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Jttittana Haifa STimrfl INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, Dally Except Sunday, 25-29 South Meridian Street Telephones—Main 3500, New 28-351 MEMBERS OF AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS. | Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, G. Logao Payne Cos. Advertising office. } „ ew | o ' rk Bo , t^ni P , vne .’ Burn, ft Smith. Inc. rT IS HARDLY possible, however, that those south side ladles are less Interested in good school buildings for their children than in new barns for the city’s hired mules. IT IS SIGNIFICANT that there was no protest from the Taxpayers’ League when the city issued bonds to buy more Slutz fire trucks than the underwriters recommend! MR. FESSLER says he does not question the justice of the street car company’s appeal for a reduction of its assessment, but he nevertheless opposes it. And still people wonder why we do not have efficient street car service. DOUBTLESS it was still greater modesty that prevented Mayor Jewett from including the $400,000 bond issue for the purchase of fire equipment that was not needed from hiß list of bond issues during his adminis action. IN URGING portable school buildings for Indianapolis school children, Mr. Potts says that all the great men he ever knew went to school in log cabins. We have yet to hear any great men urging a return to log cabin schools, however. MR. HILKENE has disclosed that the gambling emporiums on the avenoo were equipped with partitions and extra wall with tbe full consent of the building department. Thus is the suspicion that the city adminis tration knew all about the gambling very well confirmed! SAM ASHBY says he favors a higher city fare for interurbans. After while we may find out whether or not there is truth in the rumor that Mayor Jewett received the promise of direct control over the street car situation in Indianapolis when Goodrich sold the garbage plant to the city. Distrust Recently a resident of Jefferson avenue, near Twelfth street, was chased by a policeman in the small hours of the morning and was shot at by the officer of the law. When they recovered their senses each con fessed that he thought the other fellow a hold-up man. Someone might have been killed in the afTair, but by good fortune no one was. It developed that the person shot at was a night employe of an indus try and was just going home and he believed the policeman was a thug. When a community gets so full of distrust that citizens begin to shoot at each other, it is time to call a halt and to correct that which makes them so nervous. This distrust which is running all through the mind of the public today is serious Indeed. Distrust arises out of the unsatisfactory administration of law in the community, either by the police or the courts. Hold-ups occur, burglaries are reported and day after day the same things take place. The natural result of this is the average citizen is in a state of mind where he dis trusts every one and thinks a late hour keeper is a thug or burglar. And this same feeling gets contagious and affects even the police so thy distrust the man who happens to work late and is going home in & most Inoffensive manner. One of the signs of the times is the unrest and distrust in which we live. Every little act which is a failure of an officer properly to perform his duty contributes to this feeling. So many wrong acts of commission and omission are charged to public officers that confidence In them is at low ebb and the Inevitable results. The logical end of the whole matter Is Just what we seek to avoid, for it means chaos in which each citizen becomes a law unto himself, carrying his own defense and Justifying shooting at any stranger upon sight. It is to be hoped that a wiser administration of the laws will again Inspire confidence and that no more law-abiding citizens will be obliged to dodge bullets. Dirty Milk During all the war and the strenuous days following it, there was very little prosecuUort under the pure food act, but Just recently two dairymen were fined in this city for watering milk. An analysis was made and tes timony produced that the milk was adulterated with water. Then, up at Kokomo, a number of arrests were made, the officers alleg- j Ing that the mi k was dirty, and so some dairymen are prepared to boycott tha f city. Possibly they will send their dirty milk to Indianapolis or wher ever they can find a market for it In the light of all that has been learned in modern sanitation, there is a revolt against anything but pure milk. Perhaps the high standard of cleanliness maintained by certain dealers has led to greater expectations than ever before. It is known that