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COVINGTON, TENNESSEE. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 1, 1917.
PAGE SEVEN i FLYING FISH HARD TO "BA Shooting, .From Fast-Moving Boat,. It Take Expert Marksmanship to Bring Them Down. , "I could stand here and shoot flying fish If the ship was sinking," said J. C. .Pugglns, musical instrument magnate kit Chicago, according to, au Avalon X Santa Catnilna Island) correspondent of the Fresno Herald. IMgglns la a crack rifle shot, end un doubtedly the best marksman among the millionaire sportsmen who come to Catnilna every season to hunt and fish, lie has bagged as many as 41 lying fish In n single day, and has hjt three straight without a single uilss. These strange creatures of the deep, which both swim and fly, average 14 inches In length. It is said the mono plane Is patterned after the hying fish. They are hunted from the speediest kind of motor craft, most famous of which Is the huge Catalan Flier, skip pered by Capt. Joe McAfee, veteran sea' banter on the Catalina banks. Captain McAfee's boat Is equipped -with a 100-horse power motor, and makes a speed of 20 knots In the open eea. He takes many millionaire sportsmen out, some of whom Come from the far corners of the earth espe cially to shoot fish. With the boat pitching In a heaving sea and the fish springing out of the water at most unexpected places, any man may well be nroud of his marks- mansnip wno uiuies n uozeu mis oui Of a box of cartridges. A small-caliber rifle Is used in this sport, and a man must shoot with open sights. , i i i lit. j i i. . ARTIFICIAL EYES OF RUBBER experiment! Recently Made In France Show That They Are Superior to Glass Ones. Glass eyes are always more or less uncomfortable, and frequently unsight ly, and It is Interesting, therefore, "when the deformities of war are so aerious a subject of consideration, to learn that two French workers, MM. Lemattre and Teullllert-s, have evolved an etlrely new method of replacing a lost eye. They aimed at producing a substance of sufficient elasticity 5 and softness to respond to the changes in the eye-socket, and at the same time of ufflclent hardness to present a smooth, natural effect between the eyelids. Experiment led them to take careful casts of the socket in plaster and to make from these casts the body of an artificial eye which should exactly fit the socket. They solved the difficulty of consistence by making the front of the new eye of hard rubber, vulcanized nd enameled to represent the natural appearance, and the back of the eye of soft rubber, hollowed out in the form of a ballfnd filled with air. These hollow eyes have been found to answer the purpose very well. They are soft and elastic; they respond in a remarkable manner to the ocular movements; they do not irritate the socket, and they have the great addl- llonal advantage of being unbreakable ' ' Measuring Natural Gas. TErrors in the measurement of nat ural gases from 'the application of Boyle's law have been found by the United States bureau of mines to reach as high as 10 per cent. The volume of a gas is stated by tlfis old law of physics to vary inversely as the pressure applied to it, but this provfts to hold good only for pressures sear that of the atmosphere. , Billions of cubic feet of natural gas yearly are measured at .pressures - tip to 300 pounds or more per square inch. The tests show that at 100 pounds the er ror often rises to 3 per cent; at 200 pounds, 6 per cent; at 875 pounds, 11 per cent, and at 520 pounds, 15 per cent Natural gas is more compressi ble than a perfect gas. Book by Mark Twain. "The Mysterious Stranger," a new book by Mark Twain, recently brought , to light, will soon be published. It is a story of the supernatural. Against the Gothic background of a small Aus trian village, at the end of the six teenth century with a halo of the rtcwn'a benefactor stands the Mys terious Stranger, one of the most ex traordinary figures Mark Twain ever drew. He makes friends with three boys and shows them many marvels. At times he 1 Invisible, but his presence, seen or unseen, always brings to those .about a quickened feeling, and his 'magic causes lives to run Into new and unexpected channels. Crushed Coal. A new method of utilizing coal la .competition with oil fuel Is being tried at Vancouver. Those conducting the experiments say that crushed coal can be supplied to steam-producing fur naces by the same method that oil is utilized. The new process, is of spe cial interest to British Columbia, as it Is proposed to apply It for smelting purposes In the big mining plants of the province. It, Is asserted that seven tons of copper ore can be smelted with one ton of coal by this process, where , as f ormerlyjthe ratio was a ton of coal to a ton of f Hold Recert. sf Breeding Stock. The people. of Argentina annually , raise for export : $40 -worth of food stuffs per capita. The highest prices ever paid for breeding stock have been paid by the Argentines, with the re sult that they Jiave the finest draft horses, the