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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The day book. — 2 January 1912
THE DAY BOOK 500 SO. PEORIA ST. e398 Vol. 1, No. 83 Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1912 TEL. MONROE 353 One Cent BUSINESS INTERESTS ON HARRIMAN AND I. C. LINES WANT STRIKE SETTLEMENT Financial Loss the Cause Strike-Breakers Issue Notice Denouncing Rank Conditions on Harriman Lines Men Forced to' Live Like Hogs. Aroused by the financial loss they are suffering, business inter ests throughout the district af fected by the strike of the shop men on the Illinois Central and Harriman lines, are demanding immediate settlement of the strike, and in the majority of cases urge that the roads con cede the strikers the right of sys tem federation. It is pointed. out that the roads themselves have one of the strongest and tightest federations in existence. At a citizens' meeting a.t Cen tralia last night, addressed by President J. W. Kline of the Blacksmiths' union, a resolution was adopted commending the strikers for their peaceful atti tude, and indorsing their demand for the right to federate. Th...
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The day book. — 2 January 1912
companies say that if the strike is not settled shortly they will be compelled to move their head quarters to some other city. The statements in the Item afe significant as showing the revul sion of public opinion, which is now turning to the strikers. When the strike was first called the Item printed an editorial criti cizing the strikers, and demand ing that they return to work. Vice-President Park of the I. C. thought so much of it that he had it incorporated in the little book let explaining the road's position in the strike, which was sent over the country. The following letter, printed in i he papers at Ogden, Utah, shows .he conditions that obtain among the strikebreakers on the Harri man lines: To Our Fellow Strike-breakers and All Concerned: We, the undersigned strike breakers, wish to let the public 'to. of the conditions at the bhops of the Oregon Short Line R. R. located at Ogden, Utah, and all shops throughout the Harri man System. We wish to state that we have been tre...
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There are one hundred or more men willing to quit this strike in the Ogden shops alone, but they have not the means to get out of town with. Yours respectfully, (Signed) Wm. E. Kelley, B. C. o- GREETINGS FROM THE CZAR McDonald, Richard Smith, B. F. Merrick, Jos. McLospi, W. E. Bohlman, Victor Anderson, and Frank Kromer. Issued by Ogden Local Advis ory Board System Federation, -o !v . v AmZ ZaJ W5) 6 I I Skffk -From New York Press. m
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The day book. — 2 January 1912
CHICAGO DOINGS BRIEFLY TOLD How's your head? Frank Sokowaki, 8840 Escan aba ave., celebrated New Year's by firing "blank" cartridges. One bullet hit Edward Konieck, 6, in leg. John Petros, 14, 3110 N. Clare mont, shot himself in the hand welcoming 1912. William Hanks?, 1117 Fullerton ave., city fireman, struck and se riously injured by auto patrol at Throop and W. 22nd streets. Twelve families driven into cold by fire in Driscoll flats, 3110 W. Harrison street Damage, $5,000. Seven men broke into pool room at 806 Davis street, Evans ton, yesterday, to play free pool. Jailed. Mrs. Myron Cottrell, 4454 Drexell blvd., hid three diamond rings in her husband's old clothes. Mr. Cottrell gave the clothes to a poor family Christmas. Detec tives are trying to trace Mrs. Cot trell's rings. Robert Popp, 4944 S. Western ave., taken sick on street car Sun day, and died at hospital few hours later. Hold-up tried to rob John Lin der, 4307 Park ave., last nighf. Linder "help-up" the hold-up, and to...
Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The day book. — 2 January 1912
CUPID WINS IN CROSS COUNTRY RACE- Denver, Colo.', Jan. 2. "It's no ise. Your father never will con sent. Meet me, Savoy, Denver, Roland." This telegram, received by Miss Alice Clifford, daughter of Hamilton W. Clifford, wealthy stock broker, at her home in New York, Friday afternoon, started a cross country race between father and daughter, and brought about a wedding at the Spvov ho tel behind locked doors and to the accompaniment of violent kicks administered to the portal by Miss Clifford's irate parent. Roland Birch, a New York stock broker, sent the telegram. Miss Clifford began packing as soon as she reveived it. She left her home without being ob served, but dropped the telegram in the hallway. Her father picked up the tele gram and read it, just as Miss Clifford climbed into a taxicab. Father grabbed his hat and coat. Miss Clifford caught a Rock Island train for Denver, at the New York depot. Fifteen min utes later, father caught a Bur lington train for Denver. Miss Clifford...
