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Skygac's Column
(Written especially for The Toiler.)
Deceit is deception even if the war
makers did excuse it with the politP
name of camouflage. It is a character
istic of savagery and a capitalist class
necssity. "Business is business my
boy!"
Capitalism has made deception an
art. Black art as it wore.
Always think and act in the interest
of those who rule and rob you and you
will always bo spoken of by those who
rule and rob you as a good, loyal,
patriotic godfearing citizen. But what
a price to pay for praise!
Every conceivable way (except the
ONE and ONLY way) to achieve the
solidarity of tho working class. The
one and only method is by and through
the spread of correct scientific infor
mation Scientific Socialism.
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There are no short cuts to science.
How can a tew exploit the many
and not allow the many to find out
how it is donet Ask the modern school
ing 'am She oueht to know but alas,
in nine cases out of ten she don't. It
is tl.e deceit of the modern educational
svstcm.
Piute Press idiotorials are now tel
ling us all about starving Russia How
she has plenty of raw materials and
plenty of man power, yet starves. Then
they tell us it is because of the wrong
teachings of sovietism. More deceit.
What the P. P. fails to tell is the fact
that you can not work up raw mate
jinls without machinery and the Allied
blockade keeps Russia from getting
tho necessary tools. The P. P. has toU
so many lies that a few more or loss
reaMy makes little difference. In the
mean time tho soviet idea has spread
to the four corners of tho biblical earth
and worried the exploiters of mankind
muchly.
The difference between the value of
laboring power and the value of labor 's
product is the bone of contention be
tween the workers and the master
class. Every clash of the classes is over
this difference or other minor matters
which arise out of this condition. The
problem of the master class is to find
some manner or method whereby the
clash of the classes may be avoided
aud jet. .allow the master class to kttg
the difference between the value of
labor power and the value of labor's
product. A leather medal (made of imi
tation in conformity with tho spirit
of the times) containing a replica i'f
the famous fourteen pointless points
will be given to the first person who
can accurately foretell just when tho
master-class will give up their fruitless
search.
Our struggle to live drives us for
ward. Onr master-class training holds
us back. Wherin lies our free-moral-agency?
Social production has grown too largo
for capitalist-class ownership. Social
ownership must follow.
"President releases political prison
er" press hoadline. Mrs. Kate Richards
O'Hare pardoned by the president after
two years imprisonment. Thus gradual
ly do we elarn that there really ARE
political prisoners in this used-to-be-land
of the free,
Form a card of thanks published in
the local paper we learn of the in
fluence of modern industrialism upon
everything including funerals. "Wo
wish to thank our friends and neigh
bors and also employees of Machine
company, (where she worked) and
Motor Company (,wh?re he worked) for
the kindness and sympathy shown us
during the illness and at the death
of our wife and mother, C. B. and
children."
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All the political parties of tho master
class should vie with each other for
the rights to the populer song," I'm
forever blowing bubbles, pretty bobbin
in the air." But the worker who chases
tho?e pretty bubbles is a Dubb of tho
tribe of nonry.
Next time you get a gold back bill
take it to the nearest bank and insist
on getting a gold piece for it. You'll
have some fun listening to the banker's
explanations Tho gold back bills carry
a promise that they will be redeemed
in cold. They are a government prom
ise. Ask your banker first if the
promises of the government are of
my value. When he answers "yes"
then spring the bill. Both of you will
probably loam something by what will
follow.
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We had a street meeting in our town.
A National organizer for the S. I'
.poke on the main stem, oh about the
plum plan and every thing (except the
class-struggle). She said the city
manage? had told her she could not
peftk and the prosecuting attorney
had told her she could. Who said we
couldn't have free speech in this
country if we ask for it real pretty,'
Tho extravagant workers are now
paying I6e for a (what-used-to-be) -rc
loaf of broad. The lure of the loaf will
lead the people into bolsbevtsra yet,
Prom a recent pronouncement of the
G. A. I! one learns that they have
gives up the ideals of Lincoln. Lincoln
cherished the hope that America might
have a "government of, for and by
the people." The G. A. R., or rather
the commander-in-chief of the G. A. R.
In i message published in the American
Legion Weekly says the 0. A. R. stands
firmly against Bolshevism and soviet
rule." Soviet rule is rule for, of and
by the people.
