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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 01, 1911, Image 14

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not: kissed you' today," he mur
mured. "But I can't for the life
of me think what I have, forgot
ten." - , " -a
Mrs. Weston .clung to hitn,
weeping happily. "That was itj
she cried. .T nr
"What ?" puzzled Weston,
"The kisses," she pouted. te
"Oh!" said Weston, with a long
sigh of understanding. , tn
The next day the No. .214 was
registered in the little morocqfr
bound book of "secrets. It as
the record to date,1 and as sifcjh
Mrs. Weston underlined it in re
He entered apartment 19; pfet-y
Mrs. Weston sat red-eyed with
unshed tears. .Weston advanced
with a broad, nervous grin upon
his face. . ,
"How foolish it was of me to
forget thatT had placed a red
string- upon my finger to remind
me that there was something you
desire me to,, .get matched' -he
rambled. 7
But Mrs. Weston began to cry
.softly- "It was 'not that," she
sobbed. k
Weston took Her into his arms
and kissed her. "I declare I have j
cMenand women are "being discharged from their jobs in L6s
Angeles because theiy favor Job iHarrimah, socialist candidate for
mayor. Their employers, in many 'cases, tmake -no bone's of tig
matter. ' -3
Assuming that such employers sincerely believe they are serfc-mg-society
by" using the bread-and-butter club to influence votes
hadn't they better pause and look a little deeper? . -?
If a man has no capital save his ability to labor, depriving him
of 'his joh is precisely like holding him up oh the highway arid
stealing his purse'! It is a resort "to force. It may be equivalent to
asking him "to choose between voting for his convictions and risk-ing-starvatidn
for" himself, his wife and his children. '?
4 About one-third of all the vofers jiHhe United States work iift
wages.' If the comparatively' fety business men who employ thettt
may reduce them to starvation When they .refuse to obey the bicP
ding of the masters on election day, then "freedom of the ballot
is ah empty phrase1 and the reputjlit is ruled absolutely by the feXf,
who control the jobs. . ' " . ' 'iZ
Is it possible that the employing4 class is so "short-sighted 'a
tonvite 'the' appeal to 'force' in! settling' the political, social aha
economic questions of tHe 'United States? ' iJ:
' We hope" npt; it suggests a terrible prospect. Take our advi
gentlemen, and don't do it. If you want a little mild excitement,
stickr.your head- into- the -mouth of a hungry lion, but don't telj
American labor that you will starve it tQ-3eath if it- ddesn't 'vdte
your; way. That&;diJias&rott3ob 1 -tads m aob xia-gnvioAi lunn

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