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Peak of Crime
Wave Reached American Bar Association Com* mittee Expects Steady Drop in Unlawful Deeds. REFORMS ARE RECOMMENDED VUspact for Law BHowo Incroaoo Whan Industry Picks Up—Growing Con tempt for the Law Not Laid to tho War Alons. Washington.—The peak tn the world wide crime wave that followed the war has been reached, and from this time there may be expected a drop In the number of murders, holdups and similar outrages. In the opinion of the special committee appointed by the American Bar association to study the reasons for the lessening of public re gard for the law. At the same time the committee be- Jlevei the crime situation, particularly in the United States, Is such as to war rant reforms that would aid in tho administration of Justice. To this end the committed Is formulating a pro gram with a view of recommending It at the next annual meeting of the American Bar association at San Fran cisco In-August. These In all proba bility will be the essential recommenda tions : To Offsr Suggestions. Collection by the federal government of crime Statistics, so that the extent of lawlessness may be fully known, which is not now the case, when tho administration of police laws Is entire ly lu the control of the states and their subdivisions. Restricted sales of automatic pis tols, with which the vast majority of crimes are committed, their manufac ture and distribution to be largely un der the control of the Wnr department, so that pistols may be kept from the criminally Inclined. Thorough revision of the grand Jury system, so that the administration of Justice may be nuore rapid, and n change In the laws so that criminals may not take refuge behind technical ities in indictments. Institution of some method whereby the potential criminal may be segre gated. through the machinery of tho criminal courts, which themselves are In heed of co-ordination. Vigorous reform In the Jail system, primarily to prevent first offenders from falling In with hardened crimi- so that Jails will not be so much a breeding place fo* crime. Bpeedy enactment of a federal law to make the advocacy of a revolutlnary New Airplane Compass Wins Award An instrument designed to guide aircraft in cloud flying when the ordi nary magnetic compass will not, has been developed at the United States bureau of standards by Paul R. Heyl and Lyman J. Briggs. The instrument is Installed In the rear part of the airplane body nnd Is driven by wind power. The dlul and indicator are controlled by the pilot at the Instrument board. The comjiaaa won the Magellanic premium awarded annually by the Ameri can Philosophical society. THIS DECKHAND HAS HAD ENOUGH Quits His Job Cuddling Boa Con strictors on Ship. Walking Deck With B#as(ck Gibbons and Valsting Elephants and Other Products of Jungle Abjured by Seaman. New York.—Johann Schultz, a thor oughly American citizen of German birth, quit his Job us deckhand on the Steamship Hansa, which recently ar rived at Pier 80. North river. He raid he would take Ills chances In a poor labor market rather than spend an other duy on a ship earning eight ele phants, seven baboons (man-killing, of course), twettt.v-flve assorted snakes — bos cniistrtctcis, pythons, anacondas, hooded cobras and Senegamblun Imm varmints; 100 non-iuon-killlng apes, 150 birds. Including parrots, love birds and three long-legged fowl of the genus Hugos from Burma. •Tin fired of valeting elephants.” overthrow of the United States govern ment a crime, this Intended primarily to put a stop to the propuguudn being spread by those of forelgu birth or of foreign parentage. Other Reforms Asked. In addition to these chief recomtuon datlous it la expected that the commit tee will advise ihut the states provide for the pcymuut of crimiuuU for their labor In prisons, so tliut their families may be held together uud not become public churges, and that the lawyers adopt a code thAt they will nit neglect their duties in obtaining justice be cause of the (nubility of those seekiug counsel to puy the price—ln oilier words to get to the luw is a luxury only for u privileged class. The committee held hearings In Washington lu March and another se ries In Chicago In April. It went to the Illinois slate prison at Joliet, where prisoners were Interviewed. Hearings are to be continued In New York city. Among those who have appeared to give