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ditions are almost as bad as around
the Pullman shops.
The reportdf the welfare depart
ment shows that the amount of rent
jaid by a family diminishes with the
increase of its numbers. The family
of two, a newly married couple, is
j able to pay $12.22 a mbnth on an av
erage, for its abode. When the "lit
ttle stranger" arrives, figures show
that the monthly rent drops to $9.73.
Another addition to the group and
c $8.38 marks the average rent and the
t family moves to the rear of some ten
ement, where the alley in their gar
den. When three or more children
j come the survey of the welfare de
partment shows that $6.80 a month,
or less than 23 cents a day on an av-
erage, is paid for a place to rear these
;SOME DOPE ABOUT THE MEN
, PICKED FOR JUDGES
Maybe you want to know a little
about some of those candidates
picked for judges by the Republican
county convention yesterday. Here's
the way some of them line up:
Orrin N. Carter. Sat on the arbi
itration board of wages and working
, conditions of 14,000 street car men of
Chicago in 1912-13. Gave the street
I car companies nearly everything they
wanted and the workingmen a few
, sops. Now openly fought by the or
ganized street car men in their of-,-ficial
journal, The Union Leader.
" Kickham Scanlan. Also member
street railway arbitration board
1912-13. Refused to approve main
points of the award. Issued a long,
fierce statement denouncing the
award. Said the companies were
earning more than enough profits to
pay higher wages and shorten long
workday of car men.
D. F. Matchett. Signed original
"call of officers of 16 civic and labor
"organizations demanding a count of
automatic telephones and investiga
tion of city's rights of forfeiture.
Boosted the Penny Phone league.
Jesse Holdom. Noted for injunc-
tions tying up labor in strikes. Has
been criticized repeatedly before the
Chicago Federation of Labor. Criti
cism held just on safe side of con
tempt of court Took part in apprais
al of school land property downtown.
Att'y A. R. Shannon for school board
declared Monday night the appraisal
is a "legal fraud" and Holdom and
the two other appraisers tried to keep
secret questionable valuating meth
Donald R. Richberg. Attorney for
the Merriam crime committee and
counsel for Merriam in expose of split
interest graft Helped write report of
crime committee, saying industrial,
housing and wage conditions are
among deeper causes of crime.
Carl R. Chindblom. Former
county attorney. Shut out from of
fice when it was seized by State's
Att'y Hoyne. Retained under him as
assistant county att'y, William F.
Struckman, one of the old timers un
der whom tax system of Cook county
developed into the snarl of law and
anarchy it is today.
Jesse Baldwin. On the day he
was nominated made permanent an
injunction against the waitresses'
union denying them the right to
"Why is it, Alma?"
"Why is what, Bess?"
"Why is it that the first man at a
summer resort is always the last man
you would have?"