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THE LEXINGTON INTELLIGENCER, LEXINGTON, BIO. THE Lexington Iptelliffencer A. W. ALLEN. Editor and Publisher. Issued weekly on Fridays. Sub-! acriptiun $1.50 per year, payabte I tfr-.ly in advance. Entered as second-class mail matter at the Fostoffice in Lexington, Missouri. All communications to jro into print in THE INTELLIGENCER must be signed. The National Democratic Com-' mittee should prevail on Pres-; ident Harding to deliver his Birmingham speech on "The Po-j litical Rights of the Negro Peo-' pie in the South," at some con-; venient point prior to the next, election. The results would be' very gratifying. I merica until after this country was discovered in 1492. Corn in the United States is maize or Indian corn. Indian corn ivS corn in common com merce and conversation only where corn or Indian maize is the principal cereal crop. In England wheat is called corn. In Scotland oats is often called corn. In China rice is called corn, and in certain portions of the Near East barley is called com. Strictly speaking "corn is the seed of any one of the cereal grasses which include wheat, oats, maize, barley rye, sorgh um, sugar cane, grain sorghum, etc. Note: Recent legislation has given the word "corn" another and very popular meaning. An Act of . Providence By MARTHA M. WILLIAMS. I. 111, ty VletJIur Nawupaper Hyndtcie. "Mercy ! Hour 1 huie dewing Kansas City being full of, smallpox, it is only a question of : time when it will reach Lexing-I ton. A very sensible thing to ' do j would be to get vaccinated. The school authorities, backed by the doctors of Lexington, have made an order making vaccination compulsory. This order should meet with no opposition. j The Quail a Friend of Man. While you fight the chinch bug, redouble your efforts to in crease Bob-white quails, so says Mr. A. C. Burrill of the Missouri College of Agriculture. The quail eats from 500 to 1,000 chinches at a meal, and their stomachs crave another meal every two hours. Quails are the only wild bird which specializes on chinch bugs in the winter xeason. To protect the Bob-white to the best advantage a group of several farmers may co-operatively publish a notice in the county papers, forbidding hunt ers to shoot quails on their premises. This has been done successfully in many Missouri communities. Several county papers already are running such notices, properly drawn up and kept standing in the paper thru out the hunting season". In such cases the publisher will add the name of any farmer in the county and keep it there for 50 cents (more or less, according to local rates) for the season. The quails fight your bug bat tle for you, both winter and summer. What Is Corn? The Missouri State Board of. Agriculture has often been call ed upon to answer the question of "what is com?" This query' sounds foolish in Missouri or in any other Corn Belt county, but; the facts are that the word corn or its equivolent is and has been used in every country under the sun for thousands of years, although "corn" as we use the word was not discover ed and found as a native of A- The Best Christinas Gift. Can you remember that Christmas when you' first re ceived The Youth's Companion among your Christmas pres ents? You can perhaps recall the titles of some of the serial stories i;i those early numbers, and you can well remember howj everyone in the family wanted to read your paper. To-day The Companion mak es the ideal Christmas present.' growing boys and girls, should be without the tried and true Youth's Companion the friend and entertainer of hosts of peo ple, old and young. The Companion ia true to the best American ideals of life, giving every week a generous supply of the best stories, cur rent events, comments on the world's doings, with special pages for Boys, for Girls and for the Family. The 52 issues of 1922 will be crowded with serial stories short stories, editorials, poetry 'facta and fun. Subscribe now and receive: 1. The Youth's Companion 52 issues in 1922. 2. All the remaining issues of 1921. j3. The Companion Home Calen j dar for 1922. j All for $2.50. 1 (4. Or include McCall's Magazine , the monthly authority on j fashion. Both publications, I only $0.00. The Youth's Companion, .. Commonwealth Ave., & St. Paul New Subscriptions received at Sts., Boston, Mass. A marriage license has been issued to the following: . Julia M. Pregge Concordia Lydia M. Menaenkamp ...Corder CASTORIA For Infants and Children In Use For Over 30 Years Always bears the Signature HOUSEKEEPERS 1EDS RUGS DRAPERIES WINDOW SHADES TABLE RUNNERS McCAUSLANDS Klinor said j,'evi.