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The OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, . Oregon, Saturday Morning, Irty 2Z.a22? tgryr-
Ride 'em Farmer! 1 1 -
The Murder of the Night Club Lady
- K By ANT HO NSY B B b"n:
"No Favor. Sways Vs; No Fear Shall Awf
From First Statesman. Uarcb 28. 1851
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r The Iron Heel in Germany
riatfprin tr sword and clanking
JF muskets sound the doom of democratic government.
Russia has long been under dictatorship of the proletariat.
Italy has been under fascist rule. Now Germany swings to
ward fascism and Prussia is put under the iron heel of mil
itary authority. Von Papen is but the tool of the militarists
and Junkers who moved into authority on the dismissal 01
Bruening by President von Hindenburg.
-The future of the Reich of the German republic hangs in
the balance. It would not take much of a push to restore the
Hohenzollern dynasty. The chief support of the republic has
been from the centrist party and units of the socialist
groups. The left wing has been communist, the right wing
has been controlled by the Hitlerites or "nazis". For months
il. Kflfl toward fViP ritrbt. toward fascism. tO-
ward dictatorship. The recent
which a hundred lives were lost were ciasnes Deieeu uw
i Vo noria Pnhj authoritv seemed too weak
to suppress the rioting, or else
Now Von Papen, present chancellor, has established
Prussia, the largest state of the
Reich, and Erandenburg. Under
the socialists out of offices and places c auinoruy. Alter
rpstore civil rule. The action is the
uua f - . ..... 1
iiction of the dictator, the despot, such as is justified only in
irrave emergency. It seems nowever m our moaern swiw
Vihif. nf Arisinc. until fascism is
digging in deep not only in state
citizens m many lands.
In looking over the political
have reason to be discouraged,
their guard even in this country
aganda for one-man rule.
No Need to Change
mHR difficulties which Gov.
X way board are used as an excuse to agitate for some
iHnr th a hoard more autonomous. One paper
laings forward the idea that
ilM to remove a member at will.
The present type of organization is all right, in spite of
- . 1 .a? 1 I.m
the mess that has been made, mere was neea ior ureaiuus
Awn fh arUtfvrafiV autonomy of the board and getting it
down on mashed potatoes rations instead of feeding on am-
chokes and frog legs. Gov. Meier accompusnea tnis tnougn
h rv o iAf rtf hlflstinor t rlo it. and thouffh he finally fired
Sen. Spaulding who was assigned to the job'of cleaning
i bouse. The state should not forget what Gov. Meier has
accomplished toward getting a larger cnunK 01 me roaa aoi
Ut ftn Tnfld Tn fhis he deserves hieh Draise: because the
highway commission was long a sacred ox in pregon public
affairs, seemingly responsible to no cne, deriving its income
not from direct taxation but from special fees which in
inuri rvsnntpnnslv vear after vear. Gov. Meier deflated
this hierarchy, finally got road building out of the Portland
Arlington club and down on the street. Give him credit for
that. . , .
At nrnt hi trhwav affairs are somewhat ud in the air:
but they are not going into a complete tailspin. It was pain
ful to lose Leslie Scott; but Ed Aldrich is still on the board,
nl ho to a man nf' croon iudcrment. The erovernor will have
ho trouble getting some one to
- will be hard to get one who will put in as mucn time as icou
has. The state ha3 to go on, though men one after another
Hron nnr of officp. Soon a new man will take Scott's seat: the
, governor will decide whether
keep hands off ; and the road work will go f orward suostan
tially along the lines laid out in the Scott program.
Civil Service With a Springback
QALEM is now getting its first dose of civil service; or
J rather the firemen are; because the ones who led the
fight for civil service are the ones who are getting the
Dringback which snaps them in the face. Olson and Lewis
were leaders in the battle for
which the men were to have assured tenure, fsow that lay
- off s have been necessary Olson had a hard fight to get back
a the payroll and now Lewis asks reopening of the Olson
case, since he is now on the outside looking in himself.
