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J WEDNESDAY THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS JUNE 7, 1922-
THE ARGUS sad THE DAILY UNION Etred at tie poetoffloe at R Island. X1L, a oooa ciam suur vnaar una act of X--rch S, 1I7. - ' THJE J. W. POTTEK CO, PahUahen. rfcack lalaac Member iiNdiM Preis. Fall J Leased Wire Export. i ! Inaiialr f all nawa rtiwialrhaa eratutaa u tt a Ht MiKrww credited la tal vmmt ut aiae in ieaal aawa pwbtlabad harala. J Ceasoiidatea Press Leased Wire Be pert. t , Member Audit Bureau of Circulations. Official Paper City of Bocfc Island. Hmt Tor OflV M. C. Wataon. 2R rtfln A vera. Chiea umr A. W. A Ilea. 1334 faopla ef Detroit Ofltoa or MaalU 142 LaTwatla BonWrrard Wat Kaaaaa C OfluB P. Murahf. 1C18 M. T. IaJe Bids. St. Looia Offla O. U. Mareka. 806 Locoat Street- .1 li fTEDKESDAT, JUKE 7, 1922. I II 1 1 11 'If in if Some women are painting their stockings When what they should be doing is washing to am. .1 Fame comes to most men after death. And most of them would have it so had they a choice in the matter. '. Since 1908 it is claimed the, duration of human life has been lengthened five years. Hare you had yours yet? ' If I Samuel Gompers hints that he will quit as president of the American Federation of Labor. $ut it is only a hint, you understand. IS Samuel Yetter, 98, is the screen's oldest Sctor, and it looks as though he would take th last curtain without figuring in a bit of scandal. f A woman lecturer wants to know of moth ers how much they shall tell their daughters. Many mothers can't tell their daughters anything. M;. f -fA Chautauqua lecturer says the rest of us Hont see the flapper in the right light. There Do reason why we shouldn't. She isn't hid ing, anything from us. i i Three prominent European women have ar rived in the United States to promote peace. Before coming here they ought to settle differ ences in their own households. The last two years England and France and Germany hare gradually been increasing their output and have made larger and larger de mands on the American market. ' The debate on the question as to whether the Americans shall have their market or" whether it shall in considerable measure be dominated by the great foreign Interests is being resumed with all the former acuteness. This is why the tariff issue assumes at the present time so large an importance. It must be recalled that Ameri can industries have the last year been operating on a small basis and that their total production is much behind that of previous years. They now have to meet the constantly increasing shipments from abroad. Thus is created an eco nomic question that is or very serious import, i to all Americans and especially to the factory I workers of the United States. ; It? ufombstmti? UU CHAaJTV A2TD ITS CKAXITO rmOTOTYFES IT CO VEILS A MtXTITCDS OF 6D.S. HEALTH TALKS By William Brady, M. D. Noted Physician azd Alienor. A Law for Traveling Air. Congress has been asked to define the law of the road as applied y the air. 11. will have to come to this eventually, for the inhabitants of no city are safe if unrestricted air travel is permitted above them. ' The reasons for this are too obvious to need elaboration. An airplane that crashes to the. ground in the midst of a crowded city or of a large assemblage of people can hardly aroid inflicting damage either to property or person. That such accidents hap pen not infrequently one has only to read the newspapers to ascertain. An accident to the machinery or a loss of control by the operator is all that is necessary to cause them. In the case of the aviator who disturbed the ceremonies at the Lincoln monument in Wash ington, last week and showed disrespect to the president of the nation, there may be some civil law or ordinance under which he may be prose cuted for a misdemeanor, or, as he chances to be an officer in the army reserve, he may be disci plined by his superior officer, the secretary of war revoking his commission, but for the of fense of endangering human life by operating his machine above and in close proximity to a field crowded with human beings there seems to be at present no adequate law to deal with him. In time, however, this problem will have to be solved not only by the federal government, but by the states. If Chris Columbus should drop in at the Genoa conference probably the first question he would ask would be as to what had become Of the land that he discovered in 1492. The president of the Illinois constitutional convention has appointed 15 of the members as a publicity committee. The convention ap pears, to have had too much publicity already. ; A producing company is looking for