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THE NEWS SCIMITAR. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1920. ,.Cte. fltwmg Scimitar PUBLI8HED BY THE MEMPHIS tt t NEWS SCIMITAR COMPANY. ''t"tTd as Second -Clsi.- Mattel h( V ...J, Posiofflce at Memihl-- Tenn., I ndor n t the Act of Mure ;.. ISTt. , DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY j MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. "( The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to us fur leprod.irt. on of all news dispatches credited to It or net tc'otherwtse credited In The News s.-lml-njar, and also the local r. published Ij! herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES R irrler. , . 15c per week. By mini. postage raid I '' month. (iV; i months, I" U months. $1.70; ( months, S3 0' : :i n...nih. t 05. NOTICE TO SUBSCRieEPS. vtf you have tromile aloir geMing jour paper, rail Main 4."sl ..ml Hi" matter will be given iramcihaie attention After . . S p.m. and Sundays, cull Warn r6JS. :i-i PAUL BLOCK. INC. Spicial hsprnen. tltlvs, 9$ Madison avenue. New York, Century Bulldlnft. Chicago: l.lttie Iluild tpg. Boston; Kresge Buiuiing Petrol'.. ; Save the Boy. The police department did the right, thing -when It suppressed tho names of the boys, ranging in age from 12 to 14 years, found at a late heur a few nights ago In an automo bile that did not belong to tham. There ia a good deal of the mis ,'hlevous but nothing of tho criminal In the normal boy of from 12 to 14. He la of an age that gives the homo an opportunity to do a good deal In the way of Influencing his future conduct. He Is of a pliant age that gives the courts an opportunity to do hint a good deal of harm. A boy that shows a propensity to ward infringing upon the rights of others, ' who manifests a disregard for the limitation 6f hi personal privilege, can and should beAbfought to a sudden nait and given to un derstand that the method he employs (n giving, ejfpress!6n to the buoy ancy and energy of youth Is regard ed, as a' criminal Impulse in -an older fcersonj . V Ther Is a difference of opinion as to, where the dividing lino-, between the irresponsibility of youth and the premeditated depredations of ma turity should be drawn. ' It la diffi cult toestabllah an age, on one side if which law violations may be classed as pranks, and on the other tts a trangression of . the criminal statutes. The law fixes the toge at 1. Ordinarily it is high enough, but there are times when the criminal in tlnct is well developed before that age ia reached, just as some boys beyond the age of legal iccounta- bUity are still irresponsible. ' , .The purpose of the law is not to panish a child, but to punish the parent of a willful or ' disobedient child by depriving the parent of its custody If the record la such as to justify it. That being true the child should not be made to suffer by be ins; exposed or paraded In the pub lic prints as a potential criminal. There is too much about the boy that makes him worth saving to Jus tify his being thrown to the dogs without having a chance to make good. That is why the juvenile co'urt under the benevolent autoc racy of a mother-Judge should .be preserved and upheld, and oppor tunity given for expansion and a broadening of its influence as a power for good and never for harm. ; Drastic Action. Senator Kenyon is a conservative man. Senator Edge Is somewhat of a , reactionary, as the term Is cus tomarily applied to one who in this day and time is not engaged In fho occupation of chasing rainbows or following off afttT strange jxrfitlcul doctrines. Senator Kenyon said Tuesday, with reference ' to prof iteering in coal: "If the matter is to ' gOj on, I for one, harsh as the rem edy might be, Khali favor taking over the mines;" and Senator F.dge said: "The coal industry rati nut bring oriler out of the prevailing chaos, and give even reasonable relief tn the suffering people, so I am ready to: modify somewhat in this case my opposition to government Intrusion into private business and to advo cate legitimate scrutiny." In other words, the coal industry has enjoyed such latitude, without caution or a restraining influence being exercised by the department of Justice or any of its agencies, that the matter lias come to he na tional scandal with the prospect of 1 drastic measures, whereas a warn- I in sounded at the right time might have sufficed. Sometimes a man's bt friend is one that gives u word of caution and does not permit him to pitch headlong into an inextricable situation without at least a friendiy word of warning. The fedet il an tliorities might have intimated ,, the coal operators that while tlier was msthinr to fear from them that there was h greater danger that of legts iatlve action -nut tar ahead. ; Anent the Navy, The navy has ipenl thousands in urging iwrui'.x its standard and will prohald thousands more. The nation ling, for a powerful na v , . i TV less SC.d 4 ' III. '10 I ' ever be ne nation tor money necessity with us new t. fore. The one tiii.ig wants to see is value spent. Wo krow that the :avy K ti the