best of beef, cattle and the 'highest type of sheep. Argentina is " becoming . one t of . the t world's great t granaries. MAN'S WAR ON WILD THINGS Many Species of Birds That Used to Be Plentiful Are in Danger of Extermination. One of the prettiest sights in the res ervation was the view of six or eight flocks of swans high above the marsh, seemingly playing leapfrog under di rection of a loader. One of the swans could be heard giving a call, then oth ers would take short flights and make somersaults In the air. The wild swan, whether floating on the water, or play ing In the air, with tlie sun shining On Its white feathers, Is the most grace ful of birds. Owing to the draining of the marshes and the unrestricted spring shooting for many years, wild fowl are becom ing scarce In Indiana. The Gaff reser vation has vanished as a refuge and only a few flocks of geese and ducks may now be seen where once the wild fowl .'numbered millions. The lordly sandhill crane, with legs three to four feet long, that strode about the water covered marsh, always just keeping out of range of the hunter, is now merely a memory or a curiosity, though 30 years ago the cranes were numerous. The 6,000,000 or more shotguns In use In the United States and the market hunter's eight and ten-gauge guns tell the story, mainly, of the fast-waning flights of wild fowl, just as the game butcher and the cutting down of mast bearing trees, told the story of the ex tinction of the wild passenger pigeons, which, 60 years ago, darkened the sky with their countless numbers. WHY FEW WOMEN OF GENIUS Sex Ha Been Too Long Handicapped for Real Development of Natural Gifts. Whether women will ever rise to ge nius of the first rank cannot be known till they have enjoyed several gen erations of equal opportunity with men for development. "The attitude toward woman in the past has made the development of ge nius in her very difficult, if ,not alto gether impossible," says a prominent woman lecturer, "but now she Is be ginning to enjoy larger opportunity and the. sympathy of men in her en deavor for the development, of : her gifts, and the inventions of modern times have relieved her of many of the arduous duties of the home. "Those who discuss the woman ques tion from the standpoint of sex, indus try or politics take too narrow a view of the subject, for the woman ques tion of today is broader than that and her outward activities are but the result of her Intellectual awakening. The woman question is a natural growth of evolution and cannot be either forced or held back. Granting her the ballot is but a small part of her advancement ; it is but a means to an end. ' The reason the woman ques tion is so misunderstood today is be cause ,many do not care td study , it at all; some bring the accumulated prejudice of ages to the study, and others are actively opposed to it." Relief May Come From Mara. The high cost of living has been solved. Anyhow there is hope.' At least there Is the possibility of hope. Let us not despair. Great are the won ders of science. Prof. Perclval Lowell of the Lowell observatory, Flagstaff, Ariz., has made the interesting discovery that the so called canals of Mars are really not canals at all but garden patches truck farms, if you will. Can anything be simpler? Just establish a parcel post service between Mars and the earth and lot the high cost of living vanishes and all we have to do is to forward nutmegs and hickory nuts to the Martians and they will rain down on us potatoes, cabbages and other eatables, scarce on earth, but dirt cheap on Mars. Just wait until the parcel post is established and see. Putting Wheels Under Workmen. The problem of Interior and exterior transportation In one of the largest and busiest ammunition plants in this country a plant, by the way, which was constructed in 11 months has been solved by the adoption of automo biles, motorcycles, motor trucks, hand trucks, roller skates and bicycles. The plant is worked at high pressure for 24 hours a day, and consists of 13 main units and 12 service buildings, each with a main corridor one-half mile long. To inspect the .various shops entails a walk of nearly ten miles, exclusive of the stairways. The combined floor area is 1,500,000 square feet. Between 17,000 and 18, 000 employees are on Its pay roll. Popular Science Monthly. Americans In European War. Twenty-eight thousand Americans are fighting with the allies on the western front, according to Mrs. J. J. Thompson of New York, who returned to this country recently after spending five months in the British Isles. Near ly every regiment has on Its roster the names of Americans who have distin guished themselves for valorous con duct, and many have been awarded special decorations for bravery. Discoveries and Dollars. If we count the wealth, of North America as it seems today, we find that the discovery of America by Clrlscopher Columbus has been worth to the world $3,000,000,000 a day from the time he sailed from Palos In Au gust, 1495, down to the present time. Likewise the man who