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Sen. Ashurst's letter is a reacw ol
the gunmen tactics of the Ascher
and the Waddell agencies in murder
ing strikers in "cold blood."
He also said that the mine owners
were able to comply with the de
mands qf the-jmion.
"The corporation forgets," says
Sen. Ashurst's letter, "that when it
was organized in 1870 only $1,250,
000 in cash was actually invested,
and that since that time the workers
haye taken out in profits nearly
$200,000,000 for the benefit of this
company, $121,000,000 of which ha
gone into the pockets of the stock
holders as dividends, and $75,000,000
out of the earnings have been rein
vested, thus making nearly $200,
000,000 in actual profits for the com
pany for a period of 42 years."
Sen. Ashurst also wrote a letter on
conditions in Upper Michigan to Sec
retary of Labor Wilson.
BLAMES LOW WAGES FOR GIRLS'
VISITS TO COURT
"Twenty-nine per cent of the girls
in the clothing trades, thirteen per
cent in the department stores, seven
teen per cent in the box factories,
twenty-seven per cent in the candy
trades and twenty-nine per cent in
the stockyards receive less than $5 a
This statement was made by Mrs.
Joseph T. Bowen at a session of the
Social Philanthrophy course of the
Loyola University, held in Schiller
"It has been stated that the lowest
wage on which a girl can live in this
city is $8," Mrs. Bowen continued,
"and it is therefore not surprising
that a great number of the girls, who
come into the courts come there be
cause of the low wages paid them.
"Home conditions are also respon
sible for many girls being in court.
But when you scratch the social
question, you uncover the question
of industrial conditions and wages.
That is the basis of the whole social
j question. When a father and mother
both have to work, the home condi
tions cannot be the best."
Judge Scully, whose topic was
"Women in the Courts," dealt with
the subject from many angles.
It was his opinion that the light
way in which girls and men regarded
marriage has much to do with" the
appearance of women in court, and
he stated that if it lay in his power
he would make it impossible for any
judge or justicej of the peace to per
form the marriage ceremony.
Speaking of the probation problem,
"There is no proper presentation
of well-disposed women in our courts
to lend a helping hand to female
juvenile and adult offenders. Why
this is so, is hard to determine. But
that nothing can be done by mere
man to improve conditions in this re
gard, where the sisters of the offend
ers wrap their skirts tightly around
them to escape the touch or contam
ination of the offender seems to need
Mr. William Dunne requested the
floor, but was informed the meetingv
was not open to any but the selected
GIRL-MOTHER SAYS SHE WAS
MISTREATED IN CELL
A girl-mother's charge tha she
was mistreated in a cell at the county
jail has opened an investigation into
the manner in which the county iri
stitution is run.
Mamie Cusack, 1750 Clybourn ave
nue, now the mother of a child, as
serts that she was allowed to occupy
the same cell at the jail with Charles
Papolorum, 2642 N. Ashland avenue,
on various occasions.
Papalorum was -at the county jail
for a year awaiting trial on a murder.'
He was later sentenced to life im
prisonment and then paroled.
Both Jailer Will T. Davies and Mrs.
C. H. Rush, former matron, say the
girl's story is ridiculous.