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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 20, 1913, Image 5

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When Simon O'Donnell, president
of the Building Trades Council, heard
about Craig's attack of sobs, he
smiled grimly.
"If you want to hear a hospital
story, I'll tell you one," he volun
teered. "Shoot!" said the reporter.
"I understand that the employers
have locked out all of our men on the
new County Hospital. That's a fine
piece of business, isn't it?
v "Two weeks ago we had every rea
"pSon to call a strike on the new hos
pital. The officers of the Building
" Trades Council made a few inquiries
and found that for every day the
work on the hospital was held back,
the lives of a dozen were endangered.
"We called no strike, despite the
justice of our demands, because of
the sick and dying who. needed to
be cared for.
"Now the employers have locked
out the men on the new hospital, and
by so doing are locking out the sick
and the dying among Chicago's poor.
Fine business, isn't it? Mr. Craig
might spare a few tears to shed for
the people who die because they
can't get into Cook County's Hos
pital." The lockout, in its present extent,
probably will affect about 15,000 men
directly, and another 20,000 indirect
ly; men like the teamsters. But at
present it has not affected anything
like 15,000 directly. No census of
the men affected has been made yet,
but the number locked out probably
is in the neighborhood of five or six
The Building Trades Council meets
tonight, and plans may be laid for
the future.
"We -don't need any elaborate
planning," said O'Donnell, today.
"We're not bothered about the situa
tion. If the fool employers who
obeyed the orders of the executive
council of the bosses' federation' of
bosses think they can stand it better
than we can, they're welcome to find
Wt by trying,."
Miss Lizzie Silverman, young
dressmaker who took bichloride of
mercury tablets in mistake for head
ache vmedicine, tried to escape from
her bed in University hospital today.
Unable to stand. Girl does not feel
sick, and cannot understand why she
is kept in- bed. Mother -sits by her
continuously. Doctors believe girl
has small chance of recovery.
Samuel Sarto and wife, Delinda,
asphyxiated in their bedroom at rear
of grocery, 910 W. Polk st. Believed
accidental. Customer forced store
door this morning and found couple
dead. Pulmotor used in vain.
Anton Lutzen, letter carrier, 653
Christiana av., hanged himself in
basement of home. Body found by
wife. Believed to have gone insane
from heat.
R. J. Chapman, 5528 W. Monroe
St., overcome by heat at Madison and
Clark streets. Will recover.
George Pistora, 2631 W. Superior
st., overcome by heat in Garfield
Walter Grabo, 9, 1545 Carroll av.,
accidentally shot Charles Mase, 14,
321 N. Ashland av., while handling
revolver in Union Park. Mase not
seriously hurt. Grabo turned over
to juvenile officer.
Board of Education school man
agement committee favors teaching
of sex hygiene in upper grades of
public schools.
Arthur Herbert, 43, 2624 Lincoln
av., his wife, Mary; Louis M. Deni
son, 30, 1035 Greenwood Terrace;
Geo. Brew, 43, 2818 S. Park av.,
drowned when launch overturned in
Chicago river at 12th st
Policeman Chas. Johnson, N. Hal
sted st. station, shot twice while
chasing two men alleged to have held
up Wm. Howard, 4817 Magnolia av.
One man caught
Attorney Jacob C. Le Boskey ap
pointed state fire marshal by Gov.
E, U McHenry, manager of Nor-

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