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financially and socially for the bene
fit of THEIR masters and their po
litical masters, too, are but tools of
the money-lenders, the profit-takers,
the food-hoarders, the usurers and
exploiters of humanity.
Whatever the result of the .coming
election may be, what will it mean to
the great rank and file of the men,
women and children who work for
I know YOU get pretty promises
NOW. I know the office-seekers al
ways love YOU dearly when they
want your votes. But after election
each individual voter of you amounts
to about as much in government as
one drop of water in a Lake Michigan
What did the party politics of the
members of the Board of Review have
to do with their action in submis
sively bowing to the will of Chicago's
big bankers when those bankers de
manded that THEIR taxes be cut
deeply because POSSIBLY their prof
its might be interfered with by the
And what would YOUR public serv
ants on that board do if the small
home owners of Chicago would go
before them and ask for a 10 per cent
reduction of taxes because the high
cost of living were reducing their
wages by decreasing the purchasing
power of -a. dollar?
I would like to have every reader
who reads this ask himself what HIS
party politics gets HIM?
The Phone Trust. What excuse
has the Chicago Telephone Co. for
cutting down its staff of operators
and other employes?
There are as many subscribers as
ever. There has been no reduction
of phone rules. Every subscriber
has to pay his bill monthly or go
What's the answer?
It's the nature of the beast. Can't
overlook a chance to cut down oper
ating expense so long as the folks
will stand for rotten service.
Evidently the phone trust thinks it
has Chicago sewed up in a bag since
it has got control of the Automatic
and is putting that plant on the bum.
If phone users are wise they will
flock into the Penny Phone League
and fight for municipal ownership
with a phone in every home and good
service at a penny a call.
The phone trust will try to put that
steal through the city council in Oc
tober. Better be ready to fight.
What Is a Democrat? If Roger
Sullivan is a Democrat, and Carter
Harrison, Ed Dunne, Ham Lewis,
Johnny Owens, Andy Lawrence, Bar-
ratt O'Hara, Dan Cruice, Tom Scully,
Mike Kenna are all Democrats then
what is a Democrat?
In school they used to tell us that
things which are equal telhe same
thing are equal to each other.
According to that, then each of the
above is equal to a Democrat and
hence all of them are equal to each
But this is getting into fractions.
LETTERS TO EDITOR
DAY BOOK FRIENDS
Editor Day Book: I wish to thank
you for the general character of your
editorials, particularly the impartial
ity and broad humanity that runs
through them all. The problem that
has bothered a few of us from the
early issues of your publication is
how to secure a larger audience, how
to increase the circulation.
We have tried various ways, but
the two that appears most effective
are: Introduce the book at the lodge
meetings and the union meetings by
taking advantage of the proper order
of business to read some telling edi
torial or letteF that has recently ap
peared and then ask for an expres
sion of opinion from the meeting.
Another and very effective method
was suggested by Mr. Daniel L.
Cruice, some years ago, when the
book first made its appearance. It