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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 23, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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teraelin knowing that the Rockefel
lerfoTindation owns 17,530 preferred
shiB8& of stock fn the Chicago City
& Connecting Rys., worth $1,212,
85$,, -and 10,518 common shares
worth $315,540. Alsbr the Rockefel
ler foundation owns 1,305 bonds of
Ihe-iSajne railways, worth $1,109,250,
and In the Chicago Railways Co. 500
firstjnprtgages worth $.485,000.
In, the H. H. Kohlsaat restaurant
corporation the Rockefeller founda
tlonjttas 1,900 shares, -worth $95,000.
So everybody who pays for a cuppa
cawfee at Kohlsaat's is putting a lit
tle tyt Into a Rockefeller jackpot for
neiping. tne wild Diras oi tne soutn,
the hookworm victims and the Bel
gian jorpnans.
, Many of the leading corporations
doing business in Chicago are now
named as part of the Rockefeller sys
tem jfor milking money out of the
masses of people. In the St. Paul
railroad is over a million; in the Al
ton, over $800,000; in the I. C $261,
000; in the Northwestern, $120,000;
N. X1- Central, $491,0'00; Wabash,
$4d0.000; Pere Marquette, $300,000.
Millions of dollars come tumbling
in tQld man Rockefeller each year.
The jnore money he makes the more
he makes. So he now has a per
sonal staff. These staff men sit in
with him and try to help him put his
mony into new charities and new
business.
It is now officially announced that
Ivy L;,Lee, the $1,000 a month press
agenjof the Rockefeller family, has
been1added to the old man's staff.
The 'statement runs that Lee "has
accepted appointment as an addition
al member of Mr. Rockefeller's staff,
the other members of which besides
Mr. Jerome D. Greene are Messrs.
John ). Rockefeller, Jr., and Starr
D. Jfrurpby." It is further explained:
"2$r. John D. Rockefeller, having
retired from active business 15 or 20
years ,ago, his staff, of which. Mr. Lee
becdms a member, are his imme
diate advisers in matters both of
bu,sitnefce and philanthropy, and are
his direct representative ia the va
rious corporations 'in which he is In
terested arid on the large philan
thropic boards he has created."
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THE DANBURY HATTERS' CASE
The Illinois Federation of Labor Is
sending out the following communi
cation concerning the Danbury hat
ters' case to- its affiliated organiza
tions: "In the Danbury hatters' cage the
United States supreme court decided
that the boycott was illegal. Judg
ment for $252,130 was rendered
against 186 Danbury workiagmen.
Then the court decided in effect that
the anti-blacklist law of Kansas was
all wrong.
"Thus it appears that employers
may blacklist a union man, but work"
ingmen, previous to the recent pas
sage of the Clayton act, could not
boycott an unfair employer.
"To the ordinary lay mind it ap
pears that If an anti-blacklist law will
not stand the test of the courts, an
anti-boycott law should also fail to
receive the sanction of the supreme
rulers on the bench.
"The employers desire the use of
the blacklist, which can exist only in
dark secrecy and the court deci
sions favor the employers. The same
Interests deny the right of working
people to use the boycott, an. Instru
ment that depends upon the full light
of publicity for its success and the
courts uphold the contentions of the
employers."
CHICAGO BRIEFS
Chief Thos. Hackett, 8th battalion,
1154 W. 22d st, dead.
Mystery in suit of Winifred Allen
against J. S. Keefe for $25,000.
Frank Swelczan, 2, 8042 Escanafea
av., starred to death-,, says Dr. Bdw.
James, county physiciaa. Mioaael
Swefczan, father, ill and destitute
Karl Olsen, steamfftter, fell through
10th floor window of city. hall. Cloth
ing caught on jagge glass and held
hjm safe . ,'
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