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And then her clothes began to
get shabby, and her will weaken
ed, and she went out on the
streets to make money.
Iris a story that is'being lived
in Chicago every day. Few peo1
ple understand this, because the
trust newspapers suppress all
such stories because of the huge
advertising revenue they get
from the big department stores,
The Vice Commission found
this out, but after doing so, the
Vice Commission locked the key
to its report in a safe deposit
vault, ,he newspapers conspired
to suppress the commission's re
port, and the members of the
commission went about their va
rious businesses with sealed lips.
So the people do not under
stand. When Mrs. Keough heard
the girl's story, not only of what
happened to her, but of what had
happened and was happening to
other girls, she was aghast. She
Went around among the girls in
the different stores. She made
"I found," she says, "that
while the heads of department
and some others are paid good
salaries, the average shop girl
does not get enough to ghe her
an honest living."
Mrs. Keough told what she had
found out at a meeting of the W.
C. T. U. board held last 'night
at the home of Dr. Hannah G.
Hutchins, 1901 West Monroe
street. The board was as horri
fied as she.
"This is a matter," Mrs.
Keough said, "which the women
of Chicago must take in hand.
The women alone can" made de
mands of the big stores, and then
force the stores to meet those de
mands." A committee of investigation ,
consisting of Mrs. I. R. Deachf v
Mrs. Clara Gaskell and Mrs. Es
ther Brainard, was appointed im-
This committee will make ac
thorough investigation, and find
out just which stores are adding
to the shame of Chicago. These
stores will be boycotted absolute-
ly by the members of the West"
Side W. C. T. U.
The West Side W. C. T. U, iV
the biggest in Illinois. It is the5'
only women's organization in the1
United States which runs an hos
pitalthe Frances Willard as a?
side issue. p
MILITIA MAY BE NEEDED"
DuTuth, Minn., Sept 14. Govi
Eberhardt is here investigating
the street car situation. He mayl
call out the militia. .
Geo. A. Reddon of Chicago, sP
strikebreaker, is 'dying in a hos-
pital. Reddon fired on strike sym
pathizers and they beat him up. '-
Dock men, mill workers and
freight' handlers are .quitting
work in sympathy with the street:
A few cars are being run today; t
their windows protected by heavy'
netting. No one will ride in them.)
The people are with the strikers"
and would rather walk than help
out the company.
General Manager Warren of,
the company still denies there is