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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN. MONDAY MORNING, MAY 1(5, lyzi
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MEMBERS- OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Receiving Fltll Night Report, by Leased Wire Tbj Associated Ureas la exclusively entitled to the mie for re-pubilca ion of all news dispatches credited It or not eth I rwise credited in tins paper sad alii tha local ne published herein. AM rlsjhts of re-iiubllcation of special dispatches herein are also reseitved. I - ' l 5IONDA V MORNING, MAT 16, 1921 Phone 43;S'.l if xcerr not for a goodly supply of rumors, jialf true and half fals?, what would, the gossips do? Haliburton. Tha Perilous Position of Franco For many mjnnths there has been friction be tween France an. I Great Britain induced by the .war aftermath. Earlier reports of it were belittled, and there were later e l pressions of mutual confidence and friendliness. It I sis developed now beyond conosal- Tne trouble "was precipitated by PolanJ and TvUaa affalra ms - bring; about a culmination of It. Whether with or "without the connivance of France, Flaa4 sought to t ztend the boundaries fixed by the treaty of VersaJllei and thereby provoked a war with the soviet governijient. Great Britain remonstrated sinst that extension and not only withheld from F4aa4 its moral support, but indulged in some criti cism of France for extending material support. Now comes tle Upper Silesian affair which it was supposed wouil be settled by the late plebiscite la which the Polish element was overwhelmingly defeated. Poland is attempting to recover by . force what It lost In the Referendum. Pending the bringing t order out of chfos in Silesia, the allied commis- -aien la supported bl- an entirely inadequate military force to which Grea t Britain not only declines to con tribute but denounce! Poland. M. Briand, oh the other Band, threatens in ei feet that if Germany resists the polish movement in 'force, France will be compelled t fo to war again, j The situation appears to Lloyd Coons to be filled wiith danger to Europe and he hints at Great Britain's unwillingness to take part in an affair which could hao- e been so easily prevented 1 is interesting to Indulge in conjecture as to many things that wefruld happen if war should de velop. Great Britain for two reasons might elect to resaaia out of it. Oqe is the temper of the ISritieh people of which monllis ago the government wsts ap prised. The other is the lack of British territorial coacern in the outcome. Great Britain replying to its ally in the world war -might point to the allied agree ment to the plebicclt and declare German y'n right to retain by force wh:it had been given it. , , , . 1 . Whatever differeries there may be among the German factions, republicans, socialists, militarists and monarchists, they would be brought together in a war to retain that jtart of the Fatherland secured by the enterprise of tlie great Frederick. . They are probably already prett well brought together by the occupation by France (if the Ruhr basin. And then, there is ohe soviet government of Rus sia unfriendly to Framie and Poland. It is not un friendly to Germany. The two governments have more in common than those countries have had in a hundred years. In the matter of nvsn for military purposes the Russian resources are invxhaustible. The soviet army is stronger, better equipped, better trained and of ficered than Russian amjies were under the empire. If for no other reason, than to distract the atten tion of their people from tlieir own miseries and again to throw the world into chaos, Lenin and Trotzky would probably welcome a war at whose close there would be a wide area of suin over which their mis- government might be extended as it was set up on the debris of Russia. . Thus it would appear that France is threatening to enter alone, and without prospect of support, upon a most perilous course. of pressure upon them to take themselves out of town, and such a treatment of captured offenders that they will be glad to get out and stay out. The Northern Visitor If the aurora borealis of Saturday night had been properly advertised Phoenix would have given it a larger audience. As it was, many citizens did not see it at all and many who saw it did not know what it was. SO it pays even an aurora borealis to advertise. We notice in an account of the phenomenon in Phoenix, it was stated on a scientific authority that it was its first appearance in this part of the world. That is an error. It cannot be said that the "Northern Light" have often been visible here, but there are many persons who had .previously seen the display from the streets of Phoenix, though it was not quite so brilliant as that of Saturday night. The light was different in many respects from that with which people from the north are familiar the glaring northern sky, the corona above it and the . parallel streamers of various hues, red and yellow predominating, sometimes shooting to the zenith or beyond. The display of Saturday night was seen at