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let from a striker is a dirty red rec
ord of violence that shows the moral
squint-eye of the 501100.
THE DAY BOOK
N. Dl COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER. '
BOO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, CM-
ClreoUttom. Kmre SS98
SUBSCRIPTION Br Carrfw In Chicago,
30 cenU a Month. Br Hail. United
State and Panaris. J J. 00 a Year.
Entered as second-docs matter April
21. 114. at the postofiOce at Chicago,
lit, under the Act of Karen 3, 1874.
THE POLICE SQUINT-EYE. Has
the Chicago police department got a
bad case of squint-eye?" Shall the
police look on and laugh when hired
sluggers of the clothing manufactur
ers beat up strikers? How long will
this city allow sluggers, prizefighters,
ex-convicts, to carry guns and wear
stars as special policemen authorized
by permits from the city of Chicago?
"It is obvious that' order must be
maintained, that the law must be en
forced," says the Tribune. Sure.
Then why dou't Schuettler order po-.
licemen to arrest sluggers beating
"Violence is intolerable, whether
it be that of the striker or the strike
breaker," again says the Tribune.
That isn't the big kick. Here's the
The city police force under Schuet
tler and Mayor Thompson Is one
sided in viewpoint and action. It Ib
not neutral. It is not midway. The
only complaints against it are from
strikers. The employers, the Illinois
Manufacturers' ass'n, the Associa
tion of Commerce, an the Kuppen
heimers, Hosenwalds, Lindenthals, all
the big sweatshop millionaires, are
satisfied with the city police. It 13
one-sided.- It Is against labor. It is
for capital. It is prejudiced, non-judicial,
in its execution of the. law. Tn
the single fact that policemen have
wounded three strikers with revolver
$hots while not a cop has got a bul
WHAT YOU'LL RUN INTO.
Here's something for you to' think
about, Little Miss Country GirL sigh
ing" to come to the city of Chicago
to "earn lots of money and have a
splendid time" something to pon
der over before you say good-bye to
the opportunities of the home town
and come to the overcrowded city.
True, you may earn GOOD money
for your labor In Chicago but you'll
get dern little of it And your "splen
did time" will come in making auto
mobile and gasoline coin for your,
The girl garment workers in Chi
cago, now on strike, told the alder
manic investigating committee some
thing about the rotten conditions
under which they work. Three hun
dred of them 'wiped "on the same
towel, for instance. Their state
ments were accompanied by affida
vits. More than 150 girls presented pay
envelopes which showed they earned
or got paid only 7 cents an
hour. They worked 10 hours a day
for 70 or 80 cents.
Some of these girls who get this
70 or 80 cents a day had to pay their
boss a nickel for drinking water.
Hundreds of the workers told of in
sulting proposals made to them 6y
shop foremen insults they resented
only at risk of losing their jobs.
These girls don't have positions
they are not employed they are Bot
helped along. They have plain jobs
they are hired and they are
A great many of these garment
workers come to Chicago to "earn
lots of money and have a splendid
thue." The bosses are the ones hav
ing a "splendid time" on the money
that is kept out of the workers' pay
envelopes. Not the girls who work
from 6 a. m. to 7 p. m. for 70 or 80
cents a day.