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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 17, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 4

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i by wanted 5-month-old boy. Wo
man wanted furniture. Swapped.
Judges Sullivan and Petit trans
" ferred to Criminal Court. County jail
John Hurley, 3018 Quinn st., charg
ed with taking billiard Calls from Chi
cago Waiter's Ass'n.
Capt. James Storen, Maxwell st.
station, left for Ireland.
Carl Person, who came to Chicago
yesterday in connection with the
search for Jack Taylor, missing wit
ness, told the main points of his per
sonal petition for a change of venue
from De Witt county. The petition
was filed Monday. Its points are in
1. Through jobs and business in
fluence the Illinois Central Railway
controls the police, the city and the
court officials of De Witt county to
such an extent that a fair trial for a
man fighting the I. C. is impossible.
2. The mayor of Clinton. Dr. Ed
mondson, is a surgeon for the I. C.
3. One city commissioner holds a
job as traveling engineer for the I. C.
4. The other four city commis
sioners hold contracts with the I. C.
or get I. C. money for occasional serv
ices rendered.
5. Lemon & Lemon, the I. C. law
firm of Clinton, is understood in all
political circles in De Witt county
to be the political slatemaker.
Arguments for change of venue will
be made before Judge W. G. Cochran
of Sullivan county on June 29. State's
Att'y Williams has canvassers out
over De Witt county getting affidavits
of no prejudice against Person.
Att'y Comerford believes the
change of venue will be granted. He
cites the Phanschmidt case, in which
the Supreme Court threw out a ver
dict because a local court went
ahead with trial though the defense
had filed 178 affidavits of prejudice.
Person has 514.
A stack of editorials and news
stories from Clinton newspapers will
be brought In by Comerford. They
are fierce with prejudice, alleging
that Person should be hung, that he
is not an American citizen, that he
wantonly deprived Mrs. Musser and
the Musser children of a loyal hus
band and father.
Railroad companies are going to
try to give the judicial knockout to
the washhouse act, according to re
cent new angles of the situation. The
Illinois Central was fined $50 by
Judge Newcomer yesterday for fail
ure to install washhouses for shop
men at 90th street, 97th street and
27th street shops. The I. C. attor
ney, J. L. Drennan, was not in court,
though the case had been continued
twice and he was ready for trial.
Chief State Factory Inspector Nel
son thinks the case may be appealed.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul
started work on a new washhouse
and three weeks ago, when it was
well under way, stopped. The Bur
lington road has sent word that it
doesn't like the new law. The law
is specific and says a place to wash,
with hot and cold running water, and
lockers for clothes, must be provided
by all employers.
Judge Ben Lindsey told the women
delegates at theGeneral Federation
of Women's Clubs something about
conditions in the Colorado mine war
"We are never going to end the
struggle there," said Judge Ben Lind
sey at the conclusion of his speech,
"unless we change our laws so hu
man rights and justice wil lbe con
sidered above that of property. Men
must prepare to meet the coming
conflict. An industrial problem is so
much a menace to us that the women
as well as the men must see that we
come to a real understanding of its
seriousness before there will be any,
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