girls with movie faces. It is no trouble to find those with movie nerve, but, unfortunately for the girls, nerve doesn't count for much in a beauty contest. r-i. i A candidate for the superior bench in Chicago who had the backing of the Thompson Lundin political machine was defeated by a margin of 68.000 votes. You remember what Abraham Lincoln said about fooling the people. jS - Henry Ford says he will run for the pres idency if it be the wish of the people that he do so, but that he will not 'spend any money to secure the office. Which makes it very evident that Henry does not expect to be the fiaxl occupant of the While house. ' A Democratic senator charges that President Harding has been attempting to muzzle the press on the Daugherty case. A newspaper man himself, Mr. Harding knows that it is im possible to muzzle the press. Hence we are in clined to feel that our Democratic friend is shouting through his Kelly. Increasing List of Lost Arts. Among the lost arts have been numbered letter writing, iormal calling among friends and neighbors and conversation. The telephone, the automobile and the moving picture are given the credit for eliminating these ancient accom plishments from the program of life. Dr. Ralph Power, a member of the laculty of the univer sity of southern California, carried on research work among the women s-tudents to study the standards of their conversation. He started out with the academic notion that the young women would naturally converse about Virgil and Longfellow, Mrs. Rorer, Mrs. Catt. President Harding and other notables. He was wise enough to grant that personalities rather than problems and principles would be the main top ics of their conversations. He did not expect that the college students would discuss history, science and literature in the abstract. Dr. Power is now a sadder but wiser man. His findings are given in statistical form as fol lows: Talk about men, 57 per cent; dress "and fashions, 27 per cnt; amusements, three per cent; jokes, mostly old enough to be pensioned, one per cent; choice gossip, seven per cent; un classified, five per cent. Some of the women he refused to classify as students when he learned the trend of their conversations. He wondered why they attended college at all. He estimated that women students of this last group devote 100 per cent of their conversation to the discus sion of men. It is a great disappointment to the public that the conversational expert did not extend his investigations to the conversation of men students. It would be highly interesting to have their conversation tabulated in statistical form for contrast or comparison. If Dr. Power's sta tistics are accurate they reflect the failune of the university rather than any discredit to the fair co-eds. It is part of the business of the col lege to train students how to think and to cul ture them in their tastes in what to think about. SOULS. I am sot anxious - . Over the whereabouts Of the souls of men and women, , Passed into some spaceless void From the silent temples Which were their clay abodes. Laugi if yon will ... But i have a strange notion That yon clump of trees Jutting the river And crowning a rising hiU, Is a group of such souls ... Come back to laugh And sing and sigh. See that gnarled oak: I have a fancy That it is the soul Of some village blacksmith: Those knots on its trunk Are like to bard lumps of masela. From daily pounding of steel On iron anvils. And that graceful sycamore, Nude on the cliff ... Is it not a school-boy Poised for a dive Into the river's clear depths? That elm ... 1 " See how it stands, ' i; Proud of its chastity: Dignified and a little prudish ... Perhaps a teacher of children In some narrow school-room. I love virginal birches: White birches . . . Souls of nuns Murmuring prayers. When I have need Of spiritual purging. I shall mingle with trees. Rather than with verbose bigots: For I have a notion That trees are souls . . . Pushing heavenward From the sod. JAY G. SIGMITND. When Castor Oil Kills. If' my untrustworthy memory is to be relied upon momentarily it was Dr. Isaac A. Abt who first brought forcefully to our attention in this country the fact that castor oil when fed to a helpless infant as a i&xative or physic causes at least in pouring castor oil into a sick or ailing child, very real danger. There is never danger in waiting 48 hours for natural bowel action, or at least until medical advice can be had. Frederick Haskin's Letter (Special Ciji'i iwiiV nnn at The Arrna CHILD LABOR LEGISLATION Washington, D.- C, June 6. How to keep children out of the mills and mines of the country is a prob lem that has worried national leg- I hope readers credit me with al " . 