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12 6 THE SUN, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 19X6. OH", YES, MRS. M'CHESNEY HAS A RAISON D'ETRE r m..K w.wtu o'maijLkv. ONK of the main concerns of Frank V. Strauss in making up and printing Ills weekly programmes nf theatres during reeent ears once ho lias got Sluffy Olenmorn Davis's sniff In type about "What the Man Will Wear" ami has (written queries to himself about when the players who happen to be acting that week were born anil has answered them In print -has been to assemble the names of tln persons rcspni.ll.le for a given pcrfonn.nu'e, Theatregoers idly turn the first pages of a programme and haven't the allghtcst realization of the racing around Mr, Strauss had to do before he had (insured himself that the fol .lowing authors weie rcspunslblo for, ay. "The Blue I'aradise.": "The Messra. Khubcrt announce 'The BKie Paradise' uiih Cecil Lean, a muslcaj play hy lldgar. Kdgar, ,lr., Harry It. anil .lohn Smith, based on a Vlermeac operet'a, the Austrian lk by Leo Stein and Itela .lenbach, with music toy Fdmtind F.ysler, and addi tional numbers by Slcmuml Romberg; lyrics by Herbert ttey nobis; musical numbers, ensembles and dances staged ly Ed Hutrhlnson with the compli ment of Joe Smith, through the courtesy of !eorge Horace I.orlmer; copyright Sateveiot, 1S13, from the stories by Sam lllythe dictated by Old Irv Cobb from an original play by i Oiia Thomas's nephew, Mr. Kurt 'Thomas, with Incidental numbers by Morris (test end his fnthcr-ln-law, David Belasco." After reading a lot of preliminary announcements such as the foregoing one turns with relief to a programme headed simply: JIM HAfKHTT rr..NT tiiM.rtr in nr ,r HAhKhrRim' TlllNt.. ri.trt MACBKTII. Mot a word about Baron. "One of Shakespeare's things called Macbeth," that's all. Frank Strauss could have started an argument by hinting that the Macbeth bluih was a little Idea Mr. Shakespeare had dug up some place which had been switched Into piesentable form by Air. Itacnn. Hut be doesn't and ev ervbodv thanks him. But .frank V. Strauss goes to the other extreme when he turns out a .programme which simply s-uys that 'Georgo V. Hobart and Miss Kdna Ferber nre solely responsible for Miss Kthel Harr.Miiore's appearance In "Our Mrs. Mcfheney" at the Lyceum Theatre. For once the little group of serious thinkers composed of the re- But Why, Queries the Volunteer Reviewer, Were the Names of All Those Folks in Appleton, Wis-, Left Out of the Programme? 4 i 'My BOV C ooweU. 6U.AttK) i (LOUIfE WWrtU.NfiTOM ) rrritoT MBOOMI.TN ADVEBTISBStKNTH. I HltOOKI.YN AIVF.UTIs;M;ms. from the Sherman House at Appleton, porter and cai tonit who have begun 1 '"here Miss Ferltr was born and to expose every Sunday various the atrical performances In Xew York agreed that Mr. Strauss and his printers were n hit stingy In giving proper credit on the progtamine. "Our Mr. Mi'Chtxney'' never could have got so far as a dress rehearsal if it were not for the following per sons: Chief of Police Mk'lue i Mike) Garvey nf Appleton. iiutagamle couti- ty, Wisconsin; ex-Policeman Utto Zliehlke. who was the Police Depatt ment of Appleton before Mike na 'chief, the l!e. Dr Samuel Plant.:, president of Lawrence College. Ap pleton. V'. ; Mis "IVUe" Salisbury iof Lawrence treet, Appleton, Wis., who taught Miss Fetber In the Ryan High School in Oneida street. Apple ton, Wis.. S. Pfefforle. proprietor of the Klin Tree Bakery in College ave Viue. Appleton. Wis., MY. IYrher. father of Miss Ferher proprietor of the Ker ber Five and Ten Cent Store in Col lege avenue. Appleton. W . Sim Ftan, tn whoe faniilv's honor the liyan H.sh S, hl of Aipleton. Wis, was named. Sain being proprle'or of the Appleton .'r n my enteral, an which metropolitan d.uy Ml Fet ber Icariud to Mi,, ot tlie English lan guage while writing soiiet.v stuff about all Outagamie coutuy. Chief Oeorge MoGlllau of the Appleton. Wis. Fire. Department. Pat Moriarty. proprietor of Bachman i Mnriiirt.v ". Cigar Stori and nilllard Parlor .r, College avenue, Dent Wn.mon. who kept the uockery and glass empotmm opposite Kdna Ferber'!. father's stole. .lull 11 Conway, proprle'or of the Sherman House, the only hotel In Wisconsin not called the Mansion House; Phil Miller, who used to keep a barber shop across the street raised); Byron T. Beverldge, now city editor of the JUcninp Crescent, who had a hand in teaching Miss Ferber not to thoughtlessly splinter Infini tives, George F. Kull, city editor of the Appleton (Wis') Krr.il.i7 J'o.if; ex-Maor