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The following editorial appearing In
the Manufacturer Record, on of the
progressive publication of the nation.
In reproduced became of th thmell
ne of the suggestion II contain Rlch
ard H. Rdmond. editor of th Record,
la one of the outstanding writer of
ths nation. He ha fought for Ameri
canism, pure and unadulterated. H l
B of -tha friend of the iouth, nd
what ha nys about marketing the crop
la not only timely, but win and hon
at. 11a eays:
"English cotton expert at tha world'
cotton conference In New Orleana last
year Instated that tha world needed a
1,00,000-bale crop from the South this
ear. They rapeatcd the statement over
and evar Again when they et back to
England. Thay warned manufacturer
of a world cotto. famine already In
sight Tha Houth ha not ralaed the
H.WO.M0 bales for whloh they begged.
It! crop will be several million bale
short of what they said waa absolutely
needed I but under the draatlc deflation
work of the federal reserve board,
which has brought stagnation where
abounding activity prevailed, cotton
buyer In Europe, and In thin country
i and tha bear gambler are using the
opportunity thus created to drive cot
tea price down below the cost of pro
duction. "Betrayed In the hot of Ita sup
posed friends. It credit curtailed by
the action of the board, the South
ftiuit face a tremendous fight to pro
tect Its cotton agalnt all enemies, open
and secret. Tha planters should, after
paying their debts, hold their cotton and
store It. knowing full well that If they
assert their power they can control tho
marketing of their staple.
"The age-old custom of rushing cot
ton to the market in the fall only play
ed Into the hands of the buyers, who,
having forced prices to the loweat point,
stocked up heavily, and then prices ad
vanced, to their profit but to the loss
of the grower.
"Let the South hold it cotton and
market it slowly, during 11 months,, in
stead of in four, and the producer wl
(hen soon hold the whip handle and
no longer be driven by the lash of the
buyer. At the same time the South
ihould give Its attention more largely
to diversified agriculture, raising a full
supply of foodstuffs for Its own use and
to add to the nation' food stores, mak
Mng cotton a surplus crop. Kor a quar
ter of a century the Manufacturers
Record baa sought to drive homo the
Idea that every Southern farmer should
raise his own foodstuff snd then plant
In cotton hi surplus land only. In
that way lie prosperity and safety, and
In that way only."
Everyone in the cotton belt knows
that the custom of rushing cotton to
the market in the full and selling It
immediately Is the prime faotor la
keeping down the price.
It would be Meal If the farmer raised
all his foodstuffs, and by the
adoption of diversification produced suf
ficient money with which to buy other
But th cotton fanner and his ten
ants always have been in debt. They
have relied upon the cotton crop to
jay for th live stock, Implements,
foodstuffs' and clothing used during the
year, making It necesasry to market
the crop as soon a It Is available, or
holding It at th will of th merchant
to whom they are ladebtud.
The South It essentially a cotton
country. W do not enpect to tee ths
tlmt when cotton will be raised merely
aa a surplus crop. It mutt for all time
V fee the big money crop of this section.
Since there Is no Immediate prospect
of th farmer operating without debt,
or that thty will h induced to rely
upon the cotton as a surplus crop, the
solution of th difficulty is In the adop
tion of some Intelligent method nf han
dling the crop under present condi
We believe (he solution lira in the
resort to ths bonded warehouse ystm
m provided by the federal la
The experience of the farmer this
yesr has taught them that they can no
longer rely upon the factors to sJnc
money sufficient to produce thrli
Under the old system thr f irmer ar
ranged with his factor for n h f'inus
At he nerded, end drew on him at his
pteaiure. When the crop w: tvhered
It was shippod to the factor, rm dis
posed of it st a profit to himself, am!
the farmer usually was ant to pity hi
debls. and If fortune favored him had a
little something Ml over to carry htm
until the next pUnting season
Th" bonded warehouse system will
.iet msiilace the furtor. If utilised it
will relieve the factor Is some estent
and render Invaluable assiatanc to th
The bonded warehouse system IB alfn
parity itself. It can be establish In
sny community and for the accommo
dation of any number of bales of cot
toa. It Is only neeaary that the farmer
organise and construct a warehouae
where the cotton will be secure and de
terioration prevented. A warehouse
man Is designated who wilt have charge
of the enterprise. A small license fee
roust be paid the) government for the
privilege. Ths aiseunt may be as low
ls a year and wtn but rarely exoeed
MO for the larger warehouse,
IT every bale of cotton stored In the
warehouse a receipt Is Issued. This re
ceipt is negotiable In federaj rsrv
banks, and therefore will acceptable
la other bank.
Qernment agent make occasional
vtoUa to th warehouse sa4 ahaok
BMtoata fa m njf
receipts In order to guard aatnst Ir
regularities. In the event a receipt Is
lost, another can be Issued If sufficient
bond Is given to protect ths warehouse
association avalnst loss.
In this way the eviilenceof a ban of
cotton In storage Is negotiable, and
the owner, upon pleilglng the receipt,
can obtain t)i usual Jance mud for
a bale of ootton.
