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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 21, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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Lieut.-Gov. Barratt O'Hara, who
aspires to the office of United States
senator from Illinois, addressed a
mass meeting at the Empire Theater
last night. His" attacks on the basses,
on big business and particularly on
the trust press of Chicago were well
O'Hara told of his fight for a liv
ing wage for workmen and working
women, an idea which eventually
caused the establishment of the Illi
nois Vice Commission and led to the
establishment of similar commis
sions in 32 states of the union as a
direct result of the success attained
by the Illinois body under the leader
ship of O'Hara. Also, as a direct re
sult of the vice investigations, four
states passed minimum wage laws.
"At the time we questioned Julius
Rosenwald he admitted that he re
ceived a million dollars a year and
that even after he received that
amount there was still seven million
to be divided among stockholders,
while three thousand girls worked for
less than they could possibly live
upon," said O'Hara.
"I can never forget how a little girl
from this big mail-order house told of
receiving $4.50 a week for her ser
vices and that every two weeks ten
cents was taken from her pay en
velope to pay for the water she drank.
"Then I can never forget how 'Dap
per Jimmie' Simpson of Marshall
Field & Co. proudly boasted that if a
man in their employ was married and
had at least one child they would pay
him the enormous sum of $12 a
The lieutenant-governor rapped
Lawrence B. Stringer, whom he term
ed the "straw man of Roger C. Sul
livan," and plead for a "political
revolution" to put the professional
politicians and big business interests,
their backers, out of business for
ever. Other speakers present were E. G.
Ballard, Richard H Colby, Clarence
Withers, who is to make the nw tozl
the county hoard on a labor ticket,
and Captain George Weichelt.
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Puerto Mexico, July 22. Mexico
has probably seen the last of Gen.
Victoriano Huerta. With Gen. Blan
quet, his minister of war, and their
families, he is today en route to King
ston, Jamaica, aboard1 the German
cruiser Dresden. It js understood his
departure was hastened by threats of
attacks by the constitutionalists.
Only Senora Huerta and the chil
dren appeared to be affected by the
parting. Huerta talked with the
newspaper men and paid his respects
to Pres. Wilson, Gen. Carranza and
Gen. Villa by saying they were his
best friends.
Washington, July 21.Tfcat Car
ranza has agreed to make material
concessions to Acting President Car
bajal and that the United States will
give him its unqualified support was
admitted today in official quarters.
This means that he will have the aid
of the United States and the South
American governments in opposing
a.ny counter revolution whether start
ed by Villa or any other malcontent.
XJhihuahua, Mex., July 21. Gen.
Francisco Villa is prepared to depart
today for the south with several thou
sand troops to effect a junction at
Queretaro with the armies of Gen.
Pablo Gonzales and Gen. Alvaro Ob
regon for 'a triumphal occupation of
Mexico City by constitutionalists.
This action was decided on at a con
ference of Villista officers here.
Villa will not take his entire army
south because of the necessity of
protecting the north against the
forces of Pascual Orozco, whom he
considers a menace to the peace of
At least 5,000 soldiers will go. Or
ders were issued today for the repair
of the railroad from Zacatecas to
Aguasi Calientes, in preparation for
the movement. .Felipe Angeles has
gone to Juarez to get supplies needed .
For Villa's artillery column.
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