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selves. Consideration for the other
fellow is the first step. When that is
taken the next will be clear. Right
eousness in the institutions and the
laws that control our collective func
tions and actions is also necessary.
Recognition of the equality of all hu
man beings in respect to the use of
the earth and its bounties is the first
step to be taken here. When that is
clearly understood the next step will
reveal itself. George V. Wells.
MORE TAXES. A notice of a spe
cial election in Towns of North Chi
cago and Lakeview (21st, 22d, 23d,
24th, 25th and 26th wards) on April
4 appeared in daily newspapers Mon
day, to authorize the issuance of
$1,000,000 bonds for enlarging and
improving Lincoln park and complet
ing work already begun.
If this is carried, renters will hear
that old familiar story: "HI, have to
raise your rent My taxes are raised."
Has not Chicago enough big parks
at the present time?
Would it not be better to spend
more money in keeping the streets
and alleys clean, and in that way pre
serving the health of the people?
Have you ridden on Halsted street
cars the past winter and heard the
passengers coughing from the dust
and dirt coming into the cars from
the filthy streets?
Let's hear from others before April
4 on this question. Renter.
ASTONISHED. The" editor says,
"C. H. wrote in satire." I am aston
ished. Satire is in the nature of
irony, that is, contains germs of un
truth. The mass of people and their
representatives do desire to leave ex-
A ploitation of the producers undis-
i turbed. Many espouse an unpopular
I cause for the advertising they get, all
the time intending to accept an offer
for their silence.
For 35 years I have observed the
anarchistic efforts to limit the in
come of aristocrats, but the incomes
increasing. The demagogues soon
quit, are bought off or accept posi
tions with big business. Never mind
the automatic phone; it had to go as
it did, predestined by providence; just
get a job in the biggest corporation
you can find, work faithfully and
long. Never mind those who cannot
find jobs; providence is also seen in
this. C. H.
CURE FOR DESERTIONS. 200
men who had deserted their families
obtained jobs in the Ford motor
plant in Detroit. When they re
ceived the $5 wage and worked only
eight hours a day they at once sent
for their families and 200 wives and
400 children were rescued from pov
erty and the disgrace of charity.
During the year there have been
no desertions by husbands at Ford's.
When Ford was pr.ying $2 a day and
working his men 10 hours, charity
societies and the courts had hun
dreds of wife desertion cases to han
dle from his factory.
"When such a man is laid off on
short notice, as happens to millions
of wage earners every year," said
Judge Henry Neil, father of the
mothers' pensions system for abol
ishing child poverty, "he becomes
discouraged. At this point societies
are compelled to take a hand and
the self-respecting family finds itself
an object of charity. This is such
an awful disgrace that many men,
realizing the impotence of the un
skilled wage earner, start out to find
a 'good job.'
"But there are no 'good jobs' for
laborers and unskilled clerks and
others. The quest is in vain. He is
never able to send his family any
thing and as the days slip away he
degenerates. As his family already
is an object of charity and he can
not make a living for the wife and
children, and, as the saloon is the
natural resort of such men, he soon
becomes a bum.
"It may be said that such men are
were neyer so nigh as now and are 1
weak. That is true. If they were io