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SEPTEMBER 19, 1378
I[oncure News Letter
, a „d Other Items from Our
’ Moncure Correspondent
.ni'pv news — ,
s . \ Moore motored to Elon
r * " Winston-Salem last week
?g Ho reports a fine trip.
U Vi‘o-inia Cathell spent last
U ' ’ nt Raleigh, with Miss Lillian
' Who is teaching at the Meth
( spent last Satur
n -••‘Wibeth Farrell and Mrs. W.
E .thnan spent last Friday in
I Mrs. D. H. Gunter and
Hackney motored to Wake
/ v .Wr Sunday.
H. Wissler returned last
m a visit to his friends at
.. <wings, \ a.
! , , sorry to hear that Mrs.
v sW e r is very sick. Miss Sas
■ ‘ WW't'er of Mt. Gilead is spend
. Vve"k with her.
L ;\ "iad to state that Mrs. C.
f ■ ; ion. who has been very ill at
' r -ii Raleigh seems to be bet
•u .i Mrs. T. E. Lassiter of i
i‘ V spent last Sunday with Mr.
tivs'j. L. Womble.
;/■: , sa le Candy House has open
., Moncure, just opposite the
; o Store, by Mr. E. E. Wal-
W R. C. Maynard is Manag
ed M. Lance preached two ex- j
O sermons at the Methodist;
•h here last Sunday. As the j
ia l Conference will be in ses-j
at Durham, the second Sun
in November, that was his last
L,. preach before Coneference. Mr. 1
e has preached us some excellent
el sermons and we have enjoyed
one. We hope that he will be
back to us. He is a good man
t good preacher. j
~ c. M. Lance also preached a
sermon at Phoenix Plant at 3 i
k Sunday, Oct. 10 to a real good
1. Preaching is held in the “Club
ing" which is up-to-date in every
ct. \ 1
, . and Mrs. C. M. Lance and little
itev Sarah took dinner and sup
ith Mrs. W. D. Farrell, Sunday.'
.■ Dp worth League meeting was
interesting Sunday A
rood crowd was present and the
ft was “The Prophet’s Call of the
play, “Eyes of Love,” will be
nt. il by the High School Juniors
n ors in the school Auditorium i
y '' •.00 p. m., Oct. 15.
: are glad to have Mrs. Mary
mgev back at Sunday school and j
•h again, after staying at her in- J
m.taer’s bed-side for two years,
e death occurred several weeks
She had been teacher of the j
iary class of the Methodist Sun
school for many years, so the lit
blks were delighted to have her
s. J. E. Moore was teacher of
:iass while Mrs. Barringer was
Jfcbsent. Mrs. Moore made a good
■teacher and the little folks had learned ;
■to love her much and hated to give '
Bier up. I
Ia birthday celebration
■ On Tuesday Sept. 28th. Mrs. Lillian
Beckwith received^a very pleasant
Burprise in her home on Apex No. 1.!
Bhis being her birthday, her brothers, j
Bisters and other relatives came in
Bvith well filled baskets of delicious
Bhings to eat. The tempting table
Bhat was spread, together with the
■pretty as well as useful gifts that were 1
■resented was very nice indeed, but I
■he most enjoyable part of the event 1
■vas the fact that all the brothers and
■isters (there being eight) were to
gether, which was a very rare occa
sion. These are as follows: Mrs.
■illian Beckwith, and Mrs. D. J. Wil
■ams Apex No. 1 Mrs. J. A. Jones Mrs.
■• D. Baucom and Mr. C. E. John-
Bom Apex; Mr. W. B. Johnson Fuquay j
BpnngA Mrs. A. T. Ho.leman Bon- ]
B> ; - and Mr. J. R. Johnson Hamlet.
■ Hhevs present were, her two daugh-
- • T - H. Luther and Mrs. R. F.
- and their families, Mr. and
Bi r - '• C. Johnson and daughter!
