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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 15, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 4

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ciiilcf? Haslt'a mortgage on its life
10 or 18 years? No! but for life. Has
it no rights that we are bound to re
spect? Had it any choice as to birth
or parentage? Was it consulted as
to its prospects in life? On the con
trary, it was conceived-in shame and
born to a life of humiliation and dis
grace; a legal and social outcast,
cursed by its parents' folly: robbed
of its good name; deprived of its right
of inheritance; fatherless, homeless,
nameless, guiltless of evil itself, yet
this innocent soul comes into the
world with the mark of sin on its
forehead; barred from any pride of
ancestry; branded a bastard."
The proposed law raises the age of
support from 10 to 18 years; it makes
the, act a misdemeanor to make ex
tradition possible, as under the pres
ent law men found guilty in bastardy
cases frequently leave the state, leav
ing their illegitimate children charges
on the county or other persons, and
places a penalty of not to exceed
$3,000, or imprisonment in the county
jail, house of correction or work
house not to exceed three years or
both fine and imprisonment in case
of failure to provide for the child.
Judge Goodnow has had copies of
the proposed law and arguments for
its adoption printed and sent to every
woman's club and to the lawmakers
of Illinois.
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WILL LET DYESTUFFS PASS
Washington. Sir Edward B. Grey,
sec'y of foreign affairs, has notified
Ambassador Page at London that the
British government will allow two
shipments of dyestuffs from Germany
to U. S. to pass without interference
provided the vessels sail under neu
tral flags from Rotterdam and dye
stuffs are consigned to Sec'y of Com
merce Redfield, for account of Wm.
Mitchell, for distribution to 5 accosia
tions comprising textile alliance.
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WOULD BE "DEAD" ONES
Passaic, N. J. T. Cummings, local
undertaker running for election as j
I city commissioner, announced today
he would present a coffin to each of
37 candidates defeated.
DUAL SCHOOL SYSTEM FIGHT ON
IN SPRINGFIELD
The long fight for and against the
dual system of vocational training
has at last reached Springfield. Be
fore the house and senate commit
tee on education, backers and op
ponents of th,e plan, engaged in a
wordy battle yesterday.
John Walker, head of the State
Federation of Labor and Mrs. Ella
Flagg Young, Sup't of Chicago
Schools, fought the measure propos
ed by the men who want two systems
of education, one for the children of
the wealthy where the higher arts
can be taught and another for the
offspring of the workman where they "
can spend their younger days learn
ing a trade.
The dual system, which would take
the schools from the control of the
board of education, and it is claimed,
put them in the power of 'big busi
ness, would "make beasts of burden
out ofour children," according to
Walker.. Adoption of the system
would sound the death kneel of union
labor.
Mrs. Young pointed out that voca
tional twork was necessary but that
it was not fair to give one class men
tal and the other manual training.
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TELEGRAPH BRIEFS
St. Paul.JHouse of representatives
passed bill permitting boxing in St.
Paul, Minneapolis and Duluth.
Milwaukee. 5 bandits held up 3
men in downtown saloon. Robbed
them of $50.
Milan. General strike of all la
borers in Milan as protest against
killing of socialist by a policeman in
an anti-war demonstration Sunday
launched here.
New York. What was said to be
"minor" operation performed today
at Roosevelt hospital upon Mrs. The
odore Roosevelt
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