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Sunday morning THE DAVENPORT DEMOCRAT AND LEADER august 19, ms THE DAVENPORT DEMOCRAT AND LEADER RICHARDSON BROTHERS. FOUNDERS. i. B. RICHARDSON. President. FRANK I. THHOOP, Publisher. RALPH W. CRAM. Editor. Published every ventnf. eicept Saturday, and Sunday morning at 401-9-li Brady street. Davenport. Iowa. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. Member American Newipaper Publishers' Association. The Associated Prs ia exclusively entitled to the uae fo republication of all news dlspatche credited to It or det etherwlse credited In thla papr and alio the local pews published herein. All right of republication of apeclal dlspatchta herein ara also reserved. TELEPHONES: From I a. ro. to I p. m., department calla connected on prlvata exchange. Evening rails as follows: Business olUce: 1050, 1091, 10S2. Editorial office: luS3. lQ'ji. Entered aa second-clsss matter, March 22, 1904, at the post office at Davenport, Iowa, under the act of Congress of March 7, 1179. ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES: Cone, Rotlien-burg A. Noee, inc.. Chicago, New York, Kansas city, Detroit, IS MR. HOOVER GOING TO DISAPPOINT HIS IOWA FRIENDS? Three political events of the first magnitude are crowded Into thla week, writes William Hard, brilliant political analyst on the staff of special writers for The Democrat and leader. The three are the Hoover visit to West Branch, the acceptance speech of Governor Smith, and the opening gun of the G. O. P. invasion, t New YorK state, to be fired Wednesday by Senator Moses of New Hampshire, speaking at Buffalo. Mr. Hard, who must be well informed, as he has been with '.Mr. Hoover's newspaper entourage for several weeks, makes the disappointing prediction that Mr. Hoover's West Branch speech will add nothing to his farm platform. It is hard to believe that the Republican candidate will waste the splendid opportunity that his West Branch appearance will give him to get his farm policy out of the range of generalities and into the field of practical suggestion. Iowa is giving him the chance of his life to align himself with the agricultural Interests and to show a sympathetic understanding of what the unrest of the past few years has been about. All the Republican leaders except. Governor Low-den have been climbing onto the "Hoover bandwagon in the belief that it was going somewhere. To haul it to West Branch and then haul It away again, and leave his farm policy subject to guess work and his program as to prohibition subject to double interpretation, would be to throw away the great opportunity his native state is giving him. Mr. Hoover owes it to himself and to the country to come out squarely for something on these two great Issues. If he does not, the courageous attitude of Governor Smith, who never leaves anyone in doubt as to where he stands, cannot help but be of growing advantage to the latter during the rest of ,the campaign. PORT BYRON CELEBRATES. What memories of old times on the Mississippi must come crowding the minds of the Old Timers In the river towns as they hear that Port Byron, 111., is celebrating its centennial, Syms' Landing, It was known to river travelers in those early days what there were of them after Robert and Thomas Syms settled there in 1828. And past Us leree from that time to this has passed the panorama of the settlement of the West, the rise and fall of the logging and saw mill industry, the development of the country's pearl button industry, and now the big barges that promise a revival of a river traffic so different from that borne past the town In the heyday of the packets and log-boats of not many years ego. Port BjTon has survived, where many river towns went the way of their sawmills and others were sadly crippled when the northern forests ceased to furnish the raw material for a flourishing lumber Industry that spelled prosperity for a time to many a Mississippi river town. In those days Its people turned out on the levee In response to the whistle of the Kit Carson and the Saturn, the Rutledge, the Van Sant, the Artemus Lamb, the Everett, the Hershey, the Stillwater, the Bella Mac, the Ten Broeclc, the' Silver Crescent, the Weyerhauser and the Eclipse. Every day for a time the Verne Swain whistled at the landing, on its trips from Davenport to Clinton. The Diamond Jo boatsSt. Paul, Pittsburgh and the rest whistled for a landing or chug-chugged up stream past the town. Great days they were. RIPPLING RHYMES By WALT MASON. . Copyright, 1&27. by George Matthew Adams. Boats were actually being built at Le Claire and Lyons and Eagle Point. And then the supply of logs tapered off and ceased, the rafters disappeared. Otis McGInley, they say, brought down one raft 1,500 feet long and 270 feet wide. Perhaps that wasn't the biggest, by a lot. But it represented a period that put or kept Port Byron and other river towns on the map, and that has now become historic. Port Byron is putting on a pageant worthy of its traditions, in celebration of 100 years of varied experience. It