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t of clothes that will stand the strain of active and constant service. All wool fabrics correctly tailored—the only kind made by Hart Schaffner & Marx They’re "Most-for-Your-Money Clothes Suits and Over coats §20 and up M. WEIL&BRO. 1915-17 First Avenue The Home of Hart Schaffner <S Marx Clothes SOME HELPING HAND HINTS FOR THE HOME By MARION UARLAKD Games for Small Children “Please tell me some games to amuse small children at a birthday party. 1 know only one or two for small children to play. I should like to know of more. “I. M. W” Have we any better games than the old fashioned “hunt the slipper,” “hide and seek,” “blind man’s buff,” and the like? Have you tried a nutting party In the parlor? Nuts are hidden before the chil dren come In all sorts of places, and the little ones are set to hunting them. The one Mho finds most has a prize. “Stage coach” is another popular game. Of course, an older person tells the story of the journey by coach after the differ ent parts of the vehicle are assigned to the several players. Our junior members doubtless know modern games that cast those I have named into the shade. Will you tell us of some? The time for indoor uports is here. For older children there are guessing games and various card games-historical, comic and serious. August and March Horoscopes "It will greatly favor me if you will tell mo the horoscope for August 2 and March 4. S. J. H.” Referred to the students of astrology, who, by the way, should have responded to our numerous appeals by now. 1 am weary of reiterated confessions of rank ignorance of everything pertaining to a science that would seem to have leaped suddenly into public favor. Can unybody tell mo with whom or what the revival began? Three months ago we heard noth ing of queries like the above which rain In upon the Corner with every mail. Matter of Choice "if a young woman Is christened Helen Vivian Smith and Is afterward called by her second name, Vivian (all her frlende knowing her only as such), can she marry under the name of Vivian II. Smith" This young woman is about to be married and never heard whether or not it would be all right for her to marry under the only name her friends know her by oi should she use the name of Helen? She would like to marry under the name o( Vivian. A CORNERIT 0." She has a perfect right to transpose the order of her names and to drop either ol them if it suits her whim or convenience, It is often done before and after mar riage. The child christened Mary June may. when grown, dislike the combination and train her friends to call her Mary or Susan Elizabeth may become Elizabeth and ignore the first name altogether. II is a matter of individual choice. Stains From Red Sweater “I should like to know whjit will take out red stains from a white waist. I wore a red sweater with a white waist one day and it rained, dyeing the waist. I have washed and boiled it, but the stains still remain in it. Kindly tell me what i can do to remove them? L. W. S." Salt of lemon will remove the stains, or lemon Juice and salt rubbed into them faithfully. Lay in the sun and wet hour ly all day long with lemon Juice. Rinse with clear water and if a trace of red be left repeat the process. I could rec* omniend these confidently If the garment had not been washed and the stain boiled into the fabric, but you may try the lemon Juice and salt. It can do no harm. Stains and spots should be treated be fore the injured article Is washed. Would Join Woman's Organization "Three sisters wish to join the Daugh ters of Veerana of the Civil War. Will some one kindly tell ine to whom to apply for informatio concerning the organ ization? Is th 6 an old German or Ger man-American woman who would visit my moher a tew imoti a week and help her pass he long, tedious days? There may bo one such who is lonely and who tfould be glad of a place to visit. "MRS. M. L. R." Tour query as to the Daughters of Vet erans is referred to members of this or kindred organizations. Where are the headquarters of the order? The call for the elderly woman is echoed—with a dif ference—in your second inquiry. I Bhall give your address with pleasure to any one who can supply the "want." Home for a Child "1 noticed a few days ago that a woman wants to give a home to a child, but docs not want to adopt it. That is exactly what I should like to do. I have a home to offer to p child of school age. 6 to 1C years of age; one with a sunny nature and affectionate disposition, boy or girl— preferably a boy. I don't care if it bt; the child of an unfortunate mother; in fact, I should be glad of such a one, for I could give It love and care. While we are poor, we have a comfortable home and live well and have hearts that are full of love for little ones. I feel that I am too old to take the responsibility of adopting one, so want to assist a child to get an education. MRS. S. H." I lay your interesting letter before read ers who