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The OREGO?i STATESMAN. Salem, Ore rcn. Saturday tlarals-. ittt'fV'lCn
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"No Favor Sway Us;
- 1 From First Statesman, March 28, 1851
THE STATESMAN PUBLISHING CO. .
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- Dog Days . - .
WHEN you snitch forty winks longer In the morning,
then. you may know that the dog days have come. For
the nights lengthen a bit, and old Sol's glare does not signal
you from slumber quite so early. The-tught rails earner too,
and there is m fresher coolness to the air. - Days may be long
and lazy and warm, but when the sun hides behind the west
ern hills, then the cool breezes creep down from the moun
tains or in from the coast and let you know that the summer
' 13 waning. - - h - ': ;: ' i ' i - H' " ' : 1 ' "
Dog- days are slow days. August seems a long, slow
month. People go on vacations. Your neighbors go away
and you may have to tend their dog. Little news in the
. papers. Business sags off for the season "between hay and
grass." At night youmay hear through your open window
some young chap playing the accordion in the next block.
Dog days are lazy days. The drive and pressure may be
relaxed a trifle, restincr ud for more strenuous days to fol-
low. Put you dare not rest too long. The woodman warns
you to store your winter's fuel. The drummers come along
with the last .showing of fall merchandise. The fields must
be cleaned un and made read v for winter. grain hauled.
stacks dressed down, machinery stored in sheds. H
v These are the dog days; slow and lazy as the summer
lingers through long August; but pleasant days. Haze veils
the hills; And the high fog of morning warns that within a
few weeks real clouds will be in business again at the old
stand. ' . ' r : . i : : . .
i nub vuk juuajr t
IN June, 1930, the contract between the city and the elec
tric company for supplying light for city illumination ex
: pired. Since that time the city has been operating at the old
contract rate. This contract was drawn up in 19Z5 ana since
then there have been marked reductions in, cost of electric
energy. It is altogether reasonable to expect that a new con
' tract on rvre favorable terms could be obtained. The mayor
and city council have let the matter drift for over a year.
Obviously the company will not press the matter of a con
, tract which would probably mean, a reduction in the rate at
least corresponding to other reductions the company has
i made.''-' . . .. . ' " ..,.-
With all the agitation there has been the past year about
' electric light rates one would think a utility-minded mayor
and a politically conscious council would get busy in nego
tiating a new'contract, and thus save the city some money.
x. Instead of waiting on "free power", the city authorities
should start at once to negotiate a hew contract. i
Germany and Cotton !
A DEAL is being negotiated by which Germany, may buy
600,000 bales of American cotton and pay for the lot
over the next three years. This is an initial deal and may
be followed tip with wheat and copper. The government
stabilization corporation is loaded up with cotton and wheat.
..DisDOsiner of laree Quantities to Germany would relieve the
domestic surplus greatly; and would not depress the price
. because Germany is out of the market as a buyer on the
" ordinary terms of private dealing. ! r
The country may well hope the deal goes through, and
we think the credit arrangement is satisfactory. Germany
is like a big factory with the machinery, and the labor but
without the working capital to buy the raw material to work
-with. Given the raw. material or the necessary credit, her
factories will revive. Her revival would afford new outlets
for other American products.; :
1 . BIGGER AND BETTER i : 1 ":
"Incidentally tils writer, who is a hopeless optimist, agrees quit
fully with. Mr. Penttey with, perhaps, one trifling exception.
t-,. "Mr. Penney, tells us that the opportunities or tne ruture wiu
. be fully as GOOD as the opportunities ot th past, i
' ,4Th opportunities of the future will bo even BETTER than the
opportunities of the past." Frank Jenkins lu Roseburg Review.
