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Brents of Noted People, Government
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Work was resumed on Tutankha
men's tomb Wednesday morning after
the customary break for the weekly
market day, which also this time hap
pened to be Christmas. ...
An avalanche Wednesday carried
away a cottage between Roseland and
Beaufort, France, 30 miles northeast
of Chambery, killing nine of the 11
occupants of the building.
James Nippert, 23, University of
Cincinnati football player, died Tues
day of blood poisoning which resulted
from a slight cut In the leg suffered
In a football game Thanksgiving day.
Heavy snow' storms and avalanches
are reported from several points in
Switzerland. One man was killed and
several cattle destroyed in the col
lapse of stables In Rlnggenberg, in
the Bernese oberland. I
; Cleo de Merode, French motion pic
ture actress, has lost her suit tor 100,
000 francs against the owners of the
film "Peacock Alley," which she
charged injured her reputation by bur
lesquing incidents in her career.
Seventeen persons are known to
have perished Wednesday night In a
fire which destroyed a part of one of
the frame structures of the Chicago
state hospital for the Insane at Dun
ning, on the northwest edge of Chi
cago. The ministry for Jewish affairs In
Lithuania is to be discontinued, the
national assembly having rejected the
$ bill providing for its financial main
tenance. The ministry for the affairs
of the white Russian population was
accorded similar treatment.
. ' Religious and civic organizations
will be asked to join with officials of
the Presbyterian church In a congress
to be held at Washington February 13
and 14, to plan a campaign for nation
al legislation to bring all motion pic
ture exhibitions under federal control.
Three New York persons, two of
them women more than 60 years old,
were doad, two were in a critical con
dition and more than a score of others
were in hospitals Tuesday night as a
result of drinking poisonous Christ
mas liquor. Some of the victims were
In a serious condition.
Production of meat this year was
the greatest in history, exceeding last
year's figures by 1,500)00,000 pounds,
according to estimates by the Insti
tute of American Meat Packers. A
big jump in pork production was large
ly responsible for the Increase, 10.000,
000 more hogs being bought by the
packers than In 1922.
It the American people approve the
plans selected by the jury of the $100,-
000 American peace award created by
Edward W. Bok, Mr. Bok will take
second stop toward the advancement
of world peace with a far wider scope
and Intent and an award larger and
more important in every respect, he
announces in the January Issue of
the Atlantic Monthly.
The veritable queen of the boot
leggers will arrive in New York short
ly from Nassau, capital of the Baha
mas and capital also of the West In
dies bootlegging trade. She is coming
to Invest some of her wealth In Fifth
avenue finery and to "do" Broadway
as she has always longed to do It, but,
according to her few Intimates in
NasBau, hor chief doslro Is marriage
with "the right man" and a suburban
cottage, for which she would gladly
forego the adventure and large in
come of her present post.
1 Lieutenant Osborne C. Wood, son of
Governor-General Leonard Wood of
the Philippines, who is reported to
have accumulated a fortune of be
tweon 1700,000 and $300,000 In Wall
street, received the information on
which he acted through a Wall street
"tipster" service, which sent him
nightly cablegrams and for which he
Is reported to have paid $1000 a
month, including cable charges. Ac
cording to the New York Times, the
war department investigated the
young officer's transactions and found
no cause for censure.
In a school essay a child wrote that
a thrush said, "Mrs. Hewitt, Mrs.
Hewitt" o often end so clearly in
their Tillage that at last Mrs. Hewitt
came to her door and said "Yes?"
U. S. ARMS TO GOTO MEXICO
Time and Place of Delivery Kept Se
cret Airplanes Included.
Washington, D. C Details of the
contemplated sale of surplus army
war materials to the Mexican govern
ment occupied war department of
ficials Sunday and it was indicated
that orders to depot commanders from
which the rifles and other equipment
are to be taken will go forward within
a day or two.
Final decision to grant the request
of the Obregon government and make
the sale ' direct by the Washington
government, was not reached until Sat
urday, although the request is under
stood to have been before administra
tion officials practically all of last
week. Although there has been no
indication that the proposal was the
subject of extended discussion at the
cabinet meetings on last Tuesday and
Friday, it Is unlikely that President
Coolldge reached the decision to de
part from the policy of the Harding
administration in relation to the sale
of surplus arms without laying the
matter before his advisors.
