got altogether too much to say
"Well, there's a whole lot
worse things. Once and for all I
am telling you I won't stand for
it, and I don't need to.
"There's my son, understand
has a small place making a cheap
class of goods down on Eldridge
St., Smofsky & Abramowitz the
Model Underwear ' Co., Incor
porated, and I says to my son like
this I says, 'You settle quick.
Call your 15 girls, give them a few
cents, promise 50 hours, sign up
with the union. My place can
"He done what I told him, and
that union that union they
heard I sold a big bill of goods,
and they swore my works was
going to my son's place, and they
called out both shops to cause me
trouble. That's where they are
making a big mistake.
"Do you see any trouble here?
Certainly not. The Lion Manu
facturing Co. hires no detectives,
understand, but shuts down and
sells out stock.
"Ladies' narrow skirts has been
the ruin of the muslin garment
business, take it from me. White
goods workers will be lucky to
earn $3.35 or $6 a week wherever
and however they can. Don't you
think I'm dead right about it?
Paralysis of the clothing indus
try in Chicago was threatened to
day unless the employers grant
demands made by the garment
workers for higher wages.
There is no connection between
the local difficulties and the strike
in New York.
Organization of the operators
in every shop was begun today.
Secret meetings were called, and
union organizers were present to
address the workers. Next Sun
day a general mass meeting of all
employes in the garment trade
will be held.
According to union leaders
some of the workers have had
their pay cut 25 per cent since the
strike of 1910, which was won by
the employers. Immediate strike
is not expected, as the work of or
ganization will not be perfected
within a month.
Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 28.
The clothing manufacturers have
closed their factories for an in
definite period because of the gar
ment workers' strike.
BITS OF NEWS
L. J. Coffey, ex-county com
missioner, filed affidavit in muni
cipal court asking for change in
case of disorderly conduct against
Pittsburgh. Two boys and
two girls, youths, arrested charg
ed with robbing a local store.
Girls acted as watches. Pleaded
Seattle. Lillian Graham, ex
N. Y. chorus erirl, acouited. with
Ethel Conrad, of shooting of W.
tL. U. btokes, N. Y.. was be
queathed $1 and love and affec
tion of her father, P. Graham.
Estate of the father, amounting
to ,uuu, was given to another
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