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slurs of his detractors as to his con
nection with the Salvationists only
shows his sympathy for the derelict
and his great human heart.
Impulsive, irrational and predatory
persecutions have no place . in the
state's attorney's office. What is
wanted is legality, sanity and a bal
anced mentality. James F. Forbes.
CORRUPT POLITICAL PRAC
TICE. A few men contribute the
major part of the campaign funds of
both political parties, which total
about $1,000,000 to each party. No
tice the equality. And so when 17
men of the Republican and 15 men
of the Democratic party contribute
an average of $12,000 each, what in
ference is to be drawn from this gen
erosity of the profit-makers. Why,
it is that they have special privileges
and that they are paying for the con
tinuance of these privileges.
If equality is a principle recognized
by us, then according to the present
standards, to fie patriotic, one must
contribute $3,000 a year. It is Priv
ilege saying: We can rule by the use
of money and we are willing to pay
for our privileges. It is the power of
money counteracting the influence
of the personality of democracy.
We know it is wrong. And the
contributors should be slapped and
slapped hard. If they were not so
thick-skinned they would be asham
ed. Perhaps they are. Such indi
vidual practice should be publicly de
clared a foul and corrupt practice.
It is an insult to every democratic
and republican principle of equality.
Albert H. Peterson, 9431 St Law
EX-JUSTICE HUGHES. Hughes
might have stood a good chance by
admitting a few truths in regards to
Pres. Wilson's administration and
pledging himself to follow in his foot
steps. I am also a disciple of T. R. Did
you others ever think how fortunate
you were that T. R.'s color became
yellow when it did? I for one am
jubilant We that are not color blind
have a clear view. Nothing but our
esteemed Pres. Wilson. D. H. Fisk.
WILSON AND SCRIPTURES.
Wilson was a school teacher, then a
college president whose business it
is to preach as well as teach. Being
a Presbyterian, he read the scriptures
occasionally and discovered the Ser- 9
mon on the Mount. He ran across
the verse that reads: "It is said of
old an ye for an eye and a tooth, for
a tooth, but I say unto you resist not
evil." The speaker then went on to
illustrate what he meant by saying
if a man strike you on the right
cheek turn the other also, etc. This
was a stunner to our president, so he
toned it down to mean that more
could be accomplished by moral
means than by force.
After becoming president our mails
were rifled, goods destroyed and citi
zens blown to pieces by the belli
gerents. He was called to put his in
terpretation in force. He said: "There
is such a thing as being too proud to
fight," which is in accordance with
his moral power supremacy idea. The
Republicans, and especially Roose- .
velt, who had discovered the ten
commandments, but not the Sermon
on the Mount, took Wilson to task ,
for his anti-fight attitude. The peo
ple in general had no use for the Ser
mon on the Mount on the fight ques
tion except on Sundays. Wilson, find
ing he was greatly outnumbered,
suddenly "saw a great light" and
went in for preparedness and talked"
fight, thus saving his administration
from humiliation and possible defeat.
Now the Republicans are claiming he
might return to his scriptural views,
which doesn't give him credit fpr the
astuteness he displayed in his w
change. The revisers of our scrip
tures are to blame. They should
have revised the non-resistant verses
to read something like this:
"It Is said of old an eye for eye,
and a tooth for a tooth, but I say.