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G streets northwest, and that ON mo~rning of August it. last Abrase. who wag stationed at tLaa oner. esked him to st him a pack i veaaettes, as ying tat e did no1 have any mrey to y them himself The vender purchased the cigarettes gav qthen to the polIceman. wbt ter returned and asted for $10 Abrams, according to the affidavit, told the vender not to pas him the money but to give it to the switchmai employed by the street car companies and that the switchman would give iI to him. He said It wouldloh had iI anyone saw the fruit vender giving him the money. thf affidavit gays. Boutsicarlg, in his affidavit, says that when he asked Abramns for the money. several days after. Abrama told him to keep still, and if he did not that he would have him arrested and that it wouW Cost him $100. The ven4er Cen oomplalned to the oce of the First precinct and he was to tome back when Abrama would be there, he gays m his affidavit. jwams. In the preenoe of Sergeant McCauley. the affidavit sets forth, said he had left the money with the switch man and when Boutedoaris asked the switchman for the money the switch man said. the policeman had never paid him. . Maj. Harry L. Gessford, buperin tendent pf peolie, after he had re ceived the reports on Abrams and Dempsey, said the trial board would investigate the onduet of 'all of floors who were brought before them on . charges nd that no favoritism woul4 be bdwn. - During the last ye, it was learned at poWIe* head aunr$ers last night, more policemen have been rharged with serious offenses than In any other previous period, ans ipany of them have been dropped after Investigation. Police Chief's Family Again Robbery Victim; Brother Reports Loss The inner sanctum of Washing ton police circles has again been in vaded by one of the Capital's clever thieves, who selected as his latest vic tim R. Rosa Gessford, 5240 Belt road, brother of Maj. Harry L. Gessford, Chief of Police. The Major's brother last night re ported the loss of $250 worth of Lib erty bonds, jewelry and cash, stolen from his home on October 28. The first victim of the Gessford family was Rodger D. Gessford, son of Major Gessford, whose automobile was stolen two months ago, as young Gess 'ford was making a social call. Paraphrasing Champ Clark's famous slogan: "They got to quit kicking my dorg around," the police last night de clered, that "they got to quit kidding the chief." The property taken from Ross Gess ford's home is described as one $100 Liberty bond, number 164,373; one $50 Victory bond, number 1."29,288; one gold watch, a gtl r worth of War Saving Stan pe . cash. "The police pr,, - ' . ' >ple, but who's going to prr' police?" is the all-behoo.' i r r that con fronts the poll f , : opeal to Washington's lU A nan, to have a heart ar : lrt t0e 'h, f's family alone. REED BNUS PLAN .KILr BY SENATE Aftar Nine 4 te Meas ure cash. "But it is consei, :?v. * .' mated that not more than r'.,' .r ' would demand cash. In t..t -. will have money to burn "The Republicans t e r e. h'ming to fasten a sales ta. *, e- ntry before the next elec 'or t, '.-, their faces and make the -pN. I.- the burden of taxation a ,- ,t h A Line time conttnuing to p ' ,' ofi teer. "We who demand f - f he 'oys who fought in t ., ,le nounced and condemi 'o gues. But I want to t is not the advocacy of 1 aoaus 'lat makes demagogues, bu. 1 th 'id vocacy of taking the pr , +v the bonus that makes us --m:... no , "The cold unadulter.. ed ' uth , that In order to take the excess profits tax"! off of great wealth the soldiers 'were denied that which is their right. The dominant party, choosing between the soldier and the profiteer, took the side of the profiteer. Fordney Attacked. "Of course nobody is ever a dema gogue who has not made a lot of monoy. Chairman Fordney, of the House Ways and Means Committee, says this amendment which I l;ro pose is unconstitutional. I decline to discuss that question. The dif terence between the champion of the House proposai and myself is that I propose to take the montey out of the profiteers, while he pro poses to take it out of the pockets of the people by means of his form of sale. tax. If the Fordney plan is adopted then aver ysoldier will have to pay the tCx out of which his bonus Will be pnil. 'My proposal h that the bonus should be -paid out of the profits of those who grew fat out of th. war." Senator McKellar. Democrat, Ten nessee, announced that he would I' traduce another soldier bonus amend ment which would provide for nay' ment to soldiers from the lndebtedness of the various allied countries to .ne United State.. This amendment differs froni S-'n. stor Simmons' in that it would reriu're the Treasurer of the United States to convert the $11,000,000,000 indebtm.i ness of the allies to the United Staiws into bonus, for us. as a diret pay mont to the ox-soldier instead of cas i, the honda to be guaranteed by tiho United States. Col. James A. Gleason Head. Old Hickories. NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 5.