has memories that it properly cherishes and seeks to perpetuate. SENATOR CURTIS, A GOOD PARTY MAN AT ALL TIMES. Senator Curtis of Kansas, Mr. Hoover's running mate, is above all else a party man. He was for years the Republican whip of the senate, expected to get busy whenever there was a call of the roll, and see that plenty of Republicans were called in from the committeerooms and told how to vote. He was not expected to make a speech or father any constructive legislation, and the pages of the Congressional Record are barren of any record that he did. At Topeka, last evening, Senator Curtis accepted the Republican nomination for vice president. He mane what party men would call a ringing speech In favor of a "united impenetrable front" which will preserve all the Jobs for good Republicans and keep the Democrats out of power. Such recommendations as he made along the lines of agricultural policy are discounted by the fact that he voted to support President Coolidge's veto of the McNary-Haugen bill, altho privately he had favored the bill. a Good party men on his side will vote for Mr. Curtis, for while he has no vision beyond party lines, he has always been that. As vice president, if he were elected, he will in'any real crisis be able to see a Republican who is sitting down and have a blind eye toward a Democrat who is standing up. He would be a valuable man in his place, according to all party standards. S Books and Their Writers AN IRRESISTIBLE PERSONALITY. The Republican who said he was going to vote for Smith because he wanted to see a smile in the White House is recalled by Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana, as he faces newspaper men after a four-hour conference with Governor Smith of New York. The Montana senator and the New York governor had never met intimately before, but the westerner surrendered completely to the "irresistible geniality" of the candidate. He came forth praising the "refreshingly clear Intellectual processes" of Governor Smith, and hoping, as he said, that there would be a smile in the White House after March 4 next. Senator Walsh paid tribute to the governor's "quick mastery of problems of state." "We do not agree on some questions," he added, "but it were vain to look for a candidate with convictions representing all voters who have convictions, and agreeing with them all on all questions." Senator Walsh was at one time proposed for president by those who wanted to head Governor Smith off from the nomination. He is himself one of the clear-thinking leaders of the Western Democracy. It Is to be regretted that Governor Smith cannot come Into personal contact with millions of voters and win them as he won the senator. If he could, there would be no doubt about the result of the election. WHAT OTHER PAPERS SAY o , 0 CHICAGO AND NEW YORK AND THE NEXT WORLD'S FAIR. .Some business organizations of Greater New York are planning to hold a world's fair in 1932 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. ' Are any considerable number of New Yorkers today as provincial as they or their predecessors wero prior to 1S93, when they ridiculed and railed at Chicago's preparations for the World's Columbian exposition on the assumption that nothing fine or artistic could come out of the wild and primitive west? Chicago is still called the "Windy city" because by persistent effort a New York newspaper hung that name upon it to indicate that its professions of ability to construct a great world's fair in 1893 were mere wind. New Yorkers know of Chicago's well-advanced plans for the 1933 centennial world's fair. They are too practical to believe that two great expositions can be successful within a year of each other. Whether they are seeking to sabotage the Chicago enterprise, or are merely giving another exhibition of indifference to and ignorance of all things western, the results of serious efforts on their part to hold a great exposition in 1932 would be the same. The Chicago World's Fair committee comments mildly on the disturbing news from New York, but it naturally demands a showdown, urging leaders of Chicago's business, civic, artistic and scientific activities to come forward with convincing reasons why the next international exposition should be held in Chicago. If Chicago acts with courage, spirit and method in the emergency, New York will climb down. Chicago Dally News. AFRAID OF BANKS. T. - 1 t j. l iiieic jb a jjom oi uarmiess cranks who say lliey MIKE HEALY ON HOOVER'S spffpw have no use Tor banks. They have sad stories.! The parts of the acceptance speech of Mr. Hoover learned by heart, of divers banks thai- foil nnr ! in refrenre tn nm hnmp nm oimie nut ,H,W " ........ jvi hviiuui, CtlJVi UUl tlllt' whose cashiers gathered up the dough and flew awav to Mexico, or Canada, or some far dime where many crooks put in their time. You can't convince the harmless cranks that there are safe and solvent banks, that cashiers, taken as a class, are honest men who cut much grass, that clerks and tellers have been known to take no money not their own. You do not get a word of thanks for talking to the harmless cranks; they hide their money 'neath the stair, or In the cushion of a chair, behind a brick, beneath the floor, or Just above the kitchen door. They are too wise to trust their scads to any of these hanking lads, who only wait a chance to blow to Canada or Mexico. The story travels up the road, from this abode to that abode. "Old Jagsmith hides his hardearned dust, afraid the banks will all go bust; he must have quite a lot of that, he must be quite a plutocrat." The grocer tells the auctioneer, who tells his neighbors, there and here, and they repeat the pleasant tale of Jagsmith and his burled kale. And so the story goes in time to men who make a trade of crime. And then some night poor Jagsmith wakes from pleasant dreams of pea-green snakes, to greet some strangers, wearing masks, who are dren were worthy of great praise, and on anv occa sion would be welcomed by a patriotic audience.: Just what this part of the speech has to do with the present issues is a question the people of Iowa have been asking since Saturday evening. Mr. Hoover's speech has some of the ideas or Senator Brookhart, but more of the Ideas of Secretary Jardine, neither of which plans were acceptable to the experienced farm leaders in the corn belt. I do not know just what Mr. Hoover meant In the farm relief part of his speech. If the plan suggested by him Is good, Iowa people are asking why, as the advisor of and a member of President Coolidge's cabinet for the past five years, Mr. Hoover did not advise and urge President Coolidge to adopt the Hoover plan. Mr. Hoover says the farm situation has been acute since the World war ten yearn ago; and in all these ten years, Saturday evening's address was the first sound or the first word that came from Mr. Hoover His speech is as specific as the Republican platform of 1924 that was discarded and forgotten bv the Coolidge administration. Does not the supposi-tion arise that for five years as advisor to President Coolidge, that Mr. Hoover was asleep at the switch? Of course, the speech will be acceptable to President Coolidge, Secretary Mellon, Senator Brook-hart and Governor Hammill. Rut I doubt If such acceptance is pleasing or satisfactory to the farmers in jonvb. interview With Mr. F. Healv In IV,- Fnrt engaged In grisly tasks. They show a chunk of red- hot steel that they will place against his heel unless I Dodge Messenger, re tells them. In a flash. Just where he's hidden j ail tin cash. It is ft story that's been told since j APATHY IS OUR GRAVEST FAULT, someone first Invented gold, and still the cheerful 0ur overnent suffers more from apathetic harmless cranks won't rut their woney in the banks! j chronicle inferlr offi"holde".-Fella TRADER HORN. Volume II. "Harold the Webbed," or, "The Young Vikings." The. Literary Guild of America, Inc., New York. Reviewers, they say, must not omit reference to "cliche" this year. Formerly, it was usual to write about people or books that were "intriguing." And the character that filled out that word more than any other we have come across for a long time was Alfred Aloyslus Horn, discovered by Eth-elreda Lewis and introduced by her to an appreciative world as Trader Horn. Of course not all the world of critics would be expected to be appreciative. There were those who said the Trader was too good to be true. The Young Visiters were admittedly fictional. This Old Visiter must be, too. Why try to spoof the reading public? As for us, we want to be spoofed. We want to believe there WAS a Trader Horn, and that he had all the experiences that he remembered, and more that he didn't recall; being willing to allow him a little leeway for illusion and Imagination and even for exaggeration as he looked back across the years that had been so full of adventure in new lands, with him stirring his memories only and never even pretending to have kept a diary. It was not his adventures or his memories, however, that made the old gentleman stand apart from all our heroes, as much as the philosophy which was grounded in his early years back In St. Edward's, Liverpool, and developed thru the decades that he sailed the seas, prospected and traded In Africa, made his excursion to America, and that had outlived the days of age and poverty that brought him to Mrs. Lewis' door to sell her a gridiron that she did not need. This philosophy, as much as the story he had to tell, was what made the story of his life a literary sensation last year. Now It Is the excuse for a second volume in which Trader essays to be a "lite-ray feller" himself, and succeeds at least as far as to give us further illuminating flashes of his unusual personality, especially In the conversations with Mrs. Lewis that are set down after each chapter of his own tale of Viking days. William McFee writes an Interesting foreword, and then comes a welcome introduction of over 40 pages in which Mrs. Lewis tells more of Trader, answering the many inquiries as to what his reactions had been to fame and prosperity. It hadn't spoiled him at all, it