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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 10, 1912, Image 6

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,0". C. Wilson, labor leaders,
charged with conspiracy to dam
age property during buttonwork
ers' strike, have asked change of
venue from Muscatine county, la.
Lorimer's still denying things.
Speeches by Mayor Harrison
and others to embalmed in phon
ograph record for corruption of
Chicagoans of 4000 A. D. or
jthereabouts.
Why expose the present gen
eration to the scorn of those to
come?
Minneapolis has invited
"guests" of municipal lodging
house to participate in daily so
cial event in neighboring wood-yard.
ENGLAND ON THE VERGE
.OF LABOR CRISIS
London, Jan. 10. England is
today on the verge of the great
est labor crisis in her history. Re
ports from the mining district de
clare the men are voting almost
unanimously in favor of the es
tablishment of minimum wage.
It is the general opinion that
there is no chance of averting a
strike as the operators have serv
ed notice that they will not con
sider the minimum wage demand.
There is not enough coal in
England to last a month. Thou
sands of industries will be para
lyzed and much suffering is- sure
to result in the vent of a "tie-up of
th mines.
.The miners are preparing, to
strike on March 1, if the vote
shows that two-thirds of the men
are in favor of the minimum wage
demand. The total number of.per-
sons employed !in and about the
coal mines of Great Britain in
1910 was 1,049,407. Of these,
611,000 belong to the union.
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SECOND WOMAN LEADS
SCHOOLS
Miss Harriet Keeler.
Cleveland, Jan . 10. Miss Har
riet Keeler, aged 65, is the second
woman to be made superintend
ent of schools of a large city.
To settle factional rows, Cleve
land has elected her to that posi
tion, following the example of
Chicago, where Mrs. Ella Flagg
Young is head of the scholls. Miss
Keeler gets $6,000 a year.
Miss Keeler is a woman of high
literary atFainments. She has
written several valuable text
books. She is younger than 'her
years indicate and is vigorous
and active.
A weak-kneed youth holds no
girls on his lap.
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