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TIME! roup- THE S: FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1920 State Of Maine Is 100 Years Old This Week The State of Maine this week is celebrating the one hundredth anni versary of its admission to the Union. From the middle of the seventeenth century until 1820 Maine was part o the commonwealth oi Massachusetts and was known as the District of Maine. From early days thore were in the district many men who desired the separation of laine from Massa chusetts, and worked toward that end. . The agitation became strongest af ter the Revolutionary War. Maine was strongly Federalist. In the War of the district was poorly de fended and the territory east of the Penobscot was occupied by the Brit ish troops. That war gave the movement in Maine Tor separation from Massachu setts renewed impetus and in 1816 pejitions asking for separate State hood were presented to the Legisla ture. A convention was held at Bruns wick and the members voted in favor of the step. But Statehood did not go into ef fect until four years later, and then the fate of Maine was bound up with the famous Missouri Compromise of 1820, Alabama, the ninth State to be admitted to the Union after the original thirteen, had come in in 1819. Her admission made the num ber of slave and free States equal, eleven of each. Tho contest over the extension of slavery was being waged bitterly in Congress, and both sides wanted to increase their representation in the Senate, or, at any rate, prevent any increase on the other side. Naturally, the admission of Maine would mean an increase in the number of Senators from the free States, and this the ad vocates of slavery were determined to prevent unless Missouri should go in as a slave State, with two votes to counterbalance those of Maine. The House of Representatives pass ed a bill admitting Maine as a free Staej The Senate joined the bill for the admission of Maine and that for the entry of Missouri and passed the Maine bill with an amendment per mitting the people of Missouri to f orm a State Constitution. There was much controversy between the two houses, and this was complicated further by the question as to whether Missouri should come in as a slave State or a free State. The compromise, reached largely through the efforts of Henry Clay, provided for the admission of Mis souri as a slave State, with the pro viso that thereafter slavery should be prohibited in all other Territories west of the Mississippi River and north of 36 degrees 30 minutes, the southern boundary of Missouri. In the meantime Maine beat Mis souri into the "Union by entering on March 15, 1820. It was nt until Au gust, 1821, that Missouri became a member. The element in Massachusetts that opposed the separation of Maine from the commonwealth fought for a compromise concerning the land. It I was decided, according to William- ! son's "History of Maine," that "in j ' the division of the property all the 2,000 CLERGYMEN real estate- of Massachusetts was to be forever hers; all that of Maine to be equally divided between the two, share and share alike." Maine is of peculiar interest just now as being the "Mother of Prohibi .ticn." She was the first State to pass a law regulating the safe of intoxicat ing liquors, although Kansas was the first to get rigid enforcement. The Trade with the West Indies brought great quantities of rum into the State and in 1846 an educational campaign asainst liquor drinking began there. The first law, which was called "Neal Dow's law," after the famous prohibi tion advocate, became effective in 1851. It was frequently amended, and in 1885 it was incorporated into the constitution of the State. AMUSING FACTS ABOUT WEATHER One would be almost as much sur prised to hear anything of a humor ous character in a weather bureau of fice as in a church, yet, notwith standing, the seriousness of the duties of the weather man, many laughable incidents have been experienced by this employee of Uncle Sam in the performance of his duties. Down in the south, where zero tem peratures very rarely occur, an old colored man met an observor one day when it was about a few degrees below and asked him how cold it had been. When told what the tem perature had be?n the old fallow said: "Sore dat ah some cold, boss. We never had anything like that until the weather man got to projicking witb the weather down here." At the same place the observer met one of his acquaintances, who told him that he was sorry to hear that a government official should have such a bad reputation. "Well, doctor, I am sorry, too, but I can't imagine what I have done in this community to give me such a reputation." "Only this and nothing mo :. e plied the physician. "My little daugh ter told me recently tnat she was very glad that her father was not a weath er man, tor every booy saia tnat ne was the biggest liar in town." In an office up in one of the north ern states the official in unargs wtnn he answered a telephone call was asked whether his office was the Twentieth Century Heating Company. "No," he replied. "This is the Cold Wave Dispensary." Some rather odd requests have been made