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The ° Indianapolis Times
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“Give Light and the People Will Find Their Own Way” —Dante
Is Silence the Answer?
When the Republican members of thejast Legis
lature voted to make silence and suppression a part?
policy they had, of course, the excuse that the spe
cial prosecutors before the Marion County grand
jury had said that no evidence against any State
officials had been found.
They had that as a defense against criticism of
their’ votes to defeat, as a party measure, the reso
lution to investigate Stephensonism.
Those who had been in the previous session might
have smiled to themselves. But they did have an
Now it would seem that they would take some
steps to correct their record and rescue their party
from the position in which they placed it.
Certainly the Legislature has a duty that begins
where that of the grand jury ends.
The criminal laws are abrogated by the statute of
limitations. It is possible for crimes to become mere
Interesting and embarrassing incidents by the mere
passing of time.
But the statute of limitations has never rim in
the court of public opinion and never has it run
against the demands of Americanism for clean gov
It must be something of a disappointment to the
members of the Legislature that Governor Ed Jackson
seems to require, or so he is quoted, more details of
the statement printed in The Times that on Dec. 8,
1923, he carried to the office of Warren T. McCray,
then Governor, an offer of SIO,OOO for attorneys’ fees
and a promise of immunity in Marion County in re
turn for the naming of a prosecuting attorney chosen
by George C. Coffin.
If The Times knew exactly what details the Gov
ernor requires it would attempt to secure them for
So far the Governor seems to be the only citizen
Os the State who insists upon further details or facts.
The Times had believed that the story contained
enough of detail to demand at least a prompt denial
and in that thought asked the Governor about the
matter before a single line was printed.
Certainly the Legislature has hardly the‘excuse
that it would require more details on any of the
statements and stories which have emanated from
official quarters since the finding of the Stephenson
black boxes. '
The' Republican members whose votes were de
livered in a party caucus must surely be interested
For the people know and must know not only the
contents of any document which may prove crime,
if any such there be, but everything which came
frcm the hidden documents of the former dragon
and political dictator.-
it is unthinkable that the entire Republican mem
bership of the Legislature is ready to let their rec
ord in this matter stand as finals^
There can be no greater emergency in this State
than the redemption of the good name of Indiana.
The Legislature can do that very thing if it de
cides, either with or without the consent of Governor
Jackson to assemble for that purpose.
It should meet at once and ask the special prose
cutors for the correspondence, the canceled checks,
the documents found by them in Stephenson’s black
box which may refer to matters beyond their juris
diction because of the passing of time.
For The Times is quite ready to assure these
members and any who may be interested in protect
ing the name of the party of Lincoln from the dis
grace placed upon it by those who stole its livery,
that the memory of the citizens has no limitations by
There has been too much silence, too much eva
sion, too much suppression.
It may be a distasteful, perhaps embarrassing, job.
But the time has come to clean up this State and
set it right before the world.
Secretary Hoover Reports . . .
President Coolidge smiled not a bit as he wel
comed Commerce Secretary Hoover to the hills.
Nor is there, perhaps, any unusual elation in the
hills now that the visit is over.
Oh, yes, the secretary was careful enough to ob
serve all the political proprieties, It was unneces
sary to call a special session of Congress for Missis
sippi River flood relief. The calling of Congress was
no business of his. •
And if the secretary were being boomed, through
the South he had saved, as the next Republican can
didate for President, he was ever so willing and
anxious to betray no knowledge of that awkward turn
of things. He arrived in the hills not as a saviour but
as a servant.
Did ever a good man Friday, however, make his
master seem less heroic?
Out in the lake, as the secretary reported concern
ing the “greatest peace-time calamity in the history
of our country,” out in the lake the fish were flash
ing in the sunlight, and back somewhere in a closet,
hopeful against moths, a two-gallon hat and pair of
chaps were collecting an ignominious dust they
hardly deserved.
“The financial situation is that with economy we
can complete all the programs—seed, food, furniture,
animals, house construction and sanitation.”
Economy! Perhaps in the richest nation of the
world there should be more than a mere $3,000,000
with which to care for 700,000 desolate citizens
through the autumn of the year. But of this the
considerate secretary said nothing. He would do
what he could do.
‘The greatest of all measures needed is prompt
and effective flood control and quick legislation, for
that will restore confidence and there will come a
recovery in values and business.”