. . - There speaks the incorrigible optimist. Frank belongs on the
' Chautauqua circuit, . : -
The Naatllus, which Sir Hubert Wilklns planned to explora-the
arctle by sailing under the Ice, wHl not make, the trip. .This decision
of Sir. Hubert's probably saves hint from the fate of Andre who made
a polar dash Tla balloon 14 years ago. - j '
" Ten per eent- more- - buyers are swarming to New York than
normally, say; the reports. The summer must hare bean. "dryer" than
usual. ...... .:'" . 4 . : . !
Want-ad In Corvallis Gazette-Times: "Loat-Sergt. at Arms
badge between Hotel Benton and Hotef Julian Wednesday, night."
And probably not found tlU after the. legion, convention.
Harvest most ba over In Wisconsin. Sixty, people hare, put in
It nights on a chartvari, demanding fit for treats. Whst cut-ups
those badgers must be.--.- .:! "' ! :
Count that day gained whose low descending; sun, marks from
thy stock no dividend undonej ' r - - . .
. in Oklahoma the unemployed could join the miliila and go to the
"oil war'-v - - .. - - ,
Preaching an eight-hour sermon proved fatal to a negress evan
Ilist. Now vras.thls the punishment of Cod? !
Return To Visit
AURORA. Aug. 7 Guests at
the home of Mr.' and Mrs. George
'Yergen at present are . Mr. and
Mrs. Adolph Crlaset "ana 'daugh
te r. Eliaabeth, of Los An gelea.
former residents ot Aurora, later
moving to Portland wW
was a member of the firm Of
xvioaroo ana crissel. They visited
'Mrs. Crissel's hrnth.r win vk.
len- at , Eugene, on their way
nuno. Alter a vacation of a
month with Mrs. Crissel's sisters,
Mrs. Yergen of Aurora, Mrs.
Monroe of Portland, and a broth
er. Geo. Ehlen of Anrnr thv
will return to L AniAi thair
present home, where Elizabeth
will enter the University of Cali
fornia at Los Anseles.
, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Yergen are
No Fear Shall Awe1
the--parents of, a son, Lyle B.
Yergen, Jr.. born at the Anna
hospital in - Hubbard Tuesday.
The young man who weighs seven
pounds is the second son of the
Tergens. . i ... , ,. .
Flood Deaths In
I Mexico Total 13
t , ... .
r Pl00 CITT August T
(A.f ,"TSeTen brson perished la
a flood at Tampuche, in TamauU
yt411. bringing to 11
- . uoaa irom
floods and volcanic disturbances
ia three states since Sunday, with
a orohahim ht t.. v..
many more vicUms and millions
ilea invra stmyt
GER VAIX Aujrust 7 Ur 11.4
Mrs. Scott Jones received word
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By VERNON A. DOUGLAS. M. D.
Marion County Health Dept.
Perhaps you would be interest
ed to know of some of the public
health problems we have In Mar
The health .of
the people in
this part , of the
really so good,
we believe, as
camp ared to
some, other lo
calities t i. i t
there . Is not
mach -mora to
be done to im
Pr. a O. aa There are.
however,' xniany preventable con
ditions which have eeen wun us
so: long that we i have become
hardened t them. , ..
TuberesJeals la Scoorge .
' Tuberenloals, for Instance, la
stlU a scottrga. The old ploaeera
were accustomed to speak of scro-
tuhw families. We now know that
tuberculosta la preventable and It
la becoming leas and less preva
lent although it stUI remains one
of the . most widespread of '.major
Infections. ' .1 .;.!;-' t-i'
Last year there occurred - In
Mario county XI resident deaths
due to tuberculosis. Most of these
unfortunate people were at an
age when they should have been
of most value to the community
between 20 and 45. This num
ber, ot course, does not Include
the nonresident deaths at the
state tuberculosis hospital.. The
tuberculosis patients who died,
had been ill tor months, some of
them for years. In the meantime
many ot them could no longer
support their . families and some
became charges ot the county. ' '
Hundreds ec. Cases Known -1
This is not the worst part ef
the picture, however. In addition
to these 21 deaths there are still
over a hundred ether . known
cases carried by the health de
partment - and several hundred
contacts who are potential cases
due to their association tor some
prolonged period ' with an open
case of the disease. The purpose
of health department tuberculosis
clinics Is to examine " these con
tacts and to assist them to resist
Contrary to what most people
might guess, IS of the 21 deaths
occurred in rural districts outside
of 'Salem. This would' Indicate a
greater prevalence of the disease
in rural districts than in cities
which would naturally b due' to
factors which are known to favor
the development of ' tuberculosis
Inadequate food, overwork, im
proper bousing as well as a lack
ot the facilities for health 'pro
tection which city people enjoy.
