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"BRICKbUST ROW," THE SECOND OF THE DAY
BOOK'S SATURDAY SHORT LOVE STORIES,
STARTS TOMORROW IT'S BY O. HENRY '
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
, N. D. Cochran, . 500 South Peoria St.
' Editor, and Publisher. HpF398 TeL Monroe 353.
VOL 2, NO. 224 Chicago, Friday, June 20, 1913
ONE CENT
SOME HOPE FOR THOSE WHO FEAR WE ARE TO
WIND UP IN A BLOODY REVOLUTION
The People Are Progressing Toward Brotherhood, and
, the World Is Growing Better Some Significant ,
Signs o the Times for Those Who Can See,
BY N. D. COCHRAN
I find that there is much talk among the so-called better class about
a bloody revolution in this country beside which the French revolution
would appear like a tea party.
I have talked with rich men who actually believe it is coming, and that
the warjjetween capital and labor wDl be solved in no other way. I find
that many of them have been reading Carlye's History of the French Revo
lution, and comparing present day indications with those that preceded that
famous upheaval.
And I am convinced that if we ever do come to such a pass in human
events in this country it will be because of the ignorance of our financial
and industrial kings.
It may be that my optimism saves me from the fears of the pessimists,)
and then it may be that I am not looking for trouble, and can see the old
world getting better every minute. I am sure of one thing, however, and
that is there is no need for any such social catastrophe.
If democracy were losing ground I might feel some apprehension, but
it isn't. On the contrary it is gaining everywhere on earth. There win be
vTevolution, of course. "There had to be. But it has been on for years, and
is gaining in strength and in accomplishments every day.
And' its greatest weapon is publicity. Just as fast as we get a free
press we will get a free country. Every time the full light of publicity is
turned on abuse and oppression, there is a movement to right existing
wrongs.
In state after state, legislature after legislature, attempts have been
made to better conditions just as fast as the people became convinced that
gonditioDB needed bettering; and I believe the .people everywhere MriR in-

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