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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 19, 1913, Image 3

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of it it is so terrible to contemplate
t to me, and you girls who have little
sisters will know all of the shudder
ing fear, and perhaps you will" do
what mother is too busy to bother
with find out where and under -what
conditions your little sister works
and find-out, too, what she does with
her evening hours
There are other horrible conditions
under which women work. A whole
sale grocery house in this town has
a Mason jar cleaning department
since the law went into effect, makr
ing it necessary to' clean these jars
before, fruit is put into them.
There are big tubs in this 'rpom,
filled with water. The floor of the
-Jflace is of concrete, but there are
many depressions in it, where the
water splashed over from, the tubs
gathers, and in these pools women
stand washing 72 jars an hour, put
ting them again in their cases, car
rying these cases to another room
and lifting them on to shelves, often
above their heads. For this work
they are paid $6 a week. Several of
the women are crippled with rheu
matism one of them is addicted 'to
cocaine she is always bright and
happy, always singing, but she dis
appears every little while behind a
row of boxes and takes the "dope"
that, gives her courage and a fajse
strength to keep on with this work.
Her feet are so swollen that she slits
the largest shoes she can get. And,
those poor swollen feet are' always
I know the. naihe- of this grocery
house, and I shall never again be,able
to eat their preserved fruit I "would
always see that woman who work on
'dope" and who suffers the tortures
of Hell in order that she may earn a
miserable $6.
I have told you of, these conditions
as gently as I could, riut I wish you
might have heard the lady who talked
to mte tell of them. s The tears were
in her eyes, a pain was in my heart,
and I wished I ,had been a Tvorld of
women instead of just one that I
might have had the powernbt only to
force these employers to pay- a living
wage, but to take the scales from
their' eyes and show them that they
are responsible "for the conditions
which surround their employes.
o-o ''
King George.
Athens, March 19. It is rumored
here, that the assassination, of King
George is the beginning of an anar
chist plot, hatched, at Volo,-tp murder
the rulers of all Balkan states. Czar
Ferdinand of Bulgaria-,- King Nicholas!
of Montenegro, and King Peter of
Seryia, are said to be marked.
. Salonika, March 19. King Con-'
stantine I, the new ruler of Greece,,
reached here today to direct the re-r
moval of the body of his assassinated
father to Athens.
Constantine, who is, popular With,

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