milk is very susceptible to contamina tion and that it is a very delicate product to handle. On the other hand. It Is such an important diet to children that it should be maintained at the highest possible standard of cleanliness. To think of feeding a helpless baby dirty food or of giving It milk adulterated with water so that the food value is not there, is not compatible with the ideas of today, indeed, we are farther away from adulterated food than ever before, in spite of high price.. The milkman plays such an Important part In the life of the family that he should be treated with justice and respect but, on the other hand, he should be prosecuted to the limit if his practices are unfair. Politics and Judges It is understood that an attempt will be made before the coming Legis lature to have a bill passed taking the election of all county Judges out of politics. About the only thing that can come from this is a confirmation of the fact that the American public is not satisfied with the present administra tion of justice. The nearness of politics to the entire American system of living is such that judges cannot be eliminated from politics. Indeed, in England, where the Judiciary is more highly respected than In America, unless possibly our Federal courts are to be excepted, there Is politics In the appointment of a judge, but the politics is of a higher and better kind than general here. Often In America a man can he elected judge because he is a good handshaker when he Ib very Innocent of law, although the element that! should elect a man is his ability to be a better or more capable judge. In his nomination or appointment there is bound to be more or less politics. That cannot be avoided and indeed it Is a question whether It should be. However, nothing justifies a politician on the bench; he makes a sorry spectacle of himself and his administration of justice is a farce. All of this gets back to the individual. If every individual wants good government and will insist upon it, we will have the best government imaginable by insisting upon It. As long as the creating powers or appoint ing powers are political, politics cannot be avoided in the selection of judges. But pven that is no reason why politics should Interfere with the strict administration of Justice. , Four flushing! Defending the Anti-Saloon League against charges of inactivity in re gard to the Kokomo Country Club orgy, as printed in the Times, E. S. Shu maker writes: “This information, secured by the direction of Mr. McNaught, has been turned over to the United States Government and the Government will now no doubt probe the matter to the bottom." * • • "We are tied up with the Federal grand jury, which probably will be fat session two months considering many cases of Importance and we have little time to give Just now to matters that might just as well be handled by local authorities," says Frederick Van Nuys, United States district at torney, who also declared that none of the aforesaid information has been delivered to his office by Shumaker or any one else. • • • In the meanwhile, Mr. Shumaker of the Anti-Saloon League doubtless feels that he has obtained sufficient publicity for the league’s heroic efforts to enforce the law to entitle his solicitor for funds tovextraordinary con tllsratioc. * v \ WHEN A GIRL MARRIES A New Serial of Young Married Lite CHAPTER CIX. In an almost unbelievably short time after I had dlacovered her return to town, the bell rang, and I opened my door to find Betty Bryce on the threshold. She'put out her two hands to me and stooped and kissed me. Then, In a voice as taut as an E-strlng, Betty questioned me: •‘Where’s our Jimmle-boy? Why did you almost cry for joy when you got me over the wire? What's the matter, little lilac lady? You aren't turning Into an—orchid, you?" “Why, Betty—you’re .fairly breathless. You hurried over here like mad!” X cried. “You’re a dear! From the first you’ve taken the greatest Interest" — Betty interrupted with a certain qual ity of dryness In her voice: “I know, Princess Anne. From the first—l butted In. But 1 liked you. And Jim —I owe him more than I can ever re pay—more than X can bring myself to talk about. And I understand Jim —he’s like my poor Atherton. If I’d under stood—Atherton—in time—perhaps that burning airplane wouldn’t have Oh! I can't put It Into words —but If what I went through can ever save you two from drifting apart " Betty had stepped back—and her eyes were wide with the pain of something she visioned and wanted to forget. Her scarred right hand went to her throat, PUSS IN BOOTS JR. Now let me see where we left off In the last story. Oh yes, I remember. Little Puss Junior was In Goosevllle sit ting on the