its best between eight and nine o'clock. The corona at that time was very distinct. But there was a lack of those parallel streamers. There was, though, something else distinctive of the aurora which is often lost in the magnificence of the display in higher latitudes. , It was observed that here and there greenish clouds of light suddenly broke out in different parts of the sky and faded slowly. They did not always appear In the northern sky. There was at ope time a large leaf-shaped cloud in the east, two points of which extended south of a line passing east and west through the senith. A good many people yesterday telephoned to The Republican asking what causes "Northern Lights." We do net know. It is only known that the aurora is a luminous phenomenon resulting from a discharge of electricity through the air. Beyond that all is con jecture. There are many interesting theories, the latest being that electronegative ions are projected froqt the sun, are caught in the earth's magnetic field, carried to the "magnetos poles and thus brought into . the lower layers of our atmosphere, are dis charged. There used to be a theory that the "Northern Lights" were caused by a reflection of the Arctic sun's glare upon the ice. It would have been something of a relief if we could have believed after such a day as Saturday was, that there was enough ice in the world to produce such a reflection. That kind of a belief would have given a more cooling psychological effect than a stein or two of beer. Spring Pastimes By Herbert Johnson Dr. Frank Crane We have received from an anonymous reader an envelope filled with annotated clippings from this paper, of articles by Dr. Frank Crane, of whom we suspect from his annotations he disapproves. Dr. Crane's observations on religion 'especially invite the -condemnation of our reader and we may add that we do not agree with Dr. Crane. At any rate we do not accept his views, perhaps not because we are so cocksure that he is wrong as our reader seems to be, hut bceause we think be is writing about matters beyond his or any human ken. If the doctor happens to be right he has only made a good guess. : We prefer to believe in the old-fashioned religion; at least to hope that it is the true religion, to live in it and to die in it. It is the only light we have and we are attracted from it only by false lights which lead us nowhere. But Dr. Crane's views on religion as on most things are very entertaining and it is for that reason we print them without endorsing them. Now and then we see from the headline that Dr. Crane is writing about something we do not particularly care about or something we are sure he can know no more about than the common run of us. We then give' it the go-by. There is enough other good stuff in The Republican. We would advise our reader to get even that way with Dr. Crane when he seems to be going wrong. Let him go by himself. Phoenix ard Crime ' In replying to a critic! an of the polio: and the sheriffs officers for paying . more attention to boot- leggers than to burglars. County Attorney Shepherd makes a very good point wen he says that in the capture of a bootlegger the capture of another crimi nal is invariably effected. Tfce bootlegger is capable cf any other crime unless it is one requiring a high degree of physical courage. It has generally been foemd that persons con victed of bottlegging have been, guilty of other crimes; there have been found amortg them, auto thieves, burglars, pimps, forgers and rcspresentatives of almost every other line of criminal activitiy. Indeed1 the criminal instinct must be pretty well developed be fore one engages in bootlegglmg. Moreover, there is - o TilrMdly relation between bootleggers and all other criminals. I As to complaints of burglary and hold-ups, we sappose those crimes are no move numerous in Phoe nix than in any other town of a population of 30,000 to 40,000. Phoenix' position as , a crossroads attracts a larger number of people of the criminal class than a similarly sized town in almost any other part of the country. It is a natural station and the only one between Denver and El Paso on the cast and the Pacific coast cities. We doubt whether there is another town in the whole country where the propor tion of strangers to residents is so great. In such a population is an ideal place fpr criminals to lose themselves. ' Phoenix is under-policed. Thas police we have are fairly vigilant as are also the shariffs officers, but it is not a function of the latter to police the town. Their business is not to prevent (Time but to officiate after crime has been committed.. The thickly settled area of Ptioenij; consists of a little less only than four square miles and within such an area there is a fruitful fieild for sneak thieves and burglars. The few policemen we have- cannot cover that jfti. The outlying part of ix must be wholly : egleoled. Our relief serns to be only im an increase in the jli.e fi rre. a riKid investigation of strangers who it im legitimate means of suuwrt. the application Fairground Football There is a hint In the "Round-Up" of a way