of weather officials. Out at one of the stations-in the west the ob server, who was occupying one of the Weather Bureau buildings, was .iskect by a lady whether she could rent the building, as she had heard that he in tended to leave. At the same station an application was made by a citizen of the town for the -observer's posi tion. He was told that he would be required to pass a civil service exami nation before he could obtain a posi tion in the Weather Bureau. One of the patrons of this office who fre quently called for information by tele phone always prefaced his requests by asking, "Is this the weather pre server?" At one time the observer's wife answered the telephone when this patron called. "No, this is the fruit preservA," she replied.. Down in Texas a Congressman was nearly defeated for re-election be cause he had refused to recommend one of his constituents for appoint ment as co-operative observer of the Weather Bureau. There are thous ands of men and women in the coun try who are performing th-.s sev-v4ce for the government withou; compen sation. The Texan was anxious to ob tain the position, as he wanted the honor of being his town's weather prophet. As his congressman refused to help him obtain the position, he worked hard to defeat him, and nearly succeeded, as the congressman was re-elected by a very slight ma jority. One unusually cold winter in the northern states, when there had been more than the usual number of cold waves, a reporter for one of the morning dailies met the observer one afternoon and inquired about the weather. When told that another blizzard was headed for that section he said: "You don't mean to tell me that another one of those severely coid spells is coming. I wouldn't be surprised if you should be ordering the next time I meet you a cold wave for h 1 and vicinity." "Cook here. Mr. Weather Man," said one of our western citizens, "did you ever hear of the king and his weather clerk. If not, I'll tell you the story. There was an eastern poten tate who kept in his employ a wea ther clerk. Before starting upon any journey he always consulted him soon . "In a few minutes the rain fell ir torrents and his majesty was drench ed. When the king returned to the palace he was so angry with his wea ther clerk that he discharged, him and always consulted the :east afterward whenever he wished to know what the weather would be. "That is the reason nearly every jackass since that time has been al lying for an office," remarked tha observer. Baltimore Sun. United States Trade With Mexico Increases Mexico City, March 19. Import anl export trade between the United States and Mexico in the year 1919 to- about the character of the weather. tailed $43,946,144 more than in the. year One day the clerk informed him that ; 1918, acording to figures announced by the day would be pleasant, and the ! the American Chamber of Commerce king started on a journey. Shortly in Mexico". The total trade in 1919, i-i after he glanced at the sky, in which j United States currency, was $280.37;-.-there were ominous-looking clouds. ,277. Secretary W. F. Saunders of tha A little later' he met a peasant driv- j American Chamber says this increase ing a jack and asked him what he I is due to the entrance of aproximately thought the weather would be. '100 new American firms into Mexican "Sire, there will be a heavy shower, trade curing the past two years. I IN IN WORL TER-CHURCH D MOVEMENT Nearly 2, 0 0 0 clergymen from nine co-unties in the vicinity oX New York city, representing thirty Protestant d en-OTnina Uotls co-operating in the Inter-cburcii World .Movement, and a few others "will meet Tuesday and Wednesday in the Madison Avenue Baptist Cfaurcn to take up church of national reputation, anions whom are Dr. S. Earl Taylor, general secretary of the Interchurch. World Movement; Dr. William Hiram Koulkes, Xr. Daniel A. Poling and Dr. A. K. Cory, associate general secreta ries of the Interchurch Movement; .1 ohn D. Kockef eller. Jr., and Mrs. Henry W. Peabndy of Beverly, Mass., ;i national leader of women's church and c rv ic organ izations, will address the pastors. Mrs. Poabody also -will preside over a gathering of leading church women at the Marble Collegiate Church, Twenty-ninth street and Fifth, avenue. The Rt. Rev, Charles Summer Bureh, Bishop of the Diocese of New York, has recommended all Episcopal clergymen to attend the clerical con fexence in spite of the fact that the ESpiscepaj Church is not yet officially .iffiliaimg with the Interchurch World ATovement, Dr. James K. Walker. New York field secretary of the movement, said that he had so Tar received more than fifty accept ances from Episcopal clergymen. Si miliar conferences have been held (lining the last month, in every State in the United States, wtih a total at- tendanrc of more than 30,000 Protcs- j taut clergymen. By the time the se- j ries of pastors' conventions is com- pleted. it is expected by leaders of the InterebuiVh Movement that more j than 40,000 clergymen will have at tended. ARMERS TOLD . TO CULTIVATE MORE CLOVER tV ashLngton, March 19. Decline in clover culture by American farmers seems to have gone so far as to