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workers will be together in a party
01 tneir own.
Penny 'Phone Service. The people
of Chicago may not appreciate it
now, but I am sure th time will come
wnen tney will understand that Aid
Merriam rendered a splendid public
service, m intelligently fighting the
attempt to have council give the
city's consent to the absorption of the
Automatic 'phone' plant by the Bell
I know of no city that has a better
cnance to get penny service with a
'phone in every home, through muni
cipal ownership, than Chicago has
I believe if council will investigate
it will find that the Illinois Tunnel Co.
has forfeited its telephone franchise,
11 not its tunnel franchise, by failing
to comply with the conditions of that
I believe also that the AutnmaHr.
'phone, properly managed, is a better
service than the old-fashioned Bell
'phone; and that this city could easily
ana economically establish municipal
"With 'phone service so cheap that
there could be a 'phone in every
home, Chicago people would benefit
more than by any system of subways'
that can be devised and paid for.
And I believe penny service is easily
possible under municipal ownership.
Aid. Merriam led the fight to save
Chicago from an absolute telephone
monopoly, and the aldermen who aid
ed him also rendered a great public
I would like to see a telephone
system in Chicago run for the benefit
of the people instead of for the en
richment of stockholders in a private
ly owned telephone monopoly.
If the people could see their oppor
tunity it wouldn't be long before they
would be putting a penny in the slot
instead of a nickel.
Progressive Revolution. It beats
progressive euchre all to smash.
Huerta is rotten. Let Carranaa revo
lute him out of Mexico. The chances
are that Carranza, will be rotten,
though maybe not as rotten as Huer
ta. Then about the time Carranza
gets his seat warm and exploits the
people, it will be time for another
revolutionist a little less rotten than
Carranza to drive him out.
In the meantime, the Mexican peo
ple themselves are learning some
thing while they are fighting. By and
by THEY may get control of the gov
ernment and the land.
"Unless in the meantime the big in
terests fn the TJ. S., who are interest
ed in Mexico, stir up enough agitation
through hired newspapers to force'in- -tervention.
If that happens, then
Uncle Sam will spend thousands of
lives and hundreds of millions of dol
lars conquering the Mexican people,
making them work' for Rockefeller,
the steel trust, the smelter trust, the
railroads and other big business in
terests and civilizing the Mexicans
like we civilized the American Indans.
It may be necessary to kill off the
Mexicans, so a few of us can get their
land and its mineral and agricultural
Of course, if we do go to war with
Mexico the Hearsts, Otises, Rockefel
lers and those who will win dollars
by war won't do any of the fighting.'
The working class will do the killing
and the getting killed. The plutes
will do the shouting and the land
The average soldier will meet a sol
'A dose of cold lead shot into his
head, and his name spelled wrong in
Great is bunk.
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Uncle Sam's army was of vast use
in 1913. It was pumped so full of.
vaccine that it hadn't one case of
The butter order of New York city
amounts to 308,822 pounds every