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THE NEWS SCIMITAR. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1920. PUBLISHED BV THE MEMPHIS NEWS SCIMITAR COMPANY Entered as Second-Class Matter t the. Iostffice at Memphis, Tenn . Under i the Act of March . 1879. DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Associated ITm H exclusive' entitled to use for reproduction of nil news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In The News Scimi tar, and also the local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Bv currier. 18c per week. Bv mall. wU on Id. t month. Sftc: ! months. 1.15: J months, ,1.70; C months. 13 00; 12 month. $4.00. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. If vou have trouble about getting your paner. call Main 4994 nd the matter will be (riven Immediate attention. After ( p.m. and Sunday, cnll Main 5835. 14-15 PAUL BLOCK. INC.. Special Represen. tatlve, 95 Mndlson avenue. New York: Centum- Building. Chicago; l.lttle Build tng. Boston: Kresge Bulldln. Detroit. The Cost-Pius Plan. A Mlllinftlon farmer brought a 601 pound cow to town and sold It for three eenia nnund and rot IIS for lit cow. Sheep growers are offering wool at 1! cents a pound and find there 1 no market for It. A ault of clothe, with wool selling at 11 cents a pound, coata 80. The. same ault of clothea. when wool waa bringing 40 centa a pound, old for $35. For the price of hla cow the Milling ton farmer might have bought a rea sonably rood pair of ahoes. It la doubt ful If he could have aold the hide at any price. ' The trouble with the farmer la that everybody else la opera Una; on a cost- plua basis, while he gets what he can for hla products. If farm products Uo not realise enough for the farmer lo live on comfortably, he sells them for what he can get, and Uvea the best he can. The coat-plus theory la a serious menace to this country. It haa taken about all the Initiative away from pub lic service corporations. The system began when the govern ment started building cantonments on a cost-plus baais. Contracts were let with the understanding that the gov ernment would pay 10 per cent In excess of actual cost. There were enough abuaes of the system In that one enterprise to have condemned it forever. The theory that the more a man spends the more he has, la not sound, but that seems to be the one that busi ness is driving toward. If railroads, street railways, electric and gas plants and other public serv ice corporations are to be given the privilege of earning a profit on a cost plus basis without regard to what they spend, or for what purpose, they will eventually find themselvea In hard lines, for the plan can not endure and they will find It difficult to make ends meet when thrown upon their own re sources. On the cost-plus baals there can be no such thing as profiteering At a little common aense is shown. Wages and salaries can be increased without limit Foolish expenditures can be made will the assumption that the expenditures alone will produce a profit. The war has been over long enough and business has been given sufficient notice to warrant the government and municipality in withdrawing their sup port from Instltuliona they have no part In managing. The cost-plus theory haa not only destroyed Initiative and enthusiasm, but, what la equally as bud, it haa de stroyed competition N The unfortunate experience of the government during the pust few years In operating public service corporation? haa not contributed anything to the sentiment for public ownership. It Is a reasonable contention that If the government and municipalities are to take from the taxpnyers an amount sufficient to make public service cor poratlons profitable, then the taxpayer should have a voice In the control of these institutions Much objection may be raised In municipally owned public service cor porationa, but there la an even greater objection to imposing upon the public the burden of deficits caused by indif ference or mismanagement. There la no well-founded objection to any Institution or Individual earning a reasonable return upon the capitnl or labor Invested, but the public can not lor long afford to guarantee either per petual prosperity when It has no voice in the regulation of their conduct. The farmer who sells a cow has a much right to require a cost-plus price as the man who manufactures a pair of shoes on a com -plus burin with u replacement value added. Wejv-ed to get away from the system of iisklng guarantees unless guaran .eWs are given, and the best way to accomplish that Is to place every In dividual and enterprise upon its own resources. snd Tennessee, whers there Is no dan ger of defeat at the hands of the Re publican party, the Issue may be drawn without serious consequences. But here are, many states In which the re sult Is clone even in normal times, and if the Democrats persist in their policy of exclusion the prospect for success In November will be very greatly less ened. Senator Reed comes from a congres sional district that must be relied upon if Missouri remains in the Democratic column. Senator Heed was regularly