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HAWAIIAN GAZETTE. TUESDAY, MATiCH 24,' t SEMI WEEKLY
"The Pillar of Sand"
".''"'v fiy NV.'ft. Castle,' Jr." ' 'V. V' ; . ;
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Koknat
It will not be the f. tali of the county judge if there be no 1m
provemen 'yrtgrip e ourt practise on the part of the members of
the bar.t;.Afew week ago Judge Parson of H"0 drew attention
to the glaring nil mine of intelligence shown by some legal practition
ers In the flimsy 'technicalities thpy raise in the defense of tbose
charged with crimes. Now comes Jndge Kingsbury of Wailuku, draw
ing attention- to the way some lawyers have of clearing the juries of
representative men, or fear that , a fair Jury will give, their, clients
the Justice they deserve. '' The average examination of a juryman
by the average lawyer is about as nonsensical a farce as a long'
suffering public! has to pay for, and Judge Kingsbury's further re
marks concerning the nse of peremptory challenges nave my unqual
ified approval, Charging a grand jury, he. said, in part: ,
"You. can also directly act npon a certain class of Attorney by
' showing .them that yon do not honor them when- they resort to sub
terfuge and trickery. '.- For example: Bee If. when a criminal ease
is called, the attorney for the defendant, after exhausting all his
challenges for canse, begins his, peremptory challenges and exhausts
them all by challenging the very best men of the county and, if his
' action shows that with him it i not sufficient that they know noth
ing of the parties, that thoy have no prejudice against -the defend- '
ant or his race, that they are absolutely nn-biased and not prejudice!
in any' respect and are in every way and manner qualified to act
as fair, impartial jurors, and If he shows 4 hat sne.h men he chal
lenges because they are men of high moral character, of learning and
of intelligence and are not corruptible, and shows that be challenges
them and thus rejects as fat as he can the very best men of the
county and the bout men on the jury panel ther. show your disap
proval. He can" do this under our law, but let every Intelligent in a a
so judge of the lawyer and of his motives as be' deserves t ba judged,
and let it be known and spoken of until such lawyer hear it and
feel it; let it be said of them that what they want is not an honest,
jury of candid and nble'and competent men, but that they want that
advantage, which- ignorance, prejudice or dishonesty gives to. the
criminal. . When fikIi lawyers see their reputation dwindling, they
will begin the work of reformation on their part from self-interest.
. . "Do all you can to create a healthy public opinion of condemna
tion of lawyers who so act. Po all you can to destroy the. practise
of snch lawyers.'-. Then when they are thus taught, their ew aelf
' interest will aii you to enforce them to become honest lawyers,
"There. are many able and honest lawyers. Give them praise, and
support. ,far :-.'. '''." . ' '' f' ',' '
"Of all, professions the law is the noblest its power and respori1
ibilities greatest. . '..'; . - ,',- ', . .'.
"We have n rlpbt to demand more of lawyers than of other men.'
If a minister breaks the moral law, we blamo him more than others,
and rightfully o, . '. -,. V-tM.-
"If a lawyer regarda not truth and justice he ts more to ba blamed
than other,, for, it is against all the precepts of the low and JWW,
his oath' of office The license to prartike law is not'a license to lie'
or to deceived WJrt'tooifn4 liy" tmj 'truth1 ant tdVdrk for the1
justice in the light of it, ...-.. . . . f- :. ,.?
"An honest lawyer is the, noblest, work of God nor Will I admit
it Is the .rarest.. 7. ,'-'.' '
"There are most reliable, truthful,' honest men who are eminent
lawyer, than proportionally in any other profession. Indeed I might
say it is the rule that all' eminent and abla lawyers are honest.
'.'An ignorant, weak, incompetent lawver is subject to temptations
that a learned, able lawyer never has. Remember that trickery, dis
. honesty and falsehood are signs of a poor lawyer poor in every
, sense. . a ' v,
"Do not sympathise with crime or with criminals. rity the erimi
.' nal but despise and punish the crime. Huch a public opinion will do
more thin the penal statutes or any court proceedings to stamp out
evil-doing." ' .
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The WhiU House and Tpe City Engineer. !;
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' Being the editor of any connty newspaper Is not all beer, and skit
ties by any 'man ns,' but' as 4. rule it is better than being the editor
of th Hawaii Herald, at li'asV in this particular" that it does not
Include Indulgence in the daily, puzzle solving eonfest lit which the
Herald man must match his .wits against the combined contrariness
of the sundry wlreles operators as hello damsels' between Kawal
bse and Hilo through' whose Jiands the Herald 'a daily ; wireless ser
vice must pass,' '... ;. . ! . .; ; ; ,' '.
