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$750,000,000 LOOTI
IN FAKE STOCK SALES
Bauton Bases Bucket Loss
Kstiniate on Complaints ;
Put In by Victims. 1
WOULD END DISGRACE
District Attorney Urges
Latv to Prevent Wildcat
Operations.
DEMAND? BOOKS BE OPEN
Says Exchanges Heard Idea of
Inspection of Records With !
'Holy Horror.'
A plea for preventive legislation to
protect the public frcm bucket shops1
;*nd wildcat stock swindles was is-1
*ued yesterday by District Attorney j
Joab H. Banton.
The complaints he has received in- j
dicate a loss of $750,000,000 to the j
public in fake stock pales, Mr. Canton j
says. He suggests laws to regulate <
brokerage houses similar to those now
in force governing bank and insur-!
slice companies.
Although there is provision lor the]
Punishment of brokerage frauds there j
i no law to prevent them, and this I
< ondition Mr. Benton calls a disgracej
to the State. Recently, lie says, he,
railed upon the various exchanges to!
permit the books of their members
m be examined by the District At
torney on demand. "This suggestion
was received with holy horror." he 1
declares.
The statement in part is as follows:;
"The conditions which have been re- j
sealed through the numerous complaints!
i.iade to the District Attorney within the
last two months show great need ot
tiome legislation, not so much to punish
to prevent crime. But. strange as it
r.ay seem, New York has only punish
j-if-nt statutes against those who prey
upon the investing public either by of
fering and selling; wildcat securities; by
liucketing orders, by trading against or
ders or by conducting wash sales.
Two Classes of C'ompUlui. j
"The complaints that have come into
(his ortlce fall into two general classes:
"First?Those in which the complain
snts have been defrauded by false rep
rssentation of existing facts or false
promlso of future conditions and wnere I
!>y reason of these false representations :
? V promise large sums have been stoicn !
I vm toe public. The sale of wildcat
i-?cur1tlos has gone to such an enor
> ous sxtent that it Is estimated that the
neople of the United States have been
fvlndled out of $750,000,000 within the
last few years. This class of crime
flourishes during days of prosperity.
When money is abundant the smooth
tongued salesman is able to obtain from
th<? gullible public any amount of money
for fake securities.
"The ponding legislation at Albany
relates to this first class 6t oases and is
an effort to prevent the contiivuance of
this kind ot fraud on the people.
"Second. The other general class of
cm sea includes those who act as brokers
Mklng an or.1cr to buy or sell securities
arid who bucket the order, which means
il-at they take an order, but never buy
tj\' sell : or who trade against orders,
v hleh means that they use their supe
rior knowledge of the market against
fie knowledge of their customer: or
those who make wash sales, -which
i :?*ns that the brokers operating to
other make pretended sales of securi
t '"s, but which in fact are not sales, and
bv which a false market value is cre
s :rA. either above or below the actual
\slne of the securities.
"Tf a broker destroys his books or If
lu has gone fnto bankruptcy, and a Fed
f'3l judge refuses to permit the receiver
1'j deliver them to the District Attorney,
. ? IT for any reason the. District Attor- J
! ? y cannot procure the books, these ,
< r;nies will go unpunished. Tliat we j
j' emit such a condition to prevail Is a j
srace.
for noTtrmiiriif lanprrtlon.
"Frequent visitations of iasurance
i'??rrpanies by the Ktate Superintendent
of Insurance an<l n-equent visitations of
banks by the State Superintendent of
Rasks prevent the recurrence In insur
ance or banking circles of the conul
ilons that have manifested themselves
? ich day lr\ the offices of brokers in
Ms rounty.
"Why should broker have any
sr. ^ater immunity than bankers or in
surers? In there any sanctity about,
(he brokerage business which should
make the broker immune from prosecu
tion when he steals from his cuatomcr
n ny more than there Is about a banker
which should make him immune from
i>ro.vcution When he steals from his de
positor? In fact, the law holds that
the rclatlonabip 6t depositor and
banker Is that of creditor and debtor
MMt by statute creates crimes growing
out of that relationship, while each
of the crimen of which brokers are ac
< used and which are enumerated above
It Indictable under the common law re
lating to larceny.