elected by his district aa a delegate to the national convention, but the state convention, contrary to all prece dent, refused to ratify his nomination. The national convention likewise re fused to seat him. and yet we know of no Democrat, atudo from Gov. Cox himself, who i rendnrlng greater serv ice to the party at this time that Sen ator Reed. The result In Mississippi primaries indicated that Senator Vardaman la still a factor to be contended with. It Is too much to expect that all Democrats shall be Individually har monious. There are as many or more conflicting elements in the Republican party than there are In the Democratic party. The Republicans are composing their differences by granting everyone the right to hold any opinion regarding the Republican platform and the Re publican candidate, and ask only that the nominee shall be supported. An element In the Democratic party la persistently endeavoring to distort the statements of Gov. Cox Into a re pudiation of different elements In the Democratic party. This la unfair to Oov. Cox. A man who makes the fight that, he I making deserves to win. It Is unfair to him for Democratic news papers to persist in promoting fac tional differences in the party. There is no disposition outside of Re publican ranks to discredit the admin istration of President Wilson, and It Is unfortunate that he should be made an issue in congressional and senatorial campaigns among candidates who will take office the day he goes out. The Republicans are using the action of the national convention In refusing Senator. Reed a seat to Irritate his Democratic friends in Missouri. They wilt use the result In Mississippi, in which one friend of Senator Vardaman was Dominated and another defeated, to accentuate the differences in the Democratic party. They will point to the (ieorgla result as another example. If President Wilson were a candidate for re-eloctlon, the Indorsement of his administration would be the paramount Issue as It waa In 1916. Since he la not a candidate Democrats should be content with the tribute paid to him by the national convention and leave his vindication to the future, as time alone will enter the final judgment. Democrats of all elements and fac tions can combine on Gov. Cox with out sacrificing their views on any Issue. He deserves snd IS entitled to receive the whole-hearted and enthusiastic sup port of every Democrat regardless of the differences that have troubled the party in the past. The Price of Intolerance. The nomination of Tom Watson, equivalent to an election, is no surprise to anyone familiar with tieorgu poli tics. Of the three candidates, Hoke Smith, who ran Imtt, Is the shiest; Gov. Dorsey, who ran second. Is perhaps next to Senator Smith, and Tom Watson, who ran first, is the least suited of all to represent the great state in the United States senate, The campaign, however, was not one In which personal fitness of the can didates waa paramount. In no stato has there been a stronger effort made by outside Influences to coerce the Democrats than in tjenrgia. Wataon can attribute his success to the fact that he was denied credentials as a delegate to the national conven tion after having carried a plurality of the counties In the state and receiving a plurality of all the votes cast in the preferential primary. The desire for a square deal is at) strong with the people of Georgia as it Is with the people anywhere else, Wat son was shrewd enough to convince the voters that outside influences were endeavoring lo coerce them, and the result was a natural consequence of their resentment. If there had not been an attempt made to penalise lloke Smith for voting for reservations to the league of nations there would have been no sentlmen1. for Watson. Too much stress Is being placed upon absolute loyalty and sutiservlenre to the administration, which has seven years behind it and less than seven months ahead of it. In slates like Georgia, Mississippi The Liquor Question. The Christian Science Monitor to sns of the conservative papers of the coun try. It Is In no sense an alarmist, and. so tar as we know. Is without political alliance. The Monitor Is not convinced that the prohibition question haa been per-n-rnenfly settled In this country. In a recent editorial the Monitor had the following to say: "Kadi r'ay It la becoming mors and more apparent that insofar aa Amur loin homes and American Institutions are concerned, a great moral issue In the present political campaigns, na tional and atate, Is that of law en forcement. "it was assumed, reasonably, per haps, by the national conventions of the two principal political parties, that Insofar as prohibition of the liquor traffic In the l'nlted States wss con cerned, the ratification of the Eight eenth adnirmlmrnt had, for all time, determined that Issue. "Tho Inference may he. If one chooses so to draw It, that both parties and their presidential candidate? are rea sonably committed to a program of law enforcement. But it can not lie claimed, it would seem, that either party by direct pronouncement or otherwise is pledged unreservedly to continue