threaten to be serious and for the good of the nation's corn and wheat crops it is time to get the land back into clover, the Department of Agri culture advises. Productiveness of land under corn and wheat decreases most rapidly. Rotation of crops is earnestly advocated by experts who s-iy the most important is corn-wheat-clover, with oats in place of wheat where corn occupies the land too long to permit seeding wheat in time. Experiments show that in continu ous culture for 20 years, the yield of wheat fell from 9.24 bushels as an average for the first ten years to 5.79 bushels for the second ten years while in a 3 -year corn -wheat-clover rotation the yield of wheat rose from 9.92 bushels in the first ten years to 12.73 bushels in the second decade. Socwe & Co, 1140 MAIN ST. Barnum 5075 Phone Noble 895 STORE HOURS: 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. Daily 1140 MAIN ST. New Spring Frocks of Taffeta, Crepe De Chines, Georgette,, and Foulards. Many" Fashionable Models at this Special Price All the new, accepted style points for the coming- season are featured in engaging ways. New colors, new ways and means of adornment in an assortment that offer many styles for individual selections. 25 00 OPENING - - SATURDAY Children's Shoe Department Maintaining the Rockwell & Co. High Standard of Quality THE BEST THAT THE MONEY WILL BUY. , It is our desire to fit children with shoes that will (jive comfort and that will be of satisfying service. This new stock has been studied and purchased only to suit the young growing foot; materials, the best for service, assured by best workmanship. Misses' Sizes liy2 to 2 White Rainskin Oxford .... $5.00 Gun Metal or Patent Oxfords $6.50 Russian Calf Oxford $7.50 Smoked Elk Oxford, an unlined, strong, play slioe . . $7.50 Child's Sizes 8y2 to 11 Patent Kid Vamp, mat kid button shoe $6.00 Patent Kid Vamp white kid top $6.50 Patent Kid ankle Tie $00 Russian Calf Lace Shoe, welt sole. Also in Gun Metal Shoe $8.00 Gun Metal and Patent Oxfords $6.00 Infants' Sizes 1 to 5, 5 to Patent Vamp, mat kid top button shoe, hand turned sole $3.50 Patent Vamp, white kid top $4.00 Patent Ankle Tie $3.00 Tan Calf Mutton Shoe $5.00 White "Nubuck" Button Shoe, wedge heel $4.00 Paten! Ankle Tie. wedge heel $4.00 SMART NEW Pumps and Oxfords Gordo Calf Pumps, cuban heel, imitation wing tip. Neat and dressy SI 100 Cordo Calf Blucher Oxford, flat heel, plain toe, welt sole, $12.50 Patent Colt Tongue Pump, leather L6uis heel. This same popular style can be had in dull kid also . . . . $&,QQ Dull Kid 2 Eyelet Pump, Leather Louis heel, welt sole, $12,00 This same style in blacksatin $10.00 Field Mouse Oxford with leather covered Louis heel, turn ol $13.50 Sale of Standard Toilet Articles Ends Saturday Many have taken advan tage of the LOW PRICKS. There is many items evegy day necessities to be had. F:.r savings buy .-- ' now. HANDSOMELY SMART MODELING DISTINGUISH THESE NEW SUITS ESPECIALLY PRICED AT $39.50 SUIT modeled of all wool serge in navy blue, although moderate in price, still of the usual Rockwell & Co. high standard of workmanship. Coats of smart length, exquisitely trimmed with silk braid, long roll col lar and others with notch collar; lined with figured Pussy Willow Silk. Veiy special values. Silk Petticoats In Spring Fashions designed to provide the proper foundation for the new Spring apparel, these new petticoats be come a necessary part of the costume. Jersey Silk w7ill be pop ular, coming in all the new Spring shades, also two tone effects $7.95 and up Taffeta Petticoats in all colors, and changeable silk. Regular and extra sizes . . . . $5.95 and up Heatherbloom Petticoats in black, navy and col ors. Regular sizes $3.95, $L95 Outsizes $5.95 Sprin g Millinery Revealing the Latest Styles Notes for Spring Charming Hats in .all theil4 beauty and simplicity, re flecting as they do thqse features of youth and ex clusiveuess so desired in milliner creations. Prices are extraordinary attractive as these will show $5.00, $6.95, $7.50 and $10 FOR HIS MAJESTY THE BABY OPENING SALE FANCY SIDE REED Carriages To create immediate and active interest in this department we. featdre a handsome fancy side. REED CARRIAGE one pictured rubber tires, reversible .gear, tubular -pushers, fine cordurov lining. SPECIALLY PRICED AT $3150. Third floor 3 1 50 Hosiery Women's ilk Hose, lisle top, in white, navy, black cordovan ,buck and field mouse $2.45 All Silk Hose in Black only $3.00 "Tripletoe" Women's Silk Hose, lisle top in white, bleak and cordovan $3.95 and $4.50 "Kayser's" Pure Silk Hose in black with French lace clocks $5.45 More Blouses, and New Styles at $2.89 In rose, copen blue ,light blue, flesh and lavender, long roll collar, trimmed with narrow frill, white or self colored. Very1 neat anodels. Narrow Leather Belts 50c One-half inches wide in black tan, grey, brown with Ionar narrow nickel buckles. Some witli braided rings in same colors. For Saturday Only Jean Middy Blouses Regular $2.50 $2.00 Middy Blouses of jean bran! trimmed all white. For Sat urday only specially priced. Gillette Razors SPECIAL A Chance for the Men Regular $5.00 12 blades with each razor in a nickle case.