The Hilo community docs probably not half appreciate the clever
ness which the Herald man most exercise to Interpret his messages
so as to maka thm come within the realm of ordinary human intelli
gence. ',; - ' ..'ff ?''. " '.;.' j .. ,!.
Tint last Tsesdsy the new eame across thai the Democrstia terri
torial committee, which inclndea M, O, I'schecs, 4 b Honolulu-supervisor,
had denounced the Washington policy and. the Governor's judi
cial selections. ? That Went. H '. ' , ,. " ' ' '
Then, th following day, h wireless, referring to the meeting of
the Honolulu supervisors, "said: . ."Pacheco aad Wolters denounce
Whito House. !V ' ' ' ',''-.',''. 1 ;
Now, any ordinary main would, of course,' have, thought that the
gentlemen in question had osed the nipervisoaist meeting a an occa
sion to have another fling at the power at Washington, but Editor
Mc.Bwanson has by this time developed an almost uncanny under
standing of the riddle of wireless misunderstandings. ' 8o he inter
preted the -message as follows: "Supervisors Tneheco and Wolters
denounced County Engineer W'bitchouse," ; which) was,, of course,
correct. .-. ' v : ''",; ' ".'t. , . ' ,'.'
But isn't that going some t . , .. . 1, ' . '
J J J J .
' That old ss about leaving foot prints on the vands of time is a
back number. irWhat everybody wants to do is t leave tird prints
, Those who fcad "The Green Vas'eM by W. tt. Castle Jr. two years
ago. will welcoma with interest a second novel by the same writer.
"Th Pillnr of Baud" Is, on the whole, a better story with a mors
probable plot.' There i nd break in the gradual development and
untangling of a very possible modern situation..
Hugh llrsmion, a lovablebnt nnforunate character, nnfortnnate In
the' Very qualities that make him lovable, starts in his career a clerk
n a largo banking-concern, the Hotolpli Trust Company. ; Tha head
of this hoiifc is Francis Evans, a man who has made his way to the
presidency of . so large and .Influential a company by sheer fore of
ill and clever scheming to cover an inordinate personal ambition.
From the first-, the ant and calculating Francis looms np across tha
path of the sensitive and nnfortnnate Hugh. Even in eollege-daya.
a eertnin rivalry between them made itself felt. Hugh represents to
Francin nil that ho can never be Well-born, well-loved, of unsullied
fame, a irentlnman in every sense of the word.
All thce thinps in Hugh, he feels stand between him .and the girl
hi aoi' m I ambition has bade him marry, Louise Atwood. Bhe is
Hnph'x oldtime fr'cnd who knows his weaknesses while loving him
'or his finer qualities, and is loved by him. The crude strength aad
tnylftlil.nir will of Francis appeal to her. Hhe admires him for hay
ing mii'tc po much of himself, he seems to her to bo a symbol of
what tli" midille-clors American can become without the advantages
or rentie l.irth and gentle nrecrflng.
When, through a loss in the bank which, by a series of ill adven
tures, ix finally attributed to Hngb,' Francis is able to down hi rival
Louise turns to him a the successful tramnler of a weakling, flhe
marries him and discover' his shallowness and nnsteadines of will,
Sne also lecomes aware' of hi bad conscience in regard to Hugh's
arrest nnt imprisonment, when Hupa is exonerated and freed, and
ft is di-uovered that Francla had concealed evidence which would
have prevented Hugh's imprisonment In the first place. It is an inter
esting development to have Louise cleave to her husband, shorn at
last of sit deceit, and prepare to help shoulder the trials which o
front tlie m as a result of bis actions. : . -
HiiBh is to go "West, and ther in retirement produce poetry that
will be :iti inspiration .to his feltowmcn. Hnch la the demand mad
on him by a quixotic and interesting old gentleman of great wealth.
a Mr. Mnrchmont. : We are taught that Hngh can produce poetry af
a mgn order only neeause or having undergone so tragie an experi
ence..' lie hail been roused to greater things because of hi misfortune.
The value of such experience Jn, the strengthening and ripening of
character is nrought borne to us, ami we are made to feel that much
Too Many Guardians.
