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"We understand that Paterson,
N. J., has seceded from the United
States. The chamber of" commerce,
the mayor and the chief of police
among them have abrogated the con
stitution and have decided that they
will use force to prevent Miss Eliza
beth Gurley Flynn from addressing
the mill workers. The rulers
of Paterson are about the most dan
gerous citizens this country har
bors." Paterson realizes fully what its at
titude toward free speech means, for
this is what Chief of Police Bim
son, backed by the mayor and other
ofBicals, replied to Miss Flynn's con
tention that she had the right to
"Yes, you have the right to speak,
but we have the power to stot) you
and we are going to do it!"
Inez Milholland Boissevain, Mary
Austin, and other New York feminists
came to Paterson in October, rented
a hall for Miss Flynn and announced
they would back her in her effort to
break the silk town's censorship. But
the police stopped the meeting a sec
ond time and would not allow any of
the speakers to be heard.
The next day Miss Flynn was arrested.
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Binks I wonder if it's true that
gtniuses do not make good husbands,
inks You might ask my wife.
NERO GRABBED HIS LYRE
as he started for the fire, and as he
romped along he piped a ditty: J'Oh,
Rome is burning down and I hope
the dad-burned town will be suc
ceeded by a reg'lar city! I desire a'
ceuudi man ctuu a, uiauu new city S5
hall, and I'd like to have a play- il
ground by the river; so I hope the
hose will bust and the mains will
choke with rust, and I hope the mo
tor engines are a flivver!" Now, poor
Nero was a man with a well-made:
city plan, ana a scneme to Duild a.
first-class civic center; he would doj
away with slums, build a flop-house!
for the bums, and a httle cozy cot-'
tage for each renter. Although he!
was a king he could never do a
thing toward the building of the city
as he planned it; little wonder then
his song when he heard the clanging
gong, little wonder when he found a
blaze he fanned it! But the people of
the land didn't seem to understand
and they whispered, "Our old king's
committing arson!" Everybody
cussed and swore and the people
made a roar, from the man who
laundered sewers to the parson. Ne
ro, when he saw his fix, called in half
a dozen dicks, and he s.aid, "I didn't
start this conflagration. But the ru
mor is afloat, so we'll have to find,aj
goat, so's to satisfy the people of the:
nation. I will furnish you the means,
frame it on the Nazarenes, so my
poor old hungry lions can have din
ner!"' We who live in modern times
love to talk of Nero's crimes, but
you see he wasn't such an awful sin
ner. Charles B. Driscoll.
Take one dozen large oysters and
cut them in smal pieces and put them
in double boiler and place over fire.rs
vvnen tney Begin to simmer season
with salt, pepper and a dash of nut-'
meg. Beat the yolks of 2 eggs light;
add to the eggs iy2 cups of cream
and turn into boiler with the oysters.
Cook for two minutes, then turn over
slices -of hot buttered toast.