Congress impertinently expressed it
self about FTome Rule for Ireland the
ether day. Wonder when it will express
itself about home rule for US?
PALMES AND DEPT. OF JUSTICE GRIDIRONED
While the world and the masses
struggle on towards ideals ot peace
and Arcadia the Rotary Club still meet
and formulate plans for defeating the
world 's ideal,
see
We used to speak of them as the
W AS III N ( i TON Forgery. perjury
and assault have boon committed by
agents of Attorney General Palmer m
the course of "continued .violation of
the Constitution and breaking of laws
by the Department of Justice", ac
cording to a damning indictment, back
ed bv affidavits and photographs,
made public here by a committee fo
distinguished members of the American
bar.
This sensational allegation of per
sistent criminality among the highest
law officers of the government is
addressed "To The American People"
Mid is called a ' ' Report Upon Illegal
Practices bv The United States Depart
ment of Justice." It is a report to
the National Popular Government
Leaguo and is signed by the following
lawyers:
7.. Chafee, .lr., Cambridge, Mass.
Professor of Law, Harward Law
School.
Felix Frankfurter, New York,
Harvard Law School.
Prof, Ernst Freund, Chicago, 111.
Prof, of Jurisprudence and Public
Law. I'nive. of Chicago, Author
of "Standards of American Legi
slation," etc.
Swinburne Halo, New York.
Attorney-at-Law, Late Captain Mi
litary Intelligence Division, Gener
al Staff, U. 8. S.
Alfred ilea, Baltimore, Md,
Late Judge of tho District Court.
Attorney-at-Law.
Jackson IF. Ralston, Washington, D.
0. Attorney-at-Law. Member Amer
ican Bar Association.
Roscoe Pound, Boston, Mass,
Dean of the Law School, Harvard
University.
David Wallersteiu, Philadelphia, Pa.
Attorney-at-Law; Member Amer
ican Bar Association.
Frank P. Walsh, New York and
Kansas City. Attorney-at-Law.
Tyrell Williams, St. Louis, Mo,
Dean of the Law School, Washing
ton University.
Francis Fisher Kane, Philadelphia, Pa,
Attorney-at-Law, U. S. District At
torney, resigned.
Preliminary to more than fifty print-
with blackjacks, Struck with fists,
jailed under abominable conditions, or
actually tortured. Exhibits are in our pos
sessions and affidavits and evidence
of these practices.
The Fourth Amendment to the Con
stitution provides:
" 'The right of the people to be
secure in their persons, papers, and
effects, against unreasonable search
es and seizures, shall not be violated,
and no Warrants shall issue, but upon
probable cause, supported by Oath or
affirmation, and particularly describ
ing the place to be searched, and the
persons or things to be seized.'
"Many hundreds of citizens and
aliens alike have been arrested in
wholesale raids, without warrants or
pretense of warrants. They have then
either been relpased, or have been de
tained in police stations or jails for
indefinite lengths of time while war
rants were being applied for. It has
been established iu open court before
Judge Anderson in Boston, Mass., that
warrants of arrest wore dispensed with
pursuant to express written instruct-)
ions from the Department of Justice
at Washington. The cases are far too
numerous to catalogue, but typical in
stances may be found in Exhibits. The
secret instructions of the Department
also appear as Exhibits,
In countless cases agents of the
Department of Justice have entered
the homes, offices or gathering places
of persons suspocted of radical affil
iations, and, without pretense of any
search warrant, have seized and re
moved property belonging to them for
use by the Department of Justice. In
many of these raids property which
could not be removed or was not us-v
ful to the Department, was intention
ally smashed and destroyed. One Ex
hibit is a photograph of the interior
of a house raidod by the Department
of Justice. Other Exhibits give a recent
opinion of the U. S. Supreme Court in
a non-radical case, condemning seizure
without warrant by the Department of
Justice, and the opinion of the U. S.
Circuit Court in Montana in a more
flagrant case.
We do not question the right of
eriean people. American institutions
have not in fact been protected by the
Attorney General's ruthless supreesion
On the contrary those institutions have
been seriously undermined, and rev
olutionary unrest has been vastly in
tensified. No organizations of radicals
acting through propaganda over the
last six months could have created as
nuch revolutionary sentiment in Am
erica as has been created by the acts
of the Department of Justice itself.
