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mart being-looks forward to as a rest
period to gel back depleted strength.
But Boston Store employes are not
allowed this rest period" very often.
It is quite, a common thing for the
salesgirls to;; -work on Sunday, and
during the rush season, they were at
the store from 9. in the'morning until
4:30 in the afiernoon, andwere given
50 cenfedtnher morey-that is all.
In no ,xne, thing is tgB' cleverness
of the Boston Store shown to quite
such an'advantage as. the manner in
which it evades the- 1'Ohour law.
It allows -45' minutes, .for lunch and
the same -for supper, ?.i& the employe
is working Slights. Also-JfcaUows two
rest periods of 15 minutes' each, one
In therinorning and one in the after
noon. That makes a total of. 2 hours
without -wptrk apparently
One of the girls told a Day Book
reporter she had worked" during the
rush season from 11:30 in the morn
ing until never earlier than 11:30 or
11:45 at night and sometimes until
after 12 at night.
She said further that as the Christ
mas time is the only time the girls
have a chance to make good money,
she never took more than 30 minutes
for lunch or for supper, and did not
avail herself of either of therest
She also said that, a flodrwalke.r
would refuse to issue, a, pass for tfife
Test period. if the department was
Therefore, she worked approxi
mately 11 or more hours.
But tiie Boston Store points to' its
two hours' resVand' meal periods and
subtracting same from 12 hours the'
girl is in tne,store, makes a beautiful
total of justlOounA-tp. the' minute.
It isn't the fault of' the ;Bbstoh
Store if he employes do ndt'take tne
full time allowed them for rest, and
therefore work more than 10 hours.
Neither is it their fault if business is
dull and there are not enough cus
tomers buying stuff on which, girls,
are allowed P. M.'s (pin money) to
'earn a living wage, according to the
Boston Store. . ,t
"We leave it to you is it?
LOVE AFFAIR SHATTERED
Ella Speck, 32 yars. Old, fell in
love with Earl McKenzie, 21. Her
friend's warned her that the differ
ence in age' would be felt by the boy
in due course of time. But the boy
told the woman he loved her and that
was everything to her.r
Their Utile romance ran along last
summer while both were employed at
the Glen View Golf Club. When au- ,
tumn came, the boy retuined to the
city and a medical school where he
The woman returned also. The
future seemed bright. But she no- ..
tifced a change in the boy. He had .
lost much of his ardor. And soon he.
broke away entirely.
Last night she waited for him at
Garfield boulevard and Halsted
street. When he came along she drew
a revolver from her coat and fired.'
The boy fell. The woman ran.
To the police who caught her and
locked her up at the -Stockyards sta
tion she explained that the boy had
McKenzie will recover.
HOBOES IN CONVENTION
Cleveland, O., Jan. 26. Over a
hundred delegates to the convention
of the Migratory Workers of the
World arrived in the railroad yards
Saturday via the side-door Pullman
route; and James Eads Howe,- mil
Uonaireibobq,. says he expects a rec-. .
ord attendance because of warm
weather,,. ' '' 1
The hobpes solemnly announced
that they, cpul'd'not. endorse the "hun- .
ger machine1 invented by Dr. Carl- .
son, of the Chicago University, to
test their appetites and prepared a
resolution to be presented at the con
vention calling on the city to give the