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ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD, ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C.
TERR! BLOW 5 MUNICIPAL FINANCE ACT 13 RULED TO BE INVALID BY ATTORNEY GENERAL. LEGISLATURE MOST CORRECT The Issue Was Raised by Bonding Attorneys to Whom the Statute Had Been Submitted. Raleigh. Attorney General James S. Manning ruled that the municipal finance act of 1921 Is Invalid and in doing so held that a clerical error In the Jour nal of the senate proceedings can only be corrected by the legislature itself. It is a terrific blow to the larger cities of the state, like Charlotte, Ashevllle, Raleigh, Wilmington and Oreensboro. Unless they get relief they are debarred from levying taxes sufficient to meet Indebtedness. The Issue was raised by bonding attorneys to whom the act had been submitted in connection with the of fering of municipal paper Issued un der the provisions of the new law. They investigated the records and found that the bill is not recorded on the senate Journal as passing a roll call vote on final reading. The constitution expressly says that tax ation measures must pass their sev eral readings on a roll call vote and be so recorded In the Journal. "Unless the legislature corrects this error," City Clerk W. L. Dowell, of Raleigh, said, "several towns In the state might Just as well nail up their doors and go out of business." Counties Want to Begin Work. Eight counties came to the highway commission with proposals to go ahead and build their part of the state highway system and let the state re imburse them when It was able. The commission accepted the proposals, .iid ordered the roads built as soon as the formalities of advertising for con tracts can be complied wtlh. Guilford, Granville, Pasquotank, Beaufort, Duplin, Pamlico, and Colum bus counties had delegations here with such proposals, and other coun ties have delegations In the city wait ing their turn with similar proposals. Candidates for West Point. Washington (Special). Announce ment was made by the war depart ment of the following candidates from North Carolina to be admitted to West Tolnt July 1, following examinations held In March: Thomas Byrd Whit ted, Jr., Charlotte; George Patrick Lynch, LaGrange; Samuel Zebulon lmb, 211 North Road street, Eliza beth City; Pierre Bacot Denson, 42 North Saunders street, Raleigh; Ed win B. Kearns, Jr., 61S North Liberty street, Winston-Salem; John Camp bell Palmer, 209' West Divine street, Dunn. LB TOWN " Cooper and Harding Invited. Formal Invitation has been tender pi I President Warren O. Harding to attend the spring ceremonia.1 session of the Sudan Temple In Raleigh May IS- and 19, and to Governor R. A. Cooper of i-jouth Carolina. Though It 19 .unlikely, that the president ww find the time to come down certainty Is announced with regard to the com' ing of thi dovcrnor of South Caro lina, and f peculation is rife as to the rocrudescence of the ancient "what did the Governor of South Carolina say to the Governor of North Caro- linar Weaver Introduces Bills. Washington (Special ) . Represent live Weaver Introduced a bill for $1,. 250.000 for a public building at Ashe vllle and $20,000 for one at Tryon. If a public buildings bill goes through this session of Congress Mr. Weaver will be on the ground floor with his projects. Representative M. Clyde Kelly, of Pennsylvania, has promised President Foust, of the State College for Wom en, to deliver thei commencement ad' dress June 7. Reports From Farmers Wanted. The State Department of Agricul ture announces that all farmers are to report the acres of each crop to the tax lister this yesr. This is not tor taxation, but for the annual crop census Burvey that was provided for by the last legislature. This informa tion will be compiled by the counties and not released until next January, when it will be in time for the farm ers to use in aiding their plans for the 1S22 crops. It Is Important that each farmer prepare a list of his crops and have ready for listing. Air Mail Contract Cancelled. Hopes of an air mal service between Washington and Atlanta by way of Ra leigh went glimmering here when the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce receiv ed notification from the government to the effect that the contract with Alfred M. Lawson for the airplane service had been cancelled