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in the Ladies' Tailors' union.
A mass meeting inthe West
Side auditorium last night au
thorized the executive committee
of the union to call a general
strike. The executive, committee
is to meet at 1145 Blue Island
avenue between 5 and 6 tonight.
The Custom Ladies' Tailors'
Association of the South Side
locked out 300 of the union em
ployes last spring. All efforts to
come to an agreement with the
association "since have failed.
BUSINESS AGENT JAILED
John J. Roberts, 24, 211 N.
Maplewood av., business agent
for Stone, Lime and Cement
Teamsters' Union, was arrested
this morning on complaint of
Max Gould, 729 W. 14th pi., of
the C. E. Anderson Excavating
Co., Lake and Sheldon sts
Gould says that several days
ago while passing one another in
rigs at Fulton and Clinton sts.,
Roberts threw a bulb filled with
acid at him. He says the acid hit
him on the neck and burned him
badly, and that Roberts' brother,
William, hit him with a plank.
This morning at Madison and
Desplaines sts. Gould says Rob
erts met him again and threat
.ened Jiim.4 Gould is a non-union
Girt Are you the man who
was washed ashore from the
wreck last night?
Tramp No, miss; I never was'
washed ashore in my life, nor,
afloat, either, for the matter of,
CATHOLIC WOMEN WAR
ON WHITE SLAVERS
Washington, D. C, Sept, 25.
The Catholic women of America
are planning a nation-wide war
on white slavery.
This is the result of the dis
closures made by Dr. Mary
O'Brien Porter, of Chicago, at
the National Conference of Cath
olic charities in session here.
Dr. Porter minced no words.
From her professional and charit
able work in Chicago she has
come to know something of the
true conditions. She was not
affaid to tell them. .
"pirls are sold into white slav
ery as sheep are sold in the mar
ket in Chicago," she said. "The"
extent of the white slave trade is
almost beyond belief.
"Over 2,300 Chicago men are
today making their living from
the earnings of unfortunate wo
men. It is a very profitable busi
ness for the men."
The great conference of women
stared at the speaker aghast.
Then Dr. Porter said that if any-
one doubted her statements she
could prove them.
The nation-wide war ons tne
white slavers is the result. The
war will be in the hands of the
National Federation of Catholic
, There are in the United States!
429 establishments for the manu
facture of perfumery and cosmet
ics r-l69 conducted by limited
companies, 195 by private owners
and 65 by firms.