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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 19, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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emment;how they are operated and
how effectively they deal with the in
dustrial problems presented; and (4)
the courts and the law, and their re
lations to labor disputes, free speech,
injunctions, etc,
Although the work is scarcely Re
gain, it seems certain that the com
mission will'Tecommend the creation
of a nationaLboard of mediation and
conciliation (o deal with all strikes
and lockouts anywhere in the United
States which seem likely to involve
the. federal go.yernm'ent
When it finds out as it will that $6
a week is too tittle to enable a girl
to exist upon in decency, it will rec
ommend as a remedy that the com
munity get in the habit of regarding
as "not respectable" an employer
who pays such wages.
The job which the commission sees
before it, above all others, is educa
tion of the public by making facts
known, so that the publish shall de
mand better things for its workers,
and shall make it unpleasant for em
ployers who refuse such demand.
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COUNCIL TO PROBE CRIME .
On a motion of Aid. Chas. E. Mer
riam last night the City Council voted
for an extensive investigation into
'the increase of cnnfe. After the mo
tion was passed the mayor appointed
p. committee of five aldermen to make
.the investigation. Merriam was nam
ed as chairman.
Merriam said there had been 140
murders in the last four years, to
gether with 1,200 burglaries, 4,000
.larcenies and 2,000 assaults. While
(the motion was before the council
Jast night several people were shot
p.nd wounded.
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MAYOR READS REPORT
v Mayor Harrison made his annual
.report to the city council last night
(Most of it was a review of the various
departments. He also spunded a
.warning to be on the lookout against
jany attempt to grab the city's $13 -000,000
traction fund.
f TELLS OF TERRIBLE TIME AT
SEA IN OPEN' BOAT
Halifax, N. S., May 19. Pitifully
emaciated, with his feet so badly
frozen that they have to be amputat
ed, First Officer Tiere, one of the four
men rescued after fourteen days at
sea in an open boat, gave further de
tails of the horrors suffered by the
men who escaped from the burning
steamer Columbian.
Tiere said that nearly all of the
eleven shipmates who died in the
open boat became insane in their last
agonies,
One of the most heart-rending ex
periences of the terrible days afloat
was when the weakened survivors
Saw at least three liners nearby and
were unable to attract their atten
tion. ''Our matches had been dampened
and 'were useless so we could fire no
ronkets." Tiere said. "I think one
vessel was the Olympic. (The next
day we sighted a tramp steamer and
another liner. We shouted, but our
voices did not carry and they sped
out of sight"
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I 45,000 MINERS STRIKE
Molumbus, O., May 19w Officials
of the Ohio mine workers here today
sent out circular letters to the 45,000
miners of fthe state notifying them
that they are now on strike and will
draw strike benefits from May 2. The
sum of $6, or $3 a week, will be paid
each miner some time during the
week.
The district executive decided to
sign contracts with individual oper
ators willing to pay the scale demand
ed by tie miners.
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PL1TT JOLTS BECKER DEFENSE
New York, May 19. The prosecu
tion closed its case yesterday against.
ex-Police Lieut Charles Becker after
Charles B, Phtt, who had testified for
Becker in the first trial against him.
Phtt's testimony yesterday was stag
gering to the defense.

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