to turn the state fair grounds to good account for the promotion of athletics, especially of football. Within the half-mile track, and without interference with either of the tracks, there, is ample space for a foot ball field which Phoenix enthusiasts would cheerfully lay out. If Phoenix could have such, a field no doubt we would witness many worth-while football games nexl fall. , It is said that the Stanford eleven could be secured for a match with the University of Arizona and that many outside teams would be attracted here. We have no doubt that an arrangement could be' made with the state fair commission so that the inner oval of the grounds could be converted at least temporarily into a football field. Mexico has recognized the republic of Lithuania. Why does not somebody recognize Mexico? Mrs. Southard's way of getting rid of husbands deprives struggling divorce lawyers of fees. ( She also proved that all the Bluebeards are not males. We should like to know how many actual farmers there were In the conference of the Farmer-Labor party at Chicago last week. We'll bet a reasonable amount that there was not one successful tiller of the soil. Reports enow that of the French military class of 1921 more than seventy-five per cent consists of youths twenty years of age who are fit for military service. This is a high percentage of effectives and the increase is attributed to a decrease in the use of alcohol, the improved living conditions on farms and the spread of sports in France. Carrier pigeons are being used by drug smug glers to transport narcotics. This was discovered when recent storms forced to earth at Fargo, North Dakota, a bird upon whose legs were strapped two aluminum capsules containing cocaine. Other pigeons, similarly "loaded," have been found in Illi nois and Minnesota. Many New Tork families are planning to elim inate rent bills during the summer by erecting tents in state and municipal parks which are thrown open to campers. For $2 a week one is permitted to erect and live in a tent not larger than 10 by 12 feet and containing not more than four persons. The raising of mushrooms in beer vats is be coming such an Important industry that growers are calling for tariff protection. ha! ha'. Give 'em a wlik. Weusep t'do "That" every" dy with the LIZ7IE NOW WE WASH VT ABOUT tvERY IT ftBUUi tvtrvi WATCHING- A NEIGHBOR'S TAMILS GROOMING THEIR NEW "CAH" WILLIE 15 TOST BWHCIHG The. can 0?" FousH To mother- HOBSON BY DR. FRANK CRANE Copyright, 1921. by Frank Crane) ABOUT THE STATE Fire Water Nearly Burns TUCSON Flames forcing the driver to seek refuge with his car at the Olcott garage late Wednesday afternoon, revealed the presence of many quarts of thirst quenching flu ids concealed about a machine op erated by W. H. Smith, a resident of Nogales. and former clerk of that city, officers allege. Deputy Sheriffs Hicks, Ezekiels and Beavers going to the scene of the fire, report finding 20 bottles of tequllla packed beneath the hood in straw, which had ben ignited and caused the near destruction of the car. Thirty pints of Sunnybrook whisky are alleged to have been found concealed beneath the front seat. Citizen. Organizing Board of Trade TUCSON Preliminary steps for the formation of a board of trade in this city were taken up Wednesday afternoon when a majority of the prominent wholesale merchants and jobbers of Tucson met at the cham ber of commerce for the purpose of discussing the advisability of forming such an organization. A committee of three was appointed with author ization to organize the Tucson board of trade and to secure membership. Louis Rosenstern was named chair man of the comimttee and his co workers chosen were George Mar shall and Bentley Wlnstanley Cit izen. Kelease Confessed Murderer DOUGLAS A. Chaves, the Mexican who has been in jail at Agua Prieta during the past three days and who, according to his 'own confession is one of the men who shot and killed Jesse Fisher at the Slaughter ranch a week ago, was last night at large in i Agua Prieta, having been freed from custody for the reason, as stated by Agua Prieta officials, that no war rant has been sworn out against Chaves. International. DeWoody Sentenced: Appeals TUCSON Seven years in the rir ence state penitentiary was the sen tence awarded Ben T. DeWoody, con victed of manslaughter by Judge O'Connor of Santa Cruz county, in the Pima county superior court, shortly after S o'clock Wednesday afternoon. O'Connor promptly denied motion for a new trial by attorneys Camp bell and Worsley, counsel for De Woody. Counsel declared intention of filing an appeal, and' commitment to the state penitentiary of the pris- oner was delayed 20 days. Citizen. I of the railroad tracking wrecked dur ing the. war has been rebuilt, and trains have been received. The bat- j tlefields have been made easily ac cessible by trains and bus lines, ana inns and hotels have sprung up all along the routes. Souvenirs, post cards, everything that the the tour ist used to want is again on sale. Bargains in these thing3 are scarcely to be expected. The tour ist everywhere is always a legitimate