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number of business pien on the wit
ness stand to prove that he was
orominent in church work and was a
man of good character.
The district attorney told the
court that ten other .women had iden
tified Mendel as thehian who had
robbed them as he had the woman
Undoubtedly all of the witnesses
told the truth. The business men
and ministers testified to the good
character of the Mendel they knew,
and the women told of the Mendel
who had robbed them.
However, it does not appear that
Mendel was a good business men,
even if he was prominent in church
work. Had he been a good business
man he would have found it easier
and much safer to branch out into
some business where he could rob
women successfully and according to
law by paying them starvation wages.
Trying to outrage a women in a
ailroad yard and then swiping her
jewelry wasn't good business. It
was course work.
As for the two Mendels, one the
robber and the other the good Chris
tian, or Jew, there's nothing unusual
about that. Nearly every men is at
least two men, or lead two lives.
Some men have two homes.
The news story doesn't tell what
business Mendel happened to be in,
but with his inclination he should
have been proprietor of a big depart
ment store in a large city.
The Tie That Binds. When Mary
and John are lovers, and John wants
Mary and Mary wants John, each is
careful not to go too far in being self
ish for fear the other will break off
For instance, if John is unreason
ably jealous and kicks up a fuss every
time Mary looks out of the corner
of her eye at another fellow, and gen
erally gets disagreeable, Mary may
get tired of having him around and
And if Mary feels too sure of John
and wants h n-w soipsh wpv too
much before thp Vnnf is tied. John
may get wise and make his getaway,
whjle the escaping is still good.
The point is that Mary still owns
Mary and John is still the owner of
But did you ever notice how some
folks change their dispositions aftei
some man has said the words that tie
them together for better or for worse,
until death do you part, etc?
I At that, stage of the game love is
a good deal like friendship. We are
all particular not to go too far in self
ishness in our relation with our
friends. There is no legal tie, you
know; and it is easy for friends to
part. Each owns himself and the tie
is one of free will on both sides.
Either may break the friendly part
nership any minute he feels like it.
But if often happens that when
some words are mumbled over and
the tie is made legally binding, so that
lawyers and judges would say there
was no flaw in the title of each to- the
other, one of the parties to the con
tract goes on the assumption that he
or she can go the human limit and
get away with it.
I sometimes think that husbands
could be happy if they could be
friends in spite of the fact that they
are legally married.
The marriage license was never in
tended to be merely a legal license to
I give this pointer to married men:
A wife makes the best pal on earth if
you give her an even break and never
get over being a lover.
"I am afraid your husband is of
a choleric temperament, madam."
"Good heavens, doctor, and not
one of us has ever had the cholery,
either!" Baltimore American.
Much of the success of Kansas
farming may be due to the manage
ment of women for there are 1,200
who are -active managers of farms.
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