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THE PUBLIC FORUM
"A TRUE LEADER." It is not
often we find a voice of music, a
faultless manner, an intellect of sheer
keenness, endless wit, humor and
pathos all combined in one person
and that one persan a labor leader.
But such is the unusual and un
looked for in the person of Cornelius
Lehane of Cork, Ireland, who was at
one time the secretary of the Irish
Federation of Labor.
Lehane is the perfect orator who
tells a story that strikes straight
home and moves the souls of men to
thought and action.
America can well feel proud that
she has been blessed by his advent
But what I cannot quite under
stand is why such papers as the Trib,
Post, News and the rest of the big
dailies who claim to stand for the
interests of the people do not give
such a character as this just a little
publicity. He is a true teacher and
friend of humanity itself. It surely
would be well for the people of these
United States to know something of
Lehane. Jesse Frye.
IMMODESTY. A very noticeable
trait in our young ladies of the pres
ent day is their startling immodesty.
It seems that their false vanity has so
completely overcome their common
sense that they will go to any ex
treme in order to make themselves
the center of attraction (or butt of
One of their main ambitions seems
to be to try and imitate fast women.
They appear on the street with gowns
cut extremely low at the neck and
high at the limbs, exposing more nu
dity than even some of the most
brazen actresses do behind the foot
lights. And I will venture to say that
some of our best young ladies will in
a short time so completely eclipse the
female stars of stagedom in the mat
ter of frailty of costume that the
orus queens will find themselves
without a profession and will be
forced to forsake the brilliant glit
ter and bright lights for rural quiet
ude and domestic pracidness.
An uninitiated person walking our
public streets and viewing the pass
ing parade of scantily-veiled females
would be unable to tell whether it
was a bathing beach or a burlesque
show. But does such style of dress
reflect good character? Will such
styles induce men to treat women re
spectably and honorably? Has such
styles a good moral influence on both
sexes? Absolutely no ! So lose your
vanity girls and get back to earth.
TAKES EXCEPTION TO SMITH.
I wish to take exception to Wm. J.
Smith's recent article attacking Pres.
Wilson, wherein he speaks about
"the plain indiscrimination of this
government on the neutrality ques
tion" for removing the embargo on
arms to Mexico on Feb. 3, then plac
ing it on again June 4.
Wm. J. Smith is evidently referring
to the "plain indiscrimination" in our
policy between Mexico and the Euro
There is not the least comparison
between the two. When the naval
superiority of England and her allies
forbid the shipments of arms and
munitions to reach her enemies, can
Germany blame the United States?
That is one point to England's
credit, and to place an embargo at
this time would be like forcing the
Germans to abandon their submarine
warfare entirely. If the embargo was
placed in the beginning, when both
belligerents were on the seas, it
would have been a different thing.
Why didn't the Germans and their
sympathizers request an embargo be
fore their ships were wiped off the
In Mexico neither faction has any
advantage over the other, for if one
had it would have been recognized
by the U. S. As they are both on aa
equal basis, either placing an em-