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THE NEWS SCIMITAR. rwiDMT, DECEMBER II, 1920. PUBLISHED BY THE MEMPHIS NEWS SCIMITAR COMPANY. Entered aa Becond-Class Matter at the Poetofflce at Memphis. Ten.. tTndar tha Act of March. 1. Wt. DAILY EXCEPT" SUNDAY MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Associated Press ta exclusively entitled to use for reproduction of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In Tha Newa Scimi tar, and alao the local r.ewa published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Bv carrier. 15c per week. By mall, postage paid, 1 month. 0e: t montha. 11. IS: 1 months, 11.70; montha. $1.00; 11 months. IS. 00 NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. If you have trouble about getting ynur paner, call Main 4994. and the matter will be given Immediate attention After a p.m. and Sundays, call Main oo. 14-15 PAUL BLOCK. INC.. Special Repreeen. tatlva. M Msdlson avenns. New York: Century Building. Chicago: T.lttle Build ing. Boston; Create Building, Detroit A Great Success. The total amount contributed through Tha News Scimitar from Not. 25 to Dec. 25, exactly 30 days. for the Goodfello ws- Santa Claus club mounted to $14,110.31. ' It la f9.eB lass than the amount contributed a year ago when the coontry was supposed to be at the peak of prosperity. The support of the Goodfellowa Panta Clau club thla -year wi moat gratifying-. It exceeded our expecta- ' tiona. It proved that the average of conditions is about the same aa a year ago. A year ago donations came in large amount from tha few who had en Joyed unusual prosperity. This year the donations came In small amounts and from almost everybody. It is an accurate barometer of conditions in thla community, regardless of what may be said by the carriers of pes simism. Nothing need be said of the work of the Goodfellows-Santa Claus club for the benefit of those who devoted their time to sorting, packing and distributing gifts among the poor, the hungry, th unfortunate and the fatherless children without' means. But for those who gave their money and relied upon the club to spend it Judiciously, it may be said that the fund was handled as a sacred trust; that no expense was incurred no wages, salaries or pay of any kind. The work was a work of love and of sacrifice. Insofar as It was posst- ' ble to ascertain, no needy person was neglected or overlooked. The Goodfellows-Santa Claus club carried joy to the hearts of hundreds wno omerwtse would nave had a cheerless Christmas. We proceeded on the theory that every child Is entitled to a visit from Santa Claus and that every person Is entitled to a square meal on Christmas day; that shoes and clothing and other articles of necessity are softening Influences and the beat prevention against Bolshevism and anarchy. We congratulate those who con tributed so liberally and so gener ously, and we are doubly grateful to those that took upon themselves the burden of the work that consumed their days and nights to the neglect of their private business, all for the ' sake of carrying a little sunshine and a little cheer into otherwise desolate hearts and homea. ' Cutting Deep. Exoept in Isolated Instances, the action of the bouse in slashing 1420, 914,192 from the sundry civil bill and a reduction of 911,422,181 In the poBt offlce bill, resulting la a total sav ing of 1432,336.873, there v. ill be no criticism. In fact, we are of th opinion that the house Is doing ex actly what Is expected of It by the American people. When It is understood that the avings represented are in only two of the IS appropriation bills to run the government during the next year beginning July 1, some Idea may be gained of the genuine disposition on the part of congress to economize. Every dollar of appropriation made by congress must be raised by tax ation, and every dollar cut from the appropriation is a dollar saved to the . taxpayers. It must be remembered that the striking and unprecedented disposi tion to economize is the work of a Republican congress, and that ever' " dollar taken from the appropriation leaves a Republican administration that much less on Which to operate during the next fiscal year. The appropriation for flood control on the Mississippi river, which was reduced from $10,000,000 to $6,670,000 In the sundry UH, represents quite a reduction, yet the amount appropri ated remains the same as it was for the year preceding. Other appropri ations did not fare so well. They were reduced to amounts much less than tho!e o; tho preceding year. . Wo could not object to the reduc- tlon in the Mississippi river flood control bill and at the same time give unqualified approval to the striking disposition to economize In all other particulars, and be con sistent. We are confident the reduction in the cost of operating the government will bring relief to thousands of op pressed taxpayers without Impairing in any degree the efficient adminis tration of the government's affairs. It must b considered In this con nection that the estimates of amounts needed for the conduct of the government were submitted by a Democratic administration for the conduct