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THE GREENSVILLE DAILY SUN, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1919.
The Greenevillc Daily Sun PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY. W. ft. LYON, Editor a4 Prater. Sabaerbtieti Rats Dally Subscription By Carrier, 10c a week, 40c a month. By Mail Outside of Greensville 40c a month; 75c for 8 month; $1.60 for 6 months; $1.00 for the year. Entered at the postofflee at GreenerOle, Tana, u second class matter. John Bolshevik may take the place of John Barleycorn and be more troublesome.. The 2.75 per cent beer seems to have strength enough to hold on, weak as it is. Upstarts have no veneration for experience. Toledo Blade. Nor have uplifters. Just add the cost of government investigation of profi teers to the high cost of living. When is a humorist crassest, asks T. J. out of humor, T. J., ain't that right? When he is This is not a trial of Henry Ford, as you might have supposed, but of the Chicago Tribune. Turkey has been carted, but it still remains a state of mind like Thanksgiving the day after. Bob Lansing signed the treaty, but it was in French, and so he doesn't know anything about it There is a proposal to ungraft some of them. The tele graph lines were so disposed of last week. There may be a new party formed, but it cannot be the third. It would have to be about the fifth. The Adamson act spoiled the railway brotherhoods, composed of the highest paid men in industry. Strikes as a means of reducing the cost of living arc about as sensible as burning down the house to keep warm. Pending the time he can catch the bomb throwers. Mitch Palmer does well to hand the profiteers a few hot ones. Brand each profiteer across the forehead with the amount of his latest profit and heat the branding iron for the next Oz Villard prints the soviet constitution of Hungary with a great flourish, just as said constitution gives up the ghost With the best feeling in the world the country cannot believe that any cabinet officer can make 100 per cent in ignorance. Lessons learned in war may be of value in peace. Gass lngof woodchucks is averred to be an effective means of getting rid of the pests. Unless and until Samuel Gompers personally announces that he approves the Plumb plan we will not believe that he ever heard of it There is little interest in the prediction of radio trans mission through earth and water. It offers no prospect of a lower cost of living. . 'Sephus Daniels takes a few thousand enlisted men to the Pacific coast and then discharges them. What's a few millions of expense in these days? Republicans have won another seat in Congress in Ken tucky that formerly was held by a democrat, though it can't be seen how that will affect bone-dry. New York grew so big because the people there werr allowed to do mostly as they pleased. Liberty makes cities grow as well as the investment of capital. Ninety per cent of alt existing automobiles are in the United States, thus enabling nearly everybody to hurry to attend indignation meetings against H. C. L. When the senate designates Al Fall as chairman of the Mexican investigating committee it shows absolute disregard of the feelings of Sancho Panza Carranza. It costs a pedestrian $400 to walk from Chicago to New York. That is, if one is footing it de luxe. De luxe means stopping at a first-class hotel every time your feet hurt When are the American bourgeoisie, loudly complain ing of the high cost of living, going to organize? Hark ing back to that old saying, "I'm a wolf, and it's my night to howl." THE CAUSE AND THE REMEDY. There is no denying the fact that Europe and America are linked together in the grim business of recovering equilibrium after the shock of war. No well-informed American attempts to argue that the United States can or should confine its recuperative measures solely to this country. It is conceded by everybody that the human disturbance is world-wide and that the remedy for high cost of living and other ills should be world-wide in application. Each country ccn do much within its own boundaries, but no country lives to itself alone. The depreciation of money is the taproot of the eco