stone bench that circled the fountain where the big marble goose •quirted water through his big bill. “Well, It was very kind of you to tell me that Interesting story,’’ said little Puss to the Goose Sentinel, who bud Just related the story of how the geese saved Rome. “But I must be on my way.” For he who tarries much too long. Will find he has been doing wrong. One must be up and on his way. And not spend too much time in play. And Puss took off his cap and bowed, and then he went and soon Goosevllle was far, far behind, and by and by, not so very long, he came to a great forest where dwelt an old woodcutter In his little house. So Puss went up and knocked on the door, but no one came, and, as the door was bolted. Puss had to content himself by sitting down on a bench outside, and pretty soon he was fast asleep. And while he slept he had a dream, and this Is what it was: Once upon a time there was a noble duke who was greatly worried because many of his beautiful roses were stolen from his garden. So one day he went into the forest to find an honest woodcutter whom he could trust to watch over his flowers. And as the duke walked along he heard a funny little voice close at hand, and, looking down, he saw a small figure dressed In green clothes. "What wouldst thou have?" asked the Duke. “I.et me guard thy roses,” replied the little man. “How doeat thou know I need some QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (Any reader can get the answer to auy question by writing the Indians Dally Times Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskln, Director, Wash ington, 1). C. This offer applies strictly to Information. The bureau canffbt give advice on legal, medical and financial matters. It does not attempt to settle domestic troubles, nor to undertake exhaustive research on any subject. Write your question plainly and briefly. Give full name and address and enclose 2 cents la stamps for return postage. All re plies are sent direct to the inquirer.) INVENTION OF BASEBAIA. Q Who Invented the gume of baseball? IT W. A. Abner Doubleday, who later went to West Point, and utimatelv became a major general In tbe t'nited States Army. Is given the credit for originating the game In 1830. He and some other young men began to play a game they after wards called baseball. One of theta named Cartwright had the idea of n dia mond to Improve the game. “Two Old Cat” and “Three Old Cat” were still early forms of ball nnd were adapted probably from the English game of roundera. WORK OF DIVERS. Q. How deep do divers go and how long do they stay ? F. H. P. A. The, Navy Department saya that divers can reach the depth of 260 feet it equipped with the most modern appara tus, and can stay down about two hours. home-made piakct bi tter. Q Can peanut butter be made at home? S W. 8. A. With a meat grinder the process Is simple. Roaat the peanuts moderately. If they hare been purchased raw Re move shells nnd skins. l'ie finest plate on grinder and screw up tension until crank 1s hard to turn. If pulp is to* coarse, run through grinder a second time. Add aatt to suit taste, and some olive oil if desired. DEEPEST OIL WELLS. Q. Where are the deepest 01. wells In the world? C. It. T. A. The Geological Survey says that three of the deepest oil wells are 1-n this country and one In Germany. The J. 11. Lake, near Fairmont, West Virginia, is 7,679 feet deep: the Oof', near Clarks burg, West Virginia, Is 7,380 feet deep; the well at thtuchon, Germany, has a depth of 7,348 feet, and the It. A. Geary, near McDonald, Pa., 7,248 fet. ** rOI’NDKD BY JOHN LYNCH. Q. How did Lynchburg, Va., get its name ? L. L A. Lynchburg wag named after John Lynch who founded the city In 1786. COPY FROM THE SPANISH. Q. Was the tower on Madison .Square Garden modeled after some old world tower? 11. E. F. A. This tower, over 300 feet in height, was copied from the Giralda at Seville, Spain. The Giralda, now serving as the BRINGING UP FATHER. j j II Ht TO ee O'ON’T I tell too mot to ] I v/ell-voo told me not to throw | NOT TO THROW.YOUR AWnjL-UT Q.UIE.T - l LEAVE. THE PORCH? CWT < ' _ HE CCM% A'aHE'b ON THE. LAWN t>o l OC.AR A'oHE<b ON THE K">vN ®f®*3 WONDER IF" HE HA,fb >OU EVER OO ANT THNO I DOWN To THE RIVER -n ) MWB ur-1 , (Cj IS 20 ■* INTO. ~*...