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E"n?lnated by 8tatut9 ln Year- l-InmirKfi.t I'oies In Upper Slleula rcudy to block the Advance of Uenimn Irrogniurs. a-crown rrlnce UI rohlto of Japun Inspecting his guard of honor In front of the Munslon house, London. 3-Flrst pliotogrupb to reach this country of Korfanty, leader of the Polish Insurgents In Upper Silesia. t CURRENT EVENTS Conciliatory Course of Briand and Dr. Wirth's Promises Avert War Peril. HANCE NOT TO ACT ALONE .... iiiei May MaKt upper Slleiia an Autonomous State Sinn Fein ' Raiders Burn Dublin, Custom i ; :. House Senate Adopts Bo. rah Naval Disarmament , Amendment. ( By EDWARD W. PICKARD. V Clouds thnt had been hanging heavy , over centrul Kurope began to break v away last week. Premier Itrland, ex pressing his conlldeiice In the good iu ' , tentlons of the Cernian ministry, re 1 fuaeil to let France violate the Ver sailles treaty by taking Independent uctlon ln occupying the Ruhr. Prime , Minister Lloyd George quit talking nd disputclied British troops to help In restoring and maintaining order In : uppT Silesia. Chancellor Wlrth as- yred the entente allies Germany v Yiould not send regular troops Into Upper Silesia and would do Its best to : -atop the movement of arms and am' :., munition and to keep the German-Si l"slan border closed. Korfnnty's Po lish. Insurgents and the German res. lents of Upper Silesia continued their struggle, but perhaps with less en- . thuslnsin: Juriami s attitude and actions were opeuly conciliatory and he successful ly resisted tho attucks of his political opuononts who sought to force lilm to , 4ilopt measures which might rupture die "ntente and probably would lead . to his downfall. He did not, however, relax ln his tlru-.ness toward Germany, fof he sent to Berlin an ultimatum . giving Wlrth 24 hours to reply satis- faetorlly to his former note In which UH chnncellor wns wurned that the aendlng of German troops or munitions JuVo Ipper Silesia would be consld ered a warlike act. Next day Briand told the chamber of deputies the Ger man ambassador had assured him the rtnuan Upper Slleslnn frontier would le closed and the relchswehr troops woylrt be ordered to disarm and dls- tand Irregulars seeking to enter the plebiscite tone to fight the Polish In , jnrgents. The premier promised the chamber tht Poland' Interests would be safe guarded and the result of the Dlebls , cite figures, In which the Poles ob tained a majority of the rich Indus trial regions, would be- the base for tracing the boundary. Concluding hta long address, Briand ald:"Slnce Doctor Wlrth has been . at the head of affairs the German gov ernment has shown frankness and loy alty. He has fulfilled all promises, held to all engagements, and put them Into execution. i"If at any time, on a question vital to France, the problem of adopting another policy should arise, I would Dot hesitate. "Germany Is satisfied with the de mands for reparations. I maintained the accord between the allies at Lon don and even with the Upper Slleslan problem disturbing us the accord will be maintained more completely than ever owing to the return of the United States to the supreme council. In to tpy'8 world crisis no people can live Wated. I will not permit France to (id herself alone as In 1815 and 1870. IH not forget that In 1014 the Brit s' came, then the Amerlcuns and Hera. We- have no right to forget it. ' We owe them something despite cusnlona and polemics. If It Is pos le to maintain this magnificent i ,ion It jnust be done In England's In- ;ts as well as ours. This policy iloei' not exclude firmness. Our gov ernment can go from firmness to mod eration, which Is the best policy and which I shall not renounce." Another step in the conciliation poU Icy wug. taken Wednesday, When the French government began the demo bilization of the class of 1910, which FANATICS FIGHT WITH POLICE I 8venfty-Flva South African Natives '; Slain In Conflict Brought About H hu Rellal aus Frenvv. fidon. Seventy-five South Afri can tiatlves. peionging to a lanaticni f'lbel were killed in battle with the ollcAnear Bttllhoek, according to a ifcntraY. News dispatch ' from Cape Four thousand of the natives who are known r South AJrlca as "Israel- hnd been called up for the projected occnpallon of the Huhr. All married pieu and those having dependents were at once released from the serv ice. This wns taken to mean that Bri and has confidence In the ability of the Oeriimn government to close the Upper Slleslan border and to disarm the German Irregulars who have been gathering to tight the Poles, and also that