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-! A- I 25, 1 J lejJ ' Ait Oor 1 ' 1 1 th act I1L.I c uwck a. am. i jLTJ.frxzxic&. Asnatai'l rwifc LLal EMnt K Lat vHrS afert. - ' JL Ml IM la eaclawwly aSkleS te Ik r Hi i mi lliirt Mt tWrteM, "; . 4 "jt,y ' r Ifi wJf part ormad thstr dnty equally we. All CJ t'rtit eonU be asked of m were faavO Mairt i bora awtfrn-patirtot. that irWW tt IOIWMfr1M WH aaiat fhs enemy to tout.-; - Well may Bock Island rejoice that men body representative of the true rplrtt as veil as th' fighting blood of America shall hare m aaMM us.' Too mach ni not fee none Vf the nation, for the. comfort of these brave boys; too meek eaa sot be done by Bock Island for their happiness while they sojourn here. ; . May their convention be the most successful in all respects they hare yet held. . ja&MUl frets Uaaed Wire Befit ember Audit Bureau of Clrenlattaaa. Uaewl Paper City of Rock Island. V Vert OSw VT C. WaHoa. Witt AeMe. ". na- i m aitaa iiH Paaate'a 6a BM. -40tae-aor Basil. la l-'eR"?; miFfltV--iS Oljr Cratae S. J. Murphy. 10JS .;TJ,HISMf. I,, aureaa. av MOKPAI, 8EPTEMBCB 14, IMS. . WHO killed Bill Gabel? How dare you ask? TM doughboys who are Rock Island's guests J the fellows who not only saved your conn ry, but saved the world. . ld Tiie Referee Tie situation in lock Island today is one of -blooded Den against assassins, the repre tatlves and defenders of the underworld! Human life, personal reputation and prop- are menaced Just so long as the Rock ad vice vultures are tolerated in their Icklng by officialdom. The Argus doesn't believe that the fathers and mothers of Rock Island requested that fhlrdavcnue between Twentieth and Twenty- Bird streets be converted into a succession of shite and black dives. Then who did One of the' sights the doughboys should not overlook while they are in the city is the roost bt the Rock. Island vice vultures. Any buddy rill tell you where it is. But be careful not to hsk who killed Bill Gabel while you are there. sou might be ordered shot. A man who would not defend the name of his pore mother would'be unworthy to be called boa or man. Perhaps your mother has escaped, ittt don't forget that some of the good mothers f this city have been publicly outraged by the Rock Island vice vultures. The vice vultures were responsible for a tiot to Rock Island some years ago that took its oil of human life and cost the taxpayers thou sands of dollars. The same vultures are still jtn power, promoting murder, grafting,' black- handing and besmirching the characters of law- abiding- citizens. How long are you going to Merate them? Listen. Buddy. The Argus wants to apologise to you for burdening you with printing so mucEiibout a condition here in the city with which you pos sibly are not familiar. However; if you don't aaderstaadr any of your Rock Island buddies will telljrotfall about it r .. 1 . You arl the son of some sweet and good mother, Bdddy. 'Well, here in Bock Island we hate a band of vultures who have been insult ing our good motherhood, and' we are - taking steps to rid the community of them. Perhaps we ought to be ahsamed of ourselves for having stood up under the indignity as long as we have, but we have become so accustomed toil that wo don't rebel as you possibly would when you sensed its gravity at first blush. f : But we want to promise you that the next tlml you come to Rock Island you and your mother will be safe from such attack as our mothers have been exposed to simply because we have not been men enough to -esent such outraces. Probably you will say that we are getting Just what!' we deserve because we have been too cowardly to rise up and crush the traducers of our motherhood. Maybe you are right, Buddy, but we are still men, and we still honor our mothers, and we want to tell you that we have made up our minds to show the world that we are not the weaklings that it has taken us to be. Just keep in touch with little old Rock Island, Buddy. One of the best towns in the state, but has been Just a little too tolerant of some things that wouldn't go among the red blooded men of any other community of Amer icans, i We Just felt that we owed you this little word of explanation,' Buddy. We haven't men tioned any names here. It isn't necessary for the enlightenment of oujwgular readers. You, as a stranger, would probably like to know the names of the men who have been insulting our mothers. Just ask any -of your Rock Island buddies, 'They will tell ycu. The vice vultures are still seeking to silence Ens Argus with their scares. The answer of he Argus to the vice vultures is that they are oomed