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Wave a flag, and stand Dy your coun
try and your community at a time
when they need the courageous, the
sensible and the patriotic!
Break, break, break!
The man who won't fight for his
country won't fight for his wife.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt;
but to love foolishly is better than
not to love at all. Thackeray.
THIS IS AWFUL
Somebody with nothing better to
do his invented Chinese shorthand.
Chinese shorthand! Can you
imagine it! And just look at the Chi
nese language already. Posterity
should be considered before a thing
Ifke this is done. Look ahead ten
or twelve centuries. Think what
an orgy the archaeologists will have
with the shorthand inscriptions they
find in the ruins of Hong Kong.
Look at the shorthand mysteries
that have been wished on this gen
eration by the stone-shipping Egyp
tian stenographers. Look at the
hieroglyphics the Greeks and the Ro
mans cooked up and left lying
Chinese shorthand certainly will
be ghastly for posterity.
AH! HERE WEARS.
THE PUBLIC FORUM
BELIEFS AND DREAMS. Mater
ialism vs. belief. Why has man al
ways believed in something? Be
cause belief is one of the funda
mentals that dominate humanity. A
belief in something outside and be
yond himself, a desire to get away
from his environments, has swayed
man from the beginning of things.
Can the sordid emptiness the ma
terialists offer satisfy this primeval
attribute of the human soul? Would
not this naked truth they set up as
the goal of human thought and as
pirations seem more attractive and
alluring if seen through the gossa
mer sheen of fancy? Are not dreams
after all more delightful than hard,
crude realities. Man needs the rain
bow of hope.
"Human hopes and human needs,
Have their root in human needs."
A Hobo, 917 W. Washington Blvd.
NATURE IS BEST CURE. It has
been interesting to read the com
ments upon C. P. Hunt's letter re
garding vivisection. . The replies
were characteristic of the physician,
but hardly becoming to the lady who
signed herself Bess H. The strong
est argument of "Physician" was
that it was through vivisection that
diphtheria antitoxin was discovered.
The statement is made in the physi
cian's dogmatic way as if it was ab
solutely proven and not to be gain
said. As a matter of fact, in the days
when diphtheria was from 25 per
cent to 50 per cent fatal, never was
a case recorded until the false mem
brane was formed and the patient
nearly dead. Today any case of in
flamed throat, of whatever nature,
that shows a single Klebs-Loeffler
bacillus is listed as diphtheretic. The
total number of cases recorded is
therefore much higher than before
and the mortality rate is really as
high as formerly, but the proportion
of fatal cases jto the total number