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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 30, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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rarily out of a. job. he applied to the
Pair on Thursday -before Christmas
for work. This is what he says hap
pened: "They sent me to the 14th st.
warehouse and there I was., hired
right away. - Friday , morning at
8:30 I started out; it was 8:30 p:m.
before t had a chance to stop and
eat my supper.
"We slaved throughout the long,
cold day, delivering parcels, runnuig
abqut constantly over slippery pave
ments, steps and porches.
"At 8:30 p. m. I stopped work for
ten minutes and got a bite to eat
Then I went back and. hustled bun
dles up dark alleys and, back stairs
until 11:30, when I left the truck and
( got on an 'L' train at Hal3ted and
Lake streets.
"I was back on the job at 8 on Sat
urday, the next morning. The rush
was worse than the day before". Ex
cept for 15 minutes, which I spent id
eating, I didn't stop once until 11:45
p. m. It was about 1 o'clock when
I got home.
"Now I had worked about thirty
hours and I figured that the least
they could pay me would be 25 cen,ts
an hour, which 'is paid for the com
monest ditch-digging labor. This
would have brought me 7.50.
"Imagine my surprice when" after
I waited from 8:30 until noon on the
Tuesday following Christmas, I was
paid only $4. This was about 13
cents an hour for delivering bundles
in zero weather.
"I thought something was wrong.
Surely the store didn't intend to give
me a deal like that 1 went to the
superintendent and showed him my
envelope with $4 in it '
" 'I worked thirty hours and gbt
only $4,' I told him.
" 'Let's see your time card,' he an
swered. 'Why, you only worked two
days, according to this.'
" 'But how about the overtime?'
" 'Oh. The Pair doesn't pay over
time,' he answered."
f?tate Factory Inspector" Nelson
told Thompson (hat there was no law
which would prohibit the store froni
working him 24 hours 'every day.
"The best thing for the store em
ployes is a good, strong union. Theji
they can get their own hours. If
there was a department store de
livery men's union "every minute ,for
overtime would draw pay.
"Some trades need a law ' which
prohibits working men over a certain
number of hours a day. This would
probably be a good thing for those
who have charge of dangerous auto
trucks." ' '
)ssipee, N. H., Dec. 30. The jury
which is to decree life or death to
Frederick L. Small may face "grew
some duty of viewing horribly burn
ed and mutilated corpse of the wife
he is accused of murdering. .Became
known today that body of Mrs. Small
had been held unburied in receiving
tomb at Ossipefe cemetery. Prosecu
tion refused today Jo indicate wheth
er horrible exhibit would 'be intro
duced in trial, but certain-steps al
ready taken in introductien of oral
evidence-indicate such a plan.
Mrs. Small's body was recovered
from burned ruins of Small homev
About all that remained was the torr
so horribly burned but it is said
the legs indicated that the extremi
ties were cut off abruptly, as though
with an axe.
' o o ,
"Tim" Curtin, p. member of the
bond shark Ting, was attacked by
men as- he entered the Federal build
ing to testify today, wot nurc. .tie A
it il 4 n A l.ill 1,1m
Curtin made a confession that- un
covered the crooked practices of the
criminal court bond crowd yester
, oo ,
Jas. Philljpsr1046 N. Franklin, lost
$2 to two holdup men in garage at

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