the present enforcement code as a part of the law of ths land, or to supplement It, If need be, by the enactment of more effective restrictive measures. "It can not be gainsaid, of course, that In the platforms of both the prin cipal parties the league of nations is sue, as that Issue has been outlined and presented by opposing partisan and in dividual opinion, has been accepted, for the purposes of the campaign at least, aa the paramount Issue. "There should he no effort, actuated either by sentiment nr by individual conviction, to cloud this Important Is sue, if by meeting It fairly and Intel ligently a step in the right direction may be taken In lis final determina tion." We do not share the apprehension of tho Monitor regarding the resurrec tion of the liquor traffic. The heat guarautie is not tin' prohibition is a nmr.,1 quciinn, but that it i a secure political position no cumliiUtc who de sires to he long in offne and piosper will care to antagonize v,JThe constitutional airemim. nt. of course, does not set:!.' ih, i ,r 1 1 1 1 if n question. It folhl'ls the malm;'... tin. . sale and tiannportatioii of intovi. . i k liquors without defining w'n.n is intox icating. That must foreer remain a ques.ion for leglslatiw definition. The ,.it. ment of Vice-President M:, i i-hn!!. uim said that the prohibition amendment, if it had be.-n bv He, -ret Pallet. ould not have received .'n votrs hi the sen ate. If he correctly Interpreted the sentiment of tin- -, n.it,. i, ,iuurii instead of being discouraging If the law-makers are so fearful of the wrath of the public that they will not dure espouse a cause they believe in, it Is a pretty safe guarantee that it is altogether had. at rnft ,.i t i.-a Ih . and that its status is permanently fixed even if there is legal opportunity for reviving it. News of Memphis 10 Years Ago. Twice Told Tales News f Memphis tS Vsjsrs Ate. SEPTEMBER 10, 1(10. Miss Mabel Robinson relumed today after a pleasant visit with Miss Robin .'ones, In Abilene, Tex. Miss Lulins Fortune returned to her home In Texnrkana this morning after a visit of seversl days with Mrs. C. A. Taliaferro. Mr and Mrs. D. Canale and daugh ter, Miss Anna, returned this morning after a visit of several weeks with friends In the Eat. Mrs. H. Hutchinson Is the guest of telstlvea In Virginia and will return to Memphis the latter part of next week. Mr. and Mrs. M. Blum and children. f Shelby Mis , are the guests of their sunt, Mrs. K Oswald, in this city. They have Jus returned from a visit in Hen derson, Ky. Mrs. Carrol Cooper snd daughters. Misses Chlorine and Theresa, returned today after spending a month with friends and relatives in the Kast. Mrs I.. Rnsenstein and little son. Alfred Thomas, will return to their home In this city about the first of November after spending several months traveling in Europe, according to in formation received here by relatives this morning. Misses Kathaleen Fleming and I. ilia James are spending the week-end with Mrs Uthella James, on Red Fox farm. Miss liatile E. Finch, 223 Adams ave nue, left this morning for an extended trip to New Orleans, from which place ahe will go to New York and other Northeastern cities. Mrs. H. Johnson snd little son, ac compsnied by Mrs. Frank Novltskl. re turned from an extended trip to Loula lana. Mrs. B. C. Fields and little daughter returned this morning after spending several weeks with relatives in Ken tucky. Mr. and Mrs. l-eltoy Taylor are the guests of their parents. Mrs. X. A. Taylor, in Henatobla, Miss. SEPTEMBER 10, IMS. J. W. S. Rhea was re-eieated cap tain of the Memphis Athletic club at an enthusiastic meeting held In (he of fice of George Gillham, Jr. Judge L H. Ksteg hss returned from an evangelistic tour and will open court in a few days for the September term. J. F. Frank prominent Memphis mer chant ind farmer, exhibited several ears of corn weighing two snd a half poundi each to friends at the Merchants ex change today. O. O. Howard and Mrs S. T. Hall and Joseph Gala and Miss Utile Oaia se cured marriage licenses today. . Residents of Idlewlld today voted 109 to , to Incorporate as a town. C. A. 8. Richardson and A. B. Carter an nounced their candidacy for seats In the county court from trie new village. Mrs. F. M. Guthrie and little daugh ter. Miss Myrtle, and Misa Alice Gwln, of Chelsea, left today on the steamer Belle Memphis for St. Louis. Mrs. T. 11. Hartmus and daughter, Misi Anna reached Memphis todav. Mri Hartmus will visit Mrs. Llvermore on Union avenue, while Miss Anna will go on to Virginia to enter Holllns in stitute. Misses Utile and Annie Rail, of Ssr dls. Miss., after a ahort visit to their aunt. Mrs. N. F. Hamilton, have gone to Blue Mountain, Miss., to enter the Blue Mountain Female college. Miss Mattie Hawkins hss returned from a delightful visit to Chicago. She will have charge of the vocal classes at the Clara Conway Institute. Miss Agnes Ruffln has returned from Coldwater, Miss., where she was taken ill and is muth improved. Mrs. Lulu P. Roberts, wife of E. C Roberts, is quits jll at her home on Park street. A contract was closed todav with Pain A Co. for the presentation ol the "Fall of Pompeii" at Eaat End park for eight days beginning Sept. 26. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS . Q When and why was the shipping board created ? M. E. C. A. The United Stales shipping board wa created by act of congress ap proved September 7, 191S, for the pur pose of encouraging and developing a merchant marine to meet the require ments of the country's commerce. Q. Was it In the Spanish or Civil war th.t Clara Barton distinguished herself as a nurse? A. F. P. A. Clara Barton waa a clerk la Washington, but resigned at the be ginning of tho civil war and went into the hospital service. Q Please give the latest schedule of airplanes on the Chicago-New York air mall route, also what railroad they follow? K. L. V. A. The latest schedule of the planes carrying mail on the Chicago-New York route is from eight lo nine flying hours. This air line does not follow any rail road. Q. Need eggs be kept In any partic ular temperature that are to be hatched ? G. A. M. A. The Bureau of Animal Industry saya that eggs saved for hatching should not be subjected to high -or low temperatures. In cold weather place from 10 to 13 eggs under a hen; in Warm weather from 13 to 15. Q What Is ths meaning of the word "Jaix?" Q. W. F. A. Tho word "jaxi" la of African origin. It is found in the Creole patol and idiom of New Orleans, where It means "speeding up things." The Cre oles adopted It from the negroes and ap plied It to rudimentary and synocpated music, Q. -What part of the woodland of the South Is on It farms? W. N. A. The department of agriculture says that one-half of the forested lands of the South, more than 12S.000.000 acres, are on farms. The present yearly farm income from woodlands is esti mated at about 1150,000.000. Q. When will the IRSth Co., Third Regiment, tlnlied States marine corps, now stationed In San Domingo, return to me states r x, U. A. The marine corps headquarters siaies mat tne lsotn company of ma rines never leaves Ssnto Domingo. Q. Are there any steamers leaving New York city carrying passengers at present, going via Panama Canal to can fTanelscoT K. v. A. The International Mercantile marine line says that there is no pas senger line going directly from New York to San', Francisco through ths ran a ma, lanai. (Any reader can get the answer to any question by writing The News scimitar information Bureau. Frederic J. Haskln, director, Washington, D. C. I nts orrer applies strictly to informa tion. The bureau can not give advice on legal, medical and financial mat ters. It does noi st.cmpt to setrle no mestlc troubles, nor to undertake ex haustive research on any subject. Write your question plainly and briefly. Give full name and address and Inclose two cenlB In stamps for return postage. All plies are sent direct to the Inquirer ! What's In a Name? V MILDRED MARSHALL AURELIA. (Copyright, 1920. by the Wheeler Syn dicate, Inc.) Of old and most distinguished Ro man ancestry Is Aurella. It means "golden" and comes from the Latin "aurum," the term for the rich and much-to-be-desired metal. The Aure llan gena was an old Sabine one. occu rring a unique place In early history. The feminine Aurella came into vogue r&rough the charmingly poetic Idea of taklrg the name from the glis tening golden spots on the cases of some of the butterfly pupae. It repre sented chrysalis, and what more ex quisite thought than to bestow It upon some lovely Roman maid who should shortly develop Into a beautiful but terfly?? Since Aurellan gens was an old mar ble one, Aurelia was given in baptism as a mark of great honor. The most famous woman to bear the name was Aurella, the mother of Julius Caesar. It aoon became a favorite throughout Italy and spread Into France, thence crossing the channel Into England, where it named many a proud beauty and received great vogue at the hands of the literary genii of the time. The diamond is Aurelia's tallsmanlc gem. It will bring her wealth and splendid mental attainments; likewise It will protect her from contagion. Sun day is her lucky day, and 1 her lucky number. . Note to resdera: Is there a fact eon earning your name In which you ai" Interested? Do you know Its history; Its meaning; Its derivative and signlfl. cance? Do you know your lucky dsy snd your lucky Jewel? If not, Mildred Marshall will tell you. Send self-addressed and stamped en velope with your- queries, to Mildred Marshall, Ths News Scimitar. Fashion's Forecast By Annabel Worthingtoo. HOROSCOPE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1920. (Copyright, 1920, by the McClure News paper Syndicate.) Jupiter and Mercury are in benefl aspect today, according to astrology. Uranus and Mars are adverse. There is ths moat promising sign for all business venture that require tour age and vision, but Mercury is in a place that seems to indicate that thev will succeed only through wide adver tising. The dominant power of the planet supposed to guide writers, editors a: d publishers is read as presaging the greatest possible demand for advertising and publicity. Newspapers and muga sines will profit largely. While the business side