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"f?r" Have you been on the level with these half million readers? Have you honestly defended them in their rights? Have you used your influence to protect your readers or to protect the greedy men -who exploited them in one way or another? When you have controlled judges and other public servants, have you always controlled them in the interest of truth and justice? Have you ever hired sluggers and gunmen to help your pocketbook at the expense of employes? Have you ever suppressed the truth about other employers when they were hiring sluggers and gunmen to beat their slaves into subjection? Have you ever suppressed the truth when the police were lawlessly using their power and brute strength to help clothing hogs beat and starve the garment workers into slavery? These are but a few of the questions I might ask you. YOU will think of the others if you stop to think at all. If your conscience is guilty it will remind you of many questions on matters of which I know nothing. All I want to do now is to remind you that you are an old man and that the time isn't far off when you will have to face death. I want you to be ready for it. And I hope you will see the justice of paying that big debt to the people of Chicago before you die. You might start in by helping the garment workers to get justice. Anyhow, take an inventory of YOU. Do it now. Sincerely, N. D. COCHRAN, EDITOR THE DAY BOOK. o o HAMBURG LINE OFFICIALS ARE FOUND GUILTY New York, Dec 3. A verdict of guilty was returned by the jury in the U. S. district court last night against Dr. Karl Buenz and three other offi cials of the Hamburg-American line, charged with sonspiracy to deceive and defraud the U. S. government by obtaining clearances for relief ships laden with coal and other supplies sailing from American ports for Ger man cruisers in the Atlantic early in the war. Date for passing sentence will be designated by Judge Howe today. The maximum penalty for each indict ment is two years' imprisonment and $10,000 fine. Highest federal courts will be asked to justify activities of steamship line officials. Convicted men plan to carry their fight against verdict first to U. S. court of appeals and then, if neces sary, to supreme court of the United States. -. o o DAILY NEWS DRIVERS WONT HAVE TO SPEED ANY MORE The Daily News is also coming through in this circulation auto prog ress. A new order in the offices of the afternoon paper is to the effect that, hereafter, circulation men must not speed in making their deliveries. Governors limiting the speed of the autos to 20 miles per hour have been installed to make the order sure of enforcement The boys who make deliveries for the News will now, they are told, no longer be forced to smash their way around the city, endangering their lives and the safety of others in a mad effort to get speed. Drivers on all trust papers have heretofore had to speed on their routes to get there first. The Tribune, Examiner, American, Post and Journal are yet to be heard from. The drivers are not the ones to blame. When the papers order safety first instead of speed they will get it from the drivers gladly. Tokio. Fourth son was born yes terday tp Empress of Japan. S A