- Civil service is a great thing, until it hurts. Both fire
; men and ctitizens will probably do a lot of cussing of civi
service before it has long been in operation. Now it is pro
posed to extend the idea to include police. Wouldn't it be
i better to test out civil service
' it finally works out?
"pEGARDLESS of the outcome of the Browiiell case in
aw roruana pudiic sentiment in me state snouia De sum
Ciently aroused to throw more restrictions ahocit the launch
, fag and "promotion of initiative atid referendum measures.
The history of the last 25 years is full of instances of graft
and skullduggery in the direct legislative operations, until
arlFrown almost mto a business or into a "racket".
The state grange has hitherto fought steps to safe
guard the legitimate uses of the initiative and referendum;
but it ought to take the lead in fighting the corruption which
has grown up around the working of this machinery,
.hu iJfTl61"11,1011 o Petitions by hirelings
. ofteMnr"01'3 ahooid 80 10 e secre-
' HI, nd .met wlter Whulow"! KoitSoSi IwJ WH
Sv ajPenled army chaplains from duty and may abolish
naveTuUeverlookeT '088lbl ' olr own .LfSmln
iJ; tAtloard ot higher education Is a group of excel-
v lent Individuals entirely nrmn1.i v i
violence and outbreaks in
was held back by orders from
this authority he has swept
control, but in the minds of
. , . ,
scene friends of democracy
in iacx mey neeu iu uc u
against the insidious prop
Meier has had with a high
the executive should not be
fill Scott's place; though it
tomn the board himself or to
adoption of the system under
on the firemen and see how
BITS for BREAKFAST
By R. J. HENDRICKS-
A booster of Oregon and bar
Roy Hennlng Is not an Oregon-
Ian at all yet; but soma day,
perbapa soon. Ha is a Minneso
tan, headquarters Minneapolis;
lately with winter Garden
Farms, Inc., which has its Min
neapolis of flea at 712 National
But Mr. Hennintta is one of tha
most nersistent boosters of Ore
gon who travels the- country
and na gets orer a good deal of
it. He travels for dalrv machine
ry and appliance manufacturing
concerns. Also, he writes from
wherever he happens to be, and
his letters-are published in the
Milwaukee, Wis., Journal, the big
newspaper or that eitr. and in
widely circulated magazines de
voting to dairying, farming, etc.
But Mr. Henninr U on of th
ed W. C. Conner, editor and man
ager Of the North worn t Pnnn
Journal and Pacific Homestead,
published from the plant ot The
statesman. He writes Mr. Conner
that he expects to liva in nMii
eventually. In a letter received a
iew aays ago by Mr. Conner from
Mr. Hennlng the following was
"We are eoinr to lln rnn a m.
tie 'Tennessee to Oregon history
toaay mat owing to the modest
nature ot the Flionen famlW van
have probably not read in Oregon
nisiory as yet.
Daily Health Talk:
By ROYAL S. COl'ELAND, M. D.
DURING the summer months
when the tun Is hot and
there is great humidity, per
sons axe frequently overcome by
the heat. In a large city the ambu
many cases of
in the heat reg
ery of the body
is the cause of
sunstroke. , It is
most common la
but may occur in
sively exposed to
un and heat.
The afflicted per- rjr. CopeW
son becomes " '
pale, has difficulty of vision, feels
weak and nauseated and collapses.
The skin becomes clammy and wet
and the pulse rapid and weak.
Breathing is more rapid and the
nunils of the eyes become dilated.
After recovery from the attack,
the victim of heat stroke is sensitive
to high temperature and must be
careful to guard against exposure.
There is a more severe form of
sunstroke which may prove fatal.
In this form the individual quickly
becomes unconscious and the skin,
instead of being clammy, is dry and
hot. whue the temperature oz the
body is unusually high. Muscular
twitching and rolling of the head
may cause the condition to be mis
taken for epilepsy. -
L , ,Vi il
j Answers to Health Qnertes
"Yours Truly.! Q. Do you ad
vise an operation for rupturet
A This is the only definite cure,
but whether to be operated or not
depends on the age, personal health
and state ot the heart. - ..
- Mrs. A. L. T. Qv What do you
advise for liver spots!
