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enough for' any girl to live on.- Ten
dollars a week is the very least any
girl can live on. And twelve dollars
I a week leaves none too big a surplus
"Once the girls are thoroughly or
ganized, I do not think they will stop
at demanding an eight dollar a week
minimum. They might accept that
as a beginning, but they certainly will
finish by demanding more. .
"That is why the employers are
using every effort in their power to
crush down the organization move
, "They're afraid. They probably are
pretty sure they can control the legis
lature if it cpnies down to cases" But
they know, that they cannot control
their own employes if-once their own
employes unite. '
"And their employes are' uniting
now. They are beginning to.see how
much they need -the strength of un-
ion. We think that four hundred girls
in two meetings is pVetty gopd con
sidering the way tKe employers have,
been fighting any attempt at organi
zation. . ,
"And. the movement will spread1.
This organization will only take in
the State street stores; but from
there it will spread over the entire
Clty;"' ' '
I W. W. MEET TO CONSIDER HELP
OFFER FROM A. F. OF L.
Patterson, N. j., Apr. 2. I. W. W.
niass'meeting'has been called to"con7
sider offers of assistance from the
A. P. of L. These two labor organi
zations have not- been in harmony
in the textile .industry. Now A. F. of
L. is ready to" help the 20,000 weavers,
dyers and helpers in their bitter
struggle for higher wages and better
Police are investigating bomb ex
plosion which damaged home of'R.
B. Uhlman, boss dyer of. Weidman
Silk. Dyeing Company.
Strikers repudiate the charge that
.they are responsible, Haywood and
Lessig still in Jail. Sheriff won't, let
anybody but their lawyers see them.
Haywood said today the attitude of
the police is explained by the fact
that of the four commissioners, one
is a silk manufactures, another' is su-"
perintendent of a factory, another
owns a department store and the
fourth is a newspaper publisher who
has always favored the employers.
These four appoint the chief of pq
lice and the only police magistrate in
town the one whoV sentenced Hay
wood and Lessig to hard labor for
walking down the str,eet on Sunday,
under a law established by Charles
the First, in 1665.
PRESSMEN REFUSE TO GIVE IN
TO TRUST NEWSPAPERS
Chicago Web Pressmen's Union
last, night refused, by an almost un- ,
animous vote, to .surrender to the"
The resolution defeated was to dis
continue the campaign, for, the mem
bers to go to work and to try to lift
the. boycott on-, the American and
Af committee of union pressmen
from New York, Boston, Pittsburgh,
StvLouis and .San Francisco, after in
vestigating the.local situation, recom-'
mended this action, but No. 7 almost
unanimously voted it down.
' All of the-trust papers are working
with non-union pressmen. ,
Last night's action means that Web
Pressmen's Union No. 7 will oppose
any move to have the Chicago Feder-'
ation of Labor take the American
and'Examiher off the unfair list. "
The locked-out pressman will fore
go all strike benefits and devote them i
to continuing, the fight, although they
are hot getting very much support
from organized labor generally.
The independent publishers hayel
ignored the arbitration finding re-1
cently made, leaving but two dailies 1
in Chicago, The Day Book and The
Press, working under union condi- '