of the government under a Republican administration. It would be folly to appropriate more than the Republicans ask for, and It Is almost certain that while the house has made some sensational reductions, it ha been careful not to impair or Interfere with the efficiency of the coming administration by denying it uffliRent fund on which to operate. Hair Dressing. At a prominent woman's congres a mere man won hearty applause by stating that women were not mad to cook, that that was man's province. On top of that comes the information that at a hair-dressing contest In Brighton. England, the prise was car ried away by a man from more than 90 female competitors. This, too, all the way from marcel waves and bandeaux marquise to payrhe knots. Truly the feminists are having their revenge when they are turning over to men what was once regarded as exclusively womnn's sphere, and calmly taking possession of a sphere where men once reigned supreme. Not always, however. During the reign of Louis XIV the male hair dresser was the real ruler of the land. Then it was that coiffures gained mountainous proportions, and to be hold Blanquerre dress the head of "le roi soldi" was a privilege coveted by dukes, princes and foreign ambas sadors and only extended as a mark of singular favor. Blanquerre's aid was solicited by all wishing to gain favor with the king. H occupied the same coveted position of power that Louis Eleventh's barber possessed, and that could only be paralleled in our day by the anomalous position of John Brown, coachman of Queen Vic toria. In the days of "le grande monar que" coiffures were the work of hours. They towered high in the air and were worn for weeks without Change. It is related of a tax farmer, a position of great influence In those days, that while at the play his elab orate headdress so Interfered with the view of the man behind him that he bored a small hole through th hair and the thick wax that kept it in place to see through. When the play was finished the tax collector, Mairvaux, said to the fellow that h had not Interfered with his pleasure during the play, but now that it was over he must restore hi hair to its original beauty or meet him on the field of honor. The spectator, a re tired woolen dealer, laughingly ac cepted th commission and proved to be so ingenious that the two men be came bosom friends and cronies tha rest of their lives. So, after all, it is not so much that man is usurping the domain of wom an, but rather coming back into bi own, when he wins first prize as a hair dresser over all women partici pants. One thing, however: man that formerly monopolized hi art has fled the field, leaving it unreservedly to women, for nowadays when th aver age man ha secured a neat hair trim, a close shave and a smooth massage he think he has paid all the court necessary in th tempte of b?auty. Incidentally, whether men officiate or. not, advance fashion notes state that ladles will wear their hair whether donated by nature or pur chased for cash very high, and that waves and curls wilr be popular. . The Tables Turn. At last the tables have turned and the average boarder is not at all sur prised. In flac. he has been looking for something of the sort for a long time. 'Animated by the examples around him the festive prune has gone Bolshevik and exploded, Injur ing two person. Mrs. Samuel Glborden, of Newark, N. J., placed a pot of prunes on the stove, thinking merely of tho gas tronomlcal Joys to come and never thinking of danger. How was she to know that the revolt of the prole tarian prune was on? Later a gen tleman passing the house heard an explosion, saw a blinding flash of light and sent In an alarm, while ten ants of the apartment house fled In terror. Firemen found the Glbordens in a corner badly scalded, the cell ing torn away and plaster lying In every direction. For years the lowly and luscious prune has been the butt of ridicule. Paragraphers have poked fun at it, "rolyumnists" when brain pans were dry could always fall back on the boarding house staff of life, and every aspersion cast upon It in prose and verse met with the loud laughter of the unthinking. A story, "The Sixth Prune," even graced the far from classic pages of the Saturday Even ing Post. Shakespeare assures us that the worm will turn, sr is It any wonder tha at last the meek and esculent prune determined that It was time to assert Its rights? There Is riot and unrent every where. Suppose it should spread to other portions of the boarding house menu. There Is terror in the thought: Suppose the chicken pot pie should rise In Its wrath and with various porcine grunts dorlaxe that It Is a fowl crime for pork to he classed as poultry ami demand a recount! im agination pales before the possibility of the dried apple, the feetlv bread pudding and the "ncar-and-yet-sn. far" coffee going on a strike and "act ing up" a our friend the prune hsj done. Beauties of Bolshevism. A new benven and a new earth was to be the result of a govern ment of the proletariat, according to Its high priests, Lenlne and Trotz- ky. What that new dispensation has 'timed out to be is shown by a dispatch from