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down the stairs, but she stood to one
side until we passed, and the sister
spoke to her, while the child kept her
eyes lowered from my face.
"Many of the girls do not like
strangers to come through," the
sister said in answer to my unspoken
thought "Many girls here have come
from splendid families and they do
not wish to be recognized. Many of
'them will hide when the word is
passed around that a visitor is being
"We, ourselves, in order to shield
these girls, never use their real
names while they are here, but we
enter their names in a book when
they come to us and then we give
them another name by which they are
known to each other while they are
here, .and only the sisters know un
der what name the poor child was
In the next article I will tell you
more about this institution.
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DAVIS ASKSJVILSON TO AID THE
Washington, Feb. 26. Jeff Davis,-,
"hobo king," officially president of
the International Itinerant Workers'
union, appealed to President Wilson
yesterday to ai dthe unemployed. He
wanted the interior department to let
them settle unoccupid western lands
The president met Davis at his of
fice door, expressed sympathy with
his 'project -and referred him to Ass't
Sec'y Jones of the interior department.
THREE DIE, URGING OUSTING
OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
Ossjnlng, N. Y., Feb. 26. Three
slayers today paid death penalty in
the electric chair at Sing Sing prison.
They were Bobert Kane, Oscar Vogt
and Vlncenzo Campanelli. All had
Each left a letter urging the aboli
tion of capital punishment, which
will be used by Warden Osborne In
his fight to that end, -
PLAN AN INQUIRY INTO HIGH
COST OF BREAD '. L
"If the city council can order an
inquiry into the high cost of bread I
intend to bring this matter before it"
said Aid. John Kjellander. "I believe
there is a combination among Qhi?
cago bakers to keep up the priceh0
the workingman's loaf. If thereof
intend to find it out." '
A few weeks ago bread in Nw
York rose to 6, 7 and 8 cents a loaf?
A cry of protest went up from the
working class which compelled'1
government to open an investigation?
This investigation was concluded 'f&S
cently and two days ago the price dfc
bread slumped back to 5 cents forthS
standard loaf. Evidently the govern
ment had "got something on" ttid
"There is no reason why Eufopea
countries and neighboring citieV
should have cheaper bread than Chf
cago," continued the alderman. AB
inquiry of this "kind would uncover te&
formation which would be invaluable
Co the public. Let us have one." "
Wholesale bakers, when entervlew'
ed regarding the proposed projSeV
were not Inclined to favor it. They1
blamed everything from wheat specTtf
lation to the present wage scale oT
the bakers' union for the increase'. ''
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WHERE OUR WHEAT GOES! y
Washington, Feb. 26. Nearly''
times as much wheat was exportea
from the United States in January
1915, as in the same month last yearj
according to figures issued by the
commerce department today. Therifc
were 24,083,966 bushels sent abroad;
this year in Janukry. Similar' lij
creases were noted in flour, beef
canned and fresh and an breadstuffst
MAYBE THEY'LL PLAY HERE1'1
New York, Feb. 26. 14,pajilc-
stricken chorus girls stormed' Ji$
123d st. police station for their i
clothes which a negro had stc
"We just couldn't go on wit
than."' thev nrotested