Quick legislation! Perhaps in the greatest de
mocracy of time there should have been legislation
ere now. But of this the considerate secretary said
nothing. If State Legislatures were unable to raise
sufficient money to close the broken levees, if local
communities were unable to restore 3,500,000 acres of
ruined crops and at the same time meet the burden
of taxes on levee bonds falling due—well, at least there
was $3,000,000 in voluntary subscriptions and the sec
retary would do whafhe could do.
Out in the lake the fish were flashing in the sun
light, but Good Man Friday must be on his way to
a lake of a different kind, one that .only three months
ago was sweeping over some 15,000 square miles of
verdant land. He would make anew tour of the
South in September and again in October. He would
do what he could do. And when Congress convened
in its regular session it, too, would do what it could
do. There would be Immediate relief, then.
“No politics or partisan has ever stood in the way
of prompt action by Congress in oase of a pressing
American need.”
‘ f
Tardieu’s Blunt Warning to America
Some people believe that rabbits lay Easter eggs.
Others believe the allies will pay their war debts to
the United States.
The chief difference between these two categories
of people is that the former are usually children of
very tender years, while the latter include a lot of
adults, even high officials in Washington.
“No French government will ever take the re
sponsibility of binding France for sixty-two years of
payments,” says Andre Tardieu, one of the leading
members of Premier Poincare’s cabinet and war-time
French high commission to the United States.
“The debt agreement is dead.’’
Andre Tardieu is the Herbert Hoover of the pres
ent French cabinet. He is not given to visionary
vaporings. He has a head for facts and figures. He
is nationalistic, butT conservative and businesslike.
So when he says France Is not going to pay the
United States as per the Mellon-Berenger pact, you
can believe him. You may not like what he says
about the debt, but you can take his word on it.
But Tardieu does not stop there. He goes right
ahead and tells us in the nation’s business exactly
what he, in particular, and Europe, in general,
think of us.
We are too cocky. We are too sanctimonious.
We are too preachy. We are woefully ignorant of
foreign yet we can’t resist telling them
exactly what they ought to do and not to do, giving
them advice that won’t fit. And he razzes us for
staying out of the war so long and for the little he
considers that we did after we got in.
Up the sapling and down the pine with a sharp
stick he pursues us to his heart’s content, and then,
with his remaining strength, he concludes with
this jab:
“Once the idol of France, the United States today
is without worshippers. Financial power is the only
means of influence America has left.’’
All of which reminds us of what happened in
war-tima. First France, Britain and the other allies
would flatter us and try to cajole us into coming into
the war on their side; then, reversing the treatment,
they would attempt to abuse and shame us into the
Today and tomorrow—make up your minds to it
the same nations, with the same stupendous propa
ganda agencies behind them, will be found doing the
same thing—first flattering, then abusing us, in a
mighty campaign to force us to scale down or cancel
the debts growing out of that war.
In the end—and mark this down somewhere—they
will succeed.
Kings and Jampots
“Mommie, I’m hungry. I wanna go home.”
It wasn’t your 6-year-old boy, with tear-stained'
face and misty, sleepy eyes, who uttered that childish
cry for food.
It was his royal majesty, King Michael the first,
of Rumania.
He had just beer, made monarch amidst all the
rich ceremonial of a Graustarkian romance. Before
him stood the members of the national assembly,
while nobles, generals, church dignitaries and po
litical barons crowded around him.
Beyond the great doors of the grim structure stood
a hundred thousand subjects, shouting “the king is
dead” and “long live the king.” One hundred guns
roared a mightly obligato as his troops came to at
The boy king, stiffened by his mother's reminder
that he was “the son of kings,” tried hard to play
his royal role. He clicked his heels and bent his elbow
in salute E. The assemblage cheered the wistful figure
in white sailor suit, black slippers and flowing tie—
their king. And then—
“Mommie, I’m hungry. I wanna go home.”
His head hidden in his mother’s lap, kingliness
vanished as the boy Michael, flaxen-haired and only
6, longed for his scooter, his tinker toys and his wagon.
All the pomp and mediaeval monarchy faded for
him—and the jewelled crown that will some day adorn
his head he would have swapped for a piece of bread
and jam.
A Human skull with horns has been unearthed
in Oregon. The old West apparently was a bit wilder
than we thought.
Dead fish in New Jersey betrayed a moonshiner’s
rendezvous. It is a habit of a fish that, while alive,
he seldom tells.
President Coolidge could make the country bone
dry In thirty days if he wanted to, according to an
Eastern reformer. Guess he doesn’t care to.
A style expert is a person who gets women to
pay more for fewer clothes.
