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THE PUBLIC FORUM
PARTIES. A Forum writer says:
"Ford for president and Frank P.
Walsh for vice president. Can you
beat it?" .
Wei, I should say we could, and
easy at that These two men are fine
men and good men, so far as we
know, but why put a millionaire to
represent the people who are 75 per
cent workers. Capitalists have their
own interests and won't give much
time to the interests of the workers.
They might do what they could, but
when a man takes millions of dol
lars from the trusts to be elected I
know what be will do when he gets
in. He would do as a working man
would do who is hired to do a piece
of work; he would serve his master,
and a politician will do the same
unless you have them held down by
an organization, with their resigna
tion always in the office of the or
ganization. Why should it take from five to six
milion dollars to run a campaign for
the Republican, Democratic and Pro
gressive parties? Why don't the So
cialist party have to have several mil
lion dollars for campaign funds?
Simply because they are not going to
play the fiddle for the interests when
they are elected. Why does the daily
press, owned by millionaires, contin
ually knock Socialism? Why does it
persist in lying about Socialism first,
last and all the time? Simply be
cause if Socialists were in power
they would be a detriment to capital
ism and a benefit to the worker, the
same as capitalism is a detriment to
the working class.
There never was a law enacted for
labor that there was not a clause
somewhere so a judge could declare
it unconstitutional, and they do so
whenever the case requires it Look
at the case against the Danbury hat
Quit voting for and helping the
men that ride on your back to get
into office. Put jour own. Mnd in and
make them sign their resignations
before they get on the ticket
Let us vote for ourselves instead
of against our class. That is what
the other class does. Why not try
now to get them off your back in
stead of leaving it to the next gen
eration? Do something for the com
ing generation. Quit being foolish.
Now, part of these men are ap
pointed by the president; they should
be elected by the people. You should
be getting something for your
money, but as it is you are paying
the fiddler and not allowed to dance.
Are you not tired looking on? Don't
you feel foolish voting for your boss
es' friends and turning down your
own comrades? Isn't that a pretty
dirty way to scab against your inter
ests and your brother workers? You
have your choice, the two tickets are
there. You can help your master by
turning down the workers, or help
the workers by turning down the
riders on your back. What are you
going to do? The choice is yours.
E. S. Whitmore.
ALLEN'S OSCULATIONS. "Be
hold me. I am great I am wonder
ful, for in these times of grippe and
pneumonia I have kissed three girls
to beat the band and have not been
infected, while others who have not
indulged in osculation have been sick
ened; and, what is more to my
credit, I have not deceived these
three maidens, for they glory among
themselves that it is I, Mr. Allen Ste
ven, who kissed them."
I don't wonder, Steven, that the sa
loon men duped you out of some
money (if such is really the case).
If some of your articles are a reflec
tion of your common sense, then a
half-witted infant could dupe you
without half trying.
Every time I read one of your ar
ticles I must run to the nearest sa
loon and take five fingers of good,
hot firewater to brace my nerves.
So every old maid should marry a
Halsted street bum. G004 for you, .
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