to lose their grip on the city and county kovernments. When that hold is broken the ; jrelgn of the vice vultures will end. That will :,be a happy day for Rock Island. Ton can't blame a person who has been Con tributing to the Rock Island vice vultures' graft not tor, hesitating in turning informer before the grand Jury. He has hanging over him the moral c Bill Cabal's fate, The way to end the power of the vice vultures isoe eradicate con ditions on which they thrive. That operation ls In: the line of sworn duty of your city and ijconn'.y officials. Force your officials to perform that duty. ' The Argus has been demanding the suppres- IUH, IU Ml luwmi UK IU VUUIOIUU guuu, 01 condition from 'which Roek Island has been (suffering for years. It's tot going to be easy to dislodge this disturbing menace, but it is gradually being undermined, and you will bless the day when you know thst it has been dissi pated forever as a domineering Influence in this comifeunity. v j She Is the Best s The American housewife is one of the best koustkeepsr in the world, declares Miss Bells Joaes of Liverpool, as the result of some of her observations while on a visit to America. We Knew it all the time. But there is a good deal of satisfaction in hearing it from the lipa of a Briton, for we have fbeen bearing s lot of unfavorable things about the various features of the personality and anatomy and mentality of. Americans, from various sorts of Europeans who have a curious idea, that real culture and ability and all that sort Of thing are dependent upon a national history extending back into the centuries. Tee, we knew that the American housewife was the best housekeeper in the world, and we're glad to learn tbat someone outside the family knows it and is willing Jlo acqnowledge it v. . ,. . . , f A Proud Occasion. Bock Island u proud of the privilege of en tertalnlag the annual convention of the state department of the American legion, and from the deepest recesses of Its heart it bids the boysf the World war, and. the members of the women's auxiliary, welcome with all that goes Witb!(t ; ' ; ; ;v It is itself an Inspiratle to greet the mem in whatever department of the greatest of struggles they played a part. They are the soldiers of a world-wide democracy, even as they .were the champions of such a holy cause, in the hour when all that men lived, for hung te the balance. . ,: V It was their 'patriotism, their valor, their herolara. that took, them away from the homes they loved to fight for the homes they loved. EBlltons of them Unversed plerilous seas and Terrible Jewels. The Russian crown Jewels, offered for sale by the bolsheviks. are advertised as having a value of $60,000,000,000. Such is the estimate of Farberger, the French Jewel expert. This stupendous sum, in rough figures, is equal to all the money that will be earned this year by all Americans combined. And yet tbe Russian crown Jewels ere displayed on a table about 12 feet long and eight feet wide, scattered rather loosely on its surface, not piled up. Imagine that tbe work of all Americans for a year, concentrated in a couple of pecks of "glass" and exhibited to international gem brokers on a single table! It is preposterously ridiculous. For practical purposes these jewels are worth less. Their value exists only in the imagina tion of man, a form of selt'-hypnolism. Many famous Jewels are in this rSllection of the late czar and czarina. Each one, in un cut form, probably existed millions of years ago. And most of them have a romantic record. Many, it they could talk and tell of the times they changed hands, would have an amazing story of crime, murder, overthrow of kingdoms, theft and loss of honor. Most remarkable in the collection is the Orloff diamond, stolen from an Indian temple. You have read that, sort of thing in fiction. . , The soviet keeps these Russian crown Jewels in a room whose location is secret A handful of peasants stands guard. You wonder that they do not conspire to loot the treasure and flee, each incalculably rich for life.' The temptation would occur to nine people out ot ten. At least three ot the ten would turn thief. But the peasant guards are fanatics and fan atics usually are honest on the wrong side of the question. 1 Germany, stealing these Russian Jewels through a gang of spies, could wipe out her indemnity" overnight The value, you say 66,000,000,000 is exaggerated? That may be. But there are millions of fools who would pay that much if they had the money. . , And somewhere on earth at this very min ute art unfortunates who, if they had the Rus sian crown Jewels, would trade them for a loaf of bread, a drink of water or an armful of firewood. . , . .