Presumably no publicity will be
given by the Washington government
to the time or place where any of the
supplies are to be turned over to
Mexican forces. Reasons of military
prudence would require the Mexican
officials to conceal the route by which
the arms are to be taken into Mexico,
so far as that is possible. The de
liveries, however, will be made from
the depots of the Eighth Army corps
Difficulties of the Obregon govern
ment In transporting military supplies
to the active front between Vera Cruz
and Mexico City are Increased by the
fact that the rebel stronghold at Vera
Cruz closest to the federal forces re
quires the sea route of delivery.
There have been no large outbreaks
of revolutionary activity in northern
Mexico, however, and presumably of
ficials at Mexico City are satisfied
that they can safely transport arms
and ammunition from the border to
the Mexican government storehouses
in the capital.
Aid For Veterans Asked.
Washington, D. C Assistance in
the task of finding jobs for rehabili
tated former service men has been
asked by President Coolldge In letters
to the American Federation of Labor,
the United States chamber of com
merce and the chambers of commerce
of the larger cities.
The president, In letters addressed
to these organizations and made pub
lic by the veterans' bureau, declared
that "while much has been achieved,
Lespeclally by the United States veter
ans bureau, in this very vital prob
lem, there is still much to be accom
plished for the approximately 70,000
who are still in training and who are
to become ready for employment at
the rate of about 6000 per month."
Invents New Microphone.
New York. Perfection of an elec
tric ultra-audible microphone, Invent
ed by Dr. Phillips Thomas, which, it
is claimed, will permit scientists to
reaord sound vibrations which now
are too faint for the human ear to
catch, was announced Saturday by the
Westlnghouse Electric & Manufactur
Iu Its experimental stage, accord
ing to S. M. Klntnor, director of re
search for the Westlnghouse company,
the microphone has been used success
fully to transmit by radio the highest
notes of the voice and of musical
instruments, which the ordinary trans
mitter and receiver reproduce as mere
Mr. KIntner declared the device"
had been perfected and simplified to
a point where It could be used by
vessols at sea in picking up the warn
lugs of fog horns or other sound warn
ings beyond the range of the human
ear; in studying the finer sound vibra
tions of organs of the human body,
such as the heart and the brain, and
in the renlm of the entomologist who
has tried in vain to pick up sounds
known to be made by tiny insects,
but Inaudible to humans.
Dauntless Is Wrecked.
Seattle, Wash. Crewless and help
less in the grip of a 60-mlle gale, the
steamer Dauntless, owned and oper
ated by the Puget Sound Freight line,
broke loose from Its moorings at
Kingston, Bainbridge Island, Saturday
night, drifted across Puget sound and
was pounded to pieces on the rocks
at Meadow point, near the town of
Richmond Beach, ten miles north of
Seattle. The boat, valued at $60,000,
Is a total loss. V
Venlzelos on Way Home.
Marseilles. The Andros, a( Greek
steamer, flying the British flag, with
M. Venizolos aboard, left Sunday for
Greece, notwithstanding the bad
weather prevailing. M. Venlzelos
who Is returning to his homeland in
an endeavor to straighten out the po
litical situation, went aboard Saturday
night. He declined to see any per
sons but intimate friends.
1 BILL FOLLOWS
Seeks 25 Per .Cent Exemption
on "Earned Income."
Several Hundred Amendments to
Existing Revenue Law
Washington, D. C. The complete
text of the new tax bill was made pub
lic Friday by Chairman Green of
the house ways and means committee,
which will meet again as soon as con
gress reassembles on January 3 to
continue its study of the sweeping re
visions proposed by the administra
tion. In all its features the bill follows
the recommendations previously made
public by Secretary Mellon. It pro
poses several hundred amendments of
the existing revenue law, many of
them of a highly technical nature and
designed to put an end to tax evasions,
and many others dealing with the
changes advocated by Mr. Mellon in
income and other tax schedules.
