National Affairs: Prophet, King, Queens

In U. S. communities where the early Catholic influence has survived (New Orleans. Mobile), the community's annual civic celebration takes place just before Lent and is called Mardi Gras. In the central grain-&-pumpkin belt the organized merrymaking is scheduled to occur just after harvest time, when farmers used to have money enough to go to town and buy. Last week the chief cities in two big Western States were the scenes of such affairs.

Veiled Prophet In St. Louis crowds stamped their feet to keep warm waiting for the 53rd appearance of the Veiled...

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