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m joq tgary n ' if Miss Helen Gould is the only one of the women who says she doesn't want to be a deputy sher iff. She says she has troubles enough of her own. Mrs. Young, wife of a million aire banker, but better known as Mme. Nordica, the grand opera singer, has no doubt abou accept ing. "Assuredly I shall accept." she said today. "It is only right that women should be given the op portunity to act as guardians of the peace." Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont declar ed that she would be more than pleased to receive her commis sion. The only thing at which she would draw the line, she said, would be raiding gambling' houses. "I don't think women ought to be expected to do that. But .there is plenty of other work for wom en deputies. The women, you see, don't want to oust the men ; they want to work side by side with them, each doing his or her kind of work." Mrs. James . Lees Laidlaw, chairman of the borough of Man hattan for woman suffrage, said she would accept the ''honor" of being a deput...
Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The day book. — 2 January 1912
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmsmmmemsmssssgm "'NOBODY-LOVES ME; I'M GOING OUT IN THE GARDEN ND EAT WORMS." FROM WELL KNOWN PICTURE When you eat cranberry sauce with your holiday turkey, you think of it -as a tart, delicious ad dition to the menu. But if vou could know the aching backs, the toiling of women, the child labor that must be measured up with the production of a cranberry crop, perhaps it wouldn't taste so erood.
Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The day book. — 2 January 1912
ORIGIN OF THE ESKIMO Christian Leden. a polar ex plorer for the University of Christiana, who is in Chicago for several days prior to his return to Norway, in an interview said he was investigating the origin of the Eskimo. It is his belief that this family is of the' same branch as the American Indian. A pecu liar feature of all these most northern inhabitnats is that when born the babies have skin even more white than the Cauca sian. "But there is a tiny black spot in the middle of the back," he stated, "and it is this spot in which their dark complexions or iginate. The spot grows larger and at the same time less strong ly colored ; finally, it spreads over the entire body." Here is a discovery that is worth nursing. In olden times, brass collars and other badges of servitude were used to mark the difference between master and man. Civilization, while It taught hu manity a whole lot of things, did not disturb the desire to dose up the gulf between the boss and his lave. Brass col...
Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The day book. — 2 January 1912
WISCONSIN THINKS PETER AND JOHN HOBBS' EDUCATIONS AT THEIR TRADES IMPORTANT 9fI4:4:4c4:C4E4:4:4!4:4:4:4:4:4;4; xJ BBBRD By W. G. Shepherd. Staff Correspondence. Madison, Wis., Jan. 2. Peter Hobbs. as we have said, was 21 years old and his ambition, as he toiled daily in the machine shop, was to be a good machinist. In fact, he wanted to be a better machinist than the men about him. How to accomplish this was a puzzle, for how could he learn from men who knew less than he wanted to know? One day a lecturer from the university extension course of Wisconsin came to the factory and from him Peter learned that the state would teach him all there was to know about the ma chinist's trade, for a very small fee. by correspondence. If he would get together 15 or 20 young machinists who wanted to know more about their trade, the university would send a regu lar teacher to them once a week, H
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said-thc.4ect.urer. and they would receive personal lessons It didn't take John long to avail himself of the correspondence plan and before many weeks he had gathered the class and every Thursday night they met to hear the lessons of the machinist-expert from the university. John Hobbs, jr., ton. '"ound out that the state of Wisconsin was anxious to make a first class pattern maker out of him. He was an apprentice in a pattern shop, but under the law his employer gave him five hours a ' week on salary to receive lessons in gov ernment, history and other school courses from special teachers sent nut by the board of education. It was a case of the school teacher following John into the factor-, but the lessons lie re ceived promised to make a better skilled laborer out of him. The nexi article will tell hbw John Hobbs, farmer brother was helped in his business of farming bv the state of Wisconsin. What's the Use. Sage Know thyself. Cynic What's the use? It's not an acquaintance from w...
Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — The day book. — 2 January 1912
SW55H355 STREET COSTUMES WITH AUSTRALIAN CHINCHILLA - ' - -w-nirTWinT - From far off Australia comes the gray fur that is one of the fashions of this season. This pretty animal skin is used effectively on a dark brown street costume. The material is slight ly flecked with cream, giving the mixed effect when seen at close vision. This costume has a bias air from the slash of the skirt. The coat is lapped well on to the side where it fastens and the buttons of this garment extend on a diag onal line with those on the skirt. The Australian chinchilla is formed into a collar on the coat and a deep revere of the brown cloth goes to the line where the jacket is fastened. o o SHOT $50 IN DOG Swoyerville, Pa., Dec. 30. Somebody's big black dog- is carry $50 in bills. John Vincent stuff- ' ed the ?oO in the barrel of his old shotgun for safe keening-. Likelv it ! would be there vet if that prowling dog hadn't happened around. In his anx iety to put the dog out of business Vincent forgot abou...
Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — The day book. — 2 January 1912
agggtocccggojogc fcVw-y.wMP9MyMgaartsfiteWTiy m SHE'LL BE QUEEN OF HOLLAND SOME DAY "BY UND1iaOI C JNOEKWQOX) This is a new picture of little Juliana Wilhelmina, princess of Orange and heir to the throne of Holland, aged two years and eight months. The photograph was taken by her mother, "Queen Wil helmina, in the gardens of the royal palace. s.
Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — The day book. — 2 January 1912
HOW J. P. MORGAN FREED CHINA The Chinese Rebelled Rather than Let J. Pierp. Get a Grip on China Like the One He Has on the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Sad as may be the necessity of 'doing so, it is necessary to take from Willie Randolph Hearst the credit of freeing China, and place that credit where it belongs with J. Pierpont Morgan, and his ally, the government of the .United States of America. The story of J. Pierpont Mor gan's activities in this regard brings to mind those legends which tell how wolves suckled babes, and which have roused in suspicious persons the thought that perhaps the wolves suckled the babes with ever in mind the thought of larger and choicer tit bits in time to come. Doubtless Mr. Morgan did not know he was freeing China, and doubtless he is going to be ex tremely pained to discover he has done so. Also, he is going to lose some money by it, which is one of the consolations of the situa tion. Consider the facts: A few years ago, the Manchu...
Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — The day book. — 2 January 1912
jTjyTf.tf !. Msfl3SWii dared not go back on their secret contracts with the French, Brit ish and German governments and financiers, and they were afraid to increase the loan. They pro tested to the United States gov ernment against Morgan's sug gestion of part of the pie. Then - did William Howard Taft, president of these United States, send a personal cablegram to Prince Regent Chun which forced the matter to an issue. The "railroad loan" was in creased. Morgan was allowed to make a Joan, and further was giv en permission to build a section of the "development of China" railroad, and to supply the mate rials for the same. This was a cute arrangement, inasmuch as Morgan thus made two profits. He made a rake-off from the handling of the loan, and he made a juicy profit by supply ing the railroad construction ma terials from the Morgan Steel Trust. While Taft; Knox and Willard Straight were telling the Man chu government where it got off in the matter of borrowing mon ey, President Ta...
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fmmmmmmgmmmmmmsm upon, was that little Pu Yi had 'been "deceived" by a naughty member of his cabinet, who had turned the country's railroads over to wicked foreigners. Evidently, the thing that was sticking in the craws of the Chi nese people, and making them re bel, was the handling of the rail road question. Yes, J. Pierpont Morgan freed China! But there is something ineff ably sad in the spectacle of the government of "th,e most en lightened nation of Christendom" aiding the schemes of Morgan to such an extent that a groaning people arose in rebellion, and shed their "blood and devastated their country, in order to throy off the Morgan shackles. -o o- IRE. CAR WAS CROWDED AND THE SHOPPERS WEKE TANDlrte OH SAcH OTHERS FEET, V4HEN. A meavV sex J-adV cried out, " F THE CONDUCTOR MocJvfl POWM FAKES, WHAT YULC TRE. MOTOR-cop f t KNOW IT OMUW COST A DOLLAR OECAOJli TH-e-PRICE TAG IS -STILL ON IT. HOOK FOR THE SUPREME COURT, SAYS REPORT J C 3-rtlAUfi Judge W. C. Hook. From Washington co...
Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — The day book. — 2 January 1912
J4LiJJ',f-ry"iy"lgtfgcai;ifa r& iyimM Bca&iQ9E9'jB SHE ANSWERED BACK Miss Elder You fancy your self very clever, I dare say, but I could give you a wrinkle or two. Miss Younger No doubt you could and never miss them. Tit-Bits. o o Spark Plug. Mollie He always" wears a high hat when he goes to see the girls he's courting. Chollie Calls it a spark plug, I suppose? Yonkers Statesman. quite All for Love. Mr. A-rNorah seems gone on the postman. Mrs. A Gone! Do you know what that girl does? She mails herself a postal card every even ing so as to make sure he'll call next morniner. Boston Trans cript. o o Good Work. Little Alice was going on a journey, and Lily, her negro nurse, was kneeling before her, polishing her little shoes. T want ter do 'em real good baby, so they'll stay black while you are away." Baby watched her seri ously a moment, then re marked pleasantly. "I tell you, Lily. God shoe polished you real good before you went away, didn't he?" Judge. In Culturetown. Patie...
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The day book. — 3 January 1912
TTl??wL'Sr' '&& -r- K.njf afaafctyv THE DAY BOOK 500 SO. PEORIA ST. 398 TEL. MONROE 353 Vol. 1, No. 84 Chicago, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1912 One Cent NEW YORK IN GRIP OF "CLEAN LINEN FAMINE"; "BIG BUSINESS" HOWLS IN PROTEST "Joan of Arc" of 45,000 Striking Women Tells of Hor rible Conditions in Laundries; Little Girl Maimed for Life No Compensation. New York, Jan. 3. New York city is facing a clean linen fam ine today. By tomorrow night it is esti mated that 45,000 laundry work ers will have obeyed the general strike order, closing down 600 steam laundries and 15;000 hand laundries in Greater New York alone. William Armour in charge of the strike, says that if the strike be prolonged by the laundrymen, it will involv up-state and New Jersey cities as well as New York. Steamship lines, railroad com panies, hotel and restaurants are complaining bitterly of the failure of the laundries to return their soiled linens on time. The laundries have notified several thousand householders t...
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The day book. — 3 January 1912
ing to improve conditions, not only for ourselves, but for the thousands of poor girls who will come after lis. "People who take their clothes to laundries never get any closer to us than the tiled-walled, scru pulously clean offices they never hear of the hells back there where we work. "We get to work at 7 in the morning and have to work until 7 at night. We get only half an hour for lunch. When there is overtime work to be done, we are forced to stay as long as Ave are told. We get nothing extra for this. "The state factory inspectors recently made the laundries put in chairs. You'll find the chairs stacked up in corners. It would be worth a girl's job to sit in one. "We work in superheated rooms filled with steam. The air is filled with millions of minute particles of lint, torn from the things we are laundering. Tuber culosis is the commonest disease among the girls. "I know of no laundry in New York which has a decent dressing room. Most of the room for women are exposed so th...
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The day book. — 3 January 1912
ARC YOU &ISSAT1SFI &fc OF COURSE. YOU ARS. & THEN ivhy ax? you Permit those three HflIRt THAT 5ROtV OUT of that funny moce on yoltr face, to attain only a ln3th of two inches 0 O WHEN BY APPLYING some qooo tonic Yol COULD I5EVEL0P THEM INTO A WISP OF 'FEELERS' THAT WOULD KEEP YOU from Bumping your nose in the dark - VEEDER ENDS TALE OF "P. O. BOX 247" The examination of Henry eVeder, secretary of the old pool of the packers that was known only as "P. O. Box 247", came to an end at the trial before Judge Carpenter today. Attorneys for the defense claim that through the Veeder-; the government has proved only things that happened outside the statute of limitations, and there fore of no consequence. But the government attorneys merely smile. "We have shown, through the Veeders, the methods of the packers. We have shown that at one time at least, they actually did operate in restraint of trade. those witnesses who con prove that the packers still are so operating-." -o o- OU...
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The day book. — 3 January 1912
" VETERAN BIG LEAGUERS PASSING; HEMPHILL AND HARTSEL MANAGERS By Billy Evans. Charley Hemphill will manage the Atlanta Southern league team next year. Topsy Hartsel will manage the Toledo American association team in 1912. Such was the news a few daj's ago, relative to the two American league veterans who have been with the organization since its birth. The passing of these two play ers, who have been among the big stars in the organization, brings to mind the truth that "youth must be served." No doubt before the opening of the season a number of others will be relegated to the minors. While stars come and go. there are a few veterans who apparent ly S on forever. There is Nap Lajoie, Bobby Wallace. Bill Don ovan and a few others in the Am erican league, who follow the pace set by the youngsters in fine style. In the National league Christy Mathewson, Fred Clarke, Tom my Leach, Cy Young and a few others continue to shine as bril liantly as the most sensational re cruits. All these ...