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STREET CAR STRIKE MAY BE CALLED
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 174 Chicago, Wednesday, April 21, 1915
STATE ST. STORE LEADS
GIRL TO EASIEST WAY
$4-a-week Employe of Woolworth's 5 and 10 Cent Store
Shocks Morals Court Vjth Story of Her Fall
Judge Raps Starvation Wages.
' "I dreamed that I was standing
near a crowd of prosperous-looking
angels and a policeman took me by
the wing and asked if I belonged with
" 'Who are they?' I asked.
" ' Why " said he, they are the men
who hired working girls and pafd 'em
$5 or $6 a week to live on. Are you
one of the bunch?'
" 'Not on your immortality,' said I.
I'm only the fellow that set fire to
an orphan asylum and murdered a
blind man for his pennies.'"
That's the way O. Henry wound up
his. "Unfinished Story," the tale of
Dulcie, the $(a-week department
store girl, who lived, in a hallhed-
room and who saved herself from
"the easiest way" by the ideal of Lord
Dulcie of the story paid $2 for a
room. Her breakfasts and lunches
cost her altogether $1.20 for the
week and her dinners came to $L05.
The rest Dulcie could spend on
clothes, if she found the right sort of
But Dulcie witbTher $6 was a prin
cess compared to Lillian H., who w&s,
arraigned in the morals court this
morning. Lillian came to Chicago a
few years ago expecting to find the
"What Lillian really found was
drudgery in the State st department
'stores for rotten wages, "cheap hal