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never full until he signed an a'gree
ment with the unions and expressed
a -willingness to sign up for five
She also said the waitresses had
not forgotten thlT trouble at Henrici
but would do nothing there until the
injunction decree was finally entered.
The pickets today were in charge
of Eberling, Elizabeth Maloney, Car
rie Alexander, Christina McComb and
Ellen Gates Starr.
The industrial war broke out in
Chicago last night when approxi
mately 400 waitresses filed out of
twenty restaurants in a long deter
mined line, prepared to fight to the
end for decent wages and the God
given right of one day's rest in seven.
"Eleven of the restaurants are lo
cated in the loop and the girls already
have thrown a picket line around.
They challenge the police to exercise
the same brutality practiced by the
police during the picketing in front
The restaurants involved are own
ed by George Knob, who has eight;
L. Walter Powers, who has six, and B.
P. Efting, who has six.
It is not much the grils ask. Merely
the living wage of $8 a week, instead
of the miserable wage now paid them,
and one day's rest a week, instead
of being forced to drudge day after
This strike promises to be one of
the most important in Chicago. The
justice in the girls' fight has been
recognized by many clubwomen and
it is reported that before long club
women will be seen on the picket line
marching along with the waitresses.
Last night one of the first to ap
pear with the girls was Ellen Gates
Starr, one of the founders of Hull
House, the woman who fought and
wnt to jail on account of her belief
in the strike against Henrici's.
Her spirit flamed up when she
spoke of the strike last night.
It was evident from the tone of her
yoice how much she appreciated the ,
splendor of the fight the girls are
making. She understands the old
battle for justice. And'she has en
listed as a volunteer.
She made the following statement
"We are free born citizens of the
United States. We have a perfect
right to picket. The order of Judge"
McGoorty does not hold with these
restaurants. If the police tell us not
topicket we must stand our ground.
If they arrest us we will have to go
to jail. NWe will nqt be discouraged,
by a few arrests. They will have to
keep us in jail. We will try to be
"If crowds gather it is no fault of
ours. We do not invite the crowds.
It is the duty of the police to disperse
the crowds and keep the mfrom Con
gregating around us. All the police
In Chicago cannot shake us from our
purpose. If there is any disorder it
will be the fault of the blundering
policemen who twist girls' arms and
make them sit down in the muddy
"We are not afraid to fight forDur
rights, and we want a living wage.
If these restaurant keepers do not
pay the waitresses enough to live on,
then we, as public spirited citizens,
must warn patrons of their unfair
ness. Isrill be down early in the
morning with the pickets, and I will
do everything I can to help you."
Early in the evening they were
forced to endure the mean insults of
George Knab's son, Carl, and John
Sindelar, a hireling. ,
Young Knab attempted cheap in
sult but fled in disgrace when Eliza
beth Maloney scored him. He defied
Miss Maloney to call a policeman.
She says she will swear out a war
rant for his arrest this morning.
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tiest of waterproof coats-ln pretty col
ors of violets' and browns.
Egg stains on table linen should be
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