A friend of mine gave a little party the other day, but cautioned
me about saying -anything about it in the paper. "You know, this
is Lent," she explained, and I nodded sagely. Hhe is an Episcopalian
she call it "Church woman "and she was afraid that my good
friend Bishop Eestarick wonld hear about her little social fling if it
got into tb society column, which reminds me of a story. I told It
to her and she thought my yarn quite blasphemous, dropping an extra
nickle in the mite box because she had listened to it. It was this: .
A little girl had been told that she must be very, very good on
all occasions, because, aven if her mother or her father failed to
find out about her naughtiness, God was aura to know. "God watches
everything you do even in the dark," her mother told her, and the
little girl was properly impressed. Her goodness could not last for
ever, however, and one day, slipping into her bedroom, she began to
fashion paper dolls with her mother' embroidery scissors strictly
against the rules. , The. house cat had followed her aad irritated the
little girl by gazing at her, until it was too much to stand. Kick
ing at the cat, sbo said: .
"Get out of, here. Isn't it bad enough to have God watching me
all the time without you hanging around toot"
When my friend wiuued me about publishing tha details of her
bridge I felt like the cat. ,
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The Maui Cinch.
. My advice to any aspiring one is to become a county official on Maul.
Over on Kauat the o (He in la are kept under th plantation miacro
seope audf every little wiggle is .noted. On the "Big Island the of
ficial have two. uowspnpers at their heels that keep continually pry
ing into , things and making' life . unbearable, while they also have
a sort of private institution on the Kau boundary line where lossons
in road milking era iunistcd on, In Honolulu a fierce white light beats
nbout the official throuo and when the huoln newspapers are not fling
ing gil'cs.n-iia., (flying questions the fishinarkt't politicians have to be
appeasediijut im- Maui it is a snap. . .
Not so very long ago The liyntaiider drew atteution to the fact
that the County of Maui wo buying kiuwe beiiua from Maui county
officials and paying four kiuds of price for them, while for the eer
commodution of tlio Ueuns all the roud making machinery bad been
moved out of the sheds and left exposed to the elements. . Neither
of the Muui newspapers even reprinted what The Bystander had
to say. i . '.,,...'.,.'.,..
A little before that The Bystander drew attention to the fact mi
the head of the Maui board had suddenly bloHsomed forth with a 'new
automobile, contemporaneously with tho disappearance of a county
rock crusher, and the siigett:an was made that pcrhnn the official
had made a swap. Profound silence from Maul greeted this,
. Hut there were a few curious pecple on the Valley Isle, after all,
and they investigated along the surface, the result being one of the
most hesitating reports that has yet been seen since tho tabu wus
broken regarding the Hawaiian augur planters' association. The re
port was a reitular sensitive plant, that shut up every time 'H Vamo
close to saving nnythiug. The investigators discovered that the
county had been milked in a variety of ways; that officials luid beqn
privately profiting at the public expense; that the siiervisors bad
been dickering 1u county property but they did not say So in their
report. They flicked up an edge' of the lid and let out n' whiff, but
they .modestly' lot U'eo at thnt. .'! . t .
Thus, as T remark above, it is better to be an official on Maul than
about anywhere else. There is h-ss interference from below and uo
butting in from above,'
A Chance For the Unemployed
VS -yp:;?; ':V.;.'
SHOOT THE BUTT."-
with a aixty-horsepower red automobile from Waikiki to Kabuku.
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Civilization is ever becoming more cruel. ' Rumor ha it that Gov
ernor I'inkham would have all territorial employes work until five
o'clock Saturday afternoon, and on the 'basis of that much time
saved, chop off! a few more head. ,
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The same reasoning used by Carolyne Welle about forgetfulness
snplies to clothes. This famous apostle of twisted logic says that,
the reason why f absence make the heart grow fonder" is bocause
"Out of eight is out of mind." Bo also the jeasoa why. "doga al
ways bark at tramps" i because "clothe do aot make the man."
Taking the Woman's Arm .
And now another great question con frpnt us, soy the Ohio State
Journal. Is it correct to take a woman's arm whei) walking with herf
This question hae been made acute by Kaiser .William, who ' has
issued an edict that officer of the German army must not take the
arm of a woman companion, not even if she is hi wife. . Thi is a
simple rulo. ... Men are getting too free with women anyhow. ' An
officer at Fort Sheridan says: .'"Any gentleman knows it i incorrect
to take a woman ' arm except in ease of invalidism or danger." Aqd
a noted authority on these matter In Chicago ia quoted as saying;
''Only a loor would take a lady' arm except to hand her to a car.
