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of thousands of little girls and boys
every year in their devilish dens of
profit (their cotton and woollen
Has Michigan got anything to say
against Georgia,with her 87 graves
of women and little children mutely
appealing to high heaven for ven
geance on the rich, high-class, aris
tocratic, Christian copper-plated
mine brutes of Calumet? Has that
money-worshiping old bald-headed
reprobate of Wall street, with his
sissy, psalm-singing son, got any
thing over the mayor of Atlanta with
the agonizing shrieks and groans of
over a score of little babes and their
mother burned to death in the black
. holes of Calumet ringing in their
Has Colorado got anything over
Georgia with her soulless gang of
high official prostitutes commercial
izing their brain and intellect what
little they have) to pander to the low
est behests of that soulless brace of
hypocritical Wall street sky-pilots?
Has California got anything over
Georgia, with her penal institutions
filled with workingmen and women,
sent there by venal courts, catering
to rich beneficiaries of special privi
lege? Has New Jersey got anything to
say against Georgia in view of the
damnable record of brutality, inhu
manity and uncivilized cussedness, as
shown by the congressional investi
gation of her cotton mill methods
toward her children employes?
Has West Virginia got a word to
say with her record of rapine and
butchery in her coal mines? Or
Pennsylvania, with her black record
of brutality, graft and devilishness
toward her working people?
No! Not a word! And, as a matter
of fact, there is not a state in the
union got any business throwing
stones at Georgia. She is no lower
down in the scale of humanity and
civilization than the rest of you. You
are all so blinded by the everlasting
scramble for the almighty dollar that 1
humanity isn't zephyr high in a gaie
of wind by the side of greed. So
wake up! Come down off your high
perch of self-complacency and clean
out your own Aegean stables. C. M.
BOX FACTORY WAGES Permit
me to call the attention of the Chi
cago Federation of Labor to the rot
ten conditions of hours of labor and
wages existing in the paper-box trade.
There is a big field for a union in the
city of Chicago for the boxmakers.
Married men are working for wages
from $8 to $14. How can they sup
port a family on that money? I know
of cases where the husband and wife
work in the same sweatshop, the wife
getting $5 a week. All the press
feeders should be organized, as are
the printers. S. L.
THE WEDDING RING. What is
the origin of the wedding ring? Were
wedding rings always worn by
women? A Bride.
The story of the wedding ring isn't
a pleasant one because it leads us
back to those terrible days when
women were their husband's slaves
and were captured and carried off
with iron rings around their necks.
As men became more civilized
they no longer put chains or rings
upon women, but they used instead a
symbol of the chain to indicate their
union with the woman they married.
This symbol is the gold wedding ring.
This at least is the tradition that
has been handed down to us about
the wedding ring by people who hava
seriously studied the customs of early
peoples. The use of the wedding ring
is to be traced to pagan days.
"It's dis-uh-way at muh house,
sah," grumbled Brother Barrybutton.
Every time we has chicken for din
ner we has de preacher, too." Judge.
Truth is more of a stranger than
fiction to some people.