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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
600 80. PBOniA ST. CHICAGO, ILI
Clrralatlen, Menro 3834
SUBSCRIPTION Br Carrier in Chicago,
30 cent a Month. Br Mail. United
Statei and Canada, S3 00 a Tear
Entered as second-clasi matteV April
21. 1914. at th postofflce at Chicago,
111 , under the Act of March a, 187.
WHERE TO BEGIN. The millions
of Mrs. Harriman, relict of the great
railroad "promoter," assisted by oth
er millions of Rockefeller and Car
negie, are to be devoted to steriliza
tion of several hundred thousands of
American "defectives" annually, as a
matter of eugenics.
It is true that we don't yet know
all that the millions of our plutocracy
can do to the common folks. We see
that our moneyed plutocrats can own
the governments of whole states,
override constitutions, maintain j)ri-.
vate armies to shoot down men,
women and children, and railroad in
nocent men to life imprisonment for
murder, or lesser crimes. Anf if we
submit to such things, we ought not
to be surprised if they undertake to
sterilize all those who are obnoxious
to them. v
Of course, the proposition depends
much on who are to be declared "de
fective." The old Spartans, with war always
in view, used to destroy, at birtn, boys
born with decided physical weakness.
Some of our present day eugenists go
farther and damn children before
their birth because of parents crim
inally inclined. Then we have eu
genic "defectives" in the insane and
the incurably diseased. The proposi
tion is not wholly without justifica
tion. But isn't there another sort of
"defective," who is quite as danger
eus as any but whom discussion gen- ,
erally overlooks, especially discus
sion by senile, long-hailed pathol
ogists, and long-eared college pro
fessors involved in the Harriman
Rockefeller scheme to sterilize?
A boy is born to millions. He
either doesn't work, isn't usefuT,
doesn't contribute to human happi?
ness, is altogether a parasite, or else
he works to add to his millions, with
the brutal, insane greed for more and
more that caused the accumulation
of the inherited millions.. Why isn't
such the most dangerous "defective"
of all? Why isn't the prevention of
more such progeny the first duty of
eugenics? Such "defectives" direct
ly attack the rights, liberties, happi
ness, lives of millions.
Talk about inheriting criminal
tendencies! If there a ranker case
of such than the inheritance of
Standard Oil criminality as evidenced
in the slaughter of mothers and their
babes' at Ludlow?
Sterilization of hundreds of thou
sands of thetmasses, by the Harri
?nans and 'Rockefellers? Let's first
try out the "defectives" of the sons of
Harriman and Rockefeller!
Let's first sterilize, where steriliza
tion will mean something immediate,
far reaching and thorough, in the way
of genuine eugenics! R. F. Paine.
The poisonous gas used in the Eu
ropean war is a half-brother of the
stuff put on steam radiators about
this season of the year.
Why was't Mr. Bryan at the dock
as Dumba sailed, to say, "God bless
Gov. Major calls Champ Clark the
"greatest living Missourian;" but
many other Missourians will say
St Paul reports the first snow in
Minnesota. Minneapoliswill demand
the weatherman be fired.
Signs of the times Flannel under
wear In store windows and flannel
cakes on the bill o' fare.