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WORKING WOMEN'S LEAGUE
COMES OUT FOR WILSON
Working Women's Independent
'Woodrow Wilson league, organized
Sept 9, issues the following -statement:
We, the undersigned working
women" pledge our support to re
elect President Woodrow Wilson.
We pledge him our support:
Because of his splendid record dur
ing the past tour years m. a most
critical period in the history of our
Because he has stood with the
common people as against the big
business Interests of the country.
Because he has placed human
values above property values and
stands for human freedom.
Because of his record of labor le
gislation which was denied us during
other administrations, particularly
the enactment of the child labor law
and the Clayton anti-trust act
Because of his courageous stand
for the 8-hour day in the recent rail
Because we believe that his acUbn
in this case has advanced the cause
of, the shorter workday to such an
extent that we look to an early en
actment of 8-hour legislation for
women in the various states and by
For these reasons we feel justified
in calling upon the working women
regardless of party, to join in our
campaign to work for the re-election
of President Wilson.
Mary Anderson, Elizabeth Christman,
E. Beatrix Dauchy, Catherine Fin
t negan, Mary Haney, Frances E.
Harden, Agnes Johnson, Mary Mc-
Enerney, Elizabeth Maloney, Agnes
The signers are members pr offi
cers of Teachers' Federation, glove
and shoe workers', bindery girls',
'garment workers' and waitresses'
unions. Their action is independent
01 uieir maun uumuuums.
NIX ON WOMAN PROSECUTOR
FOR BARNES CASE
State's. Atty Hoyne declared yes
terday that he would not hire a
woman, prosecutor to get a murder
conviction on Mrs. Iva Barnes, who
shot and killed her husband a week
ago tonight in Washington park
when he refused to withdraw the di
vorce suit he filed against her.
Tjie woman prosecutor idea had
been suggested as the only means to
make it plain to a jury that the un
fortunate lady is not being persecut
ed by men bullies. Nothing to it,
UNIONS HELPBEN MITCHELL
Rep. Benj. Mitchell, senior mem
ber of the lower house, is getting
strong' backing from union labor in
his campaign for re-election from
the 21st district Mitchell during the
last session was the leader in many
of the fights for humane legislation.
Among the organizations which
have endorsed him are: 111. Federa-'
tion of Labor, Chicago Federation of
Labor, Woman's Trade Union league,
Chicago Building Trades Council,
One Day Rest in Seven league,
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen,
Chicago Cooks' and PcStry Cooks'
ass'n, Brotherhood of Raijroad
Switchmen, Liquor Dealers' ass'n,
Public Ownership league, Chicago
Motor club, Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Firemen and Engineers, .Brick
layers and Stonemasons, 111. Taxpay
ers' Alliance and many others.
Among the bills Mitchell fought
for were: One day rest in seven,
anti-injunction bill, semi-monthly
pay bill, women's nine-hour bill, co
operative bill, free employment agen
cies, workmen's compensation law,
10-hour day for 'municipal firemen,
chauffeurs' law and bill to prevent
poisonous fumes or dust in factories
Workmen in Japan wear on their
caps an inscription stating their
business and employer's name.