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THE PUBLIC FORUM
LAWYER ANSWERS MARGARET.
A quasi criminal action can be
unaintained against the saloonkeeper
3f yonr case fits Section 6, Jones &
Aldington Statutes-Annotated, VoL
3. Under the DramShep act, page
2;S22, chapter 43:
"Whoever by himself or fas agent
r servant shall sell or give intoxi
cating liquor to any minor, without
the -written order of Ms parent,
guardian or family physician, or to
any person intoxicated or who is in
the habit of getting intoxicated, shall
for each offense be fined not less
than $20, nor more than $100, or im
prisoned in the comity jaO, not less
than ten days, nor more than thirty
days, or both, according to the na
ture of the offense."
Consult state's attorney or advice
can be obtained from die Legal Aid
BIG HEARTS? The bigger tiie
man the bigger the heart
Marshall Field hires girls at $5 a
week and pledges them to keep their
Sears-Roebuck hires help from
$2.50 to $6 a week, but we rode in
their freight trucks for two days,
packed like sardines.
Anybody applying at the Chicago
Railway Co. for a position as motor
man or conductor after being hired
must work three years before he gets
a living wage. The Crane Co. keeps
a certain per cent of their employes'
pay, then gives them a Christmas
The Chicago Telephone Co. adver
tises every day for operators to start
at $4.50 a week, but they have a rest
The Western Electric Co. employs
foreign labor and the foreign labor
motto is: "Six days, six dollars."
The N. K. Fairbank Co., one of the
largest soap companies in the world,
employs truckers, wheeling from 400
.to 600 pounds to a load, ten 1- s a
day, six days a week and pays 15
cents an hour. Their factory help
averages $6 weekly.
The recent garment strike speaks
for itself in the way of big-hearted-ness
from the clothing hogs.
One of the largest wholesale drug
houses west of New York recently
cat their employes' wages 25 per .
cent And I could name a hundred
and one others. The bigger the men
the bigger the hearts. Poor AHen
Steven. Barney L. Kohn, 1444 Cen
tral Park Av.
SCHOOLS NOT GETTING THEIR
SHARE. The total amount of taxes
collected in the city of Chicago, di
vided by the total population of Chi
cago, gives the per capita tax, and
in this Chicago stands tenth. That
is, there are nine other cities whose
per capita tax is greater than Chi
cago's. .These taxes are for the pur
pose of paying all expenses connect
ed with running the city, for police,
fire protection, schools, roads, bridg-
es, poorhouses, hospitals, parks, etc,
in fact everything.
This large general tax fund is di
vided up into many special funds,
one for the police department, one
for the fire department, one for the
By dividing that special tax fund,
set aside for school support, by the
total population we obtain the per'
capita tax of school support Chi
cago's ranking in this is 34th. ThatJ
is, there are 33 other cities in the
United States which set aside a
greater per capita support for their
public schools than Chicago does.
Chicago, ranking tenth as a gen-' -
eral taxpayer, should rank tenth as J
a public school supporting city, in-
stead of 34th, as it now does. "
If an apportionment of the general
tax fund for public school support
were made, so that Chicago might
rank tenth there would be added-
$3,000,000 more to the maintenance
and support of our public schools
than we now enjoy, a sum sufficients