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LAST EDITJON LAST EDITION
FIRST BIG PITCHED BATTLE OF INDUSTRIAL
WAR IS NOW ON AT SPRINGFIELD, ILL.
THE DAY B
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VOL. 3, NO. 42
Chicago, Saturday, Nov. 15, 1913
20,000 CHILDREN UNDER SCHOOL AGE
NOW AT WORK IN CHICAGO
State Factory Inspector Nelson Calls the Tribune Down
for Misstatement of Facts Shows That the Tribune
Didn't Know What It Was Talking About.
Over 20,000 chifdren under sixteen years of age are working for a liv
ing in Chicago.
State Factory Inspector Oscar F. Nelson gave this information in a
letter addressed to the Tribune, in reply to an editorial criticism of his de
partment in that paper. He says the criticism is absolutely without founda
tion. The criticism in the' Tribune was based on sixteen words in a 72-page
bulletin issued by the state factory department In the bulletin Nelson had
said: "That but a few years' ago girls of six and seven were found who
worked, from six o'clock In the morning until nine and ten o'clock at night."
The Tribune asked: "Who might say that this condition does not exist
at the present time?" and commented that if such condition does exist
the state factory inspector ought to be the first to know it.
Nelson calls that paper's attention to the fact that had it read all of the
bulletin it would have found this statement:
"THERE ARE LAWS AGAINST THE EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN
IN FACTORIES, BUT' THERE IS NO LAW FORBIDDING A PARENT
GOING TO A FACTORY AND GETTING WORK AND TAKING IT HOME
AND HAVING HIS CHILDREN DO IT THERE."
Nelson also says: "There is no law that comes under- the-jurisdiction
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