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happiness on below the' bread-line
They have the right, but notthe op
portunity. The employes of most of
the big department-stores In our big'
cities have a harder tiSte of It living
than the negro slaves did before their
The horses that work for the de
partment stores of Chicago are bet-
ter fed and more comfortably housed
than many of the human workers.
The horses get all the food they
need. Many of the human workers
do not. But then, if a horse dies it
costs money to replace him. Human
beings are cheap. No matter how
fast they die off they can be replaced
It isn't criminal, however, to rob
girls of health, happiness and some
times their very souls because it is
not written down in the book. And it
is criminal to steal a chicken or & loaf
of bread because it is written down
in the books.
In the eye of Godr however, I
think the employer who robs men,
women and children of health and
happiness, and often of life itself, by
paying them starvation wages, is
more of a criminal than the hungry
man who steals property.
And what we call high society in
our big cities fosters moral criminals
who are more dangerous to civiliza
tion than are the male and female
denizens of the redhght district.
I guess, after all, the most inex
cusable crime is being poor.
Our Growing Navy. There ap
pears to be a good chance now for
Uncle" Sam to build up the greatest
and most powerful navy in the world
without spending a cent for new bat
tleships. All he needs do is sit tight and let
George and Sill do it.
Every sea fight between Germany's
snips and those of the allies whittles
1-brihgjs our navy that much closer to
the top ,
All things are comparative, you
I know. "We don't necessarily have to
build more ships to get to the front.
It's lot cheaper to become the biggest
naval power by the sinking of ships
of thoSe.powers which now have big
ger'navles iha.n we have.
Editor Day Book I see in your lit
tle book an article on the subject of
"More Pay for the Police," by the
Rev. Phillip Yarrow.
I think as many others do, that
they arp getting enough and more
than some of them deserve.
Two-thirds.of them have no trade
and would never get a job where they
could get any more, or as much as
they 4o on the police force.
They are-ionly laborers and get
more than, laborers do. They take
no more chances of losing their life
or limbs, than any laborer does.
Now If there is no other excuse to
raise their-pay than to stop them
from grafting, why send them to jail,
where any-onfe else would gp if they
were found guilty. Constant Reader.
ORGANIZATION OF UNEMPLOYED
Editor Day Bfcok Through organ
ization.all human endeavors seem to
The illustration Is simply shown In
the well organized family, where wife,
husband, brothers and sisters all
work in simple family harmony for
the good of each and all.
Fraternal ordere are generally a
power of helpfulness, but each and
every one seems to be circumscribed
In its 'endeavors at helpfulness to
those, within its own order.
Churches are similarly handicap
ped In their 'endeavor to aid the un
fortunate, for they imply,, or seem to,
now If I. help you-I expect you ta
down the British and German navies. :
And every time a British or German I ioin.':
battleship goes to the bqttpm it Charity orgahizatioriH; are -formed,
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