Is Disease of Poverty
Tuberculosis has always been
tied up very closely with bad ec
onomic conditions. When ineomes
fall,' tuberculosis Increases so it
Is largely a disease' ef poverty.
The rich. may choose their food.
housing, clothes and even their
occupation. The poor must take
what comes their way. This Is an
other reason why . poverty should
be wiped out. It is an ally ot tu
berculosis. - -1 -
"Social Justice" Is part ef the
program of preventive medicines.
During times of economic stress
we should therefor ' mora than
ever make Individual and com
munity health our common con
Wait kaaltk " arofelasu aava rtniT ' II
the absvs article raises say aaattloa ia
jrsr atiaa. writ taat eaasttaa eat a
seas' : II aitaer t The 8ttsmsa sr
Marian eunty desrtoat ( hsslth. Tha
aaswer will anpaar ta this eolraa. Kaiaa
hsalS h slssd. bat will sat b ns4 ia
in aaoar. : -:.-
"What do you think'ot Meier's
economy in hiring Mr. Elnxig at
$7000 a ye at? This question was
asked yesterday by Statesman re
'John Siegmund, county judge:
Elnxig may be worth $7000 but
I fail to see how we are going
to reduce taxes by . raising sal
Pearl Rlbler, barber: "I was
all for Meier when he was elect
ed. I am still for him but not
quite so strongly as at first. It
looks to me as though some of
the things he is doing are just
for i show.' .
E. Greggson. mechanic: "Sueh
a large rUe in , salary does not
seem in keeping with other ec
onomic policies advocated by the
Sir. McLautartkton mlntr!
"Governor Meier, has a definite,
Idea in' mind . or he would not
have agreed to the matter." j
C ;W. Hatfield, aoverdale
dairyman: "lt looks like a back
ward step increasing the salary
.JT. : W. Potter: Meier Isn't
footing the bill. If he's (EInzig)
worth it. all right." ;
"So teach ' us to number our
days, that we may apply; out
hearts ' unto wisdom. -Psalms.
Sunday that their son. Vera, was
la k hospital ia Bend with a se
ver ease ot .blood' poisoning In
his left knee. Vern moved his
family to that section early In the
spring and was working oa the
Santlau highway out from Sis
ters. TURNER TO COAST
- DALLAS. August 7 R. R.
Turner, city 'school superinten
dent, accompanied by Mrs. Tur
ner and her sister. Miss Bettr
Jellnek. left Tuesday for, Yachats
where they expect r to spend a
week or more of .vacation. They
have Just completed a six weeks'
course of summer school at Ore
gon State college.
I HERE'S HOW
; 4 vn.ma w4iiiiiinj anan
M.fKS y6 M4.
, g. si imr new t -- ' " -
Sunday: "Cotton for
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BITS for BREAKFAST
-By R. J. nENDRICKS
A man's real measure:'
Wrote W. C Brann; "The. place
to take the true measure of a man
is not 'in the- darkest place or in
the amen corner, nor the- corn
field, but by his own fireside
e ." "
"There her lays, aside his mask
and yon may learn whether he is
an imp or an angel, cur or king,
hero or humbug. Z care not what
the world says of him; whether it
crowns him boss or pelts him with
bad eggs. I care not a copper what
his reputation or religion may be:
if his babies dread his homecom
ing and his better half swallows
her heart every time she has to
ask him tor a tire-dollar bill, he
is a fraud ot the first water, even
though he prays night and morn
and howls , hallelujah until he
shakes the eternal, hills.