B!' ir .'• . A. J. Hinton, Apx Rt. 1 i
B u ' s ; -io Maynard, Cary, Mr. Cy
‘buy ud, Apex, Mrs. Isabel Mark-
B< rn, Mr. rnj Mrs. E. E. Hilliard and
I™ 1 ; s - Ti i Council, Durham and also
m«. >l3 and children of her bro
ana sisters. .?
ne r - nion was a surprise to Mrs.
leek with. *
no ui i( ; orted a very pleasant even
■auxiliary Meets with Mrs. Ri
I T-n A • %
B.A x y'‘y'; Legion Auxliary met
B ; a B. M. Farrell, Tuesday,
Ml, Mrs. D. L. Bell, presi-
■ Mag was opened with sing
r \r t .' ne * Slar Wangled Banner.”
Ro.-joe M. Farrell was ap-
B,; r " .;; cretary, during the ab-
B’ A d' 1 -bi-ss Margaret Womble, who
o. Brewer was appointed
and send a fountain pen 1
■ '._ >ted soldier at UJ. S. Vet
rv T '.'_ I v. 'btal, Oteen, N. C.
■ . 1 • u tru-y A. London was elect
negate to the National Con-
Philadelphia, X)ct. 11-16.
■ ,'indent asked that we lis
■ 'A which will be broadcast
!> ilth from station W I P
■ , x iary decided to give an
I A i; il to the eighth grade
Pittsboro High Scool, who
■ , the award requirements
■ . ( l honor, service, cour
-1 ’aip, and Americanism.
• ia °- ROSCOE M. FARRELL,
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Xfee -Chatham Record
Mr. and Mrs. O. Z. Barbel* have re
turned from a trip to points north.
1 hey spent* several days in Philadel
phia, where they visited the Sesqui
yentenniai, and they spent two days
m Washington. They report a won
The honor roll pupils in the Gold
ston school for last month were the
Edgar Womble, eleventh grade;
Linder Womble, tenth grade; Clarence
Goldston, eighth grade.
The honor roll pupils have to av
srage 95 on all their work, including
sliort, deportment, and no absences
or tardies. This is a high standard,
And these pupils should be proud of
t c —- : r work and to have this honor
bestowed upon them.
Last Friday the societies met at
he usual time, and they were in
teresting and helpful in every respect.
The boys’ literary society gave a
very interesting debate. Query: Re
solved, “That U. S. Should Have En
tered the World War Before It Did
Enter.” The affirmative won.
Tiie girls’ literary society debated
:he following query: Resolved, That
j “Tou Learn More at Home than Else
where.” The affirmative won.
The seventh grade society gave an
interesting miscellaneous program.
The fifth and sixth grades societv
gave a Columbus Day program, which
was the following:
1. Song: America Society
j 2. Devotional Exercises Aline Hester
j 2. Recitation, America’s Light Mar
j jorie Dixon.
4. Recitation, “Columbus Labon
b. Kec., “Christopher Columbus”
1 Irene Hilliard.
6. Song: “Song of Columbus” Socie
i. Sketch, “Columbus’ Years of
Preparation” Aline Hester.
j 8. Sketch, “The Great Idea” Fola
: 9. Sketch, “His Voyages” Mildred
10. Song, “The Haymakers” J. C.
j 11. Sketch, Death and “Burial” Rob
12. Song, “Sail On” Miss Harmon
1 13. Song, “Columbia the Gem of the
We were very glad to have Mrs.
Philips and Mrs. Murchison present
to enjoy the Columbus program.
| Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Hough spent
•several days last week visiting in
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Goldston and
| children spent the day last Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Burke,
j Miss Ola Harmon spent week-
J end in Raleigh visiting her brother,
Mr. A. O. Harmon,
j Miss Pearl Johnson spent the week-;
end at her home in Bynum.
Mrs. W. D. Buie and son David
Buie of Dillon, S. C., spent the week
end with Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Watson.
The Baptist missionary society met
with Mrs. T. W. Goldston Monday
afternoon. It will meet with Mrs.
