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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 06, 1912, Image 4

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interested herself on one side or
the other in politics.
And she became, attracted by
the sociological side of the Pro
gressive platform, and threw in
her lot with the Bull Moose.
It is admitted that Democrats
and Republicans,who in the past
have helpedsupport Hull House
did their best to keep Miss
Addams from openly joining the
new party.
At the convention today, Miss
Addams sat in the front row of
the Illinois delegation.
She was the center of interest
until Roosevelt appeared, and
scores of men and women stopped
to congratulate her on the prom
inence she was giving the cause
of women by her activity in be
half of the Bull Moose.
"Haven't you doctors decided
yet what is the matter with old
"No. We don't know yet how
aiuch'hcis worihV' " ' "
And there werernore women ih
the Coliseum today than ever bV
fore attended a national political
Many women attended the Re
publican convention in June. But
mostly they were society womenj
who came to sho woff their jew
The women in the Coliseum to
day were different. Not only did
they nearly all wear plaih clothes,
but the majority looked like
working women.
Roosevelt, in his "confession of
faith" speech gave much atten
tion to the women of the country
and their problems.
He came out flatly for a fixed
minimu mwage for all women
He said that tenement manufacture-
was a serious menace trf
health, education and childhood
and should be strictly prohibited.
He said that working women
should combine for their ownpro
He said that the Fallot was as
necessary for the one sex as for
the other, and flatly declared for
woman suffrage.
He said that women should not
be permitted to " work at jobs
which require them to be on their
feet all the time.
He said that women should not
be employed in any trade for at
least eight weeks during the time
He said that the employment
of women over forty-eight hours
a week was abnormal arid should
be stopped.
He' iaad thatva"i right labor1 for

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