nomic disturbance, and this taproot has been grown in the tropical soil of debt and watered with extravagance. It is now cultivated by millions of hands that should be at work producing food and other necessaries. The na tions have burned up billions of real wealth and sub stituted for it paper money. Then they have squandered this paper money on all kinds of unnecessary enterprises. They have taught their manhood to quit work and live in great camps and fleets, without thought of providing their own food and with the spice of deadly adventure to overstimulate their minds. The nations began living on their accumulated wealth, then on their visible assets, and then on their intangible credit, and now they are oscillating between bankruptcy and another draft upon the United States. Not one of the nations lately at war, except Japan, is producing normally, although all of them, including Japan, are in dire need of food, fuel and clothing. The American dollar ha snot escaped the universal depreciation. How could it, when the United States has spent $30,000,000,000 in a war spree, of which $10,000, 000,000 represents represents money lent to fellow na tions on the same spree? They are all honorable nation and every one of them intends to pay its loans, to the last pound, franc, lira, rouble, peso, drachma, leu, or dinar, as the case may be. But- these pounds, francs, &c, are worth very little just now in American dollars, notwith standing the dollar may be depressed and diluted. Worse than this, however, is the iron demand for food and fuel and clothing, which nature imposes upon the European nations. The debts, even if wiped out, would not affect the present situation. The United States has a surplus of life's necessities and must consider the best method of sharing them with stricken Europe. Ar cans know that Belgians in American uniforms and fed with American food were strutting about idly in Brus sels while American soldiers were at work repairing Bel gian roads; they know that reconstruction in northern France is held back for various reasons; they know that British labor has nearly lost all common sense and that Russia is a maniac. Nevertheless, Americans know that Europe's millions are still sane, still industrious and still devoted to peace and liberty. Therefore Americans will stand by them and will supply them the necessaries of life, in some way or other, while all nations are working out a plan of financial recovery. The best constructive ability of the giants of Ameri can finance and industry is now called for. It is not a political or diplomatic remedy that is needed. The ill ness is economic and not political. This statement is proved b ythe fact that victor and vanquished are all affected alike. The victorious French franc is in the same boat with the vanquished German mark. Get them through safely and Europe is saved. Save the franc and you help the mark incidentally, no matter how ardently and justly you hate the Hun. If any combination of American constructive genius can now be formed, let it be done with speed. Let the country's most resourceful and most responsible legisla tors, financiers and industrial and agricultural leaders get together in devising and executing a plan for putting credit behin devery unit of money in the allied nations, and for tapping the dropsical dollar. The cost of living is high when counted in abnormally cheap dollars. It will not seem so high when there is greater buying power in the dollar and less selling power in food. President Wilson spoke a volume when he suggested that the United States should produce as much and as fast as possible. The world needs every bushel of wheat and every pig it can produce. Hence any able-bodied man or woman in this country not actually temporarily upset by shell shock is a clog on the world unless he or she is busy at productive work. Never mind the , kind of work, so long as it is useful and contributory to the world's recovery. Don't stop work to criticize the Bel gian or Frenchman who is temporarily off his head and idle. He will get busy, and is getting busy splendidly, all things considered. Don't stop work to worry over the stupendous task of