National Affairs: My! My!

"My! My!" In the U. S. District Court in Trenton, N. J., last week presided Judge George M. Bourquin, 68, who had just come from the arid State of Montana. He was trying a Bloomfield bootlegger.

"How large is Bloomfield?" Judge Bourquin asked a Federal Prohibition agent.

"It's a medium-sized town, Your Honor."

"I really don't know."

"Well, how many saloons would you figure there were in the State? Would there be more than 400 or 500?"

"Well," put in the District Attorney, "in a place like Trenton it has been estimated by the...

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