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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 05, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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disappear, and pure liquor would be
bo cheap that saloons would not pay.
While this program will not suit the
prohibitionist, the rum power can find
in it no aid whatever; hence no one
can help the liquor Business on ac
count of any reason furnished by
Henry George. The rum power is
not in touch with tax reform at any
point. Their use of the principle of
personal liberty is a hollow pretense,
tor their power rests upon denial of
liberty, that is, upon high prices
caused by taxes. C. F. Hunt, 530
Aldine av.
aside from fear. Let us remember
that these are the last days, or
troublesome times. J. Wild.
IMMIGRATION BILL NO GOOD.
This country is God's great providen
tial stomach, in which he intends to
eat up much of the past. As the
fleshy stomach performs the office of
digesting the mixture of foods, and
making one body from the whole, so
Providence intends that the United
States shall digest the conflict of
ages.
Into this stomach shall be poured
all of the climatic races of men the
black, yellow, red and white and
they are to become one e pluribus
unum.
They are to become one politically,
socially and religiously as guided by
an. intelligent instinct. It was hard
for us to digest the black man, it gave
this country a terrible and agonized
fit of dyspepsia, but, thank heaven,
he was eaten, swallowed, digested
and incorporated into the body of the
brotherhood of man in God.
Now the Chinaman is given us to
eat He, too, is tough and sticks in
the throats of some, but he will be
digested in due time, and so with the
poor Indian and all the immigrants.
It is the special providence of this
country that all men, of every coun
try, race and color, may dwell to
gether in peace and harmony, and on
this grand scale give to the world a
type of the miHenium day.
Seeing the end and design of
Providence in our very existence, let
us not flinch from duty, or turn
SOME REMEDIES. Some of your
correspondents, in writing upon the
above subjects, express great indig- ,
nation at some of those who differ W
from their views, notably Mrs. B. of
Gary, who has to drag in the bible
to give weight to her opinions.
But why bring the bible into this
discussion when this is purely an eco
nomical and physiological question,
involving as it does the necessity of
conforming to a healthy desire, on
the one hand, and the inability to
mate in "legal" mat(e)rimony, owing
to the low wages handed out by the
employing class on the other.
There may be some healthy human
animals who possess sufficient "pow
ers of repression" that they can at
ALL times control the reproductive
impulse, passion, faculty, or what
ever it may be termed, but so far as
to years' seeking has taught me
they are so few as to constitute a
negligible quantity.
Of course, we all agree that over
indulgence in any human action, be it
eating, drinking, working or think
ing, is bad, and we fully admit that
any EXCESS brings its own punish
ment, for it is a violation of "nature's
laws," but we must also admit that
each SENSE exists to be used, but
not abused.
Nature gave us a mouth, with it we
eat; with eyes, and we see; with'
nerves, and we feel; and so on,
through the whole gamut of sensa-
tion, each of our powers and senses Wf
intended to carry out its natural
function.
I fully agree with Mrs. B. that "it "
is useless to shut our eye to the aw
ful conditions existing," but there
must be a solution somewhere. Let
me suggest one or two:
(1) A simple surgical operation,
during the first year of life. (2) In
carceration in a penal settlement of
all males for the first 55 years oj

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