-.hly as hT ilireud marled lor the third time ia u minute. "But mot quite as much as you love new frocks pretty ones," Ions answered, adding with b smile: "Never mind the knots it's a sure sign when yur thread tie up no you'll be mar ried and hiipiy before what you are sowing on weurs out." "If I believed that H Elluor b.v giiD with a lurking smile. "Hut of course It's noiixenne Ktip'ratitiu:is all are." "I'iii not ho sure," Doris said teas ingly. "Science is finding out that a heap of superstitions, so called, are surface indications of Importaut facts." "How ridiculous I" from Klinor. Doris went ou reflectively : "Sup pose something inside you powerful enough To captivate a big man was also powerful enough to make your thread electric you know almost everything goes hack now to electricity- " "1 dou'i know any such thing and 1 wImIi yon wouldn't parade the l'aot that you do. You make ni head ache wore-nnd It's bud enough at n-si. I'liles help Mmi'Uov, thin rubbishy thing, tonchinj; her work scornfully, "will never gel done In time nor be fit to look at" "Stcpmnnia will help If you ak her nicely," Doris bantered. Elinor sprang up. stamping her foot, angry tears Hooding her cheeks.' "You know I won't ask her I can't," she sobbed "She ought to do It with out asking taking my mother's place. And you, my own cousin, ought to help." "Like hi-aven. wo help thoso who help themwlve," Doris returned. Kllnnr flung heroelf across the bd, crying hard. Mm at Ui sound of her name, spokeu In a strong, young toIc below Malm, the tears ceased magically--srer nouns little business MP"th the powdsr-puff, she trlptwd away, a pattern of April sunshine. "If I knew enough, I'd write a pro found theils on Ths Alternative Value of a Timely beau.' " Doris commented philosophically: "But thoss who need It wonld neither read It, nor heed It. Dick Brownley leant of all. He thttiks Bliss Elinor came straight from heaven by air-express. Because, forsooth, she has bahy-eurls. a beautiful baby-stnre. dances like a sunbeam, and sings like sersph. Strictly ornamental One for keeping tn cotton wool or under a glass casH, hut apt to get chipped In this rotijrh ftnd tumble world. How ever. It Is none of uiy funeral. I'm no feminine knight-errant yearning to save men from ib d'-ir- of their own hearts." Klinor rushed back crying: "Pot on yonr hat. Do tick wants us to go motoring yon know I can't, unless you will. Thank, to a stepmother. We're to be gone all day lunch at some swagjrer country club, and dine at another. flie--srcpmother, you know has planned tn touch me canning this afternoon. Fancy .ipeudlng it lu Lhc kitchen with such weather outside." "You might do wors. I'd prefer it to plnyinK guot-eberry." Doris said, her eyes spt cnl.itlve. "Oh: You won't do thru -Dk I to p'cl; up another man over at ihe 'J'rivers place," Elinor mlil coaxlnirly : "Do come, old dear Kvi-ry thing may depend on it." In spite of bctt'T Judgment, Doris went. She was really sorry for Elinor, a badly spoiled child, suddenly brought under a curb. s:rct if kindly. Nat urally she ws unhappy. Marriage wag a way out ii might also be a way Into worse and more lasting tin happlness. Dick Brownley was as spoiled as Klinor, as headstrong, and extravagant. He would imike ducks and drakes of u decent Inheritance If unchecked. Klinor would not check him. But, snld Doris to herself, smil ing whimsically: "What a good time they will hnve spending everything together." The man picked up should have warned Doris he was so deep-dyed a cleric, pallid almost to anemia and solemn as an owl. lie looked. Indeed, much like the bird of wisdom, peer ing through huge horn-rlmmed glassies set astride a beaky nose. Enter taining hltn was easy It Involved no more than playing audience. But his droning answered to mask the amorous dialogue In full blast on the front seat. Luncheon at Ihe country club reduced It to the terms of blushes, giggles and heads touching as they bent together over the menu. Still Doris was obtuse It was, she thought, only the rebound. Elluor had been held at home sewing for the two days past. Naturally, accumulated affection broke out now. But presently as thqy sped past a roadside stone Doris knew Hint they were In another state. Then she been me uneasy this neighbor state was a Gretna Green for im patient couples In that they had quitted. She touched Dick's shoulder, asking: "Is this an elopement or what?" "Nol yet, but soon," he answered with I grin. "We'll e. Ktgby In about len minutes." "I say not." Doris retorted. "You don't mean you'll try to peach:" ll-k demanded, Hushing deeply. "I won't see Klinor perjure her self," from Doris. "She Is not ekh-teen-in, can't imirry without her futlicr'; ron.