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of evidence against hiin ;which fie
tries to explain away while one feels
he is waging a losing battle, only to
discover that the judge understands
these people betterthan the by
stander and the boy is fined nominal
ly and promises to never again use
scales that are not tested and sealed.
A scrap between two women,
neighbors. Oh, it sounds truly aster-
rible as the Mexican war and yet it
dwindles down to a sjammed screen
"door, and some one slapped some
one's face, but the telling of it takes
more than half an hour.
Two patriarchs with flowing
beards. Stop, one patriarch with a
flowing beard and the other minus
half of the beard and looking as odd
and dejectSd as a rooster with part
of his tail feathers gone.
What was it all about? Oh, very
little. One peddler who staked a
claim in the Maxwell street market;
another peddler who staked the same
claim but added the weight of ten
cents paid to the marketman.
A fight between, the sons, and a
tugging of beards by the older
"Who has pari of this man's
beard?" demands the lawyer for him
of the plucked whiskers? But the
riddle remains unsolved, only the
one with half of hisliairy adornment
missing looks sadly at the judge, and
runs his hand regretfully over the
spot where white skin now shows in
stead of stiff hairs.
But with the wisdom of Solomon,
Judge Fry untangles it all and finally
the combatants disappear from the
A man picked up intoxicated. He
is about 35, married and has one
child. He earns $15 a week and he
admits that this wage doesn't really
warrant the luxury of intoxication,
but he isn't ver going to do it again,
and it is the first time he has been
arrested, and so he goes away prom
ising to tell his wife the truth.
A man about 50 who gives his
name as James Killian, and his an-
T tagonist, Frank Trevy. Killian1 hasa
beautiful face for an artist to capy.
It is so expressive of suffering nobly
born and of sweetness, but he sleeps
somewhere in a barn and he gets
very drunk and challenges men to
"come out and beat him up' 'and
some of them, like Trevy, accommo
In the past iKllian's very fine face
has probably influenced Judge Fry,
for the judge remembers that many
times before he has given Killian an
other x chance, and so this time he
doesn't have any faith left in the
Straightforward eyes and the low
promises, and Killian is fined.
And so it goes. It is humanity in
its coat of many colors. To the es-
thetic, much of it would be disgust
ing and much of it in bad odor, but
it isthe "humanness" of humanity
that makes it most lovable.
MEXICO WAS CIVILIZED 5,000
. Mexico City, Mex., April 24. Mex
ico was civUized'5,000 years ago. No
Huerta was here to rebel and over
throw the government. Of course, the
same system of rule by might existed, -but
some constructive accomplish
ments resulted. And listen, property
owners. Think of street pavement
lasting 5,000 years. Streets that an
cient have been discovered by recent
excavation covered many feet deep
by volcanic eruptions, but in wonder
ful state of preservation. Paving wa"s
built to last in those days, but that
was before bond issues were invented.
American contractors can take a les
son from prehistoric man. If they will,
streets need not be renewed every
few decades at great cost.
GOOD AT FIGURES
Helter They've hired a ladies'
tailor as paying teller at the Suffra-
Skelter A tailor! ..Why?
Helter He understands women's
figures. Magazine of Fun.