James Goldston next time.
I Mr. Ernest Alexander, of Duke Uni
versity, and Mr. Milton Garner of the
I State University, spent the week-end
' with their parents here.
The many friends of-Mrs. Virginia
Goldston were saddened when the news
• her death reached them last Fri
I .-». few weeks ago, she fell and broke
j her hip while visiting her niece, Mrs.
i Will Bland, in Pittsboro. She was an
aged lady, being seventy-seven years
Mrs. Goldston was the second wife
of the late J. J. Goldston. She was
a good wife and was highly esteemed
by those who knew her. Sne lived
a consistent Christian life. She was
a member of the Mehtodist church
irjre. Her remains were laid m tne
Goldston cemetery Saturday in front
of the Methodist church under a
mound of beautiful flowers. The fune
ral was conducted by her pastor Rev.
C-. H. Biggs.
GRAHAM CONNELL MARRIED
At ADanta Tuesday evening, in a
big church wedding, Mr. Graham Con
ne.i, a son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M.
Connell, of this town, but a resident
of Raleigh, where he holds a respon
sible position in a bank, was married
co Miss Stella Taylor, a charming
young lady of Chatham county stock.
Miss Emily Taylor, Miss Pauline
Taylor, and Miss Jenny Connell, the
two cousins of the bride and the for
mer a sister of the groom, were brides
maids. Mr. William Hunt of Pitts
boro was one of the ushers.
Mrs. Walter Johnson, sister of the
groom, also attended the marriage.
Tne Record congratulates the young
couple and wishes them much joy and
I Chicks Grow Faster
by Ultra-Violet Rays |
Newport, Eng.—Young chicks 5
have been made to grow twice g
as fast by use of electricity, says 5
Prof. Borlases Matthews, a poul- g
try expert. The young birds
were treated for nine weks with g
ultra-violet rays. g.
Professor Matthews advises g
poultry farmers either to give g
chickens electrically made ozone g
as provided in London under- g
ground railways or to bathe »
them with electricity radiated g
from electric wires over their g
perches at night. He contends g
the yield in eggs would be in- g
creased nearly 50 per ceut. %
PITTSBORO, N. C., CHATHAM COUNTY, Thursday, OctoDer ]^1926
c’.v-»'«rT > ' 1 ' r 'ndent W. P - j
and Mr. Memory, an assistant of Mr. i
Highsmith, of Raleigh, visited the j
The high school students of the!
sixth and seventh grades organized
the Columbian Literary Society Fri
day afternoon and elected the follow
ing officers: *Pres., Elizabeth Shad
rach; Vice-pres., Gladys Copeland;
Sec’y, Helen Horton; Ass. Sec’y,
Minnie Belle Goodwin. The chaplain
and critic will be appointed.
A student in order to be on the
honor roll must come up to the fol
lowing requirements: perfect attend
ance, make an average grade of ninety
per cent, and deportment one hun
dred. The following students were
on the honor roll for the first month:
Second grade: Eustace Horton, Thom
as Horton. Third Grade: Charles
Knowles, Warren Wheeler. Fourth
Grade: Thelma Horton. Fifth Grade:
Myrtie Lee Horton, Elizabeth Ham
mond, and Roscoe Wilson.
Mr. Bob Horton passed away Sep.
18th. at 8:20 p. m. He had suffered
for several months from heart trouble.
Uncle Bob, as he was better known in
chis community, will be missed by
many friends and loved * ones. He
eaves a wife and a large family of
Bight children and thirty-one grand
children. Mr. Horton was a deacon
in Bells Baptist Church, and will be
missed as an active member in the
ffiurch. It may be said of Uncle Bob
rnd of his life, “Far from the madden
ng crowds ignoble strife, his sober
wish ever learned to stray; Along the
cool sequestered vale of life, He kept
the noisless tenure of his way.”
Rev. E. B. Booker, pastor of Bells
Baptist Church conducted the funeral.