Petrograd. A number of city laborers struck for more food snd demanded a lessening of the 16-n2i'r-working day. The soviet au thorities refused anil 105 of the mal content were put to death. Thus Illustrating the beauties of soviet rule. Thla is tlie Eden tho working peo ple were to be ushered into when the proletarian cam to power. Per fect liberty to work 1 hours a day and on Insufficient food at that and shot to death if they objected. Could the tyranny of capitalism go farther than the tyranny and brutal ity of sovetlsm? Suppose such a thing had occurred In this country, though such a sup- portion, ven, 1 unthinkable; But Just suppose ithst men had been forced to work in a rigorous climate for II hours a day and half starved at that and they had struck for more food and less hour of labor, and had been shot down without compassion. What a thrill of horror would have gone up from every part of the civilised world! How labor would have met and resolute and condemned and rightly the hor rible massacre. The civilised world would have been aghast and the loud-lunged labor agitator would have had food for his many mount ings for years to come. This thing i horrible. The men slain by th order of the soviet gov ernment are martyrs of labor as much a ever the victims of Red Sunday were martyrs of rzarlsm. Will labor continue to be silent or will it denounce this and all other such crimes committed In the nam of labor? Changes in the Church. What would th Puritans have thought of the modern church? They would not permit music of any kind in their sacred edifices, save the Psalms, for to them even hymns were taboo. It made no difference how exalted or beautiful the senti ment of the hymn, they wore all anathema. A for musical instru ments, they were not to be thought of. Will Carlton in his "Farm Bal lads," has a woman who protests violently over the introduction of an organ In the church, and tnreatens to withdraw If they persist in their Intention to install one. This often happened In New England, where the Congregationallsts or "Indepen dents" clung v tenaciously to, their primitive observance. In many cases the church was split and separate congregations formed over this mo mentous question. And now comes the Christian church of Houston, Tex., with mov ing pictures installed as an attrac tion to churchgoer. Songs of the choir will also be Illustrated by mo tion pictures, according to the pas tor, Rev. T. F. Weaver. "The Call of Samuel," a Biblical play, was th first Sunday picture shown, and' the church was crowded. It I arranged to have a picture on sacred subjects every Sunday. What Would the Wesleys or Alex ander Campbell have thought of such an Innovation? , And yet, when we realize what foes they were Xo conventionality, to the commonplace, and how they counted all a worth while that led to the saving of souls, one is constrained to think that they would have been the first to welcome such a means of carrying the mes sage to a sin-sick world. It will be Interesting to watch the result of this experiment. MEMPHIS NOT AFFECTED BY NEW ARKANSAS RATE Memphis Is not. affe'oted by the 20 per cent Increase which was granted to railroads by the interstate commerce commission, but which was kept out of the state of Arkansas by the state commerce commission until the action uf the latter body was overruled by the Interstate zommtssion and the Increase allowed to take effect Jan. 1. The increases are only in intrastate shipment, and the new rates will be the same aa those of other states. DOROTHY THE VALUE OP APPEARANCES By DOROTHY DIX. Th World's Hlghstt Paid Woman Writer. (Copyright. 1920. by The Wheeier Syndicate, Ine.) No sane person underestimates the value of appearances. Not being mind readers or seers, we can not know what secret talents, what hid den graces of mind and character our fellow creatures possess. All that we can see is the outside, and so we form our opinion of others on the front they put up. We take note of their dress, of the style In which they live, of the com pany they frequent, and how much money they spend, and we rate them accordingly. Without direct evi dence to the contrary, w assume that the man who Is well dressed and prosperous looking Is clever, and more forceful, and of a higher order of ability than the man who is shab by and seedy and down at the heels. So true Is the adage that nothing succeeds like success that there Is wisdom In camouflaging It on many occasions. A young doctor for In stance, who hires a good office In a. desirable locntlon, who wears good "lothes and who appears to be rushed to death with work undoubt edly has a better chance of getting patients than the young physician whose office Is a mere hole in the wall, and who sits all day rubbing his shiny elbows on his table, wait ing for the patients that do not come. People a"? like sheep, they go In droves !"id follow where someone e!se lends, and the more they think you don't need their money ;ho more anxious they nre to give It to you. Women have been quicker to grasp the full significance of the value of appearances than men have That is why thev nre dress mad. They kiww that fine