Beaunisne acknowledges seeing the proposed newsboy legislation and admits that he responded quickly and requests the report and proposed ordinance again so that he can give them more careful study. He reports long experience with newsboys and claims sympathy with their condition.
Addams received a copy of this anonymous letter, offering a scathing impression of Chicago politicians out to get Police Chief John McWeeny and criticizing the Chicago Tribune as corrupt. The writer uses derogatory names, like "Sneaky" and "Sissy," for many of the characters and calls the press the "Scrofulas."
Minutes of a meeting that discussed discharging inactive committees and members, finding suitable offices for the association, setting dates of future meetings, relationships with the new Mayoral administration, provisions of the new tenement ordinance, relationship between the association and the Chicago Municipal Museum, and the appointment of a committee, including Addams, to examine public school sanitary conditions.
A 28-page illustrated pamphlet outlining the work and social conditions of newsboys and newsgirls, based on a two-day intensive investigation. In it the Committee proposes revisions in child labor laws to curb the worst excesses.