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THE OMAHA BEE: WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 4. 1922.
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THE -DEAD- LIQUOR ISSUE.
In eea states there are csmlMatt for the
Unit! States Senats who r running an avowed
wot," Four of the "wet" csnrfiilates are rtcmo
rratic anJ three are republican. The candidate
and it at wi are ai follows:
Edward, New Jersey, democrat; Reed, Missouri,
ilfmo-rat; romrrcnr, Ohio, democrat; Orry, lihoile
Jaland, democrat; LaFclletta, Wisconsin, republican;
McLean, Connecticut, republican; Calder, New York,
With these candidate, there I no pretense at
the liquor question being- a dfad issue. It is very
much alive, and thro candidates arc dointr their be.it
to secure election with promises lo repeal or modi
fication of the Volstead law.
If these candidates am elected, tilunir with the
more than 100 candidate! for the house of represen
tative!, who are running on wet platform also, there
will be a project for the repeal of the Volstead
act. If the Volstead act is repealed, It will, of course,
apply to Nebraska a well ai to any ether state. Ne
brsska then will be compelled to fall back on her
atate legislation for the enforcement of prohibition
Senator Hitchcock has not taken a frank stand
on prohibition or the Volstead law. Starting with
the evasion contained In the democratic state pint
form which prates about the liquor question at sea,
Hitchcock has now switched to a peculiarly worded
and possibly ambiguous statement as follow! :
"No change in the Volstead act can modify
the Nebraska law and I shall not vote for any
If this statement means what it seems to mean,
and Hitchcock keepi hii promise, it is a desertion or
double-cross on the part of Hitchcock of the "wet"
voters wbo have been the backbone of his support
since ha cams into public life. If would mean that
in the hour when seven other senatorial candidates
art running as "wets" in other states, Hitchcock has
deserted his platform and his associates of days
gons by and temporarily, tit least, has climbed
board the good ship "Prohibition" in dry Nebraska.
In March, 1920, when Hitchcock wired Snellen
berger at Omaha stating that he favored the repeal
of the Volstead act to permit the sale of wine and
beer, there: were no "wet" candidates for the senate
running in the seven Btatea above mentioned. Now,
with his colleagues running for the senate on "wet"
platforms ani with the sentiment for light wines
and beer undoubtedly growing stronger in many
states, Hitchcock climbs aboard the "dry" platform.
There is something so distinctly acrobatic about this
that it fairly fascinates the eye. The Great Houdini
himself could scarcely do better. Putting a finger
on a flea would be a pastime compared with keeping
track of a. senator under such conditions.
It would seem that the "wet" voter has no choice
but to desert Hitchcock, who has deserted him while
wren candidates for the senate of the United Sates
and 100 candidates for the house of representatives
are rallying to the "wet" voters' cause.
As to the dry voter, his attitudo will be determin
ed by his faith in Hitchcock's sudden "conversion"
in the critical hours of his candidacy. Ho should
consider that Hitchcock's "conversion" was an
nounced on September 26, six weeks to a day be
fore the election It is at best an eleventh-hour "con
version." It is at the mo3t an enforced "conversion,"
enforced by the realization that Nebraska is dry,
that the liquor issuo cannot be made dead by t ailing
it dead, and that a majority of the voters of Ne
braska want no repeal or modification of the Vol
stead act. Moreover, unlike most "conversions"
there is no question of principle or moral involved.
With amazing frankness, Hitchcock gives his reason
as, "because no change in the Volstead act could
modify Nebrnska law."
Thus the "conversion" is admittedly born of the
desire for votes, made at the eleventh hour. Is it
on tha deathbed of the senator's political ambitions?
irftt that ffie be cautious in expectation. Still,
little surprise will fullow the announcement that
Mr. Lson has turned up, safe and sound. He is
too pool a oune of "copy" to be Informally tlis.
THE 1922 MODEL INFANT.
"Out of the mouths of babe-." -this is indeed
a sophisticated age, ai even the new-born infants
prove. Always it has been believed that man conies
Into tha world without knowledge, having everything
to learn, and with nothing but tendencies acquired
from the parent. Recent events, however, ra.t the
myth of I'allas Athene springing full armed from
the brow of Jove tt inntnmcsne.
'Twa only a few days since that the story canio
from Iowa of a baby calling out "Mather" when a
fw hour old. This despite the fact that the sound
th" requires the tongue again the teeth. Tha
sleet is that a baby ha been born in New York
ith a set t-f 12 tth. What the t eU entry in th.s
tonUtt f precocity will be n net be imaainej.