finest and best of the -.! our nation. Why then. t t.s... ,, there so main- desertion- un' lourts inartial? There is nothing the ma t -tef with our boys, ho there m..st h,. something wrong with the raw as at present constituted. Bear Admiral George R. Clark, Judge advocate-general, admits that the number of courts-martial Is ex cessive, and recommends that no huporable discharge from his cur rent enlistment should he given any person convicted bv court-martial and sentenced to confinement, though this should not prevent honorable Discharge from a 'Subsequent enlist ment. ' He also makes other recom--jpendtftiona,. among them greater car in enlistments and the dishon orable discharge of criminals. A recommendation has been made that ail officers, pettv officers and older mm he encouraged to look after recruits; study their character and Interests when the exigencies of the service will permit, and that dls Unction be made In rases Involving errors of Judgment, All well and good as far as goes, but it does not touch the root of the matter. As long as meaning less distinctions ate kept up in the navy: doors for of timers and doors for men In official uuartors as though tho touch of the latter would be contamination to the heaven-born, there w ill be dissatisfaction. If men In the siavv weie treated more like human beings and less like serfs and if they were less exuosed to the grinding tyranny of the "Jimmy legs" or master-at-arms and the conip.-.iiv officer there would be less desertions and courts-martial. The truth of the matter is that our navy system was patterned afte that of Uritiau when the. British navv was at its worst. To an enormous degree this has been changed with Britain, hut not with us. Until this change has been ef fected and men In the navy recog nlzed as having some rlgnts, there will be trouble, and not all the glow log. "glittering advertisements in tho world will do aught but bring fresh grist to a mill incaoable of caring for it Cotton and the Crisis. The South is wisely seeking some way out of the lmoasse created by the present cotton situation. That one will be found In the reduction In cotton area and civerslflcatlon of crops no one conversant with the situation doubts for a moment. It is not the United States alone that is agitating for a reduction In the acreage, India and Egypt are also going to lessen their croce. ' Much ado' Is made oyer the gold output, the silver and platinum min ing,, but the cotton crop of the world, of whlijh the United States furnishes three-quarters of the output, is worth over 60 per cent more than all the precious metals mined. In his. recent book, "Cotton As a .World Power,", James' A. B-i Scherer claims that It was one of the leading fac tors that led England to take pos session of India and Egypt: that cot ton gave vitality to our Civil war and was one of the mainsprings of the world war. In a fascinating wav Scherer indl cates the triumphal procession of cotton from India "to Egypt, thence to Rome and Spain and at last to England and the United States. He points out that cotton was unknown In ancient Egypt, as is proven by minute microscopical examination of the wrappings of mummies. Egypt was the land of linen, China the land of silk and India the land of cot ton. -Cotton was not grown to any extent in Egypt until a little over 200 years ago. The Bible teems with references to "purule and fine linen," a mark of luxury and sybaritic living. . When Alexander the Great invaded India his soldiers discovered cotton and bi ought Its use back with them. Cotton became a great trade staple between Asia and Europe when Rome was in the plentitude of her power. A caravan of 1.000 camels was a commonplace. Cotton In those dayp us today made or lost fortunes for its possessors. The rise and won derful prosperity of Venice was due, to a great extent, to her trade in cotton. The wealth of the moat princely doges,' notably the purse- proud Morlsinl's, was founded on cot ton. When In 1497. Portugal sent Vasco de Gam a around the conti nent of Africa for cotton, the pros perity of Venice began to decline and that of ancient Lusltania to rise. The Indians used cotton extensive ly. Columbus found Cuban women wearing cotton' drjjs.es and in one house saw 12,000 pounds of cotton on spindles. Natives of Cuba slept In hammocks instead of beds; the very word is derived from the na tive "lunwu." nver 3U0 years later cotton became the staple crop of the Smith and remains so to this da . , despite countless warnings from far sighted publicists who have re ;. i.itediy warned of the danger of a Hinglv crop. Without cotton, war as at present condii ,1, could not exist. For fiti- uniforms alone he armies and : avies of the world consume approximately L'OO.Onii hal.s ef cot ton eveiy year. Near! ail tae most deadly explosives are made of cot ton. One of the hig naval guns cnns'iines 300 pounds of ammunition, or a .iit half a hale of cutton, I'reic which it is made, with every sh e ('ntton is i:ied in every phase f .: 'roil) the i i.idle to tho Kruve. Just new that ii is ,,w in price is the tragedy of the Si ,ith. A tragedy that the South is determined dia'l never o cm again. ... vvrf -. ... t THE CONNOLLY FUND it 1 Connolly still ha a place In Hie lev.