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VOU LIII. GRAHAM, IS, C., THURSDAY JANUARY 26, 1928. HO. 52.
| HAPPENMNC& OF 77/E WE?/f |
NEWS REVIEW OF
Schemes Against U. S. Lead
ership Are Likely to
Fail in Havana.
By EDWARD W. PICKARD
LATIN-AMERICAN statesmen who
planned to nndernHne the lender
ship of the United States on the
Western hemisphere during the Pan
American conference in Havana are
not likely to accomplish much In thnt
way, and may even abandon the at
tempt for the present Their cause
was greatly weakened by President
Coolldgq^ visit to Hanava and bis
diplomatic* though firm address, and
by the strength of the United States
delegation headed by Charles Evans
Hughes. During their two days In
Cuba Mr. and-Mrs. Coolidge quite won
the hearts of the people of that repub
lic and the President's speech at the
formal opening of the conference was
admittedly effective In bringing closer
together the United States and the
smaller republics of the New world.
The address was broadcast through
out this country, by radio.
' j", . Mr. fjughjeq and the other American
delegates were discreet and tactful
when the conference was organized
for work on Wednesday, but It was
evident. they were watching every
move and that they were ready to
head Oft any action condemnatory of
the policies of the United States and
to Justify our government's course In
Nicaragua and elsewhere If the neces
sity arose. Mr. Hughes made one
move which seemed significant At
his suggestion Dr. Antonio de Busta
monte of Cuba, president of the con
ference, was made an ex-offlclo mem
ber of all committees. He Is In full
sympathy with American policies In
the Caribbean and agrees with Mr.
Hughes on questions of International
law that will come under discussion.
In' Italy the Coolidge address and
the firm attitude of the American
delegates aroused much bitter com
ment in the newspapers, for Musso
lini has been planning a union of all
Latin countries to be headed by Italy,
and the failure of this scheme Is seen
If the United States maintains and ex
tends . Us hegemony on the Western
President Coolidge and bis party re
turned to Washington Thursday after
a swift rail trip from Key West that
was broken only by a stop of an hour
in Jacksonville, Flo.. ;
* I A ? .. ii A
r\OWN In Nicaragua the marines
under direct command of Gen
eral Lejeune seemed to be making
marked progress In the dispersal of
the. .Sandlno band of rebels. On
Wednesday there were reports In
Managua, unconfirmed but credible,
that Sandlno himself bad been killed
or seriously wounded during the
bombing operations of the marine avi
ators under MaJ. R. F. Rowel!, who
attacked El ChlpBte, the mountain
stronghold of the rebels. Aviators
who flew over San Rafael Tuesday
saw what was evidently a large fu
neral procession. Next day the mn->
rine air patrols reported that El Chl
pote bad been abandoned.
TTWO* days of speechmaklng was
needed before the senate got
arounfl fo declaring vacant the seat
of Senator-elect Frank L. Smith of
Illinois. The outcome was never In
doubt, but various senators wanted to
be heard, some In favor of the Reed
committee's resolution and others In
opposition. The language of the res
olution as reported was changed so
that the measure read that Smith's
credentials were tainted with fraud
and corruption and that as a conse
quence he was not entitled to mem
bership In the senate and that a va
cancy exists In the Illinois representa
tion. The statement eliminated by the
alteration was that Smith was not en
titled to the oath of office because of
the nature of the contributions to his
C ENATOR HEFI.IN of Alabama Is
^ convinced that the Roman Catho
lic church Is determined to destroy
him because of attacks on the
Abyssinia Will Have
United State? Envoy
Abyssinia, African empire, where
American bed sbeetthgjk, are oied as
* medfcm of tedde in -place oir money,
httln la to hoTe ,0 diplomatic repre
sents tire accredited to her from the
appointment' of Addlaon B.
???thart u minteter resident of the
United States In Abyssinia Is taken
to mark t$e beginning of s definite
PtobaMjr ' pertnaoent represents
Knights of Columbus, and on Wednes
day he broke out in one of his cus
tomary tirades against the Catholics.
He attributed the publication of tbe
discredited Hearst Mexican docu
ments to a Catholic conspiracy against
him, bringing In tbe name of Mrs.