TOM I.AWSON BROKK AGAIN,
Thomas W. lawwn h rri,vi!l another thntl
far the world f ftname. and f 'f ." f the rrt
of u. H auM In a trb. I. a fr a tar
face lndutin g eat rly closed out.
prtBmm'ld," h' tV,tM t't, rat been tame I
ewet fwf onlt( at ttMr.r, and pjrir b
ba l t ll'in N rf of
jt.-e the may be twm.!.t.ty ev.V.'e f jr sa'e.
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-THE CRIME OF 19M,"
It mun have been with a senna of relief that
the WiUon administration turned over the conduct
of national affair to tha republican. Better than
any one outnide thu government these officials mut
have underttood that things had got to out of hand
that it would bo a alow and arduous task to set
them right again. The prnre of deflation had al
ready been In gnu, and was getting under such head'
uy that it would be difficult to head it oft before
widespread disatter befell
.Speaking to the voters of the Fifth dUtrict last
week, It. li. Howell expressed the opinion that the
democrats did not deliberately take steps to ruin and
disnatixfy the farmers, but he censured them for
laying the blamu for deflation on the administration
that followed them. Now, however, the continued
effort of the democratic politicians to ahlft the re
sponsibility for deflation in disregard of all the farts,
aroused the suspicion that tho contraction of the
currency and tho calling of loans was hastened for
the purpose of adding to the problems of the in
coming republican administration.
Mr. Howell has quoted Senator Hcflin of Ala
bama, one of thu leader of the southern democratic
bloc with which Hitchcock is allied, to the effect
that di flution had been foisted on the nation in 1920,
and that farmer had been induced to plant immense
crop while price v. ere high, only to have the cur
rency deflated and thouxar.ds of farmers bankrupted
before they had a chance to market their harvest.
There are other democratic witnesses. On May 18.
last, Representative Lunkford of Georgia said dur
ing a debate on the .M uncle hhouls bill: '
'.... 1 you, my filendu, realize that during
tlie yi-r 1920 tho deflation of the currency an! the
decline in prices which followed caused a Iofs to the
rn'inem of the tuition in mm equal to nearly on
ti'ilf of the vulun of nil the railroad of the nut Ion?
. . . . No wonder the nation In In a s"rioua con
dition, with our most important Industry suffering
no mm h. AVe must save the firmer If we desire to
siv our nation and make It teadfat and eectire."
Senator Hcflin and Representative Lankford were
not speaking as partisans, but in the interest of the
rational welfare. Though they are democrats, they
held their own party, and not the republicans, re
sponsible for the deflation that started long before
the election in 1920.
SPEEDING MOTOR COPS.
When Chief Dempsey gives instructions to hi
motorcycle squad to "bring in the speeders," it
would not be amiss to caution them, too, against
On occasion, a motorcycle officer is expected to
drive faster than the rate prescribed by law, as
when answering an emergency call or giving chase
to a violator of the speed regulations.
But his uniform and his badge give him no li
cense to mako a practice of fast and daring driving
on downtown streets. An injury from a police mo
torcycle might prove fatal to a pedestrian, even as
an injury from a reckless motorist often does. But
Chief Dempsey's stalwart "speed cops'' seemed not to
have taken this into account.
Only last Saturday night, when Farnam street
was teeming with motor traffic, a motorcycle officer
raced madly west from Twenty-fourth street, dodg
ing dexterously in and out among the many auto
mobiles in his path, and dashing past a westbound
Dundee street car.
As he passed the street car he played his throttle
to make the cutout on his machine bark noisily.
Brakes screeched as motorists sought to halt to
keep out of his path. Passengers on the street car
craned their necks out the windows, expecting a
Visions of some demon attacking a beautiful
woman screaming for succor and a gallant, khaki
clad Omaha motorcycle officer risking not only his
own life and limb, but those of scores of others as
well, in his mad dash to her aid, arose to the imagi
nation of passengers in the street car.
But when the tram slowed down to a stop at the
boulevard, there was the same officer, astride his
motorcycle with his barracks cap pushed jauntily
back on his head, indisputedly enjoying himself in
the glaring headlights of passing automobiles as
"citizen traffic officers" feverishly jotted down li
cense numbers of petty violators.
Chief Dempsey, in his vigorous campaign against
speeders, might well remind this daring member of
his motorcycle squad that he should obey the law
as well as enforce it.
ROOSEVELT IN OMAHA.
