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earnings of their children. It pro
duces an unnatural relation. It
makes the child independent of par
ental authority and liable to acts of
lawlessness and ignorance that only
parental authority can prevent.
The industrial wealth of a country,
its human timber, is lessened in qual
ity by the laboring of children who
should be building up their bodies and
minds in schools, in playgrounds and
in the home.
It is bad for the manufacturers
who exploit children and child labor.
The products of these factories are'
the poorest in quality and only by
the abolishment of child labor will
they be rendered better and more
saleable in the market.
And child labor weakens the citi
zen. It robs him of his vitality, it
weakens his children, it increases the
populations of public institutions and
puts this added weight and expense
on the community to bear.
The remedy is laws like the Palmer
Bill; education of both the communi
ties and the child itself. An enlight
ened public opinion, in time, will for
bid an atrocity like child labor. But
while that time is coming there must
be laws to regulate and knowledge to
understand the problem. That is why
the Palmer Bill and other laws like it
should be passed. It will not only
regulate child labor but its enforce
ment will call the attention of the
public to the problem and will result
in a demand for the abolishment of
child labor. When that demand is
heard, child labor will be a thing of
WONT GET NEW TERMS
When the terms of School Trus
tees Harding, Huttmann, Dibelka and
Sethness, recently bounced by the
mayor and then reinstated by court
order, are up on July 1 they will not
be reappointed by the'mayor.
In their places will in all prob
ability be chosen John W. Eckhart,
John A. Metz, Joseph A. Holpuch and
TERRIFIC STORM HITS PARIS
MANY HURLED TO DEATH
Paris, June 16. It is believed that
the death list in the storm which
swept Paris yesterday will reach a
score. Workmen have begun dig
ging in the debris of several houses,
sunk in by the terrific deluge of rain
which burst conduits and undermined
Four are known to have perished.
The bodies of two, a man and a wo
man, have been recovered from an
excavation fifteen by thirty feet. A
man and a woman in a taxicab were
engulfed in a sliding mass of earth
and crushed to death. Several persons
have been reported missing.
TO PROBE OAK FOREST
President McCormick of the Coun
ty Board yesterday appointed a com
mittee to investigate conditions at
Oak Forest. Incidentally he white
washed his own bunch and fastened
the blame for the poisoning of the
Oak Forest inmates on Dr. Charles
Commissioner Daniel J. Harris said
that 80 patients in the tuberculosis
hospital became ill yesterday.
The committee named by McCor
mick includes Jane Addams, Rev. Ed
ward Kelly, Rev. P. J. O'Callaghan,
Minnie F. Low, Dr. Albert J. Ochsner,
Thomas Siemiradski, Agnes Nestor,
Mrs. George Bass, Dr. A. L. Graic
zunas, Dr. Rosina Wistein, Mrs. Ber
nice Napieralski, Jaroslav Zmrhal
Allen B. Pond, Dr. Henry B. Favill and
Miss Mary McDowell.
WHAT THE COUNCIL DID
Sent back to finance committee all
matters relative to contract for su
perstructure on first municipal pier
on North Side.
Aid. Nance wants dry sweeping in
loop stopped. Referred to streets and
Aid. Richert had 19 civil service
employes, fired for old age, reinstated
at 85 per cent of former salary.
Passed resolution on death of Adlai