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Thursday. April 7. 1021
BEWILDERING TO THE MIND Evtryday Measurements of Sclencs That Are Almost Beyond Ccin f prehension of the Layman. One srpnt difficulty In the stcly of astronomy Is to comprehend tho Im mensity of the distances and sizes In volved. For Instance, we can form no conception of the blze or distance of the sun. Suppose there was a fplierlcal shell of the diameter of the sun. Suppose a great penle should drop Into this shell, every second, nlpht and day, a boll tho tlze of tho earth. How lone would It take to fill tho fheil? Would It take an hour, a day, or a week? In fact, It would take two weeks, and when full the shell would contain more than 1,000,0000 earths. The distance to the sun Is 0.1.000.000 miles. How lorif: would It take a can non hall to reach tho sun. If jshot from the earth, and continued on Its course at a uniform velocity? In order not to underestimate the distance some might say n year. In fact It would than l.ooo.ooo earths. Astronomically speaUfnjr, the above distance Is very short. The sun Is our nearest star. Strain, the Imagination by trying to comprehend the velocity of light which would pass seen time nround the earth In one second of time. Now stagger the brain by trying to think of stars, so remote from us that a million years are required for their light to cross the criminous abyss that hopn titles them frun us. Think of Itl When that ray of light, which now enters the eye, started on Its course, irhaps there was no life on this earth. John Candee Iean in the Indianapolis News. -THE ALMA nECORn- PAGE FIVE t REFUSED HAND OF SULTAN Offer of Marriage by Ruler of Sulu Wa3 Turned Down by Alice , Roosevelt. The Moro Is not all bad. lie has hl.s good points. Thvre iias never been a case where a Moro has murdered an American woman, and there are many American women In Moroland. This abstinence, however, Is not due to Moro chivalry, but to the fact that In the Moro thought women have no souls. Not that the believed soullessness of the sex keeps the Moro from bo ln' a ladies' man. In fact, he Is In clined to bo very gallant. Thy fa mous visit of the Taft party, iic companled by the then Miss Alice Koosevelt, some years ago (and long to be remembered In the Phil ippines), was attended by a chai ncterlstic exhibition of Moro gal lantry. When this party visited Jolo no trip to the islands would be complete without visiting this picturesque island his royal high ness, the sultan of Sulu,' immedi ately offered his hand In marriage to the daughter of the President. He addressed her as the American princess, and the name of Princess Alice still clings to her In the Phil ippine?. The fact that his highness already had a couple of dozen wives scattered around tho town was no deterrent in case cf a Mohammedan monarch. Encouraging the Hen. The modern method of Increasing the quantity, of egg that may be ob tained from hens Is turning on electric Hchts In their pens In the middle of the night, thereby awakening them, to the end that they eat nn extra meal and thus approach closer than ever be fore the Ideal of laying an egg a day, week after week. One cannot but think that this lengthening of the working day for hens Is a device of the same penlus who discovered that there was no need of arising at dawn to feed the poultry. He simply waited until after the henyard denizens had pone to roost, and then scattered their morning meal. The hens found their breakfast waiting for them In the monWnr, while the Ingenious one arose find went about the affairs of the day only when ho felt so Inclined. No chanticleer called him to work. "Automobile" Street Car. Mechanical arrangement similar In many respects to that of an automo bile Is tho distinguishing feature of a new form of gasoline-driven Interur ban car described In Popular Me chanics Magazine. Though the body, seating 35 passengers, Is like that of a standard modern street car, thero Is a lon hood extending In front, In which the 50-horscpow er engine Is mounted. An auto-type pear shift Is provided, and a shaft transmits the power to the rear wheels. Air brakes, electric lights,. and a hot water heating plant are other details of the equipment. The car makes a round trip of 40 miles In a little more than two and one-half hours, consuming about five nnd one-half gallons of gasoline, or one gallon to seven miles. Too Late. "Ah!" exclaimed the fallen baseball star as he wiped away a tear. "If 1 had only thought about that song the younjj people were singing when I was a bush league player I" ' "What was It?" asked a sympathetic friend. "Take Hack Tour Gold ! Klrm Ingham Age-Herald. Bad Housing and Tuberculosis. Ilecause of lack of bousing In New York Doctor Copeland, city health