testimony, lu addition to the pris oners, have been Judges of criminal courts, superintendents of reformato ries criminologists, lawyers and war dens. It is the opinion of the committee that while the war was lu a large purt responsible for the crime wave there are other reasons for a growing con tempt for the law, chief of which Is lax enforcement and the long route the criminal has to travel from the time Idea of Killing Opponents Old Governments Were Maintained in That Manner in Ancient Times, Says Professor. THIK6S THAT WERE FOUND Excavations In Egypt Dlscloss Soms Interesting Information ths Bystsm of Govsmmsnt sf Egyptians. London —The Idea of maintaining a government by killing off the members of the opposition Is very ancient, ac cording to Hinders Petrie, the learned professor of Egyptology at University said Mr. gchults. "I hud to cuddle boa coustrlctbrs In my arms and croon tliem to sleep at night, and I'Ve bad enough of It. You don't know wliut life on the bounding wave Is until you've hud to walk the deck with it seasick gibbon or calm the fears of u bull cobra. Yes, you indy announce that Jack Scliults has quit the sea game, and add that any one who wants a man to take tender care of his or her geranium beds or yearns to engage a mild-mannered watchman might do worse than to look me up.” The II ansa’s cargo of jungleers ire consigned to Louis Ruhe, dealer In such merchandise. According to Mr. Ruhe's representa tive at the pier, Louis J. Beck, the long-legged fowls of the genus Kagus are the first of their kind to arrive In America. Mr.’Beck and Andrew Myers, another representative of Mr. Rube, say that Albert Meems, a mighty hunt er, corralled the menagerie In the Bur mese Jungles. It took him more than s year to do 1L they say. MEEKER HERALD WISCONSIN’S WAR HERO Sorgt. Rollln B. Collins, selected ni Wisconsin's greatest hero of the World war, photographed iih be alighted from the train In Milwaukee. of committing a crime until be !b pun ished. In the opinion of lawyers studying tfie situation, out* of the chief fuctors responsible for tlie crime wave has been unemployment. It is for tills rea son the assertion is made tliut In all probability the peak of the crime wave has pussed. The committee believes vigorous re forms are required »f there is to be a restoration of respect for the law. college here. In an Illustrated lecture ut the college recently Professor Pe trie described the latest excavations at Abydns nud elsewhere in Egypt. Ancient Tomb Explored. lie described the discovery of some tombs of the time of the First Dyuusty. These were made In rows some 300 feet long and were covered by six feet of sand and rubbish. Very little stone work was found, owing to the plunder ing that bud gone on lu the past, but a number of fine alabaster Jars were unearthed. There were also found <lO or 70 skeletons and 80 skulls. In most cases the body had been buried with the knees drawn up to the chest, anti In the grave there bad been placed small Jars containing grains of wheat for the sustenance of the dead. Among the royul tombs, raid the lec turer. there was evidence that ninny courtier* had been killed off at one time on the death of tlm king. This was an excellent system of preventing unstable government, for by making sure of the sofety of the king states men made sure of their own. The result was that the kings had very long reigns Indeed. The courtiers who were killed off were stunned by n blow from a sandbag and then burled. One or two of the victims. It appeared, bad not been very dexterously dealt with, for the position of their unearthed skeletons strongly suggested that they had struggled to get out of their graves after burial. Bome Finely-Carved Lions. Among other discoveries were some finely-curved ivory lions, used ns piece* In a game ployed on a circular board, 'a comb of ivory, many copper tools. Including the earliest form of a saw (n knife with n roughly-knotched edge) and many flint Implements. In one grave was found n quantity of skele tons of cats. A photograph of great Interest was that of n hermit’s dwelling In n cave at the head of a Assure In n stony valley. The external view of the place exactly represented the entrance to a dug-ont In a front-line trench. Buried In Old Dregs. Macedonia. In.