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f 4HOBO PHILOSOPHY
m Tramp I just dropped In 'to
offer my ' new -cure for indiges
tion, mum. ,
'I Housekeeper Well, that's rea
sonable enough. What's the cure ?
Tramp Live on plain food and
give your rich and indigestible
food lo the poor, mum.
J.' NEW SCHEME A PEACH
London, Sept. 21. The suffra
gettes have found a new way to
impress their doctrines on the
men, and this time it's a peach,
u Mark Wilkes is in the old Bai
ley jail, and is likely to stay, there-1
for the. rest of his life, because! t
he can't pay his' wife's income
Mark's wife is a suffragette.
She also owns a lot of property,
and has barrels of money. Wilks
was a school teacher until he be
came a prisoner of His Majesty,
and didn't have any money worth
Mrs. Wilks was soaked $185 for
income tax. When the collector
came aroundshe dida'tsay much,
but what she sajd was a-plenty.
It was: ,,
"Shan't pay!" ,
The collector went around and
interrupted her husband,, where
he was teaching school.
"Come through with $185 for
your wife's income tax," said the
"Haven't got it," said Wilks.
' "All right, come to jail," said
the collector, and Wilks went to
jail, and stayed there, and is high
ly likely to go on staying there.
You see, Engish law 'is funny
in spme ways. The husband, as
the head of the family, is held re
sponsible for all taxes, even those
on his wife's income.
And at the same time, under,
the married, women's property act
he has no jurisdiction over his
wife's property ..
"Most of the 'suffragettes have
property that's what makes 'em
suffragettes, having to pay taxes,
and not being able, to have a say
in the disposition of the tax
Also, quite a lot of those mon
ied suffragettes have husbands,
who haven't got a big enough in-