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e4 place just now. There are uni
fpfmed and plain clothes potfce
meri scattered all through it,
But none of them interfered
with Tommy Smith'? method of -paying
off the bby whom he Ipd
induced to become a strike
"COMMON QLAY" ,
It i said that a number of the, richest and noblest lords and
dukes of England are. annoyed a"t the recerit conspicuous publica
tion of the facts about their ancestors, who are not very remqte,
and who were- mighty poor and humble yeomen, mechanics and
It does take the edge off 'em a bit, but it is encpuraingpr the
rest of us. It is lucky Indeed that there is only one kind of clay,
and that? anything that ranks above is the production of education,
environment, development. - . "
Take two babies born toclay. The tenement baby has all tire '
potentialities that are wrapped up in the baby born in the home of
wealth. Theyare made of the same stuff. One- is. as good as the
joher. The trouble, is. that they don't have an equal chance.
It is the business of civilization to'-see that we shall make the
most of our common clay all of it and slowly, gradually, through
the unfoldfng years, we shall find the" way to -do it.- - ' '
Common clay is the material from which we mold all shapes
of beauty and of light in the world of humanity.'.
"Yes," said an American, "I
once knew a man who fell off a
windowsill in a flat twenty stories
high and did not hurt himself
beyond a few bruises." "Non
sense!" "True! Up there he was,
cleaning the window, and. he fell
right off!" "Bosh ! How could that
he?" "Well, sir, you see, he just
happened luckily to fall inside."
Whose Was It?
"How cold your nose is !" The
words came from the daughter of
the house, who was sitting in the
parlor with her fiance. "Is that
dog in the parlor again?" asked
her mother, who was in the next
room and had overheard. Thre
was a long pause. "No, mother,"
said her daughter at length, "the
dog isn't in the parlor!"
A schoolteacher, who had often
punished a little fellow for talking
during lessons, as, a last resort de
cided to inform his father of his
son's failing. So below the con
duct mark on his next report Were
these words: "Tommy talks a
great deal' In due time the re-
Kport was returned with father's
signature, and under it was writ
ten: "You ought to hear his
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