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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1919.
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THE MIYTHICAL PUBLIC.
Lately a new element has appeared to claim recognition as
a party in the settlement of any diffet'reences that tend to divide
tie. eniployer and em pl ye. li years gone by when any division
was mentioned ill the niakeup of industry's llllman elements
iut' two elements were spoken of, namely, capital and lalbor.
For.some reason or other the elemeint of the piublic has been
presented by someone or some interest to claim its share and
its rights in any controversy that. onies up to disturb indus
trial affairs. Just what distinguishes the public group fromn
the labor and capital group has not been fully defined as yet.
It seems to be the idea of many that. the two grloups, capital
and labor, do not provide a place for every eleinent of our
citizenship. In other words, they think that there are some
people among our citizenship that cannot be classified as either
capitalists or laborers. If the trulh is told, thiis group called
the public is composed of men who are afflicted with so much
false pride and cheap vanity that they hesitate to join the labor
group, to which they rightfully belong, or it is composed of
men who are rightfully a lart of the capitalistic group, but are
of that type who dislike to align themselves with it.
No man among the masses, who is fully awake to his status
in industry, can be misled by this reference to the public. The
public is nothing more nor less thani the masses, and the
masses are the people who have for years suffered at the hands
of the minorily group. the capitalists, who, in modern terms,
are known as pro'iteers. A man is either a slave to the cap
italistic group or lie is a member of that group. if' he is not a
member of that groupl he is a. member of the labor group, re
gardless of his vanity or pride. Those who rightfully belong
td the labor gronup but are not miembers of' the organiized labor
unions are cotntiioimally prolfiting' by the efforts oi these or
ganized bodies. The difference betweren the organized worker
land the worker who is not organized, iii his reltltioln to capital,
exists onlly in the advanttages the orgaiiized worker has in fiight
ing his battles. If a mani works to suipport. liimself atnd kind
and permits his fellow mailn to do likewise, withotut ati.tempting
p)er'secution, lie is a. nenimber of the labor gr'oup. If a mall
works to suppl.ort hiinsellf without regard for his kind and ,who
alsq profits by the efforts of his fellow mani when the oppor
tluity- ermits :ai oleration often attrributed to sluperior, men
tal equiilpmen t instead of to itferi ifor amorlality ) he is a membetr
of' the despised capitalistic grouilp, aiid ino attempt. onl the pairt
of any interest to classify him with a public gTroiup will fool the
malll w\vho is class c('ilscious.
The industrial cotnferenice was compllosed of these three
groups, caital, labor ndi( public. Capital is repri'esented by
such imenl as lockefeller. Labor is representted by such men
as Golmpers. Publie is represenited by suchi mlen as (Iaryl-. A
school boy can tell you that Hockefeller is a natutil representa
live of organlized capllital. he ca iaillso oell you that.t Gomnpers
is a natul'ral representatilive of oarglanized laborl, bIut Ihe must
stland aside and give place to the erudite college plrofessori. tho
imaster of glib phrases, to defie ithe It rule that sepuirates iNary
froiii llockel'eller anid places them in supaposedly dit'fereiit
gi'uillis. (ial'v is ats plainily a i'repr'esentative of organ ized eapi
ial as licket'eller. atn if' (I l'ry is replesentative of thlit group
called public. so is lHoekefe'ller. It foll,'ows then that if' those
iiterests rcesollisible for the cleaitionl of the idlea of' the element
1' public ill industrial dislputes are siincere ini their efforts to
Jipromote fair play they wou\\ d hiave choseni for the public's rep
resetitative one other tha lii ary, who so plainly reptresenilts the
sainc ( class thlit Rockefeleler does. \e eed no other demon
str'ation of' aury's classifl'ication thou his iatlitude toward the
steel workers ill the str'ike that is nitow iii priogiress.
