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TAX FACTS FOR THE PEOPLE.
The people are entitled to the fullest informs,
tion concerning public affaire. Very often their
interest ceaiei with the election of officers, to whom
ths entrust every responsibility subject to no check
inf up until the time for another vote arrives. This
apathy has to sn unusual degree been dispelled
in ths case of taxation. People that are hon
estly seeking; information on this subject will find
many useful facts in a pamphlet that has just been
issued by Phillip F. Bross as secretary of the stste
department of finance.
This analysis of 1921 taxes In Nebrsskt tells the
taxpayer who gets his money and how it is spent
The amount of revenue of each school district in the
sUte is given in one chart. Another interesting
table shows the taxes of each incorporated city and
village, giving the population, valuation, distribution
of ths tax dollar and ths tax on a 1,000-dolIar valua
tion for general purposes, as well ss ths per capita
local tax. The amounts spent in each county fdr
. roads, bridges and other purposes likewise are listed.
Of the total taxes levied for general government
purpose in 1921, only 19 per cent was for the state
government, while 81 per cent was for the local sub
divisions of government. This means that of the
average tax dollar in 1921 in the 93 counties, 19
cents went to the state, 0 cents went to the county
government, 16 cents to the cities snd villages, 3
rente to the township organization, and 42 cents to
the city and rural schools.
The pamphlet thus shows the way the state spent
its 19 cents of the average tax dollar: Roads,
bridges snd paving, 3 cents; relief of ex-soldiers, 2
cents; new capitol building, 2 cents; state institu
tions, 3 cents; education, 6 cents; leaving only 3
cents out of the average tax dollar for the support
of the general state government, including the m-
' preme court and the district courts. If the state
house t Lincoln had been closed during the year
1921, ell the state courts disbanded and all state ac
tivitiee discontinued, except the care of dependents,
the building of the new capitol, the university and
normal schools, the purchase of bonds for the relief
of ex-soldiers, and the construction of good roads,
the taxpayer's dollar would have been reduced by
only 3 cents.
A further analysis of the state levy of 33.30 on a
thousand-dollar valuation is also made in the pamph
let.' This analysis shows that of the $3.30 stste levy
on each thousand-dollar valuation, 61 cents goes to
the university,' 47 cents for the road building, 69
cent for charitable and penal institutions, 5 cents
for the eradication of animal diseases, 20 cents for
the normal schools; capitol fund, 30 cents; relief of
ex-soldiers, 29 cents; constitutional officers, boards
and commissions, 26 cents; code departments, 18
cents; courts, 11 cents; aid .to local schools, 8 cents,
and legislative expense, 6 cents.
In compiling these statistics the state has done a
useful service. A full and unbiased statement of
this kind should be issued each year for the benefit
of the citizens. The smaller governmental districts
should make similar analysis of their reyenues and
expenditures. These facts must be widely known
before any great improvement in the methods and
amount of taxation can be accomplished.
had the last word to say, and all hit colleagues sre
weary of a debate that already ha sadly tried the
patience of s public that is eager to have something
CHEMICAL PATENTS AND THE PUBLIC.
Demand by the federal government that the
Chemical Foundation return the German patents sold
it by the Wilson administration appears to be in line
with justice. Americana hardly will accept the
presence of a domestic monopoly which may become
as destructive and as oppressive as one of foreign
origin. When the German patents "were seised by
the alien property commissioner, they were disposed
of to the American Chemical Foundation, that dye
stuffi might be provided for our textile industry.
The mistake seems to have been in granting exclusive
control of the patents. . Since the close of the war
the topic has been discussed at length from several
angles. Generally, the trend of thought is in sup
port of a projective tariff that put the imported dye
stuffs on a parity with those of domestic manufac
ture. This, however, should not be made to support
a monopoly, which is capable of practicing great,
abuse of its powers and privileges. If the govern
ment again acquires control of the patents, it is pos
sible the formula may be devoted to public use, and
be made available for any. Then the monopolistic
feature will be destroyed, and while a protective tariff
will exclude foreign dyes, the home trade will be
supplied under competitive conditions, which will in
sure both quality and price. If this view is correct,
the move of the government to recover the patents
deserves to succeed.
TARIFF TALK TO CONTINUE.
