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Whisky formerly made the criminals.
The doctor made an oriinal discov
ery.' He found out that the majority
of criminals were children mentally.
Be sure to have Billy Sunday come
to Chicago. We have Ringling Bros,
and Hobson, and should have Billy.
WOMEN IN WAR. It is under
stood that I am not held personally
responsible for my thoughts, and
when I now try to render them Into
words I am to be held free from
offense. We are all more or less
bound to listen to the controversy in
1 regard to our country's so-far imag
ined, war or welfare, and as to the
favorable outcome wp will perhaps
always remain in doubt.
In some daily papers we have the
pleasure to count the number of men
who are willing to sacrifice them
selves, regardless of their station in
life. But when it conies to women,
they are always beautifully pictured
as loyal, faithful, with the gratifica
tion of calling themselves full of ten
derness and love for their country.
In the present peace time" they are
willing to sacrifice themselves to the
army, navy, in any hardship that,
to my mind, is supreme lOve of coun
try. For what can be compared with
the highest, purest Impulse a woman
call feel the glowing pride in self
surrender and the sweet, t delightful
privilege of giving when she loves?
In other words, and from a more ex
tended point of view, it gives a won
derful puzzle to us men. In case of
war they think they will be willing
to outclass men in every instance.
But in order to "advertise themselves
now they are satisfied with the oc
cupation of nurse.
They are training themselves to
take care of a wounded man. Yet
many of our war nurses-to-be are
not sufficiently acquainted with phy
siology to give a baby proper care.
But we live under the apprehension
that they are able to promote a I
man's happiness if they chose to do
I wonder if they realize that a man
in war will expect more than her
wealth from her, or her social stand
ing, social accomplishments or a de
sire to promote her own welfare. The
man who learns to know what a
woman thinks and feels will have a
great deal of valuable information to
his credit. 0. B.
PROTESTS SOCIAL PRACTICES.
The letter In The Forum by Silvers
brings to mind another problem I be
lieve would form interesting matter
for The Forum. He holds, I believe,
the attitude of many fellows. It is
selfish and unjustified. The right
sort of girl does not expect a fellow
to spend a lot of money on her. The
only legitimate return he can ask
from her is the pleasure of her com
pany. If that is not just compensa
tion he has no right to go with her.
He brings to mind a problem that
has been forced upon me by an un
thinking young gentleman, though I
hardly should call him by that name
after his treatment. Should a man
go wit,h a girl for several years, al
low her to become infatuated with
him, be prejudiced against her
going with other fellows, and, just
about the time he should marry her,
go off because he suddenly takes a
dislike to her religion and feels she
isn't quite his equal intellectually.
That has been my experience'and I
am certain, the experience of many
If the fellow doesn't leave her for
these treasons he does , for others
equally selfish. No limit to the num
ber of broken hearts are to be count
ed. Shouldn't a strong public pre
judice be aroused against this
action. Why must fellows believe
that sham prettiness and coquettish
ness are chief requisites for love.
Why has any man the right to allow
a girl to become in love with him
only to satisfy his own sense of self
praise. Why should a fellow try tQ