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.called down. In taking their cars through crowded sections of the city they have to save every possible sec ond in making the crossings all the time watching out to see that they harm nobody. WE passengers"canhelp make the service what it ought to be. And, in this connection, I suggest to all team sters that they, too, co-operate with car men by not being slow to get off the track and let a car get by. Teams are not run on so close a schedule as street cars the car men are work ingmen, just as the teamsters are in fact, all of us are working men and women. So let's all help the car men to help US get the best possible street rail way service. Treat the conductor and motorman as your friend and brother. Treat them like human be ings. Apply the Golden Rule. We'll all feel better for it and we'll all profit by it And if you get hot under the col lar and want to damn the company, don't take it out on the conductor or motorman. They'll do the best they can if you meet them only half way. SHORT ONES The Manchester Guardian declares the British have lost the power to tell the truth regarding the war. The British may have lost it, but we see no evidence that any of the other countries have found it. This is the one time in the year when the man with the receding chin becomes an object of envy; roasting ears fit that kind better. There are two sides to all ques tions. For Instance, did you ever ask a dentist about the fellow who says he suffers in silence? We are curious to know what the lawyers will do now to keep the Thaw money in circulation. Hayti has to arise and have a lit tie revolution just to prove it is just as civilized as Europe. THE PUBLIC FORUM I WANT TO CO A-FISHIN' By Roswell F. Connor Gee, I want to go a-fishin', But the "crick's" too muddy now. I thought I'd go tomorrow, But it won't clear up, I low. It just keeps on raining, raining, Will it never, never stop? Q But dad is not complainin', Says it's good for our hay crop. Gee, I'd like to go a-fishin' In that big pond-lily hole. I'd like to geel the tuggin.' Of a pick-erl on my pole. The bullfrogs now are croakln' Down in the pasture lot We will get anuther soakin', Fer it's muggy an' so hot. ' And them mourning doves are croonin', In that dear old ilium tree. They make me kinder lonesome When they're all gone but Tige-an' Gee, I want to go a-fishin', If that crick will ever clear. It keeps so gosh darn muddy, The fish can't see or hear. CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE. The five lives that were sniffed out Sun day afternoon at the Cornelia ave nue beach were due to the awful in difference it Is criminal negligence? of some one charged to protect and administer that portion of the city's playground. On a treacherous beach no ropes, no life preservers, no signs of any kind, save for two little boards one-third of a mile out in the lake in deep water far beyond the area visit ed by persons bathing in low water, were provided to guard against acci dents. The two or three guards charged with the care of several thousand people at this spot is laugh ably Inadequate protection against accidents. And that accidents do hap pen nearly every day can be verified.