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DEVELOPMENTS COME FAST IN
From the- developments of the day
in the waitresses1 -strike against Hen
rici's restaurant it was- evident that a
crisis was near.
While the city council committee
investigating the strike was opening
its inquiry into the brutal methods of
the police, both John D. Farrell, coun
sel for the girls, and Willard Mc
Ewen, attorney for the Restaurant
Keepers' Association, were seeking
injunctions in the Circuit Court.
McEwen filed his petition before
Judge John P. McGodrty. In his
papers he claimed that a boycott
against the Henrid restaurant exist
ed and for the first time admitted that
the business of the restaurant had
been affected by the strike.
He also claimed that Henrici was
very kind to his employes and that in
the last five years $25,000 had been
distributed among them as bonuses.
Farrell tbren prepared a petition,
which was chuck full Of steam. He
will ask that the Henrici Restaurant
Co., Wm. Collins, manager of the res
taurant; John Vogelsang, president
of the Restaurant Keepers' Associa
tion, and Chief of Police Gleason be
restrained from interfering with the
right of the girls to peacefully picket,
a right that has been affirmed by the
Illinois Appellate Court.
He charged that the Restaurant
Keepers' Association" had conspired
to wreck -Waitresses' Union, Local
834, so that the bosses might control
the labor market. '
He recited the story of the brutal
ity of the police on duty in the strike
and cited the cases of Mabel Wam
baugh and Ora Duree, whose arms
were twisted by -policemen.
The bill also told of the 116 arrests
that have been made since the be
ginning of the strike and the fact
that not one of'them has. been tried
In regards to the $25,000 bonus
boasted pf in McEwen's petition, Far
rell's bill states that only when a girl
has. worked there a year does she get
a bonus and then she gets $5.
When the committee on schools,
fire and police, which was delegated
to investigate the strike, met this
morning it passed the buck to a sub
cqmmittee chosen from its members.
Aid. Martin J. Healy, who seemed
the fairest to the girls, was not
chosen on this sub-committee,
though he is a member of the regular
The committee is as follows: Block,
chairman; Harding, Bergen, Kjelland
er and Mayer.
Attorney Farrell was the first wit
ness and told of the conditions lead
ing up to the strike.
Harding and Kjellander seemed de
sirous of knowing as to whether a
strike really existed or not, and Aid".
Henry Bergen silenced them in a
speech in which he said that whether
j there was a strike or not wasn't the
question, as it was police unfairness
they were investigating.
Mabel Wambaugh and Ora Duree
testified to the treatment they receiv
ed from the police. '
Elizabeth Maloney and Ellen Gates
Starr also were oh the stand.
Capt. P. J. Gibobns of the Central.
Detail argued in defense of the police.
He caused a roar of laughter when
he said that no peaceful women were
Late this afternoon Mabel Burke,
Mabel Schwartze, Cora Steen, Isa
belle Smith, Mrs. Anna Timeus and
Lena Rushton were arrested by Cops
Kerker, Wolfe and Sassmam
Lena Rushton fell as she was being
taken out of the patrol wagon and
injured her knee. She was allowed to
lie on the sidewalk .until picked up
by the girls.
The cases of the girls who appear
ed before Judge Parsons, sitting in
Judge Fake's place, were again con
tinued this morning.
The girls who were arrested yester
day and Oscar Blass took jury trials
when arraigned before Judge Ryan