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Ferris was for years a star of the
Boston American infield. Both play
ers are wanted by Western League
"i President Chivington of the Amer
ican Association fined Manager Clark
f ' Milwaukee and Dave AJtizer of
Minneapolis $50 each for fighting on
SAHARA'S STORY, "THE WAR ON
a THE SCARLET DEVIL-FISH"
?' Lieut.-Gov. Barratt O'Hara begins
the story of "The War on the Scarlet
""Devil-Fish" in the May number of the
It is the story of the discoveries of
the senate Welfare commission, treat
ed editorially, and will be completed
in six installments.
In the first installment, O'Hara
tabulates the reasons for the exist
ence of what he calls "the scarlet
devil-fish" as follows:
Low wages to women.
Low wages to men.
Wretched housing conditions.
Disreputable dance halls.
Suggestive fiction and songs.
The arrangement of that tabula
tion is significant.
If O'Hara's story of the work of the
senate welfare commission may be
judged by the first installment, it will
be a temperately written, illuminat
ing contribution toward the solution
of one of our greatest problems.
There is no bitterness in the arti
cle, none of the rancor that might be
expected from a man who has been
so revflediTythe-forees-ef evil for
what he has done.
Those who really desire to get the
spirit of the senate welfare commis
sion in its investigation of all the va
rious causes of vice, cannot do better
than read O'Hara's own story of it
as And in reading it, it is well to re
2'member that O'Hara is writing it at
a great personal sacrifice,
In order to devote all Ws .time to
his duties as lieutenant governor and
chairman of the senate welfare com
mission, O'Hara resigned the editor
ship of the Chicago Magazine one
About the same time, seven na
tional magazines offered him large
sums of money to write such an arti
cle as the one now running in the
Chicago Magazine, and one cash of
fer of $10,000 for a manuscript under
his signature was tendered him.
O'Hara turned all the offers down,
explaining that he felt that he could
not personally profit from the sorrow
and striving of the womanhood of
Illinois, nor his own crusade against
the evil with which it has been af
flicted. Now he is writing the story of the
welfare commission for the Chicago
Magazine, and has refused to accept
one cent from the publishers. .
And O'Hara's profession is that of
a writer and journalist
THE DAILY SMASH-UP
Thos. Slack, 45, Planters' Hotel
clerk, instantly killed at 3 a. m. to
day. Auto in which he and Paul" J.
Patton, 1911 Airdrie place, were rid
ing crashed into post at Rush st
bridge. Slack struck pavement frac
turing skulL Patton, vice president
Lake Zurich Milk Co., held at central
Two autos smashed together at
W. Jackson and S. Paulina. Wm. E.
Rehm, 33, 739 E. 69th st, agent
Schulz Baking Co., jaw fractured.
Jefferson Park Hospital. Seven oth
ers not injured.
Martin Hennessy, 94, 133 N. 41st
av., knocked down and seriously .in
jured by Dr. A. N. De Vault's auto in
Washington boulevard near N. 41st
Right leg fractured. Robt Burns
Mrs. Agnes Eckstein, 53, 4342 Ken
more avenue, knocked .down by auto.
Broken rib, internal injuries and
.bruises Driver drove on