- COAX. - . ' .. tn.. (r-vvuh fmMsmena had military come back probably would not have occurred I it the in European affairs. This is the opinion ot Dr. Christian P. Reianer, preaching in New York after a kmc tour injBurppe. America, is becoming the world's official goat You have noticed the tendency to blame us for everything that goes wrong In Europe. Before long well probably be charged with starting the war. ' . : EIKSTitH. V - pio.in-. brain rata into deeper water. He turns from his relativity theory and begins Studying electrons and the quanta theory. This thebv is that tadlaUons such as light are r - , tt tnataail nt sireama or nying ptu-uwM waves or vibrations in the ether. SM.h nrnhahlv la 1h MM W11U rWUUm. At the tar end of the road is the theory that force is A form ot matter. CHDTE9E. ' You could learn to talk Chinese in -six months, aavs FrankUit C. H. IM. linguist White children in China "pick up' Chinese words more easily that English words. . The old Chinese, language, with no alphabet, has 40,000 characters. This haa been Ismpli fied into ah alphabet of 39 letters. With our foreign trade future swinging from Burope to the orient, the day may be ahead when as many Americans will study Chinese as now study French and German. Education follows trade more than trade follows the flag. V TYPED. A new typewriter is invented, with 22 more keys than are on machines now used. These keys print such words as "the", "was", "are", "and", etc. The inventor claims that these 22 words, on the average, make up 32 out ot each 100 words used in typewritten correspondence, rnnversation is becoming a lost art Letter writing already is. ; ' - - ; HOOCH. Wets are circulating- figures showing that alcoholic deaths are increasing. It is even, claimed that, in some communities, liquor- is killing more people than before prohibition. More drunks may be dying abruptly. But fewer are dying slowly by chronic alcoholism. As an instance, the gentleman with hardened arteries or puffs under his. eyes is' not seen as often as in the old days. The death score remains in favor of prohibition. , ( GRAIN. In the British grain market, experts esti mate that this year's harvest of th six cereal crops of Russia and Ukraine will total about 39,000.000 tons, against Z7,ooo,w lasi year ana 66,000.000 in 1916. That should be enough to keep Russia alive, on a restricted diet. But-there is no excess for export. Which will please American farmers who know what grain prices, already low, would be if Russia were selling heavily in tbe international HEALTH TALKS By Wiffiaiti Brady, M. D. market i OTJB TSELESS APPE3IBAGE8. , Aboutv twenty-five years ago wben appendicitis was the height of fashion a group ot American surgeons courageously advocated universal removkt or the appenaix in childhood as a. measure of pre-1 vention against that treacherous and then very fatal disease. I say they were courageous surgeons, for it does demand courage for a sur geon to lay himself open m the Jibes ot humorists. A surgeon with just" ordinary practice has to ' be careful how much truth he tells. Patients will not stand for more than a reasonable amount of truth from a doctor. If the . doctor grows careless and tells the whole truth at all times he may as -well look about for some other means of livelihood, for his patients will soon select , doctors who exercise better judgment. . , The . appendix vermiformis 1 is useless to civilised man. Mail or der healers will tell you the ap pendix is a functionally important orean serving as the oil, can of the alimentary canal, or some such nonsense. As an oil can the hu man appendix is the greatest fail ure ever tried out. If it was in tended, as a lubricating attachment tor the intestine it was placed in the most disadvantageous possible situation for the purpose. Nature makes no such mistakes as that. Besides, as a rule we civilised folks enjoy greater functional efficiency on the part of he alimentary tract 1 after removal of the useless ap penaix nan we nau nucu iuc ap pendix was in situ. In some of the lower animals, at least the herbiverous, the appendix is a large and functionally impor tant organ, still.. In the rabbit, cow, horse, sheep, it is still an im portant part ot the intestine. Man, however, has long since cut his ca nine teeth and learned to assimilate flesh food fairly well. Therefore we have no need ot such a long in testine, and the appendix is under going evolution. It is nothing more than a source of trouble to civilised man, at this writing. Like the third molar (wisdom) teeth, the hairy covering of the body and the hind limbs. Hhe appendix has been superceded by the artificial- ties of civilization.! Our food -is premasticated by machinery; our clothing is worn for many reasons other than protection; our digestion is pampered. Frcderic!iHas!iinV Loiter TotnSims Says lga are in danger oVsnffering the evolutionary fate of the appen dix. Many city, parks are witBont suitable paths : tor pedestrians, lluui.li haautifllUv - MuiDPed.