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__Egt»bli»hed July 4, 1892 Entered as aecond-class •natter in the Postoffice Brownsville. Texas. THE BROVNSVILIE HERALD PUBLISHING ^■R?^ COMPANY SUBSCRIPTION KATES-Daily and 8unday (7 lesuea) One Year .... $9 90 Six Months . $4.60 Three Months .. $2X5 Mo, th iv.1...... ,/5 MEMBER OP THI ASSOCIATED PRESS The Aaaociatvd Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for pub nation of ell news dispatches credited to it oi not otherwise credited ii this peper, end also the local news published herein. TEXA« DAILY PRESS LEAGUE Foreign Advertising Representatives Delius. Texas. 612 Mercantile Bank Building. Chicago, DL» Association Building. Kansaa City, Mo„ Interstate Building. New York, 350 Madison Avenue. The Health Unit The Cameron county health unit will be main tained another year, was the decision of the coramia aioners’ court, which recently passed the appropria tion covering the county’s part of the maintenance cost. Brownsville, San Benito and Harlingen have each assured co-operation and made the necessary appro priations, and issurance has been received from the state health department that the Cameron unit will receive $3,150 from that source, this being one of the few units in Texas to receive state aid. The budget accepted by the commissioners’ court carries a five per cent salary increase for the entire prsonnel of the unit, an increase richly merited. The total cost of the unit for the year will be $18,890, a third nurse being added to rerva the Harlingen terri tory. The value of the health unit has been clearly proved in recent years. Cameron, a border county, cannot af ford to relax vigilance in health matters, and the rec ord of the past three years in which there has been no general outbreak of contagious disease, is an index to the vigilance and efficiency of the county health unit and the U. S. health service. These organisations work in perfect harmony in protecting the border against infectious disease, the unit also serving as the health agency for all rural communities as well a for the cities and towns. The fact that the stale it ■■ 'iitrib utlng liberally for maintenance of the unit s licates that the state health officers are fully cogm it of the necessity of protecting the border, and that :ic ap propriation for the Cameron county health unit may be regarded as benefiting the entire state. The action of the commissioner*’ court and the various city commissions will receive the approfal o' practically all taxpayers. They realise that safeyuard Ing public health is one of the beet inpestmenls that car be made, and the work the health unit has ac complished has created public confidence In that or ganixation and a desire t" extend full co-operation in assuring maximum efficiency In its efforts. Mixed Car Freight Rates Every section of the Lower Rio Grande Valiey Is In terested In the fight inaugurated by the Valiey ship pers* co-operating with the state-wide rate committee. Valley rate men and South Texas Chamber of Com merce. to establish freight rates on mixed cars of veg etables upon an equitable basis. Undxr existing tariff*, rates on mixed cars are es tablished upon the basis of that commodity in the car taking the highest rate. In other words, the rate on potatoes to Chicago is 89 cents, cabbage 97 cents si ! practically all other vegetables $1—3. Cabbage or r tatces in a mixed car would take the same rate a* the bans, carrots or other vegetables includd in th mix ture. i ho proposal advanced by the state-wide comm is that each commodity in a mixed car carry its indi vidual rate, a proposal eminently fair to all concerns'! It would assure the carriers e fair return end tl - ratc would not penalize the shipper who opens a small markt for commodities bearing a low rate. In recent yeara the Lower Rio Grande VaMey shippers have developed a large mixed car busines:, vegetable shipments last year n mixed cars aggregating nearly 30 per cent of the total. Approximately th* same percentage haa been maintained this year, bu* doubtless will ncrease later in the season. Th* th* carriers have profited by reason of the development of this business is obvious, and it would be to their Interest to co-operate in a move which will arsure further development. 