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Y tlcaHy ho nonunion workers in the
The last batch of workers came
out -when the suspender and garter
1 makers, who number about 75, fol
lowed 800 garment workers to the
.West Side Auditorium yesterday.
Herzog is not putting out sweatshop
garments to be sold by Julius Rosen
'wald's Sears-Roebuck mail order
With the coming out of the gar
ment workers, stories of violation of
the ten-hour law for women are
On July 1, according to the girls,
the employes of the cutting depart
ment of Herzog's, worked from 8 a.
m. until 7:30 p. m., with a half hour
At 6:30, when their ten-hour day
was up, the foreman, the girls claim,
asked each for her number and regis
tered them as having quit on the
time clock which the factory keeps.
This will be reported to State Fac
tory Inspector Oscar Nelson in in
vestigation. The success of the garment work
ers in New York is one cause for the
unrest here, according to Fannie Co
hen, organizer of the Ladies' Waist,
Dress, Corset and White Goods Work
ers' union, No. 59.
"The wages of garment workers in
New York and Chicago are not to be
compared," she declared today. "The
success of the easterners has caused
the workers of Chicago to look up.
There is an uneasy feeling among the
"We have taken all of the strikers
into Local No. 59, now one of the
strongest in the country. Our busi
ness is simply to mark time until Mr.
Schlessinger comes from New York.
"With his counsel we will be in a
position to demand a regular scale
from all manufacturers in Chicago.
We can swing the power of our five
great locals behind a demand for
union wages and union conditions. If
there had been a union at Herzog's
there would never have been a strike.
"The indignities practiced by the
foremen upon the girls would have
been reported and our troubles could
have been settled without a strike.
We don't want a strike. We want a
chance to get decent wages and work
Nathan Herzog, president of the
factories, at noon today sent word
to the strikers that he would meet
a delegation of them this afternoon.
The invitation was accepted.
MEXICAN GULF STORM DEATH
TOLL REACHES 183
Galveston, Tex., Aug. 21. One
hundred and eighty-three dead had
been accounted for today as the toll
of the gulf storm. Less than one
hundred are still missing, and It is
believed that many of these will be .
The previous estimate of $50,000,
000 property loss in the entire storm
area has not been changed.
Relief work is progressing rapidly.
An emergency water supply has been
turned into Galveston's mains, and
only bread is now needed. Appeals
for aid have been sent out from the
towns along East Galveston bay
which suffered more severely than in
the storm of 1900. Roads are being
cleared of debris and supplies rushed
to those places.
TEN DEAD IN ST. LOUIS STORM
St Louis. Bodies of ten negroes
victims of St Louis flood, recovered. ,
Fear that East Alton, Benbow City
and other Illinois towns may suffer
heavily from rising waters. Rain
stopped falling today.
Police are seeking six persons re
ported by their relatives to be missing - A
and who, it is feared, were drowned.
' More than a thousand families were
rendered homeless and property loss
was estimated roughly at $1,000,000
in St. Louis and surrounding Mis
souri suburbs. This was exclusive
of the East Side and other nearby
iiiino.6 teiritory, where damage was
said to have been equally great