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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
.A EfilTOil AND PUBLISHER. ,
BbS. PEOnlA ST. ClllCAttO, 11,1
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Efilered as scofid-claas matter Aptil
II. 1914, at the postofficq' at Chicaito,
III, uhdef the Act of March J. 1579.
THE EIQHT-HOUR LAW. What
ever the supreme court may decide
about the Adamson law, there is one
American country that has a real,
"Water-tight" eight-hour law.
No, it isn't Oanadaor Mexico, of
Mhe Argentine republic.
It is Ecuador, that tiny triangular
Country, squeezed in between Peru
and Colombia, that looks as if It were
sliding off the steep aides of the
AndeB straight into the Pacific.
Ecuador is the only- nation in the
world with an eight-hour law that
includes every employe in the coun
try, pays time and a quarter or bet
ter for overtime, and has no loop
holes for any favored industries.
. The Whole meat of law, which has
just been put into effect, is in three
short, simple articles:
' (i.) Every laborer, workihgman,
oierlUrr store, office, or industrial es
tablishment, and in general, every
1 employe of any kind shall not be
forded to work more than eight
hours daily, six days a week, and 1b
exempt from work on Sundays and
legal holidays. ,
(SO No employer can evade the
accomplishment of this decree by
any stipulation with the employe or
(3.), If the labomr, t workman,
clerk, etc., ba requested- to work
longer that, ekfet heufit he shall hi
paid 25 per cent overtime for the'
extra -Work done during the day, 50"
per cent overtime from six in the
evening to midnight, and 100 pel
cent after that hour.
BIG ODDS ON HER. You have
to admire the thoroughness W Mayor .
Mrs. Laura starcher,who defeated
her husband In the last election and
by the election of women to the other
city offices, seized the government
of Umatilla, Ore. - "
Laura's maugural address Was de--voted
to what she" knew about gov
ernment dnd what She -would do a9
mayor, wasn't it? No, It was not
She just roasted mere man after a
fashion that must have made poor
Starcher shake as -a horrible exam
pie. Then she abolished the JdWti
marshal. Then she appointed her
committees, with not a man on Oiie
of them. " ' v
,She ,says she's going to have a
town that's radically different Two
hundred to 1 On Laura 1'
The . Russians have crossed th
River Aa.' Where can that Bb?
OUR CONGRESS FIDDLES
BUT NOT WITH FIDDLERS