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thets for Woodrow Wilson's "tedious
liars." Carl Sandburg.
In one of the southern states the
colored people afe-gr.eat patrons of a
matrimonial agency. One colored
man, anxious to find a wife for his
son, went to this agent, who handed
him his list of lady clients. Running
through this, the man came upon his
own wife's name, entered as desir
ous of obtaining a husband between
the ages of 28 and 35. Forgetting
about his son, the darky hurried
home to announce his discovery to
his wife. She was not at all disturbed.
"Yes," she said, "I done give him
my name. I puts it down when you
was so sick in de winter and de doc
tor says we must prepare for de
A congressman received almost
daily letters from a constituent ask
ing for garden seed, with emphasis
on peas. The demand for peas got
so heavy that the congressman was
moved to write this letter:
"I am sending you a half-dozen
more packages of peas as requested.
Say, what are you trying to do down
there, plant the whole state in peas?"
The reply came a few days later. It
"No, I'm not planting them, but
they make bully soup. Send along
CALL IN THE S. P. C. A.
"Dogs are generally from 9 to 18
inches long and the teeth from 3 to 8
inches long; the service pattern are
from 12 to 15 inches long, with
6-inch teeth. For straight dogs the
ends of the teeth should be slightly
farther apart than at their root Dogs
when heated red-hot can he twisted
until their teeth make any required
angle with each other, generally a
right angle; they are known as
t;gkew dogs," Military Engineering.
THE PUBLIC FORUM
EATING PAPERS. I am 13 years
old and a newsboy. I want some one
to see what the drivers of trust pa
pers do to the newsboys. They cheat
them right and left Their main ob
ject is to give them more papers than
they can sell and then brag about
their great circulation. When they
tell of their circulation they say they
sell them. They do not They force
them on us and we do not sell them.
WHAT IS JUSTICE? We read
and hear much about justice, but our
idea of it is generally hazy. If we
understood it many hoary-headed
wrongs would be abolished from In
stitutions, from laws and from cus
toms. Christ embodied the clear and cru
cial thought of justice when He for
bade sinners from casting stones at
the harlot and bade her to go and
sin no more.
Justice is simply a right relation
of the individual to the moral law. It
is also a right relation of the collec
tive organism called society to the
moral law. To put an unjust indi
vidual in a position to judge his fel
lows is a hideous mockery of justice.
To place a libertine on the bench to
punish immorality among men and
women is a crime worse than the one
he presumes to punish.
"Let him who is without sin cast
the first stone" is elemental justice.
But the Pharisee has no place in the
protective machinery of society be-
cause his idea of justice is revenge
for the infraction of the law and tha
ignoring of its spirit
Where then shall we find our ad
ministration of justice? Individuals
exist here and there who are fit They
are not found among political can
didates or among those whose ideai
of justice is the reception of high sal
aries and the assumption of the sa
credness of the judicial office.
We should seek to be just our-