of profit from writing Is seemingly emphasiziel by the aspect of the planets, the seers prophesy that next year will rovoil a great American writer who will attain fame aa a dramatist. The evening of this day should re most favorable to all social relations with persons in the sun. It is a lucky time for public meetings, banquets and entertainments. Mars is still In threatening aspect that may bode ill for the stability of the world. It would seem that for some purpos military movements become a necessity A man who bears a distinguished nami will become conspicuous at this time. Congress and other legislotive bodies will be affected by dissensions and will find It difficult to agree on politics. There will be sensational debates, as trologers prophesy. The moon today Is In a sign thai should make for poise and good judg ment. According to ancient lore this should be a favorable rule for the performar.ee of household tasks, since 1: makes fo systematic methods and effective work. The eyes should be protected from strain, for there is a sign read as pre saging unusual troubles affecting the sight. Persons whose blrthilate It is have the forusast of rather a checkered year in which many surprising events come to pass. Journeys and changes will bring about unforeseen conditions. Busi ness affairs should be satisfactory, al though they may demand extra atten tion. Children born on tpls day may have many vicissitudes and extraordinary ex periences These subjects of Virgo are likelv to be clever, cautious and ingenious Just to show how much they like hio um! how mu h they aie willing to ppenii on linn, friends of Louis lirownlow. for mer Trnnessean and retiring commis sioner of the District of Columbia, are giving two luncheons for hun. Isu's knows what to do with a luncheon, all right, e is a newspaper man. MacSwiney may not solve the Irish question, but he has made progress in folvlng the problem of high cost ol living. LAW SCHOOL OPENS. More than loo students were present at the opening night of the University of Memphis av school, which begnn Its work Thursday night. rractlcally all of the time was devoted to registra tion, but a short talk was made by the principal, who explained the mean ing of the step they were taking, and of the spirit In which they must start the work Actual class work will start Mnlav night. The rolls will remain open for a few Oays in order that late arrivals can be accepted. LADY'S ONE-PIECE APRON. An apron that combines simplicity wun ninny is .o. iMtoe. i ne sleeves, back and front, are cut In one. so thnt the making is an easy matter. It sltrs oi'r in." lie, in nun i ui- iiii in ini.'u ill . .... .: ... 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Find out how other thrifly people get ahead, snd profit by their ex ample 1 Use the coupon. Write plainly ! Kre.leric ,f. Haskln Plrrt-r. Tin VI,, , . i.,s s-w s Sciniiar Informa tion tit.:!1!!. Wrish ncion, I . t In tii"!.w h"ie-itli two cents In -Mi'il, f"- re' ,rn postage on a free copy booklet "How Other l ei pie tie! Ahead." Name Street City a.? HE GW&&LCT oye H?m. . iz&ju f .f t'oSf o f vjoaCrt-rC ON THE- gggsT j PjytiLS V I ' - (frfl ' ,Q&' DOROTHY DIX TALKS MARRYING MOTHER. By DOROTHY DIX. Ths World's Highest Psld Woman Writer. ' (Copyright, 1920, by The Wheeler Syndicate. Inc.) The vounar man was raving to me about the charms and graces of his iiancee. "She seems a miracle of nerfection." I said, "but what sort of a mother has sne got? "Oh," he replied airily, "her mother is about everything I object to In the female set, but then, you see. I am marrying the girl. I am not marrying the mother," "Ah." I said, sadly, "there's where you are making a fatal blunder, son. You are not only marrying the girl's mother, but you are marrying her mother, and her mother's mother, and her mother, and all of her female an cestor all the way hack to Kve. "And I am not talking about heredity, either, though the call of the blood seems stronger in women than it does in men. I am talkinc about the en vironment In which a girl is reared, and which moulds her character into the form of whatever Ideals and principles her mother cherished. For the mother makes the home, and all the plastic years of her life, the little girl is shut un within the on fines of the home. Her mother is her oracle and what her mother teaches her by word of mouth and example is in grained Into every fiber of her being. A mother and daughter are far more Intimate than a father and son ever are. A mother influences her daughter far more than a fnthcr influences a son. In every family there are certain tra ditions and precepts that are handed down from mother to daughter through generations, and these form the code of the women of that family a code whose laws are as unbreakable as the law of th Medes and the Persians. Home and early Influences put no such indelible stamp upon a boy as they do upon a girl. You often see a mon who is no more like his family than if he had not a drop of their blood in his veins, and who thinks and acts entirely differently from his father, but a girl nearly always runs true to form. What