7. . modicum of common sense about 17 doctors, specialists, remedies and ! ' ,' C fw.J' j microscopic bleeding into the intes-, treatments I PPal to the sanity accomplish the desir- tine. for the unwarranted assault! of the intelligent parent who reads ... Btnt. . n..a on the child is generally followed j this column. In my judgment no ; guch u js obrjous that tney by the appearance or rea Diooa cor-ituuu euumu w 6 News Knows No Order in Making. -f -.Have you ever stopped to think how much ; tie way you start the day depends on the kind Of news you have been reading? Ksrnard J, Shw writes plays and labels tben tither pleasant or unpleasant. If Mr. Shav. re a newspaper editor he would find it mo. e of a 0b-to separate his news into pleasant and Unpleasant .editions. News knows no order in the. making. It comes in streaks. One day It may be all good and the next all bad. No newspaper can guarantee pleasant reading on any particular day. -S . But any newspaper can and should realize fchst the public's capacitv for consuming hor rors is limited. Looking on the bright side of Ufe never put any man behind prison walls. In. times of stress and bleak despair a news paper has a hard and fast duty to perform in keeping up the morale of the community. Wkenhe influenza epidemic is raging the truth should be told but it isn't necessary to send the' nation into panic on the doleful accounts of a pessimistic reporter. ' When the divorce mills are churning and the criminal courts have full aockets the newspaper should set down such of the proceedings as present legitimate news val-D-certainly but it isn't necessary to be too Xtelodramatic about it England Making Industrial Strides. :'.-;lt has some bearing on conditions in this jfaUntry that 600,000 men in Eugland who were 'out on a strike have returned to their work and that England is industrially new making great guides and once more resuming her place in the vfwe for commerce. The fact that the total ex ports from the United States is falling off is 4t$ in part to the greater industrial activity of $th. countries affected by the war. as well as to the gradual decline in prices. We may be ship ping perhaps -quite as much In balk, trat the "7iflr1Mny-grietigat The Volunteer Entertainer. You have encountered him (or her) at the theatre, at the conceit, at the lecture. We re fer to the public entertainer, an individual who likes to let the world know how familiar he is with the play, or the concert music, or the lec turer's subject, and how well acquainted he.is with the performer. Or maybe the program is boresome to him. He has heard it before. Or he has seen the picture before. At any rate, what is going on on the-slage is not interesting to him, so he proceeds to have a good time by listening to his own conversation, which varies from criticism to wit, at least he has convinced himself that he is funny, and the girl who is with him laughs at his stuff just because she doesn't wish to offend him. But if you are seated in the vicinity of this entertainer you are annoyed and distracted. You have paid for your seat not to get in out of the rain, but because you feel that you will be en lightened or entertained by the program that is to be offered. If there are any explanations to be offered, these are ordinarily supplied either in a program or from the platform. If there is anything you wish to know about the personal life of the performer you can get you informa tion in your own way. You don't expect to have it sung into your ears by some wise cracker seated in the row behind you. Theatre managers have heard frequent com plaints about these conversational spendthrifts, and occasionally one of them is admonished to check his mouthings, but the evil is far yet from having been curbed, as you will probably have impressed on you the next time you attend a public performance. Y.'e are supposed to shout and laugh at a football game, or a base ball game, or a boxing show, but when we take a seat in an audience of people who pay for the privilege of centering their interest in a play, or a picture, or a concert, or a lecture, we naturally feel resentful to the individual who disturbs us. First of aA, such conduct shows ill breeding and lack of consideration for your neighbor, despite that in the majority of in stances the offense is committed by persons who pride themselves a their. knowledge of the pro- A TENNESSEE negress who transported half boys" of liquor in a baby carriage drew a fine of $100 and 30 days in jail. Her attor nev says he will appeal on the ground that a baby carriage is not a common carrier. Huh; there's only one carrier more common than a