Law and Justice
By Dexter M. Keezer
A man, injured in a railroad accident, hired a
lawyer to represent him in making a claim against
the company. He agreed that if he should settle with
the railroad without the lawyer’s consent, the lawyer
would be entitled to share equally with him in the
amount recovered. The man settled directly with
the railroad company tor S3OO and the lawyer sued
for his fee in accordance with the Agreement with
his client. In opposing payment of this fee it was
contended that such a contract was contrary to public
policy and consequently void because it deprived the
client of control of his own case by imposing a
penalty in case he settled directly with the company
without consulting his lawyer. The lawyer argued
that the contract was legitimate and valid means of
providing assurance that he would receive payment
for his services.
The actual decision: The Court of Appeals of New
York held that the contract was valid, and ordered
payment in accordance with its terms. The court
said that in case of settlement for a very large sum
such a contract might be unreasonable, but not in
the of settlement for only S3OO.
M. E.
These Governors’ Confer
'emcee Are Most Conven
ient Institutions for a
Chief Executive Who
Wants to Be Absent
From His Office, as Well
as for One Who Wishes
to Broadcast a Message.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 28.
The eyes of America are on this
State because clean government
has become an issue from coast to
Average people are not thinking
about this issue in terms of law, but
in terms of common honesty and
common sense.
They realize that public officers
can evade the law and still be un
With all our legislating and reg
ulating, we have not created a sys
tem which is proof against cowards,
parasites and hypocrites.
Court of Public Opinion
Out in Seattle the other night a
girl fell into the water from the deck
of a yacht and died while three
strong men stood idly by.
The coroner’s jury says there Is
no evidence on which they can be
made answerable under the law.
At the same time, it brands them
as cowards.
Though no jury may pass on their
case, the public will.
This is just another illustration of
how impossible it is to measure the
human soul by statute and of how
many a contemptible act would go
unpunished were it not for the tri
bunal of public opinion.
Jackson Dodges Issue
The grand jury goes through a
mass of evidence to see whether it
justifies indictments.
This is perfectly proper. If legal
crimes have been committed, the
law should be swift to prosecute and
punish. Whether they have been
committed or not, however, the pub
lic has a right to know the facts.
Offenses beyond the Jury box are
not necessarily beyond the ballot
box. That is one reason, and not
the least important reason, why we
have the ballot box.
No matter what the grand jury
finds, or fails to find, Governor
Jackson of Indiana has been charged
with offering former Governor Mc-
Cray SIO,OOO and immunity from
conviction if he would allow a po
litical boss to name the prosecutor
of Marion County.
What does the Governor need in
addition to all that has been said to
make a simple “yes or no” answer?
Convenient Confab?
Governor Jackson Is at Mackinac
foregathering with several other
Doubtless, he is being edified and
uplifted, and certainly he ’is being
spared the annoyance of routine
work and bothersome queries at
These Governors’ conferences are
most convenient institutions for a
chief executive * who wants to be
absent from h<s office, as well as
for one who wants to broadcast a
Governor Ritchie’s Idea
Whatever may have inspired Gov
ernor Jackson to attend this con
ference, there is little doubt with
regard to what inspired Governor
Governor Ritchie is consumed
with a thought, if not a desire.
Alarmed at the centralization of
government, he has a remedy for
stopping it.
His remedy, like 99 per cent of all
remedies advocated in these days,
Is nothing more or less than a
He wants the Governors to or
ganize, form a club, with or Vith
out by-laws, and inject themselves
into public' life as a sort of third
house. \
Governors are elected, of course,
to administer the affairs of their
respective States, but Ritchie of
Maryland has the idea that they
could serve their States much bet
ter by forming a lobby to prevent
the Federal Government from en
croaching further on State rights.
How About Mr, Public
State rights serve a very useful
purpose, and I am not one to be
little them, but the rights that in
terest me most just now, and that
probably interest the vast majority
of people are personal.
If we need a movement to protect
anybody’s rights, old John Public
deserves first consideration.
He is the boy at the end of the
line who has to catch and hold
everybody’s buck because he cannot
pass on it.
He is the ultimate victim of all
the regulating and centralizing,
whether by Congress or the city
Do Something Alone
The time haas come for citizens
to think and talk more about their
own interest.
Whether we are afflicted with class
consciousness in this country, we are
certainly afflicted with mass con
sciousness, and that is at the bottom
of most of our troubles.
The club, clique and community
idea has run away with us.
