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JAY, SEPTEMBER 17,! 1I WITH OUR VISITORS En! v ..... D M 1 3 hejj a 1 ic4 ' In "Memphis Is Just Right Size, " Says St Louis Man Who Thinks For Himself fid 4 'at ! Otf CO- --- I 3 '1st 'lii a 1 1 H 1 "Mrmphls I Just the Hunt slue for a pleasant, thrivltiir and yrt hompllko city." remarked T. (I. Pavldsnn, rrtlrd merchant of St. l.ouis. Mo., slopping at present at the Hotel Chis-. "I nevor could understand or sympathies with thlg mania for big populations. To my notion It. Is belter to have a hnppy. contented city with work jdentlftil than to have ons that looms up large In he census and la full of tenements, crowd ed with men out of work and reudy for an? desperate measure. "Pome years ago a 'Million rltih' was formed with the avowed Intention to raise the population of Kt. Louis to that coveted fliture. They asked me to bo come a member and make a donation. I told them I would bo Kind to ilmut to a club that would be formed to rlo away with the congested ronkerlis in Cocaine alley an unsavory locality al most In the heart of the city or that I would gladly give liberally to a move ment for playgrounds for children or anything to aid In clvlo betterment, but lo give money merely to bring more people to a city already overrun with men out of work Ihis I could not and would Hot do. "As soon as the results were an nounced in the late census there arose a howl from almost every city in the country. Mere numbers do not make a city. It la the chance to labor, cure for the Inhabitants and healthy, happy homes that makes for prosperity and enduring growth. Judged by that stand ard Memphis ranks very high Indeed." Mecca Of Many IIoneymooner8 Is Always Changing "Niagara Falls, despite their plaeld and majestic appearance in pictures and when viewed from a distance, are -nlianging ail the time. ' slated Yv. 1). Klrton, hotelkeeper of that thriving city. and for the present at thn Hotel Chisca. "The falls are wearing the rocky ledges away piecemeal, and it Is only a ques tion of time until the scientists" predic tions come true and the fulls will eat their way back to Iake Krle. Of course tiiut will take a long time- I think scientists say 20,000 years but It will come. "It Is Just a matter of a few days that some tourists were killed by full ing rock. They were passing under the American falls when a ledgo gave way from above killing them Instantly. It is lommon for tourlxts ta return who have nt een the falls since they visited it en tbeir honeymoon 10 or 40 years ago. 'i in y always exclaim In surprise at the change In the world's wonder since their vtslt. "There are old picture! of the falls that show that the rate of recession has been rapid enough to be distinctly noticeable. I believe some years ago there was tome crank who proposed that the water be deflected for a long enough Ulna to fasten iron plates In the rock to keep the aforesaid rock from wearing away. Me was greatly worried over the possibility of losing the falls some few thousand years from now." 'tl ,- tt ,o '' 1 t V . a I' Each Locality Has Its Peculiar Tastes For Candy " Is Interesting to note how certain candles remain peculiar to a well-de-.i in art-a," commented O. T. Rushe, a prominent candy maker of Irovldenee, H I., at present at the Hotel Oayoso. v."The pralines made In New Orleans and Isold all over the country Is an in teresting point of view. The salt wa ter taffy of Atlantic City ia another, It la true that other watering nlaeea In New Jersey have taken up the sale of salt water taffy, but the largest sale comes rrom its original home In Al ia r tie City. "fls origin Is Interesting. Nearly 60 years ago the owner of a small conces sion conceived the Idea of making candy witn sea water instead ol fresh water or milk. The fact thut fresh wator was hard to obtain in those dus may have had something to do with it. Whatever the cause, Us popularity was Immedi ate ana mane the originator rich. Now. like pralines, it la sent all over I lie country. a A. "Nearly 200 years ago a little Irisli woman from Belfast originated a pe culiarly delicious randy In Salem. Mux. She made It herself and peddled It from door to door. As trade Increased she bought a cart and donkey and had her children deliver the candv while she made It. Finally she grew rich from Its sale according to tho more modest ' standards of I hone davs. anil returned to spend her last days In her native nonie. This candy, though, Is still sold . In Salem In largo quantities, but fou . can not buy It elsewhere. "In my town. Providence, there Is a tarry made from molasses that has been made there since the days of the Una lish settlement. It ts not particularly inviting except to cniuiren wno want to set a large amount for their money. MOTHER! "California Syrup of Figs" Child's Best Laxative ,1 I:- Accept "California" Fyrun of FIri only look for the name California rn the par knee, then you are sure your child Is having the best and most