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barrel of things that were, will it be
possible to have anything like peace
.n this world; only . then can the
democratic nations of the world, of
which the United States is most rep
resentative, seriously begin to talk of
universal disarmament, so that the
:ime and the talents and the money
now devoted to the wicked ajts of
war may be used for the uplift of
THE PUBLIC FORUM
There are letters at The Day Book
office for A. Terrance Chadwick,
"Bess H." and "A Physician."
SCIENTIFIC CRUELTY. Bess H.
is so kind as to inform me on the di
vine plan of furnishing small animals
to cut up alive to help those whose
careless living leads to the operating
table. Others have told me that war,
pestilence, over-population, poverty
and all the miseries are provisions of
All-Wisdom. On Feb. 12 I chanced
to read in a daily: "Institutions built
for the sole purpose of saving the
immortal souls of these waifs of a
big city whom an all-Providence has
left fatherless and motherless, hun
gry, homeless, abandoned."
Unless money were raised these
poor kids would lose their immortal
souls by action of the same All
Wisdom. This sort of deism has always pre
sided over bad 'institutions. Bess,
also, with excess of kindness, in
forms me that "subjects of vivisec
tion are not cut up without ether or
chloroform." Bess ought to write the
Anti-Vivisection society, 456 4th- av.,
New York, telling them what liars
they are. Here is what they publish :
"Dr. Klein has no time fbr
thinking what the animal will suffer
he never used anesthetics ex
cept for his own convenience."
"Dr. Latour thus refers to Magen
die's ferocious cruelty: 'The dog, al-.
ready mutilated, twice escaped from
the knife and threw bis, forepaws
around Magendie's neck, licking it as
if to soften his murderer and ask for
Ether can last but a few minutes.
"This dog had foreleg strapped to
back with pressure at the joint, the
muscles on a stretch. He was kept
in this suffering condition 145 days!
Then he was killed."
Again: "To stop the cries of the ( J
animal the windpipe is dissected out
and a hole made into it. It is then
raised up and a large nail passed be
hind it to prevent the blood from run
ning into the respiratory tract"
"Physician" and Bess H. withhold
their names or I would send them v
many more facts. C. F. Hunt, 530
AUTO DEATHS. Every day we
find in some secluded spot of the Ex
aminer that some child has been
killed by an auto truck driver held
by police. Would you be kind enough
to state in your paper what is done
with these drivers? Is there no law
to protect people from the slaughter
of automobiles? Mrs. S. E. Rudolph,
Answer. The law is enforced. A
truck driver was sentenced Wednes
day for from one year to life because .
his machine hR a street car and kill
ed a girl.
But the weight? of an auto truck
makes it hard to handle in an emer
gency. Because of this an ordinance
was passed in the city council at the
suggestion of Aid. Otto Kerner,
which provided that every heavy
truck should be equipped with a fen
der such as street ars have.
City engineers, after a number of
tests, proved that most killing acci
dents result from crushing the victim
under the wheels. They also, found
that a fender would preveiit this in
98 cases out of 100.
The law went into effect a month
ago, and Armour & Co., The Fair and
the Consumers Co. applied for an in
junction to prevent tha police from
enforcing it. A high-class battery of