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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 01, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 26',
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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE N
PAULA RETURNS $20 TIP MONTGOMERY CAUSES HER TO LOSE.JOB
I saw the next instalment of
Paula's story in Pat's paper. Here
"In spite of Emma's arguments T
was determined to return Horace
Chambers' $20 tip.
" 'The very fact that the theatrical
manager attributed a horrible inten
tion to Horace in giving me the tip,
I told Emma, 'and my taking it
shows me I am right and you are
"Emma looked at me doubtfully.
'Paula,' she said, 'it is not what oth
ers think of you but what you think
of yourself that counts. I can see
keeping the money means to you a
gift on Hod's part and an obligation
on yours. To me, my dear, it would
mean only a trick in the game and
a girl that works must take every
trick that comes her way or lose.'
"Nevertheless, before' I went to
sleep I put that bill in an envelope
with this note:
" 'Dear Mr. Chambers Thank
you for your kindness. Don't worr
about me. I have found good friends
and a job that will keep me from
starving until I can enter the pro
fession for which I think I am suited.
" 'You will understand, I am sure,
when I ask you not to act as my
friend when next we meet Paula
"I did not see Horace Chambers
again, Margie, for over a week, and
by that time I had gotten use to the
"Each week I put aside a little
money for the time when I could go
to New York by this time I knew
that I must go to New York if I want
ed to get into a reputable dramatic
company. Emma was my rock to
lean upon. She came to my rescue
whenever she saw I was getting into
deep water trying to repulse some
"I think it was because she was
not at the restaurant one night that
I finally lost my job. Emma had
stayed home with a toothache, and I
was too worried over her to think
much about the restaurant guests.
"It was in the usual Saturday
night crowd that I happened to look
up from my work into the faces of
Georgiana and Aunt Rachel! Their
frozen glances passed through me
and struck the wall behind me. Not
so Charlie Montgomery, who was
" 'Good Lord, Paula! What are you
are you doing here?'
"I looked at him as though I did
not know he was addressing me.
" 'Come, you are not going to pull
that on me1,' he said. "I'll see you
later,' he added, as he followed Aunt
Rachel into the dining room.
" T wonder if Aunt Rachel is try
ing to marry Georgiana to that rot
ter,' I thought Then I felt some one
grasp my arm."
(To Be Continued.)
PLANS TO ORGANIZE GENERAL
MOVE FOR 8-HOUR DAY
Rev. Bouck White, famous New
York radical preacher, is in Chicago
for the purpose of organizing a gen
eral strike of workers throughout
the country., for an 8-hour strike.
White invited every one interested
in the labor or radical movement
to a luncheon held at the Grand
Pacific hotel at noon4oday, at which
plans will be discussed.
FORD'S RAILROAD SCHEME
Detroit, Sept 1. In a conference
with Judge Henry Neil, father of the
mothers' pension system, Henry
Ford said that if he controlled the
railroads he would "cut the freight
rates to one-third the present rate,
double the pay of the railroad work
ers, and, by cutting out the iniquity
in the railroad management, make
more profits for the stockholders
than are earned at present,"
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