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MfAli tiRKS ASSOciAfidN ti MWlffS-
HELD RbVsiNG MEETING LAST NIGHT
carries the mortar gels more in two
days than 95 per cent of the JetaJli
clerks get in a weelL Why? Be
cause he has an organization,
"When the garment manufactur
ers take stock this year they will
take stock with 5d,OO0 organized i
men and women. The firm of Hart,
Schaffner & Marx, with 7,000 peo
pie, locked them out pn the street a
few years agd kept them out Seven
teen weeks and refused to meet
'"Today every grievance,, from the
smallest to the highest, and from the
youngest to the oldest man afid
woman is settled by a Board of Arbi
tration. TMey are receiving almost a
40 per cent increase in wages since
that strike of two or three years ago.
"If the men and women at this
meeting will join tonight, there Jure
erioUgh to close every store on Mil
waukee avenUe. If you are satisfied
with your conditions as they areybu
will go on wiihotit organization, find
ing yourselves working under worse
cdriditions every year until five
yearS from now yoU will he forced to
"come 'to meetings of this kind for
A iarge number of girls joiried the
organization last night, and the ap
plause that greeted the remarks of
the speakers showed how deeply In
terested were the men and women
. A meeting of the tfelail Clerks'
Assddlatlon was called last evening
at the Sbhool of Civics, and, after the
transaction of business, adjourned
to reconvene at Schoentiofeh Hall on
There were about three hundred
present at the f Milwaukee avenue
mefeting, and addresses were made
by the president of the association,
Mrs. Phelps representing the Wom
en's Trade League and Emmett
Flood, organizer for the Federation
Mr. Flood stated that Miss Agnes
Nestor, who attended the legislative
meeting at Springfield when the
merchants of Chicago were fighting
the eriactment of an eight-hour law,
had told him of some testimony that
he wished, the clerks to hear.
"One of the Milwaukee avenue
men on the Stand stated that he was
called, up on the telephone by a
State street merchant," he Said.
" 'What are you going to do about
this organization business?' the
State street merchant asked.
" 'What are you going to, do about
the eight-hour law?' the Milwaukee
avenue man parried.
"4Oh, that doesn't interest Us,'
the Slate street merchant said. 'We
clpse earlier than you do now, any
way, but we are interested in the or
ganization.' "If yoU organize," Mr. Flood con
tinued, "you wfll hit the Milwaukee
avenue merchants two ways, hi the
matter of hours and of wages.
"An eight-hdur law passed by leg
islation has often been declared un
constitutional, but did you eVer hear
of an eight-hour law gotten by the
efforts of organization being de
clared itricoristltutioUal?. YoU never
"And In the matter of wages, the
bricklayer gels more wages lh a day
than the great group of retail clefkS
gets in a week. The hodcarrier who
never Again for. Harry!
Joplin, Mo.f June 6. "Hello Kid,"
murmured Harry Wilsbh, a railrdad
man, to MisS Vertiie Goff, who is B6
feet eight inches and weighs" 186
"Were you speaking to me?"
"Sure I was,"afiswered Wilson.
Miss Gdff flashed a pdltce matron
Star and took the masher to jail, and
when Wilson's wife learned pf, hi ar
rest she paidliis fine, after delivering
a lectoethgirgybalas 4