David F. Hammel and his son, Sammy Hammel, Itabbl Gerechter and Hut the paragraph Is beginning to sag. What we're getting at is this: that without the help of the ladles and gentlemen listed above "Our Mrs. Mc Chesne.v" neer could have been writ ten, Chief Mike Garvey, for instance, always conducted little Kdna Ferber through the dense traffic at College avenue and Oneida street slim she was then, and splrltuclle which was the Broadway and Forty-second stieet of Appleton, Wis.; and when the chief wasn't on the job, Police Force Otto X.uehlke was. If Herr Pfefferle, proprietor of the Kim Tree bakery lunch room, hadn't supplied the cheese cake and coffee for Ml Ferber during school recess; If Sam P.yan hadn't given her a Job. If Chief McC.lllan of the Appleton. Wis., tire department hadn't been on the Job wliile Appleton slept to see to It that no conflagration wiped out the town; if By Beveridge hadn't taught little Kdna how not to thoughtlessly split infinitives- If. In a word, none of the leading citizens of Appleton, Wis., listed above had watched over her and guaided her and encouraged her. how would she ever have arrived at the age of reason and written "Our Mir.. McChesne.v '.' Therefore why didn't Prank V. Strauss exert himself a bit and get their names and list them on the piogramnie'J I never have been In Appleton, Wis., and I never have hd the honor to meet MIhs Ferber. But with next to no trouble I've gathered together n list of names and streets and things and staff and I deeeefyyy Miss Ferber herself to prove that there's been a slipup any place In the names of local celebrities or In details such us the name of the street In which her high school teacher lived. This piece, however, has primarily to do with the excellences of Mls Barrymore's performance of Miss Fer- ber's play plus the excellences of tho play. Thousands of theatregoers have seen "Our Mrs. McChesney." but thou sands of the thousands, unfortunately, have arrived too late to get the very first part of the first act; and so, evn to a countless number who think they have witnessed the performance, one may begin the plot proMtnbly to every body at the very beginning Appleton, Wis., to start, therefore, back at ttrst principles, Is the largest of the thirteen towns called Appleton listed In I.lpplncotfs New Gazetteer Appleton Is situated on a pliittmi sev enty feet above the nvtr. Passing Petttbone's dry goods store, however (more local stuff), at College avenue and Appleton street, one takes the ele vator down to the mill section known as The Flat, and arrives nt the fac tory river level or, so to say, basement floor of Appleton -ladles' wa,l. tlojr. woollens, dentists' tools, saws, cisars. chairs, hubs, spokes, slaves, farm Im plements, brewery products -all out Wherefore, to continue about "Our Mrs. MrChesney" In proper i,lnce, Miss Kdna Ferber came to Manhattan C&SV4 a second entiance early In the first act with a Haltimote and Ohio time table sticking out of his coat pocket. "Why carry u B. 4 O. timetable?" the sophisticated ai.dience asks with a nudge of elbows ami hearty laughs "Who ever paid any attention to n B. A O. timetable? What does It mean In a travelling man's life?" The pl.iywrlghtess therefore has rot her Htldlence In a congenial mood straightway. A H & O. timetable! The thing Is delightfully silly. So M.s Harry more enters and learns from .Irsitr, thr Head ll'off rcsj, that and nrianged to have the curtain rise! the supper bill that night at the Sloan and disclose a set showing "The otilce , Houe is Hungarian goulash. md I.ohliy of the Sloane Hou-e, San dusky, Ohio." The Lyceum Thea'.ro programme earlier bus announced "Tho Characters- In the Order tn w'iilch They Speak." It so happens, however, there nre precisely nine char acters on the stage when the curtain rises and they re all speaking simul taneously, so for a tune 11 is a bit diturb.ng to try to figure mil which Is In The SrxnT Scn' llbrarv It Is .i(iii(i t he rumr O n J, w Inch Is ;vnr(ic the capital of Outagamie county, Wis- Win Mr. "if Htrnopmiihei; and who is consln, and, although the gazetteer neg- Urtinlu Itlmr. or .sum ffiiiMoii. or He t lecw to state the fact, is chiefly nolea I Clv or .Sfrf Fumci no one Iiav.ng as the birthplace of our heroine. Kdna I the slightest doubt, however. n to Ferber. Appleton, furthermore, Is on I which is fnf r.il Mcyeri, ItnvelKns the Fox Itlver and In addition to being salesman, one Mash at the Hon. W the birthplace of Miss Ferber Is. so the 1 dames, who plavs the f,U gazetteer says boastfully, nbout twenty miles north by east of Oshkosh. "Population 1900, 15,053." the gazet teer continues. One of two meanings may be taken from this statement It may mean that In the year A. !. 