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THE SAGUACHE CRESCENT f s Revmw o Current Events the World Over Hoover Urges Economy in National Expendi- turesEarthquake Practically Destroys City of Managua--Knute Rockne Dead. By EDWARD W. PICKARD RESIDENT HO0- the best in useful, wideawake citizen- vet returned to ship. Washington after an President Hoover in aa official Aryan-day cruise to statement described the death of Porto Rico and the Rockne as "a national loss." Virgin islands, with a countenance that up- THE development of Fascism in proximaled the shade JL Italy is to be marked further on of an almost ripe to- July 1 of this year lay the banish- mato. West Indian ment of the twelve good men and sur and wind had :rue from the penal courts of Mus- burned his face badly, soliniiand. Juries are abolished with President and there was a tile reform of the courts of assizes, or strong suspicion the those wifich try criminal cases, which Hoover ,,kin would peel.'rlmre Premier Mussolini will put in effect no question, however, tlmt he was three months hence, and for them and greatly so, as a result of will be substituted a Juridical corn- trip, mlttee, or wliat's called a "college" of his first mnouncements was consisting of two professional Judges s tax increase could be avoided and five nontechnical citizens who budget and otler recomtienda- are called "assessors." for expenditures were not in- But every one cannot be an asses- by congress next winter. To sot. Only special categories of citl- end he appealed to the nation to zens who have high moral and lntel- pressure on congress against lectual, if not political attainments, ie demands of sectional or group will run the risk of having their names in the wheel to he drawn as statement was made in the face assessors. income tax receipts Indlcat- The reform of the courts of as- deficit of perhaps $800,- sizes and the abniition of the Jury is at the close of the current a result of the reformed penal code in Year, June 30. it was regarded Italy, a work on which Minister of Part of the President's effort to Justice Rotes and his collaborators public sentiment against have labored for five years. The re- Soldier .mnus leglslation, farm- form was brought about by what were appropriations or similar pro- considered scandalous decisions often returnedby Juries made up of men In the ae congress to con- in December. of insufficient Intellectual attain- William E. Borah, Repub- ments to distinguish between the insurgent, idaho, retorted, facts and the emotional bunk of the the press, that "the record Is lawyers. Discontent with these abuses had COngress has appropriated less accumulated in less than a century ,e budget oureau has recom- for the Jury system was only intre- each session for the last few duced in Ital in 1848. He declared his willingness to ol the $90.t0,000 provided for administration's naval iiuilding DURING the for- real adjournment of he German reichs- tag the Bruening BLIZZARD in Rocky mountain cabinet is armed with :, and Plains states took a toll of v: en lives, including five children, parliamentary certi- fied dictatorial pow. men and a woman In Colorado. ers to run the country lb res were in a serious condition until next autumn. T frostbite and exposure, when the reichstag idOUSanda of cattle perished in a reeonvenes. The gov- . area including Wyoming, Cold-. eminent also prepared uo, SOuth Dakota, Nebraska and measures to curb at- [u_e western harts of Kansas Okla- Chancellor a  ' Bruening tacks on President l-- and Texas. In the southern Hindenburg. p..'t of the storm area peach, apri- The emergency decree enormously ll .d other stone-frult crops were curtails the vital civic rights an- nell. shored to the German constitution. he child victims of the storm were Basing the action on article 48 of the s.at Pleasant Hill school, Town- constitution, enabling the President to Olo. The morning of the blizzard take dictatorial measures when "se- nse M ,__ oser the teacher ended eurity and order are tiweatened," the IIli" because of the storm. Carl decree curtails the personal rights of ihe er arrived to take the pupils to citizens such as the freedom of speech. k= homes In the school bus. Miss the inviolability of homes, freedom Th started to walk to her home. of the press, secrecy In the mails, the the b Were twenty-two ctlildren in tWt. as when Miller started, all be- right to meet when unarmed, the right to form assoclatioLs, or own property. ta. the ages of eight and