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mouth disease and applied proper
remedies before it got any headway,
and the system of slaughtering ani
mals on suspicion is rank incompe
tence or worse.
Probably the stock men were get
ting too wise to market on fake
scares and old-new disease had to be
inaugurated. Wm. F. Peters.
A REPLY. I wish to reply to "An
Interested Reader" of Jan. 22, and
speak for our sisters who are out
casts from home and their natural
I am sure they do not wish nor de
serve such a fate. The attitude of
the world is changing in regard to
their place in the world and I see a
better future for them.
Yes, there has always existed pros
titution in the world, also lying, theft
and supreme selfishness, of which, I
believe, the writer referred to is its
Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn
thee; go, and sin no more."
Jesus never condemned the poor
sinner as he condemned the Pharisee
who thought he had done his duty
when he had recited his long prayers.
Jesus did not condemn the unfor
tunate woman, but he said: "Go. and
sin no more." He did not say, "Let us
have a segregated district and drive
this woman into it, to be abused by
men, so that her life shall be ended
in ten years of horror. Let us close
our doors in her face so that she will
starve if she tries to eseape."
The wages of sin is death. It is
moral death, spiritual death. There
is no real happiness for any sinner in
this world, to say nothing of the next.
This applies to man as well as to
woman, to the sinner on the Lake
Shore drive as well as the sinner on
No one can escape the conse
quences who transgresses the word of
I hope "An Interested Reader" will
teach his sons to be virtuous as well
as his daughters, If he wishes his gray
hairs to go to the grave in .peace and
The children of the rich or even
well-to-do are protected when they
commit a sin. Many times these pa
rents save their children from court
and jails, and in many cases the chil
dren become good men and women.
May it ever be so; children need the
protecting arm of parents more than
they need a jail.
The children of the poor do not
have this protection. The boy who
steals is sent to jail, where he meets
hardened criminals. The girl who
falls becomes an outcast. It is the
worst thing that can happen to either
"Vice is a monster of so frightful
That to be hated needs but to be
Yet, seen too often, familiar with its
They first endure, then pity, then
This is the experience of a boy or
girl of tender years taken from home.
It must be a poor home, indeed that
cannot offer a better protection than
a jail or the streets. These are prob
lems for our men and women to
solve. I believe we are doing some
thing in this direction.
Every time a playground is opened
crime is diminished. Forward in the
Everything that "An Interested
Reader" said about prostitution may
be said about any sin.
it the offenders are taken in the
first false step and shown the error
of their ways, and then a protecting
arm be thrown around them more
closely, the recurrence of the sin is
not likely to happen.
But to take an old offender In any
sin and attempt to win them back to
the straight path is a more difficult
problem. The monster's ties are
harder to break, but never lmpos-