prey for the natives. Last year the French dealers and inn-keepers put up their prices so neeulexaly that the French government sent out a notice "Don't treat the tourists as some of you treated the American soldiers." In justice, however, it Richmond P. Hobson, the brave sailor, who distin guished himself in the Spanish "War by a deed of valor, seems bent on showing how a man can be courageous in one instance and foolish ever after. He is now engaged in warning the people of the United States that the Japanese goblins will get us if we don't watch out. . First, he says, the Japs will blow up the Panama Canal. The American fleet thus divided would be help- : less before the Japanese navy. ! He thinks the Japs will lap up Yap, with the idea of cutting across America's line of communication with the Philippines. From the very first of the war the Japanese have had their eye on Yap. ( In fact, Mr. Hobson would have us believe that the Mikado and his official family are sitting up nights hating the United States and working eight days a week sharpening their snickersnee to have out heart's blood. The New York Times recently looked up Mr. Hob son's record as a prophet, with interesting results. It seems that fourteen years ago he said that Japan was "spoiling for war with this nation," and that as soon as she had negotiated loans in Europe she would attack. Wrong. Nothing happened. On Nov. 211908, he wrote a letter to President Roosevelt in which he said we must not remove our fleet from the Pacific, for Japan was just waiting for this, when she would clear us out of the Pacific. Wrong. The president did not heed. Nothing hap pened. On Feb. 20, 1911, he declared in the house of repre sentatives, in the course of a discussion on the naval appropriation bill, that war was certain with Japan, adding "that it cannot be very far off." . , Wrong again. It has now been some ten years off and nothing has happened in the way of hostilities, ex cept continued protest of Californians against the Japs because they are too industrious and won't help social disturbers raise trouble. And now Yap. . It looks as if Mr. Hobson were determined to keep' on playing the red in the belief that he can't guess wrong all the time; Wrong. He can. should be said that there have been tourists who did not hesitate to pass off cigar coupons for American paper money on unsuspecting peasants. Before the war. sinhtseers were spending $175,000,000 in Europe ev ery day. The loss of this has made a large hole in the pockets of trades people and guides, who depended on the tourists for their living. Now they expect a return of the old reck less, upending. And they will prob ably not hope in vain. The tourists are coming. . o u 8 Questions And Answers o -a EUROPEAN TRAVEL TODAY The stained glass in England's beautiful cathe drals is being attacked by some mysterious disease which takes the form of minute holes which in time deepen, causing the glass to flake. So far no remedy has been found. ' By Frederic J. Haskin ' WASHINGTON, May 15 After six lean years. Kurope is again to entertain the American tourist on a large and lavish scale. School teach ers, students, literati, and all the other types of travelers are plan ning to spend their money abroad this summer. The reasons are several. To the usual cultural advantages of Euro pean travel there are now added the attractions of alcohol, and of rates of exchange which make the Amer ican dollar look considerably larger than it does in this country. Also, Kurope has changed in the years of war, and many people who would never care to view the same land mark or scenic effect twice are go ing over again to bring their con versation up-to-date. Finally, busi ness men are said to be less rushed with work this year, so that they have time to run over to Europe as they used to do in the days of nor malcy. Altogother, Europe is going to be popular again. It is difficult now to book passage on the big steamers for any time this summer. In fact, far-sighted people still tell us they began to make arrangements for this year's vacation as soon as they un packed their trunks at home last September. The steamship companies go so far as to claim that Europe will receive more tourists this summer than in 1913. And even at that the number will be limited by the shipping facil ities. The companies are- not in a position to add to their passenger fleets materially this year. They, as well as European business men. have had reason to regret the suspension of tourist transportation. Their ships have been used as cattle boats, freighters, and transports. This has meant expensive repairs in almost every rase before the ship could be used for passenger accommodation again. To take one instance, the Aeolus, which was converted Into a freighter, is said to have been laid up nine months in dry dock for re pairs aggregating $3,000,000. Passages High Those prospective tourifts who are promised passage this summer are no doubt concluding that Europe may be cheaper to travel in than this country, but an ocean voyage tends to gobble up the difference. First class