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didn't want to'Iive. But I was forced
to and I returned.
"Up to the time of that experience
I had .been an agnostic, disbelieving
in a hereafter or a spiritual state of
existence, but my.whole point of view
of life was changed":--1 never since
had a shade of doubt in regard to a
spiritual state of existence. A man is
double and the body is the lesser part
of him. I don't speak of a future
state as speculation, but simply as
Mayor Harrison charges that a
conspiracy between surface and ele
vated railway magnates in Chicago
and financial powers caused the city's
failure to obtain any bids for the
$130,000,000 subway project, for
which bids were -advertised. The
mayor said he believed the surface
and elevated interests combined to
prevent construction companies from
offering to take the contract.
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MAY BREAK IT
Ella Have you made any New
' Emma Yes, I've resolved not to
write it 1913.
MRi. YOUNG DON" f AC'r-r. WITH
CHANGE OF BUDGET PLANS
A resolution drafted by Trustee
Sonstenby of the finance committee
of the school board was objected to
by Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, superin
tendent of schools, yesterday at a
meeting of the board. The effect of
the resolution was to take the prep
arations of the educational budget
out of the hands of the superin
tendent and place it in the hands'of
the secretary of the board. The
resolution in part reads:
"Resolved, That the secretary be
and hereby.is instructed to prepare a
budget along scientific lines."
"I don't think Mrs. Young has any
objection to the resolution," said 'Mr.
Sonsteby. "Have you Mrs. Young?"
"I do not understand the claim
made in the implication that "the
budget was never made up on a
scientific basis," answered Mrs.
Young. "The budget has been made
up on a per capita basis."
Trustees Peterson and Roulston
voted for it, while Trustee Rothman
and President Reinberg and M. J. Col
lins voted against it.
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OURTHINKERS ARE GOING BACK
Civilized people, especially thosT
living in cities, are rapidly losing the
power to think, according to Prof.
Arland Weeks of the North Dakota
Agricultural College, who contributes
an article to the current issue of the
American Journal of Sociology.
"It was never more easy for a sim-..
pleton to live," he writes. "It is no"
longer necessary to understand prin
ciples and constructions to be able to
use machinery. The easy environ
ment of modern life, with few condi
tions of surprise, swings the beam to
ward devolution and degeneracy."
"Vicious women always outvote
the virtuous," cries a Methodist
bishop. But could they outvote the
virtuous men? Far-be it! Far be it