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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 15, 1912, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOR
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-S09S. PEORIA ST., 5398
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 1, No. 2?7 Chicago, Thursday, Aug. IS, 1912 One Cent
. THE BtJLl MOOSE HAS 'EM ALL GUESSING
The Bull Moose party is playing hot) with the politicians in
more ways than oner and it's got 'em all guessing.
For years many people have been sick and tired of the two old
parties. No matter what they had in their platforms, or which party
won, the people got it in the same old place. "
Thousands of them, without believing-in Socialism, voted the
Socialist tieket as a protest and the Socialist vote through the
country has iteadily grown.
Now cbm'es the Progressive party, that isn't like a regular poli
tical party at all. There actually appears to be more religion than
politics in it. v
'Why, 'the delegates sang the "Battle Hymn. of the -Republic,"
and "Onward Christian'' Soldier." Lookout-for the army that'goes
in to .battle singing!
And' the 'platform is different, too. It doesn't consist merely
of planks about the tariff, the trusts, the currency and old stuff like
that. It deals with topics that interest men, women and children.
Just think of a political platform favoring an eight-hour day
and a minimum wage,, and taking a bold stand against child-labor!
Why, "there's actually hurnan sympathy in it. .
Theyan ridicule the Bull Moose all they want to, but a party
and a platform that attract such men and women as Jane Addams,
Hiram Johnson, Judge Ben Lindsey, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond bob
bins, George 'Record, of New Jersey, William Allen White, of
Kansas, and "a hpst of other sincere progressive and humanitarian
people, can't 'be laughed off the map.
And it may be sung intone hearts of the people.
Of course such aparty .won't suit Big Business, Special Privi
lege, Wall. Street & Co. for it might hurt business their kind of
business.
So these rascals will get back of Taft and if he looks like a sure
loser they'll.' get back of Wilson. Not that they think they can
handje Wilson as they have handled Taft because Wilson isn't
that kind, of a .hairpin. He's a good man and fairly progressive.
But because they think, thrdugh the August Belmonts the Under
woods, Champ Clarks, Charlfe Murphys and Tom Taggarts, they
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