Something more than a political event is the com
ing of Theodore Roosevelt, jr., to Omaha. Those of
the Roosevelt blood are always sure of a welcome in
the west, and they always bring a message worth
Young Teddy, like his father before him, is as
much at home in the great plains country as at his
home in New York or in his office as assistant sec
retary of war. There is nothing sectional about him
his is the national view.
Colonel R"ocvch i to jrirak in the Onuhj Audi
tnriuni at S o'clock tonight. No doubt he will make a
ringing republican declaration he comes to further
the campaign of R. ft. Howell for I'nited States
sena'or, and of all tho other party candidates. Like
father, Theodore Kiiiikevvlt, jr., has ideals, con
vutioni, and, like his forebear, ha has the courage
t speak, yea, t fight fr these ideals and con
v i tions.
Nvbr i.ka need to be reminded that it action
rt ib Nnrtr,rr eK-fti.i wut have wide effect. Ihis
i no pefy feud for office, but a trugl of vaiicr
;.',.,mfi ii-n j:!r.Mi the whi!e quctiion of mik'i
course and pr"i,Tr,
The women voters, ha ar refuted from many
.mM.'t of the t be deeply inlrt I i rur-
rent ffir, wdl be particularly truk by the broad
,.f ftohtl R .-sell. The !rna f th weftd
r, h remradv; th follower af his father, and
rtpi ! cr far'!y, may w!l make Ihis Wdn
wy :! t a dy f rual.
Howell's Mix f re ftrtonalilr.
fiei-ln Counr: Th ill of It V.
Howell to th vallny, dmpit tha f4i't
that ll cam durliitf a strumous w.-R
Iwaum if fair condition. i1uk'Ioh
tuyund a aonuhln doubt tluit the
rpullicn party, whether Intention'
ally or not, elm a ral cjtmpaianvr
!. It h already known that
! h.l th ear i f th ruril or narl
cultural rlu, and that hia attitude
I'pun nalltuuil ciuelmna waa atuae
tiv. Put anyone who saw th loan
hininelf in ' turn, a a apmiivr, and
am a lua t IT of porsonal rontael. could
not fail to h convinced of lua am
orlty and In ahiluy to preeant tua
lew in a at raiahi forward and tin
preaalns; way, At a prnare)
thinker who liu xhown In capacity
l.y Ma work, and lv th undoubted
appoal li make to th common nuui,
h U tha eiart type of to ( up
talnxt th reactionary Mr. Hitch
cock. Tierce County Call: Charley Hry
an wouldn't an back to th day i f
iiuinertiUM bureau und department
III thu atate nowriiii'.'iH, that he
would be u tneuilier, prior to th
Adopt inn of the code hill. Of coutmi,
h talk that way, hut lie duen t
tnrin It. That I th talk of tha
ordinary politician. He talk una
way and (renerally doe tha oppoaita.
No doubt th'-r ara part of the cud
law that nerd ameiidlns;. but tha
principle of tha law I riaht. This
law wua recommended by es-t Inv
entors Morehead und Neville, Ho
when Mr. Bryan tells you th)it he
would repeal tho rodo law you run
hank In It that h I rnaklnir till
talk for camiaiRn purpoio and no
Headed for the Chautauqua.
Cliy Center Hun: 8tmtor liit-h-
ei.tk was here Tuesday nftevnoon and
In fpit of the fact that he waa only
cue of tha tnir.y attraction on tha
fair ffroundu, waa vreeted hv ft very
complimentary audience and alve t
mnat ithpectful lieiirlnir. Since oeii.
alor Ii:t;hcock's lat appurnnci !it
fit city he ha taken on noma flch
and much dignity. Ha apeak now
with on arcurance which wa no
ticeably absent In hln earlier visits
to us. In our opinion h will bn
able to do fairly well on the Chau
tauqua, olutfurm after next Novem
ber and tho aond Impression he la
fure to leave from hi preaent speak
ing lour will ndd to hia preKtlge
vhen It come to the naming of term.
The eenator declared hia unfalterina
clleplanco to tho Volatcad act and
hi determination to defeat ny at
tempt to eatubliah an American trade
fleet via ths BUbHldy plan.
Teknmah Herald: The state leviea
for 1921 and 1922 have Included each
year the raising; of 12,000,000 for the
relief of ex soldier and their fam
ilies. The Interest on this fund will
le ud to care tor needy case. Every
good American citizen will be glad
to pay a share for the benefit of
those who offered their lives during
the world war.
Randall on Solid Ground.