- mul affection of the people i h hleliced In the fact Ihat a card printed In The New s Scim i'ar Tuesday fioni !ov. I'atterson brought ('l.rislmas aifts amounting to IIH.1. and countless irupitries tiom ih'ic-' who had lest touch with Into du'ltnr Ihe t ; : in t liw of liis con linemen t an I the long weeks he spent in a hospital Col. Connolly is at L'nS Poplar uvenue: his mind keen and nlerl. surrounded hv lhose friends Ihnt have never de serleii him - the classics. Miss Free man, of the (loodwyn Institute library, very generously has kept him prg ided with hooks and magazines. I hose who nave asked to have 4 1 part In giving the colonel a cheerfurj ( lulHtirns are as follows: M. K. Patterson ( M Pell W. A. Oianne Milton C. Picsrd Henry I.oeh H. M. Neely B. T. MrNelly J. H. Goodbar B. Perkins O. A. McKull "Old Friend" Mrs. Emma A. Schults ,, 2.'. Oil 5. (HI i'i mi r, un 25.0I1 S.00 B.wi 5 00 6.00 s.00 t.mi 20.1X1 r A. I I. OH 25.0(1 5 0" 5-0i Sii.OO i l.i'U Total JlS3.u0 FOR "GOOD OLD MIKE" To The News Scimitar: v I am certainly, glad that Kx-Oov. Malcolm K. .Patterson has written such a splendid and fltttnit eulogy of our good old friend. Mr. M.ke Connolly, one of the most .ds.Tvln whole-souled fel lows I ever met. and It gives me pleasure If I .pan make thin a most en.' jovable ('hrl'llinis for him. I therefore Ine ose I' for him ns a Christmas present. May good old Mike enjov many more Christinas holidays.. Itespeetfully yours. K. U. MKYKR. FOR COL. CONNOLLY 0 To Ths fcews Sdlniltar: Inclosed find my cheek for to sn plv on the fund begun by Kx-Oov. Pat terson for Mr, Connolly. At iais sea son we should all try to give "a cup of cold water" to our fellow sufferers, and I am especially glad to help one who in the past has given me so much pleasure In his writings I would suggest that a part of the (Joodfellows fund would be well spent In Mr. Connolly's behalf. Yours truly, MRS. M. 11. (ALKOKD. tiunoan, Miss. FOR COL. CONNOLLY. $ To The News Scimitar! ' Tho nntica in vnur naner that Mr. Connollv requires assistance appeals to all. My husband entertained the high est regard and admiration for him. I riu.iiv inclose check Very truly, MRS. C. W. SCHCLTK, 4 Memphis, Tenn. . ' i v $ REMEMBERS COL. CONNOLLY. S To The News Scimitar: ' Going over today's paper, pagrt 6. the article by Hon. M. R. Patterson attract ed my attention, so I am inclojilng a small donation, which I hope wlH be of some benefit to Col. M. W. Connolly. With my regarus and best wishes. Sincerely. ISIDOR 8COTT.,. ' Memphis. Tenn. . ' t WHAT YOU fWE YOUR .CHILD BY DR. WM. . M'KEEVER, KProfeiior In the University of Kan sas and an Auinoriiyen-vmia . Training.) -, Make every workino hour of your child a matter of alertness and keen Intelligence. Stupidity Is not exaot Iv a disease. It is rather a' habit which grows out of a poor adjust ment of the young life to its imme diate surroundings. It is not a very difficult task to keep a normal child in a ruddy glow of health and thus to encourage the habit of a keen, quick, childish wit. V The best way to give your child a fresh, wide-awake mind Is to keep his body in a condition of rhythm and heulthy growth. "Early to bed anf early to rise makes a man neauny, weaitny ana wise. irue enough for a man, but still more a necessary maxim for the child, The sleep, the diet, the exercise. the bathing and the medication nec essary for , the health poise of the Doy or girl may seem to reaulre a neavy expenditure of the time and energy of the parents, but It all proves to be a splendid investment for the child's future. Physical health and mental health are both very much matters of habit. If one can show an established Phy sical rhythm at 25, jiou are warrant ed In predicting a relatively long mental life for him. All along the human hiehwnv n I travel it extensively, there are strewn the wrecks of middle-aged men who are weak apologies of what they ought to be. They are stiff, in ert, stupid and dull, no longer even good as human salvage. . What is the matter? What Is the orleinal cause of such wastage? ' My answer is:: Had or. ill -balanced physical care during the'early grow ing years, Slow circulation, retarded elimination, backward movement of the poison toxins into the blood chan nels nnd'into the brain? The green, plastic organism quickly yielded tri hese faults of care-tnkine until the ntire index of the life torce was permanently set back or lowered v nereione, keen yaur child in the pink of health, if only for the sake 'o menial powers and his spir- tual longevity. Tho 1, inir body means dullness nnrl nnnl -- "r l mention, nut the icnlthv hiM should sp.-vrkle with wit and alert ness durinc everv wnkl h day. At nil times he Is either wide n wake or sound asleep, but never mi-ivlv half smd-lmir From n neglected, stupid childhood many a mini eoes on th -crap-henp ut 40 iind.stavs there till ne nisi rri mnt sounds , ant to avoid suc a fate for v'o'tr ov. begin now a-'d continue to t e,,,, 'lm In trim, 'ood cnouch for eiti,...