Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
GOVERNOR GIVES "HUMAN TIGER" REPRIEVE
AT LAST MINUTE STORY INSIDE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, . Eggs . 500 South Peoria St
Editor and Publisher, "ift00 TeL Monroe 353.
VOL. 2, NO. 212
Chicago, Friday, June 6, 1913
Dapper Jimmie Simpson Admits Marshall Field & Co.
Pay Lowest Wages Possible George M. Reynolds
and David Forgan in Low Wages
x and Vice Testimony.
sion nothing but bare facts and would
flatly'ref use to offer any opinion.
"Very we'll, Mr. Rosenwald," said
Senator Woodard, leaning suddenly
forward.' "There Is one question on
which I do not want any opinion. Will
you tell me if it be a fact, Mr. Rosen
wald, that you hired detectives to
trail the members of this commis
sion?" Rosenwald'8 fafrbody lurched aud-
JJULIUSTtOSENWALD ASKED IF HE HIRED SPIES
TO TRAIL MEMBERS OF O'HARA COMMISSION
Our best known plutes, men like George M. Reynolds of the Money
Trust; "David R. Forgan, a close relative thereof; Julius Rosenwald, the
multi-millionaire president of Sears, Roebuck & Co.-and smaller men like
James Simpson of Marshall Field & Co., and Joe Basch of Siegel, Cooper &
Co.,appeared" before the O'Hara Welfare Commission today.
There were three sensations during the forenoon session of the com
mission. The first was the sweaty tangle into which Dapper Jimmie Simpson
worked himself. Out of that tangle the commission gathered the informa
tion that Marshall Field & Co. paid the lowest wages it possibly could.
The second was the testimony of Reynolds and Forgan, which show
how easily a man cannot make enough money to live on in the banking
The third was supplied during the questioning of Julius Rosenwald and
came in the most dramatic way.
Rosenwald had refused to answer question after question. He had
told the commission-that he did not believe its intentions were honest He
had said he would give the commis-
denly in his chair. The derisive grins
that had been on the faces of Simp
son, Basch and other millionaires
over Rosenwald's roast of the com
mission faded rapidly.
Rosenwald wiped his forehead with
"No," he said, and reached for the
"Did you have anyone hire detec
tives. $p sfiadjpw the members of this
:jiM&nf" " t ' r mri