A Send self -addressed envelope
for full particulars and repeat your
"We ran across Tom Flippea,
a one time county agent over in
the Coos bay precincts, over at
Eugene, Oregon, one day last
winter, and after he had shown
ns the big fruit packing plant
there he finally consented to sit
down tn one of the McCully
'closing up' booths and tell us
little of the family history.
"Tom's grandfather, James A.
Fllppen, was born about 40 miles
from Memphis,' Tennessee, March
17th (St. Patrick's day in the
mornin'), 1825, which, figuring
on the basis of the average hu
man being's time on this old
earth of ours, was quite some
"And at the age of 20 years
(the age that the average town
bred boy of today makes a load
and raspy squawk at being asked
to bike two blocks to get the fam
ily dinner steak), he and Ben
Cornelius, aged 22, In 18 45 start
ed overland for Oregon with a
flock of horses and a bunch of
cattle for Jesse Applegate, who
led the first wagon train over the
trail in 1843. (Applegate would
get a kick out of seeing the pres
ent settlers along the trail tear
ing down 'poison ivy fag smok
ing women signs and Junking
"These two boys not only start
ed for Oregon with a good bunch
of stock, but what really counts
la that they got through with
very small loss, only to have the
wolves kill most of the horses
Sunstroke requires the attention
of a physician. Until he arrives.
Keep tne patient in a cool room, ills
clothing should be opened, and he
should be encouraged to drink wa
ter. If the body temperature is
high, he should be placed in water
kept cool by means of ice until the
temperature of the body falls to 102
degrees Fahrenheit. While he is in
the tub, massage the skin vigor
ously. This will stimulate the cir
culation and cool the overheated
Suchan attack may prove to be
serious, and prevention u far easier
to accomplish than a cure. During :
hot weather, as a preventative,:
bathe often and rest as much as
possible. Elderly persons and chil
dren should be "warned against ex
posure to extreme heat and the di
rect rays of the sun. Strenuous
work should be avoided onTiot days. 1
If you have a headache after be
ing in the sun, stop your work, lie
down in a cool place, loosen your:
clothing and apply cold water to
your face and bands. Do not re
sume work until headache and other ;
disturbances have disappeared.
Summer time demands care for;
those at the extremes of life. Vaca-
tions should be started with gradu-;
al exposure to the sun. To rush to
the tennis courts or anywhere else '
in the open is a mistake. Even the :
beach is dangerous if its joys are
overused the first day or two.
Cold drinks in excess and over-!
eating; are unwise in hot weather.;
Semperance in all things should be
0 How can X gala
Ar You should eat plenty of good
nourishinr food, including milk,
eggs, cereals, fresh fruits and vers-,
tables. Sleep as many hours as pos
sible, practice deep breathing. Suf
ficient rest is also essential. Take
cod liver oil as a general tonic and
builder. ; ,
while they were wintering up on
me snore or lako wapato in
Yamhill county. No wonder they
Called wolves varmints back In
those days and hated like sta to
nera stock rrora back east only
to serve as wolf tnAAtr nnt lit
Oregon -in the winter months.
"While winteiinsr at Lake ffi-
oato. Jim Flionen aelectaA hi An.
nation land claim at Cedar Mill,
about eight miles from Portland,
and Ben Cornelius selected his
fature home where the town of
Cornelius, which bears his name,
is located now, between Forest
urove and Hillsboro.
"Fllppen got the gold fever In
that historical rear of 1841 and
Joined the forty-niners in the
searcn ior wg gobs of gold that
they were told were plentiful In
the mountains of Caiirnmu
There are some great stories writ
ten aoout the year '49 that make
very lnterestlnr read in r imi if
Jim Fllppen could probably hare
gjTon as some very good side
lights on that interesting period
were he alive today. After work
ing a placer mine until 1851,
cleaning up what looked to him
like a good piece of masuma, he
took passage on a ship bound
around the 'Horn' for New Or-
.nd. mad Wi w7 ta
Mississippi to Memphis, where he
teamed up la matrimony with
Jane A. Patton, also a nativs of
"In the spring of 1852 this
the Old Oregon Trail (then new)
for Oregon. They got all the fam
ilies together they could and
started out with quite a cavalcade.
