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lavages had been repaired and for
gotten. Now it has come again. History
is repeating . Another generation of
American citizens is drawn into the
seething, twisting convulsions of an
other hurricane of hate and com
munities all over this country are
The pity of it all is that those most
deeply affected are earnest, honest,
patriotic men and women whose very
souls are stirred by the belief that
they are fighting for the free institu
tions of their country, and they are
ready to fight with all the zeal of
martyrs. Most of them are entirely
honest in their belief that they are
saving the country from a foreign
menace and their public schools from
And on the other side, objects of
hatred, are just as honest, earnest
and patriotic men, women and chil
dren who are entirely innocent of any
unpatriotic designs, and 'who can't
believe that their creed, their church,
has any unfriendly designs on the
wellbeing of our common country. '
I am writing as one absolutely op
posed to any union of church and
state and as one who would -stand
with the last for our public school
system. But also as one who can
not hate his brothers and sisters be
cause of any difference of opinion, no
matter whether it be of politics, creed
or something else.
I am glad I don't hate anybody
For hatred punishes more the man
who hates than the man who' is hated.
Hatred is a sickness of the mind that
eats into the soul like a malignant
I am little interested in kings, czars,
emperors and other rulers of men. I
am little interested in Catholic, Pro
testant, Jewish or other clergy. Any
or all of them might do something I
wouldn't approve, or attempt to do
something I don't think should be
done. But that wouldn't make me
hate the members of their churches
any more than the conduct of a shep-
f herd would make me hate sheep.
But I would condemn the politician
be he Protestant, Catholic or Jew
who would fan the fires of hate to
further his own selfish ends.
CONFESSES MURDER OF FOUR'
MOB VIOLENCE FEARED
Indianapolis, Ind., March 23.
Vernie Lewis, who confessed late yes
terday to being the flatiron murderer
of the Balding family in Terre Haute
and was brought here to escape al
most certain mob violence there, was
safely held in the county jail today
in the custody of Sheriff Coffin.
VILLA TO INDEMNIFY McMANUS'
RELATIVES PUNISH SLAYERS
Washington, March 23. Through
Gen. Palafax the Mexico City Villista
authorities today formally apologized
to the Brazilian minister, who is act-
ing for the United States in the Mex-l
ican capital, for the murder there of
John B. McManus, American, accord-'
ing to state department advices.
' Des Moines, la. Elvira Brugiani,5
6, cremated, and mother, Mrs. Peter1
Brugiani, fatally burned by fire in'
Vancouver, B. C. 50 known dead,
scores injured, when snowslide swept '
mine bunk houses at Howe sound; 35 '
Springfield, Mass. Death dis
closed that Miss Florestine Beaudohv
had masqueraded as a man 24 years, '
working in Holyoke paper mills, be
ing denied employment as a woman.
St Paul, Minn. Fire starting in1
Essexbldg. did $100,000 damage and'
for time threatened business district.
J. R. McConochie, printer, will be'
buried Wednesday. Funeral is at 2
p. m., 4039 W. Madison st. Wm.
Thurston Brown and Arthur Morrow
Lewis will speak. '
Seymour Stedman, Socialist may-'
oralty candidate, will address N.
Austin Imp. ass'n at Odd Fellows'
temple, 808 N, Parkside av., tonight, '