- I flcht or. a frolic Not one dull moment durln" his Wilkin hours is eood motto f,.,. lis mind. Not one setbaok in his ealth habit, his physical rhvihm hrough neglect or dlsslnatlon. U n rood motto for Vis bodv. .And i'-n list wi'l nuke tl-.- first enui- i?.. hould Chen still be n. snannv snrv ung fellow at three score and ley New of Memphis 10 Years Ano Isidor Scott . , "A Friend'' T. it. Boyle , Mrs. M. H. Alford K. B Meyer . v. lrltohard-Wheeler Lumber Co. O. P. Newbnn -TxTr,, 'TVM rP1 New o' Memphis X W1LC J.U1U 1 tUtJS , DECEMBER 16, 1910. "ov I'atterson this, afternoon ap-po,ni,-( .hnlne A. S. Huchanan to fill the ciin, -y on the supreme court hemih cauv,.rj iiy the death of .rudge W. P. He. 1 id- ! A"' a m.-ans of lifting an Indehtednesj j of nliout Jtioti. incurred hy the Athleii -. a-s-iei.: 1 ion last year during foot had ' n h'io 10 secure iiinus lor two re- itirdre- d concrete handball courts, an . at-rtarm .-nt will be give lit the t..m. wn lai- iiute ton-orrow night under tin-.nisii,.-s . ( Christian Hrothers cnjlj-g,!. A h ioUlet is be ing circulated anioir; loi-al prin'ei-f which indicates the in terest Ileum displayed by the great trade unions in technical education. One of the fe.cures of the booklet is an out line of a course for locomotive firemen, which leaches them how to produce the greatest .mrount of heat from the sinallest amount of coal. K.xoi lenient anion ihe tnembeta of the Memphis Lumbermen's club was at fever heat loday pending the election of officers, which takes jilaee tonight. Several candidates are putting forth .special efforts to make sure of victory, while others are resting up for -the m rvous strain of tonight. Complimentary to her sister. Mrs. 1 (ittenhelmer, of Haltlmore, and Miss Mildred Landman and her guest. Miss Hlsni-he Wolff, of Montgomery, Ala.. Miss Sadie Goldsmith entertained with a luncheon at the, ilayoso today, fol lowed by a box party at the Orpheum tlleater. Miss Oracle. May Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Phillips, on ljitn phler street, and Mr. Frank Fuller were, quietly married at the horns cf the bride's parents last night, Kv. I. N. Htrother officiating. Miss Mary I.eMaster will return 'this evening from Mary Baldwin ssminary to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mru K. B. LeMaateQ , YOUR CHILD ; AND OPPORTUNITY! You want to do the best you can for your child, of course. If you' ore inn king mistakes they me unintentional. Now stop and think of this: Is his physical condition all It should be? Certainly the most Important aid to success is a good physique. The child who is no physically fit begins to be a failure at his toys, works under many hndicaps In school, Is likely to dropjout be fore he has gone far toward suc cess, '.r-i, Do you know how to make sure there Is nothing physically' wrong with your child? ' Let The News Scimitar,-through Its Washington Information bu reau, send you a bulletin entitled the School Child's Health that will give you the best informa tion In the world. It was com piled by the American Hygiene association und published by the American Red Cross. It is free. KrederfV J, Ilaekin, Director, The Memphis NeWs Scimitar Infor-r nation Bureau, Washington, U C: I inclose herewith 2 cents in stamps for return postage on a free copy of The School Childs Health." . ; ; Name Street City State As a Woman Thinks BY HELEN ROWLAND.. (Copyright, 1920, by the Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.) THE GIRL WHO CAN NQT DREAM I look into your, face and won rir Oh, laughing - 1 straight-browed, clear-sighted, undttunted, wholesome Daughter, of Today, doing 'into life,' open-eyed With strong, sure feet and steady hand-- ..."''.. Knowing all its glories and its pit falls, its pettiness and possibilities I Knowing more ' of life's realities than I do! I look into your face and wonder If they are wise, who robbed you of your foolish girlish dreams, ajid Drusned tne star-dust rrom your mis ty eyes. '." That you might look at facts and see lire straight! I Wonder! ' What would I take, today, as fair exchange, ' For those young years' of faith in Santa Claus those starry Christmas eves, when high heart beating, ' I watched for himi through frosted window panes and glimpsed him. In my visions, fleeing down the path? . And for my faith in fairies. ' When, in the long gold, drowsv afternoons, J caught them dancing in the' dappled leaves amid the tree tops? And for those long,' sweet years, when I waited for the coming of Prince Cnarming, , . With visions far too daxzling. to i. come true! ,i And for all .my other' blind lllu My faith that all motherare per feet, and have hearts of angels, 1 , That all fathers are wise, omnisci ent and kind, , I All artists, geniuses. . 