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JUDGE SAYS PRESENT CASES
MUST BE DISPOSED OF FIRST
Judge Scott yesterday said that no
girl waitresses should be arrested and
charged with conspiracy until the
heavy list of such cases now on the
Municipal Court call are disposed of.
He gave that order when Ellen
Gates Starr of Hull House and the
waitresses who were arrested Mon
day appeared before him to have a
date set for trial. Miss Starr will be
tried today and the others Friday.
When Miss Starr appeared in court
yesterday she announced that she
would stick to the girls no matter
where the fight took her.
A letter of protest against the
action of his police was sent Chief
Gleason yesterday by a committee of
women consisting of Harriett Vittum,
S. P. Breckenridge, Elmira D. Cabell,
Anna Wilmarth Ickes, Edith Abbott
and Mary Rozet Smith.
They demanded to know why a
test case isn't heard at once and the
legality of the numerous arrests set
tled for all time.
Chief Gleason announced yester
day that the two policewomen who
were assigned to strike duty had
JAMES PLEW HANGED
Hartford, Conn., March 4. James
Plew was hanged early today in the
state prison at Wethersfield for mur
der of William O. Wakefield, on June
Mrs. Bessie Wakefield, also under
sentence of death, but who was
granted a reprieve pending appeal for
new Atrial, slept on her cell cot as
Plevrs body was aurtled through the
trap to death.
Mutinous mutterings filled St.
Louis municipal lodging house re
cently when a man. 6 feet 10 inches
high was given two 6-foot cots to
sleep on. With diplomacy, peace
could have been restored by letting a
5-footer repose on the balance of the
MAYOR WHO WAS RECALLED IS
RE-ELECTED BY PEOPLE
Mayor Hiram C. Gill.
Seattle Wash., March 4. Al
though complete returns are not yet
in today,' iC is' known that Hiram C.
Gill, two years ago recalled from the
mayor's chair, has been elected to the
same office" by a plurality, of 14,000.
James D.' Trenholme, business men's
candidate, did not run as strongly as
has been "expected.
Gill declared today he regarded the
result of the election as a vindication
and promised to bring about strict
enforcement- of the city ordinances
regarding liquor selling and vice.
CUMMINGS CASE UP TODAY
John P. Gummings, the wealthy
manufacturer, who is accused by
Dorothy 'Moore, the 19-year-old sten
ographer, with bringing about her
ruination, through an application of
dope, yesterday gave bond' of $3,000
before Judge Scully. The case will
be heard today.
Cummings would say nothing con
cerning the charge that he took ad4
vantage" of the girl, who he had em
,'ployed to-do some-work for him,.