Hearst as a member of that church.
When Senator Robinson of Arkansas,
a member of the committee that In
vestigated the documents, denied that
the Catholic church had anything to
do with them, Hefiln in a rage de
'manded that Robinson be deposed as
minority leader. The debate between
these two Democrats then became ex
tremely bitter and personal and was
listened to by the Republicans with
deep interest. Heflln took occasion
to wahi' fils fellow Democrats against
nominating Gov. Al Smith for tbe
Presidency, asserting they should
"hang their heads in shame" at the
Stplth candidacy. "If the Democrats
should-norfrtantc Smith tor the Presi
dency," he shouted, "the Republicans
can defeat him with anybody by from
15,000,000 to 20,000,000 votes. The
American people, knowing what the
Roman Catholic political machine Is
doing, are not going to put htm in the
White House Just now. Any leader
in the South who supports Al Smith
will never come back to this cnpitol."
Robinson said he had heard Heflin's
anti-Catholic speech a dozen times
during the last year and was sick and
tired of it. He went on: "It is illus
trative how a good man can go wrong
and how far wrong he can go and
what '? fool he can make of himself
when he does go wrong. The senator
from Alabama takes himself so seri
ously that he thinks he can dictate to
the whole Democratic party."
The Democratic senators ln-,caucus
later gave Robinson a vote of confi
dence and support
A PPEAR1NG Before the house na
val committee. Admiral Hughes,
chief of navel:operations, said that If
the United States la to have a really
adequate fleet It will have to spend a
billion dollars, rather than the $740.
000,000 called tor by the present con
struction program. He held It would
be necessary to add at least 25 per
cent more ships to the present pro*
grhm, which calls for the completion
within the next eight years of 25
cruisers, 35 submarines, 9 destroyer
leaders and 5 aircraft carriers.
Our battleships, the Bdmlral assert
ed, are "woefully behind" those of
Great Britain In . gun power, range,
speed and effectiveness, and In . reply
to questions be disputed the theory of
Admiral Sims that the battleship
would be displaced by the aircraft
carrier as the backbone of the fleet In
(be next war and that aircraft and
submarines would be dominant fac
tors.' ' '
Word comes from London that the
British government- has farther re
duced , Us naval building program, ,
abandoning another cruiser, which
makes a total of three dropped since i
the Geneva naval conference. Tbe |
saving will be about $27,500,000.
Great Britain is extremely i
cautious In the matter' of se- i
curity agreements. In a -note to the 1
subcommittee on security of the pre- I
pnratory committee on disarmament I
which meets In Genera In February, <
the government emphatically reasserts
Its belief In localized agreements as i
opposed to generalized schemes. "
The note points out that the <
strength of an arbitration treaty de- I
pends entirely on the willingness of 1
the people to support decisions unfa- !
vorable to themselves, which creates i
limits "beyond which a state cannot i
go In accepting binding obligations to <
It observes that the time Is not ripe
for any general system of sanctions
for the enforcement of arbitration
treaties, and doubts that any nation t
which Is strong enough to use force <
effectively would at present under- I
take any such general obligations to I
use force against a party to a dispute t
which refused to submit to arbitra- I
For several weeks a Japanese dele- I
gatlon beaded by Viscount Goto >
has been In Moscow trying to negotl- 1
ate with the soviet government for <
large colonization concessions In the t
Amur valley of Siberia. Also, Baron i
Tanaka, the Japanese premier, has I
been moving for a Russo-Japanese al- ?
llance Both these plans may Call t
(Ion of the United State* In that pie- <
luresque comer of the world. The i
new appointee waa conaal general at t
Singapore- ' i. ' I
Thirlng Theodore ftooeerelt'a Preal- t
dencr the United Statea had a Bin-- ?
later for a short time, and at other i
timer the United State* baa been rep
resented a ToSraV general. I t
The chief commercial Interest* at I
the United State* In V* eSvaltj tat [
slat of'the aale of cottaa sheeting*. I
which the Abjraatolana 0ke altnoat en- ?
tlrely for the1 maanfactara of their r
;'i ' ?
