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fei 8S •. jr %mm?m New York—Farmers of the North west and of Canada will force the in ternational St. Lawrence gateway —-oroject through despite opposition of womu-^ vnrk. and other ports which Hollywood Has No Features of Night Life, Film Hero Declares. Senator Hooka Vote. •.-. ,:'- Louis C. Cramton TO PROBE KELLER'S ROLE OKLAHOMA MAYOR TAPS GAS NAVAL DISARM BILL PASSES A" -V/ \r.:" BITTER DEBATE ON SHIP BILL OKNKWNWMWKUM Wcetaetentettt Nelson for Farm Board. I Washington, D. C.—The Minnesota delegation in the House was said to be so?id!y behind the movement in behalf of the appointment of Repre sentative Adolphus P. Nelson of Wis consin to the Federal Farm loan board. _. ...,..... Wärm Condensed Stories ot Happenings of the Werft to Minnesota ... ... •M' zG^K^WW^M^MWWWMWW^WMWtz a* '^^»5» A Waseca—At 'Ä JBUR.- f. AVut It is all a matter of taste, all a matter of taste, whether In horror in names N' -r-- f' .rl I 1 \n\n IPHONEGRL ROUSES CITIZENS Manöver Villagers Repel tiobber Band, Discovered at ^7 ,- Bank. Hanover, Minn.—Armed citizens ral lied from their beds by Mies Leona Haefer, night telephone operator, open id fire on four bandits and balked a raid on the Hanover State bank. So fterce was their attack that the des peradoes fled in- an automobile, leav ing behind two blow torches, an acety lene tank and a set of burglars' tools. SEES HIGHER FARM PRICES Secretary Predicts Marked Improve ment In Agricultural Conditions. Chicago—A marked improvement in agricultural conditions of the country during 1923, not only in better actual prices, but as compared with the prices of other commodities, was pre dicted by Secretary of Agriculture Henry G. Wallace, in an address be fore the Chicago Association of Credit Men. While agricultural prices remain lower relatively than the prices of other things, the farmers of the na tion will get between one and one half and two billion dollars more total money for their crops this year than last, he said. STATE POLICE PATROL URGED Bill to Create System to Be Offered 1923 Legislature. Minneapolis—A bill to create a pa trol system over Minnesota's trunk highways which would guard the state's property and supplement activ ities of police and sheriffs' forces in apprehending criminals is practically cure of being put before the Legisla» ture at the coming session. The plan would be unlike the pro posed state constabulary, since the force of men would operate directly under the State Highway department and would be used primarily to con trol traffic over the highways. GIVEN AS FARM CREDIT AID Federal Banks May Purchase Banker's Acceptances Drawn by Growers. Washington Bankers' acceptances of six months maturity, drawn. by growers of staple agricultural products or co-operative marketing associations, are eligible for purchase or rediscount by the federal reserve banks, under a ruling promulgated by the federal re serve board as a step in the direction of longer term credits for agriculture. ALLOW SCHOOLS TO OPEN American Colleges May Continue Work in Any Part of Asia Minor. Lausanne—Ismet Pasha received, a message from Mustapha. Kemal an nouncing that the American college at Smyrna, which was closed during the fighting there, may reopen and that the Nationalist government has no objection to the American schools carrying on their work in any part ot Turkey. FARMERS FORCE SEAWAY Governor Speaking In Gotham Defies New York to Block Plans. J. A. O. Preus Governor in an address here. -.: JUDGE RETURNS LIQUOR Court Rules Agents Violated Constitu tion in Seizing Stock. Philadelphia—Declaring that United States prohibition agents violated the fourth amendment of the constitution in making raids without proper search warrants, Judge Thompson in the Unit ed states district court dismissed two liquor oases involving several hundred thousand dollars. SCANDALS ARE 'THE BUNK* Chicago—Stories often circulated of scandalous conduct in Hollywood, Calif., were declared "the bunk" by William S. Hart, two-gun hero of the Alms and in real life described as a quiet gentleman, who was here on his way to Hollywood. Washington—Action by the Senate pn the nomination of Pierce Butler tor associate justice of the Supreme court was blocked by an objection from Senator Joseph T. Robinson of Arkan sas.--. v. :.