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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 27, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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wires from one of the ports in which
he lands tb his friend or relative that
he leaves New York tonight at 8 p. m
This relative or friend takes the tele
gram to work with him the next a. m.
and shows it to the boss, asking him
if he could place this man to work.
Nine chances out of ten the boss
fixes a position for hinvknowlng that
the immigrant will break his neck to
work And thus making a good stand
in for the boss.
In .this case the immigrant was
sure of a job while he was riding
from New York to Chicago. That's
going some. And talk about your
front door in the morning with local
laborers looking and asking for work.
Then we wonder why the wages are
so low, and I say these are the points
which are the cause of it
The Russians, Poles and the Slavs
are the main factors in these cases.
And when these people, learn to read
and write ih their own language then
there may be a chance for higher
wages to the laborer, but as long as
they are ignorant and neglectful in
education the wages will always
show freezing point.
- That's why the president should
sign the immigration bill, and when
the people in Europe find out about
this-they will be learning how to read
and write and then come over here
and look for snap jobs. Paddy Donovan.
ON PROSTITUTION Regarding
prostitution, I wish o say that it
looks to me an impossibility to abol
ish unless men become more mor
ally inclined toward women.
When they meet silly, giddy young
girls they should preach morality to
them and not 'encourage their silli
ness and lead them on to vice. In my
experience I found I had to battle
with men of this kind. I was con
fronted with immoral propositions on
many occasions.
Not so very long ago I Bought a
position. I had been employed a few
days when I was asked by a gentle
man: "How do you like working and
supporting two children?" I told him
I found it a pleasure, for I love my
children. I was then told I was a big
fool for sacrificing myself thus. He
said you possess good looks; you
could do better than workinf ror a
living.
Right there and then he made me
an immoral proposition. I reprimand
ed him and immediately left the
place.
If all women were possessed of a
strong, determined will power such
as I am there would be no prosti
tutes on earth. I have been on the
verge of starvation and in spite of
all I maintained myself pure and re
sisted all immoral temptations.
But, as the old saying goes, it takes
all kinds of people to make a world."
Mrs. Cuthebert.
PEACE OR WAR? "Industry is at
a standstill; thousands upon thou
ands of working men without em
ployment, working women, shoo
Kgirls, humble servant girls, without
tne means of earning their bread,
and poor souls forlorn on the bed of
fever and sickness, crying, Oh, Lord,
how long, how long?' "
The above quotation quite accu
rately describes conditions as they
exist among us today, here in the
United States Of America, but its au
thor is not an observer among us.
It is indeed an extract from Catdinal
Mercier's letter, printed in Friday's
Tribune, describing conditions which
the war made in Belgium. How
comes it that these Words so strik
ingly fit us-? We have no militarism
not yet either of the German,
English, French or Russian brand.
We have no war not yet although
our jingos, scenting a "watermelon"
in it, and heedless of any other con"
sequences seem to be aching for one.
When we stop to realize that the
same set of words accurately de
scribes conditions produced by the
hell of war, and those produced by
1 the hell of industrial injustice, amid
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