Hamilton County Register. Aurora:
The republican nominee for governor
has not had a reputation a a great
public speaker, but hs puts many
thing In a commonaense light hard
to get away from. When the World-
Herald and democratic sneaker tell
how credits were contracted and the
value wa squeezed out of land and
property, Increasing the power of the
dollar, multiplying dbts and dimin
ishing wages, he point to the fact
that the officers of the Federal Ke
ferve bank who did this thing were
democratic appointees and it la up to
them to do the explaining. This lit
tle fact had been overlooked by aoeak-
era as well a the war waste, the do
nations to railroads and capitalists
made by million after the close of
the war. He i a much In favor of
economy In counties, school district
and towns as In the state and thinks
bigger saving can be made. If a
school haa a department with a teach
er drawing $125 a month has no
piiplla, or a teacher Is doing only
half work they can waste more taxes
than many things people talk loudly
The code principle which Mr. Bry
mi would abolish was he sava recom
mended by both Governors Morehead
and Neville. He would Improve ft
and destroy and return to tha old
system of chaos and lack of lxiok
keeping where money was spent and
no one could find out what for nor
where we stood. It does not save
money simply to keep, from the vot
ers what It was spent for. The road
program which Is costing a laree
share of the big taxes waa under
taken in the democraiio regime and
will be out next year. Tha eapitol
fund will be complete In 1925. the
bond iRRiie can he eliminated this
year. Mr. Randall promisee to save
wherever he thinks It will pay the
state to save and engages to manage
the business as conservatively and
economically as his own.
Kearney Hub: W. J. Bryan la at
again, declaring In a late Interview
that this country should cancel the
European war debt In return for
guarantys of disarmament and peace.
A person less smart" than Mr. Bry
an will probably wonder what aueh
a guaranty would be worth, and
would be surprised stiff If Europe
should even consent Ho far as the
western nations of Europe are con
cerned, they are not able to control
war or Insure peace, for th "germ"
of war exiat everywhere throughout
aastern Europe and th contiguous
portions r Asia.
Genoa Leader: Senator Illtchroclt
Sdmita that Howell would make a
limHl senator, but claim that he lack
I he experience that ha, Hitehctk,
haa acquired during his )un -f
service. That the trouble. Hltoh
cock ha ctnnd ton it ttwh ax
perlenea. He know how to work tha
iKie peopla while doing, th work rf
AVuyna Hril.l fturle If Tln.
till. can.ll.Uta for i"ernir, a.ia ba
hl,ra hi tha bu tst vtm baeauM
it appliea buslnraa method to Hull
ffi!i, '1 am nt In fv.r tf s-Mnf
Ixtk. to th oil HaprMiard va'n of
havn, tha ltniatur appiopr.at
m.-Be without arr kiwlii a to
th purp. f..r hlh It 1 !,.!' He
4a ha i ei,itvtie- that th bieUM
: m ha alrvadv miM in
(! t4 tt atata ovr ll "4
He I in favor of amending th law aa
eiparlanc i:KM. but bo 1 Hut lit
f ivur of aboli. limit li.
Th Tat UuetiliMt.
N.-hr ik City I'l'aaa; Mr. Howell
hit tho nail on the h-d wh-n tit de
clare that th whole prollmii of
tush lawi 1 on fr tb tpl them
Ivea to aolva. It I not a matter
of tha atat or tha nation waving a
wand otvr the t book and wlp
lug out th lllilebtednea wlilih lias
U t n anai-aaiil uiiultiKt each oua of U,
it I a matter of thw pei.plo uklng a
little nmr Intrreat in the administra
tion of publlo affair". Inamtlng that
Imunea be ellmliiatn-l. fade and fjll
cie cut out, and tha state and the
nation gt down to th ruck bottom
of dm!nttrtv economy. Wa may
huva lower lax by lieing aitlatied
with lea, fur It la a Well pliiven fact
that the money w pav in tax hu
bn apalil for th thlllK we has a
demandvl In convention aembld
or aa mere prlvata cltiiena, urging
Upon our , legialatora una our t oil
grenMiiao the im-eaaity fur doing this
or tliat, nil of w hu ll haa coal mom y.