*"" Baby Born ae Flames Sweep House. Pittsburgh—While the first floor of a frame building on Spruce street was being swept by fire, a-child was born to Mrs. Peter Kraterinskl} on the sec ond floor. The attending physician re mained with the moth«". Representative Louis C. Cramton of Michigan, who has served in con gress since 1018, sprang into sudden prominence the other day when he led the determined and successful opposition of the "dry" forces to all amendments offered by Representa tive Hill of Maryland, intended to tie up the $9,000,000 appropriation for law enforcement during the next fiscal year. The prohibition forces in the house are beginning to look to him As the successor, as "dry" leader, of Andrew J. Volstead. PLAN TO SAVE EUROPE Fixed Reparation, German Loan and Debt Leniency Program. Washington—The United States, as the outstanding move in its plan to avert a collapse in the other, world, is about to invite the European pow ers- to make a fina1 attempt to settle the German reparations problem, „it was learned from the most authori tative sources. The plan of the United States for intervention in the European situa tion. 1—Believing that reparations is the key to the present European crisis, the United States will par ticipate in a commission or some other form of official inquiry to establish an exact figure for Ger many to pay. 2—If a settlement of the repara tions problem can be effected by an agreemnt among the European powers on such a figure, the Uni ted States can give assurances that American bankers stand ready to'advance a loan. 3—Finally, the United States government is willing to adopt a more lenient policy on the ques tion of collection of the Allied war debt to this country. Will Name Subcommittee Precedent to be Established. Washington—The refusal of Rep resentative Keller, Republican, Min nesota, to respond to a subpoena re quiring him to give, under oath, the information upon which he based im peachment charges against Attorney General Daugherty, has created a pre cedent of such possible farreaching importance that the House judiciary committee decided to refer the whole matter to a subcommittee for investi gation.^ DrumrighVs Fires Go 'On and Off' ae ,7 r- City, Company Battle. Drumright, Okla.—Gas heaters were going again at füll blast in Drumright after a period of idleness which set in Sunday when a gang of workmen for the. Oklahoma Natural Gas company citsed a gate valve in the company's main, shutting off the supply going to the city through an unauthorized tap orders of "Mayor W. Appropriation Carrying $326,000,000 Stands as Framed. Washington—The naval appropria tion bill carrying a request that the President negotiate with foreign pow ers relative to limiting construction of Warcraft under 10,000 tons was passed by the House The bill, which" carries a total of $325,000,000, stands precisely as fram ed by Chairman Kelley's subcommit tee, and provides for an enlisted nav al force of 86,000. J. P. Morgan Refuses Loan. KM New York—J. P. Morgan and com pany issued a statement declaring that they had notified 'the German am bassador to this country "that it was impossible for us to discuss or con sider a loan to Germany unless and until the reparations questions were settled."' Warsaw in State of Slwfie Copenhagen—Warsaw is in a state of siege,. according to dispatches reaching here. The assassin of Presi dent Narotowics is to be summarily court-martialed and shot. W Former Empress Sells .JewelsfcS Vienna—According to Vienna pa pers, former Empress Zita has lately been reduced to such financial straits that she is obliged to sell some of the. Austrian crown jewels which the im portal family took with them into ex- GERMANS FREE 73 WARGUJLT GASES Charges Against Five Generals S?!! ,Dropped at Pit Berlin—The supreme court of Leip* Big, in a seqret session dismissed 98 "war guilt" cases tried in accordance with the Versailles treaty. Generals Von Gallwitz, Von Macken sen, Von Linsingen, Von Below and Von Dickut and Professor Goets were among those whose cases were drop ped. Many witnesses were heard, but proceedings were strictly private, and Allied, representatives were not pres ent. The court declared the defendants haV been proved neither absolutely guilty nor innocent of crime against German law. LENGTHENS FARM CREDITS Growers of Agricultural Products and .. Co-Ops Come Under Decision. Washington—Bankers' acceptances of six months maturity, drawn