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spectables who rob everybody. As a general thing the men behind the reformers and uplifters in their crusades against petty larceny and prostitution arejhe respectables who rob entire communities, states and nations through watered bonds and stocks, through monopoly of food stuffs, transportation and distribu tion the same men who seldom miss church service Sunday morning. LETTER TO EDITOR SAYS HE'S NOT OWNED Editor Day Book: You asked if there was one candidate for office who owned himself and wasn't own ed by a boss. Yes, I'm one. Here's my platform, and if I am elected it is a contract with the people of Cook county. James McCarthy. McCarthy's Platform. The great curse of American poli tics is disinterest. , All the power-is vested in the voters and it is up. to them to make or break the slates of he self -selected political guardians of the people. I am a candidate for sheriff on the Republican ticket and no man or set of men will selfishly use me or the of fice of sheriff if J succeed in getting elected to the office, as I firmly be lieve I shall be. If elected I will do as follows, and I want it distinctly understood that this is a contract between me and the public, whether they vote for me or not, for after election it has always been the policy of the office-holder conveniently to forget his promises, which I hold are a contract with the public and should be enforced by tak ing from the office-holder his salary and refusing to pay him until he shall carry out his pre-election agree ments. First. The administration of the affairs of the office at the least pos sible cost and the making public monthly reports of the said office. Second. The elimination of all useless office-holders and incom petents. Third. The investigation of the office at any time by any reputable body of citizens. Fourth. The placing of the office under civil service and the pension ing of super-annuated employes. Fifth. The enforcement of the laws, the fullest protection to individ ual and property rights, whether cap ital or labor. Sixth. Cleansing and keeping clean everything under the care of the sheriff. Seventh. Conducting the police power of the sheriff by the sheriff. Eighth. Humanizing not brutaliz ing the unfortunate mental weak lings consigned to the care of the sheriff and prohibiting shyster law yers from annoying the inmates. Ninth. Guaranteeing to every cit izen every liberty that is permissible under the law. Tenth. This is my "shibboleth," "That which I would-that others do unto me that shall I do unto them." I am of no faction. I know no creed. I am an American. That's all. If you want the foregoing it Is up to you. o o LIVES WARS HAVE SNUFFED OUT Probably 15,000,000,000 Jives sacri ficed in wars since the beginning of authentic history. Or as many as all the people who have lived on earth during the last 600 years. More than 14,000,000 during the -the 19th century. These were able-bodied. See Pres. David Starr Jordan's warning con cerning the survival of less fit, in "The Human Harvest," o o EVEN A PEACEFUL CRUISE COSTS Peaceful cruises of the U. S. fleet around' the world cost a year's salary of 17,000 ministers. Or this sum would have afforded $50 each to 200,000 families. Or would have 'built 500 school houses costing $20,000 each.