'i he advantage of the mixed car lies in the fact that practically all such shipments go into the smaller mar kets, markets which cannot handle straight cars profit ably. In four years the mixed car business th? Valley has been developed, and hundreds of nnall markets now receiving Valley products by the carload are not compelled to pay high express and ha .lling charges. As a result the vegetables aro retried «t very reasonable prices and the demand and cor umo tion stimulatd. Under the present tariffs, shippers of mixed cars are penalized if they add to ther mixture either of the two commodities which form the bulk of Valle ^Hip— ments—cabbage and potatoes. There are hundreds of small markets which can easily consume n few tons of cabbage or a small quantitiy of potatoes, but could not handle straight cars of these commodities. Just why the shipper and consumer should be pen® zed in tupplying these smell markets is not clear. Development of the vegetable industry in tb Valley depends to no email extent upon the mixed car busi ness and the development of small markets. 1 he lower the price to the consumer the greater the demand, and if it would be possible to place the major commodities in these markets at the same rate as in those markets taking atraight cars it would pr®" of material advan tage in creating a greater demand and more profits for growers, shippers and enrrers. The Valley should extend all possible co-operation to those who have inaugurated this effort to exrsrl Valley markets and a3*ure greater prosperity for ail Valley interests. A NEW YORKER SPEkKS IN HASTE (Beaumont Enterprise). Representative Bla.k of New York. " V> warns •back wood a statesmen” that if they do not quit attack ing the state of New York “it is not going to be health fnl for them,” injects a new nota into present day pol itics. How does Representative Black gf that wray? What is he up to? What does be mean’ Is be one of those “typical New Yorkers” who thifck that some UWdO.OOO Americans who,do not live in i-treater New 4 York are "merely camping out;" that they are rode, uncouth persons who are the intellectual inferiors of New York's sophisticates and should not meidle in af fairs that do not eoneern them, such, for instance, aa the alien population of the United States? Representative Black hails from Brooklyn, and not New Ycrk’s east aide, but he tslks es if he did not know that the public affairs of the United States for a century and a half have been administered largely by "backwoods statesmen." Among the great men who shaped American history thero have been few New Yorker:, especially since the colonial and revolutionary periods. W hat does Representative Black consider to be the "fceckwoo Is?” Kansas, perhaps. A Kansan, a few min utes before Representative Black spoke, had auggested that th* constitution be amended to exclude aliens from the population census in reapportioning cocgressional representation. There are “backwoods statesman" in Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, the Rocky mountain states, even in Texas. These statesmen are proud of the commonwealths they represent, and certainly do not stand in awe of the New York delegation. Nor do they believe that New York should be permitted to dictate to the rest of tha country with respect to immigration or any other qaestion that concens the American people. Representative Black should rearrange h;s ideas a little, so that he may become more of an American and i f a New Yorker. “‘Backwoods statesmen," for soctii- In the entire New York delegation in congress, th is not a single man who approaches the stature of nator Borah of Idaho, Senator Walsh of Montana, S« .tor Curtis of Kansas, or Representative Garner of Texas. IN THE MAIL ' 't often do I print complimentary letters from my r* d?rs. And yet, I don’t know why. It isn’t because 1 like to receive them. Thia letter, for instance, i ie me glow* for a whole day. It's from Columbus, 0. My Dear Mr. Driscoll: Because I think appreciation r ?i is amiss. I am writing to thank you for your col r i hearing the heading Most Lives.” I happened to i it on a day when everything seemed so hopeless i I certainly had hit bottom in feeling sorry for i elf. I suppose many, if not most of us, continu ride that seesaw of disappointment and faintly reoving hope. I am very grateful for the boost up r a the ground end. I imagine that even a successful ,.;mmst must wonder sometimes on an off day if -re is any use in grinding the stuff out, and if it v - makes any difference to anyone who reads it. so I felt impelled this time to say. Yes, thank, MARY CAMPBELL SPEAKER. Then, there is a letter from Mrs. Viola Tabler of } ikeiey, ( alif., from whose letters I have quoted here tofore. She says: It is shocking to me that you should recommend that l uminals be used for medical experimentation. I be ! ive it is an acknowledged