-Col. .larnes A. Gleason. of Knoxville, former commander of the 114th Field Artillery in the' Thirtieth division. was unanimously elected president of the Old Hickory Association, and Frank P. Bowen elected secretary treasurer nt the closing session of the' Thirtieth Division reunion here this afternoon. Obregon Lift. Duty MFCXICO CITY, Nov. 5.--President I * fbregon today issued a decree ad- 4 mitting Alperican cattle into Mexico I ' .at free. aftr evember.. 0. g L ISEPARATEE Mrs. H. H. Van Loan, wi who admits' they have sepal think so to hear them prais( Shaw Predii At Disarm (Continued from First Page.)) conference from his knowledge of history and human nature. I remember an occassion at the beginning of the war when I ob tained in private conversation at my own table a piece of information which I could have made public very helpfully. For days I tried to learn it over again in some man ner that could not be regarded as .confidential, but I failed, and seven years elapsed before I could honor ably treat it as public history. This incident is typical. English pubiic men do not affect strength and silence. The strongest of them are the least silent. In fact, their Indiscretion would astonish anyone who did not know that it i4 perfect ly safe, for their world colisidts of people of importance woo will not betray them, knowing that society would be impossible if private conver sations were given away to the press, and of people whose credit is not sufficient to support them -Inst indignant official contradic -t nor consequently justify re ',onsible editors in publishing any ing startling on their authority. KEEPING STATE SECRETS Thus state secrets keep themselves even when an expansive and talka tive popular statesman (and what man can become a popular states man unlees he is expansive and talkative?) purs them into the ears of every man he meets between his parliament and his club and then be comes the life and soul of the after noon tea party of his egeria (every British statesman has a half dozen egerias, though I understand they? are are unknown institution in Amer ical, retailigg them there with every scandalous embellishment he can lay his tongue to. There is only one place in England CA. BAKER ELECTED HEAD OF FEDERATION onduit Road Man Wins From Field of Ten-Capt. Stutler Chosen Vice President. Charles A. Baker, of the Conduit oadCit izens' Association, was elected iresident of the Federation of Citizens' tasociations last night, at the biggestl meeting in the history of the federa ~ion. Hie won on the second hallot rom a field of ten candidat s. Mr. Baker. who held the presidency f the Conduit Rtoad Asscociaition for ~our consecutive terms following its rganization six years ago, and who as beeri a delegate to the federation or ix terms, succeeds William B. Vetlake, president for three terms. Three hallots were needed to bring lection of Capt. Warner ttter, of he North Capitol and Eckington As ociation, as vice president. L~eland F. Atherton was unanimous v re-elected secretary, and (Capt. jeorge W. Evans. treasurer. Besides Mr. Baker, the list of nom nees for president included WVilliam cK. CIa yton. WashIngton Topham, illiam B. Westlake, (George Wales, esse C. Btuter, Paul GIroves, George u. Finch, Rtobert McMackin, and lden Ely. This field was narrowed own to Baker, 27;Huter, 11; Clayton. 2. and Westlake, 10, on the first bal t, and Baker, 30; Clayton, 12; West nike, 10. and lMuter, 7, on the second. Discusnion of three proposed amend ments to the constitution waA post oned. Two hours of the mneeting was evoted to heated debate on the ques on of admitting to the federatm the ewly organized Iowa Circle Citlins' tasocPiation, formed in the 'territory of he Mid-City Association. The question wan referred to a pecial committee, composed of Harley peelman, Prof. Mitchell Carroll, and Lan Davis, which was instructed to rrange a meeting between delegates f the two association, and to har onize the differences between them. The federation adopted a resolution r presentation to the House District ommitte. indorning the pending milk itli, which embodlee recommendation t k frao.. PBUT HAPY| t4. !e of the well-known author, sted, though one would not each other. ts Secrecy Conference in which this reckless communica tiveness is dangerous. It is a cus tom in the city of Lo don to enter tain the cabinet ministen occasion ally at great banquets at Mansion House or Guild Hall. The wine. which it of the best, goes to the heads of the guests, though these heads, when of cabinet rank, are usually well seasoned and the par liamentary habit of saying nothing at enormous length is intensified rather than corrected by alcohol. DANGER IN INDISCRETION Yet there is a real danger in in discretion, especially as the speeches are assumed by editors to have been meant for publication and even to be official indications of policy. In the early years of this country, a certain peer, who was then a Com moner and in the Adm rlty, elec trified Europe by the cheerful post prandial assurance at the Lord May or's table that God was in His Heav en and all was