The Hugo Husonian (Hugo, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 3, 1914 Page: 5 of 8
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FLEECY STAPLE MUST PAY RAN-
SOM INTO THE COFFERS OF
Nation Rings With Criss of 8trlcken
By Peter Radford
Lecturer National Ferment' Union.
King Cotton has suffered more from
the European war than any other ag-
ricultural product on the American
continent. The ehelln of the belliger-
ents have burfited o-. cr his throne,
frightening his s injects and shatter-
ing his markets, and, panic-stricken,
the nation crlea out "God save the
People from every walk of life have
contributed their mite toward rescue
work. Society has danced before the
king; milady has decreed that the
f&Ily wardrobe shall contain oniy
cmton goods; the press has plead
wj(h the public to "buy a bale";
pikers have been formulating hold-
3g plans; congress and legislative
Ilea have deliberated over relief
_ lures; statesmen and writers
have grown eloquent expounding the
Inalienable rights of "His Majesty"
arid presenting schemes for preserv-
ing the financial Integrity of the
stricken staple, hut the sword of Eu-
rope has proved mightier than the pen
of America In fixing value upon this
product of the sunny south. Prices
have been bayoneted, values riddled
and markets declmatti by the battling
hosts of the eastern hemisphere until
the American farmer has suffered a
war loss of $4C0 Onfl.OOO, cn(i a bale
of cotton brave enough to enter a
European port must pay a ransom of
half its value or go to prison until the
war Is over.
Hope of the Future Lies In Cc-opers
The Farmers' t*n!on, through the
columns of the press, wants to thank
the American people for the friend-
ship, sympathy and assistance given
tlyj cotton farmers In the hour of dls-
ti^ss and to direct attention to co-
operative methods necessary to per-
manently arsist the marketing of all
The present emergency presents as
,ve a situation as ever confronted
American farmer and from the
point of the producer, would seem
lustlfy extraordinary relief meas-
!, even to the point of bending the
itltutlon and straining business
In order to lift a portion of tho
len off the backs of the farmer,
inless something is done to check
invasion of the war forces upon
cotton fields, the pathway of the
[ropean pestilence on this continent
be strewn with mortgaged homes
famine and poverty will stalk over
southland, Ailing the highways of
istry with refugees and the bank-
cy court with prisoners.
,11 calamities teach us lessons and
present crisis serves to illuminate
frailties of our marketing meth.
and the weakness of our credit
:em, and out of the financial an-
Ish and travail of the cotton farmer
[I como a volume of discussion and
nass of suggestions and finally a
lution of this, the biggest problem
the economic life of America, If,
|eed, wo have not already laid the
indation for at least temporary re-
More Pharaohs Needed In Agriculture.
•' Farm products have no credit and
nerliaps can never have on a perma-
i$nt and satisfactory basis unless wj
^lld warehousos, cold storage plants,
ivators, etc., for without storage and
:dit facilities, the south Is com-
led to dump Its crop on the market
harvest time. The Farmers' Unions
the cotton producing states have
for the past ten years persistently ad-
vocated the construction of storage
fgfllitie?. We have built during this
(riod 2,000 warehouses with a ca-
nity of approximately 4,000,000 bales
[d looking backward the results
•uld seem encouraging, but looking
ard, we are able to house lees
in one-third of the crop and war®-
nes without a credit system lose
90 per cent of their usefulness. The
OToblem Is a gigantic one—too great
tor the farmer to solve unaided. He
infest have the assistance of the bank-
er, the merchant and the govern menL
In production we have reached the
tygh water mark of perfection In the
wrld's history, but our marketing
imthods are most primitive. In the
dnwn of history we find agriculture
plowing with a forked stick but with
a system of warehouses under govern-
mental supervision that made the
Egyptians the marvel of civilization,
for who has not admired the vision of
Joseph and applauded the wisdom of
Pharaoh for storing the surplus until
demanded by the consumer, but in
this age we nave too many Josephs
who dream and not enough Pharaohs
Do you it At Mr I
Reader, that your ahili* j
ties are coining ail they
^ Why not do a little;
prospecting with si
"Situation Wanted" ad? I
Old Time English Recruiting.
