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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 01, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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Two men who tried to take the
number of a policeman who had
kicked a picket were, arrested today
in front of Mayer Bros., Wabansia
and Winnebago, where a garment
makers' strike is on.
When the policeman kicked the
picket Hyman Schnerd and Sam Riss
man, organizers, tried to get the of
ficer's number. They were arrested.
Victor Wycranie, another organizer,
was arrested for simply talking to a
"Some policemen seem unable to
realize that they are hired to protect
the public, not to beat up fellow men
who are forced to strike to keep from
starvation," said one of the organ
izers. "Still, they are probably just
obeying orders from a man higher up
who takes his orders from the manu
facturer or the manufacturers' polit
ical friends."
Following a conference of garment
workers' leaders last night the belief
was expressed that strike revolts
against intolerable conditions in Chi
cago 'clothing making shops will be
come so numerous that shortly there
will be a general strike without one
being called.
The victory gained at the Herzog
factories by Local No. 59, Ladies'
Waist, Dress and White Goods Work
ers' union, has aroused the workers
from their spirit of subjection. They
are straining at the tie which bind
them to starvation and poverty.
In New York city a garment work
er can average twice the weekly wage
of a Chicago workers, though in near
ly every other trade the Chicago scale
is much the higher.
Mattress makers went on a general
strike today. Four hundred are out
The men want a minimum wage of
$13 a week, with nine hours a day,
shops to close at 3 o'clock on Satur
day, time and a half for overtime and
double time after 8 p. m. Men who
support families are now paid $8 to
$9 a week.
Mattress factories principally af
fected are A. Brandwein, 3945 Went
worth av.; Schultz & Hirsch, 1312
Fulton; Empire Mattress Co., 2231
W. Madison; Dixie Cotton Felt Co.,
2034 S. Racine.
I. Dua, leader of the strikers,
charges a conspiracy against the men
by members of the Chicago Furniture
Mfg. ass'n. Police are working
against the strikers in rront of the
New York, Sept 1. Ten years ago
Samuel Leitner, then 21, married a
17-year-old girl, just released from
the House of the Good Shepherd,
where she had been confined for so
cial missteps and incorrigibility. He
thought married life and a good
home, with children, would make her
forget the old life.
It didn't So Monday he shot her
to death because, he says, she taunt
ed him with the story of her shame
and refused to live, straight for the
sake of their five children.
This is the confession of Leitner
to the police after he had stoutly
maintained his innocence for 24
hours. The story told in court was
unemotional a simple statement of
things as they were, he said. For
days at a time, he said, she would
leave him with the children, to stay
with other men.
With the mother dead and the fa
ther in jail, the five children, the old
est 9. were in a pitiable plight today.
Two of them were found on the
street, crying with hunger, neighbo
took the 8-months-ola DaDy an
children's society the other two.
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sin pp. Jan. 1. 1915. 40 children
der 15 years of age and 105 peni
nvpr that aee have been killed
niitns in Cook county. Motorcvc
have killed 13. During the whole year
of 1914 143 people were killed by
autos and motorcycles.
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