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to get employment and gain the favor
of those who exploit them. There
should be a compulsory minimum
wage law for every female laborer,
whether she be in the factory, the
tore or the home." .
A law calling for a minimum wage
for all employes was discussed at the
( meeting of the' women's congress this
Lieut. Gov. Barratt O'Hara recited
the exposures of the Illinois senate
welfare commission, which startled
the country two years ago, when the
commission proved that low wages
had a direct connection with vice.
Agnes Nestor made an effective
speech against child labor, and Jane
Addams and Edith Wyatt urged-that
boys under 14 and girls under 18
should be kept from street employ
ment such as selling papers and vend
ing. The congress endorsed the plea of
Fred EbeBng, presiednt of the Cooks'
union, for "one day rest in seven and
thereby endorsed the basic principles
of the waitresses' strike against the
Washington. House adopted rule
to consider Hobson national prohibi
tion amendment resolution Dec. 22.
Woman suffrage will be considered
immediately thereafter. t
St Louis, Mo. Threatened strike
on Cotton Belt R. R. may be averted
by announcement of Judge W. L.
Chambers of federal mediation and
conciliation board that he will return
here and conduct furthe rhearings
into employes' grievances.
Washington. Chairman Padgett
of house naval committee derided
newspaper criticsm of alleged TJ. S.
naval unpreparedness. Says invest!-,
gation disproves jingoistic claims that
ammunition is short.
St. Louis, Mo. Marc Seguin, Bel
gian consul here, announced that Bel
gium government has called reserv-
,ists of alt classes from 1899 tq..l913,,L
many in U. S. and extended invitation
to all Belgians between 18 and 30 to
join colors through consulates.
Washington. -Sec. Bryan vordered
official investigation of charges of
German embassy that dum dum bul
lets are being manufactured in the U.
S. for use in British army,
Elizabeth, N. J. Mrs. Nelzon Pol-
llard, accused and convicted of "poi
son pen" letters, sentenced1 to pay
fine of $200.
Detroit, Mich. Mrs. Margaret Mc
Cready, charged with writing "poison
pen" -letters to prominent Ypsilanti
people, found not guilty. r
New York. Leo B. Siege!, private
detective, sentenced to not less than
5 years and 6 months in pen for forc
ing wife inta white slavery.
New Orleans. Man believed to ;
have been James A. Ludlow, Hen
rietta, Okla., suicided by jumping in
front of train. .
Albany, N. Y. Appeal for release
of Wm. Cummins, convicted of lar
ceny in connection with wrecking of
Carnegie Trust Co., N. Y., made to
Gov. Glynn by delegation from Tennessee.
San Antonio, Tex. Discovery of
plot to cause arrest of innocent Mex
ican refugees here on charge of vio
lating neutrality of U. S. led to arrest
of Francisco Vaca a Carranzista.
Vicksburg, MissT Bodies of Edw.
Crouch and wife found in ruins of
home. Believed to have been mur
dered. Calesburg, III. Farnum school
closed by mayor. Smallpox.
Galesburg, III. John Ferguson, 30,
fell downstairs. Neck broken. Dead.
Oconomowoc, Wis. W. Weintz, 35,
wealthy stock breeder, killed, wife
fatally injured. Auto struck by car.
Oskaloosa, la. Wm. F.-Meyers, 54,
deaf, killed by passenger train.
Des Moines, la. Mrs. John Lewis
shot husband twice. May die. Jeal
ousy. New York. New York stock ex
change reopened today after long
est period of inactivity in4ts, higtory
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