So far the bill has been the sub
ject of only a preliminary study by
the committee, which has made no
attempt to reach decisions as to what,
it any, changes it will make before
the measure Is reported to the house.
It has been agreed, however, that the
administrative provisions ,j shall be
passed upon first, before any attention
is given to Mr. Mellon's proposals for
changes in tax schedules.
One of the principal revisions pro
vided In the bill is a reduction of sur
tax rates so that the surtax would
begin at 1 per cent on net incomes
from $10,000 to $12,000; would pro
vide an additional 1 per cent for each
additional $2000 up to $36,000; 1 per
cent additional for the next $4000; and
would then add 1 per cent for each
$6000 up to a maximum of 25 per cent
on incomes of $100,000 or more.
Under the present law surtaxes be
gin at 1 per cent on net incomes be
tween $6000 and $10,000 and scale up
ward to a maximum of SO per cent
on net incomes exceeding $200,000.'
The new bill also provides that the
normal tax on incomes shall be 3 per
cent where It now Is 4 per cent, and
6 per cent where It now Is 8 per cent
a reduction which the treasury esti
mates will result in a loss of revenue
of $91,600,000 a year.
Provisions also Is made in the bill
that 25 per cent of "earned Income"
which is defined as wages, salaries
and professional fees, shall be count
ed as exempt In computing tax re
turns. The greater part of this ex
emption Is expected to fall to those
having small incomes, which the re
sult that the treasury expects a reduc
tion of $97,500,000 from this section
The bill proposes the outright re
peal of the present taxes on tele
grams, telephone and radio messages,
theater admissions and of .certain
other nuisance taxes, including the
levies on silver-plated flat silverware,
pencils and fountain pens selling for
not more than $1, and clocks and
watches selling for not more than
, The administrative features of the
bill Include a provision for creating
a board of tax appeals, composed of
not less than seven nor more than
28 members, appointed for ten-year
terms at salaries of $10,000 each by
the secretary of the treasury and
without senate confirmation. The
board would hear and determine cases
Involving the assessment of taxes, but
both the government and the taxpay
er would be privileged to appeal any
decision to the courts.
Uncle Sam Gets Blame
Farls. The United States was held
chiefly responsible for present condi
tions In Europe by Paul Raynaud,
speaking in the chamber of deputies
Saturday during interpellations on the
government's foreign policy.
M. Reynaud, referring to the inter
allied debts and their effect upon
"America weighs upon England's
shoulders. England weighs on ours
and we are a burden to Germany. This
is a strangely impressive pyramid.
Volcano Belches Lava.
IIIlo, T. H. Superintendent Boles
ot the Hawaii national park telephon
ed from Volcano house this morning
that the volcano Kllauea had shown
unusual activity ever since dark last
At least 10 to 15 feet ot lava, he
said, has overflowed into the main
pit ot the crnter, covering an area
of about 40 acres, and a number ot
fountains ot lava, were spurting from
openings in the pit.
By Charles Tenney Jackson
Copyright br The Bobbi-Mcrrill Company
"THE CAP7MN JEAN1"
SYNOPSIS Under the name of
"Captain Bazarac," and disguised,
Jean Lafltte, former freebooter
of Baratarla, proscribed, return!
to the city of New Orleans. He
is recognized by two ot his old
companions, Alderman Dominique
and Beluche. At the gaming
tables Bazarac has won much
money from Colonel Carr. Brit
ish officer. John Jarvls, the city's
first bohemlan of the arts and
Utters, an old-time friend of La
fltte, tells of a woman's face and
CHAPTER I Continued.
The stranger's face was all but
averted. The profile gave the Impres
sion of utter obliviousness to the
crowded room. His English small
clothes were rather passe for the pe
riod; and the powdered hair above a
coat of blue broadcloth, his buff
breeches, and silk stockings thrust
into low sliver-buckled shoes gave a
quaint distinction to his tall figure.