It is plaitnly evident that the creatiuonu of thie idea of the
puI blic grToup ill induit strial Ilisputiles is but aniother' attempt to
hoodlwitnk the long-sultffering w\\orker' into a belief that justice
will lie renider'ed to his caii se by his iieely haiiniig failh aundi
trust ill the political fakers. who hlave hlinig held the reins of'
If' the worker' allow\\s himselfl' to be goiverned by any dec-ision
,of' these three groulps, thliat is not ratified by labor ill its en
tirety, lie is doing no.thinig mitorie than playing in a. game in
which the cardis alre stlokeled--not by any tneli"s a new role for
JACKSON'S POLITICAL OBITUARY.
(lii life's highway there is a tuirniig of' the ways. a point at
which all wh-ii travel reuist wade thirough tihe pool of' doubt. and
take onle or the other of' the highway's branches. One side of'
the sigiiboard at this turninig of' the ways is mLarked ''Success:"
the other. 'Failulre.
Thie road to success is lark alid gloomny at its source, but
becomes bi'ighteir as thle pilgr'im progresses.
The road to failure is brilliantly lighted at its source, but
becomnes dai'kler atd mol'e gltoomyl a,' the pilgVl'iim proeeds on
Joseph i. Jacklsorn, recently counity attorney of Silver Ieow'
'county, and now judge of the district court,. last night had
pt'qgressed so f'ar on life's highway as to) reach the turning of
the ways. lie wadted through the putIl of doubt and, like his
Loriginal progenitor, hie listenied to the tempter alnd chose the
Ibrilliuntly-lighted road to failure.
When, otl Thlllrsd)ay afterno'ion, in Ilihe pi'eciticts of the county
law library. Judge Jacksoun expressed in no uitLcertilin terms
to a .lullhti r.epreselntative his franik opiiiifn ihalt the case
Ijnde out against HIerrmann (illis was "tfhe strongest murder
case" that he had seen presented in liis 'experiencei iISilver
bow courts, aud when lie equally emphatically' dec!ar d that
In naequiltal could mean nothing else but a packed jury, Mr.
jackson undoubtedly spoke from his heart and, expressed his
real sentiments. And what is more, it is quite'likely that Mr.
j,Jakson's expressed sentiments were shared by the great mass
of the people of Butte and Silver Bow county.
But whatever his real, honest sentiments, Mvr. Jackson last
night came to a point where he was compelled'to make a mo
IHe must either stand by his convictions and win the ap
.ioval of the people generally. or he must yield to the impor
tuni lies of prteatory coi'porate power and cast the truth into
the discard for lie benefit. of the influences behind that power.
And Mr. Jackson made the latter decision..
From revelations which have become public, it is known
lthat the power to whomn Mr. Jackson last night renewed al
legiance as one of its slaves, believes in the absolute truth and
(orreetness of the Bulletin's story of Mr. Jackson's statements
anent the (tillis murder trial. Consequently, while that power
may, for a time, shower insignificant favors on Mr. Jackson, it
is entirely without the realms of probability to believe that
that sinister power will ever afterward fully trust Mr. Jackson.
On the oliher hand, Mr. Jackson's decision to kowtow to
ipedatory corporate influences, and to issue a public denial of
his supposedly earnest statement. has convinced the people of
Silver 1B(1w county that Mr. Jackson is not to be trusted by
Accordingly, it seemns as if, when he signed the statementS
appearing in the Butte Miner and the Aniaconda Standard this
morning, Mr. Jackson wrote his political obituary.
May the brilliant Bourke Cochran's relative rest in peace
and quiet for evermore.
THE TRADE COMMISSION COMES BACK.
In his brazen attempt to get into the limelight and at the
same time further the interests of\the packing trust, who, it
seems, he has before served in questionable capacities, Senator
Watson has stirred upl a hornets' nest.
