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COLORADO STRIKE PROBLEM
Washington, Nov. 5. With elec
tions out of the way, administration
officials today began to give renewed
attention to the serious problems
the Mexican situatidnand the Colo
While state and war department
authorities disclaim any intent to
make a serious move for ending the
-puzzling Mexican problem, every in
dication today pointed to some de
cisive action to bring to an end the
political uncertainties south of the
Rio Grande. Continued reports of
anti-American agitation give alarm to
officials. Carranza's silence his
only answer to United States de
mands was another vexatious prob
lem. Indications were today that the
administration would not brook de
lay much longer.
In the Colorado strike situation,
election of a Republican governor of
"Colorado lent a new complication.
What his attitude toward presence of
federal troops in the strike district
will be, officials here do not know.
'While the White House denies the
president is "contemplating" closing
down or taking over the Colorado
mines, he nevertheless has asked the
'department of justice what his pow
'ers in the circumstances are. Att'y
Gen. Gregory, it was indicated today,
has not yet rendered his opinion, but
has the question under consideration.
Elections admittedly complicated
the Colorado situation, as they did
the Mexican problem, so administra
tion observers today were freely pre
dicting that decisive steps in both sit
uations would soon he taken.
SIX KILLED IN N. Y. FIRE
-New York, Nov. 5. Six men were
.turned beyond recognition When fire
gutted the Waverly Hotel, a lodging
house at 352 8th av. Other lodgers
.are reported missing.
Mrs. Katharine Goodknieht. 2930
Groveland av., dropped dead in polls! 1
PLEADS FOR WORKING GIRLS
ASKS MORE CONSIDERATION
Better hours for the working girls
and a boycott foe-overworking and
underpaying manufacturers was ad
vocated by Miss Elsa Wertheim talk
ing before the German-American
Women's Club at the La Salle HoteL
She asked the women to be more
considerate of the girl laboring in the
laundry and not to send their goods
to be washed on Monday. Ten-hour
days during the last part of the week
and a lack of work in the early part
was the result.
Most housewives send their wash
ing on Monday and it is Tuesday or
Wednesday before the work is ready
for the actual washing. Then it .has
piled up until the girls must put in i
the longest day the law allows to
clean up the work. Washing done
on Tuesday and Wednesday must be
ironed on Thursday and Friday.
"The woman who shops ethically
will see that she gets her money's
worth and that all preventable evils
have been done away with in the
manufacture jof goods purchased,"
said Miss Wertheim.
"When a woman knows any food
stuff is manufactured where em
ployes are underpaid, overworked or
forced to submit to unhealthful con
ditions then that woman's duty is
to refuse to buy.
"Canned goods put up by young
women forced to work ten hours a
day should be passed up by the wom
an shopper. She should refuse" to buy
where clerks are underpaid or over
worked. Such rules will be the ethics
of the shopping of the future.
"The conditions in the laundries
are very bad because-of housewives'
thoughtlessness," she told the wom
en. "The laundresses are rushed to
death the latter part of the week and
without employment during. the first
of the week. Ten-hour days are the
rule in the laundries on Thursdays,
Fridays and Saturdays."
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