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necessities of life was due to the
greed of the monopolists, or what
some call the middleman. If you
want any more variations I can write,
a bushel of them in a short time
without offending any one except the
ones who don't like the truth. I don't
like it myself sometimes. Frank
WHAT-A FARCE!" So the Na
tional Security, league, is to hold a
"congress or- constructive patriot
ism" in Washington in January. This
patriotic "talk-fest" will be engi
neered by some of our most eminent
"patriots," albeit they smell, to high
heaven with their fattenings off our
present- industrial system. Most
-prominent of these is our wily friend,
Robert Bacon of New York, erst
while partner of J. P. Morgan. & Qo.
No reason at all why he shouldn't be
"patriotic." Business in his line is
booming. You know steel products
in the form of bullets, shells, etc., are
Bmearing all Europe with he fife
blood of fathers and sons and broth
ers. The greater the carnage the
bigger Pierpont's profits Wherefore
he and his class are patriotic when
Datriotism means a market here for'
- his products to replace 'that of Eu
rope. I douDt not cut tnat Robert
Bacon's patriotic spasms are' in di
rect ratio to the size of our military
Then there is our. fellow -citizen,
Geo. T. Buckingham of Chicago, he
of the Civic Federation, that was-to
bring the capitalist lion and the labor
lamb to lie quietly in the same room
while each was about its appointed
We all remember his friendship
toward such democratic measures as
the initiative, the referendum and
recall. Patriotism does not mean for
him or his kind the rule of the com- !
mon people. Far from it. He still
TaeUeves it was the mob which cru
cified Jesus, whereas it was the mob
deluded and guided o that act by the
rulins .class of Jerusalem. i
The backers of this congress are
well typified by these two The com
mon man had better keep his ear to
the ground Vhen theleaderof pub-?
lie opinion, with their minds greasfd.
by the touch ofjll-gotten gains, gath-
er together to define patriotism for
him and to formulate its method of r
What a farce V A congress to arouse
our patriotism. If a, real patriot got
the floor the whold crowd of syco-.
phants would thrust 'him out. Nev
ertheless, our friends are handling a
ticklish proposition. They may
quite accidentally kindle a wave of'
real patriotism that, sweeping the
country like wildfire, will restore to
our people their birthright, a nation
of the pedp'Ie.iby the peolpe and for
the people. James H. Dolsen, 817 S.
6th Av, Maywood, 111.
A BOOSTER. . I hope since you
raised .the price of your Day Book
that you have not lost many sub
scribers. When,I came to Chicago
three -years ago a friend told me to
buy The Day Book, because that was,
the -only daily paper in Chicago that'
did not poison the minds of its read
ers. It makes a fellow feel rotten to.
see a town like Chicago, with so
many union men, supporting their
enemies, the trust papers. When
ever they have a chance, they fight
union labor. Is the memory of the.
American workingman so bad that
he forgets things that happen in a
Don't they remember the newspa
per strike, and did they forget the.
Chicago anarchists who were mur
dered through the Chicago newspa
pers. I read a book, "The Bomb,"
and I wish every workingman in Chi- '
cago would read it, and I am sure,
when they got through with it that
Tfye Day Book would have an in
crease in its circulation.
Then they would know a little
more about the dirty tricks of the.
yellow press in Chicago. "Strike a
I dog and he will lick your hand." Is'