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week. Principal topics will be 8
hour day, minimum wage scale
and nationalization of public util
ities. George Berry represents
American Federation of Labor.
Paris. Aviator Astley and
Mary Davies, aviatrix, ascended
from Issy bound for Berlin and
Warsaw in effort to capture Pom
mery prize. Mss Davies brought
an immense hat with her to wear
tonight at either the German or
New York. Rev. Upjohn, .pas
tor of ""Little Church Around
Corner," refused to wed couple
when in middle of ceremony he
discovered bride was unbaptized.
Somers, N. Y. Mary Barton,
14, carefully aimed rifle at chicken
in back yard. Wounded mother'
at work in kitchen.
Anderson, Ind. Deaf and
dumb persons of central 'Indiana'
held outing here today. More
than 100 families present.
"SEEING AMERICA FIRST"
Baby Franz Sohes was dying.
His parents were steerage passengers With him on a grea't
liner. They were bringing Baby Franz to America, the land of
liberty, that he might become free, perhaps rich, possibly great
But he sickened in the steerage, and the Ship's surgeon gave no
hope. The little fellow may die free only of the wide spaces of
parental- love rich, only in the treasures of parental ambition
great, only as king of a mother's heart.
But Immigrant Sohes could not let Baby Franz die with no
knowledge of America'. Like Moses, the" child who was to pass
away from them must ee the Land of Promise. So as Fire Island'
light loomed into view, Sohes took Baby Franz to the rail and held
him aloft. Whether or not the last flicker of the heavy lids yielded
him a view of America we may not know; but the father and mother
drew from the expression of the glazing eyes the pitiful comfort
that the child had seen America!
Afterwards Sohes went ashore to be hustled and derided as a
"wop," a "hunk," a bit of the scum of the earth. Nobody taught him
our language. Nobody tried to make him happy here. The vaunted
liberty he aspired to and loved in advance, urned into the false lib
erty of taking a job at wages which give him only a mere living
and that he had in Europe. Sohes went into the saloon, the ward
meeting, learned graft and police tyranny, and industrial tyranny,
and perhaps anarchy all this in America, to which he directed the
dying eyes of his child as a thing to make his death something dis
What splendid equipment for citizenship did Sohes possess!
And what small chance for these qualities to develop! Brethren,
these things ought not so to be J
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