—Mrs. Eliza Resist was buried here the oth>r day In a dress which she purchased In England 37 years ago. While oti n visit to tier old home In Cromwell. England, she purchased the dress, and on arrival home expressed a wish that It Is* her burial shroud and bad been carefully kept since then. Sheriff’s Honor System Lost Him Five Prisoners Sheriff Bgth Orndorff. of i:i Paso. Tex., changed his mind about the honor system after ;m experiment lasting four hours. Twelve prisoners without shackles were tuken from the jail to work on a road, with the promise tliut. if they worked well without guards, they would be t>«rdoned before their time was up. Five prisoners »*s< ped before noon, and She experiment was culled off. Historic Tree Cut down. Middletown, N. Y.—The historic cm. tonwood tree at Goshen, near here, which was used ns a gallows for the execution of Claudius .Smith, lory, bandit and murderer. 143 years ago, was cut down recently owing to its unsafe condition. The tree has been protected at great expense by the vil lage for many yearn DYSPEPSIA IS NOW THING OF THE PAST 6t. Louis Citizen Eats Anything on tho Table and Hat Gained Several Pounds in Weight—Qivoa Tanlac Full Credit. "The other medlcjnea I tried before didn’t even budge my troubles, but three bottles of Tanlac have fixed me | up in line shape,” said H. Mohr, well known citizen living at 112 S. Fourth , St., St. Louis, Mo. ! "Two years ago- my stomach went i wrotir ami my appetite failed me. Gas i formed from what little I would eat [ nnd pressed on iny heart until It pal pitated so I cquld hardly breathe. I wasn’t able to do regular work, be cause of pa|ns In tlie buck, bad head aches nnd dizzy spells. "Rut I have gained several *l>ounds now since taking Tnnlqf and eat Just nnythihg I want without any trouble. The pains and headaches never bother me any more, and I am only too glad to pnss the good word along about Tanlac.“lt Is simply wonderful.” Tanlac Is sold by all good druggists. WHY SOME MEN GO INSANE Kind of Offica "Help" With Which Most of Us Are More or Lora Familiar. The Colorado tiulldlAg boasts the "dumbest" girl In all Washington, sis serts the Post of that city. She’s a nectarine, a pippin’ and a peach. Ite eently her boss, who is n very busy, bellowing sort of man, told her to get Agriculture on the telephone. She Jumped for a phone directory. • Time wore on. Late afternoon came. The boss had been engrossed In matters of grave Importance, and it whs nearly 4:30 before he suddenly recalled that 'Annie hadn’t reported <>n his icorning phone call. "Annie," lie thundered, "where’s my Agriculture call?” "Why, I’m sorry, sir, but It hasn’t got a phone." "Who hasn’t got n phone?" "Why, Mr. Culture, sir. I looked through nil the C’s and all the K’s, sir. and 1 couldn’t And Mr. Agra Cul ture's name In either list*, sir.” Mads Bagpipes Useful. An old adventurer who pussed away in AustrnlSu at the age of ninety-four, was the only man I’ve know}], says a correspondent,' to put bagpipes to a useful purpose. After being captured when the Eureka stockade fell, be Joined the Victorlu police, nnd was largely responsible for the capture of the bushranger "Jewboy." He was then appointed second-1 n-conunund of an exiiedltlon that set out to find traces of Lelchurdt (another bushranger), and be used to tell that one dny Hie .party was surprised by 200 natives, with hostile intent, whereupon one Mc- Intosh yelled: "The pipes, Churlle, the pl|ies—while we retreat.” The old ad venturer played the pipes—and the natives were so mystified tliut they stood open-mouthed while the party marched off. Tha Next Best Thing. Little Willie came home from scliooj the other tiny with n black eye. "Willie, where did you get that black eye?" asked mother. "Johnny Smith lilt me," answered Willie. "I hope you reniemlier what your Sunday school teacher said about heaping coals on the bead of your enemies?’’ "Well, nin, I didn’t have any coal, go I Just stuck bis bead in tlie usb barrel.” In 1950. "I saw a pedestrian on the road yesterday.” "Wliat! A live one?”—Life. A wls«** look won’t carry a fellow through life unless be dies voung. Carriage Maker Important Truth • make each part aa strong as the rest,” was his way of ’’building a wonderful, one-horse chaise that wouldn’t wear out till judgment day.’ This illustrates a fact that is keeping many doctors busy these days —human bodies, like chaises, break down because some part isn’t as strong as the others. Very often it’s because of ilhbalanccd food, lacking in some impor tant element of nutrition. This is especially true of ills developed in childhood, and carried on through life. Grape-Nuts, that world-famous, rcady-to-eat cereal, brings the plan of building each part as strong as the rest—to serve human need. Grape- Nut* contains all the nutriment of those best of the field grains, wheal - and barley, including the vital mineral elements, and it is a wonderful food for building and sustaining heatth and strength. The delicious flavor and crispness of Grape-Nuts make it a wel come dish whenever you're hungry. Grape Nuts ™ *>**'•'!**% “There’s a Reason ” M*dt by Poitaa Ctntl Co., loc., BallUCrtck, Mieh.* /Mk AN EXAMPLE OF GOODYEAR VALUE The 30 x s'/£ Goodyear Cross Rib Tire shown here alongside its companion, the 30 x 3>2 Goodyear All-Weather Tread' Clincher, is a conspicuous example of Goodyear value. The Goodyear Cross Rib has in it the same high grade Egyptian cotton fabric that goes into the. All-Weather Tread Goodyear. . It has a differently designed but long- '■ ', wearing tread, and it sells for considerably less money. In the past five yearsjnore than 5,000,000 of these Cross Rib Tires have been sold. They have everywhere given remarkable, service. Their fine performance and known value have convinced thousands of motorists of the folly of busting unknown and unguar- * anteed tires of lower price. Ask your Goodyear Service Station Dealer _ to explain their advantages. GOODYEAR '* Western Mads for Western I r»>• * NOT WHOLLY LOVE MATCH Mrs. Mclntosh Had Other Reason Than Affection for Making Second Matrimonial Venture. She was a comely widow, nnd, more over, sbe was Scotch. She mourned Macintosh, tier bile husband, for 18 months, anti then from a flock of suit ors chose honest, homely Maclntyre for her second. ‘Tin no guid enough for ye, dear!” be whispered. "What for did ye choose me oot o’ sue myny?” "Ah, well, we see, your name's Mac- Intyre." “Yes, but —” begun the bewildered suitor. "An’ ye ken." finished the widow, "dll my linen Is marked *Mcl,’ that’s why, Donald." We Ses the PelnL There seems to lie u great opening for humorists In the states. George S. Chappell, who wvpte tliut siignf South Sen' Island epic, "The drulse of the Kiiwn," seems on the strength of It to have sprung Into prominence at once. He Is now, of course, lecturing on what he forgot to put Into thb book, nnd appears before his audiences wearing a polo helmet which be states Is "the original helmet worn by Marco Polo during the flrst chukkn I” A repu tation ns a wag seeing more easily gained over there than qp this side of the pond!—Passing Show^London. Ths Superlative. "Drought!" exclaimed the old timer. "You folks don’t know what drought Is. Why, In the early *7oh my corn made 18 acres to the bushel!"—New York Sun. Not Too Fait. "This Juror seems Intelligent.” "Let us examine Idm a little before rejecting him. Perhaps be Isn’t." UPHELD THE FAMILY DIGNITY Little Ethefs Brave Attempt to Coiw ceal What She Felt Must Be Matter of Poverty. Little Ethel was an only child and one day, when the minister called slio was told to entertain him In the par lor until her mother eould see him. A few minutes Inter the mother* on her way downstairs, heard the vta ilor ask Ethel how many brothers and 1 sisters site had. and. to her surprfcw and consternation, the little niisa an swered, "Seven.” After the minister had left, tho I child was taken to task usd asked why she hud said there were seven children.' , Ethel replied: i "Because I didn’t want that strange gentleman to know that you were so poor that *you didn’t have hut oaa child."—Everybody’s Magazine. Want Library for Every Ship. During the recent war tlie American • Library association placed for the naa : of the men of the merchant marina ships a total of 2fio,oo© books. Hihh ; books were made up into libraries and , shifted from one vessel to another* i Recently the American Merchant Me i rlne Library association has t been or* . i gnnlzcd for the purpose of carrying on this work, under tlie slogan. "A lA> brary for Every Ship."—The Him 1 mnte. First Btreet Railway en Bowery. The first street railway In the world was the New York and Harlem ro*<L built on the Bowery In New York city and opened for travel In 1832. A smart tiffin never makes the same mistake, but there are'a million kinds of mistakes. • • : Matrimony would be nil right If the fools could be kept out of It.