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her license. The files of this case
have mysteriously disappeared.
"Mrs. Rukowski, 767 Milwaukee
avenue, who runs one of the cleanest
agencies in the city and against
whom we neverhad a complaint,
claimed Blasi insulted her. When she
complained to Cruden she was
threatened with the loss of her li
cense. "But Mrs. Rukowski was not to be
bluffed that way and she warned
them, "she would file information at
Springfield. The matter was dropped.
Mrs. Rukowski will testify to this.
"The inspectors also allowed li
censes to be issued when saloons
were run in connection with the
agencies. This is against the law.
"The Harris Employment Agency,
27 W. Washington street, one of the
largest in the city, doing a business of
$40,000 a year, had their license re
voked for taking money from appli
cants when they had no positions for
them and then refusing to return the
.money. If a man, thus cheated, got
" too loud in his demand for the money
they beat him up and threw him out
.of the place.
"Some of the biggest politicians in
the city came to me and tried to
ave me give back the license. I re-
fused. Now they have obtained a li
1 cense under the name of the Harrison
. Labor Agency. A man named Bade
. kar took out the license. They are
I doing business in the same place and
. advertise that they will place you.
t "Blasi was always loud in his de
fense of the labor agents. And there
"are five agencies on Milwaukee ave-nue-and
seven around Canal and
j. Madison streets whose licenses
. should be revoked."
r Knight's charges are serious if they
s can be proven. And if these theatri
" cal agencies are aiding in the spread
. of the evil it is a matter that should
"be brought to the attention of the
. Knight claims a ring of cheap the
jatrical agents are aiding in the fight'
Blasi a"d Diir?"tc are fighting the
case. They have secured a tempor
ary writ from Judge Windes restrain
ing James H. Burdette, head of the
state civil service commission, from
having anything to do with the case.
The writ is returnable Thursday.
It is claimed by these two discredit
ed deputies that Burdette aided in
working up the evidence against
them by having his brother-in-law
. .Knight denies that he asked and
received assistance from Burdette in
working up the evidence.
Blasi and Durante have engaged
Adolph Marks, the theatrical lawyer,
to represent them.
MOTHER JONES TO BE JAILED IF
" SHE GOES TO TRINIDAD
Trinidad, Col., Dec. 3. "Mother
Jones," the "angel of the coal
camps," is to be arrested immediately
and thrown into jail if she comes
here, according to the announcement
made by Brig.-Gen. Chase, in com
mand of the militia in 'the southern
Colorado coal strike zone.
"She will not have a chance to
make any speeches from her cell,
either, as she did in West Virginia,"
Chase added". "She is a dangerous
agitator, because she inflames the
minds of the strikers."
Undoubtedly, "Mother Jones" will
come at once, and as she anticipated
that some charge would be trumped
up against her to put her where she
would be unable to counsel "her
boys" she will probably be prepared
for the action of Chase.
During a football match in the
North a spectator persisted in mak
ing loud remarks about the conduct
of the referee. At last the official
went up to him and said: "Look here,
my man, I've been watching you for
about the last fifteen minutes 1" "Ah
thowt so," came the scathing reply
"Ah thowt so! Ah knew varry weel
tha' wasn't watching t game!"