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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 25, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 5

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Speakers at the conference on
Real Preparedness today in Schiller
hall said the biggest danger of the
United States is not outside, but in
side this country. They said the mu
nition makers and money hogs of the
United States are exactly like the
munitions makers and money hogs of
England and Germany. They said
the land hogs of the United States,
especially the big raUroads, are just
as bad as the land hogs of Germany
and England.
Benjamin C. Marsh, secretary of
the committee, said the banks, rail
roads and munitions interests of the
United States are started on a cam
paign and have lined up the big news
papers of the country to help piish
their game. And the game is to get
more concession and privileges, even
if it leads to war.
"The campaign of the prostituted
press to drive us to war with Mex
ico, Japan and Germany has failed,"
said Marsh. . "We are in a mood no't
to further the designs pf Hearst, Geo.
W- Perkins, John Hays Hammond
and others on Mexico. What we want
is a chance for every man to get
food, clothes and a home on fair
"Those who own this country
ought to do the fighting for it. Look
at the facts. In Chicago the sites of
the properties in the loop district-are
worth nearly one-seventh of the to
tal selling price of the land of the
city. In New York city 13 families
own about one-twentieth of the total
assessed value of land; 800 families
own one-sixth.
"The railroads now clamoring to
raise their rates and resisting an
eight-hour day for their workmen
have received land grants of at least
155,000,000 acres, or one-twelfth of
the land area of the entire United
States. Sixteen holders own 47,
800,000 acres."
Mrs. Mary, Fels, .Tnmtofl.a1rjR.SR and
widow o fthe famous manufacturer
of Fels-Naptha, said: "Real pre
paredness is for every man to have
a1 stake in his country." She said land
taxes and public ownership of mo
nopolies would break the strangle
hold of the would-be war lords of
London. Six Zeppelins took part
in last night'sf raid on English east
coast, second within 24 hours.
Zeppelins were violently attacked
by anti-aircraft guns and by a Brit
ish aviator, who dashed in at close
range, despite Zeppelins- fire, and
turned machine gun loose upon diri
gible. The Zeppelin escaped, mount
ing high into clouds.
Paris. French troops advanced
to within mile and half of important
town ofCombles in furious fighting.
Town, "has been under terrific bom
bardment for three days by French
London. Germans have ordered
Bulgarians to discontinue advance
into Greece and to evacuate occupied
Greek territory, fearing Greece will
be drawn into war.
London. Russians have resumed
advance on entire Caucasus front,
following recapture of Kush.
Athens. Dispatches from Berlin
asserted Russian diplomats are
bending energies to obtaining per
mission for Russian troops to cross
Roumania to attack Bulgaria and
London. Several Greek generals
have refused to obey orders to evac
uate Eastern Macedonia before the
Bulgarian advance.
London. British advanced lines
several hundred yards on both sides
of Longueval-Flery-Bapaume road.
Cairo., HI, Cauro shaken by earths
quakes No damage done, ,
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