by growers of staple agricultural prod ucts or co-operative marketing asso ciations, are eligible for purchase or rediscount by Federal Reserve banks under a rule promulgated by the Fed eral Reserve board as a step in the direction of longer farm credits for agriculture. Officials declared the decision, which makes the agricultural paper eligible for rediscount for six months instead of three, "should be of mate rial assistance to co-operative mar keting associations in financing the orderly marketing of crops." JURY CONVICTS 8 RAILMEN Defendants Were Charged With Plot Against Interstate Commerce. Los Angeles—Eight railroad men, including enginemen, trainmen, and others were convicted of conspiracy to obstruct interstate commerce for their activities in connection with a strike last August against the Santa Fe by a verdict of a Jury in the Uni ted States district court. During the strike some 20 trains were abandoned in the California-Arizosja desert, leaving passengers stranded, The maximum penally which may be im posed is two years imprisonment and $10,000 fine. TEST" SPEEDERS FOR SANITY Court Action Becomes Drastic Toward Traffic Violators. Detroit, Mich.—Twenty-one persons charged with driving their automo biles faster than the law allows and two others charged with driving through safety zones, were examined by Dr. A. L. Jaooby, city psychiatrist, to determine their sanity. The ex aminations were ordered by Judges Charles L. Bartlett in recorder's court and sentences were withheld un til the court had received the psy chiatrist's report. Three Day's Fight Only Strengthens Deadlock. Washington—Five hours of debate and parliamentary maneuvering in the Senate served only to tighten the deadlock which has existed for three days between two opposing and al most equal groups, one fighting to keep the administration shipping bill before the. Senate and the other to displace that measure. FAIL TO PROVE CHARGES Judiciary Committee la Expected To ''"V Report Lack-Of Evidence. Washington—Public hearings on 4j|^ -impeachment charges brought probably tifisney General Daugherty Judiciary committee, House pected to report to the House thafli found no evidence on which- to base an impeachment proceeding. MUST PffY PI RE DAMAGE Jury Decides First Test Case Against Federal Railway Administration. Duluth—A verdict against the Uni ted States railroad administration was returned by a district court jury here in what is considered a test case involving millions of dol lars of property destroyed by forest fires October 12, 1918. Frees Autolsts as Christmas Present, Detroit—Judge Charles L. Bartlett announced he planned to order the re lease, as a Christmas gift, of all pris oners held for violating the traffic Knutson la Congress Club Officer. Washington—Representative Harola Knutson of St. Cloud, Minn:, has been elected second vice president of the Congressional Country club, of which Herbert Hoover, secretary of com merce, is president. Close Baltic See to Warshipe. London—The Russian Soviet govern ment is taking steps- to gain adher ents to converting the,Baltic into a closed sea as regards warships of 4fi nations except those whose shore lines touch the Baltic. BUYING BELPS MARKET Foreign Dairy Prdoucts Arriving for Holiday Trade, t*. Ü. 8. Bureau of Markets. Washington, D. O., for week ended Dee. 28, 1922. GRAIN—Grain prlces unsettled but closed slightly higher for week. Bull ish sentiment still apparent especially on declines and markets showed con isderable firmness in face of heavy profit taking, Chicago May wheat ad vanced l%o Chicago May corn %c. Prices unsettled on the 21st and slightly lower but there was a sharp upturn on late reports of active for eign demand. and bullish statements regarding the" foreign wheat situation. Corn closed slightly higher. Closing prices in Chicago cash market: No. 2 red winter wheat $1.35 No. 2 hard winter wheat $1.29 No. 2 mixed corn 78c Nb. 2 yellow corn 76c No. 3 white oats 44c. Average farm prices: No. 2 mixed corn in central Iowa 62c No. 2 hard winter wheat in central Kansas $1.06 No. 1 dark northern wheat in central North Dakota $1.06. Closing future prices: Chicago May wheat $1.25% Chicago May corn 7875c Minneapolis May wheat $1.23% Kansas City May wheat $1.25% Win nipeg May wheat $1.47%. DAIRY PRODUCTS—Butter mar kets barely steady although declines at .Chicago have placed markets