feathers make fine birds, nnd that a homely woman In beautiful clothes makes more Im pression than a living picture docs In a dowdy frock. Also they know that r mnn s suc cess depends largely upon the sort of appearance his wife presents, for a man's wife is the show window in which he makes a visible display of the degree of prosperity he has achieved. Hence, a clever woman who wishes to help her husband is justified In having a house that is Queen Anne in front and Mary Ann In the back, and In economising on the family's stomach In order to put the money on th family's back until they make their title good to a resi dence on Easy street. There are, however, two sides to this matter of keeping up appenr- ances, aud while It is without doubt highly desirable for poor and ambi tious people tt look prosperous, noth ing is more disastrous to their pros pects than to overdo the prosperity stunt. They must look good, but not too good. For it doesn't do to over play even a virtue. Olrla often maks the mistake of doing this. A poor girl who Is a gen ius with her needle, and a snark ror hunting out remnants at bargain sales, will dress so that she looks like a daily hint from Paris. In stead of being clever enough, to tell how she does It and thereby win the admiration of all who know hr, she will yawn languidly when anyone oompllmsnt her hat or rown and, KEEP YOUR DATES STRAIGHT! One principle that no man can afford to neglect Is that of al ways keeping hi engagements. If you can be relied upon to do what you said you would do, when you said you would do it, your value in any line Is en hanced thereby. And If you can't be relied upon, no amount of brilliance will make up for that deficiency. To keep your dates straight you need a calendar Just a much as you need watch. Our Washington Information bureau offers you one free with the compliments of the United States navy. It Is printed in. col ors, and the pad has a leaf for each month in 1921. Fill out the coupon and Inclose two cents In stamps for return postage. Frederic J. Haskin, director The, Memphis News Scimitar In formation Bureau, Washington, D. C, I Inclose herewith two cent in stamps for return postage on a free copy of the calendar for 1921. Name , Street City State HOROSCOPE SATURDAY. JANUARY 1. 121. Although this Is the first dHy of the year astrologers read this as unimpor tant In planetary direction. Jupiter and Neptune rule strongly for good, while ine sun ana Mars are adverse. The stars seem to Indicate that 1921 will be fairly good from a business point of view, Jupiter being In benefic as pect. There is ja sign that seems to promise elearer vlsftSn in all national affairs and progress toward the settlement of many vexing puDlio problems. Positive belief in the actual prog ress or the world toward better condi tions is enjoined by the seers as nec essary to assure the best results from efforts to bring back peace and con tentment In all countries. The outlook for the next 12 months is on the whole most encouraging, al though there will be labor troubles and various other difficulties In many states. Astrologers predict that following In dustrial upheavals there will be a gen eral acceptance of co-operation between capital and labor which will supersede the unions. The wise today will send good wishes to relatives and friends on whom they are dependent for favors, Instead of presenting them in person. Calls will not be lucky, while the sun has sin ister sway. Warning Is given that the rule may be conducive to dissatisfaction with ex isting associations or environment and care should be taken to cultivate an optimistic mood today. Interest in artiBtic enterprises will be strong and will be shown in building of memorials and the establishment of centers for developing musical and dra matic projects. Education has the best possible di rection, teachers coming under planeta ry influences that make for honors and new opportunltes. Persons whose birthdate It Is may .. " .. . .ir.miniia vear. but suc cess will com if they keep business affairs well In hand. Children born on this day may have many obstaclea to overcome, buf these subjects of Capricorn usually are ex traordlnarlly clever and able o suc- (Cop'yright, 1921. by the McClure News v v paper Syndicate.) Up to 30, man spends his time in making rash and foolish blunders: from 30 to 50 in trying to unmake them; and all the rest of his life In bragging about them. ) DIX TALKS say, "Oh, yes. This is a simple little thing that I got from Vlctorlne's;" and everyone who knows Victorine's prices will begin to look at her slant wise and wonder where she got the money. Many a good girl's reputation has been ruined in this way, because she dressed too well for her station in life. Many a girl has missed a good husband because she wore such expensive-looking clothes that no poor young man, with his own way to make, dared tackle her dress bill. So the poor girl, who wants to look like a million dollars should be there with her alibi of how she does It on fifty cents, or else her bluff at putting up the appearance of Miss Million Bucks will be her undoing. It is equally Important that