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or the products of labor are abolish
ed, the problem will be solved.
Every human being will be equally
free to use the earth and its boun
ties. Every one will participate
equally in the benefits of civilization
and co-operation. Every one that
works will get all that he produces.
The fund that comes from these land
values will be amply sufficient to pro
vide for the expense of every public
function. It will be sufficient to pro
vide for the extending of public func
tions wherever experience shall show
it to be necessary, and poverty will
be abolished. It will harmonize the
conflicting fields of human exer
tion where now the elements of indi
vidualism and collectiveism are wag
ing unending warfare. Peace and
plenty and equality of opportunity
and of material conditions win oe tne
rule and mankind will rise to greater
and greater heights of development
in every line. George V. Wells.
HANGING AND BROTHERLINESS.
j There was a public hanging of two
riegroes in Mississippi a few days ago.
Everything went as merrily as a mar
riage bell. There's nothing like a
double hanging, anyhow, to bring
people into a sociable mood. I'll bet
that crowd was more brotherly than
the average crowd, and I'll bet you
could strike almost any one of the
bunch for a quarter and get it
Hangings should really be encour
aged. Brotherliness is on the blink
just now, so let us by any and all
means become brotherly.
Some women's clubs are bound to
harp on the effect of such a scene on
public morals. But, believe me, the
men, women and children who filled
Starkville were fully convinced that
they were attending a real benefit
performance. It must have done their
honest hearts good.
When I'm hanged I expect armies
and hordes and congregations to be
there. It really makes it easier to
shuffle off the conventional coil.
Furthermore, I hope and feel pretty 1
1 sure that nearly every one of us has
had some distant forefathers or fore
mothers who have graced the family
tree by being hanged on one pre
text or another.
Anyhow, I think hanging is a great
deal more artistic than being har
pooned with a bayonet, decorated
with bullet holes or ingloriously
stoned with stink bombs. J. J.
ABOUT CATS EYES. Can cats
see in the dark? If they can will you
please tell me why the cat's eye can
see more than the human eye?
Too bad to detract from the fair
fame of Tabby and her family, but
wise men who have studied the pow
er of vision say that if a place is.really
dark, no light coming from anywhere,
neither human nor cat's eye can see
However, to give cats their due
they can see quite clearly in the light
so dim that the human eye can
scarcely see at all. The reason is that
the cat's eye is so made that the pu
pil can be extended to suit different
conditions of light When it is very
dim the pupil enlarges so as to take
in every ray of light, no matter how
feeble it may be, which the human
eye cannot do.
MILLINERY WORKERS MEET
A mass meeting of millinery work
ers will be held Tuesday night, Aug.
17, at 8 o'clock, at 180 W. Washing
ton st, 4th floor, under the auspices
of the Straw Workers' union, to dis
cuss securing a living wage. Milli
nery workers claim that conditions
and wages are worse today than at
any time in the industry. Prominent
speakers from the Chicago Federa
tion of Labor will address the meet
Many a guy has saved his pennies
to take "her" to a show and supper,
only to have her turn him down as a
spendthrift when he pops the question.