riage if her hand were engaged with her gown, or In the event of
danger or lllnes. .'.' '',','":". . Q' .. .'.' .'":'.'"..-'''
This doctrine geucralty repudiated, in society these days. It
ought not to be, because it encourages dinity nd resnect. Thre
is a certain distance between the aexe that should aever.be for
gotten aud when it i the natural courtesy between, the man and
woman' easily disappears. It is hard to aay it, yet this slight fami
liarity is a step toward making the woman, sem more eouimon than
she ought, to seem. . Tlicre is a fashion ia this winter' coats, that
discourages this doubtful arm habit, and that ia where the sleeve is a
big and awkward that it Is hard to And the arm. ; How do we knowf
Our wife has one. -.' : ',.. "'
bitterness Ja life brings with it corresponding enrichment of soul
power. -. ... ,
The book, as m whole, is splendidly and logically developed. One
enjoys and is interested in the characters, which are well-drawn
Louise is, perhaps, the leant sympathetic of them all. Hhe il cold aud
unresponsive, an enigma to her friends. But her coldness is more
than redeemed by the warmth Keggie Turner kindles. He is Hugh
friend and companion, and h's faith in Hugh is boundless. His deli
cions humour and sar'tling saying contribute greatly to the value
of the book. His opt inism is a constant joy. Mr. Mandell and
Mrs. llnrron -ore deli-rhtful types of Boston women. One i taken
into really charming I'lfton homes, and made to feel the serene am
pleasing atmosphere created by their gentle owners. The plot itself
rouses keen interest, both because of it plausibility and because o
the psychological striifrlo it bring' np between the ambitious Fran
Cis, the self-made "Pillar of Baud," and the young and unbuslness
like Hugh, poet and dreamer. The book will Interest the modern
America?) reader in more ways than one.
;: The Boy Problem
1q a rcont address In this city Judge Willis Brown of Bait Lake
City, who ia at the head of h Hot City, Mich., community, ex
pressed some, admirably sensible opinions concerning the so-called
"boy problem." ,ln foirl"on with "isny foeloloiiists Jinli Bron
seems to ' be fond of epigrams which will not always bear the
semtinv of dlspass'nnate analvsis, I nt he Is nnguest'onablv cnwt
when he declure that the "boy problem" cannot be successfully
solved by men "who have forgotten thev evec were boy and by
women who eever- w," In asserting that the problem i maau
fact n red by these clns-cs of Investigator and students, however, the
judge rather loosely ('Crri'li-nd. for there Is a distinctive boy problem
one which cannot le wsived I v epigrams, no matter how seintillnt
Ing the latter may lo. Nor is the problem "manufactured" by any
cIiihs of thmVers or r-'ormers, for it is self-crested, though in the
nenrv o' things it :,nportnce mev ) . maoiilfiedj bv those who
addres themselves to its solution without a full comprehension of it
mca u rug. ;,,.'
But however much "" mnv lie inclined to ilis'iute these incidental
disses of the matter "ere will be very g"l'oral undent to the judge'i
ilef'srstion that the V 't thii'vr thnt csn happen to 'he boy of th
nstin-i is to miirs f- miiiiltv nt places In which to grow up
lto lives of useful '' i '' l"-esd of .'ci"ntrsting eTort upon
the boys themselven It ' ' ell tf them if they were loft
sleno. hut It woul l ' e m c"ip!ials laid upon
milk!"" goncrat coii'1'' h tl : 'V- :" of individual training
"ould be. nado piir'c- The--" can "othing truer than Judtre
vro"-i ctsfenienr tret )"' w - not "citmen isi-tomcs bir
repair shops," as he expressc' i'. Jveiiile ennr's e orcanied for
the purpose of repairing inistaKcs slrenilv made, bv either sn ietv i
enerc or the JudivMtinl i t'Hi tit ulor. Thev arc not nlaces of initia
five, hut of correction. The-'' iir- remedial rath"r then preventive.
thouTh Of c-O'irse 'the nrevf te fpe" et"rs into the problem to
the extent of prevent it"' 0" "'es 'n pave "''eay been
made. But prrmarilv comlitii" facilitate the errors which juvenile
i iinr'v e pHtnl llh'"! ' " ' ami the I ov problem will be very
mi'terii Uv siiiipliCe'l v icipsl government builds character
rsthcr hnn enr'Octi ve itit"tioiis sd enlarges opportunity rather
than iiii'".' The boy H ;- one of th moHt vital confronting the
people of1 th's or any ncr - irv, . n.i An-e -Va is doing splendid
' ork in formnlatina; And B) j I ' iyf policies that tend to solve it.
