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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 16, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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in a country where 90 per cent of the
population live by the soil. This was
a blow at the very heart of the
So the two great forces of destruc
tion, war and disease, have thrown
upon the shoulders of neutral Amer
ica the care of 10,000 wandering or
phans. Many of them are in parts
of the country which are strange to
them. They do not know who nor
where their relatives are. Many of
them do not even know their own
names. They are roaming aimlessly
about the country, in the fields and
woods, caring for themselves or dy
ing for lack of care!
They wander in little forlorn bands
about desolate parts of the country,
or if they are near villages they go
to these settlements and beg for
During the summer the babes
have' been sleeping in the open
fields and woods. But winter is al
ready approaching and it is not dif
ficult to imagine, if one is willing to
face the truth, what will happen to
the greater part of these waifs of
Some of them are beggars. They
go in little throngs to funeral, be
cause Serbians never pass a beggar,
and it is customary in that country
to give something to every attendant
at a funeral in memory of the dead.
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The market price for sluggers took
a severe slump today when the Chi
cago Publishers' ass'n issued an order
putting a stop to the slugging war
between the Chicago American and
The Chicago Daily Journal
Quotations for the services of slug
gers yesterday morning were: Gun
men, $10 a day; strong-arm men, $5
a day; strong fist and club fighters, $4
a day; plaid rowdy roughnecks, $2.50
a day.
Joday's only demand for sluggers
was from a garment factory which,
wanted to increase' Itsstaff of girl
frighteners, and as many of the gar
ment factories are reducing their
staff of sluggers the market is very
dull and the honest gunman can get
but little for his work.
Action of the publishers' ass'n,
which is the official name for the
Trust Press, comes as the result of
two gun battles fought in the loop
last week between American and
Journal sluggers.
The Journal had the preferred dis
play position on four loop news
stands. The American had this po
sition on all the other loop stnads.
Harrison Parker, big chief of the
American, and John W. Foley, circu
lation manager, are both green to
the Chicago newspaper gnie. Per
haps they did not know that the pub
lishers' association is possessed of
such power over the loop papers
that it has the right, to dictate
how a paper shall be displayed on
Anyway the American and Journal
went to war because the American
wanted the preferred display position
on the only four stands where the
Journal had the best place.
Crews from the American circula
tion department started the fight,
say newsboys. The Newsboys' Pro
tective ass'n has absolved John Eis
enlord, assistant circulation man
ager of the American, from the
blame of starting the row, saying the
order came from higher-up officials
of the American for the American
sluggers to get the Journal out of
the preferred positions.
An armistice was called between
the papers Saturday when it was
learned the Publishers' ass'n was go
ing to act
The ascociation has issued an or
der temporarily restraining Hearst's
paper from interfering with the
Journal's display. It has "been inti
mated that this order will be made
permanent It's a slap in the face
for Hearst - - .- v
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