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Congress Agricultural Bloc Harmless;
Social Bloc the Real Menace By SENATOR W. S. KENYON of lowa. MThe so-called agricultural bloc in congress is nothing more than a meeting of members from states, in which agriculture is one of the greatest industries, to talk over the need of the fanners. There is a social bloc in Washington that offers a real menace. Well- j meaning men from many states go to congress to ac complish certain things, but they find the tremendous influence of the social bloc too much for them. I see no particular harm in the sitting down to gether of the senators from the West and the senators from the South to talk over agricultural interests, and that is all there is to the so-called bloc. They are doing nothing to injure any other industry or interest, not working against any other bloc, but trying to arrive at some satisfactory action that will assist agriculture. The secretary of agriculture and the secretary of commerce have met with the bloc and talked over various matters and no one dreamed it was such a terrible thing to do. The senators have been derided, because they did not go to the older party leaders and ask: “Please, Mr. Leader, may we pass this little bill for the benefit of agriculture?” Instead, they have gone ahead and done things. And what about the other blocs—the lumber men, bankers and other groups that come together naturally when matters come up concerning their interests ? What has done more to influence legislation in Washing ton that any other influence is the social bloc. The agricultural/bloc prevented the adjournment of congress last July, and thus is responsible for legislation accomplished since. It pro duced the war finance corporation legislation and the packers’ bill. Meas ures for loaning money to farmers and assisting them have been passed. As to the future program of the bloc, it favors a co-operative mar keting bill, placing a practical farmer on the federal reserve board and establishing a system of rural credits with longer term loans. The Heaviest Burdens of Unemployment Fall on the Nation’s Children By O. R. LOVEJOT, Natl Child Labor Committee. The heaviest burdens of unemployment fall on children. The em ployer seeking to cut costs is inclined to hire children, perhaps enabling himself to dispense with more expensive help thereby. In doing so he may not actually decrease the number of names on his payroll, but he may let another man go, and that man in turn may find himself up against the same necessity of calling on his children for help. Obviously the com petition in the tabor market is increased. \ When a factory curtails its operations, or is shut, it is not only the Hnen who ara laid off. The boys and girls are laid off, too. Asa rule they ®do not go back to school, once having left it to go to work. Most of the child laborers in the United States are in blind alley oc cupations, out of line for any adequate vocational training, out of line for advancement. In normal times about half of them are regularly em ployed. The others are idle between jobs. This irregularity of employ ment not only leads to a heavy labor turnover in the trades that use child labor, but it develops in the children a habit of shifting and of shiftless ness. From such material the ranks of migrant labor are recruited. Campaign on the Slogan, “Back to the States and to the Constitution” By REPRESENTATIVE J. J. McSWAIN of South Carolina. Today we find many schools of propagandists seeking the cure of thousands of social ills by means of federal agencies and the propagandists confidently say that there is constitutional warrant for their proposed ac tion. because “general welfare” will be promoted by such action. If the “general welfare” clause can be properly.ond legally invoked as a justifica tion for congressional action outside of the specific grant of powers under the Constitution, then no limit can be set to the federal power, because the judgment of congress as to what will promote the general welfare can not be reviewed in any court and any legislation which congress labels, “for the promotion of the general welfare,” will stand. We all ought to be clear enough in our convictions to say that before we will undertake the exercise of power, however desirable it may be, we will insist upon an amendment to the Constitution that would bring the issue squarely before the people. I believe it is high time that there should be a reaction to the tend ency toward concentration of governmental activities in Washington. I believe there are good reasons for promoting a campaign based upon the slogan, “Back to the States and to the Constitution.” “Flying Cloud Our Rheims, Sovereign of the Seas Our Parthenon” By S. E. MORRISON, in “ Maritime History of Massachusetts.” The maritime history of Massachusetts, then, as distinct from that of America, ends with the passing of the clipper. Never in these Uni te 4 States has the brain of man conceived, or the hand of man fashioned jo perfect a thing as the clipper ship. In her, the long-suppressed artistic ? impulse of a practical, hard-worked race burst into flower. The Flying Cloud was our Rheims, the Sovereign of the Seas our Parthenon, the Lightning our Amiens; but they were monuments carved from snow. For a brief moment of time they flashed their splendor around the world, then disappeared with the sudden completeness of the wild pigeon One by one they sailed out of Boston to return no more. A tragic or mysterious end was the final privilege of many, favored by the gods. Others, with lofty rig cut down to cautious dimensions, with glisten log decks and topsides scarred and negelcted, limped about the seas un der foreign flags, like faded beauties forced upon the street. The roaste builders, reluctant to raise barnyard fowls where once they had rear*- eagles, dropped off one by one. EAST MISSISSIPPI TIMES, STARKSVILLE, MISSISSIPPI ' rp X ; 1 rue f :: Detective Stories | :: THE FINAL DETAIL | Copyright by Tho Wheeler Syndicate. Inc. THE annals of crime disclose a surprisingly large percentage of i cases In which the criminal, hnv- i log spent months or even years In building up the superstructure of his scheme, makes a fatal blunder In con nection with