fact that criminals are the product of improper rearing. After the criminal has Iren made by ignorance and stupidity, greed and bru *a: ty, and he has been hounded and restrained by our prison system, you would consider all this not cnoljgh! You would turn him over to be tortured for medical experimentation—a relic of the Dark Ages. Man’s in humanity to man! Ms». Tabler, I fear, misunderstands me. I’d like to help remove the causes of criminality. That’s quite a problem. It needs study and work. Put what about the criminal who has already done his murder? He must be dealt with, too. I can’t shed any tears for | his having to go to prison. Rather, I’m sorry for th? [ surviving relatives of the murdered person. And I’d j 'ike to see Mr. Murderer given a chance to pay ba-k : his debt to humanify by submitting to such humane | medical experimentation a* reputable medical institu tions may publicly approve of. Not torture. • • • • There's a good letter on scrap books from Mrs. H. I W. Wildt. Alexandria, Va. She has more than 21 cigar j boxes filled with classified newspaper clipping?. She i finds much educational material in the daily news papers, as anybody can. I am always at work on sev eral fcrap books and clipping files my?df. and my largest file is on pirates, of course, since that is my liveliest hobby. __ SIGNIFICANCE OF HISTORY DECLARED NOW UNDERSTOOD By DR. .TAMES HARVEY ROBINSON President American Historical Association. (James Haney Robinson was born at Blooming Ill.. Jane 29, 1863. He was graduated from Har vard university, later studying at the University of Freiberg. Lecturing in history at the University of Pennsylvania in 1891, he joined the faculty of Columbia univerity the following year where he was profesaor of history until 1919. He was an organizer and lecturer of the New School for Social Research, New York City, from 1919 to 1921. He has written several history books and psycholog ical works and was recently named president of the American Historical association). Myth nrd misunderstanding, barriers to sound gov ernment. and social progress, w-!! disappear with fuller popular knowledge of the facts of history. The real significance of history is now understood as never before. It is a new way of seeing how thiigs really sre by following the process by which th*y have come about. For some time this method of clarificat ion has been freely applied in the natural sciences—in such fields as anatomy, embryology, geology and even astronomr. Now it. s being carried over to our personal lives and to the social environment in which we find ourselves. Our churches, schools, senates, courts, diplomats, and the workings of our business system must be ex plaine i by a knowledge of their coming about. This is an cm ential to a proper grasp of the problems asso ciated with them and for judicious plans for bettering conditions. History should underlie attempted reforms; It might assure a poise, patience and expedient toleration which ao many of our refortnera now lack. AUusiotta are constantly being made to mythical facta or irrelevant and misunderstood situations. A fuller knowledge of the past doings of politicans would tend to make our oversight of them more exacting. Tc be historically-minded ia to be growji up. It is the surest way to transcend our persistent infantilism*, which embarrass us so sadly as life goes on and render 50 much discussion futile. Mr. Hoover's trip ha proved that battleships aren't obsolete, but mnke very handy fishing-smacks.—Naw York Fven’ng Tost. Vi an atcur gai lenet has succeeded in crossing .a cabbage with an onion *’,,s adds another horror to [the Cbrntmaa-gift cigar.—Punch. 1 _SPEAKING OF HEAD WORK _ — ) j, ' M /f' MILPREP LAMB f ■■ £ © 1928 CENTRAL PRCHS AV5* INC CHAPTER XLIV ByrcPate her brcadfast alone. Mrs. Hamilton refused to speak to her, and Pat was lying in bed, ill. Byrd was grateful for the presence of Mandy. She helped a little to cover her feeling of terrible depres sion. It seemed to Byrd that all her efforts since her marriage had been in vain. She felt that everything was doomed, her marriage, her home, her whola life! Everything! A shiver trickled every now and then up and down her spine, ns sue recalled the awful scene of the night before. She would remember to her dying day the look on I’at'a faco as Hen rietta's tall, lank figure, resembling, in her high-necked, long-sleeved, cot ton nightdress, one of Dante's avenging angels straight from purga tjry, glowered in the doorway. Mrs. Hamilton had wormed every thing out of them. She had learned' that Pat w asn’t in business college. | She had learned that she was spend ing the allowance her father had ! given her K put her through school,! chasing around. She had learned j that she was working in a depart ment store! And. horror of horrors. j she knew that Pat was “under the influence of.