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BLAZE OF WAR RUNS
ULSTER IN ARMS
DEAL CAUSES MAN
TO TAKE HIS LIFE
THE DAY BOOK
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VOL.3, NO. 147 Chicago, Saturday, March 21, 1914
MISS STARR SEES VICTORY FOR THE
ITRESSES IN HER ACQUITTAL
Hull House Worker Says Verdict Establishes Right of
Free Speech Attacks City Prosecution for
Changing Charge Against Her.
Not only the right of free speech-,
but the right of striking workers to
picket peacefully is seen by Ellen
Gates Starr in the verdict which ac
quitted her this morning.
"The picketing which has caused
so much talk and disturbance and an
gered the employers was the only
means-" the waitresses' and cooks'
union had of making themselves
heard. I do not regret the part I
took. I know that I was acting peace
fully. Peaceful picketing is lawful
and I did not break the law. I stand
for justice, and I hope in. the future,
when these girls are arrested, they
will be given the benefit of a trial
such as mine has been."
In these words "the little woman
from Hull House" expressed herself
in court this morning after the jury
which had acquitted her returned
There is no doubt that the verdict
was a blow to the restaurant trust.
By their decision the jury maintains
that Miss Starr had the right to pro
test against the arrest of the' wait
resses. All of which reflects well ou
A crowd of suffragists, social work
ers, clubwomen and waitresses made