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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 11, 1913, Image 7

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this .to Chief of ;Police' McWeeny.
She said she had done so last week.
That is only four months the Pro
tective League took to make that re
port. . Yondorf promised to,work with the
Protective League, in the future.
Yondorf formerly was connected
with the Yondorf stores. He has re
tired now. He was. asked if he thought
low wages, caused the f all of girls.
"Yes," he said, "if a girl isn't get
ting enough to live on. But girls
should work outside the loop, on the
north side or on the outskirts of the
city. Wages are lower 'in the loop
than anywhere else."
Yondorf' was asked what he form
erly had paid cash girls. He, said he
usually engaged 4 sixteen-year-old"
girls and started, thenvin at $7 a week.
As soon asthey were able.to handle
the work, he said he paid them $10
a week, and that he raised them after
that.
. ' Mrs. Britton recommended that the
appointment of at least twenty po
licewomen for Chicago. She said she
thought such policewomen would do
much to prevent the dance hall evil.
THE FLOODSITUATION
Cairo, III., April 11. The Ohio river
here has been falling one-tenth of a
foot daily since Wednesday and now
marks 54 4-10ths feet
With the break in levees down the
Mississippi- river at Wilson's and
Graves, Ark., and the subsequent fall
at Memphis of one foot since Thurs
day morning, it is probable that this
city will soon be out of the danger
zone.
Indianapolis, Ind. Fears of a sec
ond disastrous flood in the White and
Wabash river valleys were allayed
today.
Rain gave way to cold weather.
White river rose two feet from two
days steady rain, but would have to
climb four feet more to become'dan-gerous;
CASE OF ROBERT WEBB, AUTO
BANDIT, IN HANDS OF JURY
The case of 'Robert Webb, auto
bandit and slayer of Detective Peter
Hart, went to the jury-at noon today.
It is expected a verdict will be reach
ed before night
Assistant State's Attorney John
Fleming closed for the prosecution.
He demanded the death-penalty, say
ing that if Webb were sent to the
gallows it would, clear Chicago of
gunmen and crooks.
Webb's attorney, Francis D.Bor
relii, closed his final plea to the jury
at 10:30. He declared the shooting
of Hart by Webb was an accident and
without malice. He pointed out that
Webb did not know who Hart was
and that Cassella, in whose flat the
killing occurred .always had had- an
unsavory reputation.
The case of the prosecution was
weakened by the flat refusal o(
James Perry, the convicted auto
bandit, to testify against Webb. The
prosecution expected to prove
through JPerry that Webb had a gun
at the time of the shooting.
But Perry refused to take the
stand, saying that although Webb
had testified against him, had, in
deed, been the only material witness
against him, he himself was not that
sort of a skunk. Several indictments
stilL are hanging over Perry's head.
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"CENTRAL'S" STRIKE SETTLED
Boston, April 11. There is little
doubt but that the 2,200 telephone
girls here will ratify the agreement
with-the Bell Telephone Co. by their
vote today: 1
The imported girl strikebreakers
de luxe, who were quartered in the
most fashionable hotels here by the
company, began leaving early in the
day.
There were fully 1,000 strikebreak
ers here.-By tonight only between;200
and 300 will be left. This will be the
Chicago contingent, which will be
permitted an extra day's holiday be
causespf the tiresome journey. ' '

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