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each monopolist shall pay the disin
herited for the advantage his exclu
sive privilege gives, and enforces it
as a rule, it in fact becomes a gov
ernment. It imposes its will upon all
the voluntary members of the pact.
It is right in. so doing. Equal freedom
calls for power enough to prevent in
vasion of equal rights.
That government is perverted from
its true function is no argument
against government. It is a power
ful argument for us to use every
'effort to confine it toits proper func
tions. Geo. V. Wells.
THE HARDTACK SOLDIER. So
Steven, wants a big navy and a big
army? What's the matter? Can't
you stand prosperity and does it irk
you to be out of your element in the
trenches with the bedbugs?
- And it makes Doyle so sore be
cause somebody may want "our"
far-east possessions, Hawaii and the
Now, come, Jock, and tell us how
much do you own of Hawaii and the
Philippines? You must own at least
a 2x4 to get so all het up about it.
But not to be humiliated, you are
willing to sell the islands, that is, to
transfer the land, the slaves and
their products to another master, so
your dear feelings won'tbe offended
and humiliated. And, by heck, we
will pay sizzor bills $50 a m6nth to
Well, then, where is your patriot
ism? Must they pay you $50 a
mojith to be a patriot? Isn't $13
enough? A real patriot is willing to
have his guts cut but, to associate
with bedbugs and lice and rats, and
to commit murder or be killed for
his country for at can of beans and
For a little information, please en
lighten me when the beautiful Swiss
system was used Ho protect the
workers whenever they rebelled
aeainst the Swiss masters. I am
not a pacifist, and when the war for
- industrial freedom Is on you'll not
find me with a ballot in my hand
Jos. Cordon, 1415 S, Halsted St.
A DRY ARGUMENT. Mr. A. M.
Mickow said: "If state prohibition is
ineffective it is a logical conclusion
that people don't want prohibition
I think the logical thing would be
to vote in favor of the wets, thus re
pealing prohibition laws, but, since
they don't do this, 'the booze inter-'
ests try to do this for them. With
plenty of money and men of little
principle they promote a systematic
violation of the law. Then, by speak
ers and papers, they advertise the
failure of prohibition, thus hoping to
stay the tide. '
The census bureau of 1905 makes
this statement: "For each $1,000,000
invested, lumber" , and its products
employs 72r men, leather and pro
ducts 580 men, vehicles for land
transportation 858 men, liquor and
beverages, 104 men." So, if the
money now in the liquor business
was invested in one of the other
lines-, instead of starving-mobs and
dead labor laws, we would have a
demand' for five to eight times as
many laborers and stronger laws.
Around 30,000,000 bushels of grain
and 45,000,000 gallons of molasses
are Used in making liquor each year.
If that grain were made into bread
what a lot of good it would do, but
in booze it represents not food, but '
lots of pain to. head and heart. "The
world has always used liquor." Be
cause a custom is moss-covered with
age doesn't proife it is good for man.
Pepple have always been murdered,
too, but we prohibit it. x
"They will drink if they can get
it, so why prohibit?" They will use
dope and hit the pipe also, so we
prohibit R. D. asks: "Why booze to
the soldier?" It's because it makes
a brainless brute of him. That used
to be the idea of a good soldier, but
look over in Europe and you will see
the nations have all prut the lid on,
so- it must not be good for them