- for. driving "or riding .'Let get little .nmnmawment- It seems that .no body wants anybody to walk. Peo ple with high blood pressiwn. and the fllwer" habit ought to knww that there to no better remedy than evervdav walking to bring down urn dawn the blood pressure Overnourished and underexercised miva Bhnnid nolish ud the bus and . if i-. itia a-afaa-a and CO Out tor a little oxygen on the hoof, if they wish to reinaiirwitn us auvuv longer. -.:..; ., ; ( QUE8TI05S ASD ASSWEB8. Want an Entdemlc I have a question which I would like to see answered in your colr nmn as aoon-st possible. What are th avmntoms of chronic- appendi citis and is an operation really nec sary to relieve it? A. M. Hft,-; Answer.T-It is contrary -H my best Judgment to publish symp toms If my uocior rem m thought I had chronic appendicitis I should wanfcto have the appendix removed promptly. . Heavy Growth ef Hair. My hair grows almost to my knees and is very, heavy. Some gay have it clipped or bobbed, be cause fam so thin. 1 am 22 years old. 66 inches tall and weigh only 100 pounds. Is it true that a heavy growth of hair takes one's strength? A. V. L. Answer. Not more so than long finerer-nails do. ' That is merft superstition.' Sometimes disturb ance of the ductless gland func tions. Such as hyperthyroidism or exophthalmic goitre, causes very luxurious growth of hair and un der weight. . m Weed Pulling; for Stout Folks. ' Isn't pulling weeds, both large and small, as good for women do ing housework as those long walks von advocate? Is stooping for such work good or bad for a short stout 'woman? . For a tall, slim woman? L. H.- Answer. It, is tine for a wom an's health regardless of her di mensions. But the .great draw back is that there are not enough weeds to pull every day the year around, and there is always plenty of oxygen floating about, waiting to be absorbed oft the hoof. 4 Grass Lcre for Farmtr end t)thsrs raved all dangers to offer their Uvea that the lastitatiosr en which America is molded might te tared aad preserved. Those to whom tasks pare amrigwsA that kept tham ea this side g There is a -big prune crop. Heaven help the boarders. Married life in a flat has a tendency to be come that way. y i Oh, what is so rare as a quiet day. in Ireland? , The bonus bill rates another wound chevron. What makes a cat madder than seeing the dog catcher loafing? ; , The Shaker cult at South t'nion. Ky., is bankrupt That reminds us, Ford closed his plant. . For the land's sake, pay the farmers for their crops. t Our oil output is increasing. And since school opened the castor oil intake is in creasing. When you see a man laughing be may be a coal dealer who has Just looked at the calendar. John J. Butler was killed while shaking a rug. Show this to your wife next time. 'Clemenceau, the.French Tiger, may come over here for an attack on American banquets. "My Wild Irish Rose" is a new jnovie. Lloyd George thinks it is what the Irish did. Milkmen's association protests tramps steal cream, sounds like vanishing cream. Having a two-dollar bill may be bad luck but not having one is often worse than that The man who talks to himself wants to hear something he can believe. Rickenbacker, famous aviator, is married. While he works his wife will look up to him. Harvard shas good football prospects, but i me pians 10 spin me Boston beans. v Bread wasn't made with yeast until 1650, but some of it hasn't kept very well. Turkish atrocities are being committed in Asia Minor and smoked in the United States.v A man does not always say what he thinks because It is not proper to cuss before ladies. Some wives think their duty is to plajk uriuge ana worn isnaget Ex-Senator Cole is 100 years old. He can remember years and years ago when congress The Daily Short Story The Poison Crew. Poison gases, developed during thewar, eventually will exterminate the cotton boll weevlL This is predicted by Brigadier General Ames A. Fries, chief of the army's chemical warfare service. Extinction of the boll wee vil would mean a money saving running into hundreds of millions of dollars a year. This Insect's ravages In 1921, cut the American .cot ton crop 