"But it his children rash to the
front door to meet him and lore's
sunshine illuminate the, face Ot
his wife every time she hears his
footfall, you can take it for grant
ed that he Is pure, tor his home Is
a heaven and the humbug never
gets that near th great white
throne ot God.
-may be a rank atheist and
a rea-nag anarcnisi, a Mormon
and a' mugwump: he may buy
votes in blocks et five, and bet oa
the elections; ha. may deal 'em
from the bottom of the deck and
drink - beer until he cant tell m
silver dollar from a circular saw.
and still b an infinitely better
man than the cowardly little hum
bug who Is aU suavity la society
but who makes horn a hell, who
vents upon the helpless heads of
his wife and children an ill na
ture h would Inflict upon his fel
low men but dares not.
V V '
"I can forgive much in that
fellow mortal who would rather
make men swear than women
weep; who would rather hare the
hate ot the whole World than the
contempt ot his wife; who would
rather call anger to the eyes a
king than tear to the face et a
"The. American Boy,'' by Theo
dore Roosevelt, reads: "What we
have a right to expect ot the
American boy is that he shall turn
out to be a good American man.
."The boy can best become a
good man by being a good boy .
not a goody-goody boy. uClnst
a plain good boy. I :u not mean
that he must love only the nega
tive virtues; 2 mean that he must
love the positive virtues also.
" 'Good,' la the largest sense,
should include whatever is tine,
straightforward, clean, brave, and
manly. The best boys I know the
best men ' I. know are good at
their studies or i their business,
tearless and stalwart, hated and
feared - by all that is wicked and
depraved, incapable ot submitting
to wrongdoing,- and equally in
capable of being aught but ten
der to the weak and helpless. ....
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."Of -course the effect that a
thoroughly t manly. . thoroughly
straight and upright boy can hare
upon the companions .of his own
age, and upon, those whq . are
younger, -is incalculable. . . ,
v. - . ...
"It he Is not thoroughly man
ly, then they will not respect him.
and -his good qualities will count
for little; while, ot course. It he
is mean, cruel or wicked, then his
physical strength and force ot
The Willamette Valley Transfer Company operating
between Portland and Salem, Oregon, is not whatever,
connected with the Willamette Valley Transfer Com
pany, -operating between Portland and Eugene, Ore.,
or any. other firm with a similar name in the. State
Willamette Valley Transfer Company
of Salem, Oregon ;
R. It. BAILEY Owner
- . a-- T s,
-' tsw aiCMser- (Vce-?
Long Golf Drives V
mind merely make him se much
the more objectionable member of
society. . .
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"He cannot do good work it he
Is not strong and does not try
with his whole heart and soul to
count in any contest; and his
strength wiU be a curse to him
self and to every one else if he
does not have a thorough com
mand over himself and over his
own evil passions, and if he does
not use his strength on the side
of decency. Justice and fair deal
"la short, la life, as ia a toot
ball game, the principle to follow
Is: Hit th line .hard; don't foul
and don't shirk, but hit the lino
J. McNeill Whistler, the great
American artist, wrote; "In the
beginning, men went forth each
day some te battle, some to the
chose; others, again, to t"nd
delve la the field aU thalaey
might gala and lire, or lose and
"Until there was found among
them one. differing from the rest,
whee pursuits attracted, him not,
and so he staid by the tents with
the- women, and traced strange
devices with a burnt stick upon
"This man, who took no Joy In
the ways of his brethren who
cared not tor conquest,: and. fret
ted. In the field this. designer at
quaint patterns this ' deviser ot
the beautiful who perceived ia
nature. about him curious carv
ings, as faces are aeen la tha fire
. this dreamer apart, was the
. '- V "
VWe bar then but to wait
until, with .the mark , ot the gods
upon him there come among ua
again the ehosen who shall con
tinue what has gone before. .