The crushing reply of the federal trade commission- to his
charges, in the shape of evidence that he is either. ijow or
has been a legislative agent for the `Big Five,"'would seem
to cast grave doubts upon the motives of the senator from
Indiana, and to seriously discredit any statements lie makes
reflecting upon the integrity of" the commission's staff of in
The statements of the federal trade commission in reply to
Senator \Watson lead one to believe that investigations of this,
that and the other thing conducted from the capital make up
a vicious circle.
A commission is appointedl to investigate a corporation or
a group of corporations; the corporation hires detectives to
trail the investigators; the findings of the detectives, real or
manil'actured, are l)laced in the hands of some corporation
tool in the house or senate; he in turn makes charges; another
commission is appointed to investigate the charges.
The. first issue is lost sight of in the warfare of words and
the maze of'. investigation; as a rule the treasury department is
the only sufferer.
It is all part of the gigantic bunco game that we call dem
The trouble in this instance seems- to be that the report of
the federal trade commission was made public without the
packers first being consulted; something that is unethical
enough to warrant a slight flurry of apprehension in what
passes for the minds of the Neanderthal specimens who conm
pose our senate.
TAFT'S DEFIN1TION OF DESPOTISM.
Occasionally, it a selec:t gathering, under the influence of
good food aid drink. warmed by the almosphere of congenial
companuionship a prominent citizen so far forgets hihnself,
as to spteak the truth.
Ex lP'esident Tauft fell a victim to these circumstances a
little while ago, at a gathering hehl to commemorate the fif
tieth auniversary of a well known advertising firm. . in the
course of his address to the assembled managers and depart
ment heads, the ex-president made some statements that minust
have furiiished food for some little thought on the part of his
listeners. He was spealing of the value of iniblicity aind said
S * * Now, of couurse. l), licity ill getierail is of
the highest importanlce. We find it in the statutes, in
the guarantees that insure the right of free speech and the
right of the free press. These ai'e essential to' l!berty,
they are esseiitial to lopular.goverlnnmenrl, because populiar
goveru'nientt is 'unii by public opinioin. It is the iinfluence
of public opinion, of course.. first. throua.hi the ballot, but
expressed iii another way, and the ballot is influenced by
the plublicity tha.t is fiinished to the voter, or ,furnishes
the voters the facts upon which they form their opinion
and express themselves through the ballot. Therefore,
it is that, in any government that depends on force and
is a despotism, the first thing those who control the gov
ernment do is to suppress publicity, suppress free speech,
suppress the free press, and you can gauge what a gov
ernment is by the question whether it does that or not.
\We are wondering if William Hloward had any particular
governmnlet in mind .when he made the above statements, and
if by any possibility he could have been thinking of some of
the acts of our present administration, acts that are concisely
described by the utterances we quote.
Deportation of radicals to a portion of the Philippine Islands
to be set aside for that purpose. is proposed in a bill introduced
by Senator McKellar of Tennessee. There is a danger in the
senator's proposal that he perchance has overlooked. The
Filipinos are asking for their indepenenence and it is possible
that they would welcome the influx of these prisoners taken
in the war for democracy here.
The t.hroat of a cruisade against. cigarettes doesn't
worry the tobacco growers. They know what cigarettes
are made of.--(wrand Forks American.
There is a slight error lhere: the American means they knowi
what cigarettes are not made of.
Canadian soldiers are asking a bonus for war service of
82.000 each. If they could only be Americanized afttci the
miethods approved by the best people here. nothing would be
Between capturing Petrograd daily for the imperialists and
issuing conunmmunist maifestos for Czar Gary. the Minier staff
is kept veiry busy.
Union Stock Holders in the
BUTTE DAIL Y BULLETI
UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA-Locals: Sand Coulee,
Stoeket, Roundup, Lehigh, Klein, Washoe,'. ed Lodge, Slmith
FEDERAL LABOR UNION-Livingston, Great Fall -'
MACHINISTS' UNION-Great Falls, butfe, Livihngtbn, Seattle.'
CEREAL WORIKERS-Great Falls.
