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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 03, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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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,
o o
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
-. o o
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
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
The Tribune, Examiner, American,
Post and Journal are yet to be heard
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.

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