perambulator and that's a fliwer. "o, o; Ton Err, My Pear Watson. Merely a Case of Coincidental Juxtaposition." From the Monmouth (111.) Atlas Mr. and Mrs. Charles James of Alexis are the parents of a baby girl born this morning at the hospital. Ralph Tubbs of Berwick was able to leave the hospital yesterday. WE haven't read far in "Peter Whiffle", Carl Van Vechten's book (loaned to us by Jay Sig.). but we find it an absorbing narrative: of what, however, we have no idea yet The abence of quotation marks in such a conver sational book tickles' our fancy and the pres ence of a split infinitive in the preface doesn't deter us from reading on. OH, WELL, THIS IS THE FISH STORY SEASON. Y'KNOW. R. E. M'G.: The following was clipped from the Chicago Herald and Examiner dated Sun day, June 4: The mystery girl who took mercurial poisoning on the Nicholas Senn high school grounds Thursday night is a girl of mystery no longer. She is Eleanor Jarvis of the Darlington hotel. 4700 N. , Racine avenue . . . The girl's plea, from her bed in the American hospital, that "some one feed her goldfish," led to discovery of her identity. -. Sounds rather fishy to me. I knew a Rock Island barber who asked to be fed goldfish ence. He'd been drinking hooch, and not mercurial poison. TOMBSTONE FAN. CATCHING sight of a line in big type which began, "We specialize in bank burglary, rob bery . . .", we were about to gasp, "Have the crooks taken to advertising?", when suddenly we were relieved to see that these words were qualified by the word "insurance". HOOT, MOM WE BlXJfA BELIETE IT! From the Portland (Ore.) Grotto News. A Scotchman who lived on a loch Would sit all day on a rooh! But one day a maid trim. Doffed her clothes for a swim. And the poor fellow died from the shbeh. Duscles- in the dejecta. And Dr. Abt is a baby specialist duly and regularly qualified, since he has is sued a book for nurses and par ents, with the title of "The Baby's Pood" (W. B. Saunders company, Philadelphia) giving detailed direc tions for preparing food for in fants up to 15 months of age. No baby specialist cuts any figure nowadays until he has published a book for mothers on "How to Keep the Baby". There used to be qui to a demand for such books, but the times are changing. I suspect a book entitled "Why Have a Baby?" would enjoy a tremendous sale now. I mention this bloody business, not to prejudice grandma against castor oiling the baby every time the little feller tfie3 out his vital capacity or t evercises his belly muscles I mean belly and not ab dominal but just to add another worry to the load mother already carries. My craven purpose is to implant in the mind of the mother the disturbing suspicion that castor oil may not be the harmless thing it is popularly supposed to be. In deed' the grannies who so eagerly ply the puling infant with this ven erable panacea know not what they do. Far from being the perfectly harmless remedy they confidently assume it to be, castor oil must be j carry it constantly on your back of castor oil except by direction of the physician. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. Boric Acid for Sweating Feet My grandson, aged 10, has devel oped perspiring feet, with a dis agreeable odor. What to do? H. D. C- Answer Wring the feet of all his stockings out of a solution of as much boric acid as a quart of water will dissolve when hot, and let them dry out. Powder the in sides of his shoes each day with borc acid powder. Avoid hot bath ing of the feet;, tepid or cold water only, and the less of that the better. Rather an Advance etioe. I am 38 years old, five feet and seven inches tall, and weigh 191 pounds in ordinary summer clothes. My heart thumps for quite a while when I hustle a bit and I seem pretty short of wind. This is not an ckatuary, but ... L. J. G. Answer No, not exactly an obit uary. Rather call it an advance notice, or, say. a vague sense of calamity to come. Well, can you blame the heart and lungs for grumbling some about toting around the 40-pound handicap all the time. Wouldn't you yourself complain if I handed you 40 pounds of scrap iron and required you to credited with its own mortality rate. It kills some youngsters, be yond peradventure of doubt. Not because it causes microscopic hem orrhage into the bowel, but for the reason I shall attempt to explain. Now and then a "stoppage of the bowels" or an obstinate state of costiveness in an infant happens to be due to some actual obstruc tion, let us say intussusception (slipping of one portion of intes tine into the portion next below), and in such circumstances any pnysic can oniy aggravate tr.c j trouble and increase the danger to j life. In older children