"In other words, iricxt of the crimes
ihat bankers commit ftgr^nst their de
lators aw crimes created by statute,
whereas the crimes which brokers com
mit against their customers are act-<
which, under the iaw.i of nature and
vocle'.y. Bre considered immoral ami
< riminal, ?*d yet we have taken a way
from the banker his rlRht to fott behind
i he constitutional privilege that his
hooka should not be used against hi ri
and hesitates to enact law * for like
'?rotectlon to those who deal with
broker*.
"Recently I called up*?n the axclMngca
:n take It upon themselves, unlll proper
i-glslatloa could bo passe4. to make fre
quent visitation of their meinbem and
tequlre. as a condition prer.-dent to
?membership, that eaeh member should
permit Vila bookw to be open to the DIs
; riet Attorney for use In prosecution of
such member In event that the book*
reveal criminal conduct. This sugges
tion was received with holy horror. Yet
it is a *uggestloa based upon common
iioneity."
s it;At. ?hoo t* CllAKtiS*
llrertrTT, Mass., March S.?A motor
truck was driven o\er the street rail
*? ay- tracks to the office of the Everett
tttion of the Boston Elevated Railway!
300 yards within a fence enclosed urea,
early to-day. The occupants broke into
the office, ftole the safe containing $800
in htckela and dime*, loaded It on the
tr>7ck arid c?osr' fi.
COMMERCIAL FRAUDS
PLUNDER PUBLIC OUT
OF MILLIONS YEARLY
First Cousins of Bucket Swindlers Divided Into Two
Types, One Preying on the Consumer, Which Is
Here Exposed, Especially as It Relates to
Fictitious Automobile Economies.
Following the series of articles just published by Thk New
York Hehald exposing methods used in bucketing and other finan
cial frauds this newspaper publishes this morning the following
article as the first in a new series which will show the methods by
which the public is fleeced through commercial frauds. The second
article will appear to-morrow.
The horde of swindlers who pillage the public, one aspect of whose
ravages has just been disclosed in The NYork Herald's aeries of
articles on bucket shops, is by no means confined to the fraudulent sale3
and promotion dcal3 in securities. On the contrary, the most casual sort
of inquiry will show that an equally large and, if possible, more widely
enfiladed army of defrauders operates in the commercial field and is
annually taking millions from trusting patrons.
One agency alone?the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World,
through its vigilance committee and its thirty-five Better Business Bureaus
scattered throughout the land?is expending ?300,000 annually in a
tremendous effort to ameliorate this form of swindling the public. The
National Credit Men's Association, maintaining a frauds bureau and a
staff of detectives, and numerous associations of specialized^ businesses, such
atf the silk trade, the jewelers and*
automobile manufacturers, are bend
ing their efforts to the same end.j
These undertakings alone, covering J
as they do the entire country, should
be sufficient to indicate the appalling1
menace of the situation.
In this and succecding articles The
Xew York Herald will set forth some
points regarding: the scope and charac
ter of these commercial frauds.
Two Clmtfi of Trade Frauds.
Commercial frauds divide themselves
ciiscernably into two general classes:
First. The fraud that strikes di
rectly at the pocketbook of the gen
eral public, and has for its purpose
the robbing of the individual.
Sccond. Fraudulent practices di
rected aga.ir.st business houses.
This article will deal with commer
cial frauds directed at the general pub
he.
This class >of frauds lies broadly
within the confines of misrepresenta
tion of goods as to quality, service and
value.
The methods used in such swindles,
while hardly as blatant as some of the
hoaxes of fifteen or twenty years ago.
are much more pcrnicious bocause of
the simulation of honesty and an in
estimably moro deleterious effect upon
the average citizen's pocket.
A not uncommon typo of a couple of
decades ago may be Illustrated by the
plight of the New England Judge who
answered an advertisement offering a
sure way to cure a horse of drooling,
upon receipt of $2. It appears that
I the propensity of the judge's mare to
j drool had been the subject of conslder
j able levity about the court house door,
I in front of which it was his custom to
[ hitch the afflicted animal while he held
i court. Reading the advertisement, the
: judge sent his $2 along with alacrity,
| for which he received by return mail
| a printed slip bearing the following in
structions:
"Teach your horse to spit:"
So tlagrant a misuse of advertising
mediums to-day would be throttled
quickly. Nevertheless, the crooks are
| setting away to-day with swindles al
J most as bald as that perpetrated upon
| tho New England Judge, but by much
j more subtle methods and with results
whose figures in dollars run into mil
i lions. The number of such frauds
: which get through the cordon of vigi
lance thrown about modern business id
1 astonishing. The hopeful aspect m the
situation, however. Is that* the resent
ment of honest business is leading to a
. gi eat improvement, if not ultimate re
; Auction of commercial frauds directly
upon the public to negligible propor
I tions.
