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ment. I always have loathed it.
"So I'm going to adopt the
Brandt idea and write letetrs to
President Taft about how much
I loathe it lots of letters bar
rels of letters barnfuls of letters.
I'm going to write letters until
there's, nothing in the White
House but letters from me. And
by Jinks, while I think of.it, I'll
have my children write letters
about it, too."
"How many children' have
you?" ventured the reporter
"How many children, sir? I
have nine," said Foy. "And every
one of them that can write will
write to President Taft about
three times a day explaining
how wicked a thing capital pun
ishment is. Those that aren't old
enough to write) will spend their
ipare time licking envelopes and
"Yes, sir, I'm going to follow
in Brandt's footsteps and do away
with the greatest shame of civil
ization, just by writing letters
lots of letters.
"I'm going to have the federal
government conduct all murder
'trials. I'm going to have a cir
cuit court established through the
country for the trial of murder
cases. I'm going to have separate
sets of prisons for murderers.
And I'm going to put an. end to
capital punishment. And I'm go
ing to do it just by writing let
ters bushels of letters."
"The world ain't what it was,"
the croakers cry:
"And thank your lucky s,tars it
ain't," says I.
TEACH THEM LIVING
The Young Women's Chris
tian association out in San Diego,
Cal., has started a class to teach
young engaged girls how to cook
and combine foodstuffs in a way
that wont cause indigestion; sew
ing, not the latest embroidery
stitches, 'but how to make shirts,
petticoats, baby clothes and to
darn stockings so there wont be
lumps; and general housework,
how to save work by systematiz
ing, anl all the little points that
mean so much, like How to clean
furniture, how fo prevent food
from burning, how to clean lamp
chimneys properly, etc.
Oh, they're going to help those
brides-to-be a whole lot, but
what are they teaching them
about hygiene, about the mean
ing of marriage, about the sex
problems which a married man
and woman must meet? How
many of those girls have had
mothers to teach them these
things so that they in tuna can
teach their daughters how to live?
Or how many of them have pick
ed up all the knowledge they do'
possess of sex matters in an indis
criminate way from chance
"Old Sport" Ballads.
Cut out the high ball,
Cut out the booze;
And banish the snakes
From the old circus shoes.
The night was very dark.
The gloom would not diminish ;
But he was all lit up
And so he saw his finish.