MAN SLAYS MOTHER OF FOUR
FATALLY WOUNDS SELF
Mrs. Cecelia Szesaugas, 28, moth
er of four children, is dead, and Wm.
Gustidas, 28, who roomed at 1645
Wabansia av., is dying as a result of
a love tragedy which resulted in the
man shooting and killing the woman
under tHe structure of the Metro
politan Elevated railroad this morn
ing as she was on her way to work
as a car. washer, and then shooting
The intimacy between Gustidas
and Mrs. Szesaukas, who lived at
3562 Wabansia av., is said to have
begun when her husband was ill in
the county hospital. When the hus
band returned home the wife and
mother forbid her suitor the house
and on March 4 the husband took out
a warrant for Gustidas, which was
never served. On March 15 he called
at the home of the woman at 1
o'clock in the morning and when the
husband drove him away he yelled
he would kill them both.
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PULLMAN CO. WAGE RAISE DID
NOT TAKE IN STRIKERS
Tomorrow is the big day at Pull
man and Argo. Labor organizers
will hold meetings, go to homes of
workmen, try to spread the strike.
Agents of the company, detectives
and "good workmen" will scout
around the homes trying to win back
strikers and hold on to the doubtful.
"Over 800 men are out from Pull
man car shops," said D. Mari, Italian
organizer at I. W. W. headquarters
today. "Their pay has been from 19
to 22. cents an hour. They want
"They are the heavy workers, these
men. They work in yards carrying
lumber and steel. They are rousta
bouts in the car shops. The English,
German and Irish workmen get bet
ter pay. They are not on strike."
Italians, Lithuanians, Poles and
Swedes are the nationalities on
strike Organizers, ai$ W, Korauk,
Russ; K. Gelezele, Lithuanian; Ralph
Chaplin and George Stone, English,
Irish and German.
"The 10 per cent wage raise an
nounced by the Pullman Co. last Jan
uary didn't come to any of these men
on strike," said W. D. Haywood, gen
eral secretary L W. W.
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WOMEN PRESENT PRACTICAL
A "woman's platform," one that
can. serve as a foundation upon which
both sexes and all parties can build
for a better Chicago, was adopted to
day at a convention of the Political
Equality league of Cook county.
The platform recommends:
That the civil service system be
run as a merit system, and not after
the pattern of the spoils system of
alloting city jobs td build up political
That a municipal garbage disposal
plant be established.
That the mayor appoint members
to the board of education who have
capacity and ability.
That the mayor refrain from inter
fering with the board of education in
appointment of school officials.
That public school teachers be
permitted to exercise the rights of
common citizens, and as such be al
lowed to be members of such organi
zations and political parties as th'ey
That a strike bureau be estab
lished. That private guards be refused po
That a nonpartisan election system
be established in Chicago.
That women disregard party lines
when they vote, April 4.
BITS OF NEWS
Mrs. Fanny Holdstein robbed in
hencigar store, 706 Wells; $15.
Federation Church Council desig
nates Sun., April 2, as "Go-to-church
Trial of Wm. Orpet wi.ll begin
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