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AS IS USUAL with livestock fanciers, the municipal yards and mule
bams take precedence among the improvements the city proposes for
next year.
WONDER if It is true that at that conference between Bull Moose
Walker and Judge Collins it was determined that Bull Moose Is a perfectly
proper bondsman for the criminal court?
PROBABLY because of a false sense of modesty, Mayor Jewett does
not refer to the $175,000 bond issue for the purchase of the garbage plant
In his enumeration of the bond issues during his administration.
The New Farmer
Time was when the farmer was pictured as a more or less illiterate
Individual with unruly whiskers, who chewed a straw and was an easy
prey to lightning rod agents and numerous other get rich quick individuals.
That day Is rapidly passing and In many localities it already is looked
back upon as a Jtort of an unfortunate past. The modern farmer Is a busi
ness man. His outloek extends far beyond the confines of his acreage or
of his community. He has come to realize that world events mean much
to him.
The men who t gathered in the convention of the American Farm Bu
reau Federation, Just closed, are types of the modern farmer. The con
vention dealt with national affairs as they affect the life cf the farmer and
all the discussion of speakers concerned these affairs.
The convention closed with the adoption of a “platform" that is some
thing of a revelation. It deals with taxation, with the tariff, with trans
portation and with governmental affairs that affect to a large measure both
agriculture and other forms of business.
It is significant that at almost the same instant that Secretary of the
Treasury Houston was declaring against a system of taxation that can be
escaped through the issuance of “stock divid -nds” the farmers' convention
was adopting a resolution along exactly the same lines.
The farmers declared for a revision of the tariff which would protect
their products. They declared against government paternalism of public
utilities and transportation corporations and demanded they be put en
tirely on thetr own resources.
It is significant also that the fanners declared for the rijght of col
lective bargaining. In this connection, the word “cooperation" seemed to
appear in nearly every fifth sentence uttered by every speaker. Coopera
tion means organization and organization means powei\
It is safe to predict that in the near future agriculture will hold in
national affairs a position undreamed of in the past.
Why This Neglect?
In its last analysis the failure of Prosecutor Claris Adams to appear in
Police Court in the case of State versus Dan Smith recently, is conclusive
evidence of the complete failure of a public official charged with enforce
ment of the law to make even so much as a semblance of an effort to per
form his duty. >v
Smith was arrested Nov. 12 and was not tried until Dec. 7. The prose
cutor had three weeks in which to prepare a case against him and made
absolutely no preparations.
The prosecutor was charged by law with the duty of appearing in per
son or by dejjuty to represent the State of Indiana in the case.
He did not appear personally nor by deputy,
v His complete failure to do his duty in the Dan Smith case is a matter
ihr candid consideration.
Adams either neglected this case through sheer Incompetency or
through unwillingness to do his duty.
Os the two theories the latter will be supported in the public mind by
'eason of the many circums’tances that, unexplained, point to the latter
conclusion as the correct one*
in the first place, Dan Smith has conducted whatever business he has
been conducting at 18 West Market street for many months in ‘the face
af innumerable complaints to the effect that the place is a common gambling
Chief Kinney has defended his lack of interference with it on the
pounds that he was endeavoring without success to raid it.
Eventually, the place was raided by a squad under the direction of
Sergeant Russell.
Before the case came to trial Russell was reduced so the rank of pa
:rolman by the board of safety.
* When the case came to trial it developed that no one connected with
“se prosecutor's office had even gone to the {rouble of looking over the
svidence. X
When that evidence was submitted to the court it became known that
the name of a banker who has been associated with the Governor of In
diana in business deals for many years, was involved.
In the interval between the arrest and the trial a great deal of Inter
est was shown in the case by a member of the board of works whose
political activities are widely known.
To cap the whole sheaf of neglect and blundering the regular deputy
prosecutor in the court absents himself from the trial and leaves It in the
hands of a willing but unexperienced city official for prosecution.
