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Btop The Day Book from going T didate. "American" must remember
mat me consuiuuon 01 me u. a. a.
emphatically states"that no religious
tests shtmld be made for any public
office. ' "
The very'fact that we are Catholics
dbes not deny us the privilege of tak
ing an active interest in politics.
N. W. H.
through the mails and send you to'
When he comes to town go and
hear him. Find out for yourself vthe
difference between his alleged
preaching and his alleged articles.
A. F. Mars, 5344 Magnolia av.
PRIESTS AND POLITICS. In ref
erence to the article signed "Ameri
can," he states that at the last elec
tion he was told by a Catholic priest
to vote for Roger Sullivan. Perhaps
he did not read any of the handbills
and, tKe anti-Catholic papers 'which
conemfleJutSulHvdn.for the very fact I
j liavejbeeh a member of the Cath
olic church all my? life and have taken
anactive interest uVsoine of its social
and society affairs, bul in all my time
1 have never been f told to vote for or
against any candidate.
American?i writes: "No other de
nomination is so well organized, nor
dops its members ibllbw their church
soblindly in all thejrdaily actions as
do' the Catholics. ''American" is evir
dentty, judglngeverybne by himself,
for iianyone could prove conclusively
to my mind that one part of its doc
trine was false, do you think I would
continue to be a Catholic"?
I should say not.
In paying that the jphurch desig
nates what her members should wear
and7,eat, etc., ''American?' shows that
he was never a Catholic in the true
sense o the word or he wouldnot
make such' a, rash statement!"
In speakingof the priests'opiniohs
and suggestions , as law, "American"
snouia rememoer mat ine.uainouc
oiv.morals. but as .ta'poUtfcalninflu-
ence their opinion 1s given. pjn he
viewpoint of a citizen4and, jp.t.as, a
Catholicpfiest, dnd should bg treated'
accordingly. " 'J ' i ,
"American" j condemns the eight
Catholic -women who called on him
prging him to vote tor a certain can-
MORE SIGNALS. tam writing
the following for the Public Forum
in order to correct Switchman on
"Wrong Signal" wiri Day Book of
liave not paid much attention to
railroading in recent years, but, un
less the code has been changed since
3, left' the service, a green flag car
ried on the head end of a train in
dicates that that train 'is a "special
and runs on telegraphic orders only,
and will keep out of the'way of reg
ular trains. Green flags do' not mean
that another,. following. t
Wbn;reak'n,ags arecarried on the
tHeadena.cjf a trahi they indicate
that anottierl'train is following and
!has the J3ame"xights as the one 'car-rying-
signals f ofit, and other trains
must governtuieniselves1 accordingly
An Old Rail. '
WANTS STEDMAN LEAGUE.
I think Arthur W. Gladwin4n Tues
day's Day Book has voiced the sen
tWents of a multitude of independent
jioh-Sdcialisf 'voters when he" says
uuu. uie uniy i;uaiu:e uj uuuuu even
a fahiygood administration under
Thompson, or Sweitzer is to give Sey
mour Stedman 100,000 votes. r
3 wonder if we progressive 'Demo
crats' and, anfi-stone-aee Republicans
can't get. together before election
uuib iu sume waj uiai ww uuve a.
punch. I propose on-'OldParty Vot
er! gteaman. League.1'" "No progres
sive itepupucan orjjemocrat can ieei
anythine"But 'disgust at his" party's
candidate for mayor. - Sullivanlsm al
repfy"d6minates the sanitary district
board, to the dismay of, all good citi
zens. Whaf.wiil It be if it gets coo-