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trolled hail insurance and a non-partisan
primary and election system.
The lumber, flour, meat, railroad,
steel and other trusts will probably
find much to interest them in North
Dakota when a non-partisan gover
nor and legislature, backed up by a
non-partisan supreme court, get
down to business. And if non-partisan
government pans out in this one
state il will spread. The farmers
are beating the city workers to it in
the way of organizing politically for
self-protection. More power to, the
North Dakota Non-partisan League!
SEGREGATION. I am here again
because Rev. Meyers advocates a
"segregated district" and as long as
some of these gentlemen are talking
of "regulating crime" I have a few
words to say.
Pastor Meyers is not an exception ;
there are plenty of well-fed pastors,
priests, rabbis and other "uplifters"
who spend much of the time In well
heated parlors and are willing to
"spend" a few hours wiping vice off
the earth. Not long ago some, of our
distinguished councilmen, unless I
am mistaken,' Mr. Geiger and Mr.
Nance, proposed a farm "for fallen
women." The pastor wants a "segre
gated district," I, for one, do not.
And here are the reasons why.
The very idea of "segregated dis
tricts" means "regulation and recog
nition" of crime and vice. The man
who talks of establishing a certain
neighborhood in which miserable
women shall be confined and made
the victims of men is very simple
minded, if not a brute. .
I guess that no man would talk of
regulating murder, blackmail, swin
dling or theft.' Mayor Thompson
would not dare to set aside a part
of our city where murder, blackmail,
theft and swindling could be safely
committed. Why, then, talk of es
tablishing districts or institutions in
which there may be "lawfully" com
mitted the most contemptible crime
against "our fallen sisters," as his
honor, Judge Fisher, pleases to call
them at some of the meetings where
much interest is shown in vice?
If Pastor Meyers thinks that men
must be vicioys, why not establish a
farm where vicious men may be sent
to receive "moral enlightenment,"
as prescribed"by the "morals doc
tors," Aid. Nance and Geiger. Let us
not permit the "uplift pest" to put
the blame on woman only for every
wretched creature living in the pro
posed segregated district would glad
ly change places with some of our.
magnificent and erudite vice regula
tors, who talk so much about vice
and whose social system made the
"fallen sister" what she is.
And if there is any "segregating"
to be done, let us, above all, not seg
regate our heads from brains. The
talk of segregated districts is a proof
of the "segregation of brains."
Let's hear some ideas on this seg
regation dope. L. Lesnicki.
THE VALUE OF IMAGINATION.
I think that in Mr. Sweetland's
keen criticism of Steven he father
overshot the mark. Imagination is a
necessary element in the mind that
enables us to reason. Without imag
ination we are unable to understand
. Steven in his remarks about the
single tax shows a total lack of imag
ination. If he had been able to draw
a mind picture of the landowner sit
ting comfortably sheltered by the
side of a vacant, unimproved tract of
land, watching the tenant expend
capital and labor in producing wealth
from it, and the periodical opening of
the landlord's pocketbook for the
purpose of storing away" a large por
tion of the wealth coming from that
land, he would have understood that
the landowner as such is nothing but
He receives, but does not produce.
The power of reception comes from
the establishment of the monoj