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ielinquent? ,You cannot blame it
in the parents, for necessity is the
;oad that forces the parent to make
the child self-supporting.
But most assuredly you cannot
blame it on the girl. " God sends each
into the world equipped the same
and Nature plays bo favorites. They
are both lovers of the beautiful, but
ane has and the other covets.
There are other elements working
against the girl of underpaid parents.
In many cases the mother has toiled
up until a few days, nay, even hours,
before the child was born and its in
heritance is one of weakness that
came with the perpetual cry of the
mother: "I am so tired."
Do you think the poverty that
drives a girl out into the street for
her companions has nothing to do
with vice? And who causes the pov
erty? The five per cent that have
become the masters of the ninety
five per cent and refuse them the just
reward of their toil.
It isn't right to stand those girl3
in court, to sentence them to punish
ment unless it is right to take the em
ployer of the father or even of the
girl herself, and stand him at the bar
beside her, just as I believe he will
stand at the Day of Judgment of the
THE SELFISHNESS OF DADDY
Peering over her mother's lap at a picture in an outspread newspaper,
a sweet little tot, just turned 2, cried excitedly in a little California town
the other day:
"Oh, there's daddy!" And added,, looking longingly into mamma's
"When's daddy coming home?"
The little one was the daughter of Drew Caminetti and it's likely that
to that home daddy will never come back. For daddy must face a judge
and jury and explain why he, a married man, with a devoted wife and two
beautiful children, let a young miss just from high school lure him into an
elopement, with its grim sequel of discovery and nation-wide scandal, with
the prospect of prison for him, disgrace for the girl and tragedy in what
had been his own happy home.
In the years to come, when the curly-haired daughter now just able
to lisp daddy's name grows up into a handsome woman and learns of life's
queer ways, what, we wonder, will then be her estimate of daddy and will
she still want him to come home?
Or will she perchance be the companion of some other daddy in a
similar adventure and thus visit upon other homes and lives the suffering
which daddy's sin has thrust into her own?
One can but, guess as to this.
But you'll have to agree it was a mighty selfish and naughty daddy
that would so treat a baby girl.
Seattle must have one of the char
ters that you read about but never
see when you have a gun, if, under it,
the mayor can suppress a daily news
paper for "attacking me."
"I wish you many happy returns,"
wrote an editor to a poet who had
sent him a poem entitled "My Birthday."
Henry Schumann-Heink a New
Jersey court crier, eh? Well, if his
voice is anything like his mother's,
New Jersey will have at least" one
George Stephenson's engine, "The
Rocket," weighed four and a half
tons, while a modern engine weighs
as much as a hundred tons.