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DAILY COMMENT ON
If the bankers generally are fairly
well pleased "with the new currency
law, it's a safe bet the .law isn't all
that it should be for thepeople.
But it is well to remember that
even President Wilson can't get all
he wants all at once
Any fight he makes. for the people
will have to be made against terrific
odds, because MONEY is in the sad
dle and has been for years.
However, Wilson has worked won
ders so far during the first year of his
administration, and the best thing
for the people to do is to hold up his
At least until he gives some sign
of turning back.
And so far he has kept headed in
the right direction. ' ,
Sure the parcel post is here to stay.
And the .way for the. people to
make it a success and further develop
it is to patronize the government
service in preference to privately
owned express companies whenever
This parcel post business is PUB
LIC business now and the publicker
we make it the better.
Even if the fear of federal inves
tigation forces the copper magnates
to make the best terms -they can
and settled that strike, STILL ,
The government investigation
should be made just the same.
The constitutional rights of citi
zens have been violated in the copper
By exposing the lawlessness of
greedy capital in Michigan we may
prevent similar lawlessness else
where. " -
Ruling the people with private ar
mies of thugs and gunmen is too seri
ous a menace to human liberty to be
permitted 'to go on.
And certainly the government of
Michigan has had ample time to
show what it can do.
Having miserably failed to protect
the rights of American citizens with-
people: and things
in its borders, it is time for Uncle
Sam to step in and give the protec
tion his constitution guarantees, but
It's up to Uncle Sam to deliver the
The government of the state of
Michigan is a tragic joke." Gov. Fer
ris ought to be knitting tidies back
in Big Rapids.
While Chicago women are. study
ing politics as she is politicked, 'they
shouldn't be misled by what they
read in the papers.
The kept press in Chicago, under
the leadership of the Tribune, has
sought to make it appear that the
law and the gospel will be found in
the county board only in the bulging
bosom of Aleck McCormick.
But that's politics. And Tribune
politics at that.
When members of , that board
wouldn't obey Tribune orders, they
were dubbed "roughnecks."
Those who obeyed orders were
But most of the world's reforms
were accomplished by "roughnecks,"
and very little of reform has been
done in evening clothes.
To the tory press of his time Abra
ham Lincoln was a "roughneck," in
the sense that he wasn't raised in a
plug hat and dress suit.
Very likely he never got drunk on
Christmas eve and never knew a col
According to the papers the Demo
cratic factions jubilated on New
Year's day. -
The Sullivan Democrats hurrahed
in one place and the H.-H. Democrats
Outside of the scramble for jobs it
would be interesting to know just
what is the difference between Chi
cago's several brands of Democrats.
Are there any plain Democrats ly-.
ing around loose?
Advertising must be coming hard.
The Journal, for example, has been