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enough to do the right thing. We
cannot learn nor get others to learn
from us by slamming vile epithets at
each other. We are all prone to for
get, then regret Frank Smith.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND. I have
failed to notice, in the-trust press,
any protest against the shipment of
thousands of horses and mules to the
battlefields of Europe from this coun
try. I understand the average life of
these animals when the roads are
soft or wet is about three days. When
the roads are dried out and become
harder, it is seven days. It is due to
the exertion of hauling the heavy ar
tillery. It looks as if sentiment was
sacrificed for the dollars.
Seems to me about time for lovers
of "man's best friend" to agitate
against this form of brutality. Fur
ther comment unnecessary. G. H. K.
enough to let innocent girls alone;
permitted to visit those who make it
I defy any man to prove that Chi
cago is any better today than when
"vice" was segregated. Louis Silverman.
DOESN'T AGREE WITH WELLS.
Permit me to correct Mr. Wells and
others who have been preaching
morals and informing readers of The
Day Book that those who practice
without a license are animals, weak
minded, savage, and all such.
How can anybody class a natural
necessary desire with ignorance or
crime without being extreme?
What sense is there is denying
facts that have been staring us in
the face for so many generations
and at which all attempts of reform
have so utterly failed? '
Does he mean to tell us that every
man can be perfect and that every
woman would be perfect, were it not .
for the men? Only recently a rev-
erend was "run in" in a disorderly
flat raid by the police, which proves
that even an education will not re- ,
form the desire. This case is only
one of many.
Are not multitudes of prostitutes
and redlights in every city on earth
sufficient evidence and argument
that rflfnrm is absolutelv useless?
Why are not men, who are decent 1
BAND CONCERTS. Within the
next few weeks or so the band con
certs in Chicago's parks will be under
full steam. These' concerts, I think,
are one of the best boasts a Chicago
an can make to a visitor to our city.
The music turned out is good
music, a variety of classical and rag
time. It strikes the crowd whether it
be a high-brow one or an ordinary
one. By ordinary, I mean the sort
of a crowd that enjoys the lively
music of the day. Of course, the
high-brow crowd will enjoy the grand
opera music although they do not
understand it at all. It is fashionable
to like grand opera music, ye know!
Do not consider that a rap on grand
opera music. It is more to laugh at
the high-brows and their ignorance.
But, be that as it may, the park
band concerts are a good thing. They
have a tendency to bring out a good
crowd and music always makes a
good crowd feel good.
Anything that makes folks feel
good is a good thing.
Me for the band concerts! J. T.
REDLIGHTS. To say that we
need a segregated district to keep our
innocent girls free from the contact
of the prostitutes is a coward's ex
cuse. The results cannot be worse than
to have the same innocent girls mar
ry a man that patronizes the same.
The prostitutes of today were just as
innocent as the daughters and sisters
you speak of protecting. No woman
would dare advocate the reopening of
the redlights without becoming art
outcast Make an outcast of the man
as well as of the women and the
practice will stop by itself. S. M. W
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