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WEDNESDAY MORNING.
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HITCHCOCK AND THE INTERESTS
IN his annual report Postmaster General Hitch
cock recommends the establishment of the
parcels post on the rural delivery routes, with
the weight of eleven pounds as the limit. Mr.
Hitchcock has the reputation of being one of the
best friends of the interests, and if he preVails in
this he will do them a real service.
The express companies do a very limited busw
ness on the rural routes. They've got to yield to
the demand for a parcels post and would like to
confine it as much as possible to that limitation.
Why an eleven-pound limit, and why only on
a rural route? The German parcels post system
will transport anything up to a 100-pound trunk
from the far corner of the German empire to the
far corner of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Is it
impossible for the United States to do what for
eign countries can do? Or is it only that the con
sent of Hitchcock and the express trust can't be
obtained?
ANOTHER PRIVILEGE DEMAND
GOVERNOR CLARK of Alaska has recom
mended in his annual report that the coal
deposits of that territory be thrown open
to development, giving as a reason that there is a
supply estimated to be sufficient for America's
needs at the present rate of use for 6000 years and
Iliat therefore conservation can serve no general
good and docs harm to Alaska by hindering its de
velopment.
This is a plausible argument, and it is good if
we intend to go on in the old way of letting the
few exploit the many. There is no way apparent
whereby, if the rich deposits of Alaskan fuel are
thrown open to lease or sale, their operation can
be prevented from gradually, if not immediately,
falling into corporate hands. In these days big
corporations swallow the smaller until there is a
monopoly. No way has been found to prevent it.
The opening of the Alaska fields might result
in fortunes for those individuals enterprising
enough to get there first, but in the end the people^
at large must pay for that as well as the fortunes
later spent in absorbing them, plus a big profit.
Why should not the government itself develop
these fields for the benefit of the whole people?
America is fast being converted to the idea that
all the necessities of life should be kept out of pri
vate hands and retained by the government, city,
state or national, as a trustee of the people.
. The widespread unrest all over the world to
day is the result of the exploitation and robbery of
the many by the privileged few. If the American
government wants to sow a new crop of dragons'
teeth and reap a crop of revolution it will continue
to turn over the common riches, and particularly
such necessaries as fuel, to private hands. If not,
it will keep and administer them for the benefit of
all at the lowest price.
INTERESTING BRITISH POLITICS
BRITISH politics present just now many
points of interest; many presages of crucial
change; many signs and portents —mostly
misleading to those who look on from a distance.
More than ordinarily true is it that all parties are
trusting everything to expediency. The real bed
rock issues are not on the surface.
The Unionists (not to be confounded with our
labor unionists) comprise that part, nearly the
whole, of the Conservative or Tory party most
opposed to home rule for Ireland. They are the
natural champions and henchmen of the house of
lords, since it is never over Tory legislation that
trouble with the upper chamber arises. Thus the
willingness of the Unionists to sanction a reform
of the hereditary chamber is decidedly in the
nature of a counsel of expediency, to ward off a
worse event. Since "needs must when the devil
drives," even the lords themselves will consent to
be mended rather than ended—the more than pos
sible alternative.
And so, led by that cynical scion of the house
of Cecil, Arthur James Balfour, patrician defender
of "philosophic doubt" (no connection with vulgar
plebeian agnosticism), dilettante scientist and
dialectician, part} and leader alike represent no
principles save "what we have (of power and priv
ilege) we'll hold, if possible. Failing that, we'll
make it an act of grace to let go as little as
may be."
The Liberal party, not over sincere m its hos
tility to the lords, yet hard put to it to maintain
its wonted attitude of dignified marking time while
lashed on the flank by its own radical tail and
kicked from behind by the Labor (Socialist) party,
has protracted its dire threatenings, its parleyings
and "conferences" till it can no longer disregard
the public command to "cease its damnable face
and begin ;" and so it has gone before the country,
not without an eye to the off-chance, maybe, that
a perplexed and disgusted electorate may come to
the rescue and elect their opponents. They slipped
out of office (and responsibility) in this way under
Lord Rosebery a few years back.
Again, expediency will doubtless play it- part
in the Labor party tactics. Many a Liberal
will be left uncontested, not only for fear of help
ing the lords, but also because the Labor element,
while taking little stock in either tariff reform or
free trade as fundamentally affecting the economic
situation of the masses, are on the whole disposed
to consider free trade as the lesser of two evils.