Fire Males Transparent.
1 The ordinary tricks of fake fire sales.
1 bogus going out of business sales and
, fake value comparisons, in which pre
viously marked up prices are "re
j duced,"^are rather too common and
i apparent to be worthy of lengthy dis
I cui>slon at this point. Concerns usu
ally do not make such pretension to
l substantlalness as to render'them par
ticularly deceiving.
On the other hand, there is hardly
I a line of legitimate commercial busi
ness that is not infested more or less
with houses which systematically fi*ece
! the public through misrepresentation.
The automobile accessories business,
! for instance, has its cut rate tires, its
gasoline economizers, its fake coopera
tive buying associations into which
gullible automobile owners are lured
upon the prospect of getting better
rates for supplies and accessories.
Ilonest furriers are constantly pes
| tered by dishonest competition. Con
I versely many a woman, laboring under
I the impression that she is arrayed in
seal, proudly disports herself in dyed
| rabbit skin or unknowingly Is elevat
ing the pelt of poor old Towser to the
clegance of Siberian wolf.
Because Slim takes a mahogany
i stain unusually well, there is many a
I home and ofllce with a fine collection
| of gum furniture for which mahogany
| prices were paid.
Without going into the field of pat
, ent medicines, which frequently "Im
prove" the health of ailing persons by
mild resort to drugs and stimulants,
the number of fake "medicines" con
j tnining nothing more curative than
j mental suggestion, and the methods
used In getting the public to buy them
could easily be made the subject of a
| separate article.
Such a list as this msght be con
tinued ad infinitum, but let us pick
out on<* of the foregoing fields and
j have a look at the inside of it. The
first nam?d, automobile accessories, is
j a good one. The automobile owner to
| day could almost be called tho aver
i age citizen and moreover he repre
: sents a class with sufficient menev in
the aggregate to offer a tempting bait
| to the swindler.
i onsMer two items alone of the au
| tomobllo owner's needs, gasoline and
tiros. Ho watches eagerly for any
opportunity to economize on these
Items. The man who can devise a
real economy is in for a lot of money.
The -windier. rc(Ognlzlng this. Is on
the job with stores of Imitations of
economy.
For Inflame, there has been within
the last year or two a widespread gas
oline economizer fraud. The "econo
! mizer" is usually In one of throe
forms?liquid, powder or tablets?
which is put Into the gasoline. The
use of the "economizer" is variously
i described as increasing the efficiency
, of gasoline from 15 to 100 per cent.
I Analysis of such "economizers" has
I "shown thetn to be nothing more po
. tent than ordinary moth balls usually
i colored when rot sold in liquid or pow
dered form, and which have no effect
whatever upon the action of gasoline
i so far as the United States Bureau of
Standards and other investigatory
agencies have been able to discover.
Strangely enough numerous users
of these "economizers" have tcstiiied
enthusiastically to their efficacy. Thal
ia, it seems strange until one takes
u close look at the instructions for
using the "economizer," which include
advice concerning readjustment of the
carburetor.
When it is considered that nearly
every automobile driver habitually op
erates on too rich a mixture. It is per
fectly obvious that adjustment of the
carburetor reducing the mixture wtl!
r esult In an economy in gasoline. And
therein lies the secret of the moth ball's
ifotency.
Cut Rates In Motor Tires.
Xow let's see about the cut rate tire
dealers. These, according to an ex
haustive survey of th; vigilance com
mittee of the Associated Advertising
' Clubs, fall into three general classes:
I Dealers in tires known various as
j "rebuilt," "reconstructed" or "double
tread.''
I Dealers in factory "seconds."
And the dealer who advertises new
: ?.nd first quality tires at prices seem
| ingly much under the usual iigures
j for tires of established reputation and
known quality.
j To the first two classes there can be
no legitimate objection, so long as the
j public is made acquainted with exactly
what the offered goods are. The third
| class usually is the perpetrator of a
gross misrepresentation.
