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bEHE PUBLIC FORUM'
THE TRIB'S CLAIMS-The Tnb
b85Ming of its new sign makes these
8 World's Greatest -Newspaper
Jj rFirst In News
.. 2k First In Circulation.
4 First In Advertising.
jj5 RFirst In Public Service.
i(tiet( first four go as empty claims.
gmfj last one is far from true.
j A paper first in public service would
pryfAll The News about telephone
daals, big loop stores, basement sales
rooms, and tunnels, and also men
tion school land shady deals.
Money talks with Trib owners.
Shjjw us a real, simon pure, inde
pendent, big newspaper anywhere.
Wjg, need more afraid-of-nobody pa
pers, like The Day Book. Kpep at it
iJiQRSE AND HUMAN. Your
hgrse article brought out pne thing
qujte -clearly, the difference in value
between horses and humans. Horses
cgst- money providing they can be
ugsd, An old, wornout horse is value
lofWjxcept for what it wfll bring in
gguman labor is valuable in propor
tynto its scarcity, the more men
looking for jobs the cheaper men get.
lien a man looks for a Jod he is try
iqgJ find a buyer for his labor. If
njprsellers than buyers the price
jw, to arrive at the reason for
there being an oversupply of jobhunt-
ers,we must ascertain why men are
bilged to look to an employer for
the means of getting a livelihood. The
emgloyer is not in duty bound to
provide Jobs, but society is responsi
kfe"when men cannot find the means
of jmaking a living.
"Mov, does society willfully main
tain this condition or is it due to our
shortsightedness and blindness to
Are we aware of the fait that the
absolute private control of the earth
has the effect of denying the right of
life to all who have no share of it, be
cause manifestly, inasmuch as the
earth is the source of supply of all
things which are needful to maintain
life, it follows that without access to ;
it we must perish. This is what is
happening to the dispossessed. They
are dying slow deaths from underr
nourishment, foul air, lack of recrea
tion and lack of everything that
makes life livable. J. Weiler, 1229
TAXES. What is all this talk
about taxes? Single tax and all the
rest of them? I being a Christian
Socialist condemn all kinds of taxes,
evenso much as one penny tax of any
kind. "Give back unto Caesar that
which is Caesar's and to God that
which is God's."
How about revolving back unto the
days when "all they that believed had
all things common; and not one
among them said that which he had
was his own?" I think that is even
better than the belief that things pub
licly used should be publicly owned
and things privately used privately
It would not take much money to
run a government if the representa
tives gave their services for same in
stead of fortune. Members of the
English parliament get no money for
A person honestly disposed can live
up to all the good Jaws of a country
though he be ignorant of nine-tenths
You may try to get away from
Christian Socialism, but if you want
to see Christianity in overalls study
We do riotVwn this earth or even
a part of it If we did we could take
it-wjth us when we die. No, we da
not even own it for the short while
we are here. We only borrow a cer
tain amount for the time being.
Some cannot get their share be
cause others have taken teo much.
Organize all you Socialists, Christian