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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 31, 1913, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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Mr. John Mitchell,, the weH-known
labor leader, who urged upon the
American Federation of Labor at the
Seattle convention -the necessity of
women workers being organized, will
address the members and friends of
the Women's Trade Union League at
their tenth anniversary dinner, Sun
day evening, January 4, 6 o'clock, at
Thompson's, 60 West Madison street.
He is coming from New York pur
posely to speak at this dinner.
Senator Walter Clyde Jones, who
introduced the bill for the limitation
of the hours for women workers four
years ago in the state legislature and
haB since that time championed all
the protective legislation for women
workers, will speak on "The Estab
lishment of Protective Legislation for
Women Workers in Illinois."
Miss Agnes Nestor, president tf the
league, will act as toastmistress, and
greetings will be given by Mr. John
Pitzpatrick, Miss Mary E. McDowell,
Mrs. Raymond Robins, Misses Anna
E. Nichols, Emma Steghagen, Jane
Addams, Elizabeth Maloney, Mary
Anderson, Mary McEnerney, Bessie
. Abramonitz and Alice Henry.
N 'The Women's Trade Union League
ask that reservations be made not
later than Friday morning, January 2,
at room. 609, 166 W. Washington
street. "The dfnner is seventy-five
cents a plate.
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New York, Dec. 31. Three women
and five men perished in a fire which
destroyed a five-story brick tenement
on Monroe street, one of the most
thickly populated sections of the
East Side. Seven others were in
jured, six seriously. Stairways were
burned away and fire escapes blocked
before firemen reached the scene.
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Dr. Austin Peters of Harvard says
that a hog, if given half a chance,
would be a gentleman. Who wants
a gentlemanly porker anyhow? ,
New York, Dec. 31. Robert E.,
Peary, discover of the North Pole,
commenting on the contemplated
trip of Sir Ernest Shacketon across
the Antarctic plateau, declared he be
lieved Shackleton had every chance
of succeeding in one of the most re
markable polar expeditions ever at
tempted. Peary was skeptical, however,
about Shackleton's announced plan
of carrying with him motor sledges
driven by aeroplane propellers and a
"clipped winged" aeroplane to be
used in traveling over the ice.
"The cold interferes with the
operation of machinery," he "said,
"and renders it useless. With dogs,
when one collapses and is no longer
of use he may be used as food or
fuel food for the other dogs or for
the men. The late Captain "Scott ex
perimented with ponies, but even
they were not equal to dogs. The
ponies might be used as food for the
men, but not for the other ponies."
Peary expressed the opinion that
the trip would have been a "walk
over" for men trained and having the
benefit of the experience of the trip
to the North Pole in the Peary ex
pedition and regretted he had been
unable to raise the necessary funds.
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After confessing to his employer,
Otto Scholtz, 4300 North Crawford
avenue, that he set fire to his work
shop at Elston and Harding avenues,
six times and caused the blaze in the
Pies planing mills, causing a loss of
$50,000, Otto Schaffler, 1711 Shef
field avenue, was found lying injaj
pool of blood on the front porch
the former's home with a bullet hoi
in his head.
Scholtz was taken into custody
the police, but was, released after
Schaffler regained consciousnes
long enough to make a statement
.that he attempted to destroy his life.

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