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FILL W7? REPORTS OF THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
500 S. PEORIA ST. 3$8 TEL. MONROE 353
Vol.1, No. 297 Chicago, Saturday, Sept 7, 1912 One Cent
YOUNG GIRL SAYS -SHE' WAS FORCED, BY POLICE
. OFFICIALS, TO SWEAR 'FALSELY ON THE STAND
A remarkable story of the at
tempt of a city prosecutor and the ,
police io "get" a man was sworn
to before Municipal Judge Heap
by Florence Waters, of 1045 West
Forty-seventh street, today.
, Asa result, Judge Heap has
summoned Assistant City Prose
cutor Brothers, Police Captain
Ryan, Lieut Costejlo and Officers
McKenna and Scully, all of the
fenglewood station, to appear be
fore him Sept. 14r
Florence Waters left her home
at 5893 Emerald avenue to make
her own-jwayin the world last
March. Soon after she got a job
in the restaurant run by John
Johnson and his son, George, afc
6317 South Halsted street.
On July 4,the younger John
son had Miss Waters arrested on
a charge of larceny. He said she,
had stolen money from the till.
Miss Waters was taken to the En
glewood station, where Capf.
Ryan is in charge.
Miss Waters swears that while
she was in jail she was visfted by
Assistant Prosecutor Brothers
and Ryan, and that Brothers then
said to her:
"You've got to swear that this
young- Johnson fellow assaulted
RUNAWAY GETS KILLED
" Zoe Priddy, 18, of Cartersville,
111., Lulu Johnson, 16, "of Gales'
burg, and Vida Thompson, 15,
also of Galesburg, escaped from
the, Geneva State Industrial'
Home for Girls early today.
Two hours' later, Zoe Priddy
was dead, Lulu Johnson was fat
ally injured, and Vida Thompson
had amiraculous escape ifrom
i The girls set out to walk the
tracks of a' suburban Ijne to Chi
cago. One of them suggested
walking, the ,rails. The Priddy
girl stepped on to the deadly third
fail. She was instantly 'killed.
The Johrisbn girl was fatally
burned, and Vida Thompson still
. "L" LINES MAY SETTLE ,
President Brjtton I. Budd, of
the L lines, said today Jie would
meet a committee of the men at
10:30 o'clock Monday.
Budd says Jie doesn't want the
difference between his company
and the nien submitted to arbitra
tion, and that he is sure a settle
ment can he reached without out
side interference. .