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chants have sacrificed their health,
heart and happiness for that kind of
1 success; and I don't want any of it.
I think the clerks' work would be
. . on a much higher plane if they were
! organized and had some say, about
f the terms of employment, working-
i conditions, wages, etc. I think, too,
; that the buying public would be bet-
V ter off if all of the clerks were or-
: . ganized and had a voice in how the
5; business should be conducted,
i Most of us will have to admit that
'ff while we say clothes don't make the
man, still we are influenced by
clothes. The working class is as
f" guilty as the other in this respect,
j Too many of us unconsciously bow
: mentally to the fellow who has more
J. money or a bigger job than we have.
Take the small business man. He
; generally lines up with the banker
and the big business man'in antagon
' ism- to labor unions. If he were not
; ignorant he would know that he
would be better off if wages were
higher and the profits of Big Business
If Armour, for illustration, got two
'. millions in profit where heSiow gets
one, he wouldn't buy any more food
and clothing. But if every employe
of the stockyards had his wages
doubled, most of that money would
get busy raising the standard of liv
ing; More food, clothing, furniture,
pictures, pianos and other things
'" . would be bought to make life pleas
! anter for the families.
And there would be an end of child
; labor if high wages were general
high enough for the father to support
and educate his children.
There are thousands of men out
there who are better looking men
than Ogden Armour, and who would
--- look more like the real thing than he
p- does if they had on as good clothes..
v My interest, in labor organization-
J. isn't merely the getting of higher
f wages for the workers, but because
higher wages means a better citizen
ship, stronger and happier fathers
and mothers, stronger and healthier
bsbies and a stronger, happier and
As for the rough things, most of
the world's work that is constructive
and upbuilding, much of the work
that is worth while, is rough work.
It is much rougher work to build
a lo'comotive than to tear off a yard (
of calico, but it's wonderful work.
The Law and Its Officers. Now we
are informed that Lucy Page Gas
ton's cigaret cure will be administer
ed to every boy brought into the
The "cure" is the washing of the
mouth with a solution of nitrate of
It would be interesting to know by
what right any officer of the law
washes any boy's mouth with a solu
tion of nitrate of silver or any other
chemical compound. -
If some judge felt so inclined could
he" force headachy prisoners to take
Where did the notion come from
that either judges or policemen can
do about as they please with people
who are under arrest?
It's a wonder some lawyer hasn't
"long ago applied to some real judge
for an injunction restraining police
officers from giving men under arrest
the tftird degree.
There is no law for it except the
law of might.
Police have a right to arrest and
lock up persons accused of crimes or
misdemeanors, but there their rights
over the prisoners end.
They have no right to torture
then, even to force confessions.
If the suspect happens to be in
nocent a cruel punishment is admin
istered, punishment that would be
cruel even if he were guilty.
Under the law a man is supposed'
to be innocent until he has been
proven guilty. Too often officers of
the law assume that he is guilty until
he proves himself innocent.
The law guarantees accused per
sons trial by jury. There is no au-