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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 22, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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there, has written to John D. Rocke
feller, Jr., asking him to see her and
let her tell him the grievances of his
former employes. She had dreamed
a dream of acting as -an unofficial
mediator between Rockefeller and
the strikers of Colorado.
"I'll never hear at all from the
young man," she said to me sadly.
"He hasn't even a polite' excuse for
an old woman. I might have known,
though, that the man who would per
mit his gunmen to shoot down wo
men and boil babies in oil wouldn't
want to hear the miners' side.
"But you see I've just come from
Colorado from the strike zone. I
have a photograph right here of the
.little boy whose head was shot off
while he was getting a drink for his
dying mother. I haven't been able
to get my mind off the horror of Lud
low. "
"I thought just for a minute that
perhaps Rockefeller was not as bad
as he has been painted. But I'll never
hear from him. I know it now. Why,
'' a mother might just as well have
written to Herod to ask him why he
ordered the slaughter o fthe inno
cents! That's all Rockefeller is an
other but crueler Herod!"
"They're all alike, those capital
ists," Mother Jones continued! in the
deep, booming voice that shows the
astonishing triumph of an ageless
spirit over age.
"They're all Christians in China
and India and savages in their own
country. The reason they all give
so much money to foreign missions is
because they want to keep Christian
ity where it can't do any harm
where it can't interfere with business.
Business is their Cod! They all wor
ship it. '
"I tell John D. Rockefeller and all
3hers like hi mthat the men Christ
scourged from the temple, the
money-changers, were men like him
and Morgan and Carnegie. And I
warn them that another scourging
of the money-changers is close at
Rome, May 22. A woman believed
to be Mrs. Mary R. Flavelle of Chi
cago was found seriously injured in
a second-class compartment of a
train from Florence to Perugia, with
a revolver wound in her head. The
weapon evidently had been fired at
close range.
She was taken unconscious to a
hospital, where she was identified by
a tag detached from her handbag
which was missing. Letters of credit
issued by the First National Bank of
Chicago were found hidden in her"
Recovering consciousness for a
few minutes she declared she ahd
been attacked by a young man, who"
robbed her of her handbak. Her
condition is critical.
Mrs. Flavelle is 67 years old and
has spent a great many years in so
cial service work in Chicago.
Mrs. Flavelle gave up her house at
2306 North Clark street late in Feb
ruary and turned over her affairs to
Dr. Frederick Noyes, Park Ridge, and
Philip Clarkson, her attorney.
Mrs. Flavelle is 67 years old. By
a strange series of deaths she is prac
tically without relatives. For many
years she was connected with the
Chicago Relief and Aid Society. For
the past two years she has been con
nected with the Chicago Legal Aid
" She is the widow of George W.
Flavelle, a trunk dealer, who died in
o o
MHny Greenland women are bald
on the sides of the head through the
fashion they follow of pulling the hair
back tightly and tying it with a rib
o o
Of course-, the women knew we
couldn't possibly get along without
them. But you never heard of a fe
male hermit, did you? Cincinnati

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