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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 15, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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army posts win be conveniently dis
tributed near our great industrial
centers, not to protect our country
from invasion by a foreign foe, but
rather to be handy when the working
class too noisily demands industrial
justice.
J. Ogden Armour says business
men are patriotic. He doesn't know
what he is talking about. They
CAN'T be patriotic, in the true sense.
Patriotism to such as Armour doesn't
mean protecting the homes dad lives
of the people of one's country. It
means protecting the money interests
of the business men of that country.
And in a war between govern
ments thatfs all the men on both sides
fight for. The reason they fight at
all is that they don't know what they
are fighting about and don't know
how to do anything but obey orders.
The common men are trained from
childhood to work and die for their
masters in time of peace and fight
and die for them in time of war.
Armour himself is as much a slave
driver as any Southern planter was
before emancipation. His slaveB are
white, however, instead of black.
There is little difference under the
skin.
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LETTER TO EDITOR
NELSON ON DAN CRUfCE
Editor Day Book: I had the pleas
ure of listening to Oscar P. Nelson,
chief state factory inspector and vice
president of the Chicago Federation
of Labor, addressing a crowd at 35th
and Halsted streets on the contest for
the Democratic nomination for coun
ty judge.
Mr. Nelson said the office of coun
ty judge was the most important in
the county, because the county judge
controls absolutely the entire election
machinery of this county that he
appointed election commissioners and
all judges and clerks of election; that
unless the county judge was a man
of absolute integrity, and one who
would see that every vote was count
ed as cast regardless of partisan or
factional results, it means that the
voters are practicaUy disfranchised.
Mr. Nelson said as a Democrat that
Judge Owens has not administered
his office as required by law, and that
the office of county judge had been
administered whoUy in the interests
of a faction controUed by the Chicago
manager of the Hearst interests, An
dy Lawrence.
Mr. Nelson said many people be
lieved that in the last mayoralty pri
maries, Edward P. Dunne was legaUy
nominated' for mayor, rather than An
dy Lawrence's candidate, Carter H.
Harrison; and that in the election for
state's attorney, two years ago, no
doubt existed in the minds of a ma
jority of the citizens as to Cunnea be
ing elected, but the certificate of elec-.
tion was given to Andy Lawrence's
candidate, Maclay Hoyne.
He further pointed out, as evidence
of Andy Lawrence being in fuU con-
trol of Judge Owens' office, that WU
liam Stuart, secretary of the board of
election commissioners, was brought
here from California by Andy Law
rence, and had been employed for
years by the Hearst interests before
he assumed his present position; and
that Dr. Howard P. Taylor, election
commissioner, former Prohibitionist,
Populist and Independence Leaguer,
had been employed by the Hearst in
terests for years, as has Charles H.
MitcheU, now attorney for the elec
tion board.
Nelson said the Hearst papers were
trying to make the working men be
lieve that some trade unionists fav
ored the election of Judge Owens. He
cited the fact that the Chicago Fed
eration of Labor, Sunday, August 2,
adopted a resolution condemning Ow
ens, and said that no man or woman ,
who toils could forget that it was in
the HearstbuMing that Capt Paddy '
Lavin supervised affairs, and that it
was there the strikebreakers were
supplied with blackjacks and guns,
and that it was. such strikebreakers
that took the life of Street Car Con-

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