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GUESTS AT "MONKEY DINNERS" ARE AS MUCH1
RABBLE AS THOSE AT LYNCHING PARTIES G
axe tumultuous, noisy or disorderly, it I
is because there is something wrong.'..
The people axe not naturally tu-i
multuous. When they assemble at
"monkey dinners," or in lynching
parties, or in the stress and struggle
of strikes, they may become so, but
in the latter case they are no more a
rabble than in the first mentioned.
And there is always something wrong
which accounts for it.
In all history of social center ac
tivities in schoolhouses there is no
record' of people using their own
buildings becoming a rabble. Legisla
tures and congresses sometimes ex
hibit the characteristics of rabbles,
and social centers may do so. But
whose building Is the schoolhouse?
BY HERBERT QUICK.
"If we open the schoolhouses for
public meetings, won t the rabble
misuse our buildings?"
A New York woman asked Miss
Margaret Wilson, the daughter of the
president,. this question the other
evening, in the Hudson Theater, in
New York City.
"Rabble?" repeated Miss Wilson.
"I don't know what you mean!"
A rabble is a "tumultuous assem
blage" of noisy, low and' vulgar peo
ple. When the expression "the rab
ble" is used, the user at once discloses
the fact that he or she regards the
plain, ordinary, common people as
"low," "vulgar," "tumultuous" and
"noisy." That has always been the
. tory view of the people.
When disorder consists in the at
tacks of drilled bodies of men upon
undrilled crowds, it is always the. lat
ter who are "the rabble" no matter
how unlawful may be the action of
the soldiery, or how lawful and peace
ful the behavior of the crowd.
Wat Tyler led a "rabble" on Lon
don, demanding the abolition of serf
dom, the end of feudal service, the
freeing of labor and trade, the church
lands for the landless and social
"The rabble" meeting in the
schoolhouses of today are like the
rabble following Wat Tyler and John
Ball they are asking that the privi
leges of those who think the common
people, low, vulgar and tumultuous
John Boyle 0'Reillyf says "the tory
is always a traitor to every class but
his own."' Richard II was a traitor
to his plighted word given to "the
The tory of today, wherever, he
may be and whatever he may say,
is a traitor to the government under
which he lives, when he calls the
common people "a rabble."
If thft assemblages of the people
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know, mamma. Papa is the worm,