will recognize and hofior the mother heart throbbing through every line. A mother who must resign her child to another's care because she Is too poor to feed and clothe it may see here the solution of a terrible problem. Fashionable Penmanship From Judge. "Looks like a futile transaction all round." "What are you kicking about now?" "This fad for large expensive paper from a young man and used it all up writing him a note of thanks." Why Eat Nut Shells? \\ If it is u good tiling to eat the shell of wheat, why isn’t it a good thing to eat the shell of nuts? If it is nature’s intention that we should eat the shell of the wheat, why not also the skin of the orange or the peel of a lemon? If there is food value in the shell of the wheat, why throw away the skin of the banana or the crust of the squash? As a matter of fact no human stomach can digest the least part of the shell or bran of the wheat, and there’s ' no nourishment in it anyway. Roller Champion Flour the best cooks use” , e nourishing, digestible part of the of the bran. stible material into the stomach and ibout as logical as to put sand in the stomach unnecessary work? Is it in ; too long? Are stomachs so good that ?m out with useless grinding? | ion is the finest product of modern ?m milling is so far ahead of old time / the ignorance of the old timers tol City Milling: Company Grand Rapids, Mich. * ACCOMPLISHED IN VERY UNIQUE WAY i Indebtedness of $200,000,000 Almost Cancelled Since . His Arrival Here GAIN IN EXPORTS IS PHENOMENAL The Sudden Growth in Our Exports One of the Most Remarkable Things in the History of Commerce By 1101,1, AMI . New York, November 1.—(Special.)—Not tho least of the sudden shifts and lighl rang-like changes which have character ized our International financial and trade condition since August 4 Is one set forth in intimations which came from Wash ington in the latter part of last week that after all it may prove to be unnecessary for Sir George 1‘aish and Basil R. Black ett to hold further conferences with the Secretary of the Treasury, the federal reserve board and representatives of the strong American banks. Sir George Paish | had been in the United States less than | two weeks when these apparently author- ' ized reports, came from Washington ! With Mr. Brackett he represented the British treasury, and the visit of these two men was official in the sense that they were authorized by the chancellor of1 the exechequer to fix upon agreements with the United States, if possible, by. means of which the blockade of sterling exchange would be removed so that there would be fairly good facilities, from the financial point of view, for resuming our international trade, especially with Great Britain. The visit here of these represen tatives of the chancellor of the exche quer is without any parallel. Represen tatives of the federal treasury, especially in civil war days, occasionally visited Great Britain in tho hope that arrange ments might be made by means of which the investors of Great Britain would be persuaded to invest in United States bonjjUi, but none in official authority in Great Britain has done so. At no other time, however, hus there been anything like the condition which characterized, from the financial or money point of view, the relations between Greut Britain and the United States immediately after the outbreak i»f the European war. Among other incident's associated with this condition was the fact that there was a large amount of Indebtedness upon cur rent accounts which merchants and oth ers in tho United States owed to mer chants, manufacturers and bankers of Great Britain. In normal times, this in debtedness would have been liquidated by means *of exports from the United States to Great Britain. In the financial district of this city it has been commonly believed that tho principal object of the visit of Sir George Paish and his associates was to persuade those debtors to make ns large a payment 03 possible in gold. Bankers in this city have .said since Sir George departed for Washington, that, with perfect frankness, he stated that London would be glad to have a large amount of gold sent to Ot tawa, which for banking purpose was identical with London. A thorough censorship was established over the conferences between Sir George and the American authorities. It was a voluntary censorship, having no authority behind it, but it availed to prevent the publication of any details of these con ferences. The Sudden Change Of a sudden there came a change which is likely completely to affect and in a beneficial manner the United States. It may be that Sir George will be able to Inform the cliancellor and the British banking authorities, and may have al ready done so, that our trade relations with Great Britain are speedily to be normal. Therefore, It mav not be neces sary for any official action to bo taken either by the United States or by Great Britain for tile relief of the situation That there will be benetit to