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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 04, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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wife, but will much baggage be no
ticed? Not much. Then note the
brief time they stay.
Let the mayor and aldermen come
square with the masses and make
Chicago a better, safer town for fam
ilies through a restoration of the red
light district or else remain blind to
danger, deaf to reason, dumb to re
sponse and a stranger to justice
through practicing a theory wrongly
called reform.
Maybe by a continuation of such
folly our administration may tackle
a hornets' nest in the form of many
law suits from husbands who have
felt the sting of this serpent called
reform. Allen M. Thompson, 954 N.
T might render him reticent will freely j
tell his troubles in his own tongue to
a judge who tempers justice with
Judge Sabath's past experience and
already-proven efficient control of the
court of domestic relations should'
place him first among the choice of
candidates for re-election. Beatrice
Barrister, Vice President of Chicago
Social Welfare Ass'n.
BOOSTS SABATH As a (recruit
in the ranks of the social workers in
this city I cannot at this opportune
moment neglect the chance to lay be
fore your readers a brief glimpse into
the splendid work of our highly-esteemed
judge, Joseph Sabath.
Those who have witnessed him at
his work can readily judge for them
selves the depth of his genuine sym
pathy for those unfortunates who
ceek his help, and it is with the ut
most sincerity that I call to the at
tention of those unfamiliar with the
rulings of Judge Sabath's court of
domestic relations his strength of
character and rigid integrity.
As an eye-witness to an unlimited
number of cases before Judge Sa
bath, my deepest admiration has been
aroused by his ever-present desire to
reunite those unhappy couples who
desire to break the sacred bonds of
matrimony, but who most frequently
realize the insufficiency of the cause
of their grievances and "kiss and
make up" after their hearing before
our worthy judge.
His thorough knowledge of eight
languages places him in a position to
converse fluently with all who come
under his jurisdiction, and many a
poor soul whose fear of an interpreter ,
GETTING US, TOO. "Unskilled
labor is mere animated machinery."
This statement of Prof. Stevenson's
gives the viewpoint not only of
Rockefeller, but of the majority of
employers. It is another way of say
ing that men are cheap, unless we
abolish the conditions which cause
this. Our country will, in a not far
distant day, be in the same predica
ment England finds herself in at pres
ent, as described by your special
writer, Mr. Russell. He informs us
that England is suffering from the
failure of the crop of men, caused by
bad working and housing conditions.
The condition of English labor
changed for the worse when her
lands were concentrated in large es
tates and the commons enclosed,
thus forcing many families to crowd
into the cities.
Here in this country -the same
causes have been at work in the form
of land speculation, which has had
the effect of putting the price of land
so high as to be beyond the working
man's reach.
It does not take a genius to discov
er that when land is held at present
high prices the workingman's oppor
tunities for self-employment in the j
settled portions of this country are
practically niL
He is forced to work for starvation
wages in some factory, the owner of
which contemptuously regards him
as so much "animated machinery,"
and he is fast losing the attributes of
manhood and degenerating into a
cringing, cowering lickspittle, "afraid
of his job." J. W

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