. -Satisfied that, even were he
aevef to appear tha story of the
beautiful: la already complete
hewn in the marbles of the Par
net ho a and brotdered, with the
birds, upon the tan of Hokusal
at tha toot of PaJi-Yama."
Wrote Helen .Keller: "My
share ot the world of the world
may be limited, but the tact that
it is work makes it precious. Dar
win could work only, half an hour
at a time; yet in many diligent
half-hours he laid anew the foundations-
of phUoeophy. Green, the
historian, tells us, that the world
is moved not only by the mighty
shoves W the . heroes, but also by
the aggregate ot .th tiny pushes
ot each honest worker.
J. William Lloyd wrote: "There
is- but on virtue: to help human
beings to free and beautiful life;
but one sin: to do them indiffer
ent or cruel hurt;, the love ot
humsnlty Is the whole of moral
ity.. This is goodness, this is
humanism, this is the social con
science'; Lad Saves Pet;
7: Much Scratched
BAN PRANCISCO, August 7 -(AP)
Two r big dogs f didn't
frighten little Fred Anderegg. .
a bit when he saw them chasing
his pet rabbit, The lad snatched
th rabbit from their reach, and
the dogs attacked him. physicians
took 21 stitches in his head, arms
and less. But the pet was saved.
" Geraldlne'Foster waa hacked to
death in a house on Peddler's
Road, leased by her employer. Dr.
Humphrey Maskell. and her nude
body burled In a grave filled with
tannic add. Two women were seen
leaving tha doctor's office carry
ing bottles similar to those found
near the grave. Mrs. Morgan, a
neighbor, substantiates th doc
tor's statement that he was with
htr daughter, Doris, the day ot
the disappearance. Maskell claims
ther was a strange woman out
side his oflfc when he returned.
Other suspects, are Harry Arm
strong.' Geraldlne's former fiance.
and her brother, Bruce, who will
receive- her inheritance. Bruce is
an adopted son whose father was
a murderer. Dr. Maskell reports
to Police Commissioner Thatcher
Colt that Geraldine phoned him
on January I. ten days after her
dlaappearaac, requesting . that he
meet her,-but -failed to. appear.
The autopsy shows she was killed
On' December 21. ana her body
preserved by th add to make it
appear that death occurred with
in -41 hours.- - Maskell. accused,
sticks to his 'story. His ' brother
and sister-in-law, George and Na-taUe-
Maskell. call to see him. but
St 'turned away. On ot the wom
en whom Maskell visited on
Christmas" Eve informs Colt that
a woman phoned that day leaving
tha following messare - tor the
doctor: . "Please com at once to
Peddler's Road. Something terri
ble haa happened." Doris Morgan
reveals that Maskell left her and
his chauffeur-at a confectioner's
while he delivered gifts.
"Wher were you then, when
Cheekles and Doris were eating
their ice cream?
"I told you." -
"You told m a cock-and-bull
story. Do you. expect any Jury to
Instead ot replying the doctor
waa looking mournfully around
"I can't believe it!" he mur
"Neither will the Jury." snap
ped Colt, accepting the non-sequi-
tur as a reply.
"Ah. haven't we talked enough t
Do as you ' please only let me
have - some sleep now," cried
Maskell with a ehudder.
But Thatcher Colt only shook
bis head .
"The police won't sleep until
we get our man," he replied.
Doctor Maskell forced a smile,
and an unearthly chuckle.
"Trying th methods of the
Spanish Inquisition? he mocked.