Kaunas City Journal. ,
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tr-i m mWA UB iMa H K
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iBsWjBS
When first call for reveille sonnded tha other morning, out of a -
hundred snd fifty man ia the company squad room, all but a dozen '
or so had a mot lovely collective grouch. They had lept, or tried)
to sleep, with the rain alt night dripping through the roof of the new .
minding ngnt down on them, and there were very few dry places.
These, such as they Were, were preempted early la the evening by '
the experienced oldtimers, while for the most part the youngsters
had to do the best they could In the wet And their best wasn't
quite good enough, for although they bivouacked on the floor ander ,
bonks, mess tables, or any other article of barrack fnrnitnr that .
wonld serve to hang a shelter half or poncho from, there were ua-
fortunately no holes in the floor to let the water escape and. there -were
any number in the roof to lot it in.
High Private Jones arose in good spirits. He had shaved his vonaff -
bunkie from a dry spot the evening before, and moved over to It
bag and baggage. Consequently he was warm and dry, '.
'"Iook like a fine morning'," he observed to that disgruntled
youngster, crawling out of hi own separate puddle, and then, die- ,
regarding the murderous look that yonng man favored him with, Jene ;
nroceeried to violate all the Articles of War by speaking niost dis?
respectfully of hi better. " ; ,'7lV'
'Wonder who the guy Is that figured out these roof, aavbowf
They're a swell proposition, aia't theyf Borne fine piece of archi
tecture! They aia't got enough pitch to turn oft a ray of sunshine,
but that ain't the clever part of it. NaiHn' rnbberoid on over green '
lumber so the lumber e'a warp en' shrink and pull the nails around
and make fancy patterns to let the element ia. I guess that' pretty
rotten, what t" ., - ..'.
. By this time hi hankie had forgotaea hie anforgiveable grievance -
and was almost ready to smile oace more.
"Well, y oil fellows," continued Jones, "don't think of anybody
but yourselves anyhow. -That ' what 'a the matter with you. Alwaye
hinkln''of yourselves. Suppose yon did have to sleep in th wet. It '
didn't hurt yon nyt did itf . An' If it did, 'it' line of duty any
how, ain't Ml What are yon erabbia' about T Doa't you know we '
seeded thia rain badt Just step an' think how good tha gny feel
that figured out that eighty thouasnd-dollar pipeline np to th Koo- '
aa tin is. AOS he'll have enoagh water t hi reservoir to reach up
o hi pipe line, end he won't have to worry about the water supply
fallin' down on the Job. He e'n take hi Pump away from the rea-
rvoir now. The water 'II run Into the pipe of it own accord.
There '11 be plenty of It" ., A. '.,-.: f ', . '
A the youngster went out to stand reveille, .trying to digest sums
-'rain of comfort out of the' all prevailing Wetness that was doing
omebody good. High J'rivste Jones save hi soiled leader the office
o report him present at the call. He' wasn't going out ia the rain ,
o answer his name. He sat down to wait for breakfast call, solill- .'
quiring meanwhile about people who pat o roofs that didn't shel
ter, and ran pipe lines np where the' wster wasnt, and even hooked
ir the machinery in the new ateam laundry eo that it raa backwards
when they tried it out. . , - ' . . . . ,
Small Talks
DR. K. V. WILCOX A sclentlfle paper, aaya that a whale 'a tongue
sometime contain aa much aa a ton of oil. : No wonder Jonah wa
taken In.:.'. -V '..,.. i- '.''-,....''
COUNTY ENGINEER WHITEHOTJSE.I am resting mack easier
since I have found out that Mr. Pacheco doee not hold rue account
able for that automobile going over the pall the other day. ., ,'
JUDGE EDINGS, Chairman of th Civil Service Commission. X am
orry that this commission cannot furnish aa much copy for the new- ;
taper as the last commirsion but you aee we are here for business
only. ..:"'''. i '',.;.'... -.'' ""
GERRIT P. WILDER. I sent twelve hundred hibiscus cuttings ovet
to Wailuku last week, includimr' twenty -five varieties. 1 Wailukn .
ought to be a regular hibiscus show all the time if tbey set taera all
out and take -care ef thnm- 'i,'. ,: "''' . V'. "' '
CAPT. CHABLE8 3AKF.R. This joyriding business which keeps
th community awake at. anseemly hour of the night aad morning
Sss got to stop. The police department is going to pat the soft pedal
on this form of 'amusement.1- ".' : . ;. ''
MANAGER HENHT MeSAE. If you think that aa" automobile :
?oing over the pali is a thriller, wait until you aee the picture of .
a real motor driven car plunging into the crater of Kilauea. Then,
yon will have something to talk about ; ' .
