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taught your boy how to shoot
with -a revolver.' Then he began
to talk in a rambling way, about
the awfulness of hanging. I saw
he had gone crazy. The next day
he went upstairs in his home and
killed himsejf with a revolver.
"If my mind had not been a
strong one, I would have gone
insane, too. But, from the very
first, I determined that my boy
Ohly Six States Have No
The states that have abol-
:ished capital punishment are:
Maine, Michigan, Minne-
sota, Wisconsin, Rhode
Colorado once abolished
capital .punishment, but. in
1901, the. mine owners had it
restored in an effort to hang
Capital punishment prevails
in all other states of the
should not have died in vain and
that his death would' onlv ure
tli me on in the fieht asainst caoi-
tal punishment. I am going to
J. devote the rest of my life to it.
"For one thing, the punish
k ment of the familjes through cap
ital punishment vis too terrible,
you see what capital punishment
rdid to the mothers and relatives
) qf ,'Gus Marks and Peter Neider
me'yer. But capital punishment
dbesn'-t deter. Boys in a great
qjty, lionize bandits.
2 I-stood with my boy in his cell
one time, when another boy to
the. grating and said, 'Van Dine,
we all admire you. You've got
lots of pluck.' Capital punish
ment may deter a thoughtful man
over 25 years of age, from1 mur
der, but it doesn't hpld back a
wild boy. And life imprisonment
would hold back a man over 25 as
well as capital punishment."
LEARN TO LAUGH
Learn to laugh. A good laugh
is better than medicine.
Leant how to tell a story. A
well-told story is as welcome as a
sunbeam in a sick-room.
Learn to keep your troubles to
yourself. The world is too busy
to care for your sorrows.
Learn to see the bright side of
things. If you cannot see good
in the world, keep the bad to
Learn to be comfortable. Un
der no qondition wear shoes too
small. Worse than spoiling your
feet, they are ruining your
nerves. Never wear a collar that
chokes nor an armhole that is too
o o "
Mr. Gomez accepts the provi
sional presidency of Mexico, all
right, but, like a wise little candi
date he accepts it at long dis
tance. It is perfectly safe to ac
cept anything that Mexico has
to offer, provided you don't have
to cross the line and fight for it.
Roosevelt and Johnson! Well,
if 'Uncle Sam ever has to drive
that team, he'd better order a re
inforced concrete dashboard.