Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)
Most heartily do I congratulate The Daily Citizen upon its first birthday. I have read the paper from the commencement. I feel that its clear, outspoken policy and fearless enunciation of principles are to be commended. I think you are doing wonderfully well; better than I expected, realising what it must mean to run a daily newspaper. Such a paper as The Daily Citizen was greatly wanted, and you must be doing an enormous amount of good. I hope the circulation will increase and that the workers will realise the value to them of such papers. Much is yet to be accomplished, and it is for The Daily Citizen to hammer away for improvement in the conditions of living and other things. Experts declare that the great bulk of the workers are receiving less than a decent living wage, and The Daily Citizen should continually insist upon every worker having a continual increase, until his wage is really a living one. Any idea of decrease should be most strenuously opposed. We now want to see the fruits of the Parliament Bill realised, but to have a General Election now would be utter madness. I trust The Daily Citizen will press upon the Government the importance of the proposed land legislation being thorough and going to the root of the matter.