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HAVE THE RIGHT TO -'HOLLER
Writer Objects to Restrictions That Are Imposed on Boys Who Just Naturally Enjoy Noise. Our hoys breathe the spirit of lib erty. though we older ones may oi'ien Mop ami argue when tin- topic comes up. On a fence in an eastern city in a neighborhood where the boy pi pula tion is large app< ars this le-'end in paint : "\W want Ihe freedom of tin* bloek." '1 he juijiic haw forbidden she boys t?> play in t !??? s?trcot. One other protest .-uivivcs among many that have been obliterated. It reads : "No noise. ilewaro of the cr.?nks." There we l?a\e i:. tin* youih ^ll opinion of u> tu.->y older people ?*h? jype always cavorting ahotit noise. ^ Ifi w l?at St ace ofiidojeseonec is the T|ne dra'wn whore 0110 ceases l<? enjoy lioise ? nav. doe.* not even notice it? What is the matter with our auditory nerves that at a eertain age they grow si sensitive? At ten. at !we!\e, at fourteen. all tieises are endurable, even delightful ? the louder the hitter; and then, just a* the reason of the Fourth of July becomes comprehensible and Me know why we eelehrate, our eyes are opened to the folJy of our accus tomed ways of celebrating it. We ought to timl a bettor way of banishing noise than by banishing the boys. We may not see ami hear our way clear to giving I hem "I he freedom of the block," but are we not in duty bound to provide them with "blocks" where they may find "self-expression ?" I'erhaps every "gang" of hoys is en titled to a 40-acre i"t in which to "hol ler." ? 1*. II. Collier, in St. Louis Ulobo Democrat. So He Kept on Walking. Jones, always unlucky, was now on his last legs. All night long he bad been tramping the streets of Loudon, for he had no money, no home, no bed, no friends ? Rut stay ! Suddenly he realized that the road down which he was walking was Somersault road and that in Som ersault road had once resided Jenkins, his pal of former days. It was mid night, but he would throw himself upon Jenkins' mercy. No. 37A ? that was the house. He mounted the steps. There was only a dim light flickering in the hall, but he gave the bell a vigorous pull. Soon he found himself face to face with a ?woman of grim and terrible aspect ? dressing gowned, curl papered. "I >oes Mr. Jenkins live here?" he faltered. "He does!" snapped the lady. "Uring 1dm straight In!" And Jones resumed his tramping. ? London Tit-lilt*. Says There Is Life on Moon. An eminent astronomer, Prof. Wil liam 11. Pickering of Harvard univer sity, lias put forth the interesting theory that the moon is not a perfect ly dead world. 1'rofessor Pickering beJievesCthat he sees through the tele scope indications of a kind of vegeta tion that springs up suddenly under certain conditions and disappears al most as suddenly when the conditions change. Other astronomers are skep tical, about the discovery. They are inclined to think that Professor Pick ering sees hands or patches of shadow. Of course no one thinks that there is any. highly organized life on the moon. Kven if Professor Pickering is right, there could he nothing more than a low kind of vegetation; something romparabic, perhaps, to arctic moss. ? Youth's Companion. Tailor's ??Go.-.ce" First Use \\ Idle gas ranges are the common place thing in every city home today ami gas has upwards of indus trial uses, such applications are of comparatively recent origin. After the successful use of gas for lighting. the lirst generally used gas utensil was the tailors -goose." or prosing iron. an investigation made l?y the American (Jas association shows. 'i I e;> ca.Me the line of domestic gns hurr.ing appliance's for cooking pur ]>?..( s. which grew from one that ap peared :;io(icsil\ on restaurant coun ters i:; tli - form of a dinting di?li, with its heat supplied from a erude burner. A plumber devised that and j it V its ;h.? | of gas stoves. .\ la'e jeai's ago. 1 1 ? ? gas sjovo wen- offered for ?. !<? jn this country. German Hci'j in Africa. ill.' lirst f .< !? I of hells io arrive in i ."l? l : r.rr'sb;;; g .Sou j, Africa, is :i < J. r u.an on?\ if !,;r> a very interesting 'iis?oi \ . S v -ii /ears ago ;i s;>i pf "hree ;cils with oneiric control. was suhs; ?? I f.