6,277,000 bales of 500 pounds each, or nearly five times as much as in 1909. - The boll weevil's damage averaged 109 pounds for each acre devoted to cotton culture. Nearly a third of last year's potential cotton crop was de stroyed by the weevil. , v General Fries says: "That the boll weevil will be exterminated, I am certain. The length of time it will take for such control will de pend in a large measure upon the funds avail able for increasing our knowledge ot poisoning compounds and applying them to the solving of the problems of the boll weevil." Poison gas unquestionably has a great fu ture aswn exterminator of insects and animals. It is being used, with much success, in killing rats, gophers and other rodents which are de structive of pastures and fields and which carry dread diseases Such as bubonic plague. In the PhUipplne islands our army gas experts are beginning a poison gas campaign to destroy the locusts which causa terrific damage to crops. This is "scientific progress, born df the war." IBut when yon take the peacetime use of pblaon gas, and-compare it with its evil work ! the war, yen realise that humanity is getting less than 10 cents la exchange for 10. ihere Is nek athJas; sjseDsssJn ckw, . - worked. Cher up! percent Bicycle prices have been cut 40 Daily Poem BY BEKTOX BR AXE Y. SPORT ROYAL. Tennis has a savor, baseball has a thrill. Golf possesses magic when it's played witHI skill, But all of them seem pallid, and all of them seem tame. When sucked against the glory of the truly Royal Game; , . f I tremble like a Jelly, and I holler like a kid, When twenty-two youngi giants get out upon the grid! .-..- I love to watch the pigskin when it's booted with a. thud, I love the see the scrimmages go heaning In the mud, And there's no panorama that has ever been unreeled Like watching some vounr Tphinv through a broken field; . . , My ecstasy boils over, I cannot keep it'hid. When twenty-two behemoths are battling on the grid., The crowds that shriek and thunder, the pen - X nanta all wave, ( The youth that chants Its slogans forever blithe and brave, t The strength and grit and spirit of backfield and of line - -,., . . That battle tor Jeir colleges with courage high and fine; v- v . T Oh. it's the game triumphant all other sports ;,.., amid,. , - .. Was twenty-two leviathans are tearing-up the FORGET.ME-SOTS. By Clara I'. Hblmes. (Copyright, 1922, by Wheeler Syn dicate. Inc.) .. ' "What have you got there in that basket, Bula?" The girl's face turned crimson; see did not answer. - "Up to. some underhanded af fair, eh? Where did ye get. them weeds?" . "They camev from Mrs. Double day's garden, father." "I won't have any more weeds from anybody's garden; haven't'! got whiteweed an' bouncin' bets an' golden glow all over the farm al ready? Ye march that bluegrass straight back. After this hear me? after this, I warn ye to keep awav from them Doubledays." The girl obediently retraced her steps to Meadow road. She climb ed upon the meadow fence and sat there. "I will not take back these for get-me-nots. Harold gaVe them to, me. wnat a cruel woria inis is: she cried. I know! I can take the flowers over to the brookside ana trans plant them under the willows." She was busy with her plants when she heard her name softly called. She glanced up. "Oh, it's you, Harold. Father wouldn't let me have the flowers." "I've Just seen your father, Bula; he has forbidden me to meet you again. H9 seems to think my friendship will hurt you. Oh, Bula! I cannot submit to this ignominy! I'm going away for good." "Father's ideas are not mine, Harold; you are not to blame be cause your father got in prison for lire." "Tbe primary law includes the innocent. I had better go where I can build my own reoutation." Her eyes filled with tears. "You can't writs me letters, because fath er would Intercept ' them," she v.-arned. ( . i Taking her hands, he looked ' earnestly into her trustful eyes. 