with the 5 per cent controlling the world's wealth and through, that, -the
There are snobs among the .95 per.cent,.as well as among the 5 per cent.
There are workers who feel that they should flock with the 5 per cent
and these are the small business men, who are really servants of Big Busi
ness, and the unorganized workers, who, with more book-learning, still
work for less wages than the organized bricklayers, carpenters, and others
who use their hands and arms as well as their brains.
After all, it is the competition among the workers themselves that
keeps wages in so many instances' below the bread line.
Unorganized labor is pitted against organized labor, and organized
capital hold's both in industrial slavery.
Women, girls and children are placed in competition with men and
boys, and wages held down all along the line.
The husband and father has a tough time of it raising and educating
a family, and his children are taken put 'of school too young and fed into
the hungry maw of Mammon to help support the family.
And poverty, ignorance, disease, vice, crime and4 death follow in the
wake of our industrial progress.
Laws may help some to protect the weak from the strong, but at best
they can only dull the keen edge of greed. Through organization the
strength of all becomes the strength of each, and the weak become strong
enough to protect themselves. '
If Chicago employers are qn the square and really want a minimum
living wage established, let them keep hands off while employes organize to
4 If .it's only three generations from, shirt sleeves to shirt sleeves, the
employer of today who aids in establishing industrial justice may save
his grandchildren from industrial slavery.
VIRGINIA BROOKS HAS OR IS
GOING TO MARRY A REPORTER
Virginia Brooks will not much
longer be known as the girl refonner.
They'll need to change the, girl to
A marriage license was issued this
morning to Miss Brooks and Charles
S. Washburn, a reporter on the
Tribune, who lives at 848 .Barry ave
nue. Washburn is 23 years old;
Miss Brooks 24.
When the marriage is to be is not
known. So far as that is concerned
it may "have been." Tfie reporter
and the .reformer, possibly with
visions,of what direction" the humor
and congratulations of their news
paper friends might take after the
news leaked out, have vanished. ,.
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FAMOUS COMEDIAN DIES
Thomas Q. Seabrooke, famous,
comedian 4n Jhe early days tpf. mus
ical comedy and light opera, diedin
an obscure rooming house at 176 S.
Clark street today of acute alcohol
ism. Seabrooke drifted into Chicago
several months ago, feeble and out
of. work. He was unable, to obtain'1
employment and became ill.
Chorus girls at the actors' rooming
house took turns in caring for him,
and then several actors "chipped in"
and hired a nurse. Old friends of Sea
brooke will see that he is given a
Jack and Bob were out for a day's
fishing. They had. been sitting very
patiently by the side of the.river for.
nearly, four hours without making a
capture, when suddenly Jack cried
out: "Bob, I've got a bite!" "What
Is it?" cried Bob' in excitement. "A
trout?" "No," replied Jack; "it's a
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