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city have,been 'ordered to stop work
ing, 450 children who were doing
work only intended for grownups.
In several factories, particularly oh
the West Side, Mr. Nelson discovered
little girls, fourteen-and fifteen years
old, frail of body, struggling to oper
ate big, dangerous machines in ill
' ventilated factories.
Most of the violations, however,
were found in the wholesale tailoring
' districts. Over 200 young girls em
ployed on machines which endanger
ed their hands were ordered taken
The owners of these shops are now
facing one of their busy seasons and
it has been discovered that during
those seasons young girls are hired
to do the extra work. In the slack
seasons this same sort of labor is
performed by men.
Similar disclosuers were made at
the time the Illinois Welfare Com
mission, 'headed by Lieut.-Gov. Bar
ratt O'Hara, was making an investi
gation of the wages of female work
ers. Startling conditions were found in
the shops along Market and Franklin
streets, but at the time nothing' was
done further than to expose -them.
Nelson is determined that none of
the tailor bosses shall be allowed to
further dodge the law.
The enforcement will make a great
difference in the wages paid for this
sort of labor, as the O'Hara com
mission disclosed that some of these
young girls were paid as low as $4 a
'Now it will be necessary to em
ploy garment workers and paysome
times twice as much. The Garment
Workers' Union have been protest
, ing since its birth against the hard
work done by children in the large
tailoring houses and is expected to
co-operate with the new state Inspec
tor in betterin gconditions.
Lieut.-Gov. O'Hara will also take
this matter up when the wage com
mission resumes .its investigation in
TME MEXICAN SITUATION
Vera Cruz, Oct. 25. With thejwith
drawaf of police and soldier guard
from the German Hotel and Ameri
can consulate, Gen. Felix "Diaz, can
didate for Mexican presidency, stated
that he had asked for ' protection
from no one and had not been mo
lested personally by Huerta's agents
or anybody else. Said' that Consul
Canada and Mr. Lind had nothing to
do with his going to the hotel. Ex
pects to go to Mexico City before
Ward liner Morro Castle departed
for Havana and Ne,w York.
Washington. English and French
governments made clear their posi
tions toward U. S. in Mexican mud
dle. British foreign office, through
embassy, informed Sec'y. of State
Bryan of Sir Lionel Carden's denial
that he ha'd attacked American Mex
Ambassador Jusseran'd notified
Sec'y. Bryan that at time of dispatch
ing French vessel tq Mexico waters
he had left message at state depart
ment calling attention to this move.
Sec'y. Bryan explained that the mes
sage, in French, had not been trans
lated and called to his attention.
St. Louis, Mo. Services will be
conducted in 35 cities where Anheuser-Busch
Brewing Ass'n has
branches, simultaneously "with fun
eral of Adolphus Busch here. '
New York. Reported Miss Nancy
Leishman, daughter of ex-American
ambassador at Berlin, married youth
ful Duke of'Croy four days ahead of
announced wedding dy. Kaiser and "
duke's "relatives objected to match.
Whitestorie, L. I. Rev. Frank E.
Enright, advertising f,or larger
church attendance with catch phrase,
"Whitestone M. E. church. Get the
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The oldest royal dynasty in the
world is that of Japan, which goes
back unbroken 2,600 years.