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My New Year's greeting to all
clerks in the hope that they will soon
unite in one big, loyal family called
the Clerks' union, where their an
them will 'mean as much to them as
John Shedd's does to him and his
coworkers. St Nick.
I haven't been a steady reader of
The Day Book, 'but I want to sin
cerely compliment you on the stand
you have taken in our behalf on the
bonus of thanks we received from
Marshair Field & Co., and that from
tfow on I will be a steady reader of
The Day Book, providing that after
my rent and grocery bills are paid I
will have the 2 cents per-day to
spare out of my meager salary and
large letter of thanks. An Employe
of M. F. & Co.
Exhibit C '
The Christmas spirit of cordiality
and good will extended to the em
ployes of Marshall Field, through the
medium, of John Shedd, is a dried-up
and calloused spirit.
John Shedd never had a spirit and
he has less of a soul. I hope he may
know 'that before he dies. As a boy
I used to roll around on his lawn
when he lived on Millard ay., in
Lawndale. That was when John
Shedd was an ordinary foreman of
the lace dep't at Marshall Field's.
But when John Shedd became ac
tive manager and this little boy grew
to be an ambitious young man, look
ing, forward into the future (then
employed by Marshall Field Co), and
v had occasion to' ask John Shedd for
promotion, the great Christmas dis
penser satirically replied: "Promo
tlbn is a thing of the past" Yes,
John Shedd is a big man in a finan
cial sense. But he is a great deal
smaller than his stature in the esti
mation of his employes. -J. L.
It is with the greatest pleasure
that we, the employes of t Marshall
Field & Co., followed your exposures j
and editorials on the joke of State
As The Day Book is the only pa
per to draw the question of work
men's rights to an unavoidable is
sue, we place our entire confidence
in you, with the ultimate assurance
of your success in forcing Marshall'
Field & Co. to give us a square deaL
Delegated Employes of M. F. & Co.
. Exhibit E
J. . S. MEETS ST. PETER
(After a Famous Poem.)
, Before the heavenly gate they stood
Ana one was ngnteous, smug and
The other was scarred by an evil life,
Warped by destiny, marred by strife.
A crooked, unlovely soul was he.
St Peter asked him: "Who might
The warped soul answered: "Bill, the
bum, - 0
Wot lived his life in a rotten slum.
I fought and gambled and stole and
, s swore,
'Cause that's all I thought I was livin
Oh, I ain't no good, I know, but? say,
I played the game asI was taught
I done the way I was learned to do,
So that's my spiel, now it's up to
St. Peter juggled his golden key
And said to the other: "Who might
The smug soul lifted his head kin
"I'm 'a public character," he cried.
"I am J. G. S., the philanthropist
I'm found at the head of every list
Of givers to tender charity
And heaven's the proper place for
St. Peter slowly shook his head.
"I'll add to that tale a bit," he said.
"You used to run a department store,
Where young girls toiled throughe
J '"weary day;