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than 30 pej: cent according tq the
"It is clearly evident that the ten
dency during the period 1900-1913
has been toward an impoverishment
of the diet of families with low in
comes." - .
The report sums up the economic
causes of diseases:
"No attempt to present the real
meaning of the problem of health
among wage workers and their fam
ilies can be complete without taking
into consideration their economic
status the wages they earn and the
income which the wage earner's fam
ily is able to receive and comparing
it with those standards which have
been agreed upon as reasonable and
necessary for the maintenance of
"Statistics of total incomes of
wage workers' families point to the
conclusion that the average total an
nual family income (including earn
ings of women and children) in the
principal manufacturing and mining
industries has been hetwen $700 and
$800 in recent years. This average,
however, does not adequately depict
the real situation; for the conclusion
is also indicated that one in every 10
or 12 workingmen's families had at
the time of the investigation an an
nual income of less than $300 a year;
that nearly a third had incomes of
less than $500 and over one-half had
incomes of less than $750 a year.
"Prom the foregoing," say Dr,
Warren and Mr. Sydenstricker, "it is
evident that underlying all other eco
nomic factors affecting the wage
earners' health is the fact of pov
erty." FREE MAN ARRESTED FOR
HAVING A JAIL RECORD
An ex-convict who calls himself
"The Booster," and who was arrested
simply because he has a long record,
was freed this morning when ar
raigned before Judge Pry.
Only recently released from a Ten
nessee prison, "Booster" has been.
T supporting his mother hy selling
stories of prison life.
Hundreds of these ex-convicts are
picked up to he given the "once over"
at the detective bureau every week.
They are released if "there is nothing
on them," but "Booster" was held be
cause of his extra long record.
A SECOND HUSBAND ATTEMPTS
KILLING OVER 'BUTTERFLY''
Bridgeport, Conn., April 13.
Caught in the tangled web of fate
that seems to weave awry and yet
never loses the pattern, be it fair or
grotesque, Mrs. Cora Wolter, a beau,
tiful butterfly, is dying, as is her hus
band, who attempted to kill her and
then shot and mortally wounded
Just two years ago the butterfly's
first husband, Prank Ames, suicided,
and before he blew out his brains
he wrote a note naming Prank Wol
ter, son of a wealthy Chicago cigar
manufacturer, as the man in the case
who had broken up his home by win
ning the love of the butterfly.
Shortly after Ames' death, Wol
ter and the butterfly were married.
Yesterday Wolter wrote a note just
as Frank Ames had done, and Wel
ter's note read:
"Dear Girl Frank Ames did the
same thing I am going to do. You
holcLmy love and everything I have.
Good-by, little girl; you have gone
the limit Good-by."
Wolter finished the note ana sat
quietly in the library waiting for his
wife tp enter. As she came through
the door, he fired, then shot himself
through the head.
Among the letters from other men
sent to the butterfly from Palm
Beach and other resorts where she
spent the winter and found by the
police was this one:
"I fear your dazzling beauty will
be my death. You haunt iny dreams
and I am never happy away from
you. I will kill myself if you refuse
to elope with me.