■ in‘"Cl I.C J £ 'll I I INDIANA DAILY TIMES, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1920. By Ann Lisle clutched there for a second nnd then laid itself across her cool lips. I was probing a deeper wound than the one on her hand. And It was for me— to help me. I went over and took that scarred hand In both of mine. “Betty, I do understand a little. Some how I’ve been coming closer and closer to you for weeks. In the beginning I was jealous—l thought you were so beauti ful Jim couldn’t help—caring lor you. I thought every man who knew you must care.” “Don’t—don't, Anne!” cried Betty. "I fail the men who care for me. I always hurt the one who loves me best. It seems atonement for that to be —a gool pal to these who like me. I—l’m afraid of love. It’s friendship I want —that I try to give.” “You've shown It, Betty. Even tonight —hurrying over hero so we could all start together. Oh, Betty, that was like you! I can’t tell you how thankful I am that you were back two weeks early. But you baveu't told roe yet Just how It happened.” Betty snatched away the scarred hand I had taken In mine. Her eyes widened, but she shook head. Then I knew that it was no Idle chance that had brought her back, but that something momentous was at stake. —Copyright, 1920. (To be continned.) one to guard them?” asked the Duke. “Because I know everything,” said the little man. “Come with me," cried the Duke, “for a man who knows everything, even though ho Is no larger than thee, is worth more than a thousand wise men!” The Duke then turned upon his heel and retraced his steps, followed by tbe little man of the wood. And Just then an acorn fell off a tree and hit Puss Junior on the nose, and of course he woke up with a start. But, would you believe it? As he rubbed his eyes with his paw, be saw the Duke and the little man of ths wood walking uway. “Goodness me!” cried Puss, "my dream Is true,” and ho Jumped down and followed them, and by and by they came to the castle, and Puss hid In the garden, for he thought he might find out’ who stole the beautiful rosea. Well, after a while, when evening came, the iltt.c man of the wood sprinkled all the flowers with snuff powder, and then he bid himself behind a bush. And after a while, when It grew dark, two courtiers came out of the palace, and seeing no one near, plucked dozens and dosens of the beautiful roses and threw them over the garden wall, where a man with a great basket bid them away. But, oh dear me! In a few minutes those two courtiers began to sneese their heads off, for the snuff powder got up the'r noses and In their eyes, and while they were ineesing, the little man of the wood ran Into the castle and called the Duke. And In the next story you shall hear what happened after that. —Copy- right, 1920. To Be Continned. belfry of the cathedral at Seville, was built between 1184 and 1190 as • minaret i ol a mosque. MEANING OF MADONNA. Q. Wbat does "Madonna" mean? T. B. 8. A. Madonna Is an Italian word signi fying "My lady.” It Is especially applied to the Virgin Mary and has become In corporated In other languages, particu larly when used to describe the Mother of Cbriat In works of art. ORIGIN OF TERM. Q. What Is the origin of the word limerick? N. O. G. A 3'he word la said to have been adopted ns a name for a certain kind of nonsense rhyme because an old aong cur rent In Ireland, which had the SHine verse construction, Contained the place named “Limerick." STRANGE AFFLICTION. Q. Is colored bearing a disease? If so. Is It a common one? F. H. A .Colored hearing or chromaestbesla, ia found quite as often among normal Individuals as It Is among nenrotic per sons snd Is no Indiration of tllne.-’S. The | association of certain colors with oer ! la n sounds is found in about one per i son In eight. A MILLION TWENTIES. Q. What is the weight of a million twenty- dollar bills? J, L. G. A. The Treasury Department says that ! a million paper bills, whether one.dollar !or twenty dollar bill*, would weigh about 3,000 pounds. ! SPEED LIMIT IN BUENOS AIRES. i Q. What Is the speed limit for auto mobiles In Buenos Aires? C. R. A. In the city of Buenos Aires, traffic regulations require motorists to keep to the left of the road nnd drive not more than 14 kilometers, or 8.7 miles, pr hour. Outside of the larger cities, no speed limit exists. "SICK MAN OF EUROPE.” Q. Who originated the term “Sick Man of Europe?" A. F. A. This phrnse was coined by Czar Nicholas of Russia, .Tan. 11, 1864, and applied by him to Turkey during the Itusso-Turkish War. WHERE COFFEE GETS ITS NAME. Q. How did coffee get Its name? r. a. t. A. Coffee derives its name from Knffn ,n Abyssinia, In which country It Is believed that coffee trees originated. The botanical name Coffen arablca was given il because It was In Arabia that coffee was first cultivated and used as a bever age. BROOM CORN FOR PAPER PULP. Q. Could you help us find n use for the waste of broom corn In malting brooms? C. V. H A. Broom corn stalk Is suitable so far ns quality and yield of pulp Is con cerned. for use In piper making. It reduces to pulp rapidly and with a Insure Your Real Estate Deals V\7HEN you buy or sell Real Estate, deal through a Realtor and be * * assured of expert service and square dealing. In these days of busi ness uncertainty you need dependable advice in all matters pertaining to buying and selling, renting or leasing property. Only members of tlie Indianapolis Real Estate Board are known as Realtors, for they operate under a strict code of ethics formulated by the National As sociation of Real Estate Boards, and enforced by the Indianapolis Board. Realtors are more than mere brokers— they are equipped by study and ex perience to render professional service. Fortunes have been made in real estate in Indianapolis and in most in stances property has been bought or sold on advice of a dependable real estate dealer . Indianapolis Real Estate Board “An Association of Realtors" 817 to 820 Lemcke Building Harry G. Templeton, Executive Secretary •mall consumption of steam and ohetn lea la. * The most serious disadvantage Is the limited production of the raw mate rial. tbe total of which does not amount to more than 1,000 tone for the entire United States. RAILROAD FREIGHT EXPENSE. Q. How much does it cost to run a freight train one mile? T. P. A. The Railroad Information Bureau says that taking into account the princi pal items of expense, a total of $1 89 Is reached for July, 1920. as compared with $1.63 per mlie for July, 1919. weight of plate glass. O. How much does plate glass weigh? A. 11. K. A. Plate glass weighs about three and one half pounds to tlie square foot. It will vary somewhat, since It varies In thickness from three-tenths to one-half nan. WHAT IS A “WHANGDOODLE?” Q. A man In a lecture used the expres sion, “Where tbe whangdoodle erletb for his flrat born." Where can this phrase be found, and what la a whangdoodle? U. H. M. A. The whangdoodle Is a fictitious ani mal whose characteristics have never been adequately described. The lino reads, "Where the Ijon roareth and the whangdoodle mourncth for Its first bom,” and la from a recitation. “The Harp of a Thousand Strings." published anony mously, but attributed to W. T. Bran na. TRANSCONTINENTAL RATE. Q. Ia there to be a transcontinental nlrplajio race from Now York to Los Angeles this wlntir? A. 8. j A. The Aero Club of America says that i there will be such a race this winter from New York via Washington, Atlanta, New Orleans, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico to Los ingeles. ORIGINAL HADDON HALL. Q. Where was the original Haddon Hall? I. M. C. A. Haddon Hall is an English mansion situated two tulles southeast of llakewcll In Derbyshire, England. It belonged originally to the AVenel family, but passed Into the hands of the Vernons, nnd then with tho marriage of Dorothy Vernon to R r John Manners, became the seat of the Rutland line. CHAR \CTER OF THREAD. Q Why does cotton thread twist tighter while sewing and silk thread lose Us twist? G. A. M. A. Cotton Is known as knitting twist and la made up of three cords, each con ! talnlng two strands. Silk Is known as crochet twist and is mtde up of three strands or cords. Cotton and silk have opposite twists. An occasional slight turning of the needle while sewing, hav ing ascertained the direction which will maintain the proper twist, la a simple remedy. THE MISSISSIPPI BUBBLE. Q. What is meant by the term. “Mis sissippi bubble?” J. E. A. “The Mississippi bubble" was a banking and commercial scheme project- HOROSCOPE The stsrs Incline, but do not compel” SUNDAY, DEC. It. Until late today tbe planetry rule Is unimportant, according to astrology. In the afternoon Jupiter dominates with a kindly power. Under this government of the stars persoua who live much in thought should benefit. Cle.rg.vmen, orstors and statesmen have the best possible direction, making for access of seal and increase of aebieve- Emphasis on truth will be strongly recommended and constantly preached in the next few weeks, owing to a strange event. Persons whose blrtbdate It Is will have a very successful year, but they must not cuter Into litigation of any sort. Children born on this duy may be en dowed with a sarcastic wit, but they are like.y to be extremely gifted and very fortunate. MONDAY, DEC. 13. This Is not an important day In plan etary direction, according to astrology. Early in tbe morning tbe sun is in a mildly benefic aspect, while later Saturn rules kindly. ( All who desire to seek employment will do well to moke this morning count in positive effort, for there la fair chance of good luck. The United States must r neß many serious problems In the coming months and If wisdom guides the people they will seek harmony and better under standing. Persons whose blrtbdate tt is have the augury of a pleasant, busy year. Those who are employed may be promoted. All tho financial signs are good. Children born on this day will be en ergetic and fond of their chosen work. Rapid rise and happy marriage are in dicated.