discovered the way of drawing tungsten wire gave f300,000,000 worth of light yearly. Popular Science Monthly. OFFICE BOY IS UP TO DATE Type Familiar in Old Oayi Gone Modern Youth Has Full Appre ciation of Hi Value. "Der Tag" has arrived for the boy. There was a time, to be recalled only with difficulty, when a boy was only a boy, says an editorial writer In the Philadelphia Ledger. You whistled when you wanted him and he came. He waited In line for a place, his pockets exuding letters of reeonm:en datlon; he doffed his cap and was deferential and said "sir" when you looked his way. He "lived In your mild and magnificent eye." Fortified by stories of poor boys who became famous, he aspired to rise. Ills cloth ing was threadbare but neat. His hair and his shoes were brushed. His mother was a poor widow who took washing and he took all her savings. He came on duty with the morning star and worked till the moon retired. His wages were $2.50 a month and a still, small voice behind his home spun shirt kept whispering to hlra that he was overpaid. Vanished Is the type forever. "Twenty-four 'Boy Wanted' signs were count ed along Chestnut street from Sixth to Broad." Verily, these are signs of the times I The modern boy knows his valuation In the open market. He is sophisticated and In his bright lexl con the terms that deal with curb markets and shoestring speculation are heavily underscored, ne means to storm the heights of fame and for tune by the jitney route. It Is not necessary to be deferential any more. He can keep his feet on 4he desk and his cap on his head, and he need not stop chewing gum to return a mum bled half answer to his employer's tim id query. If manners ever made the man, they do not now make the ordi nary office boy. Most of the extraor dinary ones are Incipient magnates in the roaring plants where war muni tions are made. Or else they are In day school and night school stuffing themselves with useful information. The American boy is dead ; long" live the American boy I ' WOMEN WILL RUN THIS BANK Great English Financial Institution Violates Long-Establlshed Tradi tions Because of the War. One of the greatest British banks, the London City and Midland, has ap pointed a woman to a branch mana gership. . The branch Is in a remote country district, but the bank is cred ited with the intention of going further in the matter, and apparently 30 or 40 women are now being trained in readi ness to take up positions. An exceptionally large percentage of the employees of the institution have Joined the colors, and the -shortage of men Is likely to be even more serious" in the new year, when". the; exemption period of many of the remaining mem bers of the staff expires. '' . "I do not like the idea," said an offi cial of the bank, "but it may be neces sary to extend the sphere of useful ness In connection with our staff of women, who have done and are doing excellent work. Nothing is settled at present, but we may find it expedient, In view of the shortage of men, to put women In control of some of our coun try branches. "I appreciate," he added, "the diffi culty of getting men to serve under the controj of women, and as a1 solu tion to that awkward problem we should see to It that in these branches the staff would all be women." Lon don Chronicle. . :' The Rubber Eye. ' ' " Few persons have any conception of the discomfort caused by glass substi tutes for eyes. The hard-boiled eye frequently Irritates the socket and does not easily respond to the muscular changes In this neighborhood, : some times giving the owner an eerie appear ance of being twisted along his peri meter. But relief Is at hand. Thanks to the war with its numer ous gouged-out eyes, two French work men have evolved a new method of re placing the lost organ of vision. They aimed at producing a substance of suf ficlent elasticity and softness to re spond to the changes of the eye sock et, and at the same time of sufficient hardness to present a smooth, nat ural effect They have solved the difficulty of consistency by making the front of the new eye of hard rub ber vulcanized and enameled to pre sent a natural appearance. The back of the eye Is of soft rubber, hollowed out to form a ball which becomes filled with air. These hollow eyes respond easily to ocular movements, they do not Ir ritate the socket, nor the onlooker, and they are unbreakable. A man may drop his eye on the pavement without Its costing him $5. Missouri' Lead Output The demand from Europe In 1915 for lead to be used for war ;purposes caused the' output of Missouri mines to break all previous records in the quantity of lead ore placed on the mar ket that year, the amount being 195, 634 tons in smelted or refined shape, which was worth $18,389,596; or Just about enough to build and equip an up-to-date dreadnaught for the United States, navy. y A Receptive Mood.' y "Do you favor protection or free trade?" ' "Well, I like what protection has ac complished in the past But I must ad mit it Isn't anything compared to what the free traders believe they can bring about