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Ide^ of .'-'ftuSning Up'* in Vogud Irt Mississippi a Comparatively Few Years Ago. A unique wedding custom was once practiced in America. The "run-up" wedding was an innovation in mar riages, unknown in any part of the world e'xcept in southern Mississippi, but no longer than 25 years ago it was the way in which most southern Mis sissippians of means were married. Some time before the wedding the groom began to choose from among his best friends those who should ride with him. It was considered a great honor to be thus chosen. Horses were carefully groomed and be-tasseled for - the occasion, tne long, luxuriant mus taches worn in those days were waxed and twisted, and particular attention was paid to every detail of tlie rider's appearance. On the given date the groom and his riders met at some se cluded spot a mile or two from the bride's home, and at a signal from the groom dashed away at top speed, hats waving and voices shouting. Around the bride's house a cordon of outriders was placed to warn of the approach of the groom and his party. As a cloud of dust announced their nearness the ^triders went out to meet them, whirling about and returning with them. On the porch of the bride's home her party strained their eyes to catch the first glimpse of the riders. The sounding of the herald's born set at. h^srts to fluttering. In a whirl of dm:t the groom appeared, snatching up his bride and riding on ahead a short distance with her in front of him on the saddle, then wheeling back and dismounting for the ceremony, for which i'r.fc minister stood waiting. Then enrne the wedding breakfast. MARVELOUS IS HUMAN BRAIN Many Millions of Nerve Cells Make Lip the Mind Which Controls the oody's Movements. Thfc highest product of evolution is undoubtedly the human brain. This is the son t of the mind ? and, yo far as it can be said to have a seat, of the soul, also. Filling the great cavity of the skull is the cerebrum, thrown into many folds or so-called "convolutions." This matter is gray on the outside and white toward the center. It. is in the gray matter, composed of millions up on millions of nerve cells, connected one with another, that higher thought ? reasoning, association, memory, e|c., go on. In the brain there are certain sensory centers which record the senses of sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch: There are also certain "areas'' 01* parts of the brain which move various parts of the body and fhese arc the so-called "motor areas." The anatomy of the brain has been carried to such a fine degree of knowl edge that we are now enabled to put our finger upon a certain spot in the brain and say, "This group (or groups) of cells moves the little toe on the left foot." rr whatever it may be. Ev ery movement in the body is controlled by these centers, either in the brain or by the nerves which branch out from the spinal cord. All activities of the body, however, other than those initiated by the brain, are unconscious. *? Hcreward Carrington, in Leslie's. Hew She Proposes. Women do propose though they do not say outright, "Jack, I love you! Will you please be my husband?" They sometimes do as did Alice and her friend Fred. They had been singing, and Alice searched through the music till she found a song entitled, "1 am In love with you." Handing it to Fred she snid "Do you know it?" Fred looked stunned, and ignoring the song she held out to him, he said, "No, I didn't know it, but I certainly am gla<\ to hear you say so." And shortly Alice was wearing an engagement ring. But sometimes it works the^ etoii1 W a- yoiiag-A&ti wtf/fektog a fcii*i iiotrle on fl bphtttiflll hloShlight oven! n jr. Looking Into his eyes she said, "Er? I'm not going to get mar ried until you do." He asked why, and she replied "Because so long as you are single there is hope." But alas, he took her home and left her there and never saw her again! Find Old Petroleum Deposits. The asphalt springs of Hit, from which Noah probably obtained the "pitch" with which he made the Ark Impervious to the "flood of waters," have now been thoroughly examined with a view to their commercial possi bilities. The petroleum deposits of the land of Shinar, between the Tigris and the Euphrates, which furnished iho "slime" that the descendants of Noah "had for mortar" in building the tower of Babel, have been measured as well as can be until the bit of the oil driller is sent down to prove wheth er the geologist is right. And the sources of bitumen which archeologisls hare found was used as cement in constructing the ancient palaces of Babylon and Ninevah have undoubted ly been located. Vegetable Beef-Steaks. The vegetable beef-steak grows on the oak tree. It is fungus, which is dark red above and (lesh'Colored below. When it is cut through, the alternate dark and light streaks ex actly resemble the joint from which it gets its name. It is a wholesome ar ticle of food. During a wet season this fungus grows about seven feet from the ground. It may be broiled, stewed, fried, or, if preferred, treated like