The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois on March 5, 1920 · Page 4
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Carbondale, Illinois
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THE DAILY FREE PRESS ROU35EAV7 navies picked up one of the bones •nd looked at It. Intently. "Donald!" he said softly, not to at- 3nct the attention of Ida, -who, seated" •n the floor against the mound, seemed «n the point of falling asleep from , Weariness.: He held out the bone. Both looked af it It was the bone. *f a flipper heel. The monsters were. cannibal, beyond any doubt. "Da-rtes!" cried Donald, a .moment Ifciir. "Don't yon see whafffiaFflgTlri §!•> It's an idol. And the bones a? those of creatures of their own sp.« des, and others, sacrificed to It by tli monsters, in-their abominable feast; It'a the first dawnlngs of self-con •dottsness,.the awakening of the r« llgious perceptions!" '' There could be no other Inferprg tatlon. They looked at. each other II horror and something of awe. The thing had been fashioned, per baps, after an ideal never seen, or per chance some forgotten 'ancestor, cas up on an inhabited shore, had seei man and returned, to embody him ij iis remembered guise. So. these -half-blind . and volcelesi devils of the sea were groping slowl' upward, as ,our ancestors had dont many a hundred thousand years ago toward hope and endeavor. The Spirl of God stirred in the dull souls o.' these cannibal monsters, as every, where. ' * Donald felt somehow immensely elated at the thought. Even here thej were not cut off from the shelterini hand of Providence. "Look, slrl" Clouts exclaimed snd dehly. ... He pointed behind the mound, and following his gaze, Donald and Daviei saw some'thlng- like a sun-dial, made oj a large bone whetted to razor fineness, and somewhat resembling a grind •tone. It rested behind the mound, on a flat rock about the size of a large table, and it tapered in thickness from thai of a sharp razor, at the curving edge to that of a jackknlfe blade at the base. It was perhaps two feet In dl. wneter. "What's the matter. Clouts?" asked Donald, seeing the expression upon the Bailor's face. "Don't you know what that Is, sir?" (volunteered Clouts huskily. "It's o feaerlncial stone, sir. I saw one ol (them In the museum at Acatalpec, In [British Honduras, once, sir. They salfl {the Mayas used them, and that thej jlearned about them from the priests (that-had them in Atlantis, the cohti- (cent what sunk beneath the waves, plr." • . i "Do you see how it works,.Donald?' 1 tasked Dayies. "These beasts can't flift things. Of course they can't lilt jnnder the pressure of miles of sea, and .«o they have no lifting muscles. And IKO they push Instead. They push theh |?Jctlins down npon the stone." 1 That was as far as he had explained trlien Donald touched the edge of the Wade with his thumbnail. The flexible iione twanged, sending forth, a souud •iof Immense volume. Traveling four times as fast through the water vapor ks through the air, Jt seemed to re- .werberate under the cloudy roof for an Immeasurable time, sending forth resonant echoes. It was totally unlike the -Mrand that they £ad heard before, and Jr*t egnally. clear and BeantttoL! .1 The" response' wns astonishing. Instantaneously, as It seemed, the Interior of the temple was filled with the idevll men, Donald had just time to ouch Ida- to him when they were pushed backward behind the mound, »nd ringed with phosphorescent fire. .^The atmosphere seemed to have become filled with tense and resilient rubber. -*.. i^^The hall was crammed with the globular shapes of the monsters, that glided over the -well-trodden.. ooze. And Jrom the midst of them MacBeard stepped out He touched the thing he wore about his neck, and a musical "~"~~SSSS3SbB3S8tt!~" BIG INCREASE IN PAPER MONEY World's Supply Is Seven Times What It Was m r "•••*•• 1914, | ring or Bre Tiad slfg&tly wfdened; IHe prisoners were able to move within ! i limited Bpace. 'We know each other, I'thlnk," said UacBeard, with suave Irony. "What do yon propose?" Inquired Donald! V. "I don't quite know," answered the prof e'ssor-'thoughtfully. "You see, I never took you Into consideration at ill. You are, so to say, the fly on the wheel. • As a part of the human race, rou should meet the fate In store for the race." "Ton-make me sick," said Donald. MacBeard looked rather angry. "You can have your life for the present," he returned, "but not "as a permanent gift. I shall not single-you out to bestow on you the boon of continuing_ that constant adjustment to external forces which Herbert Spencer has named 'life.' In other words, you can go to the devil until I am ready to take you in hand again; on one condition." "Name It, you blackguard," said ' Donald. ' (T* INI continued.) PROHIBITION LAW Attorney General McCran Files Petition in United States Supreme Court. "IS VIOLATION OF RIGHTS" M*cBe*rd Stepped Out. tinkle, which followed, produced an In- ^tant ccgantton of «11 movement. TJie Suit Seeks to Have Dry Amendment j Declared Unconstitutional and to Prevent Enforcement of Volstead Act. Washington, March's.