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"THE INDIAN ADVOCATE 413
his old time chums and all-around expert fellow-equilibrists
on the acrobatic field of European anti-religious politics.
Clemenceau is the father of the new bill and the Devil is
the father of Clemenceau- He has cynically called himself
the son of Satan. No doubt the father will confess .the
legitimacy of his progeny. Truthfulness being at all
times praiseworthy, let us give credit for once to the
Devil, and his son.
Carry Nation has come back to Oklahoma to fight the
liquor dispensaries as by law established. The Greeks of
old selected the beautiful and virile Minerva as an adver
tiser of their country and would probably have chosen
Mrs. Nation as the best available model for an ogre-eyed,
scarecrow wizard. Our verdict, after having seen her, is
that her picture would fit much better in the harrowing
.scenes of Hades in .Michael Angelo's "Last judgment"
than in the bucolic surroundings of.. Raphael's Umbrian
fields. Any way you look at her, Carrie is a wonder.
Oklahoma City, the queen of the new state, possesses,
among other wonders, a diminutive, noisy and pestiferous
little, Tpsquito of a sheet"; called the "Baptist Flag." All
the hair-lifting, blood-curdling-crimes of the, Scarlet Wo
man, the abominationst-of Rome, 'the'supe'rstitions,' 'the
racks apd gibbets of th,&, fiddle-Ages with their " tuneful
accompaniment Jazy and inmoral . monks and of poor,
ghastly nuns; waljecupalive within, dark,' dismal dunge
ons in a word, all thecheapj and worn out clap-trap of
defunct., J?: A.'v'ism'JandnpwiNotbingism finds its way
in the Columns srbugaboo publication and "forms the
main "theological. -stock-trade of the little "lachrymose
midgut editor,, who; -amid heart-breaking sobs and .lamen
tations, isjever bewailing the conquests of the Catnolic
Church and the defections of former hard-shell Baptist
brethren. The world is on the move, 'gentlemen, but the
"Baptist Flag" is retreating.