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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 28, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 9

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i The French Soldier on Leave Finds
Oscar P. Nelson, chief state fac
tory inspector, reports that employ
ers of women and children in fac
tories, mercantile establishments and
workshops have endeavored to live
up to the labor laws during the pre
Christmas rush season with-greater
effort than ever before.
The state factory inspector
ascribes this improvement to his new
system of night inspections. During
the past six weeks Mr. Nelson has
had his scouts in factories and stores
during the day and night hours to as
certain with what degree of truthful
ness employers were observing the
laws, especially those restricting the
hours of labor of women and chil
dren. Few complaints are to be regis
tered against the -loop department
His New Helmet the Latest "Chic"
stores and the smaller retail storear
in the neighborhood districts. Most
of the proprietors remained within
the pale of the "women's ten-houi?
Mr. Nelson's observations are that
employers are doing better each year.
This may be gathered from the fol
lowing figures. During the past six
weeks 6,932 inspections were made
during night and day, resulting in
only 89 prosecutions, whereas two
years ago 177 violations were
brought in the courts as a result of
4,790 inspections. Last year 124 vio
lations were prosecuted after making
5,219 inspections.
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The old maid was showing her,
caller a collection of old coins. "This;
coin," she said, "was made in 1790."
"Why didn't you spend it when it was
fiewJL" asked the brute,
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