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MANY ACCIDENTS SINCE THE
EXPRESS STRIKE STARTED
A fair sample of the money-
grubbing, heartless big business
corporation is the large-- express
company. In Chicago, when trained
workers left their jobs because they
couldn t get enough money to live
on, scabs, without experience and
often without even average intelli
gence, were put to work in their
Many of the drivers who took the
jobs of the union men can't handle
horses. As a result, they are smash
ing their way about the city, hurting
people and damaging other wagons,
autos and street cars. The express
companies don't care; they are 'going
to break the strike if they must also
break half of the wagons and autos
in the city.
The score for the past few days in
the loop, a district only six blocks
wide and long, follows:
May 19 American Express Co,
wagon nearly killed Aleck Hojnow-
ski, 3311 W. 38th pi.
May 20 Great Northern Express
Co. wagon, driven by D. Riley, 17th
and State, struck an auto of the
Jackson Express Go., 3611 W. 22d st.
May 23. Wells-Fargo Express Co.
wagon crushed into thevauto of the
detective bureau. Driver, R. A. Raf-
ner, 111 W. Monroe.
May 24 Wm. Wright, 1608 Wa
bash, driver American Express Co.
wagon, broke his ankle in fall from
May 24 American Express Co.
wagon, driven by Wm. Braun, Du
buque, la., hit auto driven by D. W.
Hanson, 2452 Lexington av.
May 24 Adams Express Co. wag
on hit auto of Louis Loinette, 612 S.
Morgan. Driver, Carl JBrodski, 841
Most of the accidents were the re
sult either of careless driving or in
competent teamsters. A dozen oth
ers in which the damage was less
than -2100 or the jeraoa injured wasj
able to proceed on his or her way nn
assisted were not reported to the
Express company wagons figure in
numbers of accidents outside the
loop. People are the losers who
must "Walk or trust their property in
the streets while the incompetent,
scab drivers are smashing their way ' (J
MOTHERS SHOULD DEMAND
EDUCATION ON CARE NEEDED
New York, May. 27 "Cofhes,"
discussion by Lady Duff Gordon, was
the magnet that drew the crowds
yesterday to meetings of the general
federation, of women's club. There
were other things talked about in va
rious sections of the convention
the home, the child, food and so on.
Miss Julia Lathrop, head of the
federal children's bureau, asserted
infant mortality-and maternal mor
tality were both largely preventable.
Quoting new statistics for 1913. she
estimated that 15,000 women died
that year from various complications
of motherhood. Of this 7.000
from "child bed fever" a nreventn-
ble disease. '
"If we doubt that fatalism and tf-
norance have been resnonaihls fnr
this maternal death roll," she said,
"compare-the' tendency of the Heath
rates for various diseases shown by
the records for that period. Between
1900 and 1913 the death rate from
typhoid was cut in two; the rate for
diphtheria fell from 43 to 18. Mean
while the death rate fmm 11 r-
..- UU kUU-
plications of pregnacy and confine
ment nas snown a definite increase
from 13.3 to 15.8. The death rate f;
from infection alone has increased
irom &:t to i.i.
"This astooishine fleure shows
death rate admittedly neediest, in
greater part occurring in the exer
cise or a tuncuon of perfect health.
Shall it not cause the mothers nf
America to demand a chance for
their own education as to the care
they need.?." i - "'i