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when vre discover the rascality of re
spectables who rob everybody.
As a general thing the men behind
the reformers and uplifters in their
crusades against petty larceny and
prostitution arejhe respectables who
rob entire communities, states and
nations through watered bonds and
stocks, through monopoly of food
stuffs, transportation and distribu
tion the same men who seldom miss
church service Sunday morning.
LETTER TO EDITOR
SAYS HE'S NOT OWNED
Editor Day Book: You asked if
there was one candidate for office
who owned himself and wasn't own
ed by a boss. Yes, I'm one. Here's
my platform, and if I am elected it is
a contract with the people of Cook
county. James McCarthy.
The great curse of American poli
tics is disinterest. ,
All the power-is vested in the voters
and it is up. to them to make or break
the slates of he self -selected political
guardians of the people.
I am a candidate for sheriff on the
Republican ticket and no man or set
of men will selfishly use me or the of
fice of sheriff if J succeed in getting
elected to the office, as I firmly be
lieve I shall be.
If elected I will do as follows, and
I want it distinctly understood that
this is a contract between me and the
public, whether they vote for me or
not, for after election it has always
been the policy of the office-holder
conveniently to forget his promises,
which I hold are a contract with the
public and should be enforced by tak
ing from the office-holder his salary
and refusing to pay him until he shall
carry out his pre-election agree
ments. First. The administration of the
affairs of the office at the least pos
sible cost and the making public
monthly reports of the said office.
Second. The elimination of all
useless office-holders and incom
petents. Third. The investigation of the
office at any time by any reputable
body of citizens.
Fourth. The placing of the office
under civil service and the pension
ing of super-annuated employes.
Fifth. The enforcement of the
laws, the fullest protection to individ
ual and property rights, whether cap
ital or labor.
Sixth. Cleansing and keeping
clean everything under the care of
Seventh. Conducting the police
power of the sheriff by the sheriff.
Eighth. Humanizing not brutaliz
ing the unfortunate mental weak
lings consigned to the care of the
sheriff and prohibiting shyster law
yers from annoying the inmates.
Ninth. Guaranteeing to every cit
izen every liberty that is permissible
under the law.
Tenth. This is my "shibboleth,"
"That which I would-that others do
unto me that shall I do unto them."
I am of no faction. I know no creed.
I am an American. That's all. If you
want the foregoing it Is up to you.
LIVES WARS HAVE SNUFFED OUT
Probably 15,000,000,000 Jives sacri
ficed in wars since the beginning of
Or as many as all the people who
have lived on earth during the last
More than 14,000,000 during the
-the 19th century.
These were able-bodied. See Pres.
David Starr Jordan's warning con
cerning the survival of less fit, in
"The Human Harvest,"
EVEN A PEACEFUL CRUISE COSTS
Peaceful cruises of the U. S. fleet
around' the world cost a year's salary
of 17,000 ministers.
Or this sum would have afforded
$50 each to 200,000 families.
Or would have 'built 500 school
houses costing $20,000 each.