. ? ? "? > ? . At. ?
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through, the former because the Rus
sian government Is determined the
Japanese shall not get a strong foot
hold In Siberia, and the latter because
of the marked disapproval of Great
Britain. As a sign of this disapproval
the British government suddenly de
cided to send Ave 10,000-ton cruisers
Conditions throughout China are
becoming more chaotic dally. If that
Is possible, and brigandage and piracy
are Increasing. The Peking and Hunan
factions are' Aghtlng near Tungtlag ?
lake, three army corps being involved,
and the forces of Gen. Feng Yu-bslung
and Uarshal Chang Tso-lln are at It
again In southern Cbthll and northern
TROTZKY, former Russian war
commissar, has been exiled to a
village on the border between Turk*
gtan and China, and bis fallow leaders .
of the opposition have been sent to
remote posts to repent.' In published
letters Trotsky explains that bis quar
rel with Dictator Stalin la doe to Sta
lin's determination that the Commu
nist party shall dictate the policies of
communism and the communist Inter
national, while the former war com
missar soys the International, the
more Important body of the two,
should control the Russian Com
The split in the Russian Communist
party has had an echo In Franca,
where many communists who adhered
to Trotxky have been removed from
the party pay roll and forbidden to
enter the meetings.
THAT lovely peace dove that hov
ered over Pllsudskl and Waldo
moras at Geneva hasn't found a place
to light yet. Poland opened negotia
tions for a settlement but Lithuania
In her reply outlined conditions so un
acceptable to the Poles that a stern
protest was sent from Warsaw to
Kovno. The Lithuanians are further
annoying the Poles by tearing up tho
Lithuanian portion of the railroad
which formerly connected Kovno with
TWELVE radical Republicans (
joined wltb I he Democrats In ths |
senate early. In the week and brought ,
abobt the adoption of a resolution ,
recommending a downward revision (
of the tariff on Industrial products.
The vote was M to 34. The resolo
tlon read: .
"Resolved, that many of the rates .
In the existing tariff schedules are ex- .
cesslre, that the senate favors Imme
diate revision downward of such ex- ,
cesslve rates, establishing a closer
parity between agriculture and Indus
try. believing It will result to the gen- !
eral benefit of aft);
"Resolved, further, that such tariff .
revision should be considered and en
acted during the present session of
"Resolved, further, thst a copy of 1
this resolution be transmitted to the '
house of representatives." 1
That was fine as far as It went but '
next day the house, by a vote of 188 '
to 104 tabled the resolution, after an '
attempt to have U referred to the '
ways and means committee. As In 1
the senate, the radical Republicans of
the house voted with the Democrats, 1
ignlnst shelving the mensure. 1
COMPLYING with the wishes of the '
administration, the senate finance 1
:ommlttee postponed consideration of 1
the tax bill passed by the house until 1
Harch 15, when, according to Senator '
5moot, It will be possible to deter- '
nine more accurately the amount of I
avenues and expenditures during the
mmlng year. Democratic members
,-alnly Insisted on Immediate action.
MERELY to dear up the question
of flerbert Hoover's regularity
is a Republican, former Senator Cal
ler, president of the National Repub
Ican dub. Issued a statement that
11 r. Hoover has been a member of
hat dub since 1900 and that a condl
ion of membership Is membership In
he Republican party. Members of the
ressury staff In Washington already
ire actively at work In the Interests
if the Hoover boom, though Secretary
dellon remains noncommittal on his
iwn preference. In the senate Sens
or Shortrldge predicted that Hoover
rould tie the next President, and be
ng questioned by Democrats. Ip add
>d: "He VIII continue the policies of
Miunm. rur ? uumuci OK fnn f
'try little real mm; has bcco In ae (
nal circulation here, and the retail
inslDcas of the conntry has been
used on batter, the rain* of a bores
v an 01 being expressed In terms el 1
imerlcan sheetings. '
The Abyxeinlans believe themselves 1
o be the pnsocssors of the original c
iosalc tables of the lav. whleb '
ossed IBtO the possession of the Orel c
imperor Mendik. said to be the ssn '
if the queen of Sbeba and Boiomoa.
eared at Moam's coert
Macaroni Factory In Naplca.
imparn t?r IU Nitloul UatraMH
Sodrtjr. WuklMtos. t>. C.)
