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week. Some of the older women are paid $7.50 in such departments
as suits, hats and coats.
"One. of the girls in the hardware department of this store
says she went .to. dances two or three times a week, and ,was only
working for the holidays. When asked what she expected to do
after that, she said, 'I will .get along all right.'
"(X985) pays $6.00 per week to a great many of their sales
ladies. Inspectors are receiving $3.00, $3.50 and $4.00 per week.
One young lady .was very bitter in her remarks, and said : 'If the
folks who were getting up the tag days would go into the depart
ment stores and help the poorly paid girls, they would be doing
something worth while.'
"A manager of a department in this store who has charge of
10 girls, said he knew several of them went to houses of prostitution
on certain nights of the week to earn extra money.
"One of the girls in the waist department said she had to wash
her waist at night, so as to have it clean for the next day, as it was
the only waist she had.
"A girl working in one of these department stores was found by
a detective of the store in a saloon. She told the detective she had
a boy to take care of, and could not do it on the salary she received,
which was $10.00 per week. She was discharged by the store, and
afterwards became a professional prostitute.
"Some of the girls in the suit, cloak and millinery departments
make as high as $15.00 per week, but few of them are assured of a
Subway Plans Submitted; Will
Plans for the subway in the
downtown district, connecting
the elevated roads and abolishing
the union loop, were submitted
to the transportation committee
of council last night by the sub
way committee appointed by the
mayor several months ago. Elans
for he underground transporta
tion of surface cars were also sub
mitted. The cost of the subway for the
elevated cars, which is to be built
first, is estimated at $9,812,000
and will extend nearlvou iniles,
It will take three years to build
The South Side elevated will
be connected with the Chicago
and Oak Park elevated and the
Metropolitan with the North
western. The Northwestern will djp
east in North Wafer street to a
river tunnel, go south on State QQS
street to xiarnson west ana ris
ing as Desplaines, where it will
connect with the Metropolitan
The South Side cars will dip at
Twelfth on. State, go north on.
State to" Randolph, west on Ran-.