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NZWS, SFOR1 QOIrE AND CUMiUS
Nl D. Cochran, .
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VOL. 2, TIP. 138 Chicago, Tuesday, arch 11? 1913
STATE STREET STORES IN CONSPIRACY WITH
BIG BUSINESS TO KILL WAG&INQUIRY
Lehmqn'Cornered, Admits Association of 'Stores Lieut.
Gbv. O7 Hard 'Charges Millionaires Held 'Secret
Meeting to Decide What Testimony to Give.,
, j. ' - i " ' 'By Don MacGregpf. i
-The Slate: street. department stores, as.'ab.ody, joined in the conspiracy
of , Big Business ta.choke.off the'low wages jnvdstigatlbn'.of the senate, white
siave commission. . , k ..',
- This.twas -brought put by Lieutenant Governor Bar'ratt O'Hara atihe
session1 of the, commission, held in the crowded red room of the Hotel LaSalle
yesterday afternoon... - . . . . . x -
' "The realization that .the stores, ad' sof earned an exposure of their swol
len profits -and low wages that they had met tQgbth'ej'and conspired to'derjy
he demand.of the people, of Illinois for ijusticaaiiled every person at the
aii pay long tne, crowd naq.,sat tnere, ratneriisxessiy mi.nionaires. m
tlie front row; magazine writers in the next; &ndth& Women vof the, mis-
ireiy curious ueiiuiu mcin. '
I' at the' pointed. .que.stionVjof. the commis-;
sions.ithe politicians and the rere
ne millionaires naa sneereu a
sioners: the magazine writers
scri$bldbUsllyV the women of' the
UIISSIUIIS. V,. . . , .. -
".'SUrerjr'.tnere is no 'more, pitiful
thing. than, to. hear a woman sneer' at
oiiVof 'hVr fallen sisters .". Yet
they, didjt yesterday, and'the ones.
,WKor."did it called themselves- mjssfon,-
aries.'and1 used the nam"e.6f Christmas.
vWhenW;, C: VEhdrn'e.vice' president
p.'f Montgomery 'Wafd&' Co., -potn-poft1&y'ftro&'fWBtami
litfd' slurred ,the
wfinlknhbod of 'Dlinofs' a sort of' fitisn.
can live jon;4 st wee qilite. easily."
And the. woman who said that is
connecied with Xiie Florence Critten
den home.'"" J . .
. "Dapper Jimmie" Simpsoii had. de
fled the people of! !fllinpls. again by
once Tnore"refung to jtell howmucK
Marshall.eld'liad made.out of them
the last year. ' f
Joseph Basch, of Siegel Ctooper, &
,Co., had, taken the .siid,- ah uhad
sqUirraedAand dodged and. evaded'like
"a slippery eel, until the. whole, room
laughed. at him. . ;.. v k
Thbrrie foUoyerfBasch. Thorpe
was. theKflrst-ehsatlon o itie- Say.