in mote normal relation to each other. Consumptive demand good at prevail ing prices. Fresh and storage butter tnoving freely. More foreign bufter has arrived further- shipments ex pected. Closing prices, 92 score but ter New York 55c Chicago 52c. Cheese markets firm but trading slow, reflecting usual seasonal dull ness. Dealers feel confident and are not pushing sales except at asking prices. Cheese prices- at Wisconsin pirmary markets Dec. 20th: Daisies and Flats 27%c Double Daisies 26%c Longhorns 27c Square prints 27%c. LIVESTOCK AND MEATS—Com pared with a week ago Chicago hog priceSr?ranged from 15c lower to 25c higher. -Beef steers were 25c to 35c lower on better grades with medium grades steady to 10c higher. Heifers were 50c lower. Cows from 35c lower to 25c higher with feeders steady to |0c lower and veal calves steady. Fat lambs were 25c to 35c lower, yearlings 85c to 50c lower and ewes steady to E5c higher. On Dec. 21st hogs closed generally steady steers active, gener ally strong to 25 higher. Butcher cows and heifers steady Jo strong, veal calves fully steady. Fat lambs 25 to 40c higher. Dec. 21st Chicago., prices: Hogs, top, $8.30 bulk of sales $8 to $8.25 medium and good beef steers $7.60 to $11.50 butcher cows and heifers $3.60 to $10.25 feeder steers $5.35 to $7.60 light and medium Weight veal calves $8.60 to $10 fat Iwnbs $13 to $15.25 feeding lambs $12.76 to $14.75 yearlings $9 to $12.75 fät ewes $5* to $7.75. "Stöcker and feeder shipments from 12 important markets during the week ending Dec. 15th were: Cattle and calves 82,570, hogs 19,133, sheep 38,848. In eastern wholesale fresh meat markets all grades beef and mutton were steady. Veal ranged from $1 lower to $1 higher on better grades,and steady on lower grades. Lamb was $1 to $3 lower with light pork loins steady and heavy loins steady to 50c lower. On Dec. 21st beef and mutton were steady at all markets. Veal was weak at New York, Steady at other markets. Lamb weak and declining at all markets. Fork weak at New York, about steady at other markets. Dec. 21st prices good grade meats: Bee? $14.50 to $1.7 veal $16 to $18 lamb $22 to $25 mutton $11 to $17 light pork loins $15 to $17 heavy loins $12 to $15. Minneapolis Closing Cash 'Prices. No. 1 dark northern, firstname.lastname@example.org No. 1 northern, 1.24 @1.32 No. 1 dark hard, email@example.com No. 1 hard, firstname.lastname@example.org No. 1 amber durum, 1.11 @1.13 No. 1 durum, 1.02 @1.07. Corn No. 2 yellow, 67c. Oats No. 2 white, 43c. -Barley, choice to fancy, 60c@63c. Rye No. 2, 84c.i Flaxseed No. 2, 2.67. BUTTER-—Creameries, extras, 51c firsts, 47c seconds, 42c storage ex tras, 44c packing stock fresh, sweet, 26c stale goods, 5c grease, lc. EGGS—Country receipts, rots out, Ijer crate, $13.50 No. 1 candled, good checLs'M^om rots, small dirties and age eggs dozen 32c dirty and held stocks, rots and tefflb ers out, per dozen, 22c checks rots and leakers out, per doz., 24c. Quota tions on eggs include cases. Senator Gets War Decoration^ Washington^—Senator Reed of Penn sylvania was among a group of of ficers and former officers of the army decorated by Secretary Weeks for ex ceptional service in wartime. Smyrna Refugees Are Fire Victims. South Hadley, Mass.—Four students at Mount Holyoke colege, refugees from SmyrBa, were among the many who lost all their belongings when fire destroyed Rockefeller hall dormitory. Denies Spending Tin Plate Million. New York—Princess Anastasia of Greece, arriving on the Olympic for a visit to her native land, at once set about denying, the American "dol lar princess" legend which has follow ed her since she married^yPrince Christopher. Breckenrldge—Edwin Mattson has received the local postmastership. Montevideo—The high school debat ing team will »meet the Clarefield team after the holidays. Glenwood—Preparations are being made for testing all livestock in Pope county for tuberculosis. Madison—Plans are now being made for the formal opening of the hew armory here on Dec. 29. Little Falle—Fire discovered at 1 a. n:. in the basement of the Commer cial State bank here caused a loss of $12,000. Rochester-^James Borgan, 58 years old, is in a hospital here partially paralyzed as a result of beitig buried under a load of hay. '7 Red Lake Falls—The Northern Min nesota Editorial association will have Its annual meeting at Red Lake Falls Jan. 25 to 27, according to an