seems. In fact, It is hard to get him to wear new clothes even clean clothes. A modest portion of his Income suffices for his needs. He has to be guarded against a tendency to give away the major portion to the parasites who would surround him. He has found his daughter, or rather been found by her she recognized his picture in the London Illustrated News and spent last Christmas In England with her and his grandchildren. We hope It was In his Lancashire, that "sort of little England within England," as McFee calls it, from which Trader Horn had come. "Aye, Lancashire folk have always maintained their folk lore," says Trader Horn; "they'll believe folk lore before they'll believe church. What's bred in the blood can easy oust any information that comes In at the ear." And so he tells his story of the Vikings, that comes to a, close on another good Lancashire note: "Aye, Lancashire makes a good hearth. Tis the old armoury of England where the fighting wits are kept .... "Lancashire makes a good hearth. Come to that, what's a hearth without a roamer? Somebody to open the door that's not been expected? "Why, what would Lancashire think if she lost all her roamers? A mother always loves the wild 'uns best She wants life in the house, and that's what he brings her from the strange panoramas he's seen. Same as my Viking lads took the gewgaws and scented pomades of Rome to their mothers. Make 'em laugh a bit and they'll not be too angry wh the wild 'uns." And so the greatest roamer of them all comes to the mother land. June talk It over and decide what to do next. You have hree guesses. "The Mystery of the Blue Train." By Agatha Christie. Dood, Mead & Co., New Y'ork. It was some years ago that Agatha Christie won a high place in the estimation of mystery story fans when she wrote "The Murder of Roger Ack-royd." It assured her next offering a welcome, and here it is her first full length detective story since the Ackroyd tale. Here we have a baleful gem, a murder on a train, and Hercule Poirot to pick up the tangled threads of evidence and attempt to unravel them. He does It in masterly style, and if you can guess the answer before he gives it to you, you ought to write a mystery story yourself. The Mystery of the Barren Lands. By Ridgwell Cullum. J. B. Llppincott Company, Philadelphia. The barren lands are up beyond Hudson's bay. The Indians there had been dying by hundreds, of pestilence. Came Dr. Jimmy Paton, young, alert, fresh from the laboratory. He sensed something phony in the pestilence. Arden, the kindly little missioner, Is found with Mauser bullet holes all over him. Indians don't own Mausers. It's a mystery, you see, worthy a real he-man's interest. Jimmy gets busy, In partnership with June, who was worth all his trouble and the perils he faced before big plot was uncovered. It's really a virile story of the Northlands, that keeps you guessing until the villains are unmasked and the decent folks all file out to let Jimmy and Day of Fortune. By Norman Matson. The Century Company, New York. Mr. Matson has taken a thrifty ambitious Norwegian family for. the building of his story- his first novel. One is apt to associate tales of old world peoples who come to America seeking their fortune, with the promise of material success Jasons who won the Golden Fleece with romance written large as the ultimate objective. But with Mr. Matson the tracing of the family's transplanting means a great deal more. The story itself Is not so unusual as the way it is told. He has written an epic of childhood, the courageous struggle against poverty on the Dart of a little family, and his manner of telling holds something more virile and abiding, than the mere romance of successful climbing. In fact the Day of Fortune seems to do every day, with its wealth of human endeavor, rather than achievement. The opening chapters are of Norway where Knut Chezness is pictured as a restless, passionate, high tempered young peasant who. Is ever seeking something more "to his liking than the present holds. The book at first is not so consistent as a tale but rather as a series of episodes and rough drawn sketches, working up to the real beginning, when Knut and Mary Aasen, who had been neighbors in Norway, meet again in Chicago and are married. It Is with the children the author first catches his stride and shows himself a masterful interpreter of childish thoughts and dreams. The children are Crystal, Peter, Martin, Toleff, little Greets. But it is with the boy3 Mr. Matson is especially happy, possessig an uncanny intuitive touch of humor as he pictures their thoughts, their fights and ambitions, their longings and thirst to shine, and their bitter, chlidish disappointments. These middle chapters make the book exceptional in its understanding, and wonderfully realistic picturing of childhood. The family goes to San Francisco after the father loses his Job in Chicago; there is the struggle to find work and keep food on the table for the growing hungry youngsters; comes the earthquake 'and fire with the small boys' happy philosophy that