NAPLES, Italy's largest south
ern city, cannot boast the
architectural beaut; of the
northern cities, bat tta peo
ple, whether rich or poor, are strik
ingly beautiful physically. Prom the
storied heights that sareep In a mag
nificent amphitheater around the bril
liant bay the old city struggles down
ward In a picturesque huddle of dense
ly-packed bouses and other buildings,
tortuous streets full of color and bub
bling with the nervous activity of the
Sduth. black canyons of rtone stairs,
often slippery with damp and dirt,
icross which the teeming houses gos
sip and quarrel In neighborly wise.
Nowhere are Bsherfolk more pictur
esque In habit and costume; nowhere
Is there so salty a dialect, spiced with
such quaint and startling phrases and
exclamations. Bare and brawn of,]eg.
dressed In ragged, partl-colored mot
ley, a stout canvas band about each
sinewy body for hauling In the net
without cutting the hands to pieces,
they bring ashore tbelr shimmering
silver quarry right along the widest,
finest promenade tat the city?the
Handsome Via Caracclolo. Across that
broad street the charming Villa Na
slonale, not a house, but a public park,
wholly conventional In design, con
tains an aquarium which may fairly
be considered the most remarkable In
the world for both the variety and In
terest of Its finny and monstrous ex
hibits and the thoroughness of Its
scientific work. To it many of the
treat universities of the world con
tribute annually tor f||e privilege of
tending special Investigators tn-soo-.
The commercial activity of this sec
>0(1 seaport of Italy clings close
iboat tbe skirts of the enormous royal
jalace?800 feet long on the bay side
rod S3 feet high?and tba naval basin
ind dockyard. Every smell and soand
>f a thriving seaport may be smelleo
ind heard, malt (piled generously; ev
?ry flag seen on tbe ships that ride
it anchor near tbe stone wharves.
On the streets men of every race
nlngle tongues and costumes and man
ierr; Babel Itself was only mlldl)
tonfosed compared wltb this Jumble ol
N'aples; and throughout all tbe throng
>lay the street musician, the maca
-on I eater?that Is a'trade, hold a^sat
sfylng one. apparently?the piratic
-abman, the guide, and the baggage
imasber?all seeking whom they may
dander with a gruclous twinkle of
inmid blsck eyes.
Street Singers Are Numerous.
Street singing la an especially Nen
lolltsn Institution, and when for the
lrst time one bears beneath bis win
low the more often than not olf-key
rerslona of tbe snappy, lilting. In ex
iresslbly Infectious Neapolitan songs.
>e Is enchanted, and throws pennies
'reely. After a week or so of It as
i steady diet, day and night, he In
line* much more toward heavy
Tbe entire Neapolitan littoral la vol
-aolc, from Vesuvius on tbe east to
be rtorled tufa heights of Cumae on
lie west. Between Comae's ruins and
Naples lie those famed and mystic
'hlegraean fields of our school days
rhlcb nobody remembers anything
iboat. They have always been a the
nar of tremendous volcanic activity
>ot the disturbances bete have no con
lection, curiously enough, wltb Veto
due; also, the two areas are wholly
UlTerent In geological character and
Dominated by Vesuvius.
Tbe spongy nature of the rock of
he Phlegraean fields allowed tbe in
ernal steam and gasea to escape with
elatlvely Uttle resistance at numer
ma points; so. Instead of one tre
Den do us peak being formed, as In the
ase of Vesuvine, many Uttle craters
rart the ground
On tbe east Vina ill dominates the
wnoie splendid region. lie Is the
Cyclops stsndlnt. blind mid massive
nnd treacherous. In llie midst of bis
rich vineyards, olive groves, and vege
table gardens; for, though he rpreads
destruction In bis blind rages, the (act
Is that this entire plans la the mar
veloualy fertile soil that dialutegrated
lava and volcanic ashea make. It
bears hnge crops, far greater and
Oner than ordinary good soil can pro
duce. Among other things. It yields
the grapes whose spicy Juices are so
precious their wins la termed Lacrima
Crist!?Tears of Christ.