a young man should appear to be the thing he wishes to be. Among my acquaintances is a young man who really has plenty of) ability and in dustry and ambition. He has no money, and a very poor Job that pays him an Insignificant salary, but he is handsome and agreeable and well bred, and a good dancer, and he is in much drmand among hostesses who need that sort of a man to fill in their parties. The result Is that this chapIs seen .ut night after night at theaters and danros and running with a gay, rich crowd and he's got the reputation of being a lounge lizard, and business men think he is no good. And you can't blame them. There are no records of eminent financiers, or merchant princes, who were con spicuous for their social success In their youth. The men who are at the head of things, and hold the money bags now, were not hopping pround ballroom floors and pursuing the elusive golf ball, even at some body else's expense, thirty years ago. They were putting up a life-like ap pearance of industry, and frugality that attracted the favorable atten tions of employers who had good Jobs to hand nut. and of people who want ed to deal with merchants who were looking after their business. Nothing queers a man's chances of success quicker than to live beyond his means. The house a little better ihnn he ought to live In; the auto mobile ho is paying for on the In stallment plan; the country club with the sporty set whose pace he hadn't the money to keep; these have been the stop to many a prom ising career. For once let people commence ask ing the fatal question: How caA he afford It'.' and it Is all over with a man. He is under suspicion of either being crooked or a fool, and when men begin to discount another man's honesty or intelligence, he is done for so far rts getting along la concerned. On the other hand when a young couple registers Industry and thrift and independence; when they dress within their means, when both of them work and save and show that they have an eye to the futur, everybody gives them it hiindup. I After all, it is quite impossible to overestimate the value of appear anoM. Bight or wrong. Movie of a Man At 1 A. M.t Wlio Lost His Latch Key By Briggs " I III c,pa. r. I J J , 7W ' -V ' .Li .-J 1 Lth I 1 J f Popular Youngsters Think of Marriage BY MRS. ELIZABETH THOMPSON. Dear Mrs. Thompson We are four girls all brunettes and are very popular with the boys. Three of us are 16 and one 17 years old. Do you think we who are 16 are too young to be engaged to boys who seem to think aTl the world of us? Should we write to other boys? Is there any harm in a boy hugging a girl to whom he is for a girl to cross her legs in and boys to go automobile ridijig I. Mabal. am to bs married soon. What would you advise for a wedding dress, snd for s traveling suit, as we are going West on our honeymoon? Do you think there Is too much difference In our ages, as I am 17 and he Is 21? I, Helen, am engagsd to a man 27 years old. Do you think he la too old for a 16-yesr-old girl? ' FOUR BnUSEI I CO. It Is verv nice to be nonular. but don't let It make you vain. You are all too young to be engaged to marry. None of you really know whether or not you love deeply. If you are engaged, do not write to other boys. Practice keeping every promise made, If it is a good one. and never make one that you can not conscientiously keep. No girl should allow a boy to hug her. It Is all right to cross your legs in a crowd If you do so In a maner entire ly unnnticeable and are sure that your dress Is not too high. If girls are abso lutely sure that the ooys witn wnom they are riding are all right and have good Judgment and sense enough to tUa xnre nf them In case of an acci dent or any emergency, then car riding at night is all right, If they get home by 10 o'clock. You have not told me whether you are to be married In early morning, noon or evening. Let your mother or some older friend help you decide the question of your dress, as the amount to be expended will neces sarily determine just what is proper. A suit of brown, taupe or blue duvetyn, fur trimmed with hat and accessories, is proper for traveling. n.. Mn Thomoion We are three chums, aged 15, 16 and 17 years. The .th.. ninht we Invited four of our boy friends to play oards. They were asked s week before ano promised m cumt. They came snd st 8:30 one of the boy's brothers telephoned snd told him to come home as his father was coming Public Discussion SURPRISED AT TENNESSEE. $ To The News Scimitar: I am Inclosing my check for your paper. On the Sunflower bank of In dlanola. Miss., I was surprised to find Tennessee in the Republican column, but was sure that the Republican party would elect Its candidate for presi dent, because it was a united majority party; but the only explanation of the action of Tennessee in going Repub lican was and is that such papers as erdeavored to read every public man out of the party that In any way vot ed on the measures that came before them, contrary to the views promul gated bv r.uch papers. Shields and Reed had as much right to vote ac cording to their beliefs for or against measures in conffress that came before