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new ways of holding the worker to
the grindstone, ways to be revealed
after they have 'again fooled "the
most intelligent electorate on earth."
Verily, bunk is great, and only true
artists can excel therein. Of these,
we take off our hats to that eminent
gentry, the railroad financiers, and
their partners in the spoils, the kept
press. James H. Dolsen, 817 S. 6th
Av., Maywood, III.
GARRETSON HERE PRAISES
EIGHT-HOUR LAW v
A. B. Garretson, president of the
Railway Conductors' union passed
through Chicago yesterday on his
way to his home in Cedar Rapids, la.,
for a rest He gave out a short inter-'
view on the passage of the 8-hour
"TheAdamson law," he said, "has
given us part of what we asked, an
8-hour day from which" to compute
swages and 10 hours' pay at the presr
ent rate. It gives the switchmen,
hostlers, telegraphers and other
trades an absolute 8-hour day with
10 hours' pay. Besides every negro,
fireman and brakeman in the south
will receive the same benefits.
"Gaining the 8-hour day is the
greatest labor victory in history. No
railroad men need doubt the extent
of our victory. As soon as possible
we will send them all the details."
ITALIAN SOLDIER'S JAG TOO
MUCH FOR YANKEE-LEGS .
Rome, Aug. 14 (by MaU). The
wooden legs that Charles Swain o'f
Indiana, salesman for a Washington,
D. C, artificial limb house, brought.
to Italy created all lands of trouble
for Gigi, an Italian soldier whose
legs were shot off in the Trentino.
Swain took a sample pair of legs
to Mirafiori hospital, planning to
demonstrate their worth and then
sell a carload of them to the Italian
government He hooked the pair on
to Gigi, who pounded around for an I
hour before he got the knack of ar
tificial walking and then starred on
a tour of the hospital.
After Swain has finished confer
ring with the hospital heads he
looked about fdr Gigi. He was gone
and so were the legs. Soldiers were
sent out to search for him. They
scoured the neighborhood, but night
came on and Gigi and the expensive,
'artificial legs were still missing.
Next morning when the hospital
gates were opened a dirty bundle of
rags was discovered lying in a heap
on' the road. It was Gigi. He had
toured all the neighboring wine
shops. The best pair of artificial
legs in the world couldn't support'the
load Gigi brought back.
Open meeting for countermen and
pantrymen of all dairy lunch rooms,
8 p. m., at 234 W. Randolph. Speak
ers: Geo. Koop of 'Typographical
union No. 16; Geo. C. Slater, general
organizer United Garment Workers
of America, and Frank Meister of the
Coopers union, Local No. 15. All
employes urged to come.
Meeting in Room 1432 Masonio
Temple, Wed., Sept 6, 8 p. m., to pro
mate and incorporate Citizens' Edu
cational and Industrial League and
. 32d ward Socialists meet tonight,
718 W. 63d.
Groveland Y. P. S. L. meets to
night at 3342 S. Dearborn, Flat F.
M. .C. Walsh will speak at North
av. and Talman, Wed., on "Cha's. E.
Hughes" Friday at Belmont and
Wilton av. and Saturday at 92d arid
Houston on "Why Newspapers Lie."
Bridge and Structural Iron Work
ers' Union No. 1 will have Important
meeting Thurs. eve., Sept 7, at Iron
Workers' hall. Special orders of
business, instructions to delegates to
international convention, also to vote
on amendment to by-laws.
Enelewood Y. P. S. L meets Thunn
night, 5824 Aberdeen.