*’ **T.j think I'd live to see the day j when one of my girls should coine j to this!’’ she moaned. “I'd rather see her dead!" She had collapsed into the little i rocker and sat with her head bur ied in her hands, her whole gaunt frame shaking with terrific sobs. Byrd was terribly sorry for her. “Moms, dear," said Byrd, diffident ly, putting her arms around her mother's shoulders, "it's not as bad as that. You're just letting yourself think the wrorst about things. Pat' hasn't been chasing around. This just happened to happen!” rMs. Hamilton flung off Byrd’s arms as if they were vipers. “And you try to protect her and excuse her—” she flamed up again. "You're no better than your sister, young lady. 1 thought you'd have to set her a good example and that v*>uld straighten you out, to. Y'ou probably led her to this!" Byrd decided not to roil up fur ther waters already turbid. • They had talked on and on for hours, getting nowhere. Pat and Byrd taking turns trying to ap pease their mother 'and to convince her that Pat wasn't the kind of per son that her mother seemed to en joy thinking she was. "Well, jnung woman,” said Mrs. Hamilton, finally, eyeir.r Pat as if she were a leper that might, ror.tam inatn the world, "you’re going back to Jacksonville with me tomorrow night!" Poor Pat! Byrd’s heart ached for her. She wished she could prevent her going back home, hut Byrd knew that her mother was adamant when once her mind was made up. She nibbled at a little piece of toast and dipped into her «. g. Her apnetite was completely gone. “Wa'sa matter, honey?" asked Mandy, dolefully. "Y'ou ain’t et enough to keep this Vre little bird alive." Byrd tried to smile into Mandy’s face. "Did you ever read Aristotle?” asked Byrd, suddenly. “Hia philoso phy was that even amidst chaos, one could find happiness. I don't be lieve it!” Mandy looked startled. "G'wan, Mis’ Browning. I heard thia Aristotle preach las' Sunday an’ he says—” “You’re fooling,” laughed Byrd. "Amanda—Amar.da—you never told me your last name, Amanda!” "It’a my last husbar’s last name, ma’am,” said Mandy. “My las’ name’s Ammonia. Mandy Ammonia.” When she was talking to Mandy, the telephone rang. It was Progress Pclk, asking her to »top down at the bank aoraa tima during the nam ing. Byrd was glad to h ive an excuse to get out of the hou She ran up to see Pst before sh* le*t. hot Pat was sleeping. She looked like a pink petal curl ed up under tho garlanded silk comforter, her face flushed with its usual high color with every sign of last night's orgy gone. Byrd drove directly to Mr. lk'% bank, and found him waiting in his private office. “Everything's fixed up," he an nounced, cheerfully, as she slumped into a chair beside his desk. She looked tired and ill and worried. “You better take a little vacation yourself, child. You look sort of caved in." Mr. I’olk leaked at Byrd anxious ly. Her blue cye.s, deep ar.d shadowy, had little pockets of worry around them. "You know the old saying about lifa being one damn thing alter tho other?" smiled Byrd, a bit wanly. She suddenly had tho t.erwhelm ing feeling that she wanted to tell Mr. Polk all her troubles. It would help her bear them if she could talk abjut them. He was an understand ing person and n life-long friend of her father’s. Ills kindly, open face seemed to invite her confidence. "I’m sick with worrv over tho Builders' Supply stock.” Byrd began, “.lack Duncan owns half of it, and he may decide to apply his "get rich quick- methods to it." Progress nodded in agreement. “There's some danger of his ma nipulating it," said Mr. Polk, “par ticularly when he can threw the blame, if necessary, on your hus band's shoulders" "1 wi-h you’d approach him.” sug gested Byrd. Mr. Polk shook his head. “I put the screws on him to get this back.” indicating a check for two thousand dollars. "Wc know Mr. Browning invested at least that much in those realty companies. At least, wc compromiesd on this in order to get the matter settled." "I'm so glad that Larry's out of that, *’ Said Byrd, intensely relieved "If only wc owned all of the Guild er’s stock." “We’ll watch our chance, i1 may come sooner than v. «xpc he said, encouragingly. Mr. Polk told Byrd tor; go in h d it that Duncan had tiought » hou e for a woman who wa■< formerly his stenographer, known abou town rs “The Canary.” He hi d also boug'it her a car, jewels and expensive clothes. One of their own defter tives was keeping pretty dose tab on his affairs. “And I happen to kne ■ that the police arc weaving a fat .1 i about him. They received inst ruction ' > see that he doesn’t leave .