The pall bearers were as follows:
Messrs. John Horton, Roger Horton,
Ronie Horton, Normie Horton, I. F.
Grigg, Carl Goodwin, Frank Trail
kill, Aliie Lawerence, Humie Olive,
Vernie Goodwin, Troy Roundy, and
GET RECORD FOR SI.OO
BRIDE EDITS RITUAL
FOR HER MARRIAGE
Deletes “Obey” and Inserts
Pawtucket, R. I. —Miss Dorothy L.
i Cheek, Mount Holyoke graduate, and
Gordon Cedric Willand, Worcester
Polytechnical institute alumnus, were
united in marriage here recently with a
ritual which had been edited by the
1 bride to conform to her idea of the
real significance of marriage.
The word “obey” was omitted from
the vow and a paragraph inserted, in
which the bride expressed her idea of
the spiritual character into the rit
ual read: “It is the duty of both to
delight each in the society of the
other; to remember'that, in interest
and in reputation, as in affection, they
are to l>e henceforth one and undi
vided ; to preserve an inviolable fidel
ity and to see to it that what God has
joined thus together man never puts
“Will you love, cherish and honor
him?” was the question, deleied of
the stipulation “obey,” asked of the
bride by her family pastor, Rev. Frank
Rector, D. D., of the First Baptist
“Will you love, cherish, honor and
protect her?” was the question an
swered by the bridegroom.
Miss Cheek, who lias been teaching
chemistry at Western college, Oxford,
Ohio, gave as her reason for editing
the service her objection to the “light
consideration” toward marriage cere
monies held by the youth of today and
her disagreement with the dogmatic
Total of Automobiles
Continues to Grow
Washington.—Motor vehicle regis-’
tration figures still continue their up
ward climb, according to the bureau
of public roads of the United States
Department of Agriculture, which re
ports 19,697,832 vehicles registered in
the first six months of 1926. This is |
1,927,141 more vehicles than were reg- j
istered in the corresponding period of j
1925 or an increase of 10.8 per cent.
States showing the greatest in- j
I crease are Florida, 76.2 per cent;
Michigan, 24.3 per cent; Mississippi,
21 per cent; Arkansas, 19 per cent, (
and Oklahoma, 16.7 per cent. In
creases between and 15 per cent
' are reported
vada and North Dakota.
Gross receipts from rgistration fees,
; licenses, permits, etc., amounted to |
$257,779,149, which is nearly all to be
used for State high
way funds were allocated $179,531,469,
local road funds $48,387,873, and $20,-
886,822 is to be used for payments on
state and county road bonds.
Why Not r
Budapest, Hungary. Hot springs
are ‘going to provide heat for cityls
buildings. Next thing, perhaps, will
he the piping of some refrigeration
from the North pole in summer.
Boys Grow Better
New York —Boys here between tht
ages of nine and eighteen are far
better than youngsters were ten am'
twenty years ago, says a survey mad
Cor the Kiwanis club.
BONLEE WOMAN’S CLUB
j Activities of Past Few Months Re
. viewed—Mrs. M. B. Marrow
[ Bonlee, Oct. 10^—The last meeting
of the Woman’s club of Bonlee was
with Mrs, M. B. Murrow, on Wed
nesday afternoon, Sept. 29. In the
absence of the president, the meeting
was presided over by the, vice-presi
dent, Mrs. D. C. Phillips. Two _new
members were enrolled.
Several items of business were at
tended to. The Civic committee re
ported that they were planning for a
general mass meeting at the school
building soon, for the purpose of re
organizing the Parent-Teacher asso
ciation. It was decided that the so
cial committee should plan for a social
meeting at tin early date. A letter
was read from Miss Beulah McNemar,
t noted reader, asking that she might
present one of her programs. She
was here several years ago, and gave
a splendid program that was thor
oughly enjoyed by both old and young.
