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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 29, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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"We ask that for -women the long
workday be cut from ten hours to
eight hours. And for the child work
ers between 14 and 16 we ask that
the workday be abolished entirely in
factories and all biita.ew necessary
employments, such asstreet work
' "These little mothers of the future
are many of them girls who will mar
ry and bring up children. The ques
tion we are raising before the legis
lature is whether it is fair to the chil
dren of the uture to drive these girls
into factories and shops before they
have had a decent chance to develop
ttieir bodies and train their minds.
t "So we demand that Illinois laws
shall keep out of factories and place
in schools" those girls between 14 and
16 now working.
"Our present child labor law in Illi
nois prohibits night work for children
under 16. The new measure prohibr
its night work for child-girls under l$f
"Our present child labor law in UlT
nois provides an eight-hour day for
children under 16. Our new measure
extends the eight-hour day provision
to girls under 18."
A letter sent to all Illinois manufac
turers by their association says that
a general meeting "of those visiting
Springfield will be held in the Y. M.
C. A., Tuesday morning, March .30."
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J The Illinois Central Railroad, one
of the bitterest foes of union labor in
(Jhicago, has introduced another plan
by which they hope to lop off oper
ating expenses and declare larger
' Yesterday at the 57th and 60th st.
stations of the road women ticket
punchers were placed at work. They
were both formerly employed by the
road as ticket agents. They say 'their
pay has been increased for accepting
(he new jobs. But they are receiving
less money than the men whose
places they have taken.
Officials of the road admit it is an
experiment ahd that if the plan is a
success women will replace the men
in all of the stations.
Disregarding the ordinance pre
pared by Commissioner of Public
Service Ferry, an ordinance will be
introduced to the council tonight
which will compel the taxi companies
to accept a reduction of 10 cents' in
their rates for the first half mile. If
this ordinance passes they will lose
money, according to Ferry.
Ferry advocates two classes of
service, one for the business man and
the other for the pleasure seeker.
The first would cost 30 cents for the
first half mile and the second would
cost 50 cents. Taxis would be dis
tinguished by a colored star.
The department of public service,
by compiling one of the most
thorough taxi cab rates ever made,
proves that the companies would not
lose money with this plan in opera
tion. Representatives of every com
pany will oppose the ordinance to
night because they will lose money
if it is accepted. Lobbyists for the
taxi companies prophesy its defeat
Medford, Mass. Haines, not being
content with office of mayor, chief of
police and fire chief, assumed duties
of "official pig chaser." ' Thousand
porkers escaped during fire Satur
day. o o
Pittsburgh. County Judge Wil
liam Way said that he had "had an
impartial hearing and was thorough
ly satisfied," after a Bellevue burgess
had fined him $10 for careless auto
mobiling. o o
Cleveland. Police found two bars
of soap ill the pockets of a tramp
and arrested him as a suspicious

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