"No sleep for a suspected man.
eh? Gentlemen I shall b awake
when you are all ' nodding and
snoring. I am a doctor and I
never sleep when a patient needs
"Way of the Law
Upon - the orders of Thatcher
Colt, I . waa eent home to .snatch
a tew hours' sleep before another
long night ot inquisition that
loomed ahead. However. I did
not' feel like slepr-but spent th
lat hours ot th. afternoon be-,
lng bathed and shaved, and then
having tea. with Betty Canfleld.
Every tlm we . brok- bread to
gether, we liked each 6ther bet
ter. In th course of our conver
sation, she assured me her en
gagement to Bruce was never
really serious and was all ended
now. - .. ..':,'
With a light heart. I returned
to headquarters. It was five
o'clock when I reached the com
missioner's office wher I found
Thatcher . Colt la deep conversa
tion with Dougherty. Neither .the
district attorney nor my chief
had been in their beds since the.
ease "broke". . as we used . to
phrase It in the city room. There
were no signs of weariness on
either of their faces, nor did It
teem ta me that Dougherty's ar
rogance was in the smallest de-
From . their conversation. I
learned that Doctor Maskell had
been permitted a few hours' sleep
in his apartment, with . a police
man guarding th doors. Mean
while Bruce . Foster had returned
to headquarters and- Thatcher
Colt had drawn from him a com
plete statement of his movements
the details, of which were eas
ily and simply checked and seem
ed to furnish him with a clear ex
oneration from all suspicion. At
this time, Colt and Dougherty
both regarded Bruce as . elimin
ated from th case. Th district
attorney went .further and de
L MAN FIRST
MH1 At A
Life may not be as
picturesque as it was
in days gone by, but
it presents the same
opportunities for in
telligent work and
We Are Equipped
of Geraldine' $T
clared that Armstrong, too, was
abovo suspicion. . But with this
Thither Colt would, not agree.
..-Th Dead-line .
Ther Is a theory that may in
volve Armstrong." he declared.
. "Why don't you spill the the
ory .to me?" - demanded Dough
erty. .. :" f .. .
"Because you would disbelieve
la it so much you might- even
block ' me from then on," said
Colt, "No glv us the rest . of
this day. Dougherty.
I nromised until midnight."
; sighed Dougherty." "And while I
m . . mm a a -
nave ait me evidence in iue wona
to Justify th arrest ot Maskell,
III live up to -my word. Tha doc
tor Is guUty as red-fire helL Why
don't you give up the agreement
and let-me go ahead?" ,
' "X bellete." ; replied Thatcher
Colt, "that before midnight., you
will agree with me that ther is
something much mora surprising
yet to be found. . "
: Dougherty groaned .'with an air
ot conscious Christian, fortitude.
"All right," he growled. "Where
do we go from here?"
Thatcher Colt stood up, - amll
"To the private dwelling of the
police commissioner of the city of
New York,' he divulged, "There
we will get the truth out of Hum
. Dougherty - looked his astonish
ment. Thatcher Colt s proposal
seemed incomprehensible to him
then, and, indeed, to me, too.
Why should we have to examine
Doctor Maskell in the home of
the commissioner? Why not. at
police headquarters, where We
could have information., check
ups, all the aid we needed? The
district attorney shrugged' his
shoulders and gave his famulus,
Hogan, a significant ogle as - we
left the office and descended to
the street. Soon we were uptown,
in the new Bohemia of the West
Side, the neighborhood between
the Verdi and Dante triangles
near which was the hom of the
commissioner. He lived in a mod
est -bouse in the West Seventies;
there were flower boxes before
th windows. . and bright green
paint on the woodwork; it was
muck mor like a house in some
dozing little southern city than
in the heart et Manhattan. That
cher Colt had lived for many
years in that house. In fact, he
was born in another of the
houses on the jume block.. Just
across from No. 244. where El
wall. th bridge expert, was mys
teriously murdered. Some day, I
shall describe the singular rooms
contained in that quiet and pret
ty, little dwelling the - weapons
chamber, th room . where That
cher Celt conducted his own orig
inal researches Into "ballistics."
his poison room but . all these
things played their parts in the
detection of , subsequent .- crimes.