—The state of Now Jersey through its attorney general, Thomas F. McCran, filed in the United States Supreme court a suit seeking to have the prohibition amendment declared unconstitutional and to prevent enforcement of the Vol- slc.'icl act. The suit Is directed .against Attorney General Palmer and Daniel C. Roper, commissioner of internal revenue. - The Mil sets forth that the nisenci- nient was improperly drawn, Hint in twenty-one states the legislatures !>ave .not ratified It as provided by their state constitutions and that there is no power in congress to propose a constitutional amendment regulating the habits and morals of rhe people. It recites further that the amendment is a legislative and not ti constitutional matter and that as such it was improperly passed. ' ' : • "Violation of Rights." • It is charged that .the amendment centralizes authority without the consent of the people of .New Jersey and that it is a violation of their sovereign rights. The Volstead act, having been enacted under authority of the amendment, the petition -says. Is null and void." ' '•.•.'.'.''•. It is^claimed that the Volstead act is illegal because by "depreciating and in a large measure destroying the taxable value of real and'personal property within the state" it is destructive of the state's free nnd independent government; because it deprives the state of revenues from licenses, which 1W1018 amounted to $2,442,899, and because it Interferes with the Internal government , of the. people and operates to punish them by heavy flues, imprisonment and forfeitures, thus preventing application for licenses for the sale of nonintoxicating beverages;, which is authorized under the laws of the state. "Restricts Physicians." ' Complaint is made that the act r«j- - stricts the practice of physicians of the state and the operation of its, correctional and charitable institutions; that the state has not concurred in the amendment and that if the act is enforced it will nullify the right of state to regulate its Internal fillairs. It is claimed the act is not appropriate to enforce the prohibition contained in the amendment, which is expressly confined to intoxicating liquors. Millions of "Drinks" Exported. Nuw York, March 5.—Demon rum, John Barleycorn and other alcoholic concoctions in sufficient quantities to make more thnn ^90,000,000 average "drinks" wore exported from New- York dnrtiiK Jnnuury—the greater part prior to the 17th, when the eighteenth ninc'udment became effective. This is shown by the export, statistics of the port of New York made public'today in detailed statements indicating that- 3.3S4.7GB gallons of spirits were cleared at the" United' States customs house with a stated value of $4,094.858. During January, 1919, there were exported 14,000 gal- Tins of .Ufliiqr : valued, at. $52.417. . FIGURES ARE iLLUMlNATIiJB Statistics Give an ld«« of Inflation of World's Currency—Central Powers Worst Off—Increase Mostly In Beligerent Countries. New York.—The world's paper money is now seven times the amount it was la..1914, .while ..the. gold supply, back of the paper/ hus increased less than one-half in the five years 'since the War started. This comparison conveys a faint idea of the inflation of the world's currency, which economists reckon as one of the chief causes of skyrocketing prices and high cost of living. The 700 per cent jump In paper money, too, (is exclusive of the issues of currency by the bplshevist government of Russia,' 1 which has "kept 'the printing presses turning out slfinplas- ters by-'the bale. The situation is brought right down to date .by the statistical .department of the Nritidrial City bank of :New York, which has just issued world figures to the lie- ginning of 1920. The tables are il-' luminnting. • When the war started in 1914, thirty principal countries of the world- had, in round numbers, nbout $7,000,000,000 of paper currency. At the armistice it had jumped to about $40,000,000,000, or more than, five times as high. Since the armistice it has gone up to about ?51.000,000,000. This is outside the $34,000,000,000 which, it is estimated, the bolshevlst government has'industriously turned out. $2,000,000,000 More Gold Rescrvi. Aleanwhile what was happening to the gold reserves back of the notes In the thirty countries? In 1014 they amounted, roughly, to •f-.