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TO THE ENGAGED GIRL
"How," asks "Engaged," "can a girl be sure the man she loves means
all he says?"
The colcK iard fact about ,it is that Bhe can't Neither can he. Solo
mon, who knew a lot, said all men were liars; and human experience in the
centuries since iiasn't produced many reasons to change the verdict.
Not necessarily wilful and deliberate liars let's give 'em that benefit,
But let's also be candid. A man in love is like a man in drink he's too
intoxicated to ber responsible for all he says. . .
D'ye suppose there ever was a man in love, from Adam down, who
didn't swear by. all the deities that he'd never let the woman, take in wash
ing to support him? Yet the wash tub supports almost as many homes
as the flick and shovel.
Circumstances change. When a fellow gets down to earth after his
emotional tour of the &tars, he's apt to be practical and matter of fact. If he
remembers his ecstatic promises at all, it is vaguely. The wise woman
doesn't presume upon them. She just marks off the discount to profit and
loss and thanks her luck if there's enough left to make the basis of a wopc
" ing agreement.
No, dear, you can't believe all that Romeo tells you; but you can judge
him fairly well on form. Is he kind to his old mother? Has he kept a clean
record in the responsibilities -around his present home? Has he good men
friends who believe In him and trust him? Back of the froth and em
broidery of his impassioned chatter do you detect the rudiments of plain
horse sense? Has he shown gumption in tackling the business of making
a living for two or more?
If so, and you really love the chap, and would-be willing- to -gare'lpota-toes
for him until death do you part, then we guess it's alt.rightl ' :
o o . -
PROTECT AMERICAN LIVES IN
If those who are clamoring loudly
for the protection of American lives
in Mexico had one grain of sincerity
in their systems they would confine
the.ir clamoring to the protection of
American lives in the United States
annually sacrificed unnecessarily to
our industrial greed.
In operating the railway systems
of the United States during 1912,
10,-585 persons were killed and 169,
538 were injured. In operating our
coal mines we are killing between
two and three thousand able-bodied
men every year, mostly by prevent
Unnecessarily, one baby in every
three dies in the United States before
it reaches its second year. This
takes no account of thousands of
boys, girls and women whose lives
crushed by overwork in. mills, fac
tories and sweatshops. .New York
City alone has 185,000 homes, where
women. -and children work all the
time that they do not eat and sleep.
They are working in insanitary sur
roundings and at starvation, wages.
These-American lives are sacrificed
without' any patriotic yelps from
statesmen like William Aid en. Smith,
or editors' like John R. McLean, Wil
lian Randolph Hearst and Harrison
PROHIBITIONISTS TO PICNIC
The Prohibition Central Club of
Cook County will hold a box lunch
picnic in Lincoln Park on Saturday
afternoon and evening for the pur
pose of developing the social spirit
onion g Prohibitionists of this city.
Plans will also be considered toward-
enlisting the support of the women
stunted and whose, health is j voters tor the Prohibition party.