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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 20, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 5

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PEOPLES GAS WORKERS MAY
UNITE FOR BIG STRIKE
The Gasworkers' union has got
the Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co. on
W the jump.
street workers in its second month,
the hope of the gas company to
crush the strike is one gigantic cam
paign has proven a failure.
"It looks," said Frank Chambers,
president of the Gasworkers union,
"as if the company has played its last
trump and we have taken all of the
tricks.
"The west shop is tied up good and
tight and 'the workers of the north
and south shops are just awakening
to the fact that the opportunity is at
hand to step in and give the company
the whipping of its life unless it
comes to time and agrees to pay de
cent wages.
"Workers of the north and south
shops have been asked to attend the
regular meeting of the union tonight
at Flanagan's hall, Randolph and
Market sts., at which plans for a
widening of the strike to embrace
all shops will be discussed.
"At present pipefitters employed
by the Peoples Gas are paid less than
half the rate which union fitters get
and the work is far more dangerous.
"We have the gas company tied up
at the west shop all right The meter
men and other shop workers there
have been practically idle for weeks."
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SULLIVAN BUYS PROPERTY
W is rapidly becoming one of our most
extensive little property owners. Yes
terday he grabbed off 125x150 feet
at northwest corner of Washington
blvd. and Carpenter st The price
was given out at $60,000. This prop
erty adjoins the old Second Regiment
armory, which Roger got hold of a
few months ago and immediately
leased at a good price to the post
office dep't as a garage for its auto
truckst
CRIME WAVE GRIPS BERLIN
WAR IS BLAMED
The Hague, July 2 (By Mail) A
wave of ghastly murders, suicides
and other crimes of horrible char
acter is sweeping Berlin.
Mental depression or insanity, due
in some instances to the loss of rela
tives in the war and in others to lack
of proper food, is held to be respon
sible by German criminologists. Dur
ing the past few weeks a sensational
murder or suicide has occurred near
ly every other day in Berlin. Many
of those are being hushed up and
others get but scant attention in the
Berlin newspapers because of the
overwhelming interest in the war.
Two girls robbed another in a Ber
lin manicure shop a few days ago.
To escape arrest they tried to hang
her from a chandelier. She pleaded
to be cut down. They let her body
drop when she had become uncon
scious and coolly hacked her head al
most off with a razor. Then they
packed the body in a trunk and ship
ped it to another city. The girl mur
derers were captured and sentenced.
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ALLEGED BETRAYER ALLOWED
TO CHOOSE PUNISHMENT
Mayfield, Ky., July 20. B. E.
Choate, who suspected Henry Camp
bell of intimacy with Mrs. Choate,
met Campbell on the roadside yester
day and gave him his choice between
death and mayhem. Campbell chose
mayhem.
Choate telephoned Dr. Stanley
Mullins to attend Campbell, who wa3
found in a serious condition. Choate
was released on bond and his exam
ining trial set for August
NELSON HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
LABOR OFFICIALS
Oscar Nelson, Illinois state factory
inspector, has been elected president
of the Ass'n of Governmental Labor
Officials of the United States and
Canada, in third annual convention
at Buffalo. Will meet next year at
J Asheville, N, Q,
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