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'years in the linen room of the store
where good daylight never came did
not help her toward recovery.
Yesterday her olks were called
from Scott, Wis., to see her slowly
die from pulmonary embohsm, as the
doctors called it, which means that a
clot of blood made breathing hard
and heart action impossible.
So yesterday morning her name
was stricken from the payroll of Mar
shall Field & Co. with a big black
mark and the folks in Scott, Wis.,
put crepe on the door.
A fresh young girl picked from the
rosy-cheeked youth of the city may
get a job today in the linen room of
Marshall Field & Co.
But she probably won't get $8.50.
HEALTH DEPT AND FACTORY
INSPECTOR TO JUMP BOSSES?
The Chicago Health dep't and the
factory inspector's office will probably
be the next ones in on the war against
the action of the big clothing bosses.
A representative of the health de
partment was called in to hear tes
timony before the Utpatel arbitration
committee today. So many stories of
rank conditions have been told and
so many violations of the factory
laws the ten-hour law, for instance
that the health department and the
factory inspector will probably get a
chance to land telling blows.
At the hearing today Sidney Hill
man, head of the garment workers,
explained that he could keep up the
testimony that was being given for
a year if necessary, but that he was
trying to make things short and to
the point TheRoyal Tailors, Lamm
& Co., Alfred, Deckerman & Kohn,
Hirsch-Wickwire and the House of
Kuppenheimer were hit in Hillman's
Sarah Diamond, 1517 York av.,
working at the Royal Tailors, told
how she had "had to thread her nee
dles at home. Had done 80 and 90
in a night. Said she had spent three
hours each evening threading and
waxingthxead.-' - -,
Arimma Artabalawski, 1426 Hast
ings sL, also an employe of the Royal
Tailors, showed her pay envelope
which had contained from $2.10 up,
from time to time, for a week's work.
The highest was $6.50, which she
says she earned by making eight
coats at home. Could make seven
a day if she worked from 7:30 to 6.
Must have taken ten hours of home
work to get out the eight extra ones.
BITS OF NEWS
Wm. Kurz, 3342 N. Claremont av.,
shot dead housekeeper, Alice Zelmer,
then killed, self. Love quarrel.
Anthony J. Cermack, sec'y United
Societies, in attack on mayor says
there is open -gambling in Chi.
Cracksmen worked all night to
blow safes of Hastings Express and
Rock Island road branch office, 2840
E 95th. Got $149.93.
Alene Wells, 954 W. Adams, swal
lowed mercury. Wrote note giving
love spat with "Charlie" as reason.
Nannie Johnson, maid Chicago
club, Michigan av. and Van Buren,
committed suicide by jumping from
fifth floor of club.
Russell Pethick, murderer of Mrs.
Ella Coppersmith and little child, be
gan life sentence at Joliet, today.
HOW COLD THE NIGHTS ARE!
New York. The Winter Garden
chorus is wearing tights.
Broadway heard this today and
gasped. No one believed the famous
Temple of Bare Knees and Bare Legs
would ever come to the point of in
dulging in such extensive clothing as
tights, but it has happened.
A strong hint from Mayor Mitchel
and the police that the limit had
about been reached in the degree of
undress marking the musical shows
at the Winter Garden is said to have
been responsible for providing mem
bers of the chorus with at least some
slight, prpteption.from draughts.