thtr- Puhllc announcements of political Th;l gatherings must be confined to the b miles from Pleasant Hill the barest facts. Newspapers infringing deed wed into a snow drift ten feet upon the terms of the decree may he _= and Stalled. Outside the mass suspended for elgh* weeks, and other -t falling snow v, as curtain, rob- publications may be suspended for six m'urlng the road tracks and o months. latt fasces Miller tried to back The puMie speaking "muzzle de- :Ward the school but could not et -. _ g the old timers eloquently claim. qIMft.neeis of the bus free from the errs," is more severe than a "ukase" in the f2 days of the former kaiser. . her remaining with the children During adjournment committees wlll ta..faany hours, Miller realized he continue working on a mass of Interns| .:m get aid or all would perish In reform projects, and the reichstag ca the.,., riving storm he started out, be called together at any time on the .mg he could reach a farmho se demand of one-thlrd of the members, ;i:g on for more than trtee or the council of eiders can a.thorize _ ne fell exhausted In a cornfield such a special call by majority vote. mad Perished. Five of the children were dead RUSSIA bade open defiance to the ben a rescuing party found them, international grain conference at k the rest were saved. Rome wheu Abraham Kissin, Soviet There were ot" m net tragedies in the delegate, declared that, far from re. -'rm th " _ at Swept the mountain states ducing her wheat production, his eoun- nd Other sections; but this r try would increase it this year and w o .... t agedy lwl: to arouse the utmost pity. that Instead of giving up her policy o Tbey] ne children met their fate! so-called "dumping," she intended to kt ng and boxed and played to increase her wheat exports In order qhv warm, as they were told by the to pay for her imports, which exceed er before he left hem to seek $500,000,000 a year. d, as urged by the youn leader ut "Any proposal to exclude from m Char e g P and ,g? until the merciless wind economic intercourse a nation occu- ,,*,t nenumbed them In Irowsln to helpless pylng one.sixth of the world's surface ess. is foredoomed to failure," Ktssin said. KNRUTE KENNE'-E'H "Russia s population is increasing at the rate of 4,000,000 a year, which is Pekoe, fOotball proportionately twice as great as the COach of the Unlver.' alty of Notre Dame, increase of Europe's population, there- 'lth a name that be- fore we must increase out wheat pro- duction." Came a collegiate by- worcl, Plunged to his The United States Agricultural de- partment has estimaled that spring @eath With five fellow wheat plantings would be reduced 14.7 lSsengers and two per cent. This exceeded the hope of linltan a Tra nsco n . &lr, ln'c and Western the farm board fr a 10 per cent cut. the m':" air liner in TItE Cuban Su- L ICl-Kansas raz- mg Count-- g . . preme court has Wp r.v. nute . given a deelslon nesses said th Rockne sft flYln .... e aga 1 n s't President i,, '  nrougb clouds and fog, Machadf?s suspension " a Wing in the ai the ....... r and hurtled to of ne':spaper publica- -uuna like a crippled bird. tlon, holding that he ckne had. only recentl recov acted in violation of --tt Irom Y " d * .... an Illness which a ear ago the constitutional pro- llant'::a.tened to terminate Yd rib vision for free speech " ,-acnln s b rer he d g'career' Last year, how- when he shut down - ' eveioped one of the ver of his man y presses which had  d- a- scnedule" Y excellentfor lq teams, and published information meated t.,  .31 which in- and criticism distaste- President USlly ---t ne looked forward to an fui o the government. Machado reat team this L&aerlcan  ..... year. Mr. Machado set forth the necessity of . AvertS_ ''Usall sustains a great public security and order as reason ans lose one who typified for the prohibition Of publication but without any showing that there was an emergency or that the newspaper comment was contrary to the public good. VAST financial organization wlth millions of capital to relieve tile cotton producers of the South from the distress caused by low prices of their commodlty, is declared to be in process of formation by Chicago capitalists, headed by William Wrlgley, Jr. Details of the scheme have not been revealed, but the main idea is umler- stood to he to accumulate large quan- tities of baled cotton and hold it for higher prices. Cotton is now selling at prices ruinous to the planters and Is a drug on the world market. The plan is also said to embrace a