We have lost the art of doing
things by and for ourselves.
It has come to a point where the
average person does not dare to
say his soul is his own unless he can
alibi himself with some kind of an
organization, whether he believes in
it or knows anything about it, for
the sake of expressing himself.
That was at the bottom of the
Klan movement and every other fool
movement that has been started in
this country during the last twenty
five years, and it goes far toward
explaining the silly regulations that
have been enacted and the rotten
politics that have come about In

Artist Who Started in Poverty Years Ago Is Now
Honored by Having His Etchings Exhibited Here
Among the landscape prints in
Gallery II at the John Herron Art
Institute are two color etchings by
Francois Raffaelli.
Raffaelli is known chiefly as a
painter, but he is also an able
etcher, and was one of the first to
develop the color print. He was
born in Paris in 1850 and first ex
hibited his paintings in 1870.
Pressed by poverty during his
childhood and youth, and from the
time he was a little boy helping
with the family support, he gained
his art education by working nights
and over hours. After difficult
years of study in Paris, he began to
sell his art products and the finan
cial strain lessened.
He painted in Italy for a time,
but returning to his native city, he
began to portray the Paris that he
had known as a child—the side
streets and back alleyways, and
certain dreary suburbs, and the
poor people who’led hard lives amid
dingy surroundings. Poverty, suffer
ing, squalor, melancholy landscapes,
dank snow and numbing cold, these
were the subjects that absorbed
his interest.
Later in life he made a pro
tracted stay in England which ma
terially affected his point of view,
turning his thoughts toward more
genial subjects. But he has always
shown a preference for depicting
the humbler side of life. He is fa
mous for his paintings of flat, bleak
landscapes and of poor fishermen
and street vendors and market wom
en. It has been said of him that
“he Is the Millet of Paris.”
He has dealt with the poor, but
not with morbid concentration on
their misery. Even from the first
he handled scenes of squalor with
a light touch. He poured sunshine
over the dull quarters of Paris and
chose to immortalize moments of
unexpected gayety or beauty in the
lives of the pathetic creatures who
peopled the alleys and dumps.
Raffaelli has always shown great
confidence in his own power, and
has come to be known as a master
of characterization. His color etch-
in the present exhibition are
keen In their delineation of the
character of places.
“Farmyard” shows an unproduc
tive hillside sloping off into a waste
of sand or mud. A frowsy, bent
woman with a sack, a poor old
horse, a pig and some chickens ani
mate the scene. A -tumbledown
fence, a broom and ash cans com
plete the desolation that after all
fails of being desolation, and in
stead wears beneath the hand of
the master almost an air of spright
In “Notre Dame,” the Paris bou
levard holds the main interest; the
cathedral is in the background.
A group of strollers, tradesmen,
vendora and horse-drawn vehicles,
typical of the Paris of thirty years
ago, is moving in the street, birds
whirl above the towers of Notre
Dame, and against the green-blue
sky flutter feathery trees, painted
as only Raffaelli paints a tree.
There is a delicacy about the etch
ing, a grace, an illusion of bright,
clear air that give it an unusual
Billy Purl, who has often been
called the merriest of rotund
comedians, has originated a musical
comedy novelty that deals with his
conception of the hereafter and
presents it at the Palace theater
the last half of this week.
In “Hereafter” Billy, derby hatted,
steps into Hades puffing a fat cigar
and finds much. to interest him.
Mephistopheles appears and intro
duces his five devilets in a series of
unusual songs and dances.
The C. R. 4 is a quartet of male
songsters who give comedy numbers.
They also present some- original
dances. Herbert Clifton, who has
been a feature with Ziegfeld Follies,
gives "His Travesties of the Weaker
Sex.” He portrays several types of
Veronica and Hurl-Falls are ath
letes who have some comedy and
knock about tumbling. Mis! Nellie
Veronica is said to be the ideal
American type of athlete. She is
Paving the Way
also a singer. The entire act “A Per
fect Day at the Seashore” is staged
before a setting of Garden Pier, the
beach and boardwalk of Atlantic
City. One more act is on the bill.
Priscilla Dean has the role of the
society crook in the film “Birds of
Prey.” Hugh Allan and Gustav von
Seyffertitz are in the supporting
cast. Pathe News, a compdy, and
topics of the day are the short reels.
“From out of Russia will come the
new music that will supplant syn
copation just as syncopation has
supplanted jazz.” This is the pre
diction of Vincent Lopez.
