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brakes and brought the train- to a
The police helped spread the story
.that the tin can was a "bomb" which
.had been thrown" by. some railroad
man because thd Erie "has refused to
join the other forty-two Eastern
roads in arbitrating the grievances of
,the conductors and trainmen.
CASH FOR LOVE
A court in the state of Washing
ton has denied a mother any com
pensation for the loss of her child
in an automobile accident on the
ground that there can't be monetary
relief for damage to affections, and
much discusBion has been provoked
Is there a cash value to affection?
The court above referred to evi
dently thinks not. Yet we have in
stances in which damage to affec
tions is relieved by cash quite com
taonly. A wife sues for alienation of her
husband's affection and consequent
damage to her own. Oftn the hus
band's affection is of the very cheap
est and most miserable -sort, and in
dealing with the issue it is rare that
either judge or jury gives serious con
sideration as" to whether the wife's
affection for "the miserable critter"
wad such as could be damaged..
There is simply presumption that
the pair at some time had mutual af
fection that was worth something
and any party guilty of breaking in
ought to pay something as balm.
Then there is the breach of prom
ise case. Ninety per cent of such
cases are prompted by spite, re
venge or greed, as is proved by the
fair one'B usual willingness to paint
her record black as the original sin
for a chance to "show him up," with
some likelihood of a cash return. The
broken heart isn't rent so badly but a
few dollars will darn it up and make
it as good as new for future expe
riences. In these two instances neither the
Dublic nor the courts give much sym
pathy or credit for abnormal heart
twangs. Somebody has cheated and
should pay something for the mean
job, when caught But, if cash can
bring relief in such cases, why not
in a case where a mother genuinely
suffers through Iosb of her child?
Take it all in all, placing cash
values on affection in any case looks
rather heathenish, doesn't it?
"There's Pippenbeck. He takes a
walk like this in the park every
"You bet he's sensible his cred
itors will never think of looking for
"Do you know anything that is
really good to preserve the complex
ion?" asked Miss Muddle. "Why?"
inquired Miss Knox. "Are you inter
ested in somebody who has one?"
"Do you think your father would
object to my seeking, your, hand?"
"Don't know, I'm sure. If he's any
thing like me he would."
That Denver pack commissioner
must be a crank. If Japs go to school
with us, why can't they bathe with