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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 22, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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blame the woman for the violation of
the moral law, when under the laws
as they are at present the woman
is only half way free and is so largely
dependent upon the stronger sex.
Adam and Eve yet exist upon earth
and Adam palliates his guilt by cry
ing, "She tempted me." Geo. V.
Wells, 6050 South Park Av.
NATURE'S CALL
By T. J. M.
When the wind it slumbers gently
And tire clouds no more are seen,
And the sun is sort o' hazy,
And the birds their feathers preen;
Then I like to worship nature
And just loll around and rest,
Where the blue jays shriek displeas
ure, When they find that I'm their guest
Where the fragrant spread of clover
Sends its sweetness through the
air,
And the buzz of insects strengthen
When they know that you are
there;
Where the rooster's crow is music
And the earth beneath me yields,
Where you understand the dew
drops And the language of the fields.
Where the hills slope to the river
And the chipmunks in their pranks
Just scamper through the thicket
To express their earnest thanks;
Where the fish are biting freely
As I sit beneath a tree,
That is double-decked contentment
And the life that's calling me.
LIKES THE TRUTH. I am a con
stant reader of The Day Book. I am
'glad that there is one newspaper in
Chicago that is apparently run upon
the principle that the occasional pub
lication of the whole truth in matters
of great public interest does not nec
essarily result in a public calamity.
With great consternation I carefully
read the almost full-page paid adver
tisement Of the 'Chicago Surface
Lines in the daily press, under the
heading, "Arbitration Has Won," and
with equally great pleasure I have
read your well-advised comments on
the same.
The cause of the consternation
was the certain premonition that the
Chicago Surface Lines, in spending
that amount of money to shoot into
the public the amount of "bunk"
contained in the article, were influ
enced by some other motive than any
that could arise out of that deep
seated charity which would force a
laboring man to support himself and
family and make provision for old age
on 23 cents an hour.
It occurred to me that it might be
a good idea for the controlling minds
of the employes to search for this
motive. To a weak intellect like
mine there appeared as a possible so
lution the thought that they are at
tempting to prepare the minds of the
public for the favorable reception of
a verdict they already know is to be
rendered by a majority of the board
of arbitration. There are some men
5th0 firmly believe that the general
public is gullible enough to swallow
almost anything.
A very good example of this is
found in the lately-staged comedy,
when with a great blast of trumpets
a committee of leading business men
were invited to select the mayor's
cabinet, and for some unaccountable
reason could not suggest any good
men outside of the mayor's personal
friends and political henchmen. And
these so-called respectable citizens
(bankers and others), who degraded
themselves in allowing themselves to
be made the catspaws of this deliber
ate frame-up to deceive the public,
are probably still laboring under the
delusion that they "put something
over." The public press has been
loud in proclaiming that we have
plenty of good men who would make
honest arbitrators. In this class they
would undoubtedly place most of the
"catspaws" just referred to. But,
Judging from ths opinions J nave.
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