-ent." "She will, all samee," Pick snt' impudently. "For, if you try to hlo-W the game, right here Is where yon g -i off. We've no use for trouble-maker. Unless you promise to be good, n you go, right here and now " "Oh. Dick!" Klinor protested, hid ing her face. "You you mustn't " "But 1 will." from Dick grimly, checking the car. Doris gave hltn a cutting smllo. "1 wonder you don't throw me out," she said. "But that might make trouble litter. "Klinor dear, come with me." "I I know I ought to but but 1 can't." Klinor waHled. The car shot ahead, the predestined parson waving his hat deferentially to Doris. S!ie looked about her. Thirty miles from home, a stranger, with Just a bit of change in her bug. The case seemed desperate, but she rose to It gallantly. Half a mile off she saw a handsome house a car wiik turning in to It she b.'iiled it. Maying breathlessly: "Please take me In there. It Is Im portant I will tell you why later." Later by some two minutes she stood before a telephone, which the wondering Indy of the house had cheer fully put at her service She got her number almost at once held a brief conversation, at the close of which she sat down weakly, covered her face with both hands, and let tears of re lief flow unchecked between her lingers. The license clerk looked the ap plicants over compassionately. Kli nor was so appealingly pretty, so trustful, evidently so much afraid. !!. cleared his throat, saying with kindly gruffness to Dick : "Too late by Ju i seven minutes, young num. I've Ju t had telephone orders from your irlrl father a mighty tine man, Ma,i-r Lane to refuse you n license, as she is under age, and he's dead against your having her and to detain h r until lie can come for her " "I'd like to see you detain her.'' Dick hurst out hotly. The cler. looked at hltn steadily. "Young men, there's a law against kidnapping. M wife will be here in a jiffy to tabs chv of the young lady until the major comes Here Dick sprang for ward, his face demoniac, nissinr iu strike the elder man. Sonieihhof stayed him Elinor, soft and cliugini. Swinging bard upon his arm, si cried clearly to five .offldsl : "Thar.; you, sir and Owland Dorisff.:' saving me!" and prsniptly sank In a dead faint. The thwarted elopement tnrneH out to be a providence. Major Laii and his girl found osth other otrr again. Dtck effaced himself: bi of all. not a word got abroad. A fur Doris, the man she appealed 1 tosk her home Joyously. And beta -Christmas they were married to live happy ever after, let us hops. BIRDS MAKE LONG VOYAGES Rtrords Kept in England Show Tht 8oms of Thsm Travsl Rsally markabls Distance. The London Zoological society hr a record of all birds ehservert in Greet Britain and the BrttHi coasts that si n' "Indigenous to tls British Isle but have flown tMfher from the co; tlnent. In England it is wild tti naturalists, ornithologists. Ilghthons keeper, muster of vessels, cos.-! guardsmen, fanners and rountr. gentlemen report strange birds tin:: they observe, and always give tb date and circumstance of their obsei varlons. This list, it s said, reveals man- strange h: niieniiisj-. I'.'nls native to eastern Siberia and China, Norl i Africa and the Arctic regions lisv- lieen observed in Ureal lltilain. bin. of course, this is unite rare. Tlierv are, however, s number of recorde : Instances of American hlrd f-os in;: the Atlwilic ami being seen autl shot In England. Now and then birds that are not strictly migratory gather In enormous (lucks and 'sweep over several hundred miles of country. The cause of this action is a mystery to the students of bird life. 'Many years sco. which N a matter of historical record. Turkey and Bulgaria were Invaded by enormous flocks of the bird known ns the rose -mlored pastor. These birds proved very de structive to the vlnevards and grow ing erors. and the ieasants had to turn nut In force and kill them It is said a flock of ihi;e pastor would strip a tree of Its fruit In a few minutes. Women's Portraits on Stamps. Only three women have been por trayed on 1'nOed Stales stamps. Martha Washington. Queen Isabella of Spain and the Indian girl, Poca hontas, who saved the life of Capt. John Smith. The Martha Washington stamp was the S -cent value Issued In 1IHI2, the portrait being a miniature copy of Gilbert Slunrt's famous paint Ing of Ihe first president's wife. It was In use about six years and then was superseded with a new one bear ing Washington's portrait. Queen Isabella I of Spain wis por trayed on the Columbus commemora tion stamps of 180,'t mid on one of ths Jamestown exposition stamps of 1!K7 was a portrait of the Indian princess, rocshontss. Old-Fashionsd. "Is your wife fund of dancing?" "Yes." "But you never fome to our dances any more?" "No. Mother, I inn glad to say. feels that she would rnther stay home and look after the children tuid know they are safe than go to a dunce. Bather im !d fashioned notion but highly coiiincnihibli, don't you tlii'iV?" 'vC'lgfiffisaSESiteal 4y I 1 Ilia u A 1 i. l- " M lw t.'f!'1, 5ir mi w For Infants rind Children. 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