at Mr. Laws'on's 'request. Socretary M. R. Beaman announced that he would take the matter up with Columbia and Atlanta at once In the effort to secure co-operative action for the establishment ofthe service. No Place for North Carolina. Washington, (Special). Neither North Carolina nor any other state of the southeastern section is to obtain one of the two vacant positions In the Interstate Commerce Commission, was the impression gained by Sena tor Simmons in an Interview with President Harding. Senator Simmons rilled to discuss the matter of ap pointments to the two vacancies, his riiMre being to learn from the Presi dent whether Republicans or Demo crats were to be appointed, or wheth er it would be it fifty-fifty split 1 Gas Companies Lose Fight. Gns companion operating in seven teen towns and cities in the state sceitlng to have made permanent the high gas rite temporarily authorized last July during the peak of high prices, lo'it their fight when the Corp oration Commission issued an order reducing the rute In cities of the Ra leigh class from $2.30 to $1.90 not per thousand cubic feet, and the rate in smaller cities on a similar basis. Below is given the rate ordered by the Commission, and the temporary rate allowed last summer: New Old Rate Rate Winston-Salem $1.95 $2.30 Raleigh , .95 2.30 Durham 1.95 2.30 Charlotte 1.85 2.30 Wilmington 2.05 2.35 New Bern 2.35 2.55 Elizabeth City 2.40 2.5n Henderson 2.50 2.60 Oxford 2.50 2.60 Salisbury 2.10 2.35 Spencer 2.10 2.35 East Spencer 2.10 2.35 High Point 2.10 2.35 Greensboro 1.95 2.10 Goldsboro 2.35 2.55 Washington 2.35 2.50 Poatoffice Grades Raised, Washington, (Special). The post office department announced North Carolina fourth class postofflces ad vanced April 1 to presidential grade, with salaries as follows: Angler, $1,100; Banner Elk, $1, 100; Bnyboro. $1,200; Boardman, $1,. 100; Candor, $1,000; Cleveland, $1,000; Council, $1,100; Culberson, $1,100; Elk Park, $1,200; Garysburg, $1,200; LUesvllle, $1,000; Lucama, $1,100; Moncure, $1,100; Plnetops, $1,100; Plneville, $1,000; Polkton, $1,100; Rural Hall, $1,000; Seaboard, $1,200; Sparta, $1,100; Star, $1,000; Stony Point. $1,200; Trenton, $1,200; Whit tles $1,000; Woodleaf, $1,200; The federal reserve board announc ed that the Carolina Bank and Trust company of Henderson, capital $100, 000 and total resources of $417,276, had been admitted to the federal re serve system. Tag Day In State. May 7 Is the date for the state wide tag day to be observed by the veterans of foreign ars to raise funds for the relief of disabled sol dires of the world war. George WUeheart, Jr., state com mander of the provisional department of North Carolina, says details are be ing worked out by the committee. The day will be observed, in Char lotte, Ashevllle, Concord, Durham, Elizabeth City, Fayettevllle, Gastonla, Goldsboro, Greensboro, High Point, Kinston, New Bern, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Salisbury, Statesvllle, Wil mington, Wilson and Winston-Salem, he announces. The Red Cross, War Mothers, and the Woman's auxiliary of the Ameri' can Legion, will be asked to assist in the drive, Mr. Wlseheart said. To Be Older, Wiser and Grayer. Washington, (Special). David H. Blair will soon be an older and wiser man. The job he sought after and se cured Is the hardest in Washington. Prohibition enforcement has made gray hairs in many heads within IS months. State In Third Rank. ' North Carolina stands third among the states In the number of new build ine and loan associations organized since 1895, according to figures that have been comnlled by the state in surance department. Commlbsloaer Stacey W. Wade believes the pro gress of the state along this line it Just beginning. Now Two Training Stations. Tho North Carolina division of vo cational training, which has had head quarters in Charlotte for nearly twi vears. has been' divided Into tvo t'.ft partments by the central board and headquarters will be mamuuneu iu Charlotte and Raleigh. Office, of Tax Commission. Washington, (Special). The offices of the state tax commission will be located in the senate chamber at Ra leigh, unless the council of state change their minds, according to Tax Commissioner Aus Watts who was in Washington conferring with friends Highway Commission Meets. Members of the state highway com mission, the governor and the council of state