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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
COO 80. PEOniA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
Editorial. Monro 933.
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SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago,
30 cents a Month. Br Mall. United
GLatea and -Canada, $3.00 a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 19H, at the postottica at Chicago,
lit. under the Act of March 3, 1879.
LOOK AT THESE TWO BUILD
INGS! If one were to describe the
jail that is shown in the accompany
ing picture, as it should be described,
this would read m6re like an adver
tisement for a newly erected, up-to-the
- minute - in - every-respect hotel
than an editorial which is intended to
give publicity to the attention, which
in certain parts of the country is
given to punishment for lawbreak
ing and woefully little attention giv
en to. education which makes people
into law-abiding citizens.
The jail in question is located in
Covington County, Alabama, and at
tention has been called to it by "The
Survey." It is a fine looking build
ing with plenty of light and air, well
heated in winter and well cooled in
summer. It has shower baths, clean
floors and a sanitary drinking foun
tain. Thq. fcuHdjng hag mother gopif
points top numerous to mention here.
Now in itself that is a good thing.
It indicates a step toward the high
est civilization that our law breakers
should be treated so humanely.
But look at the other picture!
It is a school in the same county
as the jail!
Study the two buildings and you
will have studied the finest illustra
tion ejctant of cause and effect. It i3
truly a sermon in pictures.
It is said that a farmer in Alabama
who possesses a cheap automobile
has more money Invested than the
average rural community has in Its
Rurar education is looking up in
this country, but too many country
communities still sleep along with
schools as bad .or nearly Jas bad as
the Alabama school we have put side
by side with the sweel Alabama ,jail
house. Educate and you will save lives,
souls and money wasted in penitentiaries.
Now if Mr. Rposevelt were in cer
tain lines Qt business we'd suspect he
hired Barnes to sue him and get press
agent stuff aeross.
Adam and Eve, however, never
thought to carry their case to the ap
ple ate court
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