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to insure us efficient serviee in th&
teaching force and free text books,
and decent ones at that, for every
child in the public schools of Chi
cago, to say nothing of countless
other improvements as well. Eliza
beth A. De Velde.
CAR MEN AND THE PRESS. I
see a good many union street car men
distribute the Chloroformed Press
papers. I believe they get a paper for
this service. They fail to remember
how this press handled them when
they were asking a higher wage.
If I belonged to the street car em
ployes' union I would take jt up at a
meeting and have a heavy fine put
on the offenders who distribute trust
papers. It is up to all union men to
patronize the union label.
Of course, there are a lot of nien
belonging to unions that are union
men, at heart and are there for a
cause, but there are some whom I call
card men. Maybe some of these
street car men who deliver the capi
talist press are card men. I hope not.
Let each and every reader of The
Day Book be a walking, talking ad
vertiser of it. Let the workers know
what The Day Book stands for, boost
it Just as if we were campaigning in
politics. Geo. Rogers.
DRUNKEN MOTHER. I wonder
what Jesus Christ would do were he
here now if he saw a little babe tak
en from its mother and perhaps
taught never to think of her again?
What would he do even if the
mother happened to fall into that
cursed habit of getting drunk?
Wouldn't he try to console the moth
er and wouldn't he try to make a
place for both, where the mother
would be kept away from that which
brought her down to what she is?
Isn't there money enough collected
by general taxation to pay for just
such an institution, where the moth
er could live with her babe until
cured? I pay taxes on everything I
get of this world's goods ?nrt im will- I
ing for my share to go for such pur
pose. I know I haven't a right to say as
much on this subject as has the man
elevated up to the upper floor of the
building of fame. Jesus Christ would
not be for robbing even a drunken
mother of her babe, at least until he
tried to make her turn out better.
I would stick to my mother were
she the biggest drunkard on record.
I would try my best to get her out of
that miserable dilemma. I would
thank no one for tearing me away
from my mother forever without giv
ing her a show to do better. How
nobly we serve the Lord and obey
the teachings of Christ. Unreason
able society is to blame good and
plenty. Frank Smith.
TRANSITION. What mollusks,
snails, mud turtles, clams, oysters
and hermit crabs so many of us are.
Perhaps some of us are even petrified
mollusks! Yet, great as is our den
sity, something is percolating
through our shells which produces
-an unusual vibration. The great
public is awakening to a new life.
:Only the king mollusks, those con
servators 'of the old death-in-life
state, priests, lawyers, politicians,
newspaper editors, trusts and the
devil, are seemingly unaware of the
changes now taking place. It may be
that something of a metallic nature
is percolating toward their pockets,
producing such a sweet slumber in
the above-mentioned gentry. The
shell shall be dissolved from all of
them or shattered beyond possible
Those old God fakirs, laws and
governments, which so long have es
caped their well-merited decease, are
now getting their medicine in most
heroic doses. Europe is telling the
story. All except the mollusks are
reading that message. Our mollusks
are pleased to gather in the thirty
pieces of silver flowing from the:
brothers' iniquities over there. They
are all doomed. Everything in con-
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