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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 29, 1912, Image 12

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kfcep that contract inviolate?
There are 3,000,000 souls main
tained in institutions of this coun
try at a cost of $200,000,000.
And yet we go on working at the
mouth of this stream of evil,
never thinking that our real work
lies at the source.
The crying need is not to
change environment, but to pro
tect heredity.
Fifty per cent of the marriages
of this country are performed
without reference to sanctity.
People pregnant with disease
flood. the country. They marry-i
and propagate the species and no
steps are being -taken to protect
Thinkvof the blinded eyes of
little babies, the twisted limbs,
the feeble mindedness, disease,
vice and sordidness and society
doing absolutely nothing to stem
the tide.
Let us play the game fair. Let
us have a conscience a "home
conscience" to protect our chil
dren, and preserve the sanctity of
the home.
It was Big Mike Cantwell,
fighting, roaring Big Mike, who
saved a few lives and the reputa
tion of the Aurora, Elgin and Chi
cago Railway company, when the
inbound express jumped the
tracks at Garden Home yester
day morning.
The limited it was the one
that leaves Wheaton at 9:54
svas going 60 miles an hour on
thevdowh grade wKeri it lef the
It ran on, over the ties, rocking
and swaying and jerking and
jumping, in a way that whitened,
the face of the men passengers'
and made the' women feej sick.
One-woman rose to her feet and
made a dash for the door. A man
followed her. Tn a moment,
everyone was rising and making
iur me aoor, wirn tne tear or
death showing in their faces, and
there was a first class chance
the passengers all would jump
from the train and probably kill
And then Big Mike Cantwell,
who was conductor on the train,
stuck,his head inside the car and
looked over the frightened men
and women. Then he waved his
hand at them.
(( "Kape your seats," he yelled,
"Ye'll niver get a chance for a
ride like this in all your lives
A "woman laughed. A man.
chuckled. In a moment, everyone
was laugnmg, and was back in his
or her seat, and every last one of
them grinning at the thought of
"nivir getting a chance for a ride
like this gain in all their lives!"
The panic was over.
The 'train pulled up some 200
yards from where it had left the
tracks, and all the passengers got
out safely and thankfully and
with a great inclination to cheer
Big Mike Cantwell.
The taxi driver soon comes to
believe that all men go home
drunk, '

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