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"It was hard saving for the doc'
tor, but the woman I boarded with
was pretty good to me. She didn't
turn me out," the girl stated, simply.
"But the man," I protested. "Why
don't you have him arrested? Why
don't you force Him-tQ take care of
The color swept into her white
cheeks. "Oh, I couldn't," she replied,
quickly. "You see I don't want to
see him again. That is why I don't
want to work in a store where a girl
meets a man like that when -she is
lonely and doesn't know. And then-
I don't want my mother to even know
what has become of me.
I left her at the door of the home,
but I no longer felt smugly content
with life. It no longer seemed an
eiderdown thing of. softness, but
harsh and hard and brutal. And I
wondered if the little girl knew that
the worst of her trouble was not over.
I wondered if she knew just what
bargaining women would make who
knew her story and gave her employ
ment? I wondered if she realized how
many women would expect her to
work for little money just because
they took her in their homes. I won
dered how long it would be before
she found a place to work at all.
No, I didn't wonder about her sin
ning. Somehow, it seems that only
God shall say how the woman who
"loves unwisely but too well" shall be
judged. And the Son of God once
said: "Thy sins are forgiven thee;
go and sin no more."
But I did wonder about the future
of the little baby girl. How will the
world treat the child of a woman who
"loved not wisely but too well," and
of a man who was a contemptible
coward and profligate?
. And I realized once again that life
has its pitiful side.
PROTEST AGAINST CONDITIONS
IN MINING COUNTRY
The last regular meeting held by
the Second" Ward Branch, Cook,
county, Socialist Party, the following
resolution was unanimously carried:
"That we hereby most Vociferously
protest against the outrageous and
illegal persecution and prosecution
of American labor in the states of
Colorado and Michigan.
"It seems almost impossible to
comprehend that such outrages
should be countenanced and riot be
triumphant as it has been recently in
the strike in those territories.
"We further protest:
"That American citizens' rights
have been trampled upon in the il
legal kidnapping and deportation ' of
porminent labor leaders.
"We deplore the fact that naugh
but bloodshed and violence can fol
low such tactics.
"Therefore, we demand that the
authorities in these territories take
steps immediately to stop such anar
FLAT JANITORS ARE GRANTED A
John Sullivan, Eugene Fosdick and
Arthur Johnstone, members of the
Flat Janitors' Union who were fined
$200 and costs each by Municipal
Judge Wade, who then suspended
their fines, have been granted new
The three men were arrested on
disorderly conduct charges on com
plaint of Mrs. Risser, who employes
non-union men at her flat building,
3805 Ellis avenue.
They were arraigned before Judge
Wade in the 35th street court. No
testimony was taken. They received
the maximum fines.
The men charged that the suspen
sion of the fines was merely to have
a club hanging over them so that
they could not attend to their duties
as union officials in the 35th street
Attorney Michael Ryan of the
union argued that the men were en
titled to a new trial on account of the
lack of evidence, tl will be heard on