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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 06, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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THE PUBLIC FORUM
' THE MEANEST MAN. A few
days ago you had an article in your
paper about the meanest man in the
world the man who stole a boy's
skates. -
That indeed was'lnean, but I can
','go you one better." Last week at
the home of Mr. Harry Michaels, the
haberdasher, a crutch was stolen
from the front yard.
Mr. Michaels has a bright little fel
low who has for years been a cripple
and forced to use crutches. While
hopping pitifully around his yard he
left one of his crutches, valued at $10
a pair, in the yard and a negro came
along, stole into the yard quietly and
took the crutch and made a quick
getaway all this being seen by a
little girl who at once reported it to
Mrs. Michaels. It was too late to
capture the meanest man I ever heard
of. C. Howard.
CIVIL SERVICE There is a post
er in the U. S. civil service office for
bidding employes of the postoffice to
meddle into politics and assuring
them that politics will not play any
part in their promotion and welfare.
The poster is signed by the president
of the U. S. civil service commission.
I believe that time was wasted by
printing that announcement, because
pontics and politics only rules in all
of the institutions operated by the
government, state or city. Why does
every new national or local adminis
tration change employes? Isn't it a
fact that every member of the pres
ident's, governor's or mayor's cab
inet took a vital interest in the vari
ous elections? The president of the
II. S. civil service commission him
self will be divorced from his position
if Wilson should fail to be re-elected
hi 1916. Then why try to blind the
people's eyes?
The civil service commissions are
only open to street cleaners, library
pages at $6 per, and postoffice clerks,
who obtain consumption as a bonus, 1
besides the salary. So don't try to
get any other job unless you know
some politician, whether you take a
civil service examination or not, for
you will be wasting time if you do.
P. C.
REPLY TO A. GEE BEE. The
passing of the redlight district had
nothing to do with the mistreatment
of those innocent girls by those
brutes in human form. The inhabi
tants of the former redlight district
are still in the city, though somewhat
scattered, and are just as easily
reached, and it sounds like schoolboy
prattle to put up such an argument.
The men (?) who are guilty of such,
disreputable actions are not generally
found around the redlight district
They are ever on the lookout for
something new and are ever lurking
where the innocent and unsuspecting
are easily trapped. Besides, it comes
cheap if they are not caught or killed
in their hellish designs. T. R. B., 540
Circle Av.
THE AWAKENING MASSES. The
working masses who have so long
fought for the profit of capitalism are
beginning to realize to fight their own
battles.
Have the capitalists eyer fought
their own battles? No! Indeed not!
It has been the working masses who
fought for capitalism. It is the new
spirit arising among the workers and
this ideal movement is rapidly in
creasing. People are commencing to
learn to unite and change the condi
tions that have so long kept them in
poverty. v
Profit and graft are today called
business. What about a poor man
who steals a loaf of bread for his
wife and little ones at home? The
poor man who is forced to steal so
ciety denounces as a thief with the
result the jaiL
Then what about profit gained by
capitalists slaving the workers in
mills, mines, factories and in all other
monopolies? Surely it is a wonder
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