A move to invoke cloture in the senate as refers
to the tariff debate failed for lack of nine votes. In
a large sense this is in harmony with the spirit of
American institutions, for a free and full chance to
debate any question should never be denied. At
times, however, the privilege is ssdly abused. For
many weeks the senate has given up the molt of its
time to listening to tariff debates. Not only have
particular schedules or items been subjected to the
most profound of disquisitional argument, but the
general history and theory of tariff and revenue taxa
tion has been many times descanted upon learnedly
and at length". Plainly the program of the democratic
minority is t$ prolong the consideration of the meas
ure to the utmost limit, meanwhile taunting the re
publicans with their failure to enact legislation. In
the end ths measure will be passed, but nope can say
just bow when -the vote will be taken, for the discus
sion is to go on unremittingly, until the senators tire
of the free exercise of the right to talk all they want
to. Sometime the vote will be taken in the senate
on the passage of the Fordney-McCumber tariff bill,
but that time will only be when the last senator has
OIRMANY'f FINANCIAL PLIOHT.
Stock market quotations support the thought that
shew down has eome for Germsny. It wss Inevitable
when the republic began to issue in enormous quanti
ties fiat money to meet current expenses. Nothing
will be gained by discussion of thli phase of the ques
tion; what is needed is some solution for the problem.
Germany is not in the position of Russia; it has a
table government functioning in all the essential
ways of administration. German industries are on
a going basis, mills, mines, factories, railroads and
hipping lines sre busy, and wealth is being produced
under conditions that normally would be profitable.
Germany's trouble primsrily arises from the finan
cial plight which has been induced by the emission
of such enormous quantities of psper currency as
have fairly drowned the commercial and Industrial
life of the nstlon. Collapse is imminent, and help
must be had or disaster will follow. Where this help
will come from, and how it will be applied is yet to
Suggestions that the Treaty of Versailles be re
vised and that the reparation! requirements be modi
fied have not met a ready reiponse. If the Germens
thought they were influencing the Allies to a soften
ing of terms, and such msy have been the thought,
the fact proves their mistake. Consideration of this,
too, may be adjourned until the present crisis has
been averted. '
Mr. Morgan's expedition to Europe has not snded
its work. His first program fsll down, because it con
tained provisions that were not acceptable to either
side. It is unthinkable that financiers will stand idly
by and see Germany swsllowed up in financial ruin,
if a reasonable loan to the government will rescue
the nation. It Is equally out of the line of reason
able expectation to think that outsiders will under
take to support the mark in Its present state. Ger
many will have to drain off the flood .of fiat money
before the dry land of financial stability will reap
pear. When the printing presses are stopped, and
several huge bonfires are lighted and fed on irre
deemable paper money, the Germans will be on their
way to health.
SAO SIDE OF DIVORCE.
Frequently a divorce means just a little more
than the shipwreck of a matrimonial venture. So
long as only husband and wife are concerned, as
generally is the case, society can look on with some
thing like complacency, although the frequency of
divorce these days amounts to more than a scandal
and has become an actual reproach to the nation.
When a child is involved, the whole affair takes on
a different aspect.
An incident in one of our local courts illustrates
the point. The judge had awarded the father tem
porary custody of the child; the mother started to
leave the courtroom with the child in her arms,
when her husband sprang and seized it from her.
Why should comment proceed farther? Knowing
nothing of the circumstances, the inference is that
the judge knew what he was doing when he gave the
child into the custody of the father, but leaves the
main question open.
' Fathers and mothers show slight appreciation of
the responsibilities they have assumed when either
gives the other occasion to seek divorce. In bringing
baby into the world they have obligated themselves
to that child to cherish and nurture it until it has
become able to take care of itself. Evasion of this
duty, for any pretext or reason whatever, springs
from only one source, selfishness.
Love msy die, respect may vanish, but duty re
mains, and the little one has the first and highest
claim on its parents. Baby hands may not always
hold a home together, but the thought of losing that
baby should be enough to deter any man or woman,
not wholly devoted to self-indulgence, from doing
those things which will warrant a court in giving
the custody of the child to another.