passage that once cast $120 now sells for about $250, and other rates are correspondingly elevated. Passports, too. seem to have ec quired lasting fvor with govern ments as revenue material, and are still demanded of tourists at the re munerative late, to the government, of $10 per. red tape thrown in. Pass port red tape is not so rigorous and tiresome as it has been, though it still takes two or three weeks to ob tain papers. Onr-e the tourist pets to Europe, he may or may not be able to srtvt any money. England is notably expensive now, even with the English pound worth a little less than three dollars, instead of its normal $H.S6. According to the department of com merce, living costs in England have not fallen to any extent since the war. A few commodities tend to drop as in this country, but to off sett the reductions rents have risen and travel is more expensive with no prospect to much lower fares. In Norway and Sweden, likewise, the rate of exchange is not suffi ciently in our favor to do more than offset the heavy increases in living costs. Economy for the traveler is impossible, we are told, in northern Europe. As for Switzerland and France, an experienced traveler, recently return ed, says that these countries offer satisfactory accommodations in the first class hotels, and with the franc at a little over eight cents instead of 19, the American has a distinct ad vantage. He thinks, however, that it is not impossible to expect to save money over here. The first class hotels have been renovated and are as good as they ever were. But when it comes to the pensions, or board ing houses, the situation is differ ent from In th old days. Before the war it was possible to obtain a room and excellent meals in a Swiss pen sion for as low as one dollar a day. Now the rate is higher, and the food is very different. Butter and meat are scarce. Coarse bread is served. Economy is still rampant in these small hostelries. Just as it is in pri vate homes. Italy is looked to by many of the tourists as the place where the American eagles will scream the loudest. And this is no doubt true r-assenger raies nave increased over 200 per cent and hotel and restau rant prices are 200 and 300 per cent higher. But the lira has decreased 400 per cent, so that it Is worth only five cents against its standard val ue of 19 cents. Hospitable Italy Italy is said to be in good sh-.ipe to receive visitors. Hotels have been done over and many supplied with the American luxuries of modrim heating plants and bathing facilities. In general, the traveler may expect to find that while travel in Europe is cheaper than travel in this coun try, it is every bit as expensive as staying at home. Everywhere the tourist goes, there are unexpected demands for money. Taxes are as prevalent there as here. The lux ury tax is even extended in some places to take meals rn trains and in restaurants. While n Germany, a foreigner ' regarded in Germany of taxation jerely because he is a foreigner. His meals are higher, and he is tazed wherever he goes as an exotic, unnecessary being. Except for the Rhineland and oth er parts in allied control, Germany is not an easy country now for the tourist to visit. In Tact, all of the central European countries offer more difficulties in the way of pass ports and vises and they are not re organized for the tourist trade as western Europe is. Belgium, Krance and Italy have pulled themselves together for vis itors more rabidly than it was thounht possible thev could Much THE ONCE 0VE1 II By H. I. PHILLIPS 1L it v (Any reader can get the answer to any question by writing The Repub lican Information Hureau. Frederic J. Haskin, Director. Washington. D. C. This offer applies strictly to in formation. The bureau cannot give advice on legal, medical and financial matters. It does not . ttempt to set tle domestic troubles, nor to under take exhaustive research on any sub ject. Write your question plainly and briefly. Give full name and addres and enclose two cents in stumps for return postage. All replies are sent direct to the inquirer.) Q. What is meant by "A," 'B" and "C" vitamines? S. B. I. A. Vitamines stand for certain substances which have recently been discovered and are believed to be necessary for the satisfactory devel opment of the body and for its pro tection from certain diseases. The vitamines are now believed to be of bt least three kinds. "One called "A" i soluble in fat and is, therefore, usually referred to as "fat soluble A." The other two, "B" and "C," are soluble in water, and are therefore often called "witer soluble B" and "water soluble C." The leaf veg etables, sia-h as spinach and cab bage, are especially rich in fat soluble "A;" orange and tomato juice in water soluble "C." and all vegetables and fruits in water soluble "B." It is not correct, however, to say that the diet would necessarily be lacking In vitamines if vegetables and fruits were not used, for fat soluble "A'' is abundant in milk and its products, and water soluble "B" in grains, par ticularly in the germ or the portion of the grain near the germ. It is, however, true