them, as the majority of the Demo cratic senators. I do not know what course vou pursued In relation to the action of the two above-named sen ators, but almost any of us might learn something relating to Democracy by reading the first inaugural address of Thomas Jefferson. W. 8. CHAPMAN. Indianoia, Miss. J. THE CONNOLLY FUNO. S (ft, Additional contributions to the fund for Col. M. W. Connolly, received since Christmas, have ruised the fund to $534. as follows: Prevlouslv acknowledged ttl Westyn S. Palmer 1 H and J. Prather. New Albany, Miss ' A. S. Barboro Total M PRESIDENT NAMES CHIEF OF MILITIA WASHINGTON. Dec. 31. Col. George C. Rlckards. of Oil City. Pa., has been appointed by lTesldent Wilson as chief of the militia bureau of the war department. Col. Ilickards. who Is a Pennsyl vania national guard officer, anil at tached to the infantry reserve offi cers' corps, will assume his duties to morrow, succeeding MaJ.-Uen. Jesse Mi. Carter, who goes to a line com mand. .... Col. Rickards will have the rank of major-general and be the first na tional guard officer to hold this po sition. Appointment of n guard offi cer who is a member of the reserve corps to this post I provided for in the army reorganization hill passed at the last session of congress. WORKERS ACCEPT CUT. GI.OVERSVlM,K, N. Y , Dec. 31 general reduction 6f 124 per cent in the wage scsle of all glove workers in Fulton county was agreed upon at meetings of th Associated Glove Man ufacturers' association of New York slat and the glove workers' organisa tion, to Uke effect Immediately. Copyright 1921 by International Nw Service. not engaged? Does it look bad a crowd? Is it wrong for girls at night if the boys are nice? for him. He did not leave Immediately. although one of the other boys did. We made candy, and as aeon as we got through, about 9 o'clock, the boy who had left early telephoned and asked to speak to one of the boys. In about 15 minutes they all left. We found out later that they had been invited to a dance. Should we continue to speak to them, or should w Ignore them alto gether? We have enough pride to re sent this kind of treatment, so please advise ut. WINK, MINK AND CHINK. The boys did not treat you with due respect. Be careful about Inviting them again. Continue to speak to them and act as if you do not care or were at all sorry that they left. Dear Mr. Thompson Kindly advise me th name and address of the new oivlo club that has recently been organ ized in Memphis snd meets at the Hotel Gayoso on Fridays. Also tell me the requirements for new member, list of officers and other Information that might assist me In determining wheth er not a membership it desirable. A CITIZEN. Name of club, Clvltan, which Is a lo cal organization of the National Asso ciation of Civitan clubs. Meets every Friday at the Hotel Gayoso at 12:15 p.m. Membership is drawn in same manner as that of Rotary and Klwanis clubs, and Is composed entirely of young men who are engaged in different lines of work or business. The purpose of the club is the development of physical education In the grammar schools of the city. Motto of club Is "Builders of Good Citizens." Following are the names of officers: Walter Chandler, president; F. M. Kchoff, vice-president, and H. E. Mcllwain, secretary. The personnel of the club and Its motto are quite enough to make a membership desirable. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Q. What was the total acreage of land grants to the railroads by the fed eral government? I. M. C A. Prof. Charles Lee Raper, in his book on "Railway Transportation." Is authority for the statement that the total land grants made by the govern ment. Indirectly through the states dur ing the period 1850-1862 and directly during the period 1862-1871 constituted 160,000,000 acres. Q. How does an automatic compare with a revolver and pistol in regard to velocity? G. I. T. A. The war department says that an automatic and a revolver of the same caliber have practically the same ve locity. A pistol has a little more power because there Is no escape of gas In shooting. Q. Would It be possible to administer any or all of the tests for Immigrants to the I'nited States at the consulate of fice or the port of embarkation? Could It spectors carry on this work without the enactment of further Immigration laws? .1. K. W. A. The commissioner of immigration says that the present laws would not permit consular offices of the United States to administer tests at the port of embarkation, to immigrants coming to the I'nited States.' These officers when vising passports can tell the Immigrants that they probably will .not be admitted if they consider the Im migrants are undesirable, but It Is not possible for them to give any tests. This would require the enactment of another law. Q. Is the male ostrich larger than the female? N. W. L. A. The male oslrlch Is somewhat larger than the female and weighs up ward of 200 pounds. Q. Where is the original copy of the Declaration of Independence? V. W. A. The original copy of the Declara tion of Independence is kept in the archives of the state department. Dur ing the summer of 191 this document