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She gave statistics showing that 45
per cent of her trade suffered from illness during the year. Mary Anderson of the Women's Trade Union league, a -shoe worker, told of the horrible "conditums -which prevailed because of the piecework system which keeps the women working at top speed'for ten hours a day to earn enough to live. Francis Kilduff, pres. of the HI. Re tail Dry Goods ass'n, did not openly oppose the bill. Instead he suggest ed several ways to delay it indefin itely. He advocated a sub-commTttee which would make an investigation in Chicago and Other cities. This would take several weeks.- He ajso urged that if the eight-hour day was established that it be done gradually and pleaded against legislation which would disorganize every concern in the state which employed women: - o o RUSSIANS AROUSED BY THREAT OF GERMAN OFFICIALS - Petrograa". Berlin's official an nouncement that Polish government buildings, villages and estates are to be burned by Germans has aroused Russian people. That Russia will counter with equally drastic reprisals against East Prussian towns is considered certain. Petrograd papers today called upon government to adopt strict "eye for an eye" policy. They urged that the grand duke s armies follow German example and burn "three villages or estates for each one leveled by the enemy." In every section of Poland, except at Ossowetz and around Gredno, where no heavy fighting is going on, Russians are on offensive. German attempt against Przasnysz apparent ly has been abandoned. Constantinople. French battle ship Bouvet, bombarding Dardanelles forts, has heen sunk by guns of Tur kish orts. No mention of fate of the crew. PROTEST USE OF JOHN WORTHY SCHOOL FOR DOPE FIENDS A committee representing the ILL Hospital Managers' ass'n will appear before the council finance, committee today to protest against the county going to the unnecessary expense of transferring the' boys in the John Worthy school to the Oliver Gold smith school to use the former for a "dope fiends' " hospital, when the hospitals of Chicago could save, the taxpayers money by taking care of the victims. Here are the developments in the drug situation. Twenty victims sent to County hos pital by Judge Scully. TJr. Roger Vaughn, County hos pital, surprised' at small number of "coke fiends" brought in. Says they- must have large supply cached. Dr. A. L. Blunt, 9 W. Harrison, and Joseph Langerman, 546 S. Dearborn, subpoenaed" to- appear "before U. S. Com'r Mason to answer charge of selling morphine to George Foster, a negro. o o TWO HURT IN RIOT WHEN SILK WEAVERS WALK OUT Summit, N. J., March 9. In a riot which followed a walkout of 175 silk weavers at the mills of the Summit Silk Co. Bramley H. Abdnur received stab wound which will result in loss of his left eye and Mugerdich Gulam erian was shot through the left leg. o o MINE STRIKE AVERTED Cincinnati, March 19. Operators and representatives of 15,000 miners in New River, West Virginia, cold fields averted strike by signing four year agreemenL Longest peace pact ever drawn by miners and operators. CHILD CHOKED BY DOC; DED New York. Thomas Santerano, 5, choked to death by pet dog, which playfully tugged at "rope they were playng with! caught around child's neck.