What Editors Elsewhere Are Saying
THE BEE'S LETTER BOX
Weight Vartce With Planet.
aabal M Ul ( the l'SUa4
The weight of objects on the earth
In determined by the name surface
pull of gravity that Itgend tails ua
brought down the apple on laaae
Newton's head. The strength of
that pull depend not only on the
Is of the earth but on It denilty
or the amount of matter It contain
In proportion to Its else. The ur
face gravity of any other body In
spar relative to that of the eitrth
I found by multiplying It density
compared to the earth' density by
It radlu relative to the earth'
The radlu of the moon, for ex
ample, la a Utile over on. fourth that
or the earth and the denaliy of the
moon in about three-nftha that of
the earth, to the surface gravity of
the moon relative to that of the
earth I the product of the two or
about 6ne-lxth. A man who welch
IRQ pound on the earth would
weigh only 27 pound on the moon
it ran be round In the tame way
that the eama man would we I ah
about two ton at th surface of the
un, lnc the aurfac gravity of the
un la about !7.l time that of th
earth. On the moon a man would
prlng about with the agility of a
gracahopper while on the un he
would be crushed under hi own
On Mercury a man of 160 pound
wouia weign to pound: on venu.
lie pound; on Mar. II pound: en
jupitar, about 400 pound. On Sat
urn, Uranu and Neptune he would
weign, respectively, 171 pound, ill
pounds and 119 pound. In plt of
tne great size or tnese planet tnese
weights do not differ greatly from
the 160 pounds that he would welsh
on our own planet. This I owing to
the fact that the densities of these
planet, which are fully a Impor
tant a the radlu In determining
the surface gravity, are so extremely
low compared to that of the earth
The density of Saturn Is only six-
tenth that of water, while Uranu
and Neptune have densities that are,
respectively, 1.44 and 1.09 time the
density of water, while the density
of the earth la 5.53 times that of
On- the largest asteroid. Ceres,
which I 486 mile in diameter, the
urfac gravity in o low that a man
would have no difficulty In throwing
a atone with ufflcient fore to end
it off into apace never to return. On
a email asteroid, 20 mile In dia
meter, he could easily jump off into
spare himself if ha felt o Inclined.
The surface gravity on Antare,
the greatest of the red- giant atara,
we might expect to find very great
elnce its radlu 1 600 time that of
the un. It density, however, I
only one-thousandth tQjat of the air
at sea level or one eight hundred
thousandth that of water, which
give it a surface gravity about
twelve thousandths that of the
earth. So, owing to the extremely
low density of this star, we get the
surprising result that objects at Its
surface are held with an attractive
force only twelve.thousandths of
that of our own planet. A man of
180 pounds weight on the earth
would weigh, then, only about two
pounds on Antares.
emVlency of th efficiency expert
themaelvM, which might t diacon
carting la th expert and enlighten
ing to th central public. Kor ma
have more than a alight uplrlon
that eome of the efficiency expert
ren t nearly o efficient themaetvo
as they are trying to look a they
hand out their theories about how
the world should be run.
President' Dinner .to the Farmer.
rVum th. Fittahurik TreM.
There aren't ninny real farme
dirt farmer, a Washington rail
them in "Who" Who In America."
but any man who undertake to
compile a who' who fr the um of
statesmen and not merely obituary
editor will be very foolish If he
leave them out.
President Harding ha entertained
the captain of the steel Industry
and th captain of the railroad in
dustry nt dinner In the White llouae
for the purpose of ascertaining their
view and urging them to co-operate
with the government in effort to
better condition In those Industrie
and thus stublllie business. Hut there
are bigger Industrie In thl rntintry
than either railroading or steel mak
ing. The biggest of all I agricul
ture, rlo now there la to be a Whlto
House dinner for the farmer. Per
haps before it I all over there wilt
be a dinner for plain, everyday wage
Whatever the practical effect of
these dinner, everybody should ap
plaud the president' desire to take
as many, and a large, as possible
groups of people Into consultation
with the government. Th farther
he get away from th spirit of the
two emperor who met on a raft on
the river JiUmen at PtUlt over a
hundred year ago and said "W are
Europe," the nearer he will come to
the ideal of democracy.
COLUMBUS OR A PEARY.
The little boy who rode his bicycle from Denver
to Omaha may or may not get the $100 prize he set
out to win. He did something that is worth while,
however, for he bravely conquered the terror and
the hardships of the journey.. To be sure, no savage
men or wild animals beset the trail, as once was the
caie ; at no time waa the youthful adventurer out
of the reach of civilization. N
He even had the advantage of good reads, some
thing denied the wheelmen who made the journey
not so many years ago. But he was alone, and must
have felt very lonely and inclined to turn back at
times. That he could persist, and finally push his
wheel into the city of his destination showa he has
true courage and determination. He had some ad
ventures on. the way, for he reports that he was rob
bed at Lincoln, where he stopped to rest, and he came
to his journey's end famished and destitute. But
he won. Columbus did nothing more when he dis
covered America, nor Peary when he reached the
North pole. It was the culmination of a high ad
venture. A devoted group of Alpinists for two years as
sailed Mount Everest and finally turned away baffled.