beetroot and added to the salad bowl. HOME SERVICE FOR EVERYBODY IN NEED Do you know what the present day Home Service of the American Rod Cross is? Many people do not know that, be sides completing the work for ex-serv ice men, especially the disabled, it pro vides the same neighborly service to families in general that it formerly gave families of soldiers, sailorjs and marines. "Home Service- covers a wide and varied field," says Frederick C. Mun roe, general manager of the American Ited Cross. "It gives aid to families in solving such problems as budget planning, marketing, tiding over times of financial stress, keeping children in school, helping crippled children, wid owed and deserted mothers, children backward in school and. children in conflict with the laws. It renders serv ice to the homeless and transient, to the illiterate, to tenement dwellers, to the unemployed, and gives friendly as sistance and advice to foreign epeak ing groups." In addition to helping families ir. the solution of their own problems, Home Service helps in strengthening the weak spots in the social life of communities. It joins hands with oth ers to make .communities safer, healthier and happier. Organizing action along lines in which the community is already inter ested is one of t lie objects of Home Service. It has established community meetings, patriotic celebrations, pag eants and picnics. Rest rooms, recre ation facilities, play supervisors and moving pictures have been provided. ^Through Home Service other agencies are influenced to bring about improved commercial amusements and better [ school facilities and to promote travel ; ing libraries as well as to secure coun< tv agricultural and home demonstra tion agents. If you need assistance at any time, go to the secretary of the nearest Red Cross chapter and describe the situa tion. Your confidence will be sacredly ! respected and every possible effort will ' be made to -lid you. AMERICAN fi?D GROSS J TO GIVE RURAL HELP Program for Public Health and Community Welfare Is Now Well Under Way. Rural communities and towns of less than 8,000 population benefit in a very large part by the public health and community welfare/work of the Ameri can lied Cross. Almost all of the 3,G00 Red Cross chapters have some rural sections in their territory. There fore the Red Cross Rural Service. Briefly, the purpose of Rural Serv ice is to assist people to get out of life more health, wealth and happiness. In this purpose public health instruction and general educational progress of both children and adults play a big part. Recreation is found to be one of the biggest needs in rural life. There Is lack of sufficient play-life for the chil dren and social life for the adults. Picnics, pageants, debating clubs, baseball leagues, community singing and otiier social events which bring the people of surrounding communities together have been organized and car ried on under the guidance of Red Cross rural workers to great advan tage. In many instances solving rec reational problems and getting people together proves to be the awakening of the community tc^other conditions which may be improved by united action. As a result of community organiza tion, townships in which there had been neither plans nor interest in community progress have been organ ized to work together with the unified purpose of bringing their community up to the most enlightened standards. Lecture and musical entertainment courses huve been started as a result of community meetings, as well as cir culating libraries, Red Cross schools of instruction in Home Nursing, Care of the Sick and First Aid. In the larger towns the need for restrooms and pub lic comfort stations is being met. Play grounds for the children have been established and recreational activities worked out for the year. In order that there may be concerted effort in carrying on the programs of the various welfare agencies in the rural districts. Red Cross Rural Serv ice helps the organizations already on the ground. The main object of the service is to lend a hand everywhere and take the lead only where neces sary. The Thrice- a- Week Edition cf The New York World IN 1919 and 1920 I'racically a daily at the price of s viokiy. No other newspaper in the ?vorid gives so much at so low a price The forces are already lining up t'or the Pre.sidental campaign of 1920. i'he Thi ;ce-a-Week World which if the greatest example of tabloid jour nal Ls.n in America will give you all the new.