The committee was ordered to write
Miss McNemar and engage her for
bhe earliest possible date, stating*
which program the club wants her to
ase. It was decided that the Novem
ber program will be on the study of
After the business session, the meet
ing was thrown open for a general
discussion of the last book that was
read by the members. When this was
over, delicious refreshments were
served by the hostess.
A month ago the club met with
Mrs. J. L. Fields. There was much
sickness in the community and sev
eral members were visiting, there
fore there were only a few members
present. The regular program was
not carried out. After the meeting
adjourned the hostess served delicious
cream and cake and grape juice.
Mrs. P. H. Nance was one of the
club’s most faithful i ibers, and
the club wanted to show to its 1
appreciation of her work. The eve
ning before she moved away the club
entertained in her honor, at the home
of Mrs. J. W. Gilbert. The members
were met at the door by Mrs. Gil
bert ancT Mrs. C. C.. Brewer, presi
| dent. The tables were already in
I order for the game of pi-ogressive
hearts, and after each found her place
the game was entered into with much
merriment. The highest score was
made by Mrs. D. L. Dunlap, to whom
was given a-beautiful bar pin, which
she presented to the guest of honor.
Lovely cream and cake were served
by Misses Kathleen and Lillie Dale
The president presented to Mrs.
Nance a lovely box of Irish linen
handkerchiefs, as a token of the love
and esteem in which she is held by
each member of the club.
Won Awards at County Fair
The Pittsboro school as a whole
did not enter the competition at the
county fair last week, but Prof.
Waters entered the science depart
ment, and was fortunate enough to
win six first prizes and one second
prize. The following awards were
The department as a whole;
Best Hand Writing, Lester Farrell;
Best Collection of Chatham county
woods, Lloyd Nooe and Brooks Petty;
Animal Map of County, Julia
Collection of Chatham county
Leaves, Ruth Hackney;
Life and History of Moss, C. C.
Life and History of Pond Scum,
In addition to the foregoing, a num
ber of biological specimens were shown
in alcohol, also home made electric
Prof. Waters is evidently doing good
work in the science department of the
Miss Emma Johnson spent Sunday
at her home at Goldston.
Scotland Yard Tracing
Mystery of Fish Death
London. —Scotland Yard has been
called on to solve one of the strangest
mysteries in its varied career,, the sup
posed poisoning of 100,CKX) goldfish.
The tisli were received recently by
a local goldfish . wholesaler from
France, Italy, China and Jxpan.
Shortly afterward two strangers vls
! ited him and when they bad left he
! noticed the fish herded; together in
! the -corners of the tanks dying by the
scores. They emitted, he said, “a
ghastly whistling sound as. if they
were birds.” His Loss is estimated at
g Court Orders Driver S
§ to Gather Up Glass g
# Asbnry, Park, N. J. —George §
§ Hilligan, who admitted driving g
§ an automobile from which bot
§ ties were flung into Grasmere 5
§ avenue, Interlaken, was forced g
5 by Judge Harry Hayes to pick g
g up the broken glass. Hilligan g
was brought before Judge Hayes g
$ by Police Chief Harry Beatty, §
sj who compelled J. Russell Dra- v
g per to remove paper thrown g
S from his automobile a week ago g
g into the streets of Interlaken, g
5 Beatty declared he got the idea g
6 of making offenders remove g
g scattered rubbish from his fa- g
a ther, who was a policeman in
x Brooklyn, 37 years ago. g
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New Elam News
New Hill, Oct. 11, 1926.—Mr. Wil
liam Bland, who had the misfortune
of painfully injuring his foot some
time ago is now improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Garrett and children
and Mr. Roy Garrett of New York
were guests last week of Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Ellis.
Messrs. Eugene Johnson and Henry
Webster motored to Greensboro Wed
nesday on business.
It will be remembered Mr. W. A.
Drake’s mule ran away with him a
few weeks ago hurting his leg. He
has had a bad time with it and doesn't
seem to improve very fast. He is
confined to his room, but it is hoped
he will begin to improve.