"Double tread" is a tire description
frequently seen along almost any busi
ness street In any town and which is
a frequent builder of false hopes In
the breast of the purchaser, for there
j are undoubtedly many automobile
, qwners who do not understand just
| what a. "double tread" tire is. Con
, trary to what the designation seems
:o convey, it is not a tire with un ex
tra thickness of tread, but is a second
hand tire created by cutting two worn
casings in two. joining together the
less worn halves, which are then re
treaded and made to look like ;; new
tire. In other words, it is nothing
more than a "reconstructed" tire. It
may give a fair amount of service for
its price or it may blow out on the
first twenty mile run.
Xot infrequently such tires are ac
companied by an extravagant guaran
; ty in order to increase their salablllty.
j Such guaranties are always worth
close scrutiny if the tire purchaser
takes the guaranty into consideration
as a factor governing his decision to
? buy the tire. First, who Is back of
I the guaranty and is he responsible?
: Second, of just what dots the guar
anty consist?
"Seconds." or tires rejected by ?i
manufacturer for some defect, cannot
be objected to when sold as such, but
frauds amounting to thousands of dol
j lars are often perpetrated upon auto
mobile owners by the failure of the
dealer to make the character of tho
tire sufficiently clear. The unscrupu
lous dealer covers the talc of a large
j iot of "seconds" with the representa
tion that he has been able to get the
lot cheaply because of "overprodue
? tion," "change of tread." "change of
! color," "slight blemishes" or any num
ber of other deceptions, when he
should say frankly he is selling the
tiro cheaply because It Is a defective
: tire and the purchaser takes it at his
| owr risk.
The sale of such tires is enhanced by
the double price list trick, which con
sists of displaying the standard pries
list of "firsts" In comparison with the
prices of the tires offered for sale, with
i statins that the offered tires are
"seconds." thus creating the impression
that a 40 to 75 per cent, having Is
possible.
Or again tho "$1 sale" trick is u.-.ed
to hire the economizing motorist. That
i trick consists of offering a tire for II.
j p-ovldlng the purchaser buys one tire
. "t the full price, the "full price" of the
1 one tire obviously covering the cost
I *nd P'*0"' ?* both "double I reads" or
seconds." as the case moy be.
Thus the tricks by which unwary ati
t< mobile owners are swindled every
day could be enumerated in great num
ber, and that enumeration would in
clude. such pretentious schemes as the
organization of big associations,
wherein the members are charged
stiff membership fees; then arc allowed
to buy Inferior accessories at ruinous
priccn under the guise of economy, and
on top of It all lured Into buying stock
in fake accessory manufacturing com
panies which never manufacture any
thing. but merely pick up odd lots of
inferior .roods fron: Jobbers and sell
?hem hp ?he!r own
MISSING SWINDLER
HADFAKEN.Y.OFFICE
Detroit Seeks Clews Here to
Catch Sinkula, Who
Imitated Ponzi.
MILLION' IN PLUNDER
Advertising Vigilantes Ask
District Attorney Bail ton
to Aid Search.
BUCKET SHOP TRICKS I SED
Bubble Punctured With Only
Several Thousand Michi
gan Victims.
The District Attorney of NeV >'ori:
county has been nailed upon to Tsaist
in locating L. ,T. Sinkula, misting
broker of Detroit, who ia accused of
victimizing: thousands of persons in a
$1,000,000 stock swindle ' rivaling the
Fonzi operation", it became kn^wn'
yesterday.
The New York prosecutor Is &sk?<!
also to check up on whatever may'
have been SinkuUftp operations here,
if any, Mince, it appears, he gained the
confident of many of hie alleged vic
tims through advertising that b. J.1
Sinkula & Co. had their main office!
In New York, through which it kept
in touch with the stock market.
The assistance of the District Attor
ney here was asked by the vigilancc
committee of the Associated Advertising !
: Clubs of the Worici. whose representa
! tives in Detroit are aiding in the in- i
| vestlgation there.
So far as could be learned las*. nig:;t. j
oinkula lias no office in New York and i
is not known in the financial district.
Sinkula opened stock brokerage offices !
in Detroit last September. Tie io said to 1
have had offices in Chicago previous to j
j opening in Detroit.
i
Mlaiing for SfTfrnl Day*.
The Michigan authorities declare that j
I the broker disappeared several days ago ;
and most of his responsible office staff
vanished with him, since when the doors i
of his offices have been stormed by
crowds of alleged victims.
i Sinkula is accused of using the math- ?