After the great eruption of A. D. TO
there were occasional eruptions which
varied In Intensity, until 1900, when
the volcano became quiescent. The
crater walls grew up thick with trees
and scrub, while cattle and wild hoars
roamed the grassy pluln Inside??U
but an ominous lower level of arbe?
and pools of hot, gaseous water. Then,
In December of 1081, the whole In
terior was blown violently out. and
18.000 people are said to have per
I shed. Since then Vesuvius has never
been entirely quiet.
It was horrible hot mud thut over
whelmed fashionable Herculaneum in
70. belched from the crater as tbrrenls
of steam, boiling water, aud scoriae.
Uerculaneum Is a rich and tempting
bait to the archeologlsls, for from a
single one of the ruins came most ol
those exquisite bronzes In the Naples
museum, and 8.0U0 rolls of papyrus,
part of the owner's private library.
What a contrast Is rompell, de
stroyed at the same time, but by
ashes 1 Though these gradually hard
ened Into something like cement, they
are mocli tuore easily removed than
the atone at Herculnneum. and most of
what we know of the details of ancient
1-atln life we litre learned from the
stark, scarred, roofless lower stories
spread out before ua -in deathly pan
omnia within the old city walls.
Stsbiss and Capri.
Where the pretty Utile modern >vn
terlng place of Castellnitiinure dl Sta
bis. with Its cooling seu baths un<l
strong mineral waters, lies snugly in a
little bight on the neck of the 8or
rentlne peulnrula, Sluhiue once stood
It Is one of ilie very loveliest pans
of Italy, a region of tumbled hill*
clothed with luxuriant groves of orungo
and lemon, whose golden fruit adds
luster to the gleaming foliage. Kink
ing roads of milky while wind and
wind, now between high nulled grove
and vineyard: now along o|ien. skyey
heights, with I lie blue sea as a back
ground hundreds of feel below, and
the beetling cllfT rising straight be
hind; now beside villn gardens, where
every brilliant color on nature's
pnlette seems to have been poured out
with prodigal fullness. The nlr Is
perfumed, the skies nre soft ami
baliny. the roads su|ierb.
Capri, a great, twin humped cainel
of an latand, kneels In tl-e blue just
off the tip of the peninsula Kroin the
sway-backed huddle of while, pink,
blue, cream, and drab bouses along the
large harbor, up the breakneck road
to the fascinating town uestlifig among
the bills, while-roofed and Moorish,
and on, still higher, by the winding
road or up the nearly perpendicular
flighta of rock stnlra. which furrow
the frowning crag with their sharp
zigzag outline*, to Anacnprt. flUU feel
or so above, every step of the way
breathes the pride and splendor and
degradation of the Island's greater
Mere a cyclopean mass of aliattered
masonry to the warm emerald water
tells of a Itoruao emperor's bath; yon
drr oo a chltoneyllke cliff the sinister <
ruins of a stout rmatle keep whisper*
of ancient garrisons and pirates, not
armed with automatic rifles or high
powered artillery; and here, overtook
Ing the tea, the vast ruins of a villa
recall "thai hairy eld goat" Tiberius
and bta wastrel voluptuousness thai I
turned fair Capri laid swiyrdwa, i
\. STUFFVS I
ft WISH TO BE ft
| ADOPTED }
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STUFFY RAYMOND liunvlied him
self closer against his news
stand In an effort to secure all
the shelter Its scant width af
forded. itiiln heat down with cold
persistence upon his thinly clad shoul
ders, seeping through his worn slicker
and sending cold rivulets trickling
down bis spine. Study's duty con
sisted In keeping dry his supply of eve
ning newspapers and magaxlnes and
la conrequence bis own frail body Buf
Yet 8tuffy did not complain. Great
er misfortune thun a cool drenching
were frequent happenings during bis
Ofteen years on this earth and he ac
cepted this nilld rebuff of Mother Na
ture's with stoical fortitude.