15,0S," Appleton will number 1900 souN or, on the uthcr hand, In the ; ear 1900 the population of Appleton was 1S.0S,", which Is preposterous. The gazetteer proceeds then with the state ment that the residential portion of ilryers of the piece, and the audience knows that W H. St. .1 must be the paity Miss IVtber calls r,ii Immcdlatelv the audiences atten tion is riveted by a large framed pho tograph back of tile hotel desk of the Sloane House which shows the Kr y P.allroad Station In .Jersey City With a tram arriving on time and the en seuuent consternation of tho populace. Miss Ferber subtly follows up tin Idea by having Faf Kd Mcyeri make "Oh. my Gawd"' cries Mrs. Colt, which starts the plot Any time any body na vs. "Oh, my Gawd!" In a flr?t act, that starts the plot. There's a burlesque show In town called "Th Saratoga Chips " The girls of "The Saratoga Chips" have taken all the rooms In the hotel and therefore Mirrrjy Pltyht, the hotel sltv Is located at Sandusky, Ohio enters. Mrs, ilcChesncv, to continue with the plot, cries, "Why, Jack! I'd never know- you I" One can't blamo the mother for her exclamation bc causo Jack doesn't frame up by at leawt four and one-half feet to the height Jack has been depicted by Howard Chandler Christy, Clarence Underwood, John Alonr.o Williams and the other Illustrators "who havo Illustrated him In tho 'Kmma Mc Chesney" etorlivi In the various maga zines In which "Kmma" has been ap pearing. Younij Donald Onllaher. who Is the Jack itcChesnry of the play, almost yesterday was a curly locked, knlcker cockered child actor with Dusty Farnum In Newt B, Tarklngton's "Cameo Klrby" and with Hen War ner In "Alios Jimmy Valentine," As sociation with ramblers like Cameo and a crook such as Jim my t'aeu fMir evidently have spoiled Donald for life. For now, for the first time In long pants on any stage, Donald Gallaher as Jack starts right In marrying a chorus girl and kiting checks. He's clever, though: for ho raises a check for $20 to $200 and gets away with It, Jut between ourselves, I've tried to do It myself and never have got beyond adding an additional cypher to the 20. That part l easy, but when I've tried to change the spelled out word "Twenty" to Two hundred" without mak'ng tho eheck look messy I've always fallen down on the Job. Jack McChcincy, however, manages to ohango the word "Twenty" to "Two hundred" In some manner tin known to nt least one other who has tried It and failed, and so, to get back to the plot again, Abe, 1'romkln (It's the second act now) comes. In and makes a flat offer of $".",000 for a skirt. This Is without a doubt the highest offer ever made any place for a skirt. Nothing comes of the offer and therefore Miss Ferber of Appleton, Wis., and George V, Hobart, associate dramatist, of ths Lambs Club now raise the curtain on Act III, h'at F.d Slcyrrt Is now back In the New York office of the T, A. Buck Com pany, but he still Is sporting the claret colored handkerchief h had been carry ing out around the Sloane House In Sandusky. So far the Papers have not appeared tn the play, but they are mentioned In this last act when .Mr. McChmney tells Donald Gallaher that she has lifted the mortgage on the old home. Undoubtedly the rarest stroke of genius In a delightful comedy hap- I .tntiu In tblu l!t uft i lilt if realism v - .,, ..- ...... ... ... however, which might be developed even further effectively. Dan Froh nian, boss of the Lyceum Theatre, in a way Is responsible for the Idea. Dan personally saw to It that our little group of serious thinkers bad two seats on the aislo In the front, or A low. and running along the theatre floor a foot or two In front of the front row spats and raised about half a foot from the carpet Is a brass rail. Without starting out consciously to do It, one's foot finds the brass rail and rest upon it comfortably. 