; ods recently exposed in the bucket shop j
articles of Tun New Yohi: Herald by 1
, which the victimization of foreign born
persons is made a specialty.
| Virtually all on the list of Sinkula's 1
! victims are said to bo Poles. He used
:he spreading acquaintance system of
solicitation. First, he hired salesmen,
not becausc they knew anything about
stocks or salesmanship but because of
j their wide acquaintance with Poles. The
alleged victims then are - said to have
; been used to decoy their friends and rel
i atives into making "Investments." In
vestigation in Detroit has revealed that
some of Hinkula's salesmen were unable
to add tip the price totals when four or
five shares of stock were involved.
The Detroit investigation revealed
further. It is stated, that Sinkula & Co.
bought virtually no sti^-k at all, but
gave to "customers" receipts for pay
i ment, pending delivery of purchased
stock. Such "customers" are said to
i have been persuaded to part with their
money upon promises of fabulous prof
Its, and stocks were "sold" with vir
tually no regard to the market price of
the securities, some being "sold" at $90
a share when the market quotation
stood at from $100 to $116.
Price* Seldom Ftnrtuated.
AUo. the Sinkula prices remained sta
tionary for weeks, r^gardlcs-* of fluc
tuations on the market. Employees said
that the company simply took In the
j money, but kept no books whatever.
Sinkula is described ire a natty
? dresser, with a penchant for flashy silk
shirts and brown tailored clothes; five j
1 feet nine Inches hlch and weighing |
about ISO pounds. Ho Is said to .Vivo :
posed variously as of Polish and Ru-)
manian extraction, but spoke good Eng- ]
I llsh.
Others of the Sinkula office for tr'.oin
; search is being made ar? Charles C. '
Jones! and Joseph Roth or Roth&tein.
Detroit authorities believe that the i
.Sinkula scheme was nipped before it!
| roached anything like the gigantic pro
portions which had been planncl .'>r it.
CUTS OFF HER HAND;
LEAPS FROM WINDOW
Woman Used Big Shears to
Amputate Wrist.
Mrs. Eitelko Graf, 38, daughter of
Alexander Sever, y prosperous silk mer
chant, attempted suicide yesterday by
cutting off her right liand at the wrist
with a large pail of shears and then
leaping from a flfl.li floor window In tli<?,
; Chelsea Hotel, 83S West Twentj^thlrd
afreet, where she had been stopping with
her parents since her relea.-i* two weeks
ago from a sanitarium in Kentucky. 1
.She was taken to Bellpvu* Hospital,
where physicians last night held out
little hope for her recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. Sever and a twelvc-year
> old daughter of Mrs. Graf were asleep j
{ when she got up and amputated her
i hand with the shears. Not a sound wa?
i heard until the daughter awoke and
' found her mother missing. She wok*
i her grand parents. Mr. Sever saw his
daughter lying on a balcony three floors
below. The amputated hand was on the
I floor of the bedroom.
Policeman Joseph Horn fashioned a
tourniquet which he tied about Mrs.
; Grafs right forearm. Dr. Cornell of
I New York Hospital said afterward that
if the life of Mrs. Grnf was saved it
would be due largely to the quick action
I of the policeman.
Mrs. Oraf had h<-en under the carc of
a nurse up to Friday night.
DRESS INDUSTRIES TO MEET. ,
Prominent Mercksnt* on 1.1st at
Hpeskrr* at Convention.
i The third annual convention of the
i Associated Dress Industries of America
| will be held at the Waldorf-Astoria
Hotel to-day and to-morrow. At the
I opening sesalon J. J. Goldman of the
I Goldman Costume Company, who in j
president of the association, will deliver
an address of welcome. Other speakers
i t'or the first day Include Philip Le Bou
i tllller, secretary of Best & Co., and M.
; P.ontner of M. H Rentner. Samuel W.
Reyburn, president of Lord & Taylor,
I who also Is head of the Associated Dry
j Ooodn Coinpa'i'. ^ ill tn among to-mor
? niK> epf.?i-..ra
r a
Debs Again Leader
of Socialist Party
CLEVELAND. March 5.?Eu
gene V. Debs, three times
Presidential nominee on the
.Socialist ticket, nil! return to ac
tive leadcrnhlp of that party at the
national convention here April 29
to May 2. it was announced ut the
State convention of the Socialist
party here to-day.
