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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 01, 1913, Image 28',
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it deems objectionable, even under
yearly contract. .
Indianapolis. Jos. Diamond put
$2,000 in gold under pillow. Stolen.
New York. Mrs. H. B. Chester and
two sons left here to.jvalk to Min
neapolis for love of walking.
New York. Solomon Kuntsler
sued J. P. Morgan for $5,000 dam
ages. His boy, 14, knocked down
by Morgan's auto.
Washington. Both Illinois U. S.
senators now for suffrage.
UNIONS' WAR ON WEEGHMAN
HAS GOOD PROSPECTS
The fight of the unions to force
Charles H. Weeghman to reduce the
price of food in his restaurants or else
employ waitresses at the union scale
paid by his competitors is under full
way, and has every prospect of being
Edward Flore, general president of
the Restaurant Employes' Interna
tional Alliance, is in the city and is
expected to take the lead in the fight
against Weeghman and to swing the
international association into line
with the local unions.
Elizabeth Maloney of the wait
resses' union has called a mass meet
ing of all trade union women in the
near future to take some action
against the police methods being used
against union pickets at the Weegh
The police have broken all the laws
by chasing union pickets away from
Weeghman restaurants, forcing some
to walk in the opposite direction they
wished, striking others with the po
lice sticks and arrested all who dared
make outcry against such tryranny.
It is expected that the mass meet
ing will draw up resolutions to pre
sent to Mayor Harrison urging he
put an end to police work of this
Appeal already has been made to
Assistant Chief of Police Schuettler,
but this was futile. Schuettler listen
ed to the story of the wrongs of the
girls politely, and then remarked:
"Well, if the policemen did these
things, they did wrong."
Which is correct, but unsatisfac
tory and of little comfort when no
action is taken to prevent policemen
"doing wrong" any longer.
The pickets of the waitresses'
union who have been most abused,
are the six leaders: May Malloy,
Catherine Goodwin, Agnes Griffin,
Lillian Powell, Catherine Jacobs and
The trouble with Weeghman has
been going on for eighteen months
Weeghman runs restaurants in
which the customers are forced to
fish for their food themselves and to
carry it to a chair-arm after get
ting it. N .. '
Notwithstanding this method of
doing business, Weeghman does not
sell food any cheaper than the regu
lar restaurants, according to the
The bakers' union, a strong orr
ganization, was the first to revolt
against a condition which kept wait
resses out of jobs while not in any
way benefiting the people.
The bakers were backed against
the hotel and restaurant workers' al
liance, and all Weeghman's restau
rants have been declared unfair and
The cooks' union has called all its
members out of the Weeghman
stores, and the unions threaten to
pull out the bakers and cooks in any
bakeshops that supply Weeghman
with bakery goods.
"You mean to say, Pat, that you
feed your pigs one day and starve
them the next; whatever for?" "Sure,
sorr, and ain't it that I like bacon
with a sthreak of fat and a sthreak
of lean equally?"
Emma Mahoney, 70, of Wooster,
O., has sued John Wolfe, 77, for
breach of promise. Were lovers sixty
years ago. Breach is no name for it.
It's a perfect grand canyon. r