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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 12, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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THREE LAWYERS INDICTED ON
BLACK-MAIL CHARGE
Omaha, Neb., March 12. Three
prominent attorneys who have repre
sented Mrs. Nellie Risley Paul in vari
ous legal proceedings against Arthur
D. Brandeis, millionaire department
store proprietor, have been indicted
by the grand jury on charge of black
mail. Irving F. Baxter, formerly judge of
the district court is charged with ex
torting $7,500 from Brandeis by
threatening to expose certain charges
made by Mrs. Paul that Brandeis had
improper relations with her young
son, Clarence Risley, an amateur
actor. '
R. H. Olmsted, attorney, is charged
with blackmail in connection with
later payment of 530,000 made by
Brandeis to obtain silence.
T. E. Brady, who recently repre
sented Mrs, Paul in a $250,000 dam
age suit against Brandeis is.indicted
in connection with the suit. The jury
found for Brandeis, but addedto its
finding that Mrs. Paul had already
been compensated for all damages.
Three other .lawyers have been in
dicted on charges of embezzlement
and subordination of perjury.
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MINISTERS ASKED TO PREACH
ONE-DAY-REST SERMON
Every minister in the city, of Chi
cago has beeri asked by the Women's
Trade Union League to preach a ser
mon next Sunday that the good old
Biblical law of one-day resfin seven
be applied to the working women of
Chicago.
In the letter the league explained
how the strike of the Henrici waitresses-was
called because they. want
ed $8 for six days work rather than
$7 for seven days.
' "The most distinctive creation of
the church in the economic life of
mankind is the one-day rest in
seven' the letter reads. "A working
week of seven days is, or ought to be,
out df place in a Christian civilization.
It is survival t5f Paganism and a direct
challenge' of the powers of the
church.
"Of all our institutions, the church
naturally is the most concerned in
this issue now confronting our pub
lic and affecting our workers.
"The ndmerous unjust arrests arid
the brutality of the police towards
the waitresses have so taken the at
tention of the people that the grgat
issiie in this controversy, the one-day
rest in seven, is lost sight of."
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AFTER THREE YEARS' BATTLE
THEY GET $75 EACH
New York, March 12. After a
legal battle of nearly three years, ad
ministrators of the estates of 23 of
the victims burned to death in the
Triangle shirtwaist factory fire,
where doors were locked so that em-'
ployes could not escape, settled on
the basis of $75 each.'
These amounts will not be paid by
Harris & Blanck, proprietors of the
factory, or Joseph E. Asch, owner of
the building 'in which 148 employes
were burned to death, but by atf em
ployers' liability company.
"Look, Jimmy, there's a messen-j ,
ger boy runnin'!"
"Shucks, you're easy. That ain't
no messenger boy; that's a movin' j
picture actor."

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