both coun tries HS a result of these conferences is beyond question, but it will bo of a moral character Illustrated by satisfactory understanding between two countries. Trade, which was suddenly developed of magnitude unprecedented, has made possible this satisfactory change In our international financial relations Prin cipally within the time which covers Sir George Palsh’s visit, or if his pas sage across the ocean be Included then entirely within the time since he left Great Britain, tho foreign trade of the United States lias Increased so greatly that| the statisticians are able to report that the money value of the exports from the United States in tho three weeks that elapsed between Sir Georges departure from Kngland and the time when the figures were pub lished aggregated $200,000,000. Thut is practically the amount estimated by Sir George as our Indebtedness on current account to Great Britain. These figures in themselves constitute a phenomenon for which there is no precedent in our commercial history or probably that of any other nation. For there was a gain in about five weeks—six at the most_ of about $200,000,000. If the money value of exports for the next 12 monthB be for each month equally as large, then we shall have sold to other coun tries commodities of the value of be tween $3,000,000,000 and $4,000,000 - 000, A Marvelous Phenomenon When the history of the relation of the United States to the European war is written and the story Is told of the manner in which problems which were original and which were of unparallod magnitude were worked out by the leading minds In the United Stutqs pos sibly the most Interesting chapter will be the one which contains an account of the amazing change In the course of a-few weeks In our foreign trade re lation and of the effect of that change upon the international money market situation. A week or 10 days ago, Sir George Paish was saying in conferences, as re ported, that England would be very glad If American debtors on current ac count would pay their debts In gold or us far as possible in gold. While these conferences were in progress American industry and business Were swiftly providing means by which these obligations would he met without en tailing the use of gold In any amount, possibly none at all hereafter. If It were possible to report without violat ing confidence what lias been disclosed In confidence by tbe managers of lead ing industries the public would read the reports witli amazement. There are in dustries which for the past two years have been running on one-half or one third time, but are now operating on full time. There are industries, one in particular in New Kngland, which are operating night and day on three shifts, having received orders t1 >ney value of which was someWha cess of a million dollars. These < began to pour in about mid-Sep 1 ^-lt Max May were free to take ► iblic Into his confidence he wouty' • able un THE FINANCE New York, November 1.—Sentiment over the business prospect has been decisively brighter during the past week. \Kven in the steel trade a hopeful note was sounded* I n gress was made in working out the cotton problem, although some financial Institutions in the west and other in terior points show a lack of enthusiasm for the plan. Great Britain's exemption of cotton from all contraband restrictions when shipped in neutral vessels, even to belligerent countries, released large export orders. T^iis was a prime fac^>r In the drop in foreign exchange rates to nearly normal. Confidence was unabated that the cotton pool would be operated and an early reopening of cotton exchanges was expected. lie-establishment of an onen market for cotton would insure re newal of laying by mills. Clearing up of contraband questions also helped export baying of copper. Urgent demand for foodstuffs from abroad continued and doubtedly to say that the institution of which ho is vice president, and which has handled In a single year somewhat in excess of two billions in foreign ex change, carried on transactions be tween October 1 and October 21 of the •money value of $70,000,000, all of this representing foreign trade accounts. The institution in a single week since October 1 sold ten millions in sterling exchange, all of this bein^ represente*! by exports. One of the belligerent na tions will, by November 1, have bought in the United States various commodi ties, food and war equipment, of the aggregate value of $30,000,000. This record of exports, marvellous in the suddenness in which it has been developed and causing astonishment by reason of tlie magnitude of the pur chases, is the reply which industry in the United States is able to make to Sir George Paish and his associate, Mr. Blackett. J-’hr exports of the money value of those which have been sold and shipped in about three weeks will be sufficient to furnish all the foreign exchange probably that will bo needed for the liquidation of indebtedness on current account to Great Britain. Proba bly one of the reasons why members ol the administration at Washington were persuaded that there would be no fur ther occasion for conferences with tlie representatives of the HrltiBh treasury was due to the assurance that the some what perilous cotton situation is cer tain to be straightened out and for that reason heavy exports of cotton art: likely to begin and to he maintained during the rest of this calendar year Therefore, what are called cotton bills can be drawn in largo amounts, and these are as good as gold in establish ing credit for the United States in Lon don. APPORTION STATE SCHOOL FUND Moulton, November 1.