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THE OPINIONS OF THE
To the Editor:
, "Why is it that men always forget
to wipe their-feet before going into
their homes?" asks Mrs. J. L. in your
issue of Feb. 7 in her letter com
plaining about her husband's habit of
entering the house without wiping his
Why doesn't she meet him at the
door with a pair of slippers and have
him put them on in place of the mud
Another thing, why object to "Bring
ing home "real estate," as she terms
the mud on her husband's shoes,
when the price of it is so high and
jcontinually going up. For instance,
agricultural land having increased
118 per cent in price in the decade
between 1900 and 1910, if Mrs. J. L.
would stop to analyze the effect of
this on her cost of living, she might
be able to give a cogent explanation
of the mooted higher cost of living
problem, which would be far better
than vexing herself about her hus
band bringing home a little mud on
Besides, if the cost of living were
reduced, many of us would have more
time to look after our personal ap
pearance. At present, most people
are kept on the jump continually in
order to earn enough to meet their
bills, and when they are through with
their day's work they are all played
out and in no humor to spend the few
precious free hours for anything else
but rest. J. Weiler,
1229 Macedonia St.
The hen of today is petted and
coaxed. The hen of bygone days got
kicked out of the barn when she was
looking for a place to lay an egg.
About 25 per cent of the total im
migration into the United States is
composed of women.
CITY COUNCIL REDUCES BOND
The city council managed to re
duce the bond issues $2,370,000 last
night. In the afternoon the finance
committee met with City Comptrol
ler Traeger and Corporation Counsel
Sexton and got busy with the prun
The reduction was the appropria
tions for fire stations and contagious
hospitals and the judgment funding
Aid. Coughlin attacked the one
man censorship idea and presented
an ordinance to create a board of
censorship of three men to be ap
pointed by the mayor. This was sent
to the judiciary committee.
Five bond ordinances to 'be sub
mitted to voters at April election.
Referendum ordered on four year
terms for aldermen, treasurer and
Resolution presented for investiga
tion of Municipal' Voters' League.
Ordinance presented for creation
of department of public welfare.
Extension of fire limits to city
limits proposed by order.
Theater ventilation ordinance
again attacked as unfair.
"TWO MINERS KILLED TO EVERY
PERSON AT LARGE IN U. S."
Denver, Feb. 10. Two miners have
been killed in the coal mines of Colo
rado since 1909 for every one killed
in the U. S. at large, James Dalrym
ple, mining inspector, testified before
congressional sub-committee investi
gating the coal strike.
"There are so many accidents in
the mines of this- state that my de
partment, hampered by lack of funds,
finds it impossible to do effective
work in law enforcement," he told
the committee. "Some of the coal
companies have not tried to obey the
The operators,, strikers, militia and
state government were all represent
ed at the opening session.