•> n." M Polk informed Byrd. i’hat’s to be kept strictly under the ’ at." “Oh, is it as bad as th • t ”" cried Byrd. "How terribb for Margry and his children!” Byrd was distressed. |i couldn't be possible that Jack Dui" n, a friend and partner of Larry : , wa facing disgrace and min and p *b ably a long penitentiary sentence. “I predict that it won’t • very long now when money’ll grow n nc and you’ll have a dinner to buy I " k his share of the Builders’ stork,” re peated Mr. Polk. He handed Byrd the click for two thousand dollar .. “Keep it here until I'm rca*.y to use it.” Byrd. She was thinking lint .1 badu t the least idea where he could «et the balance required to purchase Jack's stock. But shed ge* 1 on where. Her reputstion and L> depended upon that pairha»c As Byrd walked through tb* i 1 volving doors leading to the there seemed to be a sub’I* * raent in the air. The da; ot o newsboys' voices, the hurry Dig of people to the corners, where they were congregated, buy in- i>, i , gave her a premonition of .ot r tragic having happ* *<i. "All about promin<T broke bei*» jailed for attempted murder! All about an attempted murder at * wild drinking party! All about Dylr tween broker and friend Ml about attempted murder’ Mnr-l**! U ith finger ; that bod uddeni. turned into little icicles, Byrd fum bled in her purse for three cent • . J > and pushed through the crowd. She managed to buy a paper. She hurried back into the bank, into the ladies' lounging room, and dropped into a chair. There it was. an eight-column streamer, in type two inches high. JOHN DUNCAN JAILED FOL LOWING WILD PARTY FISTICUFFS FOLLOW QUARREL Jack Duncan, prominent broker, smashed the nose of a well known citizen during an argument at a din ner party in Duncan's private suite at the Knickerbocker club last night. Duncan was accused by his assail ant of having sold hnn twenty thou sand dollars worth of worthless stock under the most fraudulent mis representation?. The altercation developed into a battle which lasted until the men could be separated. Duncan is out on bail on an assault and battery charge. The prosecution has a list of all the guests and will call them as witnesses. Duncan's wife, Margeret McManus, formerly of Ypailanti, .Mich., is su ing Duncan for divorce on grounds of desertion, gross neglect and cruel ty. and sensational developments are expected at the trial, which has been set for the first part of November. Prosecutor MeAvoy says he will start an immediate inve tigation in to the affair* of the Hillar.dale and .Sur.set Point Realty companies, of which Duncan is president. Byrd felt stunned. Suddenly the significance of the word “witnesses" truck her like a bolt out of the sky. Pat might be called as a witness. She must hurry home and use every inducement to persuade Pat to re turn to Jacksonville for a little while at least, until this affair should blow over. Byrd hurried out into the kitchen, where Mandy was getting lunch. "Where’s Pat?” she asked, trying to keep the hysterical note out of her voice. “Is she still sleeping?” “No'in, Mis' Browning.” Mandy black and white eyes opened wide. "This 'era Mr. Everson, he come 'round ’ bout half ’onr ago and he comes to me an* says, ‘Mis’ Pat and I is goin’ for a little drive and see ef you can keep Mrs. Hamilton out in the back yard for a little wile,’ an’ he slips a five dollar bill into ma ha’n. He writes on a paper and puts it into ’velope and says, ‘An’ give this to Mis’ Hamilton when Mis’ Browning comes home. Byrd took it. There was no ad dress on the envelope. But t'het hid no doubt intended it for Mrs. Hamilton. As her moDi^r entered the room, Byrd said. “Mandy said Chet left a note for you.” Feeing the blank look that cam*’ over her mother’s face, Byrd asked curiously: “Didn't you know they had gone out in Chet’s ear?” Fhe held the note toward her mother. (TO BE CONTINUED) FORMER TEX AS R A NGER, 102. DIES IN OREGON EUGENE, Ore., Dec. 2#.—WV-J- J. Poill. Oregon, pioneer who celebrat ed his 102nd anniversary three vrrks ago, died yesterday. One of his maxima for longevity was "eat lots of apple pie.” Another was “never worry.” . Toill was gardener ard caretaker of the University of Oregon campus for forty years. Before comipg to Oregon fifty years ago ho was a ’1 <vxaa ranger. I.OVE’K WHISPERS BELFAST — Kiv. John Pollock warned courting couples in the gal lery of his church that they must top whispering during his sermons. COIfNTERFETT BABY rmrAGO- When Mrs. t lars G* tin was arrested for begging with a. baby ill h<-r arm? ♦be “baby” m < found to be a dolll - • J Yoirk NEW YORK. Dec. 2?.