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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 24, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 29

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lows $2 per week of my hard-earned
dough for three weeks. These guys
were promising me a job at $25 per
week. Five weeks after the job
started the panic of 1907 struck us
and the one-horse firm busted. They
still owe me $6, but I am not the only
I next secured an apprentice job
on autos at $6 per week, but this
one-horse repair man closed shop in
three weeks. I must stop.
I could go on by the hour telling of
small employers who have left me
. flat. But, on the other hand, the big
corporation employers have treated
me. fine. Their work is good. The
Herald newspaper company gdve me
work and paid me $15 per week for
months. So did the Western Elec
tric Co. So did the Aurora & Elgin
Electric Co. Their word is as good
as their bond and so are many other
corporations I could mention. But
deliver me from the small peanut
employer with a shriveled, dried-up
soul. Allen Steven.
My dad passed away three months
ago. I was away working, but quit
my job to come home and take his
place to look after mother.
I have not been very successful. I
am a young man 22 years of age and
strong. Can do any kind o'f work.
What I want is work that will pay
$10 or $12 to pay the rent, buy food
and keep us warm.
I know there is some kind person
in this big city who can help me to
find something. The Day Book has
been a great help to so many and I
know there is a chance for me.
I am the only support of mother
now. I have been working as a air
hammer man, bucking rivits. I served
six uiuuius aa aii appmuuue iiurse
shoer. I have taken care of horses I
and trained stock, and I will tackle
anything as long as it is work and
pays enough to care for my mother
and self. Address H. C. C, care of
The Day Book.
New York, Jan. 24. Prizes given
by Mrs. Elbert H. Gary of .share of
preferred steel stock at her "out of
the ordinary" bridge party in her
home, 856 Fifth ave., each represent
ed a gang of six men with iron col
lars around their neck. This was
the statement of Bouck White, pastor
of the Church of the ocial Revolu
tion, to his congregation in Bryant
hall yesterday.
When each share of stock changed
hands, he added, it represented six
laborers handed over as chattels, per
haps through the fortunate holding
ofan ace that topped a queen and
won a point
"While these 24 richly-clad women
were gambling, God overlooked 856
Fifth ave. and saw those gangs of
workmen, six in each gang, with a
collar around each neck, standing to
be disposed of like teams of horses
at a county fair, waiting to see which
woman would be their owner before
Lthe end of the evening," he said.
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Burglars who hid in Frolic theater,
55th and Ellis av., Sat night, broke
safe. Got $450.
Wm. Blake, 1,000 E. 67th, held up
in office. Three armed got $185.
New York. On eve of return to
Italy to live his last years luxuriously
on his $3,000 savings, "John the boot
black," Wall street millionaire's fa
vorite, found dead in bed.
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Sir Speaking of mind wander
ings hubby came from the office last
night through the rain. "You see,"
he began, "I didn't forget my um
brella this time!" Now, the point is
that he didn't take any umbrella
with him in the morning. B. M.
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Sir The storm scene was so real
in a five-reeler we attended the other
night that my corns began to ache,

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