>r. 0 doners including the Pit" ex-Krivri . of Oermany. They were shipp ? I on iho Prinr. Kegei'.t, which :ij il.c outbreak of the war ran into Tenerit'fe, where tl?o goods wep wareli'Mised. Ibconily the owners of the v. nrehor.se demanded that the con signees should (like delivery. The lat ter are the eommitlee of the I'riedeiis Klrche, in Twist street, whose <?er inan-speaking congregation, though in straitened circumstances, made shift to pay the expenses, with the result that the hells, which are described as n very flue trio, are now erected in the church in question. Bank Raised the Ante. A farmer while doing business in a Schuylkill (Pa.) bank the other day threw Into a waste basket an envelope containing $1,4(K> in cash. The money wns found by a scrub woman, wlio re turned it to the bank. The farmer gave her $?'< as a reward. The bank, realizing that the woman might ha\e kept all the money, and being ashamed at stub a puny reward, gave her a liberal present in token of her hon esty. TILLIE By CAROLINE H. WILSON I '-J. uy .'ire Afv.njMj'M- byniiiv-aiP. j "One1 upon a < "nrist mas was I t *lii l-'iinas ! Il ha-n't seemed like it 4*1 'i* tin- last fe?v j i-ars. l.a?t year. y.'N remember, Tillie. father a:i<l I sju'ii t it in a No'v York kitehenette : with Anna. Y ? ? 1 1 know vJicn ^lie came ; from France she si :i > in New York ami continued her tiuisin; there. Tlf^ i year before we went t<? Andrew's, and ; after traveling that distance the house j was ti'led w i t ; i liis in laws, John's tl;:ee *-l:i!?i:*ei? were mere babies the year before. and 1 spent all Christinas: ilny. helping Jennie do the housework. i N". a good ol.l Christmas :u home is! a > herished memory of the past. Til* j li.\" l'nii-hed Mrs. Swain, with a sigh.-j "Well." said the faithful ohl ma Id of ail work, "we all grow old and ChrNanas loses the eharai il had for us in our childhood." "I suppose so. hut father and I both feel it. Hi* never really grew up. Not one of his children ever enjoyed ! Christinas any more than he did pre paring it for them, lle'd like to spend Christmas at home and have John. Andrew and Anna, lust as they used to come home from college on their vacations." While mother was flouring the cof fee. a few mornings later. Tillie hand ed her a letter from John. "It is from John, father," said mother Swain before she had even opened it. "Of course we'll have to go, but I had hoped to stay at home," tearing the letter open sharply. "Why, how sorry I am ! The chil dren are all in quarantine with the measles! No Christinas party there this year. The next day a similar letter came from Andrew. "Sorry, mother, hut the wife and children are going to spend Christmas with her folks in Illinois. Nothing, not even a Christmas card, was received from Anna. "Rut we could not expert her to give up such a brilliant career for us." excused mother. "I suppose not," said father, thought f ally. "1 guess you and Mr. Swain will <*pend Christinas ;it home this year af ter all." s;iid Tillie. with the freedom of speech born of 3,"? years of loving service. "Well, I'll be glad to," said mother, looking hastily at father. "llang up the stockings just as we used to do if you'd think you'd enjoy it. mot liet*. I'll buy the train of ears and the Jew's harps, and the Jack knives to iill them. You might dress a doll and make some candy. Guess after t lie day is over we might drag in somebody off the street to take them off our hands," said Mr. Swain, thinking lie had hit upon a brilliant idea. ]t began to snow. "A regular old timer!" exclaimed mother, ill delight. "Hut it's going to be lonesome," warned Tiliie, watching her make the red tulle candy bags. "I'll have to put a stop to their qu if otic plans for Christina*, some how," Tiliie murmured. Next morning Tiliie mailed three letters and tlien did a little private shopping of her own. Christmas eve Mr. and Mrs. Swain appeared just in time to hang tip the stockings before the roaring lire. Til- j lie watched them in silence and then) hung tip another one. a gray wool j one that she had intended fop the lied } Cross. Mother a?.d father were snfe- 1 ly tucked in bed. Tiliie stole out into the kitchen ami unlocked every doos | that Mr. Swain had so carefully bolt I cd. Then she went Into John's room and Andrew's*, and Anna's and turned down the sheets. Then softly, 011 tip toes, to the little guest room in the at:ic next to Tiilie's, where the chil dren used to put their overnight I friends. 