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&.: J ..; Pulaskl ..l00e00s BEIDLER BROS., Publishers. Ceil c. Bsidler -- -- manager aui E. Beidler --  -- Editor ubscriptionm$2.00 Year in Advance. Published Weekly at Mt. Pulaski, Lan Co',mty, Illinois Entered at the Postotlh'e at Mt. Pn laski, Illinols, as Second-Class mail matter. Lake Fork and Vmm]ty News Lake Fork, Ill., April 14--Mrs ! Clyde Febus and two children, and Mrs. Will Oglesby, were visitors in i Springfield Saturday. I Mr and Mrs. Harold V Laatsch! and Mrs. A. E. Baumgardt were in Cornland last Saturday and attend- ed the funeral of Mrs: James T. Ire- l.g. i The annual school election was l held last Saturday morning, April I 9th, at the Oakland school southeast! of town. Miss Mary McCoilough, oil Atlanta, was re-employed to teach the next school term. Mr. and Mrs Roy Moore Mrs L. L. Dennison and ]Irs Lewis Zelle motored to Lincoln last Saturday af- ternoon to see the latter's sister, who is in poor health Mrs. Elizabeth Masterson has pur- chased the property of the late Mrs. Hester Ann Phillips,, and will move as soon as she gets possession. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Robinson moved Thursday of last week to a : place about two miles south of Lake : Fork. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fuiten and Mrs. Laura Fuiten motored to Vil- llamsville vicinity Tuesday aud vis. Red Mr. and Mrs. Slaughter. William Koehlar delivered a truck load of livestock Tuesday to East St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Stults and two of Hartsburg, visited here Saturday and Sunday with his par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Stults. Lee Edwards and daughter, of Butternut, Wisconsin, made a short visit here Saturday with his uncle, John Edwards, and wife. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Zelle and two children, of Tolono, visited here Sat- urday night and Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Zelle. Harold Bryson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Bryson, Jr, celebrated his 14th birthday anniversary last Friday, April 8th, with a party in the evening. At 6:30 o'clock supper was served, consisting of chicken sandwiches, pickles, fruit salad, ice cream and cake. Many interesting games were enjoyed Thoe present were Darrell Neal. Walter and Mll- lard Phillips, Willis Moore, Paul Eu- Peterson, Harohl Koehlar, Lo- Willis Handlin, Dale Fuiten, Harvey Jr, Norman McAfee. Betty Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond and family, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Fulcher and daughter Juanita, : and Mervin Bryson. SEEKING TO SAFEGUARD THE SOYBEAN GROWERS Springfield, Ilk. April 14.--Seeking , to safeguard the interests of Illinois soybean growers, the Illinois Corn- : :merce Commission has taken steps to prevent an increase in freight : rates on shipments of tile beans with- in the state. This case, in the hands Interstate Commerce Commis. is considered important to Illl- as this s(ate produces more than of the nation's soybean n forget the Dinner to be sere. the basement of the Methodist g0thChUrch next Wednesday, ,m,H i INSURANCF OF AYL m A. F. LIPP Telephone No. rl'. PULAK -- IZ.Mom ILL4NOI8 CENTRAL RAILROAD TiME TABLE. Ollowtng is the time of trsl o two divisions of tim Illinois Cm. at ML Pulaski: SPRINGFIELD DIVI$|ON. Southbound. 505---To St. Louis, 7:15 a. m. Remember, No. 13. Michigan Boul I WEEKLY NEWS of mankind. The barrier, beginning aL Shanhalkwan on the Gulf of Chihlt, stretches in a snakelike source far in- to Mongolia. If transferred to a map of the Unit- ed States and its eastern end placed at Philadelphia, the wall and its spurs would penetrate the border of Pennsyl- vania, West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, MissourL Arkansas and Kansas According to astronomers, the wall is the only work of man's hand whith would be visible to the human eye from the moon. Some idea of the size of Its stupendous construction may be gained from the calculation that if the materials of wMch it was built were used to encircle the globe at the equa- tor, they would be sufficienL to form a barrier eight feet high and three feet thick. There are more brick and stone in the Great Wall than in all the build- Ing in the United Kingdom. IItstorians class this mighty rampart ns the "Eighth Wonder of the World"; and not the least wonderful part about it is that it l|a. survived all the others save one, the Great Pyramid of Kufu at Gizeh. The Great Wall of China differed from other famous wonders of the world in that It served a utilitarian purpose, whereas most of the others were all "preposterous edifices of ex- aggerated hugeness, of dazzling and ruinous luxury." It had a mighty pur- pose, serving as a barrier to keep the barbarians of the North from overrun- ning China, whose fertile plains Invit- ed them. The idea was not ridiculous In aa era when bows and arrows and twisted pil,:,,s were tile weapons of invaders. Thee earth and stone were real deter- rents (for artillery was unknown) against armies that were simply eav- adry hordes. Was