But en route the dreaded scourge
cholera overtook them. All four
of their parents died of this dis
ease, and about half the other
members of the train. This broke
op the party, and Fllppen and his
bride went back to St, LoUu and
organized another group, which
?!ef nl!d, tbronh l Oregon In
1858. Their first child was born
on this trip, but died of cholera
on the trail.
. 'W foUow this trail last
fall, and one could often catch
oneself wondering how those Ir
trepld pioneers ever got over a
those mountains that in places
dovetailed together In nh .v
as to seemingly make farther
progress impossible. But they did
it somehow. The long stretches of
desert must have been disheart
ening, and. to top it all off. the
rivers with their quagmire bot
toms that sunk many a wagon
must have tried their courage al
most to the breaking point. But
the fact remains that they even
tually won out and settled the big
west, and the memory of those
who made the supreme sacrifice
that others might reach the land
of their dreams, Oregon, are sure
ly held In deepest reverence along
the old trail today.
"Two of the Fllppen brothers
who who were more interested in
adventure than In settling on a
farm In Oregon left the party at
Fort Bridger, Wyoming, and
'high-tailed' for the California
gold fields. In those days people
made a definite choice ot the kind
of a life they wished to lead.
Those who wanted to' go oato Und
chose Oregon, and .the more ad
venturesome and 'fly-by-night'
type chose California, These dif
ferent traits showed up strong in
the future development of the two
states, as it took another Influx of
hard working easterners into Cal
ifornia a few years later on to put
that state oa a par with Oregon
in the line of agricultural devel
opment and- as area that Influx
could not get Oregon's climate to
(Continued on page I)
"If youhara knowledge, , let
others Ught their candles at U!"
Lola Car ewe. The Night dab
Lady", and her gaest, Christine
Q aires, are saysterieaaly murdered
la the ferater'e apartaseaL 8eet
Bdeaa were the taatraaieata ef death.
The poliee suspect Gay Everett, the
last aersea te see Chrlstlae alive.
Lela had blackmailed Everett. He,
however, dalsu that Chrlstlae dis
eerered a plot te kin Lela and feared
for her ewa Ufa Because ef her
aaewleslge. Police Ceamlssieaer
Thatcher Celt leasaa that a yeemg
Paris bank clerk, aaaed Basil Boa
Cher, loved Lola. After rebblag
aaak te bay ker a raby. Basil dis
appeared. His parents sold medical
laboratory special ens. lira. Carewe,
Lela's soother, became hysterical at
the saeatioa ef Basil. caDiag her
daughter a beast and saying Lela
never lered him. Edgar Q aires,
Christine's brother; left bis Roches
ter heme for New York following
the receipt ef a telegram the day ef
the murders. Christine was te have
Inherited Veslth shortly. Sespicioa
else potato te Dr. High Baldwin
when It is disclosed that he pur
chased scorpions He had stated
heart failure caused the deaths. Colt,
caning te a est! on Baldwin, finds
him dead from a scorpion bite I
Mrs. Baldwla reveals that she knew
.her aasband was Involved with Lola,
Detectives report Baldwin met a
an whe gave aim a box. la Bald
win's desk the Commissioner finds
a statement In which the doctor ex
plains he accidental! poison ed Gay
lord Gifferd Lela's husband. Lola's
knowledge of this placed Baldwin ia
her power She forced him te supply
narcotics which she used te victimize
ker friends and later blackmailed
them Then she ordered him te ob
tain a scorpion te commit a marder.
Baldwin leaned that Vincent Row
land, the lawyer, was behind Lela's
blackmailing and realised hia knowl
edge ef their activities marked the
doctor for death. Lola warned Bald
win that if she should summon him
hurriedly te treat a sick person, he
should look for n bite oa the arm and
Insert his hypodermic needle into the
puncture. When the call came. Bald
win was staaned te find Lela the
victim. In self Jefense he obliterated
all trace of the bite as Lela had sag
gested. Realizing he would be ex
posed. Baldwin secured another seer
plea and committed suldde.