'It seems just like heaven." father. I seem to hear someone singing." Just then a full quartet was heard undet 1 the window, singing "Holy Night." J They dressed and came downstairs ii.j wonder. The lirst sight that greeted' tle'ir eves was a gorgeous Christina*! tree, although i; w.is hardly yet dawn Tiliie stood by stockings, beckon- . !ng to the >l;i ,e;--. They trooped in and tool; mother and father in their arms. *1 was coming as a surprise,''' said Anna, drawing Ihwold forward J 4 T.ut it was Tiliie who got the boys to come. And see my ring ? 1 am go- j inu to spend* every Christinas with! you from now on. for I'm to be mis-' tress of the Winslow house." Mother and father were nearly inj tears. ?'The three children are yours ? again," said Tlllle. "Tiliie, you are a Christmas fairy,' said father, "but let us look at your j stockings, children. I want to spin u J certain musical top." "Up to your old tricks, dad," laughed John. Small Island Valuable. Only 300 miles off the north coast of Australia, Timor Is the last lln'n In an Island chain sweeping from Sing ajHire, the southeast corner of Asia, K the big south continent, and by virtu* of this location, it may become an lin portant way station for aerial trafii< between Australia and Asia nnd Kti rope. Sir Ross Smith, Australian air man, in his famous trall-bln/.ing flight from London to Australia in 1010, hind ed In Timor, and from there "hoppec off" on the Inst log of Ids Inter-contl nental Journey.? National Geographic Society Bulletin. _? HOW I'UIMITIVH RACK MAK1IS I Si: of "F1UK STICKS." ? Fur in tlit* interior of Now Ctiinca ? behind tiu? rolling surf, beyond tlu' mountains ? lives a race of pygmies. Tliey ar< chocolate-colored men, barely l'??::r left seven inches in height, but 1 hey are well proportional. aii<l hear no signs of deformity or dwarfism. "Tap! to" is tlie name of tl;e tribe to which they belong. 'i'liis trilie lias iis own villages ami it own plantations. Their dress is a grass helme* with up right rims and a projection at the frown in whieh ft bird of paradise plume is usua'Jy wo:n. This hat, with a bright, yellow gourd suspended by :* string about the waist, is Club sole eostume, writes Temple .Manning in the Cleveland l'laiti IValer. Hut over the shoulders of eaeli man is hung a bag made of string. It holds fishing tackle and lire stieks. Thus the men are always provided with food catching utensils and the vital sparks with whieh to start a lire to cook what they catch. Tite lire-making implements are two in number. One is a stick of hardwood, the other a "rope" of rattan. A cleft is made in the stick, and a stone is forced into the cleft to keep the sides apart. The liretnaker places one end of the stick be neath his- foot and the oilier end of the stick over a bunch of dried leaves. Then he places the rattan rope beneath the cleft stick and grasps it with both bonds. Working the rope back ami forth as rapidly as his hands can move, the friction of the rattan against the sharp edge of the wood causes ignition. The leaves begin to smolder, and he blows them into a flame. It isn't a speedy process, but it is sure. For generations be yond memory these pygmies of the forest-covered hills have de pended upon their lire sticks for coiAed food and for heat. REPAIRING RAVAGES OF WAR How Co-Operative Societies Are Aid ing the Good Work in Devastated French Regions. During the last year the co-opera tive movement in the devastated re gions of France has made considerable progress; in fact, at the present time the greater part of reconstruction work ts executed by such societies. Both the government and the popula tion of the devastated localities have found these methods of the greatest practical value. Furthermore, the government encourages their organiza tion and development. Since the beginuiug of 1010, 203 co operative societies have been organ ized in the department of the Meurt be et -Moselle. They have already ob tained important results. On December 31, 1920, urgent repairs had been made on approximately 12,000 buildings. The sums disbursed for these repairs amounted to 124.430,000 francs (?24, 014,090 par), or 81 per cent of the total sum paid out for this purpose in the department. In 1020 the co-opera tive societies commenced the erection of 621 farm buildings, or 8S per cent of the total in the department. The sum disbursed i'or the above purposes amounted to 2'V2.