Perhaps had Study's mind been un
occupied the misery of the present
moment might have caused him to
wince, but as It was a weighty reflec
tion and an enticing flight of Imagina
tion rendered him. oblivious to bis dis
comforts A headline In one of Ids
newspapers had act him to thinking.
'MILLIONAIRE ADOPTS POOR
"A millionaire I" he soliloquised. "A
million dollars 1?and I haven't a cent!
Not a single dollar that I don't have
to buy newspaiiers ci food or soma
thin' with." He sighed philosophi
"Suppoee'n f was that kid be adopt
ed," be fancied, "i'rn an orphan.
Gee I All the automobiles and base
balls I'd have!"
He paused, sighing deeply.
"Suppose'n," be tnought, "suppoee'n
I was to meet a guy like that, who'd
adopt me 'an' everything."
He turned so that he could watcb
the hurrying pedesttluns and autoibo
blllsts who were' rushing homeward
through the fall rala. Tliey were well
dressed people, ni'an of them, who
lived In the Immediate vicinity of
8tuffy'g stand, wlilcb stcod on a busy
corner In a well-to-do neighborhood.
A great car swirled np the misty
street splashing high geysers of dirty
watts, 8tuffy eyed the car longingly.
"Suppose'n," he went on. "the guy
In that hlg car wanted a boy like me?
and would give me?"
His reflection was broken off short
by a sudden swerving of the auto
mobile. He glanced up quickly and
saw a little girl In tho middle of the
street. As the driver attempted to
stop tbe car skidded. Despite bis ef
forta the heavy machine swayed
straight toward the girl and toward
Stuffy's stand. In another Instant she
would have been crushed between tbe
car and the newsstand.
Stuffy acted quickly. Flinging bla
little body Into the street, wltb one
urtn be swept up .he girl and swung
her upon tbe sidewalk. As he did so
the cur skidded cl.wer; the fender
struck his retreating form and bent
him sprawling In s heap upon tbe
With a laugh KtulTy arose. Except
for a painful bruise across the small
of Ills back be was unhurt The gtrl
was on lier feel also, crying hysteri
cally, but unharmed.
The sedan paused for an Instant
and the driver, seeing the two oo
their feel, sped away. Two onlookers
rushed lowurd tbe pair, but already
KtulTy was consoiiuit the child.
"Don't cry," be told. "It's all over
now. You didn't get hurt" He placed
Ids arm -around her and patted ber
"Here. I've got the number of the
cur." tuild one of the onlookers, hand
ing Stuffy a slip of paper.
"Huh?" he grunted. "Oh, I don't
want It But wait, maybe tbe tyke
wants It. I don't think she was hurt,
hut she might be."
He thutiked the men and led the
child Into a nearby store. Her tears
had ceased to flow by this time, and
In a plaintive Ultle voice she told ber
"My name's Annie llusliovle an' my
mother's name's I'ovlona 'cause she
got married to my stepfather. He
don't bring her no money, stad we
can't eat and she had to go to work
and got sick und couldn't go."
The girl spoke In a dreary mono
tone. pausing now am! then to sniffle.
**! live down oo Al'port street, but
1 come op here," she went on. "A girl
la our block was nppted by a mill,
yun aire so I came up, here where
tiiey'a a-lots a;' tuitfV&tf'alres so I
could be 'dopted. too. and give my
soother lots o' money."
. As tbe girl spoke SjlhfTy's face red
dened She wanted .o be adopted so
rite could help'her nattier; be wanted
adoption so he conlrt buy aatoambiles
and baseballs He saw la aa Instant
ilia- futility (#nd eelbshnesa of < his
dreamsi->ny. e 9,- -
He tfahpea rte^Hltie red baad la
bis called to the proprietor of the
store td watch JM stand add started
to Annie's horns ' , ' '
' ? or ? J J'" <?=.,'
He found her MM, a tlred-kw*
log. middle-aged Foljtt woman. Ik a
tiny Hat over the learned a gtmaMk
store. She waa over Joyed at meaty
lug her daughter and tbaahed Stnd>
profusely. Annie told, la her Childish
treble, the story of the iwtha.
