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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
BOO S. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO. ILK.
Tolonhnntxi Editorial, Monroe 353
leiepnones circulation. Monroe 3W8
BUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
cago, 30 cents a Month. By Mull,
United States and Canada, S3 00 a,
Entered 'as second-class matter April
21, 1914, at the postoffice'at Chicago,
I1L, under the Act of March 2. 1879
CIVILIZING CHICAGO. Hart,
Schaffner & Marx are not waiting for
any state legislature to force them
into payment of a minimum wage.
They have made a 3-year contract
with their organized workers- that
every woman over 18 on machine
work will get $9 a week and on hand
work $8. And every man on a ma
chine will get at least $12 a week and
others $10. These figures are close
to the minimum wage figures pro-'
posed for state wage laws.
It will cost Hart, Schaffner & Marx
over $1,500,000 to carry this scheme
through. That much money in
fighting the clothing workers' union
would go a long ways. A lot of po
licemen, private detectives and
strikebreakers can be bought and
paid for with $1,500,000. Instead of
fighting the union and -killing work
ers in the streets, after the style of
Pullman, Calumet and Colorado,
Hart, Schaffner & Marx seem to be
after having Chicago a decent and
And some of the credit must be
handed to the clothing workers'
union. Their record for strikes and
"direct action" is well known. They
forced the issue. The held on. Yet
they are for a civilized Chicago.
THE HEROIC INSTINCT. A Jer
sey City jury recently gave $15,000
to the. widow of Julius .Petersilge, an
electrical engineer who sacrificed his '
own life when he saved Mrs. Berenice
Bourne from being run down by a
train on the New York, Susquehanna
& Western railroad.
The verdict was founded on the
principle that the saving of human
life is in the furtherance of public
A verdict of this kind always rouses
discussion as to what heroism is.
In this case the railroad contended
that Petersilge WILLFULLY saved
the woman's life. But the probabil
ity is that acts of heroism are often
not so much willful as instinctive.
To save a woman or a child from
danger is part of the white man's
code of Aonor. He acts that way
He never stops to consider what is
the relative value to the community
or to any individual of the life of a
man compared to that of a woman.
He maintains the white man's re
putation a reputation acquired by
centuries of sacrifice. Thus the New
Jersey verdict upholds one of the
most splendid unwritten laws of the
BORN 5,000 YEARS
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