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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 17, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 30',
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zen"; but, since this is the case, I
don't know what to be proud of.
However, I shall become a citizen
with the object to fight and help un
root such un-American and inhu
mane claim as our moneyed rulers
and their prostituted -pess assume.
I almost forgot to mention some
of the names in the book: Morgan,
Hill, Astor, Strauss, Schwab, Hearst,
Roosevelt, Taft and others of the
same rank. There isn't a single man
in the selected list who fights the
people's battle. Those, you see, are
the inferior citizens. Arouse ye!
TRAIN THE CHILD. Like most
people nowadays I believe it would be
a very excellent plan to start Sunday
schools where children can be taught
the principles of the true fatherhood
of God and brotherhood of man and
worked out in a practical way. The
devil has got such' a strong hol'd of
the church that it is simply impossi
ble for any relief to come from them.
They are disintegrating agencies and
do not inspire any humanitarian or
benevolent spirit They exist to pre
vent good from being done.
I am not writing in any bitter way,
but simply stating facts which I
know will appeal to honest people.
Now it is up to you to make a stand
for right training and to insist on
those intrusted with the development
of good to do exactly what they
preach I mean to cut out the hy
pocrisy. It is an easy matter to find
them out They betray themselves
through their eyes if they succeed in
covering up their actions.
I wish to propose the formation of
Sunday schools and will count it a
privilege to give my time on the first
day of the week for this work. We
can start in a simple way, if need be,
in the homes of the people or in the
I know you are going to be pleased
with the results, but it is often hard
to get people "swimming against the
stream." They are a little timid at
first. Break off from your old moor
ings and associate with honest souls.
"Birds of a feather flock together."
Is it not time that honest people
should flock together? When they
do the dishonest man will have to do
right or find another place to live.
We are geting very tired of hypo
crites, and the time is coming when
it will be a disgrace to belong to any
If any one desires my services to
make a start in their home or else
where, let me know. I am equal to
three meetings every Sunday, with
out money or price. "These is a tide
inthe affairs of men, which when1
taken at the' flood leads on to for
tune." It is flood-time now. Frank
A. S. Mercer, 210 S. Halsted.
LABOR UNREST. Labor unrest
is not a result of the high wages paid
by ammunition manufacturers, as
Mr. Armour states, but is a result of
.our innermost higher intelligence
endeavoring to hammer into some of
our tihck skulls that we are wander
ing away from the laws of nature in .
our enforced methods of living and
At this season more than any
other does not our intelligence re- .
volt against being stuck in a base
ment, a machine shop or office or
herded in a clothing factory the live-
long day? Does not the voice of God
within each of us sigh for the oppor-
tunity to make ourselves ungodly
dirty digging, planting and working
in the soil with our heads protected
from the sun's rays, but our body ab
sorbing its life-giving energies?
Does not the scripture, observation -and
experience tell us that above all $
meats that of the pig is unclean and
not fit for food? When one comes
to the realization of these things,
thinks them over, can we not call
many of our private and social trou
bles to mind. And are w.e not com- ,
pelled to agree with him who said:
"What fools these mortals be?" '