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mV nin". t}: J. F. KRAMER: HE ENFORCES PROHIBITION John F. Kramer of Mansfield, O., las began at Washington the discharge of his duties as prohibition commis sioner in charge of the enforcement of the war-time prohibition and prohibi tion under the constitutional amend ment- It is a $7,500 job. Commissioner Kramer was born on a. farm in Richland county, Ohio, February 10, 1869. His early educa tion was received in a county school, of which later he .was the teacher. He entered the Ohio Northern university in 1889, and was graduated in 1892 with the degree of bachelor of arts. After seven years' service as superin tendent of schools he entered the law college of the Ohio State university, from which he was graduated in 1902. Commissioner Kramer took up the practice of his profession in Mansfield, O. In 1911 he was elected delegate to the fourth constitutional convention of the state. The following year he was elected a member of the state legislature, and during his second term waa minority floor leader. Mr. Kramer is married and has three children. He has served many, years as treasurer of the Wittenberg synod of the Lutheran church. REINDEER IS THE MEAT OF THE FUTURE MARCH .REPORTS ON U. S. ARMY NEEDS fin Fresh meat yearly to the amount of 1,650,000,000 pounds at a production cost of 1 cent a poundutilizing noth ing but lands which at the present time are considered unproductive. That is one of the aims of Vilhjalmur Stefansson, arctic explorer. "Reindeer constitute the future moat supply of the worldor a major ity of it. Twelve years ago the rein deer industry was put on a commercial basis with 1,200 head. Today there are over 200,000. No females are be ing killed, only the surplus males 30,000 head this year. "The reindeer and caribou are the same the reindeer Is domesticated and the caribou wild. The reindeer, which was domesticated before history be gan, can grow fat where cattle would starve to death. "In Alaska there are 100,000 square miles of land suitable for grazing pur poses. In northern Canada there are 1,000,000. The supply of reindeer will double every three years. In 20 years Alaska alone will be able to ship 5,006,000 carcasses a year. "These can be delivered at Seattle for $4 a head. The hide alone is now bringing better than that. And reindeer meat is sold on the market for 29% cents a pound. The average weight per carcass is 150 pounds." Stefansson gained deserved fame by first showing that civilized man can travel In the arctic and live on the country. GOOD PEN SKETCH OF BERNARD BARUCH Bernard Baruch of New York Is much in the limelight In various ways. Here Is a pen sketch of him at the re cent industrial conference: The leader of the group is Bernard liaruch, six feet two, probably, trim, keen, open face, gray eyed, candid as to countenance, quick moving, decisive, friendly, resourceful and as little sat isfied with himself as a handsome man dare be. He is the newer type of American Jew. American life has pressed almost the last vestige of his blood from, his mien. It is a strong blood, but this Is a strong civilization we are making here, and in Baruch we see the two forces grappling with one another. And the western civilization Is fairly well prevailing. But he has all the high vision that his blood en titles him to, all the capacity for hon orable compromise, the ability to put himself in the other man's place. He is facile, gentle and has tremendous personal charm. He leads by charm rather than by force as David musV have led of old. He is chairman of a committee of fifteen, a committee which has in its power the most important work of the conference. And in so far as leadership must direct the normal, must hold the average, he will do well. He is not the intellectual equal of Gary, perhaps not even of Gompers, hut he will not make the mistake of high-browing his leadership! It will ba good, direct American leadership in committee A standing army of about 260,000 men, backed by a universal military training system to supply reserves, would meet the peace-time require ments of the United States, Gen. Pey ton C. March, chief of staff, declares in his annual report. General March founds his judg* ment on lessons of the world war. That proved conclusively, he says, that abil ity to be self-sustaining for an indefi nite period, provided the army was ade quately prepared, was the nation's greatest military asset. So far as purely naval operations are concerned, he adds, the United States has nothing to fear from "any conceivable combination'* of naval powers but must be prepared to pre vent seizure of base* by an enemy con trolling the sea and Intent on landing troops. General March recommends fixing __ the strengtn of the regular army at five army corps, maintained at half strength in pence times. The proposals ttaSS presents tentatively to congress during the special session X^WaWOOO men and the statement of the chief of staff is taken to indict- that this will be scaled down to 260,000. With a peace .rm *f five corps backed up by a system of umversal -no foreign country could, in view of our performance ._-an our rUn's/ General March say? Just now, with Christmas near, the shops are featuring fur garments and fur sets, knowing by experience that a certain percentage of people will be sure to purchase them as gifts. If you are among the number, be pre pared to find prices far higher than you have ever known them, and the prospect of their being reduced is not cheerful.. Garments made of the finest and rarest skins are prohibitive, ex cept for the very rich, the price of all pelts and the price of labor having gone steadily higher for several sea sons. The finest skins have reached the limit and are reported to have made a slight decline, while those that are more common have made an advance all along the line. Wages