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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 04, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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MINERS' UNIONS INCREASED
SINCE LUDLOW MASSACRE '
By Basil M. Manly
Washington, Oct 4. Out of the
ashes of Ludlow is arising a strong
and stable organization of the coal
miners of Colorado.
Reports of the United Mine Work
ers show there are now 33 local
unions in Colorado, as compared
with 5 at the time of the strike.
This result is considered by well
informed men in the coal industry as
evidence that the Rockefeller indus
trial plan has not removed the griev
ances of the miners, but has served
simply to convince them of the ne
cessity for an organization within
their own control, through which
they can aot collectively.
This progress in the west merely
supplements the great advances
which the United Mine Workers
made in the east during 1916.
In the bituminous field the miners
secured without a strike the conces
sion of the mine-run system, which
insures payment for all coal mined
and also a 5 to 15 per cent increase
in wajjes.
In the anthracite conference Presi
dent John P. White and his col
leagues secured recognition of the
union, an eight-hour day with nine
Hours' pay, and an increase in wages
approximating 10 per cent
All these advances were secured
without stopping work for a single
day. This non-stoppage policy saved
the public hundreds of thousands of
dollars and also brought to the min
ers several weeks' wages, formerly
lost while the miners sat waiting for
the operators and their own repre-J
sentatives to agree on a scale.
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Most of the great battles which
were fought long ago were over in a
day.. The famous engagements: Wa
terloo, 6 hours; Sedan, 12y2 hours;
Gravelotte, 9 hours; Mars la Tour,
10 hours; Koniggratz, 8 hours; Alma,
3 hours; Leipsic, 3 days; Gettys
burg. 3 days.
EXAM DRIVER WHOSE TRUCK
KILLED WOMAN, EXONERATED
Clem Chester, .driver for Chicago
Examiner, was exonerated by a cor
oner's jury today for the death of
Mrs. Mary Morgan, 40, 3924 Mon
roe st.
Mrs. Morgan was in her son's ma
chine Sept 6 when at Crawford and
Monroe st the Examiner truck,
which the police said was traveling
at a high rate of speed, struck the
Morgan machine. Mrs. Morgan suf
fered three broken ribs; a broken leg,
broken arm and other injuries. She
died Sept 12.
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LADY DUFF GORDON'S TAILORS
WALK OUT ON STRIKE
Lady Duff Gordon wore a pout to
day on the mouth Willie Hearst
thinks so pretty. From her mansion
shop, 1400 Lake Shore drive, where
she is trying, with the aid of "Willie
Hearst and Sears, Roebuck & Co., to
boost her other name," "Lucile," so
it will,be. the best known among the
modistes of America, came discour
aging .news.
The seven tailors employed at the
Lucile shop went on strike today.
Lady Duff G. has boasted that the
workmen in her Chicago and New
York shops are the most skilled and
talented in the country; that each
person who plys a needle to sew
stitches in the wonderful creations
Lucile brings forth is imbued with
the very soul of art in fashion crea
tion. But the seven tailors who worked
in Lucile's shop for 50 cents an hour
decided they could not eat their im
bued art with butter spread on it as
a substitute for bread, and went on
strike when they saw Lady Duff was
starting to substitute women tailors
willing to work for $15 to $18 a week.
The striking men tailors, who are
members of the Ladies' Tailors'
union, say there are three months a
year at the Lucile shop in which,
there is no work or wages for them,
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