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THE PUBLIC FORUM
NOTE TO DRISCOLL. There are
two letters at The Day Book office for
John A- Driscoll. Come in and get
'em, John. Editor.
THOMPSON'S CABINET. Wm.
H. Thompson before being elected
mayor of Chicago said he would try
and do his utmost toward giving the
people of Chicago what they wanted.
He also reiterated this after his elec
tion. Now I would like to suggest
something. Mayor-elect Thompson
has as yet no cabinet. Would it not
be a good idea for him to appoint
some one representing union labor
and with a good broad mind. Such
a man is Seymour Stedman. Let's
hear what others have to say of this.
J. Nelson, 3452 LeMoyne st.
BILLY SUNDAY. I have read
Billy Sunday's sermons with his
primitive ideas and also note the men
who are so much concerned in their
efforts to have Billy come to Chicago
to teach humanity goodness and the
likes. I would say, however, instead
of continuing their efforts trying to
have Billy come to Chicago to teach
his dogma and superstitious ideas, it
would be a better task for those min
isters, priests, pastors and the likes
to help the poverty-stricken and the
thousands of men trying to obtain
work to provide for their children and
their necessities in life, which have
been deprived to them. If they can
fulfill such activities they can have
more converts to their religion than
have Billy accumulate a fortune by
means of feeding people with relics
and superstition that throws us back
to the dark ages.
What do we care and how do we
know what Christ did? It's what you
should do now. There are approxi
mately 200,000 children toiling and
starving and losing their health try
ing to accumulate a fortune for the
millionaire who donates enough mon
ey to the institutions that Billy repre
sents, arid those are the people re-
sponsible for the damnable system.
Billy says in one of his sermons:
"Philosophy teaches us goodness,
commands us, etc., and saints feed
us." It is true, philosophy teaches
and commands goodness, but when
he tells us that saints feed us I am
sorry to inform him that I disagree
with him in every respect. If Christ,
saints and Billy Sunday can feed the
hungry, then I would urge everybody
to become Christians, but they are a
failure. They have never tried to ac
complish equal rights for men so they
can, at least, live. That fact alone
should consider them failures, and,
what's more, it's a menace to the hu
man mind to teach us that saints and
the likes help feed.
I have drawn by conclusion that
Billy is a dreamer and tells people the
adventures of his dreams, or he is
really in earnest and every time he
delivers one of his sermons he must
forget that he lives in the twentieth
century and deliberately steps back
into the dark ages. J. M. S.
ANSWER TO TAYLOR Here is
an answer to the article published in
The Day Book about the eight-hour
law. Mr. Dudley Taylor, attorney
for the Associated Employers' ass'n,
doesn't fit with the working class.
Mr. Taylor declared that the workers
who could not work the number of
hours required by the employers
should be examined by a physician
and if not able to do the work should
be sent to the state asylum to be tak
en care of.
Just imagine a physician coming to
the factory where you worked to ex
amine you to see whether you were
fit to work. Which practically means,
to see whether you had the right to
live or not.
Mr. Taylor also said: "It is to the
benefit of the employes to be worked
overtime that they may make money
to last them, during an idle period."
Does Mr. Tavlor know that some n
the workers receive nothing or possii