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Fancy a boy "afe" at college' The Idea is too ridiculous to consider further. Then oung Jack Mcl'lieincy, now a freshman at whatever great unlver- in the foyer for the standees. Some how then the Intermission would seem mote homey Little remains to be told e.scept tn say in conclusion that the beauty and charm of Mlt-s Barrymore's perform ance and three rouslnc personal cheers from the entire little group of serious thinkers, Incidentally, for Mls Iil.i Fisher have kept the Lyceum Theatre bo office line clogged up for a long time and doubtless will for manv moie weeks to rome, but if Dan Krohman will take a tip fiom wholly disinterested parties he'll start right in now to lay brass rails along other rows besides the first HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS SAVING THE TERRAPIN INDUSTRY OWINll to ihe rapid decrease of terrapin ill localities where formerly iliey were. s.o numer ous as to be almost consldtied a nuisance ottlclais at the Bureau of Fisheries laboratory In Beaufort harbor constructed -i small pound In 109 for the purpose of propagating this most expensive food product. The pound was stocked at that time with sixty-live mature terrapin, taken from local waters. Subsequently a few ter rapin were received from the Chesa peake und from Texas. From this small beginning phenom enal results have been attained, until at the present writing many thousand old and young terrapin are being careil lor at the Government pound", .which have been enlarged from time to tlinu to accommodate the ever Increasing tamlly of little ones By protecting the .voting In this way a very large percentage arc saved that under natural conditions, in a wild slate, would have been deslroved. lelng preyed upon oy ail manner of wild marsh fowl, as well as by rats, crows, mink, hogs and ctabs. Information furmsned the bureau by fishermen, nctters, shell fishermen, tel. rapln hunters, those who make then living from these and kindred occu pations and who are constantly on the lookout for the Highly priced terrapin, eontlrm the statement that It is exceedingly rare to find a dia mond back under two years of age in a wild state, Owing lu their detelice lessneas during the (list eur, while their shells are so soft, It Is fair to assumo thai a greater percentage ate destrojed limn survive, while In cap tivity the reuirds of tho lalmiatory know that 00 per cent, of the ouns are sav ed. The bureau makes no secret of the Mthodi nnploved, which have neces sarily been along the slow nnd tedious road of research, investigation and ex. perlment, When these results have been attained it then becomes possi ble to formulate plans for cultivation nd propagation of tim species under consideration. Man has been farming the land for S.iiOU rars, hut Is only beslnnins to discover how to promote Increase of organized life In the waters, that this can be accomplished hy Intelligently directed effort is no longer a matter of theory. T old tlerman, "der 13 .ItinlJ 15S5," ,nosl impot'Slble. Though Intricate in design the ring " w1"8 terrapin that knows lis has not the elaborate symbolism In (ts'ow mother. All young look alike lo construction possessed by the marriage od ones, and all rustle for them rlng. The best description of the lat- Helves, This Is tin, ugo when man ler is to be found ill "Finger-ISIng proves to be their best friend, although Lore, by William .limes. F. S. A. Mr.lt must bo Mild for scltlKh nmtkwi Jones got the description from an ar tit In by II Noel Humphreys, an an tlioitty, In the Intellectual Ohxenrr In February, 1SG2, The marriage ring which Luther woro after the ceremony, according to Mr. Humphreys, is an Ingeniously con trived double ring, every Intricacy of structure havfng- Its point and mean ing. To begin with, the double ring can be divided so as in form two com in the tlnal anal) sis, Uncounted by the Oove r nrneut's Huccessfui experiments, u company wan Incorporated In Beaufort three years ugo for the purpose of raising diamond bscks for market. An ideal spot was chosen on the shore front near the terminus of the Inland Water way route, containing about four acies, three sides of which aie en- plete rings, nnd .vet these lings can not be sepnrated from each other. One passes through the other, causing them to remain permanently Interlaced. This, of course, ty pities the marriage vow, which, in those das a( least, meant that two lives Joined by It could never be entirely parted afterward, On one hoop of the double ring la a diamond, a atone which on maniuse rings Is the emblem of power, duration and fidelity; on the inside of the rr!ed iclijseil by concrete walls 340 feet long In the Carolina terrapin lay their , lay. ng the eggs the mother terrapin , This is accomplished In forty to fmtv -lvoung are about seven-eighths of an eggs during the montns or May. .lime carefully covers them with sand and ttvc das if the season happen to b ikIi in length, measured along the a i hi jui.v, sen-vim nij. Finn I'.uinn iu mucr. Knowing iimi no- warm ami ury, ir it is cool and ra ny i p.a-itrnn or lower shell well above high water mark: after summer sun will do the inculHitins. fifty to sixty das are necessary. The; very httlo food is i..,,,i,ri ,i,i. i - r.