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OUST VAMPIRE SYSTEM FROM
The "vampire system" under which
a waitenvas compelled to pay for his
. job has been abolished in Riverview
park and last night $00 members of
Waiters' Unions No. 35 were guests of
the park management at a banquet
celebrating the occasion.
Riverview park, is now the only
large amusement park in the country
which has abolished the "system."
and last night William Schmidt, pres
ident of the parkland John Hartke,
.superintendent of the waiters, both
expressed tfiemselves satisfied with
the new conditions.
"I still have my personal check for
$5,000 which I.promised the commit
tee of the Chicago Federation of La
bor if they could bring me proof that
one of my men had grafted during
the season," Hartke said. "They
have Bhown their appreciation of the
confidence I placed in them and I
am glad to say that Riverview park
can boast of having an honest group
of waiters. It proves that if you
treat the men square they will recip
rocate." C. D. Wheeler, who with B. C. Dil
lon represented the Chicago Federa
tion of Labor at the dinner, voiced
the' appreciation of the federation at
the treatment accorded the men.
"We feel much better without that
check than with it," he said. "This
is the first banquet which I have ever
attended where the employers and
employes were seated together. In
such a friendly fashion, and I am
proud to be here. If organized labor
only had a few more of these demo
cratic employers to co-operate with
how much better it would ,be for all
of us." . ,
THOMPSON PRAISES NEGROES
Mayor Thompson, addressing 15,
000 negroes, Lincoln jubilee meeting,
Coliseum, last night, praised them.
As Veil qualified for appointive pub
lic offices as whites, ie said
$150,000 SUIT BRINGS OUT CRY ,'
"Blackmail," is answer .of attorney
for R. M. Eastman to suit for $150,'
000 filed against Eastman by Mrs.
Ceceh'a M. Virginia Davis, New York,
who tells of things that happened in
a room'at the Congress hotel.
Eastman is president of the W. F
Hall Printing-Co., owner of the Pho
toplay Magazine, prominent Chicago
club member and Shriner.
Mrs. Davis says Eastman met her
in a photographic art studio in New
York and promised to pay her way
to Chicago and back her in a studio
He took-her to the Congress hotel,
she said. In herroom he locked him
self ur with her and started a siege
of kissing and loving that lasted, two
hours, she says.
Since then her husband has di
AUSTRIA WONT BUTT INTO U. S.
Vienna, Sept 16. "Austria has not
interfered and will not interfere with
internal affairs in America. We are
too busy with European affairs to
bother with Btrikes in the United
States. But whatever our Inquiry
shows we shall consider the request
for Ambassador Dumba's recall pure
ly personal lb cannot disturb friend
ly relations between the two coun
tries." This statement was made to the
United Press today by a foreign office
official, One of those who determine
policies of dual monarchy. He said
he would be glad if the statement
went to America as explanatory of
Whether a successor will be named
at Washington and how soon such an
appointment may be made has not
New York. Women's suffrage
campaign invaded Wall st In its cam
paign for votes for. women. 3 Chi
cagoans among speakers ,