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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 13, 1913, Image 7',
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Hfflma- Charlotte Perkins, 6542 Ellis
ay., is suing A. Peache, carpenter,
and J."W. Beatty, engineer at city
plumbing station, for $30,000 libel.
Thos. Malloy, 159 W. Indiana av.,
snatched handbag from Maud Valen
tine, 809 N. State st, and in running
away was struck and knocked down
by street car. Arrested.
Nicholas Hensen, 6 .months old,
5433 N. Seeley av., fell from chair
Saturday. Died last night.
Nicholas Contoni, 25,' 635 S. Mor
gan st, shot .and killed by unknown
last night at Vernon Park pi. and
Blue Island av. v v
Ed. Krevis, 1733 N. Washtenaw av.,
fell from scaffold at Polish Catholic
, Burglars got water pipes, tanks,
etc., from basement of flat building,
2035 Bacon st
Mrs. J. Powers, 256 W. 22d st., vic
tim of purse snatcher. 70 cents
Mrs. Ellen Nichaud, 7 E. Huron st,
overcome by gas. Revived. Hospital.
Mrs. Mary Callahan, 64; hit by
street car. Hospital.
John Bratski, 14, 10027 Muskegon
av., accidentally shot by Leon Wil
kins; 11, 10001 Escanaba ay. Died.
Mi6s Kathryn Reynolds, 20, 1503
W. 47th st, dying'today made serious
charges against J. Wehfle, 3, grocer,
1515 W. 57th st Arrested.
Chicagoans spend $70,000 a. day
. for cigars, according to report read,
before Association of 'Commerce.
SAYS . MEN ARE PAID, FROM $1.75
TO $3 PER WEEK
To the Editor.: JDo. you know that
there is an industrial condition in
Chicago among concerns whose busi
ness is the addressing of letters, cir
culars, and the distributing, of same
for large business houses, where men.
are practically enslaved grown-up,
intelligent men, most of whom were,
at the -beginning, at least, temperate
in habits' and full of ambition,. at a
wage as low as $1.75 and rarely high
er than $3.0(0 per week?
These men .address .envelopes, en
close circulars and distribute adver
tising matter. Th'ey are expected to
be . intelligent, write a good hand,
know all prefixes, affixes and have a
fair knowledge of geography. They
start at almost nothing, believing
they can make good in time, and
lured on by the advertisements these
addressing concerns place in the
Daily News. Their slavery com
mences almost from the moment
they enter, for they are never per
mitted to earn enough to rehabilitate
themselves, and the. most of them
gradually sink to living in lodging
houses and grinding through the
week's work with their only beacon
the "Big Drunk" they will get on Sat
Some of these men are farmed out
to large corporations for periods of
from one-half day to a week, in
which case they are paid from $1 to
$1.50 less' Ulan the corporation pa,yS
the addressing firm, and this appears
to me as only another form' of white
Will you investigate this matter ,in
the interests of a square deal for the'
abolition of both male and female f
slavery? Yours, J. E. Z.
THAT DRINKING WATER
To the Editor: You say Rosenwld
charged for drinking water. That's a
contemptible lie. Sanitary drinking
fountains are all over the plant even
outside. Afew employes clubbed to
gether and bought Hydrox water in
the summer because they wanted ice A
water, but as it was proven,that the.
well water in the plant was superior
they dropped the Hydrox entirely.
.'R. C. COLRUN.
The statement was made on the
witness stand under oath, and The
Day Book published it as new.s. For
the same reason, the above com
munication is printed. This paper
wants only the truth and will wel
come it at all times. Editor.
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Doggone it! where, was Teddy in.
those domgs' at .Washington?,.