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P 'Ttf ceBfaTy to tne abolition or pnvuegeci-class-xule, low wages, poverty and an kindred social ills. We are prepared to show-good re sults from small local changes in that direction which have been made in various parts of the world. We are convinced that the social evils apparent today are largely due to our institutions rather than to in dividuals or classes; in fact, -that every individual and every class Is made in a large degree what .he. or it is by our institutions. We therefore feel that any action we can take to draw the attention of thinking people to the evils of such institutions as the taxation of the products of labor and its inevitable attendant, private ,property"in land, Is the shortest road to the goal we .are alt striving for (all but the privileged few) that adjustment of economic affairs that will give to the worker" the full product of his toll, which, in the present advanced state of indus trial development means the right to much leisure for all-around develop mentthe right to life in iis full ness. I. D. Doolittie, 3236 Polk st UNEMPLOYED There has been an awful lot of talk about the unem ployed here lately and that Is about as far as it goes. To relieve tie unemployed the. prop er thing to do IS ttt have Mayor Har rison appoint, a committee. Said committee may get together, the chances being against its doing so. J Tnen said committee must organize, and map out a plan, elect officers, have a lot of stationery, books and other red tape, and all of a sudden they find out there is no money left," so it Is allowed to die a natural death. Of course, there is no way to. start widening 12th st., or any of the im provements they have been asking money .for. That would be doing something that would give some peo- pe.work and that Is what the big bjusineas firms do Jjot want us to .have until they get higher rates for I the railroads and other measures for the others. A while ago it was freight rates that would tart the. wheels of com merce. You see how fast they are going now and you also heard about the poor railroads not being able to .start any work until the people first pay for it We have been getting promises so long that it would be quite a shock to get anything else. We get a whole lot of bunk on different ways to help the unemployed. At one time it is subways, then boulevard links, recre ation piers, home colonies tor the working class, farms for the unem ployed and then comes the jitney bus. -Somebody wants to cut a melon. Still I Jielieve the idea is good. And nowcomes the brightest of all. I don't remember who started it, but I see Willie Hearst has taken it up, 'so it must be good. Judge for yourself. This Is the Idea: It seems the merchants and trad ers are getting low -on stock, and I even notice some have been crowded out, so all we need to do to bring on prosperity $ to buy whatever is left and then these merchants can with yourmoaey order more goo4s from the factories. Said factories will then, be com pellechto hiremore rasa and by and by we -will have more work and be happy. Simple is it not? Go to it Do it now. Have you, noticed -that whenever anything like this comes; Tip, when a committee or investigation Is needed, they must always pick out broad minded men someone that knows how to grind out dollars even If they come from charging girls f drink ing water". Instead, we would have a better chance if they pioked out somebodywith a long head. P. E. C. o o- New York otty has more telephones than Belgium, Hungary Italy, Neth erlands, Norway and Switzerland combined.