an nouncement. Moorhead—An order by Judge Nye calls for a recount of the v^tes in last general election to settle the controversy of State Senator in the 49 th district. Red Wing—Matt Dasheler of Red Wing won two straight falls from Herman Miller, Chicago, in ar wrest ling match which featured the local athletic show. Fergus Falls—Fines amounting to $4,785 were imposed on prohibition law violators in United States district court here by Federal Judge Andrew Miller of Fargo. Saskatoon—Eight families were made homeless and damage estimated at $150,000 was caused by a fire which started in the Saskatoon Hardware company building. Red Wing—The Rev. C. C. Holter, for 40 years a prominent minister in the Norwegian Lutheran church of America, died at his home here after lengthy illness. Minneapolis—Free meals were served to 31,000 during the year by the Union City mission, it was an nounced' at the twenty-seventh annual meeting of the corporation. Albert Lea—With corn selling at 60 cents this week, for the first time since the fall of 1920, corn growers of Free born country are beginning to believe in the coming of real prosperity. Hanover Armed citizens rallied from their beds by Misa Leona Haef er, night telephone operator, opened fire on four bandits and balked a raid on the Hanover State bank. Glenwood—W. J. Warburton of this city killed a large timer wolf on Lake Minnewaska. The animal was seen crossing the lake and Warburton took his automobile and gaye -chase. Spring Valley—Judge R. J. Parker, former speaker of the "Minnesota house of representatives recently elected judge of the district court here, was taken to Rochester for medical at tention. Browns Valley-—Major S. E. Allen, aged 85, is dead at his home here. He had long been prominent in the affairs of the northwest and for a number of years was Indian agent at Sisseton, S. D. Jackson—The Jackson county grand jury, sitting at the December term of court now in session, went on rec ord as favoring the passage of law by the next legislature prohibiting Sun day dances in Minnesota. Albert Lea—Sheriff Fosse of Free born county is still holding the large auto in -which two men were killed here two weeks ago. He is also hold ing more than 60 gallons of what is supposed to be illicit liquor. Jasper—John Carlson, a .' farmer, was driving home from this place when he felt a sharp blow on his shoulder. When be arrived home he found he had been shot. He told the police he. did not hear the explosion of the firearm. St. Paul—A precedent was estab lished in Judge Page Morris' court in St. Paul when he ruled that a per son convicted of prohibition law vio lation pn two counts would not be compelled to -serve both sentences if they were concurrent. Moorhead—There was no exchange of gifts, merely an exchange of g^ristmas well wishes, -when "Grand she declared here öT^re^lS^~^f earliest Christmas memories. She recently celebrated her 101st birthday Minneapolis—Women of Minneapo lis indignantly declined to accept the reinstatement of Roscoe (Fatty) Ar buekle in 'motion pictures. Riemoval of the ban from Arbuckle's pictures by Will H. Hays in Los Angeles only aroused them to swift and vigorous protests. Duluth—Rev. John- Vanderlust, pas tor of the New Duluth Catholic church, made an unsuccessful attempt to extinguish a fire in the church, and the structure was damaged to the extent of from $4,000 to $5,000. The fire broke out just as the parishioners had departed from mass.-n Duluth—Edward Clark, 11 years old, was instantly killed near Duluth Heights when *e fell from a school bus and was crushed under the wheels. Minneapolis—Edward L. Maher wai arrested and held in $10,000 bail on charges preferred by S. H. Holt of the Children's Protective society, which Mr. Holt said were based on a story told him by a girl, aged 18. Winona—Alfred T. Stearns, 93 years old, one of the oldest, residents of St. Charles, Minn., died at -his home, slightly more than a week after he and his wife celebrated their sixty eighth wedding anniversary. Qienweo^-^Building of the large stock barn on the fair grounds hers by .the Pope County Fair association is bearing completion. Wheaton—Accidentally shot by bei 5-yea'r-öld son, Mrs. Ämil Simonson# living west of here, is in a local hos pital in a serious condition. Minneapolis—Sales ot forget-me-tiOTB on downtown streets brought approxi mately $8,000 for the aid