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WOMAN'S TRADE LEAGUE
BANQUET TO BE BIG 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 will 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 dinner. Another speaker will be Senator Walter Clyde Jones, who introduced the bill for the limitation of the hours for women work 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 women workers. Greetings will be given by many women prominent in the league. o o ABOUT UNION LUNCH ROOM Editor Day Book: We 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 months. - 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. 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 . A") be brought to a higher standard. A complete list of union houses will be published in a few days and in the mean time kindly look for the . union button aild house card. Fred Eberling, Business Agent, Chicago Cooks and Pastry Cooks Union, Local No. 865. o o FOREIGNERS ARE EXEMPT FROM ; THE INCOME TAX Washington, Jan. 3. Foreigners drawing income from American- in-terest-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 has become a British subject. Amer ica pays the freight and th& foreigner gets the income and is specially fav ored by this exemption from the pro vision of the law reguiring 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. It was the result of 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 say it is an "unofficial," "private's and "confidential" opinion, and therefore cannot be made availablo to the press.