Stuffy carefully ? eerutlalaed Ytha;
small, poorly furnished raaaa that
served as parlor and bedroom. SRa
own room was aa large as the tent
which comprised this dingy Hat It "?
waa light and airy, compared wrMf; -
the Povlona home, and ha shuddered
at the Idea of Annie's sick mother ?
dwelling Id so mean n place.
"1 ask yoo stay for sapper." said
Mrs. Povlooa. "but do got dotWaga i
good to eat." ' . , ;
"Nothing to eat," commented 8td? jj
to hlmielt He never went haagiir,
for all the pinching and denying ha
"Just a minute.1' be said, and nz
cuslng himself, he'dashed out of the
door. He returned a few minutes
later with a great armful of gi ocartaa,
"Now," he said, "we can have a
swell supper r
The grateful woman wept luadij
and thanked Mm over add over again.
She apologized for not having food.
"You see Pete Povllua ha not csasa
back. He bom all time. Last weak
ha shot man and now ha la JaH. I
work bat get eeeek. Now bo ?aa da."
Next morning Stuffy .tana hack at
his stand early. A tender ante at
well-being poured through Mm put
mingled with It was a poignant flatt
ing of hopelessness. The plight ad
Mrs. Povkma and Annie had Mocked
lilm deeply 'and he mode n wow' aa
aid them.' Hla own amassr cittern
stances, however, deprecated Ma
chances, bat a silent determination In
devise some means of helping tbaas
came to him.
As the rich, morning parade of mo
tor cart Bled past Him. Stuffy fait a
sudden return of the desire that had
come to him the preceding day. f
"Suppose'n one ?" these guys really
would adopt roe." be enthused, "Ona,
What 1 couldn't do for Annie!"
"But. shocks," he added a moment
later, "that's Just punk dreamln'. I
gotta gel busy and do aomethlnV
He cast a spiteful glance at the
flow Of automobiles.
"flub!" he grunted, "If you guys
knew what a swetl kid Annie Is aa*
how much they need your dough."
But the great river of motor car*
sped on heedlessly. Some grim Reali
zation of the irony of existence came
lo Stuffy as be watched.
"All these guys with loads o' money,
an' I bad to be the one to Hod Annie
an' her mother. Why couldn't I 'ha
There waa a trace of bitterness la
hla thoughts?a bitterness unusual In
Stuffy, fn aptte of himself he fell to
"Gosh I What If I was rich I What
If one of those guys (lid adopt aaat
Or Just give me a little money so f
could lielp Annie P*
A large sedan drew op at (be com
and ,81 offj seized.a paper and throat
It Into the outstretched band. The
exchange waa quietly made, paper
for money/ and the car rolled on Its
way. But Inatead of the nana I pen
nies, a roll of crlop bills lay In the
newsboy's band and Instead of the
usual "flood morning." the hearty
voice cried: "Well dune last night, any
boy. I'll meet yon here at four this
Stuffy stared In unbelieving sur
prise for an Instant, then glanced ay
at tlie mqfjng car. The license ban
tne same number the onlooker had
gfTen' him the previous evening. A
smile slowly spread over Stuffy'a fan
until It became a broad grin. The
passing motor cars aremed ta parr la
l>encvolent unison aa he pictured An
nie's small face wrapped la happy .
In the Far East, combats between
fighting tub are held before hugeaodt
er.ee*. fort ones being woo and loat
over the Issue. Bach damage Is In
dicted by the combatants that It Is
seldom a Bah fights more than sacs
Bat the victor cannot he aaM ta ban
won "on points" tar. unlike our awn
little "light-weight champion"?the
stickleback?the Siamese fighting Mh
has no spines to use as weapons.?
Of ton Enomgh
Little James waa kneeOng baaMa
bis bed. saying his prayers. Whan.'
ubout half way tbrehgh the Lanin
I'rayer he Mopped.
"James, what's the matterf ffh
don't you any the reef of the ?rwyeMr>:
said hit mother.
"Oh. mother. I am no tired 'd||U
Weepy, and I ban MM the Lard Mfc)
prayer often annngk Be knean} BHpL,
well aa I da. PI earn 1st aw BfrcB|