A few warehouse sniftered through
out the ccntry would hav no apprecia
ble Impression ui-un the rnuikct price
Of ootfon. In order to secure tin Kieat
et possible ber...flt. it will be iiecessnrv
for the entwprls to liu generally adopt
ed snd uttllird
When thl Is dime th farmer will
be enabled 'o hold his cotton even
under the pji-sem economic condition,
which are no' likely to be chuna-stf. It
will afford him jo opportunity to dis
pose of his crop ud he desire, by takiriK
sdvantsge of the market price whllo
It is favoiul.ie and withholding It from
the market when n effort t made to
force down the piice
vV have witnessed many campaigns
Intended fo regulste the price of cot
ton. We h:iire seen the "buy -a hale" cam
paign and Its disastrous consequences.
We have witnessed the campaign for
the reduction of cotton acreage and Its
Any oilier campaign of a like nature
will not succeed If It does not contem
plate th existing economic condition
such a. have prevailed In the South
fur generations and are not likely to
The difficulty is not that too much
cotton is produced, but that spinners
and manufacturers regulate consump
tion to the detriment of the producer,
and the producer, as Mr. Edmonds has
said, Is at the mercy of the buyer.
There Is no likelihood that the pro
duction of cotton In the South will be
displaced by any other crop any more
than tlmt the ' Illinois fanner will
abandon corn or the Kansas fsrmer
abandon wheat. The different sections
of the count r- are adapted primarily
to their principal crops, Which will con
tinue to be produced as the principal
The solution of the South s problem
In handling It cotton Is not In methods
that disregard economic conditions. The
fanner must reacegnls condition aa
they are, without undertaking to work a
complete revolution. He must find a
solution In the application of Intelli
gence. The bonded warehouse system
is a sensible plan which will go a
long way toward remedying the cotton
situation complained of in the Manu
The Boston Waiting List.
V'p In Boston, where the price dances
between firteen and twenty dollars a
ton, the coal dealer have kept the
sign hung out at all times, "shortage
of coal." When the private concerns
became too Importunate for their coal,
It was the custom of th dealers to
write their names down on a "waiting
list," and promise them service as
soon aa the trade allowed. f
Only recently ha it dawned upon the
Boston cltlienry what they were wait
ing for. The Boston people were really
waiting for the price of coal to go
up, though they did not suppec It.
There was coal on hand, but the mar
ket price did nut satlBty the dealers.
When coal finally got to the price that
pleaded these fastidious gentry, they
began filling their hack orders at a
great rate. They filled them so rapidly
that the people suspected something,
and thus It was they found out what
a waiting list meant.
And still the coal business was too
chsap for the great Ponal.
Not a Requisite.
A friendly suit has been Instituted
In the Davidson county court to as
certain If the women have a right to
pay poll tax.
It Is generally agreed that the posses
sion of a poll tat receipt by a woman
la not a requisite for voting In the No
However, if they desire to pay poll
lax we do not understand that it would
b Illegal for the collector to accept
The assumption is that any person
who appear at the tax collector's of
fice and tenders the amount of the tax
plu (he penalty, will he accommodated
!fowevr, it I not necessary accord
ing to th opinion of the attorney-geti-etal
and eminent lawyers, for the worn
en to pay a poll tax this year In order
to quallf)' them to vote in the Novem
A rRil BOOKLET ON THE
STORAOE OP VEGETABLES
It tells how to store fruit and
vegetables now. when they can hi
bought cheap, and perfectly pre.
served for winter use.
It tells how to pack food so it
will keep, how to make a storage Inn
In the basement, how to lonstnoi
one In the back yard. ho to batik
your vegetables In the field
There are many fine point" In
making food keep, ehuf of which
are temperature nnil veiitilstlon
Don't experiment. 'let this tr..
booklet of proven mi thodn
tl'se the coupon. Write pl.urjl' i
Frederic ,f. Haikln. Ilrrotor. 'P..
Memphis News Scimitar Informa
Hon Bureau. Washington, li ''
I tnrlose herewith two cent it,
stamp for return postage on a fr.
cops rf the bulletin on the ntorsge
Times Change, But
Our Appetite For
Big Melons Cling
"Thr about flvs cent hits." re
marked the cotton broker to hi friend,
t.i real 't.' man. "ths price tli.y
ar asking for that watermelon "
h two had Paused to closer ob
serve melon stttlnf In front of a
grncerv stabllshment on BconJ street .
Cut Into th melon was the price. Man,
while smalkr fure fnve it wegot
at ft" pound
"Yea" opmcd th real et'st, man.
"some yenS ago we faul about '
hits for on that sue sjmfo am mo
like th ones w uo to lisve h
farm In Miis.nl In sis) isv Il
didn't coat a nlrl a Site, us
went to th field ana) at ei rr "
"C-huh," sollloqut) rs4tofi lea
ker, as he thumped th Wielon Jh Ms
finger to test ripeness, "SOtler f,")i
bles m: of those that th sTnf I rn
with down on I'nion aven 1 r IK
vear ago rolled off a peddlei( agon.
When sli hit Ihe treet and amashed
each of us grabbed a pices and ran
Ilk th dickens, leaving Ihe owner to
cu t bit."
