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ute. And they cut their way
through the crowd.
It was sickening-. A man's face
was slicedj)ff. He died. A boy's
skull was cut in two. He died. A
woman threw up her hand. It
was cut off at the wrist
And, then the engine "died."
Turpin, his face white wher,e it
was hot streaked with "blood,
climbed down in a daze.
"I couTd not help it," he sobbed.
"A fool with a kodak got in the
way, and I tried to save him. I
lost control. And I don't remem
ber what happened after that. I
wish I had died, too."
The kodak fiend had disappeared.
DQ YOU HEAR?
-Do you hear the children crying down the length of yonder streejt,'
Where the refuse heaps are lying and tfie curb is warped with heat?
Do you hear them weeping, weeping, through the weary hours
for the working mothers, gone so long, so long away? '
Do you heat the infants crying in those squalid, dingy rooms
Where parched lips are sadly sighing and a spectral horror looms?
Do you hear them wailing, wailing, through the hunger-anguished
Wailing for some human comfort moaning for the morning light?
Do you hear the babies crying gs,they drag each mother's breast
Where the nourishment is drying and each drop is poor at best?
Do you hear them gasping, gasping, through each hunger-tortured?
Gasping for a little succor from the kindly hand of man?
Do you read each mother's features as she stands "beside the grave
Of the puny, wasted creature that she had no power to save?
Do you hearjier praying, praying, for the baby soul so dear?
Praying God to be forgiven that she brought an angel here !
Lurana W. Sheldon.
Every summer, hundreds of babies die in Chicago, a sacrifice to
the Ice Trust and those employers who will ndt pay decent, living"
The Women's Trades Union League, the women's clubs and
the charitable organizations are now carrying on a campaign to
raise funds wherewith to save the lives of some of those babies.
Work-stained hands stain no
A better dav is coming: only as
one's good name
i we make the best of this one.