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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 04, 1911, Image 13

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sitions when Steffens appeared
with his Golden Rule solution.
Fredericks' case was complete
and he had noVeason to desire
a compromise, but unless the case
could tie cinched and confessions
obtained before election, Harri
man might win ajrd carry into of
fice with him an administration
which in the opinion of the open
shop interests of Los Angeles,
would have worked more harm
to them than would the com
promise. Then came Steffens
with his proposition which of
fered a way out that the business
interests back of Fredericks were
glad to take.
Steffens and his friends were
enthusiastic but the compact had
no.sooner been closed than the
bitterest of war revived both
sides. The fight had been too bit
ter -and rthe scars were to deep
for the" magic of the sentiment.
Today all the old hatred is blaz
ing. Fredericks is angry at being
cheated.out of the glory xf send
ing the-two dynamiters to the
gallows, he having bowed to the
political forces which created
him.
Darrow is incensed at the busi
ness interests whom he feels have
double crossed him by not drop
ping the fight. Big Business,
now that it has secured the bene
fits resulting from the confession
and is practically sure of Harri
man's defeat, thinks it paid too
high a price. Harriman thinks
that he has heen sold out and
that for the sake of -saving the
jMcNamaras' lives the working
-sold into the bondage of big
business.
Meanwhile in the bitterness of
their feud neither side is giving
consideration to the one neutral
factor and tne one which has been,
no party to any of the deals or
compromises Judge BordweU
until his action is taken and until
the election results are recorded
the chaos will continue. After,
that nothing is certain.
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A HANPY CONTINENT ,
We don't hear much of Soutfi
America, but we notice that on
the latest map of tHe world show-;
ing crop, commercial and politir
cal conditions almost everything
in that great continent is marked
Satisfactory" in striking con4
trast with all other contint
ents. 5
South America is a land of nat-T
ural resources in astate of conw
paratively slight development.
Some parts of it enjjoy extraordi
narily good climate. It has plen
ty of sublime scenery. It appear
to be getting over the "revolution?
habit," which is not necessarily a:
good sign.
It may be a long time before
the world has serious need o,
South America and is compelled'
to use its resources in the best
way in order to accommodate
hundreds x?f millions of people
But it is rather comfortable feed
ing for the world to have a big
rich continent on hand in case it
happens' to need it ort some datk
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