I'p walked the store man, who offer
ed Information that the melon came
(rem th delta sentlea Of Mississippi
M sat (ram Qeorgta.
( nco. U. . PAT. OTP.)
Iear K. C li. All my life I have
dreamed about a place in Ihe country
with a stream running through it. 1
have talked about It so much that oiy
boy ami girl expect every day that I
will come home and tell them to pre
pare to move..
f.as: mgni ai uinner my wne mm me
I should get - the foolish notion out of
my head, that we were fortunate to
have what we now have and 1 should
be satlsfiiHi. Khe. said It wasn't fair to
the children to put such foolish Ideas
Into their heads.
Wliat say you, K. C. B ?
Mount Vernon. N. Y.
FAR BK It from m
IN A family quarrel.
BL'T l'' I were you.
I'D CO ahead.
AND N'KVKH quit.
I'D Hl'lU) the house.
YOU HAVR In mind.
BKijII'B THIS stream.
AND PAINT it gre.es.
oil PAINT it white.
OK WHAT you onoose
AND KENOK it In.
IP BO I willed. ,
AND LAY the walks.
AND UP somewhere
BKIIIND THK trees.
THAT K11APS the house.
I WANTED It.
I'D DUKAM for me.
A CHICKEN house.
AND DRKAM again.
AND FILL the place.
WITH PLYMOUTH Rocks.
OR JUST plsln hens.
AND IP I Hiked.
I'D DRKAM a barn.
AND TURN a cow,
AND ALL things else.
THAT I wound have.
TO LIVK with me.
BKS1DE THK stream.
I'D DUKAM these things.
THE WHILE I worked
AND WHILK I slept.
. AND IP It was.
t HAD a boy.
OR HAD a Hrl.
I'D MAKE the wish.'
HE, TOO, wotild dream.
OR SUB would dream.
FOR WITHOUT dreams.
THE WORLD would cease.
I THANK you.
Q. What county Is St. Louis. Mo In'
A The nostoffice ripimrt mit iv
that St. Loula, Mo.. Is not in any coun
ty The city government executes both
municipal and county functions for the
territory It occupies, and It always has
Q What dressing should he lined on
leather chairs? D. C.
A ( hnirs anil couches upholstered in
leather will lust much longer if the
following mixture is applied once a
month: Due part good vinegar, two
parts boiled linseed oil. Bhake thor
oughly together. Apply a little on a
suit rag and polish with a silk duster
or a piece, of chamois This cleanses
and softens the leather; it is also a
good polish for the wood.
W Where do oysters known as Blue
Points get their name A. B.
A They are named for Blue Point,
New York, the southern extremity of
Pajtchogue bay. Long Island,, which Is
famous for its oyster beds. The name
I now used to designate the small.
delicately flayed oysters, whether na
tive or transplanted, which are taken
off the southern shore of Long Island.
Q How long does It take for the
soft spot on n baby's head to disap
pear? O. C, C.
A. There are usually four such spots
discernible on the skull of a newly born
Infant. All but the anterior or great
fontanel close within a few months.
This closes about one yetir after birth,
hut In some cases persists during the
Q What will remove stains from
Sraveslones? The stains were made
y decaying vine. H. W. O.
A. Hucli stains can usually be re
moved by scrubbing with water con
taining lye. A box of concentrated lye
1 about the right amount to use In
two gallons of water.
Q. When was ensign Introduced Into
th navyT Waa It ever an army rank?
A. The navy depaament states that
ensign was th lowelH rank of an of
ficer in tile Revolutionary army, and
also In Ihe British army. The dutle
were to carry the ensign or regimen
tal colors. The rank has now been
abolished In th army and th lowest
rank of rommlloned officeris second
lieutenant. In the navy, ensign Is the
loweat rank of commissioned officer,
and wis first tmed In this service dur
ing the Civil war.
Q What do the small letters on
coins Hand for? A. J. W.
A The initials on coins are either
mint marks or the Initials of the de.
signer of the coin. The mint marks
of various mints are as follows: New
I'rlcuns, o; San Francisco, a; Denver,
d. Coins made, at the Philadelphia
mint are distinguished by the fact that
they bear no mint mark.
Q Can th word "very" he used
to modify "unique? " C. K. W
A.The word cannot he modified or
qualified, since "unique" is defined as
being without a like or equal: single
'"i kind or excellence."
Q -Can a marriage license he ob
tained in Canada without either person
being a resident there" A. CJ. R.
The bureau of information of the
Canadian war mission says that Amer
ican i miens may obtain inarrlags li
censes in Canada without either per
moi being a resident there.
y - To settle an argument, please
state whether the American IndlanH
shaved their faces as men do none
V The bureau of ethnology says
that the Indians never shaved their
faces as they had nn means of doing
m' Tliev pull, i the halrr. out with
Misrp nones, with oyster ahells. or
with their fingers
'.' What is ihe name given to the
application if hot iloths or moisture
for the r. Ilef ,,f ,,,'iin " K O
A r'omentiition Is the general name
urn to 'in. in. thod ,,f relieving pain
":i.in:i. ib. application of hot r Ample-
i Any reader ran set th answer to
anv qiie..i,.n by writing The N Scitn-
onr int. , -'ration bureau. F-Yi derlc ,1.
