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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 07, 1913, Image 3',
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to do so. But J don't think I care
vary much if they do.
"If I am forced out of politics it
will not stop the fight against low
wages. I shall carry that fight on
as a private citizen for the next 20
years if need be, and all their lies
and all their calumny shall not stop
"The public has been awakened
nowr The public will not allow the
fight to be dropped even if I were
willing to- be frightened into drop
ping it. '
"There is hope in sight for the
working girls of Illinois, and through
Illinois, for the working girls of the
"I do not regret the fight I have
started. I never, shall regret it And
if they ruin me politically, financially,
and in the eyes of the people, I still
shall be content to know that I have
served and in the hope that my sac
rifice has counted for something.
"I started to carry out President
Wilson's cry of 'Let the sun shine in
on the big corporations,' and I .am
not going to drop that fight because
some dirty dogs are trying to attack"
me through my home."
Miss Pansy S. Weill, 20, clerk, 3509
Lexington st, seriously injured by W.
W. Shaw taxicab in front of 230 S.
LaSalle st today.
Unidentified man shot and killed
by Special Watchman S. Tricker,
9434 Burnside av., at E 127th st. and
Michigan Central Ry. tracks. Ac
cording to Tricker the man tried to
v hold him up and fled when Tricker
pulled his gun.
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GARMENT WORKERS WALK OUT
What is probably but the beginning
of a big strike of the garment work
era started today when the workers
at the shop of M. L. Oberndorf Co.
talked out because the firm refused J
to consider the demands of the orv
Fourteen arrests of pickets were
made at the request of M. L. Obern
dorf. The charge against them is
"loitering around public buildings."
Oberndorf claims that only 40 em
ployes have gone on a strike, 30 men
and 10 women, but there are more
than 10 women on picket duty. The
Garment Workers' Union declare
that there are 300 workers out
MAN'S MARRIAGE PROPOSAL
TURNED DOWN SUICIDES
Millard G. Fletcher, 24, shot him
&el f today after he had walked a few
doors away from the home of Miss
Mabel Snow, 5631 Normal aven,ue,
because Miss Snow, a girl of eigh
teen, had refused to marry him. He
died later at the German Deaconess
Fletcher had been visiting Miss
Sno wfqr the past six months until
sh.e told him that his serious atten
tions were interfering with her
friendship with other admirers.
Sunday he spent the entire after
noon in her company. Tuesday even
ing they went for a walk and Fletch
er entered, a hardware store where
he purchased the revolver with which
he shot himself.
This Was after Miss Snow had told
him he must cease his visits to her.
He begged permission to see her to
day to say goodbye as he claimed he
was going to Utah.
He pleaded -with Miss Snow again
today, and when she firmly refused
him he said that if he could not havef
her, he did not want anyone. ,
Two letters were found in hiai
pocket, one addressed to his mother
In Jacksonville, Fla., and the other
to Miss Snow's father. It is believed,
he made all of his plans to commit
suicide jn the event that the girl re
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