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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 04, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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ed more brutal and indifferent. And
although she had the money in her
possession to pay the rent where she
was, she could not remain, neither
could she get any other place.
Some neighbors, people who are
also poor, are going to take Mrs.
Buschek and her children into their
home, and her furniture must be
stored in some basement, and when
the busy season comes she will sew
on gloves again.
But, truly, to be poor is a crime
that is severely punished by the in
dividuals, if not by the law.
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WOMEN SPRING BIG SURPRISE
150,000 REGISTER
With near twice as many women
registered as the male political wise
acres had predicted, suffrage leaders
today held an informal jubilee in cele
bration of their showing at woman's
first day of registration in Chicago
yesterday.
Complete but unofficial tabulations
today gave the total number of wo
men registered as 153,897, whereas
politicians had estimated the num
ber would fall below 100,000. The
total number of men registered yes
terday was 85,161, and adding the
previous male registration last
spring, the Windy City today led New
York in total number 6f registered
voters by 7,252. A revision of the
registration books, however is ex
pected to slice 80,000 names from the
register.
"The number of women who regis
tered to vote in the primaries sur
prised me," said Mrs. Medill McCor
mick, chairman of the congressional
committee of the National Woman's
Suffrage Association. "Certain wo
men's organizations counseled their
members to refrain from registering
until after the primaries to carry out
the non-partisan idea. I fully expect
to see 200,000 women registered be
fore election day."
The big residence ward's, particu
larly in the outlying districts, carried
the day for the suffragists. The First,
represented by Aldermen Kenna and1
Coughlin, fell far below the rest with
an average registration of women to
the precinct of only 33. Three pre
cincts in the heart of the red-light
district showed a total of only 43 wo
men registered.
The Second Ward, with a large
percentage of colored residents, was
a big surprise. Colored women more
than equaled "silk-stocking suffra
gists" on the North Shore in regis
tering. The Second showed an aver
age registration of 119 women to the
precinct, whereas the Twenty-first,
home of exclusive North Shore fami
lies, showed an average registration
of only 88 to the precinct.
Women from families of average
means the kind that get along with
out a maid apparently were the
most eager to vote. The Sixth, Twenty-third,
Twenty-fifth, Thirty-second
and' Thirty-fifth Wards, with consti
tuencies of this kind, had the heav
iest suffrage registrations.
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FORTUNE HUNTERS REPORTED
STARVED TO DEATH
William L. Page, Chicago, and Wil
bur M. Cromer, Troy, O., who invaded
the jungles of Peru in search of for
tune more than a year ago, starved
to death when deserted by their na
tive guides, according to dispatches
from an inland Peruvian town receiv
ed today by Dr. C. S. Page, brother
of the missing explorer. A Peruvian
official named Lesbano, accompany
ing their expedition, met the same
fate.
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GOMPERS APPEALS FOR HELP
Washington, Feb. 4. An appeal for
further assistance for the striking
miners in Calumet, Mich., region was
made in a letter by President Samuel
Gompers for the American Associa
tion of Labor, addressed to all organ
ized labor.
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Mrs. John Astor is interested in a
New York state bill which requires a
state investigation of vivisection.

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