' GEORGE P.' CASTLE. t do aot know' which Is least objectionable
dres of a Japanese' or Caucasian woman, but I think that as far aa '
comfort and health ia concerned they would both do well to copy
the dress of the better class of Chinese women. p . . .
' PRINCESS THERE&Av Some of those people who tried to erowd
st the bula appeared to' forget that there' wa princes present
Wliere did they learn manners, anyhow. -And kicking over their '
dollars, ton. It' enongh to make a, lady disgusted with the whole
parvenue bunch. ( ;j ;';,..j- .',:'' 1 .
"DOONIE" HARTMAN. The life of a farmer ia the real thing.
All you have to do is ait around, watch the' waving corn wave, pick -the
cabbages when they are ripe and read ''The Country Gentle
man." I have given up the raising of poultry, owing to the pre
ponderence of owl in-the WBmea dlrtriet.;.'. .
R. H. TRENT. I find that putting TrenTmsTlcs in the adver
tising pages of The Advertiser attracts plenty oitteutioa to my
(tatistlca, ,. I have had a number of tetters' from people asking me
put them on my mailing list, stating that 'they had aeen the reprint
in The Advertiser. It take time to dig up those statistics, but I
find that tbey attract a good deal of attention.' . - - v-; -
J. A. KENNED If. I am not an applicant for the chairmanship at
the public ntilitiea commission myself and!l have no preferences
That la a very important position. ' I hojie Governor Piiikham will
choose a maa who is .honest and fair to ..both, the put lie and the eorj '
poration Interest but 1-wouldn't' like to ae the position go to a '
Scotchman., ., v . v. ...:,, . - y ;
ARCHIE E. KAIIELE. Four mouths, ago I was one of the agents
like "Cupid Treadway." If I was reappointed by D. L. C. to take
the place of Tommy, I would use tbye doctor 'a -time, aa mine morn,
ing, 8 to 12; noon, 1 to 4; evening, 0 to 8. Those couples who wlshea '
to be united-tn-marriage after 8 p. m. baa to wait until 8 a. m.
arrive, tb following day. , . ,: ; :, '
F. M. BWANZY. It costs nearly thirty-three and one third per
cent to collect all of the taxes that the official collectors secure. The
plantations and larger corporations pay In their owe taxes and a
great deal bf tax money for their employee, absolutely without ex
pense to the government. ' The machinery for the collection of the '
small balance of the annual taxes is so ponderous and cumbersome
that it coets the government at least one-third of the total amount
collected. This is absurd, t . ,.r,. "t
TREASURER CONK LING, The .next legislature will probably
take the issuing of marriage lioense out of the hands of ray ap-:
pointeee and provide for the appointment of salaried County officials
to handle the business, making the fee couuty realization, aa tbey
should be. -Then the publie will be protected from unscrupulous
issuers of licenses and, at the same time, there will be an end to thia
sickening talk of graft from tbose who know better but who have"
beea shouting because their own graft waa closed down ou. , . ,'(.;
Their Weddings Was Sanitary
They have prngreaaetl farther engenleally in Cincinnati thaa in Wis
consin. At a wedding just held in the Ohio city, bride, groom, clergy
man and witnesses were swathed from head to foot in antiseptio wrap
pings. Permission or the ceremony waa ..obtained from the board of
health. The bride had scarlet fever., But eupid mistook the' disease for.
maidenly blushiug and would not be denied.
What a valuable Icasoal . Here aro the only true eugcule lovers. .Tak
ing no chance with tihysiciuna' certificate, which are liable to error
avoidinn all risks of freakish atavism, they are joined In aseptic matrU
mony, firmly establishing the precedent that love may laugh at look . is
as well aa locksmiths, and giving a-new and deeper interpretation to "in
Sickness and In health.;' ',. , .
Will wonders never ceaset. A generation ago Mr. Hainan would have
Immortalized the trugie romance of the two, who would wed and paid '
th penuUv of death. But today science dispel poetry, aad antiseptics
elect as their victim the geruii of disease and not pf love.. It may be'
less roinantie than dying together, but more satisfactory. And doubt
less they will live happily ever after, which is not so differ-nt from the
oldtime stories after alL Boston Herald, ' ,,
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