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Abraham Lincoln, our greatest pres
ident; Tolstoi, about the greatest ge
nius, and other of their caliber ene
mies of society? If so, then I am a
friend of the enemies of society, for
they worked heart-and soul against
the society or . system"" that made it
possible for the strong and crafty to
prey upon the weak and ignorant.
No, I am not the lover of the ene
mies of society, but I do not like the
system that is against good society.
We are nqne of us so great but that
we can improve, for what are we but
a batch of clay with more or less
of something called Jbrains, and we
are not certain haw long those will
Abraham Lincoln and other great
men believed in co-operative com
monwealth. We cannot have that
until all the people will come to be
lieve that way. We must wait.
SHOULD WE KEEP FLOWERS IN
OUR BEDROOM? I have been told
that it is unhealthy to keep flowers in
my bedroom at night. Is it, and why
is it? Mrs. M. R. T.
If your room is large and well ven
tilated you need not worry about the
flowers, but if it is small and poorly
ventilated keep the flowers in anoth
er room at night.
Because you breathe while you
sleep as well as when you are awake
and, of course, absorb the fresh air In
the room. Flowers breathe, too, you
know, though much less than you do,
and they make a double drain on the
air, and the room soon becomes
"close" and unhealthy. If the flow
ers are cut flowers they are dying all
the time, and decaying things throw
off poisonous substances that are not
good to breathe.
In the daytime when-the room is
full of sunshine the sun acts on the
chemical, substances in the green
leaves of the flowers and helps to
purify or freshen the air. It's only
when they are in the dark that flow
ers are likely to Be unhealthy.
UNION WAITERS SIGN UP WITH
The vampire system for waiters in
Chicago amusement parks has about
drawn to an end. Riverview, White
City and Forest Park have signed the
agreement demanded by the union
waiters. These three places, in the
past notorious for the evils of the
waiters' extortion system, will, in fu
ture, be free of this stigma.
In the past waiters have to give
heavy commissions to head waiters
and managers for the privilege of
working at these parks. Waiters who
paid most liberally were given the
preferred locations. The new agree
ment dpes away with all extortion
and provides that the waiters shall
daily change locations. A similar
agreement has been signed by Ihe
bartenders at these resorts.
The "waiters will next try to do
away "with the evils they say exist at
the Bismark Garden.
The meat cutters are gaining
ground in their fight for a full Sun
day holiday. Between 3t9h and 46th
streets every dealer now closes all
Sunday. The campaign will soon be
made citywide. The cutters, assisted
by the Chicago Federation of Labor,
are conducting an educational cam
paign to get the people in the habit
of buying their meat on Saturday
Among the most recent of the meat
cutters "to be slugged for activity in
the Sunday closing educational cam
paign is Richard Murray, secretary
of Meat Cutters' union No. 546. He
was. slugged in the wholesale yard
of Swift & Co., 41st and Halsted sts.
THEIR SOLE DESIRE
With hisses and groans the audi
ence greeted the new play. All hope,
then, was at an end.
"It's hard to tell just what the pub
lic wants!" murmured the heart
"It's easy enough to tell in this
case," said the manager, grimly. "It
wants its money back!"" ,r - -'
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