''Even were one to admit that there
existed any serious "Red menace''
before the Attorney General started
his "unflinching war" against it, his
campaign ha? been singularly frutiless.
Out of the many thousands suspected
by the Attorney General (he had al
ready ilsted 60,000 by name and his
tory on Nov. 14, 1919, aliens and citi
zens) what do the figures show of
net result? Prior to January 1, 1940,
there were actually deported 263 per
sons. Since January 1 there have been
actually depcrted 18 persons. Since
January 1 there have been ordered
deported an additional 529 persons.
The Attorney General has conse
quently got rid of 810 alien suspects,
and, since we know of no successful
"Red prosecutions of citizens by
him, he has, on his own showing, at
least .r.9,l!0 left to cope with.
"It has always bei-n the proud
boast of America that this is a govern
ment of laws and of men. Our Con
stitution and laws have been based
on the simple elements of human
nature. Free men cannot be driven
and repressed; they must be led. Free
men respect justice and follow truth,
but arbitrary power they will oppose
until the end of time. There is no
danger of revolution so great as that
greated by suppression, ruthlessness,
and by deliberate violation of tho
simple Tules of American law and
American decency.
"It is a fallacy to suppose that,
any more than in the past, any serv-
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The Black Sheep.
Chapter XXXIV.
The Father's View.
When Gustave Anderson eame home
from the office that evening, his wife
informed him, of their daughter's new
departure from the straight and narrow
path, in which she ought to walk. She
told him, that Olive had received, and
answered a letter from 'that man',
and also that she had broken with
poor Frank Cartwright. This was the
unkindest cut of all. For it was Mrs.
Anderson's fond ambition, to see every
thing between Olive and Frank go well.
She looked upon Frank as an ideal
young man, principally because he went
to church when Olive went, and be
cause he was physically and mentally
to weak to be wicked. It must be said
to the credit of Olive that she had
tolerated the boy's attention, practi
cally for no other reason than that it
pleased her mother. This it was that
caused Mrs. Anderson to storm and
rave about the girl's action.
As usual, however, Gus. Anderson
refused to become excited. Nothing
Lis wife ever said or did either, sur
prised or excited him. He had always
made his living by his wits, and ho
had learned from experience that wits
are dulled by excitement. "A man does
not do his best thinking when all up
in the air," he was wont to say. "Ho
generally gets himself into trouble, and
trouble don't pay." Anderson did not
like trouble when it affected him or
his. He did not mind making trouble
for other people, if by so doing, his
ends were served. He was a typical
Teuton. He loved to carry the war into
the other fellows territory whenever he
found it necessary to carry on war.
At home he frankly admitted that
he had surrendered to his daughter
and that he had accepted his wife,
as an unavoidable visitation. Tonight
he listened to her story with his usual
noncialange, while he made himself
comfortable in his old arm chair in
front of the fire place. He reached over
and took his tobacco box from the
center table and methodically filled
his pipe, springling little grains of
tobacco over his well proportioned, and
not. ton immnnnlfltp nHriAman "Movf Tin
ant of the people can safely con- laboriously hoisted his right foot upon
stitute himself their ruler. Any such his left knee and struck a match on the
contention is a denial of the fund- 30,e of snoe- He now lighted his
uinental American theory of the con
sent of the governed."
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a bad reputation. The recklessness of
it."
"That's her, bless her skinny little
heart. I wish I could be like her.
V. hen she thinks she sees the right
of a thing, she just naturally forgets
herself and dives right in regardless
of consequences. I feel that I'm a
better man since I have been forecd
to defend her actions. Her conduct
wasn't good business. It has cost us
money but there is no dodging the issue
she was right." Taking his pipe an I
blowing a fragrant cloud of smoke
toward the ceiling, he continued, "anil
as for writing to a total stranger, let
me tell you Ma. I don't believe that
the human heart knows strangers. It is
only as we compete to livo that we
grow shy, scared, and suspicious of one
another. I did not know vou when
we were married and hang it I don't
know you yet. Never will I reckon.
