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NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
Written for The Day Book by Berton Braley.
We won't be too ambitious in the resoluting way,
We'll plan on very little of the new leaf stuffy v 4l
For neither Rome nor Athens was completed in a day
And reforming's not-accomplished 'by a great big bluff, . -'
We're going to take it gently and by stages and degrees;
Our goodness will not raise us"" to "a higher sjjhej-e.
But we'll tty to show "improvement in'our actions, if you please.
And be a LITTLE better than we'were lasf year!
We shan't upset the country by our thoughtfulness and care,
We'll go on being selfish tp a large extent, 4 - J
But maybe there'll be troubles "we can kind of nelp to share,
And maybe we'll be gentler in our temperament; -" t
We shall not have a halo ior the charity we do J
(A mortal with a halo would be mighty queer) ,
But we'll moderate our tempers (can Ve counta bit on you?)
And we'll be a LITTLE kuider than we were last year!
We won't be too ambitious in the matter of reform,
But we'll ie a little better if we find we can, . ,
And where.' the market's crowded and the game is getting warm '
We'll be a little nicer to our fellow man; "
We shan't be shining angels and we wouldn't if we could,
We only hope for progress and we start right here, J. ,
We want to be not perfect,. or even "goody-good!" x
But Better Human Beings than we were last year!
HAVE TO GO BAREHEADED
New York, Dec. 31. A $20
suit, an $18 coat, a pair of $4
shoes and a pair of $1 corsets-is
enough for any woman to have as
Many husbands in New York
are strong for Vice Chancellor
Garrison of the Jersey City court
of chancery, who set the above
"Such clothing," said the vice
chancellor, "is just as becoming
as .the more expensive kind, and
no woman except a wealthy one
should expect more."
. Garrison refused to discuss the
legal allowance for "impercepti
bles," as, he declared tight skirts
had made them -practically a
thing of Jhe past.
The judgment was rendered irf
an alimony case where a wife
claimed her husband was too
stingy with her clothes allow
ance. Today this wife wants to
know what she is to do about a
hat. Garrison did not provide for
Washington. Interstate com-;
merce commission will investi
gate telephone and telegraph'