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There fa room for Improvement, to
be sure. Most lines haven't enough
cars. T?he speed required is too
great. The supervision is not always
the best. The cars are not always
kept in goodorder. However, if all
these evils were remedied, as far as
possible, it wouldn't be much of an
improvement. The main trouble
would still be there.
The cars are run for profits, not
for comfort. Scores of thousands of
people work in the downtown dis
trict. All go to work at once. All
go home at once. They are always
in a hurry, always afraid to come a
minute late. Nearly all the cars run
on a few thoroughfares, crowded
with wagons and autos and all sorts
All the horses that die in Chicago
die on the car tracks. There is too
much business "down town." The
number of stores and factories on a
certain area should be limited. Some
of the big department stores should
be ordered to move out of the loop, to
locate on the outskirts, where they
would have space, air and light for
All the public institutions, city hall,
court house, postofflce, library, etc.,
should be located in the center of the
city, where they easily could be
reached from all sides, not down at
the lake. When this is done, some
provement worth while will be
possible. The Trib's hysterical cam
paign will change nothing. It will
be as empty and barren as a political
promise. A -Conductor.
OUR RIGHTS AS PARENTS
Editor Day Book I have read with
much interest the articles on the baby
question published in The Day Book.
I have also talked with several people
who are interested in the same ar
ticles. One of these people seemed to
think that a charity worker has the
right to telL a poor woman if she
should have babies or not.
So I asked him what he would do
if some one would question him or his.
wife in regard to their right to have
children. He said he would be
strongly tempted to throw them out
of the house.
Of course that would only be hum
an nature in my estimation. I should
consider Buch matters my own pri
If these good Christian charity
workers who seem to think they have
the right to tell us how many chil
dren we are, or are not to haVe, would
spend the same time and energy in
securing for us auitable living wage,
so that we may properly care for
these "surplus" children, they would
do far more good than they are now
doing. Why do they beat about the
bush and accomplish nothing?
Possibly some good Christian
friend can tell us.
Under a proper social system we
could produce all the children we de
sired and care for them without
looking to charity for help. But under
the dog-eat-dog, skin-your-brother,
profit-gouging system of the present,
even a jackrabbit must jump for a liv
ing. How then can we be expected to
provide properly for our families?
Some charity worker tell us this
time. Maybe we can expect some as
sistance from the newspapers, the so
called friends of the people, in re
gard to this seemingly unanswerable
Probably not, as they seem to favor
the charity system.
The slaves in the south could have
all the children they wished, so why
can't we free-born American working
people have the same privilege? Some
kind "Good Fellow" inform us this
As a last resort we will ask Theo
dore RooBevelt, or Willie Hearst.
A Wage Slave.
Annual ball of Chicago Typograph
ical Union No. 16. to be held in Biv
erview Park ballroom, Jan. 16 Spe
cial street car service arranged.