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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 16, 1912, Image 28',
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going to oolice and paying fines
of men willing to work for them.
Labor is not scarce in Chicago.
But the trust newspapers show
themselves remarkably willing to
pay the fines of men willing to
work for them.
But perhaps it is a reflection on
the race of mankind to term those
persons willing to work for the though somewhat battered, was
trust newspapers, men."
New York. Little girl, 2 years
old, found wandering on Fourth
ave. one week ago, still unclaim
ed by parents. Now known as
"Jane Doe No. 26."
Minocqua, Wis. Thousandspf
trout fry in state fish hatchery
dying1 of mysterious disease
which affects gills and. smothers
them. , ,
Milwaukee. Henry Smith, 'M,
playing cowboy, "roped" prdm
inent citizen and pulled him from
auto. 'Prominent citizen, al-
able to administer sound spank
ing. - ,
Henry may not be, able. to';sjt
down to his meals for a few days,
but we're willing to bet'he thinks
it was worth it.
HUMANITY MADE AND UNMADE IN CHICAGp
This is made in-Chicago week,
and the trust newspapers are full
di the wonderful manufactures
that are made in Chicago.
This is a story, not of the man
ufactures, but of the human be
ings made and unmade in Chi
cago. Mrs. Louise Smith, 32 years
old, 1556 West North avenue, is a
widow. Her husband died three
years ago, leaving her no money
and two children, one a five-year-old
girl and the other a one-year-old
Mrs. Smith had no relatives to
whom she could appeal to help
her. She had no trade, no knowl
edge that fitted her for any posi
tion other than one of hard man
So she labored. She washed
clothes ; she scrubbed floors, she
did anything that would bring in
a few cents to support her two
children and herself.
She succeeded fairly well until
one month ago, when sjie fell-ill.
Her illness was not specific.. She
was just Avorn out with worry
and hard work and the. dreariness
of living from hand to .mouth. . ,
She still tried to go on work
ing, and for a week, she, managed
to drag herself around somehow,
and bring in enough to keep the
children from starving to deatji.
Then she was forced to take, tp
her bed, and the food ranoutand
the children cried because iliey
were hungry, and it seemed as if
it were the end of all things.
Driven by hunger and the cries
of her children, Mrs. Smith be
came desperateWednesday night.
So she went out and did some
thing she never had done before.
She went down to Wabash'and
Congress and accosted a man.
Had Mrs. Smith, been young
and beautiful, instead of old and
worn out, the result-might have
As it yas, the man complained