right with the world because the Brjtish Admiralty could always sink the German fleet before a declaration of war reached Ber lin. The convivial orator meant no harm and was only making himself agreeable, but ' he created a panic on the Continent that raged for a fortnight. It was recalled by the Germans in 1915 ip their attempts to conciliate Ameriban public opin ion, but British public opinion never poticed the hubbub. ,ow I won't go so far as to sug t that if the American public wishes to know what is happening at the conference It should regale the assembled diplomats at Gargan tuagi banquets and call on them for speeches at dessert. Such banquets have to be quite wet. America has gone dry, but, I am sure that in no other way is there the smallest chance for the diplomats to let 'America know what they have been arranging. There is another difficulty and a subtler one. I do not know what happens in America, but in England statesmen never used to keep the public in the dark, because they take care to keep themselves in the dark. it may be that in America the Secretary of the Navy, when he orders half a dozen new battleships with eight-inch guns, says to him self: "Now I can ink the British fleet or the Jaimanese fleet if I want to." No British secretary of state would be guilty of such indecent self consciousness. Just as he might say to his wife: "The Smiths next door have set up a third footman; we owe it to our position to do the same," he woull say: "Ameriea, a mere republic, his set up five ships; we as a first-class empire must set up six." And no would leave it at that, He would most indignantly repudiate any suag gestion that these ships were meant to sink anybody else's ships or that th 1 s meant anything else than target practice. NOT HYPOCRITE He would appeal to his gratitude for the help given by Japan during~ the war, to the hun red years of peace between Enghnd and the United States, and to the Sermon on the Mount to clear him from the hateful imputation of having any other thought in building the fleet except the pretec-tion of his country against unprovoked attacks frora powers less peaceful and honest andi harmless than his own beloved em pire, and in this he would be perfect. ly sincere. The Englishman is not a hypr> crite. He always means what he sayst, at the moment. Admiral BJtty, the amateur Quaker of pub lie dinner table., is as honest as Beatty, the hero of the Jutland, sanklng. hurning and destroving. But it is emotion and not intellect that speaks and the worst of emo tion is that it has no sort of con sistency. You cannot depend on it from one day to another. sake plstsEe an ftIainst arWs et e World F On Par dontinued from First Page. beginning to apprebead. The break down is a real desay that spreads and spread.. In a time of univer i shortage there is an increasing paralysis in production; and there is a paralysis of production becuse the monetary system of the world, which was sustained by the honest cooperation of governments, is breaking down. The fluctuations in the real value of money become greater and greater and they shake an4 shatter the entire fabric of social co-operation. CASH AND CREDIT SYSTEM Our, civilisation is, materially, a cash and credit system. dependent on men's eonfidenoe in the value of money. But now money fails us and cheats us; we work for wages and they give us uncertain paper. No use now dare make contracts ahead; no one can fix up a stable wage agreement; no one knows what one hundred dollars or francs or pounds will mean In two years' time. What I. the good of saving? What is the good of foresight? Business and employment become impossible. Unless money can be steadied and restored, our economic and social life will go bn disitregrating. and it can be restored only by a world effort. But such a world effort to re store business and prosperity is only possible between governments sincerely at peace, and hetause of the failure of Versailles there is no such sincere peace. Everywhere the governments, and notably Japan and Fradce, arm. Amidst the steady disintegration of the present system of things, they prepare for fresh wars, wars that can have only one end-an exten ion of the famine and social collalse that have already engulfed Russia to she rest of the world. In Russia, in Austria, in many parts of Germany, this social decay is visible in actual ruins, in broken down railways and such like ma phInery falling out of use. But even in Western Europe, in France and England, there is a shabbiness, there is a decline visible to anyone with a keen memory. The other day my friend Mr. Char lie Chaplin brought his keen, ob servant eyes back to London after an abscene of ten years. '"People are not laughing and careless here as 'hey used to be, he told me., "It is:tt tno London I remember. They are anxious. Some thing hangs over them." AMAZED AT BUOYANCY Coming as I do from Europe to America, I am amased at the ap parent buoyancy and abundance of New York. The place seems to Poe seas an inexhaustible vitality. But this towering, thundering. congeste-t