are not likely to decrease for sometime, and fur-bearing animals grow scarcer. In view of these things a gox fur garment, or fur set may be consid ered a fairly safe investment, and nothing in Christmas gifts is more cherished. In the group shown above, a coatee, a cape and a pcorf and muff set. ap pear in three of the most popular kinds of fur. The coatee at the left, is made in Hudson seal with small muffler collar and full dolman sleeves. It is a graceful garment, warm with out being heavy and may be classed 3 moderately priced even at some- Oroup, THE TOMAHAWK. WHITE EARTH. MINN. These Are Real Furs is kuitted of light gray yarn and finished at the ends with a tied fringe of the yarn. Its special pride and glory He in the sprays of roses crocheted of the same wool as the scarf and fastened to Its ends. Just below this scarf the collar and one cuff of a filet collar-aud cuff set show such a combination to be easily made. The filet is bought by the yard, measured into the lengths wanted and cut off. The pds of the collar and the cuffs are finished with a very nar row edging of filet and th^_straight edge sewed to a narrow band of fine batiste. Organdie both plain and cross barred, 's ornamented In several ways with pr*ty needlework and stitchery in collar and cuff sets or with fine em broidery or lace. A long collar of it to be worn with a surplice waist ap pears at the left of the picture. It Is edged with three rows of narrow val lace. At the opposite side of the pic tur a \oHar of linen scrim has eye- thing like five hundred dollars for the finest grade. The coatee is a great favorite, and this one is cut on sim ple and gracious lines that promise well for a day in the future when it may be altered in style. The glorious cape at the right of the group is made of dark mink skins and 1ms a very large shawl collar. It is fringed at the bottom with long and short tails and there is no skin that can outshine it for beauty. Mink is a durable fur, and there te an ad vantage in having a cape of it for capes are never out of style. So beau tiful a garment need not concern it self as to whether it is more or less popular than other styles. But such a cape is more than likely to have its price mark written in three figures. It is expressed in terms of thousands probably, but these are real furs with real values. The handsome fur set that holds the center of the picture is as rich and as durable as its companions. It is a short cape-scarf of very dark brown martin finished with tails and muffler collar, having a round muff matching it. as a life companion. This is a brilliant and very beautiful fur classed as "hard" by furriers on account of the way it resists wear and keeps Its luster. It may be counted on to last for years. Pretty Neckpieces Be not! mistaken about neckwear OJ persuaded that the neck unadorned can hold Its own against one that is clothed with pretty furbelows. As nsual, the approaching holidays find neckwear departments in the stores all blossoming out with collars, fichus, ties, scarfs, gulrapes. jabots and ves tecs, singly and In combinations and made of many different mnterials. Lending off are lace and net, following close are organdie, batiste, scrim and crepe georgette. Then there are nar row silk or velvet ribbons In ties, and an army of knitted scarfs. And ev ery article is a possible gift that will be a joy to its recipient. Just a few pieces are grouped together in the pic ture above. The scarf shown at the top of the lets and hemstitching done in light blue silk. A net guirhpe worn under this collar, has a high collar finished with narrow beading. There are a great many ties made of narrow velvet and silk ribbons and ornamented with beads like that shown in the picture. Beads and rib bons of all colors are used in these gay little neckpieces. There are also very popular vestee and collar sets made of net and lace, organdie and lace or of these fabrics used alone. Wide silk ties for younger girls, and handsome jabots for matrons firflsh up displays that include something to suit everyone. Vt^Us W Evening Wraps. The evening wrap is a thing tpart It bears some style relation to the day-time coat, but it has a much broad er "license in the matters of material, color and line. Rich satin, sumptuous velvet and magnificent brocades are the mediums of expression. And it is in the evening cloaks that one finds the subtle drapery hard to describe and even more difficult to imitate. The fact that the ensemble Is one of strik ing simplicity will tempt the inexpe rienced to essay the making of a sim ilar wrap. Bloused Back, Flat Front Fashions demand the bloused bac* and flat front. Simplicity rn All StyT**. Simplicity is the keynote of the new styles. STORIES AMCRI SAN NEiWcuring WHAT IN THliltDER DID YOU 00 TO IT? jsVVfr^&lfc 'OAL^~ "^V' wpu i.- New Glands Start Paroled Convict on His Travels FRANCISCO Does the new interstitial gland operation work? Well, in the case of James Thompson, late of the San Quentin penitentiary of this state, the prison authorities are ready to admit it worked all too well. Thompson was the first of the several WOT SOME PEP NOW- prisoners here for whose glands those of hanged slayers have been substi tuted. ~3 was not old, but an injury to the interstitial glands in his youth had retarded his mental development. When Thompson was'sent to San Quentin, in 1918, for burglary, he was not remarkable for his alert intallect, but he quickly won the admiration of the guards by his tractability and obe dience to discipline. The operation was performed, and showed immediate results. Thompson burglar he had been. He began to frequent the prison library, was no the rudiments of an education. As for his conduct, it became better tnan everso good, In fact, that he finally won a parole. That was two months ago. When it developed the released prisoner had not reported on his regular day, according to parole customs, oflicexs went search of him. i, "Mr. Thompson?" they were told at the rooming place.where he bad Mred. "Why he's gone to South Americaat least that's what he said. 