There are other reasons why the Labor party,
which is mostly Socialist, may not make it^ full
logical showing this time, Beginning well, they
later disappointed their supporters by weakening
(iff toward opportunism. Victor Greyson com
plained that many who went out as white mice to
permeate the parliamentary cats with their views
came back "looking like white kittens."
Editortal Page §f 15he Her^ald
HANDS OFF THE CENSUS
NATURALLY the distress of Seattle and
Portland—anger in the case of the latter
city, a dispatch has it—over the exposure
of their census padding is great. Tn place of the
admiration they expected—and in truth deserve
for their splendid growth—they are getting chiefly
scorn.
The lesson of their exposure is that municipal
ities should keep their hands off the federal census.
A Portland dispatch says that the "repeated asser
tion of Portland's three principal newspapers that
a large percentage of the population had not been
counted caused the Commercial club to carry on
a 'pink slip' campaign. This resulted in the secur
ing of 25.000 names alleged to have been missed by
the official enumerators.'
Methods like this can have no other result in
a city burning with desire for numbers and spurred
by its press to produce results than padding, l'n
Los Angeles the .assistance given to the enumer
ators was limited to appeals to people to see that
they were counted, and places were denominated
where they could leave their names if they had
been overlooked. That is legitimate, but beyond
that no city has a right to go.
In a .way the exposure of the northwest cities
makes the showing of the California cities all the
more creditable by comparison. That we grew so
handsomely that we were not even tempted to re
sort to unfair methods is made a shining fact by
their tactics, but. unfortunately, we shall have to
bear a part of their odium, for many of the com
ments of the envious eastern papers will be in
discriminately aimed at "those western census
padders."
At one time Los Angeles felt some apprehen
sion of the growth of Portland and Seattle and had
a slight fear that one or both might be serious
rivals for Pacific coast pre-eminence. The census
announcement completely dispels the fear. They
will never see anything hereafter of us but our
dust.
BUTTING A STONE WALL
TIME was when an action like the one brought
this week by the government against the
$230,000,000 sugar trust would arouse great
I interest, but not now. Once it would create some
hope of relief, but that is no longer so. In the past
few years suits have been brought against the
Standard Oil company, the tobacco trust, the
Northern Securities company, once before against
the sugar trust, the Union Pacific Coal company,
and the New York, New Haven & Hartford Rail
road company, as well as against several lesser
combines. How much has resulted from them in
the way of tangible benefit? Or of harm to them?
Civil suits against great trusts are a waste of
time and gray matter. The resources of the money
power are so great that if the sugar combine were
broken up tomorrow its place would be taken in a
week by another, and its able lawyers would con
trive some way to outwit the law. Combination,
anyway, is here to stay and everybody may as well
get reconciled to it and devote study not as to how
to stop it but make it a force for good instead
of bad.
The Sherman anti-trust law contains in its first
three sections provisions for fines aggregating $15,
--000 and imprisonment of three years for any PER
SON who violates its provisions. If the sugar
trust has done that some MAN OR MEN have
done it and are entitled to prison stripe 9. The
spectacle of a few law-defying trust directors peer
ing through the bars would have a wholesome de
terrent effect. The fining or the dissolving of a
trust won't.
Guilt is personal. A corporation does not break
the law. but rather the men who conduct its opera
tions. You can't punish a trust by fines, for, as
the window glass trust has defiantly done, it will
recoup by reducing wages or, as the Standard Oil
does, it will raise the price of its commodity and
take the penalty out of the public.
If it is impossible to frame laws that the smart
trust lawyers can't find a way to escape, civilly and
criminally, then the alternative is for the govern
ment to take over the ownership of such produc
tion as has fallen into the hands of monopoly.
Queen Wilhelmina proposes to start a goat
farm. She can get material to stock up' with
among the Americans who always rally when the
party boss shouts "Vote the ticket straight."
Evangelist Billy Sunday says that in a recent
revival he had 6000 converts and collected $12,000.
Yet some people foolishly ask if revivals pay.
It appears probable that when Foss gets
through with him the name of the senior senator
from Massachusetts will be Dislodge.
Arizona will have the shortest constitution of
the states, and it is suspected the interests wouid
like it about 100 per cent shorter.
Not all Englishmen have such a prejudice
against American dollars as the party leaders.
Some of the dukes, for example.
A rooster in a New York poultry show sold for
fifteen hundred dollars. And they led us to hope
that poultry was going down.
