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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 03, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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WrfS.SJ for a week's work; 111 drew
$3" pay every week, 104, $4 a week
and 189 were paid $5 a week.
The 518 girls claimed that 550 of
their jobs either the first or the last
position, ha dpaid less than a dollar
a day $6 a week. Twenty-seven
jobs paid $15, the highest wage that
any of the 518 girls could honestly
earn. Actresses without an excep
tion drew the $15 weekly stipend.
Factory girls are the most numer
ous among the 518 who. worked along
commercial lines, 166 factory jobs
were either the first or last work of
some of the girls. Next in the line
come waitresses with 164 jobs; 130
worked as waitresses when they
finally fell into the "easy life" that" led
to the morals court.
The last work of 26 girls was in a
laundry, 54 as clerks, 24 sewing, 14
on the stage and 5 as phone girls; 221
started at housework, while 118 were-l-aii anchored mines except for strictly
working as .maids, cooks and clean
ers when they embarked in an im
moral life; 48 never worked.
Seventy-four out of the 518 .left
school at or before the age of 11; 132
before the age. of 13; 258 before they
were 14, and 363 at the age of 14 or
Nineteen entered high school; 13
finished their 2d year, 5 the 3d, and'
only one among 5l8r claimed a com
plete high school education.
o o
, Chicago police are looking for John
Gray, alias "Prof." Vail, a clairvoy
ant who formerly had offices at 91
Dqwner pi., Aurora. "Prof." Vail
mde'his getaway from that city yes
terday when police called to ask him
of his dealing with Emma Peterson,
the third victim of Aurora's maniac
slugger. Yesterday it Was learned
tfiat the murdered girl was seen com
ing from the "parlors" a few minutes
before she was murdered.
Vail is supposed to have $400 worth
of cocaine which was shipped to him
from Indiana last week.
Washington. Germany's reply to
American suggestions for solution of
international problems arising from
hunger war and death zone gave of
ficials today no cause for rejoicing.
In -brief, the German answer is:
"Germany is willing to relax its
undersea war, except on ships carry
ing contraband or owned in enemy's
countries BUT England must stop
using the American flag as a shield
for her commerce. (England has
shown no disposition to grant this
Germany desires American super
vision of food distribution td the Ger
man civil population BUT England
has not inclined thus far to grant
such concession.
Germany do.es not- agree to the
American suggestion for abandoning
defensive purposes and this leaves
the -mine situation in the "death
zone" much as it "how is.
3ermany contends that interfer
ence with articles on the declaration
of London free list should be stopped
but England and France have pro
claimed their intent virtually to
blockade Germany and to salt all
ships inbound or outbound.
Berlin, via Amsterdam. All heads
of households In Berlin were ordered
to furnish the government an esti
mate of amount of flour they have
on hand. Figures must be handed in
London. Crew of trawler Saphire,
which struck a mine in North sea yes
terday, was landed at Hull today. Ves
sel went to bottom.
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John Quinlan, 55, 715 S.- Gentral
Park av., foreman of the Harrison st
pumping station, missing since Sat
urday. Left Lomax saloon, Harrison
and State, to walk across river to
work. Not seen since. Friends sus
pect foul play Had not missed a day
of w.orkin.26yeai

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