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food so high -that millions go Hun
gry. Wages and employmeon
trolled by the monopolistsKtoo
scanty to enable the employeWRmy
what they desire and the unemployed
starve. - -
So we always nave a surplus.
The monopolists want to sell the sur
plus to other countries. They don't
want other countries to -sell us any
thing, but would force the foreigner
to pay for our surplus in gold. The
foreigner uses the same quality of
brains that the monopolist do$ and
holds on to his gold, so that, trade
lags and labor, depending upon mo
nopoly brain for an idea, frets and
starves and dies. But before the fu
neral he curses the labor across the
water for competing with him for the
favor of monopolists.
But the embargo: It would produce
a decline in the prices of many things.
A decline in prices that are produced
by speculation would do no harm to
any one except speculators and mo
nopolists. It would help the many
and any evil that would come from
an embargo would be vastly less in
extent than the great disaster of a
foreign war. It would not last as
long as a war and would leave the
people to go on with their work free
from the burden of an increased war
The saving of human lives would
be the greatest saving. The traffic
in arms and munitions of war would
almost cease, but the traffic in things
that make for peace would vastly in
crease. Geo. V. Wells, 6050 South
PLAN FOR WORKING WOMEN
The workshops for Unemployed
women conducted by the Chicago
Women's 'club and the Eli Bates
home have a new source of revenue.
Young women are pledging them
selves to purchase one less spring hat
y&ad ,give the money to- the shops.
wn"Many of tha girls who came
here," said Mrs. Benj. Carpenter,
"were so used to being driven likd ,
cattle and to working until they
dropped in the sweatshops that they
were actually surprised to be shown
any consideration. Our experience
has shown that employers need a
greater sense of responsibility."
WANT STREET CARS BUILT
An appeal by labor leaders that the
City Railways Co. build their cars in
this city in the future and give work
to Chicago men before the local
transportation committee has caused
that body to call a conference with
the street car company officials. They
will meet next Wednesday.
According to the labor men, B. C.
Dillon, chairman of the grievance
committee, Federation of Labor;
JameS J. Ryan of the sheet metal
workers, William Cramer of the
blacksmiths, and A. Robinson of the
machinists, the railway company ha3
built 229 cars in St. Louis and Phil
adelphia in the last three years while
they have large plants here.
They could give employment to at
least 500 men is the claim of the
labort men if they would do their fu
ture .building heer.
MORE- PLAY FOR KIDS URGED
"The schools have no right to
chain children to seats hour by hour.
There' shoold be a constant variation
of instruction. There should be
plenty of play."
This is what Ella Llagg Young,
superintendent of Chicago's public
schools, said in addressing the City
club. "We must get more fresh air
into the schoolroom, too," shesaid.
"It now devolves upon the city to fur
nish the strong and sturdy men for
the next generation, and men dor not
grow strong and sturdy in overheat
ed, illy ventilated rooms."
The Merychippus has been discov
ered. We thought at first it was a
chorus girl, but learn It is the three
toed fossil horse which is considered
the missing link by scientists.