We are sorry to note' that Mrs. S.
B. Tysinger is ill.
Something unusual through here
occurred Friday night when a colored
woman walked up to the home of Mr.
W. T. Mann and asked Miss Mandie
Mann if she could spent the night.
■ Os course, she was told at once she
could not. 43he was without shoes
j or hat, and a person dressed this way
! and coming at dark to a white man’s
house was mysterious. Saturday
1 morning she was seen coming from
he woods where she said she had sp. ..t
the night. When asked what ner
| name was, she told her fatheris name
| was Bowman, and that he was dead,
her name she failed to tell. It is
reported she has been seen roaming
about for several days. It is sup
posed she is insane, and has made her
escape from home or the state hos
Sam Jones, Clarence, Ralph and
Clyde Holt spent Saturday in Durham.
I Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Trotter and son
Lacy, Jr., motored to Elon College
Sunday to attend the funeral of Mr.
Trotter’s aunt. ,
His friends will be interested to
learn of the recent marriage of Mr.
Clyde Hatley, a former Chatham
, young man, but now of Lillington.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. D.
1 Hatley. He married Miss Lanier.
S. H. Hobbs, Ja, to Spci-i
Next Friday will be celebrated as
North Carolina Day by the Pittsboro
school. In addition to exercises by
some of the school children, Prof. S.
H. Hobbs, Jr., of the State University
will deliver an address. This will be
as 2:45 p. m.
Mr. Hobbs is one of the best in
formed men on North Carolina re
sources in the state. He is the writer
of a large part of the contents of the
University News Letter. His speech
should be worthwhile.
France, Belgium Share
Two Million U. S. Bequest
Mercer, Pa. —The terms of the will
of F. H. Buhl, Sharon steel manufac
turer, under which $2,000,000 was left
foq* the relief of destitute victims of
the war in northern France and Bel
gium, have been approved by County
Judge J. A. Laughry. The money is
to be divided equally between the two
j The money for France will be paid
in three installments, the first to be
made immediately, and as soon as ar
rangements have been completed with
the Belgian government the' money
for that country will be turned over^
Count de Sartiges, a counselor of ;
the French embassy at Washington,
will be the collector for France. Un
der the terms of the will it was neces
sary to form an association to dis
pense the relief funds, and Myron T.
Herrick, the American ambassador to
France, was made head of the organ
Coed Hiker Gives Tips
on Picking Up Rides
Columbus, Ohio. —Miss Alice Wil
son, sophomore, at the University of
California, offers the following rules
to girls for crossing the continent in
eight days-with an expense account
of almost zero. Alice has just made
“Don’t wear khaki drab, wear cream
linen knickers, and wear a blazer coat
that can be seen a long way off.
•‘Start down flie highway and turn
dbwn all rides that are offered —they
may get you into trouble.
“Pick a big expensive car and ask
for your ride.
“Traveling salesmen are the best.
They are in a hurry and are inter
“Stay at hotels at night that
should be your only expense.
“Baggage—one handkerchief and
It was Miss Wilson’s third trip
“auto-hiking” across the continent.
Alpine Village Hates
Short Skirts $lO Worth
Geneva, Switzerland. —The parish
council of the Alpine village of Blat
! ten, in the Loetshental valley, has is
sued a ukase regarding women’s dress,
! which should satisfy the most rabid
“The entire population, whether for
eigners, tourists or natives, when us
i j ing the roads and paths of the com
; 1 muiie, must be dressed in such a raan-
I ner as to comply with the dictates of
[ common decency.
f “Skirts and trousers must be of
[ sufficient length to cover at least the
\ “For the first offense the fine is $10;
l which will be doubled in the case of
\ a repetition.”
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Merry Oaks News.
Miss Thelma Auman who is teach
, ing Merry Oaks school spent the
week-end with her parents of West
Mr. Edward Kendrick, who is at
tending college at Chapel Hill, spent
the week-end with his parents of Mer
Mr. R. A. Mann and Mr. A. E.