“The music which friends have
brought me ’rom Russia has a free
dom that is more advanced than the
music which I am playing today,”
he says.
“Simplicity is the keynote of all
(Anderson Herald)
The art of ruling is being studied by executives
of a score of States who have gathered on the pleas
ant vacation spot of Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Governor Jackson is now among those
Governor- present.
, • T • Evidently the art of government, as
snip iiam- a p p n e( j to states, is adequately mas
ing Needed tered by the modern day Foosier
brand of Governors. So much so, that
one has graduated into a Federal penitentiary and
another, the present incumbent, is constantly involved
with charges that can be traced to another prison
cell, that occupied by D. C. Stephenson, deposed
Klan leader.
The latest charge against Governor Jackson, as
revealed in a copyrighted story in The Indianapolis
Times, asserts that Jackson, while secretary of State,
offered to furnish SIO,OOO as attorney fees to defend
Governor McCray, with assurance that McCray would
be acquitted, if the Governor would name James P.
McDonald prosecutor instead of William H. Remy.
This was part cf an alleged plan to make Jackson
Governor and George V. Coffin a power in State
Governor McCray is reported to have replied to
this amazing offer: “I have lost my money. I ma”
lose my office. But I still carry with me a sense
of self-respect that I could not have if I made such
a bargain.”
That is courage. It shows that McCray possessed
certain admirable traits, along with his weakness
and deception in matters affecting other people
money. And, if true, it shows a rather strange con
ception of public morality and intended interference
with court procedure by the person who now is
called Governor.
Mr. Jackson should explain this alleged bargain
ing. He has, no doubt, a story to match this accusa
tion, Just as he did when confronted with a canceled
$2,500 check from Stephenson. That was to pay for
a saddle horse which Jackson “sold” to the Klan
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signed requests cannot be answered. All
letter* are confidential.—Editor.
What proportion of families in
the United States own autos?
The percentage owning one rpotor
is 55.7 per cent, and 10 per cent of
all families own more than one.
Who bought the first auto that
was sold commercially in the United
Robert Allison, a mechanical en
gineer of Port Carbon, Pa. It was
a Winton and was bought on April
1, 1898. He paid SI,OOO for it and
Alexander Winton, the manufac
turer, taught him to drive.
When is a batter out for bunting
on his last strike?
An attempt to bunt on the third
strike which results in a foul ball,
is out. The batter is not out if he
makes a fair bunt on his third
What is the value of the United
States Capitol building and
About twenty-six million dollars.
How many members has the
American Federation of Labor?
Membership of the American
Federation of Labor for 1926 was
this music, just as it is of all the
latest American successes. The har
mony is the easiest, with no frills or
effects, but sheer beauty, and a fore
runner, I think, of the new Russian
idea which will give more and more
people, in every walk of life, an op
portunity to appreciate music and
interpret it on their favorite in
Lopez and his orchestra will be at
Parker's Cinderella at Riverside for
a concert and dance next Sunday
Other theaters today offer:
“Dance Magic” at the Indiana;
“Firemen, Save My Child,” at the
Apollo; “Ten Modern Command
ments” at the Ohio; “Framed” at
the Circle; new show at the Isis;
Brown-Bowers Revue at the Lyric;
"Love 'Em and Leave ’Em,” at
English’s and “The Gorilla,” at
What Other Editors Think
Questions and Answers
2,803,966, a slight decline from the
previous year, when the figure stood
at 2,878,297. In addition to the
membership reported In 1926, Sec-
Brain Teasers
Today’s ten questions are based
on recent news events. If you keep
up on your newspaper reading, you
should answer them easily. Correct
answers are on page 16.
1. What aviation event was re
cently won by Eddie Stinson?
2. The Geneva naval parley held
“plenary” sessions. What does the
word plenary mean?
3. What two. members of the
Coolidge cabinet have the same
family name?
4. What national sporting event
will soon be held at Forest Hills,
N. Y.
5. What statesman is known as
“The Tiger of France?”
6. What is the horse Peter Man
ning’s new world record for the mile
7. Who is Kelvin Christopher
8. Who is Joseph Paul Cukoschay?
9. From what position dla Byron
Bancroft Johnson recently resign?
10. How did Lena Wilson figure
prominently In recent news?
11. How many golf courses are
there in Indianapolis and how many
are municipally owned?
