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NELSON HANDS BIG STORES A
State Factory InspeiAu Oscar P.
Nelson has given the various depart
ment store owners of Chicago a sad
jolt as a Christmas present
In previous years the big owners
have been allowed to do whatever
they pleased on Christmas eve in the
matter of working their clerks. This
has always been easy under former
But this' year when they went to
the factory inspector's office they
found not the agreeable Edgar T.
Davies, but a smiling, complacent
young man named Oscar F. Nelson,
kho was ever so nice to them, but
who assured them that there was
In addition to that, Nelson will
prosecute all violators of the 10-hour
law. He already has found flagrant
violations at The Fair.
Mr. Nelson has recently gone out
to the outlying department stores.
What he has found there he has not
made public yet.
Mr. Nelson will take action against
the violators immediately after
And the stores will not keep open
after hours tonight.
THE SPIRIT IS OUT OF PLACE
WITH UNITED CHARITIES
Too bad the Christmas spirit of
good will on earth did not prompt
the United Charities to use at least
a portion of the $90,000 they collect
ed in the name of the Unemployed,
to give the Unemployed a Christmas
And even if the U. C. couldn't find
it in its hearts to loosen, up on the
$90,000, it might have patterned aft
er the Salvation Army and begged
the grub from the commission
houses, then taken the credit. But
the U. C. didn't even do that.
At any rate, we hope the United
Charities employes each received a
nice Christmas present from the U.
C. so that thei Unemployed may feel
that somebody is-getting some gobd
out of that $90,000.
THE WEATHER MAN HAS GOT
Inky blackness settled over Chi
cago today and Christmas shoppers
fought their way through a gloom as
pronounced as at midnight. It was
the second time within a month that
the phenomena has occurred.
Street lights twinkled through the
darkness; automobile headlights
flashed; enterprising theater man
agers switched on electric signs, and
at 10 a. m. the loop district took on
its usual midnight appearance. A
big flashlight," operated on the Chi
cago & Northwestern depot every
night, was turned on, but its rays
had difficulty penetrating the heavy
fog. Lake craft operated with
searchlights and rays from the light
house two miles off shore swept the
The weather bureau attributed the
darkness to a two-fold cause. The
presence of low-hung clouds over the'
city, and the fact that an "area of
low pressure west of Chicago made
the air here stagnant. In the absence
of any wind, smoke clouds hung over
the city. '
The weather man predicted occa
sional snows for tonight and Christ
mas for the Chicago district
WANTS HARRY THAW AS
Sam S. Williams, vice president of
the Gideons, stands alone today as
a seeker for unique Christmas pres
ents. Williams has written to United
States Judge Aldrich at Concord, N.
H., asking that Harry K Thaw be
paroled into his 'care.
"Thaw has been punished enough,'
said Williams, a mission worker. "If
they'll let me have him I'll assume
the responsibility for his good be
Williams also wrote Gov. Teneiy
making the same request