net in the executive offices for the purpose of going Into the finan cial situation and held a long sesslou but did not get in touch with the gov ernor. It heard five different delega tions offering money for immediate construction of stato roads through five counties, these being: Granville, Beaufort, Columbus, Duplin and Cald well. Nothing definite was prom ised the delegations from the several counties. May be Fair Apple Crop. While most varieties of apples have had a large percentage of the buds and fruit killed by the recent low tem peratures, there is still enough live fruit in many Carolina orchards to produce a profitable crop, according to C. D. Matthews, Horticulturist. "The results of the March nnd April freezes have been variously reported, ranging from 15 per cent Injury to to tal destruction. Many apple orchards in North Carolina, reporting only psr- tial injury, will produce a profitable crop. ' Advice to Peach Growers. Revere iniury to the peach crop throughout the state was general with hn excention of the Sand Hill Regloi where little or no injury is reported hut Instead a crop of over Dim car loads which will be the largest ever harvested provided It Is not reduced before gathering time. Peach growers In injure I soctions ra advlved by the Extension Service to make careful and painstaking In unction of each vailety la every part of this tree throughout the orchard to determine the exact amount of injury. Amcbkkn (Copy for 'I hi Department Supplied by the American Legion Nawi ttorvlca.) ONE OF LEGION'S FOUNDERS Col. Milton Foreman's Connection Dates Back to the Original Paris Caucus. Col. Milton J. Foreman, national executive committeeman of the Illi nois department of the American Legion, is a Chi cugo lawyer, who for muny jours has been uctlve iu public and mil lttiry uffulrs. His connection with the Legion dates buck to the orlg- luul Purls caucus ut which time the Idea of forming a Legion wus con ceived. At that meeting he wus numed cluilriimu of the temporary executive committee. Returning to the United States, lie was elected comiminder of the Illinois department. Iu 11 months the mem bership In Illinois Increased from 10, UUO to uoro thun ftj,(XK), und the num ber of posts from 2U0 to 082. While serving with the First Illi nois cuvulry, in 181)4, Mr. Foremun ac quired an active Interest In military affairs. He served with tluit organi zation during the Spunlsh-Amerlcun war and rose to the rank of euptuln. After the war Mr. Foreman began the practice of luw In Chicago, and be cume mnjor In the First cavalry. In 1014 he wus promoted to lleutenunt colonel, and two years luter commis sioned colonel of the regiment. He wus Iu commund of that organization during the border troubles. With the outbreak of the World war, Colonel Foremun requested the trans fer of his regiment to Held artillery, which was effected In June, 1917. Col onel Foremun took the regiment to France in 1917 and comiuundvd it throughout the war. He received three citations for gullnntry and wan awarded the Distinguished Service Medul for achievements in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. While not In the military service, Mr. Foremun practiced law In Chica go and took an active interest In pub lic affairs throughout the stute. In 1899 he was elected to the Chicago city council nnd served six consecutive terms. He was chairman of the Chi cago charter convention whose work has become a model for planners of new city charters. HIKE TO NATIONAL CAPITAL Plan Suggested by Kansas Committee man to Tell Lawmakers What Legion Men Need. "Join the army and walk around the world 1" Do you remember thut slogan? Doughboys whose weary feet ate up the kilo meters on the oth er side and the miles on this side 8 o paraphrased the advertising of the recruiting service (luring the wur. But walk ing won the war. "Let's keep It up," urges W. F. Kurtz, Kuiinhs na tlonal executive committeeman of the American Le gion. "Let's walk to Washington and tell them what the Legion wants for Its disabled and for Its whole member ship." According to Mr. Kurtz plan, dele gates from each state department of the Legion would hike overland to the nation's cupltol, arranging their sehed ules so as to meet on the White House steps on the same day. However, he would permit representatives from the other side of the Rockies to ride the cushions across