her mother Is. she becomes; what her mother made her she stays. Therefore, son, give mother the once over very carefully before you propose n mother's dauebter. Also cast an appraising eye on mother's husband. For as motner is. me gin win ne, ami as mother's husband is, so will be your fate unless some miracle happens. Maud may be all that your fondest fancv craves. She may be pretty, and dainty and sweet and appear so amia ble that the proverbial butter would not melt in her moutn. cut an me same, look at Maud's mother. Is mother sloppy and slouchy, and thriftless. Is her house always In confusion? Does the parlor sofa need sweeping under? Are the curtains crying aloud for soap snd water? Don't marry Maud unless you want to live In the same disorder and dirt, for Maud has been brought up to be lazy, BhlftleBH and untinv, and she will always think you are an unrea sonable crank If you desire a well-kept house. Is Maud's mother wasteful and ex travagant? Does he live beyond her means? Be sure that she has taught her daughter that clothes are the inosi important thing on earth to a woman, and that she must have them, no matter how she gets them. In her very cradle Maud waa taught to worship the great god Appearances and when she mar ries she offers up her husband as the sacrificial goat. And look at Maud's father Is he careworn and hump-shouldered? Has he got that deprecating, hopeless, fur tive expression of a henpecked man the man who is afraid of. his wife? If you don't want to understudy him, be ware of leading Maud to the altar. She has been taugli that s husband is good for nothing but a blllpayer. She has been so used to making a doormat of her father that she will not even know that a husband has a right to be re garded as a household ornament. But if Maud's mother is an intelli gent, open-minded woman: if she is a good housekeeper and a thrifty mana ger; if she is good-natured, tolerant and sympathetic, and if her husband looks happy, contented and well fed, go along and marry the girl without fear. Such a mother teaches her daughters to be good wives, and to do their duty. They will know how to cook, sew and get the worth out of their husband's money; and, above alt, .they will treat their husbands with tenderness, con sideration and respect, as they have been taught to treat their father. Don't marry a girl, son, under the fatuous beliel that you can inaae her over to suit your ideal. Her mother beat you to that job by some six or eight or ten years, and you can't undo her work any more than you could make over a Jug that a potter had shaped. The only safe thing in matrimony is to pick out the kind of 'mother-in-law you like and marry the girl she has reared. fcLEWlGGILY -JCL - mm iSto i - UNCLE WIGGILY'S CORN ROAST. (Copyright, 1!20. by McClure -Newspa per Mynaicaie.) BY HOWARD R. GARIS. fnrle Wis-irllv Lonirears. the nice bu'.,i. rabbit gentleman, was hopping over the fields of his farm, not far from his hollow stump bungalow. "Yes. everything Is coming along nlcelv ' said the bunny to himself. "1 shall have plenty of turnips, carrots, lettuce and. potatoes for the winter. Nurse Jane and I shall not starve, and there will even be enough to give soma to the poor. This has been a good year for me." . .... Unc e Wiggily hopped on a utile lar- ther, to notice how the parsnips were growing, wnen, an or a auuueu, no heard a voice saying; Uncle Wiasily. why don t you give a harvest party?" 'What s thatv asuen me ounny. as he saw Jackie Bow Wow. the little Puppy flog boy, scramble out from un der the fence, where he had hidden a bone away from his orottier rci'iio. "What's a harvest party?" "Whv." exnlalned Jackie, "when all the things have grown up In your fields, you gather them In your barn, anil you invito everybody to help you and then you give a party and there are lots of things to eat, and we play games and maybe have a bonfire and roast pota toes snd marsnmanows anil "Oh, 1 see: luugneu Lllcie. vvigguy. It's an eating party you're thinking of"' "Well, of course. It s nicer if you nave thins to eat." went on Jackie, slicking out his red longti'. 1 sen you have a lot of corn growing. I ncie vv iggny. Why not have a corn roasting party?" "t might do that, sain the nurni.v. I'll sneak to Ninse Jane about it. She t tii. mm to set un rood tttinss to eat. tilad you mentioned it, Jackie, and ou'll be one of the rust invited. "Thank vou!" burked the little pup py dog boy. and he scampered away to tpll l'ertie. ' "A corn roasting party sounds very nice," spoke Uncle Wiggilv. as he hop ped back to bis liollow stump bunga low. "I'll see what Nurse Jane says. Miss Kuxzy Wuxr.y, the muskrat lady housekeeper." thought the idea was just a dandy one. "Well invite an our menus, sne said, "and vou can build a fire In the lield. just as Jackie spoke of. and we will get some roasilng ears of corn and it w ill be lovely " "I'll to back to the field and get the corn." offered Uncle Wiggily. "Gel nice roasting ears, and Bit." some notatoes thai msv be baked," called Nurse Jane after him. The bunny said he would, ano ne came nacK witn a big basket filled with good