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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 04, 1912, Image 10

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plaints are ;ut. the evil will be
remedied
In Wisconsin the Hobbses and
their neighbors all the so-called
common folks aren't common
folks any longer. They are part
of the government, thanks to La
Follette's idea that the govern
ment is the people and not a few
privileged persons.
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REAL SPORT LEADERS
Wm. Burgess.
Channel Swimmer.
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THE SPIRIT MOVES THEM
How the wolves of divine and
special privilege do snarl and
snap at the hands of man when
he reaches up for freedom and
equality.
Away in the far east are Rus
sia and Great Britain prowling
and growling around the Persian
fold in which is a big flock of re
publican sheep. It will not do to
have a republic a a buffer be
tween the empire of India and
czardom. That benighted, mor-
rfbuund Persia should succeed as
a land of freedom would be a
dangerous object lesson close be
fore the eyes of vast multitudes of
natives now kept in check by fear
alone. And so the diplomats of
Nicholas and George force Per
sia to abjectly declare that she
''will in the future be careful,
when engaging foreign officers,
that appointments be not made
which would be likely to injure
the interests of Russia and Brit
ain in Persia."
Xot very far away from this
monarchial attempt to emascu
late a republic in its cradle, the
mikado, another of the alleged
viceregents of God, "is holding the
sword over scorjes of millions of
Chinese who have almost won
freedom from hundreds of vears
of tyranny to make them declare
against a republic.
But the most glorious of all
ages is close at hand. The very
barbarians are moving with the
divine spirit of freedom. Even
the unbelieving heathen begin to
see the work of Jesus Christ, the
great Liberater from darkness,
and feel that it is good. The
Christianized part of the world
is surely marching toward free
dom from greed, selfishness and
legalized brutality. The unchris
tianized are surely striking at
the crowns that represent only
power to terrorize.
The boy of today will live tc
see much of the glory that was
meant by the command "Love ye
one another!" for the force that
is moving the tribes of the earth
is love of freedom.

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