city, with such a torrent of trafftc and such a concourse of people as I have never seen before, is. after all, the European door of America; it draws this superabundant and as tounding life from trade, from a trade whose roots are dying. When one looks at New York its assurance is amazing; when one re flects we i-ealise Its tremendous peril. It is going on-as London is going on-by accumulated inertia. With the possible exception of Lon don, the position of New York seems to me the most perilous of that of any city in the world. What is to happen to this immense crowd of ,eople if the trade that feeds it ebbs. As assuredly it will ebb unless the decline of European money ani business can be arrested, unless, hat is. the world problem of trade and credit can be grappled with is a world affair. The world's economic life. Its civilization, embodied in its great towns, is disintegrating and col lapsing through the strains of the mod' rn war threat and of the dis united control of modern affairs. This in general terms is the situa tion of mankind today; this is the situation, the tremendous and cra al situation, that President Harding, the head and sppokefimani of what s now the most powerful and influ ntial state in the world. has calle-I epresentatives from most of the, states in the world to WashingtcL. o discuss. ASSEMBLE RELUCTANTLYj Whatever little mnodificationsl and limitations the small cunning of din omatists may impose upon the 'rn of referenlce of the conference, the plain common sense of nmankind will insist that its essential inquiry is, "What are we to do, if anything can possibly be done, to arrest and reverse the slide toward continuirtg war preparation and war and final social collapse?" And you wouldl magine that thin momentous con ference would gather in a mood of exalted responsibility, with every conceivable help and every conceiv able preparation to grasp the enor mous issues ivolved. Let us dismiss any such delusion from our minds. Let us face a reality too often ig nored in the dignified discussion of such business as this Washington onference, and that is this: that the human mind takes hold of such ve-y big questions as the common peace of eartfi and the general security f mankind with very great reline tance and that it leaves go with ex treme alacrity. We are all naturally trivial reatures. We do not live from year to year: we live from day to (ay. Our minds naturally take short views and are distracted by lttle, immeJiate issues. We forget with astonishing facility. And is is as true of the.high political ersons who will gather at Wash ington as it is of any overworked lerk who will read about ti'e conference in a street car or on the way home to supper and bed. Thesa bg questions affect everybody, snd also they are too big for anybody. great intellectual and moral effect is required if they are to he dealt with in any effectual main I find the best illustration of his incurable drift toward trivial iy in myself. In the world of sence the nycroecope help. the wing Cat fey Eve, S FEARS FOR WORLD H. G. Wells, famous au thor, who says civilisatioi is going to rot and -new wars are being hatched on the eve of . the armament conference. tplesoope and the infinitely little illuminates the infinitely great. Let me put myself under lens: Exhibit one-If any one has reason to focus the whole of his mental being upon the Washington center ence it is I. It is mny job to attend to it and to think of it and of nothing else. Whatever I write about it, wise or foolish, will be oonsplcuouslt published in a great number of newspapers and will do much to m.ke or mar my reputation. Intellectually, I am convinced of the supreme possibili ties of the occasion. It may make or mar mankind. The smallest and the greatest of motives march together; therefore my self-love and my care for mankind. And the occasion touches all my future happiness. If this downward drift toward dis order and war is not arrestad, in a few years' time it will certainly catch my sons and probably multi late or kill them; and my wife and I, Instead of spending our declining years in comfort, will be involved in the general wretchedness and possibly perish in some quite miser able fashion, as thousands of just our sort qf family have already perished 1 Austria and Russia. This is indeed the outlook for most of us if these efforts to secure permanent peace which are now being concentrated at Washingtod fail. Here surely are reasons enough. from the most generous to the meet selfish, for puttlag my whole being. with the utmost concentration. into this business. You might inagine I think nothing but conference, do Jothinq but work upon the con ferdnce. Well, I find I don't. Before such evils as now advance upon humanity, man's irragination -seems scarcely more rdequate than that of the park deer I have seen feeding contentedly beside the body of a shot companion. I am, when I recall my behavior in the last few weeks, astonished at my own levity. I have been im mensely interested by the voyage !cross the Atlantic: I have been tremendously