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things in this country. - We have no 1
Emperor William, no Lloyd George,
no Redmond, no Lord Northcliffe
with a sincerely patriotic chain of
The more you read The Daj Book
publicly and hold it in your "hand,
where plutes and their underlings
can see you are behind The Day
Book, the more you arm yourself and
the rest of us with a weapon that Mr.
Bunk and Mrs. Piute and Mr. and
Mrs. Mutt will sit up and take no
tice Hadrian H. Baker.
JANE WHITAKER'S STORIES.
Jane Whitaker's stories are moving
and some of them heartrending.
They condemn the social order that
allows such cond'uions to exist, the
women who spurn the exploited out
cast, the men who make outcasts,
the men who demand virtue from
women and make dirty profligates of
themselves. They condemn the men
who assume that the law-making
power belongs to them and deny the
equal rights of women to participate
in government They condemn the
judges who sit upon the bench and
do 'nothing but fine women who are
victims of vicious men and corrupt
They suggest no remedy. But that
is obvious. It is equality among men
and women. Equality of opportunity.
Equality of wages for the same work.
Equality in the business of govern
ment that affects all alike regardless
of sex. t is equality in economic
conditions. It is the abolition of po
verty. It is the abolition of degrad
ing wealth. It is also the recogni
tion of the moral law, of the exist
ence of a law-maker whose penalties
are visited upon all violators alike. It
calls upon all to find out the moral
law and obey it.
The moving tales are but the vi
sioning to us of the results of the vio
lation of the moral law both indi
vidual and social. They emphasize
the great importance of the violation
of the moral law in social conditions.
They condemn utterly the ignoring
of morals in the laws and institu
tions that exist among us.
They call loudly upon each one of
us to find out what is right and what
is just in individual and in social life
and to follow the right regardless of
its results to ourselves. Whatever
comes to us from following the right
cannot be evil. George V. Wells.
MOVING THE CLOCK. Life
seems to be just one blamed thing
after another. Now we are told by
the capitalist press to push our clock
ahead and "save sunlight." Is this
just plain damphoolishness, evidenc
ing an empty cranium, or is it a vic
ious attack on the eight-hour cus
tom? The division of time is purely
arbitrary, but as the sun at meridian,
height is a convenient starting point,
and we are so familiar with the pres
ent system, why change it for such
a childish reason.
If any one wishes to arise with the
sun he has that privilege now. There
is no law against it. Any one who
needs assistance to get up an hour
earlier has only to set his alarm clock
accordingly. lie need not compel me
to do the same.
An advocate of this save-sunlight
movement says the sun rises at 4:30
a. m. and sets at 7:20 p. m., the in
ference being that we should work
through those 15 hours. Whatever
may be done in Europe, let us hope
there is not the foolishness to do
likewise in this country. Chas. H.
Hair, M. D.
A huge bowlder having ten acres
of surface above the ground, from
which granite is being taken foe
building the new Oklahoma state
capitol, is said once -to have been a
favorite bandit rendezvous.
Refusal of Texas militiamen to
volunteer for federal army service
along the border has reduced the vo
lume of intervention talk emanating
, from the statehouse at Austin.