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curred today when pickets clash
ed with the police and special
Miss Fola LaFollette, noted
actress, and daughter of the Wis
consin senator, tried to have her
self arrested last night and failed.
Miss LaFollette has espoused the
strikers' cause. She was with a
crowd of pickets yesterday when
police swooped down upon them.
The police did not arrest Miss
LaFollette, but took Miss Maude
Younger, former San Francisco
society woman, who is one of the
strike leaders. Eight girl gar
ment workers were also taken to
jail. Miss LaFollette accompan
ied the girls. All were fined ex
cept the actress.
With the New York garment
workers' strike still far from set
tled, danger of a local walkout in
the industry here, to take effect
within a few days, became im
minent. Labor leaders had previously
declared action here depended on
that taken in New York.
At a meeting of the commit
tee iiom the 21 garment organ
izations this morning it was de
clared that membership in the
unions was being rapidly increas
ed, and that plans for organiza
tion would be rushed.
If the New York manufactur
ers, because of the strike being
continued, are forced to send
goods here to be made up, a strike
is a certainty.
Berlin. North Atlantic steam
ship conference being held here.
SEARCH FOR ALVONDROS
Detectives are searching the
city for Carlos De Alvondros,
lawyer, fortune teller and confi
dence man, who accepted $2,000
from Lydia Lemke of Elgin. The
This is not Alvondfos' first ex
perience at dodging detectives.
Owing to the efforts of Alice
Clement, only woman on the Chi
cago police force, he was twice
before arrested: On one occasion
he was indicted for selling a fake
patent to Max Vohlm, 1369 Sedg
Detective O'Brien, one of the
men assigned to the case, claims
that Alvondros' actions were re
ported to the Chicago Bar Asso
ciation six months ago, but so far
that organization has taken no
steps toward disbarring him.
TO PROBE WELL WATER
St Louis, Jan. 29. In spite of
the owners of the Sexton Manu
facturing Company at Fairfield,
111., an investigation will be made
into the cause of the illness of
fifty gjrl employes of the plant.
It is claimed that the women
were made ill by arsenic placed in
the company's wells by disgrun
tled tormer employes.
one of the largest stockholders in
the company, said that he had re
ceived a report from the state
chemist which declared the water
pure. The girls who became ill all
live in an enclosed-square contain
ing twenty cottages built by the
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