It is thought that the late Count Tolstoi was
the only man in Russia without a "sky" or "ovich"
ion the end of his name.
The present indications are that the Mexican
"revolution" may end before the moving picture
men can get there.
Taxes just paid and Christmas at hand.
As Milton said, life is just one doggone thing after
[another.
Our forecast of the British election is that the
'ouse of lords will be pretty badly 'it by the voters.
The fly in the Christmas ointment is the danger
'hat it will bring another aftermath of turkey hash.
Uncle Joe ought to be the leader of the minor
ity. He led it into its minority condition.
Fighting in the Mexican "war" is almost as
dangerous as playing football.
The shop early admonition wasn't meant only
for the women.
JULIE OPP IS A SUFFRAGETTE, BUT
HUBBY, HE'S GREATEST OF 'EM ALL
PUBLIC LETTER BOX
TO CORRESPONDENTS—Letters Intended for publication muiit be accompanied bjr Old
name and address of the writer. The Herald elves the widest latitude to correspondents,
but assumes no responsibility (or their view*.
LIKES EDITORIAL PAGE
Editor Herald: I have been waiting
for some one to send in a few words of
commendation for the improved ap
pearance of the editorial page, but lest
will be Judged an ungrateful crowd,
will pluck a bouquet from my own
garden and toss it to you. It is well
merited. J. R. KITTS.
Los Angelea, Cal.
BILLBOARDS AND THE LAW
Editor Herald: To what end was all
the late agitation against the un
sightly billboards if one Is allowed to
build them any height he pleases? I i
may be wrong, but am under the im
pression that an ordinance was passed
restricting the height to eight feet. If |
so, why the unsightly thing at Pico
and Main streets, and others I might
| mention? Why is not the Law en
forced? Does not this laxity tend to
bring all law into contempt? K. .
Los Angeles, Cal.
A SHOCKED ENGLISHMAN
Editor Herald: Today's foreign dis
patches tell us that In hia address to |
parliament yesterday Lord Loreborn,
chancellor of England, declared that
In order to gain for his country the
coveted friendship of these United
States of America 't Is absolutely nec
essary that the Irish be conciliated b?
granting home rule to the emerald
isle. Shades of Cromwell, John Knox,
the Puritan fathers and William of
Orange! Can this be true. Can it be i
possible that our great republic is thus
handicapped in its alliances? I for
one cannot believe it. Will The Her
ald or it 3 Letter Box contributors
throw some light on the subject?
SAMUEL ABERNATHY.
Los Angeles, Cal.
A HOLIDAY SUGGESTION
Kditor Herald: At this time there are
many earnest appeals through the
press for shoppers to do their Christ
mas buying early In order that the
clerks should not be worked to ex
haustion, making the holiday to them
a time of dread instead of one of joy.
As a little help in that direction I
would suggest, as Christmas day fal!
on Sunday, that those who pay their
employe! weekly might pay them their
waj<es a day or so in advance, say
Wednesday or Thursday. I am sure
that such a kindly action would be
reciprocated. J- R- K.
Los Angeles, Cal.
OLD MAID EXPLAINS
Kditor Herald: Ouch! What a slap
Mr. Arthur has given me In yesterday's
letter to your paper.
As to the subject in discussion Sir.
V. Longley has expressed my Ideaa
perfectly, and I hope It will have some
weight in deterring many couples from
bringing little innocents into poverty.
Now, I know men and women that
are living single lives because they
arc handicapped in their first start in
life by supplying the wants of young- j
er members of their families and of
other ne'er-do-well parents. If these
bachelors and old maids are helping
these married good-for-nothings to
live the life God intended them to,
what in the name of common sense arc
the single ones doing? The life that
Satan Intends them to? In doini? our
duty to God, we must not forget our
country.
My advice to the couples in ques
tion is to remember that love sever
win flu empty stomachs,
There Is an old adage which says,
When poverty comes in at the door
love flies out at the window.
We have to use the talents God has
given us, even though it's only one, to
the best of our abll.iy.
A VINEGARY OLD MAID.
Los Angelos, Cal.
JULIE OPP
USURY LAW NEEDED
Editor Herald: The thing most need
ed in California ts a usury law. The |
other states, or most of them, have:
such a law, and why not California,'
which Is more in need of it than any?!