planning and building a suspension bridge of credit across the Atlantic which will sustain the weight of the world. No single brain will accomplish that task, but all hands by keeping busy will contribute to its accomplishment. As the hard-pressed millions of Europe turn more and rapidly to production, and as Americans quit talking and striking and go to productive work, the old world will turn from gloom to sunshine again, and hard work will keep humanity peaceful and reasonably happy. -Wash ington Post j " ' ) J The Town Gossip .J Some headway is gained against the devouring monster of Fashion. In the day of hoopekirts the newspapers didn't dare make fun of them, but satire plays freely everywhere now. ' Speaking of H. C. L., note these prices per pound in bolshevik Moscow: Black bread, 14 rubles; wheat flour, 25 rubles; horse flesh, 16 rubles; sugar, 100 rubles; butter, 120 rubles; bacon, 80 rabies. Prof. Garner reports that the female ape says, "hoo hoo" and the male ape replies "wahoo." Yet evolution has something on those hairy sweethearts Toledo Blade. The variation being you mean, "Who is oo?" and "Ps oo's?" The war has cost $30,000,000,000, has it? Well, just wait until all the returns are in the returns of those useless bureaus grafted on the government forever and it will be seen that this war has cost more than fifty billions. Houston Post SHE MUST have been. ABOUT EIGHT yean old. AND SHE came. INTO THE office and said: "MISTER. "WILL YOU please. "PUT IN the paper. "THAT BUSTER'S lost. . . AND THAT I wast him. "BACK HOME again?" AND THERE was a hint OF TEARS in her voice. AND I asked her. WHO BUSTER was. Z AND SHE answered. THAT IT was her dog, AND THAT he'd run away. FROM THE back yard. AND I asked her. . WHAT SORT. .. OF A looking dog he was. AND SHE said: THAT HE was about "so high." AND SHOWED me. AND THEN I asked her. WHAT KIND of a dog he was. AND SHE told me. THAT HE was a good dog. AND THAT he was black. WITH SOME white on him. AND LIKED candy. AND HE'D jumped on the table. A FEW day ago. AND BROKE a dish. . AND THAT he didn't lih cats. AND CHASED them. AND COULD walk. ON HIS hind legs if yon held up. HIS FRONT ones. AND HAD belonged to her. FOR ALMOST a year. AND ONE day, SHE FOUND a flea on him. e AND HE liked to roll. AROUND IN the grass. AND WOULD bark at strangers. ,. AND WOULDN'T I please. GET HIM back for hen AND I told her. THAT I'D do my best. AND SHE left. AND I didn't think. UNTIL AFTER she'd gone. THAT I'D forgotten. TO ASK her name. BUT IF anybody. . SEES A dog. e THAT LOOKS like Buster. I HOPE they'll bring him to me. . I THANK you. J' ' J' J" AT THE PRINCESS. Xe aXei nXe aA etXs bZa oXa nXti ewe A m A L a Ai ii WEDNESDAY Henry Walthall in "False Faces." THURSDA Y Dortthy Gish in "Boots." FRIDAY Mabel Ncruand in "The Pest." Also Strand Comedy. SATURDAY Mary Plckf ord in "Daddy Long Legs; f.ko Harold Lloyd Comedy. Uu RipplingRlujtnGS c .:2. PS I Burning Money. Life is gay and lithe and sunny,; since the peace dove hit the breeze;; everybody is burning omney just as; though it grew on trees. I insist on thrift and saving, but there's none to heed my words; Johnnies say that I am raving, and throw money to the ; birds. Men are drawing princely ! wages, and their breasts are filled 1 with mirth, and they jeer foreboding i sages who predict a day of dearth;: but that day will come as surely as tomorrow's sun will rise; things will then be. going poorly with the giddy spendthrift guys. Things won't boom along forever as they're booming now, my friends; and the man who's truly clever saves as ably as he spends. It is patent to the knowing, in expansive times like these, that the kopecks won't be growing always on the shrubs and trees. There will come a day of trouble, when this boom is left behind, and the kopeck and the rouble will be mighty hard to find; happy then the lads whose wages have been safely placed in brine, who obeyed the seers and sages, when the saving graft was fine. And how sick will be the mortals who like spend thrifts now behave, who reply with jeers and chortles when we call on them to savel uy .Edgar a. uuest. AUGUST. It's August and it seems to me The world's a hive of