Completed in 204 B. C. Walls dividing rival femlal kingdoms or protecting them from foreign en- emies are mentioned in the Ohinese chronicles as early as the Fifth cen- tury before Christ, and It Is probable that porthms of these previously built walls, of which vague vestiges are still traceable in some parts of Chihli and Shantung provinces, w.ere utilized by Chin Shih lluang Tl (contemporary of Hannibal), who extended and linked them together wl|en he built his "Long Rampart," stretching from Shanhaik- wan, on the sea coasL to Mlnchow, In distant Kansu, In order to protect him- self and his empire from the Huns, whom he so long unsuccessfully tried to overcome in the field. Begun in 219 B. (2., the harrier was completed In 204 B. C. Thus It was fifteen yea In building, seven of which were after the mighty emperor's death. To blm alone, however, Is due the conception of a work probably un- equaled in any land or by any people for the amount of human labor be- stowed upon it. Three hundred thou- sand troop& besides prisoners of war and all the criminals in the land. in- cluding many dishonest officlals, were Impressed for the work, How these unskilled laborers accom- plished their task with the primitive means at their disposal, how they over- came the physical dimcultles tmposed on them by the steep slopes of the high mountain ranges, remains a mar- vel to tMs day. As for the covt of the wall, no figures have been preserved. A weaker man might well have hesitated to plan an undertaking which, though popular In the main as a defensive measure, en- tailed great suffering on the people. 'Ill. fill Why.Not buy a Set? 00ii'iiii0000ii00iii 29x4.40-21 sold,ers re,'enth h ,s taken i,l ce t a h,m Ch,n 8hlh Huang Ti ,,as the $3.95 $3.83 is one of the grealest engineering feats classical type of a Chinese military i leader. Yet he was not a great soldier him- self, but simply a great fisher of men, to whose genitls in choosing able lieu- tenants was due the first standing 1 army in China. an army of several l hundred thousand men, which he I raised, equipped and maintained in a peace-loving country to defend his t Great Wall. Wonderful stories and legends, of course, still find their place In the minds of men about Chin Shih Huang Ti and the Great Wall. The prettiest is, perhaps, the story of how his magic white horse was supposed to have marked out the line of the harrier. The animal was allowed to wander freely, and wherever it went the bulid- ers followed, up hill and down dale, where no horse but a "magic horse" could find a foothold. "At one point." so runs the legend, "the workmen could not keep up with the creature, so they called a halt to drink their tea. "Meanwhile a dry fog (probably one of the blinding dust sorms common in those latit'udes) blew up, until they could neltier see the horse nor its footprints; but after tea they cntln- 1 ued in the same line for ten miles. "Not seeing the horse yet, they be- came suspicious and sent one of their number up a hill to look out. He spied the animal far away to the southwest, I heading In quite a different direction. So the workmen abandoned the last stretch, returned to their camp, and! I bnilt a new wall of forty lI (the Chi- nese li Is rouzhly a third of an Eng- , lish mile), which still remains to prove this story." Legend Accounts for Fast Work. Another legend describes how "a compassionate God in heaven looking  down and moved to pity by the uffer- Ings of the builders, many of whom had been killed and entombed In the wail because they could not get their work done fast enough, presented each toiler with a ma'ic thread, bidding him tie It around his wrist. *'This gave the workmen abnormal strength and they were aMe to satisfy the king. 29x4.50-20 30x4.50-21 28x4.75-19 29x5.00-I9 31x5.25-21 29x5.50-19 FRIDAY, APRIL 15. 1932 Each Each in Pairs Lifetime Guaranteed GOODYEAR PATHFINDER Fall Price of Each in Overrd Each Pairs 29x4.40-21 $4.79 $4.65 5.19 5.27 6.16 6.45 7.91 8.23 -AL W New 1932 Lifetime Guaranteed GOODYEAR SPEEDWAY A. D., that the Tungustc Wei and Tsl dynasties, who ruled over North China from  to 577 A. D.. spoke of build- ing. not of rebuilding, the Great Wall When the Chinese dynasty of the Mlngs (1368 to 1(]44 A. D.) ousted the descendants of Cnghis Khan from the Dragon throne, the Great Wall again assumed much importance Dur- ing the 276 years that they ruled the country they had to defend their em- pire against the northern Barbarians. The wall was therefore vital to their safety, and Chinese historians of that era describe in great detail how they repaired it along its entire 29x4.40-21 29x4.50-2 !30x4.50-21 !28x4.75-19 29x4.75-20 29x5.00-19 1;5.39 30x5.00-20 5-45 31x5.00-21 5.72 31x5.25-21 6.63i 30x3 3.571 TRADE IN old tires for the New 1932 Goodyear #d!. Weathers at lowest coat ever know FRED HOLMES, Dealer SOUTH SIDE SQUARE M. PULASKi, ILLINOIS BIG JEW ELRY 00kUCTION "When. to his amazement, the king saw how fast and how well his people worked he Inq.lred the ca.se .nd Silverware, Pewter, Lad;es" and Gents' Solid Gold R/n found out about the magic threads. Then he seized them all and made a lash for his magic whip, which there. Bracelets, Necklaces and everything in the Jewelry line after was able to work miracle& re- movlng mounta,ns at the pleasure or'go at a fraction of their real value. Valuable prizes the sovereign and causing the yellow river to stand sti,, for the pass,ge of away daily. Two sales each day. at 2 p. m. and 7 p. m. hls wall." t00spitetbetimeand laberexOended'eommenced Thursday, April 14th, and will continue until upon It, Chin Shih Huang Ti's mud J barrier, with the watchtowers where he qnarter his garrison, soon crum. portion O stock is sold Med away. There was apparently so little left of it by the Sixth century, ..