He travels to Chicago because he needs a job to get money for his rent . And to provide money for his money and get abetter payment.
Jurgis gets kicked out
After one month of his arrival, Jurgis finally gets a job. He first though it was fake, so he went to the office. In there was a big Irish man, he get interview and gets the job, we would get 15c an hour, $4 a week.
Finding a place to warm up
One day at work, Jurgis get hurt by a branche that hits him on he's left shoulder. He gets knocked down, when he open his eyes his on the hospital with the doctor that tooked of him. Jurgis spents Christmas on the hospital with his leftarm wounded.
All night warmed up
Jurgis is out in the blittery cold. He doesn't have anywhere to go, he does not even have a coat to cover himself from the cold. He needs to find fast a place to get warmed up, so he finds a saloon.
Jurgis goes to different saloons to warmed up, but he has to but something so he can stay in for a longer time. The problem is that he doesn't have a lot of money. And also all the saloons he goes are full with other people.
In the last saloon that he goes in, the owner recognizes him. They had a conversation about Jurgis situation, and because they are friends he let's him stay the night so he can rest and warm up from the cold.