4 All poems, born of .the poet's in spiration not from lils struggles to ouy ouns and baby shoes! My faith that love is every worn an's portion, And that gold and fame He at the end of every - rainbow dream, and every high endeavor: That somewhere, somehow, some uuy, i snail una The Perfect Man, The Perfect Love, The Perfect Life and haDDiness And, . that, when all these vlslonu nave ooen followed to the end, pomewnere, across the Ureat Di vine, There is a Heaven! Oh, clear-eyed, sane-hearted, un dazzled Modern Oirl - I look at you, in envy yet, I won- oer, If you, with all your wisdom ami philosophy and worldly knowledge of Life's mysteries and nroblnmn us iney are, Have anything for which I would exonnnge one (Jolden Dream . ., . ... V"e ioihii young Illusion If you have anything for which I'd cure 10 oanefc tnat radium of the soul, that multicolored prism, through noon omy ginnoou looks at life My young imagination! Oh, Daughter of Today, In all your H ISUOIIl, i dow nerore you -yet, fdgh for you, a. lime, Ami wonder what (hey have left you. in all the world, To dream about! The Ideal husband may break all of uie coiiiiiiaupments, wear a red neck tie, and make only J3U a week, but he never insists on seeing you at break fast, never enters your boudoir with- .,, mub, never loigets your """is anniversary, and n,ever kiss es you as though it were a "morn ing chore." 25 Years Ago DECEMBER 16, 1895. Alfred V. (il'talser. of Cleveland, O.. was in the city today for the purpose oif making Memphis the distributing ,,..,1,, ,,,r c , eiiniinnv. tl,. Hri.., nil conrwny This will be the headquar ters for the Southern trade Hon ijeorgn c. Tavlor, of Forrest ;"' Ark- :" "'I'l'i'ig at the Pea body loj'ay 11,. is en route home from a trio m the smuhwestern portion of the iMate. , Mrs. Jos-ph Reynolds ,) her mo'.h- r Mrs. ( arrol. will K,Ve a recital at W snmnn s hall ton, err., w afternoon. K. Melckel. ag-nt f the Paihrosch pern company, arrived from Atlanta last night and will remain here a rew days perlecting arrangements for the coming of this great organization. Morris M. Colin, one of the most prominent attorneys of the Little Hook bar, was In the city yesterday, giop. ping :t the tVatmdv M Mayor W. W. Waters, of H Springs, is slopping m the ,itv todav. He is en route to the Atlanta exposition hmanolpntinr. day will be observed by the negroes of Memphis ,h,n 1 Plans lire being made to celebrate the occa sion hy all the leading neKro orsan isatlons and fraternal orders. Isaiah I Montgomery, wealthy iieirro nlanter of Mississippi, has wriiien ,hR, Cwt" attend the celebration Members of the Lauderdale Presbyte rian church turned out In full attend ance to hr the farewell sermon ves 11yds ,""""r' lWV crto R. K. ' W. Cowle and wife, 0f Ottawa Canada, are visiting In the city today' registered at the Penbody hotel. Men don't propose ascarelessly and freely as they used to perhaps because in these practical days, there is so much more danger of being ac cepted. , M- f& GOT AM"eixCA66MeMT,. - ' 1T0DAV-"He HAS To J, ' - Jf HS OU7 TO I , IA To Tai5 A SCLFW - f A FLAV A !SrNlE ;JF r' ' , h V TmE GOL (V't-sswi fy . ' V; golf - so? he's 't-S , "iHifiNii "V.S, 'f- 1. Amd Then '? . cv , : rT- cc . T I ' ( He Took : '" I 1i6t tej- hoiaJ'3 ; , Jfyfi . ' tip rtoi P- I . Your 3aivae-dhasaJ 5 JX , s'r' V I: y " i, ffVX ' -to 'TetUk-lrbU ("JHAf I J VI V JimiWY-That - i. ,,;' ytssT- ? " PD YeSTebA.Y-OM W. -I Gouf 5Ttir ' J Husband Criticizes TT7 f yy. ires ' W. - BY MRS. ELIZABETH THOMPSON. , Dear Mrs. Thomnson-My husftand has a habit of saying unkind things about my personal is too short f my ankles are too large ? tnat ,1 am getting too fat: that I Daint uo like a circus clown: that no one in his family, has ever dressed that Vay. I can not stand fussing for it upsets tne dreadfully. Mydresses are.not too short, my ankles are not so large, nor -do 1 weigh as much-as I did when 1 mar ried nearly four years, -ago. do not use paint or powder to excess. In fact I arri only' a go"6d dresser and wear plain and simple things, mostly black and dark blue , suits Tand dresses. Kindly advise me. ' Your husband is extremely 'unRina 10 wound you In any such way. Surely he does not realize that vou are taking his criticism so much to heart, and I would advise that you have a calm and friend ly talk with him about the matter. Try to dress to nlense hlm as much as you can without allowing nlm to dictate the details which you know are not tne thlnes for vou to affect. iJTou certainly can not help the size of your ankles, nor your weight to any great extent. He should stop his nagging, and- he murhfr remember, too. that before criti cizing it is always best to get the mote out of ons's on eye. ' Dear Mrs. Thompson I am 16 years old and am In-love with a man 20 years old. He Is neat and Vasy tempered. One 'he used to lave rhe, but since I would not let him take ma home from a party aftee he had made me mad. "he teems to have stopped loving me. Now I realiis that I love him and want to win him back, so please help me and do not tell ma to give him up, for' I know that I love him now. ,- RED HOSE. Since you live In a small town, you ill have opportunity to see this boy anain. Just act friendly toward him and if he seems interested again in you. invite him to see you, If he harf lost Interest In vou perhaps by being frlend Iv and kind to him you can win him