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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 12, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 6

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And the best political policy you could have adopted was the simplest
and easiest all you had to do was to give the people an honest, efficient
and economical administration and let the people do pretty much as they
pleased to do so long as they, did it decently and in -good order.
The people don't want to be governed, Bill. They want to govern
themselves. They don't want to be reformed or uplifted by professional
reformers and uplifters.- They thought you wouldn't be controlled by the
loop interests, the loop press or by loop politics. They thought you were
free, liberal, a good-natured, easy-going, sportsmanlike sort of fellow who
wouldn't turn reformer.
But look where you are NOW. The very politicians you beat at the
election are playing horse with you. Cermak, chief Wet, is working with
Lyle and Davis, big Dry chiefs, to put you in bad and Deneen, West and
the rest of them are chuckling to think how you fall for it all.
You played the Dry game, and got the Wets against you. And be
cause you haven't been an obedient servant and obeyed orders of the Dry
leaders they have turned on you as I toM you they would. The Wet pro
fessionals would have done the same for both the Wet and the Dry pro
fessionals, those who make a living at it, are cut from the same cloth. It
Isn't safe to be owned by either the Wets or Drys. Let them both go hang,
and try to do what the people of Chicago want done.
Also take this tip from me: Don't let any v selfish interests play you
for a sucker on the subway game. Its a department store, loop real estate
game and the people know it " Sincerely,
N. D. COCHRAh. -
P. S. It's dead easy yet to outwit the whole bunch if you only know
how. N. D. C.
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An estimated loss of $100,000,000
in Russian trade to American firms
within the last eight months through
theft or delay of cables by British
censors was charged today by A. S.
Postnikoff, president of the Interna
tional Manufacturer Sales Co. here.
"While I have no proof that Great
Britain has garbled our cables to
throw trade to British manufactur
ers," said Postnikoff today, "I am
certain that such is the case. Eight
of our cables are missing.
"Great Britain is using every pos
sible means, fair or foul, to interfere
and put an end to direct trade re
lations between the United States
and other countries."
Postnikoff considers the situation
so serious that he plans to leave for
New York tonight to confer with
Newcomb Carleton, head of the
Western Union Telegraph Co., re
garding the laying of a cable be
tween "Russia and this country.
The International Mfg. Sales Co.
is a subsidiary sales organization of
fifty American firms.
Washington, Aug. 12. Great Brit
ain "indignantly denies' 'that she has
diverted to her own use any cabled
Russian business orders intended for
United States firms.
The- state department revealed
today that This has been the upshot
thus for of its investigation into
complaints that England was en
gaged In a trade stealing process,
whereby orders were turned to Eng
lish houses.
Hartford City, ind. When public
drinking cup was banned It hit! local
barber hard, for paper cups were ek
pensive. He solved it by having one
cup and supplying patrons with

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