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? one more reader to rend it regularly f The Day Book woiilQ be making ' some mdney. ' Personally I believe the success of f The Day Book means more to the people of Chicago than subways, -boulevards, forty-stdfy skyscrapers and all material improvements con- templated or even imagined. f It isn't the great structures of steel and stone and cement that make a city great. Only the people by being jjk great can make a city great A city has a soul, and the greatness of a ) city is measured by the grea'tness of y . its soul. I believe Chicago has a great civic " soul, because I believe all the ele- i ments that go to make any commun- - I ity great are to be found right here J in Chicago. Our civic soul would r grow faster if there were better op- portunities for expression of the hopesand aspirations of the people. I believe that growth is held back by the lack of a free press. And the main purpose of The Day Book is to pave the way for a press that is truly free. I have gone far enough with it to be satisfied that the experiihent will , - ultimately be successful. Expecting , the people to be slow to grasp the idea, I made arrangements at the - outset to have the money to keep the f -adless. paper going until the people make it a success. So I am not disturbed by the fact that The Day Book is still losing f money, although I amgreatly inter ested in" increasing its circulation as fast as possible because the larger " my audience the more good I can do with The Day Book. If the people of Chicago knew what - a free press means to them, and I what the success of The Day Book means to a free press and hence to ' them, they would be organizing all over the city to increase its circula tion." It would be to them what my work on The Day Book is a labor of love. I never expected to make a dollar for myself with The Dy Book, bt I never enjoyed any wo"k I did as much as I enjoy the work I am doing now. I believe The Day Book is do ing more than all other newspapers in Chicago combined to help the peo ple to THINK and to think for their own good. I am trying to give the people a daily newspaper that is in truth THEIR newspaper not a newspaper edited to play the selfish game of some individual with a private axe to grind. And I confidently predict that not many years from now The Day Book will have by far the largest circula tion in Chicago. Contempt of Court The august, begowned two-legged human beings who make up what we know as the" Supreme Court of the United States have finally got that Bucks Stove & 'Range contempt case off their chest, by freeing Sam Gompers, John Mitchell and Frank Morrison of that jail sentence on the ground that it is barred by the Btatute of limitations. Incidentally, however, the court held that contempts of courts are crimes. Justice Holmes, who did the talking for the bunch, said that con tempts are infractions of the law, visited with punishment as such, and if they were not crimes the court was in error as to the most fundamental characteristics of crimes as that word has Been understood in English speech- The mere fact, he said, that as contempts had been worked and fought out they" were not triable by jury did not make them any the less crimes. This alleged contempt was pulled off six or seven years ago when the federal court at Washington issued an injunction against the labor lead ers, prohibiting them from boycotting the Buck's Stove & Range of St Louis. It consisted, according to the court, in publishing the stove company in the "We Don't Patronize" list, and of J nltW-lifchr eCStrf.