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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 02, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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when that accommodation merely
meant that you finish work and be
out of a job didn't seem commend
able to me and that was what speed
ing had meant to the girls. I told
him that though I had worked for
the concern for ten -sleeks and was
considered a very fast worker, it had
not in any way added to my pay en
velope but the moment I refused to
be accommodating it took money out
of my pay" envelope.
"Mr. Gregg impressed upon me
many times what a nice man he was
and how thoughtful of the people
who worked under him and after I
had talked for one hour and ten min
utes he gave the four of us the 50
cents that had been docked from us
and asked us if we didn't consider
Marshall Field & Co. were very fair
to their employes and if he wasn't,!
very fair with us.
The girl who hasn't yet lost the
Jdea that the laborer is worthy of
his hire, paused, then she added:
" "I am out of a job, of course, but
I do not care. I would, rather starve
than lose every bit of courage I have
and become just a machine to ac
commodate employers who grind
every bit of work they can out of
you and then make you pay when
you take advantage of the thing they
themselves emphasized so you would
not think about the $6 job a Sat
urday half holiday."
o o
At the eleventh hour Oscar P. Nel
son, Democratic nominee- for" Con
gress, is claimed to be the victim of
a mean trick on the part of Congress
man Fred Britten, the Republican
now being fought by Nelson.
It is customary for The Menace,
the anti-Catholic paper, to endorse
candidates at each election. These
candidates" are understood to be in
sympathy with the fight against the
The Menace did NOT endorse
Oscar F. Nelson. But yesterday there 1
was spread ardnnd the district pam
pjhlets declaring that Nelson was en- ,
dorsed by the anti-Catholics.
Nelson and his friends accuse Fred
Britten of doing it They also charge,
that after tg'etting the stuff printed
Britten went to election commission
ers and paid a girl to copy the names
of every Irish voter. Then the let
ters were sent out.
Friends of William A. Cunnea, So
cialist candidate' for county judge,
are optimistic concerning iis chanc
es of election. They point to many
signs to hinge their confidence on.
Cunnea's name was applauded
yesterday when "Mother" Jones
boosted him for county judge at the
meeting of the Chicago Federation
of Labor.
William A. Rodriguez , and other
Cunnea leaders believe that Cunnea
will be placed on the bench with a
comfortable plurality. They argue
that the bitter fight between Judge
Scully and Johnny Northup has
made their fight easier.
John T. Fitzpatrlck and E. N.
Jfockels of the Chicago Federation
of Labor praised Cunnea in state
ments made .today.
o o
Arthur Lonqulst, 3023 N. Racine
av., fell in front of "L" train near
Wrightwood, Train stopped within
few feet -
August 'Loula saw" burglars in ins
saloon at 2701 W. 47th. Started gun
battle. All escaped.
Daniel Peterson, 17, 3052 N. Albany
av., suicide. Carbolic acid. Reason
Harry Holmby, 7 W. Maple, on bike.
Hit by auto. Badly hurt,
John Scrzyz, 40, killed by freight
engine in Manheim yards.
Unknown man, about 50, killed by
C. M& St P. train near Glen View.
Indianapolis. 3 dead, 3 injured toll
in. Indiana's Sundayauto accidents.

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