1 1 . . k 1 1 1 . .lire. tor. Washington. !, C,
Tlos off. r apphen Mrictlv to informa
tion it ,),.,. not attempt to settle de
menti, tumbles, nor to undertake ex
I riii'-l'v- r an h on anv subject. Write
your p'c'inti plainly and briefly. Uive
full in.itie and address snd inclo.se two
ci nls m slanips (or return postage. All
replies are s,.ni direct to the Inquirer )
River Captain Is
Buried In Elrmvood
KimT nrrvlct-n fnr dpt. H, p. M.'
Intonh, 4R, who iiiii at hi. ,Top..ph h
hr-nptml from (njurifd rr'lvt1 in a
rtvr ii(rltlfnt Jamm rv. wtr to
hv bren from th funrriil purlnrs
f Thompson nrothrm at 8 3" p in
Thursda v, lurlal Unr. in KImuvimh.
Th4 .HplalTi been UMndd.n at
h'lspHnl rvf'r cincf tip ati-ulfiit.
w hi h happt nt fl mi Ih' IfNiner S. IV
Mflnt'itsh. Mp-! fitnitc from i'iiy
U tin- Suiiflnwr rirr He rtn"l.ft tii
ItftMnphis fT many Kirn presiims Id
bin r'Hirtcnip jit iiTni I'uv lli sur
vival! liy hln wife. Mrs. Sunlt MYtntnuh,
hh4 ln mMrrs. Mr. I tin .!n?tlwi uml
Mr Joflle JUpp.
ROME, Sept 16. It is officially an
nounced that the total number of per
son killed in the recent earthquake
The mountainous r.one affected whs
very thinly Inhabited and tile destruc
tion was limited to .small places scatter
ed over i he Massa Carrara region.
Normal life la ever here being re
sumed. The houses destroyed are being
replaced tiv huts, the building of hlch
Is being carried on under th direction
of troops and relief workers.
As a Woman Thinks
BY EDITH E. MORI ARTY.
(Copyright, 1920, by The Wheeler Syn
The Cynio l.aa said In his heart:
"A woman wants EVERYTHING at
least, everything she sees,
"Or happens to think of!"
But it's not true!
There are thousands of things that
a woman could do without quite hap
pily! th, thousands of them!
Birthdays, for instance,
And "kidding'," and double-chins, and
Those cut, little mustaches, the men
And the mustaclied-klss!
Dancing men, pure and simple for
though, not all of them may be pure,
most dancing men ARE simple!
Beautiful trained nurses,
A jealous disposition,
A jealous husband,
Bieakfast-lable persiflage. ,
Criticism especially . th homemade
The attentions of married flirts and
Men who "drop In" unexpectedly.
"Fireside companions" the "come
early and never know when to go
Who bring candy and eat it all up,
The man who Insists on telling how
he became "a success."
The man with the "I'mmm" habit.
Egotists, poseurs, golf-fiends, motor
maniacs, professional cynics,
Men who think a woman is some
thing to be "jollied."
Men who think a woman Is something
to be "reformed,"
Men who think a woman Is something
to be "dodged."
Men who say "A woman Is only a
woman but a good cigar is a smoke!"
and fancy they are quoting from the
Bible or Hamlet.
Sunburn, windburn, heartaches, su
And confirmed bachelors!
These are some of the thousand-and-one
things that a woman could do with
out, But the thing that she CANNOT do
Are Iove, Sympathy and Admiration,
Work. Kisses, the Right Sort ol
And at least One Husband!
The Seven Keys to Happiness for
The moment a woman finds one of
them, she seems to lose another.
And the woman who holds all Seven
Keys, at once,
Is as rare Jf she Is Blessed!
That's why a woman Is always
No matter what she HAS!
Kor, alas, it takes ALL seven of
these Magic Keys
To open the door to Complete Hap
Kor any woman!
BY HELEN . ROWLAND.
tCopyright, 19!i, by the Wheeler Syn
My daughter, not all the temptations
of woman have been pictured in the
movies, and not all the villains have
appeared upon the screen.
For the subtler ones go softly, and
ire exceeding insidious.
Now, behold, there dwelt a damsel
on the West Side, who was called "nice
girl. " which is to say. "dull-but-qulte-regular."
Lo. her hair was always marcelled,
and her smile worked automatically;
her clothes were "Just right," and her
favorite color was pink.
She loved Ethel Barrymore. was
"craay" about golf, doted on Douglas
Fairbanks, and was "passionately fond"
of maple fudge. Mischa Klmap, old
mahogany an May Sinclair.
Yea, unto her a "Thesaurus" was an
extinct animal, and a dictionary merely
something to stand on when talking at
.tui all her days were pleasant and
placid and her ilanrlng partners and
her flirtation sufficient to make life
And Mior,' who came near here were
s I a lie.-ly soothed illlll comforted.
l-'ot- marriage was her Mecca, and
she had non been troubled with a
"mission." nor with a patig of artistic
Now, i! raine to pass, that a villain
espied In r, and was smitten with an
evil it. siro to iilcrk her happiness.
