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phone to me? Or would it be my
place to call him up and ask him
to come and see me? I think, if
he" thought anything of me, he'
;wouId call up and ask if he could
come to see me. I don't believe
In knuckling down to any man.
Don't you think I am right? 2
Jf I don't hear from him any more
would I have to give back the ring
he gave me for Christmas?
1 I think you are right in let
ting him make the advances. But
don't carry your "trying" experi
ment too far, or you may discour
age him altogether. While it ill
his place to ask permission to caTJf
there would be no harm in your
giving him-a casual invitation to
come and see you, when you meet
him. Also, I advise you to be "at
home" when .he does "call, if you
want to keep up his interest in
you. If you have gone so far as to
accept a ring from him, he has a
right to expect that you at least
meet his advances half-way. 2
If all relations are broken off be
tween you, you should, of course,
return his ring. But before doing
so, you had better make sure that
he HAS ceased to care for you.
Don't be foolish.
THE MAIN CHANCE , " v
By Berton Braley
Cut down the laborers' wages, raise up the renfif you can,
Hire a cheap child if .there's ever a chance since a child works fofl
less than a man,
"Make weary slaves of the children, give them no leisure to play,
Doubtless they'd waste all the time that they had and it wouldn't'
', help business to pay,
All of this agitation is-verily bosh and trash,
jThe mothers. don't count and the babies don't count there' s-nothing
that counts but cash.
What of the girl who struggles, what of the girl who falls?
None of your business, of course, we know; hut somehow her fate
And the little wraith-like children who toil in the roaring mills j
JNone of our business, of course, you say-and ever the toiling .lotts?
.But one must have an income and wonderful gems to flash
(Thejnother's don't count and the children don't count,. there's noth
ing that counts but cash.
What of the crowded houses, what of the fetid slum?
What of the reeking courts and sinks where the great white scourge
v will" come?
Vhat of the children born there, with never a chance that's fair
Who die or grow to a half-starved life in the poisoned tenement air,
h-0 let us be calm and patient, and let us do nothing rash,
Trhe .mothers xlon't count and the babies don't count, there's nothing
that counts but cash!