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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 03, 1912, Image 4

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When Merriam mentianed
Tift's name it was greeted by
groans and hoots. Here"ar e a few
of the significant things In l.Ier
riam's speech:
"I believe we must stand for a
minimum wage for women;, a lim
itation of the hours of labor in
continuous industries."
"I believe we must appoint an
industrial commission to investi
gate the hours, conditions and
wdges of labor in Illinois, must
strengthen our labor laws and get
new legislation dealing with this
human problem."
Merrlam also came out flatly
for votes for women.
There was no doubt from the
beginning that the true progres
sives were in control of the con
vention. Robert Eaton, who wanted
nomination for governor, and his
friends, tried to block the pro
gram, but they were not success
ful, It Is certain that Frank H,
Funk of BJoomington Will be
nominated as Progressive candi
date for governor of Illinois.
Meeting of Progressive editors,
scheduled for today, was postpone
ed until tomorrow because Editor
E. A. Van Valkenburg, of Phil
adelphia, could not be here.
Vote of the 14,000 street car
men of Chicago was almost unan
imously in favor of a strike.
It is up to the Chicago Railway
Co. and- the Chicago City Rail
ways Co. now.
If these two companies, which
pay immense dividends, refuseto
grant thein.employes a decent liv-
j ing wage, there will be a strike
"And It will be one of the great
est city railway strikes.that ever
has occurred.
By the joint agreement, the
Elevated trainmen will walk out
with the surface car men.
This will be the first time that
Elevated and surface car men
have acted together in any Amer
ican city.
, It will mean that every trans
portation line ih Chicago Will be
completely tied up.
The companies still have plenty ,
of time to grant the reasonable
demands of the men.
The men do not want a strike
'A strike means too much suffer
ing for themselves and too much
suffering for their wives and chil
dren. But they are desperate. How
can they be otherwise when their
weekly wage is only $127. HdW
can men support families on that?
The men will give the torn-
panies until Aug. 10 to think it
over. If then they still refuse a
wage increase there Will undoubt
edly be a strike.
fiid you come through for a
tag, or did you dodge?
Wm. Meise, 60, ticket agent, S.
Central ave. station of Metropol
itan L, shot and killed by robbe'rs.
Slayers escaped.
Mrs. Ida Hermanson, 1320
Clybourne ave., threw vial of car
bolic acid in face of John Ring,
1430 Clybourne ave. Divorced.
Ring said to have called on her
frequently. Mrs. Hermanson ar
rested. The delegates to the national
Afiifiineiri, j-W irarlMirSV-

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