Kor heholi! be n ooed her with aftir
noc.ii tea. and serpentine flatteries, say
"Win- dost thou hide thy light under
a bush, ! of eoninionplaci'ticss?
"Yea, hast thou naver sought to
" l-'or 1 ihoii bast pt 'sonality andj
such a 'briKhl mind " "
m i In sr.iies f, i from thv Jim
sel's oil,, and she was Litten'
And. sitaightway. she fiasteneU unto
a barber shop and was "bobbed."
And th er. after she appeared. ar-
raed in e,nrments which seemed to
have hi tat designed in a bad temper,
and dunned in a windstorm.
And they fed from her In confusion,
and returned no more.
Hut her women friends were stricken
with winder, and said:
"Kor lieavi n's sake!"
Vnil. II ,-aine to pas, that the dam
sel was osst out amongst the free verse
poets, where there sre no eligible,
and no marrying men.
And she ended her days In a Job and
a studio. flat'
Verily, verily, nothing mor cruel,
nothing more tragic, nothing mor ter
rible can happen to "nice girl." than
to be told that sh posseaseth a "bright
Kor these were th word of the ser
pent, when he offered the apple unto
And the woman fell for it.
- And look at hot, a owl
You'll Hdve to Hand It to the Wife By Briggs
Conyrlsbt. It? -r t -", AasoHatlon fNow Torfc frlbenei
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UNCLE WIGGILY AND JBIMIE'S PADDLES.
(Copyright, 1820, by McClure Newspa
BY HOWARD R. QARIS.
Once upon a time, as Uncle Wiggily
was hopping along by the duck pond
ocean, wondering what sort of un ad
venture he might have that day, he
heard a quacking sound and then a
"Oh ho! I wouldn't have such feet
as you have, not for anything! Why,
they aren't feet at all! They are Just
like boat paddle! Paddle feet! Pad
dle feet! Jimmle, the duck, has paddle
That's What Uncle Wiggily heard as
he stftod in the shade of a mulberry
lollypop bush beside the duck pond
"My! Someone must be making fun
of someone else," thought the bunny
rabbit gentleman. "I wonder who it
So he peeked around the corner of
the apple dumpling tree, and there on
tho bank of the pond he saw Jimmle
Wibbiewobble, the boy duck, And
standing near Jimmle was a funny,
saucy little chap all covered with fuzz,
and he had a very long bill, like a
"Paddle feet! Paddle feet! Jimmle
the duck has paddle feet!" cried this
Queer, saucy little chap again.
"Well, suppose" he has. His feet were
made for him and it Isn't nice of you
to poke fun at him." said ITnMe Wlu-
glly, coming out from behind the sassa
fras flowers, and fanning himself with
his pink, twinkling nose excuse me, I
mean his tall silk hat. I'm getting as
eaoited as Uncle Wiggily was.
"Yes, he's making a lot of fun of my
feet," quacked Jimmle the duck boy.
"Paddle feet! Paddle feetl" cried
the saucy little chap once more, but he
ran away, diving in among the weeds
when he saw Uncle Wiggily.
"Who was he?" asked the bunny rab
bit gentleman, as he sat down beside
"Oh, he's one of the children of the
Snippy Snappy," answered Jimmle. "He
just came to live around here, and I
wish he'd move away. He's all the time
making fun of my feet, and Lulu's ami
"Hum! The Snippy Snappy!" spoke
Uncle Wiggily. "Is he any relation to
the Pipsisewah or the Skeesicks, I wonr
"I havert'f seen the Snippy Snappy
himself." ald Jimmle, "but I wouldn't
be a bit surprised if he was as bad as
both of those chaps rolled together."
"Well, never mind," said the bunny
rabbit uncle. "We won't pay any ate
tention to him."
"All the same, though." quacked
Jimmle the duck, as he sat near the
edge of the mud puddle ocean and
splashed his legs In the water, "I have
paddle feet, haven't I. Uncle Wfcgily?"
"Well, yes, Jimmle; but it is very
good for you that you have," said the
rabbit gentleman. "Tou, being a duck,
would look very queer if you had paws
like mine, which are or no use in the
"But yours are more stylish,", said
Jimmle, and Unole Wiggily could see
that the duck boy was feeling badly
because of the fun the Snlniiv Snanuv
ohau had made of the paddle feet.
"Nonsense!" laughed Uncle Wiggily,
twinkling his red, " white and blue
striped rheumatism crutoh. "Each of
us has the feet best stilted to him."
"Maybe If I Had paws like Tommlo
Kat I'H look better. ent on Jimmle.
"Stuffed pickles!" cried the bunnv.
"If you are going to be silly, as Sammie
and Billle were about their paws and
teeth, I'll think you are very queer."
"But my feet are bo broad and flat
and ugly," laid Jimmle. "I never
thought of it before, until that Snippy
Snappy boy called me paddle feet."