Recruiting in the great war which
ended iu the (all of Napoleon wus a
vastly different matter from that which
prevails today. Take the inliitla act
of 1803. for latitat!co. In each subdivi-
sion of a comity a list was made of all
men between the ages of cigbteeu and
forty-live, classified Into (ai those un-
der thirty and without children. (bi
over tliat age. (c) men with no chll
dren under fourteen, (d) men with
only one ci-iid under fourteen and (el
all others. If the men required equal-
ed the number in the lirst or second
or any set <>f consecutive classes they
wgre taken ir uot, all the names
were put iu i nag and drawn until the
requisite ui.it.to-r was obtained. Any
balloted uian could purchase exemp-
tion for Ave years on paying n line of
$60, raised to $7.'i in 1S03. the money
being paid for a substitute. The men
paying tines were exempted from the
second balloi. and the money was de
■voted to enabling the men In the sec
ond ballot to obtain substitutes. Uu
this vicious principle the only man
really obliged to serve was the poor
man drawn in the first bullot.-Dun
A Curious Worm.
There is a flat worm aliout half an
Inch long called Planarla vclata which
reproduces Itself in a most extraordi-
nary manner According to an article
lu the Biological Hulletiu, when It
grows old It loses its appetite. Its col-
ors fade aud its movements become
slow. It drops a tiny fragment of Its
tall, then another, still another mid so
on until It has left about half of its
body iff' scattered piece*. Ench de
tached piece culls up. secretes a inu
cus that soon dries and forms a hard
shell. In this condition the fragments
remain throughout the summer, tail
and winter, in the spring the shells
burst, aud lllierate many minute
worms, which eat voraciously aud
soon grow to adult size. The fol-e
part of the worm, after it has shed all
these hits, either dies or encysts itself
in its turn
Japan's Isles >jt Pines.
Matsn-liiuia is regarded as one of
the Ktinkei. <u three most beautiful
places in Japan. And it well deserves
this reputation, for there are indeed
few fairer natural si-enes on earth. It
reminds the traveler of the Thousand
Isles of Canada and the Euglisli lakes
alt in one. Here inuumerable pine
clad Islands jift their fronded faces
through the purple haze over a sea of
silver green, ami when the sun sets,
throwing the myriad Islands into a
golden glow, the mind Is charmed to
ecstasy Matsuslilma bay is more
than six miles long and Hve wide, and
to visit all the hundreds of Islands
that adorn the surface of the sea iu
this place would take years. Yet one
may see the best part of Matsuslilma
in two or three days If one knows how.
She Wanted a Title.
A title glves the right to embroider a
corouet ou the body llneu. It Is pleas-
ant iu a railway train to pour scent ou
a coroneted pocket handkerchief. La
Marechale Kiel thought so, I dare say,
in the summer of 1 S3!). Her husband
escaped the carnage of ouc of the bat-
tles fought that year in Iximbardy.
Be also assured against heavy odds
and the terrible blunders of the gen
ernl staff victory to the French. Ills
wife was with hitn when his marshal's
baton was brought lu with n letter
from Napoleon lii. Nlcl thought Mme.
Niel would have melted into tears from
joy. instead of that her mouth fell.
"You are marshal, you arc.'" she said.
'That does not make me duchess."—
How Ono Got the Name.
The father of a boy baby wished him
to be christened Thomas. The mother
favored the name of Robert. When
tbey arrived at the church the matter
was still undecided. The father in-
formed the eurate that the child's
name wns Thomas.
"Oh, no!" gasped the mother distress-
The curate, regarding the woman as
the ruling spirit, promptly baptized
the lnfaut Ono.
The grave of Ono Titchener is to lie
seen In tho churchyard of St Giles',
Make the Days Count.
The courso of life Is a thousand tri-
fles then some crisis; nothing but green
leaves under common sun and shad-
ow and then a storm or a rare June
day. Aud far more than the storm or
the perfect day the common sun and
common shadow do to make tbe au
tuinn rich. It is the "every days" that
count. They must be made to tell or
the years have failed.—William O.
In meditatl m ue are free. We «m
cousider one side and then the other
without eiuburriiKMueiit. If we change
our opinion because the weight of evi-
dence has shifted there Is no one to
exult over us uud uiake us ashamed.
If we recognize that we have been
mistaken lu our assumptions there iu
no one to gay. "1 told you so." Wo
quietly make the necessary adjust-
ments to ever changing reality and go
ou with our business of thinking. We
are not required to reach any prede-
termined conclusions. We have no
nervous auxiety to catch auy particu-
lar train of thought, as we are travel-
ing on our own feet and are willing to
put up wherevet tho night finds us;
hence it is that, while discussions go
on with groat vigor and few are con-
vinced execept of the righteousness of
their i>v. ii cause, meditation ofteu
brings unexpected results. Wheu we
meditnt<- we bonietimes change our
minds This is a beneficent achieve-
ment, fur it renders it unnecessary for
us to spend all our strength in attempt-
ing to change tbe order of tbe universe
and the whole direction of human
progress in order to get a sense of th«t
fitness of things.—ti. M. Crothers iu At-
Tobacco For Hiccups.
