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KNIGHT BEGINS CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE EVIL
OF EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES .
Richard J. Knight, chief inspector
of the Illinois Free Employment
bureau, has begun a campaign
against the evil kind of employment
agencies that infest the city.
Knight has several cases against
various agents now pending before
the state board. The latest one to be
stripped of his license is Leon Miller,
who conducted an agency at 671 Mil
Miller was haled before the board
for taking '$5 from a bricklayer with
out producing work for him. This is
said to be only one instance out of
several wherein Miller has violated
Many sidelights on Miller's con
duct in running the agency were in
troduced at the hearing.
It developed that Miller was re
cently fined $15 and costs by Judge
Ryan in the West Chicago avenue
court for taking liberties ( with a
young Polish woman, the mother cf
two 'children, who came to him to
Miller also had a man in with him
who formerly conducted an agency
of his own, but whose license was
taken and he himself forbidden to
work at the business again.
Knight believes he has found a
way to keep unfortunate men, who
have been trimmed by labor agents,
in town while their cases are pending.
It has been the habit of agents
when arrested to take a continuance,
knowing that the laboring man on
whose complaint they are arrested
have not the money to stay in town.
Consequently the case is-eventually
Knight believes that if his plan re
sults in success that Gov. Dunne will
see that the state bears the expense.
Lieut. M. J. Gallery of the Des
plaines street station, who has had
a long fight with the agents along
Canal and Madison streets; "will Co
operate with- Knight.
"I believe Knight is going to make
a great success of his idea," 'said
Lieut. Gallery, "and I expect radical
reform among the labor agents dur
ing Knight's administration."
THE ANTI-HEARST TRADE UNION
LEAGUE IS, TO MEET
The Anti-Hearst Trade Union
Leagukwill hold their regular week
ly meeting tomorrow night at Rodie's
Hall, Wabansia and Washtenaw ave
nues. This will be in the nature of a mass
meeting at which the propogation of
the principles for which the league
stands will be discussed.
All progressive unionists are invit
ed to attend. The admission is a un
ion card or a membership card.
"Your mother asked me if I smoke
clgarets. Does she disapprove?"
"Not at all. She's saving the pennants.