BLACKSMITHS' UNION--liutte, Miles City, Seattle.
ELECTRICIANS' NION---Livingstoun, Deer Lodge, Butte, AnaConda,
BAKERSUjNION--Great Falls. " .
SHOE WOFRIERS-Great Falls.
PLASTERERS' UJNION-Great Falls.
RAILWAY CAR REPAIRERS-Livingston, Miles City.
BR1EEWERY WORKERS' UNION--Butte.
HOD CARRIERS' UNION--Butte, Bozeman, Helena, Seattle.
STREET CAR MEN'S UNION-Butte, Portland,
METAL MINE WORKERS' UNION OF AMERICA.
PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Butte.
STEREOTYPERS AND ELECTROTYPERS' UNION-Butte.
BRTIIGE AND STRUCTURAL IRON WORKERS-Buttte.
BROTHERHOOD BOILERMAKERS AND HELPERS--Butte, and
STEAM AND OPERATING ENGINEERS-Great Falls.
BUTCHERS' UNION-Great Falls.
INTERNATIONAL MOLDERS' UNION, LOCAL NO. 276--Butte.
LAUNDRY WORKERS' UNION-Butte, Seattle.
PLUMBERS' UNION-Butte, Seattle.
BROTHERHOOD RAILWAY CAR MEN OF AMERICA, LOCAL NO.
224---Mi es City.
TRADESiAb.. LABOR' COUNCIL-Miles City.
BROTHESRIHQOD RAlfWAY CAR MEN OF AMERICA, COPPER
LODtC NO. 430- Butte.
.IUTTE F'OtIDRY WO~RKERS UNION-Butte.
PAINTERS' U"NION--Butte, Seattle.
CARPENT.IRS' UNION .NO. 1336--Seattle.
-TAILO'RS' IPROTEICTIVE ASSOCIATION-Butte, Portlind:
,BOILERiMAKItRS, SHIPBUILDERS AND HELPERS OF. AMERICA
-To'canno, Seattle,, Livingsiton.,
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF BLACKSMITHS AND HELP
ERS 'LOCAL NO. 211-Seattle.
WORKERS', SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' COUNCIL-Painters' Hall,
BUILDING LABORERS' UNION-Seattle.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF. BRIfIGE AND STRUCTURAL
IRON WORKERS AND PILEDRIVERS' LOCAL NO. 86-Seattle,
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF' MACHINIST HELPERS--Butte.
BROTHERHOOD OF RAILWAY TRAINMEN, NO. 580, BUTTE.
CARPENTERS' LOCAL UNION, NO.l1172Billings, Montana.
TEAMSTERS' UNION-Local 131. Gillings, 'Mont.
BROTHERHOOD 'CARPENTERS AND JOINERS-Local 1172; Bill
MILLMEN'S UNION-S.attle, Wasn.
AND THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS IN BUTTE AND .MONTANA.
BAKERY and CONFECTIONERY VORKERS-Local Uhibn'a 274,
. Anaconda, Mbnt.
INTERNATIONAL HODCARRIERS--Loral No. 98' Billings, Mont.
SHIPWRIGHTS' LOCAL 1184-,Seattl.e Washington.
WTH THE EDITORS I
The University R. O. T. C. has
niot yet started its work for the year.
And no one has as yet bemoaned the
fact. Faculty and students .alifte
seem to be heartily glad, that the
course is temporarily -suspended and
to be hoping that. that suspendion
will prove permanent. -
In the faice of this solid opposi
tion, it is the heighth of folly to
force military drill upon the univer
sity. If military drill ever accom
plished anything for the university
it could not do so under these con
Nor is this a condition in the uni
varsity alone. We are told by stu
dents from every part of the state
tlrat the R: O. T. C.'and compulsory
.iiilitary drill at the.state university
are: heavy handicaps in trying to
being new students, here. The uli
Versity is doing itself an injustice by
doggedly holding to a war lprogram
which is unpopular.with; every ohne
If there is action to be taken oni
this, now. is the time for such .ac
tion., The commandant for the -ear
has not yet arrived and. it is st-ill
possible to vote out the R. O.RT, ..