But one thing is certain, that when
you laid that little girl in my arms,
nearly twenty years ago, right then I
became pretty well convinced that we
were tied pretty well together. And
" after that it did not make so much
lowly spud but that was before the chaige, the lawyers made the following
davs when the world was made safe statement
oil pages ot exhibits to prove their, trie Department of Justice to use its
agents in the Bureau of Investigation
for democracy. Lowly spud (if 15c a
pound? Well hardly!
Some people call 'em spuds and some
call them potatoes. Most people don't
call them at all now but just remem
ber how they used to taste. . I
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Borne members of the upper class
nay use the overall for a coat of legs
but you can gamble that none of thorn
trill adopt the overall as a coat of
arms
We bad to acquire acquisitiveness to
emerge from the jungle, but while we
were at it wo never looked too closely
at the method of acquiring nor did we
bother our head about who it was
cquired from. Those who have acquired
the most, still plainly show their jungle
origin. They have a large bump of
acquisitiveness but are lucking in the
refinements of earing about tho method
or the victim
Higher people will pay more atten
tion to the method by which commodi
ties arc acquired and loss attention to
(ho size of the pile.
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Science teaches us that even tho
"TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE:
For more than six months we, the
undersigned lawyers, whose sworn duty
it is to uphold tho Constitution and
Laws of tho United States, have seen
with growing apprehension the con
tinues! violation of that Constitution and
breaking of those Laws by the Depart
ment of Justice of the United States
government.
"Under the guise of a campaign for
the supression of radical activities,
the office of the Attorney General,
acting by its local agents throughout
the country, and giving express in
structions from Washington, has com
mitted continual illegal acts. Whole
sale arrests both of aliens and citizens
bare boon made without warrant or
any process of law; men and wome:i
have been jailed and hold incomunicado
wit! out access of friends or counsel;
homes hnve been entered without
search-warrant and property seized
and removed; other property has been
wantonly destroyed; workingmen and
workingwomen suspected of radical
views hnve been shamefully abused and
maltreated. Agents of tho Department
of Justice have been introduced into
radical organizations for the purpose
of informing upon their members or
solar systems change, but congress and in(,itini them tffl activitie8. thoge
the administration has tackled the pro
blem of fixing things up so the capital
ist system shall endure forever. Some
tackle!
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Organized cooperation brings homo
the bacon, but none except the upper
class shall be allowed to eo-operote. 7
Civilization is the product of two
great forces eating .iti. breeding.
All bugs are the product of the same
forces above mentioned!
Nature knows no shame. Shame on
I'cr! She needs the Interchureh World
Movement.
The instinct to survive will prevail
over any code of law.
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agents have been instructed from Wash
ington to arrange meetings upon cer
tain dates fo rthe express object of
facilitating wholesale raids nnd nr
Mitt. In support of these illegal acts,
ami to create sentiment in its favor,
ho Department of Justice has also
constituted itself a propaganda bureau,
and has sent to newspapers and mag
.vines of this country quantities of
material designed to excite public
opinion agxinst radicnls, nil at the ex
pense of the government and oetsidi
the scope of the Attornev General's
duties.
"Wo make no argument in favor of
any radical doctrine as such, whether
Socialist. CommUBilt or Anarchist No
one of us belongs to any of these
schools of thought. Nor do we now
raise any question ns to the Constitu
te ionn! protection of free speech and
n free press. We arc concerned solely
with bringing to the attention of the
American people tho utterly illegxl
sets which have been committed by
those chnrged with the highest duty of
enforcing the laws nets which havj
caused widespread suffering nnd un
rest, hnve struck at the foundation
of American free institutions, and have
brought the name of our country in
to disrepute.
"The Eighth Amondmout to the
I nitod States Constitution provides:
"Kxccssivo hnil shall not be re
quired nor excessive fines Imposed,
nor cruel nnd unusual punishments h
fiicted.'
"Punishments of the utmost cruelty,
and heretofore unthinkable In Amcr
ioa, have heroine usual. Great numbers
ft! persons .nrrested, both aliens and
cltlrens, hare been threatened, beaten
to ascertain when the law is being
violated. But the American people has
never tolerated the use of under-cover
provocative or "agents provocateurs,"
such as have been familiar in old
Russia or Spain. Such agents have
been introduced by the Department of
Justice into . thj( Radical movemonta,
have reached positions of influence
therein, have occupied themselves with
informing upon or instigating acts
which might be declared criminal, and
at the express diraetion of Washington
have brought about meetings of rn
t'icals in order to make possible whole
sale arrests at such meetings.