—Ann Mom, who put Earl Carroll on tha page one# again by refusing to pose in the lewd, is the wile of Harry Moss, who press-agented the Marathon Hop .Winnie Lightner, it appears, became a parent six months ago . . . Alan Dale, “Jr.", daughter of the late theatrical critic, will column about two theatricals . . . .Philip Goodman, who dropped over 200 grand on “Rainbow,” has a nervous breakdown .... Quinn Martin, the moom pitcher critic, and the World will phffft on New Year's . . . .The E. Ray Goetzs (Irene Bordou) are on the verge. The real tag of “Receptionist” of The Newyorker is in tho Social Reg ister . . . .Win. Hurlburt’s next play and Samson Raphaelson’s forthcom ing “Harlem” both have the same theme—a white woman’s love for a colored man, who never appears on the scene .... .Wonder who’ll be the phirst phrail to walk back from an elevator ride in the new 66-story Chanin building? . . . .Konrad Ber covici, the author-farmer, his chris tened his newest cow Mae West. • • • WHERE MS HE NOW The “Masked Marvel” of wrestling fame, a few seasons back, was Nat Pendleton, now in the “Gray Fox” cast.Macy’s is the only dep't store that maintains a smoking par lor for femme employees, who rate a duo of fifteen-minute recreation periods daily .... Lita Grey Chaplin is due here in a trio of fornits . . . . D. Belasco, who produced “Mima” (as hia farewell gesture), will soon star Beth Merrill in a piece from his own Underwood .... Reid Parkhurst says he is broad-minded, which is ritz for girl crazy. * • • T. ?. Matthews, in the New Re public, ealles Judd Gray the average American .... Katherine Burke, the Lady Godiva (in the middle) of Mr. Z’s “Whoopee.” gets ?200 per to work two minutes daily .... The late Mr. Rothstein’s Hotel Fairfield is in the paws of receivers .... Cholly Lind bergh has rewarded D. Blythe and H. Bruno, the publicity exploiters, with Trans-continental Air Line jobs be cause they stuck to him before he got famous. • • • A f.OTTA INTIMATE STUFF New Year's signals another of those N. V. American staff shake ups . . . The height of something or other: When a man in a stiff shirt and high hat says “Exshooz me” . . . Harry Kichman's screen career in the Lispies has ended, his scream test failing to click .... They have to get an officer after every per formance to disperse the crowd of panhandlers at the stage door who have heard that Will Rogers is a sucker for an upturned left . . . . Frank Reilly, they say. dropped 50 it's on that running news sign which girths the Times Bldg.Iiose O'Niel, creator of the kewpie doll, still makes them out in Saugatuck EaHy Cabbage Crop forecast t For the Valley Lower Rio Grande Valley and Corpus Chriati winter cabbage will go onto the market two to three | weeks earlier than yast year, is the prediction of growers, who state that due to the excellent growing weather the crop is farther advanced than or dinarily. The frosts of last week did no dam age to the crop, it is strted, and cab bage growers predict shipments will be the best quality South Texas has ; produced in recent years. According to estimates of shippers who have made a survey of the cab hag? plantings, approximately 1.000 to 1,200 cars will be shipped during January with February shipment* from the Valley and the Corpus Robstown district running between 2,500 and 3,000 cars. The outlook for a strong demand ! ia excellent, shippers state. The t small relume of cabbage in storage 'rill be exhausted esrly in the season, leaving, the market open for the Southern product. STATUE STOLEN — - FLORENCE, Italy. Dec. 26.—</F— A bronze statue of St. Francis at tributed to Donatello was stolen dur I n? the night from the Villa of j Walter Spellman, an American. The I thieves scaled a wall surrounding the property and made away with the statue and other works of art. JUSTIFIABLE SUICIDE BUDAPEST—The suicide of 14 year-old Anna Klermotzk wax offi cially held "justifiable” because she had lost her sight. • • • • Three Chine)# rags claim a total circulation of 13,000 when there are only 8,000 (.how Meinatemmer* in the town. Recommended to diversion »««k *«•* “Murder Island," by Wvndha-. Martyn (McBride) . . , “Wha* I Your Emotional Age?” by Georg. Frederick (Bourse) .... The fiev mour Felix trained gal hoofer in "Whoopco' .... The ditty “She Funny That Way" (a sort of a • '! 