some apparently unim portant detail—a blunder which wrecks his entire plan nnd brings his operations to the attention of the authorities. For example, the chances were more than a thousand to one that William Brockway, counterfeiter, being desirous of securing a proof of a plate on which he was working, would select a printer who was not a personal friend of a prominent detective. But chance, which so often plays a leading role even In true detective stories, directed him to a man who knew A. B. Drummond, of the United States Secret Service, well enough to cull him by his first name. “This man came Into my place yes terday afternoon." reported the prin ter. “and wanted some proofs pulled of a plate which he had with him, I took one look at the plate nnd told him to come hack today—said ray ma chinery was out of order. He didn't leave the plate, hut he didn’t have to. 1 saw what It was—the figure SI,OOO, surrounded by a lot of scroll work, “If he returns today,” directed Drummond, “pull his proofs for him and hold one of them for me. A couple of my men will be outside your shop, so signal them and they will follow your customer," The plan worked according to schedule and, shortly after receiving a proof of the mysterious plate. Drum mond got word from his operatives that they had trolled the suspect to a house on Greenwich street. In ad dition, one of the government agents had recognized him ns William F. Brockway known to he the most ex pert counterfeiter In the country and the man who had achieved fame by manufacturing SIOO,OOO worth of bonds' which the Treasury department had accepted as genuine—only to reverse Its opinion some weeks later. Drummond accordingly made a ,re- 1 port of the entire matter to Wash logton, and forwarded a proof of the plate Vhlch Brockwny tiad In his j possession. To his amazement, the treasury officials stated that the 1 figures ami the scroll did not form ! a part of any government currency or bond Issue and that, as federal funds j could not be used except in the search for counterfeiters of money or govern j ment bonds, Drummond could not bo permitted to handle the case. Accordingly, all the data was turS’d over to Hie New York police, and Brockway dropped out of sight for nearly a year, until a rumor was passed along from Washington that the master counterfeiter was working on some coup which would be the big gest of his career. Drummond knew where to find Brockwny, hut the secret service men had to work under a handicap, be i cause tlie ex-convlct appeared to have on uncanny way of knowing Just when he was being followed. Then he would sHp and twist and turn and lose him self, no matter how many men were trailing him. Asa Inst resort Drummond enlisted the services of Ms son. a boy of ten, whom he sent to the elevated station •t Twenty-eighth and Sixth avenue, with Instruction to play around there unfit he received a signal from two of the operatives. Brockwny, not dream ing that the secret service had be gun to nse children ns detectives, was unsuspicious and the hoy followed him until he entered the St. James, hotel, at the corner of Twenty-sixth and Broadway. With that much of the trail already blazed, It was easy to pick up the rest, and within a few days Drummond was notified that the counterfeiter divided his time between the St. James and a house on Lexing ton avenue. His associates were two men of about his own age, men whom Drummond recognized as Lewis Mar tin and Nathan Foster, both of them proficient In all branches of the work connected with the manufacture and passing of counterfeit money. But even then Chief Brookes of the secret service, declined to allow Drum mond to handle the case officially, be cause nil the Indications pointed to a plot to counterfeit railroad bonds, rather than United Stains currency. It was only when Inspector Byrnes of the New York pollen force, asked permission to use Drummond as a private agent that Washington per mitted him to continue with the case. Using the proof of the "SI,OOO scroll" ns a foundation, Drummond searched through all the prominent bond Issues listed on Wall street, until hft, found Its counterpart—the central portion of the bonds of the Central Pacific railroad. Armed with this In formation, which was essential to the securing of a definite and specific warrant, Drummond raided the house on Lexington avenue and Marti i's room at the St. James* hotel. There, In addition to dlos, seals and tracing paper, he found fifty-seven counter feit SI,OOO Central Paclfls bonds, all of which were so perfectly executed that one of the officers of <hc com pany said he would not have had the least hesitation of cashing the coupons. Brockway had slipped up on only ore detail, the choice of a printer to pull the proofs, hut this slip cost Hu five years In the penitentiary I CALOMEL GOOD Bill TREACHEROUS Next Dose May Salivate, Shock Liver or Attack Your Bones. Yon know what calomel Is. It’s mer cury; quicksilver. Calomel Is danger ous. It crushes Into sour hUe like dynamite, cramping nnd sickening you. Calomel attacks the hones and should never be put Into your system. 1( you feel bilious, heudachy, eonstl pnted nnd nil knocked out. Just go to your druggist and got a bottle o( nod son's Elver Tone for n few cents which i.t a harmless vegetable substitute for dangerous calomel. Take a spoonful and If It doesn't slim your liver nnd straighten you up heller nnd quicker than nasty calomel and without making j you sick, you just go buck mid get your 1 money. lUm’t take calomel! It makes you sick the next day; It loses you a day's work. Dodson's I.iver Tone straightens you rigid up and you feel great. Nj salts necessary, filve It to the children because It Is perfectly harmless and i can not salivate. —Advertisement. Uses Radio Telephone. The lire department chief m a New Jersey city has equipped Ids automo bile with a radio telephone to en able Imn to keep in touch with head quarters at all times. SHE IS • “FULL OF PEP" THEY SAY She Is Good-Looking and Gay and Is Always Ready for a Good Time. Why Is a girl popular? Look around and see what a good time the good looking ones have all the time. Men seek them out and ask them to parties, dances and entertainments. 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