a costive state with some slight feverishness and upset stomach which the ir repressible granny promptly as cribes to worms may possibly in dicate a serious lesion such as ap pendiciits, and to administer castor oil at such a time is indeed a risky business since the purgative is like ly to cause the inflammation to spread and thus place the precious life in Jeopardy. There is danger or on your belly, to be more pre cise? Let s not rush that obituarv notice needlessly? Plenty of time later on. Right now. Friend Man, you had better commence worry ing along on two meals a day, since three seem to be driving you so rap idly toward breakdown. By passing up the superfluous and really bur densome mid-day lunch you may yet come back. Try it for a month and see how much better you willr feel. Girl Versus 3Iother. I am a girl of 17 and play bas ketball strenuously two nights a week, after which I take a warm and then a cold shower. Will it harm me if I continue this right through the periods? Mother warns me against it but says we mav abide by your reply. M. D. M. Answer Continue right through, surely. I am glad to know that mother is not incorrigibly obsessed by the delusion of feminine "delicacy". The Daily Short Story SELDOM do we object to persons calling tne movie roik anytning tney please, but we don't get the idea when the Davenport Times refers to Nazimova as "celebated". We refuse to believe it. D'Ton Suppose He Means a Rooster?, Bushnell Corr., Galesburg Republican Register.) William Cox of North Sperry street, was catching some chickens at her home to kill in order to prepare a luncheon for his daughter, who was soon going west. As he was doing so, a vicious male b!rd flew up and struck him near one of his hands and I am informed that infection has set in which will be bad for a man of his age. "HEAVENS", by Louis Untertnver, in the latest two issues of the "Broom", is a fan tastic bit of writing we should be sorry to have missed. Readers of Dell, Lewis and Mencken may find entertainment in the closing para graphs. Which RiTaled the Sahara, X Doubt. From the DavSnport Times. Stanwood. Iowa An old - fashioned barn raising was held at the William Tenly farm last Monday. About thirty neighbors assembled and the barn was raised and the siding and floors put in. all in one day. It was all old-fashioned except the keg of beer. In its place good food was furnished, and desert of ice cream. RODOLPH THE BEAUTIFUL has promised not to assume marital relation with the pres ent Mrs. Valentino "until the time fixed by the law shall have expired". In that ease we suggest that Rodolph take the text for his next movie "sermon" from Job xiv:14. And if be can get any comfort from Milton's much-quoted line he's welcome to it, WE see by the paper (the revered parent sheet, if you must know) that a ladv has died "following a paralytic strike". That has no reference to the coal strike. It hasn't paralyzed anything yet ADD to jobs for Arthur Davis, the man who is "financially able to handle anything": Bribing Grandpa Rockefeller to give his fettotJiK&uae jnaraage. AUST IXCRETIA'S SILK GOW.N. By Mae 'orton Morris. (Copyright, 1922, by Wheeler Syn dicate, Inc.) Martha Redfield pushed a stray wisp of white hair from her wrin kled forehead and sighed deeply. "I suppose it's my own fault, Betty," she confided to the pretty girl of 20, who was spending her summer vacation on the farm. "Samuel used to ask me to go with him and I always refused. The children were small then and I didn't think I could leave them, and I never seemed to have a thing fit to wear. Now I suppose it nev er enters his head that I would like to see anything beside the old farm, but I suppose it doesn't mat ter much after all." And Martha sighed again and settled deeper into the ancient rocking chair. Samuel Redfield had started for the city early that morning, wear ing his "b'iled shirt" and best suit, a veritable "Beau Brummel," in spite of his 68 years. Because of his departure his wife's spirits were as correspondingly as her hus band's were high, and now to Betty she was voicing her mild complaint. The girl listened sympathetically, a plan to help Martha revolving the while in her active young brain. "Cousin Martha, I've a little scheme! Will you listen?" Betty had risen and was standing over the little old lady. Eagerly she pressed the toil-worn hands in hers. "I m going to fix you all up grand and give that truant hubby of yours the rest. "Cousin Martha look! Did you ever see such a thick waistband on a dress? It looks padded. Hand me the scissors, please." Clip-clip, her fingers flew, then an explanation burst from her lips. "Of all things! Look! Look! Martha