—(Special.V—'Th< Lawrence county board education hai just apportioned the state fund to its 7. schools. The amount allotted the counts this year is $19,434.25. This fund will lx considerably Increased later by the mill tax and t lie poll tax. At present 1< or more schools have not secured teach ers for the winter term. By far the great er number of schools will open within tin next, two weeks, and many will not b< divided this year into a winter and sum mer term. TO MAKE RESERVISTS PRISONERS OF WAR London, November 1.—(6:25 p. m.)-—Th< ! British official information bureau is j sued the following today; “In view of tlie action taken by th< | German forces in Belgium and I'ranee o removing as prisoners of war all person liable for military service, his majesty'! government lias given instructions tha all enemy reservists on neutral vesseli shall be made prisoners of war.” If Cotton Is Worth Holding; It Is Worth Protecting It should be properly warehoused, where it will be safe from the weather and from fife. (The other day $14,000 worth of cot ton burned up in a tem porary warehouse in Ala bama without a cent of in surance.) Send your cotton to us and you will get ware- ^ housing that is warehous ing and insurance that in sures. Another advantage of storing with us is tlpd it helps you to carry your cotton. You can borrow money more readily with our warehouse receipt's; and our 7 per cent interest bearing notes offer you practical relief if all jther means fail. Sent vour cotton to us * x). —it will pay you to do so. Warrant Warehouse Co. (Magnolia Compress and i Warehouse Company, Mo bile, Ala.) U_ SITUATION many domestic centers reported buying of war supplies on a large scale. The nearly normal conditions in foreign exchange which have followed the flood of exports naturally reduces the menace of for* an liquidation of securities, but the time for resuming regular trading on tne stock exchanges remains a matter of conjecture The order of the comptroller >f the currency to pass collateral in na tional bank loans at July 30 prices, is cal cu aied to stabilize values of securities, but may check the tendency of borrowers to reduce loans. Notable easing of money rates is result ing from the imminence of federal reserve uank openings on November 16, with re lease of cash reserve estimated at over Woo.uOO. Marked improvement was shown In Investment demand for short time »e curlties. Local banks made further progress In their work of rehabilitation during the week with a material increase in excess •"Hsh reserves and further gains of cash. The surplus now shown by these institu tions is vastly more than that reported for the correslanding period of the two pre ceding years. .. - ■* ' :ji HAS BETTER TONE Spots and Futures Score Material Advance Dur ing Week New Orleans. November 1.—The cotton market had a decidedly better tone this week, both spots and futures scoring; ma terial advances In the face of an In crease In the movement. Offering? of spots, however, were none too liberal and In the ’market for liquidation trades, buyers had to bid prices up on themselves In order to bring out the cot ton, Jumiary closed ut about 7.15c bit mid 7.60c asked. In the spot department middling closed at. 6%e, a net gain ol Sc for tile week. On the week-end, m the highest, January- traded at 7.40c. Further Improvement this week is ex pected by a large element In the mar ket, owing to the continued betterment of general tbmncial and eonynercial con ditions. Traders were rather disappoint cd this week In not receiving any dell nlte announcement regarding tho date ol the reopening of the future rings but many expect such an announcement tliii week. Much depends upon the attitude ol farmers from now on, since the bulk ol , the crop Is gathered, la last being ginned and Is In producers’ hands In marketable shape. The measures taken to rellevt financial conditions In the cotton belt II Is claimed by those who are bulllshl) Inclined are already having their tiffed and will have oven more effect hi tin near future. On the other hand then are other traders who believe that tin present period of firmness will he follower by a period of easiness owing to tin ' pressure of the crop at the height ol its niovehient. CONCESSIONS MADE IN STEEL MARKET ; Credits Remain Strained, However, and Bank Ac commodations Narrow New York, November 1.