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DAILY COMMENT ON
The man who will bet eternity
against a minute is giving tremen
dous odds and is a fool gambler.
Yet that's what a fellow does who
will drive an auto over a railroad
track without stopping to see
whether a train is coming.
Often men will risk their lives to
save a few seconds-hurrying across
the street ahead of a street car.
The man who wouldn't dream of
betting all he had on earth against
a penny will bet his life against a
minute. What's the use? Or the
Willie Alsorandolph Hearst doesn't
appear to have been able to influence
other governments on that Mex thing
any better than he did Uncle Sam.
Meanwhile the cows on the Hearst
Mex ranch are probably quietly chew
ing their cud in blissful ignorance of
Chicago entertained some Amer
ican humorists Sunday night.
A humorist is a man who has come
to understand how serious it is to be
funny and how funny a man is when
ihe is trying to be serious.
But blessed be the man who makes
people laugh, even if he makes a
eerious business of it.
The laugh-maker may have his
Stuff packed away in -a column much
less pretentious than the editorial
column, but he gets farther with the
people than the writer of heavy edi
torials, who. is forever preaching at
Uncle Sam's policy toward Mexico
should properly consider the liberty
and well-being of the people of Mex
ico, rather than the selfish interests
of Americans who have invested
.Better have Americans lose their
money than Mexicans lose their lib
erty. The beat way for any people to
conserve their own liberty is to help
others have and hold theirs.
Thaw says that since Evelyn went
PEOPLE AND THINGS
back on the stage, life has lost all
that was dear to him. Cheer up,
Harry! Live for the child!
Pet alligator walked into a St.
Louis hotel dining room during din
ner, and three members of the. New
York ball team signed the pledge be
fore they could be convinced that the
'gator was a real one.
Corn crop short, and the American
Railway Association gives notice of
a car shortage in October. Intense
heat and the cars haven't had a drop
of rain since May.
Playing up Evelyn Nesbit Thaw's
alleged fear for .her life with Harry
Thaw free is another illustration of
how easy it is for the theatrical
bunko steerers to work the news
papers and the public.
Evidently the purpose of the Wil
son administration is to make a cur
rency law that will benefit the people.
Which would be one reason why
bankers wouldn't like it. The bank
ers want laws that will give them
control of the people's money.
Banking will be in better shape
when bankers are made servants of
the people rather than masters.
The money handled by the big
bankers of Chicago is not THEIR
money. It is deposited with them by
the people. Then they turn around
and lend the people's money to pro
moters who Issue watered bonds and
stock and float it on the public.
In short, the big game in specula
tive banking is to skin the people with
their 'own money.
And, naturally, the bankers think'
any law that disturbs their cinch is a
bad law. Anyhow, the chances are
that President Wilson will not be
awed by any set of-bankers in the
By the way, did YOU notice how
awfully important the newspapers
appeared to think the views of the
big bankers were? .That's because
both belong to the invisible government.