'I think my mother has' good judgment," he began, frankly. "1 I have been talking matters over wun ner. sne ininas u 4 go, yuu will forget because you are young, and you have the bright, wide world before you. Some time you may appreciate "my not having doomed you to share in my fam ily's disrepute." "I don't want to forget you, Har old, unless you yourself don't care." ."I do care, sweetheart," he cried, grasping her to him. "I do care, and I'm tearing myself away. Dearest, dearest girl, food-bye!" . She did not see him disappear into the thicket Her eyes were blinded with tears. The next day Annie, Bula's cous in and helper, came rushing home from a neigrborhood call. "Bula, Harold Doubleday's gone! He enlisted in the American ma rine!" The information was news to Bula, but she answered quietly: "He torn me ne intended to go away.". "I never, never will forgive Un cle Walter," stormed Annie. "When Harold came here yesterday to say good-bye, your father raved at him and ordered him off the premises!". "Harold is displaying good sense, Annie; he was handicapped living here." - "He should have been helped." retorted Annie ' "He Is a tine fel low, and his mother is beautiful woman." -; ouia tiispaienea tne loquacious with the care of the household; the oversight of the vegetable garden, and the ducks and hens, Bula had little time in which to grieve in loneliness. . In the short days of winter, she was occupied with the family sewing. The following April the great war 6ame. Early in the year followrhg the armistice, Bula's father died. . - . " 1 "What will you do now?" Annie asked, gazing curiously at the mis tress of the big Meadowbrook farm. "I will reserve enough for a veg etable and flower garden, and dis pose of the rest of the land. Indeed aj wild fancy obsessed Bula's mind a desire to possess the flowers she had been so sternly denied. "Will you stay with me, Annie, and tend store? We can have a flower shop out on the boulevard." Annie expressed a bookful of ideas; she waxed eloquent. There was no irresolution in Bula. With- the assistance of i carpenter and a gardener the flow er shop idea at once became an actuality. A roadside field was or namented with trellises, arches and mounds, and by summer these were radiant with familiar -as well as rare flowers. One morning Bula wandered through her flower Eden.- She was curiously restless. The insect pests disheartened her and Annies chat ter bored.. She gave in to tne im pulse to get away from the garden. "I'm going to the brookside, An nie, to gather watergrass. It has spread and runs yards and yards I've a wonderful bed of forget-me- nots there." Dew sparkled on tbe green. Birds sang joyfully. It was a per fect June day. "It makes my heart ache to come here," Bula mused. "How cruelly practical he was! I hope I shall never see that heartless man again!" Well, this is a delight" How do you do, Lieutenant Dou- bleday?" she greeted coldly. It's oddly coincidental that I should come here. But I must say l m glad, he repeated. "I thought you were stationed on the Pacific coast," she ventured, I am; I m on furlough." "Don't you like the west?" Yes, but it's lonesome out there. "That seems incredible." She laughed cynically "Why? I've always been think mg of you. Bula. "In that dazzling uniform' you snouid not nave been lonely. "Here is our seat still under the willows," he suggested. "I must go home." , Tve come all ihe way from TS- coma to see you again. . "I've ceased to care now. Lieu tenant Doubleday." ' "You can care again, Bula, can' you?" "Hawe you changed ' your old opinion r "Yes, since my promotion. Is man responsible for the spirit of nis ancestors?" "Surely not" He grasped her bands. "Can you rorgive me ior an unintentional un kindness?" - ' "Yes, but I can't forget" i"You like my uniform. It' daz zling," he bantered. 'Suppose we begin again?" . "Ill IH he friendly." " Impulsively he clasped " her in his arms. Yon .said we'd hegfn-again,' Washington. D. C, Sept, IS. Grass: u . Subject of primary In terest to v farmers ; and to urban dwellers who maintain lawns, but it lS Tornlns; tebeet mora than ti cidental interest to M large number ot people who are strangers to the hay rake and 'the lawnmowar.-Thfl are the golf players of the nation, and their name is legion. Golf hes brought grass Into the lives f more people than any' other one thing, ant perhaps dairy farming and stack raising. ; Accordingly e. V. Piper, one of the experts ot the department ct agriculture, is assured ot a vide au dience waen ne discusses grass in one ot the official publications of the department That his subject 1 a big one is Indicated by the fact that there areome f ,uoo distinc tive species of grass in the world However, only about 0 are import ant cultivated plants, and not more tnan 20 wild species are abundant or valuable in any one locality. - One of the first things Mr. Piper does is to explode the idea that Kentucky blue grass originated in the state it has made famous. One of these days the. world will be as tounded to learn that the colonei also is not indigeneous to Kentucky! "Kentucky blue grass is with the possible exception of timotiy the most noted grass in America,' says Mr. Piper, "perhaps on ac count of the famous, bine grass country in Kentucky the opinion prevails that this grass