—Because the steel companies needed orders, conces sions of from $1 to $3 a ton were made during last week. Credits, however, re mained strained and banking accommo dations were still confined within nar row limits so that the lower prices wer« net effective In bringing about a large! volume of business. Semi-finished steel for export Bold sev eral dollars per ton below the asklnfi prices for domestic shipments. Bars rlates and shapes are $1 per ton lowei si $1.05 to $1.10 base mill. Sheets are dowi $3 per ton to $1.85, and $2.85, respectively for black and galvanized. Tin plat* dropped $2 to $3 per ton with offering! at $3.15 to $3.25 to base box. The principal railroad equipment orderi of the week included 2600 tons of rat for the Baltimore And Ohio and 4400 ton* for the Southern railway. The Northen Pacific ordered 760 steel ear underframe! and the Big Four bought 10 locomotive! while other lines took bids on bridge work calling for about 2600 tons of steel The navy department awarded contract! for 32,000 tons of armor plate and stee for the battleships California, Mississlpp and Idaho. One European order for Sfio< tons of armor plate was taken by a Pitts burg mill. Steel building and highway bridge contracts called for 12,000 tons oi fabricated structural steel. The pig iron trade was more or lesi demoralized with prices lower and fur naces aggressive for business. NEGRO NORMAL SCHOOL INSPECTED Normal, November 1.—(Special.)—Hon William F. Feagin, state superlntenden of education, in company with the Loan of trustees, and Senator-elect James H Price, and Rcpresentutlves-elect J. W Grayson and Edward Johnson, made t thorough inspection of the State Agrl cultural and Meclianical College for Ne gioes at this place today. After visit lug the many shops and buildings, lunch eon was served the party by the cook Irig classes in the girls’ trade building after which an informul session of tin board of trustees was held which was at tended by the visiting friends to listen t< the report read by President Walter S Buchanan of the college, touching upoi the work of thu graduates of the lnstitu tion, so far as he has been able t< i gather the information. It was found tha | since 1S77. 1917 young people have beet tIUed for lives of usefulness and award ed diplomas by this institution. These graduates, according to Presiden Buchanan’s report, are ejnpluyed as fol lows: Principals of district schools, 156 teachers In rural schools. 263; principals o: secondary or high schools, 12; teacher: in grammar and high schools, 76; doctors 30; lawyers, 6; dentists, 5; pharmaslsts, 3 druggists. 10; working at trades, 146 bankers, 3; United States government ser vice, 25; Jeanes teachers, 7; directors o book establishments, 2; editors and Jour nallsts, 8; bookkeepers, 15; United State; farm demonstrators. 1; undertakers am embalmors, 6; contractors and builders 8; United States bureau of education, 1 farmers, 326, and housekeepers, 480. An Important Difference Freni the Wosnlngton Star. •"Haven't your opinions oil this subjec undergone a change?" "No." replied Senator Sorghum. "But your views aa you expressed then sometime ago- " "Those were not my views. Those tver my Interviews “ tHere t * Present for You! * t t ^ A new delightfully flavored j I Peppermint gum — double 1 ' ^ strength — lots of “Pep!” Double wrapped to keep it tresh and full-flavored. Five cents a package of 5 big sticks — enough for the family. A Each stick is like a spicy | Peppermint Lozenge with a long w lease of life—it lasts! Each package is wrapped in a United SHARING Coupon good for valuable presents. Mode by the manafactwron of the widely-known I WRIGLEYSb. ▼ — which means quality, cleanliness and flavor. Try ^nmnnan^ today! STOCK RAISING NEW INDUSTRY IN HALE COUNTY Greensboro, November 1.—(Special.! Stock raising Is fast becoming a promi nent industry of Hale county. Hon. A M. Tqnstall recently purchased some tlm Pole Durham cattle in Kentucky for hi? farm near Greensboro. All are registered stock, offspring of the famous "Orangt Blossom and Butterfly" herds of Scotland Among the number are several prize win ners in this fall's Kentuek> State Pail at Louisville. Mr. Tunstall has already i large herd of fancy bred Pole cuttle Farmers of thin section have tuk. n ti cattle raising In earnest and will have none but the best breeds. Two carloads of cattle were shipped from GrcenAborc yesterday, and while the cars were be ing loaded at the depot a largo crow gathered to admire the fine cattle. RUSSIANS TAKE 8000 PRISONERS London, November 1.—Reuter's Petro grad correspondent says: "It la semi officially announced that several dlvjslom participating In the attack on Bakalar l l zewo, East Prussia, which began Tuesday# “Between Gerbatkallzh and the Vis tula the Russians captured in the foue <Jpys ending last Wednesday, 82 officers ami 8000 men. belonging chiefly to the Fifth Hungarian corps. 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