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tional authorities of the country to the effect
that no man can be Americanized by educa
tion, and thai if you try to do so you will
make him more dangerous than he was be
fore. Take, for example, theh Russians that
come 1o this country. "Very many of them
hate any government. To them, government
is obnoxious. The more you teach them the
more dangerous they become. You will not
Americanize them —you will make them dan
gerous enemies of all governments. The
mere fact that a man is taught to read, write,
and understand English will not American
ize him. . . . Anarchists who come to
this country do not become Americanized—
they remain anarchists, and present exper
ience is demonstrating that fact. Educate
them and they become just so much the
more dangerous." Senator Frelinghuysen
ventured to say that ewery man deported in
the "red ark" was a man of education. He
might have said, and with equal truth, that
there were very few senators who have the
education of Kimna Goldman and perhaps
not one whose education is equal to that of
Lenin, lie might have gone on to point out
that the most dangerous Bolshevists now in
America are a little group of millionaires.
university professors, clergymen, and college
graduates, and that there are some two or
three weekly newspapers in America, famous
alike for I heir little literary excellences and
their communist excesses. Evidently we
can not attain to the desirable goal of Ameri
canization l>y any educational process what
soever. Education may be, and unquestion
ably is. a most desirable thing. Hnt let US
not ask too much of it. It will not change
the skin ol the Ethiopian nor the spots of the
leopard. At the present time it is rather
more likely 1o turn conservatives into radi
cals than it is to turn radicals into conserva
But perhaps there is a way to Americanze
the alien, and perhaps the alien could tell
us vvhai that way is. That is where we have
made our mistake—we have not consulted the
alien himself. We have tranquilly assumed
that the Russian immigrant, for instance,
will lie so overcome by the glories of Amer
ica in comparison with the miseries of Rus
sia thai he will forthwith offer up peaens
of praise, renounce his old ideals, and sing
our patriotic anthems from an overflowing
heart. It has never occurred to us that the
new arrival will feel lonely and even a little
frightened and that a small measure of hos
pitality and kindliness would do more to
Americanize him than even the binomial
theorem or a compulsory learning by heart of
the Declaration of Independence. Sometimes
we gel a sharp reminder that the immigrant
does not always look upon us as we com
plaint ly look upon ourselves, and that even
our most vaunted virtues are not always
quite visible to him. I think it is Stephen
Graham who tells us somewhere that he
once met an old Russian Jew stolidly tramp
ing eastward through one of the Middle
Stales. Interested in all Russians, Graham
asked the old fellow where he was going.
"Back to Russia.'' was the reply. "Don't
you like it here.'" asked Graham. "The
country is a good country to earn money."
answered the -Jew. "but the people here are
cruel to strangers. They have no love in
their hearts. They laugh at my garb and
my long hair, and if I ask even for a glass
of water at a farm house they set the dogs
on me." "But arc things better in Russia?"
said Graham. "Remember you arc a Jew."
"Yes. I know all about that." said the old
man. "But at least I shall be on holy soil,
and I nhall be among men who love each
other." I have told the story in my own
words and from memory, but that old man
had looked for something in America that
he had not found. And for him it was so
greal a thing that he preferred Russia and
the ever-present chance of the pogrom. And
we do not even realize that it is lacking.
Instead of a little kindliness that would do
everything, we offer the First Reader, which
would do nothing. We allow these friend
less immigrants to be dumped into the hearts
of our great-cities to sink or swim as fate
may determine, to wander desolately through
the crowds that to them must seem & veri
table inferno. And then we wonder that
they become Bolshevists, that they remain
indifferent to the glory of a country that
to them must all too often seem like an
insatiable Moloch.—S. F. Argonaut.
Bridegroom (expectantly)— Now, my dear
father-in-law, I wish to say just a' word
about my debts . Father-in-law (slap
ping him on the back)— Debts, my boy?
Why, I'll warrant my debts exceed yours
three to one.—Boston Transcript.
Candles to be used on the dinner table
or on the birthday cake will harden if
chilled on ice for a day or two, so that they
will not melt and run down, nor will they
burn away so fast. If you find that the
candle is too large for the holder or candle
stick, just dip the end of it in hot water
niid it will soften enough to be forced into
the socket. Or if it is too small for the
holder, and wobbles around, dip in hot
water and force it down until it spreads out
and stands ready.—J. Estes, Memphis,
.Mexico's per capita indebtedness is one
ninth of that of the United States. The share
of every man, woman, and child in the debt
of this country is $223.12, compared with
$26.21 in Mexico. The principal of the Mexi
can debt on December 31, 1918, was 695,050,
--181 pesos (normally the dollar is worth two
pesos), of which sum 425,739,800 pesos had
been incurred before the Madero revolution,
and 289.310,381 pesos after that event. Of
this accretion to the debt 81,681,304 pesos
were arranged by the Caranza administra
tion. Unpaid interest a year ago amounted
to 170,892,417 pesos, including interest on
the railroad obligations, which were guaran
teed by the government.
"He never speaks when he has nothing to
say." "Then he would never do for a
stump orator."—Baltimore American.
A woman doesn't make very much head
way driving a nail, but did you ever see a
man try to wrap up a bundle of laundry?
"I say, Pat, how is it your nose is so
red?" ''Faith, an' it's just blushing wiv
modesty for kapin 'itself out of other peo
ple's business."—Farm and Home.
First Credit Man—How about Jones of
Pigville Centre? Second Credit Man—He
always pays cash, so we don't know how
honest he is.—St. Augustine Record.
"I see the ex-Crown Prine is going to be
tried for robbing and looting and murder.'
"If he had fled to New York in the first
place, why, now he'd be safe." —Life.
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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF
Washington, for King- County.—Tn Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Frank DeLao, De
ce -ised Xo. 26763. Notice to Creditors.
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has
been appointed and has qualified as I^xecutor of the
estate of Frank Delano, Deceased; that all persons
having claims against said deceased ' are hereby
required to serve the same, duly verified, on said
Tohn DeL.no or his attorney of record at the ad
dress below stated, and lile the same with the
Cleric of said Court, together with proof of such
service within six months after the date of first
publication of this notice, to-wit, within six months
from and after the 7th day of February, 1920, or
the tame will be barred.
Date of first publication February <th, 1920.
Executor of 'said Estate.
Address 701 Leary Building,
E. H. GUIE,
Attorney for Estate.
701 T.eary Building, Seattle, Wash.
February 7th, March 6th, 1920.
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CAYTON S WEEKLY
(Office 303 22nd Aye. South)
Regular, Reliable, Republican, Readable
Wants 500 New Subscribers
This is a Sample of what it sends out
No Friends to Reward or Enemies to
A Publication of Ideas Rather Than
Read for Yourself and Be Convinced
Gayfon'a Weekly telephone Beacon 3570.