The two young men watched his
bronzed hand turning a card under
the ruby light. After a moment Jar
vis yawned audibly ; and then a nudge
came between him and the Count de
Almonaster. They looked down upon
the short, stout form of Dominique,
the alderman. Behind him peered
Beluche, the restless seaman of Car
tagena. The artist strolled again to the bar.
room. Not even the buzz of Interest
that followed a violent exclamation In
the cardroom lured him again from
his cognac. But Dominique, the alder
man, had started to his tiptoes with
a curious glance at his fellow-buccaneer.
"A voice?" he whispered, and
stared past the onlookers.
The British officer, flushed with
drink and chagrin, had leaned closer
to his opponent. "Do you question my
word, sir, as to the worth of the
wench? Put her upon the block at
the Rotunda tomorrow I She would
fetch three thousand dollars at
Charleston; and In this town, sir, if
you will find a fairer one slave, or
free woman of color or even among
Its reputed beauties"
There was a stir ; the Creole gentle
man glanced at one another darkling.
Langhorne, the consul, raised his
hand, but Sazarac had answered
"Your pardon, sir, I did not know
the the she was a chattel. I own
no slaves, sir, nor do I care to wager
"You shall play on, sir. You have
ruined my fortunes on this river voy
age, and In last night's play I I de
mand my chance at retrieving. You
have Just accepted my two horses In
pledge. Now, then this San Domingo
girl, upon the card, sir?"
Sazarac gathered the long rough
surtout about his shoulders as If to
arise. The consul whispered to the
red-faced Carr. The dealer sat back
with a glance at the circle of faces.
"You cannot leave!" Carr cried
hoarsely. He turned to those behind
him : "Gentlemen I Is it customary,
In New Orleans, for a loser to be re
fused any legitimate wager that may
There was a murmur; It was the
code at Maspero's. The stranger must
know. De Marlgny whispered: "He
has Sazarac there. The stranger must
The stranger glanced about Carr
struck the table violently.
"It Is my privilege, gentlemen I A
card, slrl The turn of one card, In
stead of running the deal 1 No chance,
then, for trickery!"
The stillness became acute. It was
a bad word at Maspero's. De Marlgny
expected the next Instant to see the
unknown gamester fling his glove into
Carrs face. But the quiet profile did
not change. Langhorne clucked In his
throat as If the situation were Intol
erable as if, Indeed, more portentous
things than a slave girl hung on the
turn of the card.
"The card, then" Sazarac went on
slowly. "Three thousand dollars on
the red against the bond girl."
"Taken " Carr bowed. "The black
will turn, gentlemen!"
The dealer threw the cards In a
semicircle across the cloth. Deliber
ately, but with a flash of his white
fingers, he picked one at random and
turned it np.
It was the ace of hearts.
The groups watched It curiously.
Captain Sazarac arose, threw his
cloak higher about his face, although
the day was warm, and turned 'to go.
The dealer, at a gesture from him,
swept the notes and gold upon the
cloth, Into a leather bag. The groups
broke up with a comment here and
there; the gentlemen by the door gave
away to the stranger as he advanced.
Colonel Carr had started sullenly at
this abrupt dismissal by his victorious
opponent Whatever wild word was
upon the ruined man's lips was
checked by the consul's muttered
warning. But Carr, too, arose, fol
lowing a pace to growl over the crowd
at the door.
"The girt, sir, will be at your dis
posal at the hotel at whatever hour
you claim your property!"
The stranger bowed. Ont in the
drlnklng-room he seemed like one con
scious that the eyes of all New Or
leans' men of affairs were upon him.
Just outside the door he stopped ab
ruptly. In the shadow of the arched
courtwiy of St Louis street two
squat, short figures, their hetds to
gether, their arms gesticulating wild
ly, were vainly trying each to quiet
"You know It is!" gasped the wor
thy alderman, holding his side. "By
the Lord! I am not fooled no, no!
Shaven as a priest, his hair whlted as
an English squire's muffled by stock
and peruke no, nothing deceives
these old eyes of mine!"
"Thou d d fool silence !" whis
pered the swarthy admiral of Carta
gena. "Is there not still a price upon
his head an, added price since he re
nounced the President's pardon, and
Involved himself in that affair of Gal
veston Island? Spanish, English the
Americans, too they would hound
him to the gallows!"
