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outside "what we know as the law;
they came about through necessity.
If a member of the underworld vio
lates its few simple laws, or one of
them, he isn't put in jail. Sometimes
he Is killed, but-most of the time he is
outlawed by the outlaws, despised by
his associates, put clear outside the
pale of even the underworld.
The outlaws of the underworld
trust one another; the inhabitants of
the upper-world depend for their pro
tection on the book law.
In their business relations with one
another inhabitants of the under
world do business on honor; business
men do business according to law,
and many of our laws were passed to
protect the people from the crooked
ness of business men.
Take it through and through, there
is quite as much to admire in the
honor of outlaws as in the honor of
LETTERS TO EDITOR
Editor Day Book. I, and I can
safely say many more, would be
pleased to hear your opinion on the
issuing -of bonds.
Is it a great benefit to .the general
public that our country should go imo
debt and pay interest on that debt to
make secure our state and national
banks? Every hamlet, village and
municipality in our country is in debt
through the issuing of bonds.
Are those bonds an improvement
on the mortgage death grip that in
dividuals fear so much? Would not a
pro rata assessment be an advantage
in the long run? Is it fair to saddle
a debt on our posterity and leave
them in the power of the money lend
er? Is this not the great medium of
centralizing wealth? John Creen,
3539 Ellis Av. '
ANOTHER LABOR EXPOSE?
Editor Day Book: The entire
quack press of Chicago is now a unit
in having eight columns to the page,
the Tribune being the last to come
into the deal. This means a new com-T
bination between the department
stores and the quack newspapers to
establish a central ad-setting plant,
where all the ads for all the papers
can be set up in one shop by one set
of men, instead of each newspaper
having its own workmen.
-This means throwing out on the
street about 1,000 union printers,
stereotypers and engravers a big
savings in DOLLARS to the quack
press and the department stores, who,
of course, need the money.
What are the heads of these unions
doing? Can they do anything? Do
they want to do anything? Are the
heads of these unions in league with
the arch-schemers of this plan???
Or are they going to act like MEN
and throw the old-fashioned monkey
wrench into this labor-crushing,
steam-roller, money-getting combina
tion. We, the people, are watchfully
waiting. Alfred Gordon, Wilmette,
LINCOLN AS BEER AD
Editor Day Book: It is a well--known
fact that when the manufac
turers of any. article wish to use the
name or likeness of any person for
advertising their product that they
must obtain the consent of the party
I notice a brewing company is us
ing a caricature of Abraham Lincoln
for advertising beer on the billboards
of Chicago. Now," I do not suppose
that if Abraham Lincoln can see these
billboards, as religion teaches us he
can, that he worries much about it,
but it does seem to me, who like mil
lions of others has enshrined the '
memory of the deeds and life of Abra
ham Lincoln in his heart, that there
should be some means of stopping'
this sacrilege to the memory of the
Great Emancipator. Arthur Thorpe,
12 West Grand Av. -
P. S. Mr. Editor: I like my beer
as well as anybody.
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