of disabled veterans and their families who arer In need. Two Harbors—More than 150 rail road trainmen attended the annual bartquet of Stoneburner lodge, Broth erhood of Railway Trainmen, and ladies' auxiliary here, A St. Paul—Minnesota produced 30, 700,000 tons of Iron ore during the last year, of which 5,696,910 tons were dug from state-owned land, Ray D. Chase, state auditor, reported Minneapolis—A tuoerculosis survey of Minneapolis to discover the actual prevalence of the disease in the city will be launched in 1923 by th« Hen nepin County Tuberculosis association. Sherburn—With the intention of joining zealously in the state wide fight on tuberculosis among cattle, the Martin County Cow Testing associa tion was organized at a meeting here. WI ndom—Charles Hammel of Win dom, who bought a pint of liquor from a stranger and retired to an alley, while in Minneapolis, to take a drink, was slugged and robbed of $150, he told police. St. Paul—Courts have no jurisdic tion under the corrupt practises act to determine election contests for mem bers of the legislature, according to a ruling by District Judge J. C. Michael in St. Paul. 4,..:, Fergus Falls-^After s6Ven yearr a silver dollar with the name of Ray mond Aarvig of this city, chiseled up on it, has returned to the parents of the former owner, who was killed in action in France* Barnesville—C. G. Dosland of Moor head, defeated candidate for state sen ator from Clay and Wilkin counties, has instituted proceedings for a re count of the ballots cast in the No vember election. Red Wing—Country and city resi dents will join in protest at the hear ing before the state railroad and ware house commission in the near-future, when proposed increases in telephone rates are discussed. Fergus Falls—United States Dis trict court opened here with Judge Andrew Miller of North Dakota oc cupying the bench in place of Judge Page Morris, who is busy handling liquor cases in St. Paul. Red Wing—Aleck Mitchell, aged 14 fugitive from the Red Wing training school, was reported in a serious con dition at a hospital in Buffalo, N. Y., shot in attempting to escape from po lice who arrested him as a robbery suspect. Duluth—Donald S. Holmes, chief counsel for the United States railroad administration in the "million dollar" McCool fire "test" case, announced that formal notice of appeal for a new trial would be filed in district court a meeting of the official board of the Methodist church, the pas tor, Rev. C. H. Miller, announced the donation to the church by Mrs. J. B. Dye, of a set of Deagan tower chimes. The chimes cost $5,000, exclusive of the tower. Wayzata—That some justice courts in rural Hennepin county are "courts of revenue" rather than courts of jus tice. and that some justices of the peace get a larger income than a dis trict judge, were assertions made by R. E. Wakefield of Wayzata, himself a justice of the peace. Red Wing—Frank Parker, who brought suit for $50,000 damages against the G. W. railroad for injur ies received in a collision between a freight train driven by him and a Switch engine in "the local yards, De cember 16, was awarded a verdict ol $9,500 by a district court jury. Grand Rapids—Immediate aid in the form of $200 each for the Indians in the vicinity of Lake Winibigoshish to provide for them during the win ter months is urged in a resolution adopted by the local commercial club and addresesd to Congress and the commissioner of Indian affairs. Minneapolis—A bill, to create a pa trol system over Minnesota's trunk highways which would guard the state's property and supplement ac tivities of police and" sheriffs' forces in apprehending criminals- is- practi cally sure of being put before the "Legislature coming session. Wabasha—Premonition of death became reality when Bogdon Demeter, fleeing from four supposed enemies whom he thought were following to rob and slay him, was found lying in the snow on the shore-of Lake Pepin, nine miles from Wabasha, half- frozen, without his overcoat and with his skull fractured. Minneapolis—-Minneapolis bankers expressed the belief that benefit would be derived from the order issued by the Federal Reserve board which per mits Feedral Reserve banks to redis count bankers' acceptance of six months' maturities drawn by5 growers of staple agricultural products or co operative marketing- "association., Hastinge—Dedication off the new armory