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MERELY COMMENT 1
Buying the Grant Park monu
ments will become a fashion now.
Fifteen" white waiters were arrest
ed in St Louis. The charge placed
against them was "disturbing the
Their actual "crime" was to dis
tribute cards explaining that no un
ion waiters, cooks or bartenders were
employed at the Maryland Hotel.
St. Louis justice seems to be pretty
much like Chicago Justice during a
Shouting "liar" and "ridiculous"
doesn't make the Mulhall charges
It only makes the people wonder
why the accused does not prove his
Then the re is the matter of the
Illinois Manufacturers' Association
lobby at Springfield.
Ueut-Gov. O'Hara says it was this
lobby that destroyed the minimum
wage and fifty-four hour law.
Ft might be worth while to have a
full and thorough investigation into
the lobby of the Illinois Manufactur
ers' Association and the methods
Curious how the attitude of the
U. S. Senate toward the popular will
has changed since direct election of
senators became a fact, is it not?
No, Alphonse, it is NOT.
By the way, we should be glad to
see the Tribune take up the Spring
field lobby and its sins with the
same zeal it took up the Washington
There's hope for Charlie Gates;
he's got a pa-in-law who can lick
the stuffin' out of him.
THUG METHODS USED TO DRIVE
STRIKERS FROM TOWN
Rochelle, III., July 5. The migra
tory workers who come here every
summer to work for the Hohenadel
& Stocking Canning Factory are on
strike for decent wages and food.
That there has been no one' killed
so f$r"ls certainly not the fault of
the bosses, who loaded an automobile
with imported thugs and ordered
them to drive the strikers outside
the town limits.
The thugs obeyed and poured an
Irregular fire in the direction of the
strikers', who fled from the town. .
That is, the majority fled; a few
were trapped in the town and these
were brutally beaten up and then
flung into jail.
The workers who were being paid
20 cents an hour demand 30 cents
Trouble is likely. The people of
the city are in sympathy with the
strikers, but, as usual, the mayor and
chief of police are with the bosses.
The I. W. W., which is backing the
fight, will stand firm to the end.
COUNTY CAR LINE EMPLOYES
OUT ON STRIKE
Every employe of the County
Traction and the Suburban Traction
Companies walked out on strike
Thursday at midnight
The strike was called because offi
cials of the companies refuse -to
recognize the affiliation of their em
ployes' union with the Chicago local:
Not a single woridngman has in
any way become disorderly. The po
lice have not been called on to pro
tect railroad property.
President E. C. Sphmidt claims
that the two traction companies are
prepared to remain idle for a year
before they will yield one point to
their employes. The men are equally
obdurate. President Quinlan of the
Carmens' Union, Local 241, has ar
ranged a strike benefit for the men.
It is estimated that 80,000 resi
dents of the various towns are affect
ed by the strike. Mayor Smart of
Evanstoh is considering" the estab
lishment of a bus line.
The Bearded Lady Were you
scared at ;that earthquake shock?
The Living Skeleton I was badly
rattled, - . .