Cotten are the good farmers who have
already had a corn shucking this
Miss Elva Gunter made a business
trip to Durham last Thursday.
A party given at the home of Mr.
N. T. Holt Saturday night was much
enjoyed, Miss Leona Holt being hos
Mr. Clyde Mitchell who has been
working at Star, N. C., is spending
a few days in and around Merry Oaks.
Mr. C.‘ H. Case and Mr. I. H. Wind
ham motored to Durham Sunday
Mr. Johnson filled his regular ap
pointment at Christmas Chapel Sun
» Mr. A. M. Cotten continues to im
prove since his return rem the hos
pital at Philadelphia.
GOATS CLIMB TREES '
IN HUNT FOR FOOD
Scarcity of Edible Material
Causes Strange Antics.
§an Diego, Calif.—Out in the Pa-,
cific on a nearly barren island goats
are learning to climb trees and swim
in the ocean for food. Necessity is
the teacher of this population of|
Guadalupe island, a volcanic bit of:
dry land sticking up out of the sea
240 miles southwest of San Diego.
For the goats are now eating them-,
selves out of house and home, accord
ing to Laurence' M. Huey, curator of<
birds and mammals in the natural his
tory museum # here. The goats, which i
overrun the island, are now having;*
to resort to tree climbing and ocean
diving for an existence.
Guadaiupe island, which has become
famous during recent years as the
only known habitat of the elephant
seal, formerly was used us a penal
colony by the Mexican government.
Today the only inhabitants are a
guard of Mexican soldiers to protect
the elephant seals, which have become
almost extinct, and myriads of goats.
Eat Bark From Trees.
These goats climb to the highest
pinnacle and thread- their dangerous
way up the face of the cliffs over
hanging the sea in search of a blade
of grass, or bit of herbage. During thei
dry season food is so scarce that the l
goats have resorted to eating the bark
from the cypress trees which crown
the island, and desiring the luscious
looking foliage they learned to climb,
the trees. But by constant gnawing!
away of the bark the trees are dying,
and the . goats have had to turn to i
the sea for their provender. They eati
the bits of seaweed that are cast up
on the beach and even venture into
watei- ivi m »re pretentious forays.
But the goats will be no more un
less they mend their ways very soon,
Huey says, for by destroying the cy
press forests they ffre destroying tlieir
only source of fresh water supply, and:
unless they learn to subsist upon the
hitherto unpalatable salt water they
will die of both thirst and hunger.
Nemesis of Other Life.
The goats, which were first intro
duced in the penal colony days to sup
ply food and milk for the colonists,
have proved the nemesis of 'other
forms of life on the island. Os the
ten forms of bird life and mammals
that are endemic to Guadalupe, the:
goats are responsible for the extinc-<
tioa of three. The towhee and wren;
were exterminated by the complete de
struction of the underbrush, while the:
carearas preyed upon the new-born kids'
and were destroyed by men who had
been granted the concession of ex
ploiting the goats for their hides and
tallow. - *
The adventui'es of the goats are noti
without peril, Huey said. Several’ car
casses of goats have been seen float-,
ing in the water beneath the pre
cipitous cliffs, an evidence that the
animals had fallen from the bluffs
overhanging the sea. But, as a rule,
he explained, the goats cling to the!
face of the precipices almost as te
naciously as a fly ascending a win
French School Trains
Girls to Help Husbands
‘ Paris. A high school girl in
France dreams of how she can help
her husband, says Mile. Caron, the
directress of the Fenelon school,
where 1.200 girls are educated, mostly
daughters of state officials and of fam
ilies of a good social position.
“Formerly teaching was the first
and only thing they thought of, now
they and tlieir parents are ready to
consider other careers,” Mile. Caron
They are encouraged to become
chemists and lawyers. As law clerks
they earn 12,000 to 13,000 francs a :
’ year (under $400) for five or six hours
a day work, with a month a year holi
j clays and three months when a baby*
j is born.
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