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THE PUBLIC FORUM
ARRANGING MEETINGS. Aid.
Utpatel wants ideas and suggestions
as to how the garment workers'
strike may be ended. He says: "We
are absolutely up against it" I say
we will always be up against it so
long as the present system of polit
ical economy remains.
If Aid. Utpatel et al are honest in
their desire to end strikes let them
read "Progress and Poverty," by
Henry George. He will then have a
fair idea how to end strikes so they
will remain ended.
To the working classes of the
world: Please bear in mind so long
as there are more working people
than there are jobs so long will this
excessive labor be in want. It will
be natural for them to compete for
jobs to prevent starvation. The re
sult is lower wages.
To all business people below the
monopolistic and trust classes or or
ganized capital: Your business de
pends on the consumers, who are
the working masses (yourself in
cluded.) Don't you see, when wages
are low and jobless people cannot
patronize your store the result is
hard times. The sooner we awake
to these facts the sooner we will
have prosperity for alL Some of you
readers of this article may be hon
estly willing to know the remedy and
be willing to do something to help
free yourselves from that invisible,
diabolical monster who is absorbing
the blood and the life of our nation
and whose grip is becoming stronger
from day to day with astonishing
us get together and shake off
this monster into oblivion. We can
do it if you will say: "I will."
I am making arrangements for a
large meeting downtown, where we
will have some of the finest speakers
of the country, who will tell us the
causes of this industrial unrest and
how to remove it, thereby freeing
the laboring classes and making this
a world of sunshine and a life worth
living, instead of gloom and misery
and all its illness on account thereof.
Send your name and address to
H. P., care of The Day Book, if
you are a willing worker. There will
be no charges. I will send you due
notice of the meeting. H. F.
YOUNGEST VETERAN. An ar
ticle in The Day Book quotes W- H.
Van Orman of Kalamazoo, Mich., as
saying he is the youngest veteran of
the civil war. Let's see if he is,
I was born July 29, 1848, and en
listed Oct. 14, 1861, at the age of 13
years 2 months and 16 days. Mr.
Van Orman says he enlisted when
13 years, 9 months and 4 days old.
My proof is a copy of my enlistment
papers with official signatures. I
was drummer Co. C, 10th New
Hampshire volunteers, Army of Poto
macA. F. Nelson, 721 E. Miller St,
FINDING THE MOTE. The mo
rals commission can swallow the ob
scene, licentious, bare-legged shows
on S. State street, but it can't stand
for one-piece bathing suits and bare
legs when it comes to swimming.
The M. C. has a hard time of It It
dare not bother the hotels, nor do a
thing about the swell brothels, nor'
find any real vice which it can attack
because of disturbing the lewd pleas
ures of the Silk Hat Harrys or the
profits of the landlords. But at last
they have discovered that people,
clear-eyed and pure-minded, are
gathering together at a natatorium
on Sunday mornings to engage in the
exhilarating sport of swimming, and
these people wear one-piece bathing
Which has the most evil results?
The natatorium where folks indulge
in healthful exercises or the cheap
hoochy-koochy" shows on State st?
The morals squad gives S. State1
street a wide berth. It can stand for
the lewd pictures in front of nickel
I shows there, but they have to insult