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livery wagons and his hired scabs to
do this work, Delegate McPherson of
the carriage workers told the federa
tion. About the only way left for one
to be sure of getting a ride in an all-union-made
vehiclels-to get arrested.
The patrols are union made.
Information was proffered to the
effect that the Jaques Mfg. Co., mak
ers of the K. C. baking powder; the
Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Co., and
the 101 Ranch shows were unfair to
union labor. Union men were ad
vised not to patronize any of these.
It was announced that the boiler
washers, firemen, oilers, coal pass
ers., etc., employed by the city had
obtained wage increases to from $90
to $110. This now makes these men
as high salaried as similar workmen
in any city.
It was also announced that the milk
wagon drivers had gained from their
employers a concession of two weeks'
vacation with pay.
Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. and
Sears, Roebuck & Co. were said to be
large users of a Tennessee textile
mill's cotton stockings. Working
conditions at this mill were claimed
so bad that the P. W Woolworth Co.,
which bought its 10-cent-store stock
ings there, canceled its contract.
Official recognition of true news re
ports The Day Book is giving organ
ized labor was given at the meeting
of the Chicago Federation of Labor
yesterday. All agreed that the other
.English dailies, without exception, re
sorted to lies and distortions in re
porting labor news.
MAYOR AFTER PLAYGROUNDS
Another scheme of Mayor Thomp
son came to light yesterday when he
told to group of reporters his plan
to raise a $10,000,000 playground
fund for the children of Chicago.
. The mayor's scheme is to use the
city's annual playground appropria-i
tion to purchase sites and to use
money donated by public-minded cit
izens to improve the playgrounds.
Mayor Thompson has already re
ceived promises for contributions for
"This way we should have 10 to 20
new playgrounds each year,". he said.
"Not two or three."
GIRL "WHO WANTED TO DIE" HAS
HER WISH COME TRUE
Last night the wish made by Anna
Moen several days ago came true.
She died in the Lake Shore hospital
from burns "received when burning
The girl was an immigrant and
worked as maid for Abe Cohen, 4840
Evans av. Her work was not satis
factory and when she heard they no
longer wanted her she "wished she
Anna was 16 years old. .j
f o o !
St. Louis. Hailstones large as
baseballs fell here yesterday in ter
rific storm. Leo Hanley, 18, Stur
geon, killed by lightning.
Mineola, L. I. Mrs. Florence Conk
lin Carman, accused of murder of
Mrs. Louise D. Bailey in office of for
mer's husband in Freeport, goes on
trial for second time today.
New York. Bessie Byfield suicided
in Park hotel here after making trip
from Indianapolis for that purpose.
New York. Robert Edeson, actor,
inherited $100,000 through death of
uncle, W. H. Edison, Louisiana.
New York. After working desper
ately for hours, breaking desks, forc
ing closets and smashing the doors
of two office buildings, 2 burglars se
cured two boxes of nickel cigars.
New York. Cashiers in Coney Isl
and's amusement palaces complained ,
today that the Sunday throngs are
not spending money as freely as of
old. Over 70,000 visitors provided a
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