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a:HENRVS FAMOUS "UNFINISHED STORY"
STARTS IN THIS ISSUE OF THE DAY BOOK
THE
N. D. Cochran,
Editor .and Publisher. .
DAYBOOK
'TyjsjSRt'' 398
500 South Peoria -St.
TeL Monroe 353.
VOL.2, NO. .147 Chicago, Friday, March 21, 1913
ONE CENT
HENRY CI SCHWAB, PRESIDENT OF ROTHSCHILD.
V &. CO.?S, INSULTS GIRL EMPLOYES
One-Threatens to 'Slap His pirty. Mouth" How Schwab
Fought Organization of Girls by Stealing-One
' . Hour arid One-half of Their Time.
'' Over, and over again, the trust newspapers have raised pious editorial
eyes' in' adoration, as they toM the people how greatly desirous of helping
out'tiie low wage inquiry were the big State street employes. i
Ana" when theydid -so they deliberately lied, and they knew they lied.
TheJ State street store owners with the possible exception of two, to
wh'dm all' i justice' will -be done later are not desirous of helping out the
O'Hara commission. They are not 'desirous of seeing that their employes
are ableio live comfortably! '
"Instead,. the biggest pf the stores are in a conspiracy to defeat the ends
r of the commission; and are using every means in their power further to
humiliate and crush into, the valley 'their employes. They are trying to
throw'.dust in the eyes of the commission and of the people.
Perhaps you do not believe this. Then read the recent happenings in
one, single higjstore Rothschild ,& Co.'s, the one with the picture of Abra
, ham" Lincoln in every show window.
neaa wiax millionaire, nenry u..
Schwab, "president of Rothschild &
Company andftis right bower, John
M. McClurkin, assistant -superintendent
of thestore, have done dur
ing, th'e- lasf-Jjfew weeks since the
O'Hara commission gotbusy.
tThe worst thingerhaps happened
last":Manday: Schwab then called one
girl from every department'tfn the
store into his office. ,"' v -t -
am going to ask.yoO'.some.'ques
trons," he Said to, them "Sortie' of
these questibns rnay be embarrassing
to youi Btrt-itf- isriecessaryf brthe -
stor,e,. as your employer, to ask about
these matters.'''
Whereupon Schwab put the'f ollow
ing questions ip each girl in turn: .
What are your wages at the pres
en b time?
- Can you' live on these wages?
Are any other persons,, dependent
.on your wages?
How ddybu figure your livingex
penses? Please. make a. list of them.
If ryou could hot live on'tne wages
ypuare now getting, would" .you, in
,order to increase 'your'.fncome: each
If

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