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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 24, 1912, Image 22',
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extend farther and protect the
lambs on Wall street; it wilt drain
some of the watered stocks, and
banish forever the mythical
mines of minerals, the orchards"
existing only upon paper, the.
lands which he in the middle of
swamps and the medicines en
dowed with miraculous curative
Already in Great Britain there
is a law called the Merchandise
Marks Act, applying to commodi
ties of all kinds requiring that no
false statements be made respect'
ing their origin and character.
An act of this kind comes near
answering all the conditions of
trade and with very slight modi
fications could be easily applied
to the conditions existing, in the
United States. .
The people of .this country have.
only to become aware of the pos
sibility of protection of this' kind
to insistently demand of their
legislatures its enactment.
JAILBIRDS RUN WHISKY
We sing of the Paris apach,
A cruel, unscrupulous guy; '
We chant of the burglar of
Adroit, perspicacious and spry,
We're in awe of Chicago's bold
But none of these crooks can
With the merry old jailbird of
Believe us, dear reader, HE'S
Sheriff Brandenburg of Iallas
TexasA was elected on a prohibi
tion platform. He abhors the
blushing goblet and he .spurns the
flowing bowl. But, nevertheless
he woke up the other morning to
Tearn that his model prisoners
were making booze in the county
iail- . 5 ' L
A prisoner gave the still away
when he was frightened by a
rumor tnat-?ncie oam was going
taraid the place.'
r The still has been working for
a year. The output has not been
large, but large enough to make
life less monotonous for the -prisoners.
The jail guards have won
dered at the appetite of the guests .
for corn cakes and Syrup "like
mother used to make." v
The prisoners have a gasoline
stove and a frying pan in the cor
ridor and have sent out daily for
corn'niea'l and sugary '
The cornmeal was put in a pail,
soaked in wdter-and allowed to
ferment 36 hours Then it was
boiled and a tube stglen froma
disinfector carried the moqnshine
to a bowl. The sugar was burned
and the whisky colored. It was
not allowed1 to age. ,
A 'lookout was "on thejob and
;when the jailer appearedne found
the boys frying hoe cakes.
" All this Sheriff Brandenburg
learned when he got to the jail
after running alf the way from
.He threw the stilf into the al
ley and announced that the pris
oners had ben making 'corn beer
ajrarmlss beverage made of corn
nTeal witer and sugar.