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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 07, 1913, Image 7',
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them probing low wages.?" ,v 1
'"Just the Chicago Vice
. R.: "I do not think there is
any, xonnection between low
wages and vice." ..
O. (Sarcastically) : "Then you
think it morally proper for, big
employers to sit back in their
chairs., and say, 'Why pay these
girjsr $8',a week when we possi
bly could get them for $2 a
R. : ''I do not think there is
any-"connection between vice and
wages. I pay fair wages."
O.: "Supposing you find put
these girls cannot exist on the
wages you pay?"
,-Rl: "Then possibly I'd raise
m 0.: " "And you think $5 a week
a fair wage?" '
X . ''Vnn tniciitir1tc;inr1 T
said $5 . a week was the lowest
wageand;oni.yapphecl to girls, un
der 16. If she lives at home, she'.s
lib t .supporting jtierself just con
tributing." y ,
.0.: , "Taking your scale again--do
you, think $8 a week enough
for a woman 25 years old?" " .
R.: "If she lives atjiome:" '
O. "What were the profits of
aearsr-ttoeDUCK a o. last yearr .
R'.:, "Fcari't tell you offrhand."
'0. : "Is over $7,000,000 . cor
rect ior "1911?" " -R.:'Xes."
O. "What was. your- income
last year?" .
R.: "I rather riot say."
O. : "Think vou could live on.
CX: . "Ever try?"
R.' "Not that I remember
'Then followed a long probing
i'ntb the wages and income paid
by Rosenwald, and the profits of
the company, and a. volley of
questions directed at Rosenwald
by' Senator Juul. Thesexquestions
and answers will be dealt with in
tomorrow's Day Book. t
Then the commission played
it's trump card. It' called in a
oretty, 17-year-old girl, with
fearless eyes. And, she told how
shewent to work for Rosenwald
at, $4.50 a week, dnd how- she
worked for three years until she
was forced to quit by the Rosen
wald slave drivers, who, she, said,
so used the girls that they often
The commission made Rosen
wald, the merchant prince, re
main, in hi sseat beside the, girl
while- she -was giving the testi
mony that proved his false.
Glencoe, 111., voted dry. No
liquor allowed in town under any
Gertrude-Canfield, who. played.
.t;tle role in "Everywoman," died
last night at her mother's home,
River Forest. Pneumonia. Se-.
cretly married 3 -months ago to" F.
Rutherford, Denver business
J. J.Brown, negro, found; guilty
of shoqting and killing, M. Coop
er, negro, on July 5, ,1912. Prison
A girl 10 months old and a boy
.3; months were abandanecL ..One.