that unless vegetables and fruits are regularly used, the various k.n-'s o: vit .mines are almost sen- t 'a l i elov th- ' r-d amc. :i.t Q. Will the distance that the fire men stand from an electris wire make a difference in the possibility of shock f the water is tirown on the wire E. J. A. The bureau of standards says THE STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: HOAX In the spring and early summer the young and old ' man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of Strawberry Shortcake. There used to' be such a thing: indeed, it is reliably reported that it still is to be obtained in cer tain communities. We haven't seen any Strawberry Shortcake in years, but we remember it distinctly. It had cake in it.... and strawberries, too! But. as Ethel Barrymore would say. "there isn't any more'" except in rare Instances. There are many queer, mysterious, and inexcusable creations claiming to be Strawberry Shortcake, and of these the greatest libel on the real article is the article that is passed out in so many lunch- rooms and restaurants. Now and then a hunk is to be seen reposing on a plate in a restaurant window and labelled -"Strawberry Shortcake." The label is highly es sential. Otherwise it might be mis taken for a rather nifty flatiron holder with Just a suggestion of a crimson border. Now and then you gaze into a win dow at a piece and wonder who put the mitten on display and whv the Idea of covering it with whipped crm. m . Modern Strawberry SHORT cake is short of most everything, but is short particularly of strawberries and short cake. There is always one strawberry in a modem strawberry shortcake. This one is generally on the top layer. It has the air of a strawberry of ex- Today s Picture Editorial rv& perience one that has served in many a shortcake and that is on speaking terms with all the wait resses and many of the customer. In between the top and bottom lay ers (there are never more than two layers in the modern cake) there are sometimes to be found, if one ex-: plores diligently, two or three other near-strawberries, but how on earUt they ever managed to squeeze in :s a. mystery. These lower berth berries are al ways suffering from numerous bruis es, contusions, and abrasions, and in vite the suspicion that they were trapped; that they were lured to the top of the lower crust by some sub terfuge only to be crushed by the de scending uppercrust and held vise like. .... v Anyhow they appear to have suf fered terribly. So much for the strawberries, or berry. Let's get down to the cake even though it means much suffering: Shortcake is so called because it is made by a short cook. ... And in shortest possible time. Principal ingredients: Blotting pa per, old sponges, some dough, and a sprinkling of glue. Stir for a short time, cook for a short time, and short change the public. Pour some whipped cream oVer the top. Not ordinary whipped cream, but cream that has been whipped un til it has died under the lash. Then serve at 40 cents an outrage. if a stream of water from a hose is thrown upon high, tension wires at close range there is considerable hazard fro mthe possible conduction oi electricity by the stream of water back to the men holding the nozzle. If. however, the stream of water be thrown from a distance such that the water breaks up into drops before coming in contact with the electrical conductors, there is little danger, as such a stream of water is non-con-tucting. Q. When was Jewish New Year last year? T. E. N. A The Jewish New York (Rosha shonit) in 1920 was observed from sundown Monday. Sept. 13, to sun down Tuesday. Sept. 14. Q. What .does .the .word .penny mean, as used in referring to nails? W. C. F. A. The term penny in connection with nails is always used in combi nation with prefixed numcraus. such as fourpenny, tenpenny, etc.. to form an adjective. These adjectives now denote certain arbitrary sizes. Orig iral!y thf-y denoted the price per hundred of nails. Q. What was the size and weight cf the Cullinan diamond? A. J. D. A. This diamond weighed 3024 carats, or 1.37 pounds, and measured 4 inches by 2.5 inches by 1.25 inches. It has been cut into nine stones, the largest of which, Cullinan I., weighs 51Vi carats. Q. What kind of a fish is the Irish fish? B. H. D. A. No doubt you refer to the Irish lord fish, a yellowish sculpin like spe cies of the waters about the Aleutian Islands. This fish is of great im vortance as fvod to the Aleut is- I hinders. It is also known as vellow , sculpin. and a more southern sp.-cies I of the same genus is called red scul i pin. Hoth are mottled or hnrred IHisckish, and are from one to two fee tin length. Q. Why are legislators spoken of as "solons?" H. C. A. "Solon" was a very noted law giver of Athens, Greece, born 640 B. C. He made and provided for the en actment of very wise laws under which the state prospered greatly. Lawmakers are called "solons" some times in admiration, sometimes in sarcasm. Seth Tanner What we know, we know; an' whav we don't know we guess at. A new point has been put in the public pen holder at th' put office it's about time!