WONDER" he mused aloud,
"if Multooler found where
Christine received the death
"He ought U be here any minute
now By the way, chief, shall I
get Vincent Rowland for you?"
Thatcher Colt flashed me a baf
fling glance of his great dark eyes.
I could not understand why Bald
win's accusations against Rowland
had failed greatly to excite the
chief. Very calmly, he emptied the
dottle from his pipe into aa old
fashioned druggist's mortar that
served as an ash-tray on Baldwin's
"Fortunately," he replied, "we
have had Rowland shadowed. Hia
movements from the time he left
the pent-house untO this moment
are unquestionably a matter of
poliee observation. It is possible to
conceive that Rowland struck at
Lola. But how could he have killed
And, after a momenfa pause,
"If Vincent Rowland ia guilty of
these murders and it is perfectly
possible that he is then he is us
ing" some device, or some confed
erate that we have not as yet dis
covered." Further discussion was cut short
by the arrival of Doctor Multooler.
The round face of the Assistant
Medical Examiner was pale and
peaked, and the rims of his bright
blue eyes were like scarlet hoops.
AH night he had labored ia his
gruesome work upon the bodies of
Lola and Christine. Now, without
rest, he must get to work upon the
With a tart glance at the pros
trate figure of his dead eonfrere,
Doctor Multooler knelt beside him
Valve - -
JUDGE CHARGES WASTH
To the Editor:
Corporation Commissioner Mott
and his attorneT. Barney Gold
stein, have both been quoted in
the press as charging me wua nav-
lng caused indictments to be
found in this county In the Empire
cases, when, as they both allege,
Mr. Mott wanted tha indictments
In Multnomah county.
Whoa tha alleged frauds were
exposed, I instructed the grand
Jury to make an Investigation as
to the facts and I did not Instruct
the grand Jury to indict any per
son. Barney Goldstein took charge
of the grand Jury with Mr. Carson
assisting. Mr. Goldstein was se
lected by Mr. Mott to represent
his office. Mr. Mott was a wit
ness before tha grand jury. Neith
er Mr. Mott, Mr. Goldstein, or Mr.
Carson objected to tha grand jury
finding indictments . In- this coun
ty. Nona even suggested that In
dictments should not be found. On
the contrary, Mr. Goldstein and
Mr. Mott both appeared tor the
purpose ot securing; Indictments
in this county, and urged tha
grand Jury to Indict all tha de
fendants. Neither Maltnoman nor
any other county was mentioned,
and Mrr Goldstein drew tha in
dictments and induced the grand
Jury to return them to this court,
all with Mr. Mott'a approval and
cooperation.'4" Had Mr. Mott or
Mr. Goldstein requested that tha
grand jury continue the matter so
that indictments could be found
la Maltnomab or any other coun
and made a hasty examination.
Bitten by the same bug and
right in the neck," was the Medical
Examiner's terse comment. "No
doubt of the symptoms by this
time. I could spot them from here
te Welfare Island. And no doubt
of my certificate plain case of
suicide. But I guess you better shin
him down to Bellevue and let me do
a complete Job," 4 - v i
"Exactly!" concurred Thatcher
Colt. "Meanwhile I hare done as
much as possible here, Tony, no
tify ' Flynn- to send for the body.
Meanwhile, I want to ask a few ques
tions of that young lady outside." ,
While the Commissioner was en
gaged in earnest conversation with
Doctor Baldwin's secretary, I reach
ed - Flynn, who remained In the
pent-house. Flynn then informed
me that for the-first time there
were stirrings of life in the apart
ment. Mrs. Carewe was awake, and
sitting? op to eat her breakfast in
bed. The food had been cooked in a
nearby restaurant and brought in
by one of the detectives. Eunice
the maid was still asleep. Chung
was busy cleaning up. The butler
was wearing- a blue robe this morn
ing, even more magnificent than
the one he had displayed the night
before. Dorothy Lox was still with
Mrs. Carewe, but was about to be
relieved by a successor arriving
AO of this I dutifully reported to
Thatcher Colt. His dark eyes were
clouded with thought; they seemed
more melancholy than ' ever. But
when I told him about Dorothy
Lox. I aaw bis eyes flash with new
"I must talk with her," be said.
n was afraid she would be gone.
