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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 14, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 9

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SUBSCRIPTION Br Carrier In Chicago.
30 cents a Month. By Hall, United
States and Canada. J J 00 a Year.
Entered ai second-class matter April
21, 1914, at the postolflce at Chicago.
111. under the Act ot March 3, 1S7S.
The guard about Rockefeller's
Cleveland residence has been greatly
increased through fear of assassins,
says a Cleveland dispatch.
The extra caution is wise. Mr.
Rockefeller has every reason to fear
assassins. Assassins are the natural
sons of Mr. Rockefeller's business
Take the case of Lawson of Colo
rado, labor leader convicted of mur
der through no other means and for
no other reason than Rockefeller's
ownership of Colorado politics, of
ficials and machinery of the lawa
The poor man has no hope beyond
the courts. If the courts fail him he
naturally turns to assassination, if
his suffering is heavy enough and he
has courage enough. Ultimate de
spair means ultimate assassination of
the condition or of those responsible
for the condition.
John Adams, Ben Franklin, Thos.
Jefferson, Robert Morris, Roger Sher
man, Robert Treat Paine and all
those other old heroes of July, 1776,
were assassins. They declared that
when any form of government be
comes destructive of man's inaliena
ble rights of life, liberty and pursuit
of happiness, it is right to abolish it,
and, with the aid of other assassins
like George Washington, Putnam,
Wayne, Allen, Nathan Hale, Henry
and others they assassinated King
George's government of this country.
Politics and diplomacy had played
out The owners of the courts re
fused justice. And asassination was
thereby promoted.
Ordinarily considered, assassina
is attempt upon the life of an individ
ual. Revolution is merely attempt
upon the life of a condition. Had
King George IIL come to this country
in July, 1776, he would surely have
needed whole armies as bodyguard.
In July, 1915, Rockefeller needs a
bodyguard for the same reasons. In
Colorado the inalienable rights have
been denied by the Rockefeller money
power. When the individual and the
condition deprive men of these rights
beyond hope of peaceful redress,
some men will become assassins of
the individual, if the condition cannot
be reached. Hence, it is wise and
necessary in Mr. Rockefeller to guard
himself in Ohio because of what he
has done in Colorado. This may be
a horrible reflection upon our gov
ernmental theories, but you can wa
ger that if the necessity wasn't there
John Rockefeller wouldn't be putting
his money into it.
If the central girl would answer
"hello" a little quicker, the mere man
at the other end wouldn't have to re
verse it so often.
W. J. Bryan says he stands for lib
erty and peace. Peace, like the lib
erty Bell, which is cracked?
The trouble with the average popu
lar song is it is so frequently mur
dered without being killed.
The real picnic lover doesn't care
whether the black specks in the cake
are raisins or ants.
Yes, we hope so, but at this stage
of the game many a bumper crop has
been bumped.
Bathing beach paradox: The short
er the hose, the longer the rubber.
With ill-gotten gains, all cannot be
spent. There is ever a bad scent left
Many a, self-made man has madg
a poor job of it
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