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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 03, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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At the tenth anniversary dinner of
the members and friends of the Wo-
- men's Trade Union,. League, to be
given at Thompson's? 60 West Madi
son street, Sunday evening at 6
' o'clock, an address wilt be made by
Mr. John Mitchell, the well-known
labor leader, and ex-vice president of
the American Federation of Labor,
who is coming from New York for the
express purpose of speaking at this
Anqther speaker will be Senator
Walter Clyde. Jones, who introduced
the:"biH for tfce limitation of the hours
f6r women Vork four years ago in
the state elgislature at the .request of
the Women's Trade Union League,
and since that time has championed
all the protective legislation for the
woinen workers.
-Greetings will be given" by many
women prominent in the league.
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Editor Day Book: . r
W desire to inform the public that '
on next Monday, Jan. 5, nearly one
hundred restaurants, lunch- rooms
and other eating houses will start
operating under union agreements.
This is the first time since 1903
that a large number of eating houses
have been unionized, and judging
from present progress the entire city
will be unionized within the next few
The contract provides amongst
other regulations, that employes
must be members of the respective
organizations. That six days shall
constitute" a week's work for cooks
and waitresses, that ten hours or less
shall constitute a day's work and that
members wear their working buttons.
Every union house will be supplied
,with a union house card and mem
bers of trades unions and their
friends should eat in houses only
who display the card. I
It is the desire of the unions to
give the best possible service to em- 1
ployers and the public, so the best
and most profitable results will be
brought about to everybody.
The officers of the unions desire to
thank the public for their sympathy
and moral support and we hope -to
be able to show to them that the en
tire hotel and restaurant industry will
be brought to a higher standard.
A complete list of union houses
will be published in a few days arid
in -the mean time kindly look for the
unibn button and house card.
Fred Eberling, .Business Agent,
Chicago-Cooks and Pastry
Cooks Union, Local No. 865.
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Washington, Jan. 3. Foreigners
drawing income from American interest-bearing
bonds are exempted
from Our income tax. This is the
effect of a. ruling made by the Treas
ury, Department If a rich American
gathers up his bundle of railroad
bonds, goes across the water, he may
avoid our income tax by becoming
naturalized as William Waldorf Astor
lias become a British subject. Amer
ica pays the freight and the foreigner
gets the income and is specially fav
ored by this exemption from the pro
vision of the law requiring collection
at the source. The American abroad
who retains his American citizenship
is soaked. Thus American heiresses
will probably have their property held
in their husbands' name and the
United States will lose the tax.. This
was not the intention of those who
drew the law. ,Jt was the "result tq
an arbitrary ruling gratuitously
handed out by the Secretary of the
Treasury and based on a written
opinion rendered by Attorney-General
McReynolds of the Department
of Justice. This opinion is not avail
able to the public. It is not even on
the files of the department Officials
sav it is an "unofficial," "private"
and "confidential" opinion, and
therefore cannot be made available
to the press.

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