The whole affair shows plainly that there was no desire on the part
of the prosecutor to convict Dan Smith. It shows that none of the rou
tine things that tend to bring about conviction was done by the prosecutor.
The trial of Dan Smith is conclusive evidecce of the fact that the offi
cials of Indianapolis and Marion County do not want betting on horse
races stopped. \
The natural question*is why?
Mule Barns or Schooihouscs2
Naturalists tell us that It is characteristic of the ostrich that it sticks
Jts.head in the sand and imagines because it cannot see danger that there
is no danger.
There are a great many "ostriches" in Indianapolis. Thpy are the
men and women who realize that there is danger in neglect and abuse in
public affairs but prefer to ignore the neglect and abuse in the vain hope
that by ignoring it they can avoid danger.
The policy of the ostrich appears to have been in the ascendency in
our school system tor many years.
The housing of school children has been inadequate.
The approach of the period when improvement at any cost Is com
pulsory has driven more and more ostrich head3 into the sand, until today
a great part of the population of Indianapolis can neither see nor hear
the manifestations of a very grave danger.
This community will not willingly risk the health cf its school chil
dren, nor willing!? subscribe to a policy that stunts their growth, impairs
their faculties and deprives them of the proper environments for devel
opment, mentally and physically.
Yet the community has stood with its head in the sand while increases
in population have caused the school enrollment to outgrow- the school
facilities. ■ ,
About a year ago citizens who had not stuck their heads in the sand
protested in sufficient number to make their protest heard.
They demanded decent accommodations for school children in In
dianapolis and they refused to hush their demands when the sand lovers
implored them to keep still for fear they attract attention to the shame
of Indianapolis. / .
' Asa result of this protest a start was made toward proper housing of
school children in this city.
As waa to be expected, the debt limit, was encountered speedily.
Today the school board finds itseif with all the funds at its command,
to meet the demands for proper school buildings—buildings that should
have been erected years ago. . " *
Now there is a disposition on the part of many harassed taxpayers to
urge abandonment of improvements.
We cannot believe that these taxpayers have given the subject the
thought it deserves. \
We do not believe that the comrauniW as a whole Is willing that
mone3| be spent for new barns for city mutes while decent sclioolhouses
are denied our children.
It has been the contention of many persons interested in genuine pro
hibition that a concerted attempt Is being made in the United States to
nullify the prohibition statutes by making them ridiculous. Nothing dis
gusts an average American more than the lack of what is known as "horse
sense.” The latest ruling of the Bureau of Internal Revenue that plum
pudding, mince meat and other foods in common use during the holidays
Cannot be flavored with liquor without violation of the Federal statutes,
and the seizure of mince meat by prohibition enforcement officers in Hous
ton, Texas, because it was suspected of containing more than one-half of
1 per cent alcohol, may not be part of a plot to undermine prohibition, but
they have all the earmarks of it.
Oppressive laws never are enforceable. Whether all laws should be
enforced regardless of their popularity or lack of It is another matter. But
(he truth is and always will be that no law Is stronger -than popular opin
ion. Popular opinion demanded the abolishment of the drinking saloon
and so it was abolished over the protests of some millions of Americans.
But popular opinion has not demanded the doing away with flavored mince !
meat, brandy sauce, home-majle wine and the like, and is not at nil likely
to make any such demand.
But if the laws be so interpreted as to include oppressive treatment of
persons who have no intention to violate the spirit of the prohibition law,
the natural effect of such treatment will be to turn against prohibition
many .of the persons who have been its ardent supporters. This, of course,
would be pleasing to the "wets,” but it will be deplored by the real friends
of prohibition.
And those who oppose the traffic in liquor need not feel that the fight
for the continued use of alcohol for beverage purposes is at an end, for it
is not. The "wets,” while discouraged, have not abandoned hope. If they
can bring prohibition laws Into disrepute by their fanatical enforcement
they will have even a greater chance of restoring the dethroned King Al
cohol. This Is a time for genuine champions of prohibition to be on their
guard against sly tricks played under guise of friendship.—Muncie Press.