12. How many persons use public
golf courses of Indianapolis each
Wiy the
At well equipped meteorological
stations the force of the wind is
measured with instruments, called
anemometers, which show the speed
of air movement in miles per hour
or meters per second. A great num
ber of weather observers throughout
the world, who have no such instru
ments at their disposal, estimate the
force of the wind from its observed
effects, and recorded it on a scale of
thirteen points, ranging from 0,
calm, to 12, a hurricane. This scale
was devised by Captain, afterward
Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort, in
1805, for use in the British Navy.
In its original form the Beaufort
scale defined the different degrees
of force by indicating the speed a
sailing ship would make, or the
amount of sail she could safely
carry. The specifications have since
been revised to adapt them to the
rig of modern vessels, and the scale
is used by sailors of all nationalities,
ome years ago the British Meteor
ological office drew up a set of speci
fications to adapt the scale for use
on land. These have recently been
adopted by the United States
weaher bureau. They run as fol
0. Calm; smoke rises vertically.
1. Direction of wind shown bv
smoke drift but not by wind vane®
2. Wind felt on face; leaves rus*
tie; ordinary vane moved by wind.
3. Leaves and small twigs in con
stant motion; wind extends light
4. Raises dust and loose paper;
small branches are moved.
5. Small trees in leaf begin to
sway; wavelets form on inland
6. Large branches in motion;
whistling heard in telegraph wires;
umbrellas used with difficulty.
7. Whole trees In motion; incon
venience felt when walking against
8. Breaks twigs of trees; general
ly impedes progress.
9. Slight structural damage oc
curs (chimney pots and sla.es re
10. Seldom experienced inland,
trees uprooted; considerable struc
tural damage.
11. Very rarely experienced; ac
companied by widespread damage.
No description is provided for No.
12, which is the full force of a hur
(All rights reserved by Science Service, Inc.)
Do You Know —
That through the free em
ployment bureau at Flanner
House, a Community Fund
agency, 4,717 placements of
colored women and girls were
made with employers needing
help, a double service to the
chieftain. Come. Governor, let’s now have the mate
to the saddle horse story.
These explanations may go down In the story
books for children: “Anecdotes in the Life of an In
diana Governor.” We wonder if they would furnish
the kind of reading and stimulus necessary to pro
duce ,v strong strain of character in the young? So
that boys would rever the governorship and aspire to
it as a place that can be held only by a man of astute
honor and impeccable character.
Boys begin to read newspapers today before the
age of 8 and to ask questions. One boy, not 7, yes
terday asked: “What's this Black Box? What is
in it?” He may have thought it had a toy saddle
horse in it, or some other fanciful thing that would
appeal to his Imagination. But the Important thing
was, a child of 7 had of his own initiative learned
there was a mysterious black box, somehow Involving
the Governor of the State of Indiana.
Surely it is high time that Hoosiers bfgln to think
more of the governorship and the qualities essential
in a man who is to hold that high office. If necessary,
a subscription might be taken up to send a few pros
pective candidates for the governorship to the Mack
inac Island assemblage to find out the responsibilities
of that position and the real opportunities that exist
therein to serve the people. It should not be difficult
to find one or two men who would look upon the
governorship as something greater than an office to
be exploited for personal gain. One is needed to re
store that position to a place of honor.
Something ought to be done about this. An In
dianapolis auctioneer, William Headrick by name.)
auctioned a horse at a picnic and it fetched but $65.
It was a saddle horse, too. Governor
The Saddle Jackson should investigate this, ThSI
„ market qn saddle horses will be ruined*
Horse If that keeps up. The Governor got
Market $2,500 for the saddle horse he sold to D.
O. Stephenson. Os course Jackson
threw in some equipment.
retary Frank Morrison states that
[ “because of strikes or unemploy
ment there were at least 500,000
members for whom per capita tax
was not paid.”
How many different makes of
passenger automobiles are there in
the United States?
Forty-six are listed in the latest
automobile directory for the United
At what temperature will germs
cease to live in water?
To kill all ordinary germs water
should be heated to 185 degrees
Fahrenheit for five minutes; to 165
degrees for ten minutes; to 150 de
grees for fifteen minutes, or 155 de
grees for an hour and a half. The
pasteurization temperature is 140
degrees for half an hour.
What kind of shellac is used on
watermelons to preserve them?
Ordinary white shellac. This
method merely preserves them for
exhibition purposes and not for eat
ing. The only satisfactory way to
preserve them for food Is In cold
To what rank was General
demoted af.er the Battle of
He was not demoted, but remained
in office in the army until his death
in 1872. He was transferred from
volunteers to regulars, which was
JULY 28, 192?
By CherlM
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