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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 25, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 9

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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 SO. PEOniA STV CHICAGO, JLL.
telephones Circulation, Hpnroe 3S38
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier in Chicago.
30 cent a Month. By Mail. United
States and Canada. JJ.00 a Year.
Entered as second-class, matter April
21, 1914. at the poitoTflco at Chicago,
HI, under the Act -of March I. U79.
WOMEN IN POLITICS: During,
i the primary fight just over, the wom
en of Chicago in their first mayor
alty campaign divided among the
party factions much as the men, di
vided. There were entirely earnest
and. sincere women in every factional
camp. Each of them undoubtedly
thought Bhe was doing the best she
could for herself, her family and fof
Chicago'.
Yet the men have been doing that
very thing for many years and they
haven't got far toward political, so
cial and industrial justice.
There is nothing scientific in the
party arrangement. You will find in
both 'the Republican and Democratic
parties, for example, all of the ele
ments from extreme radicalism, or
progressiveism, to extreme conserv
atism, .or reactionaryism. "
If the parties were made up of
radicals in pne and reactionaries in
another there would be some sense to
it; and the radicals would win be
cause the great majority of the peo
ple are radical. Chicago is radical,
but the municipal government is con
servative. The people are for human
ity, but the government is for prop
erty. Women could control if they voted
together. So could the workers. But
workers have divided themselves
among several parties for years and
their voice has been stifled in gov-1
ernmentv If .womeaapursue the same
plan they will be asRmpotent in pol
itics as the working class has,-been
all ,these weary years. v Bt)
One discouraging feature about
Chicago politics is the way men have
followed leaders. They have be&L
Hearst men; Harrison men, SuBivafe
men, Deneen men, Busse men, Ler
imer men, Dunne men and sa pn.
And in the primary campaign wea
Harrison women", Sweitzer women,
Olson' women, Thompson women
Hey women, Wilson women. ' r '
Why should any man be someo&dr
man's man, or any woman be 'any
woman but her own woman in. pob
itics? t
Wouldn't it he better if everytvoler
owned himself and controlled his own
vote? "rf
IS IT "PAY." A Texas district
judge in sentencing -a youthful pris
oner to two years in the penitentiary
for breaking a show window in Dallas
find abstracting a diamond valued St
$10,000, remarked: . .
"The defendant by bis offer MH re
store the diamond if freed
knowledge of its whereabouts.
serves his two years and thenc-
sell the stone for $5,000 he wiflnbe
well repaid for his time." " 's-
Which, to our way of thinkingjos
a baneful suggestion coming fronrfa
judge upon the bench, regardless of
the motive that prompted his comr
meat
SHORT ONES
The lazy man has' no conception of
the joys of spring fever. ' ' ,
Both the allies and Germans are
showing the advance styles for the
spring campaign.
The wise girl is the one who exam
ines the bonds of matrimony to seei
they are coupon bearing. -.7
That amputation of Sarah Bepre
hardt's leg is very sad to content
plate, but just think if it 'had
May Irwin,
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