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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 18, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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with such features which interest
only about two per cent of its read
ers. As for news, we get only what they
think is good for us. Thafs bitter
medicine to take, but why don't they
pvtmirl this nnliov tn fhpir nrlvprHsfi.
$ ments and be consistent? Every day
tney are nlled witn ads tnat aren t
on speaking terms with the truth.
There are lies, fake and exaggeration
in nearly every one of them. The
public has been fed with this dope so
long that it seems to have acquired a
taste for it John F.
WILSON AND JOHNNY BULL
Editor Day Book Things have of
a certainty come to a pretty pass
when a monarchial government is
forced to open the eyes of an assi
nine republic. The titular head of
our nation, Mr. Wilson, is sine dubio,
a most estimable gentleman, a man
of great force and conviction, and
with some direction. We are all
happy with his admirers that his
hand of peace is now guiding us
through turbulent waters.
Nor is he all a theorist. Betimes,
he learns from the grim school of ex
perience. Only the other day he pro
tested loudly to our British cousins
that they were interfering with our
lawful trade. More loud was he in
his call upon the country to watch
the results. And behold the blow to
his patriotic pride when John Bull,
out of his largeness of experience,
proceeds to show his younger broth
er that the American princes, of the
seas are engaged in crafty smuggling
and unsportsmanlike poaching.
Fawncy their covering a gatling gun
with a layer of corn!
. Twice now it has been brought to
the mind of Wilson that he is but the
puppet consort of the princes of mon
ey. In Colorado King Rockefeller,
.out of magnanimous pity, listened to
the chief executive's arbitration plea,
then cast it aside when it did .not
please him. Then, as now, the man
Wilson spake to his fellow man, and
closed those hell-holes of fiendish
gain, only to be confronted next
morn with proof absolute that he was
powerless unconstitutional.
Some day a man will arise to dis
tinguish between precept and law.
But, oh, how long? How long?
A. E. Carver, Attorney-at-law, Gary,
Ind.
UNEMPLOYMENT
Editor Day Book People are out
of work to a very great extent on ac
count of the high prices at which
lands are held in both city and coun
try. In the decade between 1900 and
1910 agricultural land increased a
fraction over 114 per cent in value.
In the cities the advance has been
even greater.
The question is, can the traffic bear
such an abnormally heavy increase
in charges, meaning by traffic, the
industries of the country. Any cor
poration which increased its charges
even 50 per cent would thereby, to a
great extent, destroy the demand for
its products or services, which, of
course, would cause unemployment
among its employes. Does not the
same phenomenon occur with respect
to all industries when the charges for
land have advanced so enormously?
This great increase is unwarranted
when it is considered that this coun
try is but sparsely settled. To rem
edy matters we must destroy specu
lation in land by single tax. This
would bring about a condition where
plenty of land could be had free of all
charges. When we consider that the
early settlers of this country knew
of no such a condition as unemploy
ment, we can realize what this would
mean to many of the present unem
ployed. J. Weiler, 1229 Macedonia.
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Among those watching the steam
er Ohioan racing with citrous fruit
from California to New York via Pan
ama canal with some interest is the
Southern Pacific railroad. It may
have to buy the canal to hold its
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