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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 19, 1912, Image 8

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feet and then I would "try and
nurse my baby. But I had to
stay at work and kill my own
child.
"My baby died two months
ago.
"I was 18 then. But there are
girl as young as 14 working the
same hours. The inspectors rare
ly made arrests."
Under the laws of New York,
women may not work more than
ten hours a day.
Williams still is hearing wit
nesses. And other haggard, half
starved women, are corroborating
-Mrs. Winn.
"t o o
MINIMUM AGE SCALE
TO BE ASKED BY MINERS
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 19.
Establishment of a minimum
wage, the same issue which
threatens to plunge the coal
miners of Great Britain into a
national strike, is advocated in a
proposed constitutional amend
ment sumbitted to the United
Mine Workers international con
vention here today. The pro
posed amendment would have
each 'miners' international con
vention establish a wage standard
below which no mine operator
could employ any kfnd of labor.
The constitution committee
also recommends that conven
tions hereafter be held biennially
instead of annually, and that the
election of officers also be every
two years. Other propositions
advanced include revision to pro
vide for an election on the pro
. posed recall of any officer for mal
feasance on petition of 30 per
cent of the membership, and re
'vision of the preamble adding
workmen's compensation and
old age pensions as objects of the
union. Ah eight-hour day, that
shall begin when the miner enters
the shaft and end when he comes
out, is also recommended.
Notwithstanding the fact that
he has been roun'dLy scored for
not actively opposing the Na-
tional Civic Federation in the last
convention of the American Fed
eration of Labor, and Has been;
summoned to. explain his actions,
John Mitchell, former president
of the miners, and later an officer
of the civic body, was today de
clared elected, at the convention
of the United Mine Workers of
America, as delegate to the next
convention of the A. F. of L., re-
ceiving the largest vote of anyj
candidate.
Other delegates elected wera
John -E. White, Frank J. Hayes,
John H. Walker, Thomas L.
Lewis, Duncan McDonald and
William Greene. Mitchell ret
ceived .104,477 votes.
Mitchell today telegraphed the
convention that he would be here
not later than next Tuesdays
Definite action is expected as a
result of opposition to the civic
federation, and delegates may be
instructed to 'not only vote;
against it, but also to use all in
fluence at theft command td
sever its relation with the A. R,
ofL.
Banks are the only business
houses that never give away;
"samples."
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