system of trading credits by which the vast surplus of cotton will be ex- changed for commodities, of which the cotton growers stand in dire need. These include farm equipment of all kinds, groceries and clothing. NOVW@' 5ga Arrow Points to Managua ARTHQUAKES and fire, lp Managua, Nicara- gua, took "an esti- nated toll of 1.000 dead and many :bousands injured, many of t h e m Americans. T h 9 American !egallon, the British legaticn and Nicaraguan government buildings were all de- stroyed. Fire following the earthquake razed twenty blocks of the business district, causing an estimated prop- erty damage of $30,tD0,000. American agencies were quick to respond to the need for help. The Red Cross rushed supplies. Marines, sent to the little republic on a political mission several years ago, were used to maintain order and relieve dis- tress. It is too early to know definitely the extent of the disaster. Managua's population was in the neighborhood of 40,0(. The region of this city s dotted with evidences of its volcanic cimrac- ter, and history records at least two major volcanic disasters. Nicaragua has been less aflicted with earth- quakes than its Central American neighbors. So far as is known there is not a habitable building left in the once beautiful Central American city, the second in size In the republic. Presi- dent Moncado hhnself abandoned the national palace for a tent. ASEBALL loses two of Its major luminaries In the passing of Er- nest S. Barnard and Byron B. John- son, the president and th ex.presi- dent of the American league dying within sixteen hours of each other. Both devoted their lives to the Amer- ican national game. Their terms of service in the presidency spanned the life of the league itself. When Johnson quit the sports desk of a Cincinnati newspaper to .eek his fortune in the business administra- tion of baseball, James J. Hill had ar- rived as the empire builder of the Northwest, and John D. Rockefeller Imd established the dynasty of Stand- ard Oil. As each of those in his sep- arate sphere wore the Napoleonic mantle, so Jolmson did in baseball. Under his leadersldp a rather rowdy sport became, on its artistic side, a profession, and, economically, entered the company of large affairs. It was Johnson's genius that wrought the miracle. Mr. Bernard ouid have been fifty- seven years old on July 17, He had been re-elected president of the Amer- Ican league for a five year term. His activity In connection with the draft controversy and In the adoption of the schedule is believed to have hastened his death. N THE death of rnold Bennett, English literature has lost one of Its mas- ters, and an unbeliev- ably long list of nov- els, dramas and es- says comes to an end. Absorbed in the work- aday world about him, never a propa- gandist or a preacher, shunning the mazy Amos= introspections of the Bennett sew school. Bennett with mingled realism and romanticism portrayed the human comedy. With gentle irony and exacting attention to detail, he laid hare the dull material- isms and the shams of civilization, filling the most insipid with exciting interest, but never receding from his detachment to turn crusader: Suffi- cient of his works will survive to as- sure Arnold Bennett a permanent place on the world's bookshelves. HE $1,000,000 libel suit Gus O. Na- tions, former prohibition agent, filed against Mrs. Mabel Walker Wllle- brandt, former assistant attorney gen- eral, in I929, in connection with s serles of articles she wrote about pro- hibition enforcement was stricken from the ,docket in Federal court at St, Louis for failure to prosecute. Mr. Nations said lie could not pro- ceed any further with the suit because he had been unable to obtain service on Mrs. Willebrandt, but he asserted that suits for $20,000 damages each were pending against her In New York and Washington for alleged injury done to him by the articles. The only observation of Mrs. Mabel Walker Wlllebrsndt to the news that the $1,000,000 libel suit filed against her by Gus O. Nations had been stricken from the record was: "The action speaks for itself." ((, 1931, Western Newspave Unton, The Handsome Man by Margaret Turnbuil llluslraflons by Irwin Myers pyrlsht by Mtrs&ret Turnbu| W, N. U. Srviet. CHAPTER XllI--Contlnued --23-- "Roberts, were you going to marry this fellow?" -Roberts looked at him with a wide stare. Had she really been going to do that? It seemed impossible. It seemed years ago that she had thought she hated this man and loved Jack. 8he looked across