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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 31, 1913, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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uating circumstances some reason
why we did not "pay her."
"Have you a copy of that notice
from her parents that everybody re
f ers-to and nobody seems able to pro
duce?" the reporter asked.
Buell had not.
"If Miss Stransky is now only six
teen and worked here three years she
must have been below the age limit
when she went to work," the reporter
suggested. .
"We know nothing about that. We
have her school certificate," Buell re
plied. "We have her school certifi
cate." "Suppose as long as you're sure
you got it, you won't mind letting me
see it," the reporter suggested. "Miss
Stransky says shestarted to work
for you when she was 13."
"I won't let you see it," Buell re
plied with emphasis. "If you want to
know anything further, you go to
Mr. Lehmann."
But, since the man who had
charge of the inspectors didn't know
anything about it, and the cashier
didn't know anything about it, and
the assistant superintendent didn't
know anything about it, and the su
perintendent didn't know anything
about it, the reporter decided not to
waste any time on Lehmann.
The question is: What is the real
reason the Fair refused to pay Agnes
the miserable sum of $4.50 when it
was due her?
And are they letting girls under
fourteen years of age work "for them
in defiance of the law just as Factory
Inspector Nelson claims they violate
the 10-hour law for women?
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Chestertown, Md.f Dec. 31. Four
BOlnpanies oi tne i?utn maryiaiiu
lent are here in anticipation or
gamble at the trial of the two ne-
aes for the murder of James T.
leman. one attempt nas- aireaay
been made to lynch the two men and
another is feared because of the
popular misguided 'opinion that the
negroes cannot be hanged because
they are under 21 years of age and
have confessed.
Phiiladelphia, Dec. 31. The gar
ment makers' strike, which has been
fought for 24 weeks, was declared off
when results of two days' balloting
showed 617 in favor of going back to
work and 519 opposed. Only a third
of the strikers voted.
At one time during the strike 6,000
men and women were out and prac
tically every mill was closed up.
About thirty employers left the man
ufacturers' association and made
peace with the strikers. This left
about 3,000 men and women still out.
Three men were killed as a direct
result of the strike in picket fights.
The state commission of labor, the
city councils and the federal depart
ment of labor failed in attempts to
effect a compromise.
At a mass meeting held Saturday
President Amdur of the Garment
Workers' Union announced that the
treasury was depleted". He said the
New York workers had been sending
from $10,000 to $150,000 weekly to
help the Philadelphia strikers, but
that the New York union now needed
the money and could not contribute
any further.
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Gov. Dunne threw an awful jolt
into the many political experts who
have been doping out the personnel
of the new public utilities commis
sion. Yesterday the governor selected
James E. Quan, wholesale grocer, and
Walter A. Shaw, civil engineer, as
members. These men have hitherto
not been mentioned in connection
with the board.
Quan will in all probability be
chairman of the body. This appoint
ment means that County Treasurer
Wm. L. O'Connell will not be a mem
ber. George W. Fithian may be the
fifth commissioner chosen. '

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