\OOQ,000.000. They are now nbout $7,000,000,000. Notes have thus increased more than 700 per cent and gold less than 50 per cent. Back in 1914 the ratio of gold reserves to outstanding notes in the thirty countries were 70 per cent. By the time of the armistice it had fallen to 18.4 per cent, while last .Christmas time it had dropped still lower to 13.7 COREGA Dental Plate Comfort Powder ".' Sprinkled Lightly on Dental Plate Holds False Teeth Firmly in Place Prevent* Irritation and Sore Gums. Absolute Comfort Assured Pleating . Healthful . Sanitary . Antiseptic In Sanitary Sifting Top Cans, 35c, 50o, and $1.00 Manufacture;; by the Corega Chemical Co., Cleveland, Ohio , fecommended and Sold by the (oliowine Local" Dmggfat* OPERA HOUSE DRUG STORE, HEWITT'S DRUG STORE, ,FOX'S DRUG STORE, SEIBERT'S DRUG STORE, or manufacturer will mall trial package fop ten cento. " The allies! so the tables 'of the National City bank show, taken as a group .at the start of the war, had $8,763,000,000 of gold and $4.900,000,000 at paper. At its''finish they ha'd' $5,217,000,000 of gold and $25,000,000,000 of paper, and now they have of gold $5,071,000,000 and of paper $29,000,000,000. The central powers—Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and Turkey— went into the war with $600,000,000 of gold and $1,200,000,000 of paper. At the armistice they 'had'$686,000,000' of gold" and $12.303;0000,000 of paper. .while now their paper has gone up to $1.8,771,000,000. To.reduce it to percentages, the ratio of gold to paper at the start of the war was: Allies, 76.6 per cent; central powers, 49.7 per cent. At the armistice the • ratio was: • Allies. 20.9 per cent; central powers. 3:5 per cent. At the outset of. 1920 the ratio stood: Allies, 17.1 per cent; central, powers, 1.7 per cent. __ Increase in Bellioerent Countries. Naturally most, of this Increase occurred in the belligerent countries. The ratio between gold and notes in the twenty-three countries nnd colonies which 'participated; In .the war fell from 71.3 per cent In July, 1914, to 15.S' per cent .In November, 1918, and to 11.2 last December. Among' the eight principal neutrals the movement was the oilier way, their gold Increasing faster than their currency. The ratio rose from 44.3 per cent in 1914 to 59.9 per cent last December. From 1914 to last December the ratio reserve to currency notes, the, France from 62 per cent to. 9.6; in Great -Britain from 134 to 22.9 per cent; In Italy from v 70 per cent to 7.5; in the United States from 99.6 per cent to 5^,3. While world paper currency was increasing ' seven-fold national debts, represented by .boiuls. and nth"_r nrom- ISBS TO -pay, Tose tr%m 340,TK)D,W)0,000 to 5260.000,000,000; bank deposits and the use of "checks and other circulating media made a corresponding aA- -yance, whjle meantime . gold !;prodTic- ikoni fell off ;! Ctom>$466,000,000 a year, in W14 to $350,000,000 in 1919. " The statisticians say that the most I astonishing, not to say incomprehen-. j'slble. feature in the .world's finances ' has 'been the Inflation occurring In the year following the armistice. v Zulu Brides Cheaply Clothed. " New York)—Zulu women have solved their country's high cost of living problem by .wearing the same dress all through life! This is the statement in "True Economy," issued by the Interchurch World Movement o'f North America. • But this is not all:; .A Zulu parent does not furnish .his charming. daugh ; ter a dress until her wedding day,-' and then, $15 is considered guite'ex- ,pensive for her trousseau. Sin'ce fashions in Zululand remain constant, husbands do not bother about furnishing their wives with anything new In wearing apparel. But who wants to be a Zulu? BAKER AT 7 MARNE LAUNCHING Ship Named in Honor of Americans. Who Fell in Great Battle in France. Philadelphia, March 5.