A New Serial of Young Married Lite
For lotig minutes after I hnd told
"Mr. Norreyg tha I would Invito my
"rtium” to Join us at the dinner where
we planned to discuss his endowment
fund for the canteen I stood Inactive,
frozen Into helplessness.
Who was there for me to ask ?
A woman chum. Indeed! I Hadn't even
n woman friend, much less an intimate.
Evvy and Jim's sisters, the nearest ap
proach to women on whom I had some
semblance of a right to count, were
busy. I couldn't much them If 1 tried.
Since my marriage I had drifted away
from the women of my buslnesa life. I
didn't even know If Kate Casel of Hal
dane's wss living nt her old address.
I tried It. Yes. Miss Cassel lived there,
hut she was out. Wearily I left my
name, knowing the while that It prob
ably didn't mean a thing to Kate Caa
sti any more.
What was I to do? Mr. Norreya hart
told me chivalrously nod delicately,
without really putting It into words,
that he wouldn’t dream of Inviting an
other man’s* wife to dine with him alone
and unebaperoned. He knew the world.
He understood whnt It would asy on see
ing an employer with the wlfd*of one of
the men who worked fur him. I myself
wouldn't ordlparlly contemplate anything
In auch bad taste as dining out with
another nun.
But I had, however, taken tea alone
with Pnt Dalton—for Virginia. Why
wasn't It exactly as "all right" for me
to tnke dinner with Mr. Norreya—for
the Canteen?
Dizzily *1 went over these things In
my nflnd. knowing even as I did so that
I must find a "woman chum * partly be
cause I had told Mr. Norreya tliit I
would, and hr wnant the kind of man
to whom I would confess that I riiad been
bluffing, partly because my own dig
nlty demanded that Jim's wife guard
the home ties he seemed to value so
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Q. What Is the glass called that is used
in railway stations for roofs and which
contains some metal? ~D. T. H.
A. This material is listed as wire glass,
is a combination of win and glass, and
is used where a single wlde-urehed roof
spans a large area and is depended upou
tu furnish light. It Is also used for win
dows Injax posed locations as a* precaution
against fire and other accidents. The
Iron of which the netting Is composed
Las a higher fusing point than the glass
and will retain its shape and hold the
glass together, even after, the latter has
become plastic.
THE GREAT commoner..
Q. Who was known as the Great Com
moner? I'
A. This was a popular title of William
Pitt, the elder, before he became Earl
of Chatham and left the House of Com
mons for the House of Lords. t
Q. Did Betty Green amass her entire
fortune herself, or was some of It In
herited ? L K-
A. Mrs. Hetty Green waa left a large
fortune by her father, Edward Mott
Robinson, who died when she was 30
old. Two years Interfile married
Edward 11. Green. • '
Q What Is the largest flower In the
world? ”• 1! - C.
A. The largest flower known Is the
rafflesla. It is a parasite on the roots of
a species of wild vine found on the island
of Sumatra. There are uo leaves, and the
petaL of the (lower are a foot long, one
fourth inch thick in the thinnest part
and three-fourths of an inch in the thick
est. The entire flower measures about a
yard across, and weighs about fifteen
pounds, and Is of a flesh-colored or yel
low tint with mottling* of purple.
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By Ann Lisla
1 arlotta Sturges? I couldn't ask her.
- a jAPulsioti for her flamboyant
red hair and conspicuous clothes. And
where Carlotta was concerned there
waa Virginia to .consider. I was stili
f oo close to her reaction on finding out
who (/ was with whom I had first
Pat. I could still hear her laying:
"Miss Sturges? Not—Carlotta Sturges?"