to this side. Legion posts along the way would feed and shelter the hikers. "I'll lead the way, and outwalk anyone In the Legion," the Kansas pedestrian de clares. C. O. D. An old darky visited a doctor and received instructions as to what he should do. Shaking his head, he was about to leave the office, when the doctor called out : "Uey, there, umie, you forgot to pay me." "Pay you fo' what?" "For my advice." "Nossuh, boss, I'se compluntated it from all angles and decided not to tuke It." American Legion Weekly. Second Hand. "I want two sheets of fly paper," said the lady entering the corner gen eral store. The none-too-brllllnnt clerk extracted two shets from the window. "Ten cents," he said. "How embarrassing! I've only a nickel with me." "Aw, I g'pose you can have the two fer five cents," he grumbled. "They're half full of flies already." American Legion Weekly. . The New Twist Bromide They say a bird In the hand Is worth two in the bush. Baseball Manager Huh! I've got some birds on my hands that ought to be back In the bushes. American Legion Weekly. Majesty of the Law. Mistress I should think that you would be ashamed to let that police man kiss you. Maid Tes, But, how could t resist the law? American Legion Weekly. THE LEGION BODY Of- FRANCE Ex-Patrlated Former Service Man Re mains Abroad and Serve in Im portant Capacity. When tho Inst of the American ex peditionary forces left France, a con siderable number ..... of ex-service men remained In that country as repre sentatives of American fl r in s and In various other positions. Among this group was Col. Francis E. Drake, cora niunder of the de p u r t in e n t of France, Amerlcun Leglou. T h e ex-putrl-ated former service men found that there were mutual ties binding them together arid the result wus the forma tion of the Legion's department of France. Among the achievements of this de tuched body of Legionnaires are: The direction of the decoration of graves of Amerlcun soldiers on the battle fields und In the cemeteries of France on Memorial day j uid to stranded vet erans in France; the raising of a fund to defend the American sergeants who attempted to capture Rergdoll, the arch stacker, on Geumin soil und co operation with the French government In furthering meiaorlul pluus of the American Legion. Colonel Drake has returned to France after a visit to America, during which he effected arrangement for the dec oration of all soldiers' graves ou Me morial (hiy, 1921. The Legion commander attracted national attention when bis Investiga tion of the alleged "Rhine Horror" showed that there was no ground for the ussertlon of pro-Germans that French negro troops are participating In outrages upon German women in the Rhenish provinces. CONVENTIONS OF 1921 OPEN r- Program of Department Gatherings of Ex-Service Men's Organizations Inaugurated in, Alaska. When delegates from ftir-uwuy posts of the Amerlcun Legion in Alusku met ut Valilez on April 12, the pro gram of department conventions of the ex-service men's organization for 1921 wus inaugurated. Departments which have announced the place and date of their 1921 con ventions are: Alubamu, Florence, June 10 and 11 ; Arizona, Presvott, Au gust &; Florida, Orluudo, May 10 and 17; Iowa, Spirit Luke, September 1, 2 and ,3; Kansas, Hutchinson, August 22, 2.1 and 24; Kentucky, Lexington, September 2 nnd 3; Maryliind, Ocean City, September 12 and 13; Michigan, Kalamazoo, September 0 and 7; Min nesota, Winona, August 1, 2 and 3; Montana, Lewlstown, June 27 and 28; Nebraska, Fremont, September 29, 30 and October 1; New Mexico, Sliver City, September 22, 23 und 24; New York, Jamestown, September 30 und October 1; Oregon, Eugene, July 1 and 2 ; South Dakota, Rupld City, Au gust 23 to 20; Tennessee, Chut tunoogn, July 8 and 9; Utah, Provo, Juue 10 and 11 ; Virginia, Norfolk, September 1, 2 and 3; Washington, Iloqulam, July 14, 15 and 10; Wis consin, Euu Claire, June 28, 29 and 30 Other departments which huve an nounced conventions, with the exact date as yet undecided, are: Colorado, (ileuwood Springs, October; Loulslu na, Bogaliisn, early September; Ne vada, Gurduoiville, July; New Hump shire, Weirs, last week In August; New Jersey, Ausbury Park, Septem ber; Oklahoma, Enid, last week In September or first week In October; Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, between September 15 and 30. AMERICANISM