Uncle Wiggily took off his tall silk
hat and scratched his rheumatism nose
with his left hind leg.
"Suppose you! come and take a walk
with me," said the bunny.
"And maybe I'll find Boma better
feet!" quacked Jimmle,
Uncle Wiggily said nothing, but he
blinked his eyes and ' hopped off
through the woods, followed by Jimmle
the duck. They had not gona very far
before, all of a Budden, there was a
crackling in the bushes behind them.
and a voice cried:
"There he is! Now I'll get some souse!
Oh, till is a lucky day Tor ma!1'
Qulok! Here comes the Pip or Ske
after my souse!" cried Uncle Wiggily.
"No It Isn't the Pip or Skee!" quacked
Jimmle. ' "It's the ay Snippy Snappy
himself!" And through the woods came
rushing a fuzy animal, with a long
bill like "A pair of tailor's scissors. The
Snippy Snappy kept clashing his long,
"I want fur! I want some soft fur
off Uncle Wiggily to line my overcoat
with;" cried the Snippy Snappy. "I
don't want souse! I want fur!"
He ran after Uacle Wiggily and Jim
mle, but the duck boy and the bunny
came to the duck pond ocean. Near it
was a raft of wood.
"Quick! Get op this raft, Uncle Wig
gily!',' quacked Jimmle, "and I'll paddle
you out In- tht middle. Then the Snippy
Snappy can't get you." Uncie Wlggilv
got on the raft, and, with his broad,
wide fee.t, Jimmle, paddlad out from
shore. The Snippy Snappy waa afraid
of watef and couldn't swim, an ha dared
not follow and Uncle Wigglly's fur waa
saved. Soon the Snippy Snappy went
"Well, Jimmle,' said the bunny, "I,
for one, am glad you have paddle feet!"
"f guess I am, too!" quacked Jimmle,
s he steered the raft back to shore.
And if the egg beater doesn't tickle
the umbrella In the ribs and make it
Jump up the chimney to see where the
Hparks go sailing, I'll tell you next
about Unole Wiggily and Beckie'a fur.
To Avoid Warfare,
BY MRS. ELIZABETH THOMPSON.
Dear Mrs. Thompson In the town where live is a post
office manner by tw6 girls, who sit at different windows. One
of them sells money orders and stamps, the other registers Mail'
and handles the general delivery.
i, UK tnee gins very muoh and wih recipe than first, by being Independent
What's In a Name?
Y MILDRED MARSHALL
(Copyright, 1920 by the Wheeler Syndi
('harming in sound and admirable In
significance Is Honoris or Honora, as
It is most generally known todsy. It
comes originally from Ihe Latin "honos"
or "honor.'' that quality which the
Roman soldier most esteemed. Honor
Was a Kotnan dlety, in fact. Honorius
was the name given to Ihe Spanish
father, of th great Theodosius; it sls
named his imbecile grandson, the last
genuine Roman emperor, and was in
herited by his niece, Jusla Grata Hon
ors, who proved unworthy of her three
llonnrinc was a Neustrian maiden
slain in a Danish Invasion and regarded
as a martyr. Her name prevails in
France and Germany. Ireland has made
II a favorite, contractlna it generally
to Norsh. Prance call it Honor and
hss so named a suburb of Paris. In
Knaland Honoris Is the accepted form
and the latter has attained some vogue
In this count rv, though Honora is pre
ferable and In more general usag.
The beryl is Honora s tallsmanlc stone.
It Is believed to bring her victory In
her undertakings and has a peculiar
power to awaken sentiment In the
heart of her admirer. Thursday is
her lucky day and 4 is her lu. ky num
ber. Note to readers: Is there s fact cen.
cemlng your name In which you are
Interested? Do you knew It hlatoryj
It mnlna; It derivative and lgnifi
enee? Oo you know your lucky day
"2 your lucky l.welT If not, Mildred.
Marshsll will tIl you.
Send aelf.addrested and stsmped en
velope with your qujrle. to Mildred
Marshall. The Nws elmltae.
Texas leads the state In the per cent
of high ichool graduate who continue
Ihelr studies in some, kind of school.
North farollna comes second and Ivcn
turky third. Rhode island. Main. ( on
nerticut and Nebraska come last, rank
ing fortv-ixth. forty-seventh, fortr
eighth and forty-ninth, respectively.
The record of Teiae proves that "0
per oent to ooUeg" la langer an
ideal, teut if saoltt
FRIDAY, 8BPT. 17, 1W0.
(Okpyrlghl, 1920, by Ihe McClure News
The sun Is In beneflo aspect today,
according to astrology, and during the
domination of the luminary there should
be a moat optimistic feeling stimulat
ing to all human ambitions.
This rule Is a most auspicious one
for all who desire to win favor by in
gratiating means and should be of spe
cial aid to political candidates.
Venus is in place, that seems to fore
shadow many perplexities for those
who have dealings with women, since
new problems In business and public
mitttprs are foreshadowed.