No. Carlotta Sturges was out of the
There wasn't any one else. I had no
other women friends—no acquaintances
even. I was a lonely, unpopular wom
an. I had no friends
Then I thought of Betty. I remeni
hered the day I bad called on her tp
help me select the house present Jim and
I gave Virginia. How delighted Betty
had been at my friendliness, bow she
had warmed to It and how generously
she had followed it up by making me
promise that If ever 1 needed a friend
I would "turn to Betty U."
I heard rny own voice replying, "I'll
turn to Betty B. And though 1 don't
deserve It at all, I know I'll find her
there \vbn I call • • •."—Copyright.
(To be Condoned.)
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As Monsieur Beaueaire at English’s Soon
j Marlon Green, the American baritone,
: who sings and acts the title role in Gil
i bert Miller’s production of the Booth
Tarktngton-Andre Messager romantic
opera, “Monsieur Beaueaire.” which A. ,L.
Erlanger will' 1 present at English’s all
| next week, stepped into this important
1 .
role without any stage experience, and
on his very first cppearance In London
before one of the most " brilliant au
diences crented a furore by his singing
and his acting. The role Is exacting, es
Is well known. It calls for the best
work of a romantic actor. It was a
favorite with Richard Mansfield and
with Lewis Waller, whom the British
adored. Yet on the very first appearance
of Marlon Green he was compared with
both these stars, and favorably, too.
Mr. Green made Ula London appearance
before being seen In bis native country.
He was singing in the Naw York Ora
torio Society when Gilbert Miller came
to New York from London aboui two
years ago and someone suggested that
Green be given a trial. Mr. Miller was
Impressed by his voice and bis presence
and promptly decided to place him in
the title role, inexperienced as he waa.
(ireen In his performance of the title
role carries a cane used by Beau Nash,
the social censor of Bath, a hundred and
fifty years ago. It* was presented to
Mr. Groen by Henry*Aluley, nn English
actor. He also wears a set of diamond
buttons in the character, once the prop
erty of Lewis Waller, who created the
dramatic character In the Booth Tarklng
ton play In England, which were pre
sented to Mr Green by Mr. Waller’s
son. The snuffbox which he use* in
the play Is an antique, historically cor
rect, and once owned by a French no
bleman. - ! - -!• -i-
The attractions on view today Include
the William Rock Revue of 1920 at Eng-
i lish's; "Not So Long Ago," at the Murat;
j Valeska Suratt jn '’Scarlet,"’ nt B. F.
j Keith’s; “Puss Puss," at they Park; the
!A1 Golem Troupe, at the Lyric; “Too
Many Wives,” at the Rialto; twelve
vaudeville and movie features at the
Broadway; “Madamel X?" at the Ohio;
“Dangerous Business, ’’ at the Circle)
"Shipwrecked Among Cannibals,” at the
Isis; “The Isle of Regeneration,” at Mis
ter Smith’s;_“The Iron Rider,” at the
Regent, and "Red Foam,” at the Colonial.
-I- -J- -I
•That being a “tlght-wad" la not with
out considerable merit la humorously
demonstrated in Bryant Washburn’s
latest farce, “Burglar Proof,” which is
the new offering at the Alhambra today,
Friday and Saturday. The hero la a
youth named John Harlow who goes
Into mourning every time he spends a
dime and who could give pointers to a
South Sea Islander when it comes to
evading the high cost of living. A prod
uct of the country, he comes to the city
determined to make a success. He does,
but he ruing his health at the Job. To
sooth his Jangled nerves he up
dancing, on the advice of his physician.
Then along comes a Jazz queen with
whom be falls In love and Dan Cupid Is
Instrumental In getting him to loosen
up his purse strings with a vengeance.
“Burglar Proof baa a romantic flavor
along with Its fun. and the star I*, sup
ported by Lota Wilson, Emily Chidister,
C. H. Geldart, Clarence Burton and
"The stars incline, but do not cornu*!.'•
Astrologers read this as a rather
doubtful day. Although Neptune is In
bmiefli- aspect early In the morning,
Jupiter, the Sun and Saturn are all ad
The New Moon of this day falls in the
eleventh bouse In square to Jupiter and.