industry, There's nothing but is working now At topmost speed, as though some how, It had a task that it must do And really had to hurry through. If we had ears atturned just right We'd hear the orchards day and night Molding their fruits to proper size And if we had observing eyes I fancy we could stand and see The working methods of a tree. All nature now is in a rush To tint the apple with its blush And gild with wondrous gold the grain Before shall come September's rain. The soil is bursting at our feet With foodsvfor mortal man to eat And each must finished be before The killing frosts return once more; Oh these are nature's busy days. She's working in a thousand ways And doing everything she can To satisfy the needs of man. She has no time that she may waste, Today she toils with feverish haste i To have ner products nnisnea wnen The frosts of winter come again. On every hand could we but see, We should behold each plant and tree Completing now with purpose true The task it has been given to do. Now nature toils in every field To fit its products for the yield And soon the vineyard's humblest grape Shall have attained perfection's NotUMOOK 1 It E ., Ml M V T KS ccrape Me and pop .was in the setting room yestidday tftir suppir pop smoaking his meeisham pipe and look ing at it about every 3 puffs to see if it was coloring cny more and ma was darning holes ou; of seeks and I wasent doing enything and I sed to ma Ma, how meny socks do ycu think you could darr. if ycu darned for 7 munts and dident ov;r. stop for mecls? How in the world do I know? sutch a question, sed ma, and pop sed, Now, mother, is that eny way to satisfy the boys thirst for nollidge children can leara ony by asking luestions, and the icest we can do is to anser them to the best of our ability. Wich jest then I sed to pop, Pop, how is it Indians are Red? Theres one, anser that one, ma sed to pop, and pop sed, Scrtcr.y, wy shouldent I? Indians are red, Ben ny, because the pigmint in their skin is red, jest as the pigmint in your skin is wite. And he kepp on smoaking and look ing at his pipe to see if the color was changing yet, wich it waser.t, and I sed, How is it nobody hascnt got ?reen pigmint, pop? There's a good one, anser that one, sed ma, and pop sed, Most assurantly 111 anser it wat is it, Benny? O yes, green pigmint. Wy there is no sutch thing, thats the easiest way to anser that. Thats not telling him wy there iz- zent ,sed ma, and pop sed, if you would like to anser the boys questions I will cheerfilly hand him over to you, and ma sed, Hee hee, and I sd to pop, Well if there was eny green pigmint, pop, wat would you call the green people? Theres a very nice one, anser that, sed ma, and pop sed, Benny, dont I heer the boys wisseling for you out side? No sir, I sed. Wich he proberly dident, and pop sed, Well go out and see, and take your hat with you so you can stay a wile. Wich I did. A widow is sometimes foolish enough to buy a second husband with the money she saved by feeding her first husband on half rations. If women told men no more than men tell women about themselves or about one another, this world would be so silent that you could hear a pin drop from New York to San Francisco. SINKING SPRING Corcia Boles and wife and children, Orion Harmon and Clarence Harr came up by auto from Knoxville Sat urday afternoon to visit home folks Thos Ward, a former Tennessee boy, now of the Northwest, arrived here recently and is mingling with friends and relatives. Grady Knipp is able to go about again. Rev. J. C. Miller has decided to preach here again in the near future; we do not know just now on whicr Sunday. The many friends of Rev. W. G. Wolford will be sorry to learn of his death. Rev. Wilford has preached at this place many times and resided in Sullivan county for a number of years. He was a good man and was an active pastor for perhaps fifty years. A number from this church attend ed Synod at St. James last week. Elmer Robinson is in better health now than he was a few weeks ago. Quite a quantity of wheat straw is being baled this year, which will be used as a substitute in the shortage of hay. John Robinson is placing lumber on the ground preparatory