- of it. It will keep you as 'thoroughly informed as a daily at five or six times the price. Besides, rhe news from Europe for a long iime to come will be of overwhelm ing :ntr.:;?t, and we are deeply and vitaily '-viiCerned in it. The Thrice a-Week World will furnish you an accurate and comprehensive report of everything that happens. The Thrice-A-Week World's regu lar subscription price is only $1.00 per year, and this pays for 156 pa pers. We offer this unequalled newspaper and Tho. HIGHLAND RE CORDER together for one year for $2.35. Let's settle this right now? man ever smoked a cigarette than Camel! You'll find Camels unequalled by any cigarette in the world at any price because Camels combine every feature that can make a cigarette supreme / Camels expert blend of choice Turkish- and choice Domestic tobaccos puts Camels in a class by themselves. Their smoothness will appeal to you, and permit you to smoke liberally without tir ing your taste ! Camels leave no unpleasant ciga retty aftertaste nor unpleasant cigar etty odor ! Y ou'il prefer Camels blend to either kind cf tobacco smoked straight ! ^g^a^eaaa^EBBsggsaa Fivi Minute Chatd on Our Presidents * ######^# By JAMES MORGAN f * (Copyright, 1920, by James Morgan.) WEDDED IN WHITE HOUSE " =* 1864 ? July 21, Frances Folsom born in Buffalo. 1885 ? Graduated from Wells col lege. 1886 ? June 2, married President Cleveland in the White House. 1913 ? February 10, married Prof. Thomas J. Preston at Princeton, N. J. ? -j AS THE Democrats had lost power under a bachelor president, James Buchanan, they regained it after a quarter of a century under another bachelor president. That strange co incidence was brought to an end by Cleveland's marriage in the second year of his administration. From the day Cleveland entered the executive mansion at Albany, gossip busily made matches for him with one after another of the eligible women who appeared at his receptions. A spe cial favorite of those persistent ru mors was the pretty widow of one of his old law partners, Oscar Folsom, whose home was one of the few homes in Buffalo where this unsocial person had been in the habit of visiting. It was not suspected that all along bis own choice had been the daughter rather than the mother. Mrs. Folsom and her daughter were guests of the president and Miss Cleve land in their first month at the White House. Even the wiseacres of Wash ington did not guess that the beautiful young girl who was present at a re ception ? all in white ? would In anoth er year be the bride of her host. Miss Folsom had graduated and was traveling In Europe when the country was set in a flutter by the announce ment of her engagement. She return ed home to meet such -an ordeal as no other American girl of twenty-two ever has faced. Her name was on every tongue in America; her portrait was in every paper, and the press boats five Minute Ch&ti | on Otlf Presidents i By JAMES MORGAN '* (Copyright, 1D20, by James Morgan.) UP FROM OBSCURITY ? * ? * 1837 ? March 18, Stephen Grover Cleveland, born at Cald well, N. J. 1854 ? An office boy in a Buffalo law office. 1859 ? Admitted to the bar. 1863 ? Assistant district attorney of Erie county. 1870 ? Elected sheriff. 1881 ? Elected mayor of Buffalo. 18 82 ? Elected governor. 1884 ? Elected President. 1855 ? March 4, Grover Cleveland inaugurated twenty-second president, aged forty-seven. * =* NO OTHER man has stepped so quickly from obscurity to the presidency ns Grover Cleveland. When Garfield stood on the steps of the Cap itol to be inaugurated he never had heard the name of this Buffalo attor ney, who was to stand in the same place four years afterward. At forty-five Cleveland remained un known outside his county. At forty seven he was in the White House. It was a meteoric rise. Yet this man was no meteor. Slow of mind, with a narrow range of reading and of intel lectual interests, Cleveland was stolid in manner and without brilliant qual ities. But he had a character as rug ged and immovable as a mountain. It had been built up in rural parsonages, where his father, a Presbyterian min , ister, was required to rear a large fam ily and set an example to the commu nity on $G00 a year. For more than a quarter of a cen tury he plodded along in Buffalo, a quiet, trusted, but not distinguished lawyer. Unmarried and without family or a home, he took no part in the so cial life of his community, where 100 other Buffalonlaus may have been bet ter known to their fellow-townsmen. He had been an assistant district at torney of Erie county and also its sheriff. The first that was ever heard Mrs. Grover Cleveland. crowded about her ship from which she was smuggled aboard a revenue cutter to avoid the curious crowd at New York dock. There had been only one marriage) of a president, and John Tyler was a widower, which took some of the ro mance out of the occasion. For the first time a president was to marry in the White House. As Miss Folsom's mother had given up her home and as her grandfather's house was in mourn ing for his recent death, like thq affianced of a sovereign she went to heT husband's home to be married. The wedding in the blue room wai extremely simple, the only guests be. ing a few relatives of the bride and groom and the members of the cabi net. After the cake had |>een cut in the state dining room, the bridal pair succeeded in stealing out the back door under cover of darkness to a waiting train in a switch yard. They had eluded the curious crowds gathered in front of the White House and at the station, but not the ubiquitous press, whose locomotive was under steam and in readiness to pursue them, with n trainload of reporters, to their honey moon retreat in the