It was In thin city that Dobs was
sentenced to the Federal prison at
Atlanta for his wartime utterances.
Since his release from that prison
a few months ago he haa been rest
ing at his home in Terre Haute.
Ind.. in an effort to improve hia
health, delegates to the convention
stated.
'CONFESSION' MADE
IN TAYLOR MURDER'
Story of 'Avenging; Husband'
From In named City Investi
gated by Los Angeles Poliee. ,
Los Anoklss. March o.?The latest j
"confession" of the murder of William !
Desmond Taylor, film director, received 1
by the police here In a letter mailed I
from an unnamed Connecticut oity, was
mae'e by a man who described liiins -If |
as "nn avenging husband," it wa* dis- i
closed to-day by <"'aptuin of Detectives '
Adams.
The officers are withholding the name
of the city from which the "confession" 1
came and the name signed to the docu- 1
rnent whil" endea oring i?> learn more k
of the writer.
According to tho iel-er. the fl'.m di
rector had "an affair" v.ith the writer's
wife. Later the director had "scorned"
her, the wife confessed to her husband. ,
and the two of them Planned "ven-!
geance," the letter recounted.
The "confession" stated that the night
of the murder. Februai-y I, the writer]
ar.d his wife drove iu an automobile
to within two blocks of the Taylor bun- i
*alow. There they parked their car. j
troni a distanc they saw Mabel Nor- :
tnand, Aim actress, leaving the apart-.
mont, escorted to her motor car by the !
director, and Henry Peavey, Taylor's i
? "gro servant. talking with William 1
Davis. Miss Kormand'e chauffcor.
While Taylor was t'iking with Miss
Xormand, the "confession" continued,
"the scorned wife" slipped through the
ooen front door of the director's bunga- i
low and unlocked the back door for
her husband to enter. When Taylor re
turned, the wife and husband confronted
him.
Portions of the le;ter -oncemlng the
actual meeting and the killing were not
given out, but. according to other parts, .
the wife, alter Ta -ior had been slain,
left by the back door, which the hus
band locked after her arid tten hurried
to their automobile and started the est- '
gine in readiness for ft quiet: departure
! when he rejoined her.
Then the husband ;e'" calmly by the
1 front door, stooping slightly so he wculd
| aot be recognized If seen, jo.ned his Wife
; and drove away with her.
The police state that the: platu a ccr
j tain amount of credence in the "con
I fes'lon."
Capt. Adams declared the handwrit
j ing of the "confessor" was similar to
I that of Edward F. Sands, missing for
i mer butler-secretary to Taylor, but
I pointed out that the context precluded
its having been written by Sands, who
j was not married.
I MOTOR SMASH SENDS
BOY TO LAW SCHOOL
Money From Accident Seven
Years Ago Used for Tuition.
When Murty O'Connor of 212 Rut
ledge street, Brooklyn, was 11 years old
and an automobile belonging to Herman
T. Olasser hit him. Inflicting a scalp
wound, he did not realize that the path
to a legal education had been opened to
him.
The claim against Glawser was set*
| :Ied for $000 and the money, because
! the boy was under age, deposited with
i the City Chamberlain. It had always
been the hoy's ambition to study law.
Ho is 18 now and recently was grad
uated from the Eastern District High
School.
Supreme Court Justice Cannon, at his
! request, through counsel, signed an or
der authorising him to expend $250 of
the fund for the first year's tuition at
law school. I
CAN'T MAKE MONKEY
OF ME, SAYS BRYAN
Commoner Ridicules Kxolii
tioiiists in Address ?i
Philadelphia.
Spe ial T't'yil.tfft -0 Tub XicV Yo?k liauc.o.
Philadelphia. March 5.?William J
Bryan declared to-day that no evolution
ist could make a monkey out of TV'. J. B.
Speaking in >lie Ac.uiemy of Music, un
der the auspices of the Philadelphia
Forum, the Commoner excoriated cn?>!u
tionists In general and believers in the
Dai'wlanlun theory in particular.
"The scientists talk," Mr. Bryan be
ian, "about a little animal acveral mil-!
lion years ago who crawled on his bell;- p
If he had crlwled on Uij back the whole ?
history of the world would have been
changed. But he didn't. He Wiggled
along on his belly.