harm less physic for the little stomach, liver and bowels. Children loe its fruiiy taste. Full directions on each Untie Vnu must say "California." Rid of rVATEB BUGS But a can nf Barrett's Roachsault and snrinVU It around the link: into, the wood work; down around the waste pipe. Do this consistently for several days and you will soon be frn of all Insects. Roachsault is a sure killer of sll kinds of vermin roaches, ants and other naitv. troublesome pests. Buy Barrett's Ko.ch.auit from your druggist or grocer mu w ww w cm cans. tear mm L-iOULrtUi In Iltitland. Vt there Is a peculiar sort of butter scotch made that has a large sale there, but can not be found a short distance fmsji the town. No mnnufno turer has ever tried to popularise these leal favorites, feeling that It would prove useless." Delinquent Taxes , Form Suit Basis Suit against the Kills-Jones Prug company for IMfl wns filed in chancery court Thursday by W. H Reid. He al leges that the drug firm first was known as the I.lllvtieck Drug company, and that In 1!M& it was the F.llla-Llllv-heck Iirug company. In 1910 he sais he leased property from the drug firm for in y.ars. The property was located at 1S7-F1!) 1'nlnn avenue. ktiH ih rfrn firm waa to pay the taxes upon It He alleges that for nine years the drug firm paid the taxes, but that It has refused to pay the 1920 taxes, which nro now delinquent. Held savs he paid the l:20 taxes, which amounted lo t'.ififl, so thst the property could not bo sold for taxes. Hut now he wsnts the druggists to pay 950 and Interest to mm. FOURTH INTERNATIONALE TO BE HELD IN MEXICO MEXICO CITY, Kept. 17-The fourth Internationale (communist) will meet In this city Jan. . 1921. acrnrdlnr in In. formation El Universal states 4t has ouiatneu in Mexican industrial circles. REBEL SURRENDERS. MKXICO CITY, Sept. 17. Felipe Pen ada, leader of a revolt In the stale of Chiapas, has surrendered to tien. Fran cisco i. osio llobclo, commander or gov ernment forces In that state, according to an announcement by the war de partment. Han Cristobal and Imh Casas. two towns occupied by I'enada's men, have been taken over by (Sen. Koheio. SAYS FUNDS MISUSED. MKXICO CITY, Sept. 17.-Chargea that there were enormous misappropria tions of money during the administra tion of former President Carrania are mndo In a report lo the Mexican con gress which has Just been completed by Luis Mesay iulterre,rhlef account ant of the treasury department. Ho duclures he'ls unable to sliito the ex act amount Involved. CREDIT MEN WILL HONOR PRESIDENT Honoring George A. La wo. Memphis man, w no was recently electotr preil dent, of the National Association of Credit Men. member of the local as soclat Ion will give a banquet at Hotel t hlsca on Tuesday. Oct. 5. D. J. Wood' lock, national secretary, and K. B. Hel lers. president of the St. Loull asso ciation, also will be honor guests at the bannuet. The announcement Is the result of several weeks' nlannlnar hv Ihe Mem phis Ketall Credit Men'a association for an event which would honor the new of ficer. It Is expected the affair will be one or tne most elaborate ever staged in the city. ine formal program w III be an nounced within a few days. Secre tary i,ioernian declares tnero will be several surprises, and while following the general outlinea of a regulation nanquet, tne dinner will be something unique. Wife Seeks Divorce From Vamp Victim Claire Ores Kngllsh filed suit for dl- " irom jieroer .agiisn in cnall- l-erv .mil. T-)i . .. .1 .. ., A:!.. n a . i . . they were married on July 8 and that they separated shortly afterward. She alleged that Instead of coming home from his work. Kngllah visited another n,,iaii, mm hiho cnargea max ne roae past her home In an automobile filled with women, and honked the horn to J . . .),..- iiiv (.MI(- H IHtll Till) made Included cruel and Inhuman treat ment, aoanaonmem, failure to provide, She asked an Injunction restraining her husband from molesting her, on the ground that she feared he would do her bodily harm, when he learned that she Imd filed suit for divorce. She wants her maiden name, Claire Oladya Orow, restored. HUSBAND OBJECTS TO WIFE DRAWING PAY k William M. Brown was granted a temporary Injuctlnn Thursday In chan cery court against his wife, Hattle Bell Brown, Attorney T. F, Kelley and J. H. Helms, justice of the peace. Brown applied for the Injunction, seeking to stop his wife from collecting; his wages by garnishment and to prevent Kelley front exercising power of attorney which Brown says he conferred on the lawyer to confess Judgment before Squire Helms In a case which Brown had In court with his wife. Brown claimed that his wife left him several times, but returned and lived with him. and that the last time she rame back the suit in Squire Helms' court was ordered dismissed by her. Kelley previously had conressed Judg ment of $150 against him, but his wife's action wiped that out, he claimed. Now he alleges that his wsges, amounting to f0, are tied tip