he has been assured of British military support in case further occu pation of German territory Is found necessary later ou. In Paris It Is stated that the allies ure likely to estnbttsh Upper Silesia as an autonomous state under the ad ministration of the League of Nations or the supreme council. The British and Italians favor the creation of such a state for a period of at least thirty years, covering the term of Germany's reparations payments; and It Is be lieved the plan will be nccepted also by the French. Meanwhile It Is likely the Interallied commission In Upper Silesia will he reconstructed, civilians being substituted for the military offi cers. China refused to sign the treaty of Versailles becuuse ot the Shantung clauses; hut now China has made what amounts to a peace settlement with Germany. By this pact Germany consents to the abrogation ot consular Jurisdiction and undertakes fulfillment of the obligations of the sections of the Versailles treaty relating to China and reimbursement of China's ex penses for Interning Germans. The long awaited trials of German officers and privates for war crimes began In tho German high court at Leipzig, but the list of defendants tins been cut down to 8(1 and none of the outstanding figures of the war appear op It. Tho first man put on trial was a former sergeant accused of ill-treat ing British soldiers in a prison camp. He admitted the truth of the charges, claiming the methods used were neces sary to make the prisoners work ln the coal mines, and was convicted and sentenced to ten months' Imprison ment. It Is announced In Athens thnt the Turkish nationalists and soviet Rus sia hure made a treaty based on mu tual aid for "the emancipation of all peoples of the East and the absolute right of self-determination." All pacts or conventions Imposed by force on Turkey are denounced by the treaty, and the protocol of January 20, 1920, la mode effective, giving Butum to Georgia and making Azerbaijan an autonomous state. 1 A raiding party of Irish "republic ans succeeded In destroying by flames the historic and handsome cus tom house In Dublin. They scattered gasoline throughout the great building and set It afire, and then delayed the fire department and fought a desper ate battle with British troops thnt cane to the rescue. Several of the raiders were killed by rifle and ma chine gun bullets, and a number of persons perished ln the blazing build ing. All the archives of the govern ment were burned. The Irish Times declares that this act of the Sinn Fein- erg Is "not merely a blow to Irish pride arid commerce, but It la a blow to all our prospects of peace. Its political effect in Great Britain will be to still further discredit the republican de mands, but the effect in Ireland will be to Increase the difficulties of any form or national settlement" serious riots broke out In Alexan dria, Egypt and before the British soldiers gained control of the situation there were many casualties. The na tives attacked especially the English people, but the lives of all foreigners were In peril. English correspondents mere say tne riots were instigated by paid agents ana were not an expres sion of political feeling on the part of the populace. Nevertheless, there la serious trouble Impending ln Egypt, and It Is reported that hundreds of Bedouins are gathering at Rumleb to take part In a general revolutionary uprising. It now seems assured that the Uni ted States will take the lead In a move- muj for a naval construction holiday, or permanent dlsnrmnOnt plan. By unanimous vote, 74 to o, the senate Ites," attackedthe police and violent fighting proceeded over a front of a mile before- t)W natives surrendered. The total casualties were more than 150. The natives kp-d seized a large tract of ground at BfUlioek where they built 3G0 huts. TlW cUed this "holy ground" and reused to recognize the authority of lhfl South African govern ment When ordyr were given to them to' withdraw nip leaders replied they would not do Jo "until Jehovah told them to go," adopted the Borah amendment to the naval appropriation bill which for a time was opposed by the administra tion, and there Is little doubt that the house will accept Its Inclusion In the measure and that the President will give It his approval. The amendment authorizes and requests the President to Invite the governments of Great Brltuin and Japan to confer with the United States for the purpose of promptly entering Into un understand ing by which the naval expenditures and building programs of the three nutlons shall be substantially reduced annually during the