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VOL, 21, .NO. 3
, Secretary Hughes
Well, tho big nows broke, which
wasn't now nows at all, except that at
lilat It 1b doflnlto. You all road It in
tho headline's. Charles Evans Hughod
hatf boon offered, and has accoptod,
tho post of secretary of state.
Th'a Is how It was mado public.
When Goorgo Christian camo Into tho
corr.dor and said, "All right, ; lady
,r(l nowspapor men, come on in," wo
vont, filing Into tho green-carpeted
iKJtol room, where Mr. Harding has
iffl conferences with us. He was
shore, talking to a quiet person with
a suuaro, greyish beard and wo lined
up, as Usual. ,
Then Mr. Harding said: "About
tho only nows I havo for you this
morning is something that will not
come to you with any great shock of
surprise. But I am happy to say that
I have tendered tho portfolio of sec
rotary of stato to Governor Hughes
and that ho has boon ploasod to ac
cept.' ' '
Scribble, scribble, scribble, went a
fow pencils on backs of old envelopes
or anything handy, by a- few of tho
men who thought they ought to take
notes. Mr. Hughes looked a bit self
".onscious behind liis beard. Somo
' ody asked Mr. Harding if ho wanted
to make any statement about ambass
adorial appointments now and ho
said ho would leave that sort of thing
to Mr. Hughes.
"That Is another policy of this ad
ministration which I wish to make
oloar now," ho said. "Matters which
concern the secretary of stato will be
left" entirely to tho secretary, of state.
You must go. to him for all your in
formation. In fact, I'll begin right
now by leaving him to you."
. Mr. Hughes obligingly stepped for
ward. Ho is much shorter than I
thought ho was, although "short" Is
not at all tho word one would use in
speaking of him. He is1 about as tall
as Mr. Harding, although the presl-vjdont-elect's
bulk makes him seem
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kThe Commoner, Lincoln,. Nebr.
o osYnd a mild: almost Urlng mw
nor When he smiles, and his Is the
mpersonal, slightly mirthless smile
of the student and observer, his teeth
are very noticeable and strong so
strong !n fact,, that I rather think
they Suit he false. About h m hero
Sn no hint of the . professional
politician as we know me oroBu u
Amorica. He is the poisea, uuilu ,
Amorica. nu 10 m w.- , " f ,
tllOUpllttUl proiuamuiiui i. -
intensely reassuring to realize, will
have one of the most important posts
in th's administration. And it is an
open secret that tho choice of Mr.
Hughes is not only universally pleas
ing but provides the cabinet with
,nmiini nhniit whom there is no
hesitation, and in whom there is
the portfolio which had been offered
I.! i.4i o (TKonf nr.vllfijrc and a
great responsibility, one which he
could not feel he had the right to
refuse. He also added that while
there was nothing to say as yet about
tho appointment of ambassadors he
would say that tho policy of tho next
State department was to be one of as
much publicity as was possible. Every
day conferences were to be held with
newspaper men and everything would
bo given to the press which could
be made public without jeopardizing
the work of the department. His
manner in so saying was of the ut
most frankness, a frankness, one felt,
which was Mr. Hughes' own natural
THAfhnrl and nature, rather than a
question of policy In answering the
questions of the men he was not, of
course, as familiar as Mr. Harding,
who has known them all intimately,
but npne the less was in the highest
degree gracious. Several of the news
paper men congratulated him and he
rece'vod tholr praise with an expres
sion of almost shy pleasure. A very
delightful person indeed, this new
secretary of state, I think, and ono
in whom the entire country may feel
the greatest confidence. Miami
case of this kind I think should be
permitted to stand. Tho bill-tho
legisalturo was asked to pass wag
copied from the old local option law,
and during the long years of the en
forcement of the local option law tho
wisdom of this law was never ques
tioned, but on the contrary enabled
the local option law to be enforced.
If tho people of Texas are opposed
to the enforcement of the prohibition
law, then their representatives havo
certainly carried out their wishes, be
cause the bootlegger, the worst
enemy civilization has, can now sell
his liquor and he can not beconvicted
unless a third persoi will come to
court and testify that he had no in
terest in the purchase of the whisky
and that as an innocent bystander ho
saw the sale made. Not very often Is
a third person called into conference
to witness a transaction of th:s kind.
11 'T.nwionnnpRq RRomR to have the
right of way these days in Texas
In reply to questions about his
work. Mr. Hugnes sam mat u ngui u mwo mV -"'
very glad to say that he considered concluded the governor, with a smile,
ti.n Tinrtfniin which had been offered in commenting on the action of the
House in defeating the 'bill that had
for its purpose, so the governor
Rtatnd. tho nerfectine and the
forcement of the prohibition law.
NJDFF DEPLORES KILLING OP
DRY ENFORCEMENT BILL
(From the Austin, Texas, States
man, Feb. 24.)
