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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 23, 1912, Image 12

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in an employer's estimate.
In the hot night women too
exhausted for sleep, too tired for
family life, sat listlessly outside
the shacks.
Fifty girls, nervously over
wrought, wandered about seeking
vainly some simple pleasuring.
Around them revolting condi
tions and the forces of evil gath
ered to sweep the unwary into an
undertow; for immorality, as well
as ugliness and discomfort, is the
consequence of cannery camp life.
Faint and farbbrne, a bell tolled
in the village.
"If it was only fer a dance !"
sighed Josephine Beliosso, Maria
Tasso's hands stiffened about her
knee as she sat on the ground.
"If it was the tocsin!" she said
sharply. Then the reserve broke
and the flood of bitterness poured
out, the sense of undeserved in
justice. The crude eloquence of
innate courage.
"We are like rats!" -she cried.
"We haye what,-we eat. Women
will work to exist. Men will not
The longer we work herei&e less
we can ever earn. I see and .know.
,T,he loser pays."
Tomorrow''The Children of
the Canneries."
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ru u
Mother, Now, Amelia, don't
dare to deny it! As I came in I
heard yo.ur lips meet Feed's,
Amelia Yes, mother, it was,an
accident, I was about to whisper
something in Fred's ear .just as he
turned to whisper something in
mine, ahd er and-nwell, we
avere both sprry,
ELEGT-QFFICERS TODAY
Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 23,
The eleqtion of officers of the
American Federation of Labor
will be a special order of business
of the convention late this after
noon. The re-election of President
Gompers and most of ,his asso
ciates pn the executive board is
practically certain.
"The radicals may put up Max
S. Hayes,, of Cleveland, delegate
of the Typographical unidn, to
oppose Gompers, Hayes has been
the floor leader of the. radicals and
Socialists in. the convention.
The SocialistsreaJiz;e they have
no chance of beating Gmpers,
even with the help of all the other
radicals, but many delegates ae
instructed to vote against Gom
pers. When Hayes was asked if he
would run, hesaid that he was in
the hands of his friends, and that
if the radicals could find "no one,
else to run, he would allow his
name to go before the convention.
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.A .Qvfck. Djessfag.
Qften.it-is a, great, help to be
able to iriake a dressing quickly.
.When making French dressing
put the oil, salt and pepper in a.
jbottle, add the vinegar a little at
a time, shake. Vigorously. J. he
emulsion takes place readily.
vCommercial Traveler (in coun
try hotel) Are, these sheets
quite clean? Chambermaid-rl
should say so. They're only just
home from the laundry. Feel 'em
they're, still damp..

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