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1THE DAY BOOK!
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
600 S. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
Tolenhnnei Editorial, Monroe SKI
Jtiiepnones circulation, Monroe 38M
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier in Chi
cago. 30 "gents a Month. By Mail.
United States and Canada, $3.00 a
Entered as secnd-cla:s matter April
21. 1914, at the postoffice at Chicago.
111., under the Act of March 3, 1879.
ports of the national child labor com
mittee. The main apposition to the Keating-Owen
bill in the senate is expect
ed from the southern cotton mill in
terests, but and this is a most dis
turbing bit of information these
mills are often owned by members of
New England corporations.
How can YOU help, not being eith
er a senator or a southern mill
You can help to stir up the too
comfortable in your own vicinity.
Make the people at large sufficient
ly uncomfortable about the condition
of child labor and they will see to it
that the senate becomes uncomfort
able enough to pass the Keating
IF AN AUTHOR TRIED TO DO
THIS, HE COULDN'T DO IT!
"I have a matchless line, sir." (The
speaker is a breezy salesman in a cur
rent magazine serial. And his line is
automatic cigar lighters.)
"Get out! Your stuff can't hold a
candle to our goods!" (The speaker
tfs another salesman in January mag
azine short story and liis line is gunpowder!)
GOOD REASON FOR DISCOM
FORT. There are many classes of
comfortable persons and sometimes
it becomes society's duty to stir them
up a little bit Just now there is the
Keating-Owens will concerning
which some prosperous, charitable
and altogether complacently com
fortable persons prefer to remain in
The Keating-Owens measure was
introduced into congress with the
object of prohibiting the shipment inr
interstate commerce of goods in the.
production and manufacture of
which child labor has entered.
Many very comfortable persons do
not care to know that sfate legisla
tion has not protected little children
from exploitation. There are, in fact,
a dozen states with very good child
labor laws from which the canning
industries are carefully exempted!
And so tots of 5 and 6 are permitted
to snip beans or top cans from 4 a. m.
for just as many hours as they can
be kept awake in the season of ripe
vegetables; and in certain fish can
neries children of 8 to 10 work 15 and
16 hours a day in the busy season.
Details of some of the glass works
of Pennsylvania, the coal mines of
West Virginia and the textile mills of
Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi
would stir up a considerable amount
of unrest among the comfortably ig
norant, if they would read the re-