Maryland moun tains. The continued attention of a vigi lant press- wherever the presidential couple went was indignantly resented by the bridegroom, who hotly de nounced the "ghoulish gl<?e" with which his family affairs were discussed. More malicious, more cruel were the unprint ed tales which were persistently circu lated, as long as he remained in public life. Mrs. Cleveland Is said on one occa sion to have given a pathetic hint of what the strokes aimed at the presi dent through her little ones meant to a mother. With childlike bashfulness a daughter was holding back from the greetings of a small company at the "White House, when Mrs. Cleveland said, "Speak up, dear, or the people will be told that you are deaf and dumb." Mrs. Cleveland herself was spared. At first her girlish charms, afterward her womanly dignity and her maternal devotion made this most youthful the most beloved mistress of the White House. Is it on our subscript tion list? We will guarantee you fall value FOB YOSJIi MONEY Cleveland as Sheriff. of him outside his neighborhood were his sledge-hammer vetoes from the mayor's office only two years before his election io the presidency. The whole state of New York stopped to listen to his-resounding whacks and next the whole country took notice. The sudden, the theatrical rise of the man was not a mere caprice, a blind stroke of luck. On the contrary, he was nominated and elected presi dent because he was the logical, com mon-sense choice; because this un known, unambitious lawyer of Buffalo had become in two swift years the most conspicuous embodiment of the things that the times called for ? inde pendence in politics and a higher standard of conduct in office. Here was a man who was to make his own precedents, a man who was to care for nothing that had hap pened before he happened. The first president after the Civil war to have had no part in that strife, he was with out a political past, and his face was turned wholly to the future. He struck dismay to the greedy hopes of the Democrats, after their long wandering in a wilderness with out spoils, by announcing that he, would let the Republican office-hold- 1 ers finish their terms, .with the ex- ; ception of those who had been guilty of "offensive partisanship." When| the Republican senate attempted to Interfere with such removals as he did make, he objected to the revival of an old statute "after an existence of nearly 20 years of almost innocu ous desuetude." This phrase was too j much for the senators, and the act was repealed. At last Cleveland deliberately sac rificed himself for the sake of plain speaking. The prospects of his re' election were bright. His native con servation had made him a favorite in the grent financial centers of New Tork, and the all-powerful business interests of the country were satis fied with him. But on the eve of the ' election of 1S88 he upset the entire t situation by sending to congress his sensational tariff message, opening with the now oft-quoted words:' "It is a condition which confronts us, not a theory." ! i CATTLE ARE NOT WHAT THEY USED TO BE Buy a Shorthorn Bull and raise ' beef steers and milk cows like -your ! father did. Laud, feed and labor arc io high that you cannot afford to raise scrubs ' The Augusta County Shorthorn * breeder's Association Annual AUC TION SALE of 50 head ? 20 bulls i,nd 30 females ? will be held at jTAUNTON, VIRGINIA, SEPTEM- ' 3ER 3rd, 1920. For catalog, address, ' H. E. COINER ' j \ ? ; JACK CAW FJCESVE A$ W8LL AH OEUViH . V I Jack De.uipsey can take a punch as well as give one. He is in train ing at Bentoc Hartor, Mich., pre paring for his 10-round fight on Labor Day with Billy Miske of St. Paul. It is Jack's first bout since he won the crown from Jess Willard 14 months ago. Dompsey is given a flat guarantee of $50. 000 with a privilege of taking a percentage of the gross receipts of the show. Miske is boxing dn a percentage basis. * ANTED We are now prepared to handle you WOOL at the highest prevailing market prices. Write for prices KLOTZ BROS Box 597 Staunton, Va crap iron, jpeef hides, fcccks ?Ld magazines. Public Sale of Personal Property At my residence four miles above WilH^msville on the Bullpasture Riv er, I will on Friday 3, September, 1920 offer for sale the following: 3 good work horses, 6 and 9 years old, 5 cows, 1 god bull, 16 lic-ad yearlings, 2 horses, 5 cows, 5 calves, 5 ycar ].ngs, sow and 4 pigs, 2 slioats, weigh about 75 or 80 lbs each, 4 hay stacks, 3 calves, 6 good hogs, 13 owes, 1 Hampshire buck, all my farm ma chinery hausehold and kitchen furni ture, chicken and turkeys etc. 1 five passenger Ford car in good run ning order, a lot of corn wheat hay and straw. Sale to begin at 10 a. m. TERMS: Made known on day of .bale L. H. LOCKRIDGE I Clyde Herold, Auctioneer. ? Why %j Suffer? S Cardial "Did Wonders for Me," Declares This Lady. \ "I suffered for a long time with womanly weak ness." says Mrs. J. R Simpson, of 57 Spruce St., Asheville, N. C. "I finally got to the place where it was an effort for me to go. 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