—Secretary, of War Baker and Gen. John J. Vershing ,ire expected to witness the launching of- the. array transport Marne, which -will be christened by Mrs. Baker at Hog island on Saturday. The ship, named in honor of the American soldiers who lo;,t their lives in \\K battle of the Marne during the world war, will be the ninety-flrst vessel seut down .the ways at Hog island. A large number of army officers will witness the. launching. The Wagon of Today and Tomorrow -^meaning Studebaker "auto" track wagons—because on most country roads "auto" track is already] established i\Ve believe that every dealer who sells wagons will soon be handling nothing but "auto" track wagons | i because there Nvill be no demand for any other kind. ( .;"We are handling them now because a rapidly in-1 creasing number of wagon users appreciate their j , advantages, Even before the advent of the auto.. J mobile it was hard for the user to know -what width 11.'of wagon to buy because so many different kinds, I were used, forcing him to ride the various.ruts and I ridges instead of tracking smoothly with all wheels j in a uniform nit • , < 'i Today the automobile, with a standardized width of j , ' 56 inches", makes the track on practically all of the) country roads % . Studebaker "auto"/track wagons fit i this track,! riding smoothly in the ruts, avoiding wear I and tear on the wagons and demanding less exertion'1 j from the horses. 1 If you own an autombbile it is only common sense to have 1 wagons that will track with it. On the other hand, why jar your automobile out of commission by forcing it to push over ' - I the ruts made by your own wide track wagons? If your' neighbor uses auto track. wagons you cannot afford to spoil the roads for both cf you with wide track. If you buy Stude- : baker "auto" track wagons he's bound to see it the same way, : It's. a. fifty-fifty propqsition. "Auto" track wagon standard. hation has come to stay because it is appreciated by wagon users as the most sensible thing wagon manufacturers have done in many years. . Come in and find out anything you want to know about Stubebaker "auto" track wagons. "~ ' LAUKA E. SWARTZ 1 OSTKOPATHHC PHYWCIAN < Chronic DfMaaea a Spiialatty Office In LaiuUr-Nlcfielt Bid* W. W. HAMILTON Coal and Ice MACKEY COAL OfFICR Phon* DR. J.W. BARROW NEW HAMILTON BUILDINO Hwini • to 11 A. M. MHl-t to • P. • .. PHONE tt ECONOMY COAL YARD V.U. WOOM, PROP. Washed Nut.- EM «MI . Phone 148 K. HENRY BAIN TRANSFER GET OUR PRICE* Phone 342 K H. O.HALL&CO. FEED, COAL AND POULTRY SUPPLIES ' Phone 283 W. A. BRj&NDON, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE AND THB . "EYE Ey*a Toted ~ eiaawa nttet Virginia Bids'. ' Carbondal*. Ht, P. L. tINGLE, M. D. O«n»r*i Prattle* attention to Eye, fear, aa4 Threat OlMM« mtted Phon*.: Residence 830-2, Offle* ttfrt JklTGHI treatmentofITCH.EC2EMV RINGWORM, TETTER "<K I t ?f r ' itCh b >e tkin disease*. Trj HEWITT'S DKUQ STOKE • PR.H. H. ROTH Practice limited to Diseuea of EYE, NOSE, EAR and THROAT Over Woolworth Store, Murphysboro, III. HAMILTON & BRADLEY Attorney* at Law Phone 212 K Suit* 112-11B New Hamilton BU)|«NO DELIA CALDWEIA, M. D, McANALLY BINLBinQ 211 West Main Street Pffle* Hour* — 8 to iu A.M*; 2 to 4 P. K. CARBONDALE CANDY KITCHEN Home Made Candle* and ice Telephone M4 Y NEW YCK'.K SEEKS 2.75 BEER Bill Introduced in Legislature Which. .Would Permit Its Sale Under State Laws.' . v Albany, N.-. Y., • March. 5.—"Wef" legislators began another assault on. the . enforcement ,of the present national prohibition law. Senator; James J. Walker, 'Democratic leader of tbf- state senate, introduced in the'legis- lature n bill which.would permit the- sale-under state laws of beer with- an alcoholic content not more thaa- 2.75 per cent by weight. Wants Car Rule'Continued. •Washington, March 5. : —Becnuse of the serious situation still existing Inthe coal supply, the Interstate Commerce commission asked all carriers' and shippers to continue in effect for the present the uniform rules of car enpply. established by the raflroa,? administration. ' HO, HALL <S CO. Caibondale, Illinois Dealers in Coal, Feeds and Seeds Thousands Have Discovered .Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets are a Harmless Substitute Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets—the sub-, stitute for calomel—are a mild but sure laxative, and 'their effect on the liver is almost instantaneous. These little olive- colored tablets are the result of Dn Edwards' determination not to treat liverand bowel complaints with calomel. The pleasant little tablets do the good that calomel does, but have no Bad after effect s. They don't injure the teeth like strong liquids or calomel. They taTte hold of the trouble and quickfy correct it. Why cure the liver at the expense of the teeth? Calomel sometimes plays havoc with 'the gums. So do strong liquids. It is best act to. take calomel. Let Dr.' Edwards' Olive- Tablets take its place. Headaches, "dullness" and that lazy feeling come from constipation and a disordered liver.' Take Dr.- Edwards!. Olive Tablets when you feel "logy"and "^XtiL They "clear" «h»fed and "petkup"tbe«uiU.

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