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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 12, 1911, Image 15

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BLAMES IMMIGRATION '
w FOR OVERFLOW OF IDLE
Ir Declaring that more than 75,
(XX) workers are now idle in 1111
no'is, Edwin R. Wright, president
"fo,f the Illinois State Federation
" 6f Labor, yesterday- sent' a com
" munication to the-bureau of im
migration, asking a federal in
vestigation of the causes of un
. employment.
It is urged that the flood of im
'migration be diverted from this
Estate. A similar letter will 'be sent
rto each of the Illinois represen
tatives in congress,, asking for
more stringent immigration laws.
n'' In his letter to the immigration
department Mr. Wright said:
r Work is far from plentiful and
rthe indications point to a still
further increase of , idleness.
s Your department seems to con
sider Illinois one of the centers
5for the dumping of enormous
numbers of newly arrived immi
grants. This appears to be a rea
sonable conclusion, as two-thirds
of the public school children in
Chicago are the offspring of foreign-born
parents.
The trade unions of Illinois do
not necessarily object to foreign
speaking workers when coming
here for the purpose of founding
a home for families, but we do ob
ject to'the breaking-down of our
institutions by the constant over-
Sgsupply of the labor market with
alien labor.
We respectfully submit that it
is neither fair to the workers al-
jjH-ouj niduiisucu ncic liui iu 111c
foreigner seeking the bestH place
to locate.
We will Velcomeaninvestiga
tion as to the unemployment in
Illinois. : . J i.v,"
THE
-r-r-o o r-i o4
TEAL- -SPIRIT' OF
CHRISTMAS :V;r
As feltby the tired little cash'girL
Ever Notice It?
"You rpay say what you like!"
From a woman's oft heard ;
Then she keeps on, by jing, ,
So you can't say a word.
Boston Evening Transcript
. o o
Hiram Johnson is taking the
placing"of official advertising in
to his Jwn hands arid the organs
of "the interests" in California
are howling so that you can't hear
the four-legged cayotes.- r
A man out looking, for sym
pathy gets i o be awf ufcareless of
the truth, " ' - - - -

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