The rule Is not good for theatrical
projects, boding dissentions among man
agers and new competitors In the pro
All who dpend much upon the social
benefits to be obtained from receptions,
dinners or other mediums of hospital
ity will he disappointed under this rule
of th stars,
Many extraordinary recourses to lln.
gation are prophesied and a number of
Bermxtianai cases in which persons of
prominence are involved are indicated.
H4t, dry Weather mnv be exhausting
hut a winter of unusual cold and ex
traordinary storms is prognosticated.
The seers foretell that with the full
enfranchisement ' of women there will
be many great busrnes cnternrlses
managed by former homekeepors. who
will develop Into hrllllan but dnrtng
Places under risers will esperlenr
unrest among Inhabitants, riots and dis
orders. Portugal appears to be es
Foreign and colonial trade with th
in ilea mates will greatly Increase and
a brilliant piece of diplomacy will
Labor conditions so far as Ihey affect
agricultural Interests, are to be greatly
Improved before next aprlng.
Defeat of a man who focuses ex
traordinary hopes Is prognosticated by
Persons whose birthdale It Is have
the augury ot a properous year lit
Whlr.li new opportunities come to them.
Persons who are employed will have
Children born onthis day are likely to
be rarely fortunate ail through life.
They may appear to be careless snd
lacking In Industry, but th atari will
smlia on thsm.
to stay on friendly term with both of
them, as there is only an postoffice
in town, i put i Tina tnis mucn easier
said than done. I have to employ every
atom of diplomacy that I oan muster to
avoid eevranee of relations, dlplomatio
and. otherwise. When I go to buy atamps
only, the girl at the ether wlndew I
outraged and threaten murder, and
when I merely want my mall there la
"U -know-what" to pay, I am not a
millionaire and can not afford ta buy a
few money order and reglater a few
letter every time I happen ta want my
mall. Now what must I do?
' A certain note of sincerity In your let
ter defies my thinking this la a put
up Job. It seems preposterous that auch
conduct on the part of two girls can
be described. Go to the bostofflce when
ever business calls you there, purchase
what -you wish of get your mall and
leave.- The next time either of the girls
attacks you for your sane and sensible
program, tell her that you are there on
business and not social purposes. If
this does not suffice, therl hire a small
boy, or some other person to transact
your business at the postoffice.
Dsar Mrs. Thompson I am a by 17
years old and wish to know what Is
love at first eight. After becoming In
fatuated with a girl at first sight whom
I know ha a shady reputation should
I continue my attentions and affection
or drop them? What Is a afe cure for
a bad habit of tobacoo smoking? What
does a gin tninK or a boy wno steals
her kisseiT LOVESICK SAM.
What appears to be love at first signt
may be only a momentary fascination.
Only time will tell, so go slow and be
oareful. A girl often undeservedly has
a shady reputation. Perhaps she has
been misunderstood, sometimes a true
love will win bakik one who has erred.
If you can control your own emotions
and associate with her on the basis of
friendship, and study her as carefully as
you would a horse you intended to pur
chase, you could soon find out for your
self the true nature oi mis gin. n you
will send me vour address I can sug
gest a method of curing tobacco smok
ing. It all depends on the girl. It is
not a sare pian to sieai aioseB an juu
miihi Inae vour chance at the finest
girl of all by this foolish habit.
ne Mea. Thomrjion We ar three
good -looking girls, but none of ue has
a ueau. i ne ooy HaK -v u" ."
ua in compeny, but never ak for a
date.. Tell us what to do to vamp one.
a It polite to go out ai mgni wun a
roung man and enjoy Strong drinka with
,im th. flrt time vou met him? Do
you think a boy cares anything abeut mo
" "e never ,or Vw" AND B.
You have propounded a perplexing
problem which is at the center of many
young girls' minds. I know no better
and not caring whether you have a beau
or not: spending the time you might
spend in deprecating the fact that you
have no beau in improving yourself
filling your heart with beautiful
thoughts and facts. Like attracts like,
and sooner or later a worth-while man
will be attracted to you. ' Second, be
careful of your personal appearance,
dress becomingly and in style without
being ultra. Wnen in company do not'
hang back, nor push forward. Be nat
ural. I did not know strong drink
could be had easily. A safe rule, for a
young moman is to allow no man to
take her anywhere until he haa called
on her at he noma and her family
has met him, or Until she haa soma way
of knowing something about him. No.
He may like you aimply as a chanoe
acquaintance, with tact and patience
you can possibly make him mora in
. , in '.,..,
Daar Mrs. Thompson I am a high
school girl f 1. I am 5 feet tall and
weigh 14 pound. How can I reduo
my abdomen ELAINg.
You have wrltteri a refreshing letter,
but I am only printing the question
you ask. You are -too stout by 10
pounds. Do not try to reduce all at
once. Tour diet should consiat of green
vegetablea, ' fruits, no meats xopt
breakfast bacon or fowl, no starchy
foods, skimmed, milk, no sweets. Take
the following exercise Just before re
tiring. Lie flat on back4 clasp right leg
just below knee with right hand, bring
the knee up as close to abdomen as
possible and swing slowly to left across
abdomen. Repeat directions for left.
Continue this exercise for IB minute.
