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worse than useless. "Faith cures"
administered by the official quack
doctors of capitalism do not restore
business or put the wheels of indus
try agoing. Fortune-telling on the
part of great newspapers does not
"restore confidence." "We Will" de
partments are almost powerless.
Christmas presents and Christmas
charity do not remove hunger and
poverty. The man who gets a good
charity dinner at Christmas or New
Years's is as hungry as ever a week
later. FourHhousand promised jobs
for 4,000,000 unemployed do not
solves the problem of unemployment,
Surely, if any worker or foreman
in any shop or office performed his
work as badly as the capitalists do
theirs he would soon be discharged
on account of inefficiency and car
lessness. Why, then, should not the
capitalists be discharged? Why
should they not be asked to step
down as managers of this great
workshop, the efficient and success
ful operation of which is the condi
tion of all happiness and of life itself?
There is nothing the capitalists
can manage or operate efficiently.
Not even the cars on our streets.
Their industry and exchange do not
satisfy the needs of the people.
All they know is to rake in profits
for themselves, to store away for
themselves all the products of labor.
Surely no one else could do any
worse. No other system could be
more inefficient and wasteful.
! sent of the owners, and some that
were Not Needed; to Carry Crumbs to
the Owners, forthwith starved.
Moral: The reader will not believe
this fable, because applied to birds,
yet he believes it of men, and thinks
the resulting want, crime and starva
tion are proper, natural and right. All
around lies vacant land, meaning op
portunity to produce everything
needed, but it is held by a few who
charge more than the Masses happen
to have. A Tax on Land Values will
Loosen Up This Land. Aesop II.
FABLE OF THE FOOL SPARROWS
Editor Day Book A Kind Man
ied the Sparrows in his Yard" Dur
ing Winter. He Marveled that so
Many Dead Ones lay all about, and
on Investigating their Habits saw that
Many got no Crumbs. He found that
the part of the Yard was Owned by a
group of Fat, Aristocratic Sparrows,
to Whom the Masses brought all the
crumbs found on their Land. The
Poor could not Eat except by Con-
Editor Day, Book I have read a
great deal about the traction com
panies of the city of Chicago. There
is one pointer I would like to inform
That is the blocking of traffic on
Clark St., between Randolph and
Washington, .on west side of the
street. Why do tney SS1 away with
using public streets for garage uses?
BROTHER OF MURDERED MAN
MARRIES DEAD MAN'S WIDOW
Mrs. Mary Kozicki, 1634 W. 18th,
who must undergo trial for the mur
der of lier husband a year ago, was
married to his brother, Valentine, in
the court of domestic relations Tues
day. Valentine had been arrested on a
serious charge at her complaint.
When they appeared before Judge
Fry both were willing to marry and
the ceremony was performed. ,
As the husband cannot testify
against the wife, the wedding will re
move one important witness against
Mrs. Kozicki in "her murder trial.
GIVE NATIONAL DANCES
A "Welcome to the New Year" will
be one of the features in the peace
festival of the children of Stanford
Park, to be held Wednesday and
Thursday. Native dances from all of
the warring European countries will