next five years. It Is believed President Harding will Issue the cull for the conference at an early date after the navy bill becomes law. , ' The senate rejected the plan of the naval affairs committee for the estab lishment of a navy base at Alameda, In San Francisco bay, to cost 5100,000, 000, the opposition Including several senators who asserted the plan was a real estate deal. Later the "regulurs" regained control and the committee's amendment providing for an enlist ment strength of 120,000 for'the navy was adopted. The house bill reduced the number to 100,000. Altogether the senate bill carries about $100,000,000 more than the house measure, and It may be tied up In conference for some time. One fenture that may cause de lay is the restoration of the appropria tion for the navy yard at Charleston, S. C. This apparently Induced miny Buuuiern senators to vote for the In crease In enlisted strength. President Harding Journeyed to . New York on the Mayflower early ln the week any took purt In. memorial services on the piers of Hoboken for more than five thousand American sol. uiers who died abroad and whose bodies had Just been brought home. standing before the long rows of flag- draped coffins, the President delivered nn address notable for pathos and sentiment He said: "I find a hundred thousand sorrows touching my henrt and there Is ringing In my ears. like an admonition eternal, an Insistent cull 'It must not be again I It must not be again I' God grant that It will not be, and let a practical people Join In co-operation with God to the end that It shall not be. "t would not wish a nation for which men are not willing to fight, and If need be to die, but I do wish for a nation where It Is not necessary to ask for that sacrifice." In the evening Mr. Harding attend ed a banquet of business and financial leaders, to whom he said his aspira tion was to Inaugurate an era of un demanding between the government and the people and between nations. In Washington It Is taken for cer tain that President Harding will nom inate William Howard Taft to be chief Justice of the Supreme court of the United States and, Indeed, the nomination may be announced before this Is read. Ir. Harding let Mr. Taft know that he was hia choice, and Mr, Taft permitted word to go back to the White House that he would be glad to accept ' There can be no criticism of the President's selection. Intense and general Interest was aroused by the attempt of American golfers to carry off the British ama teur championship ln the tournament at Hojlnke, Liverpool. An excellent team went across for the purpose, and In the preliminary foursomes and In dividual matches It made a fine show ing. But In the tournament those young experts, Evans, Jones, Oulmet and the rest, went down one after an-, other. Only one lasted to the alxth round Frederick J. Wright of Bos ton, who had been considered perhaps the weakest man on the team. Postmaster General Hays has abol ished the Burleson censorship of the press, which had been In force for three years. The ruling was made In announcing the admission of the Lib erator, a radical publication, to second class mailing privileges. Mr. Hays ruled Uiat If a publication of nubile character Is mailable under the law at all It la entitled to the second clasa rate, but If It la not mailable It ahouhj be excluded from the malls enJrelv. If It is treasonable Its proprietors should be prosecuted. . The government sent 800 policemen to evict them. When the commander of the police force demanded the sur render of the natives, the leaders re fused, saying; t , "Jehovah says we most fight" Hie attack began at once. The po lice, who were armed with service rifles, waited until the onruitilng na tives were only 30 yards distant and then opened Are. ... After severe fighting the "prophet" and leaders of the natives surrendered and tbe others paid down their anus. Raleigh. "There Is no necessity for becoming hysterical about the enforcement of the prohibition laws, and there is no reason for becoming discouraged," de clared Judge Henry G. Connor ln his charge to the grand Jury at the open ing of the spring term of fedoral court. "We cannot hope to eliminate by sta tute In a year's time appetites that have been bred In ua for a score of generations," "Justice, conscientious courage, and above all patience, will bring the law Into enforcement," he continued, "but before them all, we must approach the problem of law enforcement with every resource at our command. Par ental, educational, social and religious forces must be brought to bear first, and after