The attention of our lawmakers has j
been called to this matter from time
to time, but they have failed to act,
and moneylenders continue to charge
all the Interest they choose. During the
last session of the legislature I wrote,
to my representative on the subject,
but he declined to act, saying that "a
usury law would keep capital out of
this state." I asked him if he thought
the usury law of New York kept capi
tal out of that state? He made no
reply, but then a reply was hardly ex
pected, as he was a stockholder in a
usurious moneylencling concern. I
sent him statistics showing how much
money was loaned yearly in Califor
nia on mortgages, and, approximately,
how much money was extorted aa I
usury. But this made no difference; j
it was like pouring water on the back
of a duck. Those who lend money,
not those who borrow, have the In
fluence. The borrowers of money In
California are very numerous, and
they are excellent voters, but when it j
comes to making laws they don't count.
They pay millions as usury and no
one is willing to protect them.
Loa Angeles, Cal. O. B. S.
WASHINGTON'S EXAMPLE
Editor Herald: To the sixty or more
happy but befuddled women workers
and "boosters" of a club recently or
ganized to put woman suffrage down
and out, please sit up and take notice
that our sister state of Washington
has passed the woman suffrage bill!
Shall California be lacking in this wise
example?
I quote from my brother's letter this:
"Every county goes yes by a big ma
jority and nearly every precinct gives
2 to 1 and up to 8 to 1 in favor. Thir
teen out of fourteen of our wards here
in Seattle voted 'yes,' come up and
vote! Aren't you ashamed to be still
in the kindergarten class?"
I am ashamed to know that thero
are even sixty women in the city of
Los Angeles who are so fanatical as to
believe {ha.t women do not deserve nor
<li\sire equal rights with the male man!
May I not give Fome excerpts from
the brainiest, busiest and most bril
liant students of the human nice and
century? First is the opinion of honest
Abe Lincoln:
"I go for all sharing the privileges
of the government who assist In bt.ar
ing its burdens, by no means exclud
ing women."
"Those who are ruled by law should
have the power to say what shall be
the law* and who the lawmakers.
Women are as much interested in legis
lation as men, and are entitled to rep
resentation."—William Lloyd Garrison.
"I think thero will be no end of the
good that will come by woman's suf
frage, on the elected, on elections, on
government and on woman herself."--
Chief Justice Chase.
Henry Ward Beecher believed that
women would be fully protected from
harm. He says: "We need the par
ticipation of woman in the ballot box."
In Idaho Governor Brady says: "if
every question of right and wrong
could be decided by the majority of
the true women of the country there
would be no question about the safety
<,i our institutions. I am unqualified
ly in favor of woman suffrage. Idaho
has luftrage,"
I will close with what "Teddy"
Roosevelt says: "The mother, to be
a true mother, must be more than a
cross between head nurse and house
keeper. Shu must have an interest in
outtlde things to keep her own self
1. Yea, I believe in woman suf-
Aml M do I. FLORA W. FOX.
Loi Angeles, Cal.
VOTES FOR WOMEN ROW
MAKES GREAT ACTOR SAD
English Star Tells How Her Hus
band Would Fight Anyone
Who Ridiculed 'Cause'
"Yes, I am a Buffragctta and ear
nestly sympathize with the English
wpmen and their efforts," said Julio
Opp In her dressing room at the Ma
jestic last night, "but my husband
(William Faversham, the actor) la the
greatest suffragette of them all. He
attended the great demonstration of
Votes for Women enthusiasts in Lon
don last spring, and when he returned
to our home he said:
" 'My clear, I stood in the streets of
London today and cried. 1
"'What!' I exclaimed.
" 'Yes, I' actually shed tears as I
saw that groat body of splendid crea
tures sacrificing dignity and pride in
their desire to do so much for their
fellow countrywomen and themselves. I
" 'I saw the most beautiful women I
have ever seen in my lifo, and I was I
so Inspired by their earnestness and
their courage that 1 would have.
fought any person who had dared to
ridicule them or their cause.'
"But my husband is an Englishman,
and he appreciates, as few of you
in America can, just what intolerable
laws women must live under there.
He knows the ignominy and humilia
tion which a woman must suffer for
her children's sake, and the abuse and
insults which husbands may offer I
their wives without coming within
I reach of the English laws, which are
all made for men, so that women may
find little or no refuge in them.
