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A 81SfciNEt AH15 A PENALTY THAT FIT
Ordinarily there's mighty little satisfaction in seeing a man in
jail. Jails are futile places. They nourish the bad and starve the
good in those who get into them and heaven Jnows there's already
too much bad in the best of us and a lot of ;ood in the worst of us,
if it only had a chance.
Yes, indeed, we could db vastly better for bur criminals than to
put them in jail.
Yet there's a nian in a jail in an eastern eity serving six months'
sentence who; it seems to us, deserves what he is getting1 and serves
as a useful example. We'll leave it to you when we've told the story.
His nafhe is Hofsfall.; lie is rich, prominent and able the
type of man who knows better. And this is what he did:
He filled up on liqtidr at his club, jumped into his automobile,
threw open its throttle tore furiously doWn the street, strutk and
fatally injured art aged Woman.; and, without stopping, drove mad
If that had been all; bad though it was; charity for His drunken
condition might have covered it as it covers so many sins. But
when the man became sober, instead of throwitig himself updn the
mercy of the court, he used his mdney and pull to ?tave bff the pen
alty and succeeded in delaying justice for more than a year.
Now; what do you think? Doesn't he deserve stfipSs?
When you own an autdj don't be a Horsfall.
With terise, eager faces; the
great audience of women leafied
fdrward in their seats, eagerly
drinkihg in the noted speaker's
''Mere titan," she was sayihg;
"is" wont to belittle woman's abil
ity to enter the fields already
usurped by him. As a matter of
fact, she is capable bf filling any
post of public or private office
rtbw held by man, arid, if appoint
ed to it, could even perforril man's
tasks with .greater faithfulness
and greater daring.
"Name, if you can, one post for
which she cannot fit herself!
Name one office to which she
would not could not; give the
greatest riieasure of capability,
the highest degree el eBtirage,
A riiefe maii; who had slipped
unnoticed Iflta a Back eat, rose at
this point, and the liht of sud
den inspiration gleaned in his eye.
"Rat eatcher !" fie shouted. Arid
then he fled.
"My dear girl," said her mother-in-law,
"any woman Wouid be
satisfied with what Frank says fie
gives you !" "So would I;" replied
Enthusiast (it musical rtfclttl)
We shall hear more of this
young man. Sufferer Not to
night I hope.