Aunt Lucretia's money!" Sewed in with great care were gold pieces and tightly-folded bills, each in a small compartment of its own. not unlike the arrangement of a cartridge belt. On a yellow slip of paper were the faded words: "For my dear sister Mary from Lu- cretia." The trembling old lady and eager girl counted the treasure together. Five hundred dollars! The old farm house was witness ing strange scenes. Samuel was coming home on the evening train. Betty, master of ceremonies, was putting Martha through a course of treatment that might have been prescribed by any idol of the silver sheet Amused, scandalized, and feeling positively sinful, as she glimpsed herself in the mirror. Cousin Mar tha witnessed her rejuvenation with mingled and varied emotions, hot the least of these being a profound and guilty satisfaction. Her white tresses were marcell ed, piled high on her head and puffed becomingly above her ears. A vigorous massage with cold cream had left her skin amazingly soft and fragrant, and now a powder puff, skilfully applied, was doing would not be uniform, and experi ence has indicated that there are a few states that will not enact any laws whatever dealing with this question. Twice federal laws have been passed that were intended to pro hibit or regulate child labor, and twice the supreme court of the United States has nullified the work of congress. Years ago former Senator Albert J. Beveridge of In diana, who has Just wen a primary contest for a senatorial nomina tion again, made a long fight for a child labor law, and in the end it was passed. It simply prohibited child labor law under that provis ion of the constitution which em powers congress to regulate inter state commerce. The supreme court held that the act was unconstitu tional. In 1919 another law was passed that was intended'to regulate the employment of ehildren under the age of 14 in any mill, cannery, workshop, factory or manufactur ing establishment, or of children under the age of 16 in any mine or quarry, by imposing an excise tax of 10 per cent upon the net annual profits of those employing such labor. The constitutionality of this act was attacked in three cases in North Carolina. They were car ried to the supreme court, and in a recent decision that august tribu nal again wiped child labor legis lation off the federal statutes. The opinion, which was delivered by Chief Justice Taft, held that the new law was not merely the taxa tion measure which it appeared to be, but was in fact a prohibition. That is to sy, congress by appear ing to levy a tax was in reality seeking to regulate ot to prevent child labor. "A court must be blind not to see that the so-called tax is imposed to Stop the employment of children within the age limits pre scribed." said Chief Justice Taft. Tax Plan a Snbterfnire. Declaring it was the duty of the court to decline to recognize or en force laws dealing with subjects not entrusted to congress, but left by the supreme law of the land to the control of the states, the chief justice said the court must perform that duty "even though it requires us to refuse to give effect to legis lation designed to promote the highest good." "The good sought in unconstitu tional legislation," added Mr. Taft. "is an insidious feature because it turned. Amendments of the con stitution are proposed in joint res olutions which must receive a two thirds vote in both the house anj senate, a quorum being present in each body, and must then he rati tied by the legislatures of threV fourths of the states. Necessarily this takes a constf erable period of time even beB" there is little or no opposition tc the desired constitutional china? and those who hope to see child" l.' bor abolished are impatient of i(. lay. The required resolutions havj been introduced and their speed? consideration will be urged. Mean' while, an effort will be made to &t tain the desired end by a short cut, and there are those who be! lieve that it is still possible to frame a federal child labor ha tha t will withstand anv constitn tional attacks that may he made ca it in the courts. Federal License rian. A federal license for al! corpora tions, partnership"; and individuals that seek to engage in interstate commerce is the device ry which it is claimed that the necessily of a constitutional amendment can be obviated. It is believed that congress, un der its authority to regulate com merce between the states, ran re quire that such a license be taken out. and can lay down the condi tions under which the licenses will be granted. Suppose the nation's law-makers say to the employers ot the country: "You cannot engace in interstate commerce unless w regulate