that, and as a last resort, the law, to be Invoked after all other agencies have failed. It Is the people's law, and all the people must help to enforce It." With more than four hundred liquor cases pending on the docket at the present term of court, Judge Connor devoted most of the hour and a half of his charge to the problem of sup pressing liquor making In the state. Brief reference was made at the close to the prevalence of automobile thofts, and attention called to the recent law enacted by congress. Report on Crop Conditions. There was more sunshine thnn dur ing the two preceding weeks and the light to moderate rains reported did not materially Interfere with farm work. There were, however, only two warm days and temperatures were mostly too low for cotton which made slow growth. Tobacco has made slow growth but th color Is mostly satisfactory. Early com shows some Improvement in col or; planting continues with much low grount! to be planted. Peanuts are be ing planted, some up. Wheat varies froln fair to excellent; filling well and ripening some southern sections, con siderable damage V fly and rust, Peaches are excellent, the ?t weath er having made the foliage heavy with fruit of large size in the "Sandhill" section; shipping of early crop is un der way. Truck Is doing well. Railway Mall Clerks Named. Washington, (Special). These rail way mall clerks were named for North Carolina: Charles Swearingen, Norwood; W. Ahernethy, Hickory; E. K. Velley, Clayton; H. G. Peters, Llnwood; W H. Owev Edenton; Alex Mclver, Me bnne;rP. H. Stewart, Mocksville; J .A. Porttr, Concord; L. Hodgen, Minnea polis; Oscar Willis, Atlantic; W. C. Berryhill; Charlr.tte: S. W. Leonard, Lexington; W. A. Loftln, Mt. Olive; R. M. Bardcn, Warsaw: R. A. Bryan, Newton Grove; N. A. Randall, Cane, and J. S. Hanlester. Hurdlome. Student Government a Reality.- , Student government became a real ty at State College with the electlotf of twenty-eight men to serve as mem bers of the house, and sixteen men to membership of the Student ' Council, the executive branch ot the govern ment A. O .Floyd, of Fairmont, prom inent In both major branches of ath letics at the college was named to be first president of the council. Population of North Carolina. Washington, (Special)Out of a total population of 2,559,123 In North Carolina the census bureau announc ed, 1,783,779, are whites, 7JJ.407 ne groes, 11.824 Indian and 113 other races. During the past decade, tne white population Increased IS. 9 per cent and the negro 9.4 per cent Probe on Fertilizer Reduction. Washington, Special). At the In stance of the American Cotton associ ation, Senator Simmons has asked the crop reporting bureau of the depart ment of agriculture to this year make special Investigation and detailed re ports of reduction in the use of com tnerclal fertilizers and the grades used this year ln the production of cotton. The senator thinks a report on these details ought to come along July 1 with the government report on cotton acreage planted. Convicts Sent to Rock Quarry. From the state prison went 40 con victs, all colored, consigned W the Ashevllle construction company to be worked on the rock quarry at Pin rose, Transylvania county. Several 30 year men are In the lot but no life termers, although a heavy armed guard accompanied the squad. They are to be used in crushing rock which In turn Is to he used ln the Brevard Blantyre highway. Superintendent Pou Is sending no life tenners out on contract and will send no more 30-year men. Postmasters Appointed. The following new fourth-class post masters were announced: Abbottsburg, Bladen county, John 1C. Balldwln, suceeding Thomas O. Hall, resigned; Gem, Buncombe coun ty, Mary D. Hill, succeeding John B. Hill, resigned; Megee, Chowan coun ty, Artemus S. Bush, succeeding Miles S. Elliott, resigned; Paint Gap Yancey iounty, Josie M. Htgglns, succeeding William M. Barks, resigned; Parker, Ashe county, Jonathan K. Parker, sue eeedlag Olney B. Roark, resigned. ues of a number of North Carolina counties are given in preliminary an nouncements Just made public by the Census Bureau. They are as follows. the first figures indicating the value ten years ago, the second the value January 1, 1920. and the third the per- centage of increase: Hertford: 1(4,346,456, $9,968,041, 129, Pasquotank: $2,478,243 $5,729,245 131.2. ' , Gates: $2,715,960, $5,508,340; 102.8, Chowan: $2,089,127,14.230.952 ; 102.8. Currituck: $2,231,808, $3,751,336; 68.1. Warren: $3,591,296, $8,046,325;124.1, Northampton: $4,857,175, $11,088, 909;128.3. Halifax: $6,260,394, $20,808,359 232.4. Bertie: $4,798,917, $11,302,574 135.5. Vance: $3,144,822, $8,734,330; 177.7, Nash: $7,200,923, $29,620,656; 311.3. Franklin: '$4,685,698, $15,001,063 220.1. Granville: $4,908,503, $12,964,695; 164.1. Perquimans: $1,999,417, 4,014,780 100.8, All of the counties with the excep tion ot Hertford show an Increase ln the number of farms. Bailey Injunction Case Heard. When federal court convenes here Judge Henry Groves Connor will hear argument on the Injunction proceed ings pending against J. W. Bailey, col lector of Internal revenue. Former Assistant District Attorney Ernest Green is here to argue for per manent restraining orders to prevent the sale ot several thousand dollars worth of property attached by the col lector in blockade litigation. Prohibition Officers Suspended. Sixteen of the 20 special prohibition officers working out of Raleigh under Chief Zone Officer Herbert Gullev were "suspended" from tho service for "want of sufficient appropriation to continue the office." It is under stood here that practically the same cut was made in the force operating under Special Agent Dancy at North Wllkesboro. West Point Entrants. Thomas Byrd Whltted, Jr., son ot Colonel and Mrs. T, B. Whltted was one of the 248 young men who recent ly passed the entrance examinations for West Point, the United States mil itary academy. Other North Carolina boys making the West Point examination were George Patrick Lynch, of La Grange; Samuel Seldon Lamb, of Elizabeth City; Pierre Bacot Denson, Raleigh; Edwin B. Kerans, Jr., Winston-Sa.Via; John Campbell Palmer, Dunn. Millions for School Buildings. Nice, and a half million dollars for new school buildings has been voted In half a hbadred towns and communi ties in North Carolina during the months since the General Assembly adjourned, and witS other bond elec tions still on the calendar, the total will reach twelve million before the end of the year, according to a tabu lation ot bond issues given out ,!y the State Department of Education. Committee on Text Books. Appointment from Governor Morri son on the elementary textbook com mission has come to Miss Mary Gra ham, first grade teacher in the Dll worth school. Miss Graham will serve on a com mission of five, charged with the se lection ot textbooks to be used for the next five years ln grammar schools of the state. ... Trustees of A. and T. College. The following were named by Gov ernor Morrison as members of the board of trustees of A. & T. College for Negroes ln Greensboro: P. D Watts, Reidaville; C. M. Vanstory and A. M. Scales. Greensboro: M. C. S. Noble Chapel Hill; Herlot Clarkson, Charlotte and W. N. Everett, Rocking ham. World Cotton Conference. R. O. Everett, of Durham, was nam ed by Governor Morrison to represent North Carolina at the World Cotton Conference to be held in Manchester; England, during the coming summer. For One-Cent Lettor Postage. Washington, (Special). The cham ber of commerce ot Kinston has sub mitted to Senator Simmons resolu tions adopted calling for one cent postage on ."drop" or local letters. The Klnaton chamber also resolves in favor of the retention ot zone ad vances and their material increase In- postage. The chamber thinks that first class mail, which shows an annual profit of $75,000,000 as alleged Is pay f g more than its share of the revenue of the department The Blind in North Carolina. Atlanta, Ga., (Special). In the state of North Carolina, live 1,663 ot the 57,- 272 blind people of the United States, according to figures given out by the Southern headquarters of the commit tee for lighthouses for the blind here. North Carolina ranks fifteenth among the 48 states listed according to blind persons per 100.000 population and of the above number, 931 are white and 2S negroes. The statistics further show that there are 275 blind persons being cared for ln North Carolina In stitutions. ' Toxin-Antitoxin Treatment Another forward step In the protec tion ot the public health Is announced by the state board of health, the new est move being aimed at the eradica tion ot diphtheria. Through Dr. C. A. Shore, director ot the state labora tory ot bygtene, notice Is being sent the physicians of the state that toxin- antitoxin la now ready for distribu tion at the nominal charge of ten centa tor the three dosea needed to give Immunity. Toxin-antitoxin Is different from d! Iherla antitoxin. CURB ON DYES IS CONTINUED Provloion la Made to Revalue All For eign Currency and Also to Prevent Dumping of Cheap Goods in This Country. By EDWARD B. CLARK. Washington. The six months emer gency turiff hill, with its so-called anti dumping cluuse, pussed