amused by the dis sertations of a number of fellow travelers upon the little affair of prohibition: I have been looking up oltfriends and comparing the New York city of today with the New York City of fifteen years ago. I spent an afternoon loitering along Fifth avenue, childishly pleased by the shops and the crowd. I find my self tempted to evade luncheon where I shall hear a serious discus sion of the Pacific question, because I want to explore the mysteries of a chop suey without outside assistance. NEW YORK IN DANGER Yet no one knows better than I do that this very attractive, glitter ingly attractive, thundering, tower ing city is in the utmost danger. Within a very few years the same chill wind of economic disaster that has wrecked Petersburg and brought death to Vienna and Warsaw may be rusting and tarnishing all this glistening, bristling vitality. In a little while, within my lifetime, New York city may stand even more gaunt, ruinous, empty and haunted than that stricken and terrible ruin, Petersburg. My mind was inadequate against the confident reality of a warm Oc tober afternoon, against bright clothes and endless automobiles. against the universal suggestion that everything would shine on for ever. And my mind Is something worse than thus inadequate, I find It is deliberately evasive. It tries to run away from the task I have set it. I find my mind, at the slightest pretext, slipping off from this dif fic-ult tangle of problems through which the Washington conference has to make Its way. For instance. I have got it into mny head that I shall owe it to my self to take a holiday after the con ference, and two beautiful words hpve taken possession of my mind Florida and the Everglades. A vis ion of exploration amidst these wonderful sun-soaked swamps haunts me. I consult a guide book for information about Washington and the procedure of Congress, andl I discover myself reading about Miami or Indian river-. So it iswe are made. A good half of those who read this and who have been pulling themselves together to think about the hard tasks and heavy dangers of international af fairs will brighten up at this men tion of a holiday in the Everglades -either liecause they have been there or because they would like to go. They will want to offer expert ences and suggestions and recom mend hofels and guides. And apert from this triviality of tpe attention, this pathetic disposi tion to get as directly as possible to the nearest agreeable thoughts which I atf certain every statesman and politician at the conference share. in some measure with the wtrophe e ays Well eumbsred, every one of us,. with ptfdoe.s and prepossessioas. There is patriousm-the passion that makes us see human affairn a" a eanpartive me instead of a ose anon iate'rest; a game in which our ide.," by fair mesAs or foul, has to get the better-4nordinately-of the rest et mankind. For tay own part. though. I oare very little for the British Empire. which I think a tomporary patched-up thing, I have a passoate pride in being of the brued that produced such men as hakeapw. Milton. Dacon. Crom well Newton. Washington. Darwin. Nelson and Lincoln. And I love the peculiar humor and kindly temper of an English crowd and the soft beauty of an English countryside with a strong. possessiva passion. I find it hard to think that other people matter quite as niuch as the 16ngish. I want to Atrve the Eng lish and to justify the English. In tellectually, I know -better; but no man's Intelligence is continually dominant; fatigue him or surprise him, and habits and emotions take control. And pot only that I have this bias which will always tend to make me run cropked In favor of my own people, but also I come to Washington with deep, irrational hostilities. For example: Political events have exasperated me with the pres ent Polish government. It is an un happy thing that Poland should rise from being the unwilling slave of German and Itussian reaction to be come the willing tool of French reac tion. But that is no reason why one should drift into a dislike of Poland and all things Polish, and becaus3 Poland is so ill-advised as to grab more than she Is entitled to. that une should be disposed to give her less than she is entitled to. Yft I do find a drift in that direction. And prejudice soon breaks away into downright quarrelsomeness. It is amusing or distressing, as Otu will, to find how easily I, as a pro fessional peacemaker, can be tempt ed into a belligerent attitudo. "Of course," I say, ruffled by some argu ment, "if Japan chooses to be unrea sonable-" I make no apologies for this auto biographical tone. It is easier and less contentious to dissect one's self than to set to work on anyone else for anatomical ends. This is Exhibit No. 1. We are all like this. There are no demigods or supermen In our world superior to such trivialities, limitations, prejudices and patriot isms. We have all got them, as we have all got livers: "MENTALLY HURRIED" Every soul that gathers In Wash ington will have something of that disposition to get away to the imme