J he Fifth Amendment provides as
follows:
" ' No person shall be compelled in
any criminal case to be a witness
against himself, nor be deprived of
life, liberty, or property, without due
process of law.'
It has been the practice of the De
partment of Justice and its agents,
after making illegal arrests without
warrant, to question the accused per
son and to force admissions from him
by terrorism, which admissions where
subsequently to be used against him in
deportation proceedings. Instances of
il.is sort appear in various Exhibits.
Attention is also called to the Cannons
case, in which Department agents
committed assault, forgery and per
jury,
"The legal functions of the At
torney General are: to advise the Go
rnmont on questions of law, and to
prosecute persons who have violated
federal statutes For the Attornev
General to go into tho field of pro
paganda against radicals is a deliber
ate misuse of his office and a deliber
ate squandering of funds entrusted to
him by Congress. One Exhibit is a
copy of a form letter sent out Ly
the Attorney General under date of
January 27, 1!20, to many magazines
and editors throughout the country,
deliberately intended to prejudice them
in favor of his actions. Auother Ex
hibit is a description of an illustrated
pige offered free to country news
papers at the espouse of tho Depart-
unit of Justice, patently designed to
affect public opinion in advanco of
court decislcn and prepared in tho
manner of an advertiuing campaign in
favor of repression. Theso documents
spwUi for themsclvos.
the Exhibits are only s small part
of the evidence which may bo present
ed of the continued violation of law
by tho Attorney General's Department
J mac Exhibits are, to the best of
our knowledge and belief (based upon
eareiui investigation) truthful both
in substance snd detail. Drawn mainly
rom the four renters of New Vora
City, Boston, Mas., Detroit, Mich,, an 1
Hartford, Conn., we knew them to bo
typical of conditions which havo pre
ailed in many parts of the country
Since those illegal acts havo been
committed by the highest legal powor
in the United States, these is no final
hppohl from thrm except to tho con
science snd condemnation of the Am
Court Frees then Enslaves
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nine memb
ers of the Industrial Workers of the
World who were induced to enter a
plea of technical guilt in criminal
syndicalism cases here are bitterly
resentful against those who caused
them to make that pica.
They declare now that they didn't
understand just what it would lead
them into for In making their
pleas they inadvertently swore away
so many liberties that though out of
jail they feel they are no longer free
beings.
These defendants fear, too, that their
own comrades will look upon them 03
betrayers. In making the compromise
sought by the state authorities "to
save expense to the state", the nine
industrialists declared thus: "We be
lieve we are not guilt v of any crime;
but if simply being a member of the
J. W. W. is a crime, then we are wil
iiug to admit that we are members."
Commending the American Legion
foi its raids on halls occupied by rad
ical labor organizations, Superior
Judge Frank R. Willis sentenced the
defcrdant3 to serve from one to 14 served Him. "He is father to the
pipe, drew in tho smoke with great
deliberation, as ho held the match be
fore him and watched it burn out.
Next he blew a series of tiny ringlets
of smoke into the air, and leaned back
lazily aa he watched them dissolve
away, all the while listening to Mrs.
Anderson's prophecies and lamenta
tions. When she had finished, or perhaps
only paused for breath her husband
remarked quietly. "That was a queer
lad, that hobo, you ought to have seen
him. I'll he damned if I don't believe
he wasn't a hobo at all. He sure didn't
act like them. Generally. thAv
cowards or rough necks. He" was
neither. He sure got Ollie started ."
"Yes," broke in the mother, "that
is what comes of sending innocent girls
into jails to try and reform hardened
criminals. That man has been on her
mind ever since."
Gil?. Anderson looked at his wife,
amusement written on his face. Vw.
Anderson was a fanatical church wo
man. It was she who inculcated the
difference whether we understood each
other or not, we knew that we were
parents to that little chub, and that
made us partners."
