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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 31, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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luxury ana passion of fashion im
poses upon society a great quantity
of work that were better undone than
done, but which to perform calls off
men from the calling that are essen
tial and profitable.
If society could resolve back to
promitive simplicity" the whole world
might soon have plenty to eat, drink
and wear; with little labor all might
easily be placed in a condition of edu
cation, plenty and comfort Two
thirds of the world's laborers are en
gaged in that which, considered by
the standard of essentials, are need
less. Think of the mlllibhs'of men called
off from the useful pursuits of life to
be soldiers, and of the cost; and their
part of useful labor has to be done
by others; and in some countries the
cost of government and state pride.
It is astonishing that the masses are
as quiet and obedient as they are.
Such impositions and ungodlike ex
tremes and in a portion of the human
family should be destroyed.
We have none of the abominations
and excesses of aristocracy titled
families and costly royalty entailed
upon us. We have rated man high
and trusted him with much. Even
ignorance, poverty and immorality
do not debar a man from being an
individual sovereign having a say in
making laws and rulers by his vot
ing power.
In this thing we have gone to an
extreme, and in it is our danger.
For we sometimes put into the hands
of ignorance the use and keeping
of very precious gifts. Let us haste
to enlighten, to enrich and ennoble
the masses, that these gifts may be
rightly and wisely kept and used.
Mrs. Lillian Spelina, 4526 N. St.
Louis Av.
Day Book, and not one member or
the family will retire until he or she
has read The Day Book. Even my 6-year-old
nephew has to see The Day
Book and "read" about Everett True
before he can be coaxed to bed.
We all admire the Independence of
the little paper, the brevity of its mes
sages and the pithiness of its news
and we boost The Day Book when
ever possible. It Is a strong example
of the saying "the best things come
done up in small packages." "More
power" to you. H. F. L.f 2900 Wil
cox Av. .
Editor Day Book: I take this op
portunity to say that our family are
all ardent readers of The Day Bopk.
We take four daily papers, but no one
ia satisfied until they have read The
Editor Day Book: Woodrow Wil
son, the president of the near repub
lic of U. S. A., on the 4th of October
ordered the American public to go to
church and pray with all their heart
and soul to God Almighty to end the
terrible European war.
The day before an enormous trans
Atlantic ship was leaving New York
harbor toward Europe with 16,000,-
000 rifles and many tons of ammuni
tion, while the people of this country
were praying for peace.
The capitalists "devoted to the al
mighty dollar" were sending rifles
and ammunition so the war could
continue. The rujers, including Pres
ident Wilson, pretending to want
peace and Christianity, were peace
fully letting that enormous monster
ship proceed to Europe with millions
of instruments of DEATH. C. L. C.
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A large negro woman followed by
a small child was heard to say:
"Come on here Egg-nog; what you
mean by coming Hong so slow?",
A bystander asked her why she
called the child by such a name as
Egg-nog, and she replied:
"You know dat nigger Julie John
son? Well, she done, got twins what
she calls 'Tom and Jerry,' and I ain't
g'wine to let no nigger ket ahead of
me naming her brats. Come on here,
Egg-nog." National Monthly.

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