thing from his farm. At last the evening for Uncle Wlg- gily's corn roast harvest picnic supper arrived. All the animal bovs and girls, and their fathers, their mothers, their uncles, their cousins ana tneir aunts were Invited. Some lightning bugs very ktndlv lighted the big pile of leaves and brush. In which the corn was to be roasted and the potatoes baked. Jackie and Peetle Bow Wow. with their sharp teeth, helped Toodle and Noodle UUt Tall, the beaver boys, gnaw out sharp sticks on which the hot corn and po tatoes could be stuck. Lulu, Alice and .limmie Wibblewob ble, the ducks, helped sweep clean some broad, flat stumps lo be used as tables. The firt roaiid anil crackled, and fin ally dieo. down to some hot embers. "Now put in the corn and potatoes." said Nurse Jane, who knew all about cooking, and such like. The ears of corn, wrapped In the hueks, were placed on hot stones near the hot coals, mid the potatoes, in their skins, wore burled in the warm embers. Then Uncle Wiggily and his friends sat about the harvest supper fire and aang songs and told stories. Uncle Wiggily just finished telling a littl Bedtime Story about Johnnie Hushytall, tho squirrel, when Nurse Jane said: "Now the corn and potatoes are done. Take them out of the fire, Wigsy!" On sharp sticks Uncle Wlgg'iy took the ears of corn and the baki 1 pota toes from the embers, passing t e good things around among bis fricn.ls. They used oilier sharp sticks to hold the things, so they wouldn't burn their paws, claws or winirs, whatever they happened to have. Nurse Jane passed tiie salt and butter, and site had a nice chocolate strawberry long cake to cut up later. All of a sudden, just us every one wan eating, and haviiiK a lovely time, some voices cried; "Come on now! This time we'll get him! Hen got a baked pmatoe In one paw and car of coin In Hie other, and we'll net his souse sure!" And with that, up out of jhc darkness rushed the I'm and kee. They wire just going to nibble Uncle WigKilv's sou-e. when, ail of a sudden, fiom the fire so-Muled snne loud noises: "Pop! Pop! Hang Bangily-bang-bang! Pop!" they v. otit, and showers of sparks flew all over "'i!i. .somebody is shooting at us! I'ome on' Kirn'" cried the Pip, and he and the Sk"e skipped a way without any s.uii'e. Away Ihoy run, thi roice going: "Pop' Pop'" "Who sl ot Hie guns?" asked Nurse Jane, us the noises eniled. "Nobody." answered Uncle Wiggily. "I guess, by mistake, 1 must liae put sonie pon corn in wi'h the roasting ears. It began to pop Juv at the right time and the popping corn, like guns, scared the had chaps away. I'm glad it did. for my souse is safe once more." And so it was, and the corn roast went on merrily until It was time to cut the chocolate strawberry long cake, and that was Just fine. So if the mul berry colored cow doesn't Junp ovr the moon and spill the sour milk down ih back of the chair. I II tell you next about Uncle Wiggily and the clothes line. WOMEN OF YESTERDAY. The first dally newspaper In the world Is said to have been established by a woman. Miss Kllxaheth Mallete. In Lon don. March. 1702. She published and edlled the pally Coiirant. which she founded for the purpose of doing grea' er Justice for women, Boy Breathes That Century-Old Story BY MRS. ELIZABETH THOMPSON. Dear Mrs. Thompson I have been going with a boy for about a year. He says he loves me better than any girl in the world and will never love anyone else. Do you think I should believe him? Ha Is real nloe to me, but I don't know whether I love him or not, for sometimes I think I do and again I think I don't. Do you think I will cvef cars tor mm as mucn ss I snouiar we both like dancing and hs alwsys shows me a good time wherever we go. Must I keep on going with him If I find out that I do not love him? He Is 20 years old and I am 17. Do you think a girl Is old enough to marry when she la 20? W. O. Q. Unless you know to the contrarv the' this boy Is sincere In his dec laration of love for you, I can see no reason why you should doubt his word. From your description he seems to be in love, but no one can decide for you whether you love him or not. Your own heart should be your only guide as to whether you will care for him as much as you should. Even if you no not love him, why not keep him for a friend? He certainly must be a con genial companion since you botk like the same things. -Yea. Dear Mrs. Thompson W ar two yong girls, 17 and 18 years of age. I, Madge, hsve.been going with a boy to whom my parents object, although I continue to lot him come. He Is or good parentage, and my parents not only object to him, but to everyone with whom I go. Do you think ha should be allowed to come to see ma more than once a week? and Is it wrong to slip off and sea him? Is It wrong to kiss a boy If you are engaged to him? I, Ruth, am engaged to be married, al though my parents did not know this, as It Is to be a long engagement. Do you believe in long engagements? I was caught kissing him good-bye one night and they made him discontinue coming, and now I meet him secretly. Wss It wrong kissing him, also keeping engagements secretly? MADGE AND RUTH. I