If we want to save money in Ne
bruaka we ran easily ellinluata gix-l
road. (toxl .lilrullon, goH care of
the publlu ward and good watchful'
nea over our welfare. If wa Inatut
that tloaa thiliK ar neceaanry for
our well being und th welfare i f
our children and tha children who are
In cutiiu. after, tlun we ahull have
llttlii opportunity to out the tax bill
which. aeeniM to be thu target at
which politician ar shooting at tin
time. High tax ar not the fiult
of the republican party or thn demo
cratic party. Any one with horae
ens know thl rtatemeiit la abso
lutely true. High taxes are dua to
our own demand republlcana, diuo
erata, srielnllsta, progreasivea and all
of u. Why rnmoiiflnge the altua
tlon? Why play petty polillca by
blaming tho other fellow for what
ever ain w have committed In our
own behalf, with our eye wide open
and with a laudable desire to live
more comfortably, mora happily and
with leu exertion on our part?
Nellgh leader: Mr. Hitchcock' pa
per la making a deaperate effort to con
vince th people that tho senator 1
a real progressive and In lino with
the expressed Hntlment of the people
of the atate. I'p to dale, while th
Bryan, both Charley and William J.,
are supporting Hitchcock they have
not yet publicly retracted their former
atatement charging Hitchcock with
being In alliance with Wall afreet,
though It may be expected at any
time, a Brother Charley la very anx
ious to be elected governor.
The Senator Is Back.
Nebraska City Pre: Senator
Hitchcock I back In Nebraska mak
ing ipeeche. Ho Is ald to be cover
ing the west end at thla particular
time. Perhap he will explain why
L'txea are high in Nebraska by ad
mitting that he forgot his own per
sonal tax schedule for a year or so;
at the same time he may declare
publicly that the franking privilege
by which he Is permitted to eend poli
tical speeches to Nebraska constit
uents without paying pontage, is a
great boon to suffering humanity. If
hard pressed enough he may even de
clare that hi "tleup" with Charlie
Bryan was not made because he loves
the Iiryan element in his party but
because It was a political necnsalty.
The campaign haa nearly lx week
yet to run. We may expect some In
teresting developments before the
election day. It la even rumored In
political circles that Senator Hitch
cock has come to the conclusion that
it might be a good Idea to enforce
the Volstead act's provisions and
punish the bootleggers. This, If ad
mitted, ought to be some confession
on the part of the Omaha senator.
hut it may be difficult to reconcile
it with his former declarations or
"square" It with some of his political
Fairbury New: The republican pub
licity committee Is Just now wasting
considerable space to controvert, the
statements of W. J, Bryan. What's
the use? Hasn't the republican party
for the past 30 years received a great
er benetit through Mr. Hryan's activ
ities than throueh any other one agen
cy? Why kill the goose that lays the
Hartington Herald: "Read Randan's
Record" still goes for the general elec
tion. Tho Randolph man is running1
on his record and is not ashamed of it.
It Is on that record, also, that ho will
be elected In November.
rUaial liwa raaax at Tfca Mataiag
H. Reaaaf lae Maraia ta
ara nn4 la iwa Ikia falMam trl
lae ttptfmm aa aaallar t swIilM
ONE FELLOW WE DIDN'T MEET THIS SUMMER
I Arthur tuunty for I'll.
I Arthur, Nh To the KdlHr of Th
unuitui Pea: Th ralf club editorial In
; yiaterday Omaha Itee, alxiiit tha
.Albion boy i: i a If. eounde rather
tame to u.
At tha sile i f tha Arthur County
f'lsr flub pis on Heptemiier 10 tho
high pig biuukht llii. Th : pis
of tha club brought tt.S'6. or ITS M
each. Tha four leading liuroo Jeraey
pia of lli club won Hi first four
places In their i Lisa at the aenunl
Keith county fair, a well aa nt our
own Arthur county ftlr, and the nrt
pig of th four, tha pig which sold
for f ITS Katunlay, Won eweepatake
a th best Juiroo Jersey fiiiiMle at
Isith the Keith county and th Arthur
K W. Iloirnta la leader of tha
Arthur County I'tg i lub, and the club
la financed hy tho Arthur Hun hunk,
from Arthur county, th youngest
county in tha atata; the county where
pics and alfalfa grow beat.
V. V. H. It lUltRKIt.
Are There Mr'Mlrj" Today
Omaha To the lilltor of the ctnw
hn He; 1'sunlly 1 am "strong'' for
Th omnlui Ilea in It nu'look mi
public question. Jt support of "HI
dldutes ft.r important public office,
and Ita view a on social and rlvln
questions. Thl mental attitude doea
not prevent me from noting whn
The omalm Ilea I palpal. ly wrong
on Issues that have a record which
la aecesibln to all who car to ex
amine that record and note the ea
In the editorial, "Tha 'Dead' Liquor
Issue," appearing In Th Omaha l!ee
H.iturday, rVptemlier 31, you are
wrong on one vital atatement and the
ofticUil record proves you to be wrong.