Let's go right upstairs. We have
that luncheon date with Dougherty,
but I must aee our girl detective first."
Flynn, one eye closed, but the
other twinkling with lightning, re
ceived us in the living-room, the
doors of which were all guarded
with patrolmen in uniform. In low
tones, Colt told Flynn of Baldwin's
letter The old policeman crossed
"Now," concluded Colt, "I would
like to have a talk with Miss Lox."
Presently the stout and motherly
spinster detective who has figured
in so many of our sensational eases
came out of the bedroom of old
Mrs. Carewe. After her long vigil
she looked peaked and drawn. But
she greeted Colt crisply and cbeer-
I "Very little to report, Mr. Colt,
except that old Mrs. Carewe spent
a very restless night She talked in
"Say something: important?
"I made a stenographic record
of aS that she said. Would you like
te have me read it to you?
"By ail means."
From the pocket of her jacket
the girl drew out a memorandum
book, about half the size of a sten
ographer's ordinary notebook. From
this she began to read one of the
strangest records' to which 1 have
everUstened, repeating over afld overr
"That beast! That dirty beast!
Ah, yes! I know who it is. Basil!
Basil! Basil! Be careful. Basil!"
Here Dorothy paused to explain
that theme same words were
peated, for hours at a time. Then
came a loll when the old woman
sank into a slumber so profound
that she said nothing at all.
"But about six o'clock this morning-,"
Dorothy hastened on, "she
began te talk again. She seemed
half awake and half asleep. This
la what she said:
" 1 am going to tell on Mr. Row
land. What do I care if he tries to
harm ma. No one can harm me.
Rowland thinks I dont know. IH
teQ Mr. Colt IT1 ten him about
Rowland I am not afraid ' "
Here Dorothy Lox paused.
"Anything; else?" prodded Colt.
"That was all," answered Dorothy.
"I think," said Colt, "I bad better
talk te Mrs. Carewe."
But why would he not send di
rectly for Vincent Rowland?
The haunted look still glimmered
in the old woman's eyes. W stood
by her bed, and she looked up at
us through the wisps of her gray
ty, or made representations to me,
no Indictment would have been
found. .In other words. If Mr.
Mott and Mr. Goldstein have been
correctly reported ta their state
ments, they have deliberately mis
represented the matter to the pub
Aa investigation of the activi
ties ot Mr. Goldstein in 'the trial
of these eases, and aa examina
tion of his expense accounts, con
vinces me that he uselessly and
without causa mora than doubled
tha necessary expense paid by the
county. His bills are sv shocking
example of a waste of public
In addition to the wanton waste
of tha county funds by Mr. Gold
stein in tha Empire ease, I find
that Mr. Mott has directed that
Goldstein be paid out bf the cor
poration funds all of his liberal
expense account and 19,800 for
his personal services. This amount
has been paid Goldstein for hand
ling cases In on Year
amounts to about 8100.00 a day
a expenses. i know many
lawyers, soma fa my Judgment
more competent' than! Goldstein,
who would have tried these cases
for half the amount paid Gold
stein. Tha enaj rnnM m -
handled by Mr. Carson with
ma state and county
of many thousands ot dollars. Mr.
Carson's ability is certainly equal
ta Goldstein's, and he certainly
would not have so needlessly ex
pended public funds
- L. H, McMAHAN.
Editor ot Statesman: i
recent hoax Or mystery,
which turned out aa most every
one thought from the' beginning:
Merely, a brazesk publicity stunt
ta gala sympathy for the shuffl
ing bill. U
Now who are tha ruckles? Whe
will gala by all this? No sane per
son, believes tha poor tax-payers
wni ba benefited. Why aU this
hair, as she chewed pitifully upon
a crusty remnant of browned toast.
Her breakfast tray was across hex
blanketed old shanks.
"Good morning". Mr. Colt," she
greeted. "Have you found out who
did it?" . :
The Commissioner shook his
head, as ha drew up a chair by the
side of her bed.
