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license, but from a general contempt
for all laws that seems to invariably
follow in the wake of dry legislation.
Tile teaching of moderatipn and the
use pf light wines and good beer will
develop industrious, healthy, intelli
gent, well-behaved and sober citi
zens. . Herman F. Ziervogel, 1833
UNIVERSAL MOTHERS' PEN
SIONS. Judge Neil is one of test
friends that woman ever had. But I
.would go even further. I would give
every woman who . dares to have a
baby, whether married or, single; $60
a month, with no questions asked.
We could then put all investiga
tors, snoops, rubbernecks, charity
regulators and anaemic reformers, to
some useful productive labor, such
as hoeing potatoes, instead of keep
ing them on the charity payrolls, a
dead expense, that must now come
out of the poorly-paid workers.
The morals court would have to
shul down, because the visible sup
ply of misery would be cut off. There
is only one worse hell shop on earth
than the morals 'scarlet letter"
courts, and that is the saloon or the
war in Europe.
In some respects the European
war is more humane, because it kills
men, women and children instantly,
while our puritan morals court tor
tures women from the time they be
come mature and healthy to their dy
ing day. Even the child Js followed
unto the third and fourth genera
tion between head, experts, psycho
pathic know-it-alls, morals inspec
tors, investigators and virtuous, bald
headed judges who, like Solomon,
have waxed old in years, ready to say
"All is, vanity and anguish of spirit"
Read Pearson's magazine for Feb
ruary and March, if you do not be
lieve me. Read it and then please
tell me all that the American flag
"stands for." Why do people often
say "to hell with the flag and the
constitution?" Because officialdom
enforces unjust laws, soph as! forc
ing Mrs. Byrne to eat in a brutal
manner, because she" teaches truth,
-science and birth control.
Why, is patriotism dead? Because
unjust law declares children illegiti
mate and punishes parents for mar
rying. Why are Socialists gaining?
Because mothers are, starving, chil
dren are hurled into institutions and
mothers are sent to hell. . This is the
law in free America.
A- pension of $60 a month to every
woinan with a baby will enable every
woman to kick out bodily every
drunken husband and worthless male
companion, and give all Magdalenes
a channce to live for her child part-of
the time, instead of all her time for
worthless blisters who won't work;
Wpman would be cleaner and more
'particular about her male compahr
ions . because she would have $60, a
.month steady income. Allen Ste
ven, 3854 N. Robey.
FOOD "SHORTAGE"? How
much longer are the people of this
city going to submit to extortion
(perhaps highway robbery would .be '
the fitter term) in connection with,
the fopd prices? While the dealers
are merrily boosting prices and the
newspapers are "aiding them by pub
lishing articles about food shortage, ,
the farmers in Iowa are wondering
what all this hallabaloo is about;
No wonder, for here is what the
farmers around Knoxville, Iowa, re
ceived for their products during
Christmas week, when Chicago deal
ers were- busy bleeding their custom
ers. For fresh candled eggs they got
just 34 cents a dozen, while you, Mr.
Easymark, paid 50 cents. . For but
ter they received 27 cents a pound; m
for cream, 36 cents a gallon; for llve'fl
hens, 13 cents a pound; roosters, 6
cents a pound; broilers, 13 cents a.
pound; ducks, 10 cents a pound;
and for turkeys, for which we are
annually "held up," they received 20
cents a pountLfor young ones and 14
cents a pound for old ones.
Ponder on this, you who paid 35