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The fourth of the band, "Lefty
Louie," was a product of the slum
streets, into which he had been
thrown on his own resources from
the age of 6.
Glose connection" between child
labor and murder is shown by the fa
mous case of the Chicago "car barn
bandits," who were hanged for mur
der a few years ago.
Harvey Van Dine, a murderer at
20, was forced to grind out his life
from the age of 15 in the blackness
and heat of an engine room, where
he was the engineer's assistant.
Peter Neidermeyer, when he was
under 12, began to work as driver's
helper on a coal wagon.
Gus Marks, the third member of
the band, was sent to -work when
only a child, and for years was forced
to do night work.
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TALKS ON PICKPOCKETS AT
"Banks that take your money on
deposit and th'en never give it back
get something for nothing. They are
"The workingman has his pockets
picked by the traction company when
he goes to work in the morning and
when he comes home at night. And
when, after a life of toil, if he dies
at the County Hospital, undertakers
fight at the entrance to the hospital
for the privilege of picking his pock
ets." Seymour Stedman, Illinois legis
lative member, thus described Chi
cago conditions at the Socialist-Press
picnic, Riverview Park, yesterday. A
sign, "TjOok Out for Pickpockets,"
was the speaker's text.
William A Cunnea, candidate for
county judge, said that workingmen
should break away from the Demo
cratic and Republican parties and re
fuse to follow politicians who are on
the inside of the two old parties to
play the game of politics.
"What good reason is there why we 1
shouldn't have a penny telephone
system in Chicago? The only ex
planation is that the telephone com
pany is in politics," said Cunnea, "and
the people who pay their nickels for
telephone service are not in politics."
Otto Christensen, Bernard McMa
hon, Janet Fennimore Korngold and
N. D. Cochran were other speakers.
Carl D. Thompson presided.
REPORTED THAT LA SALLE BANK
$1,000,000 was raised yesterday to
aid the LaSalle St Trust & Savings
Bank, according to Charles B. Mun
day, vice president of the institution.
With this security to offer Munday
will ask Bank Examiner D. V. Harkm
to permit the bank to reopen. From
another Munday statement it appears
that the closed banks will be reorgan
ized with himself and William Lori
mer eliminated as active officials.
It is estimated that five friends
came to the rescue of the bank. Mun
day would not give out their names,
neither would he say whether or not
Edward Hines and Edward. Tilden
were among them.
A long conference was held at the
bank yesterday. Lorimer was not
present. He is still in Michigan, but
will return today.
Harkin has not intimated what he
Other developments: '
Attorney General Lucey and re
May F. Brady, sister of State Audi
tor Jim Brady, was on the job assist
ing Harkin in her capacity of ass't
state bank examiner. f
$75,000 of postal savings fund of
federal government on. deposit at La
Salle street bank. Covered by bonds.
Several bankrupt funds on deposit "
at LaSalle street bank.
City Treasurer Flynn will take
steps to get city's cash.
State's Attorney-floyne says ha"
will take.-no -action at this time. r