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women will be seen on the picket line
marching along with the "waitresses.
Last night one of the first to ap
pear with the girls was Ellen Gates
Starr, one of the founders of Hull
House, the woman who fought and
went to jail on accoufit ofher belief
in the strike against Henrici's.
Her spirit flamed up when she
spoke of the strike last night.
It was evident from the tone of her
voice how much she appreciated the
splendor of the fight the girls are
making. She understands the old
battle for justice. And she has en
listed as a volunteer.
She made the following statement
"We are free born citizens of the
United States. We have a perfect
right to picket The order of Judge
McGoorty does not hold with these
restaurants. If the police tell us not
to picket we must stand our ground.
If they arrest us we will have to go
to jail.- We will not be discouraged
by a few arrests. They will have to
keep us in jail. We will try to be
"If crowds gather it is no fault of
ours. 'We do not invite the crowds.
It is the duty of the police to disperse
the crowds and keep the mfrom con
gregating around us. All the police
in Chicago cannot shake us from our
purpose. If there is any disorder it
will be the fault of the blundering
policemen who twist girls' arms and
make them sit down in the muddy
"We are not afraid to fight for our
rights, and we want a living wage.
If these restaurant keepers do not
pay the waitresses enough to live on,
then we, as public spirited citizens,
must warn patrons of their unfair
ness. I will be down early in the
morning with the pickets, and I will
' do everything I can to help you." s
All the leaders who went through
the war with Henrici's were on hand
directing- the girls; Carrie Alexan
der, president of the Waitresses'
agent;, Christina McComb.'treasurer,
and the others.
A picket line was swung around
the loop and into the outlying dis
tricts and the fight was on.
The picket force was largely made
up of the heroines of the Henrici
siege, heroines who suffered arrest
They found that the bosses had
put many strikebreakers to work.
But that doesn't worry them.
Early in the- evening they, were
forced to endure the mean insults of
George Knab's son, Carl, and John
Sindelar, a hireling.
Young Knab attempted cheap in
sult but fled in disgrace when Eliza
beth Maloney scored him. He defied
Miss Maloney to call a policeman.
She says she will swear out a war
rant for his arrest this morning.
KORSHAK. TELLS OF ARSON RING
DavidKorshak, self-confessed chief
of the "arson ring," revealed the se
crets of the "firebug" combination
yesterday. He claims to have receiv
ed $50,000 for firing $2,000,000 worth
of property and was given $5,000 to
Korshak says a death pact existed
to avoid arrest and that he was order
ed to take poison. Leopold Dreyfus,
who shot and killed himself June,
1911, had received similar orders, he
Joseph Fish, millionaire head of
Joseph Fish & Co., nre insurance ad
justers, and several prominent law
yers are implicated in the confession.
SEVEN DIE IN STORM
Oswego, N. Y May 1. Seven per
sons reported drowned and tug and
two schooners ashore as" result of
storm which swept Lake Ontario
yesterday. The schooner Jamieson,
coal laden from Oswego, is reported
to have foundeded off the main docks
on the north snore. Dispatch Je-
Umon; Elizabeth Maloney, business clares "negro cook only one saved.