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sweatshops the music of dollar-making
goes merrily on. Social joy-riders
move through -the night entirely un
mindful of the cost of their gaiety.
Maybe this is as it should be, and
maybe it is not.
Necessity compels a protest. The
victims organize in self-defense. The
organization is called a Labor Union.
Its purpose is to free men from pov
erty a freedom necessary to a free
manhood. The effort is met with the
organized assault of the beneficiaries
of greed the thoughtless, selfish
seekers for gold.
A bell strikes in the neighboring
church tower. Its tuneful message
floats through the jail. It says that
all is well, and the words of the Naz
arene still live on. Yet, in the shadow
of the church children are crying, wo
men are sighing and life is dying.
The march of the dollarless, living
dead, goes on. Even I, locked in a
cell, am better off than the marchers.
By Carl E. Person,
County Jail, Clinton, Illinois.
TRUMP CARD OF BOSSES WON'T
WORK AS A BLUFF, SAY GIRLS
The Restaurant Keepers' Associa
tion played their trump card yester
day, but the girl strikers say they're
not going to be bluffed.
The trump card was in the nature
of a conspiracy charge which was
placed against four of the girls. This
is a state charge. It comes under
the anti-boycott law and carries a
severe sentence with it. Their bonds
were fixed at $1,000 each, which
were provided for them.
The girls see through this trick of
the restaurant owners and they're
not going to allow them to get away
Charges may be filed against the
police for the unnecessary brutal
treatment given Mrs. Ora Duree yesterday.-
Her left arm was so badly
wrenched by the policeman who ar
rested her that she was in need -of
Yesterday the girls .wore rancoatSi 1
on the back of which was an an
nouncement of the strike at Hen
rici's. When the police saw them
they charged the girls and a near riot
There is a possibility of the strike
assuming larger proportions to
day owing to the decision of the Res
taurant Keepers' Association not to
deal with the unions.
Chief Gleason ordered movie oper
ators to obtain licenses at once. Will
not interfere with apprentices.
John F. Maroney, former cashier
Blackstone Hotel, given one year in
Bridewell for taking $2,217 from
Walter eFrnoski, 2809 E. 88th st.,
struck by auto. Severely injured.
Chas. A. Stevens & Co. fined $5 for
breaking child labor law. Worked
boys under 16 over 8 hours.
Harry Taylor and Edward Walker,
1326 Wentworth av., held for grand
jury. Charged with 5 burglaries.
Four jurors chosen for vote fraud
trial. Third venire called.
Body of week-old baby girl found
in city dump at W. 34th st. and S.
John P. McGrath lost position of
Democratic election judge. Alleged
to have used rough language in pres
ence of women.
Rollo S. Parker, 1217 Lawrence av.,
held for passing bogus check, found
to be insane. Elgin asylum.
596,801 voters left on books. 84,
687 dropped. Few women disquali
fied. Charles L. Seeds, 3515 Wentworth
av., died from injuries. Struck by
August Hartman, 3445 N. Lincoln
av., hurt by fall from car last week,
died at German Hospital.
Raymond Pronger, 12, struck by
Kankakee street car Saturday, dead:
Harold Kaufman, 15, 6043 Ellis av.
tried to hold up Lombard station,
Oak Park "L." Arrested. i