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THE PUBLIC FORUM
-li-Will some kind reader who attend
edhiie McKinley vs. Marshall debate,
Friday evening, March 5, please com
ment upon it? Kindly state whether
it? was decided fairor, if in your opin
ion, their was partiality shown on the
part of the judges toward the girl
debator. R. E. K.
DISCOURAGED. Will times ever
be' 'better. The thing most needed
anS hardest to get is money.
'"'When will we cease to struggle for
existence? When we die?
fTWtien will poverty cease to be a
curse? Is life worth living under
present conditions for the poor man,
atfd what has he done to deserve it?
I,say it is a curse to be born poor and
I have tasted and have been drink
ing the cup of misery. Nothing to
lobk forward to here and how uncer
tain the future. Discouraged.
'JHE BERNSTEIN CASE. Wish
tpfi congratulate you on your com-
3xients of the case of Miss Florence
ernstein vs. Marshall Field & Co.
, t Am somewhat surprised to think of
ny lawyer stating that "one cannot
beat Marshall Field & Co. in court."
Every man learns in the study of law
tnat the courts endeavor to give jus
tfpe to every one who comes within
lTien any lawyer maintains that a
corporation or predatory interest,
wiether that interest he "Field" or
anyone else, can't be beat in court,
tnen it's about time for that lawyer
tOjido all in his power to correct such
aft evil. There is no reason why Mar
shall Field & Co. should not be
tmignt the lesson of justice to all.
Any concern that treats its employes
like that one does, should be investi
gated. Records show that during the
months of October and November of
lgithat they transacted more busi
ness and made more money'than any
prjgeding year for the same months,
yet they cried hard times and laid off
hundreds of people, even though
there were not sufficient sales peo
ple to take care of the public.
Miss Bernstein should be support
ed in her claims for damage, by all
intelligent and well meaning people.
Let us stand shoulder to shoulder
with Mr. CantfiekWn his endeavor to
prosecute this firm whose every effort
is bent toward oppressing the labor
ing classes. W. M. Begg.
THE CRY OF "WOLF." Wolf,
wolf, the old cry of the G. 0. P.
Mr. Hilles of the Republican party
says in a conference of business men
in N. Y. "that not until a Republican
is returned to the White House can
there be a return to prosperity."
That has been the cry of the Re
publicans every time that they have
been ousted from the White House
for years, in other words "Sour
The Republican party is directly
responsible for the hard times we
have, especially when they are out of
office, as by their cry of wolf and
their constant talk of what will hap
pen if any one but a Republican oc
cupies the White House cause the
people and business in general to be
come "panicy" and retrench, (party
politics) "the constant dripping of
water will wear away a stone," and
because they continuously harp on
the hard times and business depres
sion, people believe it, and so create
their own hard times.
President Wilson wasn't inaugu
rated before the Republicans began
to predict four years of financial de
pression. Even the depression due
to the present war in Europe is laid
directly to the fact that we have a
Democratic president instead of a
I was sorry to see President Wil
son elected, but we have him to
THANK that we are not at war our
selves. His sane policy has saved us
from worse than business depression.
We need more like him in office.