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THE PUBLIC FORUM
.One of the darkest curses that has
fallen on the working class is its be
ing shut out QMhe wondrous world
of modern thoughts The great gates
of the temple of science are clanged
in its face and its mind is fed on the
theological garbage of the middle
ages. The school, the press and es
pecially the pulpit ideas are gravely
presented as serious truths, which are
known by all university men to be
thoroughly exploded lies.
A twentieth century newspaper will
brazenly devote a whole page to pre
senting, with pictorial illustrations,
alleged recently discovered proofs of
the truth of that Genesis legend
which has done such loyal service
to the ruling class by stultifying the
brains of its victims. It is generally
understood among the wise that the
great donkey, the working class, will
only consent to carry everybody's
burdens in addition to its own so long
as it is kept in childish ignorance of
everything it ought to know. And
this is not all. Now that a great
body of workingmen are discarding
these ancient lies and grasping for
those great truths that contain the
germs ''of their redemption, the
church is getting nervous. Frank T.
Miller, 4914 S. Ashland Av.
WHAT YOU MUST EXPECT
Mrs. F. Schrosbree comments on
treatment received in the (B. S.)
Boston Store. I would like to say
that I am glad it happened. Any mem
ber of a workingman's family who
trades on State street deserves worse
treatment than Mrs. S. received.
Please remember that loop stores do
not deal in merchandise. They trade
in labor. Their profits on their sales
are small. Their profits derived from
paying small wages axe great. Not
only that, but anyone con -buy better
merchandise within ten minutes'
walk from their own door than the
State'Street stores are giving.
I spent several years behind the
counter on State street and I know.
Don't be a slave to the loop. It
gets you nothing and your neighbor,
the uptown merchant, suffers for it
while the downtown slave-driver piles
up a big bank account. I have bought
hundreds of dollars' worth of goods
on Lincoln avenue, less than four
blocks from Mrs. Shrosbree's home,
and saved money, time and trouble.
C. H. Ellis, 3442 N. Halsted.
REPLY TO ALLEN STEVEN
Allen Steven, allow me, on behalf of
Miss E. Tyndyl, to reply to your ar
ticle on Ingersollism.
It is not customany for a person to
recognize the writings of a person
who bears the earmarks of a low,
degraded, uncouth, unmannerly
hoodlum. But under the circum
stance I will make an exception to
If you had the pleasure of grow
ing into manhood' under the guidance
of a good, kind mother you certainly
do not show the early teachings of re
spect to women that she must have
Your reference to Heinz's 57 vari
eties is a sour matter, but you must
be one of the 57 and the smallest of
them all. You certainly are a fine
specimen for courtesy. If Sir Walter
Raleigh was alive he sure would have
to go some in order to hold his title.
Judging from your writings your
brain is either perforated with igno
rance or the intelligent department is
enjoying a blanket of cobwebs. My
advice may be small, in your way of
thinking, but take a little tip. If Miss.
B. Tyndyl were a man you would be
too yellow and low to undertake to
criticise-her in the way you did, but
go ahead, my ibig,. brave American
citizen, and pick on a lonely woman.
I would like to have the honor of
experiencing the sensation of having
your neck in my hands.
Now, Steven (I would not be
guilty of addressing you mister), go
to a good cleaning establishment and