here will take place Dec. 22, it was announced. Redwood Falle-^Rnqently* tjie state supreme court reversed ä-decision of the district court Of Redwood county which is said to be far-reaching in its importance. T. J. Frederick, contract ed to construct- a county ditch, and during construction heavy: rafts wash ed sediment, into the dltch,partly filfc tag it. The contract was requested to clean out the ditch before the county would pay him th% balance dufe, which he refused to do. The county won the ^--scase in the district court. CHEERFUL ÖHCÄIKA "I am the cheerful Chouka and X, have been asked to tell my story. —In the very first place of all rem sure you'd like to know what a chouka is. It is an animal, and I am the ani mal. »L "Yes, I am the animal In truth, mo the next thing you'd like to know what kind of an animal I am. "You'd like to know whether I look like a monkey or a dog or a cat or a giraffe, and I'll tell you right away, so as not to keep you guessing the name» ,, of too many animals I might look 1 that I don't look like any of them. -H? "No, I am an antelope. Now an an~, telope Is a kind of deer, you know. Ati»*. yes, I'm sure you know what an an-, telope is like. "Some one once said that the single* horned Indian Rhinoceros got almost as much attention ks the two-horned one from Africa. "When sheep are wild they alway* have horns, but most sheep only hav* two horns, or a pair of horns, apiece Some have more, and when they have more (some who live In Asia) the up-, per set is largest. "The two lower sets curve upwards ayd the large pair at the top curve, downward, as is the way with sheep, too, who live In this country. -5 "All this Is quite true. A famon» naturalist said so, and a naturalist. "A Cheerful Little Creature." you know, is someone who finds out 'V all the interesting facts in nature. "But to tell you more of myself for-.es that was what I was asked for—mjine own story. "I have four horns. I come fSroro» v~ Indla^ ]id «They say that I am beautiful wlth\ my. brownish reddish back and ihy 'es whitish grayish vest. A handsome vest I wear. I am very proud of my vest. $ "But it is difficult for me to tell you I a a I a were so conceited to tell you this. But I was told that I must tell you this» f-'\ so as to give you some sort of an lde^r of the way I am. ""'/i "I am a great jumper. Ah, yes, I can leap and I can bound and my legs are the very kind of legs which help f' me. I suppose that is why I can make such jumps. "I am very well known for the- high, jumps I make, Very well known, In deed. "I am not a very big creature. fact, I am small and dainty. "Then, too, I must tell you more of .v my four horns, which I mentioned to you a little while ago. ••My front pair of horns are not very big, and are just a little above my eyes. My larger pair are above, high er on my head, as is the general fash ion among horn-wearers. "My smaller horns are very small, and there is no special use that I for them, except it is nice to four horns. "Now, you may not think so. I've I 5 heard that boys and girls didn't care at all whether, they had so much as one horn. "In fact, I've heard that they didn't care for horns. "But I am very fond of mine, -"My name Is Chouka, as I told you, M-i., and the name came from a native In-.vi" dian word 'chouk,' meaning a leap. You see, I leap and bound so much, jp.' and se well, that I have a name which describes the thing I do best. I"When I say that my name Is an In dian word, I mean that is a word be longing to the natives who live oyer in India—not the Indians you may know, but the Indians of the country you see on your map, far, far awayip "I'm a cheerful little creature/ and that is why I asked if my story could be called 'Cheerful Chouka vr "But there is one more thing I want to say, and that is that what I say about myself is true of the whole fam lly. So I do not think it Is conceited of me to have told this story when? was asked to tell it of myself, as by telling it of myself I introduce you to the Chouka family. . "You may not think it is sensible- fei to be named after the thing you can do best. ^Fbr exafhple, If you were a -fine swimmer, I don't suppose yon would want to be called 'Lwlm' in» stead of- Johnny or Geo^xie as you may be named now. Ain't It the Truth Teacher—Willie,5 can you tell im# fc. the shape of the world? Wiitle-^Well, my PoKt «»ys t' awful shape.