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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 16, 1912, Image 4

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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
!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.
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: -
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