Their disappointment will never be known to this
lad, for he goes home with the satisfaction of know
ing he reached his goal in good shape. We hope he
carries through life the same quality of pluck and
aticktoitiveneas he showed in this, for such elements
make up the useful man.
Senators Tacklo the Flapper.
From the Philadelphia Bullatln.
Precisely what bearing the duty
on ferromanganese has on the dress
of the frivolous flapper might be ex
plained by a metaphysician turned
tariff expert. But a discussion of
the giddy girl's scanty raiment in
comparison with the voluminous
draperies of her grandmother was
sufficient to awake the drowsy sen
ate from slumberous inattention to
the droniag debate on the Fordney
Philosophy benefited by the sar
torial Interlude by reason of Senator
Underwood s portentious explana
tion that the wicked tariff has
forced the flapper to reduce her
dress to the proportions of a pocket
Handkerchief. Sociologists and mor
alists who have been theorizing on
the significance of the flapper need
puzzle themselves no longer. She is
a living, breathing', sprightly, mis
chlevous, provocative demonstration
of the protective principle.
One who believes like Senator Un
derwood in the incalculable superior
ity of the good old days of our grand
fathers and grandmothers may be
stony-hearted enough to look upon
her as a horrible example. As
against this Jaundiced view is the
MeCumber vision of her as a rare
blossom in a beautiful flower garden.
If she has been cultivated by the
tariff, then, in his opinion, we should
thank heaven for the tariff.
Will Hays' offer of co-operation with the teachers
of the United States supplements his pledge to Jhe
women that he will clean up the industry. These
pledges are made in good faith, but it still remains
necessary for the public to do something, or the best
efforts at reform will come to naught.
A French public offleia"! sought to learn to play
poker. He is now accused of embezzling 40,000
francs. If he learned that much he is ready for
The anti-lynching bill is put on the list of things
to be done by congress, which is warning to the dis
orderly. Nebraska may have lost a crop from too little
rain, but never from too much.
Russia's "bread loan" is a success, snd may super
sede the Russian bread line.
If anything can be talked to death, it will be the
Another thing Omaha can omit is boy bandits.
The franc shivers when the mark shskes. .
On Second Thought
By H. U. STASStrEJL
Don't get discouraged: it may be the last key In the
bunch that ooena the door.
Eating Automatically to Live.
From the Brooklyn Eagle.
Not long ago a Russian actress
walked into one of our automatic
'restaurants, ate a meager automatic
meal, returned to her hall bedroom
and took poison. Poison seemed to
her th inevitable dessert to fellow
so mechanical a repeat.
Here perhaps we have a contrast
between American and European
civilization. Is an automatic restau
rant a reductio ad absurdum of our
civilisation? Isn't it the last word in
speed, system and huMe? Do we
really know how to live? .
Men and women of the older
European countries are inveterately
leisurely. They cannot be hurried.
A meal to them is a thing to be
dawdled over and enjoyed, pot a
mere feeding of the face. The
Frenchman sits at a table on the side
walk before a cafe and sips his wine
like a true epicurean. He take time
to be a gourmet. The German
lounges in his beer garden and in
vites his ease. The Russian he has
all the time in the world foi every
thing, even for thought. But the
American snatche hi meal and
rushes back to work. He doesn't
know how to enjoy even food. He
eats in a manner calculated to give
a foreigner the impression that he is
paid for consuming edibles and that
he will lose his job if he doesn't show
the proper industry.
It is no wonder a Russian woman
tries her best to commit suicide after
attempting to follow his example. Of
what use in life, she miiat have ask
ed herself, if living Is so little fun? H
Cutting Out School Vacations?
From the Arkansas Democrat.
Some sort of an efficiency expert
we suppose he is some relative to
the man who Invented daylight-saving
has it all figured out that sum
mer vacations for school children
are & bad thing, wasteful In time,
in money and In energy. They
ought, he figure, to be eliminated
or shortened, th time saved being
spread out over the year, in shorter
W do not know but what the
school day itself might well be
shortened, o a to provide for a
little less Indoor cramming and a
little more outdoor frolic lor the
kiddies, but as for cutting out vaca
tion, or making them any shorter
thin they now are, we are going to
vote "nay" a long as there ia breath
la our body.
