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r tried that once, most of us," one girl
answered, "but it couldn't be done
unless we sold something else beside
SOME OF THE WORKING WAYS
OF THE I. C. HOSPITAL
The Illinois Central railway hos
pital stands at 57th pL and Stoney
Island av., a pile of sandstone, brick
and concrete, a splendid example of
modern artistic architecture. An
agency of mercy, humanity, it rears
itself as if a moment to its builders,
the railroad company.
At least that's how the average
person, having no way of being bet
ter informed, thinks about it. That's
what the newspapers called it on the
day of its dedication, when President
Markham and the I. C. road direc
tors were all fussed up from reveling
in the flattery of friends and the
truckling of editorial writers who
called the president and the directors
everything up to saints for being
such angels of mercy in building the
hospital for the L C. workers.
But read this excerpt from a let
ter written byan L C. employe:
"The Illinois Central railroad is
squeezing 50 cents a month, which
it deducts from Bach employe over
the entire system, to maintain the
hospital staff. That amounts to about
144,000 a month. This hospital fund
has been operating since July, 1911.
The road has erected a hospital at
5744 Stoney Island av. with money
deducted fromthe earnings of its
workejs. Some of the employes
would like to know what has become
of all the money invested in the hos
pital fund since July, 1911."
July, 1911, was 5 years ago; at
$14,000 a year $242,000 would have
been collected from the men in this
time.' Which puts a figurative bomb
under this "monument to their work
for humanity" talk for which the I. C.
big muck-a-mucks have been taking
ter of thanks for good work done in
the past year of prosperity, such as
the Marshall Field store wrote to its
employes. The I. C. New Year's'
greeting said to the men:
"Beginning next Saturday, Jan. 6,
the employes of the .car accounting
department will work on Saturdays
until 4:45 p. m."
The car accounting clerks had
only been working until noon on Sat
urday, so the note of Jan. 4 was not
only a New Year's greeting, but also
contained a Christmas gift of three
hours a week extra work with no ad
MAN DIES AFTER SCUFFLE
A MYSTERY CASE
Bruno T.-Bitterman, dye salesman,
2531 Abbott ct, died this morning in
somewhat of a mystery case. Thurs
day afternoon he had an argument
with F. J. Moran, 7,48 Clark, and M.
A. Walker, 45 E. 55th, in Heinly's res
taurant and saloon.
Bitterman called Officer Cassidy,
whom he told that he had been beat
en and robbed of $3. JQl three were
taken to the station. Released on
$25 cash bonds when the two men
said It was a friendly scuffle.
After complaining of a pain in his
right side and of failure to open his
right eye, Bitterman died at 6 a. m.
today. Beaves a wife and two chil
dren. Police will question the other' two
SHOWS MORE PETTY CRAFT
More alleged petty graft in the
City Hall was uncovered yesterday
by Maj. GJinnin of the corporation
Clinnin says that Jerome Cennak
has been charging the' city for auto
hire while in pursuit of his duties as
junior engineer and has been using
-Horace Burke, a laborer in the wa
ter department, has .been getting ,
The I. C. gave its men a New coal, lumber, chicken feed and paint
Year's greeting, too. It wasn't a let- from the, pity, the major alleges,
y a- -mlt.