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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 02, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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BIG HELP FOR UNEMPLOYED IS
CORONER'S JURY SERVICE
A line of unemployed men forms at
the door of the coroner's office six
mornings in the Aveek. Between 6
and 7 o'clock they cHmb five stairs
for jobs as jurors.
Coroner Hoffman has 589 men on
his list now who take turns serving
on juries. Deputy Gillespie picked
114 this morning for service today.
This 114 will get jobs on jury service
again when the rest of the 589 have
had a chance.
"They are paid $1 a day," said
Hoffman. "Our office has paid $20,
000 to the unemployed since we start
ed this plan. These men make good
jurors. They beg for the jobs. Busi
ness men, on the other hand, beg to
be let off from jury duty."
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HULL HOUSE NOT TO BE CLOSED
TO THE UNEMPLOYED
Hull House will not be closed to the
unemployed because of the turn
which Sunday's meeting took, ac
cording to Jane Addams.
"It's not Hull House which is re
sponsible," said Miss Addams. "It's
the situation itself the fact that
conditions force men and women
into the 'army of the unemployed.' "
In answer to Mayor Harrison's
statement that in allowing the job
less to meet at Hull House, "she was
playing with fire," Miss Addams de
clared that she still believed the un
employed should meet and discuss
their problems.
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CLAIMS MULLIN WAS INSANE
The Rev. John J. Muflin was in
sane and not drunk when he stabbed
and killed Thomas Patterson, station
agent at Hillside, DL, according to the
contention of Att'y Leroy Hackett, at
the trial in Judge Deveis court yes
terday. William Hussey, who saw him just
before the killing, declared that hia
actions indicated he was crazy.
More witnesses in the priest's de
fence were introduced -today.
FUNKHOUSER MEN MUST DO
SOME EXPLAINING
Complaints against five Funkhous
er men that they smashed into a
woman's house, injured her and in
sulted a guest by trying to bully him
into admitting he had given her
money were hurled by Miss Simple
Martin, 225 E. 23d st.
As a result the five vice men will
have to do some explaining. Chief of
Police Gleason has taken up the com
plaints. "I heard a knock at the door about
10:45, and I opened it," said Miss
Martin. "When I saw a strange man
there I tried to close the door, but he
seized the knob and forced his way in,
cutting my hand in two places, and
bruising my arm badly.
"Four other men tramped into my
flat, A friend of mine was in the par
lor and they asked him insulting
questions, demanding that he admit
that he had given me money, said I
kept a bad house, and threatened to
'get' me.
"I know three of the men by sight
they are Speele, Johnson and Bur
ney. I don't know the names of the
others, but they're, Funkhouser
men." mRp
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PLAN MUNICIPAL LAUNDRIES
Municipal laundries will be estab
lished in all the public bath houses
,if the plans of the health department
are earned through this spring.
The campaign was started by the
Chicago Women's club, which enlist
ed the support of Dr. George Young,
commissioner of health.
CONNELL'S HAT IN THE RING
James Connell of the American
Laundry Machinery Co. is a non-machine
Democratic candidate for city
treasurer. He announces that he will
do away with the "split interest"'
game if elected.
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Europe seems to-be getting around
to a point where they'd be glad to
make It a six-round no-decision fight,

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