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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 27, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 10

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WOMEN TO FIGHT ENEMIES OF EIGHT HOUR
LAW IN LEGISLATURE
"I don't see how any business man
who is fighting the eight-hour law for
women can go to his home and take
his wife, in his arms and give her' an
honest kiss. ""- -
"If I were a man I would be asham
ed to face my wife or my daughter
or mother unless I had done some
thing to help get the eight-hour bur
for women passed by the HftooiB leg
islature." Mary O'Reflly of the executive
board of the Chicago Federation of
Labor has bo declared herself. She
is one of a group of Chicago womi
and men who are getting ready to go
to Springfield next Tuesday and bat
tle against tie ffimois Manufacturers'
Ass'n for the passage of the eight
hour law. Miss O'Reilly explains why
she hates the business man who is
agaipst the law:
"Theh ten-hour xiay is too long. For
thousands of Hgkois women it means
lowered vitality. They are Spoiled for
vigorous motherhood. They produce
slum children. The place to begin
the combat against skims is with a
short workday."
"Any person "who will stady the
facts presented by Josephine Gold
mark in her book on "Fatigue and
Efficiency' win find arguments that
cant be answered in favor of the
short workday. These facts were
presented to the supreme court of
New York by Louis Brandeis and
thereT'was not an attempt by .the at
torneys opposed to bin to reply.
Poisons, fatigue poisons, develop In
the blood and muscles of those who
work beyond a certain rational period
of time each day. In the course of
time these poison break down tissues
and result in tuberculosis, anemia
and other troubles common to
thousands of factory women and
girls."
The eight-hour bfll was introduced
by Medill McCormick in the house
and KentKeHer in the senate. Rep- j
resentative McCormick will be joined
by Mrs. Medill McCormick in argu
ments before the committee Tuesday.
Among those from the Woman's
Trade Union league who will go down
are Agnes Nestor,. Mary Anderson
and Amy Walker-Field. ft
John Walker, president Illinois
State Federation of Labor, and Victor
Olander, secretary, wih speak. Both
President John Fitzpatrick and Sec
retary Ed Nockete of the Chicago
Federation of Labor wIQ appear. A ,
delegation of 100 or more is expected
to go from Chicago organizations.
A special convention of the Illinois
Manufacturers' ass'n has been'called
for Tuesday and Wednesday of next
week at Springfield. Headed by John"
M. Glenn, president, and Dudley Tay
lor, attorney, they will try to defeat
the eight-hour bfll and the child la
bor bfll The hearing on child labor
is set fox Wednesday. "
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NEW "LOVE COLT" TANGLE
Affiance, O., March 27. Mysteri
ous rites believed to have been per
formed at the "Brotherhood Home"
of the Kingdom of God, a religious
"new love" cult of 12 members, 7 of
them women, are under investigation
following death of Amy G. Tanner,
23, a convert, under circumstances
that Indicate an illegal operation had
been performed. "Apostle" P. Ar
George, leader of the cult, is in jail
and other members are under surveil
lance. George in his cell declared: "The
voice of God speaks to me and tells
me I am innocent of the charge. I do i
not believe In free love, but the laws ;
of men are not the laws of God and
every man has a real wife, though
she may not be the one the law united
him to."
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Minneapolis. 3 firemen overcome
by smoke at fire at International '
Sugar Feed Co. Damage ?26,000,
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