"I'm afraid IT! need your help
to do that," ha countered.
Tha old woman darted at him a
gleam of undisguised suspicion.
; "I? Bow can I help you. I donl
feel as if I wffl aver be able ts
get out of this bed againbut II
have t da that, for the funeral
I dont believe 111 ever live throngs
She began to cry.
"Mrs. Carewe," began Colt hastily
even after years of police wort
he has never been able to endure
passively the tears of a woman"
shall have to put to you again what
I asked you so solemnly last night
do you know of any person whe
would have a rood reason for wish
ing your daughter dead?"
The old woman dried her eyes
with a lace handkerchief, and then
shook her head vigorously.
No one, Mr. Colt. Everybody
liked Lola." !
She shot a glance at Thatcher
Colt as if to gauge the effect of
her reply. -
"You did not know of anr nerson
with whom she had quarreled viot
Again that vigorous shake rf the
head and an equally vigorous denial
-we went ovrall that last
night," she added querulously. "I'm
not up to much this jnorning, Mr,
But the Commissioner was not
to be put off.
Do you remember two little
boxes that your daughter had in
her possession during the last few"
"Boxes? What kind of boxes?",
"A little larger. I should sari
than a pack of cards. Much thicker
than that Probably of unpainted
wood. Ever see anything like that ? "
"No. I dona remember anything lira
that What would she keep in them ? "
Alive!" squeaked the old wo
man. "What do you mean some
thing alive -
A creature whose sting is in
The Commissioner and the
mother stared at each other ia
"Why would Lola want anythinr
like that?" asked the old woman
"I was hoping; you could ten me
The mother's withered Hps
shaped themselves into a thick
"She had a dog and a parrot
but what kind 'of creature would
she have in the box?"
"A scorpion," replied Thatcher
Mrs. Carewe sat up very straight
In her bed.
"The scorpion was the name of
the dance that Lola made famous,"
she declared, a note of wonder ia
"I know that, too," responded
"Was it the scorpion that bit her,
The old eyelids quivered, the
aged breath came in upasmodie
gasps, and then the body slid down,
spilling1 a half-fined cup of coffee
ia a brown puddle on the tray.
Once more the strain of these grisly
questions was too much for the
"She's really In a bad way, Mr.
Colt" murmured Dorothy Lox, aa
she hastened to the bedside. "She
told me that she has had heart
trouble for years. I really think
she should have a doctor."
"But her doctor is dead," mut
tered Thatcher Colt "See that aha
is watched over by a department
physician for the time being. WEI
you come back tonight. Miss Lex?"
CTa B CantioatJ)
tJsorrirfct I'll, br Corici-Frfa4e. Im.
XXatranrtc4 by Kims restart Sradkata. Im.
propaganda? Since the great rob
bery of July . has been shown
up In an it's rotteness, and tha
O. 3. C. auumnl and sympathizers
have no reason to their spectacu
lar crush to the call. They era
now clalmisr that a sell out of
tha petition was about to ba
made. Treason more sad mora.
Honest people hold your noses!'
They worked the first racket
for all there was in it and now
when shown up they make an
other claim. Why believe any od
this props ganda?
Turn the light on and make an
example of soma of these wreck
ers of institutions and despotler
There is a master politician be
hind this bill and he haa almost
run to his cover. Spare na one ba
ha rich or poor for ha Is a men
ace to common decency. I have
had one la O. 8. C and two at
the university, but would net
wreck either Institution ta esk
large tha other. Yours for justice,
i A Taxpayer.
MRS, A. R. HARRIS.
"Do you think Greta Garbe
will stay permanently la Sweden,
or is her retlmemeat aU news
paper talk? That was tha ques
tion Statesman reporters asked
Friday. . .
Ralph - Barns, stadeati T
have aa way ot knowing wth- .
er. aha la going; to stay, but t '
hope sha lznt It doesat seem 4
actly natural for ana ta ge away
and leave the -pay aha" must hare
been getting". -
' Alloa Murphy, student "You
konw as much about it as I do,
I doubt It. though". - .