BILLS GET 0. K. Three Measures Written by the Amer. '"lean Legion Become Laws In Oklahoma, June 25. Three Americanism bills written by the American Legion and introduced In the Oklahoma stute legislature at the request of that organization, have been passed by the state lawmaking body, signed by Governor Robertson qnd will become laws on June 25. House bill No. 383 provides that the American flog shall be displayed at all times in every school room In the state public, private and denomi national and that pupils shall be taught proper respect and reverence for It by the state school superintend ent. A penalty Is provided for viola tion. American history and civil govern ment ore made compulsory subjects for study In all schools of the state under house bill No. 384. High schools, colleges, universities and normal schools must require at least one full year's work In Ameri can history und civics of each student graduated. In the future, each teacher who Is granted a certificate to teach In Okla homa must subscribe to an oath of allegiance to the constitution of the United States and of the stnte of Oklahoma under the terms of house bill No. 3S9. Teachers found guilty of public statements agulnst the flog or country shnll have their certificates revoked. The bills have been widely praised in the Oklahoma press and have been made a part of the national American Ism program of the American Legion. Adopted aa Legion Platform. What the American Legion stands for In Its work of Americanization is shown In a chart prepared by Henry J. Ryan, Chairman of the Legion's Americanism Commission, and adopted as the Legion's official platform by the Commission. Newspaper Aids Legion Poet "The New Era," a newspaper of Eunice, La, turned over an entire edition to the Amerclan Legion post in that clt.. . SCOUTS (Conducted by National Council of the Boy Scouts of America.) GOLDEN BOOK OF BOY SCOUTS Boy scouts of Philadelphia ore to have a unique record of their achieve ments. The locul council, at the sug gestion of Dr. Churles D, Hurt, huve had a book made of golden parchment, In which are to be recorded the names and deeds of boy scouts who have done particularly heroic service. The book contains first of all, the names of the 19 of the 407 Philadelphia scouts, who paid the supreme sacrifice for their country In the World war. Next fol lows a permanent record of the numes and, deeds of all those boy scouts of Philadelphia who, having risked their lives for others, have earned the med als of honor grunted by the National court of honor. So fur, there are six names In this second group, as fol lows : Bronze medal Scout Lex Newman, who on June, 1910, saved a comrade from drowning In a stone quarry. Bronze medal Scout Fred Lnnge, who, In February, 1920, saved a four-year-old child from burning to death. Bronze medul Scout William J. Cas sells, who, In June, 1919, saved a fel low scout from death by drowning. Bronze medal Scout Thomas Mur ray, June, 19a), for striking water res cue at scout enmp. Sliver medul Scout Walter Frlek, June, 1920, for saving another boy from drowning. Silver medal Scout Albert Grow, June, 1920, for rescuing another boy from drowning in the Manayunk canal, the second feat of the kind performed by lil in In the same canal. An impressive service of Investiture took place in connection with the dedi cation of the Golden Book, In which the six living young heroes partici pated. All scouts present stood at at tention while the names of the recipi ents of the honor were read oft, with the official recital of the deed of cour age, for which each was to receive recognition. Each scout, so honored was summoned by bugle blast and stood while his name was being en rolled in the Book of Heroes, and re ceived his medal from the chairman of the council, After this ceremony was completed, each scout, In turn, after three blasts of the bugle, retraced his steps through the archway of col ors. The ceremonial followed Is simi lar to that of tho bestowal of the Victoria Cross or the Croix de Guerre. A TOWER OF SCOUTS. To Show Strength and Stability, the Tower Is Carrying Approximately 12,500 Pounds. REMEMBER TO PLANT TREES, "The scout Is a lover of the out-of-doors," says A. C. Wessel, writing of "Forestry for Scouts," In Boys' Life. "Trees, singly or In large groups, of fer him many attractions and pleas ures. He must not lose