"But Pa do talk sense!" The mother
demanded. "How are we going to save
Olive from that mant"
"My advice would be that we send
for him and give him a job in the
office, or on a farm, then we can see
what kind of a man he is. If he is
the man for her, then there is no
earthly use fussing about it, and if
he is not she is the only one who can
find it out. If you go and fight her,
you will drive her to him just as sure
as God made little apples."
"I'll not stand for any snch foolish
ness. I'll order her to stop writing to
him," his wife vociferated. "Thero
is no sense in her throwing over a good
boy like Frank Cartwright for a com
mon jail bird, the idea!"
Anderson's pipe was now firmly
between his lips at the corner of his
mouth. It moved slowly from a half
past four to a ten thirty position in
front of his oval face. Finnally he said,
"being in jail is no disgrace. All
your Holy apostles were pinched off
and on, even Jesus Christ was con
victed as a criminal, at least so your
sky pilots tell ns. Personally I have
never been in jail, but that is not
saying that I had not ought to have
been there. Just a little more justice
and a little less law, and your honr
able and respected husband would bo
a striped canary today, and you, Ma,
would be taking in washings instead
of going to hen parties."
By this time Mrs. Anderson was more
than indignant she fairly snapped at her
imperturbable husband, "Pa, answer me,
what are you going to do about it? It
is terrible. You are beginning to talk
just like Olive. I'm ashamed of both
or you,"
Anderson laughed good naturedly.
"Now, Ma," said he, "I do not
know as anything ought to be looe
about it. You haven't produced suf
ficient evidence to 'warrant a eorivic
tion. Just because she ;kced that Cart
wright kid, and answered the letter
from another man, that is not saying
that the wedding bells are all greased
for ringing." Then after a pause
l n nave a tain with Ullie myself.
idea that it was God's will that, wo It is true she is somewhat imnmetioahio
hi in prison, into ner daughter.
Personally Anderson professed no re
ligion. In fact he looked upon church
and church work, as a social fad and
famenine pastime. He never let an
opportunity pass to point out its in
consistences to his wife Especially
since Olive had met that' boy in jail
and started on a rampage about official
iniquity. Tt amuesd him to hear his
wife say the very same things he had
said a fow months before. So he re
Tarked that it anamed t him w
God should keep an eye on those who
jears in prison, then suspended the
sentences and placed the men on pro
bation for five years.
Under the terms of this probation,
the nine luen are bound by the follow
ing rules:
They must not sell nor circulate
copies cf Upton Sinclair's book, "Tho
Brass Check", nor any other liter
ature dealing with tic class struggle.
They must not visit the rooms of
the Shelley Club, a conservative Social
ist organization.
Tbey must not visit the office of
James II. Ryckmau, labor lawyer and
president of the Los Angeles unit of
the Intercollegiate Socialist Societv.
They must not enter any restaurant
1 earing the designation "cafe"
They must not visit skating rinks.
They must not be on the public
streets at "late or unusual hours of
the night."
They must report at the probation
efficc on the first Sunday morning
of each month until 1925.
Although Judge Willis for bade the
industrialists from associating with
Socialists, whoso whrdc program is
based on lawful, orderly, political
action, the court told them they wero
free to be members of the American
Federation of Labor "because It is
in favor of securing all the rights
duo to working men by legislation."
"That is not what is termed a
rndical organization," declared Judge
Willis. This comment arooted broad
smiles in the courtroom, for before
tnls very judge, in tho Stein and
Hteelink I, W. W. trials recently,
evidence had shown that vastly more
violence hnd been employed in A. V,
of L. strikes than had ever developed
in strikes fostered bv tho I. W. W
HEL8INGFOR8, Finland Edvard
Vnlpas, editor and leader of Iho Fin
nish Socialist party nnd of the Finnish
revolution in 1018, hns been sentenced
U prison for life. He was tried on the
charge of high treason.
and I am sure she wants to do right
My advice to you is ma. that vou he
careful not to do wrong."
This fairly infuriated the mother.
"You're a great father, you are. You
should be ashamed to encourage your
child in her waywardness. You should
sot your foot down, and order her to
make up with Frank Cartwriorht. TTao
our authority as a father and stop
this foolishness," she finished her
voice acrid with anger.