—Copyright, 1920. Tbe Realtor KNOWS real estate values. He is in constant touch with all transactions; he watches the trend of development; he studies the influ ences which govern prices. There never was a better time to buy Indianapolis real estate than now. Dur ing the last year 65 new industries have come to Indianapolis. It is growth of a city that enhances real estate values. Consult a Realtor before you buy, sell or lease property. ed In Francs at the beginning of the reign of Louis XV by a Scottish Snan tier named John Law. It resulted in the panic of 1720. CHARTER OAK MONUMENT. Q. What is the Inscription on the monu ment erected where the Charter Oak j tood ? \V. A. R. | A. This monument, unveiled In. Hart- J ford. Conn., In 1909, is a simple granite i obelisk encircled by oak leaves and rest ing upon a globe which In turn rests | upon foui dolphins. The inscription reads “Near this spot stood the Charter Oak, memorable In the history of the colony of Connecticut as the hiding place of the charter Oct. 31, 1687. The tree fell Aug. 21, 18o0.” PICTURES ON CURRENCY. Q Whose picture Is on a $10,900 note, a $6,006 note, SI,OOO note and S6OO note. F. E. S. A. A SIO,OOO United States note bears the portrait of Andrew Jackson. A $6,000 United States note, gold certificate, bears the portrait of President Madison. A SI,OOO gold certificate has the portrait of Alexander Hamilton. A S3OO gold cer tificate bears the portrait of Abraham Lincoln. LANGUAGE OF ICELAND. Q. Has Iceland a language of Its own? T. R. A. The language of Iceland Is Iclandic. It's the spoken and written language of its 86.000 inhabitants. Its origin was in the language of its first settlers, who were” Norwegians. While the New Iclandic has undergone a continual intern 1 develop ment. it still remains the most ancient of the Germanic tongues in characteris* tics. HISTORY OF PEACHES. Q. Were peaches known in Bible times ? O. W. A. While the peach is not mentioned in tbe Bible, It Is an nuclent fruit nnd was surely known at the time of the birth of Christ, since it was Introduced into Italy from Persia ab6ut the year 50 A. I). KEROSENE HEAT. Q. llow many gallons of kerosene would have to be burned in heating i> house in order to obtain the same amount of heat generated by one ton of unthraelte coal? 1,. E. T. A. The Bureau of Mines states that from 150 to 175 gallons of kerosene would have to be burned in heating a house in order to obtain the same amount of heat that would be obtnlncd h; burning one ton of chestnut-size nn hraelte coal. VICTORY MEDALS ISSUED DIRECT Main Recruiting Stations to Give Clasps ‘France.’ So great has been the success of the experimental distribution of Victory medals direct front the army recruiting offices in New York, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa., that MuJ. Gen. P. C. Harris, adjutant general of the hns instructed all fifty-sir mnin recruit ing stations throughout the United States to issue medals direct for certain classes of service in a simitar manner, begin ning Dec, 10, according to information received at the local recruiting office. A shipment of 150.000 medals is now on the way from the Philadelphia depot to va rious stations. These offices will issue medals with out clasps for service in the United States and for overseas bearing the clasp "France.” Applications for medals for ail other service, including clasps for the thirteen major operations, as well as the defensive sector clasp, will be made a* heretofore, through the local recruiting officer or any veterans' organization and forwarded from Philadelphia. The reason that medals with battle clasps cannot be given out by*the re cruiting officers upon application direct is because there are more than 300 dif ferent combinations, and these clasps are affixed by machinery. It would be im possible for every recruiting station to keep in stock such a large variety of combinations. To date. Victory medals have been is sued to 015.382 men, which is about 15 per cent of the number entitled to them. The War Department announces lhat it Is not the intention to lessen the signiti cance of the single-clasp medals, but that it is desired to help veterans get them iu the quickest way. Fish Transported in Square Cans- SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. U.— State Fish and Game Commissioner K. R. Sidowny has ordered the use of square containers for the transportation of live fish to various hatcheries through out the State. The commissioner de clares that the constantly whirling water in round cans makes the fish dizzy, some times proving fatal. OBEYED ORDERS.