any excitement and change Is to be courted as a gay adventure; Peter has to go to work, and the story becomes largely about Peter and the awakening of youth to a realization of life. There is a strong convincing realism and passionate plea for youth In its ache for action and the things which life holds. . . Mr. Matson Is a former San Franciscan. He has been at various times reporter, feature writer and editor of certain papers in San Francisco, and has spent some Urns the past years abroad. It is said he wrote the story, Day of Fortune, in a remote section of Nor-way. Mr. Matson was married to Susan Glaspell, the well known novelist and playwright, about two years ago and they reside at Truro, Mass., near Provincetown. LITERARY NOTES. Jane Darrow, author of "The Figured Flame," which the Century Company published Aug. 17, is a new figure among American novelists. This is her first novel, altho the publishers say that it is one or. me mosi unusual and meritorious first novels they have ever pub- iisnea. Her only other published work is a play, "The Pompion Pie," which won first prize in a contest of the Woman's clubs of New Jersey a few years ago. Hallde Edlb, Turkish feminist and Nationalist leader, whose opening address at the Williamstown Institute of Politics last week attracted national interest, will return to New York at the end of this month to assist the Century company In launching her important new book, "The Turkish Ordeal," which is scheduled for publication Aug. 31. Early in November she will start out on a nationwide lecture tour under the direction of William B. Fearkins HAMBONFS MEDITATIONS By J. P. Alley Soaae Boys is bawm Fl3HTfeR5 F,oTpESE HE AH EoySwHuT BiM HAP PAT ATH-oLrnc TreatminT pey kin whu? three Fo' JES' PMlM men mm 1-1 --0 ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS What do yon need to 1now? Is there some point about your business or personal life that puzzles you? Is there something you want to know without delay? Submit your question to Frederic J. Haskln, Director of our Washington Information Bureau. He Is employed to help you. Address your inquiry to I he .Davenport Democrat at Leader Information Hureau. Frederic J. Haakln. Director, Washington, 1). C, nd enclose two cents in coin or stamps for return postage. Q. Does an Indian Nawab rank above a Maharajah? C, C. W. A. Nawab is the title of a Mohammedan chief, whether a ruling prince or a title of honor, and is equivalent to both Rajah and Maharajah. Q. Which Is lighter, cold air or hot air? P. A. G. A. Hot air Is lighter than cold air. The latter is denser and therefore weighs more. Hot air carries more water vapor than cold air. The amount of moisture necessary to produce saturation increases rapidly with the increase of temperature. Q. How are potatoes hardened or petrified? P. T. R. A. Make a solution of i parts of sulphuric acid in E0 parts of water. Treat peeled potatoes with this solution for 36 hours. Dry the mass between blotting paper, and subject to great pressure. By using very strong pressure, billiard balls have been made closely resembling ivory. The material can be carved. Q. How can I make a hole In a china vase that I wish to make into an electrical lamp? W. J. M. A. The Bureau of Standards says that for drilling porcelain, an ordinary twist drill can be used. The drill should be sharp, and should have a low pitch. The porcelain should be kept wet with turpentine. Wax the porcelain to a board and press drill down lightly and intermittently. Q. What is the fire cherry? C. T. A. The pin or fire cherry (Pru-nus pennsylva,nica) i3 a small tree frequently found in cut-over or burned -over woodlands and in neglected pastures. Its flowers, and later the small red fruits, are borne in clusters like sweet cherries. Cattle are sometimes poisoned by eating the wilted leaves of these cherries which under certain conditions accumulate prussic acid, ENFORCING PROHIBITION By FREDERICK J. HASKIN Special Correspondent ot The Democrat and Leader. Washington, D. Aug. 18. No one can read the ' newspapers in these days without noting Increased activity on the part ot the federal authorities in efforts to enforce the Eighteenth Amendment. Some politically minded people declare that, because of the campaign, the stimulated earnestness is an adroit attempt to thrust the prohibition issue more prominently to the foreground of affairs. Information available at prohibition headquarters in Washington is not so much calculated to bear out this view as it Is to suggest with striking force that violation of the amendment and the Volstead act is accelerating and enforcement energy attempting to keep pace with it. . The fact of prohibition has become an old story and the fact of efforts at adequate enforcement equally so, yet not an issue of a daily newspaper appears which does not contain some mention of it. The American Bar association which cooperates with government officials of city, state and nation in enforcing laws of the land recently has been meeting in annual convention at Seattle and has devoted much of Us