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cago, where waiters employed receive extorted this money from the wait-
absolutely no salary at all; but de
pend solely on what the public sees
fit to give them, and then have to
"kick in" besides, it is a wondSr that
some of our head waitersare not en
gaged in the pleasing pastime of
making "little ones out of big ones"
in some of our corrective institutions.
The writer knows of one of our
large amusement parks in particular,
where the head waiter collects $3.50
per week from each waiter, and when
you consider that there are 200 wait
ers employed there, you can see at
once the magnitude of the graft
This head waiter was asked why he
ers, and his reply was he had to da it
in order to hold his job, as the money
he collected was divided among sev
eral of the afficials of the '.park, and
he was allowed to retain only a small
If Mr. Knight will get after some of
these grafting parasites, he will earn
the lasting gratitude of every self re
specting waiter in Chicago.
The writer believes if the Day Book
will take up this fight that it will ac
complish what every trust paper has
been afraid to tackle, the extinction
of this most pernicious pf all grafts.
A Waiter. , j
MEXICAN REFUGEE, MISTRESS OF LARGE RANCH A SHORT TIME
AGO, ASKS HOME IN EXCHANGE FOR "BEATIFUL SEWING"
By Jane Whitaker
Prom the honored mistress pf a
5,000-acre ranch to a petitioner for
work of any kind in a long line of
pleading, distressed women seems a
very long way to come, doesn't it?
Yet the little lady whose story I am
going to tell you has come that long
way in a very short while.
She stood amone over a hundred-ihfcw sensed that she wasn't fraeile.
other women in the employment ' that the spirit of her was very dom
offices opened by the Women's Clubs
and, as our eyes met, she smiled
"Are you hunting work, too?" she
asked with quick sympathy, and
when I told her I was merely there to
find out how bad the condition of un
employment for women was. she
"You are a newspaper woman,
aren't you? My son was a news
paper man before he went to Mexico.
Do you happen to know of any one
who would give a woman a home for
a little while in exchange for sew
ing? I can do beautiful sewing and
I am desperately in need of a home.
Why, I am" living on the charity of a
friend at this moment and the place
where I boarded a week is holding
' my trunk for the board I owe. .
"I would not worry so very much
pbout myself, but .my son is - almost InoJ love them, would we?,
crazy worrying about me. He hasn't
been able to get work, either. Today
he has gone to Gary to see if he can
get in the steel mills and if I could
"find some place it would take the
anxiety off of him."
She seemed such a charming lit
tle lady, like a piece of Dresden china,
tielicate and fine, and yet you some-
inant; that she would never lose.
courage no matter wnat Happened
and that she would never whine no
matter how cruel fortune' might be
to her, so I asked her if she would tell
me how she had come to such a pass.
"Oh, we are just two of many," sha
said. "We had a 5,000-acre ranch in
Tuxpan with all the improvements.
"Everything has been chaos in
Mexico since Diaz. There is a great
deal of 'feeling against Americans,
but it is caused by the belief of the
Mexicans that we are trying to ab
sorb them. You might say it is
caused by the Rockefeller and the
English syndicate interests each try
ing to get control of the oil lands.
"Perhaps one cannot blame the
Mexicans for not liking us. If they
should enter our country and take
our richest land from us we would
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