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100,000 UNION TEAMSTERS ARE
OUT IN BRICKMAKERS' STRIKE
100,000 union teamsters in Chicago
have laid down their reins rather than I
handle bricks made by strikebreak- '
ers wno have taien the place or tne
3,000 striking bup.kmakers.
This was the- positive statement
made today by union leaders. Never
in the history of Chicago has there
been a more remarkable strike in
which such solidarity has been'
In addition to the action on the
part of the teamsters, the Bricklay
ers' Union has come to bat and the
members of that organization abso
lutely refuse to handle any scab
The results of the determined step
taken by the labor unions are al
ready showing. Millions of bricks
are lying available in Chicago- brick
yards and cannot be used owing to
the refusal of the teamsters to haul
'The brickyards of Chicago that
normally turn out 6,000,000 bricks
daily are now closed and ,the "machin
ery merely so much junk.
In the meanwhile work on 1,000
flat buildings., now in the course of
construction, has stopped dead. This
means $10,000,000 worth of property
The men will fight to the end to
win. For the last few years the price
of bricks have been going up and
the brick trust has not seen fit to
even grant a slight increase 'to the
Fred Kasten, business agent of the
Brick, Tile and Terra Cotta Workers,
today gave out the increases de
manded by the men and justified their
claim to higher wages by the fact
that the brickmakers are only em
ployed about 200 days a year.
The sitting machine laborers and
bricktossers now-' get 40 cents an
hour, They want 42; the sitting
machine operators get they
want 50 cents an houh; the beltmen
get 37i and want 45; the engineers ,,
get 50 and want 65. The loaders and
passers, want an increase of 2 cents
on every thousand-bricks.
C. H. Johnston, international sec
retary, has arrived-in 'town to aid the
men in their fight.
CHILD CALLS ATTENTION TO
RUTH STONEHOUSE' IN CAR
Many unusual things happen in the
lives of photoplayers. And some
times these queer incidents are quite
embarrassing for the time being.
The other day pretty Ruth Stone
house of the Essanay Company walk
ed into a street car and sat down on
a side seat. A child opposite her
noticed her and began staring at her.
In about two minutes the small miss
turned to her mother, shrieking at
the top of .her thin voice, "Mother,
mother, there's the girl that was
frozen to death last night."
Miss Stonehouse blushed furiously.
For a moment tHe, gaze of the whole
carful'of people'perturbed her. Then