-----. At Charter s, Lincoln, [llmoxs i__ IMMENS= ST()CK SACRIFICED !We are not going of buslness, but must reduce our stock 00meet presen00 conditions. . Watches, Diamonds, ANNOUNCE APPLE TREES BABY CHICKS NEED LIGHT j WILL SOON BE BLOOMING ALL NIGHT, IT IS Springfield. IlL. April 14.--The Chicago, I!1. April marketing division of the State De- thorities advocate that baby partment of Agriculture has an-be provided with light all E',ntertainment By the Walther nounced that the apple trees of Cal-i claiming that the light League! (00om .pup oooo0000 .o0 o, Western llllnoislcrowding; gives the chicks the ,,e in general, will be in bloom shortly !portunity to drink more water; after the middle of April. providinglmakes it unnecessary for them i that the weather is favorable. A ipass the night with only the The Senior ralther League of the tour of the apple belt at about that!they have been able to pack Zion Ev Lutheran church will give time is highly recommended to all their crops late in the evening, an entertainment on the evenings oft who enjoy the beautiful in nature l fore dark. VCednesday. April 27th, and Friday,  " --c-- __ A rather dull light, such as is April 29th. The outstanding feature! "Do you take this man for better vided by a 5 or 10 watt electric 'or worse?" solemnly asked the par- is recommended, as the intentiou i son of the grass widow who had not to keep the chicks active dragged No. 2 up to the altar, night, but only to make it ' F " or better I'm hoping," she gig- for them to drink and find their gled, "he couldn't be worse." length, from Shanhalkwan to Chlak. wan fortress, on the frontier between {of the evenings' entertainment will Kansu province and SIn-Kiang (east-be a three-act play, "Plain People," ern Turkestan), adding new loops to by G. L. W'ind. For a good, clean play, packed with laughs from be- strengthen It, from 1470 to 1592 A. D. ginning to end. a better one could yard train, is only a flag stp, You can purchase tickets for Springfield. Litehfield or St. Louis for this train, Iut if you want to go try and phene ',he agent about one hour ahead c the time the train Is due. Northbound. 51g---SL Louis to Clinton, 1: 88 L m. I4--To Clca4go, 11-55 a. m. No. 14 Is only a flag sto, so pl noflty the ageat a coaple of kOmll ahead af Ume ff you wut to o tlis train. iNDiANA IDI VrSIOl etdttboue. $33--Jr0 Mattoo. 7:16 1 m. 2-.To Pera, 9:r5 a. m, But Chin Shlh Huang TI was one of the strongest and most ,remarkable characters in Chinese history, or, in any hlstory--a powerfltl and romantic figure, who left behind him an exam- ple of personal activity unequaled among Oriental sovereigns. Chin Shih Huang Ti wa furthermore, the auto- crat who united China by subjugating a group of warring states from 246 to 210 B. C. He Made the Emperor Supreme, He established two prlnciple of gov- ernment destined to endure ha his na- tive land for thousands of years--the supremacy of an emperor and the non* employment of officials in their native t'Ol. The lmiwelo&e made on -lawin n .s rreat aa/l'tsting. It was, In fact, under the Mlngs that the defenses of the Great Wall were most fully developed, with more than 20000 towers, which were practically a chain of small fortresses, and over 10,000 signal beacons. Almost every reign saw new de- fense works erected. Sometimes. as under Cheng Tung (1435 to 14, A. I).). these were ineffective, since his successor, the unlucky Chlng Tai (145 to 1457 A. D.). suffered an Invasion of his provinces. Under Cheng Hna (145 to 14S8 A. D.) a general report- ed that to guard 300 mlies he had 2.5 camp but each contained only fre|n 100 to '2a0 men. aml thal one man ld not guard )0 yards of frontier rdght and day." hardly be found. The entertainment will be given in the basement of the church. O 4AN'S HEART STOPPED BY BAD STOMACH GAS W. L. Adams bloated so with gas tfter meals that his heart missed beats Adlerika brought out all gas and now he eats anything and feels fine---Connolley Drug Co. Mt. Pules. kt, Illinois.--adv. O Betty, who shares her father's en- thusiasm for motoring, was listening to her nurse relating a Bible story. "And Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt." rhe child nodded wisely. "I guess he hadn't been driving very long." Read Mr. Pulaski Theatre program. mmm Phon00: 0 Attend the Dinner at the M. church, VCednesday, April 20th. GOFF FUNERAI, HOME Prompt Ambulazce Service Wilbert H. Schahl, Ass/stant. Mt. Pulaski Lineola