Tonight we wer led to the 'li
brary of JThatcher Colt, - a , vast
Immense room . running : the en
tir stretch ' of on hundred and
fifty feet on the third floor,, aad
shelving a personally selected
collection of more than fifteen
thousand books on crime and its
related topics, more than half of
which , would not b found,, to
gether in any ordinary library in
the world. . . V - N
Waving us to comfortable
chairs, Thatcher Colt, retired.
Dougherty, and Hogan looked
around them with an air of sus
picion i and bewilderment. Their
very glances seemed to say that
Thatcher Colt- could not be a
practical man. with all tabs
books la his possession. Presently
I am moving back into my own building at 275 So.
Commercial St. New machinery and equipment are
now being installed and I will be ready to. take care
of all my old and new customers in a few days.
The Broke Specialist
:". 275 S. Commercial St.
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the commissioner reappeared,
wearing a dressing gown of
strong, rich silk, a flowered pad
uasoy. From a covered recess in
th library wall, a small alcove
above a table, he drew out a tray
on which reposed glasses, and a
bottle of old port. Withdrawing
the cork, h called our attention
to a fUmy crust of scales of tar
tar on th top, the beeswing of a
rare old wine.
"In this xerophilous land,"
said Thatcher Colt,; "there is not
much more wine.like this. Gentle
men, your health!",
We all felt very solemn and
important as we drank that pre
cious liquor, it warmed the in
ner lining of my soul. Then,
leaning back la his chair, That
cher Colt, resumed: i
"I must begin by explaining to
you that this ia wholly an extra
legal proceeding. I must also
make that perfectly clear to Mas
kelL He has the right to decline
te have anything to do with these
. "What kind of bunk- have you
fallen for, Thateher Colt?" As he
asked tbe question, Dougherty
almost hummed th words, while
his ' hands, spread out on his
knees, seemed itching to get held
of Maskell and pitch him into a
cell, v -
"Two things," replied the com
missioner, "the first is this!"
On a, tfcble. at his right hand,
was an object covered with
cloth of green serge. Lifting this.
uoit aisciosea an odd affair, a
w w aaat auDki UUIVUi..
"What the deuce Is that?"
mocked Dougherty, his hands in
his pockets, as he leaned OTftr at
a rakish , angle and surveyed the
machine quizsically. v t
The lie Detector
"It is called a pneumo-cardio-spygmometer."
er Colt. i
Dougherty blinked in over-done
astonishment at his friend. The
district attomer was a waII n.
cated man, but for so long had
ne cultivated his public pose of
roughness and readiness that he
had almost convinced himself he
was an Illiterate.
"A what, Mr. Commissioner?"
he purred, with such unction that
I was sure he regretted the ab
sence of an audience to laurh at
"It Is commonly called a lie de
tector." explained Thatcher Colt. -
Dougherty claoied his hands
together and laughed immoder
"Have you fallen for that nif-
fle" ha cried. "Mr roan. You'll
be using New Thought on your
prisoners next. What la tha to-
llce department of the city ot
iew - xork coming to, I want .to
Thatcher Colt remained Imper
"You are ln'irnoranca of tha
facts. Dougherty," he remonstra
ted auietiv. "This machine is In
. 1 n. .... J I ... fH . 1 Till :
penitentiary at Jollet. r Moreover,
it is employed' by the police ot
manw other rltias- it ham bn
used in mor than five thousand
criminal cases In the Berkeley.
California, pollc depart ment
.(To be continued tomorrow)
COMBIXES DO THRESHING
CENTRAL HOWELL. August T
- With four machines working in
a small radius very little thresh
ing is left te do except by com
bines. The grain In this locality
is good, much of the wheat going
40 bushels to an acre.
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