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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 15, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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, SeveraT complaints have already
been phoned in to The Day Book of
fices. We have hardly had time to
earn enough to pay for a license be
fore they come out and demand that
we buy one," said one wagon driver.
It is a question how"many of the
poorer class this order will drive, out
of business. A man with a truck
would be charged $25 in order for him
to continue business.
"It looks like a move to crimp the
jitney bus and wagon business," com
plained another driver.
"The idea of how folks are going
to get to their homes is not taken into
consideration," said one of the wom
men who ride home in a jitney bus.
Many a Chicago dad was glad to
day that he bought the kiddies roller
skates. On any old paved street
father could be seen skating his way
to office. And it wasn't lonesome for
father, either. There were innumer
able girls and women who strapped
on brother's or sister's skates and
went foot-rolling to work.
Henry Toberg, Blue Island av. line
conductor, is taking his first vacation
since the strike of 1887. He hasn't
missed a day in that period despite
the fact that he is said to be the
world's richest conductor. He owns
a hotel, several houses and securities
estimated at $250,000.
Facing a huge deficit, the school
board has seized the strike situation
to suggest closing the schools and
save the money. Hundreds of teach
ers were unable to get to their build
ings. Thousands of pupils likewise
Two horses and an auto stolen.
John Rutowski, 1013 N. Ashland,
walked unsteadily into Maxwell st.
station early yesterday. Looking for
street car. Told of strike.
Ten trains were operated by the
South Side "L" yesterday. One bom
barded with paving blocks from fire
escape by sympathizers.
W. D. Mahon, international presi
dent of the car men, decided to stay
in Chicago. Endorses jitneys.
County civil service postponed ex
aminations until strike is over.
Circuit and superior court judges
favor arbitration.
Only six employes of Public Li
brary unable to get to work. Autos
to be sent for them today.
Stations established near car barns.
Every striker supposed to register
each day. Car barns picketed.
Big downtown stores taking em
ployes home in trucks.
Fine walking weather to continue,
says weather man.
Police turn back jitney bus men
on way here from neighboring cities.
Don't know way around city or traf
fic rules, says Chief Healey.
Autos with "millionaire mono
grams" on them carried passengers
along with the "Flivvers" last night
Everybody giving pedestrians a lift.
Chicago Federation of Labor en
dorsed strike.
Strikers asked to stay away from
saloons and maintain order.
Employes of County hospital to be"
boarded at hospital during strike.
Mail cars made one short trip yes
terday. No trouble.
Postmaster Campbell ordered to
use auto trucks to collect mail.
Few Chicagoans slept in loop.
Majority ate downtown and rode
home in busses.
"L" roads offered students at
Northwestern "U" jobs as conduc
tors. Offer refused.
Riverview park has closed.
Bus service continues to improve.
Steam roads put on more trains.
Report thatdepartment stores are
laying off employes.
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"What kind of a doctor do you pre
fer the allopathic or the homeo
pathfs?" "I prefer the sympathetic"
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