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England. They would have t;o pay a
heavy insurance premium to finan
ciers, in addition to the cost of car
rying on the war and then they would
lose England's trade.
"The Balkan states have just taken
much land from Turkey. And when
they figured it up it cost them exact
ly $100 an acre and the land still be
longs to the capitalists who owned it
At the end of Mr. Davies' speech
the matter was referred to the execu
tive board of the Chicago Federation.
Victor A. Olander, president of the
Lake Seamen's Union, again ex
plained the attack being made on the
LaFollette bill. It was agreed that
the delegates should take it up with
the Chicago congressmen.
Steps will also be taken to aid the
100,000 unemployed of Chicago. To
this effect the executive board will
aid the city council in solving the
Edwin R. Wright, f ornier president
of the Illinois Federation of Labor,
strongly denounced the commission,
which was appointed by Mayor Har
rison, terming their work useless.
WHAT $3 A DAY PAY MEANS TO
THIS WORKINGMAN'S FAMILY
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 8. "Do you
buy your wife any hats?" Harry
Wall, 34, a street railway employe,
was asked at the hearings before the
public service commission, which is
investigating the request of street car
men for higher wages.
"Well, it's kinda funny about those
hats," replied Wall, who is the father
of three children. "She takes the old
hat and goes down to the 5 and 10
cent stores and gets the trimmings.
It looks pretty good."
Wall said he had worked for the
company for six years and today, by
working practically all his waking
hours except for meals, he got $18 a
"Co you have, meat with your
meals?" he was asked. ,.
"Oh, no, meat is about out of reach
now. I use beans, hominy and po
tatoes." "Do you have butter?"
"Well, not exactly butter. It is
oleomargarine. I pay 30 cents a
pound for that. No, we don't use
eggs," he said with a smile.
"Do you go to the theater?"
"I can't afford it. I have not been
to the theater in four years. I am not
a drinking man. I have just paid
for a small lot with a shack of two
rooms and a little basement on the
lot. I have had one suit of clothes in
four years, worth $7.50 at a half-price
sale, and a second-hand overcoat.
My wife just got one suit costing
"Well, what do you do with your
money?" Wall was asked.
"I pay my bills. I have a wife and
two children no, three children; I
forgot about the last one," said Wall,
and the audience laughed. "My gro
ceries cost me from $6 to $8 a week;
my fuel costs $48 a year; money goes
for doctor's bills and school expenses.
It took me four years to pay for my
14x20 shack with basement. I put
in a partition in the upstairs and
made it into two rooms. We eat and
cook in the basement and sleep up
stairs. "It isn't much of a home, I know,
and my wife's relatives and mine will
not come to see me because I live in
it, but it is home anyhow and that is
something to make me happy."
EMPLOYERS OF 1,700 SIGN
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 8. Em
ployers 1,700 striking teamsters sign
ed union agreement.
Edward' J. O'Leary, ironworker,
held under $5,000 bond, charged with
being one of gunmen who filled two
negroes with gunshot. Denies charge.
D. M. Perry, former president Na
tional Ass'n.of Manufacturers, inti
mated that strikebreaking methods,
used in the strike here may be
used" in future strikes everywhere in,
tie United States.