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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 28, 1913, Image 4

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The evidence in regard to the shoe
trust taken by the O'Hara vice com
mission at Springfield will be sent
verbatim to Rep. Hill ofHlinois and
by him read into the congressional
- This, statement was made by Lieut.
Gov. Barratt O'Hara here today. The
object of haying" the testimony show
ing that the shoe" trust works girls
12 and 13 and 14 hours a day for
a mere pittance read to Congress is
to bar the powerful shoe trust lobby
from the floor of the House.
The O'Hara commission will re
turn to Springfield today, and re-open
its inquiry into lpw wages there. The
Springfield newspapers are fighting
the low wage probe bitterly.
Next Friday the commission will
return to Chicago, and sit here. At
that time a number of the wealthiest
flat owners in the city will be called
before the commission.
"Rents in" Chicago," said Lieut.
Gov. O'Hara- today, "are shamefully
high. I propose to find out why.
"I suppose there will be the same
sort of criticism of such, a move as
there was of the low wage probe,
and-the same old cry-that low wagek
and high rents have nothing to do
with vice.
"But they have. Rents in Chicago
ar,e so high that they prevent thou
sands of young men marrying each
year. And they cause thousands-of
young couples to take into their
homes as roomers-young men and
women of whom they know nothing.
;That is bad for everyone concerned
except the landlord.
"I understand that landlords have
doubled their investment within a
few years by charging exorbitant
rents. The commission is going' to
find out about it."
Nearly two-thirds of alj the letters
carried by the postal service of the
world are written, sent to. and read
by English7speaking..people. . , .,JSr
Major James Miles, chief of the po
lice efficiency bureau, today reported .
to the mayor that every attempt to
get Judge Mahoney to make any spe
cific charges of police inefficiency in
the Desplaines street district has
been unavailing.
In sending the report to the mayor,
Civil Service Commissioner Flynn
said it shows "that Judge Mahoney
has no explicit information on which
a further investigation can be made."
The other way of stating what
Miles and Flynn said is simple. It
is just saying that Judge Mahoney
was fourflushing when he made his
extraordinary charges against the
Desplaines police, and that he suffer
ed a bad case of cold feet when his
bluff was" called.
The report of Miles probably
means that the civil service commis
sion will-make no investigation into
Mahoney's charges.
This is little (to the liking of Police
Captain Meagher. Mahoney reflected,
on Meagher's efficiency and honesty,
and Meagher wants a thorough in
vestigation to clear him".
Racine, Wis. Franksville postof
fice entered by robbers. $300 taken
in stamps' and money. "Yeggmen"
piled sacksr of flour around safe to
deadensound of explosion.
Detroit, Mich. Cracksmen blew
safe at Automobile Stop Inn. Got be
tween $800 and $900 in cash and
drank bottle of best champagne.
Sterling, III. Verna Knox, 24,
schoolteacher, declaring to cousin
she was getting color for magazine
story, rehearsed suicjde several
times.- Today blew out her. brains
with shotgun.
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All in nature is harmonious; hence,
if we be' not in harmony .with our
selves it must be that we are not .in
acprj3e with, pur true nature,.

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