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1 believe-such" a minimum wage law might work a hardship on Illinois man
ufacturers and merchants as against the manufacturers and merchants ot
oth'er"states. ' I believe it might be unfair to our manufacturers and mer
chants. "But I "most decidedly am in favor of a federal minimum wage law for
all women employe's;" ' '
'Just as the reporter was leaving, Dean Sumner called him back,
"There is one more thing I would like to say," he said. "There is a
great injustice being done domestic servants by the statements made by
certain persons who do not seem to know any better.
"I have seen a number of people whose work puts them in touch with
statistics quoted as saying that more domestic servants become prostitutes
than any other.class of employed women.
"This Is unfair and unjust. It has become a common practice among
girls sent to the Houses of the Good Shepherd or to other institutions to
reply in answer to questions as to their occupations, 'domestic servants.'
"But few of them really are domestic servants, and it is not fair for
anyone to brand domestic servants, as a class, as being more immoral than
other classes of women, without ascertaining the facts.
"I know the facts, and I know that;it is not true that domestic servants
are more immoral than other women, or that more domestic servants take
to lives of prostitution than do other classes of women."
j O O v
COP NAMED AS LEADER
OF GANG OF BURGLARS
Policeman William H. Ohm last
night was charged' with b.eing the
leader of a gang of burglars.
The charges were made by Homer
G. Reed and Charles Wood, whose
trial for several rofiberies now is
pending before Judge Scanlan. It is
said that Thomas McManus, another
member of. the gang, will corroborate
.the charges against Ohm. .
When Acting. Chief of Police
Schuettler heard. &f ' the charges last
night, he calle'tah';to his office
and accused hM:Xdictly. Ohm de
nied all the charger"
Schuettler dr6$rf;a knife, stripped
Ohm of his hat,' "baftge 'and police
man's shield, tobir his -revolver, club,
handcuffs and pelt from him, and cut
from his uniform every button bear
ing the s.eal of Chicago.
Ohm was arraigned before Judge
La Buy in the Maxwell street court
today. He charged that his arrest
was the result of a conspiracy of
hold-up men", one of whom "he sent to
There are two charges against
Ohm, one of conspiracy and one of
being accessory to several robberies.
He secured a continuance on both
cases. He is at liberty, on $4,000
bonds signed by Frank O'Keefe, the
saloonkeeper and politician.
Ohm says Charles Wood swore to
"get him," after Ohm had him Beni
to, the Bridewell for robbery. '
The places that Wood and Reed:
say that Ohm pointed out to them as
"easy meat" are the saloons 'of Wil
liam Ready, 2704 Ogden avenue, and
Wm. Brayn, 2958 West Twelfth
street. Ready -and Brawn have filed
charges against Ohm;
A baker's driver, on returning to
his wagon after delivering some
bread at the house of a customer,
found a ..tired-looking man standing
with one hand on a wheel of the
vehicle. "What are you doing there?"
said the driver, Wearily the- man
held up a match, but did not speak.
"Tell me what you want, please !,r de
manded the driver. Then with an ef
fort which told of unutterable weari
ness the other answered, "I-was only
waiting till the., wagon went onso
that the match would strike!"