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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 17, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 4

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work. And more pay. The only way
we can get it is to organize.
"I know what conditions are in
Henrici's. I worked there seven
months. I know that., nearly all this
talk about high wages" from tips is
bunk. I know that by the time a girl
pays for her laundry, and buys aprons
of Henrici's, and pays for all broken
dishe:s, and pays for all orders that
customers refuse to take, she is get
ting a lower wage than union wait
resses get in other places.
"When I was over there not six
girls out of the 120 in the place were
getting over $12 a week in wages and
tips. Out of this money they have to
pay 35 cents' apiece for aprons, 75
cents for a broken water bottle and
25 cents for a broken cup and saucer.
If a customer orders a steak and
don't like it and won't eat it, or says
he didn't order it, the girl takes it
back to the kitchen and she is charg
ed up with the full price of that steak.
It comes out of her wages. Collins
knows the union will stop this graft
on the girls."
Seven girls were clustered around
Lizzie Maloney's desk. They were
getting ready to go out on picket It
was nearly 12 o'clock. Mabel Wam
baugh slowly got up from her chair.
She winced and a look of pain shot
over her face as she straightened up.
Miss Maloney came over and said:
"Mabel, I've just been talking with
Dr. Hedger over the 'phone. She says
the point of the shoulder bone may be
broken. Anyway, you've just got to be
careful. It's a bad sprain, if it ain't
worse. You just : can't go on picket
Almost in tears, Mabel answered:
"But the girls will think I'm a quitter.
I can't stay here. I belong down there
on the street in front of Henrici's."
"You can't go, you've got to stay
here if you're going to get well," said
Slowly and sorrowfully the girl
took her chair again.
It was just about ten minutes later
that Mabel Wambaugh stood up, ,
walked across tho room and said to
Miss Maloney: "I'm going out on
picket I'm going to show those fly
cops that they haven't got me whip
ped." Over an hour on Friday I watched
Mabel Wambaugh walk back and
forth in front of Henrici's. Her hand
swollen so that a glove would not go
over it, she gritted her teeth, would
not let her pals take her away, but
stayed on, flashing her dark eyes in
The two officers who signed com
plaints against Miss Wambaugh are
Wolfe and Werencke.
Miss Wambaugh was taken to the
Mary Thompson Hospital Monday.
Her right shoulder is swollen and in
flamed and she is in a serious con
dition. o o
Calgary, Alberta, Feb. 17. Crazed
by the fear of death and only kept
alive by injection of liquid foods, Jas
per Collins, the Missouri youth con
victed of murdering John Benson,
formerly a lawyer in Kingston, Mo.,
on a ranch north of here, will know
nothing of what is occurring when
he is placed on the gallows tomor
row. The long strain the boy has been
under, waiting for his last day on
earth, has robbed him of his reason
and for three days he has lain in a
state, of complete collapse. Police
authorities are making arrangements
to place his unconscious form in a
chair over the gallows and drop him
from this posture into eternity. The
hanging will take place in the jail
yard here and will be witnessed' only
by officers.
Collins confessed that he killed .
Benson and then burned the shack in
which the two men lived. He said he
wanted to get the $3,000 his victim
carried in his belt.
Charles F. DeWoody vindicated.
Remains government special agent.

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