is a true native. Such, however, is not the case, and blue grass did not grow in Kentucky when Boone discev ered that attractive region. Like most ot our best cultivated grasses, blue grass is a native of the old world, where it occurs naturally over much of Europe and Asia. "It was brought over by the early colonists as one of the species con tained in mixed grass seeds, and like some of the others found the soil and climate conditions congen- al. The name blue grass has been supposed to be due' to the purplish color of the flowers, but there is good evidence - that the name was first applied to Canada blue grass, which has bluish fol- age, And was later transferred to tbe green plant now cayed -Kentucky blue grass. x . roand in Many states., "Kentucky blue grass Is well known tor the beautiful lawns which it makes as well as for the highly nutritious pasturage which furnishes.. It occurs throughout the northern half of the Uaited States, except where the climate is too dry. In the mountains and on the Pacific coast lowlands it extends further southward. Seed ot Ken tucky blue . grass is harvested mainlyt in Kentucky,' but more or less in Missouri and Iowa also." Not everything that looks like grass is grass, but grasses are eas ily distinguished from all other plants by several peculiar charac teristics. From the expert we learn that the roots ot all,' whether an nuals or perennials, are - slender and thread-like. The stems are jointed, usually cylindrical and wheat, oats, barley, rye, rice, sugnr cane and the like as grass,. but.. such la their botanical classifica tion. On the other hand, the term frass is populaerly applied to all the green herbage on which cattle and other animals teed, and thia would include many plants which are botanically related to the true grasses, such as the clovers, al falfa, et cetera. The grasses fur-' nish the principal tooa oi ootn man and beats and are the foundations of agriculture. Singularly enough, the most im portant grasses, the cereals, are not known in the wild state and their cultivation extends so tar back into antiquity that even their peaces of origin are unknown. Either their wild counterparts have be come extinct or the cereals have been so developed and changed by cultivation that their wild forms are no longer recognizable. Many Species in This Country. Altogether there are about 1,100 species of grass growing in the United States. In one state alone, Washington, some 27S species are found. Originally almost one-half the area of the United States con sisted ok prairies, the - principal herbage of which was grasses, and tbe existence of -this vast domain of grassland has never been fully explained, since it has been diBcov- -ered that trees grow readily enough on these prairies once they have been introduced there. Of all the hay grasses cultivated in the United States, timothy is by far the most important its acreage being four times as great as that ot all' the others put together, and equalling that of all hay plants, in cluding clover and alfalfa. "Timothy had become the most important hay grass in the United States as early as 1807," says Mr. Piper, "and it has since held this position .unchallenged. Its reputa tion as a feed depends upon its high palatability, combined with mod erate nutritive value, so that It is practically impossible to injure an animal by over-feeding. "Redtop , is the only tgrassj of much prominence as a hay plant among tbe many grasses belonging to the genus Agrostis. It was early introduced into the American colon ies. This grass has been known under many common names such as whitetop, florin, White bent and herd'e grass, but as all of these names belong more properly to -other grasses they should not be used for redtop. It is a perennial grass, and matures at about the same time as timothy. . "Bermuda grass is the most Im portant pasture grass In the south, where it shows marked preference for clayey soils, but grows more or less abundantly on sandy soil. It occurs 'as far., north as Maryland, Kansas and the warmer valleys of Washington and Oregon. In Vir ginia and Maryland where it H more troublesome as a weed than valuable "as a forage it is common ly called wire grass." - . Other important cultivated grass es mentioned by Mr. Piper are orchard grass, carpet grass, Can ada, hlue GrrasR. tall tnparinw nntc commonly hollow, but solid in such grass, meadow fescue, foxtail mil- species as corn ana sorgnum. in let Rhodes erass. Nanler eras. the bamboo and a few other grasses I sheep's fescue, red fescue, Para . me stems are woooy. Tne Mint is grass. JaDanese millet Italian