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At sight the gill is seized ; te h n
ket is thrown over her head; she is
bundled unceremoniously into the
chair, and away they carry their cap
tive, too frightened to murmur, to
the home of her-husband-to-be. A
kidnaped girl, If she" is wise, then
submits to the ceremonies usual on
wetid'ig ofca'ni"? tTip Iqw tires no
heerf of the kidnaping becai'pe public
opinion holds the man in the right.
It sometimes happens, however,
that in their excitement, the captors
get the wrong girl. If this gets to
the ears of the magistrate the guilty
ones are liable to severe punishment.
WHY COAST DEMANDS EXCLUSION OF HINDU
First because of his gross disregard
of morals, filthy personal habits and
general disrespect of American insti
tutions. He has no respect for white
Because .he has proven himself un
assimilable, herding apart.
Because, with an eagerness to
work for $25 to $40 a month, board
ing himself, he is undermining the
living conditions of white labor.
He exists o'n from $5 to $10 a
month, sending the rest back to In
dia. From California towns alone
$125,000 was transferred to India this
year. He can live a lifetime on less
He contributes nothing to the com
munity in which he lives.
Seldom bathes; will not eat food
prepared by an "infidel," not even If
it has been crossed by the shadow of
one of a different religion.
His many castes, deeply ingrained,
creates dissensions in tne camp.
Only the greedy exploiters of cheap
labor favor the Hindu influx.
COST OF LIVING STILL RISING
Say, boys, how would you like to have some girl take you out to a
dance, buy the refreshments and pay all expenses? And all just for the
sake of having your company. Well, that's the system in "deah old Lon
don." But there's no kissing or spooning business about it. It's just a plain
business proposition. Not a bad scheme, at that, for the English girls,
come to think of it.
You see it's this way. There are a lot of fellows in London who don't
make enough to buy an extra ice cream soda; also a number of girls who
have money to spare but no male companion. So when they want good
company, without having to pay for it in kisses, they go ov'. and hire a
decent, well recommended chap and let him carry the pocketbook until
they get home. If the "escort" gets "fresh" he loses his job.
It may work all right in Lunnon, but in these United .States it would
take a good imagination io picture American working boys and men acting
as hired "walkers out."