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THE PEOPLE ANI THE PEOPLE'S HOUSE i
Talking to New Jersey farmers, Gov. Woodrow Wilson told
them tHey ought to break into their own house and live in it.
That was the"professor's way of telling the people to break into
the capitol at Washington and run their own government in their
That would be good advice to the people of Chicago. They
ought to break into the City Hall, drive out the kept politicians, the
bosses and the loop newspapers and run their own city government.
And the people could do it easily if they didn't take the big
newspapers and the party bosses so seriously. The newspapers
have no strength except what the people give them. And no party
has any strength except what the people give it.
The people have been divided about half and half into Demo
crats and Republicans. Up to date there haven't been enough So
cialists to cut any figure. When the people were divided into Iwo
armies, or parties, all the bosses and newspapers had to do was to
control both party machines, make all the nominations and then let
the people vote. And no matter which wjiy the people voted, the
bosses and the newspapers won.
It will go on this way so long as the common people permit
themselves to be divided into Republicans and Democrats. For then
it is easy for a handful of party bosses working together to have
things their own way. , '
For years there hasn't been any real difference between the two
parties. Chicago got about the same dose whether it was from Re
publican officials owned by Victor Lawson or Democratic officials
owned by Andy Lawrence and Hearst. And, of course, each looked
after the interests of Big Business and the Loop.
That's why government in Chicago means nothing helpful to
the hundreds of thousands of men, women and children who work '
for their living. The men are permitted to vote on election day,
and that ends their influence at the city hall, in the state's attorney's
office or in the state house at Springfield. t
es, it's about time for the people of Chicago to break into their
house and live in it.
Cleaning Finger Nails.
If the ordinary nail brush 'does
not keep the fingers white, try
dipping the corner of a towel into
a solution of warm ammonia
water and rubbmg the wetted
corner under the nails. K
Physician What'g your
Patient (pompously) L'm a
gentleman, sir., i
Physician Then you'll have to
try something else; it doesn't
agree with you.