Governor Neff when asked this
morning what he thought of the ac
tion of the House in killing the-bill
by Morris of Medina, ' which pro
vided that a bootlegger could be con
victed on the evidence alone of the
purchaser of whisky, said:
"Tho defeat of this bill is the
greatest victory for the bootlegger
and the lawless element of Texas that
has been won in this state for many
years. The bill was introduced at
my suggestion to meet a ruling
handed down by the court, interpret
ing the meaning of what is known
as the Dean law. The action of the
House by its vote practically wiped
off the books and made ineffective
the prohibition law. The bootlegjror
is in high clover now. w n ,.
sell a quart of whisky to the best
man in Texas, and that honest, truth
ful man can testify before a" jury of
twelve men- and swear he bought
the whisky, can tell where he bought
the whisky and what he paid for It
and all the circumstances of the pur
chase and exhibit the liquid bought
by him and identify the defendant as
the seller, and yet in the face of thai
testimony, the bootlegger need not
even take the stand and deny it, for
the reason that the law as it now
stands comes to his rescue ,and in
structs the court to reverse the case
.. . ai8miss ll r lack of evidence.
As governor, I thought this broken
unit In the law should be mended
The members of tho House did not
tumK ao. Tne verdict of a Jury ina;
ACTORS OPPOSE SUNDAY PLAYS-
.A London cablegram, dated Feb.
24 says: British actors and actresses
have no desire to emulate their fel
low players in America by giving
Sunday theatrical performances. A
proposal to open London theaters on
Sundays has just been voted down by
an overwhelming majority at a meet
ing organized by the British Drama
League. Most of those who voted
were members of tho theatrical pro
fession. , .
The suggestion that playa be given
on Sunday was made by Arthur Bou
chier, an actor, and Father Adderley,
a popular socialist divine.
Mr. Bouchier said that only such,
plays should be produced on Sundays
as did not occupy the usual weekly
bill and that acting on Sundays
should be optional. An atterqpt at
coercion, he declared, should be made
Father Adderley urged that It was
a question of common sense, not of
religiorr, that the fourth command
ment had long ceased to be dntVn
law. He believed that Sunday should
he a day of recreation, and that "if
there is one thing that really does
recreate it is seeing a'play.'r
George Bernard ShaW quickly had
the house roaring with laughter. He
began by supporting the proposal
with extraordinary enthusiasmt in his
capacity of playwright who wanted
to make money Out of his plays, and
ended by condemning" it with even
greater fervor as a "friend of the
"If you give up your presbnt Sun
day holiday- under the impression
that Sunday will be any different
from other days in thn tfcp tar
you will be getting any more money
ftw oownn Antra mn.1. i - .
-w. Hw.wa ua wuiiv man ior six,
then I shall continue to hold the
same opinion of your political intelli
gence, as members of the British pub
lie, as I hav-e held in the .past.'
General Burleson to .transport thV
supply of liquors to their Ohio and
Texas, homes, aiieL, Similar permits
wlrfbe issued-fy all-ther;other cabinet
members who seek theirivit is said
Likewise, no prohibition will be
made' on tne removal -or transporta
tion of flquor supplies of other de
camping Washingtonians if they g0
through the formulae qtapplying to
the Federal Prohibition, Director for
tho required permit.
Seven thousand persona each year aro laid
away tho buriftl certificato . bojng marked
"RUDturo." Why? BecaUBo tho unfortunate
ones had neglected themselves or had boeu
wcrely taking caro of tho aign (swelling) of th
affliction and paying no attention to the cause.
What aYo yon doing1? Are you neglecting
yourablf by vteafing' a truss, appliance, or
whatever namo you choose to call it? At beat,
tho. truss la only a WRktoshift falao prop
against a collapsing wall and cannot bo ex
pected to act as moro than a mere mechanical
support. Tho binding pressure retards blood
I inusc)o3 of that which they need most
But science has found a way, and every truss
Bufferor in the land is invited to make a FREQ
test right in tho privacy of their own home.
Tho PLAPAO method is Unquestionably tba
most scientific, logical and successful self
treatment lor rupture the world has ever
The PLAPAO-PAD when' adhering cloaely
to the body cannot possibly Blip or shift out
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Louis, Mo., for FJtJSE trslal, . Plapao and
the information "necessary
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AGENTS Mason sold 18 Sprayers and
Autowashers one. Saturday. Profit
$54.00. Square Deal.w .Steady work.
KUSLER COMPANY, Johnstown, Ohjo.
WILSON OBTAINS PERRIIT TO
MOVE HIS LIQUORS
n Special dispatch to the St, Louis.
Washington, March 3. Tomorrow
will be official hooch moving day in
this city." . J
A permit was isuod the other' day
for Woodrow Wilson, who desired 0
v-xyo Dumo nquors rrom the White
HoUSe tO his now Wnariino-f'rt i
l8trfTGt- lt was explained at tho
vmr X1UU8B ina tne President's
stock was mado up largely of gifts
which have been made to him; with
a small quantity which had been pur
chasQd by the chief executive for
medical purposes. .- -'
Permits have tutan 1roi;o,v , ..
:l rotary of War Baker andrP0?tmaster
INVENTIONS WANTED. Cash or royalty
for ld:as. Adam Fisher Mfg. Co., 102
St. Louis, Mo. :
IP YOU. WANT to sell " or exchange
your property . -write- mo, John J.
Black. 12th St. Chippewa. Falls. Wis.
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ing for newspapers, magazines. Ex
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Manning A. Trea, Sveigbit about
135 pounds, height 5 feet, 8 inches,
brown hair and eyes, fine teeth with
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ally. Callbus pn'vight thumb.. Small
scar on scalp. " Wore Drown cap,
gray coat, gray flannel shirt, jsreen
trousers, brown high shoes, rubber
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signet ring. Talented cornet and
clarinet player. Known to havo
been in Williamsport, Pa., about
June 20th, Ariybtfdy knowing h'8
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