"A father cannot bo a judge," said
Anderson, as he emptied his pipe in
the tho fire place. "You gavo mo that
little girl Ma, and I have always been
proud of her I've done all the damnad
crooked things this side of tho peni-
....: a i - ... .
w mase you Dotn comfortable.
I would have liked to make you both
happy, but as you find vour hanninnss
in heaven, and I find mine at the table,
oi course i realize that I have failed
to some extent. Still it was for you
and her, that I fooled myself into be
lieving that wrong was right. Anything
for your benefit as I saw it, but we all
have different eyes. I may thank God,
that she did not loss all respect for
me when that kid in jail told her to
look behind the curtains. And now you
tell me that sho is making a great
decision and if it is true I want to
hear her sido of the story before
giving any advice."
Mrs. Andorson saw that the battle
was hopeless, and left the room just as
Olive ontered thru the portiere
"Mother has been telling mo tho
news. Now suppose you tell your old
Dad what you know about it" An
derson said suavely.
Olive stood beforo him loaning on
the back of a chair. She was as grace
ful as a willow bending in tho suramor
breeze. "Yes, I received a letter from
Air. Thurston. I heard mothor telling
you about it."
"It worries vour mother "
"The letter!"
"Yes."
"No, Frank Cartwright worries
mother. Sho wants me to go with him
just bocauso she and his mothor are
friends. But it would be a crimo for
mo to go with Frank. We are so hope
lessly difforont."
"But ho can givo you a home and a
respectable nnmo." hor mothor hi,i
sentimentally moral consciousness, and from tno not room. "What can that
now wo hnve to pny the taxes and thcino,)0 ao Ior you."
pouient out of our own pockets. From I Tno father waved his hand in an
a moral view point, her work was nynce, and nodded for the girl to
fine, and I am proud of it. But morals K on nn1 O'vo continued, "I know
cost raonoy. They have no place in bust- na' f could nover marry Frank, so
ncss. It was nn oxpensivo clean up, I wnat tho uso to be shamming. I
end it cost us some powerful friends i know nothing of tho other man. I've
as well. It isn 't good policy to pry ' onlv 8on him twice, I may never see
into methods by which other pcoplo bim again. Very likely not, but I owe
orphans and husband to the widows,"
he chafed. He took a certain delight
in punching holes in his wife's chri-
stianity.
Returning to the subject of the boy,
he asked Mrs. Anderson how she knew
that he was a hardened criminal.
Holding his pipe between two fingers
before him and looking at her through
.i vuuan cmua or. smoke he said,
"He may be a good boy for all you
know."
"He was a jail bird, that's enough.
No decent man ever goes to jail. And
to think that my daughter should write
to him. I havo always been a good
woman, why must this happen to me."
'T can't see that nnything is hap
pening to you, or for that matter to
Ollie either that is not just now. And
what is more if there is any thing to
your religion at all, then it preaches
morals, justice and other things, which
have- no place in a business world. If
that hobo is all that you say ho is,
then vou must still give hira credit
for putting life in your daughters re
ligion. That is more than your penny
grabbing sky pilot ever accomplished.
She surely got the people stirred up
and the bunch exposed. If your religion
is any more than a dress parade, or a
gossip mill ;if it really aims to bo a
moral forco then you should thank
God thnt that boy wns locked up. His
being in jail was a God send, altho I
admit Gods are generally expensive
visitors. Just think of the fines. Duffv
usea to put on tho bums. Why they
nearly paid our city taxes and left us
a handsomo hunch of graft to decorate
the church with. Then enmo along that
bum, and he met our daughter or rnthor
sho found him, and sho stirred up tho
old maids In skirts and pants, to a
make thoir living. Specially not for
people like us. Our methods in turn
will not stand much prying. I wish
Olive would never have started that
racket. But dammit I ndmirc her nerve.
She was more sand than her old dad
But then, hor dad, hns to moko tho
living."
"But Pn, think of her writing to
a tots! stranger with, to say the least
him ono thine which I can never ronav.
He found mo sleeping in tho house
of lios. He awakened mo and showed
me the path of truth. I am not think
iug of marriage with any one. I wint
to go out in the world and fight tho
bat Ho of the opremed. I'll fight the
same fight I have started hore. And
1 will make others fight for the same
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