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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 19, 1912, Image 23

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THE "DARLING" OF THE STOCKYARDS AND A FIGHTER
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Miss Mary McDowell.
;,, Chicago -university has1 two
settlements,, one. in the .aristo
cratic region, near the university
and the of her a few' hundred feet
from a square mile of slaughter
houses the Chicago stockyards.
"One was located among' the
'swells' and the other m the
'smells. "Explained Miss Mary
McDowell, me plump, jolly biue-.
eyed Scotchwoman, who Is. the
darling of the Packingtpwn.
However, Chicago pebple are
more apt to refer to Miss Mc
Dowell as "the stockyards angel."
fAnd in the stockyard's-district, to
; thousands of Polish and.JLithuan
iari workers and their families,
"Mees" McDowell is an angel. As
the Jiead .of the settlement she
hears all of the troubles, heart
aches, misery and, once in a
while, laughter of many foreign
ers herded together in squalid
tenement's.
A SJavic mother, with her lit
tle children clinging frightened
to her skirts pitifully weeps, otit
a story of a drunken brute of a
husband. That is Miss McDow-.

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