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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AKD PUBLISHER.
900 SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
T;nfc,. Editorial, Monroe SS3
telephones Circulation, Monroe MM
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chlcagro.
SO cents a Month. By Mall. United
States and Canada. J3 OS a Tear.
Entered &s second-class" matter April
21 1H, at the postofllca at Chlc&jro,
111., under the Act of March I, 1879.
TRAGEDY OF A GUN IN THE
HOUSE. A Cleveland street car con
ductor was awakened at night and
told by his mother there was a bur
glar in the house.
Creeping to the top of the stairway,
pistol in hand, he distinguished a dim
form' in the dark hall below.
"Who's there?" he questioned.
He shot, and killed his daughter.
The 6-year-old girl was walking m
The sympathy of every father will
go in full measure to the victim of
this terrible tragedy.
But still the thought will not
It would not have happened if he
hadn't had a gun!
cessory before the fact In all attacks
on little girls by placing the. age or
consent at 10. By so doing a state
promotes, encourages and fosters tne"
very offense, which once committed,
permits southern "chivalry" to glut,
its lust of blood.
Georgia and North Carolina alone,
are gibbetted before public opinion m,
placing the age of consent at 10. But
some other states are nearly' as bad.
In Mississippi it is 12 and in Alabama,
Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee
and New Mexico it "Is 14.
THE AGE OF CONSENT. While
the mayor of Atlanta, in defending
the murderers of Leo Frank, has sam
that "when it comes "to woman's
honor there is no limit to which we
will not go to avenge and protect it,"
the men of Georgia are allowing the
age of consent to remain at 10 years.
If Georgia men are really so bent
on protecting woman's honor, why
do they not follow the example or
those states In which the age of con
sent has been raised to 15?
Nor is Georgia alone among the
states in this connivance at sexual
crimes against children,. North Car
olina also constitutes herself an" ac-'
Some people think Adam and Ever
had a snap in the Garden of Eden
but who today would want to eke
out a bare existence?
The man in the moon Is a good deal
of a cheap skate he only needs four
quarters to get fulL
Never mind, little school boy, it's
only nine more months to vacation
,Many a man has to pay cash be
cause his wife doesn't
Hubby will soon have to roll out oT
bed an hour earlier to boom the furnace.
No real friend will ever ask If
you've Jaid In your winter's supply of v
The czar is still monarch of all he
surveys but his survey doesn't exr
tend as far as it used to.
The Russians onught to be healthy
they retire early.
A Minnesota hunter lost a fat roll
of money while chasing a prairie
chicken. A good many fellows have
had the same experience chasing a
He who helps another helps him
self. Did Col. Roosevelt put that idea of
an hereditary presidency into China'a ,
Taft is terribly against the watch- ,
ful waiting policy as to Mexico, yet
BUI was a good waiter when, the Mas '
matter was ud W him- - -