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HIT 'EM IN THE POCKET.
The executive board of the Chi
cago haif-holiday committee
made its report today, in hope
that the loop stores migTi. grant a
Saturday half-holiday to em
ployes during the remaining Sat
urdays of August.
Representatives 'of many wo
men's organizations have been
working together tot induce the
State street stores td grant Sat
urday half-holidays during the
hot months of July and August.
They have reported Conditions
concerning the terrific strain on
, women and girls, but couldn't
touch the greedy hearts of the big
merchants .who 'are willing to
wear their employees out in order
to makejioe money..
The committee, has visited the
merchants "frequently. For ten.
years theoiftcers. of the Consum
ers' League have been." pleading
with State street "merchants to
follow the Saturday haif-holidfay
custom asfmerchants follow it m
New York, Philadelphia, Boston
and Stf Louis but .got little en
couragement and naxesult. They
did get promises from other mer
chants that they would close if
. The Fair would, but The Fair
wouldn't. It needed the money.
Thei committee says they got
Lehman of The Fair to agree to
attend a conference of the Bos
ton Store, Hillmans, Siegel, Coo
per & Co.j Rotschild, The Hub,
Browning, King- & Co. and
Rotchild the clothier. But no
half holiday on Saturday. The
committee now asks them to close
five hours Saturdaxaf ternopn the
fast Saturday in the month.
As nothing can be done with
thr money-making store-keepers,
the good women of Chicago
might try reftisfng to do any
shopping on Saturday afternoons
daring the hot m&nths. No use
coaxmg a bunch, of money-grabbers.
Hit em in the pocketbook.
ANOTHER WOMAN FREED
Cincinnati, 0$ Aug. 22. Mrs.
Matilda Radeloff-Stocker, 22, was
freed by a jury last night of the
charge of murdering her first hus
band, Charles Radeloff.
She say& that if her second hus
band, Andrew Stockevof Gary,
I&d., stilt loves her, she wants to
go back to him.
Stocker testified at the trial
that his wifejiever told him of her
first.mafriagej She said she did
not do so because she wanted to
bury the past. '
The woman said that when she
married Stocker she thought her
first husband ' had divorced her.
Then she met him on the street
one dayariotold her that she was
still his wife. He- asked her to
come back to him. She refused.
He tried to force his attentions
-on her. She shot him five times.
"Bumpus, your old enemy in
forms me that he is ready to bury
the hatchet. I suppose that will
mean a cessation-of hostilities?"
"Hardly. You see, he wants to
bury the hatchet in me."
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