Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
fore entitled to the equal use of the
free gifts of the Creator the air, the
water, the sunshine and the land. We
agree on that subject, Mr. Williams
and I. Frank Smith.
WORK SEEKERS. I have not
seen the time in many years when
so many agents, peddlers, canvassers
and men asking for work of any kind
came to our door. It must be ter
rible for "some of these men. One
came a few days ago and asked about
all kinds of jobs he would like to
work at, odd jobs around the house,
washing the woodwork, cleaning the
stove, fixing furniture. It seems to
me that the Art Meekers and the
Marshall Field women who are giv
ing morning musicals and daylight
dinner parties ought to have some
kind of a way of looking at these men
who want work. C. W. S.
THE LAST SAY. I have no more
desire to enter into an argument
than At'y Carver has. Neither do I
wish to be ill-natured or fault-find-'
ing, but, being a woman, I must have
the last word or die in the attempt.
Therefore, permit me to inform
him that I am not English, neither
have I ever before been accused of
being deficient in humor in this case.
It was his suggestion that the mother
hire half a dozen nurses at ?25 per
week. If this does not amount to
$150 then my arithmetic and not mji
- sense of humor is at fault.
I certainly do not believe in starva
tion wages, but as I also possess a
baby almost 4 years old who still
wets the bed I know exactly the
amount of time and energy required
to take care of the case.
In other words, about one hour
each morning devoted to the washing
and ironing of bed clothing and linen.
In my humble opinion $5 is pretty
good pay for seven hours' work.
Don't you think so?
The real issue was a cure for bed
wetting, in which you can plainly see
J. would naturally be interested. I
have failed to find an M. D. Who
could help the case very much, .-and
if any change in economic conditions,
can cure this malady for heaven's
sake show me and I will do all in my,',
power to help the good work along
I am positive all mothers would do'
likewise. Mrs. W. E. F., 615 ti.
IN THE STREET CAR. The le.tr
ter of Louise Cuthbert relating to hei
experiences in crowded street cars'
was very interesting. She showed
herself to be very humorous as well,
as practical. And I would suggest
that our friend "Aristocrat" read her '
letter and if he has any respect for" .
uic kuuuicu ui sj'iupauujr iui uic jy
pressed he will dispatch one of his
automobiles to take the lady home"
from work each evening.
That much-needed jitney bus is
very slow in making its appearance
and probably when it does come the'
street car company will be operating5
h So I see nothing to do but bec
happy and die in the crush and be
carried to the resting place in -a
street car hearse. "Jimac." ,J
TAX REFORM. Such captions as
"What Is a Living Wage for Married0
Man?" "For One Day's Rest in Sev
en," "Big Battle for New Child Labor1
Law About to Begin," etc., all have
been in one issue of The Day Book.-
I suggest that our civilization is very1
much one-sided, like a house that
rests on a poor foundation, and soci
ety is based on a practice which gives'
to some absolute control of this plan
et In other words, private property in
land. This is the rotten foundation
on which we expect a healthy civili-
zation to be reared.
How can we remedy this situation?
Answer: If you have titne read Henry
George's "Progress and Poverty." It
will tell you the whole wherefore an3 3
everything. It will also enlighten you
in regard to those well-meaning sin- -gle
tax cranks who have gone daffy'
about tax reform. At least this is