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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 12, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 4',
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"Yotuwon't be the firstT6ne;"
Mrs. Joseph T. Bowen testified at
the afternoon session of the commis
She said that.fow wages had much
to do with vice; that. a girl could not
possibly live in Chicago on less than
$8 a week, and that this amount
would only provide very poor food,
very poor shelter and very poor cloth
ing. She said she personally -knew
of several instances in which girls
had been driven to the bad by low
She also stamped as a lie the can
ard. circulated by the State street
merchants that the department store
girls did not like the commission's
low wage inquiry because it reflected
-on their morality. She said the girls
were glad that the commission had
started the inquiry.
Mrs. Bowen said she most emphat
ically approved of a minimum wage
"What do you think of the million
dollar hotel proposition?" Senator
Beail asked Mrs. Bowen.
"I don't think it should take the
place of the minimum wage," she
"It wouldn't," said Senator eBall.
"We want to get both." "
Robert C. Novak, manager of
Maxim's notorious cafe, angered Sen
ator Beall much as Carvan did at the
midnight session. He was stopped
in a flow of language describing
Maxim's as a nice, Sunday school
sort of place by the senator.
Beall had been to Maxim's without
shouting who he was when he he
Geo. Tollman, formerly a janitor ,
at the LaSalle House, 171 North La
Salle street, told how that place was
used by rich men for the ruining of
Coroner Hoffman was called to the
stand and asked if he would give fig
ures on women and girl suicides and
the causes that had driven them to
end their lives. He said he would
prepare such statistics. j
Andrew Viskofski, laborer, 69 W.
18th st., shot at his head twice in at
tempting suicide. Hand shook. Cops
Mass meeting of, former employes
of Chicago Daily World will be held
at Cosmopolitan Press club, 32 N..5th
av., Sunday, April 13, 1 p. m., to dis
cuss ways and means of .collecting
Eva Tanguay, vaudeville actress,
didn't use to "care." Now she does
Suing Lew Fields for $2,000 on conr
tract for a week's salary.
G. T. Wilt, 446 S. State st.f struck
by car. Died at hospital.
Stella Majewski, 2, 1447 Emma St.,
disappeared Thursday. Found.
Dr. L. Piper, 709 S. Lawndale av
arrested for'burglary. " .
Relief fund of Association of Com
merce now totals $325,998. $14,178
Mr. and Mrs. W. Johnson,. 415 S.
Ashland av., ordered by court to
move by Tuesday or pay $200 fine
each. Family downstairs complain
Michael O'Connor, saloonkeeper,
2711 W. Division St., fined $200 and
costs for selling liquor to Lillian
B. J. Bussiere, Pres. Classified Ad.
Co., failed to answer charge of speed
ing. Bond of $400 forfeited.
Margaret Corsmo died at home of
A. R. Carman, 1720 Wesley ay.,
Evanston, from burns received when
dress caught fire March 2.
Frank Barnett, Clinton, III., believ
ed here, is being searched for for..
Mother. died yesterday.
Small loss in fire on roof of Field
Museum of Natural History at Jack
Lester Walls and Mrs. Mary Craw
ford arrested when they refused to.
get out of taxi cab or give any ad
dress after they had been riding four
Mrs. Burnaman, 68,. widow, 5531 S.
Wabash av., fell from third story
while -washing, window. Died.