commissioner, fears on Increase In the tuberculosis mortality .rate. He says Insanitary conditions create an ex cellent field for the spread of disease nd are sure to result in a moral and mental degeneracy. Place your order for fall shrubs, Holland bulbs with K. II. K-iRue, 1004 Eastward street, Alma. 03-1 w. We would be pleaaed to abow you namples of Canaan coal. Brown- The Story of uur states Dy JONATHAN BRACE XXII. ALABAMA THE disco v ery of Alabama Is credited to De Koto In 1310. The English 'also laid claim to this territory and Included It in the grant to rorth Carolina. But it was the Trench who first net tled hero erecting In 1702 Fort St. Louis on Mobile F.ay and founding the town of Mobile nine years later. Mobile was for many yearg the capital of Louisi ana. Trance In 17C3 ceded the territory east of the Mississippi to England and the northern part of the present State of Alabama was Joined to the Illinois terri tory. The southern portion was known as West Florida. Serious conflict with the Indians was kept up for many years. In fact, even as late as 1S12, there was an uprising of the Creeks which resulted In terrible atrocltleand uias'sacres. During the Revolution West Tlorlda remained loyal to Eng land, but was seized by Spain only to be turned over to the United States In 1813. This Mo bile section wast then added to the northern district and the State of Alabama was formed and became the twenty-second state of the Union in 1S10. The meaning of the name Ala bama Is variously Interpreted. It was the name of an Indian tribe which Inhabited this ter ritory at the time of D Soto's first visit. After this tribe the river was named and the state was culled Alabama after the river. The Indian word was sup posed to mean "Here we rest," and these words are used on the state's coat of arms, but this In- I terpretat!n Is doubtful and Its real meaning is uncertain. Ala- bama l,s sometimes called the Tlantafion State. Its area Is 51,- J 10S square miles. (byMcClure Nwipper SjmdlckU.) ....................................,......... How John Dory Got His Spots. The dory Is one of the mackerel family with highly notable ancestry. He has many peculiarities of form and color, but none more mrrked than the two vivid red spots on bis sides. Tra dltlon says that It was from a dory that SL Teter took the coin with which to pay the 'tribute, and trat the two spots mark the place where he held the fish between his thumb and finger. We have fresh checked and leaker etfKs for sale. Brinjc your contain ers. Swift & Co. 93-2w Catarrh Can Bo Cured Catarrh is a local disease greatly influ cncel by constitutional conditions. It therefore requires constitutional treat ment. HALL'S CATA HKH MEDICINE Is tiken internally and arts through the Hlood on tho Mucous Surfaces ol the System. HALL'S CATA HUH MKPICIN K destroys the foundation o! the disease, pivci the patient strength by improving the general health and assist! nature in doing its work. All Druggists. Circulars free. F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio. Cut Flowers Shrubbery and Bulbs a Specialty EAST SIDE GREENHOUSE 716 East Superior Street Phone 237 Automobile Repairing ALI WOUK GUAKANTEED RICHARD LODEUYK 213 West Superior MICKIE SAYS tOM jest V4&VTfr Nttt. UMAt Ov4 fUt DOftEDUHCPVr4TrY Vt' CWAVCrAA FIGURES IN POLISH HISTORY Remarkable Family. A wotnnn with sir young "hopefuls" n assorted sizes entered the da; coach. She selected a double scat and occu pied one-half herself. The oldest child Ay down on the opposite seat and the jther five sat on his prostrate body. By and by the conductor appeared, and jpon being handed one full-fare ticket le sized up the little group and Enid: Tou'll have to pay for some of these children. What Is. the age of the old st?" To which the lady answered tartly: "Go on with ye; the oldest one la UDder five. Polish Melodies. The Poles have remained singularly free from eastern Influence. Their melodic Invention Is sometimes rather limited, but their tunes are always wonderfully embellished, and they of ten make ue of dlfllcult Intervals which would seem to be more suitable for an Instrument than for the voice. The effect of these songa is sad but full of Interest and In hearing them It Is easy to realize that Chopin was 1 thoroughly "national" tomposer. Countess Potocka, of Obscure- Birth, Became Wife of Great Nobleman of That Country. The Countess Potocka lived obscure ly In the days between the first and cond partitions of Poland. She was born In 17M, and was the (laughter of a Creek shoemaker at Constantinople. Her extraordinary beauty and her por. erty brought her to misfortune. A French consul named IloKcamp took her away from Constantinople to Po land. There the Is said to nave mar ried a ltusslnn general, and