The tall cloaked figure was passing.
Twenty paces away, the entrance to
La Bourse de la Maspero was filled
with watching burghers.
And from them all a young man had
advanced smilingly. In his full
skirted green coat and shining white
breeches held within his polished Hes
sian boots, the young Count de Almo
naster bowed graca41y and extended
a hand all but hidden by his beruffled
"At the green room of Maspero's,
sir, none play save those to whom
New Orleans extends Its hospitality.
If, perchance, at any time, the name
of a gentleman could serve In a pos
sible affair, I am the grandson of Don
Almonaster y Roxus."
"I thank you, Monsieur." The
stranger extended his own. "I am
Captain Gaspar Sazarac, recently on
service with the United States explo
rations In the West." He shrugged
smilingly: "I thank you, Monsieur."
He .turned and met again two eld
erly men who stared unbelievingly.
Then the gold-laced admiral of Car
tagena placed hand upon his shoulder.
"Behold us!" he whispered. "I
Beluche and this, old Dominique!
Dogs of old days and green seas!
And you the Captain Jean I"
The stranger gazed at them - ques
tlonly. "It may be," he mused, "that
after the heat Is done, I shall take the
air upon the levee by the old Fort St.
Louis. The gentry do not promenade
Just there, I believe."
Before the eyes of the watching
burghers at the coffee house he saun
tered down the cobbles of the rue
Chartres. The fat and honest alder
man muttered; and then, at a laugh
from the young count, he turned to
stare fiercely at him.
"I shall take the air upon the levee
myself, sirs," smiled Raoul. "Ho)
Dominique! Do not fail your cap
A Ship for a Pirate's Eye.
It was dusk when Raoul de Almo
naster sauntered along the molderlng
brick parapet of the little pentagonal
fort that marked the upper river Junc-
"Well, I Am I afitte. I Am at Your
tlon of the dismantled city wall with
the green-scummed moat built to de
fend the landward side. Along the
Inner levee face he presently saw what
he had come to see. Dominique, the
honorable councilor of the city, and
the resplendent admiral of the re
public of Cartagena, even now fight
ing for Its Ufe against the king o'
Spain's men across the Caribbean sea.
The small carronade which marked
the hour of retreat eight o'clock
barked at the city hall. At once,
slaves and children, soldiers and
sailors, must be off the streets of the
Vleux Carre. The lazy boom of a war
ship down the crescent bend of the
Mississippi answered; and, following
the sound Idly, the count's eye noted,
before the plaza, a long, blacK, rakish
clipper with shining yellow masts, new
sails glistening as they hung to dry,
and untenanted decks, sweet and clean
as a ballroom floor.
"A beauty, that Seraphlne!" he
mused. 'The latest Yankee, out from
Boston, cannot match her. Ho, Be
luche) She must make old blood stir
In you two adventurers! Aye, turn
your envlons eyes aside!"
He started at a step on the levee.
The gamester of the Bourse de la
Maspero had come along the dis
mantled rampart of the fort. Sazarac
bowed with a recognizing smile. - The
bronzed cheeks looked even darker
below the whlted wig; his eyes had
the level, thoughtful humor of the
man who laughs behind unreadable
-rou may well soy, Monsieur ae
Almonaster. I have not seen In yeurs
a hull so cleanly lined."
. De Almonaster glanced at the hand
upon the silver sword hilt The two
rotund respectables had sefn the tall
man In buff and broadcloth, and were
hastening. "I see, Monsieur," retorted
he, "that, despite your services with
the American explorations In the
West you know a ship'
"I have seen the sea, Monsieur."
Sazarac bowed with a searching
glance at the younger man. "And
you an eye for a ship Is an eye for
a woman. . . . I did not expect to
meet the Count de Almonaster so far
from the fashionable promenade?"
"Nor I to find Captain Lafltte so
near again to the Place d'Armes !"