Dear Mr. Thompson I )m 23 yar
old. Do you think I will over get ma.
ried? Do you like for girl to danoa tnt
shimmy dance with a boy? Are you a
man or woman? Some say you are a
man, ao If you are will you correepoa
with me? I have light hair and blu
eyes. What color should I wear? D
you think old maid ar funny nd
alow? WAMPIW CAT.
You very likely stand aa good a
chanoe to marry as to remain single.
No. I am a woman and would not have
time to correspond with you if I w"er
a man. Blondes can wear nearly all
shades of blue, pink, green and in fact
almost any color. Try them out and
see what is most becoming. By na
means. Some of the moot attractlv
women I have ever known have re
mained unmarried. So great a change
has there been In the attitude toward so
called old maids it-is now bad form to
even use the term. They are referred
lo us batchelor girls, and as a rule Urey
are very proud and particular of their
estate. Thev are furnishing the brain
and talent for the wonderful new fem
inist movement, so don't worry tf ou
do not marry.
New ef Memphis
10 Year Ago.
Twice Told Tales
(New of Mtmphl
25 Yiar Ago.
SEPTEMBER 16, 110.
Mrs. Daniel Nond, of Cossitt place,
has as her euest her daughter. Mrs.
H. C. Ktanfield, of Union City, Tenn.
Mrs L. 8. Crohn returned to her
home today after spending several
weeks in the Eastern states.
Mrs. Jack Meyer returned this
morning after spending several weeks
at summer resorts near the Great
Mre Henry Oppenhelmer left this
morning for Chicago, where she 'will
he the guest of friends for several
day. . .
Mrs. Alborl M. Morse returned to
her home In Memphis today after
spending the. summer In the North.
H Jefferson Hall has returned to
his home in Memphis after a, tour ot
Kurope. Mrs. Hall remained in Can
ada, where she Is the guest of friends
Mrs. Robert Henna returned today to
her home after spending several weeks
in Heattle. San Francisco and Colorado
Mis Hal'le Camferriam, of 2104 La
Palle place, returned this morning from
Kentucky, whore she was the guest
of relatives and friends for several
Mrs. 11, Rothschild, of Baltimore, Is
the guest nf Mr. and Mrs. Julian Roths
child, 1MI Carruthers avenu.
Mrs. Sam Wilier, of Shreveport, La.,
who has been the guest of Mr. 8.
Feeder, for several days, returned to
her home this morning.
Mrs Hvdne" WPIer. of Mansfield. I-a .
Is eonvxalrsring at the Lynnhurst sani
tarium after i.n Illness o several weeks.
Mrs. George Barrow returned this
morning after spending several weeks
Mrs. H. R. Horn, of Walnut Ridge,
Ark., Is the guest of relatives for sev
eral days on McLemore avenue.
Mr. and Mrs Kmll t. Foster returned
to Memphis today after a delightful
bridal trip In the Northern states,
Miss Eleanor Deloach returned to
this city today after a pleasant visit
with friends and relatives in Vlcks
The average high school principal re
ceive 11.372 per year, or about $100
ft month for tha antlr year.
IPTEMBER K, 189S.
A large delegation of Memphians,
representing the city and Shelby county
are in Nashyllle to protest to the state
board of equalization against the 10
per cent Increase In realty assessment
that has been fixed by the state board
for Shelby county. A number Of coun
ties in the state have received simllsr
Increases Bnd the board Is belns; severe
ly criticised for Its action.
At a meeting of the executive board . "
of Memphis Manufacturer' assocU.
lion a decision was reacned not '.o have
a fall display at the auditorium this)
yesr The association wl" sponsor th
nyrotechnlcal display. '"The Fall of
Pompeii." to be given at East Bnd
nri, ,,.r eleht oe" b ilnlng Snt.
SB, and because of this decided against
the display ,at the auditorium.
Max Baumgarten. division passenger r
agent of the Louisville & Nashvlll
railroad, has returned from a busi
ness trip to Louisville.
Col. John A Ho.ott. general agent Of
th Kansa City ahn" MdmpMs flnaa,
who has spent the past aiohth In Cali
fornia with Mraj Scott, haa returned to
Judge Hammond, of th UnlUd States
district court, has telegraphed local
federal official that he will arrive here ,
on Sept. 19. Capt. .1. B. Clough, clerk
of the federal court, is also expected
in Memphis on th same dato, after
having spent the summer on the Main
coast. , ,
a. H. Weatherford. who has been se
riously 111 Tor ome time past with ty
phoid fever, Is much improved and ex
pects to he out In a short while.
W B. Flsk has returned from a -liglUful
visit to Avon Spring, N. T.
H F. Sloan, a prominent young mar
chant of Newport, Ark., I in Memphis
n business for a few day.
J P. Black ha returned to nls horn.,
In Newport, Ark., after a pleasant visit c
to relative In Memphis.
The New York state depsrt'ment of ,
education Is Inaugurating a great cam- 1
paign to draw the 32,038 illiterates b.
tween 21 snd SO years old Into night
schools, extension and vocational classes
I hat the uninformed may learn to read,
write and speak English and fit them
selves to become oltlsen of thta oeua-try.
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