1 Jurgis became once more a besieger of factory gates.
2 There was a barrel factory, and a boiler-repair shop.
3 She was a store clerk, and she hired herself to a man to be sent here to work in a factory.
4 She works in a canning factory, and all day long she handles cans of beef that weigh fourteen pounds.
5 She had taken the place of an Irishwoman who had been working in that factory ever since any one could remember.
6 But only ten days after she had joined, Marija's canning factory closed down, and that blow quite staggered them.
7 He had to fight often in these days to fight for a place near the factory gates, and now and again with gangs on the street.
8 Marija was in despair, for there was still no word about the reopening of the canning factory, and her savings were almost entirely gone.
9 She was in another canning factory, and her work was to trim the meat of those diseased cattle that Jurgis had been told about not long before.
10 However that might be, the known facts were that a few weeks before the factory closed, Marija had been cheated out of her pay for three hundred cans.
11 In the late spring the canning factory started up again, and so once more Marija was heard to sing, and the love-music of Tamoszius took on a less melancholy tone.
12 There was a building to which the grease was piped, and made into soap and lard; and then there was a factory for making lard cans, and another for making soap boxes.
13 With one member trimming beef in a cannery, and another working in a sausage factory, the family had a first-hand knowledge of the great majority of Packingtown swindles.
14 Thousands of them came to Chicago answering advertisements for "servants" and "factory hands," and found themselves trapped by fake employment agencies, and locked up in a bawdy-house.
15 Packingtown was always a center of violence; in "Whisky Point," where there were a hundred saloons and one glue factory, there was always fighting, and always more of it in hot weather.
16 Not only did he own the dump, but he owned the brick factory as well, and first he took out the clay and made it into bricks, and then he had the city bring garbage to fill up the hole, so that he could build houses to sell to the people.
17 Only a month after Marija had become a beef-trimmer the canning factory that she had left posted a cut that would divide the girls' earnings almost squarely in half; and so great was the indignation at this that they marched out without even a parley, and organized in the street outside.
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