over again. Dear Mrs. Thompson I am a oirl 22 years Old and have loved a boy one year my senior since I was 12 years old. Although he is married, I still love him and he still writes to me, even after I told him that I was married, which Is not true. I only told him that to make him stoo writina to me. I sKed him to dlneontinus wrtlnq me, but he tells me that ho doesn't love hit wife and eoetn't cars If I have a doien husbands. Do you think he really loves me wnen he hasn't seen me In four years? I love him more and more each day, but can not believe he loves me. SM ATT6 RfcD HUSK. Step being a shattered rose over this man. rre is not wormy oi ins wue o ove. and if he Is not true to ner ne would not be true to you. Do not al ow vour thoughts to dwell upon mm another dav. Just have It out witn yourself right now and knuw that no ? The Question Box a What Is Saint Grouse's day? I. M C A This is an English sporting term used of the 12th day of August, when the shooting season opens. , Q.What is an amulgum arc? H. I M A This Is an arc in a vacuum iuov having electrodes of mercury amalga mated with mc. cadmium or uuici metal. The spectra of suet) arcs con tain the bright lines corroaponuing to the metals in: the eiectroaes. Q What Is meant by calling a man sulphite? K. IJ. A. This is a name applied to a 'per son who is spontaneous and original In his habits of thought anil conversa tion. o Which slate is known us the Cen tennial slate? L. C. ".. A.--THIS name is applied to uoioraoo, because of the fact that this slate was admitted to tne I nion in ine uenien- nlal year 18,tr. Q.I would like the date of next faster Sunday. S. b. A Kaster Sunday will fall on Marcn . 1921. Q. What was the real name of Henna M. Clay? I. M. 8. A Bertha M. Clav was the pseudo nym of Charlotte liraeme. Q. Where Is the oldest university In the world? 1. 8. A. Kl-Azhar, translated the He- splendent, a university situated in Cairo, rgypt. whose history can he traced back to 9vu. Is probably the old est university In the world. Q. When was the salary of the pres ident of the United States Increased D. H. N. A. The salary of the president of the l.'nlted Slates was fixed bv the con gress of 17S9 at JL'B.000; March 3, 1875, It was raised to $50,000 by nc of con gress; March 4, 1907, a fund of $2S,000 was aaoea tor ine use oi ine presiuent for traveling expenses, and the second session of the Sixtieth congress. 1907, fixed JIM salary oi tne preaidant at 176.00(1,' without changing the sum given for traveling expenses. Q. Kindly inform me whether a watch carried by a person employed In an electric light and power plant Is af fected by the electricity. Does the elec trtolty in a person' body affect oody watch? M. K. I 1 le-Watohe carried by persons ao Arid Then He Copyrlehr 1W, nw the" Tribune. earance appearance such as riiy (Itess I AM TROUBLED. good can come' of this Infatuation. The man belongB to the woman of bis choice and since . she. owns him it is useless for you to hone to have him . and any happiness ,ln this regard: ' Dear Mrs. Thompson Please tell 'me where I can procure a monkey snd what do they cost? My fsther has always wanted one, and we want to get Jt tor him If It is not too expensive. . Is It -all right for girls 14,yors Old to wear bloomers 'when playlnp basketball? ELLA" WHITE. - Write to the jjtlperintendent of Over ton Paf Zoo and ask for this iaforma tlon. I have no Idph. of the cost of a monkey. Certainly wear bloomers when playing basketball. , . Dear Mrs. Thompson We have a Skin eruption and think It Is Itch. We have used sulphur and grease., but It does not cure it. It would embarrass us very much to ask a doctor. What can we do to cure It? Do you think it would be silly to quit the school I am now attending and go to the one my beau attends? L. T. The first step in the treatment of the itch is the absolute destruction of tho entire colony of -mites and their eggs, for which purpose, sulphur ointments are successfully employed. NapthoJ is also highly recommended for this. My advice would be to see a. doctor regard less of embarrassment, as there may be severe cases of ecsema remaining after the destruction of the mites. Or write nie for a certain slve, sending stamped envelope. Yes, I think it would be rather !illy to change schools to be near a beau. Dear Mrs. Thompson Can you tell me where I can secure a copy of the book of Mr. Alexander, who appeared at one of the local theaters last week? ILL. Write care of Tulane theater, New' Orleans, La. "s, t - . -. Dear Mrs. Thompson I m viry much In love with a boy. but he does not know It. He acts like a friend around ms, but he does not know I love him. How can I Jni out in a roundabout wav? DESPERATE.. The boyprobahly knows that already but does not wish to let you know thai he knows. If he Is in love with you hs will see that you get wise, -too. : employed are freauentlv affected bv the electricity. The amount of electricity mi person s noay will not atlect a waicn appreciably. Q How manv members has the "T M. C. A.'