'ThisUnited States doesn't give a man a chance,' he said. 1 want to gee out somewhere where I can pull off something big.' So he skipped, and we ve got an idea he'll be gone a long while." "Miracle Man," Who Cures by Laying on of Hands CARLISLE, IND.A "miracle worker" Is accredited with such wonders the sick simply by the laying on of his hands, that be has lived down this community's skepticism. Leo Cassidy of the New Carlisle bank and E. R. Smith, a business man, have furnished money, for the erection of a sanitarium on Lincoln highway. It Avill be used by the "healer" in caring for the hundreds of 111, lame and Mind persons who are flocking to him. In making this announcement the editor of the New Carlisle Journaly a daily newspaper, asserts that from 80 to 90 per cent of the afflicted persons touched by the man have been ma terially benefited, if not altogether cured. The "healer" Is William'Mays of Pittsburgh. He stopped in New Carlisle several months ago when his auto- mobile broke down. The first thing he did was to cure Joe Carr, the hard- ware man, of smoking by making his cigar taste "something awful" by simply taking it in his hands. Then Carr took him to the village doctor, an invalid for 28 months from rheumatism and paralysis. Dr. James Burke Waynick appeared on the streets next day, completely restored to health. He says Mays had effected the cure simply by touching him. The word passed around rapidly. Sick people of the neighborhood began pouring in upon the stranger to be touched. With an overflow business. Mays decided to charge $1 for each treatment. The fee did not stop the rush. The sick of surrounding towns, unable to- travel, sent for him. In South Bend, Ind., he Is said to have cured Burr Cassidy, a bed-ridden invalid for 26 years. Many other seemingly miraculous cures are attributed to him. JOKING HOW- Monument to Santa Anita American Derby Winners OS ANGELES.Famous in life, the race horses of the late "Lucky'* Baldwin are not to be forgotten in death. Out at the Santa Anita ranch M5ss Anita M. Baldwin, daughter of the noted horseman, Is seeing to that. Over a mound In a clump of eucalyptus trees In front of the stallion paddocks she is erect ing a monument to four American derby winnersVolante (1885), Sil ver Cloud (1886), Emperor of Nor folk (1888) and Hey el Santa Anita (1894), at Washington park in Chicago. These four thoroughbreds won for their owner over $50,000 in American Derby prizes alone. In their tlay they are said to have captured stakes and purses totaling more thnn $500,000. The American Derby at Chicago was for 17 vears the greatest turf event in America. Key el Santa Anita slas MPub-^ He appearance was in 1915, when he was, judged senior champion ***&*** champion thoroughbred stallion at the Panama-Pacific err*t^jz^ tion, despite the fact that he was then twenty-four years old. ^J ORT CHESTER, N. Y.Philip R. Fisher is not a connofcseur on motes.e A jury decided after a trial of seven hours and deliberation of ten minutesnts that he is particularly indifferent about moles on the backs of tho girls of mat ne i" STEM "*~^2 lP\*sT3i I VQUR VN^^^^^'$^W| longer the simple, ffirr. Anita died July 3 last. In his tomb they placed his bridle an* hatte*. silver-mounted saddle, his blankets, and his jockey's riding colors. Over the graves of four of the best horses that ever raced to their days in this country Miss Baldwin is rearing a lasting monument in the form of a concrete Maltese cross six feet square. The Maltese cross wasJ mtog emblem of "Lucky" Baldwin, and It hangs over the doorways rf fce pad- docks at Santa Anita ranch to this day. This gigantic cross will be finished in red, with black erossKaes. At the base of the cross the names of the four famous American Derby vomers and their records will be lettered upon bronze tablets. How Does the Mystery Man Know About the Mote? Ry steal a mol stupidr*q an ^j*f S }an i Therefore that community is all het up again over thaemproblem: Whfoo is the girsl a mole on her back wn &pP Ies examined the backs awith wh tha ma APPIFS- WN X^^BlMfltJ half a dozen to find the one **^L_W// i/# whlassie? stolen apples in his orchard. The police arresteJ?isher, who is a representa- tive of the American Steel Export company, with offices in New York and a home in Port Chester. He established perfectly good alibis. Miss Adelaide Zamba, who is seventeen and has no moles, and a bac* nat would look well In an evening gown, told the jury that on the night of Octo- ber 22, in Rye, a stranger pointed a revolver that inspired her escort to see* other regions and seek them fast. The stranger then flashed a snJeld and. compelled the girl to proceed with him to a clump of bushes. There he bade her remove her waist. She refused. He put the revolver close to her face and she changed her mind. 'You are the girl who has been stealing my apples. I have got you. Remove your waist," the man persisted. He scrutinized her back and re- marked as he permitted the girl to go. "I guess you're not the girl, after aU, 1 can't find any moles" Other gltls took the stand and related similar experiences. Eut none could say anything more positive against Fisher than that he resembled tfca stranger in a general way. Fisher shook hands with each of the jurors. He said he was tV c^rtals whether he would seek redress against those can-ans hi9 arrest. ieanrfe$ the sleuths r again hunting the mole-hunter. steals apples For several nights a man, strange in Rye, waylaid girls in lonely by ways, compelled them to lower their waists and examined their backs with WV- a flashlight, explaining that a girl with a mole between her shoulders had "v.