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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 09, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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gether loyal stand. Mayor Thomp
son raised our low paid; he has re
newed his name; may his honor
bright gain high esteem and may he
rise to fame. Conductor Jerry
O'Connor, North Avenue Barn.
DAY BOOK IN HAWAII. Our
party arrived in Honolulu very much
in need of Chicago news. We found
waiting us at the postoffice several
copies of The Day Book and placed
them in order. It did not take long
to read every item in each issue and,
believe me, nothing was more appre
ciated. I met several newspaper men here
and presented each with a copy. They
were very much surprised and agree
ably so at the frank, candid method
employed by The Day Book in giving
its readers the news.
Lfeel very grateful to my Chicago
friends for their thoughtfulness in
sending me the book. Wishing you
every success, I remain. Thomas J.
Daley, Honolulu, July 27.
stance: Cigarette papers, given away
outside, 2c; safety matches, lc out
side, 2c; newspapers, lc outside, 2c;
syrup, per can, 10c outside, 12c; rolls,
3 for 5c; coffee, 5c per cup; pie, 5c per
cut. Milk and other things are sold on
the inside are prohibited from being
sent in, forcing the prisoners to buy
at the store things which friends
could send. Ralph Radke, Cell 28.
JAIL GRUB. Wednesday's Tri
bune and other papers print a story
about the food served to the inmates
of the county jail, and also comment
on the pretty grafting practiced on
the same people. Let me, as an ex-
inmate, make a statement relative
to the matter.
The prisoners are fed coffee and
bread, both for breakfast and sup
per each day, except Monday and
Wednesday, when a cup of soup is
substituted for the coffee. At noon
they receive a stew on Monday, Tues
day and Wednesday; on Thursday
sausage and peas; Friday, macaroni
I and beans, Saturday, stew; Sunday,
corned beef and cabbage. The noon
meal is all right as far as quantity
is concerned, but generally lacks
quality. The bread is always stale
and the coffee bitter and disgusting
to the taste. It is probably made this
way to force buying coffee from the
storekeeper, who charges exorbitant
prices for most things sold; for i&-
HE IS RIGHT. The Single Tax
ers were asked for their remedy and
Mr. C. P. Hunt replied thus: "If all
subsistence were gotten from the
lake, access to the lake would give
all jobs." He is right! And I'll show
him "how." In his supposition all
subsistence is derived from the lake.
Here is the "job." I go to the lake,
place my face in juxtaposition with
it and fill the alimentary canal. I
can't see, though, where a tax col
lector, making funny marks on per
fectly good paper, is necessary to give
me "access" and "a job." I don't
want "a job." I want the results of
my work.
But poor little, wee little capitalist!
He don't want to pay rent Jle sees
the surplus labor on the market. He
feels that he has the making of a
capitalist somewhere around him.
He opens up his journal in true cap
italist fashion and he makes an entry:
"Capital stock, so much." He swells
with pride ! He start to make another
entry: "Rent" He counts his pile
again, and, horrors! He can't make
it! The rent is too high. He goes
back to his library and to console
himself gets out his history. "Eure
ka!" He finds that the capitalist ped
dlers of the fuedal ages fought suc
cessfully against the land-holding
barons withjhe aid of the released
serfs. He mps up and makes a
speech. He addresses both capital
ist and laborer. He says: "That is
what has been the matter with the
world all the time rent!" He pro
poses to the capitalist monopolist to
take' all rent in the form of a Single
1 Tax, so that those who own land noJ
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