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FINAU EDITION FINAL EDITION
KING MANUEL STUDYING SOCIAL CONDITIONS
INSTEAD OF CHORUS GIRLS NOW '
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
N. D. Cochran, -g ,Qn 500 South Peoria St
Editor and Publisher, jg . Tel. Monroe 353.
VOL. 2, NO. 178 Chicago, Saturday, April 26, 1913 ONE CENT
THE SHAMEFUL MANNER IN WHICH BEEF
TRUST MAGNATES PROMOTE IMMpRALITY
Girls Imported from Southeastern Europe Are Dumped
"Back o the Yards" and Left, Helpless and Alone
A. F. of L.'s Campaign to Change Con
ditions Begins. Tomorrow,
The first great effort' of the American Federation of' Labor's campaign
to organize the stockyards will be made at the mass meeting to be held in
Columbia, Hall tomorrow afternoon.
Just how much the success' of -the American Federation of .Labor's
campaign mearis'to, the people of Chicago, the people realize as little as they
realize .how ghastly- are the conditions which the tyranny of the packers
has caused in the region "Back o' 'the Yards."
These conditions have been' yearly growing worse ever since the
packers,-with the able assistance of Police Captain Paddy Lavin, broke the
great ;siriKe prim
To take only one side of -those-ci
morality-'the packers-have caused
an immorality which-isas much a
disease as smallpox and as .con
Since the packers broke the strike
of 1904 and boycotted all-union labor,
they-have been "steadily, importing
'foreigners frorq Southeastern Europe
to take the pi apes of the men and
women who, built up the industry.
The packers,, helped by the ship
ping trust, annually importonevthou
sand Polish, Lithuanian, Austrian' and
Bohemian girls and ' dump them
J'Back o,' the Yards." - '
The greaU'raajority ,Qt-thege-girls.
iditions, consider the case of the im-
come in advance of their families.
They are from fourteen to twenty
years old. Few' of them can speak
one word' of English.
The-.girls come to Chicago with
the address of some distant relative,
friend or acquaintance. The packers
have so arranged their imported la
bor schemes that such .addresses are
continually falling into the, hands of
the peasant girls of Europe.
In Chicago, the immigrant girl goes
to the address of her friendi The
friend helps her to find a boarding
place"; explains how o go about get-