by garnishment. "KEEPING DP WITH LIZZIE, " CAN'T BE FOUND IN AUTO SECTION OF LOCAL LIBRARY Mark Twain once said that ''howlers," or the mistakes unconsciously made in answering examination questions by school children, were the finest exam plea of humor that the world could pro duce. Closely following upon these are the mistakes made by persons Inquir ing or sending for books. They outdis tance anything that Life. Judge or Punch can produce. Not a day passes at me iossui norary nut what some example crops out to vary the day s mo noiony. It must have been a delicatessen deal er that aent a note asking for "The ixiar of a Bee." by Muttonllnk. when what he really wanted was "Tho Life of a Bee. " by Maeterlinck. No doubt, too it was a tonsorlal artist that sent hi tittle boy with a note for "Barber' Mixture" by Turnover. Ha was given "Barbarous Mexico," by Turner. Of a similar nature was the request made by a lady for "My Little Piggy Uoes to Town" snd was given "My Lady Peggy Ooes to Town," by Matthews, and went away nappy. Many mistakes are made over tho titles or Dickens books: "Llttie Damit." "Our Mutual Knd," "The Crick on the Karth," "Wobbly s Bon" and Picnic Popovers for "Pickwick Papers. but perhaps the richest was "The Mys tery of Kdwin's Food" for the "Mystery of F.dwin Drood, How Dickens, who loved good food and wntsper It not in hearing of the pro hibitionists good liquor, as Is evidenced not only "in his biography by Foster but Is clearly shown In his writings a wnicn he went to great lengths to do scribe the pork pies, roast pig, roast goose, leg of mutton or baron of beef, the g-ooseberry and jam tarts and the Yorkshire plum pudding, steaming hot, with a liberal dash of port, brandy or sherry In it. The porter, home brewed wine and mulled ale beloved of mid Victorian days. , How he would have chuckled and laughed until his gaudy waistcoat wrinkled with mirth over that Joke on himself "The Mystery of r.uwin s rood. ne would have oeen one of the first to appreciate it. Some of the books asked for prove to be greater conundrums than the one propounded by the Sphynx to Eudipus. That they are finally unraveled reflects great ingenuity on tne imrary force, "me Lift or tne scowling pimple" was one of those unveiled. It proved to be "Th League of the Scarlet Pimper nel," by Baroness Orcsy, just as "Pat lourseir in His Ffcce ' became "Put Yourself in His Place." bv Charles fteaa. when the puxsle was solved. A farmer sent a note to his son ask Ing for "A Poisoner of Farmlands." He was given "A Prisoner of Fairyland,' by Moore, and a young jnan in all se rtouaness asked for "Keeolna I'n With Llzsle" or any other good book on mo toring, wnen toin that the latter book was a novel by Bachelor he declined it with thAnks. A lady asked for "The Home of a Thousand Scandals" and was given "The House of a Thousand candles and went away satisfied. 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Main St. Opposite Court Square Memphis. was delighted when handed "Madame Hans-Gene." ."The Three Musketeers" Is frequently railed for. and they go away pleased with "The Three Mous nurtalres,' and It was on the same day that one lady called for "Ten Krlghu and a Tar Room" and got the old-time temperance classic "Ten Nights In a Barroom," and the other asked for 'The House Bothered With Ticks," and was Klven The Houseboat on the Styx," by Bangs. ' It Is not only In asking for books that amusing Incidents occur. There are many others that cause a smile or a laugh. A striking commentary on Ihe tastes of Youna America was given a short time ago when a boy sat In nn alcove Jn the reference room surrounded by classic tomes of every description readirur "Deadwood Dick." A aily attired young woman asked for "Thorns and Orange Blossoms." by Bertha M. Clay. When told that it was not In stock, she thea asked for "That Pretty Young Girl," or "Madeline's Lover," by Laura Jean Libbey. When told that such books were not carried In stock she remarked with a sniff as she turned away: "Huh! I thought this was a place where they kept good books." . TISZA SLAYERS TO HANG. BUDAPEST, . Sept. IT. Stephen Bodo and M. Sxtenyxowskl have been convicted by a court-marttal of the as sassination of Count Stepheif Tlsra, ELECTRIC NOVELTY CO. Inc. CONTRACTING ENGINEERS WIRING BUILDINGS OF THE BETTER SORT IS OUR BUSINESS 123-125 Monroe Call Main 1053 O -v-. who was shot and killed Nov. 1. 1918, and have been sentenced to be hanged. M. Huettner has bn sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment .for bis connection wlh the crime, and Eugene JagJ Wilhelm Priense, two other men cused during the trial, have been to jail for three months. ffiOmrmem! The (torn flakes that are large and crispy and do not get mushy in milk are JERSEY Corn Flakes. They have a dis tinctive corn flavor and to eat them Is to "Learn the JERSEY Difference. , Ask your grocer. . Th Jersey Cereal Pood Company, Cereal, fa. 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