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YES, WE'RE CUTTING OUR
E. C. Ferguson, typical Chica
go business man and member of
the Association of Commerce,
spoke before the Electrical Club
yesterday. Among other things,
"The reason a man cannot af
ford to stay at home in the even
ings is that he is needed else
where. It is his duty to go out
and look after the affairs of gov
ernment to make himself ac
quainted with the needs of his
city and his state.
"You business men need to go
out and enter the forum and kill
off the demagogue who appeals to
the- people's prejudice. You need
to know and discuss such ques
tions as the workmen's compen
sation and, employers' liability
"The great contest in life is be
tween labor and capital.. The
laboring classes have been dis
cussing the questions involved in
this contest. They have been de
veloping able speakers. They
know more than you do about
some of the economic questions
which affect your business.
"All of this means that we have
got to take care of these people,
to give them vocational education
and to eliminate the terrible hous
" There is not much use in saying
anything about most of this. But,
on behalf of the plain people of
Chicago; -we want to say one
thing to Mr. E. C Ferguson, busi
ness man :
The people do not need busi
ness man to 'fake care of them.'
They can take care of themselves.
The people do not need business
men to 'give them vocational edu
cation.' The people pay the taxes
to keep up the public schools, and
will look after that themselves.
The people do not need to have
business men 'eliminate the ter
rible housing conditions' under
which so many thousands suffer.
The people can use their own
votes to do that.
With all respect to Mr. E.-C
Ferguson, business man, we de
sire to state that the people are
now weaned, and are, indeed, cut
ting their wisdom teeth.
OUR PRECISE ARTIST.
The Conventional Black.