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Vogelsang's stands out openly
against organized labor and so does
the rest of the members of his as
sociation. Kavanaugh is employing colored
strikebreakers in his Hammond
Beach inn, while he is using both
Chicago and Indiana police to keep
union men out of his saloon.
The liquor business has fallen into
the hands of citizens who are unable
or unwilling to be responsible for its
legitimate conduct. It may be for
this reason that the same people who
are in the liquor business join hands
with the Anti-Saloon league to bring
more responsible and higher citizens
into this important industry.
The Illinois and Chicago Federa
tions of Labor have both requested
these liquor dealers to become
friendly toward organized labor, but
in vain. What will or what can the
poistion of organized labor be on the
liquor question when union beer is
being delivered through the union
picket line, as is the case in the Ham
mond beach strike.
If the saloonkeepers, the brewers
and the whisky wholesalers them
selves join the Anti-Saloon league,
why should organized labor continue
the fight alone?
The liquor business needs a com
plete clean-up, it needs a revolution.
The faker, the vampire and the pros
titute must be divorced from the
liquor business, and it seems that
organized labor must do this job.
It may be suggested that our fed
eral government examine some of
the cordials. It would not surprise
us if the effect would be similar to
the famous jungle of the stockyards.
Theys may discover tunnels within
tunnels, and the liquor business
would in all probability lose some of
its leading citizens.
Discrimination against organized
labor means to kick down the ladder
which keeps them out of the deep
sea. They may just as well affiliate
directly with the Anti-Saloon league
as to assist them indirectly by black
mailing union labor,
LIKED THE "WRITE-UP." Your
front-page "write-up" on society la
dies who "walk the dog" is timely
and fine and not half strong enough.
I hope you keep it up until you make
Since the quadrille, schottische
and waltz have been discarded we
have had no dances but, what are
very vulgar and disgusting.
Last Sunday I visited Lyons, where
"Big Bill" Soesn't (mis-) rule, and
was pleased to see the majority of
the dancers sticking to the old-time
waltz, polka, etc. Only in one place
were the "tango" and "walking the
dog" (jumping like a frog) tolerated,
and it certainly was indecent.
I am a musician, and say in. the
first place, that they did not keep
time to the music. No two -couples
danced alike. You say "frogs." It
is more like a lot of moiikeys turned
In my opinion the dancing mas
ters inventing such monstrosities
ought to be jailed or fined and pur to
hard labpr and made to earn an hon
est dollar, instead of being allowed
to impose on the idle rich who have
more money than brains.
Am pleased to have you tell us
where these dances originated, also
show up that the "culled gammen"
taught the "ladies of fashion."
I feel like saying something nasty
enough here to do it justice. Hit it,
Bro. Cochran, and hit it hard! A. F.
One of the things you really can't
fool is a garden. You can water it
all the hose will let through, but the
garden knows the water isn't rain.
Winfield (Kan.) Free Press.
Isabella and Anna Patton, 7359
Kenwood av., and Att'y J. Wilson, in
court. Contempt Didn't -move atj
Judge Smith's order