diately pleasant, will be disposed to take a personal advantage, will have a bias for race and country, will have imperfectly suppressed racial and national animosities, will- be mentally hurried and crowded. That mental hurrying and crowding has to be insisted upon. This will be a great time for Washington, no doubt, to have a very gay and exciting time. It be comes the focus of the world's af fairs. All sorts of interesting people are heading for Washington, bright eyed and expectant. There will be lunches, dinners, receptions and such like social oc casions in great abundance, dra matic. and epcounters, flirtations. scandals, iealpusies and qiuarrels. Quiet thought, reconsideration--will Washington afford any hole or cover for such things? A most distracting time it will be and it will be extraordinarily difficult to keep its real significance in mind., So let us repeat here its real significance. The great war has struck a blow at the very foundation of our civ ilization; It has shattered the mone tary systin which is the medium of all our economic life. A rotting down of civilization is spreading now very rapidly and nothing is being done to arrest it. Production stagnates and dwindles. This caun only be restored by the frank col lective action of the chief powers of the world. At present the chief powers of the world show no signs of the collective action demanded. They are still obsessed by old-fashioned ideas of national sovereignty and national competition, and, though all verge on bankruptrv,. they main tain and develop fresh armies and flegjts. That is to say, they are in the preparatory stage of another wag. So long as this dlv ieled' and threatening state of affairs e-on tinues there een be no stability, no real general recovery: short.ges will increase, famine will spread: towns, cIties, comnmunications will decay: increasing ntasses of starv ing unemployed will resort to more and more desperate and viole'nt pro tests, tantil they assume a1 -uaui revoluti~npry Character. Education will ehh, and social security dwin dle and fade into anarchy. Civ ilizatIon as we know it will go under and a new Dark Age hegin. And this fate is not threatening civ-ilisation: it is happening to civ ilization he-fore our eyes. The ship of civilization is not going to sink in five years' time or in fifty years' time. It is sinking now. Russia is under the water line: she has ceased to produce, she starves: large are-as of eastern Europe and Asia sink toward the same level, the Industrial areas of Germnany face a parallel grim decline: the winter will be the worst on record for BrItish labor. The pulse of Amerlegn business weaken's. MERELY HUMAN BEINGS To face which situation in *he world's affairs, thib crowd of hasti ly compiled representatives, and their associate., dependents snd satellites, now gather. at Wash ingtoni. They are all, from Presi de-nt Harding down to the rawest stenographer girl, human being-. That is to say they ard all lnst tentive, moody, trivial, selfish. evasive, patriotic, prejudic.'d crea tures, unable to be Intelligvntly selfish eve-n, for more than a year or so ahead, after the nature of our Exhibit No. 1. Every one has sogle sort of blinding personal interest to dis tort the realities that he hss tn face. Politicians hav'e to think of their personal prestige aoi thnir party associations: navail and mili tary experts have to think o-f their careers. One may argue it is as good a1 gathering as *ur pr-esent etreumj peg-.mit.... Pe.a~sy t-er . George Bernard Shaw, noted writer, who says only way to find out what disarmament confer ence delegates'do is to get them drunk some good will for all mankin in every one whno comes. Probbly not one 1 altogether blind to the tremendou disaster that towers over us, but all are forgetful. And yet this Washington confer once may prpve to be the nearest approach the human will and intel ligence has yet made to a resolute grapple agginst fate upon this planet. We cannot make ourselves wiser than we are, but in this rhasa of universal danger we can at le.ast school purselves to the resolve to be charitable and frank with one apother to the best of our ability, to be forgiving debtQrn. willing to retreat from hasty and Impossibl' assumptions, seeking patience in hearing and generosity in action. High aims and personal humility may yet apve mankind. Today (Continued from First Page.)) than the combined interests of the Vickers Company, the great est steel concern in England, and. Lord Leverhulme, owner of Port Sunlight, , Pears soap. etc., and now trying to buy Palm Olive here in the United States. If one Irish brewery can pay the British government $66,000, 000 a year for one kin'of malt drink, how much revenue might be derived from harmless light beer sold to millions in this coun try? The tax on beer is paid cheer fully, nobody tries to avoid it; quite the contrary. In Detroit, G. Bartholoette went to work, leaving a private still working in his house. The still exploded, killed one child. Two others and the mother are in the hospital half suffocated and