attention to the prohibition question. Every lawyer, by virtue of his oath taken upon belli? admitted to the bar, becomes "an officer of the court" and bears that title .Violation of the Eighteenth Amendment, as such, was not what primarily occupied the association to which was submitted a special report on the subject It was the effect of the Illicit liquor traffic In Increasing crimes ot all character which attracted the lawyers' notice. The report Rubmited showed that there Is a close connection between prohibition violation and crimes of all sorts, especially in cities of 100,000 population and over. This is held to be due to the fact that the bootleg business has poured Into the purses of members of the criminal class more money than the most avaricious crook ever dreamed of commanding before. Possession of money is power and, equipped with wealth, criminals have been enabled to widen their scope of operation. They are equipped with high powered automobiles. They are able to rent rendezvous where crime may be plotted or to which victims may be lured. They are better armed than ever before. They can afford to pay for elaborate devices to facilitate escapes. Further, their wealth puts them in a position to corrupt such officials as are susceptible of corruption, bribe witnesses, and obtain the most expensive legal advice. New York City Increases Effort. Meantime, at the other end of the continent, the most energetic series of raids in the history of prohibition have been In progress. New York has never seen before such activity In the raiding of night clubs, speakeasies, and the like. The nation's largest city has at work a very numerous staff of enforcement agents, directed fromj Washington to a large extent which. Is resorting to many fresh methods of putting a stop to the liquor traffic. In other cities as well the enforcement men are un-wontedly active. An anecdote Is told which well Illustrates the difficulties under which the federal agents, as well as local police are working. A stranger arrived at a town. Desiring alcholic refreshment, he accosted a policemen asking to bs directed to some place where ha could get a drink. The officer pointed out a small shop a short distance away. "You see that little-millinery shop?" he queried. "Well it is kept by an old lady and so far as I know that's the only place in this town where you can not get a drink." In connection with stimulated enforcement work In New York a survey has Just been made by prohibition officiala In cooperatioa with the district attorney's office. It Is estimated, as a result, that there are 10,000 Epeakeasles, eighl clubs, and bars in the biggest city. This does not Include roadhousel In the suburbs. In the section of Manhattan! known colloquially as the Roaring Forties that is the streets num-bered from Fortieth to Forty Ninth, and roughly, between Fifth avenu and Eighth the investigators wern informed that there were as man as twenty speakeasies to the block. In Harlem the figure was seven, to the block. There are hundreds of fashfne-able and very expensive night clubs which sell liquor but, In addition, are the other places where liquor may be had. They are con ducted under cover ot 6ome other1 business. Soda fountains and lunchrooms are Included and pool rooms are notorious headquarters. The innocent-appearing delicates sen also is a culprit. Grocery stores, bootblack parlors, office purporting to carry on a real estate, insurance, or some such busl ness actually are but blind tigers. Hundreds of hotels are on the list and even drygood stores, beauty parlors, and dentist's offices are actually disguised saloons. Undertaking establishments have also been found in the trade. Secret doorways, countersigns, cards of Identification are required at some places but are not insisted upon where the would-be-drinker seems to want a drink and not to detect violation. At some lunchrooms, for Instance, an order for buttermilk brings something not at all akin to dairy products. Problem Many Sided. But If the enforcement officers could cope with these places and they have been padlocked at the rate of two a day for the last year their Job would only be started. For these are merely establish-ments where one may go in to buy a drink over the bar or get his flask filled. Not Included In tho ten thousand are the thousands of bootleggers who make no sales on their premises but merely take tele- Contlnued on Page Twenty. Nine. PLAYING LARGE STAKES BRINGS SOLONS' DEFEAT, Some years ago there appeared a circus story entitled "Tony and the Big Top," written by one Allen Chaffee. So admirable was the local color that one hardened reviewer wrote, "Allen Chaffee must be an old circus man." As a matter of fact Allen Chaffee is a young woman, whose love for the outdoors and whose experiences as newspaper woman have led her into many strange situations. Her new adventure book for children, "Linda's El Dorado," will be published by the Century company. The unusually large list of distinguished books which the Century company has scheduled for publication this