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X i'wrtfw' l'1Wjrwf!j'3T POPULAR ACTRESS -DYING OF TUBERCULOSIS GIRL IN NUMEROUS JOBS I AT DETECTIVE WORK 1 Scrubbing floors in a cheap restanrant for ten or eleven hours a day is the latest undertaking of Miss elia Emerson, young settle ment worker, who has an income of $10,000 a year. Her income kept it from being a tragedy when she -was discharged from a local restaurant "after four days' ser vice, for inefficiency. Miss Emer son put in the Christmas holidays as a saleswoman in a department store. !Miss Emerson, who came here from Jackson, 18 months ago, and allied nerself with the Women's iTrades Union League, is seeking to' ascertain the true conditions tinder which women work in Chi cago, and to findout if the ten hour law is being violated. "It was awful," confessed "Miss Emerson today. "The department-store girl is lucky compared to he"r sister who works'the whole day on her knees creeping about the dirty floors in suds and slop. (The condition of these poor wo men is deplorable, and their pay is pitifully small. No American girl will do the work. All are for eigners, and few can speak Eng lish." - Miss Emerson's next experi ence will probably be in a factory. When"she completes her detective work she will make affidavit be fore the superior courts as to vio lations, if any, of the ten-hour law, jand as to working conditions tinder which women are forced to para their livings. I Mabel Barrison. " New York, Jan. 16. Miss Ma bel Barrison is dying of "tubercu losis at Saranac Lake, to where she was taken by her husband. 'Joseph Howard, playwright and actor, after-a vam search for re stored health In the southwest. "Miss BatTisorv is best remem bered as the sfar of "The Blue Mouse." Eor many years Miss Barrison was a clever portrayer of children's roles, notably in "The Wizard of ,Oz," "Babes in Toy'land" and "The Land' of Nod." She was born in Chicago, Eya 'Torrance, adopting the stage name of Mabel Barrison. All-night restaurants and all night saloons for New York with the schools and churches work ing on 4-hour shifts: - - Vu'dvfc., 3L7-C . - ... -mj . ' J 1aIA ' J nJttN