And if the efficiency experts do
not quit trying to take so much joy
out of the life of the youngsters with
their efficiency theories, baaed on
dry-as-dust statistic and psycho
logical and philosophical arguments,
From th Chlcafe Tribune.
Our telephone ring. W answer
It. A sweet vole ak our Identity,
and. having etabllhd it. request
that we hold the wire as Mr. Bianx
wishes to sneak to u. We do o,
while Mr. Blank finlehe whatever
ia in hand, perhaps gives a word of
instruction to ni ecretary, ano
flnallyteom on th wire to find u
in no aiiauia moon.
Or. arain. not havln a subordl
nat handv to do th mechanical
work of getting a number, perhap
wa nail Mr. Blank ourselves. Hi
secretary answer and ha u hold
tne wire. Alter an interval sar.
Blank anwr. Not having watd
anv time, h may b In good humor,
and we may not. but the call is our
affair, not hi, and if w are wi
wa will make th best Of it.
There I a great tangi or wire
and voice, of messages, request.
and the transmission of Information
among Chicago's hundred or tnou.
and or teiepnone users in a aay.
It is worthy the attention of an effi
ciency expert. If not of an authority
on etlquet. students in acreiariai
course in business college, we are
told, ar Inatructed that they hou!4
save thlr employer s time. If ;t
one i to wait on the telephone '
ii o me omer employer.
That is not sound business Intruc.
tion. Moat persons who put in a
telephone call went something. They
seldom call to do the other person a
raver. They should remember,
therefore, that they are mor likely
to achieve their objeet If they find
the person whom they are calling in
good humor. They cannot do eo If
they keep him Idly waiting their
Beginning s telephone conversa
tion, particularly on business mat
ters, is as Important a beginning
any other conversation, A few
points are worth remembering. When
answering a call one should give his
name and bualnes connection, or
merely the firm name If not in au
thority to discus business matter.
When making a call one should pref
ace his remarks with a statement of
hi name and business connection,
whether he be addressing a subordi
nate or the person with whom ha
expects to talk.
But no discussion of the tele
phone would be complete without
reference to the pests. The greatest
of these probably is the conversa
tionalist, usually a woman on a party
line, who wastes hours for her ac
quaintances and many minute for
others waiting for a line while, she
discusses everything' from the baby'
new tooth to whether she should
bob her hair. We fear to suggest a
fitting punishment for thi pest, but
we would pray thm to have a heart.
Sensationalism In Textbook.,
From the Chicago Day News.
Should school textbooks adhere to
established facts and generally ac
cepted views, or should they be al
lowed to exploit half-baked theories,
indulge in heroics, challenge noto
riety by paradoxes and half truths?
Several states, among tnem mew
York, have been wrestling pf late
with this strange question.
The adoption by the United con
federate Veterans of a. report ad
vising the use throughout th south
of a pamphlet written Dy a rormer
confederate colonel, and purporting
to prove that Abraham Lincoln "de
liberately and personally" conceived
and planned the civil war, cap the
climax of a series of school history
Tt Is unnecessary to argue with the
belligerent southern colonel of the
old school. He is fully answered,
hv historians of authority
and adequate equipment for the ta"k.
But the incident directs attention ut
the whole question of school W
torie and their character.
Educators have written elaborate
reports on this system, and most of
tliem, fortunately, have taken com
mon sense views. A school nistory
1 necessarily general. It cannot go
into details and make due qualifica
tions and explanations of the state
ments. Hence melodrama, propa
ganda and controversy should be
Any person is free to publish any
1H4 f hiatnrv he nleases. but chil
dren in the public schools should be
safeguarded against fads and fancies,
personal crotchets and whims of al
"When I Watch My Child."
W. B. Tcata In the Dial.
When I watch my child, who Is
mnt vt 3 vears old. I can see so
many signs of knowledge from be
yond her own mind; why else should
she be so excited when a little boy
passes outside the window, and take
so little interest In a girl; why should
she put a cloak about her, and look
over her shoulder to see it trailing
upon the stairs, as she will some day
trail a dress; and why, above all, a
he lay against her mother s aide,
and felt the unborn child moving
within, did she murmur "Baby,
One Way of Doing It.
Wife Have you any secrets you
keep from me, dearest?
Husband None, darling.
Wife Then I am determined. I
will have none from you, either.
Husband You have secrets, then?
Wife Only one. and I am re
solved to make a clean breast of It.
Husband ( hoarsely ) Oo on.
