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" NOON EDITION NOON EDITION '
VD RATHER BE IN A LITTLE, DINGY ROOM THAN.
A GOV.'S WIFE, TRUCKLING TO TAMMANY!"
, MRS. SULZER
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper..
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Editor and. Publisher. lgp - Automatic 51-422.
v 500 South rPeoria St.' .-,398 , By Mail 50 Cents a M,onth.
- VOL.3.N0..24 Chicago, Saturday,-Oct. 25, 1913
STATE FACTORY INSPECTOR OPENS
WAR ON FACTORY OWNERS
Four, Hundred and Fifty Children Are, Ordered Pulled
Off Work Thai Is Meant for Grownups Wholesale
Tailoring Shops' 'Hit Hard in Busy Season.'
State Factory Inspector OscarfF.
Nelson has opened a war against, fac
tory owners who employ children un
der sixteen years ofageon danger
ous machines. In violatlon.of the Illi
Section n. of the act relating to
the employment of children specific-"
ally states that, "No child under the
age of sixteen years shall be employ
ed at sewing belts or to ssistln sew-,
ing belts, in any capacity whatever;
nor shall any child adjust any belt to
any machinery; they shall not oil or,
assist in, oiling, wipingorcleaning
machinery; they shall not operate or
assist in. operating circular band
saws, wqod:6hapersJ wood-pjointers,
planers, stamping machines in sheet
metal -and tinware, manufacturing,
nor shall they, be employed in oper
ating any passenger elevators, nor
any other employment that may be
considered, dangerous to their lives
and limbs or where their health may
The law also names several occu
pations as forbidden to children. The
enforcement of the law Is left entirely
to the. discretion of the state factory
inspector! but Mr. Nelson's predeces
sors in office didn't seem to have ex
ercised their discretion verjtjnuch.
In the last two weeks, since Inspec
tor Nelson began to enforce the law,
he has found several flagrant viola
-BigJactory owners jfinmghout the