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- THE PUBLIC FORUM
COMPLAINS OF SWINDLE. The
railroads in Chicago advertise and
sell a round trip ticket to San Fran
cisco for $65.50 and-tell people who
buy that they must havetheir ticket
"validated" in San Francisco when
they start back by signing their name
on the ticket to show that it is still
in the possession of the original pur
chaser. But when these people ask here in
San Francisco to have their ticket
"validated" they are required to buy
another ticket that is called the "val-
j idator," a hold-up impure, but simple.
Visitors protest, but pay the extra
"" validating price and go home feeling
that they have been swindled by the
railroads. Henry Neil.
San Francisco, Cal., June 25, 1915.
SOCIALIST ALDERMEN. I wish
to say a few words to Friend J. L.
Robinson in regard to Comrades Rod
riguez and Kennedy, and Socialism in
particular. You, along with thou
sands of other good men and 'women
of Chicago, were, surprised that two
young members of the despised So
cialist party had the nerve, ability,
culture and stamina to stand up be
fore that august body of capitalistic
jugglers and time-servers and domin
ate the whole push, upon a principle
of plain human rights and justice as
demanded by the common people
who sent them there. It is such an
uncommon and unheard-of incident
in the political life of Chicago that
the old stand-pat reactionaries were
struck dumb and their servile follow
ers were surprised.
Friend Robinson, you want it dis
tinctly understood that you are not
a Socialist. When in the course of
events Socialism becomes popular
you will be proud to stand up and de
clare that you have been a Socialist
s for 25 years and didn't know what
Was tho mtlHpT- v i-n" i'ic - flip
men that helped to mob Wendell Phil
lips and Wm. Lloyd Garrison swore
that they were always anti-slavery
men and good Republicans.
Come in and learn several things,
among others that Socialists as an
organization are the best educated of
any people in the world upon eco
nomic and social democracy. You will
find that modern capitalism cannot
produce a lawyer, a scientist, a di
vine, a professor, who can hold their
own in a sound scientific discussion
upon social economics for 30 minutes.
Come in, Friend Robinson, and
help put 20 more safe and sane men
like Kennedy and Rodriguez (we've
got them) into the city council and
then we'll hang the hides of the old
stand-pat reactionary, tax-dodging,
stone-age dromedaries on the fence
with the south end toward the road.
C, M. Maxson, 6620 Normal Av. .
ARBITRATION. Arbitration! The
meaning is all right but the results
are not, as I know of no instance
where arbitration has benefited the
working men. What did the locomo
tive engineers and firemen get in
their arbitration? Nothing but a
chip knocked off their shoulders to
start future trouble.
Mr. N. E. L., please do not say that
strikes are like the old passing meth
ods of settling wars until arbitration
has proven a success.
Arbitration has not settled the dif
ferences between the street car men
and the company, but let us hope
they get a better deal than the rail
road men did out of the arbitration.
M. H. B.
REGARDING MISS MURPHY I
note in The Day Book of the 26th
that one M. J. Gallery is somewhat
peeved by the removal of Miss Mur
phy from her $5,000 position. Why 4
should Miss Murphy draw that much
from an ir Itution with which she
is not in harmony? Would you, Mr.
M. J., if you were mayor of Chicago,
appoint an unbeliever in organized
government to head the city's police
force? If not, then why not apply