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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 08, 1913, Image 4',
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"The merchants asked tnat this meeting be an executive session andvthat
no stenographic report of it be kept. It would not be fair for me to tell
"The merchants are telling the newspapers that theytold the commis
sion they were ready to establish a minimum wage for their women em
ployes themselves. Ig-that true? 'i asked the reporter.
The lieutenant governor was silent.
"The merchants also are giving the impression that the commission
agreed not to push the question of a minimum wage law until the mer
chants had taken action. v Is that true?" asked tfie reporter. t
O'Hara's jaws snapped. - j
"YOU CAN SAY FOR ME," HE SAID, "THAT THE COMMISSION IS
GOING RIGHT AHEAD WITH THE WORK IT STARTED, AND THAT IT
MOST DECIDEDLY WILL URGE A MINIMUM WAGE LAW FOR THE
WOMEN OF ILLINOIS.
"THE FURTHER OUR INVESTIGATIONS HAVE GONE THE MORE
THE NEED FOR SUCH A LAW HAS SHOWN ITSELF.
"WE HAVE SEEN THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THOUSANDS
OF WORKING WOMEN IN THIS STATE ARE MADE LITTLE BETTER
"WE HAVE EXPOSED THESE CONDITIONS AND SHOWN THEM
TO THE PEOPLE.
"GOD AND THE PEOPLE HELPING US, WE ARE GOING TO
CHANGE THE CONDITIONS, AND MAKE ILLINOIS. RENOWNED FOR
THE CARE IT TAKES OF ITS HUMAN RESOURCES AS WELL AS THE
WEALTH OF ITS GREAT MANUFACTURERS AND MERCHANT
"THERE WILL.BE NO LET-UP IN THE WORK OF THE COMMIS
SION, AND WE UNDOUBTEDLY SHALL RECOMMEND TO THE LEGIS
LATURE THAT THE MINIMUM WAGE LAW BE PASSED.
"SINCE WE STARTED THE INQUIRY INTO ,'LOW WAGES, WE
HAVE BEEN OPPOSED AND FOUGHT ON EVERY SlDE. OUR MOTIVES
AND OUR PERSONAL CHARACTERS HAVE BEEN ATTACKED. THE
WOLVES OF BIG BUSINESS HAVE BEEN SET UPON US.
"BUT WE HAVE SEEN TOO MUCH OF HUMAN MISERY TO BE
ABLE TO STOP NOW EVEN IF WE WERE TIRED AND WEARY OF THE
FIGHT. OUR CONSCIENCES WOULD NOT LET US!"
DR. FRIEDMANN WILL TREAT
Providence, R. I., April 8. For the
first tine since-arriving in this coun
try Dr. F. F. Friedmann, whose tuber
culosis, remedy is being tested by the
government, will treat private pa
tients here. He is coming as consult
ing physician and therefore may ac
cept a fee.
Dr. Friedmann will remain two
weeks and will visit the various hos
pitals, speak at clinics and address
medical societies. He will disclose his
method of treatment and instruct
doctors as to use of the vaccine.
FROM A SAD DEMOCRAT
U. AUOMCO .
JMrtkl ON THESE
By Tom Jackson.
Yes Cornish, N. H., is the place ,
Where Wilson's summer-home will
But as for people seeking jobs
'Twill be like Washington, N. G.