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m'arkable exhibitions of passing
the buck by the various officials.
Possibly had jt not been that
two of the girl witnesses, victims
of the fire recently released from
the hospital, broke down com
pletely on the stand, the jury
would have cleared everyone con
cerned. But the sight of the pitiful state
of the girls, the fainting of the
one, the sobbing of the other, as
she showed her disfigured,
scarred arms, settled that and the
jury did its duty.
Bertha Servatis, 24 years old,
of 1324 West Fifteen street, gave
the lie direct to the representa
tives of the T. C. Riordan Co.,
owners of the factory.
The factory people had tried to
make out that the windows of the
factory were not locked when the
"They were locked," said Miss
Servatis. "I worked in that fac
tory for nine years. I know when
they were locked, and I know
how long they stayed locked.
The girl rolled up her sleeves
and showed her arms. The hand
and wrist still were bandaged,
and further up the arm, recently
healed scars showed.
''These were caused when I
was forced to break the window
to get out of the fire," she said.
We've got to get to press now,
and will give full details of the
inquest in tomorrow's Day Book.
Owen Welsh hung himself by
foot chain in city jail at Elgin.
GIRL WORKERS RETURN
TO WORK VICTORIOUS
New York, Feb. 18. Fifteen
thousand girl workers in the
white goods strike returned to
work victorious today, after a
struggle of weeks.
The strikers jjbtainetl recogni
tion ofthe union, double pay for
overtime work, fifty-hour week,
$1 a week increase for week work
ers, 10 per cent increase for piece
workers and 20 per cent increase
on contract work.
A. peace agreement was signed
which, it is believed, will do away
with strikes in the future. A board
of sanitary control and a commis--sion
to pass on all minor differ
ences was provided for. Both em
ployers and employes will be rep
resented on the board.
Eighty thousand men of the
United Garment Workers' Union
are still on strike.
They won a signal court vic
tory when Judge Hendrick re
fused to grant a temporary in
junction to the employers against
the strikers. Judge Hendrick, fol
lowing a conference with judges
of the Appellate Court, declared
he would hear the cases on their
merits next Monday before decid
ing whether to grant the injunc
tions. "I mean to get down to the
cause of this strike and clear the
atmosphere if possible," he said.
"I shall not grant injunctions un
til I have gone thoroughly into
F. Stannerberg, 87, 1628 Cross
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