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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 01, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 23',
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'hen might is the deciding factor
and makes all right?" All we aim to
do is to awaken the working class,
who are in the vast majority, to a
realization of their own power. Then
might and right will be identical.
- In short, Mr. Schilling, who's rav
ong now? Tttomas Levish.
BUGS.--There are many kindsof
bugs in this good old world. Mdny
swear I am a bug, or at least bug
house. Who knows? Maybe they
are right. I see, however, there are
others who have "bug" troubles.
Some Day Book readers are aflicted
with bedbugs and ask how to get rid
of them. I, too, am afflicted at times.
At least I find one once in a while, es
pecially in hot weather. Since it is
not .safe to blame the neighbors, I
blame myself. Since they "thrive,
live and have their being" off of
me, it is more just to blame me, since
they are not found anywhere else in
the flat or building.
Recently I called my friend Jack
to assist me in xploring my bed. We
soaked the tick with bedbug killer,
we soaked every nook and corner.
We explored the springs and iron
rails. Horrors! ' We found a whole
village in each corner. Oh, yes!
They say that bugs cannot get in an
iron bed. But somebody lied that
time. Jack doused them with the
"fatal hemlock" until you could see
them turn tip their toes and die. I
proceeded to brush all On the floor
and give them the second degree
With my clodhoppers to make sure
they were on their way to eternity.
Jack said: "Never mind, they are al
ready dead." But-1 told him I had
serious scruples against sleeping
with corpses. Will" some fault-finders,
please 'prove that we men were
"cruel to animals," that we commit
ted murder and took life put here by
creation? Was the lady. on the South
Side a few years ago humane who
refused to kill bedbugs in her flat be
cause she said God put them here for
a purpose? She was not successful 1
in proving their purpose," but after
she was thrown out of the building
the bug men gathered them up in
scoop s"hovels full. 1 would like to '
read a clear position of the anti- :
cruelty society on killing vermin, '
flies, mosquitoes, bedbugs, rats, mice
and germs I would also like to read
va vegetarian's position who believes "
it is wrong to take life. Brother '
Kendrick tells us to discuss many
original topics. Come, anti-cruel "
people and vegetarians, before we'
sin further, draw the lines real close- '
ly where we 'may kill and not kill.
Experts, know-it-alls, self-appointed
judges, regulators, bosses, wise guys,
life-threateners, brow-beaters, tell
us all about it. Come, simpoleons and
hopeoleons and superites, Socialists,
trust magnates and church mem
bers! Scare us some more. Neither1
Mr. Cochran or myself will die before
Avyoung lady tried to die -before
her time last spring by jumping sev
enteen stones, but she Jiveth. 'IHe
whom He forknew he did predesti
nate.1 "'God hardened Pharaoh's
heart." Are we free moral agents?
A BOOSTER FOR LANE. An
event, anxiously looked forward to by
thousands, looms large on the Sep
tember horizon. This is the opening,
on Sept. 25, of the brick building on
the corner of Division and Sedgwick
This brick building comprises a
night school called Lane. It is the
biggest night school in the wide
, On the same day, it is true, nu
merous other night schools in the
city will be ' thrown open to ' the v
knowledge'-iiungry multitude. But
these are to Lane as a candle is to a
Tungsten: This is not merely' a
"bright" remark; it is a truth.
For Lane harbors within its walls
a miracle, which stamps it as unique
among schools of itskind. It has a
soul. The soul is called "Lane spirit."