-rrn I tn" "rn ear alltl this seems a vcty ARE LUTHER'S RINGS AT HISTORICAL SOCIETY AUTHENTIC? IkkHSSS In": nuestlon that has arisen as . rTJWft 3nfc w'ih the date of the wedding dav In nn' " their lining would be al to the authenticity of the iss trothal ring of Martin Luther now on exhibition at the New York Historical Society will cause those who may be unable to view this ring to wish to know what It looke like. They ate likely also to be Inter ested In an account of the wedding ring which Luther wore after his mar riage -with Catherine von Bora, or von Boren, In l.'SS, Of thevvo the mar riage ring is hy far the more remarkable. The doubt as to the ring now shown i in New York arises from the fact that In 1S25, on the 300th anniversary of Luther's marriage, there was a festival at Lelpslc at -which, It Is said, faithful reproductions of the betrothal ling weie Hiirejd broadcast. The Rev. .Maximilian I'inUert, whose wife Is the owner of the ring shown here, says that it can be established by evidence In Germany that the ring wa In the Anhalt-Brandenburg family, of which his wife Is a descendant, as far back as 1817 In that cae Its authenticity becomes much more probable, and It Is likely that the reproductions of 1125 were made from this ring Itself. What does thii betrothal ring look like? In the first place It Is not of gold, but of silver gilt. It Is set with a ruby, which In such rings Is the emblem of exalted love, The devices on the ring repretent the symbols of the Passion of Chrlt. In tho centre la the crucified Christ, On one side la the apear with which Christ's side wbh pierced and the rod of reeds with which he was flagellated. On tho other side Is a leaf of hyssop, Beneath are the dice with which the soldiers cast lots for the garment with out aeam, and below them are the three nalla used on the cross, The Inscription Inside the circlet Is si 111 very clear and leglhle. Tt consists of the names of the betrothed pair as the stock camo to Beaufort where higher prices were paid. Associated with Ur. Duncan W the well known capitalist from Canada F. U. Williams, who is Interested Intpn that not a particle of fore raising silver foxes. stance h left to contamma'e During the tirM ear of their cap. ; fresh artesian water with w' tivity the older terrapin were very . bo or compartment .s fl hv 'in the wav of laying, only a few1 depth of about two uuV. hundred oung being obtained. After lower end. As the bottom-of hibernating during the tlrsl w liner i nre s-iantuig. i lie upper en u- and becoming accustomed to their new , dry and clean, surroundings the second summer The "fann y Iihum ," .i- showed a marked Increase In the is no feet mug ny fen number of eggs found In the nest. , glass, loof facing south In a wild stale six- or seven eggs is the heat of the sun a 1 the average, but by being well rated temperature s kept at ,n for and well fed two or tluee times grees through the w.r. cr a week with fresh or salted llsh. arrangement the liitle on shrimp, mashed crabs, with occanlonnl j chilled, hut continue t" ,i vegetable food, such as cabbage, car- S;;f. month after mont'i . i rot. or turnips, twelve and fourteen entire year was ore inn.- - n egg are often found In a nest. An- n a wild state, whetr t other satisfactory lesult of forced hibernate six months H ,i i feeding has established the fact that double layings are often made during the summer. The pound i protected against poachers by a barbed wire enclosure, charged at night with electricity. The second season showed a marked lncrea.se over the first summer In the number of young obtained, as 3,200 babv terrapins were taken from the hatching beds, which are 200 feet long by K. wide. The season of 19L". recently closed, has j, elded by actual count 1t!,?la young - an amazing percentage over previous years. These young as soon a they crawl out of their .indy beds are placed In wooden boxes .n the themselves the other m n tab.es them six or seven vests marketable .size, or "fun conn", the same result is accmp half the tlm by fo.