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has always been something of this
nature just a little beyond the un
derstanding of the finite mind; and
when man learns electricity some
thing greater, more awesome, will
come into man's hand to use, but not
to fully understand, and to prove the
existence of a master mind in con
nection with this wonderful universe.
J. Frank Pickering.
COME, STEVEN, ARE YOU UN
FEIGNED? Say, Allen Steven, do
you know what I think of your jour
nalism? I think there is neither
breadth nor depth to it. I do not
wish to criticize you, but I do believe
criticism and debates are the pinna
cles of progress. Therefore I shall
quote from your own writings. "You
claim you are for women." Still you
declare the necessity of wars, which
robs mothers of their husbands and
sons, daughters of their sweethearts
and puts a general consternation in
the entire home, leaves babes in the
cradle to the charge of charity. It
(war) annihilates the physically fit,
fills the world with cripples and the
blind, it reduces the self-supporting
to that of a mendicant or another
burden for the curbstone, an already
overdone lead pencil army. You are
for war. It can't be that you are
versed on the doings of the war traf
fiker and its underlying scheme
patriotism the illusion, profit the end.
You bet, Steven, I'm for liberty arid
freedom, a comfortable home with its
fireplace for every toiler, a loving
wife and children, the pride of home.
I'm for the liberty and freedom of the
wife and children, fresh air, whole
some food and sanitary playgrounds,
not dirty, microscopic alleys. But,
Steven, it is the present system that
brings on all these contagious and
bacillic diseases you speak of. Foul
air, insanitary living quarters, adul
terated food, men driven and robbed
of their vitality through exploitation.
It is not an insufficiency of war and
bloodshed, as you state. You may be
1 place the human race above the
Speaking of Mr. Henry Ford, do
you know he is one of the freatest
manufacturers we have? To my es
timation he is the greatest philan
thropist we have had. The workers
have homes they never had before,
they do not live in congested places
as they did, they have a bank ac
count they did not have in the past,
no man is required to work at the
same position if he tires of it, if a
man can't get along with the present
foreman he can be transferred to
another department. Union repre
sentatives never bother tbe Ford
plant; it is above their requirements.
Ford intends to improve conditions
from time to time.
But little I wonder at you, since
you have taken the stand to support
the plutocracy. Charles O. J. Lind
holm, 806 Belmont.
HUGHES AND HATTERS. If it
is true that Chas. E. Hughes is a
supporter of the decision of the Dan
bury hatters' case, then he lines up
exactly opposite to Pres. Wilson in
regard to labor, and as laboring
men's vote's must be in Ihe majority
how can Hughes have enough to op
pose Wilson for the presidency? A.
Wenzler, 1411 W. 73d St
A farmer in a small way walked x
into the offices of one of the great
fire insurance companies to insure '
his barn and a couple of haystacks.
"What facilities have you for ex
tinguishing a fire in your village?"
inquired the superintendent
The man scratched his head and
pondered for a little while. Even-
ttially he answered: "Well, it some- W
times rains." Ladies' Home Journal.
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There now rests in the Paris mu
see the grapeshot ball which struck
Napoleon before Ratisbon, April 23,
1809. The bullet caused but a trifling
for war and polygamy. I'm not. I
i flesh wound.