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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 04, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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WITNESS SAYS HE "FEARED"
LONe: WAITRESS
Several people placed on the stand
by the restaurant bosses in their at
tempt to block the efforts of the wait
resses' union to have the injunction
against them granted" to Knab, Pow
ers and Efting by Judge Baldwin tes
tified this morning regarding their
"fear" of the union pickets.
A. G. Shorley, a merchant tailor,
253 N. Dearborn St., testified that he
stopped eating at Powers' restaurant,
79 W. Randolph, owing to his fear of
"physical violence" at the hands of a
girl picket When asked if he saw
the girl he was afraid of in court he
pointed to Carrie Alexander, presi
dent of the union. Carrie Alexander
was not a picket.
Alexander B. Phillips, salesman of
the Consumers' Co., testified he
merely stopped eating at Powers'
because he didn't like to go to a place
where there was trouble.
Ella Sandburg, cashier Union Mar
ket, 533 S. 5th av., said she stopped
eating at Efting's, 172 w. Harrison,
because a waitress "snickered at
her."
The real joy of the morning was
appearance of Anna Flack, an en
tertainer at the United States con
cert hall, State and Congress. She
testified she was forced to stop eat
ing at W. E. Anderson's, near her
theater, because the union pickets
laughed at her. Later she admitted
she used to go and eat while in a ne
gro makeup. However, she didn't
think that would make her an object
of mirth.
H. Shapiro, a tailor, 210 E. 31st,
said he stopped eating at Powers',
202 E. 31st, because he was afraid
some union men might see him and
refuse to buy clothes from him.
Henry Allsworth, coffee salesman,
418 Rush; Edw. L. Holliday, 2129
Michigan av., and John A. Porter, 118
N. La Salle, all testified in favor of
the restaurant owners.
Dudley Taylor presented Wm. M
Collins, manager of Henrici's, as a
I witness to tell of his dealings with
the waitresses union. Attorneys for
the girls objected, but finally per
mitted him to take the stand if he
agreed to show a copy of the injunc
tion granted Henrici's.
Certain actions of the managers of
the Powers, Efting and Knab lunch- .1
rooms which the girls could not en-
dure was the cause of their leaving
their jobs early last spring, declared
one striking waitress.
Jrfst what these managers did the
girls are going to tell in Judge Bald
win's court this week, where the
union and the restaurant owners are
thrashing over an injunction against
picketing.
"We'll tell everything, no matter
how startling it is," one of the wait-
resses declared. "We shall show.the
public just what a girl has to stand
for if she happens to work as a waitress."
VILLA PRACTICALLY CLAIMS THE
MEXICO PRESIDENCY
El Paso, Feb. 4. Gen. Villa today
practically proclaimed himself presi
dent of Mexico. He has assumed su
preme political power and organized
a civil government with himself as
the head. Villa gave as his reason for
assuming the supreme power of
the republic that the interruption of
communuication has made it impos
sible to work in conjunction with the
forces in the south. He declared the
zone he controlled was so extensive
that an organized government was
necessary.
STEAMER IOWA SINKS
The Goodrich line steamer Iowa
sank today in Lake Michigan about
two miles off the mouth of the river.
It was caught between two ice floes.
About thirty-five people were on
board and escaped over the ice, after
several came near breaking though
and drowning. The fire tug and five
other vessels went to the rescue. The
steamship Racine is also in a danger
- ''- - little way from the
wrecked Iowa.

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