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STATE NURSES FINALLY GET
FAIR PAY AND HOURS
Organized labor has just secured
for the employes of Illinois state in
stitutions what civil service and poli-
I - UCians promisea years agu auu "stv.
Thirty years ago the nurses of state
hospitals and asylums went to
Springfield and told the legislature
that $25 for men and $20 for women
was not enough monthly pay for pro
ficient attendants who worked at
least 12 and sometimes 18 hours a
To this day they have got nothing
but promises from the politicians
who gather every other year at
Springfield to manufacture material
for political fences.
When civil service became a fact
the slaves of the state's payroll
thought they saw the sun of eman
cipation rising. They were fooled.
Civil service did not even reduce their
excessively long working hours.
Last winter when the legislature
was again in session the workers
made their best, stand. They asked
equal pay for men and women atten
dants doing the same work, an eight
hour day, an increase in wages and
better working conditions. They got
not a thing.
All hope had fled from their breasts
when John Fitzpatrick, president of
the C. F. of L., and Miss Mary Ander
son, organizer from the Women's
Trade Union league, got busy after
the legislature had adjourned.
They demanded of the state board
of administration that the state nurs
es be given a hearing. The result was
the granting to the workers of every
thing they had asked except that the
wage increase was not so great as
Henceforth the women nurses will
draw the same salary as the men, the
eight-hour day has gone into effect,
the desired working conditions have
been granted and an automatic in
crease in wages is provided for. The
nurses are now union members.
By Jim Manee.
With oysters coming back to town,
That brings a good old story 'roun'
That I have often heard.
It's not on me, please understand.
The joke is on some other man,
Some say, it is a bird.
A gent went to a swell cafe,
And when the waiter passed his way,
He really grew quite rude.
He ordered oysters, pie and ham,
Said, "Serve the oysters as I am."
They brought them to him stewed.
P. S CHORUS Raw, Raw, Raw!
Its funny how often, when a rich
"lobster" takes a chorus girl out to
dine, the little "shrimp" .orders
oysters. Oh, seafood!
ZIMMER NOW JOHET WARDEN
Michael Zimrner, former sheriff of
Cook county has been appointed war
den of Joliet penitentiary.
He stated that he would continue
the "honor system" established by
his predecessor, Edmund Allen,
whose wife was recently murdered by
Zimmer will leave for Joliet short
ly to live there as required by law.
He says his family will not come to
the prison until later.
Disorderly conduct charges against
27 men who witnessed shooting of
Chas. Victor at painters' meeting dis.
missed. Ashland-Twelfth St bank, one of
Lorimer chain, paying 20 cents on
the dollar to depositors.
CHICAGO GRAIN. Grain up.
Provisions down. Sept wheat close,
tw iukn oiuuno, AiarKec-"
strong on active buying.
Fair tonight and Friday; moderate
temperature; gentle winds mostly
southerly. Temperature Wednesday:
Highest, 75i'lpwest, 65,
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