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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 06, 1913, Image 12

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If the Illinois Progressive leg
islators don't watch out, they'll
find themselves unpopular with
jthe newspapers.
For they had a meeting in Chi
cago on Saturday, and decided to
keep all the premises they made
during the campaign and some
of the promises, if kept, might
hurt the business of tig adver
tisers. Chas. E. Merriam, as chairman
of the joint committee to draft
bills, reported several progres
sive measures ready for intro
duction. The minimum wage law pro
vides for a commission of three,
bne of them a woman, to inquire
into wages paid to women and
minors, and to make recommend
ations where wages are insuffi
cient to provide good living con
ditions. The commission is to have
power to establish a wage board
of two employers, two workers,
and one other citizen to act as
umpire; to provide full publicity
in the press and all conditions of
labor of women and minors.
If the Progressives get such a
jaw passed, there will be an offi
cial investigation into the starva
tion wages paid women and girls
by Chicago's big -stores.
The report of the Vice Com
mission shows that the average
wage of women and girls in de
partment stores is $6 a week ; and
that the minimum wage should
not be less than $8, because a girl
can't live decently on less in Chi
cago. Other bills ready are for the
Oregon plan of electing U. S. sen
ators; corrupt practices act; ini
tiative, referendum and recall;
woman suffrage; commission on g
state expenditures and full train
o o
Berlin, Jan. 6. The little czare
vitch, only son of the czar, has
lost his job as heir apparent to
"the Russian throne.
The czar, by imperial ukase,
has announced the Grand Duke
Dimitri Pavlovitch, son of the
Grand Duke Paul, as the new
The czarevitch lost his job be
cause of his recent injury. No
body is sure what that injury
was. Some say it was an illness
that crippled him; others that he
was stabbed in the groin by nihilists.
New York, Jan. 6. The one
and only Caruso sang a new word
into Rosea at the Metropolitan
Opera House here. He did it
with great expression. The word
was ouch. 1 he expression was fj
one oi painiui surprise.
The ca'use was' a long and
sharp hatpin sticking out of the
headgear of Geraldine Farrar.
Caruso embraced Geraldine, as re
quired by the opera, and the hat
pin stuck into his thumb.
Caruso was the only person
who did not laugh.

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