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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 12, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 9

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SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier in Chicago,
30 cents a Month. By Mall. United
States and Canada, S3 00 a Tear.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postofXlce at Chicago.
111., under the Act of March 3, 187S.
Do you know that street car motor
men and conductors stay away from
their homes and families 15 to 20
hours out of 24 in order to get in a
10-hour workday?
Do you know that motormen turn
gray-haired in a day sometimes when
they narrowly miss running their car
over a child or a woman on the street
and that the job of motorman plays
havoc with some men's nerves.
Do you know that these men whose
jobs are responsible, Who have the
power of killing or saving cars full of
passengers, are among the Worst paid
employes in Chicago?
Do you know that these skilled and
responsible workmen are getting less
pay than good pig-stickers at the
Do you know that conductors who
pass among women and children
aboard cars simply can't afford to buy
uniforms as often as conductors on
steam roads and that low wages is
the only explanation why street car
conductors are not as spick and span
as those of steam roads?
Do you know that $30,000,000 in
interest on capital and $16,000,000 in
net profits has been divided among
owners of the Chicago street railways
the past eight years?
Sgou know, athg sajnejime they
split million-dollar divvies among1
each other they refuse to give the
workmen higher pay and better ar
rangement of working hours?
Do you know the car men are ready
for arbitration if the companies agree
that at least a certain minimum wage
raise shall be accomplished by the ar
bitration? Do you know that the Marshall
Field estate and other big advertis
ing interests downtown are heavy
holders of traction stock and they
control the newspaper policy toward
the street car strike?
Do you wonder that the advertis
ing newspapers have made it look as
though the workers are hogging the
game and have refused to arbitrate?
Do you see who are the real hogs
and who are the real liars in this ter
ribly human situation?
That whisky dealer who arose in
convention and declared whisky re
lieves more misery than it causes
must just have swallowed his first
bracer after a hard night
We are thinking of opening a new
subdivison just off the Equator for
those people who are clamoring for
a place in the sun.
The thing that frightens us most
about Sec'y Bryan's resignation is
the joy with which Wall st. greeted
the news.
We sincerely hope Mr. Marconi re
fuses to sell any of his devices for
seeing through walls to inquisite
We sincerely hope that in defend
ing the city the Russians do not use
shells made of Lemberger cheese.
A Texas man uses a mule to locate
new oil wells; lots of asses have done
well in that business.
Senator Beveridge says he found
Paris quiet; and we wonder how Paris
found Senator Beveridge.
The axiom that the good die young
never is proved by eating spring Jamb.

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