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so that the profitless freight hole
could be paid for by the city and give
the promoters some of their money
Clearly every subway scheme of
every character should be carefully
looked into for connection with the
underground freight system. Henry
Knaus, 108 S. La Salle st.
UNCLEjSAM ABROAD. Nearly 12
years' experience in foreign coun
tries, has brought me into close per
sonal touch with some twenty of our
representatives abroad and the re
cent naive statement that one of our
"diplomats" had large interests of his
own to protect in the country where
he is located and the case of ex-Con-cul
Thompson of Aal-La-Chapelle,
who out-Teutons the Germans them
selves as a special pleader in their be
half, are the immediate causes of my
supplying the fallowing information
at this time.
While race, nationality, financial
interest, religion, etc., will always re-,
main- strong factors in determining
the viewpoint of the majority of man
kind, my observation among our dip
lomats in the smaller countries and
especially so with American consuls
abroad is, that they and their fam
ilies become so strongly affected with
social ambitions that they uncon.
sciously lose their Americanism and
become special pleaders for those
among whom they live m and move
"socially," as against the "interests of
Americans who appeal to them.
While the idea has not gained the
complete recognition, of psychologists
and sociologists, the truth remains
that in the majority of cases social
ambition is the greatest controlling
force in human society and those
Americans among the second grade
diplomats and consuls wha have
never before enjoyed social distinq
tionand who as TJ. S. representatives
suddenly .come to occupy a place of
prominence in the countries in which
they are appointed, become intoxi
cated by the attentions they receive
and: in ashort time, grow to rejgfEpl
their own countrymen as nuisances
and beneath their, consideration.
The above is mot the exception; fart?
the rule, and it is easy to observS
how ex-Concul Thompson grewt to
out-German the Germans themselves
in Tabid advoeacy of their cause, -and:
how a number of our American-waiJ
correspondents who have been wined
and dined by the officials of the couti4
tries they iave visited, been social"
entertained by thfeir families knl?
messed and Jollied by the army oflF
cers, thereafter entirely overlook'the
fundamentals of the war situation1,1
being guided in their reports by tfie
glamor of the personal attention
which they have received. Americans '
abroad are generally a sorry fdt of.
subserviant snobs. Enough said-2'
A Mohawk American. , r,ir
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A WORKINGMAN'S MAYOR.-
Answering Edw. Freeman on" ""A?
Workingman's Mayor," in your 'is
sQe of Saturday, Feb. 20: There can1
be and there should only be one an'
swer to your question. Every work'-'
ing man and woman that is intelliJ
gent enough to draw their wjeeSSF
salary should be intelligent enougfi
to understand that there is only pnej
way for them to vote and that way &c
a straight Socialist ticket Ydft
workingmen who are drawing a stfP'
ary of $15 per week, could you clotES
and feed your family "better on $30
per week? Of course you couiffi
That is one of the minor things So
cialism could do for you. So no&'
it is up to you working men and wom
en to elect Seymour Stedman may9P'
of Chicago next April. Mrs. Char-'
lotte H. Nelson, Member Socialist
BED-WETTING. Our friend, tfie
att'y-at-law, answers the mother
question Just about the way moic M
politicians answer the voters ques
tions not by direct answer,, but hd
evading the real issue. The mother
asked for a cure for bed-wetting1, 'riotr
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