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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 07, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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the Duke of Connaught The duke
and duchess are members of the Brit
as taken while they were in America.
ish royal family. The photograph w
Below are Morgan and Lord Haldane
ish war minister.
(again at Morgan s left) former Brit-
San Francisco, July 7. In propor
tion to its population San Francisco
pays more in mothers' pensions than
any other city in the United States,
having disbursed a trifle more than
$300,000 this year to mothers who
have dependent children, according
to Judge Henry Neill of Illinois, "fa
ther of the mothers' pension system,"
who is now in San Francisco perfect
ing the details of the great Mothers'
Pension congress which will be held
under the auspices of the Panama
Pacific International Exposition, July
20 to 22.
Many noted public men, who have
been working for mothers' pensions
in the 23 states of the 48 which now
make no provision for mothers with
dependent children, will speak at the
convention, which will be held in the
California building on the exposition
Beginning Sunday, July 11, the pul
pits of many Protestant churches in
various western cities, from Denver
west to Seattle and south to San
Diego, will be filled by pension advo
cates who are holding mass meetings
en route to San Francisco.
"Wherever the pension system has
been tried it has been most gratifying
in its results," said Judge Neil. "Ju
venile crime and defectives are de
creased at once because the pen
sioned mothers are enable to remain
at home and care for their offspring.
If children have a good home they
will make good citizens. Children
raised in poverty recruit the police
stations, jails and courts, and the
spending of $10,000,000 this year for
mothers pensions will save tne na
tion $100,000,000 in the next few
The National Mothers' Pension
congress will deal with the subjects
of all classes of pensions, as well as
pensions relating only to mothers.
The results of eugenic marriages
in 1,000 American homes will be fully
described by Judge Neil at the pen-
sion congress. He will give the names w
of 1,000 babies which he claims are
perfect specimens of what eugenic
marriages amount to.
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The carpenters have spent $350,000
during their strike and are willing to
spend as much more without hesita
tion. This was the message John
W. Metz, president of the Carpenters
District Council, took to the material
The carpenters tried to convince
the material dealers that the boycott
being waged by the dealers against
independent contractors who are pay
ing the desired new scale of 70 cents
an hour is unjust.
"If you lift the embargo there will
be more carpenters at work than in
normal times and you will be selling
more than the normal volume of ma
terial," the dealers were told.
The material dealers were told that
if the embargo against the indepen
dent contractors weer lifted that ev
ery carpenter would be back to work
in a very short while. The carpen
ters had the Carpenter Contractors'
ass'n whipped to a finish before the
material dealers and lumbermen
stepped in and laid an embargo
against the 1,802 contractors who
had granted the demands of the W
If the carpenters cannot convert
the material dealers by reason they
are quite ready to fight it out.
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Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Elizabeth
Bolt, 71, struck and killed by speed
ing auto driven by G. O. Tobias.

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