es mcut y .......:......._...$101,20. Iftyemlsaertre at an average value of $80,o50000.0 hs ahhnl t 10 years y o thpay eia s2 permue....._...5 cent And th secition reus 75 nto$,000 pemustFo nyn ano athik wel rel t3o lieah ato goo roasles halon gasinne et silae 2lons rcat2on50cper car,50. thisoney usdped in the county mont is $14,16.00 day $,16i sed by sh ouces other tanl autosand mte ave $1000 ther otfndsatso 12,0.0 e ave ayearly avrage osoleof.tiin the bonds8,00.0 Annual, ara1.6 rpar bill per car sroppi0.ng 750o ars ithill makes4cr $75000 God roaswl ave400.