the bell at Jack. How stupid she had been. How silly I Why the man was common! Some- how she could not meet Sir George's eyes. "I suppose I did mean to at one time," she admitted. "I was so deter- mined to do something .desperate---to get away 'from everything and every- body, but I won't do it now." "Good girl!" And then Sir George added: "You couldn't anyhow. That's why I came to stop you. Ile's mar- tied already." "You lie !" "Oh, no I don't." He said it con- fidently for Jack's face had been in- stant confirmation. "1 saw her at the dock and I heard tt at headquarters. Unless you've murdered her quite re- cently, she's still your wife." Roberts was staring at Jack in horror. She had let a thing like this trick her l "Roberta's quite through Ith you," Sir George told him shortly. "And I will be in a few minutes, after you nave told me how you got hold of the fact that I was taking the payroll money up the river." Boberta whirled. "Was he---was he in that, too?" He nodded. He concealed his sur- prise that she should ask this. How he had misjudged Roberts! "Come," he said to Jack. "I haven't any time to waste. Who told yu?" "She did." "Oh, no! No!" Roberta's voice rang out violently. "You don't believe him, do you?" "Not if you say you didn't," Sir George told her promptly, "though I own it did look like that to ma at first." "I never told him l" Jack laughed. "You dare to ty--I did?" Jack nodded. "Everything ! knew ! got It from you, consciously or un- onsdously. You told me several things that put me on the track and It needed only a little questioning roads and cars and banks to get all I wanted out of you." Roberts flung,her forearm across her eyes, and leaned against the wall. She could not face Sir George. She had been this man's tool. She had been a traitor in her own father's house. She had been tricked by Jack Into believing the things he said against Sir George. He was saying quite distinctly, though you could tell from his tone how tired he was, "Call them in, Roberts." Roberts opened the door. She came back and stood near the bed as the men with the exception of the doctor, who had gone on his rounds, filed in. "You will please tell this man be- fore these witnesses that you are through with him utterly and for- ever." "I am through with you," Roberts said between her teeth, "and if I were a man I would kill you." "It's--" Jack wrawled, though his blood was dark behind his olive skin, "fortunate you're not, and I'm not done with you. I tell you before these wltneues that I have letters of yours, which you cannot deny. I have also a marriage license and your promise to marry me. Your coming all this distance to do it will make good read- lag in the newspapers." Sir George turned to Arlett. "Shoot it out double quick, what- ever it is you want," said Arlett stolidly. "I've got a lot of things to do." "Nothing more important than this. You've heard this young lady refuse to marry this man, and also heard threaten to make a scandal about it." "Huhl" exclaimea the fat con- stable, "Women's got a right to change their minds." "Sure l" said the younger constable, revolving his cud. "You can't legislate agin that." "Roberts, tell Judge Arlett that you are not going to marry our friend Sack." pered, "and tell him two can play at that game and you were Just spoofing this man. You never meant to do it. That Is why I followed you." She stared at him. "Did father send you? Does he know?" "No," Sir George whispered. "No one sent me. Do you think I#d let you down? Look at the paper." "But why should you--" Roberts began and t.hen suddenly conscious of the others, hurriedly unfolded tbe paper. She looked at It, gasped and turned to him. She opened her mouth to speak, but Sir George put his hand over it. "Give it to the Judge," he ordered. Meekly. and so unlike the Roberts he had known that his heart con- tracted with pain and tenderness, she took it across to Ariett who, back against the door, surveyed it. "H'mm !" He looked at Jack. "This here's a perfectly good New Jersey marriage license made out for Roberta MacBeth and Sir George Sandison. Who's Sir George Sandlson?" "What!" Jack came nearer and looked at the paper. "Sir George!" Roberts cried. He held her hand. "It's quite afl right. You see, Jack, there's no ques- tion now of a defenseless girl return- ing home, after a theatrical attempt at elopement, to be covered with shame and confusion while her father's pocketbook is emptied by a man wbo couldn't possibly marry her. Roberta's been playing you--so that her father might lay hands on you and your gang." He held Roberta's hand tightly, so that she could not move. The puzzled and watchful Judge came forward as the two constables held the door. "All the time you thought you were running away with her, she knew that she had another man, simply mad to marry her, following close behind. 