LAWS Ori'KKSS WOMtS
"There is a powerful organization
among the theatrical folk in England,
and 1 belong to the Actress 1 Franchise
league, of which Mrs. Ben Webster
i is a member. You have no idea how
i barbaric the laws governing women,
: tlioir children and their property are
|In England. Those things are still
i regulated according to the ideas of the
', Middle Ages, or time of the cave men. |
•'For myself, perhaps I do not need
the ballot, for I am my husband's
prime minister—the power behind the
throne, as it were. Formerly X used
to think that sufficient. I did not
realize that all women were not situ
ated so that they might be represented
at the polls as they would like. When
I did realize this, however, with it
came the awakening that 1 must not
stand in the way of women who need
ed the ballot to right their wrongs, who
needed power to make the law 3 which
should control their children and reg
ulate tho disbursements of that money
which they paid in taxes.
"Both Mr. Faversham and riyself
are earnestly Interested in the -work
| which women do, and we find that,
generally speaking, it is of a much
higher quality than that of men. For
Instance In this play, we tried over
and over to have men arrange the
scenes for the first uct and finally
gave it up. Then we found two wo
men who did it in the beautiful man
ner it is now planned. The same is |
true of all branches of intellectual
work. Women work through th ir
emotions, then their hearts, never
through a feeling that they must do
ei"ht hours of labor and then Btop,
or with any realization that it is din
ner time."
ENTHUSES OVER CALIFORNIA
Miss Opp found it hard to speak of
any subject impersonal as woman's
suffrage when she was bursting with
enthusiasm concerning California,
"This is my first impression of thiH
wonderful state. I rind thu moat ex
traordinary spirit manifest. It is quite
continental, not at all like the east,
and still less like anything I found
in the middle west. lam delighted
with the kindliness, the pluck and the
energy of everyone. X^rom wonderful
San Francisco, that great city built up
with such courage from its ru.ns, all
down the cuast I found fresh beauties
which excited my admiration."
Thu great, dark, glowing eyes of the
speaker Hashed with the enthu-iasm
which she expressed so plainly in
countenance as well as words, and
her pleasure in all those things which
are essentially Californian was evident.
"There is more poetry here and more
imagination, your sunshine perhaps
causes that, and gives everyone
such helpful and optimistic views. I
had beard much of California from
many friends and the most wonderful
woman in the world, Mrs. Robert
Louis Steven.;on, wna our house guest
in England last year and spoke olten
of this western country. When I visit
ed her in her lovely Santa Barbara
homo last week I commenced to ap
preciate some of the things she had
told me, and now that I have lived
in the climate longer, breathed your
ozone with its ocean saltness, its
mountain coolness and its flower-pir
lurried sweetness, I wonder less at the
praises which travelers and your own
residents sing."
TO ADDRESS WOMEN
Mi-is Opp will speak before the mem.
ben of the Friday Morning club Fri
day concerning the Drama league of
i America. "I •■ mder that you haven't
;l branch out here," Sho said. 'It is so
wonderful a tiling and I know Cali
fornia women are always interest d in
what is most helpful and progressive"
This drama league was founded in
Chic.To and its god-father is Junes
O'Donni'll Bennett. It was begun by
a group of club women who decided
that they wouU use their efforts to ad
vance the standing of the slage, and
to improve the taste of the playgoer.
"I suppose my interest in this ia a
little bit personal," continued the ac
tress, "for the play 'Herod,' which we
used last year was the first play to
be noticed by this league, and I made
my first speech before the members
at its first meeting in Chicago.
•'By raising the standing of the stage
I do not necessarily mean exploiting
something dreary and heavy. I" think
II brilliant scintillating farce may be
just as worthy of praise and commen
dation as a tragedy, and surely it is
more worth while to encourage laugh
ter than tears.
"I am told that the dramatic com
mittee oi the Friday Morning club fol
lows much the same plan as that In
the league. Reading: new plays, and
studying that which is worth while at
the theaters will eventually raise the
public taste anil these clubwomen are
making a laudable and most encourag
ing effort in this work, and one which
every thoughtful actor will appreciate
deeply."
NOVEMBER 30, 1910.
What the Tariff
Costs You
(fharlM Johnson Pont. In N. T. World)
TAXING THE WASHWOMAN
When the wrinkled, chapped laun
dress finishes tho week's wash and de
livers it Saturday night she has re
c-elved during her week's lubor the
following blessings from the Payne-
Aldrich tariff:
On her soap she has been tariff
taxed 20 per cent.
On the wrapper in which the soap
comes, 25 per cent.
On the ammonia that helps to keep
the flannels soft, 25 per cent.
