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At 2). COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
600 S. PEOHU ST. CHICAGO, ILU
Circulation, Mtnroe 3S26
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
cago, 30 cents a Month. By Mall.
United States and Canada, $3.00 a
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postoffice at Chicago.
I1L, under the Act of March S. 1S7B.
teach him not to be Buch a mutt"
In short, if they followed the way of
honesty themselves let the other
man do the same.
Their verdict was unsympathetic,
unpleasant and unwelcome. But it
represented the standard value of
character for their sex and age and
therefore it was probably as near
right as may be.
"A JURY OF HIS PEERS." A 14-year-old
boy was brought into the
children's court of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
the other day on the charge of rob
bing his benefactor.
He sat alone and wept because all
the other juvenile offenders kept
away from him.
"He ain't for us to pal with," ex
plained one small boy who was
charged with lapping a till. "He
swiped a lot of money from a guy
wot trea'ted him better'n we kids ever
gits treated. He ain't no burglar-
he's a sneak!"
The defense of the ostracised one
was that there is a devil inside him
which compels him to steal
However his explanation may have
affected the judge on the bench, it
did not move the self-constituted
jury of his peers one bit.
Now note another instance of the
A young man was discharged by
his employer because he had repeat
edly taken small sums from a cash
register. He explained that there
were extenuating circumstances a
dependent mother and a sick sister.
But did his peers waste any pity
on him? Did they try any uplift
work with him?
They did not.
, "Serves him right for being such a
fool." said the other young men at
at the counter. "We'd have helped
him if we'd known. Maybe this will i
SEELY FOR GOVERNOR. A jus
tice of the peace in Redwood City,
CaL, has been guilty of lese majeste,
treason, Insubordination and heresy,
all in one. v
Now every one In California well
knows who is John D. Spreckels. If
he doesn't he has no business in Cali
fornia, let alone being a J. P.
This justice, one Geo. E. Seely, was
called upon to try the case of young
John D. Spreckels, Jr., for violating
the automobile headlight dimming
law. Did he pack up the 'cop who ar
rested John JD., Jr., and bid the young
man go his way in peace and dim no
more? Not by a jugfulL Remarking
that a fine imposed on one of John
D. Jr.'s wealth would' serve no pur
pose, he sentenced this scion of a
noble house to two days m a mouldy
country jail. Which, be it known, he
As soon as John D., Sr., gets
through with him we want to nomi
nate what is left of 'this Seely party
for governor or president or some
such thing. He is being wasted as
a mere justice of the peace.
THE QAY LIFE
Leo Meyer and James Hora went
to town last Sunday morning and
each one got a Sunday paper. Nells
ville, Wis., Republican.
Hat manufacturers predict a high
rise in price of straw hats. Fellows '
with hair can boycott hats and fel
lows without can wear parasols.
Mrs. Doolittle is a busy charity
.worker in Springfield, Ma