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THOUSANDS MORE JOIN
NEW YORK STRIKE
New York, Jan. 15. Twenty
thousand dress and waist makers
joined the ranks of the striking
garment workers today, bringing
the total of those who have qttit
their work benches up to 158,000.
Suffering is intense among the
strikers. Many of them are fac
ing actual starvation. One of the
girls said today, when asked if
she and her. comrades were pro
vided with funds to fight a pro
tracted strike: "No; we haven't
any money. But we are good
Gertrude Barnum, of Chicago,
general organizer of the Interna
tional Ladies' Garment Workers'
union, has taken full 'charge of
the strike. One 'o,f the chief lieu
tenants is, Josephine Casey, who
was jailed at Kalamazoo, Mich.,
for her activities in th successful
corsetmakers strike there.
Employers today admitted that
their business was . paralyzed.
Coming when the manufacturers
were just beginning to get out
the spring and summer dresseSj
women all over the country will
be unable to secure new summer
wearing apparel if the strike con
tinues much longer.
The strike of the waist and
dressmakers is the heaviest blow
that has been struck at the bosses..
This afternoon they planned a
compromise to offer strike lead
ers later in the week, which pro
vides for increased pay, a mini
mum wage and better fire protec
tion. - A minimum wage, abolition of
the sub-contract system and
home labor; shorter hours, and
recognition of the union are de
manded by the strikers.
AS HE UNDERSTOOD
An Irishman entered a jewelry
shop to buy a clock, and the as
sistant showed him one for $10.
"$10? .Holy smoke! For that
little bit av a clock? Is there
something wonderful about that
bit av a clock, will yez tell me?"
"Certainly," said the assistant.
"That is an eight-day clock."
"And phwat is that ?" asked the
"Why it goes eight days with
"So much as that?" said the
Irishman, scratching his head.
"Begorra, there's wan thing I'd
like to be after asking yez. If
that bit av a clock goes eight days
without winding, how long will
it go if yez wind it?"
BITS OF NEWS
Philadelphia. Local National
League club was today sold by C.
P. Taft, Cincinnati, to syndicate
headed by Will Locke, former
sec'y Pittsburg club.
Richmond, Va. Floyd and
Claude Allen, sentenced to die for
their part in Judge Massie's court
room murder, have been denied
retrial. Unless Gov. Mann inter
feres the father and son will die
in electric chair here Friday
The largest and highest cactus
in the world is found in Arizona.
It is 232 feet in height