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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 29, 1912, Image 11

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New York, May 29. The
union officials in charge of the
strike of the waiters and cooks
of the Hotel Knickerbocker and
the Holland house are preparing
to extend the strike to every
hotel affiliated with Hotel Man
agers' Association.
Striking employes of the
Knickerbocker held a meeting
jtoday. They were told that Re
gan, the owner of the Knicker
bocker, would grant their de
mands if they would go back to
work first. They voted not to go
back until their demands are
Union officials say, they have
absolutely tied up the Knicker
bocker and the Holland House,
and are sure to win.
Only a few privileged guests
were served breakfast and lunch
eon at the Knickerbocker today.
There were only six waiters out
side of the head waiters and cap
tains on duty, and they were in
experienced. Manager Snediker
said he nad 200 waiters and a
new kitchen force coming to
There were only a few waiters
at the Holland house. Manager
Sommers said he was waiting the
decision of the Hotel Managers'
Association before hiring strike
breakers. The big restaurants all have
granted the demands of the em
ployes, and this will make the at
tempt to enforce the open shop
by the Hotel Managers' associa
tion more difficult. They'll have
to get their strikebreakers from
the smaller "ham and" restau
rants. Both hotel managers and the
executive committees of the
unions held secret meetings to
day, preparing plans for a long
There has been no serious dis
order, although the police al
ready are taking a hand in the
strike. , The waiters1 walked otit
of the restaurant owned by
Churchhill, former captain of
police, and were clubbed unmer
cifully for it. The unions say the
police have orders to give them
the worst of it.
New York, May 29. John D.
Rockefeller was a witness before
Special Commissioner A. L. Jac
obs in the proceedings to prevent;
the Standard Oil Company grab
bing control of the Waters-Pierce:
Oil Company.
Attorney Samuel Untermeyen
questioned Rockefeller. Here are
some of the questions and an
swers which show that Rockefel- '
ler is either a perjurer or a darned
fool in the conduct of his business.
Do you recall signing the
proxies for the meeting of the
Waters-Fierce Oil Company?
"I do."
"Who brought them to you?"
"One of my secretaries, I
"Did he explain why the prox
ies were wanted?"
"He did not."

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