In a Itussian medical journal Dr. G.
Tatevosoff draws attention to the ex-
cellent service which may be obtained
from the ordinary snuff tobacco as a
means for cutting short hiccup. He
relates an instructive case of a patient
with some chronic chest disease, ac-
compauled-vby violent cough attacks,
in whom tbe latter used to be followed
by extremely obstinate hiccup. Tbe
common remedies, including cocaine,
falling to exercise any controlling In-
fluence on the most distressing symp-
tom, I>r Tatevosoff at last decided to
give a trial to the said old fashioned
popular means, making tbe patient ou
each occasion thoroughly snuff Into Ills
nose a pinch of the powder until the
appearance of lively sneezing. From
the first treatment the effect was truly
brilliant the hiccup subsiding as if by
8unday Game* In Old England.
Queen Elizabeth issued n license for
the playing of games on the Sabbath.
For thus runs her order of 1509 per-
mitting "the shooting with the stand-
ard, the shooting with the broad arrow,
the shooting at the Turk, the leaping
for men, the running for men, the
wrestling, the throwing of the sledge
and the pitching of the bar, with all
such other games as have at any time
heretofore or now be licensed, used or
played." Sixty years later, however,
all was changed. In 1G25 a law made
Sunday pastimes Illegal. No meetings
or assemblies of people were allowed
"oute of their owne parishes on the
Lord's day within this realme of Eng-
land for any sports or pastimes what-
He Liked the Name.
"I suppose you would uever lie will-
ing to live anywhere except iu your be-
"Well, there is a town iu Wisconsin
which has a tutme that attracts me."
"What town is that?"
"Superior."— Pittsburgh Post.
Admitted the Strength.
Mrs. Angler-Are yon sure you
caught this tishV Mr. a - Sure! Mrs.
A.—It smells very strong Mr. A.—
Strong! 1 should say II was; It near-
ly pulled me overboard.- Exchange.
Indeed She Corsn't.
Woman uia< do s-iine foolish things,
but she tievei tilis tu unlock the front
door at a. n; with a fount: in pen.—
Florida Times Fulim.
"Repartee." said Colonel J. W. Bev-
el y of Muskogee. "Is useful In its prop-
er place, but should not be indulged in
in a courtroom. Down in our country
a judge sentenced a malefactor to a
year in prison.
'"Huh!" said tbe prisoner flippantly.
'I can do that standing on my head.'
"'Is it possible?' inquired the judge.
'I am astonished. But, in order that
you may not be compelled to maintain
that undignified attitude ail tbe time
you are iu prison. 1 hereby sentence
you to au additional year, which yon
may do standi he on your feet'"—Ex-
One Would Do It.
"You know what I'm going to do?"
whispered the girl as she looked around
at the crowd that was beginning to be
so sleepy and that still stayed on.
"I'm going to give a party and start
the Chinese fashion of telling them
when to go. I'm goiug to get np as
they do and say; 'I'm sorry, but it's
time for you to go home. Here's your
hat' I think it will be a mighty tine
.thing. So few people kuow wheu to
go home. Don't you think so?"
"Mighty tine," be nnswered, "but you
don't intend ever to give but one par-
ty then. 1 sec."—Exchange.
The Whip In the Boot.
In some parts of Siberia a bride-
groom on arriving home commands his
wife to take off his boots, lu one Is a
whip and in the other a purse. The
contents of the boot she first selects
for removal presage whether be is to
be generous or the reverse to her. A
very kind busliaud will put a purse iu
each boot and omit the whip to make
her believe that her choice is auspi-
Tribulation is no respecter of people.
W'en he sees a man tryin' ter climb
high he says ler him: "De higher you
goes, ole boy. de furder you'll have ter
fall. I'm right behind you fer ter keep
yon gwine w'en vo' time conies ter roll
"It's no use insisting, gentlemen. 1
will not sit.. The doctor has forbid
"Why? He :ives iu this bouse,
then?"- Par! :. c.
try to i.
tin? it is when yon
• Iiy tlie forelock to
.tlier fellow got there
■ i. '.he hair out.—New
id to give them
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