Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
large measure, the representatives of the people and use the machinery of
government to serve their own selfish ends.
I say the people of this republic MUST find a way to take that power out
of the hands of the selfish, sodden-souled few and restore it to the people
themselves and make our government In fact as well as in theory a gov
ernment of the people, by the people and for the people.
And I say that no power except THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE s
powerful enough at this stage of the game to recover this lost republic and
restore it to the people as a REAL democracy.
I know why the FOOD TRUST magnates are scared. They are smart
men. They UNDERSTAND. They know that things will go on as they
have been going on so long as the people are split up into warring factions
by parties; creeds and other institutions that make for differences of opinion.
They know that things will be all right for THEM so long as the people
are fools enough to be led around by the nose by political bosses or other
bosses and false leaders.
And they know that once the people understand how they are beings ex
ploited, begin TO THINK TOGETHER and become of one mind on any one
subject, then the people are going to have THEIR way about it.
And just now the people are getting mighty close to that one-minfied-ness
on the high cost of living and the cinch game the FOOD HOGS are
And that's why I consider it vastly more important that the people
learn the truth than that a few FOOD HOGS go to jail while the SYSTEM
that makes FOOD HOGS goes on.
I wish that in this particular case grand juries were not secret bodies
and that the evidence taken before them had to be given to the people.'
Chicago is the headquarters in thisjountry for the gigantic and vorac
ious FOOD TRUST. Here much of 'the manipulating of markets and jug
gling with food products is done. And Chicago owes it to the people of this
country to unmask its FOOD HOGS, so that the people can take such
action themselves, or force it from their representatives, as justice seems
to them to demand.
PERSISTENT RUMORS SAY KAISER'S ARMY NOW
HOLDS BELGIAN CAPITAL
London. War office officially announced Belgian
army has been forced to retire before German advance
in Northern Belgium. Means capture of Brussels by Ger
mans. Antwerp. Skirmish parties of Uhlans have ad
vanced almost to gates of Antwerp.
Paris, Aug. 20. Today's first official bulletin issued
from the French war office said:
"Our entire position is excellent. The advance in
Alsace-Loraine continues. Reports of French defeats at
Mulhausen and LaGarge, coming from German sources,
are utterly without foundation. The German retreat to