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ness of the censors there may also be
some reform in this line.
"The police reorganization ordin
ance will be followed, to the letter,"
said Chief Healey. ""The second
deputy's office is authorized to in
vestigate and report only on vice mat
ters not to make raids. Wherever
active police duty is to be done it will
be assigned to the police districts or
to the first deputy's office. Policemen
now in the morals squad will have to
be shifted. This doesn't mean an
open town or anything like it, but il
does mean that each division will do
its own proper work."
LEGISLATURE PROMISES LABOR
ACTION ON BILLS
2,0d0 labor delegates yesterday pa
raded around the state house and
into the arsenal to open a convention
which will take the form of a gigantic
lobby to force labor bills through this
session of the legislature.
Labor delegates were assured that
there would be no adjournment ofthe
legislature until a roll call had been
taken on all the "big bills."
Thirty minutes after the parade
things began to happen. The indus
trial affairs committee reported fa
vorably the "one day rest in seven"
and the "8-hour day for women"
bills. They said they would prob
ably report on the child labor bill this
Pres. Walker was seated as chair
man of the convention and the first
resolution passed, was a demand for
a straight cut pro-labor program from
the legislature, including all the rail
road bills, not one of which has come
out of the committee.
Following this the delegates were
divided into senatorial districts and
instructed to go out immediately and
lobby with the senators and represen
tatives from their districts. They will
report the attitude of the men they
have interviewed this morning.
Tax deed law declared void by the
supreme court of Illinois.
1 CROSS EXAMINATION BRINGS
OUT INTERESTING POINTS
Trinidad, Colo., April 28. Charles
Snyder, who testified for state that
"Mother" Jones and defendant, John
R. Lawson, urged the striking miners
to fight if necessary, admitted on
cross examination yesterday that he
was in the employ of the Baldwin
Felts Detective Agency and that he
demanded money from Lawson a
short time ago, saying he would get
it from the "other side" if the labor
leader did not give it Lawson re
fused to give him money.
John J. Hendricks, district attorney
of Las Animas County, Colo., who is
conducting the case against Lawson.
TELEGRAPH BRIEFS .
Washington. President commuted
sentence of W. L. Norton, pres. of for
mer American Nat. Bank, Bartles
ville, Okla., convicted of misappropri
ating funds and falsifying records,
from 7 years to 368 days.
London. Sub-Lieutenant Nedli
cott and a mechanic named Hughes
were killed when a seaplane In which,
they were flyhiff eollapsedat Calshotj,
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