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find favorable ground and shelter,
lift their trunks into the, sunlight and
grow fine fruit. Of these some will
be transplanted into the orchards of
the Gods. ,
You do considerable good, Mr.
Hog, loosening and fertilizing" the
soil around the trees' roots, and after
you have been well- fattened your
meat will taste very g"bod. Of course,
it isn't given to hogs to see these
Yes, all is well even as it is. You
have your place in the scheme of
life and we also count G. A. Roth.
A CASE AGAINST THE "DRYS."
Everybody is talking prohibition,
all the newspapers are forming opin
ions and lauding the action of the
drys. Billy Sunday is coming to do
what he can to save our souls for
This is most important,. "Where
does labor stand on the wet and dry
question?" Walker of -the 111. State
Fed. of Labor says: "With those who
favor labor legislation, no matter if
they are wet or dry."
I say labor will not look to him or
any other official for advice on this
subject .That was proven in the.last
election, when Madsen and Mason
were defeated because they have
been classed as drys, although they
had an excellent labor record.
These people sent men down to
Springfield who are and will vote
wet, even if they shun the voice of
labor. Prohibition is a greater blow
to labor than laws not passed, be
cause, they are always passable.
Union labor will side with the wets
because the majority actually exist
on the manufacture and sale ' of
If the labor men sent to the differ
ent governing bodies vote dry, or
anything similar, they are killing and
burying beyond recovery any labor
laws that have been passed, because
it brings a new and greater labor
The following are results of pro-,
hfbition: Moonshine, robbery and
blind pigs; about r.500,000 persons
employed directly or indirectly "would
be turned out for new jobs. These
people, unskilled in other lines,
would have to work cheaper, and if
net, there are other ready to do so.
This would break unions.
It is true that in dry states the
keepers of blind pigs encourage pro
hibition because they beat the gov
ernment tax and the city license and
the "rot gut" stuff is sold for double
and quadruple prices.
We have 'more dry states every
year and yet the evil is increasing
even faster than the population.
Such facts as these not only prove
that prohibition has failed to even
check the growth of intemperance,
but has, if anything, augmented the
very evils it was designed to abate
or overcome. It is certain that there
are causes at work producing these
direful effects which have not been
recognized by prohibitionists. "Pro
hibition has defenders, but absolute
ly no defense." A. M.
THE 8-HOUR LAW. There is
quite a bit of speculation going on
'as to whether the 8-hour law is con
stitutional or not As a working
man, I will say if it is decided in the
courts to be unconstitutional it is up
to the government to change the law
so it will be constitutional.
There are innumerable reasons
from a humane point of yiew to back
it up, but it is useless to argue with
the commercial or employing class
from a humane point of view when
the workers are concerned. Their
training and environment have
blinded them to this phase of the
proposition. Then .we must take it
up from a purely economic point of
view. All right,-here goes.
There isn't a court in the land
that denies the individual the right to
protect his assets. And as the work
ers are the chief asset of any nation,
producing the wealth fn times of
peace and protecting the nation's