sight of the fact tlint to help plant nnd conserve our trees and to rate the forest which yields hlin fruit, fuel and timber for shelter, ns a living perpetual resource Is a patriotic service and duty." NEW WAY TO RAISE WRECKS. Still another method Is being tried for raising wrecks from great depths. The Intest thing In this work is hypo dermic salvage. It Is found that In vessels loaded with bugs of rice, groin and malt It Is possible to give them, so to spenk, a hypodermic Injectlou of compressed air. A sufficient quartlty of this air Is retulned in the mass to make it buoynnt It la then possible lo shift the grain from one part to'an other without Its losing Its quality, Boys' Life. FAMINE STAMPS. There have been death nnd distress from famine In China. To raise funds to save the people from starvation the Chinese government has surcharged some of the Chinese stamps as a char ity series; these are sold for extra sums which go Into these "unds. Thus If you, an American boy, pay two or three or four cents for one of these stamps, you are Indirectly paying that much money toward helping the famine-stricken people of China. Kent ft Stiles In Boys' Lift. , . I II i CAP IN ALL MODESTY. "I suppose you think you know ex actly bow tills irnvernment oilL'ht to be run," remarked the man who never speaks save with ii slight sneer, "No," replied Senator Sorghum, "I don't pretend to know how It ought to be run. Only, on seeln' the mis takes other fellers make I get kind o' reconciled to takiu' a chunce ou some of my own." Practice Makes Perfect "What crime did you commit to be In here?" Inquired the prison visitor. "I guess It must huve been becuuse I attended too muny weddings." "I see! You stole the gifts or drunk too much champagne?" "No, It was Just because I was al ways the bridegroom," answered the urch bigamist. Different Employer Did vou notice that nd in this morning's paper, "Learn to earn I'Jii per week at stenography? Stenographer Sure, but I wasn't in terested, because I am getting that ul- reaity. Employer Yes, but the ud snld "earn." Farm Life. Relaxation. "Do you believe the story about George Washington und the cherry tree?" "1 hadn't thought about it," replied Senator Sorghum, "but I'm willing to get Into the urgument if It'll help to take my mind off the league ques tions." A Fast Night Life. "Why did your new hired ninn quit?" "He wanted to try city life," said Mr. Cobbles. "Where did he go?" "Over to ChlggersvUle. That town has two movie palaces und a dance hall now. It's Just about the metropolis of this country." THE STYLE Mother: Heavens daughter, your skirts should at least reach your shoe toos. I Daughter: ,Well mother they are) I not making the shoes that high. The Impecunious Lover. t fear that mercenary is The lovely ulrl I court, For though I've loved that maiden long, She shuns me 'cause I'm short. Just Finding It Out? "PP?" "Well, Junior." "Are 'polities' plural?" "N'o, my boy, there Isn't anything In Ihe world more singular than politics." Heroic. Maid But mndame, those pumps lire much too small for you. Movie Actress That's the reason I want to wear them. I've got to regis ter a lot of pain today. Film Fun. Musical Comedy. "A musical comedy?" "Yes." "Who wrote the book?" "A prominent dancing master.' A Safe Bet. "I guess they'll marry all right. She Is his first love." "Thot doesn't make It sure." "Well, he Is her last chunce." Enterprising. "What hit me?'' "A motorcycle." "Impossible. I counted four wheels." "It ran over you twice." Two Hunters. Heiress That Mr. Hunter was very Inquisitive. He asked me the amount of my fortune !" New Suitor The Impertinent fel low! And what did you tell him it was? Not Answering. Sandy wus fishing, and Donald, who was passing, asked: "How are the fish today, Sandy?" "I dlnna ken," answered Sandy. "I dropped them a line, but so far I've nae reply." Tit-Hits. An Imagist First Author My mother always thought I would be a remarkable man. Second Author No wonder you have so much Imagination. Yon inherited it! Judge. Organized to Do It Balfour What Is the nearest at tempt a woman has ever made to keep ing a secret? Benjamin Oh, I heard once they formed a secret society somewhere for the swapping of secrets. , , '. Daddy's i Eveiii6 Fairy Tale Wf GK&HAM BOWER. iCOPYKIOWT IY VlilUN HtVmm'UHIQN '" TATTLE-TALE TWINS. Mnsler Wood Elf had promised the girl and boy who