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THE LITTLE, FISHES AND THE
"Oh, see the pretty little fishes!"
cried the Innocent Bystander.
"Yes, indeed," replied the proud
Custodian of the Fishpond. "As a
Nation we excel in the production" of
pretty little fish. And the best of it
is that presently each wiil grow up
and become an Ornament to her
"But look at those ugly Catfish
that lurk at dark corners and gobble
up the little fishes! Oh, can't you
"Dear! dear! Something must be
done about it. Something must be
done at once. Let us appoint a Codn-
mission and investigate the Causes
of the Catfish Appetite for Minnows!"
"Is it because the poor -little fish
have to live on only five worms a
week, that they fall a prey to the de
signing Catfish, do you think?"
"Tut! tut! preposterous! Any fish
that wanted to, could live on five
worms a week and Remain Virtuous.
No. There is something radically
wrong with the Home Environment
of the Minnows. Or possibly they are
Depraved by Nature and swim volun
tarily into a Catfish's mouth. Other
wise, it must be a sheer love of finery
that leads them to do it"
"But the Catfish are so big and
fierce and the Minnows so weak and
little." mourned the Innocent By
stander. "Have patience. The Commission
will decide what is morally wrong
with those Minnows in just a minute.
They must then be trained to keep
out of , the way of the Catfish, flo mat
ter what it costs us to teach them."
"But ! Why not let down a Net
with coarse meshes and scoop out
all the wicked Catfish, leaving the
Minndws free and unmolested?"
"Not at all! Not at all! That's
no solution of the Problem! There
have always been Catfish in this
Pond, so of course we will have to
leavA tKMo 52, "Sa "e Had hot
ter do is to educate those Catfish not
to eat the Minriows!"
NOTED BEAUTY SEEKS $50,000
HEART BALM "
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St. Paul, Minn. Attorneys for
beautiful Rose Steinberger have filed
suit on her behalf for $50,000 dam
ages against Walter P. Butler, 21, son
of a rich contractor and builder.
The complaint relates that at vari
ous times between July 26, 1912, and
Fed. 14, 1914, Butler promised to
marry Rose Steinberger, and that the
wedding had been arranged, tb take
place at the St. Paul cathedral on the
Miss Steinberger was at one time a
shop girl. She is noted for her beauty.
It is said that Butlers family knew
of the friendship of the young people
and endeavored to prevent their marrying;
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