0an't keep up with the modern woman, 'ack. Even a clever chap like your- self has no chance. She has us, as the Americans say, 'going and comlP.g.'" "You're bluffing. This girl never intends to marry you." Sir George laughed. It was a feeble laugh but it irritated ack. "It's a bluff and you can't bhlff me. I've got her letters and my story and I'll--" He came up against Arlett and the two constables at the door. "You keep yourself to yourself," Arlett said. "No pushing and shoving until this thing's straight. What do you want done with high, mister? I wouldn't argue with him no longer." Sir George clung to Roberta's hand, but he refrained from looking at her. Try as. Roberts would she could not free her hand. "Roberts, my dear, Judge Arlett can marry us Just as tightly and Just as well as any person, and Jack and the constables will be our witnesses. Will you, Roberts?" He asked it recklessly. Roberts would, of course, refuse and demand to be taken home to her father, but at least It would silence Jack and make any attempt at blackmail im- possible. Roberts hesitated and as she did Jack laughed aloud, "You seeP' he said to Arlett. "It's sheer bluff ! The glrl came wlth me to marry me and no one else. Ho can't save her face that way." Sir George stared straight ahead of him, smiling, waiting. "Judge Arlett," said Roberts, In a very low voice, "will you marry us new--and do anything you like wlth that--" She indicated Jack. "Sure. We can Jail him easy, after- ward." Sir George could not take his eyes from the girl, who did not look at him now. "Roberta i' he murmured but she did not answer. She had thrown her head back and, leaning against the wall, she faced Jack. Sir George found it hard to keep from pitying Jack. He did not doubt for a moment that to lose Roberts now was a llfe and death matter to him, but Roberts was too young to understand or be pfttful. He was so much Interested In Jack's plight, he forgot his own. Jack, who had once loomed Im- portant In Roberta's life, was less than nothlng now, and knew It. He made a swift leap toward the door, While the constables gaped at Roberts, but Arlett was In his way, ponderous, un- moved and immovable. 'You keep away from that door, lnmng man," he said without emotl or excitement, "You're wanted as a witness." He motioned to the youngee constable. "Stand between the doer and this wildcat. AS Justice of the peace, young man, I can lock you up and will do so if there's any more disorderly resistance. Ready, both of you?" "Oh!" Roberta whispered. Sir George put out his hand. "No unless you want to, Roberts. If you'd rather wait, I'll take you hack to your father. I'll understand." Jack laughed nervously. "I told you it was a bluff." He turned to the ludge and said vehemently, "The girl doesn't want to marry him. This foreign grafter Is after her money." Roberts gave a little gasp. She slld to her knees beside the bed, put her .arms about his neck and her llps close to his ear. "George--do ,you really love me? Aunt Aggy said--you did." At tim moment, Sir George, dum- founded at Aggy's audacity, could not speak. Then it came to the man sud- denly that here was Just a bewildered, frightened little red-headed glrl. Such a surge of tenderness went through him at the touch of her lips on "his ear that his whole body trembled. His eye met hers steadily. Roberta's eyelids drooped. "Don't be a silly little fox," lie aid and put a bandaged hand on hers. "If this is Aggy's plan how can we go far wrong?" As he looked at her, he knew in- stantly that it was no thought of her own dilemma that was causing the girl to turn to him. He doubted if even a fleeting thought that it would silence every slanderous tongue if she was to return to the island as Lady Sandison had crosed her mind. Ha was hurt and wounded n her defense and Aunt Aggy had said he was dying of love for liar, so she was doing whole-heartedly what she could to heal his wounds and his heart. "All set?" asked Arlett. He indi- cated Jack to the younger constable. "Hurl the Bad Egg, if he explodes." "You'll make him sign the certifi- cate, Judge?" Sir George asked. "A photograph of that signature will do away