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he picketing line defending the poor
tailors who were fighting for a living
wage? Well, she is willing to help
you, laborers of all trades, not only
on the picketing line, but in the coun
cil battle. And she will carry with
her the same words that she car
ried with her to the factory of Kup
penheimer: "We Americans are out
for American rights for all."
Hooray for Miss Ellen Gates Starr,
Socialist candidate of the 19th ward.
Joseph Cava, 910 S. Hermitage Av.
THE RIGHT PATRIOTISM. In
these days of ryanistic peace prop
agandists and "we must prepare"
shouters; of "turn the other cheek"
diplomats and disciples of belliger
ency, one is apt to become confused
as to what is patriotic duty, if one
doesn't even become addled in try
ing to -define what is a patriot
Since history has been writ, na
tions imbued with a high spirit of
patriotism have been nations which
have made great accomplishments;
not war accomplishments, necessar
ily, but great things in political, in
dustrial, scientific and humanitarian
When patriotism dies a nation will
perish unless permitted to live to
serve the political or some other
purpose of another nation.
I do not define a patriot as being
one who wants to go to war without
regard to the righteousness of cause
any more than I agree with ihe Trib
une that: "Our country! our
country, right or wrong," even
though Decatur, who said it, was a
man of intense love of country.
But I do believe in love of flag, in
love of national honor. I do not be
lieve in war that has no just cause;
I abhor the thought of war, but, if it
becomes necessary to the defense of
our national honor, then let us fight
until the blood of the last patriot
sinks into the ground to atone for
the crime against honor.
The honor of a man is worth more
to him than his life, if the creature
is worthy to be called man, and so it
should be with the honor of a na
tion. Plain Citizen.
JUDGE GARY. So Elbert Gary
thinks it is an "outrage" to have
been indicted by an Ohio grand jury!
I suppose the "outrage" refers par
ticularly to the charge "of having
conspired to keep down the wages
of common laborers." So far as I
know this is the first indictment of
a capitalist on this charge in a long
It is indeed a "gross outrage" for
a great financier to be indicted thus,
for his very wealth rests on such a
"conspiracy." Underpaid common la
bor is the keystone to our great for
tunes that and land monopoliza
tion. What will happen to that ideal
of "incentive" if accumulating
wealth by paying poverty wages and
keeping those wages to a level of
mere animal existence should be
made a crime?
Think of the illustrious inmates
wTkJ would crowd our penal institu
tions. One good, of course, might
result that of securing habitable
prisons, for I doubt if these eminent
gentry would stand for present penal
conditions for a moment
On the other hand, we might have
the paradoxical situation of combi
nations to keep up and increase the
wages of common laborers being
considered as legally most desirable.
That would be a consummation to
be most devoutly wished for the la
bor leader we might trust improved
in some respects over the present
ones taking the place of the bank
ers and speculators as the "most re
spectable citizens" and the leaders of
With all our hearts we wish God
speed to the Ohio prosecutor if he
has the nerve to put through his an
nounced program. Jas. H. Dolsen.
KNOCKING. A Switchman's
Wife" says that the Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen is scabbing. She