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A strike vote will be taken by
the street car men tomorrow. It
will be secret. The polls will
open at 4 a. m., and be held open
ior 24 hours to give everyone a
chance to vote.
It is almost certain the men will
vote to strike Unless the com
panies grant the requested in
crease of a few cents a day.
The men have hardly any
choice in the matter. They sim
ply cannot live on their present
wages with prices the way they
are just now.
On the companies'-own a'dmis
sion, the "average wage of their
employes is $621 a year. That is
' less than $12 a week.
Think of a married man with a
family tryjng to live on a wage of
less than $12 a week!
Then think of the street car
companies declaring a dividend of
11J4 per cent last year, and in
creasing that' enormous dividend
The companies say their refusal
to increase the wage scale is final
They say they cannot afford to
increase the scale.
Is it any wonder the men are
bitter at corporations, which did
nothing but declare extra divi
dends last year, and which now
say they cannot afford to give
them a few cents more a day?
Dr. August Arend, 75, retired
druggist, 3966Lake ave., at-,
tempted suicide by jumping into
lake from Steamer City of Chi
Louis Kassl shot and killed
Frances Kulenik in her room at
ed suicide. They were to have
been married last night. "
Kassl is at St. Anthony's hos
pital with bullet wound in left
breast. Says the girl who was to
have been his bride accused him
of going with other women,
Mrs. Christina Erickson fatally
injured when struck by auto
driven by Walfred Erickson, 6521'
S. Lincoln st. They are not re
lated. Erickson held by 'police.
Aileen Heppner, Daniel Dona
hoe and Isaac Stieffel indicted by
grand jury in the Funk-Henning
Which makes it seem even
more certain that all the- big talk
about "getting the man higher
up" in that case was bunk.
Aileen Heppner was first to
confess, and was just a tool. Dan
iel Donahoe is an attorney who
acted for a client. Stieffel is head
of detective agency, which also
acted for client.
Our state's attorney's office al
ways brings to mind the fable
about the mountain laboring and
bringing forth a mouse.
Guests at Hotel West, 800 W.
Madison st, routed out by fire,
which broke out in basement and
spread to first floor. No one in
jured. $5,000 damage.
Mrs. Louise Lmdloff wants
Col. J. Ham Lewis to help Atty.
Remus with her defense. J. Ham
wants $15,000. They haven't
come to terms yet.
Came Karmoma, 22, 1619 W
Erie st., drank carbolic acid be
cause she and her sweetheart
were too poor to have nice wed-
2224 S. Sawder ave., and attempt- ditfg.. Will die. -
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