o the course of time." OAK GROVE -NOTES Uncltf George Harris got scared the other day and thought it was going to snow, so hitched up his 25-year-old colfr to his slide and pulled up some wood. . .. . Mrs. Mary Liza Hadley, of Mem phis, came up Sunday on,a visit to her father, Mr. Jim Cage, and other rela tives. Mr. Bear Thompson and family, of the Garland vicinity, paid a visit, Sat urday, to Mr. Will Hopkins. Mr. Morgan Ferrell, who has been quite sick, is able to be out again. Mr. L. L. Whitley has moved to Mr. Mc Williams' place. Little Miss Maggie Sue Fleming, of Covington, is visiting the family of Rev. N. F. Fleming. ' Messrs. John Cage and J. L. Flem ing have about completed the new house of Dr. Currie, of Burlison. Mr. Henry Hopkins and wife, who have been married 46 years, have ; quite a good many interesting relics. Mrs. Hopkins has her wedding hand kerchief and some hose. She finger-' picked the cotton and spun and knit; the latter 50 years ago. She also has a pair of scissors 30 years old, still in use, and a homespun coverlid made by her mother 42 years ago and dyed ! with colors from Scotland, which looks as good as new. Mrs. J. L. Fleming has a set of silver sp'oons and dessert forks, at least 55 years old; look to last the hundred years out. They were a wed ding present. . The pastor, Rev. T. Riley Davis, preached on "Christian Education". There was a good attendance for the weather and roads. Mr. Jim Glass and family attend church often, lately. We are glad to see them come. Mr. P. D. Sims has a girl, born Sat urday, weighing 10 pounds. COUNTRY JAKE. BERRY GROWERS' ASSOCIA ' TION MET LAST SATURDAY . .Several of the members of the Ber ry Growers' association held a meet ing in the Covington Business Men's club rooms,' Saturday afternoon. Orders were placed for 200,000 ad ditional strawberry plants, which will increase the acreage 40 to 50 acres and will bring the acreage up to about 225 acres. ,. ; . Orders were also placed for suffi cient pepper seed to bring the acreage up to 20 acres and , bean seed orders were also placed, both in sufficient quantities to admit of shipment in carload lots, . , WEST TENNESSEE'S CAMPAIGN West Tennessee begins, on Febru ary 19, a ten-day campaign for more profitable farmiing that will carry to any farmer in the state a message.' Farmers from over the state are ( looking to West Tennessee' for this message. . ' In ten West Tennessee counties the cotton boll weevil has. done some dam-: age. History v says that the weevi keeps on moving year by year. He gets used to colder climates each' year. In some parts of Arkansas and Mississippi the weevil has done great damage. It is this fact that has brought the three states together in a campaign for more profitable farm', ing, and, since West Tennessee is the part of Tennessee most interested in the cotton crop, the campaign is being carried on there. . . But the message that the campaign has for the farmer will reach the ears of many a man who never grew cotton in his life. This is the message: Every farm er should grow crops and live stock to sell at a profit, while increasing the fertility of his land feed the land with lime, phosphate and legumes. Every person who works a farm should grow enough to feed both his stock and his family. . In other words, one-crop arming is unprofitable farming. .in WEST TENNESSEE'S AGRI CULTURAL ADVANTAGES Anyone who knows Tennessee recog nizes the agricultural advantage that West Tennessee has. Soils that have grown wonderful crops of high priced cotton this year have made many a man feel wealthy and many a one has, in truth, been made richer. - Such soils should be maintained in their productive power. On this basis alone can farming be permanently prosperous. If only one crop, or if only money crops are produced, then the farmers and their families must buy a great deal of feedstuff s for live stock and food for the family. Because of this practice in West Tennessee that is, growing one crop to the exclusion of a varied lot of crops West Tennessee buys forage and feed for her work stock, and meat, breadstuffs and vegetables for her people. Why should not West Tennessee feed herself? An Irish engineer has conceived the idea of laying a huge pipe-line under the Atlantic, through which petroleum could be pumped from the American oil fields to England. n 13" H W H li a pi m a u m m m m m m m m m m m m m ) Covington's Leading Style Store Wishes to announce the late arrivals in , N n m r u n u n n r u w I u n n n White Every" desired style creation for spring wear is now on display. i i n n u n u u n u h n u n u n y ii m m m m Pretty "New Wash juoods, Hlaids. o Suits,. Goats, Shirt Waists, Blouses rp m 13' m m Nice new line of the famous Gordon hosiery for women and misses. Ask to see it. ' New slippers for spring in all the new styles are arriv ing. Watch for our display n ti n M n ii n u n u n u n n H u n u m a Style rl .11 11 D u n r i i i i m n u n n t n ew n it M ;.rv, j 1 n ii n u triples, bilks. i i j m I ;ll n m r i m M : p cf ,j TOF6 n itojF fi mHM Ty