Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
let him act as a prosecuting attorney
and then begged the court to hold
the cases until he might fin a prose-'
cutlng attorney and prosecuting wit
nesses. The waitresses were held in
jjcmrt over forty minutes when Tay
lor returned with a prosecuting at
torney tand prosecuting witnesses, in
the form' of police officials and the
cases were reassigned. Half a dozen
cases wefe tried in Judge Scott's
(feurtby juries and found not guilty
md the entire 198 .cases dismissed.
"We-desire to show tliat as early as
February, 1914, and even earlier,
these several complainants and Knab
entered into an agreement among
themselves to destroy the waitresses'
union. That having resorted to every
procedure they could in the courts
to defeat the strike, and failing from
time to time,they resorted to the po
lice and the municipal courts and de
liberately and maliciously adopted a
scheme to. attract a crowd that they
might have an excuse to have these
girls arrested. We do not thiak the
complainants have come with clean
Taylor made a statement in reply
to this in which he admitted that
Knab had put the signs in the win
dow and the strike-breakers on the
street for the purpose of breaking
the strike, but said the police had
voluntarily bestowed their assistance
on the restaurant combine by send
ing patrols around to pick up the
pickets. His reaspn for pleading
guilty for pickets his clients had put
on the street with the evident pur
pose of being arrested since Taylor
admitted they had broken the law
was to save the time of the court, ac
cording to his statement.
That some of the waitresses were
acquitted by juries he blamed on the
inability of the prosecuting attorney
to properly handle the cases.
Elizabeth Maloney, finanplal secre
tary and business agent of the wai
tresses' union, resumed her testi
mony. She said she. believed she was act- i
ing within her rights as indicated by
the court's decision in Having Knab,
Powers and Efting restaurants pick
eted in the manner the McGoorty
Baldwin and Windes injunction 'de
She told of the day the colored
pickets were put on the street by
Knab to annoy the union pickets and
of Dudley Taylor's admonitions to
them to "walk shoulder to shoulder"
with the union pickets, which Heibel
of the restaurant combine seconded.
The pickets were placed in -front of
the restaurants to inform thepublic
that the waitresses" wereutAc6ntest
for one day of rest in seven and bet
ter wdrking conditions, and MJss Ma
loney declared that the plaa td union
ize all the, restaurants was decided
upon after the attempt to obtain the
one day rest In seven through the
Illinois legislature was defeated. She
declared that no efforthad been made
to coerce the restaurant keepers and
the picketing had at all time "been
The hearing is resumed today.
GEORGE MEAD TRIES SUICIDE
When Mrs. E. T. Yorke-Mead
heard that her divorced husband,
George H. Mead, was dying from an
overdose of veronal in. Milwaukee last
night she exclaimed: "Thank God, if
he only dies!"
Mead was formerly a well-known
advertising man in this oity. He be
came acquainted with his wife In Ger
many. She was formerly the wife
of Dr. E. T. L. Yorke, dentist to the
Last December Mrs. Yorke was ar
rested, and fined for conducting a
"call flat" in a fashionable apartment
building at 447 Fullerton parkway.
At present she lives at 735 Waveland.
o o - '
New county jail plans discussed by
county commissioners.. Plan $2,000,
000 bqnd issue,
Wm. Butterworth, attacked by rob
bers in store at 3027 Federal St., dead..