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HUMANESOCIETY MEMBER SAYS
ROSENWALD IS DANGEROUS
"Julius Rosenwald is one of the
most dangerous men in the city,"
declared Mrs. Frederick Packard of
the State Humane society, before the
Open Forum in the Masonio Temple
"He may give away millions and
may refuse to abide by laws and to
pay taxes, but he can never tell the
number of girls he has contributed
to the redlight district because of the
low wages in his Sears-Roebuck
;plant," she said.
"He squeezed every dollar he
could from the employes by under
paying, so that he could make money
for advertising through so-called
"Hardly a month passes that peo
ple do not come to my office with
complaints of injustice against Sears,
Roebuck & Co."
Turning to politics, Mrs. Packard
declared that the election of judges
should be removed from politics and--
that for years two or three men and
women have controlled the city.
"The police department in rank
and file is made up of good men,"
said Mrs. Packard. "I have worked
with them for years and have never
had any trouble. Policemen as a
rule are good citizens, but often they
cannot do things their own way be
cause they are controlled by a higher
Prostitution came in for its share
in the discussion.
Dr. Alice Allen expressed her be
lief that the only solution for the
problem was a living wage for both
man and woman. Barratt O'Hara
she commended for his work to bring
about better conditions for the labor
ers. "Barratt O'Hara has done more for
girls in his fight for higher wages
than any other person in the state,"
she said. His efforts have raised the
salary of 500,000 girls $2 a week.
, "O'Hara has caused Mandel Bros?
International Harvester Co. and
Sears, Roebuck & Co. to raise the
wages of their employes," she de
clared. "We would need no morals court if
the men and woman were given a
living wage," was her final shot.
MURDER, ROBBERY AND A PAST
BRING ON POLICE PROBE
Washington, Jan. 11. Murder,
robbery and a strongely checkered
past loomed up today in police 'in
vestigation of lie murderous assault
on Mrs. Mattie Hughes, 46, the slay
ing of her aged father and a cale
Mrs. Hughes, alias Frankie Harris,
once a prominent southern beauty,
lies at death's door. The murderers,
two white men, whose motive mas
robbery, are still at large. The dead
mon are Isaac Waldrop, Mrs. Hughe.'
father, and Nicholas Coffinas, a
Greek, companion of Mrs. Hughes
in an early morning ride yesterday
from this city to her elegantly fur
nished but secluded home inthe Vir
Driven out of the segregated dis
trict, where she owned several pieces
of property, the Hughes woman
sought seclusion in Clark's Station,
Va. There she maintained herself on
a luxurious scale which attracted the
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The robbers were in the house
when she and Coffinas arrived. They
attacked the party, killing the two
men and seriously wounding the
woman with a bullet in her breast.
The house itself was looted, but the
woman's valuable jewels upon her
persons were unmolested.
Mrs. Hughes, the police say, fas
the woman of rare beauty who. fif
teen years ago, three times stood
trial for her life at Greenville, S. C,
on a charge of killing her wealthy
husband, and finally went free.
Later, they assert, she assumed, a
masculine role and traveled exten
sively. At one time she was reported
killed in a gambling house, in Denver.
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