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conscience and himself and fearing
that its publication would embarrass
his colleagues. The news leaked and
fame will reserve a niche for Samuel
A. Witherspoon of Mississippi
TOO MUCH HOSE OR A LACK OF
HOSE WHICH IS TO BLAME?
Hammond, lnd July 21. Ten
summer girls from Chicago, who
wore daring one-piece bathing suits,
swarmed out of Lake Michigan at
Miller's Station and looked on while
flames attacked Jim Conner's general
The volunteer fire department
looked on, too. Conner today ad
dressed a letter to the town mayor,
blaming th,e presence of the stunning,
stockingless bathing girls for a $5,000
fire loss. In his official report the
chief of the fire department declared
his inability to get the fire under con
trol was due to "lack of hose."
POLICE PLAYING RIGHT INTO
The police are taking a very active
part in the Knab war against union
waitresses. Patrols yesterday made
trip after trip taking the girls up
off the street,, carting them to the
police stations, releasing them on
bond and immediately picking them
up' again as soon as they returned to
That this is what Knab desires was
evidenced by the fact that as soon as
the pickets were carted away by the
police he took out of his window the
lurid literature which draws the at
tention of crowds and replaced it in
the windows when the pickets were
once more on duty.
The strikebreakers discarded their
balloons they had carried Saturday in
favor of toy nanny goats bearing the
sign: "We've got their goat and it's
The union pickets declare that al
though not only their cards but also
the American flag they carried was
taken from them and retained at the 1
1 police station, nothing was taken
from the strikebreakers.
Miss Elizabeth Maloney, sec'y of
the Waitresses' Union, denounced
this action strongly and said it thry
rather a full light on the sentiments
of the police when they confiscated
the American flag that a union wait
ress carried and paid their respects
to a toy nanny goat carried by a tool
of the restaurant keepers.
VIOLATORS ARE FINED
State Factory Inspector Oscar P.
Nelson yesterday won the following
victories against violators of the state '
Kabo Corset Co., violation of the
ten hour law; $5 and $8.50 costs.
Norman Flossheim of -the Kabo '
Corset Co., violation of the child
labor law; $10 and $10 costs. On a
second charge of failure to keep a
record of its women employes a sim
ilar penalty was imposed.
Mallott Wholesale Grocery Co.,
7301 Greenwood av, violation of the
ten hour law; $5 and $8.50 costs.
L. P. Keller, corsets, 1314 S. Hal
sted st., violation of the ten hour law;
$5 and $8.50 costs.
Lakota Lunch Co., 14 S. Dearborn
st., violation of the ten hour law; $5
and $1 costs.
Washington, July 21. Chairman
Floyd of house sub-cimmittee inves
tigating Pres. Wilson's "insiduous
lobby" charges served notice on the
house that he would ask for consid
eration of report on alleged activities
of Rep. McDermott of Illinois on
A revolver designed for the nerv
ous women to carry in her vanity bag
is probably the smallest weapon- of
its kind in the world. From the tip
of the hammer to the end of the bar
rel it measures about three inches,
and it fires a steel bullet about twice
the size of a pin's head.