with any blackmailing schema he has in his dirty mind. and will make him a laughing stock in his own refined circle. If that doesn't remove him from our path I'll take a gun. I'm growing quite American, you see." "No guns," sid Judge Arlett dtsal provingly. "I don't hold with them. But I'd offer thls dark-complected young fellow the chance to sign and get away while the going's good." ,,Jack,  Sir George sald amicably, "will sign to oblige the lady or I'll be compelled to tell the Judge my sus- picions as to his complicity with the gang who tried to get MacBeth's payroll." , He paused significantly, and held Roberta's hand tightly to prevent her from speaking, for he saw that to Roberts the knowledge that this maa had used her to harm her father wag the most 'overwhelming blow. Jack looked at them, then at the other three men. "I'll sign," be muttered. "Ready?" asked Arlett. CHAPTER XIV Robert MacBeth was growing aug- lous. He had been wheeled out to watch the distant fire, but that had long since died down and It grew dark with Roberts and Sir George still missing, and no word from th@m. There was much excitement on th part of the guests from New York, because the bridge was gone. There was no direct communication with the other side now, so they must go further down the river and cross at Bridgetown for their return. It mesas they must leave, earlier. Lady Sandio son bustled about, arranging for an early supper, and for a time there was so much lurry and excitement that the absence of daughter and sec- retary was apparently forgotten. When they had all gone, Ray Browne had time to wonder why the secretary did not return with his car. Sir George and Roberts! What did It mean? He glanced at Robert Mac- Beth sitting silent beside him and tried to guess what he was thinking. They watched the long proeesslon of cars returning from up the river and from watching the fire. Still no word from either Roberts or Slr George. Browne felt he must make light of the fact that tbe two had not re- turned, for Robert MacBeth's sake. ,'Something wrong with my ear. The little beast Is alwaYS breaking down." he said. as he went away in one of the MacBeth cars. "AggY, AggY," her brothel said. shaking his bead. ,'Firemen have wlves and families." tTO Bg cONTINUeD.)' "Nothing will make me marry him." "Well. that's plain." Arlett's tone was friendly. "Guess youve got your walking papers, son. so why not take them quietly and go?" Jack walked toward the bed. "I can make trouble and I will. What you going to do about It?" "Prove you a liar," Sir George said quietly. "Roberts, get the paper in the right hand pocket of my coat, if tt wasn't burned up." "It's here." Roberts sald meekly. She had a sudden vision---every time she looked at Jack--of what it would be like to go meekly back to the island and Green Bend, and a day or so later see her letters and promises em- bellishing the front page of the papers. Her father would suffer, and every one would know what a fool she had been. She opened the coat pocket and took the folded paper out of it. She handed it to Sir George. He feebly waved It toward Ariett. jaow it to him, Bobble." he whie- Historic Buildings in City of Philadelphia Its wealth of historical landmarks and associations and its close prox- imity with other 'cities and places of interest on the east coast places Philadelphia on the main roadway of eastern tourist travel. To the visitor interested in the nation's history thls city offers associations which are iden- tiffed with it alone and which distin- guish it among all other American towns. Chief among these is Inde- pendence hall, where the Liberty bell reposes and .within whose walls the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States were drawn and signed. Many of the most interesting old landmarks are confined to a small area on the central part of town, among these being Carpenter's hall. meeting place of the first Continental congress; the Betsy Ross house, where the first American flag is said to have been made and old Christ church. place of worship of Revolutionary he- roes and In whose graveyard lies the body of Benjamin Frankllu. Congress hali m another point of interest. Human Teeth There are no bicuspids in the first set of teeth. The first temporary molars--premolars as they are usually caled--generally appear by the end of the first year. The seconff pre- molars appear about the third year. There are 20 deciduous or baby teeth. 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