-vd an,1 w ,v One of the ninst va'u.'l'--Informatlon furn -licl M e merit's expeits is the f.o ' moiid back terr.'ip," " ' ' known, aie no; Mibjf' t t, i disease, and after rear i n: two or three vc.tr have n i enemy except man " All teirapln over t'iree s are marked or hrnnde.i i-v hole near the edge of ti e i in a certain diamond mer ' hind font. by IH0 feet In depth. Within this en closure aie three separate pounds, with ampin wire grating on the outer side to Insure pure and constantl changing salt water with the ebb and Mow of the tides. In an enterprise of this kind abso lute cleanliness is imperative, for It must be borne In mind that the nat ural habitat of terrapin Is on the osn tide swept marshes, fur removed from MURDER PUTS A TOWN ON THE WATER WAGON I T w.i riot a revival, hut a murder. that caused the entire popula tion of the lively young town of Myers, In 1'ratt county. Kansa., to climb aboard the water wagon on New Year'a for a year's ride, livery resi dent of the town old enough to sign his name took the pledge not to drink Intoxicating liquor nor smoke cigar which whiskey had rerrly deplore. I the onnrte agreed that whi-'niv was . Somebody suggtsied li'V in town should Mgn ti n p i -" idea .struck a responsive ' thn pledges soon were being , -and meeting with warm m-p- "llvi-rvbodv on lh water -' ettes nor chew tobacco for ono ear. 'became liver' l,igau mounting of the stone are the Initials ! ''' ' " unsanitary nature. of Martin Luther, followed by a "P.' Recognizing thru fact to the fullest which stands for his title of Doctor. 1 extent, every precaution Iras been Betrothal ring of Martin Luther and details of its decoration. The inscription in the ring is "D; Martino Luthero Catharinau Boren." Above The double marriage ring of Martin Luther shown joined and separated into two rings, Tho Initials are so placed that when the two hoops aro Joined to form a single band they aro concealed. On the other hoop is a ruby, stand ing for exalted love, and similarly on the mounting one may read the Initials of Luther's wife, C v. B. These too aro hid when the rings are closed, hut the most delicate point of symbolism lies in this, that wilh the closing of taken to Insuro tho well being of tho high toned and expensive occupants us well as to securu adequate returns on the capital Invested. Considerable dllllculty was expe rienced tho llrst year In procuring mature stock for the purpoae of propagation and cultivation, The resi dent manager. Dr. l L. Duncan, se. cured permission from tho State lo ihe rings and tho concealment of the I catch or buy terrapin of any size, in initials, these initials aie close to gether, united, beneath the emblems nf power, dotation, fidelity and ex alted love. season or nut of season, and such a raking for terrapin North Carolina had nev er before experienced- -ev en the Baltimore market wre affected, It was not the preacher who so sue cessfully circulated the pledges, but the town's business men and the friends of the two young men who were the principal In the tragedy which shocked the town Into taking the pledge, For It whs bootlegger's whiskey that caused Lewis Sdls to shoot and kill his friend Bob Bandies on the main street of Byers a few days before t'hrlstmas. Everybody in town knew the two young men. and the tragedy which sent one to his grave and the other to Jail was a terrible shock, Murder In a small town is an awfully personal thing, anyway. It was the town's firt killing. Founded nt the terminus of a new railroad shortly before tho 1!H j wheat harvest, Bers was as lively as Ihe usual new town In a business way It crew nnd nourished. There was Hut some f w w ho l.nd b- halm of drinking niodeini., " the fell like I' obiecte I a permanent pledge ' Make it .i v car and suggested one prominent . And so the pledge was m . year, with the innlei .-land Would be icliewrd at the ' ear if the esp'Tini' nt pi factory. Four oung utci Sliiiins, Log, in TompMi. Touipkltis and ficorge H ,g lated lb" pledges. Kiftv s . secured the first two o.i third ila ev' r b i-.nc - n had signed, an 1 the ir.- . paign was c.i.sj . The eutuc town mo in'1 ' wagon on Now Years w bragging or blare of u .in. Wcokrt trial li tin M'W more drinking limn In the nvernpe ) made a big hit. There have re" Kansas town, but the reshltnts were lights and no lawNiii- Nl Inclined to wink at the f.i.-t m the i thete any u u c "inut n - i' manner of residents of booming young aehes ami urouiin - So'.o , towns b.iN . iy.il !,- o , w Bill the lulling (hanged a. I this i ,in nwie . i .- - ' Business men. leading citizen aid friends of the two nnng prlnrlpa's in the tragedy talked of the fatal affray who live out me . were not ieu'lii',1 n ' i log campn sn .-1 ii r-.-'5.-.V.r- 'fiyw-nf-si ri-V.-r - .