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of the report of law wages had been
Taylor was excused, as he was
stuttering and stammering in an ef
fort to dodge a direct question by
O'Hara asking if the reason that
Taylor thought the O'Hara commis
sion spectacular and hysterical was
that it had gone after a minimum
wage law, which the Chicago vice
commission had dropped.
Earlier in the day, C. Jones, presi
dent of the U. S. Broom and Brush
Co., which employes 53 girls and 17
men, was on the stand.
Jones said the average wage paid
any girl in his employ was $7.27,
and the lowest $5. He said he could
pay a minimum wage of $7.50.
Harvey E. Willis, business agent of
the Broommakers' Union, followed
Jones. He said he thought $10 would
be a fair minimum wage for working
women, that convict labor was ruin
ing the broom business, and that the
work was one of the hardest in the
wci-a on women.
Jones, recalled tojfte stand, said a
$10 minimum wage law would break
The multi-millionaire packers are
to take the stand late this afternoon
and explain the wages they pay their
He found a little poodle dog.
Upon a pole he tied him up.
"TO buy no brushes now," said he,
"But wash the windows with the
Fu Chu Fow, the well-known
South Clark street clubman, was out
clubbing last night.
The gentleman of the opposing
tong whom Fu Chu Fow clubbed died
Some of our best-known packers
are expected to make fascinating wit
nesses before the vice commission.
They will be dressed in clothes.
It must be thoroughly understood
what is meant by the generic term
Now Mr. Ed Barrett, the well
known Hearst employe, used to pack
a gun. But he was never a packer.
A packer is a captain of industry
who packs pork, beef, mutton, lamb
and other people's money.
The first four he packs into cans;
the last he packs into his jeans.
HE COULD SEE HIS DAY OFF
Mr. Stung I thought you were a
blind beggar yesterday?"
Beggar I was, guvnor.
Mr. Stung Well, you are not
Beggar (indignantly Well, sir,
can't a poor fellow take a day off