Certain it ris' that no class or
bourse in the. university can lo4g
S.wive againgst the opposition of niti
ttents. The only question is whether'
1ie R. O. T. C. will not do the ufli
1brsit; an: ireparable amount' of
damage before military drill is
finally downed. It is the Kaimiin's
opinion, based on conversation with
numerous students, that if the queB
tion ,of military drill were .sub-:
mniited to those studeits' who mntht
tike it. it would be defeated by a
vote of 20 to 1, and if it were sub
mitted to all of the men of the in
stitution it would still be lost by
a 10-to-1 vote.
The Kaimin may be wrong as to
the sentiment of the' student body.
But in justice to the students we
feel that a trial vote should be had
either of all of the men in thbe uni
British Shambles in Egypt
The Egyptian White Book, com
piled by the Egyptian delegation' to
the peace conference, is a record of
duplicity, brutality, betrayal and
atrocities that has hardly been par
alleled in the whole tortuous history
of imperialism. Systematic, propa
ganda by allied governments has por
trayed itliperialist Germany as a
cruel administrator of colonies. ' As
a matter of fact, German administra
tion has been mild in comparison
,with the mailed fist of the British
government in India, '-reland and
The proclamation of a British pro
tectorate in Egypt at the outbreak of
the war was in distinct violation of
repeated promises to restore- Egyp:
tian independepce' since 1884. Yet
the Egyptians accepted- it in the be
lief that it would e a temporary ex
pedient. They co-operated with the
allies in the war, and- many Egyptian
dead paid the price for this service.
At the conclusion of the war the
Egyptians, in' their simplicity, :were
astonished to learn that their dele
gation to the peace conference would
not be permitted to leave .gypt. A
number of the delegation were de
ported to Malta. After months of
agitation. the publicity they gaye to
their treatment,. -the'-strikes- and up
rislnes in Egypt. forc'ed the ,British
to allow 'the delegatili to :go to
Arriving there, the fcommunticated
versity or by those men who must
takd the course in military drill.
-U. of M. Kaimiu.
THOSE IGNOIRANT FOREI(iNERIS.
Under two 'rough: English laborers
L0ndon Punch printed this conversa
"Wot did 'e say?':
"I don't know, I can't understand
'im. 'E's a foreigner."
"Then why didn't you 'it 'ima?"
That isn't entirely British, it is
also American, but here the man at
the top of the heap who owns cor
porations seems infected- with hatred
for foreigners. 10 every strike you
ire 'told by those representing 6m1.
ployers tie foreiiin .elep~ntit caius's
the troublet ,won't -'let poor; nativei
borin Americans work.
1.ut did youi notice this? In Mii
B-hwl ba's:.trike at Bethleliem. thie
World is quoted: "Heaviest defec_'
tigns arde among machinists and eec-.
tri.al forces." Those workers surely
.re ':pot all "ignorant foreign-bori:
Senator Sherman. of Illinois, says.
he saw "pictures showing mobs of
strlking foreigners attacking Anler
icalis." How did he know they .weri
foreigners? Senator Thomas .of Col
orado says-it is time "for Americabs
to, get together."
Corporations, senators and others
that properly,. denounce "class hit
ied'' should refrain- fron stirring up
class hatred. .It is' easy enough to
t-e'ate the hatred, aiid the vitoa'ce
that follows not so easy to call off. .
: Americans "'got together' in: Onta
hia -the other day, and the "foreign
,born" mnust have been highly.edified.
