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Our Grumbler

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Our Rrumblr is on? of the chronie sort of ara Individual who looks at the ■world in a elightly distorted way. He is a dyspeptic, a natural dyspeptic, with whom neither food nor actions of men agree. He wouliJ Ivive the world or at least the individuals in the worlil made over more to his liking. He is no respeetor of person and the habit of grumbliug lias becorae so confirmed a liabii that he needs very litt.le excuse for n.. oxercise. There is a little of the philosopher ia his make-up aoid in order to induce the Argus to give him a space for the due exercise of his grumbüng powers, he stated that most mem were naturally grumblers and that to give vent to the grunibles in print might relieve not only his own mtnd but the mind of others. '. Our Grumbler, while walking the streets of the city the Other morninc;, was snrprised at moticing that some people seem to have the idea that the streets of the city were sewers, at least they were using them as such. It offended his idea of the proprieties. Besides he did not think it wap particularly health producing to have the streets used for such purposes. He thought that the people ought to have more regard for themselves and neighbors and that if they didn't, the strong arm of the law ehould step in and teach them that the public streets were not public sewers. Our Grumbler does not like the way in whlch hand bilis and dodgers are distributed in this city. Sometimos the streets in every direction are strewn with them. The boys whose work it is to hand out these dodgers or gutter snipes as our Grumbler has heard them called, quite appropriately he thinks, have a habit probably inculcated by their employers of standing at the postoffice or near the entrance of the University grounds or any place where a crowd congregates and passing out gutter snipes to the passers by. They are glanced at and thrown down to the street. The winds carry them in every direction an danything but a cleanly looking and anything but a cleanly lookina; refuses to take a bilí has one stuffed in bet ween bis arm and his body, to fall to the ground unwept and unseen. Soon the heavens weep over them or else the lawn sprinklers immerse and the dust settles down on the wet surface and exceedingly clean streets and lawns result. Our Grurnbler believes in advortising but he thinks that in advertising tjiat merchant does the best who blows his horn the longest and loudest with the greatest regard for public teellngs and especiawlly grumblers' feelings and the welfare of the city. # # Our Grumbler hears of certain sidewalks which need to be laid, wliich have been ordered laid but which have not been laid. Our Grumbler expressed the hope that they would be laid at once before any broken legs resulted, so that our Grumbler might continue his rambles M-ithout danger of involviug the city and the remiss property oivner in a heary damage suit.


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