do not think girls should treat their parents with such disrespect as to allow boys to meet them secretly. You very probably have at times been so indiscreet that your parents feel that they must forbid you enjoying the society of boys. The fact that you slip off to see this hoy proves that you are not discreet. Why not ask the boy to come to your home and see your mother. He can then find out just what there is about him to which she so seriously objects, and why she has not consented to his attentions to you. Talk over your affairs of the heart with your mothers. They were young once and have not forgotten how it is to he in love. Doubtless they much prefer the boys coming to see you in your homes than meeting you secretly else where. I most heartily disapprove of ( long, secret engagements. Dear Mrs. Thompson I in s girl, 15 years old. I am considered very good looking, and am quite popular with the boys, but not with -girls, as they all say that I beat them out of their boy friends. Do you think I am old enough to have boy company? I am In love with two boys. One Is 16 and the other is 20 years old. Both have asked me to marry. When I am with the boy who la 16 I love him better, but when I sm with the boy who is 20 I love him better. Which do you think I -lover There Is another boy that 1 go with and he Is very wealthy. He hss not asked me to marry, but I think he will do so soon, I do not love him although he saya he loves me. Do you think I would be happy If I married him? ' My father wants me to go off to school next winter, but I don't want to. Wha shall I do? Are you a stout or thin, womsn, or are you a woman at all? I don't believe you are. BLOSSOM. If you really want advice, take this and go to your father at once and aslc him to send you away to a good girls' school, where you can have plenty of outdoor sports and the association of wholesome, high-minded girls. Forget the boys for two years, at least, and perhaps by that time you will know your own heart and, mind. It doesn't make any difference whether I am stout or thin; but I am a woman with a young daughter and a son, and feel' competent to advise in just such case as yours. Dear Mrs. Thompson I wilt bs 17 tho latter part of this month, snd wish to give s little Informal party. What would you suggest as a suitable mode of en. tertalning, also what menu would be appropriate? I want something entirely new. How Is my writing? A CONSTANT READER. If you will send me your address with stamped envelope, I will be very glad to offer you suggestions as to en tertainment and menus. Space in our column is limited at present, and long articles can not be given. Your writing is very good indeed. ; Desr Mrs. Thompson Please send us the address of the one who signed him self "An Old Bachelor," Inquiring fop our address. We would like to commu nicate with him. SALLIE AND LIZZIE. I am very sorry to disappoint you girls, but The. News Scimitar is not running a matrimonial bureau. YE TOWNE (REO.P. S.PAT. OFF.) BY K.C.B. I'VE WORRIED a lot. ABOUT THE dogs. THAT WE sometimes see. IN VAUDEVILLE shows. BUT EVERY time. I'VE GONE back stage. AND BEEN Introduced. TO SOME stage dog. IT HAS always seemed. HE'S BEEN conterit. AND I recall. TEN YEARS ago. OR THEREABOUT. AWAY OUT West, THERE CAME a dog, THEY CALLED "SparertbsA" A SCRAOOLY dog. THAT SEEMED to know. HIS HOMELINESS. AI EVENED things. WITH TWO bright eyes. THAT HELD a plea. I D BE his friend. AND SO I was. FOR ONE short week. THE WHILE he played. IN OUR town. AND SHE who came. WITH THIS "Spi.rertbg." WAS FANNIE Usher. KNOWN TO fame. IN VAUDEVILLE. AND I recall. THAT I was glad. FOR SPARERIBS' " sake. AND FA XX IK'S sake. THAT THEY were pals. AND NEVER quarreled. AND NEVER growled. NOR SPOKE harsh word. AND, ANYWAY. TEN YEARS have gone. OR THEREABOUT. FOR "SPARERIBS " sake. TO OUR town. AND THOUPED sway. AND IN those years. ' THE BOTH of us. HAVE TRAVELED much. AND NOW. A LETTER comes to ms. AND I am told. MY FRIEND is dead. 'AND INASMUCH. AS HE had friends. FROM COAST to coast. I WRITE these lines. AND ADD tho wish. HE WILL be waiting. WHEN HIS mistress comet, I THANK you. DANIELS ADVOCATES LEAGUE AT BANGOR) BANGOR. Me , Wfit. 10 Advocacy or the league of nations formed the burden of an address by Josephus Daniels, sec. retary of the navy, at a Democratic ral- I ly last night. He said every speaker who had taken the platform in behalf of war work ac- , tiviUes while the war was in progress promised the mothers and sisters of American soldiers that It was to be "a war to end war." "I should be ashamed." he continued. "If I refused to keep that promise mane to the motherhood of this natron." Secretary Daniels said that the league would kill autocracy because no nation not governed by the will of the ma jority could become a member of tlier league. WOULD SWITCH 51 CASES. Petitions of writs of certiorari for r--moval of 61 minor suits from the Btate courts to the federal court were fuVd late Thursday In the office of the V. SS. court clerk, bv the receivers of ths Memphis Street Railway company. The rases will he tried during the nut term 9f federal court.