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into such an organisation, the handi capped will be evenly divided and no one employer be forced to take a shop full of them. In answer to the worn-out argu ment that a; minimum wage would act as a maximum, iJackett declared that it would not thenrany more than it does now, where in everycase there are some workers among the unor ganized whose skill forces an employ er to pay them more money than an ?8 minimum. "Skilled labor can always find its market," he said, "and the employer who endeavors to pay skilled labor the same wage as unskilled will sim ply lose that labor and find himself relying entirely upon the unskilled, while an employer who is more far sighted will continue to keep a gradu ated scale of wages." That this minimum wage for min ors and workers under 21 would also benefit the fathers of families, Hack ett illustrated by stating that if a boy or girl earns sufficient to support himself or herself, the father's money, nor any portion of it, need not be used to make up the deficit. It is Hackett's intention to insert two page ads in the Saturday Even ing Post, one to advise the public and the other to bring employers into the association. o o FOUR N. Y. GUNMEN SIGN PAPER CLAIMING THEIR INNOCENCE New York, March 23. Pleading for "fair play" the four gunmen who are condemned to die in Sing Sing during the week of April 23 for the killing of Gambler Herman Rosenthal today issued a statement "to the pub lic" in which they again asserted their innocence of the killing which convulsed New York police circles and almost sent Police Lieutenant Charles Becker to the chair. The public appeal was written by "Lefty Louie" Rosenberg and to it vere also signed the names of Harry Uariuviu, "Gi tii Blood;" Jacob ScidcMsbiicr, "W'Uy I cwis." and 'Dago Prank" Cirofici. The nsmes of all the gunmen were signed to the appeal at varying angles, they hav ing been written on the paper pushed through the bars of their death cells. Concluding the appeal "Lefty Louie" wrote: "You will find in the records (of the trial) that we all swore we seen Harry Vallon, Bridgey Webber and a stranger shoot. This is the God's truth, so Help me Godr that we are innocent." ' scornInotTmight By Hugh O'Cuinn. Might is money, and money rules, And many are the human tools Who serve their masters all too well For paltry sums that never swell, Because the knowing highbrow sees The wisdom of their prayers and pleas, But strengthens that grand system which Has made the poor man and the rich. The law may boost a stately ship, While" Joker Justice wields a whip As vigorously as before To satisfy a puny score, Who with great billions at their beck Can waylay any hapless wreck, Possessed of human heart and soul That they may reach some vain-born goal. But might is measured not with scorn, For power there is as yet unborn That will set all right the ev'ry wrong And ease all suffering 'mongst the throng. If workers would but know that might, The powpr is theirs, and theirs the right To deepiy ponder o'er their vote, Then system's evil can be smote. Most things wear out with- con stant use, but a bad temper seems quite different.