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before some other Christian grabs it,
and never fail to give back a little of
it in the shape of charity to your vic
Save ceaslessly until you get oth
ers to slave for you ceaselessly and
in time a gullible public will bow in
loving reverence before your high
piled millions and call you great.
C. w: Schuler.
Editor Day Book .Last week a
working man, on his way home with
his first week's wages in four months
in hi pocket was beaten up by three
holdup mjen. He lies in the hospital
in a serious condition.
What satire to wish him, bis wife
or kiddies a Merry Christmas. What
about the- "animals" who beat him
up? By a miracle they were caught!
Without desiring to touch upon the
economic conditions primarily re
sponsible for the manufacturing of
holdups, corrupt police, judges or
legislators, and assuming that the
day of scientific preventative meas
ures has not yet arrived, I would sug
gest that more vigoorus laws l)e cre
ated to deal with the most despicable
crime jpf "highway robbery when ac
companied with violence."
hat will be done with the three
who were caught with the "goods"?
They will be tried and if found
guilty wjll be sentenced to a few
months in the Bridewell or the state
prison, where they will be warmly
clothed, well fed and put to. work in
a comfortable "workshop. They will
sleep in a warm bed, have a compan
ion "sufferer" in the same cell, so
that they shall not feel too lonely
They will be far better treated than
many outside workers are and they
won't get fired and have to walk the
streets for four months looking for
work, as did the poor man whom
they beat up.
After they have" served their, sen
tence, or a part of it, they will be
turned loose to return to their pro
fession, and after a few successful
stickups will go "back home"Uo the
Bridewell or Joliet for another vaca
tion. I claim that the mere fact that this
class being willing to take the chanc
es of holding up and beating any
one with a few dollars in their pocket
proves that the present system of
dealing with holdups is inadequate
and much too humane. I would sug
gest that where any person is proven
guilty of this dastardly "robbery
with violence" that he should be
given at least five years with hard
labor, in addition to fifty lashes with
the cat o' nine tails. The first year
of his incarceration should be un
der absolute solitary confinement
and at no time should be he allowed
the privilege of a fellow human in
Upon his release he should know
that if he is again convicted of vio
lence he will .infallibly do ten years'
hard libor and more cat o' nine tails.
The third conviction shpuld carry
life imprisonment with solitary con-
Lfinemejit, as practiced so successfully
in many of tne .European countries.
Let the bandit parasites thorough
ly understand this law and I venture
prophesy that within one year from
date Chicago will be rid of 'this con
dition which is a glaring indictment
of our laws and a disgrace to the
name of Chicago. A Bricklayer.
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