Sazarac Studied him gravely : "Your
pardon, sir! I think "
Raoul snapped his fingers laugh
ingly at old Dominique puffing up the
levee. Admiral Beluche had drawn a
cutlass in fervent salute to his cap
tain. "Come come, gentlemen!". Saza
rac's voice raised sharply,
"Thou Jean !" whispered Doml
nlque In the Acadian patois of the
"Lafltte sf Baratarla, Come, yon
sir 1 Did you think you could tread
these streets and not be recognized?"
murmured De Almonaster.
The two old adventurers crowded
around the stranger. "Now, I am a
man again," chuckled Dominique. "And
not a clerk drooling over city affairs !"
And suddenly, with an affectionate
gesture, he lifted slightly the whlted
peruke above Sazarac's ear. Raven
black the hair, tinged with gray. "The
beard shaven," droned on old Domi
nique. "The cutiass scar concealed
which you got from the Spaniard at
Trinidad! And these arms caught
you as you fell!"
"And this cut the fellow down!"
cried Beluche. "Jean, cease this fool
The Captain Sazarac was laughing
In turn. His old lieutenants seized
his hands, stroked his sleeve, crying
out brokenly. Sazarac glanced keenly
at young Almonaster.
- "No fear," mumbled the alderman.
"I have heard this young gallant say
but yesterday that he would draw
sword In any affair If Lafltte was to
"Aye, for the emperor!" growled
Beluche. "The clipper, Jean! Did
you ever see a finer? Monsieur GIrod
brought her from Charleston new
from the ways! The finest teak
lacquer tables, tapestries smuggled
from Bllboa! All for the fallen em
peror I Perhaps you have heard, my
"We were saying who so worthy to
command as Captain Lafltte?" fumed
old Dominique, eager as a boy, "did
we not young sir?"
Sazarac smiled. Raoul Interposed:
"The plot! Ah, yes , ... the plot!"
"They have built a mansion for him
In the rue Chartres " protested Domi
nique. "Financed the ship not a
first family In all Louisiana that will
not have at least a midshipman
aboard! But old Bosslere to com
mandbah ! I would balk at It il I
had a skin to risk I"
"You might well with the English
ring of ships around St. Helena," said
Sazarac gravely. "Well, I am Lafltte.
I am at your mercy. Monsieur !"
The restless eyes of Beluche were
upon a trio of officers from the
American garrison tvho came slowly
along the promenade. "Too much
talk!" he muttered. "Since that old
affair of yours, Jean the seizure of
Galveston Island, despite the Presi
dent's pardon, you have long been pro
scribed. As to this emperor the devil
with him I The Seraphlne look at
her now! Is she a toy for the dan
dies of this town to play with? A
ship Jean, and a good ship?"
"Ehr put In Alderman Dominique:
"Robber, what's In your mind?"
"The American officers " retorted
the admiral. "Let us be on."
"The Yankees " murmured Saza
rac, throwing his silken neck scarf
higher as the meeting groups saluted
courteously. "When will Louisiana be
dono with this Idea that she u a prin
cipality aloof from the Washington
government? The Yankees, gentle
men, are here taking your little Paris."
"They might better have left their
manners In the Kentucky woods," Bald
De Almonaster. "And cease meddling
In the affairs of Spain across the Sa
bine. You, yourself, sir what Is the
feeling In the West?"
Sazarac stopped to look over the
darkening river. "It Is a far road to
Washington. In the Ohlos there Is
gossip. A new republic to be carved
from the wilderness, the Spanlsji
provinces to be seized ; and among the
discontented spirits are the exiled To
ries from the Canadas and the agents
of His British Majesty ever watching
with Jealous eyes. You saw, sir, the
affair of yesterday at Maspero's?"
"Colonel Carr, who came with yon
down-river? I cannot make his mis
sion out as I might wish."
"Nor I. Now and then, on the
packet, he boasted of curious things.
I recall, one night a lady warned him
"The lady?" De Almonaster smiled.
Tonight I uhall claim my
wager from Colonel Carr."
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Origin of Goldfish.
Goldfish are the result of the elimi
nation of the somber colors In a vari
ety of carp by selective breeding be
gun by the Chinese and Japanese in
the Sixteenth century.
Excitement It welcome In order to
make us forget a good many things.