.'H. C. A. According to the 1919- report of this organization it has a membership Ul 103,100. , Q At what age did Mary Plckford appear on the stage, and with what motion picture company did she start? C. C. H, A. At the age of 5 years Miss Pick ford played juvenile parts with the Val entine Stock company, of TorontA Tan. ada. She made he screen debut with- rsiograpn, under tne direction of Grif fith, i , Q- What was gol 1 used for when first discovered? J. It. S. - - A. The gold mined by the ancients was used for practically the same pur poses as toda with Ihe exception of coinage. The rietal was used largely for decorative purposes in temples and also for personal adornment. In Homo slatues of the emperor were very of ten made entirely of gold. Q llow many people are killed by automohiles each year? O. It. A. The national safety council says that approximately .10,000 persons a year meet death, in this faHhion. This num ber is half as many as the total loss through accidents In factories, railroads and mines combined. Q. How is the name Blasoo ' Ibanelx piuuuuriueti : j. f, i, A The name Is' pronounced Blas'-Vo Ee-bah-nyath. Q. When was Amorica first used tie a term applied to the whnl j western world? O. K. N. A. Oerardus Mercs tor. a Flemish geographer and mathematician, first used the name In this senso in 1541. (Any reader can get the answer to any question by Writing The News Scimitar Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskln, director, Washington, D C This olfer applies strictly to informa tion. The bureau can not give advice on legal, medical and financial matters. It floes not attempt to settle domestic troubles, nor to undertake exhaustive research On any- subject. Write your question plainly and briefly. AH replies full name snri sdflreaa ami . rein uurvi iu me inquirer, uive cents in stamps for return postage.) App Took UpiGolfBy Briggs Association fNtw York Tribune! . 1..-- . UNCLE WIGGILY AND Copyright, 1926,' by McCIure News paper Syndicate.) BY HOWARD R. GARI8. "Come on, Uncle Wigglly! Come on!" cried Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy to the bunny, rabbit gentleman in his hollow stump bungalow one morning. "Don't you want to help me?" . "What is. it now, wash morning? And do you want me to help put up the line?" asked the bunny gentle man, 'as he slid down the banister rail. He wa3 feeling 'spry and chip per, for Christmas jwas only about a week off. " 1 nr. thio Inn', nm.l, rloir" - it! Miss Fuzzy Wuzzy, he, muskrat lady liouscKettpej-.' .' But I thought perhaps you would like to1 help me feed the birds. There has been quite a snow storm and the ground is covered with white flakes; so" the birds can not plok up any seeds. I always feed the birds at the back door of the hollow stump bungalow after a snowstorm, and I thought perhaps you might like to help.". . . "Indeed I shall be most happy to help!" spoke Uncle Wlggily. Then, giving his pink nose an extra twinkle or two, so it wouldn't be cold and shivery when he went out doors, the bunny rabbit gentleman took some bread crumbs from the table and began to help NurseJane feed the birds. A flock of sparrows and starlings had gathered at the back door of the hollow stump bungalow, chipping, cheeping and whistling as they saw the muskrat lady scatter the crumbs. The birds were hungry, for on ac count of the snowjhey had not been able to find any seeds that morn ing. . Uncle Wlggily crushed some dried bread in his paw and tossed the crumbs out on the snow. As he did this he noticed one bird, different from any of I the, ethers, fly down oft the fence and begin to eat. ' TMs bird was almost the color of the; slate that Baby , Burrty used in schobl before they gave her pencil and paper,- and at first hincle Wig gily thought this bird was a spa- "But I pever saw a sparrow with two white lines of feathers down each side of its tail," spoke the ttunny uncle. "Hello, there, queer bird!" called the bunny gentleman, '.re you a sparrow, and did you get thope two white marks on your tall for being good In school?" The bird stopped eating crumbs and looked at Uncle Wlggily and Nurse (Jane. "I am not a' sparrow," answered the feathery chap.-. "I am what is called a slate-colored Junco, and I don't know just why.' I have those two lines of white feather! on my tail. Onb. I have always had them there two white marks and so have all my friends in the Junco family. First let me tharjo you for giving me and the other birds crumbs- this cold morning," went on the Junco. "Then let me ask if you don't like .my two white murks, Uncle Wiggily?" -"Oh, I like them very much in deed,'.' said the bunny rabbit 'gen -tlemunj "By means of them I can easily tell you from the other birds. . - j HOROSCOPE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1920, ' (Copyright 1920, by the McC'lure Newsr paper Syndicate.) Unfriendly stars rule today, accord ing to astrology. Mars, Saturn and Jupiter ere ail adverse. Sincff' Saturn, the principal ruling plann under Capricorn, djminiits so strongly at this time ih?re may b a gtrcral sense of deprmiou and dis couragement. The power of Saturn, ge.ioral'y count ed evil in its .tendency