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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 23, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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into such an organisation, the handi
capped will be evenly divided and no
one employer be forced to take a shop
full of them.
In answer to the worn-out argu
ment that a; minimum wage would
act as a maximum, iJackett declared
that it would not thenrany more than
it does now, where in everycase there
are some workers among the unor
ganized whose skill forces an employ
er to pay them more money than an
?8 minimum.
"Skilled labor can always find its
market," he said, "and the employer
who endeavors to pay skilled labor
the same wage as unskilled will sim
ply lose that labor and find himself
relying entirely upon the unskilled,
while an employer who is more far
sighted will continue to keep a gradu
ated scale of wages."
That this minimum wage for min
ors and workers under 21 would also
benefit the fathers of families, Hack
ett illustrated by stating that if a boy
or girl earns sufficient to support
himself or herself, the father's
money, nor any portion of it, need not
be used to make up the deficit.
It is Hackett's intention to insert
two page ads in the Saturday Even
ing Post, one to advise the public and
the other to bring employers into the
association.
o o
FOUR N. Y. GUNMEN SIGN PAPER
CLAIMING THEIR INNOCENCE
New York, March 23. Pleading
for "fair play" the four gunmen who
are condemned to die in Sing Sing
during the week of April 23 for the
killing of Gambler Herman Rosenthal
today issued a statement "to the pub
lic" in which they again asserted
their innocence of the killing which
convulsed New York police circles
and almost sent Police Lieutenant
Charles Becker to the chair.
The public appeal was written by
"Lefty Louie" Rosenberg and to it
vere also signed the names of Harry
Uariuviu, "Gi tii Blood;" Jacob
ScidcMsbiicr, "W'Uy I cwis." and
'Dago Prank" Cirofici. The nsmes
of all the gunmen were signed to the
appeal at varying angles, they hav
ing been written on the paper pushed
through the bars of their death cells.
Concluding the appeal "Lefty Louie"
wrote:
"You will find in the records (of
the trial) that we all swore we seen
Harry Vallon, Bridgey Webber and a
stranger shoot. This is the God's
truth, so Help me Godr that we are
innocent." '
scornInotTmight
By Hugh O'Cuinn.
Might is money, and money rules,
And many are the human tools
Who serve their masters all too well
For paltry sums that never swell,
Because the knowing highbrow sees
The wisdom of their prayers and
pleas,
But strengthens that grand system
which
Has made the poor man and the rich.
The law may boost a stately ship,
While" Joker Justice wields a whip
As vigorously as before
To satisfy a puny score,
Who with great billions at their beck
Can waylay any hapless wreck,
Possessed of human heart and soul
That they may reach some vain-born
goal.
But might is measured not with
scorn,
For power there is as yet unborn
That will set all right the ev'ry wrong
And ease all suffering 'mongst the
throng.
If workers would but know that
might,
The powpr is theirs, and theirs the
right
To deepiy ponder o'er their vote,
Then system's evil can be smote.
Most things wear out with- con
stant use, but a bad temper seems
quite different.

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