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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 07, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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Her voice, "as she answered, was
not a bit angry, but it held amused
"Oh, that is just panic," she said.
"They realize, and by this move have
betrayed that they realize how weak
is their position. How could they ex
pect to coerce Jane Addams or Ellen
Gates Starr? They are both mem
bers of the Women's Trade Union
League, and we are in back of the
girls in their strike."
Then I talked to Mrs. Raymond
Robins, who is president of the Na
tional Women's Trade Union League.
"Will you quit this fight now that
the employers as well as1 the Restau
rant Keepers' Association and the
Brewers' Association are fighting the
girls?" I asked, knowing that the
question was a foolish one.
Mrs. Robins, whose voice is always
a joy to me because it is so deep and
musical and so full of tenderness for
every hurt, suffering and oppressed
thing, answered:
"For years we have been fighting
at Springfield to get a law enacted
giving working women one day of
rest a week. We have been defeated
through the battle waged by the res
taurant and hotel keepers.
"We have lost in the legislature in
the past and yet we have not stopped
fighting, and "tfe will not stop fighting
until we get what we demand for the
working girl, one day or rest in
"Waiter," said the man in the hotel
diningroom, "there's a fly in this ice
"Serves him right, sir," replied the
Waiter. ' "Let him stay there" and
freeze totdeath. He was in the soup
yesterday." N. Y. World.
Owner of Zeppelin dirigible balloon
might have made some big money in
Southern California last week when
Southern Pacific and Santa Fe Rail
roads were tied up for five days on
account of ihe..floods.
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