"lie wiggled so mueli that he grew a
wart. Then he wiggled ti.e wart and 11
helped to move bbn along. He turned j
over on the other side and wiggled until
he grew another wart. By and by the
warts grow into legs?so sa.y the sclen-1
Li. tS.
"K: ea for tho little animal'.' He >
Stretched in the sun for to many thou-i
anus of centuries that the ." in picked f
out the iiiOit sensitive oart of his 1'j
and made a freckle ^ihere. Tho frecx e i
?rot -worse, kept rig lit on worrying hiiu j
until it became ati eye. Then ie turned
on the other tide, grew another frock*!
and pot another e>e.
"Why didn't the light waves play all
ovir him'.' He could Just as easily have
jrovrn one eye on his c.iest :ini tile othct j
on the back of his nock.
?? k Presbyterian preacher has WTlttcr.
all this stuff. He must believe it. He
could just as easily believe in Jonan
and say be played i"i and out of whales
every three days from early childhood.
"Oreo U man refused to eat lunch with
me because 1 tried to take the monkej
head off ilia family yre^t. I:' only the
evolutionists would stop with ta 'r ^v n
ancestors unci leave rS::\xs alone. rl*e\
can'*, make r-. monkey out of me.
"v\n editor of the Outlook said t.ie
other day that 1 never anv ? '.efl !v
much Intellectually. Even tho Republi
cans never said that about m?.
"Darwin's theory ts called a 'hypoth
esis ' The dictionary, which is a gouil
boo!c, although 1 don't recommend it for
consecutive reading, says 'hypothesi.
means 'a guess.' but when a collepe pro
fessor puts on his glas-es p.nd hurls i->
po thesis' at a student It generally scare;
him to death.
"You know they teli us we had hairy I
ancestor.-. But do you know how got 1
rid of the hair? The males fought fo:
'he females. After the battle was over I
the females did a little selectfcig on their j
own accc'.'.ut. They picked out the ma ?!
that had tho li '"t hair.
"They also tell you why s baby v/ig
ilea his bis toe. For 1.0 other reason]
than he thinks lie is trying to < limb h
tree like his ancestors did. ?
"Take from man his belief in '-?od and
Sin": him with the jungle and you have |
char.ged his philosophy. Lverything in j
. Hunan life depends upon a belief Iri
Go l. On that belief rests o. respond- '
billty tc self, to Others and to God. The ;
tlaje ? < oming wi-<?ri we are going to,
3?t bad ts :> real belief in God and to a j
b^llfcf His Word. I
"The world has wearied of the devil's I
\-o?;<?? Wearing it. nations have come to j
a.n abyss ard looked dow.i upon the p t
nf world insolvency."
EVOLUTION A PRE-WAR
IDEA, GAILOR ASSERTS
i Bishop Says 'Survival of Fit
test' Died in France.
The Ui&ht tie v. Thomas F. Gallor,
Bishop of Tennessee and pre.-idcnt of
the executive council of the Iipiacopal
Church, preaching at vesper services
! yesterday in St.. Paul's Chapel, Coium
1 bia University, said:
"Before the war we believed that
i somehow we were moving on to per
: fection by Rome mechanical proc
! ess called evolution. I see no harm in
believing In the process, but we forgot
about the will behind the process. The
universities were so busy looking for
the minutiae of detail ^ that they forgot
about God.
"tVe quit talking about 'survival of
rhe fittest' when we thought of the boy*
wi o were dying in Krar.ce, We didn't
survive because we were At. nor did they
die because they were unfit."
BA.NDITV VICTIM IS OKAO.
SCHBKBCTADT, March 5.?Andrew Po
dlielski. who was shot by robbers iate
Friday night when he refused to give
them his money, died to-day. Podlielski
was ?hot in the neck while scuffling with
the robbers In his store, which is near
the railroad tracks.
Who is the
Biggest Engineer
in this town?
What made him
so? Common sense. And if he
smokes Turkish cigarettes, he
smokes
Lord Salisbury
Turkish Cigarettes
Why? Common sense.
LORD SALISBURY is the only
high-grade Turkish cigarctte in
the world that sells for so little
money.
Try it.
-which mean* that it you doo't like LORD
SALISBURY TURKISH CIGARETTES
you cm get your money back from (be dealer
Tiffany & Co.
Fifth Avenue & 37^ Street
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