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not the case. We are laboring under-
tne nauucmation tnat tne govern
- mental theories of our ancestry are
too sacred to be modified or reju
vinated to fit. our present utilitarian
ideas. Say Carey.
COLLEGE VS. JOLIET. I wish
now that I -had been sentenced to
serve four years in Joliet than to
have been sentenced four years in
college, as I was.
-Brother Sullivan, .the warden at
Joliet, is a pretty good fellow if one
behaves and does what is right It
is a real college where men learn a
trade, where they keep regular hours,
have enough to eat and medical
care, where, to a certain extent,
reading matter is allowed, an occa
sional movie, a lecture and regular
. Can a 'college student say all this?
How many college students learn a
trade, get th.e right nourishment, the.
right medical care and the regular
How many college men are free'
from worry? Worry kills more' peo
ple than work. Men in prison do riot
have to think if they do not want to.
But college men have to think. Some
of them go hungry and without
enough clothes to wear.
The man in prison is not aggra
vated or irritated by woman. He does
not have to fight the darts of Cupid.
But tne poor college student, about
the first thing he does is to fall in
love until he can't eat, sleep or set
tle his thoughts.
The man in prison knows just
where his next meal is doming from,
but most college students don't know
whether they are going to eat at all.
The "professor" at Joliet may take a
few, Bertillon measurements which
have to do with the body, but college
professors jare constantly taking
braitrmeasurements of the student in
classrooms. To fail to jmws these
measurements means that the stu
dent must take the whole year over
again, but in Joliet a day or two in i
the guardhouse is the panacea re
quired "fpr shortcomings. ,
I am ready to dispute everything
those professors ever taught me ex
cept that two and two make four,
but when in classroom the student
fears he will be given a mark below
passing if he disputes the professor
or the textbook selected for study.
In Joliet the convict is not forced
to read the bible or any other book,
nor need he fear any kind of mental
punishment 1 had to be in at 7
o'clock every night except by permit.
A rule like that naturally makes a
student want to go out and stay as
lon&,as hoot-owls and tom-cats, but
Joliet "students" go to bed, stick to
nature and are better off.
Every once in a while a smart Alec
relative tries to find out if ..one is
learning anything in college, so they
fire qoestions ranging from spelling
Constantinople to solving the fifth
equation. But the Joliet bird is not
disturbed with examinations of two
hours' pen-pushing or wise-guy rela
tions. Blessed be the convict Allen
BARRED IF A REVOLUTIONIST.
Society may be divided into four
classes: The plutocracy, the thinkers,
organized labor and the mental mob.
Big reformers are among the think
ers. Tongue-lashing reformers don't
win. Revolutionists represent calam
ity. Failures are on the reform or
der. People are afraid of the reform
It makes no difference that so
many imagine that the plutes and
public officials areth.e bulwarks of
law and order and that they are
the great and only champions of jus
tice and that any one who rebels
against their hypocrisies should be
shot to death in the Tower of Lon
don, put in prison and his head given
the once over; thinkeft know that
the great anarchists and compound
ers of felonies are the powers that
be. But only fools play the martyr
.game. Well-generaled reforms and