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FORCED TO PAY RETURN FARES
The five professional strikebreak
ers imported from Cincinnati to scab
on the locked-out lathers and then
discharged to starve on the street
have been shipped back to the Ohio
city. After loud protests the ones
who brought them here paid the re
"Pecoy & Cummings paid the re
turn fare," said Mrs. Leonora 'Z.
Meder, head of the public welfare bu
reau, who took up the cudgel for the
"I understand Pecoy & Cummings
of S. State st. specialize in handling
Strikebreakers," said Mrs. Meder.
"This instance of the five brought on
from Cincinnati to be used against
the lathers is but a typical example
of the way such things are done. The
men were picked up in Cincinnati and
promised good wages. There fares
were paid to Chicago and they were
put up at a hotel. Either they could
not do the work or there was no fur
ther need for them, so they were
kicked out on the street, penniless,
"Maybe they were poor workmen,
but the employing agent should have
determined that before he shipped
"This simply supports the state
ment I have made before that 90 per
cent of the labor agencies need in
vestigating. I will amend that state
ment now by saying that the 95 per
cent need investigating. The work
ing man are being preyed upon in
nearly every labor agency."
He spent his youth and middle age
. Accumulating wealth;
And then he spent his last red cent
More than five marriages are not
permitted one person m Russia and
eighty years is the marriageable j
THIS JUDGE DIDN'T HAVE A JOB
HE HAD A POSITION
It appears that one of the nice
things about holding a job as a su
perior court judge is that if you lay
off work the salary of $833.33 a
month vacation included goes on
just the same.
Judge Henry Varnum Freeman
hasn't been inside a Cook county
court room for about two years, but
he has collected his $10,000 a year
from Cook county just the same.
And out of that $833.33 a month it
appears that he has not even been
paying for a substitute judge. Cook
county has been paying $10 a day to
an out-of-town judge to do Judge
The bar ass'n hinted it would be a
nice thing for Judge Freeman to re
sign, since he was in such ill health
he would scarcely be able to work
again. It is understood the judge
hinted it was none of the bar ass'n
The judge has decided, however,
according to report, to pay from his
$833.33 a month salary the $10 a. day
wage which his substitute draws.
o o J
TO CUT JOBS AND SALARIES
You can't raise a tree by chopping
it down, but the board of education
is going to raise a million dollars to
supply the deficit in the department
by chopping jobs and salaries.
The board yesterday appointed a
committee to act as a sort of special
executioner. It will investigate de
partments and lop off a job or a por
tion of salary wherever it thinks it
can be done.
WHAT WAS IN 'EM?
New York. Bottles blown with the
name of E. C. Booz, Philadelphia dis
tiller of 1840, said to have "put the
booz in boozing," were sold to curio
collector for $28 and $30 apiece.
Two women and -boy broke into
home of Michael Penkos, 1418 W.
18th. Took 2.