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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 11, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 4

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PROBE GHAr'GES ACAIMST 0A"K
FOREST INFIRMARY
Two old women have made charges
of cruelty, neglect and petty larceny
against nurses and attendants of the
Oak Forest County--Infirmary that
has resulted in a probe bjthe county
board of the administration of Supt.
James Mullenbach.
Already much evidence has been
dug up by the Oak Forest committee,
of which Commissioner Harris is
president. The two women, known
as "Mrs. W." and "Mrs. F.," the or
iginal complainants, were taken to
the office of State's Attorney Hoyne.
Among the charges made are:
That when Mrs. F. complained of
the poor quality of the food a nurse
shook her until she fell to the floor
and 'that tw o nurses then kicked her
until they were tired, causing her
right arm to become paralyzed and
covering her body with bruises.
That a nurseattempted to get two
gold rings Mrs. F. was wearing; be
came angeied when she could not,
and stabbed Mrs. F. in the hand, leav-J
ing a permanent scar; that a week
later anothe rnurse tried to get the
rings and bit Mrs. F. on the hand in
trying to make her take them off.
That Mrs. W. was knocked to the
floor by a nurse named "Mary," be
cause she' asked to have a window
closed which caused a draft on her as
she lay in bed ill; that she was kicked
and beaten when she renewed the re
quest. That the nurses leave the institu
tion early in the morning and return
late in the afternoon, leaving only
one nurse to look" after all the pa
tients. That clothes and other jjersonal
belongings are taken away from in
mates and not returned.
That the food is poor; that in
mates are given only from one-half
to three-quarters of a cup of coffee
for breakfast, that there are not
enough cups to- go around, and in
mates are compelled to wait until
cups have been collected from the
bedrooms.' ' ' ' "
That Superintendent Mullenbach
cannot be reached to enter com
plaints; that nurses have told inmates
to stay away from him; that he
seems to care nothing about the con
dition of the inmates, but is careful
to see that the nurses and attendants
have good food and living quarters.
TELEGRAPH BRIEFS
Aurora, III. D. W. Simpson, wealthy
retired manufacturer, filed suit for di
vorce. Afraid to live with his wife.
New York. Wm. Hammerstein,
son of Oscar Hammerstein, promi
nent as vaudeville manager, dead.
Neon, Ky. One dead, 5 expected to
die, 2-wounded, when Wm. Day ran
wild with shotgun.
St. Louis. Fire that started in
ether house of Mallinckrodt Chem
ical Works destroyed plant. Loss,
$1,000,000.
Washington. Believed Senate will
take final vote on the canal tolls ex
emption bill before adjournment to
day. New York. Ceo. W. Perkins says
he will not retire as chairman of the
Progressive National Committee.
New York. Mrs. Katherine E.
Dean, corespondent in divorce suit of
Mme. Schumann-Heink, says that
Wm. Rapp is kindest, noblest, purest
man that ever, lived.
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WHAT THE WOMEN DID
The General Federation of Wom
en's Clubs did the following yester
day: Protested against modern fashions
in feminine dress.
Heard Jane Addams advise them to
adopt resolutions favoring, suffrage.
Expected split on this question has
not yet come.
Mrs. Qeorge Bass officially wel
comed women to Chicago.
Mrs. Percy V. Pennybaker, presi
dent of Federation, last night han
dled her first biennial-convention.
Indianapolis wants next biennial
convention.
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