to separate persons from all they hold most pre cious, Is declared to be In reality bene ficial, since it .brings its subjects to a sp ritual understanding. Physicians and surgeons come unilar a sway making for extreme activity, overwork and wellness, but they will gain mucn iinanciauy. . The. government of the planets ' is exceedingly threatening to domestic happiness. etter standard of mar riage must be observed, the seers de clare, and this is the-, next problem for women to take up. Uranus will have an especially strohg influence in Washington at this time, astrologers forecast. Dissensions and bitter discussions in congress will be aieature of the session. - Jlars is in an aspect threatening many destructive fires in the next two months. Some pf these will be in cendiary. ' General conditions are to Improve to ward spring, notwithstanding theimairy menacing stars that presage unrest, dissatisfaction and faultfladlng among' the people in various parts of the country. THE WHITE MAEKS. Those white marks' on your tail show very" plainly even In the dark, I Imagine. As '''for the crumbs, you are very welcome to them." The other birds chirped and twit tered their -thanks to 'Uncle Wiggilr and Nurse Jane and kept on eating the Junco, with the white marks on his tail, picking up crumbs with the sparrows 'and starlings. For several days after that, while) the snow lasted, the bunny gentle man and his muskrat lady house-f Keeper red the birds, and the white-? marked Jnnco was always on hand to eat the crumbs. f One evening, about a week after she had begun o feed the birds, and' when the warm sun had melted away; the snow for the tirne being, Nurse Jane said to Uncle Wlggily: i j ' "Let's go to the pictures tonight!" ; "All right! I'm willing!" answered the bunny gentleman, apd when It was dark enough they went to the Hollow Tree theater, where movingr pictures were shown, I "My, how dark it is!" said Nurse! Jane, as she walked along holding . Uncle; Wlggily's paw. "Are you sure you can find your way home again?! It is too celd to take out our llirht- ning bug lantern." "Oh, I think I can find my way back," said the bunny gentlemefh. "Maybe the moon will come out be fore W start for home." But it did not and when Uncle Wlggily and Nurse Jane left the pic ture show, having enjoyed it very I much, it was as black as the inside of an ink bottle, to say nothing of ! the cork. "Oh, I'm afraid!" said Nurse Jane, as she stumbled along, holding Uncle Wigglly's. paw. - "There is nothing to be afraid of." spoke the bunny gentleman. "Keep close to me and I'll lead you home. It is not far and Ugh! Ump!" sud denly grunted Uncle Wigglly. "What's the matjer?" asked Nurse Jano. ' "Well, I seem to have gotten off the, pfeth in the dark," the bunny j arlswered. "I bunked my pink, I twinkling nose against a tree." "Oh, dear!" cried Nurse Jane, j "We're lost in the dark." And, truly it did seem so. No one of the other f animals were going Uncle Wigglly's j way, and in the dark he could not f find the tath. to his hollow stump f bungalow. j i-j ul, an oi a suuuen, mere ap peared out of the darkness, in front of Uncle Wigglly and Nurse Jane, two white marks, side by side, and a voice said: . "Follow me and I will lead you rfafely home." ' "Who are you? asked the bunny. "The Junco," -was the answer, "I can see In the dark. L will flutter on ahead and ' you can follow the white marks of my tail." I "Oh, toy!" cried Nurse Jane. Sot she and the bunny followed the white j murks, w l ich they could plainly see in the dark, and soon thev were safely home. The Bunco had helped them because they gave nlm crumbs. And if the Jumping Jack doesn't fall down in the apple barrel when he tries to skip rope wfth the rubber ball, I'll tell you next about Uncle Wlggily aid1 the wood duck. than the country has had since the war. i Business organization as well as poll- tics will benefit. Declines in certain prices will bring f Jty to the many and regret to the few i early In the spring, fc Persons whose birthdate tt Is should I not speculate or risk any large amountf of money. They should be careful f of letters and writings during the com- S ing year. Children born on this day may be t; careless and extravagant. They aref likely to be gifted, energetlo and lov-l aoie. SAYS RELIGIONS ISSUE ARTIFICIAL WASHINGTON, Dec.,l. Congress lous issue "was "artificially worked up" In the province -of Ulster, Mlsa I Kuth Kussell, who Investigated con- ditlons in Ireland last year for the i Chicago, Dally News, declared today at the resumption of the hearings of the commission' appointed byi the t committee qf one hundred inquiring into the Irish question. ! Ulster mill owners, Miss Russell sain, oaa encouraged religious dif ferences as a means to defeat ef forts, of their - workers to .ora-anlcn. Necessity for Increased pay, due to the war,i she added, produced labor t onranisatlonH. desnlte effnrt. in t' block them, and the people of Ulster were now united on the Question of.' t .' Austria Is to hare a better winter Irish Independence, - ' l -:- - : . . , s a - . . . . v "' ' J , '