Saturn In the eighth. This Is read as
ominous of many deaths among persons
of prominence.
Much rain Is to mark the Eastern win
ter, which will Unger long and be colder
toward Its end.
Persons whose blrthdate It is should
beware of all forma of speculation.
Temptation will come, but It should be
resisted. ,
Children born on this day may be !n
---’cUned to he careless about money and
to spend it recklessly. They are likely
to be gifted and lovable.
r Makes delicious J
Taffy or Candy! I
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A next divinity or fudge—see how smooth and
,* creamy it makes it. And how rare the flavor!
Try Pennant for taffy next time. It is delicious! j&Jj
There are dozens of other uses for Pennant, too.
jyg Try it for all cooking. It is rich,smooth, pure; and !j •itlWw'
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nant from your grocer today. || \ \|| L’
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B/ David Corv.
As Puss Junior and the little girl with
her basket of strawberries rode behind
the handsome prince on his great white
horse, that little yellow bird, whose his
tory I shall tell you some day, began
to sing from a tree top.
The prince and his charger white aa peart
Is carrying home a dear little girl.
Who knows how to bake and knows how
to sew
And sweep away with her broom the
And littl* Pusa Junior, too, be takes
Rack to his castle among the brakes,
Pusa who ffiaa traveled ever ao far
And has seen the land\wh*re the fairies
And then the little bird flew away, and
the little girl laughed and opened her
basket of wild strawberries and gave
one to the prince and on* to Puss, and
then she ate one herself. And the straw
berries weren't nearly as red, as her lips,
which smiled and laughed, for she was
so happy to think that she was going to
the castie and not back to her cruel step
mother. ' v
Well, by and by they came to the
cast!* and the kind, handsome prince
lifted her off his horse, but lie didn't
have to lift Puss down. Oh. my, now.
Puss Jumped off as nimbly as you please.
And then they air went Into the beautiful
castle and thqjirinee had his housekeeper
take the little girl up to a lovely room
and dress her In a beautiful blu* gown
and gold slippers.
And then a footman in livery showed
Puss to his room, where a splendid suit
of velvet lay upon a chair, aetd anew
pair of red top boots stood on the floor.
“These are for you,” said the footman,
and It didn’t take Puss very long to put
them on, let me tell you, and he was very
glad to have them, for his own clothes
were worn and soiled and his red top
boots had holes In them, and every time
be walked his big toe came out and some
times hlit little one.
Well, the flext day Puss said he must
be going, but the little girl stayed wtth
the handsome prince, for he was very
lonely and didn’t have any little girls of
hia own. And she grew up to be a love
ly princess, for the prince married her
snd she always had a strawberry patch
in the garden, to remember how she first
met him. Amd the reason I know all this
Is becaus* that little yellow bird told
me so.
But Puss was soon far away, for he
was • good walker and hurried on to
meet with new adventures, and by and
by, as he neared a little village, he met
a big goose, who flapped her wings and
"This is Goosevtlle. and no on* la al
lowed to come here.”
“Oh, dear me,” said Puss, “won't you
Just Vet me peek over the fence?” for the
town was shut In all around by a high
| board fence. “No, indeed,” said the
| goose, “If I let you in then Id have to
let everybody in, and that would never
do.” v
And Jnet then a big fox jumped out
from oehiifd a tree and caught.the poor
goose. And he would have run away
with her if Puss hadn't hit him with his
sword. And this so frightened that
wicked fox that he let go of the goose
and ran away. And then the goose let
Puss through a little door in the fence
and next time yon shall hear all about
Gooseville.—Copyright. 1920.
(To bo continued.)
EDINBURG. Ind., Dec. 9.—Fire, which
broke out at an early hour this morn
ing destroyed the K. of P. Hall at Mar
letta, the Johnson general store'and th*
residence of Emert Slagle, also a large
barn near by. The loss Is estimated at
$15,000. It Is not known how the fir*
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