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the American. He.was'mixed up
irr the killing of Conductor Witt,
'- arfd was arrested Saturday night
in the redlight district for carry
ing a gun.
Edward Schaefer, also a Hearst
thug, who was fined $200 for car
rying concealed weapons and
threatening to kill a woman, did
not fare quite so well as Fried
man. But he, too, is free. The Amer
ican secured for him a continu
ance of his case until August 3
"to give him a chance to pay his
fine," and Schaefer walked out of
court a free man.
Of course, the fine still is hang
ing over Schaefer's head, but that
doesn't amount to anything.
Schaefer, the thug, is at large.
WILL GET HALF HOLIDAY.
All Western railroads entering
Chicago have agreed to close
their freight houses at 1 p. m. on
This will give the 10,000 freight
handlers and clerks of Chicago a
weekly half holliday, which was
one of the demands of the union
in the recent strike.
The Eastern railroads have not
yet agreed to show a similar fair
ness to their employes, but the
Western managers say they will
come around to it.
Of course, there is the usual
holler from "business men." And
the biggest holler comes from no
less an institution than Marshall
Field & Co.
"If the railroads close their
freight houses Saturday after
noon," wailed James Simpson,
vice-president of the store, "a vast
amount of freigHt which . now
leaves the- city Saturday, night
will have to wait until Monday."
This is undoubtedly true, al
though it is hard to see just what
concern it is to James Simpson.
Perhaps the real reason for
Simpson's excitement is that he
is afraid the weekly half holiday
habit will spread and the depart
ment stores be forced to give their
overworked, underpaid employes
E. U. Kimbark, president of
the Association of Commerce,
also had a kick.
"If the railroads do this," he,
said, "it will mean that every
team in the city will be deprived
of half a day's work."
Perhaps this will bother the
owners of the teams, but it won't
hurt the horses or the teamsters
President Mudge, of the Rock
Island Railroad, made it plain
tnat the Western roads were not
moved by any feeling of philan
thropy. ."Just and equitable treatment
of our freight house employes de
manded that we grant them a
Saturday half holiday like the
employes in other departments,"
"My dear," said a wife who had
been married three years, f'tell me
what first attracted you to me
what pleasant characteristic did I
possess which placed me above
other women in your sight." "I
give it up !" answered the husband