you. and we require you to take out a license. Moreover, in requiring you to take out such a license we prescribe certain con ditions, ami one condition is that you cannot have or hold such a li cense if you employ children un der 16 years of aee. if you are op erating a mine or nuarry, or under 14 years if your establishment is a mill or a factory. You can take the license or leave it. If yon want to engage in interstate commerce and take the license, ynu will take it with the conditions attached to is pointed out that such a law is decidedly different, from one which says merely that ' vou can not engage in interstate commerce if you employ children under a cer tain aee," or from one which sav "the federal government will take 10 per cent of your profus if yon employ children and dispose of your products through interstate commerce." This law would be essentially a measure to regulate commerce he tween the states, and no one aimed primarily to prevent the employ ment of young boys and girls. The conditions attached to the proposed federal license would undoubtedly cover many other thine? which it has been found difficult r accom plish through national laws. Ft leads citizens and legislators of good purpose to promote it without 'example, a law was passe - i under thought of the serious breach it which it was supposed that the will make in the ark of our coven- federal trade commission could re ant or the harm which will come quire mining compaTiies to furnish from breaking down recognized complete information a? to cnal standards. In the maintenance of production costs, prices, etc.. bst local self-government on the one the coal interests went into court hand and the national power on the jand secured an injunction restrain- other, our country has been able to endure and prosper for nearly a century and a half." No sooner was this decision of the supreme court announced than steps were taken to bring about an amendment to the constitution un der which it will be possible for congress to prohibit child labor. Advocates of this reform will not abandon the struggle without mak ing this final effort. If the courts say that the constitution says the federal government cannot prevent ! cniia lanor, tney say constitution!" ing the commission from rrqiiinn? such data. But if these companies had had to take out federal bar ters or licenses, an l to cwnplv with certain conditions before t he v could secure or hold such farter?, it would have been a different story, according to some ronsntmiOMl experts. , As yet a bill has not beei intro duced that undertakes to cirrv out this new idea, but it is kip -in that several representatives an.' sena tors have such measure:: under change the consideration. No one denies the levil of child labor, and everyone a real surprise, and I'll wager he will ask you to go somewhere with him." Martha's deep blue eyes, unladed by the years, smiled. "Don't be silly, child: I'm past prinking up, and my clothes have been made over till there's not a thing left to put the scissors to." "Please, Cousin Martha," Betty coaxed, "Just let me look through your things. I'm sure I'll find something." And she did. Martha, looking over her shoulder as she rummaged through a musty old trunk, raised her hands in protest as Betty triumphantly pulled a black siik dress from its abandon ment. "Not that, Betty," Martha's voice sounded ominous "that dress was poor Aunt Lucretia's." Betty spread the ancient creation over her knee. "But why not. Cou sin Martha? It's a shame to let it lie there and go to pieces." "Lucretia was mother's oldest sister," Martha explained, "and dreadful peculiar- When she knew she was going to die she gave moth er, who was her favorite sister, this dress. She was afraid flhey would lay her out in it, and she said it was too good for that Mother nev er wore it She said she was afraid Lucretia would appear to her if anything happened to it. "The brothers and sisters thought Lucretia had a little money laid by, but they couldn't find a trace of it Lucretia told mother that she'd fool 'em if they was figuring on her leaving them anything." Betty said nothing. She was in tently examining this gown of the peculiar Lucretia's, and she lookedj puzzled. ; "Never used a bit of that silly stuff in all my life, Be:ty," this in Eelf-defense. "Then it's time vou did. Cousin Martha." "But it clogs the pores, and " Martha Redfield laughed like a girl, and a tinge of color suffused her face and blended becomingly with the pink powder. "I suppose it can't hurt me much at my age can it?" Betty worked on relentlessly. "You old dear, of course not!" The girl stepped back to view her work. "If you don't look like