A, negro criminal was seized, partly
burned.. Then the Ainericans, that
had- "got together" tied a rope .to
the charred body, dragged it' through
the streets, and made a plaything. of
it for young boys, incidentally burn
ing the courthouse, the city records,
and trying to lynch Mayor Smiith be
"cause he objected to the human bon
-fire.---Lbor Advocate, Cincinnati, 0,
with. President Wilson. Repeated
letters to him only brought one or
two polite acknowledgements. They
wrote numerous letters to Clemen
ceau as president of the conference.
Tlhey received no answer at all. They
found that the conference had con
firmed' the 'British protectorate over
,Egypt, without even condescending
to give the Egyptians a hearing. In
the .meantime they heard-the delega
tion of the Hedjaz, Aifliouglh the lat
ter contributed little to the success
of the war.
The record of the atrocities com
mitted in Egypt by British official
dom includes the burning and pillag
ing of villages, the killing of men.
women and children and, in some
cases, the rape of women. There' is
one case of the rape of a" 10-year-old
girl, who.died as a result of British
"kultur." Photographic illustrations
show the mutilated- bodies of natives,
including all classes of the popula
tion. In a numbet of villages British
officers compelled the whole male
Population to appear and condemned
them to be flogged on the stomach
and back. 'There are frequent, cuses
of husbands, defending thei.'wifes,
being murdered. Villages .were
burned_ to the ground. " Of one vi'
lage we extract. this ghastly reeord:
"The soldiers. buried, the assistant
mayor, his son, his brother and two
other pepisons up to their waists, asd
cut them up. w*ith their bayonets
until they were dead."
Never 'has there beeg t more grew.
Today We Celebrate I
o .--;--- - ,~--- 0
.Fun for all tiine; instructions end
less; ;ivihng portraits cut t-"f an aga
of richest .color. youthful love at its
apogee-the work d of Geoffrey Chatt
cer;. father of Innglisli poetry. Oct.
25 is. the` solemn butt luminous, date
of his death in 1400. If the tburist
cag. ddcipher the almost bbliterated
lege6id"on - Chaucer's moniimenif. iii
'Westminster Abbey, he Wirill fip~d it
registered that Chaucer died adt the
age +of 72. Swing youi thoughts
back ,to his epoch. Open your .eyes
tb the' delightfully quailt dress of
the period. Remember that the 'tomb
of the martyred saint, Thomnas A.
Becket, aichbishOp of Canterbury,
was a shriie of pilgrimage." And then
taste the flaxo6 of Chaticer's iminort
'al. masterpiece, the. "Canterbury
Tales," a procession of delight, wis
dom', aamusement for all time, in peo
ple traveling to the slhrine of Thos. A.
Becket at Canterbury. First, look
into the ei'a in which Geoffrey Chau
ceri first saw the light of day. It is
like' looking through a stained glass
window. He was born in 1528, the
second year. of Edward Ill.'s reign.
In 1327 the king had claimed the
crown of France by right ',of his
mother Isabella; and the Hundred
Years' War with France had begun.
English victories were studded like
gleaming embossment all along the
fighting years. In 1377, Richard II.,
son of the gallant Black Prince, came
to. t'ta throne,, under the tutelage of
.his. thlree ppwerfl4, uncles, John of
Gaunt,' DuRe of .'Lancaster, and the
.Dukes -of da ork.. ad Gloucester. It
was: the century of the stridetnt strife
in.teitib of othe Gueffe (hpliolders of
the, gope) and' . 'the: Ghibellines
(eilieies of the Vatican). It was the
century of Wycliffe,. the reformer,
in ,I~igland. Venice +was mistress of
the seas. ,liracle and Morality plays,
and the Mysteries,, were in full vogue.
Gothic arhiitecture was, flourishing.
