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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 12, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 30

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There is some real news in the
Sept. 11 bulletin of President John
Walker of the Illinois' Federation of
Labor. Here are some extracts
from it:
"On the night of the 8th the whole
population almost turned out at
Thayer, 111., to hear the discussion of
the co-operative movement and com
plete the arrangements for starting
their store. Their splendid brass
band contributed to' the pleasure of
the occasion. They have $1,700 sub
scribed, and no doubt will start their
store in the very near future.
"The Germans, British, French,
Belgians, Poles, Russians, Austrians,
Italians, Scandinavians, all joining
together for the common good. That
is what they would be doing in Eu
rope now if the people had the say.
"The miners and other trade un
ionists of- Thayer have demonstrated
not only their loyalty to their broth
er unionists in times of trouble, but
that they understand intelligently,
the broader needs of our movement
by arranging so that not one copy
of the Hearst publications are han
dled in their town. They are against
all enemies of organized labor and
refuse to buy scab products of any
kind, knowingly.
"A working man in the Chicago
packing houses recently told Presi
dent John Fitzpatrick of the Chicago
Federation of Labor that the car
casses that were being condemned by
the government inspectors, because
they were rotten or diseased, instead
of going to the fertilizing depart
ment, were switched by the conveyor
engine into a vat where they were
sterilized in chemicals, put up in tins,
a fancy label put on, and sold as
choice meats.
"This is another reason why the
workers should start co-operative
stores, wholesale and manufacturing
departments. That is the only way
t&ey can protect themsJves7'
Edward S. Adams, who filed prae
cipe for $300,000 suit against Robert
McCormick for "trespass," took an
other court action Sept 4. He filed
through his attorneys, Haight, a)
Brown & Haight, a writ of error J
granted by Judge Edward O. Brown
of Appellate Court, calling for a re
hearing of his divorce suit. His then
wife, Amie I. Adams, asked for di
vorce early in March, without ali
mony, and Judge Denis Sullivan
granted the decree March 6. Mrs. Ad
ams and' her sister's husband, Dr.
Arthur A. Small, testified to Edward
S. Adams being habitually drunk.
Nearly every day for twelve years ie
was in a enar stupor from drink,
would make sudden, silly, -profane re
marks at table, and was so nervous
food fell from his mouth repeatedly,
they testified. Adams did not appear.
Aug 1, W. H. Haight filed a depo
sition that the certificate of evidence
was missing from the vaults of the
superior court clerk on June 1 and
again on July 9. A letter from Haight
to Alexander! Powell, who had been
understood to be attorney for Mrs.
Adams got reply from Powell that
Charles Hamill might be "able to
throw light" on where missing evi
dence was. Aug. 1, Haight, Brown &
Haight notified Powell & Hamill that
on Aug. 3 they would appear before
Judge Goodwin to ask court order
for restoration of certificate of evi
dence. The document then appeared
in the court files.
Divorce rehearing set for first Q
Tuesday in October.
Washington, Sept 12. Pres.
White of the United Mine Workers'
Union notified Pres. Wilson that he
will take up with union men 'under
him the three-year truce plan pre
sented by Wilson to" solve Colorado
coal strike. No -word yet reeved.
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