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VOL. 4, NO. 171 Chicago, Saturday, April 17, 1915
LEGISLATORS IN PLOT
TO KILL (,00D BILLS
Women Plan Lobby to Offset Scheme of Political Gang
to Kill New Laws-Gardner's Bastardy
Bill in Peril.
What is the Influence that is stand
ing Back of the fight on the bills that
has been introduced in the state leg
islature for the betterment of ' the
women of Illinois?
Representatives Medill McCormick
and John Gardner and Lieut. Gov.
Barratt O'Hara, who have been fight
ing for new bills such as the amend
ed bastardy law, the 8-hour bill and
the new wife abandonment bill have
found themselves up against a stone
wall when it comes to action.
Delegates from any women's clubs
of Chicago are preparing to investi
gate the records of the recactionary
members of the legislature who are
secretly blocking the efforts of the
men who are fighting for more hu
Gardner's bastardy proposition that
would compel the father Qf an ille
gitimate to support' the child until it
got to an independent age has met
with opposition from the entire line
of old-time political bosses.
Mrs. Grace Wilbur Trout, Harriet
Vittum and others who have been in
terested in the new bills threaten to
expose this ring. It is openly hinted,
that the man who have been fore
most in the fight on the new legisla
tion are the members of the so-called
Dailey-Barr-Ettelson crowd. '
If the opponents of the new laws
continue their fight there are great
prospects of one of the greatest lob
bies of women ever organized march
ing down on Springfield and .denounc
ing the men.
John Gardner, who introduced the
bastardy law, has been urged By poli-