The washing soda is tariff-taxed V*
of v penny a pound.
The starch Is tariff-taxed 1% cents a
pound and the borax 2 cents a pound.
The bluing is protected with a 30 per
cent tariff.
She wrings them out on ft wringer
tho metal castings of which are tariff
taxed 1 cent a pound, and the wooden
frame 35 per cent and the ribbed rol
lers 35 per cent.
The washboard Itself Is .riff-taxed
35 per cent and the ribbed zinc 1 6-8
cents a pound.
She dumps the damp olothes into a
wicker clothes basket that la tariff
taxed 35 per cent
If Instead she balances herself on tho
flro escape the rope Is taxed the same
and the pulley is also taxed 45 per cent.
A wooden frame dryer is taxod S5 per
cent.
She gathers them in the tarlff-t*xed
basket and irons them with irons
tariff-taxed 8-10 of a penny on a pound.
She heats the irons on a tariff-taxed
stove; keeps her coal In a scuttle
tariff-taxed 45 per cent. If she uses
charcoal it is taxed 20 per cent, or coko
20 por cent. Even the matches aro
tariff-taxed % penny a dozen boxes.
"Mony a mickle makes a muckle"—
motto or match trust.
On the tub over which she bends and
scrubs there is a tariff tax of 35 per
cent. The bench or chairs it rests on
are taxed 35 per cent and the paper
pail besides them is tariff-taxed 36 per
cent.
The big boiler in which the clothes
are boiled is tariff-taxed not less than
45 per cent.
If she has been able to save up and
get a mangle, the metal castings for
I it are tariff-taxed 1 penny a pound, tho
wooden rollers 35 per cent and the
framework 35 per cent. Nothing is too
small and no one too poor to be over
looked.
A HEARTY LAUGH
Being the rtaj-'i beat Joko from th» news
f-xchanges.
They were on their honeymoon. Ho
had bought a catboat and had taken
her out to show her how well he could
handle a boat, putting her to tend the
sheet. A puff of wind came, and he
shouted in no uncertain tone: "Let r<>
the sheet!" No response. Then again:
"Let go that sheet, quick!" Still no
movement. A few minutes after,
when both were clinging to the bot
tom of the overturned boa.t, he said:
"Why didn't you let go that sheet
when I told you to, dear?"
"I would have," said the bride, "if
you had not been so rough about it.
You ought to speak more kindly to
your wife."—New York Evening Post.
Far and Wide
BUSY DATS
How glad the candidate will be to re
new the acquaintance of his family
about the 9th inst.—lndianapolis Star.
GETTING SOMETHING, ANTWAY
Illinois, not having yet convicted any
grafters, in thinking of trying the pos
sibly more arduous job of convicting
the jurors who acquitted the grafters.
—Pittsburg Dispatch.
STILL HAS HOPES
Col. George B. M. Harvey has not as
yet succeeded in finding any evidence
that Colonel Roosevelt was mixed up
in the crime of '73, but ho is still hope
fully poking around.—Pittsburg-Ga
zette-Times.
DOESN'T SOUND REASONABLB
In its collection of rare old pictures
the New York Mail numbers ''Andrew
Carnegie refusing to be interviewed^"
Rare? Is there an authentic one in ex
istence ?—Pittsburg Gazette-Times.
WAS 2X INCHES ENOUGH?
"Twenty-one inches of snow in Penn
sylvania." Has to be pretty deep there
in order to get the white to show at all.
—Chicago Evening Post.
SUNFLOWER PHILOSOPHY
A church member is regarded as lib
eral if he has a good many friends
. mong- the sinners.
Wo have always had a notion that
a favorite stunt of the impudent men
is to apply at the cash stores for credit,
conscience will disturb a guilty man
as long a» a dyspeptic rr taste pork
--us „', or a doughnut fried in grease.
If you are knocked out, don't give
up too easily. Look yourself over; then;
I- another fight .in you, If you will
cut «-ut your fool ways.
While women are the greatest
chur''igoers, we have observed that
they are more likely to discuss hats
than the sermon when they return.
The people are watching you all tho
time as much as they watch a candi
date during a campaign. The only
safe course* is to be careful every day.
You will never know what a real
crank b until you become acquainted
with an art crank. The prohibition
crank and tho lodge crank are pretty
bad, but they lack the enthusiasm for
idiocy that distinguishes the art crank,
—Atciilson Globe.

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