to building a house, which he expects to occupy. G. Valuable Property for Sale We will receive sealed bids for the following property until noon August 27th 1919 : The store house on Main street, oc cupied by E. T. Miller & Co. The lot is 25 feet wide on Main street, run'.iiug back 70 feet to an al ley, thence across tho nl'.oy to a ware house lot 56 faet long, making a to tal -length of 160 feL. becond; the property corner Cuurch and College Sts. This has been cut into five lots. There is a two-story brick he use, about 24 ft.x 40 ft. on lot number 4. Bids will be received for the lots separately or as a whote. TERMS: 0..e-half cash, balance in one yeir with interest from date. The right reserved to reject any or all bids. Fcr further particulars, write to Wm. H write to, WM. H. BROWN & SISTERS. Greenevilb, Tenn. 2-116-d!y 4t wk. 2 wks; wkly 2 wks FOR SALE: Pair of Pcrcheron MARES, 3 years old last spring well broke. If interested see Dr. J. J. Howell, Tusculum, Tenn. WANTED: Representative for well known Accident and Health Insu rance Co. C. G. Dyer, Dist. Mgr., Morristown, Tenn. 2-117-31. $18 A WEEK and expenses to right man or woman. Address "A. C." Boxwood Inn, Johnson City, Tenn. 2-116-4t. t PROFESSIONAL : DR. E. C. DONNALD PHYSICIAN ; Office Over Square Drug Store. Offic Hour: 8 to 10 A.' M, Ito 4 P. M., aud 7 to 8 P. M. Leave day call at Square Drug Store. Night call J. S. Barnard's ra idenca ar call Frank Gm' resi dence. ' W. T. MITCHELL Justice of The Peace Office, Batamant Maion Houaa, Greeneville, Tenn. O. T. FRENCH Justice of The Peace ad Notary Public. Matrimony a Specialty. Office evar Hardin Grocery Co. Opposite Court Houta. O. I. LANE ComtabU and Collector Greene villa, Tana. 1 do a general collecting business and pay all account through the Citiieni Saving Bank. I earnest ly aolicit a share of your buaiaeta. Reference: Anr bullae firm in Graenevilla. NEWTON C. MYERS A SONS Meadow Valley Farm, Greene villa, Tann. Breeders of Polled Durham and Short Hora Cottle Tuberculin Free Accredited Herds. "King's Lad," a handsome roan age 23 months.weight 1,100 lbs. "Cumberland's Type," a smooth red of fine quality, age 8 months, weight 700 lbs. "Cumberland's Prince," a dark red, stylish and a show, age 6 months, weight 650 lbs.. These are all high class bulls and are priced worth the money, come to see them if in need of a first-class bull. Pedigrees with sales. Our Cheap Column Little Advortttraent ia tbia Colanta Will Bring Quick Rainlta One Cent a Wore). ' LOST: A set of automobile chains Saturday In the 22nd district, near Whig. Finder will be rewarded by returning to W. H. Looney, Green ville Route 7. 2-115-3t. FOR SALE: Registered, large type Berkshire pigs, 8 to 10 weeks old, $15.00. Satisfaction guaranteed. H. P. Squibb, Limestone, Tenn. 2-213-4t. WANTED: Any amount of peach seed. Bring your seed to me if it be large or small amounts and I will pay you $1.00 per bushel for them. C. M. Simpson 2-106-18t. RAILROAD SCHEDULES Schedule time of passenger haias leaving Creeaaville, Tena The following schedule figures pub lished as information and not guaranteed. SOUTHERN RAILROAD Westbound. Eaatbound. 4:25a.m. ..Mem -Wash... 1:35a.m. 7:05 a.m. .Knox.-Bristol. 8:05 p.m. 11:30 a.m. N. Y.-N. O... 4:58 p.m. 5:04 p.m. ..N. Y.-lem... 9:55 a.m. 6:12 p.m. -Knox.-Bristol. 7:37 a.m. UNITED STATES RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION FOR SALE 172 acres of good land, all lies well and is easily cultivated. Most all loamy soil with clay subsoil. 20 to 30 acres in good timber. Land is very productive and in a fair state of cul tivation; has an extra good orchard; one 7-room new house and one ten ant house; good barn; watered by .veil, cistern and pond; situated on a rood rod in one-half mile of pike and near church and school. With farm goes two good mares, one grain drill, one good binder, one disk harrow, and interest in enselige cutter. Price $13,000. ' One small tract of 22 acres, all trong land with good small house and bam. Has good orchard and is watered by well and cistern. Situ- ted on good road in two mile ol town. With farm goes 2 mules, waon ind farm tools. Pr:ce $2,750. Brown & Bacon LENOIR CITY, TENN.