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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 11, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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some men have pull and others have
He knows the powerful influence of
newspapers, and every Chicago po
liceman knows that during the news
paper lockout the police department
, was run to help the- newspaper pub
" lishers whip the pressmen, stereo-
typers and newsboys into submission
and slavery.
'He knows that for years the news
paper sluggers have been unmolested
by the city government while they
beat up newsboys so they would sub
mit to newspaper bossism.
Every policeman knows that ex
convicts were. sworn in" during that
trouble as deputy sheriffs and special
policemen and armed, with badges,
guns and all the authority of the law
to slug, to.sb.0Ot, to kill.
He knows that several murders
were committed by newspaper gun
men, and that none of them was ever
brought to trial.
Is it natural, then, that a police
man, who is only a human being
after allshould imagine that the way
to promotion lies through hostility to
the working class and servility .to the
rich and powerful.
When there are learned judges on
the bench who are influenced by
money and good clothes, how much
more can you expect of a common
policeman, who never had a college
education and can't belong to a learn
ed profession?
When you get down to brass tacks,
all there is to' it is that the employing
class has control of government in
Chicago, as it has pretty much
everywhere, else. And the reason for
that is that the workers don't under
' stand the rotten game and fight one
another, industrially, politically and
'every other way that counts.
The policeman doesn't love the rich
man; he is afraid of him. He won't
(be afraid of workers so long as the
workers have no pull with the gov
" eminent; and workers won't have
much pull with government so long
as they are divided.
Washington, March 11. Produc
ing figures to show that Great Brit
ain's seamen in the insurance system
had only 750 babes last year, where
as, he asserted, they should have had
10,000, President Andrew Guruseth
of the International Seaman's Union
declared that House 'merchant ma
rine committee members would con
tribute to race suicide if they killed
the LaFollette bill.
He stated that the Jack Tar hasn't
had a boost in wages since 1845, that
he can't marry nowadays, nor have
any babies, all because salaries of a
seafaring life are too meager.
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The women are turning their at
tention to the Sanitary District. This
announcement ought to throw an
awful scare into the political gents
who have for years found this divi
sion of government "easy pickins."
Yesterday twelve women attended
the meeting of the sanitary trustees
and got up and made an awful howl
when 423 vouchers calling for $125,
130 were ordered paid without ques
tion. The Great Lakes Dredge & Dock
Co. all by itself drew $12,796 out of
the pie. This broke the patience of
the women and they let out a protest,
but the majority of the board got
away with it.
The women, who were all from the
Women's City Club, promise to pay
more attention to the Sanitary Dis
trict in the future.
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Mrs. Gnaggs It's the little things
that gets on a woman's nerves.
Mr. Gnaggs Yes, mice, for in
Wonder if that Waltham woman
who broke her kneecap in "dipping"
in the tango does any kicking at

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