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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 16, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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Francis G. Porter, broker, fined
$50,000 damage suit against A. R.
Carqueville, Highland Park. Malicious
prosecution alleged.
Ray Foster, Bloomington, III., fined
$25 and qosts on complaint of annoy
ance by Margaret Staudt, 17, 530 W.
43d st.
Wm. Pettis, att'y, Tribune bldg.,
sued for $25,000 by L. A. Sherwin,
att'y, City Hall Square bldg., alleg
ing slander.
Over 600 women applied for job as
bathroom attendant in public schools.
Pays $660 year. .
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Esther Falkenstein Settlement
Woman's club to meet Thursday at
1917 N. Richmond St., 2 p. m. Mrs.
B. Lucas, speaker.
Arthur M. Lewis will make a "Re
to Father Donat's neV book on the
freedom of science," Sunday 2:30 p.
m.. at the Garrick theater.
.Afternoon and evening speaking
classes of the Woman's Party of
Cook County to meet starting Thurs.,
8:30 g. m'. H. H. Hardinge, conductor.
"Efficiency" topic at luncheon of
N. W. Side Comm'l Ass'n, Thurs.,
Feb. 18. at Gersten's cafe, Division
and Ashland av., at noon.
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Big-hearted old Mother Jones, on
the way back to ''her children" in
the Colorado mines, left Chicago last
night. She left her regards to Chi
cago friends in these words i
"You must have faced the guns of
the soldiers, the fire and the prisons
in Colorado, to understand the phil
osophy of capitalism.
"We are a lot of moral cowards or
we wouldn't stand for such oppres
sion. Over 25 years ago I preached
to -the people to watch their congress
men. "They work for a man, elect him,
send him away and then never stop
to see whether he Is voting in their in
terest or that of big business.
"Pdght now in Chicago they are
hollering 'Hurrah for Harrison! Hur
rah for Olson!' and it doesn't make
any difference which of the 'regulars
gets in. He is not there in the inter
ests of the people.
r iiqihiin -rrra a-va 011V cmninl Tenrlrprs
with their noses in the air. They
claim to be bettering conditions.
"Meanwhile, we have thousands of
overworked telephone girls that will
be physical wrecks in a few years
working over their switchboards.
What are they doing for them?
"In Marshall Field's sub-basements
we have girls going blind because
they work all day down there with no
daylight and when they come out it is
night. They see the sun only on holi
davs or when they are too ill to work.
"As long as the 'society' women of
the city patronize Marshall Field's
store and stand for the conditions the
girls will get no better. These same
social workers and settlement work
ers that 'toil so hard' helping for
eigners go down into the basement
below the earth and. buy from the
girls without sunlight.
"It will be hard to fight against
these conditions because the police
force and other citv departments take
their orders from, the mayor and. he hx

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