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shot an tin rabbits !n the state of
New Jersey, -with no penalty.
But there stoo'd those fatal seven
days and within sound of the gun
shot was a neighbor who had a
grudge against the Phillipsons.
The neighbor" -made complaint
against Oscar, he was arrested, and
a magistrate by the name of Snape
sentenced him TO JAIL.
It was in this same state of New
Jersey, a few years ago, that a learn
ed judge, in a case where parents
were suing a railroad which had
killed their little child, ordered a ver
dict of $1 for the parents, declaring
that the life of a small child could
not be held to be worth more than
Nobody connected with the rail
road went to jail for even one day.
But this boy DID iill the rabbit,
and he is in a cell in the jail here,
and in his cell he will stay for four
months, unless an appeal to the gov
ernor, which is being signed by nu
merous citizens of Pjainfleld and
Somerville, proves of some avail.
The appeal points to the boy's
clean record previously, to his prompt
and frank admission of his offense,
to the fact tha he is the "main sun
port of a very poor family, and asks
the governor to pardon him.
His mother has sent a pitiful plea,
in which she says:
"I can only pray and hope that you,
will consider my sorrow, and the f u-'
ture of my boy, who has tried so hard
to take the place of a husband and
father to us. This prison term will
be a blot on his character, and render
him less able to care for us."
So it's up to Gov. Fielder to de
cide whether "Jersey justice" reallyis,
a thing which punishes more severely
a boy who shoots a rabbit, than it
does a corporation which kills a
Old Ed Howe of the Atchison Globe
offers a suggestion to the ladies
which is passed on for what it's ,
worth. He says that they might get
through the Winter more comfort
ably by putting isinglass in the slits
and perforations of their garb.
"BOARDING" 'ROUND SYSTEM
Austin, Texac. If a parson has a
parsonage, why shouldn't a teacher
have a-i "teacherage?" That's the
question Mrs. Percy, Pennypacker,
president of the General Federation
of Women's clubs, is asking the club
women of the ciuntry as she makes
her official club visit from state to
state. r .
Mrs. Pennypacker -was a teacher
herself and she knows that "boardin'
round" is the bain of the rural teach
er's life, so she has' appealed to the
clubwomen to use their, influence in
having' a "teacherage" established in "
the country. Several .state federa
tions have appointed committees to
work in the interest of "teacher-v