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lawyer, and asked him to serve. He
threw up his hands and said it was
out of the question.
Later on there was a judicial va
cancy to fill. A tKimmittee from that
lawyer's town calledon the.governor
and strongly recommended him for
Then Gov. Wjlson told the commit
tee the story I have just told, refused
to appoint that lawyer to "the bench,
"Gentlemen, I will never knowingly
appoint a moral coward to the
I don't believe President Wilson is
a man who changes his moral stand
ards over night, and that leads me
to believe that he will not fill Justice
Day's place with a moral coward.
Upsetting Precedents. President
Wilson holds the record as an up
setter of moss-grown precedents.
He has abolished the fool inaug
ural ball, delivered in person his mes
sage to congress and otherwise tried
to prove that a man may become
president k the United States and
still remain a human being.
It looks now as if he were about to
' take a fall out of Old Man Precedent
right where he lives in the worm
eaten, moss-grown U. S. senate.
President Wilson is making head
way by assuming that he has his
commission direct from the people
of this country, and that he is to use
all the power he has as president to
put into effect their will.
His position as 'to the senate now
is that senators know all there is to
know about where they stand on the
repeal of the canal tools exemption;,
and that there is no sense in them
monkeying for weeks and weeks and
weeks chewing the rag in senatorial
He wants action and wants it p. d.
q. And I have a notion that the
country will be back of him and will
be tickled all over to see him bust
into that senate chamber and muss
senatorial courtesy, dignity and other
forms of bunk all up so that it will
look like the inside of ? waste
Kick 'em in ithe slats, Woodrow.
Poke 'em with a sharp stick.
Creeds. I got my first light on
creeds on my first visit to Niagara
Palls. That was before the day of
automobiles and people rode in hacks
if they had the price.
There was terrific competition be
tween the many hackmen. They
would almost grab a tourist bodily to
get him into this or that hack.
I wanted to take the best hack, the
one that would take me on the best
route and give me the most scenery
for my money. So I asked questions.
I found that all the competition, ,
the jangling and noisy vehemence,
was mainly commercial; for all hacks
took the same route.
And I walked.
I started to go tp heaven in a Meth
odist hack. I saw my friends going
the same route in Presbyterian hacks,
Baptist hacks, Unitarian hacks, Cath
olic hacks, Jewish hacks and many
other kinds of hacks all going to the
I saw much strife, confusion and
competition between the various en
tirely earnest and enterprising driv
ers. And then I got out and walked.
I niay be a bit slower arriving at
the destination of all of us, but I am
sure I will find all my friends in the
same place when I get there.
I will ride, however, when we find
some vehicle that all of us can pile
into and ride together like the broth
ers we are.
In the meantime the .walking is .
good and I hail with friendship and
with love my brothers in each par
ticular hack as it passes by, hauling,
each of them as he wants to be
o o y1
You never can tell. Many a man
who fc thoroughly honest carries an.
Umbrella every time it rains.