1 Love") .... “Let's Do It* on V.< tor platter 21745 .... “The W.H Duck" advertising (7) which quo Shaw as saying: “Where can 1 v I an EPITAPH magnificent enough : •The Wild Duck ?" NOW YOU’LLVnDKRSTAXD A heancry near Cnlumbi* In v tagged “The Whiffcnpoofel." wh is baby talk for “He’s an old Oaian per!”.Newspaper* are titlen over the Csndy-Ciggie War. becai. the sweets manufacturers are final § » taking the fish hooks cut of the i pockets .... According to hi* dau( ' ter, in the Satcvepost. the found of the Salvation Army was a J ish pawnbroker. , ■ =. rlj : I I sever my connections in 1324? W'm is my present position? Who ie credited with having dri.e; the snakes out of Ireland? What is a junk? What is the motto of the Marii • Corps ? **A friend loveth at all times, a- *i a brother is born for adversit; Where is this passage found in t * Bihle? JIMMY JAMB Tndey in *he fut On this day. in 1TJ8, the Hmir were surprised and defeated by the Americans at Trenton, N. J. Toda *s Hornscope Persons born on this day are good observers and kindly in their crif cisras. They uruall yare optimis! and not withoot cause because thing; turn out pretty well for them. A Daily Thought "For the will and not the gift makes the giver."—Lessing. Answer* to Foregoing Question* 1. Dr. Alexander Melklejohn; A brrst; professor of philosophy at tbs University of Wisconsin. 3. St. Patrick. 3. A Chinc«e sailing re««eT. 4. Semper Fidelia. * 5. Proverbs xrii, 17. WasKniragta L©£ft®ir • By CHARLES P. STEWART WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.-Senator Arthur Capper is worried about gam bling in Washington., He says the national capital ia the last place where vice ought to be tolerated, on account of the bad example to the rest of the land. The Kansas solon is chairman of the renate "district committee.*’ The disrict committees of the two houses of congress virtually are Washing ton's city council, b'o when Senator Capper speaks, the cops jump to at ' tention. They ar* afraid of him. Nevertheless, Police Superintend ent, Hesse is having trouble satisfy ing him this time. As fast as Hesse | shuts a joint in one place, a couple 1 of new ones open up somewhere else. * * * Another thing - If Senator Capper objects to penny matching in Washington, what does he think of the recent matching in hundreds of millions of the slock exchange ? , The senator said he considered it no very fhir parallel. "This thing in Washington.” he ex plained, "is unadulterated gambling. The activity on ’change is largely legitimate trading in stocks.” • • • Ye* the New York Times cails RO to Oh per cent of it pure gambling. A* the Times expresses it: "Round and round the little ball goes; where it will stop nobody knows.” And loo^ *b«* game's propor tion: . as *ompared with the few measly stacks of white chips which change h«nds across the green cloth here! “Perhaps ft does need regulation," admitted the senator. “Rut '* seems to me.” he, added, "a ■ attar for the state legislatures—not 1 congress.” I Sometimes, when there ia some thing they want ti> sidestep, oar na tional lawmakers are very finicky about states’ rights. Other time . ! when they want to accomplish soair- ( thing in a big way, they cannot sec a state line with a microscope. « • • • At any rate, the howl is raised that the recent delirium of *to<*u trading, or gambling, or whatever K 15. has tied up such vast rums that not enough money is left for every day business, which finds itsci f crimped. Any such complaint from your ne«'k of the woods, senator? “I haven’t h-ar.i any," replied Fen ator Capper, “but of course Kansu is a farm state. Stock apeculatir * hardly touches agriculture. Camblit * in grain future, however—that w. a pest until it was regulated by law • + + # Ah! so grain gambling is a for of market ronUette which leg... lation has Interfered with, after o’ State legislation?—aa auggested I Senator Capper—above, "Why. no. said the senator. “1 the matter of grain, there happ» to be an act of congress—the Capper Tincher, so-called." CapperTinrher? — ye«. Senate Capper himself—end J. N. Tirch-r seventh district Kansas represents tive until a couple of years ago they fathered the law. True, the senator did say *uch law • should he pasned by the state legii • lafures—not. hy congress. Ru* he r referring then to gambling in stork Gambling in grain is different. Foke la still something else again • a e ^ In the meantime— As between shooting craps f. dimes and playing the market f millions— * llov about »tr?.fi;ing at a gr. t and awallowing a camel whole?