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GOING TO PROBE UNDERPAYING
AND OVERWORKING SYSTEM
The system, of underpaying and
overworking girls in the department
stores as well as laundries, restau
rants and hotels will receive a jolt, if
the ten inspectors ent out by the
new Dep't of Public Welfare get re
sults from their inquiries.
The investigator's work is many
fold. Among the evils to be reported
on, according to Mrs. Lenora Z. Med
er, head of the bureau, is the crook
ed employment agency.
"We may find that the nefarious
employment agency is the most fruit
ful cause of vice in the city," said
She believes that many of the so
called employment agencies where
female help is handled have a secret
understanding with the owners of
Ndrth Side Greek restaurants.
The wages of a girl in the depart
ment stores and its relation to white
slavery will probably come under the
eyes of the investigators.
DRUG CLERKS WANT 10 HOURS
Most mistakes of the druggist in
compounding prescriptions is caused
by overworking their clerks, accord
ing to the members of the Chicago
Ass'n of Drug Clerks.
Many of the clerks work from 12
to 16 hours daily and when tired
often make errors that are danger
ous to the sick ones.
The association in a meeting last
night decided to ask the Illinois leg
islature to pass an act limiting the
hours of drug clerks to ten a day,
with one day of rest every two weeks.
THINGS BEGIN TO LOOK BETTER
The outlook for the working man
this winter is somewhat better if
conditions in the large iron works
may be taken as an indicator.
The American Bridge and Struc
tural Iron Works has added 2,000 to
the payroll of its Chicago shops. The
Central Locomotive and Car Works
of Chicago Heights is running at nor
mal and those laid off recently have
been taken back.
The stockyard workers share in
the renewed activity. Morris & Co.
doubled the force in the soups, oleo
and fertilizer plants, giving 1,000
men new jobs. Other packers may
The starch works at Argo, brick,
paint and clothing factories are tak
ing men back that were laid off at
the beginning of war in Europe and
depressed feeling here.
JOSEPH D'ANDREA SHOT
Joseph D'Andrea, business agent of
the Tunnel Miners' Union, was shot
in the hip and seriously wounded by
a man known to the police as "Joe,"
at Harrison and Halsted sts. last
The man approached D'Andrea as
he talked with friends. He held out
his hand until the business agent
gasped it and then pulled a sawed
off shotgun from his pocket.
D'Andrea struck the gun, as it went
off and the charge hit hip hip. At
the hospital he said that the man was
a member of his union. The police
believe that his assailant was anger
ed because D'Andrea fired him from
"Hello, Bugg, how is it you're not
living in the parsonage garden any
"Well, I got a hunch it was to de
part when I heard the parson remark
'let us pray.' "