I will quote it to you In the belief
that you are big enough to admit
your error and thereby ' keep history
To quote from your editorial: "The
only oLstad I the f.n t that the 'dry'
voter In Nebraska are clearly In
How come? How did you get that
way? Wherefore and wherein, not
to aay, whaddy mean? Majority?
The mort recent expreaalon of the
Nebraska voter on prohibition wa
the election of 1916. when the ques
tion of constitutional prohibition for
Nebraska was put squarely up to the
Nebraaka voter. What did the Ne
braska voter do? This Is th ofticUil
The voter visited the polls and cast
vot In the ballot box to the total
number of 202,685. A majority of
these voter tho who actually cast
a ballot on that day wa 151,343,
Ut'T and you may spell that "but"
with capital letters HL'T th vote
cast In favor of prohibition totalled
only 141.574, or exuetly 4,769 vote
lea than 'a majority of tiios who
cast a vote In that election.
That supporting vote was 19,442
greater than the vole cast against pro
hibition but was not a majority, by
i.t'9. of the voter casting a vote in
Nebraska on that day. Consequently,
prohibition haa never had a majority
of th actual vote In Nebraska reg
istered In It favor. Under the forms
of law, created by prohibitionists for
that purpose, they fraudulently got
by" with their propaganda, but a ma
jority of th votera in Nebraska havo
never given a majority vote in favor I
In tha face of theeo facts on what
do you base your bland assertion that
the "dry" voter Is clearly In the ma
jority in Nebraska?
Granted that aince the date above
referred to, woman suffrage has be
come an accomplished fact. Well
what? With four households out of
five (not a wild or unfounded estimate)
In the state engaged in the pleasant
Indoor pastime of "home brew," In
which Friend Wife la the willing help
er, and nearly alway s chairman of th
board of directors (of which the under
signed heartily approves), why do you
assertively claim that "dry" majority?
As Mr. Mutt says, "Answer me that.
Net result: Nobody can claim, and
furnish reasonable proof, that there
is or ever was a "dry" majority In
Nebraska. A "WET."
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A Book of Today
T II ft r K Of.AC'K tt.i)s. b Msrlcn f'nlk
Anisliutti, Th Cinlury r.m...., w
This Is a. love-mysiery romance,
with a selling in Fran'-e and Cer
many shortly after the signing of
the armlsile. and with American
character dominating thu plot. The
principals uf the Interesting druinatlM
pcrso nao meet on tlm raria-Trevea
express, bearing traval ordera to tho
army of occupation In Germany,
Three member of the party while in
Pari purchased separately leathern
traveling bags of thu sanies tyle and
at the same store, heme the title "f
On the way to Treves a man ttt
the uniform of a major and believed
to have been an Intelligence officer
suffers a tragic death. Complica
tions ensue ow r the exchange of the
three bags when tho party arrive
at Hrockendorff. There are anony
mous warnings, surreptitious going'
and comings, and mystery Is piled j
upon mystery until the whole situa
tion is satisfactorily clarified.
The author will bo remembered
on account of her book, "The Klre-
fly of France," which was produced :
In motion pictures. Miss Angnllotti
dedicate 'Three Black Haga" to,
"The boys of the A. E. V. and tho,(
A. of O., the S'-tors In a great ad- j
venture In which tho author, In thej
canteen service overseas, was a mere I
More timely and vital than It ;
would havo been In the age of trie J
original. Josephine Preston Peabody
ha written a remarkable play about i
thu character of Mary Woltston
ciaft. "Portrait of M . W." It la
railed. Thla remnrkabla flwuro In
tha woman's right movement was
first of all deceived by a libertine,
who happened to havo been a cap
tion In Uener.il Washington' arn y.
fh came, lntr to England, iitil'lng
with Godwin, the noted polltliul
writer, and dying at the birth of
her daughter, who wa to find ro
mance with the poet hlielley. TInso
incident, and the atmosphere out
of which grew that book. "Thu Vin
dication of the Rights of Woman,
provide a eonl-stlrring drama. Pub
lished by Houghton Mifflin company.
Where ro They fio?
Tim census of manufaetures, with
figures for P'lf, reveals that 264.
00 li'l'l iiel a wera produced In
that yar, and 8,431,o;i,0 Jy rin.
New York Herald.
U TUNED AND' aF
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