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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 22, 1913, Image 12',
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kle sliding to second base in the first
Tomorrow ' we start some real
world's series dope, hot from the boys
who know baseball. Grover Alexan
der, Philly pitcher; Walter-Johnson,
king of them allfJake Daubert, lead
ing batsman of the National League;
Hans Wagner of the Pirates; Joe
Jackson, the greatest natural hitter
in the game, and a few more ,of that
stripe will give you the benefit of
Get one thing straight. These are
not the usual fake signed articles. We
go just as far the other way and say
'the players never wrote a word of the
dope. Each article is an interview,
secured and written by a trained
Suburban, 2; Park Ridge, 1. '
Eclipse, 4; Maroons, 2.
Loudins, 4; Wiederrechts, 0.
McKinley, 8; All Stars, 1.
Fairviews, 16; Galvins, lr-f
Progressives, 4; Medoras, 4.
Weeghmanns, 8; Steger, 7.
St. Marys, 8; St. Jarlaths, 7.
C. & E. L, 7; Federal Life, 5-
Indianapolis, 2; All Stars, 0.
Indianapolis, 4; All Stars, 1.
Enterprises, 14; Ninas, 7.
Standards, 7; Eugene Fields, 3.
Magnet Jrs., 2; Chicago Silents, 1.
Waddells, 1; Black Sox, 0.
Tigers, 6; Kramer Colts, 4.
Gunthers, 13; Romeos, 11.
Kosciuskos, 3; Manitowocs, 1.
Magnets, 6; Mathiesens, 1.
Romeos, 4; West Sides, 1.
YOU COULDN'T BLAME HER,"
SAYS SWEATSHOP WORKER
"You couldn't blame her much,
could you, mister? She had a tough
time of it and it's hard pegging along
on eight dollars a week. Nobody
knows what ain't tried it Gee, but
you get so sick of the hash houses
and you never have a nickel over for
sweatshop with Selma Peterson, the
little 19-year-old who suicided via the
gas route, was talking, as tears
splashed from her eyes, and her
hands, work-worn already, though
she could not have been more than
17, clenched and unclenched.
Funny she should feel so much
pity for the dead girl. Why, there
were- any number of millionaire em-J
ployers, and some of them noted
philanthropists, who told how easy it
was for a girl to live on the wages
Selma Peterson was paid, $8 a week.
Edward Mandel Jiad her attend
church and spend TO" cents, and Mr.
Thorne of Montgomery Ward had her
in a luxurious $3 a week room, only
the girl in Mr. Thome's reckoning
didn't pay for laundry and Selma
foolishly spent a whole dollar a week
Funny the little sweatshop girl
should feel such pity. Very maudlin.
Why she even said that the girls in
the shop was going to chip in out of
their "below the bread line wages"
and pay for the casket and the fu
neral expenses, and "get her a
wreath, mister, something that says
'At Rest.' "
There will be two relatives at the
funeral of Selma Peterson, Victor
and George, young brothers, and in
the Kankakee State Hospital for the
Insane, Selma's mother, who has
been there for three years, may be
told and may understand and maybe
At any rate, Selma will never eat
20-cent dinners again, and Selma will
never count up her expenses and
know that she has only 75 cents left
to buy clothes even though she has
been eating 20-cent dinners, and per- '
hapS there will be girls who will
stand beside the coffin, girls who are
spending all of $8 a week themselves,
and who eat 20-cent dinners every
night and deep down in their hearts,
perhaps, they will envy Selma her
"How long, deaf God, will the peo
One of the girls who worked in the 1