rva called a node and the part between I grass. Rhode Island hent naiu the joints is an internode. The leaves are usually long and nar row, parallel veined, and are at tached to the nodes, first on one sideband then on the other, ao that they' are in two ranks. The lower part of the leaf en circles the stem as a sheath, while the upper portion, the blade, is more or less flattened. In some grasses the blades are folded, in ethers inrolled in the bud. Where the blade and the sheath join the texture ana color are usually differ ent, this joining part being known as the collar. The flower clusters of grasses ex hibit a great many forms and many grass is popularly applied to all by the forms of these clusters. Each branch appears from the base of an internode, but tor 'the most part leaves or rudiments of leaves do not occur in ithe flower cluster. Most people Bo not think ot corn, grass and Sudan grass. Mr. Piper does not discuss the problem of developing the lawt grasses for golf courses, but ex perts of the department of agricul ture have assisted in experimental work in that line at the several country clubs around Washington. Golf courses need a heavy, springy turf for tbe fairways and a softer grass for the putting greens thst can be cultivated to a velvety smoothness. Great difficulty is ex perienced in getting grasses that will not burn out in dry hot weath er, and crab grass is the bane of the green keepers. Just at present tne (Joiumbla Country Club at Chevy Chase, Md., seems to have come nearest the solution of the problem with a species of bent grass for greens that holds its own under adverse weather conditions and always affords an . admirable putting surface. Argus Information Bureau Aay eBB1 Sl o aa tr aaeiUon far writinr Th An, inform. asniDf ton. u. c. Give luU name ud iturn poataf. Bo brief. All inquiries rt to each uufnduai. Ho attenuoa will to tloa Bnnaa. Frederic J. Haekla. Director. liar aad eacioai two-cral ataaiu lor coundeetutl. tbe replica beluf acal direst paid lo aaoonjrBMnie letter.) Q. Who was Joe Miller who wrote the Joke Book? F. L. A. Joe Miller was an English comedian who lived from 16S4 uu tll 1738. So illiterate that he was unable to read, he married that he might have someone to 'read his tends Sunday school. One temper- , ance lesson is included quarterly. Q. What would be a good motto for a Mother's club? J. P. A. "Stare decisis, et non quieta movere" or the first part of the parts to him. About this time it! Phrase, "stare decisis" would make became the vogue to publish books;811 admirable motto for a mothers of Jokes, attributing them to some club. Translated it is "to stand by one person. A year after Miller s ' decisions and not to disturb mat- aeatn jonn Mottley compiled a book of 72 pages containing 247 Jests and called it Joe Miller's Jests.- Only three were in any way connected with ' the actor. Many editions have been printed. In 1745 the number of jokes Included had risen to 587 and by the middle ot the ninetenth century to 1,546. Q. Is grapefruit more akin to oranges, or to lemons? P. H. ters once settled." Q. How many women living on farms never get a vacation? A. McC. A. A recent survey of 10,000 ru ral homes in 33 states shows that 87 per cent of the women on firms, never have any vacations. Q. Why is the twelfth month called pecember when decern means ten? A. L. A. In the Roman calendar, ve- . a .a . . . la ' A.a X ,tTXU ".J"? T" Icember was the tenth month, and tuuiu; uuv iuu ss Barv aa as1 atiwi a . nearly approaches the orange in I ihas retained Its Latin name aa sev- citric acid amount of sugar and than the lemon. Q. Is any method or plariTfol- J lowed in the International Sunday r . - wow ibhbuub; . a- n. A Th laaanna ara tmnta sn that the bible will be reviewed each most every census. six years. This period constitutes Q. What state leads in the man the time that the average child at- ufacture of ice? P. U P- A. Although Texas has more es tablishments manufacturing ice. New York state leads in the value eral others have. Q. Is there any race in the Unit ed States In which there are more women than men? 1 C.C.G. A, ' The negro race is the only one m tnis country tnat nas nau excess or females over maies iu "i- Ajyateat JUjSS Indeed, self. "Well begin, dear, where we left off." , - lot manufactured ice. In Texas Surrendering to his unyielding there are 265 establishments and aha i arms, she ftnlahetf the atnrr tnr 1M in Vw vrk Tha value of Ice demurred, struggling to free her-, him with a tearful smll. "Here manufactured to New York is $13!- amid forget-me-nota, Harold." 30&.000 In Texas, $9,811,000.