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I 5E 5rd?y ABOUT THE FIGHT BETWEEN FOUR
AMERICAN, EAGLES AND A IfONE TRAPPER ,
THE DAY BOOK
fc An Adless Daily Newspaper.
500 South Peoria St
Tel. Monroe 353.
VOL.2, NO. 159
Chicago, Friday, April 4, 1913
CITY EMPLOYES TRICKED INTO WORKING FOR
BOND ISSUE; WONT BE USED TO PAlf THEM '
And If the Juul Law Be Not Amended by Present
Legislature Employes Can Go Whistle for Their
i Money How Waiver Trick Was Worked. '
The policemen, firemen and other
city employes who worked" for that
$2,800,000 bond issue were handed a
What .the: people were handed can
notbe told until we see what the
money is used for. But the employes
Just before, election, the city hall
allowed a vague sort of impression
to leak! around among all xrity em
That impression never was put' in
very, definite words, hut the.idea the
employes got-from it was that if the
bond, .issue were1 not passed, they'
wo.uldn't ;standl a chance of, getting
the backpay owing to them since "the
20per cent cut was put in .effect.
Naturally, .policemen, iiremen and
other city employes got out "and
worked for, the bond. issue. They
needed the money. .
And it was. chiefly due. to the work
done by them that the bond .issue
But the bond issue wilPnot be used
foci the purpose of reimbursing the
employes for the. money the city is
filching .frorn them..
It will be put in the corporate-fund
and left there.
And if the Juul law be not amend'
ed by this present legislature, city
employes, can whistle for the money
they are being stung for every month.
For they'll never get it.
Before the 20 per cent cut in the
employes' pay, was decided on, the
employes signed a simple receipt,
printed on "white paper,, for their
Whenthe.cut was first.ordered and
jammed through the council, new
forms of receipt were ordered print
ed. These, were printed, on blue paper
and; read that the employe accepted
the money given him until. such time
as the Juul law should be amended or'
a bond issue voted by the people.
There was much talk of the .need
of a bond issue. to relieve the parlous
condition of the employes about this
time. . i
Soon afterthe blue waiver-receipts
were printed, however, they were
very suddenly recalled.
And the present identification and
receipt (and waiver)-, printed'ou read