~0,000 francs (83.90S, 2C0 par), or 9.1 per cent of the total. How Husrian Heads Differ. Women have broader heads in com parison with their length, darker eyes ami hair, and a less marked bony de velopment of the skull, according to Miss Fleming of Aberystwitli, who. ac cording to the Daily Chronicle, gave the British association some firfts and figures associated wish her investiga tion of sex and growth features, and conclusions bn-fd upon an examination of 2,">00 children and l.OOO women, mostly Welsh. She had compared these with the fig ures of l'rot'e- -or Fleure relating to man. There was a marked tendency both in boys mm! gir!s> to an inch more in width than ii. ! ngth of head. lie examination snowed that the vivid red hair of children changed into hro'Aii about the twelfth year. In the of fair-haired children the darkening process began earlier in the case of girls than in bojs. How to Find Faults in Machinery. li your automobile engine is not run ning as it should, and you do not know what the trouble is. get one of the new biatiral stethoscopes and make a | diagnosis. as a physician does when he wants to learn what the trouble is j with the Interior machinery of hh pa- j t lent. This improved device for de- j tertlng faults in running machinery i has the advantage of possessing two ear pieces which entirely exclude ex ternal noises. It has a Jointed rod which is placed upon the part where the noise is suspected to be. and the noise is so magnified that the location j and nature of the trouble ?:in be ! (juickly determined. Why He Is Unpopular. Mrs. Bunker? lie sure is unpopu lar with the golfers since be worked so hard on his invention. Mr. Bunker? What's the invention? Mrs. Bunker ? A golf ball that registers the strokes during the course of the game, and there is uo chanc* to lower the score. i C. W. JUDY, Dealer in Kimball Pianos. Send for Catalog uc and Low est Prices. LEWISBURG. \V. VA. r: i e. AN I ^ A r > nr .en i O T C3 A J T ALDERSGN. W,Va. T. H. JARRETT. President. JOHN HIKCHMAN, Vice-Presid t 0. D. MASSKY, Cashier. C. H. HEDRICK. Asst. Cashier MALI: HELP. A reliable man with small capital can assure himself a large and steady income by joining otn organ ization and securing exclusive sales contracts for Green brier Counts- on nationally advertised and guaran teed articles. Must have auto or knowledge of automobiles. This of fer is only for ambitious workers. No others need apply. Give some I information about vourself in lirstl lettler. Address, SLAUGHTER BROS j 1821. K. 17 St.. Parkcrsburg. \V. 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We re so su/y rhrt C*--M,-a-'i.i will increase milk pro duction th ;* W'.; : FOUR 'vVEE?;*3 TltlAL WITHOUT RISK Feed Ce-re-a-lia Sweets to one cow .'or 28 davs. Jryou don't $?ct more r.?i!k. ? cr lichcr milk ? than now, you will every back. Get derails from Meadow River Feed ami Hardwore Co., Rupert, VV. Va. The Blue Cirass Milling Co.,' Le\visbur?,W. Va. CIRE-A-Ua SWEETS axrav |??amiAji,a > asooA Your dealer can supply you. IFOR MONUMENTS, HEAD STONES ami POSTS FOR YOUR PLOT, SEE [OP. WRITE ME. SATISFACTION ! GUARANTEED. TRY ME. W. J. STREALY. Lewisburg, West Virginia. PIGS FOR SALE. I have on hand 20 head of Pun Bred Red Durroc Pigs. ,r> (lilts hrc<l anil ready for immediate shipment. Pigs *10.00 per pair; (iilts. JOS. E. WALK I' P, Julia, \Y. V;i. The Price of the FORDSON TRACTOR is now f. o. b. Detroit. Terms to Suit the Purchaser. All orders will be filled in the order in which they are received/ Send us your order or co n?e to see us To-day. Clarkson 8c Tuck wilier, Lewisburg. 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