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It was hard work, but it was honest and it didn't hurt me." That's the way Mrs. May Harris, -o- 19; mother of-a child of 5, explained her appearance when Memphis police arrested her for masquerading in masculine garb. o- ASSUMED AUTHORITY "The majesty of the law is the only majesty that republicans know. In government, in religion and in society there is diminished respect for authority." The foregoing is the view of one of our well-known political economists, and it is a view he gets because his spectacles are not on straight. The law, to possess or to be deserving of majesty, must be just just in its application and just in its execution. Law without this feature will not be granted, majesty by republicans or any others. The same is true of government, religion and society. Respect for au thority depends upon the impartiality of that authority as exercised, If government devotes itself to the interests of a favored class, if religion pro vides possibility of heaven for a select few only, if society draws a dead line against the sincere, the patriotic and the true, then is respect for their au thority weakened. It is because mankind is struggling for equality equality of opportunity and rights. The great mass of intelligent people of today respect the law, not be cause of the law's penalties for violation, but because it is the law, the key stone in the arch of republicanism, without which the high ideals of govern ment, religion and society are impossible. Very few of the present day agitations or movements are directed against the principle of rule by law. These movements are for betterment ot the law and for its execution in a manner that will give it its deserved majesty. The desire for freedom, equality and fraternity is possessing the hearts of people as never before and they seek these, in -their demand for justice through law that is truly majestic. There is practically no diminution of respect for authority, for, in our republic, authority means the people, but there is a serious movement against assumed authority, thai perversion of authority which maintains that the rights of one set, or class, or element of mankind are superior to the rights of others. We are becoming stronger republicans, rather than weaker, for we are more clearly seeing that the law must be for all alike; that the law that is not thus or is not executed in such spirit has no majesty and cannot command respect Respect can only be won or held by desert. Present day progress means the obliteration of false authority that has earned disrespect and it has real terrors only for those who have selfishly and abnormally profited by the de ceit, i ' Napoleon's last home on the Island of St. Helena is in a deplorable con dition. The doors are open night and day. All the rooms are empty, save the one in which the exiled emperor breathed his last. This contains a small altar and a bust of the con queror of Europe. Outside one of the recruiting depots in a large town a sergeant saw a smart young milkman, and, think ing to get ' a fresh recruit, said, "Young man, would, you like to serve the King?" "Rather!" said the milk man eagerly. "How much does he want? A pint?" ' f? r-&ij&LJrjf&6