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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 08, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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pickets and the first policeman to
return to the toctics adopted at the
Henrlci stride was Officer Parley.
Farley has the beat in front of
Knab's restaurant at 26 East Adams
street, and was approached by Julia
Connery, who asked him to" arrest a
man who had brutally insulted her.
Farley arrested Juha Connery and
let the man go;
The public is standing loyally back
of the girls in this strike. It would
almost seem as Ihough they had been
educated through-the strike at Hen
rici's to understand that it is a. bat
tle between defenseless women for
. the lowest possible wage upon which
they can live and an association of
greed-mad rich men who have de
termined to spend any amount of
money fighting rather than grant this
lowest possible Wage upon which a
woman can live.
And so the restaurants of Knab,
Powers and Efting have lost'corisld
erable business through this "silent"
picketing because of the loyalty of
the public.
But with all "of these good things
brought about through the Henricl
strike-which Senrlci practically won
through thfe decision of three learned
judges, silent picketing is not an easy
thing to do. It meas more than
just carrying ari American flag, fold
ing cards in one's hand and enduring
the curious ga2es of the public. It
means keeping a check on one's lips
when every inclination tempts one to
spfcak, ahd that is a very hard thing
to do.
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State Sen. Sam Ettelson, lawyer
for the interests who are trying to
put ovej4' the sale of .the Automatic
'phonq system to the J3ell interests',
faced the charge yesterday that the
deal is "crooked." At the meeting of
the city council committee on gas,
oil and electric light, Horace- B: Wild, ,
secretory of fhe Penny 'Pohe
League, threw this challenge at Ettel-
Lsonr- t
"I'm surprised to see a state sen
ajjor, a man whd claims that he is a
representative of the people, come in
here and try to put over -a deal as
crooked as this prposed sale of the
Automatic to the Chicago Telephone
Ettelson's face colored, hie bit his
lip, and in a confused way said some
thing about his desire to be treated
as a gentleman so long as he treated
Others as gentlemen.
Wild came back hotly: "This is not
a time to' be gentlemanly. This is -A
time for ripping things open and tell
ing the truth about this deal. I say
there has never been a more crooked
deal put Up to. the city council and
for a state senator, with all his pecu
liar political c&hnections, to stand
here and talk for a corporation on
a deal like this looks rotten to us. I
know it 'was a crooked bunch that
put this Autoniaticdeal over in the
first "place -And I know the edal that
is now proposed has a orse stench
the farther you investigate it,"
The regular program laid out by
tfie committee for its work yesterday
afternoon was all broken up by the
entrance of delegates from the Penny
'Phone League, the Progressive, So
cialist and Prohibition parties -and the
Woma party and the Human
Rights party.
Both men and women took the
floor and demanded action on the
Automatic situation. The committee
vdted to make the Automatic situa
tion a special order of business for
its meeting May 22. The main ques
tion theaup will be whether the Auto
matic kas 20,000 subscribers.
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Miss Ida Phillips took dinner with
Misses Ozema and Olive Dunford
Sunday, but she got the worst eftd
of tie trade, for they went home with
her for supper, Gar Creek Cor,
Ozark (Ark.) Spectator.

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