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THE DAY BOOK
K D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
BOO 8. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO. U.T.
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11L. under the Act of March 3. 119.
CAN WALL STREET ELECT A
PRESIDENT? George W. Perkins
of the United States Steel company,
the Harvester company and other
well known multi-millionaire con
cerns, has written to the chairman
of the national Democratic commit
tee saying the sole issue in this pres
idential campaign Is: "Can Wilson
get away with it?"
Wrong as usual, George!
The big issue disclosed by the list
of the campaign contributions to the
Republican fund is this:
"Can Wall street get way with it?"
A perusal of the list of contributors
who gave sums in live figures reads
like a directory of Wall street. Add
to thisJist, Du Pont of the pdwder
trust, J. Ogden Armour of the beef
trust, Rockefeller, Jr., of the oil
trust, T. N. Vail of the telephone
trust and various and sundry little
brothers of the smaller trusts, and-
you have a fairly comprehensive idea
of the forces back of -Charles Evasion
Not since the palmy days of Mark
Hanna have the Republicans had so
much money at their disposal in a
The big thing to be decided Is: Will
the farmers, the small business men,
the laboring men, allow themselves
to be fooled?
We think not We think Wall street
is, NOT going to get away with it
We do not think the plain people are
' going" to vote to put Will street
shackles upon themselves.
They are satisfied with the new
freedom Wilson has given the small
business man, the farmer and the
In fact almost everybody Is satis
fied except the fellows who want
something for nothing, who want
laws built especially for the benefit
of their private grafts.
That is why we think Wall street
and its candidates are in for an al
mighty good hiding on Nov. 7.
WE ARE FIGHTING FOR A FREER
By President Wilson.
America is, as a matter of fact,
producing a great deal more than
there is a domestic market for; and
if she does not get bigger foreign
markets she will burst her Jacket
There will be a congestion in this
country which will be more fatal eco
nomically than any widest opening
of the-ports would be. The working-"
men of this country allowed them
selves -to be deceived for a long time
by being told that the protective po
licy was for their sakes. I notice
that it is admitted now that they did
not get their share. They never did
get their share except when by united
effort they went and got It When
we are fighting for a more extended
and freer commerce we are fighting
to increase the production of Ameri
can goods, to increase the sale of
American goods, to increase the va
riety of the prosperity of the Ameri
can -people. To Workingmen's
League, New York, Sept 4, 1912.
Burglar-proof vaults bat cost
thousands of dollars cannot keep out
some intruders, as was proved when
a big green-eyed toad startled bank
cashier A W. Buck of the First Na
tional bank in Ebensburg, Pa., when
he opened the timelock doors. The
most minute inspection failed to re
veal how it got there.