autumn will be launched on Aug. 17 with Norman Matson's widely heralded novel "Day of Fortune;" Jane narrow's "The Figured Flame," which the publishers say is "a novel of genuine merit and interest;" nnd four new Juvenile books. These four new additions to the Century junior library are: "The Troian Boy" by Helen Coal Crew, "The Luck of Oldacres" by Blaine Goodale Eastman, "Caravan .Girls" by Marguerite Aspinwall, ' and "Linda's Eldorado" by Allen Chaffee. Later In August Century will publish new books by Barry Penefield. Edward Alsworth Ross, Mm. Hallde Edlb and others. Early September will see the publication nf the long awaited new novel bv- Johan Bojpr "The New Temple," which is a sequel to his famous international success, "The Great .Hunger." Q. When were tad Irons Invented? G. W. D. A. The first reference to sad irons that we find was in the year 1832. Before the use of irons for smoothing clothes, a form of mangle was employed. The box mangle by which articles were pressed on flat surfaces by rollers which were weighted with a box full of stones, moved to and fro by a rack and pinion. The clothes were pressed beneath wooden rollers or bowls held close together by weighted levers. In earlier periods and In rural districts particularly, clothes were very often pressed by folding them carefully and placing heavy weights upon them. i jiNMui..ll. 6f0'. AtHT NO 5hTW CLftOS J 0 4sWk3 ' t E3 By CHARLES P. STEWART Washington Correspondent for Central Press and The Democrat Washington, Aug. 18. "He either fears his fate too much, or his deserts are small, that puts it not unto the touch, to win or lose it all that's my platform," wrote the earl of Montrose, on the eve of one of the hottest political fights with flintlocks and claymores in mid-17th century Scotch history. Messenger kids scattered mineo- : 3 U nf 1t .. H - , 1, I. i V, F.J.GAPRETTandg- Tne upsi10t was that the earl was badly beaten in the primaries and ided up with a rope around his neck. He showed he had good nerve, anyway. Senator James A. Reed of Missouri felt the same way, a few weeks ago, that his grace of Montrose did. So did Representatives Finis J. Garrett of Tennessee, and Tom Blanton of Texas. "I hereby stake my senatorial neck on the presidency," announced the Missouri solon. "And I will bet my minority leadership in the house of representatives that I get into the senate," proclaimed Finis. Tom had no leadership of any kind to gamble with, but he did have a reputation a3 the most talkative member of the lower house of congress, and he boldly risked chances of winning upper one. As was the case of Montrose, Reed's Blanton's courage proved to be better than their judgment. Reed, as we know, not only was not nominated at Houston, but he is likewise out of the senate, when his term ends next March. The Tennesee and Texas Democrats failed to indorse the aspirations of Garrett and Blanton, respectively, for togas as a result' of which Garrett forfeits his representative's seat and his minority leadership simultaneously, and Blanton, while that on a seat in his the with the earl , Garrett's and he can and probably will keep right on talking, will have to do It in private life, for the next two yeara at least. Just as Reed's bid was higher than either Garrett's or Blanton's, so also does the Mlssourian lose more than either of the other two. Apparently he was thru with his senatorship, whether or no, but he assuredly wanted to name his successor. It was likewise generally understood, if he missed the presidential nomination and Alfred E. Smith secured it and was elected, that Reed would be Smith's attorney general, a Job that would fit him born prosecutor that he Is like a coat of paint on a lamp post. But the senator fought his presidential fight a little too venomously. He undertook the same role that William G. McAdoo played in 1924. The time was past for It. Besides, it aligned Reed with a faction which his truer friends were bitterly hostile to. The result was to alienate his home state. The candidate he had picked, to follow him In the senate was beaten for the nomination. Worse, his bitterest political enemy was chosen. It looks as if he would be a Missouri liability rather than an asset to Smith in November. Tho the latter should win, Reed's prospects of a cabinet post appear to have gone glimmering. Garret and Blanton may come back to the house of representatives after an interval. Garrett doubtless will be considerably chastened, but he is not necessarily completely done for. Plague, pestilence and famine could not chasten Tom Blanton. Reed has all the earmarks of a permanently dead lion. It is a trifle odd that the season's three foremost notabilities to be wished Into retirement so early in the campaign all are Democrats. Maybe all the G. O. P. notabil-1 ltles feared their fates too much. Or their deserts were small, possibly. , They did not put It to the touch, at any rate, which means they ara safe, even if prudent or undeserv. lng, until next November at tha earliest

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