were huvlng adven tures that he would take them to visit the Tattle-Tale Twins. "Well," said Muster Thoughtfulness, "I will leave you with Mr. Wood Blf who is to tuke you to visit the Xuttle Tule Twins." "Good-bye," said the girl. "Good-bye, Muster Thoughtfulness,' snld the boy, "lleolly," he added, as they both waved to Master Thought fulness, "this Is a more wonderful trip than ever I dreamed of. You see, Mr. Wood Elf, I don't know whether Mrs. Wood Elf told you or not, but we're off on adventures. We also want to find out how we can become leaders. "In short I want to be a leader among men nnd the girl wants to be a leader among women. "They say we can find out how to manage this by going to the House of Secrets where our questions will be answered." "Yes." said Mr. Wood Elf, "1 heurd you were on your way. We hear ubout those who are going forth for adven tures. We like to meet them too!" Mr. Wood Elf made a low bow and the boy made a bow nearly as low and as fine as his. He was such a nice soul, the boy and glii decided. There wasn't any thing unusual in his looks or in his "We'll Be Off Now." wnys. He was Just thoroughly nice, that was all, and that was really enough. "You knew we were going to visit the Tattle-Tale Twins this afternoon, didn't you?" asked Mr. Wood Elf. "Yes, to be sure you did. It was the lust thing Master Thoughtfulness said to you. Well, we'll be off now. We'll walk along through the valley a little way und then as we come to the next hill we'll find at the bottom cf It the Tuttle-Tale Twins. They haven't any reul home, but that Is where we usual ly can find them. us not iii"-. wen get mere Dy supper time. It may not be a very pleasant meal In a way, but I think you will be amused by It. And all the family come around then that is as many of the family ns ever do appear together. Some of them like to be off biding behind things, trying to see things that someone does which they can tattle about. Oh, they're an aw ful family. We have a dreadful time with them. We're so afraid folks will think they're funny or smart or that It's right to tell on others and yet we're thankful to say they haven't been very lucky. "I should think you two might put them to shame! Although, I don't sup pose anything will make them very much nshamed of themselves," Mr. Wood Elf sighed. "Well, anyway, It's part of the trip. We must see every thing, mustn't we?" "We'd like to," said the boy. "We would," agreed the girl, nod ding her bend. They spent the afternoon In walking, though nt times they did stop for short rests. They passed many people on the road going forward and some go ing back from where the boy and girl bad started. "Some, you see," explained Mr. Wood Elf, "don't want to go on with their adventures. They've gotten a far ns they think they can get. They've lost hope about getting to the House of Secrets in some coses, and In other cases they're so satisfied with them selves they don't think anything Ilea ahead worth seeing. There is a had turn In the rond along the next yalley, beyond the hill we're coming; to this afternoon. "It's called Turn that's all, but If you go on, around the turn, you're still going towards the House of Secrets, but If you stop and turn back, think- Ing there Is not much ahead, then you get Into a rut cnlled the Self-Satisfied Rut, which runs backwards. These people are all coming back from It. But we will come to thut place later. You'll see the luy of the land for yourselves." After a time they reached the end of the valley where there was a small hill. At the foot of the hill they saw a lot of little creatures scrambling to get up the hill, and every time they got up a little distance they came slid ing down again. 'You see," explained Mr. Wood Klf, "the whole family has become too weak to climb the hill." Rainbow Policemen. Why are some nollcemen like a rain bow? Becuuse they generally appear after the storm Is over. Seven Quarts of Water Fatal. Some years ago three Englishmen, on a wager, decided to test their water- drinking powers. The winner swal lowed twelve quarts, the second drank nfle quarts, and the third consumed seven quarts. Soon after their remark aide feat, however, they each died. Temperamental. Six-year-old Bessie, returning from chnrcli and eager to tell . the news, said: "Oh, mother, we have a new terror In the choir." Boston Tr ad script. . .. . , ,.