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seem wdrth thie livinsr and its hnrwwl
for consummation worth the struggle
to attain. Verily, memory is all of
us: j. jacoDson.
ROGER FOR V. P. Press reports
bring the glad tidings the'very glad
tidings that the friends of Roger
C. Sullivan will urge that redoubt-
uuie geuueman ror me nomination
4 at 'the St. Louis convention for vice
president of the United States.
Not very many years ago it was
that the name of Roger Sullivan was
by many considered a synonym for
everything that wasj and is, rotten in
politics. Has Roger changed? Not
in the slightest degree. He is the
same" old Roger. He stands now as
always for everything that debases
politics; and what a beautiful pros
pect it would be to see the possibility,
even though it be remote, of having
the wily Roger president of , these
And what an abundance of ma
terial he would have to draw upon
for cabinet advisers. For instance,
there is "Hinky Dink,"-"The Bath
, house," Barney Grogan, Stanley
Kunz, John P. O'Malley, Harry Gib
bons, George E. Brennan. and count-'
less others more or less worthy. But
let us hope for the best-"-Elias F.
DISTRIBUTION". Modern science
has thoroughly discredited the Mal
thusian theory as applied to man.
Through agriculture, inventions' and
industry man is apply to multiply his
food supgly indefinitely. '
America as Herbert S. Bigelow
has so strikingly pointed out, is able
1 - at the density of population of Bel
gium to taKfc. care of not only the
entire population of the world, but
300,000,000 besides. And yet, ac
cording to the secretaries of agricul
ture and the interior, orfly one-third
of our available land has been devel
oped, and this at only . one-third of
its possible efficiency. ' In, spite of
this inefficiency, today we are th&
most properous nation in the world.
The problem is not one of produc
tion, but of distribution. Every seven
years or so we have a panic because
the workers have produced too much.
Instead of returning their product to
those who have produced it, we allow
it to rot, or dump it into the sea, or
try to find foreign markets for it.
When we seek a foreign market for
our surplus we find other nations do
ing the same thing, the competition
grows fierce and we have war.
The sensible thing would be to give
the laboring classes all they produce
and you would need no foreign mar
kets, except on a ndrmal basis of ex
change. But that would be socialism.
So yoir see war is not only unnec
essary, but in any except an insane
system o society would be impossi
ble. Thomas Levish.-
sing about promenading paradise
with archangels and employ the sol
diery to force artisans into submis
sion' to monopolists.
Those are back numberswho con
tend that patriotism is a noble trait;
patriotism discourages the exercise
of humane sentiments toward the
inhabitants of other countries.
A business man deserves no hon
orable mention, because he lacks
honesty of purpose and trades upon
The evangelical movement exercis
es no moral influence, for no age ever
equaled this for poverty, crime, ini
quity and hypocrisy.
Seeking a redeemer outside one
self betokens" a defective thinking
He is dangerous who praises au
thority, for the latter develops a per
Pastors declaim about cheering the
-drooping heart and champion stat
utes that inflict misery upon the
Let labor, not money, be the price
of commodities; money is not essen
tial to comfort