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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 12, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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CITY ENGINEER JOHN ERICSON ACCUSED OF
DOUBLE-CROSSING CITY AT HOT SESSION
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
N. D: Cochraa,
Editor arid Publisher.
500, South Peoria St.
398
Telephones:
Editorial Monroe 353.
Circulation Monroe 3826.
VOL. 4,'NO. 65
Chicago, Saturday, Dec. 12, 1914
ONE CENT
WIVES OF PAYERS OF STARVATION
WAGES THROWN INTO UPROAR
.Women's Congress Hears Gertrude Barnum LashWomen
Who Live in Luxury While Husbands Underpay
Girl Workers Minimum Wage for all
Work Asked
Wealthy women who live In luxury
on the money wrested from poorly
paid girl employes of their"tiusbands
were fiercely denounced today by
Miss Gertrude Barnam, special agent
for the United States commission on
industrial relations, in an, address be
fore the congress of ' Illinois club
women on legislative measures at the
Congress hQtelr
"I ' feel the sense of shame for
these ' women," said Miss Barnum,
"and greater shame that the money
have lavished in extravagance and
waste.
"There is no fearness in the aver
age business man in dealing with his
female employe. He gets her for as
low a wage as her necessities compel
her to accept, works her for as many
hours as she may endure and makes
as -much profit out of her as he pos
sibly can, without any humane con
siderations. "The working women themselves
are largely to blame. They have ac
cepted these conditions and pretend-
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