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NEAR RIOT WHEN MINIMUM
WAGE BILL WAS PRESENTED
Springfield, III., May 22-BiBusi-ness
showed its claws yesterday
when the Juul bill providing for a
minimum wage of $7.50 for all
women workers and for the appoint
ment of a minimum wage commis
sion, came up in the senate.
Senator Niels JuuL member of the
O'Hara Welfare Commission, which
drew up the bill, introduced it, and
tried to have it advanced to a second
reading without reference to a com
mittee. Senators jumped to their feet and
objected wildly, shouting at the top
of their voices.
Senator Hurburgh moved that the
Juul bill be referred to the commit
tee on labor, of which Senator Shaw
Senator Juul moved for the tabling
of the Hurburgh motion, but was
defeated 5 to 34, Senator Dailey being
the only non-member of the O'Hara
commission to vote for the tabling.
Senator Curtis moved that the bill
be sent to the judiciary committee,
of -which Senator Juul is chairman,
instead of to the labor committee.
Lieut-Gov. O'Hara declared the
Curtis' motion carried by viva voce
vote, but a howl of protest went up,
and the Curtis' motion was defeated
8 to 28 on roll call and the Hurburgh
motion passed by asrote of 36 to o.
The bill thus goes to the labor
committee, where it is little likely to
be favorably acted on.
Then the Magill bill providing for
the appointment of an industrial wel
fare commission was re-referred to
the committee on labor.
Another riot was started a mdment
later when the Shaw bill, providing
that women and girls must not be
employed longer than 10 hours in one
day nor 54 hours in one week, came
Senator Waage moved that the bill
be re-committed to the committee on
labor. Senator Jones accused Waage
of trying to knife the bilL Waage
said what he thought of Jones, and
Lieut-Gov. O'Hara had hard work re
But in the end the senate refused
to table the Waage motion and the
Shaw bill was duly recomitted. t
During the day the House voted
80 to 70 tq postpone action on local
option and other dry bills and the
chances of any dry legislation this
session were correspondingly di-j
ODD NEWS 1
Muscatine, la. High school grad-
uating class who adopted "We should,
worry" as motto threatened with ex-
pulsion unless they pick another. '
Cleveland, O. To prove h's
strength, John Podack, 20, inflated
his chest and asked Edward Csikalics
to hit him. Struck in solar plexus.
Los Angeles. Dr., E. Y. Spahri
wagered Miss Vaalla Jordon couldn't
throw ball from distance of 40 feet,
that would come within ten feet ofi
him. Struck on jaw. Out ten seconds.
San Francisco, Thos. Flynn slept
in horse stall. Horse planted both1
hoofs on his face. Flynn arrested for
vagrancy. Judge told him to sleep in
Portland, Ore. Albert Kuhn
couldn't remember name of bride-tot-'
be when he applied for a license.'
Fixed it up on 'phone.
Los Angeles. M. A. Pedgrave,
South Pasadena, asked police to hunt
for -wife's false teeth that dropped
from her mouth when she leaned
from car. .
Portland, Ore- Dog dragging hu
man foot about street threw police' in
panic. Was relic that had been pre
served. o o
New York. Dr. Karoly, "Angel
Doctor" to the poor of the lower east
side because he always refused pay,