Wife For several day I have had
a secret a secret longinc for a new
we predict that somebody is cninr Hiwu irith hit tn mitrh
f start a little Investigation of thej She got it. Edinburgh Scotsman.
Endorse I he Editorial.
Omh4. July . To the fcMltor of
Tlio Omaha He: I want to epr
my appreciation of th editorial In
th isaue of The lie for July e, "A
fclvrn Hahuka ia Looae Talker." ll
! el.uull make u all think !
J. K. TOUCHER.
'.neutrality and the Primaries,
Omaha. July 7. To th Kdltor of
Th Omaha He: t not with om
Inlereat tht "Brother Charlie"
liryan dtclare that h I neutral,
and thus get In line with th senator
on th main uue, that or befooling
the voter on primary day.
I It poaalble for th cat and th
cnry to declare a truce?
Oh. potent I th pull of th hut
for of fit. How l can w account
for th senator having forgotten the
"sting of Ingratitude" which rankled
long and nre? If time has (lean
rned th orua of that wound,
other and mor recent abrasion on
the pride of th aenator (till show a
redness that preclude thought of
hi alncertty in any profession of
neutrality. If you ar curlnu a to
this, ask some of th loyal Michrock
onian who It waa held up the pie
waeon from ISIS on for two long
and weary years, allowing repuhll
can to hold job and draw Mlarle
that should have gone to faithful
and deserving democrat.
On th other hand, can "Brother
Charlie" blot out by a daclaration of
neutrality all th things th senator
and his paper have done to "Brother
Will" through long year of partisan
bitterness and acrimony?
Ye, "neutrality" I a fin thing.
Also the primaries. DEMOCRAT.
He Relieve In Gun-Totlng.
Omaha. July 6. To the Editor of
The Omaha Bee: I am in sympathy
with all movement that hve for
their end the maintenance of peace
and good order, but I am not in sym
pathy with the entire thought or
domestlo disarmament under existing
conditions. When a writer ays, as one
did recently, that "the average citl
sen has no use for and no excuse for
possessing the high-powered rifles."
tc. he I making statement that
are utterly unwarranted and that are
easily capable of being refuted.
The "average citizen" presumably
mean the average law-abiding citi
zen, who is usually the victim and
not the author of crimes of violence.
It would seem that the part of wis
dom would be to advocate the train
ing of said average cltlsen In the
us of weapons to defend himself
and his home, rather than to advo
cate the policy of depriving him of
them. "LAws enacted for the pro
tection of the public" are all right if
they are enforced, but a policeman
or aoldler I not always at one's el
bow for the purpose of protection,
especially In the rural districts. And,
of course, the armed outlaw and
crook usually take prtty good care
that the force of protection are at
a dUtanc when he makes his at
tack. It em to the writer that for
bidding the possession of weapons
would be a case of putting the cart
before the hore. Rather advocate
that law-abiding citixens be encour-1
aged to poa and helped to learn
th u "of modern weapon, and
crime of vllnr would be likely to
dimlnlah. Th National Hlfle ao
rlation, government authorised and
encouraged l"1y uf vlvlllan. and
many lotal nfl and ptatol aeaocla.
tion ar lung ttrp In th right di
rection. M. L WIGTO.N.
Independence for the fllipluu.
Omaha. July . To th Kdltor of
Th Omaha tie: Referring to a let
ter In The lie on day recently. In
which th quesilon of Filipino inde
pendence was discuiiard, the writer
of that letter was tinder th Im
prraalon that th I'nlted Htatr gov
ernment la spending a whole lot of
money for the maintenance of the
Philippine government. Today th
Philippine government I paying for
very cent it spends for H main
tenance. The writer I In favor of granting
th Klllplno their Independence, be.
IrauM they ar a burden, and ad-
via in t niii aiaiaa to iev, pa
and baaaita. Th rilll'lno ar well
and good whether you leave then'
bag and bgJS If you plea to
do that way. liut why grant their
freedom wiih apparent hurl feel
ing ? Did you not promt to lve
them freT Did you not promt to
haul down your flag a oon a a
stable government Is established
there? Why. then, should you !avo
them with hurt feeling nd eat thm
aald with dlaguit? If you ineau
what you promised, fulfill It,
you rhoo to brek It. be frank t
My 0. riUPiNQ-
Wonder what a bachelor thinks
about a bigamist Triint Journal.
, A hou without fly scre
doen't need an alarm clock. El
Th helicopter InvenUd In Eng.
land Is a kind of flying corkscrew.
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