the United States senate by a vote of 63 to 28 with the customs rales fixed by the house unchanged. This Is the emergency taiiff measure which met with the fate of a "pocket veto" at the last session. It Is called the six months bill because It is to be effective only for that length of time, when, the presumption Is, the new general tariff Inw now being framed by the house ways and means committee will have been enacted with provisions to tuke the place of those Included In the emergency act. This bill provides Increased rates of duty on wheat, corn, beans, tobacco, sugur, wool and wool manufactures, long staple cotton and cotton manu factures, sheep, meats, peanuts, pota toes, cattle, rice and other farm and plantation products. The contention Is thnt the bill will aid the agriculturists of the country and Its promotion has been based on this assumption. It may be that six months will be sufficient to determine whether or not material benefit will come to the fanners from the enact ment of the measure. There was strong opposition to the bill by all the Democrats In the senate except Keven, and by one Republican, Senator Moses of New Hampshire, who voted with the minority. About the Control of Dyes. The emergency tnrlff measure con tains nn addition to the bill to provide for continued federal control of dye Im portations. Opposition senators charge thnt thl? dye addition will cre ate a monopolistic control of the dye Industry In the United States, and such monopolistic control Is undesir able. There Is a story about this dye matter. Wher. the war broke out the Ger mans, because of their virtual control of the dye Industry, were nlile to de velop a chemlcnl warfare service, oth erwise known as the gas and flnme service. The Germans were strong In the chemical field. They had virtual control of the world's chemical sup plies. Their advance In this Industry was far greater than that of any other country, and the United States. Eng land and France were compelled to go to work to develop chemical re search and to get results so that Ger many could be met with Its own weap ons. Several departments of government, Including the army and navy, have urged that the United States must control what might be called Its own dye destiny. It Is said that Ger- Linnpy today, although havings been largely dlsarY!, i?-,T Tx')Ssesa!R-T?fT great quantities of one of the most deadly material of warfare, gas of viirloas kinds, and that she has also the mealy at hand to enter Into suc cessful competition with the world In all matters connected with dves. It Is possible that before the differ ences between the house and senate In the emergency measure are Ironed out and the bill becomes a low, the six month' limit may be extended, or pro visions Inserted In the measure which will enable the government to extend Its life In case the general torlff bill doesn't become a law at the end of the Ix months period. Think It Will Help Farmers. It can be said today thnt the great est Interest of senators and represen tatives In congress In this measure Is Its probable effect on the agricultural Industries. There are some spokes men for the farmer who fear that the bill will not do all that It Is expected to do, hut In the main the belief seems to be that It will be of material assist ance to the Industries which It la In tended to benefit If the bill does not do what It Is expected to do, Its op eration will enable the law makers to know what changes must be made hen the provisions of the measure, or parts of them, are Incorporated In general tariff legislation. The tariff apparently never ceases from troubling. Tnrlff sessions of congress always are long sessions and things connected with the tariff direct ly also have been productive of long sessions. In the emergency tariff bill pro vision Is made to revalue all foreign currency. The revaluation will be based on the so-called birylng rates of exchange as the financial Interests dally quote them. The Federal Re serve hank of New York Is named ns the authoritative power In determin ing such rates of buying. This bank, nnder the law, will certify the rates to the secretary of the treasury. Also, in the emergency tariff meas ure there is what Is called an anti dumping paragraph which Is Intended to keep out of thla country foreign geods made to be sold cheaply and which It Is held would endanger the manufacturing Interests of the United States. . A Census Puzzle. Friend According to the last cen sus there are 100,000 persons ln my town. , Scenario Editor Something must be wrong. I get more than that many scenarios