was on exhibition to the public, for sev eral weeks at WashlngtAn. D. C. Q Will charring wood that is to he used for posts prevent decay? H. V. W. A. Kxperlmcnts conducted by the United Stutes forest products labora tory Indicate that charred posts are less durable than untreated ones. Q. How many congressional medals were awarded durinc and since th world wsr? It. V. U. A Up to Nov. 1, 19-11. there had been 78 congressional medals issued by the war department. tl How can I write on paper and have the writing disappear and reap pear? K. V. V. A. If you write on rose-colored pa per with a solution of chloride of co balt, the invisible writing will become blue through heat and will disappear on cooling. (Any reader can get the nnswer tc snv question by writing The News Scimitar Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director. Washington. I). C. This offer applies strictly to informa tion. The bureau can not Klve advlco on lecal, medical and financial matters It doi-a not attempt to S"t;le domestic tiouhles, nor to undertake exhaustive research on any subject. Write your question, plainly and briefly. Give full name and address and inclose two cents in stamps for return postage. All re plies are sent direct to the Inquirer.) mm toEWJGGILY ii nm fc-s i mm UNCLE WIGG1LY AND (Copyright, 1920, by McClure News paper Syndicate. BY HOWARD R. GARI3. "Look out. Nurse Jane! Be care ful! Cover your ears!" cried Uncle Wiggily in the hollow stump bunga low one morning. And, as he said this, the bunny rabbit gentleman caught up his tall, silk hat from the chair, and held it over his pink, twinkling nose. Why, wnatever is tne matter, Wig-y?" asked NurBe Jane as sne looked around and saw nothing to cause any fright. "Why should I cover my ears?" "Don't you hear that buzzing, hum ming sound," asked Uncle Wiggiiy. It is getting lounder and louder. It must be a whole swarm of bees out side, trying to get in to sting us. Cover your ears, Nurse Jane, and hold your apron over your head!" "Nonsense!" laughed Miss Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy, and Uncle Wig giiy looked at her in' such surprise that he forgot to twinkle his pink nose. "Those aren't bees-that hum ming sound isn't made by any sting ing bees," said Nurse Jane. " "Who did make the noise then 7" asked Uncle Wtggil"." "Neddie Stubtail. the bear boy," answered Nurse Jane. "He's out in front, spinning his Christmas top. and it is that top buzzing you heard. Here, -come and look at Neddie." Uncle Wiggiiy peered through the window and, surely enough, out in front of the bungalow was the little Stubtail chap. Really, with winter at hand, Neddie should have been taking his long sleep with the other bears, groundhogs and such animals. But, somehow or other, Neddie had come out to play with his Christmas top. "And it's a hummer," uncie wig giiy. "It surely is a hummer!" growled Neddie, when he saw Uncle Wiggiiy coming . out. Neddie didn't growl because he was cross, but be cause that was his way of speaking. All bears growl. My top is a hum mer!" said the boy bear. "And to think I imagined it was bees!" laughed the bunny uncle. "Yes. you have a very nice top, Neddie," and the bunny gentleman looked at the humming top, painted red, green, blue and yellow as it was. Neddie kept on spinning his top, and Uncle Wiggiiy, taking his red, white and blue striped rheumatism crutch, putting on his tall, silk hat and "making sure tJiat his pink nose was properly twinkling, started down the steps of his hollow stump bunga low. - ... . . "Oh, please may J come r' asxea Neddie, quickly picking up his hum ming top, and the string by which he spun it. "Yes. come along," kindly invited Uncle Wiggiiy. "I am not going anv. where special only to look for an adventure, but perhaps you may help me find one." "Oh, what fun we'll have:" criea Neddie. He stuffed his ton inside his pocket, together with a piece of licorice, a bit of honey cake, some tangles of string, a few marbles, a tin whistle and his knife and walk ed along with Uncle Wiggiiy. The two friends naa not gone very far before all of a sudden, Just as News of Memphis rT rp f J rr 1 New of Msmphls 10 year. Ago 1 W1CC 1 Old 1 aiCS Y..r. Ago DECEMBER 31, 1910. 'figures given out today for the bank clearing of the past year were J335. 020,561.17, an Increase of 148.855,020.8 over the clearings for 1909. John F. Molsant. the daring American aviator, who recently thrilled many Memphlnns at the exhibition flights made here last fall at the Tri-State foirorniind!!. fell to his death in New Orleans at 9'55 this morning while msk- Ine the preliminary tiignt ror tne imu Mlchelin cup. Preparations are being made to open the Bolton Agricultural school tomor row morning. A strong faculty has been secured and an' effort will he nade to make the school one of the most complete In every respect In the South. Pn-seott Kean, formerly connected with the Bank of Commerce and Trust company and the L. A N. railroad here, has left Washington. D. C. for Ha vana. Cuba, to assume duties connect ed with .the raising of the battleship Maine. W. R. Taylor and T. M. Parr,' well known merchants at Raleigh, are