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been wise had he left those things
unsaid. There has been only one
president in our whole history, who,
forgetting that those accused are to
be presumed innocent until proven
guilty, called three labor leaders "un
desirable citizens" before they -had
been brought to trial.
There has been only one of our
presidents who invited a representa
tive of Wall street to help him write
his message to congress. There has
been only one of our presidents who
used the diplomatic service in an at
tempt to secure a red hat for one of
his ecclesiastical friends.
By the way, who are back of these
publications that attack some reli
gions, defend others and tell us how
to vote? Can they be vouched for in
a manner satisfactory to the work
ers? I notice one of them forgot to
endorse Gov. Dunne. When Mr.
Dunne was mayor of Chicago he ap
pointed to the board of education
Jane Addams and Louis Post. That
one act alone stamped Mr. Dunne as
a true American and a progressive,
and he is still the same kind of a
man. Still we are told not to vote
I once heard of a maxim which
was supposed to have originated in
Rome namely: "Divide and rule."
When the "full dinner pail" argu
ment fails, I suppose we will have
religion tried on us. In conclusion,
I want to say that I don't believe Mr.
Wilson erased a postscript from his
note to Germany. We cannot accept
as evidence a story to that effect by
a "36-hour" acquaintance of Mr.
Breckenridge. N. W. Nelson, 224 W.
CLUB. The Independent Educa
tional club is a newly-organized club
on the West Side. Its organization
leases are pure radicalism, indepen
dent of any capitalistic ideas. We
are a body of young people who are
coming together to express our
thoughts on different topics of the
day. Various themes are conversed
in order that the foreign-born mem
bers of the aforementioned organi
zation be able to get up and speak in
public, to understand their condi
tions and to be able to look at the
better side of their struggle for ex
istence. We were organized in the
heart of the West Side. We meet
at the Workers' institute, 920 S. Ash
land blvd., every Sunday at 2 p. m.
We invite everybody to come up to
our discussions and, if possible, to
join in. Sol Goldberg.
REPLY TO AMERICAN. A true,
red-blooded American, as I under
stand it, is not bigoted. The very
fact that you call the attention of the
"Democrat Mason" shows the extent
of your narrow-mindedness and un
Americanism. A true American will
do as Wilson is doing, accept a man
for what his worth, not because of
his creed or lodge.
Wake up, American, and read the
constitution and Lincoln's Gettys
burg speech. C. J. Geisbush, 30 S.
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BANKS ROLLING IN WEALTH '
Washington, Nov. 3. The re
sources of the national banks of the
U. S. have passed their own highest
mark again boosting- the previous
high record of May 1 by $216,000,000.
Reports to comptroller of treasury,
in response to last bank call, show
that resources Sept. 12 totaled $14,
411,000,000. This is an increase of $2,144,000,
000 over September, 1915 report. To
tal deposits were $11,362,000,000,
which is $227,000,000 more than
ever shown before. It is more than
two billion dollars above total of a
Redding, Cal. Lassen peak, spout
ing balls of smoke, displays more
volcanic activity than in 50 years. .
Waukesha, Wis. Deputy sheriffs
keeping peace at Keewatin academy
following factional fight "of students