from there every week. Out Joy Riding. "Are your 'Bed Time Stories for the Children' going well?" "Not so verf well. Some editors re fuse to run them, because In these days, they say, the children come la after tuotherhaa retired." ; MARY GRAHAM. BONNER. . UXTBbNl IT VUTUN HlWVtm UNION -i n JOLLY SONG SPARROWS. "We're the Jolly Song Sparrows, said little Sain Song Sparrow to little Sidney Song Sparrow. "And we always will be," said Sid ney. "We're not very handsome. We don't go in much for beautiful dress. Our feathers are rather brownish gray and not very pretty. "In fact, they're very plain. They're very plain Indeed. They are dull and uninteresting. But you see we cun't have everything, and we have voices." "I'd much rather have a lovely voice than a lovely coat of feathers," said Sum. "Then you're satisfied?" said Sidney, "for you hnve the lovely voice and you haven't the lovely feathers." "Quite satisfied," said Sam. "We're not very big, and we're not so stuull that we are cunning like the little Humming Bird Is," suld little Sid ney Song Sparrow. "We're Just about the size of the or dinary, usuul sparrow." "Oh, well," said Sam, "people do not mind, I nin quite sure, whether we're sinnll or not. They don't care If we're not cunning little creatures like the Humming birds and they don't care If we're not big, beautiful birds like thu Flickers. "They don't mind If our feathers are plnln, for they like our voices, and thoy have lutely, too, called us the Jolly Song Sporrows." "Ah, yes," said Sidney, "nnd I've been hearing more thun that." "Do tell me," said Sara. "I will," sold Sidney. "When would you like me to tell you, Sam?" "Now, If you don't mind," said Sam. "I'm eager to know." "Very well," said Sidney, "I will tell you at once." And he begun. "I've heard people not only say that we were such Jolly little singers, but they've suld our voices were lovely. They've suld they were very much like a Canary's voice. "Yes, they've suld our voices were really lovely. "And they've said that they liked to hear our songs aguln and again. Do you know that Is why we have always sung nt all Ames of the day, too?" "Yes, I know," said Sam. "We've been always told t,hat people liked It because we sang early In the morn ing, late In the afternoon, at all times during the day, and even had been heard at night. "Thnt Is why we've always kept to our rule of being obliging about our singing at nil times. - We haven't wanted to sny: 'I'm sorry, bub I don't feel Just like singing today. An- "Quite Satisfied." other time.' No, we've always been willing because we've heard that our voices give so much pleasure." "And they still do from all I've heard," continued little Sidney Song Spurrow. "They've snld that we were so neighborly, too. They've thought a yreat deal of our friendliness. They've said that It was so nice to have us around so much. "They've said that It was really wonderful to have bird musicians about all the time, cheering them op at all times. "They have liked the way we've been willing to sing ln.th'e Bird Cho ruses or alone. "Such nice things as Pve heard." "Yes," said Snm, "and we will al ways see that people never say any thing about us but something that la nice. "But now I must be off to the nest, which Is right on the ground." "Our nest Is up on a bush," said Sid ney, "as where we were we thought there were some meadow mice about. "Well, I'm off. Oood-by, Sam." "Good-by, Sidney," sn!d Snm'; and as Sidney flew off Sam sang a little song of farewell, and some people hearing him, said; "Oh, what a dar ling little friendly soul is the song sparrow !" One Too Many. "Billy" la a three-year-old "kewpie" with well rounded "tummy," rosy cheeks and a ridge of light fluffy hair that Is his crowning glory. He had Just been to the barber and was proud ly exhibiting the result to a group of playmates. ' A neighbor was trimming his hedge with a lnrge pair of shears shears al most ns long as "Billy" was tall. "Come here, Billy," he shouted, "and HI give you a haircut." "No, sir, I don't want any more hair cut. Z Just had one. Everybody would say, 'Here cornea Billy with two hair cuts.'" , . Baths Were Eliminated. 'Tm never going to take another bath," ald 'six-year-old Jimmy. . r,. ' "Why not?" queried his mother. V "Cause," explained the youngster,' "pa fas rending about a man-being found dead In a bathtub, and I ain't going to take any chances." Wanted te Be Bald. tittle Robert I hope I shall bo bald when' I get to be a man. ' His mother Why, dear? ' Little Robert So I can sit in the front row at the theater, S ii ft 4 r Pi f t I ;.. t f. f