St. Catherine' ,f. Siena, was living,
and leading a: Pope .back to -Rome
from Avingnon. Follow the pictures
in the stained glass window of Time,
so that you will better 'understand
"The Canterbury Tales." by Geof
fiev Chaucer. The" French language
had been replaced by English in the
schools. Right in the midst of ;these
fashions, and factions, fiery ardor,
rebellions, reforms, learning, beauty,
ond rubles on the heart's rosary of
devdtion, Gebffrey Chaucer lived, and
observed-and wrote. What wonder
that he wrote the "Merchant's Tale,"
and the "Wife of Bath's Tale,'.' and
the "Fryar's Tale," and the poor
"Clerk's Tale." For Chaucer travel
ed extensipUly on the continent-ob
serving. Authorities differ as. to
where he was born. Chaucer himself
says. "Also in the city of London.
that is to. me soe deare and sweete,
in which I was' foorth growne; and
more kindely love have I to that place
than to any other in yorth, as every
kindely creature hath' full appetite
to that place of his engendure." He
went through Oxford university. He
basked in the 'favor of the court as
the first poet of his time, for the
court was all that was great and
splendid. Edward Ill., a discerning
prince, was generous to award Learn
ing and Valor; learning was more
esteemed than valor. The court was
remarkable for ladies of beauty, wit
and gaiety. There was perpetual
nmirtih, tilts and tournaments and
romantic gallantry; Chaucer resided
at" Woodstock, in a square stone
'house still called "Chaucer's House."
When Richard IT. ascended the
throne, Chaucer's good fortunes were
not materially lessened. because of
the powerful patronage of the Duke
of Lancaster--John of Gaunt. Chau
fcer' was sent on diplomatic missions
to Genoa, Venice, Paris. His genuis
i'imbibed silently the wealth of Europe
pa.ssiung like pictures through a
+kgleidoscepe, and the glories of art
that were unfolding in the citieson
the Adriatic. 'Of his literary work
that pi;eceded the famous "Canter
bury TalesP., we have no room to
speak here--of the loveliness of his
"'i.dijl. 'andi Crysede;" of the
"Romaunt of' the -Rose'' (flaming
love-torches, these); of the "Legende
of Good. Women;" of the ."Parlia
nient of Foules" (Fowls), etc. We
cone to the celebrated "Canterbury
It was doubtless owing to Chau
cer's guajrdiansliip of two Kentish
wards as commoner of the river-bank
between Greenwich and Woolwich,
that we owe his dramatic seizure of
the 'opportunity which the merry
crowd.s gave him on the road to
Canterbury. For, the pilgrimage was
not only a pious.excercise,but a fash
ionable summer excursion. Chaucer
says, in the prologue to the "Tales,"
that he was at the Tabard Inn at
Southwa'k on a certain day when he
chanced to see a pilgrimage en route
to Canterbury. He talks-with mem
bers of the excursion; he. describes
them; they start towards Canterbury,
and, on tlie way, each is obliged to
tell -iis "Tale."
The 'pictu'res that they are-yes,
but the splendor of poetry, the
trenchant wit,. the scalding satire,
the aphorism 'for life. As in the
"But Mind, in all to .All, Mean or
Mind is not .to be chang'd by place
In Time, or Place,. Unblest or- Blest,
Can make a Hell of Heaven, a Heav
en of Hell!"
some display of the savage lust of
overseas imperialism than this record
of The omartyrdom of the Egyptian
people. The thing is all the more
revolting when it; is remembered that
the; diplomats are presenting their
peace treaty as the essence of equity
and the "liberation of subject peo
One paragraph ini this book por
traying the British shambles in
Egypt is prophetic. "If our voice is
not heard," runs the passage. "It
will be only because the blood al
ready shed .has not been enough to
pverthrow" the old world order and
give birth to a new world order."
This is also true of India, Ireland,
Korea, China and other peoples un
der the military boots of imperialism.
The peace conference has sowed
dragon's teeth of -hatred among all
these peoples, rleqliring more bayo
nets and machine guns to hoId down
the disillusioned -ahd i febellious
masses. The future is ?click with
war' and Militarism if this foul im
perialist brutality survives the pres
aat world. unrejt of the ;uas ee.-N.