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NZWS, SFOR1 QOIrE AND CUMiUS THE Nl D. Cochran, . Editor and Publisher. DAYBOOK 500 SouthPeoria St. i Tel: Monroe 353. VOL. 2, TIP. 138 Chicago, Tuesday, arch 11? 1913 ONE CENT STATE STREET STORES IN CONSPIRACY WITH BIG BUSINESS TO KILL WAG&INQUIRY Lehmqn'Cornered, Admits Association of 'Stores Lieut. Gbv. O7 Hard 'Charges Millionaires Held 'Secret Meeting to Decide What Testimony to Give., , j. ' - i " ' 'By Don MacGregpf. i -The Slate: street. department stores, as.'ab.ody, joined in the conspiracy of , Big Business ta.choke.off the'low wages jnvdstigatlbn'.of the senate, white siave commission. . , k ..', - This.twas -brought put by Lieutenant Governor Bar'ratt O'Hara atihe session1 of the, commission, held in the crowded red room of the Hotel LaSalle yesterday afternoon... - . . . . . x - ' "The realization that .the stores, ad' sof earned an exposure of their swol len profits -and low wages that they had met tQgbth'ej'and conspired to'derjy he demand.of the people, of Illinois for ijusticaaiiled every person at the aii pay long tne, crowd naq.,sat tnere, ratneriisxessiy mi.nionaires. m tlie front row; magazine writers in the next; &ndth& Women vof the, mis- ireiy curious ueiiuiu mcin. ' I' at the' pointed. .que.stionVjof. the commis-; sions.ithe politicians and the rere ne millionaires naa sneereu a had sioners: the magazine writers scri$bldbUsllyV the women of' the UIISSIUIIS. V,. . . , .. - ".'SUrerjr'.tnere is no 'more, pitiful thing. than, to. hear a woman sneer' at oiiVof 'hVr fallen sisters .". Yet they, didjt yesterday, and'the ones. ,WKor."did it called themselves- mjssfon,- aries.'and1 used the nam"e.6f Christmas. they;'sheered. , vWhenW;, C: VEhdrn'e.vice' president p.'f Montgomery 'Wafd&' Co., -potn-poft1&y'ftro&'fWBtami litfd' slurred ,the wfinlknhbod of 'Dlinofs' a sort of' fitisn. fele.Ytte;pbni.',Tlie feilehctf'VaS' can live jon;4 st wee qilite. easily." And the. woman who said that is connecied with Xiie Florence Critten den home.'"" J . . . "Dapper Jimmie" Simpsoii had. de fled the people of! !fllinpls. again by once Tnore"refung to jtell howmucK Marshall.eld'liad made.out of them the last year. ' f Joseph Basch, of Siegel Ctooper, & ,Co., had, taken the .siid,- ah uhad sqUirraedAand dodged and. evaded'like "a slippery eel, until the. whole, room laughed. at him. . ;.. v k Thbrrie foUoyerfBasch. Thorpe was. theKflrst-ehsatlon o itie- Say.