out campaigning for the office of mayor of thit town and are wagln a hot cam paign. The election will be held Tuet day, Jan. 3. and great Interest Is shown In the cutcome. Oov. M. R. Patterron has acceptel the invitation extended him to attend the banquet to be given by the Me diants' exchange Jan. 12. A new record has been hung up by the city fire department In the number of responses to alarms daring the past vear. Altogether 867 runs were made In 1910, the majority, however, were of minor Importance. Miss Selden Rates has returned from .Karksdale, where she spent the week- tnd with relatives. Eve had as much choice in the matter of a husband as any otiier woman. She merely accepted wi.it fate cent her, and pretended to have got her "ideal.,, fiTO) THE HUMMING TOP. they were passing a hollypop bush, they heard a queer sound. "What's that?" asked Neddie, and he snuggled up closer to Uncle Wig giiy. At the same time the little boy bear looked at the lollytop bush to see if any chocolate drops were fall ing off it. But none were, I am sorry to say. "I don't know what that was," an swered Uncle Wiggiiy. "You aren't spinning your top again, are you, Neddie, to make any sound?" "No, my humming top, that play music tunes also is in my pocket," the boy bear answered. "But isn't that a funny sound, Uncje Wiggiiy?" "It certainly is," answered th bunny gentleman, and the noise came nearer and nearer, and now Uncle Wiggiiy and Neddie could hear a roaring voice saying: "I'm hungry! I'm hungry! Oh, how hungry I am!" Uncle Wiggiiy looked at Neddie and Neddie looked at Uncle Wiggiiy. v "I'm afraid," said the bunny gen tleman in his most polite voice; "I'm afraid that may be the Woozie Wolf or the Fuzzy Fox. They're nearly always hungry. Have you anything tq give them to eat, Neddie?" The' boy bear felt in his pockets. "I I only have an old piece of licorice candy I've been chewing on," he said. "Do you s'pose a wolf or fox would care for that?" "Hum! I hardly think so," said Uncle Wiggiiy, and all the while the voice kept coming nearer saying: "I'm hungry! I'm hungry! Oh, how hungry I am!" And then, all of a sudden, out through the bushes popped the bad old Skeezicks. How his eyes lighted up as he saw Uncle Wiggiiy. "I think I'm hungry for rabbit's ears!" said the Skeezicks. "You wouldn't dare hurt Uncle Wiggiiy if my father, the big bear gentleman, were here," said Neddie. "Please don't take Uncle Wiggily's ears! I'll give you a piece of my lic orice candy if you don't!" "As if I cared for licorice candy!" howled the Skeezicks. He was just going to nibble Uncle Wiggily's ear when the boy bear, all of a sudden, thought of his humming top. In an instant he had wound it up, and set. It down spinning behind the Skee zicks. I "Buzz! Humm! Bnzz!" whined the top. Quickly the Skeezicks turned, be fore he had a chance to nibble Uncle Wiggily's ears. The Skeezicks lis tened a moment and then he cried: "Oh, the bees are after me! The buzzing bees are here and they'll sting me on the end of my soft and tender nose! This Is no place for me! I'll nibble Uncle Wiggily's ears some other time!" And then, thinking Neddie's lop was a lot of buzzing, humming bees, away ran vhe Skeezicks, not hurting the bunny gentleman at all. "It's a good thing you had your top. Neddie," said Mr. Longears. And when they reached the three and six cent store the bunny bought Neddie a chocolate lollypop. So If the parlor carpet doesn't try to climb up-the stairs to see the cake of soap slide down the bathtub, I'll tell you next about Uncle Wiggiiy and the stove ashes. DECEMBER 31, 1895, Tho Talkatantl circle held a very Interesting session yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mr. Frank Jones, on Peale avenue, biographical sketch of French authors forming th topics for the afternoon were an Interesting and instructive feature of the program. The great sex against sex drama, "Sowing the Wind," will make its Initial appearance In this city tomor row night The music and art reception which will be tendered by Miss Solarl and Mrs. Munrty to the literary, musical and art aasocUtlona of the city tomorrow afternoon, will be a special feature of the New Year's day festivities. - Memphians are looking forward wl'.h a great deal of pleasure to the en gagement of Mr and Mrs. Sidney Drew and their clever company at the Grand theater next week Mr. A. J. Kerfoot, a prominent rail way official, was married to Miss) Drue Carruthers at the residence of jH. C. Hewitt, on Mississippi boulevard, last evening, the Hev. a. T. Sullivan of ficiating. Mr. Theodore F. Brown, traveling pas senger agent for the Big Four route, with headquarters at Chattanooga, is a visitor in the city today. Mr. B. O. Collier left this afternoon for Kansas City, whore he will spend several da vs. Coolidge To Attend Tariff Congress (By International New 8rvio.) ATLANTA. Oa., Dec. si.vice. Pretident-elect Calvin Coolidge has wired Gov. Hugh M. Dorsey accept ing an invitation to attend the South ern Tariff congress which will con vene in Atlanta Jan. 27 for a three days' session. President-elect Hard ing ha also been invited, and it la hoped he will attend, .