a dowager duchess!" she exclaimed with satisfaction. Then the black silk dress was donned. Made over in simple and becoming lines, with a frill of soft, creamy lace at the throat, it would have pleased even the exacting Lu cretia herself. "Samuel will think I've taken leave of my senses," whispered Martha, but she smiled at her re flection In the mirror with Ill-concealed pride. A footstep in the hall, and Mar tha started with a flutter of excite ment Another moment and Sam uel stood in the doorway. "I swan. Marthy! " he ejaculated. "I didnt know you. I'm blessed if I'm not proud of you!" He stoODed ana Kissea ner wnite forehead. Constitutional amendments were. would be glad to see it made irn necessary to bring about woman's j possihle under a federal enactment, suffrage and tbe prohibition of the if a law can be drafted mat will liauor traffic. It is by no means f-eret bv or over the cons'itutinnal an easy task to effect a change in the organic law of the United 1 States, but once the people have i been aroused to a belief that a change is needed the trick can be ' hurdles. Incidentally, the treasure that has been briefly ouM:rted mi? be the means of attaining other ends which legal wi;p;ii r-- here tofore have found ways to ie. Argus Information Bureau t AJrr leader can get Ins aoawer to any question bx wnUtig The Arj-j- Informr Hon Bureau, frederic 1. Baakln. Director. WutiinKton. C. Give fit:, a-me s tlrees ai?d ancloae twe-eeat at&mp tor return poetare. Pc brief AH m.i".r:t- n toDfidential. ttB repUev torxnt aeal direct to eacii utitridual. u .Li.,--a aid lu aunoymoua tetlera.) Q. Does rain help people suffer- this is a desert tree ivhif ! ing with hay fever? L. L. A. California, Arizona and A. continued ram anoras rener to such patients, for it causes pre cipitation of the pollen in the air and prevents more of it leaving the plants. If the rain lasts long enough the sufferer finds relief be cause the effects of the inhaled pol len wears off. Q. What is a Manhattan sand wich? A. W. A. A New York chef says that a Manhattan sandwich has a filling of fried egg, minced ham and onion. Q. Is our system of weights and measures the same, as that, used in A. The prevalent idea that those in common use here are identical with the British imperial system is erroneous. For example, the Unit-. ed States yard is slightly longer than tie imperial yard, and this inequality extends to all its sub divisions and multiples. Q. What is a Joshua tree? H. K. N. A. The forestry service says that calculate Betty's been fixin' vou up." They looked for the girl, but she had vanished. "I've been a selfish old fool, to go off so many times without you, Marthy. but this is the last time. You can't say now you have noth ing to wear." "I guess you think I'm sillv all tur bi&hed no like this. Samuel, but room. the child would do it" Then to cover her embarrassnient: "And we found Lucretia's money, Samuel, five hundred dollars!" "No! You don't say!" "Yes, Samuel" this eagerly, "and I ! now you can have that big foreign rows m ,-w Mex ico. It has liorhr. soft, snoosv , and is used fur boxes and wrapp'-ng material. Q. What is the origin of he Kel tic cross H A ?. A. Kelticrrosses are v a as were found on the Blessed Isle, one of the Hebrides group known as Iona. Some authorities believe that the circular svmbol. which appear5 at the connection of the upr:ghi beam and the cross hear.., is we sign of the sun. Q. Please give examples of words in which the letter "w" is used as a vowel. R J. McC A. In words where w forms the second element of a dipthnrg, as in few and how, w is a vowel. Q. What part of the United ?'e had more volunteers than i's quota in the draft for the war? J. f - G A. Hawaii had the only ;roops that were so much over 1" Pp cent that it was not necessary -" draw men in the first draft These troops volunteered to a percentage of 182. Q. Why is it said that treason never succeeds or prospers? C. H A. When an attack on the estab lished order has met with success the victors do not prosecute t hern selves for treasonable conspir;5CV- Hence the epigram of Sir John Ha- j rocker down at Hunt's store that rington: "Treason" never prospers you've been wanting so long "Not me! Every cent of that money is yours, Marthy, and you can spend it all for yourself when we take that little trip together one of these days." "Bless their hearts," was Bet ty's silent comment from the next What's tho ramn' When it iln prosper, none dare call it treason Q. What is the cost of burnir? city garbage? J- A- The cost of incinerating Kar' bage in the United States ranze: from $?30 to $1,000 per 3nnuni pet 1,000 of population, the average be ing about 600.