later to have divorced him. Then she' married Count Stanlslaw Felix Potocka, one of the wealthiest noblemen of Europe, a Pole of great Influence but slight ability, who Is re garded as a traitor who did much to bring ruin to Poland. The countess lived for many years In Perlln, where her beauty created a furore' In the ranks of society. She died there In Count Potocka was the Rockefeller of Poland. He owned several castles and enormous estates, possessing in the Ukraine alone no less than 3,000,. OoO acres. When he became of age he married secretly a very attractive cousin. When the story of.thelr elope ment was divulged there were terrllJe cyies. Although he was old enough to be a husband Felix was flogged and his young wife, berate! and shunned, finally threw herself Iuto a pond to es cape her persecutors. Money spent with us ouys not tmlj pood coal but satisfaction and reli ability as well. Brown-Ward Co., phone 27. COtf. fed sogocd but what 1 WH make you CHAS. II. MURPHY There are Bakeries and Bakers but you never see them so why not call at ' Smith's Bakery at 203 West Superior St. next- door to Arcada Hotel and see just how they Bake. We are always open for inspection. Special onlcr3. taken for all kinds of pastry. Why not try our Bread like, mother makes. 33 jqi: Mlfc Some a fjjf Other MrrMc mints. J JT Tir 4.v r ii it ait rii ai t-i dip th tolIM r F fMhnilH lhrr to M - , r-"V hWi' i to H KVr vmlrr. t -' 1 ,n , Awl M H I fj'v " food xhKl X ypy ' I, i,;iir,iiili!.L";l!i!!l,iii1l..lli;..i,iL1i,l.l.t.i,i.1.Li The A n c PWtrk I junclrm da both. Fplr tt Itprutctthete guoj methods. AoJ M It coiiibinet thrir iliiut-.. WHY confuse yourself trying to decide between washers that only lift and dip ( ), or only rock and toss ( ), the clothes? Obviously the ABC Electric Laundress, that does both, gives you the advantages of both, at the cost forone. This, makes your satisfac tion certain. We gladly make demonstrations. Eiricaundre 10 Dovn10 Monthly Campaign now on for A B C Wash ing Machine and Rcgina Cleaners. Demonstration upon request. EARL C. CLAPP HARDWARE Interesting Prehistoric Relic. ; A discovery that throws llht on prehistoric times has been inado In central France. In the cave of the "Three IlrotherV at Montesquieu, a wall painting, made In elemental rot ors of black and yellow, hns been found by savants. It Is apparently ir,M) years old. It represents a man, walking to the left, naked and be daubed with stripe Ills body Is lean ing forward, with his arms In front, and hands Joined. On his head Is a sort of mask represent a stag, and a horse's tall Is bound on his loin. Professor Pejjoeun believes It repre sents a primitive sorcerer to the ex ercise of his mysteries, and thst the cave In question was a prehistoric wizard's den. It Is conjectured the cave was wall ed up with Its occupants during a vol canic eruption countless thousands of years ago. TKACIIKItS EXAMINATION The examination for teachers will be held in the court house in the village of Ithaca, April 2H, 2D and .'!0, beginning- at 8 o'clock a. ni. each day. Write the Commissioner for bulletin No.K if interested. Howard Po'ter, i)'-''C Com. of Schools. You will tind tne best Butter Cup wrappers. oread in 02-tfc BUTTER of Quality YOU WILL LIKK IT Every pound sold with a mon ey back guarantee. We churn every day and have fresh butter milk, cottage cheese, milk, cream and eggs. Also a full line of Pastry and Dread. HOME BAKED I1EANS We solicit a share of your pa tronage. Wolverine Dairy Co. 203 EAST SUl'KKIOIt Special This Week ON Enameled, Aluminum, Copper and Pyrex Ware Investigate Our Prices y Ead- Co Cflapp HARDWARE II x II "J'11 ' p Mimmmt ' -np Fresh -Fruits Apples, Oranges Lemons, Grapefruit and Bananas THE FINEST OF Candies, Tobaccos and Cigars We keep the best and solicit your trade. Piccolo Bros. & Biafore THE I'KUIT STORE Jl has taken a partner in the fun busi ness. It's Jackie Gwgan, the Kid. They're the greatest combination of mirth-makers who ever K't toother; and the lauphs that Charlie maybe ov erlooks come fresh and snappy from the kid. And would you believe us if we told you that here and there, through the six great reels of the big gest comedy the world has ever seen, there's a sob? It's a fact and that's what makes the laughter bigger still. The comedy that took a year to make! Written and Directed by Charles Chaplin. The comedy that's worth every dollar and every minute that went into it! Enough laughs for a year! Follow the Crowds to 66 .Or" n 99 "Didn't we take a year to make it Kid" 'Betcha Life, we did' Next Thursday and Friday April 14th and 15th MATINEE Adults 30c Children 11c EVENINGS Adults 10c, including tax Children 11c B 1 ! ii V4 Hi X ' B i T r 1 V, r i 1 'S ii :l -V v n i Ward Co., phone Zf. ovu.