may die. In thousands of cities, towns and villages hun dreds of thousands of such stills are turning out rank poison. And it cannot be stopped. It is not easy to change human na ture and kill human appetite overnight--even by constitutional amendment. The Canadian dollar is going up. Soon it will be as valuable as ever. That is good news for everybody in this country. What we want is prosperity for all the world. If we can't have that we want at least one continent, this one prosperous. We are interested in our Canadian brothers north, as in our Mexican, south. This is our continent, thlere is' plenty for all three nations. The suc cess of one helps the other; nothing is more useful to one of the three than a good pacemaker to make him go faster. IREFUSE SU INSIST IIo in C 100% Mild WeatherI Mier Buttoned Around Cap FOR BOYS, CH11J At all leading stee. She them, give him our addres TIM'S PATENT MUF 40.32.44 West 17th S& 'NR ON MELLON KILLSE PUSHED BYLFOLLETTE Demands Treasury Head Oet Out for Alleged Stand Against Taxing Wealthy. By J. BART CAMPBELL. 3mheaisal New. srie.. At the end of a day of stormy debate which at times was fea tured yt heated personal exesg, Senator Robert M. LaFollette (R publican) of Wisconsin last night indicated he intends to press his demand for the retirement of See retary of the Treasury Mellon "for having brazenly and impudently laid down the principle that wealth will not ari cannot be made to bear its full share of taxation." La Follette also served notice that he would renew his battle to force the Treasury Department to make pub tic all tax returns. An amendment to te existing tax bill to this effect, sponsored by the Wisconsin Senator, was voted down by the Senate yester day, 36 to 33. New Vote to Be Demanded. Defeat of the amendment came while the Senate was considering the tax measure, "in the Committee of the Whole," and LaFollette said he would demand a vote on it when the bill enters upon the stage of final con sidera on in what is known under parlia entary procedure as "the Senate." LaFollette was successful in one phase of his fight to compel the Secre tary of the Treasury to give "pitiless publicity" to tax returns. lie obtain ed the adoption by an overwhelming vote of an amendment compelling holders of Federal. State, municipal and other tax-free securities to list their holdings when they make their tax returns. The vote on this was 38 to 11. Another amendment of LaFollette's to increase existing inheritance taxes to a maximum of 50 per cent where the amount exceeded $30,000,000 was defeated by a vote of 39 to 28. Party iUnes Split. Party lines were badly split in the vote on all three of the LaFollette amendments, a considerable propor tion of the Republican side joining with a large number of Democratic Senators in supporting them/ Debate on the amendments was often acrimonious, and as LaFollette charged Secretary Mellon with "pointing out how wealth can defy the law in evad ing its just aqnd Lair share of taxa tion," he engaged in frequent tilts with Senators Penrose of Pennsyl vania. Watson of Indiana, Shortridge of California, and other Republican Senators. "The fiscal head of the Govern ment," LaFollette asserted, "has laid down the principle that wealth will not and cannot be made to bear its fair and full share of taxation, that the people must carry far more than their fair, and just share of taxation if the revenue needs of the Govern ment are to be met successfdlly. "He has laid down that yrindple brazenly and impudently, and he ought to be retired for making a decla ration of that sort." More Than 500,000 Rats Put to Death in Paris PARIS, Nov. 6.-More than 570,114 rats have been killed in Paris since the offensive against them was started a year ago. Bonuses have been pal at the rate of thirty centimes a hea-1. In the first month of the campaign the bonus was paid upon delivery by the rat hunter of the tail of the ani mal, but a sewer cleaner became an expert in the art of manufacturi'ig rat tails of leather and other material, at the rate of several hundreds per day, and since then the bonus has been '"per head" instead of "per tail." Refuses to Pay $5,000 for Kiss; Is Fined $10 PARIS, Nov. 5.-The pecuniav value of a kiss is agitating the Paris courts. Mme. Vera Ostoneki says she was forcibly kissed by Ebenezer Whit field, a wealthy Englishman, whan alone with him in a railway compart ment. -Mme, Vera demanded $5,0' I. Whitfield refused to pay, saying he would rather go to jail. The court compromised by sentencing him to a month in jail or $10 fine. Farmer Balks at $3,000 Bill for Fixing Girl's Teeth Jansen, farmer, has a son who got a gold crown on a tooth for $8, so whc .i his 1 een.'.,ar-old daughter wrote from Chicago that her teeth must be fixed at ont'qe, he consented. He got a bill for $3,000 for platinum fillings. .Jansen Is waiting to be suedi. BSTITUTES! UPON .CAP for our H EiMI nhe rTEE U,- Pa Pure ted M . Cold & Stormy Weather Maner Buttoned Around Neck )REN AND MEN uld your dealer not earry as we sell to store only. FLER CAP CO., INC.