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marked not only Catholics, but
Protestants as well.
I understand the new ruling means
simply this: Heretofore it took eleven
votes to drop a teacher; now it will
take eleven to retain her; so the
merit system about which we hear so
much has not amounted to as much
as people think, when an inefficient
teacher cannot be dropped.
I regret that teachers marked "ex
cellent" and "efficient" have been
dismissed from service, because we
have so many just the opposite.
However, I am convinced that the
members of the board of education
thought these members of the fed
eration were being used to maintain
that organization without fully real
izing that it is largely Catholic as to
membership, for which we are not
to blame the federaiton, but previous
members of the board, who have
turned our schools over to Catholic
influence. The spoils system Is noth
ing new. L C
TO BESS H. I am certainly
pleased that you take an interest in
me. You ask so many questions thaf
I can only answer a few of them.
You seem to object because I scold
like a parrot at times, but just con
sole yourself that a parrot does not
know what it is talking about
You flatter me with a college pro
fessorship. I am sorry to say that I
would not last as long as Scott Near
ing did at that work, because I would
not agree with anybody and they
would get sore the same as you did.
I used to work 16 hours aday, 7
days a week but people thought less
of me than when I quit and worked
only 8 hours, 5 days a week.
Alimonycally speaking, I am not
worth the thought of catching, be
cause the dozen dollars or so I bring
home each week for my hard work
is not enough to get excited over.
I am just a cheap clerk and a cheap
roomer. My room is .off from the
kitchen because I like to camp as
sear the food as possible.
Now that you know all this, do you
still feel worried about my single con
dition? If so, why don't you try to
convert me to double blessedness? I
don't say that you will succeed, but
it might relieve your mind.
Sirfessor Wilkesbarre says "self
exploitation is the first law of prog
ress." Maybe you would be more
pleased if I had married and still
posed as single.
Come over some time and see me.
Bring your friends and servants. You
have read how grand my personage
is because I have described it re
peatedly. Since you have read so much and
are still a "doubting Thomas," come
to my home, i will promise you that
you will be like the Queen of Sheeba,
who visited the court of Solomon. It
was so much better than she thought
it would be that she exclaimed: "The
half has never yet been told." s
I Have no gold to offer, but mental
peace, mental happiness and joy. I
care apt what your trouble may be.
With my feet on top of the piano,
table or as near the ceiling as I can
reach or some other unconventional
style, I will 'await your criticism.
HEARSTISM. It appears that
Willie's great desire may be realized
war with Mexico. Willie has la
bored faithfully for years to bring
Shortly before the breaking out of
the European war Hearst had pub
lished all over Germany that the
U. S. was going to take over Mexico,
in other words, absorb it He knew
this piece of news would reach Mex
ican tars and start the ball rolling.
A few weeks ago Hearst published
a double-paged map of the U. S. and
Mexico under one government It is
quite evident he thought this would
bring about the greatly-desired but
The Hearst ranch consists of a
million acres. Willie can't move it
into the V-. S., so why not move the