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HENRICI EMPLOYES GIVE OUT TESTIMONY FAVORING WORK "I believe a srirl pan "null t.hrnnerlr on $5 a week. I am sure she dan on $7." In this way.. Margaret Bemis, who says she gets $25 a week as head waitress at Henrici's, dismissed the claims of her less fortunate sisters for higher wages. The above assertion came out - while Miss Bemis was a witness for Henrici in the injunction proceedings before Judges McGoorty, Baldwin and wmdes. Miss Bemis gave valuable evidence for her boss today. She .sketched in rainbow colors what a near-paradise Henrici's is for the girl waitresses. "Everybody, at Henrici's is perfect ly satisfied," she said. She further said that though some of the wait resses onlyot $5 a week from Hen rici's, the dear public kicked in with enough tips to raise the wages up to $20 a week. There are 14 of the $5 girls. They work six hours a day. The $7 girls work from 7 a. ni. to 3 p. m. one day and from 10:30 a. m. to 8:15 p. m. the next day. They get much more tips than the other girls, according to Miss Bemis. She testified that at Manager Col lins request tshe got affidavits saying they were perfectly satisfied from 53 girls. These affidavits were turned over to Attorney Willard McEwen. She denied that the girls were threat ened with discharge if they didn't sign these affidavits. She said that while four girls were discharged in the last six weeks it was not because they belonged to the union. She admitted she had heard of Margaret Tanning and Mabel .Wambaugh, two former Henrici wait- resses who are union girls. She de V iiied that out of their wages the girls " had to pay the 'bus boys. Mrs. Myrtle Pannemann, 418 Or chard street, the mother of two chil- dren, gets $3.50 a week for three hours' work a day. She is perfectly , satisfied. She gave testimony to that effect, as did Tillie Steel, who once belonged to the union. Chas.JC. Millhauser, private secre tary to George Knab, the restaurant owner, who recently signed with the union, said that the union representa tives threatened Knab with bovcott unless he signed. ( Restaurant Keepers' Ass'n. who fol lowed him on the stand admitted that Knab was trying to join the associa tion, but had been tqld that he would have to throw aside his contract with the union first. Vogelsang coyly admitted "that there was nothing in the by-laws of the constitution of the association that forbid the association from help ing a member that might be involved in a labor war'," but he denied that any financial assistance had been rendered Henrici's. .Vogelsang also gave the names of the other officers of the bosses in addition to himself: W. G. Collins, Henrici's, vice president; Sam Cook, secretary, and John Kunz, treas. Lee Frank, E. Kimball, John P. Harding and H. Grossman are directors. Elizabeth Maloney told the history of the strike. FOUR AUTO BANDITS NABBED Moline, III., March 9. Four people, believed to be auto bandits wanted in several parts of the country, were nabbed in Davenport last night twen ty minutes after a daring hold-up on out-of-the-way. grocery store. The party comprises three men and a woman, said to be: Jim McKeeby, alias James Seals, ( Chicago (chauffeur); Charles de Wett, alias Charles Clifford, Chicago; Joe Vton, St. Louis; Carrie Hart, alias Rose Williams, Chicago. The quartet are alleged to have stolen the machine in Chicago March 3 and have been holding up country stores and slipping out safely, all along the way from Chicago to Davenport.