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ALL 'ROUND TOWN!
What girl in Chicago has got the
blackest dark eyes of 'em all? Some
people guess it's Miss Agnes Burns,
organizer for the Woman's Trade
Union league. i
"My father was a coal miner and
all my brothers were coal miners,"
said Miss Burns at her desk in Mor
timer bldg., to a Day Book man. "I
came from the black country of
"The union districts of Southern
Illinois are always' suffering from
competition with 'the non-union
mines of Kentucky. The non-union
coal from Kentucky always gets first
right of way on the -railroads. Union
coal is last to be sold on the market.
That's why union men are nut of
work more months of the year.
'The strike in the spar mines at
Rosiclaire now is a big thing. The
town is on the Ohio river, close to
the Kentucky non-union district. If
we win we drive a wedge into enemy
"The Rockefellers and other New
York interests'have bought heavily
lately in that section. Kentucky may
become to the middle west what Col
orado has been in the western labor
Suppose a workingman spends
nine or ten hours a day every day but
Sunday all the year round working
in a factory. And suppose this
workingman gets sick. . ( .
What is it? It's a case of a hu
man machine laid up for repairs.
Who ought to pay the repair cost?
Well, the workingmr-n himself and
the factory and the state ought to
chip in and all three of them stand
the cost of doctors' bills and wage
That's about the nutshell of what
they said yesterday afternoon in a
health insurance conference at the
City club. Dr. John B. Andrews,
from New York, was main speaker.
He is president of the American As
sociation for Labor Legislation. A'
few years ago he led the agitation
that ended with laws to stop making
matches so as to give the workers
"the phossy jaw."
It would seem safer these days to
leave your jewels lying around loose
and lock up the bread and milk.
About the only real way out of the
bread situation is homemade bread.
Then you can add three more
cents to the price of a loaf of bread
and get a quart of milk.
It's tough we can't have our own
A lady writer to The Day Boole
wants to know3 why the alley back of
her home isn't oleaned up a bit by
the city. She says it's" a fright for
her youngsters to have to play near
such a lot of rubbish, tin cans, etc.
One slant at some of the alleys
around town leads us to believe that
it wouldn't be a bad idea to do' some
cleaning. This is sort of a house
cleaning season, anyway.
ACT 'TO PREVENT ANOTHER
EPIDEMIC OF TYPHOID
War on typhoid has been declared.
A body of experts Thursday began a
study of water and sewer conditions
in the district between 4"ith and. 87th
streets. An epidemic occurred in this
district last winter.
The subcommittee of the health
committee of the city council ap
pointed the following to probe:
Isham Randolph, Lyman E. Cooley
and Langon Pearse of the sanitary
district, Cicero D. Hill of board of lo
cal improvements, W. A. Nelson and
W. R. Watthews of beau of sewers,
and Frank W. Sadler, chief engineer
of 68th street pumping station.
One of the duties of the commish
will be to fix the responsibility for
the conditions which caused the epi
demic last winter: Dumping of refuse
into the lake will be looked into and
a general action against a recur
rence of the epidemic taken.